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good morning, america. donald trump's vegas-size rally last night. his harshest words yet for ted cruz. >> this guy is sick. there's something wrong with this guy. >> and a protester. >> i'd like to punch him in the face, i'll tell you. key staffer after new allegations of a dirty trick. that's all ahead of the next big severe weather alert. a large tornado outbreak expected to hit the gulf coast. damaging winds up to 70 miles an hour and golf ball-sized hail. 21 million people in the threat flooding rain and storms from texas to maine. snow hole emergency. this 10-year-old girl falls ten feet below the surface.
pull her free and we have the time. and are you ready for this? "gma" on safari. an epic event never before attempted on live television. plunging you into africa's garden of eden. wonders of the world. the move as part of the great migration. we're with them from the air to the ground. our drones and trackers following their steps, and you're part of it all with groundbreaking virtual technology at your fingertips. "gma" live on safari in africa starts right now. i don't know about you but chill bumps are already out. good morning, america.
we'll give you an extraordinary glimpse at one of the natural wonders of the world. >> let's take a look at it right now. amy is there. amy robach there live in africa. she's in tanzania and she's just about to go into the ngorongoro crater in tanzania, one of the most spectacular, stunning sights in the world. you see her in the convoy right there. amy, how is it? >> oh, my goodness, george. it truly is the garden of eden. it is spectacular and just moments ago that's right, we descended into the 2,000-foot deep crater and now we have just arrived and i believe a few of our friends came to join us, the animals have really cooperated. you are looking live at the great migration in panoramic views. this is 100-square-mile crater. we have a lot of ground to cover. we have help to cover this. we have five cameras, a long lens camera. two drones and, of course, that 360-degree virtual reality
is stunning. there are so many animals to see. we're going to be looking for elephants, lions and rhinos because those are the animals that are threatened, in fact, our t.j. holmes is in south africa, he's going to be talking about the efforts to try and stop illegal hunting so that we can protect and save these majestic creatures, guys. buckle up, this is going to be an awesome ride. >> it really will be. you'll be live all morning long. one of the memories i treasure most, my family, we went on a safari in south africa right before my father passed. it is -- you're going to see for yourself. you're going to feel like you're there. i will never ever forget that memory. special. but we will begin with the race for the white house. it's "your voice, your vote." republicans squaring off ahead of today's votes in nevada and ted cruz facing a major shake-up in his inner circle. abc's tom llamas has the latest and joins us from las vegas. good morning, tom. >> reporter: robin, good morning to you.
and if the gop wants a brawler in the white house they may get it with donald trump. you're going to hear why in a moment. trump talking tough in front of thousands last night in vegas as senator ted cruz hits a very tough point in his campaign. this morning, a cruz campaign shake-up and donald trump is relishing every minute of it. >> the evangelicals didn't vote for him. you know why, because they don't like liars. >> reporter: overnight, trump rallied a massive crowd in las vegas saying he wanted to hit a protester who interrupted him. >> i'd like to punch him in the face, i'll tell you. >> reporter: and poking fun at senator ted cruz. >> this guy is sick. there's something wrong with this guy. >> reporter: cruz forced to fire his communications director rick tyler after tyler spread a false report which claimed rubio dismissed the bible to a cruz staffer in this video. >> i know exactly what i said to that young man. i said, the answer to every question you'll ever have is in that book. >> reporter: senator rubio livid
campaigning by the cruz campaign from suggesting dr. ben carson was dropping out during the iowa caucuses to photoshopping this image of rubio shaking hands with the president. >> someone in that organization has set that culture. ted has to be responsible for that. >> reporter: senator cruz looked into this most recent matter himself then made this decision in this morning, i asked for rick tyler's resignation. i had made clear in this campaign that we will conduct this campaign with a very highest standards of integrity. >> reporter: cruz warning attacks on his character could ultimately derail his campaign. >> if other candidates devote all their time and energy to attacking us and engaging in personal slurs and attacks, it is possible they could weaken us to a sufficient extent that they hand donald trump the nomination. >> reporter: and overnight, senator ted cruz seeming to strengthen his immigrant plan saying he would be in favor of
roundups, this, as senator marco rubio received 16 endorsements, george, yesterday, from establishment republican party members clearly many in the >> that's right. all ahead of those caucuses tonight. we'll move to the democrats now and hillary clinton hoping that momentum from her win over bernie sanders in nevada will bring her big victories in south carolina saturday and that huge delegate hall across the south on super tuesday, one week from today. abc's cecilia vega is here with the latest. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: george, good morning to you. the vermont senator now looking ahead to super tuesday states also hoping he can pull off the win he needs to keep his campaign afloat. and now he's got his sights set on his one and only target. overnight hillary clinton popping up on the set of "scandal," star scott foley sharing this instagram of clinton with himself and president fitz. clinton on a fund-raising trip to los angeles where she attended a $2,700 per person event at the home of a hollywood executive. >> thank you, nevada.
of the african-american vote in nevada, she's counting on south carolina where more than half of democratic voters are expected to be black. clinton also launching another new ad featuring one of the most well-recognized voices in america, actor morgan freeman. >> she says their names. >> trayvon martin shot to death. dontre hamilton, unarmed. >> reporter: bernie sanders is turning to a different prominent african-american actor, danny glover, while attacking clinton as a political opportunist. >> and the people of the united states need to know the difference between hastily adopted campaign rhetoric and the real record and the long-held ideas of the candidates. >> reporter: sanders' team says that, while they haven't given up on south carolina where
double-digit lead, they are focused on super tuesday. sanders hoping for wins in places like colorado, oklahoma, minnesota and massachusetts. and during a 22-minute speech in boston sanders mentioned hillary clinton's name 15 times. big-name endorsement from spike lee, the big question, though, be enough? >> does he have enough time? let's bring that question to jon karl in washington. you saw that targeting that cecilia put up for bernie sanders. some wins tuesday. >> reporter: that's right. on super tuesday to get some wins. bernie sanders' home state of massachusetts, minnesota, camp thinks they can win and remember, george, in every single state for the democrats the delegates are awarded proportionally. even in states he loses he will still gather delegates.
it's a relatively new caucus there but you got some firsthand evidence yesterday of the republican establishment really closing ranks behind marco rubio. >> reporter: oh, absolutely. you saw several united states senators, several congress -- members of congress, governors, former governors, all coming out and endorsing marco rubio yesterday. really quite a list including bob dole, the 1996 republican nominee. but, george, dole told me, i talked to him about this. he told me that, if rubio can't find a place to win on super tuesday, if trump sweeps on super tuesday then he -- you might as well start printing the inaugural invitations that trump will be the nominee. >> yeah, that surprised me from bob dole. he felt he could even win the white house. jon karl, thanks very much. now to another big headline, new developments in that michigan rampage. we're learning more about what the uber driver charged with killing six people and injuring two, what he may
ammo shop. abc's alex perez has the latest from kalamazoo. alex. >> reporter: good morning, robin. authorities describe the uber driver as cooperative, but not remorseful. the big question, a possible motive in this case remains a mystery. this morning we're learning more about the suspect in that deadly rampage in kalamazoo. uber driver jason dalton. >> you understand the charges? >> yes, sir. >> reporter: the 45-year-old stone-faced during his arraignment monday facing several charges, including six counts of murder. >> i would prefer just to remain silent. >> reporter: prosecutors saying they still don't know his motive but they say that dalton admitted he took people's lives. >> i described this previously as intentional, as deliberate, as cold. >> reporter: investigators say dalton picked up uber fares in between the shootings saturday night. just a short time before dalton was arrested he allegedly picked up a fare with these three men. >> my buddy said, this isn't the hhr, you're not the guy, are you, and he kind of said no.
as an insurance adjuster, is married and a father of 10 and 15-year-old. andrew jamieson the best man at his wedding shocked by the news. >> he was very quiet and reserved. definitely not out to ever cause anybody trouble. >> reporter: a local gun and ammunition owner says dalton stopped in about once a month and was there just hours before the shooting purchasing a tactical jacket. the three separate attacks unfolding across a 12-mile area. six people dead in the course of five hours. barbara ann hawthorne's family in a statement describing her as a generous, giving person, the 14-year-old girl with hawthorne during the shooting remains in critical condition, initially believed to be brain dead. >> abigail is strong. everybody needs to get that straight. my daughter is not dead. >> reporter: and this morning, we've learned the girlfriend of one of the young victims that
nearby and called 911 during the ordeal. dalton is due back in court here next week, thursday, george. >> thank you, alex. we are all pulling for that young girl. major winter storm brewing. sam has that. >> damaging storm already this morning, george. let's get you warned. there's a lot more to come. let's show you what's happening in west texas, 45 to 60-mile-an-hour driving winds. then the hailstones involved in this, as well. so the hailstones this size, that's a house window, so if it did it to a house, imagine what it's doing to cars. this is not just the spot in texas, it's all over the deep south so, baton rouge, mobile, montgomery, all the way into the panhandle, that's where these storms will be active. strong winds, damaging winds. we think tornados are possible. not just the storms, though. it's a lot of soaking rain. look at these areas shaded in yellow, you're getting one around shreveport, atlanta, charlotte, new york, boston later on. probably for tomorrow. very heavy rain involved here. two, three, four inches of rain. new york is getting a little hit of dnow this afternoon. nothing to do with what you'll get tomorrow which is the worst weather and then this snow that kicks in starting tomorrow
could be a good size hit of snow so, robin and george, a lot eastern half of the country. >> thank you, sam. the latest now on the battle between apple and the fbi. protesters rallying at apple stores all around the world today to support the tech giant's refusal to help the fbi unlock the iphone used by one of abc's pierre thomas has the latest. >> reporter: today in over 40 cities across the nation and internationally apple supporters saying no to the fbi and a judge has ordered to help open the iphone of the san bernardino killer. >> this goes far beyond this single case or this single phone and in fact they're actually asking apple to do something that would put millions of people's safety and security at risk. >> reporter: but some family members of those fatally shot and wounded this morning weighing in, as well. announcing plans to join the fbi in the fight against apple. >> the questions that the family members have, the victims, they include why did this happen? how could this happen?
are they still being targeted? who did these people communicate with? >> reporter: this after an intensifying war of words between apple ceo tim cook and fbi director james comey. the fbi director saying it's critical to get evidence from the phone as soon as possible and the apple ceo warning that the fbi's demands would potentially make millions of phones vulnerable to hacking. tech giants have supported their stance but microsoft co-founder bill gates suggested to "the financial times" that the rnment is asking for something narrow. >> it's no different than, you know, should -- if anybody ever been able to tell the phone company to get information, bank records, should anybody be able to get it? >> reporter: but gates goes on to say that apple is waiting for a high court, quote, to make clear what they should do. george. >> it is a big fight, thanks very much. we move on to a big headline about distracted driving. new evidence this morning that those distractions from texting, even changing stations on the radio, lead to a majority of
big role. abc's rebecca jarvis here to explain. good morning, rebecca. >> reporter: hi, george, good morning. this really goes to show you just how crucial it is to pay attention while you are driving. the new research showing that in two-thirds of crashes drivers were distracted just seconds before the accident and in 90% of the most severe crashes, drivers were distracted. we've seen that frightening video. texting, chatting, changing the tunes. resulting in crashes each and every time. [ screaming ] >> reporter: and this morning, new evidence that not only is distracted driving a major factor behind car crashes, but that the risk of crashing rises significantly when drivers were emotional, angry, sad, tearful or agitated. the study conducted by the
institute surveyed 3,500 drivers between the ages of 16 and 98 through a three-year period. the author says that distractions that take a driver's eye away from the road create the greatest crash risk. the most common being reaching for a cell phone, reading or writing or using touchscreen menus on the dashboard. the lead author of this study says these findings are particularly useful because they show just how distracted teens were while driving. he says if something isn't done soon to limit the distractions there could be scary results in the future. also looking on the dashboard too. part of those distractions playing around with the radio, doing things that people do and there's so much to see in the car. >> so much going on. >> should be some way to disable the driver's phone? >> yeah, i'd like to see that. >> thank you, rebecca. you got an incredible story. >> a dramatic rescue in california. a 10-year-old girl suddenly falling through the snow into freezing water. her father trying desperately to pull her out. abc's kayna whitworth has the details. >> reporter: dramatic new cell
to frantically save his 10-year-old girl from freezing water and hypothermia. >> i was scared and calling out for help. my feet were freezing. >> reporter: this morning, samantha white speaking out after falling through this hole in the snow and into the frigid water below. >> at first i thought it was just an indent but i fell in and i felt one of my legs hanging. >> reporter: samantha's father scrambling to help. >> i stuck out the snow pull for her to grab and she wasn't strong enough to hole on to it and i noticed that she was starting to sink. >> reporter: luckily, a search and rescue team was nearby on an overnight training exercise. >> not for the actions of the search and rescue team, samantha's disposition might be quite different. >> reporter: authorities say a bridge underneath the weight of all that snow had collapsed creating an opening smaller than a manhole. samantha had fallen ten feet below the surface of the snow.
rescuers. >> i was happy that they were training there. >> reporter: for "good morning america," kayna whitworth, abc news, los angeles. >> wow. >> thank goodness she's okay. >> that search and rescue team. >> we got some snow our way. >> this is a little snow. no one gets more than two inches. take a look. watches out. up comes this low, the small system today, not the heavy rain for tomorrow but today starting at around an hour in philly and probably by about noon today in new york you'll start to see the rain and the snow mixing in. this is mostly snow for north of the big cities, that's the
coming up, new developments in those sexual harassment allegations against peyton manning. coaches at the university of tennessee expected to speak out this morning. and amy is live on safari in africa on the great migration. amy, what do you see? >> oh, guys, we have a beautiful lake of pink as in pink flamingos right behind me and some zebras and wildebeest in
the flamingos are only here for a couple of months in this crater. so we are so fortunate to be able to bring this to you. look at them fly. they are gorgeous but we are on a mission to find even more animals. we are looking for elephants, black rhinos and lions, there are some of the hardest to find on safari but you'll see them with us live, so stay with us. we have so much more. this is not a job for me, this is, this is my life. this is my family. being a part of helping people in need is who i am. working at brookdale for me is not just a job, it's a life for me. i love it. i formed many connections with the residents. i feel like i am part of their family and they're part of mine. if you can get up in the morning, ya know, shake the dust and go up there and make somebody happy, when i go to sleep, i did my job. your body was made for better things than
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welcome back to "gma" and that is something you cannot see very often. a rhino on safari at the ngorongoro crater in tanzania. well. amy is there this morning all morning long. we've got cameras all across that crater for the great migration and we're going to bring you more in discuss a little bit. bit. also right now donald trump with the harshest words yet for ted cruz accusing his campaign of spreading lies as ready. camille cosby responding to questions about her husband during a seven-hour deposition.
>> let's not waste another moment. back to amy and her crew on safari in africa. how is it going, amy? >> oh, this is so incredible. incredibly rare. you are seeing live exactly what we're seeing here in the ngorongoro crater and that is the elusive black rhino. there are about 40 of them in this crater and it is extremely rare to see one up close and personal and you are seeing it along with us and i have here with me wildlife expert animal planet's dave salmoni. you haven't seen this often yourself. >> quite a sight. i rarely see them. >> dave also -- something most of us haven't done -- spent six months alone with lions. that will come in handy. we are on the move for lions and elephants and incredibly rare to see and to bring it live we have our two droings. let's get them flying on their mission. guys, take it away and you are just going to be wowed and wowed and wowed but what we'll be able
and a half, stay with us. so much more to come. >> completely first we have the latest on peyton manning under growing scrutiny because of a sexual harassment lawsuit against his alma mater, the university of tennessee. that is bringing up an accusation made against peyton 20 years ago by a female trainer and this morning coaches at u.t. are expected to speak out. abc's ryan smith is here with the latest. good morning, ryan. >> reporter: good morning. >> reporter: good morning. 16 coaches from both men's and women's sports teams at the university of tennessee are holding a joint press conference to answer questions on a variety of issues and it is alleged they created a hostile environment for females they're defending their reputation. this morning, 16 head coaches at the university of tennessee speaking out expected to hold a joint press conference for the
a lawsuit alleging the university violated title ix by creating a hostile environment for women. >> tennessee starts possession inside the 30. to the end zone. >> reporter: this after football coach butch jones made his first public comments regarding the suit saturday. defending the football program. >> we've worked very hard to build our culture. we're continuing to defend it. >> reporter: the plaintiffs allege the school acted with deliberate indifference in its response to incidents of sexual assault. >> manning gets the pass to fowler. >> reporter: among those cited in the filing, peyton manning, the good guy quarterback fresh off his super bowl win. >> my relationships with my teammates have been important to me. >> reporter: allegations resurfacing from a 20-year-old incident in which a highly regarded female trainer called manning sexually assaulted her while at the university of tennessee allegedly placing his genital area on her while she examined his foot.
1996 incident as a crude but harmless locker room exchange. not right catching him mooning another athlete. >> it took social media to make this a news story. it's been out there. it's a story that is potentially incredibly damaging to peyton manning. >> reporter: this is just the latest in a slew of claims filed against numerous universities for their handling of sexual assault cases. florida state and baylor each settled claims last month by female students alleging football players assaulted them. the university of tennessee's lawyer says the school acted lawfully and in good faith in the situations outlined in the lawsuit against them. >> a lot of people watching this thank you, ryan. we move on to a bitter legal battle between the guy you've seen in those doss equis his talent agency. he's being called a deadbeat in court filings. nick watt has the story. >> he can speak french and russian. the most interesting man in the role.
played him for ten years jonathan goldsmith knee-deep in the most interesting legal battle. >> i prefer dos equis. >> reporter: apparently goldsmith's preference for dos equis intoxicated him into believing that he could ignore his promises reads a complaint tied by his manager claiming he owes him a cut of close to $2 million in mere money or apparently always pay that manager he stopped in november 2014. and change. >> reporter: the suit declaring there is nothing interesting about being a deadbeat refers to goldsmith as the least honorable business. >> the last time he flirted with danger, danger got clingy. >> reporter: goldsmith just countersued his manager. >> my client, i have to tell you, has been in the business over 50 years. he's an honorable man. he's never cheated anyone. >> reporter: goldsmith claims by dishing details and dollars
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right behind me, beef a pride of male lions, and a female lion right there. it is really hot here. it's about 90 degrees. you can see them panting and looking for shade just to try to stay cool. they hunt at night but had is it really remarkable you're seeing this live with us with our five cameras here capturing it all for you and we want to find lion, elephants and rhinos because among many things they are threatens in this continent and our t.j. holmes is actually in south africa with more on the efforts to try and stop illegal hunting to protect these beautiful creatures. t.j., how is it going? >> hey there, robach. it's going actually really, really well. i know we've been using drones a lot and been using them to track the animals but i want you to take a peek at something on this screen. take a look at that white van and keep your eye on it. we're using unmanned aerial vehicles here, as well. you know what we're doing. we're using those unmanned aerial vehicles to actually
out of the van, hopefully you can get a glimpse of me but this thing is circling. this is the latest technology being used to try to save the rhino from extinction. they look like soldiers. they're actually park rangers in south africa and this is their battlefield. what's a bigger threat to your rangers, is it the animals or poachers. >> it's the poachers, definitely the poachers. they've got deadly weapons. >> reporter: i'm on patrol with rangers at this park, the oldest game reserve in africa. armed coachers come after rhinos every night on these grounds. but tonight the rangers have air support. this is the latest attempt to combat the killing of rhinos in south africa. the project is called air shepherd. drones with infrared cameras patrol the air and send back images in realtime to a mobile command center where a team monitors them. >> someone stopped there.
those white dots, that's me and the rangers on patrol. but if a poacher is spotted the drone team can tell the rangers where to intercept. south africa is home to over 80% of the world's rhino population, but they're facing extinction in the wild because of their highly coveted horns. the high demand comes from asia where the horns are believed to have medicinal power. this man says he's heard from friends that it can cure diseases. he mixes up the horn and puts it in a drink. >> there is no scientific proof that rhino horn has any medicinal benefits but people firmly believe it does have the attributes that it's said to have. you know, it's the same as telling a christian jesus christ doesn't exist. >> reporter: rhino poaching has reached unprecedented levels in south africa. ten years ago 25 rhinos were poached. the number last year, 1,175.
asked us not to show his face. through a translator he said he's killed at least 50 rhinos family. did you ever feel bad for what you were doing for killing these animals? he says at times i would feel sorry for the animals but i had to do what i had to do. park rangers say trying to save the rhino from poachers is like fighting a war. some would say they're getting close to wiping the rhino off the planet and you all are fighting that battle now. >> we're trying, of course, it's very bad. >> reporter: but for now the war continues to save some of africa's most majestic creatures. it's africa >> reporter: all right, as the drone above continues to circle around, i'm the guy down here in the blue shirt hoping you can still make me out but i'll have my photographer mark who is sitting in that command center turn on around to the camera and
turn on around here, here i am at this park. the drone can cover a whole lot more ground than the guys on foot, the rangers on foot enthough this is new technology being used certainly going to be helpful just in the time we've been here, guy, there's been four rhinos poached, killed right here at this park. after that coveted rhino horn so they have new tools they will be using. not foolproof but this could be the future, robach, i'll send it back to you in tanzania. >> all right, t.j., fantastic reporting. such an important message. we want to take you back to where we are right now live right near a pride of lions, one of eight pries that we know of here in the ngorongoro crater and speaking of endangered animals, the lions are the quickest -- they're moving towards extinction faster than any other species on the planet so protecting these beautiful creatures is so very important. and coming up, you know, you're seeing this live with us as we're seeing it. we will tell you more about the
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look at that shot. live, a pair of lion, it is hot out there and you are looking at another way you can experience "gma" on safari, the true circle of life. amy in tanzania on a mission to find some of africa's most majestic creatures. she has five cameras with her including an incredible camera from our partner in this, im-360 shooting 360 degrees right now to give you a virtual reality experience unlike anything you've ever seen on tv. >> all right, it is jaw-dropping at home but no one is more surprised than me. when we said great migration i thought we were talking 95 going into the beltway in d.c. but we're not. this camera can take you around and i'm going to -- look at this. all the way around the ngorongoro crater, look at the mountains, by the way that's a little cirrus and cumulus
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>> light snow still falling and you'll find it west and south of denver. here in town quit a bit of cloud cover. but skies will continue to clear. if you're in parts of jefferson and douglas counties you'll pick up another half inch to maybe an inch this morning before sunshine returns. temperatures climb into the upper 30s to mid, even a few upper 40s to the northeast. 20s and 30s in the mountains. this is one of the coldest days we have seen in weeks. tomorrow back in the 50s. about 10 degrees warmer into the weekendd on saturday a high of 63 degrees. the weekend. >> most definitely. i want to show you a couple of problems, one an accident i just got on tape here, on the of town. i-70, westbound side by wadsworth and kipling. traffic. the other problem spot is on i-
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decision. dr. ashton is here live. . and the startling picture of the slam dunk jump. this teen appearing to levitate in midair. but it's not photoshopped and he's no jedi. the story behind the photo everyone is clicking on this oh paradise all that and buckle up. it is time to go on safari live as we say -- >> all: good morning, america. and good morning to amy and her crew there. our audience joining in on the safari this morning. look, they've all got their phones on sharing in this incredible experience the great migration in africa. >> oh, yes. and amy is live in tanzania this morning. absolutely stunning, that
how much are you loving this? >> these animals are really cooperating with us. it's incredible. i know and you're there with us. we've got our five live cameras and there is so much to see. i'm here with animal planet's dave salmoni and we just found a herd of buffalo. these are incredible, majestic creatures. we just saw those lions live, and, dave, it's funny. they're not afraid of much but they are afraid of these guys. >> although lions are the king of the jungle, they do have to watch out for these guys. these are the reason more lions die than any other reason exist. when they feel threatened they react aggressively. if they felt threatened they'd send a couple sentinels and just kill whatever is in their way. >> we're at a safe distance. a good thing, and we'll have so much more interesting and fun facts as dave likes to call them about all these incredible our two drones, our live drones may have just found a herd of elephants, so we're going to be headed over there next. cannot wait to bring that to you. >> we can't wait either.
that buffalo is storing up his energy there. >> but to see them in their home on their turf. >> all these interesting facts, too. i love this. >> and technically amy is in exactly the right position because she's upwind of the >> i knew you couldn't resist that. >> buffalo don't smell so -- >> you ran that fact -- don't say that, sam. >> no, it's beautiful. >> you can see he listens to us. >> we'll go to cecilia vega. >> don't come to me after that. good morning, guys. we begin with today's republican caucuses in nevada. donald trump is trying for his third consecutive win. he has a commanding lead overnight drawing a large crowd in las vegas and delivering his harshest attack yet on ted cruz calling him sick and attacking his integrity. the texas senator hoping to recover from a campaign shake-up after firing a staffer for posting a misleading video about marco rubio, and rubio is gaining ground picking up endorsements from bob dole and
previously supported jeb bush. and missouri senator claire mccaskill has been diagnosed with breast cancer. she says her prognosis does look good as she begins treatment in st. louis. mccaskill says the cancer was diagnosed lew a mammogram. bill gates is siding with the fbi in its battle with apple. gates tells "the financial times" he agrees that apple should hack into the phone used by one of the san bernardino shooters saying the fbi's request for access is, quote, no special thing. a new poll finds that most americans also side with the fbi. and there is a new warning this morning about climate change. scientists say global sea levels are rising at the fastest rate in 2,800 years. they say there's more to come. another one to four feet by the end of this century depending on how much carbon dioxide and other gases are released into the atmosphere. a close call in southern california when this small plane crashed
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guys, he was only in that pose for a split second. his mom says she's going to of course hang it on the lawn of the house. that's amazing, right? >> he's the most chill rebounder around. us, cecilia, appreciate it. now, a surprising new report about mastectomies. the u.s. department of health and human services revealing the number of women who undergo double mastectomies has tripled. abc's news chief women's health correspondent jennifer ashton is here to talk about this so tell us, give us some details about this increase. >> so, robin, this was not a study but an accumulation of data from 2005 to 2013 and over that eight-year period some interesting trends were observed. as we just heard, the rate of mastectomy overall has increased by 36%. the number of women having double mastectomies, that tripled over the eight-year period, and women who are choosing double mastectomies were about ten years younger than those women who were having single mastectomies, and this was all in the face of the breast cancer rate staying
>> yeah, so it's staying stable but yet women are taking these measures because they -- it's individual. and they have to do what they feel is best for them. >> exactly. >> as a doctor, when do you think it is right for a double or single mastectomy? >> so, difficult question and obviously, as you said, it does have to be individualized but three kind of main reasons why a woman would choose a mastectomy. number one, if they have a genetic mutation like the brca mutation that we've talked about and most people know about, second reason, if it's a large tumor in a relatively small size breast because, again, we have to take into account cosmetic issues, the risk of being disfigured with the treatment of the cancer and lastly, patient preference. women still can say, i don't want to go through that increased surveillance, stress, follow-up long term, and so i want to choose what i think is the best course of action. >> and quite a few think that way. when you look at it, there's some controversy about does it
even getting it in the first place if you have a mastectomy. >> and this is what most people don't know, robin. to be clear, and we have known this for some time, the risk of recurrence or death after being treated with mastectomy versus lumpectomy with radiation is the same, so this treatment -- >> that is surprising. >> -- has to be individualized. >> when people hear that, you think -- >> absolutely the same so this is a discussion women need to have with that breast surgeon and needs to be right about them. it's about treating the whole woman and not just the body part. >> each woman and men go through breast cancer, as well. we're thinking of senator mccaskill that she has been recently diagnosed and she said the prognosis was good so we're thinking of her. over to lara. here's what's coming up on our "gma morning menu." we are, as you have seen, on safari getting up close with the most majestic animals in africa. and then we are learning more about a tribe there. amy joining in on a wedding like
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the middle of it now. >> we really are. we are moving through this 100-mile crate irhere with animal planet's dave salmoni headed to where the drones are right now. those live drones over that herd of elephants. it's simply incredible. we have five live cameras for you at home to be on safari with us so as we're experiencing it, so are you at home and, dave, i want to take a look at this drone footage and these elephants. we've seen these guy, right. >> we saw them fighting the other day. >> yes, we did. >> what happens is when there's babies around which is right around now the girls, they kick all the young boys out so they don't hurt the babies so now there's a little group hanging out, bachelor's group, boys will be boys. >> called satellite males because they hang out near the the herd. >> i love what you told me about the power of their trunks. >> the trunks, absolutely, one of their biggest strengths. in their trunk.
the lion and the elephant is the third threatened species here in this continent, those tusks are beautiful but they're certainly unfortunately a commodity on the black market in the asian market. >> yep. >> we need to do more to protect them. >> what happened was when the asian markets grew and more new wealth you needed to have ivory tusks and that rhino horn. there's a lot of time and energy into keeping them safe. >> specifically in the crater there is a natural barrier that 2,000-foot wall where a volcano once stood higher than mt. kilimanjaro. this is a protected area but there are also measures in place from anti-poaching patrols, tell me a little about what they do here that's been so successful. >> one of the big things i said, it's hard to get in here without being seen. but i think the biggest success of this park it was the first park ever to partner with the local people so on top of the anti-
geography all the local maasai will recognize those they don't recognize and tell anti-poaching people there's a problem. >> look at this picture of an elephant. it's just incredible. you are seeing this elephant move through the tall grasses in the middle of the great migration here at the ngorongoro crater. you are seeing him do what so many, 2 million animals are doing right now, live, they are in search of the nutrient rich grass here. >> absolutely. this is the largest mammal oal on the planet. imagine how much food they have to eat. only digest 30% of the food they put in. he's pulling up that grass and putting it in. he's going to put in a lot to be that big. >> yeah, and these animals travel far and wide. >> yeah, another fun fact i like about these guys is that they actually talk to each other with a subsonic so we can't hear it but can talk from miles and miles to each other to tell each other how they are doing.
>> i was hoping we would see what we saw yesterday, those two young males sparring. >> it's part of the social structure. these males will all at one point want to breed with the herd so the boys that win those little tussles right when if comes to breeding time the strongest, the fittest, he gets to have time with the ladies. >> but i also love speaking of the ladies as we look at these four cameras live over had incredible herd of elephants. the women are in charge. >> women, it's a hierarchal structure so the girls decide where they go, when they go and how they go. if they don't want a boy around send him out. >> just like us. just like us, dave. >> absolutely. ladies rule the house. >> as we're moving through the crater and, oh, we're here. we made it. oh, my goodness. elephants. you're seeing them too. they are so beautiful but they're far away from the rest of the animals in the crater here. they move around. do they like to be alone. seclusion. it's just a matter of they're eating different things and moving in certain areas so the herd that's close is closer to
happens is, the crater has a lot of different habitats so you can see the water when we had the flamingos, a forested area and they're in the area that the girls like the most, the trees, because the herd will be there. >> it's so incredible and we're showing this to you live with our five cameras but the one camera you really can get an immersive 3d virtual reality experience is that im-360 camera near the forest here. >> that's where the black ryan and elephants will be. >> you can check it out on your tablet, your phone. you can pan it, look up, look down, zoom in and really see everything as it's happening here in the crater during the great migration and this is something that is so spectacular. it's one of the wonders of the world. >> natural wonder of the world and the reason is there's so many. never seen mass amounts of animals move together as a team. so obviously what they'll do is they'll follow the rain.
have something to eat and when it gets eaten they have to move on. this is where a lot of these wildebeests and zebra and gazelle all come to have their babies. >> you say zebra, i say zebra. you say wildebeest. >> i say africa gets to name the animal because they have it. i grew up in north america so i used to call it zebra and wildebeest. >> you're correct and i'm wrong. it's all right. with all of those millions, 2 million migrating that is when the lions come out to play because they have a steady food source. >> all the predators so in the crater here you've got eight prides of lions and you've got hyena, everything eating, unfortunately, all the new nutrient that's coming in which is the animal. >> nutrient rich grass because of its volcanic beginnings. >> absolutely. the reason why they have all their babies at the same time protection in numbers. it's the odds of, hey, i won't be the one that gets grabbed by
the babies are on the ground so only a small percentage can be grabbed by predators. >> it's beautiful as we're looking at these live pictures of elephants just slowly moving. you pointed this out to me yesterday. they look like they're moving in slow motion. you say they can outrun any man. >> the slowest elephant would outrun usain bolt. >> wow. >> you can see the ears flapping because it's so hot right now so he or she is cooling himself down because he runs blood through his ears. >> isn't this incredible back in new york. >> he's saying that the slowest elephant could beat the fastest man in the world, is that what we just heard. >> that's a true statement. >> that's unbelievable. i'm so glad you guys explained the great migration because we were all wondering where they're going from and where they're going to so thank you for the education. >> amy doing a great job holding on. hard reporting on the road, fast speeds doing an awesome job. >> i also learned my house is
women rule. >> you know what, amy, you're making us feel that we are there with you. that's the beauty of it so we do feel like we're there. thank you. >> that was the idea. >> and because i've never seen an elephant out of captivity i never seen one reach down and grab that huge amount of grass and just take it in. >> a thousand muscles in the trunk. is that what they said. >> amazing. >> i love their big ears. so beautiful. i love these pictures. >> this has been a spectacular thing. let's get you -- by the way, need to talk about weather this morning because dallas pd is working fuhrously. we've had a lot of bad accidents. trailers flipped. a lot of strong winds and rough rain. dallas, better in the afternoon. tornado warnings pop around corpus christi, also around galveston this morning so be very careful. this afternoon by about 3:00 that storm system moves towards new orleans. you don't have to be in the flash flood watches in the
georgia on into the carolinas as well. carolinas will have a wfaa doing an amazing job in dallas this morning keeping everybody -- letting them know road. >> very busy for you. very busy for me in "pop news." we'll begin with of course talking about the safari. congratulations, amy. amazing job there. things are heating up back here in the u.s., as well. with the countdown to the oscars in full swing, hollywood's hottest night less than a week
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little sunshine starting to pop out. winds out of the north at about 5 to 15 miles per hour. we may be close to freezing. with the windchill feels like 19. light snow continues to fall in through the foothills and south along the palmer divide. that will clear up within the next hour or two and sunshine, `pper 30s, mid- to upper 40s in the northeast. chilly today.
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mall, it's closed down for a bad accident there dealing with broomfield police. take a look at the overall map. a lot of green out there, because traffic is not too bad in a lot of places. heavy traffic north side i-70. i don't know about you, but we're all booking our trips. >> yeah. >> it's a dream. >> we welcome you back to our "gma" safari. you're looking live at some amazing footage coming in right now from tanzania. oh, my goodness, and our im-360 camera is providing a live 360-degree virtual reality view. you can experience it on any device with a tablet like you, sam. you're playing along. >> yeah. i actually think you did a better job of this yesterday. i'm going to try to do this smoothly and calmly because this thing is actually sitting in the middle of the crater, so you can spin it. you could do this on your tablet
you know, when they say shgs where is that report that i morning, you say, well, i'm a >> it's in the ngorongoro crater. >> it's in the ngorongoro crater here with -- and to me, amazing. i'm going to take you on a sky trip. >> okay. >> because, look at this. >> tell us about the clouds. >> because you have colder air aloft, you have these incredible cirrus clouds. you would not expect it with the you the difference there. they're saying, no, sam, talk to amy. i'm fascinated by the clouds, guys. i am. it's just me. >> amy, you brought us rhinos and you brought us elephants and you brought us lions and now hippos? >> now hippos. we have our live drones over the hippos right now. they are in the water there because, as you said, sam, it is really hot in africa right now. dave salmoni here with me too. we are on the move once again holding on headed towards those hippos, but, dave, these are
towards humans the most dangerous animal in africa and responsible for more deaths than any animal in africa. >> you say they have natural sunscreen. i put some on. they do not. >> on a hot day like this they'll lay out and you'll see they'll turn like a little pink color and you'll think they're getting sunburn but actually it's an oil that comes out of their skin and protects them. >> is this common that they're all hanging out sleeping there in the lake? >> yeah, this is part of the day. they'll come and sleep in the water during the day, and at nighttime they come out and graze. even though they're that dangerous, they only eat vegetables, grass. >> all right. that is good to know. there are so many incredible animals here in this crater, and the ecosystem really works because it's the only place where people co-exist with animals. those people are called the maasai, and i got the opportunity to go into one of their villages and experience a very happy celebration for one young couple. they're known as the maasai, a
parts of east africa, historically cattle herders and fearsome warriors. the day we visited, a celebration, the village chief's daughter, 20-year-old endoya getting married to 27-year-old megaliki. she is the first wife of probably what will be many wives? >> oh, yes, it's a very big deal because no matter how many wives he can have, the first wife is always like the pillar of that family. >> reporter: these two of maasai descent are translators from abercrombie and kent tour operators showing us around. the bride somewhat shy leaving for a new one after the groom paid a dowry of cattle. >> see, just before they left the bride's home, you know, the elders from the tribe who ask her, are you ready to go with this man, and she said yes. the boy also was asked that, are you ready to take good care of our daughter? and he said, yes, he will.
centuries old traditions, the maasai are grappling with change and reconciling their place in the 21st century. how do you keep them away from electronics and modern advances? >> it's hard because, you know, a few who have a chance to go to school, they see cell phones, they see television and, you know, as they see that, they come home and they want it. >> reporter: and yet the wedding we witnessed shows their determination to carry on their traditions for centuries to come. we saw the boys were jumping and the girls were singing. what is that tradition? >> whoever can jump higher and can maneuver the jumps impress girls, and whichever girl can shake the shoulders of their white necklaces better than the others will impress the boys. you know, it's one of the few tribes in africa which is still very proud to their culture. >> we want to thank abercrombie and kent for giving us that incredible access, and speaking of access, you have at home an
seeing live here with five cameras and our two drones over those hippos in the pond cooling themselves. you say they're sleeping in there, dave. >> they sleep there during the day and then at nighttime they come out and have their grass. certain times they have pools like that where certain males will get a territory in that water and they'll try to convince a couple of girlfriends to come and hang out with them and those are his girls. >> those are his girls. the males are in charge in the hippo family. >> i doubt it actually. at times of the year they're more aggressive but it doesn't mean they're in charge. >> they eat grass during the night. during the day do they ever get out of the lake or water? >> that's where they get the grass, on land, so that's probably what makes them so dangerous is because they're walking around at nighttime. there are people walking around at nighttime without flashlights and because they're dark and gray, if a hippo gets nervous, he reacts with his mouth open and starts biting. >> those jaws are something. how big, how heavy are these hippos? >> they can be up to two tons. >> wow.
you'll never outrun a hippo. >> all right, dave. i'm going to send it back to you guys in new york. it's really stunning, that you're looking at. >> by any chance do you know, vivid why that pond and the lake is so green? >> that's an algae, so when you have shallow water and lots of sunlight, you get a lot of algae. do they like it? >> they won't eat it but they got fish in there. they're eating all that stuff. >> it all works. >> very vivid, though, thank you, both. >> jesse, i had a great question too. is the lake shallow enough they're standing, or are they that good of swimmers? >> i was wondering that too. are they floating right now? are their feet on the ground of that lake? >> they can do both. they can float. they can stand. most likely they're standing. that's where they feel most comfortable and that's where they'll sleep but a hippo can hold his breath for more than 20 minutes. >> two tons and they can float. >> yes. they can control their buoyancy from their belly.
their nose go pooof. >> dave can make a hippo sound. >> they chuckle. they go -- [ imitating hippos ] that's a really good impression if you know the sound. >> i'm learning so much. >> i'm embarrassing my family back at home. i apologize. >> we are loving every second. >> every second. >> we are, dave. >> let's go outside to sam. >> hippos all over the world were like, what did he just say? what did he say? hey, good morning, gang. how are you? nice to see you guys. where are you from? >> kansas city. >> and? >> new york. >> you were stumped by that? where -- you have many homes? i don't know. where are you from? >> i moved around. rochester. >> and, by the way, can we state your name? >> jim moran. >> beard to covet, my friend. beard to covet, even though he wears it in florida, which i'm not so sure, jim. i'm not so sure. let's get to the boards. one or two things we got to talk about. we've got this little hit of snow and rain we've got in the new york city area. also on to massachusetts and
this is probably about an hour away before we start to get and then we get the mix but here's the big deal. this comes later. through the south today with all that rough thunderstorm action, also it will deliver snow to the chicagoland area in through central illinois and we also think near poplar bluff, missouri, you'll be getting a little bit of that. and this is very heavy rain. look for the areas shaded in yellow and red, if that's you >> would you hold that? would you hold that as we talk better? this morning we've been watching the circle of life experience. and you can watch it through samsung gear powered by oculus, by the way. it's a full 360 view, but also
other things you can do with it. she's at samsung's 837 wearing our gear powered by oculus. we're looking at what rachel is seeing and now you can see all the tanks around her and wait a minute. what is that? is that a shark? rachel, are those sharks? what is it like? like a fish? so, this is apparently ten times scarier than seeing a shark in real life is putting these goggles on and watching them. all right. 360 experience gear all thanks to samsung. lara. >> all right, sam. thank you so much. come inside because this week we are going from morning time to prime time and today is my day. i got to show my acting skills on "the muppet show." the classic is back. it's back and better than ever, kermit, miss piggy, the whole gang have returned. this time the show is documentary style, follows the muppets as they work just like our crew, goes behind the scenes and they're working on a show called "up late with miss piggy."
and do play a part in the show thanks to a very dear friend of mine that you might recognize. he is the notorious shrimp known for dating some of the world's most beautiful women. in real life, he oozes that legendary je ne sais quoi. >> you have great shoes. >> oh, thank you. eyes up, pepe. eyes up. that melodious voice. my love there's only you in -- >> greg, please, i'm singing to my lara. >> reporter: those inquisitive eyes. >> i just want you to know that i love you. i missed you. call me, all right. >> okay, i admit it, i have become attached to that little prawn and slightly possessive. >> what is your phone numbers? >> lara, i thought pepe only had eyes for you. >> i'm very upset right now. but i forgave him when he finally invited me to see him at work as a writer on "up late with miss piggy." >> oh, i love champagne.
is a mockumentary of the muppets workening behind the scenes to get miss piggy's late night show on the air. >> desperate housewives with water bottles full of chardonnay. wanted me to be a guest but apparently as usual he had something else in mind. hi, pepe. i thought i was going to be a guest on the show. >> what happened? >> i have no idea. there is not a single person here except you and me. >> i know, but i thought i was going to be miss piggy's like >> well, you know what, you come back. >> why is nobody here, though? >> well, we're on a little hiatus, a little break. yeah, but you're here. why are you here? >> because i heard you were coming. >> oh, my gosh. how are you? >> i'm tired, very tired, lara. >> you are? you're just going to take a rest. >> just exhausted. >> you are. okay, you can lean on me. strong and i'll be your friend
so -- go on. it won't be long >> yes. look into my eyes. >> i can't. >> look into my eyes, tell me you love me. tell me you love me. >> i love you. >> oh. >> adorable. >> lara, you got a lot of self-control. that is impressive. i mean, he's not an easy man to say no to. >> or an easy prawn. >> easy prawn. >> now, you are actually going to be on the show, though. >> i do have a part in the show and we'll tell you right now. we want you to go to "gma's" facebook and twitter and check out behind-the-scenes, there's a blooper of my muppets debut. the episode i'm on airs tonight 8:30 eastern, 7:30 central. i play myself, thankfully, and, yes, pepe is involved in the scenes that i'm in. so amy off-roading right now. we've got a lot more live in africa when we come back. no more wild prawns.
>> we're going to get it back to amy. >> amazing. >> who is there for it all, amy. we are enjoying this. >> it is so cool, robin. yes, we have a very unusual sight here. we'll bring it to you live. these two black rhinos behind me and dave. dave, this is very rare. >> yeah, you don't see them together very often. they usually are solitary but when you do get a group together it's called a crash. >> a crash of rhinos behind us. this is a really important sighting right now because we are talking about those animals threatened here in this continent. t.j. holmes has more on how you at home can help the war on extinction. >> reporter: yeah, robach, that's perfect that you're seeing those black rhinos because on this reserve, hluhluwe-imfolozi here in south africa this is where rhinos are being decimated, at least four killed over the last week, week and a half but this drone camera that was flying around spotting me, the program is called air shepherd.
the ground. this could be key to the future of the rhinos and also an organization called tusk has helped 36 endangered species all around and including the black rhino and elephant but make sure you check these organizations out. there are a lot out there. check them out and find a way to help but, robach, you're about 2,500 miles away from me here. we'll hop in the car and drive up to see you in the crater. >> all right, that sounds great, t.j. by the way, if you want some names of some of these organizations to help, we have the world wildlife foundation, endangered wildlife trust and the wild foundation, and there are more organizations on our website, so check that out. it's so important and, dave, you were telling me part of what's helping these animals, the conservation effort is to have tourists come to parks just like had. >> absolutely. people always worry about the type of impact we have with vehicles and drones and what i tell you is that the most animals in the most wild spaces in africa are protected through ecotourism so if you come -- >> we're buying and paying for a
>> absolutely. you're creating jobs and you're -- all the money you're spending on these safaris are going to partner with the local people who are living here amongst these guys, and if they're working here, they're not killing animals. >> and it's so incredible because that black rhino population in this crater is at 40. that is one of the largest -- >> it's the densest population of black rhinos in africa that i know about, so this is probably the most successful conservation program for black rhinos that exists that i know of. >> it is breathtaking and the rhinos are starting -- i was just told the rhinos are running. they are akind of running. they're sauntering maybe. >> having a little puff around looking around, checking things out. >> can they move quickly? >> they're very fast. these guys are ones you never want to walk into in the bush because when they see something, they come horn first. >> i will take a note of that before i walk into the bush, robin. >> so glad because we thought they were making a run at you there for awhile. but, amy, please thank dave. because that's so great what he is saying because there's some
saying should we travel there? are we disturbing them when they're there, but you -- dave, an excellent point, you're going there providing opportunities so they won't poach. so they won't do things to harm the animals, right, dave? >> yes, absolutely, because if this wasn't here, then it would be farmland, and all the wild animals would be gone. >> wow. >> good point there. >> it really is. >> i love it when you learn -- these pictures are amazing, but we're learning so much too. >> yeah, i learned that a large group of rhinos is called a crash, and there's so many more fun facts as dave calls them. you guys have done a spectacular job. >> and then i saw some wildebeests, and i know he calls them zebras. i'm trying to work on that and the rhinos altogether. i imagine they would be like really, really far apart. i did not imagine that you would see them within like, you know, 50 yards of each other hanging out together. >> kind of minding their own business, yeah. >> wow. look at that. oh, i don't like the way -- >> he's looking at you. you're safe, robin.
as we look at those hippos right there in africa, we want to tell you that t.j. will have much more on the mission he went on with those park rangers in south africa. they're using, drones, infrared technology to track down rhino killers. that is tonight on "nightline" but right now we want to go back to amy. >> yeah, can you believe, george, all of the animals we've seen live here in the past two hours, we've seen lions, we've seen -- >> buffalo. >> buffalo, yes. >> elephants. >> with the rhinos there, elephants. we've seen hippos, we've seen -- i could go on and on and on, wildebeests, zebras. >> gazelles. >> it's just been remarkable and such a stunning, stunning live experience for all of you back at home. i want to thank dji for those drones because, wow, have they captured so much. in fact, let's take a look at what our drones captured for you
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8:56. snowstorm blew through our area, some areas reported over a foot of snow. jason gruenauerris live in little over 7 inches. >> reporter: not too bad now. a little bit of sloppy leftover and there is that snow. light and fluffy snow, anywhere from 2 to 4 or more inches between lakewood, golden. good news now is the sun is out, the roads are pretty much cleaned up after a long nnght of work by cdot. the main thing now is the cold, lisa hidalgo. >> first alert weather trafficking snow continuing to fall in the mountains. most of our alerts will drop off by midday in the central mountains. southern colorado alerts through the afternoon and early evening. could get over a foot of snow in through the sangre de cristos. in denver skies will clear. this morning cloudy, temperatures by this afternoon
going to be a day that we're below normal. we've been so far above normal the past two or three weeks this is a shock to the system. low 50s wednesday and thursday. 60s and sunshine for saturday. >> heavy traffic on highway 36. roads drying out nicely. heavier traffic on i-25. this is coming down from broadway on the cdot camera you can see stop and go around washington, crash near university. you can see on the map that way we have slowdowns coming down through about university and then improves to the denver tech center. 20 to 25 minutes overall on that commute. still seeing delays on c-470, but it's winding down. santa fe, 225 also winding down.