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good morning, america. breaking overnight, terror threat. authorities in los angeles warned about a possible imminent attack on their subway system set for today. >> right now we do have specific information. >> the tip coming in on a special line from overseas. the station at universal studios targeted. the city on high a now. millions brace for a deep freeze spreading across most of the country right now. texas facing single digit temperatures and snow creates a travel mess and dangerous commutes. 17 states now under winter alerts. and vice president biden hints at a run for president in 2020. he refuses to rule anything out while al gore meets with president-elect trump and his daughter. the oscars go to jimmy
i'm already right across the treat from where they do the show i was the closest person to host. >> he landed the season's biggest prize for the first time ever. >> how do we fire this baby up? >> is kimmel about to bring the heat? ? we do say good morning, america. a lot of excitement for the oscars and j street. >> he could just walk across the street. you know that. he's had a lot of fun in his after oscars show and matt damon is banned from his show. he has a little running thing, i won't let matt damon on my show. a clip from last year's after oscars show. what a way to get on jimmy kimmel live. >> and also congratulations, he and his wife expecting their second child.
that breaking news, a terror threat in los angeles targeting universal city metro line. officials say it was specific and imminent. abc's matt gutman is on the scene in universal city with the latest. good morning, matt. >> reporter: good morning, george. that tip warned of a specific attack at this metro station. this morning just step as way from universal studios and saw the s a man speaking english phoned that in. deemed credible enough the fbi had to make the unusual move of alerting the public. this morning one of the gateways to universal studios bristling with anti-terror units. the fbi says a threat called in to a foreign public safety hot line warned of a terrorist attack on the red line metro stop just yards from universal studios. overnight it looked like an action movie set.
and officers with automatic weapons and the fbi announcing the threat monday night. >> the reason that we wanted to bring this information to your attention is that there is the imminent threat that it was too take place tomorrow. >> reporter: what differentiated this from others was its specificity and timing, just hours away and that a target at a spot used by tens of thousands every day. >> we have specific information and it is a credible threat. >> reporter: still mayor garcetti urging people to go about their daily business and even ride the metro as he will. >> in fact, i'll be boarding the red line myself in the morning at universal city at the stop there. >> reporter: now, law enforcement officials tell me that the threat was actually broader than just this metro station, but because it had some obvious mistakes, it limited its credibility. still, we are told to expect
the holiday season. george. >> thanks very much. let's bring in pierre thomas and, pierre, so specific this threat, an attack supposed to happen today and set off a real scramble among federal authorities. >> reporter: it's been intense 24 hours. george, my sources told me they simply ran out of time. that this threat was imminent. not enough time to discount or confirm it so despite the skepticism my sources had no choice but to warn those commuters. >> there's always so much concern around the holiday season. >> reporter: george, none of this happens in a vacuum. this is an intense moment for law enforcement. we're in the midst of the holiday season that they know al qaeda and isis would like to hit and there's a backdrop of recent history with the one-year anniversary of the san bernardino massacre and attempted bombing in new york city over the summer and last week a man possibly inspired by
campus of ohio state university. >> thanks very much. now to that arctic blast spreading across the country. it looks like it's time to dig deep into your closets for those big coat, ginger. single digits in my home state of texas. blizzard warnings in the plains. >> it's here. >> all happened fast. >> it happened fast because we had such a warm fall. one of the warmest autumns on record for so many and this is what happens when the snow first falls, this is in montreal, canada, that bus slamming into nothing them. a case of less is more but they had a whole lot more in casper, wyoming. 7.1 inches and parts of i-94 shutting down in washington state and there are still winter weather advisories from oregon all the way through the blizzard warning in north dakota and a few winter weather alerts in parts of the app layings and that will settle in and teens you were talking about, dallas will feel like 22 by thursday. 2 in chicago.
saturday morning, y'all. you'll feel it, robin. >> you say cold air, already minus 28 in bismarck. only minus 18 right now. >> warming right up. >> we got ten degrees warmer. >> thank you both. now to the latest on that oakland warehouse fire. authorities are now considering murder charges as they investigate what sparked the blaze and overnight there was a tense confrontation at a vigil for victims. abc's kayna whitworth has more and joins us from oakland. good morning, kayna. morning. residents here are outraged over lack of affordable housing. oakland has some of the highest rents in the country and incomes that don't match. which makes places like the ghost ship so important to them. they also want justice and the district attorney tells me she will leave no stone unturned adding that she has to figure out who knew what and when. this morning, with nearly 40 fatalities in the oakland warehouse fire, the district
charges coming down the line. >> it's on the spectrum of possibilities. >> reporter: investigators trying to piece together how several dozen people could have lived in such disastrous conditions. the warehouse allegedly run by this man, derek almana. >> my friends and my family. >> reporter: they have three children and their former nanny speaking to kgo. >> they would do their own thing and be gone for three to five days. >> reporter: past residents say they didn't know what they were >> it was a hell hole. it was a death trap. >> reporter: almost immediately after friday night's fire, the d.a. office launched their criminal investigation. >> when you look inside the warehouse there's no question that something was not right. >> reporter: according to city leaders the warehouse was completely uninhabitable lacking the proper perpendiculars for residential living. still people like max orr paid $750 a month to live there. >> did you ever feel unsafe living there. >> no, there was a lot of fire
>> reporter: issues date back to 2014. just last month multiple complaints were filed for building violations, now police are also investigating the building owners, overnight at a vigil for the victims oakland mayor libby schaaf greeted with cries of get off the stage and go home. by those protesting a lack of affordable housing and work spaces in the city. the councilman responsible for this district tells me there are just like this one in oakland that are not up to code. robin. >> have to keep that in mind. kayna, thank you. no you to the latest on the trump transition. president-elect trump's meeting with al gore is in the spotlight this morning. abc's tom llamas has the details and joins us from trump tower. good morning, tom. >> reporter: robin, good morning to you. it's another sign that the president-elect is meeting with people from both sides of the aisle. trump himself has been skeptical
says the meeting was, quote, productive, a meeting that was set up by ivanka trump. overnight, former vice president al gore sharing more details about his meeting with the president-elect and how daughter ivanka trump feels about climate change. >> it's no secret that ivanka trump is very committed to having a climate policy that makes sense. >> reporter: the meeting taking place at trump tower. gore meeting with the mixed signals about climate change, once calling it a hoax, later saying he's keeping an open mind. >> the bulk of the time was with president-elect donald trump. i found it an extremely interesting conversation. >> reporter: abc news learning ivanka and her husband jared kushner are exploring a possible move to d.c. including informally house hunting. kushner a senior advise to the president-elect is expected to have some type of role
house. this as another one-time trump critic is speaking out about a possible secretary of state appointment. >> there's an expanded list. i'm on it. i'm honored and thrilled to be on that list. >> reporter: jon huntsman former governor of utah and ambassador to china now being considered by the president-elect. the expanding list a sign trump has yet to make up his mind on a post that includes mitt romney and rudy giuliani as contenders. now we also want to mention joe biden, the current vice president, known for his off the cuff remarks. yesterday telling reporters on capitol hill that he is going to run for president in 2020. when asked if he was joking he said this, george, i want to make sure i get it. he says he's not committing to not running so we'll have to wait and see. >> we will, tom, thanks very much. jon karl here to talk more about that. i got to say i'm not sure it was all that off the cuff. i spoke to the vice president back at the convention and
got to wonder if he's having regrets over not running this year. >> george, do not think this was a joke. i don't think there's been a minute since november 8th that joe biden has not in some way regretted he didn't run and every day people are coming to him and saying if you would run, trump would not have won. but, look, he would be 78. winston churchill ran the second time he was almost 80 so could be a youth movement in comparison to that but this is not really what the democrats need. they had an election where they had elder next generation and need a new generation of leadership but, you know, biden will be an important voice in this trump era. >> no question. former vice president al gore also an important voice on climate change. leo dicaprio met with ivanka trump, as well but at odds with the positions trump has taken. >> trump was as anti-al gore as he could be.
government. but i think the play gore is making trump is not ideological and seen him switch dramatically on positions and ivanka has talked about climate change. look who he is meeting with today, the ceo of exxonmobil as a possible candidate. >> you have to watch his key appointments for epa and other agencies. thanks very much. we'll go overseas to the deadly war in syria. assad's troops advancing on al cease-fire that would allow evacuations and delivery of emergency aid was vetoed by russia and china. alex marquardt is on the ground in aleppo right now. good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning, george. this is what the syrian government calls one of the liberated areas of aleppo. one area they have retaken from the rebels and this one is significant because it was the first district that the rebels took four years ago. it is impossible to overstate the level of destruction that we have seen in this city.
from the western side of the city to the eastern side and this is what we saw, block after block, street after street of buildings that have completely collapsed. apartment blocks that have been totally devastated with homes, schools and businesses inside. and then there's the quiet. except for the relentless sounds of the battle raging not too far away it is eerily silent, a ghost town. once home to 400,000 people and now just look around, there's barely root the rebels out of eastern aleppo, some 30,000 people have fled their homes. the syrian army here backed by russia and iran is going for total victory and this is what victory looks like. george. >> my goodness. what a stunning and sad sight. an entire city laid to waste. we thank alex for that. now to amy with the morning's other top headlines including wasteful spending at the pentagon. >> the pentagon is accused of
exposed $125 billion in wasteful spending. "the washington post" says defense officials suppressed the stud di on bureaucratic waste because they were worried it would prompt congress to cut the budget. there is nearly one back office pentagon worker for every active service member. well, the lawyer for a georgia father sentenced to life in prison for leaving his son to die in a hot car says he will appeal. justin ross harris showed no emotion as the judge handed the maximum punishment with no possibility of parole. >> callously walked away and left that child in a hot car in june in georgia in the summer. to swelter and die. >> reporter: harris says his son's death was an accident but prosecutors said harris was sexting and trying to get out of his parental responsibilities. new research about the
six hours of sleep per night are nearly twice as likely to get into a crash. the more sleep you lose, the higher the crash rate. finally, a police department in canada has officially apologized to nickelback for threatening to make drunk drivers listen to their songs. they were hoping nickel back's music would be an extra deterrent but they now say bullying in any form is wrong. i like >> i know. >> why do they take so much grief? >> i don't know. ? be somebody ? i like their songs. >> i like nickelback too. i'm a fan. >> ginger, what are you doing? >> no, i can't stay back here and not talk about nickelback. no, it would be like torture for me. yes. it would be bad. okay. there you go. >> there's my answer. >> apology accepted, nickelback. i'm sure you will accept them
jimmy kimmel is getting a new gig as host of the new academy awards and chris connelly has all the details. we saw chris rock kill it last year. you think kimmel is up for the challenge. >> i think he's got a great shot, michael. this year's excellent movies mean the 9th ago may feature tough choices but this was not one of them. jimmy kimmel getting his first shot at the big gig and from the look of things he's rested, ready and in more than one way expectant. >> i read february i'll be hosting the oscars. >> reporter: his monologue saw jimmy kimmel confirming the big news. monday's announcement marks the first time the abc late night host has been given the academy awards gig. >> the producers and academy went through a long list of names and in the end they decided since i'm already right across the street from where they do the show i was the closest person to host.
decade his after the oscars show has been star studded and funny. >> the meeting of the handsome mens club will come to order. >> reporter: from the boardroom at the handsome men's club. >> oh. >> reporter: to oprah in a bathtub. the oscar job comes after kimmel crushed it at this year's emmys. ellen degeneres' selfie that ruled the world highlighted her the last oscars saw chris rock smartly calling hollywood out. >> hollywood is sorority racist, it's like we like you, rhonda, but you're not a kappa. >> reporter: for some billy crystal remains the gold standard. ? you're a hit it's clear to see ? ? and you haven't yet hit puberty ? >> reporter: jon stewart, whoopi goldberg and hugh jackman have
>> all right, congratulations, nerds. >> reporter: kimmel has other big news too. >> my wife is hosting a baby inside her body so -- [ cheers and applause ] >> i'm hosting oscars and i had sex. two things as a teenage boy i never thought would be possible. >> reporter: as you can see hosting the oscars very much in kimmel's wheelhouse and expect a as well, michael. >> oh, yeah. >> that's going to happen. hey, chris, thanks so much. storms down south, ginger. >> some of those barn scar areas
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>> coming up the mistrial making headlines. the jury unable to convict an officer who shot a man in the back in broad daylight. we're taking you inside the jury room. becky worley on the end of checkout lines. the scoop on the amazon's brand-new grocery store. it's all coming up on "gma." ? ? come on r2! we gotta go! ? ?
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>> anchor: good morning, washington. i'm melanie hastings. here is a check of your stop stories. you can expect lengthy delays on the fredericksburg line in stafford coafter an suv was struck by a train north of the brook station. no injuries reported. there is no word on what caused today, dc mayor muriel bowser is expected to meet with president elect donald trump in new york city. the meet comes at the request he of mayor bays i, asked for the meeting to discuss how the two could work together to continue washington's dc growth trump has been labeling the district as an inner city where walking down the street can be unsafe. the meating hopes to bridge the divide. cover all the details at abc 7
>> reporter: temperatures will stay on the chilly side today along with a raw feeling day, with rain picking up in intensity. 42 to 44 by the afternoon. we're expecting steady widespread rain for the afternoon rush. heaviest between 1 and 7:00 p.m., liquoring sow getting to about 9-10:00 p.m. tomorrow, dryer, high around 50. 2 weekend, coldest air of the season, highs in the 30s. >> reporter: major delays in stafford, red point road is the closure for the bre train collision. we have delays. taking your ride looking around the capital beltway, you're good to go for the most part. it's interstate 95 where we have the accident at the prince
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system. if you haven't bought your tree get ready for sticker shock. prices are soaring around the country and we've sent abc's t.j. holmes out into the street to find a tree for us. how is it going? >> stra, it's going well. you all tell me how much would you all give me for this beautiful ten-foot norwood fir. >> here in manhattan. >> i got a six-footer it's ridiculous. >> you already got your tree? >> yeah, yeah. >> we'll go 200 bucks for that, t.j. >> reporter: 200 bucks. you all are way off. i'll tell you coming up. you'll spend so much on a tree in manhattan that you're going to expect it to come with presents underneath it already. that's coming up in just a bit. >> if that were only true. we begin with reaction to that mistrial in north carolina
slager on trial for killing an unarmed black man. it came after several days of jury deliberations and abc's steve osunsami is on the scene for us there in charleston. good morning, steve. >> reporter: good morning, robin. the newspaper here in charleston says it all. deadlocked and it's clear that the streets here listened to the appeals from the walter scott family who begged for peace. it was rell livety -- relatively quiet. relationship between police and the black communities they serve on trial. for his wife, newborn son this brought a sigh of relief. >> the court, therefore, must declare a mistrial in this case. >> reporter: after four days of deliberation in this racially divisive case with jurors deadlocked over murder and manslaughter charges this mistrial means that this former north charleston police officer will wake up in his own bed this
on his ankle. >> until my framily can see justice, no, there's no forenough. >> reporter: the only black juror who was also the foreman told the judge they just couldn't agree on a decision. two of the women on the jury cried. >> and that's the way our system works. >> reporter: in a statement this morning the prosecutor says we will try michael slager again. the mother of walter scott who was on a phone call with her son when he was killed silently praying for strength. >> i don't care what man says -- i don't care how it looks, it's not over. y'all hear me, it is not over. till god say it's over. >> reporter: the man many think is the lone hold-out juror who wrote to the judge that he couldn't in good conscience convict this police officer did not look the judge, the lawyers or the scott family in the eye. >> i'm sure we'll quickly hear from the rest of the jurors who
saying. >> reporter: michael slager is seen in this video shooting scott five times in the back as he was running away. when he fired the first bullet scott had already run 18 feet. but slager says what the video doesn't show is the fight that happened before, in court he told jurors that at the time when he started shooting, he thought scott was a threat. >> i fired until the threat was stopped like i'm trained to do. >> reporter: slager's aren't commenting. he still has a federal trial that will take place next year where he is pleading not guilty. robin. >> steve, i know you were in the courtroom for much of the sessions there. can you tell us a little bit more about the jury? >> reporter: well, the racial makeup of the jury is important here given the fact that race is such an issue in this case. there were six white men, five white win, one african-american who was the jury foreman
tell you that you could clearly identify by the body language who that lone hold-out juror he was. he was visible at odds with the other jurors and some of the questions they asked, one of them was this notion of self-defense, whether police officers are held to a different standard in that area. the judge told them that there was one rule of self-defense for all people in south carolina, but, of course, defense lawyers argued that in some states police officers that they're given some protectionness this area. >> all right, steve, thank you very much. we'll talk more about this with george. >> we have our legal team, dan abrams and sunny hostin both here right now and, dan, let me begin with you. the judge said this is the way our system works, that juror came under pressure, stuck to his guns. >> look, you're told as a prospective juror at the beginning if you believe something in your heart, stick with your guns. you're supposed to listen, you're supposed to collaborate
you're not supposed to do is come in with a preconceived notion then not listen to the evidence. we don't know exactly what happened in terms of why this juror couldn't reach a verdict. but, you know, look, the video does say a lot here and it is a difficult decision to understand. >> the definition, dan talked about preconceived notion, jury nullification. >> i think this is a classic case of jury nullification where a jury or a lone juror just tosses out the law and comes up with a not guilty verdict or just stops, stops and that's, i think, what happened here and i don't think it was necessarily a question of black or white. i think it was a question of blue here. officers are -- it's very difficult, george and dan, i think you'll agree to convict officers. if you look at the stat, the pure stats, since 2005 only 13 officers have been convicted in officer-related shootings. >> if sunny is right should prosecutors have been able to ferret that out in jury selection. >> all about jury selection and
isn't like a lot of the other police shooting cases. i mean you can sort of lump them all in together. this is the worst or certainly one of the worst i think that anyone has seen. >> you have video. >> you have video and you've got him running away. i mean, even if there was a fight as he claims, right, even if there was a fight over his taser, he still when you see the video so far away from him at that point to claim that those two are connected and, therefore, that at that point he still danger is such a tough argument to make. >> not to mention that, you know, this was an unarmed person that was fleeing after a traffic violation. that is not something that you generally see a police officer involved shooting. >> the judge added voluntary manslaughter. didn't seem to make a difference. >> look, i think the jurors still may have been divided on first degree murder versus
discussion/debate, which one is more appropriate but the difference between no conviction at all and which one of those two charges is a huge, huge divide. >> i think it's clear that 11 of the jurors reached some sort of consensus for a guilty verdict on one of the two charges. >> where do prosecutors go. >> they'll retry the case but i will say, again, this is a prosecutor's worst nightmare. this sort of jury nullification and it's very, very difficult to convict police officers in this country. >> i think they'll get a conviction in the next case. >> let's hope. back to michael. thank you, george. what is a coming up on our big board. is this the end of checkout lines? the new amazon store that could revolutionize the way we all shop. plus, christmas tree prices are skyrocketing around the country. back in two minutes to discuss those topics. stay right there. family road trip! fun! check engine. not fun! but, you've got hum. that's like driving with this guy. all you do is press this, and in plain english, ?coolant?, you'll know what's wrong.
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time for our big board and we're breaking down more of the morning's top stories. let us start with that move by amazon that could revolutionize the way we shop unveiling amazon go, checkout-free grocery store. allows customers to walk in, shop, walk out. becky worley joining us outside their pilot store in seattle. tell us how it work, becky. >> reporter: yeah, sounds like it would work great. it would probably mean my trip the traditional grocery store would have taken 7 1/2 minutes less because we're talking about buying food with no lines, no checkouts. this is the prototype store here in seattle. not open to the public yet but the idea is that you would walk through these doors, your phone would scan you in as you walk in and then you just put all your items in your bag and using cameras and sensors, it knows
your amazon tab and using just walk out technology means you never see a cashier. this is different from the just walk out technology we currently have which is called shoplifting. but this is also not -- this is not the scan it yourself no live cashier. i'm not a fan of those. are you guys? do you go to the live cashier or use that automated y yourself. >> it keeps saying scan item again. >> well, i used to go to that one. it says go -- like have somebody come assist you which always bothered me. i like it. this sounds awesome, it also sounds complicated but what are the concerns? there's always concerns with something like this. >> well, you know, folks have mentioned with amazon, i company known for automation and ro robotics there may be some loss of jobs, but the amazon people
this store as a traditional retail store. some concerns may be errors on your bill. if you've ever been checking out at a hotel and see the bill and you go, wait a second, i didn't buy $7 m&ms from the mini bar but say returns will be pretty eas easy. >> i don't know. >> i'll let other people try it first. >> i feel like it's going to eliminate a lot of jobs. that's not good. >> i don't think everybody can go to it, though. certain stores would do it but i don't think everybody will do it. people like myself like to interact and talk to people and have that type of situation, so it's not going anywhere. becky, thank you. now you head out that door to buy that family christmas tree. you might want to carry a little extra cash. this season tree prices are skyrockets in parts of country up significantly from a year ago and t.j. holmes is joining us
us. t.j., why are we going to pay more this year for christmas trees? >> reporter: well, stra looking at a supply and demand issue that has a lot to do with what we're seeing around the country, what's happening in tennessee, those devastating fires that have really hurt a lot of tree crops. you take into account the drought conditions we've seen in some places of the country in particular california which, of course, would help the tree crop out there and take into account the pacific northwest where we get so many of our trees from in this country the past several years 2 million fewer trees were planted over the past couple of years and a lot of people are getting out of the tree farming business anyway so put that all into account and have fewer trees out there and that could end up seeing some increases. now, the increases we're seeing between 3% and 10% doesn't sound like a lot but in a season right now where people are trying to save money and cut back, they don't want anything that's going to cost them more. stra. >> you were going to tell us the
describe the tree and give us the price. >> you said about 200 bubs for in norwood fir here. this will set you back about 450 or $500. >> won't set me back. >> you just went home on that one. >> really? >> you are all surprised by that. if you like that, let me show you this. this is an exotic tree. it is called a korean fir. you pretty much cannot f these. this is a 16-footer. i'm not even going to have you guess because it has a comma. it will set you back $1,000 to have it delivered to your home in manhattan right now. now, again, this is an exotic tree, a korean fir but not the norm but, hey, like you say, it's manhattan. >> it is. t.j., thank you. becky is just shaking her head there. >> we'll go camping and use a tree out in the woods. >> coming up in two minutes an important parenting alert as you
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and we're back now with that alert about headphones. a brand-new report out is raising big concerns could some hurt your children's hearing. nick watt has more. ? >> reporter: yes, indeed, but are some headphones hurting our kids. >> some of our testing they got as loud as a chain saw or a jackhammer. >> reporter: the study suggests one in five teens now suffers some hearing loss and some doctors blame headphones. >> i've seen kids as young as 7 who have had noise induced hearing loss. they are listening to their headphones at full palace. you are really talking about
>> reporter: they had real life children is there they're fluffy. they're squishy. they're squishy. >> reporter: its report out this morning. >> no governing board that oversees this stuff. >> reporter: she says they all claim to limit volume to around 85 decibels. loud as a blender but safe according to the world health organization. >> the ones we consider the best are the puro. >> reporter: there is a failsafe limiter. >> 86 and change. >> reporter: wirecutter claims other models went over that the headphones that received the poorest rating, kid's gear wired headphone, yep, my kids use them. >> the volume limiting part on these, it's already gone. >> reporter: what do you mean. >> your kid took it off? >> oh. >> reporter: with the limiter wire cutter claims the audio level is fine. without, as loud as 110 decibels. >> too loud but i did like them. >> reporter: kids gear told us in over 15 years we've never had a customer complaint on using a
sound is achieved. any issue with volume is a user or configuration issue. >> i could play justin bieber. >> please. >> reporter: for "good morning america," abc news, los angeles. the wire cutter gets a percentage of money for products sold their through links and articles. it's up to adults to monitor a child's overall noise exposure. headphones are my kids' christmas lists every year. i never checked. will now. a great hour coming up. powerful exclusive with country star naomi judd and opens up about something she's dealing with in hopes of helping others. so much going on. we have kate mckinnon and olivia munn and revealing kids' favorite toys for the holidays. kids of all and, a focus group including myself. trying out almost a hundred toys and we'll show you the best ones. "gma's" hot holiday toy
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>> anchor: good morning, washington. i'm melanie hastings. here is a check of your stop stories. ping pong pizzeria in northwest is set to reopen after a man went in with a rifle saying he was there to free children involved in a sex ring with hillary clinton. edgar welch made his first court appearance monday, held without bo thursday. house speaker paul ryan will flip the switch on capital chris tree, beginning at 5:00 on the west lawn. this tree is an 80-foot spruce came all the way from idaho. rain is moving in. here is veronica johnson.
with rain picking up in intensity. 42 to 44 by the afternoon. we're expecting steady widespread rain for the afternoon rush. heaviest between 1 and 7:00 p.m., lingering showers getting to about 9-10:00 p.m. once the rain ends, tomorrow, dryer, high around 50. 2 weekend, coldest air of the season, highs in the 30s. >> reporter: we've got major problems in spencerville, maryland. maryland 28 is shut down both directions. we have a woks trick fire causing major -- box truck fire. expressway headed into silver spring, maryland. the gridlock starts just before you get to protein felt on the outer loop. a live look at 395 northbound, costing some time this morning. had a couple earlier accidents northbound 395. the gridlock starts at the capital beltway as you head in toward the 14th street bridge. melanie, back to you. >> anchor: you can get more news, weather and traffic on good morning washington on news channel 8. we're going to send
good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. terror threat overnight. authorities warn of a possible imminent attack on the transit system, the city now on high alert increasing security across l.a. the fbi investigating at this hour. naomi judd's health battle. revealing her struggle with severe depression and how she hit rock bottom. >> if i live thrgh can survive. >> why one of the biggest names in country music is staging a comeback with a powerful message for every woman only on "gma." new overnight, the cheap and easy way to increase male fertility as simple as standing up. dr. ashton breaks down the research right here. we're ready to party. kate mckinnon and olivia munn here live and she's saying --
[ cheers and applause ] >> good morning. welcome to tuesday here in times square. our wonderful audience, thanks for coming in, guys. >> olivia munn, you know her all so well, michael. [ cheers and applause ] >> she is backstage ready to come out in a little bit. >> giving us that presidential wave. kid tested approved toys for the season. >> looking at it right here. >> what is that. >> a fur real friend. hundreds got a chance to play with the hottest toys. this guy is a fur real friend and made the top of the list and does things -- i don't know, you rub his belly. he eats stuff. he won't do anything for me but kids, he breathes fire, it's amazing. >> as soon as you turn away.
>> that's true. >> amy has the morning rundown. the big story, los angeles on high alert because of what's being called a specific threat against the city's subway. the fbi is investigating the credibility of that threat and matt gutman is in universal city with the latest on security precautions. good morning, matt. >> reporter: good morning. the l.a. sheriff's department has moved in here over the past couple of minutes putting out these barrier answer spent minutes going through trash cans looking in cars including to see if there's anything suspicious. that tip was called in to a foreign hot line by a male speaking english. it was quickly relayed to the fbi. they made the decision, a very unusual decision to alert the public because the threat did seem credible. it was warning of a terrorist attack at this metro station just step as way from universal studios today. now, apparently part of that threat was broader but because it had some obvious mistakes it
still, we're told to expect beefed up security here during the holiday season. amy. >> all right, matt, thank you for that. prosecutors say criminal charges including murder could be filed in the oakland warehouse tragedy. the building was uninhappen table and the owners under investigation while a vigil for the 36 people killed turned contentious with some people shouting down the mayor demanding more affordable housing in the city. well, president-elect donald trump resumes his thank you tour today with a rally in north some opposition from fellow republicans over his threat to use tariffs to punish american companies that move overseas. one gop lawmaker says the proposed 35% tax could result in a trade war. former vice president al gore says ivanka trump is committed to a climate policy that makes sense. gore met with trump and his daughter monday calling the discussion productive. well, after years of protests the u.s. is returning control of 10,000 acres on
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back to you. >> not a shock at all. >> nope. >> shock and awe with "pop news." >> yes. [ cheers and applause ] who here is a fan of justin bieber? >> yeah. a lot of beliebers. i feel you are a belieber. i have very good news. justin just announced his first ever stadium tour in north america. i learned something arenas -- oh, he's done big concerts but had did the big one and appeared on the ellen show saying he's ready to hit the road in august 2017 this time kicking off in california with bigger venues than ever before. the 22-year-old admitting he is romantically unattached and not interested in dating at the moment. ooh. i got some claps over there.
>> she's sitting next to her husband. >> can i get a woo-woo. so, it will not stop screaming fans thinking they could be his baby. august 5th at the rose bowl. >> huge. >> yes. >> welcome back, justin. i will really like to see him in concert. also in "pop news" this morning, one chicago family is raising the bar when it comes to christmas decoratings putting on an over-the-top light s paying tribute to the late musician prince with the singer's iconic love symbol flashing purple rain guitar and moving pictures and words and rock 'n' roll santa. the family hopes to raise money for veterans and people with disabilities with donations from neighbors and spectators all for a great cause. last year they raised $25,000. [ applause ] >> great cause. >> yep. >> that's awesome.
electricity bill perhaps as well but a good cause there. finally, ladies in the audience, i have a question for you. how many of you, well, do you forget things? you sort of forget where your keys are between work and kids? it's impossible, right. it's impossible to remember it all but a very good news, there might be a simple cure to this problem. according to a new study there is a direct link between s-e-x and the growt in the hippocampus which is the area of the brain that controls memory. it's true. the results showed -- >> hippocampus. >> founds like a college for hip pat must. those who had the best nookie had better memory recall. there is a lady in the back of the audience, right, you said
you rascal. >> a little stand-up now? >> no, i was just -- i was doing a little bit of the study. i was making sure the findings from mcgill university were correct. >> this is not a "pop news" investigation. >> this is a real study from mcgill which is like the harvard of -- >> okay. >> so if you have questions -- [ applause ] >> so, if you cannot find your keys, you're trying to say make whoopi. he probably hid them on you. you know what i'm saying. >> oh, so he could get -- oh, nice. >> oh, two thumbs up. >> two thumbs up over there. >> husbands everywhere are hiding things this morning. >> you could think like that. thank you, lara. thank you, lara. it's the holiday season unveiling the best kid tested and kid approved toys. >> yes, because it's time -- it is time to get moving.
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we are back now with that new study about jump-starting your family and men's fertile. could it be as easy as getting offhe walk. dr. ashton will break it down. >> it centers on exercise and male fertility. one group did nothing and stayed on the couch. the other three groups did various types of exercise in terms of intensity, frequency, all exercise helped male fertility. but the group that did what was called moderate intensity had an increase in number, how they swam, their shape, their dna integrity.
>> how they swam like as in the man but -- >> yeah. >> when you talk about intensity, how much exercise is it? just walking or running? >> not that much. could be as simple as walking or jogging on a treadmill four to six times a week for about 45 minutes and saw results in as little as three months, empowering for men and it takes two. they need to start doing something too to hold up their part of the bargain. >> infertility, 40% of it is on the male side. >> 40% of infertility for couples has to do with what key call male factor so for a couple a couple of things that men should do themselves. >> what can you do. >> number one, avoid hot environments, get that laptop off your lap. don't sit in the jacuzzi. avoid smoking, eat a healthy diet. and there's an over-the-counter product called pregprep and contains nac which can help male fertility as well. >> thank you, doc.
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with katie holmes and she's brought her favorite christmas snack. it's not a cookie but we're doing the whole holiday cookie thing. michael, take one. >> excellent. >> we'll talk to you a whole lot more. in the meantime, we'll get a check of the weather and take some bites.y - coldest air of the season friday and saturday - wind chills range from the teens to low 30s today: cloudy and cold. rain, heaviest during the afternoon and evening. highs: 38-45 winds: e 5-10 mph tonight shower early. lows: 33-43 winds: ne 5 mph wednesday: early morning clouds followed by sunshine. seasonable highs. highs: 49-54 winds: nw 5-10 mph more with katie coming up but now to our exclusive with our dear, dear friend, country music star naomi judd. she's written a powerful new
battling depression and where her life is now. it's an inspiring story for millions of others who are also struggling. ? i will stand by you ? >> reporter: she is part of country music royalty, the judds, naomi judd along with her daughter wynonna skyrocketed to the top of country music fame but six years ago when the touring ended and the spotlight faded naomi hit rock bottom battling severe depression and anxiety leading stints in psychiatric wards and a heavy regimen of medication. today naomi is staging a comeback. not with music but with a powerful message in her new book "river of time." >> i have to say something right off the bat because i trust you so much. it's because i know people realize i don't look like i usually look. my hands shake real bad. medication. nothing i can do about it.
balloon, my face is all swollen because the medication. i really haven't been eating ice cream and candy. i really haven't. >> it's with that mix of humor and mew military that naomi is sharing her story. >> they see me in rhinestone, you know, with glitter in my hair. that really is who i am but then i would come home and not leave the house for three weeks and not get out of my pajamas, not practice normal hygiene. it was reall why do you share this now. >> because what i've been through is extreme, my final diagnosis was severe depression, treatment resistant because they tried me on every single thing they had in their arsenal and really felt if i lived through this i want someone to be able to see that they can survive because there's 40 million of us out there.
my mother always said make your mess your message so you could help others and that's what i get from reading your book. >> i think that's one of the reasons i wanted to write the book because i never acknowledged all the bad stuff that people did to me. >> as part of her treatment naomi had to confront a very difficult childhood that she says including being molested by an uncle when she was just 3 1/2 years old. >> i was a cute kid. i smiled and laughed and was photo in the book where typically i'm posing. i got my hand on my hip and i'm, you know, grinning for the camera and then grandmommy judd made me stand next to uncle charlie and my personality is completely changed. and it's interesting where i'm holding my hands like right here and i look like i'm disgusted and terrified. >> when these things would happen to you and you had a go
hopeful that they would just see the fright in you and ask you but they were not equipped. >> nobody was there for me. i had to realize that in a way i had to parent myself. we all have this inner child and i needed for the first time in my life to realize that i got a raw deal, okay, now i'm a big girl, put on your big girl pants and deal with it and i started acceptance, every day i exercised, i would walk up to ashley's house which is a mile that way and i would holler at her from her front step, she was home she'd come out and give me a hug. >> a simple hug from her youngest daughter, one of many small and meaningful steps towards naomi's recovery. >> ashley and i are so much stinking alike. we have the same mannerisms. we both read a whole lot.
i mean there's such similarities. >> while her relationship with ashley has been steady, the same cannot be said for her relationship with wynonna for yi as she calls her born when naomi was a teenager. >> when the day i knew she existed it was the two of us against the world. and through the decades we kind of grew up together because it was really just the two of us and i'm always telling her, if i had known better i would have so why bore the bankrupt of all the mistakes i made and we talk about them. we've been through a lot of therapy together. >> reporter: in 2010 during their final tour and the filming of their docu-series "the judds" on own tensions between the two reached a new high. >> i love her but there are just times we need a break from each other. >> are you still on a break? >> yes. we're still a little estranged from each other and that happens
>> she's going to watch this. what do you think she'll think? >> i think she'll say, good for you, mom for finally be willing to talk about the bad stuff. >> reporter: and with her husband of 27 years, larry strickland by her side naomi is slowly able to put the bad stuff behind her. what advice do you have for someone who has a loved one with >> get ready to walk that path with them because they're going to need you every minute. >> reporter: taking each day as it comes, naomi is seeing the brighter side of life again. >> my everyday life is not only manageable it's even enjoyable once more. i laugh a lot. i'm content and at peace because i practice radical acceptance every single day. please join me in telling the truth about depression and
listen. it's a disease of the brain. i've told my story. now you know and you can tell yours. you're not alone. i'm still here. >> and you better believe that naomi judd is still here. that was at her home outside of nashville. i get a little emotional because it was just -- she was just so incredibly open and she is momma judd. she really thought it was time to share with people what she was going through in radical acceptance. >> if you had known better would have done better. >> a phrase -- >> naomi's book "river of time" is out today. coming up, kate mckinnon, olivia munn.
>> anchor: good morning, washington. i'm melanie hastings. here is a check of your stop stories. you can expect lengthy delays on the fredericksburg line in stafford county, this morning, an suv was struck by a bre train north of the brook states. nobody was hurt. investigators are figuring out what caused this crash. wireless service on the blue, silver and orange lines. right now it's only active from potomac to stadium armory, but the first section of tunnel with any service at all. with this first one mile segment down, metro and its 4 cell phone carrier partners have just 49 miles of the system to go. bring your umbrella. here is veronica johnson with
>> reporter: temperatures will stay on the chilly side today along with a raw feeling day, with rain picking up in intensity. 42 to 44 by the afternoon. we're expecting steady widespread rain for the afternoon rush. heaviest between 1 and 7:00 p.m., lingering showers getting to about 9-10:00 p.m. once the rain ends, tomorrow, dryer, high around 50. the weekend, coldest air of the season, highs in the 30s. >> reporter: a lot of congestion on the capital beltway, traveling through fairfax county, look near old dominion drive. getting to the beltway a struggle, if you're on the dulles toll road. through ashburn, accident cleanup blocking a lane. also leesburg pipe with the eastbound delays traveling toward the tyson's area. capital beltway, prince georges county, flashing lights on the outer loop, 214 central avenue with the crash cleanup. earlier accident at the wilson street bridge is gone, delays in place. >> thank you. and you can get more news, weather and traffic on good
? [ applause ] we can't say this enough, what a fantastic audience that we have and because -- >> so well dressed. let's take a look at their headgear. come on. [ applause ] >> in the spirit. looking the part. well because you're so fantastic we have not one but two special guests we'll bring out right now. are you ready? [ cheers and applause ] >> from the hit "office christmas party," please welcome olivia munn and kate mckinnon. [ applause ]
>> keeping up. >> hello. >> hi. >> good. how are you? >> hi, how are you. hi, love you. hi, how are you? good to see you guys. hey, guys, what's up? how are you doing? >> and it's a roller. it's a roller. >> sort of a roller. >> oh. how did you get so high up? >> talking about "office christmas party," i want to everybody here. did you guys take christmas card pictures as kids. >> i just took mine. >> you just did your. >> all lined up in front of the fireplace. >> matching outfits. >> yeah. >> how old -- >> no, when i was a kid. my kids won't do it. no. we're not. >> olivia, it was black and white back then. george, i love you. >> let's take one right now. >> oh.
there we go. it is done. [ applause ] now the reason i did that, there is a new trend in christmas cards, it's not about the perfect picture anymore. it's what they call realness. you always -- i always had one of my brothers who always would mess up the picture. anybody else have that in your family? >> yeah. >> i didn't want to be there. sorry, mom. >> i like christmas cards like that i don't want to see the perfect -- it's never a great depiction of what your family looks like in that moment. >> 15% of the cards they sell now are traditional. the rest are real people with big mess-ups. we have some examples here. here's one example. here we go. snapchat, this family took the card and then these are the pictures they put at the top using snapchat filters. >> clever. >> pretty clever. and this one is a classic big
>> that's what i call real. you know, he didn't want to hug his sister for christmas. >> but he did and that's the spirit of christmas. >> doing things you don't want to do. >> this is our producer maria's twins. which we mights me of my days with my twins. >> saying get me out of there. >> i'd be crying too. that beard is too white. something happened there. >> i'm curious with our audience. who likes candid photos? [ cheers and applause ] not perfect. and who likes perfectly posed photos? [ applause ] >> really? >> that's great. >> there are two of you. you two should pose together and everybody else will do something silly. >> i'm a photographer. >> you're a photographer. >> it's your profession. >> you like perfect photos too. >> i have ocd. >> you have ocd. >> everybody is sharing this
saying, i know she does. >> whenever you see perfect pictures and look at everyone's eyes it looks like sadness. >> behind. >> that's what i look like in most pictures. >> you know what brings us happiness, your movie. >> okay. okay. >> let's talk about that. >> it is. i have to say -- and i'm not trying to brag here. it's >> i saw it for the first time last night and it's -- yeah, i was like it's really, really funny and you're excited. you never know if you'll be part -- >> you didn't see it till last night. >> no. well, did you? >> no. >> get a feel for what -- while you're flipping it you don't get a feeling. >> it was like the best time i ever had when filming it chaotic. >> so many piece you don't get to see because all these different scenes and you put
you don't know what they'll take. with kate i ruined most takes because i was laughing uncontrollably. i didn't know how they were going to shoot it because honorly i had to take a pen and stab myself under the table. honestly when she was on because she's so -- they just let her run. like here and just do whatever you want. >> ad-libbing all your lines. >> i did some and there's -- >> that's my hand after. >> oh my gosh. >> it didn't work. >> you're ruining my takes. i was like, i'm so sorry. >> bless her. the movie also has -- heart. it's a christmas movie about people, yeah, yeah. people come together. people learn to have a good time. >> oh, that's us together. that's us doing a -- >> i don't know -- >> that's a prom picture. there it is. >> you guys want to see some? >> yes.
>> it's winter. can we put dancer and prancer back in their stable? >> are you body shaping her right now? >> some people here might find your outfit offensive. >> well, some people might find your outfit offensive. >> and really confusing. >> i thought it was clear. this is a multidenominalation holiday sweater with christmas, hanukkah, kwanzaa have, everyone is included. [ applause ] >> you know, stellar cast. all the extras that you had with it and everything involved with it. did you go to holiday pears like the one that you just depicted? >> oh, it's very interesting. the holiday party in this movie went a little off the rails a certain way and i can't say that i have been to one that has, you
like this in my life but this movie is not one you bring your children to, first off. >> oh. oh. >> don't. >> i love this scene. >> that was fun. i got to put on the snowman sumo suit and we worked with a choreographer and then this is how i ended up doing my dancing. that was a lot of fun and really rewarding. >> and hot. >> we choreographer, amazing choreographer. she worked with jason and i and i stayed later afterwards and get to set and that's what i do. >> it looked pretty improvised. >> in the best way. >> authentic. >> yeah. yeah, it was supposed to be bad. >> so it looked like you had so much fun on set. what did you do when you had a little time in between? >> you know what is funny about filming a big party movie where things go wrong is that when you
out on the set amidst smoldering wreckage so there's like broken glass and pieces of garbage and empty beer bottles on the floor and you just sort of sit there and text amidst all of this. there was actually a manger on the set that i put my little cast chair in and i sort of sat in the manger when we weren't filming. >> i wish we had a picture of that. >> that was at least a sheltered environment. >> we did game night -- she was doing "snl." >> that's it, "snl," that's it. >> that's where we know you from. >> it's early. [ applause ] >> before you do that, since you brought it up, "snl," hysterical, hysterical, hysterical. hysterical. [ applause ]
>> and we know playing hillary but you said who do you prefer impersonating? ruth -- >> oh, yeah, i really -- well, no, i love them all. they're like my sweet babies, i love each of them in different ways. we're actually taking a christmas card together and i think -- >> are you really. >> no. >> all of that. >> we believed you. >> no, i would never do that, but the point is i guess, i guess, yeah, i really ruth bader ginsburg because she just says whatever the hell she wants to say. and i get to dance as well which i really love to dance as well. so it's best of all worlds for me. >> i love your bieber. your bieber is my favorite. >> it's so spot on. it looks exactly like him. when you do you're like -- >> i like the woman abducted by aliens.
>> that is a great one. >> so nice. i could go now because -- >> you don't go anywhere. make sure you go to the movies and see "office christmas party." >> ooh. you're going to love it. >> it premieres this friday, everybody. coming up revealing the best of toys for the holidays. we'll be right back.
take a look at that. that is that special christmas card with kate mckinnon and olivia munn. the first of many "gma" christmas cards to come. what a crowd we have out here. very holiday-ish. i love the hat. we're about to reveal the best toys this holiday season. i know my kid, all he wants is tissue paper so i'm good but for the ole ever ones we'll give yot onset, mainly sw & nw) - coldest air of the season friday and saturday - wind chills range from the teens to low 30s today: cloudy and cold. rain, heaviest during the afternoon and evening. highs: 38-45 winds: e 5-10 mph tonight: mostly cloudy. lingering shower e that weather report brought to you by crayola. give me a big high-five. yes, so sweet from dallas. lara.
kids do and they're chosen by kids campaign to find out what kids like. playing with almost 100 toys for sale this christmas and picked their top 25. we have five of those here along with jordan hembrough, toy expert. let's talk about what kis are doing. >> the hottest thing these days, licensed toys. everyone wants to license advertise from movies and tv. that's what's hot in the top five. >> the "star wars" robot. this is or ipad. >> iphone, ipad, most importantly a walmart exclusive. remember this here walmart has over 400 toys that are exclusive to walmart. goes on mission, has sound effects. >> looks like the boys are enjoying it. >> having a great time wit. something for the girls. or the boys. i don't need to discriminate. >> my little pony explore empire palace.
in 2010. good for girls and boys. male collectors are called bronies. this one lights up. has over 16 pieces and 29.78 it is a definite bargain. >> this is gender neutral, as well for boys and girls. >> paw patrol. popular animated series right now. over 150 phrases, it goes on over 0 missions and $59 you can' b >> you like this. you think it's good. >> i like this. this is like gender fluid. good for boys and girs. >> so is this guy this furreal friend. i had him on the desk for a lot of the first hour. >> wow. >> he like blows smoke and he eats marshmallows. >> done by our friends at hasbro priced at $59 which is a bargain. he has little marshmallow you can toast up and bring a unicorn and bigfoot, everyone to the big party.
yeah? >> hasbro. >> big smile. >> i thought it was good too. for the younger kid, this is go, go smart wheels go, go smart wheels train adventure by vtech. $39.82. 12 months to five years. it's an educational toy with music, sound effects. you can prove your motor skills by using small little blocks. real fun. great >> some interlopers trying to get in on the action. >> all these are available online at walmart.com and in store, check it out. >> this is just five of the big hits. >> this is five. over 100. >> 400. >> want to let everybody know you can get all the information on these toys on our website, goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! happy early merry christmas. >> happy holidays.
where days are filled with magic, not madness. it's why we have amazing prices on thoughtful gifts, everyday. let's bring back the holidays. [ cheers and applause ] i have to say we have an embarrassment of riches today back now with katie holmes. [ cheers and applause ] >> it is a beautiful film. it's called "all we had." a movie where she plays a struggling single mother trying to start a new life with her teenager and a small midwestern town. we'll talk to katie in way moment. first, take a look. >> i was thinking, you'd make a great president, ruthie. >> you as president we wouldn't even need a vice president.
>> oh. [ applause ] first of all great to see you as always. so proud of you. this is your first time out as a director. it's such a powerful film. why did you want this to be the story that would be your first as a director? >> well, i read this book a anyoneny weatherwax and there was a line where ruthie says superheroes drive broken down cars and take their kids with them everywhere and i was such a universal theme for all mothers yet these two characters were unique in that they are really -- they're survivors on the road and sometimes ruthie is the mom and rita is the daughter and they're like sisters sometimes and there was this thelma and louise quality to them and i felt like it was just a story about humanity and healing and hopefully something that a lot of people can relate to. >> i think people for different
how was it for you the first time acting and directing in the same film? >> it was very exciting and powerful and challenging, but i had jane rosenthal producing it who was incredible and i started prepping about a year before we started shooting and just compiling a lot of inspiration photos, watching a lot of movies, john cassavetes is one of my favorite filmmakers and assembling my team around me, you know, i worked closely with designer and the cast and actually my casting director cast me in my first film. >> really. >> yeah. then she cast this movie so it was -- >> small world. >> it was a small world and really the whole process was just very positive and really rewarding and i worked with people that i love. >> and that -- it takes a village. >> it takes a village. >> and comes through on the screen.
you mention your daughter suri. this is a mother/daughter movie. how did she influence how you did this film, your daughter? >> well, my daughter is an incredible little girl and she was with me every step of the way and i would be watching movies and like taking pictures of the screen for inspiration for composition of shots and she would pause it and take some herself and she means everything to me and, you know, like eve make sure your child knows how special they are so i thought, you know, years -- you know, years from now i think it'll probably mean more to her. >> a typical mother/daughter kind of -- in time. >> in time. >> that she will realize that. speaking of time let's go back in time. what do you think it is about your character, do we miss her, joey, "dawson's creek"? [ applause ]
talking about how that impacted them. why do you think that is? >> i -- >> you're a baby. >> a baby. a baby. [ applause ] i think -- [ applause ] thank you. i think it was the writing of kennen williamsson. he created this world and these characters that really made teenagers feel heard because he had all of us talking with these big words and these t really expressing ourselves and i think it's really a testament to him and i just feel lucky i got to play her. >> to him and to the cast and you are somebody that we are always cheering for. and thank you, katie, for tipping to share and this is so huge. [ applause ] "all we had," "all we had" opens in theaters nationwide this
elect trump at the trump tower in new york. the meeting comes at the request of marabouser ha wants to discuss how the 2 could work together to continue washington dc's growth. sam ford is in new york, watch for his live reports on abc 7 news at noon. you know this acclaimed actress best for role on er and falling skies, but now glor ray rubin is taking the stage with a new jazz album, joining us live in studio today. co off good morning washington over on news channel 8. we have agot wet weather moving in. here is jacqui jeras with an update -- veronica johnson with an update. >> reporter: temperatures will stay on the chilly side today along with a raw feeling day, with rain picking up in intensity. 42 to 44 by the afternoon. we're expecting steady widespread rain for the afternoon rush. heaviest between 1 and 7:00 p.m., lingering showers getting to about 9-10:00 p.m.
the weekend, coldest air of the season, highs in the 30s. >> reporter: we've foot residual delays on the capital beltway through prince georges county from a couple of incidents, outer loop, 214 central avenue, the crash is over on the right side. we have delays there. also we're looking rive at the delays on the inner loop as you head toward the wilson street bridge. had an early morning collision long gone, delays are still in place. making your ride 66 eastbound continues to see gridlock with the earlier accident activity headed through centreville. melanie. >> anchor: thank you. you can get more news, weather and traffic on good morning washington on news channel 8.