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good morning, america. a battle brewing over the supreme court. the race to replace justice scalia is on. republicans fighting to keep president obama at bay. >> it's called delay, delay, delay. >> promising to block any nominee. >> the senate needs to stand strong and say we're not going to give up the supreme court. the president stands firm. >> i plan to fulfill my constitutional responsibilities. >> as we learn new details about justice scalia's final hours as millions honor his legacy. storm warning. winter weather moving in. deadly crashes. massive pile yups a dramatic rescue of dozens stuck in a tram in sub zero temperatures. mid-air scare. a new york-bound flight with
hundreds onboard forced to turn around. >> we have a medical issue with one of the pilots. >> after a laser beam hit one of the pilots in the eye. and look out below. see those dots in the water, that's not seaweed, those are sharks. why thousands are swarming this holiday weekend, just a stone's throw from the shore. and good morning, america. happy presidents' day to valent weekend for hundreds. this river frozen over as a firefighters battled a six-alarm blaze in philadelphia. the cold and storms are making this trip back home tough if many. the latest on that battle for the supreme court. you're looking live right now at the supreme court building in washington, d.c. the flag there at half-staff to honor justice antonin scalia.
>> scalia, the longest serving member of the court. his fight over his replacement already so fierce. team coverage this morning. we begin with new details about justice scalia's final hours at that texas ranch. jim avila has the latest. good morning, jim. >> reporter: good morning, george. this luxury hunting ranch is now virtually empty. a hunting trip interrupted by the guest of honor. this morning, justice antonin scalia's body is heading to rest at the supreme court after being flown to dulles international airport overnight from texas. this as "good morning america" learns details about his last hours from the man who discovered his body behind the drawn cur tans of this $500 a night room at a luxury hunting lodge in west texas. >> he was totally peaceful, a man who went to sleep and just didn't wake up. >> reporter: the judge who loved
to hunt was scheduled to shoot birds saturday with an exclusive group with mostly texan couples who flew in by private jets to hunt, dine and hike this property adjacent to big bend national park. justice scalia was the only famous guest, a friend of a friend. he arrived friday about noon, toured the property, didn't join that day's hunt, but did have dinner over with the group overlooking the scenic lake. excusing himself early citing fatigue. >> at 9:00 he said it's been a very long day. >> reporter: in the morning, he missed breakfast and lunch. the owner knocked loudly, when he didn't get any answer. he entered. the county judge who pronounced him dead over the phone told abc news the ska scalia family objected to an autopsy.
after talking with sheriff deputies and u.s. marshals on the ground, she agreed one was not necessary. the texas judge says she talked to scalia doctor who told her he was in poor health. he visited the office twice last week. she'll write on his death certificate, natural causes, heart attack. justice scalia was the longest serving member of the current supreme court with three decades on the bench. his death has huge implications for big cases the court is hearing right now. terry moran has covered the supreme court for us. good morning, terry. >> reporter: antonin scalia, rare instance where his impact is felt. some of his highlights no question about it, the second amendment that case guaranteed the individual right to bear arms. he was part of bush versus gore
and in dissent, he did as much really when he was winning. the real question, they're shorthanded. huge cases right before the court right now. on public sector employees and the mandatory fees they pay right now. the conservatives had that one lined up. liberals will likely win that one. other cases that president obama's actions on immigration, so controversial likely to become before the court. that and so many others, an abortion case, his voice and his vote, if you're going to be conservatively, are going to be very sorely missed. >> understandable why that political battle is heating up. >> it's begun already. it's shaping up to be a monumental fight. jon karl is at the white house with that side of the story. >> reporter: good morning, george, this is a battle that's likely extend throughout this presidential campaign and into
the first months of the next presidency. the battle over replacing justice antonin scalia came fast and furious. less than an hour after the supreme court announced his death on saturday, senate majority leader mitch mcconnell declared the vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president. senator marco rubio told george, the senate shouldn't start the process no matter who president obama nominate. >> reporter: within the last few months of the president's term we shouldn't be appointing supreme court justices. >> reporter: president obama called scalia a brilliant legal mind made clear he would move forward anyway. >> nominate a successor in due time. >> reporter: they're vowing to run out the clock until obama leaves the white house. that has democrats up in arms.
>> the kind of obstructionism that mitch mcconnell's talking about. he says no, we're not having hearings. >> reporter: supreme court vacancies during an election year are extremely rare. while it's still early, the short list of presidential obama nominees. it includes merrick garland, a moderate who's won praise from republicans. circuit court judge jane kelly has won praise from senator grassley. and sri srinavasan confirmed as a circuit judge 97-0 just three years ago. he would be the first justice of asian descent. no word from the white house when the president would make this nomination. but senior white house officials point out in his two previous supreme court nominations he took about 30 days. >> okay, jon, thanks very much. let's talk to senator lindsey
graham. senator graham, thanks for joining us this morning. your leader mitch mcconnell said flatly, president obama should not have a chance to fill this vacancy, does that mean the choice won't get a hearing. >> two things going on at the same time. very rare that you get a nomination and a selection in an election year. i don't think that's happened very much. but the well has been poisoned by our democratic colleague since 2013, changed the rules to approve the appointees by a minority. >> your said you could get behind the idea of a consensus choice. what does that mean? >> somebody, i just threw out orrin hatch -- >> a republican senator, that's not going to happen. >> i voted for soed meier and
kagan. when an election is over, the president wins, they have a chance to send qualified nominees of their philosophy to the senate and i will vote for them if they're qualified even if i would not have chose them. decided to change the rules in historic fashion to pack the court and that power will have a consequence with me. if hillary clinton wins the white house in 2017 and she sends over a qualified person who's liberal, i'll intend to vote for them the if they're qualified. >> what's the odds of this vacancy is going to get filled? >> very little. >> zero? >> yeah, very small. >> state of asking, big primary coming up this weekend saturday. you're behind governor bush, jeb bush and his candidacy. you been leading the charge with him against donald trump.
he still has a pretty big lead in your state, can he be stopped in south carolina? >> he become the michael moore candidate of the republican party. at the end of the day, i don't know what's going to happen here. jeb is definitely surging. donald trump will not win the nomination. if you want to get a replacement for justice scalia, nominate a conservative -- nominate someone can win. donald trump can't get 270 lek rat votes. what he said about george w. bush is michael moore stuff. i think that will bite him here. he's unfit to be president of the united states. if we nominate donald trump we're giving not only the supreme court nominations to the democrats but control of the government. >> you would still support him? >> i got to really re-evaluate
after what he said about george w. bush. the mainstream democratic party opposition of george w. bush, didn't go where donald trump went. being responsible for 9/11 that's something that comes from the part of america. we're just five days away from south carolina primary, which could be a critical moment for many of the campaigns and this morning the battle over the supreme court is shaping up to be a key issue and abc's tom llamas is here with that. >> reporter: this week and this primary, so important for candidates like jeb bush and even senator marco rubio, who need a victory, a boost, anything positive as we get closer and closer to super tuesday and at this weekend's debate was any indication what
this primary will look like, candidates better be ready to fight. republicans -- agree on one thing, to block any nominee president obama puts forth to replace antonin scalia. >> the senate needs to stand strong. we're not going to give up the u.s. supreme court. >> reporter: some still recovering from what many are calling the nastiest debate yet. >> while donald trump was bui building a reality tv show, my brother was building a security apparatus to keep us safe. i'm proud of what he did. he's had the gal -- >> the world trade center under your brother's reign. remember that. >> reporter: more than once, the crowd booing donald trump saturday night as he and jeb bush locked horns throughout the debate. >> they lied. they said there were weapons of mass destruction.
there were none. >> reporter: in battle between senators cruz and rubio, started on immigration and ended in a different lang wang. >> marco went on univision in spanish and said he would not rescind president obama's illegal amnesty. >> first of all, i don't know how he knows what i said on univision because he doesn't speak spanish. >> reporter: cruz later tangling with trump. >> he supports ne s federal taxpayers -- >> you're the single biggest liar. you're probably worst than jeb bush. you're the single biggest liar. >> reporter: on that point, donald trump up early, tweeting, quote, funny that jeb didn't want help from his family in his failed campaign and didn't even want to use his last name. then mommy, now brother.
amy. >> all right, tom, thank you for that. to reaction from the democratic candidates. hillary clinton and bernie sanders voicing outrage at the republicans and backing president obama all the way. abc's cecilia vega has the latest from miami, florida. good morning to you. >> reporter: amy, good morning to you. for hillary clinton and bernie sanders this became a fight against republicans in congress and here on the campaign trail. bernie sanders said even though he disagreed with antonin scalia on every issue, it clears the president makes a nomination, the congress confirms it. he wants this process to get under way as soon as possible. and hillary clinton. >> it is outrageous that republicans in the senate and on the campaign trail have already pledged to block any replacement that president obama nominates. >> reporter: and she says these republicans vowing to block this
nomination are dishonoring the constitution, amy. >> cecilia, thanks so much. now to ryan smith with the other headlines starting with a scare on a flight to new york. good morning, guys. virgin atlantic flight to new york had to return to london after a laser beam hit one of the pilots in the eye. police are trying to determine where it came from. surge of laser attacks recently. and breaking news from the war in syria, doctors without borders says a makeshift hospital has been destroyed in a russian air strikes leaving dozens of people killed or wounded. u.s. has called on turkey stop shelling kurdish fighters and eliot spitzer is denying allegations that he assaulted a woman. 25-year-old woman claims that spitzer choked her inside the plaza hotel. no charges have been filed.
spitzer resigned during a prostitution scandal in 2008. ever think about swimming with the sharks? no? how about this? off the coast of south florida. tens of thousands of sharks are making their annual migration to warmer waters, these are black-tipped sharks, only about six feet long. their teeth are too small to do any real damage to humans. what do you think? they won't do any damage. >> whno worries. we move on now to that record-breaking cold and a dramatic rescue in new hampshire. dozens of people stuck on a tram. >> reporter: horror and harrowing rescues in new hampshire. >> there was an 8 month-old baby.
>> reporter: hanging over 40 feet off the ground. terrified. >> we knew that there was a problem. for nearly three hours, skiers and sight seers left dangling in the air. rescuers about to get people to rappel down cables to get down safely. roads littered with wreckage. in indianapolis, multiple pile-ups. this morning in pennsylvania, the popular i-78 is back open after this massive pile-up on saturday. in philadelphia, a 150 firefighters battling this fire, water meant to put out flames leaving this car completely covered in ice. wicked cold temperatures breaking a near 60-year-old record in boston. feeling like negative 36. shattering rails and disrupting service for bostonians and just outside "good morning america's" window, a valentine's day
tradition -- weddings taking place in times square despite the lowest temperature in 53 years. and back here at the ski lodge, some good news, no reports of frostbite. there's a travel mess across the country right now, we're talking about nearly 600 flights canceled. 2,000 delayed. by the way, this spot right here tomorrow, 32 degrees. compared to this it will feel like sunny. a warm upon the way, but cold enough area in place to have winter weather warnings. we have snow in washington, d.c. and snow changing to rain as we go through the day. a lot of snow that's falling should not pile up for the late day hours, but we have pockets of cold air across the south that will be an issue as we go through the day. >> reporter: storm tracker 6
live double scan, a couple of early morning snow showers are pushing past philadelphia, but there's coverage down in south jersey, there will be more of this filling in the morning hours and especially in the afternoon. nothing stuck in the north philadelphia, temple university as you can see. it's a cold start. bundle up if you have plans to get out early. snow through the day changing to rain around dinnertime.
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city. no speed restrictions on the ben franklin bridge. switching to i-95 southbound traffic at cottman, look at this, normally we see jams, 30 minute ride. southbound on i-95 from woodhaven to the vine an easy 14 minutes. snow flurries have moved past the region. 30 bypass, 322 chester county, dry conditions here, as well. we have an accident not far from there. conchester highway westbound at madison road. watch for that accident. a look at storm tracker 6 live after the break. the new caramel macchiato from dunkin' donuts. uplift your mood with hand-crafted layers
the terrace, storm tracker 6 live double scan shows there are more pronounced dismowrs pushing past -- snow showers pushing past philadelphia. there is coverage on roads, in south jersey and delaware. that lull, you see, don't worry there's more on the way this morning. 19 degrees, when more snow comes it will be cold enough at the surface to let light snow stick. the high is 36. we don't hit that until tonight. we'll be below freezing around 5:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. that's when the rain changes over to ice and rain. classes resume at ursinus
welcome back to "good morning america." you're looking live at richmond, virginia, where so many are facing a snowy commute this morning as a new winter storm moves across the midwest, headed to the east, a lot of snow, sleet and rain expect sfld tough travel ahead. also right now -- battle brewing over the supreme court to fill justice antonin scalia's seat this weekend after he passed away. also right now, state of hawaii declaring a state of emergency over zika and other mosquito-borne illnesses. it's a preventative measure. and also this morning -- the hottest superstars in music are getting ready for the grammys. we know that, could there be a best new artist curse? adele said hello to that award, she's an exception. that is not always the case,
however, the one hit wonders who took home the honor and where they are now. coming up. >> nomination -- milli vanilli. >> taylor swift -- >> there were some exceptions. we're going to begin, though, with new scrutiny for peyton manning. he's named now in a new sexual harassment lawsuit against his alma mater university of tennessee. linsey davis with the details. >> reporter: this new lawsuit is giving some old allegations some new insight. the school is being called into question the way it's handled sexual assaults against student-athletes. in the case of peyton manning he said he simply mooned a teammate. when she complained to her supervisor, it was dismiss as
merely a prank. on the field. >> manning hits the pass. >> reporter: off the field. >> i'm peyton manning. >> reporter: super bowl champ peyton manning is known for his good-guy image. but this morning, questions about his college days are challenging that image. >> touchdown! >> reporter: his allegations resurfaced from a 20-year-old incident. on tuesday, six women filed a new lawsuit alleging the university of tennessee violated title ix. especially with respect to major sports athletes, among those major athletes mentioned, peyton manning. one of the is dents described in the suit involves highly-regarded trainer jamie naughright. for allegedly placed his bear bottom on her while she examined her foot in 2006. >> even if it's 20 years old, even if he was in college, i think it resonates in large part
because of the image he has created for himself. >> reporter: according to court records manning denied assaultiassault ing naughright. back in 2001, the incident surfaced again. this time, from manning's point of view in his book "manning." manning described the incident as a crude, but harmless locker room exchange. naughright simply catching him mooning a fellow teammate. described her as a vulgar mouth. naughright seen in this video filed a defamation suit against manning, his fatherened harper collins. claimed the characterizations in the book claimed her to lose her job at florida southern college. we reached out to peyton manning and university of tennessee, but
did not hear back. this has been around for a long time. but hasn't gotten the traction for whatever reason. >> okay, thanks, linsey. now to new developments in that massive jewelry crime spree bust. a young woman acollege tli caught on camera swiping millions of dollars in jewels. may have held from a pair of brothers. who may have trained her to be a part of their crime team. abc's reena ninan has more. >> reporter: maneuvering a handgun, and zip tying workers. this job can now mean a lot of jail time. it's the high-stakes crime spree that's earned this aspiring model fame. this newly released court documents according the fbi investigators the woman alle allegedly seen in these
surveillance video one of four bling band its accused of swiping $4 million worth of precious stones. from at least six stores across 5 southern states. >> they were tied up. i went to them and starting removing the ties from them. >> reporter: the alleged master minds behind these heists -- brothers, larry and michael gilmore arrested and hauled into federal court friday. accusing the duo along with lewis jones iii training this woman here. they reviewed layouts of targeted shops, taught her the proper way of handling a handgun and ene even cluing her in on code words. they split in pairs with the gilmore brothers acting as her lookouts outside. the documents claiming in this
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musical longevity. in 2011 jazz singer she beat out a 17-year-old upstart. ♪ ♪ who better belieb became a monster star ♪ what do you mean ♪ ♪ you light up my life >> reporter: debbie moon may have lit up our lives in 1978 but foreigner the little band she beat ♪ i want to know what love is >> reporter: wound up selling 80 million records. ♪ >> reporter: and of course, there's one infamous winner who didn't sing their own songs. >> thank you very much. thank you. >> reporter: perhaps the star vocal band summed it best.
♪ afternoon delight >> reporter: four years after winning best new artist award, they broke up. they said the award was kiss of death. but there's some good news for this year's nominees. there also have some incredible winners in recent years. like, john legend, mariah carey, alicia keys, amy winehouse and adele. >> i think most artists will take it. >> just back it up -- >> exactly, more pressure with the next big hits. >> milli vanilli had a string of hits. >> i thought they were going to be awesome. >> more from jesse when we come back. me. see me. don't stare at me. see me. see me.
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welcome back to "good morning america" president presidents weekend. lot of pile in colorado. a fresh foot of fresh to enjoy there. meanwhile out west, further west, we're looking at rain, some flooding potentially across parts of washington and the rains will get down to san francisco, meanwhile, it will be hot
matt o'donnell, 7:56 on this monday, president's day, we have snow showers moving through the region, let's check traffic with karen rogers. >> reporter: the snow showers are south and east of trenton, so it's not impacting us on the blue route at mid county. we've seen stray flurries move throw and light volume, because it's president's day, not a lot of people are out and about. be careful on the overpasses and ramps an bridges for sure. this is the vine street expressway, disabled vehicle off to the side, light volume. not causing too many problems right now. the big picture, we have a vehicle fire on market street to i-95 southbound watch for a vehicle fire happening now. we have icy conditions because of the fire over the weekend in frankford, gristcrsm on them msm street -- gristcom street closed
off. we have a ship going by on the delaware river. >> reporter: we have snow showers pushing east of philadelphia, burlington county and ocean county looking a little of that. temperatures are cold, 20 degrees in philadelphia. there's a bit of a breeze giving you windchills down to 10 and 1 degrees. we'll see temperatures climb around dinnertime and 36 later tonight. snow will begin to push in across the region and eventually late today change to a little bit of ice and freezing rain and eventually to all rain this evening. until then roads could be slippery this afternoon. suspected robber is underarrest after leading philadelphia police on a chase overnight. the driver crashed into several parked cars and injured a woman at 6th and fisher avenue in the olney section. police say it started several blocks away at 13th and rockland street when the suspect
good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. and we have a severe winter storm warning. millions of americans hit with snow, sleet and rain after a weekend of record-breaking arctic cold. exclusive interview with sue klebold. about the serious signs she might have missed. >> would you ransack his room now? >> what every parent should consider. and sports illustrated breaking barriers, ashley graham and rhonda rousey rocking the covers. ♪ go big or goal home one-on-one with nba superstar stephen curry. as we say -- >> good morning, america.
and happy presidents' day to everyone out there. that's the batmobile right here in the heart of gotham. you're going to see batman versus superman it's coming out first. we have a special announcement coming up. >> all right, looking forward to that. also this morning -- we're kicking off a very special edition of our girl power series. all about teens, making a huge difference in the world right now. this morning, we'll meet an inspiring teen who's breaking down the barrier. it's very interesting. hopefully, enlightening. >> yes, absolutely. also as we count down to the oscars, all of the big moments from last night's bafta awards from london. the stars got into the valentine's day spirit, though, with a kiss cam there. >> that's leo dicaprio right
there. >> and the lucky girl ryan smith with the morning rundown. good morning, guys. we begin with major travel delays as a winter storm moves from the midwest into the mid-atlantic, snow is mixing with sleet and freezing rain from ohio to the east coast after some of the coldest weather in decades. gio benitez is in new hampshire. >> reporter: ryan, good morning to you. this is the kind of dangerous cold that could cause frostbite. sub zero temperatures. good news is, a storm is on the way, that will make this area warmer. let's take a look at some video now, this is the same area where skiers and sight seers were stuck on a tram. everyone was rescued and safe this morning. hundreds of flights nearly 600 have already been canceled from chicago to north carolina, to d.c., today. in indiana, alone, hundreds of
crashes on the highways because of snow. in philly, freezing water needed to fight this fire. leaving a neighborhood frozen. but some relief is ahead. ryan. >> thank you, gio. turning now to the fierce political battle triggered by the death of supreme court justice antonin scalia. his body arrived in virginia this morning two days after he died in his sleep at a texas ranch. the absence of the staunch consecutive could tilt the balance of the high court. president obama intends to nominate a replacement soon. but senate republicans insists that decision should be up to the next president. a new poll finds donald trump leading in south carolina with a commanding 42% of the votes. trump's closest rival ted cruz has less half that. and far behind with half of that is jeb bush. meanwhile, hillary clinton was supposed to be in florida today instead she's staying in
nevada to campaign against a surging bernie sanders. clinton and sander attended the same church on sunday reaching out to minority voters. overseas this morning, doctors without borders says one of its hospitals has been bombed in syria. at least ten people were killed. a record drug bust this morning. authorities in australia seized $1 billion in liquid meth hidden in bra inserts. sobering news about a close member. the renowned novelist who wrote. pat con roy, he's fighting the ill witness with the same courage that served him so well in his writing career finally, an update on the man who didn't show up to work for six years and still got paid. the man worked here in spain overseeing a waste treatment
facility. no one noticed he hadn't shown up. until he tried to give his boss a -- wait, where is that again? he tried to give his boss a notice he wasn't there. the bottom line in all of this, is that he has denied the allegations that he's at this job, he didn't show up. i didn't show up, there wasn't any work to do. that's the bottom line. i didn't have anything to do. the head of the waste management facility. why should i come? >> apparently, no one noticed. >> we'll see how that goes. let's go over to lara. >> thank you, george coming up on "good morning america" morning menu. more from diane sawyer's exclusive interview with one of the columbine killer's mothers. what every parent should consider. another big headline. sports illustrated cover making history this morning and scoring big for body diversity. plus the batmobile is with
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i'm there for ray.sie. ted loved baseball. dr. phil likes to watch football. renne, who wants sloppy joe on the menu every day. rosie's my best friend. evelyn likes to dance. harriett wants her fried shrimp as well. alice anne likes vanilla ice cream with chocolate syrup and rainbow sprinkles. they give me so much back. i can't even imagine how i could possibly give them what they give me. welcome back to "good morning america." now to more of diane sawyer's exclusive interview with sue klebold the mother of dylan klebold one of the killer in the columbine high school massacre. now, sue is sharing her story in the new memoir and speaking out about the serious signs she may have missed. >> sometimes he would seem distant or quiet and i remember
asking him, are you okay? are you sure you're okay? he seemed so tired. >> and i'd let it go. >> i'd let it go. i would dig, if it were me today, i would dig and dig and dig. >> were you distracted? >> well, of course. because we're human. i mean, we all have things that distract us. >> could you have prevented what happened at cloum wine? >> if i had recognized that dylan was experiencing some real mental distress? he would not have been there. he would have gotten help. i don't mean to imply that i'm not con ushs of the fact that he was a killer. >> a year and a half before the columbine massacre, her son is a junior. a series of troubling events. he hacked into the school's computer system with some friends. suspended for three days.
then the big shock, he and other kid break into a van, steal electronic equipment and police make an arrest. this is a felony. two felony and it was terrible. i know, absolutely. it was awful. >> the court sentenced the boys with leniency. a year of counseling and community service. a mother worries about her withdrawn son but allows herself to be reassured when he's released early from community service. >> he's a good kid, you don't need to worry about dylan. >> reporter: she looked through his room during his junior year. by his senior year, she decided to respect his privacy with distant and regret. would you ransack his room now? >> i would. i would do as if his very life was depending on it. >> we want to know while preparing this report, abc news
did extensive research and consulted various law enforceme enforcements and reached out to victims to hear more from them. joining us now is director of the forensic science department at george mason a there were some important who alerted police about eric's website. today, can we better connect those dots? >> we can better connect them today, certainly, but back then, we didn't know what those individual puzzle pieces meant. but today we can pull them all together and give them a lot more significance. >> looking back at dylan's journal it was pretty clear after the fact that he was suicidal, but how does one go from suicidal to homicidal. >> it's important to understand what leakage is, it's
forecasting what someone wants to do. in this case, he was suicidal. he saw suicide as a way to get out of his hopeless. homicide is a way to get revenge against people that you blame for your life. they're both along the same dimensional scale. >> after the fact, looking at those journals there were so many warnings signs, dylan's mother didn't read because she wanted to respect her son's privacy. what is your recommendation to parents who may have concerns? >> the family has to understand what their culture is. we call that in the fbi who rules the roost, who's in charge of that family? despite who pays the mortgage, families want to be aware of not just the privacy but does it slide into secrecy, supported by behavioral changes? not talking to the family, becoming very distant.
showing physical changes. not caring about their hygiene. you look at it, is it secret and what the behaviors that support the fact that this person has nothing more to do with the family? >> you wrote the manual on how to prevent school shootings like we saw in columbine, at least 79 attacks have been thwarted since that day. what's the most important thing everyone needs to know? >> everyone can see warning signs. we are asking people don't vet these signs. if you see something you need to call a professional and not try to interpret yourself and i will also say this, it's a gut-wrenching experience to pick up the phone and have to call 911. but you could be saving their life and the lives of many other people. it has to be done. >> yeah. >> these warning signs aren't limited to one group of people. >> this is life-saving
information. mary ellen thank you so much for joining us. we appreciate your time this morning. >> you're welcome. if you're concerned about a child in your life, you can go to our website on yahoo! for a full mental health resource for you. now to those sports illustrated covers. this year's swim suit issue is breaking stereotypes featuring plus-size model ashley graham on its cover. >> we can know reveal the sports illustrated swim suit issue 2016 cover. >> reporter: for the first time ever, there were not not one, not two, but three cover models. >> i'm so -- i'm shaking. >> reporter: that's right. sports illustrated revealing ucf fighter ronda rousey, ashley
graham and hayley lawson. as part of their 2016 revealed tv special. in a letter assistant managing editor posted on si.com writes, what defines beauty today? the truth is, times have changed and one size does not fit all. our position is on beauty is well-known healthy, curvy v vivacio vivacious. african-american model tyra banks breaking barriers gracing sports illustrated covers in 1996 and 1997. the cover stars taking to instagram to share the news. ronda rousey writing -- such an honor to share the cover. this cover is for every woman who felt like she wasn't beautiful enough because of her size. you can do and achieve anything
you put your mind to. #beautybeyondsize. >> three different type of women representing every woman out there. >> reporter: for "good morning america," rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. >> they are indeed rocking it. joining me now is supermodel emme, who broke the ground. we have it here in a big way. >> it's so exciting. it's really is moment in history. >> we have seen plus-size models in the pages. put to put ashley on the cover, what does that say to little girls, to everybody? >> it's a very, very big stake in the ground saying that this is point in history that we're going to roll forward in a more positive more inclusive way of how we see women. i think it's going on reverberate across the industry whether it's fashion, toys,
magazines. it's really wonderful. it's not a trend. >> please tell me it's not a trend. also, "playboy" is perceiving women in a very different way. sports illustrated has done it. we're talking about it in a huge way. ashley, i don't think she gets a day off. she's working so much. >> yes, yes. there's a whole line of beautiful young ladies right behind ashley not going to make this a trend. they're going to be a part of this beautiful momentum rolling forward for women and girls and quiet frankly the men that love them. >> yes. >> beauty comes in all kind of packages. >> it's great. >> i have known you for a long time. do you see more barriers that need to be broken? what would you like to see happen next? >> i'd like to see the toy industry continue to roll forward like mattel done with its new fashionist ya line.
>> it starts there, it starts very young where we imprint our kids with what -- >> yes, i think it starts very young, within the families, the mothers feeling better about themselves. and i think that the conversations around the kitchen tables are really, really important for girls to not hear only ideal of beauty is the one that's accepted. going forward, nice to see a little bit more on the age, having models in different age brackets. right now, we're happy with having the diversity of body shapes and beauty out there. it's really quite lovely. >> congratulations to ashley, ronda and all of the girls. >> thank you for getting up early for us today. >> my pleasure, lar zblanchts now outside to rob. >> lara, what a great crowd out here on this presidents' day.
let's take a look at the severe weather across the south because this energy will get across louisiana and biloxi and mobile, and rain in some cases, freezing rainier the appalachians, changing to all rain eventually especially on the eastern shore. another warm one in los angeles. >> reporter: cold this morning one band of snow showers came through earlier. we're on the the look out for more snow to build through the rest of the morning and into the afternoon. as we like outside we have cloudy skies ahead of that. temperatures are cold in the teens and 20s across the region. not much windy. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast shows a high of 36. we won't get there until 10:00 p.m. tonight. it will take until the dinner
hour to get above freezing. between now and then snow and rain south to north by later this evening. too. >> la lara back to you. couples singing. all fell in love with the same person this valentine's day. that would be ryan reynolds the true sweetheart of the box office over the weekend. starring in the r-rated superhero flick "deadpool." the antihero comedy shattering multiple records. scoring the biggest february opening ever. the movie also the biggest r-rated opening of all-time. ryan playing wade wilson, obsessed with saving his girlfriend. exacting revenge on those who left him disfigured after a medical treatment. ryan reynolds a dead certainty to be back with more cheeky
mayhem. he fought very, very hard for years to keep this movie as it was. he said it needed to stay r-rated. it's not about curse words it's about the character. >> a bet that paid off. >> and a low budget movie. >> $58 million is low budget. >> nowadays. also in "pop news" this morning, close talker or double dipper, we have the perfect gift to give any seinfeld fan. jerry selling his classic porsches you can buy them in a big lump or individually. one expected to fetch $7 million alone. jerry said he's never bought a porsche as an investment. don't worry, jerry's not going
to be biting it. he dozens -- he owns dozens more of those. >> how big is his garage? i'm just curious. >> why isn't he selling those cars? he knows something that you don't. >> you think they're lemons? >> i'm just sayin', jerry, there's something going on. >> lara, you would think spectacular in one of them. >> thank you. you guys know ali played her on seinfeld. now valentine's day was yesterday. >> we can save up for next year. >> ali -- also in "pop news," this is a strange one. next time you go to grocery store to grab eggs and milk, whole foods is considering
installing tattoos parlor. the grocery store is considering partnering with free-standing businesses that will sell records, body care services, part of the plan to attract the younger buyers. no final decision has been made on the tattoo parlor within the hallowed halls of organic produce. the first 365 store opens up in los angeles. seems like a great place to try it. random. >> i don't know if i want a tattoo -- >> exactly. >> fresh organic produce section -- >> that is "pop news" on this beautiful monday. >> thank you. >> you're welcome. what's coming up? >> let's see what's coming up. the biggest moments of the bafta awards are coming up. take a look am at the kiss cam. > good morning, everyone, it
is # 27:00, monday, february 15. it is president's day, i'm matt o'donnell. karen rogers is here with a look at traffic. >> reporter: we had earlier snow showers move through, welsh road kind of quiet here, roads are dry, but much lighter with it being president's day, many people have the day off. no speed restrictions on the ben franklin bridge, expect them later on when the snow showers impact the road. nor now looking good on the ben as well as i-95. nice and dry there, as well. we have a water main break that's creating icy conditions on richardson street at chestnut street. an accident people injured on the scene conchester highway
westbound at madson road. we rarely see this, nobody out there, light holiday volume. david murphy has the forecast, good morning. >> reporter: matt, we're flurry-free on the terrace. the light band of snow that came through earlier is pushing through trenton. we're seeing another band developing down south of dover and cape may. as we go into the afternoon more snow comes up from the south and overtakes the region. setting the table for untreated surfaces to stick with the snow once the moves in. bundle up. this afternoon we'll be in the 30s, probably not reaching the freezing mark until dinnertime. 36 tonight. snow changes to ice and rain probably about dinnertime, matt. thanks, david. police in allentown are trying to identify a woman whose
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and friendlier service. acme. first we dare to take you inside the fire. >> oh, my gosh. you can see it. >> into the ice. >> then, amy journeys across the planet taking you into africa's garden of eden, for the first time ever, a 360-degree virtual reality camera, live on safari putting you face to face with the most fierce, exotic animals on earth. right in the midst of the great migration. next tuesday, "good morning america" on safari live. presented by samsung. >> that's right. welcome back to "good morning america." amy has her panama hat. she's all pack. >> we're about to go on safari. we're taking you with us and not just because it's beautiful but also to highlight the danger of so many amazing animals, we're talking elephants, rhinos and
giraffes. all facing an unprecedent risk of poaching. very important story we're sharing with you. >> that's a cause that's near and dear to so many people's hearts. you're going to show us the incredible beauty there. this is called africa's garden of eden. >> we know we're going to this massive crate. it's a very special stop on the great migration, that's the annual migration where more than 2 million animals are on the move in pursuit of water and we're going to take you there with us. >> pretty good resort, too. >> yes. >> i want to stay there. >> we have to stay somewhere. >> you heard it live. now, amy, drink with -- the microphone is in your other hand. >> when you can combine work and
play. >> fresh off the trip of your trip to iceland with drones. >> we'll have network tv's first-ever live 360-degree virtual reality cam camera with us. take your own look on your smartphone and computer. when you oneover these things, it's made of cardboard. when your smartphone moves, the cam dra moves with it. you'll be able to see live where you want to look and you'll be there with us. >> i'm so excited. >> so, you have control of what you see as a viewer. >> exactly. if you want to get one of these, just go to our website goodmorningamerica.com. join us on tuesday. >> did you get all of your shots? >> i got my shots and malaria pills. >> from there you go to on oscars. >> yes.
>> so you won't be tired at all. switching gears to that, last night was one of first steps in the journey the bafta, the stars were all there. the last big awards show before the big one, the oscars. leonardo dicaprio and maggie smith caught kissing. i love that there was a kiss cam. not the only highlight of the night, lama hassan has the details. >> reporter: here we are at the bafta. the red carpet is ready. >> the bafta goes to the revenant. >> and the bafta for leading actor goes to -- leonardo dicaprio. >> the revenant winning flee major awards. best actor, best director and best picture. leo even getting praise from his fell throw actors. >> i think he's a genius. >> edging out matt damon, making the leo the favorite to win his first oscar after six
nominations. . >> thank you, bafta, i'm absolutely humbled and i'm absolutely honored by this award tonight. i didn't grow up in a life of privilege, i grew up in a very rough neighborhood in east los angeles and this woman drove me three hours a day to different ask school, mom, happy birthday. i love you very much. >> reporter: kate wins let contenders in a neck and neck race for best actress. >> you're tipped to win. am i really? >> yes. >> don't tell me that. >> reporter: but tonight was kate's night. >> and the bafta goes to -- kate winslet. >> thank you, bafta, so much. >> reporter: brie larson unable to attend winning for best actress in "room" making her an almost shoo-in for the oscar. >> this is my first bafta.
it feels really good. >> i was nominated once before. i was unable to come. >> it's amazing. >> it's incredible. so sweet intlr for "good morning america," lama hasan, abc news, london. >> there you go. >> touching speeches. >> really beautiful. i'm so excited about the oscars. what you see there is a big indicator. i don't know, i think leo? >> yes. it's his year. >> best movie? i love spotlight. >> i love revenant. >> i don't know if it will go. i love that one as well. lots of great movies out there. we'll move now on to steph curry, dominated at the all-star game this weekend. he's become a dubsmashing star. with his wife and even michelle obama. did a little bit of a cameo. >> funny.
>> there she is right there. jesse palmer you had time for a little one on time. >> yes. steph curry, despite his popularity, he's surprisingly a doting father. steph curry dominating the all-star court sunday night. the sharp-shooting point guard bringing home the victory for team west. >> do you think you're the best player in west? >> yes. that's my mentality, my focus. >> reporter: now with curry at the helm the golden state warriors are on track to break the nba record for regular-season wins. 95-6 record set by michael joran and the chicago bulls. >> i don't know how many times you're going to be able to chase an historic record like that and be a team everybody remembers. >> reporter: but the 27-year-old is not the only one making
headlines. his daughter riley, an overnight internet sensation, stealing her dad's thunder in his postgame press conferences. what is she like when you guys are at home? >> she's exactly that. she has so much personality. she's full of energy. >> reporter: what is it going to be like the time a boy comes to the curry household. >> i don't know if i'm ready for that. >> reporter: while his wife is the culinary chops and food blog. they don't call him chef curry for nothing. >> i have one dish, five ingredients, 15 minutes, i keep it simple. knock it out. let the family enjoy. then, you'll have that tomorrow, the next day, the next day, the next day. >> reporter: off the court, you'll find them rubbing shoulders with the obamas. the first lady posting this wildly viral video on friday.
curry admits one thing that throws him off his game. >> a little intimidating was the secret service. i lost a match. i blamed it on the secret service. he's used to that environment. we need rematch and call it square. >> fans love steph curry and he's may be the most relatable superstar in the nba. not the tallest player in the game, can't jump the highest, he's a great shooter, that's something everyone around the world can do. >> he's not relatable at all. no one can play -- >> you can try and shoot like steph curry. you can try. you're not going to drop them like steph curry can. just a great, great guy. >> yeah, he sure seems it. >> and a popcorn connoisseur. >> there's a story.
>> there's a "pop news" investigation. let's go outside to rob. >> new movie coming out bat mba a little bit of snow happening. the presidents cities across the country, washington, 33 degrees, snow changing to rain. lincoln, nebraska, that's a check of the national outlook, leers -- here's a look at the local forecast. >> reporter: we had one band of snow coming through and another on the way. we have one to two inches before a changeover to ice and rain. 36 is the high, but not until
later tonight. it will take until dinnertime to get over freezing. cherokee, we're in the batmobile. in honor of the upcoming movie, we're looking for a superhero of our own. yeah. if there's someone in your life that inspires you, impresses you, considered a real-life superhero, we want to hear from you. it's called "good morning america's" real-life superhero contest. submit it on our website and you and your hero could receive a red-carpet trip at the premiere on march 20th. entries must be received by march 2nd. all right, george, come on out and let's ride this guy. we want to hear about your heroes. >> i feel kind of left out. she's going to africa.
we're back now with "good morning america's" gill power series first installment with our friends at 17 magazine this week. we're introducing you to the woman founder of hijab project. she's just an 18-year-old freshman at brown university. but amara majeed is already making history born in the u.s. to vi lan can immigrants. she's an activist and muslim american fighting to break down the stigma surrounding the head skafsh with the hijab project. why did you start it. >> i wanted to encourage women and girls to try on the head scarf on the day.
what surprised me the most the wide range of women have tried it and how far it's taken off. >> reporter: what's the biggest misconception of women who wear the head scarf. >> probably that we lack intellect. they see me as this wasn't my choice. >> reporter: and it was at 14 years old that she chose to wear the hijab but never expecting it would change the way she's perceived. >> i get a lot of hate. people telling me i'm a terrorist. >> reporter: do you feel safe walking down an american street with your head scarf? >> no. it's very scary. walking in the streets at night. if i'm wearing a jacket, i put the hood up to cover up the hijab. i hope and pray that it will be in my children's lifetime.
>> reporter: that's her mission, to eradicate the stereotypes of muslim women and girls. she pend an open letter to donald trump that went viral over his controversial comments. >> calling for a total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states. >> reporter: why did you write the letter? >> in this political climate i felt i needed a way to express kind of what i was feeling as a muslim american and to tell donald trump that his comments are harmful to the muslim community. >> reporter: because of that passion to change the world, she earned a spot on 17 magazine's teen power list. but beneath all her accomplishments she's the still a teenage girl at heart. >> i'm a huge swifty. i love taylor swift and i'm a huge "gossip girl" fan. >> xoxo. >> yes, gossip girl. >> what do the words girl power mean to you?
>> i think that girl power is essentially showing the world that we females can be powerful not despite but because of our gender. >> we got to talk to some of her friends that got to wear the hijab, they said it's eye-opening. >> 17 magazine is on news stands now. coming up with one-on-one star how to be single star brie. maybe we created him. all of us. >> there's no connection. >> we never stopped to think that dare devils could open the door for men like this.
back now with the romantic comedy so many enjoyed this valentine's day weekend, it's called how to be single. allison brie plays a woman who's looking for love in all of the wrong places. abc's sara haines. >> reporter: she may be best known to audiences as trudy from mad men. >> we're done, peter. >> reporter: and annie from community. in the romantic comedy how to be single, she plays a new york city woman who's dating with the sole focus of finding a husband and fast. >> i'm on ten different wedding websites to increase my odds. >> reporter: your character is very organized and driven.
>> yes. >> reporter: i have read that many of your characters have been inspired by your older sister. >> yes, my older and only sister is inspires a lot of characters. she's type a, she really gets stuff done. she's been a great inspiration for me. definitely for this movie. >> reporter: now speaking of mad men, we're all sad that's it's over. in the finale you and peter jet off as a jet-setting family, do you think they live happily ever after? >> good. i i'm happy to see that. in the movie the bartender is kind of your wingman. >> yes. >> reporter: who in your real life would be your ideal real life. >> rebel. she's great. i feel like, she's like -- she's so funny, she really keeps the party going. she knows when to cut out of
there and leave you alone with the guy. >> let me teach you how to be single. go get us drinks. no, you don't buy the drinks, boys buy the drinks. >> thank you so much for taking the time to sit down with us. >> absolutely. >> i love the movie. i'm going to see it again. >> everybody should see it twice. >> it's a quotable one. >> i love watching romcoms over and over again. >> for "good morning america," sara haines, abc news, new york. >> that was fun, thanks sara. how to be single is in thea
♪ "good morning america" is brought to you by brookdale, bringing new life to senior living. before we go, we have an update on our 10 dates in 10 states. erica enjoyed her second date with tom on valentine's day getting to behind the scenes of aladdin on broadway. >> that looks smooth. >> we want to thank adventures by disney. it was fun to join along.
>> reporter: it is mice to have have -- it's nice to have an easy commute when we are anticipating snow and rain. this is the conshohocken at the curve, no problems, light volume. delaware county, nobody is out on i-95 near highland avenue. another area we saw a brief snow shower come through this morning. you're dry and looking good with an easy ride on i-95. hopping into new jersey this is what it looks like on the 42 freeway. clear and dry, we expect things to change as the snow develops. we have a serious accident that brought down a pole route 9 crest ladies and gentlemen. stick to the garden state parkway in the area instead. let's turn to david murphy. >> reporter: one band of snow exiting the region. double scan showing you that well to the east of trenton. there's more snow in southern delaware and south jersey, that will push up all the way to philadelphia and beyond as we
get into the afternoon. 21 degrees right now, setting the table for any non-treated surface to pick up snow. we'll get one to two inches and ice mixing in. and change over to rain with roads improving after that. the high tonight 36. classes resume at ursinus college for the first time since 200 students were sickened by a stomach bug. we'll have a full report on "action news" at noon. "live" with kelly and michael is up next on 6abc. i'm matt o'donnell. have a great monday and great week!
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