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good morning, america, and we have two major stories as we wikileaks founder has been arrested and a major spring blizzard affecting millions. that life-threatening storm stretching across 22 states, heavy snow and whiteout conditions sending cars skidding off roads. strong winds blowing over this semi. thunder snow pounding down. cities paralyzed. the national guard called in. hundreds of flights already canceled. our team on the ground tracking it all. breaking news as we come on the air. wikileaks founder julian assange arrested. will he be sent to the u.s. to face charges? we're live in london with the latest. breaking overnight, the son
of a sheriff's deputy now arrested, accused of lighting those fires at historically black churches across louisiana. also ove landing after hitting an object on the runway at jfk, taking a chunk out of the wing. found alive. how rescuers and helicopter crews finally located these hikers missing nearly five days. what they say saved their lives. or a few drops of blood -- >> the drop out now getting the scripted treatment. how "snl" star kate mckinnon is taking on the role of the embattled theranos founder elizabeth holmes. and clean getaway? police responding to a 911 call with guns drawn, expecting a burglary suspect, but you'll never believe what was waiting behind that door. and it is great to have you
with us on this very busy thursday morning. that major spring blizzard is a live look at denver, the storm shutting down parts of a major interstate this morning. >> ginger will bring us the latest on that. first, that breaking news, wikileaks founder julian assange arrested in london. after seven years of asylum in the ecuadoran embassy, the ecuadoran government released assange to british authorities and he could now face charges in the u.s. abc's david wright starts us off from london. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, george. he is now inside this magistrate's court here in london, the beginning of what is likely to likely to be many court cases. he conspired with chelsea manning to hack computers and
classified documents relating to the war in afghanistan. chelsea manning was pardoned by president obama. now it's julian assange's turn, and for the past seven years, he has been holed up inside the ecuadoran embassy in london. he sought assay lyluasylum, but government withdrew that protection, inviting authorities in, and they frog marched him out. >> you saw assange resisting there. wikileaks has put out a tweet saying his rights must be protected and that's being echoed by the kremlin. >> reporter: that's right, george. russian president vladimir putin tweeted this morning that he hopes that assange's rights will be protected moving forward. the british foreign secretary said that he will get his day in court, and as he put it, assange is not a hero, that it is right
for him to face justice for these alleged crimes. now he's likely to face a number of court hearings inside this courthouse before it's determined what will become of him. because here in britain and across the european union, they do not have the death penalty if there is even the possibility assange could face the death penalty back in the u.s., that would pose a significant barrier to her extradition. in any case, any possible extradition proceeding is also subject to appeal. appeal not just within the british courts, but also within the european courts of human rights. so it is likely this process is going to take some time, but today after seven long years, this case is now finally moving forward, george. >> david wright, thanks very much. michael? >> thank you, george. now to that monster blizzard that's hitting right now. the threat is stretching across 22 states and our team is spread out across the storm zone. ginger starts us off with the latest on the track and the timing. good morning, ginger. >> michael, we're in the heart
of this blizzard happening now. you can see highways already shut down. this is interstate 35 in minnesota, just south of minneapolis. shut down for a time because of so many accidents. let's go ahead and look at how big this is. it's impacting folks from colorado to pennsylvania and new york, but the heart of it again were those blizzard warnings from south dakota into nebraska, parts of kansas and minnesota and even northeastern colorado still. we have got hours left. i'm talking nearly 24 hours to go with this storm, but it's also wind. not just in the blizzard area but from iowa down to mississippi and alabama we'll be talking about up to 50 mile-per-hour winds and storms that could cause things like this, a gustnado in colorado. st. cloud schools closed. minneapolis schools closed. alex perez right there for us. >> reporter: good morning, ginger. this is what a lot of people are waking up to here this morning, snow-covered cars and take a look, sidewalks and streets are slippery. we want to show you a second camera, another view. you can see that wind that you
were talking about, that snow blowing in the wind and a lot of places since the snow started falling it hasn't stopped. overnight, a powerful spring storm bringing blizzard-like conditions and now starting to pummel the midwest. >> if anybody is smart, they won't drive, period. >> reporter: in south dakota winds over 50 mile-per-hour creating whiteout conditions. a major interstate shut down for 100 miles. roads littered with wreck after wreck around denver. colorado's governor activating the national guard to respond to stranded drivers. in minnesota -- >> it's slick out there. >> reporter: -- tractor-trailers jackknifing in slick conditions, leading to these wrecks. cars creeping down roads in the blinding conditions, barely able to navigate the elements. this bridge collapsing after ice buildup caused the wood pilings to give way. the driver of this ups
semi-truck in kansas driving right off the overpass. in montana this suv barrelling down the road starts sliding just missing an emergency crewman. and in idaho just outside boise, a small town cut off by rising waters. residents airlifted to safety. in amarillo, texas wind wreaking havoc. watch as this semi tractor-trailer is tossed on its si and schools are closed here in st. cloud and minneapolis and in many places across the region here's the bad news, this storm is going to linger in a lot of areas all day. robin? >> okay, alex. we're seeing the ripple effects of that snow at airports across the country. more than 1,000 flights canceled or delayed since wednesday. senior transportation correspondent david kerley is at reagan national airport just outside washington with more. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, robin. it's going to be a difficult day for those trying to fly across the country. the first wave of flights taking
off this morning and already before it started 400 flights canceled for today. that's on top of the 1,000 flights canceled on wednesday. three-quarters of those were canceled in the denver area. of course the storm has now moved on. the problem area is minneapolis today. the airport already struggling there. now, the airlines tell us they're prepared for this storm but as i mentioned, it is going to be another difficult day if you're hoping to fly because it does ripple through the entire system. michael? >> yes, they will feel the ripple effect of that, david. now back to ginger with more on where the threat is heading next. ginger? >> ready, set, let's track it. that low pressure system impacting minnesota back to south dakota all the way through 5:00 p.m. tonight. it goes into northern michigan and wisconsin and then starts to loosen. by tomorrow night we stop talking about it but what it leaves behind, still an additional one to two feet of snow with 60 mile-per-hour winds. you could see sleet and freezing rain on top of all of this. guys, there's so many components to this. we'll talk about the severe storms in just a bit. george? >> ginger, thanks.
we move to washington now where the white house and congress democrats are locked in a battle on two fronts with the treasury department refusing overnight to release the president's tax returns and attorney general william barr just days before the release of the mueller report drawing fire from the democrats for this testimony. >> i think spying on a political campaign is a big deal. it's a big deal. >> so you're not -- you're not suggesting though that spying occurred? >> i don't -- well, i guess you could -- i think that spying did occur, yes. i think spying did occur. >> let's bring in our senior congressional correspondent mary bruce for more on this. barr backtracked on those comments but this echoed some of trump's inflammatory talking points. >> reporter: george, for months the president has been saying he believes the u.s. government spied on his campaign and now you have the attorney general there seeming to say that he agrees. barr did later say he has no
specific evidence of wrongdoing but says he's assembling a team to look into all of this. this is exactly what the president has been demanding, an investigation into the russia investigation. democrats i've talked to are alarmed by barr's comments and they say he's simply doing the president's bidding here. house speaker nancy pelosi saying that bill barr is the attorney general of the united states, not the attorney general of president trump. >> yeah, and they say much of that investigation has already been done. meantime, that battle over the president's tax returns, we heard from the treasury secretary overnight making it pretty clear they weren't going to comply with that congressional question any time soon. >> reporter: it seems more likely that this fight is headed towards the courts. overnight the treasury secretary saying they're not going to be complying with democrats' demands. he says he's questioning the legal implications of this request and he says it could leave americans open to limited information of their tax return information. he says that he didn't reveal tax information last time and he got elected. he says, quote, frankly the people don't care, but george, democrats are not giving up this
fight. they're going to double down on this request. >> mary bruce, thanks very much. robin? george, now to that breaking news overnight. the son of a sheriff's deputy is under arrest, accused of starting those fires at three historically black churches in louisiana. steve osunsami joins us now with the latest. good morning, steve. >> reporter: good morning to you, robin. the governor of louisiana is making this announcement this morning with the atf, the state fire marshal and the fbi by his side. they are calling what happened despicable. a u.s. attorney is confirming this morning that federal authorities have arrested a man for setting black churches on fire in louisiana, and law enforcement sources tell our local abc station, katc, that he's the son of a parish deputy. authorities have not yet publicly identified the suspect but those law enforcement sources say he's this man, 21-year-old holden matthews. matthews is now in custody after he was arrested wednesday evening.
he's accused of intentionally setting those fires at three black churches over ten days, the first on march 26th burned the st. mary's baptist church t greater union baptist just miles away and a third fire at mt. pleasant baptist. at one of the churches, we found burned bibles and hymn books. the fire marshal immediately suspected they were looking for an arsonist who was targeting black churches. >> at this point we believe there's some relation, whether it's a single person, a single technique, a single method. >> reporter: as they search for who did this, the people at the three churches continued to raise their praise. ♪ everything's gonna be all right ♪ but had to do it somewhere else. other churches lent them spaces. now they say they are relieved and ready to move forward. >> it's time to rebuild. it's time for healing. it's time for strengthening up our congregation and our families. >> reporter: these churches will now need to be completely
rebuilt and they are beginning the effort to raise money for that. george. >> steve osunsami, thanks very much. we move now to the investigation of that gas explosion in durham, north carolina that killed one person, injured 17 others. the blast went off when firefighters were responding to a gas leak. our chief national affairs correspondent, tom llamas is on the scene with the latest in durham. good morning, tom. >> reporter: george, good morning. take a look just behind me. this is where the explosion happened. this was a two-story building in the middle of durham, north carolina, a building that was made of bricks. this explosion was so powerful it pancaked the entire structure, shooting brick and glass everywhere. five other buildings also affected. eye witnesses say it felt like an earthquake, first the blast and then a massive blaze. survivors running from the area covered in blood, some unable to walk. this all started with a gas leak. firefighters were on the scene evacuating buildings but there apparently wasn't enough time to get everyone out. the owner of a beloved coffee d.
the store posted that they would be closed. they put that post up right before the explosion. 17 others injured, 6 in critical condition including a firefighter. he had to undergo s tele'sord . eyewitnesss tell us it felt like an earthquake, but sounded like a plane crash. >> tom, what are officials learning about what caused this? >> reporter: well, city officials right now say they're still investigating, but preliminary reports say there was a construction crew in the area. they were digging under the sidewalks and hit a natural gas line, and george, 30 minutes later that happened. >> tom llamas, thanks very much. >> thank you, george. also breaking overnight, an american airlines flight departing from new york's kennedy airport forced to make an emergency landing after striking an object during takeoff. take a look at this picture taken by one of the passengers that shows the damage to the plane's wing. one of the passengers said the plane went sideways in the air before the pilot could
straighten it out. the faa is investigating the incident. fortunately none of the 109 passengers and crew members on board were hurt. we turn now to a stunning breakthrough. astronomers capture the first ever image of a black hole. it's one of the most mysterious objects in the universe. matt gutman is in los angeles with the discovery made 55 million light years away. good morning, matt. >> reporter: good morning, michael. for over a century, scientists have theorized about black holes, but for the first time, they have been able to see the unseeable. all light is trapped in a black hole. these iconic glimpses from the most destructive power in the universe. it's arguably the most famous doughnut hole of all time. that first image of a black hole. >> i never believed that this black hole was as big as people said until we saw that.
>> m-87 is over 50 million light years away, and that doughnut is 20 billion miles across. and getting that snapshot wasn't easy. the hunt for that incredible snapshot chronicled on the smithsonian channel. >> after more than ten years of planning, $50 million, and the combined brain power of over 200 international scientists -- >> reporter: what we see isn't actually the black hole where gravity is so powerful it can suck in galaxies and traps all light. what you're seeing is the ring of super heated gas around it. >> we now know that a black hole that weighs 6.5 billion times what our sun does exists in the center of m-87 and this is the strongest evidence we have to date for the existence of black holes. >> reporter: since albert einstein theorized it over 100 years ago, black holes have been the source of human fascination, the source of songs. ♪ black hole sun
plenty of b-grade movies. >> it is the one true source of absolute power. and apparently fascination to bad guys everywhere. the discovery team believes the image will be as iconic as the earth rise, that unforgettable shot of earth from space. >> everything will be different from now on going forward because of the fact that we saw the most energetic part of the universe. >> reporter: so how do you see the unseeable? well, with an earth-sized telescope those scientists linked together basically eight giant radio telescopes across the globe that look like the dishes behind me. the weather had to be great at all those locations simultaneously. that only happened once in 2017. they will try again in the future with more telescopes. michael? >> the image is amazing. there's one woman, katie bouman, who was critical to this effort. >> reporter: yeah, she is an m.i.t. grad student that
developed the algorithm that crunched down a galaxy's worth of data into that single iconic image we have, and get this. he's only 29 years old. >> makes me realize i'm a failure. >> what a scientific feat. >> it really is. also this morning, we have that incredible survival story, how rescue crews found these hikers lost nearly five days, and the special tool they used to survive. we also have body cam footage now released that shows police responding to a burglar hiding in a bathroom. we'll tell you what they found. first, ginger is right here. >> just because the storm pulls away doesn't mean it's over. look at this video. this is highway 34 that a boat is going over in oregon. just to let you know that flash flood and severe storms possible from illinois back through parts of iowa. your local weather in 30 seconds. first the snowy cities sponsored by adp.
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people brought o d in and ppl he has inspired came out, and i started crying watching it. it was really, really incredible. we're following a lot of top headlines including the arrest of wikileaks founder julian assange, taken into custody don asylum in an ecuadorian embassy. and a major spring blizzard flights. and some exciting news overnight at the wnba draft. all five notre dame starters were drafted including number one pick jackie young. she'll join the team in las vegas. notre dame fresh off the championship game against baylor. baylor won that game and their coach, kim mulkey, is going to be here live in our last half-hour to talk about that and kalani brown going to l.a. >> big night. we turn to that rescue of two hikers lost for days on mt. baldy, finally found alive after rescue crews tracked their footprints to find them, and this morning, the hikers are telling their story. abc's will reeve is here with their story. good morning, will. >> reporter: good morning, george.
this is really a hiker's worst nightmare. two advanced hikers in a relatively populated area just lost the path, but it was their experience and an ingenious tool that kept them alive. overnight, the frantic search for these two hikers lost for nearly five days is finally over. eric desplinter and gabrielle wallace had been hiking on mt. baldy near san bernardino, california. rescue teams had spent the week scouring some 19,000 acres. helicopters taking to the skies. >> there's still quite a bit of ice and snow on the grounds. a lot of north-facing slopes still have a lot of ice. >> reporter: their car left in the parking lot. search teams leaving a note on the windshield in case they returned. a set of footprints eventually leading search teams to the young couple. >> we were very grateful to be found tonight. >> reporter: moments after being found, desplinter revealing just how they survived. >> rationed our food. drank water through a life straw. >> reporter: a life straw, essentially a portable filter
that lets you drink directly from nature, removing bacteria and parasites. the pair separated from two of their friends who had turned back over concerns the trail was too dangerous to continue. >> we tried to descend through a valley, but that valley was more treacherous than we thought. >> reporter: this morning, they're happy to be alive. >> ready to get to bed and get some rest. >> the two hikers miraculously didn't sustain any injuries. they were checked out by medical personnel and quickly united s morning nothing but grateful to everyone who helped bring them home. >> they're very fortune. >> oh yeah, and that life straw, a lifesaver. >> that's it. thank you, will. now to los angeles where tens of thousands will pay their respects to rapper and activist nipsey hussle. adrienne bankert is outside the staples center where a massive memorial service is going to be held in his honor. good morning, adrienne. >> reporter: good morning to you, robin. yes, the prince of south l.a., the king of the streets as so many affectionately called him,
nap nipsey will be remembered today inside the staples center for his celebration of life service. 21,000 people will be packed in here. they gave away free tickets to those 21,000, those tickets gone within minutes. nipsey hussle's family has kept the guest list private. they're not telling us exactly who will be performing but it is expected there will be some high level people and very high level security both public and private. the lapd offering their assistance as well. just a few miles from here, there's going to be a funeral procession. that is a 25-mile route going through so many of the neighborhoods where nipsey devoted his time, advocated for, invested in. we can't even tell you how many thousands will be lining these streets. the energy here is so palpable after his loss but that funeral procession will pass by the intersection where he was gunned down in front of his clothing store. the man accused of killing nipsey hussle, eric holder, has pled not guilty, robin. >> adrienne, more and more people are now becoming familiar with his music.
>> reporter: yes, robin. four of nipsey hussle's songs are on the hot 100 chart, and three of those songs are from his 2018 grammy-nominated album "victory lap." >> thank you, adrienne. as we said, it's not just about his music but what he did outside of that as being an activist in the community and he will be remembered today. thank you, adrienne. >> short but impactful life. thank you, robin. now to that wild 911 call. check this out. oregon police responding to reports of a suspected burglar locked in a bathroom. they surrounded the house, guns drawn, and when the burglar didn't come out, they went in. diane macedo is here with what they found. hey, diane. >> reporter: good morning to you, michael. things aren't always what they seem, and these officers outside portland were quite happy about that when they responded to this call. prepare for the worst, and they said this one, they will remember for a long time.
it's the kind of 911 call nightmares are made of. >> i think there's an intruder in one of the bathrooms. >> reporter: a stranger in the house. >> okay, are you inside as well? >> yes. but the bathroom door is locked. we see a shadow moving around and the door is closed. >> reporter: with no time to waste, the police rush in with the canine unit ready to attack and guns drawn. >> police responding. come out or you may get bit. >> we're giving demands to the suspect in the bathroom, sheriff's office, come out with your hands up. >> reporter: but no response. >> each time i gave commands, my initial thought is, okay, now we've got this person barricaded in the bathroom. now he's trying to get out through that small bathroom window. >> reporter: so the officers make their way through the house clearing each room as they go until they reach the bathroom and hear the intruder still inside. >> we're going to this bathroom door fully expecting to have to deal with a burglar in the house at gunpoint. >> reporter: finally, they open
the door and -- >> it's a vacuum cleaner. >> reporter: look closely and you can see it's a roomba. >> we actually find the suspect doing a very thorough vacuuming job because it was a robo vac. >> reporter: mission accomplished. and the suspect is now speaking out on twitter, writing, if cleaning dirt is a crime, roomba is guilty as charged. so, the police relieved. the caller a little embarrassed, and the bathroom floor no doubt very clean. >> spotless. >> squeaky clean. they said the caller afterward apologized profusely -- >> they didn't know. >> precisely. the police are saying, listen, if ever you think there's an intruder in the house you did all the right things. absolutely call the police, let us be the ones to investigate and figure it out, and of course, in this case, they're so happy there was no intruder and instead a vacuum cleaner. >> you built up the suspense perfectly. >> tried to milk that. >> you did that well, i agree. coming up, "the dropout" now heading to the screen. all the details on elizabeth
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talk to your doctor about chantix. we're back now with the one-time silicon valley star now accused of fraud. the elizabeth holmes story is at the center of the hit abc news podcast, "the dropout." it's now being turned into a miniseries starring "snl's" kate mckinnon. amy's here with more on that. good morning. >> it keeps getting more fascinating, robin. she is the college dropout whose
biotech company was once worth billions of dollars but prosecutors say it was all built on lies. the endlessly fascinating story of the woman once billed as the next steve jobs is now heading for the small screen. >> reporter: "snl's" kate mckinnon is known for her hilarious portrayals of hollywood stars and embattled politicians. >> get real. i made a steal, this is nothing. hi, girls. >> reporter: she'll now be adding a new role to her docket. the 35-year-old theranos founder, elizabeth holmes, known for her black turtle necks and that signature deep voice. >> a few drops of blood -- >> reporter: a voice she's believed to have fabricated. the "snl" actress will both star and executive produce "the dropout," a limited series set to air on hulu, chronicling the meteoric rise and fall of holmes and her company theranos. producers at abc news will also be involved with the series. one of the world's youngest
female self-made billionaires, holmes dropped out of stanford to start theranos. a company promising to revolutionize health care with a single drop blood test. >> we've made it possible to run comprehensive laboratory tests from a tiny sample or a few drops of blood that could be taken from a finger. >> reporter: she claimed her company's technology would revolutionize health care and save countless lives. >> a world in which no one ever has to say good-bye too soon. >> reporter: but within a few short years holmes went from being hailed as the next steve jobs to being accused of fraud. >> do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth? >> i do. >> reporter: indicted last year on charges of defrauding investors, knowingly misleading consumers and possibly endangering their lives by peddling promises and products that federal prosecutors say she
knew didn't work. >> i don't know at that moment what i understood. >> reporter: holmes has pled not guilty but faces decades behind bars if convicted. still, she continues to be a topic of intrigue. "inside edition" filmed holmes out last week in san francisco with her boyfriend billy evans, ditching that signature black turtle neck for a white t-shirt and baseball cap. >> a lot of people think it was heartless that you were partying at burning man when your company was closing its doors. >> reporter: her dramatic downfall spawning a slew of cover stories, documentaries, books, even a feature film with jennifer lawrence set to play holmes. in the meantime, mckinnon, a master of impersonation, will have to start working on her baritone. >> or a few drops of blood. >> holmes is expected to appear in court on april 22nd and in addition to this miniseries, a feature film about elizabeth holmes is also in the works. >> she's facing serious charges here. >> she's facing nine counts of wire fraud, two counts of conspiracy to commit fraud, and she could have up to 20 years
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who caught our attention this morning. that's molly who's on a mission, a mini schnauzer. she's definitely on a mission, desperately trying to break out of her pen. all hope was not lost. her big brother marco steps in, gives the boost that's needed. >> a little help there. there you go. >> sometimes you just need a little help from your friends, that's right. >> that's adorable. >> it wasn't "mission: impossible" but their human, caroline, says the motivation for their escape was that there are treats on the other side. so why does the dog cross the fence? >> but did he share? >> i don't know how he threw them back over, george. i don't think so. >> that's priceless. coming up, one of the most notorious unsolved crimes, jonbenet ramsey, what her father is now saying about the case. the never-before-seen photos including what may be the very last one that was ever taken. >> there's one photo of jonbenet
that was taken literally hours before she died. it was christmas night. >> jonbenet was down on the floor playing. it was just a nice, wonderful christmas party kid's picture. she was just playing and it was probably the last photo that was taken of her. >> we're going to have that and the leads police are following. elizabeth vargas, our good friend, is going to join us on "gma" coming up. join us on "gma" coming up. eatment. ♪ trelegy. the power of 1-2-3 ♪ trelegy 1-2-3 trelegy with trelegy and the power of 1-2-3, i'm breathing better. trelegy works 3 ways to... ...open airways,... ...keep them open... ...and reduce inflammation... ...for 24 hours of better breathing. trelegy won't replace a rescue inhaler for sudden breathing problems. trelegy is not for asthma.
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they're actually from the heat and the relatively cooler air. but look at this. that's not a joke, ft. collins, colorado, a little snow on your spring. we thought that was one of those memes, like, what? this segment has been sponsored by subaru. coming up, the announcement from the palace about prince harry and duchess meghan's plans for the royal baby. and the model in this photo is sparking a debate about body shaming versus body positivity, and she's speaking out right here on "gma." and tory johnson here with great "d
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. that huge spring blizzard pummeling millions of americans with heavy snow and whiteout conditions, cars skidding off roads, 1,000 flights already canceled or delayed. our team is tracking it all. countdown to baby sussex. the royal couple announcing the first details of how they plan to have their first child. how the duke and duchess are making their own way. the latest details from london this morning. the search for jonbenet ramsey's killer. the new leads in the notorious cold case and the never-before-seen photos. body shaming or body positivity. this model in a bikini started a heated firestorm online. some applauding her confidence while others say it's promoting an unhealthy life-style. the model speaking out to "gma."
and she's one of our favorite guests. regina hall here live as we say, good morning, america. we're going through all the regina hall movies that we know and love. good morning, america. thanks for being with us on this thursday and great to have regina hall here and she will be joining us live soon. >> you know who else is here? tory johnson. she has fantastic "deals & steals," getting you ready for april showers and putting a spring in your step. everything is 50% off or more. >> thursday's all about. we have a lot of news to get to as well, beginning with that breaking news out of london. wikileaks founder julian assange has been arrested. i want to go back to abc's david wright. he's being arrested on charges he's facing here in the united states. >> reporter: good morning, george. julian assange is here at the magistrates court in london for the first of many proceedings in
his case. the official charge from the united states that he conspired with chelsea manning to hack computers and publish classified defense department documents. the big wikileaks dump that we all remember from nearly ten years ago now. chelsea manning went to jail for those charges and was ultimately pardoned. now it's assange's turn to have his day in court and it has been a day long delayed. for seven years, he was holed up inside the ecuadoran embassy under their protection first as an asylum seeker and then as a citizen. then they withdrew its protection of assange, making clear the way for him to be brought here and possibly extradited back to the states. that is likely to be a time-consuming process and one that is subject to appeal, but the clock begins ticking again today, george. >> thanks very much. robin? george, now to that spring
blizzard that's hitting the heartland. 22 states are under snow and high wind alerts. back to ginger who's tracking the latest, and it's becoming a travel nightmare. >> and you know it is a powerful snowstorm when you see reports and you see images of thunder snow, robin. this is what you're seeing there. that is lightning that comes just like a thunderstorm but instead of rain falling, you have snow. so you know there's a lot of power in it. there's power in what it does to the roads. interstate 35 south of minneapolis was shut for a time because of so many slide-offs. the visibility down. remember, winds gusting with these blizzard conditions somewhere between 40 and 60 miles per hour. look at south dakota, i wish i could tell you these are old images. unfortunately, it's relatively slow moving and with it not just the snow but the wind ahead of the front there. pueblo, colorado had a gustnado. plenty of things to talk about from wisconsin and michigan and those winter storm warnings, down to the advisories in alabama and mississippi and back to sk of course, the heart of i nebraska and south dakota and western minnesota for the next 24 hours. we'll be talking about an additional 1 to 2 feet of snow
and again, the wind gusts on top of all of that. robin? >> and it is april. okay, ginger, thank you. michael. >> thank you, robin. we're going to turn now to some royal news that's just in. meghan and harry announcing their plans for the royal baby this morning. abc news james longman is in london with how the duke and duchess are doing things their own way. top of the morning to you, james. >> reporter: good morning, michael. yeah, anticipation is certainly building this morning. we're now learning the first details of how meghan and harry plan to have their first child. now, unlike william and kate, this will be a far more private affair. in a statement buckingham palace have said the duke and duchess of sussex are grateful for the good will they've received from people throughout the united kingdom and around the world, but their royal highnesses have taken a personal decision to keep the plans around the arrival of their baby private. duchess kate had all three of her children at a london hospital with the media camping outside waiting to catch a glimpse but this will be very different. no details on whether this will be a home birth or at a hospital.
the palace will announce when the duchess has gone into labor, but we won't see pictures until the sussexes have had a chance to celebrate privately. we're seeing these two doing things their own way. >> good for them. coming up, the model sparking a debate about body shaming versus body positivity. her message this morning on "gma." and the never-before-seen images of jonbenet ramsey, and what her father is now saying. and lara is upstairs. hey, lara. >> michael, i am. i'm with the lovely regina hall. such a great new movie called "little." we're going to talk about that, and we have, as you just heard, the most wonderful audience. a lot coming up on "good morning america." don't go anywhere. [ cheers and applause ] anna, do you have those plans? yes! i just wanted to show you something i've been wor... ♪ james r. and associates. anna speaking... ♪
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tomorrow. >> and dwyane wade is here. >> you guys want to come back again tomorrow? [ cheers and applause ] >> i'm telling you. but right now you're in for a treat because we got a little "pop news" here with lara. thank you guys. she's so excited. you're my new favorite. i better deliver. wh miss kim kardashian west gracing the cover of "vogue." solo for the very first time. there it is, an inside opening up about her new career goals among other things, following in her late father, robert kardashian's footsteps. kim is studying to become a lawyer. she started a four-year apprenticeship with a law firm last summer. she's planning on taking the bar when she finishes in 2022. you might remember kim made headlines last year after successfully petitioning the president to commute the life sentence of alice marie johnson. she says about it, quote, i just felt like the system could be so different and i wanted to fight to fix it.
and i knew if i knew more i could do more. you got to give her creditatapp] >> i don't normally read "vogue" but my daughter sent me the article and what she's doing really is impressive. >> that's awesome to hear. it's a great read. the new issue of "vogue" hits newsstands in new york and l.a. april 16th, nationwide april 23rd. we thank you, "vogue," for that exclusive. [ applause ] never too late. >> she's a really smart woman. >> yeah. >> that's obvious, yeah. >> and we did not know that she was doing this apprenticeship, so we wish her the best. also in "pop news" today, james gandolfini's son keeping his dad's spirit alive. these are the first photos of michael on the set of "the many saints of new york." look at that face. >> that's his dad. >> love that. this is the upcoming prequel to "the sopranos" in a movie. the actor will play a young tony sopra
soprano. it's 19 years old by the way. the movie is set in the '60s. michael says it's so exciting to step in the shoes of my dad. reports say michael is blowing away his fellow actors and creator david chase. filming has begun in brooklyn and hits theaters september of next year. [ applause ] speaking of "the sopranos," you're going to like this segue way, lorraine bracco who starred on the show playing tony's therapist, she tried to put a hit on our amy robach. >> what? >> when the two went head-to-head on "flea market flip." in our celebrity lineup premiering this sunday it was lorraine and her sister versus amy and her husband. so, whether the bracco sisters send amy and andrew to sleep with the fishes? and why am i covering my face? here's a preview. >> i love taking a diamond in the rough and making it sparkle. right? >> yeah. >> that's what i did with him.
>> throwing shade. oh, yes, she did. and in another celeb edition of "flea market flip" ginger zee and husband ben taking on rob marciano and his friend melissa. this is an epic battle to make it rain with their creations. here's rob as you have never seen him before. >> thunder and lightning. you don't want to mess with this storm benin jer. you're going down. we're going to make it rain. the weather war is over. >> weather war. marciano with the trash talk. by the way -- >> you see what happens when the suit comes off rob. >> yeah, apparently he went to the puppy store. these pups are not up for adoption. ginger manning power tools, amazing. her husband though, not so much. take a look.
>> i wouldn't be able to do this without ginger. physically i would not know what to do. it's nice to have somebody who actually knows what they're doing. i got you some coffee. >> for me? yeah, thank you. you said you would be good at that. thank you so much. >> too hot? >> perfect, thank you. >> ginger did a fantastic job but the question, why is this happening? ben laying down flat. you will find out the answers to all of these questions in two brand new episodes of "flea market flip" airing this sunday starting at 10:00 eastern on hgtv. >> i'm in. >> i'm in. >> so impressed with both amy and ginger. you know they're not competitive at all. >> yeah, right. >> they did a fantastic job. the results will speak for themselves. anyway, that's it for "pop news." >> cannot wait. >> we'll be tuning in. >> perfect. now we're going to go to our "gma" cover story and a photo that's getting a lot of reaction. while some are applauding gillette for posting it saying it encourages body positivity,
others are c saying they're promoting poor health. diane macedo is back with the story. good morning, diane. >> reporter: good morning. gillette says they asked to post this foelt oh because they love that this model loves her skin no matter how the rules say she should display it. some are applauding the company and others saying they will never shop gillette again. it's the bikini photo making serious waves on twitter. gillette's venus account posted this image of anna o'brien on the beach with the caption, go out there and slay the day. >> if you look at my image it's joyful. it's happy. it's inspired. i'm living a great life. >> reporter: the post instantly triggered backlash with people claiming the razor company is promoting obesity. one writing, please stop, being unhealthy is not a good thing. another post reads, where do we draw the line between body positivity and health issues? >> for a lot of plus women,
whether they're instagram stars or not, this is the kind of treatment they receive. so when i'm in an advertisement, right, for some people that literally feels like they were cheated. >> reporter: o'brien who has over 300,000 followers on social media says she allowed the company to use her picture to promote body positivity. >> for a lot of people all they see is fat. they don't see the joy, the happiness. >> reporter: but some commenters say the issue is about health, with one adding, this would also be true if they used an anorexic model. still others are defending gillette. now venus is weighing in saying they're committed to representing women of all shapes, sizes and skin types because all types of skin are beautiful and deserve to be shown. >> at the end of the day, bodies are bodies. there are so many different types of them and that's all this is about. >> this all followed some criticism that gillette faced
back in january over an ad campaign critics said targeted masculinity. at the time the company, george, said it doesn't mind sparking a discussion. >> they're doing that again. thanks very much, diane. this morning, we have a first look at a&e's new special "hunting jonbenet's killer." elizabeth vargas spoke with jonbenet's father. she's going to join us after this from stephanie ramos. >> reporter: these are never-before-seen photos of jonbenet ramsey, the 6-year-old beauty pageant queen who was found dead in her colorado home the day after christmas more than 20 years ago. her murderer never found. >> it's a mission of mine to find the killer. >> reporter: jonbenet's father, ries, joenet appearing in a new at the infamous case. >> there's one photo of jonbenet that was taken literally hours before she died.
it was christmas night. >> jonbenet was down on the floor playing. it was just a nice, wonderful christmas party kid's picture. she was just playing and it's probably the last photo that was taken of her. >> what do you think when you see that photo? >> well, at first, memories and photos bring pain. they now bring joy. >> reporter: although suspicion first fell on her family, no one has ever been charged in jonbenet's death. >> there's still people today, john, 22 years later, who believe you or patsy or burke had something to do with it. >> how could they believe otherwise because that's what they were told. >> even now still do you ever dream about her? >> a lot but when i do it's wonderful, blissful, it's just warm. she's a little girl and it's a real blessing. >> reporter: for "good morning america," stephanie ramos, abc news, new york. >> our friend elizabeth vargas
joins us now. welcome back. great to see you. >> great to be here. >> you really dug into this, a year-long investigation. >> we did. it's 22 years after the murder happened. it's the most notorious unsolved murder in america, a beautiful little girl killed on christmas night in her own home. we examine two new theories with the help of a retired fbi agent, robert clark, who's got great investigative chops in this whole thing. one of the theories came from a tip from an inmate in prison. another theory on a tip from a retired detective in colorado. and the ramseys when they were under suspicion by the boulder police hired his own detective to do his own investigation and he left a list of 25 people that he thinks need to be investigated, need to be dna tested. john ramsey is hoping to start going down that list. >> you can see him still bristle, understandably, to the idea that he and his family were under suspicion. what does he think happened? >> he thinks it was an intruder.
he thinks while the family was out at the fleetwood christmas party, somebody broke into the house, at least one or two people, that they were waiting for them when they got home from the party and went to bed and then they tried to kidnap jonbenet. you have to remember, george, all the logical theories and suspects have been ruled out. there was that dna found on jonbenet's body that so far doesn't match anybody, doesn't match anybody in the ramsey family. they haven't been able to find who it does match, but he believes that it was a kidnapping for hire and that it is bizarre because at this point all the logical theories have been ruled out. >> what a mystery, 22 years later. thanks for coming in this morning. "hunting jonbenet's killer" premieres tonight on a&e. let's go to ginger. and the "gma" moment now. when you are ten months old and learn to walk it sometimes surprises you in the best way, like little journey here who took her first steps. >> yay! [ screaming ] >> yay!
>> it's so exciting. aw, thank you for that. send your "g good morning. i'm abc 7 news meteorologist mike nicco. let's take a look at what's going on today. d dimmer sunshine because of low clouds. there is nothing steady about our higher temperatures. they are on a roller coaster tlid the extended forecast. today low to mid-60s just about everywhere. 69 in san francisco, 67 in " [ cheers and applause ] in " [ cheers and applause ] it is time now for "deals & steals." tory johnson has accessories to put a spring in your step and they're all at least 50% off. >> yes. okay, so first up, ofra cosmetics, maybe you do know. >> i'm your model for this.
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>> this says spring to me. so many different ways you can use this. >> yes, and we've got jillian and carolyn. where are they? back over there. yes, they're showing some of those different ways. in your hair, around your neck. you could tie it on your wrist, tie it to a handbag. so many different ways we've got scarves. this is like great to just add a little pop of color, a pop of spring to your outfit. >> what's the deal here? >> normally $19 to $85. they're slashed in half today so they start at $9.50. >> $9.50. >> there you go. all right, we got a little bling. sal was wearing these, said it gave him a little elton john-esque. >> where is sal? >> somewhere. he was wearing those sunglasses. he helped me on facebook. he got his elton john moment.
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[ cheers and applause ] [ cheers and applause ] ♪ we welcome you back to "gma." we have a wonderful audience, as always. [ cheers and applause ] among this wonderful audience, a very special group of some young people that are joining us. they're honoring their parents who died serving our country in the military, the ultimate sacrifice, so thank you so much for being here. [ cheers and applause ] beautiful, thank you. and i love it, you know what i love, that man in the audience. you said for everybody to get up. it wasn't us saying it. we were about to do that but you beat us to it.
you knew that we should stand and honor them, to thank you. you know what's so wonderful about this group is that they're mentors. they're young people, unfortunately, who are going through a loss of a family member with the ultimate sacrifice and this wonderful group, they work with these young people to help them as they have been helped. so thank you again. [ applause ] whoo. now we're going to switch gears. we're going to bring out our next guest. she's been in the business for 20 years. you know her from movies like "scary movie" and "girls trip," one of our favorites. now she's starring in a new movie, it's going to be one of our favorites too, it's called "little", please welcome regina hall. ♪ dripping in finesse [ cheers and applause ] >> hello. hello. [ cheers and applause ]
thank you guys. yeah, that's incredible. >> incredible. >> that's incredible. >> we're happy you're here. thank you for being here this morning. >> oh, i'm excited to be here. hi, mommy. my mom watches every day. i got to say hi to my mom. >> i like how you say mommy. >> oh right, i'm on television. hello, mother. >> hello to mama. we're going to jump right into the movie. this movie, it is a body swap comedy. >> yes. >> you play jordan. you're 38 years old. then you wake up and you're a teenager and that teenager is played by marsai martin who's 14 years old. >> and so she's i love marsai. she's so beautiful and just smart and -- but she's still a girl. you know what i mean? >> the amazing thing is, yeah, at 14 years old, marsai is the executive producer of the movie along with you. >> and she pitched it at 10.
>> she pitched it at 10? >> she pitched it at 10 years old. >> how is it working with the young powerhouse? >> she's a demon. no. i'm joking. no, she's -- you know what, you always marvel that she's that young and that professional. you know what i mean? i think to be able to work with someone who at 14 -- >> what were you doing at 14? >> sleep or lying about something probably. i was trying to go see prince, you know what i mean? i was dying -- i was in love with prince. >> if you can go back to any age, what age would you be and why? >> like any age? i have two. 20s because you can eat anything and i love to eat. >> good point. >> and then 30s because you're just not as dumb. you know what i mean? [ applause ] you know what i mean. there's some wisdom. i like the 40s.
>> grown up jordan is a very demanding boss. you guys want to see some of it? >> wake up! be awake when i call. >> i don't know when you're going to call so when would i sleep? >> when i'm not calling. april, listen to me. i'm sad this morning. >> oh, why? >> i have asked you 1,000 times to have my housekeeper elaine -- >> linda is her name, linda. >> -- put my slippers 53 centimeters away from the bed so when i hop out my feet can land on them. i mean, am i being unreasonable? [ applause ] >> issa rae, having her -- >> issa rae is also so incredible. i mean, she is so smart, so funny. her timing, her wit, i mean, she was incredible to watch and to work with and, like, just the things that she's doing and creating. listen, with those two i should never stop working. i need a job, issa.
i need a job, marsai. it's incredible. >> the whole cast and crew, almost all black women in front of the camera and behind the camera. that's a real game changer itself. >> yeah. [ applause ] shutout to tina gordon who was our director. she was also amazing. and will packer and james lopez. >> but you, issa and marsai were on a panel together and you said you want to become a beacon of light and hope for people who may not have seen the thingsou what do you mean by that? >> a lot of times life comes from what you're exposed to and sometimes people aren't exposed to ideas or belief systems or opportunities that you have and you want to be an example. i mean, at 14 years old for marsai maybe she's giving someone who didn't think that was possible that vision so that they can imagine the things that they couldn't imagine are possible. >> that's well put.
it's all about that. i have to say, i know it's -- you get this all the time, you are regina hall. you are not regina king. you are regina hall. >> it's true. >> we love regina king too. you talk about how sometimes you're confused. >> we get confused all the time. i got confused at the indy spirit awards and i was nominated and they were like, are you excited for the oscars tomorrow? i thought maybe he just wants to know if i want to watch. and he said no, how does it feel to be nominated. i was like, she just went, regina king. but i do love regina king. [ applause ] >> absolutely. >> the one thing we are excited to watch is "little." it hits theaters tomorrow. >> are you going to take your girls? >> my girls, i'm going with them or without them. i'm definitely going to see "little."
that is tomorrow. >> make sure you check it out. coming up, we have the head coach of the champion baylor lady bears. >> kim mulkey. >> kim mulkey here live. it's on! get to the ross spring shoe event to score the latest styles for the whole family... ...and something for you. oh yeah. that's yes for less. you heard me - 20 to 60 percent off department store prices! at the ross spring shoe event. on now!
you don't know how i've known this woman since she was playing high school ball at hammond. kim mulkey, the head coach of the baylor bears, lady bears, she is the only -- y'all listen to this. she is the only person in ncaa history to win it as a player, as an assistant coach, and a head coach. now, if i listed all of her records and accomplishments, we would never get to hear from her. give it up. [ cheers and applause ] as i mama used to say, it's good to lay my eyes on you. >> i know it, girl. >> all these wins that you have had as an olympian, an assistant, what did the championship on sunday mean? >> i couldn't quit crying and those were tears of joy and a little bit of tears of sadness because lauren cox got injured and she changed the whole complexion of that game. we all got a little bit stressed there in the fourth quarter but we had great news when we got back. the knee is going to be okay. she does not have to have surgery. when i get back i'm going to give her a hard time and ask her
why didn't she get back in the ball game. >> that will get you in trouble. >> you're right. we would have been less stressed with her on the floor. >> let's look at those last moments that got a little stressful. we have a montage of you because you're not active at all on the side -- >> no, very passive. >> it could have gone either way. >> what was going through my head is we're not going to lose this basketball game. that's the first thing i told them in the time out. i said we're going to be okay. we got this. then kalani got in the game and opened her mouth. she's my gentle giant. she has louisiana roots as well and we just gutted it out. >> kalani brown is here in the front row. we're going to talk to her in just a bit. she was drafted yesterday, by the l.a. sparks, number one draft pick sitting next to her mama. we want to give her a shout out. they were playing circle of life. you were there with your
daughter, your grandbaby. did you see when she raised her up like simba? >> i did see that and i thought, why is she doing that. she said, mom, they were playing circle of life and i said i'm glad i didn't hear that because i could have cried some more. >> your son is a heck of an athlete too. he couldn't be there because he was in the minor league, baseball. >> it was so awesome. i shook the hands of the notre dame coaches and turned to see holly row and my son-in-law handed me the phone and there was kramer's face on facetime. he wasn't there physically, but he was there with us. he was screaming on the bus with his cardinals teammates. i just kept screaming, we did it, we did it. it was a great moment. >> i know you're so proud of your children. good genes. [ applause ] all right, miss kalani brown sitting next to your beautiful mother there. you were drafted yesterday. so what were the emotions for you knowing you were going to play some pro ball? >> i was just overwhelmed with happiness, excitement. i was so anxious just sitting there waiting for your name to be called.
but it was a great experience. >> and now that you are no longer going to play for coach mulkey, give us the real scoop. play blood and guts, none of that. how was it playing for her? >> coach mulkey is tough but i wouldn't be the player i am without her. she's passionate. she's had my back all four years. i'm glad she chose me. >> well, y'all chose each other. [ applause ] >> i also want to mention chloe jackson, the national championship game, she was the 15th pick in the draft. so both of them went high. >> i know you're very proud of them both. >> absolutely. >> i want to give you a little -- i'm going to tell you, i played college ball at southeastern, line up, southeastern, louisiana. she played high school ball in the same city, in hammond. she got more headlines in high school than we did at
southeastern. that's the kind of player you were. >> robin was the player. i wish you guys could go back and see her thick hair and ponytail. >> look at that. >> look there. >> robin and i have a lot of mutual friends because she got her start -- >> wfpr. >> in louisiana. and her sister sally ann, i woke up to watch her every morning on wwl television. >> she said we know who the real star is in the family. >> and your nephew went to baylor, lawrence. >> i'm sorry. are we still on tv? >> we're having a little family reunion. >> but i'm so proud of you, kim. i mean that in all sincerity. watching you play in high school, at louisiana tech, playing for the pat summitt. >> absolutely. >> when you look back at where you are now and what you have accomplished, what stands out to you? >> i don't reflect on it. i live in the moment. i enjoy it.
the greatest pleasure i have, honestly, robin, is to watch the faces of young people do it for the very first time. i wanted kalani brown, chloe jackson and those players in the locker room to be able to get to a final four. then when we got there i thought, let me be selfish, i want them to win it all. to watch their faces, watch the fans, the baylor fans and how they wanted something positive and good. those moments, i stop and i just look around and go, we're blessed. >> i know and you're blessed hn the classroom. you're all about getting that diploma. >> we graduate our players. in the break room i was talking to kalani and her sister. she finishes up in may. i don't care what the wnba needs her to do, get the degree. >> thank you, ma'am.
>> robin, we're proud of you. we're proud of you and i know you guys love her in the city here. [ applause ] we know her roots, where she came from. >> i'm a louisiana girl. >> we know where she came from. pass christian high school in mississippi. >> thank you, kim. let's get to ginger. from a couple of super women, i woke up this morning feeling like wonder woman but realized if i was superman i have one kryptonite, it's that. the pollen. look at it in tennessee. do you see that? if it's taking you down like it has me this spring, i am so sorry. let's get a check now a little cl good morning chl. i'm abc 7 news meteorologist mike nicco. get ready for faster breezes. [ applause coming up, robert irvine and ryan dow helping us make great meals with what you already have in the refrigerator. we are not spending, no, we are
welcome back to "gma." back now with our fridge challenge. this is where we take what's already in your refrigerator and turn it into a delicious meal. i love this idea, we don't want you to head to the store. we had so many viewers submitting photos of their refrigerators to ask for help. ryan dow said he and his fiance were sick of their three-meal rotation and needed help so we called in chef robert irvine ne hospital who is here to help ryan. so ryan, you guys were in a real rut i understand? >> yeah. we usually split the cooking duties between my fiance and myself. between work and going to the gym afterwards we come back spent and got stuck with two or three recipes and looking for two or three more. >> i have five so i'm listening closely.
when you see a fridge like ryan's, what's the secret? >> when we go and fix the restaurant, all these ingredients are magic. you just don't know what the magic is until it happens. >> that's correct. this is exactly why we've replicated your refrigerator on the set. you came up with not one, two, but three recipes. we didn't buy a single thing. these are really creative. what are you whipping up first? >> we have a salmon dish which is simple. we take a teriyaki sauce. teriyaki sauce is sweet and savory. orange juice gives us that sweetness. when you caramelize it, that sugar comes out. that's the beautiful stuff you have there. >> would you normally cook with orange juice or you just did it because ryan had it? >> he had it. what's great about orange juice, lemon juice, grapefruit juice, it starts the process of breaking down.
it adds flavor, but it also helps metabolism. ryan, i'm not here to work, you are. >> perfect. >> put all this, carrots, celery, onions, broccoli, jalapenos, pickle, lemon juice in there. we're making a slaw. basically i quick marinate it, put it in the pan. do not shake the pan. the sugar won't come out. if you break the seal, it won't come out. if you take it out of the marinade, dry it first. a little salt and pepper in there. come on, dude. we got to move fast. let's go. i mean, hello. >> it's live tv. >> so, we've got our sauce, on goes the salmon. on goes the slaw. merry christmas, number one. >> there you go. number two, you made a turkey pepperoni pizza slider. what did you use from ryan's refrigerator? >> literally, tomato sauce, cheese, turkey pepperoni and butter, a bun, toast the bun,
tomato sauce on the base of the bun followed by some cheese. >> any kind of cheese. >> any kind of cheese but he had goat cheese. pepperoni, cheddar on the top, cover the pan, 15 minutes in the oven. done. >> all right, that's two. one final recipe. you really had to get creative on this. hurry, hurry. >> you saw the sausage. we took the skin off the sausage. it's dead. put it in, fried it. we've got pickles, some onions. >> this looks really good. >> mustard. get in there. come on, you got to really move fast. >> literally it's turkey sausage, it's eggs, a fried egg on top. you guys used relish but you could use a pickle if you have pickles in your fridge, and, yes, everybody follow robert, not ryan. >> here's the cool thing. we have on the bottom, he had red pepper hummus on the base instead of mayonnaise, turkey on the top. >> creative.
guys, we're going to put these recipes on our website. robert, we thank you. ryan, we wish you luck. check out those recipes. you can see robert on the new season of "restaurant impossible" starting april 20th on the food network. we will be right back. shshow me homecoming. baby sloth videos on youtube. amy, do you uh mind giving someone else a turn? oh... yeah i made myself a little comfortable here. i got a pizza for amy! yes, that's me! xfinity lets you search netflix,
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good morning, it's 8:59. i'm reggie aqui from abc 7 mornings. we ever breaking news involving a hole in the runway. here's a live look from sky 7. you see crews making emergency repairs to runway 20a-left. the airport says it may cause delays for the next few hours. mike, for once we have weather that isn't going to cause delays and now this does. >> that's exactly what i was thinking. i tweeted that and put it on facebook. if you look in santa cruz, you can see the winds are kicking up. we have a small craft advisory from 11:00 this morning to 8:00 this evening. accuweather 7-day forecast, a roller coaster of temperatures from 50s to 70s. reggie? >> time now for "live with kelly and ryan." you can always find us on