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good morning, america. breaking overnight -- winter wallop. a powerful christmas blizzard sweeping across the country. dangerous snow, ice and wind sparking crashes. flipping tractor-trailers on the highways. thousands of holiday travelers grounded, and the storm moving east right now. trump's christmas bombshell. the president-elect announcing he will dissolve his charitable foundation as he attends christmas mass, receiving a standing ovation upon arrival. plus, the new shake-up in the trump administration, the staffer who is backing out of his new job. why he resigned just days after being appointed. post-holiday shopping secrets. where to find the best day after christmas deals.
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the biggest bargains, the stores to hit first, and why you shouldn't wait to make your returns. ♪ last christmas, i gave you my heart ♪ and celebrating a pop legend, george michael, dying suddenly at age 53. found in his home in london on christmas day. ♪ wake me up before you go go >> he rose to fame as one-half of wham! before restoring our faith as a solo superstar. ♪ got to have faith >> that powerful voice captivating millions of fans and his friends. >> he made such a tremendous contribution musically. it's a huge loss. ♪ baby >> the tributes pouring in from around the world this morning. ♪ please don't go away good morning. if you were around for the 1980s, and if you, like us, were teenagers in the 1980s, that
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voice is unmistakable. >> as aretha just said, it is a huge loss. that's our big story this morning. the shock to the music world, singer george michael dead at the age of 53. this is a live look outside the pop superstar's london home. you can see the fans showing their support for the music legend, even leaving flowers at his home. >> online, tributes have been pouring in. liza minnelli posting this. george michael was a musical genius and i'm so grateful to have known him. ellen degeneres calling her friend a brilliant talent. and sir elton john posting on instagram, i am in deep shock. i have lost a beloved friend. kindest, most generous soul and a brilliant artist. >> indeed. he passed away in his sleep. the pop star being remembered as a wildly successful artist with more than 30 years in the spotlight, and t.j. holmes is here now with the very latest on this story. good morning, t.j. >> good morning, paula.
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you mentioned that publicist statement. headline, george michael had not been ill. yet on christmas day, fans around the world get the news that at 53, he had passed away. this man was a force in music. the likes of which we may never see again. not just because of the 100 million albums sold. not just because he was able to blend r&b, soul, pop and rock. but also, he pushed boundaries when it came to sexuality, and being a musician. and what it meant to be a pop star. ♪ jitterbug >> reporter: no matter who you are or where you grew up, that sound of george michael is unmistakable. ♪ wake me up before you go go ♪ because i'm not planning on going solo ♪ >> reporter: as one-half of the '80s pop sensation, wham!
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michael woke up a new generation of music lovers. >> what do you listen to at home? >> i listen to pop, american and english. but basically anything you can dance to. >> reporter: the pop superstar died of heart failure sunday at the age of 53. his publicist tells abc news, michael passed away peacefully at home over the christmas period. ♪ baby, i'm your man >> reporter: his career ran the musical gammon from upbeat dance hits to down-tempo soulful ballads. ♪ i'm never going to dance again ♪ ♪ last christmas i gave you my heart ♪ >> reporter: and that iconic voice was also behind this holiday classic. ♪ i'll give it to someone special ♪ >> reporter: but the chart-topper. ♪ i guess it would be nice if i could touch your body ♪ left an even deeper musical imprint with his breakout in the '90s with his breakout hit,
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which gave us all a little faith. ♪ because i got to have faith >> reporter: but those years were marked with public victories and struggles. ♪ freedom >> reporter: michael made strides after coming out as gay in the '90s, lending his powerful voice in the fight against aids. but he also battled his own demons. with arrests for lewd behavior and drug possession. in 2011, a battle with pneumonia nearly cost him his life. but as for his career, the numbers speak for themselves. over 100 million records sold in a career that spanned three decades with one constant -- he was a heartthrob. >> women seem to ignore the fact that i'm gay. i think women really get the feeling that i understand them and i write from the heart. >> reporter: this morning, millions of friends, fans and collaborators are paying tribute to the icon. ♪ like the queen of soul herself, aretha franklin, whose duet with michael won them a grammy. >> he was on the money. he made such a tremendous
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contribution musically. it's a huge loss. >> you give people music for years and years when you write. you tie yourself to big events in their lives. you tie yourself to their childhood, and their dproeinggr and it's a real privilege. ♪ i will be the one that loves you till the end of time ♪ >> of course, as you can imagine, countless tributes have been coming in. of course, social media, we get them instantly. madonna, just one of many that put one out. we'll put hers up. but she made reference to her friend here, george michael. but also at the end of her message -- we don't have her tweet for you, but at the end, she made reference to 2016. go away. we have seen -- we get celebrity deaths every year, but huge, iconic historical figures here. david bowie, and muhammad ali. all these figures here in 2016, another legend, an icon gone.
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>> i was just watching your story, just a lot of nostalgia for me. he was so aware of how his work did play such a huge role in people's lives. >> and he was one who was interesting. he could blend. he had r&b hits, folks, he was pop star, rock star, he was a true talent in that way. and again, he pushed those boundaries. it wasn't just the music. it wasn't just the albums sold. he talked about sexuality, it was huge what he was doing. today, it's not a big deal, but at the time, it was huge what he was doing. >> he did important narratives and started those important conversations. see you in a little bit. "people" magazine executive editor kate coyne, and our medical contributor, dr. jen ashton are joining us. ladies, thank you for joining us. jen, let's start with you. george michael's manager is saying he died of heart failure. police are ruling out anything suspicious. how do we decipher this? what does this mean? >> there are some big medical clues here. some things aren't really adding up. on a death certificate, doctors will often put cardiac arrest as
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the final event because that is the last event before someone dies, but to say heart failure has a very specific meaning in the medical world, and that would not be as they are saying, unexplained, and it really wouldn't be the cause for doing an autopsy because people with heart failure, when they do die, typically have shortness of breath, fluid buildup in the lungs and people rarely will die out of the blue suddenly of heart failure. i think this is an example of a long-term, just the heart stopped, being thrown out there by his manager. but medically, there's a different meaning. it would be more appropriate at this time, to say sudden cardiac death. but again, the reason they are saying it's unexplained and doing an autopsy is because i don't think they know. >> kate, you covered george michael for years. how would you describe his
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impact on pop culture? >> i think it really cannot be understated. tremendous, tremendous impact. i mean, you know, you talk about 2016 and the losses. prince is obviously another huge one that comes to mind. unlike prince, george michael wasn't somebody that played around with gender roles. he was -- he was a heartthrob during the peak of his success, a heterosexual heartthrob. he then had to transform his career when he was essentially outed, and had to remake what he meant to people, and did so flawlessly. i mean, he was -- the number of songs, which bear in mind, did not have a hit factory behind them. he wrote these songs himself. he was a composer, and a true musician and just a tremendous talent. >> it was once written about him that his music was often confessional in tone. he said that he got into music to start, because i wanted to be loved. he was loved and he is loved. kate, jen, thank you for joining us. we'll see you a little bit later. much more on this topic as the show continues. but we do- on now to the
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severe weather creating a travel mess for millions of people across the country. a christmas blizzard bringing icy, dangerous roads for many families heading home after the holiday weekend. it's also creating delays at the airports, and abc's linzie janis is at new york's laguardia. hey, linzie. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, dan. more than 100 million americans were expected to hitting the road or flying this holiday season. and for parts of the country what has been a white christmas, travel is slow and dangerous. overnight, near whiteout conditions across the northern plains. residents digging out from under a christmas blizzard packing heavy snow and winds. in grand forks, north dakota, freezing temperatures and an ice storm leading to dozens of crashes and spinouts. closing major highways across the state for hours. high winds also wreaking havoc. this semi toppled by a powerful gust in grand island, nebraska. several trailers at this car
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dealership knocked over, too. >> looks like it might have been a twister or tornado. >> reporter: this building flattened by strong winds. in flagstaff, arizona, heavy snow stranding trucks and cars on the roads for hours. leaving many to wait out the treacherous conditions on christmas day. >> yeah, no, i don't know. i'm just waiting. all i can do, right. >> reporter: thousands of air travelers also forced to wait. the wicked weather causing over 1,100 flight delays sunday, and more than 300 flights canceled. the rapid city and bismarck airports canceling more than half of their flights. and add to that, more than 200 flight delays this morning. paula, always a good idea to check on your flight before you head to the airport. >> good advice, linzie. thank you. we want to send things to rob with an update on those dangerous conditions. good morning, rob. >> good morning, paula and dan. this is a powerful storm, guys. and it has explosive development. look at this. throwing itself up into canada. blizzard conditions right now,
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wind chills well below zero and visibility is down to zero as well. until noon, we have those kind of conditions. and we have warm air also that's kind of pumping up on the south side of this. a rare kansas tornado for the month of december, and this front goes down into dixie valley. so little rock, nashville, louisville. you might see some strong storms later on this. before the warm air gets up into the northeast, some icing conditions. parts of pennsylvania and upstate new york to start. we get into rain, and much warmer tomorrow. but the travel conditions today, across the southwest much better. the northwest though, another new storm coming in. we'll talk about that coming up. >> just doesn't stop, rob. thank you. we turn now to the latest in the trump transition with the inauguration just 3 1/2 weeks away, and the president-elect announcing over the weekend that he'll be closing down his charitable foundation which is under investigation right now. abc's mary bruce is tracking it all. mary, good morning. >> reporter: kbogood morning, d. they're already busy here
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getting ready for the inaugurati inauguration. just outside the gates on pennsylvania avenue, they're building the stands for the parade. just 25 days to go until donald trump is president. and this morning, his team is scrambling to clean up any potential controversies. attending church in palm beach, florida, on christmas eve president-elect donald trump was given a standing ovation, and he wished everyone a merry christmas on twitter, of course. trump spending the holiday with family, but also racing to get ahead of their potential conflicts. over the weekend, announcing plans to dissolve his family foundation. saying, to avoid even the appearance of any conflict with my role as president, i have decided to continue to pursue my strong interest in philanthropy in other ways. trump insists that 100% of the money goes to charity, but the organization is still being investigated by the new york attorney general's office, which says, the trump foundation cannot legally dissolve until that investigation is complete. and while his inauguration is still a few weeks away, trump is already wading into foreign policy, and butting heads with the current obama
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administration. making it clear he is not pleased with the white house's recent decision to allow the u.n. to pass a resolution to condemn israel. saying, too bad. we'll get it done anyway. the obama administration pushing back. >> after january 20th, he will be responsible for the conduct of american policy. until january 20th, president obama is. that's how it works. one president at a time. >> reporter: and donald trump is still raising serious questions after he seemed to welcome a nuclear arms race. reportedly saying the u.s. will outlast and outmatch any nuclear adversary. dan. >> mary, there has been a surprise on the staffing front. can you tell us about that? >> reporter: his team is being shaken up. last week, he announced jason miller will be his communications director, now miller says he is not going to be joining the team after all. instead, miller says his family needs to be his top priority. dan. >> mary, thank you. let's bring in matthew dowd
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who's in his hometown of austin, texas, this morning. matt, good morning to you. happy boxing day. >> happy boxing day. good morning. >> so trump, as mary reported, is shutting down his foundation, but how much does that help with the overall conflict of interest issue given that he still has his company? >> i think donald trump and many of his staff understand the thing that would most likely anchor donald trump with problems is all of the conflicts related to his business and the foundation. he's figured that out. he has made the announcement to preempt that. but the problem is as mary and you said, he's still under investigation for problems within the foundation before that. it's like tom brady announcing he's no longer going to inflate footballs, but still has to deal with previous games where it happened. >> let's see how folks in boston respond to that. >> i'm a detroit lions fans. they have to deal with it. >> you have made that very clear. so donald trump's favorability rating at this point is low compared to where his
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predecessors have been as they approached the inaugurations. how much do these numbers matter? >> well, donald trump as we all know, lost the popular vote on election day by almost 3 million votes. part of his problem has been a majority of the country has never supported him. every single new president has taken office in the last 60 years has gone into the inaugural with a popularity rating above 50%. meaning majority of the country was supporting them going in. donald trump right now is at 42%. 17 points lower than george w. bush was and more than 20 points lower than barack obama was. it's problematic in governance and in bringing the country together. what we have seen since election day, is donald trump has made great appeals to his base, and great appeals to the voters that supported him, but he has made few appeals to people who supported hillary clinton or a third party. that's a problem as he takes office. >> 3 1/2 weeks until inauguration. matthew dowd, thank you very much. paula, over to you. >> you're okay with the deflate comment as a bostonian. >> i'll forgive him. bay the way, if you have any
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shopping left to do, listen up, dan. santa was very busy. santa delivered more than 7 billion presents on christmas eve. if you are still in shopping mode, and not exhausted, well, becky worley has the best post-christmas bargains. becky, good morning to you. if that is if any of us have energy to shop. it is a good day, right? >> reporter: it is, paula. let me tell you, retailers estimating holiday sales grew overall by about 3% to 4%. but heers the important thing for shoppers to know. we're talking about online sales growing twice as much. so the inventory online may be lean, bus in the malls, the brick and mortar retailers, they're itchy to get rid of products. that means sales. let's start with the blanketed retailers. limited, 50%. express, 50%. the gap, 40% off. loft, lucky, and even online, you will see sales. shutterfly, 50% off. now i think that the in-store
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inventory is going to be really compelling, more so than online. you will see more sales items that store managers have the discretion to discount. this is really about hunting for deals. >> hunting for deals, so today, if you want to brave those brick and mortar stores, becky, you say today is the day to do it. i don't know if i'm that brave. >> that is right. yes. i mean, trust me. i know many of us are shopped out. but if you are going to go, there are sales to be had. >> i'm tired. becky, stand by. we'll see you later in the 8:00 hour. we have more deals coming up in the next. but let's go back to rob. >> southern california, check it out, snow on the grapevine. we have another new storm system that's coming into the pacific northwest. winter storm warnings posted for another foot or two. above 3,000 feet. this is great snow for the ski resorts, but again, i-5 will be treacherous. time now for your select cities brought to you by macy's.
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good monday morning. i'm lisa argen waking up to breezy conditions on the coast. but pockets of subfreezing temperatures as well. so as you get going this morning, it's another cold one. sunny and cool today. but milder air returns by the middle of the week. so if you're traveling, no problems except the gusty winds in southern california. more high clouds there. locally 54 in oakland. and the look ahead, we're >> thanks to rob. coming up on "gma," the actress, carrie fisher, star of "star wars," in the hospital
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after a cardiac incident on an international flight. her "star wars" co-stars reacting to the news. and the latest from her mom, debbie reynolds coming up. also talking about some bad breaks, three nfl stars suffering serious injuries on the field. they're out for the season. can the league do more to protect its players? we'll have much more on that coming up on this monday good morning on "gma." this monday morning on "gma." full of a happiness found in living the life i want. full of the energy that comes with good health. full of the great foods i love. and at weight watchers, i don't have to choose between weight loss and living well. i live well, while losing weight. it is easier than it's ever been, and not one day have i felt deprived. most important, it works! join for free now and lose 10 pounds on us.
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good morning. i'm natasha zouves from abc 7 mornings. developing local news, a memorial to the victims of a suspected dui crash in san jose is growing. a woman and a teenager lost their lives. just after midnight yesterday officers were called to capital expressway and snell avenue. they found a chevy malibu and a lexus involved in a crash. a 25-year-old woman behind the wheel of the malibu is believed to be under the influence. she died after crossing the center median and crashing with the other car. a 14-year-old boy in the lexus died. mourners tied flowers to a poll near the crash. to alexis smith with a check of your traffic. >> good morning. and there are just not many folks out and moving so far this
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morning. looking at southbound 680 through the walnut creek stretch, so extremely light volumes and that is how the entire bay area looks. i do want to quickly talk about mass transit. a.c. transit on a sunday schedule and capital corridor on a weekend holiday schedule but the san francisco ferry is up and running
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good morning, it is monday. this is sfo and no delays. nice and clear here and chilly on the peninsula. do you have some breezy winds in spots around the bay, especially at the coast. half moon bay up to 30 miles per hour. it is 45 there. 40 in oakland. 36 in gilroy san jose still at 35. and from our east bay hills camera, look at the 20s. novato, santa rosa, freezing in fairfield, livermore 31. so today low to mid-50s and
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♪ ♪ freedom welcome back to "gma" on a monday morning. that's "freedom". one of george michael's most famous songs. the pop singer found dead in his london home on christmas. his manager said it was due to heart failure. much more on george michael coming up. >> he certainly was a brilliant artist. also right now, a travel nightmare, just as millions of people are trying to get home after christmas. blizzard conditions and ice storms are bringing air and road traffic to a standstill. so stay safe, everyone, if you're indeed traveling. and in politics, president-elect donald trump announcing over the weekend that he will close his charitable foundation to avoid any possible of conflict of
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interests. but it is being said that he cannot do that until the investigation into his foundation has been completed, and it has not been completed. and you may notice that the suave t.j. holmes is back on the set this morning. paula requested that. >> yeah, for once you follow through with one of my requests. >> we're so proud of you. >> thank you, guys. >> look at what you have become. well, guys, we have got some good pictures for you. you can't beat this, the little prince and princess. the members of the royal family. at church for the holiday. more of these pictures. someone who's not pictured is queen elizabeth. she missed the traditional event. we'll explain why. raising some concerns. hopefully, she'll be okay. she's dealing with a bad cold. >> first time she's missed it in 30 years. goent do don't go away. ever. we do begin on this monday morning with that hollywood medical emergency, carrie fisher
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spending christmas in the hospital suffering cardiac arrest. that was on a flight to london. abc's eva pilgrim with more. good morning, eva. >> reporter: good morning. she was the origin people's princess, hollywood royalty. she had been busy in london. those around her awaiting that their princess will be okay. this morning, iconic actress, carrie fisher, in the hospital sounded by family after an in-flight medical emergency. fisher's famous mother debbie reynolds at her bedside, tweeting this update, carrie is in stable condition. if there is a change, we will share it. for all her fans and friends, i thank you for your prayers and good wishes. >> we have an unresponsive passenger. >> reporter: the 60-year-old reportedly stopped breathing friday on a flight from london to l.a. her fellow passengers quickly jumping into action to help her.
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>> we have some passengers, nurses assisting the passenger. >> reporter: the l.a. fire department rushing to the tarmac finding fisher in cardiac arrest. the medical team providing advanced life support on the way to the hospital. fisher, taken to intensive care, where where her daughter, seen in this tmz video, arrived later that evening. fisher's brother telling abc news, she's obviously a very tough girl who's survived many things. i encourage everyone to pray for her support from fans and fellow celebrities pouring in including her "star wars" co-star, mark hamill, sharing this meme, dear santa, all i want for christmas is for the force to be strong with carrie. >> i love you. >> i know. >> reporter: harrison ford releasing this statement, our thoughts are with carrie, her family and friends. george lucas sharing with abc, sending love, our hearts and prayers are with her. so many messages of hope coming in. everyone in the family holding onto hope that she will recover. >> as are we. thank you, eva.
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by appreciate it. now to a "gma investigates" on toddler germs. we put bath toys and sippy cups to the tape and abc's mara schiavocampo is here with more. hey, mara. good morning to you. >> reporter: dan, good morning. we got samples from all over the country and found everything from bacteria to mold, even when parents were diligent about cleaning. what can you do to keep your child's bath toys and sippy cups clean? bath toys and sippy cups. some of toddlers' favorite things. with near-constant composure to a wet environment, just how clean are they? >> this is a constant worry to me. >> reporter: we decided to find out. "gma investigates" testing more than 50 items. parents from across the country sending in sam pals. from pennsylvania to chicago. >> bye, santa. >> reporter: to southern california. >> can't wait to find out the results.
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or maybe we can if they are gross. >> reporter: dr. susan of new york presbyterian columbia hospital. >> 100% of the bath toys and sippy cups grew bacteria. >> the health risk is probably minimal. >> hi, laura. >> it's gross to think about. >> reporter: good to see you. one of the things that we tested was the son's sippy cups. you said you would be surprised if we found anything. right? because you clean them very well. >> i would be surprised. >> reporter: get ready to be surprised. we found fecal bacteria. >> you're kidding. how is that possible? >> reporter: for bath toys we tested ones made of rubber and foam. also plastic. the rubber toys were the dirtiest. two tested positive for mold fo
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mold. including this frog. check out the insides. they're completely black. >> to ingest that it's unpredictable. >> remember your frog toy? this is all mold and then there's my favorite. the santa claus. this is what was inside santa. it looks like hair was growing in there. >> it looked like algae of some sort. >> reporter: what should parents do? our expert says, clean bath toys with disinning if he can about wipes and sippy cups make sure they can be completely disassembled. clean them in the dishwasher on high heat. the manufacturers also say, let cups and toys dry completely. now the bacteria we found only poses a minimal health risk with a child with healthy immune system. our experts say these are germs that are found in people's everyday environments. >> now you want to tell us that. >> everybody on this table we should say has little children around the house.
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>> yes. >> i felt so badly for that mom, when she said, we found fecal matter in your toy. >> to be honest, what child toy doesn't have a little fecal matter in it. >> family television, ladies and gentlemen. family television. >> when in doubt, disinfectant it or throw it in boiling water. not the child. but the actual toy. >> the best part was watching your faces as it was air. just the horror. >> the horror. >> thank you, mara. thank you for grossing us out for the rest of the day. coming up on our big board, driving under the influence of coffee. a guy from california facing a dui charges, for real, after testing positive for caffeine, did he actually break the law? >> this is not for real. plus a brutal day for our football. three nfl stars suffering broken legs on the field. is the nfl doing enough to protect its players? we're back in two minutes. n two minutes. ♪ ♪
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welcome back, everyone. it is time now for our big board. we should call it the biggest board because it is really big. breaking down this morning's top stories. first up, we all know that drinking and driving is illegal. but what about drinking coffee and driving? this is not fake news, everybody. a california man is fighting a dui charge after a blood test allegedly revealed he was driving with caffeine in his system. caffeine, and nothing else, mind you. legal analyst, areva martin joins us. and areva, incomprehensible. i have never heard of anything like this. the only present in his system was caffeine. >> this is such an unusual case you have this driver on a freeway and this officer saying he was allegedly swerving in and out of trarveg. he gets arrested. he is charged. there's a breathalyzer that's
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negative. he has two toxicology tests, both that are negative for alcohol and any controlled substance. yet he's arrested and he's charged. he faced a pretty substantial bail and now he has to face trial for these charges. and the only thing found in one of these tests is caffeine was in his system. so this is going to be a really difficult case for a district attorney to prosecute because the vehicular code doesn't include caffeine as a controlled substance. >> i wanted to pick up on that. we don't need to weorry about driving with coffee? because paula would be a repeat offender. >> i would be in jail. >> yes. >> which he might enjoy. >> we don't have to worry about this. >> no, i don't think anyone has to worry about having their fifth, sixth or even tenth cup of coffee. coffee is not a controlled substance. i don't see how the prosecutor is going to prove this case.
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all the evidence suggests that no crime was committed. now there may be some charges that can move forward to reckless driving. but there is no case for driving under the influence of caffeine. i think this case will go away. i don't think the district attorney or the law enforcement agencies want to spend a lot of our taxpayers' dollars on this case. >> stephen a. smith, you're a man of opinions. i don't know if anyone has accused you of this. what do you think about this case? >> well, i'm very nervous and i have reason to be concerned. i might end up getting arrested for crying out loud. as much as i visit starbucks to get my vanilla latte, a guy that puts in over 1,000 miles a week on the road. i'm thinking about the discretion of the prosecutor, and the discretion of police officers. why can't there be discretion on the part of the judge? there's nothing finite. it's something that's very, very
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scary to be quite honest. there's no reason why this should be a case, but since it is, i'm nervous. i'm sorry. there's nothing that's guaranteed, and i drink an awful lot of caffeine. i'm very concerned. >> i would never peg you as a vanilla latte kind of guy. >> i'm a versatile man. let's test that versatility. we want to talk about sports. stephen, a brutal day for injuries in the nfl on saturday. three of the league's brightest stars, derek carr, marcus mariota, and tyler lockett all broke their legs on the field. out for the season. have you seen anything like this? >> i have not. i have not. marcus mariota is a young stud in two years, he's been very impressive. tyler lockett, he's obviously someone that the seattle seahawks need on offense. losing him is a devastating loss. but nothing is more devastating than derek carr, you're talking about an oakland raiders
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franchise that hasn't been to the playoffs since 2002 when they went to the super bowl, but they haven't registered a winning record since 2002, until this season when derek carr, a young stud and mvp candidate guides them to a 12-3 record, and he goes down. legitimate super bowl contenders. it's an absolutely devastating loss, and i can't recall this happening on the same day in the nfl. i might be wrong, but i sincerely doubt it. it's shocking that this happened, but it comes with the game. >> as you mentioned, two of those players are heading to the playoffs. there's a certain risk when you play in the nfl, the question, should the league be doing more to protect its players? we know they have done a lot in terms of concussion prevention, but with these type of injuries, isn't the onus on the teams and coaches of the nfl? >> it's a violent sport, these are freak injuries. something comes along with the
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game. they were getting tackled. they got tangled up and broke their right fibula and that's what happens. it comes with the territory. no illegal hits involved. nothing excessive. it was nothing that didn't involve the rules of the game. there's nothing the nfl can do about something like this other than to change it to flag football, and that ain't happening. >> you're a vanilla spice latte and areva, what are you? >> i love chai tea latte. that's my drink of choice. >> okay. >> i feel like we're getting a window into both of your souls. thank you for your time this morning. can coming up in just two minutes here, the adorable new pictures of prince george and princess charlotte in christmas with will and kate. your chance to save big in the new year. becky worley has been tracking them off. al. l. all.
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parents, but there was one notable absence, and abc's terry moran has the story for us. >> reporter: there they are, the royal family at church service. but this time, minus their leader, the queen. she's got what the palace is calling a heavy cold, and she decided to stay indoors, though officials say she did join the family dinner. >> she had gone to church. she was felt duty bound coming out of the church to meet the well-wishers. i think they wanted to make sure she wasn't hanging around in the cold for too long. >> reporter: at 90 years old, elizabeth has slowed down a bit but she's still the epitome of duty. she almost never misses a scheduled appearance. the queen and the prince phillip had postponed their visit. they instead took the royal hold copter 24 hours later. prince phillip missed christmas back in 2011 after having a stent inserted.
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prince william and kate skipped christmas at sandringham this year, and instead, went to bucklebury with her parents. think went candy canes in hand. >> i think william and kate they wanted the middletons, they're grand parents too. to be with george and charlotte, and that's what they did. >> the third and fourth in line to the throne, they joined their mom and dad to be with the newly engaged pippa middleton, kate's sister, with her fiance. they did it for a more lowkey formal christmas with the middleto middletons. the family will come all together. such a rare thing. amazing to think, for queen elizabeth to miss any engagement. she is really an iron lady, and on the men. that's what we hear. >> great to hear that. thank you. those pictures of those kids. i can't get enough of them. they are always perfectly dressed.
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i'm always expecting george to be wearing an ascot or something. did you see the pictures of when president obama visited him >> i >> i just want to pinch his cheeks. they have the most pinchable cheeks. >> they do. much more coming up on "gma." we'll be talking about the surprise death of the pop superstar, george michael, found dead in his home in london. tributes pouring in overnight from around the world. they have, and we have a live performance from viral sensation and duo, they'll be sharing a matsh-up of this years biggest hits. ♪ ♪
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good morning, happy holidays. i'm natasha zouves from abc 7 mornings. meteorologist lisa argen is in for mike. let's head over to her for the forecast. >> good morning, talking about sub freezing temperatures in livermore. it is milder by the water. breezy winds at the coast and upper elevations but today a lot of sunshine. low to mid-50s. it is still breezy but look at what happens throughout the middle of the week. we are warming up. and alexis, you are probably counting the cars. >> there are a few folks out maybe taking advantage of the sales. not many heading to work. check out the bay bridge toll plaza, almost empty and no metering lights. and highway 4 to the maze just 17 minutes and eight across the bay bridge and if you are heading to the airport that is in the green at nine minutes. >> we like the green. thank you alexis. we'll have another update in 30
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♪ last christmas i gave you my heart ♪ good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. pop superstar george michael passing away on christmas day. the tributes pouring in this morning. the beloved heartthrob touching so many lives but questions remain over his last christmas. christmas blizzard. a foot of snow blanketing highways in the plains. as the storm heads east. a warning about dangerous roads on a big holiday travel day. ♪ rushed to return. how to get the best bang for your buck, on those gift exchanges and more. plus, your insider's guide to the megasales happening right now.
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and dishing it up with the jonas brothers. joe, nick and kevin, taking us inside their brand-new family restaurant. your sneak peek right here with the mash-up as we say -- ♪ good morning, america [ cheers and applause ] i want them to sing "good morning america" every single day. >> i like that. >> great idea for an alarm. >> by the way, adrianne bankert you're going to be doing "pop news." great to have you. >> honored to be here. >> it's also great to have such a wonderful audience here in times square. [ cheers and applause ] >> boxing day audience right here. >> they had a choice to recover from their holiday hangover, too much food, too much whatever with the family and friends, they chose to be here with us. we want to say thank you. >> and -- and we want to say
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that we question your judgment. >> only dan does. only the skeptic over here. this morning, we're also celebrating the life of george michael, the powerful voice behind so many classics "freedom," "faith." and "last christmas." he passed away at 53. much more on his life and legacy coming up. the holidays are still going strong, new year's coming up. dealing with all this can be fun but also stressful. we have some simple solutions to help you stay sane. i was jumping up and down with some kids. we'll explain coming up in just a little bit. >> whatever works. >> a new twist on your meditation? >> i pulled a hamstring so it increased my stress a little bit. let's turn to t.j. holmes with the morning rundown. good morning, guys. we have to begin with the death of george michael, his manager said the pop icon died of heart failure at his home in london.
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his publicist said he had not been ill. he just 53 years old. madonna said, another great artist has left us. we'll have much more on george michael's career. coming your way in just a few moments. extreme weather now, delaying holiday travel on this day after christmas. blizzard conditions hit the dakotas. where up to a foot of snow fell. winds flipped over trailers and damaged homes in nebraska. kansas even saw a tornado. and as this storm moves east millions of travelers could be affected. abc's linzie janis is at laguardia. >> reporter: many of travelers heading back home today and this week, you have those treacherous road conditions across parts of the plains and the upper midwest and at the airports. almost 1200 flight delays on sunday. more than 300 flights cancelled sunday, add to that today, about
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200 flight delays and cancellations, we're here at laguardia where things are moving along well. but it's still early. t.j. >> all right, linzie, thank you so much. russian transportation minister says pilot error or a technical problem is likely to blame for the crash of a military jet in the black sea. that killed 92 people. he say there is are no signs of terrorism. the plane crashed in clear weather while flying to syria. new tensions this morning between israel and the white house following an u.n. vote that condemned israel settlements in the west bank. in a rare move, israeli prime minister benjamin summoned the u.s. ambassador in protest. netanyahu accuses president obama of personally orchestrating the passage of a security council resolution friday and has called it a shameful ambush. back here, a state of emergency has been declared near detroit, because of a huge sinkhole
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forcing the evacuations of 22 homes. police here in new york city are trying to track down thieves behind a brazen fur heist. this happened on new york's famed madison avenue. they broke the door of dennis basso's store on christmas eve and they got away with millions of dollars in fur coats. they took the most expensive one. and on another note here, a giant seal went on a giant adventure that had police scrambling. the big guy strolled the streets, i do mean a big guy, strolled the streets of a suburban town in tasmania. he weighs about 450 pounds. he dented the car, smashed the windshield. he has become a real seal-brity. i really hope amy robach was watching because i did that all for her. >> amazing pictures.
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thank you, t.j. let's get "pop news" now. adrienne bankert in this morning. it's "pop news." the most wonderful time of year. oprah winfrey, getting into the christmas spirit, sledding with partner stedman and best friend gayle king. and then warming up by the fire. i think it's the year of onesie. >> did you get a onesie? >> i think i'm too tall for a onesie. i think you have to have a height requirement for the onesie. >> high-water onesie is cute. >> i'm too tall for anything, words i hope i can utter some day. last year, we got -- my wife and i did get matching onesis. she'll kill me for saying that on national television. >> can we show a picture? >> we'll never show a picture.
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>> that's romantic. >> we're very jealous. that you can fit into a onesie. arnold schwarzenegger also celebrating by working out. he had a festive beanie. he wished everybody a holiday season so fantastic it pumps you up. >> yes. >> that's my weak arnold schwarzenegger interpretation. "dancing with the stars's" julianne hough posting a throwback picture. on santa knee's and brother derek. she's coming back for another season of "dancing with the stars." >> great. >> they're one powerful brother/sister act. >> yeah, yeah. it's a good thing. it's a good thing to celebrate. definitely, a time for giving. kate hudson treating her 6 million instagram followers to a soulful rendition of a christmas
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classic. ♪ have yourself a merry little christmas ♪ ♪ make the yuletide gay >> that's kate hudson. who knew she could sing like that. she's amazing. onesies for all. again, it's the years of the onesies. very, very cute. >> all clearly very short. >> again, it's okay, dan. >> it's a blessing. it's a blessing. finally, pop stars to star wars, the force is still strong for "rogue one," the film dominating the box office over the holiday weekend and taking in a $15 million christmas weekend alone. an oregon man dozed off, he ended up being inside the theater all by himself at 1:00 a.m. on christmas eve and he triggered the alarm. because they didn't know he was in there. so, yeah.
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>> they have those reclining seats and it's easy to fall asleep. >> it has nothing to do with "rogue one". it has to do with the comfy seats. >> time to relax. >> "rogue one" and holiday coma. it's a nice thing. enjoy. enjoy. the seats and the food and i think we're all full. i ate so many sweets. >> it doesn't show. you would look great in a onesie. thank you, adrienne, appreciate it. coming up here -- much more on george michael's tragic passing. tributes pouring in from around the world. many millions remembering the powerful voice behind so many hits. plus, the best-christmas deals. why you shouldn't wait to return those unwanted gifts. we'll be right back. ♪
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♪ we're back now with much more on the passing of george michael. the singer was only 53 years old and he was found dead in his home in england over the holiday. >> dying at such a young age after so many battles. ♪ wake me up before you go go >> reporter: from his start as one half of wham! ♪ >> reporter: to his breakthrough as a solo superstar, george michael reached the pinnacle of the music industry. ♪ i wait for something more >> reporter: but as his popularity soared throughout his decades-long career so did his personal struggles. in 2008 michael opening to abc news about his years-long battle with depression. >> it was like depression and shock that just went on for years. it was a very eventful and bizarre -- bizarrely dark period for me that i actually thought was going to go on forever.
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>> reporter: while another battle with drugs would lead to several arrests. in the late 20 on 0s. and a month-long jail stint which michael said helped him shake his demons. telling "people" magazine in 2014, i realized it had to be something to do with me. it shook me out of my denial. in recent years the pop icon hospitalized in 2011 with a near-fatal case of pneumonia. >> i spent the last ten days since i woke up literally thanking people for saving my life which is something i never had to do before. never want to have to do again. >> reporter: the superstar keeping faith throughout. ♪ i gotta have faith let's bring in dr. jen ashton and "people's" kate coyne. dr. ashton, what will they be
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looking for when they perform the autopsy. >> they're saying the cause of death is unexplained. they're attributing it to heart failure. meaning the heart just stopped. in an autopsy, organ system by organ system. they'll do a toxicology. but really the big push today is to do something a molecular autopsy. they'll take tissue samples and do genetic analysis and to see if he had an hereditary gene. >> and that's a molecular autopsy. you covered george michael for years. late '90s when he was outed, how tough of a time was that for him? >> it was unprecedented. a lot of gay entertainment figures. for george michael, at the peak of his career he was a
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heartthrob as a heterosexual, "i want your sex." screaming teenage girls, i was one of them. i was absolutely one of them. to then, have it shown to the world, that, you know, it had been rumored, yes, but to have publicly confirm that, yes, he was a gay man, he had to face the idea that it somehow negates the songs that he had written that had been perceived written about a woman. ultimately he did grapple with it. it was an issue. it had an impact on his career. he never reached the same height that he did with faith. yet, by the same token he was unfailingly brave and courageous in the face of that incident. he was very clear that his songs were always written from the heart. as one of those screaming teenage girls, i can tell you it didn't change anything for me because those songs -- those songs weren't written for a man or a woman. they were written for me. they were amazing. >> exactly. >> you talked about writing,
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singers today have songwriters. he wrote all of his material? >> he wrote all of his material. i think his contribution as a composure he was a tremendous songwriter, every song was written by george michael. all of his solo work written by george michael. he was really an incredible talent. >> lot of people don't know this, before she got her medical degree, dr. ashton was one of those screaming girls. >> yes, i was. >> thank you, both, really appreciate your expertise this morning. and coming up on the show -- the biggest sales to look for on this day after christmas and why you shouldn't wait too long to return those unwanted gifts. you shouldn't wait long to return easy those unwanted gift. sam, i gotta go... is this my car? what? this is ridiculous! this can't be happening! this can't be happening! oh, it's happening sweetheart.
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welcome back to "good morning america." i'm here with my friends from west virginia. appropriately dressed in white. everybody kind of wanting a white christmas, didn't have one here in new york. idaho, check it out, ski santas. tamarack resort. if you showed up dressed up as santa you got a free ski ticket.
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good monday morning. i'm lisa argen waking up to breezy conditions on the coast. but pockets of subfreezing temperatures as well. so as you get going this morning, it's another cold one. sunny and cool today. but milder air returns by the middle of the week. so if you're traveling, no problems except the gusty winds in southern california. more high clouds there. locally 54 in oakland. and the look ahead, we're lo now to our holiday shopping 911. lot of gifts were unwrapped this weekend. and if you're planning on returning some of them, becky worley is back with why you shouldn't sleep on those returns. good morning once again. we got some clothes and some video games here. do they put these here you want to say these are the things that
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should be returned most hastily? >> clothes don't fit, especially shoes and video games, maybe you already played the one you received. so, most important return tip, do it soon because you get the full value of the item. you know this, without the receipt, the value goes down. if you bought online, it's not a sure thing to take it back to the physical store. check out return policies. also, many stores mandate that you have an i.d. with you when you return an item. bring sure to bring your driver's license or some form of i.d. when you return. and what about drones. one here in the studio. i'm told if i lean in too fast i might get an unwanted hair cut. >> here's a thing about returning drones, the return window is incredibly short, often, why, pause they can break so fast. target gives you two weeks to bring it back. walmart, 15 days and toys r us
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gives you a month. >> lot of people get gift cards, which are kind of a no-brainer, not always a no-brainer. >> right, what if you get a gift card for a store you never go to, they're not returnable. you can regift them or sell them for a portion of the value. there are sites like they take a percentage of the value but it's better than nothing. >> let's talk, this is a huge shopping day for people who still have the stamina. what are the sales you're looking at today? >> you know that clothes are big today. big blanket discounts at many of the big chains. gap, 40%. loft, 50 .. even shutterfly, some of the online sites. but today's a day for deal hunting in stores. cut those items that didn't sell. really, today is the day to be out there with the looking glasses and find that item that
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you wanted. >> you've got a special tip on what people should be buying today? >> yeah, my sales guru, they say jewelry prices expected to go up in january and february, i want to usher in valentine's day immediately after christmas, but if you have a big purchase, maybe a ring, now is a decent time for savings. think about jewelry. >> okay, becky, thank you very much. we really appreciate it. i'll resist the urge to call you gift card granny from now on. coming up, the viral sensation us the duo are here with their unbelievable duo. their live performance of 2016's biggest hits straight ahead here on monday morning. ♪ ♪ ♪
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good morning, i'm jessica castro from abc 7 mornings. right now berkeley police are investigating a shooting that shattered this store front and hit a car yesterday. person inside of the car was hurt by shattered glass but no other injuries were reported. officers found a number of shell casings on the ground as well. also right now, we want to check our traffic out there. good morning, alexis. >> good morning. and not much has changed in the last half an hour. still very few folks out on the roads right now. here is a look at the snan mate bridge and most folks off from work and school today. no ace rail service today. b.a.r.t. limited service through january 2nd so make sure you check the schedules before you
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good morning, it is cool and breezy. look at how sunny it is. deceiving because you see the flag there and the winds are gusty at the coast. 45 in the city and half moon bay. winds up to 30 miles per hour. going to be about 60 here but look at the teams. chilly. another chilly day today but
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warmer air by mid-week. jessica. >> lisa, thank you. and we'll have another update in ab ♪b welcome back to "good morning america" live from times square. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] we have a great audience here this morning. i have to say a very enthusiastic audience. >> that's right. very enthusiastic. they've been given a lot of caffeine. christmas was just 24 hours ago. as everybody knows. many of us are still recovering. how was the holiday? [ cheers and applause ] >> we really do appreciate you being here with us this morning. we'll talk about our families reacted to christmas. my house, i have a 2-year-old. this is my son's really first christmas being awaken. he was so excited. he insisted on sleeping under the tree. i think we have a shot of that.
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we weren't sure if santa was going to come. because my son's attitude about his behavior is a little legalistic. dear santa, define naughty. in the end, though -- >> how do you define naughty? >> the other day he was standing over me when i was taking a nap and i had covers on me and he was kicking me and yelling, daddy, march. i disciplined him by getting up and marching. so, anyway, santa did come. we got some shots of my son opening gifts. >> he wasn't that naughty. >> no, he wasn't. we tried to institute a new holiday tradition, wear holiday sunglasses. >> how did that work out? >> no. he took them off after a nanosecond. you had 15 people. >> i have 15 people.
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my family members, we call it beautiful chaos. my whole family. >> that doesn't look chaotic. >> that's perfect. >> this is probably take 395. my family loves it, though, i don't know about you guys, when my family comes to visit i don't want them staying anywhere but with me. we call it beautiful chaos. this year, in the midst of all this, 15 people at the house, two of my kids get sick. one of them has to go to the e.r. and then the kicker in all this, the hot water and the heat went out. okay, murphy's law. the hvac guy came over and said it might take a couple of weeks. i don't have a couple of weeks. i have 15 people. it thought about sending them to your house for a hot shower. >> you can send them my way, no problem. >> we were boiling water. we had hot water. we had heaters set up in every room. >> you still don't water? >> it came back the next day. >> i love how you're still so cheerful about this. >> it's not the family part,
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it's the lack of hot water. >> it came back on. if you smell anything it's not me because i have taken a shower. >> all right. >> live shot of your house right now. >> we love the holidays. our holiday traditions going way back, my mom, i remember on christmas eve we always had to read the story of jesus, kind of morphed into having the grandkids act out the nativity and this year -- i had a video. we did nativity trivia. this is my mother's idea. she likes to maintain this perspective on christmas. we did nativity. you can see my dad passing out in the back. i caught him on camera. totally busted him because he fell asleep. watch this. >> what does christmas mean to you? >> me? it means i can get a couple of naps. >> slept through the whole thing. the whole thing. christmas in our household.
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>> he has to right to do that. >> the guy is almost 81. god love you, dad. >> absolutely. he deserves a nap. robert, what did you do for christmas? >> all eyes are on sabina. >> she's adorable. >> our tradition is just like every other day at the house. me in the kitchen cooking and my wife opening up a bottle of wine and sitting on the couch. my wife doesn't cook. here's my daughter. she kept telling me, something's a little off because she wanted to keep tasting. she's figured that process out. she's may little helper in the kitchen. she's always cooking with me. every single day after school she cooks with me. >> she's beautiful. >> and your daughter, you both have gorgeous daughters. your son is cute, too. your daughter has serious moves. >> she does have moves.
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our family is about food. italian food gets crazy. it's not exactly kid-friendly. we went with the cookies this year. last two years, that's my daughter doing her thing. we also do a thing with snoopy. you can buy these at any cvs. listen and watch. ♪ >>. >> she's got a onesie on. >> that's a onesie with a tutu. >> working off those cookies. >> equal time. we danced to some hanukkah songs, too. >> okay, we got to talk about our most favorite songs of 2016. can we go around the table? it's that time of year. >> i was trying to find a clean one. i'm a fan of dj khaled song with drake. many people might know. my brother's like, yeah, don't
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share that one, man. the hit of the summer. >> j.t. "can't stop the feeling." and when i saw "trolls." it just cemented that. >> ultra beam, "kanye." >> i'm going to go with rihanna and "work." because we all work too much, right. what if we could blend all of those into one? >> somebody can. >> somebody can and joining us right now us the duo. >> hey, guys, merry christmas. [ cheers and applause ] >> so, last year you guys did a mash-up you had 10 million views. you guys are back. husband/wife duo. beautiful voices i have to say. some of the favorite songs of 2016. you'll perform it for the first time ever exclusively on "gma." [ applause ] >> so, we want to hear the performance in just a minute.
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but real quick, how do you pick the songs, how do you assemble them, what's your secret? >> it's quite the process. we start by making a long list of our favorite songs. we spend about two weeks narrowing it down. how to get them all in three minutes. once she approves we go with it and put it online. >> smart man. >> yes, that's the marriage preservation attitude. >> can you play it for us? >> of course. >> awesome. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ once i was 7 years old mama told me go make yourself some friends or you'll be lonely ♪ ♪ i don't need dollar bills to have fun tonight ♪ ♪ i love cheap thrills
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♪ work work work work ♪ keep on hoping by the ocean ♪ ♪ wish we could turn back time ♪ to the good old days ♪ ♪ now we're stressed out ♪ treat her better i need one dance ♪ ♪ work work work work ♪ ♪
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yes, it's cold but not unbearable. we're celebrating our tenth annual warm coats, warm hearts drive, partnering with burlington and k.i.d.s. fashion delivers. the stars of "rogue one" stopped by to donate and you can, too. just bring your gently used coats to your local burlington store. you can just drop them off there. we need more. we have 87,159 coats.
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donated already. that is amazing. go to our website to learn more and learn how you can donate a good morning, it is monday and it is breezy in spots. the coast and the hills and also freezing in spots. upper 20s in the north bay. 40s closer to the water. low 50s today and it looks dry and milder by mid-week. >> all right, my family donated clothes, you should, too. dan, paula, back up to you. >> thank you, my man. the holidays are still in full swing as we gear up for the new year it's supposed to be a relaxing time. but the holidays can also be very stressful. we're dealing with party planning, family issues, financial worries and the indignities of traveling. check it out. ♪ it's the most wonderful time of the year ♪ >> reporter: they call it the most wonderful time of the year. but the holidays can also bring
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boatloads of stress. enter meditation. studies suggest that meditation can lower your blood pressure, boost your immune system and literally rewire your brain and you don't have to sit cross-legged for hours at a time. you can do it on the go. the co-founder of mindful meditation studio and the author of "the buddha walks into a bar." for some tips. problem area number one, overindulging the holiday season is when americans gain the most weight during the year, fatty food literally everywhere -- at parties, at home and at the office. here at "good morning america" headquarters we have something called the festivus table. >> i can't resist the siren call of the festivus table. >> it is stressful. >> check this out. a global ad tech company where they do some next-level snacking.
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>> everywhere. >> i love chocolate. >> you look at this and -- what does it feel like? >> stressed out for one. >> these things right here, an issue. >> right now. >> i'm like, i need them right now. >> reporter: he says the trick for preventing overconsumption is to hit the mental pause button. >> just hitting pause cuts through some of the speedy busyness of my mind. i don't have to act out on every impulse. >> reporter: it may sound corny but stopping and taking a few deep breaths can work. >> in through the nose and out through the mouth. are you ready? in. out. how do you feel? >> i feel better already. >> reporter: another tip, when you do decide to eat that cookie, slow down and actually taste the thing instead of blindly inhaling it. it may allow you to eat less.
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there's also travel -- >> we're stressed by how busy it is. all the people surrounding us. >> reporter: his tip, when you're freaking out, take a beat and remember three key words -- >> just like me. >> those magic words allows us to pause, realize that we're all in it together. it's not us versus them. >> reporter: this stuff can sound slightly syrupy but trust me this mantra can do the trick. but the plans of party planning. >> i want silly stick. >> reporter: merely watching lorie go shopping with her 5-year-old twins gives me palpatations. >> how about this? >> pink. >> i'm starting to see how this is stressful.
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>> you think. >> reporter: first, he had a quick calming trick for the kids. >> jump up and down for a minute. are you ready? let's do it, everyone jump. >> this kind of checking in helps calm everyone down. >> what does your heart feel like? >> loud. >> reporter: i distracted the kids for a moment so he could work with mom to quickly restore sanity in a hectic day. >> close your eyes, just feeling the breath, just as it's flowing through the body. >> reporter: there's no silver bullets here. but a little bit of mindfulness into your life can reduce stress during the holidays and all year round. >> okay, so, paula asked me a really good question, just to clarify you don't need to do 60 seconds of deep breathing this the store, you might want to find somewhere private for that. you can apply mindfulness all throughout your life. >> although maybe 60 seconds to
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pause before we buy something in the store is a good idea. >> absolutely. >> also, you don't really need to carve out a lot of time to do this. >> no. you don't need -- this doesn't need to be 30, 60 minutes a day. 30 seconds count. whatever the schedule can bear. >> why is wine not included as a stress reliever? >> there you go. >> jump up and down with the wine. >> i think you can take many approaches. >> thank you. >> for stress reduction. >> i'm a bad work wife because you've been meditating and speaking its praises for years and i haven't done it. but i'm making a new year's resolution. how can you keep us on the path? >> three tips for making this a resolution, one is, don't add it to your list of things to do that further stresses you out, you don't have to make a big deal out of it. as i said, 60 seconds. 120 seconds a day really can make a difference. second, you don't need a perfect
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pristine place to do it. you can do it in your bedroom, in your office, in your car as long as you're not driving. the third is, experiment with the time that works for you. and the question, how do you do this? i have some free guides up on my podcast. available on apple, google play or wherever you get your podcasts. coming up on the show this morning -- something that won't stress you out. the jonas family here with some delicious dishes you don't want to miss and some wine for rob. some delicious dishes you d
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afoot and light-hearted i take to the open road. healthy, free, the world before me, the long brown path before me leading wherever i choose. the east and the west are mine. the north and the south are mine. all seems beautiful to me.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] we're back now with the jonas family and our taste testers at the end of the table. the jonas family are taking on the restaurant business.
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new show features the opening of nellie's southern kitchen. mom denise, and youngest brother frankie are here. first and foremost, you've got to have some musical talent if you want to work at the nellie's southern kitchen. >> yes. you would be shocked at how many servers can sing. they come in and they serve your tables. and they step away from the table and go up to the band and suddenly they're singing great country songs. >> god love you for having four brothers. speaking of four brothers, the jonas brothers, you're all back together under one roof for the restaurant opening. what was that like? >> it was really great. the restaurant opening was a great place to have the family back together. >> okay, so, we're going to be making sweet caroline. i understand the chef tried at the restaurant tried to change
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the recipe. said no. >> we start out with our seven mashed sweet potatoes here. we'll take the eggs. whip up the eggs and then throw those in there. we'll add some sugar, some vanilla and oh, yes, this sounds good. dump it in. this is my secret ingredient, this is the almond milk we mix in there. we just mix this together. it really looks nice when it's all done. our chef tried to add some extra things that weren't good for me. we said absolutely not. throw butter in there. >> you don't use a blender for that. >> i actually use my husband, get someone else to do that. we'll add it to this pan. >> can we all try it? >> yes, we'll have to do the topping. start with this, the sweet potato. sweet brown sugar and we have to mix this all up really well and
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we can add in the butter if you want. >> why don't you guys start tasting this right now. >> this is the finished product. >> this is low fat? >> absolutely, low fat. >> the almond milk brings down the calorie count. >> this is complete. we'll put this on the topping. we add this in. we bake this in the oven for about 30 minutes, 400. >> you guys approve? >> it's so good >> frankie, good luck with your restaurant. it airs tonight on the food network. make sure you tune in. we'll be right back. channel islands national park. coronado. saguaro. you'll see there's one that's an eagle. my number one goal is getting more funds out to parks because some animals and plants are only found in one place
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in the world, and that's in some national parks. i find that's a great cause, and i want to support it. (avo) the subaru share the love event has donated over four million dollars to help the national parks. get a new subaru, and we'll donate two hundred and fifty dollars more. ♪put a little love in your heart.♪
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"good morning america" is brought to you by carmax. drive what's possible. paula asked me to say good-bye and thank you to everyone because her mouth is full. >> this is so good. >> not so full that she can't talk. so great to spend the holidays with all of you. we'll be here all week. see you tomorrow.
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good morning, i'm jessica castro from abc 7 mornings. let's get a quick check of the weather. good morning, lisa. >> it is nice and sunny here in san francisco. numbers in the mid-40s but elsewhere still cool and breezy. san jose has come up to 40. and from the exploratorium camera, still 30s and low to mid-50s today and warmer weather for the next few days. alexis. >> it is looking nice weather wise on the traffic cameras and traffic wise for once. we have practically nobody on the road, so bay bridge, no delays into san francisco and our drive times about as wide open as you could possibly get. six minutes southbound 680 through walnut creek and same thing on highway 24 and under half an hour westbound 580, tracy to dublin just 26 minutes. >> thank you. time now for "live with kelly." our reporting continues on our
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