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timelines. reggie: francis literally flies to the air o good morning, america, for our viewers in the west. on this tuesday an urgent warning from the nation's airlines about the potential for a catastrophic crisis. stark alert. airlines ceos warn about the new 5g cell phone technology set to launch in less than 24 hours and say it's unsafe threatening to ground certain planes stranding thousands of passengers. what the faa is saying and how it could impact the supply chain and vaccine distribution. shifting surge in the fight against omicron. where the nation is seeing signs of a slowdown and areas of high transmission. now what dr. fauci is saying about the future of the virus. this morning, how you can get those free at-home testing kits from the government and what moderna is saying about a possible covid-19 flu booster combo.
inside the synagogue standoff. new details on what happened in the moments before the suspect pulled a gun on the rabbi and three others. how they managed to escape. what we're learning about the hostage-taker and how police say he got the gun. voting rights fight. the senate set to debate a bill designed to make it easier to vote. why the priority for president biden is almost certain to fail. deadly eruption. new details about the massive volcano that exploded near the island nation of tonga, once green, now covered in ash and triggering the tsunami felt thousands of miles away. the desperate attempt to get help to the island. crowd control. china announces no tickets will be sold to the beijing olympics due to grave covid concerns. how the new reality is weighing on athletes going for the gold. juice jump. more sticker shock at the super market. why this breakfast table staple is seeing a price hike. ♪ alt i do is win, win, win ♪
hot streak. amy schneider third all-time in "jeopardy!" history, winning 34 straight games. what's behind her history making run? good morning, america. great to be here with janai and george. also great to have you join us on this busy tuesday morning. >> very busy, maybe the only woman waking up in america with more luck than me this morning, amy is not here, the "jeopardy!" champ is on a roll. we'll have a lot more on that coming up. >> be careful what you wish for. we'll begin with top airline executives warning of a potential aviation catastrophe when at&t at&t at&t at&t at&t at 5g technology tomorrow. it could make some aircraft unstable. our transportation correspondent gio benitez is at newark airport with the latest. good morning, gio.
>> reporter: hey, george, good morning to you. unless changes are made, the ceos say we will see a slew of cancellations starting tomorrow and we're not just talking about passenger flights but also cargo flights including those carrying vaccines. this morning, the major airlines warning of a possible catastrophic aviation crisis beginning in less than 24 hours when at&t and verizon are set to launch new stronger 5g technology which would give faster wireless service. the concern, whether 5g signals could interfere with radio altimeters, a device pilots use telling them how far they are from the ground and helping them land in poor visibility. >> the frequencies being used in 5g are very close to the frequencies that are used in this radio altimeter. >> reporter: so experts worry the devices might fail because of potential confusion of the 5g signals. >> this is unsafe. let us be clear. this is unsafe. the manufacturers have said so.
our airlines are saying so. the faa is saying so and so are pilot groups. >> reporter: executives from american, delta, united and southwest urging officials to keep new, stronger 5g signals at least two miles away from u.s. airports saying in a letter, immediate intervention is needed to avoid significant operational disruption. to be blunt, the nation's commerce will grind to a halt. the ceos adding that certain larger planes can't be used and could potentially strand tens of thousands of americans overseas. one union saying its pilots are prepared to ground their planes if the faa doesn't act. >> we're not going to fly the airplane unless it's safe. we're going to yell from the rooftops that we need to stop this. take pause. we can get this done. >> reporter: other countries have successfully launched similar 5g signals but the faa says the 5g in america will be twice as powerful. the faa saying overnight it continues to work with the aviation industry and wireless companies to try to limit
5g-related flight delays and cancellations. meanwhile, at&t and verizon have not commented on this latest warning but they've said in the past this technology is safe with planes saying, quote, the question of whether 5g operations can safely co-exist with aviation has long been settled. michael, we will be following this one. >> i know we absolutely will, gio, thank you so much for that. now to the omicron battle. the covid variant showing signs of slowing down in at least 12 states and washington, d.c., but the rest of the nation is seeing at least a 10% increase. kaylee hartung joins us now from burbank, california, where cases are spiking. good morning, kaylee. >> reporter: hey, good morning, michael. right now, cases in los angeles county are up ten times from just a month ago. now health officials here warn that the unvaccinated are 22 times more likely to die from covid compared with those who are fully vaccinated.
so hospitals like this one are now prepared for the number of deaths here to continue to rise in the coming weeks. this morning in the hard-hit northeast where omicron first started to surge, the first hopeful signs of a slowdown. five states reporting a 10% decrease in new cases. new york state seeing a 12% drop in new cases the last six days while hospital admissions have gone down more than 5%. but health officials warn we're not out of the woods saying the latest covid surge has yet to peak across much of the country. 99% of counties in the u.s. are reporting high transmission. one of those counties now reeling, los angeles. over the past week reporting a ten-month high of an average of 40 covid deaths a day. >> not taking precautions is leading right now to sort of an untenable situation. lots of people out sick, lots of people in the hospital and now tragically more people dying. please don't think it's okay to do nothing and just take your chances at getting infected.
>> reporter: at a virtual event for the world economic forum, dr. anthony fauci says that we'll never be able to completely eliminate covid. >> but hopefully it will be at such a low level that it doesn't disrupt our normal social, economic and other interactions with each other. to me that's what the new normal is. >> reporter: and at that same event moderna's ceo says the pharmaceutical giant could have a combined covid-19 and flu booster shot ready as early as fall of next year. janai? >> so many will be looking ahead to that. kaylee, thank you so much. starting tomorrow, americans will be able to order those free at home covid tests president biden has promised us. you can place an order online at www.covidtests.gov. they're free. you won't have to pay shipping costs or provide any credit card information. there are limits. at this point you can order four per household and we're told they'll ship within 7 to 12 days of ordering. it's about a week to week and a
half. so let's say you go online and tomorrow place an order on wednesday, the 19th. they should be on their way to you by the end of the month. not everyone has internet at home and the administration says it's working on a call line where anyone without access to the website can place an order. george? >> janai, thanks. as officials trace the movements and motives of the hostage-taker who was killed. mireya villarreal is in colleyville, texas, with the latest. good morning, mireya. >> reporter: hey, good morning, george. abc sources tell us that the suspect in this case initially told police he was not associated with any domestic or foreign terrorist group, but was willing to die if his demands weren't met. the fbi and department of homeland security have issued a new warning to faith-based communities telling them to stay vigilant right
♪ overnight an unwanted pain uniting families of different faiths. >> while very few of us are doing okay right now, we'll get through this. >> reporter: the colleyville community targeted by the nearly 12-hour hostage situation gathering with an even greater strength to help heal. >> look for ways to share that love as we live, really strive to live that value. human decency is something that each of us are entitled to. >> reporter: this as we learn new details into what officials are calling a terrorism-related event at congregation beth israel's synagogue just outside fort worth, texas. this video captured by wfaa photographer josh stevens shows the moment three hostages escape from a side door to safety.
the group held at gunpoint allegedly by this man, malik faisal akram. at 10:45 saturday morning authorities received a 911 call reporting an intruder confronting rabbi charlie cytron-walker. akram had knocked on a synagogue window and shared tea with him before services and when he turned his back during prayer, the suspect pulled a gun threatening to kill all four hostages if his demands were not met. father michael higgins was watching a livestream of the service with members of the congregation. >> the families seemed to be very calm about it, but you can tell internally there was a tremendous amount of fear and anxiety. >> reporter: authorities monitoring the situation through the synagogue's video surveillance system. at 12:30 an fbi hostage negotiation team from quantico was called in. just after 5:00, the first hostage was released unharmed. about four hours later rabbi
charlie cytron-walker says they planned their escape after seeing the gunman become more erratic, throwing a chair at the suspect and fleeing out the side door. >> everything was just total silence, total silence. you couldn't -- you could hear a pin drop. >> reporter: the suspect was killed when authorities entered the house of worship. multiple law enforcement sources tell abc news the handgun recovered at the scene had been bought by the suspect from someone he met while staying at a local homeless shelter. authorities say akram who was not featured on any watch lists entered the country more than two weeks before traveling to texas listing a new york address on the visa forms. both family and friends continue to bring up when they talk about the suspect that he had mental health issues. yesterday we mentioned two teenagers were brought in in connection with this investigation. we've been able to confirm those two teenagers are actually the children of the suspect.
>> mireya, what more do we know about this threat to faith-based communities? >> reporter: it's worth repeating. the department of homeland security is reminding everyone to stay vigilant because of this volatile environment we're in. they're reminding faith-based groups we're in a heightened terror alert. if you're having big events, take a hard look at what your security systems are in place. that's just not talking about the video cameras. remind people of their training, what they're learning in these extreme group training sessions with law enforcement. if you see something out of the ordinary, say something. >> thank you very much. michael? >> thank you, george. to the showdown on capitol hill over voting rights. the senate getting ready to debate a measure that is a key part of the biden agenda but the bill's chances looking slim to none at this hour because two democrats are breaking ranks.
our congressional correspondent rachel scott is tracking the latest for us. good morning, rachel. >> reporter: michael, good morning. morning. yes, democrats are pressing forward with this vote but the odds are certainly stacked against them. in just a few hours the senate is expected to debate voting rights legislation for the first time this congress. this measure is sweeping. it would make election day a federal holiday, expand early voting and mail-in voting. democrats need the support of at least ten republicans to get it passed. right now they do not have a single one. they have scrambled for weeks to try and figure out another pathway forward suggesting they should change the senate rules in order to pass this without any republican support. but two moderates in their own party, senator joe manchin and senator kyrsten sinema, are not on board with that plan. so the bottom line, voting rights legislation is expected to fail for the fifth time and this will be a major setback for president biden and his administration. democrats say the stakes could not be higher. pointing to 19 states that have already passed laws making it harder for people to vote.
george? >> rachel, thanks very much. we go overseas to the crisis with russia over ukraine. russian forcing have been amassing near the border for weeks and the latest movements are sparking more concern about a possible invasion. ian pannell is on the scene in ukraine. good morning, ian. >> reporter: yeah, good morning, george. that's right. increasing u.s. diplomatic activity we're seeing here on the ground. we've just been meeting with a group of senior u.s. lawmakers here to show solidarity with the ukrainian government and it's just been announced secretary of state blinken is also heading this way. but there are grave concerns that the space for talking may be limited as russia moves yet more troops up into the border areas. this morning, tensions in ukraine amid concerns that russia could soon launch military action. a bipartisan delegation of u.s. senators sounding the alarm arriving in ukraine to meet with president zelensky and offering strong congressional support. >> we will give the people of
ukraine the arms, lethal arms they need to defend their lives and livelihoods. >> it's up to putin now to decide what he's going to do. >> reporter: in addition to the 100,000 troops moscow currently has along ukraine's border more troops and equipment arriving in belarus as part of planned war games. the white house and ukraine claiming in recent days that russia's already positioned operatives inside ukraine for a possible operation that could be used to justify an invasion. >> we all need to be on the lookout for what may be a russian-instigated attempt to try to start a hot war very soon. >> reporter: russia denying the allegation calling it complete disinformation. russian president vladimir putin continuing to demand guarantees including that ukraine won't join nato. the u.s. and its allies consistently rejecting that in a series of high-stakes diplomatic talks last week. but if he doesn't get his demands there are fears that putin will resort to force.
these russian war games are now taking place less than 200 miles north of here and they're part of this ongoing campaign of pressure and intimidation that we've been seeing but if putin really is planning a military offensive it also gives him far more firepower. in the words of one analyst we've been speaking to, the buildup we're seeing right now is unprecedented since the fall of the soviet union. this is serious, george. >> it certainly is. ian, thanks very much. janai? turning to a mom running into the record books. keira d'amato finished the houston marathon in just a mere 2:19:12. that is the fastest marathon time for an american woman crushing the previous record set 16 years ago and by a full 30 seconds. keira was a four-time all-american runner in college. she ran her first marathon back in 2017, just seven months after giving birth to her second child. the 37-year-old mother of two tweeting, after setting the american record in the marathon,
the thing i am most excited about is some girl/woman saw it and thought, i can do that. i know they will and i'll be rooting for them. and we are rooting for you, keira. >> wow. >> so impressive. >> 30 seconds. >> right? that's big in a marathon. >> that's running. a lot more coming up here on "gma" including the latest on the deadly underwater volcanic eruption near tonga. we'll tell you why experts are warned it may only be the beginning. the olympics versus omicron. with no tickets being sold for the games how this new reality is weighing on the athletes. first let's go to ginger. >> reporter: good morning, michael. breezy and cold with flurries but nothing compared to what happened with the storm yesterday. look at these pictures out of maine. they had winds gusting to over 65 miles per hour. the waves pushing up over the land. up to three feet of coastal flooding in connecticut and even had water rescues there and then this video is from hampton, new hampshire, where they also had coastal flood issues. now, on the west side it was all about the snow, cleveland
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erupting higher than ten miles into the air. it carved out chunks of the island home to around 100,000 people. here the land that was once lush greenery and turquoise water blanketed in ash after that eruption. the once in a generation eruption triggering a tsunami battering the polynesian nation s saturday evening. fresh drinking water is critical right now. the toxic soup of saltwater and ash permeating everything. new zealand and australia dispatching planes to survey the damage. according to a new united nations situation report the capital is covered in volcanic ash and dust and its main island suffering significant infrastructure damage. >> it's difficult to send out any naval ships or relief boats to those outer islands to see what damage there is or what the needs people might have. >> reporter: according to officials at least two confirmed deaths so far. one man in the uk telling reporters his sister rescue worker angela who lived with her
husband james was swept away in the tsunami while trying to save their dogs. >> angela and james loved their life in tonga and adored the people. >> reporter: it's known as tonga hunga. it is so powerful it is swept around the world twice. tsunamis can have speeds upwards of 500 miles an hour, almost the speed of an airplane traveling thousands of miles across the pacific. tonga's aftershocks felt 7,000 miles away in peru. two deaths were blamed there on those monster waves. australia and new zealand dispatched naval ships with supplies, things like fresh drinking water but they take four days to get there. that's why the race is on to get that airstrip clear of all the ash. one glimmer of hope, aid agencies say that catastrophic damage that was originally feared may not be the case but clearly so little is really known about what's actually happened. >> there was a concern there could be more volcanic activity
on at least one other island? >> reporter: that's right. tonga is a collection of islands, more than 170 islands, a space in the south pacific the size of japan and there are some smaller islands which no one has heard from for days. george? >> james, thanks very much. michael? now to omicron versus the olympics. organizers for the beijing winter games announced that tickets will not be sold to the general public over covid fears. maggie rulli has more on who will be age to see the games in person. good morning, maggie. >> reporter: hey, michael, good morning. from the beginning china has said they did not want these games in beijing to be like the summer games in tokyo. they wanted fans, the public in the stands but with omicron now reported inside the capital the organizing committee had to do a complete reversal. this morning a huge blow to the winter olympics in beijing. the beijing 2022 organizing committee saying no tickets will
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gold medal skier mikaela shiffrin going for a record breaking third in beijing worried about lost training time due to covid. >> i had a positive covid test a couple weeks ago and stuck in quarantine and not able to ski at all and there's been like nonstop really this whole season so far of unexpected turn of events. >> reporter: the youngest snowboarder in history to win olympic gold in 2018 told us earlier this month he's stressed when he gets to china where a positive covid test means quarantining in a government approved hotel and likely missing out on their event entirely. >> it's hard because then you know if you get it, you can't compete in your own sport and that's like if i had to say my biggest worry going to beijing it's getting covid. >> reporter: well, red also told abc his family is normally at every single one of his events but because of china's strict rules it's difficult if not impossible for family members to go to the olympics this year. guys, red told us he is just going to miss their energy and support and, michael, i know he is not the only athlete missing
that this year. >> i'm sure they all will. maggie, you're about to go to beijing to follow the games. do you have to follow the same testing requirements as the athletes? >> reporter: yeah, michael, all of them. all media, all athlete, all expected 25,000 visitors going to the games have to follow the same strict rules keeping us in an actual physical bubble with fencing. the idea is to keep all these people separate from the rest of the general population. so that includes things like transport, trains and cars all within the physical bubble and even keeping our trash separate, michael and then once we're there there are pcr tests every single day. if any one is positive it is straight to a quarantine facility, michael. >> sounds like fun, maggie. enjoy yourself. all right, maggie, as always, thank you so much. janai? >> thankful for the precautions they're taking. still coming up here, the big winning streak on "jeopardy!" ♪ to tell people that
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♪ back now on "gma," amy schneider's hot streak. she is now in third place on the all-time consecutive win list with 34 straight games. t.j. holmeis here buzzing with the latest. it is an impressive run she's got. >> it is. good morning to you all. you might remember, george, you said, t.j., did you ever imagine that "jeopardy!" would be a news beat that you would cover? because we were doing so many "jeopardy!" stories. right? >> we had a year of it. >> right. some of that was the search for
a host but some, we got so many streaks and here we are in the middle of another one. only 12 players in the history of this game have won more than ten games. three were this season alone. so what's up? isthe game getting easier, the players getting better? here's a third option. what is a fluke? >> what is spain? what is autobahn? >> reporter: she's been on a hot streak. current "jeopardy!" champ amy schneider racked up so many correct responses she's now in the history books with her latest victory monday being her 34th in a row. >> $1,148,600. >> reporter: unseating famous champ "jeopardy!" james holzhauer. she's looking to now break matt amodio's streak. >> i am so excited for her. she is awesome. i'm a huge "jeopardy!" fan and i love seeing "jeopardy!" played at the highest level and she's
doing that right now. >> all of the chips, please. >> reporter: this season alone we've seen at least three contestants win more than ten games in a row, a feat only accomplished 12 times in the game's history. >> i think that there's been a lot of more aggressive preparation from contestants over the past few years, especially because there exist fan databases. >> reporter: so, what's the deal? there are some theories. there are now databases like j archive that keeps track of every clue played and they've eliminated the five-game winning cap for players in place until 2003. that is also helping. the next year after the rule change, we saw ken jennings go on his historic and still unmatched 74-game willing streak. >> being a nerd really pays off sometimes. >> reporter: amodio says the current hot streak is a matter of chance. >> i'm a big baseball fan and
there are times when two of the best players ever are on the field at the same time and then you go decades without somebody that good. i'm loathe to try to interpret too much beyond that. >> and she's got the chance to win more tomorrow. join us then. >> reporter: the executive producer of "jeopardy!" says he believes the game is getting harder because you just have so much information out there and they update their questions and the responses there to match culture. now, they do repeat some of the clues. they just ask them in different ways. even alex trebek talked about it. you might see one asked later, just differently. if you can study the game and responses like these databases allow you to do you can become a much better player than they were in the day. >> when you said they asked it in a different way, all i thought was i'll get it wrong twice. i'm just saying. [ laughter ] all right, thank you, t.j. coming up later, log it or lose it.
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going to repeat what you said, janai, good morning, america. we're glad you're starting your day with us. we have a big surprise for a "gma" class act, a very special teacher. >> you see her right there along with our ike ejiochi. that is miss robin palomares, a teacher at commodore john rodgers school in baltimore. she saw that so many kids didn't have the technology they needed to succeed during the pandemic. so she got to work. this morning we have a big surprise for her and her school coming up. >> so many committed teachers out there. we have a lot of news to get to this morning, including the warning about a potential aviation catastrophe when the 5g service is deployed. they say it could make some large aircraft unstable. we want to go back to our transportation correspondent gio benitez who is at newark
airport. good morning, gio. >> reporter: hey, george. good morning again, yeah, the ceos say in less than 24 hours we'll see mass cancellations and delays if changes aren't made before tomorrow's 5g launch. here's the concern right now. that's whether those faster, 5g signals could interfere with radio altimeters. now, that's a device piles use to tell them how far they are from the ground. it helps them land in bad weather. the ceos want u.s. officials to keep those 5g signals at least two miles away from u.s. airports saying in a letter, immediate intervention is needed to avoid significant operational disruption. to be blunt, the nation's commerce will grind to a halt. they say passenger flights and cargo flights will be affected including those carrying vaccines. now, the faa says it is working to try to limit thoe 5g-related delays and cancellations, but, of course, michael, the clock is ticking. >> yeah, it could be incredibly disruptive, gio. thank you so much. >> now to the omicron battle. the covid variant showing signs of slowing down in 12 states and washington, d.c. but the rest of the nation is seeing an increase. let's go back to kaylee hartung in burbank, california, where cases are spiking.
good morning, again, kaylee. >> reporter: good morning, michael. we are seeing the first promising signs of a slowdown to the winter surge in some of the first places we saw omicron cases spiking. at least a 10% decrease in new cases, now in five states, plus d.c. and puerto rico. new york state has seen a 12% drop in new cases in the last six days and hospitalizations there have gone down more than 5%. but there are hospitals across the country that are in crisis. about 21,000 people with covid-19 are being admitted to hospitals every day right now. so health officials warn, we are not out of the woods just yet. they say the latest covid surge has yet to peak across much of the country. like here in los angeles county, right now we are facing a ten-month high with an average of 40 covid deaths a day reported over the past week and health officials here say that those who are unvaccinated are 22 times more likely to die of covid compared to those who are
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gadot telling the magazine in an email, i understood perfectly. whedon famous for working on projects with strong women characters also answering to accusations of misogyny and abusive behavior. >> it began when his ex-wife came forward and, you know, called him a hypocrite preaching feminist ideals. there are, i think, clearly patterns that emerge when you look at the stories side by side. >> reporter: he admitted he slept with employees, fans and colleagues while working on "buffy the vampire slayer" that led to his marriage ending and told the magazine's reporter, lila shapiro that he's been in therapy for years and checked into an addiction treatment center for a month. >> it opens up a space about how power plays out in these spaces and how it can make people feel and ultimately like how damaging it is for these directors to be
worshipped. you know, it's not good for them and not good for anyone around them. >> reporter: both camps declined to comment, but shapiro says she spoke to whedon and those who worked for him for months. while a clear pattern emerged it is a complicated story and that entire article is worth a read. guys? >> okay, thanks very much. janai? >> incredibly complicated story there. now to what could be the future of shopping. walmart is stepping into the metaverse joining other retail giants like ralph lauren and van's preparing to sell virtual goods. so many questions but our chief business correspondent rebecca jarvis joins us to help us sort through it all and how it all works. rebecca, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, janai. this is hard to wrap your head around. parents of kids who play roblox will have a sense of the metaverse where you can buy virtual things and have virtual experiences. and now mainstream brands like
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like a coffee at its madison avenue location. the ceo telling the national retail federation's annual conference monday it's a way to connect with younger shoppers. >> one of our strategies is to win over a new generation and the new generation is there so we have to be there. >> reporter: many of these virtual experiences currently available on online gaming platform roblox. like vans world where you can virtually skate board to your heart's content. it's had more than 50 million it's had more than 50 million visits since september, and nike land. nike doubling down and buying artifact whose virtual shoes go for as much as $10,000 a pair. and just last week, gap launching its first ever nfts featuring a collection of gap hoodies, the digital art already sold out. >> it'll be an evolution, the wild, wild west in some ways but it is really where we're heading. >> reporter: one reason why the
metaverse has exploded in popularity recently is the pandemic. you don't need to leave home in order to experience the metaverse. and also, janai, there are no supply chain disruptions in the metaverse which makes it a really great place for brands that are dealing with it every day. >> finding ways to get around real world issues. how does it translate into real life? >> reporter: so it still remains to be seen fully how it will translate but there are many experiences people are having in the metaverse. you can go to a museum or visit a concert or go to a carnival so the experiences can be virtual and people out there are actually paying for virtual goods like homes in the metaverse for upwards of hundreds of thousands of dollars. there's a home near snoop dogg's virtual home in the metaverse that recently sold, janai, for $450,000. janai? >> rebecca, my mind is blown. this is so much to wrap your mind around but let's grab a virtual coffee soon. >> reporter: yes.
>> thank you very much, rebecca. now let's head back out to ginger. >> reporter: hey, you know what, janai what else is hard to wrap your mind around? four inch per hour snow fall rates. that is what they saw in buffalo. had their third largest january day snow with more than 17 inches. their total was over 19 inches. pittsburgh had their biggest snow of the season with 9.1 inches. so everybody kind of finding their way through because it is not like it melted. nope, plenty of cold where all that came from so that arctic air, the next nose of it settling in. minnesota, 33 below for thursday morning, by the way. des moines will feel like 16 below and 5 below in st. louis. take that to the east and friday morning it settles in the great lakes, cleveland at 5 below, altoona, 8 below and, yes, 22 below in montpelier. that will be nice and chilly to start the weekend.
♪ level up ♪ time to level up your dietary goal with strategies and apps that encourage better eating habits. becky worley checked them out for us. hey, becky. >> reporter: good morning, michael. log it to lose it or right it when you bite it. the act of writing down what you eat has been shown to improve success hitting healthy eating goals and there are apps to make the task much easier but there's another key component to this strategy that can help you stay on track.
bridget shin was a lifelong yo-yo dieter. >> i had been on all the diets that were deprivation diets. it was focused on what i could not have. >> reporter: then she saw her daughter hillary try a different strategy. >> i just started logging my food and so that was really the foundation. >> reporter: using an app called lose it, mom joined in and this mother/daughter duo dropped around 100 pounds each. the pair profiled in "people" magazine's half their size series. >> what food logging is is just a tool to help you gain awareness and have accountability when you are going through, you know, your journey. so just being aware that, yes, eating nutritious healthy foods is important but also knowing, you know, how much portion-wise to have is also key. >> reporter: a 2019 study in the journal "obesity" showed those who logged their food were more likely to lose weight. they stressed the acu accuracy
the log in was not as important as the frequency of doing it. registered dietician and nutritionist maya feller says it's about mindfulness. >> it's actually being aware of eating. so many times when we sit down to have a meal or a drink we're doing it in tandem or in conjunction with other activity and don't even realize we've eaten or consumed whatever beverage it is. >> reporter: while feller has clients log in to the notes section, there are apps like noom, weight watchers, my fitness pal that offer logging and can make understanding and portion size easier. there are caveats. >> some of the apps inadvertently recommend restrictive food behaviors that can be a barrier to successful logging and still feel good about what you're consuming. >> reporter: she adds mindfulness about healthy choices applies to times when you veer off track. >> perfection should be thrown out the window. you have to find the pattern of
eating that works for you and one that supports your health and nutrition-related goals. >> it's important to be gentle with yourself when you're going through a journey like this and give yourself grace. you're undoing habits you may have developed a long time ago and that you've been developing your entire life. >> reporter: really true. if you want to hear more about their story about go to people.com. i want to mention this is not for people who have eating disorders. but for those that are it can help, we're not talking about a huge time burden here. the study i referenced showed people spent 23 minutes a day logging their food in the first month of trying this technique and by month six it took roughly 15 minutes and was still really effective, michael. >> take a little time away from social media and make sure you're getting healthy is the way i look at it. we hear about mindfulness and a big proponent of that is our friend dan harris who talks
about something called the anti-diet. we covered that on "gma" and it's where you incorporate indfulness into your healthy eating practices. so how does it come into play with food logging? >> reporter: well, it could definitely dove tail because mindfulness is a part of being present with what you're doing in the moment. and if i'm logging my food i'm not mindlessly eating until i feel sick but another tenet of what dan talks about is kindness and compassion for yourself. tracking your food is great but sometimes i eat six doughnuts and a whole bag of cookies. this has a philosophy, oh, well, tomorrow is a new day. it's agebout progress, not perfection. >> six doughnuts and a bag of cookies? >> i mean, sometimes. >> i gained weight listening to you say that i just want you to know. all right, becky, thank you as always. we appreciate you. coming up, a big surprise for a special teacher helping to bridge the tech divide and changing lives as she does it. we'll be right back.
>> building a better bay area, moving forward, finding solutions, this is abc 7 news. jobina: good morning, here francis with a look at the roads. francis: this low spot is still in san jose. 101 is recovering from a crash.h 280 is a little bit better. the southbound 87 is blocked due to some flooding. northbound 101 to the san jose airport is improving at 34 minutes. it was up to 50 minutes. the plaza is slow on the freeway but not much of a delay at the tolls. jobina:
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update in about 30 minutes. you can find us on our app and abc7news.com. ♪ ♪ like a river flows to the ocean ♪ welcome back, everybody. all month long we are celebrating class act educators across the country. highlighting some of the incredible teachers determined to help their students succeed. and this morning, ike ejiochi joins us from commodore john rodgers in baltimore with a special story. good morning, ike. >> reporter: good morning, michael. we're here in baltimore this morning having a great time, aren't we? there we go. there we go. [ cheers and applause ] >> yes! >> reporter: that's right. that's right. now, as you know, elementary schoolteachers can make a big difference and the students here in miss palomares' class, yeah, they would know. >> miss palomares is my favorite
teacher because she cheers people up and helps a lot. >> reporter: a teacher at commodore john rodgers school in baltimore, miss palomares' students range from kindergarten to the second grade. >> hi, everybody. >> reporter: she teaches esol which stands for english to speakers of the other languages. >> what does she mean to you that makes her presence in your life so special? >> she was the first teach their really pushed me to my best standards. she made me who i am now. >> reporter: school principal mark martin hired miss palomares back in 2010 when commodore was one of the worst performing schools in maryland. he says she was instrumental in helping turning things around. >> she's passionate about food and cooking and gardening and sustainability. all those little pieces you could see have been included and infused in the curriculum she has pushed out and our students have done a lot better with that. >> our school mission is 100%
for 100%. meaning all of our kids should have access and resources and education to be able to grow up and do the things that they want to do. >> reporter: when the pandemic hit, only 6 of 30 kindergarten students had what they needed. >> a lot of our students didn't have the devices that they needed or the tools that they needed. headphones, styluses, materials for home, and it was a big shock. >> reporter: so she got to work. crowdsourcing funds to supply them for students. one of the many things this teacher does for her commodore family. >> these are my people. these are the people that i know that regardless of the day i can reach out to and they will be there for me and i'm always there for them. >> reporter: now, i'm here this morning with miss palomares and
some of her amazing students. >> how are we doing, everybody? good morning, let me hear you. i know it's early in the morning, but, come on. [ cheers and applause ] >> yes! >> it's a good time. now, miss palomares, behind you are some of the students from the second grade all the way up to kindergarten -- all the way up to middle school. that made no sense. now, they're actually coming back here. this is their first day back from remote learning. how do you feel that they're here today to celebrate you? >> oh, my goodness. it is just an honor and a blessing to be able to see these guys. they've been my students for the last ten years and they are just my heart. they warm my heart. they give me such wonderful energy. love you guys. >> now, i want to get into something a little bit. in that piece you spoke about the tech divide that's here at commodore. just knowing that some of your students don't have the tools needed for education, as a teacher, how does that make you feel?
>> it makes me really worried wh tnehe students don' i know they're missing that inio thalossf mmunitand it j feel very stressed for students and families to know that they don't have that day-to-day interaction that we know our students and our families need to thrive. >> right, right, right. well, i got a little something for you, how about that? some of the students have a little message for you. why don't you take a look. >> oh, my gosh. >> okay, okay. >> what's going on? >> these students, they have a little surprise for you. james, where you at? come over here and show your teacher a little something something. open that up. >> what do we got here? >> take a look. the suspense is killing me, guys. that's right. our friends at gizmogo heard your story and wanted to donate 40 ipads just like this one to distribute to your entire class. how about that?
>> guys. [ applause ] >> what? >> wait, that's not all. i love saying that. they've also decided to give you $5,000 for the school to help fill in the gaps for whatever you need. >> everybody, look what we did. look what we did. >> but, wait a minute. that's not all. now we know that you are the coordinator here for all the donors choose programs. that's the crowd sourcing program you used to get all the supplies you need for your students and actually for the entire school. so they also wanted to do something. kiva, i think you got a surprise for your teacher. >> what you got for me? >> why don't you show everybody? >> that's right. show everybody, miss palomares. $10,000. you'll be able to use this for all the materials, all the things you need to make sure that the students here for your class and at commodore have the resources that you need to actually teach here.
so you're seeing this all now. you're seeing these resources. what does this mean for you moving forward for the school and your students? >> it just means that we have the resources that we need to continue to do this work. our teachers, our students are going to have the things that we need to continue to do this work. we're just so lucky. i'm honored. thank you so, so much. thank you so, so much. [ applause ] >> reporter: how about that, guys? >> really, really incredible. everywhere she turned there was a surprise. so sweet. thanks to ike "wait, there's more" eijochi for making that happen. thanks to the donors choose for continuing to make a big impact in the
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♪ level up ♪ ♪ level up ♪ welcome back to "gma." time to level up your routine. kimberly snyder, nutritionist and holistic wellness expert is joining us. she's also a "new york times" best-selling author with a brand-new book out called "you are more than you think you are." thanks for being with us. you talk about nourishing your body and mind. tell us about the smoothie that celebrities like reese
witherspoon are just raving about? >> so it's really about small powerful practices that we can do every day that are very simple and that really help to elevate our entire lives. so what you see here is the glowing green smoothie which is super easy. it's delicious. it's about 70% green, 30% high fiber fruits and it's packed with vitamins, mineral, antioxidants and fiber which will give you sustained energy as you go into your day. >> so tell us real quickly how do you make the smoothie? i took a sip of it. it's definitely healthy. a good way to get going. how do you make it? >> the base is water. you put everything in the blender. it's not a juice so that retains fiber and juice. so again, greens, fruit. keep the lemon in for the extra vitamin c. drink it every morning or every other day, whatever you can do. >> that takes care of your body. how about your mind? walk us through an easy way to get centered in the morning.
>> yes, yes. so when we are talking about getting centered we talk about dropping into our true self. past the mind chatter and fear and it's an often dormant part of our personality because we're so identified with the fear. when we get centered we have more clarity, more focus, so we can create our best day possible. so, remember that fear can't really take a hold of you if you're fully present in this moment. so what we want to do is drop out of the chatter of our mind, get into your body. first thing is feel the bottoms of your feet. it sounds basic but sometimes we're not where we are in the moment. we're just in our heads all sfe t bottoms of your feet and get present where you are. and then put one hand on your heart, one on your belly an by tuning into your energy you can re-regulate your heartbeat, your breath. you want to make sure breath is coming into your belly and taking nice full breaths. if not, you can pay attention to it and do it. it will give you more energy as you go into the day.
you'll start to regulate and have more control over your food cravings and know when you're hungry and you'll be able to go into your day with incredible focus. so it's so important that we get centered mentally, emotionally, physically because we are whole beings. >> i love this. i wish i would have talked to you two hours ago. when the show started, my heart was beating out of my chest. i needed some grounding techniques. you talk about how you had a hard time when you first started meditating and said your first mantra was is this over yet? i totally understand that. what do you recommend for skeptics or people just starting to meditate and having a hard time getting there? >> first is motivation. we have to understand what meditation can do for us. it's not just about relaxing our senses and feeling, you know, nice and relaxed. that's part of it. a happy by-product but it's about connecting to this inner power inside of you,this resource that we all have,
the true self which will allow you to unleash your full power into the day. again, it will give you access to your creativity, to your stillness inside of you so make the best decisions and come from this place of power. so first need to understand the motivation so want to do it and secondly, i would just say consistency. it's a practice. we're not going to be amazing at anything the first time we do it but show up every day even if it's just five minutes in the morning. we tune our energy inward and then we go into our day and create our full potential. we're out of the chatter, distraction, the fear. we come from this deep centered place of power. >> that message is so powerful. kimberly, thanks for getting our day started with a glowing green smoothie. "you are more than you think you are" is available now and you can get the recipe for the smoothie on our website, goodmorningamerica.com. now back out to ginger. >> reporter: i'm over here just like this. thank you for that, janai. let's go to florida where they may be going like this because it is chilly. they are not spared this time
from that cold. the windchill, jacksonville beach, you can see there from our surf line camera should be close to freezing and that's what inland especially at the airport and such temperatures close to that. orlando starting the morning at feeling like only 40 so freeze alerts still for parts of georgia and florida this morning. that's the big picture. now to clearing out your closet to make some quick cash. maybe to pay off holiday debt or to save for new pieces. selling your own clothes can be >> reporter: now to clearing out your closet to make some quik cash. maybe to pay off holiday debt or to save for new pieces. selling your own clothes can be an easy way to make money and rebecca jarvis is back to tell us how to do it. rebecca, i love this idea. >> reporter: hey, i knew you would love this idea, lara. thank you, yes. it's not only good for your
wallet but also good for the environment. it saves resources, it saves time, it saves energy and it can earn you some quick cash. here's how. with millions of americans gifted new garb over the holidays, now's the perfect time to declutter your closet and make some money. according to experts, the global apparel resale market increased in value from $18 billion in 2016 to $27 billion in 2020 and could climb to $41 billion this year. so why not get in on the action? >> the hottest items for 2022 resale are definitely the designer handbag, the wedding dress guest look and then, of course, always looking for secondhand shoes. >> reporter: sites like poshmark, thread up and the real real turn your clothes into cash. >> you'll take the photos yourself and packaging the item and responsible for the quality control of the item. if you want to be completely hands off i would look into threadup.
>> reporter: experts say when prepping for resale be upfront about the condition, sizing and features. compare the items to other sites to set pricing and keep in mind shoppers want to buy clothing for the season they're currently in. in you don't want to go the digital route, nothing beats your local consignment shop or retailers like buffalo exchange. >> you make a little more money if you sell digitally but you might not get any money until a month or two months in. so if you want instant cash your local consignment store is definitely the way to go. >> such great advice, but, rebecca, i need to know, anything that does not work for these retail sites and stores? anything we don't bother sending? >> reporter: i knew you would love this. you're the queen of secondhand and giving things value in a second life. the things that don't work as well are fast fashion items -- h&m, zara, gap. sometimes they have a lower
resale value so better off making them as a donation and collecting the receipts for your taxes, lara. >> great advice. i'm getting a bag together today, rebecca. thank you so much. and coming up, more good news. mac and cheese, everybody, but we've got a healthy twist on this one. it's a vegan version that's loved by professional athletes including the nhl. let's do this. coming up on "good morning america." ♪ got to have some hot stuff, there's this feeling we chase... like someone upped the brightness on the entire world. a full-body endorphin rush we'll chase again and again. feel the hydrow high. new year, new start. and now comcast business is making it easy to get going with the ready. set. save. sale. get started with fast and reliable internet and voice for $64.99 a month with a 2-year price guarantee.
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♪ we're back with easy eats for anyone who made a resolution to eat healthier. our next guest has delicious ways to help you do that. chef charity morgan is the author of a new cookbook called "unbelievably vegan." she's joining us from nashville. you can scan the qr code to get the recipe she's making for us this morning. good morning, charity. how are you doing? >> good morning, michael. i'm doing great. >> that is great to hear. now, we know you went vegan
after your husband derrick morgan decided to do it and then a lot of his teammates started asking you to cook for them. >> yes, that is correct. >> and this morning, you're also -- you're cooking something for us. it is a vegan take on a comfort food classic, mac and cheese. mm-mm. janai norman is already digging into it. >> you put food in front of me, i'm eating. >> this is how you start. you start by undercooking the pasta a little. why do you do that? >> because we're going to pop it in the oven and it's going to continue to cook. and if you cook your noodles all the way the end product will be this mushy, no shape pasta and you don't want that. you want it to have a little bit of a bite back. we call that al dente. the cheat is slightly undercook it so it continues to cook in the oven. >> al dente. that's what i'm talking about. cheese is no vegan.
so how do you make a cheesy sauce? >> so with the help of beautiful cashews, i'm a huge fan of cashews, you can make this as a savory dish and i can easily turn this into an actual cheesecake as well. >> what? well, you got our attention on that too. this looks great the way it is now for kids but you had a little something extra to make it more adult. what is that? >> so that is the help of truffles. so i push those flavors forward by using -- starting off using a truffle salt and then i finish the product by adding some really good high quality truffle oil when it's done and the trick to truffle oil is you don't want to put it on when you're baking because it's a very delicate oil and it loses its flavor quickly with heat so you're going to put that on to finish a product when it's completely finished. >> well, let's see the finished product. what you got?
>> okay. so this we have is the truffle. however, in my book i have several flavors. these are all fan favorites that started off with just truffle, but my clients and all the teammates liked this so much that i grew my recipes into a buffalo flavor and then a bacon one, as well. >> oh. charity, that is like charity to me to offer those two up. i'm all in. i got to say, this is absolutely delicious. so thank you for making this for us this morning. >> thank you so much. >> say hello to derrick for me and everybody out there -- >> he's around here somewhere. >> he's around here somewhere. he's lucky. he gets to eat the rest of the food. hey, derrick, good to see you, man. >> he said good to see you. >> you too.
>> all right, you guys, have a great week. thank you so much, charity, for joining us. you can scan the qr code on the screen to get the recipe on goodmorningamerica.com and charity's cookbook, "unbelievably -- janai, i can't say it. >> "unbelievably vegan" is out today. >> thank you. >> we'll be right back. >> we'll be right back. ♪ i need hot stuff ♪ - [announcer] the more we learn about covid-19 the more questions and worries we have. calhope can help with free covid-19 emotional support. calhope can help with free covid-19 emotional support. call 833-317-4673 or live chat at calhope.org today.
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>> building a better bay area, moving forward, finding solutions, this is abc 7 news. jobina: good morning, i'm jobina fortson. let's check in with francis with a check of traffic. francis: we have another traffic alert, this one causing some big delays. it is in injury crash involving a motorcycle. westbound 24 and westbound 580 really slowing as you approach the scene. traffic is backed up for miles. once you get past the crash, the toll plaza is looking clear. drew: tracking some pockets of fog. one has developed in the south, san jose, down to a quarter of mile. napa is down to zero miles visibility, one quarter in santa rosa. it almost looks like a summer picture. we have some low cloud cover out there. clouds slowly lift this morning for some afternoon sunshine. cooler afternoon in the 50's and 60's. jobina: time for "live with
kelly and ryan." we will be back at 11:00. >> announcer: it's "live with kelly and ryan!" today, from the new series, "how i met your father," hilary duff. plus, "succession" star and author, brian cox. also, our "new you in '22!" continues with a full body workout from fit-fluencer, melissa wood-tepperberg. all next on "live!" ♪ ♪ and now, here are kelly ripa and ryan seacrest! >> kelly: morning! it is tuesday, january 18th, 2022. can we take a shot of deja again? that necklace is extraordinary. >> deja: oh,