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brand-new information on the aruba bombshell we first broke on "gma." a new interrogation and racy photos of robyn gardner reportedly found on the prime suspect's camera. her boyfriend speaks out about that high-priced insurance policy that authorities are now investigating. a new breed of crime. brazen acts of dognapping caught on tape. thefts skyrocketing. we are with the real pet detectives as desperate owners frantically try to get back their best friends. the one thing you need to know to prevent this from happening to you. and labor of love. country superstar martina mcbride's inspirational message to every family in the fight of its life with a little help from robin and some very special friends. ♪
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what a lovely way to start the day. >> she has the voice of an angel. "i'm gonna love you through it" is the name of it. if you've been through an illness or anything you need to see this powerful video and those who have loved us through it. >> online it is something special. we have a lot to get to, as well. president obama off the bus tour heading to the beach. also under a lot more pressure, record low poll numbers. also the newest candidate in the race keeps shaking things up, texas governor rick perry is the front-runner in some national polls. a closer look at him. >> he has hit the ground running. into the stunner rocking the world of reality tv. new details about the shocking death of the husband of one of the real housewives. how the show affected his life. >> and whether the show is going to go on as planned in september. get ready to rock. we have the biggest song of the summer, six weeks at number one, they are live right here in
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times square, lmfao. >> "party rock anthem," it is the song of the summer. to the news and josh elliott. >> lots of breaking news a wild ride for stocks already today. pummeled first in europe overnight and now a dow on a wild ride, off a cliff, down almost 500 points as i speak. bianna golodryga is here with the details. >> not a pretty morning. good morning to you. the markets are concerned on two dmik reports, two disappointing economic report this is morning. consumers paying more for clothes, gas, food and that sparked concerns about inflation. more people than expected filed and applied for unemployment benefits, on the heels of the big selloff in europe continued concerns they're not able to solve their debt woes. we have that meeting between the french president and german chancellor to see if they come up with a a resolution they
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didn't. bailout package, nothing resolved, there is concerns globally we could see another selloff. >> last week's pendulum swing looking into a second week. wean ga bean . and president obama has demanded that syria's president assad step down immediately. he has overseen a brutal and deadly crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators. killing hundreds and detaining thousands in recent days. now to the chilling school bomb plot in tampa. a 17-year-old stopped in his tracks before he could unleash what might have been unprecedented bloodshed on dozens of unsuspecting classmates. abc's yunji de nies is in tampa with the very latest. yunji, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, josh. abc news has learned that jared cano may have been training by blowing up test explosives. police say he was expelled here last april and may have been plotting his revenge. investigators tell abc news jared cano had the means for
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mayhem and was just days away from carrying out his murderous plot, all of it outlined in a manifesto including a minute-by-minute plan to plant bombs on the first day of classes at freedom high. acting on an anonymous tip police searched cano's home tuesday and say they found shrapnel, plastic tubing, accelerants, fuses and timers, all the makings of pipe bombs. >> we were probably able to thwart a potentially catastrophic event, the likes of which the city of tampa has not seen. >> reporter: he was alledgedly targeting two assistant principals he believed wronged him and at least 30 students. >> his goal was to cause a number of student casualties that would either equal or exceed those at columbine. >> reporter: his facebook page shows one image after another of him drinking, smoking marijuana and brandishing machetes.
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his favorite quote, "lessons not learned in blood are soon forgotten." just hours before his arrest he posted "i just did the dumbest thing ever." now, school will start here on schedule on tuesday but administrators say they are bringing in extra police officers to make parents and students feel more safe. cano will be miles away from here. he is in jail and won't have his first court appearance until september 2nd. josh? >> yunji de nies with mother in tampa. >> multd imattacks in southern israel killing at least seven, targets including a passenger bus and a grouch soldiers,ed search is stililon for the attackers. a shocking and freak accident here in new york city. a sanitation worker lost control of his truck and ended up dangling from a building. the truck coming through the building. it's a salt spreader and burst right through a second story brick wall of the sanitation repair shop in queens.
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luckily it stopped short of plunging to the pavement, the driver plucked to safety. can't blame him, he promptly fainted and was taken to the hospital, where he remains now in stable condition. >> boy, cannot blame him for that. amazing he held up. okay, josh, thanks. we turn to politics and as president obama heads to martha's vineyard today for his summer break he'll be escaping not only the summer heat in washington, d.c. but his lowest poll numbers on the economy. the latest gallup poll shows only one in four americans think he is doing a good job on the issue most important to them. the president's challenges are hammering away at that and jim avila has more on the man who has taken the race by storm, texas governor rick perry. he is not afraid to take controversial stands. >> that's his reputation. rick perry's texas pours more greenhouse gas into the atmosphere than any other state
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in the country and on the campaign trail yesterday perhaps we found out why. unmistakably texan, unbashedly brazen -- he doesn't care about the scientific evidence that greenhouse gas is caused by burning fossil fuels. >> we are seeing weekly or daily scientists coming forward and questioning the original idea that manmade global warming is what is causing the climate to change. >> reporter: he's not shy about taking on the president either. mocking the claim that the border is safer than it's ever been. >> i have no idea. maybe he was talking about the canadian border. >> reporter: or in his first week as an official candidate refusing to back off his charge that if the federal reserve prints more money to pay off debt, chairman ben bernanke would be -- >> treasonous. >> reporter: telling new hampshire voters -- >> they should be transparent so the people of the united states know what they're doing. >> reporter: like a texas twister he has sucked up political oxygen. >> i'm the product of a place called paint creek.
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doesn't have a zip code. it's too small to be called a town along the rolling plains of texas. >> reporter: rick perry's house had no indoor plumbing and his hometown, no stop lights. >> my dad always referred to it as the big empty. >> reporter: handsome, dubbed governor good hair by a newspaper columnist, and famous for speaking his mind, so who is this three-term governor of texas who never lost an election? nine straight victories, first as a democrat. >> the real action is right here in texas! >> reporter: a theatrical campaigner, a natural performer who was a yell captain at texas a&m. married nearly 30 years to anita that, they met in grade school, and has a grown son and daughter. carries one when he runs. >> i'm allowed to go jogging and if a cow jumps out i can take care of him. >> reporter: and a not so friendly relationship with the press. he once finished a tough
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interview with this harsh good-bye. >> adios, mofo. >> one of his most famous comments was his threat to have texas secede from the union if the country doesn't get back on track. >> that is what he's downplaying now. now to the new details abc has learned about the night robyn gardner vanished in aruba and the suspect at the center of the investigation. now we told you about the possible motive in the case. police there looking at whether money was the reason for her disappearance. abc's ashleigh banfield, you are now on the case. >> yet another missing woman in aruba, and this one baffling police, family and friends for over two weeks now. they do have a suspect in custody being questioned but it's not going well. a law enforcement source has confirmed to abc news that the daily interrogations of 50-year-old gary giordano continued yesterday for six hours over the disappearance of robyn gardner, yet he remained uncooperative. and shocking details have
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emerged in "people" magazine that aruban police discovered racy photos of robyn with giordano on his digital camera. they're being described as "beyond pornographic." as abc news first reported, police are also investigating an insurance policy on robyn gardner that's worth as much as $1.5 million and names giordano as the beneficiary. >> we knew from himself that it was taken out. that's what we're investigating and we're investigating that material that has to do with the investigation. >> reporter: disturbing details to her estranged boyfriend who was left back home. >> to be honest i was saddened to hear it and i can't believe that robyn would ever sign something like that voluntarily. maybe if she was forced to, maybe if she was misinformed as to what it was. >> reporter: as the clock ticks away on the time giordano can be held, he is interrogated daily
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without his lawyer. after all, this is aruba, where america's fifth amendment right to remain silent does not span the deep blue seas. but the investigation, make no mistake, is full front, in fact, they are speeding things up. they've sent off evidence to holland for processing and it usually takes about three months for that kind of processing but this time they say it's going to take a speedy one week, perhaps lessons learned from natalee holloway. not sure, robin. >> ashleigh, thanks. we'll bring in "gma" legal analyst dan abrams now and, dan, the insurance policy, not quite sure about that. travelers' insurance is pretty common. >> if the authorities come to believe this could have been premeditated it could change everything because instead of looking for what might have happened down there to lead to an incident they can start looking, again, at his computer records. they can start looking at what happened before he left to say how did he prepare for it, what did he do to get ready for it,
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et cetera, so that really could change the entire direction of the investigation. >> it could make all the difference. let's dig deeper into some things ashleigh brought up, the fact that he is being interrogated for hours without an attorney. >> yeah. the difference is he can still say i don't want to answer those questions, which apparently the investigators have said he is doing. he is saying i'm not going to answer any old questions. i'm only going to answer new ones. in the united states, though, if he said i don't want to answer any more questions they'd have to stop asking questions immediately. in this case he can say i don't want to answer questions and they'll say okay and ask him another one. they're doing this day after day. at some point it's probably not going to become particularly productive. they're certainly hoping to break him down to some degree. we have to see what they get from him but some of the statements that he's making are really important in the context of this case. i mean, the fact that he was at a restaurant with her that day and that the waiter saw them
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there and said that she seemed woozy. he told the authorities that she had taken a sleeping pill earlier that day and they were drinking vodka, so the claim is she's taking a sleeping pill, drinking vodka and going out snorkeling later that day. that's the sort of thing that's going to lead the authorities to say, what the heck is going on here? >> yeah, something is definitely going on that would lead them to speculate. also the fact that the evidence has to be sent to holland. how does that hamper the investigation? >> look, they believe that they can do more thorough and more advanced investigations, remember, aruba long connected with holland so they send it there to do the more advanced techniques when it comes to the scientific evidence. but, look, i think a lot of the evidence in this case isn't going to be scientific and complicated. it's going to be his account and whether his account makes sense. remember, he told the ticket agent when asked where's your companion, we're now learning from the abc reporting that he apparently said, she's taking another flight.
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these are the sorts of things that are going to pile up that really can create a case because he's tied himself to that story of snorkeling and now the authorities are piece by piece trying to take it apart. >> the more he talks the more they can catch him in perhaps inconsistencies. as always, dan, thanks very much. george? now to an exciting medical breakthrough for treating melanoma, one of the deadliest cancers, nearly 70,000 were diagnosed with it last year, 9,000 died from it but now the fda has approved a new drug showing remarkable success by attacking the disease in a whole new way. abc's dr. richard besser is here with more. rich, this did so well in the test that the fda rushed it to market. >> they have a new approval program for bringing promising drugs to the market and this is one of the first to go through it. melanoma is one of the deadliest forms of cancer but what they found in the study is people who took this drug, 63% fewer died during the period that -- absolutely huge. what's really exciting and
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promising to me is the approach that they took and this is an approach that says if you can understand what makes a cancer tick, what makes it work, what the changes are and design a drug to go after that, you can have major impacts on the word cancer so here they found that in these cell, these melanoma cells there was an on switch, a mutation in those cells and they designed a drug that went after that on switch and literally went in and turned it off. >> this was targeted at a spoke -- specific kind of melanoma. do we know whether it will work in other melanomas and over the long term? >> that's important. when they looked at people with metastatic melanoma only half of them have this mutation so those are the ones for whom it is effective. we'll have to look at it long term. in those who work, those in whom it works take a look at this. here's a picture of a patient who has melanoma. all of that is tumor in their body.
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two weeks later it literally melted away. it works that quickly. >> wow. there's some hope it could work in other cancers, as well. >> this mutation is found not only in metastatic melanoma and it's found in some types of thyroid cancer and leukemia and they'll look and see does this drug work for those. it also validates the approach of if you can understand what makes a cancer tick, what the inner workings are, you can design drugs that go after those and really have progress in the war on cancer. >> for now the cost is high. >> very high. this drug $100,000 a year, so knowing whether it works long term will be very important. >> okay, rich besser, thanks very much. now the weather. colleen coyle from wfaa in for sam. good morning, colleen. >> well, first the extreme heat. take a look at what's going on. eight states from texas to tennessee under advisories. these temperatures in the 90s, triple digits. my folks in dallas, toasty at 106. houston looking at 101 then heading off to the midwest looking at severe storms from
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minneapolis to kansas city. very strong storms with gusty winds and hail. c
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more on that forecast in the next hour. >> i see you're wearing your blue. >> because last time i was here we had a little battle going on. >> we won that battle. >> we did win. we beat the heat. >> colleen, she couldn't wait to get that one in. new fears about shark attacks and how safe it is to go to the beach right now. authorities banned swimming around cape cod after sharks were spotted close to shshe attacking seals. linsey davis has the latest from the cape. >> reporter: one of the world's most feared predators is making its s esence known off the coast of cape cod this summer with vicious attacks on gray seals. this is the setting steven spielberg chose for ththmovie
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"jaws" and some fear there could be a real-life "jaws" episode this up summer. sightings have been more plentiful than ever before and they've been coming so close to swimming areas that several popular beaches on cape cod will remain closed again today for the third straight day. >> the white shark is a big, charismatic species. it's also really mean looking and occasionally bites people. >> reporter: the sharks move into shallow water to hunt the abundance of gray seals. a shark attack on a seal this past sunday is what caused the latest round of closures. already 18 attacks by several types of our finned friends s along the atlantic coast this year. greg skomal from the fisheries department has been tagging them off cape cod for years. >> we get a real sense of how they behave, not only over broad scales like where they migrate to in the wintertime but also
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over fine scales. what are they doing around cape cod? how are they behaving and strategies for hunting, so it's not that white sharks want to consume people. they want the seals. you know, you don't want to swim around the seals because the sharks are here to eat them. >> reporter: skomal hopes the tagging will help him learn more about the behavior of the great white and hopes what he discovers will help keep swimmers safe. for "good morning america," linsey davis, abc news, chatham, massachusetts. >> rule of thumb, swimmers are encouraged to stay out of the water early in the morning, late at night, feeding times. the stunner in the reality tv world. family and friends speaking out about what may have pushed a real housewives' husband over the edge. real housewives' husband over the edge. [ male announcer ] get ready for the left lane. the volkswagen autobahn for all event is back. right now, get a great deal on new volkswagen models, including the cc. and every volkswagen includes scheduled carefree maintenance. that's the power of
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francisco boulevard. live shot 80 crowded but problem-free towards the mcarthur maze. metering lights are on. >> when we come back, mike has a look at the forecast.
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welcome back. clouds rolling through the east bay hills this morning. clouds causing delays of 45
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what you need to know to protect your pet. >> could be a sign of the times, economic time, who knows but wrong all the way around. we have a special video we can't wait to share with you in our next half hour and i was honored to be asked to be a part of this with country superstar martina mcbride. itit a new single that she has for everyone struggling through tough times with special guest appearances as you can see and i'm telling you, if you can, you got to run out and set the dvr if you know someone who is going through something, get them in front of the set. it will really inspire you. >> come back for that. we cannot wait to hear from regis philbin. he's about to be named a disney legend this weekend. robin had a chance to talk to him. he's interviewed everyone but you got him to reveal the one person he wants that he never got. >> somebody that we have talked to. he didn't like that the person talked to us and not him. >> competitive juices flowing. >> something going. >> we'll get to that but we begin with the fallout over the suicide of russell armstrong. the husband of one of "the real
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housewives of beverly hills." new charges that the show pushed him over the edge and real questions as to whether the show should air as planned in september. andrea canning is here. >> reporter: some of his family members are claiming his estranged wife taylor pushed him to be on a show he just didn't want to be a part of and that the show ultimately ruined his life and many thinking about life and thir considering bringing a lawsuit against bravo tv. it's the scandal rocking the reality world and now the los angeles coroner has confirmed russell armstrong's death was, in fact, a suicide. he was found hanging by an electrical cord in an l.a. home. toxicology tests are still pending. armstrong's business partner, francisco martin, was one of the people to discover his body. he was vague about what may have led to the suicide. >> there's so many variables that we have absolutely no idea. i mean i don't know what was going on in his mind. >> reporter: he also confirmed armstrong's 5-year-old daughter kennedy still does not know her
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father is gone. >> she doesn't know yet. and we want to keep it that way for awhile. >> reporter: abc news sat down with armstrong's stepmother gladys who believes the show painted him as a villain and ultimately pushed him over the edge. >> i know the show ruined his life. deep in my heart i know that because russell was not what he was made out to be. >> reporter: his famous widow taylor armstrong is in the middle of shooting a second season of "the real housewives of beverly hills" and much of her story line is centered around their turbulent relationship. >> i feel like i'm breaking. >> reporter: his family believes taylor's extravagant beverly hills lifestyle seemed to be too much for russell. >> i'm just writing the checks. >> i think that taylor was a little bit responsible. he just was pushed to the limit with her and trying to keep up with the joneses. >> reporter: taylor had filed for divorce in july citing physical abuse.
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russell armstrong's attorney claims his client blamed the show for his strained marriage and the pressure to one-up the fellow real housewives for sending him deep into debt. >> at first they probably thought the fame was great then he realized this has ruined my marriage, ruined my life. >> reporter: "us weekly" is reporting the premiere is in jeopardy. >> scheduled to take place on labor day but bravo is reconsidering. the show plans to take a look at the footage and re-edit it. >> reporter: the network said that "we're all looking at how to proceed with the series which was finished primary production and set to premiere labor day. we'll let you know what we decide when we do." danielle staub told "entertainment tonight" she understands how the pressures of life on reality tv can lead to desperate thoughts. >> i was very close to taking my own life not just on one occasion. >> reporter: taylor armstrong is now planning her estranged husband's funeral and her
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business partner defended her saying her lifestyle anded couple's fighting did not lead to his death. apparently a emergency meeting was led with the cast to decide how to go forward. >> thanks very much. for more we're joined d by russell armstrong's nephew austin kelso and austin, thank you very much for joining us this morning. i know you were close to your uncle and this is a tough time for you. >> yes, it is, george, thank you very much. >> you know, we saw in andrea's piece that russell's stepmother thinks the show ruined his life. is that what you think? >> i don't. i think there are other factors that could have ruined his life, per se. i mean i guess the show could have been one of those factors but i don't think it was solely based on the show. >> did you ever have any inkling at all? i know it's so hard to understand suicide from the outside but did you ever have any inkling at all?
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that your uncle might do something like this? >> absolutely not. my family is still in shock from everything and we -- it was the last thing we saw coming. >> last thing, so no indication from your uncle and i know you regularly texted him. your mom had seen him just a week or so ago that he was in despair? >> that's right. i texted him -- well, we texted back and forth about a couple weeks ago i asked him if the divorce was actually going to happen. i thought maybe it was sometetng from the show that maybe a stunt to try to do whatever. so i think -- he texted me back and said it was actually going to happen and i said, well, i send you my love and taylor and kennedy, as well, and that was the last time i talked to him. >> what did your uncle think
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about the show overall? was he excited about it? was he having fun? was it becoming a problem for him? >> well, we talked about it first, he told me he was going to be on it. he picked me up from l.a.x. and he seemed really ecstatic about it and i was happy for him, of course, and at that point he was happy. and then when i visited him about a couple -- a week -- a couple weeks later to a month, he was just telling me how stressed out he was from the show and things like that. >> your mom lori told "hollywood life" your uncle had struggled with anger issues ever since he accidentally shot her when they were very little kids. is that true? >> i'm not sure about that, george. >> no? so you don't know anything about it. >> i know -- i think when i saw him get angry or things like that, it was things out of like a business aspect or things like that.
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it wasn't -- and it wasn't an amount of anger that would be considered like anger management. >> so you don't think he had anger issues? >> not at all. i think it was a natural state of anger that he would get in like everybody else does. >> as you know, they're trying to decide what to do with "real housewives" right now. do you think the show should go on? >> of course, that is decided by bravo but i think in my personal opinion bravo should take the high road and do what they think is the right thing to do. >> which would be? >> which would be -- i think in my opinion russell should be edited out. >> so he should be edited out but you dmientd don't mind if the show goes on but he should be completely edited out? >> i think so in respect to taylor and the family. >> austin, thank you very much for joining us this morning. >> absolutely. >> and it is time now for the
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weather. colleen coyle from our dallas station wfaa in for sam. >> hey, good morning, everyone. let's take a look outside. we've gone from the drought and heat in the south to some torrential rainfall here across the north. stretching all the way from the midwest down to the missouri river. thth've been getting a lot of clusters of showers and thunderstorms bringing in a lot of rain that could create travel delays throughout the day. tropical weather. an active season except the first seven storms they never made hurricane status but we are looking at one wave that's just moving into central america. check out the weather out west, boy, does that sound nice. >> the south is back on the burner. more on that heat wave coming upup this portion of the weather brought to you by dairy queen. >> thanks, colleen. when we come back, bold thieves and brazen dognapping. why your pet could be in big
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>> absolutely. these are family members. we actually found dog owners across the country facing this growing problem. dognappers going to extreme lengths to get their hands on coveted breeds. california, a security camera in the backyard of a breeder catches a thief jumping the fence ananstealing these husky puppies. >> tore our family apart for months trying to find those puppies. >> reporter: they never did. caught on tape, a ten-week-old maltese puppy stolen from a pet store in miami. two chocolate labs go missing. their owners sick with worry. one comes back, the other is still gone. like, oh, my god, oh, my god, oh, my god. >> reporter: a man allegedly posted on facebook trying to sell the dogs. he was arrested for grand theft and the charges are still pending. isolated incidents? hardly. perhaps a sign of a struggling economy, this is a growing and scary trend. >> the american kennel club
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continues to see an alarming rise in the number of dognappings. >> reporter: lisa peterson is the communications director for the akc that has seen a 49% increase in pepethefts this year alone. john and dina were devastated when their 4-month-old dog mr. james brown went missing. >> we were really, really concerned that this wasn't going to end well. >> reporter: so they hired a pet detective. >> we thought the dog squeezed out some bars. that's when we can bring out the search dog. >> reporter: annalisa berns from pet search and rescue worked on the case. >> good girl, rainbow, ready. search, where is the dog? >> reporter: it works very much the same as for a missing person using dogs to try to find the scent. john and dina's story had a happy ending. they got mr. james brown back but that is not always the case. most people, over 80% to 90%, they can get their pets back on their own if they know what to
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do. they don't need the search dog. >> reporter: what do you need to know to prevent your pet from becoming a statistic? >> the biggest prevention tip is a collar and tags, hands down. it's the easiest, most inexpensive thing you can do and really have that increase your chances of getting your dog back. >> so essential and the akc recommends having your dog microchipped and being enrolled in a pet recovery service, and one of the fastest ways to get your pet back. and k.j., do you ve tags? >> i want to get her microchipped. you have dogs too. >> when you find a dog microchips are in it so look into it. >> i'm glad mr. james brown is back home. thank you, lara. what's really behind abercrombie's move to tell the situation to take it all off. do tell. [ male announcer ] this is our beach. ♪ ♪ this is our pool. ♪ ♪ our fireworks.
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the coast guard is continuing its search this morning for a man reported missing after his canoe overturned near treasure island. three were in the canoe two were able to swim to shore. they couldn't find the third person or the canoe they called for help shortly after 6:00 last night. >> still cloudy delays around sfo. 60s at the coast 70s around the bay 80s and 90s inland. today is probably the last day for a while. >> easy commute now. cal train northbound 217 and 319 both trains running 20 to 30 minutes behind. >> the news continues now with "good morning america".
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ah yes. there it is. the "mystery spot". not a mammal in this household is willing to lay claim to its origin. we may never know. let that sink in, people. we may never know. but now? now is not the time for blame. now is the time for action. ♪call 1-8-s♪
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♪ ♪ erybody just have a good time ♪ ♪ and we gonna make you lose
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your mind everybody just have a good time ♪ >> let's go. >> they are here rocking in times square already. they've been here all morning long. everybody excited about it. >> the shufflin'. >> an example of the shufflin'. >> it feels good. it feels good. >> it resembles the shuffle. >> if it feels good. >> i can guarantee that. the exact same thing is happening in my house right now, very few things that make me feel at home. this is it. lmfao, big with elliot and harper. >> oh, and it is the son and grandson of the legendary berry gordy who founded motown. >> very cool. and you guys remember yesterday we told you about the fitch versus the sitch. the showdown yesterday in our "pop news heat index." hot teen brand abercrombie & fitch willing to pay the situation not to wear his clothes. there is a new wrinkle in the story. >> oh, boy. there's no such thing. >> everyone wins. >> everyone wins in this one.
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and this is a winning video. martina mcbride, my new bff, and she -- i was just really honored she wanted me to be a part of it. it's called "i'm gonna love you through it," and if you're going through any kind of struggle, it's really going to lift people up. i tell you what. >> i got to say -- >> katie couric and some others. >> it's a two-hanky hit. >> tears of joy and gratitude. >> it's absolutely beautiful. >> all about great music and also tomorrow, as well. another big concert in central park. taio cruz, he's going to be rocking central park. you don't need a ticket for this. just come on down, central park, tomorrow morning, taio cruz. ♪ i want to celebrate ♪ >> your kids like this too. >> they love this too in the backseat. >> forever. as are you, josh elliott. >> thank you, robin. you shouldn't have especially when i have news to do. we'll begin with breaking news. steep drop for the marks, dow plunging more than 500 point tess open. bean ga golodryga rejoins us.
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what does it mean? >> fear back on wall street. concerns overseas on europe if they can come up with a solution to their debt cry shifs we didn't see anything out of tuesday meeting with the french president and german chancellor. here, other side of the pond continuing concerns about a slowing economy. disappointing new, consumer spending was up concerns there could be inflation on the rise and more people than expected pla an plied for unemployment benefits. all in all, concerns overseas and here global concerns of economic slowdown is what sparked the selloff this morning. >> thank you. a woman nicknamed the bad hair bandit is in custody in california. investigators say cynthia van holland had a thing for ill-fitting wigs ranking from curly blond to wavy red and the signature look, if you will, a short brown bob and van holland was finally arrested near sacramento wigless after police say she held up as many as 20
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banks across four states. and now here's our diane sawyer with a preview of tonight's "world news." diane? >> good morning, josh. and most heart attacks happen without warning, but it turns out doctors can now get a clearer picture and alert you if something is wrong. be sure to watch tonight on "world news." we'll tell you all about it. meanwhile, here in new york subway riders like to say they see rats the size of ponies on the track. and they're not lying but they haven't seen this rodent spotted trolling around california's central coast. a fleeting glimpse, no, not of bigfoot or the loch ness monster. it's a capybara, and it's on the loose in paso robles, california. workers at a wastewater treatment plant snapped these shots of the massive south american rodent emerging from a pond. but don't worry, the california department of fish and game says it's probably just an escaped pet, and it's no harm. it's just going to root around. the capybara is the world's largest rodent.
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not quite a rat, more like a monstrous hamster. the nocturnal vegetarians routinely weigh in at over 100 pounds, about the size of a dog and while you need a special permit to have one as a pet in california, this guy lived right at home with melody topaldas in texas. there's even a youtube page dedicated to him. and as for our rogue rodent in paso robles, well, like any self-respecting animal on the lam, he's got a twitter account @cacapybara. tweeting "lost on vacation, where is the damn embassy? i need a passport." >> oh, my goodness. >> yeah, okay, so we're divided though. >> cute? >> i made a mistake of saying it was cute. the look i got from you makes me want to take it back. >> robin, you taking one home? >> no, i don't think so. >> not taking it back to the roberts' household. >> lara, you going to weigh in? >> i thought he was cute.
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i thought he was cute. >> once again i lose. as angie said, tastes like chicken. >> ooh. >> get going. get going. >> all right, everybody, welcome to "pop news heat index." there is a brand-new way to be totally useless at the office yet look like you are incredibly busy. it's a new downloadable program called and it allows you to disguise your facebook page as an elaborate very smart excel spreadsheet or switch back to a real spreadsheet by hitting the space bar. the clever time-wasting device developed by an undergraduate at yale university. his parents should be so very, very proud of their son. >> that's terrific. and speculation on kim kardashian's wedding is burning up the internet today. rumors about who is in, who may now be disinvited. one thing that's actually been confirmed, though, "dancing with the stars" mark ballas, who was
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kim's partner on the show, will be choreographing the first dance and we were thinking maybe at the end a romantic touch, bruno tonioli a shout, 10! wouldn't that be good? no? well, anyway, how you doin'? it's not easy being green unless you have a brand-new movie and album coming out. the new muppet movie is out in november and now their green album is dropping with bands like okay go and weezer covering their greatest hits. a highlight. the classic here, could this be the most sensational, muppet-sational album of all time? absolutely. and finally, this next story should raise the spirits of all you wine lovers out there and -- >> i just groaned. >> unlike harder alcohol that can lead to weight gain, a new study is now showing, listen up, roberts, moderate consumption of wine can lead to weight loss.
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and lower the risk of diabetes up to 30%. >> what are you trying to say? >> to be clear, moderate consumption does not mean you down an entire box of wine. >> a box of wine. >> how many wine boxes did you have? >> did you say that because we were out last night? >> we were doing it good. >> you're a moderate drinker. >> that was mean calling me a moderate drinker now that i think about it. all right, lara. >> it's over. see you later. colleen, we're going to save you from this but you can bring us some weather. from wfaa in dallas. >> here in times square, got a great crowd out here. take a look. i got some friends from bryant, texas, here, they followed me all the way to new york city. we got new mexico, austin, santa barbara, active crowd even with some drizzle here in new york city they've come out to watch "good morning america" this morning. but first let's say hello to all of my dallas friends. we got a wide shot here from dallas. thank you to our affiliate wfaa.
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nice sunrise looking at 52 days of triple-digit heat. now as we take a look at our hottest cities across the area, south, wow, back on the burner. 106 in dallas. oklahoma city looking at the 100s, and houston, you're looking at 17 days and counting of triple-digit heat. wow. look at those temperatures. so nice on the west coast, los angeles and also into seattle. some rain across the midwest, some severe storms and 93 in orlando.
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>> w wl, it's starting to rain a little bit here in new york city. may have to toss it back inside, lara. >> colleen, thank you. here's a look at what's coming up on our "gma" morning menu. a new wrinkle in abercrombie & fitch and the situation? was it all just a publicity stunt? it sure could be. the puns keep coming. from the situation to the satisfaction. we talk to regis philbin as his new honor as a tv legend and the guest that got away. and lmfao is here to perform the number one song of the summer, "party rock anthem." stay with us on "gma." ♪ everybody just have a good time ♪ ♪ and we gonna make you lose your mind ♪ ♪ everybody just have a good time ♪ good time ♪
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♪ get crazy get wild ♪ >> this may be the shrewdest stunt of the year. abercrombie & fitch picks a public fight saying it will make mike "the situation" sorrentino and the rest of the "jersey shore" cast not to wear its clothes. the cast taking offense on twitter. the whole feud has gone viral and bianna golodryga is covering all the action. bianna, this has the smell of everyone fighting all the way to the bank. >> i think you're on to something. even the company's ceo was itching to talk about a&f's latest move. abercrombie & fitch reported earnings yesterday morning and analysts and the chief executive said is no one going to ask about the situation? what's his beef with the sitch? and whatever happened to all publicity being good publicity? in fashion, a celebrity endorsement is everything. >> dolce & gabbana.
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>> prada head to toe. >> louis vuitton. >> reporter: they usually covet a star's big seal of approval by asking them to wear the fashionable threads, not take them off, except when it comes to the fist-pumping block from the "jersey shore." preppy label abercrombie & fitch zeroed in on the situation and gotten themselves into a little situation of their own. >> abercrombie & fitch has a situation. more like they don't want the situation. >> abercrombie & fitch wants to ditch the sitch. >> reporter: a&f, brand famous for parading shirtless me models an the store have offered to pay mike "the situation" sorrentino and the rest of the "jersey shore" not to wear their clothes. in a press release, abercrombie says it's a win/win situation. they are deeply concerned that mr. sorrentino's association with our brand could cause significant damage to our image. >> they're saying they explicitly want to break with the show but there's no way you can talk about the show and a
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character wearing your clothes without instantly connecting the two in the minds of the consumer. >> reporter: mtv fired back with a statement of their own. "it's a clever pr stunt and we'd love to work with them on other ways they can leverage 'jersey shore' to reach the largest youth audience on television." >> i think it's kind of ridiculous. they want to pay him not to wear it. >> they're trying to promote their brand as more dignified clothing apparel. >> he's not exactly a shining example of moral character if that's what you're really going for. >> reporter: pauly d. came to sitch's defense tweeting this picture saying "hmm, if they don't want us to wear those clothes why make gtl shirts. #yourprsux. this isn't the first time they've done this. aeropostale asked gary shirley to stop wearing their t-shirts. the teen dad sweeted "i'm no longer allowed to wear aero
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though i stopped a while ago. they called and banned it. was a very sad day for me. rip." a & f has taken it to a new level, and whether they mean it or not, it looks like the company may be cashing in on a little bit of that gtl gold. >> just last year they put out a t-shirt that said fitchuation. if that isn't a blatant attempt to associate the prand with the "jersey shore" product i don't know what is. >> most believe it is more of a pr stunt and saying it they really wanted the sitch to stop there are other avenues they could have taken, such as insisting mtv blur the brand name. >> their revenue was not as good as they -- their stock is going down whilelehis is all happening. >> right. he's still giddy from the pr stunt that they love. why isn't anybody asking about this? it's a win/win for both. we shall see. >> i think it's good pr but we want you to weigh in on this, as well. what do you think? do you think this pr stunt is going to work?
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vote now using the "gma" app on your smartphone or head to our website. now for the big martina mcbride video from robin. >> hey, josh and lara, stop standing. come on over here. i want -- when i got the call from martina mcbride to be part of something special, she was going to shoot the music video for her new song "i'm gonna love you through it." tells the story of a special bond between those of us going through cancer and those who love us through it. i got to tell you when you're told you have cancer, you think life is over. my friends, it is not. let's see. hall of fame, check. drove in the indy 500 as a pace car driver, check, and in a music video, check. life after cancer is pretty good. on the music video set you never know who you're going to bump into. well, look who is in hair and makeup. hoda kotbe. had no idea she could sing.
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>> don't make me dancece ♪ everybody be breaking their neck like that girl ooh that girl who that girl ♪ >> did you write a song? >> i did. that's why m m-- >> later i made my music video debut telling my story of being a warrior in the fight against breast cancer. >> somebody loved me through this and i'm going to love somebody else through it and that's what we have to do for one another. the video includes testimonials from other survivors like sheryl crow and sharing her perernal story of loss, katie couric. >> i'm lucky i have a family that is incredibly supportive. >> later the powerful voice behind the song, martina mcbride stopped by to say hello. >> you're here. your passion behind it. >> well, it just touched me, that song, and i just knew it was just an immediate reaction. i just thought i have to do it. >> reporter: ultimately it's a song about things that matter the most and for me, faith, family and friends.
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>> are you ready? >> uh-huh. >> for the world tv premiere of the video? i know you're going to love it as much as we all do, martina mcbride, "i'm gonna love you through it." >> i was diagnosed in may of 2006. >> april 15th, tax day. >> when you're diagnosed with cancer, everybody around you is diagnosed as well. >> it's at that point you realize just how much someone means to you. >> all i wanted to do was to live to raise my children. ♪ she dropped the phone and burst into tears ♪ ♪ the doctor just confirmed her fears ♪ ♪ her husband held it in and held her tight ♪ ♪ cancer don't discriminate or care if you're just 38 ♪ ♪ with three kids who need you in their lives ♪
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♪ he said i know that you're afraid and i am too ♪ ♪ but you'll never be alone i promise you ♪ ♪ when you're weak i'll be strong ♪ ♪ when you let go i'll hold on ♪ ♪ when you need to cry i swear that i'll be there to dry your eyes ♪ ♪ when you feel lost and scared to death like you can't take one more step ♪ ♪ just take my hand together we can do it i'm gonna love you through it ♪ >> but my husband was so supportive. >> he just looked at me and said, you know w wt, it's going to be okay. >> and there was my dad sitting on the little bench. >> we've just been this team. >> he just said i wanted to be with you.
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>> my sister moved in with me. like tripping over my niece and my sister. >> it was wonderful to know that i had a support system. >> they always loved me and never made me feel like a burden. ♪ she made it through the surgery fine they said they caught it just in time ♪ ♪ but they had to take more than they planned ♪ ♪ and now it's forced smiles and baggy shirts to hide what the cancer took from her ♪ ♪ but she just wants to feel like a woman again ♪ ♪ she said i don't think i can do this anymore ♪ ♪ he took her in his arms and said that's what my love is for ♪ ♪ when you're weak i'll be strong ♪ ♪ when you let go i'll hold on ♪ ♪ when you need to cry i swear that i'll be there to dry your eyes ♪
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♪ when you feel lost and scared to death ♪ ♪ like you can't take one more step just take my hand together we can do it ♪ ♪ i'm gonna love you through it ♪ >> 17 years later here we are. >> i'm lucky i have a family that is incredibly supportive. >> this was my safe haven. it was like, you know, god and angels right there with me. >> i appreciate all of my caretakers that took such good care of me and that was you, daddy. >> i love you. >> i love you. ♪ when this road gets too long i'll be the rock you lean on ♪ ♪ just take my hand together we can do it ♪ ♪ i'm gonna love you through it
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i'm going love you through it ♪ >> you know people love you in your life but you don't know how much until you get sick. >> wonderful set of friends that would rally around me at any given moment. >> just that people would give up their life and their time to stay with you. >> somebody loved me through this and i'm going to love somebody else through it and that's what we have to do for one another. ♪ i'm gonna love you through it ♪ >> i thank my momma, my daddy up there, my brothers and sisters, everyone, "gma" viewers. >> wow. >> i wasn't expecting to do this. >> well, of course. >> but it's really -- actually tears of joy. they are. >> so great to see all that love shine through that entire video, all that love, all that strength
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and the way that martina just tells a story is so great. >> yeah, it's something that was very important to her. she knows some people. you saw our new colleague katie couric, she lost her husband, she lost a sister. everyone has gone through it and i really love my favorite part was when we were writing on the lantern. and we really did that. you put something that meant something to you. for me it was faith, family friends. i really thought i was going to hold it together. >> nobody else did. >> i know, i know. >> thank you, george. >> all your former colleagues at espn where you are so loved talked when i was there about watching your fight and watching this, it's just so nice to be a part of your life now. it's such an honor. it's such an honor. >> thank you. >> you really honestly looking at you in the video, you are the
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face of the fight and of the strength that it takes to get through such a challenge and it is such a pleasure to sit next to you every day. >> we are done with crying nowow >> yes, we are. >> we are going to party. we got lmfao coming in the next half hour. >> should we get up and dance? ♪ hey ♪ party rock is in the house tonight ♪ ♪ everybody just have a good time ♪ ♪ a police standoff has dagged on nearly 24 hours continues at a san rafael though tell. an joys stretch of 580 has
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reopened. police put a piece of steel over the window where the again man had been able to over like 580. he fired shots over the freeway yesterday morning. the suspect says he has his girlfriend in the room. police are treating this has a hostage situation. couple problems first san rafael surface street of francisco closed no delays. cal train northbound 217 and 319 delays should be just arriving in san francisco 30 minutes behind schedule. accident southbound 280 at 92, two left lanes blocked slow traffic inppppppppppppppppú
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ll in the 50s and 60s now. clouds and 60s at the coast sun and 70s around the bay 80s and 90s inland. cooling trend begins tomorrow and hands out through saturday. news continues now with ♪ party rock is in the house tonight everybody just have a good time ♪ ♪ and we gonna make you lose your mind
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♪ everybody just have a good time ♪ ♪ party rock is in the house tonight everybody just have a good time ♪ >> they are so much fun. "party rock anthem," number one on the charts all summer long. we can't get enough of it and we can't wait to hear them live here on "gma." >> everybody down here loving it already here in times square. >> feel like i'm golfing or something. >> since i'm getting wet i'll get to the next piece. we sent mellody out. she was ambushing shoppers trying to see if they're getting the best deals. also with some great tips to keep you on a budget. >> she is out there. we failed to mention that e martina mcbride album is coming out in october and she'll be here. the song "i'm gonna love you
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through it" will be on itunes beginning on friday. people have been asking about it. you know who else i got to hang out with? rege, regis philbin. he has spent more time in frt of a tv camera than anyone. he'll tell you that. i had a wonderful time sitting down with him after his program and did you know that this man is a legend? that and much more with rege. >> are we late? >> no, we're right on time. >> reporter: his mornings are anything but routine. >> who is my co-host today? >> erin andrews. >> reporter: he has logged nearly 17,000 hours of tv, making him the title holder of the guinness world record for most hours on camera. >> this is "good morning america." >> but in november after 28 years on "live with regis and kelly" regis is moving on. >> regis philbin and erin andrews. >> fans cannot imagine mornings without his legendary dry wit. >> do you like "jersey shore"?
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>> i love it. do you? >> not really. >> what are some of the biggest changes you've witnessed? >> i think cable has been an enormous change for television. as a matter of fact, i think -- you don't want to know what i really think. >> yeah, i do. >> i think cable has brought our culture down a notch or two. i'm sorry. that's just the way i feel about it. >> but there is something and yet you have the stars from this program come on. >> oh, absolutely, it's part of our business. >> actually regis is embracing change with humor taking a cue from a certain, shall we say, situation. >> i athe satisfaction. that's my nickname, the satisfaction. >> who gave you that? >> me. >> you are the satisfaction. did i hear that? >> do you like that? tell me the truth -- satisfaction. do i -- can i satisfy? here i am, baby. >> satisfafaction guaranteed. satisfaction guaranteed. >> talking about it on our show thiseek and explaining to somebody there's the situation and pauly d. and all these people. i'm the satisfaction.
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sure enough a young girl yelled out to me during the commercial break, hey, satisfaction, whoa! >> and he has the satisfaction of leaving the show on his own terms. >> as you said, you'u' not retiring. >> no. >> you're going to do something else. what is your next act? >> i didn't make it clear in the beginning. i should have said -- well, i did say i'm moving on but everybody mistook that for, oh, he's retiring. well, maybe i should retire. i just want to try something new. it's been 50 years since i started the talk show and 55 years in television. i did the news before that. and so i just want to try something different. >> do you have any idea what that different is? >> i don't know what it's going to be. i'm taking meetings right now as a matter of fact. i'll let you know, robin. >> somehow i don't think -- >> maybe there will be a little role in there for you. i'm not sure. >> somehow i don't think it's going to be a reality show. >> i don't think so. >> the meetings you're taking,
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but you truly are e someone that we in this industry have looked up to. >> does my name come up in the "gma" meetings? does george stephanopoulos say, how would regis handle this? i don't think so. >> maybe he's got a point there. for the man who seems to have done it all -- are there any guests you haven't had on that you would like to interview? >> well, i mean i was lucky to have the people that i really admired so much over the years. but a lot of them are gone now. >> yeah. >> i never got barbra streisand on our show and would love to have had her on. you have had her on. >> i've been in her home. >> shows you where we are. went to barbra's home. that's exactly what i'm talking about. i got to move on so i can find barbra streisand out thehe. >> i think we're going to do something on youtube. we'll make this plea for barbra streisand -- i do have to say this, you are irreplaceable. >> well, thank you. thank you very much, robin. that's very sweet of you to say
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that, yeah. >> but someone has to. >> someone will replace me. no doubt about it. has george put in a bid yet? i think stephanopoulos wants it. he's tired of getting up in the morning. throw him in the mix. why not? >> as for regis, while he figures out what's next -- >> that's not it. >> reporter: one thank that is certain he's being honored on friday at disney's d23 expo. a weekend event for fans and families. regis will be named a disney legend. >> i love all of you and i thank you very much for this -- you made me feel like a disney legend today. tell me again. >> you are a disney legend. you ju became a disney legend. what are you going to do, regis? >> i'm going to disneyland. >> we love rege and the regis farewell celebration will kick off the first week of september. we thought we'd put up shot here. not that we're trying to get rid of you at all but you know what he was saying, next to kelly.
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>> all rightht. >> i got regis' endorsement there. it actually is true. there are situations in the show where i do try to channel rege. >> do you really? he is something else and we have a lot of respect for him and wish him all the very, very best. >> thank you, sir. thank you very much. and so i think it's time now to go with colleen now that it's starting to rain a little bit. >> getting some weather here. rain out here in new yororcity but let's take a look. people this morning in the northwest asking where is summer? their temperatures have been staying around the 60s and 70s, 72 in seattle, 78 in portland. so a very mild start. they haven't seen many 90-degree days at all across the area but still other places across the country looking at the heat. we have dallas sitting in the 100s across the south. thunderstorms and severe storms around the midwest and out toward the west, nice and pleasant but phoenix, 109.
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so a very mi >> here to sve you, colleen. >> i know, it started to rain. that brought to you by folger's coffee in the morning. and i'm telling you we need coffee in the morning. coming up next, back-to-school bargains. mellody hobson breaks down shopping savings you don't want to miss.
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we have more now of our back-to-hool bargain series, the books, the clothes, the backpacks, they all add up, $600 a kid across america. subsequent our financial guru mellody hobson back to the streets to tell some shoppers about savings. it's back-to-school time and that means shopping. so mellody is gearing up. >> look at me. i match. >> this time stopping shoppers.
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>> can i talk to you about back-to-school shopping? are you saying no to me? please? no? taking them to school about saving on supplies. are you picking up stuff for school? are you doing back-to-school shopping? >> sort of. >> can i ask you some questions? how old are you, kiara? you're in kindergarten? how much do you generally spend? do you have a budget? >> yeah, i'm trying to keep a budget. >> do you come witith a li? i don't see a list anywhere. >> no, it's in mhead. >> okay. what's the budget? >> budget today is 30 bucks. >> do you have a list? >> oh, no, no i don't have a list. >> mellody's first tip, always shop with a list and stick to it. can i talk to you about back-to-school shopping? are you doing any back-to-school shopping? oh, good. come into my office. do you always come into the stores to shop? would you ever shop online? >> no, i don't shop online.
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i prefer to come to the stores. it takes too long. >> next go online first to compmpare prices. >> now, do you ever come to the store and it leads you down another aisle and you buy some other things? >> oh, yeah, i'm guilty. >> you're guilty. >> watch out for those impulse purchases especially if you shop for supplies with your kids. >> do o you like school? are you excited to go back? >> mellody, this time no one ran away from you unlike that dating segment. >> oh, no, they ran. >> they ran again. okay, well, let's boil it all down. what is the absolute number one most important rule when it comes to back-to-school shopping? >> besides the list the other thing that may be counterintuitive, unless you absolutely need the kids to try on shoes or try on clothes, leave them at home because they pressure you into buying things, teens want certain labels, kids
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want toys and it actually just eliminates a lot of agony, second, not intuitive, leave dad at home. >> what? >> especially -- don't l let dad shop alone for back-to-school. the statistics show that the average man shopping alone spends more than mom. about $39 more. >> that is -- that is surprising. i don't think that's the way it would work in our house but we'll go on. the second one is you always want people to do their homework first. >> this is a big holiday or big occasion, let me put it that way, $69 billion of retail is rung up during this period second only to christmas. retailers are fighting for your dollars, very, very competitive so they arwilling to match prices so if you're old school look in ththnewspaper before you go. if you -- it would be better if you look online and comparative shop. if you absolutely like to go to the store, check the price and then call the store where you're going and ask them if they'll match if you've seen a good deal
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online. in many cases they will. if you are going to shop online, find the sites where you get free shipping because they absolutely are there. >> smartphones can make a difference too. >> h he. 75 million of us are walking around with smartphones and retailers know it. google has a great shopper app where you can scan the bar code and it'll l mediately tell you the price of all the retailers in the surrounding area. individual stores have their own apps like best buy has shopkick where you walk in and your phone alerts you to things on sale 10% to 15% off. jcpenney you can text them at jcp365 and download the mobile coupons. facebook has some. >> there are tax-free holidays shoppers should watch out for. >> 17 states have them, coming up connecticut, maryland and texas. you'll save a lot of money. >> okay, melellody hobson, thanks very much. there are some no sales tax
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states. get that whole list at when we come back, the song and the band. ♪ very much. there are some no sales tax states. get that whole list at
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♪ shufflin' ♪ it is the biggest song on the soundtrack of our summer. lmfao's "party rock anthem" featuring lauren bennett and goon rock. the song off their new album "sorry for party rocking." the single number one six weeks in a row, 160 million hits. we cannot wait to hear it live but first we want to cck in with lmfao. welcome. >> yeah. what's up? >> red foo, sky blu and ththe gangng. >> good morning, america. baby. >> wake up!
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>> i want to ask you to share with our audience, the history that you have with motown and the connection to mr. berry gordy. >> well, mr. berry gordy is my papa. >> he is your daddy. >> papa was a rolling stone. >> your grandfather. >> my granddaddy. >> talk to me about the influence that motown has had on your music. >> the biggest influence is the family aspect with motown. you know, everything that they do is a family, whether it's easter, christmas, smokey robinson would be singing at christmas, doing christmas carols. >> and michael jackson was a big influence as well. a little smokey, a little michael. >> his creativity and excellence on stage. my man got the tat. michael jackson. >> there you go. we want to hear the song. will i get to see the shuffle? >> yeah. >> everybody, it is time for the true anthem of the summer, "party rock ananem" featuring lauren bennett and goon rock.
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get ready to shuffle, people. ♪ party rock ♪ ♪ yeah ♪ >> let's go. ♪ party rock is in the house tonight evererybody just have a good time ♪ ♪ and we gonna make you lose your mind everybody just have a good time ♪ >> let's go. ♪ party rock is in the house tonight everybody just have a good time ♪ ♪ and we gonna make you lose your mind we just wanna see ya shake that ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ in the club party rock lookin' for your girl she on my jock ♪ ♪ nonstop when we in the spot booty movin' weight like she on the block ♪ ♪ where the drank i gots to know tight jeans tattoo 'cause i'm rock 'n' roll ♪ ♪ half black half white domino game the money op-a-doe ♪ ♪ yo i'm runnin' through these like drano i got that devilish flow ♪ ♪ rock 'n' roll no halo ♪ ♪ we party rock yeah that's the crew that i'm reppin' ♪ ♪ on the rise to the top no lead our zeppelin hey ♪ ♪ party rock is in the house tonight everybody just have a good time ♪ ♪ and we gonna make you lose your mind everybody just have a good time ♪ >> let's go. ♪ party rock is in the house tonight everybody just have a good time ♪ ♪ and we gonna make you lose your mind ♪
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♪ we just wanna shake that ♪ ♪ every day i'm shufflin' ♪ ♪ shufflin' shufflin' ♪ ♪ we getting money don't be mad now stop hatin' is bad ♪ ♪ one more shot for us another round please fill up my cup don't mess around ♪ ♪ we just wanna see you shake it now now you wanna be you're naked now ♪ ♪ get up get down put your hands up to the sound ♪ ♪ get up get down put your hands up to the sound ♪ ♪ get up get down put your hands up to the sound ♪ ♪ put your hands up to the sound put your hands up to the sound ♪ ♪ get up get up get up get up get up get up get up get up ♪ ♪ hey hey hey ♪
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♪ party rock is in the house tonight put your hands up everybody just have a good time ♪ make you lose your mind everybody just have a good good good time ♪ ♪ yeah whoa whoa ♪ ♪ whoa whoa ♪ ♪ whoa whoa ♪ ♪ ya ya shake that ♪ ♪ do a little shufflin' ♪ [ cheers and applause ]
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wow. we've never had so much excitement. we had everybody jumping up and down. i got an e-mail from home everybody jumping up and down doing the shufflin' at home. >> we got something for you. >> there we go. there we go. >> yes. ♪ i'm sexy and i know it ♪ >> it's a little big. >> it was so worth it. thank you, guys. thank you. ♪
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this morning u.s. coast guard is continuing its search for a man reported missing after his canoe overturned near treasure eye . three were in the canoe two were able to swim to shore.
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they couldn't locate the third person or the canoe. -- >> it is going to be grey a little longer today. >> probably about an hour longer. good morning. here's temperatures for today. 70s around the bay shore 80s south bay north bay. cooling trend tomorrow and saturday before warming trend sunday through next week. >> cal train continuing to recover from earliers7 signal problems. 20 to 30 minute in both decks. big accident southbound 280 at 92 two lanes blocked san mateo slow from millbrae. >> our next announcer: it's "live with regis & kelly." today, from the new film "one day" anne hathaway. and, performing her new hit "don't hold your


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