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good morning, america. breaking overnight, west nile emergency. an aerial attack now, in a major american city. planes taking to the air over dozens of neighborhoods. spraying pesticides to stop the fast spread of the deadly virus. this morning, are residents at risk? and new overnight. look at this. a massive pileup on one of the busiest freeways in america, turns into what might have been the worst traffic jam ever. six lanes completely shut down into the night. how an evening rush became a driver's worst nightmare. and royal rescue, prince william's mission to save two teenage girls swept out to sea. in peril after being caught in a deadly rip tied. one saying she thought she was all over before the prince swooped in in the nick of time. >> i'm scared. let's go!
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>> he's a super bowl champ, a "dancing with the stars" winner. but now, donald driver's biggest challenge ever. taking on the master blaster for the ultimate thrill rides. the scariest and craziest ride we have ever seen. >> good morning, america. >> good morning, america. ♪ what a song. what a band. and what a concert we have for you in central park today. the gang is all here. working from my left, this is lara, of course. george, sam, robin, all off. we have amy, dan and ginger in. a whole lot of bookkeeping to get to. now, we won't get lost. it's going to be a massive party at the park after all, as we bid you all a good morning.
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well, i'm looking back at you. we'll be there soon enough. neon trees is going to light up the park today. >> wow. >> in and out burger. my day is now made. also in the news, moving to politics. mitt romney, for the first time revealing new information about his tax returns. first asked by abc's david muir two weeks ago. but why now? and already this morning, democrats are saying, prove it. >> david joins us in moments. plus, the shoes, i'm told everyone wants. but be sure you're getting the real thing. you could pull this over on dan or myself. however, we're going to go inside the fed's big bust. fake designer heels. they intercepted some 20,000 pairs of counterfeit louis louboutins. it's all downhill now. would you turn your cell phone in when you go out to dinner? i know it is a lot to ask.
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it is a lot to ask. i dare you to do it. we'll tell you why a very popular restaurant is knocking off part of your bill if you'll do it. trying to bring you back to what it's all about. >> and you get a discount. >> and so we shall. all right, we get right to texas now. parts of the state are under emergency warning because of a massive outbreak of west nile virus. dallas county, in fact, unleashing what you see here. an aerial attack of insecticide overnight to combat the mosquito population there. more than 200 cases of the disease. and ten deaths. in the dallas area alone. and that is where we find abc's ryan owens this morning with the very latest. good morning to you, ryan. >> reporter: good morning to you, josh. that spraying went on here into the wee hours of the morning as people in dallas were warned to stay inside. county officials say it was a big success. but not without a lot of controversy. after all, this is the first time dallas has been sprayed like that in almost 50 years.
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>> moments ago, planes began taking off -- >> traveling at 172 miles per hour. >> reporter: the overnight aerial attack was carried live on the local news. >> aerial spraying to fight west nile virus under way at this hour. >> reporter: two small planes flying just a few hundred feet above neighborhoods, raining pesticide down on one of america's biggest cities. dallas' mayor hoped it wouldn't come to this. >> when you're dealing with someone's lives, that should come first and foremost. >> reporter: the planes are the latest weapon in north texas' war on mosquitos. dallas is the epicenter of the west nile epidemic. crews have been spraying on the ground for several weeks now. but the death toll keeps climbing. ten have now died. so, now, the aerial assault. the epa says the chemical mist is only harmful to people or pets if it's swallowed. but some doctors disagree, saying people with asthma or respiratory problems are at risk. >> i tell them in, if they can, and they're real sensitive, to leave town.
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>> reporter: the pesticide is toxic to bees and fish. which is why some home owners scrambled to cover their backyard gardens and ponds. katherine deville is one of more than 200 people sickened by west nile. from her hospital bed, she is happy to those planes in the air. >> i don't want anybody to get this. if it means they go and spray from the air, do it. >> reporter: opponents will not be happy to hear this. more spraying is scheduled tonight and into next week. two more planes are on their way to help out. scoutty officials are hoping this will finally do what nothing else has, amy, and this is slow the spread of west nile virus. >> all right. ryan owens, thanks for that.
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and turning, now, from the west nile outbreak to the frontlines of those massive wildfires. it's shaping up to be one of the hottest days yet this year. and ginger zee has more on that. not what firefighters wanted to hear. >> not at all. and in the pacific northwest, we don't think of it this way. they had one of their hottest days of the year yesterday. going to do it again today. watch the numbers here. 93 seattle. 101 in portland. we're just chock-full of red flag warnings and excessive heat warnings as we end this week. and the firefighters, it's tough for them to fight. look at this video. i want to show you just how bad it is. 1.4 million acres, currently burning. 62 different active fires at this point. there's a lot of work doing done. i want to bring you to a picture that is impressive. watch this. fire just about to hit this house. and we have an after-picture. looks like firefighters did a perimeter burn or someone got very lucky. we're going to follow these wildfires. josh, back to you now. >> all right. ginger. we're going to turn now to the campaign trail. and mitt romney ready to address that question about his taxes. while the white house is responding to talk about replacing joe biden. one familiar face saying, go with hillary clinton. it is "your voice, your vote."
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and abc's david muir just back from the trail this morning, sorting through it all. >> never a dull moment, right, josh? good morning to you. governor romney clearly seemed ready to answer that question, but not without arguing that, with 23 million americans out of work, quote, the 23 the fascination with the taxes i paid, i find to be very small-minded. but democrats remain firm this morning, after romney revealed his tax rate. the obama campaign saying, prove it. this morning, mitt romney revealing the most yet about the rate he paid on his income taxes, after relentless calls from the obama campaign to release more than the two years of tax returns romney has promised. >> over the past ten years, i never paid less than 13%. i think the most recent year is 13.6% or something like that. >> reporter: romney went back and checked after our sitdown with him two weeks ago. at the time, we asked him about the tax rate he paid and the one completed tax return he has released. was there ever a year you paid lower than the 13.9%. >> i haven't calculated that. i'm happy to go back and look.
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but my view is, i have paid all the taxes required by law. >> reporter: now, romney answering that question. and taking aim at harry reid, who said a source told him romney didn't pay taxes for ten years. >> harry reid's charge is totally false. i'm sure waiting for harry to put up who it was that told him what he says they told him. >> reporter: we called senator reid's office. we were told, reid is on vacation. are you guys going to reveal the source? >> senator has no intention of doing that. no. >> reporter: meantime, romney's running mate, paul ryan, was asked about reports ryan requested stimulus funds for wisconsin. studying letters written by ryan's office in 2009. >> is that report accurate? >> i haven't seen the report. i can't comment on it. >> reporter: in a statement afterwards, ryan acknowledged and defended those letters, calling them constituent services. while campaigning in ohio, ryan went on the offenses. having fun at vice president joe biden's expense who this week
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confused which state he was in. it is great to be in north canton. or as joe biden might say, it's great to be here in nevada. >> reporter: republicans, including john mccain suggest the president replace joe biden on the ticket. mccain suggesting hillary clinton. >> one place i would not go for advice on vice presidential running mates is senator mccain. >> reporter: a reference to sarah palin. bobby jindal going after joe biden now. saying of romney's pick of paul ryan, it was a great choice, a bold choice. but the bolder choice was made by the president, he said, in keeping joe biden. nothing like a friendly back and forth. >> and labor day still weeks away. let's turn to abc's "gma weekend" anchor, dan harris, here with the top developing headlines, dan. >> good morning. we're going to start with breaking news. a bloody and troubling trend out of afghanistan. members of local security forces, trained by americans, now turning on americans. this morning, an afghan policeman shot and killed two u.s. troops just moments after
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they officially gave him his gun. this is the seventh attack of its kind in two weeks. nearly a dozen americans have been killed. and we have a developing story this morning out of yosemite national park in california. the search is on for a 6-year-old boy swept away in this treacherous stretch of river. sadly, the boy's older brother, who is 10, who also fell into the water was pulled out but later died. crews will be back out today, looking for that younger boy. and good luck to them. flight lieutenant wales, better known as prince william, performing a rescue overnight. he piloted the air force helicopter that lifted a teenage swimmer to safety out of the irish sea. the girl was swept away by a riptide. her sister was also swept away. she was saved by a surfer. if you are dreading your morning commute, these pictures will provide perspective. dozens of commuters stuck for five hours. let me say that again. five hours in los angeles. a monster traffic jam on one of america's busiest freeways,
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caused by a tractor trailer crash that spilled fuel all over the roadway. as an antidote to the horrific pictures, i present to you every driver's fantasy. this is what it looks like when you take a formula 1 race car through the lincoln tunnel, which connects new york and new jersey. in traffic, and i speak from experience here, this trip can take roughly forever. but it only took this driver 30 seconds. we should say this was a publicity stunt for formula 1 racing. and as far as i know, the driver did not have to pay the $12 toll, which the rest of us have to pay. >> thank you, dan. >> who's chasing him down there, dan. >> nobody. >> that's for sure. we'll see you in just a bit. a shocking headline now. at least eight children have died of heat stroke in cars in the first week of august alone. there's an important initiative kicking off this morning to help keep your kids safe. the government launching a nationwide campaign to crack down on children being left in hot cars.
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and abc's jim avila has the story. >> reporter: the government says it's happening with an alarming frequency. >> i'm in the parking lot. there's two babies in the backseat of a black honda civic. there's nobody around. we've been standing here for about five minutes. >> reporter: in california, a 1-week-old boy and his 2-year-old sister were found locked in a hot car in a mall parking lot, august 11th. left behind by their mother as she shopped. >> immediately can hear the small child was crying. >> reporter: officers estimated the inside of the car was 110 to 115 degrees. this police officer came to the rescue. >> it was a partially open window. i managed to get my arm through the window and unlock the car from the inside. >> reporter: more and more children, even infants, left in sweltering cars by parents, often accidentally and often with disastrous consequences. 23 children in 14 states have died after overheating in cars this year alone.
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eight in the first week of august. in iowa, another toddler saved after a police officer spotted the infant. in kentucky, a 2 1/2-year-old boy was left in his car seat for two hours. his father forgot to drop him off at day care. this demonstration shows how quickly a car can heat up. watch the temperature jump to 186. cars becoming ovens. something "gma" witnessed firsthand. >> the dash is already hot. >> reporter: children are especially at risk. >> their bodies heat up three to five times faster than that of an adult. >> reporter: today's push, the government says, is about awareness. experts say with hectic schedules, it's easy for parents to make a mistake. >> this doesn't have any kind of profile, that you can say, rich or poorer, young or old, smart or stupid. this can happen to anyone. >> reporter: the departments of transportation and health and human services launching the program called where's baby, look before you lock. asking departments of head start
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and also day care units across the country to distribute safety tips like, when you leave your car, make sure you have something important in the back seat, like your key, or maybe your cell phone or your purse, so you can't forget them or your child. amy. >> jim avila, thank you. turning, now, to a big government bust over luxury shoes. the feds say they have seized more than 20,000 pairs of counterfeit high heels by designer christian lou buytea l. if the fakes were real, they could have been worth tens of millions of dollars. abc's bianna golodryga has the story. >> reporter: they adorn the feet of the rich, famous and fabulously fashionable. >> hello, lover. >> reporter: costing as much as $6,000 a pair. >> that shoe says talk to me. >> reporter: oprah swears by her louboutin shoes. >> i would like a shiny new pair of louboutin shoes. you know the ones with high
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heels and red bottoms. >> reporter: and jennifer lopez sang an anthem about them. but instead of being spotted on celebrities, thursday, those trademark red soles were in the clutches of customs and border patrol authorities at a los angeles seaport. they're all counterfeit. 20,000 of them. that many pairs in actual stores would cost upwards of $18 million. >> this is the first time we've actually seized these type of shoes with the red soles. we have not seen them before. >> reporter: just as the girls on "sex and the city" discovered, you can find a lot of fake designer goods for a fraction of the price. >> that's like $3,000. >> or $150. >> fake? >> my god. it looks so real. >> i know. >> give me that. >> you would never know it wasn't a real fendi unless you look inside at the lining. >> reporter: in los angeles, the busiest port of the country, they intercept a staggering 1,000 shipments of counterfeit goods every year. illicit goods include perfume, to electronics, to children's items. and it doesn't just cut into manufacturers profits.
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>> there's also a loss of sales taxes that go towards schools and hospitals not being seized when buying counterfeit goods. >> reporter: according to some estimates, counterfeit goods can cost the u.s. economy more than 750,000 jobs and as much as $250 billion annually. so, authorities say, you are better off making the same decision carrie bradshaw did. >> i guess i'd rather wait for the real thing. then at least you know it's one of a kind and special or something. >> reporter: we have two pairs of the confiscated, seized shoes right here. you can see the difference. here's a real pair. even the red is a little different. the fake ones have ridges on them. the real are smooth. another dead giveaway. the real are made in italy. the fakes are made in china. >> you would think they would have taken that off. >> it the shoe looks like a banana, it's not real. >> reporter: and retail value for the fake, $3.
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$3, versus $500 here. >> thank you, bianna. lara. >> thank you, josh. we move to a new push to get us to relinquish our cell phones when we dine out. a popular l.a. restaurant, knocking down your bill if you'll agree to turn over your phone and just enjoy the experience. abc's nick watt gave it a try. >> reporter: this is the most romantic thing i've ever done. >> hello. >> hi. >> reporter: i'm wearing a clean shirt. i'm bathed in aftershave. and the headline? >> would you like to turn in your cell phone? >> i'm checking my cell phone for the duration of dinner with my wife. our world has come to this. we can't be trusted to just leave the phone alone. it has come to this. how would we handle dinner sans cell phones? >> we're supposed to talk to each other. there are places that ban phones altogether or suggest you turn them off. but eva in los angeles, is offering a unique incentive. 5% discount on the check if you surrender the cell.
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for a tight-fisted scottsman like me, that's appealing, if i'm comfortable. i might be missing something right now. >> what would you be missing? >> reporter: i don't know. >> you're on a date night or whatever. just to take the time and get to experience each other. and not so much being distracted by a cell phone. >> reporter: about half the diners take up the offer. >> do i find myself at dinner sometimes with my husband and we have our cell phones out, yes? does it annoy me? yes. i think for an hour or two, you can put your cell phone down. and whatever is happening, can wait. >> and apparently the scenery is just outstanding. i got into it and cut lose. it costs a lot of money to replace the street signs. once the street signs are down. >> wow. he is so boring. i really wish i had my cell phone back. >> reporter: i enjoyed dining without cell phones. maybe next time i'll try without a camera crew. might be more intimate. for "good morning america," nick watt, abc news, los angeles.
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>> that's an extra 15%. >> all right. folk. >> hand it over. cell phone-free weather. >> hand it over. thank you very much. thank you very much. >> ginger, you have our undivided attention. it's only 20 seconds. you can do this. 174 storm reports yesterday. damaging wind and hail. look where it goes today. need you to be alert from west virginia and virginia, to birmingham, alabama, eastern mississippi. and quick, look how cool they kick off the weekend in the northern plains, parts of the great lakes.
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>> more on a cooldown in phoenix coming up. for now, back to the table. did you guys do it? no cell phones? >> yes, indeed, we did, ginger. coming up here, vanished. a family's frantic search. what happened to rebecca weiss? the baffling clues that may point to foul play. plus an astonishing survivor story. a dog rescued after eight days alone on a mountain. and a bizarre twist after strangers carried him to safety. also, donald driver taking on the craziest water park in the world.
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good morning i'm k. developing news in -- i'm kristen sze. developing news san francisco firefighters trying to determine what sparked a fire that killed two men. firefighters arrived to find smoke pouring from the home.
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one victim tried to revive him but couldn't. firefighters say the home was so filled with belongings which made moving around very difficult. frances dinglasan checking out your commute. live shot of the bay bridge toll lightest i've even all week metering lights still on minor wait there. westbound traffic across the san mateo bridge good, a little slowing south 880 through hayward easy ride across the golden gate bridge. north 101 light past 880 in san jose. >> kind of cloudy, we have fog, we'll tack to m
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welcome back. low clouds over downtown san francisco creating flight arrival delays into sfo. oakland and san jose on time temperatures close to where they were yesterday more cloud cover mid and upper level clouds during the afternoon low clouds back to the coast by noon. best chance of storms in the sierra this weekend.
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and it works on my outdoor allergies, too. after allegra, i have it all. [ cheers and applause ] one of our favorites, d.j. kiss. make no mistake. it is a deejay friday here on "good morning america." everybody waiting for neon trees to light up central park. and so they shall, in mere moments. we bid all of you, good morning, america. george, robin, off today. they'll be back monday. glad to have amy robach, along with dan and lara by my side. and halle berry's bitter custody battle. the oscar winner saying she is fed up with paparazzi to protect her daughter. why she is now getting big support from another hollywood mom, selma hayek. >> a story seemingly without end there. also coming up, huge inspiration for anyone trying to lose weight. we have five people who, together, lost more than 500 pounds. no gimmicks. no surgery.
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we're going to show you how they did it and what they look like now. and donald driver's wild ride. check out the audio on this one. we sent him to the craziest water park on the planet. wait until you see what happened and just how loud he can scream. >> establishing he's a braver man than dan. we're going to get to the wealthy businesswoman who went for a morning dive in california and vanished. police are now investigating the disappearance of this woman, rebecca weiss, an experienced diver, whose husband reported her missing over the weekend. and now after almost a week of searching, police are shifting their focus. here's abc's david wright. >> reporter: after four days of searching the waters off this five-star california resort, authorities seem no closer to solving the mystery. what happened to 50-year-old rebecca weiss. >> it's my daughter. >> reporter: her husband reported her missing saturday evening. saying she had gone snorkeling
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alone that morning and never came home. she was an expert diver. >> she was one with the water. she was constantly on the water. >> reporter: investigators say it was alan weiss who discovered his wife's car and dive bag at one of her favorite spots. he led investigators there. this doesn't add up? >> this does not add up to me. >> reporter: rebecca's brother is an l.a. sheriff's deputy. he and other family members have been posting flyers, searching for answers. tell me this. did anybody see her going into the water? >> we have not found anyone. >> reporter: this is now a missing person case, being investigated by homicide detectives. authorities recovered her dive back right here at the end of this foot bridge, minus her cell phone and car keys. at this point investigators have searched this entire beach and came up with nothing. bob causey says it doesn't make sense that his sister would leave her bags so far from the water.
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why is that suspicious to you? >> if you're on the water snorkeling, you're not going to see that. >> reporter: the husband, alan weiss, has declined all requests for interviews. but he has spoken to investigators, who insist he is not a person of interest in the case. >> he's been cooperative with investigators. >> reporter: but rebecca's mother told ktla tv, the husband had been having an affair. >> she found it on the computer. he has a girlfriend. >> reporter: other family members decline to speculate. they just want answers. sounds to me like it breaks your heart not to know. >> terrible. >> reporter: for "good morning america," david wright, abc news, palos verdes, california. >> thank you, david. for more, we bring in our legal analyst, dan abrams. the brass tax, missing for almost a week. the case now turned over to homicide investigators, questioning the husband. >> you have to question the husband.
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why? he's the last one to see her alive. he's the one who says he found her belongings on the beach. and after all, he is the husband. so, these are all things that lead you to number one, want to get as much information from him as you can. and number two, rule him out as a possible suspect. >> and whether it's snorkeling or free diving, generally, this is something you don't do alone, which is what the husband is claiming. >> let's talk about this. because this is important. there's a lot of talk that she may have been, what's called free diving. which means you literally go under the water and hold your breath. it's considered dangerous. it's considered the sort of thing you shouldn't do alone. and it's the sort of thing where many people wear weights on their arms or legs, to weigh them down in the water so they can hold their breath, let go of the weights, et cetera. if that were to be the case and she were found, let's say, somewhere in the water, there would be a real question as how do you distinguish from her dying at the hands of someone else, versus dying free diving? which is one of the reasons it's really important to find her as quickly as possible.
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>> quickly, as police put together some sort of case and the investigation, the mother's claims being made, and the family's claims being made. how important is that? >> i think it's important. >> the mother suggesting there was an affair. i think the mother has questions. it's relevant. it's important. but it's certainly not enough. you hear the authorities making it clear, they don't want to name him anything right now, until they can continue this investigation. >> quickly, if you're the husband, or counseling the husband, do you get out in front of this? >> i think he has to say something. there's a lot of people handing out fliers trying to find her. you have to be one of them. you have to be out front and center, to say at least thank you, for all of the people trying to find her alive. >> dan abrams, thank you for that. now, to the astonishing story of survival and rescue. a dog hanging on for eight days. no food, no water. that's just the beginning of this drama. and dan is here to tell us all about that. dan. >> this is an incredible story. a story about heroism. both animal and human heroism.
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and it's a story with a twist that could turn it into a nasty and emotional custody battle. this is the face that launched a risky rescue mission. two hikers, scott and amanda washburn, came across this german shepherd named missy, at 13,000 feet, alone, hungry and wounded. >> we couldn't fathom the idea of leaving her up there to die. >> reporter: the couple from colorado couldn't get her down on their own. so they posted her picture and location online. >> it immediately twisted my gut. gave me one of those instincts that said okay. it's time to go. >> reporter: a search party of seven, mostly strangers, headed out. when they found missy, she had been marooned on the mountain for eight days. >> her paws were torn up and bloody. >> she seemed crippled. it seemed like it was over. >> reporter: they gingerly loaded the dog in a backpack for the long walk down. the image, indelible. >> this dog lived for eight days on the mountain without anything. and she's still the sweetest dog ever. >> reporter: this morning, missy
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is being treated for dehydration and injured paws. and her prognosis is good. here's the twist, her owner, a 29-year-old anthony ortolani, seen her on his facebook photo, has now emerged to say he wants his dog back. >> he didn't enough to get her off the mountain. and therefore, doesn't deserve to get her back. >> reporter: in an online forum, ortolani explains he tried but was unable to carry his pet down the mountain by himself. i humbly beg the forgiveness of the community and most of all, my missy girl. the community response has been fierce. >> he threw her away. he left her to die. >> reporter: this case is now in the hands of animal control. and in fact, the deputy working the case tells abc news, the decision about missy's future probably won't be made for months. it is possible, according to the deputy, that the owner could face animal cruelty charges. >> missy has a lot of supporters. i'm sure she will be fine. >> she's doing well. that's really important. >> dan, thanks so much. time, now, for the weather with ginger zee, in for sam
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champion this morning. ginger? >> amy, good morning. a beautiful morning here at the park. and neon trees sound so amazing. i could not wait until you hear them. let's get right to the forecast. tell you what you need to know. it was christmas in august in new mexico. that's not snow. it is hail. they had strong storms move through. and flooding, too. here's what's going to happen in the southwest. phoenix, some of the coolest air at 99. and monsoonal flow, and thunderstorms possible. let me leave you with a look at the rain for the weekend. that is the big picture. you're getting a preview of neon trees. >> this weather report brought to you by walmart. and coming up, you'll want to stick around. halle berry's latest move in her child's custody war.
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halle berry's custody battle is becoming an international affair. the american actress fighting her daughter's canadian father to raise the child in france. she wants to leave the u.s. to protect her daughter from the paparazzi. and she has another movie star mom in her corner. abc's linsey davis is here with more. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, josh. not only does berry happen to be in the midst of a contentious custody battle, she has a new french fiance. and if that's not enough, she says it didn't safe in the u.s. for her because of a stalker and because of the paparazzi. all the reasons, she says, she has to move to france and take her little girl with her. the oscar-winning actress, halle berry will be back in a los angeles courtroom today, where the latest chapter of her
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bitter custody battle is playing out. she's fighting to move to france with herrench fiance and 4-year-old daughter, nahla. the girl's father, gabriel aubry, says he wants to block that move, saying he has joint custody. her argument, it's no longer safe for nahla to live in the u.s. she says france has stricter laws against the paparazzi, one that would prevent scenes like this one, outside nahla's preschool back in may. >> you get a life! >> reporter: berry's expert witness in court wednesday, actress, salma hayek. according to tmz, hayek submitted a confidential court declaration says that she knows from living in france, the paparazzi laws make it a safer place to raise celebrity kids. far different than what she, too, experiences in the states. >> they are parked outside of
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your house, and they will not move, for months. >> the law criminalizes paparazzi behavior when they are impeding traffic or endangering a particular celebrity. >> reporter: berry has had several high-profile tangles with paparazzi in recent years. >> i hate that i lost my cool. but, you know, i'm human. when it comes to my daughter, i'm ferocious. >> reporter: she's expected to show paparazzi footage like this to the judge to help make her case. at one point, the "x-men" actress was so fed up with shutterbugs, she told "extra" she would take her complaint to the white house. >> i'm going to call obama and say, can you help us? there's no laws here that protect our children. >> reporter: berry celebrated her 46th birthday on wednesday. it's possible she could spend the next month in court. the judge has blocked off 17 court days for the trial, in anticipation it could be tricky. >> an update or two here. thanks, linsey. still to come, a "play of the day" you're going to have to see to believe. and neon trees live from central park.
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here's "the play of th here's "the play of the day." >> neon trees. first, we have something here. we can all empathize with. you get sleepy sometimes. everybody does this. the dogs and the felines. take a look. words i never thought i would say. clearly not a morning feline, this one. facedown in the food bowl. sometimes, there's just nothing you can do. the owner gets home and is thinking, is it okay? so, watch.
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>> oh, no. >> fluffy is not moving. >> and? >> oh, no. >> and then? >> oh. >> he's all right. everybody's all right. how could they not be? it's friday, after all. neon trees are playing in the park. beautiful day. donald driver is going to get wet for us. you're going absolutely no somewhere. >> yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah! parentheses have a place,
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[ cheers and applause ] ♪ what are you waiting for all come to the park this morning. one of the hottest groups out there. neon trees. you know the song. they are going to rock the summer concert series. oh, boy. d.j. kiss here, as well. it's deejay friday. george, robin, sam, all out. along with lara and myself, ginger, dan and amy. great to have all of you. >> what a beautiful morning you ordered up for us. thanks so much. and also this morning, real role models for anyone trying to slim down for the summer. we'll talk to each of those people, who lost 100 pounds. and take a look at them now. no surgery, gimmicks. did it the hard way.
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they'll tell you how you can do it, too. >> i love it. and let me tell you, up close and personal, they look fabulous. >> i can't imagine that. incredible. >> really inspiring stuff. this guy isn't too shabby himself. he's a champion on the football field. also on the dance floor. but can donald driver handle one of america's most extreme water parks? we put him to the test, with a wild, fast ride. he screams like a little girl. and he will live to tell the story with us, live this morning. there he is. >> as good a man as they come. you're braver than i, donald. we'll be right with you. wisconsinites, happy to see that. also, we have emeril here. and the day just got a lot better. not only emeril. but emeril making ribs. it's a rib-o-polooza. straight ahead.
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all prologued, dan harris, "gma weekend" anchor with the headlines. >> it's hard to be prologued to rib-o-polooza. >> and yet, you can do it. >> i will try. good morning, everybody. we're going to start with the aerial attack in dallas to stamp out the west nile virus there. they're going to be back at it tonight. so far, they're calling it a success. the dallas area, the hardest hit in the nation, with more than 200 cases of west nile and 10 deaths. the crews battling the wildfires in the pacific northwest are heading into another long, hot day. the extreme heat in the forecast there, according to ginger zee. so far, none of the major fires have been wrestled to the ground. it is a huge problem. 70 homes lost so far. some of the evacuees have been allowed to return home, however. this morning, we're getting first pictures of congressman jesse jackson jr. after months of treatment for depression. he's seen here with his friend and former congressman, patrick
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kennedy, who says of jackson, quote, he has a lot of work ahead of him. we're heading into another rocky day for a stock that was once a darling of wall street, facebook. the stock hit a new low yesterday. it's down nearly 50% since it went public in may. and check this out. mark zuckerberg has seen about $9 billion of wealth wiped out. $9 billion. now, let's get it over to diane sawyer with a preview of tonight's "world news." diane? >> so, good morning to you, dan. do you know the real story behind "singing in the rain," that famous dance theme? do you know what was really going on? well, 60 years later, you're going to hear it from our "person of the week." coming up tonight. >> thanks, diane. i'm willing to wager, this is the cutest thing you will see all day. there's a time to work. there's a time to play. and there's a time to pay very close attention. take a look at these adorable bears, frolicking in finland.
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the friendly wrestling match came to a screeching halt. moments later, the photographer catches them standing at attention, mimicking the momma bear as she senses danger. the family proceeds with caution, once the coast was clear. >> when you see momma bear, there's nothing to fear there. >> absolutely not. and that photographer -- >> except for momma bear herself. >> that photographer deserves a bonus. >> or it's a really, really long-range lens. thank you, dan. lara, how about the news that goes pop? >> dan, you set the bar high and cute. but i'm going to try. >> really? you're going to take me on? >> yes. we begin with eva longoria reaching new heights these days. the pint-sized actress was spotted wearing these. check them out. seven-inch, snakeskin platform shoes. i've never seen anything quite like this. >> are they real? >> yeah. look at the shoes. on the set of her new hollywood project. at some point, people said she was having to grasp objects on
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the set to balance herself, trying to wear them. you do what you got to do. normally 5'2", she is a skyscraper, a veritable skyscraper at 5'9", with these shoes on. >> i should recuse myself from conversations about height. but, boy. that's dangerous. >> are they hot? >> as a diminutive person, that translates to not very tall, i find the idea very attractive. >> if only they had them for men. >> yes. moving to an attractive man, like yourself, dan. matthew mcconaughey. he's come a long way since "dazed and confused." he's back in high school here in these shots. this week, this time, leading the annual give education campaign, which works to raise funds for community schools and to keep kids from dropping out. to kick things off, he went to
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venice high school in los angeles, where he guided kids through exercise drills to show the impact of a healthy lifestyle. i'm sure he didn't show any moves from "magic mike." >> this is gratuitous. >> i know. it had nothing to do with the story. >> payoff for all the hard work in the gym. >> i said you know what? we need shots of a shirtless matthew mcconaughey. good morning, everybody. could ryan lochte be trading his goggles for a rose? the olympic heartthrob dropped by a movie premiere earlier this week, posing with chris harrison, which makes people wonder if he is being courted as the next bachelor. saying in a recent interview, he would, quote, be willing to find the girl of his dreams on the show. >> he came on with us, because he's a really competitive guy, he would do it. i think he's a little unclear on the concept. they're competing for him. >> maybe he enjoys watching competition. >> he'll work it out. and there's one very happy mother in berlin today, after
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birthing a 350-pound baby. >> oh. >> that baby's name, enchali, which means greeting in thai. the momma, pang pha, may have been happier than most moms after delivering. not only because of the weight but also because she was pregnant for nearly two years. we thought jessica simpson had a long pregnancy. >> ding. >> really? >> yes. >> two years. that's just unfair. >> the miracle of childbirth. it knows no wonders. ginger zee, in for sam champion. where are you, ginger? >> i'm over here in this amazing crowd. can you see their faces? they're telling me, can you get neon trees to sign this? they are so excited. as we all are. we're not as excited about the severe weather we have today. i have to get into the forecast today. let's do that. begins with a look at some of the nation that will be included in the damaging wind and hail swath. parts of west virginia, virginia, all the way into the southeast. to birmingham, alabama, on alert. atlanta, as well. also, drier and cooler. look at the pleasant conditions in the northeast.
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who is sticking around for the weekend? 70s here. that's the big picture. >> we're getting so close. neon trees coming up. for now, back over to lara. >> thanks, ginger. here's a look at what else we have coming up on our "gma morning menu." all of these people lost at least 100 pounds each on their own. how did they do it? we'll tell you that and tell you how you can do it, as well. and if you think super bowl
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and "dancing with the stars" champion donald is screaming for no reason. well, we'll explain. he's facing the most extreme water park in the world, unafraid. and he lived to tell the story. plus, that little band that we like to call neon trees, about to take the stage for an electrifying summer concert, with my favorite song. hope you like it, too. it's all coming up on "gma," from central park. ♪
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journey. they were five people on a mission. the goal, to shed 100 pounds each. at her heaviest, nina ellis-hervey tipped the scale at 235 pounds. >> this is my first youtube video. >> reporter: she posted videos on youtube to hold herself accountable. at 254 pounds, heather would sneak out to restaurants after her family had gone to sleep, for cheese fries, pancakes or omelets. but she knew she had to make a change. she is down an astonishing 136 pounds. eli, michelle and dana have all shared similar struggles, as well. so, how did they do? just terrific. we're joined, now, by "people" magazine editor, michelle tan, with three of the amazing people who changed their own lives. they did it the hard way and stuck to it.
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everybody, please welcome eli, michelle and dana. i want to ask you, michelle, why these people? why did you focus on these particular people? >> what's interesting, usually with celebrities we find that inspiration. but when we focus on people outside of the spotlight, we don't have the hollywood advantages like the personal chef or the trainer. that's where we get the motivation. if they can do it, you can do it, too. >> and to do it with no tricks. this is just good, old-fashioned hard work. it has to be inspiring to readers. it's a very popular issue, right? >> absolutely. it's one of the most popular packages we put together. everybody finds their own way of doing it. there's not one magic formula. everybody finds the diet/exercise routine that works best for them. >> let's start with dana. you're looking good. did you imagine you would be in a bikini on live tv? >> never. >> congratulations. 119 pounds? >> yes. >> what was the hardest part about it? >> just sticking with it, day after day. keeping the motivation going was tricky. >> what do you want to say to people watching you thinking,
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maybe i could do it? >> you can do it. you have to keep reminding yourself every day. keep trying and don't give up. >> is there a point you go, you know what? it's just not happening? what was the weight where it kind of stopped falling off? and it got harder and you had to push through? >> the last 10 or 15 pounds, i felt like that took forever to get off. >> one of the things that you did was change your diet. talk to me about your old snack, versus your new snack. >> okay. it's kind of embarrassing. >> you would eat this whole thing? >> yes. >> nice work. >> quite an accomplishment. i would totally inhale popcorn. >> and now? >> now, i will have, for a meal, almond butter, with sugar-free jam on a low-carb tortilla. for a snack, vegetable soup, and almonds, and i count out the almonds. >> love that. almond butter is a great trick. i want to move on and talk to eli. how many pounds lost? >> 110. >> you don't have more, do you? >> no, no.
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just getting fitter and trying to feel better. >> you sure are. shirtless on "gma." look at you. tell me about old snack versus new snack. >> i used to drink two liters of coke a day. bad, bad. a lot of sugar. i recommend people -- and captain crunch. this is a small bowl, by the way. if i couldn't find the bowl i usually eat. >> and cream cheese, you go low-fat? >> i don't eat much dairy now, other than -- >> very little. and you recommend oatmeal, correct? >> oatmeal, excellent. complex carbohydrate. i put protein powder in it. >> and a little blueberry brain food. eli, congratulations. congratulations to you, michelle. how many pounds lost? >> 100. >> nothing here looks -- well, the stuffing. >> clearly, this is too much to eat in one sitting. >> you would eat a bowl this big? >> absolutely. >> and you recommend now, string cheese? >> string cheese and grapes.
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it's protein and carbs, perfect. >> if they can do it, we all can do it. i want to congratlate you. michelle and "people" magazine, thanks for inspiring us. to get more tips and inspiring stories, check out "people" magazine, on newsstands now. josh and amy, how great is that? >> amazing. >> hard to believe. i thought they were models for a segment. you guys look phenomenal. >> they are models. >> congratulations. >> congrats, guys. here's a guy who has a fairly nice body to show off. he has a super bowl ring, a mirrorball trophy. but does donald driver have the nerves to take on the world's number one water park? we're going to speak with him live. first, we sent the green bay packer packing to texas for the ride of his life. >> i tackled the dance floor on "dancing with the stars." ♪ and the gridiron, well, that's my bread and butter. >> touchdown, packers.
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>> at one of the most extreme water parks in america, i'm out of my league. ♪ 70 acres of chutes, tubes, slides. this is schlitterbahn. voted number 1 water park in the world for 14 years in a row. we're about to get extreme. some crazy rides. i don't know what to expect. meet my teammates on this adventure. my wife, my son, christian, and my two beautiful daughters. first up, the master blaster. a rollercoaster on water. seven stories high, shooting you up and down at 35 miles per hour. the number one water ride in america. about the ride the most extreme ride ever. and guess what. i'm scared. i'm scared. let's go. [ screaming ]
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i could ride this all day long. now, this, this is more my style. boogie board, on 50,000 gallons of water a minute. we're at the boogie bar. they're teaching me boogie boarding. maybe i can boogie my way to national boogie boarding and make myself look good. so, stay tuned. here goes. ♪ >> then, finally, the ultimate thrill. a completely different ball game. something my producer didn't tell me about. now, i see why. >> you go up to the tower in the back. free fall.
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over 60 miles per hour from 180 feet. >> going to go all the way up there. >> you want to try it? >> no. not at all. i'm crazy but not that crazy. the skycoaster, 180 feet high. no, no, no. no, no, no. we're not doing that. >> watch it. >> i know. i'm watching. oh, no. got to catch my breath. catch my composure. may have to do this. no, i'm not doing that. i'll make a little deal with them. only way i'm going up there, i'm taking rich with me. rich goes, i go. you ready? you ready? he ain't ready. he's not ready, either. he talked me into it. and after a confidence boost from my little man -- this is about to be crazy. but guess what. anything for you, "good morning america." here goes nothing. this is crazy. why did i decide to do this? this is crazy. what is going on?
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oh, lord have mercy. finally, the moment of truth. time to pull the rip cord. [ yelling ] that is crazy. who would do this? who would do this? this is nuts. this is crazy. got nothing on me. you next. back on the ground, safe and sound. but i have a little score to settle with my producer. this is payback, baby. this is payback. talked me into it. oh, yeah. "good morning america" want to see this. okay. "good morning america" want to see this. payback, indeed. this time, i hold the camera. "good morning america," don't ever have a producer come out with me. this is what i do to them.
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i challenge them. how much you want to bet -- he is shaking. now, this, this is a good time. this is awesome. yeah. this is awesome, baby. now, you see how i feel. [ yelling ] >> that's so good. donald driver now joins us from green bay, wisconsin, where he is in training for the upcoming nfl season. and, donald, i've covered you for years and years. going over the middle in the nfl is the most death-defying experience there is. maybe until that. what was the fear like when you were up there? >> it was crazy. it was more than what i imagined. i do not like heights at all. so, they told me i had to pull my own death. that was the craziest part about it. >> have you ever screamed that loud doing anything else?
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>> i was screaming the whole time. especially the drop. the drop is what got me more than anything else. >> hey, what's harder? you're in training camp right now. training camp or that? >> that was probably harder. training camp is easy. that's kind of my focus point. but that was tough. that was real tough. >> how much would we have to pay you to do it again? >> oh, you'd have to pay me a lot. i wouldn't do it again. that was it. one time. one time. just for "good morning america." i wouldn't do it for no one else. >> i'm just picturing the call from your agent where he says, show me the money. >> you know, rich mchugh did my zip lining, as well. and, donald, i'm right with you. made him do it. >> it was tough. we have "dancing with the stars" all-stars edition coming up. it is a packed house. you've seen some of the names. who do you like? when you look at all the names, who do you like right now?
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early favorite. >> come on. you know i have to go with my girl, peta. i'm supporting them all the way through it. >> is there a twinge of jealousy? are you going to miss her when you're out there watching her get it done? >> no. i'm not going to miss her at all. i got to dance with the wife at home now. i'm good with that. if i do that, i'm okay. i'm going to cheer her on throughout the rest of the season. i hope she can bring the title back. >> that's strong. donald driver -- >> we have another assignment for you, donald. >> you are a champion of the ballroom and football field. and now, water park. thanks, my friend. good luck with the season coming up. >> thank you. thank you. you be good.
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good morning i'm kristen sze. developing news in san francisco's excelsior district firefighters are trying to determine what sparked a fire that killed two men. firefighters arrived to find smoke pouring from the home one victim they tried to revive, but couldn't the second victim was found a few minutes later. firefighters say the home was filled with belongings which made moving around very difficult. some mechanical problems at the castro station on the muni metro system inbound delays now. construction going on so the n judah line will be shutdown
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welcome back. right now clouds are lower that's why we had mist this morning and why we are having flight arrival delays into sfo. temperatures close to where they were yesterday, 60s coast,
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70s bay, 80s inland, ♪ oh, oh i want some more ♪ ♪ oh, oh what are you waiting for ♪ ♪ take a bite of my heart tonight ♪ ♪ oh, oh i want some more ♪ ♪ oh, oh what are you waiting for ♪ ♪ what are you waiting for take a bite of my heart tonight ♪ and this is the "gma" summer concert series. what a crowd out this morning to see that multiplatinum supergroup, neon trees performing live. it's a pleasure to be here among a cast of thousands, back here and right here. sam, robin, george, all back monday. ginger, dan and amy, here.
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>> neon trees have a new album, by the way. and they're in the midst of a megatour. >> absolutely. the debut cd went to number one. their new album features the hit platinum single that we can't stop single, "everybody talks," one of the hottest songs of the summer. something of an anthem. they'll be performing it live for us and answering our fan favorite question. >> that's in your soul right now. later today, "good afternoon america." tabatha coffey, toe-to-toe on where honesty is the best policy. also, trying to set a world record on a pogo stick. who's not sticking around for all of that? 2:00 p.m. eastern, 1:00 p.m. central and pacific. >> you on a pogo stick. >> not a good look. first, can we just get to the ribs? >> you know what?
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it's always time for a barbecue. and it's always a time for our good friend, emeril lagasse, to come to central park. thanks for stopping by. >> absolutely. >> you're going to make grilled barbecue ribs three different ways. >> a traditional one, southern style, with sauce. we're going to do one that has an amazing root beer glaze. >> root beer and bourbon. >> unbelievable. and also, an asian style one, with hoysin sauce. you have to have the right ribs. these are babyback. you can you beef ribs. there's two steps here. we're going to make a dry rub first. here's what we're going to do. we're going to take paprika, cayenne pepper, to give it the heat. black pepper. >> lots of pepper. >> this will keep well in an air-tight container. you don't have to worry about that. garlic powder, onion powder,
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salt. now, the herbs. oregano and also some thyme. here's what we're going to do. this is an easy secret. we're going to take the rub mix. and you're just going to sprinkle it. >> you're going to rub it in? >> we're going to do that. and a little celery salt, a little salt and pepper. and basically, we're going to flip it over now and do this -- >> the other side, as well. >> do both sides. >> olive oil or anything on here? >> no. do both sides. you're going to wrap them in foil. >> okay. >> put your oven on 300 degrees. and bake them slow. bake them slow and low, for 2 1/2, 3 hours. let's talk about the glaze. root beer. pepper jelly. >> the bourbon's coming, right? >> oh, yeah. then, vanilla bean, cinnamon sticks and cloves.
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those are the aeromatics. we're going to add pepper sauce to that. and worcestershire sauce. and then, we're going to do lemon zest, orange zest. >> and the bourbon, right? >> a nice cup of bourbon. reduce this. it reduces down. >> how long do you cook it for? >> we're going to cook it 45 minutes to an hour. what's going to happen is it's going to look and reduce -- >> with a lid on? >> no. you leave it open because you want the evaporation to happen. >> all right. >> this is the root beer glaze. and after the ribs come out of the foil. >> from the dry rub. >> you put it right on and glaze them. >> amazing. >> after we get the glaze, now, you come right to the grill. so, you roasted them. you baked them in the oven. they're supertender. >> okay. >> then, you're finishing them
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on the grill. that's when you do the sauce so they don't burn. the sugar in the barbecue sauce is what's going to burn. >> you reapply? >> reapply. so, we have -- this is the root beer glaze. this is the traditional southern glaze right here. this is the ketchup one. you know what you're tasting, lara? you're tasting the pepper jelly. >> all i can hear is chewing. >> then, you have the hoisin. a beautiful summer tomato, red onions. and we have a sweet and sour coleslaw, also with peppers. peppers are plentiful right now. >> you have lots of peppers in these meals. >> exactly. >> my mouth is burning. >> you can get the recipes. you know where to get them. >> and a little lemonade. >> goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! thank you so much. we're going to start eating now. >> root beer glazed ribs. >> fantastic.
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and speaking of ginger, she's in for sam champion. you've eaten mine, as well. ginger, take it away. >> good morning, everybody. boy, is it beautiful out here. really feeling some sunshine. i found a friend from grand rapids, michigan. what are we celebrating? >> the 50th anniversary of wzzm in grand rapids. >> one of our favorites. let's go to the forecast. and one place that's more summer than all summer, all year, the hot temperatures settling in in the pacific northwest. 101 portland, 103 medford. it comes along with fire danger. one other thing i want to make note this weekend, a lot of rain. some places need it. others do not. look at new orleans. they're in the two-plus category. that's part of the does not need it. early storms will happen here in the mid-atlantic and the northeast for the weekend. severe possible. damaging winds, some hail.
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>> neon trees in just moments. let's head back over to you guys. i can't see you with the crowd. >> okay, ginger. >> don't chew with your mouth full. >> i had a mouthful of ribs there. coming up, neon trees, performs live. >> oh, yeah. ♪ [ cans opening ]
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♪ i wish that i could have this moment for life ♪
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♪ ♪ 'cause in this moment i just feel so alive ♪ ♪ alive ♪ alive ♪ [ cans opening ] ♪ ♪ i wish that i could have this moment for life ♪ ♪ for life [ cans opening, pepsi pouring ] [ man ] ahhh! [ cheers and applause ] welcome back to "good morning america," party in the park. two years ago, boy, neon trees really lit it up in provo, utah. they're going to be singing "everybody talks" in just a moment. from their new album, "picture show," what do you say we take a listen to the new single,
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"lessons in love." [ cheers and applause ] >> how are you feeling, new york? ♪ when you walk my way i feel the rush come over me ♪ ♪ a sharp panic, panic it's the things that you say ♪ ♪ that makes the rush come over me ♪ ♪ it happens all the time i never was too good ♪ ♪ at following the rules ♪ i'm better just pretending i was the fool ♪ ♪ all day, all night i got the lights in my eyes ♪ ♪ and i'm falling for you keep cool, stay tough ♪ ♪ but that's never enough these are the lessons in love ♪
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♪ all day, all night i got the lights in my eyes ♪ ♪ and i'm falling for you keep cool, stay young ♪ ♪ i'm just having my fun with the lessons in love ♪ ♪ if i walk away i feel a push inside of me ♪ ♪ that won't let me leave but what could i say ♪ ♪ for you to feel what's inside of me ♪ ♪ this happens all the time i never was too good ♪ ♪ at following rules i'm better just ♪ ♪ pretending i was the fool ♪ all day, all night i got the lights in my eyes ♪ ♪ and i'm falling for you keep cool, stay tough ♪
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♪ but that's never enough these are the lessons in love ♪ ♪ all day, all night i got the lights in my eyes ♪ ♪ and i'm falling for you keep cool, stay young ♪ ♪ i'm just having my fun with the lessons in love ♪ ♪ i'm only loney when the lights are on ♪ ♪ i want the same rush over and over and over and over ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ♪ all day, all night i got the lights in my eyes ♪ ♪ and i'm falling for you keep cool, stay tough ♪ ♪ but that's never enough
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these are the lessons in love ♪ ♪ i got the lights in my eyes ♪ ♪ falling for you keep cool, stay young ♪ ♪ i'm just having my fun with the lessons in love ♪ ♪ with the lessons in love ♪ oh, oh, oh [ cheers and applause ] ♪ i wish that i could have this moment for life ♪
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♪ for life ♪ for life ♪ [ cans opening ] ♪ ♪ i wish that i could have this moment for life ♪ ♪ for life ♪ for life ♪ [ pepsi pouring ] [ man ] ahhh!
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[ cheers and applause ] hey, welcome back, everybody. on stage, now, with neon trees. [ cheers and applause ] not bad. not bad. tyler glenn, thank you so much for being with us this morning. >> we're just glad the crowd showed up today. >> are you crazy? we can't get your song out of our head. eagle-eye fans will notice that your regular drummer is not with you. >> not as good-looking. >> tell everybody the good news.
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>> elaine, our drummer, had a baby a few weeks ago. >> got to love a girl drummer. >> she's crazy. i'm so happy. >> a healthy baby. we thank you for being with us. how's the tour going? >> it's unbelievable. it's really a dream. we appreciate people that even care. so, thank you. >> they care a lot. they care a lot. that little song we can't get out of our head, "everybody talks" has gone platinum. >> it has gone platinum. >> in honor of that -- in honor of that, josh has a little gift for you to celebrate. congratulations. we want to get to the pepsi fan favorite question. a lot of people really want to know where the name neon trees came from. >> me and my friends were idiots in high school. and we ate a lot of in-n-out
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burger. they had the neon palm tree lights. and this one was built before i met him. it's a metaphysical fast food story. >> you are officially the best band of all-time. >> josh is obsessed with in-n-out burger. i knew there would be a magical next. and with that -- let's hear it. "everybody talks." neon trees. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ hey, baby won't you look my way ♪ ♪ i can be your new addiction hey, baby ♪ ♪ what you gotta say? all you're giving me ♪ ♪ is fiction i'm a sorry sucker ♪ ♪ and this happens all the time i found out that ♪ ♪ everybody talks everybody talks, everybody talks ♪
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♪ it started with a whisper and that was when i kissed her ♪ ♪ and then she made my lips hurt i could hear the chitchat ♪ ♪ take me to your love shack momma's always gotta backtrack ♪ ♪ when everybody talks back ♪ hey, honey you could be my drug ♪ ♪ you could be my new prescription ♪ ♪ too much could be an overdose all this trash talk ♪ ♪ make me itchin' oh, my, my ♪ ♪ everybody talks everybody talks ♪ ♪ everybody talks, too much ♪ it started with a whisper and that was when i kissed her ♪ ♪ and then she made my lips hurt i could hear the chitchat ♪ ♪ take me to your love shack momma's always gotta backtrack ♪
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♪ when everybody talks back ♪ never thought i'd live to see the day ♪ ♪ when everybody's words got in the way ♪ ♪ hey, sugar show me all your love ♪ ♪ all you're giving me is fiction ♪ ♪ hey, sugar what you gotta say? ♪ >> sing it. ♪ it started with a whisper and that was when i kissed her ♪ ♪ and then she made my lips hurt i could hear the chitchat ♪ ♪ take me to your love shack momma's always gotta backtrack ♪ ♪ when everybody talks back ♪ everybody talks everybody talks ♪
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♪ everybody talks everybody talks ♪ ♪ everybody talks everybody talks back ♪ ♪ it started with a whisper and that was when i kissed her ♪ ♪ everybody talks everybody talks back ♪ [ cheers and applause ]
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[ cheers and applause ] welcome back. oh, what a party in the park it has been. first, robin roberts, making her way back stateside. she'll be with us monday. she did tweet this picture today. i believe it's rush hour in venice, italy. there she is, on a boat. travel safely. cannot wait to see you back monday. >> we're going to have a great weekend. we hope you do, as well. before we go, though, one more song. what do you say? neon trees, "animal." thank you, guys. thank you. have a great weekend. [ cheers and applause ] >> central park, i want to see the animal inside you.
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♪ here we go againth me today. i kinda wanna ♪ ♪ be more then friends so, take it easy on me ♪ ♪ i'm afraid you're never satisfied ♪ ♪ here we go again we're sick like animals ♪ ♪ we play pretend you're just a cannibal ♪
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good morning i'm kristen sze. in palo alto the water district is trying fix the broken floodgate that has brought millions of mosquito eggs to life. officials say these mosquitoes don't carry west nile but are aggressive. vector control may fog the area. >> speaking of fog saw some this morning. let's check in with mike. >> starting to lift a little it will return to the coast by noon mid and upper level clouds partly sunny 60s coast, 70s bay, 80s, 90s inland more clouds and cooler tomorrow. delays inbound on muni due to earlier mechanical problems at castro staying. for the weekend n judah lines shutdown bus shuttles

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