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good morning, america. and breaking right now, a massive explosion. a stunning and deadly attack in pakistan. a suicide bomber rams a car filled with explosives into a u.s. government vehicle, leaving a giant crater. more than 20 people wounded in the blast. americans among the victims. we'll have a live report. also breaking, stunning new allegations about tom cruise. the bombshell claims by "vanity fair" about his search for a wife before he married katie holmes. was scientology auditioning actresses for the role of a lifetime and who was in the running? and watch out. a monster truck right into the crowd of spectators. a father and 11-year-old son in its path. everyone's okay. how did the driver lose control? ♪ help i need somebody
and rescue me. russell crowe stranded at sea. ten miles off course. marooned and yelling to the coast guard for help. inside his high seas adventure. ♪ you don't look like george. >> yeah, i know. please do not adjust your set. things have changed today a little bit. good morning, america. we hope you're enjoying labor day holiday. george is off today, robin is in mississippi right now with her family after her mother passed away on friday. as you know, we don't need to say it. all of us here are team robin. >> and all of you have been sending so many wonderful messages on twitter. we know you're team robin. she appreciates your prayers and love. >> if you want to see them all together, it's #teamrobin. everybody's messages just going out together this morning. so many in the gulf are reeling
after isaac came to the region. hundreds of thousands are still without power in the storm zone. many of you will be relaxing and hitting the beach. a major red flag at some of the most popular swimming locations in the country. shocking video and great whites spotted just a wee bit too close to shore. >> yeah, some actually on shore. >> yeah. first this morning, let's get to ron claiborne in for josh elliott. many developing stories. and they're big ones. >> good morning to you, sam and lara, and everyone. we begin with that breaking news. a rare attack this morning outside the u.s. consulate in peshawar, pakistan. one of the most brazen attacks against americans in that country in recent years. abc's muhammad lila is in the region following all the developments. >> reporter: as you say, a very deadly day in this region. the u.s. state department is confirming that two americans were hurt when a suicide bomber struck an american suv that just left the american consulate in the city of peshawar.
that blast killed 5 people and injured 19. the blast so strong, so powerful, that it ripped a giant crater right into the middle of the hole and it left that suv a charred, burned-out heap of twisted, mangled metal. ron? >> muhammad lila, thank you for the report. a wildfire exploding in size in california's angeles national forest. an estimated 12,000 labor day visitors and campers were forced to be evacuated. thick smoke could be seen 20 miles away. and in oregon, cameras were rolling as the driver of a monster truck lost control in this race. the vehicle plowed into the crowd of spectators sitting along the sidelines. three people were injured, including a father and his 11-year-old son. but they are all okay. the driver will not be charged. new insight as to why the former navy s.e.a.l. broke the
code of silence writing about the killing of osama bin laden. "the new york times" reports that the author of "no easy day" was upset about being pushed out of s.e.a.l. team six. the new e book is due out today. the reverend sun myung moon has died. the messiah turned his church into a religious movement. known for brainwashing his followers but probably best known for holding mass weddings of his followers. he turned the church into a business empire that included "the washington times" newspaper. he was 92. history made this morning at the u.s. open. thanks to a rain delay, it took until 2:26 in the morning for philipp kohlschreiber to defeat american john isner. that ties the record for the latest match ever.
and south african runner oscar pistorius is apologizing after a stunning loss in the paralympics in england. after the race, he accused the brazilian of wearing blades too long. but he still believes that olvera cheated, but he apologized for the timing of his criticism. he said he should have let the winner have his moment. finally, "gladiator" star russell crowe apparently needed little help from the u.s. coast guard after getting lost on his kayak this weekend. he and a friend were in the waters off of the coast of long island this weekend. nightfall came, they became disoriented. they hailed a passing coast guard boat and were taken to a nearby harbor. that's crowe with the coast guard crew there. he denies he had to be rescued. he's in new york filming "noah" based on a biblical story.
>> about a boat? >> yeah. he was master in commander. he was a captain of a ship. >> i'm sure he was not happy about having to be rescued. >> when the coast guard comes to get you, officially a rescue. >> bad news, russell. >> all right, ron, we thank you. we move to the race for the white house. the democratic national convention kicks off tomorrow. and things already off to a shaky start with an incident involving two allegedly drunken delegates. it's "your voice, your vote." cecilia vega joins us. from charlotte, north carolina, good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: the party has not started here. the california delegation, they may be nursing a bit of a hangover this morning. two california democratic delegates partied into the wee hours of sunday morning. in the lobby of their charlotte hotel, one was so drunk he apparently passed out and was taken to the hospital. the other, allegedly belligerent
with hotel staff, he was threatened with arrest after falsely telling police he was a congressman. it was all witnessed by a "los angeles times" reporter. >> he was very belligerent. at the point that they called the police. they asked him for identification. he refused. >> reporter: california democratic party officials asked the man to leave the convention. today, he's out. the other, released from the hospital and allowed to stay. a spokesman for the delegation said in a statement, the delegate has apologized to hotel staff and agreed to leave the hotel and forego official delegation activities in charlotte. but tomorrow, the real party begins. all week, democrats will roll out some of the biggest names in politics and hollywood. michelle obama, bill clinton, the president himself, to superstars like eva longoria, mary j. blige and the black by the peas. >> we don't have the problems
that out other part has. we're not divided. >> reporter: the president's top strategists making the rounds of sunday's talk shows. >> their campaign is built on a tripod of lies. a welfare attack that is untrue. the suggestion that we're raiding medicare, absolutely untrue. >> reporter: as the democrats ramp up for their prime time moments -- many are bashing last week's show in tampa. >> he said it was a mistake to end the war in iraq and bring our warriors home. shed it was a mistake that set a mandate for our warriors in afghanistan and bring them home. >> reporter: and it's chatter over one of the most memorable moments of the convention goes on. that conversation between clint eastwood and the empty chair representing president obama with the president saying yesterday, he's still a huge clint eastwood fan. >> it has been dubbed the clint moment already. thank you, cecilia vega. for more, we go to jake tapper in washington. good morning, jake.
>> good morning, lara, how are you? >> good. i want to start with the incident with the two allegedly drunken delegates. certainly, not the way the obama campaign would want to start this week. is it a big deal? >> no, i don't think it's a big deal. we have to remember, we think of conventions, political conventions, as ways for politicians and parties to present their case to the american people. for thousands of delegates, these are conventions like any other. that means a lot of men behaving badly. >> so you say present their case. what are the top three things you think need to happen this week for obama? >> first, he has to rally the base. that's easier to do, of course when you're a candidate than when you're an incumbent. but he has to get the voters that he needs to turn out excited to vote for him. young people, latinos, women, labor. he needs to make an economic case to the ambivalent obama voters at home. he needs to present an economic case.
what will the next four years look like. why would the economy be better the next four years than the past four years? and the last thing is make people feel proud about having voted for him in 2008. even liberals say one of the most devastating lines of romney had is what kind of a presidency has obama had if the best feeling you had was the day you voted for him? he turns to turn that around, lara. >> trying to duplicate that optimism of four years ago. and i know on wednesday, bill clinton is the main speaker. at a time, there was bad blood between the two. is that all behind them now? >> it's mostly behind them. there's some tension between presidents from the same party. bill clinton and jimmy carter didn't get along. but obama needs clinton. he needs him to make the case. there's nothing a guy like clinton likes better than feeling needed. he will be there wednesday, making his case, lara. >> front and center, the attention spotlight on him. thanks, jake. george and diane will lead the primetime coverage on the
national convention, starting tomorrow night, 10:00 p.m. eastern on abc. sam? and at least the weather forecast looks quiet for the democrats, because it sure didn't for the republicans. switching gears to the latest on isaac's fallout. the extreme team was out in force nine days running. keeping a close eye on the situation in louisiana and beyond. so many are facing a threat of flooding from isaac as it continues to move inland. unbelievable the pictures we're seeing from this area. our abc's ryan owens joins us from new orleans. good morning, ryan. >> reporter: sam, good morning to you. it's been anything but a relaxes holiday weekend here. the good news is almost all of the rivers and lakes are finally receding. there is one exception, the pearl river north of here in st. tammany parish. these are some of the areas that
are expected to crest finally today. shannon orlando is working to clean up the mess isaac left last week. she's drying out family photos and hoping she'll not have to evacuate her 4-year-old daughter again. are you worried the water will come back up again? >> it might. i can't worry. i mean, i can't worry. there's nothing i can do about it. if we're told to leave, we will and deal with it. >> reporter: there are so many people here just trying to deal with it. hundreds of thousands have had no electricity, no air conditioning for six days. >> i can't take the heat. >> reporter: the heat index this weekend topped 105 as storm victims struggled to clean up. >> it's steaming hot. we are surviving off the generator. >> reporter: there is some relief in sight. intergy, the largest power
company, says they expect 90% of their customers will have the power on and more importantly the air conditioning today, by the end of the day. we should point out, the president of the united states will be here this afternoon visiting with some of isaac's victims. sam? >> always important to make the trip down, especially when folks have had a tough time from a storm like this. one of the most -- i think important and stunning moments, ginger zee is live here hides has not just the flooding. we expected that. we expected the winds. but 44 tornadoes from the system as it moved up through america's heartland. that, to me, was an incredible number. >> so much above average. we don't usually that many. it's all weekend and continues the severe weather threat. you believe we're still talking about this guy. it's not isaac anymore. not remnants or leftovers. it's interacting with other things and what that means to you is a whole lot of rain in a whole lot of places from the carolinas through atlanta, birmingham today. one to two inches. tomorrow, here's where it gets interesting. everybody is going back to school and work. you get two to three inches from north of philadelphia to boston. i have to leave you with the
severe threat today in the south. atlanta, you're included in there. we'll have much more coming up in the nation's weather. back to sam and lara. >> unbelievable this much of the country is affected by a tropical system. so we'll be following it as that rain moves all way. we haven't left you without knowing it. we won't leave you in the future. >> thank you, ginger, thank you, sam. we turn to a shocking crash caught on tape this weekend. a plane catching on fire, slamming into the ground at an iowa air show. it's raising new questions about air show safety. abc's clayton sandell has the story. >> reporter: this morning, investigators are sorting through the aftermath of a dramatic crash caught on tape. by shocked spectators. >> it just crashed. >> reporter: the plane was flying in formation when suddenly, it careens down into this field. a ball of flames. erupting into the sky. it happened at the quad city air show in davenport, iowa. 59-year-old glen smith, who
retired from a tech firm to pursue his dream of flying vintage planes, was killed. >> we don't see anything at this time. we want to make sure we have it documented, we've collected everything. >> reporter: plane toox to the sky on sunday in his honor. >> this is what he would have wanted. >> reporter: since 1991, air show accidents in north america have killed 72 pilots and performers. for the 12 million spectators who enjoy them every year, air shows are almost always safe. >> there hasn't been a fatality since 1952. that's because of strict rules in place. for nearly 60 years. >> reporter: aircraft must stay 500 to 1500 feet away from crowds. and avoid flying toward people. aerobatic pilots must be tested regularly. there are new changes for the very different world of air racing. after this p-51 mustang slammed into the crowd last year in
reno, nevada, 11 were killed. this spring, the ntsb called for stricter rules for air races and more training for pilots. changes for the race course to better avoid spectators. >> you're going to see people flying airplanes right to the absolute edge of the envelope. >> reporter: for many, a thrill with a risk worth taking. for "good morning america," clayton sandell, abc news, denver. >> and our thoughts are with the pilot and his family. >> it's tough. it's exciting to watch but there are people underneath them. now to growing concerns about shark attacks. authorities are forcing swimmers out of the water at some of the country's most popular beaches. that's why. what you don't want to see. great whites spotted close to shore. john schriffen is here with the latest. you know, even though you spend a lot of time in the water, that's scary. >> it sure is. good morning. all summer, scientists have been
tracking the movement of sharks off the new england coast. they've been coming closer and closer to shore. these are not just any sharks. they're great whites. one of the most powerful predators in the ocean. as great white sharks like this one swarm the beaches of cape cod, normally packed with swimmers on labor day weekend, officials are ordering everyone out of the water. >> they were definitely very close. we just keep everybody safe and keep them out of the water. >> reporter: peter motter took his family on a whale-watching trip. what they found was not a whale. >> my daughter spotted a fin off in the distance. as we got closer, it was clear it was a shark. >> we thought the shark would come up from under the boat. >> reporter: but the nearly 14-foot great white was more concerned with its lunch. families watched as the massive predator tore a seal to pieces. the shark is just feet from their boat. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: throughout new
england, it's been a real-life shark week. dozens of great whites have been spotted across the region's beaches. on the border of massachusetts and rhode island, this 13-footer washed up on shore and quickly drew a crowd -- >> that's awesome! >> reporter: -- eager for a look up close at this animal. >> i mean, he's stone dead. but he's got "jaws" written all over it. >> reporter: niko has been tracking the shark population for four years. he says the shark sightings have spiked because of the exploding seal population over the last few years. and that swimmers should be on the lookout. >> don't swim near the seals. if the seals appear startled, that's a pretty good indicator that a shark's in the area. >> and authorities say the best way to stay safe is to stay near a life guard tower. >> they can see the fin in the distance. let's get a check on the weather today.
everybody have a great time at the beach today. ginger? >> i'm going to start with the beach forecast. no, don't go the beach if you're south of this line here. philadelphia, not because of sharks, but because the weather's going to be wet. wjla, one of the affiliates in d.c., too much rain, three to four inches locally. they'll have more in the next couple of days. so we're average temperaturewise in the northeast. i want to leave you with a look at one here pocket of severe weather. your local forecast is coming up.
>> speaking of a threat at the beach, southern california, waves up to ten feet today. another one to think of. it will be nicer there. i don't know anything about sharks. >> you at the beach? a bathing suit? >> don't think speedo. all right, well -- coming up on "gma," bombshell allegations about tom cruise. did the church of scientology
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tom cruise facing new allegations about his personal life. just months before he began dating katie holmes, did the church of scientology conduct top secret auditions to find his next wife? the shocking report from "vanity fair." we'll get to that in just a moment. but first, we say good morning, america. happy labor day to you. as sam said, do not adjust your television sets. do not get concerned. george is off. robin is in mississippi right now with her family after the passing of her beloved mother. and josh is getting a little day off as well. >> a little r & r. all of you have been sending notes on twitter and also our facebook. sending robin your love and your support. we're sending her ours, and prayers, as well. we'll get to an abc news exclusive this morning. evelyn lozada, the estranged
wife of former nfl star chad johnson now formerly known as ocho cinco. she's speaking out for the first time about a head-butting incident. swhies ending their marriage just after 41 days. head-butting incident, that may answer that. plus, she's no typical mom, she's a psychic. she can't turn off the gift. she's made predictions about us. how she's turning skeptics into believers at her kitchen table. she's a long island gal, like myself. >> do you know what her predictions are yet? >> no. you'll never believe this dad's moves. it's "the play of the day." i don't even want to -- don't show it. don't show it. it will have you answering this morning. look at that guy and know that he's better than any of us possibly could be. >> okay, i'm intrigued. >> i'm just saying. first, sam. a shocking new report about tom
cruise's romantic life and the role of scientology. the new issue of "vanity fair" alleges a top secret process to find the megastar a girlfriend. abc's linsey davis is here with the details. do tell. >> good morning to you, lara. the "vanity fair" describes what a call a secret wife auditioning process. and talk about the actress that almost landed the role of a lifetime. as the love interest of tom cruise. it turns out, the opportunity for her to become his leading lady was a mission impossible. as tom cruise attempts to move on and heal from his very public divorce from katie holmes, a new bombshell, as alleged secrets from the "risky business" star's past begin to emerge. in "vanity fair's" latest issue special correspondent under claims of what she calls a top secret process of finding a
girlfriend for tom cruise, headed by the wife of scientology chief david miscavige. scientology folks people deny any such project. but according to "vanity fair," the organization was seeking and auditioning actresses strictly scientologists, as a real-life girlfriend for tom cruise. they were allegedly told they were auditioning for a training film. asking what do you think of tom cruise? >> coming on top of his divorce, it's one more thing. nobody wants to be exposed to critical articles like this. true or not, if it's not true, it's frustrating. if it is true, it's some of the most personal moments of his life. so i'm sure it's just one more headache for tom cruise right now. >> reporter: "vanity fair" claims nazanin boniadi, an iranian-born london-raised actress who was a regular on "general hospital" and recognized for her role in "ironman" was the selected one. and that in a month-long preparation was told to lose her
braces, her highlights, and her boyfriend, and even signed confidentiality agreement. the article goes further saying when the pair first met in november 2004, that's when boniadi first sensed this was possibly going to be an arranged marriage. and although they spent that first night together, they did not have sex. according to "vanity fair" cruise told boniadi, i've never felt this way before. his affection became overwhelming, with him reportedly telling her, i get more love from an extra than you. the article adds that boniadi moved into cruise's home, shared a bedroom and was given a credit card issued in the name of cruise's company. her only source of money. the article says the relationship was over in january 2005. just three months before the star publicly dated katie holmes because cruise wanted someone with her own power, like nicole kidman. according to the article, boniadi was then sent to a scientology center where she alleged broke down and revealed
her situation to a friend which violated her confidentiality agreement. as punishment, she was scrubbing toilets and digging ditches in the middle of the night. the church of scientology, however, denies this, saying the church does not punish people, especially in that manner. >> people who are skeptical of tom cruise and his scientology connection are going to go, see, i told you so. the bottom line is, i don't think it will make a difference in his movie career. >> reporter: tom cruise's p.r. person released this statement. to abc news. lies in a different font are still lies designed to sell magazines. we reached out to the church of scientology, it did not respond. and it's also worth noting katie holmes did not become a scientologist until she started dating cruise. and this entire "vanity fair" story was down without her participation. if it's true, it's a lot easier than dating. >> auditioning? >> yeah. you might have a point here. >> well, i mean you have to get a team together. they have to scout out.
it's easier to go to dinner. >> auditioning, don't call us, we'll call you. >> all right, thank you. well, we might as well start a little bit with what's going on out there in the weather boards. now, ginger, it's not just all that rain in the middle of the country. there's more problems with rain in other parts. >> right, it's been very stormy out west in places like utah. that's where we'll begin. mudslide video. this is pretty incredible. you only get a half to one and a half inches of rain. saratoga springs, ugly on the streets there, just full of mud. now, it's going to be drier in parts of out today. you can see that high pressure in place. seattle also. no measurable rain since july. some heat advisories. oklahoma city to arkansas. seattle, no measure rain since july 22nd, you can believe it. they're on one of the largest stretches ever. then the heat. arkansas to northern louisiana. 102, okc today. it will be steamy. sam can attest to this along the gulf with all the rain sitting around.
>> this weather report brought to you by macy's. sam and lara. all right, coming up on "gma," the estranged wife of nfl superstar chad johnson. formerly known as ochocinco. speaking out about what she says really happened in the head-butting fight. and why lmfao wants to party rock. the project that's got all of us saying love all. >> tennis reference. >> does this man have moves like jagger? find out. "the play of the day." miscavige. jagger? find out. "the play of the day." [ male announcer ] every day, thousands of people are choosing advil® for their headaches.
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publicly about her breakup with former nfl star chad johnson formerly known as ocho cinco. she opens up about the infamous head-butting incident. she talked about ending their marriage after just six weeks. she talks about that with abc's amy robach in an exclusive sitdown. >> we're getting ready to get married. >> how do you feel about it? >> i am stoked. >> reporter: millions watched as evelyn lozada and chad "ocho cinco" johnson fell in love before their eyes. >> i'm not about [ bleep ]. >> reporter: she, the star of "basketball wives." with the fondness for high-profile athletes. >> i can't get my hair wet! >> reporter: and he the larger-than-life football player. who smashed records in an nfl career and danced into our homes on "dancing with the stars." it seemed the sky was the limit for these two. but the fairy tale came crashing down in an instant. >> he grabbed me right here and head-butted me.
all i felt was, like, you know, blood coming down my face. >> reporter: it ended with evelyn getting six stitches in her forehead and chad getting arrested. >> mr. johnson, you've been charged with battery, domestic violence. >> reporter: and now a divorce filing after just 41 days. it all began when evelyn says she found a receipt in chad's car for condoms. >> it was three weeks after my wedding. >> reporter: she says when she confronted her husband, he denied that he had been unfaithful, saying he bought them for a friend. >> i knew he was lying. i told him, i said, i'm not sticking by you through this. i don't care if my marriage is the laughingstock of the world. and then the next thing i know, he head-butted me. >> reporter: chad johnson declined our request for an interview about what he says happened that night. in a statement to police, he claimed that evelyn had head-butted him. even though she appeared to be the victim with six stitches, many didn't believe her story.
here's why. so when word of the head-butting got out, the internet lit up in a firestorm of controversy. comments like she definitely deserved it. and she's a bully. do you understand why people have said the things they said? >> i understand it. but i also think that it's like saying, well, look at that woman, look what she had on. that's why she got raped. you know, i just feel like -- i feel it's a little unfair. whatever the perception of me is on "basketball wives," that doesn't justify what happened that day. >> reporter: the show, about to start its fifth season, has long been controversial because of what many consider excessive violence. there's a petition with 30,000 signatures asking viacom to take "basketball wives" off the air. and chad was fired from the
dolphins the day after the incident. as captured in the hbo series "hard knocks." he's remained largely silent after the incident. tweeting only this a few days ago. i've made my bed. now i've got to sleep in it. this is a quote from chad "i issue evelyn nothing but the best. i have no negative words to say. i love her very much. how does that feel to hear that? >> sad. it's the hardest thing in the world. to walk away from someone that you really love. and you have to walk away because i have to protect myself. >> reporter: for "good morning america," amy robach, abc news, new york. >> clearly it's painful to both sides. and reality tv often makes it look like there's no consequences to behavior. but there's always consequences. >> putting yourself on reality tv, you let it all out.
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good morning i'm eric thomas. the duty manager at the san jose airport confirms a flight was mit by a laser last laser last night three miles south of the airport investigation to determine where the beam came from faa has been notified there were no problems on that flight. good labor day. 40s in santa rosa napa bay everybody else in the 50s on our way to 60s with sun at the coast this afternoon, 70s, 80s
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[ cheers and applause ] great crowd outside on this labor day. and we do wish you a good morning, america. the rain -- holding off for right now. we're so happy to hear that. george is off. josh, also, not laboring on this labor day. robin in mississippi right now with her family after the passing of her beloved mom on friday. boy, we miss you, robin. >> we are team robin. all of us here at "gma." so many of you are sharing love and prayers for her through us. and you have been asking, how do you get in touch with her, let her know how you feel, show your
support? all of that is on our website, goodmorningamerica.com/robin. twitter is alive with the bracelet. all of that money will go help other people that have problems and are looking for sluicolutios well. coming up today, it is possibly the most emotional "show me the money" we have ever done. we're going to robin's home state of mississippi to a place that is changing lives of boys and girls in need. now they'll get the ultimate surprise. elisabeth leamy on the case once again. >> i love it when a big network show does good stuff for a community. we're going to do that for you this morning. and you'll meet the psychic who says, i can't turn it off. i cannot turn it off. >> i can relate. >> she's been talking to spirits for more than a decade. but actually, here, the spirits talk back to her, too. wait until you hear what she revealed to those people. >> i'm hearing from the control room she made our producer cry and i can't confirm whether it was in a good way or bad way. we'll find out.
coming up on the show. i'm hearing i think it is good news. you have good news for us, too? and some bad news from overseas. the big story from pakistan. a brazen attack targeting americans in that country. a suicide attacker drove a vehicle packed with explosives into an suv that belonged to the u.s. consulate in peshawar. two people were killed. 19 others were injured, including two americans. it's a hot bed for taliban and al qaeda militants. and here at home, thousands of people in louisiana are bracing for the possibility of new evacuations today in the wake of hurricane isaac. the pearl river is expected to crest about five feet above flood stage. that's tonight. in the meantime, some 200,000 homes and businesses do not have power. and nearly 3,000 people are still in shelters. the president will see the damage later today. the democratic convention does not kick off until tomorrow. two california delegates are in trouble. the men got so allegedly drunk police had to be called to a charlotte hotel.
one delegate was dismissed from the convention. after being belligerent and claiming to be a congressman. and an earthquake measuring 3.3 shook beverly hills this morning. they don't see much damage, but quote, everybody car alarm in the city is going off. southern california has been struck by more than 100 quakes in the last week or so. also in that part of the state, a wildfire in the angeles national forest forced the evacuation of thousands of campers and residents this holiday weekend. the smoke very thick can be seen all the way to los angeles on the coast to the desert inland. and the u.s. open referee, remember her, charged are murdering her husband with a coffee mug, she's been released on bail. 70-year-old lois goodman spent nearly two weeks in a california jail before posting $500,000 in bail last night. she pleaded not guilty saying her arthritis and other ailments
made it impossible for her to carry out such an attack. a hiker in utah has a story to tell. daniel is his name. he was stranded for three nights and four days alone inside a tunnel after he fell and broke his leg. he cell phone was dead. no one heard his cries for help. he found a piece of wood, put it on his leg, crawled out to the highway. a man passing by saw him and called the police. he's expected to make a full recovery. and a royal accomplishme mm this morning. britain's prince andrew rappelled down the side of europe's tallest building. >> why? >> we'll tell you that shortly. it took him half an hour to make his way down the side of the shard. the name of the building. all to raise money for charity. he said it was hugely satisfying and he also said he'll never do it again. good idea. >> can you blame him? >> not at all. >> thank you, ron.
>> fully clothed, so it probably won't make a lot of headlines. >> no pixillation needed. >> we'll get more later but you have to see more of this dancing dad. the 48-year-old financial planner investor guy. >> i love that he came dressed up in a suit and tie. and then busts a move. >> busts a lot of moves. >> can really pop and lock. >> surprised everybody. >> did you say pop and lock? >> is that so kid and play of me? is that so 19 --? >> may i do "pop news" now? the bells, bells handy. not sure? >> i'll make the ding noise. >> we begin. time for "pop news" what is the skinny on "dancing with the stars," the all-star season. well how about this? kirstie alley looking so good. sultry and sexy after got to be one of her first rehearsals in hollywood over the weekend. she looks fantastic. she tweeted i feel like my first
day of school, ugh, butterflies and nausea. she might be nervous but looking great. and her partner, maks, tweeted, so happy i got my friend back. for "dancing with the stars" all-stars. kirstie was amazing, let the games begin. they sound confident. the games begin three weeks from tonight when the new season starts. >> when is that? when is that? >> three weeks from tonight. >> on what? on what? on what network? >> on abc. thank you. >> no problem. so it seemed to be over before it really began for katy perry and john mayer. or was it? the superstars were spotted out against over the weekend. at a music festival in l.a. a shot of the two posted for instagram at one katherine hudson, katy's birth name. investigative reporting here on "pop news." they dated in august, broke up a few weeks ago. looks like they're together again.
fans in the crowd got a glimpse of them. jennifer took this picture and tweeted it with the caption, you said john mayer and katy perry were not together! lie! >> well, it is john mayer. it goes back and forth, back and forth. >> it could again. so be flexible, jennifer. the duchess of cambridge may have one of the world's most recognizable faces. apparently not in her hometown and not in water sports stores. she was shopping for a wet suit. unclear why? >> because everybody needs a wet suit, lara. she could be on a sea rescue at my moment. >> she was at a shop called fun sport. she reportedly forgot her money and asked to put the items that she bought on hold until she could pay for them. the shopkeeper didn't recognize her and asked her for her name and to sign something. when she replied her name was mrs. cambridge, he said, that was an interesting name. still no connection. true story. u.s. open fans may have noticed one colorful party
rocker in their midst. all week at the matches. now we know why. our friend. lmfao's redfoo is such a tennis player and fan of the game. who new? he wants players to feel sexy and know it on the court. give me a ding. >> ding. >> he's launching his own line of tennis gear. i'm sure it won't surprise you. no traditional whites for this guy. look for leopard print and neon. >> ding, ding. >> those are not dings. last night on the tennis channel, he told them shuffling was actually borne from slip-stepping his whole life on the tennis court. that it's like a little modified slip-step. >> you should see lara on the tennis court. by the way, ron. you should. she's something. >> impressive. >> and that, everyone, is "pop news" and no ding needed, sam. >> ding. >> thanks, ron. our ginger zee is outside with the crowd. audience, we want to come out. we're coming out.
>> they're waiting for you. i have to tell you, i don't know if i could do weather with all the dings. great job, lara. maybe you'll do that later for me, sam. i want to say good morning to an area close to memphis. big smiles. what is your name and why are you here? >> emily and it's my senior trip. >> she's enjoying it. she said, new york city, this is good. she's going to leave before the heavy rain gets in here. let's look at the severe weather that happened over the weekend. we mentioned it in the last hour. 44 tornadoes reported associated with isaac. that's one of them, corning, arkansas. preliminary rating, ef-2. really strong storms down there. today, that severe weather slips to the south and the east. columbia, atlanta. northern alabama and mississippi. the rain sticking around for the mid-atlantic today moves here tomorrow. across the country, west to east, two pockets of severe weather. the second is up there this the plains close to chicago but
>> so, emily, say happy anniversary from your daughter, all the way down here. mom's name is? >> donna kennedy. >> all right, we've got a lot of tennesseans out here. let's go back to lara. can't wait for you to get out here. >> we're on our way. first, what's coming up on our "gma" morning menu -- it might be the most emotional show me the money ever. also coming up, the mom who says she has a direct line to the afterlife.
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welcome back. [ cheers and applause ] let's go, crowd. time, once again, that was good. i don't need to call you out on it. you did a great job. time for our series, it's incredibly popular with you folks at home, it's called "show me the money." where we reunite people with their -- and why wouldn't it be -- we reunite people with their unclaimed cash. our friend elisabeth leamy traveled to mississippi. good morning. >> this one got me right here. let me tell you. because we're going to take you inside a boys and girls home that truly changes lives. ♪ this is hope in action. ♪ this little light of mine i'm gonna let it shine ♪ >> reporter: palmer home for children in columbus, mississippi, is a place where
children come to live when their parents can't chair for them. it's a place where every child has a chance. ♪ let it shine and soon, we'll give them a chance to cheer. >> if there was a place to take those children that needed stability, good parenting, needed a home. what would it look like? where would it be? and it does exist. it exists right here. >> reporter: some come to palmer home as babies. what do you like about living here at the palmer home? go ahead. >> school. >> playing outside. >> reporter: others, as teens. >> they gave me room to grow and they were like, grow. and so i did. >> reporter: many stay their entire childhoods. >> it's like a giant family. >> reporter: the children live as families in cottages overseen by house parents. >> this is the living room here. >> reporter: demaris and tito
are house parents to eight children from 8-year-olds to 15-year-olds. >> we hang out, we eat dinner. >> reporter: they do everything any parents would do. playing games, taking them to activities, guiding them in life. >> they're not our biological children. we love them as if they were our own. >> reporter: up to 90 children can live her in six cottages. >> no one else on the face of the earth will understand the trials and triumphs as the other house parents. >> reporter: you're all in-laws? palmer home provides everything the children need from food to education and does it all using private donations. which president drake bassett says, it's a leap of faith. >> we don't know where that money will come from. it's a stretch. >> we absolutely could use a big gift right now. >> reporter: we're about to help. robert and millie cox of vicksburg, mississippi, knew and
loved the palmer house. they had no children of their own, when they died, they left money to keep the home alive for future generations. that money got lost. and ended up in mississippi's unclaimed property program. >> it touches my heart. every time i have the opportunity to give some dollars back, it's a blessing. >> reporter: more than 100 people gather in mississippi's sweltering heat to find out how much lost money has been found. i'm elisabeth leamy with "good morning america." we're ready to show you some money. to do that, i want to introduce mississippi state treasurer lynne fitch. take it away. >> this is an exciting time to be with you all. now, i get to show you the money. i have a check for the palmer home and for the mississippi sheriff's boys and girls ranch in the amount of $108,997.15. [ cheers and applause ] yea! whoo-hoo. >> very, very grateful. thank you so much. so many things we can do with this. thank you very much.
we certainly appreciate it. >> thank you. ♪ let it shine let it shine let it shine ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> all right. and if more than $100,000 wasn't enough, wait, there's more. the vicksburg humane society and the mississippi animal rescue league also received unclaimed money from robert and millie cox's estate. you can see those check presentations on our website. >> you do not play around with the six-figure giveaways. i know at home, you have said, i'm going to check to see if there is unclaimed money for me. do it today on our website. oh, lara spencer. >> great job, eli. love that story. we move to one of the hottest new stars of reality tv. theresa caputo. perhaps you're heard of her. she's the star of tlc's series, "long island medium."
she's down to earth, she's a housewife. she says she has a connection to the afterlife and cannot turn it off. linsey davis has a chance to see her in action. >> i'm tereheresa caputo. i like to think of myself as a typical long island mom. >> reporter: theresa and typical don't belong in the same sentence. it's not her hair or nails that make her different. it's her unusual ability. it's why she's the star of tlc's reality tv show, "long island medium." >> excuse me, my name is theresa. i'm a medium. >> reporter: she speaks to dead people. >> her soul is with you. because she says you don't feel her. >> i never feel my mom. i always say that. >> reporter: there is no turning off her gift. sitting at her kitchen table, where she conducts most of her readings, our interview is repeatedly interrupted. >> i just got the goose bumps. that was the soul of his father that you felt validating his
presence. hi, how are you? >> reporter: she has a waiting list of more than two years. perhaps spontaneous readings like this with our producer, ashton, explain why. >> were you close to your grandmother? >> yes. >> reporter: whether the spirits were moving or not, ashton was moved. no longer able to write it all off as coincidence. this is a talent or ability you say you have had since you were 4? >> this is an ability. i believe it's a beautiful gift that i have from god. i was born this way. because there's no other explanation. is someone rose? >> reporter: she says she's bombarded with spirits from the other side trying to contact her to pass along messages. she was able to channel her instincts toward me. >> something like emelia, ethel. edith. did i say ethel? >> ethel. my grandmother. i was wondering when someone was going come forward for me. >> you got -- did you get
engaged after your grandmother passed? it's her way of acknowledging she knows about the engagement. >> reporter: this is how she makes believers. whether at home or going out for coffee. >> who is the young male that passed? your son? >> reporter: she's surrounded by people. >> he said, mommy, i wasn't afraid to die. i want to thank you for that. was your son sick? he said, i don't look sick. right? i said, no, you don't look sick. he said, that's how my family made me feel. i never felt that i was sick. >> reporter: after several more revelations about her son, it was time to get a reality check. how right on was she, would you say? >> very, very. >> reporter: would you be skeptical about talking to a medium in general? >> no, it scares me, but i'm not skeptical about it. >> reporter: nor are the millions of people who tune in to watch this woman from long
island, who even conducts seances on the sidewalk. >> it is them. they are okay. >> reporter: linsey davis, abc news. >> we have to say, we're thinking we believe. the long island medium will join us live on "good afternoon america" this thursday. the new season begins on tlc on sunday, september 9th. you'll have to give me information that you want me to find out for you. >> lots of, lots of stuff to ask. you may have thought you can't take a vacation this year. you may have put it off until the last minutes in fall. big deals and steals for just "gma" viewers. great getaways with travel and lifestyle editor genevieve shaw brown is here to tell us about all of those right now. this is the shoulder season? what does that mean and why it works for us who have waited? >> you may have thought the most wonderful time of the year is the december holidays for travelers. it's right now. cheaper air fare, fewer crowds. this is the best time to get away. >> so i want to hear, can we
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>> the final one is a person who is looking for a city, urban-style getaway. you want to browse the galleries and maybe shop. >> the pacific northwest. a great destination. portland. a quirky destination. this package from the nines. a boutique hotel, part of the luxury collection, they're celebrating portland's quirkiness. local microbrews. tours. so much fun. this is at the nines, a break from $170 a night. >> and there is -- is there an extra one you have? >> absolutely. windham grand orlando resort. kids under 5 eat free. right near the theme parks. a shuttle to disney. we all love disney here at abc. >> we squeezed as many as we could. go to our website. we'll be right back.
good morning i'm eric thomas. developing news in east palo alto police on the scene of an early morning stabbing. officers were called to a home around 3:30 this morning. they found a man suffering from several stab wounds he's in the hospital now in critical condition. investigators are on the scene processing evidence. no word on possible motive or suspects. >> let's see how the traffic is going. pretty light, holiday light as you might expect a couple incidents one northbound novato dumps right lane two lane section of the road another one northbound near central san rafael multi-car accident blocking right lane caltrans dumbarton bridge will open on schedule
near 70 along the coast into san francisco where we'll have afternoon sun. [ cheers and applause ] good morning, america. what a -- thank you, guys. bigger, bigger, bolder! go, go, you're in times square. a great crowd this morning. ginger zee is here. ron claiborne is in this morning. george and josh are taking the holiday off. it's labor day. we hope you're enjoying time for the holiday, wherever you are. robin is with her family after her mother passed away. she's in mississippi with her family. our thoughts and prayers are with her right now. >> we're all on team robin here. so many of you, and we thank you, have been asking about her. we want to keep you up to date on all the latest. go to
goodmorningamerica.com/robin for the latest on how she's doing. last week, a big concert in central park. i missed it. ginger missed it. >> it was a wonderful celebration. boy, they are back. >> you may not have heard them sing one of their biggest hits of all. you will today. >> we like to call it a bo-fer. >> it was a bo-fer. a bonus and -- >> a twofer. also coming up, he's sold 28 million books. including the wonderful "tuesdays with morrie." mitch albom is here talking about his latest book. about making every minute, this is so important, especially right now, i think we're all feeling it. making every minute of your life count. >> it's one of those things on your mind when people that you love and care about -- >> a beautiful story. do you kids complain about getting the same old stuff, like maybe peanut butter and
jelly stand sandwiches. when i was a kid, lara -- >> oh, here we go. >> we have alternatives that are ready to make the grade. and then in a couple of hours, we'll have fabulous day on "good afternoon america," vanilla ice, ice, ice, baby, and actor chris kline are with us. and niecy nash and d.l. hughley going "toe to toe." that's "good afternoon america" today, 2:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. central. how about a vacation? >> why not? >> this next story is about vacation vandals gone wild. you can prepare for a lot of things. what about animal antics? a new show -- yes, animal antics. a new show by nat geo. that happens to a few folks while they're trying to get some r & r. this is their home videos gone wild. take a look. they're cute. they're cuddly. physical they ruin your vacation. from charging goats.
>> i need help. >> reporter: to wayward baboons. these people learned firsthand what it means to be punked by wild animals. it's all caught on tape. meet barbie and brandon. they set off to cuba for a romantic getaway. their trip takes a surprising turn when they pay a visit to a bottle nose dolphin habitat. >> the trainer told me i could lean in, kind of like this, and he goes, it's going to come up and kiss you on the cheek. so i said, okay. >> reporter: she gets more than she bargained for. as flipper decides he wants more than just a smooch. >> just started going to town on her. >> reporter: for ronald and carmelita, it's south africa. >> we're driving to go back to capetown. then in the park, we saw a group of baboons on the road. [ laughter ] this is so cool. >> reporter: their fun turns to fear. [ screaming ] >> reporter: when one of the
larger baboons opens the back door of their car and jumps inside. the couple runs to safety, hopping in the car behind them, until a nearby guard chases the group away. >> i was in the car with the biggest baboon ever. >> reporter: and this sea lion puts a wrinkle in eric's fishing trip. >> he's going to tip me. hey, get off my kayak! >> reporter: attempting to steal his catch. even biting him along the way. >> don't bite me. >> reporter: leaping back and forth over his kayak until it gets the goods. >> i'm glad i have my video. no one would believe this. >> i feel like we should have apologized and said there were mature themes in that. i didn't know. an animal ruined my vacation airs tonight on nat geo wild. let's go to ginger zee, certainly, the most glamorous and talented member of the extreme team.
>> give me a handoff here. there we go. now i can take weather. i want to say good morning to some girls. i said, is this your first time in new york city? they said, oh, no, we've been here before. what are are your names? >> taylor. >> ashley. >> they're going to help me get started. an image out of philadelphia, wpvi. look that. you can't even see it it's raining so hard. it's going to be rain, rain, and more rain for parts of the northeast. locally, two-plus inches. parts of georgia that need it will get some rain. one last graphic to leave you with. that's a look >> this weather report has been brought to you by nexus 7.
welcome back, everybody. mitch albom's books have sold 30 million copies worldwide, including the runaway best seller "tuesdays with morrie." he's joining us today to talk about his new book, about the passage of time, called "the timekeeper." and it goes on sale tomorrow. welcome, mitch. >> thank you, lara. >> tell us about the prop. >> everyone understands what this is. it's time running out. you put it in front of an animal, they don't know. only man counts time. and only man worries about time running out. that ended up being the backdrop for this magical novel. >> i loved reading about how you became inspired to write "the timekeeper." will you share that with us? >> as you get older, you think about how am i spending my time? think about all the time sayings. past time, lose time, kill time, waste time. there's a million expressions. we never think about how we're living. i created the story about the man who invented one of these
things. he gets punished and has to live for eternity to see the reaction of everything he created. he becomes father time. he comes back in our time, when all this is going on, and he has to influence two people on earth and teach them the true meaning of time. one a teenage girl, the other, a rich old man. if he can do that, he's freed from his punishment. it deals with the whole passage of time. >> was there an event that happened to you that you said, wow, maybe i am running out of time? >> when you're a kid, you look forward to your birthdays. when you're an adult, you start dreading them. my parents have gotten older. if you read "tuesdays with morrie" and "the five people you meet in heaven" there's a lot of people talking about how they're spending their time. there's a part of the book, he says, listen, there's a reason that the heavens limit your days. what could be the reason?
to make each one of them precious. and if you think about that, that's really the essence of this story. if we had all the time in the world, we could do anything we wanted. live here, there, marry this one, that one. it's making the choices of how you have to live your life that makes you decide. >> your book teaches that lesson, so does robin roberts. she's reminded us and shown us, through example, to be in the moment. that's the essence of your book. it was deeply touching. as is your work in haiti. i want to get to that. it's incredible what you have done. >> i operate an orphanage down there. ever since the earthquake. there, nobody wears watches. the kids don't have cell phones, computers. time moves at a whole different level. >> do the days feel slower? >> totally. i mean, totally. you're just there about teaching the children, eating, getting through the day, and surviving. that taught me a great lesson. i wrote a lot of it going back and forth.
there are many ways to live. you don't have to live with this constantly looking at your watch. i gotta be more efficient, i gotta live longer. what is the point of exercising and living longer if you're not doing it with quality. it's how you choose to spend your time here. >> the work you have done, you have changed a lot of lives. >> no more than a lot of other people have down there. it's a dire place. i'm blessed to be able to participate a little bit down there. >> you're too humble. we thank you so much. love seeing you. love this topic. everybody, please check out "the timekeeper." you can read an except on our website. go to goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo!. great to have you here, mitch. coming up, stay with us, gail simmons is with us. with hot tips to jazz up your cbrp
♪ up in the morning and off to school ♪ the new school year is here. i can't believe it. we want you and your kids starting off on the right track. gail simmons is rear now to show us how to break out of that lunchbox and get into some healthy, fun, friendly treats that kids will think are super cool. >> we're doing something new. kids can play with, have fun with. it's healthy. i'm making really easy slow cooker meat balls. make it, put it in the pressure cooker, let it go. it's using fresh ingredients. a can of crushed tomatoes.
a little bit of garlic. some chili flake is if you want for spice. tomato paste. and some fresh basil. beautiful, fresh basil. a drizzle of good quality, extra virgin olive oil. >> what can i do for the meat? >> let this go for three hours. i have ground chuck. you can use ground chicken, turkey. if you don't want to use beef. i have a little bit of garlic. you want to put that in? >> sure. >> some salt, pepper, breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese and an egg to bind it. you're going to mix it up. you get the picture. you make really shall balls pip like them small. it's easier for kids.
mix them up, the small balls, put them into that done sauce and let them cook. one hour, done. >> three hours altogether? >> right. you can use lettuce cups, make a classic hero. you can use it alone with sauce. >> for dinner with mom and dad as well. >> dinner, lunch. beautiful sandwiches. >> i love the idea of giving them veggies they might actually eat. >> we want them to eat the veggies. i don't want to use packaged sauces and dips. i want to make my own. it's buttermilk, yogurt, salt, person, hot sauce. dig in, fresh, crunchy. pack it up in the beautiful boxes. they're fun for the kids. >> can i double dip, please?
>> sure. a little bit of heat. >> if they eat the veggies, they get dessert. >> you get our outrageous pretty dell bars. they're crunchy, salty, chocolaty. they're made with condensed milk. they're rich and delicious. no way the kid's bringing this one home. >> how do we make these? >> they're simple. mixing in condensed milk, brown sugar, flour, salt. forget the lunchbox drinking boxes. there's a lot of sugar. make a healthier drink. this is a smoothie. bananas, raspberries. tons of energy, fiber. how beautiful is hat? >> i love it. >> drink this for breakfast and lunch.
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