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good morning, america. this morning -- dangerous deluge. a powerful storm pummelling the pacific northwest. >> it just came down. it was a deluge. >> power outages. soaked cars. even water pouring through the roof of the seattle tacoma airport. there's another storm on the way. a out the cliff. >> delay obama care. >> what if democrats said we're going to shut down the government. >> is there any way to avoid a government shutdown now with time running out? no show. amanda knox defending her decision not to return to italy for her murder retrial tomorrow. what her life is like now, back at home. and alec baldwin, like you
have never seen him before. >> thanks, honey. >> why is this guy, famous for running with flight attendants and photographers, now striking yoga poses. never had treatment from my husband like that when i was pregnant. >> not well trained. >> has anyone seen alec baldwin like this before. >> no. >> rob is like i don't know who he is. >> a soap opera star, right? also coming up -- a hidden danger in your medical cabinet. not sticking to dose could land you in the e.r. also, across the pond, the big royal christening of the
future king of england is now less than a month away. buzz is building in the uk. and beneath the dirt and dust, car aficiandos are find g finding. they may not look like much but they're gems. but we're going to start with a wild night of rain and high winds in the pacific northwest. they're setting records in fact in part of a country famous for rain. our meteorologist ginger zee is tracking the latest. there she is. >> this is not only record rain, we're talking all-time wettest september days. olympia with almost three inches
yesterday. yesterday after the rain fell, the first round, you had many cars submerged around washington, oregon, too, trees down on power lines. it looked like this, but it sounded like this record rains pouring through the roof at the seattle airport. as millions in the pacific northwest plow through one of two powerful weekend storms. more than 5 inches of rain falling in parts of the cascades. some getting more than a month's worth of water in just one day. >> it just came down. it was a deluge and then, the wind. >> the wind is so strong. >> reporter: the high winds tearing at power lines. this morning, thousands are waking up in the dark. more than 20,000 in portland alone. >> this is crazy weather. >> reporter: crazy gets crazier as a second storm sets its
sights on the region yet again. >> we have more rain coming. three to five inches in the red area. seattle could see the wettest september month on record. couple of more inches. the wind could be heftier today. flood watches and warnings and also high wind warnings. going all of the way to western montana. back to bianna. all right, ginger, thank you. we're going to turn now to washington where after a late-night session that ran into early this morning, is still deeply divided and the deadline to avert a government shutdown. that's getting closer every morning. hardest hit would be the government workers. abc's jeff zeleny is on capitol
hill with the latest. >> reporter: good morning, bianna, it's been 17 years since the last government shutdown. the next one is likely to come in the next two days. they decided in a rare overnight session to dig in their heels and fight overnight, house republicans doubling down, holding firm on their demand of delay of obama care. >> this is program that is too expensive to afford. delay obama care. >> reporter: the house vote pushes the government even closer to the edge of its first shutdown in 17 years. >> what if democrats said we're going to shut down the government if we don't get immigration reform, gay rights or gun reform? >> reporter: the biggest question in washington is no longer will the government shut down but who should be blamed if it does? in the middle of it is one of the 800,000 federal employees
who won't be at work or paid tuesday morning if there's a government shutdown. she has student loans. >> i live paycheck to paycheck. i would have to find a way to manage to take care of my bills. >> reporter: for two years, she worked as an information assistant at the pentagon. >> it's just one of those cases where, here we go again. >> reporter: the fears of a shutdown reverberating far outside washington to the air force in biloxi, mississippi. >> it's going to impact the amount of money i may make. >> if they were to lose their paychecks like everyone else they would motivate to probably solve some of the problems they're facing. >> reporter: what is the endgame? that's the question here this
morning without a clear answer. i'm told by aides this morning, the senate won't consider it, it will object it, sending it back to the house, once again, speaker john boehner will have to decide what he's going to do with this bill. >> if this does lead to a government shutdown, you wonder how it's going to affect the president's schedule to asia next week. let's go to george stephanopoulos, host of "this week." we have to mention the debt ceiling, if we go over the ledge on something? >> jeff was talking who's going to get blamed. the government is shut down for at least a short period of time late monday night, tuesday, we'll see how long it takes to sort that out. the consequences of missing that
deadline cats terrific to for the economy. they get this out of their system on the government funding bill and it will make it easy to pass the debt limit later. every single time we go to brink it seems like the sides are driven further apart. >> let me pick up on that, let's look at some of footage of members leaving. step back and give a more holistic diagnosis, are we doomed to endless rounds of this brinksm brinksmanship. >> that's why the president has take an hard line on this. he's not going to negotiate with republicans. he says that is a essential, you got to break this fever.
you can't allow the press to every time we come up against the debt limit there's going to be a negotiations between the two parties. pass the debt limit and pay our bills. >> there's the question, can the fever be broken? you'll be talking about that. george will have the latest on the potential government shutdown and an interview with former president bill clinton, on this "this week," later this morning. thanks, george. lots of news overnight. of course, as always, of course. >> our dr. stephanopoulos to dr. claiborne. a suspected car bombing in a police station in pakistan has kill at least 30 people. the bomb was in a parked kill. the explosion happening not far from a church where two suicide bombers killed 85 people just
last week. the yarnl fire that killed 19 firefighters from the granite mountain hot shots, communications problems and unusual weather conditions created a deadly situation. abc's clayton sandell has more. >> reporter: tragic mystery still unsolved this morning. why did 19 elite firefighters leave a safe position only to get caught in the path of raging wildfire. all radio contact with the hot shot team was lost. >> no one directed them to move from the location they were in. obviously, they made a decision based on the information they had. >> reporter: a new report reveals the hot shots likely lost sight of the blaze. that's when powerful winds
suddenly turned the flames directly toward them. >> the wind shifted again. this time, it shifted and increased in velocity and brought the fire up the canyon without them. >> reporter: they had two short minutes to deploy fire shelters like these. the fire storm so extreme, investigators said no one could have survived. for "good morning america," clayton sandell, abc news, denver. that surveillance program, according to the times, they have been tapping into data to track people. they tracked their location, traveling companions and other personal information. big shakeup at the nuclear weapons program. vice admiral has been suspended
related to issues of gambling. police are investigating a shooting inside a church in lake charles, louisiana, the victim, the pastor shot dead while he was preaching. the gunman shot the pastor twice at close range. no word on a motive this morning. wild scene at a high school football game in indiana, south bend, indiana, when a brawl broke out, benches clearing. school officials said they're considering whether to file criminal charges over that incident. you know, it takes weeks to build a bridge only seconds to bring one down. take a look at this. a bridge connecting two counties in western pennsylvania, well, it's no problem. an enthusiastic crowd was on hand to watch it come down.
>> finally, speaking of texas, one of the greats in baseball has played his last game in texas. new york yankee andy pettitte. in his hometown of houston, he pitched a complete game for the win and received a standing ovation from the crowd after the final out and the houston astros players went on to the field to clap and applaud. >> that's what we do in houston. that's how we celebrate thanks, ron. "good morning america" health alert. between 2001 and 2010, more than
1,500 people died from accidental acetaminophen overdoses. we appreciate you coming in. not a new issue. are people not getting the message? >> the problem is, both patients or the public, consumer, as well as the medical community, the message is not getting through, we're talking about prevental deaths here. this is in hundreds of medications. people need to know the number, the maximum daily dose, and if necessary, they need to get out a calculator, add up what they're taking or ask their pharmacist or physician, because this can kill. only a small amount over that 4,000 milligrams can cause life failure or be deadly. >> such a popular and prevalent drug. what happens if you do overdose? >> the life is the major organ
in the body. it could lead to coma. this is something that needs to be taken seriously. you need to look for this ingredient and do the math and add it up. i tell my patients, try to stay in the 3,000 milligram range. no alcohol. >> no alcohol whatsoever? >> you want to err on caution. >> no drinking, better safe than sorry. >> read the label or ask pharmacists. they're a huge resource. >> dr. ashton, thank you. well, we're going to turn now overseas, there's a new baby, you have heard of him, prince george. the fanfare around him isn't over quite yet.
britain is busily preparing for the newest royal christening. we're learning more details about the event being called an intimate affair. abc's lamb ma hassan has the story. >> reporter: good morning to you, bianna, mark your diary, synchronize your watches, we have a date for that long-awaited christening for prince george. the date, october 23rd. the place, chapel royal at st. james' palace. the event, the royal christening of prince george alexander louis. william and kate break from tradition, picking a christening that hasn't hosted a christening. >> i think what's really nice
all of the way through his relationship with kate, he has included his mother. this is the way of including him princess diana. don't expect to attend this event. typically private event. you can be feel included with the commemorative coin. this is the first time new coins have ever been produced for a royal christening in britain. >> and i think that really says everything about how big a moment this christening is for the country. >> reporter: the baby will wear a replica of the christening gown made for queen victoria's eldest daughter. expected to pose in a highly
anticipated portrait including all three future heirs. >> it's the first time that a picture of this kind has been taken in more than 100 years and to have four generations of the royal family and the queen and three kings in waiting is a pretty special thing. >> as a betting nation, the bets are on who will take that important role of being god father and god mother. . in the lead, uncle harry and auntie pippa. all of those details will be revealed closer to the christening. >> the detail, what is kate going to wear? she always look fabulous. >> ron and i have been taking bets on that. >> ron is going with laven car. car. time now for the weather and here's ginger zee. save me, ginger.
>> let's talk about the weather and get to dallas, we'll go to wfaa's state fair video because it was a wet one, they got about a half-inch of rain. much-needed rain. san antonio, had some water rescues. now that cold front moves off to the east and you'll see some drying up. let's move on, then, i want to show you a live shot, this is from washington, d.c., lot of people on the east coast had a great day on saturday. no knoxville, tennessee, you'll end up in 75. little cooler, cooled by the ocean there. we'll see some warming in places that had all of the snow. that's the big picture. let's get a check a little closer to home.
you know, ron was asking me through the breaks, what about the tropics, ginger? >> what about the tropics, ginger? >> i'm going to hit on that, ron. it's going to be okay. >> thank you, ginger. this weekend, gear heads and car geeks are descending a tiny town for a huge august of old chevys. something truly unusual going on here.
abc's rob nelson all over this story. >> i love my ford escort. good morning, everyone. for you car lovers out there, you're going to see a field of dreams. some of these cars have barely been driven and many are fetching some big bucks. don't let the dirt and dust fool you, beneath all of the grime, there is buried treasure in terms of vintage american cars up for auction. >> reporter: we're a long way from drive-ins to rocking around the clock. >> they don't make them like this anymore. >> reporter: car love everies from around the world shelled out big bucks for these diamond in the rough, classic pieces of automotive history. while many of these chevys may
not be much to look on the outside, peek your head in and you'll see some of these babies are literally like new. >> they have been sitting for 50 years, collecting dust. like it came off the assembly line in 1963. >> reporter: the 500 classics on the auction block this week are left over inventory from a chevy dealership. some of the cars have been driven less than 10 miles, others have seats still wrapped in the factory plastic. this chevy cameo pickup has just one mile on the dial. and sold for $140,000. this chevy 150 fetched more than 50,000 there are. fixer uppers and american classics and more than 10,000
car enthusiasts all out for what is and what could be. if you like what you saw in that story, you're certainly not alone. that auction had registered bidder from 50 states. you can't find a hotel room within at least 50 miles of that. >> thank you, rob. okay, coming up on "good morning america" -- no return. why amanda knox said that she won't be going back to italy this week. quite a stretch, new role for alec baldwin, why he is all zenned out and yoga-rrific.
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ernie els encourages you to learn the signs of autism. alec going to come behind me and he's going to press into my hips. >> that is alec baldwin striking an unusual role, in a yoga video. another chance at father hood be bringing out a softer side. they're wearing matching tops. >> i'm impressed. good morning, america. i'm bianna golodryga. >> and i'm dan harris. this is september 23rd, 2013. also coming up this half-hour -- what is this thing? that thing? and how do you eat it? we're going to try to get ron claiborne to eat it? this is the latest creation from
the guys who created the cronut. so, get hungry >> i think you'll like it, ron. >> chocolate. >> amazing that's coming up. >> i'm sorry. continue with the show. >> trying to anchor a show here. >> are we on? but we begin this half-hour with the retrial of amanda knox, it starts tomorrow in italy the american student won't be there. >> two years ago, italy's highest court overturned knox's murder conviction and she returned home to seattle where she sat down with abc. >> reporter: a walk is really important for coming back. as a new trial looms, amanda knox is haunted by her nice locked in the italian prison. >> i had panic attacks. >> reporter: she said panic attacks and ptsd still plague her and freedom hasn't freed her
mind. >> i thought that i was okay, i was home, and i wasn't. i was so angry and i was so sad. >> reporter: she said reliving her ordeal triggers her breakdowns. but tomorrow, she can't avoid her reality, her freedom is once again in the hands of a panel of italian judges and jurors. >> facts are facts. and i'm not afraid of them. >> reporter: no new evidence or witnesses are likely. what is possible, rudy guede, the only person serving a sentence for the crime could take the stand. he admitted to police that he was at the crime scene. as it begins tomorrow, amanda will stay in seattle and begin her final year of creative writing at university of washington. >> i'm working on projects. >> reporter: she'll be waiting for updates from her italian
lawyers in between classes. not exactly the college life she dreamed of. >> i'm really looking forward to getting a place to live. >> reporter: and not the same amanda knox who set off to study aboard. >> i know that my family was expecting the old amanda back which is the old amanda that i'm not quite as chirpy anymore. >> you can see how this experience changed her. >> really changed her. >> abc news and "good morning america" will be covering the trial. >> it is a big trial. nervous time for her. let's switch gears and get the headlines. >> i'll give you the forecast. >> rain in the northwest, i believe, record rain in the northwest. >> right. good morning, everyone. spending bill passed by the house of representatives is going to the senate this
morning. senate democrats said they will not pass that bill. if a bill isn't pass the government will shut down. regions devastated by two earthquakes. no reports of casualties after saturday's quake. the quake earlier in the week destroyed most of the buildings in that area. terror threats didn't stop miss world from being crowned. and finally, for all of those women wondering what to do with that ugly bridesmaid dress in your closet, how about this? hundreds of women took part in -- second annual of the running of the bridesmaid in boston on saturday. raising money for the big sisters association. time now for the real weather and over to ginger zee. >> i can handle that and i have
a couple of dresses to use in the future. worried about the tropics, ron, they're going to be okay, not a threat to land. we're watching a tropical depression, tropical disturbance in the caribbean, some computer model trying to take it to florida by later in the week. we'll keep watching the tropics, is the headline there. not only the rain in the pacific northwest, of course the wind they will gust to 70-plus, even windier than we saw. all of those arrows are showing you how gusty it's going to be. lot of folks will see power lines down. and then, how about chicago? one of my favorite places in the u.s. you got a great shot there starting you off and from wls, our afavorite affiliate, what's
going to happen after a beautiful morning? close to 80 by tuesday. kansas city, you're seeing some warm. st. louis, right there in the 70s. that's the big picture. >> this weather report has been brought to you by edward jones. ron? >> close to 80 in chicago by tuesday. >> there you go. he's such a good listener. >> you guys can take turns doing the weather. coming up on "good morning america" -- check out this guy's appetite. wait until you see the human version in all-edible pop news.
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now, alec is going to come behind me. >> we can't get enough of this video this morning. alec baldwin is known for speaking his mind. and he takes no prisoners. famously lashing out at the paparazzi zwl this is a new yoga video. the question, could marriage, a new baby soften the man? abc's linzie janice is on the story. >> reporter: this new video may be evident that hilaria baldwin has pulled it off. >> thanks, honey. >> this is no comedy show spoof. it's alec baldwin as we have never seen him before. >> now, alec is going to come behind me and he's going to press into my hips gently. >> reporter: the actor known for his tirades appears to be revealing a softer side in his wife hilaria's new dvd.
the fit mommy to be prenatal dvd stars then-pregnant hilaria. she opened up about the couple's balance of power. saying he very much did what i wanted him to do. i was the boss that day. >> i think he's wildly in love with his wife. and he's there to support her. i think she's been a calming influence on him. >> reporter: he's credited his wife for getting happier and healthier. hilaria is one of the ancient fitness's regime biggest fan. alec baldwin's latest supporting role, comes after his run-in and
lashing out a reporter. he tweeted, i'm going to find you, you toxic little expletive and i'm going to expletive you up. hilaria said you have to let the paparazzi blend in with the environment. you got to wonder how much alec baldwin is getting beat on right now by his friends? >> exactly. >> they all do work together. coming up here on "good morning america" -- our all-edible edition of pop news. sarah haines is doing her vanna white thing.
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fun facts, nearly 75 mkt of americans drink it. it's a main stay at morning television. at 8:00 a.m. is the busiest time to get your caffeine buzz. coffee was originally eaten. african tribes mixed coffee berries with fat which formed edible energy balls. so, now for some of my favorite edible energy candy. a new candy, pumpkin spice, these supersized candys will get you in the mood for some gho ghoulish entertaining. only available at target for a limited time. >> i like >> it they're good. >> i like anything chocolate, so i'm -- >> pumpkin spice. >> yeah. finally, from
of the cronut, ron, now a dessert that celebrates the start of the fall season, these are edible pine cones, people, i know they look too good to eat. >> attack, claiborne. >> ginger, caramel cream. >> did you like it? >> also natural popcorn month. that's why we have some out here. >> delicious. we're out of time on this edible "pop news". >> i didn't talk at all. we'll be back with is the stars of "lucky 7."
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we're back with two of the stars of the new abc show "lucky 7." lorraine and matt, the show about a group of seven workers at a convenience store hit the lottery. they have to share it. lots of interesting things happen after that. what's the appeal to americans who fantasize about the lottery. >> it's an interesting question. i think it's pretty easy to focus on the lottery and the lottery is a certainly a part of what happens to all, but to me, i think the main thing, we're just seven regular people, we're work in a convenience store, a gas station, it's a diversed
group of people. >> only seconds, you guys live tweet during the show. >> we sure do. we're at lucky 7 abc. we're live tweeting. >> we appreciate it and thank you so much. thank you for watching "good morning america." we'll see you next weekend and the real "good morning america" will be back tomorrow morning.
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