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good morning, america. breaking overnight, toxic train fire. thousands of people forced from their homes as a train car carrying highly flammable and toxic liquid catches fire. >> based on the chemical flume and the direction it was heading, they've had to expand the evacuation area. >> hazmat teams on the scene. at least a dozen first responders rushed to the hospital. we have the latest right now. new overnight, summer slam. powerful storms all across the country and look at that, the whole building. >> a tornado tearing the roof off this home. cars washed away, exploding transformers sending sparks flying and the record heat grounding planes on one of the biggest travel days of the year. shark scare. another attack in the water off north carolina. a man mauled in waist deep water by a seven-foot shark airlifted to the hospital as fears grow about this dangerous cluster.
calls to close the beaches right now. ♪ holy guacamole. the recipe sparking the great guacamole debate. peas or no peas going so far it crossed the party line even getting president obama and jeb bush to agree. why so many are saying no to this new reci-pea. and good morning, america. boy, you'd never know what's going to light up the internet is now the debate over guacamole. where do you stand, peas or no peas? >> something tells me we have a taste test in our future. we will decide right here. but we want to begin with that breaking news, that freight train carrying toxic chemicals catching fire in maryville, tennessee, forcing thousands from their homes. abc's david kerley is in washington with the latest. good morning, david.
>> reporter: good morning, robin. talking one railcar but fire and officials say this chemical involved has led them to tell 5,000 people they need to evacuate, get out of their homes and get away from that area. it is a toxic cloud on the move this morning near a tennessee town. one csx car caught fire in the middle of the night on a trip to georgia. >> i started hearing brakes being pulled. it sounded like brakes, a lot of smoke and so i thought maybe something was going on. >> reporter: just one car involved but the chemical burning used to make plastics is toxic. so in a two-mile area firefighters are going door to door telling people to move away. >> based on the chemical flume and the direction it was heading they've had to expand evacuation area and our command post even had to relocate because it was in danger of being exposed. >> reporter: nearly two dozen first responders have been or are being taken to hospitals for decontamination as a precaution. now, this chemical is
acrylonitrile. so far no serious injuries reported. >> thanks very much. we'll turn to that extreme weather across the country, tornadoes, flooding, record heat ahead of the holiday. ginger watching it all. >> fortunately, no injuries or deaths reported overnight, but look at this stunningsen stunning video. plenty of up close video from this tornado in lee's summit, missouri. south and east of kansas city, one of the spots from coast to coast, california to montana to florida with more than 100 severe storm reports. we have to start in missouri. >> check this out. it took the whole building. >> reporter: ripping through a kansas city suburb, sirens blaring. a tornado passing right over busy highways. >> look at the vortices. >> reporter: spitting out
debris. exploding transformers sending sparks flying. >> as soon as we saw the rotation we knew it was time to leave. >> reporter: and for good reason threatening storms looming over busy neighborhoods. floodwater wiping out parked cars. one now parked on top of a tree. ferocious storms whipping through maryland tuesday. look at the boats on this dock. trees yanked from the ground landing on houses and decks. the roof on this gas station collapsing. farther west, the sky filled with lightning. no mercy from mother nature ahead of this holiday weekend. the culprit from those storms and now this afternoon and evening will be this stationary front and low pressure system sliding right across it so we have to include amarillo, oklahoma city all the way through northern arkansas and up to louisville and nashville all included with the damaging wind, of course, we know it can do -- make tornadoes. we just saw that and you could see large hail. so this going into your
afternoon and evening tonight when everyone is traveling. >> yes, and the weather won't slow people down a bit, ginger. busy holiday travel weekend. a record number of americans expected to head out for the long weekend. hitting the highways, airports, alex perez is at o'hare airport in chicago for us. good morning, alex. >> reporter: hey, good morning, robin. we are already seeing some big lines here at the airport. that long holiday weekend so many have been waiting for is finally here and it's going to be a busy one. this morning, more than 41 million americans preparing to head out of town for the big weekend. aaa estimating nearly 85% of those travelers are going to be hitting the roads. the big draw after five months of rising gas prices appeared to have peaked for the season. the national average, $2.78, that's nearly an entire buck cheaper than it was on the fourth of july last year. making filling up before your holiday road trip a lot less painful.
>> the economy is certainly turning around. people are more secure in their jobs. but also we can't ignore those gas prices, they're the lowest we've seen in five years. >> reporter: if you're headed to the airport, you won't be alone. air travel also up, 3.2 million people expected to get on a plane this weekend. tsa already seeing increasing numbers screening about 2 million passengers a day up from the normal 1.7 million. and while it's usually severe storms that create delays, out west they're facing a different problem. airport crews coping with record-breaking triple-digit heat. the heat in some cases so intense it's grounding planes. >> extreme heat means that the air is thinner, there are fewer air molecules to power the engine and lift the airplane off the ground to take off in. >> reporter: and travel experts say they haven't seen this many gearing up to take a trip on the fourth of july since 2007. george. >> been a while. thanks very much. law enforcement on high alert this long holiday weekend. the fbi and homeland security
concerned about a possible terror attack warning everyone to be vigilant in the wake of those attacks overseas. our senior justice correspondent pierre thomas tracking it from washington. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, george. one day after that wave of isis attacks at security checkpoints in egypt killing 53 soldiers we're hours away from a holiday weekend that have u.s. law enforcement locked in. we spoke to officials at a number of police departments across the country who said they were stepping up high security for this independence day. fbi and intelligence officials are working full tilt. authorizes are on edge because recently every day isis is using social media to encourage thousand of follow ares he worldwide to attack wherever they are. last week there were attacks not only in egypt but also kuwait and tunisia and that proves that the followers are listening. no specific threat has been identified but holiday revelers can expect to see armies of police this fourth of july. there will be a lot of s.w.a.t. teams lurking in the shadows that they won't see, george. >> and, pierre, we know these social media messages are hitting home here in the u.s. which makes law enforcement's job so difficult. so many people to sift through.
>> reporter: yes, they are. isis has hundreds if not thousands of followers here in the u.s. imagine trying to figure out who is young and misguided and who is actually dangerous, george. >> such a difficult task. okay, pierre, thanks very much. >> it really is. george. thank you. to the latest shark encounter, the seventh in the waters off north carolina in the past month. a 67-year-old man recovering in the hospital this morning after being bitten. now there are some calls to close the beaches there for the busy holiday weekend. and abc's phillip mena is in the outer banks with more. good morning, phillip. >> reporter: robin, good morning. fourth of july weekend is nearly here and the beaches will fill up but after another shark attack, this time right here off of this beach, many are wondering if it's even safe to head into the water. this morning yet another victim recovering from a vicious mauling along a north carolina beach. authorities say andrew costello was swimming in waist deep water and attacked by a six or
seven-foot shark wednesday. >> he bumped into the shark and that's when the shark bit him and pulled him under. >> reporter: the 67-year-old sustaining injuries to his hip, legs and hands. airlifted to a local hospital. this after 12-year-old kysen weakley attacked in south carolina while wading in knee-deep water tuesday. the shark leaving this bite mark on his leg. >> i felt just a twinge of pain in my leg and i, like, looked back and saw the shark swimming away. >> he raised his swimming suit and there was bite marks and starting to bleed down his leg. >> reporter: if you're keeping count, ten attacks off the coast of the carolinas in just the last three weeks. seven of them here in north carolina. >> we've got a perfect storm under way of a variety of environmental, biological and human factors that have enhanced the opportunity of the two getting together. >> reporter: so far no one has
died in an attack but the series of life-threatening close calls alarming enough for some to call for communities to consider closing the beaches. so far we haven't heard about any beaches being closed. but the more people who head down here and into the water, the higher the risk of someone else being attacked. robin. >> all right, phillip, thank you. amy with the other top stories starting with a disaster at sea. >> just learning that some americans were on board a ferry that capsized in the philippines in heavy surf this morning with nearly 200 people on board. at least 36 are confirmed dead and dozens more are missing. one picture showing the ferry nearly submerged. three americans are among the survivor, some of whom were saved by local fishermen. back here in this country the major airlines are beginning to turn over information to government investigators looking into whether they're colluding to keep airfares high by limiting the number of seats
available. united, delta, american and southwest control 80% of the u.s. market but deny working together insisting they compete to keep seats full. the justice department is demanding all documents on capacity in the last five years. new details about this deadly train crash, a transasia flight before plugging into the water killing 43 back in february. well, investigators now say the pilot mistakenly shut down the plane's only working engine just seconds before that crash. here at home dramatic video from georgia as two young women jump from the window of a burning apartment, look at that. they are now recovering from their injuries, 12 apartments were damaged in the fire. thankfully everyone made it out in time. and turning to politics, hillary clinton is in the money. her campaign says she raised a record $45 million in just three months. but her top democratic opponent has some momentum. bernie sanders drawing the largest crowd of the campaign
season so far last night. nearly 10,000 supporters in wisconsin. and finally, i don't want to burst your bubble, but it looks like bubble wrap -- i am -- is losing its pop. the maker of the notoriously fun packaging material, oh, i remember that, oh, yeah, rolling out a new version that isn't going to burst when you press it or stomp on it. >> why? >> exactly, i know. "the wall street journal" reporting it's all in a move to save space so bubble wrap can be sold in sheets to reduce shipping costs. bubble wrap in its popable form been around since 1957 but say its popularity has fallen flat recently, not in my house. >> no. >> every time. >> i know. it's the best part of the package. >> of all the things you could fix. >> yeah. >> they are just a fun -- >> you looked stricken when you heard that. >> i was upset. >> it is upsetting. >> a lull in the studio. >> how do you feel at home? >> never too old. >> we'll all find out now. we move on because we have
this woman who took down the confederate flag from the capitol grounds with her own hands climbing the flagpole before being hauled off in handcuffs. this morning she's speaking out for the first time to our linsey davis. good morning, linsey. >> reporter: good morning, george. bree newsome is an activist and filmmaker but most recently regarded as a hero. some revering her as a modern day rosa parks. still others say she's a criminal and charged with a crime punishable by up to three years in jail. >> ma'am, ma'am, get off the pole. >> reporter: this morning, the woman who made headlines for climbing a 30-foot pole and removing the controversial confederate flag from south carolina's statehouse is speaking out calling it a defiant act of civil disobedience. >> i'm coming down. i'm prepared to be arrested. >> i felt strongly we needed that moment to say enough is enough. we want an end to the hate. >> reporter: 30-year-old brittany "bree" newsome was arrested with james tyson both
charged with defacing a monument. the flag's presence becoming a hotly contested issue in the wake of the mass shooting in charleston after photos surfaced of the gunman who killed nine posing with a confederate flag. >> how much longer do we want to go forward like this? isn't it time to reconciles ourselves with the past and move forward into a better future where everyone has real rights? >> reporter: she descended the pole quoting scripture. >> the lord is my shepherd, i shall not want. >> reporter: online the #freebree trending and michael moore saying he would pay her legal fees. ava duvernay saying she is a superhero. the reverend jesse jackson saying we thank god she had the courage to take the flag down. social media users raising more than $122,000 so far for her legal expenses he. are you surprised how big this has gotten. >> the majority of people in this nation are good and want
peace. we want to eliminate racism. we want to have more equality. >> reporter: within an hour of you taking the flag down, two black workers were ordered to put it back up. so were you able to accomplish what you set out to do? >> absolutely. because you have seen a lot of people have been inspired by that moment. >> reporter: newsome and dyson both maintain their innocence saying they did not deface the monument. south carolina house minority leader tomorrow rutherford says he plans to vote for the flag to come down also now representing newsome. a vote on the flag is expected next week, guys. >> could come at the beginning of the week. thanks. move on. what a game last night. >> indeed, george, this morning you can call team usa the avengers because, well, they have a score to settle. we now know they'll be playing japan in the world cup final, the team that beat them for that title four years ago. abc's paula faris is here with more on the story. good morning, paula. >> reporter: good morning, lara.
you know, we are going to see something that has never before happened in women's world cup history. a championship game repeat, rematch. the u.s. team learning they will have a chance to avenge their heartbreak from four years ago. >> goal. >> reporter: they're back in the finals and this time with a score to settle. >> that's it. the usa is going to the finals. >> reporter: after shutting out the mighty germans, team usa touching down in vancouver learning they've earned a rematch and a chance at revenge four years in the making. >> japan has done it again. >> reporter: they'll be facing the reigning champ, japan, the country that dealt them that devastating finals loss in the last world cup. the japanese cinderella squad winning in penalty kicks earning
its place in this finals however against a tough england club on wednesday. >> she played it and did it go in the goal? >> reporter: after england devastatingly kicked the ball into their own goal in the final moments of extra time. >> absolute depression for england. >> reporter: they'll face a dominant u.s. team in the finals. and this time around, the entire nation believing the u.s. will win. >> all: usa, usa. >> reporter: and the oddsmakers are favoring the u.s. by as much as 67% but want to say if you have english friends today you might want to give them a hug. photos have gone viral of that stunning moment when english player laura bassett scored on her own goal with less than two minutes to play, you guys. so many tweeting sympathy for her, in fact, almost 200,000 about game time spiking right at the moment of that goal. you know, it's okay to lose but to lose on an own goal with less than two minutes to play, it's
heartbreaking. >> yeah. >> i can't believe that picture -- >> i know. you feel so bad. >> you do. but we all -- party at my place on sunday. big screen. >> i'll bring the guacamole. >> no peas. >> don't bring the guacamole. going to show us fresno. >> you can see it behind me. our friends at abc 30 in fresno sent this video that said lightning also coming along with all that heat but a lot comes with a dry thunderstorm so that doesn't necessarily mean a good thing, just sparks wildfires and heat is on. look at the heat advisories. and the excessive heat warning, sacramento valley and seattle could get close to a record at 91.
i'm abc 7 meteorologist drew tuma with your accuweather forecast, early morning clouds giving away to sunshine. high today 84 in antioch. 75 the high in oakland. 85 in san jose. we'll go to 83 in napa. the forecast shows you today the heat receives, cooling continues for friday and early call on the fourth of july looking just fine but saturday and into sunday. >> it is not just our west coast with that super ridge of heat, these pictures out of london where it's been in the mid to upper 90s. some of the hottest temps in a decade. >> wow. >> we're not alone.
>> no, never are. >> it does look bad. >> thank you, ginger. much more ahead. the former cnn anchor lynne russell and her husband caught in a deadly shoot-out. what she says happened at their motel. terrifying home invasion. two teenage girls hiding in the cabinet calling 911. the intruder just inches away. "gma investigates." can you really win at those arcade games? the other portion carries over but you have to use the whole portion of data from the current month before you use the rollover portion from the previous month. and that portion resets after one month. it's $15 for any additional gig over your data limit. that is not a good deal. it's a wireless revolution. what can i do for you? all i want is something unlimited and the phone that i want. all-in for one price. sure. anything for you david beckham. oh, and i want it for all my friends.
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we'll see afternoon sunshine today and we'll see cooler temperatures compared to the last two days when we had the heat wave. 94 in antioch. 94 in concord. 85 in san jose. 75 in oakland. 83 in napa. topping out near 84 degrees in santa rosa. here's your accuweather seven-day forecast, today the cooling continues on friday. the early call for the fourth on saturday. we're looking just fine, even into sunday mild to warm. that's the weather. we'll get you back to "good morning america."
good morning, america. right now, hazmat teams on the scene in tennessee after a freight train carrying toxic chemicals catches fire. 5,000 people forced to flee their homes. nearly two dozen first responders treated. also right now, we're tracking that extreme weather heading into the holiday weekend. six reported tornadoes touching down in the midwest. and the record heat grounding some planes. a record number of americans expected to travel this july 4th weekend. nearly 42 million people planning to hit the highways and airports. >> we do say good morning, america, on this thursday morning and we're going to take a look at this. ♪ rob marciano, new york harbor, near the statue of liberty trying something called flyboarding. >> whoa. >> well, it's a type of jetpack that helps you get major air. we didn't see it there but he's
going to show us how it's done ahead. >> a little more practice coming up. >> good job, rob. >> nice try, rob. are we going to look again? there you go. >> he got a little air. >> he got a little loft right there. >> and a belly flop. >> keep practicing. >> better than most of us. >> indeed. >> that is coming up. we begin with the wild story involving former cnn anchor lynne russell. you remember her. she and her husband involved in a firefight in a motel in new mexico shooting and killing a man who they say was holding her at gunpoint in her room. aditi roy has the story. >> lynne russell. >> reporter: this morning a former news anchor is telling her own tale of survival. >> it's something that i'll really never forget. >> reporter: after she says she and her husband got into a gunfight with an alleged robber in that hotel room. lynne russell a former anchor for cnn headline news says she and her husband. >> this is chuck de caro -- >> reporter: a former investigative reporter, green
beret and consultant to the pentagon stopped at this motel six in albuquerque with their dog tuesday night during a cross country road trip. russell says she left their room to get something from her car and that when she came back, there was an armed man waiting near the door. >> he gave me a good shove and i was airborne and into the room. about that time my husband came out of the shower and found his wife being held at gunpoint. the guy was standing there with this big .40-caliber weapon and so we engaged in some conversation to try to get him to at least not level the gun at us. >> reporter: russell says as she and her husband who both have concealed carry licenses licenses he were trying to calm the gunman, she managed to slip her personal handgun to de caro. the suspect grabbed her husband's briefcase and started shooting. de caro fired back. the alleged robber killed in the parking lot. de caro was hit three times. this morning he's recovering in a hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. police still investigating.
>> we don't know what the motive was. we're trying to piece everything together and find out what happened. >> reporter: this morning russell grateful for her husband's quick actions. >> he's my hero. he saved my life. he placed his in jeopardy and he saved my life. >> reporter: for "good morning america," aditi roy, abc news, san francisco. >> that's quite a story. >> something tells me we haven't heard the last of this one. >> i think we may hear more. we may. to a terrifying home invasion. two teenage sisters home alone when two men broke in. the girls you see there, they hid in a cabinet. their fear captured on their 911 call. ryan owens has their story. >> they're in the house. please hurry. >> reporter: if her frantic voice is a little muffled here's a look at why. >> we're in the very back in my parents' bedroom bathroom. please hurry. >> reporter: the 16-year-old girl is calling 911 from inside her parents' bathroom linen closet. her 13-year-old sister stuffed right next to her. >> they're in the house? are they in the house? >> yes, yes they are in the
house. >> reporter: the two sisters were home alone monday morning when they looked out this kitchen window and noticed two men trying to break into their nashville, tennessee, house. >> i want you to be very quiet, okay? i'm on the line with you. i have help on the way. >> they're getting closer. >> they're getting closer to the bathroom. yes. >> reporter: nashville police arrested these two men, both with lengthy criminal records. one of them locked himself in the same bathroom inches away from the girls before cops slapped the handcuffs on him. >> that's when i thought he's going to open this cabinet and something is going to happen. >> reporter: this morning the teenagers still afraid to show their faces. >> i'm most glad that i could help capture two guys that could have done worse. >> okay, we're here, we're back here. back here. >> reporter: a tiny bathroom closet barely big enough to hold these two teen crime fighters. for "good morning america," ryan owens, abc news, dallas. >> wow, such quick thinking by those young girls. >> sure was. we move on to the dramatic rescue of a california woman
missing for two days. she disappeared on her way home from a run finally found trapped in her car after driving over the side of a cliff. kendis gibson has the story. >> reporter: this morning an incredible story of survival. >> her first words were i didn't think anybody was going to find me. >> reporter: watch as l.a. county fire crews lift jenifer duron up the steep embankment bringing to an end her terrifying 48-hour ordeal. duron vanishing on the way home from a run. her family reported her missing unaware her vehicle was sitting 70 feet down at the bottom of this canyon stuck for two days and two long nights in her damaged suv with no food or water. >> i think from the time she was down there was wondering if anybody would see her. >> reporter: you could see why she went two days without being discovered. so quiet and her vehicle was at the bottom of this canyon. her rescue coming wednesday morning as a woman walking her dog hears screams coming from
below and alerts the authorities. rescuers shocked to find duron alert and talking as they raised her to the surface. luckily a bye bystander was able to notify us. but being in that moment must be very scary. >> reporter: this morning, she's recovering from minor injuries. >> we're very happy that the patient we brought up was transported to the hospital. >> reporter: her family grateful she's found. >> the family has been through an ordeal, looking for her searching the last two, two and a half days. we're relieved that we found her and that she's in good condition. >> reporter: kendis gibson, abc news, los angeles. >> wow. >> so glad she was gotten there. we move on to ginger right now and got a lot of flooding in missouri. >> just wasn't the severe weather and tornadoes that we showed you at the top of the show but you had two inches of rain in just 40 minutes in parts of missouri and now the southern half of missouri all the way through kentucky, we've got flash flood watches there in kentucky including bowling green and back here cape girardeau, springfield in those flood warnings or advisories and there will be a considerable amount of rain going through the next several days.
this takes you through the start of the holiday weekend. remember, we have that stationary front just kind of sits there, storms roll over it and rain from little rock over through huntsville, alabama, knoxville, tennessee. you could see more than 4 inches so watch out for that flash flooding. just got to turn around, don't drown. i'm abc 7 meteorologist drew tuma with your accuweather forecast clouds today, cooler today than we were yesterday. 85 in san jose, 75 oakland, we'll go to 95 in on the yak. >> all that weather brought to you by liberty mutual and look at this. it's called the buck moon or the thunder moon. it was seen there -- lots of places, missouri then you had idaho and right there in long island. >> beautiful. >> really pretty. >> what is it called? >> a buck moon because the bucks just start to get antlers and thunder moon because of all the thunderstorms around this time. >> look at that. >> thank goodness i looked that
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welcome back. 7:42 and "gma investigates" arcade games at amusement parks and on the boardwalk. so much fun to play in the summer but when you lose and i inevitably do, it leaves you wondering did you ever really have a shot. abc's mara schiavocampo has the story. >> get a prize every time. >> reporter: arcade games, part of family fun in the sun. one classic game of chance, the claw with players posting on youtube the thrill of victory. >> oh, look at this. got two of them. >> reporter: but more often the
agony of defeat. >> maybe, maybe. oh. last try. he's going to slip. oh, really. come on, baby. that should get him. slips right through. >> somehow you don't win. >> reporter: is it possible the game's operators aren't playing fair? to make sure, new jersey's division of consumer affairs inspects every single game in the state at least once a year. "gma investigates" tagging along with their team for surprise inspections. first up, the balloon game. >> what are the things that would make it unfair. >> make sure the tip is pointed and sharp. >> reporter: though the inspector identifies one issue immediately. >> i see a couple of balloons that aren't up to par that need to be inflated. >> reporter: overall this game checks out. next up, hoops. >> let's see if a basketball will fit through the rim. >> plenty of room around it. >> check that rim. she if it's level. >> reporter: this game also getting the seal of approval. >> yeah, this is a good game. >> reporter: last up, the claw
game which can be the most frustrating of all, dropping that coveted prize even after the player grabs it. the inspector tests the tension on this game and it's fine. but the claw right next to it, not so much. the inspector telling us the claw's grip is too weak to hold the prize. >> is there a way to increase the claw strength on this? >> i don't know how to do it. >> reporter: so the game is shut down on the spot. this employee telling abc news when prizes are changed they may sometimes forget to adjust the tension. the arcade company casino pier telling us, we were surprised of this violation and are immediately correcting the issue caused by the crane in question. still, new jersey's attorney general says his office doesn't play when it comes to game violations. what are you trying to ensure for the consumer? >> fairness. of course, everybody can't win every time but don't want them to be in a situation which people unfairly lose. >> reporter: for "good morning america," mara schiavocampo, abc
news, new jersey. >> and the owner of that claw game tells us they have fixed the problem. inspectors are expected to return there today to determine if the game can be re-opened and we're anxious to find out. i long for that pink teddy bear. >> i remember once elliott actually got something out of the claw after spending -- never seen it. we were all surprised we couldn't believe it. >> yeah. >> shocking. >> so worth the -- >> a lot more than 50. >> i like to see those tickets come out and get a spider ring. >> i like whack-a-mole because even when you lose you win. >> yes. >> learning so much about you all. >> yes. >> hopefully you're interested in this, america. we do have a lot more coming up. the dishwashing wars. so many couples battling over how to do it right. and we'll have your answer definitive answer, ahead. and in "the speed feed," the guacamole recipe rocking the nation. should we really give peas a chance? just give peas a chance. >> that's beautiful. >> thank you.
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>> as long as it come was watermelon. >> maybe some cottage cheese. >> ali had a lot of watermelon. >> but we digress. amy. >> yeah, you know, you guys just talk amongst yourselves and i'll be talking about the talk of twitter. more than 63,000 tweets about the great guacamole debate. "the new york times" posted a recipe, for the delicious dip suggesting makers add green peas for sweetness and color. well, the internet cried sacrilege as the world quickly wound its way around the web. this mom posting go offline for three hours to take your kids to the dentist and return to a pea guacamole world. someone hold me because i'm scared. she wasn't alone. even the president chiming in, "not buying peas in guacamole," the president said, "onions, garlic, hot peppers, classic." in a rare moment of partisan unity, we asked gop candidate jeb bush who found common ground e-mailing abc news about the added new ingredient saying "i have not nor will i start now." and this, i think, sums it up.
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good morning, i'm eric thomas. officials of the washington navy yard now say there's no evidence of at shooing. a report of a shooter on the grounds of the navy yard launched a massive response this morning. the yard was placed under lockdown. no weapons have been found. no one has been arrested. but in 2013 a gunman killed 12 workers at the yard. we'll get a look at the forecast now with drew tuma. >> we are tracking low clouds early on. afternoon sunshine on the way. 94 in antioch. 65 in san francisco and 65 in oakland. 85 for san jose. the accuweather forecast shows temperatures looking fine for the fourth on saturday. we have an accident on the
>> good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. and one of the biggest travel weekends of the year. are the four biggest airlines in america working together to illegally drive up the price of your ticket? your summer travel alert this morning. ♪ i know you lie ♪ nick jonas knockout. the pop superstar lashes out at one of the biggest fitness companies in america, an escalating war of words. ♪ it's the final countdown ♪ kitchen wars. it's the sudsy issue that's got couples up in arms. >> is loading utensils into a dishwasher becoming a knife through the heart of your marriage? >> we're dishing out a diagnosis to settle the great dishwasher debate for good as we say -- [ cheers and applause ] ♪ cool it down ♪
and we are getting you ready for the holiday weekend with our cool it down countdown. look at rob marciano out there in new york harbor getting airborne. whoa. he was airborne. >> that can't be rob. otherwise, he's got it really quickly. >> very quickly, yeah. >> did pretty well right there. we're going to go back, robin, but we're going to get to amy right now. >> oh. >> because we do have some breaking news and, amy, you have the morning rundown over there. police responding to the washington navy yard. >> that's right. police in washington responding this morning to reports of a possible active shooter at the d.c. navy yard, the navy yard placed on lockdown, the same location where 12 people were killed when a gunman opened fire back in 2013. the police response has been massive. abc's pierre thomas is in washington with the very latest. pierre. >> reporter: good morning, amy. amid high concerns of a fourth of july threat from isis, we have a report of an active shooter at the washington navy yard.
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the show as a teenager. she h won 15 daytime emmys. she will be missed. she's such a part of my childhood. we wish her well. >> 44 years. l that's a lot of kids. let's move over to lara in the social square. >> thank you so much, george. here's what's coming up on our "gma morning menu." we begin with nick jonas taking on a fitness giant. what they said that has him fired up and firing back right now. and then a little dishwashing drama. so many couples battling over the best way to wash those dishes. well, now our expert has the real way to get it right. and tim mcgraw's huge heart, huge move. what he's doing that's changed so many veterans' lives. all that and fourth of july "deals & steals" live on "good morning america" where? you heard it, here in times square. hi, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] hi. how are you? hi. hey, guys. "gma's morning menu" brought to you by advil.
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♪ i ♪ i still can't -- welcome back to "gma." time for the "heat index." this morning's hot button. nick jonas taking on crossfit. the pop star calling out the fitness company over a tweet about diabetes. neither side is backing down and abc's reena ninan has the story. ♪ >> reporter: this morning nick jonas facing off against a lead fitness group, crossfit. standing up for a cause that hits close to home. crossfit tweeting this pic of a coca-cola bought with the caption open diabetes along with a quote from george greg glassman saying make sure you
pour some out for your dead homies. the 22-year-olds singer who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was 13 firing back saying this is not cool. please no one understand the difference between type one and type two diabetes before making ignorant comments. sensitivity to all diseases and proper education on the cause and day-to-day battle is important. >> type one diabetes we tend to see diagnosed in younger individuals, sometimes even children, reflects an inability of the pancreas to produce enough insulin. type two diabetes, which we tend to see in older adults, it tends to be associated with increased weight or obesity. >> reporter: crossfit's ceo telling abc news this is about the scourge of type 2 diabetes and its underlying causes. his sponsor, coca-cola is a significant contributor to the diabetes epidemic both with product and marketing spend. ♪ overnight a rep for jonas
responding, nick has never had a deal or sponsorship with coca-cola. this is a company desperate for publicity but it's bizarre they try to achieve it behind such a thoughtless tweet. jonas an advocate since his diagnosis and currently a spokesman for the glucose monitoring system he uses even testifying in a 2009 hearing on capitol hill about the disease. >> it has not been easy, but diabetes technology has really helped me to manage my diabetes. >> he's always wanted to empower his fans, many of whom might be dealing with this disease. >> reporter: medical experts saying the conversation is an important one to have. >> i think or hope that the intention was to motivate people to live a healthier lifestyle but in reality it came out as blaming people who are living with a chronic and potentially very serious illness. ♪ >> reporter: and i'd also like to add part of crossfit's response was so aggressive, hmm, we can't say it on air.
it was pretty powerful and reached out to coca-cola and confirmed jonas is not a paid spokesman and adding they recognize the importance of physical activity and moderation. >> it was a short response but a powerful one. >> it certainly was. yes. >> use your imagination. >> we learned a lot in the whole experience. >> yes, definitely. i'm speaking to our dr. jen ashton and saying for anyone with diabetes, your blood sugar level is going too high or too low is such a risk. >> that was my dad. critical and i think it's important he said, hey, know the difference between one and two. >> yes. >> and that's why he was speaking out like that. reena, thank you. >> thank you. up next in the heat index. dishwasher wars. i didn't know this was a war about this. >> wow. >> we have some dirty dishes from the guac we ate before and now we're -- ♪ final countdown ♪ >> repurposing. >> we got to get them clean. but did you know that nearly half of all americans surveyed say they are argue over the proper way to fill a dishwasher and a story we found in "wall street journal" said they're all doing it wrong.
ginger, enlighten us. >> i know i'm doing it wrong. but i've known that for a long time. so should the dishes go on the top rack? what about forks, spoons and knives face up or face down? nearly everyone has an opinion on how you should do the dishes including my husband but if you want to prove you're right, get ready for a fight. it's the heavy-duty debate soaking countless couples. how to load one of your home's most used appliances, the dishwasher. >> i definitely have to rearrange things when he does it. >> it's double the work. >> reporter: stephanie says it's a sudsy issue she and her husband face every night. >> i do the dishes better. >> i do the dishes correctly. >> reporter: they are not alone. a recent study found the dishwasher is a battleground for more than 40% of merns. >> what's wrong with the way i did it. >> reporter: fighting over whether to point the knives up or down. >> prerinse versus no prerinse.
>> speed cycle, half the energy. >> reporter: where to place more delicate items like glass and plastic. >> like that? >> no. >> loading utensils into a dishwasher becoming a knife through the heart of your marriage. >> reporter: appliance maker bosch capitalizing on the feud in this marketing parody. in the film "rachel getting married" it was all about speed. and to get them perfectly clean when it comes to the dishes my husband, ben and i, are far from a matching set. >> boom, look at that. color coordinated and everything. >> reporter: no matter how you tack them this may be the cleanest mess ever to hit the kitchen. this is the best dishwasher and he's the one that keeps this place together. >> i'm like mr. clean without the gorgeous pectoral muscles. >> and he's got a little more hair. the biggest argument couples have about washing dishes whether to prerinse them or not. of those who argue over dishwashing, 61% disagree on whether you should hand clean your dishes before you put them in the dishwasher and that's my problem. isn't it the dishwasher's job
and ben, he cleans it before it goes in. i don't get it. >> you and ben, most adorable couple ever. let's just put it out there. bottom of it, joining us lifestyle expert chi lan lieu. to prerinse or not to prerinse is the question. >> let's just squash the debate once and for all. the number one dishing etiquette, do not prerinse. that's because dishwashers are so much more advanced. take a look here. now, dishwashers are equipped with these intelligent sensors all the way around that seek out all of that dirt and muck in your dishes. so that's great. not only that but detergents now are so advanced they contain all these enzymes that dissolve the food and do all of the dirty work for u-dissolving that food. you don't need to prerinse at all. tick those dirty dishes in there and let your dishwasher do the business. >> and you save some money. you don't waste water. >> and saving time because you don't have another chore to do. >> win/win. all right. i didn't realize there are different personalities. we saw that a little bit with
ben and ginger. what is that all about? >> ge commissioned a survey about people that use their dishwashers and realized there are three personalities that always come up. now, the first one they're called the protectors. these people are so interesting. it has to do with just utensils. they always load the dishwasher with all the utensils facing down so when you grab it you only touch the handles, nothing that you would eat with. now, when it comes to the second type, and that is an organizer, they don't care how that dishwasher is loaded and utensils, as long as hl every single inch is h use had appropriately. >> amen. >> is that you? >> just get in there. >> i'm more of a curator and like my tall dishes with the tall, the bowls with the bowls and like it looking good coming in and coming out. >> i think she's on your team. show us the proper way. we got dirty guacamole dishes here. >> we need to get these clean and don't rinse these, guys. let's start with the top rack. a lot of couples argue about this. you want to do your glasses, as well as your plasticware, face down on the top because the pressure of the water is not so
harsh up here. that means your glasses won't get a scratch as if you loaded them in the bottom. >> all right. >> when it comes to utensils don't be afraid to mix it up. forks and spoons mix it up in there with the knives facing down. have you ever noticed how spoons and forks nest in the drawer. you are don't want that to happen in the dishwasher. >> put the knives down because you don't want to cut yourselves. >> exactly. >> what else? >> when it comes to your cast iron and nonstick cookware, don't use the dishwasher. for stainless steel pots and pans, throw it in there, not pre rinsed of course, and just close it on up. >> good to go. >> when you're ready to run it, try not to always use normal. i am guilty of that for sure. >> but there's so many different cycles. >> when you're doing like those caked on casserole dishes or baking pans, use the heavy and the pots and pans mode. when you're going to do something delicate like china and glassware you can run them in the dishwasher. use the delicate mode. >> run it during the middle of the day, a little energy saver?
>> try using energy saving mode or eco mode because you're lighter on the environment which is always a wonderful thing. >> see, i read the note. >> yeah, robin. there you go, girl. >> i have no credibility in this debate. i filled two dishwashers in the last year but -- >> oh! >> that's incredible, george. >> being honest about it but i don't see the harm in rinsing before. >> oatmeal. you have to prerinse because i have a lot of kids that like oatmeal. you put it in there, it's all crusty when it comes out. >> it's the enzymes. they latch on and dissolve it. >> i don't have those ensigns in my dishwasher then. it takes my elbow grease. >> i'm with you. i like a little mini rinse. i'm just saying. [ laughter ] >> splitting it up. i'm going to follow your advice. thank you, thank you very much. let's get back outside to ginger. >> i knew it wasn't a pre rinse. i'm here with jean from houston. all she wants to say -- >> good morning, america! >> she could not wait to say that. she's vip for life. i love this hat. everything.
all right, let's go and get the forecast. in louisville one of those rainy places along that stationary front but north of that front it is just cold and so not like july. look at chicago, only going to the upper 60s today for highs. i'm abc 7 meteorologist drew tuma with your accuweather forecast, early morning clouds giving away to sunshine. high today 84 in antioch. 75 the high in oakland. 85 in san jose. we'll go to 83 in napa. the forecast shows you today the heat receives, cooling continues for friday and early call on the fourth of july looking just fine but saturday and into sunday. >> lara, this crowd is great. >> get in here, my love. "pop news." i know.
>> twice in a year. >> he's very honest. >> yes, he is. >> i told him -- you were talking and i said, you have a good life. >> we all do. >> yes, we do. >> we are blessed. ali, you are the best. in "pop news" this morning, we are feeling the music, megastar love this morning. gearing up for gavin degraw's performance in just a few minutes and a country music superstar also feeling the love this morning. tim mcgraw giving away 36 mortgage-free homes to veterans this summer, working with operation home front and chase bank and mcgraw is handing over the keys to one deserving family each city on his "shotgun rider" tour. mcgraw has a long history of supporting our servicemen and women. he's already given away more than 100 homes to date. >> it comes from the heart with him. it really does. >> thank you, tim mcgraw. i love that story. how is this for the mother of all movie casts? julia roberts, kate hudson,
jennifer aniston and a little jason sudeikis to top it off. all expected to star in garry marshall ensemble called "mother's day." the third of marshall's holiday themed ensemble comedies. >> "new year's day." >> "valentine's day" and "new year's eve." the intersection of several moms as mother's day approaches and the fourth time julia worked with marshall in "valentine's day, "runaway bride" and, of course, her breakout hit, "pretty woman." >> we love you, garry. >> looking forward to that, great casting. >> if i forget to tell you, i had a great time today. the line from "pretty woman." >> it was like, ooh, i had a good time, too. >> is she leaving? >> no. [ laughter ] >> ah. also in "pop news" an investigation, everybody, listen up. we do have new evidence this
morning supporting the case for why we're all really just overgrown toddlers. if you're feeling a little crabby this afternoon around 1:00, do yourself a favor. everyone around you, frankly, take a little nap. according to researchers from the university of michigan and our "pop news" team, even a little afternoon siesta is proven to help grown-ups handle minor frustration so much better. volunteers participating in the study were asked to draw a supercomplicated design. one group, the fortunate group got to break up the active interwith a nap. others were made to watch an hour long boring documentary in the midst of doing this. the nappers were willing to keep at the task for twice as long as their tired and frustrated counterparts. >> i believe it. >> when your temper starts to boil, please enjoy a nap. >> where did you get the actors who are like this? did you see those pictures? >> part of the "pop news" team, amy. >> i like it. >> i so agree -- i could be in a mood. i take this -- >> not you, robin.
>> i'm telling you. take about a 20, 25-minute nap -- right at that time too. >> yes, key. >> so, everybody, just take a second if you can. >> if you can. >> your bosses won't mind. tell them we said so. no, actually don't. please don't. then finally, you have to see this to believe it especially you, ginger. a zebra who is willing to sing for -- that's my cue to roll it. his supper. ♪ >> no. >> watch. watch. >> you got something to say. ♪ i love you ♪ >> no. >> mr. ed. >> okay. maybe it's just a funny guy with really good timing. watch. watch. ♪ ♪ no gray area here. this one is just black and white. >> oh. >> nice! nice! that was good. [ applause ] very good. >> that's a drop the mike
moment. >> you win. all right, we'll try to move on, lara because this morning we are going to improve the backyard challenge. two dyi experts going head-to-head right now and had them start earlier and go out to jesse palmer to see how they're doing right now. >> that's right, amy. you know of the competition is going so strong right now and here's the goal to create the ultimate fourth of july picnic table display. first i want to show you a look of what these tables looked like before. now, both of our competitors have had tons of supplies from our "gma" warehouse to choose from. we have two fierce diy competitors here, first tyler wisler has 50,000 followers on pinterest, which is impressive. a ton of great design ideas and looks like you're really making use of the jeans, the denim. >> i'm trying. jeans are something that everybody has around the house that nobody fits into anymore so why not make use of them. >> throw in the bandannas, trying to get votes. >> hey, doesn't hurt, right?
>> he's going up against jenni radosevich. an internet superstar taking normal everyday items turing them into home decor. you can smell the fumes. >> already making a mess. >> very patriotic. >> it looks great so far. >> you're painting stars on the ground, i see, a little spray paint in the morning. >> smells good over here. this is amazing. the big reveal it's coming up ahead. you won't want to miss it. >> that is up a wheelhouse. >> lara was taking notes. >> i was, i wrote denim. also ahead on "gma" this morning, look at that. our rob marciano hanging out by lady liberty right now look at him go. he's airborne. one of the coolest ways to beat the summer heat. it's called flyboarding. he's been practicing -- whoa. he was practicing all morning long. that was a nice drive there, rob. we'll see how high and how long he can fly in just a few minutes. i believe in rob. he can do it. >> okay. >> this is day two. i wish i was there.
>> this is day two. good morning, i'm eric thomas. firefighters continue to battle a brush fire in sunol. flames were reported at 4:30 this morning inside the sunol regional air service. reported in a remote area near a drainage area. officials believe it may have started from lightning and may have been two separate fires that merged. an update on the traffic now with leyla gulen. >> in the northbound direction through san rafael not looking too bad. look at the southbound side of 101 at lucas valley road. we have delays coming in from marinwood. and back to san francisco where we have an injury accident gumming up the commute on 280 northbound. it is taking a while to get to
i'm abc 7 meteorologist drew tuma. i'm showing you what would be the bay bridge but it is obscured by low clouds this morning. low clouds to start the day are going to help to keep us on the cooler side compared to yesterday. we'll see afternoon sunshine but inland we are not in the triple digits. we are at 90 in concord. 84 in fremont. 85 in san jose. 75 in oakland. that's 84 in santa rosa. here's the accuweather seven-day
forecast, we are cooling today and tomorrow. and we are looking just fine for the fourth of july. now back to "good morning america." ♪ it's the final countdown ♪ >> the countdown. [ cheers and applause ] welcome back everyone to "gma"ment a lot of fun ahead. jesse, oh that great design that you were in the middle of. >> yeah no doubt about it. you can spell it out here can't you? a lot of paint. wake you up. >> it's all part of our backyard bash challenge. >> that's rye. >> we have two diy experts and assistants going head-to-head trying to design the ultimate fourth of july picnic display. time is running ow. you see them going. big reveal just moments away but right now while they work inside to amy. >> we have our own big reveal right now. tory johnson and this morning's "deals & steals" celebrates july 4th in style and all starting at $5 are made in america. >> there you go. made in america. >> speak of the american theme we can begin with these awesome
pillows. >> i love this. >> interest a company called southern sass and what's amazing they are inspired by the old travel road maps so there's all kinds of beautiful all artist designed by an artist in mississippi. the company is based also in mississippi so all the production is done there. all 50 states obviously available. just beautiful quality. >> i like the back with the burlap. >> down filled burlap back. a great deal normally $44, slashed by 55%. every pillow 20 bucks. >> what a great gift too. >> i feel like this is such a good gift. this is also very great. >> another american classic. burt's bees in durham north carolina. eight different products to choose from. all promise assorted stuff from reducing fine lines and the appearance of wrinkles to just nourishing your skin it's one of their newest collections. so that's always a favorite around here. also a really big deal on these. all of the products depending on what you choose ranking from $10
to $20 but slashed in half so $5 to 10 for today only. >> a great deal. i don't know anyone who doesn't love burt's bee's. >> i know. another favorite you and i were talking about commando. so commando makes all kinds of great undie, tanks, you name it and they are known for their elastic free -- invisible underwear. >> that's the name. commando. so feel it. it's super, super soft. >> that's nice. >> big assort many on a variety of styles so there's everything from these great little ballet boy shorts. >> tank tops. >> classics. >> tanks, cammis a lot of colors as well starting at $44, everything from commando today slashed in half so just 22 and it's like 22 for a double set. >> that's fantastic. >> i'm a softy for anythings that a shout-out to happiness and joy. one of our favorite companies. check this out.
i am blessed. it's their great tank. the razor back tank "u" neckline and i love sundays that oprah wears on instagram. big deal from peace love world produced in l.a. normally $55 all slashed big time. 20 bucks for any tank. >> i'm very excited about this. >> from a jersey shore institution, johnson's popcorn. no connection to me though i wish there was. three different flavors, two different sizes, great great price. normally starting at $29, these are all slashed in half so 14.50 and includes shipping so ship something included in that and what's amazing about this deal when you buy it today you can choose any date to ship through the end of august. so if you're going somewhere, you want to treat somebody, a birthday holiday, whatever coming up today is your day to buy it. >> really really good tory. thanks to all these companies for providing all of these great deals. you can find the codes and two bonus deals on our website,
george. >> thank you. i am here with j.k. simmons from "terminator genisys." had a big opening wednesday. he plays a detective teaming up with the terminator and his gang so take a look. >> why are they always trying to kill you? i want to help you, i do. i think. but i got to understand. i know what's going on here has to be really really complicated. >> we're here to stop the end of the world. >> i can work with that. >> and j.k. simmons is here right now. we can work with that. must have been fun to do that movie. >> absolutely. yeah. >> had you worked with arnold before. >> no never met him before. >> any workout tips? >> he -- well, we met again at the christmas party and he had since seen "whiplash" and i asked him -- i went fishing for
a compliment you know. he was telling me he liked the movie and i said what did you think of those biceps? he said you biceps are okay but your triceps were impressive. >> that's a very good arnold right there. you did not have to fish too hard for compliments after "whiplash." what a performance. what a run you had and we were all watching you all through the awards season. every single time best supporting actor, j.k. simmons. what was that like? week after week after week? >> well i mean it was great. honestly at the oscars it was -- when you know, when, you know the oscar goes to it was really more like whoo because everyone was telling me it's going to be you. if it's not me i'm a schmuck. >> you gave sup heartwarming speech as well telling everyone to call their mom and dad and i was just reading right here. your kids are actually musicians. >> yeah and actually both percussionists yeah. >> no kidding. >> yeah yeah my daughter plays the drum set more and my son plays in the l.a. youth
orchestra among others. we just got -- we were in prague yesterday chasing my son's youth orchestra around on their european tour. >> both percussion ifs, never got the -- >> no no. try to keep it mellow at home. >> that's pretty good. and tell us about what happens to someone when they have you know, you're one of these overnight sensations after a 20-year career. >> yeah. >> everything explodes. >> it really does ramp up exponentially and i certainly had no complaints before. you know i've been very blessed and in my life and in my career and now it's more and more opportunities and the coolest thing now is people come to me with this nice script and they want me to be the first guy to attach and go we'll shoot in atlanta or texas or romania and i go man, i'd love to do it but i'd rather be home with my wife and kids so i'm going to hold out for something in l.a. all right, we'll shoot it in l.a. >> bam. that's not bad. i also know you just finished a foreword for a new book close to
your heart called "a short walk home." >> david cry is a guy i met through mutual friends in new orleans a while back and he runs a foundation called the ald foundation agreen leuko leukodystrophy is a horrible devastating disease that he's afflicted by and that is generally fatal in young boys when it attacks them and it's just a memoir of his experience with his stepson and what he and his wife went through and it's heartbreaking but it's a very very uplifting story and the book just came out two days ago actually. >> touched your heart. we look forward to that and "terminator genisys" in theaters right now. thanks for coming on. >> thank you. >> out to ginger. >> oh let's get started out -- you know what j.k. simmons, you don't have to ask me for a compliment for "whiplash." i loved that movie. we love waking up on this thursday morning in seattle. another hot one. we can see mt. rainier right there. not much of a break to hide because it's been sunny and hot
and it will be that way through the holiday weekend. going for 91 today as a high in seattle. las vegas, has been above 105 for now 18 going on 19 days, i believe. the longest stretch they ever did in june was 18 days and just did it. i'm abc 7 meteorologist drew tuma with your accuweather forecast clouds today, cooler today than we were yesterday. 85 in san jose, 75 oakland, we'll go to 95 in on the yak. >> all that weather brought to you by panera bread. robin. >> all right, ginger. great crowd out there today as always. i love that little -- whatever we're doing right there. our cool it down countdown. sing it new edition much we've been checking in with rob marciano in new york harbor all morning. he's been practicing flyboarding. all right, rob, show us what you
got. >> he can show us. we just can't hear him. >> all right. >> i think what he's trying to say is it goes high in the air. >> looks like he's going to go try it right now. >> yes, he's got -- i believe -- >> he's standing -- it looked like he was in deep water. there he goes. oh, oh. oh oh. he got it. >> come on come on come on. >> it looks like fun. >> not bad. >> that's really good. >> oh. >> he's back. whoa. >> that was a little close to the other guy. this is the beauty of live television. i keep thinking -- >> he doesn't give up. >> he does not give up george, you're right about that. >> i don't think that guy should
be so close to him. i'm -- >> he's practicing his dives. >> yeah. >> all right. >> and the beauty of live tv as you see it it might be breaking up just a little bit. >> but you know what again, he will not give up oh, well. okay. >> we're glad that he cooled it down for us in a way that is so unbelievable. in new york harbor. statue of liberty in the backdrop and rob going way high in the air and, yes, another perfect 10. >> thank you for the play-by-play lara. we want to thank the coast guard, also thanking brian of connecticut flyboards for helping out this morning and new york media boat. they provide adventure sightseeing tours here in new york city. >> good job, rob. >> all right. >> good job, buddy. >> the big reveal from our backyard bash challenge coming up next. >> one word, denim.
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both started out with bare picnic tables and challenged them to do an overhaul using basic stuff, tool household items. jesse, you've been keeping an eye on it. >> this has been creative mayhem all morning with tyler and jenni going head-to-head and had access to a warehouse full of supplies you could find at your local home improvement store and were able to use tools you could probably find in your own garage and basically what they did is took just a very plain picnic table and turned it into something epic. i think everybody will be very very impressed when you see what these two have done. >> however, only one can take home the trophy. our audience in times square here will be actually making the call which is really fun and now the final results. tyler, you're up first. let's get one last look. the before. >> drum roll, please. district drum roll ] >> this is the before and tyler show us the after. >> tah-dah.
>> wow! very nice. >> well oh come on. there we go. >> so guys it's up to you, everybody here in times square. you guys are the judges. we want to know tyler, why you think you should be the winner and what you've created here with some pretty basic household items to celebrate the fourth. >> well you know the biggest thing about the fourth of july is it's a one-off party. only doing it once a year, not a reason to break the bank. go into your closet and garage and get stuff you can use. old jeans, i mean who wouldn't think of using denim, placemat little holders. super cute. >> really cute. you put the pant legs and spread them out and turned them into place mats. >> and throw them away afterwards and you're good. >> funny. that's great. anything else that our viewers can take away from this. i love pipe cleaners. >> pipe cleaners are amazing. this was like a two second thing but kids love this. >> they do. >> so does this kid. >> well hey.
>> all right, so tyler, awesome. congratulations. >> thank you very much. >> i love it. reusable recyclable. >> reusable recyclable and so many ideas came off pinterest. it's there for us to use. >> so there's tyler, now let's see jenni, the before plain table. the after. drum roll please. [ drum roll ] open that wall. >> open it guys. >> wow, very nice. >> and she throws beads. >> i got to bribe the audience a little bit. >> i like the paint. >> oh, thanks. i wanted a big impact so decided to spray paint the entire or paint the entire table and kind of love how it turned out and then we wanted to do some plants in the front and that way people can take those home at the end of the day so they have a little takeaway. >> really cute. >> yes. >> cute too. i like the napkin olders using denim. >> to wrap for the place holders. >> so that's it. now it's up to the audience. >> time to cast their votes, guys and all the audience have the cool gadgets that can tally the votes instantaneously.
take a close look at both of these designs, use your gadget cast your votes right now and the results, there they are, showing on the jumbotron. >> wow. >> yes. >> i hate to say it tyler, but jenni with a fourth of july land landslide. thank you, audience for participating. we all win. great ideas from both tyler and jenni. we thank you. >> you get a trophy. >> i believe we constructed this trophy using household eyes we found in my drawer at the desk. thank you so much. check out our website for more ideas. thanks jesse for helping me. needtobreathe, gavin degraw performing live. don't go anywhere. congrat, jenni. "gma's" improve charge! is brought to you by lowe's. lowe's, never stop improving.
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good morning. i'm eric thomas. look for an increase in your power bill. the puc will vote tomorrow on whether to change electricity rates for the state. that could mean pg&e customers will pay $10 more per month. how about a look at the weather now with drew? >> the camera is showing sunshine peeking through. more on the way into the afternoon. highs today, 85 in san jose. 75 in oakland. 67 in san francisco. and up to 83 in napa on your thursday. accuweather seven-day forecast the cooling trend continues into friday. right now the early indication on saturday for the holiday looking just fine for the fourth. and we have a couple offish shoo uhs happening in the east bay. i'm going to zip you right over to the transition, eastbound side of 580 to eastbound 980 a car is there causing delays out of emeryville. but 580 and 880 are slow making your way to oaklandmiles per hour
as you head right up to grant. eric? all right. announcer: it's "live with kelly and michael." today from the drama "under the dome," marg helgenberger and one of the stars of "once upon a time," jennifer morrison. plus, another day, another challenge, another prize for someone in our audience as we continue our stars & stripes celebration games, all next on "live"! [captioning made possible by disney-abc domestic television] now here are your emmy award-winning co-hosts, kelly ripa and michael strahan. [cheering] singer: ♪ ...now we got bad blood, now we got problems and i don't think we can solve ♪ kelly: whoo! singer: ♪ you made a deep cut and now we got bad blood... ♪ [michael humming] kelly: thank you.