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so you can easily master the way you bank. good morning, america. new overnight. football fiasco. another florida state player suspended charged with punching a woman. it comes just days after the team's quarterback caught on camera punching another woman. our exclusive this morning with the prosecutor and the reaction from the school. what is going on here? close call. the drone flying right near the airport, the pilot shocked. the faa investigation right now. is your flight at risk? caught on camera. driving in reverse. >> only in l.a. only in l.a. >> look at this. the driver stunned by this crazy maneuver down a winding road for miles the wrong way. how police are now trying to track this person down.
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and "star wars" surprise. the sneak peek of "the force awakens" sending fans into a frenzy. ♪ harrison ford greeting a cheering crowd and describing what it was like to suit up as han solo once again. >> i can tell you it felt great. >> the latest on this intergalactic event. good morning. all right. can we talk about this new "star wars" movie? i watched it in full on my phone this morning. i felt like a 7-year-old. you get to see the sets, you see the droids, you see the members of the original cast back in action. the only way i can describe this is awesome. i am completely geeked out about this. >> you usually feel like a 7-year-old, though.
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nothing has changed. >> there's no news there. the new revelations about that movie and first appearance from harrison ford since his plane crash coming up. you may also recognize a new face here with us, cheryl scott, the meteorologist from our powerhouse station wls who is in for rob today. can't wait to hear from you later. >> thank you. so happy to be here. >> it's going to be hard to top han and chewy. but we know you're up for that. thank you, cheryl. we're going to start here though with some breaking news overnight. >> yet another football player from one of the top teams in the country in deep trouble. this morning running back dalvin cook from the florida state seminoles has been accused of punching a woman in the face outside a bar and it comes on the heels of the team quarterback seen on surveillance video punching another woman at a different bar. and espn's lindsey czarniak is here with the very latest on the story. good morning, lindsey. >> good morning, paula. this latest incident involves one of florida state's biggest differencemakers on the football field, but after turning himself in to police last night, it's really uncertain now what his future as a star running back holds. this morning, star florida state football player dalvin cook in
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jail for battery, the second seminole arrested for a violent crime in less than a month. >> dalvin cook running. >> reporter: fsu president john thrasher releasing a statement supporting the immediate and indefinite suspension of cook. the 2014 breakout star allegedly attacking a woman outside a bar. witnesses say the player was initially trying to defuse a drunken disagreement between the woman and an unidentified man. >> the next thing we know, dalvin cook just punched her in the face. >> reporter: cook allegedly hitting the victim multiple times knocking her into a parked car leaving her dirty and bleeding. cook claiming to have no recollection of the event. >> and she's willing to testify, and i felt pretty confident that she will become a good witness. >> reporter: this is the third player for the team to be accused of attacking women. in june former quarterback de'andre johnson charged with battery caught on tape punching this woman in the face. johnson swiftly dismissed from the team.
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in 2012 seminole turned number one nfl draft pick jameis winston accused of raping a woman. the player never charged later filing a countersuit. >> i knew i did nothing wrong. that's why i knew that i could respect the process and i would eventually be vindicated. >> reporter: coach jimbo fisher releasing a statement following the most recent incident saying "i do not tolerate this type of behavior and remain committed to educating our young men and holding them accountable for their actions." jimbo has also been asked by the president to talk to his team. this is not the first time dalvin cook has been in trouble. he was also investigated as an associate in an aggravated assault back in 2014. guys. >> but just another blemish for that football program. lindsey, good to have you here. >> tough run, thank you. new worries this morning about the dangers of drones. one of them apparently came way too close to a plane that was about to land. the pilot radioing air traffic control, and abc's mara schiavocampo is here with more. mara, good morning. >> reporter: dan, good morning. that remote controlled drone flying thousands of feet in the air way too close to that plane causing a really tense period of
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concern just moments before landing. this morning, the federal aviation administration investigating a close call for a us airways flight. a pilot spotting a drone right in the aircraft's path as he prepared to land at charlotte douglas airport wednesday. >> it was about 2,100 feet deep and it was just off our left side and maybe 100 feet away. >> reporter: the remoted controlled quadrocopter violating the ban and hovering 2100 feet in the air. >> it's really scary. >> they shouldn't be anywhere near an airport. >> reporter: this isn't the first near miss at charlotte douglas. faa records showing in july of last year a passenger jet on approach when the pilot reported a black and white drone buzzing just 100 feet below him. >> the reason we don't want a drone anywhere close to commercial airliners is because of the possibility of one being
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ingested in an engine and doing a tremendous amount of damage. >> reporter: and at new york's laguardia airport in may a drone soaring at nearly 3,000 feet over a brooklyn park forcing a delta shuttle pilot to pull the plane up 200 feet to avoid hitting it. >> you have some people who just regardless of what rules are out there they're going to do what they want to do. >> reporter: now that plane landed without further incident and no one was injured. now, the faa does have a number of regulations regarding drones including not flying near any manned aircraft or even within sight of the operator. we seem to be hearing about these more and more these days. >> and i suspect we're going to continue to hear about it. not going away. mara, appreciate it. and now to the fbi making a bombshell admission that the agency's background check system failed and the suspect accused of killing nine at that historic black church in south carolina never should have been able to buy a gun. that massacre led to this historic scene, however, the confederate flag being taken down from outside the state capitol where it has waved for more than a half century, and abc's phillip mena is there in columbia with the story.
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good morning, phillip. >> reporter: paula, good morning. the confederate flag no longer flying behind me in part because of a movement sparked by the tragedy in charleston. now we're learning what the fbi could have done to prevent it. this morning, the fbi admitting its background check system failed saying confessed killer dylann roof should not have been allowed to buy the gun allegedly used to shoot and kill nine people inside a charleston church. brandon risher's grandmother, ethel lance, among those killed. >> having an admission is one thing, but it doesn't dry up any of my tears or any of my concerns. if anything, it infuriates me even more. >> reporter: the fateful chain of events beginning on saturday, april 11th. roof goes to buy a handgun at this south carolina gun store. because it's the weekend the fbi wouldn't begin the required criminal background check until monday, april 13th when an fbi examiner learns roof was arrested on drug charges, but
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they're not able to reach the arresting police department and the fbi is unaware that roof had allegedly admitted to the crime, a crucial fact that should have prevented him from getting the gun. by law the fbi has three days to stop a gun sale. on april 16th with no word from the fbi, dylann roof is sold the the 45 caliber glock and two months later nine african-american worshippers are shot dead at charleston's emanuel ame church. fbi director james comey now saying we wish we could turn back time. the fbi's painful admission coming down just hours after the confederate flag did. the result of a heated debate sparked by the shooting in charleston. the polarizing symbol no longer flying at the state capitol in south carolina. >> it wasn't just about heritage, it was about hate. >> reporter: the president tweeting "the removal is a signal of good will and healing and a meaningful step towards a
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better future," a future forged through tragedy. >> my grandmother and eight other victims are able to look at that and say, i was able to evoke change. >> reporter: the confederate flag that flew here for 50 years will eventually be displayed in a local museum. meantime, the fbi is now ordering a review of its protocol. paula, dan. >> phillip, thank you. history being made in south carolina. many other states continue to fight this battle, as well. thank you again. we're going to turn now to ron claiborne who has a look at the other developing this morning including jail time for this cancer doctor in michigan. >> that is right, good morning to you, dan and paula. rachel, good morning to you. good morning, everyone. it was judgment day for that michigan doctor who intentionally misdiagnosed hundreds of patients and had them undergo cancer treatments that they did not need. on friday a federal court judge sentenced dr. farid fata to 45 years behind bars. fata pleaded guilty to charges that he ordered chemotherapy for more than 500 healthy patients which made them sick or terminally ill patients who couldn't be helped by the treatment.
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and in texas, new video that surfaced this morning of the deadly biker shoot-out in waco, texas. this video is from a restaurant next door to the twin peaks bar. the shooting took place in may and it shows people fleeing in panic moments before police officers arrived with their guns drawn. nine people were killed in the incident, 18 others were wounded. 170 people were arrested in connection with that shooting. and donald trump's presidential bid appears to be gaining momentum in the wake of his comments about mexican immigrants. a huge crowd is expected when he appears at a rally in phoenix in arizona later today. organizers had to move a rally in support of trump to the city's convention center after interest in that appearance swelled. anti-trump protesters expected to show up outside today's event. and turning overseas now to a deadly explosion overnight in egypt, the huge blast happened early saturday outside the italian consulate in the capital city of cairo. one person was killed. four others injured. an italian diplomat says the consulate was closed at the time and no staff members were hurt
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in that explosion. and back here at home, a surge in gas prices out west. right now, the average price for a gallon of regular in california is $3.58. that is up 14 cents in just a week. that is a stark contrast to gas prices nationwide, which are holding steady an average of $2.76 a gallon for regular. lower inventory following the exxonmobil refinery explosion this spring in california may be to blame for the prices out there going so high so fast. gasbuddy.com is also predicting that prices in the west could climb another 30 cents in the next week. keep an eye on that, rachel. >> yeah, absolutely. and finally, los angeles is known, of course, for traffic backups, but here's a twist. one driver backing up as in driving backwards. watch this, a stunned motorist capturing this on his cell phone. the driver of the audi zipping in reverse along laurel canyon boulevard -- rachel, you know it well -- known for its windy
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roads as oncoming cars whiz by and the reckless driver -- we don't have to say allegedly, do we? >> no. >> we have video evidence. >> crossing over the double yellow lines many times for more than two miles. >> two miles he drove like that? >> yeah, just like that. >> wow! >> i'm kind of impressed by that actually. >> you know, it is -- >> really impressive. >> but the police are not impressed. they have only to go on the dealer plates and they are contacting the dealership to find out who that person is. that person's going to pay a price for that. >> and now that we've expressed how impressed we are, we're going to be charged as accessories. >> yeah. >> exactly. >> thanks for that one. >> glad he had a camera. i mean that would be even more impressive. >> don't try that, rachel. >> it's hard enough driving forward on that road. >> fair enough. i've driven that road, as well. we're going to move on now. we've been hearing from the sisters who managed to survive for days in the wilderness of wyoming. there they are. there was a massive search and rescue set in motion after these sisters went missing, and we're
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going to get their story now from abc's clayton sandell. >> reporter: three sisters missing for days now speaking out. >> how thankful we are for the whole search and rescue team and all the volunteers. >> reporter: megan andrews-sharer and her sisters erin and kelsi say they knew they were lost. >> realized we weren't where we wanted to be and called it quits. >> reporter: staying in one place skipping meals to make their food last longer. >> i'm not sure we wish we had anything except ten days of food which we didn't expect that we needed. >> the car is there. >> reporter: when the trio became overdue from their camping trip into this remote wyoming back country, search and rescue teams jumped into action. the sisters waiting and praying. >> that's the only thing that can keep you sane in the wilderness for six days not knowing what's going on in the other end looking for signs and little things like a rainbow to show you that, you know, god's really taking care of you. >> reporter: thanks to two cowboys who spotted the women on a distant ridge and phoned it in. >> always helping someone out in
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a time like that, that always makes you feel good. >> reporter: rescuers finally arrived thursday by air. >> when i saw the sight as we landed in the helicopter, i realized that there was no way people were going to give up on the search, and that was something that, you know, crossed my mind a couple of times. >> reporter: but before their next camping trip, their father has some advice. >> tell us where you're going. that would be really helpful. >> reporter: for "good morning america," clayton sandell, abc news, jackson hole, wyoming. >> what a remarkable story. we want to turn now to a horrific crash that is raising new concerns about your safety on the road and on the rails. this collision, which was all caught on dash cam, taking place right before the driver's eyes saying he was shocked to see those railroad crossing gates, well, they never went down, and the train pummeled into that truck. abc's mary bruce is in queens, new york, this morning where that frightening crash took place. good morning, mary. >> reporter: hey, paula, good morning. this is a busy crossing. in fact, in just the last decade, there have been more than a dozen accidents here, the latest one, almost unimaginable.
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a terrifying collision on the track. >> i thought it was going to be big explosion. >> reporter: caught on dash cam video, a freight train slamming into a tractor trailer early wednesday morning in queens, new york. look closely, the rail guard arms are up. and those warning lights don't come on until just seconds before the train plows through the crossing and into the big rig. the truck driver with the dash cam witnessed the horrifying moment. >> you can see clearly the gate was up. all signal lights, they were not working. >> reporter: but this isn't the first time we've seen these dangerous lapses. >> emergency, struck a vehicle right there at the metro. >> reporter: last month in jacksonville, florida, this car was split in half by a passenger train after the safety gates failed to drop. >> when i turned around the back of the car wasn't there. >> reporter: and in march there were no gates in place at this kentucky crossing to stop this driver from getting into a fatal crash.
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>> we have four patients, be advised they're all critical. >> reporter: with only 36% of public railway crossings equipped with safety gates, experts say drivers also need to be more alert. >> the message is that we have driver issues and we need education. we need awareness at crossings. >> reporter: it's hard to believe but amazingly this driver had only minor injuries and the train engineers were unharmed. other truck drivers tell us near misses here are frequent and that these gates often don't come down. investigators of this latest crash are now looking into these signals. dan and paula. >> but the good news there, nobody seriously hurt. we really appreciate your reporting this morning. mary, thank you. and we're going to make a turn now to a much happier story. in the words of our good friend robin roberts, new york city's canyon of heroes was transformed into the canyon of heroines. >> yes, and it was a beautiful sight. team usa, the women's world cup champs were celebrated. they were cheered and showered
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with tons of confetti as a women's team was honored for the first time in new york's famed ticker tape parade. >> all: usa, usa. >> reporter: another chapter of her story made friday. with smiles and cheers lining the streets of new york city, thousands of fans donning red, white and blue. >> go, usa! >> reporter: team spirit and girl power the themes. in a historic day for women everywhere, team usa inspiring some of its youngest supporters and possible future world cup winners. what do you love about this team? >> they're really strong. >> reporter: so you all play soccer, right? >> yeah. >> all: usa! >> reporter: the u.s. women's soccer team honored with a ticker tape parade fit for champions trailing through the canyon of heroes famously marched by politicians, the
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apollo 11 astronauts, amelia earhart and now the national team. proudly holding that trophy as the first women squad to ever win three world cup titles. >> you know how to throw a party! yes, it's one nation, yes, it's one team but that team is here with us in new york city today. >> reporter: the party continuing at city hall with our very own robin roberts leading the rally for the champs. >> for someone who went through title 9 and dreamed of a day like this, thank you, mayor. >> reporter: and the team that created the nation of believers taking the stage for the celebration. >> the reason why we won this world cup is because none of us ever stopped believing and neither should you guys. >> reporter: a well deserved ceremony 129 years in the making. >> the world cup was a dream come true but having this parade here in new york city was one of the best moments of my entire life and we all feel the same.
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>> those women are so cool and it must have been great for you as the mom of a young girl to be able to see these role models right there. >> i actually didn't tell her that i was going and i got home and she watched it on tv and said, mommy, why didn't you take me? >> why didn't you take her? >> i was running around. i probably would have lost her and it would have been bad. it would have ended poorly but i got to tell you, the weather was -- it couldn't have been any more beautiful, any more perfect. and on that note we want to send it over to cheryl scott. she's in for rob this morning. a big welcome to you, cheryl. >> thank you so much. so happy to be here. yesterday in new york city just prime weather for that parade so congrats to them. now we are looking at the threat of some severe storms but we do have some video for you. this is out in denver, coors field late last night at the baseball game, lots of lightning here. the fans were evacuated for a period of time right after the game ended, but they stuck around because after the thunder and lightning, they had a fireworks show, so the fans lucky there, they got two light show. now the severe risk for
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storms in place, where, eastern north carolina. concerned here because the heat will be on in a lot of you heading to area beaches. strong winds, a brief tornado and some lightning cannot be ruled out late afternoon and evening. so be alert here. also, a greater enhanced risk for severe storms tomorrow. where? the upper midwest right through parts of central illinois and the ohio valley. this is also where we could see gusty winds, large hail and a brief tornado. but, minneapolis, you are in the bull's-eye for the zone tomorrow and a pattern change. here it is, summer, finally taking a grip on parts of the country. we're going to have temperatures soaring into the 90s, fargo, dodge city, 102 degrees for you sunday into monday. but with the heat building into the middle part of the country, we have some relief for folks in the pacific northwest finally for you. this is where we'll also find some rain showers. you can see around idaho anywhere from 1 to 2 inches of ra
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>> so can't complain. beautiful weather across a large part of the country. just a slight risk of those strong storms. >> and a beautiful day in chicago where, again, from wls, one of my favorite cities on earth, chicago. so cheryl, it's great to have you. >> we used to work together. >> that's right. we go way back, don't we? >> bringing it back. >> way back, cheryl. >> great job. great to have you. >> thank you. coming up on the show, the missing mom, she's been gone for a week. the search intensifying. what were the results of the lie detector test her boyfriend took? and "star wars" surprises. new clues to "the force awakens" movie have just been released and dan is geeking out, all as
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about botox®. ♪ we can't go ♪ ♪ we already have three we don't know how to act because we're having one more baby ♪ ♪ this child -- i love this, two very creative families changed the lyrics to walk the moon's "shut up and dance" to "we're adding one more baby." i love it. to announce they're expecting some new additions. jonathan murray, his brother aaron and their family star in it. it is hysterical. it is wildly popular on the internet. we want to say good morning, america. and even though my family has already begun and started having a family, we are drawing the line at three. no more babies. >> i have one. if i had the fourth on the way, there would be no singing and dancing. >> no singing and dancing. no smiles. >> we've got something even cooler coming up here. there's an intergalactic freakout happening mostly in my head this morning. here's why. harrison ford, mark hamill, carrie fisher, much of the cast
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of "star wars" appearing overnight at comic-con, the sci-fi fantasy convention in san diego where they released some tantalizing behind-the-scenes footage of the new movie, the full story coming up. but we're going to start here with an intensify inging search this morning for a mother of five from kentucky who's been missing for more than a week now. >> the family of crystal rogers with a heartbreaking plea increasing their reward money hoping that someone comes forward with information. all this as the results of her boyfriend's polygraph are released, and abc's marci gonzalez is here with the very latest. good morning, marci. >> reporter: good morning, paula and dan. her boyfriend admits they have a rocky relationship but insists he has no idea where she could be. police calling her disappearance concerning and unusual. this morning, a desperate and emotional search for this mother of five from kentucky now missing for more than a week. >> we love you. we want to know where you're at. contact us. let us know that you're okay. >> reporter: 35-year-old crystal
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rogers last seen by her live-in boyfriend brooks houck on july 3rd. houck claiming rogers stayed up late that night and when he woke up in the morning, she was gone. since then police and volunteers working to retrace rogers' steps scouring farmland and woods, but the only sign of rogers so far, her car, this maroon chevrolet with a flat tire, her keys, purse and uncharged cell phone still inside found along the side of kentucky's bluegrass parkway in an area loved ones tell police she rarely traveled. >> if he said he went to bed at 11:00 and she was still up on her phone, i can't see her just jumping in her car with a dead cell phone. >> reporter: houck insisting he had nothing to do with the disappearance of the mother of his 2-year-old son taking a polygraph test telling hln's nancy grace the results were inconclusive. >> i'm 100% completely innocent in this. i want the emphasis to remain on
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crystal's safe return. >> reporter: that is her family's plea this morning. >> crystal, we love you. we're looking for you, and we're not gonna stop. >> reporter: and the reward for information leading to rogers' safe return now up to $71,000. family members are now caring for her five children who, of course, are so desperate for her to come home. >> it's got to be so tough on those kids. all right. marci, thank you. >> thank you. and we do want to turn things over to ron for another look at our lead story. those shocking charges against another florida state football player. >> yeah, that's right. one of the nation's top college football programs sacked by yet another scandal. dalvin cook, running back for fsu, florida state, is out on bond this morning arrested for allegedly attacking a woman outside of a bar. the arrest comes just days after video surfaced allegedly showing de'andre johnson punching a woman at a different bar. overseas a volcano is
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causing travel chaos. thousands of travelers stranded as airlines are forced to cancel flights in and out of bali because of the risk posed by the volcanic ash shooting into the air. and the greek parliament has approved a bailout proposed put forward by its prime minister which could continue a tough economic austerity measure in that country. european leaders meet tomorrow to discuss whether to approve the deal or prepare for greece's exit from the eurozone. and finally also across in europe, prince philip is accused of using foul language to hurry a photographer along taking a family photo. their family photo decked out in full military regalia. the 94-year-old was surrounded by his family including his grandson and future king, prince william as the photographers got the gents into position, prince philip delivered a not so royal decree. we're not going to tell you what it was but based on the look -- >> but you know what it is? >> i know what it is. the presumed prince william was not too pleased with his grandfather. >> he had a few moments. >> salty language. >> he's human. he is human.
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>> yeah. >> he's definitely human. >> a royal human. >> right. yes, ron claiborne, no cyborg himself, thank you very much. >> thank you. >> let's get the weather now. in for rob from wls 7 in chicago, one of our favorite stations, the meteorologist cheryl scott, hey, cheryl. >> hello and good saturday, everyone. the good news is not a whole lot of severe weather happening today, but we're going to take you live, chicago, this morning, checking in with you. it's going to be a busy weekend, taste of chicago. there's beautiful lake michigan and the skyline starting off there, 66 degrees. temperatures for you climbing to near 80 degrees. enjoy because showers and storms will be moving in for the second part of the weekend so we are looking at the potential for a flooding threat. and you can see this bull's-eye right along i-80 in parts of north central illinois. this is where we will find the potential for 1 to 2 inches of rain late tonight into early sunday, so plan ahead for that. also included in that parts of the upper midwest. now, the summer heat is returning. we have heat advisories in place for parts of the central portion of the country with heat index
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values climbing above 100 degrees tomorrow into monday. so prepare for that. know what you can do to stay cool. look at these heat index values for parts of the southeast. we'll have temperatures here climbing into the 90s but it's going to feel more like 100 degrees with that high pressure bringing the heat but a way to escape the heat, you can go to the area beaches. the northeast, an incredible weekend for you. high temperatures in the low to mid-80s with plenty of that golden sunshine. >> and that weather report brought to you by the all new honda pilot. >> i want to put you on the spot. >> oh, no. >> cubs or white sox? >> go, chicago. >> yeah. >> chicago. >> white sox.
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>> are you running for office? that was amazing. >> yeah. >> both because they're in different leagues. so, i can have an american league and a national league. there you go. >> i was a white sox fan when i lived in chicago so -- >> and now you're a yankees fan. >> our producer is getting in my ear and using language kind of like prince philip so we got to move along here. coming up, "star wars" fans whipped into a frenzy, harrison ford aka han solo taking the stage for the first time since his plane crash as we get a behind-the-scenes look at "the force awakens" and nerds, myself included, everywhere lose their collective minds. >> big nerds. >> oh, goodness. and lebron james goes from basketball to the big screen. how he's honoring his hometown again in "pop news." >> when i lost the championship in 2011 -- -- >> when i lost the championship in 2011 --
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months ago, and abc's kayna whitworth is on the story from our l.a. bureau. kayna, good thing you're not here because dan is totally geeking out. >> i would switch places with you in a heartbeat. >> i've been wondering what it was like -- i was wondering what it's like to work with him this morning, although i love it, i do. for fans everybody at san diego's comic-con, it was the celebration of a lifetime. they got to see and hear from han solo himself along with princess leia and luke skywalker for the latest "star wars" installment "the force awakens." disney and lucas films making the decision to bring back all of the main characters from the original trilogy and delighting fans both young and old in doing so. >> han solo. >> reporter: the smuggler. >> chewy here tells me you're looking for passage to the alderaan system. >> reporter: the scoundrel. >> laugh it up, fuzz ball. >> reporter: the hero is back. >> ladies and gentlemen, harrison ford. >> reporter: that's right, harrison ford making his first appearance since crash landing his vintage airplane in march speaking friday at comic-con in san diego.
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>> i just walked here. [ laughter ] >> yeah. >> it's all good. i really appreciate it. thank you. thanks for asking. >> reporter: the 72-year-old star says he's excited to be reprising his iconic role as han solo. >> i was proud and grateful to once again be involved. i will tell you that it felt great. it felt -- >> reporter: this just one of a long list of surprises all part of a "star wars" frenzy. fans of all things galaxy and far, far away lining up for hours, even days just to get in. >> i slept out for two nights in a row for this, and it was all worth it. >> reporter: fans everywhere treated with new behind-the-scenes footage from the set of j.j. abrams' highly anticipated "star wars: the force awakens." >> i can die now. >> reporter: new alien life forms and crashed fighters. >> i'm luke skywalker. i'm here to rescue you. >> reporter: even hearing from the greatest jedi the galaxy has ever known. >> nothing's changed really.
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i mean, everything's changed but nothing's changed. >> reporter: plus han solo returning to the cockpit of the millennium falcon. >> who wants to go see a live "star wars" concert right now? ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: and those 6,000 fans who waited in line, they were treated with a surprise secret concert, the "star wars" soundtrack played by the san diego symphony. >> and always may the force be with you. ♪ >> reporter: oh, it is so exciting and, so, dan, unless you plan on making that run and smuggling this movie in for us, we all have to wait until december 18th to see it. >> i draw the line at breaking the law, but i will say and, by the way, thank you, kayna, when i was 7 when that movie came out, i saw it so many times my parents would bring us to the theater no matter what time of day, we would just go in in the middle and watch it from the middle back to the middle again. loved it. >> wow. >> you can quote it, can't you? >> i can quote it and paula revealed to me earlier she thought it was han solo -- a german guy apparently. >> i believe i'm probably not the only one out there.
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>> probably not. still no excuse. >> han solo. all right. thanks for having my back. coming up on "good morning america" -- and thank you for throwing me under the bus. >> you're welcome. >> but coming up more movie news. "ghostbusters," the all female crew showing off their official uniforms straight ahead with rachel in "pop news." >> han. ♪ there's something strange in the neighborhood ♪ i am his guardian. i am his voice. so i asked about adding once-daily namenda xr to his current treatment for moderate to severe alzheimer's. it works differently. when added to another alzheimer's treatment, it may improve overall function and cognition. and may slow the worsening of symptoms for a while. vo: namenda xr doesn't change how the disease progresses. it shouldn't be taken by anyone allergic to memantine, or who's had a bad reaction to namenda xr or its ingredients. before starting treatment, tell their doctor if they have or ever had, a seizure disorder, difficulty passing urine liver, kidney or bladder problems,
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♪ ♪ back with "pop news." very, very happy and lucky to have rachel smith in here for the vacationing sara haines. how is it going? >> great. long time no see. great to be back. keeping this seat warm for y'all but let's see what is happening in "pop news" because we have some great stuff. i know, dan, you're looking forward to one of them. >> i know. >> first up, the residents of akron got a little taste of
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hollywood last night with lebron james bringing the premiere of the movie "trainwreck" to its hometown. the cleveland cavalier superstar is making his acting debut in the film. it stars amy schumer, bill hader and vanessa bayer, who all made a journey to the red carpet to mingle with king james' friends and family. >> how do you feel being a movie star? >> i ain't a movie star. i know my day job. >> can we expect -- >> maybe. if it fits right and right thing for myself, then i wouldn't mind. >> have you seen the movie? >> i haven't but i'm excited just like everybody else. >> so bashful there, lebron. "trainwreck" will come crashing into theaters nationwide july 17th. >> i love how he's modest about his acting skills, but he will unabashedly say i'm the best basketball player. >> i mean -- >> it's a fact too. >> it is a fact. >> not going to -- i don't know if i'm argue with that -- oh, yeah, he's undeniably the best. >> thank you. moving on, i don't want to get into hot water there. that's a sensitive topic.
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okay, moving on, fans of "walking dead" are going to be chilled to the bone for the first look at season 6. >> they always die. i'm going to. when you want to. >> oh, my gosh, i've already watched this twice. all of your favorite -- most of your favorite cast members made it out alive last season, but it doesn't mean you should not be worried this time around because this time around producers showed off this megatrailer at comic-con in san diego, very intense and from the looks of it there will be a big showdown between rick and morgan, oh, yeah. the series returns to amc with a 90-minute premiere october 11th. i am so counting down the days. >> it's a great show. it's scary. >> can you join it midway or -- >> you are going to want to start back from season one. >> yes. i envy that you could start back from season one. i still can't get my wife to watch it with me. >> seriously? i will make her a believer. >> i'm scared. >> yeah.
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my wife also thinks it's hans solo. >> oh, give it up, danimal. guys, let me ask you this, if there's something strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call? ♪ hello. >> melissa mccarthy. >> ding, ding, ding. the "ghostbusters" girls are all suited up and ready to take your call. here they are, they're all set. they're actually on set there. this is our very first look at all four gals together in costume in those famous jumpsuits, of course. those spooks, they better watch out because those ladies definitely look like they mean business. onlookers say the scene involved the ghostbusters receiving a ticket from a police officer. i guess those proton packs don't ward off the long arm of the law. when i was a kid, y'all, i was so obsessed with "ghostbusters," i would pretend like my backpack for school, that was my proton pack. >> yes. >> i'm sure it was. >> really got into it. >> these ghosts -- >> got it. >> that'll happen in the break. >> i ain't afraid of no ghosts. >> we'll be right back. >> we'll be right back.
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2273 are korean war veterans. the groundbreaking ceremony starts at 10:00. also happening today, an oakland teacher helping his community will culminate with a special ceremony. community activist williams recruited volunteers and with a generous donation built the only formal skate park of any kind. we are getting clues that stephan curry has given birth to a baby girl. he tweeted my wife is a champ. at the same time his sister tweeted so happy and retweeted her brother's tweet and sent out another tweet oakland bound. we will let you know when there is official confirmation. now the bay area forecast with layla. >> good morning and you can see hundreds of walkers for the 39th
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>> it's saturday july 11th. good morning and thanks for joining us. it is shaping up to be a nice day across the bay. let's look at the forecast. here's layla in for lisa. hie, layla. >> good morning, everyone. a splendid day today. here's a lock at the radar satellite. diminishing clouds under plenty of sunshine. a look at the sfo camera and the clouds are starring to dissolve and break up. blue skies for us and a mild start. looking at cooler temperatures in the inland areas and warmer near the coast. warm and sunny all weekend long but the 90s come back this week. >> thank you see

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