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good morning, america. breaking news for our viewers he in the west. a reporter and her cameraman you gunned down live on air. the shooter on the loose. schools in the area on lockdown the very latest as we come on the air in the west. breaking overnight, kicked out. donald trump takes on a top journalist over his immigration plan. >> excuse me. sit down. you weren't called. sit down. sit down. >> trump security removes him from the room. the heated exchange. we speak to the reporter this morning. happening now, storm warning. tropical storm erika churns in the atlantic taking aim at the florida coast. out west those wildfires wreaking havoc. smoke spreading across the country delaying flights and may even cancel a major college football game.
and, flipping out. a massive humpback whale weighing more than 80,000 pounds doing a backflip just feet from tourists. the incredibly rare jump caught on camera. ♪ jump and good morning to our viewers in the west. just a terrible situation unfolding right now in virginia. near roanoke. that reporter and cameraman killed on live tv. a third person shot. it was a routine interview before 7:00 a.m. this morning. >> it was a very fluid situation. as you said, the shooter still on the loose. new details coming in moment by moment. let's go to abc's pierre thomas who does have the latest. good morning, pierre. >> reporter: good morning. it's unthinkable. a tv reporter and her cameraman
fatally shot while people at home were watching. >> it started as a routine interview on television. then shots rang out. [ gunfire ] >> wdbj in roanoke reporting that the reporter, allison parker, 24 years aold was killed along her cameraman, adam ward. >> she was everything, brightened up every room and no matter what was going on, she was a positive return. >> reporter: those in the local tv station, couldn't believe what they were see egg, the franklin county area on lockdown. police checking reports for others injured. a manhunt for unidentified suspect armed with a handgun. >> and finding a suspect who murdered people in gold blood.
parker was the most radiant person it they've ever known. and now, all of virginia is stunned. >> thank you very much. pierre. joining us by web. our affiliate who used to work at that station. new adam and jay. first of all our condolences to you. such a horrible situation unfolding. what can you tell us about allison and adam? >> thanks, george. as pierre said, unthinkable. it's a very hard time in our news room this morning as it is for those across the country this morning. alison was vibrant. there's certainly people in my news room that know her better than i. i worked at wbbj, and new adam ward very well. both extremely good people. will be missed and i think it's been said, two journalists just trying to do a good job. unthinkable. >> it sure is. we've seen the tweets from chris
hurst who was alison parker's boyfriend, and they had been hoping to get married. >> yeah. i saw chris and alison at the ap awards in charlottesville about four, five weeks ago. chris is their lead male anchor at 6:00, a great gentlemen and young guy as adam and alison were. tough day. >> had there been any kind of warnings in the news rooms around there at all of any kind, any threats? >> none to my knowledge. certainly not in this news room. the thing about it is, you know how small market television works, george. we're only about an hour and a half removed from roanoke, we are kind of a pipeline. we know those folks down there. we've worked with them in one way or another. like i said, i woke up this morning, i my mother texted me saying what is going on. that's the first i heard about it and it hasn't stopped since.
>> we can only imagine how much fear in the entire region with the gunman on the loose. we know schools are locked down. what is going on around the a a area area. >> keep in mind, where the incident happen sd about two hours from our television station here. we're in harrisburg virginia where james madison university is, that's where alison went to school. >> okay, jay, our thoughts are with you this morning. thanks so much for joining us. >> it's one of those stories that you will remember where we were. sorry, we do have other phones on -- >> it's coming in from virginia right now. >> right. but everybody, when you hear about that, you can only imagine if you're watching live, you know, we have people who watch us live every morning, and it just takes your absolute breath away that something like that can happen. >> we'll stay on top of this all morning long. we're going to move on to
donald trump. he's face in iowa, facing off with top latino journalist. we'll speak to jorge row most but at first. tom llamas was in the room for the fireworks. good morning, tom. he was in the of room at the conference and jorge ramos sad up and asking tough question. some of us had heated exchanges with donald trump but nothing like this. >> reporter: overnight donald trump's news conference in iowa didn't go exactly as planned. >> i have the right to ask the question. >> go back to univision. >> no. >> reporter: trump tangling with jorge ramos, the univision anchor and host of fusion. >> sit down.
you weren't called. >> reporter: trump looks over at his staff, a bodyguard walks over and ushers ramos. >> don't touch me, sir. >> reporter: out of the news conference. watch what happens outside. a man wearing a suit in a trump sticker confronts ramos. >> get out of my country. get out. >> i'm a u.s. citizen too. >> well, whatever. >> reporter: back inside i asked trump about what just happened at the news conference. do you think you handled that situation correctly? >> i don't believe i've ever met him except he started creaming and i didn't escort him out. you'll have to talk to security. whoever security is escorted him out. certainly he wasn't chosen. just stands up and starts screaming so, you know, maybe he's at fault also. >> reporter: eventually ramos, who is mexican-american, is allowed back in. >> good to have you back. >> thank you very much. >> reporter: sparring about a plan to guild a wall between united states and mexico. >> how are you going to build a 1900-mile-long. >> easy. >> a waste of time and money. >> i don't believe that. >> reporter: this as trump faces
tough questions over his twitter feed monday firing off a series of negative late night tweets about fox news anchor and republican debate co-moderator megyn kelly criticizing her performance on her show and retweeting a comment calling her a bimbo. on tuesday, foxnews chairman, roger ailes, demanding an apology from trump. >> it's a very small element in my life, megyn kelly. i don't care about megyn kelly, but, you know, i would not apologize. she should probably apologize to me but i just don't care. >> reporter: now, we showed a photo to the trump campaign of that man that confronted ramos out side saying go back to your country. the trump campaign says that man is not a staffer or volunteer. they are not sure who he is. trump did speak to a very large very energetic crowd in dubuque and many supporters say the reason they love donald trump is because he's politically incorrect. george? >> he stirs up a lot of strong
feelings. thanks very much. the man of the moment, jorge ramos joins us right now and, jorge, you said in that piece you've never seen anything like this before but is it what you were expecting given the disputes between univision and mr. trump? >> no, what i would expect is that i can ask a question as a journalist because that's our responsibility and i would expect mr. trump to answer honestly about what he really wants to do because he hasn't given us the specifics and i saw your show on sunday and you pushed him on how he's going to deport 11 million undocumented immigrants and he didn't answer your question and didn't answer mine but i didn't expect to be thrown out of a press conference. never in my life and i've been a journalist more than 30 years. i've never been thrown out of a press conference. >> the tape shows mr. trump looked over to the security guard before the guard came over to you. do you think he was directing the security guard to take you out? >> it is very clear with his body language that he was giving orders and i did wait for my turn. you know how it is in those press conferences, two reporters before me ask a question and then i said i have a question on immigration.
he didn't say anything. i stood up. i started my question. he didn't like my question and when he didn't like my question he motioned so the one security guard would come where i was and then threw me out of the press conference. >> what did the guard say to you? what did they do and what happened back stage? >> i waited outside and then my other colleagues also confronted donald trump and somebody from his campaign came out of the room, told me if i wanted to come in and ask my question and i did. of course, i went -- i came all the way to do that. remember, i tried to have an interview with donald trump. he didn't allow me to have an interview. he published my cell phone. that's what i wanted to do. i came back and asked those questions. >> he eventually did take your questions. have you heard anything else from him or his team? >> no, i didn't hear anything new. he has to explain how he wants to deport 11 million people. can you imagine how is he going to do that? is he going to put people in stadiums? we have to denounce that he wants to deny citizenship to children being born here.
they're citizens just like his and it is impossible to build a 1900-mile wall between mexico and the united states, so that's the kind of questions that i was asking mr. trump and obviously he didn't give any -- >> you pressed him hard with those questions and have had tough things to say about mr. trump. on cnn you said he was the loudest voice of intolerance, division and hatred right now in america. how do you respond to some of your critics like sean spicer, the chief strategist of the rnc who says you're more advocate than journalist? >> what i would say is that as a journalist, you have to take a stand. i think the best journalism happens when you take a stand and when it comes to racism, discrimination, corruption, public lies, dictatorships of human rights as journalists, we are not only require but we are forced to take a stand. >> i think mr. trump will give you an interview now. >> he didn't want to before but right after the interview, he said, we'll talk so let's see if
he keeps his promise. i'm not sure. >> jorge ramos, thanks for your time this morning. >> thanks, george. a lot of people would watch that interview. >> i'm sure they would. now to the wild ride on wall street. markets overseas struggling to overcome fears of a global economic slowdown. after the dow closed down for the sixth straight day, losing another 200 points, the benchmark has plunged nearly 2,000 points since last week and abc's rebecca jarvis is back there at the new york stock exchange there on the floor for us this morning. good morning, rebecca. >> reporter: good morning, robin. as you can see, stocks have just opened. there's a lot of commotion on the trading floor. we're setting up for another volatile day. at this moment the stocks are up higher, up 400 points. anything can happen in the middle of the trading day. it monday, the stocks fell an unprecedented 1,000 points, in the early morning of trade.
down still 588 points yesterday at this stage in the game. it was looking like stocks would close higher and yet they ended up stumbling, tumbling, in those final moments of trade, down 200 points. i've been talking to the traders on the floor, they tell me, more volatility ahead. in particular the fear gauge, something they can actually track here at the new york stock exchange, fear is biggest thing happening so far. >> now to the fires out west. hundreds of firefighters joining the frontlines. the start of school delayed for many students. abc's kendis gibson is in washington and has the latest. good morning, kendis. >> reporter: robin, good morning. those wildfires raging out of control overnight destroying more properties and now fire crews fearing the dry, windy conditions that kicked back in this week could make the situation worse.
this morning, more than 25,000 firefighters in the u.s. are on the front lines battling 65 major wildfires raging in the west. and now help from overseas. crews from new zealand and australia joining the fight. >> oh, my god. >> one group of california firefighters capturing their frustrating fight against the flames the ground aglow with fire. washington's okanogan complex fire, the largest in the state's history scorching an area the size of los angeles in only a week. you can see the impact when you look at just one house. here it is before. and here after. >> we did increase our containment from yesterday. crews on the line continue to do an outstanding job. >> reporter: the smoke even visible from space. the pollution a potential health hazard. with officials issuing poor air quality warnings so far in at least four states. >> typically we don't like to go to the doctor but i was struggling to breathe. >> reporter: that smoke
grounding the all-important fire fighting air tankers for days. now the washington state football team considering the unusual move of either rescheduling its september 5th home opener or changing the venue entirely. they're worried the poor air quality could pose a health risk to the tens of thousands of fans. this is a sort of heavy-duty mask recommended for some residents of washington. george. >> well, you can't play football with that. thanks very much. we get the latest on that tropical storm churning in the caribbean. warnings issued for puerto rico and other islands. ginger tracking the path of erika. >> now with 40-mile-per-hour winds moving west at 18 miles per hour but running into some really unfavorable conditions so a lot of wind shear in the upper atmosphere that cuts at the tropical storm. either way we still have high confidence in it making it to puerto rico. that's why the tropical storm warning is in effect. but when you see a cone like this, pay attention to the cone, not the line because that is why, by day five we have a margin of error of 240 miles on either side so it has a lot of
opportunity to change in intensity and also in direction. so that's why you see that very high confidence close to puerto rico then it spreads out. we will be updating at it gets closer to the bahamas and florida. for now, again, no panic. >> thank you, ginger. thank you very much. amy has the top stories starting with an attack overnight. >> that's right, robin. the details are still coming in after a nato military base came under fire. men wearing afghan security uniforms killed two fate to service members. no official word on their nationalities but about half of all nato troops in afghanistan are americans. word that military officials at the pentagon are being investigated for allegedly overstating the progress being made in the fight against isis. "the new york times" reports the pentagon inspector general is looking into allegations that military officials altered intelligence assessments to sound more optimistic. in colorado a surprise in court as the mother of movie
theater shooter james holmes apologized for her son's rampage. she told the judge her son feels remorse but cannot express it because of his illness and he's being sentenced today to life in prison. and police looking for a man who was purposely crashing into people. well, espn has suspended curt schilling from its little league world series broadcast because of a controversial tweet the former star pitcher compared muslim extremists to nazis before deleting the post. two million pounds of bacon are being recalled because of health concerns. oscar mayer turkey bacon could spoil before the used by date. some illnesses are reported. the bacon was made between may and august. and finally, a once in a lifetime or in my case a never in a lifetime sight caught offer of canada. look at that. lucky tourists got to see it
perform a backflip and catch it on camera. to their delight, the whale breached about 30 times. experts say whales breach for several reasons including to knock off parasites and to communicate. the captain of the boat says they were turning around to leave because they didn't see anything when they heard a bang, so they waited just a moment and, boom, that's what they got. >> hello. >> hello. >> he did communicate. >> he did, all right. >> thank you for that. the thud that you heard was not caused by lara. >> thank you. >> for once it was not caused -- >> thank you, america. >> george did it. >> i apologize. >> i said to george quietly i'll take the blame because people would expect. >> so gracious. >> what did you do now, lara? >> okay, ginger, to the weather now. sorry about that. this weather in the east. >> north carolina with more than 2 inches of rain, elizabeth city, pictures you don't want to see cars covered. new hampshire, power lines down, a campground out too. with the severe storm.
good morning, i am meteorologist mike nicco with the forecast. we boeing to have high clouds and warm sunshine today, stars and warmer the next two nights and drizzle is possible saturday morning and that will bring in cooler conditions this weekend. today above average at 70s along the cost and san francisco and oakland and richmond and 80s elsewhere, and low-to-mid 90s east bay. tomorrow, the temperatures are four to six degrees warmer than today and by sunday, we are five or ten degrees
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good morning, america. right now breaking news for our viewers in the west. a reporter and cameraman in virginia killed while live on the air. a third person also shot. virginia's governor says the shooter may have been a disgruntled employee at the station. he's still on the loose. another fraternity in trouble for an appropriate sign. they've been suspended after hanging a banner about freshman girls, the third case in a week. a new study finds we are spending more time than ever in traffic. washington, d.c. tops the list of worst commutes, experts blame more jobs, cheaper gas for the congestion. >> anxious just looking at that traffic right there. good morning, america. a lot to get to including a hashtag that has a lot talked. it's called #laughingwhileblack. it was sparked by a group of win
kicked off a wine it train in napa valley supposedly for being too loud. they're speaking out about what really happened on that train. we'll have that in a bit. >> we will. we begin with the latest on that rape trial in new hampshire. the defense beginning its case this morning for the former student at the elite st. paul's school who was charged with sexually assaulting a younger female student. abc's gio benitez is in concord with the latest on this. good morning, gio. >> reporter: robin, good morning to you. today we may finally hear from owen labrie himself taking the stand to explain that encounter with a 15-year-old girl. law enforcement officers and experts taking the stand tuesday just as 19-year-old owen labrie prepares to take the stand in his own defense. he's accused of raping a 15-year-old schoolmate last year. the lead detective remembering when she reached him on the phone after the encounter. >> the thought of my phone call had made him cry or made him want to cry and then he said i just wept. >> reporter: the detective
saying labrie told her they had kissed and made the comment i should have stopped before. >> he continued talking and said that there was a lot of playfulness and contact back and forth and the word tease had been thrown around and he described a consensual encounter. >> reporter: but even though labrie who's pleaded not guilty denies ever having sex with the girl in that empty room of new hampshire's st. paul's school, the detective says he told her about wearing protection. >> he said after he put the condom on, it was a sobering moment and that he had a moment of self-restraint and stopping and then he called it a moment of divine inspiration. >> reporter: in a tense moment the defense challenging the detective on getting a then 18-year-old labrie to meet her without his mother present. >> detective, please that was
your goal, wasn't it? >> it was my goal but he made the decision. >> okay, just admit that was your goal. >> i object. >> reporter: meanwhile, expert witnesses testifying that labrie's dna was found on one of the girl's undergarments. >> to a reasonable degree of scientific certainty, owen labrie was the minor male contributor of the dna in that fraction of the cutting. >> reporter: the defense says it has four other witnesses standing by to testify, but we've learned this morning they may not use them at all. they are that confident in this case, robin. >> okay, gio, thanks. dan abrams is here with more. picking up on some things gio had in his report. we heard the witness, talking about dna evidence but there are inconsistencies about that. >> yeah. look. it seems clear that his dna was found on her underwear. remember, they started thises is a consensual encounter. no one disagrees with that part and so it's not that surprising that his dna would be found there. the question is, was the incriminating type of dna found there and that's where there's a
subject of debate. and that's a really important question although, look, his defense team could make arguments as to how else it might have gotten there but it's not conclusive evidence at this point, but, look, it's important. >> yeah, we heard from the lead detective. what kind of impact did her testimony -- >> i thought it was very powerful, in particular as she recounts the interview that she did with him, one of the things that i think rings the least true about what he said is that he starts thinking about her age and he says, oh, you know what, i ought not do this. you know, she's too young, et cetera. i mean, that seems to ring so hollow. this idea that he sought her out. he sends her a message to meet up with her, takes her up to this place, puts the blanket down on the floor and then has a moment of divine inspiration where he says, you know what, she's just too young and that i think is one of the most powerful arguments for the prosecution in this case.
>> if he takes the stand it's going to be up to the jury whether or not to believe him. >> he's going to have to explain that and he's going to have to seem credible. this case is going to come down to his credibility on the witness stand. >> all eyes still on him. thanks. >> thanks, guys. we move to a scary story out of iowa. a real estate agent's life threatened and her agency canceling all open houses and calling police after a terrifying phone call. abc's linzie davis has the details. >> reporter: this morning an iowa real estate agency on edge after one of its employees received a threatening call sunday. that stranger telling the agent her name was picked at random out of a hat as part of a gang initiation saying, quote, i'm looking at your business card right now and warning that great harm would be done to her later in the day. >> we don't know if it was a prank. we don't know if it was a very serious phone call. we just simply take it seriously. >> reporter: her company shut down all scheduled open houses that day pulling their agents off the street and requesting
increased police presence. this new threat just the most recent. one local broker saying safety has become a top priority after the murder of 27-year-old des moines real estate agent ashley okland four years ago. >> to get a phone call like that, it's a scary thing. for any agent, man or woman. >> reporter: in 2014 arkansas real estate agent beverly carter was found dead after showing a home to a stranger. and just this june, two different florida realtors robbed at gunpoint. >> i'm a realtor. i was showing homes and someone just robbed me. >> reporter: real estate agents like gina fierro on guard at all times. what kind of precautions do you take? >> i generally do not go in the same car. i have them follow me. and when i get to the house, i always make it a point of having them walk in front of me. >> reporter: always keeping her guard up even in an open house. for "good morning america," linsey davis, abc news, new york.
>> thanks, linsey, for that. to ginger. you got this big dust storm in arizona. >> yes, a second day because we were talking about this. this is a totally different one that moved across phoenix and winds inside up to 60 miles per hour. by the time the monsoon flow got to tucson, you have the power lines down, that bus stopped in the middle of the road there. and this, the spreading smoke. you saw in that piece, >> happy hump day. i am meteorologist mike nicco. check out the highs 72 at san francisco. low-to-mid 80s east bay and south bay and peninsula and north bay and mid-90s inland. tomorrow, it will be warmer in the seven-day forecast. choke out how g >> all that weather brought to you by samsung and a before and after fire, the exact same bridge you can see right there with the smoke. yeah, that's an intense picture because jan was saying, this is what we've been dealing with for
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no idea he was damaging his eyes while he slept and one day last month -- >> my wish was actually clouded over. i could not see out of it. >> reporter: now with a dangerous bacterial infection in his left eye that's damaging his cornea. his doctor says caused by his sleeping in his lenses. >> for about three weeks it was almost an eight-inch nail being driven into my eye literally there was to escaping looking at a light hurt. >> reporter: nearly 41 million americans wear contact lenses and in a recent study found more and 50% reported sleeping with their lenses in. >> 20,000 patients a year develop a pseudomonas infection. >> i had no idea something like this could happen. >> reporter: chad now has 20% vision in his left eye able to see light and color. while groschen might still need a cornea transplant chad's doctor says his condition could have been much worse. >> if it's left untreated, it can actually cause a person to completely lose the eye. >> reporter: to avoid infection
doctors say you should avoid wearing contact lenses in the shower or pool. change your lenses case every one to three months. use fresh solution and most importantly, take your contacts out before you go to sleep. >> the risk is over ten times greater in patients who sleep with their lenses. >> this morning chad so grateful he caught it in time. >> i feel very fortunate that i was able to get in here as soon as i did because i do believe they saved my eye. >> and remember, he was actually following the directions exactly but experts say even contacts marketed as overnight, they should be taken out before you sleep. the contact lens manufacturers association tells abc news that the risk of an eye infection because of a result of loss of vision, it's only four in 10,000 per year but those tips can make a difference. >> yeah, and still very scary. thank you so much, reena. coming up here, these women kicked off a napa valley wine train are speaking out this morning. what they say really happened on board.
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i'm going to keep my voice down. >> yes. >> not too loud back with that story going viral with the #laughingwhileblack. those women kicked off that napa wine train for being too load speaking out this morning and mara schiavocampo has their story for us. >> this has been such a traumatizing experience for us. >> reporter: this morning, the #laughingwhileblack taking off like a runaway train after these 11 women say they were booted off the napa valley wine train for doing just that. >> it was very humiliating. very degrading. >> reporter: it all started when this book club hopped aboard for some weekend winery fun. >> we made it, y'all. look at us. we're ready to get on the wine train. >> reporter: but they say they were asked to get off the train after a passenger complained. >> noise is going to come along with that. it's laughter, it's fun. >> we were paraded through with all the passengers looking at
us. >> reporter: even an 84-year-old member of their group escorted off. police standing by. >> when we got off the train, the police just standing there looking at us. >> yeah. >> like they -- >> these are the unruly people? >> reporter: they say their public humiliation was made worse when they saw the company's facebook post which has since been removed claiming the women had been verbally and physically abusive towards other guests and staff. >> that is absolutely untrue. we have never -- we never touched anybody. >> reporter: that's when the ladies started the now viral #laughingwhileblack. now the company is apologizing saying in a new statement we were 100% in the wrong. acknowledging that the facebook post was inaccurate and inviting them all back for a free ride. >> i just feel like they -- like we didn't matter. >> reporter: now the company says it put up that inaccurate facebook post in the first place in a rush to answer questions
about what happened. as for the police presence at the station, they were not questioned or detained. other passengers on that train have since spoken out and said they were treated unfairly. >> others said they were on that train and off in large groups. >> it's a wine train. you're going to get loud. >> you're on the train because you want to drink. and should be encouraged. >> a lot of times you get loud when you drink. >> not me. >> not me. >> i'm being quiet. coming up, "gma's" operation back to school brought to you by visionworks. find more than a pair of glasses, find a better you. visionworks. time to get your home ready falwith big labor day savings,. like 3 select cobble patio blocks for only $10. plus select shrubs or mulch 3 for $12. so hurry in today for fall's best deals at lowe's.
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is making over your car to the watermelon ninja. >> not all the way through, just halfway. >> we're hacking your life as we say this morning -- >> all: good morning, america. what a wonderful crowd joining us here on this wednesday morning, and that's one of our viewers. has a great nickname. a solution to a common problem. he's called the watermelon ninja. we're going to show you why he has that nickname right ahead. >> he's showing us right now. he can solve that problem. >> wait till you see the end result, wow. >> okay. >> we have some incredibly easy hacks helping you save time and save some money. >> you know, some really interesting stuff, i don't know if you saw this, but it says that sarcasm could be the key to success. >> oh, really? that was my attempt at it. >> it kind of worked. we saw the viewers came in right
there. right there. we're going to show how you can use it for the best results in a little bit. but right now, let's go to amy with the morning rundown. good morning. we begin with the breaking news out of virginia. the search intensifying right now for a shooter that killed a news reporter and cameraman on live television this morning. they were covering a feature story conducting this interview when six shots were fired. moments ago the police are pursuing the shooter on a local highway. pierre thomas is there with the latest. pier pierre? >> reporter: the community is stunned. the governor says there's a high speed chase for the suspect on interstate 64. this after a unid identified gunman killed alison parker and her cameraman adam ward. schools are on lockdown. and authorities believe the
shooter was someone fired at the station, that this was a disgruntled employee. >> right now, the shooting appears to be isolated and targeted. however, it has had a clear response nationally on law enforcement. >> reporter: yes, it has. the nypd is stepping up security at tv stations at the city but this is looking more and more like an isolated event. >> all right. pierre thomas thank you. we'll be following developments on abc news. in other news the dow opened higher. investors taking advantage of lower stock prices in the wake of six days of losses. china's interest rate may not be enough to boost its economy. and donald trump is taking on the top latino journalist in the nation. jorge ramos was thrown out of a news conference in iowa after questioning trump about his immigration reform proposals.
trump says ramos was, quote, raving like a madman. ramos told george this morning that trump clearly gave the orders to have him removed before finally allowing him back in to resume his questions. well, it could be another roller coaster ride on wall street. overnight european stocks fell and wildfires, could be increasing. those winds have already proceed. fire masterses expected in the area to join the fire fight. we'll have the latest in ginger's forecast coming up in just a bit. finally a fish tale. one neighborhood tried for years to get a huge hole in the street fixed but not a nibble from the city. the utility project was one that got away from city officials, so neighbors made the best of it. they stocked the sinkhole with fish. they got out their poles and they went fishing. the story really hooked local tv
stations. soon everyone was sharing this fish tale. yes. and then the hole after all that attention, the city finally took action on tuesday fixing the sinkhole. >> i think that was five -- >> yes. it was fin-tastic. >> an example of sarcasm bringing success. >> well done. >> our work is done here people. have a good day. >> except we do have a lot more ahead this hour. we have the reality family show in a very public battle. family members now taking sides over the duggar scandal. our life hack team getting ready. the simple solution to a common problem that's about to make your life a whole lot easier. come on back.
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now "people" magazine revealing more family secrets. jesse palmer, he's got the latest for us. good morning, jesse. >> good morning, robin. that's right. anna duggar's siblings are begging her to leave her cheating husband. her brother even going off on josh on facebook. but sources are now telling "people" magazine that she has cut off all communication with her extended family. >> this is unbelievable. >> reporter: on the recently canceled "19 kids and counting" anna is the family-loving vivacious outgoing mother and wife. ♪ i will be loyal to you >> but behind closed doors devastating family secrets. earlier this year her husband since 2008 and father of her four children josh duggar apologized for being unfaithful and now according to "people" magazine, anna's family is stepping if and taking sides. anna's brother daniel took to facebook and said he wants that pig josh out of his family and the siblings actually reached out to her and said they would fly her back to florida if she would leave her husband.
>> reporter: "people" magazine sharing this post from daniel "i told her i would go get her and let her and her children stay with me. she said she's staying where she's at but i don't trying to get that pig out of our family. >> as siblings may be angry but her parents want her to work it out and think a woman should listen to her husband and that they should work it out as a family. >> she's not angry and thinks it's ungodly for a woman to show anger and trying to be an understanding wife. >> reporter: a family divided. a lifetime of secrets exposed. earlier this year, news breaking that duggar had molested some of his sisters and just last week, apologies for cheating on his wife after being outed as a paying member of ashley madison. >> secrets can tear a family apart because family structure is based on trust. when you find someone's been
distrustful you can undermine that. >> reporter: while their show may be canceled, their family drama seems to continue in the limelight. >> and the latest issue of "people" magazine hits the stand on friday. >> all right, thank you. now to our series "baby boom" taking a closer look at the most common reason for infertility affecting 5 million women in the u.s. the cause is unknown but new research is raising hopes one day there will be a cure for all of those women having trouble getting pregnant. abc's deborah roberts has our story. >> reporter: it's a mysterious disease and one of the leading causes of infertility in american women. called polycystic ovary syndrome or pcos it can be difficult to diagnose let alone treat. >> it's a disorder that is shockingly underdiagnosed. that's because of lack of awareness in the medical community. >> reporter: symptoms include irregular periods. excess hair on the face, weight gain and diabetes. caused in part by high levels of testosterone.
now new hope for those who suffer. an excitie genomic discovery. >> we found genes that suggest that maybe the cause is the pituitariary hormones that regulate ovulation as well as the receptors for those hormones in the ovary. >> reporter: clues that will hopefully lead to a cure for women like gale donnelly. >> you think you're going crazy but really it's the hormones are going crazy and you're okay. >> reporter: she's been struggling with pcos for 20 years, a thin woman until age 27 when she suddenly gained 50 pounds in just six months. >> it was a huge surprise. i knew something was going wrong. i knew it and i kept going to doctors. >> reporter: it took ten years and two surgeries before a new doctor finally figured out gale had pcos and when she wanted a baby she had trouble getting pregnant. >> we actually had to go through doctors and levels and two rounds of ivf before we had our first one.
>> reporter: but hers is a success story. gale's health is under control and with a little help from a fertility doctor, she has a family and has an important piece of advice for others. >> don't give up. just don't give up. >> reporter: for "good morning america," deborah roberts, abc news, new york. >> we do love that advice, don't give up. here to help with that is dr. jennifer ashton. this new research may be giving a glimpse into what is going on inside people with pcos. can you explain that? >> yeah, we call this in medicine especially in ob/gyn the most common but least well understood hormonal condition affecting women so this is major. the way i describe it to patients is, think of your hormones as instead of whispering their communication, shouting it with a bull horn and let me show you what i mean by that. normally in a normal reproductive woman two signals, from the brain, two main hormones, hl and fsh that talk
to the ovaries, they stimulate to the ovaries to produce systematically, one egg at a time and also produce estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. in pcos you still have the signals but it's being communicated with a bull horn so you have an imbalance. more lh. less fhs. when that hits the ovaries you have an overactivity and a lot of follicles and eggs being produced and then an impal, more estrogen, more male sex hormones, including testosterone, and this can be a huge problem. >> delicate balance. talk to us about signs and simms. >> let's start with things we might be able to see. if you look at an ovary, this is an actual ultrasound. in pcos you see a string of pearls appearance. you see the eggs lined up along the outside of the ovary, but they don't get released. then if you look at the woman head to toe, we can see things starting like male pattern baldness, thinning hair, facial
acne, acne on the back and chest in a woman is usualally hormonal. it's not due to sweat or overexercise and we have to remember with pcos part of it is reproductive and it affects the pancreas, increase insulin resistance and irregular periods and irregular ovulation can be a big problem for a woman trying to conceive. >> absolutely. okay, so no cure known but there are ways that we can treat this. >> there's a mention new of treatment options and probably the biggest three that we talk about, if you're not trying to get pregnant the gold standard is a low dose birth control pill that regulates these hormone levels. brings the testosterone down. for women trying to get pregnant, all the talk in the specialty about is letrozole, off label, but very effective. metformin and clomid. and diet tear behavior can be key. >> and dietary behavior? any tips there? losing 5% of body weight while it's hard can make a big difference. this is a very hard condition to treat. >> a lot of people affected by it. we know you have questions.
dr. ashton will take them throughout the morning. all you need to do is just tweet her @drjashton. george, let's go over to you. new research finds a link between sarcasm and creativity. a study we first saw trending in "wall street journal" and our wise guy nick watt has the details. >> reporter: scientists now say that watching "modern family" will actually make you more creative, smarter, why? >> i wasn't the greatest husband the first time around but i'm trying to do better this time and maybe by my third marriage i'll have it down pat. yeah, that one is going to cost me. >> reporter: it's that sarcasm. >> we discovered when people get exposed to sarcasm either by expressing it or receiving it they actually become more creative. >> i'm sorry my fugitive timetable doesn't coincide with your social calendar. >> reporter: that snarky lied
led to a book just published and a weird conclusion. people shown sarcastic cartoons then perform better on classic cognitive performance tests than those who haven't seen the snarky stuff. >> to understand sarcasm required you in that moment to think flexibly, and that flexibility of thought allows you to continue, at least for some period of time, to think in a more flexible way which is really the foundation of creativity. >> reporter: researchers also advise that expressing sarcasm works well with friends. >> nice pant, nick. >> reporter: yeah, yeah, very funny. >> reporter: not so well with strangers. >> nice bum. right now, she's temporarily smarter, and so am i. professor, this is very important research for mankind. >> i don't even take that comment sarcastically. i'll take it sincerely. >> reporter: nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> how did we know nick would do this report. >> had so much fun with it. that's great. let's go outside to ginger. >> oh, good morning. look at this crowd. look at all these folks out here.
i love summertime but it's feeling chillier in new york city. not in california, flash flood watch, palm springs up through parts of riverside and san bernardino counties, in the mountains, but also, heating up. look at some of the numbers. highs, 95 for burbank. look at those numbers this morning in the 50s all the way back to chicago. lexington, kentucky, nashville, i saw a funny post from their facebook and they said, you know what, this is not normal summer and, no, it is not late august. good morning, i am meteorologist mike nicco with the forecast. we boeing to have high clouds and warm sunshine today, stars and warmer the next two nights and drizzle is possible saturday morning and that will bring in cooler conditions this weekend. today above average at 70s along the cost and san francisco and oakland and richmond and 80s elsewhere, and low-to-mid 90s east bay. tomorrow, the temperatures are four to six degrees warmer than today and by sunday, we are five or ten degrees
>> hey, lara, i bet you didn't know that the tomato capital of canada is leamington, ontario and now you know. >> most southern point of canada. by the way. you're welcome, america. you're welcome. >> you are just a font of knowledge. thank you, jesse. we have knowledge for you in "pop news" this morning. this has been the story that's topping headlines on our website and others. a new view at "the view" sort of. candace cameron bure and a member of our own "gma" family, paula faris. joining the show for the new season and a very familiar face and beloved face at that is coming back. joy behar is, of course, one of the original co-hosts. she's returning to the hit series. she helped lead for 16 years. >> wow. >> guy, it's a "pop news" pop in on the phone right now, hello, joy. >> hi. hi, how are you girls and boys?
>> so what made you decide to come back? >> let's see. well, you know, i spent two years where i didn't ever have to think about kim kardashian or the duggars. and it was really kind of nice, you know. but i remembered what you're showing, president obama and i remembered all the wonderful things and i thought let me go back and try to have some more fun this year and that's why i'm back. >> i loved that you said your husband was getting sick of applauding every time you said something funny. >> every single time i gave my opinion, he got up and clapped. so i said, this has got to stop. >> we're excited to see him again too. let me ask what are you most looking forward to as you head into season 17? >> well, you know, i want to stick my two cents in. that's my main goal in life. by the way, are the women topless at this hour out there also? i hear -- >> always.
>> to be clear, i think you girls should go topless. look at the pictures you're showing. i can just see the screen. i had so much fun on that show i can't believe it. >> what we love about you, joy. you're all over the map. it's all great. it's all funny, though. >> are there many stories that you're just champing at the bit to get to, to tackle? >> yes, there are -- well, look, what's going on with donald trump right now, you know, and you just talked about the duggars and how it's not a very good idea, it's not godly for a woman to be angry. i think i'm going to show that it is godly for a woman to be angry. >> joy, you're ascending to donald trump's power. you get to phone in for your interviews this morning. >> i know. isn't that amazing? i love that. well, i'm in the country right now. i'm not even in the city. i'm not ready for the urban life yet. >> well, get ready. we need you. >> welcome back. >> yeah, welcome back. >> so happy to be back. i look forward to seeing all of you also. thanks so much. >> thank you, joy. enjoy your day in the country. hey, also in "pop news" this
morning, ever consider buying your own private island? but then worry that, oh, i'm stuck now wherever that island might be. well, now no worry, christie's is selling and this is real, guys, portable, private islands. >> what? >> you can buy your own floating shangri-la and choose between a tropical island look or a romantic getaway or urban chic model for the eco conscious. each island is free from environmental impact. safe from rising sea levels and creates an underwater habitat for endangered sea life and the company has deals in place for the maldives, dubai and miami right here -- >> what? how much, how much? >> there is no price posted. >> priceless. if you have to ask -- >> yes. >> i had to ask. >> that's true. >> i know "pop news" is a follow-up free zone. >> it is a follow-up free zone. >> thank you very much. >> how are they portable?
>> because you can float them. if you're sick of the maldives, you can float to miami. >> you probably just anchor it. >> george is starting to ask because he's thinking about putting one in -- >> ali's birthday. ali! >> in the hudson. >> prime real estate. >> on the side. >> we could be neighbors. >> my last line, i couldn't top you in news but my last line was that i don't know the price but it will coast you a boatload. >> bah-dum-bum. >> you've been on fire all week. >> amy really nailed it today. >> the pun war. >> the pun war is on. okay, then finally if you've been working like a dog nothing is more relaxing than a nice soak in a hot tub. this guy agrees. >> oh, no. >> oh. >> this is real. >> you got to find the sweet spot. >> oh. that looks good. >> he's happy. >> he love the jets on his aching back and well he should. it's national dog day. >> it is.
>> so to all your furry friends who give us so much love -- he's making die dinosaur noises and getting the special spot with the jet. >> right there. right there. right there. >> i can watch cozy for hours. certainly you can too right here on "gma." >> thank you, lara. that was especially fun today. >> thank you, george. we'll explain the term hack that will help you save time and money when we come back.
good morning, i'm kristen sze. we have developing news. rescue drama now focuses on saving two dogs in daily city. here's a look a short time ago of a dog struggling on a cliff. animal control is trying to figure out a way to safely reach that dog. earlier a coast guard helicopter hoisted the woman who was walking the dog to safety. she fell down a cliff at 1:00 this morning. the woman spent hours waiting to be rescued. an update on the morning commute. >> we're going to be taking you right over to byron area. we have a cig alert. this is an overturned big rig. it is blocking all lanes right now. it is overturned on its side and fully loaded as well. so we have cargo on board that
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there's more heat in tomorrow's forecast. we'll break that heat friday and be be ♪ i want to put on my boogie shoes ♪ >> american ballet theatre's first african-american principal ballerina and one of "time's" most influential people and add broadway star to her resume. >> we saw you last night. how was it. >> it was great to be there on stage and hand her the bouquet. she was spectacular. she's only had about five rehearsals. you could not tell at all. the kid is a natural. i'm just so eager to see what she's going to continue to do but it was a beautiful presentation and i'm just very, very happy for her. >> yeah. >> can you see i put my gum in -- >> i do that too. >> right there, yeah. >> but at least -- >> that's awesome.
>> took it out before i gave her the flowers. >> congratulations and great to see it. we do have a lot more ahead. what if there was an app that could help stop cyberbullying. one teen has created one. we'll meet her coming up. >> looking forward to that. plus the latest in what may be the strangest fashion trend yet. yeah, you're looking at that. rompers for men. we're told more and more guys are trying it. we're going to see what you think just ahead, george. >> me? >> that is underneath. the romper is on underneath. every single day but i'll move on. we got to kick it up with a brand-new series called "there's a hack for that." you may have heard that term hack that came out and a lot of kid use it. it's for simple creative solutions to everyday problems. sara haines our resident expert because you're a lot younger than all of us. >> i'm a rest depth expert at something. if you have a good life app there's something i can't get
enough. our own shortcuts to make our lives easier. so we've got three superstars in our first edition starting in number three, holly homer has an incredible blog fulled of fun activities for kids plus she's a mom of three which makes her a resident expert so take a look at her solution to a car catastrophe. >> this time of year i find myself carpooling kis all over the place which means sticky cupholders. some of them have melted crayons in them so this technique stops that mess before it starts. a jumbo silicone cupcake liner is the perfect size for a cup holder. when it gets messy throw it into the dishwasher. clean car, happy mom. >> i love that solution. >> sticky stuff gets this there. >> yes. >> you don't want to know what it once was. >> your change is all tuck to the bottom of it. >> yeah. >> someone is digging it out, it's going to be mom. you know dad is not stepping up. coming in at number two, jesse
cake jobs from texas with a revolutionary way to handle a common baking disaster. >> nothing drives a person crazy like chasing after a broken egg shell. a simple solution will help you retrieve it with ease. first make sure your finger is clean. now the egg shell will be attracted to the polar water molecules on your finger and it's as simple as that. >> wow, a little science in there, ginger, i'm sure you like that. >> you're always playing chase the shell game. he plays the shell game in the beginning of the video and goes on forever but can you believe it attracts it like that? >> who knew. >> except ginger. number one, a hack so exciting we had to fly him in. please welcome james igani. aka the watermelon ninja for -- he's got a cool slicing technique you'll show us. >> well, thank you for the invite but i came up with --
with this technique because i eat a lot of watermelon about one or two a day and i just wanted to find a quick way to cut it so what i do, i cut the watermelon in half then i make two or three slices depending on the height of the half on the side. go halfway in like this and this way and then i go all the way -- separate the rind from the flesh -- >> from the good stuff. >> yeah. and then right here then you can go ahead and slice it. do slys maybe half an inch apart. going lengthways. >> all the way down, right? >> all the way down, yeah. >> and then we'll do -- >> sideways. >> you guys see what's happening here. this is pretty cool. thank you, fonzi for that.
okay. oops, sorry. i'm trying to go quick because i know -- no one ever lets me handle a knife. thank you. okay. >> put the knife down and you want to help me dump it in the bowl. >> ready. >> this way. this way it'll just -- >> that's really great. >> that's awesome. watermelon anyone. >> that's so great. whoa, great. >> there you have it, everybody. the watermelon ninja. thank you so much for copping all the way here. >> thank you. >> thanks. >> great idea. >> as i finish chewing this watermelon. if you think there's something that there is a hack for that, share it with #gmalifehacks. might get to show america. >> ready to learn more? >> good because it's time for "ask zee" comes from an inquisitive fourth grader.
>> hi, america, my name is cl r claris clarissa. i live in tennessee. what's the difference between a tornado and a dust devil? >> great kick and here's the answer, tornadoes and dust devils very different. tornadoes are attached to a thunderstorm and can do a lot more damage. dust devils relatively weak and not attached to a thunderstorm so watch this. a tornado needs heat and moisture, lift and wind shear or changing wind with direction and speed with height. a dust devil forms in hot and dry environments. usually with calm blue skies. you can see right there in the video. that's how they're so dramatically different. we want you to post your questions on our facebook. clarissa, thank you for yours. use thele # askzeegma. has to be video too. >> before -- how cute does she look today? we were just saying -- >> we were just saying. >> i'm so lucky because this is actually not maternity. it's the fall style.
>> it's beautiful. >> beautiful. >> you just get prettier and prettier. >> happy hump day. i am meteorologist mike nicco. check out the highs 72 at san francisco. low-to-mid 80s east bay and south bay and peninsula and north bay and mid-90s inland. tomorrow, it will be warmer in the seven-day forecast. choke out how c >> all that weather brought to you by yoplait. >> i was just calling -- get over here, amy. i know you love a romper. that's what we were talking about right now. it's time to yahoo! your day and talking, yes, jumpsuit force men. apparently a '70s fashion trend i had never heard of and making a comeback in ways you never imagined. abc's abbie boudreau has more. ♪ yahoo >> reporter: it's an instagram fashion trend ripped from the runway. jumpsuits for men. some calling them so chic and
awesome. even bravo's andy cohen loving his one piece. >> thanks, guys. >> reporter: jonathan cow designer of mr. turk says the jumpsuit is one of his best sellers. how does it feel. >> it's great. feels comfortable. >> i did think people would wear them. everything didn't think so but they do. >> reporter: no longer for mechanics, beekeepers or race car driver, this '70s inspired look may be inspiring the mod n modern-day man. >> if you can look great and have it be simple that is great. >> reporter: from the classic khaki. what do you wear under that to the poolside romper set and this elvis presley inspired number. we asked anthony to ditch his everyday clothes with this jumpsuit and ask for reaction. >> no. >> no. >> i'm more of a loose clothes kind of guy. >> i think it's awesome. i really like it. i bet he'll look good in one. >> if you have a bigger size.
>> reporter: is this instagram pic a hit or -- >> i do not think it looks good on a guy. >> reporter: joe zee telling men not to jump in. >> would you want the man in your life to wear this. >> that is a good question. that is a good question. anyway -- >> some things are better off for the ladies. skow says he'd rather leave it to the guys to decide. you're having fun with it. >> it's fashion. it's fun. that's the whole point of fashion. >> reporter: for "good morning america," abbie boudreau, abc news, los angeles. >> from our audience. >> survey says -- 0%. >> like the only time it's not good to see a man in uniform. >> nah. there are those that can pull it off? fashion is fun. do what you want. just let you know what the trends are. coming up, could be the end
an app developed by an impressive teenager that aims to stop the bullying before it even starts. alex perez has that story. >> reporter: for teen tech whiz trisha, being a high school science nerd is actually kind of cool. she's traveled the world sharing her ideas even a headliner at ted talks about the problem of cyberbullying. >> i'm passionate to stop it at the source before the damage is done. >> reporter: but now she's got an app for that. over the past two years the problem has been developing rethink. an app to make cyberbullies think twice before sending a hurtful text. >> it's able to detect when someone posts something offensive and alert that person and go, whoa. hold on. are you really sure you want to post that message? >> reporter: the alert, a pop-up window on the screen. >> we're giving them a chance to rethink their position at which point they can either hit, you know, clear, maybe i do want to
think about this or they can go ahead and decide that they want to post the message. >> reporter: the app built with a growing database of trigger words and phrases that could be offensive and the sophisticated program is intuitive. >> rethink is able to understand the difference between i hate chicago's weather an i hate you because those are two different scenarios. >> reporter: her parents are both in computer science and started coding at age 10. the idea for rethink was born when she learned about 12-year-old rebecca sedgwick who committed suicide after being cyberbullied by two classmates. it led her to studies on the brain and the part that regulates impulse control is not fully developed in teenagers. >> the adolescent brain is like a car with no brakes so we don't think about what we're doing when we post something. >> reporter: pradahu tested it on 300 students with eye-opening results when the teenager gets an alert from rethink. >> the overall willingness to
post an offensivemessage drops from 71% to 4%. >> reporter: the research winning her a coveted spot as a google science fair finalist. >> i think anything we can do to reinforce the bullies to check themselves and victims to possibly not be a victim we're moving forward. >> reporter: pradahu has no plans to profit from it. she says the app which is already available for android users will release an ios version in the next few weeks. for "good morning america," alex perez abc news, chicago. >> wow. >> i'm telling you and i was just told up in the control room when using this app, teens, 93% will not then send that offensive tweet or message. 93% will change their find because of the app and they have a chance to think, rethink. >> time to get it. >> yeah, that's -- we can all use it. >> yes. >> we could all use it.
♪ a, b, c time for "operation back to school" and this morning we are all about lunch. our friend and chef alex guarnaschelli is here with the recipe for success and we have some aspiring chefs already whipping up some school lunches right here. meals they'll put into their lunch boxes in just a bit and before we talk about their creation, get to work, go ahead. tell me, you know, parents i know i'm always trying to get my kids to eat healthy. you have a funny story about how you got your daughter to eat broccoli. >> i love this idea. daughter of a chef. my daughter is supposed to immediately wake up and eat a scoop of caviar that doesn't happen. broccoli, i tried to make her
fall in love with it. i made her eat it 16 times. for the first 15 i ate it and we had the western stare-down and the 16th she said you eat this so much it must be good. i went in the other room and, yeah, cool. i was like, yes! and i came out and said are we going to have broccoli now. she doesn't eat it as a chocolate bar but she eats it. keep the faith. chat it out, take a walk. you know, pray that something is going to change but if your kid is a pick eay eater just keep introducing it. >> sasha is making her lunch and, sasha, tell me what you're doing. what you're making. >> i have a -- some flour butter and jelly sandwich. for my dessert i have the rice
krispie treat and with dried fruit in it. >> i'm eating it. lara had something also. it's wonderful. >> so this lunch is thematically you're building independent choices. all kinds of jelly and sunflower butter to avoid the nut allergy. and then the rice krispie treats are sweet -- >> they're so good. >> with the dried fruit in them if you use the same portion it's the same amount of sugar as fresh fruit and feels naughty even though it's not which i like? a little naughty and nice? we're not going to have steamed egg whites for the kids. >> and it's going to have them make it and get involved. i see she's putting hummus in there, as well. >> well, i've got a stir fry with chicken and vegetables. i have two fruit bars and i also have some water. >> i love that you gave yourself two fruit bars. not just one. >> i was hungry. >> i get it. one on the way to school.
don't you eat your lunch sometimes before you go to lunch. i eat my lunch by 10:00 a.m. this is about being budget friendly. you make dinner and the leftovers become lunch. buy less at the store and stretch it more. my often gave me my dinner for lunch and hummus and vegetables. great way to pack the compartments and have an interactive lunch and your friends say what do you got in there. and you say nothing, just my lunch. >> you got to be the one that everyone wants to tale from. >> violet. what do you have? >> i'm making a wrap with cheese, turkey and lettuce. and i like wraps more than sandwiches because it has more flavor. >> really nice and you can cut them up and make them into cool little things. >> i love that you'll be in the cafeteria advocating your lunch. this is why i have a wrap. buying a lot of cold cuts and garnishing and making the wraps or a couple, it's more efficient
and gets the job done. homemade pumpkin bars. if you don't want to make something homemade you could throw an apple in your lunch. some days we cook more and some days we cook less. >> exactly. did you take one or two? >> i just took one. >> we'll give you one. >> do you want a pumpkin bar plus your two bars. >> yeah. >> you seem like that kind. a food lover. >> i want to ang alex and all of our kids. i hope everyone is inspired to make their own lunches. you can get more tips on our website and see alex on the food network's "chopped teen tournament" on wednesdays. this is so good. "gma's" operation back to school brought to you by visionworks. find more than a pair of glasses. find a [female announcer] when you see this truck...
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good morning, i'm kristen sze. still gray over here. let's check in with meteorologist mike nicco. >> a lot of sunshine everywhere else. we're going to see a lot of sunshine and have above average temperatures. we'll have 70s along the coast. low 70s in richmond and oakland. 80s elsewhere. we'll have low to mid-90s. going to the game this evening, it will be mostly sunny. 67 dropping down to 63. we'll all fall into the 60s tonight. warmer than this morning. mid- to upper 50s in the valley. the heat peaks tomorrow but 10 to 15 degrees cooler. >> just outside our view on the gold. en gate bridge, we have a hit-and-run. they have gotten cars over to the shoulder. right now traffic is pretty heavy coming in. as we take you further to the south, southbound side of highway 101 we have an accident
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