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good morning, america. happening now -- hurricanes and heat. powerful storms churning on both sides of the country. florida on alert for flooding erika's aftermath, as cities from chicago to new york brace for a scorching heat wave. trump towering. surging in the polls and taking aim at a new target. >> she's married to a guy who is psychologically disturbed. i think it is a very fair statement. >> he's opening up against one of hillary clinton's closest advisers as her lead shrinks. an abc news exclusive. hulk hogan opening up for the first time after being fired from the wwe. slammed for the racist remarks caught on tape. >> are you a racist?
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and no more bad blood. nicki minaj buried the hatchet with taylor swift. and comes out swinging with miley cyrus. kanye west drops a bombshell. >> i have decided in 2020 to run for president. >> and what moved justin bieber to tears? we're behind the scenes with all of the moments everyone is talking about this morning. the and good morning, america. happy monday. boy, those vmas are a game of can you top this? kanye running for president. nicki minaj, she and taylor are okay. but things opened up with miley cyrus. >> things got heated. over some comments that miley made. we're going to get into that. jesse will get into that later. >> lots of action. first, we want to get to the heat. the wild weather. the heat wave moving east. three hurricanes churning at the same time. ginger zee has what you need to know.
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good morning, ginger. "p" good morning. pacific to atlanta, we want to track the storms. we want to wrap up that storm on erika. there was flash flooding over the weekend. two to five inches in florida. there's flash flood warnings, cars underwater reportedly in charleston. most of these expire tonight. then we go to the pacific. you have to see this picture. this picture from inside the eye of ignacio in the pacific. when it was a category 4. still three major hurricanes churning in the pacific. ignacio, the closest to land. there, close to hawaii but it looks like it's going to skirt it. so, the biggest threat is high surf. we're talking really high surf. waves 10, 20 feet plus. you have to take extra care. finally, the heat. it is pushing eastward. now more than 90s for an extended period of time from chicago to new york. that will define, as we start september, a real heat wave. george and lara? okay, ginger, thanks very much. the race for president now. "your voice, your vote."
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a new poll showing a tight race for democrats in iowa. hillary clinton's lowest numbers yet. while donald trump keeps up the heat on clinton, going after one of her closest aides. jon karl is covering the race. good morning, jon. >> reporter: this presidential race is defying all expectations. while donald trump and ben carson are trouncing all republicans, hillary clinton suddenly looks beatable in iowa. for hillary clinton, troubling signs of deja vu all over again. danger looming in iowa. the state that led to the downfall of her last presidential campaign when she lost to barack obama nearly eight years ago. now, shocking numbers in the latest iowa poll. 37% of democrats pick hillary, barely ahead of bernie sanders. her support tanking 20 percentage points since may. sanders, a self-described socialist from vermont with a thick brooklyn accent, doesn't
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look like the next obama. he's already ahead in new hampshire. >> this is not anti-hillary clinton. this is pro-bernie sanders and pro a message that says enough is enough. >> reporter: even joe biden, not yet in the race, draws 14%. the vp dropped by a jamboree of democrats in his home state over the weekend. with his decision on a possible run expected in the coming weeks. >> it's good to be home. >> reporter: among republicans in iowa, donald trump is still on top. now his latest target for a personal attack, hillary clinton's closest aide, huma abedin, who is married to anthony wiener, the congressman who resigned in a twitter sexting scandal. >> she's married to a guy who is obviously psychologically disturbed. i think it is a i very fair statement. >> reporter: trump went on to say she is a security risk if she shared classified clinton e-mails with her husband. the clinton camp called trump's attacks disgraceful. the real story in iowa may be neurosurgeon ben carson. who has never run for office
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before. look at the poll. just five points behind donald trump. way ahead of all the other republicans, including scott walker, a former frontrunner in iowa. and jeb bush barely registering. >> you look at those results combined with sander, all of the energy in iowa with the outsiders. >> reporter: all the energy with the outsiders. trump and carson never having won. the other interesting factor, is the most popular republican in the race, the one viewed most favorably, is ben carson. switching gears to a dangerous situation at the airport. the wings of two southwest airlines planes clipping each other at the gate of oakland international airport last night. david kerley has the details. good morning, david. >> reporter: imagine your jet pulling away from the gate and all of a sudden, a collision and the crunching sound of metal on metal. it happened in oakland. the second time in a little more than two months that two southwest jets have clipped wings. there appears to be damage to
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one of the winglet clips. of one of these aircraft. no one was hurt. that jet was pushed back to the gate. both aircraft taken out of service to be checked. it was just back in mid june in burbank two other southwest jets clipped wings. not only does this cause inconvenience and delays, it can be costly. >> glad to hear that the passengers were able to get out. now the killing of a texas sheriff's deputy shot execution-style at a gas station while filling up his patrol car. a charge that does carry the death penalty. matt gutman with the latest. >> reporter: that suspect facing the death penalty. expected to enter a plea in a couple of hours. over the weekend, a massive a police dragnet over the weekend took little time to find its suspected cop killer. but what is still missing is a motive. they're calling it an
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assassination. >> this is a cold-blooded execution. >> reporter: police say the 30-year-old suspect, seen here on surveillance cameras minutes before the shooting, crept up behind deputy darren goforth and blasted away as he refuelled his cruiser at a texas gas station. eyewitnesses saying shannon miles kept firing after goforth was down. miles faces capital murder charges. he's expected to be arraigned in houston this morning. the 47-year-old deputy and father of two who died at the scene remembered for his decade of service with the sheriff's office, and his loyalty to his family. >> he was a good man. a family man. >> reporter: late sunday, hundreds marched to mourn him. the killing triggering an emotional response from local law enforcement. with sheriff ron hickman linking the attack to the many protests around the country over the treatment of african-americans by police. >> we have heard black lives matter. all lives matter. well, cops' lives matter, too. so why don't we just drop the
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qualifier and just say lives matter. >> reporter: civil rights leaders are now accusing the sheriff's office of politicizing this murder instead of soothing nerves. it's worth mentioning that shannon miles has a long criminal history but no history of of violent crime. lara? >> just so senseless. turning to a deadly fall at a major league baseball game. a fan dropping from the upper deck as the braves played the new york yankees. his death raising new questions about stadium safety. steve osunsami has the story. >> someone just fell over the upper deck. they have to stop the game. oh, my gosh. >> reporter: in a horrifying split second, a night at the ball game came to deadly stop at turner field in atlanta. 60-year-old greg murrey loved baseball and was a season ticket holder. he fell over a railing saturday night and dropped 50 feet to his death. >> the players on the field don't see any of this. >> reporter: witnesses say he was heckling alex rodriguez when
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he stumbled over the rail. a moment of silence at the game on sunday. >> just an awful, awful thing. dr. joseph ricotta was sitting ten feet away from where murrey landed. >> i heard a loud noise on impact. immediately knew it was a person. >> reporter: this is the third deadly fall at turner field alone since 2008. in 2011, a texas rangers fan died while trying to get a ball. and a colorado rockies fan died sliding down a railing. this latest tragedy comes after two fans were hurt at fenway park in separate accident this summer. murrey's family said the night greg passed away, he was doing one of his favorite things. watching the braves. for "good morning america," steve osunsami, abc news, atlanta. >> looks like changes will have to come at those stadium. we turn to the verdict now in that high-profile rape case in st. paul's school. 19-year-old owen labrie acquitted of the most serious charges.
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he may still face jail time. his legal team weighing whether to appeal the decision. >> reporter: good morning, george. no matter how you look at this case, we're talking about two teenagers whose lives have been forever changed. a two-week trial that leaves neither side entirely happy. >> so say you all, members of the jury? >> reporter: this morning, a split verdict in the case of 19-year-old owen labrie. convicted of several misdemeanor sex charges. >> guilty. >> reporter: but for the most serious felony rape charges -- >> not guilty. >> reporter: -- an acquittal, showing the complicated task for a jury of 9 men and 3 women. a 15-year-old girl at one of america's most elite prep schools, st. paul's, had accused the harvard-bound student of raping her. we are disguising her voice. >> i was raped. >> reporter: he testified he did not have sex with the now 16-year-old girl. >> i thought to myself, maybe, we shouldn't do this. it hadn't been my intention going into the night to have sex. >> reporter: the jury not entirely convinced.
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finding him guilty of three misdemeanor sexual assault charge, child endangerment, and guilty of one felony, luring the girl by a computer. >> the prosecutors didn't prove the main charge. that he had sex with her without her permission. but did prove he unlawfully had sex with her because she was only 15 at the time. >> reporter: this morning, labrie can appeal the verdict. they might. he may not do any prison time at all. >> it's possible the judge can impose no jail time. most likely, he's probably going to prison. >> reporter: labrie does have to register as a sex offender for life if that verdict stands. he's staying at his parents' house in vermont and has a legal curfew as he awaits sentencing in october. a tough case for these jurors. >> it has. it stirred up so much debate. let's go to amy with the other top stories. a big decision from president obama today. >> that's right. president obama heading to alaska, where he's changing the name of north america's tallest mountain from mt. mckinley to denali, a native word meaning
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the high one. critics are slamming the president for not getting congressional approval. the focus of the trip is to discuss climate change just last week. 35,000 wall russes came ashore in alaska. scientists say there is no sea ice for them to rest on in the warmer waters. "the washington post" reporting the obama administration is considering the first ever economic penalties against chinese companies that benefit from the theft of u.s. trade secrets. a decision could come next month. in south florida, this is all that remains of small plane that crashed during an emergency landing near the everglades. the husband and wife inside suffered burns but survived the crash. they had just reported low oil pressure. in baltimore, three people are being treated for injuries after this boat burst into flames. the coast guard helping to fight the fire. no word yet on the cause of the
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fire. and film legend wes craven has died. he redefined the horror genre. he wrote and directed "nightmare on elm street" and its many sequels. his movie was inspired by a childhood experience growing up near a cemetery on elm street. back in 2010, he said he always enjoyed meeting fans who said the movies helped them face their fears. >> i had people come up to me my whole career. they said, thank you, you scared the blank out of me. and there's a big grin on their face. >> he wrote the "scream" series. he died of brain cancer. he was 76. and in sports, baseball history at wrigley field. pitcher, jake arrieta, striking out a dozen dodgers on his way to his first no-hitter. the sixth in the big leagues this year. and tom brady returns to court today for what should be the final hearing in the deflategate controversy. the judge has been urging brady and nfl commissioner roger goodell to strike a deal over brady's looming suspension.
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a ruling is expected by friday. today's hearing is a second chance for the courtroom artist who drew that now infamous sketch of brady, who looked about 50 years old or, i think, a member of "the walking dead." jane rosenberg has completed a better version. a softer, kinder version. though that one took her two days to finish. she says he's very hard to sketch. she's going to be in court today with all eyes waiting for the verdict and that sketch. she says she's not sleeping tonight, she's so nervous. and here's my favorite part. she didn't know who tom brady was the first time around. she's since learned. >> well, yeah. >> i'll bet. >> and now feels the pressure. we'll see. >> copy and paste that one, maybe. >> she was on "gma." we're rooting for her. no pressure, jane. i want to get now to the mtv video music awards. quite a night for some of the big names in music. the show generating so much buzz. and jesse palmer is in social square with that. good morning, jess.
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>> good morning, lara. and, that's right. the vmas, driving chatter on social media, from the moment the stars hit the red carpet and still this morning. more than 47 million tweets reacted to the action worldwide. and nick watt was there. he has the hottest moments from the show. ♪ baby now we got bad blood ♪ you know we used to be mad love ♪ >> reporter: nicki minaj opened the show with taylor swift. banishing their bad blood with a hug. then minaj just made things worse with miley. >> and now -- back to -- this [ muted ] had a lot to say about me the other day in the press. miley, what's good? >> hey. we're all in this industry. we all do interviews. and we all know how they manipulate [ muted ]. nicki, congratulations. >> reporter: remember when kanye interrupted taylor.
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♪ we got bad blood >> this time, she won video of the year and gave him an award. >> and i'm gonna let you finish. >> reporter: he dis'd his hosts. >> i still don't understand awards shows. >> reporter: made an announcement. >> i have decided in 2020 to run for president. >> reporter: and perhaps explained where this is coming from. >> did he smoke something before he came out here? the answer is yes. i rolled up a little something. >> reporter: cyrus wore everything from six pack rings to a shower curtain. and bieber debuted a new 'do. >> i like your swoop. >> reporter: say what you will about the songster. he can dance. and fly. ♪ oh, what do you mean ♪ what do you mean >> reporter: moved himself to tears. >> hey, justin. call me when you're legal. >> reporter: miley snapped an ellen-esque selfie.
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kim kardashian in the background. and after her clofful closing number, she revealed she just dropped a new album online for free. but the best musical moment -- ♪ she don't need >> reporter: made taylor do this. kanye do this. for "good morning america," nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> thanks, nick. so much drama at the vmas. the most tweeted about person of the night, kanye west. in his speech announcing his presidential run, that was the number one moment with the hash tag kanye2020 the top trend on twitter. president west got a nice ring to it, i might add. lots of memes about that moment. one suggesting taylor swift as his running mate. they put their bad blood behind them. and then this one, tweeted by kourtney kardashian anticipating we'll see "keeping up with the kardashians" in the white house. lara and george, set your dvrs.
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i know you cannot wait. >> did i just hear you become the first person to endorse can kanye west as president? >> it's official. kanye, call me. >> a whole new meaning to the west wing. >> oh! >> well done. >> true. >> sorry. >> plenty of time. four more years on that one. right now, we move to ginger. real strong storms in the northwest. >> winds from 40 to 87 miles per hour did this. still, more than 65,000 customers without power in washington and oregon state. you can see all of the damage there on the cars they go. and big, big waves. lake washington. let's get to the select cities, brought to you by carmax.
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>> good monday morning, i am abc7 meteorologist mike nicco with the forecast. mainly sunny dead away from the peninsula coast. a bit of a warming trend before cooler weather arrives with the new month tomorrow and we will have weekend warming as we run out the holiday. we will look at today's 60s loan the cost and 70's around bay and 80s inland, straight failure, we will are in the my 50s to low 60s with more cloud cover and drizzle is possible especially the closer you are to the coast. jumping to the weekend, it will feel like lots more coming up, including an abc news exclusive. hulk hogan opening up about the secret tape recording that got him fired from the wwe. >> i was at the lowest point of my life. >> speaking about those racist remarks and the aftermath for the first time to amy, only on
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good morning, america. right now, the east bracing for a heat wave. temperatures expected as much as 20 degrees above normal from chicago to new york. as florida braces for flooding. the aftermath from tropical storm erika. right now, alison parker and adam ward. the two journalists shot to death on live tv. they were remembered on saturday. a statement from the third victim, vicki gardner, says she's improving. in good conditioning, even walking around the icu. and the u.s. open. under way this morning. all eyes on serena williams. she's playing for history. a grand slam. all four majors in one year. >> what a year it's been for serena as we say good morning, america. a good year for serena. she's already got the australian and french opens and wimbledon. she needs one more.
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robin sat down with her for a great one-on-one before the big tournament gets underway here in new york. looking so forward to hearing from her. >> you'll be out there a lot, i bet. >> maybe once or twice. right now, amy's exclusive interview with hulk hogan. his first interview after getting kicked out of the wwe for racist comments caught on tape. this was a humbled hulk hogan? >> that's right. emotional and apologetic in the face of a scandal that has many questioning whether he's a racist. he was heard saying the "n" word during portions of a secretly recorded tape from 2007. >> hulk hogan is in the building. hulk hogan is in the building! >> reporter: with his signature leg drop, horseshoe mustache, and unrivaled strength, he single handedly transformed wrestling into a global phenomenon. today, he's fighting to maintain his legacy. >> can we stop for a second? >> reporter: terry bollea, the
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man behind the once indestructible hulkster, letting his guard down. >> of all of the things i've gone through, this one hit me the hardest. >> reporter: after portions of his conversation in a secretly recorded private encounter, were leaked by "the national enquirer." in it, bolleo was caught using racial legislatures. >> i was at the lowest point in my life. to the point where i wanted to kill myself. >> reporter: you were suicidal? >> yes. >> i was really mad at my daughter. for no real reason. i was upset with my daughter. i had no idea i was being taped. >> reporter: he refers to his daughter's then boyfriend using the "n" word. are you a racist? >> no, i'm not. i'm not a racist. i never should have said what i said. it was wrong. i'm embarrassed by it. but a lot of people need to realize that you inherit things from your environment.
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and where i grew up was south tampa, and it was a really rough neighborhood, very low income. and all my friends, we greeted each other saying that word. the word was just thrown around like it was nothing. >> reporter: is it fair to say that you inherited a racial bias? >> i would say that is very fair. the environment i grew up in, all my white friends, all my black friends, to hear the word on a daily basis. when they greet me in the morning. that's what they say to me. good morning, so-and-so. that was part of the culture and environment i grew up in. >> reporter: for fans who feel let down by you, do you ask their forgiveness? >> oh, my gosh. please forgive me. please forgive me. i'm a nice guy. not the guy who rips the shirt off and slams giants. i'm terry bollea. a normal man. >> reporter: the wwe, not taking the risk, fired him. >> everything i've done, my whole career, my whole life, it was like it never happened.
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>> reporter: your career, your image, your likeness, erased. >> like i had never existed. >> reporter: that had to hurt. >> it was devastating. >> reporter: many industry bigwigs coming to his defense. your daughter posted a beautiful poem on facebook. if you knew the dad i knew, you would know he raised me well. he taught me folks are so much more than shades could ever tell. >> yeah. and if anybody -- should have disowned me, it should have been her. you know? she should have been the one -- she should have been the one to throw me out like the trash. but instead, she showed me more love than anybody. >> reporter: what did brooke say to you? >> well -- could we stop for a second? >> reporter: yeah, sure. >> all right. okay. >> reporter: how has brooke helped you through this? >> she's been so supportive. she was the direction of my attack.
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you know? i was not so mad at her boyfriend. i was mad at her. you know. and she -- she instantly said, i don't need to forgive you because i'm not mad at you. >> reporter: now the man known for his superhuman strength is wrestling with turning this negative into a positive. >> just because a person makes a mistake, just don't throw them away. you don't throw good people away. if everybody at their lowest point was judged on one thing they said, and all of a sudden your whole career was wiped out today because of something you said 10 or 20 years ago, it would be a sad world. people get better every day. people get better. >> hogan told me the day he was fired from the wwe was the greatest day of his life because the truth literally set him free. he's dedicating himself to raise awareness about the impact of racial slurs. and working to rebuild trust with his fans and his daughter. >> that will be a blockbuster, too.
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seems like he's really healed his family. any chance he gets back in wrestling? >> he would give his left arm. he would love a second chance. he made it clear. it remains to see what the wwe is prepared to do, if anything. >> great interview. >> really good. moving on now to a nasty neighbor feud that turned deadly. a former tennessee school security guard on trial for shooting his neighbor. he claims it was self-defense. closing arguments are set to begin this morning. and mara schiavocampo has the story. [ bleep ] [ bleep ]. >> reporter: a three-year feud ending with one neighbor dead. the other on trial for his murder. >> this is 100% within his control, now, not to die from me. >> reporter: this is the voice of former school security guard kevin waggoner. prosecutors playing the audio recorded months before he allegedly shot and killed his neighbor, michael woodby. >> he's choosing to come straight at me.
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>> reporter: charged with second degree murder, wagonner took the stand claiming self-defense. >> i'm going to kill you. those are the things he was saying to us on a regular basis. >> reporter: on the night of the shooting, an intoxicated woodby approached he and his son. knocking his son kolton into a fence post. that's when wagonner fired his gun. >> it was so obvious he wanted to kill kolton, it was frightening. >> reporter: he claimed woodby would always threaten his family, catching this encounter on camera. woodby's widow says the accused was the real threat and her family felt stalked. >> you don't talk to my children. you don't videotape them 24/7. >> reporter: closing arguments set to begin today. for "good morning america," mara schiavocampo, abc news, new york. >> mara, thank you. now let's go to ginger and dense fog causing problems across the midwest this morning. >> yes. you can see the picture right here. this is soldier field. you can't see a whole lot else
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in downtown chicago. nor at o'hare. less than 50-foot visibility. and the visibility is less than a quarter mile in a lot of these places. >> good morning, i am meteorologist mike nicco. check out the climates from 70's in san francisco, the rest of us in the 80s with a lot sunshine and september starts tomorrow and so does the cooling trend, but the weekend, don't fret, it will be >> all that weather brought to you by volkswagen. and a real quick look. this was in newport beach, california. they've been very hot. big, big waves and surf. this video out of the southwest. it's monsoon season. this time lapse captured the rain shaft, the rainbow. s it moves on. then you see a dust storm come through. it's pretty much everything in one video. and then eventually a land spout. >> did the seas turn red, too? >> all the weather in three seconds.
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and phillip mena has the story. >> i'm walking with a bear right now. this is crazy. >> reporter: an incredible encounter caught on camera. >> hi. >> reporter: stephanie was hike on friday, when she came upon two bears. she thought she was a safe distance away when the bears came closer and closer. then, this heart-stopping moment. >> oh, no, no. don't get crazy. >> reporter: the bears surrounded her. >> the teeth scared the hell out of me. i thought he would take a muscle out with one bite. >> reporter: miraculously, something spooked the bear and she was able to get away unscathed. >> i took ten minutes in my car and sat there and thanked god for letting me out of there alive. >> reporter: connecticut tracks its bear population. those red tags in the bear's ears helped authorities identify the bear as a 1 1/2-year-old male. that's not the only encounter
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. amal clooney speaking out in a rare interview after the bombshell sentencing for her journalist clients. she's broadcasting the egyptian government. under fire. the woman caught on camera leaving her baby outside the supermarket. she says it was all a devastating accident. the backlash this morning. robin one-on-one with serena williams. >> i'm powerful and i'm beautiful at the same time. there's nothing wrong with that. >> the tennis superstar opens up about going after a grand slam and her fight against body shaming. miley's big night. the superstar singer turning host of the vmas. her live bad blood moment with nicki minaj and her bombshell move right as the awards show ended. plus, bieber behind the
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scenes. back on stage in an emotional performance. and kanye breaking the internet, saying he's running for president. we have your all-access pass to the biggest night in music. as walk the moon says -- >> all: good morning, america. >> ah! and it is a good morning for taylor swift, after a big night at the vmas. that is her video, wildest dreams. posted it last night. 2.5 million views overnight. who is that man at the center of it? there he is, a lot of people talking about him, too. >> the son of a very famous actor. she looks like elizabeth taylor. she can do no wrong. and then there's miley and her costumes. i know what i'm being for halloween. >> so many options. >> you heard it here first. we also have a new series launching this week. all week, we'll show you how to find the cash that could be hiding in your own home.
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les gold is with us. he's outside helping us get ready. we have costume jewelry that could be worth a lot more than you think. we'll get into that. we're calling this "the secret cash dash." >> secret cash dash is coming up. now the morning rundown from amy. the big story. the powerful storms in atlantic and pacific that ginger is tracking at this hour. florida and the southeast preparing for drenching rains from the remnants of tropical storm erika. flash flood watches and warnings in effect. parts of south carolina getting more than six inches of rain. meanwhile in the pacific, look at this picture from inside the eye of hurricane ignacio. heavy surf is expected as it passes north of hawaii. ginger's forecast in a moment. meantime, an emotional outpouring for a sheriff's deputy in texas shot and killed at a gas station. more than 1,000 people marching to honor deputy darren goforth. police say the father of two was shot execution-style while fueling up in what they're calling an unprovoked attack. the alleged gunman, shannon
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miles, faces a judge today and could face the death penalty. turning to politics. new signs of trouble for hillary clinton. her 20-point lead over bernie sanders in iowa has shrunk to just seven points now. sanders is leading clinton in new hampshire. on the republican side, donald trump remains on top in iowa. but neurosurgeon ben carson is five points behind. we turn now to a rare interview with amal clooney. she may best be known as george clooney's wife. she's an accomplished human rights lawyer. now she is fighting to protect reporters overseas after three journalists were recently thrown in prison. abc's reena ninan has more. >> i have more freedom to say what i want than lawyers who practice here all the time. >> reporter: in a rare interview with the bbc, amal clooney speaking out after three al jazeera journalists were sentenced to three years behind bars. for what many believe are trumped-up charges of spreading false news.
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one of the defendants, also canadian, has been represented by clooney. >> are the judges upholding individual rights or allowing their courtrooms to become instruments of political propaganda? >> reporter: the well-respected human rights lawyer and activist blasting the egyptian government for their ruling. >> the verdict today sends a dangerous message in egypt. it sends a message that journalists can be locked up for simply doing their job. >> reporter: of course, amal's accomplished reputation for conquering courtrooms some what overshadowed by her september 2014 wedding to george clooney. >> if ever there was a case where i would trust journalists to focus on the issues, it's this case. >> reporter: amal now attempting to refocus attention back on preventing the egyptian regime to go after other journalists. >> we're motioning for him to issue pardons for all journalists. not just those who are foreign. >> reporter: for "good morning america," reena ninan, abc news, new york. >> our thanks to reena for that. an unusual emergency on
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plane out of london. pilots on an easy jet flight had to make an emergency landing when a flight attendant opened champaign and the cork smashed the ceiling panels, deploying the oxygen masks. we're told corks can pop at a speed of up to 25 miles per hour. finally, we have a hot dog on the run at the ballpark. the el paso chihuahuas team hosted the wienerschnitzel dog race. one of the wieners escaped from his handler. running away with the show. the owner, the groundskeepers, the players, no one could catch him. this dog had the moves. but finally, this hot dog was collared. there you see. he gave up his time on the run for a good belly rub. >> yeah. >> that's what happens when you try to stretch doubles into triples. >> had to be the best. run out of gas. >> that's my backyard every day. thanks, amy. a lot more coming up, including a mom under fire for leaving her son at the supermarket. a surprising reaction online this morning. and then "blackish" star
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♪ yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah and the skaters true, be yourself. kohl's it's 8:11. it's time for the heat index. there it is, the hot button. this morning, all about the mtv video awards. miley cyrus promising it would be psychedelic and raw. i would say it was both. abc's rachel smith was behind the scenes for us for all the action. she joins us live this morning. tell us what you saw. >> hey, there, lara. behind the scenes, maybe not as psychedelic as miley's take on hosting. definitely full of energy and excitement. the stars, they were not disappointed with the spectacle of this year's vmas. from the frenzy created on social media, neither were the fans. it was a night to remember for first-time vma host miley cyrus.
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>> i have literally done everything on the vma stage. and none of it showed that i was qualified to host. and maybe, mtv figured the easiest way to keep me from performing was by asking me to host. >> reporter: she broke records with this epic selfie. her instagram post racking up over 500,000 likes. she even snuck in a moment so questionable, we can't show you here. and called out her own dad from center stage. >> we have a couple of really old ones. you know who you are, dad! >> reporter: but father billy ray couldn't be more proud. telling us this. on the red carpet. >> seeing her be so happy right now. that's the most important thing. she's having fun. loving what she's doing. and living with purpose and, um, making a difference. >> reporter: and bieber was back. before the vmas, posting this
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video from inside the theater. >> britney, i'm back. spider-man kiss? >> reporter: later, back on stage, one of the most emotional moments of the night. his first time on the vma stage in five years. and in tears. >> wow. >> reporter: and "gma" got an exclusive front-row seat at the pop-up stage. with macklemore and ryan lewis. pharrell williams. ♪ your first name is king >> reporter: it was a big night for music and fans were not disappointed. taylor swift dropping a new video. ♪ say you'll remember me >> reporter: justin bieber getting in on the act. posting his new video, "what do you mean" overnight. ♪ what do you mean >> reporter: demi lovato. tweeting the announcement of her upcoming album, confident. >> i'm being myself. i'm not trying to people-please anymore. i'm -- who you hear on the album is who i am in real life. >> reporter: and miley cyrus making the biggest splash of
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all. a bombshell move. releasing a huge new album on her website for fans to stream for free. true to her entire night of hosting, going out like a wrecking ball. oh, miley being miley. get this, according to reports, her latest album, "bangerz" cost a couple million to make. this new album, only 50,000 bucks. it's said to be a passion project and one that is outside the contract with her record label. lara? >> thank you, and giving it away for free. >> giving it away. thank you, rach. thanks for the pictures. images fresh on the mind. you can see what all the stars wore on the "gma" red carpet on on yahoo!. we're going to move on right now, next up on "the heat index" the mother of four facing child endangerment charges after leaving her baby in a shopping cart. the story generating a huge reaction online. many coming to the woman's defense. jesse, you have the details. >> thank you, george.
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after saying she's a good mom who made a horrible mistake, this arizona mom is trending on social media with a wave of support from those who agree with her. she's the 27-year-old mom of four. at the center of a blistering social media movement dubb dubbed #istandwithcherish. >> it wasn't like, i knew i left him. >> reporter: cherish peterson, under fire. for leaving behind her 2-month-old son huxton, outside an arizona supermarket monday afternoon. this photo, snapped by a bystander, shows huxton in a carrier in a shopping cart. in an interview with local station kpho, peterson shares her side of the story. >> i got into my car and normally i put my cart away. but i didn't need to, because i parked in the front of the store and i drove away. >> reporter: describing the horrific moment she realized huxton wasn't in the car when she got home 40 minutes later. >> as i pulled in the garage, my 3-year-old goes, mom, where's -- where's baby huxton?
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his car seat is right behind me. i turned around and realized it was gone. >> reporter: an off-duty police officer spotted the baby and took him inside a nearby salon. huxton was not injured. peterson now faces a misdemeanor count of child endangerment. >> reporter: i thought the whole time he was in my car. >> the incident spark ed a socil media firestorm. one facebook user wondering if she was under the influence. just as fiercely, others rushing to support her on twitter. and a facebook page attracting nearly 17,000 members. supporters sharing their own perfectly imperfect parenting moments and calling for forgiveness. i have never met cherish but the public punishment through social media has to be far more painful than any charges brought against her. i forgive. so should we. >> we love our family. we love our children. >> reporter: the petersons admitting they are not perfect parents. and they've learned this the
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hard way. >> i'm a good mom who made a horrible mistake. >> reporter: so many people agree. one post asking people to contact the local police department and ask that the charges be dropped. we asked you. is this mother unfit or did she make a forgivable mistake? 73% of you said she is unfit. >> oh, no. >> come on. >> 27% say she simply made a mistake. >> that is harsh. >> that is harsh. >> most importantly, the baby was okay. okay, next up. amazing family story. a 51-year-old mother with m.s. who gave birth to her own grandchild, acting as a surrogate for her own daughter. and the pregnancy had a very unexpected and welcomed side effect. juju chang has this exclusive. >> reporter: this is month old mila james. snuggling with mom and dad. mandy and jamie stephens. it was a special gift from grandma that allowed her to come into this world. after they were married, mandy and jamie couldn't wait to get pregnant. >> we started trying right away. >> reporter: they had some
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success and opted for ivf. there was success. the 20-week ultrasound looked perfect. a month later, tragedy struck. mandy went into early labor and lost the baby boy she named theo. >> you have so much excitement. you carry the baby for so long. that's ripped apart and taken away. your whole world stops. >> reporter: mandy's mom felt the pain, too. >> watching your child lose a child is the definition of sadness. i can't describe it any other way. it breaks your heart. >> reporter: doctors warn them a premature birth could happen again. >> so we had some tough decisions. we talked to adoption services and that's when i had family members step in. >> i decided if that was surrogacy or someone carrying their child was the best option, i was going to volunteer. >> reporter: it was an easy decision for sherry who, at 51, had three grown kids of her own. >> my children are the best thing in the world to me. so to be able to give that to your own child, i can't describe that feeling.
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>> reporter: but there could be complications. sherry was a high-risk pregnancy because of her age and her diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. an auto immune disease that attacks the central nervous system. >> my husband was probably more concerned than i was, just probably because i was just all in. >> reporter: while there were risks there was probably a potential health benefit for sherry whose m.s. was in remission. becoming pregnant might help keep it that way. researchers think that protective changes in the immune system during pregnancy keep the disease at bay. there were two tries at ivf. by november of last year, sherry was pregnant with mandy and jamie's baby. >> i am very fortunate. i played tennis up until a week before i delivered. i kept working out with my trainer. the delivery at 51 was way harder than the delivery of my last baby at 33. that was the hard part. >> reporter: baby myla was born
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four weeks ago. mom, baby, and grandma are doing great. >> you can't describe it. you can't imagine it. i have moments when i look at myla and think about it, it brings tears. >> how do you thank somebody who has given you the ultimate gift in life, which is life? >> she doesn't have to. i have a grandchild now. that's the ultimate thank you. >> reporter: for "good morning america," juju chang, abc news, new york. >> what a great story. they could be sisters, by the way. >> i'll say. the picture of happy family. the doctors wanted people to know there are other medical options for mandy's condition. in this case, the surrogacy worked out. really well. >> pretty well. that's great. let's go to ginger. >> george, you have to meet my new friends. this is lilianna. her seventh birthday. she says she's a little tired, right? >> yes. >> just a little bit. we feel you, lilianna. let's start with the warmth. oh, my goodness. it's warm out here already this morning, isn't it? the heat is building. look at the temperatures. these will not be record-breaking but certainly could see an official heat wave from chicago to new york city this week.
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st. louis and raleigh, you're up there, too and the tropical moisture still pulling into florida. >> good monday morning, i am abc7 meteorologist mike nicco with the forecast. mainly sunny dead away from the peninsula coast. a bit of a warming trend before cooler weather arrives with the new month tomorrow and we will have weekend warming as we run out the holiday. we will look at today's 60s loan the cost and 70's around bay and 80s inland, straight failure, we will are in the my 50s to low 60s with more cloud cover and drizzle is possible especially the closer you are to the coast. jumping to the weekend, it will feel like summer >> it's a birthday monday out here. all right, jesse, let's do some "pop." it's time for "pop news." jing e-come on inside when you can. this is what everyone's face looked like when taylor swift
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made her fans' dreams come true last night on the mtv vma preshow. as we know, the superstar premiered her "wildest dreams" music video. it was like a safari meeting old hollywood. taylor sporting much darker locks for her saharan adventure and drawing inspiration from "the notebook" for the project, which also starred scott eastwood, clint eastwood's son. some extraordinary sites in africa. the proceeds of the video go to animal conservation efforts of the african parks foundation of america. >> swift strikes again. >> and scott eastwood, i'm good with it. >> i'm pretty sure we could do a month's news of "pop news" based on the vmas last night. >> absolutely. >> crazy, crazy news. get ready, everybody. tracee ellis ross is going to work that body. remember when diana worked it out in this music video? work that body. the mother of three kids grooving and working out. look at her.
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now her daughter, tracee ellis re-created the video to inspire women everywhere. and tracee pointing out in an interview that women tend to objectify themselves in videos. she wants women to find and be in the joy of your own body, hoping to empower all it ends with this heart felt message. >> thanks, mom. what do you think? i think you're so much hotter than me. [ laughter ] >> don't you just hate when that happens? >> she's so funny. can't wait for that show to come back. this is where you remind us how old you were when the diana ross -- >> '81? i was little. i'm avoiding that topic. now with you guys. >> were you even alive? >> maybe not. moving along now, guys. justin timberlake is heading back to the silver screen -- whoo-hoo! partnering with jonathan demme. on a quote space-age music film. hmm. >> that's interesting.
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>> it will capture the final concert of his tour in january. demme no stranger to music projects, fresh off meryl streep's "ricki and the flash" kenny chesney's unstaged and working with the boss, bruce springsteen. he says we can expect some unbelievable dancing from a man he likes to call, quote, a funky fred astaire. i was not born for that either. no release date yet. it will be sure to take back the night. i'll be honest. i had to look up fred astaire. >> no, you didn't. >> yes, i did. >> i had to google. he was born in 1899. >> he's an american icon. >> ginger rogers. >> who is ginger rogers? >> of film and dance. >> we try to help him out. and then he goes there. >> apparently he's a good dancer, he could sing, he could act. >> wow. he's going to double down. >> maybe, maybe? >> jesse is unafraid. >> well, i got some homework to do later. finally, have you guys ever lost your phone? you probably never found it
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where it was like this guy did. a story, thanks to our friends, at the daily mail. scott and his fellow traveler, megan, were on a trek around the world. he lost his ipod touch in laos. a few days later, he logs on to icloud and discovers this. a random young monk hanging out. and a couple days later another image appears, then another and another, soon, there were dozens of photos taken by someone they dubbed as the monk that lives in my phone. now the english teacher from california, he's now settled in south korea. he wants to meet the camera-loving holy man. >> a different type of meditation. >> maybe he can give him his ipod touch back after all that time. >> monkeys? a lot more coming up. including serena williams. going for the grand slam.
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good morning, i'm kristen sze. we're following developing news out oakland where a jackknife big rig spilled dozens of gal rons of diesel feel. the truck crashed this morning. no injuries were reported. a hazardous materials team is at the scene cleaning up the fuel and checking to see if a nearby creek has been contaminated. no word on when the cleanup will be complete. we still have pretty heavy delays in the southbound direction. northbound direction no picnic either. 580 jammed as you make your drive into oakland. as we slide over to 101, we have a new accident. both sides of 10 1 are open. >> thank you.
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are more likely to have a to frsuccessful future.e born talking and reading to children in their first years has a huge impact on what they do with the rest of their lives. the fewer words they hear, the greater their chances of dropping out of school
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and getting into trouble. talk. read. sing. your words have the power to shape their world. learn more at good morning. check out the weather window from the roof camera. reminds me of otis redding, doesn't it? looks beautiful. sun is pretty comfortable right now, low to mid 60s in most neighborhoods. but by the afternoon we're going to be a little warmer away from the coast than we were yesterday. going to the game this evening, a quick turn around for the crew. angels taking on the a's, down
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to 65. here's my aek cue weather seven-day good morning, america. ♪ do big or go home and good morning, serena williams. u.s. open starting today. and of course, she's getting ready for the u.s. open. all in that quest for the grand slam. she and robin sat down for an exclusive interview. >> she seems pretty relaxed. one woman taking control of her life. dropping more than 100 pounds. she did it in just over a year. how she did it all by hearse. wait until you see her after picture. really, really great. this morning, we're launching a brand-new series called "secret cash stash" to help you find money hiding in plain sight in your home.
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becky worley traveled to michigan to help one woman discover the pile of cash right under her nose. >> reporter: grandma's costume jewelry. give to it the kids to play dress-up? or is there hidden cash in here? that's the question kim has. >> i'm kim. >> reporter: kim's mom handed her this bask. look at this. this is crazy. filled to the brim. >> this year, my mom turns 80. she decided to start cleaning out her hours. >> reporter: do you think this is worth anything? >> in terms of cash, no. >> reporter: she terned to les gold. >> i have never seen anything like it. >> reporter: les took the jewelry and spent time with it. >> most of this stuff, is not real. >> reporter: but buried inside. >> this is a gucci piece. >> gucci? >> reporter: and those iconic "cs," chanel. >> this looks like real piece of
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chanel. >> reporter: costume jewelry looks gaudy. >> the most gaudy is probably the most valuable. >> reporter: how do you know if you have a spot of gold? invest in a jeweler's eye loop. >> nothing can tell you better than your eyes. >> reporter: look for brand hallmarx. >> chanel has a specific logo. in the '70s, a round disk that said chanel, made in france. >> reporter: hat do you think the value is? >> $5,000, maybe $6,000. >> this is one of the nicest collections i have seen. these would be worth probably $30,000 to $40,000. congratulations. congratulations. >> thank you, mom. >> reporter: for "good morning america," becky worley, abc news, detroit. >> i mean, that is a dream come
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true. >> it was her wish. she couldn't imagine. >> i bet. this is les gold, from truetv's hard core pawn. we call this game so not junk. is it junk or so not junk. we begin with a watch. >> it's a beautiful example of a pocket watch. high relief hunter case. what do you think? >> junk or so not junk. [ audience yelling ] >> this is actually junk. this is -- this watch is a 14-karat gold repeater. a good example of an early 1900s watch. this is gold-plated. >> it's pretty. how much value does it have? >> this is $25. this is $4,000.
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>> even if it doesn't work, it tells the right time twice a day. >> thank you. we got pearls. >> this is pearls. pearls are valuable. if they're real. the question is are these real? or are they not? >> junk or so not junk on the pearls. [ crowd yelling ] >> everyone thinks so not junk. >> these are real. >> you did it. >> these are really extremely fine paerls. worth about $4,000. these pearls are worth about 99 cents. >> how can you tell the difference? >> you take the pearl, rub it across your tooth. >> you really do do that? >> no, i do that. if it's gritty, it's a pearl. pearls are made by sand and the oyster puts layers and layers around it. it would be gritty. these are not real. >> people across america right now -- >> the you feel e these, they're light. >> very light. >> so not real. finally, a piece of glass. crystal or fancy or junk?
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>> junk! >> well this is worth about $25. it's a waterford crystal glass. the real value is in something like that. this is steub erk n. >> how do you know? >> you need to look at it. look for the markings. take a jeweler's loop or mag magnifying glass. >> i see it. i love it when you come on. you know i love to hunt. >> we'll come back. >> please do. thank you, guys. amy, hopefully, you and i can go treasure hunting in our closets. now to a little girl making a big impact. the 9-year-old fighting against subtle sexism she says she encountered when she went shopping online with her mom.
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mara schiavocampo has her story. >> reporter: adare may be pint-sized. this 9-year-old packs a powerful punch. the north carolina native was shopping for pajama party pants online at vineyard vines when she noticed boys bottoms were called lounge pants an the girls were called lazy papts. >> i thought, did they call me lazy? >> reporter: what did you decide to do? >> i decided to write a letter. >> reporter: adair didn't hold anything back. >> i think boys and girls and men and women should all be treated the same. can't we all just wear comfy pants. >> reporter: what tdid you thin? >> i was shocked, impressed. and proud. incredibly proud. >> reporter: after getting the the letter, the creators took action. you responded really quickly. >> it's important. she had a great point. i think it was misconstrued.
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we didn't mean that women were lazy. we meant they were pants for when you wanted to have a lazy day. >> reporter: the brothers inviting adair and her family to their head quarters. >> welcome to vineyard >> reporter: first. >> will you go cross it out. if you could name lazy pants something else, what would you name em? >> lounge pants. >> reporter: all right. let's go it. next, she picks her pattern and color. and watches her design start to become a reality. >> she wanted fish going one direction and a whale going the other. she clear sli that whale. not afraid to follow her own path. >> reporter: and last but not least. what are you going to call your paints? adair you to be awesome. >> what a great story.
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thank you so much, mara. let's go to ginger. >> we have to do our social snapsh snapshot. we love this time of the morning. amazing weather sfoets you have taken and sent to us. we want more of these. let's enjoy all of us looking at how about in kansas, this shelf cloud. ooh, right? that is a really great shot. you can see the landscape there. i love that about chasing storms in the plains. you can see forever. this one in surprise, arizona, taken just yesterday. >> wow! >> they're so nice! >> the lightning with the rainbow in the back. thank you, david. you can find me on twitter. send me your photos >> good morning, i am meteorologist mike nicco. check out the climates from 70's in san francisco, the rest of us in the 80s with a lot sunshine and september starts tomorrow and so does the cooling trend, but the weekend, don't fret, it will be
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>> and all that weather brought to you by voya financial. my girls from maryland. they have energy, lara. >> thank you, ginger. we want jesse to look on the jumbotron. wondering if you knew what that might be? >> no. is that fred astaire? >> that is -- >> so he can kind of dance. he's got some moves. >> and ginger rogers. >> that's jijginger rogers. >> you can't name the movie? >> dancing in the rain? i don't know. >> i grew up in canada. in an igloo in canada. i'm being bullied on live tv right now. zblerlier in the show, jesse admitted he didn't know who fred astaire was. we felt you might need a visual. >> he's from canada. that was his excuse. >> i'm not going to talk for the
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next couple of minutes. coming up next, tennis superstar serena williams o it's gotten squarer. over the years. brighter. bigger. thinner. even curvier. but what's next? for all binge watchers. movie geeks. sports freaks.
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u.s. open kicks off this morning right here in new york.
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on the women's side, it's all about serena. looking to becom serena williams! take a look. >> serena williams. >> reporter: she's queen of the grand slam. superstar serena williams. the number one tennis player in the world. back to defend her u.s. open crown. so how do you keep it all together as you get closer and closer to the start of the open? >> actually, it's really easy. i don't feel pressure to win here. i feel like i want to win here. more than probably anybody. but at the same time, i don't feel that pressure. i felt a lot of pressure in wimbledon, going for the serena slam. getting that four in a row. that was interesting. >> why was that more pressure than going for "the" grand slam? >> i think it was the pressure i put on myself. and i think i learned after that not to put that pressure on myself. relax and do what i can do and to work hard and to win if i can. >> mentally or physically, at
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this point in your career, what is more of a challenge for you? on the court? >> that's a really good one. um -- gosh. i don't know. i want to say -- i have to say mental. i mean, just to stay in there. you know, two hours, 2 1/2 hours. can sometimes be tough. >> i was there when you won the first one. and you came on "good morning america." >> it's really exciting. i went out and made history. the first african-american to win, i think in 41 years. >> do you ever take a step back and see where you are and go, man, what a journey? >> sometimes i do. i'll look at pictures. me winning the first open. i remember it like it was yesterday. that -- i remember thinking, i'm just not going to miss on this shot. i'm not going to miss. i don't care if i have to hit 100 balls, i'm not missing. just remembering that moment of holding the trophy. it was everything to me. >> reporter: though much celebrated, the 33-year-old athlete, who recently earned her second serena slam, winning four
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grand slam tournaments in a row, serena has also been the victim of body-shaming comments. you embraced it and said this is my body. >> yeah. >> reporter: i saw the picture on instagram in the bathroom. >> look back at it. >> reporter: yeah, look back. look back at it. is that your way of saying, hey, this is me? >> it's me. i love me. i learned to love me. and i've been like this my whole life. i embrace me. and i love how i look. i love that i am a full woman and i'm strong and i'm powerful and i'm beautiful at the same time. there's nothing wrong with that. it's so important to look at the positives. if i get caught up looking at the negatives, it can bring you down. i just -- don't have time to be brought down. i have too many things to do. i have grand slams to win. i have people to -- to inspire. and that's what i'm here for. >> reporter: speaking of that. "new york magazine". >> yes. >> reporter: those pictures were slamming.
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is it fun for you to be able to show that side of you? that we all don't always get to see? >> yes. it's really fun. it was the photographer's idea. i can't take any credit for it. he comes up to me. he said, i saw a picture on your instagram of you in the air doing the split. he said, i want to re-create that. i was like, really? it was fun. i do a lot of things off the court. i don't just play tennis. >> reporter: there's no acing serena when it comes to talking about her private life. especially concerning recent rumors of a mixed doubles partner off the court. we love to look in your box and see people. anybody that we might -- might recognize other than family that will be in your box at the open? >> i mean, venus, definitely, will be there. patrick, my coach has been great. yeah, we'll see. robin. >> reporter: i tried my best. >> you did. >> reporter: that was good, you have to admit. >> it was a good one. it was a good one. >> good try, robin. >> she seems to be in a good
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place. >> she does. she exudes a positive energy. let's hope that she really takes that and channels it. i think she plays tonight. >> it all starts today. coverage of the first round starts at 1:00 on espn. 7:00 eastern on espn2. when we come back, one woman's amazing weight loss journey.
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the volkswagen model year end sales event ends on labor day. so hurry in to your local volkswagen dealer today. this morning, yahoo! health is kicking off their brand-new series, weight loss win. sharing inspiring stories of people who got healthy. first up, caitlin adams. she overcame depression and binge eating to get control of her body and her life. ♪ yahoo! >> reporter: an inspiring journey of self-reliance, caitlin adams, now 26 years old,
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dropped a staggering 107 pounds in a year. she's our first yahoo! health weight loss win. michelle promaulayko describing the honor. >> it features people who have lost a significant amount of weight without personal trainers, fancy maleal-delivery services. >> reporter: she got a wakeup call and took charge. >> this time, because of my health. if i don't get healthy, not thin, but healthy, then i was going to die an early death. >> reporter: in 2011, she was failing out of college, dead broke, and fighting severe depression along with a debilitating bing-eating disorder. >> i was at rock bottom. >> reporter: she moved in with her mother, who also struggles with obesity. they hadn't lived together since
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her parents' divorce as a young girl. she resolved to make a change. without money for an expensive diet program or trainer. she spend a month researching. >> she discovered she needed to eat clean food, clean whole food and to move more often. >> reporter: on her own, 5'9" caitlin dropped from 253 to 146 pounds. sflit feels empowering. it feels like i am worst it. i am enough to be healthy and strong. >> reporter: and watch now as we reveal her transformation. all right, everybody. so we have a picture of what caitlin looked like before. and -- take a look. here she is, everybody. caitlin come on out. >> wow! >> you look fabulous. >> thank you. >> you look incredible. >> congratulations. >> thank you. >> you brought some of your old
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clothes. how does it feel to look at those, look at yourself and just to feel yourself right now. to feel that energy that you have? >> it's bizarre. it's way bizarre. i can't believe i used to wear this, honestly. it's crazy. >> what is it like for you now when you go shopping for clothes? >> it's a lot easier. i can pretty much go anywhere now. before, i used to have custom-made clothes. go to certain stores. i couldn't go anywhere and everywhere. now it's more fun, too, as well. >> i'm so glad. it was important to share the importance or how eye-opening it was living with your mom. her struggle. a huge influence on you. >> yeah, definitely. that was the turning point for me. it clicked. before, it was about being thin and beautiful. when i lived with my mom and saw her health issues, it became about my health and not being able to fully live my life. that's when it stuck. that's when i got the passion and fire inside. >> it seems like right now there's a great movement toward
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loving you for who you are and not being so concerned about having quote unquote the right body image. >> yeah, you know, i think that's important. i love that whole body love, body acceptance movement. something i should have learned back then when i was overweight. at the same time, i wasn't healthy. i was on a path to self-destruction. i don't think that's a way to live either. it's a balance of the two. >> you are great inspiration. you look fantastic. >> thank you. >> thank you for sharing your journey with our viewers. i'm sure a lot of people out there
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wow, so this is it for august, everyone. >> wow. >> have great monday. >> bye, summer.
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gooz morning, i'm kristen sze. an investigation is under way into what authorities say is a suspicious fire in los gatos that affected two schools. mike is checking out the forecast. good morning, everybody. last day of august, going to be a little warmer than it was this weekend. 68 half moon bay, 70 in san francisco, mid to upper 70s in most of the bay, 80s inland. my accuweather seven-day forecast, cooler to start september. we had an earlier delay on b.a.r.t. that is cleared. there's no longer a delay on the richmond line. residual delays after the sig alert is canceled at hagen
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