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good morning, america. breaking news for the viewers in the west. a new tropical storm formed in the pacific overnight. a massive chain of hurricanes, tropical storms and typhoons threatening and massive heat wave in the east. new this morning, lost in translation. donald trump slams jeb bush for speaking spanish on the campaign trail outraging latinos and some republicans who fear he is trying to kill the party. jeb bush here live this morning only on "gma." going cold. police searching for new clues in the murder of that officer gunned down on duty. a massive response overnight to a false lead and the fallen officer's last words. >> 10-4, did you need a second unit. >> yeah, go ahead and start somebody. >> the desperate search this morning. disorder on the court.
those temperatures soaring and tempers flaring at the u.s. open. the rising young star losing her cool and her racket last night, the epic meltdown everyone is talking about and what she's saying about it this morning. good morning, america. my goodness, that was really something. coco vandeweghe last night. >> right, george. >> everybody's had a day like that at the office. right? >> i guess. it was pretty hot out there. >> not only did we see tempers flaring but the temperatures really affecting the players. look at that. cramping up. you can see he's in agony and the heat wave in the east, well, it's to blame right now. it's the longest one of the summer and in the pacific we've got tropical cyclones, a new one forming overnight, four in all. and ginger starting us off with a lot to talk about. >> yes, amy, we are tracking that active pacific ocean.
newly formed tropical storm kevin surging moisture into the southwest and i think we'll end up seeing extra monsoon storms, certainly light anything and thunder. mean while east of the rockies it's all about the heat. the peak of the eat after we've done four, five days well above average. looking at numbers. highs, 92, d.c., 90, philly and we'll have cooler air heading in after the weekend. we turn to the race for president. your voice, your vote and that escalating feud between donald trump and jeb bush. trump hit bush again yesterday, this time for speaking spanish on the campaign trail and bush is standing by live to respond. first the latest from jon karl and, jon, another big headline breaking overnight on that hillary clinton e-mail controversy. >> reporter: george, the staffer, the clinton staffer who set up the private e-mail server at hillary clinton's home in chappaqua, new york, is taking the fifth. he was subpoenaed to testify before the house benghazi committee, the clinton campaign says they encouraged him to
testify but he has decided to take the fifth, not to testify. the campaign says he simply didn't want to be drawn into a political spectacle. you have two other top clinton aides who will be testifying and the other big story is that escalating and increasingly personal war of words between jeb bush and donald trump. after jeb bush's bilingual blitz on donald trump -- >> i mean, this is not a guy who is a conservative. >> reporter: -- the donald is now slamming bush for speaking spanish, telling the conservative website breitbart.com "he's a nice man, but he should really set the example by speaking english while in the united states." [ speaking spanish ] >> reporter: on the campaign trail bush often breaks into spanish, the native language of his wife columba and about 37 million other americans. but trump's rhetoric against illegal immigration has helped rocket him to the top of the
polls, knocking bush from his once front-runner status. trump is crushing bush both nationally and in iowa, the state that votes first. bush is now fighting back with a video hitting trump on his past positions. >> in many cases i probably identify more as a democrat. >> reporter: trump told george he's not worried. >> he's doing very poorly in the polls. he's a very low-energy kind of guy and he had to do something. so they are spending a lot of money on ads. >> reporter: jeb bush's campaign manager danny diaz hit back at trump hard on twitter tweeting "donald trump against spanish? says reagan not a conservative? looks like one-man mission to kill the gop" and that is the view from bush headquarters. >> let's hear from the man himself right now. thank you, jon. jeb bush joins us from manchester, new hampshire. governor bush, thanks for joining us. we showed that tweet from your campaign manager. is that what you think, donald trump is a one-man mission to kill the gop? >> i think -- i think donald
trump is trying to insult his way to the presidency and it's not going to work. people want an uplifting hopeful message. people come to this country to pursue their dreams. sometimes they start without speaking english but they learn english and they add vitality to our country and the fact that he would say you only can speak english is kind of ridiculous. if you think about it. are we going to close all the foreign language classes? why would he have a contract with univision for his beauty pageant. this is a diverse country and should celebrate it and embrace a set of shared values and mr. trump doesn't believe in those values. he wants to tear us down. he doesn't believe in tolerance. he doesn't believe in the things that have created the greatness of this country. >> you know, this is also personal for you, of course, your wife columba comes from mexico. what was your first thought when you heard him criticize you for speaking spanish. >> i laughed. i mean, this is a joke. i was in a press gaggle where people asked me a question in spanish and i answered it in spanish.
i was in a classroom two days ago at la progressiva high school where these young beautiful kids all speak english but also speak spanish and one asked a question in spanish and i answered it. that's the reality of america, that's the goodness of america. that's the kind of america we want. so part of it is you laugh because it's so bizarre but it's hurtful for a lot of people and mr. trump know there is and appealing to their angst and fears rather than higher hopes. >> he called you low energy, a stiff, a joke on immigration, the last thing we need is another bush. why do you think he's out to get you? >> i think he's out to get everybody. he doesn't have a set of plans. if he had to actually do the traditional thing which is here's my policy as it relates to immigration, his policy is not serious. it would cost hundreds of billions of dollars. it's probably unconstitutional. it violates civil liberties. if he had to actually debate the points on taxes and regulation people would be surprised that he is a liberal in many of these views, the express views he has
on taxes, on health care, our views that are more closely similar to those of hillary clinton. >> you know, the chairman of the rnc is now circulating a loyalty pledge among all the candidates. mr. trump told me yesterday he'd support you over hillary clinton if you get the nomination. would you support him? >> yeah, i would, of course. of course, i would. we need to be unified. we need to win. and i think mr. trump is -- ought to figure out a way maybe to lessen the divisive language, the hurtful language and talk about the aspirations of the american people rather than trying to prey on their fears. >> there is that hillary clinton headline this morning as well. one of her staffers taking the fifth after being subpoenaed to the house committee. what do you make of that? >> she hasn't been truthful. she has had a private server hidden from the obama administration against their rules. we found out about it because of an fbi investigation. people have paid a heavy price for something similar to what she's done.
she should come clean. she should say why she did what she did. classified information should not be on private servers and the world we're living in where she spent most of her time traveling around the world apologizing for the leaks that were done by the manning episode and the snowden episode she should have known this was completely inappropriate and might be illegal. finally, sir, you've had a pretty tough summer. polling averages show you in single digits nationally, in iowa, single digits in new hampshire. what happened and how do you turn it around? >> turn around by recognizing it's a long road. we have a well-funded campaign. next week i unveil a tax plan that i'm really excited about that will create economic opportunity. i'm focusing on how can we lift people out of poverty and give the middle class a pay raise for the first time in 15 years. we have big structural problems in our country and my focus on giving people a sense of my leadership skills to help them. over time i think it will be an effective message.
>> governor bush, thanks for joining us this morning. >> thanks, george. george now to breaking news to our viewers in the west, a deadly helicopter crash in camp lejeune, north carolina. abc is there with the latest on all of this. good morning to you, martha. >> reporter: good morning, amy. the u.s. marines were aboard a ch-53. the largest helicopter in the u.s. military. used to transport troops and equipment. it was a nighttime training mission at camp lejeune at north carolina. always more difficult at night. the marines are calling it a hard landing, but a landing so hard it killed one marine and left another in serious condition and eight others injured. this came within hours of another so-called hard landing out in colorado, where two army
soldiers were injured. but for the marine corps, this latest fatality brings to 18 the number of marines killed this year in helicopters or tilt-rotor aircraft. amy? >> martha, thank you. we turn to the cop killer in illinois. police respond to a what turned out to be a false report. gio has the story. >> reporter: george, good morning to you. a woman was actually charged with making that false report. tensions are high here because police desperately want to catch these dangerous men. >> white male wearing a white t-shirt last seen northbound. >> reporter: overnight a fresh lead thwarted. a massive police search after a 911 caller reported seeing two suspicious men in a cornfield five miles away from where lieutenant charles joseph gliniewicz was shot and killed but police say that 911 caller, made it all autopsy. now this morning the fallen officer's last words before the
shooting. >> did you need a second unit? >> yeah, go ahead and start somebody. >> this audio obtained by abc station wls appears to be that crucial call from gliniewicz. >> i'm out near the old concrete plant checking out two male white men and one black man. >> reporter: that description the only description gliniewicz could get out before police say the men shot him dead. he was set to retire later this month after 32 years on the force. >> a murdered colleague, police officer and we're not going to stop. >> reporter: one big challenge the scene is remote, desolate, swampy. investigators are combing through videos from nearby businesses and homes but so far they haven't spotted the three men anywhere. >> what you're going to want to do go through the tapes and anybody that logically fits a potential suspect you're going to try to identify. ♪ >> reporter: overnight, gliniewicz's family appearing in public for the first time.
>> joe was my best friend, my world, my hero. the love of my life for the last 26 1/2 years. >> reporter: an emotional moment right there from his widow. you can see behind me this growing memorial here at the police station. this as we learn police are now turning to social media for tips. hoping that more and more tips keep coming in, amy. >> all right. gio, thank you for the latest on that. we turn now to the kentucky county clerk who is refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples provoking angry standoffs at the courthouse. she is facing a judge this morning and could be held in contempt of court. abc's alex perez has been following that story from ashland, kentucky. good morning, alex. >> reporter: hey, good morning, amy. that hearing will take place in the courthouse behind me in a few hours. the county clerk so far adamant. she will not back down. this morning, a judge expected to rule on a motion by the aclu requesting to find kim davis be
fined and held in contempt of court for denying gay koums marriage licenses. >> it's not an issue as religious freedom. as an elected official she has an obligation to follow the law. >> reporter: on wednesday davis again denying marriage licenses turning down robbie blankenship and his partner of 20 years, jesse cruz. >> i'm not discriminating because i am not issuing licenses to anybody. >> reporter: this, after tuesday when davis reviewed david moore and david ermold. they have been trying to get a license here since the supreme court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide in june. >> under whose authority are you not issuing licenses? >> under god's authority. >> reporter: in this small kentucky town davis has some loyal supporters. >> i believe she is right. she's following god's law. >> reporter: her attorney says davis who's come under fire for her own multiple marriages will not back down and is ready for the judge's decision. >> kim davis is prepared for consequences because the other consequences she would not want
to risk and that is being unfaithful to god. >> reporter: and it's unclear just how long this hearing will last but davis herself could be called to testify to explain her actions before the judge. amy. >> and everyone will be listening. alex perez, thanks so much for that. let's go noun to paula faris for the morning's other top stories starting with the growing crisis overseas, paula. good morning. we do begin with a chaotic scene unfolding in central europe. where thousands of refugees fleeing violence in the middle east have been blocked from boarding trains. they're desperately trying to reach germany in search of a better life but in recent days they have been shut out of the train station in budapest, hungary. this morning police finally re-opened the train. but travel west remains limited and hungary is threatening to deploy troops to stop human traffickers. and of course this is all part of a growing humanitarian crisis. hundreds of people including
children have drowned trying to reach european shores fleeing syria, iraq and north africa. and a show of force from chip. it displayed its military mite in this parade marking the end of world war ii. but china's warships have been spotted off the shores of alaska, an example of their expanding reach. new worries about student performance in the nation's high schools. s.a.t. scores have sunk to their lowest levels in ten years. less than half of students who took the test this year showed they were prepared for college level work. and look at this. a wild scene at a gas station near seattle. a man in the store, well, he left his car running. a would-be thief tries stealing it. the owner runs out, he's going to jump inside and they are going to go at it and fight as that car goes in circles. the fight spills out of the car. the owner gets help restraining that man until police arrive. the lesson there don't leave your car running, everybody. overseas, look what happens during a safari incident.
an elephant charges this truck, pushing it around with ease nearly injuring a passenger. it punctured a tire before finally walking away. and finally, how long can you go between haircuts? if you are a sheep, i'm assuming you're not. but if you are, this is what you look like if you go five years between visits to the barber. his name we've given him a name is chris. he lives in australia down under. he really needed a trim, so much so, that he just set a world record, you guys. when he finally got his hair cut they removed a record 93 pounds of wool off of him and, of course, getting rid of it was sheer ecstasy for chris. i love that this have given him the name chris. >> is there a reason for the name chris? >> i don't know the reason for the name chris. but he was in the wild for a long time. >> yes. >> how about that? >> that happens to me after three weeks. >> impressive. red hot at the u.s. open. we'll have that outburst on the court in just 30 seconds.
lara, i guess you can blame it on the heat but that was a fierce blowup at the open. >> it was and we talked about the heat last night. it was a little hot for some more than others. coco vandeweghe, one of the rising young stars in tennis last night lost her cool then the match. temperatures are running hot at this year's u.s. open. causing players to forfeit matches. the tempers are running high, as well. there was no love between 23-year-old coco vandeweghe and her racket wednesday night.
the up and coming american sensation causing shock waves on social media. conjuring up images some of the most epic courtside meltdowns, like andy roddick's racket rage and tennis bad boy john mcenroe. >> answer my question! the question, jerk. >> reporter: andre agassi had words with a ref at the u.s. open in 1990. >> i didn't say anything. >> reporter: and serena williams mouthing off at a ref in the open in 2009. earlier this year, the world's number one tennis player, novak djokovic, after this, a fiery moment that frightened a ball boy. djokovic apologizing on facebook. >> i'm sincerely hoping you can forgive me. >> reporter: as for vandeweghe her tennis racket tantrum didn't help in the long run. she still lost her second round match missing out on an opportunity to face serena in the next round. so coco admitted she was
very frustrated with herself. she made a big mistake. instead of focusing on each shot in that match, she was looking toward the third round which would have been a serena showdown, her third one, so we'll never know. >> serena going for the grand slam. thank you, lara. a lot more ahead coming up. a colorado man on trial charged with murder for pushing his wife off a cliff. the evidence that left him speechless and why authorities are now investigating his first wife's death. as huge. i could feel our deadlines racing towards us. we didn't need a loan. we needed short-term funding. fast. our amex helped us fill the orders. just like that. you can't predict it, but you can be ready. another step on the journey. will you be ready when growth presents itself? realize your buying power at open.com. still not sure whether to stay
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little bit of a cross wind this afternoon. mid- to upper 60s along the coast and san francisco. low to mid-70s around the bay. 80s in santa rosa. a a few 80s in the east bay neighborhood. going to the game, last preseason game. take that hoody. 67 at 7:00, dropping down to 60. my seven-day forecast, we're going to be even kol cooler with faster breezes and summer heat returns this weekend. coming up on "good morning america," a new report reveals some of the most popular baby monitors
good morning, america. right now, breaking news for our viewers in the west. tom brady beats the nfl a judge has thrown out the four-game suspension in the deflate gate scandal ruling the commissioner went too far. deal with iran is on track to get through congress. enough senators say they will support that agreement to block any challenge. a big oscars mystery. the show's producers saying there will be two hosts for the academy awards this year. it's the first time in five years. lots of buzz and speculation online about who those two might be. you had your thoughts. >> it's got to be tina fey and amy poehler. >> it's got to be. we remember the last time there were two host, anne hathaway and james franco. memorable perhaps for the wrong reasons. we're going to have the latest on that. >> now that i said that, that is definitely wrong. >> wishful thinking. i'm rooting for that.
>> that would be great. a lot more coming up. we begin with the colorado man on trial for pushing his wife off a cliff in the rocky mountains. prosecutors say harold henthorn murdered his wife for money and it may not be the first time. his first wife died under suspicious circumstances. abc's neal karlinsky has the story. >> reporter: prosecutors say 58-year-old harold henthorn didn't witness his wife toni, accidentally fall off a cliff in a colorado national park, he pushed her off of it. in a trial beginning this week, they say they plan to prove it. court documents reveal prosecutors believe henthorn planned the 2012 murder during what was supposed to be a romantic hike carrying a map with him highlighted in pink highlighter and an "x" marked near the location where toni henthorn fell to her death. when investigators asked about the map he appeared at a loss for words and could not explain why. >> i think that is a fact that is very hard to explain. it's something that i can see the jury becoming very preoccupied with.
>> reporter: friends and family say henthorn was controlling of his wife. some suspicious of his story that toni fell while taking a picture. >> she's cautious very conservative person. she doesn't go on the edge of anything. >> reporter: prosecutors say something even more suspicious came up during the investigation. an anonymous letter stating henthorn's wife from 17 years ago died in a suspicious accident where henthorn was also the only witness. authorities now reportedly investigating the death of his first wife, 37-year-old sandra henthorn who was crushed under her car while her husband was changing a tire in 1995. though no charges have been filed. both women had substantial life insurance policies according to prosecutors. >> i think that it's always possible that it could be a coincidence but there are just so many similarities here from the way that the two women died in what appeared to be accidents. the fact that they both died it isolated places.
>> reporter: henthorn has pleaded not guilty. jury selection continues this morning. for "good morning america," neal karlinsky, abc news, seattle. >> our thanks to neal for that. now to police body cameras very much in the headlines and new video this morning revealing the split-second decision so many officers have to make from their point of view. here's abc's pierre thomas. >> reporter: this cell phone video of two sheriff's deputies appearing to shoot a man with his hands up in san antonio caused outrage earlier this week. the two deputies didn't have any body cams. in fact only eight officers on the force do so local officials immediately approved $1 million for hundreds of body cams and dash cams, the goal, to get them to all officers on the street. having as many perspectives as possible is critical in these high-stakes situations. check out this police dash cam when this routine traffic stop in trinity, texas, unexpectedly turns deadly serious as the officer draws his firearm
pointing at the driver of the parked car. from that angle watch again, it looks like the officer aggressively goes for his gun with no provocation from the startled driver. but look closely as we get a different view from the officer's body camera. >> is that a real gun right there? hey, don't touch it don't you touch that gun. >> i'm sorry, i'm sorry. >> reporter: slow down the tape and freeze it right there. a pistol lying right on the front seat and with a man begins to reach for it, you can better understand why the officer pulled out his firearm. >> i'm sorry. i'm sorry. keep your hands out of the car. >> i was thankful we now have our body cameras so we could show why officer wheeler acted aggressively. >> reporter: across the country police departments are in the midst of a body cam buying spree. police in los angeles and new york expanding their use. for "good morning america," pierre thomas, abc news, washington. >> got to believe they're going to help.
we're going to move on to former arizona governor, jan brewer, fighting back against some unflattering photos that appeared in ads on the week. the pictures were used without her permission. something we've seen with other public figures. now she's threatening legal action. abc's rebecca jarvis here with the story. >> reporter: hi, george. this is surprisingly common. you probably have seen these ads before on your computer screen and to the untrained eye, they can even look like news stories and this morning, jan brewer is fighting back. she was the tough-talking republican governor of arizona. known for conservative stances on crime and immigration. but this morning former arizona governor jan brewer facing a new opponent, threatening legal action after these images of her face started popping up all over the internet as ads for anti-aging products. the words divorced for being too old see her revenge makeover splashed across them. >> we've been married almost 50 years. this image there is me and it was ugly and it was very
inappropriate. >> reporter: these ads known as native advertisements are frequently found along the edges of websites labeled as sponsored content or popular stories, they're actually paid advisements meant to entice readers into clicking on plugs for everything from wrinkle creams to plastic surgery. >> what it is is a very nasty, mean, lying advertisement put out there by somebody without my permission and i'm highly offended. >> reporter: and it's happened to other familiar faces. ellen degeneres blasted advertisers on her talk show. >> that was an ad for a skin serum for a product i do not use. >> reporter: for using her image in this skin care ad without permission. now it's brewer fighting back. >> i'm looking and speaking with lawyers to see what action i can take. >> if a company uses someone's image without their permission, they should immediately contact the company and tell them to pull the photo down. if they don't, they'll have to go to court to get them to pull
it down. >> reporter: now here's what complicates things. the companies that distributed brewer's ads online, rev content and contentad.com make it clear they don't create the material. they just post it telling abc news they're responding to brewer's request and taking steps to remove the image, george. >> okay, rebecca, thanks. coming up on "gma," "gma on the lookout." big parenting alert about baby monitors and how easy it could be for hackers to spy on your family. that's just ahead. in our next hour, four sisters teaming up to take down a nearly $200,000 debt. how they did it in just a year and a half. me of his favorite b; bailey doesn't know that you tried 8 different flavors until you found exactly the one she loves. all they know is, dinner time with you... is the best time of the day! at petsmart, we carry a wide selection of brands & flavors like beneful®, beyond and purina one® so you can find your pet's favorite. and if you find a lower price anywhere else, we'll match it! save up to $6 on select bags
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most popular brands on the market and found none of them provided enough safety. essentially inviting hackers into your home and some of your most private data. baby monitors, live streaming videos of children straight to their parents' smartphones and tablets but now a new study warning that mom and dad might not be the only ones watching. tech security firm rapid 7 putting nine different internet connected baby monitors to the test giving almost all of the devices, a failing grade. one "d" and eight "f's" overall, we did find some devices that had exploit issues. potential vulnerabilities? accessing personal information from your wi-fi network or even potentially giving hackers realtime control of the device. >> i heard a voice and it was screaming at my daughter, screaming, wake up, baby. wake up, baby.
>> reporter: the shreks say it came from hackers using an internet back door to take control of the camera in their 10-month-old daughter's bedroom. a manufacturer's association representing the makers of baby monitors tells abc news if a consumer is concerned about the safety of their baby monitor, they should contact the manufacturer directly. so what can you do to make your crib cam more safe? rapid 7 recommends parents disable unnecessary features like video recording or storing footage on the internet. never connect the devices to public wi-fi. use cellular data, and finally, just in case, unplug the machines when not in use. and experts say higher price models don't necessarily provide more security. in fact, pricier models often come with more features which could give hackers more ways to potentially access a camera. and this might sound really obvious but change the pass word from the default. a lot of times it's 1234 really easy for hackers to guess.
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we are back now with that big oscar news. there will be two hosts next year, the announcement generating so much buzz online and abc's sara haines is in the social square with the latest. sara. >> thanks, amy. there is nothing i love more than awards season so when this major tidbit of two oscar hosts rather than one was announced by one of the producers in an interview, my mind started reeling. >> please welcome our host her majesty whoopi goldberg. >> reporter: no one makes an entrance quite like whoopi. ♪ it's clear to see and you
haven't yet hit pukerty ♪ reporter: sings an opening number like billy or takes a selfie like ellen. throughout the years countless hosts have ruled the oscar stage. >> acting is a noble profession. >> reporter: but sometimes even the best leave us wanting more. and in 2016, more is what we'll get. with not one, but two hosts. a concept that's been tried and sometimes failed in the past. >> it used to be you get naked, you get nominated. not anymore. >> reporter: the last duo to hit the stage, anne hathaway and james franco in 2011 got mixed reviews but who would make up the ultimate hosting dream team in 2016? how about hollywood's favorite gal pal, tina fey and amy poehler. >> proves that there are still great roles for women over 40 as long as you get hired when you're under 40. >> reporter: or maybe bffs, j. law and amy schumer. whoever it ends up being here's hoping that they will prove that
two is better than one. now, besides tina and amy we wanted to know who you thought would make a good hosting duo. so we asked you to tweet us some of your suggestions and there are some good ones here. another duo, ellen degeneres and melissa mccarthy. kevin hart and the rock. that's good. another suggestion, bring back whoopi goldberg and billy crystal to do it together. >> all great suggestions. >> i forgot about melissa mccarthy. she would be amazing. >> yeah, she would. >> way to go. >> totally. i think her and her husband would be funny. >> that scene from "bridesmaids," the greatest. >> we'll come back with an important headline for parents in our next hour. coming up, the "gma" open brought to you by voya financial. changing the way you think of retirement.
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two of the most anticipated ones being revealed live right here. tennis takes over times square. it's time for the "gma" open. tennis star james blake here live as we say -- >> good morning, america. [ cheers and applause ] >> and a tennis court in times square this morning. how about that for the u.s. open? you guys are going to be playing a little bit. >> i'll be playing badly and lara is going to be playing well. >> no. our hall-of-famer. >> that's like my dream come true. the a tennis court at work? >> whoo-hoo. >> so excited. >> very happy you're happy, lara. and we are all taking part in a global event as well. you may have heard of the unboxing phenomenon when it comes to toys. this morning super fans around the world are unboxing the brand-new "star wars" toys. you can tell by the music, right. wait till you see what's inside these boxes, guarded by our huge
lego storm trooper. he's one of the new heroes of "the force awakens." >> very excited kids running around and now to paula faris with the morning rundown. >> we do begin with breaking news. a big win for quarterback tom brady and major embarrassment for nfl commissioner roger goodell. an nfl judge has thrown out brady's suspension in the deflategate case which means he can start the season opener against the steelers one week from tonight. in his ruling the judge said roger goodell went too far punishing brady who insisted he played no role in deflating footballs in the playoff game. ryan smith has covered the story from the beginning. this is a huge surprise. >> the ruling really shocking people. many thinking the nfl would win this one but the judge saying the nfl suspension of tom brady was based upon several significant legal deficiencies. he said the league failed to
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welcom welcome back to "gma." time now for the "heat index" and this morning's hot button, parenting alert about adhd. as kids head back to school it's also the season for diagnosis of attention disorders appear to be on the rise and a brand-new survey reveals that parents may have the best instincts as to whether children actually need help. linzie janis has the details. >> reporter: this morning a new report from the cdc saying parents may be the best at picking up early signs of adhd in their children. >> i just knew something was off. his frustration level was very high and he was very defiant and he was about 3 years old.
>> reporter: katie schumaker's son brian was officially diagnosed with adhd when he was 7 years old. but katie says she suspected he had the disorder when he was just 2 years old. >> he said everything goes through my head so fast i can't catch it and then i realized i had to do something so i spoke to my pediatrician. >> reporter: the shumakers' story reflective of the cdc's findings in roughly 65% of the 3,000 cases they reviewed. the cdc concluding that parents and not other caretakers in the child's world are often the first and sometimes the best detectors of early signs of adhd. >> one of the things that i feel very fortunate about is that i was home with my children and i was able to see his frustration. if you would have told me in the beginning of his journey in kindergarten or first grade that brian would be the boy he is right now, i would say you're crazy. brian is very happy.
>> reporter: for "good morning america," linzie janis, abc news, new york. >> so if you're concerned your child may have adhd, doctors say you should look for behaviors that are more than average for a child their age. that includes distractible, impulsivity and restless behavior. trouble getting dressed, trouble getting organized. not able to sit through dinner the symptoms should also be present in multiple settings, at home and at school. if it's just occurring in one place it could be limited to that location. for another reason, so as always, seek out the help of a medical professional. certainly good advice. >> a lot of good advice. >> thanks, amy. now we turn to our series, secret cash stash and this morning, we have the story of four sisters in their 20s, they were drowning in debt. we first saw the sisters in "forbes" magazine and needed to learn their secrets to erasing nearly $200,000 and, guys, they did it in less than two years. becky worley shows us how. >> reporter: the barrientos sisters from dallas, texas, had
always been close. four young women, four years apart but with one big problem they were all confronting. >> it was a bit embarrassing to admit that, oh, i have so much debt and i can't really make a dent in it. in my case i had stopped making payments because i couldn't keep up. >> reporter: they had a combined income of $106,000 a year. but between student loans, car payments and credit cards, their combined debt had ballooned to $182,000. insurmountable they feared but then these sisters came up with a novel concept, band together and attack it as a team. >> their loan became our loan. it was no longer your debt, it was our debt. >> reporter: and now they're sharing their secrets. first step, move in together. all four sisters rented a house and became roommates, a savings of $400 a month. another secret, they direct deposited their paychecks to a joint account. >> we're going to pass out some allowance. >> reporter: and held sister meetings where they handed out
an allowance of $75 each every two weeks for spending money. the plan, credit cards paid off first. student loans last and within a month, credit cards were paid in full. would you believe that within six months, all of their car loans were paid off too. a savings of $844.86 a month. for $10,037.12 a year. and they were just getting started. another cost cutting tip they combined car insurance policies saving $191 a month or $2,292 a year and also cut out cable tv. saving $174 a month or $2,088 a year. now, 75 bucks every two weeks isn't a lot of money so how did they get by? well, when they did go out they shared entrees and shopping for clothes, well, that was drop at thrift stores. incredibly 18 months after they
started, all four student loans were paid in full. >> no way would we have gotten done with our payments within the next 10, 15 years. >> and definitely no way we would have done it in 18 months. >> reporter: $182,000 in debt vanished in 18 months by sheer discipline, sacrifice and a plan that could work for you too. for "good morning america," becky worley, abc news, new york. >> wow! >> two key word, discipline and sacrifice and rebecca jarvis, abc's chief business correspondent is back with us with even more tips. rebecca. >> hey, lara, this is a story. i mean their story is incredible. you can see what they did, what they -- very inspirational much it's a perfect time for people to start thinking about this. it's back to school. parents are setting budgets for their kids for their family so that's the first thing you want to do is set that budget. do it right now. there's a lot of technology out there that will help you do this. apps like mint will let you track everything that you're spending, every account you have open. also, for paying down that debt -- >> that's great. i think it's a good thing to teach kids. >> actually you can teach your
kids more about this. my mom used to do this with me. we would go shopping. and she would say, look at every price and add them up. think about what you're putting in your shopping cart. this is a great thing you can do with your kids and teach it early. debts, pay the most expensive ones down first. if you're paying interest on those debts that's continuously adding more and more debt. >> some would think let me get the little ones taken care of because that's -- the list is shorter, but, no, you're not really getting a good bang for your buck. >> exactly. it might feel satisfying, but really, you're just adding more debt. so, list them, know exactly which credit cards you have. know which car loans you have outstanding. in general the credit cards will be the most expensive debts that you own and lastly, pay in cash. it is phenomenal what paying in cash can do if you have that budget in place, you take out a certain amount every single week and you stick to that budget. you're going to save 20%. studies are showing this right now that people who switch over to cash and i followed a couple of people who have done this.
>> once it's gone it's gone. >> it's incredible. >> i guess i can't buy that. >> can't go back to the atm after that. >> once it's gone. >> those are great tips. rebecca, thank you so much. >> thank you. >> thank you. next up here on the "gma heat index," this is a bizarre medical mystery, a woman who hears her own body sounds. her eyes moving, her heart beating. paula has more on what she calls the chaos in her ears. >> disconcerting to say the least imagine going through life hearing your footsteps rumble through your brain, your heartbeat amplified like the bass in a song and your eyes shifting. that is how this young woman went through life but now, it's all changed. just like the comic book hero daredevil enhanced hearing sounds like an amazing superpower. but imagine if you could actually hear your own body's every sound, every move all day long, your heart beating. your eyes moving, your bones creaking. this is what life is like for rachel pine.
drastically enhanced hearing. every tiny move her body makes is amplified. >> it started just almost all the time every day. i mean i could hear my neck muscles moving like different things inside my body and when you tell people they're like, you're crazy. >> reporter: worse, it was debilitating. she stopped all of her hobbies and worked only as much as she had to. >> i would end up in bed usually before noon and just lay there. i couldn't watch tv. it was too loud. i couldn't listen to music. just basically had to lay there and hear my heartbeat and feel my brain spin. >> reporter: nine different doctors and not a single diagnosis. constant dizzy spells with no answers. until she found dr. quintin gopen a surgeon from ucla who diagnosed a rare condition. superior semicircular canal dehiscence. >> what that means the inner ear, which is the organ that is
in charge of balance and hearing has an abnormal opening in the bone and so you tend to hear internal sound us amplified like your heart beat and things moving inside. >> reporter: rachel was thrilled her experience had a name. >> we got in the elevator and i was crying, i was so happy. >> reporter: ucla has discovered a minimally invasive surgery fix plugging up that tiny hole through a small incision the size of a dime in the skull. rachel's surgery takes about two hours. >> i'm inside her skull and i've come down to this point and i know her hole is right there. right there and so that's where i want to point this green pointer right here. you see the green pointer shows me that's where i need to go. >> reporter: for many patients results are immediate. >> we do this surgery in about 90 minutes and they wake up and say my symptoms are gone. >> reporter: and that's exactly what happened. >> when i woke up from surgery i knew right off the bat that i was better and i had no more dizziness and talking to the nurse right when i woke up and i was ready to get up and go somewhere. >> reporter: now rachel has her
life back. happy to hear normal sounds again and grinning from ear to ear. >> that's enough to drive you crazy. as you heard in the piece, she saw nine different doctors, and they told her, you have a migraine, you are dehydrated, you might have a uti. she had to advocate for herself and knew something wasn't right. >> she was listening to herself in the right way. >> listening to her body, yes, she was. >> happy everything is good for her. let's head outside to ginger. >> ginger, what do you got? >> we are celebrating the u.s. open with a tennis court in times square. i have my mini tennis players he, my mini racket. we playing scoot because we found out it doesn't work. my dad makes tennis courts so i should know these things. it's been a warm couple of days. you don't think it's that big a deal. it is warm and the waterspouts there, we got some from georgia, the double waterspout. nice picture. out in the pacific northwest, look at that. the fire danger still high in nevada.
the wind, gusty. good morning, i'm abc 7 news meteorologist mike nicco with your bay area forecast. hold on to the hats and grab the sunglasses. breezy, bright and cool today. 40s are on the way inland. summer heat does return this weekend. 60s along the coast. 70s everywhere else. tonight we'll be in the low to upper 50s under a mostly clear sky. my seven-day forecast fastest breezes, coolest tomorrow, summer is ba >> i want to try one more time. it's hot out here, isn't it? >> all: yes! >> yeah, it's totally hot out here. >> we can confirm. thank you very much. you know what else is hot "pop news," happy thursday, everybody and that music, there is a reason. cate blanchett has some 'splainin' to do. the academy award-winning actress is reportedly set to
play lucille ball in a new bio pick. it will focus on ball's relationship with her first husband desi arnaz who starred alongside her in "i love lucy." her two children are producing the film with aaron sorkin. >> that is fascinating. >> it's going to be a good one. no word yet on who ethel -- the ethel to cate's lucille will be. no doubt we will adore the new duo just as much as we all love lucy. >> amy schumer. >> amy schumer. that's good. you're like a casting director today. >> you've already casted the oscars. and now you're casting hollywood films. is there anything you can't do, george? >> let's keep going. >> also in "pop news" this morning, a real treasure within a treasure. that's why -- we just want to play the song. this is a neat story. you may recognize this famous rembrandt work. it's called "an old man in military costume" but
learning about another image underneath. scientists at the getty conservation institute out in california using state-of-the-art x-ray imaging have discovered a painting of a mysterious man wrapped in a cloak underneath the more famous work. >> wow. >> experts suggesting it may, in fact, be an early self-portrait of the dutch master. >> that's cool. >> isn't that cool? >> i love those kind of stories. finally or maybe not we'll see how timing is, this next story is a really big dill. >> oh, boy. >> a canadian farmer has grown this colossal cucumber. >> oh, wow. >> yes. >> daniel -- i can't look at -- daniel tomblin believes big larry -- as he named the vivacious veggie. >> he didn't name the cucumber. >> he named his cucumber. >> you have to name it. >> he named it big larry and it is the longest in the world. measuring a whopping 44 inches in length. that's more than 3 1/2 feet long. he submitted big larry to the
guinness book of world records but it can take them up to 12 weeks to respond. so, in the meantime, to preserve his prize possession, he built a custom jar and plans to eventually turn the giant cucumber into one doozy of a dill pickle. >> will big larry shrink then. >> i would imagine there would be shrinkage. >> this is the most uncomfortable "pop news" segment -- >> george is tearing up right now. >> it's -- >> i guess, okay. >> finally, first there was ike and tina then it was sonny and cher and now it's mrs. molly and smoke. ♪ the country music industry can be a dog eat dog world but in this case, everybody wins. "dueling banjos." >> the paws look really different. >> yes. >> something is different about them. >> they both just had manicures and, george, that's a very special edition of "pop news." >> this is going to be an emmy nomination.
>> do you feel? casting director has spoken. >> thank you, lara. coming up, there's a stormtrooper on duty guarding some of the hottest new "star wars" toys. we're about to unveil them next right here on "gma." plus, we have "deals & steals" for your kitchen and your dining room. look at that just ahead. tory johnson with major markdowns, get your computers ready. all coming up next here on "gma." plus, tennis in times square. ♪ ooh-la-la
good morning, i'm kristen sze. we have breaking news from fremont. a part of the parkway is closed because of a violent traffic accident south of thornton avenue. a car hit a tree and the crash split the car in half. it's closed between se coy ya road. the condition of the driver is unknown. we'll bring you details as we get them. let's talk about the rest of your commute. >> let's show you where that's located if you're not familiar with it. i'm going to hone in on that section of the parkway between thornton avenue and as we swing over to 2nd avenue, we have that
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san francisco and half-moon bay. my seven-day forecast, even cooler tomorrow but summer returns this [ cheers and applause ] good morning, america. you are getting your first look at the four "entertainment weekly" covers celebrating tgit and shonda rhimes. the cast of her hit shows, "grey's anatomy," scandal and "how to get away with murder." that's pretty cool, all abc show, that's really nice and all part of abc's powerhouse thursday night lineup, tgit, everybody, premiering september 24th and upcoming thursdays we'll give you a first look at more exclusive covers from "people" and "essence," as well. >> a lot to look forward to. but also this morning, look at this. the u.s. open is under way. we are sitting here at our desk of tennis balls. because former tennis pro, james
blake, is joining us with some pro tips just ahead. we are looking forward to that. yes, smile and wave to the camera. but in the meantime, let's go up to george and paula. >> we got a lot of excited kids here right now. big crowd here in times square. all around the world this is a global event. the hottest new toys from "star wars: "the force awakens," about to be unboxed right now. >> it is a big day, a lot of cute jedi warriors here. we will have what will be two of the most popular toys right here and this stormtrooper has been guarding them all morning. exciting is building but first let's see more of the newest "star wars" toys. >> you guys, this is it. the first one is happening. >> reporter: a force began to awaken starting in sydney, australia, last night. >> you could build any kind of shape and size. >> reporter: the first ever live global toy unboxing event. >> one, two, three. >> reporter: one after the next new toys from "star wars: the force awakens" literally unboxed in different cities around the
globe. >> just like my little r2 when i was a kid. >> reporter: all streaming live online. [ speaking a foreign language ] >> reporter: in seoul, south carolina, it was this new lego x wing fighter like the one oscar isaac's character flies in the movie. and in paris, it was the triple lightsaber. the celebration now landing in times square where this planet's biggest toy testing sensation -- >> i'll test it in real life. >> reporter: -- wants in on the action, evan from "evantubehd" with nearly 2 million subscribers, is here to give us his take on two more toys from a galaxy far, far away. >> here he is right now, here is evan from "evantubehd." you see all these lightsabers. we got them here fast from paris. now we'll unbox some of the newest disney store toys that are coming up right now.
and we're ready to go. what do you think about this? are you excited? >> yeah, i'm really excited. >> let's not wait a second longer. let's go for the first one right now. >> oh, wow. >> whoa. >> you can hear the oohs and aahs. and this is the new lego "star wars" millennium falcon, one of the most beloved parts of "star wars" coming back in "the force awakens." has six figures, 1300 pieces, evan, the biggest of all the lego "star wars" set and unboxing is just kind of unboxing the particular item and giving us some color commentary on it. what do you think? >> i like it because you can open up and a lot of details and comes with a lot of figures you can play with too. >> and the whole world just watched you do that. this is being broadcast all around the world right now. this unboxing right here on abc. what do you have over there? >> first of all, kids, what do you guys think about it? [ cheers and applause ]
next up, one of the most highly anticipated "star wars" toys. drum roll, please. [ drum roll ] >> three, two, one. oh, i have to do that. that's right. here we go. >> this is the bb-8. it will hold the key to the new force awakened story. it's an app enabled droid. >> oh, my goodness. showing it off right now. >> you're actually controlling that with your phone. >> with an app. >> what do you think about it? >> it's pretty cool. >> it takes some practice, though, huh. >> yeah, you have to get used to it. >> we're not going to let it roll off the table. >> no, we'll go right here. >> yes. >> what do you think, kids? [ cheers and applause ] >> here. let's move the millennium falcon so we can get a better angle. >> there you go. >> hard to get used to it. you seem to be doing this with ease, evan.
>> evan has the hang of it. >> i don't think we could do that. >> there's no way. >> when i tried the drone i think you remember that day. two new star war wars /* unveiled. there are even more toys unboxed. watch it happen live on our special livestream by going to goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! plus, you can see a special unboxing on "jimmy kimmel live" tonight. >> that should be entertaining. remember, all of these great toys are going to go on sale at midnight. kids, you will all be in bed, but your parents can buy at disney stores and retailers across the country. >> way to go, evan. >> really good. can you make it spin? lots of excitement. now we take you behind-the-scenes with the worldwide cult phenomenon "impractical jokers." high school pals still having fun together heading into their 100th tv show with their wackiest stunt yet. abc's rebecca jarvis has their story. >> welcome to the bathroom of horrors.
>> reporter: four lifelong friends. >> the judge of the talent show. >> to be more precise it's a children's talent show. >> reporter: doing whatever it takes to embarrass each other. >> that was good, not great. >> that was -- that was good, not great. >> reporter: it's a hit show on trutv called "impractical jokers." and if one refuses a challenge -- >> hey, cool, guy, why don't you take those shades off? >> that's not happening. >> reporter: be prepared for punishment. >> geronimo! >> reporter: how did you come up with this idea. >> we were pranking each other and doing it all our lives so wanted to put that forward and put that for america to see. >> reporter: the show has a cult following with millions of fans across the world. we caught up with three of the stars before their craziest stunt yet. tonight on live tv walking
across a tightrope 60 feet high to celebrate their 100th show. >> we wanted to do something together and big and then we add the charity angle so be killing ourselves for a good reason. >> reporter: we got a sneak peek into their practice. >> how about that at 60 feet. >> reporter: clearly taking this stunt very seriously. what do you have underneath? >> we just ordered a net off ebay. we hope it gets here on time. amazon prime. it should get here on time. >> you'll know once you're up there whether or not it got here or not. >> reporter: these high school friends living their dream. what's your number one piece of advice. >> don't give up. we've been trying this 26 years, except if you're not funny, give up, stop. >> reporter: for "good morning america," rebecca jarvis, abc news. >> the 100th episode of "impractical jokers" airs tonight on trutv. outside to ginger with her "ask zee." >> so many great kids out here but we have two adorable michigan cousins that have a great question this morning on
"ask zee." hi, ginger zee. why is there not clouds in the sky? >> like today. >> just like today. all right, lily and anne marie, when the sky is that brilliant blue you usually have a big high pressure system in the atmosphere. now, under high pressure air sinks toward the ground. it compresses and it warms. that's the opposite of the ingredients that are needed to make a cloud. so air would need to rise to make a cloud so that's how you get that brilliant blue sky. parents, i want you to submit your kids' weather video questions using #askzeegma. they have to be video and you can post them right on my facebook and might see themselves on "gma." good morning, i'm meteorologist mike nicco. 68 in san francisco today. a lot of mid-70s to low 80s for highs in the rest of our
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♪ you know what thursday mean, "deals & steals" time. tory johnson with big bargains for your home today. >> yes, fun, right? in the kitchen, let's go. spin it around. perfect. so first up from emeril a set of six colored knives. sort of does every single thing you need for chopping and planning in the kitchen and comes with all the sheaths for protective to be able to stick into the drawer. an amazing deal on these. like really great handles. too bad we can't like feel that but it's like really just great handles. anyway, normally $40, this set is slashed by 63%, $15. >> and people like color -- >> they like it to avoid cross contamination. you know you're using the yellow knife when cutting vegetables, purple one when cutting meats, whatever plan you decide. a lot of times when you got a lot of tough going on people love it for that reason. >> what do we have here? >> really fun. grab one, california there.
so this company is called a heirloom based in brooklyn and hand cut these cutting boards based on states. every single state, mini state cutting boards. i love them made with renewable bamboo. >> they feel great. >> so great to use in the kitchen or serving cheese when entertaining. think ahead for holiday gifts. i think this is going to be a really good one at a really great price. normally $38 slashed in half, 19 bucks. >> really great deal, okay. okay, another great one so this is from -- this company called suzanna. 100% cotton, four place mats and a runner. aren't those beautiful? >> these are really nice. 20 different patterns, big assortment so no matter what your sort of color scheme is in your home or kitchen you've got a lot to choose from. you could reverse it like that if you'd like. any way you want, machine washable as well which is also great. really good deal. normally, $80. >> he's making fun of "m" >> that's okay. slashed to $28 so 65% discount on these. that's okay.
eddie can do that from over there, right? easy for him. easy for him. i love this company hampton forge. this is 20 pieces. it's a five-piece place set egg or, no matter what, i don't know how you use -- i don't know who sets these five place settings anymore, but a lot of people do when you want to have people over, otherwise it serves a lot more if everybody is getting one fork and one knife. you can have more than just that four people you're taking care of stainless steel, dishwasher safe, a really great deal, four different sets to choose from, normally 30 to $50 slashed by 57%, so $13 to $20. >> not bad. this is handy. >> this is fun. last but not least from hamilton beech, the breakfast burrito maker. timer so you won't burn anything. what's great is you can make an omelet, burrito, crepes, anything and super easy to clean. different plates depending on what you're making. >> not easy to put back together.
>> it's backwards. i know you'd do great in a kitchen. normally $45 slashed in half, $22.50, can't beat that. >> a lot of great deals. thanks to all these companies. head to goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! to get the codes and links for these bargains and coming up, a real-life tennis superhero, the young player overcoming so much to get back on the courts. plus, our team is going to go head-to-head on the court. everyone getting ready. built by voya right here in times
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vicky duvall beat samantha stosur at the u.s. open two years ago -- >> welcome to the big time. >> reporter: -- it seemed like the perfect beginning of a fairy tale career. >> i don't take anything for granted. you never know what can happen any day. >> reporter: little did tennis' cinderella know how prophetic her words would be. less than a year after that. >> i had a lump about this big right here. >> reporter: duval was diagnosed with hodgkin's lymphoma the day before wimbledon but still won her first match but by the second match. >> i cried the whole entire match. i thought i was going to die. to me cancer meant death. >> a little bit overwhelmed. >> reporter: the rising star of the women's tennis association left the court behind for chemo. >> that was definitely the lowest point of my life. >> reporter: duval got through the worst of it, by repeating her mantra, i'm not sick. i'm not sick, until her nausea subsided. that, and support from her
fellow competitors, helped her stay positive. ♪ >> reporter: today the teen sensation is cancer-free and spends every minute living life to its fullest. ♪ look at that >> seems like nothing can really get me down no matter what. >> reporter: after a punishing 14 months duval is thriving and back in the game. competing in the mixed doubles at the u.s. open. >> this is what i work for. it just fees so good to be back. >> an amazing story and joining us is former tennis pro james blake who at the height of his career was ranked number four in the world then i know this story is something you can really relate to. you too had to overcome a lot of serious obstacles. you broke your neck in 2004, i believe. >> yeah. >> your dad passed away that same year and yet you came back in 2005 and got quite an award. the comeback player of the year award. >> yeah, yeah, so that was -- tough to go through at the time but back on tour and so welcomed back by the guys and vicky is an inspirational story and part of the reason why i do so much with
my foundation, the james blake foundation, for cancer research to hear more stories like vicky and have more stories and great to see her back and hope she does well and continues her rise back to success. >> and we'll all be rooting for vicky playing today as -- and serena just advanced. >> yeah. >> i know you're a good friend of hers. >> yeah. >> this is big for her. could be a major event if she does win the u.s. open it'll be the slam. >> yeah, i think it's great for her. i hi she's almost been underappreciated. she sets the bar so high, so great for so long and this is letting people know just how great she is. probably the best of all time in my opinion and hopefully there will be great kind of cap the year for her. >> i want to talk to you again. you mentioned your foundation, about to run the marathon and you do raise money in honor of your dad who passed from gastric cancer. >> yes, i'm running the marathon this year which i have never run more than five miles in my life before i started and trained for this. i'm sort of excited and sort of in pain doing that. it's for the james blake
foundation. i saw care line wozniacki do it last year and said hopefully i can do it, too, and raise a lot of money for a good cause. >> how do people get involved? >> search for james blake and anybody who donates $10 or more get into a drawing for a free lesson with me. i'll do it wherever in the country. >> i'm in. i'll take a lesson. >> $10 and you can win a lesson with me. you'll get a free lesson here today. >> i want to call in my girls. amy robach, james holmes, sara haines on centre court thanks to voya. >> everybody looks the part. >> so, we look the part. >> so, these guys don't play but what advice do you have for them if they want to pick up that racket and try something new. >> first easy, just watch the ball, keep your eye on the ball. sit and lift, go through it and -- >> sit and lift. >> so like this. >> let's do it. you guys ready? want to give this back to you. >> i don't know how we'll do this.
>> i don't want to go up item. >> james, i'll be up here, i'll be keeping score. >> okay. go, sara. >> that counts. that counts. in. we got another one. >> you got it, amy. >> yay, amy. >> i love it, show. >> and, amy, you look so pretty. >> yeah, you look great. you look great. >> oh. >> lara is actually good. >> there you go. you got it. look at this, improvement already. >> let's go. >> lara spencer looking strong. >> oh! >> oh. >> don't hurt the spectators. i got it. there you go. >> this is last point according to our -- >> yeah. >> first piece of advice, watch the ball. >> watch the ball. >> guess what, everybody, this is the last point. >> she's taking mine. she doesn't want me to hit it. >> she's got it. >> congratulations. >> thank you very much. >> great time. >> thank you so much to james blake. thank you to my partner, sara, amy, best dressed award.
thank you, james blake ang thank you to voya financial for making my personal dream come true having a tennis court in times square and check out more u.s. open second round matches today, 11:00 a.m. eastern on espn3. 1:00 p.m. eastern on espn and we'll be right back. love, love is all around. the "gma" open is brought to you by voya financial. changing the way you think of retirement. ♪ i'm a natural and then
[ cheers and applause ] we have two u.s. open tickets to give away. let's see who the lucky winner. >> number 15. number 15. >> who is 15? >> we have a winner. [ cheers and applause ] we have a winner! >> happy thursday, everyone. congratulations. >> you're going to the open. >> she's so excited. >> she's thrilled on the inside.
good morning, i'm kristen sze. let's check out your forecast with meteorologist mike nicco. >> good morning, everybody. a little touch of fall in our forecast today and tomorrow the breezes will kick up and temperatures will drop below average along the coast in san francisco. low to mid-70s around the bay. we'll get to near 80 in our inland east bay. if you're going to the game tonight, make sure you have the hoody. 66 at 7:00 dropping down to 60 and breezy down in santa clara. it's going to be very summer lieng saturday through the rest of the weekend. we're taking a look at the san mateo bridge. we are under our normal travel time between 880 and 101. normal normally it takes much longer than 25 minutes. santa rosa, we have a cig alert because of an accident. westbound side of highway 12 at 101.
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