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good morning, america. new this morning, front-runners under fire. two of the top republican presidential candidates feeling heat for their remarks about muslims in america. donald trump and ben carson not backing down. a new poll shows trump hitting his first bump on the trail. carly fiorina surging. breaking overnight. apple hacked. the first ever breach of its kind. hundreds of apps affected. potentially exposing personal information and passwords. raising major security questions this morning. are your ipad and iphone at risk? pope francis. welcomed by fidel castro. hundreds of thousands lined the streets in cuba. a protester stopped as he raced toward the pontiff. as he gets ready to come to america. and a night of firsts at the emmys. >> and the emmy goes to -- jon hamm, "mad men."
>> jon hamm finally taking home best actor for "mad men." >> there's been a terrible mistake clearly. >> viola davis making history. >> the only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity. >> and "game of thrones" crowned the night's big winner. we have your all-access pass as we say -- >> good morning, america. and we do say good morning, america, on this monday morning. such a big night. you said everyone was excited about jon hamm. >> glad to see him and peter dinklage win. well deserved. >> as for viola davis. the first woman of color to win for best actress in a drama. what a powerful, poignant speech. we'll have so much more ahead. >> a little bit of history there. a lot of heart. we begin with the new polls.
good news for women in the race for the white house. they show carly fiorina surging. through the republican field. hillary clinton gaining strength on the democratic side. as ben carson and donald trump draw fire. for their comments on muslims in america. tom llamas joins us with that. good morning, tom. >> reporter: good morning to you, george. so many talking about the new poll this morning. we'll have more in a moment. first, what some of the gop candidates said and didn't say about the muslims in the u.s. has tolerance front and center for the gop. this morning, ben carson not apologizing for these remarks. >> do you believe islam is consistent with the constitution? >> i do not. i would not advocate we put a muslim in charge of this nation. i absolutely would not agree with that. >> reporter: his words prompting a prominent islamic american organization to call for him to get out of the race. the carson campaign saying, absolutely not. not backing down. telling abc news, dr. carson, a devout christian, believes an
person whose faith is deeply seated in islam -- is inconsistent with the values of america. this coming after days donald trump had no comment. >> we have a problem in the country. it's called muslims. >> reporter: the man also calling president obama, who is a christian, a muslim. george asking trump about this. >> why can't you just say definitively, yes or no? you have raised it many times. he's not a muslim. >> you have raised the question. i haven't raised the question. i don't talk about it. i don't like to talk about somebody else's faith. >> he said muslims are a problem in the country. do you agree? >> well, in some cases, george, we can say no and be politically correct and say everything is wonderful. certainly, it's a problem. at the same time, we have fabulous people living here muslims, and they -- have done fantastically well. but certainly it is a problem. you look around the world, it is a problem. >> reporter: and this morning, carly fiorina is feeling the pressure.
of her improving poll numbers. donald trump on a twitter tirade against her last night, questioning her business background and saying she cannot become the nominee. george. >> let's talk about that with matthew dowd. our political analyst. you see carly fiorina, huge jump in the cnn poll. she'll now face questions about can she broaden her base? >> this is the first time. these are always a test to the campaign. it's your time in the sun. are you ready to shine? or will you get burned? that's the point in time. she's not had to face that yet. >> trump and carson facing questions. over their comments on muslims in america. is this your view this puts a ceiling on their support or solidifies their base? >> we may learn that over time. the interesting thing to me, we have talked about everything you're not supposed to talk about over dinner -- religion, sex, and race. i think this is a question. voters don't want to be embarrassed by what you say or do. we don't know yet if voters are embarrassed by what trump and carson have said.
>> meanwhile good news for hillary clinton in the poll. >> she's hit a floor, it looks like. she's drop from the 06s, to the 50s, to the 40s. in that poll is, will it draw joe biden into the race? does he think he has a chance? >> if he doesn't get in, a lot of his support goes to hillary clinton, not bernie sanders. >> joe biden is almost in second. >> matthew dowd, thank you very much. now to the pope's historic visit to cuba and the u.s. pope francis arriving in cuba greeted by huge crowds. excitement building for his arrival. terry moran is with the pope in havana. >> reporter: this is the pope's last day. he's leaving havana for a couple cities. this was a trip supposed to be purely inspirational for cuba. but it's been touched by protest and controversy.
an unforgettable moment. the pope meets with fidel castro. the 89-year-old revolutionary and a pope who is shaking up the world, too. a jubilant welcome from the hundreds of young cubans here last night. and francis spoke to them off the cuff, sharing his very untraditional vision of a church that must never become too insolent. when a religion becomes a convent, it loses the best thing it has. it becomes about i'm good, you're bad. moral prediction. earlier sunday, thousands greeted francis in the sweltering heat, waving flags, reaching out to him. as francis arrived in the square. a dramatic scene a protester tries to reach the pope. he gets dragged away. celebrated mass.
a profound experience for everyone and the kids loved it too. how was it? >> i'm excited she says, i was like hooray it's the pope. we had a lot of fun. >> reporter: the pope will travel just 90 miles from here in cuba across the florida straigts to the united states but it's a world away from here. george. >> massive crowds expected to greet the pope and keeping him safe. it is one of the largest security operations in "america this morning" history and pierre thomas has that from washington. good morning. pierre. >> reporter: law officials have to secure the pope and protect the crowds. think inauguration scale security playing out over four days in three cities. one of the largest security
operations begins in less than 36 hours. >> it's a tremendous challenge for us the secret service. all hands on deck. >> reporter: the pope often wads into crowds to doekt people. tens of thousands expected to turn out in washington d.c., philadelphia and new york city. >> it's an ied explosion from a backpack. >> reporter: the nypd training for worst case scenarios. the secret service preparing for the pope's visit for months. in one scenario, a motorcade coming under attack. secret service agents respond. firing submachine guns. in another training scenario, emergency evasive driving with agents racing a vip out of harm's way. thousands of agents and local police deployed. the nypd police commissioner told george stephanopoulos he's sparing no resources.
>> he's going to want to meet and touch people. >> we'll watch closely as he's traveled around the world that how he's done it in the past. >> reporter: expect major disruptions in all three cities. some federal employees in d.c. urged not to come to work. some philadelphia schools closed. one man so important to so many, the stakes could not be higher. and everyone in law enforcement knows it. robin? george? >> no question. thank you, pierre. live coverage all week long of pope francis in america. beginning with his arrival in washington tomorrow around 4:00 p.m. >> you'll be there in d.c. for us. now to the major security questions for apple this morning. a first of its kind breach that could expose iphones and ipads to hackers. malicious software in hundreds of apps. rebecca jarvis is here with that. >> reporter: good morning. apple is known for rigid security and oversight. getting an app into apple's app store requires loads of security.
testing and clearances. this morning it appears hackers have found a new way in. >> introducing -- >> reporter: just weeks after announcing a brand-new iphone, apple finds itself in an unfamiliar position. victims of a large hack. that could steal your personal info, including passwords. cybersecurity firms reporting that a malicious program, called x code ghost infiltrated 344 apps in the app store. the infected apps primarily used by chinese consumers included a chat app, a car-hailing app, and a music app. the hack originated in china. experts are warning that while your ipad and iphone are safe for now, the breach could put apple at risk for more attacks in the future. apple released a statement saying we've removed the apps in the app store that we know have been created with the counterfeit software. we are working with developers
to make sure they're using the proper version to rebuild their apps. again, apple says it's removed the apps from the app store. they were primarily apps downloaded by chinese consumers. it's important to be vigilant. if you have an ipad and iphone, you should immediately update your apps and make sure they're on the latest version. it's also just good practice in these cases to change your other account passwords, george. and icloud. >> thank you, rebecca. now to the wildfires ravaging northern california. the fire destroyed over 1,000 homes, one of the worst in california history. rob marciano is here with more. >> more than 1,000 homes destroyed. north of san francisco. fourth worst now. a new fire broke out in monterey county over the weekend. much smaller fire but ten homes burned. one fatality there. fighting this from the ground and the air. very, very warm conditions yesterday and that will continue in northern california today. southern california, we have rain coming in. flash flood watches extend into parts of arizona and new mexico. two systems. one is tropical.
deep moisture with this. up through arizona. could see two, three, four inches of rain. potential for flash flooding. and mudslides over the next 48 hours. robin? >> thank you. now to the mysterious shootings along the freeway in phoenix. a 21-year-old man is in custody this morning. accused of being behind at least four of the shootings. he tells police they have the wrong guy. kayna whitworth has the story. >> reporter: is this the man responsible for terrorizing divers? this morning, phoenix police say they believe 21-year-old leslie allen merritt jr. is responsible for at least four of the 11 shootings. along an eight mile straight of an arizona highway. hitting a tour bus, suv and two cars. >> this suspect presents a dramatic and profound threat to the community. >> reporter: now facing nearly 30 felony charges says
he's innocent. >> i'm the wrong guy. i tried telling the detectives that. >> reporter: the father of two appeared in court after being arrested at a glendale walmart. police say they tracked bullet fragments found at the crime scenes, leading them to a gun he once owned. investigators checking pawnshops. for guns matching the fragments. last week, zeroing in on this pawnshop where merritt jr. allegedly pawned his gun. >> he's related to the first four shootings. due to the weapon that he owned being involved in those shootings. >> reporter: merritt, who reportedly grew up learning to shoot guns as seen in this video he posted on facebook, claims his gun has been in the pawnshop for the last two months, when those shootings happened. >> i haven't had access to a weapon. >> reporter: according to police documents the firearm was not in pawn status during the shootings. >> if he committed a crime with a firearm, my son has more sense than to pawn said firearm, because it links directly back to you. >> reporter: authorities believe he's responsible for four of the shootings. they're investigating what happened in the other seven. >> are there others out there?
copycats? that's possible. >> reporter: for "good morning america," kayna whitworth, abc news, phoenix, arizona. amy has the other top stories. starting with details about american hostages in the middle east. >> two americans held hostage in yemen are finally set free. after six months in captivity. sam feren and scott darden were greeted by the u.s. ambassador in oman. they secured their release. darden was delivering aid when rebels kidnapped him and others. the fate of a third hostage remains unknown. the obama administration is accepting more refugees. as the crisis in europe deepens. secretary of state john kerry saying the u.s. will accept 100,000 per year by 2017. that is 30,000 more than this year. a doctor's group is protesting the dramatic increase in the price of a life-saving drug. the medication went from $13 a pill to $750 a pill overnight. that's a 5,000% increase.
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if you're mike, you deliver the money back to domino's. he did the right thing and so he's getting free pizza for a year. here's my favorite thing. he put the pizza in the refrigerator. i guess he likes cold pizza. when he got frantic texts from the pizza place, he found the cold cash. >> at least they gave him a tip. >> helped you out with the pun, too. all the highlights from last night's emmys in just 30 seconds.
what a night at the emmys. that historic first and breakthrough winners. abc's nick watt there for all of the moments. >> reporter: on a sweltering starry night in los angeles, history was made. yes, andy samberg nailed the hosting. >> donald trump seems racist. what else? [ laughter ] >> reporter: gaga looked gorgeous and jimmy kimmel ate a winner's name. far more importantly, viola davis. >> reporter: "how to get away with murder's" viola davis is the first ever african-american to win lead drama actress. >> the only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity. [ applause ] >> reporter: it means a lot to you as an african-american woman to have this in your hand. >> absolutely it does. it means a lot. it means my work counts for something. it means that 27 years professionally that i put into this business means something.
>> reporter: and jon hamm, finally winning best drama actor in "mad men's" final season. >> there has been a -- terrible mistake. >> reporter: the end of an era on late night noted with the recently departed jon stewart taking that nod. >> to everybody on television, i just want to tell you, cling to it as long as you can. >> reporter: other big winners, amy schumer for "inside amy schumer." >> i know i should have written something down. >> reporter: "game of thrones" won four, so did "veep." julia louis dreyfus. banging best comedy actress winning for a stunning fourth year in a row. >> what a great honor it must be for you to honor me tonight. [ laughter ] oh, no, no. so sorry. donald trump said that. i'm sorry. >> reporter: and after that horrific car accident last year, an emotional return for tracy morgan. >> i've started to feel like myself again.
so -- which means a whole lot of y'all women are going to get pregnant at the after party. >> reporter: for "good morning america," nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> our thanks to nick. looks like tracy's back. we have more coming up. on the emmys and viola davis. >> we laughed. we cried. >> everything. also coming up, the parents mysteriously attacked by their own children. now speaking out. about the nearly fatal assault. and a neighborhood divided. one family suing another, saying their son who has autism is a public nuisance. the family now speaking out. a flu shot? lu n when it helps give a lifesaving vaccine to a child in need in a developing country. thanks to customers like you, walgreens "get a shot. give a shot." program has helped provide seven million vaccines. make your flu shot make a world of difference. walgreens. at the corner of happy and healthy.
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welcome back to "gma." pope francis arriving in eastern cuba. the next leg of his visit both here and there in the united states. he arrives in washington d.c. tomorrow afternoon. >> "good morning america." here's some other big headlines. an executive could be sentenced for live in prison for his role in a deadly salmonella out break. blamed for nine deaths. and u-2 forced to cancel because of a security breach. a man with a gun entered the arena. they will make up the show tomorrow. >> huge moment at the emmys last night. viola davis becoming the first
african-american woman to win best actress in a drama. "the speed feed" getting a lot of buzz. >> you think she had just come up with it on the spot and she a attributes it to someone special. >> we begin with the big twist in the story of those two young atlanta men who tried to kill their parents earlier this month. they're behind bars. now, their father and mother are saying they forgive them. mara schiavocampo is here with that story. >> reporter: robin, good morning. those parents speaking out for the first time. saying they don't know why their sons tried to kill them. it doesn't matter. they forgive them. they want the world to do the same. this morning, a mother and father supporting the sons accused of attacking them. >> we forgive our sons. we love them. unconditionally and we had to make sure that they understand that. >> reporter: the brothers facing charges after allegedly assaulting their parents earlier this month. >> please send someone to my house.
my children are trying to kill me. >> reporter: 17-year-old cameron and 22-year-old christopher accused of trying to kill yvonne and zachary irvin. allegedly trying to drug them and blow up the home. police arriving on the scene finding both parents with severe injuries. the two young men behind bars without bond. their attorney did not return our calls. >> those were not our boys that did that to us. we did not raise our boys that way. >> reporter: after attending a hearing on friday, the irvins spoke publicly for the first time. >> we're healing mentally and physically. >> it's all for the glory of god. >> reporter: yvonne, still healing. telling our atlanta affiliate wsb that despite the near deadly consequences, she, zachary, and their two sons are doing better. >> we understand there are consequences. for what they did. they understand that. we're praying that the world forgives them in the same way we forgive them. >> reporter: the brothers are facing charges of aggravated
assault with a deadly weapon and arson. the younger brother, still just 17, will be tried as an adult. in court documents, one of the brothers said they have been planning this since they were 11 years old. so a lot of people are curious about the motive here. >> still no, no -- >> the parents say they don't know why. a case of a little boy with autism whose parents are being sued by neighbors who say the boy is a public nuisance. complaining his bad behavior includes kicking and biting. lindsey davis is here with the story. >> the two couples who filed the lawsuit say this case is not about autism. it's about repeated assaults on neighborhood children and that child's parents not doing anything to stop it. so much for love thy neighbor. this california cul-de-sac is embroiled in a civil lawsuit aimed at having a neighborhood boy with autism declared a public nuisance. >> for us this case is not about autism. it's about the safety of our children. they were attacked on multiple
occasions. >> reporter: the two san jose area families don't blame the now 11-year-old boy. they claim the problem is his parents. they say they didn't do enough to control their son. >> they have been slapped, hit, kicked, terrorized. >> my son on his 4th birthday was riding his bike. the boy threw him to the ground, grabbed him by his hair and shook him violently. >> reporter: the plaintiffs are seeking unspecified damages. for the boy's alleged behavior as well as an injunction. requiring his parents to prevent future occurrences of the same. while no police report supports these claims, they believe their property values could be affected if they decide to sell their homes. >> when there's unchecked violence in a neighborhood, it is something we have to disclose when we either sell or rent our home. >> reporter: the family at the center of the suit is no longer living in the house. releasing a statement to abc
news overnight saying we are very disappointed by the nonfactual and deeply misstated incidents. we feel amounts to a modern day witch hunt against a small disabled child and his family. autism advocates worry this could set a disturbing precedent for families of children with autism. >> i would hope that the court doesn't rule against the family. that creates another barrier. that is not the solution. >> reporter: the two families say they filed the lawsuit as a last resort and won't drop the suit because the parents still own the home and could move back at any time. they claim the parents never apologized or took responsibility for the attacks. they say this lawsuit is an attempt to keep other children safe in the future. george? >> let's talk to dan abrams. the families bringing the suit say it's not about autism. what role does the disability play in the defense? >> it's going to be the defense. we have a child with a disability. there haven't been major injuries here. so why are we here?
that's not the end of it. you can't say, oh, i have a disabled child and therefore, whatever he does shouldn't mean there are legal consequences. in the end, if this child is assaulting other children, the question becomes parental supervision. this is not a lawsuit against the child. it's a lawsuit against the parents. saying that the parents didn't properly supervise a child who had particular needs for supervision. >> so does the fact that the family moved end the harm? >> look, if they had moved and sold the house, i would say that should end this case, right? we have to be able to figure a way to put this behind us. the family has left. what the neighbors are saying is maybe they've moved out. they still own the home and may move back in. so, this is one of these cases where you would hope they could resolve the differences and say, look, sell the house, or we'll make a deal, or properly supervise. et cetera. the damages become less.
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how to sing were "hail to the redskins." >> reporter: his growing family their third daughter due any day now and the skyrocketing cost of attending a game have put football on hold. tom hasn't been to a game in two years. >> with a family of four and today's economy, it's not top priority. even though it's a big deal to my family. >> things become more important than blowing a ton of money on a redskins game. you need to pay for swim lessons. >> reporter: we brought in will flaherty. from seatgeek. he says wait it out. websites like seatgeek and vivid seats offering steep discounts. as prices drop closer to game day. >> if you wait until 24, 48 hours before the game, you'll find the best deals. this ticket at $52, if you bought from the team is probably closer to $100. you're saving about 50%. >> that is great. to park in the actual lots are anywhere from $60 to $120. it's so expensive. that's just to park. >> reporter: instead of paying normal stadium parking prices,
check out apps like spot hero and parkwhiz. they'll save you money and a spot. >> there's one for $30. it's about $20 less. >> reporter: and finally, feed yourself. the average cost to feed family of four is as high as 80 bucks. check the outside food policy. if allowed, bring your own snacks. >> we haven't been able to take them to a game yet. it's something we're really looking forward to. >> reporter: on game day, the lamberts cheering on their beloved team. with a grand total of $292 back in their pocket. yeah, and their team won, they got to go to the game, saved $292. what do you do with that extra cash? you should reinvest it. lara, tailgate. take that money and eat and drink as much as possible in the parking lot. when i say drink, i mean, for the sake of -- >> of course. >> do it in the parking lot. and then you go in full, you don't have to spend more money.
>> these are life lessons. thank you so much. great money-saving there. i'm glad they won. coming up on "gma," a historymaking moment at the emmys. amy is in the social square with that. that's right. viola davis stealing the show with her win. it is what she said has people talking. it's in our "speed feed" just ahead. said has people talking. it's in our speed feed just ahead. yer who's worried about getting taken for a ride... don't worry. the only rides you'll get taken on at carmax are the ones you take yourself. but just in case that absolutely 100 percent perfect choice... ...turns out to be... less than perfect... we give you five days to change your mind. sorry.
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wherever the journey takes you, carry american express gold. it's more than a card. it's the gear that gets it done. time for "the speed feed." viola davis' golden moment. amy, you got all that for us. >> i do, robin. so much reaction about this moment. viola davis becoming the first black woman to win an emmy for best leading actress in a drama. her speech was powerful. take a listen. >> in my mind, i see a line. and over that line, i see green fields, and lovely flowers. and beautiful white women with their arms stretched out to me over that line. but i can't seem to get there no how. i can't seem to get over that line. >> oh, viola davis there, quoting harriet tubman.
people would argue, she got over that line last night. and thanked the people along the way. she was the top trend on twitter. since her big win. so many stars tweeting out support. like octavia spencer. she posted, viola, omg, history. so excited for you, baby. and then, there was another big moment of the night. emmy host andy samberg giving out his hbo now password. and the universe tried to log into his account. email@example.com. you know what, it actually worked for a bit and we tried this morning and alas, no longer. nice to known that he is a "game of thrones" fan. so many powerful moments. we cried. we laughed. >> andy was terrific. at the top of the hour, a family that saved big by not spending money for an entire year. ly that saved big by not spending money for an entire year. queso dip ♪
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now, from abc7 news. good morning, i'm eric thomas. police are looking for a man they say lured several children into his van. the first near willard middle school. the second occurred in the same area and involved a young girl. the suspect is described as hispanic. 30 years ago old, driving a minivan with tinted windows. and the heat in the mid-80s in san francisco. 80s and 90s around the bay hour. some 100s. it will be cooler wednesday and also this weekend. >> good morning. southbound 680 at bollinger
good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. a high school sexting scandal. raising big legal questions. a football player in trouble for having nude photos of himself on his phone. did the punishment go too far? dan abrams weighs in live. ♪ and best selling author jackie collins' secret revealed on the eve of her death. why she decided to hide it for nearly seven years. keeping it from even her sister, joan. one family's ultimate money-saving challenge. refusing to buy clothes, gadgets, and more, for a whole year. only spending on the essentials. >> the challenge stripped away the clutter. >> what you can learn from their strategy. ♪ and it's "gma's" biggest emmys afterparty ever. the biggest winner, hottest look, from sofia to amy to
kerry, we're breaking down who wore it best. the biggest risk takers. and the new fashion trends as we say -- >> good morning, america. >> good morning, america. >> all: good morning, america. [ laughter ] and good morning, america. look at all the stars on the red carpet last night at those emmys. >> we'll break down the evening's best looks just ahead. also this monday morning, a new series kicking off, going "app to school." get that, get that. all about the hottest new technology for the new school year. the app teachers and parents are using to track kids' behavior. coming up. >> i'll be paying attention to that one. also ahead, a big step for your family, robin. your sister dorothy starting out on a new adventure. a lifelong dream of hers. we see you guys right there. she's hoping it will inspire a lot of other people do the same.
>> i have never seen my sister happier. she's -- she has some -- life lessons she'll share with all of us a little bit later. now to amy with the morning rundown. >> good morning, everyone. the big story this morning, the pope attracting massive crowds in cuba. during his historic visit. he's heading to southern cuba this morning after addressing 300,000 people in havana, warning them about the temptations of wealth and urging them to serve one another, not an ideology. he also met with fidel castro. and with the pope arriving in washington tomorrow, one of the largest security operations in u.s. history is under way. >> breaking news out of texas. video of an explosion that has level add home near dallas. you see the debris scattered across the neighborhood. at least three people have been injured. two rushed to the hospital. no word yet on the extent of the injuries. the explosion was so powerful that nine other homes were damaged. the cause of the explosion remains under investigation.
in california, 162 homes have been destroyed in the wildfire north of san francisco. nearly 1,600 have been lost in recent weeks. but there are many stories of heroism. tim little drove through the flames to save this baby and her grandmoth grandmother. and now to another hero who risked his life to save a stranger, facing down flames on a pennsylvania highway, pulling a woman from a burning rv. we'll hear the latest from reena ninan. >> reporter: this morning, a pennsylvania man being hailed a hero. after helping the couple narrowly escape this horrific highway scene. joseph salsi traveling with his girlfriend, brenda jelly on friday, when he noticed the rv they were towing smoking. >> smoke started rolling out of the back. >> reporter: within moments, the vehicle erupting into flames. he was able to pull over and escape before it was fully engulfed. but jelly stays back to rescue the couple's cat and is trapped.
overcome, she loses consciousness. >> you're saying not everyone is out of the rv? >> reporter: one witness, navy vet christopher springs into action, charging into the inferno to save jelly. >> it was so toxic. i went to my knees. i felt her leg. the woman was unconscious. >> reporter: seconds after the two emerge, watch as the rv's brakes fail, sending it careening down the road. setting two other vehicles ablaze and knocking out power lines. the woman and her rescuer treated for smoke inhalation. before being released. incredibly, no one was seriously hurt. for "good morning america," reena ninan, abc news, new york. >> wow. a hero indeed. thank you, reena. finally, this takes hanging out to a whole new level. take a look at this group of daredevils. they strung up a rainbow-colored chain of hammocks, hundreds of feet up in the italian alps. it was meant as a tribute to peace and friendship.
some of them spent the night up there. proving once again that some people can sleep anywhere. i can't even imagine. >> read the paper. >> oh, my gosh. you don't want to rock the boat. there were two people in some of those hammocks in one. can you imagine? >> how would you sleep? >> apparently some got a lovely night of sleep. they said, enjoying the peacefulness. i don't see any peace in that. >> we have a lot more ahead. could one photo ruin your kid's life? the high school quarterback in trouble for having nude photographs of himself on his phone. we'll get into the debate over whether teen sexting punishments are going too far. and the family refusing to buy clothes, gadgets, and more for a whole year. how they managed to spend money only on the essentials. come on back. when is your flu shot more than a flu shot? when it helps give a lifesaving vaccine to a child in need in a developing country.
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that's the hot button. the high school football star with nude photos on his phone, reaching a plea deal. avoiding having to register as a sex offender. this is sparking a debate. ryan smith has the story. >> reporter: this morning, a star north carolina high school quarterback making headlines, but not for his plays on the field. 17-year-old cormega copening striking a plea deal. after facing child pornography charges for sexually exploiting a minor. himself. facing up to ten years in prison after police discovered nude pictures of himself, 16 at the time, and his then 16-year-old girlfriend on his cell phone, while investigating unrelated claims of sexting at his school last october. >> when our investigators went through his phone looking at the data on it, we saw that there were photos of himself and another person. >> reporter: neither copening or his girlfriend sharing the photos with anyone. they were charged with making
and possessing images of their underage selves. considering each the predator and the victim. >> the law says nobody can be in possession of explicit images of a minor. and there's no exception. >> reporter: authorities claiming the photographs were illegal. but the legal age of consent for sex in north carolina, 16. the young woman took a plea deal in july. earlier this month, the teen's lawyer fighting for the charges to be reduced. saving him prison time and keeping his name off the sex offender registry. >> it's a scary thing that my life could have been thrown down the drain. of some pictures. >> reporter: they've been ordered to do 30 hours of community service and are not allowed to have a cell phone for a year. if they comply, their records will be wiped clean. >> dan abrams here to talk about this. >> here's the head scratcher. in that state, they're old enough to have sex. but not old enough to take and
keep the pictures. >> these prosecutors should be ashamed of themselves. what are we talking about here? they're being charged as adults. but being treated as minors for the purposes of being victims. so they're both the perpetrators as adults and minors as victims. this is one of those cases where, the law is still on the books, and it could apply if you twist it, the way the prosecutors did. but should never have been prosecuted. one of those cases where the prosecutors should have used discretion to say -- this isn't what this law is designed to do. >> had they sent the photos elsewhere, in your mind, would that be different? >> yes. if this guy had sent out pictures of his girlfriend to other people, et cetera, a very different case. they're sending -- naked pictures of themselves to each other. if you're a parent and you want to say, they shouldn't be doing that, fine. talk to your child. talk to them about the dangers. i'm not minimizing that. we're talking about the criminal justice system getting involved
in consensual photos. they're allowed to look at themselves in the mirror naked. but they're not allowed to send a picture of themselves naked? >> you think this will change the law? >> yes, a lot of states are updating the laws to prevent something like this happening because of all of the selfies being taken. >> thank you, dan. let's go to amy. we turn now to the emmys. it was hot on the red carpet last night. literally and fashionably. nick watt has the details on how hollywood's a-listers tried to stay cool while still looking hot. >> reporter: yes, we care who wins the emmys and then -- there are the clothes. >> and let's not forget what tonight is really about. celebrating hilarious women and letting the internet weigh in on who looks the worst. ♪ >> reporter: it's hot out there,
joe. it was hot. they dealt with it okay. >> they did. and by hot, you mean it was 98 degrees. >> reporter: there was a lot of sweating. >> so hot. >> reporter: super hot. >> i must look like i'm melting. >> are you wearing an ice pack? >> reporter: i have one in my underpants. >> i like that. >> reporter: what's -- >> i don't know. i don't even know. >> the biggest trend is black. lady gaga looked amazing. >> reporter: so did schumer. in green. >> i'm going to do more of my tv show. and standup. and i'll remain incredibly lonely. >> reporter: i mean, there's no one out there for you? >> there's a lot out there for me. there's no one i know that i want to ask about their day. you know what i'm saying? >> reporter: yeah. best dressed in my book -- january jones, taraji p. henson. and sofia vergara. and man highlights, stamos' pocket square. >> this was frank sinatra's pocket square. i got it this morning from his manager for good luck.
>> reporter: and rob lowe. just everything about him. god, you look good. >> thank you so much. >> reporter: for "good morning america," nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> thanks to nick for that. joining us for our red carpet recap, "good housekeeping" style director lori bergamotto. thanks for being with us. >> thank you for having me. >> who are your best dressed picks? >> i'm with nick watt on rob lowe looking so good. allison janney looked amazing. january jones. i loved the jumpsuit. taraji p. henson. everybody was freaking out about her custom alexander wang. and sofia vergara, again, can do no wrong. she was in st. john. what i loved, it was a bit of a nontraditional night. even though these were our best dressed, they're all very different. >> they are. very classic. elegant. a big night for allison janney. her seventh emmy. >> record-breaking night for allison janney.
>> and look at that dress. >> i want to show you what i loved about her dress. i want to do the telestrator there. see the illusion panels. i think a lot of women over 40, which allison janney is use those panels at the decolletage covering mother sort of thing. it dates them. it ages them. ladies this is how you do it. >> there's no dating or aging on that. >> it's highlighting the thinnest part of her body. love that dress. >> a lot of the looks were simple. there were some risk takers. tell us who you liked. >> there were. nothing ventured, nothing gained. i loved kerry washington. heidi klum, the internet was all abuzz about. versace. and claire danes, who i loved. in prada. for this, everybody was talking about kerry washington. >> look at that dress. >> part of the reason is because she's become a fashion heavyweight. you can see here that's actually sheer. she's wearing a body suit underneath there.
and it's metallic-dotted lace. people are like, oh, she's a gladiator in true form. that's not metal. that's a lace. this was on the marc jacobs runway 72 hours before she wore it on the red carpet. this solidifies her as a fashion presence. >> i love the structure. it's a powerful, fierce, but feminine dress. >> yes. usually you see long gowns. and very prim. that was a risk taker. she did it perfectly. >> lori bergamotto, perfect as always. >> thank you. >> we want to know what you think. who do you think was the best dressed on the red carpet? tweet us with the hashtag socialsquare. you can see what all the stars wore on the carpet at "good morning america".com on yahoo. robin? >> all right, amy. this morning, a brand-new series, "app to school." so many families out there are getting into the swing of the school year. we're looking at new ways technology is playing a part. becky worley kicks it off with an innovative app that teachers
are using to keep order in the classroom. [ whistle blows ] >> reporter: recess ends in dublin, california. and miss crier has to settle the fourth graders down. for that, she uses an iphone and an app. a behavior-tracking program called class dojo lets her note positive interactions. >> that was a showing respect one that time. >> reporter: and learning success. >> that was a putting forth best effort. >> reporter: but she can also log disruptions. >> i have given two points this school year for hats on in class. >> reporter: while sticker charts, a trip to the principal are time-tested. these new apps have an added feature. they can alert parents in real time. >> i can look it up. find out that he actually did do good. >> reporter: and of course, parents can ask about tougher days. what about days when you're like, oh, i didn't get quite as many points as in the past? >> i go home, tell my mom and dad. they do what they have to do.
>> reporter: behavior points are tallied for all the kids to see. some critics worry that children get labeled. rachel doesn't like the tracking. and the carrot and stick approach. >> all parents are worried about how their kids are perceived in class. >> one day, they have four points. the next day, eight or ten. >> according to class dojo, i had a pretty good day. >> sometimes other people get less points and they feel kind of sad. >> reporter: the makers of class dojo, a free app, say it's a tool meant to provide concrete information to teachers and parents. and they say 90% of feedback given is positive. >> power clap, table, one, two, three. >> oh, becky, i gotta tell you, hearing from those little precious children. a lot of positives. we get that. behavior and such, that's complex, isn't it? >> pros and cons. think of a kid who normally gets a couple of negative pieces of feedback. this is much more feedback and much more positive.
that can create a positive cycle of behavior. but negatives, your kid is way more than pluses or minuses. you want a teacher who sees the whole child. >> the old school method of gold stars out the window. it kind of has to change. everywhere else in the world, it's digital. it's fast. >> it is. we're using digital to get more efficient. and that's what teachers told me. they said, we want smaller classrooms. a study shows 15 kids in the classroom is where the best learning happens. average in the u.s. is 21. my kids had 28 last year. teachers are desperate to find efficiencies with technology. that is what will lead to better teaching. >> what grade are the twins in now? >> they are in second grade. >> do the parents get this information? >> it's important to figure out how to communicate with the teacher. through an app, e-mail, text, or phone. >> second grade, it happened so fast.
>> aunty robin says hi. let's get outside to rob. >> a great group out here. excited to be in new york and enjoy this cool, crisp fall weather. across the midsection of the country, take a look. still the last days of summer. near 90 in denver. way above normal to the canadian border. about ten degrees above so. humidity down across parts of the south. the southwest, the potential for flash flooding as the system comes in over the next 48 hours. that is a quick check on your national outlook. good morning. i'm abc7 news meteorologist mike nicco in the bay area. a heat advisory once again, 3.5 million of us affected from 11:00 this morning to 11:00 this morning. who's not in it? the bay shore, and the coast. checking out the air quality most likely, everything is okay. i'll start from 74 to tampa bay to 100. my accuweather seven-day forecast, coolest tomorrow,
>> several people celebrating birthdays out here. jersey boy turning 40. let's go to "pop news" and lara inside. and "pop news" is on with this. one of the fun moments from tv's biggest night. a glimpse of what two of hollywood's hottest prime time stars might be like away from the stage and the emmy carpet. take a look. >> really, mary! >> oh! ♪ what you want to do want to be paula ♪ >> it is a really fun new apple commercial starring kerry washington, and taraji p. henson. and they're hanging out at mary j. blige's house. >> of course. >> a personal favorite of mine, phil collins. directed by ava duvernay. who also directed "selma." she tweeted this is the first of three commercials for apple with this cast. the other two out later this week. >> can we hang with them? >> it was a cute moment in the show.
also in "pop news" we can almost hear the wedding bells? one of hollywood's hottest couples, sofia vergara and joe manganiello will tie the knot in november. the "modern family" actress confirming the big news on the emmy red carpet. the day is in november that she'll walk down the aisle. just two months away. stunning the crowd on television's biggest night in a gorgeous gold gown. she was wearing something even sexier that you couldn't see. perfume. it's called love. it's inspired by her fiance. i know what you were thinking, rob. >> no it smelled sexy right through the tv. >> i wanted that pause to make you nervous. >> good. >> just perfume. that comes out soon as well. notes of the columbian coffee flower. and is apparently very feminine yet musky. >> on the red carpet. >> i like how you say, musky. >> like a connoisseur. >> on the red carpet she announced they're getting married in november? nobody breaks news on the red carpet. >> that's what "pop news" is here for.
to break news all the time. she broke news on the red carpet. november. i think it's bold to tell people. the month. she's so in love. they're a beautiful couple. and you smell delish. >> like coffee. finally, this way. genius. another award for amy schumer. we're giving her most likely to have the best time at an awards show ever. she won the emmy for best variety sketch series. she killed it in her speech. she had a ball with her sister, her date for the night. kept us laughing on instagram. carb-loading before the show. she used gollum to describe the look she was going for. she shared pictures with some of her favorite stars. she posed with the great mel brooks. the whole cast of "game of thrones." a favorite of her shows. she said she was planning on blacking out by 10:00. and that she would keep cool on the red carpet with the help of a strategically placed bag of
frozen peas. that's why we love you. >> i thought you said it wasn't going to be naughty? >> i said clean. i believe that was. >> frozen peas? okay. >> simply quoting amy schumer. again, doing my job as a journalist. >> did she use it for a snack later on? after they thawed? >> see, rob. stay tuned for something wholesome. robin's sister will join us. >> out on a new adventure. she'll share it next.
\ good morning i'm eric thomas. happening today the 15-year-old accused in the murder of an 8-year-old santa cruz girl is going to be charged adrian gonzalez is facing charges of murder, kidnapping and sexual assault in the death of his neighbor maddy millington. prosecutors say gonzalez tied her up, sexually assaulted her and stabbed her. we're going back to bollinger. a fatal accident involving a big rig and motorcycle. police are on scene there. they're hoping to open it up shortly. you can see just a long line of traffic. i'd like to the wazer who is
from 11:00 this morning to 11:00 this evening. santa rosa good morning, america. [ cheers and applause ] >> welcome back to "gma." gearing up for today's big "monday night football" game. more on that just ahead. >> fund-raising. good money. there they are. come on in, guys. >> and people here for the national ovarian cancer coalition. this is the month for that. i was complaining about my shoulder injury. someone gave me a tape that would help. how kind are our viewers. she has one for everyone. one family saves super savings. they went a whole year without spending money on toys, clothes, a whole lot of other things. let's go inside to amy. thank you so much. i'll be out there shortly. this morning, right now, we're celebrating the life of
best-selling author jackie collins. she passed away over the weekend seven years after being diagnosed with breast cancer. a diagnosis she kept secret until right before her death, even from her older sister, joan. juju chang is here with all the details. >> it's because of her big sister, in part, that jackie collins became a hollywood wild child. she went on to make a fortune dishing about debauchery in tinsel town. no detail too intimate. in a rare twist, it was the one thing she kept secret. her years-long battle with a terminal illness. over the weekend, the world stunned by the unexpected loss of a literary star. jackie collins, the novelist. who entertained readers with hollywood extravagants losing her nearly seven-year battle with breast cancer. a fight she kept private until her very last days. >> with the end near, she decided she wanted to finally come forward and share her journey with the world.
>> reporter: it was admittedly the one story she wasn't eager to tell. after being diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer. according to "people" magazine, jackie confiding only in her three daughters. hiding it from the world. not even her older sister, actress joan collins, knew until just two weeks ago. joan saying i admire how she handled this. she says she's completely devastated. tweeting farewell to my beautiful, brave, baby sister. i will love you and miss you forever. in the author's final interview, she told "people" i didn't want to make it public. i didn't want people's sympathy. i took control of the situation. i'm not sorry about anything i did. >> she wasn't going to let cancer define her career. define her life. the end of her life. >> reporter: a career spanning over four decades, penning 32 books with more than 500 million copies sold in 40 country. most of them runaway best sellers.
♪ with nine of her books brought to life on the big screen and tv, the british-born author, a long-time friend of "gma," appearing with george in 2010. >> i get a lot of young readers. they come to my twitter account or facebook and go, i just stole my mother's copy. i read it under the covers. it was so much fun. now i love reading. and i'm going to read all of your bookings. >> reporter: and authoring five books since her diagnosis, writing all the way up until the morning she died. and jackie saying she finally went public to raise awareness of early detection. saying i want to save other people's lives. from larry king to sharon osbourne, the reaction had one word in common. shocked. and her family telling us, we already miss her beyond words. and jackie said she finally broke her silence at the end because she wants to get people talking about early detection. to help save those lives. asked how she would like to be
remembered. i gave a great deal of people great deal of pleasure. i know early detection is such an important issue for you. >> it can be the difference between life and death for so many people but you have to admire how she lived and died on her terms. >> absolutely. beautiful. >> juju, thank you. robin, obviously, a cause near and dear to your heart as well. >> she's right. she gave us so much pleasure. that's what she wanted. and she did that. now to a story close to my heart. we have profiled many people who change course in their careers in their lives, striking out on a new path. uncertain of what the future may hold for them. but following their dream. this morning, i want to share the story of one such person who has taken that leap of faith. my sister, dorothy. one, two, three. oh. five, six. whoo! and on that note, surrounded by dear friends and family, my sister, dorothy, like so many others, has taken a bold new
step. we haven't opened yet. beginning a new chapter in her life. following her passion for the arts, by opening a gallery, featuring her jewelry and the work of other local artists. it's called robin's nest in the pass. in our beloved hometown, pass christian, mississippi. though it bears my name, this is all dorothy henderson roberts mcewen. it's all her. it's all her. i know, really. >> i think it's wonderful. we all need to go off track every now and then. i think that's a wonderful idea. and i think if this is your dream, you should follow your dream to do things like this. yes, indeed. >> reporter: so these are some of the pieces i wear on "good morning america." >> that's right. >> reporter: i love how a portion of the proceeds are going to the senior center. >> right here in pass christian. >> mom and dad. >> absolutely. absolutely. >> reporter: after a truly
fulfilling career as a social worker for close to three decades, this was not an easy decision for dorothy. could you have envisioned a store like this? >> no. this past tuesday, i came in and realized i had a little department store. this is nothing but a channel to help the creativity flow in our community. this is not about dorothy roberts. >> reporter: what do you tell someone who is looking at you and saying, i want to do this. i want to -- i want to find my something. i know i have something that i'm meant to do. what do you say to that person to get up this morning and do it? >> i say to them, get up in the morning, and begin your list. you cannot accomplish it all in one day. set down your steps. figure out what it is that you want to do. just stay in the flow. pray. prepare. proceed. persevere, and then praise him. and it will happen. >> reporter: robin's nest.
very humble that it bears my name. let everybody know the true meaning. >> nest. nurturing. it speaks to that. the robin's eggs. the three, represent the three sisters. and the nest represents our brother. this is our legacy. >> reporter: our parents, who always admired entrepreneurs, would be so proud of you. >> i think it's an honor to their memory that we're together for this occasion. >> reporter: and i, along with my other siblings, sally-ann and butch, are inspired by her. what does it mean to have sister dorothy open the nest? >> dreams are what make life purposeful. to see it is truly encouraging. i saw in one of mom's books. we're not prisoners of our past. we're pioneers of an exciting future. >> reporter: a very bright future. life is a journey. it's not a destination. there are no mistakes. >> just chances we've taken.
lay down your regrets because all we have is now. >> i know that. because you wrote it. >> reporter: i did. ♪ cause all we have is now >> we're not prisoners of our past. we're pioneers of an exciting future. and i'm just so -- you have no idea. like so many people, she was a music major. but she became a social worker. done incredible work. working with a lot of people with intellectual disabilities. running a facility like that. i have never seen her happier. my parents always wanted us to have a business. i was texting my siblings. i said, this is mom and dad's anniversary. they were married 68 years ago today. >> that's magical. >> 1947. >> so many reasons to celebrate. >> our wonderful community. chipper mcdermott. >> they came out. >> it was like black friday.
>> the mayor. one of her, that she works with. she has two part-time people. she was in the back shaking because there were so many people. they're not used to that. that's not the purpose of it. and dorothy is like a social worker in that she's giving away so much of everything -- i'm like, not just right now. but she just really wants everyone to have something creative in their home. my mom did that. so she has this beautiful, beautiful building. the people there in the pass, we're so grateful. >> congratulations. >> let's go outside to rob. there's a fall chill in the air. time for the "gma" football countdown. here with this handsome group of strong men. the long island city high school bulldogs. here to help us with tonight's matchup. monday night football. new york jets against the indianapolis colts. a big night. for millions of fantasy football fans and we have the inside scoop. yahoo! sports expert brad evans has two musts for tonight. colts
wide receiver donte moncrief and chris ivory. moncrief is expected to haul in five catches and score a touchdown. from the sideline, chris ivory is good for 90 yards and a td, as well. oh, yeah. i got moncrief starting. i need a big night from him. the forecast for indianapolis. they have a roof on the field. it's sponsored by nationwide. outside, lucasoil stadium. gorgeous kickoff. about 65 degrees at kickoff. good morning, i'm meteorologist mike nicco. poor air quality and excessive heat for most of us today with 90s across the board to inland east bay, coolest wednesday and al >> all right, you can see all
the action, 8:15, espn. who is the unsung hero of the game? the gruden grinder. they're 3-0. looking to go undefeated this year. >> robin said, all right. coming up next, one family trying out the ultimate budget diet. how they went a whole year without spending on gadgets, clothing, and more. could it work for you? stay with us. 123450 more. could it work for you? stay with us.
so how long could you go without spending money on things like clothes, books, electronics, gadgets? it would be tough. one family did it for an entire year. rebecca is back with their story. >> one family, 365 days. zero of those purchases. could you do it? here's how they did. the ultimate challenge one nashville family says changed their lives forever. >> we had a better understanding of the things that mattered. >> reporter: for one year, scott and gabby dannemiller kept a tight lid on their wallets. and stopped buying. no new clothes, gadgets, electronics, toys, books, or home decor. >> the things on the list that we could buy, food items.
also, hygiene items were okay. an experience. if it wasn't something we could use up within a year, we couldn't buy it. >> reporter: the experience profiled in scott's new book. "the year without a purchase." one family's quest to stop shopping and start connecting. >> it was about getting back to what's really important. >> it did feel freeing not to buy anything. at first, it was hard. then it was great. >> reporter: that freedom allowed the dannemillers to get back to basics as a family. it wasn't always easy. >> i have to travel a lot for my job. a suitcase is really important. my suitcase broke. i was unable to fix it. she pulls out my daughter's lavender child-size rolling suitcase. it was hard. for me. because i thought, gosh, this doesn't match who i am. >> reporter: their top three tips? avoid visiting stores you don't really need anything from. unsubscribe from marketing
e-mail lists. throw away circulars. to avoid temptation. >> the challenge stripped away the clutter. >> reporter: taking a vacation from consumerism. giving this family a whole new perspective on what's really important. >> for us, focusing less on stuff and focusing on each other. >> love that. they focused on what is really important. the savings can be huge. we polled people out here. can they do it? >> can you go a year without buying anything? >> florence, florence is the one. one woman could do it. >> congratulations. thank you, rebecca. coming up, we're behind the scenes with the muppets. they're on fire ahead of their big premier. >> what do you get when you cross miss piggy and kermit? >> i don't know. what do you get? >> baby back ribbits.
a nice day out here. we'll go behind the scenes with the muppets now. their mayhem begins tomorrow night. brand-new show. you see rachel smith. she spent time on the set. >> hello, world. it's moi. >> reporter: yep, they're back. >> our new show is not like anything you have seen us do before. >> reporter: i walked into the middle of all the cameras and chaos to get the scoop. all your favorite muppets working on miss piggy's late-night talk show. and now with cameras following them around, on stage and off. >> what an overused device. i hate these interviews. i love those interviews. great device. >> welcome to up late with miss piggy. this is where we call home. over here is where the divine miss p. sits. >> reporter: that is her royal throne. can i try it out? >> no, no. don't do that. she's got cameras on the seat
24/7. >> reporter: fozzy is miss piggy's side kick. >> what's brown and sticky? >> i don't know. >> a stick. oh. that joke never fails. yeah. >> reporter: outsood of work, the show devils into fozzy's personal life. including his new girlfriend. >> i'm going to introduce her to my parents. are you planning to have a laugh track to the sbrir at all. >> reporter: back in the writer's room. >> we should learn to type. >> reporter: have you had luck? >> yes, i have had luck. >> reporter: how many dates? >> it's not good luck. just luck. >> i want to write something down. i have a thought. >> reporter: what is your phone numbe numbers? >> what are you doing?
>> are you married? >> reporter: i am not. >> did she give you her number? almost. she gave me the area code. >> reporter: over in kermit's office, we talked about the channels of being exexactive producer to your ex. there's a lot of talk and chatter yof you and miss piggy in the headlines these days. >> i mean, working with miss piggy has always been a challenge. for the first time in my entire life, i don't have to worry about having an attractive woman in my office. at least i don't think i have to worry about it. is piggy here yet? >> reporter: rumor has it kermit has moved on to a marketing exec named denise. is it safe to say you have a type? >> i have a font. times new roman. >> reporter: will pepe ever stop
flirting? we'll have to watch the show and see. kermit, good luck with the new docu-series. all the cameras. >> it's wonderful to see you. it's a french the only french thing i do. >> i'm very upset. call me. we need the talk. >> check out "jimmy kimmel live" tonight. kermit and miss piggy, live. miss piggy is dating again. find out what she is looking for in a date go to yahoo!. we'll be right back.
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>> announcer: now abc7 news. good morning, i'm kristen sze. firefighters gained some ground on the valley fire this weekend. it's now 70% contained. flames have burned nearly 76,000 acres in lake napa and sonoma county. yesterday, napa valley raised $700,000 for victims. we still have the heat, mike. >> yesterday, a little break, it will return but not as strong thursday and friday. a much more comfortable weekend coming at you. we still have that heat advisory from 11:00 to 11:00. 100, in the seven-day forecast. sue. >> good news from san ramona, a big rig and motorcycle, traffi
is starting to clear. and a new accident at 880 also >> it's "live! with kelly & michael." today, from she new film, "mississippi grind," ryan reynolds. and star of "ncis: new orleans," scott bakula. and an incredible performance from yo-yo ma. all next on "live." [captioning made possible by isney-abc domestic television] now, here are'emy winners kelly ripa and michael strahan! [cheers and applause] ♪ kelly: thank you. hi!