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good morning, america. breaking news as we come on the air, a massive computer outage grounds delta air line flights all over the globe. frustrated travelers trapped for hours. what is taking down these systems worldwide. tragedy at a water park. a 10-year-old killed going down the tallest waterslide in the world. world. the park evacuated and speaking out about the horrifying incident as investigators try to determine what went wrong. donald trump tries to get back on track. the abc news poll shows real trouble for him as he launches a new attack on hillary clinton. >> honestly, i don't think she's all there. >> will his big speech revealing his plan for the economy turn around the race today? and pure gold. america mesmerizing in rio, katie ledecky breaking her own world record as michael phelps adds another gold to his record tally.
>> number 19. >> and team usa dominating on the bars and the beam. >> that's the best i've seen her do it. >> now, simone biles leading the charge for glory. >> hi, i'm simone biles, good morning, america. >> can she become the first woman ever to win five gold medals at a single olympics? we're live in rio for all the action. good morning, america. hope you had a good weekend. olympics off and running and what a start for the americans. >> oh, my goodness. team usa taking home two gold medals. amy will have the latest from the olympics including the moment everybody is talking about, this swimmer making a real statement about the russian doping scandal. >> yeah, a lot to get into. but first that breaking news, delta flights grounded worldwide overnight. some frustrated travelers sharing these photos of some long lines right now, and delta
now saying the delays are due to a global computer outage. abc's david kerley is at reagan national airport with the latest. good morning, david. lot of trouble all over the world right now. >> reporter: good morning, george. when this is over, tens of thousands passengers likely affected. earlier this morning, the lines were long. delta is telling us it was a power outage that caused the computer outage overnight and it grounded every jet that was going to take off around the globe. a passenger in sacramento sent of an audio file of the pie flot explaining what was going on with their flight. >> back in our operations control center in atlanta, a huge room, the center of the whole operation, their computers are down and if you've been trying to call and get rebooked or call the diamond desk or anything, it looks like everybody is in the same boat. >> reporter: delta says in a statement a computer outage has impacted flights and is advising travelers to check the status of their flights this morning while
the issue is being addressed. delta now joins the other major carriers that have been hit by computer shutdowns. a year ago united had nearly 5,000 flights affected. and just last month southwest had 2300 flights cancelled because of a computer outage. delta saying it was a power problem overnight. computers are coming up. we're seeing planes coming and going, george. >> yeah, and, david, i think most of us assume there's some kind of faililsafe mechanism in place but this is affecting every flight all over the world. how could ththat be? >> reporter: yeah, delta is not being specific exactly what happened with their computer system but all this information is critical to pilots. they need to know weather data, how many people they're carrying, dispatchers have to know weights. all these things are reliant on computers. a system goes down, you're not flying. >> ripple effects everywhere. david kerley, thanks very much. all right, george, we're going to turn now to that tla
accident at a popular water park. a 10-year-old boy killed in kansas on what is deemed the tallest water slide in the world. the park closed this morning as investigators try to determine what went wrong. abc's alex perez is in kansas city with the latest. good morning to you, alex. >> reporter: good morning, lara. it was a beautiful day here at the park. packed with families when something went terribly wrong. this morning, authorities investigating what went tragically wrong at this popular kansas city water park. >> the mother was screaming, he's not moving. that's my boy. >> reporter: abc news learning the 10-year-old son of kansas state representative scott schwab died while riding what's known as the tallest water slide in the world here at the schlitterbahn water park. schwab telling abc news overnight since the day caleb was born he brought abundant joy to our family. we are comforted knowing he believed in our savior jesus and they are forever together now. we will see him another day. >> it still brought tears to my eyes that someone else lost lost their child that's my child's age that i'm sure they felt was safe.
>> reporter: this morning while the city grieves investigators are remaining tight-lipped not releasing any details of what happened sunday at the kansas park. >> our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. >> reporter: this is what the ride called verruckt, german for insane, looks like from the top standing at 168 feet high it's taller than the statue of liberty and plummets its thrill seekers a jaw-dropping 17 stories in just seconds. tubers hitting speeds of nearly 70 miles per hour. commercials for the ride even asking the question -- >> are you insane? >> reporter: the slide requires a minimum height of 54 inches and two to three riders have to be in a raft with a total weight of at least 400 pounds. when the ride opened two years ago, sliders had to be at least 14 years of age. that has since changed but before the ride even opened many raised questions about its safety.
especially after watching these early safety tests showing sandbag dummies flying off the slide. the ride's opening delayed at least three times while the park reworked it, adding seat belts and safety netting. >> quite possibly this incident is not going to be a result of a mechanical issue, more possibly a result of an human error. >> reporter: and the park will be closed today as a team of investigators works to figure out what exactly what went wrong here. george. >> thanks, alex. we're joined now by the president and the ceo of the national safety council, deborah hersman. deborah, thanks for joining us this morning. so many question raised by this accident. the company had taken many steps to put in safety measures before the ride opened. but what kind of questions are you asking right now? what's on top of your mind? >> you know, i think first really is to let that investigation play out. it's good that they've closed the park but we really want to understand what happened here and giving officials the time they need to do the investigation thoroughly and
properly will give us a lot more answers. >> they added seat belts. they added safety netting. they had weight requirements. so, is this more likely human error? >> you know, i think it's really too early to tell. we really don't know what happened. very tragic event here. people come to parks, water parks, amusement parks hoping to have fun but they certainly expect a safe ride and so we want to make sure that whenever everyone goes to a park that they do follow the height, weight and age restrictions, that they don't try to loosen up the restraints and definitely if you're going to a water park make sure you know how to swim. >> have we had many problems with water parks across the country? >> you know, the good news is we don't see fatalities. they're so rare but we do see injuries, but they're also very infrequent. we know that some of the places that can be really dangerous in summertime are around water so making sure that when you're
around pools, if you don't know how to swim, parents, you want to make sure that you've got a close eye, close hand on your children. we see some injuries occur in pools every year and we see people die because of drowning. but certainly some serious injuries can occur on places like slides and so whether humans are involved or whether it's equipment, you really want to be careful. we see head, neck and back injuries on slides. >> this ride was called insane. are park operators taking these too far? >> you know, i think, you know, the question really is, is the ride safe? and if the ride is safe, we want to make sure that everyone who rides the ride is safe. and so, taking the precautions that we need, if there are changes that need to be made i'm sure that this park will be looking closely at that. but ultimately there's also some responsibility for local and state authorities to take a look at it, as well as the manufacturers, to ensure that everything is safe every time.
>> okay, deborah hersman, thanks for joining us this morning. >> thank you. >> so, lots of questions to be answered but, boy, our hearts go out to that family. >> absolutely. it's so important to think about those things she said. we're going to move on now to the race for the white house and donald trump struggling to get back on track after a tough poll number. our new poll showing hillary clinton with an eight-point lead as trump steps up his attack. abc's tom llamas tracking it all for us. good morning, tom. >> reporter: lara, george, good morning to you. donald trump and hillary clinton will be showcasing different economic plans this week as trump is using clinton's own words against her. this morning, as some wonder if trump's campaign is coming unhinged, the republican nominee lobbing that same attack on hillary clinton. >> she is a totally unhinged person, she's unbalanced. honestly, i don't think she's all there. >> reporter: trump seizing on this statement clinton made about her truthfulness discussing her e-mail server.
>> so i may have short-circuited it and for that i, you know, will try to clarify. >> reporter: the trump campaign posting this video on social media portraying clinton as a robot. >> i may have short-circuited it. >> reporter: and trump having a field day with that short-circuit comment. >> she took a short-circuit in the brain and she's got problems. i mean, if we had real people, this would be a real problem for her. but i think that the people of this country don't want somebody that is going to short-circuit up here. okay. not as your president. >> reporter: trump's new attacks come on the heels of new polls that show him in a summer slump. our abc news/"washington post" poll showing many voters worried about trump. two-thirds say he has the wrong temperament. almost as many say he's unqualified and untrustworthy. a point former cia director mike morell made on "this week" in
regards to trump's relationship with russian leader vladimir putin. >> from mr. trump's perspective, right, he simply heard putin compliment him. he then responded by complimenting him. he never thought that he might be being played. >> reporter: trump firing back on twitter calling morell, a man who has made some serious bad calls and a total clinton flunky. and today in detroit trump will unveil his economic plan. and we have a preview this morning. here are some highlights. trumps want to repeal and replace obamacare and he wants to limit taxation of business, all businesses, to 15% and stop all payments using tax dollars to the u.n. global warming programs and also exclude child care expenses from taxation. now, the clinton campaign is already calling this trumponomics saying if he wins, you lose. george, lara. >> thanks very much. let's bring this to matt dowd. matt, trump clearly digging out of a hole right now, but what
he's trying today, an economic speech, biggest issue focused on jobs and trying to consolidate republicans with a lot of ideas that have been republican orthodoxy for a long time. >> yeah, i mean, i think he's much better arguing on the ground of the economic situation in the country today instead of this argument around the short-circuited situation. if i were donald trump i would not be getting into an argument about in the course of this race. it's not a ground i think is very good for him in this. he's much better off on this but in this speech he has to do the equivalent of jim furyk's 58 yesterday which was an amazing situation set the all-time record, in order to break this pattern, he's going to have to hit it out of the park. >> out of the park and one speech alone isn't going to do it. the question is, can he stay on message for a consistent series of days and weeks? at the same time, you're saying, you know, as we look at our poll, there is an eight-point lead for hillary clinton in our abc news/"washington post" poll
in both the four-way race and two-way race, and you're paying attention to the four-way race. you think over time those -- the green party candidate and gary johnson, the libertarian candidate can actually have an impact. >> yeah, i think, unlike years past, you know, where the third or fourth party dwindle as they get closer to election day i actually think they're going to rise as we get closer to election day. i think because of the dissatisfaction as we see in the abc poll with both major party candidates and the fact they're both unliked and they're both distrusted means there's an opportunity for gary johnson and to a degree jill stein to grow their support. the question, george, is can they get enough support to get in that debate, that first debate in september? i think it's unlikely but that's really the threshold they need to beat which is 15%. >> it worked for ross perot back in 1992. finally, hillary clinton stepped in it again over the weekend with those new comments about the e-mail server. how does she hold on, consolidate this lead she now has? >> don't go on the air. i think the best thing that she has done in the course of this is let donald trump occupy the
media landscape which he's consistently done and consistently made mistakes and as she's disappeared her poll numbers rise and that is actually pretty consistent over the last eight years. as she goes off the media platform her numbers rise so if i were her cede it to donald trump and let donald trump keep doing what he's doing. >> go to the states. local media strategy, matt dowd, thanks very much. >> never a dull moment. same thing in rio where america's olympians are hitting their stride taking home two gold medals in spectacular fashion and showing no signs of slowing down. amy is live in rio with all the latest. good morning, amy. >> hey, good morning, lara. and george, team usa going for gold and, guess what, breaking records along the way with incredible performances in the pool and on the balance beam and this is the best part, they're just getting started. >> the united states will win gold! >> reporter: the u.s. men's swim team struck gold sunday night, michael phelps, the most
decorated olympian of all time, is back and helped bring his team to victory in the men's 4x100 freestyle relay. with this win phelps has now earned his 19th gold medal and 23rd overall medal in the olympic games. phelps' teammate ryan held overcome with emotion on the podium. the olympic veteran no stranger to hearing "the star-spangled banner" put a comforting arm banner" put a comforting arm around the gold medal newbie and also shining bright was 19-year-old american katie ledecky winning gold in the 400-meter freestyle crushing her competition. in the pool. >> katie ledecky smashes her own world record. >> reporter: ledecky who was favored to win, breaking the world record and beating her closest competitor by five seconds. only 15 when she won gold at the london games and is now being called the female phelps. other american stars also making waves include four-time gold medalist dana vollmer, the
self-proclaimed mom on a mission had her first child last year and took bronze in the 100-meter butterfly. as for the men, first-time olympian cody miller also taking home bronze in the 100-meter breaststroke. and the women's gymnastics team decked out in stars and stripes dominating all the events at the qualification round. on the bars, the vault, the beam and the floor. ending the night in first place and simone biles making her much anticipated olympics debut led the charge. standing at just 4'8", the team's smallest member came out with the biggest scores. even showcasing her signature move, the biles. and on the tennis courts, serena and venus williams lost their first round match in the doubles competition. >> a turn -- a stunner in rio! >> reporter: but serena won earlier in the day beating her australian opponent in straight sets. now the four-time gold medalist
playing later again today is on track to add to her collection. >> all right, and a big moment in the pool, take a look at russian swimmer yulia efimova. she's celebrating her win. with a number one finger wave. but take a look at u.s. swimmer lily king's reaction as she beat her time, king basically calling out efimova for being caught occupy in the russian drug cheating scandal. a lot of people wonder why she's been allowed to compete. but, guess what, it is on and the competition is fierce. guys. >> oh, i cannot stop watching, amy. you are so lucky to be there. great job. want to get to jesse palmer now with a look at where things stand in the olympic medal count. jess, give it to us. >> that's right, lara. i can't stop watching either. we're heading into day three at the rio olympics and today some real opportunities for the u.s. to bring home even more medals including, of course, gold.
right now america's in the lead with 12 medals, including three goal, five silver, rounding out the top three china with eight, italy and japan right now tied with seven apiece. but big day today, all eyes on michael phelps as he competes in his first individual competition. we saw him, of course, add to his record medal tally last night with a win in the team relay but you're also going to want to keep an eye out for the u.s. men's gymnastics team, the team final today looking to do what they could not do in 2012 in london and that is bring home a medal. lara, george. >> we're going to watch for that. thank you. let's go to rob. another wildfire in the west. >> just east of l.a. want to show you this video. it's called the pilot fire, 1,500 acres burned, 8 tankers on this and even brought in the big jets and not much in the way of containment. we do have some gusty winds across the l.a. basin and red flag warnings are posted for the intermountain west and more dry lightning and they wish they had this rain across northern parts of florida. flood watches and rainy week for the panhandle.
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the incomparable simone biles leading that charge in the search for a second straight u.s. team gold. coming up, we're going to talk to former olympian and member of the gold-winning 1996 u.s. team dominique dawes. so much more from rio but we'll send it back to you, lara. >> thank you so much. looking forward to that. but we do want to start with the latest on that murder mystery here in new york. the family of 30-year-old jogger who was killed while running last week now speaking out. her mother blasting the killer who is still on the loose. abc's linsey davis joins us now from queens with more on the investigation. good morning, linsey. >> reporter: good morning, lara. just one day after laying their 30-year-old daughter karina to rest both of her parents spoke publicly but it was her mother who had some especially blistering words. to stress her point she started off by taking off her sunglasses and telling everyone to look in her eyes as she could address the man directly that she called a coward. >> i guarantee you, you will pay
forever. >> reporter: a mother's unbridled pain and anguish on full displ. >> soon we're going to have a face to the piece of garbage that you are. >> reporter: on sunday afternoon cathy vetrano shared this chilling message to the person who killed her daughter. >> the whole entire world knows what a pathetic, puny, weak piece of filth that you are. >> reporter: these words are the first we've heard from vetrano's family since the 30-year-old was found dead less than a week ago. her body was discovered just 15 feet away from a trail that she and her father ran nearly every day but back pain forced him to stay at home the afternoon she was killed. the retired firefighter now has a message of his own for the attacker. >> justice will be served. >> reporter: on friday, detectives discovered a sneaker
and headphones near the crime scene and sent them in for testing in the hopes of finding fingerprints or dna evidence, meanwhile, vetrano's devastated parents laid their daughter to rest saturday. her casket was met with salutes as hundreds gathered for the funeral. even actor donnie wahlberg took a moment this weekend to remember her, writing on twitter i've met thousands of amazing new yorkers while filming "blue bloods," none were as kind as karina vetrano. so many people attended saturday's funeral service so they had to set up speakers outside where people were standing. anyone with information will now get a $10,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest. lara. >> linsey, thank you so much. joining us now, senior legal analyst sunny hostin. sunny, obviously family so angry, so sad. but does a press conference like this help or hurt the investigation?
>> there is no question that it helps the investigation because this energizes not only the investigators, the entire police department, this energizes the community. this is a plea for justice. this is a plea for help so we may get more tips being called in. i think everyone that saw that really related to that family and thought i want justice for karina, too, and that's why people do these press conferences. because they want people to feel their private grief publicly. it's sort of a call to action. >> yes, you could not watch that and have your heart -- i mean, just break for karina's mother, for the entire family. so now what's next? what's next in this investigation? >> well, they don't have many leads but we know that there may be some dna evidence and they're testing that now. remember, this was a particularly gruesome, gruesome crime. we're talking about someone that was dragged off of a jogging path, possibly sexually assaulted. her teeth were broken, scrapes to her legs. we're talking about something, very, very gruesome so my sense is, because of that press conference, perhaps we'll be getting in many more tips.
i think perhaps if there's a dna hit that would be helpful because someone that commits a crime like this, this is not the first time. so let's hope this is someone that may be in a dna database. >> right, right. her mother, her father both said karina was such a fighter and she fought so there really might be a lead right there. >> there might be. and i also want to mention this, looking forward to a possible trial, this kind of press conference helps because every potential juror, you would imagine, now knows about this case, has seen this press conference and will want justice for the family. so this is the very beginning of a long process for this family but hopefully justice for karina. >> absolutely. hopefully justice for karina, sunny, thank you so much. >> oh, thank you. we're going to move on now to new trouble for oscar pistorius. the former paralympics champ rushed to the hospital after injuring his wrists in prison where he is serving time for his girlfriend's murder and abc's lama hasan has the latest. good morning, lama. >> reporter: good morning to
you, george, oscar pistorius is now back in his jail cell recovering from what are being described as minor wounds to his wrists. so what happened to pistorius? well, according to him it was an accident. he fell in his jail cell and injured himself, but there are some who believe he may have been trying to take his own life. one of the most famous former olympians in the world, oscar pistorius, is fighting back, denying claims he was trying to commit suicide. saying he had fallen after losing his balance on his stumps and slipping in his jail cell but the south african media are running a different story suggesting it was a suicide attempt that he was bleeding heavily claiming there were razor blades found in his cell after the incident. with reports of an inmate describing his wounds as, quote, definitely self-inflicted. his brother carl categorically denying these claims tweeting, i know that there are reports saying that he tried to injure himself, they are completely untrue and sensational. all other crazy and unreliable
news stories are also baseless. he slipped in his cell and injured himself, nothing serious. and the hospital he was treated at releasing this short statement, "the kgosi mampuru ii correctional centre attended to his injuries but further sent him to kalafong hospital for treatment." pistorius is behind bars serving six years for murdering his girlfriend reeva steenkamp. battling this verdict, the prosecution say it will appeal again arguing the sentence was, quote, shockingly lenient. while oscar's brother hammering home the point was just an accident and nothing more urging people not to believe those media reports saying he himself went to see his brother in his cell sunday saying that he was doing well and in good spirits. george. >> okay, lama, thanks very much. now, let's go over to lara. >> thank you, george. coming up on the big board, camera controversy over a fatal police shooting in chicago.
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welcome back. time now for our big board. our team of insiders standing by live for more on this morning's top stories. sunny hostin, our senior legal analyst, is back and this comes out of chicago. this controversial police shooting, they released nine videos of the shooting. but one crucial video is missing, that was on the officer who was on the scene. apparently it was not turned on. that's what the police are saying right now but that has led to some to charge a cover-up. >> that's right and everybody is talking about a cover-up that's because nine videos released. some from dash cam, some from
body cameras, but the most important would have been the body camera from the body cam of the officer that fatally shot paul o'neal in the back and so this was supposed to be sort an air of transparency for the chicago police department which has been plagued by allegations of racism and brutal police force and now you have this pilot program with body cameras that should have been very helpful but now it doesn't seem like it's that helpful because a lot of the behavior, quite frankly, that was caught is very shocking, very disturbing. you see officers cursing at a fatally wounded teenager. you see officers high-fiving after the shooting and you also see officers, quite frankly, pointing to the body cameras and telling the other officers to turn them off. this has led not to the transparency into the good feelings in the community but, in fact, to more distrust between the police and the african-american community. >> right. quite the opposite so based on what you just said what those tapes have shown, could the officers involved in the shooting be charged criminally? >> i think it's very possible
and that's because it's clear it's against department policy to shoot at a car that's going away from the police, 15 shots were at the car, and i think it's also important to notice that -- note that he was shot in the back and the supreme court has held that generally you can't shoot a fleeing felon in the back. so, looking at all of that, it is possible that we could see criminal charges stemming from this case. >> yeah, we're going to be following this one. sunny, thank you very much. >> you bet. got to move on to a major league retirement. tough day for yankees slugger alex rodriguez. crying during his press conference, tearfully announcing he will play his last game on friday. take a look. >> i love this game. and i love this team. and today i'm saying good-bye to both. i never thought i could play for 22 years. at 18 i just wanted to make the team.
>> so, a lot of questions given that he's so upset. was this his decision? we have t.j. holmes with us. good morning, teej. so, what do you make of sort of abrupt midseason retirement? >> well, it's what we've come to expect from alex rodriguez, right. in his career, nothing is ever simple and it's not this time at all either. now, we can call this a retirement. but, or you can he was going to be released. that might be the truth there. turns out the yankees essentially trying to move another direction. they want to get younger, they want to get better and look too the future. when you have a 41-year-old on your books making 20 plus million a year who's batting .200 he is not in the plan so they were probably going to release him at the end of this season anyway. but that wouldn't have been very ceremonious and they just would have parted ways but this way they brought an offer to him and said, we'll let you do this and keep your salary, and even the
salary you're owed next season, and you can stay on as an adviser so he's essentially going to get $27 million to go away. but everybody gets to save face here a little bit. he's had kind of a tough relationship with the yankees over the past few years. he's repaired that to a great degree but this way on friday it'll be his last game and riding the bench for the past month or so if you haven't been paying close attention so he said that was embarrassing for him. >> t.j., everything about alex is complicated. but look at the stats. you've got three mvps, 14 all-star team, fourth on the all-time home run list, but, of course, the scandal including season-long suspension for the steroid use. so, how do you sort through it? >> one of the most polarizing athletes in sports, but also one of the greatest in baseball, probably, as well. it'll take some time before people forget some of the bad and remember the good. but it'll take some time and it depends what he does once he walks away from the game to see how people remember that legacy of his. >> let's move on. renee zellweger, slamming tabloids firing back at speculation she had plastic surgery.
she wrote it's not anyone's business but i did not make a decision to alter my face, have surgery on my eyes. let's talk to our friend larry hackett, former "people" magazine editor in chief. this has been swirling around for some time. she has a new movie coming out i think in september. another bridget jones movie and this was kicked up by renee herself. >> it was, you know, these pictures emerge of her new appearance came out in the fall of 2014 and had nothing to say at that time. i think the idea behind this, you hit on it, is the movie. "bridget jones' baby" and the idea that she would have to answer over and over at press junkets and on red carpets, did you have plastic surgery is something neither she nor the study gee wants to do. she answered it once. whenever they have a question she can say i answered this once in my essay in "the huffington post" and that will be the end of it. this is absolutely a preemptive strike to stop a barrage of questions. >> you say to them that will be the end of it. is that the end of it?
>> people will decide. i have no idea whether or not she had plastic surgery. the photographs speak for themselves. i think what happened here is that this story had grown. "the new york times" ran a story. she mentions it in her essay and left the world of tabloids and bled into mainstream media and i think that would have been fair for people to say - to, of course, ask the question. i think this is a way to nip it in the bud. >> nice choice of words there with the "nip." there are other celebrities, larry, who are taking sort of a different approach. i want to point out orlando bloom, justin bieber, both caught with their pants down, if you will, shot on vacation and don't seem to care. is this a movement sort of i'm going to live my life and if i get caught, i get caught. but i'm going to live. >> if, you know, being on a paddleboard naked is your thing i guess that's how you live your life so, you know, i guess you could come to expect it. you know, i don't know where these photographs came from. the bieber photos looks like it was someone he was with so, you know, it's up to them, i suppose. >> did they get caught? >> the picture of orlando, he's
really paddling away there. >> he is -- well said. that's almost as good as the word "nip." he really is paddling away there, lara, very well put. >> thank you. thank you, t.j., thank you, sunny. great to see you all. coming up in just two minutes, anguish at the olympics. it's not just the athletes feeling the pressure it's their families. what made this olympic husband react like this. rheumatoid arthritis. and i was worried about joint damage. my doctor said joint pain from ra... can be a sign of existing joint damage... that could only get worse. he prescribed enbrel to help relieve pain and help stop further damage. enbrel may lower your ability to fight infections. serious, sometimes fatal, events including infections, tuberculosis, lymphoma, other cancers, nervous system and blood disorders, and allergic reactions have occurred. tell your doctor if you've been someplace where fungal infections are common
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time she competes but you know what, his anxiety paid off on saturday, katinka won the gold medal, shattering the world record and you can see his reaction there and the couple posting this picture on instagram flashing her new bling. congratulations to her. but guess what, he's not the only passionate family member in the stands. you may remember aly raisman's parents watching her back in 2012. well, they are back at it again. last night, they were cringing and shifting with every move as their daughter hit the uneven bars but can you imagine as a parent watching your loved one, watching your kids like, they can barely look but they're so proud and so excited and congratulations to everyone who did so well last night. we even know phelps' mom, by the way, very animated in the stands too. i love those react shots. they're so great to watch. >> absolutely, absolutely. it is -- it's hard to watch your child let alone at the olympics. >> twisting. >> amy, thank you. we'll check in with you again soon. but first, when we come back, lindsay lohan is in a stunning new interview accusing her fiance of abuse. the pictures caught on camera.
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. summer tragedy at a water park. a 10-year-old killed on the tallest water slide in the world. the park is now closed. we have new details on the investigation. and lindsay lohan's painful secret. the star breaking her silence saying her fiance was abusive. the fights caught on camera and her message about getting out of dangerous relationships and finding real love. ♪ break free and we're live in rio. our high-flying gymnasts making their 2016 debut. team usa blowing away the competition. simone biles leads the charge for gold. >> we know we have big responsibilities ahead of us and we're just super excited. >> three-time olympian dominique dawes here to break down the competition. and let the "gma" games begin.
a huge performance right here in times square country stars dan + shay live to celebrate the olympics as we say -- >> both: good morning, america. ♪ ♪ go big or go home good morning, america. great monday here in times square. look at all those team usa signs. a lot of excitement over the olympics. great to have paula and jesse here with us this morning and a lot to talk about in rio. >> and, of course, you don't have to be in brazil to celebrate the games. george, as you said, we have fans joining us from all over america in chicago, texas, washington, d.c. and, of course, right here in new york city. but amy is there in rio. amy. >> yes, lucky me, and guess what, team usa breaking records, taking home gold and they are just getting started. team usa has already brought in 12 medals so far, 8 in swimming alone. michael phelps doing it again as katie ledecky breaks a world record of her own, and then that shocking outcome for venus and
serena williams on the court eliminated after their first round. but now all eyes on team usa's gymnasts flying high aiming for that gold medal for the second time in a row. olympic medalist dominique dawes joining us to break it down and can't wait to see those gymnasts. >> cannot wait for that either, amy. we also have dave zinczenko here to help you lose weight with your favorite smoothies, everything under 300 calories, guys. >> that's great. >> always great advice and the morning rundown from paula. >> something affecting a lot of people, the breaking news at airports around the world. delta air lines had to ground its flights this morning because of a computer system failure that the airline says began in atlanta and was caused by a power outage. the computer systems are now coming back online, but cancellations are expected throughout the day. delta is now waiving fees for passengers who want to reschedule flights through friday. and the other big story this morning, the tragic death of a young boy at water park in kansas. the 10-year-old son of a state
lawmaker died while riding the world's tallest water slide, which is nearly 170 feet high, and alex perez has more on the safety questions raised in the past. alex. >> reporter: good morning, paula. you can see just how steep that slide is behind me here. the park was packed with families when something went tragically wrong. now, the son of kansas state representative scott schwab, 10-year-old caleb, died while riding the verruckt, a ride billed as the world's largest water slide. now, the slide is taller than the statue of liberty and plummets 17 stories in seconds and the ride opened two years ago, but that opening was delayed because of questions about its safety. early tests showed sandbag dummies flying off the slide. as a result, officials added seat belts and safety netting. the park will be closed today as authorities work to figure out what exactly went wrong here. paula. >> thank you. and police in san francisco are trying to identify the gunman who murdered a college student playing pokemon go in a
busy tourist area. 20-year-old calvin riley was shot near fisherman's wharf. police say there's no apparent motive. family and friends say it was a random attack. investigators are hoping that video from nearby surveillance cameras will provide some clues in the search for a suspect. and in politics, donald trump is outlining his plan for the economy during a speech in detroit today. he is proposing the biggest tax cut since the reagan administration. he also wants to make all child care expenses tax deductible. hillary clinton, meantime, campaigning in florida and our new poll shows her with a 23-point lead over trump among women. developing political news, there's a new candidate in the race, former cia operative evan mcmullin is running as a third-party conservative to donald trump. and at the olympics, amy just mentioned it, 14 more gold medals will be handed out in rio today. michael phelps winning his 19th gold of his historic career as
the u.s. took the 4x100 relay and he said he thought his heart was going to explode because he was so hyped and excited. 19-year-old katie ledecky, she grabbed america's first swimming gold breaking her own world record in the 400-meter freestyle. there was a stunner in women's tennis, can't believe this one, venus and serena -- >> i know. >> -- upset by the czech team in the first round doubles match and the tennis player from argentina who got stuck inside an elevator in rio for 40 minutes, he got quite a lift. that is juan martin del potro, he was rescued and went on to beat the top-ranked player in the world, novak djokovic. okay, a little trivia, what song is this invoking by aerosmith, he was trapped in an elevator, tennis, "love in an elevator," guys. ♪ crazy crazy for you baby no? >> no, not that one. no. >> "love in an elevator." >> never knew it. >> i like our medal count. >> rob probably would have gotten it if we would have let him come out from the weather
wall. >> sorry, my head is wrapped up in "florence foster jenkins." >> and because of jesse singing. >> the only song that came to my mind, the hamster wheel spinning very slowly this morning. "pop news" time. >> yeah. right out of the gate, unfortunately. >> a little "pop"? >> and i'm nervous to do this sitting beside -- you're the queen of "pop news." >> i'm not the queen of "pop news." it's just kind of "pop." it's news. >> all right, all right, well, i'm going to stop singing. i'm going to start talking and we're going to begin with the "suicide squad" proving that when it comes to the box office, the squad is in it to harley quinn it. the movie is snatching up an estimated $131 million in north american ticket sales over the weekend setting the record for august movie openings. the previous record was held by "guardians of the galaxy" debuting at 94 million bucks back in 2014 so good start for margot robbie. >> will smith was very excited.
>> oh, yeah, action-packed cast. all-star cast. i haven't seen it yet. >> yes. >> obviously everybody agrees. >> jesse, you're doing a good job so far. >> i like that harley quinn in it to -- >> yeah, we put that in. moving along, i got another superhero story for you, oscar winner brie larson being marvel-ous posting this photo researching her next role starring in "captain marvel," and you see her there, she's reading the classic comic book tweeting "larson industries research and development department." even dyeing the trademark costume. fans around the world are so excited but they'll have to exercise superhuman powers of patience. "captain marvel" doesn't fly into theaters, guys, until march 8th, 2019. >> i love this idea. >> she has some real range coming from "the room." >> absolutely. >> all good things come to those who wait. >> and wait and wait and wait and then wait a little more. and lin-manuel miranda taking home internet gold over the weekend. the "hamilton" superstar wrote songs for disney's upcoming animated adventure "moana." and to celebrate the movie's brand-new trailer that just
dropped last night, miranda was singing songs from "newsies" and "mulan" and see who helped him sing this -- from "beauty and the beast." ♪ no one fights like gaston ♪ in a wrestling match no one bites like gaston ♪ ♪ yes he's intimidating ♪ oh, my god that is the rock >> and, of course, dwyane johnson voices a character in it which hits theaters this thanksgiving. >> don't have to wait for too long for that. >> gaston my favorite disney character of all time. >> want to try? ♪ as you see i've got biceps to spare ♪ >> oh, wow. >> wow. >> two songs, one "pop news." monday morning. >> i know. >> wow. >> and we got to wrap a bow on it, so finally, if love is forever, then watch this groom surprise reading dance lifetime of hilarious memories. hunter hinrich surprises his new bride along with his six groomsmen jumping into action,
and, guys, it was showtime. ♪ >> one, two, three four. ♪ the boys getting loose there even dabbing on the dance floor, this mash-up actually was viewed 21 million times so far and not a single dry eye in the house. oh, yeah, a little bit of that. that's right and just setting a new bar for wedding parties all around the world. >> and the rockettes too. >> yes, absolutely. >> that's so great. they will never forget that and we will never forget you. >> yeah, you better forget that soon. that was not good so here's what's coming up on the "gma morning menu." time to walk and talk. lindsay lohan is speaking out about her relationship after a fight with her fiance was caught on camera. we've also got zero belly smoothies. dave zinczenko is here. thank you, brother. with recipes to help you slim down this summer. i could use at least three of
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twists her arm behind her back. this after recently accusing him of trying to strangle and kill her. this morning, the headline making photos raising big concerns about lindsay lohan and her russian fiance egor tarabasov. the photos capturing them in a fight on a beach in greece. the "mean girls" star who turned 30 at the beginning of july was vacationing in mykonos when the dramatic scene was caught on camera. >> she accused egor of taking her mobile phone because she couldn't find her mobile phone in her handbag, then she tried to make a grab at his and ended up throwing his out of the jeep. it landed in either the sand or the sea, and he went for her. >> reporter: reporter katie nicholl spoke with the former child star in italy. lohan saying, there have been so many lies printed about me recently. i've kept quiet for so long, but now i'm scared of what egor might do to me and myself. -- to himself. discussing the domestic abuse that made headlines last week,
she said, it's not the first time. that's the problem. but this time someone saw. >> they'd been on a night out and he attacked her. of course, we'll never know the full story. the only people that know what really happened are the two people in that room that night. >> you can't strangle a woman constantly and beat the [ bleep ] out of her and think it's okay. >> reporter: police eventually responded to the incident. no one was arrested. lohan who first shot to fame after starring in "the parent trap" moved to london in part to live a quieter life after stints in rehab and jail. lohan said. "all i wanted was to get married and settle down and always wanted four kids and egor and i talked about having a family." >> she says that she's become a strong woman and she didn't want to let the people who looked up to her down and she didn't want to let her fans down. >> disturbing photos. during the interview she was reportedly still wearing her engagement ring, lara, contemplating the future of what has at times been a very volatile relationship. >> yeah, volatile, indeed. paula, thank you so much.
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back to the olympics and that overpowering start for the women's gymnastics team building on that gold medal performance four years ago. former medalist dominique dawes here to talk about it but first let's go to matt gutman in rio for all the action. good morning, matt. >> reporter: hey, good morning, george. to say that the u.s. women dominated in qualifying would be an understatement. they came in first, second and third. the team is anchored by a human rocket that we know is simone biles and get this, she hasn't lost a competition in three years. >> she is a 4'8" -- >> reporter: this morning the smallest american gymnast has made her gargantuan landing on rio's world stage. that human spring known as simone biles leading the american women's gymnastics team in team qualifying sunday dominating china and russia. the team includes two veterans,
gabby douglas who dominated the 2012 london games winning gold in the individual all-around going on to land her very own lifetime movie and reality show. and current team captain aly raisman at 22 years old now back on olympic turf after trading in her floor exercises in london for the ballroom floor on "dancing with the stars." rounding out the team, two more newcomers, 16-year-old laurie hernandez and 19-year-old madison kocian but every single eyeball in the olympic arena will be on biles. >> today she's the best gymnast in the world. >> reporter: the 19-year-old is already a three-time world champion. >> we know we have big responsibilities ahead of us and we're just super excited. >> reporter: so the u.s. women are heavily favored to win in the team competition. so the biggest question is right now, what do we call them? in the 2012 games in london they were known as the fierce five so
now is it the fiercer five, the fiercest five? the only thing we know for sure they're vying for gold tomorrow in that stadium behind me. george. >> you'll be working on that nickname. dominique dawes joins us now a veteran of the magnificent seven u.s. team in 1997. the women coming off that spectacular performance in 2012. the bar is high. >> it is very high. i don't know if the girls are feeling the pressure because for those who watches the prelims they are ten point as head of their nearest competitors russia and china so they'll feel a little bit of pressure but their number one competition is themselves so team usa is versus themselves. >> seems like they're having fun with it. >> i met simone biles for the first time at olympic trials and she is unlike any other olympic gymnast i've ever met. did not have the -- you know, the gate to the bars is up which what is myself and my magnificent seven always had, she was really relaxed, fun,
genuine, and she's looks like she's loving it. >> what do you think that's about. >> i think that's her personality. i heard she goes through some fear factors and mental blocks every now and then but is a bubbly happy kid and got to meet her sister and mom and dad and that just seem to be loving people but she's handling the pressure if she feels any at all very well. >> i imagine it must be so much fun to watch. you were a trail blazer for african-american women in gymnastics and she is now blazing a new trail, as well. >> she's definitely blazing a new trail. i was the first african-american to compete in the '92 olympics along with betty okino and the first african-american to win a medal at the '96 olympic ghams. diane durham was amazing and would have been neck and neck competitionwise with mary lou retton so a gymnast like diane paved the way for me and i paved the way for simone. >> what kind of advice do you give them?
>> you know, i always say have fun. they truly do love what they're doing. those five girls out there, though there's only four or three that are competing they look like they're loving what they're doing so always have a passion for what you're doing and remember, even though you turn pro or start to make money in the sport, don't treat it like a job, don't treat it like a business. you got to make sure you still have the love of the sport and i truly hope that simone biles continues to have the love of the sport even while she begins to make a significant amount of money after winning the team gold and all around gold. >> thanks for coming back in. >> thanks for having me. >> let's go to rob. hey, george, great crowd out here. we are patriotic, excited about live free s. or die, how great is your summer going. >> it's going pretty well. >> you want the u.s. to bring in big gold, don't you? >> yes, definitely. >> love that outfit.
thank you for joining us. beautiful day in new york city. it's going to be kind of rainy in cabo san lucas good monday morning. i'm abc 7 news meteorologist mike nicco. check out your microclimate. highlights a streak of summer to start the week. lit be cloudy and cool for most of us at night and a warming trend. yeah, even warmer as we head into the weekend. today we'll have a 60 as i long the coast. san francisco, richmond, 70s around the bay. 80s inland until the east bay, 90s. here's my accuweather seven-day forecast. steady through wednesday. warmer friday and saturday. have a good day. and coming up, dave zinczenko is here with some great summer smoothies that are healthy too. there he is.
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promises to help you shed pounds with the press of the blender button so you're telling me smoothies really can help me lose weight. >> i'm telling you this is the most delicious fastest and best weight loss weapon on the planet. it is 60-second nutrition and what you're doing here is blending up -- a unique mix of superfoods that flatten your belly, heal your digestive system and we're seeing people losing up to 16 pounds in just a few weeks. >> are they just eating smoothies no. >> they're having three small meals a day and -- >> supplementing with the smoothies. >> they're so full they don't want the food. >> your smoothies have a lot of plant-based protein. >> all of them. all of them, it's veggie-based protein. i've been endorsing this the last couple of years. >> look at awe. >> people love it. people love it because it's fewer calories and in many cases more protein and fiber. >> what did you make.
>> start off breakfast in the morning, a couple of great smoothie, gingerman smoothie and fresh off the oats. we got ginger in there and the ginger is great because you don't want to start the morning feeling bloated. this will give you 9 quick energy hit and start out with healthy fats, protein and fiber. that's -- you want to try to get that in each of your smoothies. >> ingredients in fresh -- >> the berries, almonds, almond milk. >> something more than -- almond milk. may i? >> yes. then you have -- >> good. >> this is gingerman. >> this has a nice little kick to it. ginger, strawberries veg very protein powder and dash of pepper and flaxseed? a lot say flaxseed is an amazing little guy. >> a nice nutty flavor to it. it's really good >> that's the morning. then we go into -- >> preworkout. preworkout. two thing, plenty of carbs and protein. the carbs will fuel your workout. the protein is going to digest for afterwards to help muscle recovery so here we have lemon
kale protein detox which again almond milk, lemon, bananas are nature's power bar and then this is -- >> may i try it? >> this one is coconuts which has good old-fashioned peanut butter, shaved coconut and veggie protein powder. >> i'll tell america how they are. >> 300 calories and five grams of fiber. >> that's my favorite so far. >> they're just delicious. then we come to lunch. what you want is a hearty smoothie. believe it or not and the readers loved it. you know, we've got right here a sweet potato smoothie. doesn't sound great. it is delicious and a beet smoothie with a better nutritional value than even spinach. >> this one looks like baby food but i'm going to go for it. this is -- >> this is sweet potato. >> has cinnamon and it has chocolate. >> it's really good.
hey, mikey, she likes it. all right. >> she's tough to please. >> how dare you. and then for our sweet treat for the end of the day. >> you got to have chocolate. make sure it's dark chocolate and no added sugars. again, we've got a chocolate decadent reader favorite in zero belly smoothies and almond joy, black beans in it. >> ooh. should have told me about the black beans before i tried it but it's good. another great one. actually they're all terrific and apparently good for you. >> fast, easy, delicious. >> all right and you don't have to be a chef. you push a button on your blender. >> for $50. >> and your book. >> and 9 book. >> dave zinczenko. the book again is called "zero belly smoothies." it is available now and get these recipes and i do recommend chocolate decadence, delicious and has avocado in it. goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! right now we'll get over to rob. >> zero bellies. zero bellies right here and future olympians. even the soccer kids, your
favorite olympic event is -- >> soccer. >> and yours? >> swimming. >> swimming, i knew we'd have an extra one. forecast for the northeast. beautiful weather, dry weather and low humidity. we will take it then the humidity and heat begins to wrap up across parts of the midwest as we go through time. looking for showers across the south, heavy rain across florida look good morning. i'm abc 7 news meteorologist mike nicco. check out your planner for today. you will see 60s at the coast. 70s around the bay. 80s to 90s as we back to summer. in fact, very summer like forecast most of the week. slightly warmer thursday, friday, and saturday. >> all right. we're outside and not done yet. this is brought to you by nationwide and now to an unlikely but very funny duo, martha stewart and snoop dogg. we are teaming up and steaming up the kitchen this fall with a new cooking show, "martha and
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>> reporter: first told nearly 40 years ago. ♪ look in your eyes and you whisper sweetly ♪ ♪ oh oh oh oh >> reporter: now reimaged. >> what's so great about this "pete's dragon" is that it doesn't step on the toes of the original. it's a very different story. >> reporter: the film centers on a 10-year-old orphan boy named pete living in the woods with elliott, a giant green dragon. what's the overall theme of this movie. >> i think this movie is really about finding your family and maybe your family isn't necessarily your blood. but your family can be your friends, your family did be an adopted family. this is a beautiful story of a boy who loses his family and finds another one and there happens to be a dragon. >> have you metal yacht yet. >> oh, yeah, elliott and i are
very good friends. we have really good chemistry. >> just wanted to make sure because i'm waiting to meet elliott. >> it's a big deal when you meet elliott. i basically have a giggle fit every single time i'm around elliott. very cool. >> i keep expecting just elliott the way i remember him from 1977. >> yes. >> this dragon is like nothing anyone has ever seen before. gets a very unique dragon and he's so awesome. >> reporter: for "good morning america," sara haines, abc news, new zealand. >> "pete's dragon" hits theaters on friday. coming up here, hugh grant right here live.
happy to stay we're back with hugh grant. no stranger to strong leading ladies like julia robert, renee zellweger. now starring opposite meryl streep in the film "florence foster jenkins." this is based on a true story in it meryl play's the world's famous not great singer. hugh is her incredibly loyal husband and manager and in this clip he's sharing a review very carefully. >> the consensus was she'd never sung better. her grace and brilliant personality only added to the remarkable quality of her voice. by the end of her performance the stage was -- a bow of blue and madam jenkins retired to
thunderous applause. >> bravo. bravissimo. >> steven ferrer directed this film which i could not believe is based 0en a true story. will you share with us a little about who florence is? >> well, yes, she was a millionai millionairess heiress in the 1940s. the film takes place in the '40s when she was in her 70s and ran the classical life of the city. only problem was she herself felt that she could sing and she wasn't just bad, she was so hilariously bad that she could fill kacarnegie hall and things like that and never knew people were coming to laugh at her and was protected of the knowledge of that by me her husband and group around her. >> your character, so wildly loyal that he will go to any length to protect his wife and make sure that she doesn't know
how bad she is. >> that's right, yes. >> what drew you to that character? >> well, the whole concept of the film i think was fascinating, this awful singer and sort of whole idea of delusion, but my character was rather interesting. he's extremely loving and loyal, protective but nuanced and complex is what he's got other tough going on and you ask yourself in the film or at least for a lot of the film you're asking yourself does he really love this or is he in it for the money because she's so rich for his own career really. but hopefully in the end people realize this is real love. >> there is a real love story and it's not what you think. it is -- there are -- weird twists and turns in this elegant tale. >> yes, it's difficult to talk about them without ruining the film in yes, i shant. i feel like i have to say shant because you're so elegant. what was it like working with meryl streep and especially in this character. >> well, obviously it was a big
reason for doing the film because i don't do many films anymore. you know, i've sort of moved on a built but when this came up with such a great script and steven and meryl streep clearly i had to do it. and i was terrified of her with her 19 oscar nominations, but actually she was delightful. >> did she do any -- >> raised my game. >> did she notice you were nervous, any exchange in the early days of table reads? >> she pretended she was, as well. i used to ask her every day, meryl, are you nervous for the first week, yes, yes, i'm nervous. after two weeks she said, no, i'm not nervous anymore. >> how in the world did she find that voice, because florence is, you know, makes it to carnegie hall and fills it but it's cringe worthy singing. >> it's -- she is an actress of genius. she's also a classically trained
singer so she learned to sing all these famous and very difficult -- >> it had to be hard for meryl to be bad at something. perfectly bad. >> she learned them all perfectly then messed them up. >> it's been said that you may -- you just alluded to it. you might retire from films altogether in well, i had moved on slightly. i was doing other stuff in life. very involved with various political things in britain but occasionally it's lovely to dip my toe back in showbiz. >> will you please come back to lake showbiz again. >> i'll have a towel waiting for you. >> hugh grant, thank you for coming. it's a pleasure to meet you and i'm excited. you'll love the film. it's called "florence foster jenkins" and hits theaters this friday. coming up, you better stay with us. it gets a little crazy. the "gma" games with
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dan and shay right here. that was so much fun just a few minutes ago. tell us about this second album "obsessed." >> we have this new album "obsessed" a couple of months ago and we're so proud of this. it feels so good to have a new body of work and get on the road and play a few new songs. >> excellent. >> awesome. so obviously we're all in the olympic spirit, got to ask you guys if you were olympians what would you compete in, dan? >> oh, my goodness. >> that's ridiculous. i would have to say swimming. i feel like swimming is always a big deal. >> you have the swimmer hair. >> i wish i had a swimmer's body. >> who doesn't. >> shay? >> i'd just go straight for the top. try to go to basketball. my boy jimmy butler is playing. so, yeah. >> a man after my own heart. >> looking at the makings of the dream team. >> olympic basketball team right here. dan + shay's new album
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