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good morning, america. breaking overnight, terror on the ferris wheel, three young children fall nearly 50 feet to the ground after their basket flips over. >> i was hollering please stop. stop, stop the machine. >> the girls rushed by helicopter to the hospital. the latest on the investigation right now. massive fires and floods. more than 6,000 acres burning in california, forcing thousands of residents to flee and remnants of tropical storm javier wreaking havoc on the southwest. new jogger murder mystery. another young woman found dead after going out on a run by herself, killed in broad daylight less than one mile from her mom's home. the second deadly incident in just days. two communities on edge this morning. rivalries heat up in rio.
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>> it's lilly king and she says, hello, russia. meet my finish. >> u.s. swimmer lilly king sends a message with olympic gold. >> we can still compete clean and do well at the olympic games. >> ryan murphy also strikes gold for team usa. >> look at him go! >> all eyes on the women's gymnastics team as they prepare to hit the mat, the beams and the bar. will simone biles lead them to victory? we're live in rio for all the action. >> announcer: live in times square and rio de janeiro, this is "good morning america." and good morning, america. big night in rio for team usa. two gold medals last night, lilly king, ryan murphy, they dominated in the pool. >> unbelievable. and everybody is talking about michael phelps and that game face. you have to take a look at it. i was watching. it never changed. he was clearly in the zone and wait till you see what was going on around him. he remained unfazed. amy at our olympic desk in rio with all that and an exclusive with the gymnastics team's moms
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before their competition tonight. >> that is all coming up but first that scary ferris wheel accident in tennessee. three young girls rushed to the hospital after their basket flipped. abc's steve osunsami is in greenville, tennessee, with the latest. good morning, steve. >> reporter: good morning, to you, george. local police are treating this ferris wheel directly behind me where the accident occurred as a crime scene until they can figure out what caused this ride to go so wrong. it wasn't what anyone wanted to see at the county fair, families were screaming for help. >> i've got three kids that fell from the ferris wheel. three kids. >> reporter: three children were thrown from this ferris wheel at the greene county fair in tennessee and fell 30 to 45 feet. >> i felt real bad for the little kids. they screamed a little bit and hit the ground, just laying there. >> reporter: investigators say one of the passengers cabins with the three children rose in the sky, as it rose, it got
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caught against the cabin directly below it. the cabin with the children turned more than 90 degrees hanging upside down horizontally when the children spilled to the ground. >> i was hollering, please stop, stop, stop the machine. seemed like it was a millennium before it stopped. >> reporter: it was around 6:15 p.m. paramedics raced to the carnival and found the young victims lying on the deck. >> i didn't see movement. i see blood coming from their mouth. i actually thought they were dead. it was so horrific. >> reporter: two had to be airlifted to a nearby medical center. the third rushed in an ambulance. >> this is rescue command. there's a forklift i think on the way to the scene now. >> reporter: rescue crews had to bring in a fire truck ladder and forklift to reach and ultimately free the rest of the riders trapped on the ride. this morning an investigation into the incident is underway. the three children are in recovery. but all carnival rides closed until further notice. police are already on the scene this morning continuing their investigation.
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they are not, as of now, releasing the names of those children. lara. >> all right, steve, hope they're okay. from that accident to the latest on the 10-year-old boy killed at a kansas water park on what is known ased -- as the world's tallest water slide. that slide closed as we learn new details about the tragedy and investigators try to determine what went wrong. abc's alex perez is in kansas city with the very latest. good morning, alex. >> reporter: hey, good morning, lara. investigators have not said what they believe went wrong here. witnesses say people were scrambling to try to help the boy but it was simply too late. this morning, new startling details on that terrifying accident that killed 10-year-old caleb schwab. police saying he died of a fatal neck injury at the end of the ride. >> there was a very loud, just a boom, boom. i knew immediately that somebody had fallen off the raft. >> eyewitness steve casteneda said he saw schwab, the son of
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representative scott schwab, riding with two adult women when the boy somehow fell out. steve, a registered nurse, raced to help and police say both got minor facial injuries. >> one of the guys was still screaming, and so i told him, i said there's nothing we can do. >> reporter: abc news was at the jaw-dropping ride verruckt german for insane, when it happened two years ago. you must be at least 4'6" to ride and two of the riders on the raft must weigh a combined minimum of 400 pounds. plummeting 17 stories in seconds sending tubers racing down it at nearly 70 miles per hour. but before its big debut major questions about the ride's safety. early tests showing sandbag dummies going airborne. officials adjusting adding seat belts and safety nets. loved ones now remembering the freckle faced 10-year-old who they say loved baseball and giving hugs. >> he's going to be missed for his energy, for his life, for
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his smile. >> reporter: and the pastor there saying this has just been unthinkable time for the family. the slide will be closed indefinitely but the park set to re-open tomorrow. george. >> okay, alex, thanks very much. we move on to those travel delays. delta canceling 250 flights this morning after a power outage shut down their systems worldwide on monday sparking long lines like this one at newark. abc's david kerley is at reagan national airport with the latest. >> reporter: another tough morning already for delta. look at this. here's a delay of three hours if anybody wants to go from d.c.a. to lexington. here's the reason why, long lines again. here at delta this morning, as you mentioned, they have already canceled 250 flights today. that's on top of the 1,000 flights canceled yesterday. the airline is trying to move aircraft and crews into position so they can clear out the backlog and get people moving. here's some good news, george, anybody who's been delayed three hours or more can now get a voucher from delta.
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>> i guess this all started with a power outrage but how come there's no back-up generator? >> reporter: delta is not being forthcoming. the georgia power company said electricity was never interrupted so the question is a piece failed. why wasn't there a backup or a workaround with tens of thousands affected delta is not telling us why so far. >> answers to come, thanks very much. >> absolutely. turning now to the devastating wildfires in the west, burning thousands of acres, forcing massive evacuations. firefighters working hard to contain them at this hour and abc's kayna whitworth is right there in silverwood, california, with the latest. good morning, kayna. >> reporter: lara, good morning to you. we have multiple road closures and 5200 families under evacuation orders. and the air quality is now so bad, two neighboring cities have cancelled school today. this morning, a wildfire raging in the mountains of san bernardino county. triggering the evacuation of thousands of residents. >> i'm very shaken up. this is like my dream house. >> reporter: for me it's scary.
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i'm a newbie so this is my first fire. >> reporter: smoke stretching for miles across more than 6,000 acres of burning land. >> it is absolutely ripe to burn. the fire is chewing right through the vegetation. >> reporter: the wind-driven wildfire quadrupling in size since it first started on sunday. >> i've been through several fires but never one this close. >> reporter: nearly 900 firefighters working tirelessly, battling the intern know from the air. dropping fire retardant from air tankers in the sky. and on the ground they saved homes coating them in fireproof gel. but this morning, the fire is showing no sign of slowing down. and this morning, that fire is just 6% contained. george, still a long way to go. >> okay, kayna, thanks very much. we move on to the race for the white house. donald trump tried a campaign reboot on monday, big speech on
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the economy, but a new poll shows a 12-point lead for hillary clinton, and overnight the most prominent republican senator yet says she will not support trump and tom llamas is here and that blistering statement from maine senator susan collins comes on top of a tough letter from 50 former national security experts. >> another bad week for donald trump as his campaign tries to keep him on message some damaging developments. prominent republicans now coming together to say they will not vote for trump, this as a new conservative candidate enters the race to take on clinton, but also trump. overnight, a republican senator delivering a stinging blow to donald trump. in an op-ed in "the washington post" maine senator susan collins saying she will not vote for trump because, quote, mr. trump lacks the temperament, self-discipline and judgment required to be president. this as 50 former national security officials, all republican, signing a letter stating trump would be the most reckless president in american
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history. among the most prominent names former cia and nsa director general michael hayden and two former secretaries of homeland security, michael chertoff and tom ridge. in the past, ridge saying he was in disbelief about trump's cozy relationship with vladimir putin. >> i don't think too many americans are pretty excited about donald trump being -- getting all those wonderful sweet words from putin. >> reporter: trump responding calling it politically motivated saying the people on the list deserve the blame for making the world such a dangerous place and that they are nothing more than the failed washington elite. >> i think he's inhuman. i think he doesn't care about anyone but himself. i do believe he's a fraud and he's a con man. >> reporter: now former cia operative evan mcmullin launching an independent bid for the white house. mcmullin who recently worked on policy with house republicans is being funded and helped by gop members unhappy with trump. what do you say to republicans
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who support trump who say a vote for you is going to be a vote for hillary clinton? >> he's alienated broad swaths of our population. donald trump cannot win. >> reporter: but if it comes to a few states will you feel guilty if you handed hillary clinton to the election? >> he is going to lose to hillary regardless. he's demonstrated that already. >> reporter: trump facing new battles as he tries to focus on the economy. >> i want to jump-start america and it can be done, and it won't on be that hard. >> reporter: the republican nominee refusing to be knocked off message in detroit. but still taking some shots. >> i will say the bernie sanders people had far more energy and spirit. i will say that. >> reporter: hillary clinton also dealing with campaign event issues, as clinton was remembering those killed in the pulse nightclub shooting at her rally in kissimmee just south of orlando, the father of the shooting was directly behind her. it's unclear how the clinton
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campaign did not notice seddique mateen, a controversial figure who has made anti-gay comments wearing a red hat sitting just behind the candidate. also overnight, parents of two of the four benghazi victims are now suing hillary clinton in their suit they claim clinton's, quote, reckless handling of classified information contributed to their deaths. the clinton team responding this morning saying while no one can imagine the pain of the families of the brave americans we lost at benghazi there have been nine different investigations into this attack and none found any evidence whatsoever of any wrongdoing on the part of hillary clinton. guys. >> tom, thanks very much. let's bring this to matt dowd, our political analyst, and matt, let's begin with that refusal to endorse from maine senator susan collins, prominent republican. she's the latest in a series there. you have a couple of other republican senator, ben sasse, mark kirk and several others withholding their endorsements. we've talked in the past about whether these endorsements matter. how about these refusals to endorse? >> well, i mean like delta, donald trump has left a lot of
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republicans stranded with nowhere to go in the course of this race, george. this is like a dam and the dam has held this from happening up until this point but donald trump through his own actions has punched holes in that dam and now these republicans are bleeding support whether they are endorsing hillary clinton or somebody else or just withholding support. it begins to be this flood out and donald trump has to figure out a way to patch that dam. i think that's what his speech was yesterday. >> that's what i was going to ask you about because it did seem like the speech yesterday he was trying to get back republicans, sort of orthodox republican proposals on the economy. that's what he emphasized trying to heal that breach. >> well, that's exactly what he was trying to do, but the problem, george, is we're 90 days left. he should be speaking to independents. he's still figuring out a way to patch the party together so he has a uniform republican party in the course of this. that's a huge problem. as hillary clinton talks to independents, donald trump is still trying to figure out a way to keep team gop together. >> democrats talking about expanding the electoral map and you hear them talking about going to georgia, putting more
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resources into places like north carolina and arizona which of course went to mitt romney last time around. >> yeah, i mean obviously this map expands widely when you're ahead by 8 or 10 points. really as we know geography doesn't matter in the course of the race unless you're within two or three points. donald trump has to figure out a way to get it close for the map to matter. because it's a flood of electoral votes for hillary clinton until it closes. >> matt dowd, thanks very much. we want to go now to team usa going for gold at the olympics. america dominating in the pool overnight boosting the medal count after another dramatic day of action. let's go right to amy at our olympics desk in rio with the very latest. good morning to you, amy. >> hey, good morning, lara. so many big performances and surprises for team usa on day three, especially in the olympic pool and at the gymnastics pavilion. let's take a look. overnight the u.s. swim team breaking records and winning big in rio. >> she did it!
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>> reporter: but the hottest race of the night didn't involve the team's big guns, phelps and ledecky. instead all eyes were on 19-year-old lilly king. during the semifinals of the 100-meter breaststroke king wagging her finger at an image p of yulia efimova. she once served a 16-month doping explanation. king, later explaining. >> shaking your finger number one and caught for drug cheating, not a fan. >> right before monday night's final, both women avoiding eye contact. the race coming down to the wire. but king just edging out the russian to take her first gold. >> we can still compete clean and do well. >> reporter: american katie meili taking the bronze. the american domination in the 100-meter backstroke continues as ryan murray takes gold. the u.s. winning the event six olympics in a row.
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>> welcome -- >> reporter: 30-year-old american david plummer taking the bronze. kathleen baker making her olympic debut and winning silver in the 100-meter breaststroke. her hungarian competitor taking gold. her husband and coach going wild with excitement. and in the men's 200-meter freestyle final conor dwyer winning bronze. katie ledecky and michael phelps both already striking gold in rio hoping to add more medals to their collections after swimming strong in the semifinals before his race, phelps keeping his game face on even as a rival appears to try to psych him out. one swimmer who didn't make the cut, four-time gold medalist missy franklin, olympic darling four years ago finishing last in the women's 200-meter freestyle semifinals. she has another shot with backstroke later this week. the men trying to end their 32-year gold medal drought in gymnastics. despite some strong
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performances, their mistakes piling up. japan taking home gold. the americans faring better in diving. 2012 bronze medalist david boudia and steele johnson win silver in synchronized diving. tonight michael phelps and katie ledecky are going for gold but all eyes will be on the women's gymnastics team. i got to sit down with some of their moms before the big event this afternoon. they are excited. they're nervous. we'll have that exclusive coming up a little later, george. back to you. >> cannot wait for that. thank you, amy. now to jesse for the medal count? thanks so much. heading into day four at the summer games and team usa right now has the most overall medals. take a look. they're tied right now with china with most golds at five apiece. when you consider the americans also have seven bronze, seven silver, that gives then the leading total right now of 19 total medals. china in second place with 13, japan and the russian federation tied for third at 10 apiece and italy rounds out the top five
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with nine medals. you just heard amy say today a chance for more gold for team usa. can't wait, george. >> with the weather, rob is here with more on tropical storm haif yar. >> a lot of rain in cabo san lucas and they had evacuation, some of the low-lying areas. four to five inches of rain falling but did damage and weakening to a weak tropical storm but the moisture will get into the desert southwest over the next couple of days. 2 to 3 inches is all it takes to get flash floods going east of phoenix so watching that, these flash flood watches extend until tomorrow night. your local forecast coming up in 30 seconds.
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>> good morning, i am meteorologist mike nicco. sunshine is 30 minutes quicker today and average highs, with plan chest clouds and:00 -- and similar temperatures tonight. today, from mid-to-upper 60s at the coast into san francisco, and mid-to-upper 70s around the bay and 80s inland until the east bay at 90s. temperatures tonight are back in the 50s. my seven-day forecast shows few degrees change on wednesday and thursday but a warming trend >> another nice day across the northeast with low levels of humidity. kind of rare for the first week of august but we'll take what we can get. >> coming up on "good morning america" -- a new jogging murder mystery.
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good morning from the roof here in downtown san francisco where it is mostly cloudy, a little bit near the coast. check out the temperatures mid to upper 50s. a 5 antioch, santa rosa 50. the sunshine will come out quicker today and slow warming until it does. lumplg in the 50s and 70s. by 4:0050s at the coast, upper 80s to near 90 inland. that's close to average. temperatures in the 50s with cloud covers in the same areas we dealt with this morning. with will drop a couple of degrees tomorrow. warm up a couple degrees on thursday an warm up through saturday. >> looks good to me. thank you. the latest on the mystery of a murder surrounding another young jogger. nancy grace will weigh in next on "gma." another update in 30 minutes and
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so unlike others, mirafiber is less likely to cause unwanted gas. love your fiber. new mirafiber. you're looking live at that ferris wheel in tennessee shut down now after three young girls plunged nearly 50 feet to the ground when their basket tipped over. they are recovering in the hospital and an investigation is under way. also right now, delta canceling at least 250 flights this morning after that massive power outage monday creating a travel nightmare for thousands of passengers. delta now offering refunds and vouchers. more than 6,000 acres are burning from wildfires out west sparking massive evacuations. firefighters battling the blazes from the air, on the ground, and we are tracking it all this morning. we also have -- i'm sorry. >> no, just saying it's tough out there. >> horrible. the latest on the olympics in rio. amy is standing by. she has a close-up on the athletes' best game faces and
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speaking of game faces, look at that. mckayla maroney, she had one of the most famous game faces there it is, the i'm not -- >> there you go. >> there you go, girl. >> we'll talk to her coming up, george. >> not impressed by us either. that is all coming up. first we have the second jogging murder in a week this time in massachusetts where a young woman runner was killed in broad daylight drawing comparisons to last week's killing in queens, new york. linsey davis has more. >> reporter: striking similarities. both around the same age and lived in new york. both out for a jog in broad daylight, and it appears both were sexually assaulted. authorities are saying nothing at this point connecting the two cases but both communities are not only grieving but fearful a killer is on the loose. this morning, residents in princeton, massachusetts, are on edge as police search for a killer. >> we have a young woman who appears to be a murder victim and you can't be too careful right now.
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>> reporter: the victim, 27-year-old vanessa marcotte went for a jog on sunday at 1:00 p.m. and never came back. marcotte lived in new york city where she worked for google as an account manager. her social media pages showcase her life including photos with her mother who she was visiting in massachusetts. >> we do not know if this was a random act. we are asking the residents of princeton and the surrounding areas to use an abundance of caution. we're asking the public to be careful and to be vigilant. if you have seen anything, or seen someone within the last 24 hours that is suspicious to you we are asking you to report it to the massachusetts state police. >> reporter: police sources tell abc news investigators are looking into signs of sexual assault. this is the second high-profile case in less than a week involving a young woman murdered while going out for a jog in broad daylight.
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one week ago and 193 miles away last week karina vetrano's body was found by her father in queens, new york. on monday night, the nypd held a public meeting in veterano's howard beach neighborhood to keep residents informed of the latest developments. >> so far we have collected several pieces of evidence from the crime scene that are being forensically processed as we speak. we hope to have all of the results back very soon. >> reporter: the working theory in the queens case is that karina's killer may have been a stranger, which is somewhat unusual. in 2014, for example, of all homicide victims only 11% were killed by someone they did not know. both cases remain unsolved. authorities in massachusetts are now telling people to jog in pairs. >> you got to be safe. let's talk to nancy grace about this. our friend from hln. nancy, police say there's nothing to suggest the cases are linked at all but it is a striking coincidence. >> well, i would not go that far just yet until we get a dna confirmation of that.
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i believe part of the reason that they're saying that is the geographical distance between the two. you've got about a three-hour drive between them, but look at the similarities as you have pointed out. both women avid runners visiting their parents on a local jogging path. already into their jog. i believe that the second victim was sexually assaulted because she was found unclothed. just like karina vetrano, both of them, i believe, were dragged. the second victim was found deep into the woods while karina vetrano had grass in her hands. i'm wondering right now where is the iphone? where is the cell phone belonging to vanessa marcotte? because if they have that, that would give them so much evidence. if they don't have it, that would suggest to me that the killer has retained it. another issue is they're saying
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she was killed by a random killer. interesting, why would a random killer take the time in broad daylight -- this is sunday at 1:00 in the afternoon -- to burn the fingertips, the feet and facial features of the victim? all the identifying characteristics. why? if you kill somebody you want to leave the scene immediately. why stick around to do that and take the time to drag the body into the woods? think about it. >> i am thinking about it and i'm listening to you and sounds like if you were an investigator your working theory would be these are tied together until it's disproved? >> well, again, the three-hour distance is a problem because in the first one karina vetrano, it suggests that it is random. at first we thought the killer had taken souvenirs or mementos. that's very common especially amongst serial killers but those headphones and left shoe were found ten feet away.
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in this case police are not releasing that evidence. i'm very concerned about the second one not being random. i'll tell you why. both of them were on secluded jogging paths known mostly to locals. but this second one, that's out basically in a very, very rural area. there were no vague rants. there were no transients. there were no people out on the beach having a bonfire. this is a half a mile in a very rural area. i wouldn't even call it a subdivision. who would be there? who would know about that jogging route? just a half a mile from her mom's home. it's got to be a local. >> you say that's quite different from queens where there had been -- that area had been known to be a place where varants and others congregated? >> yeah, and you know what, in fact, i can emphasize that in another way. police have gone to another measure. it's a little unusual in karina vetrano's case, they have actually pulled up all the
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summons from the last six months or so. transients, people out there smoking pot, littering, whatever they can find. that was done in the son of sam case. he was caught because he got a ticket by a fire hydrant and they are pulling up everybody they know in the vetrano area that had been out there loitering, so to speak, not so in this case out of boston in princeton. it's so rural, it points to a local. that's why i think they may not be connected. also, they're not telling us whether there's dna in the second case but my bet is there is. >> okay, nancy grace, thanks very much. now let's go over to lara. george, thank you. coming up on our big board, heads-up. drivers of cars, trucks, if you like to multitask behind the wheel, soon it could be illegal to eat breakfast or drink coffee while doing so. big in he had cal news, do you knead to get your cholesterol checked? what age should he be? we'll talk about that. kids and cursing. why some say it's not a bad idea. we'll talk about that too coming
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welcome back. it is time for our big boar it is time for our big board. our team of insiders standing by live for more on this morning's top stories and t.j. holmes is with us for our first story talking about drinking and driving but not alcohol. >> kind of, sort of. >> talking about coffee so here's the thing. new jersey's considering a bill that would outlaw eating, drinking coffee while behind the wheel. if the bill becomes law, what does it mean for jersey drivers? >> $200 up to $600 to $800 for a second offense. >> for a sip of coffee? >> for a sip of coffee. up to $800 for a second offense. focused on the drinking coffee but this bans all distracted driving. >> i can't put my mascara on either? >> you can't do that. the thing about the law written to say any activity unrelated to the actual operation of a car. what is that? everything. >> right.
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>> giving your kid a bag of carrots. talking to a fellow passenger. putting on the makeup. turning the radio up. turning it down. taking off a jacket. anything you do in the car can be seen as distracted driving. >> sounds like you think it will be hard to enforce. >> might be. >> it is a good idea. i'm sure we've all seen some crazy stuff people do while driving? >> but that's part of the criticism. how are you going to enforce it? a cop can see you do anything and say that's distracted driving. it's not just a matter of enforcement but a matter of getting the message out and getting ingrained in our head it's all dangerous. >> it comes from a good place and we know that distracted driving costs lives. >> 2400 people no 2014 killed by distracted driving. it's serious. even if the law doesn't pass and gets us talking about it, thinking bit and not just a matter of texting anymore. it's a lot of stuff you do. >> thanks very much. let's move on now to some medical news. dr. richard besser is here now and there's a brand-new study that says, rich, that people under 39 years old might not
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need to be screened for high cholesterol. tell us about it. >> yeah, so a lot of people feel if you go to the doctor and don't get a blood test you're not getting good care. the committee that makes recommendations wanted to see what's the evidence that testing people under 39 for high cholesterol makes a difference? what they found there have been no studies to look at that. you want everybody to eat right, to exercise, maintain a good weight. and it's not clear you want to start younger people on statins so what they're saying is there really isn't good evidence to test healthy young adults for cholesterol. >> so, rich, if you're 39 or younger, you go to a doctor for your physical, they suggest it, should you say no? >> i wouldn't say no. but i'd say why? and there are some reasons, there's certain medical conditions that can run in families that do make it worthwhile, but it shouldn't be one of these routine tests that you get your checkup and talk to your doctor and boom, they check your cholesterol.
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>> wait a second. it's not like a mammogram. i would sort of say why not. why not get your blood checked? >> it's recommended for kids that are between 9 and 11 check your cholesterol to see if you have a family condition, but then after that the recommendation are that you don't start men until age 35, women until age 45 then only if they have high risk of letter disease. you end up risking labeling people. i've seen kids labeled with, oh, they have high cholesterol when you want everybody to be doing the same thing and only do it at a point where you'll decide this is when you would start a staten and do something very different. it doesn't lead to good health and there's no evidence that it really changes people's behavior. >> all right, ask why. dr. b., thank you very much. moving on we'll talk about kids and cursing now. is it okay to let your kids slip a little bit? the author of a new book argues using profanity is actually good for us, even for our kids. joining us now clinical psychologist dr. elizabeth lombardo but before we get started we want to show you a classic moment from one of my
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favorite movies, a little christmas in august for you. go ahead, roll 'em. >> oh, f-f-fudge, only i didn't say fudge. i said the big one. the queen mother of dirty words. the f, dash, dash, dash word. >> what did you say? >> i mean, never gets old. never gets old. so i want to ask you, dr. lombardo, would that have been good for him if he -- if we had heard the real mccoy there? is it okay for kids to say it and if so, why? >> i don't think we want to encourage our children to swear. poor ralphie was so frustrated what we want to do is give our kids the tools to express themselves and regulate their emotion. swearing has really aggressive undertones and what we want to do is to help our children be assertive. to express themselves in a respectful way.
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>> how about find a word that means what they're trying to say. i find with my kids the times that they do it and we have not allowed it but like everybody slips like you say. they're doing it more for effect and almost start laughing the minute they use the word. >> yeah, yeah, and so what we want to do is a, you know, what are some effective ways. if your child does verbally transgress, you know, what are you going to do about it? has anyone else experienced that? >> well, i have a 3-year-old at the house and she slipped before with a four-letter word before. >> she did? >> yes. >> i wonder where she got it. >> i'm more so proud that it was used properly. i'm like, it's a bad word but that's good word usage. >> i'd love to know how but i'm sure we can't share. i know i may have slipped. my kids are afraid to curse and -- >> yeah? >> yeah. they actually yell at me and it's gotten to the point where we do the dollar jar. >> we do the dollar jar but i don't hear it from them which i'm glad and i don't want to hear them say it. it sounds too adult. sounds too aggressive.
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dr. b., what do you think? >> in that movie when ralphie slipped they stuck a bar of soap in his mouth. you definitely do not want to go with the wash their mouth out with soap approach. my wife slips a lot more than our kids slip and we don't make a big deal -- >> dr. b. >> we were playing miniature golf on saturday night down at the shore and she slipped a lot and it was our son who called her out and said, hey, mom, there are kids around so, you know, you set the standard and everyone calls each other out when -- >> rich, if i threw my wife under the bus like that, i'd get in so much trouble. >> i'm going to be in big trouble after the show. >> she doesn't get the bar of soap. that's not the answer. at the end of the day, where do we stand on this? is it ever okay for kids to use expressions like that? i personally say no. i prefer they wait until they're a little more -- >> it's really -- it's a personal thing and want to communicate what your beliefs are to your children and make sure they abide by your rules.
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>> thanks, guys. thanks to all of you. coming up a face-off at the olympics. who has the best game face? the close-ups in just two minutes. the close-ups in just two minutes.
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screaming on the inside. there we have the indian gymnast making that face while performing on the vault and then even we have u.s. favorite simone biles, yep, there she is. midflip, making a very comedic face, i'm not sure what's going through her mind but she's definitely concentrating. with moves like she has she can make whatever face she wants. we just want to see her take home gold. i understand, lara, you have someone with you in new york who might know a thing or two about being caught on camera with an interesting expression. >> heck yeah, we have gymnast mckayla maroney. >> hi, guys. >> your game face launched a million memes. it seemed like you were saying, hmm, not impressed. >> definitely. >> was that what you were trying to say. >> no. i wasn't in the moment thinking this was a face i was trying to make. it was a feeling. it was an emotion and i got back to the village and my dad was like you might want to now about everything that's happening because in london it's like we didn't know.
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i was focused -- the next day i was like, we had to go to the all-around and support those girls so it it's like i wasn't ready for that. >> we've got more with you coming up. >> stick around. >> we have more with mckayla coming up.
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. breaking overnight, terror on the ferris wheel. >> i have three kids that fell from the ferris wheel, three kids. >> three girls rushed by helicopter to a hospital after falling nearly 50 feet. we'll have the latest on their recovery and the investigation this morning. two women joggers killed. both out on a run in broad daylight. the danger they didn't see. our safety expert here with how you can protect yourself. ♪ can't stop me no and oscar winner meryl streep live in times square singing a new tune and opening up about her biggest role yet. what's next for the queen of the big screen? meryl and george one-on-one. ♪ time to get the chains out all eyes on team usa. the gymnasts dazzling the world in a "gma" exclusive just hours away from the biggest
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performance of their lives. amy talks with their moms before the competition. >> are they going to take home the gold? >> for sure. >> no doubts? >> no doubts. plus, olympic medalist dominique dawes and mckayla maroney are here live as we say -- >> both: good morning, america. and good morning, america. it is great to have paula and jesse here with us today. also as we get ready for the olympics, amy is in rio as well and has an exclusive with the moms of the game nationals competing today. also, you may have noticed some marks on michael phelps' back. it's part of a literally hot therapy trend. it's calling cupping and we'll get into the science behind it. a lot of athletes are using it and people swear by it. we'll talk about why it works, does it work, all that. >> we'll share it here but we did not give paula enough time
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to get to the desk so we'll show a little more cupping. >> in a new olympic event. >> the new one is sprinting from the news desk or from the anchor desk to the news desk. >> judges' awards. >> well done. >> thanks, guys. good morning to you, and the big story this morning, another terrifying incident at an amusement park in tennessee where a ferris wheel car flipped over sending three girls plummeting 30 to 45 feet to the ground. authorities say the girls were alert and talking to police last night. at least one of them is in serious condition with a head injury. ride inspectors are due on the scene today to determine what went wrong. and we do have new details about that young boy who died on a water slide in kansas. police say 10-year-old caleb schwab suffered a fatal neck injury. witnesses say that his body was not in the three-person raft when it reached the bottom. now, the two women in the raft with him only suffered minor facial injuries. there is a 400-weight minimum for each raft. but investigators are not saying if that was a factor in the accident.
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some park guests reportedly voiced concerns in the past about the water slide's lap belts not working properly. and a fast-moving wildfire in southern california has now spread across ten square miles. thousands of homes are threatened about 60 miles east of los angeles. schools and some roads are closed. dry brush is fueling that fire. in politics in morning donald trump faces stinging new criticism from members of his own party. republican senator susan collins of maine is refusing to vote for trump saying that he shows disregard for common decency and 50 prominent gop national security experts have signed a letter claiming that trump is unqualified, dangerous and reckless. trump fired back calling them part of the failed washington elite and saying they are the reason why the world is, quote, such a mess. and the parents of two americans killed in benghazi are filing a wrongful death lawsuit against hillary clinton. patricia smith and charles woods claim clinton's, quote, extreme carelessness in handling
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classified information on a private e-mail server contributed to the deaths of their sons. smith is a trump supporter who spoke at the republican convention. and delta has canceled hundreds of flights again today in the aftermath of that computer failure blamed on a power outage. aging technology could be to blame. the airline is offering refunds, as well as vouchers. and some shocking video for you from a colorado highway. this woman, she was not just texting while driving. look at this, she also has her leg up on the dashboard. a passenger in another car shot the video saying she couldn't believe that anyone could be that reckless. and it is time for an olympic update this morning, so let's go back to amy at the olympics desk with the headlines from rio where, amy, it could be a really big day for the americans. oh, let's hope it is. it's definitely a busy day for team usa, paula. simone biles and the women's gymnastics team going for gold today, and michael phelps will try to win his 20th gold medal. last night ryan murphy set a
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record winning gold in the 100-meter backstroke and 30-year-old david plummer won bronze. plummer is the oldest swimmer since 1912 to medal during his olympic debut. and 19-year-old lilly king won gold in the 100-meter breaststroke setting an olympic record and defeating her russian rival. lilly said, quote, i did it clean, backing up her tough talk in reference to the russian doping scandal. let's take a look at the medal count, the u.s. has the lead this morning with 19 including five golds. china is in second place overall with 13 medals, and we had to share this, ryan lochte tweeted video of his 95-year-old grandmother carrying the olympic torch or a version of it anyway to cheer him on. lochte competes in the 200-meter medley tomorrow, but there is so much to look forward to today. go, team usa, everybody. >> indeed, let's go. thanks, amy. >> jesse, what you got? >> we got time for "pop news," guys. we could feel an exclusive
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announcement in the air this morning from phil collins. you hear that. you gave me the great tip. the grammy winner was going to be performing at the opening night ceremonies at the u.s. open tennis august 29th, awesome kicking off with none other than "in the air tonight." collins has two more upcoming projects, an autobiography called "not dead yet" and a new album entitled "the singles." both expected in october. you guys ready? ♪ ♪ i can feel it coming in the air of tonight ♪ >> hold, hold on, hold on. >> not -- >> hold on there. >> it ain't happening. >> we never saw that one coming. >> i'm so -- >> never can see that. never anticipated that one. anyway, next up, more exciting news, and it ain't no lie, guys. 'nsync is reuniting, but it's
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just for one night if that's okay. ♪ bye bye bye >> i think ginger is the number one 'nsync fan. >> ginger? where is she when you need her the most? >> on vacation in michigan. >> timberlake snapped in epic photo. at a 40th birthday party to say the least ginger is singing to herself -- ♪ this is tearing up my heart." the photo wracking up almost 400,000 likes in five hours and ginger and so many others miss that boy band and the epic fashion. >> you got a thing going on this week. >> a lot of singing. >> you just did two in a row with singing. >> that's for sure but now you have to figure out a way to sing in this next story. >> one thing you're not doing is singing. >> that's for sure. you have to figure out a way to sing in this next spot. >> i don't know if i can do this. rio news. something in rio news. so you thought you saw leonardo dicaprio competing at the games. maybe? seems like a lot of other people saw potentially leo doppelganger. meet brady ellison who took home
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the silver medal in the men's team archery event. fans were convinced the three-time olympian looks just like the academy award winner. >> let me see. >> we got a picture of him anywhere, guys? no? it's not me. i can't shoot archery. there was actually a real celebrity there, though, and that was matthew mcconaughey. >> all right, all right, all right. >> he was proudly wearing a team jersey. no photos here, just take my word for it. >> you did two of those without the photos. >> thanks, upstairs. >> not that there's anything wrong -- there's nothing wrong with visualizing leonardo dicaprio and matthew mcconaughey. >> especially with an archery situation. >> i got george making fun of me about that. i'm left out to dry. >> i was feeling for you. >> and then no video. >> no pictures. >> no video. >> maybe you could sketch what he looked like. can you sketch him? >> do this for you. show you. my best usain bolt. all right. speaking of rugby, the australians may have taken home
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the gold, the women, but one brazilian player went home with something better. and that was a proposal. an olympian stepped out of the pitch. it did not look like she expected that at all. i'm being told to bail out by the producer. it's done. in my ear, jesse, get out. we've got no video. >> imagine that too. >> that was valiant, guys. valiant. >> thank you. >> whoo! >> participation medal. >> yes. this rio-inspired olympic spot news. >> now read the "morning menu." >> yeah, we got a look at what's coming up. i'll walk and talk now, everybody. here's what's coming up on the "gma morning menu." we got a safety alert about protecting yourself while jogging. after all those tragic murders, our safety expert is here to show you that. plus, we're talking a little bit about the science and one of the hottest olympic health trends, cupping, does it really work? it looks painful. >> not painful at all. >> but it's got a lot of benefits, i understand. as team usa goes for gold, dominique dawes and mckayla maroney are here kicking off the games.
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spotlight on the dangers women can face. we have avital zeisler. avital, i want to ask you what can women do, simple things? i mean, there's no way of saying why it happened but in your experience, what advice do you have in light of these two crimes? >> you know, when looking at women's survival and safety kind of a two-pronged approach. how do you prevent the situation from happening and then if you can't prevent it how do you physically defend yourself. when you looking at the prevention side, you can do some preliminary work like really pick a safe route. don't pick something that's remote. pick something that you can actually go to a safe location if you are caught off guard and then also buddy up. be with someone. don't go alone. go with someone you know or your dog and also -- >> don't do the same thing every day. right? >> yeah, best routine is no routine when it comes to your personal security. >> i thought that was a great line. >> definitely because you don't want to be predictable and don't want a potential stalker to be able to catch you off guard. all these tips are so important. and also, if you don't feel like the path is safe, don't go. listen to that intuition inside. either get to a treadmill, get to your gym and still get your workout in. also when you're running, you
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want to be aware of your surroundings. it's called situational awareness so you're tactically more aware of your surroundings. it can save your life. great example with running, cut the distractions out. don't be listening to your ear phones. everyone loves listening to your favorite track list but i challenge you to go out and have a new mindful experience and experience nature and just be aware. >> you were listening if you hear footsteps, if something doesn't feel right and also i like the no routine is the best routine. really good advice and also just the fact you've got to do it with somebody, i mean, in light of these two they're both women jogging alone. if for some reason you come across a problem, do you have some simple moves that we could learn from you right now? >> i have a lot. i'm going to highlight sought combatives for you. it's some basic upper and lower body moves. i'm going to invite my attacker. don't worry, i'm not going to hurt him. the first -- just to let you know combatives, form your body
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into a weapon. if you look at the attacker, the primary target is the face and eyes but for a woman who's much shorter it's going to be hard to necessarily get to access someone's face so the first thing i want to show you is a lower body combative. it's a defensive push kick, and i'm taking the ball of my foot into the groin of the attacker. and i'm using my hip as a power force to gather as much power and strength i can. it's just an example. when i do that do that defensive body kick, the body came down and now i can use upper body combatives like a palm strike which is better for women. the heel of your palm is much less fragile than the fist, for example, the knuckles. a palm strike obviously not to his face but to the pad i'm driving through. >> you would want us to do that to the face. >> exactly. >> one-two punch, the lower and then rate to the face. >> it's a great way just to highlight strategy. how do i actually use these combatives to work so i'm going for the lower body and going for the face with my palm strike and also another example is a hammer fist, it's similar to banging on
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a door. it's another great adaptation for the side of your fist to target the back of someone's head. for example, if i had him down here and i had access to the back of the head, i could use it and then escape to a safe location. there's a lot i could show you. >> it's a great start, though. >> it is a great start. >> definitely a great start and women can see they can use their bodies. >> okay, avital, thanks so much. >> thank you. >> we will be right back and we're going to talk about michael phelps making a mark in the pool. you saw those marks on his shoulder and back so we'll talk what's behind the cupping therapy and whether it works. neutrogena® hydro boost water gel. instantly quenches skin to keep it... ...supple and hydrated... ...after day. with hydrating hyaluronic acid, which retains up to 1000 times its weight... water. this refreshing water gel... plumps skin cells with intense hydration and locks it in. for supple, hydrated skin that bounces back. hydro boost... from neutrogena®.
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back now at "gma" with a hot health trend. it's also happening at the olympics. it's called cupping and swimmer michael phelps and gymnast alex naddour sporting bruising over these circles. signs of the ancient chinese healing technique and here to break down the science behind it, dr. jen ashton and dr. jill blakeway, director of the unova center here in new york. i want to start with you. you know two olympians that use this. why? >> they're ice hockey players we should qualify and not in rio. and it speaks to the interest in complimentary and alternative
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medicine, so-called c.a.m. cupping has been reported from ancient chinese times. everything old is enough again. >> i'm going to ask you, jill, it's like an inverse massage. >> what's it doing for our muscles and bodies? >> it's like doing massage in reverse. it's pulling up and if you can imagine a tight, tense muscle, how good that feels when it pulls up and loosens the fascia, it also brings lots of blood to the area so it's clearing away debris and it's repairing tissue. it's a good thing. >> but couldn't you just do that with massage? to see michael phelps with those big circles on his shoulder and back, why wouldn't he have his physical trainer massaging it? >> the circles are all the blood that's moved to the area. and if you can imagine taking debris away and realigning muscle fibers, it's a much deeper modality than massage in some ways. >> we should be clear, though, lara, in western medicine -- >> we forgot to mention there's heat involved. >> hot cupping. >> there's fire involved. >> there is. why is there heat involved?
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>> we use the fire to take the oxygen out of the cup and then it sucks up the air. >> and literally sucks your skin. logan, your skin looks like a ball of your skin. how does it feel? >> it's great. it's super relaxing. >> it is? >> uh-huh. >> you're in the zone right now. >> in the zone. >> you know you're on live national television. >> it's very comfortable. >> just checking. >> he's getting body hickeys. those are not the medical term. >> what are you going to say, jen? >> we have to be clear, in western peer review medical literature, there is scant to no scientific data to support whether or not it works. there are some reports that people feel better but need to remember this has been done for thousands of years and just because we haven't studied it doesn't mean there's no validity there. you just have to proceed with caution, go to a licensed therapist, one who specializes in traditional chinese medicine or acupuncture or cupping and understand that it needs more study auto oh, but it's all about the fascia
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and myofascial decompression, that tight band of tissue that encapsulates our muscles and the thinking is that suction cup loosens it up and brings more blood flow to the area and speeds recovery and flexibility and bring more blood flow to the area but it definitely needs more study. >> logan seems happy and comfortable and, jill, this is for people who have tight muscles. just for athletes or -- is it a great way to just decompress? >> traditionally it's been used for all sorts of things including gynecology and digestive problems but we use it a lot for people with muscular problems. >> and you will have those little red marks if you do it, but logan seems just fine with it. i want to say thank you to jill and thank you to dr. jen and want to get right out to rob for a look at the weather. >> all right, lara, those red marks means you are committed. this crowd is committed. what time did you get here? >> 3:00 a.m. >> 3:00 a.m. eastern time. my goodness. take a look of this. southeast coast including the florida panhandle. this is what happened in st. petersburg west of tampa. big-time rain there and pain in pasco county, as well. that stubborn low continues to sit and spin so flooding rain along the coastline, locally over six inches over the next couple of days. couple of days.
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>> good morning, i am meteorologist mike nicco. sunshine is 30 minutes quicker today and average highs, with plan chest clouds and:00 -- and similar temperatures tonight. today, from mid-to-upper 60s at the coast into san francisco, and mid-to-upper 70s around the bay and 80s inland until the east bay at 90s. temperatures tonight are back in the 50s. my seven-day forecast shows few degrees change on wednesday and thursday but a warming tr and coming up, amy's exclusive interview with team usa's moms as their gymnasts go for the gold today in rio. and meryl streep singing a new tune on the big screen. there she is. can't wait to talk to her live. can't wait to talk to her live.
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now from abc 7 news. >> good morning. i'm natasha zouves from the abc 7 morning news. several hundred flights have been cancel and delays after a computer failure yesterday. you can re-book for another flight without paying fees. if your flight is cancelled or you have a three hour or more delay delta will give you a $200 travel voucher. an update on the morning commute with alexis. >> we have a new problem in santa rosa area. sounds like a tesla flipped over on its side. northbound 101 past hearn avenue. two to thee lanes blocked. they are working to get it cleared and off to the shoulder. three-mile backup northbound.
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little backup on the southbound side with onlooker delays as well. back to you. >> good to know. california's clean air laws we've cut toxic pollution. we're seeing fewing cases of asthma in kids. and the new clean energy economy has created more than half a million jobs. i'm tom steyer. just when we're making progress, the oil companies are trying to weaken our clean air laws. but we can stop them. send them a message. we're going to protect our kids - not their profits. ♪
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good morning from the roof where we are already seeing sunshine. temperatures are responding. check them out. upper 50s to few low 60s. 68 antioch. this is the way your day will break down. 80s inland. typical day for the early part of august. going to get warmer friday.
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natasha. >> thank you, mike. another abc 7 news update in 30 minutes and always on our news ♪ i got the eye of the tiger welcome back to "gma." there you see them right there, team usa going for the gold today in rio. biggest night of the lives of the gymnasts and we'll hear from their moms in just a moment. yeah, the women behind the women. and former gold medal gymnast dominique dawes and mckayla maroney are with us on how to handle all that pressure those women are going through at the olympics and also how to get the gold. they're going to help us kick off our own "gma" games with a battle of rhythmic gymnastics and there are some of the competitors warming up. >> we're going to see a lot more of that coming up. tory johnson is here with innovative new foods for your family. chili granola. >> ooh. >> coffee foam and a whole lot more. >> i hope you're doing the tasting on that.
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first our olympic gymnasts going for the gold in the all-around competition today and amy sat down exclusively with the ones they rely on more than their coaches, their moms. she's in rio for us. hello, amy, again. >> hey, lara, that's right. for these five young women going for gold today everything they've done in their lives has led up to this moment but, you know, they are not the only ones feeling the pressure, their moms are feeling it too but could not be more proud of their girls. three of the most ferocious fighters on the u.s. women's gymnastics team. simone biles. >> masterfully put together. bar routine eighth a stuck landing. >> gabby douglas. and laurie hernandez. all wowing the crowd sunday night in qualifying rounds. we caught up with their moms between the action at the p & g family home in rio before they
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headed into tonight's competition, fighting for the group gold medal. you've been here before. >> yeah. >> you've been through all the excitement and nerves. how is rio been for you, natalie? >> i think it's different because gabrielle is four years older and to see the way she's handling everything now. more settled. move grounded. >> for nelly biles, her daughter simone stepping into the olympic spotlight for the first time. >> the pressure on simone, does she feel it and all the commentators are saying she's going to win five gold medals. that's pressure. >> i think simone tries real hard not to pay attention to what the expectation is of others. i believe there's more pressure on me than on simone because i am so nervous. i mean, i am just a wreck. >> i want to know what it was like when you were with your daughters and saw their commercials run for the first time. >> the first time i saw simone's commercial it really brought tears to my eyes. >> oh, yeah, i can go bigger. >> i said she really has moves like no other.
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i was just overwhelmed by the beauty which she portrayed. >> and as their daughters prepare to compete tonight the moms are taking it all in, laurie, the first u.s. hispanic born gymnast to make the olympic team in 30 years. talk about being a proud mom. [ speaking a foreign language ] >> proud, very proud of laurie and grateful for the moment. there were days i would get discouraged and she'd be like, "let's do this, mom" with a big smile. >> u.s. women's gymnastics team. are they going to take home the gold? >> for sure. >> we're contemplating it. >> no doubt? >> no doubt. >> no doubt. >> the one thing this team still need, guys, is a nickname. the 1996 gold medal team was known as the magnificent seven and you may remember the 2012 crew was called the fierce five so what happens on that floor tonight could shape what we call the ladies of 2016. but, lara, i love this one they
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came up with. they said glam quad because it spells out their names, i like it. >> we have two former olympic gymnasts, dominique dawes, mckayla maroney, guys, so happy to hear your perspective. i'll start with you, dominique. you've been there and know exactly what these girls are feeling right now. how do you think that they're handling the pressure? what's it like for them as they approach this massive competition today? >> i would say the night before last night they did not get a very good sound sleep. i remember being extremely nervous before the '96 olympic games. however, throughout the day, they're really going to do their normal routine. they're have their normal training, eat what they normally eat and dom back and they'll focus on certain affirmations to make sure they have the right mind-set but i guarantee those moms did not have a great night of sleep either. >> what was it like for your mom? do you remember? i can only imagine. i can't watch my daughter play tennis.
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and it's not the olympics. >> i'm a mother of two girls and i get nervous when my two and a half years and 11-month-old many times. i can't speak for my mother's perspective but my coach was nervous. she was a huge support system to me as well. they spend more time with their coaches than their mothers. >> mckayla, i want to ask. you had that game face. we love having you with us. you were a member of the 2012 team that won gold. i know injuries derailed you from being at this olympics. you know these girls personally. how would you say that these girls, the glam squad -- >> i love that name. >> what you know about them. >> they're doing amazing. i talked to aly today. it's their normal. it's their everyday routine and they'll go out and do their thing. they'll have fun and enjoy it and hope flooe at the end of the day come home with a gold medal. >> what do you think they do in the moments before? i was a competitive diver. how do you control your breathing when you're walking
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out there and have to look totally composed and we talked about game faces we're seeing. how do they do it today? >> for myself i always relied on my faith. i always had a prayer in my head, i can do all things through christ who strengthens me. many of those girls may have the same and affirmations and prelims they were ten point as head of the nearest competition so they don't have pressure. there's no competitors out there that are close to them. their biggest competition is between themselves. >> yeah. you guys will be watching, i know. >> definitely. >> so excited. >> so excited. >> they are amazing and so are you. please come back. be with us. we want your insight throughout the games. mckayla, give us the face. >> there it is. >> she's not impressed. we are so impressed with you guys. i want to say you can see lightning ruin lightni lightning round interviews with missy franklin and simone biles
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on our website and you can see rob right now. >> doing weather and doing rhythmic gymnastics. you guys fans of gymnastics? >> yes, i love gymnastics. >> let's talk about the weather. we have severe weather across the northern tier. later on this afternoon could see big hail and strong wind, maybe a few tornadoes. northeast another beautiful day but starting to heat things up from chicago to boston over the next three days. so enjoy the dry levels of humidity. we will start to crank it up later. west coast looks to be nice. >> i am meteorologist mike nicco, expect a lot of sunshine. even at the coast. temperatures are close to average, 60s at the coast and 80s to nearly 90 inland. my seven-day outlook shows our warmest temperatures are starting on friday. >> and this weather report is brought to you by neutrogena. we have a brand new episode of ginger's original series "food forecast" exploring how to -- how climate and weather affects the grapes in napa valley. are you kidding me? and what those vintners are doing to adapt to a changing climate.
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you're going to want to check that out. you can see that on the and the abc news app on your smartphone devices. she did not bring back any samples for us. >> thank you, ron. back to meryl streep, the saw of the new -- so kind. she asked how my wife is doing. thank you for being so courteous. playing florence foster jenkins and an heiress who charmed a sold out concert at carnegie hall. sold all kinds of records despite the fact she couldn't sing. >> i think madam florence might need a little more preparation before she sings in public. >> we've been rehearsing for a month. >> i know, but from time to time she can be a little -- >> hmm. >> flat. >> flat? >> a tad. just a tad. >> carlo edwards didn't mention any flatness and he is the leading vocal coach.
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>> we can't be talking about the same singer. as for her subblocking pressure, it defies medical science. >> and meryl streep joins us right now. i thought the same thing when i heard you sing in that movie yesterday. defies medical science. how do you do it? >> well, it was to sing badly. >> to sing badly? >> to sing badly, yeah. >> surprisingly easy, sadly. no, it was great fun. she was very specific in how she sang. >> tell people about her because she was actually quite famous for a little while in her day. >> she was. she was someone who was -- it was 1944. middle of the war. and she was a woman who just loved music. and she gave lots of money away to the symphony and to all sorts of musical enterprises in the city, so people kind of --
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what's the word -- sucked up to her a little bit and she was encouraged in her -- in her pursuit of music. she was like a lot of people in the audience who basically would love to be on stage, but she had the money to do it. >> she could do it. also's give everybody a little bit of a taste of what the voice sounded like. let's listen. >> let's get started. ♪ ah, aaah >> she's remarkable, isn't she? >> remarkable is one word for it. but you're actually a great singer. >> oh. >> in real life. is it harder to sing well or badly? >> it's harder to sing well. yeah. i did -- these are very difficult arias. she picked the toughest music, the highest soprano, and so i learned to sing them as well as i could and then let myself go off the rails.
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>> i love the idea you had because she did get to sing at carnegie hall and you guys recreated that and you said for the first take you wanted the camera to be all on the audience. >> yes, we had 500 unsuspecting -- >> they had no idea. >> yes, extras there and i thought we should go out and just do a concert because that reaction would never be the same. you know, they thought meryl streep is going to sing and -- >> and they got meryl streep singing. >> those reactions in the movie are actual, honest reactions. >> you caused kind of a reaction for me at the democratic convention. we were there covering it. i had my back turned to the stage when i heard this incredible high pitch scream. >> wooo! >> sounds like someone is being murdered. >> very primal. you enjoyed it up there, huh?
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>> now i know what i sounded like as a cheerleader in bernard's high school. i didn't realize that i had done that actually. i just was swept up with the moment. it was pretty amazing. >> well, it was clear -- >> moment in history. >> and you swept up a lot of people in the moment. the movie is charming. thanks for coming in today. >> thanks. >> "florence foster jenkins" hits theaters friday. we're going to be right back with
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we're back now with hot, new we're back now with hot, new foods for your family literally in some cases. tory went on a taste finding mission and has all the best picks. we're going to start down here with a real twist on granola. >> called chili granola. instead of being sweet, this is very spicy and great on yogurt, avocado, eggs, i mean you sort of name it, anything you want something spicy on. there you go. you taste that. next up, yummy. it's crunchy spicy all in one. >> all good. get in here, jess. wow. >> southern culture. southern culture adds southern fun into pancake and waffle mix, all kinds of flavors you wouldn't believe. able cobbler. red velvet. ginger bread, peach cobbler, chocolate chip, banana pudding, so many different ones. >> pancakes and chocolate. >> there you go. there you go. >> see you jesse. >> everyone is into barista style drinks. jordan skinny makes allows you to use this foam topping to add
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a flavor just to the top so prepare your coffee just like you want but get a little foam fun even on your nose. perfect, gorgeous. >> i had a feeling. oh, it's delicious. >> it's a fun addition to your coffee. >> so this company, pop art popcorn, their inspiration comes from deejays who mash up music and take two songs and blend them. that's what this is all about. taking two distinct flavor, blending them into one bag so caramel and cheddar cheese. honey caramel and feta cheese. making these fun mixes so you get this flavor burst that's pretty delightful. fun, new company, new mixes from them. pop art. one of the best snack companies in the country late july snacks makes healthy, organic. this is brand new. they've taken two popular things, blue corn and dippers. so you've got a blue corn dipper. it's your --
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>> thank you. thank you. >> this is fun. come on. >> i know. i love a dipper. i've always wanted more guacamole and do prefer the blue corn. >> thank you. last but not least this is called legally addictive crack cookies. come on. that has your name all over it. this is a cracker with toffee, semisweet chocolate and sea salt all in one. started in someone's home kitchen. she would make them for parties and was told you've got to start a business and she did. she started a business. super popular. it was the hit of the fancy food show. >> you've got to try these, guys. where can people find these. >> all the details on yahoo! plus a bonus. mac and cheese made of chickpeas you'll find only on >> i'm in. coming up, stick around, rhythmic gymnastics but with no rhythm.
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and back now with our "gma" games inspired by the olympics. we have some of the world's most talented journalists athletes and they're going head-to-head this morning. it's all about the rhythmic gymnastics. >> yes, looking for the rhythm, people. let's bring out our teams. first up the ladies, team star, we've got sara haines, paula faris and rachel smith. representing, these ladies have been training all year for this demanding event. can they do it? can they beat the team of rob marciano, gio benitez and secret weapon 2012 olympic gold medalist mckayla maroney. team stripes. >> however both teams will have to impress our esteemed judge. she is 1996 olympic gold medalist none other than the gymnast dominique dawes. >> so are we ready? >> we are going to kick this thing off and start with team stars. so team stars, you go ahead and
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take your spots, and, of course. very gymnast strut out to the main strange performing to katie perry's "fireworks." ♪ 'cause, baby you're a firework ♪ ♪ come on show 'em what you're worth ♪ ♪ make 'em go "oh, oh, oh" ♪ as you shoot across the sky >> wow. flexibility by paula faris. >> centerpiece. >> they did not get wrapped up in there. s what do you think, dominique. >> very impressive. i can tell they practiced all morning for this. >> at least for 45 minutes. >> any -- >> no, not yet. now we introduce team stripes out onto the platform. >> let's go, team stripes.
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you have a secret weapon. you have an actual olympian, so please. >> performing to "eye of the tiger." take it away, guys. ♪ it's the eye of the tiger it's the thrill of the fight ♪ ♪ rising up to the challenge of our rival ♪ ♪ and the last known survivor stalks his prey in the night ♪ ♪ and he's watching us all with the eye of the tiger ♪ >> whoa! >> i was very impressed with that front walkover and rhythmic gymnastics. >> this is obviously going to be something, very, very tight. >> i understand there is a deduction. >> i'm just going to deduct the flip. that was a little too impressive, mckayla. >> you can deduct because it was impressive? >> that's a thing? >> it was great. >> well, it is the moment. >> it is the moment. judge dawes, who wins this first "gma" games event?
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>> i would have to say, okay, fine, it's team -- what are you guys again? >> whoo. >> thank you. >> yay. >> thank you. >> here we go. >> yes, yes. >> go up on the podium. >> we'll be right back.
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brought to you by harvoni. are you ready? >> oh, yes. >> come on, everybody gets a medal today. way to go. >> dominique, thank you. mckayla, thank you. great to have you guys part of our "gma" games today. >> the "gma" games is synchronized swimming. wait for it. it's going to be a big one. >> we'll have swimming here at "gma." >> synchronized swimming. >> that's coming up later in the week. have a great tuesday, everyone.
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now from abc 7 news. >> good morning. i'm natasha zouves with the abc 7 morning news. meteorologist mike nicco is tracking our bay area forecast. >> hey, natasha. hi, everybody. already sunny in san francisco with our destination 69 which is average. 0s in the bay, 80s inland. you can see 90s and feel warmth inland teed and only going to get warmer starting friday. >> a couple of problems to talk about. one new one for the cupertino area. zoom in on the traffic maps. a collision 280 before de anza boulevard. that is letting up. a tow truck on the scene. northbound 101 past hearn avenue, we had a flipped tesla that cleared to the shoulder. volumes are starting to decrease and thin out a bit. back to you. >> thank you, alexis. it is time for "live with
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