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good morning, america. breaking news as we come on the air, state of emergency. more than 20,000 evacuated from deadly flooding in louisiana. rescue crews working overnight to pull people to safety. volunteers cutting a woman free from her car. >> get my dog. get my dog. >> i got your dog. also, breaking overnight, violence erupting in milwaukee over a deadly police shooting. national guard about vated as buildings are burned to the ground and police cars destroyed. robbery in rio. gold medal swimmer ryan lochte held up, forced to kneel down as criminals dressed as police put a gun to his head. a night celebrating his olympic win turns terrifying. why olympic officials may have tried to cover up the incident.
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and lightning bolt. >> he's still invincible, usain bolt! >> the fastest man alive, usain bolt makes history on the track. and golden girl simone biles does what no american woman has done before. >> and there it is. >> winning the first-ever u.s. gold medal in the vault. three golds so far for the world's greatest gymnast. now, the final five telling amy all about their show-stopping performance. we're live in rio for the history-making action at the olympics. >> all: we are the final five. good morning, america. >> announcer: live in times square and rio de janeiro, this is "good morning america." we do say good morning, america, and it is great to have amy back home. >> thank you. it's good to be back. >> simone biles again, winning her third gold medal. >> and i sat down with them and they are just so ready to do this. they have been preparing for this moment from the very beginning and they're excited.
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they're not nervous. they're excited. >> and, amy, as you told us she was already being called the greatest ever even before the olympics got started and she has proven why now and she still has two more events ahead. >> looking forward to it. we'll bring it to you in just a bit. but we'll begin with that deadly, deadly flooding in the south killing at least six people in louisiana. more than 20,000 people rescued and neighborhoods under water this morning. a large part of that state facing a flooding disaster and now flash flood threats from texas to ohio. ginger will have more on the storms in a moment. but first, abc's rob marciano is in hard-hit prairieville, louisiana, with the latest. good morning, rob. >> robin the best way to describe southern louisiana around baton rouge is just water everywhere. nearly two feet of rain falling in less than two days. a boat is the best way to get around here.
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bayous and rivers raging quickly past record levels. overnight, rescue crews in louisiana worked relentlessly. after days of historic rain triggered epic flooding and a state of emergency leaving at least six dead and thousands trapped. more than 20,000 people rescued across the state since this friday. some of the stranded saved from the air. the coast guard hoisting this woman and boy to safety sunday. >> get out. >> reporter: and many more rescued by boat. >> give me a knife. give me a knife. >> reporter: watch this dramatic water rescue in baton rouge on saturday. >> oh, my god, i'm drowning. >> we're coming, we're coming! >> reporter: volunteers doing all they could as this woman's car filled with water. >> i need help, please help me. >> reporter: the rescuers freeing the woman just in time. >> get my dog. >> her dog? >> get my dog. >> reporter: and going back for her beloved dog. >> i can't get the dog. >> maybe she's gone. >> no.
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no, she better not be. >> i got your dog. >> reporter: hundreds of pets rescued as well over the weekend. nearly 5,000 people spending the weekend in red cross shelters so overwhelmed some people sleeping on floors. businesses closed. 27 parishes nearly all of southern louisiana shut down as they cope with this disaster. >> all right, rob. thank you very much. as we just saw louisiana is in a state of emergency. the coast guard has been called in. rescues still under way. joining us now with the latest on the response and recovery operation is louisiana's governor john bel edwards. governor, i know you're very busy this morning and we appreciate you spending a little time with us. what is the latest you can tell us about the flooding in your state? >> well, good morning, robin. this morning we have over 12,000 people across south louisiana who are in shelters. we've got about 40,000 homes and businesses without power and i can tell you that we have made
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more than 20,000 rescues bringing people out of flooded homes and to safety. this was a record event. even though it was an unnamed storm, it was historic levels of rivers and creeks rising and i will tell you that we've not seen anything like this in the past. >> and president obama, governor, was able to issue a quick emergency declaration. how has that been able to aid you, help you? >> well, first of all, it makes us eligible for a lot of assistance, both individual assistance and the assistance we need as a government, both to continue to respond to the event but also to go into the recovery phase. he signed that declaration within a couple of hours of me making the request. >> you alluded to this just a moment ago but what is your message for the people there to stay safe during this ongoing challenging time? >> well, i just want them to remain patient. the weather is improving, but we still have record floodwaters. we have road closures all across south louisiana.
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the water is dangerous in terms of the coverage on the roads. we have most of the fatalities that we've suffered which now we have five that we have confirmed. they involve motorists, driving into swift-moving water being washed off the roadway and into deeper water so we're asking people to be patient. most schools in the affected area are certainly closed. a lot of businesses are closed. we don't need sightseers or people on the road unnecessarily and so, we're just asking for patience and i'll tell you, robin, we're asking people here in louisiana and around the country to offer some prayers for the people of louisiana that we can quickly recover from this. >> amen. you are certainly in our prayers, governor. i know firsthand how strong and resilient the people of louisiana are, and we are thinking and praying for you. >> thank you, and these are your old stomping grounds around southeastern louisiana university. they took it on the chin pretty good but you'll be proud of the people in the parish, robin. >> i'm always proud of the folks in louisiana. governor edwards, thank you.
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you take care. >> thank you, ma'am. >> very proud as i said. resilient, strong and not a named storm but still every bit if not more serious. >> and to see the people pulled from cars and that puppy we saw over the weekend but it still gets you every single time. >> people helping people. that's it. >> ginger, you have more on where it's headed next. >> you have to see this image. this is the accumulated rainfall, david and robin, where you can see from lake charles to livingston that white and gray coloring, that is 15 plus inches. our key doesn't even go higher than that but there are places that got more than 30 inches of rain. unreal type of storm and flash flood watches that stretch into parts of texas, san antonio, houston on alert this morning st. louis on alert this morning, up through indianapolis with the flash flood watches. out west watching the heat. it's been very hot. now the winds kick up and fire danger is high today, david. we'll follow more on that too with the latest on the wildfires raining in northern
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california. more than 4,000 people now forced to evacuate. firefighters struggling to keep that blaze at bay and abc's mary bruce is in lower lake, california, and she has the latest for us this morning. mary, good morning. >> reporter: hi good morning. david, the fire tore through this home. it's hard to tell from this smoldering rubble but this used to be a kitchen. now, one of the few things still standing this morning, the play playset in the backyard and this fire is still raging. this morning, firefighters struggling to contain two blazes ripping through california. 3,000 acres charred overnight. thick plumes of smoke billowing from homes and businesses. 4,000 people evacuated. >> it's hazardous to be in there right now. >> reporter: this fire's being fought from the ground and air but only 5% contained. another separate wildfire now covering 4,000 acres. flames spreading so quickly, residents seeking shelter in their swimming pools. >> it got intense, smoke and the
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fire and sparks were just blowing for awhile here. >> reporter: another getting trapped. the blaze closing in. >> immediate rescue for a juvenile who is trapped in a pool with fire all around him. >> reporter: firefighters unable to save this town. now, this entire area has been evacuated with very little warning. officials going door to door this morning, they're just thankful everyone made it out okay. robin. >> we all are. thank you, mary. now to violent protests erupting in milwaukee after police shot and killed a black man they say was armed. businesses and police cars set on fire. the national guard has been activated. abc's eva pilgrim has the latest. >> reporter: overnight, chaos in milwaukee with at least two officers injured and one person shot. angry crowds protesting the deadly police shooting of an allegedly armed black man killed after a traffic stop. the national guard on standby but not called in to action. >> this is the police. leave the area.
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>> reporter: this after a weekend of unrest, people running for cover through smoke-filled mayhem. sounds of gunfire, the crowd targeting police. >> gunfire, shots fired. i'm getting injured officers here. there's too many rocks coming. >> reporter: this police car destroyed. other vehicles up in flames. six businesses in all torched. it all started saturday afternoon during a traffic stop in the car, the 23-year-old suspect, now being identified as sylville smith, according to authorities he was armed and took off on foot. the officer who was also black ordering him to drop his weapon. when smith didn't comply, firing several rounds killing smith. police say the officer was wearing a body camera. david, authorities have not released the body camera video. no word on when they will do that but you can see the damage clearly visible this morning. david. >> eva pilgrim in milwaukee for us, eva, thank you. we're going to turn now to
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the race for the white house and donald trump's new attack, on a familiar target, the media. trump now lashing out saying reports about chaos inside his campaign are fiction and blaming the media for his drop in the polls. abc's tom llamas covering every step of this campaign. hey, tom. >> david, good morning. donald trump set to address radical islamic terror this morning at what's being billed as a major speech in the battleground state of ohio, but lately, he's focused on bashing the media more than he usually does saying he'd be ahead by 20% if it weren't for the press. donald trump now in the midst of his newest battle. >> i'll tell you honestly, i'm not running against crooked hillary clinton. i'm running against the crooked media. that's what i'm running against. >> reporter: trump pumping out nearly a dozen tweets over the weekend bashing the media, blaming reporters for his sagging poll numbers, tweeting, i have always been the same
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person, remain true to self. the media wants me to change but it would be very dishonest to supporters to do so. so what set trump off, a front-page "new york times" story that spotlighted trump's unwillingness to adapt from the primary brawler into a more disciplined general election candidate. >> the newspaper's going to hell. they've got a couple of reporters in that newspaper who are so bad with -- i mean, lack of talent, maybe we'll start thinking about taking their press credentials away from them. >> reporter: the trump team insists the gop nominee is focused and organized. >> we've raised over $132 million in the last two months. >> reporter: but trump still playing by his rules on the trail handling a protester in connecticut like this. >> you can get her out. get her out. you know she looks just like hillary clinton actually. is that hillary? hillary, is that you? >> reporter: and trump who always talks about winning now considering what it may feel like to lose.
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>> oh, you better elect me, folks, i'll never speak to you again. can you imagine how badly i'll feel if i spent all of that money, all of this energy, all of this time and lost. >> reporter: and this morning, the clinton campaign seizing on another "new york times" story that reports trump's campaign chairman paul manafort's name appears in handwritten ledgers showing millions in undisclosed cash payments from ukraine's pro-russia political party while he was a consultant there. it's unclear if he received the cash. the clinton team is calling on trump to disclose if any employees or advisers are currently representing or being paid by pro-kremlin entities. the trump campaign has denied these allegations in the past and manafort this morning says he never received that cash. robin. >> all right, tom, thank you. now to all the excitement at the olympics. the fastest man in the world, usain bolt making history, and team usa's simone biles winning her third gold medal.
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amy has handed off the baton to t.j. holmes, he's at the olympic desk with all the highlights. good morning. >> i'll try to finish this race here, robin, but it's four years. we wait four years to see a ten-second race and what did we find out last night that, yes, in fact, lightning can strike three times, and then there's simone biles who at these olympics is proving to be unbeatable. >> set. >> reporter: this night in rio belonged to the reigning superstars. >> here comes bolt. >> reporter: usain bolt sprinted into the history books during the most thrilling ten seconds in sport, the 100-meter dash. >> here he is still invincible, usain bolt. >> reporter: the jamaican star is now the first man to win this event three olympics in a row. >> it's not supposed to be that easy. >> reporter: the world's fastest man sported golden shoes on his victory lap before showing off that signature lightning bolt once again. >> the first man in history to win three 100-meters. >> reporter: bolt stole the thunder from american justin
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gatlin, the 34-year-old twice suspended for doping took silver. and two days after her all-around victory simone biles back on top. >> she will become america's first olympic gold medalist on this event. >> reporter: the petite powerhouse vaulted her way to a third gold. >> and there it is! >> reporter: biles is now the first american woman ever to strike gold on vault and the first to win three golds in a single olympics. meanwhile, biles' final five teammate madison kocian also took home some hardware swinging to a silver on the uneven bars. and some good news for the u.s. men's gymnastics team. >> oh. >> reporter: alex naddour took bronze in pommel horse and the new dad posted this picture of his infant daughter just before his event. naddour not able to hold back the tears. it's been 32 years since the u.s. has medaled in pommel horse
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but the night belonged to the favorites. one 4'8", the other 6'5", both olympic giants. now, simone biles still has two more events here, the beam and the floor exercise, so she could collect some more gold. as far as usain bolt can anybody beat him? will anything slow him down, robin? hopefully, his momma said, a family, settling down, getting married and giving her some grandbabies. we'll see if that plan works. >> of course the mom wants that. that's universal. that's universal, whether you're the fastest man or not. back to you in a bit. you had a chance to sit down with the final five. >> it was so exciting, robin. these gold medalists are fierce, they're fired up and revealing how they handle all that incredible pressure. we're going to have much more in our next hour. but here is a sneak peek. i was watching you guys with the cameras in your faces as you're waiting for your scores. what is that moment like?
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>> oh, gosh, it's -- it feels like the longest -- like if it's a minute, it feels like the longest minute of your life but you know you put everything out on the floor and you did everything you could. >> and when you see them right before they perform, they're smiling. i mean, they're so ready and so confident, i didn't feel nervous at all. >> they put all the work into it so they now -- but the families -- >> well, that's another story. >> we'll get that that later too. good to have you back. >> can't wait for that. in the meantime jesse is still at his post the medal count wall. >> doing very good. team usa keeps piling up the prizes. you can see right now leading the overall medal count with 69, they have the most gold medals with 26. china right now is the u.s.' nearest competitor with 45 medals. they're followed by great britain, russia and japan. today, guys, could be another big day for team usa when simone biles and laurie hernandez compete in the women's balance beam finals. david. >> all right, jesse, thanks so much. and we want to get right back over to ginger. we talked about the floods. you have the heat advisories today too.
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>> yeah, the heat advisories are on from parts of north carolina, to franklin, virginia, washington, d.c., baltimore and new york city. philadelphia has already had seven heat-related deaths this year so just because you haven't seen it near you, doesn't mean you can't. it's cumulative throughout the summer. the feels-like today -- 101, charlotte, 108 richmond, 95 philadelphia. it'll feel like 91 today in new york city. it'll stay nice and toasty tomorrow with even more humidity along the east coast.
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>> good morning, i am meteorologist mike nicco. the highlights show kids are back-to-school today dress them for mist and drizzle but sunshine this afternoon. not so hot as yesterday. more clouds and mist tonight. a little mini heat wave tomorrow and wednesday. today, 60s in san francisco and fists along the coast and 70s at the bay and 80s inland and the east bay, in the 90. in the 50s tonight tomorrow the temperature are the same and look how hot on wednesday before cooler-than-average this >> and i have to apologize. i sound like batman doing the weather like christian bale today because my allergies were off the charts. >> off the charts. >> it's great to have you back. >> it's great to be back in the city with no grass and trees. >> it's kind of working for you, though. it's kind of working for you. thanks, ginger. coming up on "gma," robbed in rio. swimming star ryan lochte and his teammates were held up and a gun was pointed at ryan's head. what he's saying this morning about the terrifying incident and how he and his teammates got out alive.
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also breaking overnight, chaos at jfk. one of america's largest airport. reports of an active shooter and the latest on what happened. and snatched by a mountain lion, a little girl coming face-to-face with a cougar and her mom jumping into action. how her daughter managed to survive. come on back. managed to survive. come on back. managed to survive. come on back. w i don't want to live with the uncertainties of hep c. or wonder whether i should seek treatment. i am ready. because today there's harvoni.
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now from abc 7 news. good morning. i'm reggie aqui from the abc 7 morning news. an important update out of lake county. the clayton fire is burning out of control at 3,000 acre and more than 100 structures have been destroyed that's ten times the number we told you yesterday. more than 1,000 fire personnel 0 are on the line supplemented by strike teams from the bay area. we will follow that throughout the day. over to traffic and alexis. >> we have a lot of fog out there in many areas including the bay bridge. seeing that socked in there. san francisco 8 a.m. departure. shuttle buses are set up
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welcome back. i on the roof itsy misty and drizzle from time to time. dress the kids for wet weather, especially in san francisco heading back to school today. temperatures many the mid to upper a 0s. hierz a look at the day planner. 58 at the coast. 74 at the bay. nearly 90 inland. we will have temperatures one to four degrees cooler today due to a faster sea breeze and slower sunshine. tomorrow in to wednesday, we will see a warming trend especially inland. by the weekend temperatures cool below average. have a good day. >> thank you mike. coming up a 4-year-old girl survives a vicious mountain lion attack. you will hear from her family. please join us weekdays 4:30 to
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now it's thin-credible! made with - welcome back to "gma" on a monday morning. you're looking live at prairieville, louisiana, a state of emergency declared this morning. more than 20,000 rescued already after deadly flooding there and now texas to ohio on alert for flash floods. ginger and rob tracking all the latest this morning. also right now, massive wildfires are raging in california. more than 4,000 people have been evacuated as firefighters struggle to contain the blazes fighting them from the ground and sky this morning. and three adults and a child lucky to be alive after a dramatic rescue 24 miles off the florida coast. they were found clinging to their overturned boat. all had their life jackets on and all are okay this morning. >> wow. a lesson for us all. also coming up, t.j.'s live in rio breaking down the biggest winners at the olympics. and here's a question and, t.j.,
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i know you have the answer to this one. is it michael phelps or usain bolt who actually has bigger bank? they got their medals but who has the bigger bank accounts? >> he wants to answer. >> i got it, i got it. >> i got it, i got it. but first in this half hour, we have that shocking robbery in rio. u.s. gold medalist ryan lochte and three of his swimming teammates say they were held at gunpoint when men posing as police swarmed their taxi. abc's matt gutman is in rio with the latest. good morning, matt. >> reporter: hey, good morning, robin. no doubt this is a gorgeous city but rio may also be the most crime-ridden city in which an olympics has been held in modern times and everything had gone more or less smoothly until that lochte robbery which set the entire olympic village on edge. ryan lochte, one of the most decorated swimmers in history with 12 career olympic medals, says he was this a taxi with
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teammates after an evening out when suddenly men in police uniforms flashed badges and pulled them over. as they were heading back to the olympic village. lochte had been partying and posing for pics with snowboarding great shaun white at this club. he says the men demanded the swimmers get on the ground. >> i refused. i was like, we didn't do anything wrong. i'm not getting down on the ground and this guy pulled out his gun, he cocked it, put it to my forehead and he said get down and i put my hands up like whatever. >> reporter: the assailants took only their money but this morning, the incident sending shock waves through rio. >> i kind of said, excuse me. i mean i couldn't believe it. >> reporter: the international olympic committee initially denying the incident took place. >> they said they spoke to lochte and said it wasn't true. >> reporter: then retracting it suggesting lochte had changed his story. incidents occurring almost daily here. rocks hitting an olympic bus, stray bullets twice hitting the
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equestrian venue and australian coaches robbed at knifepoint. the lochte incident, the latest black eye for olympic organizers who guaranteed the safety of athletes. >> if we drop the ball in security, we need to get our act together. >> reporter: last week we embedded with rio's s.w.a.t. team tasked with taking on the kind of criminals that robbed lochte. everybody wears this when they go out. they said the city's notorious gangs target them daily. it feels like when you go out of this perimeter you are going into war. brazilian police telling us in a statement that lochte and his teammates were so drunk they couldn't give a coherent description of their assailants or their getaway car. now, lochte so good in the pool may now be in hot water and olympic officials suggesting he misled them at least initially about what really happened yesterday. guys. >> yeah, a little too much celebration there, all right, matt. you were there. what's the situation like in rio? >> you know, i think it's very fun and everyone is having a
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good time and celebrating but you have to remember that you are in a country where things can be unsecure and so i had a situation similar. we were pulled over. we didn't get out of the car. i mean i don't know what the intentions were but you just can't take any chances so luckily we were okay -- >> you told the taxi driver keep going. >> i said, keep driving. keep driving. you can't let people pull you over and get out of the car. >> mother instincts kicked in with amy and her team and grateful for it. we turn to that scary moment at jfk overnight evacuated after reports of gunfire. chaos erupting. passengers running for the exits and just look at the images coming in. abc's gio benitez is at jfk with the very latest. hey, gio. >> reporter: hey, david, good morning to you. those reports causing massive confusion here at jfk. thankfully nobody was hurt but just take a look at what happened here. >> do we have any police officer units that can confirm shots fired? >> reporter: overnight, chaos at one of america's largest airports. >> i need roadways closed wn,
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traffic stopped in the inbound and outbound. >> reporter: just after 9:30 p.m. sunday reports of an active shooter in terminal 8. >> we heard repeatedly get on the ground, get on the ground, and i thought i might die tonight. >> reporter: authorities rushing to jfk international airport evacuating two terminals. >> do not move your aircraft. >> reporter: halting planes. >> terminal 1 right now is being evacuated. no flights in or out. >> reporter: terrified passengers running on to the tarmac. >> someone started screaming. >> we were on the tarmac. >> on the tarmac running. there were even tsa people running. >> reporter: hundreds of travelers leaving luggage and bags behind in the confusion waiting outside the terminals as police searched floor by floor.>> the local security guard starting yelling active shooter and everyone started running back up into the de-board area and it was complete chaos at this point. people crying. going on. the police seemed pretty calm and they still like it was clear they didn't know what to do. >> reporter: but after nearly
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three hours authorities giving the all clear saying there is no evidence of a shooting. >> no evidence of shots fire all the video of the area. >> reporter: now investigating what led to the reports that paralyzed one of the world's largest travel hubs. >> get down on the ground. >> reporter: and back here at jfk, we can tell you the airport is now back to business as usual. a few delays from that chaos but those should clear up soon, robin and david. >> hopefully so. okay, gio. now to an amazing survival story, a 4-year-old saved from a mountain lion as it tried to drag her away from her family orn -- on a camping trip in idaho. abc's linsey davis has more on the close call. >> reporter: this morning, a harrowing tale of child versus the wild. >> we didn't think we were in danger. we just thought it was passing through. but now we know it was actually stalking the kids because they had come up for dinner. >> reporter: 4-year-old kelsi butt was out camping with her
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family this weekend near green canyon hot springs, idaho, when her mother took her down for a nap. >> it was after dinner when i took her and her cousins to the tent. because they were all playing together. >> reporter: but kelsi wondered off. that's when a giant mountain lion pounced clutching kelsi in its mouth trying to carry her off. her mom immediately jumped in. bbed her with its teeth and flipped her over and then went to grab her again and we were there. >> reporter: the cougar dropped her before running away leaving her scratched and bruised but alive and with a new nickname, her family now calls her princess puma. for "good morning america," linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> oh, how precious. quick thinking of the momma like that. >> that's momma's instincts kicking back in. >> kicks in every time, david. >> robin, you know what this is? >> the big board. >> the big board. coming up here outrage growing over another college sexual assault case and the sentence given. and a big twist in the "making a murderer" case made famous by netflix. why one of the convictions is now suddenly being overturned. and you're not going to
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welcome back. it's time for our big board. our team of insiders is live for more on this morning's top stories and dan abrams is here at the desk with us, he's going to weigh in. i think a couple of stories you'll weigh in. but first, the outrage over that campus rape case in colorado drawing comparisons to the turner trial at stanford. a former university of colorado student convicted of sexual assault given what many are calling a lenient sentence, two years in jail and probation, legal analyst areva martin will join us now and also, like the stanford case, the colorado victim, boy, the letter that she wrote and she said this to the judge. this is what she said in part to
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the judge. i have it right here. she said "have as much mercy for the rapist as he did for me the night of the sexual assault which was none" and then the judge with that sentence. what do you make of this, areva? >>now, i think there's a lot of anguish in this country around the way rapists are being convicted and this case was so powerful, the statement given by this young womo powerful. the only opportunity for the judge to hear from her, to hear how this rape impacted her life and to weigh in on the sentence d then to get two years work release, i think many are disappointed by this sentence, robin. >> areva, let me ask you, though, a lot of outrage about this sentence, how unusual is this, though? is this happening more than we think? >> there's some data out there that suggests that only 3% of rapists will actually spend time in jail. that report has come under attack but i think it's pretty clear that rapists on college campuses fare better in terms of sentencing than those that are involved in rapes or convicted of rapes outside of the college campus so really something we need to look at in this country.
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>> and college students have been talking about this on campuses all across the country, areva, and i'll ask you this, dan, why is that the case? why does that seem to be more lenient, dan? >> look, i think we're seeing a lot more coverage of this now which is actually a good thing, right, i think exposing the criminal justice system for what it is both the good and the bad can be very helpful. here you're talking about the possibility of 4 years to 12 years and he gets this lenient sentence. no question this is below the level, i think most expected. >> talking about exposing the criminal justice system. this next headline, surprise twist "making a murderer" case, a federal judge overturning the convicted of brendan dassey who was found guilty in 2007 along with his uncle steven avery of murdering teresa halbach and both sentenced to life in prison. the judge now saying dassey's confession was coerced. here's a look at some of the interrogation that led to brendan's confession.
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look at this. >> your mom said you'd be honest with us. we already know what happened. >> dan, were you surprised? >> i was surprised not because of the reasoning, meaning i agree with the judge entirely. what makes this so surprising is you have a federal court here stepping in and saying, yes, i know this worked its way through the state court. yes, this is a state court crime. but this is such an unreasonable decision and raises such fundamental constitutional questions, that i'm going to throw it out. that's what makes it so unusual in this case and why it was a including those who think that brendan dassey is totally innocent. >> and what about steven avery? >> this does not help avery. all these people say, oh, so steven avery will be the next one. if you actually read the judge's opinion, the judge sort of presumes in this opinion that the evidence against steven avery is valid. i don't think this is going to have any impact on his case, certainly not a positive impact. his lawyer is going to file a separate motion in a separate case and i think he's still got an incredibly uphill battle. >> so >> in particular to avery. >> yes. >> you want to lighten things
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up just a little bit here? >> let's do it. okay, now to that big adele news during a sold out concert on saturday. the "hello" singer shot down rumors that she would be performing at next year's super bowl halftime show. take a look at what she said. >> so, first of all, i'd like to tell you that i'm not doing the super bowl. well, come on, i mean, come on. that show is not about music. and i don't really -- can't dance or anything like that. they were very kind. they did ask me but i said no. >> i can't dance. >> yeah, very well. >> the nfl and pepsi says they had conversations with several artists but they have not extended a formal offer to anyone. joining us now is howard bragman, howard, the super bowl halftime show is a big deal. what do you make of what ale said? >> i think adele's got a very good sense of self because the super bowl halftime show, i happened to be there last year on the field with my client, it's spectacle, and adele is
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intimacy, it's not dancing, it's not fireworks, it's probably the right decision for her. >> left shark dancing when she sings "hello," left shark when she's singing. >> howard -- we can try that but, you make a good poi howard. i was at the staples center last week. there's two stages there but all she does is sing, i say that, it's adele. it was sold out, eight shows. she makes a good point when she says the super bowl really is about more than that. she knows where she fits. >> it's hard to turn it down, there's 125 million people watching in the u.s. alone. it's the largest musical venue in the world. but she knows herself and that's why you got to respect her so much. >> much respect. okay, i love how you dropped a line. your client was there last year. how about you, areva, who would you want to see at the super bowl perform? >> kendrick lamar would be my choice. >> done and done. >> it's going to be all right. >> that's it. thank you all, thank you all very much. thanks to areva, dan and howard. coming up in two minutes,
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career olympic medals to his nameecorated olympian in history. his net worth, $55 million. bolt is 29 years old.gold medals early $60 million. so, where have they made their fortunes? endorsements. phelps psly signing on with visa, louis vuitton and ee native's biggest sponsor -- baltimore-based under armour. ♪ it's the last good-bye ♪ lightning kó bolt from jamaica has signed on with companies like gatorade and designer watch company hublot and putting him over the edge -- >> i'm on my way. >> usain, usain! >> reporter: a reporte eight-figure deal with puma. all right, one other note here about the u.s. athletes. for a gold medal you get $25,000 from the u.s. you know, in pey. well, over time, that would be about $575,000 that michael n the 23 als but he gets taxed from that so he gets hit pretty hard so you're n rich that way necessarily, en though h the endorsements certainly put these guys over the top.
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good morning from the roof here in downtown san francisco. little misty. we continue through 9:00. 50s and 60s right now. our destination 50s at the coast, 70s 59 the bay near 90 inland. not as warm as yesterday. a little mini heat wave through wednesday and cooler by average through the weekend. another bs update in back here at "gma" looking at team usa's swimming stars, dominating the pool winning 33 medals, 16 of them gold, t.j. you're in rio with one of those gold medalists. t.j.? >> yeah one of those superstars. missy franklin is here. >> hi. >> it is so good to see you. >> thank you. so good to be here. thank you for having me. >> describe the olympic experience for this swim team. you guys have been phenomenal. >> oh, my gosh. it's been amazing.
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it's been so incredible being a part of this journey. there were so many things that happened this meet that were just historic. you know you look at michael phelps. you look at simone manuel. you look at katie ledecky, like so much happened and to just be a part of it and be a part of this incredible legacy that we have, it's such an honor. >> okay, now a lot of people, now this has been, you said, a disappointing week for you. you actually said it was hiroshima one of the most disappointing weeks of your life. >> yeah. >> people have said it's been a heartbreaking experience but you came in here this morning, you almost kicked that door in with energy and just you didn't seem like somebody that was down. how are you dealing and processing with what did happen to you last week? >> you know, i'm definitely taking some time with it. by far it's been the most disappointing i've ever been in any athletic performance so for that to line up at the olympics is not a deal obviously, but that positivity just comes from knowing that i did the best that i possibly could and it just wasn't my week. it's heartbreaking that all of the hard work and sacrifices i made just didn't show up. but i know that they will eventually, and i think i'm going to be so much stronger after this experience. >> we don't have to look for
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something, you're not injured. there was no issue or something. you just said sometimes it happens. >> i wish i could tell but that's sports. sometimes you do everything you possibly can and it's still not there but it's those times you have to keep your head high and keep pushing forward. >> how big of a deal has it been to have your family close by? you have a squad here. >> amazing, the franklin squad is in full force here and they're the best. ever since i was 5 years old and started swimming my parents have been so adamant about do your best and we'll be proud of you no matter what so to have that support and love even when i'm so disappointed in myself has been heartwarming. >> you know we're not disappointed in you. everybody is so proud of what you've done and did pick up a gold in the relay. >> i'm incredibly proud of this. >> but 2020, no question we'll see you back. >> i feel like i have so much more to learn, so much more to give back and would love to be back in 2020. >> this incident with the swimmers, ryan lochte and a couple of swimmers that have you
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all had any issues or security issues. very shocking thing. >> no, i felt very, very safe this whole time. we were all so concerned when we heard that and i think everyone is just really grateful that everyone is okay and no one was hurt. >> all right, and you're wrapping up this olympics and you're about to head out because you got to go back to school actually. >> i know, yes, i'm heading back to cal berkeley and i'm so excited about it. there's so much i'm looking forward to getting back there, getting back with my team, getting back with athletes in action. like all thee different groups i missed being a part of so much this past year so i couldn't be more excited. >> it's an absolute pleasure. well we are proud of you. robin, i'm going to hand it back to you here. we're going to hang out a little bit longer. we're having a blast here. >> you do that. >> she's not down at all. >> no, you give her a big hug for us. appreciate how she's handling everything. >> i'll give you a big hug. >> there you go. >> thank you, t.j. let's go outside to ginger. >> oh, what a crowd we have out here, my new friends from texas and my buddy, b.j., he's from
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canada. he wanted to say good morning to everybody. i also wanted to start you off and give you an update because it's an unfortunate update, the lightning as beautiful as it is in this picture with that rainbow, now we're up to 27 deaths this year as far as lightning goes, so from lightning and there were several accidents over the weekend. there's now going to be more storms with plenty of lightning inside them from pennsylvania through parts of new york. this is for tuesday, this is the severe weather threat that includes almost right there in philadelphia. i wanted to also fly you from the very hot west where you have winds kicking up, the fire danger high to the just inundated south. houston, austin, everybody there in southern louisiana up to illinois all on alert for the flash floods. that's the big picture. b.j., one more, one more, yeah. >> good morning, i am meteorologist mike nicco, mist and drizzle this start sunshine away from the coast this afternoon. 58 there. 74 around the bay. nearly 90 inland were cooler than yesterday. hottest on wednesday this week. all that weather brought to you by tracfone.
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david. >> ginger thanks so much. here with oscar winning actress natalie portman on a personal mission with her new project writing and directing and starring in "a tale of love and darkness" based on the powerful best-seller and want to start with a clip of the movie. you played the mom in this talking to her son about something really important. take a look. >> >>. [ speaking a foreign language ] >> wow. telling her son when it's okay to lie. great to have you with us. >> thank you. >> mom, director actress, writer of this new project of yours but i want to go back to when you originally read the book and said natalie, you could envision it the moment you were reading it. >> yes, i read the book for the first time almost ten years ago when it came out in translation and immediately i started seeing the film in front of my eyes and
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i knew that that had to be my first film to direct because it was so so immediate in my mind. >> this particular story reminded you of the stories you had been told as a child. >> yes, it was so similar to so many of the stories i had heard growing up because my family is from -- my father's side is from israel and so i had heard so many stories about my grandparents as refugees from europe in the '30s, late '30s coming to israel which was then british mandate palestine and it's just that shock of what it is when you're an mcghie going to a place that is not anything like you expected it to be. >> decipher between what was reality and these stories picked up and expanded upon over time. i know you wanted to make this and you went out and you thought i'll find someone to help write it and over time people said why don't you just write it. >> yeah it was actually really
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empowering because i kept thinking oh i'll find someone, a professional writer to write this and i kept meeting with people and they said you know how to do this you're explaining what you want. so eventually i adopted it myself. >> not only did she write this she starred in it you also directed it and i'm curious, when you're dregging yourself how much have you taken from other directors that you've worked with in the past to then help the arcs who are on the set and is it easier to direct yourself? >> so i thought it would be harder than it was because there's actually something easier when you watch yourself and you want to change something, you don't have to figure out the words to use to explain it. you just do it. you know what you want and you just do it whereas with other actors you obviously have to find the language that will help them and i definitely took from directors i worked with in many ways, you know anthony minghella who i worked with on
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"cold mountain" would have actors opposite you change their lines and i would do that with the arcs sometimes where you're offscreen you can say something that shocks them or scares them there was a time when i wanted the little boy to be excited running out and i would tell him like, there's an ice cream truck outside and he'd just light up and go out. >> we just have a few seconds left but your little guy is 5. >> uh-huh. >> and you embraced motherhood in the same way you embraced all your work and wonder how it helped you on the set in making sure everyone was taken care of. >> it is actually quite parental role i think, being a director because your job is to make everyone comfortable, make sure everyone is okay and also get the best out of them. like how can you everyone courage them and support them to get the best out of them which is very much a parental role. >> natalie, great to have you back on "gma." thanks for coming in this morning and "a tale of love and darkness" in select theaters this friday and coming up this morning, chance the rapper is here. natalie and i were hearing him warm up in the break.
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ba we're back now with chance the rapper. the independent artist one of hip-hop's most innovative up and coming stars. his critically acclaimed music is topping charts and his social work with his father his younger brother, his family is
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inspiring so many. we're going to chat don't worry, more importantly you'll hear him perform but first we want to take a look at chance's journey. ♪ i got my city doing front flips ♪ ♪ whenever the -- >> reporter: one of the hottest new names in hip-hop. chance the rapper a chicago native to blends hip-hop with gospel and r&b on his latest mix tape "coloring book." >> i make rap music for everybody. ♪ my handmade pan fried sun dried south side and beat the devil by a landslide ♪ >> reporter: they caught the attention from everyone from jay z and beyonce to madonna to another chicago great, kanye west. >> all my music to a certain extent is about freedom. there is a lot of taboos in hip-hop that people try to stay away from. i think a big one is people should be able to speak about god. if you're not free to speak
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about god then you're not free. >> reporter: he graced the cover of "billboard" and "complex" magazine and nike just tapped him to be the voice of their new campaign. he gained his following from social media and grassroots marketing and even though several major record labels approached him, he's choosing not to sign and remain independent. >> i think the music industry is something that's very separate from music and so staying on the music sound i found success. >> reporter: instead of selling his music he's giving it away for free. his latest mix tape is only available to stream. making it the first stream only album to chart on the billboard 200. before chance was selling out arenas around the world he started here at the chicago public library's u-media center a youth learning space that gives students tools to foster their creativity. >> welcome to open mike chicago. >> reporter: now he's paying it forward and hosts a monthly open
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mike night for students. >> we get on that stage, we're not afraid to make mistakes. ♪ i put the tonic ♪ >> chance is inspiring to me because i'm in the same type of programming he was into. ♪ so it kind of makes me feel like i have a shot of doing something as big as he's been doing. >> chance the rapper it is so great to have you here. but looking forward to spending some time with you and letting people get to know you and the work that you're doing and to hear these young people talk about, hey, it gives them hope. these open mikes and i know you have other project, as well. tell us about your passion to help young people. >> yeah i mean i come from a family of organizers and abolitionists and social workers and just a long line of people that work in the community, so it's -- it always felt integral
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to becoming a man to be person of the people and put in work. >> i love how you found your way to do it. i'm sure all your family members and you are very good about talking about your family and your ancestor they had their way of doing it. this is your way. >> yeah it's awesome. i mean i'm in a -- i think the climate of music and technology where that lands, you know and correlates with music, i'm in a good space to do whatever i want. you know. >> absolutely. and it's gaining the attention of people president obama put out his playlist for the summer. you're on it. >> yeah. >> "acid rain." >> yeah pretty crazy. i had no idea. i didn't see that coming. and probably the coolest playlist i've ever been included in. people don't know at home but we met before this. >> last week. >> obama's birthday party. yeah. >> did you bring your mom? i saw your mom. >> i did bring my mom as my date. >> i'm glad. that's the kind of young man
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that you are. >> yeah. >> some people have to see you at the espy, quite a performance and had to be an honor paying tribute to the great one, muhammad ali. >> yeah i mean he's -- since i was young i always felt a very close connection and me and my dad always bonded through watching old boxing clips and stuff, so to be up there, you know, with his face behind me and also being able to give glory to god and give glory to him and console his family it was one of the best moments i've ever had. >> and moments that's coming up for you, as well. mtv awards the vmas. you're nominated. you don't even -- you give your music away. it's the first time you know strictly streaming online like that and to get a nomination. >> yeah. i mean like that in itself i feel like i won just being celebrated and being noticed by mtv, shoutout to mtv for knowing what's up i guess. they're awesome. yeah it's an amazing feeling. i don't really care about
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winning anymore. it's just to have them notice me is very cool. >> you mean it when you say it's truly an honor to be nominated. some people say that but you mean it. you mean it. can you perform for us coming back? >> i would love to perform for you, please. >> you said you know you're more -- >> i can function in the morning. this is my first daytime tv you know my debut, "good morning america" chance on "gma" with robin roberts. >> bring it. >> let's do it. >> the magnificent tour will kick off in san diego. coming up next that man is going to
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♪ don't worry i'll be leaving the stage. back with chance the rapper one of hip-hop's bringest star has a hot new mix tape called "coloring book." here he is performing "summer friends" with help from his friends, francis and pete cotton
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♪ ♪ yeah ♪ ♪ socks on concrete jolly rancher kids ♪ ♪ i was talking back and now i gotta stay at grandma's crib ♪ ♪ bunch of tank top nappy headed bike-stealing chatham boys ♪ ♪ none of my boys ain't had no dad none of my boys ain't have no choice ♪ ♪ jj, mikey, lil derek and them 79th street was america then ♪ ♪ ice cream truck and the beauty supply blockbuster movies and harold's again ♪ ♪ we still catching lightning bugs when the plague hit the backyard ♪ ♪ had to come in at dark cause the big shawty's act hard ♪ ♪ okay grandpa grand crossing ♪ ♪ first day, shooting source summer school get to losing students ♪ ♪ but the cpd getting new recruitment our summer don't our summer our summer don't get no shine no more ♪ ♪ our summer die our summertime don't got no time no more ♪
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♪ you're my friend summer friends don't stay ♪ ♪ you're my friend ♪ ♪ summer friends don't stay around summer friends summer friends ♪ ♪ summer friends don't stay summer friends don't stay stay around ♪ ♪ oh i used to kill 'em with the long hair momma had salon doing perms out the armchair ♪ ♪ yeah we're working late he treat the crib like it's a timeshare ♪ ♪ i would mow some lawns for my ones like a lawn chair hoo hoo ♪ ♪ now i'm the same way over time all the time every night hey ready my blessing now i'm ready how i wait ♪ ♪ never let a friendship get in my way never let a blog get in my way ♪ ♪ make the whole song do whatever i say ♪ ♪ 79, 79, 79, 79 place 79, 79, 79, 79 place ♪ ♪ some of my homegirls got lost in the paperwork they was good friends but i faked the clerk ♪ ♪ 'cause if it ain't work can't make it work it's been a minute
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since i called on a friend ♪ ♪ screwed up and messes all my friends all my friends all my ♪ ♪ stick around summer friends ♪ so young before i could remember i would always treat my gang like family members ♪ ♪ even when the changing never changed up i always bring my friends my friends up ♪ ♪ when i was so young before i could remember i would always treat my gang like family members ♪ ♪ even when the changing never changed up i always bring my friends up ♪
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now from abc 7 news. >> it is 8:59. good morning. i'm reggie aqui with the abc 7 morning news. let's go to mike nicco outside. >> i felt some droplets. >> mist and drizzle toward the coast. in the 50s. sunshine in the southeast and 60s showing up. as we head throughout the day a 50s at the coast and 90s inland. much cooler by the weekend. seeing some fog and mist starting to lift a bit from the bay bridge as you showed us as
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well, mike. stop and go traffic on the westbound side to get in to downtown san francisco and don't forget, first day of school for san francisco and many of the area school districts. looking okay for our drive times on them bridge commute. southbound 101, westbound 80 and 92 all in the green right now. time for "live with kelly" and we will be back at a.m.er the midday news. our reporting continues on our announcer: it's "live with kelly"! today, academy award- winning actor matthew mcconaughey. and from the series "the americans" and the new film "the hollars," margo martindale. plus, find out what happens when salads go wrong. also "world news tonight" anchor david muir joins kelly for the hour. all next on "live." [captioning made possible by disney-abc domestic television] now here are kelly ripa
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and david muir. [cheering and applause] [x ambassadors' "renegades" playing] kelly: hi! [cheering and applause] hi!
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