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let's get comfortable with our food again. good morning, america. breaking right now, state of emergency. florida bracing for its first hurricane in more than a decade as tropical storm hermine strengthens overnight. fears of flooding and tornadoes along the gulf coast. and another hurricane madeline lashes hawaii with flooding, powerful winds and massive waves. breaking overnight, tale of two trumps, a fiery speech on immigration. >> you can call it whatever the hell you want. they're gone. >> doubling down on his promise to build a wall and making mexico pay for it. >> they don't know it yet, but they're going to pay for it. >> a sharp cry from his meeting earlier with mexico's president. >> spectacular, spectacular hardworking people. >> the clinton camp calling it his darkest yet. cruising to jail. two globe-trotting beauties
on the trip of a lifetime posting selfies on the beach, in the jungle and on the water but police now say they were smuggling cocaine the entire time. anthony weiner under fire. child services now investigating after he sent that lewd selfie showing his 4-year-old son in the background. the estranged husband of hillary clinton's top aide in trouble. could he lose custody of their son? good morning, america. a little rain on the lens there this thursday morning. and boy, what a day for donald trump yesterday. there you see the diplomat shaking hands with the mexican president, calling him a friend, praising his country. no talk about mexico paying for that wall until last night there in arizona. quite a different tone. he fired up the crowd with those familiar lines and we're going to get into all that this morning and hear from hillary clinton's running mate tim kaine live. but first, george, we want to get to that hurricane warning for florida. the weather set to ruin the holiday weekend up and down the
east coast as tropical storm hermine strengthens. it could become the first hurricane to make landfall in florida in more than a decade. the state already facing flooding and ginger is here tracking all the latest for us. what a radar picture there, ginger. >> exactly. the satellite this morning, tropical storm hermine escalated quickly. just talking about it as a tropical depression but now maximum sustained winds of 60 plus miles an hour, it's strengthening and will speed up toward the north and east. hurricane watch down to just north of tampa. the main threat here, of course, heavy rain, five to ten inches. some places could get locally 15 inches. the timing is tonight, overnight tonight into early friday. then it sticks with us. this is what i want you to watch. through south carolina up to the east coast, the impacts could be through our holiday weekend. the storm surge, the rain and that's why we have our rob marciano right there in tampa this morning. rob. >> ginger, the center about hermine about 200 miles that way.
the question is, how strong will it be. in the past 24 hours western has been chaotic. all of western florida really getting hampermered by the outer bands. this morning, tropical storm hermine accelerating towards the florida coast. the outer bands already flooding the sunshine state making some roadways impassable. >> still about 4 1/2 inches of water inside the house. >> reporter: over 9 inches of rain falling in pinellas county. families trying desperately to stop the water from overtaking these apartments in largo. >> it's ridiculous. >> it came through the ceiling. >> reporter: at least seven from one family narrowly escaping after this tree fell on their home. >> there's a tree like in every room of the house. >> reporter: it's all hands-on deck at the sandbagging depot. this is the only solution, got to stop the water? >> what else can i do? >> reporter: coastal residents have been evacuated and schools and colleges closed today and tomorrow. not raining now.
but the ground is certainly saturated. more rain and wind coming and storm surge as the wind picks up. and tampa certainly susceptible to that. the waters will rise potentially as a hurricane. more than 4,000 days since a hurricane hit this state. another area that has had a hurricane-free streak is hawaii but they got slammed with tropical storm madeline and abc's neal karlinsky is there right now. neal. >> reporter: rob, good morning. that's right. the surf here is still rough but they feel like they've dodged a bullet on this one. you can see the waves come in, but madeline seems to be passing through as a rough tropical storm and not the hurricane they feared but over the last 12 hours the rains has been at times torrential coming down sideways. as a result many roads have been flooded. there have been occasional power outages as well, schools throughout the big island here have been shut down. the port closed. but they do feel like they have weathered the worst of it and they'll get a true sense of
things over the next several hours when the sun comes up, ginger. >> neal, madeline gone but, of course, lester on the way so i wanted to showcase the timing here. once the big island is now on tropical storm warning that is now for lester which is going to come through the weekend and other islands for hawaii have to brace for some impact. if not just that high surf and rip currents. a lot are there through the holiday weekend. george. >> thank you, ginger. the race for the white house and donald trump's immigration two-step fiery speech in arizona last night hours after his more statesmanlike trip to meet with the mexican president, gaining ground on hillary clinton in some national polls and jon karl has the latest in mexico city. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, george. if you were expecting donald trump to soften his position on immigration, you would have been dead wrong. after sounding diplomatic here in mexico he went on to present as hard a line on the issue as he ever has. >> you can call it whatever the hell you want, they're gone. >> reporter: no more waffling, donald trump is once again saying everyone who came into this country illegally may be forced out.
>> anyone who has entered the united states illegally is subject to deportation. there will be no amnesty. >> reporter: once again, he talked about creating a deportation force. he even joked about deporting his opponent. >> i am going to create a new special deportation task force focused on identifying and quickly removing the most dangerous criminal illegal immigrants in america who have evaded justice, just like hillary clinton has evaded justice, okay. >> reporter: and trump made it clear where he stands on one of the central promises of his campaign. >> mexico will pay for the wall. remember. >> reporter: it was a far cry from what we saw from trump earlier in the day when he made a surprise trip to mexico city and stood side by side with mexico's president enrique pena nieto.
>> it's been a tremendous honor and i call you a friend, thank you. >> reporter: what about that sticky issue of paying for the wall. and the wall, is it a nonstarter? is there any chance mexico pays for the wall? >> we did discuss the wall. we didn't discuss payment of the wall. that will be for a later date. this was a very preliminary meeting. >> reporter: here in mexico city, trump was measured and downright diplomatic. he even praised mexican immigrants. >> spectacular, spectacular hardworking people. >> reporter: but just five hours later, a different donald trump. >> zero tolerance for criminal aliens, zero, zero. >> reporter: a few hours after their meeting and after trump left mexico, mexico's president came out and said that he told trump directly that there's no way mexico will pay for the wall. but, george, i asked mexico's president about that at their joint press conference.
he said nothing and he didn't disagree with him saying the issue didn't come up in their meeting. >> and he is facing a backlash in mexico over that. meanwhile, donald trump back on twitter again overnight and this morning talking about mexico. also talking about hillary clinton and hitting her a bit for her not going to mexico. >> reporter: hillary clinton didn't go to louisiana or mexico she doesn't have the drive or stamina to make america great again. the clinton campaign is brushing this off saying you don't do away with a year's worth of insults by dropping in on our neighbors for a few hours. >> okay, jon karl, thanks very much. more now on hillary clinton and her campaign calling donald trump's speech in arizona his darkest yet. as clinton bashes trump for his trip to mexico saying it takes more than a photo-op to build relationships, her running mate tim kaine is standing by, but first abc's cecilia vega is on the campaign trail in columbus, ohio, with all the latest. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: good morning, amy, you're right. hillary clinton is not holding
back overnight, she tweeted donald trump just failed his first foreign test. diplomacy isn't as easy as it looks. hillary clinton's response to donald trump's big trip to mexico -- >> it's more than a photo-op. it takes consistency and reliability. >> reporter: clinton unleashing on him in ohio. >> it certainly takes more than trying to make up for a year of insults and insinuations by dropping in on our neighbors for a few hours and then flying home again. that is not how it works. >> reporter: and going after trump with this video on twitter. >> i'll use the word anchor baby. this is a country where we speak english. >> reporter: her supporters pouncing too. >> it reminded hispanics about how much resentment and fear and hostility he's created in this country over the past year. >> reporter: her campaign chairman saying trump didn't just choke, he got beat in the room and lied about it. writing, he doesn't have the courage to advocate for his campaign promises when he's not in front of a friendly crowd.
clinton back out on the campaign trail after a lucrative trip in the posh hamptons, where she raised more than $12 million. at parties filled with superstars like bon jovi and paul mccartney. and now, she's about to get an assist from some political powerhouses. president obama will be out campaigning for her at least a dozen times before election day in battleground states and vice president joe biden will be out there, too, twice a week starting today in ohio. >> okay cecilia, thanks. let's hear now from her political partner, senator tim kaine. senator kaine, thanks for joining us again. >> you bet, george. >> let's start out with donald trump's day. we heard those comments from john podesta, the campaign chair for hillary clinton, but didn't donald trump gain some stature by appearing side by side with the mexican president? >> you know, george, i don't think so. i think it was kind of a diplomatic embarrassment. we'll get to his speech later but he's been talking for a year
about we're going to build a wall and mexico will pay for it and he sits down and goes eyeball to eyeball with the president of mexico and what he forgets suddenly to bring it up, or he's too afraid to bring it up, or he chokes in the meeting, it's just kind of an indication that the guy talks out of both sides of his mouth and when he is given an opportunity to address his -- the central rationale of his entire campaign he doesn't do it. and that's not the kind of strength you need in somebody who is going to be conducting bilateral discussions with the leaders of any nation. >> you say he's talking out of both sides of his mouth. yesterday, the republican party put out a video talking about hillary clinton's flip-flops on immigration. let's take a look. >> hillary clinton is pandering for political gain. hypocrisy at its worst. hillary clinton, you just can't trust her. >> and over the years she has moved towards more liberal positions on issues like the wall, on deportation, on benefits for undocumented immigrants.
>> you know, george, that's not the way i look at it. there was an immigration reform effort done when hillary was a senator in 2006 when george bush was president. she was a strong supporter of comprehensive immigration reform in 2006. you remember that came up in the primaries as a key point of difference between her and bernie sanders and, as i've campaigned all across the country, especially in the latino community, they understand that hillary has been trying to do comprehensive immigration reform for many years. this is not a new thing for her. there is a consistency to her position. and that's why she said, look, in the first 100 days we need to 30 years after the last reform, you know, build a comprehensive package that includes basically support for dreamers and include support for employers and a path for hardworking people to earn the ability to stay here as citizens over many years and also border security.
those are the key pillars of the plan keeping families together, it's very different from the division and deportation nation strategy of donald trump. >> meanwhile, trump appears to be closing the gap in some of these national polls tightening. in our new poll shows secretary clinton is now as unpopular as donald trump. you see her at 59% unfavorable. he's at 60% unfavorable. how do you explain that and how do you fix it? >> well, look, this is going to be a tough race and i didn't have any illusions about it and hillary clinton doesn't either. we have felt from the beginning that this would be tough. we -- going into the convention it was pretty much a dead heat seen since both conventions but it was pretty much a dead heat and we like what we've seen since both conventions but it's not a big lead and that means we've got to make our case every day. hillary, while donald was doing his high-profile talking messages on the border, she was at the american legion in ohio talking about america's role in the world to that important
veterans organization and we're going to have to make our case about the economy that works for everybody and that we're stronger as a nation if we build alliances rather than tear up alliances and build walls. >> finally, on a different subject, colin kaepernick, who has been having that protest, refusing to stand for the national anthem, expected to do it again tonight at a game that's supposed to be honoring military veterans as well. you're the father of a marine. what is your reaction to colin kaepernick? >> you know, i -- you got to respect people's ability to act according to their conscience. i mean, i'd do it differently. i think if you really thought about issues, and about this country, you'd do it differently and when i heard him explain his rationale. it didn't really make that much sense to me but you have to respect people so i wouldn't presume to tell him what to do. >> senator kaine, thanks for joining us this morning. >> all right, thanks, george. >> amy. now to a major breakthrough in the battle against alzheimer's. a new drug that appears to clear
the brain of toxic plaque buildup could slow the progression of the disease and give much needed hope to patients. our senior medical contributor dr. jen ashton joins us with more. explain just how this drug does what it's said to do. >> this is a type of immune therapy that goes on a seek and destroy mission to those amyloid plaques, those tangles in the brain that interfere with brain function. let me show you what i mean. take a look at this scan. i'm going to walk you through it. if you look at the top. p.e.t. scans of patients with alzheimer's. the left column is baseline, the right column is one year later, the red plaques represent the amyloid. increasing doses of this medication, you see the red disappears or dramatically goes down. here are the caveats with the study now. it's small. we need much bigger numbers. it was funded by the drugmaker which is pretty common practice,
and most interestingly, there is controversy in the field of neurology, not every expert is convinced that these amyloid plaques are the main culprit in alzheimer's but cautious optimism. >> yeah, and certainly those images studying how soon could this be available? >> a couple years and come from a hefty price tag and it could cost patients thousands of dollars a year. >> thank you. >> thanks. we move on now to a new lead in the jogging murder mystery in new york. the nypd has released a sketch of this man. officials believe he could be a witness and could help them find the killer of karina vetrano. abc's eva pilgrim has the latest. >> reporter: this morning, police releasing this sketch of a man they believe may help them find the killer of 30-year-old new york jogger karina vetrano. karina went for a run on this familiar path in howard beach on august 2nd but never came home. her father eventually finding her body. >> we need to find this predator. >> reporter: police now releasing this sketch of a man spotted in the area by utility worker the day karina died.
investigators don't think he's the killer. despite a $300,000 reward, multiple dead-ends so far no arrests. officials hoping the possible witness and dna evidence found at the scene can give them some answers. >> we also have touched dna from her neck and as you know she was strangled and we also have dna from her fingernails, probably the strongest, we have from the same person. >> it is wrong to kill an innocent young woman. >> reporter: this morning, karina's family left with pictures and memories has a message for the person who took their loving daughter away. >> the world is against him. i'm coming for him. >> reporter: police say the man that they're looking to talk to should have stood out to anyone who saw him in this area that day. he was wearing a dark wool cap on what would have been a warm august day. amy. >> we hope they get answers soon. eva pilgrim, thank you. and now to a frightening
headline about your smartphones. samsung delaying shipments amid reports of exploding batteries and that announcement sending their stock plummeting. abc's rebecca jarvis is here with the latest. >> good morning, amy. multiple consumers have now complained of explosions of their galaxy note 7 devices. take a look at this. some are sharing these pictures of their burnt-ut phones online and samsung said shipments are being delayed due to additional tests being conducted for product quality. there's no word on what caused the problems, but some say it could be an issue with using old usb cords to charge the devices. the news has wiped out about $7 billion of samsung's stock value and it comes at a time when we're about to hear about that new iphone from apple. so bad timing for them. >> sure is. big hit. okay, rebecca, thanks very much. let's go back to ginger. >> so important to note with hermine, tampa, florida, all this area, not the only ones included. the watches go all the way to north carolina. you could get more than a half foot of rain.
>> good morning. i am meteorologist mike nicco. here are the highlights. drizzle to mostly sunny. cool. more stars tone. drizzle at the coast. hot highs are coming after the weekend is over. today we have 60s along the coast in san francisco. 70s around the bay. 80s inland. tonight is cooler. low-to-mid 50s the a few upper 50s. my seven-day forecast shows warmer tomorrow. not is trend with as next week.
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welcome back to "gma." you are looking at tropical storm hermine growing in the gulf. a state of emergency declared as florida now braces for what could be its first hurricane to make landfall in more than a decade. that storm will then track up the east coast bringing a washout for millions on this holiday weekend. >> oh, boy. also right now, donald trump making headlines again with that fiery speech on immigration overnight, doubling down on his promise to build a wall and make mexico pay for it just hours after meeting with mexico's president where he struck a more diplomatic tone. and gold medalist gabby douglas giving a health update. she is now out of the hospital after that scare saying she was suffering a complication from a mouth injury. and she's doing much better right now. >> we are glad to hear it. and this morning, as millions of families get ready
for travel for the holiday, american airlines is out with a new ad. it is raising some eyebrows. basically saying that travelers may be to blame for problems when you're flying all those travel headaches not the airlines. we're going to have more on that. we'll see how it works out for them. but we begin with anthony weiner and more trouble for him. child services now investigating the former congressman after his latest round of sectionxting. it included a photo showing his young son in the background and abc's mara schiavocampo is here with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. this, of course, is not the first time weiner has been caught texting inappropriate photos but it may be the most serious because it involves his child. now, just days after his wife announced their separation, an official investigation into his parenting. this morning, abc news has confirmed that new york city's administration for children's services is investigating anthony weiner's care for his 4-year-old son jared after this photo became public. the lewd image sent to one of weiner's alleged sexting
partners and also showing the former congressman's son. weiner allegedly even referring to the boy in a text message accompanying the picture writing, someone just climbed into my bed. in another series of texts, weiner allegedly describing his son as a, quote, chick magnet. this is the third time weiner's sexting has gone public. in 2011, the brash congressman was forced to resign after accidentally posting a lewd photo to his twitter account. >> i'm deeply sorry. >> reporter: he was caught again in 2013 during a new york city mayoral bid. the scandal unfolding in front of a documentary crew filming his comeback campaign. >> act like a normal campaign candidate's wife. >> i'm going to leave, leave a few minutes after i leave before you leave. >> don't worry. >> someone might think you're married to me. >> don't worry. >> reporter: now, weiner's wife huma abedin, hillary clinton's
top aide, has announced her separation from her husband. now, a source close to weiner and abedin tells abc news that in their experience weiner is an excellent father. as for that investigation, acs does not comment on ongoing investigations in order to protect the privacy of the children involved which, of course, is paramount. george. >> sure is. mara, thanks very much. let's talk to our senior legal consultant, sunny hostin here with us right now. i think we see that picture of the little boy. i think it's disgusting. doesn't meet the standard of neglect. >> i don't think it meets the standard of neglect yet, but certainly shows such a stunning lack of judgment that if cps did not begin an investigation and something else happened that was neglectful we would be pointing the finger at them. i think they're going to be investigating the home. they're going to be investigating his relationship with the child and they're looking for evidence of child abuse, child porn, maltreatment, neglect, and i think that is the right thing to do in this case because aren't we all shocked that he would have that kind of judgment to include his child in a sexting picture? this is someone for the same behavior lost his congressional
seat in 2011, lost his mayoral bid and now has lost his marriage from the same behavior. there's a real problem here. >> could he lose his son over this? >> i think it's very, very possible. we don't know what the result of the investigation can be or will be, but the bottom line is, any judge looking at a custody decision is going to consider this kind of behavior. rightfully so. what is most important in these cases, what is most paramount as mara said is what is in the best interest of the child. is it in the best interest of a child to be in a sexting photo with their father? absolutely not. that's not even a close call. >> criminal charges? >> i don't think so. i don't think -- i think that's a stretch but, again, we don't know what the result of the investigation would be. >> okay, we'll be watching. sunny hostin, thanks very much. now to those two globe-trotting women accused of smuggling more than $20 million worth of cocaine aboard a luxury cruise ship, the pair posting photos of their lavish two-month
vacation on social media before getting busted in australia. abc's gio benitez is here with all the details. good morning, gio. >> reporter: amy, good morning. this was a massive international law enforcement operation, even the u.s. department of homeland security was tracking this ship. all to catch these women on board. from tahiti to bermuda, to peru, the globetrotting bikini glad clad beauties seemed to be on the vacation of a lifetime, at least according to the images they posted on instagram. with breathtaking backdrop, a tattoo in french polynesia and a quick jungle selfie, but police say hidden off instagram, in the luggage aboard their cruise ship, 209 pounds of cocaine worth a staggering $22 million. and now, 22-year-old melina roberge and 28-year-old isabelle lagace are behind bars in an australian jail charged with importing a commercial quantity of cocaine. >> this is the biggest seizure of narcotics through a passenger stream. >> reporter: the canadian pair
boarded the extravagant cruise ship "the sea princess" two months ago, starting in the uk and visiting 11 countries, many in south america including colombia and ecuador, until its final destination in sydney, australia, where police arrested the two and a 63-year-old man. >> the seizure of these drugs has disrupted the supply of cocaine to the streets of sydney and beyond. >> reporter: their parents and co-workers telling local canadian media, they're in shock. lagace's father reportedly saying she never mentioned a man would be joining them. but australian police suggesting they were not as shocked. somehow figuring out that a massive amount of cocaine was about to run aground. and police haven't revealed how they knew the drugs were on board or when they were boarded. the cruise liner telling us it is cooperating with authorities and it has launched an internal investigation, of course, the two women will remain in jail until they face an australian judge in october. and if convicted, they face life in prison.
>> wow. >> what a wild story. >> incredible. >> gio, thank you. >> thank you, gio. coming up on our big board, that series of bizarre clown sightings. that have a community on edge. big warning for parents this morning. and google is getting into the carpool business. how could it change your morning commute? plus, the end of valedictorians. that's the question on the table right now. one school district considering getting rid of the title and our insiders join us in two minutes to talk about it all. nd our insiders join us in two minutes to talk about it all. ere. and the alzheimer's association is going to make it happen by funding scientific breakthroughs advancing public policy, and providing local support to those living with the disease and their caregivers. but we won't get there without you. visit alz.org to join the fight.
welcome back. it's time now for our big board. our team of insiders standing by live for more on this morning's top stories. t.j. holmes at the table. we'll talk to him in just a bit. but first, let's begin with the story right out of the stephen king novel, another in a series of alleged clown sightings in south carolina. witnesses describing two people dressed in costumes at an apartment's complex playground chased away by a concerned resident. the third reported incident in
just ten days. former fbi agent brad garrett is joining us. and, brad, full disclosure here. i am completely and totally creeped out by clowns, always have been, always will be, and the reports that the clowns are standing under street lamps waving and trying to lure people away with money. have you seen anything like this before? >> well, i have seen situations where people try to lure kids at playgrounds, sex offenders attracted to kids, for example, however, keep in mind i have a 6-year-old. i watch cartoons with him. there are clowns in a very positive light so there might be an angle for them as far as luring kids. >> it wouldn't have worked with me, i'm just saying. >> there have been sightings like this in other parts of the country, and sometimes the residents want to take matters into their own hands but how does the fbi get a handle on something like this and how seriously do they take it? >> very serious. keep in mind that you're going to track these guys probably through other clowns in the community. that is sort of a niche, small group of people.
also, who sells makeup, wigs and the outfits for clowns? it's got to be small so my guess is, those are two viable leads. >> two viable leads and the clown community feels targeted. okay, brad garrett, thanks very much. >> sorry to all the good clowns out there, sorry. we're going to move on now to a move from google that could transform rides to work. according to a report in "the wall street journal" says it will introduce car pool service on their waze app and becky worley has more. heading in the same direction, the riders pay a much lower fare. >> what if finding a carpool was as easy as getting an uber. that's what this trial program in san francisco is trying to do. first, the commuter with a car, they punch their route into waze, that's the app from google that helps with mapping and traffic, and then carpoolers are alerted and can ask to join them. what's cool, waze even handles sharing the cost of gas, they let riders pay about 50 cents a mile. pretty good deal. >> i know this is a different
business model than uber. but are we still looking at a google versus uber competition here? >> amy, i think everybody wants a piece of uber's business and this might snag a few riders but i talked to sources really deep inside waze and they say it's not what it's about. at least right now. for one, the rate is too cheap to incentivize drivers, $10 for a 20-mile ride. nobody is making a living off that and the folks at waze say this is about making commutes easier. there's some altruism here. i think we all despise traffic, anything at all to make it better, i am so in. >> i know this is just starting. hard to think it's going to work in realtime. you know, the drivers out there on the road detours to pick somebody up. >> safety issues. are these drivers vetted? i think there are a lot of questions still. >> this is a beta program. both of those are excellent questions that will no doubt be answered as they sort of iterate and get this program ready to market. >> okay, becky, thank you. we know you'll be on top of it.
now to what could be the beginning of the end for a longstanding high school tradition naming that class valedictorian. an indiana school district considering a proposal that would remove the honorary title and replacing it with a more inclusive system of student recognition. abc's t.j. holmes is here. so -- >> like this? >> no, i don't. i think people should be rewarded for being incredible. why does this high school want to stop this. the everybody gets a trophy mentality? >> some say it puts undo pressure on them and kids are not making decisions based on future and college but trying to get the gpa up and they'll vote on the school board next week. if it's the case they will do away with valedictorians but, before we give them too much of a hard time, this has been a growing trend around the country. >> is it really? >> a lot of schools are getting rid of the valedictorians. >> i'm kind of with amy. i do understand the idea if kids are manipulating their schedules, taking only easy
classes, and not themselves in any way kind of defeats the purpose. >> it's not just about the easy classes but proliferation of ap and honor courses and can inflate your gpa. if we're in the same senior class, that would have been fun, right? senior class and i get all as, she gets all as and she manipulated the system and she has a 4.7, i have a 4.0. why is her achievement any better than mine? >> the classes were harder. >> all these kids are smart. >> isn't competition healthy, i don't know, what do you guys think, becky, brad? >> well. i bet they're saying -- >> i didn't want to hear what they had to say anyway. so, let me continue, a school last year, a high school with 30 valedictorians in california. 117 valedictorians in one graduating class because they just said forget the system, anybody with a 4.0 and above you're a valedictorian. >> 117 4.0s, good for that class. >> but that waters down the system. if you don't have that one thing
you're shooting for and that one valedictorian. >> do we have the mikes up for becky and brad? >> hello. can anyone hear us, america i think celebrating winners makes other people want to be winners, i'm sticking with it. >> agreed. brad? >> absolutely. we need competition. it's a healthy thing and i think kids today don't get enough of it. >> we are all old school. >> but we're not running school boards. >> all right, t.j., becky, brad, thanks to all of you. and coming up next, that new ad putting the blame for bad travel experiences on the passengers. does it go too far? we're back in two minutes. far? back in two minutes. americans are buying more and more of everything online. and so many businesses rely on the united states postal service to get it there. because when you ship with us your business becomes our business. that's why we make more ecommerce deliveries to homes than anyone else in the country. the united states postal service. priority: you
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airlines. they're the ones who pack us like sardines and they're the ones that sell us soggy tuna sandwiches. if that sounds like you, this might make you mad. long tsa lines, short tempers. >> if there's no flight, just say there's no flight. >> reporter: shrinking legroom, expanding baggage fees. >> don't give me this [ bleep ]. >> reporter: but now, in this brand spanking new ad american airlines is telling us what makes a good passenger, they walk faster in airports and they know their mood contributes to the mood of the flight. they pack like they're doing a jigsaw. are they blaming us for the pain we feel when flying? buck up, cupcake, it's you, not us. comments under the ad on youtube include americans' marketing team needs to be fired. this is so backwards. it's kind of "plane, trains, automobiles." >> look, i've had just about of you. now, take your seat. >> oh, you've had about enough of me.
>> reporter: for the record, american airlines ranks lowest in the country for on-time arrivals and only average and climbing for customer satisfaction. there is a lot of videos of passengers gone wild that does kind of back the american airlines' plea for passengers to always ask before they raise or lower the window shade. i mean, this guy had to be duct taped to his seat. but still, remember, next time you hear a baby scream, apparently you're just a bad passenger because you don't always bring noise-cancelling headphones. now, american says they're not trying to tell us how to behave they're trying to start a conversation. okay, so, a couple of weeks ago, middle seat, my video monitor was broken, i was next to the bathroom, the toilet overflowed. am i bad passenger? maybe that's just payback for my poor armrest etiquette. american also says that apparently you're supposed to give the person in the middle both armrests. that's the law, george and amy. >> i think you're just a whiner.
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. state of emergency. a hurricane warning threatens the coast. another hurricane barrels towards hawaii. ♪ i won't give up ♪ could your phone make you fit? the new research revealing just looking at it could cause big changes in your health. how to get on track starting now. ♪ pump up the volume. the star-studded reunion from justin timberlake to kendall jenner. the hit group with the major remake. so many asking, where is the love? ♪ welcome to my house ♪ what's the secret to a better burger? donnie wahlberg here live. >> good morning, america! ♪ welcome to my house ♪
>> and we're loving that enthusiasm from our friend donnie wahlberg and burgers coming up. we'll go head-to-head and make special ones this morning and great to have sara haines back. >> sara haines and burgers in the morning. >> amy's two favorite things. also this morning, we have a "gma" investigation, wedding edition. how to care for your gown after your special day. we got three wedding dresses very dirty and then tested out the different types of cleaners from low end to high end. what worked and what didn't. >> that is coming up. the morning rundown from tom llamas. we have a developing story. for more let's go to ron claiborne. >> tom, emergency crews are on the scene right now of an explosion at cape canaveral florida. where the spacex was test-firing a rocket. a series of explosions shook buildings several miles away.
the explosions continued for several minutes. but no injuries have been reported. the rocket was supposed to carry a satellite into orbit saturday. no danger to the public safety. it will investigate what happened once it can access that side again. no injuries are reported. tom, back to you. >> ron, thank you. a hurricane warning now in effect. the gulf coast bracing for hermine which is expected to make landfall tonight as a category 1 hurricane with flooding rains and damaging winds. abc's rob marciano is in tampa. rob. >> good morning, tom. it is dry right now. but we have seen torrential rains the past 24 hours in western florida, especially in the tampa bay area. people scrambling to fill sandbags, tens of thousands distributed across the tampa bay area. more flooding expected from the saturated ground and rain but storm surge and certainly tampa bay susceptible. the big bend area where we
expect this storm to make landfall we'll see at least a six-foot storm surge. as you know the last time this state got hit by a hurricane was back in 2005. hawaii was brushed but laster is expected to pass north saturday and ginger's forecast is coming up. turning to politics, donald trump is talking tough on immigration removing any question about whether he's softening his position. hours after sounding diplomatic in mexico city, he came out swinging in arizona last night, insisting when he's elected all immigrants of the u.s. illegally will be, quote, subject to deportation and he promised to create a deportation task force to remove criminal aliens and he renewed his pledge to build a wall on the border. >> mexico will pay for the wall. 100%. they don't know it yet but they'll pay for the wall.
>> reporter: now, trump says paying for the wall never came up during his meeting with mexico's president but mexico's president tells a much different story saying he told trump mexico would not pay for it. and hillary clinton weighed in saying trump has failed his first foreign policy test. and finally, the power of pizza. it turns out a free slice may be more powerful than money when it comes to motivating workers. duke university psychology professor says serving a pizza at the office increased productivity by nearly 7%. that is amazing but the offer of cash bonus increased productivity by only 5%. i was so motivated by this story i was like, guys, let's get some pizza. let's get some pizza. here's what they gave me. >> that's not motivating at all. >> and it's raining outside so we can't even use it for the pool. my gift to you guys. >> i will take that. >> all right, george, it's all yours. >> i want to see george balance on a slice in a pool. >> not easy, i tried it.
>> a doughnut is easier. that's true. >> i'm glad you know that. time now for a little "pop news." where is the love? well, it's back. the black eyed peas have reunited for a brand-new rendition with a whole lot of star power. justin timberlake and fergie have returned for the reunion. both appeared on the original track since 2003. other a-listers joining are p. diddy, mary j. blige, kendall jenner, jamie foxx, usher, l.l. cool j and so many more and the group asks citizens to stop the hate and violence that has resulted in many lives lost. you can download it on apple music and the proceeds will go to will.i.am's i am angel foundation. i love when big names come together. next up, right now, we're revealing the first batch of emmy presenters for tv's biggest night.
"black-ish" actor nominee anthony anderson will be there along with aziz ansari and julie bowen also poised to present, as well as priyanka chopra, kristen bell and taraji p. henson. jimmy kimmel is set to host the show in l.a. airing september 11th 7:00 p.m. eastern, abc. >> it's going to be a good show. this one, you're welcome, i'm just going to say that right now. cracking up the internet right now this tiny tot channeling her inner evil genius has a serious case of the giggles. take a look. [ laughing ] >> that is an actual laugh and it sounds like a cat but it's viewed more than 150,000 times on youtube. it sounds -- >> or a baby alien. >> yes.
>> a dolphin. >> a dolphin i can hear too. >> i hear a little dolphin. the dog is looking at her like even i don't make sounds like that. >> how funny is that? oh, thank you. thank you very much. >> that one -- >> what? >> i earned that. i'm so sorry. i interrupted while you were complimenting me. >> you only get one chance. you stepped on it. >> that's what my dad taught me. used two ears, one mouth, i get it, okay. >> thank you, sara. here's a look at what's coming up on the "gma morning menu." phone and fitness. can looking at your phone make you healthy. dr. ashton here weighing in. happily ever after. how to keep your wedding dress looking great forever without breaking the bank. plus, it's the hot new makeup trend, no makeup, how you can pull it off all coming up live on "gma" right here in times square. "gma's morning menu" is brought to you by centrum multigummies.
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♪ ♪ spread your wings ♪ that's jason derulo's "kiss the sky" and he is performing live tomorrow for our final party in the park this summer. and now to great news you officially have permission to phone it in. because using your smartphone app actually can get you healthy. a new study from the american heart association is revealing how your phone could be the key to finally getting fit. ♪ need help getting in shape? there's an app for that. trying to lose weight, quit smoking, cut back on drinking. there are apps for that too.
>> i have very high cholesterol and my fitness pal helps me track my sodium intake and my fat intake so i make the healthiest choices possible. >> reporter: kit looks to her phone to track her diet anytime anywhere using the app my fitness pal. it's just one of hundreds of smartphone apps promising to help you get healthier. but how well do they work? a new report from the american heart association found that health apps can be effective. researchers discovered more than 69% of smartphone and internet programs aimed at obesity appear to improve weight loss and over 75% of programs help people quit smoking. reduce alcohol consumption and increase physical activity. >> the right app can really help you with accountability. not just being accountable to yourself when you enter it into your app but you also have this sense of community and i think it feels good to be part of this much bigger picture of other people just like you who have
the same daily struggles that you do and are using technology to find a solution for it. >> reporter: so, looking at your smartphone can be a smart way to improve your health. and dr. ashton who has her masters in nutrition and back with more. i use the running app and it motivates me to pound the pavement because i get to see my progress. tell us about the how the study works. >> hats off to the american heart association because they're looking at the targeting behaviors, smoking, drinking, exercise, what we eat because those are the major culprits in stacking our risk for heart disease. how can technology help and it looked at a massive number of other studies, looking at technology, apps text messaging, online support, anything that technology can do to augment this and did find that there was a little more success with people who were using these types of technologies.
>> it's motivating and it holds you accountable. how much more success are we talking about? >> some of them 60% to 0% or more success compared to the standard approaches, so in person counseling, that kind of thing, i know -- >> it's in your hand all the time and it reminds you what you should and should not be doing. >> my steps at the end of the day, i go, that's all i walked and so it does that, accountability, the information, the ability to give feedback in realtime. this is not just the future, it's the present, and i think any health or wellness provider who is not incorporating technology way behind the eight ball. >> all apps not created equal. what should you be looking for when choosing an app? >> first, look for the -- >> mine is free. >> some are free. some are expensive. try to research the reviews. because, again, there's a lot of customer and user reviews on there and ask yourself is it easy to use. if it's not i don't care how great it's not going to be successful. is it sustainable and are you getting the results you want?
that is the key. >> and is it annoying because i actually turn my settings off because i don't want it to remind me too many times. >> my voice on the phone will be annoying, amy, keep running. >> have you run today? dr. ashton will be taking your questions throughout the morning on facebook and twitter. thank you very much. coming up next, "gma investigates" wedding edition, how much do you really feed to spend to keep your gown clean. we have a big experiment next. ♪ edge of the earth and we're touching the sky tonight ♪ sky tonight ♪
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we're back now with "gma investigates" wedding edition. september and october are the most popular months to get married -- i didn't know that. >> i didn't know that, either. >> according to the knot brides who want to know what to do with their gowns after the special day -- >> becky worley is back and tried out three different cleaners at different price points. ♪ >> reporter: for debra cassell, her wedding dress nothing short than a -- >> cinderella story. >> reporter: layers of fabric, 15-foot train. but with outdoor photos and a rocking reception, it got dirty. >> i knew it would need something special. >> reporter: she started with the dry cleaner that specializes in wedding gowns but the price,
$1,000. janet fraidy, a fabric expert says the cost of specialty cleaning catches brides unaware. >> they're totally attached to the emotion of how it looks for that day. >> reporter: meanwhile, local cleaners can charge as little as $200 for a gown. with so many price points how is a bride to choose? we brought three identical gowns and had janet create similar stains, first makeup. >> if i saw that on my wedding dress, i'd cry. then red wine. grass. looking like our bride slid into second base. then chocolate. oh, it hurts. we took one dress to a high-end cleaner, $900. we shipped one dress to an online cleaner, there are a few options, we chose heritage gowns, they charged 300, and we took another to a local franchise that charged 250. once the dresses were cleaned we took them back to janet not telling her which dress went to which cleaner. the chocolate, wine and grass
stains all gone but the makeup stain was another story. the dress we sent to the expensive cleaner had a residual stain. on the local dry clean dress -- >> that wasn't even a stain we put on there. >> we didn't have a blue stain. >> of our three which came out cleanest -- >> "c." no evidence of makeup or any of the other stains. >> "c" is the one we sent to the $300 online cleaner. that's the expensive dress, a little residue. that's the chain dress, quite a bit of residue, and here we have the online $300 cleaning, it looks really good. the national cleaners association says experience matters and they add we advise searching online reviews and calling cleaners to ask about their methods, training and experience. the high-end cleaner says their price reflects environmental-friendly cleaning methods and hand wash and press each item. will she say yes to a clean dress? as for debra she sent her dress to an online cleaner and --
okay, you can look. >> oh, yes, looks as good as when i bought it. >> i am wearing a wedding dress for a reason and it has to do with dress preservation. high-end dry cleaners will provide nice perks. we got gloves and a fancy muslin bag and they'll also offer preservation at a premium. sometimes hundreds of dollars. you can buy an acid-free box and acid-free tissue paper online and you can preserve it yourself. i got these for around $50 which brings me back to the dress. we have a little game. >> we do. okay, we have an audience here and they are here for a reason. we're going to play a little game. we want you to try and guess how old the dress is that becky is wearing, is it 10 years old, 20 years old or 75 years old? so you all go stand under the graphic you think it is. >> that was quick. >> oh, this is what you thought. okay. all right, now, we want you to
turn around for the answer. the dress is -- yes! yes. this dress -- there's a story. this is my wedding dress, my grandmother wore this dress in 1939. we have a picture of it. my mother wore it in 1967. i could not even get my forearm into the sleeve so the sleeves came off. i had to take some of the train off to make some plackets to make it bigger but it's beautiful. 75 years. this was just hanging on a hanger in the back of my mom's closet. no preservation at all. >> wow. >> so no dry cleaning bag, but, you know, just the air can sometimes -- >> sentimental value. and the beauty. it's all in one. speaking of wedding anniversary, can we -- >> yep. >> oh. >> jerry and sherry are having their 50th wedding anniversary today. congratulations. >> congratulations. >> do you still have your dress?
>> yes. >> ah, she does! ah. the cutest. congratulations, guys. >> congratulations and you look beautiful as always, becky. outside to ginger. >> happy 50th anniversary. we wanted to say a very good morning to grandma evelyn, right. evan, where does she live? >> racine. >> racine, wisconsin. >> yes. >> you did it. >> hi, grandma. >> just as loud as inside. >> yeah. >> so let's check the forecast. an update an tropical storm hermine. it has started to strengthen, 65-mile-per-hour max sustained wins on hurricane watch and warning right there in the bend of florida so, again, those winds will really kick up late tonight into early tomorrow is when it's expected to make landfall and hugs the coast >> good morning. i am meteorologist mike nicco. here are the highlights. drizzle to mostly sunny. cool. more stars tone. drizzle at the coast. hot highs are coming after the weekend is over.
today we have 60s along the coast in san francisco. 70s around the bay. 80s inland. tonight is cooler. low-to-mid 50s the a few upper 50s. my seven-day forecast shows warmer tomorrow. not is trend with as next week. >> back in to you. >> coming up next, it is the makeup trend taking over the runway and the red carpet. no makeup, of course, there really is makeup so we'll tell you how to make it work for you. next.
. good morning, north bay. let's get up and get going. >> this is abc 7 morning. >> i'm natasha zouves from abc 7 morning. uber wants your ride to be safer. they are passing a law that outlaws some drivers that are sex offenders violent felons or terrorists. the governor has until the end of the month to sign it. check on the month with alexis. this problem on the bay bridge will not go away. eastbound 80, still closed since early this morning. traffic authorities are saying it is possible a hazmat situation. also the far right lane is blocked due to maintenance not related to that. the backup in to san francisco and then on 101, as well.
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another update in 30 minutes and always on our news app at ♪ this is the part when i say -- welcome back to "gma" on this rainy thursday. sara i know you have a look at the new makeup trend where less is more. >> correct. the no makeup look is having a moment from hollywood's hottest to stay-at-home moms. everyone is toning down the glams making your natural features shine. take a look. ♪ maybe we could care a little more ♪ >> it was the mtv vma performance everyone was talking about and not just because of alicia keys' powerful words but also because of her bold decision to go makeup-free. >> thank you. >> she's not the only one in the glitterati who is ditching dramatic makeup and downsizing to a more natural look. kim kardashian who often rocks smoky eyelids and bold lips dialing it back and looking stunning with a more down to
earth approach. amanda seyfried jessica alba kerry washington, all hitting up the red carpet sans the red lipstick. from the red carpet to the runway, faces are fresh using makeup subtly to get that radiant glow. joining me "allure" magazine editor in chief michelle lee. welcome. >> thank you, good morning. >> i'm a big fan of this look but why is it such a trend right now. >> well, to be honest with you, we're all in the crazy time of the year where we're all running around trying to get our kids ready for back to school so when we're doing that the time for primping tends to go way downhill so it's nice to find a routine incredibly fast. but if you're like me and really terrified of going fully bare faced, we'll learn how to do the no makeup makeup look. >> give us tips. >> yes, of course, key thing is starting with a good foundation so you have to have a nicely well hydrated face. >> you mean moisturizer. >> moisturizer, exactly, so
start with a couple drops of face oil and put that under a moisturizer, extra brownie points if it has sunscreen in it which we should be doing it every single day and smooth it out on a clean face. >> skin care first. >> skin care first, absolutely, because the whole key in this look, you want it to have your fresh skin glowing through so a lot of people think let me go to foundation next, i say go to a primer. what a good primer will do -- >> i always wondered when you use your primer and primer at this point, so what it's going to do, help absorb some of that extra oil and helps to blur out those large pores, so when you do put foundation on, you put on less. >> okay, but then the foundation. >> well, not quite yet. >> okay. >> so what i like to do for this, actually use blush under foundation so what this does, is actually will give you a nice natural flush that looks like you got off a treadmill as opposed to -- >> getting on the treadmill and having to do that. >> exactly. so after do you that then put on your foundation. >> blush first. >> blush first.
we're not going to put foundation on all over the face because we want to go for a natural look so we're going to use our foundation as a concealer as you can see with our model here. >> under the eye. >> under the eyes, normally around the nostrils, anywhere you have a little bit of redness and the key here is that foundation tends to be a little more sheerer than concealer so you really won't look like you have a full face of makeup on. >> okay so it isn't that much work. >> it's not that much work. really, really fast. >> what about that sponge? i heard this is like a magic trick. >> this is a genius trick. if you want a little more coverage in certain places, take a damp makeup sponge, that's the key it has to be damp and dab it on the certain places where you want more coverage. so the key with the makeup sponge is that it's going to help with the pigments and take off some of the express makeup too so have you that fresh look without it looking totally overdone. >> you can use any sponge. the important part it's damp. >> it should be damp. we're big fans of this beauty blender. >> okay i've seen that one with makeup artists. now, i want to come over here.
alexandra has the last look. the last touches -- >> finishing touches are go for a couple sweeps of a really good lightweight mascara that will help to open up your eyes. with the lips what we want to do is enhance that natural lip color so we went with a pinkish-nude to pinkish-brown mixed with lip balm and final touch doing your brows so we took a really nice tinted brow gel and just kind of sweep that along the brows especially concentrating the color on the arch area where your plow brows tend to be a little more dark. >> you look beautiful. i love this, back to what she had. just enhanced it. >> she looks great and she's ready to go. >> that wasn't too much work. i like it. and the september issue of "allure" is on newsstands now and back out to ginger. >> oh, let's do it, sara. look at this. birthday corner over here. this guy is 50. this woman is 50. and this young lady is 13. what's your name? >> sarah. >> she wants to be on "gma" someday so we have to watch out for her. she's coming. i said you already her. happened today.
let's check in on tropical storm hermine. remember we talked about the wind but flash flood watches in effect from tallahassee and tampa up through north carolina. we put on the futurecast. you can see also severe weather is a threat. don't forget this comes with the threat of isolated tornadoes all the way through the carolinas on top of that half foot of rain or more. >> good morning. i am meteorologist mike nicco. drizzle through 9:00 for the bay can inland through noon at the coast. sunshine this afternoon. 60s and 70s. below average. my seven-day forecast shows a cooler weekend followed by lot temperatures next >> this weather report brought to you by target. i'm doing my rain dance because we need the rain here and it's raining. >> and you can dance so it works. thank you. now to a movie getting early oscar buzz, "the light between oceans" stars one of hollywood's hottest couples, michael fassbender and alicia vikander. i recently sat down with michael to hear all about his powerful
new role and what it was like starring alongside his real-life girlfriend. when it comes to leading men, michael fassbender is first class whether playing geniuses -- >> i was using an algorithm. >> reporter: -- or villains. the irishman simply lights up the silver screen, but now the actor reveals a more passionate side in his latest film "the light between oceans," a sweeping period romance based on m.l. stedman's best-selling novel. >> it's the loveliest present i ever had. >> how would you describe the movie to those who are thinking about seeing it? >> it's about good people that have made a bad decision and are sort of dealing with the consequences. >> in the film fassbender plays tom, a soldier traumatized by world war i. >> the war has damaged him pretty badly, so far that he wants to isolate himself from all civilization and gets this job as a lightkeeper. >> did you do anything special to get into the role? >> not really.
i could say that i went off and sort of tried to run a lighthouse for awhile, but -- >> do you like being alone? >> do i like being alone? i spend a lot of time alone. i guess, you know, the nature of my job means many hours at home by myself, so, yes, well -- >> i hate eating alone. >> i do a lot of that as well, and i'm the weird dude at the table by himself. >> reporter: early in the movie tom meets and falls madly in love with the lovely lively isabelle played by fassbender's real-life girlfriend alicia vikander. >> she's such a fierce performer. she's so brave. she's not afraid to bring ugly personality traits to the forefront in characters, so, yeah, i was just really impressed by her immediately. >> i know you're private about this but is it true you melt and fell in love on set? >> yeah, we fell in love and sort of have been seeing each other since. >> life imitating art. >> well, possibly. >> it happens. >> yeah. >> it's her mother. >> as an actor you do not shy away from dark roles. >> how much? >> are you drawn to intense films?
>> it would seem that way. i don't know. yeah, it's -- i guess i like challenging stories, but i think i should start doing some comedy soon. >> i would like to say you have an amazing smile. >> oh, thank you. >> so, yes, seeing your laughter, i mean i think -- i'd buy a movie ticket for that. >> thanks. >> what do you want people to think about when they leave the movie? >> i guess it's an opportunity to appreciate how we all try to navigate through life and do the best we can. so hopefully people just leave the theater and give each other a hug. >> see, he has a great smile. wouldn't you agree? >> he sure does, amy. >> we don't see it enough in his films. "the light between oceans" opens tomorrow. coming up next the amazing poster family welcoming dozens of children into their
[ alarm rings ] ♪ hey, michael. >> good morning, michael. >> looking cool, mike. >> strahan rocks. >> hi, guys. i'm on my way. >> oh michael. you're looking good. does he look a little different. >> i don't, a haircut. >> looking good, strayhan. >> some people were just born to say -- >> good morning, america. >> here comes michael every day starting tuesday on "gma." ♪
now, back now with "gma's" ultimate heroes. this morning we're meeting an incredible couple from georgia who's opening up their home and their hearts to dozens of foster children sharing their love with kids who need it the most and getting the surprise of a lifetime. abc's juju chang was there for the big moment. >> john and kelly degarmo are our ultimate heroes for doing what parents do best, lavishing kids with love. you see, they've opened their home and their hearts to 50 or so foster kids over the years here in monticello, georgia. >> we've had up to 11 children at the time and changed seven diapers at one time. >> seven in diapers? >> yes. >> works for everybody. >> they've even adopted princess loving braley, cassie and gracie after fostering them along with their three
biological children. listen to the results. gracie, why do you think kids need love? >> they need love so they feel happy and feel safe. >> so when they come to our home we give them as much unconditional love as we can. >> reporter: with demand high and no more room in their house. >> there will be two boys per bedroom. >> reporter: the degarmos are opening a group home for teenage boys, the most vulnerable and, sadly, unwanted of foster children. >> because when a boy hits the age of 9 or 10, nobody wants him. they all want a baby or a girl. >> i feel like we have all this extra love. i want children to have the best life they can possibly have. >> reporter: the degarmos encouraging others to try foster parenting. >> on any given day in america there's roughly 450,000 children in foster care and there are not enough homes. you don't have to be rich. you don't have to have a big house. you just have to be able to provide a child a safe home and love. >> they're smiling. they just look healthy, and you can see them transformed before your eyes. it is just amazing. >> reporter: we have a little surprise. touched by their example we at "good morning america" thought
they deserve a break. let's put that on. and after giving them some hints, our big surprise. you're going on a cruise. >> wow! >> disney cruise line, please welcome aboard the degarmo family. >> reporter: the most magical place on earth at sea equipped with a giant water slide endless fun for the kids even impromptu dance parties with the mouse himself, mickey. then it was on to a day of fun at disney's castaway cay island in the bahamas. at night the degarmo ss enjoyed broadway-style shows pirate parties and fireworks. mom and dad even enjoyed a romantic meal without kids. >> we have so many other children in our house at any given time, that it's rare that we all get to spend time just us together. it's been magical. >> all: thank you, "good morning america." thank you, disney. >> reporter: for "good morning america," juju chang, abc news, monticello, georgia.
we are back now with amy's favorite, the burgers. you sent in pictures of your best creations and joining us now with us is donnie wahlberg, the singer, actor and reality star and owner of wahlburgers. >> that's right. >> we'll have a big burger competition with our team coming up but let's chat first. holiday weekend coming up. i heard vegas is the place to be? >> we just opened wahlburgers in vegas and it's really -- outside of boston it was the place we most wanted to go to as our next location because if we're in vegas, we can reach the whole world because everyone from around the world goes to vegas.
it's a great place to eat. it's a great restaurant place so the competition to have great food is amazing and labor day weekend for it to be up and running is really exciting. it's also exciting because me and my wife are celebrating our second anniversary this weekend so we're going to go to vegas and i get to visit wahlburgers. >> you're a spokesperson for las vegas but also when is a weekend not in vegas, i mean it's always time for vegas. >> it's one of the other reasons we wanted to open in vegas because it gives me and my brothers an excuse to constantly go to vegas, and i mean there's no better place to go. >> i'm glad your wife jenny is on board with that. >> she comes with me. i don't go alone. i don't go alone. >> let's clarify, people. okay now you brought three of the brother -- can you call them brother burgers? >> well, they're just signature burgers of the restaurant, we each sort of -- paul, our brother, is the chef and designed all the ingredients and recipes and everything, but we had a chance to, you know, give our own input. so mark, for example, he likes thanksgiving.
>> where is mark's burger? >> it's like thanksgiving leftovers on a burger. turkey burger, stuffing, homemade cranberry sauce and all this stuff, and it's good, and paul has the signature burger of the restaurant, which is called our burger, it's the whole family. it has government cheese, which we grew up. we were very poor and had nine kids in the house and grew up on free cheese and took the same kind of cheese and put it in the burgers and melts the best, melts like that. >> oh, i know how that melts. >> the government cheese just melts and we have my burger. mine has jalapenos and avocados and so, you know, what you get with these is you get -- paul's like the momma bear. he's kind of cold. mark is like the daddy bear, he's kind of hot and i'm just right. mine is just right. >> not biased at all, folks, but we also have a competition going on with amy, tom, okay, amy and tom. >> if it's who can eat the fastest, i'm going to win. >> eat-off or burger-off.
>> you have to make one too in all the wahlburger ingredients. 15 housemade condiments my brother paul created. >> 15 seconds on the clock. >> you got 15 seconds. >> you make the burger and i will eat it. >> okay -- >> you're going to eat it? you promise. >> i will taste them all. that is a very naughty way to squirt the sauce. >> naughty. >> okay. >> seven, six -- >> i couldn't open it up. >> five four -- >> are you kidding me? >> two, one. >> oh, my gosh. >> i don't have anything. >> all right all right. i probably should have told you at wahlburgers we put the condiments on the bottom, not on top. >> i didn't know. >> i couldn't get the bun open. that was my problem. >> the bun? that's what he said, but that's a whole other story. okay. >> donnie, you said you'd eat it if i made it. >> well, i see both of you use blue cheese. i don't really like blue cheese, so i'm probably going to go with this one. >> you totally copped out. look at mine.
>> let me try this first. >> how does anyone eat that? >> that's why i don't cook. >> let me try. >> get a bite of that, oh, my god. this is going -- >> yep. >> get in there. >> oh, my gosh. >> get in there. >> yay. >> you want to throw to commercial? >> yeah. go to wahlburgers, las vegas at the bally's grand resort. it's on the strip. we'll see you in vegas this weekend, baby. >> we'll be right back. >> oh, my gosh. "gma's" burger blow-out is brought to you by las vegas.
congratulations, sara. >> she won the trophy. >> thank you. >> all right, and we have a little "gma" rewind in case you missed it. there it is. >> oh, my god. there you are. >> go big or go home. >> what was on that burger again? >> eating sara's burger is like a champ. everything. everything. >> you're awful. >> i didn't say anything. i'm talking about a burger. >> oh listen this burger could make the menu at wahlburgers. >> wow. >> all right. >> pretty amazing. sara haines' wahlburger. that's what they call me here. >> i love it. >> tomorrow we can't wait for jason derulo capping off an amazing summer of our concerts live in central park. his huge performance taking us into the holiday weekend. >> all right. have a great day, everyone. see you tomorrow. >> hi, mom.
(whispering) what are you doing up? (whispering) mom said i could have a midnight snack. well, i say it's late, and you need to go to bed. why? because i am the boss. you're not the boss, mom's the boss. well, technically, we are co-bosses. technically, mom's the boss. mmmm. shhh. the family favorite. yoplait.
good morning bay area. let's get up and get going. >> this is abc 7 morning. good morning. i'm natasha zouves from abc 7 mornings. mike nicco is here with the forecast. socked in mike. >> we are seeing a little sunshine on the periphery otherwise slow sunshine today. 60s at the coast 70s at the bay 80s inland. don't let the warming trend fool you. it will be cooler than average this holiday weekend. two sig alerts. 880 on the bay bridge these treasure island off ramp is closed. that's backing up the main lanes and spilled to 101 as well. a sig alert for 580 before 680 a disabled big rig in the right e.
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