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good morning, america. breaking overnight, deadly storms. high winds and heavy rains batter the northeast. cars submerged. roads washed away. homes destroyed. >> it's a shame. >> rescuers taking to boats. our weather team is tracking this storm. final push. the candidates campaigning hard in battleground states. but with polls showing him trailing hillary clinton, donald trump now talking like we've never heard before. >> win, lose or draw, i will be happy with myself. >> will his own gettysburg address today sway voters? cyberattack. hundreds of popular websites like twitter, spotify and netflix left in the dark. outages hitting across the country. how common household items you may have in your home were used to launch their attack.
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and sidelined, giants placekicker josh brown facing more fallout over the documents showing he repeatedly abused his wife. the nfl now re-evaluating his case. the law enforcement office taking them to task. >> their mistake was trying to lay this off on the sheriff's office. >> will brown ever play as a giant again? and good saturday morning, everyone. dan is off. it is great to have tom llamas beside me, so, tom, you've been on the campaign trail for the last year and a half and give you a day off there and ask you to come in studio. how about that? >> i jumped right off the campaign plane and ended right here. >> glad to have you here. >> happy to go here. it is a morning showing donald trump's path to the white house is getting tougher and tougher for donald trump losing his grip on some traditionally red states and now trump who usually brags about big wins seeming to acknowledge
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he might not score a victory. >> he said what a waste of time if we don't pull this off. and this on a day when the northeast is reeling from a wave of strong storms. we want you to take a look at this. drivers in worcester, massachusetts, trying to navigate flooded roads. you can see the water taking over the streets and seeping into buildings even. >> and with flash flood warnings posted some places saw over 7 inches of rain in a single day so what's still ahead? rob joins us now with the latest. hey, rob. >> good morning, tom. hello, paula. this has been a painfully slow-moving system really encompasses the entire northeast running into that unusual october heat and that warm air holds more water, comes down sometimes in the form of rain and in some spots it's been coming down way too fast. overnight, powerful storms pounding the northeast. heavy rain turning streets into rivers. the system already blamed for one death. a gasoline pipeline also rupturing threatening waterways. new hampshire, massachusetts, rhode island and pennsylvania taking the brunt of it. in massachusetts, residents being told to keep off the roads.
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cars trapped in high waters. >> somebody just yells, the cars outside are flooding. >> reporter: more than a half a foot of rain forcing evacuations in pennsylvania washing away at least three homes. >> to see a three-story home turned to rubbage, rubble, it's a shame. >> reporter: meanwhile, emergency crews still scrambling after a gasoline pipe ruptured early friday. 54,000 gallons of gasoline spilling into waterways. pennsylvania governor tom wolf ordering the national guard to help in the recovery efforts as state agencies respond to the leak. nearby residents smelling the gasoline coming out of the water. >> it's alarming. you know, it's alarming to be smelling gas that strong. >> they have shut down the water treatment plant near milton as a precaution and have backup water supplies for now until they have that thing wholly resolved. here's the center of the low. the front is now pushing through but still have rain on the back side of this so kind of a soggy saturday. even so in pittsburgh, western p.a., really getting hit hard
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with this. the rain very slow to move out of there so we'll see this kind of linger through the afternoon, eventually ending from west to east, but behind this strengthening low will be some windy conditions and, look, even some snow at the higher elevations by later on tonight, the adirondacks, the white and green mountains of vermont and new hampshire will see a dusting of snow, if not several inches begin to pile up so the leaves that have been beautiful will be coming down. not only because of that but because of the winds that will be cranking, wind gusts over 40 miles an hour through the day today and into tonight so hold on to your hats. cold air coming in behind this. more about that in ten minutes. tom. >> busy and nasty on the east coast. all right, rob, thank you. let's turn to politics now and the race for president. "your voice, your vote," the candidates targeting key battleground states this morning with 17 days to go before the election. donald trump is making a final push rallying for a rebound as polls show him lagging behind hillary clinton. for her part she's looking for a swing state sweep. abc's mary bruce is in our washington bureau with the very latest on the campaign trail. mary, good morning. >> reporter: good morning.
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well, the candidates this morning are entering the final phase. hillary clinton is out rallying her base and reaching out key independent voters while donald trump is still hoping for a come-from-behind win. >> your government betrayed you, and i'm going to make it right. get out and vote. >> reporter: this morning, donald trump is kicking off his sprint to the finish but acknowledges he may lose. >> and we're going to do this for another 19 days, and then i don't know what kind of shape i'm in, but i'll be happy, and at least i will have known win, lose or draw, i will be happy with myself. >> reporter: as his path to the presidency narrows, trump is pulling out all the stops, for the first time going after michelle obama, one of the country's most popular figures. >> we have a president, all he wants to do is campaign. his wife, all she wants to do is campaign. >> reporter: making her closing argument, clinton is trying to
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broaden her reach. >> i know you may still have questions for me. i respect that. i want to answer them. i want to earn your vote. i am reaching out to all americans, democrats, republicans, independents. >> reporter: and she's slamming trump for refusing to say if he'll accept the election results. >> he is threatening our democracy. >> reporter: clinton and her top surrogates are out in force. vice president biden is eager to take on trump literally. >> the press always asks me, don't i wish i were debating him. no, i wish we were in high school, i could take him behind the gym. that's what i wish. >> reporter: trump's campaign manager punched back on twitter writing "had trump said this, it would be hair-on-fire breaking news with violence and bully trending." now, the candidates will be crisscrossing the battleground states from here on out. donald trump will be setting the tone for these final weeks in a speech today in historic gettysburg.
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hillary clinton is also in pennsylvania today reuniting on the campaign trail with her running mate tim kaine. paula. >> they are rounding third and heading for home. mary, thank you. and hillary clinton, meantime, hoping for a strong victory that will also boost other democrats down ballot who are ready to capitalize on her momentum. her campaign is feeling so good about this map, they're now targeting red states, some that haven't turned blue in decades and abc's devin dwyer is here with a look at the republican states in play. devin, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, paula. donald trump's path to the white house, as you said, is shrinking fast. just take a look at our latest abc news race ratings here. you see the states in red. we project donald trump to win. the states in blue, hillary clinton to win. that would put her well above the 270 electoral votes she'd need to win the presidency. in fact, democrats are so confident they're talking about and spending money in states that until recently had been die-hard republican. take a look. arizona, texas, georgia, even utah, a toss-up state in our ratings. the clinton team has their sights on all of these states. republicans say all of this is
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wishful thinking, paula, but the polls there are close. >> hard to believe utah is a toss-up state. okay, so what is clinton's edge in the battleground states mean for republicans attempting to keep control of the senate? >> reporter: there is real worry among republicans about a so-called trump effect in some of those races. democrats need just four or five seats to take control of the senate. they are hammering republicans like senator marco rubio of florida, kelly ayotte of new hampshire, richard burr of north carolina for their ties to trump but this could also come down to turnout in states where clinton is now opened up a bit of a lead, those republican incumbents really are vulnerable. >> could you expound a little bit more on the turnout, devin? i know voting is under way. who has the edge so far? >> reporter: yeah, people are voting. the numbers coming in this morning, the latest numbers 4.9 million americans at least have already voted. we don't know how they voted but based on party registration and other data, experts see some positive signs for clinton in florida and north carolina. trump doing pretty well in ohio and iowa. paula and tom. >> thanks very much for the
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breakdown, devin. and also joining us from washington is abc news political contributor kristen soltis anderson. kristen, on average trump is about six points behind clinton nationally. historically has any candidate come back to win after being behind so far this close to election day? >> this kind of comeback is pretty rare when it comes to presidential elections, but donald trump did write the book, art of the comeback. he often points to that election where ronald reagan about this time according to gallop's polling was down by about six points in mid-october but bear in mind that this is an incredibly polarized election. in abc's poll that came out this week you had nine out of ten clinton supporters who say they're with clinton. you had nine out of ten trump supporters who said, i'm with trump. people don't seem to think that they're going to change their mind barring some huge event, so right now trump has a very uphill battle ahead of him. >> kristen, good morning to you. we just heard from devin, so four or five spots to regain the senate for the democrats. we know there are several senate races, but which one should we
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really be keeping an eye on? >> i'm really keeping an eye on north carolina. that's a state that should be a red state. it was a state that mitt romney won but in north carolina not only do you have a clinton lead, you have a governor's race there where the republican governor is facing a tough re-election. and so you have senator richard burr, the republican, who is very slightly ahead in the polls right now. but that's one of those races that if there's a big clinton wave, a big democratic wave, he could be one of those that wasn't expected to be a seat that was in play a few months ago, but that could get taken out if the trump wave is big enough. >> kristen, on that point for independents or even republicans that may vote for hillary clinton, how does the gop try to keep them loyal to their senate and congressional candidates in other races, or is it really just up to the candidate? >> it has a lot to do i think with this message that says, if hillary clinton is going to be the president, then don't you need a republican congress to balance her out? in abc's polling, they asked people, if hillary clinton is going to be president, would you rather have a democratic congress that will pass her
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agenda or a republican congress that will be a sort of check on her? and by 53-40, people preferred that republican legislature to be a check on her. so i expect you'll start to hear that message from folks in these states where if they suspect some folks will vote for clinton but they'll want to have her balanced out. >> kristen, you are a pollster. we also know that trump's campaign manager, kellyanne conway, is a pollster, as well. so she's got to be having some closed door honest conversations with her boss. what is she telling him right now? >> i think she's got to be telling him you need to focus on the states you can actually win. trump's campaign has really been built for awhile on the idea that he was going to dramatically change the map. pick up states that republicans never had a chance at winning before. but as that path has narrowed, he needs to really spend time having as many rallies as he can exciting his supporters in states like ohio, states like florida, states he realistically could pull off rather than focusing on some of these other states that are a bit more of a reach. >> that's why his schedule is booked from here on out till the
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election. kristen soltis anderson, thanks for joining us this saturday morning. >> thanks for having me. and a reminder, abc news will have you covered with all the latest developments online and on air from now until election day. you can download the abc news app if you haven't already and you can get live streaming breaking news reports from the campaign trail and tom llamas as well who is on the campaign trail every day except today. >> every single day even sort of today. all right. let's turn to the other big story. the wave of large-scale cyberattacks which blocked people from using major websites like amazon, netflix and twitter. this map, take a look, showing the spots around the world most heavily affected by the internet outages showing you just how widespread the attacks were. eva pilgrim is here with how devices in your home like dvrs, surveillance cameras, even thermostats may have been used to keep you from accessing popular sites. eva, good morning. >> reporter: tom, a massive widespread internet shutdown by a group called the new world hackers. they're now claiming they did it. these hackers using unknowing regular people like you and me
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to carry it out getting into your home and you can't even see them. how? by sneaking in through wi-fi connected devices. it started with twitter, then spotify and netflix went dark. hundreds of your favorite websites suddenly offline following a massive cyberattack on friday. from 6:00 a.m. on the east coast until late into the night, wave after wave of the impacts blocked access across the globe. >> someone is sending so much junk traffic to a particular site that legitimate traffic can't get through. >> reporter: according to a 2014 report, service attacks similar to this one could cost companies anywhere from $20,000 to $100,000 each hour their sites are down. friday's attack choked access to shopping giants amazon and ebay among others for nearly 11 hours. >> criminal enterprises have access to tools that can cause significant damage.
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smoking guns are hard to find in the physical world. smoking keyboards are even harder to find in the cyberdomain. >> reporter: this morning, the fbi is investigating the widespread cyberassault and whether so-called smart devices in millions of american homes could have been used to launch the attack. turning wi-fi connected devices like refrigerators, printers, doorbells and dvrs into a massive zombie network ready to do the hacker's bidding. >> the bad guys are exploiting good technology so they're hijacking legitimate sites to be part of their army. >> reporter: if you're worried your devices could be infected, simply disconnect, reboot and change your password before reconnecting to your wi-fi. also make sure you have the latest update so you aren't missing any critical security patches that make you vulnerable. but, guys, people are really worried. this is just the first in a series of attacks like this. >> and you live in our society. we are a wireless society, like you said. doorbell, just about everything,
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security cameras. >> you don't think about. >> they got into the baby monitors too, i heard, was one of the things affected. that's really scary. >> especially young kids at home. >> a little baby. >> thanks, eva. we want to send things to ron claiborne for a look at the other headlines around the globe. good morning, dr. ron. >> good morning to you, dr. paula. >> i'm not a doctor. >> dr. tom and dr. marciano. good morning, everyone. we're going to begin overseas with the battle against isis in iraq. 24 hours of fighting in the town of kirkuk as the u.n. reports that hundreds of iraqi families are being forced in mosul to be used as human shields, this as we learn of the identity of the first u.s. service member killed in the fighting, navy chief petty officer jason finan from anaheim, california. he was working with an iraqi explosives disposal unit when his vehicle struck a roadside bomb. that happened on thursday. and here in the u.s. federal prosecutors revealing what they call the largest theft of classified government documents in u.s. history. they say former national security agency contractor hal
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martin irrevocably compromised, their words, the nation's security by stealing over a 20-year period an astonishing 500 million pages of the country's most sensitive documents. friday a judge denied him bail. in kansas a chlorine cloud caused by an accident at a chemical plant sends dozens of people to the hospital. a potentially dangerous cloud smothered the town of atchison for about two hours, and children were sent home from school and residents advised to stay indoors until it dissipated. and in oregon searchers are looking for a missing hiker near the columbia river gorge. police say 21-year-old anna schmidt hasn't been seen since last sunday. she was reported missing wednesday after her mother flew into portland to go on a hiking trip with her and realized that no one had seen her. schmidt is the daughter of a member of the utah-based music group, the piano guys. ontario, california, in ontario outside of l.a., a massive fire at a recycling plant. large clouds of black smoke filled the sky as the fire spread across some nearby train tracks. firefighters though were able to control the blaze, nobody was
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hurt. and the cause of that is under investigation. and finally, a surprise guest at the podium in the white house press room. >> mr. president, do you think the cubs will win? >> i feel very confident that clayton kershaw is a great, great pitcher but they got too many sticks. they got too many sticks. >> no, that's not the president. it's actually actor bill murray rooting for the chicago cubs. he's at the white house to meet with the real president. murray is being honored at the kennedy center tomorrow. >> the real president is a white sox fan, we should say. >> but apparently he was wearing cubs gear yesterday, which is kind of weird if you're a white sox fan. >> for chicago, though. >> that's odd. that's odd. south side, north side. >> it's not odd says the yankee fan who could never find in his heart to cheer for the mets, right? >> how is the weather? >> it's great. i'm going to change gears here. take a look at this. it's a beautiful shot. i took this a couple of weeks ago up in northeast vermont. lake willoughby, a great hike.
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there's mt. pisgah, the glaciers of the last ice age just carving through this granite, just spectacular. this is all going to be gone after today because of the wind and the rain and the snow with this next system that's coming in. temperatures, 63 in boston. 50 degrees in new york city and they are going to drop through the day today and through tonight so a whole other ball game tomorrow morning. temperatures will feel like they're in the 30s in new york city. 35 for a windchill and 35 in buffalo and even down into the 40s in atlanta. record heat as well across southern california. that is over. you're starting to moderate getting back to near normal conditions into the 70s.
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some college football games impacted by the storm and we'll also take a look at the forecast for the winter. three-month outlook coming up in about 10, 15 minutes. >> they can't get it right a week from now, but they're going to tell us the whole winter, right? >> thanks for that vote of confidence. >> stop that. >> we got to check out the weather, though, in ohio shortly because we have the world series coming up, guys so check this out. cleveland fans are so excited their team is heading to the world series, they're going above and beyond when it comes to showing their appreciation for the rookie pitcher. his performance helped clinch the team spot. tons of them saying thank you by rewarding him with a wedding surprise. pitcher ryan merritt is adjusting to life as a hero after securing cleveland's spot in the world series earlier this week. >> the cleveland indians are going to the world series.
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>> reporter: the 24-year-old who was called up to the majors just two weeks before the life-changing game along with his fiancee was instantly rewarded by his grateful new fans. >> you know, at first i thought it was all a joke. >> it's just the last thing we expected to happen from all this. >> reporter: after hearing broadcasters announce the couple's engagement during wednesday night's game, super fan matt guthrie stepped up to the plate with a plan to track down the future mr. and mrs. merritt's wedding registry teaming up with fellow fans to buy everything on it. >> i think ryan merritt earned all those presents with his game five performance. >> reporter: from pillows to gift cards, towels and bath mats, the eternally thankful knocked item after item out of the park. >> i really wasn't that surprised that cleveland fans responded the way they did and you know that's what cleveland fans do. >> reporter: merritt says he's blown away by the generosity but now he's got a new challenge to face. >> i hope there's some things
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left for my friends to buy, you know. >> i mean i think the friends are good. he's good and so are the cleveland indians and the fans, you know, what a great story there. i mean, they haven't -- the last appearance they made at the world series. >> 1948. >> well, that's when they won. >> that's when they won. >> but they haven't won since '48. >> the last appearance was '97. they fell to the marlins and then, hey, we could be seeing the cubs and -- >> could be the dodgers. >> could be the dodgers. >> it's the cubs. >> could be an underdog -- >> paula. coming up on "gma," the nfl telling giants kicker josh brown to stay off the field while the league reviews documents about his alleged abuse of his ex-wife. what the nfl is saying about re-opening the investigation and whether his football career could be over. plus, could an ingredient in red wine help balance a woman's hormones? hmm. the answer in our "weekend down load." we'll be right back. "good morning america" is brought to you by benefiber healthy shape. this, you can do. do. t there's so much more to it. here's how benefiber® works.
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bernard. heading to treasure island will notice one big difference. abc 7 was on the bay bridge for the new on and off ramps from interstate 80. the ramps have moved from the left to the reright side. they're open today. they are said to be a safer design and necessary for a
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planned expansion on the island. and meteorologist mike nicco has your forecast. >> gorgeous sunrise developing. the morning lows, you can see just colorful. 50s, 60s, mainly for the north bay, the next friday, cornell. >> thanks very much. the news continues with "good morning america."
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and we want to welcome you back and we want to welcome you back to "gma" on this saturday morning. and happening right now, final push. the candidates are hot on the campaign trail as the clock keeps on ticking just 17 days until election day. donald trump rallying supporters trying to turn the tide in the campaign. lashing out at hillary clinton and the obamas, hillary clinton making the play for battleground states, meantime, trying to turn red states blue. also right now, foiled attack. british authorities say a terror plot targeting london's subway system was uncovered after a suspicious device was found on a train. a 19-year-old man who they believe planned more attacks is now under arrest. and a surfing first, six women are gearing up for this year's elite titans of mavericks competition in the bay area. it's the first time female athletes will participate in the big wave contest. organizers announcing the change
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on facebook by saying 6 women, 1 hour, $30,000 on the line. the smallest wave, 20 feet high. >> what's the largest? >> i don't know, 80. >> did you just -- >> i just made that up. >> i confirm that. >> just want to let you know we just made that up. but first on this saturday, the latest on the new revelations involving giants placekicker josh brown who admitted to abusing his wife in handwritten journals which have just surfaced. >> a lot of people talking about this story, now finding himself placed on paid leave while the team gets ready for a big game in london so will he ever take the field again? abc's ryan smith has been following the story and joins us with more. good morning, ryan. >> reporter: good morning, tom and paula. the nfl now re-opening an investigation into giants kicker josh brown claiming they never knew about those past admissions of abuse but the sheriff in charge of investigating brown criminally claiming the league should have handled it differently from the start. new york giant josh brown sidelined until further notice amidst the release of a trove of
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documents showing repeated abuse of his then wife molly in a scandal rocking the nfl. these revelations stemming from this domestic incident in may of 2015 heard in these 911 calls. >> 911, what are you reporting? >> um, my husband is really upset right now. >> reporter: that cry for help from molly brown. josh brown arrested for domestic violence that night but charges never filed and the league suspended him for just one game. at the time, brown indicating it was a one-time incident. >> was that an isolated incident? >> it was just a moment. >> reporter: but in this 165-page document it's clear molly's cry for help occurred more than once. ms. brown claims she suffered over 20 instances of physical violence at the hands of her then husband over several years. and police now revealing photos like this one, which shows a bruise on her thigh and brown's own mea culpas like this e-mail to friends, "i became an abuser
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and hurt molly physically, emotionally and verbally." on friday commissioner roger goodell calling for patience as the league re-evaluates the case. >> what we want to do is get the facts and when we get the facts, we're going to aggressively pursue that. >> reporter: the league saying it was unaware of these details when suspending brown overnight sending this letter to brown obtained by abc news forbidding him to practice or attend games while reviewing his case to determine whether further action is necessary. but according to the sheriff's department, which initially arrested brown for domestic violence, the nfl failed in its first round of gathering facts. >> first of all, they probably should have called us. but that's really neither here nor their. their mistake was trying to lay this off on the sheriff's office. >> all right, ryan, so the sheriff's office is saying the nfl should have called. why didn't the nfl do more to investigate? >> well, they said they did and they said they called repeatedly and they said they sent e-mails and they said they asked for these documents. there was a public records
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request but they couldn't identify exactly who they were but they're saying the sheriff's talk right now is a bit disingenerous, that at every turn they tried to get the information, but the police said no go. when that happens it becomes hard for them to ascertain what happened according to them. >> we were talking about this during the break. players who commit domestic violence are subject to a six-game penalty. so, why did he only get one game? >> well, for the nfl they're going to look at this as almost a perfect storm of disinformation, right. they couldn't get the information. they allegedly tried to talk to the wife. she wouldn't speak to them. she's been traumatized by this document release, by the way. she wants to put this behind her. so, without that, they couldn't corroborate the charges. so, for them it becomes a situation where we don't have the information so we might -- we have the ability to depart down from those six games depending on what the situation is. but, remember, he's never been charged in any of this, so part of their analysis might have been, well, if there's no charges, we can't corroborate, we can't get the information, what can we do? we might have to get them less, but that's not going to get them off the hook. remember, the nfl is under a microscope on domestic violence charges.
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so a lot of people are still going to ask the question, could they have done more, should they have done more? >> sounds like a myriad of misinformation. ryan, thank you. we'll send it over to rob for a check of the weather. hi, rob. >> hi again, guys. staying on that football theme i want to take you to the forecast for ohio taking on the nittany lions. gusts over 20 miles an hour and the wind will play a part. cold air behind this, frost advisories across parts of the midwest, temperatures in the morning, 38 degrees in chicago, 43 degrees in birmingham. here is your winter forecast from noaa, cooler likely across the northern tier and the la nina will keep it warm and dry likely acro
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welcome back, everyone. if you've ever run welcome back, everyone. if you've ever run into problems with home improvement, you are not alone. consumer experts say they top the list of gripes a year. >> yeah, add to the chorus a chicago couple who put down big money to build the basement bar of their dreams and right now during the playoffs, imagine this, and who ultimately had to call in the abc news fixer, they did. jerry and victoria marzulo of chicago had big plans for their basement entertaining space. >> do fantasy football drafts
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down there, watch the bears, watch the white sox. it looks like it's out of an '80s movie and needs some help. >> reporter: victoria found the guy to trach on the bad bar guy to take on the bad bar makeover. >> this aaron heineman, founder of the heineman bar company. >> such a great story behind it. >> reporter: the builder, aaron heineman of reality show "epic bar builds" came to their home. >> he's taken notes and drawn like little sketch designs. we wrote out a check immediately for the $4,000. >> reporter: and then nothing. >> two weeks turned into a month turned into six weeks turned into two months, three months and $4,000 is a lot of dough. >> reporter: jerry and victoria demanded their money back but instead of a refund they got excuses for six months. >> we realized he just wasn't going to give us the money back. it was a slow, painful realization. >> reporter: could stephanie zimmermann, the abc news fixer, shake things up? our fixer reached out to aaron heineman who blamed money problems and promised stephanie he'd pay them back in two weeks.
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he didn't. eight months passed then the fixer finally reached him the old-fashioned way by letter reminding him that abc was still on the case. >> aaron heineman just quick paid us $2,000 and then all of a sudden it was like two weeks later it was another thousand. sure enough, a couple weeks later the final thousand dollars came in. there's no way we were getting that money without the fixer. >> reporter: with their money back, jerry and victoria finally feel at home once again. this saga brings some important advice, besides checking references and getting everything in writing -- >> pay as little as possible up front. never make the final payment until everything is done and you're happy. >> both: it's fixed. thanks, abc news fixer. >> all right, great tips from stephanie. if you have a consumer problem for the abc news fixer, you can find stephanie at she's already recovered $1.8 million for frustrated customers. maybe she'll fix your problem right here on "gma." you still having that issue with
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because shevery year. ow that it kills 40,000 californians... because she doesn't understand what cancer is. because she can't spell emphysema. because she is a butterfly, who fights fires. because she is my daughter, and the surgeon general says that raising tobacco taxes... is a proven way to make sure she never smokes. that's why i'm voting yes on 56. we have a whole lot of health headlines that women of all ages need to hear right now so join be us is abc news chief women's health correspondent dr. jen ashton. jen, thanks for joining us. >> good morning. >> i know you just got back from a really big reproductive cost where they talked about lowering the cost of egg freezing. >> that was a major theme this week, cost and affordability. so, for ivf, a new study out of usc done on some women using what's called modified natural cycle ibf.
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it basically means fewer drugs and they had good live birth outcomes, savings of over $7,000 per live birth and for egg freezing, a company called prelude fertility combining a four-step process, egg freezing, embryo creation, genetic testing and single embryo transfer for $199 a month. they're really trying to bring it more mainstream and shift that paradigm from infertility to fertility. >> i know every woman's ears were perking up when they heard that there's a compound in wine that could help women struggling with a particular disorder. >> right, so don't start drinking so much wine yet but we're talking about a compound known as resveratrol and a hormonal condition called pcos, polycystic ovarian syndrome, which can affect fertility and can cause high testosterone levels. a new study for the first time ever shows that women who took 1500 milligrams a test lowered their testosterone levels and the caveat is the levels in supplements but
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interesting finding. >> a new study about pregnancy and outcomes. >> yep, a study shows that healthy obese women had poor pregnancy outcomes for themselves and the baby. it's a powerful remind er that good nutrition and avoiding obesity before and during pregnancy is very important for mother and baby. >> that's why you wrote your book "eat this, not that when you're expecting." jen ashton, always great to have you in studio. >> thank you. >> great advice as usual. a sweet edition of "pop news" that's coming up. stick with us, everybody. at's coming up. stick with us, everybody. so when my asthma symptoms kept coming back on my long-term control medicine. i talked to my doctor and found a missing piece in my asthma treatment with breo. once-daily breo prevents asthma symptoms. breo is for adults with asthma not well controlled on a long-term asthma control medicine, like an inhaled corticosteroid. breo won't replace a rescue inhaler for sudden breathing problems. breo opens up airways to help improve breathing for a full 24 hours. breo contains a type of medicine that increases the risk of death from asthma problems and may increase the risk of hospitalization in children and adolescents. breo is not for people whose asthma is well controlled on a
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"good morning america" ♪ "good morning america" is brought to you by walgreens. at the corner of happy and healthy. >> time now for the best part of this show, "pop news" and rachel is here. >> well, thank you, tom. let's get right to it, guys. all right. first up, prince, his vault of music is officially open. warner brothers announcing plans to release a 40-track album sharing sounds from the late rocker's vast collection of hidden songs. "prince 4ever" will feature
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familiar hits along with a previously unreleased track recorded back in 1982 called "moonbeam levels." now, fans may have heard this song before after frequent leaks and a cover by elvis costello but this is the first time we'll hear the song on a studio album and it will debut november 22nd. incredible. >> cool. >> looking forward to hearing that. all right, so, move over, billy dee williams. a new lando is coming to a galaxy far, far away. donald glover has been capped to play the role of him in the upcoming "star wars" spin-off about young han solo. the untitled film will show an unseen side of lando as a young scoundrel on the rise and it's slated for a 2018 release and, of course, the director has already said to donald, i apologize for making your comic-con experience like essentially a nightmare because he's going to be in high demand. for sure. >> two years away. we've got to wait for that. >> i know, i know, but people already anticipating it as are we. right? next up, miss robin roberts. you know her, we love her.
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right? >> the robin roberts. >> i love her to pieces. check this out. she was on "ellen," her talk show, to talk about breast cancer awareness month. now the two chatted about a number of things including how she's championing for a breast cancer cure. take a look. >> i cannot wait, and it's going to happen. it's going to happen. we're going to go, remember when people got cancer, remember when people talked about cancer. remember when they would have a month about that, it's going to be in our rearview mirror. it has to be. >> yeah. >> what a lady. >> look at her go. robin. >> quite a racket. >> nice serve. >> they raised about $20,000 towards the breast cancer research fund. that's not all she's been up to. she's also joined cleveland cavaliers star, lebron james and his wife as they christened the goodyear wingfoot 2 blimp in ohio. busy lady as always. >> nice. >> you know what, nobody -- >> always on the map. >> for a good cause. >> robin's message is always, you make your mess your message, nobody does it better than her.
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a platform for good. >> and she's a terrific ambassador for abc. we're so proud to have her. >> absolutely. halloween is a holiday for kids or is it, guys? a national confectioners' survey reveals more than 70% of adults admitted they get a part of their kids' candy stash. >> that's higher. it's higher. >> yeah, and the other 30% are not admitting it. 47% say distributing the loot for the whole family household, nearly 90% of households that halloween candy is a time to teach their youngsters about healthy eating, moderation and, of course, and here you can't talk about halloween without bringing in a little candy. >> thank you, rachel. >> from hershey's. >> whenever my kids go to a house that has a reese's peanut butter cup, my kids will send them back so they can get him a reese's peanut butter cup. >> what is the white one? >> new kit kat. white chocolate. >> i don't know what you want. you said pass it over. >> hershey's bar. >> okay, there's a hershey's bar. >> thank you. >> rob, you get it.
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>> don't throw, please. we're going off the rails. >> tom, are you coming back tomorrow? >> i'm back tomorrow. >> i think we'll all be back tomorrow. you'll be here tomorrow as well. we want to say thank you for joining us this saturday on "good morning america." make it a great weekend, everybody. good morning, i'm cornell bernard, today is no blipolice brutality. police say 32-year-old sean at was armed with a metal rake, pounding on the door of a house saying he would kill the people inside. officers tased him at first, and
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when that was not effective, they shot and killed him. tonight's vigil starts at 6:30 in santa cruz. happening today, a gun buy back, the antioch police department is offering target gift cards in exchange for guns. $50 will be given, up to $100, $150 for shotguns and $350 for assault rifles. the buy back is from 9:00 to 3:00. mal pedis, bring your medications for disposal to the police department on malpedis boulevard from 10:00 to 2:00. good morning, cornell. saturday morning, and these are our temperatures, as you step outside. 40s in the inland valleys, santa
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rosa, down towards morgan hill, here is a look what will happen today as far as the activity planner. coast, cool breezes, but sunshine and high clouds. no worries if you're going to be outside doing yard work or exercising, if you're going to be out all day, put some sunscreen. fixing an east bay broken water main, flooding a dozen homes. homes. and what caused the i'm hall of famer jerry west and my life is basketball. but that doesn't stop my afib from leaving me at a higher risk of stroke. that'd be devastating. i took warfarin for over 15 years until i learned more about once-daily xarelto... a latest generation blood thinner. then i made the switch. xarelto® significantly lowers the risk of stroke in people with afib not caused by a heart valve problem. it has similar effectiveness to warfarin. warfarin interferes with vitamin k and at least six blood clotting factors.
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xarelto® is selective targeting one critical factor of your body's natural clotting function. for people with afib currently well managed on warfarin, there is limited information on how xarelto and warfarin compare in reducing the risk of stroke. like all blood thinners, don't stop taking xarelto without talking to your doctor, as this may increase your risk of a blood clot or stroke. while taking you may bruise more easily, and it may take longer for bleeding to stop. xarelto may increase your risk of bleeding if you take certain medicines. xarelto can cause serious, and in rare cases fatal bleeding. get help right away for unexpected bleeding, unusual bruising or tingling. if you have had spinal anesthesia while on xarelto watch for back pain or any nerve or muscle related signs or symptoms. do not take xarelto if you have an artificial heart valve or abnormal bleeding. tell your doctor before all planned medical or dental procedures. before starting xarelto tell your doctor about any conditions, such as kidney, liver or bleeding problems. to help protect yourself from a stroke, ask your doctor about xarelto. there's more to know. xarelto.
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good morning, everybody. it is saturday, october 22nd, i'm in for chris nguyen. let's look at the weather. here's meteorologist mike nicco in for lisa argen. >> we're looking at south 101, and no fog. tracking fog through the morning hours. let's look at live doppler. we switched, so it is on the move, and the visibility has been as low as a quarter mile. here are the high clouds that will dominate the forecast today and tomorrow. it will fade, temperatures in the 50s, stay at the coast for the better part of the day. mid to upper 60s as you head towards lunch and then upper 60s, so pretty close to average. heading out this evening, no worries. takehe


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