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good morning, america. breaking overnight, a tragic accident at the ohio state fair. at least one person killed. seven others injured when this popular ride malfunctions, breaking apart in midair sending people flying. the governor ordering all rides shut down. we are live on the scene. outrage growing this morning over president trump's ban on transgenders serving in the military. the military blindsided. his own top advisers surprised. fierce reaction on both sides of the aisle as the white house leaves questions unanswered. what will happen to those already in uniform? suspicious death on the high seas. the fbi investigating after this woman was found dead on a cruise ship. witnesses saying they heard her screaming for her life.
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passengers forced to stay on board for hours of questioning. and overnight, justin bieber caught on camera running over a photographer while leaving church. >> if you could just give us a little space, okay? >> the chaos unfolding as police arrive on the scene. and we do say good morning, america. a lot of news to get to this thursday morning. of course we're thinking of those killed and hurt at that ohio state fair. >> and these are fairs that a lot of us have attended over the years, and so many of these fairs still going on across the country. >> this was the first day of the ohio state fair when that
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popular fire ball ride broke apart. at least one was killed. seven others injured. this morning all rides at the ohio state fair are closed down. abc's alex perez is on the scene with the latest. good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning, george. authorities have been here through the night. still a lot of unanswered questions. it was a beautiful day. families out when suddenly everything turned into a living nightmare. overnight, a horrifying crash at the ohio state fair on a ride called the fire ball. listen as the swinging ride begins to break apart. at least two riders thrown at high speeds through the air. one found 50 feet from the ride. this video posted to social media captured the terrifying incident. seven people injured. five in critical condition and an 18-year-old man killed. bystanders and first responders rushing to aid the injured. >> somebody is up there on the ride. >> reporter: police and investigators quickly shutting the fair down. >> we will begin an investigation on this to
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determine what the failure was, if any, and how this accident occurred. >> reporter: the ohio state fair was scheduled to run until august 6th. last year, it attracted nearly 1 million visitors. but now ohio's governor john kasich ordering all rides closed until the investigation is complete and additional safety inspections can be conducted. >> the fair is about the best things in life and with this accident, it becomes a terrible, terrible tragedy. >> reporter: abc's station wsyx was with inspectors before the fair opened. >> we will periodically do spot checks just to ensure all that stuff is in place. >> reporter: overnight, in california, the orange county fair shutting down a ride similar to the fire ball as a precaution. this morning, investigators examining this terrifying video for answers about what caused this terrible tragedy. >> we're really, really shocked because i think they do take really good care and trying to prevent this kind of thing.
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>> reporter: and inspections records show the ride passed all inspections yesterday. the fair will be open today but all rides will remain shut down until investigators can pinpoint what exactly went wrong here. robin. >> all right, alex, thank you. and joining us now, in an abc news exclusive, is julian bellinger who was on the ground during the accident, who caught that terrifying moment on camera. julian, thank you very much for being with us. we're thinking about everybody who was impacted by what happened, that terrible accident yesterday. tell us what you saw, what happened. >> so on the ground it was me and my friends. we were just recording each other on snapchat and we had deleted the video because we heard like commotion on the ride and there was people on the ride like slow it down, it's too fast and all this so, people on the ground like beside me and in front of me in line because i was about to get on the ride,
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they all were like, whoa, whoa, slow down, slow down and all that. so the people that were working it pressed the emergency brake and then the video you see it go up and then when it came back down, a piece had fell. so then that's when i had followed it up and then, when i just seen the people like fall out, i turned my head and i just -- i couldn't watch it. >> all right, and we are not even showing all of that video as well, julian. it is just -- it's too much for people to see and for you to be there, you were in line waiting to get on that ride and you heard people yelling for the operator to slow it down? you heard that. >> yeah, well, yeah, i heard some -- like, i heard people in front of me in line and then after the fact i talked to them and they were like, yeah, people on the ride just couldn't take it anymore because i guess they had sped it up. >> what happened once you saw that accident.
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what did people do at that point? >> people were like running away, crying. you just don't expect to see stuff like that, especially at the fair here. >> no, not at all. that's the last thing that you expect to watch or to see. so, how are you doing this morning having witnessed something like that, julian? >> i'm doing fine. after it i was a little shook up but then like i ended up like calming down, talking to my parents and all that, so i was fine for the most part. just hope the families and all that are okay. >> yes, and we're thinking of those families. you're a fine young man. thank you very much, julian. you take care and again, our hearts and prayers to all those impacted by what happened. >> yep. >> take care, julian. thank you. even in that moment he was thinking of the families that were impacted but i could only imagine -- i'm sure people watching, we go to these things all the time. >> last thing you would expect to happen. so sad.
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we're going to move on now to the backlash over president trump's ban on transgender service in the military. protests breaking out across the country after the president tweeted his decision ban transgender individuals from serving in, quote, any capacity. the policy president trump is reversing was just announced last year by president obama's administration and now those currently serving is jeopardy. he promised during the campaign he would be stronger on lgbt rights than hillary clinton. our chief white house correspondent jon karl is here with what we know. jon, this decision caught congress and many in the trump administration by surprise. >> reporter: that is exactly right, even the president's top advisers were caught by surprise by this reversal in policy. and now neither the pentagon, nor the white house is providing any details about how the new policy will be implemented. since announcing his new policy on twitter, president trump hasn't said a word about his decision to ban transgender people from serving in the military. >> mr. president, how did you decide your policy on transgender people in the military?
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>> reporter: ignoring a question on why he did it. the pentagon referred all questions to the white house. so we asked the president's press secretary what happens now. >> the president was pretty clear that he will not accept or allow a transgender individual to serve in any capacity, so does that mean that those that are now in theater, that are deployed to afghanistan, for example, will have to be immediately sent home? discharged? >> again, the implementation policy will be something that the white house and the department of defense have to work together to lawfully determine. >> reporter: a study commissioned last year by the pentagon estimated there are about 2,500 transgender service members on active duty. another 1,500 in the reserves. one of those on active duty, air force staff sergeant logan ireland, profiled in a "new york
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times" documentary while he was serving in afghanistan. >> there's not a lot of people that know that i'm transgender. >> reporter: responding to the president's staff, sergeant ireland said i would like to see them try to kick me out of my military. you are not going to deny me my right to serve my country when i'm fully qualified and able and willing to give my life. with so many service members potentially affected, the president's new policy and how it was announced was criticized by democrats and republicans. >> i don't know why he decided what he did but i think the right way to do this is have a hearing so he can hear from both sides. i want a strong, vibrant military, but i want to be fair and the best way to do this is having a hearing, not a tweet. >> reporter: his most prominent transgender supporter caitlyn jenner weighed in on twitter, retweeting the president's own words from the campaign, thank you to the lgbt community. i will fight for you while hillary brings in more people that will threaten your freedoms and beliefs. jenner is now asking, what happened to your promise to fight for them? and despite the president tweeting about the, quote, tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in
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the military would entail, that study that was commissioned last year by the pentagon found, quote, there would be little or no impact on unit cohesion, operational effectiveness or readiness and as for the medical costs, the study estimated them to be less than 0.1% of what the military spends on health care. >> stand by, jon. george will talk to you in just a moment. but first, we bring in our chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz on more on the military's reaction to the decision. seems like even the pentagon was blindsided by this, martha. >> reporter: they sure were, robin. the secretary of defense jim mattis was told the day before but came as a surprise and he is not one who would advocate changing a pentagon policy by tweet. other senior advisers had no idea and the pentagon was in the midst of a high-level review of the policy on specific challenges but the review was not really designed to look at
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an outright ban on transgender people serving in the military. the tweets also gotten strong reaction from the organization representing iraq and afghanistan veterans, the iava calling it backward, harmful and contrary to american values, adding, it is also bad for national security, robin. >> and the question that can't be answered right now, what does this mean for transgender people that are currently, currently serving in the military? >> reporter: you know, this means that right now around the world transgender service members who volunteered to serve this country have no idea whether they will be thrown out of the military and neither do their commanders and that's a really important point, as well. president trump talked about this as a readiness issue without citing any specific evidence. but what could be a readiness issue is, if you kick thousands out of the military, how do you rapidly fill those positions, robin. >> good point there, martha. >> a lot of questions to answer. we want to go to jon karl, bring him back in. the president's new communications director anthony
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scaramucci making some news overnight as well. he put out this tweet in the middle of the evening saying, in light of the leak of my financial disclosure info which is a felony, i'll be contacting the fbi and the justice department and then he added that tag for the white house chief of staff reince priebus. this raised a lot of questions in part because this article he's talking about, it's not a crime to go after his financial disclosure forms. they're a matter of public record. >> reporter: well, that is true, george, and raised the questions why he was tagging the chief of staff. was he accusing the chief of staff of being behind those leaks? when that was reported by another news organization, scaramucci tweeted, wrong, the tweet was public notice to leakers that all senior administration officials are helping to end illegal leaks. but that financial disclosure form is a public document. it is something that can be requested by anybody and, in fact, the financial disclosure forms of other senior administration officials have been all over the press, you know, shortly after they were announced. >> there seems to be a real leak
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obsession in the white house starting with the president. he's been pressuring his attorney general jeff sessions who he's also been criticizing to do more about leaks. >> reporter: that's right. and let's face it, there have been a problem with leaks of classified information in this white house. information, conversations the president has had in the oval office with world leaders, transcripts being released but now the attorney general's spokesperson is saying that they will -- that they take this seriously and we expect they'll announce a new -- a renewed effort to combat leaks in the coming days. >> okay, jon karl, thanks very much. michael. >> thank you, george. we turn to a new travel alert from the state department for americans in mexico about tainted alcohol following those recent reports from some tourists and abc's matt gutman is in los angeles with more. good morning, matt. >> reporter: hey, good morning, michael. it has happened to young people and old people, male and female. there should be no mistake about what this tainted alcohol is, basically a poison and now for the first time the state department is putting it on its
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radar and it's country specific information for mexico. the state department now cautioning u.s. citizens traveling to mexico about allegations that consumption of tainted or substandard alcohol has resulted in illness or blacking out. the state department telling abc news it's aware of the media reports several families coming forward sharing horror stories of suddenly blacking out after just a few drinks during visits to luxury resorts in mexico. >> we weren't drunk. we were out. completely different. >> reporter: 20-year-old abbey conner died after she and her brother austin were found face down in a waist deep pool and her family questioning whether tainted alcohol could have been the cause. speaking with our gio benitez. >> is it at all possible that you just drank too much? >> i've thought about it and i mean it is a possibility, but how if we're in a group of people do two people at the same
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exact time just pass out in the pool and no one sees it. >> reporter: the iberostar resort denied serving tainted alcohol and mexican health officials tell abc news they have no records of any alcohol seized from iberostar resorts. but over the last seven years, mexican officials say they have seized 1.4 million gallons of tainted alcohol from businesses including resorts, clubs, bars, warehouses and manufacturers. the problem, experts tell us, it's nearly impossible to know if alcohol is tainted. >> you're not going to know the difference. they have the same appearance. the same smell and they will give you the same euphoric effect. there's not a homemade kit that you can take to a bar and test it. >> reporter: and the problem, of course, is that there's not that much you can do to protect yourself, he says, except to drink moderately. if you begin to feel nausea or dizziness seek medical aid right away.
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the conner family was overcome by the state department alert which strengthens our resolve to pursue those responsible for abbey's death and austin's injuries. michael. >> such a shame they had to go through that tragedy for this to come out. hopefully others will learn and help others on the way. amy, you're here. you have the morning's other top stories starting with another travel headline. >> that's correct. the tsa now implementing a new electronics policy at airports that forces passengers to remove all electronic devices larger than a cell phone from their carry-on bags, meaning tablets and other devices must go in their own bin for inspection. it should not increase security lines. authorities are investigating the cause of a small plane crash on a busy highway. it happened in utah. look at that. four people on board were killed, unfortunately. they were traveling to idaho on vacation. a witness reports the engine made a loud noise before the crash. no one on the ground was injured. and we now have new details
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about hillary clinton's tell-all book that is due out this fall. the title is "what happened." clinton says she is letting her guard down revealing what she was thinking and feeling during the heat of the campaign and how she's coped with the loss and what she calls the double standard confronting women in politics. the memoir will be released on september 12th. and, this is my favorite story of the day. a bizarre case of life imitating art. remember who could forget larry david's impression of bernie sanders was so dead on, you know, the two men seemed like they could be brothers. it turns out they are related. on an upcoming episode of the pbs show "finding your roots" david learns that he and sanders are distant cousins. >> i can see that. >> so it was in his dna. i can't wait to see that episode. >> if we go back far enough we're all cousins. >> come on! great story, george. >> wonderful. let's go back to ginger. you have flooding in the south.
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>> we do. just south of birmingham, alabama. used to go to the gym here when i had an internship here. see the water rushing down and the cars covered rushing under bridges. a lot of cars taken out. that was 3 to 5 inches falling quickly. we could see something like this happen in the mid-atlantic in some places. this low will come through and it may set off the coast just long enough to drop 3 to 5 inches in some places. let's get to the stormy cities now brought to you by walmart. stormy cities brought to you by walmart.
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good morning. i'm abc7 news meteorologist mike nicco. more sunshine and warmth today. good news, it will be comfortable. tonight look for foggy spots like we have this morning and above-average warmth through the rest of this month and into august. today our spread's from 72 in san francisco to about 100 in antioch. a lot of 90s inland, 70s and 80s around the bay. my accuweather seven-day forecast, we're going to taper the temperatures but still stay above average away from the co coming up, that suspicious death on a cruise. witnesses saying they heard a woman scream, passengers forced to stay on board for hours as the fbi investigates. and that crash caught on camera with justin bieber behind the wheel. the chaos after he hits a photographer. n bieber behind the wheel. the chaos after he hits a photographer. so, your new prescription does have a few side effects. oh, like what? ♪ you're gonna have dizziness, nausea, and sweaty eyelids. ♪
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get everyday low prices on everyday essentials, targetrun and done. good morning. i'm jessica castro from "abc7 mornings." protesters upset with housing costs are calling for a moratorium on rent hikes, and today they plan to target many landlords by occupying corporate offices. they will meet this morning at 10:30 at the best buy on buskirk avenue. this is part of a statewide movement involving unions, small landlords, and realtors. that is happening across the state today. let's check in with alexis. hi, alexis. >> hey, good morning! let's take you to the south bay. northbound 87, we had a crash at curtner. seems like we always have trouble there, but that cleared about 15 minutes ago so things are starting to unwind. we have some stop-and-go traffic in the area but not nearly as bad as it was 15-20 minutes ago. quick look at the bay bridge
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toll plaza, an average commute, moving along without any issues. jessica? >> alexis,
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hey, good morning to you on this thursday. we're starting off pretty comfortable, mid-50s to low 60s, except for places like los gatos. up in the hills 70 and brentwood 64. a little fog to contend with in santa rosa, petaluma and half moon bay, around until 9:00. then it will start lifting. as far as your commute planner, that's the biggest thing, and it's during the morning. warmer on mass transit. small craft advisory, same place as yesterday, north of the bay bridge through the delta. temperatures will pull back a little bit but remain above average just about everywhere. jessica? >> mike, thank you. and we have the latest on the fbi investigation of a murder of an alaskan -- on board an alaskan cruise ship, i should say, next on "good morning
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we welcome you back to "gma." angelina jolie opening up about life with her children after the marriage relationship with brad pitt has come to an end. >> and she is on the cover of the new "vanity fair" and also revealing a private health battle with the condition called bell's palsy. dr. ashton is going to be here with much more on that coming up. also right now, rides at the ohio state fair are shut down after that tragic accident on the fire ball. we see it there and broke apart in midair injuring seven. killing at least one person. investigators trying to figure out how it happened right now. and outrage is growing over president trump's decision to ban transgender people from serving in the military. there's been fierce reaction
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from both parties as questions grow over how the policy will affect those currently serving. and on capitol hill, senate republicans now looking at a narrow bill to repeal just parts of obamacare. it's being called the skinny option and this comes after a proposal to reveal most of the law failed again yesterday. but we're going to begin this half hour with that accident caught on camera. justin bieber hitting a photographer as he left church but he stayed on the scene as police arrived and abc's kayna whitworth is in l.a. with the story. good morning, kayna. >> reporter: hey, michael, good morning. police saying it appears to be an accident. it happened in beverly hills as justin bieber was leaving a church service that's very popular with celebrities. the injured man was part of the paparazzi swarming bieber's truck when he was hit. overnight, a chaotic scene in beverly hills. >> call an ambulance. >> reporter: justin bieber hitting a paparazzi with his truck on the way out of a church service. bieber first spotted getting into the driver's side of his black pickup truck.
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as he slowly turns out of the parking lot, he collides with a photographer who falls on the ground clutching his leg. bieber immediately exits the vehicle rushing to the man's side. >> is there anything we can do to help you? if you could just give us a little space, okay? it's okay. we appreciate you. >> reporter: the 23-year-old stays at the scene for about ten minutes trying to tend to the photographer. >> you're a good guy. just bad timing. >> reporter: and talking to police, finally bieber is allowed to leave the scene without being cited. the photog eventually taken away on a stretcher raising his arms in the air. ♪ what do you mean >> reporter: earlier this week, the pop superstar canceled the remainder of his tour citing unforeseen circumstances. >> justin. >> reporter: in this interview bieber can be seen brushing his teeth and leaning on his
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hillsong pastor carl lentz. >> i just want to love carl more. >> you're doing a good job of that. >> reporter: bieber seen here at a hillsong rally two weeks ago in australia has become an outspoken member of the church. prompting some close to the star to speculate he was ending his tour early to rededicate himself to his religion. now, as you saw there bieber stayed at the scene and police are saying this morning he fully cooperated with the investigation. michael. >> and, kayna, how is the photographer doing this morning? >> reporter: you saw him being carted off with a big cast on his right leg. authorities are saying at this point he was taken to the hospital with what they're calling minor injuries and, of course, this investigation is ongoing at this point, michael. >> all right, thank you, kayna. >> and that photographer got the feeling of, you know, all of a sudden he was the subject and all the -- >> roles reversed. >> all of a sudden. we now go on to that
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mysterious death on a cruise ship. the fbi is investigating after authorities say a 39-year-old woman died on board a princess cruise ship in alaska following a domestic dispute. abc's linzie janis is here, has those details for us. good morning, linzie. >> reporter: good morning, robin. after the incident the ship docked but thousands of passengers were forced to stay on board for 11 hours. some confined to their rooms as the fbi processed the scene. this morning, the fbi investigating a suspicious death on board alaskan cruise liner the "emerald princess." princess cruise lines reporting a 39-year-old woman from utah who abc news has identified as kristy manzanares died following some kind of domestic dispute. her husband ken charged with her murder. >> he could tell by his voice that it was something really scary and really serious. >> reporter: some witnesses telling abc news that at around 9:00 p.m. tuesday they heard a woman near a balcony screaming for her life and at one point a man threatening to jump overboard. security officers on board
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detaining the suspect. one passenger saying a member of her family saw the victim's young daughter moments after the incident describing her as hysterical. >> she said, you know, she was just really scared. she said i just want to go and see my mom. i just want to see my mom. what's happening? >> reporter: the ship, departing seattle sunday for a seven-day crew taking in alaska's breathtaking sights, immediately docking in juneau early wednesday morning. >> princess cruises, the number one cruise line in alaska. >> reporter: transforming from a vacation in paradise to a crime scene. the captain telling the 4500 passengers and crew they would not be allowed off the ship. some even sequestered to their rooms, told to wait until investigators arrived to interview them. >> every half hour the captain gives an update and says that the authorities won't let us off yet. >> reporter: well, this morning, the "emerald princess" is sailing the alaskan seas once again. princess cruises releasing a
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statement saying our thoughts and prayers are with the family and all those impacted by this tragic event. so sad. >> very sad, linzie. again, the fbi is leading the investigation, not alaskan officials. >> because it happened on the water, because the ship departed from the u.s. and the victim was a u.s. citizen, the fbi has jurisdiction. >> all right, thanks so much. >> thank you. coming up, a summer alert about a potentially danger on the water. how carbon monoxide could affect thousands of boats. our investigation is next.
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we are back now with a summer warning about boats. thousands currently in the water could carry the danger of carbon monoxide poisoning. abc's gio benitez is off the coast of new jersey with the details. good morning, gio. >> reporter: george, good morning to you. listen, carbon monoxide poisoning on a boat is just something we don't think about but some states like minnesota are already working to change that and that's because as you're about to see, it could be deadly so this morning, "gma investigates." 16-year-old raven little white loves spending time on the water but in 2016 after hanging out on a boat swim platform while on a north carolina lake she fell into the water and drowned. a toxicology report later blamed carbon monoxide poisoning. >> sometimes it can be very high levels of carbon monoxide. >> reporter: this summer, through a new outreach program raven's rule, which is named after the teen, north carolina wildlife officials are warning boaters about the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning.
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>> a lot of folks are not informed on this topic. we've encountered this on a regular basis. >> reporter: c.o. poisoning contributing to 14 deaths in the last two years. experts say the problem is that in some boats, when the engine is running exhaust can collect around the back of the boat, boats built after 2011 are likely to have a converter that limits harmful gases from the exhaust. but there are still thousands of boats without this technology that are on the water. >> everybody says, oh, i'm out on the boat all day. i have a headache because of the sun, beer, not drinking water. when really it could have been c.o. >> reporter: to show how quickly carbon monoxide levels can rise we hit the river in maryland with this 2002 ski boat and john adey with a nonprofit that sets industry safety standards for boats. >> there's the meter. >> reporter: i put on a carbon monoxide meter to see if high levels reach the back seating area of that boat. john holds another meter over
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the swim platform. the most dangerous area of the boat. >> zero parts per million. >> reporter: the alarm will go off when it detects a toxic amount of c.o. in the air which john says can be harmful with as little as 15 minutes of continuous exposure. >> okay, so, it's going off right now. >> right. >> reporter: less than two minutes in the alarm sounds. >> so what's the danger zone? >> well, it's time versus exposure level. so it's really a time thing. >> reporter: nearly 20 minutes into our demo, my meter alarm detecting dangerous levels in the back of the boat where anybody might sit. john says the wind is more likely to knock down c.o. levels in this area but the coast guard warns accumulation can form in the rear of the boat. >> you don't want to be sitting sort of in the back while you're going at a low speed. >> absolutely correct. we want to keep people away from the back of the boat at a low speed or when the engine is running at all. >> reporter: important warnings that officials hope will prevent another case like raven's. all right, so, if you're hanging out on a boat that isn't moving, you just want to make sure that engine is off.
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and if you are on a boat that's a very low speed, you just don't want to hang out here in the back of the boat. that's the biggest danger and that's the biggest takeaway, george. >> gio, having one of those detectors you wore would help too. >> that's right but, you know what, on a boat like this, this is an open boat. on a boat like this it wouldn't give you such accurate readings. just look at this boat right here, that boat in the back there has a cabin, an enclosed space. you want to make sure that a c.o. detector is in that cabin and really doesn't matter if the boat is old or even new, george. >> makes sense, gio, thanks very much. >> never thought about all that. makes perfect sense. >> not at all. coming up on our big board, the countdown to a total solar eclipse that's set to sweep the country. how you can see it and when. >> it's a total eclipse of the heart. >> ah. rheumatoid arthritis like me, and you're talking to your rheumatologist about a medication... ...this is humira. this is humira helping to relieve my pain... ...and protect my joints from further damage.
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on today's big board, a big day coming up august 21st. you get the song right there, total solar eclipse will sweep across america. >> as robin said. >> so excited about it over there. >> it's like we have a karaoke thing going on. there you go. the natural phenomenon called the great american eclipse and it will turn daytime into night as the moon shadow cuts a path of darkness from oregon to south carolina and anticipation for the day is already sparking a major tourism boom and paula faris, you have it all for us. >> and i need you now tonight, i need you more than ever, ladies, we've been having fun with this song all morning.
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this is a total eclipse, that's when the moon is going to move in front of the sun and there will be complete darkness for a couple of moments. day will turn to night and temperatures will drop and stars will come out. it's pretty fantastic and, yes, total eclipses happen every year but twice in the last 40 years have they happened in the united states. george, unless you were in hawaii in 1991, or northwest part in 1979, you guys have only seen partial eclipse, pretty fantastic, the total eclipse. if you want to see it you have to be in what's called the path of totality which sounds ominous but it's not. >> what is it? >> the path of totality, da, da, da. it will hit cities like nashville along the way, the southern part of st. louis and hotel rates have gone crazy. some hotels are charging double in this particular area. we've seen school districts shutting down just for this event, in fact, two-thirds of americans live within a day's drive so could be a bit of a travel nightmare. these ladies are still going. look at them, they're still
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karaoking with the flashlights on their phones. ♪ every now and then >> who cares about the eclipse. we care about the song. >> you know what, this will be an earworm. >> i have a question. when it comes to this you have to view this safely, though. >> you sure do. >> how do you do that? >> you remember we have a couple props to bring in, if we could bring -- you remember building cardboard boxes and these tubes when we were younger to see the eclipse, did you reuse these? >> put this over your head. >> you put it over your head somehow. >> you are not doing this. >> we got george to use a prop. don't use these. you guys. you need special viewing glasses to block out 99.99% of the damaging uv rays. now, there are some ones out there that are counterfeits. nasa is only endorsing five particular ones from different manufacturers, we have them on the screen right there and another bit of advice, buy directly from the manufacturer. >> so you can't look straight at it. >> you don't want to do that. if you miss another one or this one there's another one in 2024.
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those are for you. >> these make no sense to me anyway. >> there's a youtube video to figure it out. >> 2024. >> that's the next one, again, total eclipse, it's rare and people who have seen it say it's almost indescribable. turn around, bright eyes. >> let's do it. >> every now and then i fall apart, guys, and i need you tonight more than ever. >> stop! ♪ bright eyes >> oh, boy, karaoke is over. coming up, a new report about antibiotics. do you really need to finish your prescription? >> and a parenting alert about kids' phones and popular apps that seem to hook the kids. >> oh, boy, these two, they won't stop. wondering, what if? i let go of all those feelings. because i am cured with harvoni. harvoni is a revolutionary treatment for the most common type of chronic hepatitis c. it's been prescribed to more than a quarter million people.
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hi. good morning. i'm jessica castro from "abc7 mornings." let's check in with mike nicco with what the weather has in store. hi, mike. >> hi, jessica. hey, everybody. we'll start with a small craft advisory, a smaller window today, from 1:00 to 9:00 north of the bay bridge through the delta. 100s inland east bay, 90 in the north bay, 70s around the bay and san francisco 72 today. we'll pull back the temperatures a bit but still warm saturday through wednesday. alexis? okay, things are definitely ramping up here in the traffic department and we have quite a bit of fog, especially golden gate bridge. several areas are socked in, so make sure you're driving for conditions. westbound 80 highway 4 to the maze in the yellow, 39 minutes. 16 across the bay bridge and southbound 101 san francisco to
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sfo in the yellow. >> alexis, thank you. big savings on back to school. "steals and deals" are next on "gma." we'll have an update in 30 minutes and always on abc7news.com. join mike,
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. breaking overnight a deadly accident at the ohio state fair. a ride breaking apart in midair. people sent flying. one person was killed. at least seven others injured. the governor ordering all rides shut down. we'll have the latest this morning. backlash growing after president trump's abrupt ban on transgender people serving in the military. the white house cannot answer basic questions about what happens next for those already in uniform. new hurdles for her health. angelina jolie revealing she suffered from bell's palsy after damage to her facial nerves. the risk factors, the treatment, dr. ashton is here live. ♪ hooked. are your kids sucked into their phone by snap streaks? glued to video games? what you should know this morning about cracking the,
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quote, kid code on your child's phone. ♪ taking care of business great "deals & steals" this morning. all ahead as we say good morning, america. ♪ taking care of business it's all mine taking care of business and working overtime ♪ good morning, america. happy thursday to everybody. great to have you with us. >> on this friday eve. we got a great hour ahead. take a look at these teens. they are glued to their phones. they use snapchat to talk to each other every day. so what has them so antsy and hooked. cracking the kid code. >> every day. every hour of the day. >> obviously from that video also when they're in the same room. >> oh, yeah. >> that's what a sleepover is these days. it's crazy. you guys will want to pay attention. we'll start out with our top story, though in the morning rundown, the tragic accident at ohio state's fair. abc's alex perez is on the scene in columbus where rides are currently shut down. good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning,
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george. at this point still a lot of unanswered questions, a beautiful day at the fair turned to complete horror. now, the swinging ride called the fire ball was in the air packed with riders when it started to break apart. a bystander capturing this video and posting it online. too disturbing to show it all. a full car of the ride coming off. two riders launched into the air, one found 50 feet from the ride. authorities say an 18-year-old man was killed. seven others injured. five of them critically. records show the ride passed all inspections yesterday. now, the fair will be open today but rides will remain shut down as investigators work to figure out what exactly went wrong here. robin. >> hopefully they will determine that. all right, alex. thank you. now to the other big story in our morning rundown. the growing backlash following president trump's announcement on twitter that transgender people will be banned from the military. the announcement is raising many questions and our chief white house correspondent jonathan
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karl has the latest. good morning again, jon. >> reporter: good morning, robin. the president's abrupt reversal on transgender policy in the military caught even his top advisers by surprise. and now neither the pentagon nor the white house are providing any details about how this policy which was announced through a series of three tweets is going to actually be implemented. i tried to get some answers on that at the white house briefing. >> does that mean that those that are now in theater that are now deployed to afghanistan, for example, will have to be immediately sent home -- >> again, the implementation policy will be something that the white house and the department of defense have to work together to lawfully determine. >> reporter: a study commissioned last year by the pentagon found that there are approximately 2,500 transgender service members now on active duty and the white house at this point can't even give us an answer as to when they will have answers about what happens to those service members. robin. >> all right, jon, thank you very much.
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as one lawmaker said how about a hearing, not a tweet with something like that. >> those are coming. >> amy has the other morning headlines. >> that's right, i do. good morning. more republicans are now defending attorney general jeff sessions as he faces a string of attacks on twitter, as well, from president trump. some are promising a revolt if sessions is fired. despite all the uncertainty at home sessions is traveling to central america today for meetings on gang violence and immigration. senate republicans are scrambling to find common ground on health care after two bills were now rejected. they may now consider a so-called skinny repeal. that plan would roll back parts of obamacare including the mandate that all americans have insurance and leave the rest of it intact but that could drive up premiums and leave 15 million more people uninsured. president trump tweeted a message to senators this morning saying, don't let the american people down. six weeks after he was shot during a baseball practice in virginia, congressman steve scalise is now out of the hospital this morning and beginning rehab today. president trump will pay tribute to the first responders at the
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scene of that shooting last month who rushed to the congressman's side. and a major health headline this morning, the rules about antibiotics could be changing. doctors have always insisted that patients take every dose prescribed even if you no longer have any symptoms. but now british researchers are suggesting that advice is outdated. they say shorter, more tailored courses of treatment may be more effective and could actually prevent the risk of building up resistance to those antibiotics. well, finally another example of firefighters going above and beyond. take a look at the small car blocking their way on a street in new york city. you know what they did. they gathered up around the car, picked it up moving it onto the sidewalk and oh, yeah, they got the back up on the curb. it's a small car but let me tell you that car weighs 2,000 pounds so not only the bravest but the strongest too. >> that, they are. thanks, amy. coming up, angelina jolie opening up about her battle with bell's palsy. the symptoms and what causes it, dr. ashton is here to explain. we're cracking the kid code if that's possible.
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here we go. [ grunts ] got 'em. ahh. wait a minute. whole wheat waffles? [ crying ] why! welcome back to "gma." a lot going on this thursday morning. welcome to our audience in times square and to lara for "pop news." >> good morning, everybody. good morning to you. time now for "pop news" and we'll begin with ava duvernay
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continuing her partnership with oprah winfrey signing on for a first look deal geared towards film and television with oprah's production company starting with the upcoming "central park five" true crime series and "queen sugar" which own has renewed for a third season. duvernay is calling it the new era of own and off to a great start. the movie making partners have wrapped "a wrinkle in time" co-starring reese witherspoon and mindy kaling so off to the races. two brilliant women. love to talk about it. love to share that with you. also in the news this morning, kim and kanye reportedly expecting a newborn in january thanks to a surrogate. "us weekly" reporting the mystery woman is currently three months' pregnant with their third child and came highly recommended by an agency that specializes in surrogacy, parents to north and saint.
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that pregnancy so difficult kim wasn't sure if she'd ever be able to have more children so congratulations to kim and kanye. [ applause ] >> yep. and finally, perhaps you got a work e-mail today or you're about to on the way to the office asking you to touch base about a no-brainer of an idea. something that would be a real game changer. >> where are you going with this. >> you'll see. it seems like a little too much workplace jargon for one sentence and you would be correct. a new study by glassdoor says those terms and others like run it up the flagpole and mission statement could actually be damaging the respect your colleagues have for you. just talk, people. the research found that that can cause people to tune you out and make it difficult to understand what are we trying to say. perhaps proof it's time to touch base with some more authentic ways to communicate with your work mates. >> that's right. think outside the box. >> you read my mind. >> yeah. [ applause ]
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i didn't understand some of the things on the list. >> really. >> like idea cloud and just don't. >> stick a pin in it. >> i'll stick a pin in "pop news." >> oh. >> already? >> no more. >> thank you, lara. coming up now is our "gma" cover story, angelina jolie speaking out in the upcoming issue of "vanity fair" about life with her children after her breakup with brad pitt and her recent health battles. our good friend, "nightline" anchor juju chang has details for us. >> good morning, everyone. it's been four years since angelina jolie revealed her decision to undergo a preventative double mastectomy. now the actress and director is sharing candid details about her latest health scare which involved a temporary partial paralysis of her very famous face. this morning, angelina jolie revealing the new hurdles in the battle for her health.
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hypertension and bell's palsy. the mother of six gracing the cover of "vanity fair" telling the magazine she developed bell's palsy last year as a result of damage to her facial nerves causing the side of one of the most photographed faces in the world to droop. saying sometimes women in families put themselves last until it manifests itself in their own health. bell's palscy is usually caused by a viral infection and can lead to pain and weakness on one side of the face. she's now fully recovered, she says, thanks to acupuncture. >> two conditions that are related to stress and it's quite clear to me that she developed them as a result of the personal stuff that was going on with her marriage. >> reporter: last fall jolie went through a highly publicized split from brad pitt, something she discussed on "gma." >> we are focusing on the health of our family and so we will be. we will be stronger when we come out of this because that's what we're determined to do as a family. >> reporter: while they are still working out the terms of
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their divorce, jolie says she's trying to stay composed for the sake of the kids saying, they've been very brave. i do not want my children to be worried about me. i think it's very important to cry in the shower and not in front of them. they need to know that everything's going to be all right even when you're not sure it is. jolie also opening up about her decision to remove her ovaries two years ago after a cancer scare. a move that put her straight into menopause. now the 42-year-old says she's noticing extra gray and drier skin, saying i can't tell if it's the menopause or it's just been the year i've had. >> she sort of is trying to demystify menopause in these various health issues that women go through and to show that, you know, you can still be beautiful and gorgeous and happy even when you reach these points. >> reporter: with the upcoming release of her new netflix film "first they killed my father," jolie is diving back into work while balancing life as a single mom adding, i feel like i'm
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being smart about my choices and i'm putting my family first and i'm in charge of my life and my health. i think that's what makes a woman complete. now, jolie says she's just now coming up for air after her very public breakup. she admits it's been tough on her six kids but they are all doing their best to heal and after being so open about all her medical issues for her that's clearly both emotional and physical healing. robin. >> it does appear that way, juju, thank you. our senior medical contributor dr. jennifer ashton is here with more and she has been so open about all the things that she's faced healthwise. what exactly because not everyone knows about bell's palsy. >> this is a great example, again, of a world famous celebrity bringing attention not to something like bell's palsy but hypertension. menopause. bell's palsy, it refers to an impairment of the main nerve in the face, the facial nerve kind of runs down each side of the face. when that nerve is injured or impaired, it causes this weakness or paralysis on half the face where you get a drooping.
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you can't close your eyelid. you can't smile. you could drool. sometimes can't raise your eyebrows totally normally and something that affects 40,000 people a year. >> she said acupuncture helped her. what are other common treatments? >> there's a slew of treatments used but the best news about 80% of bell's palsy will resolve on its own in about six months so we call it benign neglect. just watch and wait but things like antiviral medications have been used, steroids, things for pain like ibuprofen and tylenol and the complementary therapies, acupuncture. i have a very low threshold for recommending that to people because we don't totally understand how it works. massage. it's really about kind of getting through that time and hoping for the best. >> whatever works for that individual. so do we know what causes it? >> that's the thing, robin. we don't have a good understanding of what causes it. there are things that have been associated with bell's palsy. probably the most common have been certain types of
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infections, trauma, there have been associations with diabetes, high blood pressure, stress, i've seen it in pregnancy. one of the wives of our cameramen had it when she was pregnant so this is something that's out there. we don't have a total understanding of why people get it. >> before we came on the air i was telling you one of my young nephews went through it and fortunately it cleared up. >> this can be so scary when you see a facial droop because that can look like a stroke. >> what do you think when someone says bell's palsy? what goes through your mind? >> i think actually the emotional and psychological part. that's something that most doctors -- we are quick to want to treat and, you know, recommend a prescription or some kind of treatment but the emotional and psychological toll this takes, it can be frightening and embarrassing and sometimes caring for the emotional part of the patient is the best treatment we can give. >> there's an emotional toll with whatever you're going through, always talk about the physical things that we go through. >> absolutely. >> all right. thank you so much. >> you bet. outside to ginger. >> what a crowd we have out here. collin, his birthday and gracie
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both with me and we were talking, time for your "gma" moment. time for a little smile so we go to baxter from apex, north carolina and he's got a little bit of the static electricity, so they said the humidity was so low in the house he started rolling on a blanket and that's what happened. we love you, baxter. you look so good. you want to be a meteorologist. where are you from? >> i'm from toledo, ohio. >> this is her second time on tv so you're well on your way. let's go ahead and get a check good morning. i'm abc7 news meteorologist mike nicco. more sunshine and warmth today. good news, it will be comfortable. tonight look for foggy spots like we have this morning and above-average warmth through the rest of this month and into august. today our spread's from 72 in san francisco to about 100 in antioch. a lot of 90s inland, 70s and 80s around the bay. my accuweather seven-day forecast, we're going to taper the temperatures but still stay above average away from the co
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okay, who is ready for back-to-school "deals & steals"? you guys ready for that? all right, we're ready too because tory johnson is here with everything you need and it's all 50% off, tory. >> you ready? >> how do you do it? >> are you ready? >> i'm ready. let's go. >> first up cordaroys. abbey is moving into a dorm room with five other girls so limited space. but when somebody wants to have a slumber party when friends come to visit, family comes to visit, she's going to come to visit you got this bean bag chair that opens up into that bed. >> what? >> that bed came from inside this bean bag chair or the king size for you. >> i'm far removed from school but i can sit down, right? >> what's amazing about these -- whoa! slumber parties. think ahead to holiday when you have guests coming for vacation, all year round you get to use it like this.
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>> i have a question, does it come with somebody to help you out of it? >> me. i'm everywhere. do you need help? [ cheers and applause ] >> he did it. >> i made it, tory. >> it's comfortable. it's soft. >> so normally depending on the size or the pattern or fabric that you choose, $300 to $440. everything is slashed in half. $150 to $220 and a little plug. they make dog beds starting at $60. >> congratulations. >> thank you, abbey. book bags, camo is cool for you. you like a little camo. these book bags, padded straps, super comfortable. the drawstring bags are great. drawstring bags are good for gym or lighter materials. duffel bags for gym or weekend getaways. a big assortment. even far more than you see here. >> what are they? >> 20 to $48, 10 to 20 bucks. >> great deal. >> okay. fit & fresh.
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good morning. it's 8:27. i'm reggie aqui from "abc7 mornings." protesters upset with housing costs are calling for a moratorium on rent hikes. so, today they plan to target mega landlords by occupying corporate offices. they're going to meet at 10:30 this morning at the best buy on buskirk avenue. this is part of a statewide movement involving unions, small landlords and realtors. let's go over to alexis. how's it look on this thursday? >> well, we've got plenty of slow spots. here's southbound 280, if you're leaving the san francisco area just past westborough, a crash blocking the far left lanes, backing up into the daly city area. and mass transit note to pass along, signal issue for capitol corridor, so up to 30-minute delays between martinez and richmond.
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let's take a look at those current conditions. already near 70 in brentwood to 54 in san francisco. fog's going to start lifting in about an hour and a half, and it's a shame because it looks pretty cool hugging the bay bridge the way it is now. foggy through the morning commute, warmer for mass transit and small craft advisory north of the bay bridge. hottest today, reggie. mike, thank you. another abc7 news update in a
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half hour and always on our news app and abc7news.com. join us weekdays 4:30 to weren't sure you would be able to get back up will. >> i couldn't get out of the bean bag. i'm a little worried about my fitness level. i got to work out harder. welcome back to "gma," everybody, out there. we have a fantastic audience with us. [ applause ] >> you guys really are. and have an announcement to make. we have -- we have a change to our summer concert lineup we want to tell everybody about. eric church can no longer join us on august 18th but we look forward to having him on the show at a later day and to fill in the great news that demi lovato will be joining us live in central park on that day. there she is right there. and demi, what a great artist and just a great person.
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>> yeah, she is. >> all around. happy to have demi lovato. >> she's one of those where we're all like i want to interview her. she's just so lovely. >> a bright light. very bright light. and you know, next time you see somebody, maybe you see demi, when you greet her and greet a new person, have you ever had a handshake that went wrong? >> yeah. like a wet noodle one. >> oh, it's kind of -- >> yeah. there was an article in huffington post and there are a lot of ways to screw this up that i didn't even think about but i need someone to help me to demonstrate these handshakes. >> many volunteers. in the audience. >> you know, i found one. his name is adam garry. come on up, adam. [ applause ] >> now, that was a good one. >> that was a good one. >> adam is from the make-a-wish foundation. that was a good one, man. >> confident. i like the slap too. >> that was a little, yeah, that was a little strong but i'm going to say this, okay, there's
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one called the lingering hold, anybody like this one here and then my dad is so guilty, dad, i keep telling you don't do it. he does that, you're not running for public office. the lingering hold is one. >> i don't know if they have that on there. you saw that when the president met the president of france. it went for 30 seconds. >> that was a long -- >> neither one would let go. >> give me my hand back. >> uncomfortable. >> and then this is called the flyby. have you ever done this -- oh. >> oh, no. >> that is bad. >> that was bad. >> that was the worst one. >> have you ever done the flyby? >> no. >> have any of you ever done the flyby. no one is admitting it. you've done it before and then the arm grip. the arm grip when somebody does that. that came from ancient greece. they would check the person sher's shaking hands with for a weapon so if somebody doing that to you they don't trust you. [ laughter ]
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>> they don't. >> and then you have the hug -- the hug that's gone wrong. >> oh, that happens a lot. >> that happens ray lot because you don't know what side to go -- >> have you ever done that and end up kissing on the lips -- maybe that's just me. >> no. i'm not doing that. >> ah. i feel like we're in the movie "stepbrothers" trying to do that. how about the knuckle. >> the knuckle? >> somebody grabs your hand. but you know what they call that when somebody tries to fist bump you, they call the turkey gobble, gobble. you see what i'm saying and the last one i'll do with you, the one you don't like, lara, the cold fish. >> yeah. >> otherwise known as the wet noodle. >> oh, even adam -- >> he doesn't like it either. >> just walk away and never speak to them again. >> just get out of the
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conversation. >> i'm glad you're here with us, man. >> i'm glad to be here. glad to be here. >> we really appreciate you being here. >> glad to be here. [ cheers and applause ] >> own hope you enjoyed your day. >> yes, sir. >> that right there is a good partner to have. >> that was good. >> nice job. [ applause ] but and the first thing that adam did when he walked up, he shook my hand. you say you extend your hand and say your name. you introduce yourself. >> they showed one of the other misses, when somebody does a high-five and someone goes low. >> the high/low. >> just making it up as you go. >> so many ways to mess it up. >> as opposed to the rest -- >> okay, so you've had a handshake. it wasn't the wet noodle. that part has gone well. this brings us to our next topic. what do you do after you meet someone and engage usually in what some are saying is the deadly small talk. i don't have a problem with small talk. but there have been a lot of articles lately, a number of websites knocking small talk as completely tedious. painful. a recent article by the way in
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"the new york post" saying what's everybody's problem with small talk? is it an agonizing conversation killer that could lead to problems or possibly could it lead to jobs. could it lead to friendships? i say keep your -- >> what's the complaint exactly. >> i don't know. i think larry david started it on his show when he talked about he wants to turn small talk into medium talk. he doesn't ever really like that small talk and there's just -- it's led to a number of articles in publications. i like "the new york post" because they're like get over it. it's part of life. i think it's a great way to still feel connected. it is an art, though. >> just a way to get started. >> it's a way to get started. >> now it's hard to have small talk nowadays because everybody does this in an elevator. >> when someone is talking to you. we asked people online their thoughts about it. it was pretty much mixed. kristen replied, i hate it. i like my co-workers but nothing interrupts my flow like people stopping this to chat so that's
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one -- >> that's different. >> that's small talk at the office. this person said, angela said many types the greatest conversations come out of small talk. i think small talk is an important skill in getting to know your colleagues. >> and it could lead to a job. >> it could lead to a friendship. also very nice sort of being out and about and meeting someone new and saying, hello. >> i had a great variation of small talk. the other day sitting in the park. a woman walked up to me and said, may i read you a poem. she read me a beautiful 30-second poem. >> my reaction was just so -- >> it was a lovely moment. >> that is a lovely moment. >> you had the same reaction to the wet noodle handshake. >> that was a beautiful moment. >> i don't know. just weirds me out a little. hi, can i read you a poem? >> that's a little different. >> it was dpifrn and that's why i said yes and i'm glad i did. >> do you remember the poem. >> it was lovely. >> you just made her day,
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george. everybody stay right there. you're making our day by tuning in. we'll be right back.
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our series cracking the kid code. t.j. holmes here with the details. >> good morning, guys. kids get off my lawn has been replaced by kids, get off your phones. there's a whole generation some
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would argue is now caught up in this, they're missing out on life happening all around them because they think life, friends, self-esteem, everything is right here and you better believe they are getting help -- getting hooked. many teens are on their phones more than 6 1/2 hours a day. more than half of them text, nearly all use social media apps. but it may not be entirely their fault. >> do these kids get help from some of these apps? help in getting hooked? >> of course they get hooked. i mean the games and the social media designers want people to come back. >> reporter: take snapchat, the super popular social media app where teens share photos and videos. it has a clever way to keep them coming back, the snapstreak. if you and a friend send a photo to each other every day for three days you have a streak, but if you don't send a photo every single day afterwards you lose it. experts like dr. jody gold, author of "screen-smart
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parenting" saying that can create a hierarchy of friendship that can leave some teams afraid to disappoint others about dropping a streak or petrified in any change in status. >> especially teenagers it's important. >> reporter: 18-year-old friends sherlana and rea have a 40 h -- 405-day streak. what happens if it ends? >> sad. >> it'll be a sad day. >> reporter: these girls so invested in their streaks that if this hourglass pops up meaning a streak is ending and they can't get onto the app they ask their moms to send snaps for them. >> did you do it? did you? >> how annoying can this get? >> both: very! >> the hourglass and when she sees that comes on and can't get on the to wi-fi then she starts to panic. >> reporter: but it's not just the apps that suck teens in. it's also smartphone games.
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carter is jody's 11-year-old son. >> slow down. you're doing a training battle with your what. >> with my trainer. this guy helps me. >> reporter: class royale rocketed to the top of the app charts and carter says it was so addicting he took it off his phone himself. >> so why is it you thought you were playing that game a little too much? >> they always try to pull you in more and then they kind of like never let you leave until you finally like quit it. >> reporter: snapchat says streaks are designed to be light-hearted and fun and supercell maker of clash royale say we want people to enjoy our games but make it easy to leave if they don't. the concern not necessarily how many hours you log on but how important they are to the teen. >> the more you cannot leave one day without being on social media, the more your identity gets wrapped up in it and the more likely it'll have a negative effect.
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>> and the girls are here in our audience with big smiles on your faces. give them a hand. [ applause ] i have to say, i feel your moms' pain. my girls keep their streaks going although they know better than to give it to me but give it to their friends to keep the streak going but what would make you stop? >> i think like if -- you know like an argument would make it stop. >> yeah. >> a lot of the times it's usually arguments or wi-fi not being there. >> sometimes on vacation i don't have internet connections so it ends by accident but -- >> you're okay with that, see? >> not really. she's not really okay with it. >> looks like she shut that down. >> what is your longest streak. >> 405 days. >> 405 days. >> yeah. >> more than a year. >> like a relationship. >> yeah. >> wow. >> they made their -- well, you made your mom buy a $100 wi-fi
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package on a cruise just so she can keep the streak -- >> yes. >> it's that deep. don't let these sweet faces fool you. [ laughter ] >> they're playing a role today. crazy with this stuff. >> that is -- >> everybody can learn -- for everybody in here, just put the phone down for a little while. we're hooked. we have to be occupied always. >> i know. >> just put it down for a second. >> put it down right now. thank you, guys, for coming in. thank you, t.j. let's go outside to ginger. >> oh,i'm so lucky because i got adam garry our buddy from make a wish. the other thing he wanted to do was weather outside. shall we do that. >> yes. >> adam will do this with me. let's start out with the heat advisories in the south. there's a lot of heat. you know this. >> uh-huh. >> because this is hitting a little close to home for you. >> yeah. >> these are the heat indices as we go through this afternoon. i'll let you take it over. >> okay, so it's going to feel like 106 in allen. that's why up here getting away from that and i want to end this by giving a shoutout to my
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hometown high school football team, the allen eagles. >> all the good morning. i'm meteorologist mike nicco. at 9:00, the fog starts to fade. we'll say hello to mild to warm temperatures at noon and warm to hot temperatures at 4: >> it's a great start for the broadcast. >> all right. thank you. got a new netflix series. it is called "ozark" and getting great reviews and our man, jesse palmer. who is it laura linney. >> laura linney. >> she's amazing. she's incredible. so much fun to talk to and she plays a serious character on this show, "ozark" but we had so much to talk about, we discussed the role, playing jason bateman's wife and what it's like being a mom to a 3-year-old. >> i feel pretty good about it. it's a good idea and i did it for our family.
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what did you do today? for our family? >> so i love your new show "ozark." >> i'm so glad. >> it's dark, it's scandalous. >> ooh. >> it's graphic. >> it is. >> very cinematic. >> but there's also some dark humor. tell me about your character in the show, wendy. >> i play sort of typical soccer mom you think at the beginning of a family. i'm married to jason bateman's character and very quickly you realize some bad stuff goes down and they have to leave their very comfortable life in chicago and move to the ozarks. >> what was it about this show? >> with jason, it was jason. i'm at the point in my life now where i want to spend time with nice people. >> do you have a little 3-year-old running around. how is motherhood at this stage? >> it's great. if i can only talk about my own experience and what's right for someone, it's a personal decision but for me it's been fantastic. >> we know you have tons of fans so we've gone to social media and asked for their help so we have this fish bowl here full of
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fun question. >> look, there are three. >> there's three questions. three fans. >> and these are tough ones. ready? >> fan number one. >> ask, which of your roles is your favorite? >> oh, that's so hard. that's so, so hard. >> see, they're tough. >> they're tough. i can't -- i can't say one. fan number two. >> which of your characters has resonated with you the most? >> i think wendy savage probably if what role would you most like to take on? >> i tend to like an assignment because i then go into something with no preconceived notions. >> your last fan in the world. >> my last fan, thank you, the three of you, from my heart to yours, i say thank you. >> thank you. >> she can definitely add another fan to her list. such a great time talking to her and all the episodes of the show, "ozark" are streaming now on netflix. >> you know, i do the fish bowl on my podcast. i need to trademark that move. you stole it. you stole -- >> what? >> the fish bowl is on my
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podcast. >> go fish. you're welcome. >> all right. all right. i knew i should have trademarked that. busy phillips is here. she'll show you how to upgrade your kids' backpacks.
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♪ time now for "gma's" ultimate make-off challenge for helping your kids get excited if they can to go back to school. i know. it's a tall order but we'll try. huge challenge this morning with huge backpacks. here to help us do it, busy phillips, actress, mom, awesome girlfriend. spokesperson for michael's. >> yes. >> which is inviting all of you guys to bling out a back-to-school item in the make/break event this stores this saturday from 1:00 to 3:00. stop by and purchase, i don't know, a pencil box, a clutch, a notebook, have fun customizing it for free. we'll show you how to do it now.
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>> for sure. >> talk to me about it. >> my kids -- are you guys excited to go back to school? my kids are excited. >> no. >> they miss their friends but there's my daughter. but we love crafting in my house and love personalization and it's such a fun way to get kids like excited about their new stuff to go back to school so michael's has all kinds of things. today we'll decorate these giant backpacks and personalizing them and i'll be judging you guys. but the first step is really patches are very in and they're for kids of all ages and even grown-ups like i love patches. i put them on everything. >> i like them on jeans. >> michael's has peel and stick, the kind you can sew on, iron on. today you have it easy. just peel it and stick it on to decorate your backpack. you don't start yet. don't start yet. >> she's acting like she's demonstrating with you and she started early. don't do it. >> you're not going to get any points that way. okay, and the next thing is just to think of your backpack as your giant canvas. you can use rhinestones and cut
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out different shapes. >> ooh. i want that one. >> that one is really cute. >> and you can use paint pens. michael's sells all these different things and finally pom-poms are very big in my house. you attach a little pom-pom. >> we're starting the clock. are you ready? >> everybody has a kid partner. are you ready, ginger? are you ready, michael. go. >> ready? go. >> come on. let's go. >> you guys have 30 seconds. >> 30 seconds. >> you guys are going bling. >> everything blinged out. okay. >> don't forget the pom-poms. don't forget the pom-poms. we make pom-poms in my house all the time. >> i'm trying. i'm trying. >> all: nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one. [ buzzer ] >> hands up. all right. let's look. bring them up. let's see.
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let's see. >> i went minimal. >> that's very minimal. >> you know what, you know what -- i'm going to say -- >> the blue one. >> the blue one. i'm going to say i think michael wins the basket of apples. >> we won! there we go. >> ginger's pet. >> my name is on every bag anyway. >> michael, glakss. guy, don't forget to check out the make/break event at michael's this saturday 1:00 to
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before we go i got to say adam thanks so much for helping earlier. we have a preview of tonight's shark week, discovery is taking you to one of the shark filled places on earth. see "shark storm" tonight on discovery and make sure you check it out. >> we want to bend down so you can see everybody. have a great day, everybody.
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and good morning. it's 8:59. i'm reggie aqui from "abc7 mornings." meteorologist mike nicco has a look at your forecast. mike? >> hey, reggie. hi, everybody. we'll start with our high temperatures today. 100 in antioch sticks out. 99 lakeport and cloverdale, liverdale, morgan hill, concord, 91 san jose. definitely warmer than yesterday. 78 in oakland, 72 in san francisco. let's look at my accuweather seven-day forecast. we may cool just a little bit, but it's definitely going to be warmer than average just about every day. alexis? okay, taking a look at the roads here this morning, we do have one crash that just cleared up heading into the livermore area. westbound 580 before north livermore avenue, multicar crash just pushed off to the side and slow from altamont pass. a quick look outside, sun some places, but we're still socked in on golden gate. reggie? >> wow, that's amazing to see. time for "live with kelly &
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ryan." we'll be back at 11:00 for the midday news. see you then. our >> announcer: it's "live with kelly and ryan!" today, from "star wars" and "detroit," john boyega. in one of the stars of the comedy "glow," betty gilpin. plus, andy cohen joins kelly at the cohost desk. all next on "live!" ♪ [cheers and applause] and now, here are kelly ripa and [cheers and applause] ♪ >> kelly:

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