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good morning, america. breaking new details in that deadly attack in virginia. >> get out of the park. tch>>arlottesville becoming a battleground between white supremacists and counterprotesters. what we're now learning about the 20-year-old driver who plowed his car into a sea of people. killing one, injuring more than a dozen, and president trump under fire for his response simply calling out the hate groups behind the violence. his own party saying he didn't go far enough. his attorney general responding" as we learn more about the young woman killed standing up for peace and the man who risked his life to save his fiancee speaking out right here. also this morning, takedown in paradise. authorities seizing thousands of gallons of illicit alcohol from restaurants, resorts and clubs
in mexico, including that hotel where a 20-year-old american tourist died. what her family is now saying. first on "gma." the never before heard tapes from the case captivating the nation for 15 years, scott peterson speaking out from death row about the murder of his pregnant wife laci. and the "mission: impossible" stunt gone wrong. the terrifying moment tom cruise leaps, kicks and then crashes into a building. how he was able to walk away. and we do say good morning, america. and thanks for being with us on this monday morning. as you can imagine there's a lot of news to get to, many still thinking about what happened over the weekend in charlottesville, virginia. just so tragic. >> yes, it is, robin.
and we're going to take a look at some of the images that are coming in overnight. thousands uniting coast to coast, from los angeles to indianapolis, to brooklyn, showing their solidarity with the victims of saturday's attack. >> it took place during a violent rally in virginia. white nationalists were holding that and there were counterprotesters and turning deadly. this horrific scene, a 20-year-old suspect who was reportedly seen on video beforehand chanting "white power," then driving into the crowd killing a woman and injuring 19 others and two state troopers losing their lives while trying to respond to the scene. >> this morning, we are learning new details about the victims and suspect now in custody and we have team coverage starting with abc's eva pilgrim who is still there on the scene for us in charlottesville. good morning, eva. >> reporter: good morning, robin. you can see the memorial here growing at the crash site. messages of love written on the pavement as this community tries to process what happened here this weekend.
this morning, growing anger over the deadly virginia protest that left 1 dead and 19 injured as hundreds of white nationalists clashed with counterprotesters saturday. turning the streets of charlottesville into a full-fledged battle zone. it all started friday night when white supremacists stormed the university of virginia's campus ahead of a protest over plans to remove a statue of robert e. lee. then the saturday protest they say had been coordinated with local police for months was met with opposition. the violent unrest turned deadly. watch as this car plowed down the street straight into a sea of counterprotesters. the driver, 20-year-old james fields jr. quickly reversing barreling back over demonstrators. 32-year-old heather heyer was killed during what some are
saying was an act of domestic terrorism. her mother calling for peace. >> heather's life was not about hate and this young man who ran my daughter down mistakenly believed that hate would change the world, and it doesn't. >> she actually died for something that she believed in. she was a fighter. she believed in equality and peace and love. >> reporter: marisa and her fiance marcus were marching with heather when the car came flying toward them. >> heather was right in front of me. she was in front of my fiancee. >> reporter: marcus pushed marisa and some others out of harm's way. this picture showing him hit by the car flipping in the air. >> people just need to admit what went on yesterday was wrong. >> reporter: this morning, graphic images like this showing white nationalists beating 20-year-old de'andre harris with sticks, going viral. >> we were walking down and they bum-rushed us and they just beat
me with the poles. >> reporter: adding to the chaos, a freak helicopter crash killing two virginia state troopers responding to the protests. pilot berke bates and lieutenant jay cullen. the unrest spilling over sunday as jason kessler, the organizer of the unite the right rally spoke out. >> i would like to condemn any of the violence that happened yesterday. >> reporter: but was suddenly mobbed. kessler tackled to the ground as police escorted him to safety. now, fields is expected to be in court this morning as are many of the demonstrators arrested over the weekend. robin. >> and eva, many noted that over the weekend during those protests that they saw police officers just standing by and not doing anything as the protesters clashed and so some are asking, did law enforcement do enough? >> reporter: that's right, robin, there's been a lot of criticism as to if law enforcement should have done
more to separate these two sides. the other big question, a lot of the streets in this downtown area were supposed to be closed until 7:00 p.m. that day. the question this morning, did that happen? n.bi all right, eva, thank you. robin, this morning we're also learning new details about the suspected driver behind that deadly attack in virginia, 20-year-old james alex fields is due in crt here's our senior justice correspondent pierre thomas. r: this is the man who>>te repor police say was behind the wheel of this car and the deadly attack in charlottesville. james alex fields jr. charged with second degree murder of heather heyer. the fbi now dissecting fields' background, launching a civil rights investigation to determine if the attack was a hate crime or domestic terrorism. >> the premeditated violence our community experienced today was completely unacceptable. >> reporter: a key question this morning, federal authorities
want to know, does fields have any ties to white supremacist groups and was he directed to attack? these photos show fields at the rally just before the tragedy, standing with members of vanguard, a group described as a white supremacist organization. on sunday, the group claimed fields is not a member. this as we learn more about fields, a 20-year-old who lived with his mother in ohio until recently. according to the pentagon, fields attempted to join the military in august of 2015 but lasted only four months after failing to meet training standards. some associates are now painting a disturbing picture. >> i hate to say it, i wasn't that surprised. >> reporter: one of his high school teachers says he idolized dictator and mass murderer adolf hitler. >> he felt that whites were superior. you know, we covered the rise of hitler, he would often say how, you know, hitler's views were right. you know, what if hitler had won. >> reporter: former classmates telling a similar story saying, during an overseas trip to germany, he allegedly told
students while walking through a concentration camp this is where the magic happened. >> he was vocal about his ideas. he proclaimed himself as a nazi and as a white supremacist. it wasn't a secret. >> reporter: but his mother who learned of the incident on camera. >> did it hurt anybody? >> reporter: says she saw no evidence of racist beliefs and only had limited knowledge of his trip to charlottesville. >> i didn't know it was white supremacists. i thought it had something to do with trump. i just knew he was going to a rally. i tried to stay out of his political views. >> reporter: those political beliefs were apparently intense. fields drove eight hours from ohio to charlottesville and they believe those beliefs were tinged with hate and eventually murder. robin. >> thank you. many closely watching the white house's response to the charlottesville violence, president trump facing criticism from members of his own party for condemning hatred and violence on, quote, many sides
without mentioning white nationalists. the white house then putting out a statement on sunday specifically condemning white supremacists for the attack. the white house last night, hundreds gathered to show solidarity with the charlottesville victims. let's go to our senior white house correspondent cecilia vega for more on all this. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: robin, good morning. this is a president who is often quick to call out people and groups by name, but not in the wake of what happened in charlottesville. this morning, president trump under fire for not going far enough. >> we condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious bigotry and violence violence on many sides, on many des. >> reporter: his comments following the violence in charlottesville drawing backlash from even allies in his own party. >> i think clearly he should talk out much more aggressively about it. >> reporter: under pressure the white house forced to try to clarify. an administration official insisting on anonymity releasing this statement saying, the president condemns all forms of violence, bigotry and hatred
and, of course, that includes white supremacists, kkk, neo-nazi and all extremist groups. the vice president echoing that. >> we have no tolerance for hate and violence from white supremacists, neo-nazis or the kkk. >> reporter: but the president not saying those words himself. the support of these white nationalist groups who say they support you, mr. president? >> reporter: at his bedminster golf club, no comment. >> have you denounced them strongly enough? >> reporter: his own national security adviser taking a hard line. >> i certainly think any time that you commit an attack against people to incite fear it is terrorism. >> reporter: and his short-lived communications director anthony scaramucci ousted after just 11 days on the job adding to the heat. >> well, i wouldn't have recommended that statement. i think he needed to be much harsher as it related to the white supremacists and the nature of that. >> reporter: now the president had promised a big press conference today where you can bet this question of would he
and should he be going farther on this issue of neo-nazis would be question number one but, robin, there is no press conference on his public schedule for today.
it's unclear whether there will actually be one. >> thank you. david. >> robin, thank you. joining us is attorney general jeff sessions. mr. attorney general, thank you for being here this morning. >> thank you. >> we did learn overnight that the vice president has now condemned the violence in charlottesville saying we have no tolerance for hate and violence from white supremacists, neo-nazis or the kkk. these dangerous fringe groups, he says, have no place in america. when will we hear president trump actually single out those groups by name? >> well, he said that yesterday, his spokesman did, and his l st roundly and unequivocally condemned hatred and violence and bigotry. he called on our people to work together in community and in love and affection and not in hatred and violence. i'm sure he'll talk again, maybe today, on this very subject.
he cares about it deeply. he -- as his attorney general, i understand exactly what i'm expected to do. it's what i will do and that is to vindicate the rule of law. >> you did say that the president did speak out over the weekend but he did not single out these groups by name. it was an unnamed white house official who said that. i do want to ask you, part of his reaction was that there was hatred on many sides. on many sides he added a second time. there was immediate reaction from those who were puzzled. this was a white nationalist rally. what sides was he talking about here? >> racism, white supremacy is totally unacceptable. i think the president talked about the problems in america in that first statement had been going on a long time. he said before donald trump, before barack obama, a long time. i think that's the kind of thing he was referring to. >> but he was talking to the --
but he was -- >> he was unequivocal -- >> he was talking to the nation about a white nationalist rally. he was talking to the nation about a white nationalist rally and in doing so, he talked about the hatred on many sides. >> he explicitly condemned the kind of ideology behind these movements of naziism, white supremacy, the kkk, that is his unequivocal position. he totally opposes those kind of values and his statement yesterday again affirmed that and i think you'll hear that again today. >> as you know, attorney general, it's not just reporters like me, there
are a growing number of republicans that says the president needs to be doing more, marco rubio, orrin hatch, ted cruz, calling this domestic terrorism. do you agree this was domestic terror? >> it does meet the definition of domestic terrorism in our statute. we are pursuing it when the department of justice in every
way that we can make a case. you can be sure we will charge and advance the investigation toward the most serious charges that can be brought because this is an unequivocally unacceptable and evil attack that cannot be accepted in america. so absolutely that is a factor that we'll be looking at. >> you have said the president will speak out again on this and there was senator cory gardner of colorado who said this -- >> call this white supremacism, this white nationalism evil and let the country hear it, let the world hear it. it's something that needs to come from the oval office and this white house needs to do it today. >> it's a republican senator from colorado. is that coming now from the president? >> well, the president, i suspect, will be talking to the country again soon, maybe today. i plan to meet with him today and the fbi today will be meeting with him to brief him on the case. he takes it exceedingly seriously and there's no doubt
about it. he opposes these kind of radical racist bigotry that these organizations espouse. >> you talk about this as an opportunity to come together on this front. this is a president as you know who is known for his blunt talk. for a week now we've been reporting on the war of words with north korea. many americans could likely quote that line, his warning of fire and fury. he was so clear on north korea and even as a candidate he said this -- >> to solve a problem you have to be able to state what the problem is or at least say the name. >> will he say the name of these groups? >> well, he will say what he believes is appropriate. i think he probably will. his spokesman already said that yesterday. i fully expect him to say it again. the initial statement he gave was within just a few hours of the event occurring and i believe it was very strong and a
clear condemnation of racial bigotry and hatred and white supremacy was certainly included in bigotry and hatred so i think the president will be there. he is a strong leader. he's an outspoken leader. he expresses himself in clear and blunt terms and the american people elected him. i think that was one of the things they liked about him. and i think he'll be honest and direct with the american people as soon as he talks to them again. >> we are. we are thinking about those two families of the state trooper and that mother of that young woman who was killed this morning. mr. attorney general, thank you for being here. >> thank you, david. >> cannot forget those family --
families who are in mourning here this morning. >> but, again, you said it and even jeff sessions said it. the president has always been very clear and very blunt. he has not been to this point, and it's just inexcusable to many he hasn't. >> the question is if and when. >> well, one thing that has been clear is the social media reaction to the attack.
it has created the #endofhate. it's the top trend this morning. so many people speaking out against hate and violence and some are even trying to use social media to shame some of those marchers. linsey davis has been tracking it all. good morning, linsey. >> reporter: good morning, michael. images of those protesters over the weekend have gone viral and a twitter account called yes, you're racist is trying to serve what it calls justice by asking the internet to identify and expose those who participated in the violent demonstrations on behalf of online hate groups. the account quickly found and outed some of the attendees and also took responsibility for one man losing his job and another had to call in to his local news station to defend himself. however, one professor was mistakenly identified as a man at the rally. forcing the man to defend his location over the weekend. but there have also been some unifying tweets as well. former president barack obama shared quotes from nelson
mandela after the clashes in charlottesville saying that no one is born hating another person because of the color of their skin or his background or his religion. people must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite. michael. >> all right, thank you, linsey and that is -- no truer words were ever spoken. >> that's right. let's get to ginger now. >> tropical storm gert is not going to impact the united states as far as the storm itself. just some high surf especially around the outer banks tomorrow morning.
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welcome back to "gma" on a monday morning. you're looking at those clashes in virginia that turned deadly. white nationalists holding that rally clashing with counterprotesters. a 20-year-old now facing charges for driving into a crowd after chanting "white power," killing at least one person due in court this morning. president trump is under fire for not specifically naming white supremacists when he condemned the violence. the white house since clarifying saying president trump does condemn white supremacists, the kkk, neo-nazis and all extremist groups. but all eyes are on the president today to see if he singles them out by name. >> and he is supposed to be in new york city later today. also right now, people gathering for a peace rally in guam after those threats from north korea warning they could launch missiles
landing in waters off the u.s. territory. the president's top military adviser is in south korea saying military options are being prepared if diplomatic and economic sanctions fail. and take a look at this scary moment for tom cruise. the actor coming up short doing a stunt for his new "mission: impossible" movie. there he is hanging on the side of a plane. the 55-year-old is well known for doing his own stunts. how he's doing coming up on our big board. he had an accident on set. >> it didn't involve the plane. you got me nervous there. >> he was trying to fly. >> that's true. >> thanks. first this half hour, we turn now to those never before heard phone calls from a murder mystery gripping the nation for the past 15 years. scott peterson speaking out from death row after being convicted for killing his wife laci peterson while she was eight months pregnant. a new a&e series taking a fresh look and diane macedo has details. good morning, diane. >> good morning. after more than a decade scott peterson is breaking his silence on everything from his guilty verdict to why he kept calling his mistress even after his wife disappeared.
it's just one of many interviews featured in this new series aimed at shedding a whole new light on a case we thought we knew. >> i was staggered by it. i had no idea it was coming. >> reporter: that's the voice of scott peterson in a brand-new audio interview talking from death row about the moment he was found guilty of murdering his wife and unborn child. >> scott peterson murder trial. a jury just convicted him of guilty. >> reporter: now, an a&e series takes a new look at the case. that gripped the country 15 years ago. laci peterson, eight months pregnant, disappeared in 2002 on christmas eve. scott told police he had been fishing that day. >> she will be giving birth real soon. we need to bring them home and that's the best way we can do it all. >> reporter: he hasn't spoken out about it since his conviction. what made him now? >> his case is under appeal and felt like a moment for him and his lawyer to step up and say something about the case. >> want to talk about the murder
first. >> oh, it was crazy there. it was just amazing, horrible physical reaction that i had. i couldn't feel my feet on the floor. i couldn't feel the chair i was sitting in. my vision was even a little blurry. >> reporter: the series revisits most of the key players, including amber frey, scott's mistress, whose bombshell admission changed everything. >> scott told me he was not mare we did have a roma ntic relationship. >> reporter: a revelation peterson discusses in a 2004 audiotape that was never released until now. >> why did you talk to amber after laci had gone missing? >> the overriding reason throughout it all was she starts giving media interviews, there is no more search for laci and conner. i'd just seen what happened to the search for chandra levy and with condit, there was no more search for her. every hour i could buy to keep the search going is all solved if i bring laci and conner home.
>> reporter: the series also examined the effect the media had on the case and evidence potentially overlooked like witnesses who claim to have seen laci after she went missing. can you give us any examples of moments that people might notice in the series that may change their minds? or may shock them? >> i think when you listen to the witnesses who said they saw laci in the park that would be a kind of surprise. >> i wasn't the last one to see laci that day. there were so many witnesses that saw her walking in the neighborhood after i left. >> reporter: still, producers say, this is not an exoneration piece and that they look at all sides of the case. what are you hoping to accomplish with this series? >> i just want people to say, what actually happened here. >> the documentary series "the murder of laci peterson" premieres tomorrow night on a&e. it's worth noting that laci's family, the prosecutor and lead detective declined to participate in that documentary. and now i asked if that might make it one-sided the executive producer said they did do
everything to make sure that side of the story is also represented here. >> okay. good to know there, diane. thank you. now to that major seizure of illicit alcohol in mexico. authorities suspending operations at spots and taking tainted alcohol from places including that resort where a 20-year-old american tourist died and abc's linzie janis has new developments. good morning, linzie. >> reporter: when 20-year-old abbey conner suddenly drowned at that mexican resort this past january, her family urged authorities there to launch an investigation into contaminated booze. now, mexico apparently taking massive action in this latest seizure taking 10,000 gallons of illicit alcohol from just one company that supplies those resorts. overnight, mexican authorities sweeping through 31 of the most popular nightclubs and restaurants in cancun and playa del carmen suspending operations at two tourists favorites after unsanitary alcohol was found. one suspended the lobby bar at
the resort where abbey conner from wisconsin drowned after she and her brother austin consumed shots in the hotel pool. last month austin spoke with abc's gio benitez about the moments before he blacked out. >> the bartender pours out a line of shots and they come all the way down and i take one and everyone else does. was thd just lstlaike wenghi ar sitting here talking and lights went out and i woke up in the ambulance. >> so you went from fine to blacked out? >> yep. >> in seconds. >> like i said i felt completely normal. >> reporter: a guest found both abbey and austin floating face down in the pool. abbey rushed to the hospital but it was too late. the conner family wondered if tainted alcohol, a toxic mix of cheap ingredients could be partially to blame. other families started to come forward recalling how they suddenly blacked out after a few drinks at various resorts. mexican officials say they've
seized 1.4 million gallons of tainted alcohol from mexican businesses including resorts, clubs, bars, warehouses and manufacturers in the past seven years. this video shows one of the largest seizures in 2015. 260,000 gallons taken from a warehouse in just one day. this morning abbey's mom telling the associated press this is awesome, this is huge and said there's a lot that needs to be cleaned up there and looked into further so that family is very pleased with this latest. >> bless that family for wanting to help other families so something like this doesn't happen to them. >> so something good comes out of it. coming up, the new rip current warning after dozens of deaths in the water this summer. what experts say could be behind the troubling spike. electric light orchestra ]
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back now with that new warning about rip currents and questions about what may be behind a surge in drownings especially on the east coast. abc's gio benitez is on the beach in asbury park, new jersey, with more. good morning, gio. >> reporter: michael, good morning to you. we're talking about massive dunes created to protect and restore beaches. but now, with so many drownings this summer especially right here on the jersey shore, at least one lifeguard wonders if those dunes are causing rougher surf. they're the videos we seem to be seeing more and more of, strangers jumping into action pulling struggling beachgoers
out of the ocean. rip currents partially to blame for at least 59 deaths this summer alone. and they seem to be happening on every coast with recent deaths in louisiana, alabama and here in new jersey. six rip current-related deaths in just the past two months alone, that number is usually one to three per year. the waters can be so powerful that? july 80 strangers came together to form a human chain saving the lives of ten people swept out by vicious rip currents. >> i have never seen anything like it in my entire life because without them i wouldn't have my family. >> reporter: this morning new questions about what could be causing all those rough waters. a lifeguard of 50 years on the jersey shore telling "the new york post," he thinks beach replenishment programs which refill sand dunes to protect the shore from washing into the ocean around hurricane season are doing what they're intended to do but he thinks they can also create more rip currents. while noaa agrees that man-made
jetties and piers can create so-called "hot boxes" areas where swimmers are particularly at risk, what really affects the currents are waves, wind, tides and the shape of the ocean floor. the u.s. army corps of engineers which builds those dunes saying beachfill projects neither create nor worsen rip currents. >> rip currents are going to occur with equal frequency in either a natural or completely man-made beach. >> reporter: nearly 100 people die in rip currents every year in the u.s., with more than 68,000 rip current rescues last year alone. one important technique to get out of one. instead of swimming directly toward shore we're going to swim sort of diagonally. now i can feel sand and that's it, i'm out of it. just because i swam diagonally instead of directly toward the shore. as we take a look at the beaches of asbury park, new jersey, a few tips for you. officials say don't get in the water after dark when lifeguards leave and watch for those red
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the 55-year-old actor known for taking risks was performing a stunt on the set of "mission: impossible 6" as you can see. something went wrong. >> he took on a jump that was a little too far. he attempted to jump between two buildings in london and fell short, hitting the building and, t.j., you're here to tell us all of the details. and you know what, he was trying to do his own work. is this going to slow down production of "mission: impossible 6"? i've been waiting for this to come out. >> we don't know that yet but, we've got to keep in mind here, this is one of the highest grossing actors. if he chips a nail it's a big deal because of how much money is tied up into his movies. now, we see the stunts and the end results in the movie, right, but as you're about to see now on set they don't always go right the first time. ♪ famous for performing his own high-octane skyscraping -- >> your line is not long enough. >> reporter: -- edge of your seat stunts as secret agent
ethan hunt across five "mission: impossible" flicks, 55-year-old tom cruise shows no signs of slowing down. but sunday, while performing a stunt in london for the series' sixth movie, the a-lister is seen slamming into a wall after attempting to leap across a gap. you can see cruise is wearing a safety harness as he crashes after coming up short. cruise is seen getting up on his own but then visibly limping before rappelling across the line again caught by workers. cruise is known for pushing himself to the limits to enhance his action thrillers. >> this is part of his persona and it's something that actually has been utilized in the "mission: impossible" marketing campaigns. >> i look at a building and go, oh, what happens to how can i climb that or, cool, how long can i hold my breath and, you know, there's always -- there's always another mountain. >> reporter: and his latest stunt is no exception.
>> every time -- >> he's always pushing himself. >> he does all his own stunts. >> but, is he injured enough to delay production? >> we don't know that yet. nothing official. he got up and tried to finish the end of the stunt, the scene. but i don't know if this is one he can walk off. you see him get up and you give him credit for that but he limped around. this is one of those things maybe you walk it off. we don't know. a lot of money tied up in this. >> this is not unusual for him to take risks. that's what tom cruise's about. >> that's why we love these movies so much. when you see "mission: impossible," that's him, folks, and "mission: impossible 5," we saw that. turned out to be a cool scene. >> kind of cool doing my own stunts. >> yeah. coming up, the eclipse is just a week away. how to find the right glasses to protect your eyes and spot the ones that do not. dr. ashton is here. come on back. back. is here. come on back.
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good morning to you, i'm natasha zouves from abc 7 morningings. it's been a major headache for commuters on i-880 this morning. >> 880 still fully closed. at least an hour and a half, perhaps longer until we get those lanes back open. this is all due to the shooting investigation. you're crawling for about five miles, 2 miles an hour. don't take 880, no matter what you do. hey to the students in palo alto. you're going back to school today. it feels more like autumn. a little drizzle possible. same thing in the san ramon valley. 58 and mostly sunny and 71. you should be in the mid to upper 80s. 70s inland. my accuweather 7-day forecast
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hundreds of people. >> reporter: here you can see this car barreling down the hill toward a sea of targets with little time to react. slamming to a stop only after it hit a van and another car. blocked in, the car shifting in reverse, screeching back down that street to get away. 19 injured. one person killed. 32-year-old heather heyer. >> she wanted everyone to know that we're all the same. >> reporter: meanwhile, this morning we're learning more about the man accused of driving that car. 20-year-old james fields. just hours before the attack, fields seen on video chanting a message of white power. the rally becoming one of the largest gatherings of white supremacists in decades. president trump under fire earlier this morning attorney general jeff sessions telling abc's david muir. >> white supremacy is totally acceptable.
unacceptable. the president talked about the problems in america in that first statement had been going on a long time, he said before donald trump, before barack obama. >> reporter: from seattle to d.c. to new york, thousands marching on the streets calling for change showing their support for charlottesville. fields is charged with second degree murder. he is expected in court this morning. david. >> eva, thank you. also breaking overnight, the president's top military adviser arriving in south korea for the first time since tensions escalated between the north and the u.s. >> reporter: general dunford met with south korea's president saying the u.s. is looking for a peaceful resolution but military options are being prepared if deterrents fail. tomorrow is a significant day in this crisis with north korea hitting a
deadline for its proposed plan to fire missiles around guam. i talked to general dunford just moments ago about that. are you more nervous than with their usual rhetoric because they were so specific? >> martha, i don't know how serious the threat is. i don't know if they're going to do what they say they're going to do but we're not complacent about it. >> reporter: dunford said if north korea fires missiles at guam it will be up to president trump to decide how exactly the u.s. would respond. david. >> all right, martha raddatz in seoul as always, we appreciate martha's reporting. a lot going on in the world. >> tense times. >> absolutely. you know what, a lot going on here when it comes to the lotto. big lottery payday. another one is coming up. the powerball jackpot is now in record territory. it is one of the largest jackpots ever at $430 million. after nobody won saturday night, now, if you take the lump sum it's more than $274 million in cash. >> that's enough. >> i think i can live off that. the next drawing is wednesday night and we're still waiting to find out who won friday's nearly
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[ cheers and applause ] hello. hello. back here on "gma." terrific, beautiful audience that we have here with us and, lara, they're all waiting in anticipation for some "pop news." >> wow. [ cheers and applause ] >> great to see you guys. great to see you. good morning and time for "pop news." >> are those pants? >> i like those. >> striped situation. >> awesome. >> what if i fell off the chair? that almost happened. >> that would top "pop news." get ready for leo as leo.
paramount has just announced it won the film rights to a new biography about leonardo da vinci who painted the "mona lisa" and if you're a fan of leonardo dicaprio you know his mom named him for leonardo da vinci because she felt him kick while standing in front of one of his statues. he has signed on to play the renaissance genius in this film. nothing he can't do. he will produce the film based on a book by best-selling author walter isaacson who writes beautifully. look for a great film coming up, everybody. congrats to leo. in "pop news," bruno mars, you heard me tease it racking up 2 million views on his brand-new video for "versace on the floor." whatever does that mean? >> i was singing it downstairs and they were laughing at me. >> you weren't just singing it. >> they gave me the please stop look so i stopped. >> it was the moves with the dance. >> "versace on the floor"
starring zendaya released at sunday's teen choice awards which i watched with my daughter where he was honored with the visionary award. not the only reason he's making headlines this morning. he is such a terrific guy. in the middle of his "24k magic" tour and just announced he and his tour promoter are giving $1 million to their detroit show saturday night. their money to help the folks affected by the flint water crisis, 12 people have died from the lead in the drinking water there. the grammy winner saying i'm thankful to the michigan audience for joining me in supporting this cause. it's important we don't forget our brothers and sisters affected by this disaster. >> how cool is that? really, really cool. [ applause ] >> a lot of people think it's over. >> it's not. not even close unfortunately. thank you, bruno. finally you know we're big fans of new york's bravest and support their fund-raising
efforts every year. it's a great pleasure in them visit us on the set of "gma." the fire department comes -- they have this calendar of heroes and come to the studio but this year for 2018 they're doing something a little different. each month they're celebrating a different female firefighter or first responder. every single month, not to worry, though, they're doing a second edition with the men who keep our cities safe. so you can pick one calendar for the ladies. one for the men, your choice, all proceeds go to fire safety education. >> but are they coming here like before? i know that's what we want to know. >> putting out the word right now. come one, come all. it will be a busy morning. >> lara spencer, ladies and gentlemen. [ applause ] is everyone excited about the solar eclipse? [ applause ] yeah, we're going to talk about that with jen because, you know, you got to be careful. you can't just look directly at it and so people are very
concerned about this. and because you could injure your eyes. it's a highly anticipated event. it'll take place oregon, south carolina, you have to use special glasses to avoid serious damage to your eyes and dr. ashton is here with -- to help us find sure that we make the nkhat ones. a lot are excited about it. there's a lot of concern and amazon is out in front of it. >> the risk is damage or potentially loss of your vision. the danger is very real. and if you think about it, it's because on a normal day no eclipse you look at the sun for a few seconds. it's too bright. you can't stare at it but in a partial solar eclipse you can be lulled that you can look for longer than normal. even some minutes and really do damage so amazon very, very concerned. they put out this statement overnight saying we ask third-party sellers that were offering solar eclipse glasses to provide actual documentation to verify their products were compliant with relevant safety standards. sellers who did not provide the
appropriate documentation have been removed and customers who purchased from them were notified last week and they've -- amazon also even offered to issue refunds to many of tse customers who purchased these. >> counterfeits out there. >> how does that affect your eyes. >> let's go to medicine and science of the eye a little bit 101. if you think of the eye like a big magnifying glass its job is to take that light and registers it in the back of the eye and magnifies an image we see. when it can be burned which is a condition called solar retinopathy. if you look at this image, these are burns on the back of the retina, that little yellow dot there is a burn that can cause permanent damage and that might not give you any pain because there are no pain sensors in the back of the retina. all you would see is blurred vision a couple hours later. last night i spoke to dr. jack dugan. he said they are very concerned that people are going to either
use the wrong glasses or look up at the sun and do some real damage. >> aren't some hospitals giving out some glasses. >> they are. they are. you thought we were doing a scene from "scandal" and i would interrogate you here. i want to just show you. >> here we go. >> you'll answer everything i ask you. just like they do on "scandal." so these are counterfeit. these are real. i want you to pick up these on the side. this is a pair here. a real one. now, this is the way that you can tell if you're using real glasses when you put them on first of all let's say in your kitchen, everything should look black, right. everything is black. nothing should get through. if you look at let's say a 60 or 100-watt bulb. do you see that film. you can look at it. that's how you know these are real. >> weird. yes. >> look into the light, robin. the lightbulb. when you see the filament you know you need to use an unfrosted bulb. these are real and i might go to charleston to see the eclipse.
people need to be careful. >> why don't i just wear my sunglasses. >> it doesn't block the uv rays and there are no pain sensors on the back of the eye so this is not going to hurt you but it will damage your vision so take it seriously. >> please do. full approved list of glasses on our website and tune in next monday for full coverage of the eclipse. david will be anchoring our live special at 1:00 p.m. eastern on abc. make sure you have glasses, david. >> only if i can get those glasses, robin. she's still looking for the light. cannot wait for that next week monday, you can watch from your own home if you don't make it to one of those areas. cannot wait. right now we turn to a new parenting trend. moms and dads using crowdfunding sites to raise money to spend more time with their infants without the stress of returning to their work. rebecca jarvis has more. >> the u.s. is the only developed country without any sort of national parental leave policy.
just 12% of private sector workers here have access to paid family leave through their companies and now some parents are taking this new increasingly common step to crowdfund their time off to bond and care for their newborn. lisa taylor is well prepared to become a mom. the new nursery in her florida home is already filled with items from her baby registry. but at the top of that list a unique request. extended maternity leave. lisa and her husband josh are asking friends and family to crowdfund their time off with the new baby. >> i'm going to be out of work and that's going to be a big chunk of our combined income. >> reporter: thousands of parents like lisa and josh are turning to crowdfunding sites like baby list, plumfund and gofundme seeking financial help to subsidize parental leave. >> families ask for between $500 and $10,000. on average people are asking for $2,000 to $3,000.
>> reporter: the united states is the only advanced country where paid leave isn't government sponsored. under the current federal law new mothers can take off 12 weeks, but only 13% of them will get any compensation. taylor and ross desperately wanted that bonding time and started saving up early before they got the news their son aidan would be born nine weeks early. >> i left work going to a doctor's appointment and didn't come back for three months. >> reporter: taylor had developed preeclampsia and had to be induced and turned to gofundme. how did you make the decision to crowdfund the maternity leave? >> gofundme had been a thought. it had been something that was brought up but ross was a little hesitant about it. >> ross, what were your biggest reservations. >> these are intimate details of our lives that we were sort of putting out there for family, friends, public consumption. so it occurred to me that my pride, our privacy don't
outweigh taylor and aidan getting the chance that they need to spend time together at this most crucial part of our lives. >> and they got that crucial time together. i asked taylor and ross would they do it again, would they crowdfund their parental leave and they said, yes, absolutely. both congressional democrats and the trump administration have proposals on the table that could guarantee families some paid time off. that could begin as early as next year and for many families it can't come soon enough. >> makes such a difference, too >> have that time. to have that time, all right, rebecca, thanks very much. we want to get over to ginger. >> you have to listen very clhat ginger has to say. >> yes, because i oswill aelctu be joining david for next monday's eclipse. this is exciting news, guys, the total solar eclipse is happening. we've got a little forecast ahead of time. a few clouds, looks like it could change, more than a week away. nashville and charleston looking good. lesser known visual phenomenon about to happen on our maps only for the next five months, this
area here in the southwest, right about here and then this area right about here are going to have a shadow for my belly because i'm pregnant. there's adrian. just a cute picture of him. adrian very excited. we're very excited. >> yippee. >> i apologize. >> another baby. >> another boy. >> another boy? >> another boy. all boys. yeah. >> going to be a great big brother. >> he's going to be so, so good. >> here he is. >> there he is already asking to hold his little brother. >> so february 2018. i'll see you then. >> how you been feeling. >> i feel good. but i got to get my day job done. >> come on, really. you're five months. >> five months left. it's going to get big. that's why i had to tell everybody. because it's already happening.
>> ginger, congratulations! >> yes, congratulations. you, ben and adrian and, you know, we'll help you right now coming upstairs to get our hug then we'll help you because this is something you'll need in a few years getting your kids ready to go back to school. we're in the mode with our new series be your best back to school edition, mom.me editor ericka souter is here with great tips. thanks for joining us. >> yes. [ applause ]
>> now, what is the key to starting the term off right is sleeping. getting kids back to bedtimes because summer, they've been sleeping, going to bed late, waking up late. how can we get them back on track. >> ease them into it. letting them stay up to 11 every night, the night before school starts you can't say go to bed at 7:30 or 8:00. two weeks before or a week before, every day make bedtime a little earlier so they're ready when they have to, you know, go to sleep on time. >> you have to explain them too. it's not a punishment. >> they'll be annoyed. they had fun all summer. if you have a late waker, you have a kid that likes to sleep in. start getting him up earlier and earlier every day. >> routines are critical. >> especially bedtime routines. want an hour before bedtime ideally cut off electronics. no running around. let their bodies relax. let their mind relax. have a little one, read a story to them. older kid, they can read by
themselves and give them an alarm clock so they can take responsibility for their bedtime and wake-up time and mom and dads are alarms forever. >> another countdown to class prepares them is going to see the doctor. >> oh, going to the see the doctor is key. a lot of kids want a proof of an annual physical and make sure vaccinations are up to date. do that before school starts. >> getting ready emotionally. got stuff for that. after summer off time, how do you prepare them for what's about to come. >> homework is coming. >> winter is coming. >> i know, exactly. a lot of schools will send home summer packs where they do the work before the first day of school. if you're like me i shove that to the side and don't think about it till now. every couple every day we do a couple of sheets to be prepared. if your school did not send home a packet you can buy things from amazon or book stores to get them back in that mode.
a refresher. much needed. >> you're sleeping welt. you're ready to learn. you're back on track and healthy. how do you keep all those schedules straight. >> oh, my gosh, well, i mean it is maddening with all of the games, recitals and all the things that families have to do it's great to have a family calendar. now you can have something like this where you put it on or you can do a google calendar. mine does a google calendar, saves me a lot of questions like when is this, when is that? >> we're all over that. ericka souter, thank you very much. as your family gets ready to go back to school and work, how to manage the stress. we all have it and how to use it to your advantage. stay right there. we'll be back.
good morning, it's 8:27 i'm reggie aqui from abc 7 mornings. police are investigating a shooting at lou ellen boulevard near i-880. one person was shot in the head overnight. the victim is in the hospital in critical condition. right now, southbound lesan on the interstate are closed. alexis joins us now to show us what's happening. >> it's major gridlock in the area. the good news, i just heard from amy who's on the scene, they're making a lot of progress, they could get this wrapped up in the next 30 to 40 minutes. you can see you're jammed for about 5 miles. hop on bart this morning, we don't have any issues there.
our news app. join natasha, mike and ♪oin natasha, mike and these two got a little bit of a workout. that's a little bit of a hike to come back up here. way to go. >> use the stairs or elevator. >> oh. >> we used the proper mode of transportation to get back. >> good answer. >> we saw ginger when we got out of the elevator. we had to give her a hug and kiss. that is amazing. we're so happy for ginger and her family. her expanding family. congratulations to ginger again. [ applause ] and we got to tell you, welcome, everybody out there. great to have you here in studio with us all. great in-studio audience. [ applause ] it is monday, so i have a good bet that a lot of people in your office will talk about "game of thrones" this morning. is that fair to say? i would say it is. but what if you don't watch the show. "the washington post" wrote
about how nonfans are coping. now that the season is in full swing. what do you do if you haven't seen the most popular tv show or movie? do you fake it? >> you can't fake it with that show. >> no. >> do you opt for the smile and nod. >> smile and nod. >> i just smile and nod. >> or do you admit you have no idea what they're talking about. >> all of the above. >> which one? what kind of person -- if you're in the office, they're talking about some show you've never seen are you like, oh, yeah, that was good. i liked that scene a lot. >> you can't get away with it in the news business. they'll question you, what did you think when that happened. >> what an embarrassing thing to lie about. i'm sorry, dude. i didn't see it. >> "game of thrones," i watched the first three seasons with -- i couldn't keep -- i could keep up at the time but i feel like i'd have to do way too much. >> and the dragons, yeah. >> winter is coming. that's all i know. >> i just admit i haven't watched it. i haven't watched it since season two. >> i'm not a nonfan.
i just haven't watched it yet. >> talking about "game of thrones" but has there ever been anything you kind of -- >> who just saw "la la land." >> i didn't just see -- >> i thought -- >> no, you said earlier, a lot of people would fake it with "la la land" and the dancing was amazing. >> i thought you said you -- >> i would just go see the movie so i wouldn't have to lie to them. but there's things in the past where i said, oh, yeah, that was great. >> to move on. >> just to get it over with. >> i understand. >> like we should move on from this topic. >> getting uncomfortable in here. >> i could have sworn you just saw "la la land." >> who went to the beach? you did? so have you noticed this phenomenon that's happening. you probably heard of manspreading where there were stories we did where men -- >> i literally close my legs
when you said it. >> as soon as i said that you closed it on the subway where it shouldn't be men but people spread out. now i guess this is spread to the beaches and they're calling it -- the phenomenon beachspreading where people are packing up their homes and going to the beach and tents like this and umbrellas and doing multiple blankets even though there's only three people setting up five or six blankets so they have some space. that is beachspreading and towns in new jersey are saying, you need to stop. you know, you're welcome to ou beaches but -- >> that's fine there. >> a little -- >> i don't mind that but it was like the camper. >> when they say no beachspreading. they say no beachspreading. what can you do? are they limiting? >> a towel. a towel, maybe a cooler. back in the day. >> maybe a radio. >> now you're dating yourself. boom box. >> the towns mentioned belmar,
new jersey, avon by the sea, long beach,seaside heights alre these rules in place and the mayor of belmar says the tents take up a lot of space on a crowded beach. some have size that prohibits the lifeguards from seeing swimmers. that would be a probntm.more than three feet high and three feet wide. do you need something bigger than that. >> if you're going to stay in your tent, why don't you stay at home. >> when you're in a hotel and the pool and someone takes up all the chairs. that's the one -- i'm like, come on. >> this is worse -- >> where they drop one magazine. >> and then they show up at 3:00 in the afternoon. >> i'll hbet.es you know too much about that for somebody who never did it. [ laughter ] >> i have young children. >> i was going to say it. all right. lara, that was good. thank you, guys. you guys are awesome. i love it. i love these open topics. >> i do too. stay right there.
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"gma," live. a very happy monday morning here on "good morning america" back in times square. a very pleasant morning. very nice. going to get a little warmer this week but i found one of the sweetest faces. what's your name? >> lulu. >> which i love that name, lulu, you're from virginia. when do you start school? >> near august. >> pretty soon. can you show me your first morning of school face? see, she likes it. i like school too. likes the big picture. good morning, i'm mike nicco. the mist and drizzle starts drying at noon. notice the cloudses linger, so do the cool temperatures. 61 at the coast. 64 to 69 around the >> all that weather brough you by t-mobile. up to rotot bin now. >> oh, she's really glowing. ginger told us she's expecting her second baby. [ cheers and applause ] i know.
we're going to say it for the next five months. now to our new series stress busters helping you get you back into work mode without the anxiety. this expert and our author of "kicking sick," amy kurtz here. so wonderful to have amy back with us along with angela benton, the author of "revival." we'll speak to both of them. what stress really is. stress is a part of life. sometimes in small doses it can be enjoyable like riding a roller coaster, watching sports or even a scary movie. it can help you perform better at work or during an athletic event but too much stress can have harmful effects on the body. think of cooking. without enough heat the food remains raw and inedible and too much, it burns out. the same thing with your body and stress, the trick is to stay cool under fire. but what is stress anyway? >> stress is any nonspecific
demand placed upon the body, any demand that makes the brain go, uh-oh and jump into action. >> reporter: stress triggers range from external things like problems at work or a family member's illness to internal issues like worry, fear and self-doubt. let's take a closer look inside the human body so we can see firsthand exactly what stress is. >> stress begins and ends in the brain when our brain notices something then it signals to every organ in our body to turn on. our heart beats faster so we have the risk of high blood pressure. we release blood glucose into the system so it increases the risk of diabetes. >> reporter: in a milder form, the stress response can help you concentrate and perform better but when does stress become harmful? >> what really hurts people is the chronic stress. it increases the risk of cardiovascular disease like having a heart attack or having a stroke and increases the risk of diabetes and high cholesterol. >> reporter: the good news is if
you get in tune with what stresses you out you can create a plan to manage stress and make it work for you. all right. so now we have a better understanding of stress. want to find out how stressed our audience is and gave everyone a paddle and have the words agree or disagree on either side so when i ask you three questions and answer thusly. do you consider yourself a workaholic? do you consider yourself a workaholic? okay. all right. are you having trouble -- put them down. are you having trouble sleeping? agree or disagree? ooh. there are a lot of agrees. a lot of disagrees. oh, young ns. they're skewing it back there with those so young. are you easily irritated? what are you irritated about? you're like 5 years old. what are you irritated about? but you see it falls along not only gender and age. we have what we call a stress-o-meter.
let's see it and it kind of indicates that our audience is pretty moderate. kind of moderate -- good for you guys. [ applause ] nice. u yo, ow are we're having this conversation. and there's a new study out. over a quarter of american workers say they do not have enough time to perform daily work tasks. 50% say they perform some work in their free time. what is going on here? >> so important to start the conversation on stress because we are so overstimulated. we wake up in the morning and we're in go mode and by the end of the day when we get into bed we're typically still in go mode. this puts our body in a state of fight or flight or survival and when we're in this survival state, we aren't able to hear the body signal to us telling it's stressed which could be overwhelmed, anxiety, exhaustion, irritability, et cetera.
so it's so important that we create personal rituals for ourselves like developing meditation practice, taking three deep breaths to take a mini vacation for yourself. movement, an attitude of gratitude. whatever it is to give you the space to slow down so that you can tune out the outside world and all of its distractions and tune in to your body and how it's feeling. >> i have a thorough believe in movement. you, my friend, ceo of a tech company, mother of thee and it wasn't until you were diagnosed with cancer that you looked around and said, boy, i've got to change things. >> yeah, i was one of those people that amy was talking about. i was in go mode. i mean, i would wake up, i would be exhausted but like everyone i would just drink coffee to push myself through the day. i mean sometimes i would go the whole day and have one meal like a banana at breakfast and i
really just didn't have a lot of boundaries between my personal life and my professional life. >> how did you change that? >> well, one of the things i did was i established a morning routine. so most of us have morning routines but this morning routine is for me, nobody else. and i spend about two hours every morning just focusing on meditating, praying, things that are going to fill me up and make sure i'm okay. >> if your morning routine could include "good morning america," we would appreciate that, as well. just saying. no stress. no stress. so let's break it down here beginning with our environment, amy. >> so our environment is a piece of the puzzle for how we can destress and set ourselves up to survive or thrive and not just survive. so think about your home as your sanctuary what i like to call your zen den, so it's important to bring in decorations that make you feel happy and serene, choose muted colors, create a space that really sets it up for restorative rest and that's really important.
and then you have your office which most of us have to work but what we don't realize is that we have a lot more power over our environment than we think. so it's important to create your office to be a happy space. this means bringing in meaningful objects that bring you warmth when you see them, things that pique your imagination and a good inspirational quote. >> plants? >> plants have proven health benefits and air purifiers and very calming so bringing in soothing nature into somewhat sterile environment is really good for us and you can also throw in some fresh flowers. beautiful to look at but the power of aroamic scent can >> what is your suggest? >> like i said, establish a selfish morning routine where you focus on yourself and it
doesn't really have to be meditating or prayer. if you like working out, it's whatever that is beneficial to you and the second thing is a mindful to do list. i think we're all familiar probably with making to do lists but we usually make them for our business life or personal life. i recommend making two. one for business and one for personal and include things on your personal to do list like talking to your parents, going out with friends, reading a book. things that are good for your own personal development that allow you to uncharge and -- from work. >> angela, amy, great to see you again. thank you both so much. glad that you're doing as well as you are. >> thank you, thank you. >> and coming up we have the breakout cast of "patti cake$." they are here live. back now with the cast of they are here live.
take a look. >> patricia, i got it. >> you know your old lady was a real piece of "a" back in the day. >> i still got it. one more. >> seriously? >> don't you want your ma to have a nice time tonight? [ applause ] >> it is great to have danielle macdonald, cathy moriarty here with us and bridget everett. you describe it as "eight mile," "rocky" and "rudy" all tied up in one. what makes you describe it like that? >> it's about a dreamer and obviously hip-hop music and then she's a fighter so it's like -- plus all my favorite kinds of movies. >> i agree. i'm a big fan of all those. danielle, you're from australia. >> yeah. >> you had to learn a new jersey accent. >> i did. >> which is tough and on top of that you had to learn to rap. so what was more difficult for you?
>> learning how to rap with the jersey accent because like a double tongue twister. it was insane. >> it's kind of hard to work with a jersey accent when you're learning it to be honest with you. this movie was all the buzz at sundance and compared your performance to jennifer lawrence's breakout and now you'll be in a movie with jennifer aniston coming up so how has this been for you? >> crazy, overwhelming but really exciting and i don't know. it's just great to be able to experience it with these guys. they went through it with me. >> and, cathy, there is a karaoke scene and it was at a karaoke bar where your mom used to go and you took her to set one day. what did she think of it? >> i grew up in that area but i actually was going to stalk bridget because she was have ago a big scene that day so i picked up my mom who lives near there and -- i live in southampton and went and stalked bridget to get a peek of what she was doing and brought my mom and she was like,
oh, you spent many a night here, cathy and i was like, yes, i did. it was like our place that we hung out. >> like a full circle moment. >> full circle for sure. you got your start -- you got your start doing karaoke. >> that's right. a lot of people think karaoke is sad but i think it's wonderful. >> i love karaoke. nothing better than two cocktails and karaoke. cathy, they made you look 20 years older in the movie and you had to rap. when this part came your way did you have any apprehensions? >> no, because i had the privilege of working with the director previously on a short called "outlaws" and i knew he was brilliant and to me he was like my new scorsese so when they asked me to play it i never thought about it. i'll do anything for you. when i read the script it was so heartfelt to me and i loved the message about dreams and pursuing them and it's three generations of women and
everybody had a loss and how you pull together. it just was heartfelt. >> and danielle, you're a rapper now so when is the album coming out? >> never. no, i mean i rap as patti and i'm leaving it with patti. i could never -- i don't have the confidence to do that in my real life but it was a lot of fun to be able to play. >> well, i tell you what now you're great in the movie. all of you are great. you say you don't have the confidence. you fake it till you make it. >> i was faking it. >> you did a great job. congratulations. it's "patti cake$" and hits theaters on friday. make sure you go check it out. thank you, ladies. we'll be right back. ♪ ♪ hey, is this our turn? honey...our turn? yeah, we go left right here. (woman vo) great adventures are still out there.
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good morning, it's 8:59 on this monday. i-80 in san leandro was backed up for hours this morning, it's opening back up as we speak. >> that's the good news. part of it, we still have some bad news, we have a major backup that's going to take a while to unwind. you're down to two miles an hour. i suggest an alternate route. bart is an option as well. let's check in with mike nicco. we're mainly cloudy out there, a few peeks of sunshine in our inland areas. on our way to mid to upper 60s on the coast, most of the bay, and low to upper 70s inland.