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call or click today. ever good morning, america. new overnight, the white house responds to those bombshell indictments calling the russia investigation distracting as two of the president's former top campaign staffers wake up under house arrest and a former campaign adviser pleads guilty to lying about his contacts with russian operatives. who could be the next target of the investigation? the president's attorney is here live only on "gma." state of emergency. that dangerous storm pounding the east coast sweeping away a home. now leaving hundreds of thousands without power. forcing halloween to be postponed. saved by a surfer. this boat flipping over, the captain trapped in rough waters on the verge of drowning, when a 13-year-old hero hears his cry for help. we take you inside the incredible rescue. ♪ are you ready for it and are you ready for it?
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halloween taking over times square. can we top this? you won't believe the tricks and treats in store. plus, the "stranger things" cast here live for a halloween like never before. ♪ ♪ in the middle of the night good morning, america. happy halloween. >> ooh. i'm a little scared this morning. used to get scared in the elevator coming down. somebody used to jump out at you. >> that's true. >> but it's always a big morning here on "gma." and ginger couldn't even wait, already dressed up outside with our crowd in times square. >> look at that. that's the cutest little pumpkin you've ever seen. we will have much more all ahead but first, of course, the white house facing new fallout from those bombshell indictments. special counsel robert mueller announcing charges against three of president trump's former advisers in connection with the russia investigation. >> 12 counts potentially decades
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in prison for the president's former campaign chair paul manafort and his deputy, rick gates. both men pled not guilty in court. perhaps more significant the guilty plea from campaign foreign policy adviser george papadopoulos. in that plea, he details months of contacts with russians and others in the trump campaign. he has been secretly cooperating with the special counsel since his arrest in july. our team in washington covering every angle of the story and our chief white house correspondent jonathan karl starts us off. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, robin. the president is just now responding on twitter to the news that his former policy adviser, george papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to investigators about his contacts with russians during the campaign. he said, few people knew the young, low level volunteer named george, who has already proven to be a liar. president trump emerged from the white house to trick or treat.
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but he made no comment on the indictment of the man who ran his campaign. his chief of staff, however, told laura ingraham on fox news most of the white house staff isn't concerned. >> i think the staff is very comfortable with simply serving the nation, the vast majority of the staff would have nothing to do with any of this kind of thing. >> reporter: but kelly also made it clear the white house wants mueller to finish his investigation quickly. >> it would seem that they're towards the end of the witness pile, and i don't know how much longer it could possibly go on but we're in great hopes it wraps up. it is very distracting to the president as it would be to any citizen to be investigated. >> reporter: the indictment of former campaign chairman paul manafort and his deputy rick gates makes no mention of the trump campaign. potentially more serious, though, is the guilty plea from george papadopoulos. a former foreign policy adviser to the trump campaign who acknowledged contacting russian operatives to get dirt on hillary clinton. and then lying about it. the white house said papadopoulos played an unpaid
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and very limited role during the campaign. but then-candidate trump once personally praised papadopoulos in a "washington post" interview. >> george papadopoulos, he's an oil and energy consultant, excellent guy. >> reporter: and soon after he shared the photo of the two at the same table in a march 31st national security meeting. >> we've been saying from day one there's been no evidence of trump/russia collusion and nothing in the indictment today changes that at all. >> reporter: but the george papadopoulos agreement is about the campaign. it is specifically about the campaign. >> it has nothing to do with the activities of the campaign. it has to do with his failure to tell the truth. >> reporter: as for the president himself, he took to twitter to say the special counsel should really be investigating hillary clinton. sorry, but this is years ago, before paul manafort was part of the trump campaign. but why aren't crooked hillary and the dems the focus? the white house press secretary was asked if the president would consider issuing pardons for paul manafort and rick gates.
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she said it's too early to be in talking about pardons, but george, the white house is certainly not ruling it out. >> did not rule it out at all. jon, thanks very much. more on george papadopoulos. the trump campaign adviser who pled guilty to lying to the fbi about his contacts with the russians during the campaign. his agreement lays out months of contacts with russia and top campaign officials. our chief investigative correspondent brian ross here with the details. good morning, brian. >> reporter: good morning, george. the russia investigation now has its first turncoat or whistle-blower among the president's men and women and the question this morning is who might he bring down? 30-year-old george papadopoulos has emerged from obscurity with the best evidence yet of possible collusion between the trump campaign and the russians. ♪ >> reporter: it was one week after the inauguration of the 45th president that campaign adviser, george papadopoulos, met with fbi agents and proceeded to deny over and over that he had any dealings with the russians. donald trump himself had consistently denied any connection too as in this
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exchange with abc's cecilia vega. >> did you or anyone in your campaign have any contact with russia leading up to or during the campaign? nothing at all? >> reporter: not at all, he said, but papadopoulos knew better, and now has admitted he lied to the fbi. that, in fact, shortly after becoming part of the trump and national security team seen in this campaign photo he met with two suspected russian agents and that within a month the campaign adviser went to london and was offered dirt on hillary clinton with thousands of e-mails by his russian connections. >> connections that would be involved with crimes that were committed by the russian government that are designed to help one campaign over the other. >> reporter: the white house is now claiming papadopoulos was just an unpaid adviser with a minor role in the campaign. >> no activity was ever done in an official capacity on behalf of the campaign in that regard. >> reporter: yet according to
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the court documents, papadopoulos reported to four senior campaign officials or advisers who offered encouragement with one telling him in an e-mail, great work. it was just six weeks after papadopoulos was in touch with his russian connections that another group of russians went to trump tower and also offered dirt on hillary to donald trump jr., son-in-law jared kushner and campaign chairman paul manafort. trump junior says nothing came of it but that meeting too is under investigation by the special counsel, george. >> brian, papadopoulos arrested back in july and they called him in the pleading agreement a proactive cooperator. that suggests he could have been wearing a wire for these last months. >> that is a time tested technique the fbi use, people like this part of an alleged conspiracy to contact those in the conspiracy to see if they will implicate themselves. >> brian ross, thanks very much. all right, guys. that 12-count indictment against manafort and adviser rick gates makes no mention of collusion with russia, but it could potentially be used as leverage in the special counsel's investigation. our senior justice correspondent pierre thomas has more from washington and, pierre, manafort and gates are now out of custody
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but under house arrest and could face -- we're talking serious jail time if convicted. >> reporter: robin, good morning. that's right. they're under house arrest and if convicted could face up to 20 years in prison and you're right. that sweeping 12-count indictment makes no allegations about collusion with the russians, but what the special counsel does do is argue that manafort engaged in a massive money laundering campaign to hide income made from doing business with ukrainian officials who had alleged ties to russia. the fbi says manafort laundered $18 million to finance a, quote, lavish lifestyle including spending $6.4 million on three homes in new york and virginia and over a million dollars on clothes. his attorney denies any wrongdoing basically calling mueller's case a sham. but make no mistake, former prosecutors tell us one of mueller's goals is to see if manafort or gates will cooperate, robin. >> with all that we've seen so far with the indictments and the plea agreement, it's clear that a very broad net has been cast by mueller.
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>> reporter: that's right. it could include any member of the campaign with any connections to the russians, michael flynn, for example, remains under intense investigation. bottom line, robin, in this case when the fbi comes knocking, you better be telling the truth because they probably know a lot more than they think you know. >> that's true. all right, pierre, thanks. let's bring in the president's attorney, jay sekulow. thanks for joining us again this morning. >> thank you. >> the president's team on several occasions denied any contacts with the russians during the campaign. the president said he had nothing to do with russia but from this plea agreement yesterday we know that russians reached out to papadopoulos because he was a campaign adviser, they discussed these thousands of e-mails and dirt on hillary clinton that papadopoulos remained in regular contact with russians and also with top campaign officials, so is the president prepared now to retract those denials of any contact? >> no, here's what you have, i mean you've got to look at the context when you mention, george, the document, the charging document. and in it, it says in paragraph
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21, section c, the trips -- this all led up to this purported trip that was going to take place between russian officials and russian campaign officials and what does it say? this is the government's document -- the trip proposed by defendant papadopoulos did not take place. >> yeah, but that document also says -- hold on, hold on right there. that document also says that he was encouraged to take that trip by a top campaign official sam clovis who is now a white house adviser, so he was encouraged to take that trip even though it doesn't happen and it details months of contacts with the russians before that and months of contacts with high campaign officials. >> yeah, and, again, the charge of what was a violation of the law here was not proposed meetings with individuals, a professor that was russian based. i think they met initially in london. the charge of what got george papadopoulos in trouble was that he lied to the fbi agent. >> about his contacts with the russians. >> yes, no question. that's what -- yes, that's what is in the charging document, george. that was part of the plea agreement, but the position that the administration has advocated and the position that it continues to advocate and i
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think, by the way, as it continues to advocate as you look at the manafort plea, no mention of anything to do with the campaign there. in their charging document, the indictment with regard to papadopoulos, he was as sarah sanders said yesterday he was a volunteer with the campaign served on one of the committees. you've been involved in campaigns. there are a lot of these committees. he was evidently according to the documents that the government has filed -- he was in contact with individuals that purported to be somehow involved with russia or the russian government. not clear from the documents what they actually were. the end result is that the meeting doesn't take place so what you this is all this conversation about collusion. remember this, collusion in and of itself, there's no crime of collusion. what is a violation of law here, i go back to that for george papadopoulos, the violation of the law, george -- >> clearly. but collusion is cooperation -- >> -- not condoned by the administration. >> collusion is cooperation, and that's what he was doing with russians b you i wa russian, but i want to get back
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to that meeting he had with president trump and put that picture back up again march 31st of 2016. according to the document he said at that meeting with president trump that he could set up a meeting with mr. putin. what was mr. trump's reaction to that? >> i don't know. i wasn't there and i have not talked to the president about that so i don't know. i do know this, the meeting that was being proposed did not take place. and that's clear in the government submission that they filed in the federal court. >> you spoke to mr. trump yesterday, correct? >> yes. >> what was his reaction to these indictments and this plea agreement? >> well, let me say a couple things on that, first of all i won't give you obviously my conversations with the president of the united states. they're attorney/client privilege. i will tell you this, it was -- i gave him as we do as lawyers a kind of an analysis of what we had seen that morning with regard to the public document. all i'm giving you is what we saw which is the public documents, the indictment of paul manafort and richard gates and we discussed that with him. that was it. there's a story that has been posted i think on one of the
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other networks that says there was this meeting with all the lawyers and the residents for hours, and i just want to say that that's not true. that did not take place. we had a conversation with the president, discussed what the charges looked like and that was it. i obviously won't discuss any more -- anything else related to attorney/client privilege. that was the nature of the discussion. >> let me ask you something else then. >> sure. >> the campaign chair and his deputy charged with laundering millions of dollars, $75 million in the documents, so given that does he regret hiring paul manafort? >> well, remember this, paul manafort was brought into the campaign for a period of time. he was the campaign chairman, his primary focus was the delegate issue. don't forget, george, he was ultimately terminated by the president, by the then-nominee. because of the discussions that started coming up with regard to the ukraine that started becoming information that was a distraction to the campaign and the administration then was -- then the campaign took action, removed him as the chairman so it wasn't as if this went on and when information became available nothing was done. it was.
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the president terminated -- >> two -- >> paul manafort's position. >> two final questions. can you say definitively that the president has ruled out firing robert mueller? >> met let me say this, and i have said this. there is no conversation regarding firing robert mueller. and there's no basis to fire robert mueller. >> are you ruling it out? >> -- anything that we've seen. i will say this, the president has not indicated to me or to anyone else that i work with that he's had any intent of terminating robert mueller and the way it would work, you could only terminate a special counsel for cause and we just don't see any basis for cause. >> no intent. they're not ruling it out. how about pardons, is he ruling that out? >> i have not had a conversation with the president regarding pardons and pardons are not on the table. >> jay sekulow, thank you very much for your time this morning. >> thanks, george. >> all right, so let's bring in our chief legal analyst, dan abrams. you were listening intently. >> yeah. >> what jumped out at you most? >> so it's important to remember what's significant here and what's not significant here. it's not that significant at
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this point exactly what papadopoulos did, even what manafort or gates did in the context of the big picture question of was there collusion. what do i mean by that? the key question, what did the trump campaign officials do? every time a question is asked about, well, what did the campaign officials do, the answer is, well, this is what papadopoulos has been -- this is what he's pleading to or this is what manafort is charged with. those are important and -- but they don't go to the ultimate question of what did the campaign officials do? what did they say in response, et cetera, and that's what you have to be focusing on. >> manafort and gates pleaded not guilty. but does this mean they are not cooperating with the investigation? >> it means they're not cooperating enough. if they are cooperating they did cooperate -- they're certainly going to cooperate now. if they did cooperate at any point, we don't know but they certainly didn't cooperate enough to get a plea deal. >> let's tie the two things together. one of the things we know from the papadopoulos agreement we believe the high campaign officials he was in contact with include paul manafort and likely
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rick gates as well so if you tie together the idea that he may have information on them with the indictments of manafort and gates, it's another way to get more pressure on them to cooperate going forward. >> that's right. but it is fair for the administration to say that the manafort and gates indictments don't relate to russia and they don't relate to trump meaning they're about money. i shouldn't say they don't relate to russia. they don't relate to the trump campaign because they're about things that happened before then. the question when you look at the big picture is a separate issue. >> all right, dan, thank you very much. shake my hand. >> i always like shaking your hand. >> i love shaking your hand. we're going to turn to tonight's world series showdown, everybody. everything the on the line for the dodgers. the astros one win away from their first championship ever and t.j. holmes is outside dodger stadium in l.a. hey, t.j. >> reporter: hey, good morning to you, stra, and the astros should feel pretty good, right?
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not just because they're up three games to two, but they got their stud on the mound tonight. big game pitcher justin verlander one of the best in baseball for a long time. he has been great for the astros. he has only been with the team for about two months, since he came over in a late season trade, and since then, what has he done since he's come to the astros? he has not lost a single game, guys, including in these playoffs so that's how good they should feel right now, but, hey, the dodgers should feel pretty good as well. and this is why, strahan. because guess who had the best home record in all of baseball this year? you got it, these dodgers so they're glad to be coming home. >> there is no place like home. >> there is no place like home to get a hard win, but what would this victory mean, t.j., for the astros? it's the city that's been through so much this year. >> reporter: yeah. it would not just be the first world series in their franchise in their history but they have been taking on that houston strong mantra since that city was devastated by hurricane harvey. they wear the patches that say strong on their uniforms during this postseason but a lot of these guys were affected, their own families as well and would
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really take that on, and it would mean a lot for a city that needs to smile right now. >> i know what it meant to new orleans when the saints won the super bowl after katrina. it means a lot. we'll watch tonight. let's get the halloween forecast from ginger. >> more than 700,000 people are still without power so halloween has actually been postponed in parts of new england. especially massachusetts to maine because maine has had more power outages than they did in the ice storm in the late '90s. pretty nice weather overall for most of the country today. the tuesday trivia now brought to you by petsmart. good morning and happy
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halloween. i'm lbc7 news meteorologist mike nicco. brighter, calmer, and warmer today, nothing spooky there, almost average through tuesday, and two storms hit us friday through monday. today upper 50s along the coast, 62 to 67 arnold the bay, about 67 to 71 inland. tonight, temperatures drop down, range from about 42 in santa rosa to about 52 in san francisco. temperatures this evening will be in the coming up, as kevin spacey faces new backlash over that sexual misconduct allegation, the big announcement from "house of cards" and new fallout in hollywood. and everybody get ready. our halloween spooktacular is taking over times square. everybody is out there, superkids everywhere. ♪ i need a hero , use an over-pronounced washing technique for dramatic effect. they also know you need to get your annual check-up.
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thanks for join us. i'm natasha zouves from "abc7 mornings." a state employee is in critical condition following an attempted robbery this morning in a san francisco location. both men got into a fight during which the suspect's dog bit the employee several times. the suspect also stabbed the employee in the back before taking off. he was later arrested. a check of your commute with sue hall. good morning. >> good morning. big problems on the bay bridge. traffic is stacked up not just because of the metering lites. we had motorcycle down inside the tunnel. everything has been cleared now. only one lane is blocked, but you can still see traffic is stacked up. it's 40 minutes to get from the backup at the maze into san francisco so i would take
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a little bit of fog around novato, otherwise clear. 41 in novato and fairfield, ukiah 42, napa, san ramon 48 to 58 in san jose. trick or treat forecast looks great. going to be a touch cool once the sun goes down. we'll be in the mid to upper 50s. have fun. my accuweather seven-day forecast, nothing spooky until friday when the first storm comes in and the second storm comes in sunday. both of those, natasha, are light. looks good to me. coming up, the dramatic moments caught on tape of a boat capsizing off the coast of florida. it sent a man into the water. the unlikely rescuer who jumped in to save him is next on "gma."
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>> a big shoutout to our staff and crew. they have worked very hard. the stets, the costumes and all of it. of it. >> all coming up. right now as the russia investigation intensifies two of president trump's former campaign advisers are under house arrest and could get decades in prison. facebook is now revealing russian-linked content may have reached as many as 126 million people during the election, and representatives will testify about that in the senate today. former president obama celebrating halloween today. hundreds of leaders will gather to try to find creative solutions to community problems and chance the rapper set to perform at the two-day event. we begin this half hour though, with the growing backlash for kevin spacey amid that sexual misconduct accusation. netflix announcing the end of "house of cards" and spacey also losing an award. isn't that right? >> that's right, robin. we all know kevin spacey has been one of the most praised actors in hollywood. but this morning he is now facing a storm of criticism on social media and beyond.
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>> reporter: this morning, kevin spacey in a drama of his own. the "house of cards" star under fire following allegations of sexual misconduct. >> and this chamber chooses to debate me? >> reporter: overnight, netflix and the studio behind the hit political drama saying both are deeply troubled by the accusations against the actor. the show announcing monday the season currently being filmed will be its last. netflix says the end of "house of cards" is not related to sunday's accusations. but spacey is already experiencing fallout in hollywood. the international academy announcing overnight it will no longer honor spacey with a founders emmy at an upcoming awards show. >> it remains to be seen what damage this will do to kevin spacey's career. when these kind of sexual harassment accusations come up typically there is quite a backlash and kevin spacey is no exception. >> reporter: the two-time academy award winning actor has a number of projects due in the
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upcoming months including ridley scott's "all the money in the world." the sony production reportedly set to release in december in the heart of awards season. spacey also under fire for his reaction to actor anthony rapp's allegations that when he was just 14, one year before he starred in "adventures in baby-sitting" spacey made sexual advances toward him after a party when they were both on broadway. spacey was 26. spacey apologizing on twitter saying, he was beyond horrified to hear rapp's story but also using the same apology to open up about his sexual orientation, writing, in my life i have had relationships with both men and women. i choose now to live as a gay man. that statement drawing fire. many saying addressing his sexuality was a tactic he was using to distance himself from the allegations of abuse of a minor. glaad's president sending this tweet writing, coming out stories should not be used to deflect from allegations of
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sexual assault. the final season of "house of cards" is right now in production and netflix says spacey is not currently on the set, but executives have met with the cast and crew to ensure that they feel, quote, safe and supported. >> let's bring in dan. bring him back for this. because at the very least, extremely disturbing, these allegations. what about the legal implications? >> we talked about this a lot before, this question of statute of limitations and now discussed it in the context of bill cosby and discussed it in the context of harvey weinstein and seems to come up again and again. this is an allegation from the mid 1980s so i don't think it's any question the statute has expired both in terms of a possible criminal charge or a civil case that he could bring. now typically when you are dealing with a child, the statute of limitations tolls -- meaning it pauses until the person gets to be 18 then the statute of limitations starts but you're talking here as a technical matter not even about a sexual assault, because he says it was an attempted
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sexual assault which means you typically have an even shorter statute of limitations. even if it was a sexual assault here t statute of limitations would have expired. >> and speaking of that, because there have been some changes. have the statute of limitations changed or increased from state to state? >> fundamentally and in two of the biggest states, new york and california you've seen major changes. you've seen changes across the country but, for example, in new york, in the mid-2000s they simply eliminated the statute of limitations for the most serious sexual assaults. california did something similar in 2017. so you're now seeing that if something like this were to happen, you know, today and then 20 years from now, someone wanted to take action, they likely could. it doesn't mean in the civil context. but certainly in the criminal context. >> it's so confusing because it does vary from state to state. >> absolutely. it can be confusing and a lot of people find it incredibly frustrating. people say, why is there a statute of limitations? and, look, the answer is that as a legal matter, for the right of the defendant, we say that there has to be some level of certainty. that's why you have a statute of
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limitations on any crimes which is to say if someone is going to be charged you got to charge them. i think what we're recognizing is that sexual assault cases are different. we don't have statute of limitations on murder. and i think that we're moving towards recognizing that sexual assault is the kind of crime that may not be reported immediately. >> exactly. >> and i think that there's a national recognition now more and more of that and that's being represented in state legislatures. >> because fear is such a big part of sexual assault. >> absolutely. >> we have seen that. >> maybe that's changing now, though. maybe that's changing. >> hopefully so. all right, guys. george. >> let's hope so. thank you. we move to an incredible rescue. a teenage surfer spotted a drowning boater and paddled out to save his life and the whole thing was captured on drone footage. abc's diane macedo here with the story. good morning, diane. >> reporter: good morning, george. the current at this beach is so powerful the boy's father describes it as swimming in quicksand. on this day it was enough to sink a man's boat and nearly drown him as well. but lucky for him there was a very brave eighth grader nearby who jumped right into action.
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watch as a drone captures the terrifying moment this boat becomes trapped in the rough waters off the coast of jupiter, florida. the boat capsizes throwing the man on board into the ocean. he's trying everything he can to keep his head above water when 13-year-old surfer sam ruskin hears his cries for help. >> at first we just saw like all the like the boxes from the boat like in the middle of the sea and were like what's going on. >> reporter: a moment later he spotting the struggling boater fighting against the tide. >> there was this guy, and he was, like, coming around the inlet, so i paddled to the end of the inlet to, like, where the current is, and i gave him my surfboard. it's really strong. i was swimming next to him so i was really kind of struggling just to get out of that area because you can get sucked into the jetty. >> sam's dad says he's not surprised by his son's heroism. >> it's about his character. he didn't even blink an eye, just went right over there. jumped off his board. handed it to a grown man, saved his life, came back and said,
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hey, what's for dinner, dad? >> reporter: sam isn't letting his newfound fame go to his head. >> he said thank you as he got off and i went back surfing. >> and sam's father says his son was so calm about this whole thing. were it not for this drone video he says he would have had no idea how significant his son's actions really were. he literally said so anyway this happened and what's for dinner. >> we just saw that right there and he's going to keep on surfing. >> even after. he said, yeah, i saved a guy and he said thank you and carried on in the water. >> another day at the beach. >> yeah. >> thank you. coming up here that tampa neighborhood on edge with a possible serial killer on the loose. the search for this person of interest as kids head out to trick or treat. the search for this person of interest as kids head out to trick or treat. if you have moderate to severe plaque psoriasis,... ...isn't it time to let the real you shine through? maybe it's time for otezla (apremilast). otezla is not an injection or a cream. it's a pill that treats plaque psoriasis differently. with otezla, 75% clearer skin is achievable after just 4 months,... ...with reduced redness,... ...thickness, and scaliness of plaques.
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back now with a mmun back now with a community on edge this halloween. tampa police are still searching for a possible serial killer ramping up their presence as kids get ready to trick-or-treat. abc's victor oquendo is in tampa with more. good morning, victor. >> reporter: good morning, michael. tampa police will be saturating this seminole heights neighborhood tonight. the mayor and chief will be out there as well trick-or-treating with children doing what they can to assure this community that they'll be safe tonight. this morning, tampa police gearing up for a big night with the possible serial killer still on the loose, they're planning on a massive show of force on halloween. >> so we're heading back out into the seminole heights neighborhood. >> reporter: for weeks now master patrol officer bob barrett has been on nightly patrols. >> hey guys, are you heading home? >> reporter: checking on
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neighbors, especially those out alone, and searching for the killer. we're passing by the spot where benjamin mitchell was killed. how tough is that to see on a regular basis? >> that's why we're out there. we drive past there every day. that's remembering -- makes us remember why we're out here. we want this guy. we really do. so does the family, and so does the neighborhood. >> reporter: the victims, benjamin mitchell, monica hoffa and anthony naiboa murdered within ten days and a half mile of each other. no sign of the killer. >> i'm mad. and this community is mad and we're not resting until we hunt this person down. >> reporter: police desperately searching for the person of interest spotted on this surveillance walking in the direction of one of the crime scenes and running away from it minutes later. police say the tips have been pouring in, but they haven't found him yet. with hordes of families and children hitting the streets for halloween -- >> i'm not going to let them go out. it's not worth candy for their life. >> reporter: both the mayor and chief will be in seminole heights. >> we want those kids to be able to go trick-or-treating safely and we want those families in that neighborhood to know
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that they are safe, and that we're there with them. >> reporter: and the mayor wants people out here in groups tonight. it's also a little cold by florida standards. it's about 50 degrees, and officer barrett who we rode around with says he hopes the dip in temperature will help clear out the streets a little bit earlier than normal. michael. >> all right. thank you. victor. and coming up on "gma," our giant halloween celebration is kicking off. the stars of "stranger things 2" are here live. ooh, creepy music. ♪ c. >> it is creepy music. x, everything is honest and out in the open. wow, that'll give you confidence. it does. that's why the prices are clearly marked, our sales associates get paid the same no matter what car you buy, and you can estimate your monthly payment on carmax.com. what, wait, what, so carmax doesn't hide that stuff? nope, not a thing. that's great for cars. yes. not great for ventriloquism. well that's your opinion. no, that's everyone's opinion.
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so are you ready to be an anchor? >> oh, yes. >> go for it. read it right there. >> wait, no. sadie -- >> i got it. >> i don't like pressure. >> back now with some very special halloween guests, the kids of "stranger things" are with us too, sadie, me, gaten, millie and caleb. >> see. there you go. >> they got nervous. >> i did. >> you can't freeze up like that. >> i understand how you feel. >> if he froze up he goes i do -- do i -- >> you guys ready for halloween? >> yes. are you? >> i am. >> what are you going to be? >> we'll find out. >> okay. >> but first we're going to have you judge some halloween costumes. we asked all our viewers to send in theirs. i want to show you the first one, halloween costume number one submitted by laura. there she is. what do you think? >> flash. >> is she chasing a child? coming to get you.
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oh, no. >> whoa. >> i don't think she's going to win from you guys. let's see number two. this is p.j. and queen bey channelling their favorite "star wars" actors. where is it? >> yes. >> princess leia. >> 11 out of 10. >> that's a beautiful -- >> 11 out of 10. yes. >> so they're in the lead right now. here's our final costume. abbey norris from brooklyn. >> okay. [ applause ] >> that was really good. >> i like that. >> quite scary actually. looked like a sunflower. >> is there a winner? >> i say the princess leia. >> yeah, because that was adorable. >> adorable. >> the like the demogorgon too. i think it's a tie. >> you guys are so much fun. >> the lady chasing a child. >> get a good glimpse. >> streamers and chasing him. >> who is going to take us out? okay.
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ for those who know what they're really building. always unstoppable. back here on "good morning back here on "good morning america," it is spooky cities time so we picked a couple of those cities throughout the united states that have some halloween-like names. scary, west virginia, sunshine, 52 degrees. ghost creek, texas, where some of those showers will be falling. we thought why not highlight a couple of your beautiful costumes too so we go to grand rapids, michigan where rosie and family went back to the future. you are definitely going to need the coats over these.
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plenty cold up in west and central mid-michigan through detroit. and then hollywood, florida it'll feel a lot like moana would feel, beautiful choice with dawn. and then we go to thing 1 and thing 2. i've been reading this book a lot to adrian. they're inside because it's a rainy day, and you will have that from midland,
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hi, there. i'm natasha zouves from "abc7 mornings." meteorologist mike nicco has your halloween forecast. hey, mike. >> hey, natasha. nothing really spooky or scary here. we're going to start with sunshine at 6:00, 55 at the coast, 62 in the bay, 65 inland, but then we'll start dropping, i should say, into the 50s as we head through the evening hours. so make sure you dress the kids accord lig. have fun. my accuweather seven-day forecast, highs in the 60s and 70s through thursday, 50s and 60s with rain off and on friday through monday. sue? so many hotspots this morning. back to the bay bridge. an earlier motorcycle down in the tunnel. that's been cleared but the damage is done with a solid backup onto all approaches. we have a new accident reported on the peninsula. this one is northbound 101 near woodside, jammed all the way up the peninsula. appreciate the update, sue.
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"gma's" giant halloween event moments away. what will they wear? that is next on "gma." we'll have another abc7 news update in about 30 minutes and always on our free abc7 news app.
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the countdown is over >> america has been holding out for this halloween. we've been >> america has been holding out for this halloween. we've been big, we've been scary and we've been strange. >> please help me. >> but how will we top it? we're suiting up for the ultimate thriller. as we say, good morning, america. >> we certainly do say good morning, america. happy halloween. we know there's a lot of excitement in times square as we get ready to celebrate.
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>> we have a lot of treats and maybe a few tricks up our sleeve. we can't give anything away just yet. >> that's coming up. we have news as well and start out with the fallout, the rnmo first indictments in robert mueller's special investigation. jon karl has all the latest from washington. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, george. in a rare interview overnight chief of staff john kelly told fox news that the special counsel investigation is at the very least a distraction for the president and that he wants it over soon. >> i don't know how much longer he could possibly go on but we're in great hopes it could wrap up. it is very distracting to the president as it would be to any citizen to be investigated. >> reporter: but there is no indication that the special counsel investigation is anywhere near over. in fact, in the plea agreement with former campaign adviser george papadopoulos seen there it makes it clear that papadopoulos is now a cooperating witness in an ongoing investigation that may now just be getting started, george. >> one of the things we saw,
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perhaps inadvertent but an admission basically by kelly the president is in fact being investigated. something he and his team have been loathe to admit. >> reporter: the president has certainly not wanted to put it that way and been emphatic he is not under investigation but i wouldn't necessarily read too much into kelly's comments. >> jon karl, thanks very much. let's get more on where mueller goes from here from our senior justice correspondent pierre thomas. good morning, pierre. >> reporter: george, good morning. i have one word, pressure. former campaign chairman paul manafort and his associate rick gates are under house arrest and former prosecutors tell us one of mueller's goals is to see if they will cooperate. anyone in the campaign who had any dealings with the russians and communication with george papadopoulos that trump campaign foreign policy adviser who pled guilty is facing pressure to tell the truth if they talk to the fbi. and if they've already been interviewed by the fbi they better have told the truth. mueller's investigation is pressing on and there are other targets and other potential indictments that could come. george.
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>> not over yet. pierre thomas, thanks very much. when we come back our big halloween costume reveal. ♪ it's the final countdown ♪ it's the final countdown >> we always have a ball on halloween. >> oh, my god! >> but this year all bets are off. we're just minutes away from the most epic "gma" halloween ever. ♪
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♪ what's wrong with being what's ♪ confident ♪ what's wrong with being what's wrong with being ♪ ♪ what's wrong with being confident ♪ ♪ what's wrong with being ♪ what's wrong with being confident ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ♪ it's time to get the chains out ♪ >> i'm sara haines reporting live from times square where a band of burglars has just taken over the studio. they're everywhere. i need hel tis are what's that sound? is that the theme from "wonder woman"? is she really coming to rescue us? [ cheers and applause ]
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but i think we're going to need more help. wait. i think i see someone. is that spider-man climbing the rooftops to get to us? could it be? ♪ he's got to be stro ee n♪ >> amazing. two superheroes here to save the day. but, wait, what's that sound? i think i hear a motorcycle. could it be an avenger riding into times square? yes! it's black widow. [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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it's like a superhero convention in here. who else wants to join the rescue party? i see something moving behind that water tower. who could it be? >> groot. >> i am groot. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ i'm not sure how much safer i feel but i do enjoy watching baby groot. are there more superheroes on the way? wait. what's that outside the window? could it be, is it a bird. is it a plane, no, it's super -- no, it's not. [ cheers and applause ]
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>> we are truly witnessing history with all of these superheroes in one place. ♪ thunder feel the thunder hold on. i think i see someone else. ♪ thunder feel the thunder ♪ lightning and the thunder >> is that -- [ cheers and applause ] it's the god of thunder. thor! watch those arms. that hammer must be heavier than it looks. [ cheers and applause ] i can't believe the consortium of crime fighters assembled here. hold on. look. look. the bat signal. batman must be here too. ♪ remember me, remember me for
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centuries ♪ >> batman must be here too. [ cheers and applause ] i mean, wait. >> wait a minute. i thought everyone was going to be dressed as legos. >> that's lego man batman. [ cheers and applause ] folks, we have a super abundance of superheroes. they vanquished the villains, saved us all, thank you for bringing justice to new york. i'm so lucky to get the first interview with these incredible crime fighters. okay. so we need to go here first, wonder woman. >> yes. >> wonder woman. >> yes. [ cheers and applause ] >> hey. if you could use your lasso of truth on any of your fellow superheroes, who would it be? >> i could never break the code of the superheros, never, never but that one right there, yeah,
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i think on that. >> you heard it here first. >> thor. thor. >> black widow. >> yes. [ cheers and applause ] yes. you called? >> you're looking fetching this morning. >> stop flirting with me. >> where do you shop? >> well, usually avengers prime free shipping. >> you might want to hook up with thor. and i can't lego -- >> oh. >> -- of the fact lego batman is here. clearly he didn't get the memo. you're built like a brick -- never mind. parking is tough. this is rob, by the way. >> i'm batman. >> if anyone is not going get the memo it's rob. parking is tough. where did you park your batmobile? >> well, i've got the boy wonder circling the block. robin, swing it around. i got a pesky reporter asking a lot of questions. >> okay, baby groot, we can't
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forget about you and your sweet little short arms. how does it feel to be with all these superheroes today? >> i am groot. i am groot. i am groot. >> you are. >> i am groot. >> okay. >> i am groot. >> superman/clark kent/ stephanopoulos. >> i'll stick with the last one. [ cheers and applause ] >> clarkanopoulos. how did you get here? did we fly? >> what do you think? >> i'll go with yes. amy, you climbed all the way up here. what people need to know we're only on the second floor. >> well, it was still a feat. >> yes, it was. >> still i feel saved! can you open your shirt, george because you look like you're doing the news. [ laughter ] and, thor, that is one heck of a hammer. >> thank you. >> wow. >> how much does it weigh? >> you didn't just ask that.
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>> my dear, that is a very personal question. it's heavy. >> i figured as much. okay. you guys are all -- whoa. super impressive but now we have some advice on what it takes to be a superhero from one of the pros. take a look. >> hey, it's chris here. i hear you're dressing up as thor which is incredibly exciting for me because you're one of my heroes and i did a lot of my workout programs based on your physique and the guns you have second to none, long flowing locks you've got to make sure you have that. big hammer, don't forget the hammer. >> never forget that. >> it's called a mjolnir spelled m-j-n -- it doesn't really matter about the spelling of the hammer. let's see if you can say it. mjolnir. try saying that three times fast. mjolnir, mjolnir, mjolnir.
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>> i hope we don't cross paths on the battlefield because i think you're a superior being. if you need any more advice about thor, don't ask mark ruffalo because you would have dressed up as hulk if that was the way it was going as much as i love mark and you too. thank you, see you soon. [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you to chris. mjolnir. mjolnir. >> i do wonder what the hulk would think about that. hmm. >> what would the hulk think about that? that is a good question. >> oh! [ cheers and applause ] >> arrrrgh! arrrrgh! >> mark ruffalo. [ cheers and applause ] >> like i say -- [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you.
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>> hey there. >> you know what, it's great to have another avenger here. we needed you. we needed you, man. >> we need you. >> chris gave he some great pointers. >> i thought you were chris. >> oh, you did? we get mistaken quite a bit. in that's really good. >> it's the hair. >> it's the hair but you play the hulk in the new movie. >> that's right. >> you two have a bromance going. everybody said this could be the best one yet. is that because of the bromance? >> probably. >> helps out. >> well, the fact that i wasn't in any other thor movies and this is the best one yet -- >> it's you. it's you. >> i'm the only thing new. >> you're the new weapon, all right. in fact, let's take a look at a little clip from the brand-new thor movie. take a watch. >> i'm putting together the team, the hulk is the fire. >> wait, you're just using me to get to the hulk. that's gross. you don't care about me. you've not my friend. >> no, i don't even like the hulk. he's all like i smash -- i
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prefer you. >> thanks. >> but if i'm being honest when it comes to fine human beings, he is powerful and useful. >> banner is powerful and useful too. [ cheers and applause ] >> the hulk is powerful. the hulk is hilarious in this movie. do you have any hulk jokes for us? put you on the spot right there. >> yeah, i don't know. >> i mean was the hulk ever funny before? you brought the funny to the hulk. he was always angry. >> he was always angry. we never got to see him any other way and thought it would be nice to see him do something else. what would he be like if he was a roommate? >> oh, boy. >> and, yeah, we wanted to -- we wanted to just completely break all the rules. >> there's a comedic outlet for all of that anger. >> yes. he's still angry but he's fun angry. >> he's fangry. >> halloween is big around here at "gma." >> is it? >> is halloween big in the rough low household?
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>> halloween, my kids say it's their happiest holiday. >> really? >> yeah. >> i love that. >> what are your girls dressing up as or your children dressing up as? >> they're here today. one is a little army sergeant. air force. [ cheers and applause ] and bella is a rainbow warrior. >> that's awesome. >> and i hear they were in the movie. >> yeah, they're in the movie. >> it's a family affair. >> they got cut out. >> oh. cutting room floor, huh. >> welcome to hollywood, kids. that's how it happens. >> it's happened to me a lot too. >> tough lesson to learn. >> that's two minutes. >> yes, sir. >> we'll keep going. >> give me -- i want a fist pump the hulk. there we go. >> we have to ask what "avengers: infinity war" all the superheroes on the set together is pretty cool, right? >> yeah. yeah. we had every character from every marvel movie ever made.
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>> wow. was there any one that got you most excited when you saw all of those superheroes altogether. >> michelle pfeiffer, michael douglas. if they were in the movie, i would love to see them. >> you know what, wonder woman -- >> i'm breaking code here. >> come over, wonder woman. >> wonder woman. >> i want to hear the voice. i want to hear the hulk. i want to hear the hulk voice. >> oh. wonder woman, like, smoothy. hulk like fire. no, sorry. wonder woman like iron. hulk like fire. >> oh. >> oh. >> okay. >> that's good. that's good. >> look, we're bridging the gap between dc and marvel. come here. >> oh. if we can bridge the gap -- >> that's right. if marvel and dc can get together we can solve all the problems in the world. [ cheers and applause ] >> whoo! >> and you got it right, though
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but you messed it up. thor likes smoothy. yeah, i like a good smoothie. but you know, this movie is incredible. and i'm glad you brought your kids too. >> thank you. >> happy halloween. happy halloween. >> these are my friends here too. >> look, we got to get -- get everybody right here. >> that's adorable. >> arrrgh! >> that's what i'm talking about, the movie is "thor: ragnarok" and slides into theaters november 3rd. >> come see it. >> now we'll go to baby groot and lego batman for the weather. >> give me some. happy halloween is right and it is still time for your "gma" moment so we need to get a time that, you know, we're just going to smile on your behalf and we'll start with a little yorkie poo and i absolutely love the costume. you can see it right over there. >> oh. >> running around and he's got a little guy on his back.
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oh, so much fun. we, of course, have a couple more photo that is we wanted to share of all of your pets. you've been so generous with sharing all of your pets and your kids. the grease lightning. that's a good one. >> that's awesome. >> right? and there it is. >> wonder woman. >> giving robin some competition. >> nice cape. nice cape. >> i still think robin won. your "gma" moment welcome all the time. lego batman and i have evil to figh good morning and happy halloween. i'm l abc7 news meteorologist mike nicco. brighter, calmer, and warmer today, nothing spooky there, almost average through tuesday, and two storms hit us friday through monday. today upper 50s along the coast, 62 to 67 arnold the bay, about 67 to 71 inland. tonight, temperatures drop down, range from about 42 in santa rosa to about 52 in san francisco. temperatures this evening will be in the
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> love it. got a deejay. it's a par-tay. we have a supersize halloween here in times square. [ cheers and applause ] we've got the kids from "stranger things 2." a lot of surprises coming up here live in times square. ♪ look what you made me do look what you made me do ♪ what you made me do ♪ your "gma" moment brought to you by the frame, from samsung. the most beautiful tv you've never seen. ♪ once belonged to me ♪ once belonged to me
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hi, good morning, i'm jessica castro from "abc7 mornings." a safeway employee is in critical condition following an attempted robbery this morning. it happened at a san francisco location on 7th and cabrillo. both men got into a fight in which the suspect's dog bit the employee numerous times. the suspect also then stabbed the employee in the back before taking off and he was later arrested. let's check your commute. hi, sue. >> good morning. good morning, jess, good morning, everyone. earlier a motorcycle down on the bay bridge in the tunnel but that's long gone but a solid backup. 80 into the macarthur maze an hour and 20 minutes. earlier accident on the peninsula still has things slow and go north 101.
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let's just jump into the big event this evening. started at 6:00, 55 in the coast, 62 to 65 around the bay and inland but we'll drop into the mid-50s during the evening hours. have fun but just know it will be a little chilly outside. 60s and 70s for high till the rain starts friday, then 50s and 60s. >> have fun but grab the sweater. mike, thanks. we'll have another update in about 30 minutes and always on
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our news app and abc7news.com. everybody. or at least i think it's "gma" -- robin, what is it place. >> you know, it looks like backstage but it's a whole lot creepier. >> you had that bike in 7th grade. >> i did wheelies on that bike. >> scary. yeah, i know. you never know who is going to pop up or who you're going to see, what scary things could happen. oh, my god! >> hey. >> hey, guys. >> now it makes sense. the kids of "stranger things 2." oh, upside down. >> yes. you got it. >> ah. >> this is nothing new for you being in a scary place like this, right? >> no, not really.
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>> pretty foggy today. >> it's a little foggy but, you know, how do we get out of here? >> if you follow us, we'll show you. >> i love it. >> once you get used to everything. >> the normal side of the world. >> if she wasn't here, we'd be doomed. >> watch your step. [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you. >> you saved us. [ cheers and applause ] >> thanks for your help. >> you're so helpful. >> i got to tell you after a while that hammer is pretty heavy. >> i'd say. >> thank you for joining us. thank you for leading us out of there. you saved us. >> of course. >> it is a super powered halloween but it's great to have millie bobby brown, gaten matarazzo, caleb mclaughlin and sadie sink from "stranger things 2."
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we saw you earlier. this show is a phenomenon. it set a record. a twitter record, more than 3 million tweets about this show over the weekend. the most tweets for a streaming show on its opening weekend. >> ever. >> yeah, ever. [ cheers and applause ] >> yay! >> i guess the question is what do you guys think about the reaction to the show? >> ah, it's exciting. i mean it's just starting. definitely going to get bigger and, you know, i mean -- >> it's amazing. >> we're very grateful. it's a very exciting experience. >> you have "stranger things 2 halloween." you went trick-or-treating together. >> i wasn't. >> you didn't go? >> no. because i was in new york. >> okay, so but what are your plans? all here together now. what are your plans for this halloween? >> well -- i don't know. i have no idea. >> we are last minute -- last year we -- i knew five minutes before and i like didn't even have a ride. i was like, sadie, i'm coming with you. we like cut up our costumes
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because they wouldn't fit us. they were size 5 for a 5-year-old so i was harley quinn and the flash all put together so we're very last minute but -- >> but for the show you did dress up for halloween. >> they did. i was depressed. >> here's a little clip so you can see right now. ♪ >> hold it up. all right. and turn on the light. >> oh. let me see those pearls. >> who you gonna call. ♪ >> adorable, baby. just adorable. >> you are such a nerd. >> shut up. >> no wonder you only hang out with boys. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] >> in real life are your moms like that? >> a little bit. a little bit. >> is my mom -- a little bit. something like that.
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maybe not now because i'm 16. but when i was younger, oh, my little baby boy. >> so cute. >> there are a few new characters on the show like yours, sadie. yes. you play max who moves into town. but what is it like working with this crew? >> it's interesting. it's very exciting. no, i don't. i love them and they're like some of my best friends so it's great. >> before you joined the show what were your skateboard skills like? >> i never set foot on a skateboard. >> really. >> no. i had to do like three-hour lessons every day for like two months. >> because you look like a pro when we see you. you look like you got this. >> thank you. >> but you know what, many things that we love about the show personally because it goes back to the '80s. that's my time. yeah. >> yeah, we were kicking it back in the '80s.
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>> that's why we were loving the bicycles back there. having experienced it, what do you take away from it? what do you like now about it? >> i think that era is so exciting and different for us since we -- i mean i was born in 2004. >> thank you. >> you're welcome. so i'm definitely not very new to it but working on the show from season one, it's nearly been a year and a half maybe or something like that so -- >> over two years. >> so weird to say it but, yeah. >> wow. >> i feel like going on to set and seeing the bikes and the --a record player was. >> the music. the music from that era. >> yeah, like i just was like it's a box with a thing on it. and like an antenna really high. >> you didn't hear it but the superheroes over there went oh. >> but i got one for christmas. >> you did not like that at all. >> how about the rest of you for it? >> i actually -- i knew about pretty much everything.
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i watched all the movies. i listened to that music. i mean that's the music that my dad listens to so like even the same type of music like that they listen to like the clash, talking heads, and he introduced me to all of it so i was already a fan. my grandparents had a record player in their house. >> your grandparents, thank you. shhh. >> they did. >> there are a lot of scary things on "stranger things." what scares you in real life? one thing that scares you in real life. >> clowns and spiders for me. >> clowns and spiders. >> everything. >> everything. >> i'm the biggest scaredy cat. on set i'm scared of everything but mostly i'm scared of i think the dark like the dark just freaks me out or like definitely sharks. >> she's going to keep going forever. >> definitely sharks. sharks are just the ones for me. >> for me -- >> this guy. >> she's not afraid of anything. >> i'm wonder woman. of course. [ cheers and applause ] >> we want to thank you guys for
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joining us and "stranger things 2," it's streaming now on netflix. make sure you go check it out. [ cheers and applause ] and coming up, more superhero secrets from the guy who knows them best. we'll be right back.
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that is deejay quiana parks, having a great party here. spinning us all morning long. i don't know if wonder woman would do the robot. we got more of our halloween celebration for you. ginger, how is it going being groot? >> i am groot. i am groot. >> uh-huh. well, the guy who knows groot best, vin diesel, he has a message for you. here it is. >> ginger, i hear you're baby groot for halloween. you know, you two have a lot in common. you're a meteorologist and groot has a tremendous grasp of quasi-dimensional super positional engineering. but he also likes to groove. ♪ >> groot, get out of the way. you're going to get hurt. >> i know how much you love to dance, ginger. ♪
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>> hey. >> for the record, no one's ever seen a fully grown groot. many people feel that groot is the most powerful superhero of all, sorry, michael. >> agreed. >> right now we're going to see him in baby form. that's what you're doing. you don't even want to cross groot when he's a baby. ♪ >> he's deadly. the best way i could sum this up is in his words exactly. i am groot! >> he does it well. that was good. [ applause ] >> we'll let you break character for a moment. how was it getting all groot-like? >> i am in a mountain right now. they did a great job. everybody who worked on these costumes deserves major, major props because this is special. and it's fun.
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because why not. you know what we should do. if i was in a cold place this would be the perfect costume. a trick or trick forecast. shall we do that? because everybody needs to know and actually the weather has quieted down nicely for a lot of folks so if you are trick or treating, there's some know this morning flying in parts of michigan and on the western side of the lake there but you can see the clouds in the center of the nation. otherwise, cool and comfortable on the west coast. cool and comfortable in the northeast and along the coast down through florida. really can't complain much. not too much scary about this forecast. one more. i am groot. good morning and happy halloween. we're starting off brighter and cool they are morning, but we'll end up sunny and warmer this afternoon. if you heerding out this evening for trick-or-treating, dress for temperatures in the and this weather brought to you by xeljanz. i'll head it over to lego batman. >> come on, lego batman. let me guide you.
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>> homemade costume, lara, let's do it. >> so we've brought up the robbers but we have a bigger problem. what do you do when trick-or-treating is hours away and your kids change their mind about their costumes? who are you going to call? "housekeeping's" lori "batgirl" bergamotto. >> i appreciate that. >> you have three pint-sized superheroes with last-minute changes and the first one being thor. >> thor. here we have thor with miles and did a tin foil hat. you want to look for things you already have in your house. procrastination is the scariest thing. this is a red plastic table cloth and then let's see your muscles, thor. let's show those. put socks in there. some aluminum foil. wiffle bat and duct tape. >> can you pull it off? >> yes. >> kind of pull it off? give us the hammer. >> okay.
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so we'll move along. >> you are layered up. sometimes it's cold and mom wants to put the down jacket over the costume. that's a faux pas. layer up underneath. >> wonder woman is getting ready to go out. this is my daughter gemma. you want to use things that the kids already have. look for their sports uniforms or look for any costumes. this is her gymnastics leotard, ball lay tutu and we and used rain boots and took a soccer sock and put it over that and pipe cleaners. this is a party hat so you can see if you have party hats at home you can fashion them into any kind of crown and has her invisible jet. can you see that? doesn't that look good? we can't forget mr. aaron over here so for spider-man for the older kids we loved this costume. if you can't find something -- okay, calm down. if you can't find something that's in a solid color look for sports teams, you guys so we just gave him this red long sleeve shirt, string, double
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stick tape. show us your beanie here. you want to raid mom and dad's closet for their winter clothes. and then, of course, we can't forget spidey's web. show us your web, spidey. there you go. such a good sport. turn around. so, guys, show -- >> really in a jam. >> last minute don't forget my alma mater. your sports teams, primary colors, all different teams, you can use those things to help you get through the prokrast nation of halloween. 7 >> great ideas. >> thank you, guys. >> i'm making this stuff too. >> lori, thank you so much. batgirl, thank you, gemma. go get them today. >> rocking wonder woman, i love it. coming up, the one, the only wyclef jean is here performing live. [ applause ] ♪ good as it always was what happened to love ♪ ♪ girl it's as good as it ever was ♪
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>> good morning, america. "gma's" countdown to halloween brought to you by ihop. america's favorite pancake. ♪ jealous girls
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♪ what happened to love girl it's as good as it always was ♪ ♪ what happened to love ♪good as it always was ♪ >> good morning. ♪ looka, looka here, your man's right here celebrate tonight like new year's ♪ ♪ let's cheers 'cause love's in the air ♪ ♪ jealous girls looking at you with the hate stare you still got slang ♪ ♪ you're my boogie bang bang in the middle of the night when you do the wild thing ♪ ♪ baby baby love the way you ting-a-ling-aling ♪ ♪ so hot fire alarm ring-a-ling-a-ling ♪ ♪ you never have to be alone i swear that you're the only one ♪ ♪ you know with me you've found your home ♪ ♪ one day girl we'll be looking back i'll kiss you then you'll kiss me back ♪ ♪ you know you'll never have to ask ♪ ♪ what happened to love ♪ girl it's as good as it always was ♪ ♪ what happened to love ♪ girl it's as good as it always
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was ♪ ♪ but you gave up on it, up on it baby ♪ ♪ oh yeah ♪ but you've been feeling it feeling it lately ♪ >> stand up, stand up. stand up. ♪ what happened to love ♪ girl it's as good as it always was ♪ ♪ yeah, yeah, yeah ♪ they don't wanna love like this no more they don't serenade like this no more ♪ ♪ they don't wanna get no kiss no more ♪ ♪ call me mister big we can keep it on the low bubble bath in the tub and the lights get dim ♪ ♪ speaks french when i tell you je t'aime ♪ >> heads up. good morning. let's go. let me see your hands up in the sky, come on. one day when we're looking back, i'll kiss you, you kiss me back. everybody, come on. two step, two step.
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♪ what happened to love ♪ girl it's as good as it always was ♪ ♪ but you gave up on it, up on it baby ♪ ♪ but you've been feeling it feeling it lately ♪ ♪ what happened to love girl it's as good as it always was ♪ >> superman come from the projects in brooklyn. let's go. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ yeah yeah yeah yeah ♪ ♪ what happened to love what happened to love ♪ ♪ girl it's as good as it always was ♪ ♪ what happened to love ♪ uh, uh girl it's as good as it always was ♪
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>> let's go. ♪ but you've been feeling it feeling it lately ♪ ♪ you been feeling it, feeling it lately ♪ ♪ what happened to love girl it's as good as it always was ♪ >> i see you. hands up in the air. [ cheers and applause ] well, before it was even founded, a french teenager, bienville, scared away a british warship with just a story. and great stories kept coming. [trumpet playing] some make you move to jazz, funk and bounce. some of our stories aren't quite as straightforward. blocked by the saints! [crowd roaring] while others prove that great things can happen...
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♪ this is how we do it back here on "gma," this is the moment we revealed our costumes for halloween. what fun -- oh, george. oh, thor. i mean, michael. rob. it goes on and on. always fun. so grateful to this man right here, you made us wait eight years for some new music but worth the wait. >> we back. worth the wait. yeah. >> yeah. >> you came out representing in the costume. >> you like superheroes. >> i love superheroes. i grew up with marvel and in the projects marvel isne of the greatest escapes that we had. >> uh-huh. >> so you know i have batman and i got superman. >> and we got you. thank you for all your tireless efforts, the work you do, your humanitarian work and all. >> thank you so much. thank you. >> we appreciate it and the deejay, quiana parks. ♪ >> thank you. thank you, quiana, for being
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here and everybody, be safe out there. >> yes. >> this year for halloween. okay. have a good time. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ this is how we do it >> have a great day, everybody. >> have a great day, everybody.
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hi. good morning. and happy halloween. let's check our forecast with meteorologist mike nicco. hi, mike. >> hey, jessica. hi, everybody. let's jump into trick-or-treating at 6:00. sunshine out there, 55 at the coast, drop down into the low 50s. we start 62 around the bay, dropped down the 55, 65 inland, down to 54. have a great time this evening. my accuweather seven-day forecast, highs in the 60s and 70s through thursday. once the rain arrives highs in the 50s and 60s. two storms both of them light. sue? we of got all approaches with the exception of 880 to the bay bridge jammed, an earlier accident on this span has been long gone but the backup remains. we go to the peninsula north 101 near woodside. accident in the clearing stages there but traffic is backed up all the way down the peninsula. sue, thank you. we'll be back at 11:00 for the
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