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good morning, america. we hope you're well this monday morning. as we start the week, a new storm threat is on the move. severe storms slam the midwest and northeast. >> oh my god. >> sending families running for cover. the lightning strike hit this tree, sending it toward a tent full of kids, and now another round of severe storms is moving in. ginger tracking the latest. also this morning, recession and re-election. president trump insisting he has no concerns about the economy after that 800-point plunge as his 2020 opponents fire back saying the president is terrible for business. two mass shooting plots stopped just in time. the 20-year-old now in custody, accused of threatening a rampage. his link to that rally in charlottesville, and the
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25-year-old in florida making the new concern about copycats, the country on edge. the palace protest after this new footage emerges. prince andrew now in the spotlight. new questions about his friendship with convicted sex offender jeffrey epstein. what the royals are saying this morning. cruise ship rescue. the quick-thinking heroes jumping in to save this woman when her wheelchair rolls into the water. and shark scare. the close encounter with a 14-foot hammerhead off the coast of florida, and the 9-year-old girl attacked in knee-deep water. >> there's three marks back here that are, like -- that torn through the teeth, and then just a couple, two rows of teeth. >> what she did to survive. , amd welcome to a new week. >> and it was a very loud night last night. >> it was. >> did you guys hear that?
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it was a wet and wild weekend for a lot of people. severe storms hitting the west all the way here to the northeast, bringing dangerous winds, rain and flash flooding. >> those alerts on or phone through the early evening. >> kept going off all night, and that threat unfortunately is not over. gio benitez starts us off in pennsylvania where that lightning strike sent a tree crashing into a tent full of people, severely injuring some of them. good morning, gio. >> reporter: yeah, cecilia. good morning to you. it was just after 5:00 p.m. on a sunday afternoon at this popular swim club when lightning struck causing havoc and serious injuries. a summer day at this pennsylvania swim club taking a sudden and severe turn. >> traumatic injuries. mass casualty incident. >> reporter: lightning striking this tree, sending it falling onto a tent. two adults and seven children injured. >> there were three serious injuries and the rest were
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minor. it was back injuries and two head injuries. >> reporter: this summer sunday coming after a weekend of wild weather across the country. north of pittsburgh, these patrons taking cover after a microburst tore through this outdoor brewery. trees and powerlines swinging violently. firefighters working around the clock. >> this is one of the worst i've ever seen. we're just glad there were no casualties. >> reporter: the storms leaving thousands without power. in kansas, a lightning-packed storm. a strike causing this house fire in overland park. winds of more than 70 miles per hour to blame for derailing dozens of cars on this train in walton. in south carolina, this man nearly struck by lightning, and speaking out this morning about his close call. >> all of a sudden, i hear this loud boom and crack. i seen, like, a little flashing. umbrella jumped out my hand and it scared the heck out of me. >> reporter: tree after tree captured on camera toppling over. this one on a car.
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in durham heavy rains causing 50-car pileup. and back here near philadelphia, we can tell you that cleanup begins later today, and all of those people are still recovering from those injuries, but no doubt, amy, the good news here is that all of them survived. >> yeah. that is good news indeed, gio. thank you so much. unfortunately, that wicked weather is not over yet. ginger is here with the latest. good morning, ginger. >> good morning to you, amy. i know you said you heard it, but did you see it? this was just manhattan here in new york city, where you had that torrential rain. you had winds gusting at least 50 miles per hour. outside of the city, just acrosi thver,ewse1 inch of hail. rewarning. it could happen again today, and you're going to see strong storms develop after 4:00 or so. not just in new york city, philadelphia a possibility there, but also up through boston in the evening hours. then you look to tomorrow, and you have that yellow color. des moines, omaha through the day and the northern part here.
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this is noon to 4:00ish, and then 4:00 on. quite a bit to watch for, and in case you're wanting cooler weather, that's the front that will bring it down to the 70s by the end of the week. >> that sounds good. thanks very much. we go to the white house where the president is trying to tamp down talk of a recession after a volatile week on wall street, and an escalating trade war with china. the democrats trying to take down trump seizing the moment. abc's terry moran is tracking it from the white house. good morning, terry. >> reporter: good morning, george. as you know, the presidents get the credit when the economy is good, and the blame when the economy is bad, and right now with some signs of economic weakness and the markets growing anxious, president trump is playing defense. president trump wrapping up his new jersey vacation return to the white house facing a stark question. is his trade war with china tanking the u.s. economy? >> i don't see a recession. i mean, the world is in a recession right now, and -- although that's too big a statement, but if you look at china, china is doing very, very poorly.
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>> reporter: but this is a critical moment for the president. last week, markets reeled. the dow plunging 800 points in one day, then rallied. all the turbulence linked in part to trump's trade war. he keeps insisting the u.s. is winning. >> china is paying for the tariffs, for the 100th time, and i understand tariffs very well. other countries, it may be that if i do things with other countries, but in the case of china, china is eating the tariffs. >> reporter: but most economists disagree. arguing that americans are taking most of the hit from president trump's tariffs. so the white house strategy now, shift the blame for any slowdown to the fed. >> the federal reserve interest rate hikes actually cost us a full point of growth. >> reporter: the stakes couldn't be higher. president trump's campaign argunt how well managed the economy. >> you have no choice but to vote for me because your 401ks, down the tubes.
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everything will be down the tubes. >> reporter: but with more signs pointing to economic weakness, democrats now sense the president may be vulnerable on his signature issue. >> we have got to replace him in office if we're going to get this economy back on track. >> pretty much nothing in the trump administration says turns out to be true. if they say the economy is in great shape, i would be very worried. >> reporter: it's important to note there is still plenty of good news on the economy. it's still growing and producing jobs and consumers are spending. politically for president trump, this is the whole ball game, and so any clouds on the horizon are worrisome for him and his campaign. >> no question about that. in the meantime, the president continues to push this curious idea he might want to buy on behalf of the united states, greenland, but that massive island clearly not for sale. >> reporter: that's right, as one of the new york headlines said. greenland to president trump, drop dead. it's not going to happen. he's not the first one to try it. president truman and eisenhower sought to buy greenland.
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it's crucial strategically. it has a lot of important minerals up there, and it's for president trump, as he said, just another big real estate deal. george? >> terry moran, thanks very much. amy? george, now to those two new arrests raising concerns about mass shootings. a 20-year-old in ohio, and a 25-year-old in florida now both in custody, accused of plotting separate attacks. alex perez has the very latest. good morning, alex. >> reporter: hey. good morning, amy. authorities are crediting a social media post with helping them track down that suspect in ohio. they said he had semiautomatic rifles and bullet proof armor ready to go. this morning, james reardon jr. seen grinning in his mug shot, arrested for allegedly threatening a mass shooting at this ohio jewish community center. police say the 20-year-old posted this disturbing video online. firing a semiautomatic weapon, sirens blaring in the background with the caption reading, police
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identified the youngstown jewish family community shooter as local white nationalist. >> that kicked off an intense investigation. a very rapidly evolving investigation. >> reporter: police also claiming he attended the deadly 2017 charlottesville unite the right rally. he's seen here on national geographic. the fbi raiding his house where they said they found a large collection of semi-automatic andet proof armor., a gas mask he was taken into custody soon after on local harassment and aggravated menacing charges. his arrest coming the same day as this dramatic arrest in florida, recorded on bodycam video. >> do you have any weapons we need to know about? >> no. >> reporter: tristan wix of daytona beach, florida, taken into custody after he allegedly sent a series of text messages threatening a mass shooting. >> he talks about how he wants to die in his text messages and when he dies, he wants to kill
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at least 100 people and have fun doing it. >> reporter: police say an ex-girlfriend alerted them to the texts. in one, the 25-year-old allegedly writing he wanted to, break a world record for longest confirmed kill ever. these two arrests are just the latest close calls in the wake of the deadly shootings in el paso and dayton. the fbi warning of possible copycat attacks. and reardon is being held on a $250,000 bond. he is scheduled to be arraigned in court later today. cecilia? >> okay, alex. thank you. overseas this morning, there are growing concerns about isis in afghanistan, and what the impending u.s. troop withdrawal from there will mean. it comes after a devastating attack at a wedding that killed more than 60 people, injuring nearly 200 others. the islamic state is claiming e u.s. diplomat negotiating ide with the taliban now says talks need to move faster to strike a deal, and end america's longest
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war, now nearly 18 years long. and now turning to the massive pro-democracy demonstrations in hong kong, organizers say at least 1.7 million people came out in force on sunday as tensions there rise with china. ian pannell is on the ground there in hong kong with the very latest. good morning, ian. >> reporter: yeah, good morning, cecilia. extraordinary scenes here as hundreds of thousands defied the torrential rains, threats from china, and police marching on the streets. we saw young and old, rich and poor, umbrellas that have long been a symbol of protests here, held high. organizers say there were over 1.5 million on the streets. if that's true, that's a quarter of the city's entire population. even more remarkable, it was entirely peaceful. no repeats of the violence we have seen. riot police who have attacked crowds before mostly stayed in their stations. also the chinese who released this ominous video over the weekend, never left their positions despite threats from beijing. >> ian, you have been on the
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ground there all weekend right in the middle of it. what are these protesters telling you about how long they plan to keep going? >> reporter: cecilia, they're saying it's now or never, and that's because they have been here before, and it didn't work. what i'm hearing repeatedly is they won't stop until they demand for justice and democracy is met. this sets a real precedent. if it backs down, it sets a dangerous precedent, and president trump is now saying, it would be hard to do a trade deal. look at the skyline behind me. you have got bank of america right there, and the chinese people's liberation army almost next door. it's one of the world's leading financial centers and if those troops came out, it would be hard to continue business as usual for america, china, or indeed the global economy. cecilia? >> a lot on the line. thank you. we turn to new questions about the nfl's partnership with jay-z as colin kaepernick responds to jay-z's contention
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that the nfl has moved past kneeling. eva pilgrim here with that. good morning. >> good morning, george. some calling him out for flip-flopping. once taking a stand against the nfl, and now striking a deal with them. >> reporter: former nfl quarterback colin kaepernick seeming to throw shade at the biggest name in hip-hop after jay-z's recent press conference with the nfl. >> i think we're past kneeling. i think it's time to go into actionable items. >> reporter: kaepernick who sparked controversy for taking a knee during the national anthem, hoping he says to draw attention to police brutality and racial injustice, pointing out players who continue to kneel in protest writing on instagram, they have never moved past the people and continue to put their beliefs into action. stay strong, brothers. jay-z's entertainment company rocnation winking a new deal making him the live music entertainment strategist, allowing him a role in producing and selecting acts for nfl
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events, including this year's halftime show as well as contributing to the league's activism arm. >> colin's whole thing was to bring attention to social injustice, correct? so in that case, right, this is a success, right? this is the next thing. >> reporter: the hip-hop mogul was once one of the biggest names supporting the protest. just last year, jay-z boasted about not needing the nfl. ♪ i said no to the super bowl ♪ you need meo need you >> reporter: even reportedly tried to talk rapper travis scott out of performing at the championship earlier this year. ♪ >> so jay-z said he isn't telling people not to kneel if that's what they think is best. he says he's an action person, and going on he says, we hear you. what's next? >> that's the big question, right? he raised so many eyebrows with this announcement, but nobody
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has a firm idea on what exactly he's going to do with this partnership. >> at this point, we have to wait and watch and see what jay-z plans. >> yep. thanks, eva. we turn now to that cruise ship rescue. two heroes jumping in to save a woman in a wheelchair when she fell into the water. they are now telling their story. kaylee hartung is here with more on this. good morning, kaylee. >> good morning, cecelia. quick action with these two men in the virgin islands. not a second to waste when a young girl was in trouble. sinking in the water, still strapped to her wheelchair. >> get closer. >> reporter: this morning we're hearing from both of the heros from this dramatic rescue off a cruise ship in st. a passenger in the wheelchair, watch as she grips a life ring to keep her from going underwater. >> there was a lot of commotion, and i see everybody looking over the dock, and i looked in the water and i see the young lady. >> reporter: randolph donavan waon his day off before he heard the s >> that moment, i didn't think twice. i just jumped in the water and
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tried to get her out of the wheelchair because at the same time the wheelchair was sinking down. >> reporter: hamilton then jumping in to help. >> i was swinging to him, and i said, i can't swim to him. i can't go no more. >> once i saw that look in his can' go no more, i had to jump in. >> reporter: the two men being hailed as heroes. the commissioner for the u.s. virgin islands tourism saying, a life was saved. we're proud of you. well done. the girl was not injured by the ordeal. they provided her with a complimentary replacement wheelchair for the rest of her trip. >> thank goodness for those heroes. absolutely. >> thanks, kaylee. buckingham palace is responding to accusations involving prince andrew and jeffrey epstein as we see new video about the involvement with the accused sex offender.
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>> we have new footage showing dale earnhardt jr. and his family. you see them escaping that burning plane. we have the latest on the investigation. andi for dwayne johnson. can't wait to hear all of those details. first, let's get back to ginger because there is dangerous heat from the plains to the northeast. >> all the way from oklahoma city, which is where we begin our video here showing that cloud to cloud capture of lightning. they are today in an excessive heat warning. should feel around 106 there. you look at the northeast too, and anywhere from again, dallas to shreveport, little rock to memphis we have heat advisories that make their way here. baltimore broke a record yesterday. we can see close at reagan, and it will fill like 99 in philadelphia. boston under that heat advisory, going for 95 for a high. remember, i told you this all starts to break by the end of the week. my husband keeps saying, it feels like fall. i'm so happy. i'm not ready. i'm not ready for it. all right. let's go ahead and get your local weather in 30 seconds. first though, the select cities sponsored by pronamel.
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it's monday. so i feel like we all need a little smile to start our day. how about when you don't want to go outside because the ground is wet? yep. >> come on. >> all the puppies are saying, i am not going there. this video was taken in west virginia. look. i love the head on the other puppies. and then we thought, why not one more because if you have got a nosy neighbor, you know who this is. that's a hummingbird coming up to the camera there, and just checking it out. i thought that was so sweet. >> cute. >> is everybody smiling? >> yes. >> did it work? >> i'm smiling. thank you, ginger. >> thank you, ginger. all right. and we'll be right back. stay with us.
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children. president trump and his economic team are trying to recn after a volatile week on wall street. the democrats are saying president trump is bad for business. take a look at this one. a little leaguer getting some big reaction for his interesting you could say, batting stance. that's delvis ordonez squatting down to shrink his strike zone, and confusing the pitcher. he goes by the nickname chicken little. he also has a great celebration dance. you can see him there. oh yeah. oh yeah. you can watch all the little league world series action this week on espn, espn2 or here on abc. it worked because he got a triple out of that. >> wow. >> that's scary. you're right there where the ball comes in. good for him. >> working with what he has. >> exactly. we'll move on now with new developments in the jeffrey epstein investigation. the british royal family is responding as new video raises questions about prince andrew's
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involvement with epstein. linsey davis is here. good morning, linsey. >> good morning to you. prince andrew is reportedly appalled by jeffrey epstein's behavior, and he's being scrutinized after footage and recently unsealed documents connect the two. >> reporter: overnight a blistering statement from buckingham palace depending prince andrew after new video surfaced purportedly showing the prince at jeffrey epstein's manhattan mansion in 2010. the palace telling abc news, the duke of york has been appalled by recent reports of jeffrey epstein's alleged crimes. the suggestion he would condone, participate in or encourage any such behavior is abhorrent. this video which has not been independently verified by abc news reportedly shows the duke of york at epstein's home in december of 2010, waving to an unknown young woman. at that point, epstein had already served time and registered as a sex offender in both florida and new york. the prince was reportedly
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introduced to epstein through his long-term associate ghislaine maxwell. maxwell has never been charged, and denies any wrong doing. according to giuffre, this photo was taken of her in maxwell's london in 2001 when giuffre was just 17. according to deposition testimony from recently unsealed documents, giuffre says she was told to have sex with prince andrew and several other powerful men which the prince and the other men deny. last week the palace making a statement. andrew accompanying his mother to church on sunday. now the prince appears to be laying low, spotted last week in these photos obtained by "the sun" with ex-wife sarah ferguson stepping off a jet in spain. this after the investigation into epstein's death intensifies. the millionaire's attorneys are considering legal action after his apparent suicide. his lawyers telling abc news,
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the defense team fully intends to conduct its own independent and complete investigation into the circumstances and cause of mr. epstein's death. this as a new report in "the new york times" details his final weeks behind bars. according to "the times," epstein reportedly paid his lawyers to visit him for up to 12 hours a day, where they would regularly empty the vending machines of drinks and snacks and he allegedly deposited money in other inmate's commissary accounts to avoid being preyed upon. "the times" suggests that in his final days that epstein had started to realize the limits of his ability to deploy his wealth and privilege in the legal system. investigations into epstein's death are already under way by the fbi, the bureau of prisons, the justice department's inspector general, and now his attorneys are saying they're doing an independent investigation of their own. buckingham palace released two statements, one saying that any suggestion that andrew ever engaged in sex with underage minors is categorically untrue.
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george? >> let's bring in a dan abrams. any legal vulnerability for him at all? >> they're trying to get him to answer questions in a previous civil lawsuit, and it hadn't worked. you have to separate it out into criminal and civil. on the criminal side, if there was going to be any allegation about things that had happened, let's say, 17 or 18 years ago, probably the statute of limitations would have kicked in there. that's for anything on the state side. if you are looking at any federal crimes -- and this applies to him or anybody else, who they are looking at. on the federal side, the statute of limitations would not apply if they can show that somehow someone was involved in the trafficking of minors or enticing minors to cross state lines. if you can show sex trafficking, then the statute of limitations. then you have the possibility for federal crimes. as of today, no indication of that. >> that could be why epstein's
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former friend ghislaine maxwell could be in jeopardy. we know an investigation is coming there. >> that's the big investigation here. that's what the feds are investigating. they are investigating basically, were there other people who were part of a conspiracy with epstein? was he not working alone as part of this? and they would be charged with very similar crimes as epstein was charged. that's the -- that's the real question now moving forward. >> the other question i have is i can't understand why epstein's -- they were epstein's attorneys. now they're attorneys for the estate. why are they pursuing this investigation of his death? >> epstein has died, right? i think all they're trying to do is sully up anybody else except for epstein. the jail did this wrong, and that wrong. they're going to be accurate. there are problems with the jail, but that doesn't change the fact that it seems all indications point to a suicide. i don't understand why, well, you know, we don't necessarily buy this. what are they suggesting? that he was murdered, and therefore what? the question at some point is going to be, what is their role now? they're fighting certain legal
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fights about the non-prosecution agreement, and the response to them has been, wait a second. why are you guys weighing in? what is your relevance here anymore? jeffrey epstein has died. >> big question.n abrams, thank. cecilia? now to new video of nascar legend dale earnhardt jr. and his family escaping that plane. thankfully everyone made it out alive. now an investigation is under way. steve osunsami is there in griffin, georgia where officials, steve, they are poring over the wreckage this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, cecilia. this is what's left of dale earnhardt jr.'s plane. they are going to unload it and take it apart, investigators to try and figure out why exactly it slid off the runway. i want you to take a look at it now that we're on top of it. you can see what happened here. this is the fence the plane tore through, and right here this is what's left of a window. the heat was that intense. it melted the window, turned this plane into a crisp, and it is amazing when you look at
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this, that the family was able to walk away from this alive. federal investigators put these burned up pieces of dale s planlao beit a l sws. these are e dramatic moments after the plan fami made their escape from the burning wreck. >> it came out of the airfield. it is on fire. >> reporter: incorrectly phone video obtained by our charlotte affiliate, you see the private jet on fire. then the door opens and a man pulls out a child who we now know is the former nascar driver's baby daughter. another man leaves followed by earnhardt's wife, and they run for cover, making it out alive. >> there's a baby. one, two, three, four, five. five people, and a dog. >> it was a harrowing experience for all of them. they are a walking miracle. >> reporter: the racing legend
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who is now an on-air analyst decided to skip the race saturday night, but his presence was still felt by top names at the track. >> i'm glad he's okay. >> it takes your breath away. those are people that are friends and are, you know, family. >> reporter: investigators believe this plane bounced at least twice during landing and it came down hard on the right landing gear destroying it. federal investigators hope to have a preliminary report within a week. guys? >> wow. just incredible to see it up close. steve, thank you. >> wow, stunning images indeed. again, so happy everybody made it out okay. coming up next though, we have the brave 9-year-old girl who survived a shark attack. ived a shark attack. ♪ ♪ so kim, you going for our big drive safe & save discount? yup, using the app. i've been quite vigilant. sharon says step on it. the meeting's started. ok, write her back 'dear sharon, don't mess with my discount!' faster mommy, i gotta go to the bathroom.
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we're back now with those new shark scares. a 9-year-old girl in florida surviving an attack in knee-deep water. this as we see new footage of a close encounter with a hammer head shark. will reeve has all the latest. good morning, will. >> reporter: good morning, amy. that incident happened at a beach known as the shark attack capital of the world, but whether in the atlantic or in the pacific, all the way out in hawaii, the summer of shark encounters continues across america. the fearsome power of a hammerhead seen here up close. a florida fishing guide losing his catch when a 14-foot long hammer head snatches it right
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out of his hands. >> he took it out of my hand. >> reporter: watch as it rips the fish out of the fisherman's grasp. it's just one of a recent series of shark sightings coast to coast. this 9-year-old girl is the latest victim. >> i was running into the water, and i was about knee-deep. >> reporter: maggie crum was on vacation in florida with her family on friday, wading in the ocean when she suddenly felt a sharp pain. >> the shark bit my leg, and there's three marks back here that are, like -- that torn through the teeth, and then just a couple, two rows of teeth. >> reporter: maggie alerting her family. the little girl receiving immediate treatment on the beach, later getting a dozen stitches and a stuffed bear. >> i named it sharky. >> reporter: meanwhile in hawaii -- >> this is my board. that's the shark bite right there. >> reporter: -- max was surfing off the island of oahu when a shark swam right up to him. >> it comes up to the right side of me, and it bumps me off my board and then takes a chomp out of it and then i'm in the water right now, and then i just know
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that i have to start swimming. >> reporter: max made it safely back to shore, dragging his board the whole way, still attached to his ankle with a leash. >> that's where the shark attack happened. i swam all the way back to there. >> reporter: despite the close call, max has no second thoughts about surfing. >> really the next morning right after -- right after the shark, i went back out. >> reporter: max says he knows he should not have been that far out alone in the dark in the water, and that he's lucky that nothing worse happened, but as for that board, he says he'll be hanging it in his house and he'll have a story to tell his kids, guys. >> quite a story. will, thank you so much. >> it will look good right above the mantle in your house. coming up, the teacher, the challenge, and why mariah carey is weighing in. it's our "play of the day." woman 1: this is my body of proof. man 1: proof of less joint pain and clearer skin. man 2: proof that i can fight psoriatic arthritis...
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good morning, south bay. let's get up and get going. >> this is abc 7 mornings. >> good morning. i'm natasha zouves from abc 7 mornings. meteorologist mike nicco has a comfortable forecast for today. >> especially for those going back to school. more kids and more cars in west contra costa county. richmond, o.69 with increasing sunshine from 11:00 to 3:00. everything is good. exercising, yardwork, out and about today. today our coolest day in the forecast. the heat is coming back starting wednesday. a stall on the san mateo bridge has things slow and go across the whole span and even frm before the toll plaza. it's a stall on the foster city side of things so about a 20-minute drive. give yourself plenty of time. dumbarton is a good alternate. southbound 101 at lincoln in san rafael. that accident cleared but backed up past highway 37.
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. severe storms have slammed the midwest and northeast, and it's noov. anothein. ginger tracking the latest. vape dangers.esses to-cigaretngam the symptoms parents should watch for, and what you should know this morning. backlash over the new weight watchers app for kids after thousands sign a petition to take the app down. why it's being challenged by both parents and nutritionists. how the company says it's aiming to improve the overall health of your children. ♪ control in control. janet jackson opening up about life as a single mom, being a working mother, revealing she has no nanny, and how her life
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has changed since her son's birth. ♪ i love it here comes the microwedding. small in size, but big in savings. the new way to get bridal bliss on a budget. ♪ almost paradise trouble in paradise. is brette hannah bceoffs and why male model jordan is saying -- >> have a cup of coffee, look yourself in the mirror and say, how are you today? >> as we say, good morning, america. ♪ paradise trouble in paradise. a lot of trouble. >> so much trouble it looks like. >> we need a scorecard for all that. good morning, america. hope you're doing well this monday morning. we got something else to show you. take a look at this one. breaking news just in the last hour. dwayne johnson sharing this photo on instagram. a secret wedding. the details that we're learning. that's coming up in "pop news."
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>> now that is paradise, right? first, we begin with all of those severe storms from the midwest all the way to the northeast. let's go back to ginger who has been tracking it all for us. good morning, ginger. im yma ha the wary on your phone and a da because this can happen quickly. a lot of people say to me, oh. it was all sunshine before that. you need sun to make a severe storm. i don't know how better to warn people except to say there was plenty of warning ahead, and there will be. with storms like this you can have tree damage that comes into homes and into cars and very easily that could happen to you. let's go ahead and move over and show you who has to be on the lookout today. along this cold front is what we'll be watching. that will come into the northeast, watch from 4:00 to about 7:00 p.m. if you are in philadelphia, new york city, boston. they'll be pop-up storms. they'll not be for everybody. you'll want to have that alert on. anywhere from omaha to st. louis tomorrow, especially for that
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eastern part, but through the day, and then i have to mention this. it is hot. we're talking so hothesories uph will feel like 105 to kansas city. right here philadelphia is 99. new york city feels like 98 wit. we'll break this by the end of the week. cecelia? >> thank you, ginger. looking forward to that. now to the outpouring for the new orleans news anchor nancy parker. she was shooting in a stunt plane when even crashed on friday killing both her and the pilot. p pilot was a member of a louisiana group that honored the tuskegee airmen. he was working at the fox affiliate there for 23 years. the city's mayor is praising her for her professionalism, intelligence, warmth and grace. she spent almost 30 years covering news in south louisiana, and i know that it speaks for all of us here to say that we're thinking of her and her family this morning.
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>> certainly are. what a loss there. we move on now to washington where the trump administration is pushing back on fears of a possible recession. president's advisers are trying to tamp down those fears aye maid some concerns about the trade war with china. i want to go back to abc's terry moran at the white house with the latest. good morning, terry. >> reporter: good morning, george. president trump is back at work after a couple of weeks of vacation, and for the first time in his presidency, he's facing questions about his management of the economy. the markets are shaking and there are some signs of economic weakness, and people are beginning to ask the question, is president trump's trade war tanking the u.s. economy? he says, no surprise, america is winning that trade war. china is losing and now the white house strategy is clear. blame the fed for any problems in the economy. blame them for raising interest rates too far, too fast, and there still are some good signs, some growth in the economy. jobs are good. consumer spending is still up, but there is no question the warning signs are out there, and
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looming over all of this is the 2020 campaign. president trump has staked his re-election on his management of the economy and even said last week voters have no choice but to elect him. democrats however, smell blood in the water, and his argument is going to be harder to make if this economy does, in fact, continue to stumble. george? >> always the number one issue in a presidential election. terry, thanks very much. coming up here, mysterious lung illnesses are being linked to vaping. and that candid interview with janet jackson on life as a single mom. plus, how to have the wedding of your dreams without breaking the bank. and the stars of "pose" are here live. we are excited to them. we also have a great audience upstai upstairs. we'll join them in just a few minutes. we'll be right back.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] welcome back to "gma." welcome to our great audience here this monday morning. glad you guys are here. [ applause ] you're going to want to come back on wednesday. we're going to reveal the cast of "dancing with the stars." the new cast are going to join us live, but right now it's time for sara haines and "pop news." sara, i have to tell you you have to talk to your sound engineer. i was hearing you backstage the whole time. >> you heard the conversation. >> i heard your whole fluffer nutter conversation. >> her mic fell off during the broadcast friday. >> it could have been a lot worse. >> he was lucky. that's going to bring his real estate down a tad. now it's time for "pop news." we have some breaking news this morning. dwayne johnson is married. [ cheers and applause ]
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he quietly tied the knot with his long time girlfriend in hawaii over the weekend. johnson sharing these beautiful photos on instagram with the simple caption, we do. along with the hawaiian word for blessed. the pair have been together for over a decade and have two daughters together, along with his daughter simone from his previous marriage. we want to send out the biggest congratulations to the entire family. [ applause ] and we have a "pop news" exclusive. i don't get these all the time. we are revealing that carrie underwood is going to be the host of the 53rd annual cma awards, but the country music superstar will have a little help joined by special guest host and reigning country queen. >> wow.
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>> yeah. they are celebrating legendary women in country music. those three are a pretty good start. the final nominees will be announced right here on "gma" august 28th. my eyes are watering. i'm so excited. i swear i'm not crying over my "pop news," but the mascara is not agreeing with .m sorry. this one will make you cry possibly. finally, a movie theater filled with a positively -- had to do it -- adorable audience. take a look. this is a group of service dogs at a festival in canada taking in a performance of billy elliot "the musical." oh, my gosh, you guys, my eyes are literally falling off. this is going to be george stephanopoulos' "pop news." this is part of their training. they're practicing helping their handlers navigate through a theater. they were all well-behaved, they came in, took their seats, got up at remission, and found their seats again afterwards. all things we learn as humans when we start going to the
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theater, and we're guessing they probably haven't figured out how to use the concession stand, nor should they, but one -- >> maybe turn off their phones. >> oh, george. >> i feel bad for you. >> don't you almost had to take me. you were my wing man. i looked up here. i'm chihuahua biased and i was looking and i googled. a chihuahua can be a service dog, but the second auto fill on google was, can a chihuahua kill you? i'm a little -- it was too much for the morning. but george, do you want to take it from here? >> go take care of your eyes. >> i know. and my mic. i mean -- >> we love you, sara. >> i love you. [ applause ] >> yes. big round of applause for sara. now to our "gma" cover story. backlash is growing this morning over a new app from weight watchers made specifically for kids. it's being called dangerous, irresponsible and immoral, and a new #wakeupweightwatchers is now trending.
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paula faris is here with more on that story. good morning, paula. >> not surprising, you guys, there's a lot of outrage about this. the app targets kids as young as 8 years old. they enter their height, weight, and health goals. they log what they eat. >> reporter: this morning this new app from weight watchers for children is receiving backlash. the app called curbo is aimed at children aged 8 through 17 in part to help reach a healthier weight with food logging and a method called the traffic light system focusing on green, yellow and red foods. >> green foods are foods that the usda dietary guidelines say children and families should eat more of. yellow foods, in moderation, and red foods should be eaten fewer times per day. >> reporter: curbo raising concerns to some parents and nutritionists alike.
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>> i feel like the way this app was built is so similar to weight watchers and just geared completely towards weight loss, weight loss, weight loss. >> reporter: thousands have signed a petition to take the app down, even calling it dangerous, immoral and irresponsible. >> 30 million people in the u.s. of all different ages and genders and races suffer from an eating disorder which is a mental illness. >> reporter: holly who started the petition, is in recovery from an eating disorder. >> if we had had this app in our hands to literally log every bite of food to eat that we know that some of us would have actually died from our diseases because it would have so enabled our unhealthy mentally ill thinking. >> reporter: but weight watchers now known as ww saying comprehensive behavioral family-based programs like curbo don't cause eating disorders, adding that the goal of the app is not weight loss. >> it's improving your overall
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health profile by changing behaviors around nutrition, activity and mindset. >> reporter: it also offers breathing exercises and showcases success stories. some showing before and after photos of children as young as 8 years old, and how much weight they have lost, but this also raising some concerns. >> looking at before and after pictures of kids who have lost weight is absolutely something that could lead to children feeling horrible about themselves. you're not meant to be deprived of food to try to be skinny. you're meant to nourish yourself to be happier and healthier and feel good, and food is positive. >> yes. 1 in 5 kids in the u.s. are deemed overweight, but the american academy of pediatrics advised when we talk about health and wellness with our kids that we don't talk about
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weight. and for a company that dropped the word weight from its name, because they wanted to move away from the scale, this new product isn't sitting well, george. we should mention the app is free, but you can pay for coaching, george. >> thank you very much. we have a new "gma" health alert. concerns about vaping. the cdc is investigating as many as 94 possible lung illnesses related to e-cigarettes and many hospitalizing teens with lung damage. i'm here with someone from johns hopkins who specializes in pediatric lung illnesses. what are we seeing here? >> we have seen cases of acute lung injury, leading to hospitalizations in teens and young adults linked with e-cigarettes or vaping. cases have been confirmed in eight statements and counting and some of the people are quite sick. they start out with symptoms like cough, fever, chest tightness, shortness of breath, and some progressed to needing the intensive care unit and a ventilator to breathe. we're concerned about that because youth e-cigarette use or vaping has reached epic
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proportions. >> what is it about vaping that's causing these illnesses? >> it's a great question, george. a common misconception is it's just harmless water vapor. that's not true. in addition to nicotine, these products emit nickel, tin and lady, harmful chemicals, and flavorings which can do damage to the lungs when they're inhaled and also ultra fine particles which are damaging to the heart and lungs. bottom line, anyone who is using these is placing themselves at risk, and we don't even know the medium and long-term health effects. >> so much risk, but you use the word epidemic. 1 in 4 teens have tried these. what can we do to bring this risk down? >> the most important thing is to just educate people. so parents and teens, teachers, everyone needs to be aware of what's going on, and, you know, teens who use these need to understand that they are placing themselves at risk for lifelong tobacco addiction, and potentially serious lung damage. we encourage all parents to talk
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with their kids. middle schoolers are using these, high schoolers are using these and in occasional cases, elementary school. definitely talk to preteens and maybe younger. parents who want to learn more can go to the american association website. there's a topic called vape talk. it's a conversation starter that will help them see what to ask their kids to get the conversation started, and schools can find resources there if they want to educate the kids. we had that talk in our house. it's really important. thanks for coming in. let's go to cecilia. we'll turn to the latest on janet jackson. the music superstar has been speaking out in a candid new interview about what it's like being a single mom, caring for her 2-year-old son all while keeping up with her career. abc's stephanie ramos is here. she says she's doing this without any extra help on her own, trying to do it on her own. >> absolutely. i was really excited to get this story. big fan of janet jackson right here. she says for awhile, she stayed away from watching any of her music videos, but just recently started watching them again, giving in to a very personal request from her number one fan,
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her son who she recently opened up about. ♪ now i know i've got to take control ♪ >> reporter: janet jackson says she's in control when it comes to raising her son. the 53-year-old opening up about balancing motherhood and music, sharing a glimpse into life with 2-year-old issa in a rare interview with australia's "stellar" magazine. she says it's hard being a working mother. i don't have a nanny. i do it all myself. if my mother did it with nine children, there's no reason i can't. of course, when i'm working, someone watches him, but it's my baby and me. ♪ when i think of >> reporter: the grammy winner always thinking about her baby, revealing how her life on stage has changed after birth. we used to rehearse eight hours
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plus. aomy n.ton to maybe four hours. son, issa in 2017. the couple who privately wed in 2012, and then split in april of 2017. >> miss janet jackson. >> reporter: and in march, during her acceptance speech for the rock 'n' roll hall of fame, jackson thanking her son. >> you are my heart. you are my life, and you have shown me the meaning of real, unconditional love. >> reporter: and although jackson stepped into the spotlight at a young age, when asked about her son following in her footsteps, she says it's really up to him. i wouldn't want him to do this from such a young age. you really have to be thick-skinned for this. you can really go in the wrong direction. there's so much temptation, all kinds of crazy things.ea t hie o lin,he bought him one, and she says he
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is always with it. she says he sleeps with it, eat. he's constantly with the violin, and she says he has perfect pitch. >> it's in the genes in that family for sure. >> exactly. >> it was great to hear from her. you don't hear from her very often like that. this was fun. we'll go over to ginger. >> we have a "gma" moment for you here. this one from san antonio, texas. i don't know how many of you flew here. you took an airplane here, right? a lot of people? when you take off in an airplane, takeoff usually not everyone's favorite part unless you're wyatt. i urge you all to have that joy when you fly out of here. i know he's looking down on us right now, we hope we made him happy. >> these stories, so heartbreaking but so heartwarming at the same time. >> kind of hard to watch, but a pretty beautiful story. we want to thank the station wpbf for helping with that. we also know neely has another son who is starting high school, they're going to be there for him too. >> don't miss our updates on
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[ cheers and applause ] now to a wedding that's small in size, but big on savings. microweddings are catching on as a way to minimize your guest list and your budget. take a look. ♪ >> reporter: your wedding day arguably one of the most memorable days of your life, and while some brides spare no expense -- orter:er not so much >> when i bought this house 17 years ago, it cost less than this blessed event. >> reporter: so can you really achieve bridal bliss on a budget? introducing microweddings, a wedding with a guest list of
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less than 20 people. according to the knot, in 2018, the cost of a wedding averages around $34,000, but venues are offering to shrink that, ranging anywhere from $2,000 to $4,000. >> we find that people are grave tating towards the trend because they're more intimate and less people. and people are cost conscious now. >> reporter: meet kelly and david, a florida couple that opted to downsize. >> we didn't have a large number of people we wanted to invite, and also we are on a very limited budge budget. >> reporter: and although the couple's list of eight people is smaller than the average wedding, they're not letting size define their special day. >> we thought it would be a lot nir ifhe our heart could be there with us. >> we're joined by
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thank you for joining us. i wanted to begin actually by polling our audience. how many of you -- raise your hands if you are married. how many of you -- keep your hands up, if you think you spent too much on your wedding? fair. >> oh. we have some cost-conscious folks here. >> talk a little bit, rachel, about who these microweddings are best suited for. >> they are great for minimalists and couples on a budget. think of them as the middle ground between elopements which are spontaneous, and at the other end, you have huge, huge weddings between hundreds of people, and huge venues. microweddings you can think of them as an intimate dinner party with all your favorite people, your family and friends. you still have all the same details. you still have the dress, the suit, the cake, the photographer, the wedding planner. it's just on a smaller scale. >> i love that our audience is so cost conscious. they all stayed within their budgets. they're happy with how much they spent. how do you go about planning
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something like this? >> definitely one of the first things you have to do, is you have to sit down and have an honest conversation with your partner, and that's in order to set expectations and get a feel for exactly who you want at your wedding and what family and friends need to be there. once you have your guest list set, optimally that's 20 people, you can start searching out venues. so take that time to think about a space that means a lot to you as a couple. that can be your favorite restaurant in town. that can be the wine bar where you had your first date. those are optimal places and reach out to the wedding coordinators, and just say, this is the type of wedding we're trying to plan. how can you help me? >> i like it. it's a nice option if you don't want to elope, but you don't want to spend all the money. it's great for a lot of people. thank you for joining us, rachel. >> thank you. >> you can get your issue of "real simple" this friday. next up, the stars from "pose" are here live. stay with us. simple" this friday. next up, the stars from "pose" are here live. stay with us.
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good morning, south bay. let's get up and get going. >> this is abc 7 mornings. >> good morning. i'm reggie aqui. san francisco's chase center will open next month and the fears of many of its neighbors appear to be coming true. nearby traffic could delay emergency vehicles. the examiner reports san francisco firefighters held a drill last month to see how fast they could respond if an emergency were inside the arena. it took one ambulance 24 minutes to reach the warriors new home from a different part of the city. a chase center spokesperson says the arena is working closely with several agencies to plan emergency responses in the area. take a look at traffic right now. hi, sue. >> a couple of things going on. >> good morning. southbound 101 accident leaving san francisco new paul and a brand-new one just coming in involving a motorcycle
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southbound near cesar chavez. so you are stacked up all the way coming off of the bay bridge. and leading south towards the bay shore freeway.
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forecast. today and tomorrow, coolest days. the heat starting to build inland wednesday through sunday. reggie? [ cheers and applause ] ♪ welcome back to "gma." we have a great audience here to start the week. [ cheers and applause ] and we also have some fabulous guests to bring in as well. >> from the hit show, "pose," on fx. it's nominated for six emmys. please welcome dominique jackson, indya moore, and the co-creator. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> hi. >> hello.
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[ cheers and applause ] >> nice to meet you. >> welcome, guys. so this show has been such a hit. i mentioned the six emmy nominations. awafo ica o., wabee i felt that i would be very visible now. there would be no holding back or there would be no hiding. there would not be the ability to live stealth, and the world would know exactly who i am. i didn't know how the world would receive such a show talking about the trans community and the ballroom culture. so it was nerve-racking. >> but? >> but -- well, how do you guys feel about "pose"? [ cheers and applause ] >> this is pretty remarkable. i understand you pitched the show around 150 times before someone actually decided to go
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with it? how did you deal with all of that adversity and all of those nos? >> well, you know, i think that for us as black and latin and afro-latin people, and lgbtq people, we have to be persistent. we live in a culture, particularly right now with an administration that is often telling us that our lives and our stories don't matter, and i knew that this show was important, and that it was relevant, that our audience, young lgbtq people needed to know that their lives and their stories have value. >> this is such a universal show also. at the heart of the show, it's all about family, and indya, that just seems sweet. we met a lot of your fellow cast members, and that seems real on and off the screen. >> yeah. i just -- it's so incredible to see a show that's about family, analyze what family looks like
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amongst the group of people who have been told their whole lives that they don't deserve family, you know? that so many people believe that we're incapable of being loved and loving. so it's really beautiful that steven created a show that's centered around this group, about family, and yeah. you know, we -- we love each other everywhere, you know? we love each other onset. we love each other offset, you know, we protect each other. you know, if we're not protecting and looking out for each other and making stories, you know, for one another, who's going to do it, you know? >> dominique, you're the big protector. you're the house mother in the show, and thanks for bringing along a sneak preview of the finale. we're going to show everybody right now. >> now the trick here is balance. shift your weight on your foot, walking heel, toe, heel, toe. see? ♪ now it's your turn. jack? jack, you look like you're about to topple over.
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use your stomach muscles to keep you upright. bow-legged lou, straighten out those knocked knees. [ cheers and applause ] >> i have to ask. was it really that hard to get them to walk in heels or -- >> no. well, a lot of those people, especially like jack is part of ballroom. we're accustomed to stepping down and of course mr. porter, billy, has been in "kinky boo " boots". >> they were acting. >> of course. most definitely, yes. >> that's a tiny sneak peek. what else can you tell us, if anything, about the finale? >> what's really exciting about the finale is we jump ahead about nine months or so, and we pick up from what we have seen in the last two episodes, which is all of blanca's children have
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all left and they're living their lives. that's been the house we have been following for se the finale we really see that story wrap up. >> and i love that some of the story lines mirror your real life as well. i mean, indya, you're a supermodel and yet you're also gracing the cover of "elle." it's great to have those parallel lives going on while you're living it and acting at the same time. so how about -- would you guys mind giving us your best poses and faces? i'm going to begin with you, indya. give us your best, like, model, sell this face. or pose. either one. >> okay. >> to the camera. there you go. >> which one? >> four. >> four. okay. [ laughter ] [ applause ] >> i love it. dominique, do you got it in you? >> darling, it's always about the face. [ cheers and applause ] >> i love it.
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thank you for being here. we appreciate it. you can see "pose" season 2 finale tomorrow at 10:00 p.m. eastern on fx. thank you again, everyone. we appreciate it. [ cheers and applause ] coming up next, why hannah b. is in paradise. sneak peek next. george can't wait for that. [ cheers and applause ]
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[ cheers and applause ] we're we're back now on "gma," and we're going to head back to will reeve who is still on the beach. this time with all the details about bachelor nation's big show. tonight is the start of a two-night event. and, will, a lot of surprises ahead. >> reporter: yeah, amy. tons of surprises. i am back on the beach. hannah b. is back down in paradise. john paul jones is quoting shakespeare. i think that's a first, and there is a whole bunch of other stuff going on, lots of drama. you have to just take a look. >> reporter: it's that time of the season on bachelor nation's paradise edition. ♪ things are getting a little hot on the beach. >> i'm the king of paradise! >> reporter: and the faceoffs and the fights are heating up. >> you don't want me to go over there and wreck the pinata right now? >> please don't wreck the pinata. >> that pinata is getting wrecked. >> oh my
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stopo, guys. >> oh, my god. >> no. >> reporter: male model jordan has a pattern of doing this in paradise. >> wow. really? >> reporter: saying this -- >> i'm a pretty cool cat. just david, stop pushing me. >> reporter: and this posted over the weekend on "bachelor in paradise's" instagram. >> stop worrying about everybody else. have a cup of coffee, look yourself in the mirror and say, how are you today? can we do that? >> reporter: but the mystery of the day is why is bachelorette hannah b. suddenly showing up? this is a sneak peek of the show. >> hi, everybody. i'm so glad to be here. i hope y'all are having a great time, but i really want to talk to demi. so, you know, i want to talk to you.ll >> bye.
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>> it would take something massive for me to feel like i have been thrown for some wild loop. i care about demi more than anything else. she has, like, talked to me about some things that are very personal that i know nobody else here knows. >> reporter: it's just amazing, and you can see that tonight and tomorrow night. "bachelor in paradise," only on abc 8:00 eastern. you'll be there, right, amy? >> how amazing? i need you to say that again. >> reporter: it's just -- it's amazing. >> thank you, will. [ applause ] let's go ahead over to ginger now. >> i don't know about you, amy, but i have already cheered myself twice in the mirror with park, and we are giving vip tie.
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foouletter.eo do is si up you ne to calm down, but ju gto [ cheers and applause ] here's the other thing. here's the other thing. you know we have been grilling all summer with our sponsor, king's hawaiian asking you to share your photos with us. today we have got a photo of crystal in riverview, florida. she's showing her husband teaching her son how to have some hawaiian shrimp and pineapple. crystal, i'm coming over. that sounds good. we w the disney aulani resort in hawaii. go to
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>> i'll be honest. first reaction, if i had seen a full body apparition and knew it was a ghost, you're going to hear a string of cusswords first. it will startle me. then i'll be like can i help you? >> reporter: the show's co-creator, grant wilson says their main goal is to help people in need. >> think of the people sitting in their homes dealing with stuff they don't understand, and their answer is right there on tv. it's going to help a lot of people. >> reporter: wilson is now mentoring the new team, so we decided to put him to the test to see if he could teach me to be a ghost hunter. we start on the third floor, and i immediately feel strange. >> why are you feeling creeped out up here? >> i don't know. >> reporter: he encourages me to walk around, and suddenly i notice something. >> let's try going in this room and see how you feel. >> it feels slanted. >> what you are feeling is called the funhouse effect.
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>> reporter: he explains an unlevel floor, and uneven walls can create the illusion of paranormal activity. >> you're used to being in a square, rectangular room, and this messes up that. it feels like something is hovering over you. >> reporter: but over things -- >> what is that? >> reporter: -- weren't so straight forward. >> what was that? >> that was a temperature drop and an air pressure change. >> what does that mean? >> that's kind of a standard indicator that something is here. >> reporter: just finished a sweep with grant. we did encounter a few abnormal things. some he could explain, and others he couldn't. whether or not those are paranormal, we have to wait until the investigation is complete, and tune into "ghost hunters" to find out. for "good morning america," diane macedo, abc news, connecticut. >> so spooky. the all new season of "ghost hunters" premieres this wednesday on a&e. coming up, ajr performing live. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ing up, ajr p
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and we're back with the platinum-selling band, ajr, about to head out on a tour. their album "neo theater" debuted at number one on the alt-rock charts. here's a hit from that album. this is "dear winter." [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ dear winter, i hope you like your name ♪ ♪ i hope they don't make fun of you when you grow up and go to school, okay ♪ ♪ because winter is the baddest name ♪ ♪ dear winter, i hope you talk to girls ♪
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♪ or boys or anyone you like ♪ i just hope you don't stay in every night ♪ ♪' cause i wish i was out tonight ♪ ♪ ah ♪ it really doesn't seem like there's anyone for me ♪ ♪ but dear winter, i hope you like your name ♪ ♪ i'm hoping that someday i can meet you on this earth ♪ ♪ but shoot i got to meet your mom first ♪ ♪ dear winter, i hope you like this song ♪ ♪ and even when you're 13, and you scream at me for parenting you wrong ♪ ♪ i hope it's still the baddest song ♪ ♪ ah ♪ it really doesn't seem like
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there's anyone for me, but dear winter ♪ ♪ i hope you like your name, you know i cannot wait to teach you how to curse ♪ ♪ but shoot i got to meet your mom first ♪ ♪ dear winter, don't move too far away ♪ ♪ and please don't say i'm hovering when i text you to ask about your day ♪ ♪ i want to hear about your day ♪ ♪ ah ♪ will we still hang out and talk when i'm no longer in charge ♪ ♪ oh, dear winter, i hope you like your name ♪ ♪ i hope you let me take a shot with you on your 21st ♪ ♪ but you got to ask your mom first ♪
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good morning, bay area. let's get up and get going. >> this is abc 7 mornings. >> i'm reggie aqui. mike nicco has your cooler for now forecast. >> cooler for now. you're catching on. i like that, reggie. let's talk about the cool for now. everything is great to be outside. temperatures running in the 60s at the coast and san francisco. 70s around the bay. some 80s around fremont, san jose and inland east bay neighborhoods. great sleeping weather again tonight. mid-50s, low 60s. today is the coolest day of the forecast. look at wednesday through sunday. especially inland. it's going to get quite hot again. how about the xhurkcommute, sue? >> we have an accident right near west brand. three vehicles, lane number two. that's the second from the left. just past that overcrossing. and you're still stocked up with metering lights on. all right, leaving san francisco, we have this earlier accident. turned out to be one in the same, paul avenue. cesar chavez. motorcycle down.
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stacked up coming off the bay brid >> announcer: it's "live with kelly and ryan." today, from the drama "mindhunter," jonathan groff, and one of the stars of "power," lela loren, plus fun in the sun with the hottest toys of summer, all next on "live." and now here are kelly ripa and ryan seacrest. [cheers and applause] [upbeat music] [indistinct singing] >> ryan: hey! good morning. what's happening? hey. hey, hey, hey, hey. ♪ hello. hi. good morning. all right. good morning, guys. thank you.


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