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good morning, america. as we join you on this wednesday, new concerns that dorian could hit the u.s. as a hurricane. tropical storm dorian on the move and gaining strength. now forecast to potentially hit florida as a category 2 hurricane. high winds and heavy rain already destroying roads and homes in its path. puerto rico bracing to get hit today. our team live in the storm zone with the very latest. president trump approving an emergency declaration for puerto ricobut also facing new scrutiny over the plan to shift hundreds of millions of dollars from fema disaster relief to the border instead. raising the alarm in the amazon as the lungs of the earth burn.
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new concern about respiratory problems for children in the fire zone. caught on camera, a terrifying rhino encounter. the massive animal ramming its horn into a zookeeper's car flipping it over three times. how that woman amazingly survived. dorm room fire. overnight flames erupting in this college bedroom sparked by a popular battery-operated skateboard forcing hundreds of students to evacuate and causing $20,000 worth of damage. an abc news exclusive. rob gronkowski, here for his first live interview since announcing his retirement. >> football was bringing me down. >> revealing the super bowl injury that changed everything. why he decided to walk away at just 29 and what is next for the three-time champ? good morning, america.
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on this tuesday morning -- or what is it wednesday morning? >> it's wednesday. >> wednesday morning. i'm really excited. >> it's not friday. >> you know why i'm thinking tuesday? that's when i watched rob gronkowski's presser. we're excited to get to that with him. >> that presser was quite emotional. sort of surprising. he revealed something not a lot of us knew, that serious injury that led to him retiring at just 29 years old. an injury that happened in the super bowl. >> yeah. a lot of questions for him so we'll be talking to him. but first, we begin with tropical storm dorian on the move, and those new fears this morning that it could hit the u.s. as a hurricane. >> it's already caused damage in the caribbean and heading towards puerto rico right now. and overnight president trump approved an emergency declaration for the island. rob marciano starts us off with the very latest. good morning, rob. >> good morning, michael. this is what it did to martinique when it was a smaller, weaker storm. look at the flooding there. a passenger bus. hopefully everybody got out of there okay. that is just 4 inches of rainfall so got a lot of rain, it will have a lot of wind and getting into prime time for hurricane season so we got not
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one but two storms to speak of. we'll deal with erin later. more concerning is dorian right now, still 80 miles from st. croix, the u.s. virgin islands will be impacted. tropical storm warnings for the british virgin islands and all of puerto rico for 70-mile-an-hour winds especially on the east side. once it goes past puerto rico later on tonight and tomorrow in through friday. by saturday it's a category 1 in the southwestern waters of the atlantic where it's very warm, category 2 by saturday night/sunday and sometime sunday night into monday anywhere from miami up towards savannah, maybe even the carolinas. i want to show you the spaghetti models and give you an idea of what the computer models are saying. they're not in good agreement. once we get out into the later periods here. a lot of uncertainty as it goes towards the u.s. coastline but likely to be at least a hurricane as it gets closer. first things first though, let's go to puerto rico live where victor oquendo is with us. you were with me during hurricane maria two years ago. what is going on today? >> reporter: good morning, rob. we are on the southern part of the island. we wanted to see how people outside san juan were preparing
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for the storm. we found neighborhoods full of homes not ready to withstand whatever dorian brings. overnight, heavy winds and rai touching down on martinique leaving washed out roads throughout the island. this morning the people of puerto rico on edge. still dealing with the aftermath of hurricane maria which struck the island nearly two years ago. packing 155-mile-per-hour winds killing nearly 3,000 people. >> the whole island has been traumatized. so you have to take that into consideration. >> reporter: 26,000 puerto ricans still living under blue tarp roofs. we were invited inside this home. you can actually see what the original roof looked like in this home. part of that blue tarp is peeking in. fema says they are far more prepared than 2017 stocking warehouses around the island like this one with vital supplies at the ready. >> fema took ay aggr stance for dorian. it's the first system of the year and we understand that the island is still very fragile. >> reporter: last night the
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governor said officials were 90% ready for dorian and would make their final preparations today. time is quickly running out. tom? >> and those blue tarp homes so dangerous. victor, thanks for that. the storm is hitting travel hard as we head to a holiday weekend. airlines canceling flights and cruise lines rerouting their ships. alex perez is in punta cana. they're bracing for dorian's effects. alex, good morning. >> reporter: hey, good morning, tom. thanks to dorian already some major problems for travelers trying to get in and out of the caribbean. take a look behind me here. you can see the airport here in punta cana is still open. some travelers trying to get out of here this morning, but all of the airlines already issuing waivers for those travelers who are being forced to reschedule their flights, and it's not just in the air. royal caribbean rerouting a number of its cruise ships. those ships now taking a more western caribbean route to avoid any impact from the storm. cecilia? >> okay, alex, thank you.
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overnight president trump approved that emergency declaration just as we are about to hit the peak of hurricane season, we are now learning the president wants to take more than $155 million from fema and use that money in his fight against illegal immigration. our senior national correspondent terry moran has more from the white house. terry, the outcry was swift on this one. democrats say this is going to drain funding for disaster relief. >> reporter: that's right. they say it's a bad tradeoff. it came as a surprise. it's $155 million from fema and $271 million from the department of homeland security altogether going down to the border. that's a lot of money and the administration says it's necessary, it's needed to deal with the huge influx of people coming to the southern border. it's going to be used to provide detention beds and hearing facilities and transportation costs in a situation where those facilities are already overcrowded and resources are strained right through. but democrats say this trade-off could have deadly consequences. >> yeah, there's going to be definitely a fight over this
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one. terry, one more immigration headline before we go this morning. this is from "the washington po" reporting that president trump is in a real race to finish his border wall before the 2020 election. there's even talk that he could possibly seize some private land to make this happen? >> reporter: well, that's always been in the cards, cecilia. the government has the power of imminent domain. but there's no question president trump is bringing it bright to the edge. this is, of course, his central campaign promise. it is still a rallying cry, as you know, at all his rallies and wants it done and wants 500 miles of border wall by election day. right now there's only about 60 done, and he's pushing hard. he has even said he will pardon federal officials who break the law in order to get it done. his aides say he's joking but he's not joking about getting it done. they also confirm one other thing, he wants the wall painted black and wants it to be spiky on top. black so that it's hot to the touch in the sun along the border. cecilia? >> he's very concerned about that aesthetic. thank you very much.
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now to a possible blockbuster deal in the works. a source telling abc news purdue pharma is offering a massive package to end the lawsuits against the company over its role in the opioid epidemic. steve osunsami joins us from atlanta with the details. good morning, steve. >> reporter: good morning to you, michael. this is getting expensive for the drugmakers. if this deal goes through, it would cover treatments for addicted americans. this morning, the drug manufacturer who according to the government makes one of the most common painkillers involved in prescription opioid deaths is offering a potential deal, purdue pharma makers of oxycontin is willing to settle more than 2,000 lawsuits that the drugmaker is currently facing related to opioid addictions. a source tells abc news purdue offered a package that could be worth up to $10 billion to $12 billion. in a statement the company explains that while purdue pharma is prepared to defend itself vigorously in the opioid litigation, it sees little good coming from years of wasteful litigation and appeals.
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"the new york times" is reporting that as part of the proposed settlement, that members of the sackler family who own the drugmaker would give up their stake in the company and pay $3 billion of their own money. >> do you believe purdue's marketing was overly aggressive? >> no. >> reporter: this is all coming out after the release of this 2015 video testimony from former chairman and president dr. richard sackler. >> do you know whether oxycontin is more powerful or less powerful a drug than morphine? >> depends what you mean by powerful. if powerful means potency, absolutely. it is twice as potent as morphine. >> reporter: the members of the sackler family who own the company made billions developing and selling oxycontin. purdue pharma says it is working actively with top state officials and plaintiffs across multiple states to get a deal
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done. tom? >> again, more than 2,000 cases. all right, steve, thanks very much. now to the fight to save the amazon. this morning, concern is growing over how the fires and smoke can affect people's lungs, including children as more residents report respiratory problems. this as the battle rages on over funding to fight the flames. matt gutman is on the front lines with the very latest. matt, good morning. >> reporter: tom, good morning. it rained here a little overnight yet you can still smell the smoke in the air. that has increased a sense of urgency with brazil's president seeming to argue with european leaders because he's unhappy about how donations have been offered here. this morning as fires continue to rip through the amazon, world leaders are butting heads. after rejecting a pledge of $22 million in aid by france's president, emmanuel macron, and g7 nations, the brazilian president insisting his government will find a solution to give the world satisfaction.
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brazilian officials said perhaps the money would be better served reforesting europe. this as president trump tweeted his support for bolsonaro known as the trump of bolsonaro chiming in, accusing the, quote, fake news media of distorting brazil's fire control efforts including its deployment of troops to the fire lines. new drone video showing miles of torched forest, a once lush landscape now eerie and smothered in ash. satellite images capturing thousands of acres of scorched earth. and on the ground, we saw those fires' terrifying speed outside of this ranch on the border of brazil and bolivia. you can see it's chewing up not only the dry brush but those palm trees are acting like kindling. the smoke and flame swallowing that. we doubled back to check on the rancher and through the haze there he was. but this morning, concern in parts of brazil over smoke inhalation. in some places reported
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respiratory issues among children more than doubling. it's really only the massive deluges of the rainy season that will be able to put down fires like this but that is still a couple of months away. now, scientists here are concerned that these fires will put parts of brazil past the tipping point making dry season last longer and permanently turning forest into savannah. cecilia? >> indeed a global threat. okay, matt gutman, thank you. we turn to new testimony in the case of jeffrey epstein. more than a dozen accusers getting their day in court demanding justice despite epstein's death. diane macedo is here with more on this. good morning, diane. >> cecelia, good morning. it was an emotional and unusual day in court. the purpose was to drop the criminal case against jeffrey epstein. usually a routine matter after a death. but the judge in this case decided to have this hearing so that despite his death epstein's accusers could be heard. >> reporter: a dramatic day in court, more than a dozen women,
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accusers of multi-millionairemu- sex offender jeffrey epstein speaking out. their message clear, epstein's dead but they still want justice. >> do i feel his death was an appropriate punishment? absolutely not. it gives nobody justice and it leaves a lot of unanswered questions. >> reporter: among epstein's accusers, chauntae davies. >> all i could say was, please, no, stop, but that seemed to excite him more. >> reporter: she said she kept years of sexual abuse by epstein bottled up. >> it definitely is so empowering to have had that day today, but it still doesn't change the fact that he's not here to, you know, face the music. >> reporter: davies tells abc news she first met epstein after being recruited by his longtime friend ghislaine maxwell for a job as a masseuse. maxwell has not been charged and has denied all wrongdoing. >> it's not how jeffrey died, but how he lived and we need to get to the bottom of everybody who was involved with that starting with ghislaine maxwell.
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>> reporter: virginia giuffre said maxwell recruited her as a teenager to be a sex slave to epstein and claimed epstein ordered her to have sex with some of his powerful friends, including prince andrew, something the prince has denied. he admitted his friendship with epstein but said, at no stage during the limited time i spent with him did i see, witness or suspect any behavior of the sort that subsequently led to his arrest and conviction. outside of court, giuffre fired back. >> he knows exactly what he has done, and i hope he comes clean about it. >> reporter: prosecutors yesterday said a grand jury is already investigating epstein's death and assured the judge the government will pursue others who may have aided mr. epstein. as for his accusers, many have already filed civil suits against his estate. many more say they plan to. so this case overall is far from over. >> so much more to come. >> diane, thanks. we want to take a turn overseas to some new video showing a terrifying rhino attack, and this video is incredible.
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take a look at this. the zookeeper is inside that safari vehicle. she is lucky to be alive after the animal charged the car ramming it with its horn, flipping it over three times happening at a safari park in germany on sunday. amazingly the woman that was inside that car made it out with just a few bruises. the zoo, we just got a statement, says the animal has never shown signs of aggression towards the vehicle before and it will be sent to a different zoo where he can sort of live with the herd. i have an important question. michael,f i you had to choose between the rhino or gronk to lineup against, who are you choosing? >> gronk, you're going down. that rhino -- >> that was serious. >> lucky to be alive. yeah, that was scary but thank you, tom, for that. we're going to go now -- we're going to turn now to world cup champion carli lloyd who has a chance to make history again and caught the eye of the nfl with infamous field goal kick and is seriously considering offers to become the first woman to play in the league. we spoke with her last night
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after she threw out the first pitch at the phillies game, and t.j. holmes is here. soccer, football, baseball, triple threat. >> she's amazing. look, there are some professions where you have skills that are easily transferable to other professions. carli lloyd, she's in tiptop physical shape. her office is a grass field where she competes in front of thousands and she can kick a ball really far. hmm, stra, what else could she do? she could be the first woman in the nfl. >> driven across, goal! carli lloyd has two. >> reporter: she's already one of the best football players in the world. now, carli lloyd is considering taking up a new sport. football. after video went viral of the two-time world cup soccer champion on a football field kicking and nailing a 55-yarder during a friendly visit to an eagles/ravens practice. >> i'm sort of toying with the idea of going for it. >> reporter: lloyd told us overnight that based on that
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video, several nfl teams reached out wondering if she could kick it with them. she even had the opportunity to be in an nfl uniform as early as this week. >> i had two teams approach me about potentially playing in the fourth preseason game. unfortunately, i have my own game to play in on thursday night. >> reporter: her own game? well, that was the u.s. women's national team playing portugal in a friendly this thursday. the same night as those nfl preseason games. >> my friends and family are all in my corner and they all really believe that i could actually do it and i believe in myself as well with just the proper technique and the right practice and everything. >> reporter: a casual kick, a viral video now a historic and pioneering possibility, the first woman ever in the nfl. no pressure. >> there's obviously a lot of pressure on a kicker. i think that i tick that box. i've played in world championships. i've had all sorts of pressure around me and i actually thrive
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under pressure. so mentally i think i'd be able to do it. >> you have detracrs saying this is a publicity stunt. she couldn't be out there but she wants to wait until 2020 because she wants to work at it, practice, get the technique down and get it right. >> what she's saying if you listen closely, it sounds like she's for real. >> there are no rules barring her in the nfl? she could play? >> if you can perform you're good. >> if you can kick, you're in. a lot of teams could use her. we're following a lot of other stories this morning. three-time super bowl champ rob gronkowski is standing by for his first live interview since retiring. it's only on "gma." also ahead, new developments in the college admissions scandal. lori loughlin and her husband back in court. now a warning from the judge. first let's head back over to rob. quickly about erin that developed last night, closer to us, 260 miles off the coast of cape hatteras. it will stay off the coast. heavy rain for eastern new england. time now for your rainy cities brought to you by allstate.
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we're following right now. tropical storm dorian is on the move and gaining strength expected to hit puerto rico today and now there are new concerns it could hit the u.s. as a category 2 hurricane over this holiday weekend. take a look at this one, guys, this video. it's a dorm room at the university of cincinnati on fire overnight after a battery-powered skateboard malfunctioned. hundreds of students had to evacuate. thankfully everyone was okay but those flames and the sprinklers that followed caused an estimated $20,000 worth of damage. and a reason to celebrate this morning. a big win for tennis phenom coco gauff. the 15-year-old making her debut at the u.s. open last night and winning a thrilling showdown. her parents cheering her on every step of the way and later today the williams sisters will play. venus and serena making it to the second round, see it on espn and espn2. u.s. open awesome so far. >> been good so far. we'll stick with sports and go to football now. football star or superstar rob gronkowski. the three-time super bowl champ and former patriots tight end is
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joining us for his first live interview since announcing his retirement at 29 years old. he gave an emotional press conference tuesday. we're going to speak with gronk live in just a moment, but first here's paula faris with more. good morning, paula. >> good morning to you everyone. gronkowski says that football was bringing him down, just 29 when he retired, the same age as andrew luck. the former number one pick from the indianapolis colts who this week unexpectedly hung up his cleats, as well. >> i needed to walk away because i needed to do what was best for myself at that moment. >> reporter: this morning patriots star rob gronkowski raw and emotional, opening up for the first time about the moment he knew he had to step away from football. >> i needed to recover. i was not in a good place. football was bringing me down and i didn't like it. and i was losing that joy in life, like the joy. >> reporter: he says it happened during one of the biggest games
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in his career, the super bowl, just last february. >> in the super bowl about a couple minutes into the second quarter, i caught a pass on the left side, cut over and the linebacker took me right out, right here in my quad. i flipped in the air and i knew my quad was done. it was right there and then i was like last game, super bowl game, just give it all you have. >> reporter: then just 29 years old he knew he had to walk away announcing his retirement in march. >> i could barely walk. i slept for five minutes that night. i was in tears in my bed after a super bowl victory. >> reporter: it's a sentiment 29-year-old indianapolis colts quarterback andrew luck shares. this weekend making shock waves announcing he too was walking away from his $140 million contract saying that years of battling injuries had taken a physical and mental toll. >> i felt stuck in it and the only way i see out is to no longer play football. it's taken my joy of this game away.
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the only way for me is to remove myself from football. >> luck said he was losing his joy in life as well. colts owner jim irsay estimated over the weekend that luck could potentially be giving up as much a $450 million in future salary. but, michael, this is all going to create an open dialogue as to how grueling the sport of football can be. i see you over there. everyone is waiting for you to talk to the man of the hour. i'll send things over to you, michael. >> the man, the myth, the legend, gronk, is joining us. thanks for joining us. >> i no problem. >> you made headlines when you announced your retirement at 29 years old and we saw the press release. this is the first time -- the presser yesterday. this is the first time you're sitting down to talk about it on live tv. you said it was the injury that happened in the super bowl that made you think about or consider retirement. tell us about that. >> you know, i was thinking about it for a year or two now just going through the seasons and going through those times and all the injuries and hits and everything, but, you know,
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the icing on the cake was definitely the hit in the super bowl. you know, i had to stay in the game for sure. you know, it's the last game of the year. >> it's the super bowl. >>t's thsuper bowl, man. but that hit was brutal. i've had a couple actually quad contusions before and i missed like a game or two and i was back within two weeks. so when that hit happened actually i was -- you just shrug it off in your mind like whatever, a week or two, i'll be good. but literally like this one was for real, like it was deep and it literally put a hole in my quad. like for like four weeks you can rub it and, like, it would indent. >> you had fluid drained out of your quad for quite a while after that. >> yes. >> it didn't look -- most people at home don't see. the big hits are the ones that probably don't hurt as much. the little ones that people really can't see that hurt like that one did. and you retired but you could tell you still even though you said the game took joy, you still got emotional talking about it.
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>> yes, because, you know, i love the game of football and i have so much respect for the game of football and i understand what i signed up for. so football to me has brought me to this fire. football as made me a stronger person 100%, and i'm so thankful for it and played in one of the greatest organizations in all of sports and i'm so thankful for that opportunity and i played with the greatest player of all time, the greatest coach of all time, one of the greatest owners of all time. i'm so thankful for that and it can help me go to the next chapter of my life taking things from there, seeing what i learned from guys like that and going on in my life and learning what i've learned and the circumstances i went through, i look at it now and i am thankful for it definitely. that hit in the super bowl but guess what, i kept playing and i ended up helping the team with that big catch to score a touchdown on a running play the
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next play. so, you know, you got to do what you got to do and just going out there is just an amazing feeling too. you know that feeling you get running out of that tunnel. >> oh, yeah. >> you can't beat that feeling. that's why even when you do get hit you want to go back out next week because that feeling, that rush being out there with your teammates, giving it all you have -- where else can you find that feeling, you know? >> you don't want to let the guys down. >> yes, you can't let the guys down. so you got to give it all you have. i'm so thankful for the opportunities that i was presented and to take advantage of and give it my all, but -- and it's just made me so much more stronger and brought me to this point now and i found ways to recover from everything too, you know, finding the right treatments, finding techniques on how to heal. finding different workouts and everything and it's going to lead me to my next path in life, i feel like. >> i'm curious, though. when you went to your teammates and you said, i'm going to retire, how did they react to that because i'm sure they want you to play. you're one of the best players in the league, one of the best
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ever at your position. and so how did they react when you said, i'm going to retire? >> when i retired actually, i'll tell you the truth, i didn't even tell any of my teammates. you know, i called up, you know, the -- a couple guys in the organization that took me. so i wanted to pay my respects and let them know before it happened, but, you know, i just knew the decision was clear. i knew what i wanted. and when i did retire too i didn't even have that passion, that, like, energy to, like, call up everyone because i just needed to get it out of the way. so i just did it. >> you were over it. you were done. >> i was over it. i didn't even want to negotiate at all with anyone like, oh, rob -- but i have talked about it before with teammates and stuff but they all understood totally. i would say and now that i have talked to teammates since they're 100% supportive. they all know what the game is
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like and to walk away on my own terms is just a great way to leave. >> you hit on something. guys who play the game know what it's like. for fans they see somebody who looks able bodied, great player, going out on top. andrew luck, great player, comeback player of the year, decides to retire at 29 like you did. fans weren't so happy with his retirement. but for you, what advice do you have for him? >> you know, since i've been retired for five months i had a game plan, though, and i know that you can basically fix like any injury that you sustain in football. i mean, like there's ways out there to recover. there's ways out there to get better and then when you get better you can get stronger from there. so that's what i knew too and i knew i had to step away from the game of football in order to accomplish that, in order to accomplish -- let my body heal,
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let my mind heal, let my -- you know, just settle, get that calmness again in life and get that joy again. so you got to go find that joy. so the last five months, what i've been doing, i've been laying low key, resting, getting the right treatment, finding ways to recover, finding the right foods for my -- you know, doing experience -- doing it through my experience, asking other players, even talked to you about how you felt before and doing experiences to find ways to help my body get back to where i need to get back to because it's 100% possible. >> it's a physical thing. it's a mental thing. you're not going to go anywhere. you're going to stick around, and we'll talk about the ways you helped yourself get back to where -- vibrant, the rob that we all know and love. >> that's what i need to get back to. i'm going to, baby. >> you're there. we got a lot more coming up with rob in our next hour. cecilia, back to you. >> really fascinating conversation between the two of you. coming up next, the college admissions scandal and the judge's new warning for lori loughlin and her husband. the college admissions scandal and the judge's new warning for lori loughlin and her husband.
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we are back now with the latest on the college admissions scandal. a new warning from the judge for actress lori loughlin and her husband. they were back in court and eva pilgrim has the details. >> reporter: lori loughlin and her husband sticking close together. >> you guys ready to fight? anything you'd like to say? >> reporter: the two holding hands walking into a boston federal courthouse with their heads down. unlike past appearances when the actress smiled for the cameras and stopped to talk to fans. loughlin and her husband fashion designer mossimo giannulli
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appearing before a judge waiving their right to separate counsel. they have pleaded not guilty to conspiracy charges in the largest college admissions scandal in history accused of paying $500,000 in bribes to get their two daughters accepted to usc as recruits for the crew team. >> he may have embellished, lied a bit on our application. >> reporter: in court, their lawyers arguing the couple didn't pay off individuals, instead giving money directly to the university, its athletic department as well as the charity once run by rick singer, the alleged mastermind of the admission scheme. the judge saying, things are brewing in this case involving usc warning the couple their lawyer's previous involvement with the university could be an issue for their case in the future. >> do you guys have any comment? >> reporter: meanwhile nearly 20 usc students caught up in the scandal in limbo returning to
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. double threat. tropical storm dorian churning towards puerto rico at this hour. the forecast showing it could turn into a category 2 hurricane this labor day weekend on a possible track for florida and the new tropical storm that's just formed off the east coast. rob is tracking the latest. health alert. now even more measles cases. what the cdc says is behind the increase. what health officials are most worried about as kids go back to school and what parents should do to protect their children. dr. ashton here with the latest. the lunch crunch. more than one in five public schools giving your kids less than 20 minutes to eat. how experts say short lunchtimes
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affect your kids in class and the parents petitioning to change it. ♪ buckle up. we're taking you on board the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy. we're live from walt disney world inside the brand-new galaxy's edge this morning. ♪ go, go it's the viral sensation that has everyone saying did i see that right? the deep fried barbecue chicken stuffed pizzadilla, oh, there's pepperoni in there too. how do you make it? what goss it taste like? we're making this insane recipe from start to finish live right here. ♪ larger than life get ready for gronk. the three-time super bowl champ is here live and he's here to say -- >> good morning, america! good morning, america. we have's been having a debate. tom and i cannot wait to try the
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deep fried barbecue chicken stuffed pizzadilla. >> i thought you just said -- >> no, i'm hungry. >> i didn't eat breakfast. i'm ready for this thing. >> yeah, so you got to see it right there. this video from twisted food has more than 20 million views and now chef david rose is here. he's going to show us how to make it live and when he shows us how to make it live that means we're going to eat it live. >> i'm skeptical. we will see. we're going to see. you know who else is here, the "star wars" stormtroopers are handling security right here in times square and they're on it as we get ready for the brand-new "star wars" galaxy's edge. we're in good hands. >> will reeve is at walt disney world with some superfan families getting an all access sneak peek. this is so cool. the first time we're seeing this and looks like chewy is somewhere around. he's right there doing some repairs on the millennium falcon. all pretty amazing. first we begin with the tropical storm dorian on the move right now. puerto rico bracing for
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potentially life-threatening flash flooding. rob is tracking this storm's path and has the latest. good morning again, rob. >> good morning, in orlando, much of the east coast florida will be in the path. this is what it did to martinique yesterday with four inches of rain as a far lesser storm and now gaining strength. we're getting the prime time hurricane season, late august to late september, two of them, let's talk dorian. about 60 miles southeast of st. croix. isner virgin islands will get it later today. i like the path of this for now but think the northwestern corner has a fair amount of wind and rain, san juan, you will get that tonight and during the day friday it strengthens to a category 1 storm approaching the florida coastline, sunday, monday, but look at our computer models as far as how much confidence we have, not a whole lot. from miami to cape hatteras has to be on guard and we'll continue to update you. erin closer but will stay o offshore. canadian maritimes will get more
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and eastern new england will get rain. this thing rides up the coastline later today. tom, over to you. back to that shocking video we showed you earlier. that terrifying rhino attack. take a look at this at a safari park in germany. the zookeeper inside lucky to be alive after the animal charged her and the car. the zoo putting out a statement this morning saying that white rhino named kasini has never shown signs of aggressive behavior and is currently in the area of the zoo. he will not be sent to a different zoo to live with a different herd. fortunately that zookeeper, this is unbelievable, was only slightly injured. that car was thrown over three times. >> car was totaled. >> you could say that. now to a health alert as the school year kicks off. there is growing concern over the rising cases of measles. the highest level in more than two decades and dr. jennifer ashton is here now and, jen, there is a lot of concern amongst parents. >> listen, michael, the cdc is continuing to track cases where
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up to 1215 confirmed cases, there is no sign this outbreak is slowing down. they largely think it is attributed to the fact we have a very mobile, global society. we have people coming in from other parts of the world, philippines, ukraine where there are big-time measles outbreak and come into the country with measles and then they are entrenched in unvaccinated communities where this virus spreads like wildfire so paige concern. >> and with school coming up, you're a parent and getting ready to send your kids off what can you do to protect them? >> the key is vaccination. by the time children are 4 years old they should have at least one dose of the measles vaccine giving them 9 % coverage, 97% by the time they're 6. they should wash their hands and stay home if possible when sick. that's not just for measles but as we go into flu season, norovirus, just basic good sense. wash the hands. >> good advice. >> well, you'll need to wash
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them before this. the recipe taking over the internet. say this three times fast, deep fried barbecue chicken stuffed pizzadilla. >> cannot wait for that. plus, super bowl gronk is back getting fired up over that quesadilla and jimmie allen and ashley mcbryde are here to reveal the cma nominations live. a sneak peek at "star wars" galaxy's edge before it opens to the public. you'll see it only here on "gma." ♪ i planned each charted course ♪ ♪ each careful step ♪ along the byway ♪ much more ♪ much more than this ♪ i did it my way (announcer) verizon is america's most awarded network and the only one with the galaxy note10 5g. right now, when you buy one, you get a galaxy note10 free. that's verizon.
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this hump day, wednesday. thank you guys for being here. [ applause ] and it is, of course, date to have chef david rose here hard at work on that viral recipe, the deep fried barbecue chicken stuffed pizzadilla. [ applause ] now, we're going to check back in with chef rose in a minute. sara haines, you have "pop news" but you were clapping hard. >> i know i'll end up there which is amazing. that's the way to start the day. we begin with another look at dwayne johnson's big day. the actor's new wife sharing behind-the-scenes photos including this adorable family pic with their daughters and dwayne johnson himself also gave his fans a peek at their honeymoon posting this photo at a restaurant writing, been decades literally since the late '90s that i was able to sit in the middle of a restaurant and just relax and enjoy company. he revealed that the restaurant had shut down for the afternoon. >> of course. >> going on to say, i'll never
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complain about fame but every once in a blue moon it's really nice to steal a moment in a public place like this which i thought about because i mean everywhere i go, i'm like -- >> yeah. [ laughter ] >> enough, i just want to eat a meal, you know, so i related. >> all i got to say is, dwayne, you don't have to do that and flex the tricep. we see you. we see the tricep. >> he doesn't even have to flex. it just rests like that. and now "saturday night live" won't quite be the same when it makes its return this fall. according to reports, leslie jones will not be coming back for season 45 of "snl." the comedian who joined the sketch show as a writer became a full time cast member in 2014 and she's left a lot for us to remember in her five years. she was nominated for a supporting actress emmy in 2017 and 2018 and now she is leaving on a high note. grabbing a nod for outstanding original music and lyrics for her song "the upper east side."
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take a look. ♪ u-e-s where the players play ♪ now moving on up like the jefferson show ♪ ♪ i live here because i remember where i came from ♪ [ applause ] >> she is so funny. >> she's my favorite. >> she is so funny. she's the best. >> that's exactly how the upper east side is. thank you for capturing that, leslie. the thing about all "snl" characters is they're off going on to bigger projects which she has coming up. she's going to actually have some shows. she's leaving to pursue multiple tv and film projects which a lot of them do but you always miss them. one of the things she's working on though which i'm excited about, the sequel to "coming to america" with eddie murphy. >> oh, yeah. can't wait for that. [ applause ] >> with that alone we're willing to let her go. but finally something we've been talking about this morning, we have been cooking up the recipe
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that's taken the internet by storm. twisted food uk posting this video on how to make a -- wait for it -- deep fried barbecue chicken stuffed pizzadilla. and it quickly became a viral sensation. to be clear now this thing is breaded, deep fried, topped with cheese, marinara sauce and pepperoni baked like a pizza and finally served with sour cream but if you're on a diet you can cut back on the sour cream. the video now has more than 40,000 retweets and 20 million views. with so many people like "people" magazine and "time" trying it out. even chrissy teigen weighing in saying this looks fantastic to me, nooooo! chrissy, we understand so we wanted to take our own little try at this controversial recipe. we've got our chef over here. [ cheers and applause ] david rose. and you are whipping --
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>> hello. >> this is what i love. >> whipping it up. whipping it up today. >> monitor your progress over here. and we're going to try it. wow, don't hold back. >> as you can see it's atkins-free, fat-free. cool if you're on a diet. >> what do you think it is about this recipe other than the video lasts 20 minutes that makes people keep clicking on it. >> this recipe has a lot of things going on and comfort food. all about comfort food. you got barbecue and quesadillas, pizzas, i love all those things individually. collectively i'll let you be the judge. you'll find out. >> we'll be the judge. we are almost done. i'm going to try it out but for now we'll send it back to tom. >> yes. i can't wait to get into that. that looks amazing. all right, guys, now to our cover story. as children head back to school across the country, there's growing concern they may not have enough time to eat lunch. according to a recent survey, this is kind of wild, more than 20% of public schools are giving kids less than 20 minutes to
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eat. it's a story we first saw in "the washington post," and t.j. holmes is back here with more. you have little kids like i do. this is crazy because it takes them so long to eat. >> they are not supposed to be eating a barbecued chicken pizzadilla thing but there are nutrition standards, federal standards for kids in this country for school. there is no standard for how long they get to eat that lunch. so what's the point, tom? if you have a nutritious meal in front of you and no time to eat it, there's growing concern now that this is having a short-term but even long-term impact on this country's kids. >> hey, guys, come on. we got to get ready. >> reporter: deb shell would always pack lumps for her three kids. >> here, honey. >> reporter: but when they came back from school she noticed the bags were often still full. >> every single day they kept coming home and nothing was touched. >> mariana saw a similar pattern at her house. >> when i picked up my children
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they came out and said, i'm starving. >> reporter: the two moms decided to get to the bottom of this. >> we found out that our kids had 15 minutes and we also found out that there were 18 children that day standing in the lunch line when the bell rang which was the end of lunch. >> i knew that there was a limited amount of time for lunch but last year it just got worse. >> reporter: shell created a petition to address this time concern which has now garnered over 1400 signatures. experts say these short lunch times exist all over the country. >> in a recent national survey about 20% of schools reported that they had 0 minutes or less for their school lunch period. >> the negative effects of this short time to eat a balanced peel can be wild widespread including reduced ability to focus, lower energy levels and less impulse control. >> they think they'll improve test scores with this but making
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sure the students have enough time to eat will help as well. >> reporter: the academy of pediatrics recommend they have at least 20 minutes of seated time. >> lunch, recess is all part of the whole child and their development. >> reporter: in a statement to abc news berkley unified school district says at the elementary schools we have 40 minutes for lunch and recess. the amount of time for lunch may vary between sites depending in part upon recess timing. we are working with our principal, teachers and departments to determine the specific issues at each site so that we have a realistic idea of what it could take to make any necessary adjustments. >> we often eat at our desks and kids are developing bad habits. lunch is supposed to be communal. have a conversation. talk to your friends. >> enjoy lump, enjoy recess, the secret to life. cecilia, over to you. >> our new series "gma's" ultimate debt diet. this morning we have a great tip from a woman who paid off $36,000 in student loans in just
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20 months. abc's rebecca jarvis is here with more on this. hey. >> hey, cecilia, great to see you. i'm sure this is one a lot of people watching can relate to. graduating, thousands of dollars in debt. i know i did. i know you did, cecilia. but the woman you're about to meet found a way to pay it all off in just under two years. here's how she did it. like many 20 something, sarah mcgowan graduated college with a degree and also deep in debt. >> when i was applying to colleges i was looking at the costs, and i narrowed it down to three universities but ended up choosing the university of minnesota in the twin cities because it was the most affordable. >> reporter: to minimize that debt sarah even finished in just three years but still found herself with $36,000 in student loans at graduation so she took action. >> looked at the total cost that i owed and then they give you the number, what it will be at the end of your ten-year payoff. i remember it was about a
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$20,000 difference. i thought, there's so much more i can do with that extra 20,000. >> reporter: sarah committed to a time line and found a conspiracy system. >> my friends and i were so great about helping each other achieve our financial goals. we'll try to stay in on nights or go canoeing instead of going out and spending money. >> reporter: she kept living costs low by having roommates and earned extra money from a side hustle. >> i continued to keep my baby-sitting job i had throughout college and then my finances trying to keep them as close as they were in college as possible. so all this extra income i could put towards debt. >> reporter: and after just 20 months, sarah was debt-free. >> i think the key to that is keeping a grateful mind-set. not comparing yourself to others and reminded myself every single day i have everything that i need to live a great life. >> all right this, is such a great story. we have gathered a group of twentysomethings here and will put you to the test.
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how on top of your financial future are you with true or false questions. you have the answers, you have the paddles. if you have student loans you should pay them off before you contribute to a 401(k). true or false? >> the answer is false. i'm sorry. the one person. one of you got it -- the answer is false. here's why. for the most part student loans carry a low interest rate. make sure you're putting money into that 401(k), first of all, to get the employer match especially if the employer is matching but second of all, over time that 401(k) should return more than the cost of the interest on your student loan. >> where were you when i was in my 20s? okay, one more for you guys, ready. true or false, having debt on too many credit cards and having student loans can negatively affect your credit score? true or false? >> false. unanimous. you guys, so, here's the thinking here. first of all, yes, it's true that you shouldn't have too many
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credit cards. however, the biggest issue is whether you're paying things off on time. pay it off on time, cecilia, both the student loans and credit cards and pay the credit cards first. >> you are a financial guru. thank you. over to you, rob. >> all right, good morning, again, guys. it's been a hot summer. the dog days of august, right? there is a doggie day care in maybe, michigan that has a solution. everybody into the pool. you better believe it. they cooled off nicely. all that fur. that's what we call -- they're telling me this is called a paw party. pool party. all right, that's a look at what's happening with the
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back now with one of our favorite guests, three-time super bowl champ, rob gronkowski. [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you, guy. >> now that you retired we wanted to gift you something you'll need in your retirement. >> ooh. >> there we go. >> what is this? >> open it up. >> let me see. yeah, nice robe. a nice robe. oh, hold on. >> whoa. you got your mic on. we'll save it. >> i wasn't sure. all right. that's for later. >> i'll put it over here. i love robes. >> what was that first morning like when you woke up and didn't have to go to practice, didn't have to go to a game? do you remember? >> i mean i don't really remember.
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mean, my mind-set is clear. when you're done, you're done and i had that mind-set and that's why i walked away because i knew it was timend i knew i was done but sometimes, you know, you wake up and i know that there's practice going on now and everything, but, you know, i've always had that mentality i got to get up and do something. i got to get up so i'm still bringing that mentality to the next chapter of my life. like i'm waking up and walking back and forth and run a couple sprints and saying let's go, robment i'm confident today. i'm energy today. i'll bring it. i am joy today. i am going to bring what i need to the table. >> our vision of you sitting at home in the bathrobe isn't going to happen. >> speaking of next chapter since you're not on the football field anymore, what are you up to now. >> i'm up to a lot of things. the last couple of months i relaxed. you know, you need that down time. i played football for 14 years basically. [ applause ]
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just nonstop. so i've been relaxing, letting my body heal. i still love to be active. and now it's time to go out there and venture off and i'm getting into a lot of business opportunities now. my family has always been in business. it's my turn to step up. i want to get into things that revolve around my life that have helped me and i believe football has brought me t a place and thankful for it, brought me to a place where i am now where i'm stronger and i'm revolving myself and i'm contributing and i'm actually venturing into a product, a company, abacus health and they ventured off and started cbdmedic. a topical cream and it helps relieve pain and i just love it. and it's helped me through my experiences. [ applause ] i want to get involved in things that have helped moo he recover
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and i believe football has led me to my destination of where i am now and that's, you know, recovering the body, how to make yourself feel good again because i was losing that a little bit but now i went through the process the last three months and now i'm getting stronger than ever and it's feeling great. i'm using cbdmedic all the time. amazing. i'm doing things, yes. >> people are hopeful using cbd can treat pain. there's still a lot of research that needs to be done. you say it's been helpful for you. >> yes. >> you say you're getting strong enough. i thought i heard comeback. >> yes, yes, through my experiences it has helped out tremendously. along with doing a healthy lifestyle along with it too. i mean, i've been changing up everything, healthy lifestyle. having new energy. i may be back. >> he's back. he's back and we'll be right back.
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good morning. happening today, you're invited to a meeting about the proposed navigation center in san francisco. police, public works, the department of homelessness will be there to answer questions. the meeting starts at 5:30 tonight at the south beach harbor community room at king street. take a look at traffic now. how is it going? >> it's very slow out there. we have a lot of heavy traffic. we'll start off in the south bay. 28 0 guadeloupe, an accident blocking a lane. and the northbound stretch has been heavy all the way up into cupertino and we'll check out the ride across the san mateo
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bridge. columbine traffic jammed. a new crash reported. southbound 880 at 92, you'll find delays at the bay bridge
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fremont, unified school district, 35,000 students pack out and about. be careful if you're driving around 62. a little bit of fog along the
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coasts. sunny on the bay. and for my 7-day forecast, a little humid today and tomorrow. reggie? >> thank you. another abc7 news update in about 30 min ♪ i can make your hands clap ♪ i can make your hands clap welcome back to "gma." it is the moment we've been waiting for. he's getting that napkin ready. putting it on your lap, man. chef david rose has been cooking up a deep fried barbecue chicken stuffed pizzadilla all morning long. the recipe became an internet sensation. gronk is sticking around because he could not leave without having a taste of this. so let's try it out. david, come on over, my friend. [ cheers and applause ] >> did somebody order the pizzadilla? >> we ordered it. >> i got you right here. >> cecilia, she couldn't wait for the commercial break. she was eating and what do you think?
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>> you know, i have to say i was skeptical. like it. >> you like it? >> i like it. >> she likes it. she likes it. >> a lot of different flavors but it works. >> now you see me, i'm a jersey dude grew up loving my new york pizza, that ain't no pizza, get it out of here so talk to me. >> that's good, man. >> you like that. >> i love it. >> you digging it? >> look at tom. >> i'm going in. >> rob, what do you think? >> i love it. i love the barbecue sauce on it too. delicious. >> more of a pizza than a quesadilla. >> i agree. definitely more pizza. >> to me it's food. >> there you go. and all food is good food. >> yes. >> within reason, within limits. i've been thinking too, guys. i'm gonna dig in too. >> dig in. >> tortilla, layer with the tortilla, cheese, barbecue chicken and deep fry it and make a pizza out of it. >> low calorie. >> low calorie, atkins friendly, go to the gym. you're good. awesome for post workout. that's all i eat if you can't tell. for post workout meals is a
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pizzadilla. i'm just saying. [ applause ] >> we suggest -- like you said you go to the gym or your cardiologist. whichever one you choose. >> when i saw this recipe i said i'm going to do one of two things, be really, really good or a lot of people calling out of work #bubbleguts. i don't know if you know what that means. no in between. one or the other. one or the other. >> don't ruin my meal. >> i'm sorry. >> i got to be on a plane after this. >> oh, no. >> i'll be in the little toilet in the airplane like this. >> y'all really made people want to try this. all right. thank you so much. this is really good. i think we should give some to our audience. [ cheers and applause ] but right now -- you can hand some out. [ cheers and applause ]
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we're going to go to orlando to the highly anticipated "star wars" galaxy's edge at walt disney world open to the public tomorrow and abc's will reeve and a few lucky military families got a once in a lifetime sneak peek at this galaxy far, far away. hey, will. >> reporter: hey, michael. i am outside the hottest experience in the galaxy, the millennium falcon smugglers run. we absolutely dominated that yesterday and did everything else there is to do here. we built lightsabers and assembled droids. had the absolute best day with some families who really deserve it. ♪ these five military families sacrifice so much to help serve our country, so this morning, disney is serving them surprising them with something out of this galaxy. ♪ a preview of the new "star wars" galaxy's edge at walt disney world in orlando before it opens to the public tomorrow. ♪
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>> hey, look. >> pretty awesome. >> look at this. >> reporter: our families given a hero's welcome by the chairman of disney park. >> nice to meet you. >> reporter: and, of course, the big guy. >> you going to be my co-pilot? >> yeah. >> we head straight to millennium falcon, smuggler's run. >> this is cool. >> wow. >> buckle up. >> we're in space. whoa! get us straight. get us straight. there are meteorites everywhere. >> reporter: with our feet safely back on the ground we swing by the workshop. ready to build some lightsabers here? and at the droid depot our families get busy building their own r2 and bb units. >> real assembly, huh? >> it is. dad didn't know he was going to work here now. >> reporter: i make one of my own and realize these things are durable.
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you're going in a bag and apparently they tend to make wookiees rather annoyed like in this scene from "a new hope." chewie, i want to show you something i'm pretty proud of. we built droids. sorry. forgot about that. to top off the day we grab some grub at docking bay 7. >> it's delicious. >> reporter: including these tasty cream puffs. awesome. and i grab a drink and a cookie at oga's cantina along with my little buddy. the droid politely declined. it really was such a great day and i'm so honored to be joined by these remarkable military families who we had so much fun with, right, guys? really enjoyed galaxy's edge and glad to have stormtroopers looking out for signs of the resistance. we didn't want to leave you out in new york. so i hope you're enjoying that in times square, guys.
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>> we have our creatures here and are enjoying them as well. will, looks like you had a lot of fun. i'm glad you're able to take the military families with you. enjoy yourselves out there and, everybody, this is really good as you can see. >> listen, listen -- coming up, three couples get a vegas wedding to remember and jessica mulroney is here to show you how you can too. we'll be right back.
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welcome back to "gma." i'm here with "star wars" superfans who are taking selfies with the stormtroopers as we celebrate the opening of disney world's "star wars" galaxy's edge. come on, bring it in. oh, yeah, you're looking good there my friend. who doesn't want a selfie with a stormtrooper? get on it, guys. they look friendly. they look friendly. cecilia, over to you. okay, rob, we turn to our big betting on love with "gma" style contributor jessica mulroney, surprising three very lucky in love couples with a very vegas wedding ambush. ♪
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>> reporter: in vegas you can wear sunglasses at night, lose it all on red and get married 24/7. >> las vegas is the city of love. wait. ah, ally that's paris but there is a paris here which means that las vegas is the city of love by default. >> reporter: from joe jonas to hollywood crooner sinatra saying i do in sin city. >> whoo. viva las vegas. >> reporter: jess dropping in on three couples at the vegas weddings chapel wowing with upgrades to their nuptials. >> hi, shelby, hi, walter. i'm going to be giving you guys the wedding that you deserve. the wedding of your dreams >> reporter: shelby and walter are getting a photo shoot on the vegas strip plus a full bridal session with priscilla veils in her salon at the palms casino resort. >> i got a celebrity makeup artist and hairstylist to do your makeup and hair that day. ♪
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>> reporter: jess is adding more florals and music to alicia and alan's ceremony. >> i know that you really love flowers. so i'm going to do a little more with sunflowers all around the venue. >> reporter: for andreas and brit she's upgrading their ceremony i dos with a whole new venue. >> you're not getting married downstairs, right here. >> oh, my gosh. >> awesome. wow. >> it's big. >> this is a place you deserve to get married. [ applause ] >> something i'll never forget. i didn't know what to say when the doors opened. >> definitely not. i was wowed for sure. >> place that on her ring finger. >> reporter: alicia and alan wed in a beautiful outdoor under the stars. >> i liked having the additional music. ♪ can you say a prayer for me >> we didn't think about putting
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customized songs. >> it made it more fun. >> so what are you thinking today for your wedding day? >> shelby getting glam at the palms with priscilla before walking down the aisle. >> my specialty is extensions. long, thick hair extensions. >> it's perfect. >> i did a really romantic look kind of like a roman princess/mermaid. >> all three couples completely in awe of their upgraded vegas vows. >> both: we just got married! [ cheers and applause ] >> all right, we're already having a lot of fun because jess mulroney is here. i think you can do things differently outside the box. a vegas wedding is about access. you can even get good deal. >> okay, first of all, this trip changed everything for me because i used to think you went to vegas to get married by, you know, elvis. it's not that at all. and it is so easy. listen, life gets in the way. things happen.
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sometimes we need to just get married really quickly. >> sometimes you discuss want to walk down the aisle. >> you just want to do it fast and this is the place to do it. you go, get your marriage license within 12 to 24 hours. >> you have to plan ahead a little bit. >> one day is all it takes. this is a place to do it. tons of deals. >> how so? >> so actually the most interesting thing which i didn't know you can go to the instagram pages of the hotels in vegas and that's where you'll find the best deals. >> that's interesting. >> i didn't know that. yes. >> go on instagram, make sure you're there for 24 hours in advance or so and dresses. you can go big in vegas and you can get a deal. >> exactly. so you know what typically a bride needs six to eight months to get her dress. this if you're doing it last minute is from rent the runway. under $100. >> amazing. >> for your dress. which is -- >> who gets to pay under $100? >> delivered directly to your hotel so you don't even have to
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travel with it. >> i love it. >> so easy. also, sometimes you have to sacrifice a few things if you're getting married really quickly. so things like a photo booth which are really popular. >> in vegas you don't have to do the full photographer route. >> there is an app you can download. >> there's an app for that. >> we'll try to do it live here. hold on. let's see. okay. so i'll show you so you can get this app and you enter -- okay, we'll do this live technology. let's see. >> no pressure. >> no pressure. >> did you get it? >> didn't work but it's called the photo booth app and you download it and send them digitally to all your friends and family. >> so great. the best tips for us. we love having you here. >> thank you. >> michael, what's coming up on "strahan & sara." >> it is hump day and that means -- >> oh, my gosh. >> it's wednesday and we're stirring up drama from our tiki bar with a "bachelor in paradise" breakdown.
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>> you mean keke bar. >> our keke bar. >> you guys, we will see you this afternoon on "strahan, sara and keke." that's right. coming up next on "gma," we have the cma award nominations live. we'll be right back. [ applause ]
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[ applause ] and we are back now with two of the hottest new artists in country music, ashley mcbryde and jimmie allen. hi, guys. >> welcome to "gma," guys. we know you're here with big news. you'll announce the nominees for the 53rd annual cma awards, so take it away. >> sweet. >> do it. >> so the nominees for cma album of the year are "center point road" by thomas rhett produced by dann huff, jesse frasure,
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thomas rhett and julian bunetta. "cry pretty" by carrie underwood produced by david garcia, jim jonsin and carrie underwood. "dan + shay" by dan + shay produced by dan smyers and scott hendricks. "desperate man," eric church produced by jay joyce and arturo buenahora jr. "girl" by maren morris produced by busbee, maren morris and greg kurstin. those are the nominees for cma album of the year. [ applause ] >> this award goes to artist and producer. the nominees for cma musical event of the year are, "all my favorite people," maren morris featuring brothers osborne, produced by maren morris and busbee. "brand new man," brooks & dunn with luke combs produced by dann huff. "dive bar," garth brooks and
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blake shelton produced by garth brooks. "old town road" remix, lil nas x featuring billy ray cyrus produced by youngkio, michael trent reznor. "what happens in a small town," brantley gilbert. those are the nominees. [ applause ] >> up next, we have the nominees for cma new artist of the year. cody johnson, midland, carly pearce, ashley mcbryde. >> hey. >> and morgan wallen. [ cheers and applause ] >> the nominees for cma entertainer of the year are garth brooks, eric church, chris stapleton, carrie underwood, keith urban. those are the nominees for cma entertainer of the year. [ applause ] >> congratulations. >> thank you.
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>> guys, thank you. you passed. >> oh, man. trying to read off a card is difficult. >> it's hard to look up and read at the same time. >> ashley, what does it feel like? are you surprised, shocked, elated? >> my knees started wobbling. >> and she's sweating. >> well, yeah, because i'm wearing leather. >> congratulations are in order for you too. we heard you just got engaged. >> yes. thank you. >> got a date set yet. >> we're thinking -- we're thinking like may because we're both from the same small town in delaware so want to do it either in delaware, pennsylvania, so we can be close to family. >> congratulations. >> thank you so much. >> the cma awards hosted by carrie underwood and special guest host reba mcentire, dolly parton, doesn't get much better will air live on november 13th, right here on abc. coming up next, a performance from newly nominated morgan wallen. [ applause ] [
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♪ "good morning america" is sponsored by progressive. drivers who switch and save pay an average of $699 less per year. thanks so much for joining us today. we really appreciate it. congrats again on the nomination. >> thank you. >> guys, we've also got cma new artist of the year nominee morgan wallen to sing us out with the title off his album "if i know me." take it away. ♪
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♪ you say you need a couple credits 'fore they let you out of college ♪ ♪ i bet you bought that beer with your daddy's card ♪ ♪ you're looking like you probably get a little tired of all this ♪ ♪ attention that you're getting when you go to the bar ♪ ♪ we can take a different route i know you're from a different town ♪ ♪ but you're here for now so what you say we get on out ♪ ♪ to see where this night leads ♪ ♪ if i know me, i have you hopping up in my passenger seat ♪ ♪ then i take you home and you ain't gonna wanna leave ♪ ♪ have a little fun at a quarter past three ♪ ♪ gotta keep it down 'cause your roommate is home ♪ ♪ honey, when the sun comes peeking through the trees ♪ ♪ you ain't gotta worry about what it might be ♪ ♪ 'cause i bet it won't be the last time you're waking up next to me ♪ ♪ if i know me if i know me
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♪ this ain't some routine that i use every friday this ain't a one light one night kissing and tell ♪ ♪ but ever since i caught you looking over my way all that i could do was tell myself ♪ ♪ if i know me, i'll have you hopping up in my passenger seat ♪ ♪ then i take you home and you ait gonna wanna leave ♪ ♪ make a little love at a quarter past three ♪ ♪ gotta keep it down 'cause your roommate is home ♪ ♪ honey, when the sun comes peeking through the trees ♪ ♪ you ain't gotta worry about what it might be ♪ ♪ 'cause i bet it won't be the last time you're waking up next to me if i know me ♪ ♪ if i know me ♪ i can just change my mind and leave my number in your phone ♪ ♪ give you a kiss good night and go home alone ♪
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♪ but if i know me i have you hopping up in my passenger seat ♪ ♪ i bet i take you home and you ain't gonna wanna leave ♪ ♪ make a little love at a quarter past three gotta keep it down 'cause your roommate is home ♪ ♪ honey, when the sun comes peeking through the trees you ain't gotta worry about what it might be ♪ ♪ 'cause i bet it won't be the last time you're waking up next to me if i know me ♪ ♪ if i know me, hey [ cheers and applause ] [ cheers and applause ]
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good morning. i'm reggie aqui from abc7 mornings. here's mike nicco with a look at your forecast. >> thank you. hi. pretty foggy along the coasts today. if you're out, not as hot as yesterday. a lighter breeze on the bay, especially south of the bay bridge. 60s coasts. richmond 70s around the bay. 80s mainly inland until the east bay. 90s there. 7-day, humid today and tomorrow. and then just about perfect for the holiday weekend. and bart is reporting 10 minute delays from san francisco to the east bay due to police activity. lots of delays everywhere. you'll find lots of red traffic. the usual slow and go. southbound 101 through san raphael. traffic is heavy through nevada
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because of an earlier accident and slow drive times especially north 101 through san jose. >> we'll see you for midday live. until then, have a wonderful morning. >> announcer: it's "live with kelly and ryan." today, from "designated survivor," kiefer sutherland, and a performance from bebe rexha, plus actress ellie kemper, and tune in for your chance to win an incredible vacation to mexico. also, from "pose," mj rodriguez, all next on "live." [upbeat pop music playing] and now here are kelly ripa and ryan seacrest. ♪ >> ryan: good morning. [cheers and applause] ♪ hey. hello. [inaudible]. >> kelly: i know.


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