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good morning, america. as we come on the air this wednesday morning, we're tracking dangerous tornadoes hitting the heartland. terrifying twisters overnight. at least 11 reported tornadoes tearing through multiple states. >> the radio. unless you have emergency traffic, we have a tornado hitting now. >> hitting a hospital, striking a mall, wiping away businesses. and now the severe weather threat growing. ginger tracking the very latest. white house shakeup. president trump fires his third national security adviser, john bolton, but bolton says he made the decision to quit himself. all this as the democrats get ready for a showdown on center stage. the debate just one day away. we're live in houston. also breaking overnight, nfl superstar antonio brown accused of sexually assaulting a woman
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who worked as his trainer. how his new team, the new england patriots, are responding. cheetah charge. the shocking footage on safari, the animal leaping onto the roof of a car. the whole thing caught on camera. now, the new jersey mother who shot this takes us inside those terrifying moments. move over, selfie. make way for the slofie. how apple's new phone is changing the way we take photos. and abc news exclusive. the message in a bottle that saved this family trapped at the top of a waterfall. the dramatic rescue. now they're telling their story only on "gma." we do say good morning, america. thank you for joining us on this september 11th. we're marking, 18 years. it's been 18 years since those devastating attacks that caused so much loss as you know, but also really brought out the best in so many of us.
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>> it really did and memorial services, they are taking place this morning from ground zero here in new york, to the pentagon and shanksville, pennsylvania. we're going to have much more on that ahead. >> so much more ahead. >> but also this morning, we're live in houston, of course, gearing up for that third democratic debate and george is already there. good morning to you, george. >> good morning, guys. down here in texas, southern university, michael, you know it well. it's your alma mater, we're here in the health and education center but it's a little dressed up for tomorrow night's debate. take a look behind me. 3,000 strong will be watching tomorrow night. ten candidates on stage. the top ten candidates meeting face-to-face for the first time in a single night. that's tomorrow night at 8:00 and coming up here, our brand-new poll which shows where the race against president trump and some of these top democrats stand. some surprising results and more on that white house shake-up. >> we'll get back to you in a moment. proud moment for tsu. >> oh, yeah, go, tigers. that's right. we'll get to that ahead, but first, we want to get to the
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breaking news overnight. at least 11 reported tornadoes hitting wyoming and south dakota. take a look at these images. this is sioux falls. a twister leaving a trail of destruction. ginger starts us off with the latest. good morning, ginger. >> and we are so fortunate, robin, that those images did not come with any serious injuries. really a miracle because there were 11 reported tornadoes as you mentioned. one in wyoming. the debris starts flying. this was a very powerful day. this morning in sioux falls two-hour delays for schools and they are asking people to shelter in place. they have had flash flood warnings and the threat is not over today. >> oh, it hit something. >> reporter: tornadoes ripping through wyoming and south dakota. >> this is circulation. >> reporter: 11 reported tornadoes including an overnight twister in sioux falls. >> and it sounded like a freight train going over the house so i got up, dashed into my closet. it felt like the roof was going to come off. >> reporter: the likely tornado shredding this advanced auto parts store. >> winds gusting 70 miles an
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hour plus, heavy rain, lots of lightning. >> reporter: electrical wire, insulation, all falling out of the walls hanging from the roof of a best buy. >> it's scary. >> reporter: the storm even blowing through the glass doors of this hospital. so much debris littering the roads the city is asking everyone to stay in place this morning until they can clean it all up. >> got to get north. big-time tornado! massive hail. >> reporter: now that same storm is heading east. it's heading east and south. the same system is going to kind of stall out and become a stationary front, so you have severe forecasts not just for the state of nebraska, but also through iowa, southern minnesota and green bay. you even make it this evening during dinnertime into the damaging wind threat, robin. >> i know you're keeping an eye on that. let's go back to george in houston getting ready for the big debate tomorrow night. george? >> thank you, robin. we're going to start with the shake-up at the white house.
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president trump parting ways with his third national security adviser in less than three years. john bolton is out after major splits with the president. our national correspondent terry moran is at the white house, and terry, the president insists he fired bolton. bolton says he resigned. >> reporter: that's right, george, good morning. it's messy, that's for sure. it was sudden but not surprising. this was a long time coming. john bolton and president trump have been disagreeing for months behind the scenes on the president's approaches, peace overtures to north korea, to iran, to afghanistan, and now as you say they're going at it in public. they can't even agree on how it all ended. the white house this morning is scrambling to fill yet another big vacancy after president trump abruptly announced he was getting rid of his third national security adviser, john bolton. the president tweeting, i asked john for his resignation. but bolton saying that's not how it happened telling abc news, he never asked me to resign directly or indirectly. bolton also tweeting, i offered to resign last night, and president trump said, let's talk
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about it tomorrow. bolton's reputation as a hawk and advocate of using u.s. military power around the world put him at odds with the president. >> john bolton is absolutely a hawk. if it was up to him he would take on the whole world at one time, okay? >> reporter: one recent flash point, trump's negotiations with the taliban in an effort to strike a peace deal in afghanistan. >> did he leave the white house because he disagreed with you in particular over talks with the taliban? >> so last night, the president asked for ambassador bolton's resignation. the president is entitled to the staff that he wants at any moment. >> reporter: trump ally senator lindsey graham says the next appointee must adapt to trump's style. >> i don't care if president trump and kim jong-un go on vacation. if that's what it takes to give up the nuclear weapons, i'm okay with personal diplomacy. >> reporter: as the president hunts for his fourth national security adviser in three years, critics warn, instability has its price. >> these abrupt changeovers in his leadership team, while they
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might make for great television and they might work well on a tv show where your signature line is "you're fired" doesn't make for predictable or steady management. >> reporter: no president has ever had four national security advisers. that's a crucial position in three years. president trump says he'll name that man or woman next week. in the meantime, secretary of state mike pompeo has managed to survive in many administration from the very beginning. he's the dominant player on foreign policy here, george. >> yeah, there doesn't appear to be any daylight between pompeo and the president. meantime, terry, relief for president trump overnight. his candidate in that special house election in north carolina squeaked out a win. >> reporter: that's right. that is good news for president trump, but it comes with a little bit of a warning sign too. dan bishop, a state senator from north carolina, hanging on to a seat republicans have held since 1962 that was gerrymandered for them to win, barely eking out a victory by just about two points. republicans had won it by 12 over an iraq war veteran democrat.
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it is a win and a win is a win but it does spell trouble for republicans going forward if that is the way things are going to fall next year. george. >> okay. terry, thanks. let's turn to our brand-new poll showing how the top democrats are doing against president trump ahead of tomorrow night's debate. with the president's approval rating down to 38% approaching his record low, he's now trailing all the top democrats in head-to-head match-ups. our senior white house correspondent cecilia vega here with me with all the details. good morning. >> reporter: good to be here. these numbers should really give the president and his team some pause ahead of this debate. if the election was held today, five democrats would handily beat him. let me show you those numbers. joe biden leading the pack by 16 points and not the only one with a double-digit lead. bernie sanders is there followed by elizabeth warren, kamala harris and pete buttigieg with a six-point lead. really this is about concerns over the economy. that's what's driving this among americans who think the recession -- who think a
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recession is likely. biden leads trump, 70-20. i thought it was interesting in the poll. in those states that trump won in 2016, a biden versus trump match-up is very tight. it should give the democrats some pause as they're trying to win back the white working class voters that trump won last time. >> far ahead in the blue states and talking about the economic concern, there's more concern about a possible recession going forward and the fact that the idea that president trump's trade war with china may be fueling that. >> and that is why these approval numbers that you talked about at the top of this are stagnant for him right now at 38%. he still enjoys strong support among republicans but the takeaway in the poll, it's still early. americans are still making up their mind on all of these. >> it shows more than half the voters can change their mind. thanks very much. all the top contenders here for tomorrow night's democratic debate sharing the same stage for the first time. that starts at 8:00 p.m. eastern. michael? >> we're looking forward to that, george, and we're going to turn now to new developments in
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the battle against isis. a u.s.-led coalition dropping 80, 000 pounds of bombs on an island in iraq filled with members of the terror group. james longman is in london with all the details. good morning, james. >> reporter: good morning, michael. quite extraordinary images out of iraq. take a look. u.s. air force commanders released footage of 80,000 pounds of bombs that were dropped on an island described as infested by isis and it was recorded from the air. you can see those bombs spread across the whole area effectively carpet bombed. the u.s.' most advanced warplanes taking part. huge mushroom clouds visible and all this shows isis is very much a threat. donald trump claimed victory over the group, but after losing control of the so-called caliphate, isis sleeper cells melted back into the population and have since launched deadly attacks. over in syria, refugee camps are proving fertile ground for extremists.
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chilen dancing around an isis flag and while those strikes can wipe out large groups of tajefighters it's hard to beat the ideology with bombs alone, amy. >> james longman, thank you. now to that spy mystery making headlines. reports that a cia operative deep inside the kremlin was pulled from russia over fears his cover had be b well, now, moscow is responding and martha raddatz is in washington with all the latest on that. good morning, martha. >> reporter: good morning, amy. overnight an independent russian newspaper reporting that the man believed to be a highly placed spy for the u.s. worked for five years as an assistant to one of vladimir putin's top foreign policy aides. he was reportedly one of the cia's most valuable russian spies working at this building in moscow with access to the highest levels of the kremlin, the heart of vladimir putin's government. cnn was the first to report that after decades of spying for the u.s. in late 2016, he found himself in grave danger.
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the spy was instrumental i concluding that russia had interfered in the 2016 election, and that putin himself had orchestrated the interference, but his identity was starting to leak. the russians now revealing the name of a former russian official who worked in the kremlin, but putin's spokesman calling reports that he was a mole "pulp fiction." they say he was fired. secretary of state mike pompeo also taking issue with reports. >> the recording is materially inaccurate and you should know i don't talk about things like this very often. >> reporter: we have not confirmed the name of the spy nor will we repeat the name. the russians revealed it. the reports say the cia eventually extracted the spy, his wife and children who could remain in danger. it was just last year that russia was blamed for the attempted murder by poisoning with a nerve agent, a former russian intelligence officer, sergei skripal and he made it clear spying will not be
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tolerated in the past. there were multiple assassination attempts so the spy reportedly working with the u.s. does remain in grave danger and he might live right here in the u.s., a man with the same name as the official russia identified bought a house an hour outside of washington. it would be highly unusual for an extracted spy to use his real name, but former officials tell us, robin, that in the end, it is up to that person to decide, robin. >> all right, martha. thank you. now to that urgent new vaping warning from the american lung association claiming e-cigarettes can cause irreversible lung damage and disease saying people should just not use them. this comes as we learn another vaping-related death. adrienne bankert is in los angeles, has the latest for us on that. good morning, adrienne.
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>> reporter: good morning to you, too, robin. these numbers just exploding within the past few months. the american lung association is saying that young people are at greater risk with a disproportionate number of youth becoming gravely ill. it's a staggering outbreak with more than 14 vaping cases in texas alone. health officials revealing a terrible trend. this morning, the american lung association says in a statement, e-cigarettes are not safe and can cause irreversible lung damage and lung disease. the cdc investigating the rising number of more than 450 patients in 33 states suffering from serious lung illnesses as the nation's death toll linked to vaping rises to 6. the latest, a patient in kansas, over 50 years old with underlying health problems whose symptoms worsened rapidly. >> what we've seen in the course of the past, let's say, month is an increased number of people coming in with respiratory problems as a result of vaping. >> reporter: health experts are still trying to determine a cause for such a violent and
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sudden response. the cdc says while many of the patients, but not all, reported recent use of thc-containing products, some reported both using thc and nicotine. >> we don't know but something clearly has changed the last month to six weeks in the products that are being vaped and that's what the cdc is working to find out. >> reporter: a houston area high school student is the third person in the last month to be rushed to the hospital for a medical emergency after they suddenly fell ill from vaping after a school event. >> a girl handed it to him, he hit it, passed out and would not wake up. >> reporter: that young man was treated and released from the hospital. for 17-year-old whitney livingston in tyler, texas, she is spending her senior year in high school on a ventilator and her mom has a message to other parents. >> she told me she was smoking cigarettes and i thought it was safe to smoke something else, help them make the right choice because it can save their life. >> reporter: and medical experts stress that symptoms may mimic the flu or pneumonia.
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the cdc is looking to figure out if there's one common ingredient with vapes and e-cigarettes that links all these recent cases. guys. >> still so many more questions than answers right now. adrienne, thanks so much. we turn now to big news for apple users. new lineup of iphones revealed with new features and a new word to use called a slofie. t.j. holmes is here with all the details. what's up? >> reporter: i'll explain. but first, we know this is an annual event. everyone looks forward to this big apple event. iphone sales down 12%. this is a big deal. they have competition coming, so what are we going to do? give you new stuff. there's tim cook. he announced the new iphone 11 so you got the 11, 11 pro and 11 pro max. now, the pro and pro max, $999 and $1,099 are starting prices. look at that. that's the big deal. they have three cameras. do you need three? apparently you do, and that's what it looks like on the back. ultra wide lens, a wide lens, optimal zoom and you'll take better pictures.
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the 11, though, still will cost you $699 which is a lower price point than the entry level over the past several years. >> you talk about features and all that. you say -- i want to know what a slofie. do i get that with the $699 or do i got to go up to the -- >> you got to go -- >> what is a slofie? >> they are banking now on a slow motion selfie. everybody takes a selfie. we are -- >> oh, my god, with the wind machine. >> there's a wind machine that comes with it? >> no, it does not but this is -- they're banking on you wanting to take a slow motion video of yourself. they have put a slow motion camera on the phone. >> by the way, robin was doing a version of it for me this morning. >> i was doing that but i didn't have the feature but you can do it yourself. >> but they're banking -- >> this got everybody talking. memes are going like crazy but banking on this possibly being
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the the new latest thing. >> slofie. as you know they created selfie, now slofie. >> here we go. >> can't wait to see yours, t.j. >> share with us. hey, we're following a lot of other stories this morning including new allegations against nfl star antonio brown. his former trainer accusing him of sexual assault and have the latest on that. and then our exclusive with the family trapped at the top of a waterfall. how a message in a bottle saved their lives. but first let's go back to ginger. >> and you're not going to believe it. we have a 50% shot of this tropical low that is over the atlantic ocean becoming a tropical storm. so it will head north and west over the weekend and we'll watch what it does for the coast so the gulf coast, you'll want to watch this one. your local weather in 30 seconds. first the stormy cities sponsored by walgreens. i'm going to do a slofie.
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little fun. >> we were. we tried it. >> slofies can be fun. >> there you go. we'll be right back. >> oh, yeah. >> oh, yeah. >> oh, yeah.
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hospital, mall and businesses and we're tracking that new white house shake-up this morning. president trump ousting his third national security adviser, john bolton. and look at this. tourists in tanzania got more than they bargained for when a cheetah jumped onto the roof of an open top -- let's say open top jeep on safari. a new jersey family capturing it all on camera. we'll hear from that about that close encounter in just a moment. i love michael said he wouldn't have been afraid. >> i would have been okay if i was in one of the other jeeps. >> so calm. >> so calm and everyone was okay. >> you have to be calm. >> that's true. good point, michael. we'll continue this half hour with those allegations overnight against nfl star antonio brown accused of sexually assaulting a woman who worked as his trainer, all part of a new lawsuit. paula faris is here with those details for us. good morning, paula. >> reporter: good morning, robin. good morning, everyone. these are serious allegations. the two first met in college where they were in a bible study together.
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years later she started working with him as his trainer. she is saying he preyed on her kindness and her religious devotion. >> fires over the middle. caught, brown. >> reporter: in a newly filed civil lawsuit, superstar wide receiver antonio brown is accused of sexually assaulting his former fitness trainer. the allegations breaking just days after the 31-year-old ignited a firestorm by demanding his release from the oakland raiders, and then signing with the new england patriots for $15 million just days later. brown's accuser identifying herself as 28-year-old britney taylor, a former lsu gymnast who began working with brown in 2017. according to the lawsuit she says he exploited and sexually assaulted her after she claims he used manipulation and false promises to lure her into his world. in the lawsuit, taylor accuses brown of assaulting her on at least three separate occasions
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and after one alleged incident she claims the wide receiver bragged about the incident through astonishingly profane and angry text messages. >> the fact she's using her name, i think it lends credibility to what she is saying and what the lawsuit is saying. >> reporter: brown has not been charged criminally in a statement from brown's attorney. the seven-time pro bowler denies each and every allegation in the lawsuit and claims brown and taylor were involved in a consensual personal relationship adding that any sexual interaction with mr. brown was entirely consensual. in her lawsuit, taylor says she told several people including one of brown's staff members about one of the alleged experiences. brown coming off a summer of being sidelined by a cryotherapy accident showing off his frost bitten feet on hbo's "hard knocks" and missing practices in a protest over his helmet all before taking his bitter dispute with the oakland raiders public
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pleading for his release from the team on instagram before being filmed getting his wish. >> free! >> reporter: the nfl was taken by surprise according to espn along with brown's new team, the patriots, where he was expected to begin practicing today. >> they want to stand by a guy that they don't know who has a questionable reputation in the last couple of months or do they want to go forward with a receiver that they were willing to sign because of how good and talented and dynamic he is. >> reporter: overnight the patriots releasing a statement saying, it takes the allegations seriously adding, under no circumstance does this organization condone sexual violence or assault. the league has informed us that they will be investigating. now, the patriots reportedly were caught completely off guard by this. they'll have to determine what to do next because brown was slated to practice with the team for the first time officially today. brown's representation is calling this a money grab, you
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guys, and britney taylor is seeking unspecified damages, and she is demanding a trial, but it is significant that she is putting her name, likeness, identification. >> not hiding at all. >> not at paul. >> paula, thank you very much. we'll bring in espn's ryan smith. he joins us now from bristol, connecticut. what is your take on all this, brown's defense will be, ryan? >> well, i think at this point he is looking at it like this is consensual sex and his lawyers sort of hit that note when they filed the response and put out their statement and they're attacking her claims vigorously, and they're saying they continued to have contact after some of the alleged assaults and they continued to have a relationship after those assaults, and that essentially this was all consensual. beyond that i think the interesting part is his idea is, is there a countersuit here? there's been talk about that might happen to try to defend his claims here, that this didn't happe but that remains to be seen. >> it's not a criminal case so what more should people know about this, ryan?
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>> that's an important distinction. right now antonio brown is not facing jail time or a criminal court. it's not about that. what she is doing is filing a federal civil lawsuit which essentially is saying i was sexually assaulted by brown. i had pain and suffering as a result, and therefore i'm entitled to money damages. >> we saw in the piece, the patriots' statement about this. so what could he be facing from his new team, and the nfl? >> that's where this gets interesting. right now the patriots are taking a wait and see approach as is the nfl. they have to let the investigation take its course and decide what to do. but here's the key distinction. the nfl can still penalize a player whether or not they are found liable or in a criminal court, whether they are found guilty. it's going to be an interesting situation for antonio brown. on the one hand he wants to defend himself and already vigorously attacked these claims saying they are not true. on the other hand if this proceeds as a case and doesn't settle and goes forward not only could the police take a look and
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say is there a criminal case? let's look into this. we don't know if she's spoken to them, but also he could end up having discovery and more information could come out, and the nfl in the course of looking at this in their investigation, they could use that in terms of deciding what to do next in his case. >> in other words, this is far from over. all right, ryan. always good to see you. appreciate it very much. especially your insight. you take care. thanks. >> great to see you. >> michael. >> thank you, robin. now to new developments in that murder case in italy involving two american teens accused of stabbing an italian policefficer. well, now the partner of that officer is under investigation. whit johnson has the latest. >> reporter: this morning, new questions about the officer's side of the story in that deadly encounter with two american teens. police say finnegan elder and gabriel natale, two recent high school grads from san francisco were on vacation in rome this july when they allegedly murdered police officer mario cerciello rega who had confronted the pair while
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they were fleeing a failed drug deal. rega's partner seen here at hiss wedding in june initially told police they approached the teens with their badges and identified themselves as police before the teens launched into an attack, culminating with elder stabbing rega 11 times with this 7-inch knife, but now according to italian authorities the surviving officer is under investigation for failure to carry out his duties telling italian prosecutors that neither he nor his partner had their service weapons during the encounter which according to prosecutors is mandatory while on duty including while operating in plainclothes. >> their main witness is an admitted liar. he said both of them showed their badges. we know that he did not have his badge that night because all of his items were inventoried. >> reporter: prosecutors say elder who is 19 admitted to stabbing officer rega to death.
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his attorney says he was acting in self-defense. 18-year-old natale is being held as a possible accessory to murder. authorities say the teenagers confessed to their involvement in the killing. now, the father for gabriel natale emailed kgo, our abc station at san francisco saying, the glaring inconsistencies in the investigative reports speak for themselves. we've also learned in that report that the officers didn't call in their proper location, leading to a delay in medical treatment for that fallen officer. >> so bizarre. >> still a lot of questions here. >> all right, whit, thank you very much. coming up, take a look at this. it's a message in a bottle. literally. how it saved a family stranded above a waterfall. and in our next hour, our exclusive with a dear friend of ours, cameron mathison, his health battle. the diagnosis that took ten years to get. come on back. teoporosis and a high risk for fracture now might not be the best time to ask yourself are my bones strong?
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we are back now with the family trapped at the top of a waterfall rescued after they wrote a message in a bottle, dropped it over the edge. now they're telling their story only on "gma." will reeve is here with that for us. good morning, will. >> reporter: good morning x robin. i thought this only happened in movies. there's no way an sos message in a bottle would ever lead to a dramatic rescue of three hikers stranded in the california woods, right? well, it happened and abc news has the exclusive cinematic details. inside this water bottle a desperate plea for help leading to this rescue.
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curtis whitson was in the middle of what was supposed to be a four-day hike of california's arroyo seco in june with his 13-year-old son and his girlfriend crystal. on day three things went wrong. >> the water level that caught us by surprise and we thought we had that under control by our timing and our timing was just -- was just not right. >> reporter: the group got trapped in an isolated section known as the waterfall. a rope and carabiners were nowhere to be found in it could >> one misstep it could have carried us right over the edge and that could have been it. >> reporter: so they got creative and curtis carving "get help" on his water bottle and drafting up a note. >> the first thing was the date and then below it said stuck at
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waterfall please send help. >> reporter: curtis screwed on the cap and tossed the bottle over the waterfall hoping someone would notice. >> looked at hunter and said we have's done all we can do. now it's a matter of waiting to see what happens next and wait for people to come. >> reporter: their hopes for a rescue quickly answered. two hieshgs -- hikers away finding the bottle and notifying a campground manager who alerted authorities. meanwhile, the stranded trio making their way a few yards upstream and fashioning this sos sign out of rocks hoping for any sign of a rescue. a sign that would come that very night. >> at 12:00 at night my dad started shaking me, they're here, they're here and see a helicopter. >> police said this is search and rescue and you've been found. i fell to my knees. >> reporter: another crew arriving to air lift the group one by one to safety. >> stuff like that only happens in the movies really. to see an actual message in a bottle be the reason that
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someone actually got saved is just mindblowing to me. >> amazing. a pilot who rescued the trio said this was the first time in 23 years on the job he had heard of anyone being saved thanks to a message in a bottle. as for that bottle krystal bout bought her boyfriend a new bottle and put a different message inside a love note? >> that's sweet. >> amazing story. >> stunning, yeah. good for them. >> good for them. >> they're home and safe. thank you, will. coming up, you can tell from the music our our "play of the day" and it's a wild one. ♪ 're building the most powerful 5g experience for america. that's why the nfl chose verizon. because they need the massive capacity of 5g with ultra wideband, so more screaming, streaming, posting fans... can experience 5g all at once. this is happening in 13 stadiums all across the country. now if verizon 5g can do this for the nfl... imagine what it can do for you.
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good morning, south bay. let's get up and get going. >> this is cbs 7 mornings. good morning. i'm kumasi aaron. and mike nicco is here with a look at the forecast. >> good morning. and the fog is trying to make a return to the golden gate ridge, but it is not going to happen. warming trend is going to continue, and that is why you should do the yard work and the exercise in the morning. no small craft advisory. 60s at the coast, and 07s around the bay, and 80s and 90s inland and that is a trend to continue through saturday. frances? >> there is a sig alert in mission because of a large pothole. it is the counter commute, but we will see slowing in the southbound direction. there is an accident in san mateo, and traffic is heavy there. and also a motorcycle crash 180
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. terrifying twisters. 11 reported tornadoes hitting the heartland overnight tearing through multiple states. the severe weather threat now growing. ginger tracking the latest. showdown in texas. our brand-new poll shows how the president is doing against the top democrats as they prepare to take each other on in the debate just one day away. we're live in houston. also this morning, cameron mathison revealing his health battle. his scary diagnosis that took ten years to get. people thinking, cam was a hypokond yak, and the mri that finally revealed the truth. we're one-on-one with him this morning.
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andra day. thank you for joining us on this wednesday morning, september 11th. let's take another live look at the memorial in lower manhattan. commemorating the thousands who lost their lives and the brave people who rushed in to help. >> and let's also take a look at shanksville, pennsylvania, a memorial there for the passengers and crew members on flight 93 who fought off hijackers risking their lives to save others. >> then also, of course, in d.c. at the pentagon there a service this morning to honor those who died on american airlines flight 77 there at the pentagon as well. >> many people are talking about this on social media and posting where they were, and also remembering the day after. remember how we all came together as a nation like we can't come back to that. i mean it was tragic. there's no way of describing what we all went through, but to remember also how -- the unity.
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>> the good that came out of it. >> we have more on the victims ahead, and the heroes, and yo e george is standing by in houston. we're going to talk to him in just a moment. first to that breaking news overnight, at least 11 tornadoes hitting wyoming and south dakota and more severe weather is on the way. isn't that right, ginger? >> unbelievable pictures coming in from wyoming. the debate flying and the storm chasers right up on it but this was not the tornado that did this. there was a different one that happened overnight. damage to a best buy and advanced auto parts. even a hospital. most buildings did not have people so no serious injuries have been reported, but we're really grateful for that because this morning they're asking people to actually shelter in place. schools are delayed because they have so much debris around. yes, there is more to come, robin. you have that low pressure system, western nebraska will take the brunt of it with enhanced risk. in green bay or rochester, 70 plus-mile-per-hour winds and that thing put out grapefruit-size hail. hail definitely a threat too. >> okay, ginger.
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thank you. let's go back to houston. the third democratic debate just one day away. george is there and michael's old stomping grounds. good morning again, georg >> that's right. campus of texas southern university, robin, here in the health and education hall. they've dressed it all up for our debate tomorrow night here. 3,500 people will be in the audience. ten candidates on the stage. this will be the first time where the top ten candidates are all facing off on a single night, first time that joe biden will be facing off against elizabeth warren in a debate, and it's coming as we have this brand-new poll out this morning that shows how several of the top candidates are doing in head to head matchups against president trump. i want to talk to cecilia vega about that right now. not good news for the white house. >> no, this is probably something that's going to give the campaign a little bit of pause but comes at an important time because this shows that voters are still really trying to make up their mind in the race. let's take a look at some of those numbers. if the election was held today, five democrats would trounce the president. you can see it right there, vice president joe biden, 16-point difference, bernie sanders up 12
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over trump, elizabeth warren, kamala harris right there too, also south bend mayor pete buttigieg up by six points. strong standing there. by comparison i thought it was interesting in terms of favorability, hillary clinton was in a weaker position than any of those democrats this time four years ago. let's also talk about the president's approval ratings stagnant at 38%. this really ends up being about concerns over the economy, that's what's driving the boost for democrats. >> he has a hard time getting 40 against any of the democrats. interesting to see how the president responds. i remember several months ago when elizabeth warren first got into the race he thought he put her out with all that pocahontas stuff. >> he has been trying, and the attacks have been sort of stepped up in recent months. i think you said at the beginning. that is going to be one of the matchups to watch here tomorrow night, the biden versus warren. the first time they are on the stage together and it shows as she's coming up in these polls. >> 8:00 eastern, all the contenders on the stage and we will be here. >> what do you do to prepare?
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back to you guys. a debate? >> you study, study a lot. all their position, trying to figure out what the differences are between the candidates. this is not about us. it's about the candidates and i think our job tomorrow night is to try to reveal the debates they are having there out on the campaign trail and have them present it to the public all there on the single stage for the first time. >> well put. george, thank you. we'll be watching. coming up, our dear friend cameron mathison is revealing his health battle. how he advocated for himself. finally got a diagnosis. his message only on "gma" that you'll see this morning. if you don't want to buy one of those new iphones how you can upgrade yours for less. that's right, and lara is upstairs. hey, lara. >> i'm here with the dancing usher. do you guys remember him? his moves went viral. there you see him. thanks to the jonas brothers. well, we had to bring him to "gma." robin, this one's for you, and
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[ cheers and applause ] >> how about some "pop news," lara? "pop news" time, robin. good morning to you, and to you guys. we'll begin with nba legend michael jordan announcing he's donating a million dollars to help the bahamas rebuild after hurricane dorian. give it up for michael. [ applause ] he says, the bahamian people are strong and resilient and i hope my donation helps as they work to recover from that catastrophic storm. jordan says he plans to research the nonprofits working on relief and recovery, and give his funds where the money will, quote, have the most impact. this isn't the first time he has stepped in during a time of need. jordan also gave a generous donation to support recovery and relief efforts in north carolina following hurricane florence, celebrities who right now are giving their time and their money to help the bahamas get back on their feet, including
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bethanny frankel who has been amazing. she's on the ground helping survivors. tyler perry flew his personal plane full of supplies, full of supplies to affected areas. keep it coming, everybody. >> everybody is needed. it's needed. it's needed. >> well done. [ applause ] >> the numbers are devastating. >> i know. >> thank you, michael. also in the news, renee zellweger getting major buzz for her role as judy garland in "judy." last night at the toronto international film festival, the actress received a two-minute standing "o" after a screening. >> wow. >> amazing. "variety" reporter janelle riley tweeting in part, in 15 years of the festival i have never seen a standing ovation like the one for renee zellweger. it only stopped because she made us, and renee was ove if you wi response in you can see her wiping back tears as the audience applauds her. she said, please stop. you're ruining my makeup. the movie already receiving glowing reviews.
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many believe renee is on her way to an oscar nod for the performance. [ applause ] >> i can't wait to see it. >> "judy" hits theaters nationwide september 27th. you got a date. >> yes, all right. then finally in the news, this morning sarah jessica parker and matthew broderick have been married for two decades, and guess what? they're heading back to broadway together. i'm excited about this. [ applause ] right across the street. the star will star in a revival of "plaza suite" where they will play, shockingly, a couple. actually three couples all staying in the same motel. the same pair will play three different couples. the last time they shared the stage was "how to succeed in business without really trying." broderick of course, is a stage veteran. he won the first of his two tonies in 1983 for his broadway debut in neal simon's "brighton
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beach memoirs" and starred in "biloxi blues" and perhaps his most memorable performance, any ideas? "the odd couple." >> oh, yeah. right, right, right, right. yeah. >> remember he starred in "the odd couple." yeah, so when simon passed away at the age of 91, broderick said, frankly he owed his career to the playwright. it begins next year. congrats to both. >> can't wait to see them back together. lovely couple. >> that's what you call role play. you didn't get that? >> role play. >> role play. they play -- okay. >> how does the cheetah go again? >> never do that. we have to move on to our cover story. an exclusive with a dear friend of ours, cameron mathison, the actor, tv host, and former "gma" contributor revealing he has a tumor on his kidney and is set to undergo surgery tomorrow. kayna whitworth had a chance to sit down with cam. good morning, kayna. >> reporter: hey, robin. good morning. so cameron spent years insisting
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that something was wrong, and finally demanding they do acn mi and that's when doctors found the tumor in his kidney that's consistent with renal cell carcino carcinoma. he's been a soap opera star. >> i love you. >> reporter: a fan favorite on "dancing with the stars." and a "gma" contributor too. and this morning, the actor and tv host cameron mathison is in the battle of his life. >> i just felt like something was wrong. it just wasn't quite right. >> reporter: the 50-year-old opening up to us on the set of his hallmark channel show "home and family," sharing his recent health scare. >> the radiology report said that there is a 4.2-centimeter mass on the right kidney that is consistent with renal cell carcinoma and i'm just standing there and thinking to myself, i know this is just one of those dreams. i know i'm about to wake up. like i really was genuinely
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trying to make myself wake up from that moment thinking that this is just so surreal. >> what was the first thing you thought about? >> my kids. >> yeah. >> i called my wife. that was tough because at that time also i didn't know anything. i didn't know if this was a death sentence. i didn't know if it had spread. i knew from the radiology report it hadn't gone to my lymph nodes but i didn't now much more than ha. >> what did she say to you? >> first thing out of her mouth which was amazing to me is, we got this. we're going to beat it. like, right away. first thing out of her mouth, and she just went into, you know, supportive mode and strong mode, and being there for me. >> reporter: mathison says he spent years with specialists trying to figure out why he was having such pain and cramping in his abdomen. >> i was convinced that people thought i was a hypochondriac and nuts. i've been at this for so long. >> reporter: his consistent discomfort motivating him to demand an mri and that's when doctors found the tumor.
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>> it was about four hours later. i got a call, i saw my doctor's number come up on my phone and i'm, like, this isn't good. >> reporter: the doctors also telling mathison they believe the tumor has gun growing inside his kidney for the last ten years and crediting his healthy lifestyle for keeping the tumor so small. >> this has been in me minimum, minimum ten years. >> minimum of ten years. >> likely longer. i don't drink. i eat incredibly healthy. i eat a low sugar low carbohydrate diet. typically. things that likely in our best guess have helped it from spreading and growing even quicker. >> reporter: always maintaining a positive attitude mathison is scheduled for surgery tomorrow. are you going to have to be in the hospital -- >> two or three days they say. >> right. you might be losing an organ. >> that requires -- i was, like, really? do i have to stay a couple nights? they're like we might be taking the kidney out of your body. you might want to stick around for a little bit. >> reporter: now mathison telling everyone to take control of their own health. >> i think keeping positive
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through this, even when i didn't know what was going on, and i wonder if that helps. it feels to me like it does. >> his positive attitude is absolutely infectious. cameron says it's important for all of us to advocate for our own health. nobody knows your body like you do. had he not been so insistent that tumor would have kept growing and he says likely would have gone undetected until it spread to other organs, bone or muscle. robin. >> oh, goodness. kayna, thank you very much and dr. jennifer ashton joins us now. we're glad he found it. >> absolutely. >> and how he advocated for himself. but what are the symptoms? what do we look for? >> renal cell carcinoma is a tumor that starts in the cell's lining, the tubes of the kidney. we can'teally make that diagnosis until the pathologist has looked at the tissue so it's actually made after the surgery but likely that's what it is and it can be difficult to diagnose. it's one of those cancers that can make diagnosis difficult. the typical signs of it,
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however, if you see blood in the urine, if you see low back pain especially on one side. we call it flank pain or feel a lump or mass in the lower back and nonspecific findings of fatigue, loss of appetite, weight loss, of course, people can have these symptoms and not have cancer. that's what makes it difficult because, listen, from the doctor's standpoint people d walk in with a sign always that says, i have cancer, it can be difficult to make a diagnosis. >> who's most at risk? >> you know, we don't totally understand what puts people at risk for renal cell carcinoma. there are some general risk factors. age is a big one. it is more common in men versus women. people who smoke, who are obese, certain workplace chemical exposures like asbestos or benzene, and certain medications sometimes people treated for one condition, that medication or treatment can actually predispose you to this. >> the fact that cameron, he knew. so from a medical standpoint how
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can we advocate for ourselves? >> i mean listen. to echo kayna's and cam's statement, trust your body. no one knows your body better than you. it's important when people hear this to understand we have a literal systematic checklist when we are trying to evaluate or work up or make a diagnosis. even if we wanted to, doctors can't say, right to mri. insurance companies will not let us. they will block that order and we have to get on and justify it and they will decline it. so, unfortunately, it's not always possible to go right to the most aggressive step. there's cost involved. risk, benefits, but, again, the key point is making that diagnosis as promptly as possible because as we know when we talk about cancer, early treatment generally gives the best outcome. >> got to be persistent. >> we wish him well. >> he is one of the nicest guys. we loved it when he was here. thanks, jen. >> you bet. >> michael? >> thank you so much. now we'll show you how to upgrade your iphone without breaking the bank. apple just revealed the new iphone 11.
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we're going to show you how to get some of the features like a better battery, speed and the trending slofie, for much less and becky worley is in san francisco with more. good morning, becky. >> reporter: good morning, michael. iphone sales have slowed down recently because the old ones are still so good so whether you have an old iphone or android, there are some easy ways to upgrade them and make them feel new. >> we're going to start with the common problem. i need audience participation here. how many of you are walking around with a cracked phone screen? [ applause ] becky, looks like half our audience is walking around. no judgment with a cracked screen. how can you combat that? >> some surveys estimate a third of all americans have cracked screens, fixing them seems like a huge hassle, right? it's gotten much easier and cheaper. apple will replace the screen in their stores for between $149 to $329 depending on the model, and there are plenty of mom and pop
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stores and kiosks that will repair screens. you want to check their reviews online first, and also nationwide mobile services like squaretrade will come to your office or home, they quoted me 119 bucks to replace an iphone 8 screen and then even amazon, office depot, staples, they'll fix iphone and samsung screens. staples priced an iphone 8 repair at $139, and the galaxy at $279. that's still less than a new phone, michael. >> still less than a new phone but also another issue and i see it's happening to you right now on your phone, low battery. i can't get my battery to hold a charge. how do i quick fix that? >> no power. each time you charge and deplete your battery its capacity shrinking a little. you can see how much less of a charge your battery holds by going into settings, battery and then battery health. at a full charge, mine only goes to 88% of what it once was. if yours is under 50% or just not working to get you to the end of the day, you can always
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use a backup battery, but a lot of people don't know this. you can also get the internal battery replaced. the apple store will do it for 49 for the iphone 6 through 8. 69 for the iphone x. squaretrade costs 49 and staples $39 for the iphone 8 >> that's good. i need to head over to the iphone store now. you run out of storage, what can you do? >> yeah, there's some real storage hogs that you can easily trim back to make more space. so hit settings, general, iphone storage and you'll see the first one there is review large attachments. you can delete text and email attachments, you don't need then dig into the apps. for me it's podcasts that eat huge amounts of storage so delete those episodes and, of course, you can go into photos and trash big files, videos and bursts. >> and the one thing that people when they want a new phone they want some of the new features. the new one is the slofie.
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how do you get the slofie but on the older phone? >> a slo-mo selfie. it's totally doable. you just use the rear facing camera, you put the camera in slo-mo and then you hit the volume up button as the shutter and you start filming. you know, this may be the most embarrassing thing i've ever had to report for gma. i guess we all want our beyonce moment. if anyone can explain why our society needs this, i don't know. >> i don't know but you look good doing it. you look good doing it. you got clapping from the audience. becky, thank you very much for your help. we appreciate it. helpful information, everybody. and now, we're going to go to ginger. [ applause ] you look good in all slo-mo, fast-mo. whatever you got. a "gma" moment from nashua, new hampshire. have you ever heard anyone try a chewbacca impression? luna has the best one i've heard.
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[ making chewbacca sounds ] >> yeah, that's real. please take a moment to go to my facebook page and leave us your "gma" moment so we can share it with everyone. it's really good, luna. coming up, how you can reverse the process of aging. this seems to be a theme. what you can help slow it down. [ applause ] 66
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good morning, north bay. let's get up and get going. >> good morning. 8:27 and i'm reggie aqui. we have developing news in san francisco where police are looking for clues oafter a shooting on 27th and mississippi street at 10:45 last night. police have not made any arrests and no word on how the victims are doing this morning. a look at the traffic. hello, frances. >> hello, reggie. we have a bad spot on the approach to the bay bridge, and live camera shot looking west of the maze. it involves a mass tran bus, an, you see the emergency crews
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getting to the scene right now, and so that means delays to the bay bridge toll plaza backed up to the maze. and 426 is jammed in freemont because of a ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ now, your accuweather forecast with mike nicco. >> current conditions in the mid-50s to 60s and half moon bay at around 63, and same in concord. 61 coming across the bridge and good drivin with mass transit
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very good, and a lot of sunshine and light breezes. that means a warming trend is on the way. look at how warm it gets over the weekend. >> and summer is back. you can a >> all: we are future teachers from lasalle university. good morning, america. >> good morning, america. have a fabulous day. >> what do we watch in the morning. do we watch "good morning america." >> "good morning america." >> yeah. [ applause ] welcome back to "gma." we love seeing our viewers saying good morning, america. so keep sending us your videos and you might see yourself up in the big screen in times square. just tweet us your video @gma with the #mygma. love heang froyou. >> i love that. that's one of my favorite things to see. you know, we'll take a little
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wander around the web for you. we'll hit you with a couple of things that are going viral right now. first here's a question that's trending. what did you learn embarrassingly late in life? who here knows what i'm talking about? you know what i'm talking about. >> yes. >> it is something you've learned that you realized it took you far too long to learn, to figure it out. >> yep. >> here we go. i lot a few i'll read. i didn't learn until i was 20 that white meat and dark meat came from the same chicken. >> oh! >> whoa! [ applause ] okay. >> is that from anonymous? because it should be. >> that should be from anonymous. you're right. [ laughter ] okay, here's another one, that the saying is not it's a doggy dog world. unless you're snoop dogg.
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this one is funny. martha's vineyard isn't just some land that rich people went to that was owned by martha stewart. >> that's fair. that's fair. >> no one really believes that. >> that's real, so -- [ applause ] examples, please, speak up. >> so i learned something embarrassingly late in high school. i raised my hand. we were having to do a diagram of our bedroom and said how do you spell because it seems strange to me chester drawers and the entire class started laughing and they're like it's chest of drawers and i thought that makes a lot more sense. [ laughter and applause ] >> high school. high school. >> do you have one. >> i heard this the other day. i don't know if it's real or not. or if it's a rumor. you know i heard what twitter stands for, typing what i'm thinking that everyone is reading. >> oh. >> i didn't know that. >> i just learned that. >> i don't know if it's real or not.
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maybe i just created something here. there we go. >> sounds that way. well, something else that went viral. the dancing usher with more than 2 million views. we showed you this video yesterday. oh, in "pop news," that usher stole the show. ♪ it went viral after the jonas brothers. you know what's coming next. that usher is dancing his way into our studio. welcome sam. ♪ say the word ♪ i'm a sucker for you [ cheers and applause ] ♪ say the word ♪ i'm a sucker >> can i hug you? oh. it brings me joy. how did -- did you know that you went viral? >> no, not at first. my sister found the video on instagram. >> and your sister just happens to be here too. >> yes.
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[ applause ] >> did you know the jonas brothers shared this -- >> i'm like such a jonas brother fans like an og fan and to have them post my brother on their main account, i was in awe. i was like, no way. >> brother, you made it. >> so, listen, because you have so many different acts that come to the arena so is this something you often do? >> yes. i have danced at multiple different concerts. twenty one pilots, jason aldean. i dance whenever the rhythm comes. >> and your whole family actually works together at the venue. is your entire family as good a dancer as your brother? >> i would say no. [ applause ] my oldest brother would definitely give him a run for his money but i mean he wasn't
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the one that went viral, sam did so -- >> look, you're just standing here and moving. the rhythm is going to get you. okay, can you show us a -- bust a move for us here. ♪ [ applause ] ♪ >> whoo! >> thank you. thank you, thank you. thank you for bringing joy on a day that we really needed it. [ applause ] >> thank you. >> i tell you what, i need some lessons, sam. i can tell you he proves it's all in the footwork. i don't know what you were doing, but you got it, my friend. thank you for
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coming up this afternoon on "strahan, sara & keke," everybody, we've got some special guests. >> yes, we do. we have grocery joe and kendall from "bachelor in paradise." >> see you at lunchtime. >> oh, yes, we will. [ applause ] and next on "gma," we're going to tell you how to find the right fit for coats and jackets this fall. so we'
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right fit." we want i to look and feel your best this season. this morning we're showing you how to find the right coat or jacket for thele f fall, and wek three ladies and here's what happened. >> reporter: finding the perfect jacket for coat is key to getting that perfect look. but what about a perfect fit? that is a lot harder to come by. so we brought three women to macy's to find the best coat for their body types. enter fashion expert melissa garcia, here to help these women find the right fit. according to her expert eye, their old coats were all wrong. >> so you have the challenge of finding the coat that fits you on top and on bottom, but you're not swimming in it. this one sort of fits you, but as you can see, when you close your arms around you, it's super tight. we'll find you a coat that fits you around your hips and thighs here. you need one that's bigger all around. so our challenge here today is to find a coat for you that fits not only through your hips and thighs, but also flattering on
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your upper body as well. so this is a petite coat that you own, but it's still big on you. the chang here is finding coats that are age appropriate that you don't have to shop in the juniors section for. >> so melissa garcia joins us live. all these ladies look fantastic. girls, how do you >> she's pear-shaped. wanted to find a coat like this one here. this is an a-line frame which fits her well, and it goes with the silhouette of her body, and you want to find one with volume on top, and it has her frame and her eyeup wa upward. >> you said you feel like a million bucks.
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>> i feel like 2 million bucks. >> 2 million. that's fantastic. all right, great. laurell. >> let's discuss. she is busty, so she's big on top and smaller on bottom. as you can see in the before, a lot of women have this problem and they can't close their jacket. we wanted to find her a coat that has an a-line frame, but also some stretch in it. that's a great tip for people who are busty. you can zip it auup, but she's able to move her arms around, et cetera. she's all ready to go. [ applause ] >> would you wear something like this regularly? >> absolutely, yes. >> i know you like the shorter motorcycle look. >> this is nice. i'm loving it. >> we're loving it too. and then finally we have michelle. >> yes. so michelle's petite, and to find coats that fit her, she has to shop in the junior's department sometimes, and that's
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not age appropriate because she has kids that have aged out of the junior's department so as you can see here this is really big on her. we wanted to find one with a belt which accentuates her waist and makes the illusion of longer legs and it just creates the illusion of a longer leg and leopard print, really age appropriate. >> honestly, you look ready to head down to fashion week. [ applause ] >> so good. >> these are really helpful tips. >> thank you. >> thank you so much for lending us your time, for keeping it real. we love you. guys, for more tips go to our website,, we'll head over to ginger. you won't need any of those coats today, at least in new york city. look at the heat advisories and the heat index. yes, 95, 91 from philadelphia, and it will feel like 90 even i
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we are back now with a look at the heroes of 9/11 who sacrificed so much to save others. now some of their children are dedicating their lives to carrying on that mission, and
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will is here with that. i'm glad we're sharing this. >> me too. the new york fire department graduates a new class, some of them will be following a path forged by their parents that ended at ground zero that continues to this day 18 years later and beyond. the children of 9/11 honoring their country, their family name and the profound legacy. >> reporter: on this anniversary of that darkest day, a bright beacon to the future, a new generation of heroes emerging. in the fall's graduating class, many are children of heroes. >> semiconscious at this point. >> reporter: the sons and daughters of 9/11 following their parents' footsteps. >> these young men and women that are graduating are following in the footsteps of their father that perhaps they were too young to remember, and i think that's tremendous. >> reporter: who can forget the
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monumental loss of the nearly 3,000 killed that day, 343 were firefighters. many trapped at the base of the towers as they headed up to save lives. they lost their own. 18 years later matthew held here as a baby in the arms of his dad, anthony, wants to be a firefighter. anthony honoring his father, leonard. robert died last october from cancer linked to ground zero, and his son robert junior carrying the family torch. over the years, dozens of legacy graduates have joined the force, and now this group of 16 paying an impactful tribute to their family. >> it's heartwarming that they want to follow in their fathers' footsteps. i'm sure there is a lot of nervousness by their families, but i would imagine there is great pride. >> reporter: the 16 legacy firefighters will join the rest of their class for a graduation ceremony on september 24th after which they will officially be part of the department that risks so much every day for this
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city and is a beacon of hope and heroism around the world. >> absolutely, and such -- such pride. such pride. thank you. >> their family and work. >> to this
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"good morning america" is sponsored by geico. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance. but, wait, there's more. there's more. we're back now. how we can crack the longevity code, stopping or even reversing aging and experts new book "lifespan, why we age and why we don't have to." juju, you have our attention. >> it's intriguing. imagine if we could lead happily into our 100s, 120. imagine meeting your great grandkids. no problem, well, one harvard geneticist believes that that's not only within our grasps scientifically but there are things you can do today to reverse your aging process. >> we try to slow down brain aging. >> reporter: the mythical search for the fountain of youth is under way here at this harvard medical school lab. >> this tells us which genes are being switched on.
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>> reporter: renowned biologist and geneticist researcher, david sinclair chronicling the secrets of how we age on a molecular level in "lifespan." >> if i took your blood i could tell you how old you are biologically. very accurate clock. scary, right? >> like the crystal ball you don't want to look into. >> now that we have this clock of age, we can ask what accelerates it and what slows it down and what reverses it. literally turn that clock backwards by a lot. >> reporter: decades worth of research suggests turning back the hands of time involves putting the body under stress with high intensity interval training, cold exposure or calorie reduction diets like intermittent fasting. >> what we've been working on for the last 20 years is that these diets are putting us into a state of biological stress. the body gets shocked. it thinks that times are bad and it might not survive, so it fights back with everything it's got. it fights against heart disease. imagine 40,000 years ago we're running away from wild animal, these days we get on a treadmill
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but it's the same thing. it tells your body that there's a danger, that there's a threat to your survival. >> reporter: but sinclair notes the next anti-aging frontier may involve chemically boosting the body on a cellular level to treat it with medicines and supplements as if aging were a disease. he says it's already showing promise in labs. medical history is littered with solutions that work in mice that don't translate to humans. >> yeah, that's fair. mice are a lot easier to cure of diseases and aging than humans, of course. >> and yet 10, 20, 30 years ago the idea of taking a pill as a fountain of youth seemed like science fiction. >> it all seems like science fiction to most who haven't thought about it. that's why i wrote the book to explain how there's 20, 30 years of world class science around the world. we get together every few months and talk about in that shows that you can quite dramatically slow down aging and even more recently we found that you can reverse the clock. not just in mice but possibly even in people. >> and we should note that
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researchers are currently investigating an anti-diabetes drug metformin as the first anti-aging pill. ? his book, david sinclair is fully transparent about his diet and exercise routine, what he takes every day as part of his regimen but he's quick to point out he is a scientist and not an m.d. so never specifically recommends stuff. >> he's 50. >> uh-huh. >> like the poster child. >> exactly. >> exactly. >> who knew the fountain of youth would be at a laboratory. >> if we could turn back time. we have to comfort juju because her oldest just went off to college. talk about getting moving on. >> i need a little love. >> i know. >> and a little comforting. >> i'm two years behind you. >> i know. >> hey y'all, we really, really appreciate you watching us on this wednesday morning and it is september 11th and we remember 18 years ago what happened here in new york, what happened at the pentagon, what happened in pennsylvania in that field and just want us all to come together and just --
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>> hug someone today, right? >> so thanks for starting your day with us. have a great day, everybody. [ applause ] >> what a good message. what a good message. good message. what a good message.
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