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thanks for watching. good morning, america. breaking overnight, heat wave smothering the east coast while in the pacific a of hurricanes, tropical storms and typhoons threatening weather. lost in translation. donald trump slams jeb bush for speaking spanish on the campaign trail outraging latinos and some republicans who fear he is trying to kill the party. jeb bush here live this morning only on "gma." going cold. police searching for new clues in the murder of that officer gunned down on duty. a massive response overnight to a false lead and the fallen officer's last words. >> 10-4, did you need a second unit. >> yeah, go ahead and start somebody. disorder on the court. temperatures soaring and tempers flaring at the u.s. open. the rising young star losing her cool and her racket last night, the epic meltdown everyone is
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talking about and what she's saying about it this morning. good morning, america. my goodness, that was really something. coco vandeweghe last night. >> right, george. >> everybody's had a day like that at the office. >> it was pretty hot out there. >> not only did we see tempers flaring but the temperatures really affecting the players. look at that. cramping up. you can see he's in agony and the heat wave in the east, well, it's to plame right now. it's the longest one of the summer and in the pacific we've got tropical sigh clean, new one forming overnight, four in all and ginger starting us off with a lot to talk about. >> the heat, it's not even just here in the east coast but under a really hazy and hot, humid ridge of that high pressure, that really high -- 93 for fargo, kansas city, 92. the peak of the hit. mid-atlantic through the northeast and a brief reprieve
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before it heat backs up next week. a breath of fresh air then tart going back up. until then the pacific, yes, four areas of concern but kevin, tropical storm forming in the last couple of hours will push all this moisture up into the southwest so extra monsoon flow. you get more storm, i'm concerned about dust storm, lightning and thunder. and we'll have much more coming up. >> okay. we turn to the race for president. your voice, your vote and that escalating feud between donald trump and jeb bush. trump hit bush again yesterday, this time for speaking spanish on the campaign trail and bush is standing by live to respond. first the latest from jon karl and, jon, another big headline breaking overnight on that controversy. >> reporter: george, the staffer, the clinton staffer who set up the private e-mail server at hillary clinton's home in chappaqua, new york, is taking the fifth. he was subpoenaed to testify before the house benghazi committee, the clinton campaign says they encouraged him to testify but he has decided to
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take the fifth, not to testify. the campaign says he simply didn't want to be drawn into a political spectacle. you have two other top clinton aides who will be testifying and the other big story is that escalating and increasingly personal war of words between jeb bush and donald trump. after jeb bush's bilingual blitz on donald trump. >> i mean, this is not a guy who is a conservative. >> reporter: the don is slamming him for speaking spanish telling the conservative website breitbart.com "he's a nice man, but he should really set the example by speaking english while in the united states." [ speaking spanish ] >> reporter: on the campaign trail bush often breaks into spanish, the native language of his wife columba and about 37 million other americans. but trump's rhetoric against illegal immigration has helped rocket him to the top of the polls, knocking bush from his once front-runner status.
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trump is crushing bush both nationally and in iowa, the state that votes first. bush is now fighting back with a video hitting trump on his past positions. >> in many cases i probably identify more as a democrat. >> reporter: trump told george he's not worried. polls. he's a very low-energy kind of guy and he had to do something. >> reporter: jeb bush's campaign manager danny diaz hit back at trump hard on twitter tweeting "donald trump against spanish? says reagan not a conservative? looks like one-man mission to kill the gop" and that is the view from bush headquarters. >> let's hear from the man himself right now. thank you, jon. jeb bush joins us from manchester, new hampshire. governor bush, thanks for joining us. we showed that tweet from your campaign manager. is that what you think, donald trump is a one-man mission to kill the gop? >> i think -- i think donald trump is trying to insult his way to the presidency and it's not going to work.
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people want an uplifting hopeful message. people come to this country to pursue their dreams. sometimes they start without speaking english but they learn english and they add vitality to our country and the fact that he would say you only can speak english is kind of ridiculous. are we going to close all the foreign language classes? why would he have a contract with univision for his beauty pageanty this is a diverse country and should celebrate it and embrace a set of shared values and mr. bush doesn't believe in those values. he wavenss to tear us done. he doesn't believe in the things that have created the greatness of this country. >> you know, this is also personal for you, of course, your wife columba comes from mexico. what was your first thought when you heard him criticize you for speaking spanish. >> i laughed. i mean, this is a joke. i was in a press gaggle where people asked me a question in spanish and i answered it in spanish.
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i was in a classroom two days ago, where these young beautiful kids all speak english but also speak spanish and one asked a question in spanish and i answered it. that's the reality of america, the goodness of america, the kind of america we want. so part of it is you laugh because it's so bizarre but it's hurtful for a lot of people and mr. trump know there is and appealing tire their angst and fears rather than higher hopes. >> he called you low energy, a stiff, a joke on immigration, the last thing we need is another bush. you? everybody. planches. if he had to actually do the traditional thing which is here's my policy as it relates to immigration, his policy is not serious. it would cost hundreds of billions of dollars. it's probably unconstitutional. it violates civil liberties. if he had to actually debate the points on taxes and regulation people would be surprised that he is a liberal in many of these views, the express views he has
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on tax, on health care are views that are more closely similar to those of hillary clinton. >> you know, the chairman of the rnc is now circulating a loyalty pledge among all the candidates. mr. trump told me yesterday he'd support you over hillary clinton if you get the nomination. would you support him? >> yeah, i would, of course. of course, i would. we need to be unified. we need to win. and i think mr. trump is -- ought to figure out a way maybe to lessen the divisive language, the hurtful language and talk about the aspirations of the american people rather than trying to prey on their fears. >> there is that hillary clinton headline this morning as well. one of her staffers taking the fifth after being subpoenaed to the house committee. what do you make of that? >> she hasn't been truthful. she has had a private server hidden from the obama administration against their rules. we found out about it because of an fbi investigation. people have paid a heavy price for something similar to what she's done. she should come clean.
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she should say why she did what she did. classified information should not be on private servers and the world we're living in where she spent most of her time traveling around the world apologizing for the leaks that were done by the manning episode and the snowden episode she should have known this was completely inappropriate and might be illegal. >> you got a tough summer. polling averages show you in single digits nationally, in iowa, single digits in new hampshirein. what happened and how do you turn it around? >> turn around by recognizing it's a long road. we have a well-funded campaign. next week i unveil a tax plan that i'm really excited about that will create economic opportunity. i'm focusing on how can we lift people out of poverty and give the middle class a pay raise for the first time in 15 years. we have big structural problems in our country and my focus on giving people a sense of my leadership skills to help them. over time i think it will be an effective message.
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>> thanks for joining us. >> thanks, george. george, now to an show of power by china with president obama in alaska, chinese warships spotted off the coast, the first time the u.s. military has detected chinese activity in the bering sea. abc's martha raddatz is in washington with the story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, amy. the five ships were in international waters and are not seen as a threat but still this is a first in the pentagon has been tracking this closely, especially since it came on the last day of president obama's visit to alaska. the movements also come as china put on a massive display of military power in a parade celebrating the 70th anniversary of the end of world war ii. as for the ships, the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff general martin dempsey telling abc news exclusively this is more about economic interest but saying that the more china asserts itself, the quote, more responsibility we both have to
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avoid miscalculations and interactions that could be unsafe at sea and in the air. amy. >> all right, martha raddatz with the latest in washington. okay, we turn to that manhunt for cop killers in illinois. police swarmed a town near fox lake responding to what turned out to be a false report as they expand the search and gio benitez is on the scene. good morning, gio. >> reporter: george, good morning to you. a woman was actually charged with making that false report. tensions are high here because police desperately want to catch these dangerous men. >> white male wearing a white t-shirt last seen northbound. >> reporter: overnight a fresh lead thwarted. a massive police search after a 911 caller reported seeing two suspicious men in a cornfield five miles away from where lieutenant charles joseph gliniewicz was shot and killed but that caller made it all up. now this morning the fallen officer's last words.
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>> did you need a second unit. >> yeah, go ahead and start somebody. >> this audio obtained by abc station wls appears to be that crucial call from gliniewicz. >> i'm out near the old concrete plant checking out two male white men and one black man. >> reporter: that description the only description gliniewicz could get out before police say the men shot him dead. he was set to retire later this month after 32 years on the force. >> a murdered colleague, police officer and we're not going to stop. >> reporter: one big challenge the scene is remote, desolate, swampy. investigators are combing through videos from nearby businesses and homes but so far they haven't spotted the three men anywhere. >> what you're going to want to do go through the tapes and anybody that logically fits a potential suspect you're going to try to identify. >> reporter: overnight, gliniewicz's family appearing in public for the first time. >> joe was my best friend, my world, my hero.
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the love of my life for the last 26 1/2 years. >> reporter: an emotional moment from his widow. you can see behind me this growing memorial here at the police station. this as we learn police are now turning to social media for tips. they hope those tips keep coming in, amy. >> all right. gio, thank you for the latest on that. we turn now to the kentucky county clerk who is refusing to issue marriage licenses to standoffs at the courthouse. she is facing a judge this morning and could be held in contempt of court. abc's alex perez has been following that story from ashland, kentucky. good morning, alex. >> reporter: hey, good morning, amy. that hearing will take place in the courthouse behind me in a few hours. the clerk so far adamant she will not back down. this morning, a judge expected to rule on a motion by the aclu requesting to find kim davis be held in contempt of court for denying gay couples marriage licenses.
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>> it's not an issue as religious freedom. as an elected official she has an obligation to follow the law. >> reporter: on wednesday davis again denying marriage licenses turning down robby blanken ship and his partner of 20 year, jesse kruz. >> i'm not discriminating because i am not issuing licenses to anybody. >> reporter: this when she refused david and david ermold. they started this in june. >> under whose authority are you not issuing licenses? >> under god's authority. >> reporter: in this small kentucky town davis has some loyal supporters. >> i believe she is right. she's following god's law. >> reporter: her attorney says davis who's come under fire for her own multiple marriages will not back down and is ready for the judge's decision. >> kim davis is prepared for consequences because the other consequences she would not want to risk and that is being
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unfaithful to god. >> reporter: and it's unclear just how long this hearing will last but davis herself could be called to testify to explain her actions before the judge. amy. >> and everyone will be listening. alex perez, thanks so much for that. to paula faris for the morning's other top stories starting with a growing crisis overseas. good morning. we do begin with a chaotic scene unfolding in central europe. where thousands of refugees fleeing violence in the middle east have been blocked from boarding trains. they're desperately trying to reach germany in search of a better life but in recent days they have been shut out of the train station in bute pest, hungary. this morning police finally re-opened the train. hungary is threatening to deploy troops to stop human traffickers as part of a growing humanitarian crisis. hundreds of people including children have drowned trying to reach european shores fleeing syria, iraq and north africa. back in this country some breaking news. we just learned that one marine
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has been killed, nine others injured in the hard landing of a helicopter at camp lejeune, north carolina. and just yesterday two soldiers were injured when their black hawk helicopter went down in a remote wooded area of colorado. new worries about student performance in the nation's high schools. s.a.t. scores have sunk to their lowest levels in ten years. less than half of students who took the test this year showed they were prepared for college level work. and look at this. a wild scene at a gas station near seattle. a man in the store, well, he left his car running. it. the owner runs out, he's going to jump inside and they are going to go at it and fight as that car goes in circles. the fight spills out of the car. the owner gets help restraining that man until police arrive. the lesson there don't leave your car run, everybody. overseas, look what happens during a safari incident. an elephant charges this truck, pushing it around with ease nearly injuring a passenger. it punctured a tire before
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finally walking away. and finally, how long can you go between haircuts? if you are a sheep, i'm asupering you're not but if you are, this is what you look like when you go five years between visits to the barber. his name we've given him a name is chris. he lives in australia down under. he really need a trim so much so that he just set a world record, you guys, when he finally got his hair cut they removed a record 93 pounds of wool off of him and, of course, getting rid of it was sheer ex-sta istracstasy for chris. he was in the wild for a long time. >> yes. >> how about that? >> that happens to me after three weeks. >> impressive. red hot at the u.s. open. we'll have that outburst on the
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court in just 30 seconds. lara, i guess you can blame it on the heat but that was a fierce blowup at the open. >> it was and we talked about the heat last night. it was a little hot for some more than others. coco vandeweghe, one of the rising young stars in tennis last night lost her cool then the match. temperatures are running hot at this year's u.s. open. causing players to forfeit matches. the tempers are running high, as well. there was no love between 23-year-old coco vandeweghe and her racket wednesday night. the up and coming american sensation causing shock waves on
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social media. conjuring up images some of the most epic courtside melt downs like andy roddick's racket rage and tennis bad boy john mcenroe. >> answer my question! the question, jerk. >> reporter: andre agassi had words with a ref at the u.s. open in 1990. >> i didn't say anything. >> reporter: and serena williams mouthing off at a ref in 2009. earlier this year novak djokovic apologizing after this, a fiery moment that frightened a young ball boy. djokovic posting ang apology on facebook. >> i'm sincerely hoping you can forgive me. >> reporter: as for vandeweghe her tennis racket tantrum didn't help in the long run. she still lost her second round match missing out on an opportunity to face serena in the next round.
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so kok ochltcoco admitted she was frustrated. she was looking toward the third round which would have been a serena showdown. her third one so we'll never know. >> serena going for the grand slam. thank you, lara. a lot more ahead coming up. a colorado man on trial charged with murder for pushing his wife off a cliff. now, authorities investigating his first wife's death. we thought we'd be ready. but demand for our cocktail bitters was huge. i could feel our deadlines racing towards us. we didn't need a loan. we needed short-term funding. fast. our amex helped us fill the orders. just like that. you can't predict it, but you can be ready. another step on the journey. will you be ready when growth presents itself? realize your buying power at open.com. hey america, still not sure whether to stay or go on that business trip? should i stay or should i go well this fall stay with choice hotels two times
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over, 3500 good morning. 7:24 on thursday, september 37rd. breaking news in brooklyn. five people are hurt after flames spread from one home to another in flatbush. dray clark is live on the scene for us. >> good morning, lori. you can see firefighters busy here on glenwood road. the fire is contained but not considered under control until firefighters have made sure all of the hot spots have been extinguished. let's give you a shot from newscopter 7. the fire broke out around 4:50 this morning 1312 glenwood road. the fire jumped to a neighbors home. there were five people inside the home where the fire initially started. they were injured. their injuries are not considered life threat typing. they were able to get out of the home on their own. at the height of the fire, more than 100 firefighters were here.
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early on the fire was difficult to get a handle on but eventually firefighters attacked it from multiple angles and eventually get it contained. it control. neighbors say that they are concerned because there have been some concerns about an arsonist in the neighborhood. firefighters say they are aware of that and this fire is considered suspicious. we are waiting to learn more information when we talk to the deputy chief in a moment.
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dray clark, channel 7 a wild incident overnight for police in suffolk county. it ended with jonathan moore of westbury in handcuffs then taken to the hospital. police say he crashed a car on the long island expressway then stole a large truck that he
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drove through the fence of a commercial parking lot. they say that he went 7 miles from holtsville to patchogue where he crashed the truck. another driver is hospitalized. he was hit by a van when he tried to chase moore on foot along the service road of the l.i.e. let's check on the morning commute with heather o'rourke. >> we will talk about long island railroad. no major problems. we checked in with them all morning long. no major problems as far as metro north, new jersey transit, path trains doing okay. i did get a tweet from someone. frank said he is on the long island railroad and happy to report that all is well. george washington bridge is ten minutes. lincoln 30 minutes. holland tunnel is a 15-minute delay. if you are going on the staten island expressway west into bradley avenue, two lanes closed. street cleaning rules are in effect. lori, over to you. >> thank you. meteorologist amy freeze with the accuweather forecast. >> we are already at 75 degrees. patchy fog and haze across the area.
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this is the final day of the heat wave, second of the season. this will wear on some people to get the temperatures back to the low 90s with high humidity. relief is on the way. temperatures returning to the low 80s as early as tomorrow. here is the accuweather seven- day forecast. 93 this afternoon. 82 tomorrow. lori? >> amy, thank you. that will do it for us. on "good morning america," a new report reveals some of the most popular join the millions who have already switched. we switched. and now, we're streaming netflix. who knew time warner cable's internet was so fast! mom switched. and now, we can watch our favorite shows together, on demand. i switched. so i can connect to the internet just about anywhere with my free twc wifi hotspots. join the millions who switched to time warner cable.
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good morning, america. right now that heat wave blanketing the east. now one of the longest of the summer. temperatures well above average again as a fourth tropical cyclone forms in the pacific threatening to bring torrential rain and flooding to the southwest. president obama's nuclear deal with iran is on track to get through congress. enough senators say they will support that agreement to block any challenge. a big oscars mystery. the show's producers saying there will be two hosts for the academy awards this year. it's the first time in five years. lots of buzz and speculation online about who those two might be. >> it's got to be tina fey and amy poehler. >> it's got to be. we remember the last time there were two host, anne hathaway and james franco. memorable perhaps for the wrong reasons. >> that is definitely wrong. >> wishful thinking. i'm rooting for that. a lot more coming up. the colorado man on trial for pushing his wife off a cliff
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in the rocky mountains. prosecutors say harold henthorn murdered his wife for money and it may not be the first time. his first wife died under suspicious circumstances. abc's neal karlinsky has the story. >> reporter: prosecutors say 58-year-old harold henthorn didn't witness his wife accident accidentally fall off a cliff in a national park, he pushed her off it and that trial beginning this week, they say they plan to prove it. court documents reveal prosecutors believe henthorn planned the 2012 murder during what was supposed to be a romantic hike carrying a map with him highlighted in pink highlighter and an "x" marked near the location where toni henthorn fell to her death. when investigators asked about the map he appeared at a loss for words and could not explain why. >> i think that is a fact that is very hard to explain. it's something that i can see the jury becoming very preoccupied with. >> reporter: friends and family say henthorn was controlling of
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his wife. some suspicious of his story that toni fell while taking a picture. >> she's cautious very conservative person. she doesn't go on the edge of anything. >> reporter: prosecutors say something even more suspicious came up during the investigation. an anonymous letter stating henthorn's wife from 17 years ago died in a suspicious accident where henthorn was also the only witness. authorities now reportedly investigating the death of his first wife, 37-year-old sandra henthorn who was crushed under her car while her husband was changing a tire in 1995. though no charges have been filed. both women had substantial life insurance policies according to prosecutors. >> i think that it's always possible that it could be a coincidence but there are just so many similarities here from the way that the two women died in what appeared to be accidents. the fact that they both died it isolated places. >> reporter: henthorn has pleaded not guilty. jury selection continues this morning.
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for "good morning america," neal karlinsky, abc news, seattle. >> our thanks to neal for that. now to police body cameras very much in the headlines and new video this morning revealing the split-second decision so many officers have to make from their point of view. here's abc's pierre thomas. >> reporter: this cell phone video of two sheriff's deputies appearing to shoot a man with his hands up in san antonio caused outrage earlier this week. the two deputies didn't have any body cams. in fact only eight officers on the force do so local officials immediately approved $1 million for hundreds of body cams and dash cam, the goal to get them to all officers on the street. having as many perspectives as possible is critical in these high-stakes situations. check out this police dash cam when this routine traffic stop in trinity, texas, unexpectedly turns deadly serious as the officer draws his firearm pointing at the driver of the parked car. from that angle watch again, it
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looks like the officer aggressively goes for his gun with no provocation from the startled driver. but look closely as we get a different view from the officer's body camera. >> is that a real gun right there? hey, don't touch it don't you touch that gun. >> i'm sorry, i'm sorry. >> reporter: slow down the tape and freeze it right there. a pistol lying right on the front seat and with a man beginning to reach for it, you can bet irjpdz stand why the officer pulled out his firearm. >> i'm sorry. i'm sorry. keep your hands out of the car. >> i was thankful we now have our body cameras so we could show wry officer wheeler acted aggressively. >> reporter: across the country police departments are in the midst of a body cam buying spree. police in los angeles and new york expanding their use. for "good morning america," pierre thomas, abc news, washington. >> got to believe they're going to help. move on to former arizona governor jan brewer fighting back against some unflattering photos that appeared in ads on
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the web used without her permission. something we've seen with other public figures. now she's threatening legal action. abc's rebecca jarvis here with the story. >> reporter: hi, george. this is surprisingly common. you probably have seen these ads before on your computer screen and to the untrained eye, they can even look like news stories and this morning, jan brewer is fighting back. she was the tough-talking republican governor of arizona. known for conservative stances on crime and immigration. but this morning former arizona governor jan brewer facing a new opponent, threatening legal action after these images of her face started popping up all over the internet as ads for anti-aging products. the words divorced for being too old see her revenge makeover splashed across them. >> we've been married almost 50 years. this image there is me and it was ugly and it was very inappropriate. >> reporter: these ads known as native advertisements are
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frequently found along the edges of websites labeled as sponsored content or popular stories, they're actually paid advisements meant to entice readers into clicking on plugs for everything from wrinkle creeps to plastic surgery. >> what it is is a very nasty, mean, lying advertisement put out there by somebody without my permission and i'm highly offended. >> reporter: and it's happened to other familiar faces. ellen degeneres blasted advertisers on her talk show. >> that was an ad for a skin serum for a product i do not use. >> reporter: for using her image in this skin care ad without permission. now it's brewer fighting back. >> i'm looking and speaking with lawyers to see what action i can take. >> if a company uses someone's image without their permission, they should immediately contact the company and tell them to pull the photo down. if they don't, they'll have to go to court to get them to pull it down. >> reporter: now here's what complicates things. the companies that distributed
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brewer's ads online, rev content and contentad.com make it clear they don't create the material. they just post it telling abc news they're responding to brewer's request and taking steps to remove the image, george. >> okay, rebecca, thanks. coming up on "gma," "gma on the lookout." big parenting alert about baby monitors and how easy it could be for hackers to spy on your family. that's just ahead. in our next hour, four sisters teaming up to take down a nearly $200,000 debt. how they did it in just a year and a half. chico doesn't know the name of his favorite brand; bailey doesn't know that you tried 8 different flavors until you found exactly the one she loves. all they know is, dinner time with you... is the best time of the day! at petsmart, we carry a wide selection of brands & flavors like beneful , beyond and purina one so you can find your pet's favorite. and if you find a lower price anywhere else, we'll match it! save up to $6 on select bags of your pet's favorite dog and cat food. fill your pet with love! petsmart .
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we are back now at 7:41 with "gma" on the lookout and this morning a warning about internet connected baby monitors. a new report finds some of the top brands have major security flaws. leaving the door wide open to potential hackers. abc's mara schiavocampo is here with all those details. mara, good morning. >> reporter: well, lara, good morning. that report tested some of the most popular brands on the market and found none of them provided enough safety.
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essentially inviting hackers into your home and some of your most private data. baby monitors, live streeping videos of children straight to their parents' smartphones and tablets but now a new study warning that mom and dad might not be the only ones watching. tech security firm rapid 7 putting nine different internet connected baby monitors to the test giving almost all of the devising a failing grade. one "d" and eight' "f"s. accessing personal information from your wi-fi network or even potentially giving hackers realtime control of the device. >> i heard a voice and it was screaming at my daughter, screaming wake up, baby. wake up, baby. >> reporter: the shrecks say it came from hackers using an
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internet back door to take control of the camera in their 10-month-old daughter's bedroom. a manufacturer's representative tells abc news if a consumer is concerned about the safety of their baby monitor, they should contact the manufacturer directly. so what can you do to make your crib cam more safe? rapid 7 recommends parents disable unnecessary features like video recording or storing footage on the internet. never connect the devices to public wi-fi. use cellular data and in case unplug the machines when not in use. and experts say higher price models don't necessarily provide more security. in fact, pricier models often come with more features which could give hackers more ways to potentially access a camera. change the password from the default. a lot of times it's 1234 really easy for hackers to guess. >> absolutely. >> i miss having a baby monitor. >> oh. >> you can borrow mine.
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pressure we are back now with that big oscar news. there will be two hosts next year, the announcement generating so much buzz online and abc's sara haines is in the social square with the latest. sara. >> thanks, amy. there is nothing i love more than awards season so when this major tidbit of two oscar hosts rather than one was announced by one of the producers in an interview, my mind started reeling. >> please welcome our host her majesty whoopi goldberg. >> reporter: no one makes an entrance quite like whoopeei. >> it's clear to see and you haven't yet hit puberty. >> reporter: sings an opening number like billy. or takes a selfie like ellen.
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throughout the years countless hosts have ruled the oscar stage. >> acting is a noble profession. >> reporter: but sometimes even the best leave us wanting more. and in 2016, more is what we'll get. with not one, but two hosts. a concept that's been tried and sometimes failed in the past. >> it used to be you get naked, you get nominated. not anymore. >> reporter: the last duo to hit the stage, anne hathaway and james franco in 2011 got mixed reviews but who would make up the ultimate hosting dream team in 2016? how about hollywood's favorite gal pal, tina fey and amy poehler. >> proves that there are still great roles for women over 40 as long as you get hired when you're under 40. >> reporter: or maybe bffs, j. law and amy schumer. whoever it ends up being here's hoping that two is better than one. now, besides tina and amy we
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this, you can do. good morning. thursday, september 3rd. i'm lori stokes. breaking news in brooklyn. firefighters are on the scene after flames ripped through two homes. at least five people are hurt. they are expected to be okay. the fire started before 5:00 this morning on glenwood road. flames quickly spread from one home to another. the fire is contained but firefighters are still putting out hot spots. the cause of the fire is under investigation. check in new jersey, one person is facing charges and another is in the hospital after police chase that ends in a violent crash. police try to pull over the driver of a pickup truck on i- 78 in hillside at about 1:00 this morning. investigators say the driver instead took off crashing off the highway and through a fence. one person was critically hurt. >> let's get a check on the morning commute with heather o'rourke. >> i have a mess on the staten
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island expressway. this may look familiar because this has been going on all week long. this advertise the staten island expressway making your way from clove road. over to the maps and where the construction starts on the staten island expressway westbound slosson into grad bradley. look at the -- bradley. look at the long line of traffic back to the verrazano bridge. >> alternate sides are in effect today. >> thank you, heather. let's check in with amy freeze. >> another hot one. this advertise the last day of our heat wave. it will be really steamy. humid through the afternoon. 83 is the high. spotty storm is possible north. temperatures dip into the 80s then a refreshing air mass tomorrow. saturday 82. great start. holiday weekend is looking fantastic. sunday a high of 86. monday, labor day, high of 90. >> thank you, amy. that will do it for us. coming up on "good morning
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good morning, america. it's 8 a.m. a big parenting alert. the huge new survey revealing mom and dad are the best when it comes to diagnosing adhd in their own kids. america's leading expert on attention disorders here live. school bus shocker. caught on camera. how did three intoxicated adults get by a school bus driver and board the bus sitting right next to middle schoolers for the entire ride? deep in debt. >> i had to top making payments because i couldn't keep up. four sisters tackle debt and pay it back. the secrets to how they did it and what you can learn to get your own finances back on track starting now. a "star wars" event of galactic proportions unfolding overnight around the world. >> so much fun. by city. two of the most anticipated ones being revealed live right here. square.
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it's time for the "gma" open. tennis star james blake here live as we say -- >> good morning, america. [ cheers and applause ] >> and a tennis court in times square this morning. how about that for the u.s. open? you guys are going to be playing a little bit. >> i'll be playing badly and they're going to be playing well. >> oh. our hall of famer >> that's like my dream come true. a tennis court at work? >> whoo-hoo. >> so excited. >> very happy you're happy, lara. and we are all taking part in a global event as well. you may have heard of the unboxing phenomenon when it comes to toys. this morning super fans around the world are unboxing the brand-new "star wars" toys. you can tell by the music, right. wait till you see what's inside guarded by our lego stormtrooper
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an one of the new heroes of "the force awakens." >> very excited kids running around and now to paula faris with the morning rundown. >> we do begin with breaking news. another incident involving a military helicopter. one marine has been killed and nine others injured when their chopper similar to this one made a hard landing during a training exercise at camp lejeune, north carolina, when one of the marines injuries are described as serious. also breaking right now, a fire erupting at this natural gas facility near dallas. homes in a one-mile radius evacuated and you crews plan to let it burn itself out. the former state department staffer who set up hillary clinton's private e-mail server is pleading the fifth. brian packagegliano does not want to be part of a political spectacle and hillary clinton . spiraling out of control in eastern europe after being stranded for day, refugees from
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the middle east dashed on to trains in hungary today as police re-opened the main rail station. but hundreds of people were removed while others were taken to a town where a refugee camp is located. they've been stopped from traveling to germany. and police north of chicago are expanding their search for three accused cop killers. there was a report overnight about two suspicious men walking near a cornfield not far from where lieutenant charles joseph gliniewicz was shot but police now say that report was not credible. and parents in one texas town are outraged after their children rode to school with three women who were clearly drunk. the women simply walked on to a school bus packed with kids. more now from abc's reena ninan. >> reporter: this morning an un unforgettable ride for a group of san antonio middle schoolers. >> we don't know them. >> reporter: three intoxicated women in their 20s caught on camera boarding this bus filled with children last week. these unconventional riders
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slipping right past the driver. watch as two take seats in the back of the bus. the third sitting down next to a middle school boy for the entire 30-minute commute. >> and clearly the bus driver wasn't paying attention to who was walking down the row of seats. >> reporter: after arriving at the school two women are able to slip by the driver again. but when the third tries he realizes this isn't a group of students after all. >> how do three grown drunk women get on the bus? why? >> reporter: this morning, the veteran bus driver is now fired and the three women charged with criminal trespassing. one of the women also cited for protesting alcohol on school property and another charged with assault after allegedly grabbing a student's arm before the now infamous ride. >> it's obviously difficult during the very beginning of school as there are new faces but regardless, this was a huge mistake. >> reporter: for "good morning america," reena ninan, abc news, new york. >> thank you, reena. baffling and frustrating to say the least. shifting gears we always
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welcome back to "gma." time now for the "heat index" and this morning's hot button, parenting alert about adhd. as kids head back to school it's also the season for diagnosis of attention disorders appear to be on the rise and a brand-new survey reveries parents may have the best instincts as to whether the kids need help. linzie janis has the details. >> reporter: this morning a new report from the cdc saying parents may be the best at picking up early signs of adhd in their children. >> i just knew something was off. his frustration level was very high and he was very defiant and he was about 3 years schumaker's son brian was officially
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diagnosed with adhd when he was 7 years old. but katie says she suspected he had the disorder when he was just 2 years old. >> he said everything goes through my head so fast i can't catch it and then i realized i had to do something so i spoke to my pediatrician. >> reporter: the shumakers' story reflective of the cdc's finding of 65% of the 3,000 cases they reviewed. the cdc concluding that parents and not other caretakers in the child's world are often the first and sometimes the best detectors of early signs of adhd. >> one of the things that i feel very fortunate about is that i was home with my children and i was able to see his frustration. if you would have told me in the beginning of his journey in kindergarten or first grade that brian would be the boy he is right now, i would say you're crazy. brian is very happy. >> reporter: for "good morning america," linzie janis, abc
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news, new york. >> so if you're concerned your child may have adhd, doctors say you should look for behaviors that are more than average for a child their age. that includes distractible, impulsivity and restless behavior. trouble getting dressed, trouble getting organized. not able to sit through dinner in multiple settings at home and in school. if it's just occurring in one place it could be limited to that location. for another reason, so as always, seek out the help of a medical professional. certainly good advice. >> a lot of good advice. >> thanks, amy. now we turn to our series, secret cash stash and this morning, we have the story of four sisters in their 20s, they were drowning in debt. we first saw the sisters in "forbes" magazine and needed to learn their siebolds to erasing nearly $200,000 and, guy, they did it in less than two years. becky worley shows us how. >> reporter: the sisters from dallas, texas, had always been close. four young women, four years apart but with one big problem they were all confronting.
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>> it was a bit embarrassing to admit that, oh, i have so much debt and can't make a depth in it. in my case i had stopped making payments because i couldn't keep up. >> reporter: they had a combined income of $106,000 a year. but between student loans, car payments and credit cards, their combined debt had ballooned to $182,000. insurmountable they feared but came up with a novel concept. band together and attack it as a team. >> their loan became our loan. it was no longer your debt, it was our debt. >> reporter: and now they're sharing their secrets. first step, move in together. all four sisters rented a house and became roommates, a savings of $400 a month. another secret, they direct deposited their paychecks to a joint account. >> we're going to pass out some allowance. >> reporter: and held sister meetings where they handed out ang allowance of $75 each every two weeks for spending money. the plan, credit cards paid off first.
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student loans last and within a month, credit cards were paid in full. would you believe that within six months, all of their car loans were paid off too. a savings of $844.86 a month. for $10,037.12 a year. and they were just getting started. another cost cutting tip they combined car insurance policies saving $191 a month or 2,2$2,292 a year and also cut out cable tv. saving $174 a month or $2,088 a year. now, 75 bucks every two weeks isn't a lot of money so how did they get by? well, when they did go out they shared entrees and shopping for clothe, well, that was done at thrift stores. incredibly 18 months after they started, all four student loans were paid in full. >> no way would we have gotten done with our payments within the next 10, 15 years. >> and definitely no way we
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would have done it in 18 months. >> reporter: $182,000 in debt vanished in 18 months bichir discipline, sacrifice and a plan that could work for you too. for "good morning america," becky worley, abc news, new york. >> wow! >> two key word, discipline and sacrifice and rebecca jarvis, abc's chief business correspondent is back with us with even more tips. rebecca. >> hey, lara, this is a story. incredible. you can see what they did, what they -- very inspirational much it's a perfect time for people to start thinking about this. it's back to school. parents are setting budgets for their kids for their family so that's the first thing you want to do is set that budget. do it right now. there's a lot of technology out there that will help you do this. apps like mint will let you track everything that you're spending, every account you have open. also, for paying down that debt -- >> that's great. i think it's a good thing to teach kids. >> actually you can teach your kids more about this. my mom used to do this with me. she would say look at every
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price and add them up. think about what you're pout putting in the shopping cart h is a great thing you can do with your kids and teach it early. debts, pay the most expensive ones down first. if you're paying interest on those debts that's continuously adding more and more debt. >> some would think let me get the little ones taken care of because that's -- the list is shorter, but, no, you're not really getting a good bang for your buck. >> might feel satisfying but you're just adding more debt so list them, know exactly which credit cards you have. know which car loans you have outstanding. in general the credit cards will be the most expensive debts that you own and lastly, pay in cash. it is phenomenal what paying in cash can do if you have that budget in place, you take out a certain amount every single week and you stick to that budget. you're going to save 20%. studies are showing this right now that people who switch over to cash and i followed a couple of people who have done this. >> once it's gone it's gone. >> i guess i can't buy that.
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>> can't go back to the atm after that. >> those are great tips. rebecca, thank you so much. >> thank you. >> thank you. next up here on the "gma heat index," this is a bizarre medical mystery, a woman who hears her own body sounds. her eyes moving, her heart beating. paula has more on what she calls the chaos in her ears. >> disconcerting to say the least imagine going through life hearing your footsteps rumble through your brain, your heartbeat amplified like the bass in a song and your eyes shifting. this is how she went through life but now it's all changed. just like the comic book hero daredevil enhanced hearing sounds like an amazing superpower. but imagine if you could actually hear your own body's every sound, every move all day long, your heart beating. your eyes moving, your bones creaking. this is what life is like for rachel pine. drastically enhanced hearing.
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every tiny move her body makes is amplified. >> it started just almost all the time every day. i mean i could hear my neck muscles moving like different things inside my body and when you tell people they're like, you're crazy. >> reporter: worse, it was debilitating. she stopped all of her hobbyes and worked only as much as she had to. >> i would end up in bed usually before noon and just lay there. i couldn't watch tv. it was too loud. i couldn't listen to music. just basically had to lay there and hear my heartbeat and feel my brain spin. >> reporter: nine different doctors and not a single diagnosis. constant dizzy spells with no answers. until she found dr. quintin go gopan a surgeon who diagnosed a rare condition. superior semi circumstance lal canal dehiscence. >> the organ in charge of balance and hearing has an abnormal opening in the bone and so you tend to hear internal sounds amplified like your
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inside. >> reporter: rachel was thrilled her experience had a name. >> we got in the elevator and i was crying, i was so happy. >> reporter: ucla has discovered a minimally invasive surgery fix plugging up that tiny hole through a small incision the size of a dime in the skull. hours. >> i'm inside her skull and i've come down to this point and i know her hole is right there. right there and so that's where pointer right here. you see the green pointer shows me that's where i need to go. >> reporter: for many patients results are immediate. >> we do this surgery in about 90 minutes and they wake up and say my symptoms are gone. >> reporter: then what's exactly what happened. >> when i woke up from surgery i knew right off the bat that i was better and i had no more dizziness and talking to the nurse right when i woke up and i was ready to get up and go somewhere. >> reporter: now rachel has her life back. happy to hear normal sounds again and grinning from ear to
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ear. >> that's enough to drive you crazy much as you heard in the piece she saw nine different doctors and told her you have a migraine, dehydrated might have a uti. she had to advocate for herself and knew something wasn't right. >> she was listening to herself in the right way. >> listening to her body, yes, she was. >> happy everything is good for her. let's head outside to ginger. >> the u.s. open with a tennis court in times square.
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my mini ten miss>> i want to try it's hot out here, isn't it? >> all: yes! >> yeah, it's totally hot out here. >> we can confirm. thank you very much. you know what else is hot "pop news," happy thursday, everybody and that music, there is a reason. cate blanchett has some 'splainin' to do. she is reportedly set to play lucille ball in a new biopic. it will focus on ball's relationship with her first husband desi arnaz who starred
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alongside her in "i love lucy." her two children are producing the film with aaron sorkin. >> that is fascinating. >> it's going to be a good one. no word yet on who ethel -- the ethel to kate's lucille will be. no doubt we will adore the new duo just as much as we all love lucy. >> amy schumer. >> amy schumer. that's good. you're like a casting director today. >> you've already casted the oscars. and now you're casting hollywood films. is there anything you can't do, george? >> let's keep going. >> also in "pop news" this morning, a real treasure within a treasure. that's why -- we just want to play the song. this is a neat story. you may recognize this famous recommend brant work called "an old man in military costume" but learning about another image underneath. scientists at the getty conservation institute out in california using state-of-the-art x-ray imaging have discovered a painting of a mysterious man wrapped in a
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cloak underneath the more famous work. >> wow. >> experts suggesting it may, in fact, be an early self-portrait of the dutch master. >> that's cool. >> isn't that school? >> i love those kind of stories. finally or maybe not we'll see how timing is, this next story is a really big dill. a canadian farmer has grown this colossal cucumber. >> oh, wow. >> yes. >> daniel -- i can't look at -- daniel tomblin believes big larry -- >> he didn't name the cuecumbercumber. >> he named his cucumber. >> you have to name it. >> he named it big larry and it is the longest in the world. measuring a whopping 44 inches in length. that's more than 3 1/2 feet long. he submitted big larry to the guinness book of world records but it can take them up to 12
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withins to respond so in the meantime, to preserve his prize possession he built a custom jar and plans to eventually turn the giant cucumber into one doozy of a dill pickle. >> will big larry shrink then. >> i would imagine there would be shrinkage. >> this is the most uncomfortable "pop news" segment -- >> george is tearing up right now. >> it's -- >> i guess, okay. >> finally, first there was ike and tina then it was sonny and cher and now it's mrs. molly and smoke. the country music industry can be a dog eat dog world but in this case, everybody wins. "dueling banjos." >> the paws look really different. >> yes. >> something is different about them. >> they both just had manicures and, george, that's a very special edition of "pop news." >> this is going to be an emmy nomination. >> do you feel? casting director has spoken.
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>> thank you, lara. coming up, there's a stormtrooper on duty guarding some of the hottest new "star wars" toys. we're about to unveil them next right here on "gma." plus, we have "deals & steals" for your kitchen and your dining room. look at that just ahead. tory johnson with major markdowns, get your computers ready. all coming up next here on "gma." plus, tennis in times square.
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ooh-la-la good morning. 8:27, thursday, september 3rd. we are following breaking news in brooklyn where firefighters are on the scene after flames rip through two homes. five people are hurt and are expected to be okay. firefighters are calling this fire suspicious. it started before 5:00 this morning on glenwood road. flames quickly spread from one home to another. that fire is now con tainted. and developing in new jersey, eyewitness news has just learned one person died following a police chase that ended in a violent crash. police tried to pull over the driver of a pickup truck in hillside around 1:00 a.m. investigators say the driver instead took off crashing off the highway and through a fence. the driver has another person is in custody facing charges.
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when we come we check the commute with heather. >> we will go to the mass transit chart and tell you long island railroad, don't get nervous. long island railroad port jefferson branch a couple of delayed trains. nothing serious. metro north is on or close. new jersey transit is fine. on to the staten island expressway westbound slosson to brady avenue, two lanes are closed down, delays back from the verrazano bridge into the area. as you head up the east side,
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you will find the fdr northbound side near 61st street, that is an accident being cleared away. that is causing delays. take a look at a webcam and show you on the southern state delays for you here into hempstead avenue with an earlier accident cleared. street cleaning rules are in effect. >> meteorologist amy freeze with the accuweather forecast. >> another hot one, ken. we are well on our way to the 90s today with temperatures in the mid-70s. feels-like temperature is close to 80 for parts of new jersey. newark feels like 79. it's 8:30 in the morning. it will be a hot one. visibility is improving rapidly across the area. air quality action alert until 11:00 a.m. be careful if you are sensitive to that. a high of 93. then relief for tomorrow. a high of 82. we will feel that difference. accuweather forecast seven day holiday get away back to 90 by sunday and monday. ken? >> thank you so much. that is the news for now. "live with kelly and michael" at 9:00 a.m.
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in the meantime, mo good morning, america. you are getting your first look at the four "entertainment weekly" covers celebrating tgit and shonda rhimes. the cast of her hit shows, "grey's anatomy," scandal and "how to get away with murder"." that's pretty cool, all abc show, that's really nice and all part of abc's powerhouse thursday night lineup, tgit, everybody, premiering september 24th and upcoming thursdays we'll give you a first look at more "people" and "essence," as well. >> a lot to look forward to. the u.s. open is under way and we are sitting here at our desk of tennis balls because former tennis pro james blake is joining us with some pro tips just ahead. we are looking forward to that. yes, smile and wave to the camera. but in the meantime, let's go up
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to george and paula. >> we got a lot of excited kids here right now. big crowd here in times square. all around the world this is a global event. the hottest new toys from "star wars," "the force awakens," about to be unboxed right now. >> it is a big day, a lot of cute jedi warriors here. we will have what will be two of the most popular toys right here and this stormtrooper has been guarding them all morning. exciting is building but first let's see more of the newest "star wars" toys. >> guy, this is it. the first one is happening. >> reporter: a force began to awaken starting in sydney, australia, last night. >> you could build any kind of shape and size. >> reporter: the first ever live global toy unboxing event. >> one, two, three. >> reporter: one after the next new toys from "star wars: the force awakens" literally unboxed in different cities around the globe. >> just like my little r2 when i was a kid.
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>> reporter: all streaming live online. [ speaking a foreign language ] >> reporter: in seoul, south carolina, it was this new lego x wing fighter like the one oscar isaac's character flies in the movie. and in paris, it was the triple lightsaber. the celebration now landing in times square where this planet's biggest toy testing sensation -- >> i'll test it in real life. >> reporter: -- wants in on the action, evan from evan tube is here to give us his take on two more toys from a galaxy far, far away. >> here he is right now, here is evan from evantube hd. you see all these lightsabers. we got them here fast from paris. now we'll unbox some of the newest disney store toys that are coming up right now. what do you think about this? excited.
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>> yeah, i'm really excited. >> let's not wait a second longer. for the first one right now. >> oh, wow. >> whoa. >> you can hear the oohs and aahs. and this is the new lego "star wars" millennium falcon, one of the most beloved parts of "star wars" coming back in "the force awakens." has six figures, 1300 pieces, evan, the biggest of all the lego "star wars" set and unboxing is just kind of unboxing the particular item and giving us some color commentary on it. what do you think? >> i like it because you it can open up and a lot of details and comes with a lot of figures you can play with too. >> and the whole world just watched you do that. this is being broadcast all around the world right now. this unboxing right here on abc. what do you have over there. >> first of all, kid, what do you guys think about it? [ cheers and applause ]
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next up, one of the most highly anticipated "star wars" toys. drum roll, please. [ drum roll ] >> three, two, one. oh, i have to do that. that's right. here we go. >> this is the bb bchltb >> this is the bb bchltbb8. it's an app enabled droid. >> oh, my goodness. showing it off right now. >> you're actually controlling that with your phone. >> with an app. >> what do you think about it. >> it's pretty cool. >> it takes some practice, though, huh. >> yeah, you have to get used to it. >> we're not going to let it roll off the table. >> no, we'll go right here. >> yes. >> what do you think, kids? [ cheers and applause ] >> here, let's move thely millennium falcon so we can get a better angle. >> there you go. >> hard to get used to it. you seem to be doing this with ease, evan. >> evan has the hang of it. >> i don't think we could do that.
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>> there's no way. >> when i tried the drone i think you remember that day. two toys unveiled. there are even more toys unboxed. watch it happen live on our special livestream by going to goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! plus, you can see a special unboxing on "jimmy kimmel live" tonight. >> that should be entertaining. all these great toys go on sale tonight at midnight. kids, you will all be in bed. at disney stores and retailers across the country. >> way to go, evan. >> really good. can you make it spin. lots of excitement. now we take you behind-the-scenes with the worldwide cult phenomenon "impractical jokers." high school pals still having fun together heading into their 100th tv show with their wackiest stunt yet. abc's rebecca jarvis has their story. >> welcome to the bathroom of horrors. >> reporter: four lifelong friends.
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>> the judge of the talent show. >> to be more precise it's a children's talent show. >> reporter: doing whatever it takes to embarrass each other. >> that was goo. not great. >> that was -- that was good, not great. >> reporter: it's a hit show on trutv called "impractical jokers." and if one refuses a challenge -- >> hey, cool, guy, why don't you take those shades off? >> that's not happening. >> reporter: be prepared for punishment. >> geronimo! >> reporter: how did you come up with this idea. >> we were pranking each other and doing it all our lives so wanted to put that forward and put that for america to see. >> reporter: the show has a cult following with millions of fans across the world. we caught up with three of the stars before their craziest stunt yet. tonight on live tv walking across a tightrope 60 feet high to celebrate their 100th show. >> we wanted to do something
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together and big and then we add the charity angle so be killing ourselves for a good reason. >> reporter: we got a sneak peek into their practice. >> how about that at 60 feet. >> reporter: clearly taking this seriously. what do you have underneath. >> we just ordered a net off ebay. we hope it gets here on time. amazon prime. >> reporter: you'll know whether or not it got here or not. >> reporter: these high school friends living their dream. what's your number one piece of advice. >> don't give up. we've been doing this for years except if you're not funny, give up, stop. >> reporter: for "good morning america," rebecca jarvis, abc news. >> the 100th episode of "impractical jokers" airs tonight on trutv. outside to ginger with her "ask zee." >> we have two adorable michigan cousins that have a great question on "ask zee."
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>> all that weather brought to you by ensure active. all right, amy. we're getting ready to play. i'm just tossing them in there. >> way to go, ginger. huge "deals & steals" for your kitchen and dining room. up to 65% off. and there's our great tennis court from voya. former pro james blake here live this morning with some pro tips. we'll hit the court.
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you know what thursday mean, "deals & steals" time. tory johnson with big bargains for your home today. >> yes, fun, right? in the kitchen, let's go. spin it around. perfect. so first up from emeril a set of six colored knives. sort of does every single thing you need for chopping and planning in the kitchen and comes with all the sheaths for protective to be able to stick into the drawer. an amazing deal on these. like really great handles. too bad we can't like feel that but it's like really just great handles. anyway, normally $40, this set is slashed by 63%, $15. >> and people like color -- >> they like it to avoid cross contamination. purple one when cutting meats, whatever plan you decide. a lot of times when you got a lot of tough going on people love it for that reason. >> what do we have here. >> really fun. grab one, california there. so this company is called a heirloom based in brooklyn and
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hand cut these cutting boards based on states. every single state, mini state cutting boards. i love them made with renewable bamboo. >> they feel great. >> so great to use in the kitchen or serving cheese when entertaining. think ahead for holiday gifts. a great price. normally $38 slashed in half, 19 bucks. >> really great deal, okay. okay, another great one so this is from -- this company called suasni. 100% cotton, four place mats and a runner. 20 different patterns, big assortment so no matter what your sort of color scheme is in your home or kitchen you've got a lot to choose from. you could reverse it like that if you'd like. any way you want, machine washable as well which is also great. really good deal. normally $80. >> make fun of me. >> that's okay. slashed to $28 so 65% discount on these. that's okay. eddie can do that from over there, right? easy for him. easy for him.
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i love this company hampton forge. 20 pieces so it's a five-piece place setting or no matter how you use -- i don't know who sets five place settings anymore but a lot do so when you want to have people over otherwise it serves a lot more if everybody is getting one fork and one knife you can have more than just that four people you're taking care of stainless steel, dishwasher safe, a really great deal, four different sets to choose from, normally 30 to $50 slashed by 57%, so $1 to $20. >> not bad. this is handy. >> this is fun. last but not least from hamilton beech, the breakfast burrito maker. timer so you won't burn anything. what's great is you can make an omelet, burrito, crepes, anything and super easy to clean. different plates depending on what you're making. >> not easy to put back together. >> it's backwards. i know you'd do great in a kitchen.
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normally $45 slashed in half, $22.50, can't beat that. >> a lot of great deals. thanks to all these companies. head to goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! to get the codes and links for these bargains and coming up, a real-life tennis superhero, the young player overcoming so much to get back on the courts. everyone getting ready. built by voya right here in times square.
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i mean, it is a perfect day at the office when you can be in times square playing tennis. back now with a story, all right, james, james blake knows i can't stop. one sec. so u.s. open time and this is a story of a remarkable and inspiring young tennis player named victoria duvall. check it out. >> she's done it. >> reporter: when 17-year-old vicki duval beat have man though stows you are at the u.s. open two years ago.
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>> welcome to the big time. >> reporter: it seemed like the perfect beginning of a fairy tale career. >> i don't take anything for granted. you never know what can happen any day. >> reporter: little did tennis' cinderella know how prophetic her words would be. less than a year after that. >> i had a lump about this big right here. >> reporter: duval was diagnosed with hodgkin's lymphoma the day before wimbledon but still won her first match but by the second match. >> i cried the whole entire match. i thought i was going to die. to me cancer meant death. >> a little bit overwhelmed. >> reporter: the rising star of the women's tennis association left the court behind for chemo. >> that was definitely the lowest point of my life. >> reporter: duval got through the worst of it by remeeting her mantra, i'm not sick, i'm not sick until her nausea subsided. that and support from fellow competitors helped her stay positive. >> reporter: today the teen sensation is cancer-free and spends every minute living life
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look at that >> seems like nothing can really get me down no matter what. >> reporter: after a punishing 14 months duval is thriving and back in the game. at the u.s. open. >> this is what i work for. it just fees so good to be back. >> an amazing story and joining us is former tennis pro james blake who at the height of his career was ranked number four in the world then i know this story relate to. you too had to overcome a lot of serious obstacles. you broke your neck in 2004, i believe. >> yeah. >> your dad passed away that same year and yet you came back in 2005 and got quite an award. the comeback player of the year award. >> yeah, yeah, so that was -- tough to go through at the time but back on tour and so welcomed back by the guys and vicki is an inspirational story and part of the reason why i do so much with my james blake foundation, hear more stories like vicki and have more stories and great to see
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her back and hope she does well and continues her rise back to success. >> and we'll all be rooting for vicki playing today as -- and serena just advanced. >> yeah. >> i know you're a good friend of hers. >> yeah. >> this is big for her. could be a major event if she does win the u.s. open it'll be the slam. >> yeah, i think it's great for her. i hi she's almost been underappreciated. she sets the bar so high, so great for so long and this is letting people know just how great she is. probably the best of all time in my opinion and hopefully there will be great kind of cap the year for her. >> i want to talk to you again. you mentioned your foundation, about to run the marathon and you do raise money in honor of your dad who passed from gastric cancer. >> yes, i'm running the marathon this year which i have never run more than five miles in my life so i'm sort of excited. sort of in pain to do that for the james blake foundation, saw caroline wozniacki run it last year and said hopefully i can do that too and raise a lot of money for a good cause. >> how do people get involved.
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>> search for james blake and anybody who donates $10 or more get into a drawing for a free lesson with me. i'll do it wherever in the country. >> i'm in. i'll take a lesson. >> $10 and you can win a lesson with me. you'll get a free lesson here today. >> i want to call in my girls. amy robach, james holmes, sara haines on centre court thanks to voya. >> everybody looks the part. >> so, these guys don't play but what advice do you have for them if they want to pick up that racket and try something new. >> first easy, just watch the ball, keep your eye on the ball. sit and lift, go through it and --sters. >> sit and lift. >> so like this. >> let's do it. you guys ready? want to give this back to you. >> i don't know how we'll do this. >> i don't want to go up item. >> james, i'll be up here, i'll be keeping score. >> okay.
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go, sara. >> that counts. that counts. in. we got another one. >> you got it, amy. >> yay, amy. >> i love it, show. >> anticipate, you look so pretty. >> yeah, you look great. you look great. >> oh. >> lara is actually good. >> there you go. you got it. look at this, improvement already. >> let's go. >> lara spencer looking strong. >> oh! >> oh. >> don't hurt the spectators. i got it. there you go. >> this is last point according to our -- >> yeah. >> first piece of advice, watch the ball. >> watch the ball. >> guess what, everybody, this is the last point. >> she's taking mine. >> she's got it. >> congratulations. >> thank you very much. >> great time. >> thank you so much to james blake. thank you to my partner, sara, amy, best dressed award. thank you, james blake ang thank
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[ cheers and applause ] we have two u.s. open tickets to give away. let's see who the lucky winner. >> number 15. number 15. >> who is 15? >> we have a winner. [ cheers and applause ] we have a winner! >> happy thursday, everyone. congratulations. >> you're going to the open. >> she's so excited. >> she's thrilled on the inside. good morning. 8:56 thursday, september 3rd. we are following breaking news in brooklyn. crews are on the scene of a fire putting out hot spots
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after flames ripped through two homes. the fire is considered suspicious. five people are hurt and expected to be okay. flames broke out before 5:00 this morning on glenwood road. newark's 35,000 public school students head back to class this morning. the teachers will have extra cash on hand. the $7,000 donation will provide teachers money for extra school supplies. it comes from mark zuckerberg's 100 million-dollar donation. we will go to the mass transit chart and tell you we have a couple of trains that are delayed on the port jefferson branch. only two left at 7:30. they will get into penn station late. the harlem line with 5 to 10- minute delays. a disabled train on the metro north line. new jersey transit doing okay. no major problems. b.q.e. northbound-eastbound into the l.i.e. an accident there. we have this construction on the staten island expressway west getting into bradley avenue. street cleaning rules are in
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effect today. ken, over to you. >> meteorologist amy freeze with the accuweather forecast. >> ken, the temperatures are up to 78 degrees. it's muggy outside. the heat index reading above 80 degrees. it's not even 9:00 in the morning for parts of central new jersey where it's expected to get hot. visibility improved across the board. we are not worried about that. haze around into the afternoon. enough sunshine to push the numbers to 93. a spotty storm to the north. then relief tomorrow with temperatures in the low 80s ken? >> thank you so much. that is the news for now.
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