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good morning, america. breaking news as we come on the air. a massive explosion rocks an entire apartment complex. >> it appears there was some type of explosion. the debris is entire road. >> residents climbing out window, dropping children to safety as hundreds of firefighters battle the three-alarm blaze. at least 25 people rushed to the right now. a s.w.a.t. team takes down a suicide bomber near the u.s. border. the isis supporter planning to attack a major city. a dramatic confrontation overnight. >> hillary clinton doubles down accusing donald trump of inciting violence against her and the moment this man scales trump tower looking for a meeting with the republican nominee. big wins for the golden girls of team usa. >> she's a full second ahead.
victory as michael phelps and ryan lochte go head-to-head with a photo finish now heading for the finals and carmelo anthony setting a u.s. olympic scoring record as they edge out australia in a nail-biter. we're live in rio for all the action. >> good morning, america. usa, usa. team usa to yet another gold medal in the pool. >> and look at her teammates, reach out, grab her hand at the end. another gold for team usa. big day ahead. amy's tracking all the excitement in rio. >> it is so exciting here, guys. team usa dominating in the water and on the bike. finishing strong, celebrating there with her 5-year-old son and we have her amazing story
first that breaking news, a massive fire in maryland taking down an apartment complex. firefighters rushing to save survivors. more than two dozen people taken to the hospital. abc's gloria rivera is on the scene in silver spring, maryland. good morning, gloria. >> reporter: good morning, robin. the scene here is utter destruction. officials say they still don't know what caused the fire and explosion but you can see crews are still on the scene working overnight, a massive fire engulfing this maryland apartment building. at least 25 people rushed to the hospital as firefighters race to put out the blaze. an eyewitness took this video of what the massive flames looked like just a few feet away. >> county police on scene advising people trapped on 7th and 3rd floor. >> we got a report of people trapped on the 4th floor. >> reporter: watch as two residents escape the smoke filled top floor climbing out on
residents forced to jump from upper story balconies. children dropped by their parents from windows. five to seven people still un-koltunovaed for as nearly 200 rescue workers responded to the inferno. witnesses reported hearing a loud boom. nearby homes shook as debris like this door scattered across the street. >> it appears there was some sort of explosion. >> all i heard was a big boom and it sounded like an earthquake. >> really bad to s >> reporter: first responders setting up a makeshift triage station on site. people seen dazed. bandaged as the fire rages. the fire chief saying that before emergency crews got on the scene there were multiple civilian rescues. neighbors saving neighbors, search and rescue teams will stay on the site until everyone from those 28 apartments is accounted for. george. >> okay, gloria, thanks very much. we move on to breaking news from the border.
suicide bomb plot in canada where police killed the suspect. martha raddatz has all the latest. good morning, martha. >> reporter: good morning, george. canadian authorities believed the planned suicide attack on a major city in canada was imminent. s.w.a.t. teams and the bomb squad swarmed a residence about an hour north of the u.s. border where 23-year-old aaron driver was hiding out eventually killing him in a hail of bullets. canadian television says driver planned t to carry out the suicide mission in a public area with the goal, george, of creating mass casualties. >> and, martha, he had been on their radar. >> reporter: he had. he was known as an isis sympathizer who posted on social media. although there is no evidence yet that he was directed by the terror group. but he had been previously arrested. police say he once published instructions for aspiring jihadists to reach syria and
enemies. >> thank goodness they stopped him. thanks very much. >> thank goodness, indeed. to donald trump not backing down on those second amendment comments seen by some as a threat against hillary clinton. his rival now reacting and abc's cecilia vega has the latest from the clinton campaign trail in des moines, iowa. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: robin, good morning to you. this is not going away for donald trump. he says those second amendment comments were designed to unite second amendment supporters but hillary clinton speaking out about them for the first time is inciting violence. overnight the republican nominee doubling down on those controversial comments about clinton and second amendment supporters. from florida -- >> we need our second amendment -- >> reporter: to virginia. >> we have to protect our second amendment which is under siege. >> reporter: but clinton telling supporters her opponent is inciting violence. >> we witnessed the latest in a
line. >> reporter: but trump continued his attack on clinton and president obama with a new accusation. >> isis is honoring president obama. he is the founder. he founded isis. and i would say the co-founder would be crooked hillary clinton. >> reporter: this morning, a new batch of just released state department e-mails raising fresh were exchanged for donations to the clinton foundation. trump is pouncing. >> pay tore play. called pay -- you're not allowed to do it. it's illegal. >> reporter: while clinton's campaign says hillary clinton never took action as secretary of state because of donations to the clinton foundation. and we've also just learned hillary clinton is expected to release her 2015 tax returns. that could come as soon as tomorrow. ten years' worth for her new
move to put pressure on donald trump to release him. >> trying to smoke him out. let's bring in matthew dowd for more. this was supposed to be the economy week. donald trump had his speech on monday. hillary clinton today speaking on the economy but, of course, it's being dominated by other things. first off on donald trump, is he digging himself into a hole with these second amendment comments or are we overblowing it? >> i think probably both. he's digging himself in the hole way that's exacerbated it. any reading of it he didn't actually threaten hillary clinton but it was a stupid remark that hurts him in the long run. this is the problem with donald trump. he can't stay disciplined long enough on one topic in order to break through and get the numbers back with hillary clinton. >> meantime, you got more e-mails coming out on hillary clinton and a report in "the new york times" up to 100 democratic party officials have been hacked so likely more releases to come over the next few months.
information really hurt? >> george, you know, every time we watch the campaign it looks like a marvel comic movie as if russian hackers, a guy climbing the building, villains in the course of this race, i think this is embarrassing, but the question is, when they come out whether it's really, really harming her in the course of this. we saw that the e-mails released in the course of the democratic convention took down the chairwoman of the party. this is problematic because it feeds a story the country don't feel they can trust her. >> at the same time she's expanding the electoral map right now. democratic officials talking about moving into states like georgia which democrats haven't won since 1992 and north carolina which president obama lost in 2012. >> well, the great thing about this, george, is that actually looks for the first time in a long time we'll have a national race because the map is so big for hillary clinton now and the map has become much smaller for donald trump. it's no longer eight target states in the course of this.
since the '80s in the course of this so maybe the majority of the country will be part of the conversation. >> you're saying still keep an eye on those third party candidate, third and fourth party candidates. gary johnson and jill stein. >> yeah, george, this is like a race -- an olympic race in the swimming pool. when all the splashes is going on in the middle of the pool look for the people on the outside lanes that can get through it without the wake. gary johnson could gain momentum and if he presidential debate, the first presidential debate there is no telling what could happen in this race. >> that could make a big difference. he has to gain points to get there, 15% threshold. matt dowd. thanks very much. we turn to that attempt to scale trump tower in manhattan using suction cups to make his way up 21 floors before emergency responders pulled him inside. abc's gio benitez is outside trump tower and has the latest. good morning to you. >> reporter: robin, good morning to you. it was a tense and dramatic
man hang off of this building and now we're told this morning all he wanted to do was meet donald trump. this morning, a real-life spider-man in police custody after scaling new york's trump tower wednesday afternoon. now he's undergoing a psych evaluation. watch as the self-professed trump supporter from virginia ascends to the building's 21st floor using industrial grade suction cups. the stunt lasting three hours. >> he was probably looking at the wall. this type of climbing is well known to be incredibly slow. >> slow enough for authorities to cut through several glass windows then grabbing the daredevil, pulling him to safety. >> i reached out, i took hold of his hand and i said, sir, you need to come with me. >> reporter: hundreds of bystanders and pedestrians on the ground captivated. even from inside witnesses shocked. >> oh, my goodness.
who released this video manifesto tuesday was heading up to the 56th floor home to, you guessed it donald j. trump. >> i'm an independent researchers seeking a private audience with you to discuss an important matter. >> reporter: and while donald trump has only responded on twitter to thank those courageous police officers, it seems he can count on the stuntman's vote. >> be sure to get out and vote for mr. trump in the 2016 that man is getting his psychological evaluation and once that's all over he will be arrested and charged most likely with reckless endangerment and trespassing. robin and george. >> all right, gio, thank you. gridlock when that was happening. >> all kind of strike scenes happening in this campaign and we move on to the olympics. more gold. katie ledecky leads them to victory as michael phelps and
referrefer -- epic rivalry. >> nail-biting races and team usa stars giving their all as they go for gold. >> for katie ledecky of the united states. as expected, the u.s. women win gold in the 4x2. >> reporter: call them the golan girl, katie led leading her team to victory in the women's 4x200 freestyle relay in a neck and neck race. watch as ledecky pulls ahead of australia in the final leg. >> winning a >> reporter: the u.s. women now winning this event five of the last six olympics. >> looking pretty smooth again. >> reporter: and swimming superstars michael phelps and ryan lochte going head-to-head in the 200 individual medley semifinals. phelps placing first with lochte behind him coming in a close second. both will swim in the finals tonight. phelps hunting for his 22nd gold
in the 100-meter freestyle. >> and nathan adrian gets the bronze. >> reporter: josh prenot taking silver and a surprising win for the u.s. diving team. >> that was beautiful. >> reporter: sam dornin and michael hixson somersaulting into silver in the men's synchronized springboard, the highest american finish in this event. a disappointing night for the u.s. men's gymnastics team. >> oh. 14th. japan taking gold. and gold medalist kristin armstrong pedaling to her second gold in cycling. watch as the 42-year-old collapses to the ground after crossing the finish line shedding tears of joy. her 5-year-old son leaping into her arms. >> for him to experience this, i think that is an experience that every mom would love to bring their child. >> reporter: here armstrong shows off her new gold medal
why are you crying. you won. she said, that's what we do. we cry when we're happy. she is a 43-year-old woman today. happy birthday to her. two reasons to celebrate big today, george and robin. >> what else are you looking forward to today? >> i got a lot to look forward to but mostly i'm so excited about the u.s. women's gymnastics. simone biles and aly raisman take on the world in the individual all-around so i will be there to phelps and lochte will go head-to-head in the highly anticipated 200-meter im finals. a lot to watch. >> jesse has his eye on that matchup as well and the medal count overnight. >> that's right. as of right now team usa leading in gold medals and overall medal count, china is second place, japan, russia, australia round out the top five. my florida gators.
that's more than 196 different countries. they have a chance for a sixth medal tonight with ryan lochte swimming and another florida gator, conor dwyer who is going to be live on the show with us coming up in just a little bit, robin. >> i know you're proud. thank you. someone that both of us knew very well now to the life and legacy of legendary sports reporter and host john saunders. so many remembering the longtime espn anchor and member of the abc family who massed away wednesday at the age of 61. >> and here are today's sports reporters. >> reporter: john saunders, the legendary and versatile espn sportscaster hosted and provided play-by-play coverage for nearly three decades. simply put, he was the real deal. >> congratulations to the national champion texas longhorns. >> reporter: i'll always remember my dear friend for his warmth, his distinctive baritone voice and his hearty laughs.
>> reporter: for the past 15 years john hosted "the sports reporters" a sunday morning roundtable discussion with his insightful commentary, his calm, cool and collected demeanor, john tackled issues of the day. >> one of the most ridiculous things i've heard is someone questioning the leadership of an african-american athlete by saying he isn't black enough. black enough for who? there was another african-american some labeled not black enough, now they call him mr. president. >> reporter: among his roles at espn he covered college basketball with the late jim valvano. their partnership on air blossoming into a friendship and when jimmy v. passed away, john became a founding member and served on the board of directors for the v foundation for cancer research championing the cause as his own. oh, he was a proud canadian. he never hid his love for hockey but it was his family that he loved most. his wife want do and daughters aaliyah and jenna.
significant loss. >> i have some shocking and sad news to report to you. >> reporter: espn president john skipper saying he was one of the most significant and influential members of the espn family, as a colleague and a mentor, he will be sorely missed but most certainly not forgotten. not at all. so much to his legacy and many in the espn family were reaching out to each other before the news broke. i gave you a call, jesse. producers there, something so special about him. >> yeah, you know, the world lost a great human being and a great father and a great colleague, but even a better friend. he was so good at tv. i was always in awe of him that way working with him. he made me better at my job. i was lucky to work with him but more than that he made me love this profession so much more because i spent all my time with john laughing and smiler. >> a real mentor.
primetime" which really put me on the map is because of john. he stepped down to do baseball and he was the one that shoved me in the boss' office and said ask for that job. he was great but, you know, as great as he was an even better human being and i'm a better person as a broadcaster. that he was, yep. >> he's going to be missed. >> he will be. let's move on to rob. what do you got? >> as a viewer he was just a joy to watch. no doubt bit. espn home state of connecticut
coming up here on "gma" murder mystery in d.c., a democratic national committee member killed on the street. now wikileaks offering a big reward fueling conspiracy theories this morning. ed sheeran is it under fire again. did he steal one of his hit songs? we'll tell you about it on "gma" ? maybe just a touch of a ? it's a tangle of multiple symptoms. ? trintellix (vortioxetine) is a prescription medicine for depression. trintellix may start to untangle or help improve the multiple symptoms of depression. for me, trintellix made a difference. tell your healthcare professional right away if your depression worsens, or you have unusual changes in mood, behavior or thoughts of suicide. antidepressants can increase these in children, teens, and young adults.
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you're looking live at that apartment complex in maryland. burned to the ground overnight. massive three-alarm fire. at least 25 people raced to the hospital. firefighters battling the blaze searching for survivors right now. we're tracking all the latest. also right now a man in custody after attempting to scale the trump tower in manhattan making it floor before authorities could pull him inside. he is now said to undergo a psychological evaluation. a delta ceo is speaking out about that massive systems crash that stranded thousands of travelers all across the country telling our station in atlanta that a fire caused the computer crash calling it one of the worst case scenarios. >> it sure was. then also the u.s. athletes are going for the gold at the olympics. conor dwyer part of the men's gold medal-winning relay team
water, he also won out of the water. joining us live and telling us about how he came to michael phelps' rescue. we'll get to that. >> that is coming up. first the murder mystery surround a democratic national committee staffer, julian assange is offering a big reward for the information fueling political conspiracy theories and linzie janis is here with the story. >> reporter: police are still trying to solve the mysterious and wikileaks founder julian assange is implying that he was the victim of a politically motivated assassination. this morning a new interview with wikileaks founder julian assange is reigniting conspiracy theories about the death of democratic national committee staffer seth rich. >> significant efforts to get us material and often very significant risks.
murdered. >> reporter: although assange would not say whether rich was a wikileaks source the organization is now offering a $20,000 reward. >> was he one of your sources then, i mean? >> we don't comment on who our sources are. >> reporter: it was an an unpromised discussion of the 27-year-old voter outreach coordinator who was violently attacked july 10th near his washington, d.c. home while chatting on the phone with his girlfriend. his body was found badly beaten with multiple gunshot described by investigators as a robbery gone wrong. while d.c. police tell abc news there is no indication that seth rich's death is connected to his employment at the dnc, conspiracy theorists suggest rich may be connected to the tranche of e-mails leaked by assange's group just before the democratic convention. rich's parents say they welcome the reward and any help catching his killer but are strongly denying any connection between their son's brutal murder and
attempting to politicize this horrible tragedy and in their attempts to do so are actually causing more harm than good. the family says they're in constant contact with authorities and believe that the investigation is being handled professionally and with the seriousness that it requires. george. >> linzie, thanks. let's talk to dan abrams. the family not happy with assange. how about the police? >> my guess is they're not that thrilled either. look, when you add a reward, right, you increase the chances you help get some about it, that's all the good stuff. the bad stuff is that when you get a high-profile investigation like this, you tend to get whack-a-doodle theories and add in the conspiracy theorists and police will sort through all sorts of irrelevant leads detracting from their time focusing on the real issues. >> clearly fueling that -- >> there's no question assange is making this about wikileaks,
20,000 -- remember, the police are offering $25,000 anyway, right? he's adding $20,000. it just feels like he's trying to inject wikileaks into the discussion. as opposed to truly trying to solve this case, which is, of course, the goal the police and at family. >> no evidence tieing this to any conspiracy -- >> you can understand why people would have questions, right. seems like a robbery but nothing is stolen. you can understand why people are asking questions but that's very different from jumping to the conclusion which can, aha, this must have been a politically motivated hit. so, look, it may end up that wikileaks ends up paying $20,000 to someone who provides information on in that had nothing to do with politics. >> and there were other crimes like this in the area.
>> dan abrams, thanks very much. another case we're keeping our eye on that deadly shooting in a north carolina neighborhood. the victim's mother is speaking out raising questions about the killer's motivation and her son was shot -- after her son was shot while leaving a house party and abc's mara schiavocampo is here with all the details. good morning, mara. >> reporter: kouren-rodney thomas was fatally shot while leaving a house party in raleigh early sunday, just moments after police say 39-year-old chad copley fired garage killing thomas as he walked by and just moments after police say copley called 911. >> we've got a bunch of hoodlums out here racing. i am locked and loaded and i'm going outside to secure my neighborhood. >> reporter: thomas' mother speaking out about her son's death this morning. >> they don't call a group of white boys hoodlums. my kids are not hoodlums. >> reporter: simone
the shooting. >> no child, black or white, should have to be struck down before they even have a life. >> reporter: officials say they dts not find any weapons on thomas despite what the caller told 911. >> there's freakin' black males outside our freakin' house with firearms. please send pd. >> reporter: now he is charged with murder. thomas' mother calling for has to end. >> reporter: for "good morning america," mara schiavocampo, abc news, new york. >> so sad. >> yeah, thanks to mara for that. coming up on our big board, ed sheeran sued again accused of stealing this song. ? so you could never -- >> i like this song. and a family says they were stalkered by someone called the watcher. a new twist in that case.
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time now for our big board. our time of insiders standing by, today's top story, sunny is here. we'll talk to her in a moment. got a couple of things we can talk to you about. but there is more legal trouble right now for ed sheeran now facing another lawsuit for his music. the singer/songwriter accused of plagiarizing the heart, the heart get it on." yeah, for his own grammy award winning song. so "rolling stone" contributor joe levy is going to join us and talk about this. first of all, let's play both songs. let's hear from ed sheeran's song. ? hoping that you'll understand ? >> okay, okay. now, let's hear marvin gaye's
>> i don't hear it. >> they're both very good. i'm partial to marvin gaye so what's at issue here? is it really something here, joe? >> is there something here? well, if i was the plaintiff in this case, i would be playing the video circulating on the internet of ed sheeran performing "thinking out loud" and then singing a little bit of "let's get it on" at the end. there's a similarity between these two songs, the question is, is there enough of a similarity to prove it in a court of law? the plaintiffs will call their experts. the defendants their experts, sometimes juries, if it even gets to a jury look at sheet music. sometimes they hear the recordings. these cases can be hard to prove. >> but gaye's family won a similar case in the past and this is the second time ed sheeran has been accused of
copied by the x factor winner's amazing song. what does it mean for ed's bottom line? you. > know, ed stheern is taking a little time off from music for awhile and may find out after these lawsuits he needs a vacation from his vacation but his bottom line could be impacted and might have to share songwriting credit if it's settled out of court or make a payment but if he comes back with great new songs and writes them all on his own, just fine in all will be forgiven. can the "photograph" play in this case. >> they can say he has a pattern and practice and likes to take other people's music. i love both songs. i don't hear it. >> i didn't hear it either. >> i don't hear it but i didn't hear it with "blurred lines" robin thicke and pharrell -- >> come on. >> i didn't hear it. >> and they won $7.4 million.
we'll move on to a new twist in the watcher trial. it's about a family who bought their dream home then started getting threatening letters from someone called the watcher. one read why are you here? i will find out. another said i asked the woods to bring me young blood and this is a complicated case. suing the previous owners saying they knew about the stalker but didn't say anything. who has the better case? >> a little bl the new homeowners are saying the previous homeowners knew it. they said they got one letter but it wasn't very disturbing if you believe that and the new homeowners got this letter that said my graf watched the house in '20s. my father watched in the '60s. it is now my time and i'm waiting for the second coming. so it's possible that the prior homeowners knew about it and admit receiving that letter but i still think that the old homeowners still have the better
you have to ask the questions, you have to google the home. you have to do the groundwork. >> i was going to ask legally when you're buying a home what should you do? >> it depends on the state. in new jersey you have that buyer beware but some states say, huh-uh, not so fast. if you're selling a home you have to disclose material defects that may affect the purchase of a home like if there is a home stalker or a haunting or murders in the home, you have to disclose it so really if you're buying a home find your neighborhood lawyer and ask all the questions. >> that is so creepy. sunny, thank you. twofer today. love it. now to news about a huge hollywood reboot. "ocean's eleven" being redone as "ocean's eight" with an all female cast reports that anne hathaway, rihanna and so many others are joining sandra bullock. already a part of it. let's bring in our good friend, mr. hackett. there you are, mr. hackett. let's talk about this.
reboot with "ghostbusters." you know, flipping the script a little bit. what's going on in hollywood. >> look, i think it's interesting that this is already gotten a huge amount of attention people saying in tweets it's "ocean's eight" for women because it only took eight women to do what it took 11 guys to do. hollywood is in the business of making money so take stars like channing tatum and put him in "splash." you take successful films and current successful stars and hope you get at least one movie or maybe you get a a female cast to "ocean's eleven" or eight or nine or ten. that's their job. >> a lot of discussion about sexism. does that combat that? >> i think it does on some level. listen, also, remember, the "ghostbusters" picture is looking to lose $75 million. it was not as successful as people thought. at the end of the day despite all the attention they'll get when making the movie, is it good and do people want to see
on a bad movie from the 1960s. there was no skin in that game. there was no -- the bar was very low. now, of course, it's much, much higher talking about it a year before it comes out. >> is there a particular movie you'd like to see flip the switch like this. >> one of my favorite movies was "the great escape" with james garner and steve mckean. seeing that with women trying to escape from a world war ii prison, i'd watch. >> and you get a producing credit. >> me? i think it's time we get a lewis's "senderfella." >> i'm looking forward to the merman. how to eat like a champion. the real number of calories it takes to compete in the olympics if you're ryan lochte or katie ledecky. o live with the uncertainties of hep c. or wonder whether i should seek treatment.
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diets vary from 2,000 to 8,000 calories a day. and abc's matt gutman has their recipe to success in rio. good morning, matt. >> good morning, lara, i love that little food pun. there's plenty more where that came from. like the olympians themself, their diets vary enormously. it's not all sprouts and kale and i hear the mcdonald's at the olympics is getting a lot of olympians have to keep their energy up. the average american man eats around 2,000 calories a day. the typical nfl player around 4,000. but swimmers like ryan lochte take the cake. pretty much doubling that caloric consumption. lochte gobbles down around 8,000 calories per day. the world's fastest man, usain bolt chows down on chicken nuggets and wings before he hits the track.
do you eat what you want? >> who doesn't love pasta. >> the high-flying gym what ises follow a strict diet eating just 2,000 calories a day and while simone biles has a favorite splurge. >> after every meet i have pizza but right before i go to the arena i usually have a banana and a protein bar. >> check out what aly raisman calls a gymnast birthday cake. a hunk of salmon with a pile of beach volley bar superstar kerri walsh jennings has almond butter and honey sandwiches. as for swimming superstar katie ledecky, her comfort food -- >> i eat whatever my mom makes me. now, because it's so hard being a reporter, we consume a lot of calories doing all this type of typing with our thumb, it's really a tough josh being at the rio olympics i've assigned chef
feast including fish with this yam puree, a very dense pumpkin dish here and, of course, dessert with cornbread and some ice cream. that's good stuff. >> it looks good and really healthy, matt. and we're going to talk more about this with gold medalist dominique dawes. who knows a little bit about this, i would say. so dominique, let me ask you what would be your go-to meal before a competition? before a competition i want angel hair pasta, grilled chicken, veggies similar to the male gymnasts but i always loved drinking vinegar, apple cider vinegar. it sounds odd. >> i love that on a salad but why would you want to drink it. >> i grew up on soul food and loved to eat chitlins and i started loving drinking vinegar and have always continued it. >> it's worked for you. >> we'll have you back and talk more about the rio games in our next hour.
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water but cannot be a bathroom. the mandatory law does not interfere with the right to breastfeed in public. heather? >> reporter: big mess on the staten island expressway eastbound near highland boulevard. overturned oil truck, only the shoulder is getting by. so basically all lanes are closed down except for that shoulder. your all the not would be clove road to highland boulevard. we have the l, mechanical problems at broadway junction, expect service changes and delays as a result. at the tolls if the judge but it is only 5, 30 at the lincoln, 25 at the holland. street cleaning rules in effect. meteorologist bill evans now with your hot accu-weather forecast. >> reporter: and humid too. very humid, very hazy. we can see down to the verrazano narrows bridge. 83 already, ridgewood, stone, queens and over toward bayside. 79 around bridgeport.
? i got the eye of the tiger ? good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. unstoppable at the olympics. nathan adrian and katie ledecky bringing the heat as team usa's families cheer them on. their special message for their children and gold medalist conor dwyer joins us live. a health to home. lara tells us how she's preparing for major surgery on her hip. >> it sounds like an old person's problem and i couldn't believe it. >> hip replacements on the rise and lara takes us inside her journey. it's thursday. that means time for "deals & steals." tory johnson here with big brands at over 50% off. you don't want to miss these super savings. ? welcome to my house ? and slam dunk.
taking amy behind the scenes. how they let loose. ? and i need you ? ? and i miss you ? >> reporter: and show their team spirit as we say -- >> this is kyrie irving of the cleveland cavaliers and this is kevin durant. good morning, america. ? all that music. you know we're going back to rio. happy friday eve. good to also the olympic team usa racking up those gold and scoring big on the court. >> and amy went behind the scenes with them. there she is. having a lot of fun. we'll get to that in a bit and a lot going on in times square here. >> gold medalist dominique dawes and mckayla maroney with us again. they're having a blast. why do you ask? they're warming up for the "gma"
>> what a plunge. >> i mean, look at sara haines so, anyway, it's our synchronized swimming competition. we don't have a pool but we'll get it down. >> the morning rundown if paula. >> good morning. we begin outside washington, d.c. where an explosion and fire have collapsed this apartment complex in silver spring, maryland. people including children had to jump from windows to escape. crews are combing through the rubble looking for some people who were unaccounted for this morning. 30 injured. the under investigation but one resident claims that he smelled gas in recent days. and investigators in california now say that faulty wiring and a hot tub started one of the most destructive fires in the state's history. the so-called valley fire north of san francisco last year destroyed 1300 homes and left four people dead. and overseas this could be a significant defeat for isis. american backed fighters say they have recaptured the final
city of sirt. fighting intensified recently with the u.s. launching air strikes. in politics donald trump is linking president obama directly to isis charging him with being the founder of the terror group. during a rally in florida he used the president's full name, barack hussein obama to criticize his foreign policy saying it gave rise to isis and called hillary clinton the group's co-founder and defended his recent remark about meantime, another controversial guest was spotted at a campaign rally. this time it was at a trump prevent. disgraced former congressman mark foley sitting behind. he resigned amid allegations that he sent sexually explicit messages to boys. the russian cyberattack that targeted democratic party officials, it appears to be much bigger than previously thought and "the new york times" reports the hack that forced debbie wasserman schultz to resign as
e-mail accounts of more than 100 party officials. let's head brack to the olympics and simone biles going for the all-around gold in gymnastics and ryan lochte taking on michael phelps in the pool. that will be one to watch. katie ledecky winning her third gold medal in rio last into the anchoring the women's 4x200 freestyle rely. daryl homer taking home the gold in fencing. the first american to medal in that smart in more than 30 years. good for him. let's look at the overall with it. team usa leading the way with 32 including 11 gold. finally for you on this thursday another shocking case of distracted driving. we want you to take a look at this woman in philadelphia steering the guy, you guys, with her foot while she's texting similar to a driver in colorado recently that was caught texting -- yes, that was another incident. that was in colorado but the people that actually captured this video, they told the woman to pull over and stop.
kept going. she was in a neighborhood driving on the expressway. what do you do -- >> put it up. >> yeah. we're coming for you. "pop news," happier news, all right. we'll start with jennifer lopez as if the singer, actress, producer, businesswoman wasn't busy enough she will star in a new hbo movie about blanco, the godmother would be a good name. lopez will also executive produce the project, shared her excitement on social media saying here we go and her friend dwayne "the rock" johnson said can't wait to see j. lo take this role on. bla blanco's life was extremely wild.
the question is, what did he think? he seemed pretty happy. stars are just like us. >> i'm going to a concert tonight. >> where are you going? >> barbra streisand. >> oh, nice. >> see babs in brooklyn. >> you know, she's doing this new album with all these duets. you could see some amazing pop-up guest. >> you want to fill in for me tomorrow in case it's a late night. >> i'll be here. >> we shall see. want to hear about that. fill in for "pop news," amy schumer finally spilling some details on that highly anticipated new movie with the legendary golden hawn. she lured her back to the screen and now we know they'll take on the mother/daughter roles we sort of assumed but schumer gave inside scoop on the script and says her character's boyfriend breaks up with her before they're supposed to go on a n nonrefundable trip to south america and goldie says, her character just doesn't want to
ridiculous. those two are the best. you know, nothing like a night at the ballpark, right, a beer, some snacks. the american pastime but nacho fast. >> oh, no. >> take a look. >> what the heck happened there? >> i'll tell you what hatched there. the pirates fan goes for a foul ball forgetting he's holding a beer in one hand and a plate of nachos in the other, yeah, all over his own head. there it is. his shirt. the poor get the ball. >> not even close. >> he also didn't even catch a clean shirt that someone was kind enough to throw him. >> a face full of cheese. >> george, i hate when that happens. he did score a new plate of nachos courtesy of the ballpark but his team lost to the padre, 4-0. >> he could taste that foul ball. >> no, that was the nachos. >> that's why you always go for the hot dog. it's not very messy when that happens.
our "gma morning menu." i gear up for major hip surgery, yeah, we're going to talk about that i want to share the warning signs that i wish i had known about and also tell you how to heal if you're in the same situation. dr. jen ashton is going to join us live. >> thanks for sharing that. so, we'll talk about that and then amy is having way more fun than i'll be in the upcoming weeks with team usa on the court. watch out for the ball, amy. then tory johnson is here and our gold medal olympians geyering up for synchronized swimming. there you see them warming up. a lot -- no worries. no pool, no problem. >> fake it till we make it. >> fake it till you make it. you got it. >> all coming up on "gma." "gma's morning menu" is brought to you by advil, fast, powerful and proven relief and makes pain a distant memory.
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you were just sitting on my lap. >> it is true. >> we often say in this program everybody's got something and what we hope to do is share our something with you in hopes that it'll make your life a little friend here, lara, you're going through your something in i'm having a little something. a few months ago i found out what i thought was a strained muscle was actually a symptom of something a lot more serious. so in a couple of days i will have to have my entire right hip replaced. it was a shock to hear and a decision that took me quite some time to accept. i love sports. i love being active. i love challenging myself.
>> look at that lara spencer. >> at "gma" i'm always willing to do whatever is needed for the show because i love it. i was a jock growing up from the time i was able to walk. if you're having a stressful day, there's always tennis. go take it out on that little yellow ball. >> chew on that, agassi. >> that to me is therapy and really helps me. i was starting to feel a little aches and pains. me. >> lara presented to our office with multiple diagnoses and started on her shoulder and elbow and continued to report that the hip was more of a problem for her. >> i kept thinking i had a muscle pull and i played on. >> this hurts. >> and i -- then i pulled my muscle again and i played on and it went on for probably too
>> lara came in a time of great deal of pain. her hip was starting to fail. there was a breakdown in the bearing surface between the cartilage and bone. she's almost bone on bone here. made the most sense for her even with reduced demands playing less tennis, being less active to have a hip replacement. >> it was so upsetting. i was like, what. and he was like, there's not this is way down the road and it took me a long time. i was like, no, i'm 27. in my head i'm 27. so i really -- i waited for a long time before i did anything about it or told anybody because it sounds like it's an old person's problem and i just couldn't believe it. >> i think approximately 10% of all hip replacements on done on patients under 50 years old so
about as much. >> how can we bet her to a point where she's as strong as possible going into the surgery. she is definitely attacking this like an athlete. she's been hard core at saying, i want to do everything i possibly can to be as fit going in. now we're going to layer in upper extremity work. >> this is not easy. but i think it's really important to deal with whatever issue comes your way, just d if you don't talk about it, you can't fix it. so i'm happy if i can save one person from not having to go through the pain. >> good job. step down. this has happened because i played hard. because i love it. i love moving and that's what i've come to see is that i will be back. >> most certainly will be and jen is going to join in on the conversation with us. we saw the emotion and you've
especially when you first got the diagnosis. how are you doing now? i'm terrified. i just said, oh, face it. i can talk the talk but walking the walk -- >> you're shaking. >> i'm terrified. i'm terrified. it's -- it was embarrassing to share and then i realized there's nothing to be embarrassed about. it is -- i have a genetic predisposition for this but if you're athletic and you move it's happening younger and i would imagine the fear she's feeling is the most natural reaction in the world. >> it's not only common, it's natural. it's appropriate and not just for a big operation like this, really, you've heard me say it before there's no such thing as minor surgery. the appropriate reaction for the vast majority of people having to go into the operating room is this, and i applaud you for being so open about it. i think more people need to hear emotions like this, like it's
getting sedation and getting a part of your body taken out or repaired or fixed. >> do yourself a favor. do not google this operation. i made that mistake. >> i agree with you, dr. spencer. >> what exactly happened to her hip? >> as she said she was born with it. this used to be call congenital dysplasia of the hip. now it's rephrased as developmental dysplasia and if you think of the hip as a ball and socket joint, femur sits in that like a has a shallow cup so if the cup was like this -- if. >> i have a shallow cup. >> that cartilage -- see, you can laugh. >> got to find the humor. >> as that cartilage gets worn around with normal movement or athletic -- >> just saying it is making it hurt. >> bone on bone. another way to think of it, driveway on your asphalt is like the cartilage in your joints.
your driveway it's only a matter of time until you have to replace the whole thing. >> if you had this predisposition, anything you can do to ward it off. >> well, it's ironic and that's a really loaded question, george, because as we were talking and, you know, the obvious answer is, well, if she wasn't an athlete maybe she could have gotten to her 60s or 70s without needing this joint replaced but no orthopedic surgeon, no physician, no one in the sports world would say don't be active. now, if lara earned her living any sports, yes, she wouldn't have been feeling this in her 40s, but in some cases it's only a matter of time. >> it's a good thing she did not ignore the situation because that could have led to something even worse. >> well, there's no ignoring it at this point. the pain is so chronic. i have such -- >> you tried to fight through it. >> i did and i, you know, i got cortisone shots and the doctor said you'll know and boy, do i know. i just want to say to anybody out there who suffers with
your life. it takes over -- affects you emotionally, mentally, physically, you cannot sleep. it's hard to think about. it's gnawing at you all the time. i wish i would have taken care of this sooner and spoken up but i was like, i can handle it. >> did you have any pain in your back -- >> that's the thing and it will lead to problems -- it would have led to if i didn't do this they said i would have back problems and could lead to knee differently. >> and good news, the incision usually is about this big. you're going to be weight bearing and walking day of surgery. three to six-month rehab but you are going to kill it. >> yes. >> you've seen how amazing your body is. >> it's on saturday morning, yeah, so i won't see you guys for a couple of weeks then i'll come running back. >> we'll be hearing from her during those two weeks. thanks for sharing that.
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welcome back. we have a whole lot more olympics fun ahead. first outside to rob with the weather. >> charlotte. i've heard of that place. good morning i'm meteorologist bill everyone's. 8:25. we have hazy sunshine down the east river morning. feels like 85, 86 already. these numbers are way warm to start the day. that means a holt day, a couple of showers off to the north, we could have a scattered shower
real feel today 100. the real feel tomorrow and saturday, 100 to 107. heat wave on the way it is warm and humid and this crowd is ready to jump into the pool. "gma" games coming up in a little bit. robin, back inside. >> huge "deals & steals." big savings. big brands on some of your favorite things from backpacks to bracelets. thank you, tory for that. >> excite sfwld what it's like to be an olympic parent opening up to our cameras and ryan
good morning, it is 8:27 on this thursday august 11th. i'm rob nelson. topping headlines at this hour, we are waiting to learn more about the man accused of scaling hundreds of feet over midtown manhattan yesterday in hopes of meeting donald trump. we watched the whole thing play trump tower. the climber used suction cups to make it to the 21st floor of the building where officers were able to pull the man into the building after two and a half hours. a youtube video appears to show this man voicing his support for trump. also police have released a sketch of the predator who threatened a 12-year-old little girl that happened last month in the bronx. the girl says he threatened to harm her if she did not follow
let's look now at your thursday morning commute with heather o'rourke. >> good morning rob. good morning everybody. this is how the staten island expressway is going to look once you get to it. my advice? try to avoid it if you can. overturned oil truck, only one that spot. use clove road to highland boulevard as your alternate. mass transit looks good. street cleaning rules in effect. over to bill for the hot forecast. >> reporter: hot and humid. 81 degrees, mostly cloudy because of the haze. southwest wind at 10. 80 around babylon and to white plains to newark to showers
in hot weather and it is going to be hot through th ? ? >> nailing synchronized swimming for their school talent show getting more than a million views. you know what, they're here joining us live helping us judge our own performance right here in times square. >> we've got our gold medal gymnast dominique dawes and mckayla maroney gearing up for the big performance. all part of our "gma" games. >> how great have they been? yes, they're all in. >> yes. there's so much excitement in rio where team usa's athletes are stunning and inspiring fans
opening up about being with them on this amazing and sometimes exhausting journey. behind nearly every gold medalist is a family cheering them on every single step of the way. >> fully invested. there can't be any wavering. no back and forth. >> reporter: sacrificing time and money to help their children achieve their dreams. is a sunday and this is 365 days for the year. >> reporter: for this family this is their third trip with their gold medal diving son david. >> no family vacations. sporting event to go here or there. >> i actually worked for the coach which paid for his diving lessons. we just did a lot of juggling. >> reporter: but for all the
>> i do not look away when he dives. i'm following the dive as he's going down and then i know when he hits, it's like just, oh. it's kind of a sigh of relief. >> reporter: and even the families back at home like gold medalist swimmer conor dwyer's grandmother are forever invested. >> i feel like i swam that race with him. >> and joining us now from rio is ileana lochte mother of 12-time olym lochte. do you feel the love here in times square? can you feel it all the way there in rio? so many people cheering on your son and so many other, but tell us, what's the emotion like for mom to be there and watch your son? >> oh, it's fantastic. i wouldn't want to be anyplace else. just watching him swim and knowing that he's so happy doing the sport that he loves, you know, i couldn't be any prouder.
for their children. you pack a little something for him every time a little bag. >> it starred a long time ago when he was little and it actually started with my daughter and then it continued through him and it gets a little bit bigger and bigger each time. >> what's in the bag? what's in it? >> okay, so this time we had a water bottle, a represents the fact that in 2008, he wasn't allowed to drink the water so he brushed his teeth and was sick for three days. so this time i put all the candy in there so he can have that and then i put some drawing, a pad and crayons and coloring -- yeah. anything to keep him entertained. >> yeah.
entertained as well. she's cheering him on back home. isn't she? >> oh, my gosh. she's in a nursing home and so, therefore, they did a big thing for her and she carried the torch. >> oh. that's an adorable -- >> but she's always -- >> and that's -- >> she -- >> even people here in the audience are saying how sweet that is to see the family and all the sacrifices that you have done for him and particular moment and a lot of people, you know, talk about michael phelps and the rivalry but there's a real friendship between the two of them, isn't there, really, ike? >> it is and it's a healthy one, of course, they want to beat reach other in the water but outside of the water they're just best of friends and you can see up on the podium when they're even laughing, it's great. and also his mom and i are friends too so it makes it that
>> yes, it does. a final question. what's up with your son's hair? okay, let's talk about ryan lochte's hair. now i know he meant for one thing. you explain, mom. >> i have no idea. that's ryan. he always does something -- it's better than the grills, okay. and so i've gotten used to everything that he possibly could do and so this is an okay thing. you know, it didn't hurt anybody and you know, i didn't like it but -- >> he looks cute. >> he's adorable and you know what, that is ryan. he owns it. you know, and perfectly harmless and a lot of fun. hey, ike, congratulations on all the accomplishments and all that you all do as families and it's so important to share what the families go through, as well so have a lot of fun. continue having fun. we're saying hi to you from here. now, amy has more from rio
>> with the men's basketball team. oh, i'm so envious here, amy. >> hi know. i made andrew my husband so jealous with this one assign many. team usa is unbeatable on the basketball court. carmelo anthony became the united states' all-time leading scorer in olympic competition overnight and the dream team is cruising through the competition and having a ball on and off the court. they're the nba dream team dominating the olympic court. >> fires a rainbow for nail-biting win over australia overnight but during practice sharing laughs. >> i might have a neck injury if i talk to you for too long. might have to make it short. >> reporter: and some close calls. >> favorite moment? >> opening ceremonies was pretty special. >> how about a replay. >> just saved your life. >> thank you. >> while opponents back home here in rio they're one team usa. >> go to basketball camps
then we all make it to the nba together and, you know, we compete against each other on the highest level and i think ma makes us closer. ? and i need you ? ? and i miss you ? >> reporter: you guys posted some funny stuff on social media. >> carmelo! >> we're a funny team. >> reporter: kyrie irving known as the team's rio correspondent. >> rio correspondent, irving checking in. >> we all come together. it's just a special moment. >> reporter: some of those infectious personalities cheering on team usa swimming tuesday night. >> appreciate it. >> reporter: afterwards snapping pics with the men and, of course, katie ledecky. this team story also one of brazilians. paul george suffering a near career-ending leg injury just two years ago. >> i almost owe myself this second chance to walk away and
very proud of and something i can show my kids later down the line. >> reporter: when it's time to unwind they're regular tourists taking selfies with christ the redeemer and, of course, i had to ask about their swanky accommodations. how is the cruise ship? >> cruise ship is awesome. it's a hotel on a boat. so, you know, it's a botel. >> reporter: does everybody just hang out at the cigar lounge when you come back? i'm trying to get -- >> there's no cigar lounge. >> i thought there was a cigar lounge. >> >> reporter: and the best part so far? >> i think it's being around the guys. any time you get the best players in the world to jell and connect, that's special. >> they really were the greatest group of guys. you can see how much fun they're having on the court as they go for gold so we are cheering them on. team usa racking up olympic medals especially in the pool and joining me now is conor dwyer who's won two himself. brought them along.
4x200 relay and you also made headlines for giving michael phelps your roommate by the way your swim cap when his malfunctioned. congratulations. >> thank you. >> thanks for being here. let's start out. tell me what it's like in the pool. you guys are killing it. >> it's crazy. people are just from the beginning of the meet we started lighting it up and it might be one of the best all-time performances that team usa has ever thrown together in any sport and including the pool so we've just been the ball has been rolling and everyone just seems to be getting their hand on the wall and getting on the podium. >> so impressive to watch and i asked if you had family members with you. you told me -- >> 21 family members. they were going nuts and had good cheers going and always nice to have family and friends support you. >> your grandmother felt like she was in the pool with you watching you from home cheering you on.
swim cap. walk us through what that moment was like. >> yeah, so it was a leadoff leg and once you're done leading off getting your job done you go and cheer your squad on so i'm cheering and i got a tap on my shoulder from michael saying, diddy, diddy, my cap broke. he looked rattled so i handed him this one, turned it inside out and i think it's the first time that someone has swam or a cap has swam two legs in a relay so mike owes me one for differing him my cap and it fit work that out. i hear there's a little bit of a medal count and you guys are roommates as i mentioned so it's pretty impressive. >> yeah, we have three other roommates. lochte is in there too and five gold, one bronze and two silvers and those two are up tonight so should keep tallying up. >> how do you feel? you really soaking it in? >> yeah, i haven't slept much but i am soaking it in and just going to enjoy the city and enjoy the olympic games from here on out.
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