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good morning, america. breaking overnight a search for survivors under way after deadly floods hit the south. 30,000 rescued. the national guard pulling people to safety. now rivers are the midwest faces twisters overnight and severe weather moves east. donald trump talking tough on terror and vetting. >> how trump says he will keep america safe from isis and will his reset last as vice president joe biden hits the trail with hillary clinton calling trump's ideas dangerous. we have an abc news exclusive. the 10-year-old girl who fell from the top of a ferris wheel speaking out after that terrible dent. >> i was really scared but
>> her younger sister still fighting to recover and what we are learning about the company behind that dangerous ride. and rough night in rio. american superstar allyson felix. >> it will be tight. >> beat by a photo finish. her competitor grabbing her gold with a dive over the line and in the gym, laurie hernandez snags a silver but simone biles slips on the beam. >> oh, boy. >> settling for bronze one-on-one with michael phelps this morning. we ask is he really retiring, about fatherhood and he reveals the secret inside his shoe. we're live in rio with team usa. >> good morning, america. >> announcer: live in times square and rio de janeiro, this is "good morning america." that was allyson felix saying good morning to america. big fight at the olympics again, the moment so many people are talking about, that photo finish
>> i wouldn't have lost all those races in grade school if i knew i could do that. >> team usa's allyson felix considered a favorite but she was denied gold by a dive there. the world debating that silver medal. felix still breaking an olympics record becoming the most decorated american olympic track and field star. thousands in shelters this morning, homes destroyed as rivers are on the rise. ginger will have more on a moment but first let's go to abc's rob marciano on the scene in livingston parish. good morning, rob. >> reporter: good morning, robin. on the flooded homes it's difficult to get around. i-12 just opened last night. the bad news you can't get off because the ramps and the adjacent neighborhoods are completely flooded. flooded cars strewn about. while the water slowly recedes here towns just downstream are seeing the rising water right
overnight, fear and evacuations in sorrento, louisiana. people with boats searching in the middle of the night for neighbors who might still be trapped. the mayor saying all 1500 residents of the town will be impacted. >> we're not going to give up. we'll stay till the bloody end and if knocks us down we'll get back up and rebuild. >> reporter: six times the normal level and still rising. many people spent the night sandbagging hoping to save their homes. parts of louisiana being declared federal disaster areas and from the sky we saw just how hard it is to spot dry land. there are so many neighborhoods under water, even from the air you can't tell where the actual river should be. this remember rising 17 feet higher than flood levels after a staggering amount of rainfall. 30 inches in less than three days. >> my everything is going to damaged so i need help.
>> reporter: more than 30,000 people rescued. the national guard alone pulling more than 7600 people to safety. emergency shelters packed with over 12,000 people now homeless and that number expected to grow. even as waters recede, major roads still shut down. and that includes interstate 10, a sad statistic about 20% of the homes and businesses flooded only have flood insurance so that is been remarkable is the volunteer effort. seems like anybody with a boat has come in to help. so many volunteer boat, robin, they're being called the cajun navy. >> the volunteer cajun navy, you got that right, thank you. the weather system now on the move and northeast facing severe weather threats today and, ginger, you have more on that. >> all they need in places like louisiana is a half inch of rain and see more flash flooding. back into san antonio flash flood watches. all that tropical moisture still coming up against that front.
seven inches of rain. their wettest calendar on record ever and this morning flash flood watches that include detroit and flint. with all that energy that same low came a tornado near indianapolis and that energy is now moving to the north and east today so along i-80 in parts of new england you have a tornado threat along with damaging wind and hail. you can see where that large yellow area stretches from boston to philadelphia back to pittsburgh, all this afternoon and evening. i'll be detailing more in a couple mi minutes. now to another natural disaster that out of control fire in northern california. a man now under arrest this morning accused of arson. sparking a blaze that's burned 4,000 acres and destroyed nearly 200 homes. abc's mary bruce is in the hard hit lower lake, california, this morning. >> reporter: this is what most streets here look like, graveyards of smoldering personal belongings and scorched out cars but authorities believe
now behind bars. this morning, 4,000 acres burnt to a crisp. 175 homes and businesses destroyed. most of lower lake, california, leveled by flames and smoke. homes turned into charred skeletons. >> our whole life and all of our neighbor, look at what they have to come home to. it's horrible. >> reporter: overnight california officials announcing the arrest of a serial arsonist. >> it is my pleasure to announce the pashlik, age 40, on 17 counts of arson. >> reporter: officials believe pashlik is responsible for starting this massive fire. >> mr. pashlik is in custody at this hour in the lake county jail where he will remain pending further criminal proceedings. >> reporter: longtime resident mark gibberson in a state of shock. a lifetime of memories and ab
destroyed. >> there was nothing i could do just a wall of flame. >> reporter: neighbors checking on homes. rresha giving her friend the heartbreaking news. >> i'm really sad about this. her beautiful homestead so it's really hard. >> reporter: the unprecedented fire fueled by bone dry conditions and gusty winds. >> we're looking at fire conditions we haven't really seen before. it's going to be burning for another few days. >> reporter: now firefighters here are still battling this blaze from the air and the ground but this community fears devastation still to come. robin. >> okay, mary, thank you. to you to the race for the white house. donald trump talking tough about terror giving a major speech on monday outlining his plans for fighting extremism as hillary clinton and vice president biden team up to take on trump. abc's tom llamas is on the campaign trail. he's in pittsburgh this morning. good morning, tom. >> reporter: robin, good morning to you. as they try to maintain the peace in milwaukee, donald trump is headed there tonight where
law and order a big theme of his campaign and new proposal to screen immigrants with extreme vetting to combat terror. this morning, donald trump hoping to get his campaign back on track rolling out a plan to combat radical islamic terrorism. >> support networks for radical islam in this country will be stripped out and removed one by one viciously if necessary. >> reporter: the trump doctrine focused mainly on protecting the immigrants who pass an ideological screening to make sure they, quote, share our values. >> the time is overdue to develop a new screening test for the threats we face today. i call it extreme vetting. i call it extreme, extreme vetting. >> reporter: and also expanding his temporary ban on foreign muslims to include entire
suspend immigration from some of the most dangerous and volatile regions of the world that have a history of exporting terrorism. >> reporter: and trump says he's the man for the job because hillary clinton is too unhealthy to take on terrorists. >> she also lacks the mental and physical stamina to take on isis. >> reporter: trump not providing any proof on that point as clinton herself dismissed trp' tell anyone what he'll do because he wants to keep his plan, quote, secret. and then it turns out the secret is he has no plan. >> reporter: clinton on the trail for the first time with vice president joe biden, the vice president embracing clinton and not letting go for 17 seconds. then taking the fight right to trump. >> this guy doesn't care about the middle class. and i don't even blame him in a sense because he doesn't
no, i mean he really doesn't. he doesn't have a clue. >> reporter: now, as is tradition in general elections the clinton campaign this morning announcing their white house transition team, it will be led by former interior secretary ken salazar and he will plan and prepare for a potential clinton/kaine administration. jonathan karl this morning for in his words extreme vetting of immigrants. a questionnaire with an ideological test but did we hear how it would be enforced or specific question, how they would be different from the questions already asked now? >> reporter: well, this is the first time i have seen a candidate use the word extreme in an effort to provide a more moderate position, more moderate than his muslim ban, but, no, there were precious few details about what questions would be asked. the basic idea here is to only
there's also no detail about what would happen or what would prevent a potential terrorist from simply lying on that questionnaire. >> and bigger picture here, jon, as you know obviously this was an attempt at a major reset for donald trump after a rough week, his comments about second amendment people and what they could do seen have seen these before. will this stick. >> reporter: the republicans i spoke to were thrilled to see him stick to the script here. nobody's predicting it will last, but, david, the problem for trump football team that's been down by a couple of touchdowns because they've thrown interception, fulls, it's not enough to prevent mistakes from happening. he needs to actually score some points now. >> jonathan karl with us this morning, our thanks to you as always as well. >> now to milwaukee on edge following days of violent protests. the city enforcing a curfew overnight hoping to calm tensions after the shooting death involving a police officer. abc's eva pilgrim has the latest.
community on edge overnight a crackdown to stop the raging protests against police, the neighborhood that was set on fire closing from dusk till dawn under a strictly enforced curfew. >> we have to maintain the peace. >> reporter: the spark that ignited two nights of chaos and violence, the traffic stop of sylville smith, police say he was in a suspicious vehicle, the officer in that stop also black, shooting and killing smith. authorities say that police officer was wearing a body camera which they say smith was holding a gun. >> i want the video released. i believe the video will provide a lot of context as to what's going on. >> reporter: however, the wisconsin department of justice now holding up the release of that video saying they are working expeditiously but are not prepared to release any of the video evidence at this time. >> i think it would be a measure of good faith to release the video because it would clearly show what happened and that's what's allowing a lot of things
torched, 31 arrested. two teens hit by bullets in the chaos. >> gunfire, shots fired. >> reporter: 11 officers wounded as bricks were thrown by protesters. smith's family in a lot of pain with unanswered questions. and the curfew just lifted here just a short time ago. you can see police taking no chances overnight putting up this fence around the people here thankful for a peaceful night. david. >> all right, let's hope for continued calm there, eva, thanks very much. to the olympics and team usa's allyson felix sprinting into the record books becoming the most decorated track and field star of alt time but everybody is talking about this. missing gold after that dive, let's get right to t.j. at the olympics desk. how could this be? >> yeah, we saw a brand-new olympic sport last night that
yes, this track dive we saw last night made for one of the most dramatic moments we have seen at these olympics. the other dramatic moment we saw yesterday, simone biles almost fell off the balance beam but she still ended up on the medal stand. a photo finish in rio. >> here's allyson felix. >> reporter: in the women's 400-meter, the favorite, american allyson felix in her likely final olympics ran a heart-stopping finish. >> felix alongside -- >> reporter: felix came behind and had gold within her grasp. >> here comes the finish line. >> reporter: the sprinted ended with a photo finish. >> a dive by miller for the line. >> reporter: the bahamas' shaunae miller diving her way across the line edging out felix by 0.7 seconds. >> battling. >> reporter: that dive got swift reaction many questioning the
the team usa star had to settle for silver but earning her seventh olympic medal. the 30-year-old is the most decorated track athlete in u.s. history. a tough night on the balance beam for american simone biles who was aiming for her fourth gold. >> another one right here. >> reporter: off to a brilliant start but then this. >> oh, boy. >> reporter: the wobble seen around the worrell and just like that, the gold medal was out of reach. biles earned bronze. >> reporter: striking silver teammate laurie hernandez with a near flawless showing. >> wow. >> reporter: earlier biles posted this throwback photo of the two future olympic medalists on instagram. a beaming biles congratulated her teammate with a huge hug. >> the heroin has to be a concern too. >> reporter: other big drama of the night outside the arena. mother nature striking the olympics on monday.
delaying the evening events as wildfires burned just ten miles from rio's field hockey arena. >> because of the wind you see divers falling off the board. >> reporter: and strong winds plagued sailing and men's diving. as far as that dive on the track goes, it's perfectly legal. you have to remember, guys, not just what some part of the body crosses first, it has to be the torso. that's why you see sprinters do that to get across the finish line but it's perfectly >> lit up twitter last night as you know, people wondering about that. thank you, t.j. joining us with more of the events dominique dawes is back with us. let's start with simone first. a rare misstep on the beam but still managed to be on the podium. >> you know, her routines are pretty difficult to do and that's why she was able to get on the podium with nearly a fall. a huge deduction but she doesn't care she got a bronze, more concerned about the fact that she made that mistake because
plan. >> wonderful to see her hug laurie and she's so grateful for winning the bronsz and grateful for her teammate being there and will have another chance. >> they are truly teammates and competing versus al y6789, the olympic reigning champion on this event, the floor exercise so they'll be neck and neck till the finish. >> love to see that camaraderie, how genuine it is. >> i love it. >> let's talk about the dive. i know it's not your sport. >> i know. >> t.j. said sports, diving and track and field and people thought, can't be true but it's legal. >> shaunae miller knows that this is her olympic moment and if she feels as if she's running out of gas and she needs to dive across that finish line that's what you do. i love the sport of track and field because at the end of the day you have a stop watch. no one judging so she knew that was going to be her best chance to beat allyson felix. >> by any means necessary. >> you'll be a judge for our "gma" games later. >> i am.
>> i'm going to be very fair. >> impartial. >> someone might be paying me under the table. we'll see. >> jesse cannot be bought off. he'll tell us about the medal count. >> dominique was deducting people early last week at the beginning of the games so i have some cash later on today. team usa continues its reign atop the leaderboard. 26 gold medals right now. 75 total medals followed by china, great britain, russia and japan. but now i've got to show you the photo that has g that's usain bolt. he is about to cross the finish line pulling away as he wins the men's 100-meter dash and the worrell's fastest man so far ahead he had time for this beaming "smile"ing all the way into the record books and the banks. like the road runner and, beep, beep, sticks his tongue out and takes off. it's good to be usain bolt right now. >> i love that. take the shot. take the shot. all right. let's get right back over to ginger. a lot of extreme weather.
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one-on-one with michael phelps, the most decorated olympian of all time owing up to t.j. about his other big gig, dad duty and the way he keeps baby boomer close when he races. here's a clue, has to did with michael phelps' shoes. >> something in the shoe. all right. we'll get to all that. but we turn to that abc news exclusive, one of the young victims of that tennessee ferris wheel accident speaking out after she, her sister and another girl fell nearly 40 feet to the ground. abc's steve osunsami sat down with her a joins us from johnson city, tennessee. steve, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, david. s it now a full week after this accident and one of the three children hurt is still hospitalized here. the family speaking out this morning has a long road to recovery. kayla reynolds is just 10 years old and is telling us this morning she's lucky she's alive after falling nearly 40 feet from the cabin of this ferris wheel at the greene county fair in tennessee. >> really scared.
baby blue cast now protecting her broken arm. >> falling on the ground. my arm saved me. >> reporter: she remembers the moment clearly when she, another girl and her 6-year-old sister briley were thrown to the ground. >> i've got three kids that have fell from the ferris wheel, three kids. >> reporter: after their orange ferris wheel basket got caught on another while the ride was turning. >> i was worried about briley because people said she wasn't breathing. >> reporter: their mom and dad horrifyed. >> we both took off running toward the ferris wheel, toward the operator and yelling stop, stop, stop now. >> she's like trying to reach and grab stuff to hold on to. >> reporter: briley reynolds is still in rough shape. >> tubes and swelling and she just didn't look like my child at all. >> reporter: doctors say she suffered a traumatic brain injury. her family sharing she's pictures from her bidside. >> when she hit eyes rolled back
>> reporter: it was tough. >> absolutely. >> reporter: yeah, yeah. >> the worst thing i've ever seen in my life and i couldn't do anything. everybody is like don't touch her. don't touch her. that's my baby. >> reporter: authorities now say what happened was an accident and safety inspectors are blaming mechanical failure. but when we got a close look inside the orange cabin we noticed it had no seat belts or lap restraints and inspect not required. this is the second accident in recent years tied to the company that runs the ferris wheel. 2013 several people were hurt in raleigh when a ride called the vortex started spinning when people were getting off. they say they're pulling for the girls in tennessee. "by no means do we take this lightly as our main concern is the safety of the families who visit our midway each week." the reynolds say they still can't believe this happened to
>> i'm shocked. you're going to the fair and thinking it's safe and expecting to be certain standards thinking you're going to put your child on a ride they're going to come off. >> it could happen to anybody. >> reporter: friends set up a go fund me account to help with time away from work and medical expenses. no one who runs the fairground has come to them to talk with them or express share sympathy, they say. >> just incredible. all right. >> hope her sister makes a full 6-year-old briley. thank you, steve, for that. athletes on edge after ryan lochte and his teammates say they were robbed at gunpoint. new details emerge about what really happened and matt gutman has the latest. >> reporter: this morning brazilian authorities investigating exactly what happened when 12-time olympic medal win ryan lochte and three of his teammates were robbed early sunday morning. >> the police is looking for the cab driver who drove them back
>> reporter: lochte was snapchatting himself paring with friends at a club filled with 2500 people before getting into a taxi to go home to the olympic village when he says armed men which police say could have been real military police pulled them over. >> a guy pulled out his gun. he cocked it to my forehead and said get down. >> reporter: none of the swimmers injured but lochte says the men took all of their m denying any robbery occurred only reversing course when it says lochte later changed his story. >> i wonder if you can explain to us what happened. is this ryan lochte lying to you? is this him misleading you? >> i can explain it very, very simply. what i said was people asked me to give them update. i got an update from usoc. i gave it and there was another after that. >> reporter: usoc says it was going on the information lochte gave it.
organizers apologizing. >> we apologize to those involved and once again we regret the fact that violence happened in this situation in these games. >> reporter: putting athletes on edge. the australian delegation now enforcing a curfew for its 422 athletes banning them from going to each theme that and copacabana after 6 p.m. instructing them also not to wear team uniforms at night and avoid traveling around rio on foot. >> mind. what's over on the big board. >> just me and the big board. com coming up, pokemon go under fire. why one couple is suing the popular app. they say it's invading their privacy. olympic gold medalist gabby douglas targeted by online bullies and look at what's behind it. fall arriving early. mcdonald's announcing the release date of its pumpkin spice latte.
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hold on to that. >> i know, right. moving. >> welcome back. time for the big board. our team of insiders standing by for more on top stories. jessica mendoza back here at the table. always great to have you, jessica. >> good to be here. >> we'll throw many questions at you. >> bring it. pokemon go, the new lawsuit, one couple says they've had enough. they're now app placed pokestops or hot spots near private property without the consent of the owners. becky worley joining us. come on. this is getting annoying for people who look out their front windows and see people playing pokemon go. >> real world problems, pokemon go, as you mentioned, places pokestops in all sorts of locations and, david, the problem, they aggregate some of those making them a really big
way and have the unfortunate luck living across a pokegym. they thought it was a local park but it has at least seven pokemon stops and hundreds of people come each day trampling their flowers, looking in their windows, it kind of sounds like a horror show. they allege that they've submitted requests via the website to get the pokestops removed but only received generic replies, to action so in this luther's going after some big names, developer, nintendo and the pokemon company and won't pokemon go to pokemonstop in their neighborhood. >> yes, but there have been a lot of complaints all across the country here, becky. >> yeah, we saw class action lawsuit in new jersey, trespassing on private property and that one again, other examples. pokemon go played in inappropriate places, the holocaust museum, a cemetery in alabama but in this case what's interesting they're not just
looking for monetary gains. and here's why, silicon valley company, they're so fast at building a user base, i mean pokemon go has nearly as many active users as twitter. >> i know. >> but you know what, silicon valley companies stink at, dealing with customer complaints. so we think this will get them moving now that money is on the table. >> we have not heard the last of it, my friend. thank you. now to gabby douglas fighting tough criticism on social media. coming under fire for her placing -- for not placing her heart -- her hand over her heart during the national anthem then criticized when she didn't join a standing ovation for her teammates. jessica mendoza, you're here. you have been an olympian and won a gold medal, a silver medal. what do you make of all this? >> i mean i'm not surprised of the backlash because i feel that's the day and age we live in where twitter and social media and you can find the smallest things. is it okay? absolutely not. i mean you think about competing
win that gold medal and you have so much pride for your country but i remember them going through -- this is what i'm surprised about. i remember as an olympian '04 and '08 talking about the etiquette of being on the medal stand and ingraining into us how to stand, how to hold the flag in moments when you want to grab it after you win. >> we had this conversation and who told you how to do it. >> our staff and it was always repeated and just make sure that when you grab the flag you hold it like this when you're on the stand this is how you stand. i think that's i younger athletes. think about it competing, the last thing that's going to be on their mind -- >> the emotions they're feeling. >> you helped break a barrier with major league baseball and felt the wrath of twitter too. what do you have to say to gabby? >> the hardest thing no matter how confident you are and look at what a kick butt athlete it is, it affects you. without even being in her shoes in particular, i know that as much as i didn't want to read,
people say and backlash and everything she's faced no way that those words didn't affect her especially when she was competing and that's the part that really upsets me. >> you handled it very well and you're good at what you do and you've earned it. >> it's good advice for gabby too. it does hurt. some people tweeting. big news for pumpkin spice latte? >> yeah. >> all right, mcdonald's announcing it will start serving its version of the drink on -- get this -- august 31 appears the fast food giant will beat starbucks to the punch and last year it was released i think september 8th or so but is it too much too soon? let's get right to our business correspondent rebecca jarvis. it all comes down to business, right, rebecca? >> this is great for business, david. we're talking about it right here. this is going to bring in new customers and sort of similar to the milk in the back of the grocery store. you'll go in maybe for a psl,
buy something else. that's great for business. >> we see this with the holidays also. how early they put up the decorations and all that. same thing. >> you see the backlash online and guess what, that works an advantage as well for retailers. we've seen christmas in july. it was great for amazon when they rolled that out and a number of other retailers. mcdonald's is banking on this. they want to beat starbucks to the punch and people were upset when starbucks introduced these things on septemb they needed their pumpkin spice lattes. >> your psls are here. >> february, march, like i'm all for it. >> really? >> yeah, bring on the psl, pumpkin pancade. >> christmas is coming too. >> mm-mm. sorry, becky. oh, what are you drinking, becky? >> just bypass that. i bought a case of pie filling. i'm cracking one of these and
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this time around. >> good to see you. >> you too. >> reporter: he may be the most decorated olympian of all time, but forget his 28 medals, i call it michael phelps toting something else around. i saw you carrying a baby seat with a baby in it. >> yep. >> times have changed. >> they have. i was walking out with my backpack on one shoulder, the baby's backpack on the other shoulder and the car seat in one hand so daddy duties are on me and proud of. >> reporter: proud papa to boomer, the 3 million dollar mini michael stealing the spotlight. and especially when daddy climbed the stands to sneak a kiss after winning gold. >> i know he's just a wee little guy but how does that change you as a swimmer knowing he's now -- boomer is in the stands. >> when i got out of the warm-up pool for the last time to get ready to go up to the blocks i have the white shoes that i wore
him inside of my shoe and i put my shoe on and i look down at it and i started to get emotional because i knew he was in the stands. >> i know you're sure this is your last. >> it is, i'm done. >> reporter: as we speak here, can you give us this guarantee that if in four years you still got it, what if you still got it in four years. >> no. >> and your times are as good as everybody's in the world. >> no. >> even then. >> no, i'm done. >> >> good to see you. >> take it easy. >> all right. we're going to hold him to it. he said even if he's the best swimmer in the world in four years he's done because you can't really top what he did. this is a satisfying end to a career and, guys, about that shoe, we had some folks there, had to kind of catch him in the crowd. everyone in that room stopped and listened and paid attention and got a little emotional themselves when he described that footprint in his shoe with his son. very cool. >> i love the bromance.
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? go big or go home ? good morning, america. we're live from the olympics, team usa making history. american superstar allyson felix now the most decorated woman in track and field after that stunning photo finish hands her silver. laurie hernandez and simone biles balancing their way to scoring more medals and the gold medalist who made simone manuel and ryan murphy joining us this morning. major health alert. could taking tylenol while you're pregnant really increase the risk of your baby developing adhd? dr. jen ashton here with the reality check. ? cool for the summer ? amy schumer revealing it live here. the comedian here with her hugely anticipated new book. what's inside "the girl with the lower back tattoo" that had many people talking.
and ryan murphy live as we say -- >> good morning, america. ? >> showing all that bling like that. way to go, team usa. >> we're supposed to say good morning, america. >> not accomplished anything in my life. >> hey, we've got the bonus right here. we've got jesse, we've got cecilia vega in. we're not >> thank you. >> we can't to hear from team usa and simone manuel is standing by. >> have you heard this yet? >> she's thrilled. there she is. >> cue the song. bieber fans asking what do you mean? you like that? ooh. that was timed well, right? he's quitting instagram for a day, right? anyway you'll get to the bottom of this.
following him. >> the most followed account in the world. gone. not true. that's a lie -- >> we did stretch long enough to get cecilia over to that news de desk. >> like the sprinter who dove in. you didn't see that part today. track epic. good morning. the big story this morning, the deadly flood emergency in louisiana. worries remain today about new flooding as the high water moves downstream. abc's rob marciano is right there. rob. >> reporter: water is still tries to get to lake pontchartrain and eventually the gulf of mexico still closing more roads downstream from here. good news further upstream in the hardest hit areas here, i-12 finally has re-opened but the ramp to get off is nearly impossible to get through and certainly a lot of abandoned and flooded cars. remarkable 30,000 people have been rescued from this. sadly seven fatalities. over 12,000 people in homeless shelters right now. this is some of the worst
louisiana. certainly rivals hurricane katrina and for those who live around batten rouge it's definitely worse. >> remarkable scene. breaking overnight police in northern california arrested a man accused of intentionally starting a massive wildfire. investigators say the 40-year-old suspect may be a serial arsonist. he is also suspected of setting other fires going back more than a year. firefighters are still struggling to contain the massive clayton fire, 4,000 acres scorched there and nearly destroyed. to politics now. donald trump is calling for a new screening test and extreme vetting for immigrants in his plan to fight terrorism. trump in ohio telling supporters he wants to implement a new ideological test for anyone entering the u.s. to weed out anyone who sympathizes with extremists. hillary clinton and vice president joe biden in pennsylvania slamming the republican nominee during their first joint rally. biden calling trump dangerous and unqualified.
has spread from one state to another. a texas resident diagnosed with zika after a trip to florida. the person traveled to the miami neighborhood where the number of zika cases has spread by mosquitoes has climbed to 30. and it is the end of an era in las vegas. the last tower of the iconic riviera hotel was imploded becoming a pile of rubble in just seconds. dean martin and finally, guys, sometimes there are just no words so i'm going to show you this one. let me set the scene. a walmart parking lot in ohio and, yes, what you see there, that's a monkey and, yes, that is a monkey in a diaper. it is attacking a worker when a woman comes over, she screams at this man to let the monkey go. she then takes the monkey in hand and investigators are now trying to find the woman and her monkey and the diaper and i will tell you i know you guys, i know
and i have no answers. >> because there's so many questions. but we're glad the worker is okay. the worker is okay. >> yes. >> let's go back to t.j. at our olympics desk in rio, t.j. >> robin, did you really just toss to me after a story about a monkey in a diaper. even for you, robin. all right, let's talk about the olympics and who showed up. mother nature did. made her presence felt here in rio on day we had rain soaked olympic stadium. things got so bad events had to be delayed for almost a half hour. however, the weather did not put a damper on the women's 400 meters. there she is, shaunae miller of the bahamas. she literally dove for gold and beat out american allyson felix. felix still the most decorated u.s. female track athlete of all time. meanwhile, simone biles, she is going for her fifth medal and fourth gold of the games this afternoon. the favorite on the floor exercise.
balance beam after she took a stumble on that beam. her teammate laurie hernandez did pick up silver. the medals for felix, biles and hernandez on day ten, they lead by 29 and america has the most golds at 26. no gold here. just some nba stars getting a little confused about what sport they're supposed to be playing. yes, that's kevin durant, paul george and klay thompson taking part in a spirited beach basketball tomorrow night in the knockout game against argentina and, robin, can you imagine how coach k feels about his athletes doing something other than playing basketball if something could have gone wrong. >> they're having fun. you know what, they're enjoying being olympians but i know coach k he probably is not thrilled with that. all right. thanks so much, t.j. jesse, you're here with "pop news" and need to tell people lara spencer had a successful surgery over the weekend with her hip replace many.
rest and keep you updated. can't wait for you to come back real soon. >> back here before we know it. "pop news." listen, justin bieber warned his instagram followers if they didn't cut the hateful comments he'd have to take action and this morning, people, beliebers are wondering if it's too late now to say sorry. >> nice. >> you see what i did right there, yeah, there you go. the singer deleting his instagram account overnight. the drama began when fans posted new gal pal, justin posting monday this is getting out of hand. if you guys are really fans you wouldn't be so mean to people i like but selena gomez chimed in with if you can't handle the hate stop posing pictures of your girlfriend. now, no more. the singer's nearly 80 million voters left with no bieber to believe in. over on twitter
>> when you deactivate it you activate it again do you have 80 million again or start from one. >> that's a good question. >> blown away. >> i'm blown away the fact you were able to say no bieber to believe in. >> without stumbling all over it. >> did you practice that? >> through the script, no, no, i haven't. i'm still trying to get over the fact and told america you only have 8 followers. >> i have 8.1 followers. >> now a "pop news" exclusive this morning. kendall jenner answering 73 her september cover. take a look. >> what is modeling really like? >> a dream come true. >> what tv show would you kill to make a cameo in? >> "the bachelorette." >> do that bird thing again. >> sure. [ bird whistles ] >> jenner takes on a tour of her childhood home proving she is a jack of all trades with that impressive bird whistle and opened up about the kardashian clan and reveals how she's distantly related to gigi hadid
her starstruck. issues will hit newsstands august 23rd. i wish my childhood home looked like that. would be kind of nice. finally, justin timberlake gave a pair of newlyweds a surprise of a lifetime bringing sexy back to their photo shoot. not that they needed any help there, the father of the bride convinced the grammy award winner to stop by for a quick picture according to tmz and timberlake went on to congratulate the pair for tying the to make another wedding of his own and the bride's expression, sunshine in her pocket. >> three in a row. >> trying to do lara spencer proud. know you're coming back soon. what's coming up, i have a lot of ground to cover. watch this. i'm going fast. here's what's coming up, a health alert for women about taking tylenol when you're pregnant. could it lead to behavioral problems for your kids. dr. ashton is here. >> got it right here. plus, we've got a gold medal
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comes out of a very well respected peer review journal. we're talking about one of the most commonly used medications acetaminophen that's used in pregnancy and this study found women who took it while they were pregnant went on to have children who were at increased risk for problems with conduct, hyperactivity and emotional issues. now, issues and flaws and limitations with this study. there is no data about why these women took acetaminophen in pregnancy. there's a thinking that the to take the medication could be implicated here. no data on how much they took, the dose or for how long, so more research definitely needed. >> yeah, because some doctors are saying they need a little bit more on that. so why would a pregnant woman take this. >> look, i think we have to remember that in obstetrics we have two pechalats here, a mother and a baby and so there can be maternal and fetal indications, pain, you're talking about anything from a headache to a muscle ache to a kidney stone so there's a
mother gets a fever, we know that is not good for a developing baby so that could be a fetal reason and then injury and surgery. that happens to pregnant women just like it happens to nonpregnant women so you have to weigh those. >> you've delivered, what, something like 1500 babies so you know of what you speak. so what do you recommend to your patients if they're having issues? >> this is so important. yesterday i was in touch with our national society and they came out very strongly against this study right now saying that is past show no clear evidence that provides a direct relationship between acetaminophen and any behavioral problems, we say it over and over again on abc because it's so important. association does not equal causation. we need to have the science and the biology to show a cause and effect before we make a sweeping recommendation and right now women should not be afraid to take this if they really need it. >> other things they can do if they're having certain issues?
to avoid aspirin, nonsteroidal, opioids have their issues so talk to your midwife or obstetrician. this is not the last we'll hear of it. >> or talk to you because dr. ashton will take your questions on twitter and facebook throughout the morning. we appreciate it. >> you bet. coming up, simone manuel is joining us opening up about her big victory. show us that bling. she's got to get ready to go back to school just like us. coming. oh wow, what kind of underwear are those? they're breathable underwear from fruit of the loom. [gasp] what are those? guys... they're breathable underwear from fruit of the loom. yes, they have these tiny holes to let the air through, can you help me? wa wa weewoo look at those. can you feel this? [blowing] turn around for me. seriously? yeah. slow...slow...slower...slower is that okay. i don't think you should get that dress. it doesn't fit. stay cool with breathable underwear
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different event, on on that last with michael i would have told you you were crazy, so, you know, this week has gone better than i could have ever imagined. >> a lot of hardware you have here. five gold medals. two silver between of two of you and these are heavy. let's tell them a secret. you keep these things stored in -- >> socks. >> she walks in and her medals are in socks because they scratch pretty easily but you explain it means you got more than one and against each other. >> i think so. these are pretty cool things and to have more than one is exciteing. >> how has your life changed in the past couple of days? >> it's been pretty crazy. i mean i'm on "good morning america." so that's really exciting. just kind of getting a chance to tell my story and i think that's really exciting. >> ryan, for you, you were nine years old when michael phelps was winning gold medals in athens and you got to get up on that podium with him and share that final moment with him.
idol. >> he's still an idol. i'd be lying if i said there wasn't more adrenaline on that last relay and that was because of him. >> you wanted him to go out in style. >> sure. he started winning gold medals in 2004 and i was 9 at the time and remember watching him in athens. i was one of the little kids jumping up and down on my couch rooting him on so to be a part of that was special for me. >> simone, you were swimming for your teammate used to take you to all those meet, for yourself, for your country but also for your community in a great way. did you feel that because of the historical nature of what you were doing, did you also feel like you were carrying that weight of the black community into the pool with you? >> yes, sometimes, i mean just with how i'm swimming and hopefully bringing some awareness to the sport to diversify it but i also swim for myself so there's two sides to the coin. i don't want to put too much
swimming and hopefully moving forward. >> are you hopeful of the ones that the diversity coming up behind you. >> yeah, yeah, i'm very hopeful. i mean, just hopefully i'm an inspiration to others to get into the water. >> and what's next for you? i keep forgetting you all are the greatest athletes in the world but you're students. you are all heading back where. >> stanford. >> you got to be back on campus in september. >> i'm going across the bay at cal berkeley. >> cal berkeley. >> guys, it's an a pleasure and, i think you have your earpieces in and can probably hear them back in studio as well. they got well wishes. >> you go right away. >> congratulations and, listen, we're just glad you show up. we heard there was a little extra sleep and you deserve it in rio. >> simone was holding down the fort but all that bling and what you've done -- i hope that you feel the love and the support back here in the good old u.s. of a. we're all so proud of all of y'all. >> i love when you talked about
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this is a channel 7 eyewitness news brief. good morning, it's 8:27 right now on this tuesday, august 16. i'm mitchell charlesworth. topping headlines, two men have died after a fire burned through a home in new jersey. flames broke out inside of this house on 14th avenue in belmar late last night. both men were trapped inside be saved. right now, the cause of that fire is under investigation. the man accused of killing an imam and his friend will be in court today in queens. 35-year-old, oscar morell was charged late last night with second-degree murder and weapons possession. he's accused of killing imam and 64-year-old, tara uden saturday afternoon in ozone park.
let's get commute with heather o'rourke. >> this is the new jersey turnpike across from new york airport. you can see all this delay as you come northbound in the car and truck lanes. let's go over to our maps. we have this closure on truck routes 1 and 9. that is causing the backup on the new jersey turnpike. it is closed on both ways. on going accident investigation. then the new jersey turnpike, truck lane south of exit 13 earlier tractor trailer fire still off on the shoulder. and here's another look at the
see those delays as you come north and going southbound. trains are still cross honoring, that will be lifted in a couple of minutes. they are cross honoring number one. we have alternate side park rules in effect. michelle, other over to you. >> alternate side oche the of the street rules. taking a look at the ?80degrees. tom's river 76. 77 right around bridgeport. heat advisory until 10:00 tonight. showers and thunderstorms to our west come rolling in here after lunchtime. gusty thunderstorm, heavy downpour of rain, some damaging wind possible, some lightning, come off the beach around 6:00, 7:00. right at baseball time, that plows on through, but it's breezy, and thursday. michelle.
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no, but i'm keeping it. >> i'll go with the pirate look. you said it's not an autobiography, not a self-help but collection of your stories and things you have gone through. seems like you really enjoyed putting this together. >> i did. i've been keeping journals from age 13 to 23 and so it was really kind of crazy to go back and read them and so i took some of them and i use excerpts from them in the book with footnotes of reflection and so it was a little painful embarrassing to read your thoughts as a teenager, but it was, yeah, it was a total labor of love. >> i thought that was very creative and it made me think because i've kept journals over the years and i thought what would myself say looking back. >> right. >> and that's what you did. >> that's what i did and, yeah, it's pretty humiliating. you're like a little self-obsessed teenager but, i've been working on it for almost five years and i'm really proud of it. i can't believe it's out.
it's your voice and it's very revealing. >> yeah. >> you tell a lot of different -- i love the one night stand. if you're going to have a one-night stand that's the one to have. >> don't worry. everyone is very nervous. listen, amy, it's early. >> we got kids. >> good morning, america. >> nothing, don't worry. you're in good hands. >> she picked up my earring. she's a girlfriend. >> i did. >> from a young age you knew you wanted to do this. i love these -- when you put out on these videos. >> oh, gosh. >> you knew this at your bat mitzvah. >> look at me. >> at your bat mitza. >> i look like don rickles. i don't know how people told me i was cute. my bat mitzvah. i knew when i was 5 doing plays. i did "sound of music" and would come out and everybody would laugh and i would get upset but it was explained to me, no, it's good when you make people laugh. it means you make them happy so
pictures are so -- i just -- i still dance like that. >> you still bust a move like that. >> i still drop it like it's hot like that. >> you know what, i'm really looking forward to, the movie with goldie hawn. >> oh. >> you've been filming in hawaii. >> yeah. we just wrapped. >> you had to pull her into this. she wasn't sure. >> oh, yeah. >> how did you convince her. >> i just kept annoying her. about a year -- two years ago, i ran into her on a plane and at the end of the flight over and said, i love you. and i'm a comedienne, an, a, i really want to make this movie with you. she's like, okay, honey. she's so sweet. she'll talk to anyone for like two hours and then but she shout i was crazy then, you know, we kept running into each other and she's like -- i haven't done a movie in 14 years, she said. this is the movie to do. we just had the best time. >> i bet you did. >> yeah, she's amazing. >> we cannot wait for that.
the emmy nominations. >> oh. >> gosh. >> can you believe it? >> so many of them. >> six and i will not win any of them. i'm telling you. >> oh, come on. >> i was so excited, so excited that my special, my hbo special got nominated. >> chris rock. >> chris rock directed it. so proud. we were both so excited and then i look at who else is nominated. >> and? >> beyonce for "lemonade." i'm -- there's no way. i'm just going to go and have get to hear her make a speech but that's, you know, that's it. i'm excited i'm nominated but i'm not writing a speech. >> you had fun this weekend at your friend's wedding with your boyfriend ben. did you try to catch the bouquet or dodge the bouquet. >> i totally sat that out. there was that moment, single ladies, and i just -- i went right to the bar. i was just like, nah. no thanks. >> you have had such success and
are wonderful. i ask them, what questions -- first of all they were very hilarious but there's one -- they're funny but one that i want to ask you. >> okay. >> it is from -- >> i wrote one. did you see? i wrote one. >> you did. >> i said, you should ask me if i want to borrow some money. and, yes, i do. >> i thought that was a fake post. >> that's me and i've fallen on hard times. some loot. help a sister out. >> i cannot find the one from chris. >> he said something you had done a movie, you've done comedy. >> yeah. >> so next thing is a fragrance, what would you name it? >> don't ask me that and i'm supposed to not get in trouble? >> that's true. that's true. >> well, it would have to be a [ muted ]. >> okay, so close. >> you did this to yourself,
>> it's a flower. >> amy schumer, ladies and gentlemen. the morning version of aim schumer. i'm telling you, and can i just say heartfelt. the way you talk about your day and your family and sister, it really shows -- >> coming from you it means a lot. >> i'm pulling for you. "the girl with the lower back tattoo," it is out now, run and get it. let's go outside to ginger. >> amy schumer, i love you. so we wanted to say a very good morning to our crowd.
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can work. the key is that you have to take your cues from the office place. creative industries tend to have a little bit more flexibility but you can beat the heat and stay professional. you also have to make sure that your shorts are workplace friendly. ah, shorts. they're the summertime staple. we've seen seen celebs rock them on the red carpet but can you wear them to work? lori bergamotto, style director at "good housekeeping"ag the office. >> you absolutely can wear shorts to the office. for the most part the workplace is really evolving and we're seeing this shift towards a more casual environment. >> to show us how to pull off the look, we hit up their fashion closet. first up so if i in a pleated striped skort. >> built-in shorts as you see in the pleats. this is a really good look for someone who has a body type like
she's not particularly tall either and she's curvy. you want to create balance and proportion and a really good way to do that is with an a-line silhouette. >> any rules for the fabric? >> choose a fab brit more synthetic and has structure to it. nothing that's transparent. anything that's too flimsy in nature is going to look wrinkled and going to look less professional. >> next up, sara in a pair of silk tie front short. >> if you're petite like sara is, you're looking for something volume. >> are there any rules to what kinds of shorts will work? >> a good rule of thumb is to actually follow your thumbs if you will. her longest finger is in line with the hem length of the short. if it's any shorter than that, you probably don't want to wear them to work. >> and finally, chisom rocking a more formal short suit. >> she's in our tall category. think about the equation of how much skin you're baring.
more skin on her legs. >> how do you make sure you're elevating shorts so they're professional huff. >> you wouldn't that make sure you're marrying them with statement pieces that really feel like they're ready for the workplace. the studded earrings, top handle bag and a nice work watch that has some gravity to it. really let the shorts stay. >> now, what shoes you wear with your shorts are also going to be really important. make hour that the heel isn't too high or might you're headed to the club and not the office. opt for a chunkier heel instead of a stiletto. >> i'm kind of a skirt girl but might get me here, lori bergamotto. >> a skort. >> tile director of "good housekeeping" here. these are for the office? >> they really are. we dressed mara. >> hee did a great job. >> we kept her in a balance and wanted balance and showing a little leg and keep everything covered up.
>> we have a special model coming in. >> i'm loving this look. >> our favorite men. how about that on jesse. this is all from j. crew. what we did with jesse is it's really the same rules. want to make sure you're not showing more than two to three inches on the knee. you can see his knee got a nice tight shot. >> this would not be okay. >> not too much. >> we gave him a little texture with the shirt, a pop o with the pocket square and elevated it with a summer weight suit jacket. >> any rules for manscaping if you show all this leg? just be natural. >> i appreciate this. >> i appreciate it too. >> i think you're doing a good job. >> i came au naturel. >> the fabric you're looking for making sure there's structure. you don't want to look like you're a von trapp family singer or going to hogwarts. >> i got to say i like the look. i think that this should be the
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>> no, we just wanted to say thank you and if it hadn't been for the generosity of the donor vanessa, the story you saw never would have happened. another amazing outcome. our thanks to our folks and my dear friends at be the match registry. thanks once again to adventures for disney for giving a truly deserving family, they had an experience of the lifetime. >> ffolbrechts. angels and s that smile. coming up here our "gma" games. ginger and jesse going head-to-head and use that term face-off a little loosely until you see this. wait till you see this. jesse's face, ginger's face,
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can our competitors jesse and ginger pull it off. to break it down dominique dawes and jessica mendoza. what do they have to do? >> they have to have that game face. looks as if jesse is already stretching in the warm-up and ginger has the look for it in the athletic wear. >> don't want to hurt themselves here. >> the stretching is very important but all about the enthusiasm and also the focus. >> all right, they're ready. on your mark, get set. go. >> ginger's already delayed. >> the jacket. >> a great technique. >> ginger having a political problem with the jacket. >> put the cap on. uh-oh. >> he's a little nervous. >> here she comes, here she comes. >> going for the medals. >> 23. >> at that. >> that's major neck strain, 23
>> i don't think your goggles were on. >> let's find out what was it that put you over the top ask what was the technique. >> the training and really the sacrifices that i've made the last four years to come here to these olympics. >> ginger, are you okay. >> some people play by the rules. >> some people play by the rules. >> you're throwing -- >> some extra shade. i can't see the shade from the goggles since they're on. >> let's take -- you want to do the medal, dominique. >> congratulations. >> i'm hair did not move during this whole process. >> thank you. >> hey, jess, i'll let you do the honors with your face over the top. >> ginger was a little more smooth, though. >> ginger had -- ginger's technique so let's show you the leaderboard. we just put jesse over here. jesse, you ever see yourself? it's incredible. >> people are laughing. >> love our little outfits we're wearing in these photos.
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shot in the leg while trying to attempt to rob an officer. it happened last night. the offduty officer just left a restaurant when the robbery occurred. the suspect may have been shot with his own gun. he's in stable condition. the officer was not injured. >> this is a new picture of the gun police recovered of an imam in queens. it was found in the apartment in brooklyn, according to police. oscar morell was charged with the killings of imam and tara udan saturday afternoon in ozone park. morell will be in court today. let's get a check on the commute with heather o'rourke. >> you can see the new jersey turnpike behind me. this is getting northbound. pretty heavy in the outer roadway, which is the truck lanes. let's go over to our maps. it's because of this closure on truck routes 1 and 9. the northbound side has been reopened. southbound, we have two lanes
have street cleaning rules in effect for today. michelle. over to you. >> i'm sending it over to bill. hot out there. >> it is going to be humid as well. not 90 degrees today, but it's already 81. we have humidity out there. and it's 80 around long branch. 80degrees as we go up toward the park to 81 there. and 83 in newark. we will be looking at this heat advisory. showers and thunderstorms start firing up from the west as we get into the afternoon. be starting around noontime. thunderstorms around 3:00, 4:00, 5:00, 6:00 tonight. and that plows through and it's breezy and nice with low humidity. michelle. >> thank you so much. that is the news for now.
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