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good morning, america. breaking overnight, six children injured at an amusement park. >> we got a report of a small child that was electrocuted on one of the rides. >> rushed to the hospital, shocked and burned by a ride. emergency aid rushing to the scene, now part shut down. also new overnight, a major sh campaign. the republican nominee announcing a new manager, a new errani and what donald trump is now saying about reports he's getting debate advice from oused fox news chief roger ailes. big game backlash. the 12-year-old hunter under fire for killing and posing with zebras, giraffes and more. >> i'm a hunter and no matter what the people say to me, i'm never going to stop. >> she's now receiving death
this morning on "gma." and the greatest, simone biles making history with her fourth gold in rio flipping in a flawless floor routine on the final night for america's final five and from the mat to the track, that heartwarming moment, putting spirit ahead of medals. and you'll meet the american man called the olympic selfie king who called his boss saying i can't return to work until he lands the one star that got away. finish line? >> announcer: live in times square and rio de janeiro, this is "good morning america." we do say good morning, america. on this wednesday morning. what a stunning night at the olympics. simone biles as you said, david, making history with her fourth gold in rio. >> she is just incredible. take a look at this. simone on the cover of "sports illustrated" along with katie
>> that they are. these athletes may not have won a medal but won our hearts. abbey d'agostino and nikki hamblin helping each other up on the track. first the breaking news that we want to get to. electric shock at an amusement park in connecticut, six children injured and rushed to the hospital. gio benitez is here with the latest. >> reporter: good morning to you. it seems like we're now constantly about these accidents at amusement parks this. time it's in connecticut. the children saying they felt tingling on that ride. what happened next is much worse. terror at an amusement park. six children electrocuted getting off the scrambler ride. >> we got a report of a small child that was electrocuted on one of the rides. he's conscious and alert. >> reporter: emergency workers racing to the keen at the ocean
connecticut. >> we have six to seven victim, all minor. >> emergency services transported several of the children to the local hospital that received some type of electrical shock. the most serious injured had some small burns where he touched the metal railing off the wire. >> reporter: they believe the wiring running underneath may have been a factor. >> the lights going on and off because they're trying to isolate where the electric surge is coming from. >> reporter: the park this statements the safety of our guests is always our number one priority. we will continue to work closely to find out the answer. >> there are risks in every amusement ride. the majority of the incident nast occur on amusement rides today are human error. >> reporter: this the latest in a string of serious summer amusement park accidents. a 3-year-old boy rushed to the hospital last week after falling from this wooden roller coaster in pennsylvania. >> i've got three kids that have fell from the ferris wheel.
injured at their ferris wheel basket flipped sideways sending them plummeting nearly 40 feet to the ground and 10-year-old caleb schwab killed on the world's tallest water slide last sunday. investigators still trying to figure out how he fell out of his restraints. and as for those children in connecticut we're told this morning they are now out of the hospital. one of the young boys had burns on his hands when he grabbed on to a metal fence, robin. >> we heard that recovery. breaking political news. donald trump shaking up his campaign this morning with a new manager and ceo. after talking law and order outside milwaukee overnight that city rocked by recent police protests, abc's tom llamas is on the trail in wisconsin with the latest. good morning, tom. >> reporter: robin, good morning to you. it is a new day for the trump campaign. trump who once said he didn't need a pollster has now promoted his pollster to campaign manager
conservative news executive to serve as campaign ceo. trump himself says he's not changing but his campaign clearly is. overnight, donald trump shaking up his campaign promoting pollster kellyanne conway to campaign manager and hiring stephen bannon, chairman of breitbart news as campaign ceo. trump saying in a statement, they are extremely capable, highly qualified people who to win and know how to win. the campaign keeping paul manafort on as chairman but the changes come just 82 days before the election. >> america first. america first. >> reporter: just a few hours earlier trump back on prompter sticking to the script and making a new plea. >> i'm asking for the vote of every african-american citizen struggling in our country today
better future. >> reporter: trump asking for the african-american vote in front of a nearly all white crowd in west bend, wisconsin, a town that is 95% white. >> the democratic party has failed and betrayed the african-american community. >> reporter: the gop nominee vowing to clean up urban areas by instituting more law and order. >> the problem in our poorest communities is not that there are too man is that there are not enough police. >> reporter: trump's newly focused message comes amid reports he's getting advice on the debates from former fox news chief roger ailes. the trump campaign downplaying any help from ailes saying in a statement, "mr. ailes is not advising mr. trump or helping with debate prep. they are longtime friends but mr. ailes has no form ol or informal role with the campaign"
advice on those debates. the two meeting over the weekend at one of trump's new jersey golf courses. and when ailes was oused from fox last month following accusations of sexual harassment trump stood by his side. >> i've always found him to be just a very, very good person and by the way, a very talented person. >> reporter: and this morning, hillary clinton's e-mail scandal is back in the spotlight. the fbi has turned over classified documents including their notes of and their interview with clinton to congress. republican lawmakers want to know why she wasn't prosecuted. the clinton campaign says this is merely an attempt by republicans to keep this issue alive. david. >> yeah, the e-mails are not going away. tom, thanks. right to abc's matt dowd and, matt, first off a new interview with donald trump last night about all this talk he should pivot and here's what he said. i want to get your reaction on the back side. >> i am who i am. it's me. i don't want to change. everybody talks about you're
you have to be you. if you start pivoting you're not being honest with people. >> no pivot, no reset and overnight another major shake-up. is that a reset? >> he's trying to reset his campaign without resetting himself, david. i think the problem here is that when you ar football team is losing and your quarterback is throwing interceptions, changing your line choech and assistant coaches isn't going to affect this. it sounds to me they've doubled down on the fact they'll let donald trump be don gets you to 40% or 41% and that's not a victory. >> 82 days left until election day. a lot at home saying it can't get here fast enough. with the trump team facing tough numbers in the battleground states now against hillary clinton, how important does that make the first debate for donald trump and really for clinton? does she have to be ready for anything, even some of the most uncomfortable topics thrown her way? >> well, it's the most important moment left in the campaign and for each side of this. donald trump is the only way he
race, david, in this. he can't -- it's not no longer a state battle but national battle and has to change that before any states come in line. hillary clinton basically if she performs well at that debate and responds to him well she puts this race away in that first debate. it's all -- it's the entire ball game that first debate. >> matt dowd, always appreciate your insight. thanks. now to a massive new wildfire in california. the blaze forcing more than 82,000 people from their homes. part of the and las vegas is now shut down. abc's lauren lyster is on the front lines for us in san bernardino county. good morning, lauren. >> reporter: good morning, robin. flames raging out here out night seeing scenes like this, structures burning to the ground. homes, behind me the apocalyptic remains of someone's cars. this fire roaring through here at terrifying speeds. overnight, this fast-moving wildfire in san bernardino
times the size in less than 12 hours. >> this is a monster of a fire that is moving faster than any fire i've seen in a very, very long time. >> reporter: 18,000 acres charred. structures destroyed. zero percent contained. >> but we're looking at a 30,000-foot wall of smoke. >> the smoke staying put but flames burning violently. looking at this whirling firenado. more than 2,000 people forced to evacuate tuesday leaving their firefighters on scene and fate. >> there's fires all around it. all around it but the firemen are doing a wonderful job. thank you. please save us. >> reporter: two firefighters injured after their truck overrun by flames and overtaking a route 66 diner and this giant mountaintop cross. further north, the clayton fire near lake county now 35% contained after claiming 175
acres. all that destruction blamed by authorities on this man, 40-year-old anthony pashlik. >> part of the thing they have to figure out, get inside the mind of the arsonist. >> reporter: the alleged arsonist suspected of setting this fire and a number of others in northern california is due to be arraigned in court today. and here the weather forecast not looking good for crews battling this blaze with more heat and gusty winds expected today. robin. >> we're going to talk about that. on that forecast. we heard what lauren had to say. >> it's not just california either. 26 large wildfires are burning in the west from colorado to wyoming, utah, nevada, so many other states dealing with this, those fire warnings are on. it's going to get hot, medford to seattle, talking 90s to 100s and then the wind. we know that's an issue but i wanted to explain. that sea breeze coming onnen shore. these are streamlines that represent the wind at the
get the guffs when it squeezes through and get a gust up to 50 miles per hour it will fuel a fire. >> your teammates facing historic and deadly flooding leaving communities underwater. search teams going door to door looking for survivors as the waters continue to rise. meteorologist rob marciano is on the scene in denham springs, louisiana. rob. >> david, this is main street in one of the hardest hit towns. the worst disaster since the 2005 hurricane season. loss is expected to be over a billion dollars and while the waters have finally receded they're still high across much of the state. this morning, residents across louisiana scrambling to save what they can. >> everything that i this is gone, everything. >> reporter: many starting the painstaking process of cleaning up. 40,000 homes damaged. >> we're seeing the water line on the buildings and looks to
life, end of your world. we worked so hard for it. >> reporter: devastating floods still ravaging parts of the state. rivers still rising as the water flows south. tossed and abandoned cars littering this landscape. this drainage ditch became a raging river, toppling and submerging full size pickup trucks. many cars still inaccessible as drivers wait for waters to recede. over 11,000 homes destroyed. >> we got out safely. all our friends are safe so that's the main thing. >> reporter: in denham springs, nine out of ten homes suffering damage. what's your biggest concern? >> we'll come back. it's just going to be a long road. >> emotions are raw on very little sleep. you know here in the antique district things just -- some things can't be replaced. this is an old record collection
through here and browse through this stuff and triggers life memories and maybe triggers some happy memories, music like this may stir the soul which folks certainly could use. david. >> thank you, rob, so much. i have so many family and friends and talk about that saying, no, it wasn't a hurricane but in many ways it was so much worse. >> just hovered over and the waters keep rising long after the rain which a lot of people don't realize. >> we're thinking of you. night at the olympics. simone biles adding to her legacy as one of the gymnasts ever winning her fourth gold, fifth overall. abc's t.j. holmes is there at our olympic desk in rio holding things down another exciting day yesterday there in rio. good morning, t.j. >> okay, good morning to you, guys. yes, can you believe the olympics are over? the rio olympics for simone biles. they have no more gold to give her but other usa gymnastics team members have reason to
won a silver medal but then immediately gave away a diamond ring. overnight the games said good-bye to the gymnastics competition but not before more glory for the red, white and blue. >> she makes everything look so easy. >> reporter: it was the perfect ending for the near perfect rio olympics of simone biles, the american sensation looked to bounce back from a bronze in the face on for the finals in the floor exercise. >> she was the first in the world to complete this skill. >> reporter: leaping higher, tumbling faster and shining brighter than everyone else. >> she's just got so much power. >> reporter: biles grabbed another gold, her fourth of these games. she leaves rio the most decorated u.s. gymnast, raisman radioactive material also medaled scoring silver with this performance.
this is pretty good. >> reporter: the u.s. men also celebrated last night. lava won two silver medals. >> oh, my. >> reporter: one for this routine and another for his soaring performance on the high bar. >> first american woman ever to win a 1500-meter olympic medal. >> reporter: track and field as well. team usa picked up three medals. >> not a bad way to start. >> reporter: the u.s. men finished one and two triple jump. after the competition will clay climbed into the stands and proposed to his fellow track star girlfriend queen harrison. she said yes. and team usa's abbey d'agostino and new zealand's nikki hamblin collided in the women's 5,000 meter. >> abbey d'agostino helping nikki hamblin back up. >> reporter: the american injured her ankle but still finished the race in pain. the runners came together for a
now, some happy news about those two runners, yes, they ended way behind in the race, but they got exemptions. they'll still be able to race in the final. also a shocking result here. kerri walsh jennings and april ross, the volleyball duo lost in the semis. this was the first loss ever for kerri walsh jennings in the olympics. remember, she had a huge collection of those gold medals, guys. >> it was a huge upset there. all right, thank you, t.j. we'll get back to you in a bit but look the u.s. leading the way, 84 including 28 gold medals, china, great britain, russia, japan round out the top five. joining us now someone who knows something about winning olympic medals is gold medalist dominique dawes. we really have appreciated you being with us these last couple of weeks. >> it's been a lot of fun. >> come on. this u.s. gymnastics team was expected to do well. but a record-setting olympics for them. >> they -- the final five have
so impressed with these young girls and simone biles lived up to the billing walking away with four olympic gold medals and an olympic bronze medal. that one slipup she had on the balance beam at the end of the day she'll be beating herself up over that because it's the mentality of a gymnast but has to leave feeling very satisfied. >> what does she do for an encore? >> do we worry about that, enjoy it, i remember when i came back from the '92 olympics when i was 15 years old i was back in the gymnastics gym the next day because i much and i was still a kid and believe it or not this young girl is still a kid so hopefully she thinks about another olympics gapes in four years but enjoy this moment. >> i am glad you said that. we're always looking ahead. you're a three-time olympian part of the magnificent seven and know what they're facing in the weeks ahead. >> they're professional athletes so it's all about securing endorsements. look in times square, you'll see
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can't come back till i get it. "gma" to the rescue. >> we did it. first this half hour to outrage growing over a 12-year-old hunter posting pictures of her big game on facebook smiling next to animals she's killed that sparked a fierce backlash. even death threats and she and her dad are speaking out. diane macedo has the story. >> reporter: she named her facebook page braids and bows. dough doesn't mean the kind that go no your hair. while ma she says she's actually saving these animals. this morning a 12-year-old is under fire after posting these images on social media potioning with a giraffe and a zebra, animals she killed while hunting with her dad in africa. >> it's something that i cherish and i enjoy and i want other people to see that what i've been able to experience. >> reporter: aryanna gourdin and her father took the hunting trip last week, one of their many over the past five years.
for sure but online outrage, 73,000 comments on this post alone. some calling aryanna sick and an animal hater. even threatening the 12-year-old's life. >> they love animals, but i mean we love animals too. it's just we also love hunting. >> reporter: still some are defending the father/daughter duo writing let the haters hate. hunt away, aryanna. >> we're proud to be hunters and we'll never apologize for being a hunter. >> reporter: her dad says critics business. he maintains the hunting farm told them the giraffe was a problem animal and this isn't the first time social media has created a firestorm over big game hunts. minnesota dentist walter palmer sparked international outrage after killing cecil the lion in zimbabwe. despite the backlash, aryanna says she will keep hunting. >> i'm a hunter and no matter what the people say to me, i'm
>> she also wrote on facebook the upon from her hunts all go towards conservation efforts but, david and robin, her critics are responding saying she should continue with the conservation part but they'd rather she stop with the hunting. >> you can understand the dad says mind your business but it's all on facebook. >> it goes in circles and you can see just thousands and thousands of comments that people weighing in on both sides. >> on both sides. great to see you. >> likewise. a man shot and killed by a neighbor just moments after police left the scene. the victim's family says the alleged shooter tormented them for years because of their nationality. abc's clayton sandell has the latest. >> reporter: this morning one victim's family is reeling from a murder they believe is clearly a hate crime. >> he just was a sweet, sweet soul. >> reporter: 31-year-old khalid jabara was shot and killed in tulsa friday allegedly at the
family says terrorized them for years, 61-year-old stanley majors. >> he would call us racial slurs, dirty lebanese. arab, muslims, even though my family is christian, he was hateful, just hateful. >> anybody over here who can start to a shooting. >> reporter: jabara called worried majors had a gun and tulsa police came but then left without making an arrest. >> if we knocked on the door and he doesn't answer, there's no opportunity to go into his house. >> reporter: but just eight minutes after they left police say majors shot and killed jabara on his own front porch. jabara's family says this was a hate crime, neighbors saw it too. >> he walked on to your property and started screaming to my families, all you mexican, we are here. >> reporter: he was arrested for running down jabara's mother with his car last september despite prosecutors' objections in may, maims was released on
jail? we definitely want to make sure it doesn't happen again. >> reporter: police are still investigating a motive. >> this was an ongoing dispute with neighbors so, yeah, there's hate there. i just don't think the only reason is because they're middle eastern. >> reporter: for "good morning america," clayton sandell, abc news, denver. joining us now abc's chief legal analyst dan abrams. this is such a horrible story. you can understand the position of the family wondering why this neighbor was out in the first place. >> absolutely. i'm often on this program defending judges saying it isn't intended to punish but it is intended to protect meaning if there is someone a threat to society or to their neighbors, that's the classic case where you don't release the person on bail or bond. and that's why this family has every right to look back and be furious. >> we hear in the report. it seems like they did everything they were supposed to do. >> everything right. >> and the police were there but they left. >> the fact the police were
have to answer some questions. doesn't necessarily mean they did anything wrong but they'll have to answer questions as to how is it they called the police right before this happened, i mean, this family repeatedly calls the police, repeatedly brings law enforcement in, repeatedly asks and gets restraining orders against this guy. their position at this point is what else could we have possibly done here? >> so what could be the possible defense? >> i expect that he will claim this guy, the defendant now, also had asked for a restraining order against the victim. >> do we know why. >> yes, there were claims of he came over to his house and damaged property & that so i expect there will be some sort of self-defense claim. it's not a whodunit. it's clear he did it. the question is why. self-defense is not going to be easy considering the totality of these experiences. hillary clinton, donald
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oh, it's that time again for our big board and our team of insiders standing by live for more on this morning's top stories and we're getting our money's worth out of dominique today. we'll have you doing exercises in our last half hour. >> that will be exciting. i'll be sweating. >> we are going to start with the highly anticipated first debate between hillary clinton and donald trump.
about how they're preparing. jon karl is joining us, so, jon, let's start with donald trump. how is he prepping for the first debate. >> you know, the big news that came out was the meeting that trump had with roger ailes, the former fox news chairman and one of the most experienced and skilled professional political debate preparers in the history of presidential politics. the campaign says he is not really an adviser, robin. role but acknowledged they had a long conversation at one of trump's golf courses. back in 1988, i'm sorry, 1984 when ronald reagan was pressed about his age and said he would not exploit the youth and inexperience, it was roger ailes that was credited with coming up with that line, one of the most memorable ever. >> tell us this, whose job will it be to stand in that room with hillary clinton and throw at her all the possibilities that could
and really does it come down to how she reacts that could make or break her? >> god, would you want that job? can you imagine? your job is explicitly to get under hillary clinton's skin. the campaign won't say, my guess is that it would be bob barnett who has played -- he played bernie sanders during the primary debate prep and worked with hillary clinton for a long time and he's done this stuff for many, many, many years. but that is one tough job, david, because you have to throw campaign expects fully expects that trump will throw everything at her including all of the stuff about her personal life, bill clinton's affairs. won't be easy. >> jon karl. >> huge numbers. they're talking about olympic size numbers, super bowl numbers of viewers watching. >> yeah. now to a stunning moment caught on camera serviing as a warning. this had been an open house, an
it's houston, texas, the real estate agent step as way and the woman appears to steel prescription medication and egypt sherrod joins us. great to have you. we've all had an open house at some point. it's not something you think about but opening your doors up to strangers. >> good morning, first and foremost. but what i will say is this is not the norm. however, over the years i have heard of several occurrences that would just shock you. anytng the house to other buyers and then they wander in the kitchen and notice that other would-be buyers are eating food out of the homeowner's cabinet and refrigerator. >> come on. >> or three people distract the realtor while one walks around the house casing the joint. it happens. >> oh, so what can people do to prevent this from happening, egypt? >> be smart. number one, hide your valuables, any expensive jewelry, electronics, laptops, lock it up
walk away and then conceal your personal information. many times people will think they locked everything away but left their mail or social security cards out. it is common that people will snatch your information and, therefore, steal your identity. another thing is ask your realtor to require a sign-in sheet when people come in your house and ask for i.d.s. if someone is there for the wrong reason they could sign the wrong name but if you ask for an i.d., chances are it will ward them off. >> ooh. >> thank you. if you are the type of person that leaves a spare key near the garage, hide those. chances are someone if they're there to case the joint or come back and steal something they'll snatch those keys and walk right out and lastly, when you return home, this is a big one, make sure you check all of your doors to make sure they're locked as well as your windows. it has happened where someone's walked right by, unlocked a window and came back later to basically rob the place.
house again. >> no. >> it is a great, great tip. >> good luck finding anything in my refrigerator that you want to eat. now to a fierce debate about sportsmanship. shaunae miller's dramatic dive for gold. it's legal. it's legal but it sparked backlash as you know on social media. this isn't the first time something like this has happened and talked about this yesterday, dominique. you said when it comes to the olympics by any means necessary but people are saying, really. >> yes, perspective. i did the calculations. from my first olympic gapes to my second olympic games i was training 7,280 hours in the gym as a kid from my first to second olympic games, 1982 barcelona, 1996 olympic games. you will do whatever it takes to win a gold medal within the rules and my sport i am held at the mercy of the judges so really i have no control. shaunae miller had full control and if you have to dive to get across that finish line first and it's legal, then you do it.
like this happen in sports. >> 2008 olympic game, david neill did it so it was him beat beating a behemian athlete. >> the hug taught us the opposite. >> sportsmanship. >> that's great. gold medalist shaunae miller is joining us in our next hour. thanks to egypt and jon and dominique. the olympic king of self-23is scoring gold but missing a photo with michael phelps. our huge surprise, well, is it a surprise now?
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certain swimmer. has more medals than anybody in history. back to t.j. who is way up there. of course, he has the penthouse apartment. >> only the best for you, t.j. >> that is not a penthouse, david. the wind too high we have to evacuate. this guy is absolutely amazing. he's been able to get all these photos but no matter how good you are it's lard to get close to the michael phelps unless you have connections. lucky for him i know the final five are all smiles posing for a selfie with him. here he is with u.s. track star allyson felix and with ryan murphy. so who is he? grint foland of texas. the undisputed selfie king of the olympics. there he is popping up behind aly raisman during her medal ceremony. selfie whiz. what is it.
medals to spectators i would get a gold for my performance this olympics. >> reporter: brent describes himself as a sports super fan. he used up all his vacation time at work to be here. his wild ride in rio and impressive collection of selfies won't be complete without that one selfie he's desperate to get. michael phelps. >> phelps is like my white buffalo. he's the reason why i skipped my flight >> reporter: that's right. brent had to call his boss to ask for more vacation time so he could stay in rio longer to pursue a coveted selfie with phelps. will that gamble pay off? well, what brent doesn't know is that our interview with him is just a front. before i continue, you're the selfie master so i need you to come around here, we're going to do it from this angle and i want you to tell me the trick now to doing a selfie. >> yes, yes.
click around for me. >> oh. >> there's a trick to doing this selfie. >> no way. >> yes. >> what's up, man? so good. this is not real. >> he just called you his white buffalo. he's been trying to track you down this whole time, man. >> here i am. here we are. >> this is it in rio at the olympics. >> how long you here for. >> i was supposed to fly home three days ago, i skippe it happened. >> yeah, hope he gets home to his job. well, we had to thank -- i know people but that was crave, one of the sponsors to michael phelps helped us put that together. a nice moment we could make happen for that xid. >> wonderful moment. thanks for making that happen. >> t.j. making dreams come true. >> yes, he is. coming up, the gold medalist who won with a dive, joining us exclusively right here on "gma" but got to love that. now he's got to go back to work with the feet at the of phelps though.
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. going for gold, simone biles flips into the record books. and lands a kiss from her superstar crush. >> oh. plus, the diving runner behind the startling photo finish. now she's here one-on-one live. also this morning, t cancer care for khloe kardashian. the reality star revealing her close call urging everyone now to get checked. our doctor with a skin reality check this morning. ? good to be alive ? weight loss win, the dad weighing in at over 600 pounds, his doctors telling him his life was in danger. how simple walks to walmart helped him drop more than 300 pounds. he's turned his life around. ? the way you move ? and get ready to move and
shape. we're kicking workout wednesday into gold medal gear. live in times square as we say -- >> all: good morning, america. ? baby i'm worth it give it to me i'm worth it ? we do say good morning, america. and it is workout wednesday. olympics edition. gold medalist dominique dawes, jessica mendoza and our trainer and you can join the action on our website and facebook livestream all hour long. they're having a good time. >> nothing more intimidating than working out with olympic gold medalists. we got something to work toward. the woman who won olympic gold with a dive, of course, that dive made global headlines sparking a conversation. now shaunae miller standing by and joins us live with the gold medal, the smile and i got to say we probably would have done that dive too.
>> great to have her with us. our own gold medalist cecilia vega. >> wow, a lot of bling this morning around here. good morning to you both. the big story this morning, a new explosive wildfire blazing across southern california forcing more than 80,000 people from their homes. abc's lauren lyster is right there in san bernardino county. lauren, good morning. >> reporter: cecilia, overnight this fast-moving wildfire exploding growing nine times the size in less than 12 hours. 18,000 a structures destroyed. some of them homes. 82,000 people have been forced to evacuate and part of the highway between los angeles and las vegas is shut down. two firefighters have been injured battling the blaze and crews will face heat and gusty winds today with this fire zero percent contained. cecilia. >> lauren, thank you. in louisiana, rivers are still rising and search teams now going door to door looking for people still missing in that water. the deadly flooding is being
this morning, the second campaign shake-up in two months for donald trump. trump promoted his pollster kellyanne conway to campaign manager and also bringing on a top executive from conservative website breitbart news, paul manafort will stay on as his campaign chair. trump is expected to receive his first intelligence briefing today as hillary clinton now faces more scrutiny over her e-mails. the fbi handing over to congress notes from her interview with the clinton camp wants all the information made public to prevent selective leaks by republicans. and a major scare at a connecticut amusement park. six children electrocuted while on a ride and rushed to the hospital. one boy suffered burns on his hand. the ride is now shut down indefinitely. the children thankfully are all okay. a new study shows that 50 children a day end up in hospitals because of stroller and baby carrier accidents.
experts say kids should be buckled in and strollers locked when parked and that using newer gear is best because they need higher safety standards. enjoy that banana this morning because the fruit could soon be extinct. scientists warn a deadly fungus would wipe them out within ten years. 40% of the world's banana crop has already been wiped out. and finally, you probably would not believe this one if there was not video to pro a group of kayakers in canada got this up close view. that's a humpback clearly showing off. not afraid of cameras and conveniently the kayakers all have their cameras ready to go. they also got soaked once that humpback that hit the water, everyone was supposed to stay about 300 feet away, guys, but clearly the whales there weren't good at measuring that. but what an amazing photo-op they had. >> i see our friend t.j. over
how do you say whale in t.j. -- in portuguese, t.j. >> in t.j. you say whale. i'll work the portuguese for you but i'll take you to the beach, cecilia. that's where we'll start, women's beach volleyball, the final tonight but three time gold medalist kerri walsh jennings won't be there. earlier she and april lost their semifinal to brazil. this is the first time walsh jennings has ever lost in bronze, however. meanwhile, simone biles is now the fourth woman to win four golds in gymnastics in one olympics and won the floor exercise competition to pick up her fifth medal in rio. u.s. women's basketball team is in tomorrow's semis after a squeaker against japan. they won by 46 and the japanese women were incredibly upset about it as they posed for pictures with the americans after the game. in the medal race the u.s.
also lead the games with 28 gold medals. with the news out of the olympics we'll do it pop style. some "pop news" and start with simone biles. she's finally met her celebrity crush. zac efron after his very public support of team usa. the actor surprised her with a cheekie kiss. check this out. >> it's going. >> it's going? >> yeah. >> is it goi >> is it going? >> yes. >> oh, my goodness gracious. did you see that. the she shared the moment on snapchat and twitter saying, proof had to retake bc i thought we were taking a picture then he kissed me instead. she also said, guys, you can call me mrs. ephron, really? really? i love zac but slow down, simone, slow down.
leading the medal count in rio maybe the university of georgia should think of forming a country of its own considering the fact its alum have racked up ten medals total in rio. s that means if bulldog attended as an individual country it would tie for 15th place in the medal count. also impressive married couple and cycling superstars from great britain have ten gold medals between them, five from rio alone. that's an impressive duo. really started that #loveforgabbyusa who have been trolled publicly online. pretty nasty stuff on social media but "ghostbusters" star turned rio correspondent leslie jones calling on her followers to show their support for the gymnast on twitter by creating the hashtag and grabbed the attention of fellow celebs including shonda rhymes who tweeted my 3-year-old announced
rhimes. great britain bring yell douglas saying my heart is full. when we see something nasty and all that trolling, everybody comes back strong and supports that person that sometimes gets picked on. >> glad to see leslie back out there. she took a real beating and took down some of her social media accounts and said that's it but she started tweeting about the olympics and over there now and just so glad she's back out in front. yeah. better time here than she is. >> good tale. thank you, t.j. a look at what's coming up on the "gma morning menu," khloe kardashian opening up about her skin cancer scare. what doctors found on one of her visits and her message for you this morning. and diving into first. a runner who won gold lunging across the finish line, shaunae miller will join us live. and it is workout wednesday. they're out there, get to it.
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message for her fans. abc's linsey davis has more. >> reporter: the kardashians are known for sharing the most personal parts of their lives on reality tv. now khloe kardashian is opening up on her website about a skin cancer care. >> this is the first time she's getting into detail about what it's like and her really real scare with skin cancer. >> reporter: the 32-year-old says several years ago after having a few moles checked out doctors found a cancerous on her back. there was one mole i had on my back that was skin cancer, she says. i had eight inches of skin removed. it was definitely painful because it was a lot of skin but most of the time the removals haven't been that bad. >> khloe kardashian decided to share this story in the hopes that it would make people go and speak to their own if they see anything irregular on their skin. >> reporter: the "keeping up with the kardashians" star shares this chart to help others
i wanted to share my experience with you so that if you know something doesn't look right you will take action and take care of your health. now that i've gone through this a couple of times i'm extra aware of my skin, body and moles. for "good morning america," linsey davis, abc news, new york. joining us now is dermatologist dr. rosemarie ingleton, always good to have you here. >> good morning. >> good morning to you. a lot of people are talking about this and khloe is being very up front about it and she said about all she had, does that mean if you have a lot of moles you're more susceptible >> that's one of the risk factors. the more you have the more chance you have. slightly weird moles or increased risk for getting melanoma. >> because there are different types. a lot of people are probably looking at the moles that they have. how do you determine if something is up. >> okay, so we have a lot of mows and usually when they're
of the edges, not changing. regardless of your stage in life, so if you see something that's different from that or suddenly a mole that used to be round and even colored is suddenly irregular and lost an area of color, it looks white on an edge or getting bigger, you're not gaining weight or changing but the mole is changing. you need to have it looked at. >> that is something you look at. >> at the office when doing a full skin exam we have a dermatoscope that allows us to think it may be a little off but we're not sure we look up close and there are details that it will show us that will tell us that maybe this is one of those that you need to biopsy to make sure there's nothing wrong. >> how often? we should know our skin and -- know our body and our skin too, as well. how many times -- how often should we go and have a full checkup. >> i tell my patients be familiar with your body. look every month in the mirror. get naked. look at everything front, back, so that if something shows up
and professionally you have should it done once annually. if you've had skin cancer much more frequently. maybe every three to six months, regular public, once a year in your birthday suit on your birthday. >> your birthday suit on your birthday. you can see if some of the moles are changing like that. just give us -- we can never hear this too much. how we can prevent this from happening. >> oh, you feed to wear sunscreen. you need -- >> year round. >> year round, make it a exposed. in the summer the rest of your body, get a body lotion or something that has spf in it so you'll do it every day. avoid midday sun sitting out there baking. wear hats. use awnings, umbrellas, they all help. >> you can't hear this often enough. it doesn't matter your skin tone. >> it does not matter. melanoma is the least common of the skin cancers but it's affecting people of color. very small percentage but it does affect us.
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? i'm on the edge of flory ? we all saw it back with an abc news exclusive, the dive seen around the world, shaunae miller throwing herself across the finish line head first to claim first. >> that move sparking a bit of a debate, you can say but also landing shaunae a gold medal and t.j. is with her now there rio. good morning again. >> yes, hello again, here she is, does it pain you to see that video even? >> no, no, it really doesn't. >> because you got a gold medal. >> yeah. >> so it's all good. >> settle this for us. was that dive intentional or not? >> it really wasn't. it really wasn't. let me break the entire thing down. before going into the race knowing my coaches we sat down and discussed everything what we were going to do and, you know i
plan really well. when i got bash because i got to 300 first then when i got -- >> it comes up. >> when i got about 40 more meters to go my legs were so heavy from going around so fast then, you know, i started to lose feelings in them and when i was heading towards the line, i saw it was the line, i was like, oh, my gosh, i've got to go and afterwards i felt nothing at all in and i was like -- >> you telling me you accid accidentally collapsed your way into the gold medal. >> i -- hey, if that's what they want to call it. that's what happened. you know, i just went really hard and just tried to hold on for dear life. >> what do you think? if the dive didn't take place do you think you would have won in stride? do you still think you would have won. >> i can't say. it wasn't re-- it was a really close race but sometimes the
i don't know how it would have played out but it played out in nye favor. >> have you ever done that before? >> no. i've never -- actually i have fell -- >> you fell. you didn't dive. are you the colyou the clumsyie star. >> i did and ended up flying and so many bruises and almost like a replay again. >> never an intentional dive but see runners do this the spirit of the sport like some are suggesting. >> sometimes it is like that. but, you know, it's a part of the sport. it's legal in the sport so, you know, people go for. >> are you disappointed by the controversy and even surprised by it, as well. >> i was really surprised by it but i don't let things affect me. i was reading them. i got a few laughs and saw all the memes. >> some people calling you a cheater. >> i saw that but, you know, it's like i said it's a part of the sport. it's been done so many times in
it's track and field. >> but you got a gold medal now. >> yes. >> however it came about. congratulations there, didn't take away from the celebration. >> no, it didn't. >> it's an absolute pleasure, congratulations to you, guys, she's got the gold medal. people can think what they want about it but it's legal, it's fair. >> i can't believe you called her clumsy. she has the gold medal. >> she's the one that said she's falling all the time. >> glad we heard that. it didn't look like it was intentional. it didn't look like she meant to do t >> and a good attitude. you're clumsy when you have that
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hour. more of gma is next. workout wednesday is under way olympics edition this time. we have our gold medalist moms. the trainer there leading the charge. >> they're ready to go. >> their legs have to be tired. you can page. moves for your arms and >> i love hearing from people they watch us on the treadmill when they're working out so envious. >> ahead in the day for us. >> it is. one of the toughest rules in rio, the false start policy. one quick move and you could be out of the olympic games for good. >> t.j. is taking a closer look at the athletes jumping the gun and saying good-bye to the gold. so harsh after years of training. >> yeah, years and really we're talking about a lifetime of
athletes. you get ready, you finally have the olympic moment. you're getting to the starting blocks and you scratch your nose and all of a sudden your olympic dreams are over. come on, folks. this rule, we know that just ain't right. did you see that? look again as 21-year-old wilhelm belocian, frenchman, jumps the gun in monday night's 110 hurdles race. in just dreams are shattered. >> he is out of the olympic games. that's got to be an awful feeling. >> reporter: he's not alone. on sunday a potential finalist in the 100-meter dash against usain bolt also was knocked out after a false start. and, yes, the fastest man on the planet he's not even immune. usain bolt disqualified after this false start at the 2011 world track and field championships. >> i believe usain bolt false
done rule that took effect in 2010 to keep relatively slower runners from intentionally jumping the gun to throw off the competition. before that they were at least given a warning. it's a rule long known to swimming. this spanish swimmer headed to the locker room last week but in a twist of humanity the ref gave him a second chance. that was not the case for this double disqualification in sydney in 2000. leaving just one man in the pool to swim the race all by himself. this at the olympic games before. >> what do you do? it's a rule now, guys and, you know, i just talked to shaunae miller a second ago. she's still sitting here with me and asked her about it. you sprinters, you like this rule? she gave me a death stare l cra? >> she still is. >> they have to do it within the rules. >> i bet she did. she's still giving you i look like really. let's bring in jessica mendoza
on two olympic teams. you agree with it. >> absolutely not. i think the biggest reason, one of the reasons they gave when they first started in 2010 actually was for television an the fact that because of a lot of the false starts it was lengthening the amount of time and to me i think you think about usain bolt as we saw disqualified in 2011 at the world championships, that to me is just not the reason why this rule was first set in place and i just -- i don't like -- when you think about an athlete trained for four years moment -- >> or longer than that. >> t.j. brings up a good point, though. they say part of the rule is what it does to the other athletes at the starting line, but you firmly believe they should not be disqualified. >> well, one of the reasons you're disqualified in the olympic games and as an olympic athlete it's because you're cheating. you know, that's the whole idea so whether you're doping, positive drug test and when you think about this, if you're a fraction of a second late you lose so you have to push that envelope but it's not cheating.
you're done. >> so there's probably changes they can make and modify it probably. >> it starts with the athletes. as much as media and we can talk about how much we don't like it, i know as an athlete you have to band together, talk to your federations and make it an issue. that's where the olympic games and why they create these rules and if they want it reversed it has to begin with athletes who get disqualified. >> i love when they left softball in. >> 2020. i'll put back on m wednesday, right? >> yes, yes. >> yeah. >> i'm going to be talking about it. but ginger is already there outside.
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pounds by taking walks to walmart shedding the weight and getting back his life. mara schiavocampo went one-on-one with him. >> a transformation you will not believe. they call him impossible pat and accomplished the near impossible. he was tipping the skills at 600 pounds when his doctor told him he may die in his sleep. he decided to change his life going from 53% body fat to 10% body fat and now he's training to be a body builder. how did he do it all? well, it started with one walk to walmart. >> walmart? >> reporter: ever since he was little he was known as the big kid. >> pat steaks. >> reporter: at 28 he weighed in at a shocking 605 pounds. already prediabetic his doctors told him he was in serious danger. >> he said, you know, it's possible that you might die. it really hit home. >> reporter: that's when pat
the mirror and took this photo. >> my stomach was down to my thighs. my chest was hanging down here. i was disgusted. >> reporter: and so his journey started by throwing out all the food in his house, deciding that every time he was hungry he would walk one mile to the closest walmart and one mile home to eat his meal. doing this for a year and a half. losing a whopping 200 pounds. >> you walk to walmart three types a day and y walking six miles, it was amazing because i've never walked six mys in my life and i was doing it every day. >> saying good-bye to junk food, fast food and soda and hello to clean eating. >> basically was vegetables, meat and clean carbs. >> reporter: carbs such as sweet potatoes, brown rice, quinoa and teal cut oatmeal and learning along the way that he'd never be able to eat certain foods again. >> once i figured out dairy was
diet and instanted started losing weight again. >> reporter: from that to workouts at the gym inclined on the treadmill pushing the sled, lifting weights and now he can do it all. >> 600 pounds, i couldn't even go to a gym. i didn't fit on machines. >> reporter: from fat pat to possible pat. 330 pounds lighter. not only changing his own life but encouraging his 1-year-old son as >> set an example for my son so he can come up and be possible pat too. good job! >> this story makes me so happy. amazing. pat has undergone the final step in his transformation, just this week he had surgery to remove about 30 pounds of excess skin. he had really been looking forward to that at home recovering and feeling good of the we hope he's watching. congratulations on everything you've achieved. >> pat is jacked. not only setting the bar for the
he eats. >> this is one day of what pat was eating before when he was more than 600 pounds. >> one day. >> the snugs here. >> 100 chicken nuggets. we have a shake, we have a huge meatball sandwich, doughnuts, candy, a whole bag of cereal. lots of soda and the dairy he mentioned. this is what pat is eating today. this is about 11,000 calories. this is 2200. all fresh whole foods, nothing processed really setting a great with also the exercise. simple walks to walmart. now have to pull off a simple walk to dr. ashton and lose a few calories. joined now by our contributor dr. jen ashton board certified in east beastie medicine. i made the walk. anyway, this is just incredible. you heard that he watched what he ate. how much of that is crucial to losing any kind of weight? >> a large part of it in the nutrition world we call this the
it's not just about what we're eating but how much and i'm going to break some news here, david. you know what the best diet is that data has shown? >> best? >> the one that works for you. he found what works for him. my prescription here, portion control. so important. we saw it there. it's important for everyone. >> the first instinct is to just hit the gym hard. we see the olympic athletes out in times square for us but so much has to do with food first, watching what you eat then the gym. >> absolutely, but, look, what we do in the gym, how we move is important for not just how feel but what people see on the outside. the institute of medicine recommends to lose weight, 60 minutes of moderate intensity exercise a day. for men you want to drop your caloric by about 500 calories a day, for women it's about 400 calories a day. my prescription for fitness. mix it up. lift weights and do cardio and want to work in the interval. >> make it interesting. >> the other thing too, this complex, obesity, you can't just think of it as food or exercise. there's much more there.
using in the world of obesity, behind the diet and fitness talk about fda approved weight loss medications. there are numerous ones that are on the market. you can lose between 3 and 10% of your body weight but to be clear, there can be side effects. they can be expensive. my prescription is try to see a physician who is board certified in obesity medicine to see if it's an option. >> pat is getting surgery after the fact that remove the excess skin. what about surgery going in. >> we have over 20 on bariatric surgery. it can be life saving. it is not a quick fix. my prescription, if you tried all of these and you're still obese, go see a bariatric surgeon. see if you may be a candidate. >> if you're overwhelmed look at pat and that story. isn't it incredible. >> i love this story. coming up -- thanks, dr. jen ashton. we showed you a weight loss win. next the workout win. our gold medal moms showing us their best moves to stay in
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editor emily abbate is going to be leading our "gma" livestream on facebook and our website and we have two gold medalist moms going to show us their best moves. you have two little girls. you have two little boys. your olympic career is behind you but you kept in shape. tell us how. >> i crave the intense workout but without it putting so much stress on my body. that's something where i'm glad i retired but. >> i don't crave that as a stay -at-home mom and constantly getting up and kept me in decent shape. >> your children are beautiful. you should see them. >> jess, softball, what do you do? >> arm, whether you're thinking rowing, softball, swimming, arms are so important but incorporating the whole body, the olympic throwdown. so you get into a squat, you're going to bring it to your chest and get it overhead and throw it down. pick it back up.
throwdown, robin, incorporates the entire body along with it. >> you want to get the entire body in on it. with gymnasts we see so many aspects of their body thaw want to work. start with what part. >> the legs, i mean, we are doing a lot on the vault and we need how to jump so lunge and kick is a modification, lunge and kick. if you want to add more intensity, lunge and kick jump. now, always good to have a table or chair next to you for you see i'm even falling. how about for the core? a lot don't want to work the core. >> here's a basic move gymnasts, a hollow hold. it looks easy and it's not very easy, but i like to add intensity by holding my little daughters overhead and adds modification, armsover our chest or slightly bend your knees. only hold it for 30 seconds. gymnasts will hold it for five minutes. >> i try not to be marilyn
emily, where are you, emily. hi, how are you? >> hey. emily abbate with a great body is emily. a lot of people who watch us say, hey, this is great. they're former olympians and can do these great moves. how can you modify it with people with back problems. >> we always say and encourage our readers, form is king. the last thing we want you to do is get into a high volume of moves without making sure you have the right form. if you have back problems, feel free to simple as the push-up, instead of going in, plank and put the knees down, you get benefit without the unnecessary stress on your back. super important. >> i do that type of push-up. you know, at first i thought oh, boy, i'm wimping out. you still get the workout in and it is easier on the back. other suggestions you have for people who want to start a workout routine. >> you know, what's important is that you're finding something
you want to have fun with it. if you are not having fun you won't stick with it. if running is not your thing you won't stick with it. try doing pilates, going to a barre class. it's total great and wonderful. >> i'll see you for yoga at noon today. you can join our livestream and we'll be right back. let's get to it. keep doing it.
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