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good morning, america. happening now, tornadoes tear through the midwest taking down trees as massive lightning bolts rip through the sky. this as tropical storm danny brews in the atlantic. it could strengthen to a hurricane. fed up. hillary clinton defiant facing questions once again about those e-mails she turned over to the fbi. >> did you wipe it? >> what, with a cloth? >> the democratic front-runner throwing up her hands in frustration. taking the stand, the young accuser in that alet prep school trial testifying about the fellow student who she says sexually assaulted her. the defense firing back. the e-mails they say tell a completely different story. and breaking overnight home at last. rosie o'donnell reunited with her missing daughter grateful after a week-long search.
>> i'm so happy that she's been found, rosie. >> thank you very much. >> how they finally found her 17-year-old safe and sound on the jersey shore. >> good morning, america. a lot to get to. you saw hillary clinton taking some questions on her e-mails. well, a new poll out this morning, new cnn poll shows those questions may be taking a toll, dropping below 50% for the first time. bernie sanders coming on strong and donald trump closing the gap as well. jon karl will be here with more on that. >> but first we want to get right to the severe weather, tornadoes spotted tearing through the midwest and ginger is here with the very latest on that, good morning, ginger. >> at least four reported tornadoes from eastern iowa to livingstone, illinois, among the nearly 60 storm reports from the texas panhandle all the way to new england. >> i hope this thing is not
coming at us. >> reporter: tornadoes tearing across northern illinois. and eastern iowa. >> get in the basement. >> reporter: at wrigley field in chicago. >> all of a sudden it just opened up and poured. you couldn't get to the exit fast enough. >> reporter: tens of thousands of fans scrambling to take cover. a downpour at the cubs/tigers game. >> here comes the rain and it is really coming down. >> reporter: blinding rain in southeastern kansas and in om a omaha, lightning striking a tree too close. in missouri, 12 bolts illuminating the sky in less than 30 seconds and in charleston, south carolina, almost 4 inches of rain clogging streets swallowing underpasses. along that same cold front and low pressure system it will be the lower peninsula of michigan and half of the upper peninsula of michigan, grand rapids all in the wind path, the primary threat then we have to talk
about tropical storm danny. this thing with max sustained winds of 50 miles per hour moving north-northwest and looks like it will run into dry air before it gets to the eastern caribbean. we will follow it, of course. for now back to george and amy. >> thanks very much. the race for the white house, your voice, your vote and some tough questions for hillary clinton on the campaign trail. democratic front-runner defiant during a testy exchange about her e-mails as that brand-new poll shows the questions may be having a bite. jon karl joins us with all the latest. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, george. this morning there is yet another indication that hillary clinton is having trouble in the polls and also coming just as she grew visibly irritated when asked more questions about that private e-mail server. hillary clinton is literally throwing up her hands at questions about her private e-mail server. >> my personal e-mails are my personal business, right?
so we went through a painstaking process, and turned over 55,000 pages of anything we thought could be work related. >> reporter: in a testy exchange in las vegas clinton was pressed on mr. she had erased the server she kept at her chappaqua home before turning it over to the fbi. >> we have turned over the server. they can do whatever they want to with the server to figure out what's there or not there. but we turned over everything that was work related, every single thing. >> reporter: over the weekend in iowa, hillary attempted a joke about her deleted e-mail. >> you may have seen that i recently launched a snapchat account. [ cheers and applause ] i love it. i love it. those messages disappear all by themselves. [ laughter ] >> reporter: vegas she took another stab at humor. >> did you wipe the server? >> what with like a cloth or something. >> reporter: but serious
questions remain. the fbi is investigating whether classified information in the former secretary of state's e-mails was mishandled and the tens of thousands of e-mails clinton admits deleting because she says they were personal. messages the fbi believes it may be able to recover. and in that new poll out this morning, george, 56% of voters say they believe that hillary did something wrong with her e-mails, yet, again, another indication that this is taking a toll on her campaign. >> yeah, it also shows her potential opponent is closing the gap including donald trump. >> reporter: first look at the democratic matchup. for the first time we see hillary clinton below 50% at 47%, bernie sanders rising 29%. joe biden, not even in the race at 14% and then there's the trump matchup. if you look at it now hillary clinton barely leads in a hypothetical matchup against donald trump, just six points
there. only a month ago trump had a 16 -- i mean was 16 points behind hillary clinton. >> that is really remarkable. also, little vignette from the campaign trail. we saw marco rubio, the perils of trying to be a regular guy in yeah, so take a look at this. he tries to throw it past that little kid and hits him right on the head. in fairness to marco rubio, george, it was a pretty good pass but rubio later said the quarterback always gets the blame. >> always gets the blame. >> the kid was fine, by the way. >> thank goodness. he took responsibility and is a pretty good football player. jon, thanks very much. now to a very frightening moment for passengers on board a u.s. airways flight. it slammed into the runway and scraped its tail before an aborted landing before coming in safely on its second try and david kerley is covering this story from washington. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, amy. federal safety investigators are probing this incident very deeply and secured both black boxes and an incident that could
have easily been a disaster. a us airways a321 slammed on to chlotte's runway this weekend while trying to land taking out landing light, scraping the bottom of the tail. >> we bounced it, went around and he's the one that had tail strike damage. if he had a tail strike he might have dropped some pieces all the way down the runway. >> this came within feet of being a terrible aircraft mishap. >> reporter: surprisingly the pilots may not have been aware they struck the ground. they were hitting the power to go around and try to land again. >> it really felt like a rocket ship going back up after we hit the ground. it was scary. >> reporter: the problem wind shear a column of air moving down quickly which can develop swiftly and strongly making landing difficult. >> we had about a 20 knot wind shear loss at about, oh, about 10 feet above. >> it tells me this came as close as you possibly can to having a major catastrophe.
he hit the ground, he hit the lights. he ran the tail along the ground before he was able to get airborne again. >> reporter: after that second landing, a safe landing the pilot was able to get 0 outside the aircraft and see the damage, those black boxes should tell him how the wind hit the aircraft and what the pilots did to react. >> hard and fast. thanks. the latest now on former subway spokesman jared fogle expected to plead guilty of charges of possessing child pornography. alex has more details. good morning. >> reporter: details still developing but the u.s. attorney could be here at the courthouse discussing possible charges a little bit later today. overnight abc news confirming jared the subway guy fogle is expected to plead guilty to charges related to a child porn investigation. subway severing ties with him following the news saying "we no longer have a relationship with jared and have no further
comment." the 37-year-old former pitchman avoiding cameras last monthout side his home in india as fbi and state police removed computers and other electronic devices taking it into this mobile forensics van parked into the driveway. >> how is he doing? >> i think he's going to do very well. >> reporter: at the time sources told us it was launched after the director of his foundation was arrested on child pornography charges. he has not entered a plea and fogle severed ties with him after his arrest and they say fogle was cooperating with police. >> in 1998 i weighed over 425 pounds. >> reporter: fogle becoming subway's pitchman and a household name 15 years ago after losing 245 pounds he credits to a diet of subway sandwiches and exercises. and we did reach out. at this point no comment from
fogle or his attorney. george. >> okay, thanks very much. top stories from dan harris and starting with landslides. >> breaking news overnight. three men missing after they got swept up in a massive sea of logs and mud. 24 hours of heavy rain triggered three landslides and the town of sitka. they are all presumed dead and terrain is so unstable recovery efforts had to be called off and people are bracing for more slides. outside seattle an explosion that leveled most of a motel 6. some firefighters were blown back 20 feet. a gas company worker was critically injured. major developments in the bombing of a tourist site in bangkok. that city is on edge and abc's terry moran is on the story. terry. >> reporter: good morning, dan. this morning police in thailand released this sketch of their prime suspect, young, spectacled, asian in appearance.
they think this is the man captured on camera at the scene of the attack leaving a backpack behind just minutes before the palace and they say they believe he is a part of a network of conspiracies behind the bombing and believe two other men seen in that video are also suspects but still don't know who they might be, what their motive is. whether they're thai or foreigners. at the scene, the shrine re-opened and people laying a few hours and authorities trying to get things back to normal but it is badly rattled now. >> a lot of questions and fear in that city. thank you. new developments in the killing of cecil the lion, the man whose land on which walter palmer killed him has now been charged. palmer himself who still hasn't been charged has now re-opened his dental practice. in a courtroom in tennessee, a fight breaking out right in front of the judge. the man who was attacked, accused of murdering his own niece.
the guy going after him was the victim's boyfriend. incredible scene here. general motors could soon become the first detroit automaker to sell cars in america that are made in china. gm is looking to import this car, the buick envision, compact crossover made at a plant in beijing, the autoworkers union has already blasted the idea. next time you write a restaurant review on yelp, you can also do one about the government. the government says the reviews that are posted will be taken seriously and will be used to improve service. get ready for a tsunami. finally, any time the "gma" chieftains let me fill in for amy there is a real risk i will finish the newscast with a cat video. this morning it's happening again. look at this baby who cannot contain herself every time mommy brings the cat over to the crib. check her out. she's in her little sleep sack
laughing uncontrollably at the mere sight of the cat. the feline characteristically is entirely unmoved and in fact steps on the baby. i have an 8-month-old who is obsessed with our cats. our cats detest him because every time we bring them close to him he tries to rip their faces off. yeah. >> squeeze them. >> don't you think you ought to take his side in this? >> no, no. >> good luck with that, dan. all right, thank you. now to that big news about the so-called female viagra. the fda approving the little pink pill for the very first time after previously rejecting it twice. "nightline" anchor juju chang has the latest. >> it's being billed as a major potential breakthrough for lola bead dough. even though technically unisex this newly approved drug is still very much shrouded in controversy. this morning, the fda making a big move approving a little pink
pill that proponents say could revolutionize the sex lives of millions of women dubbed the female viagra, flibanserin which is marketed under the name addyi treats hypoactive sexual desire disorder or lola bead dough which affects one in ten women. despite a vast array of drugs on the market that promote sexual arousal, addyi is the first for premenopausal women. it works different from viagra or cialis. this pill is designed to work on the brain blocking serotonin. this chemical suppresses sexual desire, evidence shows. >> this is an enormous advance in women's health. of all of the sexual dismupgs functions this is the by far the most common in every single age category and no options for women to offer up until now. >> not all doctors are promoting this pink pill. some call it useless and unsafe
with possible side effects like low blood pressure, nausea, dizziness and fainting spells. despite being rejected twice this past june ray number of women testified in front of a panel for the need of it. >> i had a wonderful, loving husband with no sexual feelings whatsoever. my marriage suffered greatly and the conversation of divorce on the table stemming from my low sexual desire. >> 18-6 in favor of addyi is what they voted. it will hit the market mid-october but pills like viagra and cialis are taken on demand which addyi, you need to take daily. $400 a month. that could drop to as low as 45 to 75 bucks a month but only if insurance will cover it and that's very much unclear. >> thanks very much. and dr. jen ashton will answer more about this pill in the next hour. that big relief for rosie
o'donnell. her 17-year-old daughter chelsea missing for a week was found safe on the jersey shore after o'donnell made a plea for help on social media. abc's mara schiavocampo here with more. >> reporter: o'donnell telling police her daughter left unexpectedly without a cell phone and was in need of her medication and spread the news on twitter. hours after that public plea a welcome break in the investigation. this morning, rosie o'donnell grateful after her missing 17-year-old daughter chelsea was found following a week-long desperate search. >> i feel so happy. >> i'm glad she's been found. >> thank you very much. >> reporter: the missing teen was found with an unidentified male and also obtained a new cell phone police were not aware of but do not suspect criminal activity. >> chelsea was located at a new jersey shore point and was of sound mind and body, was lucid, did not have any injuries, declined any medical attention.
>> reporter: just hours before o'donnell announcing chelsea, the second oldest of her five adopted children had leftt home with her 6-month-old therapy dog on tuesday, august 11th and hasn't been seen since. the comedian revealing like millions of people lives with mental illness and stopped taking her medication and is in need of medical attention. further worrying her family. children coping with mental illness a topic o'donnell opened up during her time as co-host on "the view". >> we're dealing with some significant mental illness which is another horrible crisis in the united states. how do we treat mentally ill children? >> reporter: now the comedian is grateful her daughter is okay. >> what were odom's words? >> oh, thank goodness, oh, thank you very much. she was very appreciative and you could tell there was a sense of relief. >> reporter: understandably relieved. now police picked chelsea up from the home she was staying in
without incident and don't know what the relationship is with the male she was with but don't think foul play was involved but simply a case of a runaway. >> so happy she is home safe and sound. to those strong storms in the south and ginger has the latest. >> some of the worst when you're sitting on the tarmac and say, okay, we have a ground delay and this is what you see out your window. you see lightning over and over. atlanta hartsfield. our friend who took the video eventually made it out because the storms did move up. from the southeast to a northeast. microburst, a possibility of one, 6'2". that is the tree root system that got knocked over. not the only tree, of course. we'll have so much more coming up but first the stormy cities.
jacqui: good morning, washingtgton. grab the umbrella and have it handy today. showers and thunderstorms kely in the afternoon hours. in between mostly cloudy skies with sunshine. thed, with temperatures in d to upper 80's. tonight, an isolated shower wh lows in the lower 70's. owers and thunderstorms torrow wilill bebe more widespsd and produce heavy downpour with drier >> we have a lot more coming up this morning including the latest on that former elite prep school student now facing sexual assault charges. his accuser takes the stand with emotional testimony.
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good morning, america. right now, the midwest facing severe weather as tornadoes take down trees overnight. and right now ashley madison known as the dating website for cheaters facing a major cyberattack. a security breach that could affect millions. a troubling report out about head lice. new research shows a large number may have a gene mutation making them resistant to over-the-counter treatment. >> not news to the ears of many parents right before school starts. good morning, america. so much more to get to. remember the video we brought you just yesterday, the dad stirring up a storm online for the way he went after a home run ball with his daughter. some suggesting he should have been more careful. he's join us for an exclusive. >> he decided to do an interview with us instead of talking to his wife. >> that's part of the process.
reckonciliatio reconciliation. >> all in preparation for him being on the cover of "good parenting" magazine. the testimony in the elite prep school trial, the young woman who says she was the victim of sexual assault accused a fellow student and gio benitez has the latest from concord. good morning, gio. >> reporter: george, good morning to you. it was a surprise testimony right at the start of the trial. the girl saying she tried to stop that encounter. this morning, day two of the trial that could shake one of america's most elite prep schools, taking the stand tuesday right at the start, the girl who says this young man, owen labrie, sexually assaulted her in an empty room in the science building at st. paul's school breaking down while identifying him in the courtroom. >> do you see owen in the courtroom today? >> yes, i do. he's right there. >> reporter: we're not showing you her face and we're distorting her voice. but prosecutors say she was just 15 when a then 18-year-old
labrie first e-mailed her inviting her to that upstairs room which she declined. >> how did you go about saying no to that? >> i sent an e-mail back to him. >> reporter: but labrie's attorney reading some of the student's online exchanges to the jury as part of his defense offering evidence that prior to meeting, the young woman wrote to labrie to meet only if it's our little secret. then e-mails after the alleged rape. >> owen to her, you're a gem. in response to you're a gem, you're not too bad yourself. i also lost my earring up there. life is hard. yes, life is difficult. ha, ha, ha, ha, ha. does this sound like texting where she was unwilling that night? >> reporter: both sides say the school has a culture of sex among some older male students. a tradition called the senior salute where graduating boys would try to take the virginity
of younger girls. >> there were students who believed that the defendant and some of his friends were competing to see who could slay the largest number of girls. >> reporter: labrie watching tuesday as the jurors visited the room where the alleged attack happened. he's pleaded not guilty and is expected to take the stand. the girl is now 16. she'll likely take the stand again today to finish her testimony. the school says these allegations are not emblematic of the students and faculty there. >> okay, gio, thanks. let's talk to dan abrams. probably two days of testimony from the girl and that's the wohl case. >> they need her to be credible to the jury to even have a viable case at all. these jurors have to believe her but even if they do, they still have to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt. and i think those text messages are going to be critical in this case. >> the text messages. it's the messages that came
after the incident. >> the ones that came before are not particularly relevant so she says let's keep this our little secret. to me that doesn't matter at all. the question is what happened afterwards. the text messages afterwards will be problematic for prosecutors no matter how you view it. no matter why she did it. those text messages could be the reasonable doubt that the defense needs. >> because that's all they need is reasonable doubt. it's possible they could believe she said no but also believe the text messages, would that be -- >> again, if the jurors think that this probably might have happened the way she says it, that's not good enough. this is one of those cases where the legal standard really matters. when you have to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt and there's the possibility that the jurors will say, yeah, i think it probably happened that way but proof beyond a reasonable doubt, i'm not sure of that. that's where the prosecutors
could have trouble here with convincing these jurors beyond a reasonable doubt and, look, by the way, i don't think it matters have you 11 men and 3 -- >> no. >> if it was 11 men and 3 women, i would say the same thing. i'm much more concerned about who ty are than their gender. you could have 11 women who would decide to judge another women. who knows what they're like. much more important what their background is than their gender. >> thanks very much. an abc news exclusive and hearing for the first time from two of the men held hostage by a gunman suspected of killing a dentist and wounding deputies in jawbone canyon before he was fracked down and killed after a massive manhunt. abc's kayna whitworth has the story. >> reporter: you're 19 years old and you're like this is how my life is going to end. >> that's the same act thought. this lunatic is really going to kill me. >> reporter: jonathan and keaton speaking out for the first time about their terrifying ordeal
held hostage by benjamin peter ashley, the murder suspect who sparked a massive two-week manhunt. >> could have shot the gun a thousand times and you wouldn't hear it. >> reporter: they embarked on a hunting trip to this remote cabin east of bakersfield, california, but this trip taking a dramatic turn when they found themselves staring down ashley's shotgun barrel. >> what scared us the most was that it was a sawed off. >> reporter: he forced them into the cabin one by one. >> he said, bam, bam, bam. all you guys can be in heaven. >> reporter: he started placing propane tanks all around the cabin. >> my thought was is he going to blow us up. >> reporter: they devised a man to escape telling ashley he could take their atv. will knowing the area sent him in a direction he knew would buy them time to run. uns once ashley left they bolted. no food, no water. running for that lives. >> we had to dive off the side
of the road into rocks -- >> a 15-mile hike. >> finally after three hours, one of the boy's fathers found them on the side of the road. >> 15 miles from where they started. >> reporter: the three men now realizing just how lucky they were. >> as of right now i'm a little jumpy, but and don't mess with me, but other than that, just grateful. >> very grateful. >> reporter: for "good morning america," kayna whitworth, abc news, bakersfield, california. >> what an incredible escape there. >> harrowing story. >> thank you, kayna. time for another check of the weather and ginger. >> smoky sunsets have become the norm in the pacific northwest. richland, washington, that milky sun that makes a pretty sunset usually. the red flag warning in colorado and wyoming and winds are about to pick up especiall
muggyui: another warm and day aheaead, mostly clcloudy sks with sunshine here and there. >> all that weather brought to you by swiffer and here is that composite shot from chicago overnight. the lightning brilliant across there. it's beautiful. >> from a distance. >> not while it was happening. okay, ginger. thanks. a warning about those beautiful aquariums. you may not know this but that coral inside could make you and your family sick. after we are all inside for a while, it gets pretty stuffy. when dad opens up the window, what's the first thing he does? the tobin stance. but when we open up the windows, you can see the dust floating around. there's dog hair. pollen. more work. (doorbell) whoa! what's this? swiffer sweeper! swiffer dusters! removes up to 70% of dust and allergens.
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latest. >> reporter: they're beautiful to look at but could there be a danger lurking beneath the surface in that aquarium at home? >> they can be dangerous, especially if you don't know the risk involved in keeping these corals. >> reporter: a new report from the cdc warning about palytoxin poisoning. >> it's a marine toxin found in a specific type of coral that is commonly sold to home aquariums. >> reporter: when it is broken or comes into contact with boiling water it could release a dangerous poison into the air causing people to get sick with symptoms including fever, nausea, joint and muscle pain and difficulty breathing. >> the health care provider might not recognize it. there is no one test that can be performed. >> reporter: mario started feeling ill after removing a
rock from his tank and boiling it. his wife and dogs too. >> my wife was complaining her chest hurts and she was laboring breathing. i was laboring breathing. the dogs were too and i knew something was up at that point but i did not know what. reversal agent.ne antidote or if patients start feeling any of the symptoms, they should definitely see their doctor immediately. >> reporter: after a trip to the emergency room mario and his family recovered. the experience teaching tango even more about his beloved hobby. >> everien mall in the world has its own defensive mechanism and coral has its own. what i learned is to handle carefully. i'll have the aquarium probably for the rest of my life. >> reporter: what can you do to stay safe? >> treat all like they're toxic. don't take risks, wear gloves, and wash with anti-bacterial soap. >> reporter: you have to remember coral is a live animal and one expert even calling it
like a sea skunk that can poison the air ifhey feel threatened. treat it carefully and take basic precautions that can make a difference. >> thanks so much. never heard that one before. >> standing in front of a huge aquarium over there. >> yes. >> it looks dangerous. >> and those fish are real. >> that's a lot of sea skunk over there in she is not touching the coral. coming up that dad that went for the home run ball is taking flack for tumbling over with his little daughter right there. we'll hear from him next on "gma." crisp garden vegetables... fresh local milk, real cream... and no artificial flavors. now you know why nothing else tastes like philadelphia® garden vegetable. rich, creamy, and delicious. now with even more crisp vegetables. only philadelphia®.
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now to that dad making headlines for this catch at a baseball game monday night. eli strickland spoke exclusive ly to abc. >> eli strickland joins us. eli, good morning, and thanks for being with us. >> good morning. thank you for having me. >> i think it's fair to say millions of people have now watched you jump over that railing with your little girl in tow trying to nab that home run ball and i think a lot of those people were thinking what was that guy thinking? what was going through your mind when you did that? >> i've always wanted to catch a home run ball and so i was coming, it's coming, it's coming and i didn't have the foresight
to set my daughter down and so when it came to me i bobbled it and i reached down and i grabbed it. i had it in my glove and, you know, i knew i could hold on to my daughter and i thought i could get the ball at the same time and it just didn't work out that way. >> that was happening when you were experiencing it. what was it like watching you do that on video played brack? >> to be honest it looks much worse than i think it was but it doesn't look good, i'll admit that. >> and to that point, what did your wife say? >> she didn't say much for a long time, you know, obviously she was mortified and, you know, mops and dads are wired much differently. she was -- she's like, what are you doing? how could you possibly do this? so -- >> what did you say back to her? >> you know, i said obviously in hindsight i'd have set the baby
down but it all happens in three seconds. >> how is little penelope? >> she's good. if you see in the video she's sitting there munching popcorn and having the time of her life about two minutes after the fact. she's great. >> all right, well, we're glad everyone is okay. eli strickland, thank you so much for getting up and joining us this morning. >> you got it, thank you. >> we'll keep you updated if his wife starts talking to him again. >> it looked worse than it was. >> yeah. >> years of therapy. >> we'll be right back. ♪ (dorothy) toto, i've a feeling we're not in kansas anymore... (morpheus) after this, there is no turning back. (spock) history is replete with turning points. (kevin) wow, this is great.
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good morning, america. it's 8 a.m. and the latest on the pink pill that could mean big changes for women. why popping it is no easy fix and how you know if you need it. dr. jennifer ashton answering all your questions. ♪ dancing is back and we're about to reveal who is headed into the ballroom for this blockbuster season. could val be champ again? will derek come back? the entire pro list this morning. this girl is on fire. ♪ kelly clarkson like you've never heard her before. the superstar singer with brand-new covers. wait till you hear what she's singing. ♪ and we're behind the wheel with racing's biggest star dale earnhardt jr. as we say -- >> good morning, america. ♪ i like to move it move it
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leaving thousands of people there without power. last night's cubs game hit by a powerful storm. play was delayed more than two hours. more weather from ginger coming up. across the west, meanwhile, nearly a hundred wildfires burning stretching resources to the limit. fire conditions haven't been as bad there in nearly a century. hillary clinton clearly fed up with the constant questions about her e-mail and private server. clinton was defiant in las vegas saying her personal e-mails are her personal business and insisted she turned everything over that was work related but the controversy may be taking a toll. in a new poll of democratic candidates clinton has slipped below 50% for the first time. hackers have made good on a threat to expose millions of users of a dating website that caters to people looking for extramarital affairs. personal information stolen from ashleymadison.com has now popped up online. more now from abc's t.j. holmes.
>> reporter: the website ashley madison famous for encouraging its users to secretly cheat on their spouse -- >> life is short. have an affair. >> reporter: has been caught with its pants down this morning after a group calling itself, the impact team dumped ten gigabytes of private customer information on the dark web. the dump includes 36 million e-mail address, 9.6 million transactions plus partial credit card information, street names and phone number, more than 15,000 of the e-mail addresses appear to originate from government and military servers although there's been no verification. the hackers threatened to publish names and nude photo unless ashley madison with another site owned by avid media is taken down. >> it's easy to do in an anonymous fashion and has a high return and it has a very live risk. >> reporter: coming on the risk of other high-profile attacks like tony and target, this appears to be motivated by
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yoplait original with no artificial sweeteners, no artificial flavors, and no high fructose corn syrup. welcome back. time now for our "heat index" and this morning's hot button. more on the fda approving so-called female viagra for the first time after previously rejecting it twice addressing the most common sexual dysfunction in women. experts calling it a huge advance and dr. jen ashton joins us live from l.a. to break it all down for us. good morning, jen. >> good morning, amy. >> so why do you think it's taken so long for a drug like this to be approved? >> well, i think there are a lot of reasons. first of all, the female sexual cycle is way more complex than it is in men. there's not one problem for female sexual dysfunction so, therefore, there won't be one treatment. i think also to get a drug through fda clearances, people probably have heard, it needs to prove safety and efficacy over
that of placebo and i think that this is possibly another area that we're seeing gender inequality here. i mean viagra, drugs for erectile dysfunction have been available for almost 20 years. why it's taken so long to get something for women is a big question. >> so, for women watching this how do you know this drug could be for you? >> well, i think the first step is women have to talk to their doctors, their primary care doctor, their ob/gyns and those doctors have to ask their patients about it. then we need to exclude medical causes that could contribute to low libido like a physical cause. you need to consider other forms of therapy like seeing a psychologist or sex therapist and ask yourself is this patient a candidate to take this drug safely? it can cause problems with blood pressure and interact with alcohol and make sure that the person you're prescribing it for can take it with minimum rick of side effects.
>> speaking to that, what more needs to be known about this drug going forward? >> well, i think what i'm going to be looking for is obviously the safety and efficacy in patients taking it but needs to be formally studied in postmenopausal women and gay women. those two were excluded from the clinical trial and deserve attention and a good sex life also. >> do you think the approval of this drug changes the discussion, the dialogue about women and sex in this country? >> absolutely. and, you know, i think if you take a step back from the specifics about this medication and the economic or financial aspects, the political or social aspects or medical aspects what we're doing is finally getting into a dialogue about female sexual health and the more we do that, the more we can talk about that in the context of overall health and that's a very, very positive step in the right direction and it's long overdue. >> everybody wins, dr. jen. thank you very much.
you can tweet dr. ashton with your questions about this drug @drjashton. the latest in our series stress rescue. children's anxiety increased over the past five decades and especially at thisime when everyone is getting ready to go back to school. mara schiavocampo is here with more. >> reporter: nearly 80% of teachers say helping students deal with stress is one of their biggest concerns in the classroom. what can parents do and what do they need to look out for? headaches, stomachache, even trips to the emergency room. these are some of the symptoms of stress exhibited by kids as young as age 5. >> stress and anxiety is one of the biggest struggles that are children and youth are facing. >> reporter: michele kambolis is author of "generation stressed" and says she's seen a steady uptick of stressed out kids peaking when they head back to
school. >> the anticipation and not knowing what to expect, all of that anticipatory anxiety can really be upsetting to them. >> reporter: according to a study conducted over the course of five years by nationwide children's hospital, kids' trips to the emergency room concerning headaches jumped 31% in the fall. 7-year-old hanna faustus of arlington, knows all about school-related stress. >> i get headaches, i get get the feeling that i'm going to throw up. >> reporter: hanna's home carrie said it became more pronounced a few days before school started this jeer. >> the routine and the schedule and going back and the transition, that does produce some anxiety. >> reporter: while every kid is different, experts recommend trying these tips, encourage your kids to put down the ipad and get up and exercise. use active listening, stay
empathetic and repeat what your child says to make jour you understand them correctly and create a worry wall where kids can add their worries to avoid internalalizing stress. >> talking to her, reassuring her that we're here for her, we love her no matter what happens. >> when i get worried i talk to my mom. >> reporter: now, every kid, of course, reacts differently to high-pressure situations and the first step make sure that nobody is perfect and that they should tell the adults this their life when they're feeling a little overwhelmed. we all get overwhelmed. >> these kids are not overwhelmed right now. different kinds of exercise doesn't have to be super intensive. >> these brothers are demonstrating high intensity exercise but this can raise cortisol levels, the tress hormone, maybe not the best thing. these kids over here are playing a game. more moderate and lower their
cortisol levels and release endorphins which makes you feel good and you can play with them in they are having a good time right there. okay, thank you, para. back inside to amy. thanks, george and mara. coming up next in our "heat index" a big "dancing with the stars" announcement revealing the pros who will take to the dance floor and abc's abbie boudreau has the latest. ♪ >> reporter: they're back. "gma" getting a sneak peek at some of this season's pro dancers. >> let's go. wow, leading up to "dancing with the stars" season 21, they're hitting the studio rehearsing the show's opening number for the first time. >> the first day of school. >> reporter: derek, witney, peta, val, artem, mark, alison, sharna and one big surprise. >> hi. >> hi. >> reporter: you're back. >> i am back! >> reporter: fan favorite karina smirnoff. >> fans miss you. >> i couldn't tell them that i am coming back because i
couldn't let the cat out of the bag but the cat is here. >> the champion. >> reporter: defending champ val chmerkovskiy is also back. >> i want to do it again. >> reporter: val and cast mate artem more than ready to meet their celebrity partners. >> we're known to be the heartthrobs of the show and we -- sexy, seductive. >> reporter: if you don't say so yourself. >> if i may say so myself. the truth is i love my partners, every single partner i have i love them unconditionally. >> where keep us in the dark more than everybody else. >> reporter: which celebrities. >> i do know one person but i can't tell you. >> i'll beat him up later and get it out of him. >> reporter: the dancers not shy about revealing their dream partners. >> zac efron. zac, you want to dance? >> i love it. >> i know that ryan gosling is a dancer, so i mean a girl can hope. >> reporter: shakira.
>> john stamos. >> terry cruz. >> hugh jackman. >> reporter: i even got my own private dance lesson. >> i was going to teach you. val and artem teach me the salsa. am i the luckiest woman? for "good morning america," abbie boudreau, abc news, los angeles. >> pretty darned lucky. >> yeah. the new "dancing with the stars" cast will be revealed on "gma" september 2nd. we want to know which celebrity you would like to see on "dancing with the stars" so you can tweet us with the #socialsquare. outside now to ginger. >> good morning, guys. look who we found. a 16th birthday over here and this is charlotte from maryland. your sign is awesome. it says, can i be your mini zee? absolutely. what do you want to say to everyone. >> good morning, america. >> i think she's got it. she's got it down. let's check the weather forecast. that low pressure system that did all the damage yesterday with the tornadoes and damaging wind, well, it's moving to the east. most of the state of michigan going to see the action today
but heavy rains from just south of little rock and right there, charlotte, in eastern pennsylvania, along that cold front and behind it, way colder air. look at those jacqui: good morning, washington. grab the umbrella and have it handy today. showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon hours. in between mostly cloudy skies with sunshine. themid, with temperatures in mid to upper 80's. night, an isolated s shower with lows in the lower 70's. showers and thunderstorms torrow will be more widespread and produce heavy downpours with drier conditions. >> oh, how sweet was charlotte. i'm totally stealing her. >> thank you. we begin with the top trending story on our website. tim mcgraw teaming up with a new collaborator. now, it's not his wife this time but his daughter, gracie.
the teenager recently joined her daddy on stage for a beautiful father/daughter duet in nashville singing the new song "here tonight." take a listen. ♪ somewhere in the air ♪ there's something in the -- >> when you grow up in that family you better have a set of pipes on you. 18-year-old gracie may be all grown up but clearly for mcgraw she'll always be his little girl. how sweet. i love watching him sing with his wife. now to get the little girl -- >> not soo little. >> 18. remind i'm getting older. three time grammy winner kelly clarkson has written loads of amazing love songs in her time but last night on "jimmy kimmel live" she found a surprising new source of inspiration. tinder profiles. take a listen. ♪ i have a foot fetish and willing to pay for your mpedi
nails and worship your feet ♪ ♪ and worship your feet i got a foot fetish ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> a piece on a foot fetish. >> i did. i did. i tried to squeeze that in. ♪ i'm at the westin in ft. lauderdale ♪ >> the foot fetish was the only reason i didn't do tinder. i stuck with okcupid. can you imagine singing about dating profiles? she would have a ball with mine. don't list your foot fetish, people. let's just start with that little tip. sisters are doing it for themselves with jennifer hudson said to be in talks to play aretha franklin in a movie about her life. the biopic -- dan, did i say that right -- >> it's better than biopic. >> is being done by one of the guys from "straight outta compton" and will focus on the
queen of soul's rise to fame in the '60s and '70s. jennifer hudson has played one before. it won her an oscar in "dreamgirls." a little r-e-s-p-e-c-t. >> look how great she looks. what a success story. >> absolutely. >> and all started from reality tv. >> "american idol." >> kid, dream big. we got this. a very important "pop news" investigation. this morning, george, you're going to love -- >> you bringing this back. >> the man bun. yep, it's a big trend taking red carpets by storm. can it be pulled off in the real world? >> no. >> we asked joe zee to cut through the hype. >> a hair-raising trend that's got tinseltown tied up in a bun. a man bun. >> you can see it in hollywood
on actors like leonardo dicaprio. chris hemsworth. >> reporter: no longer just for girls, now guys are loving them too. >> i think a lot of women and girlfriends are like, i want my guy to be rocking a man bun because it's kind of cool and kind of hot. >> reporter: editor in chief of yahoo! style says it's a look most men can pull off. is there a way to mess it up. >> there's a fine line. if it's too messy it looks sloppy. >> reporter: in search of the perfect bun, meet j.d. hoping for that orlando bloom look, clint inspired by jake gyllenhaal's half bun and this one -- >> my hair grows really slow. >> do you call it a man bun? >> guilty, yeah. >> seeing it everywhere. >> on the streets in the runways. >> reporter: lindsey adair transforming their long locks into modern buns. >> create the knot.
there you are. >> reporter: at spoke & weal in west hollywood. >> what do you think? >> i think it's exactly what i was going for every time. >> reporter: but you'll need more than just the bun. >> he has that facial hair. >> the whole look. >> maybe we'll just try a classic shirt like that and roll up the sleeves. >> reporter: after a quick change -- >> come on in. oh, wow. >> see. >> yes. >> and it all works. >> reporter: from everyday hipsters to hollywood trend setters, for "good morning america," abbie boudreau, abc news, los angeles. >> now, i'm not normally a fan but we do have one guy in the house right now who puts it off adorably. yeah, the man bun. >> i am a fan of his man bun. >> it depends on the man. >> where do you draw the line between man bun and ponytail. >> when you let it out, the bun is tight. >> that's not very tight. >> that's tight. high and tight. >> sara will be back with dale
we want to get an update on the weather right now with jacqui jeras. weather like yesterday, grab the umbrella, winds coming in from the south in our region, we need to wait for the cold front across the but thatmidsection will not happen until late in the week. hour by hour forecast, 84 degrees by lunch, the best chance for rain will be this afternoon and highs will be in the upper 80's. no wet weather tomorrow, looks nice to end the week. no accident on the interstate as we begin with a look at 626. eastbound delays of course that are volume related and on 29 we have a crash with police on the scene.
on the capital beltway traveling through fairfax county, delays to mclean on the inner loop. road, headed to branch avenue. melanie? an urgent plea from d.c. police. they say it time to act down on illegal firearms. detectives are investigating three separate deadly shootings in 24 hours, pushing the sears october 27. batman was fatally onck -- struck iron car interstate 70. he frequently dressed up as batman to cheer up sick children at local hospitals. the funeral is set for noon. you can get more traffic and weather on news channel 8.
hold on, sara. there she is taking a little bit of a spin with dale earnhardt jr. i think that's a real smile on her face. >> that's terrifying, george. >> if only they had lap straps. it was a retro car. >> we are backstage with 5 seconds of summer, gearing up for our concert in the park just two days away. >> juju chang is back. a story about not letting anything get in the way of your goals. climbing mt. kilimanjaro is one of the toughest challenges you can take on even if you're in peak condition. she may have weighed 300 pounds, that did not stop her from
reaching the stop. juju has her story. >> she tried to climb kilimanjaro not once, not twice but three times and all while her weight yo-yoed dramatically. the triumphs and defeats and realized the toughest peak she had to conquer was in her heart. it's brutal for anyone but when you weigh 300 pounds it's next to impossible. her first trek up the mountain had been a triumph for the 32-year-old and lost 120 pounds and was eager to celebrate her success. >> everybody was focusing on how much weight i had lost and it was great. it was an amazing experience. my husband and i both summited together. >> reporter: a year later as a new mom she gained back more than half the weight she worked so hard to lose and then she went back to the tallest mountain in africa. >> i was really in a dark place and wanted to get myself out but, again, i didn't do the work that was necessary to end up on top of the mountain again. >> reporter: she chronicled her
battles in "gorge," my journey up kilimanjaro at 300 pounds. gorge has a double meaning. >> it's the low point between two mountains and if you eat too much. >> reporter: a journey fraught with personal drama. as a 9-year-old she dealt with her parents' divorce by hiding in the pantry comforting herself with snacks. why do people binge and do it so secretly? >> it's about not feeling. it's about -- binging is about swallowing your feelings, really. i would binge in private because then i wouldn't have to feel the hard stuff or even the happy stuff. >> reporter: as a 12-year-old during a sexual assault she said she offered her attacker something to eat which ended the attack. you said food saved me in the book. >> yeah, maybe it did. maybe food saved me for a short time but like a lot of bad habits or addictions it became the thing that consumed me. >> reporter: kara finally realized instead of radical weight loss she needed smaller sustainable victories to keep
her obsessive eating under control. in 2011 she set out to climb kilimanjaro for a third time. >> climbing up that far is not pleasant in a lot of ways. >> you didn't get any help from the guides who were betting against you. >> if we're going to -- >> did you place any money bets? you should. bet on me. bet on me. >> reporter: kara reached the top of kilimanjaro once again this time weighing 300 pounds but no longer weighted down. >> i felt tremendous gratitude for the journey that i had taken. and there was a knowing at that moment that i was the one who had to decide which baggage that i would continue to carry with me. i'm not talking about my backpack. >> reporter: for "good morning america," juju chang, abc news, summit, new jersey. >> kara very candidly told me she still struggles with food addictions but quieter. she's enjoying bite-size
victories and savoring the adventures of being a mom every day. >> thank you. >> well, it's a pretty good day at work when you get to ride shotgun with nascar champ dale earnhardt jr., that pleasure and thrill was all mine when dale took me for a spin at the famous bristol pote speedway. ♪ that's me doing doughnuts in a convertible with nascar megastar, dale earnhardt jr. >> i didn't know you could do that. >> you didn't know you could do it without snow. >> i'm from iowa. we did them in parking lots. >> reporter: well, you're not in iowa anymore, sara. actually i was riding shotgun with dale jr. in bristol, temperature, at the famed bristol motor speedway, the fastest half mile in the country. "gma" got an exclusiove sneak peek as mountain dew was filming a new video featuring dale earnhardt.
>> this is a 360 experience where a fan can basically be in the moment. you know, you can take a look around wearing the 360 goggles and take a look around and you're in the experience. >> reporter: the technology is cutting edge. they've already done virtual reality videos for skateboarding. >> ah, this is awesome. am i going snowboarding. that's me with the goggles on tearing down a mountain on a snowboard. and met up with dale jr. at a burger joint near the frack in bristol where they were rigging the car. will russell is the head of production. what makes this different? >> the big thing is the 360 seeing everything in one shot. so these are six action cameras in a cluster. >> reporter: okay. >> the reason they're in a cluster they're equally spaced to capture this way, that way, up, down. >> there's nothing missing. >> nothing missing. >> that means when fans put on the goggles it will be just like riding shot of gun with dale
inju jr.? are you literally like an inch away? >> no, sometimes. >> who would you want to see in a virtual reality world? >> what would i like to experience. >> yeah. >> i think it would be great to be in a huddle on the field of an nfl game. >> you hear that, peyton manning? this is better than a roller coaster. >> and if you're wondering what video games dale played, super mario brothers like everyone else and the dale jr. will debut at the bristol night race august 22nd. that was amazing. >> everyone gets to do what you did. >> well, virtually. their stomach won't be tossed. i had a rough time with that. >> you smiled through the whole thing. >> i hung in will in let's head over to ginger. >> so much fun, sara. now we'll have fun with ask zee. our question comes from 10-year-old sam vanderveen. he writes down the forecast every morning and reports it to
his family, his mother said. here's sam. >> what is the color yellow mean on the radar? >> that is an awesome question, sam. and to answer it let's look at our radar. now, keep in mind different radar displays use different color tables so might be different when you look online. in general green represents light rain. yellow to orange is moderate rain and red is heavy. you're see reflectivity. it's returned to the radar. yellow to orange, 35 to 40 dbz. decibels of reflectivity. key can talk more online. if you have a question post their video question muggyui: another warm and day ahd, mostly cloudy skies with sunshine here and there.
>> and all that weather brought to you by target. you guys get that, dbz. >> i love it. >> don't forget. >> my favorite segment of the day, now to our countdown to friday's huge concert just two days after 5 seconds of summer takes center stage in central park. we caught up with the guys backstage at their rockout with your socks out tour. take a look. >> right now come on the tour with us. we'll show you around. ♪ she's got a heart though >> so, "gma," this is 5 seconds of summer's dressing room. ♪ >> 80 shows. >> this is what we live out of. this is michael's apartment. ♪ yeah she's kind of hot >> reporter: in 70 cities. >> in this band we try to remain healthy believe it or not. >> yep. >> so that's why we keep doritos and popcorn with us wherever we go. ♪ everyone was --
>> they played for over a million fans across four continents. ♪ halfway there >> we do play guitars. >> reporter: this friday they're bringing it to "gma." >> hey, thanks for coming with us backstage. >> we're still counting down the days to "gma" on friday. >> don't forget -- >> all: good morning, america! >> you know, we're counting down too, guys. 5 seconds of summer in central park just two days away on "good morning america." coming up next, robin's interview with lily tomlin about her brand-new movie. stay with
and we're back with lily tomlin, the actress just received her 22nd emmy nomination and now stars in the new film "grandma." robin sat down with her. >> i'm joined by actress lily tomlin, one of my all-time faves. she's had an incredible career, movie, theater, tv, just nominated for an emmy in the next application series "grace and frankie" and lighting up the big screen a new moved called "grandma." she'll take on just about anybody. let's take a look. >> okay. >> i'm going to have to ask you to leave. >> when? when are you going to have to ask us? >> i'll have to ask you to leave now. >> oh, you are asking us. >> yes, you're disturbing the
customer. >> i'm a customer. do you know what a customer is. >> i know what a customer is. >> a customer pays for your services so i'm a customer. what other customers are we disturbing? oh, them. ozzie harriet. >> that's humor. would you please give a good morning america welcome to lily tomlin. >> thank you. >> i know. >> thank you, thank you. >> i hope you're feeling the love here. this movie -- it caught me off guard. it's funny and makes you think and the director said that he wrote it with you in mind. when you first read the script did you hear your voice? >> yes, i liked the script enormously. sam elliott always says if it's not on the page, it's not on the stage so we all just loved the script. it's just rich. >> what do you want people to feel when they watch this movie? >> first i want to hope they'll be entertained. i think there should be more tolerant more accepting of just -- or just feel more
empathy with humanity. it's really about three women, the generational pull between those three women. me, my daughter and her daughter. >> what is your involvement? >> i am her grandmother and i'm your mother. >> yes, but what are you doing here? >> i'm going to be there because this is my granddaughter. >> i have been enjoying -- i can't wait for the next season of "grace and frankie," the netflix series. >> we've already finished our fourth episode. and we love it. people have responded so well to it. >> you back together with jane fonda. you two are just -- hmm -- on the screen together. how is it working with her? >> it's always fun. we're good friends and we've been friends since we were on "9 to 5" and never expected to get back together again on a show and kaufman came to us and had the whole idea and presented it to us and we loved it and we went to work. >> we want to put a picture up here of you and jane and can you tell us what's going on here?
>> what are we doing? >> i know. what are you doing? >> she called me and said i'm going to go to sundance. i said, good, i'll go too because "grandma" is going to be there. i was probably late for a movie and running to catch her and best part was the "l.a. times" wrote we were the thelma and louise of the sundance film festival because we were there for like five or six or seven or eight days and saw 18 movies. we go to the movies. we're just showing -- every different bar every night and run into people and go to places where they make their own vodka. >> that's living. >> a heady experience. >> like your character frankie, hippie kind of free spirit. just kind of in the moment. >> that's what i am. >> thank you for the example you have set in all aspects of your life and your career. >> thank you. >> do appreciate it. and "grandma," "grandma" opens this friday. >> looking forward to seeing
is there someone in your town who goes above and beyond, a parent, a teach are, a neighbor, anyone in your community who helps and inspires others? if the answer is yes go to goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! and let us know and we can help your whole town come out to thank them in an epic way live. this is going to be good. "gma" is going above and beyond. here with me now blaine lourd whose new memoir "born on the bayou" reveals how he went from the bayou to the boardroom. the wealth management ceo painting a picture of louisiana in the 1970s and his relationship with his father. blaine, thanks for being with us. it is an incredible, incredible read. i first want to say that and, second, you decided to write "born on the bayou" after what you call a moment of clarity. tell me what happened. >> thanks for having me, amy.
i -- i always thought about a way to kind of honor my heritage and then, you know, several years back i had a triple bypass. >> at 45? >> at 45. i had a subtle little symptom. i was at an lsu football game with my two sons walking hand in hand, i got shortness of breath with my brother-in-law. he looked at me and said, are you okay and i was like, i'm not sure. the next day we flew home. i felt bad and i called the doctor. just so happened i coached his son on one of my youth sports teams and he answered his phone. i told him about the symptom. he's like, i think you have something we should talk about. went in to see him, 24 hours later i was on an operating table. >> at that moment, you know, anyone who's been through a major medical scare knows your life changes and you start reflecting and i know a lot of this book focuses on your father
whose nickname was puffer. >> puffer. >> he was an oil man who did well for himself in the 1970s and went from living if a single bedroom home to a 16,000 square foot mansion. how did that impact your life? >> it's a great question. we -- you know, my brothers and i lived in a one bedroom bunk bed, two bunk beds and one on the floor and then, you know, one day my dad caught this wave, you know, of oil prices that went up and i like to say he was in the right place at the right time and he was and, you know, we rode that wave and he rode it with us and then, you know, as commodity prices went up, we picked up some mild consumer habit, joined the country club and life was great. >> life changed. you and your brother are incredibly successful. you run one of the country's top wealth management firms and your brother brian is the co-chair of
caa and, yet, we hear so much about tiger parenting. you said that your parents were laissez-faire parents, not what most would consider a recipe for success yet it worked for you. >> we had kind of very simple rules. make sure you're home before i leave in the morning. [ laughter ] >> you can have a beer at 10:00? >> you can have a beer at 10:00, just one. really they focused on manners and general literacy and my dad was big on manners and big on the ten commandments and just big on honor. >> but had you to figure things out for yourself which worked in your case. what do you want readers to take away from this book? >> you know, i'd like readers to understand that, you know, like you said, i went from being a young man to being a middle-aged man overnight and, you know, i
think in life, we spend a lot of time holding on to things and disappointments from our parents or our brothers and sisters and even our friends and, you know, this book is a 50-year relationship that i basically had with my dad but it reminds me of us impermanent it all is and to love more than resent and love more than hate. >> important messages. thank you so much for being with us. >> thank you. >> blaine, "born on the bayou" is available in stores and online now. we'll be right back. >> thanks, am
okay, america. is something in your life a hot mess, that big party you were supposed to plan? do you need a boost in the right direction? who doesn't. we're looking to hit the road to give some viewers the surprise "gma" life makeover they deserve. so go to goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! and tell us about it and the hot mess express makeover could be headed your way. >> "good morning america" is brought to you by yoplait original for the smooth and creamy taste your whole family loves. >> i just entertained amy by jumping the gun, right? jennifer aniston tomorrow. >> looking forward to that in and big "deals & steals" and you know what, we want to give you a little more kelly clarkson singing you good-bye this morning. ♪
thunderstorms this afternoon. more clouds than anything else. made 80's by lunch. best chance of rain coming during the pm rush, about 87 degrees. showers of thunderstorms with heavy down oars for your thursday leading to some standing water on the roadways. cold front passing through on friday with a beautiful weekend ahead. angela: tracking the midweek commute we are getting better on the interstate in virginia. 66 moving nicely. north 95 towards the springfield interchange, off and on pockets of slow traffic. travel lanes are open as you see with this live view. as you continue into the district heavy inflow from the pentagon to the 14th street bridge. in landover we have a crash. on the outer loop approaching 202, third street tunnel delays on the freeway. to top stories, a
former fairfax county police officer is making his first court appearance today. adam torres was charged with second-degree murder two years after shooting a man in a standoff at his home. officers on the scene said that his hands were up at the time. people in bc will have a chance to share ideas on how best to pay tribute to marion barry. a commission to honor the former mayor and councilman will be hosting a public form tonight getting at 7:00 at the southeast tennis and learning center on mississippi avenue. more weather and traffic updates on news channel 8. have a great day.
announcer: it's "live with kelly & michael." today, the one and only melissa mccarthy, and from "paper towns," actress cara delevingne. also, the stars of "the little couple," dr. jennifer arnold and bill klein. plus, rachel platten performs her huge hit, "fight song," all next on "live." [captioning made possible by disney-abc domestic television] [theme music playing] [cheering and applause] platten: ♪ this is my fight song... ♪ announcer: now, here are your emmy-winning co-hosts, kelly ripa and michael strahan. [cheering and applause] platten: ♪ ...song my power's turned on starting right now i'll be strong i'll play my fight song... ♪ [audience member whistles] kelly: ah! hi! hi, hi. you know... [sustained cheering and