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good morning, america. right now, labor day lost. wild storms making a mess of the last weekend of summer. is this any way to celebrate? games canceled. streets flooded. tornados in the forecast. up to 40 million americans could be affected. who is in the danger zone today? cut, the first openly gay player drafted in the nfl, michael sam, released by the st. louis rams. what he's saying about the move this morning. and will he get another chance to play as a pro? big breakthrough. an experimental drug showing amazing promise in treating heart failure. clinical trials stopped early because patients did so well. doctors calling this a game-changer. and who you gonna call? "ghostbusters" turning 30.
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how diehard fans are celebrating and how you can see some of those classic lines on the big screen once again. >> human sacrifice, dogs and cats, living together. mass hysteria! they will when there's a -- i use that line about cats and dogs living together all the time. i always forget where it comes from. good morning, everybody. while the weather may not be ideal where you are this holiday weekend, there is an enticing option at the movie theater. "ghostbusters" is back. and from the "everybody needs a hob hobby" file, check out how these fans are celebrating. >> i think this song will be in our brains for the rest of the day. >> it seems like it's tattooed on the brains of these guys. >> some of them will. some were not born when this
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movie came out. i think it's safe to say everyone here was. >> barely. >> we went on the town with these uber-fans. sara is all over the story. much more on that coming up. we begin with dangerous labor day weekend weather. it's sending summer out with a bang. flood waters are spoiling celebrations. big games have been canceled. right now, millions of people are in the bull's eye of severe storms. linzie janis has the latest. good morning, linzie. >> reporter: good morning, paula. the first part of the holiday weekend already a washout for millions of americans. parts of louisiana saw nearly eight inches of rain saturday. kentucky, five inches. those rains triggering dangerous flooding. and it's not over yet. some 40 million people are in the threat zone for more severe weather today. overnight, flash flooding and lightning. dampening the holiday weekend for millions across the southeast. in alabama, mississippi, louisiana, heavy rain turning roads and rushing rivers. residents wading to safety.
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this man was in the process of repairing his lake george, louisiana, home from the last flood. now it's submerged again. his neighbor's home in trouble, too. >> we've got, i mean, enough damage here, you can't have anything in your garage. >> reporter: and they may be the only ones. but these kids are carefree, slashing around in the streets. >> rain our shine, y'all have fun. >> reporter: in gainesville, florida, torrential rains drenching gators fans on opening night. they waited three hours before lightning forced the game to be postponed. severe storms in auburn, too. the entire stadium finally evacuated after a nearly 90-minute delay. out west, the holiday weekend destroyed for dozens more. 40-mile-an-hour winds whipping up a dust storm across washington state's i-82, blinding drivers and causing a 50-car pileup. severe weather and flooding seen
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in the southeast is not over. it's now heading north. much of the eastern half of the nation expected to see storms throughout the weekend. that means us, guys. happy labor day. >> not so happy labor day. i want to pick up on what you just said. how dangerous will this be in some spots? how much of a washout will this be? let's bring in stephanie roberts from sarasota, florida. thanks for being here. >> glad to be here. we're talking about two areas. first, the northeast from the mid-atlantic up to new england. these include philadelphia, newark, washington, d.c., you could see some very damaging winds, hail, and heavy downpours later today. it stays west of new york city. kind of west of that i-95 corridor. in the middle of the country, a widespread area of severe storms. stretching from minneapolis down into the upper plains. we're looking at the risk of damaging tornadoes.
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70-mile-an-hour wind gusts yesterday in north dakota. for labor day, we still keep the risk. it slides to chicago, st. louis, and kansas city. it's not going to be a total washout. these storms likely later on in the day. we could see one to three inches of rain across the area. paula? >> thank you, stephanie. now to the first openly gay player drafted in the nfl, michael sam, cut by the st. louis rams yesterday. what are the chances he'll land with another team? abc's gio benitez joining us with the story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, paula. the former mizzou star didn't make the final roster. the right now, the first openly gay player selected in the nfl draft faces the challenge of finding a new football home. this morning, michael sam's future is uncertain after being released from the st. louis rams. >> mike played well. he has the ability to play some place. it's got to be the right place. it's got to be a fit. >> reporter: the defensive lineman receiving the bad news friday night. >> sam was released by the rams. >> reporter: and then enjoying
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his alma mater's first game of the season on saturday. he made football history as the first openly gay player drafted by an nfl team. >> it's amazing to think by what just doing what we can, we can all touch, change, and even save lives. >> reporter: sam cut, despite garnering a team best six tackles against the miami dolphins thursday. the coach says this decision is based solely on football. >> there was no distraction. i was pulling for him. it didn't work out. it just didn't work out. >> ethan westbrooks, a lineman a little more versatile. it was a tough call. but that's the reason why, i think the rams keept ethan westbrooks over michael sam. >> reporter: overnight, sam taking the setback if stride, saying in a series of tweets, i want to thank the entire rams organization and the city of st. louis for giving me this tremendous opportunity. adding, the most worthwhile things in life rarely come easy. this is a lesson i have always known. the journey continues. a fighter on and off the field,
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telling our robin roberts he hoped to be an inspiration to other gay athletes. >> i think i can be a beacon for those people. hey, i can be comfortable in my own skin and be like michael sam. >> reporter: sam always knew this was a possibility. more than 20 players could be cut by the end of preseason for all teams. now this morning, 31 other teams have until noon today to put in a claim for sam. if unclaimed, he could join a practice squad. >> this is not uncommon. just because you're drafted doesn't mean you'll make the team out of camp. >> exactly. >> gio, thank you. we have some big health news this morning. it involves an experimental drug that doesn't have a name yet. it could be a game-changer when it comes to treating con guestive heart failure, what affects more than 5 million people in america. dr. jennifer ashton is here with more. can you define congestive heart failure?
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>> this is basically a weakening of the heart muscle, dan, that leads to a hormonal domino effect. >> 5 million americans have this. what is so exciting? >> it's called lcz-696. you're right. it doesn't have an official name yet. just rolls right off the tongue. it's a combination of two drugs. being called highly significant and clinically important by some of the country's top cardiologists. when compared to the traditional heart failure medication, patients on this drug had a 20% reduced rick of death from cardiovascular disease. as we heard, they stopped the study early because the benefit was so clear-cut. >> 20% is significant. any downside? >> this study was funded by the maker of the drug. in terms of side effects, it had slightly fewer side effects than the traditional medication. if approved by the fda, it could be available by early 2015. but it comes at a price. might be as much as $7 a day. >> that's $2500 a year.
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the question is, will health insurance cover it. paul larks paula, over to you. now attacking isis, the group of military extremists. the u.s. launching more air strikes in iraq. this morning, a growing cry for an international effort to take on these terrorists. let's bring in martha raddatz. who is if washington to host "this week." good morning, martha. what's the latest this morning? >> overnight, the pentagon announced that air strikes and humanitarian drops have expanded to help the thousands of residents of another town threatened by isis in northern iraq. this morning, united states fighter jets and drones pounding targets in strikes like this one on an isis convoy, in addition to humanitarian flights from the u.s., france, britain, and australia. helping the residents of a amerlie. overnight, the terrorist group
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releasing another gruesome video-taped execution on social media. showing the beheading of a soldier captured along the syrian border with lebanon this month. officials say it's tactics like this and an expertise with social media that enables isis to expand rapidly. >> you can reach a lot wider of an audience with online videos than you can word of mouth. >> reporter: will america expand its air strikes? in a "new york times" op ed, secretary of state john kerry called for worldwide support for fighting the hardened fighting force of committed jihadists with global ambitions. in a response, senators john mccain and lindsey graham critiquing the white house. writing, isis must be confronted militarily, adding that combat in iraq and alone and not syria would be fighting with one hand tied behind our back. >> the president hasn't yet laid out a specific plan for military action in syria. and the reason for that is simply that the pentagon is
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still developing that plan. >> reporter: for now, the u.s. will aid forces while still crafting a plan to take down the isis black flags in the region. there's no indication that the president is ready to expand the fight to syria, where isis has a solid safe haven. the administration still working on a strategy. >> the now infamous statement by the president. can you tell us what you'll be discussing on "this week "? >> every angle of isis. how they recruit americans. the terror threat. in britain. raised to severe. and much more on the nfl and michael sam. >> don't miss it. thank you so much, martha raddatz. call coming up on "this week." dan? as always, we check the morning headlines with this gentleman over here, mr. ron claiborne. >> still working. still working. >> work right up until the last second here. good morning, dan and paula. welcome back the from the football wars. we begin with frightening moments over the nation's capital.
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f-16 fighter jets were scrambled when a small private jet went into restricted air space. the plane that left the airport in wisconsin on saturday morning en route to manassas, virginia, the plane kept going, passing over washington, d.c., before flying out over the atlantic and crashing into the sea. the coast guard said the pilot apparently lost consciousness and was not responding to radio calls. a map of the pilot's route shows a curved path through chesapeake bay before taking a sharp turn south where it crashed 50 miles offshore. in california, two separate wildfires have merged. threatening 250 homes. the fire service says low humidity and warm weather has refueled fires started two weeks ago that were sparked by lightning. all residents in the fire's path are evacuated. overseas, a third volcanic e rupgs has rocked iceland. the same area that was affected
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on friday. the aviation warning is raised to red. in france, a child is killed and a dozen other people missing in the collapse of a four-story building in a paris suburb. rescue crews are digging through rubble to try to locate 12 people, 5 of them children, believed to be trapped inside. france's interior minister is on the scene. joan rivers remains in serious condition. at a new york city hospital this morning. the 81-year-old comedian has been unconscious since arriving at the hospital thursday after she stopped breathing during an outpatient procedure. her daughter, melissa, is thanking people for their prayers and support. a downtown louisville, kentucky, street looked more like a white water rafting excursion location overnight. a huge water pipe exploded, sending water crashing into the streets. the road remains closed this morning. officials are not sure when it will be reopened.
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and finally, talk about beginner's luck for a retired librarian in alaska. barb gorman. went on her first fishing trip every last month to on the kenai peninsula and reeled in that enormous halibut. >> that is a fish? >> it looks photo-shopped. >> it is a real fish. we're assured. the big catch tipped the scales at -- check this out, 129 pounds, which is actually more than she weighs. >> how did she pull it in? >> she had a little bit of help. that's a heck of a haul. >> why did she go fishing? just for the halibut. bad joke? >> bad is maybe too weak a word. >> okay. sorry. >> it worked out. >> a huge fish. that's right. >> i'm going to save us from the puns. anybody remember the line from the movie "the color of money." paul newman's character, fast eddie, says, money won is twice as sweet as money earned?
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given that gambling has always held such a strong allure for some of us, how to explain what is happening to the famous casinos in atlantic city. what's going on here? >> reporter: the casino business has always been a bit of lady luck. in the past few years, the dozen gambling venues in the ac has been rolling the dice to turn a profit. too many casinos and too few tourists are leading to dramatic changes. this morning, icons being shuttered. three popular atlantic city casinos cashing out and closing their doors after months of financial struggles. >> it's sad day down here in atlantic city. >> terrible. i'm very disappointed. >> ah, it's a bummer. i hate to see it go. >> reporter: later today, the showboat packs up. followed by the $2.4 billion revel casino, just two years old. finally, the trump plaza in two weeks. these closures expected to leave nearly 25% of the city's work force jobless. >> i have family members that
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actually have been working for the trump for over 30 years. and, she doesn't know what she's going to do. >> a lot of bills. family, cars, lives, houses, children. >> scary. scary time for my family and i. >> reporter: the city embedded in american culture, glamorized in shows like "boardwalk empire". >> atlantic city. was built for good times. >> reporter: -- have been on the decline. since 2006, casinos have lost nearly $3 billion in revenue. now, only eight casinos will remain. >> we have come here every single year for years. my grandparents going to the casinos. it's something they look forward to every year. i don't know what they're going to do. >> reporter: atlantic city's mayor is saying new jersey may try to ease the pinch on the workers. with possible mortgage payment extensions. and the remaining casinos are
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pledging to hire some of those laid-off workers. that's a lot of difference to make up. >> yeah. thinking about those workers this morning. >> thank you, michelle. now, a whole lot of trouble for whole foods. the popular and trendy market. people are now claiming that their in-house greek yogurt has much more sugar than the label reveals. and abc's bazi kanani has the details from washington. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, paula. there are several brands of plain greek yogurt on the market. all of them have at least 6 grams of sugar a serving. this whole foods brand says it has only two. which one would you choose? well that is the question some angry customers are asking in a lawsuit, alleged they were misled. shoppers looking for the healthiest option in the yogurt aisle are suing whole foods to get their money back. filed in new york friday, the class-action lawsuit alleges the health store chain was fully aware of the true sugar content in the store brand of plain greek yogurt. but claims customers were
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unaware until a "consumer reports" investigation in july revealed that whole foods 365 plain nonfat greek yogurt didn't have just two grams of sugar per serving, as marked on the label, but actually had 11.4 grams, more than five times the listed amount. >> this is important not just for our clients but for just overall for consumers to have confidence that what companies are telling them is accurate. it's a health issue. it's a health risk. >> reporter: in court documents, attorneys say whole foods sought to give itself a competitive advantage and to use this false statement of contents to induce consumer to purchase their brands. experts say bad labels can have serious consequences. >> consumers, like a diabetic, will be making decisions on their daily life and intake based on that label. >> reporter: whole foods tells us it's investigating the
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consumer reports claim. saying we strive to provide only the highest quality products. with accurate product labeling. this product was tested by a reputable third party lab using fda-approved testing methodology. until the issue is sorted out, the shoppers will have many other brands of greek yogurt to choose from. whole foods has pulled its plain nonfat yogurt off the market. the lawsuit is also challenging the sugar claim in the lower-fat version. they say though there is naturally occurring sugar in plain yogurt, it's still a better choice than the flavored kind that has added sugar in it. paula? dan? >> thank you, bazi. you would hope you could trust what is on the label. >> you're already doing the right thing by reading it. to know that they could be misleading you kind of -- why try? >> what do you eat for breakfast? >> eggs. protein. >> nothing, ever. >> i have seen him, speaking of
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eating, i have seen him eat a whole thing of ice cream before we go on the air. >> it's been awhile. >> ice cream? >> you know i'm a bacon gal. >> do you eat yogurt? >> i do. i also eat eggs. >> the healthy one. >> that's why he has a healthy glow. >> that and the makeup that give me a healthy glow. time for the weather and stephanie roberts. good morning once again. >> we have florida-like heat and humidity headed up to the northeast today. 91 degrees this afternoon in philadelphia. a gorgeous start this morning. the humidity going to continue building in as we go throughout day. a nice look at the delaware river there in between philly and new jersey. the heat and humidity is cause for concern all across the northeast as we get into the afternoon. that is warm, moist, tropical flow. that will help fuel afternoon thunderstorms. severe weather from new england to the mid-atlantic. 94 in washington, d.c. it gets cooler more toward the west. here's a place not cool.
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the south. sunny and hot. 97 oklahoma city this afternoon. 99 in laredo. we'll continue to see the hot temperatures into labor day. hot and dry in the desert southwest. yuma, 113 yesterday, one degree short of a record. right back up to 110 today. the cool spot in the northwest. cool and cloudy there. but a reminder, there's a severe weather threat in the middle of the country fr >> reporter: good morning, everyone, i'm meteorologist chris sowers with this accuweather update. storm tracker 6 live, we don't have any precipitation out there this morning. as you get outside, you'll see clouds, that's the center city skyline. it's warm and sticky. we'll have sunshine and thunderstorms. 890 degrees feeling like 95. 87 for labor
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>> paula and dan, back to you. >> thank you. coming up on "gma," tackling trouble. police are investigating the college football star who lied about rescuing his drowning nephew. was he involved in domestic violence? >> a lot of questions this morning. and on a lighter note, three decades after the movie first came out, why the "ghostbusters" are causing a frenzy this weekend. and the lawnmower man. a side of matthew mcconaughey you have never seen before. all the details up ahead in "pop news." >> breaking "pop news." >> breaking "pop news." [ indistinct conversations ] honey? what's our son doing in the bennett family portrait? [ husband ] i don't know. [ laughter ] hey buddy? thanks! huh! [ female announcer ] here's to moms who know what a dollop of daisy can do.
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>> police are looking for the driver who appears to have intentionally hit four men with an suv early this morning. the ankle cam was at the scene, the pennypack shopping center in northeast philadelphia. one victim is in serious condition. the others were treated and released. 8:27 sunday morning, i'm nydia han. i hope you're enjoying your
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labor day weekend. let's go outside to chris sowers with the latest from accuweather, chris. >> reporter: good morning, nydia, welcome to the tropics, it's extremely humid out here this morning. 90 degrees is the high, we have clouds and expecting sunny breaks later on. mostly cloudy that will be 89 way the forecast will play out this afternoon. there's the possibility of a heavy thunderstorm after 4:00, 5:00, drenching downpours. >> that's it for "action news," i'm nydia han, stay tuned
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♪ i'm on the edge of glory and i'm hanging on a moment of truth ♪ this looks so fun, can we join? >> crazy. >> it's the swan song of summer. but these folks not done. that's actually sara and me. this family built an amazing contraption in the backyard. a pool is necessitated. i think we're going to be over in a few. >> i'm on my way. see you later. >> how about that for ingenuity? >> fantastic. >> i like the adults that have the creativity of a child. what if we put this big -- >> and the free time of a child, too, apparently. coming up later, three decades after the stay-puft marshmallow man terrorized the city, the "ghostbusters" are back. >> yes. >> sara will have much more for
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you. including deranged fans we left loose on the streets of new york. first, however, we have new information this morning in the bizarre case of josh shaw, the star player for usc's college football team. >> he's admitted to lying about just how he sustained painful injuries. now he's suddenly gone silent. as police dig deeper into this story. here's abc's ryan smith. >> reporter: while his usc teammates celebrate their big win over fresno state in last night's season opener. >> and a touchdown. wow. >> reporter: this morning, police investigating football standout josh shaw for possible domestic violence. the team captain was suspended from the team indefinitely after admitting to fabricating a story that he injured his ankles rescuing his nephew from a swimming pool. >> he lied about saving his nephew. he lied about how he injured himself. and now, any more statements could lead to criminal charges and a pr nightmare. >> reporter: the lapd telling abc news they received reports
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of a woman screaming saturday night. the same night shaw was said to have jumped from a second floor balcony to save his nephew. a man matching shaw's description was seen climbing off the third floor balcony of his girlfriend's apartment. police claim our investigation showed he was there. shaw denies he was there. >> if nothing else, the police can charge him with lying to the police, which would be obstruction of evidence and lying to a police officer. >> reporter: according to police, shaw's girlfriend did not indicate she was a victim of domestic violence. and police, trying to get to the bottom of what actually did happen that night, saying we would have liked to hear mr. shaw provide some clarity about the situation. but that isn't going to happen. shaw's lawyer advising the player not to speak to police anymore about the case because he says shaw spoke to them twice and it's now time to move on. for "good morning america," ryan smith, abc news, new york. >> unclear whether he'll be able
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to move on given the ongoing investigation. >> that's what happens when you potentially get caught in a web of lies. and ron, back with all the other top headlines. >> nothing was meant by that. just so you know. >> thank. speaking of lies, here's ron claiborne. >> right here. that eye contact. >> hi, paula. dan, sara? good morning, everyone. the renewed u.s. air strikes targeting the islamist extremist group isis in iraq. u.s. fighter jets and drones are pounding targets like this one. this, as the trough -- terror group released another gruesome videotaped execution of a soldier capturing along the syrian border. and michael sam was released by the st. louis rams. sam took to social media thanking the rams for the opportunity to try out for the team. and in a meeting with eu leaders, ukraine's prime minister warned his country was at the brink of a full-scale war.
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if what he called was russian aggression was not stopped. russian officials are reportedly inside ukraine. putin has apparently called upon ukraine to start talks to deescalate the crisis. and college football has begun. watch this. great catch there. nebraska wide receiver jordan westerkamp making a seemingly impossible catch possible. an amazing behind-the-back catch. and he managed to stay inbounds. catch of the year on the first day of college football? >> possibly. >> nebraska went on to win the game, 55-7 over florida atlantic. the question, why is nebraska playing florida atlantic, by the way? >> we'll have that coming up in the show, right? >> not exactly a powerhouse in football is where i'm going there. >> deep thoughts with ron claiborne there. >> first she chews me up, accusing me of lying. now -- deep thoughts. >> that was dan harris. read between the lines. >> having your back. always. and instigating. >> i have stephanie's back. she's back from our affiliate in
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sarasota. stephanie, i always have your back, okay? not sure about these guys. >> she's saying save me, please. >> i'm glad you're over there. it seems safer over here. good morning, everyone. we want everyone to stay safe this afternoon. we're looking at two areas of severe storm risks this afternoon across the country. first off in the northeast, from new england down through the mid-atlantic. west of the i-95 corridor. we could see gusty winds, hail. an isolated tornado. it would be later on in the day. beachgoers, keep an eye to the sky. a lot of instability. deep, tropical moisture. in the middle of the country, severe weather from minnesota down to kansas. again, later on in the day. we have seen damaging winds from this system. the one in the middle of the country is a cold front. nothing cool about the temperatures in the southeast. look at the warm moist flow. temperatures in the mid 90s. typical for this time of the year. scattered afternoon storms likely. maybe localized flooding.
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not a washout in the southeast. you have to have patience. it is going to take some patience for your labor day plans in parts of the country, as well. a threat for scattered showers. hot and dry in the west. >> reporter: good morning, everyone, i'm meteorologist chris sowers with this accuweather update. we don't have any rain, showers well north and west of the delaware valley. we'll have showers and thunderstorms later this afternoon. expect >> this weather report has been brought to you by nexium 24-hour. have great day. dan and paula? >> thank you, stephanie. coming up, nerd alert. how some diehard "ghostbusters" fans are celebrating the movie's 30th anniversary. >> nerd alert, i'm here. and the amazing cupcakes made for a millionaire. but which one? the surprise "breaking bad" fan up ahead in "pop news." bad" fan up ahead in "pop news." rn. get complete protection.
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this song, this whole story is all conspiring to make me feel really old. it's been 30 years. >> you are really old. it's not a conspiracy. >> 30 years. right after my bar mitzvah. that i saw "ghostbusters" 30 years ago. first time they strapd on their protein -- rather proton pack. >> i'm just trying to think of your bar mitzvah. >> it would change the whole movie if they had protein packs not proton packs. >> i'm still stuck in the visual of your bar mitzvah. >> he looks exactly the same. >> exactly the same but i was wearing a three-piece suit. >> fans are flocking to the theaters to see "ghostbusters." on the big screen once again. sara, we have been waiting for this story all morning. >> you have a solid storyline, an awesome sound track, an amazing cast, you have a classic. a timeless piece of entertainment that needs to live again for so many of us that are already fans and to recruit a whole new generation of "ghostbusters." >> we got one!
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[ bell ringing ] >> reporter: for 30 years, when there's something weird in your neighborhood, you have known who to call. ♪ ghostbusters >> reporter: and now, just in time for the anniversary of the movie's debut, a rerelease. fans are over the moon. >> i have seen "ghostbusters" over 500 times. >> hey, anybody seen a ghost? >> reporter: the film is opening at over 700 movie screens. here, fans in chicago watching the film with actor ernie hudson, who played winston. >> when someone asks you if you're a god, you say yes! >> reporter: this rerelease is one of, how shall i say it, biblical proportions. >> what do you mean biblical? >> old testament. real wrath of god-type stuff. fire and brimstone coming down from the sky. >> human sacrifice. dogs and cats, living together, mass hysteria! >> reporter: but reain't afraid of no ghosts. so we went for a ride along with
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these superfans. went to the movie's iconic 55 central park west apartment building. >> the building they used as the front of dana's building in "ghostbusters." >> reporter: sigourney weaver's swanky home and the setting of the final battle. ghostbusters versus -- >> it's the stay-puft marshmallow man. >> reporter: you better believe they're fully armed for hunting slimers. >> are you okay? >> he slimed me. >> this is the pke meter. that tells us if there are any ghosts. and, of course, we have the proton pack, that will hold the ghosts. >> reporter: and these guys are legit. taking us on a tour of the real deal headquarters. where they teach the adoring crowds the ghost-busting trade. still, this weekend, it's all about the original. >> i love this town! >> reporter: and it loves you, too. >> all: ghostbusters! >> reporter: now, i love the soundtrack. but you have to say looking at that cast, that is an amazingly
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the way, i can't. >> i can't. >> i can't either. >> none of us can. >> which, you guys and my mom, it wraps up the circle. >> no, no, no. "pop news." what you got? so what does matthew mcconaughey do on his days off? we have no idea. he looks comfortable with this trimmer of lawns. it's not his backyard. he's rocking the house husband look for a new movie he's shooting in massachusetts called "sea of trees." he plays a character who travels to suicide forest in japan to end his life but who has a change of heart. i don't have a yard but i could put him to work at my house. send him on over. don't go anywhere with that, guys. i have house work. >> you don't have a lawn. >> you need a handyman. >> i'm in new york city. i have this much room in my apartment. >> you need him to walk the dog. happy news for a beautiful couple. gabrielle union and dwyane wade tied the knot in one knockout wedding.
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here's their wedding photo seen in "people" magazine. >> nice. >> they are looking so romantic and gorgeous. the wedding was a $5 million affair at the chateau artisan in miami beach. it was a weekend of celebrating. gabrielle tweeting out photos of the rehearsal dinner. looking very happy. a big congratulations. >> is that the happy look? >> he's a fashion plate. ron -- >> didn't he. >> icon. >> ron and i went with his stylist to gucci in new york. and he dressed us. >> i loved that you said he's a fashion plate. >> is that that word? >> it is. it's a reference. usually older women make it. jennifer hudson is lending her voice to the fight against cancer. she and hip hop artist common appear on a remake of lupe fias fiasco's song remission. a powerful tune about standing strong. ♪ i came out fighting ♪ oh
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>> it's all part of a one-hour commercial-free special being carried live on september 5th. what do you get one of the richest men in america for his birthday? we're talking warren buffett. well, how about the same thing as any young child or me. cupcak cupcakes. not just any kind. bakery owner courtney got to personally deliver these to the billionaire with an edible "breaking bad" theme. courtney says buffett got down on one knee and proposed to her. >> that's what you're having at your wedding, right? forget the wedding cake, we're going to have cup cakes. >> i hope your ready for that because you're paying for it. >> we'll be right back with more "gma" after a quick break. keep it here. cupcakes. quick break. keep it here. cup cakes. and thank you for your bravery. thank you colonel. thank you daddy. military families are uniquely thankful for many things,
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msbut they meet them withts determination and drive. chanelle: teachers like ms. harris made me feel like i'm part of a team. not just on the basketball court. but in the classroom. ms. harris: chanelle is not just a star athlete.
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she is a star student. chanelle: i headed to clemson university where i can combine my love of sports and learning- and maybe even win a championship. ms. harris: i wouldn't bet against her. or any of my students reaching for their dreams. so, all through the commercial break, sara is teasing me for using the term
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"fashion plate." i didn't know that was an old term. >> my grandmother uses it. >> we love to tease you. >> yes, that's definitely true. i can confirm that. >> hey, have a great last day of august, everyone. thank you for watching. make sure your catch "this week" with martha raddatz. week" with martha raddatz. >> >> go to work, i'm nydia han, coming up on "action news" this sunday morning. intruders with a hammer break into a lower merion home and beat the people inside. the hunt is on for a driver accused of striking four men as they left a northeast philadelphia nightclub. chris. >> reporter: nydia, accuweather is tracking a warmup, but there could be big thunderstorms out there from time to time. i'll have the details in the seven seven-day forecast.
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>> good morning, it is 9:00 a.m. on this sunday, august 31. in the news, two people go to the hospital after they're attacked with a hammer in a home invasion in lower merion. after three decades, the curtain comes down on the showboat casino. made in america festival is packed with people for the holiday weekend. >> reporter: not the best news for people who don't like the
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heat or the humidity. there's the center city skyline we're expecting a mainly cloudy day. there will be sunny breaks from time to time, but yesterday you did see a lot of clouds, the billing elings change is in the humidity. the dewpoints have come up. 77 degrees that's the popular number around the delaware valley. there's only a handful of location that is cooler. dover, 78. allentown, 75. everybody else 77. watch what the numbers will do later on. le it will be somewhere between 88 and 90 degrees up and down the i-95 corridor. 90 for resident. cooler for the jersey shore, wildwood, atlantic city, 77. you'll top out in the low to mid 80s on the beach. once the sea breeze gets going the numbers pull back. we're watching this disturbance out here to the west. if you