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. good morning, america. breaking news. ebola in america. the first case of the deadly disease diagnosed on u.s. soil. a major american city on high alert. the president briefed. the ambulance and the workers who took the patient to the hospital quarantined. officials searching for anyone who came in contact with the infected traveler in a week on american soil. the entire team on this story. also breaking, another major secret service breach. how did a man with a criminal record and a gun come within inches of the president on an elevator. powerful storms in the midwest. damaging hails, winds in excess of 70 miles an hour, and possible tornados. more than 40 million people in the path right now. ginger tracking it all.
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♪ and this morning, "gma" goes pink. the secrets to surviving and thriving. and what everyone needs to know about detection as our special mission takes off. amy's on board the pink plane. she's surprising a group of thrivers. it's a very special "gma." >> good morning, america! oh, and good morning, america. let's go back outside to times square. look at the pink everywhere here this morning in times square. everyone going pink for this very big, as you said, very special day here, robin, at "gma." >> october 1st. it launches the month of breast cancer awareness. and we have every shade of pink covered this morning. you should see the crew members. these big burly men wearing
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pink. they look great as well. >> we will talk about that. but start with the ebola diagnosised in america. the patient is in quarantine. the ambulance is out of commission, the emts are quarantined as well. it's still spreading in africa. we have full team coverage from texas to africa starting with e cecilia vega. >> reporter: the patient is isolation in a unit. and they are wearing double layers of protective clothing. the cdc has been expecting an locate case on american soil. now that it's here, they say they're ready for it. this morning a frantic community searching nor anyone who came in direct contact with the ebola patient, now in critical
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condition in this dallas hospital. honing in on a dozen people the man came in direct contact with. including the first responders who picked up the unidentified liberian man in this ambulance. now in quarantine. and family members in texas the man was visiting. can you tell me anything more about his condition? >> i can't tell you anything more. yesterday in the press conference, one of our physicians described him as awake and talking and hungry. >> awake, talking, he's hungry. that's a good sign right now? >> well, that's better than other things. >> reporter: the man left liberia september 19th, apparently already infected with the disease, but not showing symptoms. meaning he wasn't contagious to fellow passengers on the plane. the man likely had layovers in two or three cities. potentially in both europe and the u.s. the journey can last as long as
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43 hours. he landed in texas september 20th. but on the 24th, symptoms began, triggering the possibility of spreading the virus. on friday the 26th, the man came on his own to texas health presbyterian, but was released because the illness was not unusual. this time he returned to a hospital and was admitted. on tuesday, tests confirming the man has ebola. authorities say they are confident the situation is under control. >> i have no doubt that we will control this importation, or this case of ebola so that it does not spread widely. >> reporter: while the city of dallas is on high alert. the mayor activating this emergency operation center. and the cdc has dispatched what it calls a team of disease detectives here to dallas, vowing to take every precaution to make sure the epidemic
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spreading through west africa does not spread here at home. george. >> thank you, joined by the director of the cdc. how confident are you, i know you have done everything you can to identify anyone he came in contact with. how confident are you you have identified anyone who may have come in contact with this man while he was symptomatic? >> we will stop this in its tracks in the u.s. but contact tracing is insensitive. we have a seven-person team working with the local health department and the local hospital. and identifying everyone who came in contact with him and monitoring them for 21 days. >> how big is the circle? >> we know of family members and people in the community and potentially people at the hospital. we will investigate very carefully over the coming hours and days to identify everyone who might have been exposed.
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>> but you're confident that anyone he came into contact with on the plane could not have contracted ebola. >> absolutely. that was four or five days before the first symptoms. and you're not infectious until you have symptoms. >> what should people expect going forward here in the united states. so many concerned, someone with ebola here in the united states. >> absolutely. it's the first case of ebola diagnosed in this country ever, as far as we know. what we need to do first in this particular instance is do everything possible to help this individual who's fighting for their life. and make sure that while we're doing that, not expose others in the hospital. identify the contacts and monitor them. it's not impossible they should develop symptoms and need to be isolated. >> what would it take to turn it around? >> rapidly scale up our ability to care for people in africa and
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safely. come in for care and stop spreading it and turn it around. >> hope that happens soon. thank you very much for your time this morning. >> thank you. >> we sure hope it will happen soon. and now to dr. richard besser on the front lines of the battle against the ebola epidemic. he's in liberia for us this morning, good morning. >> reporter: robin, ebola is so deadly, we need to keep it out of the country. but the man in texas shows us, that even when doing the right things, infected people slip through. i'm at the airport where i flew out of just last month. i went through the screening, i saw the cdc doing the training. every passenger fills out a questionnaire. have you had symptoms, take your temperature, do you have a fever? if you fail, you're pulled aside and not on the plane.
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but it can show symptoms in 21 days. they can get on the plane, but may not make them sick. there may be people who have contact with the man in texas who get sick, shouldn't spread from there. >> you and everyone there, take care. and dr. besser will take your questions throughout the morning, tweet him. and the secret service, under fire right now. learning about the major new breach. an armed contractor with an arrest record on the elevator with the president. this breaking as the secret service head gets a fierce grilling on capitol hill about the armed fence jumper who ran into the white house. pierre thomas is tracking the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, george. omar gonzalez is due in court later today to face charges and causing the huge embarrassment for the secret service. and new damaging detail this is morning about how somebody else got too close to the president. it happened september 16th as
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the president arrives for the centers for disease control in atlanta. mr. obama enters an elevator and encounters a security guard who sources say was taking pictures and refused to stop. the guard was reprimanded, and the secret service did a background check, he had a criminal record or charged with a crime. he should have not been close to the president, especially since he had a gun. why was he not fully vetted? >> the leadership is not right, no confidence in the leadership. >> reporter: it's a day after a withering congressional hearing about how this man pierced so many layers of security at the white house. walking into the front door and making it to the east room before being tackled by a security officer who was off-duty. >> this is graceful. absolutely displaceful. >> i believe that you have done
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a disservice to the president of the united states. >> stop, please. you had an agency who's morale has gone down. a series of embarrassments. >> reporter: under fire, the secret service director who could admit to failures. >> people make mistakes. >> reporter: mistakes from inu uninvited guests to the white house and prostitution solicitation. >> i wish you protected the white house like you are protecting your reputation today. >> have you heard of these guys? >> reporter: i've covered police for 15 years in this town, and never seen the secret service as beaten down as it is right now. >> this is not over. and to amy for the other top stories. a tense situation unfolding overspaeps tens of thousands of angry protesters demanding democracy in hong kong are vowing to occupy government buildings unless the leader resigns.
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they had given china's government until today to take on election perform. new concern this morning that air strikes may not be enough to stop the advance of isis militants in syria and iraq. the british were joining the aerial assault. and new bombings now being reported near the border with turkey. but there is word that isis captured a military base just 50 miles from baghdad. a dramatic scene in a waterway. the suez canal, one loses control, steering right into the side of the other. fortunately no one was injured. an investigation, however, is now under way. back here at home, police in new mexico are searching for a brazen armed robber who held the clerk at this check cashing business at gunpoint. forces the woman to her knees, grabs as much money as he can find, and takes her purse before
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making the getaway. the clerk is okay this morning. pressure is building on the administers at the university of michigan after the controversial call to send the team's, back on to the field after what we know was a concussion. more than a thousand students rallied demanding the athletic director be fired. the school insists changes are being made. a playoff thriller in the major leagues. took to the 12th inning, but the kansas city royals rallied back to win their first playoff game since 1985. that's a party there. half the players on the team weren't even born in 1985. why did we have to give that depressing fact out? all right. and finally, a bear that can give the cookie monster a run for his money. here he is getting his fill after walking up to this window in russia. the brave man, or as i'd like to say, the not to bright man with the cookies. gives the bear some more.
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and the man withholds a cookie, training the bear to give him a high five. >> no. >> if you want to call that a high five, i could call that a possible mauling. >> the video is going viral. we don't recommend trying this anywhere at any time. >> oh, no. >> yeah, see -- i don't feel he was going for the high five there. >> the claws are fully out. that's a clue. >> and it's -- >> a gentle handshake. >> all right. well, all is okay. no one got injured. >> all is well. >> and the bear got a lot of cookies. it did. happy bear. now to the latest on the massive manhunt for the cop killer in pennsylvania. police finding pipe bombs eric frein left behind as they their row their search for the self-taught survivalist. linzie janis has the story. >> reporter: this morning, a look at the two potentially
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deadly explosive devices police say suspected cop killer eric frein left in the woods where he's believed to be hiding. >> piept bombs had the ability to be detonated by trip wires or lighted fuse. >> reporter: police say they were booby traps, meant to trap. they were never set, leaving police to suspect frein left in a hurry. they addressed him directly tuesday, believing he has a radio. >> i'm calling on you, eric, to surrend surrender. you are making mistakes. >> reporter: and law enforcement has spotted frein within the last two days, getting within 75 to 100 yards of the fugitive. but the woods too dense, and frein vanishing once again. the 31-year-old survivalist and war reenactor is believed to be
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taunting police on purpose, since shooting one trooper to death and injuring another three weeks ago. this morning, 1,000 officers scouring this one square mile of forest in pennsylvania's pocono mountains. the narrowing the search after he turn eed on his cell phone two weeks ago. local residents not taking any chances. have you thought about if he comes in your back yard? >> i don't think he stands a chance in my backyard. >> reporter: deer hunting season begins this week. no word on restrictions in the area. for now, police telling hunters if you're going to go out in the woods to prepare, use extreme caution. look out for booby traps. >> all right, thank you very much. not the kind of olympic news we wanted to share. >> not at all. new trouble for olympic legend michael phelps.
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the swimmer arrested for dui. going nearly twice the speed limit and he's apologizing. the newest member of our team, t.j. holmes has our story. >> reporter: this morning, the most decorated olympian in history in trouble with the law. 29-year-old michael phelps arrested tuesday at 1:40 a.m. dui, excessive speeding and crossing double lane lines in baltimore, maryland. he was going 84 miles an hour in a 45 zone and failed a series of field sobriety tests. they say the swimming super star was cooperative. telling abc news, i take full responsibility. i'm deeply sorry to everyone i've let down. this isn't his first run in with the law. arrested for a dui in 2004 and given 18 months probation and a $250,000 fine. and after this photo of him
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using a bong landed in tabloids across the globe. he wasn't charged with a crime, but usa swimming suspended him and he lost a major sponsor almost immediately. >> bad judgment. stupid mistake, something i will continue to learn from. >> when he was much younger, boys will be boys, youthful indiscretion. he doesn't have those excuses anymore. he's a grown man. >> reporter: on the heels of a recent come back in the pool, and winning five medals in australia. many wondering if this will factor into a potential return to his fifth olympic games. >> it's possible it would motivate him further to come back, grab more olympic glory. >> reporter: usa swimming has not disciplined fell s as of yet. but told abc news in a statement, the news regarding michael phelps is disappointing and serious. we expect the athletes to
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conduct themselves responsibly in and out of the pool. could face up to a year in prison, a thousand dollar fine, and what about sponsors? we haven't heard from them yet. >> i'm sure we will. hey, t.j., welcome to the abc news family. t.j. holmes. you and reena ninan get us going bright and early in the morning. >> it's not bright. >> come on. >> first week on the new schedule. >> yes, welcome. >> thank you guys so much. and ginger, this midwest storm is something. >> it's an early fall storm. already has been creating severe weather. from the dakotas to canada. that's the upper. and dig into the atmosphere, lift things up and look for winds to go in excess of 60 miles an hour. you could see large hail in orange, parts of missouri, nebraska, northeastern oklahoma. your local weather forecast in 30 seconds, but first the stormy
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cities brought to you by macy's. >> hi meteorologist karen rogers. watch for a spotty sprinkle. let's head outside and show you what it look like. lots of clouds above the center city skyline. we'll be keeping those clouds today. temperatures in the low 60's. a high of 73, temperatures right about average. we'll keep the lots of clouds and a chance for a passing sprinkle at any point or a shower. tomorrow breaks of sunshine, 72. friday partly sunny skies 73, only 68 on
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and still to come here on "gma." we have so much more. the latest on the arkansas real estate agent found dead. why the suspect says he targeted her and did he act alone? and a puzzling mystery for police after a mayor of a major los angeles suburb shot in his home. plus revealing how to make your baby smarter. and "gma" goes pink. important new research on diagnosising and treating the disease. and a big surprise for survivors on delta's pink plane. there's always a hug. you're friends for life. when i needed guidance, and i needed support, living beyond breast cancer was there. last year, 5-hour energy raised over $340,000 for living beyond breast cancer purchase a specially marked bottle now through december 31st... and a portion of the proceeds will help breast cancer survivors live beyond their diagnosis.
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now, isn't that how it should be? theredelaware just like us. fire companies in the state of something went wrong with the new health care law that threatened to shut us all down, and then chris coons got involved. chris did one heck of a job. he got senators in both parties to see that there was a problem. they fixed it, so now volunteer fire companies can stay in service. most guys in washington just want to argue. but our chris coons got results. i'm chris coons and i approve this message. it's not easy to get things done in washington, but i'm working hard to find common ground. >> ♪ >> "action news" a brought to you by the arts in philadelphia. and by susquehanna bank. philadelphia. a double shooting that took place in south jersey back in july. 32-year-old tashaun christopher of camden charged with murder. he shot two men ages 23 and 21 behind the regency house apartment complex in winslow
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township. it is 7:26. wednesday morning. i'm matt o'donnell and matt pelman has a look at what's jamming things up. hi, matt. >> traffic troubles in south jersey on this wednesday morning, matt. for drivers trying to get from gloucester county up into camden county, there's a vehicle fire on the ramp from the northbound side of 295 to the northbound 42 freeway giving us big delays with speeds just in the teens. if you're coming north on 295 and you want to get to 42 i would bail out at 130 national park run 130 up to 42. it's been a nasty morning in delaware county with late running construction on 95. the construction gone but it caused huge delays here on the blue route which remains jammed in both directions by the route 1 media bypass. in thorndale chester county watch out for a crash involving a pedestrian along business 30 at bailey road and in boyertown a downed pole along reading avenue. head for philadelphia avenue instead. matt. >> all right, matt thank you so much. let's go to karen rogers filling in for david with the accuweather forecast. hi, karen. >> hey, matt. lots of clouds, a little bit of a cool breeze, too. let's check these numbers for you right now.
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temperature 64 degrees in philadelphia, 59 in allentown and 61 in millville. here's a look at your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast. lots of clouds today, a high of 73 degrees with a chance for a passing shower in a few spots. tomorrow breaks of sunshine and 72. friday partly sunny skies and 73. it rained overnight -- rains overnight friday into saturday, some spots may not clear out until saturday afternoon matt. >> thanks karen. management court to reutters has won the bidding for the revel casino. more details coming
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♪ so wake me up when it's all over ♪ ♪ when i'm wiser and i'm older we love that song. "wake me up." perfect song for this special morning. he is here as part of an all-star trio, smokey robinson, jc is here. >> i love me some smokey robinson. and wait until you hear the song in the last half hour. and also take a look outside. we're going pink here in times square. yes, learn the facts about breast cancer. and it's just wonderful to see how all of times square has been just completely transformed in pink. >> and our crew. real men do wear pink.
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>> yes, they do. >> i just to want say it. >> i like the pink shag carpet you'll see later. where they found that? i don't know. >> i hope that remains to make us aware of the breast cancer fight. we will win against breast cancer. coming up on "good morning america," "gma" investigates the food labels. what you need to know right now that could save you thousands of dollars a year. >> i've wondered about this. i was rummaging around last night and the salad dressing and the dates. >> i do the sniff test. maybe i shouldn't do that. >> i do too. i was like, cross your fingers. >> that's never good. when in doubt, throw it out. >> that is true. >> and if you read the books or seen the movie, "diary of a wimpy kids," the author coming to the rescue after their
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lemonade stand was robbed. there is a happy ending. >> there is. but begin this half hour with new developments in the case of the arkansas real estate agent found dead on tuesday. aaron lewis admitted to kidnapping beverly carter and not killing her. he's not remaining silent. ryan owens has more. >> reporter: why did accused killer aaron lewis target his victim? real estate beverly carter. listen to why while he was in cuffs. >> why? >> she was rich. >> reporter: he found her at this foreclosure home. detectives say he admits to kidnapping her but denies killing the 50-year-old. he's charged with capital murder. do you have anything to say to the family? >> sorry. >> reporter: early tuesday
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morning, officers found her body in a shallow grave near a concrete company where he worked. she was almost 30 miles from the home where she vanished. telling abc, we are devastated at the loss of beverly. mr. lewis robbed us of a wife, loving mother and grandmother. >> we are in the investigation stage of moe tiff. this was a stranger to her. and that's all i need to say. >> reporter: how can you explain what happened? >> i had a codefendant. >> reporter: he claims there was someone else. they hope he'll do the talking now. >> kept him up for 12 hours, doing the interrogation. people don't have the defendant of counsel. they say things. >> reporter: in court lewis said the words that matter most to his defense attorney, not guilty. >> i want people to realize this
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case is much more than what's been said in the media. >> reporter: prosecutors say they may seek the death penalty. ryan owens, abc news, little rock, arkansas. and across the country. the mayor of a los angeles suburb killed in his own home. police say it was a violent end to a domestic dispute. his wife was questioned and released. >> reporter: this morning bell gardens, california, is stunned by the death of daniel crespo, gunned down by his wife. a shocking end to his 28-year marriage. >> so sad. >> they were peaceful, very loving. >> reporter: investigators say the 45-year-old got in an argument with his wife inside their town oklahoma home near los angeles. 19-year-old son daniel jr. tried to intervene. >> after this time the wife, it is believed, retrieved a gun and shot daniel multiple times.
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>> reporter: several of the shots striking her husband straight in the torso. the mayor, who has spent the last 15 years as a deputy probation officer killed in his own home. the mystery this morning, what led the escalation of violence? the two were high school sweet hearts. but overnight his brother told abc news he is standing behind her and the couple's two children. >> i love my brother and nephew and niece and sister-in-law. >> reporter: investigators questioned her, but released her overnight without an arrest. it's up to the district attorney to file charges. brandi hitt, abc news, los angeles. and the weather now from ginger. >> october 1 wisconsin and be this is colorado. fresh pile. skiers happy with that. winter weather advisories in
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colorado. and the chill, and the late fall heat, chicago, they will drop. and talking drop big time. beyond sweater weather here. sunday, 40s or 30s. and same thing as minneapolis, and moves to detroit and pittsburgh. you'll be feeling it. out in west, there's a pocket with a developing heat wave. including los angeles. not just 90s. those molecules moving fast, and look for l.a. >> thanks, ginger, i'm meterologist, karen rogers, kind of cool out here, lots of clouds, too. let's check that forecast. temperature in the low 60's making it up to 73 today with lots of clouds and a brief passing shower in a few spots. tomorrow >> all that weather brought to you by jcpenny. a little sprinkle here and there for us. >> feels good.
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coming up, "gma" investigators the sell by dates on groceries. why you could be throwing thousands of dollars away every year. and how you can make your baby smarter. new research reveals the sounds that can improve their language skills before they can even talk. emma, it's simple, when you are in a place like this, the best way to capture the moment is to feel it, even if you can't see it.
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dates. you may be surprised to learn you may be throwing away thousands of dollars food that may be okay to eat. good morning, mara. >> reporter: good morning. dates on packaged food are confusing. we believe it's an expiration date. it's estimated 90% of consumers throw away food because of this confusion. throwing away groceries and money. best by, use by, enjoy by, sell by. we've all seen the labels with dates, but what do they actually mean? >> they don't mean anything. >> reporter: dr. michael hansen, a senior scientist with consumer reports said consumers mistakenly believe these are expiration dates. >> what most people think it means is the food is bad after that date. it could be hazardous.
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they tend to throw it out. >> reporter: but "gma" investigators learning this is not the last day it's safe to eat. but it's the last day the product is at its peak quality. the guidelines vary from state to at a time. some states have no guidelines at all. >> this is required to be labeled. >> reporter: the only product with a federally regulated date, infant formula. even the food industry recognizes that current practices do not adequately serve all consumers. and tells us there's an effort to improve current code dating practices with the goal of creating a uniform global standard. >> use by, sell by. and nothing. but just a date. >> and this is all the same brand. >> this is all the same brand. this is not only the same brand, but also the same 2%. >> reporter: so what does this show us? >> this shows there's complete confusion out there.
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>> reporter: organic valley says their milk comes from various suppliers who use different things. but they believe these confusing terms lead to major waste and major money out of your pocket. one author says a family of four throws out up to $2300 a year on food. how much is label confusion is not known, but experts are sure it's part of the problem. the food is still safe after that date. milk, up to one week. eggs within three to five weeks from your purchase date. and certain canned goods, like soup and green beans can be good on the shelf for up to five years unopened. as a consumer, what are you supposed to do? how do you know your food has gone bad? >> common sense. the food will smell or taste bad before it gets to the point to make you sick.
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>> reporter: common sense advice that never expires. experts say that sell by date shouldn't be visible to consumers because that information is really so the store knows when to move in new invento inventory. dr. hansen says the most important thing about keeping food fresh is keeping it cold until you're ready to use it. my mom said, do the sniff test. >> i'm the one who's going to the back of the thing to try to get the -- >> the latest expiration date. >> going back of the case. yeah. >> every time. >> i want to see those labels, though. more time. >> but the bottom line is you may be throwing away food that's fine. >> good information. thank you so much. all right, coming up on "gma," everybody, you might have noticed, "gma" is going pink. we have important new research on breast cancer that you need to know right now. and angelina jolie's doctor is with us live. and the real-life diary of a whifrmy kid. these two kids' lemonade stand
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now to that heartwarming story about a community coming together to help out two boys. they ran their own lemonade stand. but when someone stole their money, their neighbors took action. abc gio benitez has that story for us. >> reporter: they're best friends with the same name, spencer and spencer. and right there with them a little dog named coconut.
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but wait until you hear how westie joined the group. spencerbergman asked his mom for a puppy. >> she said save up $500, and i could do that. >> reporter: he recruited his pal and set up a lemonade stand in the northern virginia neighborhood. business was booming until the unthinkable. the lemonade stand was robbed. >> we were bursting into tears. >> reporter: but the boys would make lemons into lemonade. the stand reopening and donations pouring in. >> people would hand a 20 and let us keep the change. >> then a special gift. a local music shop owner donating this book, "diary of a wimpy kid." a $15 gift and a note inside, please, don't lose faivorite in people. >> it was exciting.
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>> reporter: but reaching the auth author, jeff kinney, himself. he video chatted with them and send 150 bucks. >> he said you should keep going for the goal. >> reporter: finally the puppy payoff with a twist. turns out spencer was just shy of the goal when a neighbor gave him coconut for free, saving him from the pound. and all that cash they raised, it'll be used for a very cute cause. >> we're using it for food and fors it halloween costume and all these cool things. we asked the kids if they were scared re-opening the lemonade stand, they were feeling confident. they figured the guy would be more scared of him than they were of him. right? >> how about those neighbors? stepping up like that. >> amazing. >> don't lose faith in people. >> i love that. appreciate that. coming up, "gma" goes pink. amy, you were there for the big surprise on the pink plane. we will explain all coming up. n
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>> ♪ >> reporting canadian foam brookfield asset management has won the bidding for revel casino atlantic city. brookfield had bid $110 million slightly higher than the $90 million bid from developer glen straub. the revel cost 2.4 billion dollars to build. 7:56 on this wednesday, october 1st. i'm matt o'donnell. matt pelman has a look at traffic. >> very first rush hour of october has given us challenges morning matt. wrapped up a bridge opening attack pal bridge. traffic is moving once again. good news there. not so good on the ben franklin bridge where it remains jammed westbound from
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the upside into eighth and vine. of course right lane is still blocked for construction. here on 42 also definitely very crowded, northbound from lower landing road up to 295. better news on 295 northbound you can access 42 northbound again. the vehicle fire that was on that ramp is now gone. had someone that struck a deer on the westbound pennsylvania turnpike by virginia drive. that's gone but delays persist and on the media elwood regional rail line half hour delays for inbound trains this morning because of power problems matt. >> thank you matt. let's go karen rogers filling in for dave murphy with the accuweather forecast. karen. >> hi, matt. lots of clouds, a little bit avenue cool breeze, too. let's check these latest numbers. we just had an update it's 64 degrees in philadelphia but now you're 60 degrees in allentown, 71 in reading, 62 in wilmington, 61 right now millville, new jersey so temperatures in the low 60's making it up to the low 70's today. 73 which is right around average. we'll have lots of clouds today, little peeks of
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sunshine. we could see a passing strong kell. most of the area dry. tomorrow breaks of sunshine, 72. friday partly sunny, 70 it rains overnight friday into matt. >> thanks karen. "action news" is wear pink for breast cancer awareness month. show us your
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m., and the latest on the first case of the deadly ebola virus here in the u.s. a major american city on high alert. how the cdc is rushing to stop an outbreak right now. and how to make your baby smarter. new research revealing that the sounds they hear as infants could make all the difference. and why is jimmy the world's most dangerous man? it's not joke. what you need to watch out for when it comes to kimmel. make it pink, baby. pink, pink, pink. >> and "gma" goes pink. the latest on research and keys to detection. and i'm on board a pink plane with a great surprise for some
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special women. we have a super star morning of music, and so many big names are taking the pink pledge. >> i took the pink pledge, so should you. go pink. >> good morning! [ cheering ] oh, my goodness. look at everybody here in times square with us this morning. showing their support as "gma" goes pink for breast cancer awareness month. and times square, our neighbors, going pink as well. >> i love seeing it all lit up like that. and take a look at these pink buses. there they are. donated by gray line bus tours. carrying 140 breast cancer survivors. amy surprised them on board the delta pink plane. came from all over the country. joining us live in times square.
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>> they had so much joy, so many smiles. they dressed up. i hope they have the wigs and boas on today. and the great crew -- >> you go, crew. >> we walked in this morning and they all had on their pink shirts. real men wear pink, as lara said. >> yes, indeed. and also coming up in this hour. it's called the angelina affect. more women taking steps for early detection and prevention after angelina jolie went public after her double ma tectmy. her surgeon is here with the new medical advances you need to know about. >> we will talk to her coming up. the news first from amy. right to the big news this morning, the first case of ebola diagnosed on u.s. soil. that patient is in isolation at a dallas hospital in critical condition. the man travels from liberia to texas and was in the u.s. for ten days before his diagnosis. the ambulance crew who brought him to the hospital has been
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quarantined as a precaution. and doctorsn want to monitor anyone who came into contact with the man after his symptoms appeared. what is the risk for those who came into contact with him. david kerley has that story. >> reporter: it's the worry of many passengers. you're in a metal tube for hours, wondering, could i have gotten that deadly disease? this morning we know the man now being treated for ebola was a passenger on a flight into dallas. he left liberia september 19th, apparently already infected with the disease. officials have not confirmed his route. more than one layover, potentially in both europe and the u.s. it can be a 43-hour journey. he landed in texas september 20th. do others need to be worried? >> they're not going to acquire ebola infections from this gentleman. >> reporter: many of us have gotten sick, a passenger sneezing, or germs on the
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armrest or tray tables. this can be spread two ways, and this man showed no signs of illness until four days after he landed in dallas. >> patients become hazardous to others when they become sick, and you need direct contact with their body fluids. >> reporter: now the centers for disease control put up posters in airports. and as dr. besser mentioned, there is screening in west africa. keeping people showing symptoms from getting on an aircraft. >> thank you so much for that. and the mystery illness affecting children. four kids in massachusetts suffered paralysis after a respiratory illness. this after ten similar cases in colorado. the cdc is investigating whether the paralysis is related to the enterovir enterovirus. and another embarrassment
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california irvine students. this is great. i want to get in there. shattering the old record of 3800 participants. could have been more, but they ran out of pillows. and the fun fact, that school has two other records, the largest water gunfight and dodge ball game. >> do they go to class at all? oh, boy, haven't had a good pillow fight in a while. >> well, maybe we'll have to. all do it. >> here they come. >> ginger, i love that. "pop news" and weather coming up, and now lara the morning menu in the social square. >> and here's what's coming up on the "gma morning menu." in "pop news," why jimmy kimmel is a dangerous man. this is no joke. we'll explain. how happiness leads to success, not the other way around. what you can do to get both. and angelina jolie's breast cancer surgeon is here with what
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♪ ♪ i guess you say ♪ what can make me feel this way ♪ we're hearing the music. a special go pink "gma" edition. smokey robinson, jc chasez. we have a live performance for our go pink supporters. don't miss that in the last half hour. one of my favorites. and in "pop news," start with wink. let's get to it. in honor of "gma" goes pink, l folks who are too cool. bob kari, who first put on a tutu years ago when his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. they have a book and a yearly calendar, and support women who need financial support in their
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breast cancer journey. and fire fighters who are thinking pink. pink heels uses pink fire trucks to raise funds. here they are selling t-shirts in asheville, north carolina. and some of miami's bravest going pink. it's happening all over the country, guys, texas and california. we also do not want to leave out the finest police departments like this one in leesburg, florida. look to breast cancer and throw the book at it. >> that's one we like. >> you mean you don't like some of them? >> no, love them all. also in "pop news," viewers bewa beware, jimmy kimmel is a dangerous man. i'm dead serious. just got a brand new title, most dangerous celebrity to search online. according to internet firm mcafee, it gives you a good
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chance to land on a site that causes viruses. upon learning the news that he was a technology gangster, he had that this to say. >> you hear that every girl in the school that wouldn't go to the prom with me? which was every girl in the school. who would have guessed that a boy who carried a briefcase to junior high and ended up playing the clarinet would be the most dangerous person. >> i think our jimmy is relishing it. he feels like, i don't know, he's got a little more -- other dangerous celeb searches, bruce springsteen, christina aguilera and chelsea handler. >> is there a reason -- >> kebconnects you to bad stuff. >> good to know. and an update on a story that caused quite a debate around the desk. whether or not this dog was really screaming.
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[ screaming ] is that cody's voice? it was specifically george who relentlessly questioned me on this. while i was not able to get a confirmation from cody, i have further proof, george stephanopoulos, that dogs talk. you need to listen closely. >> baby. you want your mama? >> mama ma. >> one more time. >> you want your mama? >> i want you mama. >> george? >> you're doubling down on this. >> george. >> that is a very, very cute dog who can not talk. >> well you know what, george? tell that to his mama. >> i know. >> that was priceless. >> i believe case closed. and that is "pop news." >> way to go, lara. way to go. >> another investigate report from lara spencer. >> okay. heat index coming up, first the check of the weather. >> this light rain is not going
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to rain on our pink parade. we are in support of the american cancer society. and you told me you have a new mission, right? >> we are turning awareness into action. we are going to finish this fight. >> yes, we are. and they are all here all year raising so many funds. get right to the forecast. the rain showers will continue. look at northeast, philadelphia, 72. d.c., just short of 80 degrees. and buffalo at 74. drier eventually. but not dry anywhere from the gulf coast up to the midwest. with the severe storms, you could see rain showers heavy at times and at places more than 4 inches in missouri. watching for that. >> hey, ginger, i'm meterologist, karen rogers. 64 degrees right now. let's check that forecast. we do see its lot of clouds, a little bit of a cool breeze, a high of 73. can can't rule out a sprinkle or a passing shower at any point today. tomorrow breaks of sunshine and 72. friday partly sunny skies and
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73 degrees for your high. it rains overnight friday into the first part of saturday. some areas might not clear out until saturday afternoon. 68 for your high on saturday. cooler on sunday. >> all right. we to want get all that pink. but we have to get inside -- >> lara -- >> and everybody else. >> thank you, guys. we're going to kick off the heat index. people think about it all the time, does success lead to ha y happiness? someone is saying that's the exact opposite. suggesting that in order to accomplish our goals we have to start off satisfied. it's the happiness advantage. gave a popular ted talk on the subject. and business leaders have the key takeaways, it's not a raise or promotion. maintain a good work/life balance. and take on problems as challenges, not threats. i like that idea, start out
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happy, then success will flow with that. >> and it's very much a choice. you can choose to be happy. >> i degree. >> and how you define success. >> that as well. >> and isn't it more fun to hang out with people with positive energy. i would assume bosses want to be around people with positivity and giving it their all. >> that's why i hang out with you guys. >> hi. okay. also this morning, a behavioral scientist with an interesting tip for dealing with tough decisions. let your friends make the choice for you, especially when it comes to what you eat. expert pat dolan saying he lets his friends order his meals for him. it's an easy way to eliminate one decision from his day. some research suggests that the more -- right -- the more decisions we make, the worse we get at making them. >> robin is shaking her head. >> go ahead, continue. >> he says you should save your
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decision-making energy for things that matter. so hand over the menu and let your friends choose what you eat. >> i think the more decisions you make, the better you get at making them. i think when you get into a certain situation and say you choose, you choose, you get into a habit of that. >> right, wishy-washy. >> i don't know, what do you want? >> whatever -- but whatever works for you. >> when someone orders my dinner, i get cranky. >> note to self. and also in the heat index, so happy that "gma" is going pink this morning. and we have a foundation this morning on military island, it's be beauty. refurbishes donated wigs. these aren't the wigs they do. they're having fun here. but they provide them to women undergoing treatment who can't afford a wig. what i heard from ebeauty was doing, i'm donating one of my
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wigs right here. this is one that i wore in 2007 when i was diagnosed with breast cancer. i wore it right here because it was about the interview with president clinton. and, you know, it's a choice whether you want to wear a wig or not. and i thought that because i was -- was in a situation where people -- i didn't want to be a distraction, that i wanted to wear a wig. and this last time, heck, i was just going to let it fly free. but it's a wonderful organization. and a lot of women, especially with children -- >> they don't to want scare anybody. >> it's great what they're doing. and i'm very happy. i'm going to miss you. but it's also a way to move on. >> i love it, thank you, robin. and we know for more than a decade delta airlines has been partnering with the cancer research foundation, raising $8 million for research. delta's pink plane brought 145 survivors to be with us this
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morning. i was lucky to be on board, but not as a passenger. >> fight! >> reporter: they are survivors. thrivers, a sea of pink boarding -- >> i am so happy to be here. >> reporter: delta's breast cancer one. like rachel, a mother of two who was 42 when doctors gave her her diagnose. >> we found a mass, it's going to be a cancer. >> reporter: a double mastectomy, six weeks of radiati radiation. >> i can't say i'm a survivor yet, but i'm going to be. >> reporter: she's one of 145-women strong. i'm joining them on their journey as a survivor myself. i'm ready, at least i look the part. but not as a passenger. >> good afternoon and welcome on board. i just realized we're a flight attendant short on today's flight. what's this? "good morning america" anchor and breast cancer survivor amy
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robach is here. >> reporter: i'm so excited to be on board the plane with all of you. after takeoff, i'm quickly put to work. taking drink orders, ice or no ice? and serving lunch. but it's the personal stories that inspire me. >> i was scared. >> diagnosed four and a half weeks ago. >> reporter: you were a survivor the moment you found out. >> a celebration of life, a celebration of beating the odds. >> reporter: the way we lean on each other and support each other and the way we let our sisters know that we're not alone. that we're in this together. and we're stronger today. ♪ i want to see you be brave we land in new york city -- ♪ ain't no mountain high enough ♪ >> reporter: and the women are greeted by hundreds of supporters.
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their faces say it all, gratitude, grace and joy. ♪ ain't no mountain high enough ♪ >> i've never had more fun on a flight in my life. it was so beautiful. joy and the energy. and just the enthusiasm for life. and it's a gift. it's the one gift you get from this awful disease that you just appreciate. >> and how about that serenade you guys got? >> it was awesome. so great. and delta -- so many people lined up with the music. and everyone had signs, their name on it. it was well thought out. some of these women have been on the plane for ten years. >> and delta does things throughout the year like this, but to have the sense of community. ain't no mountain high enough. you make a good flight attendant. >> if this doesn't work out. >> yeah, it's working out. move on now to the angelina jolie effect. one study found that testing for the mutation that puts people at
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higher risk for developing breast and ovarian cancer doubled after she had a double ma tectmy after finding she is positive. and dr. christie funk, and dr. jen ashton is right by her. and the recent medical advances, including the discovery of a new gene muation. making the baraka gene a household name. attention is now turning to the palb2 gene mutation. it can increase the risk of breast cancer to a 1 in 3 chance by the age of 70. this puts it behind the other as a top risk factor for breast cancer. >> it can be important. how often to be screened. even considering surgery in the most extreme circumstances.
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>> reporter: up next, new research underlines the role obesity plays in the disease. >> you can do things to lower your chances of getting cancer and living with cancer if you get it. >> reporter: you can decrease the risk by losing a skirt size, reducing alcohol intake and quitting smoking. and on monday, promising results for a relatively new breast cancer drug, perjeta. it helps patients, breast cancer survive longer with low side effects. and joining us now is angelina jolie's breast surgeon, dr. christie funk. and abc news senior medical contributor, dr. jennifer ashton. good to have you. >> good to be here. >> that's why i look -- i love that, pink warriors and thrivers instead of just survivors. her discussion a year ago -- it's hard to believe the time
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that's gone by. it's continued an important conversation, hasn't it? >> it truly has. the ripple effect is not a ripple. ripples dissipate and end. what she has done to raise awareness about the mutation will never be forgotten. it's sort of like the wheel. when you know it's there, why not use it. there was a gene, they knew if many millions of women and men were going to die from this related mutation, we forgot about it. no one's going to forget. and it's really a bigot tributeo her strength to be vocal and there is an awareness. and gave so many women, the choices in fro in front of us, courage. if angelina jolie can do it. i could too. it's not the end of something, but the beginning, perhaps. and dr. ashton, you're screening women to see whether or not they are candidates to have the
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genetic testing. >> and we have to remember, and we talk about this all the time when we see each other, ovarian cancer risk can be up over 50% for the brcta mutation. and now all the buzz in the surgical literature is about removing the from local y-- fallopian tups. >> a commercial is going to take us away in 30 seconds. dense breasts, there are now laws in some states where patients have to be told -- >> mammograms, dirty little secret. if your breasts are dense and you have a normal mammo, may not be normal. dense breasts hide cancer.
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>> ♪ >> "action news" a brought to you by cancer treatment >> "action news" a brought to >> we are awaiting autopsy results on pennsylvania state trooper david kedra. police say an instructor at the montgomery county public safety training facility accidentally shot the 26-year-old yesterday afternoon. kedra was pronounced dead at temple university hospital. 8:27. it is wednesday morning. i'm matt o'donnell. let's check traffic right now with matt pelman. hi, matt. >> trying to get over the hump on this hump day with very slow traffic on the schuylkill expressway. like most mornings, this is the scene by the roosevelt boulevard. overall eastbound over a half hour to get from the blue route into the vine. ideally these numbers would be 14 minutes. westbound even a little worse at 32 minutes right now. watching a couple accidents as well. one is in wayne along swedesford road at old eagle school road. police are on the scene.
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they're also attending to victims in the crash in coatesville along first avenue. watch out for class on septa's media elwyn line because of overhead power problems. matt. >> thank you matt. david is off. meterologist, karen rogers joins us with the accuweather forecast. and i know you're there somewhere, karen. >> you don't have to see me. it's okay. i'll just show you the forecast. let's go ahead and take a look at it and lots of clouds out here right now and the temperature 64. we're headed up to 73 today and we could see a sprinkle or a brief shower at any point but not special to errable wet today. tomorrow breaks of sunshine and 72. friday it's going to be partly sunny skies with a high of 73. celebrate yom kippur at sundown and looks like the rain holds off until the overnight hours on friday. that means it's going to last a little longer on saturday. saturday we're going to have that rain for at least the first half of the day, 68 for your high. sunday look at that high, matt, only 64 with a cool breeze feeling like fall for sure. >> thank you karen. putting out hot spots at the
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scene of what was a huge blaze just blocks from the atlantic city boardwalk. more details, pictures on
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♪ the story of my life ♪ look at that wonderful crowd outside with us. i know the pink wig, the pink costumes. oh. those were the women that were on the plane with amy. the delta plane. and as you know we are going pink. it is october 1st, we start the breast cancer awareness month. and we are going to continue the conversation we were having with dr. christie funk who is angelina jolie's breast surgeon. and also, of course, our contributor, dr. jen ashton. because we were talking about breast density and the importance of that. when i was diagnosed in 2007, the mammogram did not pick up the tumor. it was, thank goodness, my doctor said to also have the ultrasound. and there are now laws where
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doctors have to tell their patients? >> no, the letter women get in the mail says the mammo was normal, ps, your breasts are dense. level four dense breasts, it's like looking for a snowball in a snowstorm because cancer is white. we have two issues with density. one, it camouflages cancer, breast is white, fat is black. the denser your breasts, the whiter it is, and cancer gets overlapped and missed. second issue, the densest breasts have five times the cancer risk versus fatty breasts. you have more cancer risk and can't find it. >> can i ask you something else? insurance, will it pay -- because a lot of people, yeah, i'd love to get the mammogram and ultrasound too, will my insurance cover both? >> variable in different states. consider ultrasound, mri, and
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3-d mammo. we have tools to see through the white. >> the mammogram caught one tumor, but not the other one. >> how do we know which one is right, if they say yes, they're dense, which step? >> i think so many doctors, if i know the patient has dense breasts, write for a ma'am dwmm and a breast ultrasound. it's not always covered. >> 50% of women have dense breasts. they all need ultrasounds. layer on top of that risk, family history, the history of a bioon si that looked weird. up it even more. >> next step in breast cancer awareness? >> it's the generation living with this woman with breast cancer. a lot of them have daughters. they are wondering is this my density? >> my daughters asked me. >> yes, and they need to be told as teenagers, avoid alcohol, exercise. if they do that as a teen and
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young woman, lowers their risk later in life. it doesn't have to be their destiny. >> thank you. dr. funk, thank you again for being with us. >> thank you for having me. thank you for going pink. >> we talk about this. george, where are you, george? he's running the other way. but we should say, it also affects men. yes, the vast majority is women, but also men are affected by breast cancer. we cannot believe one near ago today, amy took that brave step of getting her for first mammogram live here on "gma." just before she stepped into the mammo van, she had a video taped message explaining why she was doing it. and one year later amy shared that message with me again. yeah. here it is. >> so when abc producers called me last week and asked me to have a mammogram on live national television, my first instinct was, no way. never going to do it. i went in to see robin who is a
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breast cancer survivor and thriver, and she said you know what, amy, if one life is saved because of early detection, it's all worth it. i'm going to do this. so, robin, this one's for you. to know what happened in the van now is -- it's emotional to watch that. >> you know, amy, i'm -- wow. i mean, just to -- just to see you. and to see you now. >> i thought i was doing something fill lan tropic for others who might have cancer. never imagining that i was sitting in the room request two malignant tumors inside of me. you gave me the gift of knowledge. the gift of life. and for that, i will be eternally grateful. because you nudged me into the mammo van. >> and so when -- when you called me -- never in a million years that i think that you would be saying what you said. >> i have breast cancer.
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>> yeah. how did it surprise you? >> i watched you work through cancer, and i remember thinking, how is she doing that? why is she doing that? i didn't know why. until it happened to me. and then i realized how important it was to hold on to anything normal. >> we saw you virtually every day, still there, delivering the news for us, being there. what didn't you show us? >> any time i thought about my kids. any time i thought about them worrying about me or me worrying that i'm not going to be there for mthem. my showers were always my crying time. the water drowned out the sobs. when i cried, it was hard you have to put on a brave face for yourself and your family and want to for the other women out there going through the same thing with you. show them you're strong. but, of course, we're not always that way. >> and another lesson we're showing people, teaching people, not just the two of us, but the
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wonderful people that surround us every day. and how you can care for a colleague, a friend, who's going through a challenging time. >> sit in your chair was such an honor while you were battling your second bout of cancer. but then to have you walk me to your chemo chair that you had sat in. seven years prior? to sit in your chair in two completely different ways. but it was so fitting, actually. that was a surreal thing for me. to see how it all had come full circle. >> what is it that you want to get across to people? >> we have to make sure that we're vigilant about our own health. and giving women that nudge. so you nudged me. i hope to nudge other women into that mammogram exam room. >> you could have continued to put it off. and here we are talking about where we are a year later, and i'm thankful you're sitting in that chair a year later. >> yeah. >> to have that information and be able to face it.
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>> exactly. >> wouldn't you want to know and have a fighting chance. there are no guarantees, none whatsoever. but give me a chance. >> i'm looking forward to the day where i won't think about cancer. i'll just think about living. >> lean over, we'll probably be side by side at the desk and tell me when you have that day. >> i will. >> because it's going to happen. >> you asked me, have i had that day yet, not yet. >> but you will. >> i'm looking forward to it. i will lean over and say i had my day. >> thank you for this conversation. and i hope everyone at home, lara, how we are as sisters and discussed this. it's not just today, not just this month. thank you for the work you do. thank you, jen, thank you all. and a final check of the weather now with ginger. the sisterhood continues out here. you sigh us in our pink wigs and boas having a great time for a great cause.
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and the weather first. where is it hot? i'm surrounded by hot people. but we have to look at hot temperatures. 94, dallas, 93, san antonio, houston, 88. that heat into the southeast as well. but it's also fueling severe storms in part along the cold front from grand island, nebraska, to jefferson city, missouri. all looking for the potential for damaging winds. large hail. that's an inch or bigger. anyway, that's from coast to coast. this pink is -- i'm >> thanks, ginger, i'm meterologist, karen rogers. just a little bit breezy out here and cloudy too. let's check that forecast. it's 64 headed up to 73. lots of clouds today. a brief spotty shower here or there. tomorrow breaks of sun >> all that weather brought to you by capital one venture card. and we'd like to thank our wonderful neighbors here in times square for going pink with us. starting with bank of america. it's right there next to our jumbo frotron
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jumbotron. >> thank you to aeropostale, coca-cola, hard rock and hyundai. >> lg, lion king, m and m, nasdaq and oakley. >> prudential, reuters, samsung. >> and thank you to toshiba, the united states military recruitment and walgreens. >> and celebrating everything out here and grateful for those who support. robin. >> well done. they could take our jobs. ginger, looking good. coming up, the power of amy's message. how her decision to have her first-ever mammogram is having a ripple effect. you'll see,
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i've lived hewith my mother, forty--four who is ninety--nine. people who do not live in delaware county need to know that tom mcgarrigle raised our taxes five times. five times in seven years. meanwhile tom mcgarrigle gave a million dollar subsidy to an energy company.
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tom mcgarrigle is not looking out for regular families or seniors at all. we need john kane in the senate. he gets regular families.
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♪ it feels good to be strong look at all of my sisters out there. breast cancer survivors and thrivers there. enjoying times square after making that trip. many of them from atlanta on the delta pink plane. and it was one year ago where it took robin to convince me to get the first mammogram. as we saw, she did it by saying it's worth it if one life is saved because of early detection. it turns out mine wasn't the only life that i saved. >> i'm 40 and putting it off.
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>> reporter: one year ago i finally had the mammogram. but not the outcome i anticipated. words i never expected to hear. i was told that i have breast cancer. watching from her home in south carolina, deb greg, a former news director at the abc affiliate in charleston, south carolina, where i started my career. charleston county school haves a new budget. >> i heard your voice and ran around to watch the story and i was shocked. >> reporter: fast forward a few months, one morning in the middle of my ke moe treatments, i was opening letters of encouragement from viewers. a thank you card. i opened one card, a thank you card from deb. >> i had been driving around with my mammogram prescription for a year when i heard your story on "gma." >> reporter: i had the ma'am gra two days later -- >> a biopsy and learned i had
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cancer the next day. thank you for saving my life. >> reporter: i get chills, that. that card meant the world to me. i was over a year late, lost my prescription. why hadn't you gotten your mammogram? >> i did self-exams, i was very aware of breast cancer. and i felt healthy. and i was really busy. like, every woman in this country. and as it turns out, there was a tumor about the size of a lipstick tube hiding where it couldn't be felt. >> reporter: deb and her two daughters who had just lost their father to lung cancer had already been through so much. for me the hardest part was watching my daughters watch me. what was that like for you? >> i was very angry and very scared. for them. of course, you would ask something like this, but that definitely was the hardest part. >> reporter: with her girls by her side, she would have a double mastectomy on christmas
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eve. >> i had been feeling sorry for myself beforehand. and one of the nurses said why don't you look at things differently and instead say i'm having my surgery on christmas eve, and i'm going to wake up christmas day cancer free. >> reporter: nine months later, deb is vibrant and healthy. >> right now i feel like a fighter. >> reporter: a warrior. >> a warrior. >> reporter: we have our battle wounds, don't we? >> yes, lots of them. these are yours. >> reporter: tell me your prognosis, how you are doing, what doctors told you? >> the oncologist said last week you should consider yourself cured. >> she's so positive and strong. i feel very blessed that our mom was able to beat cancer. >> reporter: it was good to say that out loud. >> yeah. >> reporter: a gift not lost on either of us, two women who started their journalism careers in charleston and fought cancer.
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>> god brought us full-circle. here we are in charleston, both healthy, taking anti-hormone cancer drugs. both with two daughters and both feeling very thankful. >> reporter: >> and to take the pledge, we have taken the pledge, right? go to abc and get the details on yahoo! and "good morning america." coming up, we have sushl star smokey robinson,
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talk about looking great. they look beautiful. and this music, oh, you have this motown dvd and you have this new music that's out. a lot of collaborations. >> a lot of stuff happening right now. >> how do you feel about the collaborations with these -- >> these guys are awesome. i am so proud to be singing with them. they're just wonderful. and they did a great job. as you're going to see. yeah. >> my girl, you wrote it for the temptations. you sing the song this guy wrote. no pressure, right? >> i told him i want to be a miracle. i told him. >> aloe, i know they've had a great -- >> today's the day. >> he and others have had a great influence on you and your music. >> absolutely. his music has been such a great inspiration to me. >> thank you, gentlemen. from smokey and friends, are you ready for this? "my girl." >> here we go, buddy. ♪
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♪ when it's cold outside ♪ sweet thing sweet thing sweet thing ♪ ♪ my girl ♪ well i guess you say what can make me feel this way ♪ ♪ my girl ♪ my girl ♪ my girl ♪ talkin' bout my girl ♪ my girl ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> all right, baby. smokey robinson.
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woman: amitiza helped me find relief from my chronic constipation. ask your doctor if amitiza is right for you. gentlemen, that was the most perfect ending to the show we could have imagined. thank you so much. it was great. i think everybody outside loved it as well. let's wave good-bye to them, too. >> have a great day, everybody. >> ♪ >> firefighter are still pouring water on the scene of a huge multiple building fire in atlantic city.
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it broke out last night a few blocks from the boardwalk. high winds help fuel the flames. no one was injured but more than a dozen people were forced out. 8:57, it's wednesday morning, it is time to check traffic with matt pelman. hi, matt. >> and as always it's going to take some extra time on this first morning of october, matt here on 95 southbound. heavy delays persist from past cottman avenue through this point at girard. overall 33 minute ride southbound that ideally should be 14 minutes. also have several accidents, one in bryn athyn blocking byberry road at pioneer road. stick with county line road as a an alternate. also one on the northbound side of the new jersey turnpike approaching exit four. the bigger delays are there on 295 southbound coming south of 73 on down to the 42 freeway. and still have delays but now just soon minutes on the media elwyn regional rail line because of inbound trains because of power problems. matt. >> dave murphy is off. meterologist, karen rogers has the accuweather forecast. karen. >> hey, matt, it's 66 degrees
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right now. we've got lots of clouds right here. we're watching for a sprinkle or two but not seeing at the moment. lots of clouds, 73 degrees for your high and we could have a brief shower at any point. tomorrow breaks of sunshine, 72. friday we'll see partly sunny skies and 73 degrees. celebrate yom kippur after sundown and the rain comes overnight friday now into saturday. looks like it could rain the first half of the day on saturday. our high saturday, 68, cooler still on sunday, matt. >> thanks karen. coming up today on "action news" at noon highlights from the debate between the two candidates for pennsylvania governor plus the latest information on the can country's first person to be diagnosed with the ebola here he spread. tyler perry is a guest on
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have you seen tom corbett's ads attacking me... get real. it's tom corbett who's been sticking it to the middle class on taxes. corbett cut a billion dollars from education... almost 80% of school districts plan to raise property taxes. meanwhile, we're the only state that doesn't charge oil and gas companies an extraction tax. but corbett raised your gas taxes through the roof. i'm tom wolf, i'll be a governor who stands up for the middle class for a change.
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announcer: it's "live! with kelly & michael." today, actor, director, producer and writer, tyler perry. and a performance from "saturday night live" alum ana gasteyer. ll next on "live." now, here are kelly ripa and michael strahan! [cheers and applause] ♪ kelly: