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good morning, america. breaking overnight, explosive ending. >> oh, my god. >> the fireworks show that went haywire near the finale. shells landing in the crowd. >> oh my god. >> spectators burned. the rush to treat the victims. what went wrong here? star-spangled security. police across the nation ramping up efforts to keep you safe today. the test for america's law enforcement against those lone wolf attackers inspired by isis. plus, will the weather cooperate? your full holiday forecast. shark fears. holiday beachgoers on the lookout after recent attacks as fishermen reel in predators like this one close to shore. >> it's a shark. >> the advice for swimmers
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"terminator" versus "magic mike" and crew. will arnold be back to cash in, or will a sexy sequel win over the crowd? ♪ born in the usa ♪ hey, good morning, and happy fourth. we've got lots of fun stuff coming up. our set is decked out. sara and paula stayed up all night getting this ready. paula very helpfully actually put a flag in my coffee cup. >> that was sara. >> that was not sara. >> happy fourth of july. >> we've also got some early fireworks coming up and later in the show, there's the fireworks -- we'll show you much more of that later in the show. sara has a holiday themed edition of "pop news" including grilling celebrities and this weigh-in and stare-down at the annual coney island hot dog eating contest. there it is, things getting intense. that's a july 4th tradition that will take place later today.
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>> it's a july 4th tradition we love very much and can honor on this day, right? we do want to start with a series of concerns looming over the holiday including isis, sharks and, of course, the weather. across america we've got a mix of extreme heat, severe storms and plain old rain, so will it put a damper on your celebration? let's kick things off with rob who is out this morning in central park. hi, rob. >> hi, paula. it is independence day. we are celebrating that and the birth of this great country. and unlike any other holiday this one really depended on the weather because so many outdoor activities. you's got ball games, hot dog eating contests, parades, fireworks dependent on the weather. check this out. a place where they have fireworks 365 days a year, disney world, a natural light show happening there. frequent lightning across orlando, and that may be the case as we go through today. all right. where are we going to see the severe weather today? there's not a whole lot of really intense severe weather. that's the good news, but widespread area of seeing isolated thunderstorms. the heaviest will be across the
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dakotas and parts of nebraska. the heavy rain we're seeing some of that across parts of northern mississippi, alabama where it's going to stay today and across those thunderstorms that develop later on today. all right. your today forecast will feature a little bit of rainfall across the northeast. it's not raining now in new york city. thunderstorms will fire across t the southeast. most of the drier air moves into the northeast by the time the fireworks hit tonight and the thunderstorms will be spotty across the southeast where it will be the diceiest. so far in central park it is dry and nobody firing up the grill just yet so i'll see you back inside in a few, dan. >> thank you. now to the story that broke overnight and speaks to another holiday concern, the safety of fireworks displays. look at this video out of colorado. an explosion and then fireworks flying directly into a crowd of people many of them treated for injuries and abc's ryan smith is here with more. >> reporter: good morning. nothing says fourth of july like a fireworks display, the sparkling lights in the sky dazzling millions celebrating
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our country's birthday. but in this case something went horribly wrong. >> look! >> reporter: overnight, an independence day fireworks celebration taking a frightening turn. >> oh, my gosh. oh, my god. >> reporter: thousands of spectators gathered for a fireworks display in avon, colorado, friday night when suddenly fireworks shoot directly into the crowd. >> is that like supposed to happen? >> reporter: fireworks spraying on to shocked revelers. [ screaming ] >> reporter: nine onlookers hurt in the mishap. medics on the scene treating the injured for burns. >> oh, my god. that's not good. >> reporter: authorities still investigating the incident but this morning event organizers telling abc news a fireworks shell exploded inside its canister causing several others to tip over. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: firing towards the unsuspecting crowd. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: instead of up in the sky. luckily the injuries in this case were minor.
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event organizers told us they had several ambulances on the scene just for situations like this. a good thing because with explosives like that, it could have been a lot worse. >> a lot worse, ryan, thank you. appreciate it. >> all right, ryan, thanks. an even more urgent safety concern this holiday weekend, isis, authorities are warning of an increased threat of terror attacks inspired by the islamic state and police in major cities are ratcheting up security. in los angeles officials say the threat has not been this high since 9/11. devin dwyer has more on these warnings from washington, d.c. good morning, devin. >> reporter: good morning, paula. they're expecting up to 700,000 people down here today on the national mall, all of them going through security checkpoints like this one as authorities here and across the country on their highest state of alert. it's a super bowl test for america's national security. celebrations in the nation's 239th birthday facing what some call the most serious threats since 2001. >> the threat stream is very high. in fact, we don't think it's been this high since 9/11. >> reporter: l.a. to d.c.,
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chicago and boston this morning law enforcement is fully deployed. authorities citing no specific plot or threat but concerned about isis and supporters possibly lurking inside the u.s. >> obviously a lone wolf is our worst nightmare, but we have nothing to indicate we have any of that going on. >> the boston marathon continues. >> reporter: it was in boston where the marathon bombers originally planned to target the fourth of july. they struck early, authorities say, because the bombs were ready sooner. that attack and others in tunisia and france recently on the minds of tourists hitting the national mall. >> you just pray it doesn't happen. >> i see the police all over the place. >> reporter: in chicago police are working 12-hour shifts, an extra 7,000 officers deployed this weekend in new york city on the ground, in the air and on the water around ground zero. here in washington, tourists navigating a security maze but
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authorities say the best defense our sixth sense. >> if you believe something is wrong or the hair stands up on the back of your neck don't feel ashamed or embarrassed to reach out to a member of law enforcement that is in the area to let them know, hey, please, check this. >> reporter: an important reminder, if you see something today, say something. that's what that 911 caller did out at navy yard earlier this week. thought she heard gunfire. turned out to be a false alarm but, dan, police say that's exactly what you should do, dan. >> devin, thank you. we move to the safety issue at the beach. sharks. millions of americans are planning to head to the water in the midst of a truly remarkable string of shark attacks and look at this video. beachgoers reeling in a shark in north carolina, and that is where we find abc's phillip mena who is in nags head, north carolina. phillip, good morning to you. >> dan, good morning. the beaches here are open on this fourth of july despite nearly daily encounters with sharks on the carolina coast. sharks lurking in the water on this busy holiday high on everyone's mind. this morning, beachgoers on high alert.
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a five-foot shark swimming just offshore caught on camera in south carolina. this new video adding to the alarming number of encounters with sharks on the east coast. in kill devil hills fishermen hooking and dragging this six-foot-long shark to shore. >> it was the biggest shark that i've ever seen in person and was quite scary. >> reporter: anna korman on vacation flipping the unexpected scene. >> and that's kept me out of the water for the rest of the day. >> reporter: posted shark warnings greeting visitors on both coasts. the signs in california discouraging swimming following a series of great white sightings and advisories posting along carolina beaches in the wake of 11 attacks this year. suggesting swimmers avoid bright colors, stay in groups and stay close to shore. while some experts believe that fishing too close to shore could lead to scenes like this one in florida, bait possibly luring sharks closer to the beach with
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disastrous effects contributing to the recent increase in attacks including patrick thornton, who was bitten while protecting his son just offshore at avon beach. >> it took a pretty big chunk out of my right leg so i started punching the shark and then it grabbed my back. >> reporter: already this morning, you can see people fishing out on the pier. so far not too many people here on the beach but it is early on this holiday and beaches are expected to be packed. paula. >> all right, phillip, thank you. and there is outrage across the country after a terrifying attack at a popular tourist attraction in san francisco. it left a young woman dead murdered right in front of her father. officials believe that it was a random act. the suspect is a convicted felon and undocumented immigrant who some say should have never been back on the streets. we get more on this tragedy now from aditi roy. good morning, aditi. >> reporter: good morning, paula. a really sad story here in san francisco. the suspected shooter remains
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here at the county jail this morning as questions swirl about why he was free on the streets in the first place. >> i had the best sister. >> reporter: this morning friends and family of 32-year-old kathryn steinle grieving her loss asking what more could have been done to prevent her death in her father's arms at one of san francisco's most popular tourist spots. >> i could feel she was fighting grasping for every breath and i wouldn't expect anything less from her. >> reporter: according to police 45-year-old francisco sanchez has confessed to steinle's murder. >> i'm not at that point in my faith. i don't know that i can forgive him right now. >> reporter: sanchez, a mexican national here illegally, is a convicted felon with a violent past. federal authorities say he has been deported five times and should have been behind bars instead of free to shoot and kill steinle
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in broad daylight wednesday. >> we got one victim, gunshot wound to the back. >> reporter: customs enforcement saying after sanchez was released from prison in march, their officers handed him over to local law enforcement for outstanding drug charges with one request, if he were to be released again, i.c.e. officers be notified. but local officials say after the drug charges were dropped, they had no legal basis to hold sanchez without a court order. >> we have a city law, city ordinance which makes it very clear that we don't turn people over to i.c.e. >> reporter: that policy now being questioned. immigration authorities saying the refusal to detain sanchez illustrates the importance of jurisdictions working with i.c.e. in order to avoid needless tragedy in their communities. >> i'll never get to tell my sister that i love her again. >> reporter: as sanchez remains behind bars here at the county jail this morning, san francisco police say they're stepping up security patrols at the embarcadero this holiday weekend. dan. >> aditi, thank you. such a tough story and so many questions so let's bring in
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abc news consultant and former fbi profiler brad garrett. brad, we've got i.c.e. and the san francisco pd pointing fingers at one another. do you have a sense of who is actually in the wrong here or are they both in the wrong possibly? >> well, i think what you've got, dan, is two organizations that have, you know, they have a different mission. i don't think it's a matter of miscommunication as this particular person just noted on camera, they have an ordinance in san francisco not to enforce i.c.e. or immigration warrants. so, you know, naturally driven by a number of reasons, so i think they chose not to do it and let him go and unfortunately we've had this horrible tragedy. >> what's the rationale behind this law that prevents the law enforcement officials in san francisco of notifying i.c.e. or turning somebody over to i.c.e.? >> because, dan, immigration laws are a big rub, particularly in ethnically diverse communities obviously like san
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francisco, and so the police want to separate themselves from doing immigration enforcement because it causes such consternation in various communities within san francisco. they are there to build a relationship with the community, not keep it in fear and that's really the big issue here. >> whoever is right, one woman is dead, and there are a lot of questions being asked this morning. brad garrett, we appreciate your guidance on this saturday morning. thank you very much. >> and now we'll toss it over to ron. >> yeah, good morning, ron. >> good morning, dan, paula, sara. good morning, everyone. we begin with a deadly helicopter crash in colorado. flames engulfing the medical chopper after it crashed into two cars outside of a hospital in frisco, colorado. witnesses say the helicopter spun out of control shortly after takeoff and plunged to the ground bursting into flames. the pilot was killed. a flight paramedic and a nurse pulled from the burning wreckage are in serious condition
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both of them. an investigation is under way. and in orange, texas, an alligator kills a man during a late night swim at a marina. police say the 28-year-old man and a female companion ignored this sign, this warning sign when they jumped into the water early friday morning. the young man's body was found almost two miles upstream. this cops just days after a texas father and his son were attacked by an alligator on a lake near houston. and new outrage in baltimore. this time over a sign inside of a police van reading "enjoy your ride cuz we sure will." is the sign obtained by abc news. baltimore police are investigating how it got there and an african-american man, freddie gray suffered severe spinal injuries after being transported inside a baltimore police van after his arrest. that was in april. he later died and six baltimore police officers are charged in connection with his death. and terrifying moments in florida when dozens of people were stranded on a ferris wheel for three hours. i wouldn't like that. 66 riders were on the 400-foot-high orlando eye when it suddenly stopped moving. rescue crews were able to get
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everyone off that ride safely. and new york yankees slugger alex rodriguez has been reunited with a baseball that he hit for a home run two weeks ago for hit number 3,000. zack hample, the fan who caught the ball, handed it over to a-rod on friday in exchange for a $150,000 donation, not by a-rod but by the team to hample's favorite charity, which provides baseball equipment to kids. finally, after a-rod got that milestone baseball back, he and the yankees took the field against the tampa bay rays, and check out what happens late in the game. a pigeon suddenly darting across the field straight at rays outfielder kevin kiermaier, who was at first base. he ducks, he was not hit by the pigeon. he was okay but -- >> he acts like he's been struck by lightning. >> yeah, he stayed on the ground a long time afterward. the pigeon landed and kept walking around. >> the pigeon was found. >> a saying in baseball,
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hbp, hit by pitch when everyone knows it should be hit by pigeon. >> hbp, hit by pigeon. >> never witnessed that. >> it happens frequently. >> the most credulous person. >> i just believed. it was like something we'd cover in "pop news." but now to the big soccer showdown happening tomorrow in canada. the u.s. preparing to take on japan in the women's world cup final. it's a rematch of the last world cup final four years ago, of course. this year the u.s. team is hoping for a different outcome. abc's jesse palmer is in vancouver where the grudge match will go down. good morning, jesse. >> reporter: good morning, sara. you know, both of these teams know each other so well. japan winning that dramatic final in 2011 and the united states rebounding the next year at the summer olympics in london but you ask anybody on this u.s. squad what motivates them tomorrow night, it's simple it is the 2011 times loss that they remember the most. >> all: i believe that we will win. i believe that we will win. >> reporter: team usa is ready
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for battle. and many believe this is an ideal matchup between the powerhouse japan. this is a shot to redeem the title after the devastating defeat in 2011. and a chance to bring home the first world cup title in 16 years. what's it like playing in this big of a game against this big of a rival? >> it's amazing. it's what we live for. >> reporter: team usa moving on to the world cup finals sunday night after dominating germany earlier this week. >> that's it, the usa is going to the finals. >> reporter: japan, the team that beat team usa in 2011's world cup final during a penalty kick shoot-out. >> it is japan's world cup. >> reporter: returning to this year's final after england's defender kicked the ball into her own team's goal under pressure from two attackers in the final minutes of extra time. >> could it be an own goal by england? >> reporter: what is it about japan and their style that makes them so tough to beat? >> they're really unique. nobody else plays like them. >> reporter: back on the practice field today gearing up for the most meaningful game of their lives. what are you ready and prepared
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to do sunday night? >> all i want is when that final whistle blows is for us to have one more goal than they do. >> all: usa, usa, usa. >> reporter: now, team usa set to have a light practice at the stadium you see over my shoulder here today, then it's all about rest and relaxation getting their minds focused on winning their third world cup title and first in 16 years. dan and paula. >> all right, jesse, thank you very much for that. from vancouver. >> i know what you'll be doing tomorrow. >> we're having a big party. my daughter is inviting her little soccer friends over but this is really really great for team usa. they're trying to become the first country to win the world cup three times, the odds on favorite, 67% i believe to beat japan. >> like the soccer triple crown. >> it is, and this is the first time there's been a rematch in the women's world cup. >> i love sara reaching for a sports analogy. >> hey, at least she's trying. >> she liked it. she liked it.
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>> i appreciate it. >> she knows about as much about sports a do. >> somebody has to be offended about the horse analogy there. >> what's the weather going to be like for the game in vancouver? >> it's going to be nice, yeah, it's going to be nice. this scenario that -- some rain it's the dry season they are in a hot stretch. where it is not dry right now in new albany, mississippi they saw ten inches of rainfall in 1 hours. this bridge almost got washed out north of tennessee they would multiple bridges washed out. tremendous amount of rain falling in a short period of time. we have flood watches posts across the south and north of mississippi and birmingham, alabama. this will spread rain across the northeast a little bit through the afternoon and we'll see a drying pattern. you go south in places like north georgia, the storms pop up through the afternoon into the evening and into the carolinas. northwest, dry weather seattle on a three-day stretch of 90
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plus, they will break the record which is 5 days. 1o5 in vegas, they are on 20 day streak of that. happy birthday america. >> reporter: "good morning america" everybody, i'm meteorologist chris sowers, we're seeing showers pushing in across the western suburbs from the lehigh valley to lancaster. we'll get you outside and show you the view at the philadelphia international airport. we're seeing a mostly cloudy sky, east of philadelphia we're seeing sunshine, a few peeks 76 degrees that's the forecast for today. cloudy skies and showers possible later this afternoon. i just got invited to paula's house for a barbecue so i might take you up on it. >> hot dogs. we keep it simple. >> hopefully you have some
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spicy mustard. >> maybe some hamburgers. >> like the triple crown of barbecues. >> you're such a brat. >> thank you, rob. >> get him, sara. here's what's coming up on "gma." we're going to take a serious turn and talk about a woman who vanished on vacation from texas. she disappeared while snorkeling in the caribbean. her husband speaking out now and also there are new efforts to find out exactly what happened to her. plus, battle of the blockbusters. which movie will be the big winner at the box office this weekend? "terminator genisys" or "magic mike xxl"? >> i'm going "magic mike." and downing dogs at the annual coney island hot dog eating contest. it's become fourth of july tradition, and joey "jaws" chestnut is back to defend his title. the big weigh-in in "pop news." maybe we'll get dan to demonstrate. >> are you going to bring in hot dog, sara? >> no, but dan might demonstrate. "good morning america" is brought to you by new benefiber healthy shape. this you can do. pe. who doesn't? so i work out. i'm good. i juice.
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a few showers in the western suburbs, but we're seeing sunshine across south jersey and delaware. morning parades should be okay, afternoon barbecues you may be dodging rain drops, but the evening fireworks shows should be already. 76 degrees. accuweather says cloud skies and passing showers. >> rick williams and cesily tynan and karen rogers and adam joseph host the jam on the parkway and fireworks in philadelphia, only on 6abc, we send you back to "good morning america."
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♪ okay, kids of all ages having fun at the national museum of american history in washington, d.c. they are making the american flag out of legos. that's why i love legos. they're so creative. in case you're in numbers. don't look in the prompter. i want you to guess how many legos it took to create that flag. >> 5,000. >> 5,001. >> $1. >> 109,200 bricks to make that red, white and blue -- together you were both way off. >> i was told there would be no math when i took this job. >> no math. a guess. no adding. >> still involves numbers. we've got a patriot icic edition of "pop news" with sara coming up. plus, the holiday battle at the box office, the cyborg versus the strippers. "terminator genisys" -- i can't believe i just said that. >> you said it. >> "terminator genisys" taking on "magic mike xxl," who will emerge victorious?
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we'll take a look at that coming up. but first here, the family is praying for good news after a woman from texas went on vacation and never came back. >> amanda waller was enjoying a snorkeling trip with friends off the caribbean island of curacao. but waller described as a strong swimmer, she never made it back to shore. and abc's kendis gibson has more on the efforts to find her. good morning, kendis. >> reporter: paula and dan, good morning. yeah, this really was supposed to be a fun trip. up to 25 friends from texas vacationing together and two days into the trip, something mysterious took place. this morning, lost in paradise, a houston couple on a dream caribbean vacation with friends when it suddenly cut short. >> yeah this was just a vacation for family and friends we take annually every summer chose curacao because we heard the diving and the beaches were beautiful. >> reporter: that tropical setting turned to trouble a week ago thursday. 29-year-old amanda waller went snorkeling with friends and somehow separated from her group on the way back to shore.
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>> she signaled that she was going back to shore but no one ever saw her come ashore. >> reporter: and now her husband allan talking exclusively with ktrk saying he was diving farther out to sea with friends when waller finished. >> when i surfaced from a dive i was doing with my best friend, they already had begun a search for her. >> reporter: for several days dozens of volunteers and the coast guard searched the southern caribbean waters for waller to no avail. the family raising nearly $14,000 on a crowd funding site for the search. >> we're hoping, of course, that she's found alive. but in either way i think her family deserves closure with knowing exactly what happened to her. >> reporter: for her husband back at home in houston, there are still more questions than answers about what really happened to amanda waller. >> i don't want to speculate on what i believe happened. i just have faith that she's in god's hands now. >> and this morning police on that small island off venezuela
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do not suspect foul play, but have few other leads. dan, paula. >> so tragic, kendis, we want to thank you and send things to ron and you are tracking our top story about that firework accident in colorado. >> yeah it really took a frightening turn there in avon, colorado, excuse me. the fireworks display, thousands of revelers were in avon racing for cover when the fireworks came shooting into the crowd. nine people were injured in that incident. and police are across the country beefing up security at holiday parades and fireworks shows on this fourth of july. authorities are warning of an increased terror threat this weekend. and to greece now on the eve of a landmark referendum vote on the eu bailout agreement. a dead heat between pro and against the eurozone's austerity package for greece. fears now mounting that banks which were closed all week could run out of cash as soon as monday. finally, meet twiggy, the biggest star of this summer's x games in austin.
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the furry rodent or squirrel showing off waterskiing skills with a gopro attached, of course. twiggy did get some help. he or she or it was towed by a remote controlled boat during a few laps impressing the crowd of spectators. the texas fans getting quite a treat. twiggy believe it or not, is a worldside celebrity with cult followings in france, germany and bermuda, much as sara haines. >> yes. sara actually has more followers than -- >> nope, that's about it. that's about it. >> all of germany, france. >> strapped on, though. was he just holding on? >> he's holding on. >> he's a pro. come on. >> he's got opposable thumbs. >> we saw you do something crazy like that earlier this week on "gma." >> not nearly as graceful as that squirrel. >> yes. what was that called? >> flyboarding when you hook a jetski up to your feet basically and it lifts you out of the water. it's bananas. >> i've done that once and i
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face planted -- >> is it not painful? >> it's really painful and embarrassing. >> i mean i'm barely going to be able to make it over the wall. here's a shot for you, what a beautiful day in new york city, relative speaking because it is the birthday of our country and celebrating our independence, this gift from france has been put to good use my grandparents saw that 80 years ago, i can't imagine what went through their minds, it's a great to be american today. independence missouri, 85 degrees, liberty, new york, 68. flag arizona. 82. beaches, you're going to be packed today. daytona, 80 degrees, hitting the 70-degree in atlantic city. 75 in cape hatteras. showers monsoonal flow across the west.
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dry and warm across the west coast. if you're setting off fireworks there's a lot of bans because of the dry weather. thunderstorms popping across the southeast and drier weather moves into the northeast. tomorrow will be a glorious day from chicago to new york city. that's a check on the national outlook, here's what is shaking locally. >> reporter: good morning, i'm chris sowers with this the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, we'll go cloud skies today, there could be a passing shower or two, if i first thing this afternoon, 76 degrees. y patriotic. >> we try to do it. >> red, white and blue. celebrating america today and coming up on "good morning america," starting the summer blockbuster season with a burst of testosterone, "magic mike
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♪ born in the usa ♪ welcome back, everyone. can we stay on this video a little bit longer? the summer blockbuster is ready to thrill you with a big dan? >> beefcake. >> thanks to "magic mike xxl," sorry. >> thank you for doing that to me, paula. i appreciate it. and if that's not your style, arnold is back as the terminator. this is a made in america show. it's a box office battle and sara is all over the story. >> yeah, well, if your fourth is more about staying in than going out, you have some options. it all comes down to bad boys. the question is whether you
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want to see them dancing or blowing stuff up. grab your popcorn. let the blockbuster battle begin. >> come with me if you want to live. >> reporter: two summer smashes duking it out for the top spot in the box office over the fourth of july weekend. but will the sexy sequel "magic mike xxl" catch the most singles? >> why do you think i came this weekend? >> reporter: or will arnold and his co-stars terminate the competition with the long awaited reboot to the 1984 action thriller? >> can you stop it? >> i don't know. >> reporter: the highly anticipated movies hoping to cash in on the holiday rush. >> obviously summertime is a great time for sequels. i think it's going to be a really good fourth of july weekend. >> reporter: both films have huge fan bases to draw from. but will this face-off become a battle of the sexes? "magic mike," luring the ladies according to lead actress amber heard. >> if you could sum it up with a hashtag, what would it say? >> best girls night ever. >> reporter: the sequel hoping to continue the hype. the first "magic mike" reaching unexpected success exceeding expectations in its 2012
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release breaking box office records and making over $165 million. even "magic mike" himself setting a high bar for the sequel. >> i think people's minds will be blown but also it's fun. >> reporter: and "terminator genisys," cashing in on its cultlike following that's been building for over 30 years. >> there was no way of knowing when we did the first one that it would be that popular. >> reporter: making almost $80 million during its original run plus three sequels and a television spin-off, which has had many fans saying -- >> i'll be back. >> very different movies. i think if i was with my dad, i'd have to go to "terminator." if it was up to me it would be "magic mike xxl." >> you haven't seen the first one. i haven't seen the first one. >> no, but i've seen enough clips that i feel like i've seen the movie a few times. >> maybe you and i can do a marathon. a "magic mike" marathon. >> can we? >> just go over and over. >> your husband can take the kids, we'll plop down, popcorn. >> i love it. >> i hate to interrupt this planning, but coming up here on the show, it's a july 4th tradition, nathan's hot dog
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♪ time for "pop news" and a holiday theme. >> i love all of this right now. thank you. >> all of us? >> yes. >> the props, as well. it looks like taylor swift is getting her grill on this fourth of july. here she is almost. she's got some cooking tongs in hand snapped by her boyfriend calvin harris. who it seems can hardly believe his luck. the deejay captioning this pick, she cooks too. something my husband will never say. reese witherspoon is also ready for the holiday sharing this photo with her fans of her party preparations and clearly it looks just like a pinterest page
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and katie holmes os celebrating with another kind of stars and stripes, the wearable kind. love that. adam levine and his wife are also feeling patriotic. levine sharing this photo writing stars and legs for days. must be nice. also something my husband will never say. >> his wife is a supermodel. >> she's gorgeous. he's not so bad himself. >> you're gorgeous too, sara. >> thank you, paula. a special fourth of july treat for fans of the cult comedy "wet hot american summer." one of my personal faves. some huge new names are joining the prequel tv series with the first full length trailer revealing that kristen wiig, john slattery, chris pine weird al yankovic and jon hamm will be heading to -- >> and michael sera. >> yeah of course the original movie was filmed 14 years ago. i didn't see it with stars like bradley cooper -- do you remember? amy poehler, paul rudd and many more all going on to achieve super stardom. we can't wait to see them all
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pretend to be teenagers again when -- >> scary. >> they appear on netflix at the end of the month. >> that looks really good. >> that was awesome. i can't wait to see this version. kristen wiig, done. that's all you needed. >> i've never seen the original. >> oh gosh, you'll watch it like ten files. it's one of those repeat movies, quotable and everything. >> better than "magic mike xxl"? >> well, i like comedy so i'm going to say, yeah, you'd love this. >> wow. >> yes. i know i like to objectify you guys but i really would prefer comedy. the nation's greatest eaters -- >> in some cases they're one in the same. >> rarely, rarely. >> rarely. >> the eaters are going head-to-head in brooklyn, new york, at nathan's famous fourth of july hot dog eating contest. this year's competition will welcome back eight time world hot dog eating champ, joey chestnut, aka jaws who weighed in yesterday. he hopes to better his record of 69 hot dogs in just 10 minutes. my stomach hurts. the reigning women's champ, miki sudo, also weighed in ahead of the big event and gave her rivals a ceremonial
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stare-down. may the dogs be ever in your favor. that contest is hard to watch. same -- i'm sorry, but when they soak the hot dogs -- >> nothing more american, come on. >> i know it's american but it's rough. >> do they keep a defibrillator on hand? it looks really dangerous. >> you have to keep them all down, by the way. >> i would have to have ketchup on them. >> i don't think that's one of the rules. >> oh really. >> yeah. >> can you put ketchup on? >> i would have to. >> it wastes time. oh, america, land of the free. home of the adorably cute tiny hamster pool party. take a look at the latest video from our favorite youtube celebs. they're back with an all-american backyard bash just in time for the fourth of july. >> bunnies. >> come on! >> hamsters, guinea pigs. >> look at that. >> they're going -- >> what is that? >> they are way -- >> is that a hedgehog? >> no. >> name that rodent, guys. >> is that a -- >> that's a rabbit. >> that's a hamster. >> look at this. >> that is a man. >> what is that? >> that's a rat.
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a possum. >> a possum, i think. >> how come your chihuahuas weren't invited? ? because they're not rodent, paula. >> oh that's right. >> you're going to lose the title of aunt paula. >> so cute. >> okay, then. >> they're probably going why is this guy feeding me such small food? >> this looks like a video -- >> look at the hamster still going. >> just blowing up. >> after he made the video he's heading to coney island for the hot dog contest. >> no, no, no hot dogs for the rodent. >> sara before we go, ron, what's her grade today? >> "b." >> a "b." >> oh, my goodness. >> that's very unpatriotic. >> a solid "b." "a" minus last week. what do you want? >> i don't do b's. >> we'll be right back with a better grade perhaps. >> i need an "a" something. >> tough love. the next i'm saying... i have this thing called psoriatic arthritis. i had some intense pain. it progressively got worse. my rheumatologist told me about enbrel. i'm surprised how quickly my symptoms have been managed.
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this fourth of july and sara would like to sing you to break. ♪ stand up next to you and defend her -- >> okay, we'll see you tomorrow. ♪ >> i'm eva pilgrim coming up next on "action news" saturday morning at 9:00. the stage is set and philadelphia is ready to celebrate this fourth of july. we'll have a preview of the festivities. will the weather steal the show? clouds and rain are in the forecast. chris has the latest from accuweather, those stories and much more next on "action news" saturday morning.
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>> gobltion all good morning and happy fourth of july, i'm eva pilgrim. here's what we're following on "action news," from the city to the shore people are gearing up for the independence day celebration. police are questioning a man after a 5-month-old baby is rushed to the hospital. a man accused of shooting a
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cop in camden is off the streets. we'll have those stories in a moment, but first the very important accuweather forecast. >> reporter: is today a big day or something? >> it's july 4, chris. >> reporter: let's go live on sky 6. we're down in atlantic city, you can see cloud cover and shades of gray. a little bit of a breeze blowing off the water. you'll see sunshine right now, but the clouds will roll back in as the showers are approaching from the west. today we'll see showers from time to time, it's not a good beach day, but it's not going to be a day where you're coop cooped up inside either. poconos, 61. trenton, # -- 71 degrees, double scan live showing rumbles of thunder across state college and it's pulling int

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