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good morning, america. and breaking overnight, nuclear threat. a major takedown. russian smugglers preparing to sell nuclear material to isis. undercover agents offered enough radioactive material to make a dirty bomb capable of contaminating several city streets. brian ross is here with the latest. happening now, on the attack, republican presidential hopeful ben carson feels the heat for comments on gun control. >> i would say, hey, guy, everybody attack him. >> and the new push to draft joe biden as polls show the vice president may stand a better chance to win than hillary clinton. crime waves. take a look at this. a police chase ending in here. the cornered suspect driving into the ocean. the attempted getaway turning into a water rescue. ♪ take this job and shove it and meet the winner of that $310 million powerball.
she said, can you take this job and -- >> oh, i quit automatically. [ laughter ] i was done. >> her bad day at work turns into the best day ever and what she said to her longtime boyfriend when they struck it rich. and good morning, america. boy, you got to love julie leach. >> she's done. >> she's done. doesn't even pretend she'll stick with that job. >> not at all. what did she say about her boyfriend. if they get married a prenup. >> prenup. >> smart lady. >> yes, she is. that is later. we also have the latest on that epic flooding in south carolina. going to show you live look at the ashley river near charleston. you see that fast-moving water right now. so many homes still underwater. an estimated 11 trillion gallons of rain fell in the carolinas in the past week. >> 11 trillion gallons. that's coming up. we begin with that scary
threat, russian smugglers trying to sell nuclear material to isis. a dramatic takedown overseas. abc's brian ross starts us off. this is the national security danger that keeps officials up at night. >> reporter: absolutely right, george. this morning authorities in the eastern european country of moldova say they've broken up a criminal ring with ties to russia prepared to sell radioactive material to isis, supposedly for a dirty bomb to target america. mole dove van police released this video this morning showing a series of raids and arrests earlier this year and late last year. the targets were a small group of men that authorities say were connected to russian intelligence agencies and were offering radioactive materials including uranium 235 and cesium which experts say in much larger amounts could be used to make a dirty bomb. there was no actual isis involvement but undercover mole dove van agents posed as members and their sting operation showed
that the men offering the material would have had no hesitation to sell to isis if the price had been right. a senior u.s. counterterror officer told abc news this week there's been no indication whatsoever that isis has made any attempts or has much interest in using radioactive material to build a dirty bomb, that the isis group focuses more on much simpler more easily obtainable weapons including the trove of chemical agents this he may have taken from the arsenal of the syrian army. >> so concerned about any terror group getting them. if they do there's no deterring them. >> in the last year russia stopped cooperating with the u.s. and creating upgrades to its nuclear thresholds. >> thanks very much. george, the race now for president. "your voice, your vote," and gop hopeful ben carson making waves with his comments about last week's college shooting in oregon. and guns in the classroom. abc's cecilia vega is in cedar rapids, iowa, tracking the campaign. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: robin, good morning to you. ben carson says he knows exactly
what he would have done had he come face-to-face with that gunman and now those comments have him on the hot seat. this morning, rising gop star dr. ben carson is under fire after making these controversial comments about gun control. >> i would not just stand there and let them shoot me. i would say, hey, guys, everybody attack him. he may shoot me but he can't get us all. >> take action. >> carson on "the view" tuesday suggesting some kindergarten teachers should be armed. >> you obviously are not just going to have a weapon sitting on the kindergarten teacher's desk. it would be secured in a place where kids could not get to it. >> overnight the retired neurosurgeon not backing down talking about last week's deadly campus shooting in oregon. >> these incidents continue to occur. i doubt that this will be the last one. i want to plant the seed in people's minds so that if this happens again, you know, they don't all get killed. >> reporter: carson also bashing president obama's plan to visit with the victims of that
shooting saying if he were elected he would not go. >> i mean, i would probably have so many things on my agenda that i'd go to the next one. >> reporter: yeah, carson accusing president obama and hillary clinton of politicizing these mass shootings. this is not the first controversial comment this candidate has made, george. you will remember carson said he didn't think a muslim should be president. >> that's right but he is holding up high in the polls. cecilia, thanks very much. to the democrats now, jon karl joins us from washington. this joe biden buzz is building especially this new poll out just moments ago. >> reporter: that's right, george, the headline in these new polls is that joe biden does much better against republicans than hillary clinton. just take a look at the matchup against the current republican front-runner. these polls are from three state, ohio, pennsylvania and florida. in each state hillary clinton runs neck and neck with donald trump, but joe biden, he trounces trump in each of those states doing much better than clinton and, george, this holds up across the board against
every republican candidate biden does significantly better than hillary clinton and it's easy to see why, he is seen as more honest and trust worthy by voters and voters believe he understands their problems better than hillary clinton. >> although in the polls she is leading him in the head-to-head matchups. >> reporter: among democrat, yes. >> no one knows what yeo is thinking but this group pushing for him to get in is taking action. >> draft biden and they have made a television ad that they intend to run right before that democratic debate on tuesday. they want to make sure that just because biden is not in the first democratic debate, that voters don't forget about him. that they know he is still making preparations for a possible run so this is a 90-second ad, quite an emotional ad, george, i've seen it. it uses a speech that biden gave just two weeks before his son beau passed away talking about the tragedies that have hit his family. >> as everyone waits for a biden decision. thanks very much. to the historic flooding in south carolina. people are returning home
assessing the damage but many are not in the clear yet and with rivers still rising, abc's rob marciano is in summerville, south carolina, along the ashley river. good morning, rob. >> good morning, robin. you can see this river behind me, it flows into charleston and how quickly it's moving. a powerful putting a lot of pressure on the bridge so it is shut down. 1 of 143 bridges shut down across this state. it's very difficult for emergency crews and first responders to get to where they're needed most, putting one more level of anxiety on this struggling state. this morning, the historic rainfall may have stopped in south carolina, but the state's recovery is far from over. >> it was up over the sandbags we put on the door and just kept rising. >> reporter: residents now focusing on the cleanup but with rising waters still posing imminent threats they are not yet in the clear. >> we are now looking at downstream, waters and other areas that are going to be affected. >> reporter: right now at least
40,000 homes are still without drinking water. the national guard handing out cases of water bottles to long lines of cars. >> i have three children at home. we don't have anything to even flush toilets or take showers. >> reporter: helicopter footage showing the so far billions of dollars worth of damage from above. more than 400 roads and bridges closed. at least 11 dams failed. the national guard dropping sandbags weighing thousands of pound answer transporting construction equipment from chinook helicopters to keep this columbia canal stable. one which nearby residents depend on for water. >> everything is gone. history is gone. >> reporter: this local business destroyed after this dam broke in lexington. >> when we actually found out what was going on there was no building left. >> reporter: over,000 national guard across this state protecting people from getting on these unsafe bridges. the resident of that home renning a u-haul ready to move themselves and belongings out of
harm's way when and if the river gets close. george. >> what an epic storm. thanks very much. severe storms now in the southwest and ginger, look at that hail behind you. >> yeah, looks almost like snow but it is accumulating hail. the people had put the towels and blankets over their car to protect them and this was in horizon city, texas, so west texas got it. also the flash flooding in arizona, these pictures just west of phoenix, so the same region going to have severe storms and potential for flash flooding further east, i know tucson had a bunch of hail yesterday and now into new mexico and far west texas. we will be watching that for damaging wind, potential dust that kicks up too. >> thank you. now to that cargo ship that went down in hurricane joaquin. the coast guard finding more debris but still no survivors. a team of ntsb investigators now on the scene and abc's linzie janis is in florida with the latest. good morning, linzie. >> reporter: good morning, robin. families of the crew have been gathering here at the sea farers
union daily and the ntsb bringing a team dedicated to helping them through this investigation that's now under way alongside that search at sea. overnight the search for survivors of the "el faro" growing increasingly desperate. the coast guard discovering more debris including this container door but so far no new signs of the rest of the ship's 33 crew members since a body was discovered floating inside a survival suit three days ago. the ntsb now on the scene vowing to find out what happened. >> we hit the ground running. we leave no stone unturned. >> reporter: priority number one, finding the ship's voyage data recorder or its black box. it will begin pinging. and it has a battery life of 30 days. so far, no ping. and this morning, the big question for investigators, did mechanical problems slow down the "el faro" leaving it in joaquin's path? or did the hurricane itself
damage the vessel causing it to lose power? >> the captain did not explain in his communication why he had lost propulsion. >> reporter: overnight, the ntsb also saying the ship's owners may have been considering taking the "el faro" out of service. now, the company has previously called it 100% seaworthy saying it was being readied for redeployment to alaska. george. >> okay, thanks. a health alert. with flu season here more than 76 million doses of the vaccine have gone out but patients at one clinic alarmed after they discovered the nurse giving out the vaccines was reusing the same syringe between patients. dr. richard besser is here and, rich, this has to be risky. >> it is risky. when you're giving an injection infection control is your number one concern and let me show you what she did. she when you think about a syringe there's two parts, the plastic part and needle. she took -- used a new needle for every patient but used the same plastic syringe and when you do that, it increases the
chance that blood from one patient can come in contact with another patient. >> so what should patients watch out for now as we are heading into flu season? >> here the risk was of getting a viral infection, help tight is or hiv, there can be testing of these people and we know from previous times it happened the risk is very low. three things to watch for, first thing is get a flu shot. i know people are going to hear this and they'll think that the risks outweigh the benefits. it cuts down on your risk of flu. the second is pay attention. if you want to make sure that they're drawing it up in front of you and using alcohol on the vial and your arm and, third, if you see anything out of the ordinary, ask questions. >> i'm sure there will be a lot of questions coming in and you'll take them on twitter? >> i will. >> amy with the other top stories starting with a call for more troops in afghanistan, amy. >> that's right, george. the top u.s. commander in afghanistan wants to keep a larger military presence on the ground. the u.s. had initially planned to leave no more than 1,000 troops in afghanistan beyond next year, but general john campbell tells congress conditions have changed and more
troops are now needed. the general also taking responsibility for the air strike on an afghan hospital calling it a mistake. he is ordering troops to be retrained on when they can use firepower. doctors without borders is demanding an independent investigation. well, nearly 6,000 federal prisoners are about to walk free. the largest number ever to be released by the justice department at one time. most of the inmates are n nonviolent drug offenders. the release is part of a new effort to reduce drug sentences and prison overcrowding. many americans will be saving big money in winter. the energy department is predicting the cost of home heating oil will drop 25% compared to last year and propane will be 18% cheaper. saving homeowners hundreds of dollars. natural gas and electric bills will also drop, but not by as much. and volkswagen planning to start that massive recall of diesel cars in january to fix software that falsely reported emission levels.
the company has been given a deadline of today to explain how it plans to make that fix. meanwhile, the u.s. senate is now investigating the company's use of tax credits. well, it was a wild scene in australia. a suspect fleeing police, he had nowhere to go so he drives on a beach and then still has nowhere to go decides to go ahead and take that right on into the ocean. shockingly, he didn't get away. in fact, the getaway turned into a rescue effort as the suv was sinking he eventually got on the roof, was rescued by police and promptly arrested. and finally a new tourist attraction that has gone from thrilling to chilling. take a look at this new glass walkway. it is suspended 3500 feet high on the side of a mountain in china. it opened two weeks ago and it had been very popular until this happened. one of the glass panels started cracking when someone dropped their coffee mug on it. reports of screaming and a mass
dash to get to the other side, the walkway started to shake. there was a large bang and the glass was shattered. pretty incredible. but, hey, you know what officials say, no one was in any danger. >> wait a minute. a coffee cup. >> a coffee mug shattered the glass. now, it is closed for repair. >> not too comforting. >> but i don't know who is going to get back up on that hinge. >> no one was in danger. >> no. >> i'm not trying it. >> no. thank you, amy. what that michigan woman who won the powerball did when she found out she hit the $310 million jackpot other than scream for joy, of course, in just 30 seconds.
you know how some lottery winners say, oh, they'll just keep on working if they win. well, not the woman who just won that massive powerball jackpot. abc's david wright is here with her story. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, lara. she's a factory worker from three rivers, michigan, working the overnight shift but this morning safe bet she's sleeping in. julie leach will never work another day in her life. >> there you go. >> okay. >> reporter: the big check says $310,500,000. but taking the lump sum after taxes, she'll pocket a mere $140 million. >> are you leaving your job? >> oh, i quit automatically. [ laughter ] i was done. >> reporter: julie leach bought $20 in quick picks at this michigan shell station on her
way to work wednesday night. by 1:00 a.m. on her lunch break she finally remembered to check her numbers. unaware that an hour earlier at midnight she'd won the powerball. >> having a really bad night at work. thought, well, i might as well check my numbers while i'm sitting here waiting for my lunch and that's when i realized that i was the winner. i didn't believe it. >> reporter: for 23 years she worked at aquatic bathware. >> fiberglass factory, nasty, dirty job. >> reporter: her boyfriend of 36 years vaughn avery is a factory worker too. she woke him up that night to tell him the news. >> i woke him up, told him he got up and said, we won. he said, what. we won. i said i won the lottery. we won the lottery. oh, get out of here. i said -- >> i was in disbelief. >> reporter: 36 years together but never married. >> i said he'd have to sign a prenup now. [ laughter ] >> reporter: between them they have three kids and 11 grandkids
and she says her priority number one to pay off the bills, buy a new house and buy new homes for each of their children. tonight's powerball, $50 million. >> that'll work. >> hardly seems worth it, right? >> you know what, he should have put a ring on it. >> you know what, she said we won. she didn't say i won. very sweet. very sweet. >> it was i, we. i, we. >> exactly. >> so reaction from the factory. >> she wasn't sure when she left the drive-through that she had won so she went back, her colleagues checked the numbers and told her, yes, you did win. she plays a lottery pool with them and they were kind of bummed out and she said next time it's your turn. not this time. she had just bought the tickets. >> oh. wow. >> david. >> she'll do the right thing. >> she was very gracious. >> she's funny. >> she's funny. >> prenup. >> so much more ahead this wednesday morning, a stay-at-home mom on trial for the second time charged with killing her schoolteacher
husband. >> jason harper wanted to live. she chose to pull the trigger. >> so was it murder or self-defense? the jury now set to decide and the dramatic demonstration to change it all. medical mystery, a 12-year-old girl can't stop sneezing, nearly 12,000 times a day. "gma" is on the money drilling down on dental bills. millions of americans putting off appointments because it's too expensive.
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today we'll look for flash flo >> search is on for the man who beat and shot a transgender woman to death. keisha jenkins was attacked by five or six men in a park at 13th and wingohocking streets in the logan section early yesterday morning. police say jenkins had been dropped off there a short time earlier and they are looking for that driver. good morning everyone, it's 7:24 on this october 7th. let's turn to karen rogers for a look at what's jamming up the roads. >> we've got accidents, we've got jams. here we have both. this is the schuylkill expressway approaching the conshohocken curve. what a bad place to have an accident. it was blocking a lane. they pushed it off to the shoulder right now but you see the schuylkill eastbound is still heavy from past gulph mills to the curve to the watch for this accident. still have an accident on the schuylkill northbound near the vine but in the gore pointer so not blocking a lane. a multi-vehicle accident on the boulevard southbound
approaching broad street has cleared. lots the slow speeds on the schuylkill 95 and the boulevard. stevie wonder plays tonight at 8:00 so lots of congestion in south philadelphia. in cheltenham and ogontz avenue an accident blocking a lane. i've 95 past academy we have an accident involving a tractor-trailer. you can see it off to the side. a lot of big accidents. that one southbound and causing a delay here matt. >> karen thanks. let's take a break. we'll be right back with the accuweather forecast.
>> sky6 from our temple university camera position, taking a live look at center city philadelphia. little cloud cover but a nice one ahead. meteorologist, david murphy. >> absolutely, we do have a fair amount of cloud cover around right now, matt. some sun breaking through in spots. take a look at temperatures. cool. it feels like october early on today. 60 degrees currently in philadelphia. winds very light and that's helping. and this afternoon the temperatures are going to help us out. 76 is your high. nice and warm. as soon as noon we'll be up into the low 70's. so a nice day on tap with light winds. sunny and pleasant tomorrow, 73. then 79 on friday although in the afternoon and evening we'll get some light rain. looks like we dry out in time for the weekend though, matt. that's good because there's lots of football being played around here this weekend. >> i see that. thanks so much. watch former eagles safety brian dawkins give an
welcome back to "gma." you're looking live at the rushing water of the ashley river in south carolina. one of so many swollen in that state. at least 11 dams have been breached. tens of thousands still without power or drinking water. >> it could be weeks before that water goes down. good morning, america, on this wednesday morning. we are following that story and here are some other headlines, as well. a major strike looming at chrysler, workers threatening to walk off the job at midnight after the union rejected the latest contract offer. a strike could cost the company $300 million in revenue per day. and the astros are on to the next round of the playoffs. they beat the yankees last night in the american league wild card game. the cubs and pirates play tonight national's leak wild card game and there's a gentleman here, took his daughter to the yankees game last night. it was rough for him.
accusing me of wearing astros colors. i had no idea, sir. i had no idea i was doing that. also this morning, a new proposal to pack more people on a plane and, michael, i can't imagine that would work for you. >> i'm trying to figure out how they would do it. i barely fit as they are. waving and then i'm like where is the flight attendant with the peanuts and pretzels and i'm looking -- well, at least i can eat good even though i'm squeezed in. robin, back to you. >> that's not how you're supposed to deliver these. >> not -- hang in there. >> no. >> this is -- >> pardon? >> i missed that. what? should we just move on? >> okay. we begin with the latest on the retrial of that california mother of three accused of killing her husband. julie harper's fate could be in the hands of the jury as early as today. abc's linsey davis is here with
that story. good morning, linsey. >> reporter: good morning, robin. last year a jury found julie harper not guilty of first degree murder. this morning a new jury will begin deliberating on whether she's guilty of second degree murder. who will the jury believe when they begin deliberations in the case of julie harper, the 42-year-old san diego stay-at-home mom charged with second degree murder for the death of her husband, jason. >> jason harper wanted to live. she chose to pull the trigger. >> julie harper was a victim of domestic violence. he became enraged. >> reporter: two very different versions of that morning in 2012 when harper shot her husband in their carlsbad bedroom while her children watched cartoons downstairs. she admits to killing the popular high school math teacher and volleyball coach but claims it was self-defense. >> julie harper shot jason out of anger and scorn.
not out of justifiable self-defense. >> reporter: prosecutors calling into question her claims of verbal and physical abuse. and alleged sexual assault at the hands of her husband. >> she lied to you when she said that a beloved high school math teacher was a secret rapist for years. >> reporter: harper also claims the gun went off by accident. >> i never intended to shoot him. i only intended to scare him and hopefully stop him. >> reporter: but the prosecution allowed jurors monday to testify fire a similar handgun to the one she used but police never recovered. a firearms expert testifying it's no hair trigger. ten pounds of pressure is needed to fire. >> some woman who has no prior history of violence who is living there and the kids are playing and stuff like that decided to grab a deering injure and shoot somebody. there must be more to it than that. >> the defense insisting it's not plausible harper shot her husband unprovoked. >> the history of julie harper does not lead one to believe that all of a sudden she turned
into an assassin. >> reporter: later this morning prosecutors will present their rebuttal argument and the case will go to the jury of seven women and five men. if found guilty julie harper faces 40 years to life in prison. robin. >> all right, linsey, thank you. abc's dan abrams is here with more on this. tell us what's different this time in this trial. >> prosecutors can streamline their case more meaning first degree murder is off the table because the jury acquitted her of that. as a result they don't have to focus on issues like premeditation. and one of the key things that we saw in court was that each and every one of these jurors was able to actually hold one of the guns that was used, not the actual gun, but another gun to show how hard it would have been to actually pull the trigger by accident. remember, her defense is, you know, i was holding the gun and the gun goes off by accident. what these jurors are doing by holding the gun and actually pulling it to show you how hard it is is really important for
the prosecution's case because it belies the notion of accidental shooting. >> is it unusual that was allowed? >> it's very unusual. it's very unusual. not unheard of but to literally sit there and have each and every one -- i've seen in other cases where they've asked and the judges have said no. >> what about her testimony? >> it's the case, right. when you're talking about self-defense, in this particular case, the evidence is her testimony. so, if they don't believe her, she's done. if they do believe her, prosecutors have a tough case. it's critical. >> the children's testimony has been heartbreaking. >> so heartbreaking. they were in the house at the i'm. >> they didn't witness it, though. >> they heard it and so they become critical witnesses but more importantly, the girl is talking about how upset she is at her mother, why, because you killed daddy. can you imagine? >> huh-uh, i can't. we'll see what happens this time. >> yeah. >> we'll find out maybe today. dan, thanks. we turn to the scandal swirling around those fantasy sports sites. new york's attorney general investigating fanduel and draftkings to find out if some of their employees won large
amounts thanks to inside information. reena ninan has the latest. >> reporter: draftkings combines one-day fantasy sports with winning life-changing amounts of cash. >> reporter: you've seen the ads promising the possibility of big bucks for outsmarting the fantasy football competition. >> just choose a league, pick your team and get your cash winnings after monday night. >> reporter: but this morning, new york's attorney general eric sneiderman launching a probe into the unregulated multibillion dollar industry. daily fantasy sports sites, draftkings and fanduel, share internal information and policies for combating fraud. this after explosive revelations that an employee of draftkings won $350,000 on the fanduel site and may have posted inside information about his own site. >> it's something we're taking a look at. fraud is fraud. >> reporter: the company is denying wrongdoing issuing a joint statement saying nothing is more important than the
integrity of the games we offer. >> we value openness and transparency and it's the first time we've had anyone call in to question in such a public fashion whether our games have integrity or not and that's everything to us. >> reporter: deciding to temporarily block employees from participating in all online fantasy sports for money. critics view these fantasy leagues as excuses to bet on sports without any regulations. >> how is it any different from sports betting? i don't see it. why, because you call it fantasy? >> reporter: big bucks on the line. both sites valued at over a billion dollars. they have until next thursday to respond to the attorney general's complaints. george. >> okay, reena, thanks very much. coming up here, "gma on the money." secret ways to save big on your next trip to the dentist. t.j. has that. >> yeah, secret way, george. how about just asking your dentist about his monday morning discount. you got that coming up right here on "gma."
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we're back now at 7:41 with "gma on the money" and this morning, how to slash your dental bills. according to a recent study more than one in five americans have no plans to see the dentist in the next 12 months and almost half say that cost is the number one reason why. abc's t.j. holmes is at a dentist's office in the chair not looking thrilled but here to help us, show us how he helped one woman save thousands. t.j., you're a good man. >> look, lara, a lot of people don't like going to the dentist. count me among them but it causes a lot of people pain in the mouth but pain in the wallet but if you know the secrets can you save thousands of dollars, one of those secrets, would you get your dental work from someone not officially a dentist yet? it's the crack of dawn. and 48-year-old kimberly williams of cedar fall, iowa, is making breakfast for her always spying family but it's what's behind her own gorgeous grin
threatening to drill a hole in their wallet. >> a dull constant ache. >> reporter: she has $4500 worth of out of pocket dental work she needs done, an extraction, two crowns and a root canal. >> as a mother you want to make sure that your kids' needs come first. i think you just kind of forget, you know, that maybe you need to take care of yourself too sometimes. >> reporter: we brought in health savings guru jason szcuka. first up, jason says, shop around. >> what you pay out of pocket can vary hundreds to thousands of dollars at each dentist. >> reporter: using websites like fairhealth.org and his site brighter.com you can compare prices of participating dentists in your area. he found several highly rated dentists who would treat her for 2,000 in co-pays, a savings of 2500 bucks. >> exciting. >> reporter: next negotiate discounts. >> if you can help them by paying cash for your services most dentists will be more than happy to give you an additional 5% to 10% off.
>> reporter: in minutes that $4500 bill now just $1800. but if research and negotiating aren't your things -- >> there is another option i'd like you to look at but for that we have to go for a little drive. >> reporter: at the college of dentistry at the university of iowa. predoctoral students under the close supervision of some of the best dentists in the state offer top quality care up to 50% off the cost of traditional dental offices and after some initial costs for screening and prep work her out of pocket costs with insurance for those procedures, 1640 bucks saving her almost $3,000, something the family really can smile about. >> all right. lara, one of those secrets, do monday and friday morning appointments. those are off peak hours and you can usually get a discount. so, guy, i'm going to need the rest of the day off. >> did she treat you with novocain or something?
>> gas. >> yeah. >> still smiling. >> laughing gas would be funny. >> taking one for the team, t.j. holmes. great tips. >> thanks, teej. coming up on "gma," one airplanemaker's crazy plan or is it to pack more passengers onto the planes. michael has our story with fonzi. >> legroom is a constant frustration for travelers. also somebody drooling on your clothes is another. especially when you're my height it's already turf enough. this guy and i are close enough to share a seat belt but we'll find out about this new idea about stacking passengers on top of each other. all that coming up in "the speed feed." come on, buddy. the bright side of car buying. carmax makes car buying stress-free, with fair, no haggle-prices for everyone, every... now wait a minute, can we, can we just hold on for a second? you know, we don't need any of this stuff. look, we're not splashy.
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>> ♪ >> it was a close call early this morning for passengers on a septa bus. a speeding suv smashed into the bus on the roosevelt boulevard in feltonville and then the driver got out and fled on foot. no serious injuries were reported. hey everyone it's 7:56 on this wednesday. let's turn to karen rogers for a look at traffic. >> hey, matt looking at backed up traffic here. this is the blue route at the route one media bypass. a 37 minute ride ride normally it would be 18 minutes. southbound we've got a 25 minute ride we like to throw in a little good news every now and then. schuylkill township chester county the route 23 bridge reopened yesterday. seven weeks early. so this is your first morning commute where valley forge road is opened in this area. i know it's been affecting so many people, been closed since late april and about 20,000 people a day take it kinging phoenixville with valley forge so good news there with the route 23 bridge reopening.
here we're looking lie in ambler montgomery county. 309 southbound at susquehanna road we had an accident. it has since cleared but southbound still pretty heavy in this area, matt so expect a slower go. >> okay, thank you karen. taking a live look at the platt memorial bridge and the rest of that area right now it's get the accuweather forecast from meteorologist, david murphy. >> clouds above the terrace right now. sunshine breaking through over to the east. temperatures are a bit cool to start out. 61 degrees in philadelphia. close to 60 in reading and allentown. and winds are light. your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast shows a really nice warmup this afternoon. we're going to get up to 76 for a high around 4 o'clock and spend most of the afternoon hours above 70. and then sunny and pleasant again tomorrow with a high of 73. all the way to 79 on friday but then rain and cloud cover builds in during the afternoon and nighttime doesn't look like heavy rain but it will be damp in the afternoon and evening on friday. then it looks like it dries in time for saturday. clouds to sun there, 66. 68 sunday. great football weather this
good morning, america. it's 8 a.m. and rewriting history. the shocking error one high school freshman spotted in his techbook referring to slaves as workers. the publisher now apologizing. shamed on the plane. a mother says she was scolded by a flight attendant midflight. now speaking out, the breast-feeding backlash this morning. relationship rescue. do you and your spouse need a marriage checkup? why a growing number say couples need performance reviews. could it help keep the love alive? ♪ and bizarre medical mystery. >> this has taken a huge toll on my life. >> three weeks of nonstop sneezing and no signs of stopping. a 12-year-old girl desperate for help to stop the sniffles 20
types a minute, 12,000 types a day. we hear from her and her doctors this morning. as we say -- >> all: good morning, america. >> good morning, america. a whole lot to get to this wednesday morning including a big headline that just came out from the american academy of pediatrics talking about kids and screen time. such a big issue for so many parents and dr. besser will come back with this and real good tips on what to give your kids about how to spend time with screens. >> you'll want to hear about it. court is in session this morning. judge judy is going to be here live and you know she keeps it real. she's going to answer some of your questions, we always look forward to having her here in the stoud yes with us. >> the morning rundown from amy. >> that's right. the big story, a sting operation thwarting a potential nuclear threat. authorities working with the fbi in eastern europe have
interrupted four attempts by smugglers to sell nuclear material to undercover agents posing as members of isis. they have suspected ties to russian intelligence. the material in much larger amounts could be used to make a dirty bomb. the latest raid came back in february, but this was just revealed this morning. and in south carolina, swollen rivers are rising threatening a new round of deadly flooding. a full day after the rain finally stopped, more residents are being evacuated near a dam that could breach at any moment. one river rising nearly three feet above the previous record floodstage. at least 17 people have died in the floods and families are picking through their soggy belongings trying to salvage whatever they can. well, a major textbook publisher is apologizing for a error about slavery. it comes after a parent posted a video that is now viewed nearly 2 million times. abc's ryan owens has that story. >> reporter: too many teenagers don't pay close attention to
what's in their textbooks. texas high school freshman coby burren is not one of those students. >> it had africans and african-americans as workers implying pay as if we had come here willingly and were paid to do our job. >> reporter: his eagle eye spotting this caption on a map in his world geography textbook that refers to slaves as workers. he immediately shared it with his mom who used to be a teacher and is now getting her ph.d. specializing in educational curriculum. she posted this video on facebook showing how the book includes slavery in a section about u.s. immigration patterns. >> immigrants, yeah, that word matters. >> reporter: her video went viral and got the attention of publishing giant mcgraw-hill. they issued an online apology, are changing the digital version of the book and have offered to alter or replace any of the more than 100,000 techbooks now in print.
history rewritten and corrected by an attentive freshman and his persistent mother. for "good morning america," ryan owens, abc news, dallas. >> our thanks to ryan for that. and the federal government may be rethinking its advice to avoid whole milk. a congressional committee is meeting today to discuss dietary guidelines amid new evidence suggesting that milk fat may help prevent heart disease. but the american heart association is not buying it. it insists that saturated fat such as milk fat increase the risk for heart disease. and finally, sometimes when your favorite tune comes on you just got to dance. no matter where you are even if you're about to snap the ball at a football game, yes, here are the mighty mights from milford, massachusetts. watch them whip, watch them nae nae. >> halftime scrimmage turning into a halftime dance. most are dancing but some are still continuing to play. >> they're actually -- i didn't
know they hike the ball. >> you got to do what the song says. >> that is hilarious. >> midplay. >> if he we played it right now you guys would just join in. >> i'd be doing the stanky leg. >> that song just comes on in the house my girls break into it automatically. >> i'm curious, george, do you break into it? >> george. george. >> we have a lot more ahead. new recommendations on kids and screens. turns out you may want to hold off on taking your kid's ipad away. airplane shaming. one mom firing back saying a flight attendant kicked her out of the plane's bathroom. we'll tell you why, what really happened on board. come on back. ♪
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walmart. i guethought to the acidity much in any foods. never thought about the coffee i was drinking having acids. it never dawned on me that it could hurt your teeth. my dentist has told me your enamel is wearing away, and that sounded really scary to me, and i was like well can you fix it, can you paint it back on, and he explained that it was not something that grows back, it's kind of a one-time shot and you have to care for it. he told me to use pronamel. it's gonna help protect the enamel in your teeth. it allows me to continue to drink my coffee and to eat healthier, and it was a real easy switch to make. wish you could hear what michael just said. welcome back to "gma," though. time now for our "heat index" and this morning's hot button, the arizona mom who says she was
shamed by a flight attendant for breast punching in flight. she's now demanding change. abc's kayna whitworth has the story. >> reporter: it's the in-flight video that's gone viral. a mom fighting back as an airline attendant tells her she can't use a breast pump in the plane's bathroom. >> i just needed to pump for 15 minutes. >> i got it. you needed to have told us that you were doing that. >> now this phoenix mom is speaking out saying she's embarrassed and angry after that flight attendant shamed her for breast punching. >> she diminished me. >> reporter: mariana hannaman says she was on an american airlines flight home from chicago last month and just a few hours away from seeing her 4-month-old daughter. despite punching before boarding she realized she had to again midflight. >> if i don't pump regularly, my breast milk supply goes down. >> reporter: doctors say not only that, but some mothers need to pump as often as every two hours. >> that sensation of the breast being full and needing to drain
or empty her breast, that needs to occur almost immediately, otherwise it can be incredibly painful and in a most severe situation it could potentially trigger mastitis or a perez infection. >> reporter: she hannaman headed to the bathroom saying she warned the passengers behind her she needed a few minutes. >> a flight attendant comes and knocks on the door and she's like are you okay. yes, i breast-feed so i'm punching. >> reporter: the new mom says the flight attendant returned shortly after and told her to open the door. >> i had the pump connected to me. >> reporter: exposed hannaman says the flight attendant told her she couldn't pump in there so she collected herself and confronted the attendant recording it on her ipad. >> i just needed to pump -- >> i got it. i got it. you needed to have told us that you were doing that. >> reporter: american airlines telling abc news they issued hannaman an apology stating their policy allows women to breast-feed or express milk in
any of their facilities that includes your seat or in the lavatory. so american airlines adds that while it's not required, giving the flight attendant a heads-up you need to pump is helpful. hannaman says she thinks the flight attendant should be retrained, ron, she's not looking for anyone to get fired over this. >> good suggestions there and letting them be aware as they said, you don't have to but it's a good policy. >> just because you're in the bathroom for 15 minutes so people know what you're doing in there. >> i don't disagree with that. >> kayna, thank you. george. >> next up on "heat index." all of us parents grapple with the kquestion with kids and screen time. new recommendations out and dr. besser is back with that. it's the first new recommendation since the ipad came out. >> there is a recognition we live in a digital world and they want to give parents some guidance on how to navigate that in a way that will be beneficial to our kids. >> basically what are the tips? if be a parent so set limbs like you would for anything that
children do. model behavior. you want to see. limit your own behavior if you want to do that for your kids and be enedge gaed so select apps your kids can use, not just swiping but interacting and find games you can do together on there. it's okay for teens to be online. that's where they're establishing a lot of their identity but you want to help them navigate appropriate behavior, make mistakes you can help them figure out what to do. and create tech-free zones. free play time is it essential of the face-to-face time and talked about that and what kids are learning there is critical an establishing a place in your home where it's no devices so that even adults and kids can talk to each other. >> especially the dinner table. on the teens i sometimes stress out by seeing how much they're on that with their friend. >> those social interactions are how kids are engaging. you want to monitor it and teach them appropriate ways to interact there. but those relationships they're figuring out their identity, very, very important. >> rich besser, thanks very much. >> all right, george. in the "heat index" we all or
we've been talking about, we all know about performance reviews at work, at work. how about your marriage? >> hmm. >> many experts are suggesting them for couples, we first saw it in "the wall street journal" and juju chang has the details. >> reporter: it's often an uncomfortable moment of truth at work. >> what would you say you do here? >> reporter: annual performance reviews just like in the classic comedy "office space." >> i have people skills. i am good at dealing with people. can't you understand that? >> reporter: but could performance reviews be good for your marriage? yep. you heard right. a review from your spouse. >> performance reviews are a growing trend in many marriages today and i think cups are realizing how important it is to be proactive in checking. >> reporter: these regular check-ins are something jocelyn and her husband michael have been doing for the past ten years. >> when i was pregnant with our third child, it became clear that we were about to become
outnumbered by children. it was on the tipping point of having a little too much on our plate so i wanted to come up with a method for us to, you know, stay on top of what was happening. >> reporter: together they decided to have weekly conversations about their relationship. >> we have a lot of moving parts, and those moving parts will get away from you unless you communicate about them. >> reporter: while there's no need for an exact schedule it's helpful to chick in on a regular basis to avoid misunderstandings and just like at work experts say don't be too critical. >> you want to talk about what's working, not just what's not working and mindful of how you phrase things. you don't want to attack someone's character and say you're so lazy. the kitchen is always a mess. the home is always a mess because that's going to shut down communication. >> reporter: but they admit these conversations aren't always easy. >> i needed a little guidance. a basically took jocelyn's lead. i have a great life. that's the result. >> every year our marriage gets better and better because we do
communicate this way. >> reporter: for "good morning america," juju chang, abc news, new york. >> okay. >> please, can we talk about this? please. >> we asked all of you would you give your marriage a performance review, 28% said yes. 72% said no. we're now joined by demitria lucas d'oyley and i'll confess, i get regular performance reviews. >> hourly. >> how often do you think cups should do this. >> i definitely think a week. it feels more like a chore than something positive for the relationship, i would say every four to six weeks is probably better. makes it feel like something regular, a check-in. good communication. >> but does this just happen naturally. >> should it be so planned and calculated. >> a lot of couples ideally they would communicate on a regular basis, a lot of couples don't, it leads to a lot of conflict so you're making sure you are having the communication you need. >> when you hear performance review we're all -- ears up but what if your significant other is not as free as we are about wanting to discuss things?
>> so i would definitely say don't call it a performance review. you want to check in. you want to have a conversation, the relationship is good. you want to maintain that level. you keep it positive to get them on board. >> so if you're in a relationship you don't do anything like this, what tips do you have for folks who want to start communicating better? >> so i would definitely say present it to your partner as something positive when you open up the conversation. keep it positive, hey, we're doing good. i want to get to great. i love the way things are let's keep them on a good pace. >> how do you talk about things that you don't feel are good, though? >> so, when you bring those things up you make sure there's a conflict you make sure you're offering a solution and resolution. anything you bring up you should have an idea how to fix it. >> was thinking we might blank. >> some important questions you should ask when you're going through this review process? >> so, the biggest things that couples argue about are money and sex. or kids. you ask the questions you want to know. how is our sex life?
how are we doing financially? are we building the family the way we want to. >> i was thinking if you have to ask -- >> if you have to ask. >> but i love how you said to say we're good. let's get to great. >> yeah. >> i like that. >> i like that too. >> we're good. let's get to great. positive. you're going to get it when you get home. tex on our "heat index" that medical mystery, the 12-year-old girl who can't stop sneezing. she sneezes about, are you ready for this, 12,000 times per dare. gio benitez has her story for us. >> reporter: for 12-year-old katelyn thornley, this sound has become painfully familiar. three weeks ago katelyn began sneezing and can't stop. >> i was walking out of a clarinet lesson and all of a sudden it kind of started in little spurts. it was like just a few sneezes here and there but by the time i went to bed i had sneezed 30 times that night.
>> reporter: katelyn now averaging 20 sneezes per minute. >> i can control it sometimes but it's really painful. >> reporter: so far doctors at texas children's hospital in houston haven't been able to figure out exactly what is causing the uncontrollable sneezing. referring to the condition as a tic. >> she has kind of a funny feeling she describes in her nose and that piece of her history is very common for tics. >> reporter: it's not the first time doctors have seen bizarre cases like this. some believe tics may be triggered in the brain by something stressing the child out, 10% of all kids are affected by tics. >> she can't go to school and can't really do anything normal. can't eat well. she's -- has to sip. she can't drink. it's -- i mean it's affected everything. >> she has an episode where it was 45 straight minutes. she was screaming in pain. a couple of times.
so, and all i can do is just, you know, hold her tight and wait for her to go to sleep. >> reporter: and katelyn, she just wants to get back to seventh grade. >> this has taken a huge toll on my life. i want nothing more than for this to end. i just want it to be gone for good. >> so hard for her to do that interview and tells us she can't go to school. the sneading is just too distracting. she can't be on the swim team. she can't play her clarinet and just think about this, she can't even sleep. the sneezes just wake her up. >> how brave of her to talk about it. if we're hoping they find a solution. >> yeah. >> and what a beautiful crowd we have out here this morning, all with their fresh flowers. i love seeing this and we don't love seeing this. this is a storm in the middle of the pacific.
fortunately made hawaii. it's kind of purging it up the pacific northwest northwest along that warm front. you'll see sh showers up to 3-inches of rain actually. in there middle of the nation that ridge has bills built in and it is sticking. near 90's in jackson. that's the big picture. let's get a check a little closer to home. >> way up in the northeastern section of the country we are raising those temperatures this afternoon. right now we are dry on storm tracker6 live double scan. heading outside on sky6 we've got a fair amount of cloud cover overhead with some sun trying to poke through every now and then. temperatures close to 60 in philadelphia. but your seven day shows a high today of 76, nice and warm. we will see sun mixing with those clouds. tomorrow sunny and pleasant, 73. up to 79 friday but in the afternoon and evening some light rain arrives. birthday to janet. i said you couldn't be the birthday girl. you don't look 81. >> yes, i am.
>> lara. >> thanks, ginger. everybody, welcome to chanel airlines. karl lagerfeld has done it again with another first class fashion show inside paris's grand palais. a nearly to scale airport was created complete with luggage carts, uncomfortable airport seating, real flight attendants and supermodels strutting their fiercest mile high style. the high-profile terminal number 5 checked in picture perfect passenger kendall jenner working that runway and, of course, her mom kris was a stowaway at the show. cara delevingne was a passenger as well as lily rose depp, johnny's daughter, everybody, but the real star was haute couture fashion. chanel stunning the crowd with sophisticated attire and the big fan favorite, these light up birkenstocks. the must have item. >> just like the aisle lights. >> correct. that's -- >> very cool. >> thank you for making that jump.
i did not see that but you're getting a pair for christmas. if you can even get them. i think they're already sold out qualify they were even in stores. speaking of modeling everybody, all the good ones know nothing gets in the way of a fabulous photo shoot. check this out. that means a temper tantrum. >> hey. [ laughter ] >> the petite poser midtantrum sees the camera, strikes a pose and, boom. there's nothing to it. oh. >> strikes a pose? that's great. >> come on vogue. finally this is a big story. college student who is lost i.d. is working its way back to her, babe. thanks to tom hanks fordham university student lauren got quite the surprise when she got mail from the movie star. it was actually a tweet but hanks tweeted a picture of the
student i.d. that he found with a message, lauren, i found your student i.d. in the park. if you still need it my office will get it to you signeded hanx with an "x." i guess hanks is paying it forward after tweeting about a guy finding his credit card on a new york city street and returning it so now everybody a "pop news" pop-in with none other than lauren. hey, lauren. how are you? >> we love this story. we love tomorrow hanks. take us back. how did you lose the i.d. >> i go to fordham and live in lincoln center and i was going for a run like i always do. i place everything in my arm band and i whipped out my phone to take a picture, instagram, fall, of course. #fallingforfall so i take it out, put it back in, don't think anything of it. >> it dropped out and you didn't notice. >> didn't notice and then i -- >> you're not even on twitter. >> i'm not on twitter. my professor actually -- i'm --
is on twitter. i'm sitting in the library trying to get homework done yesterday and get an e-mail with a link to twitter. you're famous. what? >> your phone blew up, right? >> blew up. didn't get my homework done. my professor who totally was cool about it. >> have you heard from mr. hanks' office and have you got your i.d. back. >> no, i haven't. i know. if you're listening and you're out there i would love my i.d. back. >> you're supposed to contact him. >> i think she is right now. >> tom, tom. >> tom, i'm here. >> so i also have to pay 20 bucks to get a new one so -- >> oh. >> tom will take care of the 20 bucks. you did the right thing. >> thank you.
>> ♪ >> good morning everyone, it's 8:27 on this wednesday october 7. i'm matt o'donnell. karen rogers check, out the schuylkill expressway for us. >> problem number three this morning. on the schuylkill expressway, this one a disabled truck and you see it here blocking a lane right now causing problems. we've got penndot on the scene. this is the schuylkill westbound past passyunk right by the 26 on this ramp so watch for this right now. you can see traffic not too bad in this area but camera shaking a little bit but westbound jams past passyunk to south street on the schuylkill expressway. our other accident on the schuylkill eastbound at the vine has since cleared so traffic there moving a little better. i-95 southbound we had an accident here as well past academy road and at this point on the shoulder but not really jammed so much there anymore. here at girard seeing about 16 miles an hour so very slow right there. we've got a vehicle fire, though, going on right now in lower pottsgrove.
township high street at park road so watch for crews out there with that one matt. >> thanks karen. let's check the accuweather forecast with meteorologist, david murphy. hey, david. >> all right matt off to a somewhat cloudy start. there are parts of the region to the east getting decent sunshine now. also cool. 61 degrees in philadelphia. a lot of the suburbs getting close to the 60's and this afternoon we are in most cases going to wind up in the 70's. philadelphia's high today is 76. nice and warm. then sunny and pleasant tomorrow, 73. friday 79 although the temperature will dip a bit during the afternoon as a front comes in and rain arrives in the afternoon and evening some light to moderate rain. not real heavy stuff but it will be damp friday night. then saturday we dry out. clouds to sun, 66 and 68 on sunday. great football weather this weekend, matt. >> indeed. thank you david. why 6,000 federal prisoners will be released from jail later this month on 6abc.com. >> ♪
♪ if you go hard you got to get on the floor ♪ ♪ if you're a party -- [ cheers and applause ] >> you know the song, you know who sings it, jennifer lopez "on the floor." we've got some big news now about jennifer lopez. turns out she's going to be hosting the american music awards right here on abc, november 22nd at 8:00 p.m. j. lo is going to host, going to perform. big night. let's go inside to robin. >> we are talking here with judge judy, give it up for judge judy here with us this morning. kicking off -- it cannot be the 20th season already. oh, she has banged her gavel when it's all said and done it'll be 5,000 episodes, 10,000 cases and here's one from the new season. >> why in the world would these two people give you $1100?
can you explain that to me. that i can understand it. >> we were good friends. >> i don't care. they're not people with a lot of money. >> she was helping us out because we were having trouble. >> i don't believe. helping out with taxes is one thing. help you out buy an $1100 television set is something he. read a book. [ laughter ] >> the expression says it all. it is always a pleasure. >> thank you. always wonderful to see you. >> the 20th season. i remember you have said when you come here it's not like work for you. it's like play. >> "a," it's not like work and "b," it's a blink. 0 years went by in a blink when you're having a good time and, you know, you enjoy your work. >> uh-huh. >> that's thereat can have enjoying your work so when you go to work it's not like work. >> it builds confidence. you know, success i've heard you say builds confidence because you're doing what you enjoy doing and you were a judge, a real judge in a courtroom and this happens. the second for me was a third
career. i started out my career as a prosecutor in family court and i think we've discussed before. >> right. >> and then my dream was to be a judge in the family court and i realized that dream with a lot of help andnd i was in that courtroom for 25 years and it's a difficult court to sit in. there is very rarely happiness. occasionally on an adoption day if you have dogs when you're making a family that's wonderful and that gives you a high but most of the time everybody is unhappy when they come to family court. >> true. >> so when i was given this opportunity 20 years ago to come and play, i said, you know, nothing is successful really on tv, especially somebody who is then 52 years old. >> that's how old you were at the time. >> at the time. nobody knew who i was so i said, please, let me last two years, let me last maybe three years. and i remember doing an interview with morley safer when
he revisited the first "60 minutes" piece about ten years later or nine years later and he said how long do you want to do it. i said, gee, if i could get a ten-year run, that would be so fabulous. >> but you were able to reinvent yourself but staying true to who you are and that's not always easy to do. >> i think it was probably erma bombeck who said you're not supposed to leave what you left on the table. if people have a wonderful singing voice they want to be dancers or if they're 5'2" they want to be basketball players. they don't stay with their strength. i know what my limitations are. >> what are your limitations? i don't see any. >> oh, i have a lot of limitations. for instances, i couldn't do what you do convincingly because you're a good interviewer.
you actually look as if you're not only interested in the question you've asked but the response from -- >> listening to a person. >> from your guest. i'm not so interested. >> let's play another clip because this one has gone viral recently and it was from a few years ago. this gives you an indication. go ahead. >> i had to replace all my deeds. i had gift cards this there. my earpiece and a calculator. >> there was no earpiece in her mouth. >> dumb and dumber. >> for the plaintiff in the amount of $500. that's what i think it's worth, madam go have you always been such a straight shooter. you just tell it like it is, always? >> it's easy. if you live by the rule, if you tell the truth, you don't have to have a good memory. then it's life becomes that much more easy and negotiable if you are telling one story to one person, another to another person eventually you're going
to get both feet in your mouth and you're going to be embarrassed. >> amen but this is what i love about you, many things, you tell us to take responsibility for ourselves and to fess up when we mess up and weather going to mess up sometimes. >> well, i think that if people took responsibility, jerry and i were driving from the other side of town for the interview this morning and jerry said to me, this streets in new york are filthy. it's just another level of taking responsibility. it's irresponsible to take a magnificent city like this and trash it. i don't mind calling you out. i don't think there's any excuse for that i don't think there's any excuse for bad behavior. i don't think there's any excuse for abusing a child or for stealing somebody's property. there just is no excuse. there may be reasons, but a reason is not an excuse and i think that this city and this country have flipped those two
words. there may be a reason that somebody acts irresponsibly, whether it's nurturing, nature, whatever it is, but it's never an excuse because human beings have a choice. either you pick up that piece of paper and throw it away in a trash can or you toss it on the floor and you dirty somebody else's house. that's responsible. >> that's a choice. judge judy has spoken. the gavel has gone down. season -- thank you so much and thanks for having jerry here too. season 20 of "judge judy" is on now. check your local listings. let's get to michael? thanks, babe. all right, thank you, robin. it is open mike time. this morning, an artist who is creating quite a stir pun intended with her painting making it completely with coffee all the way from cypress we're whaep to welcome the amazing maria aristidou, hello, maria. >> i was pouring this coffee just for you.
>> do i drink it or paint with it. >> both. you can actually do both. >> i can drink a little and paint. >> yeah, you can just dip this in. >> uh-huh. >> and go like that. >> okay. i'm looking at this and i'm going this is amazing. how or -- did you figure out you can paint with coffee? >> it was all by accident really i was working on another commission and by the time i got finished, i accidentally spilled my coffee all over it. rather than being -- >> when you first spilled the coffee did you go, oh, my goodness or did you go, hmm, let me make something. >> normally i go oh, my goodness but i was just, ooh, this might be interesting. >> very, very, very creative actually. to think like that. we have a time-lapse video with you creating albert einstein. >> yes. yes, we do. >> which is -- ah. spill the beans for us. how do you do this? how does it work it's einstein. i'm looking at that and it's
just -- hard enough to paint with regular paint. how do you get the different colors and the darkness, the lightness, is that a different type of coffee, what is it? >> i use a different kind of coffees -- a really but -- well, i work with layers, so let's -- >> show me something. >> for example, so this is an unfinished work so it has different levels to it. so -- >> dip it in my coffee. >> i'm going to use your coffee. >> use me until you use me up. yeah. >> wow. >> so you just go around the flowers, coffee, please. thank you. okay. so you just go around and around. this is what our first layer will look like. you have to let this dry first then go and work on it again and again. >> so like the albert einstein how long did it take to create that. >> oh, einstein took about eight hours. >> eight hours. >> in total so i took a little break here and there but it
was -- >> how much coffee do you actually drink a day? >> four, five. >> four or five cups? you're good. you're perfect for "gma." that's about the same thing we do. i understand that you did a portrait of me out of coffee. >> oh. >> and i haven't seen it yet. it's right there under this -- the great reveal tarp. >> great reveal. i'll do the honors. >> drum roll, please. [ drum roll ] >> whoa! [ cheers and applause ] maria, i got to say, you have outdone yourself. >> thank you so much. >> she made me look better than i really look. there we go. >> whoo! i love it. i love it. you are so talented. >> thank you so much. >> it goes to show creativity, people, creativity is very important. you can do whatever you want to do if you can be creative. okay. let's go outside to ginger to >> michael you look good both
ways. how very creative. time for ask zee. our question this morning comes from colton from nebraska who turns four tomorrow. >> ginger zee. what kind of clouds are these? >> well colton looks like a con trail. condensation behind a plane oar rocket and looks like it got blown a bit by the wind. cirrus clouds also up there. there's a couple different things going on. we thank you for your question and parents send us your kids' weather video questions using the #ask zee "gma." let's get a check closer to home. >> little bit of cirrus around today probably much right now we're dealing with lower cloud cover and as we take a look nothing on storm tracker6 live double scan. going to be a nice day today, nice and warm. 76 degrees, sun mixing with clouds. 73 tomorrow.
13 years in the nba and we cannot for get being part of the fab five at the university of michigan. now his life as an analyst at espn and a commentator and a friend of "gma." >> yes, indeed, thank you for having me on. >> thank you for being here. i love the book. it's really -- it's like you. you're not afraid to trash talk. you're not afraid to be real about your trials and tribulations. we graduated college same year. university of michigan, fab five. i love what you write about the bond and the domination from day one of the fab five. >> the brotherhood. myself, jimmy king, ray jackson, juwan howard, chris webber. the fab five and as you mentioned it was a brotherhood. since the beginning, but what people don't talk about is the actual sacrifice, at that time normally people were choosing schools where they can go and be the man and then try to go to the nba draft. we were like we want to change the game and do something special and i think we did. >> and from day one you're driving up to campus in your
car, it's totally overpacked, don't know where you're going and hear four freshmen screaming your name and there they were. your brothers. >> absolutely with the component int interspeaker in the back with the seat laid down. >> of course. >> yeah. >> definitely. looking out the window like why are you late. second, i was lost. i had to go to a pay phone and call an assistant coach to find my way on campus. >> no cell phones then. i remember well. >> right after that it took us maybe an hour before you knew it. we were behind the dorm actually playing outdoors. >> yeah, and then first day of practice, i love it. you say to the upperclassmen we're not going to mix it up. let's do freshmen do all the upperclassmen and beat them five games in a row and had to create a little bit of animosity. >> it does create animosity because normally you're a freshman and you're supposed to
shut up and wait your turn but it was our opportunity to make a statement. the team prior, the prior year they didn't make the ncaa tournament so we were like, we can beat these guys and we want to be the starting five and that was the springboard. >> yeah and making a statement is something that you're comfortable doing. you are known for your trash talking and you're very clear bit. it's just part of the game. >> it actually is but you got to be ready for what the other guy may do. and you got to also produce like growing up in detroit trash talking works both ways. >> yeah. >> because the guy that's not going to go on to be an nba basketball player might go to the back of the truck of his car and have something to say about what you were talking about on the court so you got to be careful. >> let me ask why did you decide now, jalen, to write the book. >> because i'm at a different point in my life and the basketball era, being an all-american in high school, being a member of the fab five, playing in the nba, now i'm in the full-fledged entertainment business. i'm the next michael strahan. >> yes, you are. you're the man, jalen.
>> ah. >> oh. >> i love you. >> ki dunk on you. >> yes. >> alley-oop. >> oh. >> everybody, the name of the book is "got to give the people what they want." >> he does. >> and he does. >> thank you. >> love, love having you here. we're going to do some -- >> that's right. be jealous. >> it's in book stores right now and coming up, if that's not good enough, cate blanchett is here -- >> wow. >> don't go for the general assembly, will pauls and chris brown claim they're for us, but we know how to spot a sleight of hand. they're bankrolled by groups funded by north jersey casino backers. and you know what that means - north jersey casino bigwigs can count on them.
apologize? >> he didn't ask. >> dan, that's surrender -- >> he feels cbs can't afford the risk to its reputation. >> he knew. >> and cate blanchett joins us now. this movie is so powerful. brings you back to what was a very tense time and we see robert redford playing dan rather right there in yes, yes. >> dan rather says he was floored by how you captured mary mapes. how did you do it? >> i thought he was going to say how i captured dan rather. that would have been a stretch. look, working with redford was extraordinary but there was a very particular responsibility one has to playing, you know, real-life character like mary even though she's behind the camera and not necessarily particularly well known because the mary that i met was, you know, vivacious and vital and full of good humor but, of course, the film captures her in absolute free fall. every journalist's worst nightmare. >> the way it captures the
cascading series of revelation, mistake, surprises and you see her come in for so much hate. >> a lot of hate. i mean i think there's -- even though it feels like recent history 2004 i think and you would know this better than i, the media landscape, the political landscape has changed entirely. you know, it was at the beginning of that whole kind of hateful blogosphere personal -- >> even blogs sounded dated. >> i am dated. you know, i don't really exist in the social media world but i think the whole notion of googles one self and finding that invisible opinion yachting -- as an investigative journalist, i would imagine it would have been quite galling. >> such a difficult story. it was dropped right in the middle of a presidential campaign which leads to my only film scene with cate blanchett. we do have a scene. >> i'm not looking at you. i'm not looking at the screen. >> you're yelling at me. you were green screen when i did it on the day but i could hear your voice and feel the charisma. >> you could feel the anger
coming out from your character at what i was saying on television. it is a terrific movie. you also since the last time you were here a little addition to your family and adopted a little girl. >> we've been blessed so i have three boys and a girl. she's great but it's a wonderful thing when you see your, you know, your children becoming a pack sort of independent of you and i'm very proud of them. >> i bet you chose boys watch out for her. >> oh, yeah. >> steve jobs is coming out -- aaron sorkin coming out with a new movie about steve jobs and you're talking to him about maybe doing lucille ball. >> yes, it's early days. lucille is one of my all-time great heroes, phyllis diller, you name it and it's early days but aaron sorkin and i are talking about, yeah, we don't know what form it will be in but there's a lot of material there. she was an extraordinary woman. >> she was. >> like mary mapes is an extraordinary woman. >> these and you capture it in the movie. it's called "truth." cate blanchett thanks for joining us in select
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won't go. this is i-95 southbound. some poor guy stuck out here in the left lane. police stopped to try to help. okay, hood is down. maybe that's a good sign. no flares or anything so watch for this. this is at allegheny and such a busy spot anyway so i-95 southbound pretty jammed from cottman to girard, a 32 minute ride and they're out there blocking the left lane so slowly going there. we've got an accident blocking a lane here as well. this is whitpain township montgomery county right on skippack pike at carriage lane. in schuylkill township good news here. the route 23 bridge over valley forge road is reopened. had been closed since late april. this is the first morning commute you can take it. of course that's the bridge that connects valley forge with phoenixville so people a little happier right there matt. >> indeed. it's a smooth ride now let's go to meteorologist, david murphy for the accuweather forecast. david. >> all right, matt, we've got clouds straight above us but parts of the region showing some blue skies and sunshine. take a look as philadelphia is up to 63 degrees and in fact most of our reporting stations are inching up into the 60's at this point and we're going to continue going up from there.
this afternoon 76 degrees, nice and warm, sun mixing with some clouds. sunny and pleasant tomorrow, 73. then 79 on friday, probably fairly early in the day. front comes through in the afternoon triggers clouds and some light rain gradually moving in during the afternoon hours. probably damp at night, too. look like that's gone for saturday. clouds to sun on saturday 66. 68 on sunday. a cool but nice autumnal weekend ahead for football among other things, matt. >> thank you, very much david. coming up at noon we follow the search for a group of men who beat and killed a transgender woman at a philadelphia park. gina rodriguez and amy wambach both "live with kelly and michael." that's next here on 6abc. i'm matt o'donnell. have a great wednesday.
>> it's "live! with kelly & michael." today, from the new film, "pan," actress rooney mara. and award-winning star of "jane the virgin," gina rodriquez. plus, the co-hosts doing a few new moves from u.s. women soccer champion abby wambach. all next on "live." [captioning made possible by isney-abc domestic television] now, here are your emmy-winning co-hosts, kelly ripa and michael strahan! [cheers and applause] ♪ kelly: