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good morning, america. breaking overnight, collision at sea. the crash between a u.s. navy destroyer and a giant container ship off the coast of japan. the injured airlifted to the hospital. at least seven sailors missing. the navy's damage vessel towed into port. the investigation this morning. how did this happen? russia investigation. the president and the president's men hiring attorneys. all this as president trump releases financial disclosures. the light they shed on his business empire. officer acquitted. the reaction overnight. protesters taking to the streets after a jury in minnesota cleared officer jeronimo yanez in last year's fatal shooting
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of philando castile. >> i told him to get his hand up. >> his outraged family speaking out. the system continues to fail black people. and royal celebration. the pomp and circumstance for queen elizabeth's birthday. the annual trooping the color and the queen's poignant message to the people. hey, good morning and we start here with the developing story overseas involving that u.s. navy destroyer. seven sailors missing right now after their ship collided with a tanker off the coast of japan. >> questions abound as to how this could have happened. we want you to look at this video of "uss fitzgerald" limping back into port in japan. this as u.s. and japanese ships and aircraft are frantically conducting search and rescue missions. hoping to find those missing sailors. >> five people were medevacked off of the boat. we're going to kick off our coverage with abc's matt gutman reporting from los angeles. matt, good morning to you.
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>> reporter: hey, good morning, dan and paula. hard to overstate how serious an incident this was. now the navy is still searching for those seven missing sailors. they have multiple search planes scouring the water, but because of the damage that you just saw, it's so severe it's also possible those sailors could still be in the wreckage on board. just minutes ago we learned that a total of five sailors had to be medevacked including the commander of the ship. this morning the "uss fitzgerald" has been tugged back to port, but at least seven sailors remain missing. the navy saying multiple sailors were injured in the monstrous collision with the container ship, five sailors hurt badly enough, they had to be medevacked. one of them the ship's commanding officer. the japanese coast guard leading the initial rescue. you can see responders crowded near the wreckage to extract the wounded. helicopter footage shows the destroyer's mangled midsection, the damage caving in compartments, destroying ship
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machinery and its radio room. the navy saying damage both above and below the water line caused major flooding. those red hoses seen pumping seawater out of the belly of the ship which typically has a crew of nearly 300. the navy says this 30,000-ton container ship and the much smaller 9,000-ton u.s. destroyer collided in open water 56 miles southwest of yokosuka, japan. the navy telling abc news this morning that the extent of the personnel injuries aboard the ship is still being assessed. now, there are two major questions going forward. which of the ships had the right of way and perhaps a bigger issue that even though it was the dead of night, how did a ship with some of the most sophisticated radar and sonar on the planet neither see or manage to avoid something the size of a small island bearing down on it. dan, paula. >> questions we'll be addressing
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>> in just a moment. thanks for your reporting. joining us now from washington is retired marine colonel and abc news contributor steve ganyard. steve, good morning to you. and you just heard matt's question, the most glaring one that we all have, these ships aren't traveling swiftly on one another's radar. how could a collision have happened? >> paula, it's hard to imagine how it could have. as matt said, these are two very sophisticated ships, and they should have seen each other. on the other hand, this happened really just about ten miles outside of the mouth of tokyo bay, which is one of the busiest ports in the world. it was the middle of the night and so oftentimes what happens in these collisions at sea, it's a series of mistakes on both ships that lead to a tragic event. >> we are as everybody knows at a time of heightened fears over north korea. what kind of impact could taking a destroyer like this out of commission, what kind of impact could that have on our ability to defend ourselves and our
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allies? >> dan, the "fitzgerald" is one of the most sophisticated ships and has a special radar and special set of missiles that could intercept atmospherically in space any kind of north korean missile that may be shot at japan or south korea or u.s. bases in the region, so the navy is going to want to backfill this very quickly because the "fitzgerald" is going to be out of service for a long time. >> steve ganyard, thank you. back at home this morning we're hearing reports of an increasingly frustrated president trump who is dealing with that unremitting drumbeat of news about the russia investigation. >> the associated press this morning quotes trump advisers and confidants as describing an angry president yelling at television sets in the white house covering coverage of the investigation. now, according to the ap trump has told associates he believes he has the legal authority to fire special counsel robert mueller. abc's david wright is at the white house for us. david, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, paula and dan. this weekend the president is off to camp david, his very
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first trip to the presidential retreat, and this father's day getaway comes after a blistering week for trump, one where his frustrations do seem to be growing about the russia investigation, even as he struggles to change the subject. in miami's little havana, president trump drove another stake into president obama's legacy signing an executive order to scrap obama's policy of detente with cuba. >> effectively immediately, i am canceling the last administration's completely one-sided deal with cuba. >> reporter: cuba blasted back rejecting what it called manipulation for political purposes and double standards in the treatment of human rights. but trump upstaged himself acknowledging for the first time in a tweet that he is, indeed, under investigation after firing fbi director james comey. i am being investigated for firing the fbi director by the man who told me to fire the fbi
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director, witch hunt. his closest allies share his frustration. >> the president of the united states cannot obstruct justice. if he wants to fire the fbi director, all he has to do is fire him. >> reporter: former house speaker newt gingrich clearly felt differently in the's 90s when he voted to impeach bill clinton for obstructing justice during the monica lewinsky investigation. just in case the president and the president's men are lawyering up. trump has added a high-profile washington attorney to his personal legal time. vice president pence has hired a personal attorney. even the president's longtime lawyer is getting a lawyer. for all its frustrations, the presidency does seem to be good for donald trump's bottom line. a new financial disclosure form released overnight lists assets worth nearly a billion and a half dollars. his golf courses, his hotels are doing a booming business. he still owns them, but one former ethics czar for the bush
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administration tells us what we still don't know is where he borrows money from. dan, paula. >> all right. david wright, thanks for your reporting from the white house this morning. joining us from washington is political analyst and pollster kristen soltis anderson as dan lovingly refers to as ksa. >> she love is it. >> she'll love it, right? or she will love it. kristen, as we mentioned the president believes he has the legal authority to fire the special counsel robert mueller, and according to the ap some of trump's circle are preaching caution but others including his son don jr. say mueller must go. if he were to fire mueller how do you think that would go down. >> it would be very explosive if he made that decision because as soon as it was announced there will be a special prosecutor and as soon as it was announced it would be robert mueller, a figure very respected across the political spectrum here in washington, this gave a lot of trump's allies on capitol hill, republicans, the opportunity to say, look, this is good. he's a good investigator. this will clear this all up and then we can move on.
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trump's allies on the hill continue to say this would be a good thing. this would put a big break between trump and republicans in congress. >> let me ask you about this nugget from "the new york times" this morning, and i'm quoting here, he, the president, is frustrated, friends say, and unsure what to do apart from tweeting which he views as the most direct and effective way of defending himself and venting his anger. so in your view are these tweets hurting or helping him? >> i think donald trump is his own worst enemy when it comes to these tweets. it's understandable if you're him and you think you're innocent and you're frustrated with the way things are going and you want to get your message out. donald trump's been never shy about saying he's not a fan of the media but with these tweets he's continuing to stir up trouble, keep the focus on the story when, for instance, folks in -- on capitol hill would rather be talking about things like infrastructure, health care, tax reform. it shifts the narrative and
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makes it seem that he's continues to struggle against this investigation, cover-up where he claims there's no crime. >> now, it appears that trump's base is standing firmly behind him and you as a pollster do you see any vulnerabilities? >> his numbers have not been great but they have stayed fairly stable throughout the first couple of months of his presidency and this russia investigation is one in particular where most of his supporters tend to think that's in the right. this isn't what will break them away from him but rather if there isn't delivery on things like health care reform, tax reform, economic growth, these are the things that would make voters come back to him or begin to leave him in bigger numbers. >> the base seems to be holding firm, kristen soltis anderson, aka ksa, thank you very much for joining us on a saturday morning. we appreciate. we turn to another story break overnight, the protesters out in the streets in minnesota after a jury there acquitted an officer in the fatal shooting of philando castile. >> now, the case made headlines all over the world when castile's girlfriend, remember she took to facebook live in the
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aftermath of that shooting with her boyfriend dying in the seat next to her. here's abc's eva pilgrim. >> reporter: overnight outrage, thousands of demonstrators marching in protest over the not guilty verdict in the manslaughter trial of a former police officer. a minnesota jury acquitting the officer who fatally shot philando castile moments before this infamous video was live streamed on facebook by his girlfriend. >> he's licensed to carry. he was trying to get out his i.d. and his wallet out his pocket, and he let the officer know. >> reporter: the saints anthony police officer holding that gun then 29-year-old jeronimo yanez, castile's girlfriend calmly recording as her young daughter reassured her from the backseat. [ screaming ] >> it's okay. i'm right here with you. >> reporter: castile there in the driver's seat fatally wounded. prosecutors charging yanez with second degree manslaughter. at trial arguing the officer panicked and lost control. >> i told him to not reach for
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it. i told him to get his hand up. >> reporter: castile's family claiming that he was racially profiled. >> reporter: the system continues to fail black people. >> reporter: but defense attorneys arguing yanez fired because he thought castile was reaching for his gun. this morning, yanez's team satisfied with the verdict while castile's family says they've been denied justice. castile's mother taking to facebook live after the verdict was announced. >> now they got free rein to keep killing us any kind of way they want to. >> reporter: and yanez will not be returning to the police force. the city of st. anthony saying it's not in the public's best interest. the two sides are now negotiating a voluntary separation agreement. >> so much anger here. eva, thank you. overnight bill cosby breaking his silence speaking out for the first time since going on trial for sexual assault. >> this as jurors are going to be reporting in for a sixth day of deliberations this morning and abc's linsey davis has more.
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>> reporter: late friday night bill cosby broke his silence with this message. >> i want to thank the jury for their long days, their honest work. >> reporter: an appeal that specifically targeted the jurors. >> i think bill cosby and his publicist are trying to send a subtle message to the jury to wrap things up. >> reporter: cosby's statement addressed a sequestered jury supposedly isolated from the media and his statement. >> oftentimes in these cases, things that get played out in the media have a way of making their way back to the jurors. >> reporter: the jury of 12 has already deliberated for 52 hours without a verdict. the trial itself was only 36 hours. and now the defense is calling for a mistrial. the judge chastised the defense for repeatedly calling for a mistrial due to the length of
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deliberations but he also added if the jury comes back deadlocked again, he intends to act meaning a mistrial. so far the jury has asked more than a dozen questions. on friday they asked for phone logs of calls between cosby and his accuser, andrea constand, along with cosby's deposition from 2005 where he talked about obtaining quaaludes to give to other women prior to sexual encounters though he never admitted to doing so without their knowledge. the jury also asked to hear the definition of reasonable doubt. for "good morning america," linsey davis, abc news, norristown, pennsylvania. >> and we will be following that trial every step of the way. >> yes, we will. a lot of other news this morning, and for that over to dr. ron claiborne. good morning, sir. >> i knew that was coming. diana and paula, good morning to you, adrienne, good morning, everyone. we begin in washington, d.c. where an investigator say they found a list of a dozen republican lawmakers on the gunman who opened fire on a group of congressmen. this happened on wednesday. police say james hodgkinson shot and wounded house majority whip
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steve scalise and three others on a baseball field in alexandria, virginia. doctors say scalise's vital signs have stabilized after being at imminent risk of death. hodgkinson was killed by police. this morning dennis rodman landing in beijing, china, after a five-day trip to north korea. the former nba star said his thoughts and prayers are with the family of otto warmbier, an american student who was released after 17 months of imprisonment in north korea. it's not clear if rodman met with the north korean leader kim jong-un. in massachusetts, a woman accused of encouraging her boyfriend to kill himself before his 2014 suicide has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter. the judge who rendered that verdict said 20-year-old michelle carter encouraged conrad roy to get back in his vehicle as it filled with lethal gas. carter now faces up to 20 years in prison. and new details about the death of actress carrie fisher. the l.a. county coroner's office said she died from sleep apnea. a combination of other factors including heart disease, but
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said the exact cause of death cannot be conclusively determined. officials said fisher had multiple drugs in her system but could not say whether they contributed to the 60-year-old's death which was last december. and new this morning, video from inside a ferry after it collided with a jetty off the coast of massachusetts. the ferry carrying some 48 people were traveling from nantucket to hyannis. rough seas made the overnight rescue difficult. several people had to be air-lifted to area hospitals but they are expected to be okay. and finally they say if you do the crime, you'll have to do the time. in this case the time served though was meant -- turned out to be his extreme embarrassment, hours of extreme embarrassment. 17-year-old marc anthony doyle admitted he took $30,000 worth of goods from his home, his boss' home. but rather than pressing charges, the boss, a texas businessman, made him wear an outfit, you see there and hold a sign telling everyone that he was guilty. doyle returned the stolen items and check this out, his boss let him keep his job.
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>> what? >> and the clothes presumably. >> probably optional. >> rubber rainboots and a pink long tank top. >> sparkle boots, i think they were. >> hours of embarrassment was his sentence. >> trying to figure out how i feel about this. >> what showed him in a pink s and boots. rob marciano, as you can tell, one member of our team is not here but that's because he's in boston for us this morning. rob. >> is he wearing sring sparkle ? pan down, please. >> no sparkle boots. >> no, no, we're not going to do it only happens once every decades, this is extraordinary, the 2017, 17,000-mile race across the atlantic, 5 tall ships convene in boston. you line them up bow to bow item
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to stern, that's 17 football fields. it's a little bit foggy hear this morning. we have severe weather that did damage across eastern parts of nebraska with straight line winds over 100 miles per hour in omaha. tornadoes touching down as well. look at the radar near missouri, severe weather today from dallas to upstate stork during the day tomorrow -- upstate new york during the day today and tomorrow. >> reporter: good morning, everyone, i'm meteorologist chris sowers we have downpours popping up on radar, some in western gloucester county and chadds ford. we'll continue to see the development throughout the day. sky6 live hd this is the view over looking the commodore barry bridge, it's cloud anticipate warm and humid.
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83 degrees cloudy, feeling like 87. 90 on father's humid, feeling like 9 of. guys, back up to you. >> i remember as a little boy in boston when they'd bring out the tall ships i was always fascinated by it, but i never got to go on there and rob did and we'll show you what he did coming up in the next half hour. thanks, robert. we'll see you again soon. this morning queen elizabeth is celebrating her birthday over in the uk. >> although her day of birth is actually in april, today marks the official festivities, and abc's molly hunter joins us live from london with more on all of the pomp and pageantry. molly, good morning to you. >> reporter: paula and dan, good morning. it's called trooping the color. more than 1400 troops, 200 horses on parade, and it's a tradition that dates back to the
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17th century. a royal birthday celebration for a queen and three future kings. this morning all eyes on the littlest royal, prince george and princess charlotte stealing the spotlight from their great grandmother. the queen and the recently retired duke of edinboro riding in a vintage carriage from buckingham plaza long the mall to horse guards parade and prince kate while prince william and prince harry riding on horseback. last year prince charlotte's first balcony appearance and prince george already mastering the royal salute. the queen showing william who's boss telling her grandson to stand up. at 91 still very active in public life. we saw the queen just yesterday shifting the scene of that deadly tower block fire in west london and starting today with a moment of silence. a breath of fresh air for this nation still dealing with that tower fire and recent terror attacks. the queen reminding everyone
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this morning it's a more somber day. dan, paula. >> and we love how your outfit matches the queen's. don't think that escaped our notice. thank you, molly. appreciate it. >> i actually did not notice that, dan. that was very observant of you. >> you say everything i know about the queen is from watching "the crown" on netflix. >> which is a fabulous show, by the way. >> great show. love watching the kids as well. coming up on "gma," a father telling the harrowing story of how he came face-to-face with two dangerous escaped prisoners and how he helped capture these fugitives. >> he said it did it all for his little girl. plus, amazon buys whole foods. how it could change the way you shop. we're going to be right back. dan, do you think this will revolutionize your shopping? >> it won't make me less lazy. "good morning america" is brought to you by blue buffalo. you love your pets like family so feed them like family with blue.
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>> good morning to you, 8:27 a.m., i'm gray hall. deliberations in the bill cosby trial resume in 30 minutes. cosby addressed the crowd leaving court and thank the jury for their work and wished all the dads happy father's day. the deadlocked jury must come to an unanimous decision for
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aggravate sex assault. let's go you updated on the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. >> reporter: warm and humid, tomorrow, more in the way of sun, still a threat of shower or thunderstorm, up to 90 degrees. >> thank you for the update, chris. "action news" is back here in 30 minutes. now stay tuned for more "good morning america." make it a great day!
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welcome back to "gma" on a saturday morning. happening right now, the collision at sea, the crash between an american navy destroyer and a giant container ship off the coast of japan. the injured air-lifted to the hospital. at least seven sailors missing right now. this morning, the ships and aircraft frantically conducting search and rescue missions. also right now, london outcry. many this morning demanding answers in the wake of that deadly high-rise inferno as the death toll continues to rise. at least 30 confirmed dead. investigators back at the scene searching for a cause saying this morning they don't believe it was deliberate. also, watergate anniversary, this morning marking 45 years since the start of the scandal that brought down president nixon when several burglars were arrested for breaking into the headquarters of the dnc located
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inside the now infamous watergate hotel and a little bit of information, a 411 for you, the watergate scandal room 214 will now be preserved, the hotel has announced. they will curate it now and will be designed by the costume designer of the hit series "scandal." >> the hotel is infamous. >> yes, exactly. room 214. >> got it. >> thank you, paula faris, for the 411. we turn now -- >> you're welcome. -- to the father who came face-to-face with two dangerous fugitives. >> he's speaking out about encounter with the men who went on the lam for killing their prison guards and kenneth moton joins us with all the details. kenneth, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, paula and dan. the nationwide manhunt for the georgia prisoners lasted two days. their armed and dangerous run from the law cut short by a man trying to protect his family. this morning, that dramatic moment a tennessee husband and father single-handedly stopped two georgia fugitives in their tracks. >> my family means the world to me.
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i was ready to do whatever i could. >> reporter: police say escaped prison inmates donnie russell and rickie dubose led them on a ten-mile high-speed chase. >> they got a subject in the back shooting out. >> reporter: residents including patrick hale were on the lookout. >> 6:46 i loaded every weapon i could in my house to be prepared in the event they needed to be used. >> reporter: the men soon coming face-to-face with hale as he started to drive his family to safety after receiving a warning that the escaped convicts were in the area. he says the cons on the run for 48 hours simply gave up. >> for some reason they started to surrender and laid down on their stomachs in my concrete driveway. >> we've had an armed home invasion. >> reporter: before their capture, the inmates accused of holding an elderly couple hostage. >> who's all there with you guys. >> that's my wife. it was just so close. just get the police out here as quick as you can. >> reporter: investigators say it all started when one of the inmates shot and killed two
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prison guards on a transport bus tuesday and escaped. it all ended with this heroic father. >> and this is the reason why i was really excited that the police came as quick as they did. >> reporter: the prisoners are on their way back to georgia. that brave husband and father thinks they surrendered so easily because, get this, guys, they thought his car looked like a police vehicle. >> oh. >> incredible. that's why they laid down in his driveway. that must have felt like forever, by the way. >> right. >> he just prayed. had his guns and prayed. >> sometimes the higher calling. higher power works. kenneth, thank you very much. and at a time when leaks are very much in the news, we have an abc news exclusive with a person responsible for one of the most consequential intelligence leaks in u.s. history. >> transgender soldier chelsea manning speaking out in her tv exclusive with abc's juju chang. you recall's remember president obama commuted her sentence after she served seven years for giving out classified documents to wikileaks. >> you took an oath to defend
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the constitution against enemies. >> right. >> do you feel like you betrayed that oath? >> no, i think i stuck to it. we need more means of being able to safely and securely reveal government wrongdoing, you know, whether it's illegal, immoral, unethical. >> do you think you made an impact for the better? what do you think about the military today? >> the people in the military work very hard often for not much money to make their country better. >> our thanks to juju for that. you can see more on our website at abcnews.com. let's kick it back to rob. as we mentioned, he is up in >> reporter: hey dan sail boston happening today, the fog trying to lift, but it will be a sight regardless when you get the tall ships coming through the fog it will be a picture out of the pirates of caribbean. 2 million visitors over the next five days as they celebrate the aplaysing festival. it's cool here, but heating up
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out west. i want to show you the advisories and warnings all the way back from kansas to palm springs and phoenix. all time records. phoenix 110, 114 in palm spring. the next several days, vegas and phoenix could touch all time reblgd -- record highs if they go a degree above that. we're watching a severe weather threat not only today and tomorrow, but on monday for the northeast. here's the local forecast. >> reporter: 120 degrees out west, i guess i'll stop complaining about the humidity. [laughter]. showers and downpours west of philadelphia. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, 83 degrees later on with the humidity feeling like 86 or 87. afternoo and i got to go on one of these schooners, a boat. it's nearly 100 years old.
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it's a beautiful vessel and the captain took me around and put me to work and i'm not much of a sailor so that was a bit of a task to say the least. dan, i don't know. you grew up around here. did you get on the harbor much, do some sailing? >> no, i'm more of an indoor cat, rob. i watched it on television. >> indoor cat. he watched it on tv. >> but i look forward to watching you suffer, as always, so stay tuned for that. we'll see you in just a minute, robert. also coming up here on "gma," amazon's multibillion dollar deal to buy whole foods. how it could change the way we all shop. neutrogena® ultra sheer. no other sunscreen works better or feels so good. clinically proven helioplex® provides unbeatable uva/uvb protection to help prevent early skin aging and skin cancer all with a clean light feel. for unbeatable protection.
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check this out. stock in the upscale supermarket chain whole foods shot up nearly 30% on the news that the internet behemoth company is buying them. >> this is amazon's biggest acquisition and could make big changes in the way you get your groceries and erielle reshef is outside a whole foods store in new york city. erielle, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, dan and paula. imagine shopping at a busy whole foods like this one without ever having to take out your wallet or wait in a long line. that's just one way experts say that this acquisition could
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transform your grocery experience. amazon acquiring whole foods aiming to wholly change the way you shop for groceries. >> this allows them the infrastructure that they need to pair with their online logistics in order to be successful and really bring grocery forward. >> reporter: the nearly $13.7 billion deal giving amazon 465 physical whole food stores, brick and mortar locations that could become distribution hubs and pickup centers for anything you order online. the new agreement placing walmart directly in the crosshairs of the virtual retail powerhouse. amazon's ceo positioning his company at the forefront of distribution. >> jeff bezos historically has done what it takes to transform a business at the expense of profitability or quarter-to-quarter result. >> reporter: another link in the chain for the tech titan expanding its grocery ordering and pickup services. >> you can pick up your groceries in as little as 15 minutes after your order is
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places. >> reporter: now testing its pilot go store in seattle. >> no lines, no checkouts. when you leave, our just walk out technology adds up your virtual cart and charges your amazon account. >> reporter: amazon continuing continuing to capitalize on the consumer appetite for convenience and cutting costs. and the two companies are remaining pretty quiet about their plans for the future but analysts say that amazon will likely try to make whole foods more efficient and that could mean big savings for anyone who shops here. dan, paula. >> i'm waiting for the day when i can get my quinoa by drone. >> that's coming soon. >> yeah. >> quinoa of all things. erielle, thank you. disregard everything he just said. you mentioned that whole food stock went up 30% but amazon's went up 3.3% but that's $15 billion, so they actually made money on the acquisition. because they paid 13.7 billion. >> at least on paper. >> at least on paper. coming up on "gma" we'll go back to boston where rob had a chance to get a sea legs trying
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welcome back to boston for sail boston 2017 rendezvous regatta where 50 tall ships are converging on boston harbor seeing the tall masts and these huge sails is really majestic and empowering. that's the "adirondack 3." tourists, hey, guys,
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and making their way out there, i got to get on one of these schooners yesterday. the fog trying to lift here. captain, give it to me. [ horn blowing ] bon voyage, everybody. have a look what i did yesterday. this is the schooner "roseway." one of 55 tall ships convening on boston harbor. >> permission to come aboard. >> permission granted. >> captain tom ryan is the skipper of this beautiful nearly 100-year-old boat, and he's ready to put me to work. job number one, setting the jumbo sail. >> pull hand over hand straight down. are you ready? go. >> oh, wow. am i going too slow? >> no, you're going great. go, go, go. >> i think i got a blister already. >> wind in the sails. is that a good sign? >> she's luffing right now. >> what's the next thing i got to do? >> i think we have to steer the ship.
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>> really? >> i get to steer the ship. where is the steering wheel. >> you're going the wrong way. that's the bow. we got to go to the stern. >> reporter: my lesson not without drama. they're getting real close to your boat. another ship getting a little too close for captain tom's comfort. >> they're from new york city. >> wow. those new york city drivers. >> i tell us. >> reporter: we head to stern and i try my hand at the wheel. >> three spokes to port, one, two, three. perfect. >> we're not really going anywhere. we're still in port. he's not going to let me drive the boat. the rain really coming down so i went below deck. >> hold on there, rob. >> what's? >> i got one more job for to you do. >> what do you want me to do? >> we got to swab the decks. >> oh, come on. this is a big deck. >> our students scrub better than you do. >> i'm trying, captain. i'm trying. >> let's go. scrub, scrub. >> reporter: needless to say i was not hired to be a crew
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news." adrienne bankert is here. >> hey, yeah, we are. >> my fonzi imitation. that was actually my -- i didn't realize we were back from commercial break. oh, i need to say something. >> wake-up time. well, you know, we're going to talk a few stories. first up former president barack obama might have spilled the beans on the sex of beyonce and jay z's twins. of course, they are expecting very, very soon. in a video honoring the rap artist for the songwriters' hall of fame, the former president hints that beyonce and jay z are thinking pink. >> jay and i are also fools for our daughters, although he's going to have me beat once those two twins show up, and let's face it. we both have wives who are significantly more popular than we are. >> it's unclear whether the power couple will actually have two baby girls but he did say girls, and we're sure fans would love to see 5-year-old blue ivy carter with sisters. so, do you think he spilled the beans? >> yes. >> absolutely. >> i think it's very political
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leaving it all out there. >> we'll find out. well, michael phelps may be a 23-time olympic gold medalist but how does the swimmer match up against a shark? he will race a great white as part of shark week july 23rd. no one has ever attempted this before. very few details. is he going to be in a cage. is he not? sharks cruise at around 25 miles per hour at their peak. but he has been clocked in at 6 miles per hour and really that's what they swim when they're not chasing something like prey. >> so a shark goes much faster than michael phelps. >> when they're hungry. >> so the shark won't be chasing michael phelps in the race? >> how do you know? >> they'll be racing. the shark is like chilling at 5 miles per hour. >> could be. >> we got pizza here. so what's this all about? >> let's talk about what would you do for a slice of pizza. researchers at mit and stanford say privacy falls to the wayside when a pie is involved.
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according to a study, 98% of 3,000 mit students were willing to dish details like their best friend's e-mail address for a slice of pizza. >> we're all bribed by food. >> bought so cheaply. would you like a slice? >> yes, i would. >> dan just eats quinoa. >> oh, yeah. >> by drone just to be clear. we'll be back tomorrow with more "gma." thank you for "pop news." thank you for watching, everybody. have a great day. >> i'm gray hall coming up next often "action news" saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. after 50 hours of deliberation, the jury in the bill cosby sex assault trial will continue to deliberate this saturday morning. thousands take to the streets after a verdict in the shooting death of philando castile all next on "action
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you, saturday, june 17 i'm gray hall. here's a look at the stories we're following for you right now on "action news." as we speak, jury deliberations are back underway in the sexual assault trial by bill cosby despite attempts to declare a mistrial.
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a man is dead in the shooting of the city's hunting park section. plus u.s. sailors are missing after a navy destroyer collided with a container ship at sea. those stories, but first we turn our attention to the the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, meteorologist chris sowers tracking it all for you, we had rain and fog, it's humid. >> reporter: downpours and lightning strikes. it's a wonderful morning. >> good morning. >> reporter: yeah, there's the view as we go live on sky6 live hd looking at the center city skyline believe it or not that looks a million times better than two or three hours ago when when you couldn't see anything at all. we're seeing improvement in the visibility, but in regards to what the radars looks like. we're zoom into areas west of philadelphia. we're dealing with a couple of pop ups be but the coverage is not as widespread as this morning. downpour southeast of lansdale, one near norristown and chadds ford

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