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good morning, america. new overnight. deadly tornadoes. dozens of twisters reported touching down, wiping out nearly half of one texas town. injuring dozens. trapping families in their homes. >> there goes the school! there goes the school. >> 150 people inside this school when the roof was ripped off. this church leveled. and this morning, major flash flooding. dozens of dramatic water rescues. this pregnant woman and a baby air-lifted to safety. and the baseball game nearly snowed out. decision day. the nfl getting ready to hand down its ruling on tom brady. a chorus of people calling for him to be suspended. many await commissioner roger goodell's decision. will he come down hard on the game's biggest star? outrage in the air.
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a pilot makes an emergency landing. a young girl and her family kicked off a plane. the mom says because the daughter has autism. how the family is fighting back this morning. ♪ oh, baby. what a grab. take a look at this. a dad snagging a foul ball with one hand and baby strapped to him. what the mom is saying this morning about her big mother's day surprise. and we do say good morning, america. on this merry monday. hope everybody had a fantastic mother's day weekend. and boy, did you see that catch by the dad? >> unbelievable. there's some reflexes right there. >> yes, indeed. happened in philadelphia yesterday afternoon. he's very proud of himself. >> didn't wince at all. that ball was coming in hard. >> and the binkie never left the mouth. >> a very chill baby. a very chill field.
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coors field in colorado. look at this. completely covered in snow before sunday's game. they plowed it. played the game. a wild weekend of weather. deadly tornadoes and flooding. from south dakota to the south. rob marciano starts us off in van, texas. one of the hardest hit areas. good morning, rob. >> reporter: this town hit hard last night with a strong tornado uproothing large trees and burying a large suv and beyond that a home that's flattened. a home completely flattened. 26 people injured. triaged and taken to area hospitals. 10 people unaccounted for. no word on fatalities yet. in arkansas, a tornado there claimed the lives of two people. another terrifying night across the central u.s. >> inside! >> reporter: overnight, scenes of destruction here in van, texas. a tornado touching down. leaving dozens injured and widespread damage. many families still trapped in
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their homes waiting for help. >> my stomach went in knots. i didn't think it would be this bad. >> reporter: capping off a weekend of mother's day mayhem from mother nature. severe storms. barrelling down on the central u.s. bringing a dangerous mix of tornadoes, flooding, blizzard conditions. at least a dozen tornadoes reported sunday. including this one in lake city, iowa. >> there goes the school! there goes the school. >> reporter: watch as the roof of this school is lifted completely off and disintegrates. its debris swirling in the air. >> that's the [ bleep ] school. there goes the roof off the school. >> reporter: a frightening ordeal for the people inside the school at the time for an awards banquet. luckily no one was hurt. powerful winds sending these lawn chairs flying. in texas. >> holy [ bleep ]. >> reporter: and rising floodwaters causing major damage. like this sinkhole that used to be parking lot. and leading to rescues. in some cases, the flooding so
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severe, rescue by land not an option. the national guard forced to air-lift many to safety. including this pregnant woman and her best friend's baby. >> they couldn't get to us by boat. pretty scary. >> the woman's grandmother airlifted moments later. but thankful they made it out to safety just in time. you can hear the hum of buzz saws as they begin the cleanup effort. the severe threat has moved off to the east to the gulf coast. across the mississippi river. as far north as the great lakes. this is a massive storm. that reaches far to the north. abc's clayton sandell reports from south dakota. >> reporter: south dakota slammed with a one-two punch from mother nature. this tornado taking aim at delmont mid morning sunday. the twister destroyed or damaged around 30 homes, taking out the town's brand-new fire station. along with a centuries-old church where sunday school kids ran for cover. >> we huddled in the basement and the bathroom. we felt the pressure. you could hear the bricks
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falling and we knew it wasn't good. >> reporter: nine people were injured. the storm knocking out power and running water. but mother nature wasn't done. walloping the western part of the state with blizzard-like conditions and nearly two feet of snow. turning highways dangerously slick. >> i have never seen snow in may. >> reporter: those whiteout conditions extending to colorado over the weekend. snow as much as two to three inches an hour. bringing down trees and power outages. this tornado had peak winds of 130 miles an hour. you can see the damage that causes. now right now, there is no running water. no electricity here. so even for the people who have homes to come back to, everyone must stay out until the repairs are made and that can take several days. robin? >> thank you, clayton. we have other sad news. a routine traffic stop in mississippi turned deadly. two police officers were gunned down over the weekend.
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this morning, four suspects are in custody, expected to appear in court. a memorial this afternoon for the fallen officers. mara schiavocampo is here with the latest. >> reporter: robin, good morning. officials haven't said why those men suddenly opened fire, marking the first time officers were killed in that area in three decades. this morning, a city grieving. after two mississippi officers, one once named officer of the year, the other, just a rookie, are killed in what was supposed to be a routine traffic stop. >> it was like six loud gunshots. >> reporter: four suspects now behind bars. two of them, 29-year-old marvin banks and 22-year-old joanie calloway charged with capital murder. it started saturday night when police say 34-year-old hattiesburg officer benjamin deen pulled over a gold cadillac escalade. on suspicion of speeding. he calls a fellow officer for backup.
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fellow officer cory tate arrives. that's when police say shots are fired. banks fleeing the scene. allegedly stealing one of the officer's patrol cars. >> let me out. >> curtis, did you do it? >> no, sir, i didn't do it. no, sir, i didn't do it! >> reporter: all four suspects taken into custody on sunday. officer deen leaves behind two children and his wife, his high school sweetheart. officer tate graduated from the police academy less than a year ago. his family says he had dreamt of being a police officer his entire life. george. the race for the white house now revving up with the top gop candidates out in force in south carolina talking of national security as a brand-new poll in the key state of new hampshire offers up new evidence this is a wide-open race. abc's jon karl tracking it all. this new poll shows the field about as bunched as it could be. >> you have six declared candidates. another half dozen will get in over the next month. there is nothing close to a front-runner. look at the bloomberg poll in new hampshire, where the candidates are spending most of their time.
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essentially, a four-way tie for first place. george, those candidates not far above the rest of them. number five? donald trump. >> i saw that, yeah. you showed jeb bush right there. he had to deal with his brother's record. he came out supporting probably the most controversial decision of the george bush presidency. >> invading iraq was probably the toughest decision that was made. jeb bush asked if he would do the same, he said yes. he said presented with the same information he would have evaded as well. he acknowledged the intelligence was flawed and mistakes made, but he did not blame his brother for any mistakes. news flash he says, i am not going to distance myself from my brother on iraq. >> the latest on deflate-gate. tom brady could learn his fate as early as today. he may be fined or suspended. it's a big decision for nfl commissioner roger goodell.
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ryan smith is outside nfl headquarters in new york with more on that. good morning, ryan. >> reporter: good morning to you, robin. while the nfl has told us there's been no decision made yet on deflategate, no timetable for one, the league has a weighty decision on its shoulders. what to do, if anything, about the alleged involvement of one of its biggest stars. this morning the nfl mowing over what to do with tom brady. in the wake of the deflate-gate scandal. the nfl telling abc news they haven't determined a timetable for a decision yet. but many speculating it could come as early as there week. brady has been coy about the controversy. >> i don't have any really reaction. >> was hit hard by the 243-page deflategate report released last week. stating it is more probable than not brady was at least generally aware of the inappropriate activities involving the release of air from patriots' game balls.
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the scandal drawing the ire of pundits. >> they need to suspend tom brady for a year. >> reporter: some nfl fans wonder whether his relationship to patriots' owner robert kraft and the popularity of brady will affect his decision. one fan saying quote, roger goodell is a coward. too afraid to punish his buddy. another writing, who runs the nfl, roger goodell or bob kraft? it's your move, roger. typically, the league can punish with discipline included but not limited to $25,000. giving them wide latitude. the question remains if they issue punishments, how far will they go? that's the question. >> joining us our good friend and espn football analyst, jesse palmer. you have talked about you could see a fine coming brady's way. you heard in ryan's report, the outcry for a stiffer penalty. >> a lot of people hoping the
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nfl will take action and make an example out of tom brady. ultimately, i think a fine is significant enough. in this case. cheating is cheating. if you look what the new england patriots allegedly did, it's a minor infraction. it doesn't impact the game the same way as p.e.d.s or stealing signals. from an opponent like the patriots did back in 2007. they executed better. they won 45-7. they tackled better. >> the colts were asked after the game and when this whole thing came up, they said, the patriots were the better team here. that is one issue, yes. it didn't affect the outcome of the game. and yes, it is a minor infraction. a lot of parents watching, saying cheating is cheating, breaking the rules breaking the rules. if you don't have a penalty for that, what does that say to -- a lot of parents who are with their kids? >> it's the wrong message.
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no doubt about it. fair play is the most important thing. you look at the commissioner of the nfl, he normally wears two hats. he has to represent 32 owners in the national football league. on the other end, he has to quote unquote protect the shield. protect the image of the game. integrity is the most important thing. as a former player. as a fan of the game. he has an obligation. to the national football league in football to do the right thing. cheating is cheating. someone has to pay for this. >> we'll find out. if that's going to happen this week. >> it's not the end of it, for sure. >> thank you, jesse. now to the outrage with an airline this morning. a mother and her daughter kicked off a flight because the daughter has special needs. the airline defends its decision as the girl's mom plans to sue. neal karlinsky with the story. >> reporter: this morning, big controversy over the moments captured in this video. paramedics escorting the beegle family from oregon off the flight. the pilot made an emergency landing. the big threat? the beegle s' 15-year-old
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daughter with autism. >> people were shouting, leave her alone. let her go. >> reporter: her 15-year-old daughter, juliette, has a hard time communicating. she's easily upset if she doesn't have hot food. on a trip to oregon she asked the flight attendant to provide a warm meal. >> i was suggesting everything. >> no, no, no. we can't do that. >> reporter: first, she said they refused. >> i said, maybe after she has a meltdown and is trying to scratch and crying, then you'll help us. they said we'll make an emergency landing because of a passenger with a behavior issue. >> reporter: you can see the family being asked to leave by a police officer. including juliette, who appears calm, as she gets up to leave. >> it was traumatic. >> reporter: united airlines standing by its decision saying the crew made the best decision for the safety and comfort of all customers. and at least one fellow passenger agrees saying the girl could be a threat and she was howling. others say she was no more
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disruptive than a crying baby. and thought the emergency landing was extreme. this morning, donna says she plans to sue united, calling it discrimination. and she's asked the faa to investigate. for "good morning america," neal karlinsky, abc news, seattle. >> faa will be on that one. we turn to amy for the morning's other top stories. a violent prison riot overnight. >> in nebraska. a state prison placed on lock down after prisoners set fires inside cells. the smoke the visible from outside the building. it all started when guards tried to break up a large group of inmates. two of them were assaulted. two inmates wounded. one of them shot. officers working overnight to secure the facility. an apparent snub this morning from one of america's biggest allies in the middle east. overnight, the new king of saudi arabia says he will not attend the arab summit this week.
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he blamed a scheduling conflict. it's been viewed as a sign of the saudis' growing concern about a u.s. nuclear deal with iran. a health concern with former president jimmy carter. he's cut short a trip to south america. he arrived friday to observe an election there. he said he wasn't feeling well. he's 90 year old. no other details have been released. and it could take days to clean up an oil spill in the hudson river caused by a transformer fire at a nuclear plant north of new york city. thousands of gallons leaked. officials insist there is no risk to the public or environment. a major scare during this choir rehearsal in china. 80 singers were practicing for a competition when the stage suddenly collapsed, without warning. sending everyone plummeting to the ground. eight singers were injured. they are thankfully recovering this morning. and finally, it was a mother's day to remember at the ballpark for one father. in philadelphia. take a look. when a foul ball is hit into the stands, mike capko makes a
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one-handed grab, all with his 7-month-old son, kolton, strapped to his chest. he flexes muscles, with his wife smiling next to him. he says it was a natural reaction. not so natural for mom who said later she was still shaking. we all know every mom's reaction would be to duck and cover the child. the father is like, i got this. after seeing the catch, the gm of the phillies said he was thinking of offering a deal to the guy. >> quick. all right, now to the first lady, michelle obama, delivering a powerful commencement speech over the weekend, and opening up to the pressures she felt as the first african-american first lady. abc's cecilia vega has our story. >> michelle obama. >> reporter: the first lady uncensored. >> the road ahead is not going to be easy. it never is, especially for folks like you and me. >> reporter: giving an inspiring and impassioned speech this
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weekend at tuskeegee university. michelle obama tackling everything from ferguson to baltimore to racism. >> while we've come so far, the truth is that -- those age-old problems are stubborn. and they haven't fully gone away. >> reporter: she says she was held to a different standard as the nation's first african-american first lady. >> cable news referred to me as obama's baby mama. the first time on a magazine cover. it was a cartoon picture of me with a huge afro and machine gun. it knocked me back a bit. >> reporter: she called it noise. >> it did not define me. it didn't change who i was. and most importantly, it couldn't hold me back. >> reporter: her advice, ignore the noise and stay true to themselves. for "good morning america," cecilia vega, abc news, san francisco.
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>> see those young graduates to be able to hear a message like that from the first lady. let's get back to rob in the devastated town of van, texas. one of those deadly tornados. fears of flooding as well, rob, is that the case? >> yes, robin. with this severe weather bringing winds and tornados and heavy rain. we have got puddles and mud about everywhere. still some flood warnings for parts of texas but heavier will be south texas and east lu louisiana. could see over five inches and flash flooding a possibility. across the east you're warming up in 90 degrees in some spots. local forecast coming up.
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>> good monday morning i am meteorologist mike nicco with the bay area microclimate front of the a few low clouds, moments of us is high clouds and sunshine and cool breeze continuing this afternoon clearing tonight and cooler than this morning with showers possible later this week. temperatures are ranging in the mid-50s language the coast with a concentration of clouds along the peninsula coast and mainly mid-to-upper 60s around the bay into the south bay and 70s inland. here is my seven-day forecast: thursday looking to be >> and we'll have much more weather from van, texas, in the brot broadcast. back to you in new york. coming up here on "gma," turning the tables. top nfl draft pick jameis winston now suing the woman accusing him of sexual assault.
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also ahead, the woman arrested for the disappearance of her fiance on a kayak trip. her side of the story this morning. and the video showing terrified tourists running from bears. in yellowstone. the new warning. this was a much closer call than they realized. close encounters of the simply amazing kind. ginger on an incredible journey this morning. join us on our hidden worlds adventure.
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go good morning, america. and right now, we are -- tracking those deadly, deadly storms. >> and right now, number one draft pick in the nfl jameis winston filing a countersuit against the woman accusing him of sexual assault. and a new warning after a scary close encounter. black bears caught on camera chasing visitors. at yellowstone like bears are saying, this is our turf. this is our home. >> crazy. good morning america on this monday morning. closer to revealing the hidden worlds ginger is heading into. she's been on, let's see, planes, boats. now she's trekking to get to this morning's stunning location. incredible journey. you have to see this. she's about to take the plunge into a place most of us have never seen before.
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and we cannot wait to join her for that. >> she's gone so far for that. looking forward to that coming up. we begin with the latest on jameis winston. the nfl's top draft pick is fighting against the womaccusing him of sexual assault. filing a countersuit accusing her of lying to damage his reputation. abc's linsey davis has the story. >> reporter: known for his punishing offense on the grid iron. the nfl's number one draft pick. >> select jameis winston. >> practicing with his new team on friday. >> i was happy to be with the team again. ready to be a buc. >> reporter: he's taking an aggressive stance off the field. the tampa bay buccaneers' rookie quarterback dogged by allegations he sexually assaulted a student in 2012 now filing a countersuit against his accuser, erica kinsman. >> i want to know, like, why me?
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>> reporter: kinsman filed a civil suit against him last month, seeking more than $15,000 in damages. now, in his countersuit, winston, who claims the sex was consensual and never charged criminally claims kinsman is motivated by greed and has mounted a false and vicious media campaign to vilify mr. winston. with the objective of getting him to pay her to go away. but that's not all. the 21-year-old heisman trophy winner, who just clinched a $25 million contract with the bucs, is asking kinsman to pay $75,000 plus punitive damages. >> this is not going away any time soon. that trouble past is entering the national football league with him. >> reporter: kinsman's attorney telling abc news, the suit is a frivolous intimidation stunt with no factual basis. or legal basis. head coach lovie smith says he's
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not concerned about the legal woes affecting winston's game. >> we all have things we're dealing with off the field. guys know when it's time for football. >> reporter: one of kinsman's attorneys saying this countersuit is counterintuitive. he's alleging injury of his reputation, all of his past conduct will become front and center. meanwhile the general manager described winston as ahead of the game. george. >> is this countersuit a legal move or a p.r. move? >> it's a little bit of both. i don't think he cares about winning this case. i think he's trying to do two things. number one is to blunt her case and try to force her to the table. number two is so he can say to sponsors and to the public, not only did i not do this, but look at this. i'm actually countersuing her. remember, if he loses his case, and she loses her case, he wins. and that's the crucial equation i think his lawyers are thinking about. >> but there is a risk here? >> there's a small risk.
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the risk is by saying, as linsey points out, you damaged my reputation. my value in the marketplace has gone down, that means any and all alleged bad acts that he's committed in his past come in. because they impact the value of his brand. things that might not have come in in the past. some allegations of shoplifting some crab legs. another case in a burger king. those sorts of things might not have been relevant in the case. the question is, does anyone else come forward? with any sexual misconduct allegations? >> how strong is this case? >> his countersuit is not a strong case. if you view it from the point of view of, no, he doesn't care about winning, it might be a good move. we have the latest on the new york woman accused of killing her fiance while on a kayaking trip. her lawyer speaking out this morning. saying there's no motive. he calls it a misunderstanding. abc's tom llamas has the story. >> reporter: this morning,
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35-year-old angelika graswald remains behind bars, accused of killing her 46-year-old fiance on a kayak trip. >> i think they've rushed to judgment and maybe jumped the gun. >> reporter: her attorney demanding a bail hearing. hoping to get her out of jail. new york police arresting graswald 12 days ago, accusing her of murdering her fiance, vincent viafore. a project manager. >> i saw him struggling a little bit. >> the couple was kayaking on the hudson river april 19th when she says strong wind and choppy waters flipped their boats. sending viafore into the river. he was not wearing a life vest. >> i just saw him flipped. >> reporter: police still haven't found his body. investigators say there are inconsistencies in graswald's story. won't say what evidence they had to arrest her. in the days after the accident, she changed her facebook photo to this pose. posting this pic of herself kayaking with the caption, if only i could have paddled harder. uploading this seemingly
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lighthearted video of her returning to the place where she met viafore. >> what a beautiful day. driving at the cornwall yacht club. yes. >> reporter: her attorney saying she's latvian, this is all a cultural misunderstanding. >> she comes from a society where weakness, whether in the form of sorrow, grief, fear is frowned upon. >> reporter: police have not released a motive but her lawyer says she would not benefit financially from his death. >> absolutely not. he did have a life insurance policy. she was not named as the beneficiary. she knew that. >> for "good morning america" tom llamas abc news new york. >> thank you to tom for that. we turn to a train tragedy in washington state. where a 17-year-old girl was killed while walking on the tracks with two friends. they jumped to safety. she couldn't make it. the sheriff's office now investigating. abc's gio benitez has the story. >> reporter: this morning, friends and family of kristi
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bartz are mourning a life lost too soon. >> always outgoing. superloving. wanted to help everyone. >> reporter: the 17-year-old struck and killed by a freight train saturday on this train trestle north of seattle. police say she and two friends were walking along the tracks when the train approached. >> i hear a train whistle. i look up. i can see them running from the middle of the bridge. and i can see a train coming around the corner at them. >> reporter: its crew stopping to perform cpr. it was too late. the high school senior's death, just the latest deadly encounter on the tracks. >> i just hit kids on a bridge. train emergency on the bridge, over. >> reporter: in november, 21-year-old victoria bridges was hospitalized after a run-in with a train in lynchburg, virginia. her friend, jonathan, killed instantly after being hit. this video showing the crew of the film "midnight rider" racing to get away from an approaching freight train.
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on this georgia trestle. camera assistant sara jones killed in the collision. six others injured. these two women in virginia were luckier. this video capturing the dramatic moments last july as they tried outrunning a freight train on an indiana trestle before finally lying down in the middle of the track. the train rolling right over them. both escaping with their lives. for "good morning america," gio benitez, abc news, new york. >> stay off those tracks. crazy. let's go back to rob for the weather. >> good morning, george. the cold air, that's been a big part of this system, especially to the north. it helped invigorate the storms to the south. this picture out of denver, four inches of snowfall in town. much higher in the mountains. and in nebraska over a foot in parts of south dakota. blizzard conditions there. these are actual temperatures. not wind chills. well below average. this cold front moves off to the east. bringing with it some severe weather.
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>> only, i am plan machine. it will be breezy today. more sunshine as we head through the afternoon and 54 at the coast to 76 inland. temperatures are well below average again. look at my seven-day forecast, especially thursday, friday, and saturday. a chan >> this weather cast brought to you by samsung. george, back to you. >> thank you, rob. coming up, check out the video of tourists running for safety in yellowstone. a warning out. this was a much closer call than they realized. in the blink of an eye. how a mother's cell phone picture caught a silent killer and saved her 2-year-old's life. come on back. ught a silent killer and saved her 2-year-old's life. come on back. r feel like? ♪ with our highest pixel density display ever your world will be more vivid than ever.
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but it doesn't always. here's matt gutman with what you need to know to stay safe. >> reporter: this morning, a warning at one of the country's most popular national parks. >> keep running! >> reporter: watch as this black bear and her three cubs appear in the middle of a bridge. at yellowstone national park last week. >> go, go, go! >> reporter: the bears appearing to be following tourists. sending them running. the stunned visitors hiding behind car doors, waiting for the bears to take off in the opposite direction. and it's not just parks. across the country, in connecticut two days early. >> granby 911. where's your emergency? >> a black bear has me cornered here. >> reporter: it seems like they're everywhere. lurking in driveways and even in pools. captured on tape just feet way from terrified homeowners. >> these bears do wake up with warmer weather. they're thirsty. hungry. this is their time of year. >> reporter: i recently visited with doug, creator of a
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vital ground foundation that protects bears and their habitat. he showed us techniques that might help. someone in a deadly encounter with a dangerous bear. if you don't have much time to calculate, do you run, do you stand still? try to make yourself large? make a lot of noise? >> you would never run. >> reporter: never run. >> absolutely never run under any conditions. you would talk in monotones, i'm all right. i'm all right. you're all right. there's nothing wrong here. >> reporter: back in yellowstone, there's no more dangerous place than between a mother and her cubs. authorities urged tourists to always use caution and distance when this close to wildlife. for "good morning america," matt gutman, abc news, los angeles. >> gotta remember that. i'm all right. you're all right. >> yeah, no problem. >> i'm running. coming up, death-defying stunts. a daredevil on the ledge. 43 stories high. you will never believe what he does next.
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le let's get over to amy now, social square with "the speed feed." >> check out this death-defying video. from a russian stuntman. it's trending big time on youtube right now. take a look. this daredevil clearly has a different idea of what a working vacation is than most of us. he's sitting on the 43rd floor of this hotel in dubai. take a look at what he does next. he leaps from pillar to pillar, hundreds of feet in the air. all while holding a camera to capture the moment. you can hear the wind. then if that wasn't enough, how about a somersault with a selfie stick. then he does a back flip. i mean, it's hard to watch. oh, my gosh! he says he feels like a bird in the air. he admits one false move could lead to disaster. here's a news flash. you're not a bird. you don't have wings.
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but you know what? amazing to watch. so far, so good. >> no, way, man. no way. no way. >> we can't show ginger that. because you know, she loves the extreme -- types of things. >> no, thanks. >> you're not going to believe what ginger is about to get into. >> look at that. >> we'll take you inside all the action. a place few of us have ever seen. >> none of us. >> no, no, no, no, no, no. look at that. i follow her on instagram, too, jesse. >> the pictures are incredible. >> don't miss the breathtaking adventure. incredible. >> don't miss the breath-taking ed aadventure adventure.
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you are greater than your allergies. good monday morning. i'm eric thomas. let's take a look at the bay area forecast. mike? good morning everybody. let's take a look at the wends. they set the stage for what's going to happen most of the week. up to 20 miles an hour. they continue to allow those clouds to climb over our neighborhood. by noon, they will be back at the coast and we'll have high clouds and sunshine and 6 0s0s and 70s. our best chance of measurable rain. it will linger through friday and saturday. leyla? we are starting off with a look at the san mateo bridge.
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we are back to normal as it were if your traveling in a westbound direction, heading up to the high rise and the peninsula. southbound side of 101 as we come up to university avenue. take a look at this out of redwood city into east palo alto
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♪ wake me up when it's all over ♪ good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. and prince harry unplugged. opening up about wanting to get married. sharing the stress of royal life. and having kids right now. his very personal interview this morning. ♪ safe and sound ♪ silent killer caught. how a cell phone picture snapped by a mom saved her 2-year-old's life. her gut feeling something was wrong. doctors say she was just in time. ♪ baby you're a firework ♪ george clooney opens up about love and marriage. why he says life with amal has changed everything. ♪ this is gonna be the best day of my life ♪ and are you ready for this? the "gma" extreme cameras are rolling in incredible places you have never seen before.
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hidden world seen from drones n one of the most remote places on the planet. 20 million of these crazy looking creatures swarming from every direction. it's all ahead as we say -- >> good morning, america. welcome to palau. [ cheers and applause ] a great crowd joining us here in times square on this monday morning. and we are starting an epic week. look at where ginger is. >> how do i get that job? >> i'm with you there, jesse. >> oh, don't worry. you'll get it. >> it takes planes, boats, one long trek to get there to this morning's stunning expedition. >> look at the drone footage of ginger's wild ride. all to get to a breathtaking location. it turns out. it's a surprising freak of nature. a hidden world like you have never seen. >> oh. >> her description of it is just unbelievable. looking forward to that. we have a dramatic weight
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loss photo, multiple photos, actually, like you have never seen. this is beth. you're looking at her before and after in the same photo. 150 pounds. two years in the making. and just so inspiring. >> really is. and you're going to share a photo with us that saved a young boy's life. >> they say a photo is worth 1,000 words. here's a great story about how a photo potentially saved a young boy's life. it's an unbelievable story. >> thank you, jesse. let's go to amy with the morning rundown. authorities in texas saying ten people are unaccounted for this morning after a reported tornado ripped through the small city of van, east of dallas. search dogs will be combing through the debris today. in one home, a family of eight survived by hiding in a bathroom while their home was reduced to splinters. two people also killed when heavy winds hit their mobile home in arkansas. iowa, a reported tornado ripped the roof off this school. everyone rushed into the basement in time, thankfully. the storms triggered flash flooding. several people had to be rescued
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by national guard helicopters in texas. rob will have more many his forecast shortly. also breaking right now. the defense in the boston bombing trial has rested its case with a new revelation. anti-death penalty activist says she recently met with dzhokhar tsarnaev and he expressed telling her no one deserves to suffer like they did. closing argumenting could begin tomorrow. head of president obama's arab summit this week. the new king says he will not be attending the meeting citing a scheduling conflict. about concerns with the pending deal with iran. some candid comment from prince harry revealing he wants to start a family.
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>> reporter: this morning, a very personal interview. prince harry told sky news he's ready to share his life with that special someone. >> it would be great to have someone else next to me to share the pressure. but, you know, time will come. whatever happens, happens, i guess. >> reporter: he said he's looking forward to having family of his own. >> of course, i would love to have kids right now. but there's a process. that one has to go through. >> reporter: many women from down under tried to fill the royal ring with a proposal. and a kiss. and another woman who promised she wouldn't kiss him. uncle harry proudly accepting gifts for his new niece. princess charlotte. >> i'm so looking forward to seeing her, meeting her, holding her. >> reporter: overnight, little ones from new zealand quizzed the prince on his life as a royal. >> do you live in a castle? >> sadly not. i don't own a crown either. >> reporter: the 30 year-old fifth in line touring australia, now new zealand with great fanfare, after doing a month in australia with the military. looking very much his mother's son, prince harry showing the world why he's the people's prince of hearts. for "good morning america,"
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reena ninan, abc news, london. new this morning. picture this. an all-expense paid vacation courtesy of the best boss ever. a chinese billionaire took all 6400 of his workers to france. they then formed the biggest ever human chain on a street in the riviera. the trip marked the company's anniversary and cost $37 million. 4700 hotel rooms they took up. and finally, trending up this morning. one wild boar went hog wild for some big bargains at the mall. shoppers in hong kong couldn't believe their eyes when hay saw a wild boar punch through the ceiling of this clothing store. ending up on top of a display case. you hear the oohs and ahs. she was so fierce in her hunt for a bargain, she held off police for four hours until she finally came down. when she did, she bit a mannequin and then got trapped in a changing room.
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oh, my goodness. it all ended okay. for this little girl. she was tranquilized. sent to an animal rehab center. she's okay. can you imagine? you're shopping, hello, there's a wild boar punching through the ceiling. >> only in hong kong. >> but i love how you said animal rehab. >> yes. just to distinguish. >> people get angry when you can't find the right sale. >> it's true. >> you bite a mannequin. whatever. >> whatever it takes. >> that poor boar looks scared to death. "pop news" and weather coming up. let's go to lara in the social square. >> thank you, george. how one mom's cell phone photo saved her 2-year-old's life. a shocking discovery she made just in time. and george clooney is opening up about life with amal. why he says their marriage changed everything. and then our ginger zee, plunging into a hidden world. close encounters of the most incredible kind. our "gma" cameras are rolling. all of that coming up.
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we're back now for a "gma heat index." today's hot button -- [ bell rings ] there it is. one mom's shocking, life-saving discovery. she snapped a photo of her son. on her cell phone. didn't look quite right. what she found saved her son. >> when julie fitzgerald took a snapshot of her son, avery, with her phone, she had no idea what the photo would reveal. something in his eye caught her eye. she knew there was a serious problem. playing with his older brothers, 2-year-old avery looks like the
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picture of health. but it was an actual picture that would reveal he was battling a silent killer. >> my world completely shattered. it literally changed in the blink of an eye. >> reporter: it all started when julie and patrick fitzgerald started noticing unusual spots on avery's eye. >> i had this gut feeling in my stomach that something was wrong with his eye. >> reporter: still, she brushed off that queasy feeling until she stumbled upon a story on facebook. how a white glow in photos could signal bigger problems. so she snapped this photo of avery on her cell phone and lo and behold, it revealed the telltale white glow in his left eye. >> you need to see the doctor right away. it may be retinoblastoma. if you miss that sign, it may be fatal. >> reporter: they acted immediately. taking him to the doctor and within days of taking that photo, their suspicions were confirmed. he had tumors covering 75% of his eye. though the toddler's eye had to
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be removed, doctors say it was caught just in time. >> if we did not get this eye out, the cancer would spread to his brain. >> reporter: this is not the first life saving snapshot. just last month, another mom in arizona took action after seeing the very same glow in her infant daughter's eye. as for avery, he's now cancer-free. thanks to a mother's intuition. >> our lives went from normal to cancer. to a cancer survivor. it turned out to be our worst nightmare. but, it saved our son's life. >> you're okay. >> the fitzgeralds are not completely out of the woods just yet. they still have to hear if avery will have to undergo chemotherapy. but they remain optimistic that avery will have a full and complete remission. dr. besser says this type of cancer is very rare and usually presents its before the age of 3. parents, you have to look for signs of the vision problems.
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>> like you said a mother's intuition. >> way to go, avery, for being so strong. next up on the heat index, one woman's dramatic weight loss inspiring many. her transformation taken to the next level. captured in these before and after photos sweeping the globe. mara schiavocampo has her story. >> reporter: from the man on the moon, to the sound of music, at first glance, these playful portraits seem to show two different women re-creating moments in elaborate costumes. take a closer look. they're the same person. beth beard, flaunting her 155-pound weight loss. >> this has the potential of being drastically life interesting. before and after shots in a different way. >> reporter: beth, enlisting her friend, blake, to document her dramatic slimdown. he's the one who came up with the concept. before they knew it, the beth project was going viral. >> what was going to be a few portraits of beth, i ended up blowing it up into this photo
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essay, showing different sides of her. >> reporter: she says her incredible transformation began three years ago when she had gastric bypass surgery. but gastric bypass alone is not a magic cure. >> it's not for the feint of heart. sometimes when people are so morbidly obese, they have a tough relationship with food. they have to be ready to confront that. >> reporter: beth says she's done just that. tailoring a diet to her specific needs. >> if i want to have a hamburger, i'll order a hamburger. but i'll cut it in half. i'll only eat half. i'll take half home. probably not eat the bread. probably the biggest thing, psychologically is um, not being afraid to leave food on my plate. now i just order smaller portions. >> reporter: if gastric bypass is something you're considering, beth and experts say educating yourself is a must. >> nobody should do it without fully understanding what it means and having both eyes open. >> you have to confront yourself and say, okay, how did i end up this way?
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what are the steps i'm going to take to change this physical self and love me? >> reporter: for "good morning america," mara schiavocampo, abc news, new york. >> she has good information there. a creative concept with the photos. >> i loved it. all right, got some "pop news" there for us, lara? >> i do. george and amal clooney trending big. following the star studded premier of "tomorrow land." the couple making quite a splash on the red carpet for disneyland for his upcoming movie. asked about married life, the two-time oscar winner gave an answer worthy of a fairytale. of life with amal, clooney said he wasn't always optimistic about how it would work out. now he is. "tomorrowland" hits theaters on the 22nd. george is live with us. on thursday. >> whoo-hoo! we love it when he stops by. >> marriage changed his life. >> it agrees with him. >> certainly seems to. he seems very happy. looking forward to having you,
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mr. clooney. also in "pop news." "downton abbey" fans. listen up. the dowager countess is losing her cottage. he's called it home for all five seasons. making the majestic manor a pop culture destination for fans of the pbs show. now you can own the former royal hunting lodge, built in 1686 for 4 million pounds, that's about $6 million american. for that, you get eight bedrooms, four reception rooms. heavy timber staircase. several fireplaces that hark back to the original manor that was built in the seventh century. >> wow. >> wow. >> the current owner, who is a businesswoman, a very smart businesswoman, i might add, says that now that the show is coming to an end, it's the right time to sell. i would say so. >> cha ching, cha ching, cha ching. >> she bought it years ago for about 1 million pounds. a nice markup.
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a lot of people who love it. i'm sure it will sell right way. singer/songwriter ed sheeran giving his fans a very special mother's day gift, releasing the music video for his new single, "photograph." take a look. ♪ i don't know if you have heard this song yet. it's beautiful. a real peek into his childhood from toddler to teen to global superstar. racking up 1.6 million views so far since being posted on saturday. no wonder he's a multiplatinum lyricist with lines like this -- where our eyes are never closing, hearts are never broken, and times forever frozen still. as in a beautiful photograph. and then finally, guys, if you're struggling to get out of bed on this monday morning, please know that you're not alone. we feel you. so do these little guys. take a look. they don't want to get out of their p.j.s either. this is an instagram account. called pups in pajamas.
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because we need it. sure to cure your monday blues. a little eye candy for you. that, everybody is "pop news." >> let's have a couple more. >> yeah, why not, george? >> underrated, p.j.s. totally. little puppies. >> just right. >> you have to laugh right now. now to the weather. >> good morning, again, guys. we're looking at the threat for severe weather. off to the east. and, from the gulf of mexico across the mississippi river valley and north towards the great lakes, that's where the severe weather will be today. less likelihood of tornadoes. but it's a possibility. we'll see damaging winds and hail. no doubt about that. what is left of ana swirling off the coastline. that allows for the heat and humidity to build in the northeast. feeling more like july and august. another storm coming into the pacific northwest.
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>> good monday morning i am meteorologist mike nicco with the bay area microclimate front of the a few low clouds, moments of us is high clouds and sunshine and cool breeze continuing this afternoon clearing tonight and cooler than this morning with showers possible later this week. temperatures are ranging in the mid-50s language the coast with a concentration of clouds along the peninsula coast and mainly mid-to-upper 60s around the bay into the south bay and 70s inland. here is my seven-day forecast: thursday looking to be >> more weather from van, texas, >> more weather from van, texas, in the last half hour. george, back to you. >> thank you, rob. we've been showing you bits of this all morning long. now time to kick off the week of adventure. "gma's hidden world" series. >> ginger is taking us to the ends of the earth. she's brought along a drone. to capture it all. this morning, she's diving right in. taking us with her. good morning, ginger. so tell us. where are you? where are you? >> this place is so surreal, you guys. this is palau.
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the iconic arch is natural. inside these islands, so many mysteries unlike anywhere in the world. ♪ majestic. magical. mysterious. a swirling color palette of blue waters teeming with marine life. good morning, america. welcome to palau. a string of over 300 tiny green islands in the north pacific ocean, southeast of the philippines. time stopped when these gorgeous islands took shape at the end of the last ice age. gifting us with one of the most fascinating places on the planet. this tiny island nation is an underwater utopia with the world's first shark sanctuary. clams the weigh up to 800 pounds and my friends here. a 400-pound napoleon.
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we're starting our morning here in palau. going to jelly fish lake. palau is home to a fluke of nature called jelly fish lake. i'm about to find out why. a 45-minute boat ride. now we're going to hike 20 minutes to jelly fish lake. the hike takes us to the other side of these treetops. welcome to jelly fish trail. definitely humid. you can feel it. everything we need, cameras and gear, our crew, and my local guide jake, carried through the woods. not only is he carrying all the gear, but he's doing it without shoes. >> my working shoes. >> reporter: a few more steps and there it is. oh, yeah, we're getting into it now. as we swim out, i spot a few. and then, boom. jelly fish nation. oh, my god. there's so many.
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♪ like floating through a living lava lamp. 20 million swirling globes of golden marshmallow puffs. but get this. the miraculous thing about these jelly fish? they don't sting. >> lack of predators not only has caused them to multiply. but it also caused them to lose their stinging cells. >> reporter: oh, my gosh. so cool. this is unbelievable. it really is. so special. but the truth is, whether you come to palau to snorkel at this sunken ship turned barrier reef,
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scuba dive with the sharks and napoleons, or swim with the jelly fish, just being in this place, witnessing the wonder of nature, will make you feel like a kid again. wow, that was special. that was palau. now i can't wait to show you where we take you next. we're going 1800 nautical miles west. stick around. >> that's on her way to what she's going to show us. that was spectacular. >> that was just a pit stop. life in a lava lamp. i love that. >> to be able to go through the jelly fish and trust. that they're not going to sting. >> amy and i have cheat notes. we should say that while the jelly fish are not totally stingless, they retain some stinging cells. scientists advise you not to kiss them, by the way. >> thank you for that. that would have been my first instinct. >> ginger, we love you. thank you. bring us more. she will. tomorrow she heads deep into the jungle. this is one of the world's most beautiful natural wonders. it's been hidden for millions of years. until recently. our drone cameras captured every
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step. >> you do not want to miss this. ginger is not the only one traveling. amy, you traveled over the weekend. not quite as far. you went back to your alma mater, university of georgia, and gave the commencement address. let's take a listen to what you had to say. >> you should say yes as much as possible. say yes to the scary stuff. the seemingly menial stuff. you'll be surprised how that one small, three-letter word will open doors. because opportunities are all around you. some of the stories i'm most proud of to this day only happened because i dropped everything, including vacationing, and said yes. because if you don't say yes, i guarantee you, there is someone out there who will. >> mm. >> put that challenge down. >> i was going to add, at one point, for us older folks, you earn the right to say no. but --
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>> and we know that no is a complete sentence. >> that's one of my favorites. when you're 22, you should say yes. >> that's true. >> which is why ginger is halfway across the world right now. >> she's the youngest among us. >> it had to be great. >> it was really fun. it was so welcoming. it was a really proud moment for me to be back there. back to my roots. >> great. >> go dogs. >> congratulations. charlize theron will be here live in a little bit. n a little bit.
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good morning. i'm eric thomas. if you ride caltran you might have a better chance of getting a seat. they have added an extra car to selected trains. that will add 150 seats and additional standing room to the trains. this comes as caltrain's rider ship has increased for four years in a row. they obtained the extra cars by buying used ones from a transit agency in southern california. here is laila with more on the commute. a new problem closer to marsh road. it sounds like a blown-out water line has caused a two-feet deep hole e this is on the shoulder. we have crews there. southbound traffic, a couple accidents as you approach university avenue. a car fire here.
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time ♪ ♪ i started flyin' ♪ ♪ both feet off of the ground ♪ ♪ head in the sky ♪ ♪ eyes open wide ♪ ♪ happy to look around ♪ good morning. a cool cool mother's day. cooler conditions today. 28 in fairfield. temperatures off our morning lows but still stuck in the ploe to mid-50s for the most part baugs of the clouds getting
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thicker up until about 9:00. i think that will be the case and they will start to retreat back to the coast. 58 dropping down to [ cheers and applause ] big crowd out here in times square this monday morning. a lot coming up this half hour including charlize theron. she's here live talking about "mad max fury road" a brand-new action thriller. >> so psych to see and tlenhen reese witherspoon revealing her new project. get ready to track your life america. the secret to never losing anything ever again. i will be paying attention closely. but first, back signed to robin. >> yes it is. just sitting here chatting
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charlize theron is here kicking you know whats and taking names. she more than holds her own and then some against tom hardy in the title role. we're excited to have you back. it's chilly. >> what are you guys keeping in here? >> we're hanging meat in the back? all-purpose there. >> that's why you all look so gorgeous. >> because we're so frozen in time. really enjoyed the film. i was telling you, watched it with a budge of friends, piled up on my bed watching the screener. we saw you, the hair -- and or lack thereof. i understand it was your idea to do that. >> i was having a hard time figuring out now melt into this world, of mechanics with all the boys and not stick out like a sore thumb. after three years of trying to get this movie going, i just went okay i have to shave my head. >> it made ate lot easier. >> it was so much more than
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that. how you play her, the character. is so authentic. and it's an anti-hero. not the little girl in the back ground if the action flick. and the director george miller you said he was going to deliver this and this is why you wanted to be a part of it? >> yeah. you know you hear it. it's a common kind of story, it's some hat repetitive. we're going to create a female character that will stand along the man. >> a strong woman. >> it never quite pans out that way. you're always somewhere in the back of the frame in a push-up bra while he's doing everything. there was something about george i believed. he didn't let me down. >> you're really on equal footing with mad max. >> yeah yeah. >> you know? >> they're similar warriors. very rogue. they like to kind of survive on their own and they don't really like partners. and they want to just do it on
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their own. um and they've kind of lost all their social graces. they're kind of gruff. there's no -- >> i like how you put that. >> they have a lot of rough edges around them. i feel like guys always get to play those kinds of characters. it was nice to be a girl next to a guy playing that as well. >> it was equal footing. your character is really vengeance. is really what fuels her. >> what drives her. she's been hurt. she carries a lot of pain. she has a real need to go and find some herself. she drives the story through all of that pain and, and need for vengeance. >> she's broken the. you want to see a clip people? see how she does it with the boys? all right, down in back. let's take a look. >> 3,000 gallons of gasoline
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just like you asked. i'm gonna unhitch the pot. >> you said a few vehicles in pursuit maybe. we count three war parties. >> yeah well i got unlucky. >> i like you you got the walk and everything. in is the real mark that everybody in the studio stops. they look at the monitors to see the clip. huh? that's the real test right there. >> is that? what do you put this the coffee in here? everybody is really happy. i love it. i know you're not just doing this for me. >> we do appreciate when you come here. >> oh you're very sweet. >> you do a whole, are you going to do comedy again? >> i had such a blast working with seth macfarlane in a million ways to die in the west. that movie was such a gift.
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i'm not the go-to. like if it's the kind of movie you want to take ten prozacs, percocets, i'm your girl. i'm not the one to go to. it was nice when somebody thinks of me for them. when it's something specific like i get the sense of humor and can bring something. i loved working on that film with him. >> and the after parties are a lot more fun. >> my friends to enjoy them a lot more. they tend to come to them more often. other ones they're like i'm sorry, i can't get a baby sirte tonight. interesting. >> but this up with really is. i said i don't normally go for these types of flicks. but there is something about not just you but the entire cast that really -- um -- people will enjoy it. >> thank you. >> and it's part of the series. it has the cult following. >> i feel like people that loved the movies from the '70s and '80s will appreciate it.
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for the new generation they won't be lost. it really is a stand-alone movie. >> did you have a good mother's day? >> i did, i did. >> did you? >> well i'm a -- i'm a mother figure. >> you can still have a good mer's day. >> i had a great mother's day. >> i have great father's days. it's okay. >> what is in your coffee? you're going along with us. >> i don't know. a very nice gentleman gave it to me. >> thank you, charlize. we love how happy you are. i'm going leave it at that. we love that you're so happy and in a good place. >> thank you, thank you. >> you're very welcome. "mad max fury road" opens nationwide this friday. new apps that could make sure you never lose your keys again. high-tech trackers. becky worley put them to the test. ♪ yahoo! ♪ >> reporter: how often -- is your morning -- where are they -- wrecked by this?
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has anybody seen my keys? technology to the rescue. welling maybe. is there thanks to these babies we don't have to remember where we left stuff. >> reporter: in our how-to tech series david pog rks e has looked at six of the new track tracking vices thattrack tracking devices that pair with an app to hel you track things. did you put one of these on your cat? >> no. >> reporter: it's not for finding felines. what are they for? >> tiny coin-sized bluetooth trackers. on your keerks luggage, purse, coat. something you misplace a lot. >> reporter: the devices chirp to alert you to their location. david's instructed our production team to hide my purse, keys waultd around the house. all with trackers attached. i'm going to fire up the tile app. i hear them. a-ha. bingo. >> most of them go for six
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months to a year without changing the bat rir. they're about 25 bucks. >> reporter: ta-da. there are visual aids too. >> most of them have the radar. the app on your phone shows a graph that grows as you get closer. it's like warmer warmer. >> reporter: oh. now it says i'm right on top of it. ta-da. found it. david's top picks with the pro-tag duet and the tracker bravo. he feels they need >> from the instructions to the design to the software there's a roughness to them. >> reporter: but the investment may be worth it for losers like me. >> that likes like it may work. george here in van, texas, the clouds are still here. it's not raining as hard as it was last night, thankfully. we do have the potential for flooding across arkansas.
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and southern parts of missouri today. that's where you watches are. heavy rain potentially over south texas. meanwhile, baig warmup is in store for the north. look at the numbers. ana unleashing humidity as well. it will feel more like july and august. pacific northwest, >> only, i am plan machine. it will be breezy today. more sunshine as we head through the afternoon and 54 at the coast to 76 inland. temperatures are well below average again. look at my seven-day forecast, especially thursday, friday, and satu >> this weather cast brought to you by fire hd engineered by amazon. george back to you. coming up reese witherspoon, say that three times fast. has a brand-new project inspired by hur southern roots.
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we're back now with the latest on reese witherspoon. she gave her mom a special mother's day surprise on "saturday night live" this weekend, coming clean about a long-held secret. take a look. >> okay this is bad, you guys. but mom, i'm really sorry that that one time in high school i
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said i was sleep over at ashleys. instead, i checked into a hotel with my boyfriend. i felt so guilty i left and went back to ashley's house. >> okay well now you know reese's mom. she forgave her. the oscar win sir opening up about a new venture inspired by her family and southern roots. paula faris has the details. >> reporter: she's an award-winning actress. style icon. savvy sbrerpentrepreneur and businesswoman. >> i think this might be really cute on you. >> reporter: now, reese witherspoon is bringing this style to her new company, draper james. >> we have mint julep cups. >> i think this is special. and i love lace. >> reporter: is every piece reese-approved? >> yes. i mean so many times, too, i've gone through so many things over and over again. so there's a lot of care and love many this project.
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i don't get involved unless i am touching everything and seeing. it's my family name. draper james is my grand mother's name and grandfather's name put together. >> reporter: how long has this been in the works? >> i've been working on it for three years. it's been so much fun. >> reporter: grapedraper james, witter spoon is joining the celebrities like jessica alba and blake lively. what are some of the favorite desteins? >> the handbags by southern girl. >> reporter: another >> stationery and notes. i've been obsessed since i was a little girl. something about southern girms and monogram if it's not moving it's
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monogrammed. >> reporter: i'll thank you for for teaching me how the get my southern on. >> y'all. plural or singular. how are all y'all doing? >> that's hard to say. 70% of draper james products are manufactured in the u.s. >> i love this dress. >> reporter: and the goal is to bring that number to 100. this fall, the company will open a retail store in nashville. you're the perfect southern pitch woman. >> i'm sort of the ambassador. >> reporter: you are. >> i love it. any time i come back to any southern city i get met with hugs. not a hand shake. >> reporter: do we get a hug? >>. >> always a hug. >> reporter: for "good morning america," paula faris, abc news new orleans. have she's so cute. great style. coming up here
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oscar-winning actress mo'nique is opening up about family
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oscar-winning actress mo'nique is returning to the big screen in the independent film black bird. who plays a mother whose daughter has been missing for years. and whose son is coming to terms with his sexual identity. both mo'nique and james walker are getting krit al acclaim. >> good morning, miss amy. >> there is so much power in this film. so much of it comes from you.
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i want to get to the clip. you have just discovered your son, randy, with another young man and you blame his actions for the disappearance of your daughter. let's take a look. >> so now we know. now we know why we're being punished. chrissy is the price we pay for your sin and your weakness. randy, how could you? how could you be so self-snish and you know the lord is watching us. you know we're being tested. but so what so what. you still indull nj your depravity. before body to you is shamed us. >> you have never shied away from controversy roels. and wow. >> wow. >> i wasn't kidding about the pow nor that. you tweeted that this film could start a different conversation in the church. >> yes, yes. >> tell me what you hope. >> with claire russo, she's so grounded in her faith. she believes everything in the book called the bible.
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everything they say in that pulpit. we're hoping for our church families they go out to this movie and watch it and often times, amy, it's hard to see yourself until you see it in someone else. so what we're asking is everyone go out and support it. but come sunday, close the bible up and have a different kind of conversation. because one thing about this movie, they say it in the movie. god is love. lost to but there's no but after that. >> you said the moment you saw this script you wanted to do this movie. you see this mother. is that hard for you to do? >> to play claire russo, it's not hard. you want to play her honest. i don't thingk she's a horrible mother. she's been conditioned to believe one way. so when cow see people like that they're not bad people. because you see moments in the movie where she really loves her baby. >> i know that having a social
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impact is a huge part of you choose quhatwhat you do. >> how damaging is it that we would make someone hide based off what we believe it to be? i really believe right now it's just the gay turn. just the gay turn. at one point it was the black and white turn. and then we turn the corner. we're hoping maybe 0 years from now, when our 9-year-old babies and my 11-year-old son are adults they'll be able to look back and say, how foolish was that? >> and speaking of changing times, and the changing landscape. >> yes. >> television. you got shows like blackish on. being really honest. about things that people didn't talk about before. have you watched the show? are you a fan? >> i'm a fan of anthony? of tracy. i have 9-year-old baby amy. and 11. if it's not spongebob, regular show. i don't know about it. >> people still call you miss parker? >> listen i will be miss parker
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until the day i take my -- i can be anywhere in the world. anywhere in the world. i was in switzerland. okay. switzerland. and a little short white old man said, hey, plisz parker. i said baby you're not going to tell me miss parker wasn't loved all around the world. spl she always will be.
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lk. e the two georges. this week. on "gma," baby. also tomorrow we have the stars from "impyre" performing live. and guess where ginger will be tomorrow? it will be spectacular.
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good morning. i'm kristin ze. our meteorologist, mike nicco has our forecast today. how does it look? check it out. it is cloudy in a lot of areas. look at that breeze. chilly, with temperatures well below average. my entire seven-day forecast, mid to upper 50s along the coast. 60, san francisco. 60s around the bay. south bay, a few 70s inland, north bay and east bay. if you are going to the game, bundle up. 58 dropping down to 53. tonight will be in the low to mid-40s with a partly cloudy sky. check out thursday. a chance of measurable rain. scattered showers friday and saturday. leyla? travels on the san mateo bridge are pretty delightful. we are back to normal. we have a serious accident involving a motorcycle northbound side of highway 101 as you approach university avenue. as you continue closer to march that's where we have a sinkhole
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because of a blown-out water announcer: it's "live! with kelly & michael." today, from the new film, "mad max: fury road," charlize theron. and award-winning journalist and author tom brockaw. plus, the co-hosts challenge the 2015 mathcounts winner to a high stakes game of numbers. all next on "live." [captioning made possible by disney-abc domestic television] now, your emmy award-winning hosts, kelly ripa and michael strahan! [cheers and applause] ♪

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