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good morning, america. and breaking overnight, senator john mccain diagnosed with brain cancer. the beloved war hero now in the fight of his life. how doctors discovered the tumor. and the incredibly powerful statement from his daughter saying her dad has cancer, but it won't make him surrender. president trump's explosive new interview, lashing out at his own team, america's top law enforcement officials. he now says making jeff sessions attorney general was a mistake. >> if he was going to recuse himself he should have told me before he took the job and i would have picked somebody else. trump also calls fired fbi director james comey a liar and issues a threat to the special counsel in charge of the russia investigation. state of emergency. more than 40 wildfires raging out west. new evacuations overnight as the flames close in on yosemite national park. more than 2,000 firefighters
battling the blaze and the new excessive heat warnings in the east. and decision day. o.j. simpson hours away from learning his fate. will the former football star soon walk free after nine years behind bars? ron goldman's father fred and sister kim are here live in an abc news exclusive. and we do say good morning, america. a lot of news to get to this thursday morning and so many well wishes going out to john mccain and we add ours. >> yeah, what a giant john mccain has been. the man at the center of american life for more than 50 years, prisoner of war in vietnam, republican candidate for president, elder statesman of senate. he had been experiencing double vision. difficult moments he had at the james comey hearing but they and that's when they bove his
discovered the brain tumor. >> overnight his wife, cindy mccain, posting this photo thanking people for their thoughts saying he is the toughest person i know. he is my hero. i love him with all my heart. our congressional correspondent mary bruce has the latest and joins us from capitol hill. good morning, mary. >> reporter: good morning, robin. a lot of heavy hearts here this morning. john mccain is known in these halls as a fierce fighter. he's tough and this morning, he's in the midst of a hard fight once again. this morning, a giant of the senate is battling brain cancer. senator john mccain is recovering at home in arizona. after having surgery last friday to remove a blood clot above his left eye. further tests, his doctors say, revealed a tumor which was removed. his office says the senator and his family are currently reviewing treatment options including radiation and chemotherapy. his daughter meghan posting an emotional tribute online reading, the one of us who is most confident and calm is my father. he is the toughest person i know. the cruelest enemy could not
break him. the aggressions of political life could not bend him. cancer may afflict him in many ways but it will not make him surrender. nothing ever has. the 80-year-old senator and former republican presidential nominee is a fighter and an american hero. as a young man he spent 5 1/2 years as a prisoner of war in vietnam enduring cruel treatment and harsh conditions. in recent years he's overcome melanoma. and politically -- >> does that set your hair on fire? >> reporter: -- he's never been known to shy away from a fight. >> maybe we ought to put a little perspective on this in our hysteria. >> reporter: just last week he took to the floor and delivered a blunt speech about health care. >> this is disgraceful. what i'm asking for is simple. if we're going to stay here to work, then let's get some work done. >> reporter: late last night his close friend lindsey graham told reporters mccain says he's been through worse. >> god knows how this ends, not me, but i do know this, this disease has never had any more worthy opponent.
>> reporter: this morning, an outpouring of support and encouragement. former president obama tweeting cancer doesn't know what it's up against. give it hell, john. and from president trump, his thoughts and prayers and these words. senator john mccain has always been a fighter. get well soon. now, no word yet on when mccain may be returning to washington but we're told he's in good spirits, and george, when i've seen him recently, he seemed like his usual self, joking with us reporters and giving us plenty of grief. and you can't overstate how beloved john mccain is on both sides of the aisle. thoughts and prayers of this whole building are with him this morning. george. >> seeing it and feeling it, mary bruce, thanks very much. we're joined by senator mccain's colleague, the junior senator from arizona, jeff flake. senator flake, thanks for joining us. i know you called him. tell us what he said, how he's doing. >> i called him before we heard of the diagnosis and spoke to him for several minutes about what was going on on capitol hill and what he was missing about health care and what
arizona needed in that regard and only at the end of the conversation i asked him how he was feeling today and he said, i'm feeling fine but i might have some chemotherapy in my future. and that's how i learned of it, so it was almost in passing about his diagnosis, so he's optimistic, obviously, he's john mccain. that's what we'd expect. >> boy, that sure does sound like john mccain. i know you first went to the senate as an intern back in 1987 and you've never known a senate without john mccain. >> that's right. it's hard to imagine a senate without john mccain. he is obviously the elder statesman. he is a steadying force, one who stands for the institution and bipartisanship and i cannot overstate what an impact he has in the senate. >> any sense at all of when he might be able to come back? >> we don't know. i understand that he's discussing that with the doctors, treatment regimen, and his family obviously. we need him back here.
he wants to be back here. we're going to be doing the national defense authorization act, that's his bill. we always do that because he insists that we always do that and it's a good thing. >> senator flake, please pass along our best wishes when you speak with him. >> will do. thank you. >> senator jeff flake. and george, now we're going to be joined by dr. david reardon. he is the clinical director of neuro-oncology, one of the doctors who treated senator ted kennedy for the same type of cancer. dr. reardon, thank you very much for your time this morning. i know your thoughts as everyone, the nation, the world is with john mccain right now, and just tell us from what you know how serious his condition is. >> well, good morning. senator mccain has a diagnosis called glioblastoma, which is the most common type of cancer that arises in the brain in adult patients. there are approximately 13,000 cases diagnosed in the united states each year. this is a type of cancer that we
do have effective treatments that can help patients for. but, unfortunately, like many aggressive cancers, the durability of that benefit is something we have to continue to work on and try to improve. >> as we said, you are one of the doctors who treated senator ted kennedy and there have been a lot of comparisons between the two. but what is the same and what is different with senator mccain's diagnosis? >> well, this diagnosis has several similar features between the two cases and between all cases, but we know from much research that's been done that there's a lot of variability and difference between each individual case. senator kennedy's case was a very challenging one. these tumors, depending on where they are in the brain and their size, their location relevant to important functional areas of the brain can be even more challenging to treat and, unfortunately, those were circumstances for senator kennedy.
in senator mccain, what we know thus far is that the tumor appears to have been fairly small, fairly superficially located, not in a critical functional area of the brain, and able to undergo an effective surgical resection. >> and so what do you feel will be the potential next steps for senator mccain? >> the gold standard for treatment going forward is to allow patients a few weeks to recover after surgery and then they begin radiation therapy which typically lasts for about six weeks. during that time they take a daily dose of an oral chemotherapy medicine. >> as we know he is quite a fighter and he wants to get back there to washington, d.c. dr. reardon, thank you very much for your time this morning. >> okay, robin, thanks. senator mccain's story one of many major stories coming out of washington today. six months to the day that president trump took office the president saying the gop health care effort isn't dead yet, as the senate republicans are trying to revive their health care bill after meeting with the president yesterday.
he told them to stay in washington until it was done. and senate gop leader mitch mcconnell sticking by his decision to hold a vote to repeal obamacare next week despite a damaging report from the congressional budget office which estimates the repeal would increase premiums and cause 32 million americans to lose coverage over the next decade. on the russia investigation, jared kushner now set to meet behind closed doors with the senate intelligence committee on monday. donald trump jr. and paul manafort have been invited to testify to the senate judiciary committee on wednesday. >> that russia investigation clearly weighing on president trump. he took it on, issuing a blunt warning to special counsel mueller in an explosive interview with "the new york times." our senior white house correspondent cecilia vega joins us with all the fallout. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: george, good morning to you. russia very much on the president's mind on the six-month mark. virtually no one off-limits, especially his own attorney general, president trump using this interview to publicly bash jeff sessions.
president trump lashing out in that bombshell interview telling "the new york times" he never would have picked jeff sessions for attorney general if he knew sessions would recuse himself from the russia probe. >> sessions should have never recused himself and if he would, if he was going to recuse himself, he should have told me before he took the job and i would have picked somebody else. >> reporter: it's been more than four months since that surprise recusal announcement. >> therefore, i have recused myself. >> reporter: but the president is still fuming. >> how do you take a job and then recuse yourself? if he would have recused himself before the job i would have said, thanks, jeff, but i'm not going to take you. it's extremely unfair, and that's a mild word to the president. >> reporter: the president also fixating his ire on james comey, the former fbi director fired over the russia probe, saying comey's recent capitol hill testimony was, quote, loaded up with lies. and then this. he accused comey of leveraging an alleged dossier of incriminating information about the president in an attempt to keep his job.
that dossier, which president trump previously called totally made-up facts by sleazebag political operatives, was compiled by a former british spy who supposedly used anonymous sources deep in the kremlin. the president telling "the times," quote, in my opinion, he shared it so that i would think he had it out there. the hits didn't end there. the president calling into question the integrity of the man spearheading the independent investigation into russian election meddling and moscow's possible ties to the trump campaign. president trump saying special counsel robert mueller's office is rife with conflicts of interest and he warned investigators would cross a red line if they looked into trump family finances not tied to russia. i think that's a violation, the president said. look, this is about russia. the president also speaking publicly for the first time about that previously undisclosed conversation with russia's vladimir putin at the g-20 summit saying they only spoke for about 15 minutes. >> actually, it was very interesting.
we talked about adoption, russian adoption, which is interesting because that was a part of a conversation that don had. >> reporter: now one other headline from that interview. you'll remember last month the president's tweet saying he is under investigation for firing the fbi director. well, he now says he doesn't think he's under investigation, george, saying, quote, for what? i didn't do anything wrong. >> one of many headlines there. cecilia, thanks very much. let's talk more with abc's chief legal analyst dan abrams and senior justice correspondent pierre thomas. dan, i want to put up a tweet. a lot of reaction to it. extraordinary interview. preet bharara said in his tweet the president today effectively asked sessions for his resignation, will he resign or insist on being fired? any other attorney general, the resignation would come in. >> i think it likely will in the days and weeks to come. look, regardless of what you think about jeff sessions or james comey or robert mueller, this is stunning.
if you care about law enforcement and the official positions that they hold, this feels like a troubling effort to undermine their independence. you have the president of the united states in one interview attacking directly or indirectly the attorney general, the assistant attorney general, the acting fbi director, the former fbi director and the special counsel. all in a matter of a few paragraphs. that's astonishing. >> and he did it in such a casual way, yet, pierre, you're reporting last night all signs are that the attorney general hunkering down. >> george, last night the justice department declined to comment and early indications are that both sessions and the deputy a.g. plan to keep their heads down and will try to keep working. but make no mistake, top officials were very aware of everything the president said and it creates a tremendous amount of pressure. unusual work environment to say the least. the notion that the president of the united states is criticizing the nation's top law enforcement officials in this manner is so unusual. yes, they're political appointees who serve at the
president's pleasure but the justice department at least in terms of criminal investigations and also national security investigations is supposed to have a degree of independence and autonomy. >> pierre, in that interview not one but two threats, warnings to the special counsel mueller, the first one about going into the president's finances, the second one saying that he knows about a lot more conflicts of interest and may reveal them later. >> well, george, the special counsel declined to comment last night and so far, mueller has largely ignored complaints from president trump. but let me tell you this, sources i'm talking to say the notion that the president is saying that something should not be investigated is likely to increase pressure on mueller to do just that. look into it. >> and, dan abrams, the president in that interview not ruling out firing mueller. >> look, i think within 100 days the president is going to fire robert mueller. he can't fire him himself. >> that would be extraordinary. >> but everything is extraordinary. i mean, the comments we're talking about are extraordinary and while the president can't fire him himself, he can certainly order someone else to
end up firing him from the justice department. these are not the comments that you make when you are expecting this to be a long and difficult investigation. this doesn't mean that the president committed a crime. let me be clear. it's not to say that the president committed a crime and, therefore, he's going to fire robert mueller. i just think this comment he's making are making it clear he's had enough of this investigation. >> one more quick point on this, the person who would have to carry out the firing is the deputy a.g. rod rosenstein who the president criticized as well. >> if he quits or gets fired, you go to the person below him. this is what happened with nixon. >> saturday night massacre. thanks very much. we're going to move on from politics to that state of emergency in california. more than three dozen wildfires raging across the west forcing evacuations just outside of yosemite national park. abc's kenneth moton is on the ground where they're seeing the devastation firsthand at catheys
valley. good morning, kendis. >> reporter: good morning, robin. just a devastating scene here. homes reduced to rubble. so far 30 structures destroyed. property like this car burned out. the good news this morning, no lives lost. this morning that raging wildfire in central california sparking more evacuations. more than 2200 firefighters are working around the clock in mariposa county battling the detwiler fire. the 70 square mile wildfire scorching 48,000 acres and destroying 29 structures. it is showing no signs of slowing down, only 7% contained. the flames just 35 miles away from yosemite. the national park in the middle of its busy tourist season. >> as you can see, the explosive fuel growth, the explosive fire conditions made it difficult for firefighters across. >> reporter: on the ground so much damage already done. for residents an absolute nightmare. >> be safe. >> everybody is scared. you'd never think something like this would happen in your town. >> reporter: nearly 5,000 evacuated from their homes.
>> we were not prepared for this whatsoever. >> reporter: officials say this fire will burn and continue to threaten this area until late august, even september. robin. >> oh, those scenes, all right, kenneth, thanks so much. now to the other top stories, amy. >> good morning, everyone. the pentagon saying u.s. forces in syria are in even greater danger this morning after turkey's state-run media revealed the secret location of u.s. bases in a region of syria controlled by kurdish forces. u.s. support for the kurds has angered turkey which considers them terrorists. well, there is a new study that warns the world has produced so much plastic waste, it could now bury all of manhattan two miles deep. more than 9 billion tons of plastic have been produced since 1950 and less than 10% has been recycled. some shocking video out of florida. a man started shooting at two utility trucks. he was angry, apparently, that the crews from at&t were parked outside his house. look at that. he shot the tires and the engine, thankfully nobody was hurt.
and a 9-year-old new mexico boy made the discovery of a lifetime. jude sparks hiking near his home when he tripped over what he thought was an old cow skull. turns out, it was a 1 million-year-old fossil, an ancestor to an elephant, and now it is in a good place where everyone can see and enjoy in a museum. >> amy, thanks very much. want to go quickly to ginger. boy, that heat is settling in. >> oh, so much so that in nashville a construction worker overtaken by the heat treated. he's okay. but we'll see more of these, 109 the feels like in kansas city. 101, d.c.
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good morning. if you're stepping outside right now, temperatures from about 53 in santa rosa to 65 in brentwood, most of us in the upper 50s. the cloud deck's rather broken, so we'll go from clouds to sunshine on the roads today. looks dry all day. mass transit cool to warm. and if you're on the bay south of the bay bridge is where we have our small craft advisory today. it's going to be a little breezy there. all right, temperatures are going to hold steady today and tomorrow. the heat is still on this weekend with 100s inland, low to mid-80s around the bay, but cool, low to mid-60s at the coast. natasha? >> mike, thank you. coming up, what o.j. simpson's life will be like if he is set free. the latest on his parole hearing, that is next on "gma." we're going to have another abc7 news update in about 30 minutes and always on our news app and
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surgery to remove a blood clot on friday. mccain and his family are now considering treatment options now and we are keeping him in our thoughts and prayers. and as those wildfires burn out west, millions facing a heat wave, advisories, excessive heat warnings in effect for the midwest and northeast as temperatures soar into the 90s, even surpass 100 degrees. >> ginger will have more on that later. but first, today's high-stakes hearing for o.j. simpson, in just a few hours he will face a nevada parole board and will decide today if he can walk free. right now o.j. is still behind bars at the lovelock prison in nevada. you see it there and matt gutman is on the scene. good morning, matt. >> reporter: good morning. it's right through that barbed wire inside that little blue door there that o.j. simpson, his family and victim will sit for that parole board hearing. he will be in his prison blues and you mention those high stakes. it is not a certainty that he will get paroled. denial could mean another three years at this prison. what is a certainty is that millions will be watching. from the trial of the century -- >> the trial of the century. >> courtroom battle of the
century. >> reporter: to the parole hearing of the century. 150 million tuning in to see that verdict. >> orenthal james simpson not guilty of the crime of murder. >> reporter: crowding around tv sets on street corners. now 22 years later, today's parole hearing will be streamed live even watched on iphones with potentially millions watching whether o.j. will get parole. >> i am just sorry that i had to send the state of nevada legal system through all of this. >> reporter: if a majority of the six parole commissioners grant his release inmate 1027820 as he's been known these past nine years could officially be released as early as october 1st. among those set to address the parole board, the victim of that botched robbery back in 2007, bruce fromong. he spoke with inside edition supporting simpson's bid for parole. >> it was the amount of time. he's done his time.
>> reporter: as for how the hall of famer will make a living if released it's believed he could make significant money by signing his autograph on merchandise. and simpson receives an nfl pension of $25,000 a month, money that's protected by federal law, including protection against that $33.5 million judgment awarded to nicole brown and ron goldman's families in a civil suit against simpson in 1997. >> so he gets that $25,000 a month and the goldmans can't get a penny of it. >> reporter: but, the families can go after every other dime that simpson makes and here's how the parole board process is going to go. o.j. will get a chance to answer questions from the parole board and then his victim, bruce fromong will get an opportunity to speak. he tells us he will speak on behalf of simpson, then the board will break off, they're deliberate for probably about half an hour, make a ruling on the spot. now, even if simpson is given
parole he can't walk out of here at least until october 1st, george. >> okay, we'll have live coverage at 1:00 eastern. we're joined now by two members of ron goldman's family, his dad fred and sister kim. thanks for coming in. fred, you know, the consensus seems to be he is going to get parole. i can only imagine how that makes you feel. >> needless to say upset. what's troubling to me is not only him but the whole system gives second chances to violent felons or for that matter anyone in jail. ron doesn't get a second chance. >> and, kim, you've said these last several years with o.j. in prison have been a reprieve. that now may be over. >> yeah, i mean, we lived our life with him walking the streets and sharing the same roads that we did, and with him being locked up in lovelock, it's been a chance for us to kind of reclaim some control over our life and have some semblance of sanity. so i'm preparing myself for that to be changing come october. >> one of the reasons he's likely to get parole because he was never convicted as we know
of the murder even though that civil jury, 12 jurors found him liable. now, that -- the parole board doesn't take that into account but you and your attorneys think they should have. >> absolutely. i think his whole history of violence, ignoring the law, no respect for the law, no remorse for virtually anything he's ever done is an indication of who he is as a person, i don't think there's any reason to think that he's going to be a decent human being in society and i think he's proved otherwise. >> and, kim, you know, you all have chosen to be part of this as well for the last 20 years. you didn't choose it initially for sure and you've gotten some criticism on social media for continuing to pursue the case. what is your response to all that? >> i hope that no one ever has to walk in our shoes but we know that millions of people on a daily basis, on a yearly basis are impacted by trauma and crime and the civil system awarded us a judgment and it is our job to follow the system, to follow the law and to pursue that judgment.
that's his punishment. anybody else would have to do that or would want to do that and i don't see why we should be different. if we don't pursue it, then we've given him another free pass and i don't believe that's the truth. i don't think that's necessary. >> as we heard dan abrams say his pensions are protected but he's likely to earn other money. do you see any chance of getting much of that back? >> i think we'll do the same thing we did for the previous 20 plus years and we'll go after everything that's around there as kim just said. that's a form of punishment. >> a form of punishment but not in your view justice. are you reconciled to the fact the likelihood that you're never going to see the justice you think you deserve, ron deserves? >> probably so. probably never see that. no. never get the justice ron will -- ron never gets to spend his life doing what he wanted to do. we'll never get to share his life. and the killer will walk free
and do whatever he wants. >> he's going to appear before that parole board today. we're going to hear from his victim in this other crime, as well. if you were before that board today, if you were in front of o.j. simpson, what would you want to say to them and to him? >> while i understand that our two cases are not linked, the murder case and what he did in las vegas, i think it's interesting to point out that he stormed a hotel room with goons and guns to steal property. not a lot of people would do that but that was where he went. his propensity is to be violent, to go above and beyond what the law dictates he's supposed to do. our society afforded him his freedom back in '95 when they acquitted him. i want them to be remembered that's his go-to is violence and to not be respectful of the law that gave him his freedom. >> and if o.j. simpson were sitting in front of you like i am right now, what would you say? >> i don't want to have any conversation with him. i think he's beyond any conversation for a reasonable
human being. >> fred goldman, kim goldman, thank you very much. i know you'll be watching today. >> thanks, george. >> thank you. of course, as i said i'll anchor our live coverage at 1:00 eastern. robin. >> okay, george, thank you. coming up, the legal battle over some of madonna's most private items. she says were stolen like that personal letter from tupac. as moms, we send our kids out into the world, full of hope. and we don't want something like meningitis b getting in their way. meningococcal group b disease, or meningitis b, is real. bexsero is a vaccine to help prevent meningitis b in 10 to 25 year olds. even if meningitis b is uncommon, that's not a chance we're willing to take. meningitis b is different from the meningitis most teens were probably vaccinated against when younger. we're getting the word out against meningitis b. our teens are getting bexsero. bexsero should not be given if you had a severe allergic reaction after a previous dose.
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legal battle over some of madonna's most personal items. madonna received a victory in court. a judge halting the sale of a number of her belongings up for auction including that now famous letter from one time boyfriend tupac. amy, you have details. >> yes, the decision actually came after the singer filed an emergency court order. madonna says she was blindsided this month when she found out through the auction that that intimate memorabilia was no longer in her possession. ♪ this morning, madonna is singing a happy tune. a new york judge blocking an auction house from selling some of the material girl's very personal items. granding the pop star a temporary restraining order that forced the auction house to remove 22 of 128 madonna memorabilia items up for sale. among them, personal photos, previously worn underwear and a revealing breakup letter from a very famous ex, the late rap star tupac shakur.
>> both madonna and tupac's privacy is being invaded and at least she can speak up for herself. >> reporter: according to court documents, madonna was shocked to learn through the media tupac's letter was being auctioned since i had no idea that the shakur letter was no longer in my possession. another item up for sale was a hairbrush that still had some strands of the material girl's hair in it. i understand that my dna could be extracted from a piece of my hair. it is outrageous and grossly offensive that my dna could be auctioned for sale to the general public. madonna also notes most of the madonna memorabilia put up for sale were provided by former friend darlene lutz who was a frequent overnight guest. the material girl now claiming lutz betrayed her trust. attorneys for lutz firing back, calling her claims meritless, adding, this is pretext for her personal vendetta against ms. lutz. >> we feel darlene has a right to sell them. turns out she doesn't. >> the judge's ruling is not
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past me. >> how do you race a shark? >> it was challenging. i mean, they're very fast. they're very big. it's honestly like they can move any direction, any given time. and speeds of 25 miles an hour so it was challenging. i mean, the biggest thing for me is open water. being in open water is so different than swimming in a swimming pool and here i was -- in that shot i was fine. i had a seven mill wet suit on. i was nice and warm. the race, the water as a little bit colder. it was like 53 degrees so that's about -- >> that's pretty cold. >> it's like an ice pack, yeah, so that just added another little twist to the equation. >> so you're shaking the shark had a home field advantage. >> of course, of course, he's used to swimming in that kind of water. i'm not. i'm used to swimming in 80 degree. >> did you have special equipment? >> we used a mono fin basically
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. and breaking overnight, until senator mccain diagnosed with brain cancer. now in the fight for his life. how the tumor was discovered. the powerful statement overnight from his daughter and what we're learning now about his condition. president trump's explosive new interview lashing out at his own team, america's top law enforcers, saying his choice of jeff sessions as attorney general was a mistake and his blunt threat to the special counsel in charge of the russia investigation. medical miracle. a little girl drowning in the family pool last year submerged almost 15 minutes, how doctors have reversed her brain damage. she's walking, talking, growing, the story of little eden this morning. ♪ and the greatest of all time versus a great white. michael phelps racing in the open ocean, the most decorated swimmer ever taking on a shark.
the olympian is here live this morning. and he's here to say -- >> good morning, america. and good morning, america. good morning, michael phelps. he is dressed for the heat outside. >> he is. >> he's going to tell us a lot more about racing that great white shark in open water coming up. >> he is fascinated about it. a big fan of shark week. speaking of racing in the water, will and kate gearing up for a big rowing competition after celebrating the queen's birthday last night. all the details last night. >> that was quite a segue. >> can't make it up. right now the top story. until senator mccain's battle with brain cancer was discovered when he underwent surgery for a blood clot above his left eye friday and mary bruce has details from capitol hill. good morning, mary. >> reporter: good morning, george.
john mccain is a giant in these hallways, a beloved elder statesman and fierce fighter and this morning he is in the midst of a tough battle revealing overnight he's been diagnosed with brain cancer. this morning the senator is at home in arizona reviewing treatment options with his family and in a statement his daughter meghan says, cancer may afflict him in many ways but it will not make him surrender. nothing ever has. now, no word yet on when he may return here to washington but we're told he's in good spirits and, robin, i have to say the thoughts and prayers of this whole building are with him this morning. >> we echo those. all right, mary, thank you. now to the other top story, in our morning rundown, president trump's explosive interview with "the new york times," slamming attorney general jeff sessions and other top officials over the russia investigation. our senior white house correspondent cecilia vega has more from washington. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: robin, good morning to you. the president lashing out at his attorney general calling his former fbi director james comey a liar and threatening the special counsel robert mueller. that bombshell interview with "the new york times," the president said he never would have picked jeff sessions for attorney general if he knew sessions would recuse himself from the russia probe.
>> how do you take a job and then recuse yourself? if he would have recused himself before the job, i would have said, thanks, jeff, but i can't, you know, i'm not going to take you. it's extremely unfair and that's a mild word to the president. >> reporter: the hits didn't end there. he said james comey's recent capitol hill testimony was, quote, loaded up with lies and he issued a stern warning to the man leading the independent investigation into russian election meddling saying robert mueller's investigators would cross a line if they looked into trump family finances not tied to russia saying, quote, i think that's a violation. and how is this for timing. jeff sessions is expected to hold a press conference today on cybersecurity. you can bet he will be asked whether he plans to stay on this job or step down in the wake of the president's comment, robin. >> anxious to hear what he has to say. thank you. now, amy with the other stories.
that's right. that wildfire raging near yosemite national park has grown to 75 square miles destroying at least 29 structures and forced nearly 5,000 people from their homes. crews say this fire likely to burn until september. well, the 911 call transcript has been released in that fatal shooting of a bride to be in minneapolis. it reveals justine damond describing a sexual assault behind her home. she even called police a second time making sure they had her right address. few other details have been released. the partner of the officer accused of shooting damond says they heard a loud noise before she appeared next to their patrol car. o.j. simpson just hours away from learning his fate in front of a parole board in nevada. simpson has served nearly nine years of his 33-year sentence for armed robbery. one of the victims will speak on his behalf today. well, a new study fines one-third of all dementia cases could be prevented with a healthier lifestyle. researchers say some of the most important factors are preventing high blood pressure and obesity, not smoking and staying physically and socially active to avoid depression.
and a terrifying sight for drivers on this highway in long island. this happened in new york. a plane, you see it there, dodging cars to make an emergency landing. the pilot flew over a highway sign and beneath an overpass, thankfully everyone was okay. and finally. >> many glad it wasn't rush hour. and finally, there was more evidence that the friendly skies are not so friendly anymore. a jetblue passenger was thrilled to have an entire row of seats to herself and then this happened. take a look. a pair of bare feet emerged, one on each side of the armrest. those are armrests. not foot rests. the passenger says by the time she alerted the flight attendant the feet had already retreated but that is some footage she captured. i got a laugh. >> that was a good one. >> you're welcome. >> we needed that. >> thank you, amy. coming up, a world first how scientists successfully reversed brain damage in this toddler. her mother is speaking out on "gma."
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but this -- >> he wins. >> we do have a winner in our audience. >> do you see the size of the service dog? >> iggy. >> iggy? >> iggy. >> he's a working boy. >> oh, it's a good boy. good boy, iggy. >> he weighs 185 pounds. >> whoa. >> i love a dog that makes me feel skinny. good to have sara haines here for "pop news." [ applause ] thank you so much. it is a day for -- it is day four of the royals tour, the queen's 91st birthday and kate making headlines for this look because we got to talk about her clothes. a red off-the-shoulder alexander mcqueen dress but they'll go head-to-head on the river. as coxsans of their respective teams. the last time they faced off in
2011 will came in first so we are sure kate is ready for the royal rematch and my money is on kate. >> yeah, they're very competitive. very sweet. >> you know that sticks with you >> oh, yeah. >> next up, we have the exclusive first look at former one direction star louis tomlinson's video. the brand-new single called "back to you." take a look. ♪ i love it, i hate it and i can't take it ♪ ♪ but i keep on coming back >> it features vocals from bebe rexha and production from digital farm animals. see the full length video online this friday. in honor of iggy and this dog loving bunch we have, i have one that's special. we're inching closer to the end of the week. one pup is tuckered out shopping. samson, a samoyed, rests at a bed, bath & beyond. after sneaking off to test the comfy of a doggy bed. when you take your dog to new york everywhere, just snuck away and settled in.
>> why not. >> no one can expect you to hang in for the whole shopping trip. i played like that in ikea. i get it. >> iggy is not impressed. >> iggy is like give me a cuter pup. sorry, igs, next time. >> thank you, sara. >> thank you. [ cheers and applause ] we're going to turn now to our "gma" cover story. amazing medical miracle believed to be a world first. scientists reversing brain damage in that little girl who drowned in a pool last year. she's now making an incredible recovery. jesse palmer here with the details. do tell us. >> that's right. 2-year-old eden carlson can now walk and talk after she was found submerged in a pool. doctors are using a series of innovative oxygen treatments to give eden a new lease on life. ♪ eden carlson was just a typical toddler. >> eden was spunky and she was wild.
>> reporter: but in a blink of an eye this became her reality. the then nearly 2-year-old bound to a hospital bed fighting for her life after drowning in the family pool in february of last year. >> i found her floating face down in the water. she had gone through a baby gate and pushed open a heavy door and gotten into the pool. when i found her i immediately pulled her out of the water and started cpr >> reporter: eden submerged in 41-degree water for almost 15 minutes, the toddler brought back to life after two hours without a heartbeat, spending five weeks in the hospital. >> it's like any parent's worst nightmare come true. her prognosis was pretty grim. we were told to expect that she may be a vegetable her whole life. >> reporter: but the carlsons didn't give up hope, turning to dr. paul harch's experimental oxygen therapy treatment in new orleans. >> i had them administer the oxygen 45 minutes twice a day by little nasal oxygen tube. and i asked them to video her
before and after so i could see how much of an effect this might be having and what we saw was an immediate improvement. >> reporter: then 78 days after eden's drowning incident she began treatment in this hyperbaric chamber. >> a hyperbaric chamber is an enclosed vessel that a person lies or sits in and in which we increase the oxygen and pressure. >> reporter: the fda says that hyperbaric oxygen therapy is not a universal treatment and its safety and effectiveness have not been proven for many conditions and warn patients are at risk for mild injuries, such as sinus pain, to more serious effects like paralysis but for little eden, the oxygen therapy appears to be working. in a short period of time she's relearned how to stand. gaining the strength to walk. >> i'm walking. >> reporter: and talk all over again. >> watching her be in a
vegetative state to sitting up again, crawling, and then pulling to stand and taking those very first shaky steps last summer, it's been absolutely amazing. >> reporter: this morning eden is back to being a 3-year-old but with one super unusual story. >> we know that this is absolutely unprecedented and completely miraculous that she is the way she is today. >> the doctor treating eden says the unbelievable regrowth of brain tissue occurred because they were able to intervene early before long-term tissue degeneration. george. # >> what an encouraging story. thank you, jesse. we have a parenting alert now. it's about advertising that could have a negative impact on your kids. uk decided to ban aids that use gender stereotypes. this came after a new report saying those kind of ads could influence kids in harmful ways and abc's paula faris has the story.
>> no thank you. captain awesome's day. >> reporter: the tv commercials kids watch during breakfast. >> and the organizing my living space. >> reporter: a cereal commercial showing a young girl carefully arranging her dolls and writing in her diary while her brother plays a superhero. >> since the very first days -- >> reporter: and this baby formula ad where this little girl becomes a ballerina while a little boy becomes a scientist. >> research is showing that this necessarily isn't working and perhaps might take a regulatory body to step in. >> reporter: now britain's advertising regulator is cracking down on gender stereotypes in advertisements, announcing that new rules will be developed to prohibit advertising that promotes gender stereotypes. >> young children learn from everything they see. they learn from what we teach them, but they equally learn from their experiences and what they see around them, including what's on tv or what's advertised, gives them clearly
messages. >> reporter: the new standards will address the sexual objectification of women in adult stereotypes. >> this could have a ripple effect throughout the ad industry while the regulation only applies to the uk, it is very much a global industry and these brands are talking to consumers in different countries and advertising creatives are really attuned to what their peers are doing in other countries. >> reporter: and while the new standards won't begin until later this year, it's an important step in showing kids they can be anything they want to be. >> at this age their sense of who they are and who girls are and boys are is just being molded so to speak and this is their foundation that they take forward. >> reporter: for "good morning america," paula faris, abc news, new york. >> they watch everything we do and say. thanks to paula for that. let's go outside to ginger. >> let's do that, george. it is time for your "gma" moment. i am happily joined by left and right shark. dancing away because it's helena's birthday, right? this whole group from virginia, i also have one more thing for
you. very special video of a fox drinking from a water bottle. if that doesn't make you happy on your 16th birthday, i don't know what. hey, guys, jackson, phil, keep it going. you can't stop dancing. that's not what the sharks do. much more on shark week and michael phelps' race but for now that's the big picture. good morning. i'm abc news meteorologist mike nicco. becoming mostly sunny, even at the coast today. clouds and cool temperatures, they return tonight, and some building heat inland for the weekend. today the warmest spot in antioch at 91. a lot of 80s inland, even 70s down the south bay as the breeze will blow off the bay. 67 in san francisco. tonight temperatures back in the mid-to-upper 50s. my accuweather seven-day forecast, 80s this weekend around the bay and more now on that unbelievable race. michael phelps, the most decorated swimmer in history going up against a great white
shark. >> this is michael phelps, ladies and gentlemen, here in times square. come on now. 23-time olympic gold medalist back with us to help us kick off shark week. you were talking like ginger, you love shark week. been a longtime fan of that, and as you were talking earlier, you had to do a dive to get prepared to race and we got a little bit of that action for folks to see right now. >> that was a shark. i saw that one. saw that one. >> could you feel it? >> when we were in the cage like as soon as i first got in i felt both sides of the cage kind of moving back and forth and i was
like, oh, my gosh, these are -- like, we're really getting bit. the cage is shaking. i didn't -- they didn't look that big under water so i guess now seeing the video they were pretty massive sharks and i had one like i said come literally right up to my nose and it was crazy. >> so, i've been diving with sharks very recently actually, and i think everybody here is asking, i don't get it. what do you do? do you elbow and say, hey, let's go. three, two, one, let's start. how does one race a shark? >> well, we're not in the water at the same exact time. that's the thing we want everybody to know. i was safe which is number one. i had, you know, 12 to 14 divers underneath me when we were doing the race and, you know, when you have an animal this size you want to be able to see how fast they swim and it's tough to go into their territory and be able to swim as fast as they do, right? so trying to get a white, for
example, to swim up to 25 miles an hour in a straight line can be tough so that's what we tried to do and, you know, you'll see it in the video. it's awesome. they're massive and it's incredible watching these things in the water. i actually almost stuck my hand out at one point. >> what? >> well, there was a -- abc's gopro fell off his camera and i was like, oh, it's close enough and i go -- and i was like, no, i'm not putting my hand out there. but -- >> and you were talking earlier too about how cold the water was and the visibility wasn't the best too. >> as you can see in the video, we could see maybe about a meter in front of us and that was it so it was tough. but they came up close and personal with you and they got in your face and were shaking the cage and then luckily we didn't see any when i was diving out of the cage. >> luckily. >> it is not just the race but you do shark school with michael
phelps, it's a whole other part of shark week. tell us about that. >> i think honestly teaching people about what to do when you're in the water with sharks. you know, trying to save a life or save a limb. you know, for me it was an experience i'll never forget. something i always wanted to do. be on the bottom of the ocean floor and surrounded by a number of different species of sharks was one of the coolest things i've probably ever done. you know, basically coming face to face with a hammerhead was incredible. just i mean, you guys have to wait and see. it's basically the dos and don'ts of what to do when you're in the ocean. >> like a film like magical, right? doesn't it feel that way. >> for me, watching a hammerhead come over top of my body, it's majestic watching how they are under water and you know i look forward to having more opportunities to get in the water and learning more about sharks, especially. i mean, i think i've dove with about seven or eight of the over 500 different species we have. >> really? and you're so enthralled with one didn't you name one after your son boomer.
>> so, when we were in the bahamas, they caught a little tiger shark and on the show we tagged it and we were doing research seeing where they swam and i was like, what do we name him? i don't know, you pick. i said we'll name him boomer so boomer has a tiger shark going right now. around in the ocean somewhere right now. >> so much so you even want to get a shark tattoo. >> i do, yeah. i do. >> you do? >> i have two tattoos now and i want -- i've always wanted another one and i want something with a great white and something with a hammer, whether they're connected in the same tattoo, i don't know but -- >> after this experience. >> this is something i've always wanted to do my entire life so i might as well do something like that. >> i know we have temporary tattoos. >> yes, so you can get a little practice and check it out. >> if you want to do neck or -- >> thank you. see if it works. >> hammer, whites. tigers, the whole nine. this is awesome. thank you, guys. >> will we see you compete
again? >> no, i'm done. you know, it's -- >> ah, look at that. >> sorry. >> you love michael. >> i think that's -- it's just something that, you know, it's time to move on. you know i've had an absolutely incredible career and something that has been an honor to be a part of and represent our country is the one thing i'll miss the most. >> you have done it with such honor and the work you're doing with your foundation and helping is tremendous. so, michael, thank you very much. shark week kicks off sunday on the discovery channel. phelps versus shark. great gold versus great white. michael phelps. michael phelps.
good morning. i'm jessica castro "abc7 mornings." red cross volunteers are heading from san jose and santa cruz to mariposa county today. they will help the detwiler fire victims. the fire now more than 70,000 acres and only 10% contained. so far, 29 structures have been destroyed with another 1,500 structures threatened. all right, taking a look at the roads. we don't have any major issues right now. we're just looking at a lot of slow spots. 580, westbound side of the richmond san rafael bridge. drive times, 680 highway 4 to walnut creek 14 minutes, 24 walnut creek to highway 13, and improving 580 tracy to dublin.
good thursday morning. clouds are thinning quickly and temperatures are responding. already seeing some 60s, even a 70 out in brentwood. if you're heading out and about today on the roads, clouds and sunshine, cool to warm if you're taking mass transit. breezy south of the bay bridge if you're on the water. my accuweather seven-day forecast, still getting hot inland this weekend, jessica. >> mike, thank you. views have another abc7 news update in about 30 minutes and
always on our neb news app and abc7news.com. have a wonderful morning. ♪ wonderful crowd out here. >> we can't let this moment go by. you took a selfie with a fan. >> there he is, iggy. >> it wasn't a selfie. >> the reason i took it i knew exactly what my wife would say. >> bring him home. >> bring him home. i had to explain he is a service not, not a rescue dog. >> and he's spoken for. >> totally chill. >> he seems like a protector right there. >> he does. now we do have a little dachshund that weighs eight pounds at home so i'd like to see them together. >> i'm curious how much this one eats. >> as much as he wants. >> yes. >> how about our next guest. she is unstoppable, brilliant academy award winner giving james bond a run for his money.
star of "atomic blonde," charlize theron. [ cheers and applause ] >> how are you. >> are you well? >> thank you. >> you look beautiful. >> careful. >> we've had our live studio audience -- >> thank you for having me. it's great. >> are you a dog person. >> yeah. >> she has rescue. >> don't, because i will walk away with that dog. watch out. i will put demands on. >> after this new movie you'll throw him over your shoulder and carry him out with you. >> have you ever seen -- look at that face. >> i know. >> oh. >> so cute. so sweet. >> yeah. how big are your dogs? >> you have two. >> they're like medium size mutts. yeah, yeah, they're both rescues
and they're the most incredible -- don't be jealous, johnny and burke. >> oh. >> look. >> i know, look at them. they're adorable. yes. they're watching the show probably right now going, gosh. goes out of town and before you know it. >> she meets someone else. >> done. >> we're chopped liver. >> but you were on fire right now with this movie. and covering billboard, red carpets. you're also on the cover of "variety" where we learned a little bit about you. [ applause ] one thing i found interesting is you are a complete clean freak. >> yeah. >> is this a little-known fact or are you open about it. >> i talked about it quite a bit. i suffer a little bit from ocd and so, yeah, there's nothing cute about it. >> you don't like dirty feet. >> yeah, i don't like -- >> dating and people in your -- >> i would rather sleep with my makeup on than to not wash my feet before i go to bed? that says a lot, you guys.
>> i have to wash my feet, yeah, dirty feet really -- hmm. >> you have two kids and mentioned your two rescue dogs. how do we keep the house clean with feet and dirt. >> i clean a lot. it's actually -- i don't know. like the dogs are actually not that bad. they're really well trained. they don't have accidents and they're a little older now but there was definitely a period where they were like around 2 when i got them and i had small children and i was losing my mind because between the dog chewing the furniture and i was like, what am i doing? am i insane? am i trying to send myself into an insane asylum. >> i used to wash my dogs' paws. i might have a little -- >> bonding over this. let's talk "atomic blonde." i hear this is a real passion project for you. >> yeah, yeah. i was actively looking for something that could, you know, live in the genre for a female for a female protagonist, something that was empowering where, you know, women are
incredibly capable and i wanted to do an action genre that showcased that so, we took about five years developing this and we were very's very, very happy to send the baby out into the world. >> it was worth the wait. the soundtrack, everything. >> thank you. [ applause ] >> should we take a look. >> yeah. >> let's take a look. >> you remember mr. bremovich. of course, you do. well, he's very curious what you're doing here in berlin. ♪ >> what are you doing? [ applause ] >> well, that was wild. the scenes are so intense. did you go to stunt school? did you ever go to stunt school. >> i had to work my booty off,
yes, definitely. if you make a movie like this you have to put in the work. i didn't want anybody to be able to say, a woman can't do that. a woman can do all of this because we're amazing so [applause] >> any injuries. >> i cracked two teeth and in the back of my jaw. not -- i didn't get hit or anything cool like that. i clenched down on my jaw too hard so again not a cool story. and i was pretty bruised up. my kids were there while we were making the film. my youngest was just a little baby and there were days where picking her up felt like picking up a mountain. it was -- i was pretty bruised. my ribs were bruised. but, you know, overall we had an incredible time making this film and nothing horrible went wrong which, you know, says a lot when you make a movie like this because the action is incredible in this film and we definitely pushed the envelope with all of that and nobody got hurt is a
real -- we're lucky for that. >> it's resonating with a lot of people, the strong model that you are displaying and it seems like the public is really in this place, "wonder woman" was well received. and as you said there's no reason why cannot see a woman in this kind of role. >> yeah, i mean, i feel that there's this misconception sometimes when we talk about women and the genre that we, you know, that they want to be guys or they want to fight like guys and that's not really the point. the point is jut we utilize who we are in that genre really well and for some reason we tend to not do it and people are really responding to this film on that level. >> yes, they are. >> the fact that, yeah, she uses her high heel shoe and she uses a pot in the fridge and what she has, you know what i mean and i think it's funny and it's real. >> you use your gifts as well. thank you for your philanthropic work you do in south africa and all that you're doing to make a difference around the world. >> thank you.
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this beautiful woman has shared with us. jada pinkett smith. [ applause ] oh. now, i want to talk about "girls trip" but, you know, you did do an interview yesterday and you talked about the past and something that you hasn't revealed before. we're not going to talk about it here because we want to talk about "girls trip" but you'll write a book about it. >> we'll get into it. >> so let's get into "girls trip" right now. >> all right, cool. >> so everybody sees it, first of all, here's a little clip then you will aknow what we're talking about. here we go. >> this is not a good idea. i have to pee. >> the line is shorter over there. there's a long line in the bathroom here. just go for it. >> you can do it. >> all right, all right. all right. all right. >> lisa, lisa. lisa. lisa. >> aaaagh! >> and you get stuck. >> yes, i get stuck. >> classic. >> then there's a little bathroom humor. >> we could not share on morning
television what ensued. of course you're on a girls trip. who is on a girls trip here in the audience? >> you guys? nice. >> i know. unbelievable chemistry. it just had to be so much fun. >> it was so much fun. i mean, i took this movie because i wanted to work with regina hall. never had a chance to do with that and 20 year, queen latifah since we were on the screen together. we've done a lot behind, you know, the camera. but and then i got to meet tiffany haddish. she's breakout star, yes. >> the one to watch. >> she's the one to watch, yeah. >> but this is a movie that -- it's just laugh out loud funny. but it resonates with folks too because at the root it's about friendship which we all can relate to and you refer to queen latifah. even your children, don't they call her auntiela. >> i've known her for 30 years.
the first time i met her i was like 15, 16s year old because she came to a club in baltimore to perform and she didn't even have a song out yet and i just saw an 8 expect 10 of her like queen latifah and in this african garb, barefoot with an african drum. i never seen anything like this before so i went to the club promoter and i was like you have got to let me introduce this artist and that was our first introduction. >> music is a big part of "girls trip," as well. >> yes. >> i love that the dance-off that you all got into. >> yeah. >> but didn't you do a little carpool karaoke. >> we did. >> can we see a little bit. ♪ oh no let's go ♪ crazy ♪ oh let's go crazy >> y'all are having a good time.
>> background. >> definitely i had a band, yeah. but now the kids do all the music and their dad, you know, because for me it's just -- i don't have enough time and music doesn't like -- she doesn't play a mistress to anyone. >> no, no. >> she's like i'm number one or i'm leaving. that's it. >> you talk about willa's dad, your hubby. has he seen it. >> no, he can't wait to see it. he actually just called me this morning. he was like i think this is going to be a big one, babe. >> you do a good will smith. >> but it is. something about it -- i just wish you all the best with this. >> thank you. >> because i know your heart is in the right place and everybody that's involved with it and it's just wonderful to see these beautiful dynamic women and, again, there is a message in this, as well. >> oh, definitely. there's lots of laughs and it's raunchy but it's got a lot of heart and it also has really empowering messaging for people in general but specifically for
women. >> flossie posse. if you could add anybody to the posse, who would it be? [ applause ] >> i have toy you, robin. >> yes. >> i'd have to say you. >> but y'all had this fly jacket. >> the fly jackets and, you know, i bedazzled them. >> right, exactly. >> yeah. would you like one? >> oh, if you have one. >> i actually do. >> oh, come on. >> there you go. an honorary member of the posse. i made up jacks in the movie for the flossy posse and since you're an honorary member now you get one.
>> thanks, jada. as i said very proud of you. i know that you like you said you revealed something and -- >> i've come a long way, robin. i'm proud of myself. you know, i've been reflecting on my past because, you know, there was a movie that came out, you know, about a very good friend of mine and i really had to look at my life, you know. i made it. some people that i love didn't and -- >> but you're here. >> i'm here and i've come a long way. >> write that book, come back and see us. >> i will, i will. >> jada pinkett smith. "girls trip." >> nice. >> come on. >> i know. >> we'll be right back. >> she got it. [ crickets chirping ] [ light music playing ] you've wished upon it all year, and now it's finally here. the mercedes-benz summer event is back, with incredible offers on the mercedes-benz you've always longed for. but hurry, these shooting stars fly by fast.
good morning. i'm jessica castro from "abc7 mornings." meteorologist mike nicco has a quick look at the forecast. hi, mike. >> hi, jessica, everybody. we'll start with the temperatures i expect to happen, 67 in san francisco, 60s on the coast, the south bay a little breezy, mid-to-upper 70s. my accuweather seven-day forecast will still be hot inland saturday and sunday. how about the commute, alexis? >> we've had plenty of slow spots, but not terrible overall this morning. north bay, southbound 101 in corda madera, by madera boulevard, stop-and-go traffic through san rafael. once on the bridge, looking pretty good. we have a full closure of the northbound side this sunday with the marathon. jessica? >> all right, alexis, thank you. o.j. simpson's parole hearing is one hour from now in
nevada. you can watch it live in a abc special report at >> announcer: it's "live with kelly and ryan!" today, academy award winner charlize theron. and from the new film "valerian," cara delevingne. plus, the host of "bizarre foods," andrew zimmern. and some bizarre foods for the cohosts to taste. all next on "live!" ♪ [cheers and applause] and now, here are kelly ripa and ryan seacrest! [cheers and applause] ♪ >> ryan: good morning. >> kelly: