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call or click today. good morning, america. breaking news, senator john mccain returning to capitol hill less than a week after revealing he has brain cancer, preparing to cast a crucial vote as president trump pressures senators to repeal obamacare. >> we have a chance to now do it. we better do it. also breaking right now, the president unleashes a new attack on his attorney general and calls for a new investigation of hillary clinton. flood alert. as another round of severe storms move in, the damage spreading from the southwest to northeast and the incredible new video of strangers forming a human chain rescuing each other from dangerous waters. while out west, fire crews from 34 states unite to battle wildfires the size of new york burning right now. outrage growing over this fatal crash live streamed on social media. an 18-year-old loses control of the car rolling over killing her
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sister, then continues to broadcast the aftermath. and the american company taking micromanaging to a whole new level. implanting chips into their employees' bodies saying they can log in and unlock doors with just a swipe of their hand. is this new technology about to hit your office? to hit your and we do say good morning, america. great to have michael back. you didn't need a microchip to get in. you got this. >> i flashed this gap. that's better than any microchip you can put in your hand. >> a busy day in washington. >> welcome back, michael. john mccain returning to capitol hill after revealing he has brain cancer. he will be there for that crucial vote to try to open debate on the gop health care bill. how that vote will turn out is
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still a mystery. and president trump is unleashed this morning on twitter a harsh new attack on his attorney general calling for a new investigation into hillary clinton and, guys, i just have to underscore how unprecedented, how abnormal this is. we have never seen a president publicly attack and humiliate his own attorney general like this. we have never seen a president call for a criminal investigation of the opponent he defeated. this is brand-new. this is bizarre. the president crossing all kind of lines. >> and we'll have more on all that in just a moment. but first, let's start with that health care battle. our congressional correspondent mary bruce is there on capitol hill, has the latest. good morning, mary. >> reporter: good morning, robin. after seven years of promises and months of planning today is the day. senate republicans are finally going to vote to debate obamacare and they're getting a much needed boost, senator john mccain swooping in to deliver what could be the deciding vote on his party's defining pledge. overnight, a surprise twist in the health care fight. a jolt of momentum from john mccain. the arizona senator announcing he is returning to the senate after revealing last week that he has brain cancer.
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just in time for a critical showdown vote to overhaul obamacare. mccain has been recovering at home. over the weekend tweeting this photo on a hike with a friend. today, he's dipping his feet back into the health care debate. with senate republicans poised to act, president trump is ramping up the pressure to deliver. >> it's time. you know, after seven years of saying repeal and replace obamacare, we have a chance to now do it. they better do it. hopefully they'll do it. >> reporter: speaking to boy scouts from across the country at a jamboree in west virginia he called out the state senator, capito, a key hold-out by name. >> senator capito didn't vote for it. you got to get the other senators to vote for it. >> reporter: senate republicans are set to vote this afternoon to begin debate on a bill. >> i know many of us have waited literally years for this moment to finally arrive. >> reporter: but there's one key question left unanswered. they still don't know what bill they're working on.
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will they repeal and replace obamacare or just repeal? right now neither has enough votes to pass. the president's made clear what he wants. >> remember, repeal and replace, repeal and replace. they kept saying it over and over again. we as a party must fulfill that solemn promise to the voters of this country to repeal and replace. >> reporter: and this is going to be close. this morning, it's unclear it republicans have the votes to advance this debate. it's why john mccain is so critical. he could bring republicans one vote closer to that magic 50 number. the president, in fact, just tweeting this morning, so great that john mccain is coming back to vote. brave american hero. thank you, john. george. >> okay, mary, one of many tweets from the president this morning. he has been up and he's been up early on the attack against his own attorney general. calling for a new investigation of hillary clinton. that series of tweets just moments ago including this one.
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"attorney general jeff sessions has taken a very weak position on hillary clinton crimes." he also said, so where is the investigation? let's get more on this from our chief white house correspondent jon karl and pierre thomas and, jon, let me begin with you. again, this is so extraordinary what we're seeing right here. no president in modern times has attacked his attorney general like this. no president in modern times has called for an investigation into his opponent and the president has now done this three out of the last four days. >> reporter: it's especially bizarre, george, when you consider that attorney general sessions actually had offered to resign back in may when the president first exploded on him for his recusal that resulted, the president believes, in the appointment of robert mueller as the special counsel. he offered to resign. the president did not accept that offer. now, you have this continual attack on the attorney general. somebody who also was i would say, george, the single most important, arguably the single
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most important endorsement he got during his presidential campaign, a loyal ally. now the question is, if he actually goes through and fires him, or if this causes sessions to quit, who would replace him? we've heard two names floated. rudy giuliani and ted cruz. both men have said that they are not interested in the job. >> they have said they're not interested in the job. the question is, would the president be trying to get someone to be in control of the russia investigation? meanwhile, this intensified interest in hillary clinton seemingly, not seemingly, he's pressuring the attorney general to open an investigation that had been closed. >> reporter: yeah, and that's strange given the president's own words, back in november after the election the president himself made it clear that he had no desire to go after the clintons. he said, you know, essentially let bygones be bygones. now you have this and we looked back, george, the president has tweeted about hillary clinton almost 40 times, 39 times since the election.
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he won that election but seems intent on going back and relitigating it over and over and over again. >> and of course, this was an investigation the fbi completed and closed. let's get more from pierre thomas over at the justice department. up until now, the attorney general hanging in there. >> reporter: he had been hoping that the president's anger would dissipate. that's not happening and the tweets make it clear the president is still angry about this and, look, at the end of the day everyone at the justice department is watching. can the attorney general continue to do his job under these circumstances when it's clear that the president increasingly does not have confidence in him. >> but, pierre, we have all -- there's no law but we've had all kinds of norms against the president interfering in investigations like this, all kinds of rules and norms and traditions built up that the president doesn't order an investigation into his defeated opponent. >> reporter: look, george, tradition has been at the white house and the president do not apply political pressure on the justice department with regards to criminal investigations. they're supposed to be a bright
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red line but it looks like the president is stepping all over that line and it creates yet another dilemma for sessions. does he stand up for the traditions and independence or does he let it appear that the white house is micromanaging the nation's top law enforcement officials. >> that is the big question. thank you very much. one more tweet from the president this morning, he said jared kushner did very well yesterday proving he did not collude with the russians. witch-hunt. next up, 11-year-old barron trump. >> go figure. >> interesting. >> all right. >> thank you, george. we're going to turn now -- going to turn it all around and go to that severe weather overnight. flash floods across the south and the northeast and now the midwest is on alert for those storms and ginger is here tracking it all. good morning, ginger. >> good morning to you, michael. so many areas we have to hit this morning. very heavy rain falling in southern nevada north of las vegas. unfortunately, i think we'll see more water rescues and more
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images like this than we have in the past 24 hours. monsoon rains triggering flash flooding again in arizona. this was the scene in apache junction, cars stranded, roads erased. more than two inches of rain falling in just an hour. and now new video from arizona where 17 hikers were swept away. a human chain strainers lifting children out of the water. in birmingham, alabama, at least ten drivers had to be rescued after storm drains were overwhelmed by all the rain. in mississippi, the radar estimating eight inches of rain washing out roads. near philadelphia, winds ripping power lines, sparking fires. an amusement park in eastern pennsylvania under feet of water and this is what it looked like in syracuse, new york. powerful winds tearing the roof off this store. water pouring over the merchandise. in maryland, an ef-2 tornado with winds reaching 125 miles per hour shredding this building monday morning. so this is not what we need, more severe storms on the way for the areas so hard hit by flash flooding.
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you can see damaging winds, certainly hail from eastern south dakota to minnesota and it really starts to move east into that area around the chicago, north suburbs, fox river. you can see southern wisconsin, eastern iowa, the quad cities all going to be an issue as we go through wednesday and the flash flood watch's still up in the southwest. robin and michael and george. >> you keep an eye on that, ginger, thank you. now to a scary moment in the air. a united flight forced to make an emergency landing in houston after an unruly passenger tried to storm the cockpit. abc's david kerley is at reagan national airport with those details. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, robin. this is the story as much about the scare as it is about five passengers who sprang into action to put an end to it. >> united 898 tango, roger, we'll get medical and law enforcement. >> reporter: this morning, no word whether the passenger will face charges for an emergency scare and landing. just 25 minutes after taking off from houston, passengers say a woman seated in the back row
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started yelling and hitting the side of the plane. >> i hear a woman screaming in the back of the plane. you know, we're all protected and loved. we're all protected and loved. this plane is going to land beautifully and kindly and beautifully. >> reporter: within moments, he says the woman on the united flight stands up. >> bolts into the aisle and with that starts sprinting toward the cockpit. >> reporter: he and other passengers jump into action tackling the woman just before she reached the front of the aircraft. >> it took five, you know, men to hold her down and it wasn't easy. she was in a totally psychotic state. she was very aggressive. >> reporter: the jet returned to houston late saturday and the woman was hospitalized. in another incident, american airlines says three of its crew members were taken to the hospital on monday. the airline says that the crew was complaining about an odor inside the cabin as this jet was approaching miami from san antonio. when they landed, the crew asked to be taken to the hospital. american says they're checking
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out that a-319 jetliner for any kind of problem. george. >> okay, david, thanks very much. we're going to move on now to that tragic car crash in california. where an 18-year-old has been arrested for driving under the influence after crashing and killing her 14-year-old sister while livestreaming the whole episode on social media. abc's matt gutman is in los angeles with the story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. what is most disturbing she continued that live-stream even after that tragic crash. now, the parents of these two girls say their lives are ruined. it's the darker side of live video feeds and in this case police say it'll likely be used as evidence in this young woman's prosecution. police say obdulia sanchez live streamed this hell ride through central california. making matters worse, police say she was heavily intoxicated, swerving past that black suv. two 14-year-olds in the car with her.
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her sister riding shotgun. she can be heard shouting she's going to kill me. police say that's exactly what happened on friday as the 18-year-old sanchez began drifting off route 165. then overcorrected. the car tumbling, three girls inside screaming. >> please wake up! >> reporter: shockingly with her sister lying lifeless she continues to live stream. >> i [ bleep ] my sister. i know i'm going to jail. >> reporter: she's been charged with gross manslaughter while intoxicated. >> it's disturbing to us because of the callous nature of her actions and the immediate aftermath. >> reporter: disturbing trend. people live streaming their crimes on social media. >> i think as our technology increases we're going to see new innovative ways people do or commit crimes and here the new technology is live streaming. >> reporter: police in florida also accused ryan styles of drinking and live streaming. >> whoo! >> reporter: he led police on a high-speed chase on the beach in st. petersburg, florida, last
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week mowing over chairs and swigging what seems to be whiskey. now, social media companies are struggling to keep up. facebook says it'll soon have about 7500 employees reviewing questionable content. that's about a third of its entire workforce. mostly it means they take these videos down before they can go viral but what they can't do is stop people from posting these horrors. george. >> this is just unimaginable. okay, matt, thanks very much. amy with today's other top stories. >> unfortunately, a tenth person has now died in that human smuggling tragedy where a tractor-trailer was found crammed with people. dozens remain in critical condition. they took turns breathing through a tiny hole in that truck. a mexican man says he was charged $5,500 for the trip. the driver claims he had no idea he was hauling human cargo. he could now face the death penalty. well, the last killer whale born in captivity at seaworld has died after an infection. the sudden death of the
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3-month-old orca calf in san antonio has prompted backlash now from animal rights activists. seaworld recently stopped the breeding of whales in captivity and has no longer orcas performing tricks during their shows. overseas, israel has now removed metal detectors from a holy site in jerusalem following days of unrest. the detectors were installed after an arab gunman killed two israel police officers and israeli officers are calling for more high-tech surveillance. a california distillery is picking up good vibrations letting their whiskey listen to music to see if it affects the taste. they're putting headphones on the barrels and you know what, they say it's working. when put to a taste test, when exposed to everything from michael jackson to classical music, are winning every time over the ones aged in silence and "the nutcracker" music this one barrel listened to three years straight is winning every time.
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>> did you just say a barrel listened to? >> yes. it's the vibration that the music put into the barrel. >> i think i speak for george and i. >> i know what he's saying. >> i was just explaining the science. when the vibrations are moving the whiskey -- you guys are laughing at me -- >> with you. with you. >> we believe that dogs talk before we believe that whiskey is listening to music but -- it's a great story. we have another great story this morning, about a chicago bears linebacker who is now being called a hero for his quick thinking at an airport. he saved someone who was choking and t.j. holmes is here with the play-by-play. >> hi, strahan, guys, the man is choking and a woman tries the heimlich and comes to the rescue an nfl veteran but when it comes to the heimlich he is a rookie. he quite literally hits people for a living. >> jerrell freeman on the tackle.
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>> reporter: the chicago bears linebacker jerrell freeman is being praised this morning for delivering a different kind of blow. >> freeman closes the gap! >> a guy like two seats over, he just stands up abruptly and like runs around inside of the table. >> reporter: freeman was in the austin airport on his way to bears training camp sunday when he stopped by for a barbecue sandwich in the food court and he noticed a stranger at a nearby table in distress. >> he was pointing to it. he was pointing to his throat, his mouth. >> reporter: freeman, a texas native, rushed into action using the heimlich maneuver. after two attempts he dislodged the food from the austin attorney's throat. >> when i put him down he was like, oh, my god, you just saved my life. >> reporter: what do you do after? take a selfie with him. they shared their life-saving story on twitter and ryan tells abc news i will forever be grateful for his kindness and willingness to help a stranger. a great person like deserves to have a great season and i'll be rooting for him.
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>> he said i thought you broke my rib. i said it's either your rib or your life. >> freeman's mom is a nurse but never been trained on the heimlich and the guy he saved went back to eating the same brisket sandwich he had just choked on. >> wow. >> right after he choked. >> we got to try that brisket. that's good stuff. >> i'm with you. >> ginger. it's back. the heat is coming back for the center of the united states. more on that in just 30 seconds.
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. good morning. i'm abc 7 news meteorologist mike nicco. you're accuweather highlights. snipe a break from the mete heat today. cool tonight clouds return to all neighborhoods, a drizzle near the coast and a heat wave developing in our inland neighborhoods. could be the longest one we've had all years. temperatures in the mid to upper 60s, half moon bay, san francisco and richmond. low upper 70s around the bay and 80s inland. tonight great sleeping weather, back in the 50s for most neighborhoods. check oututututututututututut coming up, the new twist in that kayak murder mystery. could the woman accused of killing her fiance walk free in just months? dan and nancy are going to weigh in live. and johnny depp firing back at his former business managers. are they trying to publicly shame him? hd 4
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it's 7:23. good morning to you. i'm reggie aqui from "abc7 mornings." 18-year-old daniel mitchell of fairfield is in jail this morning on child abandonent and possession of cocaine charges. yesterday, surveillance cameras caught him leaving his 16-month-old baby boy in a car seat at a strip mall in sioux city. the baby is listed in critical but stable condition. let's look at traffic now with alexis. >> hey, good morning, reggie. we've got a couple new issues this morning, but overall, we're still looking pretty good. northbound 87 before curtner avenue, an earlier crash has been pushed to the shoulder, but heavy traffic in the area. westbound 80 doing pretty well in emeryville as you approach the maze. before this, though, just before the albany area, we have a crash blocking one lane, so a little
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hey, good morning to you. we're starting off milder this morning, mid-50s to mid-60s, from 56 to 63 degrees. now, looking at your commute planner, it's going to be dry all day on the roads. mass transit, mildest temperatures this week and a small craft advisory north of the bay bridge starting at noon through about 10:00. here's a look at my accuweather seven-day forecast. here's our mildest day. starting tomorrow inland, 90s to 100s through at least monday. mid-70s to low 80s around the bay, but of course, comfortable low to mid-60s at the coast. reggie? >> mike, thank you. coming up, the latest on the kayak murder case after the suspect pleads guilty. dan abrams and nancy grace weigh in next on "gma." another abc7 news update in about 30 minutes and always on
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♪ welcome back to "gma." and you're looking at a third grade teacher, teresa danks, who has taken to the streets in oklahoma panhandling to raise money for school supplies. >> ms. danks has spent thousands of her own earned dollars to make sure her students' needs are met. she is trying to raise awareness about the challenges teachers face and she's going to be here live. >> how many times do we hear from teachers that they have to reach into their own pockets to pay for basic supplies? >> this is crazy. >> it is. also right now, the senate is just hours away from that crucial vote on health care. republicans looking to repeal and replace the affordable care act, and senator john mccain has announced he will be in the chamber to cast his vote just days after being diagnosed with brain cancer.
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and this evening, president trump and the first lady are heading to youngstown, ohio, for a campaign-style rally, health care a big issue there and the rally will be the president's sixth since taking office. >> more on that coming up. >> but first, a surprise plea deal in the case of that woman charged with killing her fiance by tampering with his kayak and letting him drown. for two years she insisted his death was a tragic accident. now she's pleading guilty to negligent homicide and abc's linsey davis is here with that dramatic new development. good morning, linsey. >> reporter: good morning, george. graswald's trial was set to begin next month. she faced life in prison, but this guilty plea is essentially a get out of jail free card. it means she's only agreeing that she failed to perceive a risk. she still maintains this was not an intentional murder. an emotional angelika graswald pleading guilty to negligent homicide monday. >> his kayak took on water and began to sink, correct? >> yes. >> reporter: the 37-year-old
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latvia native had been charged with second degree murder in the april 2015 death of her fiance, vincent viafore. prosecutors say that graswald who, during an 11-hour police interrogation, was filmed taking yoga breaks and playing hopscotch sabotaged viafore's kayak removing its plug causing it to take on water and sink during a trip on the hudson river valley. >> i don't see him. oh, my god. >> can you see the kayak still? >> no, the kayak went under water. oh, my god. >> reporter: an investigator testified at an earlier hearing that graswald said she felt trapped by viafore and wanted to be free, admitting she took his paddle after his kayak capsized in the choppy waters while he begged her to call 911. in court on monday, graswald said she knew the plug was not in viafore's kayak, knew that the weather was dangerous, and that he had been drinking and wasn't wearing a life jacket. but she says she did not do anything to intentionally cause his death. >> you could tell by her -- the struggles she had in the courtroom today through her plea
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allocution that she cared very deeply for vince. she loved him very much and never in her wildest dreams did she ever imagine that her conduct would lead to his death. >> reporter: police arrested graswald back in 2015 after that 11-hour interrogation. >> why didn't he have the plug in there? >> he didn't have it because i guess i had it. i wanted him dead and now he's gone. and i'm okay with it. i'm okay with that. >> reporter: she later explained her words to abc's elizabeth vargas. >> well, they kept asking me the same questions like 100 times. i knew that i was innocent. i was at my breaking point. i had it so i just gave them what they wanted. >> graswald is expected to be sentenced in november. she faces one to four years behind bars but, because she's already served 27 months, she could be released by the end of december, george. >> okay, linsey, thanks very much. let's talk about it with dan
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abrams and nancy grace and, dan, let me begin with you. every time i hear negligent homicide i think it's a contradiction in terms. explain what it is and why she would plead guilty to it. >> it means you didn't do it on purpose but that you created a risk that was unjustifiable, that either you did something or didn't do something that led to the person's death. bottom line is that the reason she took this deal is because it means she's getting out of prison in a matter of months as opposed to risking it for years. the more interesting question is, why did prosecutors offer this deal? and the reason for that is because they had a weak case. nancy may disagree with me on this but the reason -- you don't offer this kind of deal to someone who's facing murder charges unless you are worried you're not going to get a conviction, and in this case i think it would have been very tthrdhaat vt ido eotape you he alleged confession point, it's really taken out of context. when you listen to the full 11 hours, it's nowhere near as incriminating as the clip seems.
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>> i hear you laughing, nancy. i guess you don't think it's a weak case. >> listen, you know, why don't you just help her go to the bank, dan abrams, and cash in for her quarter of a million dollars worth of life insurance that this guy had and she was the beneficiary. how about statements like i'm glad he's dead. i'm okay with it. it felt good knowing he was going to die. here's what happened. she took the plug out of the kayak. it was found in the console of her car. while he begged for help, she kicked away his paddle. his kayak went under the choppy waters of the hudson in about 40 degrees. she waited for him to be under water ten minutes. then ten minutes later, she called 911 and witnesses saw her intentionally trying to turn over her own kayak so she could pretend that she saved -- tried to save him. >> nancy, how much do you know about kayaks?
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>> -- singing karaoke. what? >> how much do you know about kayaks? >> i have kayaked many, many times. and i was a camp counsellor, so yes, i know about kayaks. >> the good thing is you'll know that removing that plug will not sink a kayak. that's not the way it works. >> the kayak sunk, dan. do you argue that the kayak went under water? they found it miles and miles away. >> let me ask you another question, have you been in the hudson river? >> it went under. >> have you been in the hudson when the weather is really, really bad? >> i have sailed up to -- yes, on a boat and a sailboat up to the island. have you? no. >> one thing has nothing to do with the other. a kayak doesn't sink because of a missing plug. kayaks sink because of high winds in hudson river. >> and why, may i ask, does she kick away his paddle? >> there's no evidence that she kicked -- >> listening, not hearing. >> she never kicked -- >> she said she kicked it away. >> she never admitted to that.
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>> she's charged with tampering with the paddle. >> and why do you think -- >> she said she kicked, pushed away the paddle. she said that it's in her statement. >> the reason -- no, she did not admit to kicking it away. >> cha-ching. >> the reason -- >> she admitted to pushing it away. >> the reason that she is settling this case and the reason that the prosecutors are offering this deal is because they don't have the kind of case you're suggesting. >> they're afraid. that's why they're doing it. i never tried a single case that i wasn't afraid i wouldn't get a conviction, but they're afraid that a jury will sympathize with her. come on. she said she didn't break up with him because she was too spiritual and if she just broke up with him he wouldn't truly be gone. i mean, dan? >> nancy, the only hard part of my job in this segment is ending it. thank you both. >> robin. >> coming up, johnny depp accusing his former business managers of trying to publicly
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this. >> we all know that depp is one of hollywood's leading actors and this morning he is firing back at his former managers who claim he has psychological issues and is to blame for his financial distress. depp is now asking for these claims to be stricken from the $25 million legal fight he's now in with his former management company. this morning, johnny depp is accusing his former business managers of trying to publicly shame him by alleging he has psychological issues and compulsive spending disorder. >> not sure i deserve that. >> reporter: it's another turn in the ongoing legal battle after depp sued his ex-money managers for more than $25 million earlier this year, accusing them and their management company of treating his income as if it were their own personal bank account. >> wow. >> reporter: the manager's countersuit saying depp refused to take their advice, alleging he spent more than $2 million a month to maintain his lifestyle including 14 homes, an $18 million yacht and spending $30,000 a month on wine. but this morning, depp says his former management's company claims of his alleged psychological issues and
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compulsive spending disorder, now splashed across the headlines, should be stricken from the proceedings, calling the company's claims an attempt to publicly vilify mr. depp. >> he's been a star for 25 years. i don't think this is going to bring him down. now, does it help him? probably not. but i don't think that people make their judgment about whether to see a johnny depp movie based on spending and his personal life. >> reporter: now after depp's latest filing, his former management group telling abc news, johnny depp is doing everything possible to prevent the truth from coming out and the claims against tmg are fictitious and he knows it. we should note that johnny depp has starred in films produced by abc's parent company, disney, and as far as this ongoing saga, depp is not commenting on the latest filing, but the next court date is a motion hearing in november with the case set to go before a jury. that happens on january 24th of next year. robin. >> so still a lot more to come. all right, amy. michael. robin, coming up on our big
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♪ i just want to say it's great to have you back. don't stay away so long next time. >> it's great to be back. i love this. i love being here with you and i love this big board. >> oh, yeah. >> it's a big move at an office
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that could change the way a lot of americans work. a tech company in wisconsin is offering to implant tiny microchips into its employees. >> not just -- but the chips could allow people to unlock office doors, make purchases. rebecca, come on here. >> so many questions about this, robin and michael. good morning. we asked a lot of them. this is the first american company to ever try this. one week from today many of the employees, including the ceo, will voluntarily have the microchips implanted into their bodies and they're calling it -- i'm not kidding here -- a chips and salsa party. this morning, like a scene straight out of 007. >> so you can keep an eye on me? >> reporter: employees at one wisconsin tech company, three square market, willingly making that fantasy a reality, implanting their own bodies with microchips. what did the employees say when you brought this idea to them? >> half of them actually within five seconds says yes.
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>> reporter: ceo todd westby along with 50 of his 80 colleagues, even his wife and kids, preparing to implant these chips, the size of a grain of rice, between their forefingers and thumbs so they can do everything from buy snacks in the break room to log in in the morning to unlocking doors with just the swipe of a hand. what did it take to persuade the holdouts? >> basically we had to explain to them there's no tracking of the information. it's not gps or anything like that. >> reporter: the radio frequency technology in the devices approved by the fda will be inserted with a small needle by a licensed technician. some internet experts warn the convenience could come at a cost. >> many things start off with the best of intentions, but sometimes intentions turn. >> we've survived thousands of years as a species without being microchipped. is there any particular need to do it now? >> reporter: participation is optional and some are holding
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out. >> there's always the fear of infection, so it's the unknown right now. >> reporter: but many are excited to give the new technology a try. >> i think it's kind of cool. just pop it up there and it'll work. >> just pop it up there. it's that simple so to give you a sense, here's a grain of rice. the chips will be inserted like this grain of rice right here between your thumb and forefinger and most of the employees have opted in. it is voluntary. >> one size fits all, i guess. now what happens if you get the implant and then you're like i don't want this anymore. >> so they told me in case this happens, you pop it out. you literally push it out the way you would push a splinter out of your hand. yes, hmm. >> hmm. >> okay. >> are you on board? >> no. >> no. >> thank you. coming up, a teacher who is making headlines taking to the streets to raise money for her students' school supplies. she is here live. she is here live. students' school supplies. she is here live.
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and good morning to you at 7:56. i'm reggie aqui from "abc7 mornings." mike nicco, a little bit of a cooldown, then it heats up again? >> yeah, today temperatures close to average, but then hot starting thursday through possibly next weekend. if you're at the coast today, light breezes, partly sunny, extreme sunshine if you're exercising elsewhere. on the water today, north of the bay bridge you've got that small craft advisory. 60s along the coast into san francisco, 70s around the bay, 80s inland. look at the heat, especially inland starting wednesday. alexis? well, it took a while, but we have a few more people on the roads now. live look at the bay bridge toll plaza, starting to thin out on the left side. pretty average, though, for the commute into san francisco. and a quick check of drive times. no issues in the north bay as usual. westbound 580 castro valley to the maze in the green, 22. heavy traffic northbound 101 between 280/680 to highway 85.
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a couple who connected on tinder three years ago whose messages have gone viral. they're meeting for the first time live next on "gma." another abc7 news update in 30 minutes and always on the news app and
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. breaking overnight, senator john mccain returns to capitol hill. less than a week after revealing he has brain cancer, jumping back into the crucial health care debate as the president puts the pressure on the senate to roll back obamacare. william and harry speaking about the death of their beloved mother princess diana and how loved they still feel 20 years later. william revealing he felt her presence at his wedding and diana's brother shares some home videos of a young diana never seen before. the photo that has a lot of people talking. this teacher at a busy intersection panhandling for money for school supplies for her own students. she is here live. what finally drove her to start asking everyone for help in her classroom. ♪ never been in love before >> the tinder twosome. they've been messaging each other for three years and
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they've still never met face-to-face. this morning before their first real date they're meeting live for the first time ever. while swiping right this morning as we say good morning, america. >> we're going to find out if it was worth the wait this morning. good morning to all of you. >> no pressure. also this hour i cannot wait to meet the teacher who is making a big statement taking to the streets raising money for her students' school supplies and she is here live. something that a lot of teachers have to do. they have to reach into their own pockets and make very little to begin with then they have to spend their own money for basic supplies. >> amazing story. she's definitely gone out of her way to make sure the students have what they need. we have the college student that so many are rooting for matched on tinder and messaged each other for three years without ever meeting. now they're both here live and we get front row seats to see
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what happens when they do meet. >> some of those messages hilarious. >> locked into different dressing room. the top story, big health care vote coming this afternoon in the senate as john mccain returns for the first time since being diagnosed with brain cancer. mary bruce on capitol hill with all the latest. good morning, mary. >> reporter: good morning, george. senate republicans are finally poised today to vote to debate health care and they're getting a surprise boost, senator john mccain returning here to washington to cast what could be the deciding vote on his party's defining promise to repeal and replace obamacare. the president tweeting so great that john mccain is coming back to vote. brave american hero. thank you, john. the president has been busy on twitter this morning unleashing on his attorney general and calling for a new investigation into hillary clinton. he is slamming jeff sessions accusing him of being very weak against clinton and, robin, these continued attacks against his own attorney general are simply unprecedented.
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>> never seen it before. you're right about that, mary. the other big story in our morning rundown, baby charlie, the case in london. charlie's parents are now ending their legal fight to seek new treatment for their son in the united states and james longman has been following the case from the beginning. good morning, james. >> reporter: good morning, robin. charlie's parents are this morning spending their final moments with their son. that's after deciding to end their legal battle to get him to the united states for that experimental treatment. charlie's father chris issued a moving statement outside court saying it's no longer in charlie's best interest to pursue treatment and we'll let our son go and be with the angels and went on to suggest had the couple been given permission earlier they may not be in this situation but the hospital do not agree with that opinion and they had some criticism for the u.s. specialist saying that he'd given them false hope. they said that dr. hirano had not read into the case enough and that's despite him giving written evidence to the court.
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connie and chris, charlie's parents, are now in talks with great ormond street hospital about how best to bring charlie's life to an end, and we're just two weeks away from charlie's first birthday. robin. >> all right, james, thank you very much. false hope. of course the parents were going to hold on to any hope like that. when they made that statement yesterday you could just feel the pain in having to come to that decision. now amy has the other morning rundown. >> that's right. good morning. we have new details about the fatal police shooting of justine damond, that bride-to-be from minneapolis. a newly released search warrant has revealed that a woman approached the back of the officer's patrol car and slapped it just before the shooting happened. the warrant did not specify whether that woman was justine damond or whether that slap was the loud noise reported by one of the officers at the scene. well, firefighters from 34 states have now arrived in montana to battle a series of wildfires that have now burned an area the size of new york city. a dozen homes have been
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destroyed already in the windy, dry conditions. a megamerger in the fashion world. michael kors is set to buy jimmy choo in a deal worth more than a billion dollars. choo whose stilettos were made famous by sara jessica parker on "sex and the city" is urging shareholders to approve that deal. >> you can buy two pairs. >> exactly. >> it turns out popular roombas have been collecting more than just dirt. the robotic volumes apparently have been mapping their owner's houses for years. the company is now coming under fire for a plan to sell all that data to companies like google and amazon. roomba says it will get permission first. some tense moments on a highway in new jersey when a camper swerved left and then right before finally jackknifing in traffic. other drivers remarkably able to hit their brakes in time and thankfully no one was injured in that crash. and finally, some big schools want to get their hands on this big guy. jaheim otis of columbia, mississippi, is entering just eighth grade this fall.
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take a look at that picture. let me give you his stats. he's already 6'4" and 286 pounds. he runs the 40-yard dash in under 5 seconds, 4.7 to be exact and has now received three full college football scholarship offers from mississippi, mississippi state and even alabama at the ripe old age of heading into eighth grade. >> you see him right there with nick saban, the head coach of alabama. when you're going into eighth grade. just enjoy the game. a lot between then and going to college. he just needs to enjoy but his stats are pretty impressive. >> 4.7 is real. >> he's moving. >> moving faster than i was. >> all right, you guys. coming up that teacher who went to extreme measures for her students to get school supplies. she is here live and we cannot wait to talk to her. prince william and harry are speaking out about their parents' divorce and how they still feel their mother princess diana's presence and, of course, we have lara upstairs. >> michael, this is josh, part
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♪ ♪ welcome back. it's tuesday morning so it's "good morning america" and this wonderful audience we have here with us. [ applause ] thank you, everybody. and i'm sure, michael strahan, when you were away how much did you miss "pop news"?
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>> you know what, i missed "pop news." i was up on vacation watching the whole show. i missed all of you. >> remember you used to call me every day and say can you just do "pop news" for me. >> personal "pop news." >> absolutely. >> what you got today? >> personal "pop news" for all of you. [ applause ] good morning. and good morning to you. some justin bieber news. the biebs pulling the plug on his "purpose" world tour, cancelling 14 days in asia and north america over the next three months due to unforeseen circumstances. the pop star releasing a statement on his official website thanking his fans and his crew for supporting him over the last 18 months in which he has performed over 150 shows across six continents. sources close to the biebs are chalking up the cancellation to sheer exhaustion from all of that travel. definitely not due to a lack of ticket sales. the tour has already grossed $93 million in just the first half of 2017. so we hope he's okay. >> yeah, that is a perfect song
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we have playing in the background. they're like, what do you mean. don't cancel on us. >> i know. >> it's a lot of shows. >> i'm sure he'll be back before you know it. also in "pop news" this morning, the rolling stones like to say you can't always get what you want, right? but they're giving us what we want in the way of new music. very excited. [ applause ] keith richards has revealed the band will head back into the studio, quote, any day now to record. this will be the first time in 12 years that they'll do so. he tells viewers on his ask keith richards youtube channel, i did not know that existed, that the band is cutting new stuff and considering where to take it next follows up on their 2005 "a bigger bang" and cover of album songs richards says that's what gave the band an
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energy boost to keep making music, and that is satisfaction. >> oh, yeah. [ applause ] i love this story. michael, i think you'll like this. alice cooper has made quite the discovery, everybody. the godfather of shock rock, he had a storage unit locker filled with his musical equipment and had it for 40 years. in there was also a document tube. he didn't remember he had it. surprise, surprise. and inside that tube an original silkscreen by andy warhol. >> wow. >> that's the image on it. it's unsigned. cooper's manager says it's been looked at by experts, though. it is the real deal. it was purchased in the '70s for $2500. it's not a popular image. it's a red electric chair from warhol's death and destruction series but, my, my, how things change. to give you the idea of the value today, the green version of the same image which is not as popular sold for $11.6 million in 2015. now, that is a great discovery. >> he doesn't have to tour anymore either. >> no. he'll be canceling his world tour. that will be tomorrow. anyway, that's "pop news" and
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congratulations, alice, on that. [ cheers and applause ] >> people ought to go to those flea markets. >> you never know. >> thank you for that personal "pop news." we appreciate it. now we turn to our "gma" cover story, prince william and harry are making headlines this morning sharing personal stories in a new documentary about their mother princess diana and abc's eva pilgrim is here with more. good morning, eva. >> reporter: good morning, guys. they were just 15 and 12 years old when their mother died. now, almost 20 years later, prince william and prince harry opening up speaking very candidly in a new documentary about what it was like growing up with princess diana as a mom and her legacy they hope to carry on. for the first time prince william and harry speaking candidly, publicly about princess diana's death. >> i was thinking to myself, how is it that so many people who never met this woman, my mother, can be crying and showing more emotion than i am feeling.
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>> it's like an earthquake. it just ran through the house and took me a while for it to sink in. >> people deal with grief in different ways. and my way of dealing with it was by just basically shutting out, locking it out. >> reporter: in the documentary diana's younger brother charles sharing home movies of a young diana we've never seen before. >> she was always caring of little people. i suppose i was the first little prn person that she cared for. >> reporter: her family opening up by diana's triumphs and troubles, specifically that infamous relationship with the paparazzi. the documentary referencing a specific incident on a ski vacation in austria. >> could i ask you to respect my children's space? >> i don't believe being chased by 30 guys on motorbikes who block your path or make a woman cry in public to get the photographs, i don't believe that is appropriate. >> reporter: prince harry also revealing the struggles they faced as children of divorce. >> we were -- the two of us were bouncing between the two of them and we probably -- we never saw
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our mother enough or we never saw our father enough. >> reporter: both men talked about how loved she made them feel, a love they still feel 20 years later. the princes say they still feel their mother's presence with them and william revealing he even felt her with him at his wedding. >> when it came to the wedding, i did really feel that she was there. you know, there's times when you look to someone or something for strength and i very much felt she was there for me. >> they talked a lot about their mother's humanitarian work, causes they have now taken on, william saying he hopes his mother would be proud of him. >> i'm sure she would. >> i know we said it before but it's so great to see them so open about everything that they've been going through. and eva, thank you. now we'll go to ginger who is out in the new york harbor. hey, ginger. >> hey there, michael. yeah, thanks to circle line i made my way out on a boat in the new york harbor with my buddy craig o'connell. he's a marine biologist, a
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conservationist. we have the city behind us and talking about shark week. great white sharks potentially in these waters around new york city. there is a lot more to discuss and we'll do that in just a . good morning. i'm abc 7 news meteorologist mike nicco. you're accuweather highlights. snipe a break from the mete heat today. cool tonight clouds return to all neighborhoods, a drizzle near the coast and a heat wave developing in our inland neighborhoods. could be the longest one we've had all years. temperatures in the mid to upper 60s, half moon bay, san francisco and richmond. low upper 70s around the bay and 80s inland. tonight great sleeping weather, back in the 50s for most neighborhoods. check o all right. now to that big hearted oklahoma teacher making headlines. panhandling for money on the side of the road to buy her students classroom supplies. raising awareness about the need for increased education funding.
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we're going to meet her live in just a moment. even her dad is here. here's her story first. >> thank you, i appreciate you so, so much. >> reporter: teresa danks has been an oklahoma teacher for 21 years. but today she's leaving the classroom and heading to the streets. making $35,000 per year, she says she spends $2,000 to $3,000 of her own hard earned cash for school supplies each year. >> we are begging and, you know, we don't want to call it that but this kind of shows that it is. >> reporter: on tuesday, danks taking matters in her own hands hitting the road and asking others to fund her classroom. making over $100 in just one day. >> i'm not alone. i mean we're all doing it so i'm just one voice of many. >> reporter: over 75% of the nation's public schools have at least one teacher posting a request on donors choose, a
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website where teachers ask for funding and more than half ask for basic supplies like pencils and books. teresa is just one of many. still fighting every day for her students' futures. >> i'm getting emotional and people are like -- teachers are you are the reason i'm alive today. [ applause ] >> it is great to have third grade teacher teresa danks here live with us in the studio. [ applause ] you know, we're all remembering our teachers, every one of us right now. bless you, bless you. i know this is not something that you wanted to do. you weren't seeking this kind of attention. but it has brought such awareness. how did you come up with the idea? your husband helped you. >> we were just talking over breakfast and talking about the budget cuts and just the seriousness of the issue and he kind of jokingly said, well, i guess you could always make a sign and go to the streets like the panhandlers do. and think about, my dad always told me if you've got a problem, find a way to fix it and find a
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solution, and so i thought, this just might get some buzz out there and get people talking about it and bring awareness back to the situation that's so serious across america. >> across america. your dad is sitting right there. do you remember telling her that, to take action and not sit back. >> hopefully we brought them up to conquer the problem, not be running from them. >> she is not running from them, sir. that's for doggone sure. i have heard and we all have heard from so many teachers who have said they reach into their own pockets every year. this is for basic supplies, pencils, books. >> anything beyond that. anything with early childhood through third grade, hands on project based learning. it just takes a lot to do our job well and educate our children. >> your dad said you don't run but was it a little scary being out there? >> oh gosh, it was terrifying. i told my husband, okay, let's do this quick before i lose my nerve. i was scared but quickly the support and the love -- >> what was the reaction?
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what were people saying to you? >> people were just like oh, my gosh, thank you for doing this. thank you for teaching. you know, just thank you, thank you, thank you and the one that got me so emotional said it's teachers like you that are the reason that i'm alive today, and that really choked me up. >> it started a go me fund. >> yes, we did. >> and do you know over $12,000 already, $12,000 for your go me fund and you said, part of this you want to build a foundation because you know you're just one of many. i know many teachers reached out to you. what do you want to do with the foundation? >> i have so much support through teachers across the nation and so we are at this moment starting a foundation to try to, you know, get supplies in to the hands of teachers across america. that's our goal and so, we have to have our go fund me account but even as of today you can donate directly into any rcb bank in the state of oklahoma, any of them. >> right to the bank and that will go for the school supplies
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and what the teachers need like that. >> yes. >> any negative reaction? did anybody -- have you heard from anybody and what would you say to somebody that says, did you have to go to these lengths? >> you know, maybe not. but nothing else has been working. we have got teachers picketing the capitol every single weekend, they go unseen and unheard and we just get tired of the empty promises and i wanted to do something to make a difference. i didn't know it was going to make this big of a difference but i'm glad it did. >> you know, i don't have to tell you, the difference in education makes in any child's life. >> absolutely. i always say that an educated nation is just going to be a better nation. [ applause ] >> yeah. well, we want to help you out as well. we have some dear friends from retail me not. >> thank you so much. >> we have some supplies here for you, and if you reach into
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the little pocket there, again, this is from retail-me-not. they try to help folks save money. >> ah. >> so $3,000 donated to you. from retail me not. so they try to make it affordable for people as well so they try and help. >> thank you very much. >> your final word here, what is your message for people this monk? >> my message is whether you donate to us or you get out in your own community and just visit your local schools and just ask them what they need and just help out. you know, i want to get this message to the legislators in our state and the legislators across america that it is time to put america -- the american children first and, you know, really get serious about education. >> what's a teacher that impacted your life? >> oh, i had a great sixth grade teacher, named mr. little and he was like over six feet tall. >> mr. little. >> mr. little, yes, and i had a great teacher named mr. mann in the junior high and it was in southern california, just
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awesome teachers that inspired me. >> victoria beck for me. she was at nichols junior high and i remember she said nothing from nothing leaves nothing. you got to have something if you want to be in my classroom because i was cutting it up. i'll never forget she took it from the song. teresa, thank you. i know your father is very proud of you and we appreciate it very much. coming up, okay, but the dating app, after messaging for three years these two college students are meeting face-to-face for the first time live. live.
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good morning. i'm jessica castro from "abc7 mornings." a lawsuit is set to be filed against warriors all-star draymond green over an alleged assault. the lawsuit is tied to an incident where green allegedly slapped a former michigan state football player last july. green was arrested, then released on $200 bond and did not appear in court. and now let's check our traffic update. hi, alexis. >> hey, good morning. and we do have a sig alert in tracy on 205. it's actually impacting both directions there. the crash was on the westbound at 11th street. a semi went through that center barrier, so left lanes are blocked eastbound and westbound. no estimate on when we'll get that cleaned up. sounds like there's a fuel spill involved as well. so pretty heavy delays on 205 out of tracy. jessica? >> alexis, thank you. meteorologist mike nicco has a
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quick look a
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all right, let's take a look at your temperatures. most of us in the low to mid-60s right now. if you're going to be out and about, you can see breaks in the cloud cover already. it will be dry on the roads all day, mildest temperatures this week but a small craft advisory north of the bay bridge from noon to 10:00. check out the heat inland starting tomorrow, jessica. >> mike, thank you. another update in 30 minutes and always on our news app and
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abc7news.com. and join us for "abc7 mornings" weekdays 4:30 to 7:00. "gma ♪ this is my heartbeat song and i'm going to play it ♪ ♪ been so long welcome back to "gma," everybody. we have a great crowd here on this tuesday morning as you can hear from all the applause. [ applause ] and this is a crowd that is full of love and we have quite the love story. two college students are trending big this morning from the greatest tipdz joke of all time and you can say they are taking things slowly. >> yeah. really slowly. >> or really, really slowly. >> so after michelle and josh matched on tinder they delayed their big date for, oh, three years so now they're finally going to meet ocho other for the very first time right here on "gma." but first michael has a look at how this whole thing started. >> meet josh, meet michelle, two college students living on the same campus swiped right and
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matched on a dating app tinder. a 21st century love story boy meets girl but trouble is the boy has never met the girl. josh reaching out right away but michelle waiting two months to reply, hey, sorry, my phone died. josh responded two months later, hey, sorry was in the shower and thus began one of the strangest courtships in online dating. each person coming up with new more creative excuses for their delay. michelle writing, hey, josh, presidents' day had me swamped recently. you know how it gets. josh replied five months later, sorry, i haven't been quick to respond. i just got over a serious relationship when i was a sophomore in high school. this went on for three years. and to this day they have not met face-to-face until right now right here on "gma." [ cheers and applause ] >> and we're so excited to have josh and michelle with us and we've been keeping them apart all morning long. they have not seen each other.
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before we do we have a few questions. michael, you start. >> i'll start with michelle. everybody is wondering how were you guys able to keep this going for three years? >> i was committed to my joke. i was not going to -- i loved the fact that we had a similar sense of humor and didn't want to give up that great joke we had. >> josh tweeted out this funny conversation that these two have been having for three years and it went viral by the way. people are like, did you clear that with michelle first. >> oh, no. not at all. as a matter of fact, i didn't even know michelle's last name until the day i posted it and a friend of a friend commented her name in the bottom so it took three years for me even to learn her last name. >> and when you realized that the tweet went viral, what happened after that. were you upset. >> no, i was not upset about it. i thought it was hilarious and great and we got to their a joke
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that's private between my best friends with the rest of the world. >> i feel like we're in "the dating game" right now. i am so nervous for both of you. we want to do a test to see how much you two have in common since you did match up on twitter. michelle, i'll ask you describe your perfect date. >> my perfect date would probably be anything that can get us laughing, you know, as long as we're having a good time enjoying ourselves together is probably what's most perfect. >> i like that. >> all right, so josh right back at you. your perfect date. >> hmm, i love outdoor things so if we're doing something outdoors, snorkeling but most important thing is the food. need good food. >> does that sound good? >> oh, 100%, definitely. >> all right. >> all right. >> i think we're off to a good start. >> another thing is, okay, here we go. what is your go to song at a karaoke bar. >> "summer of '69." brian adams. i sing it every wednesday night.
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>> my would be "all of me" by john legend. i belt that song. >> really. you kill it? >> in the shower i kill it. >> that's really just melted a lot of hearts. >> all right. so, josh, if you got to an airport and had two snacks yoshgs faufrts junk food. >> movie theater popcorn. love movie theater popcorn and chips. just chips. >> just good old potato chips. >> plain old potato chips. >> you. >> i'm more of a cuddle girl than movie butter popcorn but i'm definitely a chip girl as well. >> i think we have something here. same question to both of you guys. favorite tv show to binge? >> hands down "the office." i can watch that any time, any day. [ applause ] >> michelle, how about you. >> exact same for me. i think i've seen it like eight types now. >> no way. >> i mean, i want to knock down this wall. >> that is awesome.
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>> i tell you what, lara, i mean "the office" at the end they both say the same thing. think it makes it official. you're a match made in tinder heaven. >> you'll meet on the heart. are you ready. are you ready for the moment. >> are you guys ready? [ cheers and applause ] >> ready? three, two, >> hey, michelle. it is so good to finally meet you. [ cheers and applause ] >> busted like crazy. >> three years, three years you've been going back and forth and do have a lot in common. how does it feel to meet in person. >> you know, we just had to wait to do it on "good morning america," i guess. >> seems like the perfect ending. >> best meeting i could imagine. are you kidding me? it's amazing. >> what are do your parents think. >> honestly i hope they're thinking good things. no, it's just been a crazy
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adventure so far so i know it took me by surprise and them by surprise in my parents have been losing their minds. we've been on the phone constantly. they are dying to finally meet you. >> the thing is your sister met her fiance on tipnder. >> she gave me hope this is where it's at. they're getting married in november. >> no pressure. >> just a little pressure. >> i don't know if you guys know but so tinder loved this story and offered you guys they said come on, enough is enough you need to meet. you pick the city and we'll send you on the date. >> we picked maui. >> so after the show you two are going to maui. >> yes, we are. >> our first date. are you kidding me? maui. it's crazy. >> we're happy we could help you meet. >> absolutely. we're so appreciative. >> a dream come true. >> this has been unreal. >> i can't believe i'm seeing her right now. >> hopefully a first of many
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times. and congratulations on it and enjoy maui and everybody stay right there. we'll be right back. [ cheers and applause ]
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>> so good to see you. it really is. ♪ when i met you in the summer ♪ welcome back to "gma" and want to go back out to ginger. another look at josh and michelle. they're having a good time. here's the happy couple one more time going to maui. >> thor so cute. ginger out in new york harbor celebrating shark week. >> george, i have to tell you, shark week is hitting really close to home tonight. the show is called "sharks and the city." new york and, yes, it is narrated by "sex and the city's" very own mr. big. your special is on tonight. the question is are sharks headed to manhattan, great whites? we'll find out, take a look. >> shark, we got a great white shark. >> reporter: move over, jaws, new tourists are swimming to town and taking a bite out of the big apple. >> if i could just catch one that would go a long way to understanding why these white shark conservationist and marine biologist craig o'connell has been tracking great whites off the new york coast for ten years. >> i want to know why these sharks are returning. what's bringing them back?
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>> cleaner water for one but also a growing seal population. the ultimate shark bait. just west of brooklyn lies swinburne island. >> when you have seals you could have some great white sharks. >> reporter: it's been more than 300 years since new york city has seen an abundance of marine life, including the great white. maybe it's time the city gains a new york mascot. >> a new york great white shark probably fast, big teeth and a lot of attitude. >> so, craig, you've been doing this for a long time and we saw in the piece seals are the first indicator but why else do you know that sharks -- the great whites are coming here? >> we're beginning to get cleaner waters in new york and seeing whales and all are indicators that the environment is getting healthy and when you have a healthy environment you get sharks. >> okay, and you get so close. your cameras are right there. how are you doing it safely? >> this is my favorite piece of technology right here. it's a baited camera trap. really simple device, pvc, bait, a gopro. you drop it down to the sea floor for about three hours and retrieve it and hope it's all mangled.
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that's a sign a great white may have absolutely destroyed it. then you watch all the footage. really simple tool for me to survey the wears around new york and what we actually saw changed the way i see the waters around new york forever but we also have this new device, this is called the fin cam inspired by my friend andy brandy casagrande. it's a really simple device. you catch a shark, you put this on its dorsal fin and right here after three hours they will corrode and pop up to t sea surface and send a signal to the boat so i can try to find it but the beautiful thing about this right here is that there's this awesome camera and as a shark swims around we see everything that the sharks are seeing. we're going to learn about the biology of these animals and it will help us conserve the sharks in new york waters. >> i know you can't say exactly where but it was a popular tourist destination that you saw a great white, so what do we tell kids? now that we're telling them they're coming, how do we stay safe? >> instead of instilling fear we need to tell them the truth about sharks and sharks are
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krths incredibly important. we need to teach them that these animals can balance an entire ecosystem and i think we need to tell kids it's way more dangerous to be walking around new york city in 2016, more new yorkers -- >> hit each other. >> literally, they're ten times more likely to get bit by other good morning. i'm meteorologist mike nicco. starting off partly cloudy, temperatures in the 60s at 9:00. we'll stay in the 60s at the coast, while we'll hit the 70s and 80s, a little bit below average this afternoon around the bay and in >> that weather brought to you by state farm. craig and i will stay on this boat and head out to you. >> thank you, ginger. time now for a look at the highly anticipated new spy sequel "kingsman: the golden circle" and jesse palmer has all the details. >> good morning, lara. this is an unbelievable cast.
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what happens when you combine channing tatum, halle berry, jeff bridges and more, you got a movie that's giving james bond a run for his money. ♪ talking about my generation >> reporter: move over, bond, the kingsmen are back. the british spy agency returning to the big screen for a highly anticipated sequel, "kingsman: the golden circle." ♪ get around >> reporter: we caught up with the cast as they took over comic-con. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: and shared secrets of the new movie. the big question, how colin firth could possibly be returning after -- spoiler alert -- harry hart's death in the first film. >> it might be a mirage or a dream sequence for an even twin. >> taron egerton back as eggsy. he's once again cast with saving the world. >> kingsman is completely obliterated. we find that we have a sister organization called the
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statesmen, and we've managed to rope in some little known arcs to play those roles. >> reporter: those little-known actors, channing tatum, jeff bridges, halle berry and pedro pascal. >> we're like the american version of the kingsman and we have a lot of gadgets. >> we do. it's america. everything is bigger. >> everything is bigger and better. >> reporter: these new american spies jumping at the chance to be a part of the film's sequel. >> when i got the call i was super excited. i was such a fan of the first movie. >> were you? wasn't that great. so fresh and like the best james bond type -- >> on steroids, though. >> yeah. >> reporter: tatum promising these die-hard fans won't be disappointed. >> every scene is a talking point in this film and it's beyond my expectation, like 100%. >> very american. >> yeah, it is. >> an amazing cast and i cannot wait to see the movie but we'll have to wait because "kingsman: the golden circle" hits theaters september 22nd. >> all right, thank you for the preview, jess. coming up, kelsea ballerini performing live on "good morning america." coming up. ♪
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how much do we love this woman, kelsea ballerini. "people" magazine calling her the country sweetheart and billboard dubbed her country's new queen. thrilled to have you back. >> hello. good morning. >> oh, my gosh. >> it's good to be back. >> you always have a big smile on your face and rightfully so. you've got some news. you got that sophomore album coming out. will you tell us the name and release date. >> okay, guys, it's called " "unapologetically" and it's coming out november 3rd. >> november 3rd. " "unapologetically." >> such a secret. i'm so excited. >> you are the only woman in country history, the first three singles you released going number one, now you have this one coming out. tell us about the song you're
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about to perform. >> this is the first single from the new record and i feel like it covers loss and love and life which is what the whole record is about so it's kind of like the first step to everything. >> all right. you've been so good to us. >> thank you. >> we're so happy for you and these people over here are especially happy. >> we're not going to keep her fans waiting any longer with the lead single off her upcoming album coming out, november 3rd. " "unapologetically." here's kelsea ballerini and "legends." ♪ we were golden we were fire we were magic ♪ ♪ yeah and they all knew our names all over town ♪ ♪ we had it made in the middle of the madness ♪ ♪ we were neon in a grey crowd yeah we wrote our own story ♪ ♪ full of blood, sweat and heartbeats ♪ ♪ yeah ♪ we didn't do it for the fame or the glory ♪ ♪ no but we went down in
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history ♪ ♪ yeah we were legends loving you baby it was heaven ♪ ♪ what everyone wondered we never questioned ♪ ♪ closed our eyes and took on the world together ♪ ♪ do you remember we were crazy tragic and epic and so amazing ♪ ♪ i'll always wear the crown that you gave me ♪ ♪ we will always stay lost in forever and they'll remember we were legends ♪ ♪ like we were written down in permanent marker ♪ ♪ not even the brightest sun could ever fade come whichever hell or high water ♪ ♪ well it was always me and you
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either way hey we wrote our own story ♪ ♪ full of blood, sweat and heartbeats we didn't do it for the fame or the glory ♪ ♪ we just did it for you and me ♪ ♪ and that's why we were legends loving you baby it was heaven ♪ ♪ what everyone wondered we never questioned ♪ ♪ closed our eyes and took on the world together do you remember ♪ ♪ we were crazy, tragic and epic and so amazing ♪ ♪ i'll always wear the crown that you gave me ♪ ♪ we will always stay lost in forever and they'll remember we were legends ♪
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good morning, everyone. i'm jessica castro from "abc7 mornings." let's check in with mike nicco. a little cooler today, but could be changing, right? >> definitely going to change, absolutely, jessica. hi, everybody! beautiful start from our exploratorium camera at pier 15. extreme sunshine if you're going to be out exercising. small craft advisory north of the bay bridge. 60s, 70s and 80s today but 60s, 80s, 90s, even 100s in my accuweather seven-day forecast. okay, we still have our sig alert in tracy. a semi went through the center barrier there. it started on the westbound side of 205 at 11th street, crashed through to that eastbound side, so still have the left lanes down in both directions and some pretty hefty backup, especially westbound. quick check of the bay bridge toll plaza, typical delays. jessica? >> alexis, thank you. time now for "live with kelly &
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ryan." we'll be back at 11:00 for the "abc7 midday news >> announcer: it's "live with kelly and ryan!" today, television superstar kelsey grammer. and from the series "younger," debi mazar. and a performance by country recording artist sara evans. plus, anderson cooper returns for another day of cohosting. all next on "live!" ♪ [cheers and applause] and now, here are kelly ripa and anderson cooper! [cheers and applause] ♪ >> kelly: thank you very much.

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