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in jellyfish. in clinical trials, prevagen has been shown to improve short-term memory. prevagen. healthier brain. better life. good morning, america. breaking overnight, a deadly plane crash in hawaii. the worst aviation accident in the u.s. in years. nine people killed when the twin engine plane erupted in flames after slamming into the ground. >> assist battalion 4 and battalion 5 with a downed aircraft near mokuleia beach park. >> the tragedy possibly witnessed by family members. what we're learning about this horrifying accident. deadly storms. >> oh, man. >> heavy rain, high winds batter the nation's heartland. 40 million americans on alert. damaging hail, tornado and flash flood threats, plus does this look like the first day of summer? striking the air strike. president trump explaining his
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crucial decision to call off a retaliatory attack on iran for downing that surveillance drone. his rationale and this question, could a strike still happen? team coverage including a report from the region. tenth death. the state department confirming another american died in the last year while visiting the dominican republic. the country's tourism minister speaking out. why he's criticizing recent reports. and positively beastly. dogs with dastardly looks vying for the title of world's ugliest dog. howls instead of cat calls at this canine competition. who came in first? good morning, and let's get right to our top story. the breaking news overnight involving a fatal crash of a skydiving plane in hawaii. >> yeah, nine people dead.
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no survivors here and, worse, some family members of the people on board were actually waiting at the airport and they possibly witnessed this crash. >> this morning the investigation into what went wrong. abc's marci gonzalez is on the story from our l.a. bureau. marci, good morning. >> good morning, whit. this is absolutely horrible. the details are still coming in this morning. we do know the medical examiner and local investigators are on the scene right now of what is the deadliest civil plane crash since 2015. overnight this plane bursting into flames as it crashed in hawaii killing all nine people on board. >> assist battalion 4 and battalion 5 with a downed aircraft near mokuleia beach park. >> reporter: the twin engine skydiving plane coming down just after takeoff from dillingham on oahu's north shore. firefighters rushing to the scene. >> when we were driving this way, we saw a big fire.
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firemen trying to put it out, crazy. >> reporter: transportation officials saying six people on board the beechcraft 65 king air were employees of the oahu parachute center. the other three customers. some of the victims' family members possibly witnessing the crash. >> we left some family members behind, and then they took off on the flight. >> reporter: on their website the oahu parachute center advertisingh that they brought thousands of customers on tandem jumps with highly qualified instructors saying safety is our number one priority. this morning, the company still hasn't commented on the crash that left even seasoned first responders stunned. >> in my 40 years as a firefighter here in hawaii, this is the most tragic aircraft incident that we had. we had some helicopters with the military, but this is a civilian plane that went down and with that many people on board. >> reporter: and officials say they have identified the victims but aren't releasing their names yet. the faa and the ntsb are now heading to the scene to investigate the cause of this deadly crash. dan. >> yeah, you can hear the emotion in the voice of that firefighter.
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marci, thank you very much for your reporting this morning. we're going to move on now to our other breaking story this morning. severe weather, high winds, hail, power outages, even deaths, 300 damaging storm reports from south carolina all the way up to colorado where it is snowing this morning on the first full day of summer, and rob marciano is right there. robert, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, dan. can you believe this stuff? snow on the first full day of summer. we're under a winter weather advisory. this is a cold core system, even had thunder snow earlier. it's helping spawn those thunderstorms with damaging reports as you mentioned over 300 of them across the midwest and southeast including a 95-mile-an-hour wind gust here in colorado. check out some of the video outside of kansas city where winds were gusting 80 miles per hour there. hail as well. 144,000 people at one point without power from kentucky through georgia. nashville, you had damage and debris with 70 plus-mile-an-hour
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wins and a couple of fatalities in missouri and springfield, trees on top of cars. a common sight from the storms that rolled through las night. severe storms today, the threat is going to be across the midsection of the country again as this system pours out of the rocky mountains so 40 million people in the threat zone with these thunderstorms. also flood alerts are up, significant rainfall with these systems over some saturated ground, more on this throughout the morning. eva, back over to you. >> that's not what you expect to see on the first full day of summer, rob. we'll check back with you later. now to the tensions between the u.s. and iran. the president explaining why he backed off a prepared strike and this as the faa urges airlines to avoid iranian airspace after flight radar shows the missile that took down an american drone came close to a commercial airliner. our live team coverage starts with abc's senior national correspondent terry moran at the white house. good morning, terry. >> reporter: good morning, eva.
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it was the attack that wasn't. that didn't happen and in that instant it seems that whole tense u.s./iran dynamic shifted and u.s. allies and adversaries in the region and around the world are now recalibrating their estimation of president trump and of the u.s. role in the world. but first they're trying to figure out what happened. this morning, president trump is offering explanations of why he changed his mind about attacking iran at the last minute telling nbc news he asked generals about casualties. >> they said, came back and said, sir, approximately 150, and i thought about it for a second. i said, you know what, they shot down an unmanned drone, plane, whatever you want to call it, and here we are sitting with 150 dead people that would have taken place probably within a half an hour after i said go ahead. and i didn't like it. i didn't think it was -- i didn't think it was proportionate. >> reporter: trump also
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tweeting, we were cocked and loaded to retaliate but added, i am in no hurry. on capitol hill, speaker of the house nancy pelosi who says she was not notified about the aborted attack urged calm. >> de-escalate, de-escalate, de-escalate. take a deep breath, and de-escalate. >> reporter: but iran shows no signs of backing down. releasing this video of what tehran claims is part of the wreckage of the drone it shot down thursday and insisting that drone had violated iranian airspace which the u.s. denies. u.s. centcom spokesperson lieutenant colonel earl brown saying we have no reports of recovered debris and adding at no point in time did any u.s. aircraft enter iranian airspace on june 19, 2019. with the iranian economy reeling from u.s.-led sanctions, the regime is seeking to raise the tension in the persian gulf and vowing not to yield as the country's foreign minister made clear to martha raddatz earlier this month. >> threats against iran never
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work. never threaten an iranian. try respect. that may work. >> back now with terry at the white house and, terry, is the white house still planning on a military strike, or are they looking to pursue a diplomatic solution now instead? >> reporter: well, eva, no question this non-attack turned the page. look, the president and the white house are going to say all options remain on the table but it is clear the pentagon telling abc news that they are in effect standing down. there are no preparations for an imminent attack, and the u.s. has requested a u.n. security council on monday. we also know that president trump is looking to more sanctions. at the end of the day he's looking for a deal but it sure sounds like iran wants an end to sanctions first. eva. >> all right. terry moran for us at the white house, thank you. >> whit. >> eva, the proximity of the iranian missile that downed an american drone to a passenger flight is leading multiple airlines to change their routes. abc's foreign correspondent
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james longman joins us from the gulf of oman, and, james, you're learning more about that midair scare. >> reporter: yeah, good morning, whit. that's right. when that u.s. drone was shot down by iran, a qatar airways flight was just 45 miles away according to the faa. flight radar shows the qatar jet on its way to bangkok from doha passed almost directly between the launch point and the drone and at the speed those planes fly, there's every chance that missile could have locked on to the wrong target. >> which could have been devastating, and we know that u.s. air carriers are taking that very seriously. how is this incident impacting flights in the region? >> reporter: yeah, so that close call and rising tensions here prompted the faa to ban u.s. operated flights over iran, the persian gulf and the gulf of oman. some of the carriers affected include united, u.p.s., fedex, atlas and polar air, and the faa says about 31 flights a week are affected. and note that a few international airlines are doing the same including major
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companies like british airways and lufthansa. there's still a lot of uncertainty here, whit. >> james longman in the gulf of oman for us, we appreciate your reporting. >> dan, over to you. >> whit and james, thanks to you both. we move on to the other developing story involving the trump administration. a plan to arrest 2,000 family members in massive deportation raids, raids that are expected to be carried out this weekend. this morning the fear in immigrant communities and the officials in some cities who are actively pushing back against the feds. abc's lana zak is on the story from washington. lana, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you, dan. these mass raids are unprecedented for targeting families in their homes, but the acting director of immigration and customs enforcement tell abc that the raids are, quote, not about fear, but he says the integrity of the system. this morning, immigration and customs enforcement agents planning a mass roundup of family who are in the u.s. illegally. in an unprecedented of force predawn raids of more than 2,000 people who have already received
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deportation orders are expected tomorrow in as many as ten major cities. >> one of the greatest pull factors for families to come here is they know once they arrive in the united states, they remain here untouched. we have to change that message. >> reporter: the plan revealed days after president trump tweeted that sweeping deportations were imminent. several mayors including in los angeles, baltimore are refusing to cooperate urging immigrants to know their rights saying by law they do not have to open their door for i.c.e. agents without a warrant signed by a judge. >> every american should be outraged that an elected official would use the terror of families and children as campaign material. >> reporter: this comes as a record number of families are being detained at the u.s./mexico border where border patrol detention facilities are overwhelmed and i.c.e. detention centers strained as well with a lack of space, especially for families prompting questions this morning about the focus of these raids. >> our priority and the priority of the federal government should be to go after people that are a
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clear and present danger. that's gang members and felons, not necessarily families. >> our priorities remain the same. it's always going to be to go after the criminal aliens that have committed heinous crimes against american citizens but priorities does not mean all other demographics are exempt. >> and we are witnessing a striking schism between local law enforcement and i.c.e. many of the police departments in these cities say that they will not assist i.c.e. in these raids. chicago pd even terminating i.c.e. access to their database. >> lana zak for us. now to the presidential race. democratic hopefuls on the campaign trail trying to drum up support in an early primary state. we are now just four days ahead of the first democratic debate. 500 days to go before the 2020 election. abc's white house correspondent tara palmeri is in columbia, south carolina, with a look at what the candidates are focusing on. good morning to you, tara. >> reporter: good morning, eva. the south carolina primary is more than 250 days away, but these candidates are all down
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here at a steaming hot fish fry trying to make the case to african-american voters. that's because the palmetto state is one of the first primaries in the region. >> there's a whole bunch of candidates going to be coming on this stage. >> reporter: overnight a show of unity. 21 of the 23 democratic candidates on stage together in south carolina at congressman jim clyburs annual fish fry. >> whoever the democratic nominee is, we have to stay together and elect a democrat president of the united states of america. >> reporter: a bitter standoff between senator cory booker and vice president joe biden ending with a hug. this after one of the most divisive weeks on the campaign trail. >> for his posture to be to me, i've done nothing wrong, you should apologize, i'm not a racist is so insulting. >> reporter: biden defiant after booker called on him to apologize for reminiscing about the days of civility in the senate when he worked with segregationists. >> are you going to apologize? >> apologize for what? >> cory booker's called for it. >> cory should apologize.
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he knows better. >> reporter: the other candidates vying for clyburn's endorsement in the early primary state and making the case to black voters and they're not satisfied with biden's silence. >> look, i said very clearly, he needs to apologize. >> reporter: joe biden hasn't apologized. >> he should apologize. >> should he apologize? >> well, i'm going to leave that to him. >> would you apologize? >> well, i wouldn't say that, so -- >> what joe biden said was very important, which was that in order for us to solve the challenges of this country we've got to be able to come together. >> reporter: but some voters more concerned about who will beat president trump than anything else. >> right now at this point joe biden has the best chance at beating donald trump. >> i think biden is our best chance. >> i think any of those guys could beat trump. >> reporter: congressman jim clyburn is a bit of a kingmaker down here, so his endorsement matters, and he is defending joe biden. now, these candidates have a very busy weekend ahead of them and are speaking at a south carolina democratic primary
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event and a planned parenthood forum. dan. >> all right, tara, thank you so much. let's bring in our ringer, abc news chief political analyst matthew dowd who joins us from texas. matthew, good morning. let's start here with e biden. this whole dustup over his comments about working with segregationist senators. is this likely to be a long-term problem for him, or do you think it's just a blip? >> well, i think the longer term problem for joe biden is the fact that he got elected first before eight track tape came and went. i mean, that's the problem with joe biden. i think he still thinks the words and the actions and the policies of the '70s when he first came there apply today. i think it's not going to politically -- he can deal with this next week. he's got a debate next week. i think he can deal with this next week in the midst of the first debates next week, but i think, as i say, this particular incident isn't necessary a long-term problem. the long-term problem is does he fit the 21st century
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electorate that he's about to face? >> i'm trying to figure out whether i should explain to our younger viewers what an eight track tape is or a beta max. >> they will them it's long before ipod, it's long before ipod, it's long before downloading. >> yes, distinctly analog. let's stay on this issue of the democrats running for president. race as we've seen has been an issue for biden. it's also now an issue for one of the buzzy young democratic candidates, one of the candidates who may not know what eight tracks are. there's this video that's now surfacing of mayor pete buttigieg who skipped the campaign events in south carolina and returned to his home city where he is mayor in south bend, indiana, where he was surrounded by angry community members, some of them holding black lives matter signs. there's outrage now in south bend after the fatal police shooting of a black man. take a listen. >> we set up the body camera, right? and then they failed us when we needed them, so if you're saying it's not good enough, you're right. >> and that was a relatively tame moments. there were other moments where he was being screamed at.
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there's been talk for awhile buttigieg who has been on a rocket ride actually really needs to make inroads with black voters nationally if he's going to make it. how is this moment likely to play for him? >> well, i think -- i've always thought for candidates like pete buttigieg, the biggest test would not come in the rise but would come when they went through a gauntlet of bad press and i think this is a test of him. the other part i think that's affected, he's only held one political office, and that's mayor of south bend, indiana. and he has to demonstrate that that one political office he's held, he can do well and he can bring the community together. if that frays in that community, then one of the major points that he's running on, which is what he's done in south bend, indiana, starts to deteriorate. again, like joe biden, he's going to be in the midst of a debate next week. he's going to have to face these questions in this but as any politician -- as i look at any politician, the hardest part they have is when they go through the gauntlet, and we'll
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see how mayor pete survives through the first initial problem he's never had before. >> the candidates are being tested. that's the point of the system. matthew dowd, really appreciate your analysis. >> eva, over to you. >> thanks, guys. police are calling wednesday's shooting that killed a rookie sacramento police officer an ambush-style attack that lasted for hours. new dash cam video shows an officer approaching the gunman's home and then running for cover when shots were fired. adel ramos has been charged. with the murder in the death of 26-year-old officer tara o'sullivan. police say he used two assault rifles and other guns strategically placed in that home. officer o'sullivan was escorting a woman to pick up her belongings when the attack took place. a horrific crash on a highway in new hampshire involving a truck and a number of motorcycles. it left seven people dead, three others injured. you can see the truck in flames on the side of the road as wrecked motorcycles are scattered across the pavement. witnesses say drivers jumped out
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of their cars to try to help the wounded until the ambulances ultimately arrived. let's get back to weather. rob marciano in breckenridge, colorado, on this first full day of summer. we finally get a nice weekend in new york and you are playing in the snow, rob. >> how about it, whit. grab your board and let's shred the gnar. it's been an epic one, 485 inches in breckenridge and we may top 500 before it's all said and done. check out some of this drone footage we shot when it was snowing up the blue river raging trying to melt off the epic snowpack. 900% of the snowpack is what we're seeing, way above average and now we have more snow. big sty, montana, also seeing big snow. about half a foot falling there. looks like middle of winter like a picture postcard and snows will continue. winter weather advisory in affect for the rockies and up to ten inches in this area and this is going to help spawn more
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thunderstorms, severe weather tomorrow as well. good saturday morning. i'm lisa argen. here in santa cruz, it is cloudy now, upper 70s later. we are heating up for the first weekend of summer. cooling begins neck week. it will be quite breezy with cooler temperatures. today we are going in the opposite direction, sizzling inland, 93 later on in concord. upper elevation winds drying out the atmosphere today. 80 in oakland. 81 in san mateo with 84 in palo >> yep, it's snowing. you can fly fish just about any time of year. i tried my hat at it along that blue river. we'll have that for you later on in the summer. as a matter of fact, it feels like the ullr fest. that is the norris god of snow and this is customized hat right
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for you guys. >> i think it's evidence that rob can literally wear anything and still look good. >> that's right. >> on the news. >> oh, goodness gracious. >> thanks, buddy. >> go get warm. moving on, the fda is giving women who suffer from low sex drive a new option in treatment. the agency has approved a drug called vyleesei. it comes in an auto injector pen that is used in the thigh or stomach. this is only the second approved drug to treat women's low sex drive to enter the market for that. the drugmaker warning it's not for women with high blood pressure or heart disease. all right, so i have a completely different story from that. it's going to be a big pivot. but you know the elf on the shelf, the little guy around christmastime that surprises you in parts of the house. >> oh, yes. >> well, some homeowners in montana got a much bigger, furrier version of that. take a look. they found this sleepy black bear taking a nap on a shelf in their mudroom closet. police say the bear entered the home through the unlocked mud room door and then somehow managed to lock himself in. he tore up the room before making himself comfortable there on the shelf.
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wildlife agents tranquilized the bear and safely removed it from the home. they tried to scare it off. the bear just yawned. >> it looked like it was sucking its thumb. >> how did it get up there? >> lock your doors, everybody. >> strong shelf. >> tried all the doors until it found the one that was unlocked. >> that is crazy. the fbi is assisting with the investigation into american deaths in the dominican republic as the state department confirms a tenth american died there in the last year. "good morning america" is sponsored by state farm. talk to an agent today at 800-state-farm. 800-state-farm. ♪ ♪ so kim, you going for our big drive safe & save discount? yup, using the app. i've been quite vigilant. sharon says step on it. the meeting's started. ok, write her back 'dear sharon, don't mess with my discount!' faster mommy, i gotta go to the bathroom. i do too honey, but we're gonna hold it for mommy's discount. easy, easy! but you're in labor? don't mess with my discount! uh hem.
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it then spread to a nearby jamaican restaurant. the blaze grew to three alarms. no injuries to report thankfully. firefighters remained at the scene overnight putting out hot spots and watching for flare-ups. the fire department says it is 90% contained. getting a check of the weather with meteorologist lisa argen. hi, lisa. >> hey, chris. elevated fire danger here, combination of upper level offshore winds, low clouds and fog. fog in santa rosa, 54 downtown. we are looking at a hot day inland. low to mid 90s. thank for joining us. the news continues right now with good morning america.
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soccer federation and the 28 members of the u.s. women's soccer team. they will now go to mediation in the team's lawsuit over equal pay. if the mediation happens, it will take place after the players come back from france where they are currently defending their world cup title and team usa plays spain on monday. >> a lot of people waiting to see how that case could impact other sports as well beyond soccer, so interesting. first we want to get to this and start this half hour with officials in the dominican republic downplaying the reports of recent tourist deaths in the country. the tourism minister insisting it is safe to visit there. abc's erielle reshef joining us with more. erielle, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, whit. the fbi tells abc news it has a small team on the ground in the dominican republic assisting with the investigation into those american fatalities on the island. it comes as another grieving american family raises new questions about just how their loved one died. this morning, another american family searching for answers after this seemingly healthy father suddenly died in the
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dominican republic. >> we still don't have answers. >> reporter: state department officials confirming mark hurlbut from arizona is the tenth american to pass away while visiting different resorts across the island in the last year. his family telling our dallas station he complained to his wife he felt sick the night before he died last june. local officials determining the cause of death was a heart attack, but his family says he didn't have any heart issues. [ speaking a foreign language ] today the dr's minister of tourism pushing back on reports saying there are no mysterious deaths adding the fatality rate is actually lower than some previous years among the 3 million americans who visit. also saying what some media have characterized as an avalanche of deaths does not correspond with the reality that we are seeing today. as the fbi assists local authorities with toxicology reports, mounting frustration among grieving loved ones. >> canoeing together. >> reporter: the attorney for the family of cynthia day and
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nathaniel holmes who were recently found dead in their hotel room telling abc news we will let the facts and medical reports tell the story. and the u.s. state department says there has not been an uptick in fatal incidents of americans in the dominican republic. a spokesperson saying the overwhelming majority of americans who traveled to the island last year did so without incident. dominican officials urging everyone including those tourists that are heading to the country not to rush to judgment until these investigations unfold. >> whatever is going on here, it's a wrenching time for those families. >> absolutely. >> erielle, thanks very much. really appreciate it. >> let's get it back to rob now. it's been a weekend of severe weather and there's more on the way. rob is in colorado where on this first full day of summer it's been snowing. rob. >> hey, dan, yeah, it's a confluence of all the seasons, isn't it? snow season, severe weather season and fire season. this video shot out of phoenix where they got a large fire out there. 35% containment but they're getting a handle on it with the
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air drops. hot, dry conditions there. oppressive heat across much of the south, texas, louisiana, the arklatex region, humidity levels at dangerous levels. it feel like up and over 100 in shreveport, birmingham and >> good saturday morning to you. elevated fire danger today as we are looking at breezy north winds, near 80 inland at 9:00 and in the 90s by noon time. just as hot tomorrow. >> this weather report sponsored by subaru outback. it would come in handy to get down from the lodge. some of the roads are snow covered already. it's national pollinator week and as misdemeanor of you know the honeybees have taken a hit and lost 40% of their hives that we need to put food on the table.
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the workhorses of pollination, fertilizing flowers and crops, over 30% of the food americans eat is spawned by honeybees, and recently the population of these vital pollinators is dropping at an alarming rate. so we went to the only stand-alone invertebrate zoo in the world to look into it. why do we think the bee population is in decline? >> so, there are a lot of factors that play into the decline of bees. lack of habitat. also pesticide use and pathogens. >> what about climate change? what about a warming world? >> so that could be a huge impact. some of it has to do with when plants bloom. so if you're a bee and you come out in april every year expecting to see a certain flower blooming and now because of the change in climate, it's blooming in march, you missed your window. >> reporter: those plants then struggle to bear fruit. let's check out our chief pollinators. into the hives i go with zookeeper sara triplett. whoa! look at all those bees. >> so, the first thing they'll do, the young bees can excrete this wax out of glands on their
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abdomen and they'll form it into these cells and then the bees will leave the hive and collect nectar from flewers. >> reporter: but those negative factors now disrupting this very necessary pollination process. well, if you don't mind the bees are kind of freaking me out. i'm going to check out the butterflies. >> okay, that sounds good. >> reporter: these other pollinators facing similar fights. wow! look at this. this is amazing. >> pretty cool, huh. >> very cool. how many butterflies do you have flying around in here? >> over a thousand. >> over a thousand. >> reporter: from all over the world and our resident butterfly expert, 8-year-old zelda oaks, recognizes the importance. what would you tell other kids who are afraid of bugs, who don't like them? >> i would tell them that bugs usually are helpful to people and you can help them help you. >> she is so cute and smart. that is a neat spot down the hill in westminster, colorado. other things zelda says you can do to improve the population,
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cities. some see them as a convenient way to get around but the mayor in nashville wants a ban on them over concerns about public safety. abc's will reeve is here with more. >> good morning, eva. so in cities across america, electric scooters have quickly become ubiquitous. silicon valley tech money is powering their rise and users and fans say the scooters are convenient and they're environmentally friendly, but opponents say they clog streets and sidewalks and they put citizens in danger. this morning, another major city trying to take away the buzziest mode of transportation since ride sharing. >> to make nashville a great place for people to live, work and play, i think we need to pull them off the streets. >> reporter: nashville's mayor pumping the brakes announcing a ban on electric scooters. the mayor posed an ultimatum to the seven scooter companies last month saying he wanted them off the streets if they didn't address safety concerns. these scooters are hugely popular nationwide with an
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estimated 38.5 million scooter share trips in the u.s. for 2018. with no current national database tracking scooter accidents, austin public health teamed up with the cdc to try to learn more. nashville has seen its share of scooter-related incidents. in may 26-year-old brian gaulke died after a collision with an suv and just this week a man in tampa, florida, was seriously injured after a crash with a tanker truck shattering the scooter. in chicago, just one week into its e-scooter pilot program, doctors are already noticing an increase in scooter-related injuries. >> i'm seeing these scooters on every street corner and i'm thinking to myself, oh, my goodness, it's going to be a busy summer. >> reporter: mayor briley says for now the concerns outweigh the commerce. >> we can have some more conversations with the companies and decide whether or not it makes sense for them to come back. >> reporter: while nashville's
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mayor is recommending the ban, it's up to the metro council to ultimately approve it, and one of those companies, lime, which is one of those venture backed companies had a statement in response to the ban. they said, quote, lime has been responsive in addressing mayor briley's concerns and will continue to put safety first. >> it will be interesting to see how it all plays out. people are using those scooters. >> and they can be dangerous but also a lot of fun. >> dan is more of a segway guy. >> yeah, i like to think you have to wear a helmet. >> and elbow pads. >> you should wear a helmet for these scooters. >> that's the problem too. >> it's one of those things, you think you know how to use the scooter because, you know, right? >> well, thank you very much. >> after the break, whit and i are going to be on a tandem bike. >> we'll see about that. coming up here on "good morning america," this much i do know, they are positively beastly, but that is a compliment at the world's ugliest dog contest. this is the ocean.
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> welcome back to "gma." they are homely, hideous and horrid, but that's just what the judges are looking for at the world's ugliest dog contest. abc's romina puga has the canines capturing the spotlight. >> reporter: it's not the westminster dog show at the sonoma-marin fairgrounds in petaluma, california. these dogs are going tail to tail for the title of ugliest. each of the 17 pups this year made their way down the red carpet unleashing their unique beauty for the judges. but don't be fooled by josie's bling. it's not all glitz and glamour. most of the contestants were rescued from shelters and the whole event is to encourage encourage people to adopt and not shop. they come from far and wide. some missing hair, others needing a haircut. >> okay. that's going straight to the department of motor vehicles.
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>> reporter: molly came all the way from maine. >> we drove five hours from portland to new york and then flew five hours to san francisco and then took an hour and a half uber here. >> reporter: for linda and josie this is their eighth year competing. >> i think they do a wonderful thing here promoting dogs that are less adoptable. >> reporter: but in a dog eat dog world, only one canine can win, and it's not just bragging rights. they go home with $1500 and a supersize trophy. >> congratulations. >> reporter: this year's winner is scamp the tramp. his hair grows in dreadlocks, his tongue permanently sticks out but that doesn't stop him from spreading love at his day job as a pet therapist. >> tonight scamp has finally gone from scamp the tramp to scamp the champ. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: for "good morning america," romina puga, petaluma, california. >> what a perfect name for that dog, scamp the champ. >> kind of looks like yoda, by the way.
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"good morning america" is sponsored by sherwin-williams. ask sherwin-williams how to bring color to life with the very best paint. >> okay, so after chugging half a bottle of honey, diane went upstairs, repainted her office, went home, rearranged her sock drawer and now she's back with "pop news." >> then i tiled the roof too while i was at it. let's get started with "pop news" and we'll start things off with the rolling stones kicking off their tourvernight at chicago soldier field with a seemingly fully recovered mick jagger. check it out. ♪ everywhere i hear the sound of marching charging feet, boy ♪ >> so you might remember the "no filter" tour was originally
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supposed to start in april but was rescheduled after jagger, who is 75, underwent a medical procedure. at the time he promised he would be back. i'd say he definitely delivered. they've got a second performance at soldier field on tuesday and will be performing throughout north america. >> he's still got it. >> incredible. >> next to the big names getting their place on hollywood's walk of fame. the class of 2020 was just announced and among those in the movie biz getting the honor, julia robert, kies hemsworth, spike lee, octavia spencer and mahershala ali. and in the music world, we've got 50 cent, alicia keys and elvis costello. just some of the stars. 35 are being honored. a big congratulations to all of them. and finally, "operation oreo." the herman family of new york started noticing their favorite cookies were disappearing from the kitchen and suspected it was their 5-year-old maddie so set up a kitchen cam and here's what they discovered. >> that's not maddie. that's max, their 2-year-old golden doodle. watch as he tries and tries and finally gets down some of those oreos. the hermans say max is a great
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dog but that he can be a little naughty sometimes. >> isn't chocolate bad for dogs? >> well, he does not seem bothered by the oreos. >> every day i'm glad my cats do not have opposable thumbs. diane, great "pop news." thank you. we'll see you right back here tomorrow morning. good morning. tomorrow morning. "abc 7 news" morning. >> all news. >> all morning. >> i'm chris nguyen. menlo park residents get to celebrate the opening of a brand-new fire station today. fire station 6 is located on oak grove avenue. this $10.4 million project took 11 years to complete because of the recession and zoning issues,
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but it is finally done. a new museum in the back pays tribute to the legacy of the menlo park fire protection district. the grand opening celebration will be held today from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. also happening today, job seekers are hoping to turn the soon-to-open chase center into a great place to work. the first of two job fairs will take place today to fill 2,500 positions at the new home of the golden state warriors. positions include ushers, custodian, ticket taker, security and con sear airing roles. preregistration is required for today's event at the park 55 hotel, but the deadline to do that has passed. however, another job fair will take place on monday. medians have descended on san francisco for this weekend's cl cluster fest. the three-day festival is indoors and outdoors at the civic plaza and bill graham auditorium. you can check out the sets from shows like "the office" and
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"seinfeld." cluster fest continues today and tomorrow. turning to other now in our bay area forecast with ore meteorologist lisa argen. hi, lisa. >> hey, chris. we have a red flag warning, upper elevation, offshore winds and at the surface the onshore winds. that's why you see the low clouds, the fog. 52 in morgan hill. from downtown here, pier 39, it looks pretty out here. we will talk about rising temperatures coming up. >> lisa, thank you. up next, firefighters battle mug flames as an east bay business burns. we will have the
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news to build a better bay area. this is abc 7 mornings. it is saturday, june 22nd. good morning and thanks so much for joining us. i'm chris nguyen. we are looking ahead to a beautiful day across the bay area. meteorologist lisa argen has a preview of the accuweath forecast. hi, lisa. >> hey, chris. we have elevated fire danger in spots, and we are looking at upper elevation drying out the atmosphere but the fog is still with us, so that's a good thing. in fact, along the san mateo coast, the marin county coast, but the national weather service has a red flag warning in effect for counties and lake county, solano county, vacaville and middletown where the winds have been gusting to over 40 miles per hour on top of mount diablo right now. 37 miles per hour winds, not even in the fire weather watch, but always be advised this time of year when we have the offshore winds that you need to be


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