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good morning, america. this morning, breaking news. a u.s. helicopter is shot down in afghanistan. more than 30 people are killed, many of them, american troops. it is likely the biggest loss of life ever for u.s. troops in a single attack in that war. we'll have the latest. downgrade. for the first time in history, america's credit rating has been knocked down a peg. we are no longer a aaa nation. this could have some very real consequences for your mortgage, your credit card rates, even your job. the white house is fighting back. this morning, we're going to break it all down for you. downpour. a sudden and violent storm tears through north carolina. flooding entire neighborhoods. homes are evacuated. residents are trapped. and take a look at this.
so much water, a h hel ceiling collapses. and live pop. look at what's happening in the background of this reporter's live shot. a young man, on bended knee, not expecting to be popping the question on live television. so, what does she say? this is a big news morning, including what is really an earthqhqke, for american business and politics. our nation's credit rating has been downgraded. we all know what it means to have a bad credit score in our personal lives. that's basically what's happened to our government this morning. it has consequences for the rest of us. we'll have that news this morning. we do begin with breaking news out of afghanistan. the taliban is taking responsibility for shooting down a u.s. helicopter. more than 30 people were killed. and there are reports this morning, that most of them are u.s. navy s.e.a.l.s. abc's martha raddatz is in washington. and, martha, what do we know
right now about this deadly incident? >> reporter: this is just devastating news, bianna. it was a u.s. aircraft. a chinook aircraft. senior u.s. military official, 25 navy s.e.a.l.s., 7 afghan forces, likely special forces, 1 interpreter, the 5-member crew of the chinook helicopter, and 1 dog. we all know dogs are in these operations. we know this from the osama bin laden raid. so devastating, this news. and that, especially after that news in may, that s.e.a.l.s were able to kill osama bin laden in a raid. today's crash -- and they do believe it was from enemy fire, possibly a rocket-propelled grenade. they believe it was shot down right after an operation. this was in wardak province. now, i also want to add that the first person to say these were u.s. special operations forces was hamid karzai, the president
of afghanistan. he released a written statement, sending his condolences, for the loss of those troops and afghan forces, as well. but he was the first to say, special operations forces. and we did confirm through a senior military official they were navy s.e.a.l.s. as you know, bianna, very, very small community of these highly-trained, elite u.s. forces. >> that's true. a devastating blow this morning. martha, you know this area very well. how dangerous is it to fly over this region in afghanistan? >> reporter: well, we've certainly lost several helicopters. but this is the single-largest loss of life in afghanistan, in a single incident, since this war began. helicopters are hit fairly often. but they're usually much smaller helicopters. again, this is how you transport in the field. this is how you transport troops, in these large, chinook helicopters. you're really kind of sqsqezed in these helicopters. they're the kind that open from the back, so the troops can get out and in. >> a devastating story. huge loss of life. martha, we appreciate you waking
up early this morning for us and bringing us the latest. thank you. dan? >> terrible story in afghanistan this morning. now, to the other big story. america has been a aaa country since 1917. but this morning, that all changed. overnight, our credit rating was downgraded to a aa-plus, by standard & poor's, which is one of three companies that helps determine how safe it is to invest in governments or companies. s&p is saying, the u.s. government is not as safe a bet as it once was. a serious blow to our barely recovering economy. abc's david kerley has been tracking develops throughout the night from washington. david, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, dan. this is the first time ever, as you've mentioned, that the country's credit has been downgraded. and it ignited a contentntus battle between the white house and standard & poor's. this has to do with the debt ceiling battle we went through with months. you thought it was all over. but it is that battle itself that s&p cited for the downgrade. here's what they had to say. america's governance and
policymaking is becoming less predictable, less stable. debt and default have become political bargaining chips. that's why, overall, s&p said, quote, in the near term for progress on the debt and the deficit, it's less likely than we previously assumed. and will remain a contentious and fitful process. in essence, they don't think that congress, and the white use. they're saying what americans are saying. washington is broken. they don't see how progress can be made. so, from aaa to aa-plus, dan. >> so, this is a real example of how the mess in shington hurts the rest of us. i guess the question is, will it provoke both sides to sit down and craft a long-term deal for taxes and spending going into the future? let me get back to something you mentioned earlier, which is that the white house and the administration, generally, is pushing back very hard against this downgrade. what form is that pushback taking? >> reporter: the treasury department told reporters last night, that basically, a judgment by s&p that was flawed
by a $2 trillion mistake. they say they rushed to judgment. they corrected the mistake and still went on. this battle went back and forth yesterday, as the white house and the treasury tried to push it back. it didn't work. republicans and democrats pointing the fingers at each other, dan, this morning. doesn't sound like they will make progress anytime soon. but this may be a wake-up call. >> indeed. david kerley, stay tuned. we'll get back to you in a little bit. let's go over to bianna on the video wall this morning. >> because a credit downgrade is unprecedented, no one knows just how much it will affect your and the government's bottom m ne. but we do know it carries with it some serious consequences. first, the interest rate the government pays on that $14 trillion national debt, will go up. raising our government's annual interest cost up to $75 billion a year, according to some estimates. that means higher borrowing costs for all of us. most consumer and business credit lines, things like mortgages, student loans and credit cards, should see rates go up immediately. a 0.5% increase in mortgage rates, could increase the total
cost of the average traditional mortgage by $19,000. any interest increases will slow the economy and cause layoffs. the 0.5% rise in interest rates could, by some estimates, eliminate hundreds of thousands of jobs. and for more of this, let's turn to "wall street journal's" chief economic correspondent, jon hilsenrath, who joins us from richmond, virginia. a huge blow. but the u.s. government has been running deficits for years. why did s&p choose this week to downgrade our credit? >> it was largely a political consideration. this happened to be the week after the debt limit debate was resolved. and the message that they're sending was that washington did not take big enough steps to fix our long-term deficit problems. they didn't address entitlements. they didn't address tax reform. those are the big causes, particularly, entitlements are the big cause of our budget deficit. and those hard choices still have to be made. >> we hear this will have an impactct on consumers and small
businesses. virtually everyone in the country. how big of an impact will it have, specifically given the country is so strapped right now for cash, as it is? >> well, you know, i think we need to be cautious about making judgments about how big an impact it's going to have right away. a downgrade certainly puts upward pressure on interest rates. but there's a lot of other thinings right now that are putting downward pressure on interest rates. when the economy is growing very slowly. when people have uncertainty about stock prices, about where the stock market is going. those things tend to hold interest rates down. and it's also the case that some of the big buyers of america's government debt, like the inese and foreign central banks are still -- when we wake up on monday, going to be big buyers of u.s. government debt. i think we might not see a big impact on n terest rates on monday. but of course, there's so much uncertainty out there. and it's hard to make big predictions.s.
>> that's right. and, jon, whether or not it has a huge impact on consumers, it has a huge impact politically. s&p highlighted it was about political problems. i want to quote more of their statement. they said we are pessimistic about the capacity of congress and the administration to be able to leverage their agreement this week into a broader fiscal consolidation plan that stabilizes the government's debt dynamic anytime soon. this is all talk for the fact that government is not getting along and not making progress right now. do you think i iwill bring both sides together to try to attack this deficit once and for all? or will this lead to more polarization and finger-pointing? >> i'm going to give you an optimistic point of view on this. the fact of the matter is, as ugly as the debate was in washington about the debt limit, they did make a little bit of progress on restraining didiretionary spending. as i said, they haven't done anything on entitlements. but those are big, hard decisions that have to be made. i think there are a number of trip wires that are in place right now, that are going to force america, not just our
politicians, but american voters, too, to deal with entitlements and the deficit. i think it's going to get under control at some point in the next 18 months. >> we shall see, jon. all eyes will be on the stock market monday morning. n, no surprise, that s&p chose friday night, when the markets are closed, leading to the weekend, to come out with the downgrade. >> thank you. now, to those incredible scenes in charlotte, north carolina, , where a burst of torrential rain caused flash flooding that trapped some people and led to some seriously daring rescues. meteorologist casey curry from our houston station, abc-13, is with us this morning with details. incredible scenes there. >> it really was. to watch this live was incredible. they kept getting training storm after training storm. officials in charlotte say at least one person was killed in the flooding yesterday. the storm hit hard and fast and dumped more than 7 inches of rain on the city. in what seemed like an instant, the storm erupted and the rains came pouring down, hard. throughout the city, highways, parking lots, entire
neighborhoods were submerged. drivers were stranded. and residents were trapped in their homes. rescuer workers has to use boats to pull people from their houses. >> we're evacuating people now if they're houses are flooding. some are refusing to come out. we're telling them that conditions were getting worse. the water's rising. and we may not be able to get back to them. >> reporter: in nearby mt. holly, the waters raged through the streets. and shoppersrsnside these stores were trapped. rescuers had to carry many of them to safety. >> i was scared and shaking and stuff. >> reporter: even when the rain stopped, the rescue continued. and there was this tragedy. a mother and daughter, suspected of shoplifting from a store, tried to jump a creek, but were caught up in it. the store clerk chased after them. >> based on the rain, the creek had overflooded. all three went into the water. >> reporter: police say the body of the woman had been found, while her daughter is still missing. the store employee survived.
>> they must have been very desperate people. ry sad about that. >> reporter: and look at this. inside this charlotte hotel, the ceiling completely gives way, with water pouring in from all directions. few in this city were spared, including this church. lightning struck it, sparking a fire that caused severe damage. even this house of god could not escape nature's fury. >> as we said, incredible pictures. so, what's the picture for today? >> well, dan, charlotte getting a break this morning. however, other parts of the state are not fairing as well. we're going to take you to raleigh, north carolina, where they have already seen three inches of rain. they have flood warnings. flash flood warnings in effect in that location today. and the rain just continues to fall. we're also going to watch not only rain but severe weaeaer today, as well. we've got heavy rain expected throughout parts of the northern plains, the great lalas, the ohio valley and the east. and severe weather's going to go right along with it. in the northern plains and the ohio valley will continue to see some rough weather. keep in mind, we'll be watching several locations around the country, today, for not only
flooding. but wind and hail, as well. more on the heat. you know, we have a heat wave across parts of the country again. we'll update you on that in a few minutes. back to you, bianna. >> all right, casey. thank you. politics and religion are mixing in texas today, at a day of fasting and christian prayer, led by governor, rick perry. and perry, who is seriously considering running for president, is coming under fire for his role in the event. abc's david kerley is back with that story. >> reporter: just hours before perry's prayer event -- >> don't mess with the constitution. >> reporter: a separate rally calling on the texas governor to be more inclusive. >> i'm inviting you to join your fellow americans in a day of prayer and fasting on behalf of our nation. >> reporter: critics are complaining. in fact, atheists went to court to stop perry's involvement in his own event. >> what governor perry is doing is totally unprecedented. this goes way beyond a nominal proclamation. >> reporter: they lost. perry says this is not a political event.
but for a potential presidential candidate in a campaign expected to focus on the economy, he was asked by the christian broadcasting network, what he would be praying for. >> i'm going to be praying for our country's economic prosperity. there's just so many people that can't take care of their family because government's overtaxed, overregulated, overlitigated. >> reporter: even some mainstream christians are concerned about the event, which is being paid for by the american family association, which has been called anti-gay, a cultural warrior. it's who he is associated with the event that you're troubled by. >> that is what i think is the most disturbing thing. these are the people who have called the catholic church the great whore. >> reporter: from a political standpoint, perry's prayer vigil could be a double-edged sword. appealing to his base. but possibly diminishing his appeal. >> a lot of people who never heard of him could find it appealing. but could hurt him down the road when questions get raised about his appeal to a broader segment of the electorate.
>> reporter: there was some question whether perry would be speaking and praying at his own rally. we hear that he will. the stadium holds 70,000. so far, they have reservations for about 8,000. back to you. >> all right. david, thank you. now, let's check the morning's other top stories with none other than ron claiborne. >> good morning, everyone. a texas jury will meet for the second day today, to try to decide what sentence to hand down to polygamist leader, warren jeffs. jeffs himself is not expected to be there. after being convicted of sexual assault of a child, he walked out of court on friday, as the penalty phase began. he faces up to 119 years in prison. and casey anthony will have to wait at least a few more days before learning if she will have to return to orlando, florida. a judge deciding whether anthony should serve probation for check fraud, at a hearing on friday without a ruling. a judge must decide if the time she spent in jail awaiting trial counts towards her probation. and four new orleans police officers face life in prisonon
after being convict for shooting six people, five of them fatally, in the aftermath of hurricane katrina. five current officers were found guilty of federal civil rights violations for the shooting and subsequent cover-up. a minnesota man is lucky t t be alive this morning after being mauled by a bear at glacier national park. the 50-year-old was hiking alone, when he encountered the mother grizzly and her cub. the bear bit him on the arm and shook him. but he was able to escape, luckily. and finally, lucille ball, one of our most beloved comediennes of all-time, would have turned 100 years old today. there's a huge celebration in her upstate hometown in new york. 100 people are expected to turn up showing signature red lib stick and red hair, trying, imagine this, for the record for the most lucy look-alikes. i don't know what the current record is. >> i never get sick of watching "i love lucy." when we first moved to this country, we were obsessed with them. my parents, myself. it's just amazing. >> did you know she was one of the actresses considered for
scarlett o'hara in "gone with the wind"? >> that's a good piece of trivia. i don't know if casey curry can top that in her weather segment. >> i was wishing that bianna and i had done the big red wig, red lip thing today. >> if only we had known. >> if only we had known. exactly. let's talk about the heat. heat advisories in effect for 15 states today. and texas, once again, is the areas like waco, texas, today, will make 38 days in a row of 100-degree-plus temperatures. dallas at 106. that's 35 days in a row. and we're not done with what was tropical storm emily. it's now a remnant low. heavy rain, throughout the bahamas, maybe into florida early this week. as far as the national picture, a new spots of severe weather. but pretty steamy for most of the country.
back to you, dan and bianna. >> i didn't hear any trivia in there, casey. >> don't put her on the spot. >> next half hour, we're counting on you. >> don't listen to him, casey. >> rival that lucille ball nugget we got from ron claiborne. we know the expression, monkey see, monkey do. but check out what these monkeys do. >> they have developed a way of communicating with each other, that has researchers and dan harris amazed. that has us asking the question, on this weekend, when the new movie "planet of the apes" comes out, should we be worried about our primate cousins? >> here's abc's meg oliver with that breaking story. >> you have no idea what you're dealing with. >> reporter: out of control
apes. scaling buildings. snatching cars. and attacking helicopters. majestic primates portrayed as dangerous killers in the new movie, "the planet of the apes." increased intelligence in the movie and in real life. this is the picture that has animal experts in awe. millie, the mandrill, covering her eyes, a gesture never seen before. >> she did this, maybe at a time, hen she didn't want to be disturbed. and she thought she was basically hiding and no one else coululsee her. >> reporter: evolutionary bibiologist, mark laidre, was t first to recognize millie's message. >> she didn't want to be bothered. >> i find it fascinating to say what a state of being they were in. >> reporter: a first of its kind because millie invented it. in the past, humans taught sign language to gorillas, like coco. >> where do you want to be tickled? your knees? >> reporter: and min the chimpanzee.
>> i mapped out a teaching plan for min. and i did it. >> reporter: this is the first time primates have invented sign language to communicatatwith each other. >> there's a lot more going on with all of the ananals than i think we've ever given them credit for. >> reporter: a lot more going on in real life. and let's hope they use their new intelligence for good. not world domination. for "good morning america," meg oliver, abc news, new york. >> i'm waiting for it. i'm waiting for it. are you going to cover your eyes? yeah. i felt like she was going to do that. coming up, love is on the air. how a surprise marriage proposal at an airport, wound up in one reporter's live shot. so, did she say yes? >> love that story. plus, meet the american moms who journeyed to famish-ravaged africa. how their trip made a difference for suffering mothers and children there. and a polar bear attacks, mauling a teenager to death at a campsite. how his friends managed to escape it. an incredible story. keep it here.
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want to introduce you to a group of mothers on a mission to africa. >> a great story from our david muir, who's been doing some incredible reporting out of africa. plus, a deadly polar bear attack out of northern norway. a british teenager on an expedition to a remote arctic glacier is killed. and four others seriously injured. what drove the bear to attack? and how did the others get away? first, we turn to ron claiborne, for the news, including the breaking news out of afghanistan. >> that's right. good morning, again. we begin with our top story. a nato helicopter was shot down in afghanistan early this morning, killing 38 people. most of them, u.s. troops. the single-deadliest attack on u.s. forces since that war began nearly a decade ago. and abc's martha raddatz joins us now, from washington, with the latest. martha? >> reporter: good morning, ron. it was a chinook helicopter. and onboard, abc news has learned from a u.s. senior military official, there were 25 navy s.e.a.l.s, 7 afghan forces, 1 interpreter, the 5-member crew
of the u.s. helicopter and 1 dog. the troops were apparently involved in some sort of raid or operation in wardak province in afghanistan, when the helicopter apparently was shot down. they are not confirming it was shot down. of course, they will do an investigation. but it was involved in the operations at the time. of course, this is devastating news for the u.s. special operations community. in fact, it was harmid karzai, the president of afghanistan, who first released the statement saying it was u.s. special forces. ron? >> okay. thanks very much, martha, on that downing of the nato helicopter. 38 people onboard killed. the nation's credit rating has been lowered for the first time. standard & poor's, one of the three major credit rating agencies, saying the u.s. debt is no longer one of the safest investments in the world. the downgrade likely means higher rates for mortgages and other borrowing. more evidence of the mounting problem for the u.s.
postal service. the post office lost $3.1 billion from april through june. and could start defaulting on some payments in september. postmaster general says the decline in first class mail is happening faster than expecteded another sign of the times. the popularity of netflix. americans spent more money renting movies than buying them from april through june. first time that's happened in a decade. and the nfl welcomes seven new members to its hall of fame. deion sanders, one o othe most entertaining players in the game. also played for the new york yankees, some people may remember. and marshall falk will also be enshrined along with shannon sharpe and richard dent, formerly of the chicago bears. it's time for the weather. and from our houston station, abc 13, casey curry. >> we're going to talk heat. dallas, one of the areas that's seen more than a month of triple-digit heat. yesterday was 35-consecutive days. they have no break in sight. in fact, by next friday, they will likely tie their all-time
consecutive streak of 42 days in a row of 100-degree-plus temperatures. you have to head west to find the cooler air. 64 in san francisco today. l.a., just 76. the national picture, the bull's eye for heat, right across the southern plains, includi texas. this weather report has been brought to you by puparoni. back to you. >> casey, thank you. now, to that terrifying poller bear attack in northern norway. a group of british teenagers were on an expedition to an arctic glacier when a polar bear stormed their campsite.
a 17-year-old boy was killed. and several others were injured. lama hasan has more from london. good morning, lama. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. what was meant to be the trip of a lifetime, an exciting adventure, to see the most dangerous of species on the planet, the polar bears that roam the wild in the arctic circle, quickly turned into a nightmare. 17-year-old horatio chapple was killed on friday morning when a polar bear braced a trip wire around the campsite for security. the alarm did not sound. and the five-week expedition came to a tragic end. >> horatio was a fine, young man. >> reporter: the group of 16 to 20-year-olds had been camping, in norway, svalbard, heavily populated with the world's biggest land carnivore. the group had been given training to deal with an attack. >> we had a trip wire around the camp. there were wires along it. if a polar bear or another animal trips i io it, there's a shock that goes around. >> reporter: but this group was unlucky.
the 560-pound bear rampaged through the site, hunting for food, where 13 young adventurers had been sleeping. four others were mauled by the bear and seriously injured. the father of one of them described his son's harrowing ordeal. >> the polar bear attacked him with his right paw, across his face and his head and his arm. and then, the leader came along. tried to get the polar bear away. he got mauled really badly, according to the television. but they managed to shoot the polar bear. >> reporter: even though attacks on humans are rare, they are not uncommon. scientists say climate change is melting the ice, forcing the bears on land, which increases human/bear interaction, putting people at risk. >> when they're out on the sea ice or some other animal on land, including a person, they're curious. ey're big. they're powerful. and they are potentially dangerous. >> reporter: last august, a
norwegian kayaker was attacked by a polar bear, also in svalbard. and in 2009, at the berlin zoo, a woman climbed over the fence and jumped into the bears' habitat. she was mauled before being pulled to safety. an investigation has been launched into how this attack could have happened. as for the four who were seriously injured, they are said to be making a speedy recovery and will be transported to hospitals here in britain. >> bianna? >> lama, thank you. the animals are so cute. it's easy to forget they are dangerous, as well. coming up on "good morning america," moms on a mission. what this group of american mothers is doing to make a difference halfway around the world. plus, on a lighter note. a cool, new do, in a little segment we call "your three words," coming up.
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that part of the world. and here he is, with that story of the american moms. >> reporter: amy graff, a mother of two in san francisco. cooper monroe, about to say good-bye to her children. >> two could fit in this country. >> reporter: karen, bidding farewell to her daughter. >> hi. >> reporter: and rachel fox, of north carolina, with a last-minute lesson for her kids. >> how to make a fried egg. >> reporter: ten moms in all, from all over america, heating each other for the first time at the airport. a hug and a t-shirt says i it a. it only takes one mom. they are part of a group started by bono, one.org. one person, one voice, bringing change to africa. these moms are heading to kenya, as we learned about the famine and the struggles facing mothers and children. all preventable, all treatable. these american moms want their counterparts in africa to know that moms back here want to help. by plane.
by bus. >> lots and lots and lots of bumps. >> reporter: and by foot. one of their first stops, this familyly's home. on this day, they're testing the children for hiv. the mother is positive. and there's concern it was passed on at birth. 15 minutes later, they learn the children have it. >> i can't imagine, being a mom and receiving that. i don't think people even realize, you know, what the situation is. >> reporter: but not all hope is lost because these children will now get medication they would not have otherwiwi received. their lives will be longer. a pediatric ward. and a little boy sick with malaa. easily treated and prevented. now, he'll be okay. but cooper can't help but think of her own son, the same age back home. >> every kid is a mother's child. you know? any mother can relate to a sick kid. >> reporter: it was at that
hospital, they met one-on-one with other kenyan moms, telling us, quite simply, that's what moms do. even on the other side of the world. >> that's why we're here. moms feed -- you help one another. and then, you know, your whole community. do the moms in your village, do they come together and help one another? >> yes. >> yeah. >> reporter: the journey continued. and it was that hike up a path to meet a new mother. her baby, just 11 days old. >> hi. so nice to meet you. >> r rorter: thanks for having us. inside, we learned her third child. but the first delivered in a hospital. these american moms want to make that the standard for every mom here. this is the real test. she allows me to hold baby calvin. and there was that visit to a village, to meet moms from all over, who plant the farms, raise the children, care for their families. >> we are here today because we are moms, just like you. >> reporter: and remember how they all got here. they all believed in the power
of one voice. and you were originally drawn to ththis so many years ago was of the voice. the idea of just one voice. >> just your voice. that's what's been really incredible is to see the impact that our voice makes.. >> reporter: how many of you have kids back at home? and you're waving to the window, to all the kenyan children you see here. can one mom make a difference? >> heck, yeah, one mom can make a difference. >> when yoyocare, you can make a difference. >> reporter: and you can dance. they laugh because before leaving that village, along with that message, a shared dance. ♪ ten moms, each with one voice, to mothers reaching out across the world. for "good morning america," david muir, abc news, kisumu, kenya. >> they can dance. if you want to learnrnore or to help, go to abcnews.com or saveone.net. it's easy. coming up on "good morning america," a reason to smile. and "your week in three words."
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the story we've been talking about all morning. that marriage proposal, accidentally caught on camera by a local tv news crew. check out this live report from our kansas city affiliate, kmbc. she was doing a live shot from the airport. but look at what's going on in the background. there's a guy there on bended knee. pulls out a ring. and proposes to his long-time girlfriend. this is all the viewers saw. at that moment, the station cut away and went to another story. >> the reporter had no idea what was going on behind her. >> take a look at this. here's what viewers didn't see. the happy couple is josh mullin and ashlee baldwdw. josh had just flown in from colorado. ashlee picked him up at the airport. and josh decided it was the right time to pop the question. >> by the way -- >> by the way. >> very nimble. >> very nimble.
i like that ashlee -- by the way, she said yes. bubuashlee said she was a little worried when the camera crew called her over because she had parked in a no parking zone. so, that was what was really on her mind. they're getting married on september 3rd. no word on whether the reporter is going to be invited to the wedding. >> i think she should be. >> she's a witness. and i think we c ccked in with josh. he said he was so focused on proposing, he forgot the camera crew was right there. >> thanks for watching, everybody. "world news" with david muir, coming up later today. we'll see you later. let's kick things off with a look at the weather. >> good morning. log clouds and fog. drizzle and mist across the golden gate bridge, the peninsula and temperatures tr in the 50s and we've got a few low 60s from mountain view to
redwood city. the onshore flow is stronger. the fog is from concord through 680 and 580, but by 11:00, it will be banked up along the shoreline and keeping the coast clear. we'll see the sunshine in and out through the city. low pressure continues to be persistent through the weekend. that will allow for very little change. we are looking for a little more warmth in the sacramento valley and the southern sierra heats up through the low 90s. it's been cool in southern california at 79 degrees. back home we'll see sunshine, 10:00, 11:00 in the east bay and work across through san francisco. 65 there. 75 for palo alto and 79 san jose. we are looking at numbers a couple degrees shy of average. 80 for santa rosa and if you are going to the giants' game today, counted on clearing, numbers in
the 60s with a few sunny breaks. a look ahead, couple degrees cooler each day over the weekend. then we'll warm it up, monday, tuesday, wednesday, 80s around the bay and upper 60s around the coast. >> next at 8:00. america's credit slap, why we're no longer the safest investment in the world. baseball fans send their good wishes to a critically young boy that was hitter and injured. join it's for the news
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