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good morning, america. and breaking overnight, as the president is just hours from addressing the nation, syria says it's willing to surrender control of its chemical weapons. is russia giving the world a way out of military action this morning? and developing now, storm surge. tropical storm gabrielle, reforming at this hour, tracking along the east coast, while two other storms brew in the atlantic right now, on this, the peak day of hurricane season. i don't know what he's capable of. i'm really, really scared. >> george zimmerman's wife calls police, saying her husband has a gun. police race to the family home, prepared for a hostage situation. but why is no one pressing charges? [ screaming ] and it's the video that stunned everyone.
this girl, dancing against the door. knocking over into candles. the video now revealed as a hoax. how jimmy kimmel fooled the world. ♪ this girl is on fire what do you mean it was a hoax? >> i can't -- dare you say? >> i know. but you hear "the girl's on fire." well, the guy was on fire last night at the u.s. open. rafael nadal, winning the second u.s. open in his career. and the power of both of those players. >> 13 grand slam titles. so between the champions, that's 30 between he and serena. i admit to togglinging back and
forth. there were fantasy concerns in the nfl world. half of america now remembers while they hate fantasy football. >> it was a reminder. we have a lot to get to. but we start with the support from russia, to put syria's chemical weapons under international control and destroyed. this coming as president obama prepares to address the nation today. abc's jonathan karl has the latest from washington. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, robin. with the president seemingly on the verge of defeat in congress, the president's allies are hoping they just got a lifeline in the form of that offer from russia, to get syria to turn over its chemical weapons. as the president prepares to address the nation tonight, in a series of interviews monday, including with abc's diane sawyer, he opened the door to avoiding a strike. >> if bashar al assad yields control of his chemical weapons, to international authority, is military strike on pause? >> absolutely, if, in fact, that happened.
if we can resolve this without military conflict, that is my great preference. >> reporter: the white house is promising to pursue the idea of brokering a deal with syria, but the president is still trying to convince congress to give him the authority to launch a military strike. >> my hope is, by people understanding what's at stake, and the limited but significant tools we can to address it, they will be supportive. >> reporter: threat of force, the white house says, is absolutely essential to getting anything from syria. you're not going to start bombing syria while you're negotiating with the russians, are you? >> in terms of military action, we're engaged with congress at this point. so, while we have the discussions, with the russians and others, we will continue in the effort with congress. >> reporter: this morning, white house officials say the president still intends to go before the nation tonight and to make the case for congress to pass the resolution, authorizing him to take military action against syria. but i've got to tell you, robin, the more the white house has made the case on this, the more it has lost support in congress.
i'm told right now, that the president would lose not only in the house, but in the senate, as well, on this vote. >> the poll numbers are reflecting that, as well. you referred to it just a moment ago about the russians to be a lifeline. is it possible they could step in here? >> it's possible. but there's a lot of skepticism here. in another interview, the president said he was taking the russian offer with a grain of salt. so, yes, a possibility. but not an overabundance of hope in this proposal right now. >> jon, thanks so much. we're going to see more from you. abc news will carry the president's address to the nation live tonight at 9:00 p.m. eastern. >> we'll certainly be watching. we're going to turn, now, as we mentioned today, the peak day of hurricane season. and wouldn't you know it, three big storms brewing right now in the atlantic. ginger zee is tracking them all. good morning to you, ginger. >> good morning, guys. it's been so slow. we almost broke a record this hurricane season, by not having a hurricane. had we made it to late tomorrow without having one, it would have broken a record.
but it's not going to happen. i think humberto is going to do it. gabrielle, going over bermuda tonight. it's a tropical storm right now. there are tropical storm warnings in place. and we're watching another one just south of the yucatan with a 60% shot of becoming a tropical cyclone, that would be ingrid, in the next five days. here are the paths for you. over bermuda goes gabrielle. doesn't affect the united states. but brushes over nova scotia. this thing strengthens into a category two. a ridge builds in and starts to kill it. either way, more active. certainly firing up. we'll be watching this and have the nation's weather coming up. >> thank you. now, to a new brush with the law for george zimmerman. acquitted of murder two months ago in the shooting death of trayvon martin. his estranged wife calling the cops, claiming he was threatening her and her father. matt gutman has the latest from lake mary, florida. good morning, matt. >> reporter: good morning, robin. police are still trying to piece together exactly what happened
here. we do know that george zimmerman was put in handcuffs again. it was about a domestic dispute. eight police cruisers were sent here. they had their guns drawn, ballistic shields ready. once again, george zimmerman finds himself under investigation by florida police. this time, after his estranged wife called 911. >> i don't know what he's capable of. i'm really, really scared. >> reporter: the 29-year-old zimmerman was surrounded by eight tactical units, after an altercation with his wife, shellie, who just filed for divorce. >> he's in his car. he continually has his hand on his gun. he's continually threatening all of us. he's saying step closer. >> step closer and what? >> and he's going to shoot us. >> reporter: shellie told police the incident began when she and her father went to the lake mary home she shared with george, to pick up her things. >> he punched my dad in the nose. my dad has a mark on his face. and took my ipad out of my hands and slashed it and cut it with a pocket knife. >> reporter: moments later, the police arrived.
prepared for a hostage situation, guns drawn, and carrying ballistic shields. >> dad, get behind the car or something. i don't know if he's going to start shooting at us. >> reporter: zimmerman, seen here in the plaid shirt and sunglasses, was questioned by police. but later released. >> we're trying to figure out who touched whom. whose allegations belong to whom. >> reporter: this morning, the zimmermans are pointing fingers at each other. but shellie has declined to press charges. george zimmerman's attorney, mark o'meara says shellie has walked back from what she told 911 operators. >> no threatening with any firearm. i think there may have been some pushing and touching. >> reporter: since george zimmerman was acquitted of murder this summer in the shooting death of 17-year-old trayvon martin, the couple's life has stayed in the headlines. shellie pleaded guilty to charges of perjury last month. since july, george has been stopped for speeding twice. >> i stopped you for speed. >> sorry. >> reporter: but this morning, he could be facing much more than a traffic ticket. police tell me that zimmerman has given them surveillance
tapes from this house. they're going to go through them. unless they find something extraordinary, they say, their hands are tied because shellie refused to press charges. >> and hearing shellie zimmerman's 911 call, absolutely chilling. >> absolutely. we're going to turn to dan abrams for more, here. our chief legal correspondent. and, dan, as robin mentioned, it was a chilling phone call to hear. this really lit the social media world on fire yesterday. but where this stands right now in the investigation, what happens next? >> it's kind of amazing, right? this is the guy that's been in the most high-profile case in a long time. he's pulled over twice for speeding. helps a different motorist, is in the news for that. and now, in the news again for another incident. this is a guy that needs to stay out of the spotlight in any way, shape, or form, if he can. okay, so what happens now? you heard matt gutman say the authorities' hands are tied. and the authorities keep saying or suggesting that because she doesn't want to file charges,
their hands are tied. that's not true. if they decide they have enough evidence, if they feel that a neighbor or a videotape or something else gives them the evidence they need, they could move forward without shellie zimmerman cooperating. >> so they could arrest him still? >> absolutely. it happens in domestic violence cases all the time. with that said, it sounds like in the context of this case, they don't have enough evidence to move forward. it does seem there's a bit of a he said/she said. they don't have what they need to make them comfortable to move forward. i don't expect that's going to happen. >> i think we can all agree, best to avoid the spotlight. we're going to look at the other top stories developing this morning, right now. for that, we turn to amy robach. >> good morning, josh and robin. good morning, everyone. we begin with a real scare for people across the southeast. nasa confirming bright lights and loud booms heard south of birmingham, alabama. and across two other states last night. well, they say they were caused by a meteor. less than two weeks ago, nasa cameras caught a similar meteor
over the skies of tennessee. they say last night's felt unusually close to the earth's surface. it may have been as big as a bowling ball. a massive, new wildfire has erupted in northern california, threatening dozens of homes near the city of redding. at least 30 structures have burned. and the flames have spread across 7500 acres. and one firefighter has reportedly been injured. and a fire in sonoma county, california, that ignited this explosion at a pallet factory is blamed on the chain of a tow truck. conditions are so dry, just a spark from that chain is believed to have ignited that fire. americans looking for a job have new reason to be optimistic. a survey out this morning finds 18% of employers plan to add jobs this fall. the best seasonal outlook since 2007. the retail sector looks most promising. and distance swimmer diana nyad is promising to face her
critics today, eight days after wrapping up a record swim from cuba to florida. other swimmers are skeptical that the 64-year-old accomplished the feat without any help. they're questioning her speed and a seven-our stretch in which she did not eat. the newest attraction on the vegas strip is closer to completion. the outer wheel of the high roller, get it -- is being hoisted into place today. making it the highest ferris wheel in the world at 55 stories high. it will be outfitted with l.e.d. lights before opening next year. ooh. ah. a strange sighting at a baseball game in canada. fans were tweeting pictures and the video. take a look at it. there it is. a yet to be identified flying object, appeared near the field in vancouver. it apparently levitated overhead. some think it was a plane at an unusual angle. or maybe it was a remote-controlled helicopter. but so far, no official explanation. the other thing that was interesting.
there was no audible reaction to the person taking the video, that makes some people believe maybe it was a hoax. >> you think? i don't know. where was jimmy kimmel last night? >> thanks, amy. now, to the confession by the drunk driver that's gone viral. the man who posted that video is expected to be in court today, after turning himself in to police. spending the night behind bars. abc's linsey davis has that story for us. >> reporter: matthew cordle is waking up this morning in a columbus, ohio, jail cell, because he wants to be. the 22-year-old walked into a local jail to turn himself in monday afternoon, on the charge of aggravated vehicular homicide, and operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. he's expected to be arraigned later today. >> my name is matthew cordle. and on june 22, 2013, i hit and killed vincent canzani. >> reporter: last week, cordle
confessed in this online video to crashing into 61-year-old vincent canzani's car, after a night of drinking. >> i ended up going the wrong way down the highway. >> reporter: the video, which starts with cordle's face and voice distorted, has been viewed more than 1 million times. cordle's lawyer says while it wasn't intended to get him a more lenient sentence, they hope it will. >> what matt has done has showed integrity and character. and i worry that if maximum sentence is imposed, it's going to send the wrong message to people. >> reporter: cordle was under investigation. and this morning, prosecutors say, the wrong message would be a sentence that doesn't take into account his 0.19 blood alcohol content at the time of the crash, more than double the state limit. >> we probably will be asking the judge to impose the maximum sentence. >> i'm begging you, please don't drink and drive. >> reporter: in the meantime, cordle's attorneys say they hope to get him out on bail.
>> we think he can do a lot more good in the next 30 days out than he would in the county jail. continuing to raise awareness about drinking and driving. >> reporter: the prosecutor was quick to remind us that cordle was a suspect before his videotaped confession. at his arraignment this afternoon, his attorneys say he will initially enter a plea of not guilty. they say that's just a formality. that he's committed to, as he says in his video, taking full responsibility for his actions. it will be very interesting to see if they get him out on bail today. >> that will be. there's some people that are -- you know -- the fact that so much praise is being heaped on him. it's great he's taking responsibility. but as they said, it was after the fact. >> there's been a lot of mixed response to this. we'll see what happens. >> linsey, thank you. >> a tough one to parse to be sure. we're going to turn, now, to a broadcast exclusive. allegations of corruption at a big-time college football program. a year-long investigation by
"sports illustrated," now focuses on one of the country's most storied college football programs, that of oklahoma state university and its cowboys, whose former players are the ones now blowing the whistle. among the allegations, widespread attempts in previous years to evade any number of ncaa rules. the first installment of the multi-part series out this morning, "s.i." says former coaches and boosters paid some players as a way of rewarding good performance. some players were given better grades to maintain eligibility. and the policy for drug use was inconsistently applied. >> you have a successful program that got very good, very fast. there's an underbelly to that. >> reporter: "s.i." says it interviewed 64 former players along with an unnamed former assistant coach who reportedly said, i knew this day was coming. today is the day. it was a matter of time. >> different players have different motivation. but there was a sense that the system had used them. >> reporter: oklahoma state says the majority of the alleged
incidents happened between 2001 and 2007. some former coaches and players named in the article are denying allegations. the school's president says it does not condone improper behavior. or tolerate it. they will investigate the accuracy of the accusations and take appropriate action. >> our goal is to separate fact from fiction. and then, we can start dealing with it. >> we should mention that the issue that this story appears in is going to be on newsstands today. again, this figures to be a "sports illustrated" bombshell. >> your alma mater. >> indeed, it is. lara? speaking of sports? that blockbuster win for rafael nadal, triumphing over novak djokovic. in the finals of the u.s. open. it was an unbelievable match that started in the sunshine and ended in the night. it has become one of the greatest rivalries in tennis history. >> everyone knows how big this is.
>> reporter: number one novak djokovic facing off against number two, rafael nadal, for the 37th time to determine just who is -- >> unbelievable. >> what are we gonna see next? >> reporter: -- the best in the world. 3:20 of grueling physical spectacle, filled with stunning smashes -- >> that was a wicked shot. >> reporter: -- ballistic backhands -- >> this is the vicious spin we're talking about. >> reporter: -- and unbelievable feats of strength that you won't find anywhere else. >> what a shot. sliding into that ball. >> reporter: and how about this? 54-shot rally that earned a standing ovation. >> everybody stand up, please. >> reporter: a fierce battle filled with sensational highs -- >> so quick. that is one of the best points you'll ever see. >> reporter: -- and heartbreaking lows. >> desperately trying to get his feet back under him. >> reporter: but in the end -- >> rafael nadal has won the u.s.
open for a second time! >> this guy battles harder than anyone you've ever seen on a tennis court. there's no doubt about that. >> reporter: only a year after a knee injury that sidelined him, rafael nadal became the two-time u.s. open champion, and once again, the best in the world. what a night. and this was the 37th meeting of their careers. that puts them just ahead in the record books of john mcenroe and ivan lendl. for most matches played between two men. and it continues, robin. >> you saw firsthand. >> if i look bleary, it was for the story, people. >> rafa nadal, the defense, especially at the baseline. it's incredible. >> at one point, he fell on the court. there was drama. there were muscles, not that i noticed. >> think about where he was a year ago. and where he is now. this is amazing. >> tremendous story in sports. >> okay, lara, thank you so much. ginger, sam champion's off. on assignment, sea rescuing away, good to have you here. what do you have for us? >> i have a lot of hail.
that hail happening just southwest of denver. you have to see the pictures. this is plowable hail. we've seen this a couple of times this year. but wow. again. happening there. just yesterday afternoon. i want to show you phoenix had big-time flooding. more than two inches in some places. very quickly. it's going to happen again. flooding, the main concern in the southwest. new mexico, up to colorado. watch out, locally, two-plus inches is what we're looking for. and heat, there's the big story. 95, chicago. that would tie a record if we do it today.
good morning. i'm abc 7 news meteorologist mike nicco. we have more cloud cover today. the stronger sea breeze means it's going to be not as hot. up to 12 degrees cooler. more clouds rksz spot si drizzle for tomorrow morning's commute and seasonal highs coming at us for this weekend. for today temperatures will run from the low to mid-60s along the coast and san francisco, mid-70s to low 80s around the bay, mid-80s in the north bay and >> you know, this heat has been reserved for the midwest for so long. but it's coming here to the northeast. i'll tell you when and how long it stays. >> it's going to feel like summer today in new york. coming up, the high profile murder case back in court. why the man convicted of killing a journalist more than a decade ago could be set free. and our exclusive jailhouse interview with the woman accused of killing a lottery winner.
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♪ (pop) (balloons popping) i can see the edge of my couch! (balloons popping) good morning. i'm eric thomas. berkeley firefighters are looking into the cause of a fatal early morning fire. the blaze broke out around 1:30 this morning on the top floor of the building on oregon street near telegraph avenue. the man in the upper unit died.
the other residents got out safely. the man who lived upstairs was a smoker, but no official cause has been determined. the building is located near the u.c. campus. none of the displaced residents are students though. check on the tuesday morning commute. here's leyla gulen. all right. still have the sic alert in fairfield. we have the transition to highway 12 shut down, 29 and 37 are your alternate routes. it will take about 20 more minutes to clear this incident. look at drive time traffic westbound on i-80 from albany to the maze 9 minutes 880, take almost 30 minutes, half an hour, to head northbound
♪ girl is on fire sing it. >> oh. ow. [ screaming ] >> the jaw-dropping video, that had everyone -- well, cracking up a little bit. a dance video, very wrong. ricochetting around the internet. and everyone kept sharing it. it turns out -- just sit down for this. it was a hoax, from one of our dear friends, jimmy kimmel. >> you can't tell me that. >> we'll tell you how he did it, coming up. lots to get to. george is on assignment. we're going to be shifting gears to the high-profile murder case back in court. will a man convicted of killing a journalist more than a decade ago, get a new trial?
why he could walk free after getting sentenced to 40 years behind bars? and coming up later, we've all been reliving our glory days. it's "gma" you. it's back to school time. and i'm now teasing myself in a bathrobe. that was the picture that kelly, my producer, tweeted. you see a nose plug and a bathing cap. >> really looking forward to it. >> thank you. >> we learned a lot from george yesterday, colombia. penn state from you today. we have the latest chapter for a man convicted of killing a journalist a decade ago. he is serving 40 years. but since his conviction, his case has been falling apart. alex perez has the story.
>> reporter: after nine years behind bars for a murder he says he didn't commit, this morning, ryan ferguson could be on the brink of freedom. >> the verdict was based on innuendos and a great performance by the prosecutor. but nothing based on evidence. >> reporter: after years of legal back and forth, the missouri appellate court has agreed to hear ferguson's case today. ferguson's father, bill, has been fighting to free his son, since his 2005 conviction in colombia, missouri. >> that is the most shocking experience i've had in my entire life. >> reporter: at 19 years old, ferguson, and his friend, erickson, was charged with robbing and killing newspaper editor, kent hightold, and saying that they killed him together. >> reporter: ferguson was convicted of second-degree murder and robbery and sentenced to 40 years. but hair, blood and fingerprints
found at the crime scene didn't match ferguson. and now, erickson has recanted his testimony, telling "48 hours" he made the whole thing up. >> i don't want to die knowing this guy is still in prison because of something i said. >> reporter: even a janitor who testified he saw ferguson at the scene, has taken it back. >> this is a case that was built on the testimony of two eyewitnesses. and they both admitted they committed perjury at ryan ferguson's trial. so, there's no evidence left. >> reporter: ferguson's fate rests in the hands of three appella appellate judges that could decide to release him in a few weeks. we're going to bring dan abrams back in with us right now. when people see this piece and hear this information, how can the judge not grant a new trial? >> what this judge says, he still believes that the first account of one of the key witnesses was credible.
this went to the appellate court. the appellate court said, let's send it back to review the evidence. and this judge would say, we have to presume what a jury heard should generally be the final word. now, there are extraordinary cases. and i would argue this is getting pretty close to that line of being an extraordinary case. you have really no evidence linking him, apart from these two key witnesses. both of whom aren't just recanting. they're basically testifying that they perjured themselves. >> they were under oath. >> which is -- makes this a lot different. so, now, the case is going back to the appellate court. and it's going to be interesting because this appellate court has sent it back once to review the evidence. now, a judge reviewed it. said don't think there's enough for a new trial. now, it's going to be a question, is the appellate court going to order a new trial?
if they order a new trial, there is no evidence. i think it's a close case for them because they previously punted on this. they previously sent it back. they have to now say, all right, yes, we sent it back. but we just feel there isn't anything there. almost be changing their minds, a little bit. but in a case like this, i think that you have to err on the side of a new trial, with absolutely no evidence currently standing. >> even jurors from the first trial are saying, a new one. >> powerful but not an important lead. >> all right, dan. we're going to turn, now, to an exclusive jailhouse interview from a woman doing life behind bars for first robbing and killing a big lottery winner. his body was found buried. prosecutors say she went to great lengths to cover it all up. and she claims she's innocent and told abc's matt gutman.
>> reporter: dee dee moore may have been convicted of killing herman shakespeare. but according to a jailhouse interview, it's a laughing matter. >> reporter: why are you laughing? a man is dead. he's been murdered. >> i find it entertaining that people are that ignorant. >> reporter: moore befriended shakespeare, who despite his illustrious name, was ill literal. she told him she was help hipg manage his cash. and document his life, as she did in this video. >> where do you want to go to? >> it doesn't matter to me. i'm not a picky person. >> california. >> reporter: but prosecutors say moore striked shakespeare, taking his money before taking his life. >> i'm innocent. every person knows i'm innocent. >> reporter: but one thing did her in, her mouth. greg smith, a friend of shakespeare's agreed to help
moore cover up her tracks. instead, he was covering up their conversations for police. >> i had to go -- i told them i'd see what i could do. >> reporter: in her first interview behind bars, moore moves from temper -- to tears. >> i like -- >> reporter: and she's saying she's innocent, despite leading police to shakespeare's body. she claims there are witnesses who support her version. a mysterious drug dealer killed shakespeare. these are witness statements. you understand? >> reporter: the witnesses don't exist. and that looks like your handwriting. >> what do you mean -- >> reporter: that looks like your handwriting. it looks like your handwriting. >> reporter: as she exited stage left, she threw out a name. >> her first name is deanna. we asked police about about deanna. they said, like much of dee dee moore's story, it's fiction.
>> all right. be sure to watch a special edition of "20/20," crazy stupid luck. it airs tonight at 10:00 eastern on abc. time as sam champion saves marine life the world over, let's turn to ginger with the weather. >> he's doing great work out there. it was not so great in pittsburgh. yesterday, severe storms. and today, they move in. with the heat, d.c., 90, comes some summary storms. chicago gets in the mid to upper 90s today. by chicago, 77. detroit gets down below 80. minneapolis going to slip to 70. i want to quickly leave you with a look across the nati good morning. i'm mike nicco. here's a look at today's forecast. sunshine inland but not as hot as yesterday. 82 to 93. mostly sunny around the bay. 70 to 84.
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back, now, at 7:42, with that prank video. so many wondering why a girl would post her dancing that left her in flames. jimmy kimmel is behind it. this youtube video took the internet by storm. there's little chance you haven't seen it. 9 million people have. it's caitlin heller of kansas city, doing a twerking hand stand, and suddenly catching on fire. the burning question, though, was it real? >> girl on fire. >> the girl in this video, was trying to make a sexy twerk video for her boyfriend. >> reporter: did this woman really accidentally set herself aflame, twerking? talk shows everywhere wanted to interview her to find out what happened. and lo and behold, last night, jimmy kimmel said he scored an interview with caitlin heller.
>> i think most people wondered why the video stopped so suddenly. >> it got a little intense. i do have the rest of the footage. >> i think it would be better if we do this together, actually. excuse me for one second. >> sure. >> all right. how are you doing? should we show the director's cut? >> i think it's time. >> i think it's time, too. let's roll that. >> oh, my gosh. [ screams ] >> thanks, jimmy kimmel. >> all part of the job, ma'am. we shot that video two months ago. we posted it on youtube. >> my name is daphne avalon, and i am a stuntwoman. >> reporter: it was jimmy and
his team who made the video. proving how a fake video can go so viral, so fast. his hoax is one of the most trending videos on the internet. >> thanks for helping us deceive the world and put an end to twerking forever. >> we can only hope. jimmy tweeted out overnight, if it makes you feel any better i would have believed it, too. coming up, what if bono was your wedding singer? it could happen. also, it's "the play of the day." i'm going to tell you, it's a great one. go nowhere. >> bar's really high.
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good morning. i'm kristen sze. crews are getting an upper hand on the fire burning on mt. diablo. using better fire mapping technology, the acreage burn has dropped to just under 3,200 acres. earlier estimates had it at more than 3,700 acres. the fire is up 20% contained. seems like the smoke situation is improving too. >> they've made significant strides between 2:00 and 4:00 yesterday. that's when they started to drop things from the helicopter and airplane. temperatures today pretty close to average. 66 in san francisco. 93 in antioch.
♪ and good morning, america, to you. look at that. the fairfield stags. >> wow. >> showing up, southern ct. students from all around the area and the land, joining us today. it's the color guard, as well, of the fairfield university diamond marching band. i'm sorry. temple marching band. all part of "gma"-u. our week-long get back to school. ♪
>> robin thicke's "blurred lines." >> wow. >> you. >> bye. >> the temple owls. that's great. that was awesome. >> who needs another cup of coffee? we are up now. heading back to our alma maters to give you a glimpse into our college years. today, it is lara's turn. she's taking a walk, or should i say, a swim down memory lane. >> oh, yeah. >> i want to know about that photo. >> okay. no need. you can just drop that, jeff. jeff, take it down. there you go. those were special days in my life. we're going to talk about that. but first, we have a little bit of serious news to get to. we're going the talk about radio personality, howard stern's sidekick, robin quivers. she was diagnosed with cancer. she worked through the entire
treatment. why she says being on the air was pain-free. >> when you heard her yesterday, with her dear, dear friend, howard, it was just -- >> so emotional. >> very emotional. >> she went for over a year. and really, you never new. >> only missed a handful of days. >> remarkable story. also, our friend, "deals & steals" tory johnson. she is here. but not necessarily withf1 o and steals." look at her. she was rapidly disappearing for a long while. >> that's incredible. >> it's not a stunner, as it's an energizing way to look. it's a self-empowering weight loss. she has a story to tell us. how she did it. why she did it. as if you could like her more. >> exactly. she's always stole our hearts with "deals & steals." she as a new book that is out. she's going to let us know how you can do it, too. josh is here because george is on assignment. we're going to turn to amy robach in with the news. good morning. >> good morning, everyone.
we begin with breaking news. syria's government has accepted a diplomatic proposal from russia. it's agreed to surrender its chemical weapons to international authorities so they can be dismantled. president obama saying he's concerned that syria would follow through with a handover. syria's government says it agreed to the proposal to stave off american aggression. moments ago, secretary of state john kerry warned the acceptance of the deal must not be used as a delay tactic. the president addresses the nation tonight. the coverage begins at 6:00 pacific. back here at home, a new wildfire is burning out of control in northern california. the fire near redding has destroyed or damaged at least 20 structures so far. and is only 20% contained. that fire doubled in size on
monday. meantime, the cost of fighting that massive wildfire around yosemite national park has topped $100 million. and listen to this story. a new bride in montana has been charged with killing her husband, allegedly pushing him off a cliff at glacier national park, just a week after their wedding. friends of 22-year-old jordan graham says she was having second thoughts about marrying cody johnson. authorities say she initially lied about what happened. but then, later told them, her husband fell to his death after she shoved him. wow. well, toyota is announcing a major recall because repairs done on nearly 1 million vehicles may have not solved the safety issue. about 880,000 rav4 suvs and lexus hs 250 h hybrids are involved. the company says fixes done last year to repair rear suspensions were not effective. and the government is cracking down on dog breeders
who sell puppies over the internet. there's new rules that would require most small breeders to be licensed. the change was prompted by deplorable conditions at puppy mills around the country. a note of congratulations to a special friend and colleague. for abc's ann compton, today marks 40 years of reporting from the white house. >> whoo. >> a big round of applause. she got a big congratulations from president obama, who presented her a cupcake. to mark the occasion aboard air force 1. he is the seventh president ann has covered. what an incredible milestone. >> she is wonderful. she is absolutely wonderful. i'm glad she's getting the recognition that she so richly, richly deserves. and she's a hoot, too. she's fun to hang out with. speaking of -- >> and ann, congratulations, one more time. "pop news" time, everybody. good morning to you. and you know your wedding might be slightly more than average if your grandfather is warren buffett. the billionaire's granddaughter emily greenberg tied the knot in
omaha, nebraska, last week. the wedding band, not the cheesy stereotype. nope. it was bono. ♪ and i >> that is the coolest thing ever. bono in the role of wedding singer, for an audience of 300 guests. apparently, the buffetts have bonded with bono, working through all of their charitable endeavors. two of the most philanthropic men you will meet. >> that is incredibly cool? >> are we going to do that the rest of the show? stand by me, everybody. as we move on in "pop news." we're going to keep going with it. bad news for feet and kneecaps. a new study showing those body parts are the one people find universally unappealing. both men and women agreed on this one. in the study that also showed some differences between the genders. the men in the study say the
back of the knee is one of the most sexy body parts. women a little more traditional, finding sex appeal in lips and shoulder blades. >> the back of the knee? >> the back of the knee, josh? >> don't look at me like i'm going to pull the curtain back. >> why? >> i'm just here to inform you. and finally, everybody, this morning, some of us are having a hard time letting go of summer. admittedly so. and this is the case for our friend, duke. let's see duke. he's still trying desperately to be the life of the pool party. so, you know, one hoof, two hoofs. and -- this is why i wanted to roll. >> oh. >> there you go. duke's summer continues, baby. endless summer for you, duke. that's a perfect way to throw to weather, where it's hot in some locations. she mentioned it was going to be a hot one. ginger? can you explain duke? >> that was a great transition. here we are. "gma"-u in full force.
i'm between fairfield, and pace. right in downtown manhattan. you're from california. you came all the way here. from california. what year are you? >> my name's tabitha. i'm from california. i'm a freshman. >> the pacific northwest and parts of northern california, drying out. they've been moist. it's not good for the fires. sacramento, 93. there is an air quality alert south and east of them. here in the northeast, we have the warm front. you can feel it. that sticky air, right, you guys? remember all of the earth sciences you're learning in college. showers and thunderstorms, large hail -- isolated tornadoes possible in that red area. good morning. i'm abc 7 news meteorologist mike nicco. we have more cloud cover today. the stronger sea breeze means it's going to be not as hot. up to 12 degrees cooler. more clouds rksz spot si drizzle
for tomorrow morning's commute and seasonal highs coming at us for this weekend. for today temperatures will run from the low to mid-60s along the coast and san francisco, mid-70s to low 80s around the bay, mid-80s in the north bay >> now, i was just asking because we have the mascot for fairfield out here. what is that? is that the reindeer? >> stag. >> the stag says, lara, we need the "morning menu." >> i thought i heard that. here's what's coming up on our "gma morning menu." howard stern's co-host, revealing her amazing comeback after battling cancer. and miley cyrus' new video. how the pop star is creating buzz yet again. and "gma"-u week. time for me to jump back into the diving well. yeah. all coming up on "gma." let's go. g-m-a-u, g-m-a-u, stay with us.
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♪ ♪ good morning, lara, from penn state swimming and diving. >> that's amazing. members of psu swimming and diving team there. my old team. can't wait to take you back to my college days for our series. first, in the "gma heat index," the top stories trending right now. starting with howard stern's beloved co-host, robin quivers, opening up about her remarkable
recovery from cancer. she secretly underwent chemotherapy for 15, lock months. and is now, cancer-free. abc's paula faris has that story. >> reporter: she's been shock jock howard stern's radio wingwoman for over 30 years. >> robin has not been in the studio. how long has it been? >> it's been over a year. >> reporter: but robin quivers called in to deliver her own shocking news on stern's show on monday. >> there was a mass in my pelvis. >> robin told me before the operation that it was cancer. >> reporter: the 61-year-old quivers, revealed she took that year-long absence, after doctors discovered a cancerous growth in her uterus 15 months ago. >> i was making funeral arrangements. >> it was sounding very dire. >> reporter: now, she says, after multiple surgeries, radiation and chemotherapy, she is cancer-free. but before she was given a clean
bill of health, she thought she wouldn't make it. >> the fact there was three treatments, does have it go along with it spreading outside the uterus. >> reporter: the normally unemotional stern, said he would not have continued his show without his dear friend. describing how difficult it was to watch her suffer. >> i remember feeling very distraught. robin means more to me than anything. you know, seeing her go through this just [ bleep ] tore me up, i'll be honest. >> howard was very frank about it. he said that robin quivers is his backbone. is his strength. >> reporter: the american concert society says there will be an estimated 50,000 new cases of uterine cancer alone. 8,000 of which can be fatal. the shock jock and his loyal wingwoman, counting their blessings. >> the thought of losing you, it was unbearable. i would get into tremendous crying jags. >> people go don't understand
how the people who love them save their lives. >> reporter: for "good morning america," paula faris, abc news, new york. >> what a great smile. again, we're so thankful she is doing well. we're going to bring in dr. jennifer ashton, who is an obgyn. tell us what we need to know about this cancer. >> it's the most common cancer with the female's tract. and a woman has 1 in 38 average lifetime risk chance of getting end meet treel cancer. a beautiful and talented robin, made her mess her message. >> how can women know? how common it is. how can they know if they have it? if they should be checked for it? >> again, this is a conversation women need to have with their
gynecologists. any bleeding whatever needs to be evaluated. usually that's done with a sonogram and a biopsy. and a procedure known as a dnc. very straightforward. you have to speak to your gynecologist. >> is there anything women can do to prevent this? >> the most incredible thing that few people actually know about. take birth control pills can reduce the risk later in life. and that continues well after men pause. that's an easy thing, if you're under 50. >> a lot of people are wondering right now, taking birth control, doesn't that come with its own set of risks? >> not for ovarian cancer. we're in gyn cancer awareness month. this the a conversation you want to have. last very important fact. if a woman is diagnosed with this type of cancer, this is something you want to go to a gyn oncologist for. this is a specialized procedure. >> and the fact that she stepped
forward, having this conversation we might not otherwise have. >> all good. >> thank you. >> welcome back, robin. we're going to turn to miley cyrus -- stop me if you heard this before, shocking new video. if you were stunned by her provocative performance at the vmas, this just released video. >> my eyes. my eyes. >> nothing is left to the imagination. there's another firestorm coming. abc's nick watt has this story. ♪ we grow >> reporter: miley cyrus wants attention. ♪ i came in like a wrecking ball ♪ >> reporter: she wants millions to watch her new video, "wrecking ball," and break a record on the site, vevo. so, she's on a wrecking ball, naked as the day she was born. so racy, we're blurring it out. >> i talked to people close to
the camp. miley is the one who comes up with this stuff. >> reporter: leaving parents across the land struggling to explain, no, you can't watch her new video. >> the message they're getting is sex is what gets you attention. that's not a message that young girls need to be having. and it's not a message that i want my daughter learning. >> reporter: but in music, sex now sells. mil miley's sales leapt after her twerking display at the vmas. this is a different musical landscape. who buys records anymore? mtv doesn't even play music videos anymore. >> you have to be outrage us. you have to call attention. or nobody will see it. and your music will disappear into the night. >> reporter: rihanna and others do it. robin thick does it. he doesn't strip down and gyrate. he has women do that for him. it makes me long for the days
when the likes of doris day and ella fitzgerald, dressed up real nice and let their voices do the talking. ♪ give me the simple life >> i really hope miley cyrus tones it down and lets us see her talent for what it is, instead of disguising it behind all of the sex. >> reporter: will she tone it down? or will she continue taking a wrecking ball to our senses? i'm guessing the latter. for "good morning america," nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> i hope my girls were not watching. uh they better be in school right now. >> i think said it best. i did the most shocking thing of all at the vmas. >> she kept her clothes on. katy said. >> eye on the talent. you've got it. >> perhaps we can do a trend story on that, coming up next. but it is time, once again, to go back to school. >> "gma"-u. >> yesterday, george took us
about 50 blocks north of here, up to columbia. >> that would be an ivy league school. >> now, a state school. but not just any state school. pennsylvania state university. you were a diver. a good one. and don't undersell it, you were a very good diver. >> you were. >> and that's shocking to you all. you know i might be slightly klutzy. there was a time when i was a scholarship athlete at college. i'm diving back into the late '80s, to the pool where i spent most of my time at penn state university. ♪ it has been two decades since my penn state diving days. 20 years since i retired my speedo, until now. okay. back to that in a minute. this man is the only reason i might be able to pull this off. my dear friend and penn state
diving coach, craig brown. a.k.a. brownie. diving's not a life long sport. i don't dive anymore. >> the window of opportunity for diving is when you're young. i think you're out of your mind. >> of all the sports i could have done, i love tennis. why didn't i pick a normal sport? >> because of the rush of it every day. >> my dad was a huge part of my diving experience. >> we called him slim because he was a rather larger guy. but he had such a spirit for life. he meant so much to the team. every time we looked in the stands, there was slim there. we miss him dearly. no doubt. >> i remember this about you. if i did a bad dive, you would find three positive things to say. and then, the negative. it was a great way to learn. >> it was something you had to learn. that first day of practice, you looked me in the eye for two seconds. after a while, you were getting into the podstive stuff. it was cool to engage it. then, we'd do the teachable things.
>> you had one of the best rips. >> and rip is? >> you go under water with no splach. not only no splash, but it has a distinctive sound. >> when i get to penn state. what i didn't realize was my coach would become my friend. >> i'm invested in you as a friend, you'll invest in me as a good, performing athlete. and i think we've proven over the years that that can work. it did work. and look at us now 22 years later. >> everybody knows in "back to school," when rodney dangerfield's character does -- >> the triple lindy. ♪ >> reporter: my best dive was anything twisting. >> double twister. >> reporter: wonder if i can do that again. now, i feel challenged. brownie has me feeling the eye of the tiger.
♪ any last-minute advice? >> you have to get rid of the cap and that silly nose plug. let's go. >> reporter: back at school, i dove from ten meters. today, we're taking it down a notch. to one meter. >> let's do this. not so good. >> you have to draw your feet a little bit. otherwise, you're going to go way over like you just did. >> reporter: as brownie once taught me, if at first you don't succeed, never be afraid to try again. >> we're we go. up. >> reporter: should i try my triple lindy? >> is it hard? >> it's impossible. >> this is the rip.
now. >> reporter: yay. we did it. >> that was great. that was great. the. >> reporter: now, i'm officially retiring the 1350ed doe. >> hang it up, baby. aweso awesome. >> reporter: love you, brownie. >> love you, too. >> thank you. thank you. >> that hug is what it's all about. >> that is. >> i know. >> formed my life. >> very impressive. >> is that a devil? >> yeah. >> thank you. the speedo is retired. i need to thank a couple people. the home of the diving team for letting us use the pool. and brownie, from taking the time in his landscape business. he has left the penn state
good morning. i'm kristen sze. berkeley firefighters are investigating the cause of a fatal early-morning fire. this fire broke out around 1:30 on the top floor of a house that had been divided into apartments on oregon street near telegraph avenue. the man who lived in that upper unit was rushed to the hospital where he died from his injuries. officials identified him as 56-year-old andrew goodwin who lived in the building for about 20 years. the other seven residents got out safely. the building is located pretty close to the uc campus. none of the people displaced by the fire though are uc students. let's check out your morning commute. leyla gulen, where is it busy? we had a sigalert in castro valley westbound i-80 along 238. all lanes are open but left with
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temperatures 2 to 12 degrees cooler. no more record highs in ♪ ♪ every day is a faded sign i get a little bit closer ♪ [ cheers and applause ] great crowd out here in times square. joining us here on "gma"-u. boy, they could have easily have come for sheryl crow. she is bringing her winding road. they tell me every day is a winding road. tell you what, she looks terrific. and gorgeous. george and tyler hubbard are
here. the cma nominations, are getting ready to be announced. >> she looks terrific. >> good to have her here, sheryl crow. why don't we get right to her. that was so loud, the prompter went crazy. go ahead, robin. >> we're going to reveal the nominations? for the hottest acts in country music. going to be coming up. >> sorry, robin. >> that's okay. you're just giddy about being on the diving board. >> i think i hit my head. now, something we are truly excited about. we all noticed how our own tory johnson has slimmed down over the past year. she's written a book about that journey called "the shift," how i lost the weight and discovered a happier life. it's a candid and revealing look how she struggled with her weight. and how she decided to make the
shift. those lines and pounlds have changed her life, pruns and for all. she's our "deals & steals" guru. >> you love it, right? >> reporter: she started two multimillion-dollar businesses. but she's probably best known for empowering women to take charge of their lives. but her own life was out of control. >> food has been my entire life, a source of comfort. in good times and bad. >> reporter: always uncomfortable in her own skin, she made excuses. she forged a note from her mom to get out of gym class. >> pool parties, no way. dances, when ever girl wore a dress, i made excuses. >> reporter: she wore navy to her own wedding, worrying she would look big in a white dress. she said she almost gave up too quickly. but she was never satisfied with how she looked.
>> being fat when you don't want to be fat has -- it's like being in shackles. it's like being in a prison and you can't escape. you feel like there's no way out. >> reporter: but her aha moment came in the form of a graceful yet candid conversation with someone very important to her. >> in december 2011, one of my bosses told me that my clothes didn't do me any justice. and she was going to send me to a stylist. she never threatened my career. the word fat, weight, never entered the conversation. but what i took away was, lose weight or lose your job. in that moment, it clicked for me. the lightbulb went off. and i said, i'm going to do it. i'm a smart girl. i'm going to make it happen. let's go. >> well, we see tory every week.
and here she looks now. more of her incredible journey. okay. you have always been beautiful inside and out. you know that from day one. we -- >> honey, did you see some of those pictures we just showed? >> it is wonderful to watch. and it's been very natural. we asked you, how much and you never said. you're going to tell us today how much weight you have lost. >> the last 20 months, 72 pounds. here's what's the most fascinating to me. that's 20 months. that is almost 3 1/2 pounds a month. if you said to me in the beginning, you're going to go on this thing and lose less than a pound a week. i would have said, just forget it. my whole life, i've been after the quick fix. what i learned in this process, there is no pill, potion or plan that can replace patience and
perseverance. that's what the book is all about. i relegal all of the challenges and rye umps to host events. to help other people escape the pain that's shackled me for 40 years. >> people want to know. there's been tough times during those -- >> typical afternoon snack, going to starbucks and getting a 400 calorie piece of pound cake. instead, a pickle. the crazy difference, zero calories. and the most delicious garlic pickles. >> i've never had one. you had this in lieu of something -- >> something sweet like that. there you go. in lieu of, i stopped drinking diet soda. i stopped infused water. if you drink one of these waters. >> it looks pretty, too. >> it looks gorgeous. >> a lot of people -- you can drink a lot of calories.
>> oh, yeah. my biggest weakness is at night, when everyone was asleep. i would sneak into the kitchen and put my hands in a bag of chips or popcorn or whatever was there. and the only thing that saved me was topcoat. i had to polish my nails. i put on the topcoat, with wet nails you can't stick your hands into the bag. and the 20 minutes that it took to dry, the cravings passed and i went to sleep. and a lot is about pausing, before engaging in bad behavior. and the last tip i'll tell you, is no cheat days. every, single diet says eat what you want during the week and on sunday, go wild. that's akin to an alcoholic celebrating a month of sobriety, with three beers. it doesn't work. my rewards are incredible things. enjoying flowers and beautiful candles. katy perry song. finding other ways to be happy,
as opposed to finding the joy in food. >> distracting yourself a little bit. >> yes. >> you look amazing. >> thank you. thank you. you guys here, have been so nice to me. >> we didn't know what was going on. we didn't know you were working on the book. we saw you losing weight. the way you went about it was a way to share. you're a giver. with the "deals & steals." it's wonderful you're doing this for you. "the shift" is on sale today. and you get bonus weight loss tips and to read a chapter, go to goodmorningamerica.com. you got us teary-eyed. ginger zee with the weather. >> congratulations. i like the color of your dress. zee and kay. that's me, too.
and kay. they're with pace. we have all of the folks from the university. and you're excited to see who? >> tyler. >> that's a cue for you. let's get in the weather. i want to show you the topsy-tur topsy-turvy. 91 on wednesday. and 72 by friday. philadelphia, you're doing the same shift. rollercoaster weather. and in the southwest, rain. good morning. i'm mike nicco. here's a look at today's forecast. sunshine inland but not as hot as yesterday. 82 to 93. mostly sunny around the bay. 70 to 84. 61 and 66 coast and >> had to get one more sweet face on here. what's your name? >> avery. >> avery. let's go back over to robin. this weather report, brought to you by target.
sheryl crow, and bryan kelly and tyler hubbard are with us. would you be kind to start with the nominations for vocal duo of the year. >> big and rich. florida georgia. love and theft. sugarlands. the civil wars. thompson square. congratulations. >> thank you very much. >> the nominee for female vocalist of the year are kelly clarkson. miranda lambert. kacey musgrave. taylor swift. and carrie underwood. >> nominees for new artist of
the year are lee brice. brett eldridge. florida georgia line. kip moore. and kacey musgraves. >> and the nominees for male vocalist of the year are. jason aldean. mr. luke bryan. eric church. blake shelton. last but not least, mr. keith urban. >> okay. i get the last one for this segment. the nominees for entertainer of the year are -- jason aldean. luke bryan. blake shelton. george strait. and taylor swift.
>> amazing, amazing announcement. guys, not one but two, new artists of the year. and vocal duo. how does it feel? >> pretty dang good. >> excellent company you're in. cheryl, you live in nashville, the heart and soul of country music. how does it feel to share this with your friends? >> i love it. it was really fun to read your names. i'm a big fan. and i think we're all rooting for you. >> we have a couple questions from fans. we're always here for you. first duo to top billboard country charts with your first two singles. what are the plans for the year to come? >> we're going to work harder than ever. hopefully harder than this year. we're going to buy a house. >> and we have to headline through here so the good times starts october 3rd. very excited about that.
>> and, cheryl, music? music? music? >> new album out today. >> go get it. >> i love it. what a day to celebrate country music. the 47th annual cma awards will be broadcast live from nashville on wednesday, november 6th, at 8:00 p.m. where? right here on abc. coming up, this beautiful woman, singing live on "gma." [ cheers and applause ]
jalapeños, bacon, tomato and avocado. er jack , i call it, "the avocado da vinci". create your om'lart with denny's build your own omelette menu. back, now. saying our hellos. sheryl crow, music legend and we love her, too. her first country album, "feels like home." it is dropping today. we're going to hear a hit single from it. we want to catch up.
it's an interesting change for you. what prompted this foray into this new place? >> brad paisley was really encouraging with me. i said i sang with loretta lynn and rebecca lambert a few years ago. when i came off the stage, he said, will you make a record from the format that you belong to? we jumped in. >> it's a perfect place for your voice. i love this, too. the old-school idea. the barn storming tour. you took your two sons along with it. i'm probably romanticizing that. but how was it? >> we're a kinder, gentler rock band now. it was fun, though. they're really game. they're gung-ho. they're little. they'll do it now. but later on, they're going to be sick of mom's job. for right now, it's okay.
>> a place i love, santa barbara, california. >> in a few days. >> will you sing one for us. >> it's from her new album, "feels like home," "easy." ♪ we said that summer we'd go down to cancun ♪ ♪ but no money makes that kind of hard to do ♪ ♪ forget the beach i'd rather be here with you ♪ ♪ playing croquet, okay maybe that's not true ♪ ♪ but you make it easy easy, to get away ♪ ♪ sit in the sun and drink beer all day ♪
♪ because it's easy easy, easier anyway ♪ ♪ who needs mexico baby, let's stay home ♪ ♪ we'll put on bug spray and we'll lose our clothes ♪ ♪ put out the lawn chairs and turn on the hose ♪ ♪ we'll play jack johnson he's the new don hoe ♪ ♪ we'll go surfing, surfing we'll surf the radio ♪ ♪ 'cause you make it easy easy to get away ♪ ♪ sit in the sun and drink beer all day ♪ ♪ you know it's easy, easy
easier anyway ♪ ♪ hey, who needs mexico hey, who needs mexico ♪ ♪ baby, let's stay home ♪ drink margaritas and take in the sunset ♪ ♪ later on we'll slip up to our king-sized bed ♪ ♪ and make love love, sweet, love ♪ ♪ because it's easy, easy oh, yes, it's easy, easy ♪ ♪ you make it easy, easy easy to get away ♪ ♪ sit in the sun and sip
you know what makes it look easy is this woman right here. sheryl crow. thank you so much for starting our day off the right way. right back at you. >> she's going to be in santa barbara in a few days. we are going to be at the university of california at santa barbara tomorrow. "gma"-u, take a look. do we have mom and me on
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unibus involved in an accident with two other vehicle announcer: it's "live! with kelly & michael." today, from "america's got talent," howie mandel. and a performance from recording artist sean kingston. plus, another member of our studio audience will compete for cash in "the anniversary games." all next on "live." now, here are kelly ripa and michael strahan! [cheers and applause] ♪