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again. good morning, america. and happening now, severe weather outbreak. this tornado, directly over the denver airport. jets damaged by large hail. flash flooding closing highways. cars floating away. and that wildfire, raging completely out of control. 300 homes on the edge of disaster. breaking right now, deadly raid in ukraine. at least 11 troops killed at a checkpoint, attacked by heavily armed pro-russian militias. horror in the pool, caught on camera. a little girl shocked as it becomes electrified. the volts coming through the metal railing. the heroic parents coming to the rescue. how everyone survived the ordeal. ♪
get on up. the a-list superstar who crashed center stage at a bruno mars concert. fans diving to their phones to record the blockbuster moment. he rocked the stage. and wait until you find out who is making the ultimate pit stop. ♪ it's a good morning when george says, get on up. get on up. you know it's going to be good. >> i think we know who you were referring to. >> kind of gave it away. >> with the pit stop thing. >> who knew, mr. brad pitt, tambourine man, though. >> in a rhythm. that's quite surprising. >> it is all for a good cause. he's in new orleans, raising a lot of money and building those houses. he's doing a lot of good down there. we have breaking news on several fronts. let's begin with the wild weather hitting so much of the country.
almost a dozen reported tornadoes. hail and powerful wind as well. ginger is tracking it all. >> good morning, guys. yesterday was plenty busy but this morning, it's happening now in parts of nashville, around kentucky, excuse me. and in the mid-atlantic and the northeast. it's been a stormy one. severe thunderstorm mornings earlier this morning. there will be slow pockets we'll be watching. in parts of texas and new mexico. that's why i said nashville earlier. and throughout the northeast, from new york state, down to virginia. we'll have to be on alert for hail, damaging winds and, again, isolated tornadoes. denver, you get another shot. that's where we find this morning, our clayton sandal. the streets yesterday morning, covered in hail, in denver. >> reporter: good morning, ginger. that's right. and here at denver international, we were right in the bull's eye. the nation's fifth-busiest airport, temporarily shut down by that powerful hailstorm. half a dozen planes here damaged so badly, they couldn't even fly.
an outbreak of severe weather. from large hail, tornadoes and c flash flooding. pummeling parts of the country. out here in the rockies, and all the way to pennsylvania. >> here it goes, bro. >> reporter: tornadoes appearing here and around denver, colorado. eight reported touchdowns, including this one at the denver international airport. shutting down the airport for just over an hour. flights were delayed and canceled. passengers ordered to evacuate and seek shelter. six jets damaged from falling hail. hail so heavy, up to five inches in some places. snowplows, rarely seen in may, out in force on major highways. overnight, heavy rains in dayton, ohio, closed interstate highways, where cars were submerged, even floating. >> i've never seen it like this. >> reporter: floodwaters inundating entire neighborhoods, throughout ohio. >> i can't even go home. there's no way out. everywhere you look, the water is high. >> reporter: and in elk county, pennsylvania, water rescue
crews, plucking people from their homes and businesses. and this region isn't in the clear yet. a whole new round of storms and heavy rain will come blasting through later on today. robin? >> clayton, thank you. now, to that raging wildfire in arizona. it's threatening a popular tourist destination, putting thousands on alert for thousands of evacuations. strong winds stoking the flames and more firefighters on the way. abc's ryan owens is on the front lines there in sedona, arizona. good morning, ryan. >> reporter: robin. good morning to you. behind me, quite a site. the world famous, beautiful red rock canyons of sedona. this morning, they are not quite red and perhaps not quite as beautiful, because that white smoke has settled here around this popular tourist destination, just in time for the long holiday weekend. fierce flames move closer to homes. and overnight, more elite hot
shot crews move in. 15 are battling the blaze now. 20 more on the way. gusty winds are so unpredictable, more than 3,000 would have to evacuate at a moment's notice. >> a little crazy. a little scary. >> reporter: this fire has expanded to nearly seven miles. exploding ten-fold in 24 hours. deep inside these canyons. just listen to the crackle in this time-lapse video on youtube. >> think about what you need to get out of your home very quickly. >> reporter: about 500 firefighters are on the front lines this morning. including those hot shot teams that specialize in this unforgiving terrain. firefighters from nearby prescot are here. just last year, 19 members of its hot shot team were killed in arizona's deadliest ever wildfire. there are several helicopters and air tankers leading the aerial assault. but late wednesday, they were grounded because of those howling winds.
>> our livelihood's up there. >> reporter: this couple runs a resort here. they are praying the planes can fly again to save this long holiday weekend. in one of america's most beautiful tourist destinations. just look at that smoke rising above the iconic red rocks of sedona. a lot of the firefighters and equipment that are now battling this blaze, came directly here from the wildfires in san diego. it is just shaping up to be one of those fire seasons. robin? >> unfortunately so, ryan. thanks so much. i was just in he is dsedona las. such a beautiful area. 14 we're going to turn to the breaking news overseas. escalation of violence in ukraine. the government blaming pro-russian they call them terrorists. martha raddatz is in washington with the latest. good morning, martha. >> reporter: good morning, george. this is one of the deadliest attacks in weeks. and it happened at a checkpoint manned by ukrainian forces in
that volatile eastern part of the country. journalists saw bodies of the dead and about 30 wounded, scattered across fields near the checkpoint. the witnesses say the troops were attacked by pro-russian insurgents. ukrainian armored vehicles were set on fire. a military helicopter had to swoop in to rescue the wounded in grave condition. and rebel commanders are showing off weapons they seized like trophies. there's also sporadic fighting elsewhere in the east. >> this attack comes in the context of russian troops actually pulling back from the border, correct? >> reporter: u.s. officials say they see no mass withdrawal of russian troops from the border. but the nato secretary-general, says there has been some activity, which may suggest they are preparing to withdraw. and of course, we have the upcoming elections this weekend. and more violence is expected. >> okay. martha raddatz, thanks very much. now, to president obama speaking out for the first time,
about the scandal at the veterans affairs department, the v.a. the president promising to come down hard, if the allegations of a abc's jim avila has the latest. and joins us, now, from washington. good morning, jim. >> reporter: good morning, robin. president obama vowing to fix whatever is wrong with the v.a. today, sending out a new mr. fix-it out west, to ground zero. the white house sent a top obama aide, rob nabors, to phoenix, overnight, to tour the epicenter of the cooking the books scandal that has rocked the v.a. across the country. >> rob's review will be a comprehensive look at the veterans' administration approach currently to access to care. i want to know what's working. i want to know what's not working. and i want specific recommendations on how v.a. can up their game. >> reporter: nabors will meet today with the hospital chief
and from local veterans groups. his report to be finished by mid-june. the president promising to crackdown on anyone who manipulated or falsified records to hide those long delays to see a doctor, often months, patient after patient has complained about. >> i assure you, if there is misconduct, it will be punished. >> reporter: on the line of today's tour, an internal audit, a congressional investigation, and a separate probe by the inspector general. v.a. secretary eric shinseki's job, which the president did not deny. >> if he feels he let our veterans down, i'm sure he is not going to be interested in continuing to serve. >> reporter: the president, telling general shinseki in the oval office, he will be held accountable. robin? >> jim, thank you. going to turn, now, to amy for the other top stories. >> good morning, everyone. we begin with an unprecedented terrorist attack overnight in china. at least 31 people have been killed in the country's northwestern province, when men plowed through a busy market and started throwing bombs. it's the deadliest attack in a
prevent wave violence blamed on radical muslims, seeking to to overthrow chinese rule in that region. and it comes days before the anniversary of the tiananmen protests. breaking right now. taiwan's military has declared a coup. the army announcing it is seizing power to restore calm after six months of political chaos. and the u.s. military is stepping up the search for the 300 schoolgirls in nigeria. 80 troops have been sent to chad. most of the troops will fly surveillance missions. an incredible story out of california. a young woman kidnapped when she was just 15, has been reunited with her family after ten years in captivity. this morning, she is telling her story, as her alleged abductor prepares to face a judge. here's abc's john muller. >> reporter: now 25 years old, the victim who did not want to be identified on camera, says she is just grateful to be home with family. >> i'm so happy.
and privileged to be with my family. that's i want all the time. all the time i cry for her, for my mom, and my sisters. >> reporter: while clutching her daughter, she describes the nightmare she suffered at the hands of ysidro garcia. her mother's exboyfriend who she said assaulted her, made her change her identity and married her. >> i can do nothing. i had to do what he want. >> reporter: she says garcia brainwashed her in believing her family didn't want her. and threatened to deport her family, making her too afraid to ask for help. >> you have to remember, this is a 15-year-old girl. he's all she's got. that's when the brainwashing starts. >> reporter: but she grew worried about her daughter's safety, and turned to facebook, contacting her sister. and finally, tuesday, she worked up the courage to call police, ending a decade-long nightmare. >> i was really afraid about everything because i was alone. i think i was alone.
but i wasn't never was. my family was with me. >> reporter: now, the neighbors in santa ana say they never suspected anything. they thought garcia was a loving husband. but now, he is due in court, facing kidnapping and a host of other charges. amy? >> john, thanks so much. and new evidence this morning that americans are on the move. the census found two of the three fastest growing cities in the u.s. are in texas, thanks to the energy industry. the other is in utah. in fact, the seven-fastest growing cities are all west of and frightening scene in ft. myers, florida. a car burst into flames after being rear-ended. a police officer quickly helped both victims escape. the driver admits she was playing with the radio before the crash and was not paying attention. and finally, imagine running out for your morning coffee and seeing this in the parking lot. a driver in canada rescued a baby moose that was lost and kept running into traffic. so, he plopped the moose into his car.
rescue center, he remembered why he went out in the first place. he wanted to make that pit stop for coffee. so, where did he go? he went to tim horton's. one website said a baby moose at tim horton's. can the story get more canadian? >> a doughnut. that moose is cute. we're going to turn to a truly bizarre incident in baseball. a fight breaks out in a minor league dugout. ends with one player missing a chunk of his ear, bitten off by his own teammate that has now been suspended. abc's ryanfá smith is here with the details. good morning, ryan. >> good morning, george. >> you have a veteran catcher on the one hand. fighting and biting his teammate in the other. baseball's second-highest level. and the fight, landing the player doing the biting in big trouble. >> are you crying? >> reporter: they say this is true -- >> there's no crying in baseball. >> reporter: apparently, ear-biting is a whole different ball game. monday night, during the seventh inning of a minor league game, between the salt lake bees and the albuquerque isotopes,
catcher miguel olivo and alex guerrero get into it, during a pitching change. over guerrero's failure to make a play. the players argue as they walk to their dugout. and a fight breaks out. that's when, boris says, olivo took a bite out of guerrero's ear. so severe, plastic surgery was required. to reattach it. olivo and his represents have not comments on the incident. dugout fights in baseball are nothing new. in 1977, reggie jackson and his manager, billy martin, went at it. in 2002, barry bonds and jeff kent exchanged blows. but like mike tyson before him, ear-biting, clearly crossing a bizarre line. >> i've been in baseball for near 35 years. i've never seen anything quite like this. this is extreme behavior. >> reporter: and biting has its consequences, like in this incident last year, where luis suarez bit an opponent. that player immediately protested.
that chomp, earning suarez a ten-game suspension. but olivo's bite could cost him a lot more. the dodgers releasing a statement wednesday, saying he's been put on the, quote, suspended list. and, quote, will remain suspended, pending the completion of an investigation. their teams' parent company, where the teammates got into the fight, the dodgers, say they don't condone this type of behavior. and reportedly, the salt lake police are investigating. but as for guerrero, his agent today us, he is major league ready but possibly on the shelf for four to five weeks. now, the dodgers had an injury to one of their infielders the very next day. so, if not for this injury, the agent thinks he could have played in the major leagues right now. >> good to hear they don't condone it. >> reporter: so many snickers over here. >> but fights happen all the time. >> reporter: all the time. >> in the heat of the battle, fights happen all the time. mike tyson taught us all a lesson.
you don't bite anybody. >> that kind of leaves you when you're 2 or 3. >> reporter: it's the heat of the moment. i don't condone it. >> when you're biting somebody, it means you're probably losing. >> that's true. >> good sign. >> you're not winning that fight. >> so lucky i never had to bite anybody. a story that every parent or teenager knows about this. >> we got a great story here. a big milestone for every teenager is getting a driver's license. and the obamas' oldest daughter, malia, she turns 16 this summer. and the first lady just revealed that malia is going to start to learn to drive. here's what mrs. obama said last night about the girls' summer plans. >> there's a little bit of everything. camp, internships. one child is going to be driving this summer. look out. >> yeah. you know, i remember, i just want to say to malia, if you fail, then, try again. i flunked my test twice. >> i flunked mine, too. parallel parking. >> that's what got me the second
time. >> i passed the test. but i got in three accidents right away. >> do you have your license now? >> i do. >> she hails cabs. >> my first driving lesson was a great embarrassment. >> you got pulled over during your lesson? you had a great teacher instructing you there, george, i must say.xd you know, we want to hear about everybody out there. we want to hear about your first time behind the wheel, when you learned about your experience. tweet us @gma. with the #socialsquare. >> i won the driver's award in tenth grade. >> you're always winning, robin. >> my friends said, that's not good for street cred. you don't want to bring that up so much. proud of it. these storms -- >> yeah. the storms this morning around washington, d.c., have now ended. but you'll get them back later this afternoon and evening. i wanted to show you a live shot from d.c. this morning. it appears very hazy and it will
be a muggy day with a high temperature around 85. remember, you're squeezed in there ahead of the front. the storms will start later this afternoon and evening for many in the northeast and mid-atlantic. the folks all clear would be behind the front. buffalo at 63 and back in the 70s in parts of pennsylvania, too. look at this. we have a an unsettled map in the southwest. this is good news. it could rain in l.a. and san diego today. even pockets of snow there. we have red flag warnings and gusty winds that are not going to help everything in sedona.ñr
>> good morning, i am abc7 news meteorologist mike nicco with the forecast. drizzle through 9:00 and clouds through 11:00 and lower sunshine but warmer around the bay and inland and the warmth peaks this week. the transition next week will be dry. temperatures are low 60's along the coast and mid-60's in san francisco and low-to-mid 70's around the bay shore and 80's inland. the seven-day forecast shows still hottest this holiday week. >> wait, robin. what does that look like, the driving test? is it a golden wheel? >> you get cheered for getting a ticket. i get booed for doing the right thing. what kind of message does that send? >> we're proud of you, robin. >> no. i'm over it. i'm over it. coming up here on "gma," new details in the case of a deadly home invasion.
the montana homeowner, accused of killing a teen intruder in court. and tragedy on the train track. the massive lawsuit filed against a hollywood movie and the rock legend under fire. why there could soon be criminal charges. plus, there's horror in the pool. caught on camera, the heroic parent rescuing shocked swimmers. how everyone survived. plus, the pink pill that could be the secret to spicing up your love life. does it really work? and why brad pitt grabbed center stage at a bruno mars concert. the video going viral, right now.
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also this morning, a lot coming up this morning. a massive lawsuit being filed overnight, after the tragedyu! the set of a hollywood movie. a rock legend, among those being sued, after the crew got caught on a train track. one was killed. there could be criminal charges filed soon. and this video that's incredibly difficult to watch. a little girl shocked in an electrified pool chen she touched the railing. the heroic parents racing to the rescue. and we're going to tell you how everyone survived. such a warning for so many people who have pools out there. and, men, we have the little blue pill, if you need it. and women could soon have the pink pill. why it could be the secret to spice up your love life. >> you got through that fine, mike. >> i said, we have. if you need it. >> i noticed you didn't share the exchange we had back and forth before we came on the air. that was an offcamera -- >> it will stay off-camera, too.
right now, we'll get the latest on the montana homeowner who killedym a teenager prowlin through his garage. on court wednesday, he pled not guilty to charges that he set a trap and deliberately killed the teen. abc's neal karlinsky has the story. >> reporter: this morning, markus kaarma says he's accident in the killing of diren dede. he is accused of killing dede in his garage, after the exchange student went into his garage looking for alcohol. and setting off this camera. kaarma told policefá he had bee robbed before and was fearful. >> he is scared. he is worried about his family and what's going on and what his future entails. >> reporter: but prosecutors say this wasn't an act of self-defense, but of murder by an angry man who set a trap. >> many of the neighbors have contacted our office.
and have expressed serious concerns about neighborhood safety. they are scared of him. >> reporter: in court documents, kaarma is described as acting aggressive towards other drivers on the road. and of telling stylists at a hair salon, he had been waiting up at night for kids to come. prosecutors argued his bail should be raised to $500,000. the judge didn't agree, leaving kaarma free on his current, lesser bail. his attorney denies he was out to get anyone, saying now he's virtuallya'ñ prisoner in his ow house anyway. >> there's been death threats. he's uneasy being in his own house. >> reporter: if kaarma is cleared in the case, his troubles may not be over. outraged german authorities have submitted a letter saying, they are watching closely and could pursue a case of their own. for "good morning america," neal karlinsky, abc news, seattle. we move on, now, to the
massive hollywood lawsuit. rock star greg almond and movie a young woman, killed while filming a movie about almond's life. >> it is. the lawsuit names greg almond, the film's director and others in the protection, as well as csx railroad company in the death of the young woman on the crew. it accuses the director of setting up a scene on an active train track, withoutzv permissi from the railroad, placing sara jones and the rest of the crew in danger. deep in the swampland of georgia is a eventualries old train trestle. itb was here that william hurt and a crew of 20 gathered to film a dream sequence about gregg allman's life. trying to shoot on the bridge?
>> william hurt, playing gregg allmen, sitting in a hospital bed. >> reporter: according to the lawsuit, the movie's crew waited for two freight trains to roar past before they were ordered to set up the bed and the cameras on the tracks. but as the director, randall miller, yelled action -- the dream sequence scene turned into so, the entire crew, they're all on the bridge. and somebody yells, a train is coming. >> a train's coming. and then, everybody starts scrambling. >> reporter: a third train, two stories high, nearly as wide as the trestle itself, was on them in seconds. one of the camera crew, 27-year-old sara jones, was one of several who could not make it to safety. >> all these people are trapped. and ultimately, the train hits the bed. >> it just created shrapnel. shrapnel apparently hit her and caused her to knock her into the
train. >> reporter: she was killed instantly? >> apparently so. >> reporter: other people were also hurt? >> yes. we understand there were seven other people hurt. and a couple other of themxd rather badly. >> reporter: did you speak to the director of "midnight rider"? did he call you? >> randall miller called us that day. >> reporter: what did he say? >> he was nearly hysterical. and he was saying, i'm so, so sorry. >> reporter: do you hold him responsible? >> i believe those who made poor decisions, absolutely, need to be held accountable. >> reporter: sara's parents filed a lawsuit, aiming to do just that, accusing gregg allman, and the producers of "midnight rider" of wrongful death. accusing them of shooting a scene without permission of the railroad. and failing to warn the cast and crew of the danger presented. and actually concealed that danger by leading the cast and crew to believe they were on the railroad tracks with permission. allman is named because his executive producer of the movie
about his life. they say he is responsible for what happens on the set. the movie industry is still reeling from news of sarah jones' death. the crews on tv and movie sets began a campaign, slates for sarah. sarah's parents hope it will promote safety while filming. what do you hope her death will accomplish? >> we want the industry to re-evaluate itself. that's the bottom line. safety for sarah. >> reporter: other crew members on the set that day tell us they felt deeply uneasy about shooting on that train track but were afraid to speak up. and that's what sarah's parents want to change. criminal charges may come in this case, as well. charges for trespassing for negligent homicide. actor william hurt has dropped out of the project. but randall miller wants to continue shooting next month. that's created controversy and backlash. >> her parents, just want to
make sure it doesn't happen again. you're going to be following this in the coming months. and you'll be reporting on "20/20." >> that's right. >> elizabeth, good to see you. >> thanks. let's get another check of the weather now, with ginger. >> you know who needs rain? texas. you know who is going to get it? texas. we're looking south and east of amarillo. right up in the panhandle, they're very dry. if this rain comes too fast,1e could see flooding issues. into parts of kansas and missouri. and some of the nicest weather,ú gulf coastnñk check this out. 90, mobile. jacksonville, 93 today. >> and up to 88 today and 61 to 67 at the coast. the holiday forecast is going to be warmer
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we're coming up, now, on 7:43, with that frightening moment caught on camera. people in an electrified pool in florida, getting shocked when they come in contact with the railing. a terrifying reminder as we head into the holiday weekend. and of course, summer. abc's matt gutman has the story. >> reporter: it's a harrowing video of an invisible po penalty killer. a florida pool suddenly becoming electrified. watch as this girl touches the rail and immediately goes limp. a man believed to be her father, sees her. when he touches the railing, he is also zapped. finally, he grabs her, yanking her out of the water. look at the top of the screen. an adult, drops and rolls a child out of the pool. look back at the railing, there's another young girl, a 5-year-old, seemingly lifeless
in the water. the surge of electricity, paralyzing her muscles. a man bhooefed to be her grandfather dragging her limp body from the pool. >> i was in the pool, the metal railing. i was swimming close to it and i felt the shock. >> reporter: the two young girls, one of them his sister, spent four days in the hospital. all of them survived. forensic photos seem to show loose grounding wires in the pool pump believe to be the culpr culprit. the same type of shock killed calder sloan, just a few miles away. >> he never stopped doing everything. >> reporter: that was at the family pool, where place say shoddy wiring may also have caused a deadly charge. according to the most recent figures from the consumer product safety commissions, from 2002 to 2011, 13 people died
from shocks in swimming pools. that picture captured by condo security cameras. the building management would not comment. but experts tell us there are ways to spot this killer. if you see any of the stainless steel surfaces are corroded in any way, turn off the electricity in your pool and contact an electrician. robin? >> great suggestions there, matt. with the holiday weekend coming up, people will be hitting the pool. >> double and triple-check. >> indeed. coming up, tiger woods' ex-wife breaking her silence about their divorce. plus, the little pink pill that could be the secret to spice up your love life. if you need it. and "open mike," epic bowling couch.
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that's almost twice a normal bowling lane. he accepted the dare. let's take a look. between the seats. over the carpet, down the lane. strike. >> a strike? >> he's lucky -- i thought he was going to put it through the glass door. how many of you are bowlers? >> i love bowling. >> you like bowling? >> joey did it. i think we can do it. i had them set up a little bowling alley here. >> let's do it. >> let's check it out. >> i brought my own ball. >> no excuses. you said you can do this. >> i'll give it a shot. >> we have to go in the lobby. past the security desk. through the elevator. >> okay. >> now, we measured this, everybody. it's not 120 feet. but tv magic, we're going to make it look 150 feet. >> go, michael. go, michael. all the way back here. >> all the way back here. see what we've got. >> yes, baby. yes.
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good morning, america. good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. >> and they say the best marriages contain just a little bit of magic. >> we're popping inside the very modern wedding on america's favorite comedy. and new this morning, what if you never use soap again? the research revealing why this could actually be better for your body. could this pink pill be the secret to spicing up your love life? is this the new solution to livening up your libido? all that and "x-men's" jennifer lawrence, as we say -- >> good morning, america. such a wonderful crowd joining us here in times square.
and who are these two guys? actually, they're two men from a company called rent-a-gent, where you can hire someone to help you run errands and do your chores. >> while they look really good doing it. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> they did take our breakfast orders. tea? thank you very much. >> excellent. >> wow. we're not kidding, folks.iko it's really called rent-a-gent. >> rent a gent. >> what did you get? >> peanut butter and honey.[ >> rent-a-gent. >> i like this. >> yes. >> letting it soak in, to be honest with you. >> they don't just deliver breakfast, by the way. i believe they've been ironing up in my dressing room. >> oh, really? >> so, when i come back, all of my clothes will be freshly pressed. i believe we have video of it. but trust me, they were in my dressing room. ironing my clothes.r >> yes.fá
>> they do everything. >> not everything. >> with a smile. >> that is true. >> not everything. not everything. >> they don't do everything. that's just part of the contract you have to sign, from what i read, when you get a rent-a-gent. we have a special errand for you guys. the breakfast order was easy. so, we have to send you guys out, man. we'll check in with you later. >> perfect. >> thank you. appreciate the breakfast. also ahead, tiger woods' ex-wife, breaking her silence, speaking out for the first time in four years. what she's saying about their breakup and their life right now.ç >> and do you think you could do this? give up sugar, not forever, but just ten days? doesn't sound too bad. a little harder than you think. dan harris tried it. and we're going to show you how he did in just a little bit. we get all of the top stories from amy. >> good morning, everyone. we begin with that battle against a raging wildfire near sedona, arizona. the fire has scorched about seven-square miles. crews are on the ground, hoping to get aerial support today.
helicopters and air tankers have been grounded because of strong, erratic winds. more than 3,000 residents are on standby to evacuate if the winds send the flames in their direction.ç and flights are back on schedule at denver's airport, after a reported tornado, one of eight in the area on wednesday. six planes were damaged by large hail, up to five inches of hail fell there. snowplows actually had to clear those roads. and new concerns this morning that the boston bombers may have had help carrying out last year's attack. federal prosecutors revealed the bombs used by the tsaranev brothers were fairly sophisticated with fuses made from christmas lights and a detonator made from model car parts. they say the brothers may have had some help building those bombs. but they have not yet identified any suspects. and a deadly attack this morning at a crowded market in northwest china. more than 30 people were killed when 2 suvs plowed through a crowd and set off explosives. the attack is blamed on muslim separatists. and back in this country,
police are reviewing surveillance video, showing two school buses colliding in long island, in new york. the larger bus had driven through a stop sign. the driver has been suspended, pending an investigation. both drivers and a student were rushed to the hospital. but they are all okay this morning. and mcdonald's is under pressure this morning, facing questions about worker wages at its annual shareholder meeting today. more than 1,000 protesters are demonstrating at the company's headquarters, pushing for higher pay. 139 were arrested wednesday for crossing police lines. and tough times at two of the nation's best-known retailers. sears parent company has reported a $402 million loss. and profits at american eagle are down 86%, forcing the company to close 150 stores. and finally, we all know that irresistible smell wafting out of cinnabon stores in the mall. but guess what? it's no accident.
"the wall street journal" has a uncovered the chain's secret strategy. and the story is going viral. cinnabon places all of its ovens deliberately near the front of the store and only opens stores in enclosed locations, like malls and airports. and the hoods over their ovens are weaker than usual, so the smell isn't sucked out. and they will heat trays of brown sugar and cinnamon, to keep the aroma in the air. they have vents that deliberately push the cinnabon smell out. when i'm at reagan national airport, i can smell the cinnabon. now, i know why. >> it's so hard. and you're eating it and you're like, why am i eating this? because it smells so good. >> i have no problem with everything you just said. and what they're doing. it works. >> it does. "pop news" coming up. michael has it today. but right now, we're going to get the weather from ginger. >> we have the texas-sized hello this morning. where in texas are you from? >> san antonio, texas. >> she had a shirt. it said, look where we're from.
very evident, thank you. let's get right into the forecast because we want to talk about severe weather, which, in parts of texas, there will be severe weather, back off to the far west. and then, parts of new mexico. another pocket later on this evening in denver. over to western kansas. and right through tennessee and here. you guys, look at it. just because it's not raining now, doesn't mean it won't rain later today. and here's the big question everybody has. memorial day weekend. this is for monday's outlook itself. quite a few thunderstorms in the center of the nation. up through the great lakes, too, and parts in the southeast. but drier in the northeast and also in the southwest. >> good morning, i am abc7 news meteorologist mike nicco with the forecast. drizzle through 9:00 and clouds through 11:00 and lower sunshine but warmer around the bay and inland and the warmth peaks this week. the transition next week will be dry. temperatures are low 60's along the coast and mid-60's in san francisco and low-to-mid 70's around the bay shore and 80's inland. the seven-day forecast shows
still hottest this holiday week. >> i love being at this huge party in times square. look at this. cousins reunited after 30 years. and they made best friends with these ladies from brooklyn, iowa. >> i'll happening in times square, ginger. thanks so much. here's a look at what's lp ahead on the "gma morning menu." in "pop news," why brad pitt took center stage with pop superstar, bruno mars. plus, the little pink pill that could be the secret to spicing up your love life. and how you can say so long to soap. the new way some say is even better for your skin. it's all coming up live, on "gma," right here in times square. ♪ the new samsung galaxy s5 with s-health helps you stay on top of your goals.
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news" time, michael. sorry. this is what we do in the commercial breaks. >> what? >> oh. >> that was a long way to goç r that ending. lara's taking time off. good to have you there in the chair. >> yes. for all of you who thought i was lara, don't adjust your tvs. it's me, michael. we have "pop news" and the "modern family" wedding, between mitch and cam. let's take a look. >> and by the powers vested in me by the state of california,gi now pronounce you spouses for life. you may now kiss your husband. >> we can see the two actors playing the glooms sharing messages going viral. jesse tyler ferguson tweeting, and just like that. i'm a married man. wait, i'm having deja vu. and from eric stonestreet, what
an honor it is to play half of this tv couple. can't wait until next season. >> it was really moving. and next story, tiger woods' ex, elin nordegren, is breab her silence on their relationship. we are waiting to hear her side of the story. she was telling "people" magazine things are good between them now. they live 25 minutes apart in southern florida. and they see each other, sharing custody of their two kids. they hope the children have two parents that have respect for one another. and that's what they have. >> at the end of the day, that's what matters. >> she waited until she had something positive to say. >> exactly. >> did it on her time. her pace. and brad pitt, he's having the time of his life down there in new orleans. new orleans, right? >> new orleans. new orleans. >> we saw him. we saw him toss a brew to
matthew mcconaughey this week. and then, going up on stage with george's favorite, "sex machine" going viral right now, as brad rocks that t rocks that tambourine, to raise money for hurricane catrina victims. great job, brad pitt. he had that left hand. but keep it up, brad. keep on working. we'll get you there. back to you, robin. >> thanks for coming out of the bullpen and do a "pop news" like that. whatever you need. bowling coach, too. also topping the "heat index" this morning, the pink pill, called women's viagra. but you can't get it quite yet. abc's mara schiavocampo is here with that. >> reporter: good morning. you can't get it. it's locked in a heated battle with the fda. it's not hormonal.
it works on the brain. for. when it comes to enhancing libido, there's plenty of options for men, as we've seen in viagra commercials. but for women, not so much. so, 25 for men. 0 for women. there's no fda-approved drugs to treat female sexual dysfunction. but sincindy is trying to chang that. it's theko little pink pill. if approved, it would become the first drug of its kind on the market. specifically for treating hypoactive sexual desire disorder, or hsdd, affecting an estimated one in ten women who say they have no desires whatsoever. if you're married and have no sexual desire, but channing tatum walks through the door,
and everything changes, do you have that condition? >> you do not. that's important. >> reporter: married mom of four amanda says she has hsdd. after using the pill for a few weer definite difference. >> i became much more of an initiator. and in turn, we became closer intimately. >> reporter: whitehead says most of the women in the trial doubled their so-called satisfying sexual events. and reported a 50% increase in sexual desire. after weighing the benefits and the lprisk, the fda made a big decision on the mkipill, no. sprout pharmaceuticals is appealing the decision. if they win, it could be available as early as next year. >> i will be the first one waiting for the prescription. >> reporter: the fda denied our request to answer questions or comment on the drug. but they did say they are committed to advancing treatments for physical sexual
dysfunction. >> the side effects? >> reporter: they were concerned about the side effects. they were minor. sleepiness, dizziness, headaches. a lot of people are comparing to the side-effects we hear for the male dysfunction medicines and saying they don't line up. >> i wonder if the blue pill has confusing commercials. i wonder what the pink pill will look like. they're like sailing and then -- oh. >> sailing isño' good times. >> he sails as often as he can. >> he'll figure it out. coming up next on "the heat index," the research that could have you, well, maybe, ditching your daily shower. not me. it's thanks to a special, new spray. abc's nick watt goes inside this story. it's appearing online this morning and in sunday's "new york times" magazine. take a look. >> reporter: every day for a month, julia scott sprays fá herself. 20 million bacteria in every
spritz. did you smell? >> yes. i did smell. >> reporter: she took brief three-minute showers. but no soap, shampoo or deodorant. eww. >> i was afraid of sitting next to somebody and having them gag. >> reporter: julia, a writer for "the new york times," was on a trial of this brand-new product. a bacteria the makers say our ancient ancestors were covered in. and they claim it could make our skin soft and moist. >> a bacteria is equal to dirt. >> reporter: dirt? >> yes, dirt. like dirt. >> reporter: here's the inventor, who swears by his product and says he hasn't showered in 12 years. no joke. >> you stop missing it. and, you know, it gives me a little extra time every day because i don't have to, you know, shower. our ancestors never bathed. >> reporter: our producer sniffedfá him. you smell great. >> reporter: good.
will this catch on? >> no. not here. >> reporter: with bearded types, perhaps? is that appealing to you in principle? >> we're not english. >> reporter: the european market will be huge. anyway, back to julia. did you÷ú notice a difference? >> yes. my skin became more soft to the touch. and i noticed that my face, which is prone to did clear up. she didn't say for sure. what if it gets in your mouth? now, you're just showing off. would you? could you? will you? for "good morning america," nick watt, abc news, san francisco. >> i thought it was one thing when we were putting the jeans in the freezer and not washing y/áx jeans. but not washing yourself? >> what%q are we telling peopl here? i love the shower. i wouldn't give up the feeling of the shower. it wakes you up. >> i guess we're unanimous on
that one. next up, katie couric's fed-up, no sugar challenge. tençoi days sugar-free. taken up by our friend and weekend "nightline" anchor. you're still on it. >> i'm still on it. i haven't had a chance÷ú to hav my sugar binge yet. i will say, i'm an annoyingly healthy guy. i eat a lot of fruit and vegetables. my only vice. but one vice is dessert. so, you can only imagine my discomfort when katie asked me to give up sugar for ten days. and i kept a video diary. it's sunday night before katie couric's sugar-free death march. and i'm doing a last-minute binge. sure enough, the next day -- everybody's having chocolate. and ice cream. and i'm having fruit. >> are you cheating?
>> reporter: i'm not cheating. tom, executive producer of "gma," is documenting this.4h this is unhappy face. under the rules of the fed up challenge, you could have fruit. but nothing with added sugar. no cookies and no soda, of course. but as iç learned by watching katie's movie called "fed up," almost everything we eat has added sugar. >> there are 600,000 food items in america. 80% of them have added sugar. >> reporter: on day five, dr. mark hymen, featured in the movie, took me to the supermarket. >> if there's an ingredient you can't pronounce, don't recognize, put the food back on the shelf. >> reporter: it's the afternoon of day nine. and dietary people are is so close, i can almost taste it. i am sleeping better without the sugar. but the cravings have not diminished one bit. on my way home from work, i pass all of these amazing and tantalizing dessert places.
chocolates. ridiculous cupcakes. in the end, i will admit i found some swedish fish my wife had hidden in the cabinet. and to my great shame, i had two of them. >> confessions. >> i feel like this is confession. >> if you're going to cheat, you cheat with swedish fish? >> well, the judgment is serious. it was what was available. i had cleared the house. there was one thing leftover. and i had a moment of weakness. >> how do you feel? >> good. the sleeping has been a big thing. i eat a lot of dessert before i go to bed, which is a big mistake. i haven't been doing that. and i've been sleeping better. >> same for you? >> i did the ten-day challenge, too. i gave up sugar. and i'm waking up earlier. it was hard, though, because like dan, i have a sweet tooth. i love cookies. i like chocolate. and i use artificial sweetener in my coffee in the morning. it's shown that artificial sweeteners doko the same thing
your brain chemistry. >> did you have any kind of withdrawal? >> yeah. the cravings. you walk through my neighborhood, as i showed you. and there's all these cookie and cupcake places. >> you notice them more? >> you feel deprived. i felt very angry at katie. >> sorry, dan. i'm so sorry. but you know, it's also hard, i don't know if you went out to dinner with friends. i went. and they had dessert came with the meal. curses. and it came out and looked so delicious. i found if you just say no altogether. i take one bite of something, i end up in the corner with chocolate sauce dripping down my face. >> that's easier. what do you think is going to linger from this? from the challenge? >> for me, it's really, i hope it changes the way i eat. i have been looking at labels much more 8carefully, ever sin i started doing this film. and so, i payfá attention. i shop totallysdifferently, george. i look at,ç you know, how many grams of sugar is in everything. and i'm shocked all the time. i think i'm just going to try to
still reduce the amount of sugar that i'm intaking every day because it just -- i've lost five pounds. i got rid of a little belly fat. it's not as poochy, tmi. i think it's really made me feel better and look better. >> you going to stick with it? >> i think i will stick with it with a few calculated sugar binges along the way, including one tonight. >> once you start, you start -- it makes you crave more and more. you have to do it sparingly. >> you've had a lot of fans keeping up with you. >> something like 26,000 people have done the fed up challenge. they've given me kips like putting vanilla extract in your oatmeal instead of sugar. and blueberries and nuts and chia seeds. and everybody is giving each other hints on how to stay strong. >> and your meditation helped you? >> it did because i could feel the cravings come up and try to let them pass.
good morning. the white house will formally unveil a new stamp honoring harvey milk today. the u.s. postal service is issuing the forever stamp to coincide with harvey milk day. he made history becoming the first openly gay politician to old office in california. he was assassinated the following year. your morning commute, how is it going? >> not so smoothly, you can see the yellow sensors that we have slowing on the scene. let's go to the bay bridge toll plaz sarks we had an earlier injury in the left lane, the damage is now done, you're looking at 30 minutes from the maze to san francisco. >> we'll check out your forecast
ike hondfused all deb. now honda's slinging mud, launching false attacks. isn't it time to put the old politics aside? the chronicle endorses ro khanna, saying he "offers an upgrade in congress for silicon valley." and the mercury news says, "ro khanna is ready for the congress of tomorrow... ...while honda is a politician of the past." for our future: ro khanna. khanna: i'm ro khanna and i approve this message. still dealing with the marine layer clouds and temperatures mainly in the low to upper 50s. drizzle still possible for the next hour or two and then it will dry and warm up slowly. the biggest jump inland around walnut creek in san jose. here's your forecast, temperatures tomorrow about the
same as today, then it will be hot saturday and sunday, a slight cooling trend ♪ you want to give up 'cause it's dark ♪ ♪ we're really not that far apart ♪ that's lady a. and we're so excited. they'll be kicking off this year's "gma"%q summer concert series. this is one you do not want to miss. it's all kicking off tomorrow morning, right here on "gma." the weather will be better, right, ginger? >> yes, it will. improving all day. >> those folks don't mind the weather. now, let's look at wynonna. she's here this morning. going to perform live for us. and we're going to talk about a powerful, new movie she's involved with. a project close to her heart.
>> i saw her, the moment i walked in this morning. and just does your heart good to be around that woman. plus, jennifer lawrence is here to talk about her role in the brand-new "x men" movie. we'll talk to j. law coming up. we want to get to a new service. rent-a-gent. if you ever wanted a hunky guy to be on your arm. arm candy or on a date, or to tackle the handyman tasks around the house.[ paula faris checked out the new service. >> reporter: marina has it all. the job. the looks. and depending on her mood, her choice of frankie, harrison, or eric. she uses a service called rent-a-gent. for around $200 an hour, you can pick from a list of handsome, intelligent men, toxv your sexless, kiss-free companion. they can be your date, cook you
a meal or fix your sink. marina is very pleased. >> i think he's hot. right? tall. >> how are you? you can come in. >> reporter: and that's no accident. each gent is carefully selected by a panel of ladies in a casting session. picking only the creme de la creme. >> the criteria is three things. they have to be very handsome. they have to be intelligent. and they have to have some kind of talent. ♪ i can hear her heartbeat >> reporter: at the end of the day, you don't want them to to these guys? >> no. >> reporter: i'm a happily married woman. but i liked the idea of some handsome help around the house. >> i'm tommy. >> i'm paula. nice to meet you. >> reporter: tommy, the mentor, was advertised as good with kids. so, i decided to put him to the test. >> you are going down. >> oh.
>> pillow fight. >> oh, no. >> reporter: even when things got rowdy, tommy was the perfect gent. >> i do so like green eggs and ham. thank you, thank you, sam i -- >> am. >> good job. >> reporter: gentleman, that is. for "good morning america," paula faris, abc news, new yorkp >> what do we have here now? here comes our rent-a-gent, rico. biking into the studio right there. looks like he has nice, spring flowers. wanted you guys to have a little bit of a treat this morning. >> did you do that for us? >> michael and i did this. yeah. >> you did that. >> thank you. >> you're welcome. >> thank you, rico. >> you're welcome. they're beautiful. >> rico. nice to see you. i like sunflowers. thank you.
>> oh, gosh. thank you. >> thank you so much. and thank you, george. >> you're welcome. >> that's very kind. >> very kind. and speaking of sunflowers, are we going to see some sun in our forecast? >> maybe we should rent a gent to have him help me. here's the clicker. just go ahead and push right there. yeah. that's good. perfect. it worked.nb let's get to the forecast. that would be the twitter photos is where we want to begin. dayton, ohio, we had major flooding all over ohio. not all over. but many parts yesterday. and the front moving to the south and east now. and you see that fern creek picture. we want to thank you for sending those twitter photos. and look at this. you have the southwest cooler, as we talked about. but really quite nice. seattle, 76. portland, 81. and reno, 72. i'll leave you a look across the nation
>> and up to 88 today and 61 to 67 at the coast. the holiday forecast is going to be warmer >> all that weather, brought to you by party city. just smelling my flowers. we're going to stay on the travel theme for the holiday weekend. if you're planning to travel, the bright lights of las vegas may have more to offer than you might ñs not just blackjack, slot machines% but also, some of the best food in the country. abc's rachel smith sampled them, with the help of the las vegas convention and visitors authority. >> reporter: it's a tourist hot spot known for luxury, entertainment and even a little temptation. but beyond the bright lights, in spectacular water shows, like the one at the bellagio, the proximate four-mile stretch
offers a smorgasbord of dining selections, more than any other u.s. destination. >> the competition among chefs out here is pretty fierce. that makes the cuisine in this town grow. >> reporter: natch auranaturall sent me behind the scenes. to sip or stir in the kitchen. first up, family style cuisine at rao's in caesar's palace. why is vegas a hot destination for restaurants and chefs around the world? >> it has evolved into this very rich, vibrant new city that has the best of the best these days. >> reporter: especially the meatballs. oh, my gosh. >> pretty good, huh? >> reporter: i didn't know a meatball could be so good. smack-dab in the center of the strip, is where stevenfá is heating things up. at stk las vegas at the cosmopolitan. >> something we do different at
stk, is we have small, large and medium cuts. everybody is going to eat comfortably, and not be too full so they can go out and enjoy vegas night life. >> reporter: and i go to the border grill las vegas, inside the mandalay bay casino. the two hot tamales. why is vegas the place to be? >> it's such a fun place to be. and when -- the minute you get off the plane, you can feel it in the air that people are excited to be here. >> reporter: for "good morning america," rachel smith, abc news, las vegas. >> thanks, rachel, for that. coming up here, jennifer lawrence, talking about her big role in the big, new "x men" movie.
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mystique, up to her old tricks, kicking bootee first and asking questions later. >> i don't believe you have jurisdiction of this matter. >> i'm afraid i do, son. >> let's move out. >> where's eric? >> i'm on my own now. >> okay. we're like little kids jumping up and down. >> not you. >> we're excited. excited to have you back. >> thank you. >> as well. in the clip, you're saying you're alone but you're not. you're reunited with the cast from "first class." and then, some of the originals.
>> i know. i got to shoot with hugh jackman, the original wolverine. i started sweating when he came on the set. it was so fun. >> and you, the way you transform. and this, you were actually painted blue. >> yes. >> completely. and i'm trying to gingerly find a way to -- >> to ask me how lovely that is? >> right. >> it was way better this year. we got down from eight hours to three hours, which is amazing. most of it's kind of like a suit type of situation on my legs. so, that cuts off a lot of time. it's much better. >> how do you like how the character has evolved? >> i think it's so exciting because it's a new future. we can take mystique any way we want. it's kind of a battle for her soul at this point. is she going to become the murderous assassin that we know mystique to be now? or is she going to be the good, you know, good-hearted person that charles knew her growing up. we don't know. it's exciting. >> it wasn't that long ago,
jennifer lawrence, that you were like a little girl, looking into this window. >> i was here. >> now, people are peering in looking at you. what's that like? >> it's really weird and exciting because i look at this. and this studio is a memory for me when i was 14 and my first trip here. and it's so exciting to see television being made. that's incredible. that's when i remember this place more. >> we appreciate you making time for us, jennifer. >> thank you. >> it's great to see you. >> great to be back. >> all of the best going forward. and "x-men: days of future past" coming up in theaters tomorrow. coming up, wynonna. there she is with her hubby. new music, when we come back.
those who sacrificed their lives in combat. a new major motion picture is out tomorrow. it focuses on the war in afghanistan, as seen through the eyes of soldiers on the front lines. it was shot by our abc colleagues, father and son journalists, who captured a raw, up close look at the humanity of our armed forces. "follow me," a powerful and haunting song from country megastar, wynonna. ♪ through the shadows of death >> reporter: written for a new film called "the hornet's nest," a raw and emotional look at the war in afghanistan. >> we have landed in the hornet's nest. >> go, go. >> reporter: it was shot and produced by our abc news colleagues mike boettcher, a veteran conflict journalist, and his son, carlos. >> i felt that we needed to more
fully tell the stories of the men and women in uniform there. and the only way to do it, was to be there with them full-time. >> i told him, i wanted to be with you. i want to go with you. i want to do this with you, dad. >> reporter: for two years, beginning in 2009, mike and carlos embedded with u.s. troops. >> snipers firing from the tree line over there. >> we were under heavy fire. and we didn't know if the other one was alive or dead. >> reporter: documenting the unparalleled heroism of the men and women who fight side-by-side, and follow one another into battle. >> americans go out there now. and god bless them. say, thank you for your service. but they don't have a clue what they're thanking them for, really. that's why i wanted to make a film that will show you exactly what it means. so, the next time you say thank you for your service, you'll know what the heck you're thanking them for. >> i asked these wonderful
servicemen to come in. i saw them outside. and it was so perfect, with you, wynonna. not playing at all. here with wynonna, a dear friend, and her husband, cactus. you saw "the hornet's nest." they became much big supporters of the film, they decided to perform a song. you have always gone out and really been there for people who serve our country. >> music is the backdrop for peacetime and war. and i tell my children every day how blessed we are to have freedom. this is about healing and community and fellowship. appreciate you guys and the women. so, you're absolutely right. i stood up and show up. >> you show up. and how this all came about, cact cactus, very interesting story. >> i was in a gym in l.a. she was doing "dancing with the stars." i was working out. i had a motorcycle accident, which happened a year and a half
ago. i was walking around with a walker, not my favorite in l.a. in a gym, everyone's beautiful. and a guy was standing in the corner, the producer of this film. and i came walking by. and he said, are you a vet? i said, i'm a musician. he says, you have to come see this movie. and we talk about wy and i writing a song. >> tell us about "follow me." >> as you know, from experience, when life hands you something, you have to make a choice. and these men made a choice to follow their leader down into the pits of hell. i don't know if i can do that. i don't know about y'all. but these men went where i don't know that i could. it's down in the hornet's nest, where they're surrounded by taliban and to save their brother. and -- brothers. and i just -- >> it was great to see the leader. >> "follow me," it hit me. >> i'll go, if you follow me. >> all right.
"the hornet's nest" opens in select theaters tomorrow nationwide. >> never been done before. all soldiers. no actors. >> we're saying no actors. performing they're song from that film, wynonna, "follow me." ♪, there's a world at the gates of hell ♪ ♪ holy rollin' when the darkness fell ♪ ♪ yes, pieces gathered the blood comes from a wall ♪ ♪ and only the spirit and down to the hole ♪
♪ i'm almost jealous of this damn small ♪ ♪ had to pray for the sun to shine ♪ ♪ down in hell once more i want to soar with the eagles ♪ ♪ and feel good again 'cause i'm high above this hell ♪ ♪ in this garden of sin ♪ so, follow me oh, lord, we must go where we go ♪ ♪ to the shadows of death in this valley below ♪ ♪ where we'llñi meet the ghosts only angels can see ♪ ♪ and we'll stand as one you follow me ♪g#
we thank all of the men and women who serve this country. and i love how, in the piece, it says, now when we say thank you for your service, this film nest. and it's a perfect weekend, memorial day weekend. >> we have much to celebrate. >> we do. >> thank you for coming t(today. tomorrow, we're going to kick off our memorial day weekend, with our summer concert series. lady antebellum live from central park. thanks for watching, everybody. >> they're good.
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