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good morning, america. breaking overnight, health care showdown. republicans debate continues after a setback vote overnight hours after john mccain's dramatic return to capitol hill. the president pressures republicans. defends himself. >> with the exception of the late great abraham lincoln, i can be more presidential than any president that's ever held this office. >> and he rails against his attorney general jeff sessions. now trump's former campaign manager who was just on air force one joins us live. an abc news exclusive. the family at the center of that vacation tragedy speaking out for the first time. >> how do two people at the same exact time just pass out in the pool? >> searching for answers after their 20-year-old daughter's mysterious death after drinking at a mexican resort. now her brother revealing new
details about what they were served. the dramatic escape. newly released cell phone video showing the moment three convicts make a daring jail break crawling through pipes, even giving a thumb's up before they were finally caught. and who is this supposed to be? beyonce fans outraged over her wax figure. the museum revamping it, why the beyhive is still not crazy in love. ♪ looking so crazy oh, boy, we do say good morning, america. so they revamped it and not a whole lot better there. >> yeah, the fans are still saying, hold up. that is not exactly looking like queen bey. but maybe there is a reason behind it. >> very bright light. >> that's it. could be. >> as bright as it can be. >> we'll get more on that later.
but first, we have two big stories out of washington. that health care showdown. setback for senate republicans. their latest plan defeated hours after john mccain's dramatic return to washington to kick off the debate. and president trump continues to campaign against his own attorney general unleashing more unprecedented attacks for refusing so far to fire him. we're going to talk to trump's close political adviser corey lewandowski who was on air force one with the president last night. but first, we'll talk to mary bruce on capitol hill with all the latest on health care. good morning, mary. >> reporter: good morning, george. the health care fight is now playing out right here on the senate floor. senators are in the thick of this debate, but deep divisions remain, and this morning, they still don't have a solution that has the votes to pass. overnight, at a campaign rally in ohio, the president tried to rally republicans to repeal and replace obamacare. >> for seven years, every republican running for office promised to repeal and replace this disastrous law. now, they must keep their promise.
>> reporter: as republicans work to fulfill that promise, the president with a warning. >> any senator who votes against repeal and replace is telling america that they are fine with the obamacare nightmare. >> reporter: but this morning, they still haven't come up with a health care bill that has the support to pass. >> the motion is not agreed to. >> reporter: overnight, another setback. the latest bill to repeal and replace obamacare failing on the floor. the plan republicans spent weeks crafting dead just hours after they voted to open debate. with health care reform on the line, john mccain tuesday made a dramatic return to capitol hill. less than a week after being diagnosed with brain cancer, he received a bipartisan embrace and a thunderous standing ovation and then delivered a stunning wake-up call to his colleagues. >> let's trust each other. let's return to regular order.
we are getting nothing done, my friends, we're getting nothing done. >> reporter: republicans aren't giving up this health care fight but its future is now unclear. and this is now a free-wheeling process that could go on for days. senators are debating and voting on various amendments as they try to cobble together a consensus here and rewrite obamacare. the options come up with some way to repeal and replace, just repeal, or aim for something that's even more narrow, but, robin, this morning, none of the above has enough support to pass. >> it does seem that way, mary, thank you. now to that fallout between president trump and his attorney general jeff sessions, the president leaving open the responsibility he will fire him. our chief white house correspondent jon karl is in washington with all those details for us. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, robin. the president has made it clear he is so disappointed with his attorney general, that firing him remains on the table, although this morning, jeff sessions is showing absolutely no signs of stepping down.
after days of unprecedented attacks on his own attorney general, the president dismissed criticism at the rally in ohio that he's been off message and unpresidential. >> sometimes they say he doesn't act presidential. and i say, hey, look, great schools, smart guy, it's so easy to act presidential, but that's not going to get it done. with the exception of the late, great abraham lincoln, i can be more presidential than any president that's ever held this office. >> reporter: but just hours earlier the president was publicly seething over attorney general jeff sessions and his decision to recuse himself from the russia investigation. >> if he was going to recuse himself, he should have told me prior to taking office, and i would have quite simply picked somebody else. >> reporter: the president accused sessions of hurting the institution of the presidency
and refused to rule out firing him. >> we will see what happens. time will tell. time will tell. >> reporter: the president's attacks have not set well with sessions' former colleagues in congress. >> i think he made the right decision to recuse himself from the russia matter. >> jeff has been very loyal to the president and i think he deserves it back. >> reporter: and abc news has learned that top trump ally newt gingrich made a personal intervention with the president on tuesday to try to smooth things over. the president making news on twitter this morning, announcing a change in department of defense policy regarding transgender individuals. this comes in a series of three tweets. the president tweeti intweeting, after consultation with my generals and military experts, please be advised that the united states government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the u.s. military. our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming
victory and can not be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. unclear what he means by medical costs. this is revefrlal from the campaign. let's talk to corey lewandowski. why is the president humiliating sessions like this. >> i don't think he's humiliating jeff sessions. as i know, when donald trump went down to mobile, alabama, and 40,000 people in a football stadium in august of 2015, i think jeff saw the movement and decided to endorse then-candidate trump and now president trump. it was a smart decision for jeff
sessions. >> hold on a second, corey. you're changing your tune. through the campaign, you talked about what a standup guy jeff sessions was, for jeff sessions coming out and endorsing. in the last the president called him beleaguered, unfair to the presidency. the president has been very clear about this, george. if he would have known that jeff sessions was going to recuse himself from the russia investigation then he would have looked at having the attorney general who was not going to recuse himself because the question was, was that information known ahead of time. it's clearly the president prerogative to decide who serves as the attorney general of the united states. this is very, very important. the question remains -- what is robert mueller continuing to investigatin
investigating? is he investigating some alleged tie between the trump campaign and the russian government? because if that's the case, no agency, whether it is the republicans or democrats in the house or the senate have come up with any evidence whatsoever -- >> you just made the connection between this and robert mueller and that is fueling a lot of suspicion among a lot of people. they believe the president wants to have an attorney general there who will be in charge of the russia investigation, who will be in charge of robert mueller, who will have the ability to fire robert mueller. is that the president's motivation here? >> if the president wants to fire robert mueller, by all accounts he has a legal authority to do so and could have done that on day one. he could have done it today. >> actually, corey, that's not true. right now it is the acting attorney general rod rosenstein who has that authority. >> you're wrong. the president has a legal authority to fire robert mueller if he wants to. now, robert mueller reports to rod rosenstein. but rod rosenstein could also be terminated. look, the constitution is very clear. the president is the chief executive officer of this country and has the ability to
hire and fire executives who work for him and that would be the case with either rod rosenstein if he chose to and he's not doing that or robert mueller. and it's very clear the president has the ability to do. robert mueller reports to rod rosenstein because jeff sessions recused himself. >> if the president is unhappy with the attorney general and he's been saying that day after day after day after day, why doesn't he sit down with him man-to-man, face-to-face and have it out? >> look, i think the president is going to have that conversation with senator sessions and to jeff's credit there's things he's been doing, particularly with the justice department cracking down on ms-13, preventing additional border crossings and enforcing the laws, that's important to the president and i know the president is thankful for the work jeff has done in that regard. >> you say the president will sit down and talk with him. he began the campaign what is week in "the new york times." wednesday, we're now a week from that and the president has not spoken with him yet he continues to attack him every single day. when the president fired you, to
his credit and your credit, you sat down with him, it was face-to-face, he did it. >> i don't think anybody said the president is going to or not going to fire jeff sessions. what the president has said, look, let's wait and see, and at some point if the president decides to make a decision, it's going to be a decision that is thought out, it has been thought through and there will be a plan in place if that's the way the president wants to go. but, as of right now like most other things, the speculation and conjecture about what the president is going to do and jeff sessions remains the attorney general. >> it's the president who is fueling that speculation and conjecture and isn't this the situation really the worst of both worlds for the president? he's got sessions still in the job and the president looks weak because his own cabinet members defying him by staying in that job despite what the president is saying. >> oh, i don't think the president looks weak at all. look, i think, if anything, the president looks stronger than any previous admission we've seen. the difference is, if you go back and look at previous administrations, you know, what you've seen is attorneys general who have been held in contempt of congress, that have basically just disregarded that contempt. when congress has asked the former attorneys general to
prosecute people or to hold them in contempt, they've completely dismissed it. the difference here is, donald trump is letting jeff sessions do his job and letting robert mueller do his job. that's what the president is supposed to do. >> i guess he's letting jeff sessions do his job while attacking him every single day. i'm afraid that's all we have time for today, corey, but thanks for joining us. >> thank you. >> robin. >> you bring up an excellent point and one that many have. why not face-to-face instead of online have a meeting face-to-face. >> look him in the eye. >> and either way work it out that way. we're going to turn now to severe weather. flash flooding across the country. rescues in the southwest overnight. more rain coming for the already soaked midwest. ginger, you know, is following it all for us. good morning, ginger. >> good morning. imagine being in las vegas, nevada, and driving up to this. the signs in the road are just rushing down with that water. you had more than half an inch fall in 15 minutes. that is how you get that result. in parts of northern arizona you also saw human chains forming again trying to save some of those folks that have made their way into those waters.
those huge waves rushing over them. and now we're talking about flash flood potential for the area already so hard hit. slow-moving storms moving through and flash flood watches that take us through iowa and northern missouri. this area has had more than three times their july average already and more to come. robin. >> all right, ginger, thanks so much. now we'll go to a troubling new study about the risk of brain injury in football. researchers have found out among the brains of 111 former nfl players donated to science, nearly all show signs of a brain disease known as cte and abc's paula faris is here with the details. it shows it's not just professional athletes at risk. >> you mentioned although one of the former nfl players had chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or cte, but according to this new study, high school players showed signs of the disease as did a staggering 91% of college players.
this morning, an unprecedented new study raising red flags suggesting cte could be more common in football than once believed. the numbers are staggering. the american medical association studied the brains of 202 deceased football players from all levels who have shown signs of cte when they were alive, 87% had the disease and among former nfl players, all but one had the disease. >> essentially it says it's a problem for pro football. it's a problem at all levels, high school and above, and we need to now look for ways to detect it in living people and most importantly to treat it in living people. >> reporter: this new research coming just seven months after the nfl finalized a nearly $1 billion class action lawsuit by former players who claim they suffered traumatic brain injuries during their careers. the roster of deceased players who suffered from cte, including frank gifford. >> frank gifford flying around. >> reporter: and dave duerson and junior seau who both committed suicide. they're tackling the situation
on and off the field, they say, by supporting scientific research and advancing progress in the prevention and treatment of head injuries. a sentiment nfl commissioner roger goodell talked with robin about last year. >> we've had 40 different rule changes all designed on making the game safer and invested in equipment changes. we're seeing safety changes to the turf which i think will help on impacts including head impacts on the turf. >> now, we have to mention this study only looked at players who were exhibiting signs of cte while they were alive. that is a substantial caveat but just this week nfl player britton retired saying i'd like to have my brain functioning when i'm older. we talked about it for so many professional players. they accept the data and they accept the risk and continue to play because for them imagining a life without football is not a life at all. >> is this the thing you talked about a lot while you're
playing? >> you don't talk about it and i'm pretty sure if there was something that could show you if you had it while you were living, i don't know how many would actually take it. >> wow, interesting. >> yeah, almost -- don't know, keep on going. >> you wouldn't want to know? >> i wouldn't want to know. but if i don't know your names when i show up here one day, then you know. >> that's a test. >> that's the test. so, amy has the morning's other top stories including new concerns about north korea. north korea may be closer than we thought to developing a nuclear missile that can reach the united states. "the washington post" is reporting a pentagon assessment has determined the north koreans are making surprising progress and there is a possibility that kim jong-un could have an intercontinental nuclear missile by as early as next year. there are new tensions between the u.s. and iran. after a navy ship fired warning shots at this iranian patrol boat. the navy says it came dangerously close. iran is accusing the u.s. of trying to provoke a fight. well, back here in this country, a hostage drama on the
las vegas strip is over this morning with the suspect in custody. police say willett ridge held up a bank, stole $19,000 and then took three hostages. they say they captured him when he tried to buy a motorcycle at the harley-davidson dealership on the strip. thankfully the hostages are all okay. apple may be closer to using the tag line made in america. president trump tells "the wall street journal" apple has promised to build three manufacturing plants in the u.s. he didn't say when. no comment from apple. and a special birthday party invitation for a police officer one year after he saved the day for a family in texas. deputy mark diebold sat down for tea with 1-year-old evelyn hall. he delivered her a year ago in a gas station parking lot when her parents couldn't make it to the hospital in time. you can see the two bonded and had a great time clinking cups. it's very cute. the entire family calls officer diebold uncle mark. >> he looked very comfortable.
not his first tea party. >> thank you. >> he did a great job there. let's go back to ginger. >> that same system threatening the midwest with that flash flooding going to do damaging wind potential from kansas city to moline today and then it slides east. i have to show you this huge area for thursday from memphis through paducah to new york city and philadelphia. hi, there! i'm abc7 news meteorologist mike nicco. your accuweather highlights. sunshine this afternoon, the
warming trend begins. then when the heat holds inland, we'll have free air conditioning at the coast this weekend. partly cloudy and comfortable nights for all of us, no matter how hot it gets during the day. today 90 in east bay neighborhoods, 70s around the bay and san francisco, 60s at the coast. tonight's temperatures drop into the mid-50s to mid-60s, not quite as cloudy as this morning. >> it is chilly here but it'll be 110 in some places in the plains. i'm going to show you that. >> heating up. all right, ginger, thank you. coming up, that abc exclusive. the family of the young woman who died in a mexican resort's pool is speaking out for the first time. and the dramatic jailbreak caught on camera. the newly released tape revealing how three inmates made their big escape. their big escape. copd makes it hard to breathe. so to breathe better, i go with anoro. ♪go your own way copd tries to say, "go this way." i say, "i'll go my own way" with anoro.
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on items big or small. good morning. i'm jessica castro from "abc7 mornings." a bombshell out of washington this morning. president trump tweeted that transgender people will not be allowed to serve in any capacity in the u.s. military. peninsula congresswoman jackie speier responded with a tweet, criticizing the president for attacking the troops when he never served. switching gears, let's talk traffic. hi, alexis! >> hi, good morning. we are still bouncing back on the bay bridge from an earlier crash on the incline. looking pretty average here at the toll plaza, but about 18 minutes once you pass the toll booths into san francisco. and we had a problem for a short time as you traveled northbound on 101 into the city as well. just before vermont street. a seven-vehicle crash. did clear to that off ramp, but obviously, residual delays both
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hey, good morning. thanks for sticking around. temperatures a little bit milder this morning, upper 50s to mid-60s. and that's going to springboard us to warmer temperatures this afternoon. we do have some delays at sfo. the longest one so far this week an hour and nine minutes. clouds, then sun on the roads and dry. mass transit, a bit warmer today and a small craft advisory north of the bay bridge through the delta once again. here's my accuweather seven-day forecast. it's going to be hottest tomorrow, but if you're heading to the coast to escape the heat, which will linger inland, just know there's going to be some dangerous surf on our south-facing beaches. jessica? mike, thank you. the family of the young woman who died on a vacation at a resort in mexico is speaking out. that's coming up next on "good morning america." we'll also have another news update in about 30 minutes and always on our news app and
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welcome back to "gma" and you're looking at massive flames closing in on paradise. forcing at least 10,000 people to evacuate along the french riviera. >> and you can see where they're evacuating too, the beach itself. many people actually slept there overnight. more than 500 firefighters are battling those raging wildfires. >> that is some of the most beautiful land on earth. back here at home, west cleaning up from monsoon rain and flash floods drowning neighborhoods in las vegas and now 65 million are in the path of severe weather. from the midwest to northeast. and republican senators face a major setback in their battle to repeal and replace the affordable care act and the senate sank the latest draft of the bill. but the fight not over yet. they will debate through the week. republicans trying to find some common ground in the coming days and president trump is pushing them to keep their promise.
but we begin this half hour with that abc news exclusive. the family of a young american woman who mysteriously died after being served alcohol at an upscale mexican resort. that family is searching for answers, speaking out for the first time, and abc's gio benitez sat down with them in milwaukee. good morning, gio. >> reporter: robin, good morning to you. they are speaking out now because they're hoping that somebody who was at the resort that day will come forward with information. this happened in broad daylight and they say the hotel had no surveillance cameras by the pool. >> you protect your child from so much since they're born and then, you know it happens in an instant. >> reporter: this is the family at the center of a battle for answers. desperately trying to find out how their daughter ended up floating face down in a pool breaking her collarbone and slipping into a coma just two hours into their mexican vacation at a five-star resort. later dying. how excited about mexico were you? >> probably the most excited.
-- probably the most excited person was abbey. >> reporter: her mom and dad booked the resort. >> we're going to go out. you need to meet us at 7:30. >> reporter: 20-year-old abbey and her brother austin stayed by the pool. >> we swam around for a little bit and decided let's celebrate with, you know, a drink, so we go to the bar and another group that was already there, we just started talking. >> so people you didn't know. >> no, we didn't know them. the bartender pours out a line of shots and come all the way down and i take one and everyone else does and the last thing i remember was just like we are right now sitting here talking and lights went out and i woke up in the ambulance. >> so you went from fine to blacked out. >> yep. >> in seconds? >> like i said i felt completely normal. >> reporter: a guest found abbey and austin floating face down in
the pool, and soon they were on their way to the hospital. but jenny and john had no idea. >> now it's time for you to meet them in the lobby. >> it was getting close to 8:00. i'm starting to get worried. i said i just need to call their room because i can't contact them any other way to find out where they are. and she said is your husband here with you and i'm like, well, yeah, he is sitting right over there, and then she went and got the general manager and quickly brought me to john, explained that there had been an accident. >> reporter: abbey was brain dead. austin had a concussion and a golf ball-size lump on his head. abbey was flown to a florida hospital where she later died. >> she was on the right path, a good path for her and she was happy. >> reporter: that day their blood alcohol level was a 0.25. three times the legal limit in their home state of wisconsin. austin says he can't remember how many shots they had. >> is it at all possible you drank too much?
>> i've thought about it and i mean it is a possibility. but how if we're in a group of people do two people at the same exact time just pass out in the pool and no one sees it. >> reporter: the family questioning if tainted alcohol, a toxic mix of cheap ingredients could be partially to blame. other families have since come forward recalling how they suddenly blacked out after a few drinks during visits to resorts in mexico. mexican officials say they've seized 1.4 million gallons of tainted alcohol from mexican businesses including resorts, clubs, bars, warehouses and manufacturers in the past seven years. this video was of one of the largest seizures in 2015. 260,000 gallons taken from a warehouse in just one day. the iberostar resort denies serving tainted alcohol telling "the milwaukee journal sentinel," we only purchase sealed bottles that satisfy all standards required by the designated regulatory authorities. we are deeply saddened by this
incident and reiterate our deepest sympathies and condolences to the family. >> what do you want the hotel to do now? >> we need the hotel to allow the police and our investigators to access the employees that were there. they haven't responded to any of our requests. >> if you could send a message to abbey right now, what would you say? >> i guess i would like to say i hope she didn't suffer at all and i hope she's at peace. >> we miss you. >> and we miss you. >> i just almost want to say thank you for being there for me up to this point and i don't know what to do without her just thank you and i love you. >> heartbreaking and the family will file a lawsuit against the resort hoping that it will lead to answers and we should tell you the mexican health ministry tells "gma" it has no records of any tainted alcohol at iberostar
resorts. robin. >> none whatsoever. just hearing the family and you said they do -- what else are they planning to do going forward, the family, gio? >> reporter: well, robin, right now, they're hoping that coming lawsuit will help them at least gain access to information. they don't even know who was at the resort, who may have seen this happen, and so they say they haven't even been able to interview the bartender. they say nobody has. >> oh, my goodness. all right, gio. thank you. >> heartbreaking story. when we come back, this newly released video that shows how three inmates escaped from behind bars.
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back now with that newly released video that shows the moment three convicts break out of jail, go on the run before finally being captured in california. abc's kayna whitworth is in los angeles with the new details. good morning, kayna. >> reporter: george, good morning, this video is bizarre. using a contraband cell phone they document every move of their escape showing the inner workings of the prison. it's also narrated. one of the inmates saying they escaped the night before authorities say they did and that it wasn't a houdini-like caper but a well-executed plan. the orange county jail escape that gripped the nation last year, now seen from a new point of view, the inmates themselves. >> we scared the hell out of people. >> reporter: three men documenting their every move on a contraband cell phone as they escape from the maximum security wing, the video part of the
orange county sheriff's ongoing investigation. >> as far as setup goes, well, we had a duffel bag and a backpack full of stuff. >> reporter: watch as the alleged mastermind of the escape lifts up a sawed-off bunk bed. underneath there's a metal screen which has already been cut open. he disappears into the vent. crawling through plumbing pipes inside the jail walls. then, a man who would soon find himself on "america's most wanted list" stopping to give the camera a thumb's up. finally reaching the prison roof, abc was the first station to be let up. authorities say the fugitives cut and moved aside that barbed wire. then anchored their ropes to the wall right there and rappelled down the building. edited video released to los angeles station knbc by an attorney affiliated with the case. it shows the trio some 400 miles away in santa cruz during their eight days on the run. >> johnny here for the first
time showed up to san francisco. >> reporter: looking like tourists posting photos at popular san francisco hot spots. >> just trying to pass time. >> reporter: even taking pictures with the cab driver authorities say they kidnapped and threatened to kill. this morning, all three are back in jail and facing new charges for the daring escape. now, they say they didn't use bed sheets to rappel off the roof as authorities claimed they did. instead, they had high grade industrial rope along with a change of clothes and shoes, and the orange county sheriff's department telling abc news they will not provide any additional comment. george. >> what else can you say? daring? pretty dumb too. >> and unbelievable. yeah. >> really is. okay, kayna, thanks very much. we have our big board coming up and the beyhive is buzzing. why are they buzzing, robin? because beyonce's wax figure may not be up to their standards.
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facing some backlash and t.j. holmes is here with the story. what's up? >> people need to understand that for too often and too long black women and black girls are too often told the standard of beauty is lighter and whiter skin. so, when you have one of the most famous, successful, talented, beautiful black women in the world immortalized in such a way and still she has to be lightened up, yes, this outrages some folks but for a certain segment of the population it can be hurtful. ♪ they don't love you like i love you slow down they don't love you like i love you ♪ >> reporter: here comes the beyhive, beyonce's legion of fans are going off about her wax figure at the madame tussauds museum in new york. ♪ fans want an apology. many feel the wax figure appeared to be light-skinned and, two, didn't even look like beyonce. madame tussauds, the museum famous for immortalizing celebrities in wax, tells abc news lighting with the attraction combined with flash
photography may distort and misrepresent the color of our wax figures, but twitter did what twitter does and wrote why does beyonce's wax figure at madame tussauds look less like beyonce and more like becky with the good hair and theory, beyonce wax figure makers have never seen beyonce. beyonce's statue was briefly taken down and the museum tells us, we love, respect and enjoy a working relationship with beyonce and we have adjusted the styling and lighting of her figure. this isn't the first time fans have been disappointed in the wax replicas. beliebers were upset about his and hollywood heartthrob ryan gosling's wax figure did his figure no justice. even after the adjustment, some fans are still unimpressed saying, it is plain crazy to think this looks anything like the real singer. okay, so -- >> insecure. >> well, a lot of people tell you flat out it looks like
beyonce is not a blonde, white woman and that's what that figure flat out looked like. there are other wax figures around the world. this is the updated one. there's another one -- the one you see on the left many people say the best anyone has gotten over in london but they have these in berlin, all over the world and some of them, you could argue, not even as close as the one here in new york that sparked the backlash. >> you're in there. so, do you have any creative input? did beyonce have any creative input? >> i'm not going to say you have creative input but you go in and spend hours -- everything is measured. skintone. i would get hair cuts and ask for the hair so they could use it on the wax figure, get the texture, everything. it was that detailed. >> i was more upset about that one than the beyonce one. i don't recognize that dude. look at that. >> did she have the same input? >> they did hers originally back in 2004 and sat with her and she approved. this is not the one you're seeing now. that was one from before. but we don't know how much input she had on this latest one but
the people argue, absolutely. there's no way you can think that is beyonce. >> i'm going to hook you up. i have some extra wax at home. come on. >> you kept some wax? >> yeah, you didn't like mine. wait till you see what i do with yours. >> do we still have it up there? >> look at this. this is the one -- >> that actually -- >> the suit is too tight. the teeth are too perfect. it's just not right. >> the only thing they get right is the gap to the teeth. >> they can never get that one wrong. thank you for what you said earlier. that's so true. >> this is for a lot of different reasons people are outraged. >> within the african-american community we have this discussion and have to check ourselves. >> yes, all the time. the new survey about for tell being at an all-time low. at what age do your chances plummet? dr. ashton is here with that. ryan gosling and harrison ford and what they are revealing about the brand-new movie "blade runner." runner." . wondering, what if?
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. breaking overnight, dramatic return to capitol hill for senator john mccain as the republicans face a new setback in their health care battle. health alert. the new research revealing fertility is dropping to an historic low. the reasons behind it, what women should know and what is the age that is crucial for every woman when it comes to thinking about having a baby. dr. ashton is here live. final moments of freedom. the first look at "dance mom" abby lee miller as she reports to prison. cameras rolling as she checks in about to serve 366 days in jail. harrison ford, ryan gosling, what two of the biggest stars in hollywood are spilling to us about their top secret movie. >> i'm going to get tased in a second if i say anything else. >> all ahead as we say, good morning, america.
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thank you very much. so she'll be with us in our next hour. >> that's all coming up. but first, the top story in our rundown, that health care showdown in the senate. leaders lost a big vote last night, the big question can they find a majority for anything? let's go to our congressional correspondent mary bruce with the latest. >> good morning, george. this health care fight is now a free for all on the floor that could go on for days. republicans are in the thick of this debate but they're still struggling to come up with a plan that has enough votes to pass and fulfill their promise to overhaul obamacare. overnight, another setback. the repeal and replace bill that they spent weeks crafting failed just hours after they opened debate. this was expected but it shows just how difficult and messy this process is. senators are now plowing ahead this morning and will continue to debate and vote on various options to rewrite obamacare. but, robin, this morning, still no plan that has enough votes to pass. >> that's right, mary. thank you. the other big story in our morning rundown.
president trump stepping up his criticism of attorney general jeff sessions but this morning sources say sessions has no plans to resign. jonathan karl has the details. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, robin. the president is so disappointed, really angry with jeff sessions that some of his closest aides thought that he was on the verge of firing him yesterday. that did not happen. but this public campaign of shaming his own attorney general continues. meanwhile, the president overnight spoke at a rally in ohio where he dismissed criticism that all of this has been unpresidential. >> with the exception of the late, great abraham lincoln, i can be more presidential than any president that's ever held this office. that i can tell you. >> reporter: conservative activists and republican lawmakers, however, have been rallying around sessions. especially sessions' former colleagues in the senate who say it would be a mistake for the president to fire him. they've come around and said
he's doing a good job as attorney general but, of course, robin, the only one that matters in this case is whether or not the president supports him. >> that's right. thank you, jon. now amy has the rest of the morning's headlines. >> that's right. we begin with president trump that he'll reverse a plan of transgender. the president tweeted -- after consultation with my jones and military expeters please advise that the u.s. will not allow transgender. an estimated 7,000 transgender people serve in the military. the president did not indicate whether they'll be discharged. the pentagon seemed to be caught offguard about this announcement. when asked about it the pentagon spokesman said, call the white
house. 24 house republicans joined democrats earlier this month voting against a ban. turning overseas, new concerns about north korea's nuclear program. "the washington post" said it has determined that it is making progress and could have a missile capable of reaching the united states as early as next year. a top vatican official appeared in court today facing sexual abuse charges. australian cardinal george pell's lawyer says the 76-year-old will plead not guilty. cardinal pell is the pope's financial adviser. well, princess diana's brother is revealing new details about his sister's funeral as we approach the 20th anniversary of her death. earl spencer says he still has nightmares about that day. he says he had been told that william and harry wanted to walk behind their mother's coffin but says that was now a lie. he calls the procession horrifying and cruel. in business news, amazon is hiring. it's looking to fulfill 50,000 jobs across the country.
and finally, an extremely surprising new study claims that drinking alcohol improves your memory. >> oh, come on. >> british researchers completed some word exercises with a group of people allowed half of them to drink while the others stayed sober. the next day the group fared -- the drinking group fared much better than the sober group and had an average of four drinks. this flies in the face of all my experiences but the university of exeter says it's so. >> there's so many people that want it to be true. >> especially. >> yesterday or earlier in the week it was said if you drank you gave a worst speech. >> remember that? we did that upstairs. >> apparently you perform better on tests. i don't know. >> thanks as always, amy. coming up that health alert. a new survey revealing fertility is at an all-time low. why the major decline. dr. ashton is here live. and new details about "dance moms" star abby lee miller's final moments before jail. and lara is upstairs.
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morning to you all. we're going to begin with some royal news. buckingham palace has announced prince philip's final public engagement before his official retirement. his career as an official royal will come to an end next week, on august 2nd, at the royal marines charity parade. a significant event for phillip as he is the royal marine's captain general replacing king george vi after his death so long ago and the palace also said this may not be the last of the spry 96-year-old as phillip does like to attend certain events alongside his bride, the queen, from time to time. >> his bride, i love that. >> you know what, 96, if he wants to take a break, he gets a break. >> he's earned it. >> he's earned it. also in "pop news" this morning, i'll take strange places to fall in love for 200 please. teachers marianne and michael certainly have a funny story about how they met and fell in love competing with the tournament on "jeopardy" and met in the green room before having their turn in the hot seat and they stayed in touch. what do you know, they
eventually get married earlier this month so congratulations to them. host alex trebek unfortunately had to decline their invitation to the wedding but his rsvp note summed it up perfectly. he wrote, even though neither won the competition they certainly are winners in love. >> did they play against each other? >> they both lost. but they won. they won indeed. then finally, y'all, taco bell and the driving service lyft are teaming up for customers who need a chimichanga and need it now and will test their taco mode button in orange county, california, where they're trying it out first. they're alerting drivers that if you hit that button it alerts drivers that the customer wants to go to the nearest taco bell stat before heading home. if this service is successful, it will go national next year. nice to know after a long night
your doritos locos tacos could be one button away. [ applause ] >> great job, that's like a public service announcement. thank you very much, lara. now we turn to our "gma" cover story. new video revealing the moment "dance moms" star abby lee miller turned herself into prison. abc's diane macedo has the details. good morning, diane. >> good morning to you all. the last time we heard from abby lee miller she was actually pretty upbeat about how she would spend her time in prison. now we're seeing a very different side -- a woman so scared she fears she may not make it out. these are the tense final moments before "dance moms" star abby lee miller checks into prison. as her suv pulls up to the gate she is seen eating mac and cheese. then the cameras are forced to turn off but the audio keeps rolling. >> we're turning miss miller in. >> miss miller? >> yes. >> just give me one second please.
>> can you tell me, from where we get out of the car to where i could go to the ladies room? is it far? >> they'll explain it to you right now, ma'am. >> it's over. >> it's a far cry from miller's former life as a dance diva. >> too sloppy. get up in the air on that! >> she's serving a year and a day in prison after pleading guilty to bankruptcy fraud. back in may she told "gma" how she planned to approach her incarceration. >> just going to pretend we're shooting a movie and we're on set and i'm there for ten months and that's the way it's going to be. >> how do you plan on spending your days? >> reading and i want to learn to speak spanish and i'm already working on a new book. >> but in lifetime's new special filmed in the week leading up to her imprisonment, the reality of the situation seemed to be weighing on her. >> are you afraid -- >> absolutely. >> and if so, what are you
afraid of? >> absolutely. >> what are you scared of? >> you know, i've been told not to talk about it because once they know when they see this and they know that's what they'll go after. so i am, you know, petrified. >> and miller goes even further saying if it's as bad as she imagines she probably won't survive. now, it seems her biggest fear is being ganged up on but, of course, she's hoping the reality won't be as scary. she's now two weeks down about 50 more to go. >> diane, thank you. now to that "gma" health alert about fertility. the cdc revealing it's at an all-time low and a new survey exclusively to "gma" may help shed light on some of the reasons why. our senior medical contributor dr. jennifer ashton is here with more on this. so, an all-time low. age is a major factor. what is it revealing? >> so, this was a study done by health line called the state of fertility and wanted to look at awareness, belief, mostly among millennials
this following a cdc report showing for women under the age of 30 the fertility rate is going down. for women over 30 in their 30s and 40s it's going up. and, you know, really the findings of the survey say the attitudes and just overall educational level of people about where their fertility is and where it can be in the future, especially at that magic age of 35 for a woman is like the line in the sand not so good. >> other reasons for the decline you think? >> it's a complex issue. i think there are medical reasons. there are social reasons. there are financial reasons, according to the survey the top two reasons for delaying parenthood amongst millennials, financial security, it costs a lot of money and career aspirations. these are very much up front and foremost on the mind of millennials. >> okay, so explain what's going on in the woman's body. >> all right, so, fun fertility facts and demonstrate with -- >> what are these? >> these are ping-pong balls. i would very much like to show eggs but it's morning tv.
this bowl represents the number of eggs that a female fetus has in utero, 6 to 7 million eggs when she's still in utero. at the time of birth that number drops to about 1 million eggs. when she hits puberty these are 11, 12, 13-year-old girls she's left with about 300,000 eggs and over the course of her reproductive lifetime she only releases about 300. when she gets to her 30s and 40s, it's not just the number but the quality represented by these black ping-pong balls. it only takes one egg to make a baby but it is very clear your peak fertility is in your late teens and early 20s and from there it drops. >> quite dramatic when you see it that way. >> yeah, the numbers are dramatic. >> a lot of women here, a lot of women watching saying, okay, if we're over 35, under 35, what do we do? >> this is the take home message and i'm excited about this. for the future of women's health. i think this is a discussion women should be having with their health care provider, their ob/gyn, in their 20s about their options, awareness and education. not everyone chooses to be a
parent, which is totally fine, but you want to know the facts and what is on your horizon so i think for women that is key and that dialogue should start immediately. sooner rather than later because that is only going to be helpful. we have to remember it's not just women, recent studies about male fertility, their rates globally are dropping and so it takes two. this is a very important awareness. >> it certainly does take two. [ laughter ] let's go outside to ginger. >> oh, robin, thank you very much. you know what, it is time for your "gma" moment. one of the best crowds outside we've had in a while. beautiful morning here in new york city and you have to see this. this little sea lion pup is named ron. i love his name. brand-new at the new england aquarium. ron making his way around there came from his mother that they saved in california. so he's got a great story behind him too. after that ping-pong ball we're all thinking about that. this is a really nice refreshing image to come with. send me your "gma" moments.
anything that makes you smile. we'd love to share a little positivity in the morning. hi, there! i'm abc7 news meteorologist mike nicco. your accuweather highlights. sunshine this afternoon, the warming trend begins. then when the heat holds inland, we'll have free air conditioning at the coast this weekend. partly cloudy and comfortable nights for all of us, no matter how hot it gets during the day. today 90 in east bay neighborhoods, 70s around the bay and san francisco, 60s at the coast. tonight's temperatures drop into the mid-50s to mid-60s, not quite as cloudy as this morning. now to our series, "eat the best, swap the rest," this morning, we're making over your shopping cart with some simple and healthy swaps. take a look at what happens when becky worley goes on a supermarket ambush. ♪ >> reporter: location, costco, north brunswick, new jersey. mission, challenge shoppers on
some of their big box store options. operative, maya feller, our dietitian in the aisle. >> when you make healthy choices anywhere, it's really about going in with the intention and, you know what, i'm looking for vitamins and minerals, not a specific food. >> reporter: to try this out we approached a few shoppers. to see if they'd let us peek into their shopping carts for some nutrition tips. >> this is only 20% juice. >> reporter: maya targets two things specifically, sugar. >> you don't want all the extra sugar that's in this juice. >> reporter: and sodium, like with these canned beans. the one area that i always urge people to look at is the sodium because the content can be really high and the tip to combat that is rinse it twice and it will cut 40% of the sodium. rinse it twice, it's absolutely fantastic. >> reporter: when we find ida she's game to get some info from our dietitian in the aisles and watch for items with high sodium and high sugars.
>> mesquite wings. >> you know what, sometimes i say with these prepared items you can probably buy the chicken wings plain, and then add your own seasoning to it. >> reporter: and christine is in for the same treatment, she's really trying with this case of fruit drinks but -- >> this one has 6% juice. this one 3%. hold on one second, this contains 1% juice. i would say, if you're looking for water or something that is flavored, infuse it yourself. you can add fruits, you can add lemon, you can add watermelon and you're going to get great hydration. >> reporter: since they both made healthy swaps, we want to pay for your groceries. >> my god. >> that's awesome. thank you. nutritionist maya feller and christine arce are here. christina's cart got made over. your family is here with you. >> yes, they are. >> there you are over with the grocery -- cart full of groceries we paid for. if i had known that i would have went in there. my question is we brought three things that you had in your cart
and maya is going to help us do some healthy swaps. what was the thing you learned most from this whole thing? >> you know what, what i learned most is that nutrition is something that i had to take another look at. i thought that i was eating very healthy but i realized there are improvements and nutrition is both spiritual and physical. even in a spiritual life, we have to be nutritiously healthy, just like physically put the right things in our body as well. so that's the basically what i had learned from it. i need to make a little more improvement as far as nutrition-wise. >> and that's why maya is here. maya, you'll help us. i'm looking at the three things we brought that were in christine's cart and i must say i have had all of these things so we're going to start right now with prepackaged ramen noodles. these are in the cart. you go in and say, okay, that's okay but i have something better. >> one thing i want to say about prepackaged goods they're prepackaged and really, really fast. there's always an alternative.
these prepackaged ramen noodles, they may take three minutes to cook, however they're really not healthy. they're filled with additive, fillers, sodium, there's more than you actually bargained for and so what i say is take that additional five to seven minutes and you can actually make something that is a little bit healthier. all right, so, what we have here is -- >> turn that around. >> we have soba noodles with vegetables and low sodium chicken broth. it's essentially the same thing as ramen, just a little faster and a little healthier. >> not so much sodium. >> exactly. >> great idea. >> next, we move over to the mini tacos. >> oh, my goodness. right, everyone loves a mini taco. >> i love a mini taco. >> and that's okay. it's not actually terrible. the thing about the mini taco is that two servings is about a third of your daily value for sodium. you know, i always hone in on sodium because that's something that we really have an issue with in this country, right?
it can promote hypertension and i really want to make sure that people are staying healthy and so i'm going to say in place of the mini taco, use corn tacos, a little bit of shredded chicken, garlic, onion and squeeze some lime on it. >> put some lime on it. >> now we're talking. >> there we go. so i can come back and try it. now we have some prepackaged sausage. >> okay. >> my favorite. >> so people love sausage, right? it's spicy, salty. it's sweet, it can be all those things in one. however, the world health organization really lets us know that red meats, deli meats are not things that we should be consuming on a regular basis, you know. so what i said instead i know, don't -- i feel so bad. >> she's like, don't take it from me. >> so, but here i'm going to give you an alternative. the alternative is, a little bit of ground turkey with some pimento, garlic and onion.
i mean, you know -- [ applause ] >> works for me. >> flavorful. all of that. >> that works for me and we have a few more seconds here, so what do we have here? >> so what i'm going to do is give you quick swaps. what i say is instead of the potato chips, popcorn, put that in the shopping cart for me. >> okay. >> all right, breakfast bar, instead of the breakfast bar i'm going to say nuts. >> okay, now, the big one is the soda. >> oh, yeah, this is something people are doing a lot. what i actually say is go ahead and steep some tea, add sparkling water and that's your alternative to soda. >> awesome. >> you know what, thank you so much. maya, christine, thank you. family, thank you so much. we're going to be right back, everybody. [ cheers and applause ]
it's 8:27 on this wednesday. i'm reggie aqui from "abc7 mornings." president trump has declared a ban on transgender service members in the u.s. military. he did it in a tweet this morning, saying, "enlisting transgender individuals would entail tremendous medical costs and disruption in the military." peninsula congresswoman jackie speier responded with a tweet criticizing the president for attacking the troops when he never served himself. more on that throughout the day. let's see what traffic looks like. hi, alexis. hey, good morning. we've got one new issue here if you are heading into san francisco on northbound 101, right around cesar chavez. we've got a disabled vehicle that's blocking the far left lane, so backups on 101 and 280. and then a quick check outside. we've got a new crash reported right around the san mateo bridge toll plaza. i believe that's the response we're seeing, maybe partially blocking that left lane.
good morning. we have more cloud cover and mild conditions. temperatures in the upper 50s to mid-60s right now. now, the breezes and the milder, or warmer temperatures around your commute planner, watch out for that small craft advisory north of the bay bridge. it's going to get hot inland starting tomorrow, reggie. >> thank for the warning, mike! another abc7 news update in
about a half hour and always on our news app and abc7news.com. "gma" continues next. she's a superstar. wednesday august 9th. kesha steps into the spotlight for the first time in months. the morning show exclusive and the live performance, kesha only on "gma," wednesday, august 9th. ♪ welcome back to "gma" and that is right. you should be excited. kesha is back and she will join us for a morning show exclusive in her first "gma" performance on august 9th which is just two weeks away, kesha. >> she has been through so much and has a new album called "rainbow" and says it marks a new beginning and we cannot wait to have her here performing live on "gma." [ applause ] >> you can feel in that video we just showed, you can feel all that he's been through. she's really pouring it out. it's going to be a special performance. >> looking forward to it.
and you know we have a great crowd with us this morning. [ applause ] and i got to ask, are there any like "game of thrones" fans out there? [ cheers and applause ] >> yes? now, is one of the most popular shows of all time and article in "the new york post" that talks about, how quiet should you be during "game of thrones"? it seems like a lot of people are upset and at odds with it. >> this was a huge debate. >> just about "game of thrones"? >> well, because it's a lot of dialogue. >> i think we can broaden it if you're -- i think any show that requires a lot -- paying attention. >> "game of thrones" requires a notepad and a lot of paying attention. you got to write down -- >> periodic questions. >> who owns the dragon babies and all kinds of stuff. is it okay to talk during a tv show? >> it depends. on the show. >> what kind of show is it -- >> "dancing with the stars." >> yes. >> "the bachelor."
>> oh, gosh. the bachelorette." >> you miss all the dialogue. >> the crown, i have to focus. historical. i'm getting into it so i might not like as much chatter as i would on, say, the bachelor, bachelorette. >> ali gets mad when i yell back at the tv. >> what do you yell back? >> "house of cards." >> you're yelling at "house of cards"? >> yeah. >> do you think they're going to say something back? >> she does. >> what about you? >> well, you know what, no, i don't like talking when i'm watching. like i like to watch and then there's nothing more bothersome than when you're watching a program and my brother did this, probably the last argument we had watching a recap of the super bowl 2007 and he's talking to me and like, fool, i was there. don't talk to me. let me watch this thing and i love my brother but -- >> you do. >> hangout time at home, we're
always chatting during the show. >> it's sort of a social event. a lot of people weighed in. >> they did. >> on this. amy, my producer found a very funny system that hillary swanson has incorporated with her friends. my viewing partners and i have employed a system of time utes. if someone has something to say during "game of thrones," you raise your hand, you say i'd like to use one of my time-outs. we pause the show and listen to whatever you have to say, each viewer only gets two time-outs per episode. >> that's a lot of work. >> a lot of work. [ applause ] >> then we had some -- we had a few tweets about it, as well and shawn keith said sometimes my wife will talk while i'm watching wrestling but what am i really missing? so that doesn't bother him and emma said my mom gets so annoyed when my dad talk during her shows that she banishes him to the base many. so there we go. there's our debate. >> we'll put a guy's face up on the screen right now and i want
y'all to memorize it. do we have it? >> where is it? >> there he is right there. memorize that face. if you see him at the airport. he's going to give you a first class ticket. his name is -- he's a blogger. a travel blogger. his name is gilbert ott and called the catch me if you can challenge at jfk airport so this is going nuts online. how did you come up with the idea and what happened when it all got started to get picked up? >> well, all i can say is be careful what you wish for. i started the contest to try to, you know, drum up a little bit of interest in my new website and maybe amuse a few people and now i'm on "good morning america," so i think it's going to be very hard to hide at the airport for the rest of the year. >> so will you explain to us how it works. you're a travel blogger. how does it work if someone s t spots you? do you give them your seat? >> yeah, so basically the idea is that if you find me in an airport, you know, like in the
check-in lane, security lane, walking around, grabbing some food and you happen to be on my flight, i will gladly switch sese seats with you. >> they have to be on your flight. >> i just can't run around -- but, yeah, if they're on my flight, yeah. >> but, gilbert, what if you're on the flight and already in your seat do you swap then or does it have to be before you get on the plane? >> ideally before i get on the plane would be pretty disheartening to set into one of the nice seats and have to turn around but if someone is that motivated, i suppose i would switch with them, yeah. >> gilbert, how did you come up with the idea in the first place? >> so, i'm kind of a big richard branson fan and i'd heard that on some of his airlines he actually switches seats with people in economy and i thought that was kind of a fun idea and thought if one of these
eccentric billionaires that i -- i'm nobody, 30-year-old blogger can definitely do that so i thought it would be an amusing idea and here we are. >> so you're on a 20-hour flight to singapore. [ applause ] >> yep. >> 20-hour flight to singapore with the beautiful first class bed. you're going to give it up? >> oh, yeah. >> wow. >> if someone finds me i'll happily give it up. happily might be an overstatement but -- >> as you said you're a travel blogger, travel guru, a lot of people visiting here. what's your number one travel tip? >> well, so i think one thing that people really overlook is that they focus just on the economy section. occasionally especially in the u.s. business class or first class is sold either at the same price or fractionally above on certain flights and when you factor in things like paying for checked bags and seat assignments and these other things it can work out cheaper and is a pretty nice experience.
don't be afraid to glance into that column. sometimes it works out in your favor. >> great advice. >> thank you, gilbert ott. [ applause ] >> only thing is, he may never fly first class again ever for the rest of his life but that's a very nice young man. >> giving up his seat like that. everybody, coming up harrison ford and ryan gosling on the new blade runner movie, the sequel after three decades in the making.
back here on "good morning america," a couple of ladies from philadelphia and a few from saginaw, michigan. your names. >> anna. >> grace. >> anna and grace enjoying a chilly almost morning. it's 66. that's not that chilly but in new york city what we have been through, don't worry, it will get warmer good morning. i'm meteorologist mike nicco. say hello to sunshine and warmer temperatures this afternoon. now, as far as what's going to happen in my accuweather seven-day forecast, hottest tomorrow but heat remains this weather brought to you by state farm. we got some wild ones down here too, lara. >> thank you, ginger. what happens when you put harrison ford and ryan gosling into one film? this case you get one of the most highly anticipated movies
ever, "blade runner 2049," jesse, you were lucky enough to speak with both of them. >> i know, lara. i really had to take one for the team on this one. you guys all owe me. you know what happens when you get harrison ford and ryan gosling, they both scored parts in a sequel that was 35 years in the making. and, listen, i tried to get them to share something, anything about the movie. here's what i got. "blade runner 2049" is poised to be one of the biggest movies of the fall. >> i had your job once. >> reporter: featuring two of the biggest stars in hollywood, harrison ford and ryan gosling. >> things were simpler then. >> reporter: we caught up with them at comic-con. ♪ is this actually similar to what it looks like on set? >> no. >> because this to me is pretty -- >> it is cool but the grown-up professional version of it, a little cooler. >> reporter: the original "blade
runner" a sigh sty classic. >> he say you're a blade runner. >> tell him i'm eating. >> about police officers called blade runners hunting down androids or replicants. >> you do not know what pain is yet. you will learn. >> what can fans expect from "blade runner 2049"? how is it different from the original? >> it's just a fantastic ride. visually stunning movie, complicated. intensity developed plot and character relationships. it's a fantastic experience. >> i think you found him. >> that's not possible. >> reporter: gosling was just 2 when the original was released. as for his new role now, well, let's just say he isn't revealing much. tell me about your character. >> he is an lapd officer. he's also a blade runner. >> that's all i'm allowed to say. >> that's it? >> yep. >> it sounds like he has a mystery and he's almost obsessed with trying to solve.
>> yeah, initially it starts as any other case but it becomes very personal. >> they know you're here. >> the sci-fi fan, the movie's mystery is whether ford's character is or is not a replicant himself. >> there's test you can take. it turns out -- >> i'm not authorized to reveal the source. >> reporter: well, human or not, ford's character is back. that's about as much as he'll tell me. >> what's he been up to the last 30 years? >> well, you pay your money and you'll find out. [ applause ] >> and, of course, i can guarantee there will be plenty of people paying their money to find out what happen has this movie hits theaters on october 6th. >> you gave it the ole college try. >> the old college try. >> thank you, jess. >> investigative reporting. >> at its finest. coming up a 12-year-old changing the business world with her lemonade. stay with us.
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get your lemonade here. lemonade. back now with our series "taking care of business." i'm here with the incredible -- she's just 12 years old, mikaila ulmer who launched me and the bees lemonade when she was 4. business is booming and she's sharing her secrets with kids all over the world like the ones that are here with us in times square. we're going to talk in a moment but first mikaila's story. >> believe in the possible and dream like a kid. >> reporter: mikaila ulmer is not your average 12-year-old. >> has anyone heard of the word entrepreneur before? >> reporter: as ceo and founder of me and the bees lemonade she travels across the world to encourage other kids to believe big. she teaches her eager audience about the fundamentals of
business and finance 101. >> my dream for the company is to have an even more measurable impact on the amount of kid entrepreneurs in the united states. i want to save more bees and then i also want to have a national lemonade enterprise. >> reporter: a recent $810,000 investment from current and former nfl players is helping mikaila achieve her goal. >> it was important for me to help in any way i could to aid her dream. >> here's yours. >> reporter: for mikaila it all started 8 years ago with a lemonade stand. >> i got stung by two bees in one week. i was so afraid of the bees my parents encouraged me to do some research on them and i found out that they're dying. so i decided to create a product to help save the bees. >> reporter: her recipe for honeybee sweetened lemonade infused with flaxseed was a hit even in the "shark tank." >> i'll give you an offer. >> it's a deal. >> reporter: turning her one time lemonade stand into a
full-fledged business. >> i didn't expect it to grow as quickly as it did and to be so widely received. >> it went from one store in one city to over 20 states now. >> reporter: mikaila's bottle lemonade now sold in 90 wegmans and 116 whole food markets. now, that's the power of beelieving. >> ha, ha. what were you doing when you were 12 years old? welcome, mikaila, again. >> thank you. >> you were with us some time ago. so proud of you. so incredibly proud of you. in over 200 stores doing as well as you are helping kids all around the country and the world. what has -- what have you learned the most? >> yeah, so i've definitely learned a lot but the thing that i learneded the most you can't be discouraged so what i say is don't be discouraged by life's little stings but get back up and spread your wings. >> did you hear that? get back up and spread your
wings like that. your mom, your dad, your brother are here. it's a real family affair and how everybody has done things. do kids -- i mean what's your passion here in wanting to help others? especially other kids. >> yeah, so i have a huge passion for teaching kids entrepreneurship because the kids today are going to be our future tomorrow. >> that's right. >> yeah, and if we teach them about how to create a business, based on a problem, they can create their own business like i did and i saw that the bees were dying. they can see all the other problems and say, hey, i want to create a company. >> because we got a few problems out there. >> yeah. >> so if you all can come up with a business like mikaila did and solve it we really would appreciate that. we have these wonderful kids here. some are from world of money. world of money. a nonprofit that helps kids get involved in business. you have a question. what's your name? >> i'm mariah elliott. >> your question to mikaila. >> what pieces of advice would you give to children who want to start their own business? >> oh, that's a good one. what pieces of advice, well, i would say that there's of course, a lot of pieces of
advice, but like to create a business that you're passionate about but i would say to set smart goals and plan your company so the first thing, set smart goals. if you achieve that goal it will motivate you to want to set another one so that will result in growth in your company because you're achieving all these goals and then the next one is plan your action so you want to make sure that you've got a budget or a business plan and that you're not doing step 8 before you do step 2 so you're like running your business at the right pace. that's what i would say to help -- yeah. >> prioritize like that. that's good advice there. and you, young lady, your microsoft summer camp, they helped with this. what is your name? i'm a. mira. how do you balance out school and extracurricular activities while being a ceo and maintaining a normal childhood. >> a lot of people expect me to go to business meetings and
conferences but actually, we always find time to hang out as a family and, of course to, go to school so i still have to do my homework and my chores but we do have to balance school, family and our business. >> so that you do have fun time, right, mom, dad? okay, you make sure that you have factor that all in like that. okay, that's some great advice you're giving. you and your family have started a nonprofit. what is that about? the foundation. >> so we started the foundation which is a foundation to help save the bees and encourage kids to become entrepreneurs and focus on research, education and protection. so learning about the bees and why they're dying, educating kids from a young age of how we can save them and protect them so actually taking action. >> taking action. once again what were you doing when you were 12 years old? that is wonderful and that you have gotten a lot of support. i know that there's some current and former nfl players in your hometown of houston. they have -- >> actually austin. >> austin.
>> but i love houston too. >> okay. hook 'em horns. i want to make sure i get that right. what's your last piece of advice for anybody who wants to start a business and go for their dream. >> well, she just said it. you have to believe in yourself. you have to go for that dream so if you've got a company you're putting off, know that you already have what you need the most and so i would say just try it at least to start it and see how it goes from there. >> what makes your lemonade different? >> it's sweetened with honey and has flaxseed and i'm a social entrepreneur. >> there you are. and she's busy as a bee. thank you, mikaila. thank you to your family, to all of you. we'll be right back. great job.
imagine this -- ♪ >> announcer: friday, imagine dragons. live in a "gma" concert event. only on "good morning america." friday presented by king's hawaiian. "good morning america" is brought to you by pronamel toothpaste. protect your enamel against the effects of everyday acids. [ cheers and applause ] >> this is great lemonade. thank you. thank you. they just said wave. so that's what we're doing. >> i'm drinking. >> you wave, i drink.
good morning. i'm reggie aqui from "abc7 mornings." mike nicco's joining me now with a look at our weather. hi, mike. >> hey, reggie. hi, everybody. we'll start with a small craft advisory, same area as yesterday, and it's going to blow 30 knots at some times. temperatures 70s around the bay, 80s inland and 90s east bay valleys, so warmer than yesterday. our warmest day will be tomorrow, but heat will linger inland all the way into next week. alexis? okay, new crash westbound on the bay bridge on the incline. i don't have a visual of that, but we're hearing a motorcycle is down. here's a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. metering lights are on, and obviously, expect delays there until you pass the treasure island area. and a quick check of the traffic maps, a crash just cleared northbound 87 in the south bay. reside yul delays remain. >> thank, alexis. time for "live with kelly & ryan" and we'll see you at 11:00
for the "abc7 midday >> announcer: it's "live with kelly and ryan!" today, from the new drama "the last tycoon," lily collins. and host of "american ninja warrior," matt iseman. plus, anderson cooper returns for another day at the cohost desk. all next on "live!" ♪ [cheers and applause] and now, here are kelly ripa and ryan seacrest! anderson cooper! [cheers and applause] ♪ >> kelly: hi.