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chase. make more of what's yours. good morning, america. breaking news, heavy rains from irma on the move. the deadly storm leaves flooding and destruction in its path. lashing georgia and south carolina with downpours and record storm surge. the terrifying moment this tree collapses. a driver slams right into it. major cities underwater. dramatic rescues as millions displaced try to get home facing weeks without power. the storm now moves into tennessee and the new track for hurricane jose. major warning. up to a million cars damaged by irma and harvey could find their way on the market. how owners may try to hide the problems. what you need to look for before buying a car. hold the phone. all eyes on apple as they get ready to unveil what could be the most expensive iphone ever.
what we're learning about the new screen, the camera and could you charge it without plugging it in? and miracle survival. this plane going in for a landing then clipping a tree and smashing into the ground. how the pilot walked away without an injury. and good morning, america. welcome back this tuesday morning. hurricane irma may be breaking up. just a storm right now but the impact profound. that's the keys right there. you see that drone footage of the florida keys. probably hit hardest of anywhere in the united states. >> but then overnight georgia, alabama and south carolina got the brunt of the storm. and in florida, well, thousands are trying their best to get back home. the recovery, as we know, just getting started. >> and millions are still without power and take a look at this satellite image showing florida before the storm and then take a look at it after.
>> check that out right there. as you said at least 6.7 million customers across five states without power. the death toll climbing. at least 11 people killed by the storm in the u.s., 37 in the caribbean. the cost of damage could climb as high as $92 billion. >> across the southeast residents dealing with record storm surge, flooding and the aftermath. abc's linsey davis starts us off in jacksonville, florida. good morning, linsey. >> reporter: good morning, robin. this is the st. john's river right behind me, and yesterday, it rose to historic levels. so high this one image will tell you the story. take a look at where this boat ended up smashed against the side of the building. this morning, jacksonville is seeing the worst flooding in nearly a century. 10 inches of rainfall along with massive storm surge is leaving the city swamped. >> thank you. >> reporter: more than 100 water rescues in this neighborhood along the st. john's river. the national guard is sending in deep water vehicles and boats to
help with all the rescues. >> these neighborhoods where they can't necessarily get to, there's a lot of residents in here that are stranded. >> reporter: residents were told to evacuate wednesday, but many chose not to go. south carolina is taking a lashing by irma's winds and rains. outside charleston, waterspouts raged in from the churning seas as water gushed through the city. some parts waist deep. >> it's impassable. >> reporter: streets filled with storm surge in less than 30 minutes, leaving this driver trapped. in georgia, irma knocked trees onto houses and cars. this video captures the moment a huge tree falls, and this suv slams right into it and irma's winds made for turbulent skies over myrtle beach. this allegiant flight attempting to land drifted sideways due to the winds from irma. the good news here in jacksonville, power is being restored and the flooding is going down faster than expected.
george. >> that is some good news. linsey, thanks very much. let's bring in our chief meteorologist, ginger zee, and, ginger, irma finally on its last legs. >> it feels good to say that we've been talking about this storm for more than 12 days and from wilmington back to memphis, what's left of it, irma, that is, has been moving through and will have gusty winds and certainly heavy rain and see anywhere from 3 to 4 inches of rain from northern kentucky back through the mississippi and parts of the carolinas, but just in time, we have got to talk about jose. you know you heard about that hurricane and now it's kind of making a loop and way east of irma or what's left of irma. the bahamas is even west of jose but watch as it makes a little loop, tries to come back toward the united states, here's the good news. almost everything takes it and keeps it out to sea, but it will still kick up rough surf. you can see rip currents anywhere from south carolina and the georgia coast up there north
carolina's outer banks and even up into parts of new england. robin. >> all right, ginger, one of the hardest areas we know of irma is the florida keys. the chain of islands at the southern tip of the state has one highway in and out. as residents return home this morning, they're seeing such incredible damage. our amy robach flew over the area and saw it firsthand. good morning, amy. >> reporter: good morning to you, robin. we have seen the power of wind and water over the past several days here in south florida. behind me is another stunning example, boat piled upon boat here at a marina in miami and a scene that we saw over and over again as we flew over the florida keys, and that devastation will be witnessed first hand by the residents of the florida keys as monroe county officials re-open that one road that leads in and out of the keys this morning. as residents are making their way back to the keys for the first time this morning, these are the devastating images of irma's destruction. the once paradise beaches filled with debris. this is just north of where
hurricane irma made landfall as a category 4 hurricane, and you can see what it left behind here on the beaches of marathon. streets lined with seaweed and shipwrecked boats. the iconic southernmost point in the u.s. battered by vicious waves. i saw it all firsthand as i flew over marathon key. this is the incredible. what happened to all the homes and trailers here in marathon. they are decimated. about 80% of keys' residents are still without power. there's an entire lot where mobile homes used to be. completely empty because they all got pushed, smashed together. incredible. so sad. monday u.s. senators bill nelson and marco rubio toured the damage with the national guard bringing in much-needed supplies. key west took the biggest beating. >> i just hope everybody, you know, survived. it's going to be a long road. >> reporter: areas like key largo and long key faring better
than expected, but tempers flaring monday. residents told they weren't allowed back in. >> right now we don't know where to go. >> reporter: and just to give you an idea how extensive the damage is in the keys, the department of defense has warned residents, those people who decided to stay behind not to evacuate the keys but they may now have to evacuate so that work crews can get in and clean up all the damage, guys. >> so anxious times there. all right, amy. thank you. to add to that frustration millions across florida are still without power and traffic is backing up as residents try to return home, and our chief national correspondent, tom llamas, was with some of those residents, and good morning to you, tom. >> reporter: michael, good morning to you. you know when those people come home some throughout florida are coming home to communities like this. look at this 7-eleven. completely destroyed. irma just mangled all that metal and this morning we have our drone in the air. you can see it overhead right now at this busy intersection. another hazard with all the
power outages no traffic lights in areas. people should be treating this intersection as a four-way stop but as you can see some clearly run through it. this morning, thousands of utility crews working around the clock to restore power. >> people could be out of power for weeks. >> reporter: hurricane irma's size and 140-mile-per-hour winds downing power lines, uprooting trees and blowing transformers. daylight showing a wake of destruction but at night, the full scope of the struggle. it's nighttime now and certain parts of florida it is very dark because there's no power. we saw some people hanging outside the front of their house so we'll talk to them now. >> no power. >> all right. >> over 24 hours now. >> reporter: this couple took us inside their home. no power, no ac, no running water. wow, so this is pitch black. it's complete darkness and when i lose the flashlight, that's what it's like for a lot of people here in florida. >> the hardest part is not having air-conditioning at this point. >> reporter: besides no power others are dealing with no
running water. michele wells showed us how there's nothing coming out of her faucet and how they're getting by. what about baths and stuff like that? >> we filled up the bathtub so we'll be good for a little bit. just, like, buckets, you know. >> reporter: the other big hurdle, getting home. the millions forced to evacuate now desperate to see if their home survived irma. starting to clog roadways. this line of cars trying to gain entry to miami beach. told by officials they're not allowed back in yet. confusion and frustration as residents are forced to turn back while emergency crews check the condition of roads and bridges, clearing up large debris. but some are able to make it back. like carolyn anderson. we traveled with her as she returned to her home on ana marie island. >> there might be a few trees down and some power lines, but i think i have a house, and i'm so grateful. >> reporter: so carolyn, one of
the lucky ones there. as you can see with our drone overhead in the ft. myers area, not everyone that lucky. the 7-eleven, irma just chewed it up. this gas station, the pumps don't work, and clearly, you can't go inside. positive news for residents that live in miami beach, they are going to be allowed to return home today and this number still so staggering, more than 6 million customers without power throughout florida. guys, back to you. >> staggering, indeed. all right, tom. thank you. now an update on those stuck in the caribbean after hurricane irma. nearly 2,000 americans have been evacuated. most of them from st. martin on military flights. now, the law requires them to reimburse the government. but the state department says no american will be denied assistance. 4,600 u.s. service members are helping with relief efforts in the virgin islands and puerto rico. cruise lines are also helping to evacuate stranded americans. royal caribbean ships are delivering supplies, water, food and clothing. >> robin, as you know, president trump and his team have been focusing on the federal response
to hurricane irma. they are also dealing with friendly fire from former chief strategi strategist, steve bannon. in his first interview since leaving the white house he took on the president's decision to fire fbi director james comey and our senior white house correspondent cecilia vega is in washington with the details. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: george, good morning to you. he is calling that the worst mistake in modern political history. three weeks out of the job and he is already causing major headaches for his former colleagues here. former white house chief strategist steve bannon is out and on the attack. "60 minutes" asked if bannon would describe comey's firing as the biggest mistake in political history. >> that would probably be too bombastic, even for me, but maybe modern political history, sure. >> so the firing of james comey was the biggest mistake in modern political history. >> if you're saying that that's associated with me then i'll leave it at that. >> reporter: and he also claims that firing comey led directly to special counsel robert mueller's investigation. >> i don't think there's any doubt that if james comey had not been fired we would not have a special counsel, yes. >> reporter: and now the white house is on the defense against one of its own. >> we've been pretty clear what our position is.
and certainly i think that that has been shown in the days that followed that the president was right in firing director comey. >> reporter: it is the controversial former aide's first television interview since leaving the white house and bannon also wages war against what he calls the republican establishment. >> the republican establishment is trying to nullify the 2016 election. that's a brutal fact we have to face. >> reporter: well, he appears to be keeping his promise to wage war on the washington establishment. the white house says that bannon and president trump, george, have only spoken once since he left the white house here. >> meantime, cecilia, also new reports that at least some of the president's lawyers wanted jared kushner, his son-in-law, out of the white house during this russia investigation. >> reporter: yeah, coming from "the wall street journal." it says that basically kushner is the president closest to the president who had the most dealings with the russians during the campaign, also that he didn't initially disclose any of those contacts, george. as you know, kushner has
maintained all thosesese contac were related to his work during the campaign, and he says he did nothing wrong. >> he's not going anywhere at least just yet and the president trying to get to the virgin islands. >> reporter: this is just coming out. he spokeo vernor of the u.s. virgin islands on monday. apparently they had this conversation about a possible visit. it's unclear how the president could pull this off given all of that damage down there. the president has also, george, said he wants to go to florida, no trip set for that yet either. >> okay, cecilia vega, thanks very much. robin. george, now the latest on the showdown with north korea over its nuclear program. the u.n. security council imposed new sanctions on north korea on monday. u.n. ambassador nikki haley said the sanctions will cut deep. >> we are not looking for war. the north korean regime has not yet passed the point of no return. if it agrees to stop its nuclear program, it can reclaim its future. >> our chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz has more. joins us from washington this morning. and, martha, nothing has worked so far.
could these sanctions make a difference? >> reporter: well, robin, anything is possible, but despite nikki haley's warnings the sanctions are a watered down version of what the u.s. wanted which was to block all oil exports to north korea instead there will now be a cap on oil exports. the u.s. also wanted authorization for countries to inspect ships going in and out of north korea which might have weapons or fuel on board. the trump administration wanted language that allowed all necessary means to be used to inspect those ships which could mean the use of force, that language was not approved by the council. it was largely china and russia that wanted that language out, but the changes as you said did end with a unanimous decision. >> we know this all comes as north korea is expected to launch another icbm. >> reporter: exactly, south korea thinks so, and it would be
the third test of a missile potentially capable of reaching the u.s. mainland. so if he launches that missile it would be a very early indication of just what kim jong-un thinks of these new sanctions, although it will surely take a while for them to take effect, robin. >> that's right. all right, martha, thank you. thank you, robin. and now to apple's big reveal. the new iphone, it is being unveiled today and sparking so much anticipation and speculation. rebecca jarvis is at apple's new headquarters in cupertino, california, with more. good morning, rebecca. >> reporter: that's right, michael. good morning to you. there is so much excitement here. a decade after the first iphone was unveiled, this is expected to be the fanciest iphone ever with the highest price tag, rumored to be $1,000. that would be double what the first iphone cost and more than a lot of laptops cost today. take a look at these pictures. this picture coming from idrop news. based on what they say is leaked
data, they show this new iphone would be somewhere in size between the iphone 7 and iphone 7 plus and comes with likely a lot of new features. for example, facial recognition technology where you can use literally your own face to unlock your phone. the camera is also expected to be an improved camera, maybe even a 3d camera. in addition to that, augmented reality, so if you remember pokemon go, that was an augmented reality game. that type of technology could be built into this new phone. also, wireless charging. so you don't have to plug your phone in anymore in order to charge it and finally, that home button, michael, we're all so used to pressing to get back to the home screen could be gone from this new phone. one addition here, though, there could be multiple mud models of the iphone coming out today. there are a lot of rumors and speculation that that most expensive version, the $1,000 version will come with two other
versions that will cost you a little bit less, michael. >> right when i get used to the button they take it away from me. the other big reveal is their office building which is right behind you. what are some of the highlights of their new office building? >> reporter: that's right, michael. this is called apple park. this is it right behind me. i have to tell you we drove up in the dark this morning and it looks a little bit like a ufo, people have said this before. i think actually it resembles maybe even a little ice skating rink in here. but the whole unveiling of the iphone is happening right in this building behind me. it's called the steve jobs theater. this was the co-founder of apple, steve jobs' vision. he played a hand in designing this space, which was a $5 billion endeavor for the company. tons of bells and whistles for the employees, and steve jobs' vision was to create the best office space ever, michael. >> they have a lot of cash from selling all those iphones.
>> exactly. >> exactly. >> okay, george. let's go back to ginger with more on the rain from irma. >> oh, i just keep looking at that office. i bet their food is good there too. i do want to talk about the rest of irma. charleston, south carolina, had 9.92 feet of storm surge. that is their third largest storm urge. you can see the images there of the water just up and over not just the sidewalks and roads but into the buildings so they're going to be dealing with cleanup there and then more than 20 inches of rain falling close to ft. pierce, florida, who came out with the most from irma. your local weather in 30 seconds. first though, the tuesday trivia brought to you by walgreens.
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now your accuweather forecast. >> pressure still out there. another round or two through tomorrow. if you're getting the kids ready we're in the low to mid 60s but will end up 70 at the coast and 86 ink land with more sunshine this afternoon. on the roads no rain this morning. mild to warm if you're taking mass transit. our best chance of thunderstorms through midnight tonight through 9:00 tomorrow morning. >> mike, thank you. coming up in the wake of hurricane harvey, flooded cars are expected to hit the market. how do you spot one? next on gma. always on our free abc 7 news
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thankfully, amazingly, able to walk away uninjured, now being investigated. >> that happened outside of hartford. we're going begin this half-hour with that new twist in that murder case in houston. a mother of two vanishing just hours before hurricane harvey hit. now her ex-husband is under arrest. abc's diane macedo is here with the new developments. good morning, diane. >> robin, good morning. steve mcdowell heads to court today charged with first degree murder. not only do police say they found crystal mcdowell's body, but in a surprising turn they say her ex-husband confessed. >> reporter: this morning, a startling confession which could solve the mystery of who killed texas realtor, crystal mcdowell. she was last seen in this security video leaving her boyfriend's house just hours before hurricane harvey hit, but despite the deadly storm, authorities suspected foul play. >> once we started the investigation, there were a number of family and friends that expressed concerns about the ex-husband. >> reporter: now police say after questioning her ex-husband
for days, steve mcdowell tearfully admitted to murdering the mother of his two children. >> once i got that call, i was in a state of shock and denial. so just trying to deal with it the best way i can. >> reporter: crystal started dating paul hargrave just three weeks before her death. when she left his house the day she went missing, she was heading to pick up her children at her ex-husband's home. >> she did make it to -- and see her kids that particular day. >> reporter: three days later the 37-year-old's black mercedes was found in this flooded motel 6 parking lot, and over a week later, her body was found in a wooded area nearby. steven mcdowell is now charged with first degree murder. but police haven't yet revealed a possible motive. >> there had been some tension and stress and there have been some, you know, potential disagreements. >> i had my suspicions from day one. i can't say that i was honestly that surprised given the arguments they had the week prior of her missing. >> reporter: the mcdowells shared custody of their children
after finalizing their divorce in june, but mcdowell was still living with her ex-husband while her home was being remodeled. >> a lot of that was so she had access to the children. the children were primarily staying with steve. >> reporter: and this isn't the couple's first encounter with the cops. police say crystal called them in march saying steve had threatened to hurt himself and their children, but he returned the kids safely the next day so no charges were filed. george, of course, he will face a charge in this case, first degree murder. it's not clear yet how he'll plead today. >> we'll be watching. diane, thanks very much. we turn to the grieving parents who are suing the boy scouts after their 15-year-old son died from heatstroke during a tough hike in the texas heat. the parents say the hike was extremely aggressive. they hold the scouts responsible, and abc's clayton sandell has the story. >> reporter: 15-year-old reid comita had one final tank. task before becoming an eagle scout. >> this is my son's scout shirt. >> reporter: a mountain hike his parents say cost him his life. >> it's just that much more pain.
>> reporter: in a wrongful death lawsuit reid's parents say back in june he signed up for an intro to backpacking course. it was supposed to begin with two days of training. >> he isn't an athlete. you know, he wasn't -- he wasn't prepared to go on an advanced hike. >> reporter: but they say he was immediately sent on an extremely aggressive hike in temperatures that produced a heat index in excess of 100 degrees. >> the boy scouts of america are responsible for my son's death. i mean it's that simple. >> reporter: the suit says reid was with two other teens when he died, but his parents say that's a violation of boy scout safety rules requiring two adult supervisors. >> you don't typically see a 15-year-old boy falling dead from a hike. the question is whether this hike was too rigorous for reid, whether the boy scouts knew what his physical condition was, whether they should have had him on this hike in the first place is one question the boy scouts will have to answer. >> reporter: in a statement to abc news, the boy scouts say this remains a difficult time
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back now with that warning about flooded cars. up to a million may have been damaged in hurricanes harvey and irma, and now they may show up at a used car dealership near you. david kerley has more on what you need to look out for. good morning, david. >> reporter: michael, this can happen within days. cars can be cleaned up. you might start seeing ads. you might see them on used car lots. and these flood cars can be a ticking time bomb. irma's florida flood didn't spare cars. this morning the owner of kelly blue book estimating that between 200 and 4,000 cars in florida may have been flooded and that's on top of harvey's soaking of houston. these storms flooding somewhere between 500,000 and 1 million vehicles. as we said, these cars can show up for sale in a matter of days. in fact, even before the storms there was a 20% increase in
flood cars back on the roads in just the past year according to carfax. cars that could have hidden problems. >> water and electronics don't really mix, right? it's like putting a computer into a bathtub. it's really impossible to tell when it's going to break those systems down, but sooner or later the mechanical, the electrical and safety systems could be compromised which puts you and your family in danger. >> reporter: some vehicle owners who may not be insured may try to hide what's happened to their cars. the folks at carfax showed us after hurricane sandy how in just five hours they could take this flood car and make it look presentable for sale. in fact, after that storm, dealerships dealt with flood cars. >> we found out the carpet was damp. they did try to wet vac it. >> reporter: in fact, after that storm, dealerships dealt with flood cars. >> you're not going to divulge that information to us because it will decrease the value of their vehicle. >> reporter: so what to do before buying a used car? get a report on the vehicle and make sure you take it to the mechanic who can look for signs of trouble.
>> flooded cars can look great. they can run perfectly for the short term, but the long term and probably sooner than later those cars are going to break down because they're literally rotting from the inside out. >> reporter: the experts estimate that half of these cars that are in floods from events like irma and harvey can actually end up back on the road. michael, that means 500,000 flood cars could end up back on the roads. >> and you have no idea about it. and you mentioned have the mechanic look at the car you might buy, david. you think that's essential? >> reporter: it really is essential, michael, because if you get a report on the car the question is did they actually say that it was a flood car? whereas a mechanic will look at some of the electronics. did water get inside here? is it starting to corrode? a mechanic can take this apart and look for signs of corrosion to give you a sense of whether or not this car has been in a flood. >> all right. thank you, david. if the deal is too good to be true it probably is. robin, what is the deal with the
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the clown horror film breaking box office records. >> it is. it took in a whopping $123 million its opening weekend. abc's nick watt, he's in l.a. with more on why we're so frightened of, but we still want to watch scary clowns. hey, nick. >> reporter: good morning, michael. listen, this was a terrible summer for the movie industry. the box office was way down but there's a savior on the horizon. it's not a knight in shining armor or superhero in spandex overpants. it's a terrifying clown. the biggest september opening weekend ever. the biggest horror movie opening weekend of all time. >> well, i'm pennywise. the dancing clown. >> reporter: the stephen king adaptation about doubled its projected haul. why? maybe it's because there's such a scary clown in it. pennywise. >> i think why they're scary is because they're familiar. there's this thing called the uncanny valley. it's this idea that things that look familiar but are just
slightly off are off-putting. >> reporter: the 1990s abc miniseries version of "it" pretty much did for clowns what "jaws" did for sharks, fed our fear. made worse by the likes of bart's creepy clown bed, "the dark knight," "american horror story," that weird global rash of scary clown sightings last year. and dartmouth produced a bizarre psa. >> if you want to act like a clown, we have no problem treating you like one. >> reporter: now this. >> what's that? >> reporter: not everyone is loving it. the world clown association telling us remember that these are all fictional characters. real clowns in no way compare to the horrific images created by special effect makeup artists for hollywood purposes. pennywise underneath the scary makeup, a nice-looking swedish actor, lovely on "kimmel." >> i never really got into the idea of getting scared. >> yeah, me neither. i don't like it. you know why?
because it scares me. >> reporter: seeing the man behind the makeup doesn't make pennywise any less awful. >> here, take it. >> now, the movie covers only the first half of stephen king's book so expect to see a sequel. script in the works right now, released maybe 2019, but you'll see pennywise again before then. halloween, multiple times guarantee you. >> nick, you told us why clowns scare us, but why are people continually flocking to the theater to see this movie if they know clowns scare us? >> well, listen, i mean it's very well acted. there's not a lot of great competition in the movie theaters right now and there's an outcast appeal in the kid heroes. there's always a lot of love for stephen king, and unlike jimmy kimmel, a lot of people just love to be scared. horror movies are killing it right now. people love horror. >> it's more than just a state of mind, you know, being scared and that. there's a science behind this, right, nick? >> yeah, listen, our heart rates go up.
we breathe a little shallower and sweat a lot more. there's also a roller coaster thrill of being scared but knowing nothing bad is really going to happen to you because you're in a movie theater eating popcorn. there's also something called meta cognition so our brain tries to figure out why we're scared and we really love that puzzle. i mean personally i am terrified of clowns. i don't like clowns. i'm terrified of cows as well and i'd love to figure out why. you guys, any fears, michael, robin? >> a snake. >> oh, yeah? >> snakes get me every time. >> how about "snakes on a plane." >> you know what, there are "snakes on the plane" samuel l. jackson. that's right. i'm not a snake fan. how about you? >> i'm not scurred. >> i scared you before the piece. >> that's true. >> a friend of mine produced this, seth smith and david katzenberg, and seth grahame-smith wrote "abraham lincoln: vampire slayer" as well. >> very talented. >> it is coming back. there's going to be another "it."
i need to see this first. >> like nick said, we're going to see a lot at halloween, don't you think, nick? we'll see a lot of clowns at halloween. >> i'm going to go as half cow, half pennywise. that's what i'm going as. >> do you drink milk, nick? i guess that's the big question i have for you. >> sorry, michael. i didn't catch that. >> do you drink milk? >> do i drink milk? >> yes. >> yes, i do, just to spite them. >> okay. i got you. >> as always, nick, thank you. coming up, sinead o'connor's revealing a candid interview. what she's saying about her private health battle and how she wants to help others. plus, should you sleep with your pets or put them in the doghouse? the new study revealing how they really affect your rest. >> i can't wait for this. sloane stephens. >> oh, yeah. >> i had a chance to sit down with her and her mom. they're here on "gma" fresh off her big u.s. open win. come on back. her big u.s. open win. come on back.
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. breaking overnight, irma drenches georgia and south carolina, fears about record storm surge. millions of people facing weeks without power. as so many try to return home, the recovery just getting started. new this morning. the singer behind this massive hit, sinead o'connor in a raw and revealing interview about her battle with mental illness, her heartbreaking words about her very personal fight. are you barking up the wrong tree when it comes to your dog? is it a bad idea to let rover in the bedroom and does it really lead to a ruff night's sleep? and straight from the u.s. open court right to "gma," sloane stephens on her big win. what she calls her best day ever and what her mom revealed about trying to stay calm during sloane's incredible victory.
all ahead as we say -- >> good morning, america. good morning, america. welcome back with us this tuesday morning. look at that smile on sloane stephens. >> yes, she should have a big smile on her face. >> it was delightful to sit down with her and also talk to her mother who is quite an athlete herself, so we'll talk about that big win. >> also going one-on-one with maria sharapova this morning. she just returned to the court after that 15-month suspension for doping so she's here to talk about all that and a lot more, wrote it all in her book as she dives right into it. t-boz. the entire time she was on the road she was in and out of the hospital. her surprising health battle and journey. she has the music coming out. that's all coming up. >> she don't want no scrubs. >> yeah, she don't want no
scrubs. love that. i'm tempted to make a transition but i'm not going to because we're moving on to hurricane irma and the aftermath of hurricane irma. a lot of devastation in jacksonville and abc's linsey davis is there, a lot of flooding, linsey. >> reporter: yeah, good morning to you, george. this morning jacksonville is just now beginning the process of recovery after historic flooding. you, of course, remember the movie "a river runs through it," that has been the scene here in downtown. this is the result of 10 inches of rainfall coupled with massive storm surge. many residents ignored warnings to evacuate and as a result there have been more than 100 water rescues in neighborhoods along the st. john's river. the national guard brought in deep water vehicles and boats to help with all those rescues. georgia and south carolina are also dealing with storm surge and extensive flooding in charleston and savannah. well, that could take several months to recover. george. >> okay, linsey davis in jacksonville, thanks very much. and in south florida right now, people are finally being allowed to return to their neighborhoods to see and check on their homes.
our news anchor amy robach is there in miami for us. good morning, amy. >> reporter: good morning, robin. and people have been waiting in line since early this morning trying to get back into miami beach which is re-opening for the first time since hurricane irma hit and the same thing is going on with the florida keys, that one road that leads in and out of the florida keys is finally re-opening to residents of the upper keys and we got an aerial view of the keys yesterday when we went up and saw a tour of the devastation. further down in marathon, we saw homes were tossed off their foundation, some smashed into one another. boats overturned and roads blocked with debris. everything from appliances to roofs. most of the area remains without power at this time and 30,000 workers are on duty across the state to get that electricity running again. the national guard bringing in much-needed supplies. back here in miami, you can see this marina behind me. it was completely destroyed by irma. boats up on the dock and, in fact, if you can see the dock itself it's twisted straight up into that yacht. all of these other boats tossed into the trees. even this hurricane boat not faring well in hurricane irma,
robin. >> all right, amy, thank you. i have a lot of friends in key west and, boy, they're so anxious to get back home and see what's there. i'm sure they are, and as we know, actress kristen bell, she's been weathering the storm in orlando and first showed you her singing at a shelter helping to lift the spirits of others who were evacuated and last night, she called in to jimmy kimmel with a special guest named john who's one of hundreds of people evacuated to a disney hotel during the storm. bell calls john her side piece and they've been singing and playing bingo, having fun, making the most of the situation. and let's take a look. >> you and john could do a duet for us before you go. >> okay, but i told him you were johnny carson because he didn't know who you were. >> that's great. >> whatever it takes for john to get involved. tell him whoever you need to tell him it is. john is looking on the bright side because of the tough situation for everybody but he said it helps that he's surrounded by beautiful women.
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back here on "gma." great to have you with us on this tuesday morning and the reason that we're staying down here, our crew is hard at work getting the telethon set upstairs so we'll tell you more about that coming up but we got "pop news." it doesn't matter where we are when lara is here, it's poppin.
good morning to all of you, and good morning to you. prince charles makes history passing a royal milestone to become the longest serving prince of wales ever holding the post for just over 59 years, the record previously held by edward vii son of queen victoria who served 59 years, 45 days before finally becoming king in 1901. both similar situations. the eldest sons of queens who weren't and aren't going anywhere. victoria was the longest reigning queen with 63 years, 7 months, 2 days, that, of course, until queen elizabeth set that record two years ago and keeps on going. charles was dubbed prince of wales by his mother in 1969 when he was 20 years old. hope he likes the title. >> i know, really. >> gotten good at the job. >> absolutely. congratulations to charles. up next, mike myers negotiating a starring role in the freddie mercury biopic.
cannot wait for this. malek will play freddie mercury, the queen frontman with myers starring alongside in an undisclosed role that would likely be a dream come true for mike who often belted out "bohemian rhapsody" and other queen songs while in character in "wayne's world." looking forward to that film. then finally, guys, over the weekend it was the creative arts emmys and fifth time is a charm for miss melissa mccarthy who won the emmy for outstanding comedy guest actor, and shocker. the win is for one of her many appearances on "saturday night live" last season. most of which she spent there in character as sean spicer. >> spicy. >> spicy. other big winners, dave chappell, recognized for outstanding guest actor in a comedy series for his turn on "snl" as well and actress alexis liddell won in a series so many
are talking about "the handmaid's tale" on hulu and the other part of awards show, the prime time emmys air sunday night. we will have all the winners for you on monday morning live from l.a. hold my eyes open with toothpicks. >> you'll be there. >> what are you wearing? >> we go through this every time. i'll show you upstairs. >> it's tuesday. >> it's only tuesday. >> only tuesday? time is running out. >> i don't know, robin. moving on. we are going to move on and turn to that interview with sinead o'connor, candid interview. she sat down with dr. phil to talk about her struggle with mental illness. what she wants for her family and what she wants her fans to know. chris connelly has the story. ♪ it's been 7 hours and 15 days ♪ >> reporter: prince wrote it, but if ever a performer made a song totally her own. it was 23-year-old irish
vocalist, sinead o'connor 1990's "nothing compares 2 u". ♪ nothing compares ♪ nothing compares to you >> reporter: in the bright summer of the music video era, that teardrop moved millions. ♪ but there's >> reporter: there would be more music. yet alongside her public acts of outspokenness would come reports of more personal challenges in her life. then -- >> this is why you don't want to know what it's like at home. >> reporter: in august this was sinead o'connor now 50 from a motel in new jersey. >> i'm not still alive for me. for me -- if it was me, i would be gone. >> reporter: troubling video she put on facebook. addressing her own desperation. >> and suddenly all of the people who are supposed to be loving you and taking care of you are treating you like [ bleep ]. >> reporter: now later today, o'connor's first sit-down interview since that disturbing footage on "dr. phil." >> you tried to kill yourself eight times in one year.
>> this interview was raw. it was candid. it was cathartic for her. >> who are the people that won't take care of you, are you talking about your family? >> yeah and i want to be careful because a lot of my family, i don't blame them. it's not easy for families of mentally ill people. we can be difficult. i thought it would be better maybe my family if they saw how i'm feeling. they would relate to it. >> she wants to destigmatize mental illness in society. >> reporter: mcgraw saying the show has been paying for her care at a facility in nashville. >> i think that what she's dealing with can be managed. i don't know that it can be cured, but it can be managed. >> reporter: for "good morning america," chris connelly, abc news, los angeles. >> boy, she's had such tough problems but sees like she's trying to start a dialogue. >> absolutely. that's exactly right. she told dr. phil that her reason for doing this, there's such a stigma about mental illness. that means it doesn't get talked about. she is determined to change that and thank goodness she's getting
the help she needs. >> good for her. thanks. over to robin. >> thank you both. now to the new study making headlines about your dog. more than 43 million americans have pups, a lot of opinions about whether your pet should be in the bedroom or on the bed when you're sleeping. this morning the mayo clinic has answered and dr. jennifer ashton and mason is here. she's got your lipstick. >> i see that. >> hello there, mason. tell bus this study. >> interesting study they did at the mayo clinic, and they looked at a small group of people. one person with one dog, dogs of all sizes and then put activity trackers on them like fitbits to measure sleep activity. they put a fit bark on the dogs to measure the dog's sleep activity and followed them over a seven-day period and the findings while they weren't amazing they certainly weren't bad. they found that humans sleep quality was not significantly disrupted if you have had a dog in the bedroom but if you had the dog in your bed, it was a little bit worse but, again, very interesting study. the first study of its kind to
really look at sleep quality when dogs are in the room. >> so medically speaking, though, the pros and cons. >> well, listen. it depends on three big things. it depends on the size of the dog, the size of the bed, and the size of the person sleeping with the dog, and they need do this with cats and multiple dogs. obviously if the human quality of sleep is disrupted that is a hard line in the sand in my opinion medically because our sleep is already not so great as a country. but i think if the dog provides comfort and actually you get a better night's sleep then that's good for definitely good for humans. >> what about mason's quality of sleep? >> listen, if you talk to veterinarians about this, they will say that most animals like to sleep in the bedroom. there is some controversy about whether or not evolutionarily, dogs are pack animals, whether they want to sleep with your alpha, whether you're really their alpha because they're so domesticated. common sense apply, caution can toy breeds. they can be crushed and roll off the bed and be injured. so, again, just not unlike an
infant. >> okay, so what's the sleeping arieng -- arrangement here? >> this is actually my dog. he's 2. he's a morkie on instagram. you can follow him. and he was crate trained. i crate trained him from day one. he loved his crate. he slept in my bedroom in the crate, no problem. right after he turned 1 i put him on the bed one day and i noticed he curled up like a cinnamon roll, robin and he looked so darned comfortable i thought, gosh, maybe he'll sleep an extra hour if he sleeps on my bed and we never went back. now, again, he's 10 pounds. he sleeps at my feet and i think we both sleep pretty well. >> oh, he's adorable. it's not one size fits all. you got to figure it out. it has a lot to do with the size of the dog. >> and the person and the size of the bed so certainly we love our pets in this country so i'd like to see this done with cats but for now this guy is in my bed and we're both sleeping great. >> good to know. all right.
let's get outside now to ginger. >> i remember sleeping with otis then he gave up on me and left the bed. i'm sure one of your dogs has done that. our new friends are from -- >> milwaukee, wisconsin. >> milwaukee, wisconsin. would you believe that the outer cloud cover from irma is actually reaching milwaukee this morning? that's right. >> that's why we're here. >> and obviously the effects so far north, atlanta, these are the gusts that they had, 60-mile-per-hour gusts taking down trees, shoving them into cars and vans. that one didn't look so good, and this track, we have been talking about irma for 12 days or so and you can now see it. we put the whole satellite on here to watch it pass through the caribbean, up into florida and now eventually into georgia and almost alabama and you can see the very outside of it trying to make it that way north. just clouds, though. nothing you're missing out on. storms develop especially through tonight and tomorrow
morning and then cool. today how about some 70s along the coast into the bay even some 80s towards the south bay in the north bay. so the 90s are gone. tonight the green out there and temperatures 59 in santa rosasaa here now with five-time grand slam tennis star maria sharapova who just had a big comeback at the u.s. open after a 15-month suspension for doping. but now she's addressing that and so much more in her new memoir, "unstoppable," but before we talk, let's take a look at how she got here. >> reporter: she is the 6'2" tennis playing phenom. once reigned number one in the world. >> what a story. what a champion. >> reporter: known as much for her famous grunt. as for her endorsements. >> everyone and anyone can have it all. >> reporter: which have made her one of the wealthiest athletes in the world, but in march 2016
her life took an unexpected turn. >> i made a huge mistake. >> reporter: barred for tennis for 15 months after testing positive for meldonium, a recently banned substance, sharapova maintains the drug was taken for medical reasons, not to enhance performance. with her suspension now over, the former u.s. open winner returned just last month to new york. entering this year's open as a wild card, stunning the second ranked player in the world. reaching the fourth round, her gritty performance winning over the crowd. >> you sometimes wonder why you put in all the work and this is exactly why. >> maria sharapova is joining us now. thank you. thank you so much for being here. >> thanks for having me. >> we'll dive right into as you do in the book, we'll talk about the suspension. beginning of the book you talk about it. you call it a sloppy mistake. you say you didn't realize that meldonium was illegal at that time on the suspended list.
how does that happen? >> yeah, it's a question that i've, you know, was asking for quite some time, but once you get past that, you know, it's time to move on and, you know, the u.s. open was an incredible moment for me where i just -- i knew what i went through and knew all the ups and downs i faced in the last couple of years. being away from the sport was really difficult. i've done this since i was a young girl so to get that back that was -- that was my dream, that was my wish and i made that happen. >> when you get the call and they say you're suspended, when did you realize -- what went through your mind when you made that mistake and couldn't play tennis for awhile? >> i think there are a lot of things you can ask and talk about and people you can blame starting with yourself. but once you get through that phase, it's about the long-term vision and, you know, i've always seen myself ending the sport on my own terms and i knew that that's not the way that i would finish my career and that i would be back and so being back means a lot to me. it's as i said it's something
when you do it for a really long time it's a huge passion of your, but it also gave me an opportunity to continue writing this book so -- >> you said that your biggest edge is your tough persona so how has that helped you deal with what you've gone through over the last 15 months? >> yeah, well, look, everybody's life is quite unique and mine has been so. i mean i came into the united states as a 7-year-old girl and as i speak about in the book, it's really a journey. it's a special experience that i shared with my father for the first couple of years without having much money facing a lot of roadblocks, getting through those tough situations and really coming through and that's why, you know, the book is called "unstoppable." it's really a memoir about all those situations where you could have taken the wrong turns and you could have let yourself down but you kept going. it was a mentality i carried with me so many life lessons i was able to learn along the way. >> and 7-year-old girl with a father you came over to the u.s. with, your father, $700. >> yes. >> just a dream for his daughter. >> that's right. >> to make something of herself. >> yes.
yes, and you think that it's crazy and many people in the first couple of years thought and really believed that our story was make believe. that it didn't exist and no one really -- when we would show up at tennis academies no one really got our story. there's like where is the mother? my mom couldn't get a visa for the first couple of years so there's a lot of unknowns, a lot of uncertainties and, yeah. >> coming back to the u.s. open this year, a lot of uncertainty about how you were going to be received by the fans at arthur ashe stadium. we have a little clip on how the reception was for you when you came out to the court. [ cheers and applause ] a great moment for you but what was that like? we see you're very emotional. >> i don't think i -- you can never expect how emotional you will be in those moments. i've never been that emotional after a first round match. i knew when the draw came out that that would be a special primetime match.
i was facing against an extremely tough opponent, simona halep, number two in the world and knew what it would mean for the both of us especially myself not being part of the u.s. open for the last few years and that was just special. >> you made it to the fourth round. >> i did. >> so do you feel like you're back on track. >> i'm getting there. i'm building a good base. you realize there are a lot of things you miss when you don't play for that amount of time. before the suspension i was injured for quite a period of time so i haven't played a lot of matches so to be able to compete at the u.s. open, play four matches, it's a good starting block for me. >> before your suspension in the book you said that you were planning for your retirement. but now that's changed a little bit. >> really has. really has. >> in what way? >> i think as i was in my early 20s i just never really -- i didn't believe that my body could handle the physicality of the sport, the strain of getting up every single day six days a week and competing and training and having that dedication and motivation really to keep going. and the things that your body can do at 30 and a lot of things is nutrition, hydration, keeping yourself healthy. those are all part of it.
i feel like there's so many great new ways to train as well that are not as strenuous, it's quality over quantity and it really prolongs someone's career. >> and we saw a lot of young faces coming up now. coco vandeweghe, sloane stephens, won the u.s. open, madison keys. >> that's right. >> how does it feel for you to see this next young crop of players? >> i love it. i think as -- when i was a young girl, you don't really realize there are generations and there's always going to be someone behind you taking your spot, wanting your spot, wanting to get there. i feel like i'm obviously toward the end of my career so to see someone like sloane stephens win the u.s. open, but also to see someone like venus williams do so well this year and be, what, top five in the world right now gives personally gives me so much motivation to keep going. >> you know what, you are unstoppable and your book is out today. really appreciate it, maria. we'll be right back, everybody.
good morning north bay. >> this is abc 7 mornings. >> good morning. i'm jessica from abc news 7 mornings and we have broourn. a brush fire in san mateo county. a look from sky 7 and you can see the smoke rising in the western hills near skyline boulevard. firefighters working to put out those flames right now. they are expected to give an update later this morning. boy, those flames still pretty big and visible from far away alexis. >> yeah. haven't gotten word of slow traffic but you'll want to roll your windows up and not breathe that in. i have better news on the north peninsula, we had a crash blocking the four left lanes, just some minor injuries to that
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our best chance of thunder stompls 11:00 tonight through 7:00 a.m. tomorrow ♪ i feel again welcome back to "gma," everybody. happy to have you with us on this tuesday morning. and we hope you're going to join us tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern for "hand in hand," a benefit for the hurricane relief to raise must be for those asked by harvey and irma. it's live from new york, los angeles and nashville. it's taking place in our studio right upstairs where they're hard at work to get it ready and wait till you see how this studio transforms. a lot of big names are set to appear. they are george clooney, beyonce, oprah, julia roberts, leonardo dicaprio, nicki minaj just to name a few and -- >> yeah. >> robin roberts. >> do not put me in that category. >> we'll be a part of it from our studio in new york. tune in on tv or stream it live on facebook, youtube or twitter
and, robin, i'm excited for you. you got a special interview. >> i'm excited that we're doing this and all the networks are banding together and all to be there so 8:00 tonight. >> 8:00 tonight. >> but you were speaking about this one-on-one that i had with tionne watkins, t-boz, and her struggle with sickle cell in her new book "a sick life." i recently had a chance to sit down with her to talk about the book, her amazing career, and how she is not letting her illness stop her one bit. >> reporter: she's the "t" in america's highest selling girl group, tlc. ♪ stand your ground >> reporter: tionne "t-boz" watkins' raspy voice dominated radio waves in the '90s, and she rose to stardom with lisa "left eye" lopes and rozonda "chilli" thomas and tackled gang violence and the
aids epidemic in their hit song, "waterfalls." how would you describe the music of tlc? >> you talk about things everybody can relate to but we just do it in a fun way that you can dance to and it's not like we're preaching, but it's like you get the message and we're in this together. >> reporter: their unique combination of hip-hop, r&b and pop earned the trio four grammys and four platinum albums. >> and the winner is tlc. >> reporter: including the tell it like it is anthem "no scrubs." ♪ ♪ no i don't want no scrub ♪ a scrub can't get no love from me ♪ >> what is a scrub? >> a scrub is a guy who can't get no love from me because he's sitting on the passenger side of his best friend's-- >> he's in the passenger side. hey! >> hey. it's like, dude, it's not even your car. >> reporter: for tionne the success and accolades were coupled with illness and
tragedy. in her new memoir, "a sick life," she opens up about her journey with stardom as she lived with an incurable disease, sickle cell. "a sick life" means so many things. tell us the meaning behind "a sick life." >> the title means so much for me. it's a strong word. "a sick life" because i've had it all. i was told at 7 years old i would never live past 30. i would be disabled and never have kids but i traveled the world with tlc and worked with michael jackson. >> reporter: sickle cell disease is an incurable blood disorder that affects nearly 100,000 americans. as tlc toured all over the world the rigorous schedule caused her body to go into crisis mode and she spent weeks, sometimes months in the hospital, recovering. you accomplished all of this in and out of the hospital. just talk about dealing with a chronic disease. >> the easiest way to describe
it is oxygen isn't getting into our vital organs so if it's your legs you can't walk. your arms, you can't even hold a pencil and write. i went through so much. ♪ rainbow >> reporter: in "a sick life" she writes about the tragedy that would change tlc forever. a private wake will be held in atlanta tonight for pop star lisa "left eye" lopes. >> reporter: it was shaken when their third member, lisa "left eye" lopes, was killed in a car accident in honduras. what was that moment like and how did it impact just everything in life for you? >> that was one of the hardest times in my life. lisa died three, four days after i got out of the hospital so i was frail and 90 pounds which made me sick again. i'm like, what's going on? like as soon as something was good it's just all -- everything was just -- it was bad. >> reporter: after a 15-year hiatus t-boz and chilli have adjusted to what is now the new normal for tlc.
>> we keep her spirit alive through us and our music and you feel her presence on stage and nobody is going to fill that void. she's up there rocking and we're dancing with her. ♪ we go way back >> reporter: and just released their fifth and final studio album. ♪ sunday some things don't ever change ♪ >> reporter: as for tionne she's starting a new chapter recording her first solo project. ♪ you got dreams >> what do you want to be the lasting legacy of tlc? >> i just want to be remembered for the things that we really did. like the fun and good stuff, the lyrical content, making a difference and making people feel better. ♪ ever ever know >> they certainly did all that and not knowing what she was going through to do that but i mean hit after hit after hit. >> i like the new song "way back." good one. not done yet. >> nope. "a sick life" is out today. the book, you've got to read it and tionne's new song "dreams"
is out too and she'll be back in a week or so and singing here on "gma." >> fantastic. >> and i'll have more of my interview with t-boz tonight on "nightline." all right, everybody, coming up, it's time to put the gloves on and start boxing. why it's the hottest new fitness craze out right now. explore. >> it really is.
hidden disease. now for the first time yolanda hadid speaks out for herself in her first interview. how she is doing now and what's it like being mom to two of the world's hottest supermodels. find out tomorrow on "gma." we are back now with the hottest workout trend getting people into knockout shape. >> i know what you did there. i got you. all right. so this is a go-to for celebs, models, moms. it's spiking online and diane macedo is back with a closer look and put on the gloves to give it a try. >> that's right. boxing is not just for professionals anymore. it's not even just for fighters. the sport is blowing up as a great way for anyone to get in shape as you mentioned, models, moms, even tiny news reporters. >> reporter: it's the fitness craze sweeping the nation. >> makes you like super confident. >> reporter: the original high speed and hard core workout once considered a man's sport is fast catching on as the hottest way for women to get fighting fit.
>> it's fun. >> reporter: nearly 40 million people were practicing yoga in the united states last year. women's active wear site fashercise says it's up 430% and boxing is up as a top search. it has overtaken yoga. models like gisele and gigi, and others who you would think would be doing yoga, they are boxing. why is it taking off like this? >> one, because it works. incredible efficient especially coupling it with strength training which we do in there. >> reporter: noah neiman is the co-founder of rumble. here as many as 60 people train at the same time. ♪ he says 70% of his clients are women. what most surprised you when you started boxing? >> the strength in my core got super strong and leaned out in the middle like an hourglass. >> everybody wants that. that's my first class. >> reporter: after a quick
warmup -- >> right hand, thumb. >> reporter: it's time to hit the bag. >> hey, hey, hey. >> reporter: noah says boxing works every part of the body, but legs are the foundation. every punch starts there. >> the last thing we worry about is throwing our arms. we really want to generate that power from the movement of our body. ♪ >> hey. >> reporter: 45 minutes later, the gloves come off. i feel kind of tough now. i could go kick some butt. and that was actually my favorite part about boxing. it's a great full body workout. it's really fun but you also feel like you're learning a skill and you walk out of class and you feel tough. >> just show us how tough you are. >> that's not good. >> you got to move for us. >> a skill i don't want to have to use but so one of the big focuses is keeping your hands up. protect the face and then so here's a jab coming out here then you want to go cross. you want to fully extend and the power comes from the hip so you're also turning your foot,
your back foot when you punch. so, boom. >> let me see. >> when you bring that up and keep that cross, keep up that. >> keep your hands up. >> cross, cross. >> i learned something new. yeah. >> jab cross. >> and repetitive so you get a great cardio. >> knock it off, you two. >> it's really fun and you really get into it. that's the whole thing. >> i can see that. diane. >> maybe a little too into it. >> the big bag is filled with water? we were taking the class and great because you get a lot of feedback so when you hit the bag you can get a measure of how hard you're hitting. >> i need to check that class out. get my confidence up. we'll go over to ginger. you're not fighting anything. >> i'm not fighting. >> she's a lover. we do have the newly crowned miss america, 2018, everybody. this is cara mund who made history sunday night becoming the first woman from north dakota, to take home the crown since the pageant started in 1921. when chris harrison says your name, i can't imagine what goes
through your head. >> yeah, you can't and you just -- i mean how many people get to have their dream come true on national television and it was -- it still feels like a dream. >> you think about what's happening to your face. my face would get very strange. >> when i was in top five i said don't cry. your mascara will run but i made quite a few faces. >> you're a lot more than just a beautiful woman with some mascara on. you are a brown university graduate. going to notre dame law and then you've been working a lot with make a wish. will that be your platform going forward. >> my work with make-a-wish and the children's miracle network and not only as miss america i get to make wishes come true and miracles happen, outstanding. >> everybody in this line is -- can i take a picture with miss america? are you ready for this? >> i'm like, where is miss america. i want my picture. >> maybe hasn't sunk in quite yet. >> not yet at all. >> i saw you taking pictures with lincoln. >> yes. >> a lot -- you have a busy time ahead but are you really focused
as that make-a-wish is everything for you. >> it is a insurgent organization and i'm so grateful i earned so much scholarship money to help pursue my education going to law school. >> everybody in north dakota and america is very proud of you this morning. we're so happy you're with us. thank you very much, cara, for being here. >> thank you so much for having me. >> the crown looks good on you. real good. good morning. i'm meteorologist mike nico. off to a cooler start and more sunshine. the same as yesterday. thunderstorms will start later this evening and linger through the overnight hours. they pass t >> a gorgeous and brilliant miss america and a child in a fedor r i don't know how it gets better than that. coming up, robin -- this is how it gets better. robin will go one-on-one with the new u.s. open champion, sloane stephens, everybody. all right. stay with us. "gma" is coming back in just a couple of moments.
24-year-old sloane stephens, oh, my gosh, she is the new u.s. open champion. i had a chance to sit down with her about her big win and with her, her secret weapon, her mom. sybil smith. congratulations. >> thank you. >> has it sunk in? >> i always wanted to win a slam like i always thought about it but i never pictured myself in that situation like winning the last point and like all of that, the dramatic falling and all that stuff. i just -- i never saw it and then when it happened i was like, wait, what do i do now? do i cry? roll on the ground? i'm not sure. i was just like so shocked. >> but also that moment when you acknowledged your mother. >> when i was 11 years old my mom took me to a tennis academy. >> and you said how that coach who said you would maybe division 2, maybe and your mom said, no. >> parents don't get enough credit. i think if you have a parent
that can support you in the best way possible and especially a sport like i just wanted people to know that your kid could be me. like if you just have an awesome parent. >> parents, that's what we do. we support. we love unconditionally. >> what was it like for you to see your daughter win? >> i watched every point and it was just exciting, but i was so proud from the first point that she got out and fought. you know, that made me feel good that she was on her way to her goal. no matter what happened she was there. she made it. >> how are you so calm sitting in the box? >> oh, maybe on the outside but, you know, i do a lot of meditation so i think i breathe, i try to stay calm and stay in the moment. >> were you counting down from a million? >> no. >> what do you mean? >> i played a match one time against someone and it was -- i was playing like a really good player and it was super tight. third set also and i was like, mom, you look so uncomfortable up there like what was wrong. were you okay? and she's like, no, it's fine. i was just counting down from a million.
>> it's true. >> who does that? >> you just have to find a way to stay calm and stay in the moment. >> a year ago you weren't even at the u.s. open. >> i know, i missed the last one. >> you missed the last one, the beginning of the year you have the surgery and come back at wimbledon, you know, didn't have the result that you wanted. no one wants to be injured. >> yeah. >> but you made the best of that time and you seem to have come back renewed, relaxed. >> yeah, refreshed. >> refreshed. >> yes. >> how did you get here? >> i was line, you know what, eventually i'm going to beat somebody so it's just a matter of time and then coming into the u.s. open, i was like, wow, i'm playing really good like this is shocking because i had only -- this was my fifth tournament back, and i did an interview with someone, like, four days before the final, and they are, like, in four days you could win the u.s. open and i was like, really? me? wow. >> best day ever.
>> seriously. did you see how many retweets i had? and favorites? i was, like, oh, my god. mom, i made it. seriously. >> this is what gets me. i mean you won the u.s. open and you're like, oh -- >> this is insane. so many people, like all these people and i'm like, oh, my god, i love her, i love him. they know who i am. they know i exist. it was like the greatest thing ever and asked her to design my wedding dress and i was like, of course. >> are you engaged? >> no. >> i thought we had it right there. an absolute delight. >> she really loosened up with you but she seemed to be in shock after that match. >> she admits it. she didn't know how to react and everyone was talking -- i don't know when you saw the check, $3.7 million and her reaction, and wow, and she just had no idea. and she said she would have been watching with her mom and she saw that the semifinalist wins $900,000, and she's, oh, that
would be a lot so in her mind she's thinking maybe i'd get $900,000, and it didn't -- >> if you didn't know, i'll take that check and hold it for you. that was great. that was great. >> the future but her mom is quite an athlete herself. boston university's first all-american swimmer. yes. >> a great role model. look at them. they look like sisters. >> i could have hung out with them all afternoon. >> can i come next time? >> you got it. we'll be right back. ♪ the greatest the greatest the gr
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hi good morning. i'm jessica castro. let's check in with mike nico. >> still got the southeasterly wind pumping humidity around brentwood moving away from discovery bay. both are moving towards the northwest as you can see on live doppler 7 here. we have another chance of showers and thunderstorms and a better chance later tonight. temperatures in the 70s and 80s today. tomorrow morning things could be interesting. alex alexis. >> taking a look at the roads. some drive time. >> another motorcycle crash. maze you're up to four minutes and 17 southbound out of san francisco to sfo. >> time for live with kelly and ryan. we will be back at 11:00 for the midday news. with more details on the fire burning in san mateo county in the hills above stanford.
lightning sparked the fire. our reporting continues now on >> announcer: it's "live with kelly and ryan!" today, from the new film "woodshock," kirsten dunst. one of the stars of the series "suits," gabriel macht. and the newly crowned miss america, cara mund. check out the world's beard and mustache championship winners. we continue our "totes amaze week" ." all next on "live!" ♪ [cheers and applause] and now, here are kelly ripa and ryan seacrest! [cheers and applause] ♪ >> kelly: hi,