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watermelons. >> no. >> so nerve-racking. why? >> it's six more than the previous record. someone else has done this? good morning, america.? new protests erupt outside the white house as president trump does damage control. new tweets this morning as he tries to clarify those stunning comments where he sided with vladimir putin over our intelligence community. >> i accept our intelligence community's conclusion. >> the president now says he misspoke as top republicans struggle to defend him. severe storms strike the northeast. millions pummeled by major downpours. this highway under water. rescue teams racing to save stranded drivers. this church steeple struck by lightning, and a funnel cloud spotted outside new york city. now new concerns out west. at least 48 wildfires burning.
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these waves of flames racing across the region. sglfrj. breaking news for our viewers out west, 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped in a cave for weeks speaking publicly for the first time. revealing how they stayed alive, going days without food, just water. the latest on their condition. we're live on the scene this morning. beach warning. umbrellas whipped up by strong winds flying through the air striking beachgoers. a woman seriously injured on the jersey shore. ♪ cool for the summer and this bear trying to stay cool for the summer running through backyards searching for shade even taking a dip. the whole neighborhood on lockdown. the hours-long chase to help him get back to the wild. good morning, america. our papa bear is back.
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>> aren't bears russian? >> oh! >> george, you just couldn't resist. >> it is great to be back but, boy, that summit was so stunning, it was historic, sending shock waves across the country and around the world right now and the president is under some pressure now to undo the damage. he tried to clarify his comments yesterday. he claimed he got one word wrong but there are no apologies this morning. he is up and tweeting that his meeting with vladimir putin will prove to be a great success. our senior white house correspondent cecilia vega starts us off. cecilia, the president appears to be having second thoughts about his second thoughts. >> reporter: exactly, george. the president may have walked back his helsinki comments yesterday but he is now back to defending his performance. he calls his meeting with putin a great success saying that only the media are saying otherwise. but, george, you know this, he seems to be forgetting the near universal backlash that he's received from that performance even from allies in his own party.
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president trump back at the white house and in full damage control mode. >> i realize that there is need for some clarification. >> reporter: from this president an almost unheard of walk-back following worldwide backlash after that helsinki press conference where he sided with russia's vladimir putin over his own intelligence community. the president reading from a carefully written script. >> i have full faith and support for america's great intelligence agencies, always had. >> reporter: it sounded like a full-throated endorsement of the unanimous findings that russia, did, indeed, interfere with the 2016 election, that is, until this. >> let me be totally clear in saying that -- and i've said this many times -- i accept our intelligence community's conclusion that russia's meddling in the 2016 election took place. it could be other people also. there's a lot of people out there. there was no collusion at all. >> reporter: that no collusion
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line off script written in the president's own handwriting. in another off script moment -- >> i have a full faith in our intelligence agencies. oops. they just turned off the light. that must be the intelligence agencies. there it goes. okay. you guys okay? good. that was strange. >> reporter: he now says he misspoke when asked if he believes putin over his intelligence agencies. >> my people came to me, dan coats came to me and some others, they said they think it's russia. i have president putin, he just said it's not russia. i will say this, i don't see any reason why it would be. >> reporter: but now -- >> in a key sentence in my remarks, i said the word would instead of wouldn't. the sentence should have been i don't see any reason why i wouldn't or why it wouldn't be russia. so, just to repeat it, i said the word would instead of wouldn't.
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the sentence should have been i don't see any reason why it wouldn't be russia. >> reporter: but while the president hedged on russia top republicans did not hold back. >> we believe the european union countries are our friends and the russians are not. >> reporter: in south africa -- >> president barack obama. >> reporter: former president obama also speaking out without naming names. >> people just make stuff up. we see the utter loss of shame among political leaders where they're caught in a lie and just double down and lie some more. >> reporter: you heard the president in our piece saying this is about a one-word mistake, that he said would when he should have said wouldn't. so much bigger than that the president had the chance to publicly condemn president putin as he was standing right beside him in helsinki and did not do that. a one-word walk-back does not answer the question about why he
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sided with an adversary. >> no, because the press conference went on for several minutes and he also cited putin's strong and powerful denial. he said he had confidence in both parties, speaking of our intelligence agencies and vladimir putin. still hasn't condemned putin and another tweet, cecilia, he is tweeting saying so many people at the higher ends of intelligence loved my press conference performance in helsinki. i may have missed something but i haven't seen a single person in the intelligence agency come out and praise the president for that performance. >> reporter: you didn't miss anything, george. i didn't miss anything either. not one single intelligence person in the intelligence community has come out to publicly praise the president. privately, in fact, they've been completely aghast over his performance that they witnessed in helsinki. the one official comment we do have from director of national intelligence dan coats, he says, it's crystal clear there is no question russia did meddle in the 2016 election, george, and perhaps most importantly he said their threats to undermine our democracy are ongoing.
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>> yeah, he put that out almost immediately after the president's comments. there are new developments in the russia investigation. robert mueller turning up the heat on paul manafort asking a federal judge to grant immunity to five secret witnesses who could provide testimony in manafort's trial. i want to bring in our chief legal analyst, dan abrams, and dan, this trial set to start next week. this is quite a twist. >> it is such an interesting development. who are these five witnesses? we don't know. but more importantly, these are basically five people who are saying we will in effect invoke our right against self-incrimination meaning there's something they're worried about in connection with their testimony. robert mueller's coming back and saying, fair enough, but we need your testimony. so we'd like to grant what's called use immunity meaning we won't use anything you say against you for these specific purposes. now, the judge is going to have to sign off on that but what really mueller is doing is trying to force these five people to testify. >> you could argue that he's also trying to put more pressure on paul manafort to come to a plea agreement.
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>> it's possible, but, you know, these five witnesses are preparing for trial. not for a plea agreement. these are five witnesses who he doesn't want to name publicly because he's concerned about the impact. the only way that these witnesses' names are going to be made public is if they actually testify according to mueller. >> we have that other major development, the justice department indicting a 29-year-old russian national for being a russian agent here in the united states, mariia butina. you see her right there. conspiring to influence our politics. it shows how deep the russian effort was. >> and this is separate from the robert mueller investigation. this has been an investigation going on for a couple of years but they're basically saying she was conspiring to be a russian agent here in the united states and lying about what she was doing here. i think they were worried she was about to flee which is the reason that they're filing these charges immediately, but this really goes to the heart of what we've really been talking about here. this isn't periphery, this is someone who came to the country allegedly to be a foreign agent
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and lied about it. >> and tried to influence the national rifle association republican politics. thanks very much. robin. we move to those severe summer storms lashing the northeast triggering dangerous flash flooding leading to dozens of water rescues. ginger is here with those details. good morning, ginger. >> the numbers were impressive. 2.63 inches at reagan international airport in 42 minutes. and then this, you don't get to see this every day. a funnel cloud over the new york city harbor. those ominous skies seen from utah all the what i to new hampshire with more than 100 seve storm reports. >> reporter: severe storms temporarily submerging parts of the east coast. in the heart of rush hour in new york city, cars swamped. a waterfall in the subway and a funnel looming over the new york city harbor. record daily rain from boston to baltimore. vicious thunderstorms inundating cars in arlington, virginia. at least 40 people rescued from
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their stranded vehicles. and in massachusetts, lightning starting this house fire, setting a new hampshire church ablaze. drivers pushing the cars out of the rising waters in worcester. >> it was pouring. you couldn't see ten feet in front of you. it was just sheets of rain just falling down. >> reporter: and the issue on the west coast this ridge, this big area of high pressure still bringing intense heat to the areas suffering from wildfires. we have to go right to our clayton sandell who is at the ferguson fire near yosemite. >> reporter: hey, ginger, good morning. the big problem here is the terrain is very steep. it is hot and everything burning is extremely dry. the conditions here about as bad as they can get. in oregon overnight two fast-moving wildfires engulfing multiple buildings, wind whipping waves of fire into a burning river on this hillside, roaring across farmland. this person racing just ahead of the flames plowing a makeshift fire break.
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officials in wasco county, oregon, east of portland telling residents to evacuate immediately. in central point, oregon, families rushing to get out as the wildfire burns right along side the freeway. in california the smoke from the 13,000-acre fire near yosemite making air quality hazardous hiding yosemite's famous views like half dome behind a thick layer of smoke. >> visibility is an issue. >> reporter: that can be dangerous. you want to know where the fire is at. >> absolutely. >> reporter: the smoke so thick, at times firefighting aircraft are grounded. this is hot, sweaty work. because they can't fly in smoky conditions, it's the boots making the biggest impact. thanks to firefighters not a single home has been burned but there are still many evacuated. robin. >> thinking of them, clayton, thank you. amy. overseas to a fantastic update on those 12 thai boys and
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soccer coach all released from the hospital this morning after that dangerous and dramatic cave rescue that captivated the world and abc's james longman has been covering the story from the very beginning. james, good morning. >> reporter: hi, amy, yes, we've been hearing from the boys for the first time since they went into that cave all those days ago and new detail about just how they went down there. they started a facebook group and were planning on being inside for only an hour. when they did arrive they saw there was already water in the cave and they had to swim through certain parts of it. it has been an extraordinary day here in thailand. looking healthy and happy, they came into the press conference wearing their soccer jerseys. they kicked a ball around playfully as doctors pronounced them healthy and mentally fit to go home. one by one, they introduced themselves to the waiting media.
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>> translator: we truly appreciated all of your kindness we have experienced here during this devastating experience. >> reporter: also on stage, the three navy s.e.a.l.s to led the rescue and the doctor who stayed inside that cave. the boys lost roughly nine pounds but has gained six pounds back. half the boys announcing they want to be navy s.e.a.l.s when they grow up, the other half, soccer players. they apologized to their parents for not telling them they were going to the cave. they also spoke for the first time about how they made the difficult decision on who should leave the cave first. the boys were taken out in groups of four over three consecutive days. since all the boys were deemed to be in good heg, they simply asked for volunteers and the boys who wanted to go first raised their hands. the team paying homage to the navy s.e.a.l. who died trying to find them. >> thank you for your sacrifice.
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>> reporter: they'll be ordained as monks to honor his legacy. the hospital releasing this video of the boys thanking the doctors and nurses who treated them and granted the opportunity to watch the world cup final. most said they were cheering for champions, france. we heard that every day they looked for new ways to get out but after a couple of days they became very, very tired indeed. when the press conference here ended, they left to cheers and applause from the crowds and now they're at home for the first time since june 23rd when they went into that cave. amy. >> james, we're going to have much more on this throughout the broadcast. we're going to hear from the boys for the first time since their ordeal. so a lot to look forward to. >> looks like they just won the junior world cup. that's fantastic. we move to that lava bomb that injured nearly two dozen people and this morning we're hearing from one of the families on board, a doctor and nurse who helped injured passengers including their son. abc's will carr is there with the story. good morning, will.
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>> reporter: this morning, the coast guard investigating that hellish explosion. >> do we have any medical assistance? >> reporter: watch as the lava bomb blows up, shooting boulders into the air and raining fiery rocks onto a sight seeing boat packed with tourists. >> the largest rock was this big and it crashed through the roof and landed on the person. >> reporter: ming li, a surgeon and his wife dawn, a former trauma nurse, sprang to action after two dozen people were injured including their son and a woman with a shattered leg and hip. >> we stabilized her hip with life preservers and covered her so she wasn't going into shock. >> where would this compare with what you've seen over the course of your career? >> i've seen a lot of things. this was just crazy. >> reporter: the coast guard trying to figure out if the captain went too close to the lava flow crossing a safety
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zone. dawn still moment taerl holding the rock. passengers tell us there was another surgeon and paramedic on board as well and that things could have been much worse if everyone hadn't jumped in to help. george. >> they are lucky, no question about that. will, thanks very much. now to that neighborhood on lockdown as a black bear ran free going yard to yard, even enjoying a dip in the pool maybe looking for a way to cool down. whit johnson is here with the story and, whit, this went on for hours. >> reporter: l.a. police locked in a foot pursuit with a very unusual suspect. >> bear is moving at a fast pace of speed. >> reporter: for hours a nearly 300-pound black bear with a cinnamon coat acting like a four-legged tourist, turning southern california back yards and suburban streets into his own magic kingdom. >> sitting down in a neighbor's
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front yard. >> reporter: dispatch getting the first emergency calls at 11:00 a.m. tuesday. the bear in no hurry. but with searing temperatures in the 90s, the heat unbearable, even for him. >> he's on the move. >> reporter: the animal sauntering off, seeking cooler refuge. >> the bear is walking through the yards. >> reporter: then taking a dip in a neighbor's pool for nine minutes, barely able to stand up in the shallow end. >> it was so big when we saw it, i was speechless. i was like wow. >> reporter: turns out this bear is a repeat offender. >> this bear has been in the area before. it knows kind of the drill. >> reporter: two years ago this same bear caught roaming around in the sylmar area. his ear tag proves it so he knew it was time to run. and good at hiding. keeping officers at bay in this drainage pipe. hours later wildlife officers
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acting as the fun police eventually tranquilized the bear and returned him to the foothills. they have no reason to believe he was aggressive but for everyone's safety they had to get the neighborhood back to normal. robin was criticizing me. >> i was acknowledging, not criticizing but if you're going to do the pun, you got to sell it. >> that's right. and you told me if i have to ask which i did ahead of time, that's already too many. >> you've used up your quo ta for the year. >> i think so. let's go back to ginger. severe weather in the plains? >> yeah, we're doing it again. meade, kansas showing us what it looks like with 60 miles per hour wind gusts. today we have the potential for risk. let's get to the comfortable cities brought to you by starbucks.
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i'm abc 7 news meteorologist drew tuma with your afternoon forecast. after morning fog and afternoon sunshine, it will be hot inland going well into the 90s. 77 oakland. 71, san francisco. overnight, coastal cloud cover spilling into the bay. the accuweather seven-day forecast, i'll show you today is the hottest day. we turn more humid to round out the week on friday before cooler air moves in over the weekend. coming up, a wild shoot-out near an elementary school. with moderate to severe crohn's disease,
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now your accuweather forecast with drew tuma. >> and fog is an issue early on this morning. visibility right now is reduced in the north bay, down three miles from santa rosa to petaluma, down to 1 mile in half moon bay. so your morning planner, early on, will feature that cloud cover, areas of dense fog through 8:00. by about 10:00, 11:00, we do expect that cloud cover to pull back to the coast. good idea, download the accuweather app and track those temperatures hour by hour. the accuweather seven-day forecast, near 100 inland today, but cooler and more humid to round out the week on friday. >> drew, with thank ythank you. coming up, the incredible survival story. the navy veteran who tumbled 300 feet while hiking mt. st. helen, airlifted to safety.
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back here on "gma," and that is the sign language interpreter who stole the show at a heavy metal concert. rocking out with the band slayer, translating the lyrics for fans and throwing in a little air guitar in there. she's got a great, great story to share. we're going to hear from her coming up. >> looking forward to that. but first, the top headlines we're following right now. president trump is trying to do damage control after that summit with russian president vladimir putin where he sided with putin over our intelligence community. president trump tried to clarify his comments yesterday but is not apologizing. this morning, tweeting his meeting with putin will prove to be a great success. and that breaking news, the 12 boys and their soccer coach
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who were trapped in that cave in thailand are now out of the hospital, so incredible. doctors say the boys are doing well mentally and physically and finally able to eat that spicy food they love once again. a big night for baseball, the all-star game breaking records with ten home runs. astros alex bregman named the mvp. his home run in the 10th inning helped bring the american league glory, beating the national league 8-6, marking their 6th straight victory. >> that is gone! a very different story right now, shocking body cam video. you see there it's going to show a police officer firing through his windshield during a high speed chase of two murder suspects. matt gutman is in los angeles with this story and, matt, it's so dangerous, a busy street in broad daylight. >> reporter: that's right. and george, a total of about 65 shots fired between the police and the suspects in downtown las vegas. it's about as scary as it gets, but what is so unique about this
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video is that it shows the enormous pressure officers are under to make life and death decisions often in a fraction of a second. one tiny mistake and civilians could have lost their lives. >> reporter: in seconds, this pursuit goes from routine to heart stopping. >> black, shots fired still. >> reporter: inside that dark suv are a pair of murder suspects. >> charlie one, are you injured? >> it's charlie four. i'm not injured. >> reporter: the officers tailing that suv slicing through morning rush hour traffic. >> watch out! shots fired. shots fired, again. >> reporter: the hail of bullets from those suspects intense. 34 total shots according to police. it's now that veteran las vegas police officer william umana makes a fateful decision. he unholstered his gun. first, it's in his left hand.
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then he reconsiders and it's back to his right. he does something you almost never see. firing through his windshield at the two suspects inside that car. first five bullets. then out the side, two. that last salvo crippling the suv. >> get down! >> reporter: it rolls into the side of an elementary school. the officer jumps out, reloads, then empties another clip into the car. police killing one of the men, the other who you see bolting was wounded and later taken into custody. the las vegas police department tells us the officers involved followed procedure. >> this is a classic example of the multitasking under a highly stressful situation that law enforcement officers go through. >> reporter: we went through that footage frame by frame with former fbi special agent and abc news security consultant steve
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gomez. so he knows his life is in danger, which means he is authorized to use deadly force on another moving vehicle. but is it advisable? >> it's not. this is not an ideal situation for a law enforcement officer to get into a shooting and to deal with this type of situation. you really have to react. you don't know how you're going to react until you're there in the thick of it making decisions, split-second decisions in fact. >> reporter: now, if one of those bullets had struck a child at that elementary school, it would have be a tragedy and a massive liability. but the las vegas police department is supporting its officers, basically saying, those murder suspects posed a direct threat to the lives of officers and civilians and had to be stopped. >> such a dangerous situation. okay, matt, thanks very much. now to an amazing survival story. a hiker plunging 300 feet and living to tell the tale. the navy veteran was air lifted to safety and abc's t.j. holmes is here with the story. she had a special friend by her side. >> reporter: yes, she could see the summit. she was right there but took one
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bad step. took a fall. she said it should have killed her. of course, she needed immediate medical attention. but never underestimate the power of a few licks to the face. that's right. her dog was her first responder and credited with helping save the day. she was just about to reach the top of mt. st. helens, but instead of summiting, 32-year-old hiker brittany fintel slipped. the navy veteran plummeted more than 300 feet, sliding down the snow and bashing into boulder after boulder before coming to a stop. >> the first thing that hit the boulder was my hip, then i flipped over that and hit my head and then kept literally rolling down until like i naturally sort of stopped. the moment i slipped i literally thought i was dead. i was just expecting this was the end. >> reporter: nearby climbers radioed for help. the coast guard reached her after five hours. but it was fintel's 7-year-old german shepherd service dog,
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indy, who was the first to reach her, laying by her side the entire time until help arrived. >> he was my first responder essentially. he made sure i wasn't in shock. he laid beside me. he licked me. he was extremely comforting. >> reporter: approximately 42 million americans hike every year according to the national parks service. in 2017 it performed nearly 3,000 search and rescues with 159 fatalities. experts say lack of experience and poor judgment are often to blame, something fintel owns up to. >> because i didn't have proper equipment for the ice i didn't have an ice pick to do self-arrest. >> reporter: she's now recovering in the hospital, indy still by her side. >> mountains are dangerous things and i just feel like i underestimated it. >> banged up pretty good. she will be out of pocket for a little while. she plans to be back on the trail in the income two months. the dog still by her side.
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a woman hit on a beach in new jersey just this week. gio benitez is there in point pleasant with the story. good morning, gio. >> reporter: hey, robin. good morning, yeah, this is something we just don't think about. and 1,000 people end up in the e.r. every year because of flyaway umbrellas. and wait until you see these videos because they show just how dangerous this can be. watch as witnesses capture beach umbrellas out of control. these volleyball players in ontario, canada, stunned as umbrellas around them take flight. and in ocean city, maryland, in 2015, a bystander filming as the wind picks up these umbrellas and turns them into projectiles. the videos wild. the situations incredibly dangerous. >> could we have fire to the woman with the umbrella? they need something to cut it. >> don't remove that till triborough gets there. >> 10-4. we're not planning on it. >> good. >> reporter: just this monday in
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seaside heights, new jersey, a 67-year-old tourist from london struck by a flying umbrella. one of its spokes piercing her ankle. >> i was there. there was an emt in jersey who beat me to it. we were both there. he had a med kit, put a tourniquet like to hold the bleeding. and we just held on to the umbrella until ems and everybody else arrived. >> reporter: the woman telling abc news that it was a beautiful day and that a gust of wind was to blame. that woman is in good condition and recovering this morning but in virginia beach in 2016 an airborne umbrella killing 55-year-old lottie belk. lynn stevens also knows the dangers firsthand. she was impaled by a flyaway umbrella on a maryland beach in 2010. >> the wind picked it straight up in the air. and it shot it right back down. and it went right into my thigh. luckily someone on the beach was also watching and tried to catch the umbrella for me. >> reporter: we went to santa monica beach, ocean lifeguard
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captain julio rodriguez telling us how to truly secure an umbrella in the sand. first he says make sure it's at least 16 inches down. you can either use a shovel to dig the hole deep enough to set the stake and pack it in, or, once you drive the stake into the sand, rock it back and forth. that typically gets it deeper into the sand. >> reporter: i want to show you this other device. the beach bub build a base and check it out. once you fill it up with sand 125 pounds of weight. this isn't going anywhere. it's been tested through 35-mile-per-hour winds. this system is about 140 bucks so expensive but you could start with just that base for 35 bucks. >> what a great idea. thank you. thank you, gio. appreciate that. looking good out there. but i was telling you guys, down in florida a few years ago and the same thing happened. you don't realize it. you just don't realize it. >> that is dangerous. >> it really catches your attention. >> good information. up next, we have the sign language interpreter stealing the show. look at her there at a heavy
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>> reporter: fans came for the heavy metal. ♪ but were soon captivated by this woman, lindsay rothschild-cross, a sign language interpreter translating the feel of the music for the fans in the crowd who are deaf. ♪ the video has already racked up millions of views online. we spoke with lindsay, who was joined by a fellow sign language interpreter in an effort to be inclusive. >> i grew up with guns n' roses and alice in chains and iron maiden, things like that. i've never actually interpreted for death metal though. >> reporter: this teacher hopes the popularity brings awareness to the needs of the deaf community. >> i want people to understand that they can think and they can have religion and they can do anything we can do except hear.
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>> reporter: including enjoying music, from hard rock to rap, even if rothchilds-cross herself prefers a different kind of tune. >> yes, i am a country girl. love it. i enter the houston rodeo every year. my deaf houston people, shoutout, i love y'all so much. huge support with my houston people. >> reporter: concert venues are required by law to provide interprete interpreters. for someone who's not a heavy metal fan, lindsey knows how to sell it. >> definitely. >> the fan who recorded the video isn't even deaf but he said he was so emotional he had to capture that on his phone. i think we're all grateful for that this morning. >> thank you. coming up next, what duchess meghan's father is now saying a day after that explosive interview. and we're also in thailand as those 12 boys and their soccer coach finally head home,
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good morning, south bay. let's get up and get going. >> this is abc 7 mornings. >> good morning. i'm jessica castro from abc 7 mornings. let's check in with meteorologist drew tuma for the forecast. drew, it's pretty socked in. >> yeah, we still see it right now. live doppler 7 showing you visibility along the coast. we're down to one mile, half moon bay, three miles in petaluma. outside, it's gray out there from our exploratorium camera. the 12-hour morning planner will show you clearing skies by 11:00. warm in the 70s and in the 80s. >> all right. and taking a look at the roads, we've got a new traffic alert, a sig alert issued in the sunnyvale area. a solo vehicle crash, sounds like with some very serious injuries, northbound 101 before matilda avenue, that left lane is blocked. no estimate on when that will reopen. you're backed up to the 880 merge and southbound 680, very
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slow here through walnut creek. earlier crash at olympic boulevard, just pushed off to the side, but some long residual delays back into concord. >> yeah, with ouch. tough commute this morning. thanks, alexis. and coming up on "good morning america," an inspiring story. high school baseball players and best friend teaching us a lesson in good sportsmanship. we're going to have another abc 7 news update as well in abo
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. the president under pressure. new protests erupt outside the white house as trump tries damage control, confronting the backlash over his stunning comments where he sided with vladimir putin over our intelligence community. >> i accept our intelligence community's conclusion. >> new tweets this morning as he tries to clarify the comments claiming he got just one word wrong. top republicans struggle to defend him. new this morning, those 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped in the cave for weeks now leaving the hospital. speaking publicly for the first time. we are live from thailand. meghan markle's father on the offensive just a day after his explosive interview making private family matters public, saying he wants to see his
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daughter as her half-sister and extended relatives now make plans to go on reality shows. ♪ i'm on my way and right here on "gma" this morning, david spade, one on one live in times square. and he's saying -- >> all: good morning, america. >> we're ripped! david spade. looking forward to talking to him later. he was there with all those firefighters because they have a certain workout that they're going to be doing. >> that's right. new york's bravest, the fdny, showing us their moves, how they all get into firefighting shape. they'll help us stay in shape. >> working for them. a lot of headlines. we'll start with president trump. he's under a lot of pressure to undo the damage from his summit with russian president vladimir putin. want to go back to our senior white house correspondent cecilia vega for all the latest. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: hey, george, good morning to you. so president trump, we know, isn't someone who likes to
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necessarily correct the record but now says he did misspeak in helsinki. he says he should have said i don't see any reason why russia wouldn't have interfered with the 2016 election. he says it's about one word. essentially he said the opposite of that though in helsinki after standing next to putin and siding with him over his own american intelligence agencies. president trump now walked that back sort of. he says he has full confidence in those intelligence officials but then he issued this caveat. take a listen. >> let me be totally clear in saying that -- and i've said this many times, i accept our intelligence community's conclusion that russia's meddling in the 2016 election took place. could be other people also. there's lot of people out there. there was no collusion at all. >> reporter: yeah, there's no evidence this is about other people. this is about russia. the president this morning is tweeting again defending himself and his performance. take a look.
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he says, quote, some people hate the fact that i got along well with president putin of russia. they would rather go to war than see this. it's called trump derangement syndrome. george, i said this to you in the last hour but it bears repeating, the president's own director of national intelligence dan coats has publicly rebuked the president's performance. he says russia did, indeed, meddle in the 2016 election and in fact that threat to our democracy is still ongoing. >> no caveats there at all. thanks very much. amy. now to that breaking news, the soccer team and their coach just released from the hospital moments ago in thailand. they're now speaking about what they faced inside that cave. so let's go back to abc's james longman who is there in thailand with the latest. good morning again, james. >> reporter: hi, amy. yes, the boys say they went down to this cave after practice after making a facebook group to organize it. they had been down to the cave before and they say that once the water came and they realized they were trapped, they couldn't get out even though some of them knew how to swim. looking healthy and happy, the
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young men between 11 and 16, plus their 25-year-old coach left the hospital for the first time and came into the press conference wearing their soccer jerseys. each carried a ball which they took turns kicking around as doctors pronounced them healthy and mentally fit to go home. one by one starting with the coach they introduced themselves to the waiting media. >> translator: we truly appreciated all of your kindness. >> reporter: the boys lost on age nine pounds in the cave but gained roughly six pounds back. half the boys announced they want to be navy s.e.a.l.s, the other half, professional soccer players, and apologized to their parents for not telling them they were going to go to the cave. they spoke for the first time on how they made the difficult decision on who should leave the cave first. they simply asked for volunteers and the boys who wanted to go first raised their hands. the team paying homage to the navy s.e.a.l. who died trying to
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find them. >> translator: thank you very much for your sacrifice. >> reporter: they'll be ordained as monks to honor his legacy. the hospital releasing this video of the boys thanking the teams of doctors and nurses who treated them and granted them an opportunity to watch the world cup final. the boys saying they used rocks and stones inside the cave to try to dig their way out initially but also to draw plans on the side of the cave to pass the time, but also to maybe even map out the inside of the cave to plan an escape. today really was an extraordinary day and a happy one for thailand. amy. >> james longman, thank you for bringing it to us. incredible to see them doing so well. >> those fascinating details that we're learning. a bit of sports history from last night. wnba all-star liz cambage set the league's single-game scoring record. 53 points. leading her dallas wings to a big win over the new york liberty. picture-perfect three-pointer from the top of the key to seal the deal. the hometown fans erupting. teammates celebrating.
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there it is, there it is. there it is. boom, that was it right there. >> three points. >> she's 6'8". 6'8". >> taller than the other very tall people on that court. >> she's quite a story. australian native. she was an all-star way back in like 2011, sat out for about five years, wasn't really crazy about the team that she was playing for at the time. and then decided to come back. and boy, did it work for her. >> did not lose her touch. >> no, not at all. coming up here a royal reality show. that's what we're hearing duchess meghan's family may do and her father speaking out again after that bombshell interview. and david spade is here with two big new projects and, lara, i know you're outside. >> i am outside and you are looking at members of the fdny right here. real-life heroes showing us a workout fit for a firefighter. i'll be doing that with them coming up on "good morning america." plus david spade, an incredible audience and so much more, you guys ready? >> we're ready. >> let's do it. "gma" coming right back.
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plaus [ applause ] welcome back. welcome back to "gma." it's great, this great audience we have here with us this morning. >> you know why? >> why is that? it's hot outside tomorrow. we've got your sun safety 101 guide. how to tell if your sunblock is expired. that's coming up. but now, talk about hot. lara spencer. "pop news." firefighters. >> thank you, robin roberts. we begin with the one and
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only billy joel. there he is. he is most definitely in a new york state of mind this morning. the music legend about to do something no other act has done before, when he plays madison square garden tonight for the 100th time. [ cheers and applause ] mr. joel's record will include his solo gigs, the first of which, by the way, was in 1978. his tour with elton john, that was so famous and now, of course, his incredibly popular residency which has been selling out since it started in 2014. joel says it is impossible to choose his favorite shows but one of his favorite moments was sitting at his piano singing alongside his daughter alexa ray joel. he makes sure every single performance is different. that's not easy to do with 100. often inviting famous musician friends to join him. and the 69-year-old long island native says he has no intention of "moving out" as long as -- yes. there you go. i had to sneak one in.
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[ applause ] as long as the audience still wants him. we do, billy. james dolan who runs msg said what joel has done might never be matched by another performer at least in our lifetime. >> probably not. probably not. [ applause ] >> so congratulations to billy joel. if you haven't seen it, it is a must. his songs are sort of -- they're the songs of our life. they tell a story. they're so fantastic. >> true. okay, also in "pop news" this morning, on to basketball phenom steph curry taking a shot off the court following in the very large footsteps of lebron james. the golden state warriors point guard setting his sights on hollywood now. no, he is not joining the lakers. take a breath. he is trying his hand at being a producer. curry opening up to "variety" about his new production company and deal with sony, saying he plans to focus on three things, faith, family and, of course, sports, duh. [ applause ]
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he also wants to get into video games and virtual reality, as well. he plans to take three whole weeks off from basketball to get the ball rolling on his new venture. something he has never done in his entire career. we wish you luck. >> very talented family. [ applause ] >> yeah. >> i mean, he's just trying to keep up with his wife ayesha. with her production company and a show coming to abc, the cooking show. >> absolutely. finally you know the dunkin' donuts famous tag line, time to make the doughnuts. well, apparently it's also time to make the brewskis. the company in a collaboration with harpoon brewery, will release a beer this fall called dunkin coffee porter. we thought that sounded pretty good. [ applause ] 21 and over, drink responsibly. brewed with their beloved beans classified as a malt using dunkin's famous colors and they say it will be on the market by november. fans of doughnuts and a cold one, rejoice. >> okay.
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>> well, we're not going to judge yet. we'll wait and see. >> it's the coffee, not the beer. it will not be a glazed doughnut tasting beer. so we wish them luck as well. that, guys, is "pop news." >> thank you, lara. [ applause ] and we want to turn now to our "gma" cover story. prince harry and meghan markle stepping out for the first time since her father revealed he has had no contact with his daughter or the royal family. eva pilgrim in london with the story. and eva, we're now hearing from the father again? >> that's right, george. he has gone back on his word. he claimed at one point that he was done doing interviews but thomas markle talking again and this time the duchess' dad says he's not going away. this morning, meghan markle's dad on the offensive again, just a day after that explosive interview admitting he no longer is speaking to meghan and harry. >> i've had no way of contacting them. the phone number that i called, it doesn't work anymore. the -- uh -- the -- uh --
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i guess the liaison with the royal family never answers back. so i have no way of contacting my daughter. >> reporter: making intimate private family matters public and airing the family's dirty laundry. >> prince harry has never met his father-in-law, the big question has to be is he ever going to now? >> reporter: now reportedly threatening to visit his daughter and son-in-law with or without an invitation. meghan's father telling "the sun" newspaper if i choose in a month or a couple of months to go to england, i want to see my daughter. and commenting on the royal family last night on tmz, tomorrow is my birthday. 74 years old and i'm enjoying the fact that i can make the entire royal family not speak. and to add insult to injury, meghan's half-sister is now reportedly planning to tell all on "big brother." >> she wasn't invited to the wedding. but guess what? she's going to be a contestant on "celebrity big brother u.k."
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>> she's been in six-figure talks with the show, producers will want her to spill every detail about her half-sister meghan and, of course, everything she knows about the royal family. >> reporter: british newspapers also reporting meghan's extended family trying to cash in with their own reality show. >> the royal family is a bit like fight club. first rule of fight club is, you never talk about fight club. the first rule of being connected to the royal family in any way is don't talk about the royal family. and thomas markle has broken that rule not once, not twice but now on multiple occasions. this is a problem. >> reporter: the royal family expect family members who marry into the family to maintain a dignified silence. meghan's dad seems to be cashing in on this. he said he was going to be quiet. he's not quiet. you know, how is the palace taking all of this? >> the palace have continually offered thomas markle assistance and guidance throughout the situation but he's choosing to go rogue speaking to meghan only by the tabloids. there's absolutely nothing they can do about it. >> reporter: meghan meanwhile adapting to life as a duchess posing with her new family at
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prince louis' christening. honoring mon della with prince harry, meeting his daughter carrying on with his work of civil rights. thomas markle says he hasn't spoken to his daughter since the wedding. he says that's the longest period of time he has gone without speaking to her. george, you can't help but feel bad for her though in all of this. >> yeah, creates so much trouble. okay, eva, thanks very much. over to ginger. >> let's do it. how about we do your "gma" moment. shall we? this is a good one, guys. i really like this one. i have to warn you, there is a binkie bandit in burbank, california. look at this. that little chihuahua kyra says i don't care if you're 2 months old, logan, no, i'm taking it. you can hear it pop right out of logan's mouth. we all know how important the pacifier is but she likes it too. please send your "gma" moment to my facebook page. we'd love to have a little smile on your behalf.
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i'm abc 7 news meteorologist drew tuma with your afternoon forecast. after morning fog and afternoon sunshine, it will be hot inland going well into the 90s. 77 oakland. 71, san francisco. overnight, coastal cloud cover spilling into the bay. the accuweather seven-day forecast, i'll show you today is the hottest day. we turn more humid to round out the week on friday before cooler air moves in over the weekend. [ cheers and applause ] >> i -- wow. whoo! one of the funniest guys out there, you know him, you love him. you can't live without him, david spade. "tommy boy." "joe dirt." he's got two, not one, but two hilarious new projects. this new movie, "father of the
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year" and his audio book -- i love this total, "a polaroid guy in a snapchat world." great to have you here. let's start with the audio book. it's about, you know, it's a comedy book and about how, you know, we kind of as we get older -- >> a little more out of it. >> yeah. when did you first realize you were just a little bit out of it? >> i think it's slowly, you know, things that happen where i think one time i was out -- i have an old land cruiser car and i was out. and this girl goes -- on a date, and she says, do you have an aux cord? and i said, what's going on? she said aux cord and i go, i'm not getting it. like i go ox like o-x? i don't know what you're saying. but she goes aux to plug it in. i go, oh. auxiliary cord. >> gotcha. >> i go, listen, it's a '95 land
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cruiser. i don't have reverse. i'm not elon musk. i realized -- oh, i gotta do find out what that means. and then i realized, oh, i used to do polaroids and then it turned into this and now snapchat so i was sort of -- the whole audio book is comparing then to now. just things are a little different now and trying to find some humor in it. and then i did straight -- i only did an audio book, not a real book. first time i just called audible and said can i do one straight to you? and then i got in there. and i wrote it. and that way, it can come out sooner. so it's out, i think, tomorrow. >> what is it like to read your own words like that? >> it's so fun. >> is it? >> to be me -- no. [ laughter ] it's just -- it's fun to write because some people have a ghost writer or, you know, there's books, you know, about girls that go, i got great abs and they're writing seven books about it. i can't even find one book about my whole life and you have seven about your abs. so i tried to dig in there and find funny things and then reading it is like doing a show. it's a little performance. like a comedy album really.
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>> i've seen you. i've seen you and adam -- >> that's right, you came out to the show, that's right. the stand-up show. >> great stand-up. [ applause ] >> it was fun. yeah, it was great. >> outside of hartford. all right. now the movie, "father of the year." your character wayne, i don't know if he'd win any awards for father of the year. >> funny title. i'm a beat-up new hampshire dad that has a kid in college and his best friend, they realize that his dad is a scientist and matt is a great actor. and the kids basically say my dad could beat up your dad when they're drunk as a joke. and i'm an old school boozer and decide to take it very seriously so the whole movie i'm trying to fight his dad which goes bananas. it's sort of an r-rated fun old school, those kind of movies but it's great. a lot of stunts. a lot of crazy stuff. >> beautiful setup to this clip. >> oh, okay, let's see. >> let's take a look.
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>> mr. o'malley, we were just messing around. we don't care about you guys fighting. >> i think you do. we're going to do this right now. you got five seconds to swing at me first. five, four, three, two -- and the gazelle flees. >> dad. >> oh. >> this isn't funny anymore. >> what's your problem, guy? >> guy. come on, guy. [ applause ] >> we wind up on the roof. i tackle him off the roof and that. it gets -- there were so many stunts for the guy who is such a baby. we had probably 30 fights in that movie. and i just keep getting hurt. but my stuntman took a real beating. >> you look a lot like joe dirt. did that inspire you at all? >> no, it was -- we just started doing the look and then i had really long hair and it's different enough when you see it and i'm a new hampshire guy. i had to do a whole dialect coach. it was horrifying.
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it was like actual acting which i'm not used to and so -- [ laughter ] i usually sort of breeze through it. but it was a little tougher than usual. >> you're a daddy. how would your daughter describe you as a daddy? >> she's sort of already bored with me. and then -- it didn't take long. but she's 9. about to be 10. i took her out to "hotel transylvania" the other day to the premiere. she had a blast. doesn't let me talk during movies. every time i try to ask her questions -- i don't even follow "hotel transylvania." which one is blobby? she's like -- so she doesn't -- she does like to goof around with me and make it -- she likes to have fun with me. and she's the funnier one and acts like i'm boring. but that's sort of the way it is. >> yeah, it is. before we go, i hope that you have felt the outpouring of love and support, your dear sister-in-law kate spade. >> yeah. >> i know it's been a very difficult time for your family. you've done a generous thing, david, in making a huge
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contribution to a mental health efficacy group. how is the family doing? >> as good as we can. it's been very tough. obviously and just -- it is very sweet that everyone came out of the woodwork, that she really made an impact. i remember when we used to hang out and it's funny because every girl i was with or anyone around, anyone that knew they would see katie would dress differently. they would bring their "a" game. it was very sweet. they would be like, is katie coming? are andy and katie coming? and if they were it was a whole new wardrobe and katie was very sweet. she knew that they were doing that. and she would mention something about -- say some compliment, and when -- and when i'd say, you don't dress up for me, they go, yeah, that's her and you're you. it sounds like a cutdown. but she was such a beautiful, lovely, great spirit that obviously will be missed. i'll start bawling but, yeah, thank you for saying something.
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>> thank you and i know -- i love the posting you did and you said that she made you laugh out loud and, david, you make us laugh out loud. thank you for your humor. >> thank you. it's nice to hear. [ applause ] thank you. >> and david's new movie "father of the year" premieres on netflix. who isn't on netflix these days? >> netflix is a good one. good one to be on. "a polaroid guy in a snapchat world" who is living that? available tomorrow exclusively on audible. and we will be right back. >> yes, thank you. thanks, guys. >> thanks, guys. >> we'll be right back.
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good morning, north bay. let's get up and get going. >> this is abc 7 mornings. good morning. it's 8:27. i'm reggie aqui from abc 7 mornings. meteorologist drew tuma has a look at our forecast. hi, drew. >> hi, guys. good morning. we are -- >> we'll do that a little later. first, we're going to look at this massive fire at a storage facility in martinez overnight. this is video from the scene on hall road at a property where pyramid movers is located. crews were called there around 12:30 this morning. contra costa fire says some storage boxes caught fire, and that spread to some brush. it's not clear yet how that fire started. okay, alexis, traffic. save us. >> i will take things from here. we do have sig alert still in
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temperature wise, good morning, where we have sunshine, already in the 70s like brentwood. highs today, it will get warm out there. our hottest spots, wel back again on "gma" and this wonderful wednesday hump day audience that we have for you and the 2018 espy awards are tonight. it's an evening where sports stars and hollywood stars join forces to honor this year's most outstanding athletes. and receiving one of those awards tonight will be olympic gold medalist, gymnast aly raisman, along with more than 100 survivors who spoke out against dr. larry nassar. they will be honored with the arthur ashe award for courage taking the stage together tonight to accept the honor. it should be an incredibly powerful moment. something this ceremony has become known for year after year after year and i know you have more for us, linsey.
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>> reporter: aly and her sister survivors are in good company. you also are the recipient of this award. the award is, of course, named after tennis icon arthur ashe and it's given to those who embody that spirit of strength in the face of adversity and courage in the face of peril. the honorees tonight, an army of survivors, recognized for their bravery speaking out as an inspiration for other survivors of sexual assault to find and use their own voices. the espys are known for unforgettable moments. >> when my daughter was first diagnosed with cancer -- >> reporter: and tonight promises to be no exception. >> i'm very, very beyond grateful that they're giving us an opportunity to speak our truth and honoring us. it means so much to us. >> reporter: this year gymnast aly raisman and about 140 of her fellow sister survivors will take the stage and receive the courage award. just some of the more than 200 women who have come forward, accusing dr. larry nassar of sexual abuse. >> getting that award with this
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incredible army of survivors is very -- i mean it's hard to put into words. i don't even know if it's really sunk in yet. i really can't believe it. >> reporter: each year the arthur ashe courage award is a highlight of the awards show bestowed in the past to muhammad ali, caitlyn jenner, for coming out as transgender and in 2013 to our own robin after her bouts with breast cancer and mds leukemia. >> it's humbling to represent you tonight. >> reporter: this year the award goes to the courageousness of a group of women and girls who shared one powerful voice. >> we have our voices. and we're not going anywhere. >> reporter: nassar the once world renowned sports doctor pled guilty to seven counts of criminal sexual conduct. aly, a two-time olympic gymnast has now emerged as a spokesperson. she'll be on the cover of the "heroes" edition of espn the
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magazine. tonight she'll be one of the three who will speak while accepting the award. >> that i'm no longer a victim. i'm a survivor. >> reporter: would could forget her powerful 13-minute victim impact statement as she glared at nassar during his sentencing in january. nassar will now spend the rest of his life in prison. aly's message tonight, one of hope and survival. >> you've all been through something really horrible but we're all going to get through it together and i think that is such an enpowering feeling knowing that you're not alone. i hope the abuse will end with us and i hope people can learn from what happened to us this should never, ever, ever happen again. >> reporter: and aly says one thing she learned is that her parents were right when they used to tell her as a young athlete it's more important to have character than it is to win. robin. >> amen to that. thank you, linsey. as we get ready to recognize some of the most famous athletes tonight at the espy awards, we also want to celebrate two high school athletes who in a moment of sportsmanship inspired so many. they're both here right now. we're going to talk to them live in a moment but first we want to
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share their story with you. pitcher ty koehn got the final strike to send his high school baseball team to the state championship. but while his team celebrated, ty shrugged them off running towards home plate hugging the batter, jack kocon. it turns out the two are not only opponents on the field, they're also longtime friends. they met when they were 8 years old. playing sports together until going to different high schools. for ty, in that moment, the rush of winning didn't come first. what mattered most being there for his friend. would you please welcome ty and jack here to "good morning america"? [ applause ] yes. what it's all about. you know, you all haven't wanted to talk about this a lot because you didn't want people to think that's the reason why you did it to get the attention so thank you. because we really think it's an
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important story. it means so much. what made you do that? >> it was really just instinct kind of. i knew i had to win the game first for my team. i think i owed them that much to bring them to state. so that was really my focus. but after the pitch, after it was all said and done, it was kind of instinct to go over there and be there for a friend when he was at his worst. and i just had to go there and kind of console him. i felt like it was the right to do. >> you seemed a bit surprised by it. >> i was really surprised. you at first i didn't realize it was ty. i had my head down and thought it was one of my teammates. when i looked up and saw it was him, that just meant the world to me. i said it before but in 20 years i won't remember the score of the game but i'll remember what ty did for me. >> i just got chills. what did you say? >> i was caught up in the moment. we had just won the game but i was able to get some words out. i told him it wasn't his fault. there's seven innings to a game. everyone contributes. but it wasn't his fault. i also told him that our friendship is way more important
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than the game. and our friendship will last way longer than that outcome. [ applause ] >> and you showed that. you sure did. so you're thick friends. thick as thieves friends and competitors on the baseball field. and you also are rivals when it comes to the -- your favorite nfl teams. you like the -- >> packers. >> you like -- >> the minnesota vikings. yep. >> how does that work out? >> you know, we don't normally focus on that. i mean, i get into fights with all my other friends about who has a better team but ty and i focus on being buddies and that's kind of all that matters. >> you don't worry about -- >> we don't worry about going back and forth who is the better team. >> well, the reason i bring that up is that we have a -- you touched a lot of people and we have a very special message. take a look. >> this is randall cobb from the green bay packers. i just wanted to tell you that both myself and my teammates
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take inspiration from the kind of sportsmanship you demonstrated at that game. i'm excited to also let you know that espn has selected you to be a recipient of an honorary espy award. thank you for being a great example for all of us. >> both of you. [ applause ] you guys. you're getting an honorary espy. roll it out. >> no. [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you, man. >> oh, my god. >> now, this is just a replica. you're each going to get one with your name and everything. but you're going to have an espy. i'll let you hold it for right now. >> wow. >> yeah. so the question that we always ask, how do you feel? >> speechless. oh, my god. it's amazing. >> the moment for you? >> oh, man, i have no idea what to say. this is crazy. >> oh, my gosh. >> yeah, still shaking a little bit. >> we left you guys speechless. >> i was not expecting this at all. >> see, this is why i have a young woman here blair who plays at mississippi state.
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go -- hail state. mississippi state basketball player in the final four for the last two years. her dad is the coach there and this is why we play sports. what you all exemplified right there in that moment. it's about sportsmanship. it's about caring for one another. and that's what you really embodied and we appreciate that and that's what you're being recognized for. all right? >> thank you. >> so cool. [ applause ] and you already got your but you can watch the other ones. hosted by danica patrick live tonight 8:00, 7:00 central right here on abc. coming up, the fdny workout. how to get in shape like a firefighter.
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we are back now with jamie foxx going off script with some of hollywood's greatest actors. the academy award-winner sat down with sara haines, to chat about his new digital series and to show off some of his best celebrity imitations. >> can you tell us a little bit about the premise of "off script "? >> this is a perfect marriage of what i've done for the past 20 years. i have always had people come to my house and do these incredible sort of off-script interviews without the cameras rolling. i threw a party one time and it was puff and missy elliott and as a matter of fact, it was so long ago there was a guy standing on the wall, nobody
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knew who he was. it was jay z. >> oh, this little-known character. >> he didn't know who he was. nice party. the party is nice. it's really nice, you know, really nice party. it's crazy. right? so i pitched this back to "off script." we married those ideas together and i said i want to interview the guys that make me go wow and the girls that make me go wow. >> who are some dream guests? >> for me, being in sort of all of the aspects of entertainment i would like to open it up and do directors and quintin tarantino, martin scorsese, michael mann, oliver stone, antoine fuqua and hopefully if things go right we open it up to music. >> who has been your funniest guest so far? >> it will trip you out. denzel was hilarious. and people don't know that side of denzel and which i get a chance to see -- >> i like cardi b. you know what i'm saying. i like cardi b.
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>> i got a chance to have denzel sing. >> he sings? >> man, he can do it all. ♪ i mean funny like a clown >> on your show you do talk about important moments in people's careers or lives. what are some of your big moments? >> of course, winning the oscar for "ray" was a moment. and then -- but the preparation for the oscar was a big moment. because i was blowing the moment. and i get a call and i say, hello, jamie foxx. who is this? it's oprah. oprah winfrey, jamie foxx, you're blowing it and she says, listen, i want you to take this very seriously. i want you to understand what type of moment this is for people who are watching you and she took me to quincy jones' house. i go in and he's like, hey, man, you're blowing it out there. come on in here, man. i got people you want to meet. i walk up to sidney poitier and
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he said. i saw you one time. you were at a party. do you remember that? i was, yes. i want to give you something, i give you responsibility. it was incredible and i would tell people all the time, i wish that every actor or actress could have that type of moment for whatever it is and that's why it was important for me now like i said, doing the "off script." and people coming to the house and let them get a little bit of that sunshine was amazing. >> wow. i could listen to jamie foxx tell stories all day. you can watch all of the episodes of "off script" on until then, let's go to ginger. >> yes. and quite a crowd in times square, amy. we start with braley. where are you from? >> month dom -- montgomery, alabama. >> i picked you because you have the best bow on the block. that is for sure. >> thank you. >> we love that and we also really thought this was amazing video out of missouri. that is a dust devil on a baseball field. you see that.
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you guys see that? that is formed and the blue sky behind it. it forms differently than a tornado and has to do with all the intense heat in one place on the ground. i'm abc 7 news meteorologist drew tuma with your accuweather forecast. afternoon sunshine, it's hot inland today, going into the 90s, 70s, and 80s around the bay shoreline. the accuweather seven-day this weather brought to you by subaru forester and we have something coming up. yeah, we're going for it. we're going to show you how to work out like a hero.
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♪ standing in the hall of fame we're back now with our new series, "work out like a hero." and this morning, we're showing you how to get in firefighting
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shape. here with captain thomas sanson of the fdny. we're so happy you're here. i've been working out with you. i'm a little out of breath already. in your unit you're the one who trains the team so how do you get your new recruits ready to go racing into those buildings. >> we're responding to more emergencies now today than ever before. we really need our new recruits to be tactical athletes so we're training them to be operationally strong. they need to have endurance and have mobility. and they need to maintain that over the course of their entire career. >> you say that these are exercises that can really translate into real life. >> absolutely. all of the exclusives today, functional fitness at a relative high intensity. that will provide you with results. >> we'll show you three workouts that you guys do as a team as a unit. we're starting with one you call the d-ball. >> the d-ball. that's 100 pounds. those guys are using a 100-pound sandbag and throwing it over their shoulder. when you find somebody at a fire, they don't have a handle. you have to scoop them up and pick them up. >> this is something they do.
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translation for us at home. we're going with a 30-pounder. okay. i'm going to put this down and -- >> you'll scoop it up back flat, keep it close to your body. up to the shoulder. >> absolutely. >> then back down. >> we can do one more. >> it's not easy. >> and back down. >> how many do you do? >> these guys are working as a team and going 30 seconds one guy, 30 seconds the next. >> so a 30-second break. >> you get a little bit of a break. at home by yourself, 30 seconds then rest 30 seconds. >> rest 30 seconds the. work 30 seconds. not the number but the time you do. you guys continue with the d ball. we're looking over here with lunges. you guys do it with 35-pound hoses in training. >> the hoses they're carrying is 35 pounds and doing a lunge on the offset side and challenges the core and trains the major muscles in the legs. >> translation for real life, we're using kettlebells. >> if you don't have the hose we can use a kettlebell. pick it up, put it on our right side and step out with our left leg. nice lunge. >> i went wrong way.
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>> down to the left. >> ready? >> all the way down to the knee. >> and back up. nice and easy. down and back up. >> this is really working the core. >> that's it right there. >> that's great. again, 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off. >> 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off. >> i think a lot of people have kettlebells at home. pretty readily available. one more with the kettlebell you guys really do. >> we'll do a one-arm kettlebell dead lift. challenges the grip, down, back is flat standing up just like that. hips come forward at the top. >> this is all about the core. keeping it really tight. >> lower back is flat. chest is up. neck is neutral. stand up. >> you feel it in the glutes. that's fantastic. these are exercises that are not only going to keep us in great shape but also life-saving for you when you're in the field. >> absolutely. grip strength is important for firefighters whether carrying tools or removing victims or advancing hose lines. and it does translate over to the people at home, as well.
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>> listen, thank you very much for sharing all these exercises. >> any time. >> we thank you for all your service. your bravery. we had a great time today. i am completely out of breath. can i put this down now? you guys can get this full workout routine on our website guess what, the nypd's workout coming tomorrow. meantime, we'll be right back. >> all right, let's do it. here we go. ♪ ♪ i'm burning up i'm burning
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>> announcer: friday how about a little havana heat to kick off your weekend. ♪ havana ooh na na >> announcer: camila cabella in a live summer block party in central park. friday. ♪ my heart is in havana >> only on "gma" presented by king's hawaiian. >> we certainly appreciate you watching the. and thanks to all the brave firefighters from the fdny. [ applause ] >> so great to have them with us. we want to tell you guys have a great wednesday, right? happy hump day. say good-bye, you guys.
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good morning, bay area. let's get up and get going. >> this is abc 7 mornings. good morning. it's 8:59. i'm reggie aqui from abc 7 mornings. meteorologist drew tuma says it's going to be the hottest day of the week, right? >> that's exactly right, reggie. we're beginning to see that cloud cover break down. still low visibility, half moon bay, 6 at santa rosa. with clear skies, brentwood at 72 degrees. later on today, 70s and 80s around the bay shoreline, but inland, we are hot in the mid- d and upper 90s. alexis? >> no change. still a sig alert with a very serious crash with some injuries on northbound 101 in the sunnyvale area. we have the left lane blocked before mathilda avenue and are jammed northbound 101 before
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