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>> sacrifices good morning, america. happening now, florida under a state of emergency as elsa closes in. bracing for impact. overnight, elsa lashes florida bringing flooding, storm surge and dangerous high winds. ginger and our weather team are there tracking it all as tropical storm warnings extend to georgia and south carolina. also this morning, the search for survivors in the surfside condo collapse as we head into day 14. officials saying they're not seeing any positive signs as we get our closest look yet at the site. the latest at this hour. dominant strain. the delta variant now accounting for more than half of all new covid cases across the country. president biden with an urgent new warning as the white house ramps up vaccination efforts.
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terror plot foiled. police in chicago arrest a man after guns and ammo were allegedly found in his hotel room overlooking large crowds on july 4th. how a member of the housekeeping staff tipped off authorities. amusement park nightmare. >> oh, they flipped. >> new video of that tragic accident killing an 11-year-old boy and leaving his brother in critical condition. the state now shutting down the ride while authorities investigate. olympic dream over. track star sha'carri richardson off the roster for the tokyo games after the gold medal hopeful was disqualified for testing positive for thc. the fallout this morning. bear scare. caught on camera. a cub charging at people waiting for fireworks. why these types of wildlife encounters are on the rise. ♪ i'm burning up burning up for you, baby ♪ and here come the suns. phoenix taking game one of the nba finals even as the bucks' two-time mvp is able to play. chris paul putting on a show, leading the suns to that first
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big win of the finals. >> good morning, america. >> great chill shoutout. >> very chill. he's a little busy right now.eo it was a good game. it really was a good game. >> it was. it started so late, i, of course, didn't see it. it would have been irresponsible of me to stay up late and watch such a late game but we'll get into that. a lot of eyes on the nba finals game one but all eyes on elsa this morning. that's where we'll begin. a live look at madeira beach the storm is bringing in high winds and surf, and now under a state of emergency and residents bracing for impact as elsa closes in, will reeve on the scene. let's get the latest first from ginger in madeira beach. good morning, ginger. >> good morning, george. elsa ripped past us last night and it is about to make landfall in the big bend later this
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morning but that doesn't mean it is not pushing huge amounts of water into these channels and the bay. flooding is still a concern. we could see heavy rains and are right now from cape coral all the way to orlando. tropical storm elsa is about to make landfall. the bands whipping florida from cape coral to the big bend. florida under a state of emergency. elsa has just passed about 50 miles west of us. you can see tampa bay getting pretty angry. it will keep going right up into the big bend. heavy downpours and winds gusting to nearly 60 miles per hour at clearwater beach. a storm surge warning for up to five feet of surge as waters are still moving inland from the coast. >> oh, shoot. >> reporter: in key west this car stranded. the driver unable to move through the flooded street. overnight, the coast guard rescuing 15 people caught in rough water. nine people are still believed to be missing and search efforts are under way.
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up to ten inches of rain so far. the flash flooding in ft. myers partially submerging cars. in st. petersburg, flash flooding after an overnight downpour. for those that easily flood they are not taking any chances. >> they say it's going to be close to three foot, so do the best we can. >> reporter: this time-lapse video showing the skyway bridge enveloped by a squall in just minutes. and now, one of those pounding bands of rain has come in at my back and all of that surging water and so even after the storm passed nearly 90 miles northwest of us we will see impacts throughout the peninsula of florida. it is not going to stop there. after it makes landfall, somewhere close to cedar key you can see later this morning, we are going to see impacts like tornado warnings which have been popping up throughout the night. there are still tropical storm warnings and they extend all the way to the georgia state line where we anticipate it to remain as a tropical storm.
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it has edged west of it. that means you could see rain as far inland as far as central south carolina, north carolina but there are tropical storm watches from through the outer banks. and we will tell you where it goes in the northeast, new jersey all the way up to massachusetts which i'll share in a bit but i really think it's going to be this compounded throughout this morning issue, guys, that we'll deal with here in florida. >> all right, ginger, thank you. i want you and everyone there to stay safe. we turn to will reeve in crystal river, florida, where residents there have been preparing for elsa throughout the night. good morning, will. >> reporter: hey, good morning, robin. elsa has past us by bringing rain and wind with it. the rains and winds have been fluctuating throughout the morning. right now, the rain is driving sideways, there have been gusts but it was really strong this morning, there's more rain expected throughout the day as elsa passesorthwest
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into the big bend region of florida. right now, the rain is coming sideways and it's going to be a big wet, rainy day. concern here is flooding. as the rain continues throughout the day, as the storm continues its path northwest and then continues inland i, there could be flooding around here. residents here have been making preparations. this storm specifically isn't anything they've seen before. business as usual at spots in town this morning. 26,000 florida residents have lost power as of this morning according to governor ron desantis, but so far no casualties. but people are remaining vigilant. >> as they should.
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all right, will, thank you. t.j. elsa also having an impact on rescue crews in surfside battling some of the remnants of elsa and battling dangerous conditions and they've also been battling that clock. unfortunately, they're saying they're seeing no positive signs in the wreckage there. our victor oquendo is in surfside, florida, with the very latest. victor, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, t.j. the work here is still round the clock. crews only taking brief pauses when lightning would strike nearby as elsa passes here in south florida. this as we got our closest look at the collapse site and seeing that debris up close is devastating. we saw crews using heavy machinery, even drones in their search and rescue efforts, but 14 days in miami-dade fire rescue chief saying they're not seeing any positive signs for potentially livable spaces in the rubble. this morning, more than 100 people are still unaccounted for. 36 are confirmed dead and we are now learning that just three days before the fatal collapse, champlain towers south manager emailed town officials to approve a satellite parking locations so repairs could begin. two officials responding on june
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22nd and 23rd, the eve of the collapse saying that more issues needed to be addressed. in a statement to abc the town manager said in part, there was no indication during any communications between the town and the association that this submission required emergency action. t.j. >> victor, at the same time the investigation into the collapse goes on and also another issue here. there are a lot of anxious residents there living in other buildings worried about safety. >> reporter: t.j., all that debris that has been removed so far, nearly 5 million pounds of it, much of it is evidence now in the custody of miami-dade pd and surfside is now reaching out to all condo boards to outline the steps that engineers feel should be taken to ensure that all other buildings are safe. t.j. >> all right, victor, who has been covering this for us from the very beginning, thank you so . . the cdc is reporting the delta variant is now the predominant strain in the u.s. making it more than half of all new covid cases.
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and states with lower vaccination rates like texas are showing a rise in cases. marcus moore is live in dallas, good morning, marcus. >> reporter: george, good morning. a top epidemiologist here in north texas says at this point covid-19 is a vaccine-preventable disease but as we have seen in several parts of the country, trying to get americans vaccinated is still an uphill battle. this morning, the delta variant raising new concerns, now the predominant covid strain in the u.s. the cdc estimating it accounts for more than half of all new cases across the country. president biden with a warning. >> millions of americans are still unvaccinated and unprotected. and because of that, their communities are at risk, their friends are at risk, the people they care about are at risk. >> reporter: this as more states see an increase rather than a decrease in cases and hospital admissions climb in ten under-vaccinated states. in missouri, mercyosor surhastvn the hospital forced to borrow ventilators. >> get vaccinated so you don't see this. >> reporter: another hospital
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nearby begging for help, the ceo issuing a call to arms on twitter for respiratory therapists, and in texas, where the highest number of patients are hospitalized since may, a church summer camp now linked to an outbreak. nearly 150 people testing positive, at least three for the delta variant. >> we're seeing a 50% to even 90% increase in transmissibility over the alpha variant. this could spread very rapidly through populations, especially ones that haven't been vaccinated yet. >> reporter: this morning, the biden administration is doubling down on its efforts to get more americans vaccinated. they're focusing on getting more doses to family doctors as well as sending out more mobile clinics to sporting events as well as churches, george. >> thanks very much. let's bring in dr. ashish jha, the dean of the brown university school of public health. thanks for joining us again this morning. dr. jha, how worried are you about the delta variant?
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>> good morning, george. thanks for having me back. i'm pretty worried. we have large communities in our country that are not adequately vaccinated and for those places, for those people, the delta variant is the riskiest variant we have seen so far. if you're fully vaccinated much less concerning but for the unvaccinated this is concerning. >> that gets to a pretty important point. the vaccines do seem to be pretty effective overall against the delta variant. >> absolutely. absolutely. we have now lots of studies, occasionally you'll see one study say it may not be as effective as we thought but all the other studies so far are showing 85%, 90% effectiveness and really quite terrific and offers a high level of protection. particularly against getting very sick and dying, which is the thing we care about. >> given that we know this disease now is vaccine preventable, is it time not just to encourage vaccines but for more institutions, universities, schools, workplaces to mandate them? >> i do think it is. you know, look, my university where i work has mandated it because we want a safe working environment. if businesses want employees back in the office, they're
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going to require a mandate. this is where we're going to have to head and this is where i think we are heading because it's the only way to put the pandemic behind us and get on with our lives. >> finally, there's a rising concerns about the new variant that emerged in south america. what do we know about it? >> yeah, look, we're going to see things like this, this is a variant that came out initially identified last year, it's taken over peru, it is in a lot of countries, still learning about it. i have to tell you i'm not particularly worried. again, the data suggests that the vaccines are going to hold up really well against this as well, but in this pandemic, while we have a lot of people unvaccinated around the world, we're going to see new variants come out and have to take each individually. >> dr. jha, thanks for your time and information. robin. george, we have breaking news abroad. the president of haiti has been assassinated by unknown assailants, this coming amid growing political unrest in that country. james longman has what we know right now. james. >> reporter: yeah, good morning, robin.
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that's right, the president of haiti has been assassinated. it's now been confirmed. a statement released by the prime minister said that jovenel moise was ambushed in his private residence and shot at 1:00 a.m. local. the statement goes on to say that spanish was spoken by some of the assailants, difficult to verify a lot of these details, his wife was also there injured and she's been taken to the hospital but her condition is not yet known. this is likely to plunge haiti into further violence and chaos. it's been in the midst of a constitutional crisis for months, since moise refused to step down at the end of his term, powerful armed gangs have filled the void and now covid has brought even further misery. this is a serious turn for the worse for one of the poorest countries on earth and of course it's right on the doorstep of the united states. >> thanks very much. now to an apparent shooting plot foiled in chicago. a man has been taken into custody after police say they found weapons and ammunition in his hotel room overlooking large crowds on july 4th. alex perez is in chicago with
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the latest on that. good morning, alex. >> reporter: hey, good morning, george. authorities are breathing a sigh of relief. now, investigators have arrested 32-year-old keegan casteel, they say a member of the housekeeping staff discovered a rifle, five rifle magazines and another firearm near the windowsill of the room he was staying at on the 12th floor of the w hotel in downtown chicago. that room overlooking busy lake shore drive, navy pier and several beaches, all of which were crowded with people celebrating the fourth of july. authorities believe that quick-thinking housekeeper may have helped them avoid and avert a massacre. now, casteel has been charged with two counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. authorities say casteel is from iowa and they're still trying to figure out what exactly he was doing here in chicago, but, of course, george, authorities on high alert for incidents like this ever since that terrible shooting in las vegas back in 2017. george. >> thank goodness for that housekeeper. alex, thanks very much. t.j. all right, george. let's turn to what was one heck
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of a rally in the valley. nba finals game one. phoenix taking on milwaukee and taking game one but the bucks got a surprise return from one of its superstars. kaylee hartung in phoenix with the highlights for us, good morning to you, kaylee. >> reporter: hey, t.j. i know you were so responsible last night, so let me fill you in on what happened here. chris paul was masterful. he's waited 16 seasons for this moment and he was ready for it. suns coach monty williams has said when it's going like that you just want to space the floor well and let him orchestrate and before this packed arena full of suns fans, chris paul went to work. >> chris paul's first finals game has been a brilliant performance. >> reporter: the phoenix suns were too hot to handle. >> here come the suns. catches the lob. >> chris paul, clean look for three. booker to paul, three-pointer. >> that's good. >> reporter: taking game one of the nba finals. >> it's good. paul on the drive. layup is good. chris paul pouring it on right now. paul for three. bang. >> reporter: chris paul putting >> we got one, got to get
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another one. >> reporter: the bucks making a game-time decision to play two-time mvp giannis antetokounmpo. >> they can't isolate giannis as much. but they do and easy bucket. >> reporter: after missing two games with a knee injury. >> antetokounmpo gets in. up inside blocked by antetokounmpo. >> reporter: nailing this chased down block some say is reminiscent of one of lebron james' most famous plays. >> we have to focus and get game two. >> reporter: the suns defending their home court. >> here's a three-pointer, got it. >> reporter: playing a complete game as the franchise tries to win its first ever title. >> we've been waiting for these moments and keep playing. it's just one game, got to stay locked in. >> reporter: and giannis antetokounmpo said after that injury, when he hyperextended his left knee in the eastern conference finals, he initially thought he would be out for a year and he came back a lot faster, a week later back on the floor he looked good but the question is, how effective can he be for the rest of this series? the bucks, they're going to need
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him, game two right here in phoenix thursday night, guys. >> he put up 20 and 17 last night, he was pretty effective but the playoffs have been decimated by injuries and superstar players so relieved to see him back out there and game two, you can see that tomorrow, 9:00 eastern right here on abc. >> our thanks to kaylee. she's reliving it back in the day. >> a natural at that. following a lot of other headlines including the olympic bombshell telling about the star sprinter who won't compete in tokyo after testing positive for thc, all the reaction this morning. and the amusement park tragedy. new video showing the water ride accident killing an 11-year-old boy as authorities launch an investigation. we'll hear from his family, but first, let's go back to ginger in florida. ginger. robin, i know you know the gulf of mexico usually quite peaceful, but not when you've got a tropical storm moving through and it has passed us. elsa though still pushing all of this water into these tight channels and bays and that's why this west side of florida is so difficult. but it does not stop here. looks like it will make landfall later this morning north of cedar key so they'll be on the
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east side of it which would not be great for them so we'll see it move into georgia, then south carolina, so charleston after midnight tonight till 6:00 a.m. tomorrow. you have strong winds, gusts above 40 and also the potential for some really heavy rain. it moves through the mid-atlantic and then new jersey gets clipped there. new york city, friday morning, 7:00 a.m., you know i'll be there. i could be at home and covering that and then it'll get into -- past boston into maine and we're going to be dealing with this through friday. 5:00 p.m. friday afternoon and then will see the last of elsa. let's get the heat index forecast sponsored by walmart.
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lower vaccination rates show a rise in cases. also, a bear attack caught on camera. a cub lunging at a group of people waiting for a fireworks display in california. fortunately one man was able to fend off the animal. nobody was hurt in this. also, great story to report here about this young man, former navy team captain cameron kinley, he has now been granted permission to play in the nfl and pursue his dreams with the tampa bay buccaneers. his initial request was denied to delay his commission. the defense secretary has now stepped in, approved his request and he can delay his service and he can pursue his dreams. this got a lot of attention, didn't get a reason for why he was denied but now they've stepped in. a lot more ahead including that olympic team shocker. the star sprinter being left off the squad for testing positive for thc. and that britney bombshell in her conservatorship battle. her longtime attorney filing papers to quit, all coming up.
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but right now, t.j., new details on the amusement park accident that killed an 11-year-old boy and injured three others. as we get a first look at video of the raft ride overturning, we want to warn you that the footage is difficult to watch and erielle reshef has that story for us, good morning, erielle. >> reporter: good morning to you, robin. the jaramillo family says they're living a nightmare. their youngest son killed in that accident, their oldest spending today his 16th birthday still in the icu. and seeing the video of the tragedy unfolding and it is difficult to watch. >> oh, they flipped. holy [ bleep ]. they flipped. holy [ bleep ]. are they okay? >> reporter: newly obtained cel the panicked moments after that amusement park tragedy outside des moines, iowa, that claimed the life of 11-year-old michael jaramillo and left his older brother david in critical condition. >> watch out, guys. watch out. watch out. >> help! >> oh, my god.
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what do we do? what do we do? >> reporter: as the riders in the raft behind the jaramillos behind them come upon the accident. you can see their raft overturned. the family stranded in the water, desperately screaming for help. >> i'm looking around for anybody to help us. i'm saying help, our children are drowning. our children are drowning. the river was so intense, it was like a suction. >> reporter: michael and david were trapped under water in their seat belts. >> you can see the kids' hands just trying to reach for us to help them and i was trying to. they were drowning upside down. >> reporter: his father tried to flip the raft to free his sons but his shoulder gave out, broken in the accident. >> we've got a total of three patients, actually two cpr in progress right now. >> reporter: michael and david rushed to the hospital. michael passed away from his injuries, david in a medically induced coma. on tuesday, the iowa labor commissioner ordering the ride to cease operating while authorities investigate what went wrong. abc news obtaining inspection
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reports for the ride for the last five years, including one conducted the day before this accident reading, no code violations noted at this time. a lawyer for adventureland park telling abc news it agrees with the state. halted the ride immediately after the incident and is 100% committed to safety and a safe experience for guests adding in a near half century the park has been in operation, there has never before been a guest fatality at the park associated with a ride. but there has been an employee fatality associated with that ride. in 2016, a worker died after hitting his head when an operator started moving the ride while he was trying to assist riders off a raft. what do you want to see happen with the theme park and other regulations moving forward? >> i mean, they should have more cameras so, if something like this do happen, they'll have someone to rescue the person if it do happen again.
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>> reporter: and experts say there are no national safety standards for these rides. they vary from state to state. robin. >> erielle, what are local officials telling you about the investigation? >> reporter: well, the iowa department of labor is now investigating this accident but they say right now it would be premature to speculate about a cause at this time. robin. >> all right, erielle, thank you. t.j. let's turn now to that olympic bombshell. u.s. track and field announcing that star sprinter sha'carri richardson was left off the team roster. she will not be competing in tokyo this coming after she was suspended for testing positive for a chemical found in marijuana. our amy robach joins us now. amy, you have covered a whole bunch of olympics and always know there's some big story, some bombshell. we're getting this before the olympics even start. >> reporter: that's right, t.j. good morning to you, and yes, we all know that richardson was one of the biggest and brightest stars coming out of the u.s. olympic trials in oregon last month. she had the potential of bringing home multiple gold
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medals but, yes, now she will not be on that plane along with the other athletes headed to tokyo and this morning, there are many questions surrounding that decision. this morning, the u.s. olympic track and field team leaving star runner sha'carri richardson off the roster for the tokyo olympics after coming in first at the olympic trials. sha'carri telling nbc sports d ream >> i'm an olympian, a dream since i've been young. as a track athlete, so being happy is an understatement. >> reporter: and she was expected to compete for a gold medal but that happiness was short-lived. >> who is going to tokyo? we're about to find out. >> reporter: the 21-year-old athlete disqualified last week after testing positive for thc, the active ingredient in marijuana violating the anti-doping policy. richardson placed on a one-month suspension but overnight, the usatf announced she would not be offered a discretionary spot on the relay team even though it
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takes place after the suspensi since news of her disqualification, many fellow olympians have spoken out in support of her from soccer star megan those people in a now-deleted tweet saying, athletes that haven't and never will beat me have a lot to say about or surrounding my situation. richardson admitting to using thc saying she did so to cope with the death of her mother. over the weekend, richardson tweeting, i'm sorry i can't be y'all olympic champ this year but i promise i'll be your world champ next year. even president biden weighing in. >> the rules are the rules and everybody knows that the rules going in and i was really proud of her the way she responded. >> reporter: usa track and field saying in a statement that it
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supports reforming the rules on thc use and saying, we are sympathetic towards sha'carri richardson's extenuating circumstances, adding that with just weeks to go before the olympics, we must also maintain u. tck aie asked how she respde agenttold the associated ha as actually noa pic we focused on. it's important to note that richardson used thc in the state of oregon where it is perfectly legal to use recreational marijuana. also, she's 21 years old, guys, and she says she will be back on that track as soon as she can and we know there is a lot more coming from that megastar. >> you're right about that. >> yeah, it's unfortunate. the debate needs to go on. the rules are the rules but, yes, i think a lot of folks arguing you need to take a look at this. >> hey, amy, are you still there? amy. is she -- >> reporter: i'm still here. >> weren't you on vacation and you got pulled into some work duty? is this -- >> reporter: yes, the work --
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the vacation turned into what i like to call a workcation so no complaints from me. >> okay, but andrew, is he still helping you? i saw him in your twitter field. >> he was my sound guy yesterday. so we actually have a stand today but we really used him yesterday and put him to work. he got family here. they got to get on the job too. >> you are taking one for the team. thank you as always. safe -- we'll leave you alone. safe travels back home. thank you. >> reporter: yes, arrivederci. >> rub it in, baby, rub it in. coming up, the work from home debate. offices around the country re-opening. how to talk to your employer about what's right for you. and britney spears' conservatorship battle. her longtime court-appointed attorney is asking to resign. we'll tell you the latest when we come back.
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back now with the latest on britney spears. her longtime attorney has filed papers to quit her conservatorship following the spears statement in court. janai norman has the details. good morning, janai. >> reporter: good morning. this is the latest chapter in the saga over britney spears' conservatorship. her powerful testimony just a couple of weeks ago had many raising eyebrows and questions about her attorney who now plans to resign from britney's case. this morning, the circus surrounding britney spears' conservatorship. ♪ has seen more powerful figures walk away after the pop star's longtime manager, larry rudolph, and bessemer trust severed ties
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with britney and her conservatorship, her court-appointed attorney samuel ingham also quitting, filing paperwork in a california court tuesday saying he resigned as counsel for britney jean spears, conservatee. effectsive upon the appointment of new counsel. reportedly upset about statements she made to a judge two weeks ago saying she's been isolated, exploited and embarrassed and demoralized. the 39-year-old telling the judge i want changes and i want changes going forward. i didn't know i could petition the conservatorship to end it. i'm sorry for my ignorance but i honestly didn't know that. ♪ >> reporter: the "piece of me" singer adding, i would also like to be able to share my story with the world and what they did to me instead of it being a hush-hush secret to benefit all of them. my attorney says i can't.
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it's not good. i can't let the public know anything they did to me and by not saying anything is saying it's okay. "the new york times" reporting ingham is paid nearly $500 an hour, a special rate allowed by the court in cases that feature unusual problems requiring extraordinary expertise. in 2019, the last year full accounting was available, ingham made about $373,000 for his work with britney's conservatorship bringing his total since 2008 to near $3 million. while britney admits she speaks to ingham several times a week and they've built a relationship, for years she hasn't been able to pick her own lawyer and would like to be able to do that. and many celebrities of course continue speaking out in support of britney's fight to end her conservatorship and the free britney movement. at a july 4th concert in las vegas, miley cyrus changed the lyrics of her hit song "party in the usa" to include free britney
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. bracing for impact. florida under state of emergency as elsa closes in. bringing flooding, storm surge and dangerous high winds. ginger and our weather team live tracking it all as tropical storm warnings extend to georgia and south carolina. dominant strain. the delta variant now accounts for more than half of all new covid cases across the country. president biden has an urgent new warning as the white house ramps up vaccination efforts. new this morning, more and more companies taking on the work from home debate. do you need to go back? when do you return and why? how to talk to your employer about what's right for you. secrets to longevity. how elite athletes like roger federer and serena williams are
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staying in the game longer than ever and what we can learn from them. "gma" exclusive. ♪ come together ♪ >> the first look at the trailer for the brand-new paul mccartney documentary as we say good morning, america. ♪ all my loving i will send to you ♪ ♪ we saw it. they were all here this morning. hope you're doing well this wednesday morning, thanks for starting your day with us. the nba finals are off to an exciting start. this morning we'll talk to former nba great, suns star, there he is, amar'e stoudemire. he's going to bring his thoughts, drop some knowledge on us about game one. look forward to chatting with him. >> a bigger smile on that face, amar'e. we'll talk to him. also this morning, spike lee hitting the red carpet at the cannes film festival making history there. we'll explain that coming up in
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"pop news." >> that suit. >> pink. that's why i knew that we were channeling each other. o idea. we'll begin with the latest on tropical storm elsa. florida is now under a state of emergency. residents bracing for impact, ginger zee is in madeira beach with the latest. good morning, ginger. >>eporter: george, the gulf of mexico is known for being peaceful, that's not the case as people are coming out already this morning to check out that surf. it's violent, still, hopefully no one is getting in the water. but you can see this is what's concerning. throughout the morning we've seen these waves pushing into this channel. the very populated areas surrounding tampa, that is still remnant of what is behind that storm that has made land fall in the big bend and will keep pulling water and rain right toward the peninsula. here's how it breaks down. 2:00 p.m. around the state line. it passes through southeast georgia, into south carolina, if you're in central south carolina you can see significant rain
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from this, charleston, i'd say, after midnight have yourself ready to have some heavy rains and that wind. tropical storm watches extend all the way up into coastal virginia, if you have plans out by thursday that's something to note, remember, you can still see isolated tornadoes with a lot of this. keep that in mind, too. but it's not going to stop once it gets off the coast of virginia. from new jersey to new york, thursday night, friday morning. we'll not get to say good-bye to elsa until late friday night, when it slides up into canada, whatever's left of it by then. in new jersey and new york, you'll see gusty winds, southern part of, this around south georgia we're still looking anywhere from 5 to 8 inches of rain on the high end of it.
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george. >> that is very clear, okay, ginger, thanks very much. we turn to the latest on the pandemic, and the cdc now reporting the delta variant is now the dominant strain in the u.s. making up more than half of all new cases. our marcus moore in dallas, this is texas, one of the states with a lower vaccination rate seeing a rise in cases. hello there, marcus. >> reporter: hey, t.j., good morning. the uptick in cases has health officials sounding the alarm and once again urging americans to get vaccinated as those new variants spread across the country. this morning, the delta variant raising new concerns, now the predominant covid strain in the u.s. the cdc estimating it accounts for more than half of all new cases across the country. president biden with a warning. >> millions of americans are still unvaccinated and unprotected and because of that, their communities are at risk. their friends are at risk. the people they care about are at risk. >> reporter: this as more states see an increase rather than a decrease in cases and hospital admissions climb in ten under-vaccinated states.
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in missouri, mercy hospital in springfield is battling a worst surge than last winter. ccarly all the patients hospital forced to borrow ventilators. >> get vaccinated so you don't see this. >> reporter: another hos earlier this morning, george speaking to dr. ashish jha about the surge. >> how worried are you about the delta variant? >> i'm pretty worried. we have large communities in our country that are not adequately vaccinated and for those places, for those people, the delta variant is the riskiest one we have seen so far. if you're fully vaccinated much less concern but for the unvaccinated this is a very concerning situation. >> reporter: so this morning, the biden administration is in the midst of that push to get more americans vaccinated and they are sending mobile clinics to job sites and places of worship, robin. >> all right, marcus, thank you very much. so a lot of debate about the
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vaccinations and the work from home debate rages on as well. more and more offices, you know, they're opening again. do you need to return or can you stay at home and work? we're going to talk -- how do you talk to your employer? we'll discuss that. also coming up here, elite athletes staying in the game longer and longer, it seems. our dr. ashton live to break down what we can learn from them for our own health and longevity. plus, just two days until "black widow" hits theaters and star david harbour is live with us. we'll be right back.
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tomorrow on "gma," great "deals & steals" for just $20 and under. that's what thursdays are all about. >> that's what thursdays are all about. i go outside on the commercial break and spend time with the audience then they lather me with -- when i come back with all the -- hand sanitizer. >> purell. >> so i try to air dry. good morning, lara. hey, robin. good morning to you. we're going to begin with spike lee making history in france, the oscar-winning filmmaker becoming the first black president of the cannes film festival. lee arriving in france wearing a 1619 baseball hat keeping a low profile but, oh, yeah, that changed during the festival's opening ceremony when spike hit the red carpet wearing hot pink. louis vuitton to be exact. joining his fellow jurors, five women and three men from seven different continents, the jury selection also making the first here -- this is the first time
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in the 74-year history of the festival that women make up the majority of the judging panel and spike lee wasn't the only one dazzling on the red carpet. dame helen mirren looking lovely in yellow, look at her. jessica chastain there and chose a black gown by christian dior, andie macdowell wore a blue gown but her best accessory was that long wavy silver hair. also there co-stars marion cotillard and adam driver out to promote their new movie, called "annette," and oscar winner jodie foster looking stunning in givenchy before accepting the honor palme d'or award and giving her speech in perfect french. also in the news this morning, here's one for fellow flea market and yard sale lovers like myself. if i've said it once i said it a thousand times. you never know where valuable treasures might be hiding. this was the case for one very lucky guy in maine who became the owner of a home passed down
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by his family. when he decided to clear out the joint and give it a new coat of paint, he discovered something incredible in a closet, a 16x16 picasso original. look at that, you guys, it's a smaller version of picasso's 1919 painting called "le tricome." experts say this was the preliminary model or sketch. it can be seen at the new york historical society worth millions of dollars. the small painting belonged to the homeowner's great aunt who loved to collect art and rare books but it sat in that closet in maine for 50 years, no one knowing its value or even that it existed. that lucky nephew just sold it at auction in massachusetts for a cool $150,000. saying in a statement, both my aunt and grandmother studied in europe in the 1920s, each enjoyed collecting objects from their travels, and i'll say, they had spectacular taste. goes to show you, robin, that's why i brake --
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>> for yard sales. got it. all right, barbecue time. it's getting warm out there. a new generation of hot dogs is here. a new jersey butcher reinventing one of america's favorite foods introducing a new line of flat dogs, rastelli's hot dog patties come in packs of eight and can hold more condiments and they can be used in a hamburger bun but then the existential question, is it really a hot dog at all? this i will leave you to ponder. as i send it back to you in the studio. >> somebody in my ear said isn't that baloney. >> it's an important existential question. ph.d. thesis in that. thank you, lara. >> just thinking about it. we're going to go to our cover story, the work from home debate. front page of "the wall street
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journal" took it on this morning. so many discussing with offices re-opening, do you need to return, and how to talk to your employer about what's right for you. our chief business correspondent rebecca jarvis here to break it down. good morning, rebecca. >> reporter: good morning, george. yeah, this is the question, so many ceos i speak to are asking, what is it going to look like in the fall? do we have to go back? will there be a hybrid model, and depending on the company and industry, things are looking very different. so, for example, if you work in computers with i.t. and big tech, a lot of those companies are saying you can work remotely, facebook, twitter have notably told most of their employees they can do things remotely. i you happen to work in banking and you work for jpmorgan or goldman sachs, two of the industry, they sayin that - they want their employees back as much as five days a week in their seats interacting with clients. flexjobs took a look at all the ndustries out there and they found that the most likely industries to offer remote work are in customer service,
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computer and i.t., education and marketing, george. >> and how about if your employer is somewhere in the middle and they're sort of leaving it up to you? how do you negotiate whether to stay at home or go into the office? >> a lot of people are going to be in this in between situation, george, and how you play it can really affect and impact the outcome for you and your family. first thing you want to do is, look at the company policy. does the company offer remote work? if they do you're in luck. that makes it a much easier conversation. if they don't you have to really prepare for a more complicated situation. you want to after you look at the policy, look at your work. what is your job specifically? what are the hours you work. what's your job function? how do you communicate with the rest of the employees including your manager? put together a plan that could work for remote work for you. then you want to mete with your manager. set that meeting up well in advance, be prepared with your sheet of paper ready to go talking through the points and
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then, this is not about convincing your boss that you need to work from home, this is about convincing your boss that you working from home is going to work best for the company. maybe you have a two-hour commute and you can work during that two-hour commute and you have to finally, george, be prepared to hear no. if you hear no, you have a couple of options, one, you can offer to do this temporarily maybe give it a try, let's see how one month goes and see if that works or not. two, you might have to be willing your job for something else if work from home is not a possibility at your company, george. >> and we are seeing people do that and we're also seeing so many people who have gotten used to working at home like the convenience of it. what are the downsides? >> reporter: sure, working from home can be great. it really works for a lot of people but a lot of companies that are now offering work from home say you still have to be in a specific city, state or geography, country, location, that can make an impact. also working from home policies, they are subject to change and
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finally, george, guys, these things facetime is always important when it comes to workplaces. make sure you're communicating still with managers and the people who give you promotions in the future. >> rebecca jarvis, thanks very much. important advice. >> can i also add, i was working from home for seven months. i have a new appreciation for people who work from home. yeah, there is a convenience there. it is work. it is -- i mean, no, seriously, people think, oh, you're at home, you're always in your pjs which that is a benefit of but in all sincerity -- >> from the waist down. >> and shoutout to our producers and editors who are still working at home and putting us on the air. >> yes. >> but, man, i would miss you guys if i had to work from home, ah, i would just -- look at your faces, i'm serious. okay. thk yofor the clos by the way >>weurto consumesupermartsckli l items working to stay ahead of big price increases and
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our stephanie ramos joins us with all these details. good morning to you, stephanie. >> reporter: t.j., good morning. grocers are now setting aside larger amounts of frozen meat, sugar and other products they say to protect you from sticker shock at checkout. during the peak of the pandemic, shoppers struggle to find the groceries or household products they wanted because people were stockpiling items like toilet paper and hand soap. and other household goods. now, store shelves are filled and it's the grocery stores that are stockpiling, but why? >> it's called hedging. retailers are trying to protect their margins and that's why they're bringing in extra inventory but it's 20% to 25% some are bringing in. >> reporter: brands like campbell's soup, general mills, j.m. smucker have announced they're raising prices. due to supply chain and transportation issues. a sign other companies may follow suit. >> people are buying more and then your restaurants are opening up.
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it again caused this demand that we haven't seen before in the past. >> reporter: according to usda data, the consumer price index for grocery store food purchases last year was up 3.5%. well above the 20-year annual average of 2% and the highest annual increase since 2011. >> i think the pandemic was the catalyst to the supply issues that we see now. >> reporter: so, the best advice, experts say shop in multiple stores for the best deal and if you see a great deal, buy a few extra to put in the pantry. experts also say think outside the big box. shop around for items on sale and don't forget about the smaller stores. t.j. >> all right, stephanie, good advice as always. thank you. let's head back to ginger. >> and, t.j., i don't know if you saw those thunderstorms last night in new york, but they actually had higher wind gusts in those thunderstorms than we have so far with tropical storm elsa. you can see it from hoboken as the lightning was striking one world trade and lightning across the sky there cloud-to-cloud too. that was from new jersey.
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looking at new york. but we did have pictures out of glen rock, new jersey, where the damage from the thunderstorms tookes down tree, threw it into the corner of that house. it appears everybody was okay thankfully. now that's all along that front that's hanging out and going to be kind of battling with the tropical storm later, but it will cause thunderstorms again tonight, some of which could have damaging winds in them and certainly heavy rain, so watch for that at around dinnertime or during your commute and, of course, that will eventually interact and be pushed north by elsa. that's the big picture good morning on this wednesday. it will be the last afternoon with seasonal conditions because the inland heatwave will start tomorrow. that will rise that the fire risk and risk of heat illness. you can see right around ukiah, mid-90s. upper 80s in santa rosa. 70s around the bay and mid-60s in san francisco.
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tonight, less cloud cover and drizzled the same areas. now to the secrets of now to the secrets of longevity from top athletes. tennis superstar roger federer just became the oldest man to play in the wimbledon quarterfinals at age 39. becky worley takes a look at athletes still at the top of their game and what we can learn from them. >> from tennis to golf, football to soccer, it's a golden age for the golden oldies of professional sports. many female athletes playing up into their 40s while the men pushing boundaries no one thought possible. >> what we're really seeing right now is that sports science is helping to minimize the disadvantages that accrue with age. >> reporter: but what about us mere mortals. what sports science can we easily adopt from elite athletes to stay healthier. and age gracefully. first nutrition. tom brady credits a super strict diet reportedly 80% vegetables, no potatoes, no caffeine, and up to 25 glasses of water a day and
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when he eats pizza, he says it's really good pizza. no mindless eating. and about that water, soccer star rinaldo also a fan. but for athletes like tennis pro federer who says he likes his wine and burgers and dessert, training and prep are key. >> when you're young you don't ask yourself the question, but when you're me with the year that i had, it's all question marks all over the place and you have to prove it again to yourself that you can actually do it. >> reporter: but federer's advice quality over quantity is the rule for exercise. >> it has to do with the way they manage fatigue. so as a general rule, about 20% of your workouts should be so hard that they're actually very unpleasant for you and then about 80% of your workouts should be so easy don't feel like you're doing anything at all. >> reporter: a crucial part of that fatigue management, sleep.
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federer is quoted as saying he spends 12 hours a day in bed and injury avoidance and recovery are crucial. one piece of equipment we see in many of these athletes' routines, resistance bands. >> he's lengthening and softening the muscle, decreasing your rate for injury and increasing your range of motion. >> reporter: and while serena shares her workouts on tiktok, her sister is less forthcoming. >> what was key to your longevity? >> i don't know. i'm tired of talking about it. can't you all ask me something else? >> our thanks again to becky worley. chief medical associate dr. jennifer ashton joins us now. what can we learn from it? >> robin, first of all, if you look at those athletes becky was profiling in the piece, here's the thing, great genetics, great lifestyle and a lot of money. you know, that can accomplish a lot of. for the rest of us, you know, there is some data on this, emerging data, there was one study out of the university of massachusetts that showed
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psychological well-being has a direct impact on athletic performance so for all of us the body follows the mind. your mind has to be in a good place. the body generally will follow >> we hear about diet and exercise. that really holes true for overall health especially as we grow older? >> absolutely, and if you take a fully holistic view, not like swinging a crystal over your head but really connecting all the dots, when your diet and exercise are in order these are the benefits you can expect, more muscle mass, less body fat, better blood pressure control, better bone density, all of those things important for us, again, not just physically, but mentally as well. now, we heard in the piece this focus on bands. this is the trend now in professional sports, in division 1 sports, they're getting away from lifting those heavy weights. these kind of bands you can order -- you've seen me wearing them around the studio, $10 for a full set. they can literally give your full body a workout and, again, never gets easier.
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you see me there walking down the hallway backstage doing a little posterior chain work but again, as we age especially for women you know this, i know this, the weights are as important as the cardiovascular fitness. >> asolutely. so what of those of us, we won't be an elite athlete but one thing we can do? >> other than sleep and diet and nutrition and fitness, not a lot of scientific data behind it, but they talk about hydration. so, again, recommendations for women, about 2 1/2 liters a water a day, for men, 3 1/2 liters, drink your water, your urine should be clear. >> thanks so much, jen. t.j. >> great toss back there, robin. appreciate that. coming up, our exclusive. first look at the new paul mccartney docuseries. stay with us on "gma" for now. mccartney docuseries. stay with us on "gma" for now.
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news update and another 30 minutes but you can always find the latest on our app and the news continues now with ♪ >>r p right now we first look at atan exciting new project from paul mccartney. he opened up to rick ruben in a candid intimate discussion for the docu-series, "mccartney 3, 2, 1." here's the trailer. ♪ >> ringo. ♪ come together right now ♪ >> what do you remember about this? >> at the time i was just working with this bloke john. now i look back and i was working with john lennon. ♪ all my loving i will send to
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you ♪ ♪ >> we were writing songs that were memorable because we had to remember them. >> how did this happen? >> it was a question of me, john or george becoming the bass player. the two of them said, well, i'm not doing it. >> when could you look back and realize what we did back then was really special? >> i clearly remember when ringo kicked in, it was like, wow, he's really good. ♪ but i know it's mine ♪ ♪ ooh i get by with a little help from my friends ♪ >> good old song. ♪ i brought in the chords then george said it would be nice if we could have an intro and george went, do, do, do. ♪ >> yeah. it was good, you know. >> what you got now? >> this one. ♪ lucy in the sky with diamonds ♪
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♪ aaah ♪ >> this is why we don't go into tapes. ♪> this is beautiful.- >> number one in the usa, that was a party night. that's where the audience, wait for it, wait for it. ♪ baby i'm amazed ♪ >> clearly these guys are going for it. ♪ baby i'm amazed ♪ >> we were warned don't go out late and the car pulls up. some guys jumped out. one with a knife and took all of our -- we were hippies. we did not listen. >> i want to read one thing, paul is one of the most innovative players that ever played bass and the thing that is going on now is ripped off from his beatle period. he is a great musician. >> did i write that >> that's john lennon. >> that's beautiful. i hadn't heard that. ♪ oh, oh ♪ >> wow and that is a beautifully
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shot documentary right there. >> really is. >> exciting stuff. all the episodes of "mccartney 3, 2, 1" will start streaming on hulu, friday, july 16th. now to the nba finals and tat major win for phoenix in game one last night. we'll check in with former suns player six-time nba all-star amar'e stoudemire. he's got his game face on. good morning to you, amar'e. thank you for being here. >> good morning, good morning. >> just 28 year, that's all it took, 28 years for your suns to get back into the finals. looking at game one, it was worth the wait, don't you think? >> absolutely, for sure. you know, phoenix has been waiting for this for a long time and the city of phoenix and the fans there are super excited and i'm happy to see those guys in the first round of the finals and getting that win last night. >> you played many other places. i know a lot of your loyal 'tis and heart with there in phoenix but i know you've watched the playoffs and they've really been decimated by injuries to a lot of big name superstar players
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but giannis came back last night, a game-time decision and even though he's gone up against your suns was it back out there and were you surprised how effective he was? >> yeah, you know, i was very surprised to see him out there seeing the injury he got last round but to see him give his team extra energy and a little extra fight to try to get those guys a win but he played well. he played with a lot of heart and aggressiveness and i think that will not a good thing for the suns going forward. >> how great a thing for chris paul to finally have a chance at a title. >> i love it, man. you know, i grew up watching chris paul. high school greats and see his career throughout playing in his nba career and reaching the fines is an exciting time for him and i'm sure his family is excited as well. >> you came close -- you came so, so close to playing in the fines yourself. as we're saying now we see someone like chris paul who's just been in so many ways has done some things that we've
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never seen on the court. can you just imagine what it's like for him to finally after all this time be playing for the championship? >> absolutely, i mean, he has been through a lot in his career and persevered through injuries and stay focused on his craft and takes care of his body. he is a family man, businessman, to see it all come together now for him in his career and take a team to the nba finals for the first time in a long time, i'm sure he's feeling amazing right now in this moment in his life. >> i think all-star five times while you played for phoenix. you know the fans there. you know the energy there but watching the game last night it almost felt like a college game, they were so loud, so into it and even some of the taunts felt like you were watching something from cameron indoor. what did you think of the atmosphere and the idea of the rally in the valley now? >> you think about phoenix, it's a nice, warm climate. everyone is outside, high energy and you have playoff games and
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the finals with a team that hasn't been there for a long time. you can only imagine what the fans are going through, the excitement in the finals so good to see all the fans actually participating and it's been very, very fun to watch for myself. >> we'll put you on the spot. who is going to win, how many games is it going to take? >> i got -- i got phoenix suns in six, man. i got phoenix in six. >> wow. >> you heard it there. >> we knew he was going to say phoenix but six. >> looked uncomfortable even saying six. saw him fidgeting in his chair, amar'e -- >> i wanted to pull the broom out but i'll put the broom in the closet for now. >> no, no. oh, you are so good to get up and join us this morning and i'm sure we'll be checking with you from time to time during the finals. you take care, amar'e, thank you. >> thanks for having me. >> any time. you can see game two of the nba finals tomorrow, 9:00 p.m. eastern here on abc. coming up, "black widow" star,
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just an amtrak away. ♪ welcome back to "gma," everybody. it has been two years since a marvel superhero movie has been released in theaters. counting down to friday when black black comes out. this morning we're excited to talk to one of its stars, david harbour, kind sir, it is good to see you and you give me your
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reaction, my man. this thing has been delayed for over a year. it's finally, finally here. >> yeah, i'm -- yeah, i'm very tired of keeping secrets, i'm very tired of talking but not talking about it. i'm really excited for people to see the movie. i mean i can't wait -- i'm really proud of this movie. i think it's beautiful. i think it's incredible and i can't wait for people to see it. >> now, are you proud that people are going to see you as a superhero, right? superheroes have to be in superhero shape. did you get in superhero shape for this? >> i guess you haven't seen the movie yet, but superhero shape for the red guardian is 280 pounds and sitting on the couch eating plenty of doughnuts. the regime that i was -- look at that belly right there. you see that. the regime that i was in is the superhero regime you want to be on. >> now, to that point we'll see a quick clip of red guardian, your character trying to get into the suit for the first time
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in years and this goes exactly to your point. let's look. >> it still fits. [ whistling ] >> oh, my god. [ applause ] >> ah. >> i never watched it once. come and drink. >> ooh. ♪ family. back together again. >> okay, so, david, maybe not superhero shape but did you have to do a lot of stunt work? these are very action packed movies. do you like doing that stuff? >> no, that's my least favorite thing to do. i am anti- -- i'm so -- have no machismo about it. i really like when they tell me i can sit down in my chair and put the stunt guy in but i did have to do a lot of stuff. you know, i mean they wanted him really big for this movie so i was really big and my knees were
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shot and it was just like i just got beat up constantly so it was definitely the most difficult part of the job. >> now, you have two stepdaughters. did they like the movie? complex feelings about me, - stepdad. the scene right before that that you just showed me was me trying to put on the suit and too fat to get it over my belly for a while and my -- the youngest did say that that was her favorite part of the movie because she felt like it was just like real life and so i appreciated that. >> and the stepdaughters are with your wife, lily, you all got married. now, why did you choose vegas and to get married by elvis? >> there was a lot of -- you know, we got married in the middle of the pandemic. we got married in september, so, you know, i really wanted to get married. it was a great excuse to not invite those, you know, those family members that you don't want to invite to weddings and
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then, you know, when we decided to go to vegas there's really only one person to marry you in vegas and that's the king. my wife is the people's princess anyway so he gave her away to her humble squire. >> oh. that was sweet. but we are talking "black widow" here and about your family life and got to talk about "strange fruit." wh -- "stranger things." i assume you have to keep things about "stranger things" but what can you give us. >> i mean, you know, it's been a long time coming. i think they just -- they just talked about how it's been two years since the last season and this thing has slowed down everything so i'm sorry. the only thing i can tell you is that it's our biggest season yet. i think it's beautiful, these guys keep writing scripts that continue to impress me and i, again, think it will be our best season yet. i think it's fantastic. but that is all i can tell you, otherwise, you know, netflix will come after me. >> all right, well, man, we
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appreciate it and, again, i know it's been a long way for you but a long way for the fans as well. giving us this zen whole mood you got going on with the plants in the background, we appreciate it. >> i was embarrassed. i talked to your producers. it appears some of these haven't been watered and i just want to apologize to all the arborists out there. >> they will forgive you. good to see you. we will see you down the road and we want the folks to know, "black widow" opens in theaters and on disney plus with premiere access on friday. let's head back to ginger who is in florida for us. >> yeah, tampa here, just west of tampa, i got my own mood, t.j., behind me, but this mood in between the rain bands but the rain is still falling, even south of us, there's that outer band that's been drenching fort myers, cape coral. it will leave behind anywhere from and already has more than ten inches but four to eight inches through north florida, even jacksonville could pick up on that, savannah to charleston and all the way up the coast as
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elsa still will torture everybody thursday night through even friday morning in the northeast. you see that, connecticut, western massachusetts will even good morning. it is abc7 meteorologist mike nicco. increasing sunshine and minor warming today. nothing like the when we come back the sist r
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we'll shine a light on my greek roots with sisters chloe and olivia tsakiris and their cookbook "sea salt and honey." thanks for joining us, guys. we were just saying -- >> thanks for having us. >> we were saying how much we love the title. where did it come from? >> that's actually how my dad
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categorized the recipe. by sea salt and honey for save and savory. >> okay, you started working on this five years ago with your dad. tell us how the cookbook idea came about and how you guys worked on it. >> sure, our family is obsessed with food and love having them over for dinner and we show people we care by feeding them. so one time -- well, many dinners cooking separate from the garden we were coming up with new recipes all the time and one friend in particular was like, you guys should write a book and kind of looked at each other, yeah, we should write a book. and it became our passion project. we had no idea if it would come to fruition but we're so grateful to be here today. >> now your dad does have rules for cooking. no butter, no sugar. how tough is that? >> he sure does. and i will be honest with you, george. that's not really how i live my
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life. sugar and makes everything - better but dad is not the same. i once asked for sugar on my gra grapefruit when i was at his house and he was appalled. it wasn't too bad for some of the recipes. we already use olive oil so much in the mediterranean cooking, same with honey, however, i will say with baking, not so easy, i'm the baker of the family so my dad delegating that over to me, i appreciate their confidence in me, however, butter and sugar are the main ingredient in basically all baked goods and baking unlike cooking is not so easy to swap things out. it's more of an exact science so a bit challenging, the sea salt and chocolate chunk cookies come to mind. i made them many a times. there were some hair pulling. there might have been some light cursing but in the end, i made it work and i'm happy that i was pushed to new limits and made
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those delicious cookies. >> let's get to the dishes starting with savory yogurt balls. tell us about them. >> absolutely. so super versatile. you could literally use any vegetables you have whether it's fresh or cooked so we have the two from our book here, the first here is our garden bowl classic, tomato, cucumbcumber, situation going on. you can use any sort of vegetable, the key is just use lots of herbs and top it with lots of good quality olive oil. the other one we have is the roasted carrot bowl. my personal favorite. so i roast the carrots in honey and harisa and gives it a sweet and spicy flavor and pair it with the yogurt so i will show you how simple it is to make, p. cool down that spicy hot from the carrots and i'll add add
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mint that brings in the cooling element. i've got my pistachios here, it gives it a crunch, more color. we love color. >> love it. >> and then i get my olive oil. it came from the olives at the hotel where olivia lives, she's very modest but she has a sisterhood of the traveling pants life basically. all right. so finishes off with some sea salt, of course. a little pepper. and there we go. >> boy, that is a great summer light lunch or dinner. you have orange and beet salad that can be made ahead of time. >> yeah, it's definitely made ahead of time. you can make it the night before and put it in the fridge and will help the flavors meld together and start with our beets cut up nice and chunky. don't have to be pretty and you'll add in your orange.
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>> nice and juicy. >> yeah. normally i peel my orange right over the bowl so you catch all the juices and if you end up with a dry orange you can always throw in a splash of orange juice. and then we're going to add in the garlic, lots of garlic, love garlic. bals balsamic, nice for our dressing and that olive oil nice and green as we mentioned, this comes right from where i live. my olive trees, we ship it over here and my family owns a hotel in greece so if you ever are there, visit us there in the villa village and we stir it up and sad in some salt, and for some extra crunch we throw in pe pitos, those pumpkin seeds. >> that is beautiful, guys.
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building a better bay area, moving forward, finding solutions. this is abc7 news. good morning, everyone. i'm kumasi aaron from abc7 mornings. here is roadways. >> things are lightening up on the roads as you might imagine. the bay bridge toll plaza metering lights are off. we just had an accident clear out of two lanes of traffic westbound 80. that will be improving on your east shore drive. let's take a look at our temperatures today. we are a little bit below average. this will be the last really comfortable day, especially inland. the coast and they will be safe from the excessive heat. right now it is lake mendocino and solano county under the excessive heat watch friday through monday. i won't be surprised if more of the bay is added to that.
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look at these temperatures thursday through monday. inland, 90s and even 80s around the bay. now it is time for live with kelly and ry >> announcer: it's "live with kelly and ryan!" today, from "keeping up with the joneses," vivica a. fox. plus, stay safe and low water as continue "live's summer sun & fun week." a nurse from new york marching in the hometown heroes parade is delivering our "good news story of the day." all next on "live!" ♪ ♪ [cheers and applause] and now, here are kelly ripa and ryan seacrest! [cheers and applause] ♪ ♪ >> kelly: hankoo good morning. deja. glad you can be with us. >> kelly: i get very --


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