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mike: i might. kumasi: breaking news for our vin the west, president biden and the democrats have a framework for a deal. after months of negotiation, the president pushes his economic and social investment plan closer to passage before heading out on a foreign trip. what's in, what's out. twister rampage. power lines snapped then igniting. >> oh, my god. >> drivers terrified as this massive tornado whips across the highway. a car lifted into the air. at least nine reported tornadoes tearing through texas, mississippi and hard-hit louisiana damaging hundreds of homes. we're tracking the storm taking aim at the southeast. new time line for kids and
the covid vaccine. a final decision could now come a day earlier than expected. so could shots go into arms earlier? nhl rocked by thesexual assault scandal. overnight the former player coming forward accusing a coach of harassment during the stanley cup playoffs as the chicago blackhawks admit mishandling allegations. this morning the latest on the investigation into the team. the santa fe sheriff leading the investigation of that fatal movie set shooting joins us live. plus, the new search warrant stating the assistant director told investigators he did not thoroughly inspect the loaded gun before declaring it safe and handing it to alec baldwin as authorities confirm it was loaded with a live bullet. parenting alert. the fda's new warning with halloween around the corner, what is delta-8 thc and could it be in your kid's candy? this moring how to spot it. the nightmare for one mom after a 2-year-old ate what looked
like cereal. >> how is that possible? it looks like cereal. so i just freaked out and i just tried to -- like it was my daughter's life and i had no idea how it would affect her. starbucks boost. why the coffee giant is raising pay for their workers right now. plus, with the holidays around the corner what could be a record-setting spending year for americans. and the big question, will there be enough items on shelves to buy? ♪ i'm coming up so you better get this party started ♪ >> and hanks for crashing. who likes long walks on the beach and walking into a wedding? tom hanks. why the couple is saying that the actor showing up to the ceremony was a sign. ♪ good morning, america. it's good to be with robin, george and you this thursday morning. >> and you, michael strahan. good to be with you.
we are tracking the latest on the severe weather and the tornados lashing the gulf coast. this is a look at the destruction in hard-hit lake charles getting hit again after all they've been through after hurricane after hurricane after hurricane. we'll have much more on that in just a few moments. >> they've been hit so hard. we begin though with the breaking news on capitol hill. president biden poised to announce a framework for a deal on his social investment plan ahead of his trip to rome for the g20 summit and glasgow for the climate summit. let's go to rachel scott in d.c. >> reporter: this could be a major breakthrough. sources confirmed to me the president is expected to announce a framework that he believes every democrat can get behind. the president arriving on capitol hill this morning urging his party to get it across the finish line. many concessions had to be made. the president had to back away from key campaign promises. let's talk about what's likely out. paid family leave likely to be
dropped, as well as the tax credit. that would be extended for one year. that's the $300 a month many americans have been seeing. tuition free community college is also likely to be scrapped. what made it in? medicare and medicaid expansion. funding for affordable houses. funding to combat climate ching. the total price tag just under $2 trillion. bottom line, though, this might be a step forward, but the president can't afford to lose a single vote in the senate. he can only afford to lose three votes in the house. he needs to get his entire party on the same page. progressives say they want to see hard text of this. they want to see it written down. the announcement of a framework is a sign that the president does have the two moderate hold outs, senators joe manchin and kyrsten sinema on board. almost every concession made has been made to accommodate them.
the president has been clear to democrats he wanted them to reach a deal before he's headed off on that foreign trip. he's scheduled to leave in a few hours. george? >> rachel scott, thank you very much. michael? we turn to the severe weather striking hard hit gulf coast leaving a trail of destruction and on the move right now, at least nine reported tornadoes tore through texas, mississippi and hard hit louisiana. rob marciano is tracking it all. good morning, rob. >> reporter: hey, good morning, michael. after the powerful nor'easter, another dynamic storm traveling across the country. it hit the west coast and the mountains with the heavy snow. parts of the gulf coast has been devastated. this morning, people picking up the pieces across southeast texas and southwest louisiana after multiple tornadoes tore across the gulf coast. debris tossed in every direction. > oh, my gosh. >> reporter: drivers terrified
in orange, texas, as this massive twister moves across interstate 10. power lines snapped and igniting. watch as this vehicle is picked up and tossed in the air. the atv later seen mangled on the side of the road. luckily no one inside the vehicle and this pickup truck tossed on its side. this motor home shredded. trees crashing down on this home in north houston. nearly 100 homes suffering severe damage. louisiana hit hard next. in lake charles, nearly 40 homes damaged after an ef-2 tornado touched down. winds reaching 130 miles per hour. roofs ripped right off homes. >> our house was destroyed. >> reporter: drone footage capturing the severity of the damage. people on the second floor of their home trying to salvage what they can. at least two people were injured. one man hospitalized after his home nearly collapsed with his family of four inside. home surveillance capturing the storm as it moved in.
this as a difficult hurricane season at least comes to a close but we're not done yet. here's where the front is currently and where it's heading. northeast florida. as we get the heat of the day, we'll see more in the way of severe storms. ft. myers, tampa, you'll all be in it and up to some of the carolinas. it comes up through the ohio river valley, more rain and thunderstorms and heavy rain across parts of the northeast tomorrow. this area saturated already. gusty winds and probably more power outages. this thing will be lingering in this area through the weekend. doesn't stop. michael, back to you. >> can't seem to catch a break down south. rob, thank you. robin? we turn back to washington, michael. top oil company executives will be on capitol hill facing
questions over accusations the industry has misled the public about how fossil fuels contribute to climate change. faith abubey has the latest for us. good morning, faith. >> reporter: good morning to you, robin. this morning a first here on capitol hill, big oil executives will be in the hot seat accused of knowing their product is poisoning the environment, but they spent years and millions of dollars try to hide that from the public. they'll be grilled about their attempts to cover up fossil fuel's impact on climate change. lawmakers claim though the companies acknowledged a negative environmental impact and promised to change they've barely invested in greener energy. in 2010 shell made a pledge to transform into a net zero energy emission business by 2050 or sooner yet according to the documents released from the company little action took place. robin? >> so, faith, what sparked this investigation? >> reporter: well, this investigation was sparked by the release of a secret reporting of
an exxon mobile executive keith mccoy admitting that the company actively worked to undermine some environmental legislation. exxon's ceo condemned the statements insisting the company stands by its commitment to work on finding solutions to climate change. of course, this morning all the oil executives are denying they deliberately misled the public about climate change, however, democrats leading this inquiry still want to question all of them under oath to try to get to get to the bottom of this. robin? >> we'll see what happens today. faith, thank you. we'll have much more on the climate emergency facing our planet, some of the steps being taken to combat it and ginger will share how abc news will cover it all. she's going to join us in our next hour for that. michael? >> looking forward to that, robin. now to the coronavirus emergency. and the new time line for getting children ages 5 to 11 vaccinated against covid. whit johnson joins us live in new york where some of those kids could be getting that shot very soon. good morning, whit. >> reporter: michael, good
morning. we're now getting some more clarity on how soon those shots could be available for kids ages 5 to 11 years old. the time line moving up by at least a day earlier than we expected. the fda still needs to authorize the pfizer vaccine which could come any time this week. we now know a cdc advisory panel will meet next tuesday and will vote that same day on whether to recommend the vaccine for that younger age group. then the cdc director will make the final decision which is likely to come very quickly and we could see the first shots for younger children going into arms as soon as next wednesday. now, the doses will be one-third of the amount given to adults and will come in special pediatric vials with smaller needles and orange caps. once it is authorized more than 15 million will be shipped around the country including 5 million to pharmacies and 10 million to places like hospitals, community centers and pediatricians' offices. so they will be ready to go but, again, those shots can't be administered until the cdc gives
the final signoff. michael? >> you say that could be as early as next wednesday. when can parents make appointments for their children? >> reporter: if it follows the precedent we've seen so far pharmacies and doctors' offices typically won't make appointments available until after the final decision is made on authorization. so let's say that happens tuesday evening, that means parents could start making appointments by wednesday morning or go to a place where walk-in appointments are available that same day. michael? >> whit johnson, thank you as always. george? now to the scandal rocking the nhl, a former chicago blackhawks player accused a coach of sexually assaulting him in 2010 and filed a lawsuit against the team for mishandling allegations. he is revealing his identity in a powerful interview. stephanie ramos has the story. good morning, stephanie. >> reporter: george, good morning. kyle beach is opening up in an interview about what he says happened to him when he was with the nhl team, the blackhawks. he says he has suppressed and
buried the memory of the assault, but now it's time to share his story and heal. the chicago blackhawks triumphantly hoisted the stanley cup in 2010 but one member of that year's team was burying a secret he feared could destroy his career. kyle beach, the 11th pick in the 2008 draft says the team's video coach brad aldrich sexually assaulted and harassed him at a hotel during the run-up to the championship. >> until very recently i did not talk about it, i did not discuss it. i did not think about it. >> reporter: this morning, beach speaking out for the first time after a report commissioned by the blackhawks and law firm jenner & block confirmed that blackhawks coaching and management ignored his complaints. the team ordered to pay a $2 million fine by the nhl. >> i cried. i smiled. i laughed. i cried some more.
just a great feeling of relief, vindication and it was no longer my word against everybody else's. >> reporter: according to the lawsuit the incident took place when beach was 20 years old in the minor league. he was called up to the pros for the playoffs. beach claims he was reported the sexual assault to several individuals within the organization, but nothing was done. >> the blackhawks denied it. they said my claims were meritless. to me i took that as them saying to the world i was a liar. to be honest, i was scared mostly. i was fearful. i had had my career threatened. i felt alone and dark. sorry, i'm -- it's tough to recall these moments. i think most -- i felt like i was alone and there was nothing i could do and nobody i could turn to for help. >> reporter: following the investigation's findings, the blackhawks general manager
promptly resigned. the organization releasing this statement overnight, the blackhawks have implemented numerous changes and improvements within the orl organization, including hiring a new leadership team that is committed to winning championships while adhering to the highest ethical, professional and athletic standards. and beach is receiving support from the sports world including olympic medalist aly raisman who says she took was a victim of sexual a sexual assault. she tweeted, kyle beach, i support you and i believe you. thank you for your bravery. i hope you know you are helping so many. i stand with you. robin? >> truly helping others. thanks so much, stephanie. now to the latest on soaring prices as we head into holiday shopping season and despite the increased costs and those supply chain issues, one group that tracks spending predicting this season could shatter previous records but there are some big ifs.
so let's bring in deidre bolton with more on that. good morning, deidre. >> reporter: good morning, robin. that is right. according to recent research from oxford economics, americans racked up a total of $3.7 trillion in excess savings over the past year alone. so this means they're ready to spend on the holiday, sales going as much as 10% higher than any other year. the nrf projects americans may get up to $859 billion worth of goods just in november and december alone. the biggest question this year is about inventory. with the global supply chain crisis, will there be enough items on the shelves to meet this record demand? that's the huge question out there. so companies taking steps to try to keep their shelves stocked so you have walmart, target, home depot. they're actually chartering their own container ships to try to make sure their shelves are full but what's tricky is those retailers and others still have to use the same ports as everyone else. so one thing is certain without wanting to encourage panic
buying most experts say if you see something you like, just buy it now because that item may or may not be there later in the season. guys? >> that's it right there. some great advice, deidre. thank you so much. good to have you with us. george? we turn to starbucks. the coffee giant raising pay for workers right now as other union workers like john deere employees are striking in order to get better wages. trevor ault has the story. good morning, trevor. >> reporter: good morning, george. in the midst of this national labor shortage this is a significant announcement from one of the country's most prominent business. starbucks now says by next summer all of its employees will make at least $15 an hour, in some areas at least $23 an hour with a 5% raise for employees who have been there at least two years. the company's north america president says it will support the workers they already have but will work to recruit people in this challenging labor market. it does, however, come as some employee unhappiness is bubbling up into calls for action. we know of workers from at least
three stores in buffalo that are trying to unionize and these would be the first unions at any of starbucks' 8,000 locations. the company says they respect workers' rights to unionize but don't believe it's necessary and the fact that starbucks is making these changes to try to attract and retain workers could be representative of a major shift in leverage in favor of american workers. george? >> a lot of changes happening out there. trevor, thanks very much. michael? we go to the world series. the houston astros have tied up the fall classic. the astros bouncing back from that one-game disappointment or game one disappointment behind a big four-run second inning and more heroics by team spark plug jose altuve going deep. helped seal the 7-2 victory. 22nd postseason home run tying him for second most all time. the series shifts to atlanta for game three on friday night and if altuve can hit eight more he'll take the lead from manny
rodriguez -- ramirez. >> did you make that bet with t.j.? >> no. t.j. has been running from me. t.j., series is all tied up. what you got? >> we can't wait to see what that bet will be. we're following a lot of other headlines including the details on the investigation into the fatal on set shooting. the new questions about the assistant director's actions, the santa fe sheriff will join us live. we have a parenting alert. the fda warning about a drug, delta-8 thc and it's possible it's in your kids' candy. dangers with halloween around the corner. we'll tell you about that. first back to rob. >> reporter: hey george, your local forecast is 30 seconds away. right now your stormy cities sponsored by subaru.
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it was recently lowered from 50 to 45.sintngt take over their backyards. this was shortly after a bear cub was spotted on school grounds. animal control called to the residential area. luckily the bear disappeared into the bushes. we've got a lot more ahead including a parenting alert ahead of halloween. the fda issuing a warning about a drug that looks like candy. this morning, the story of how a 2-year-old ended up in the hospital. we'll tell you what to look out for. right now we have the latest on the fatal shooting on the set of alec baldwin's movie "rust." the district attorney and the sheriff speaking for the first time about the investigation into the death of the cinematographer. we're going to talk live with the santa fe county sheriff, adan mendoza in just a moment. first kaylee hartung joins us from santa fe with the major new developments in the investigation. good morning, kaylee. >> reporter: good morning, robin. when alec baldwin was handed a colt 45 revolver on the set of his western film he was told it
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annah shod him the gun he could only remin three rounds. he advised head should have checked all of z ca reed had spun the drum. >> the facts are clear a weapon was handed to mr. baldwin. the weapon is functional and fired a live round. killing miss hutchins and injuring mr. souza. >> reporter: authorities confirming the colt 45 revolver handed to baldwin was loaded with a live bullet. investigators analyzing roughly 500 rounds of ammunition collected from the set. a mix of blanks, dummy rounds and the sheriff said he suspects more live rounds. the district attorney not yet ready to file charges adding, no one has been ruled out including baldwin. >> all options are on the table. no one has been ruled out. >> reporter: stu brumbaugh worked as a key grip on "the old way" over the summer. it was gutierrez reed's first gig as lead armorer. he found it concerning when she failed to announce the arrival and usage of weapons on set.
>> nic walked by and she fired off a round at the ground. none of us were wearing hearing protection. none of us were prepared for a gunshot to go off. nic had walked by and he was verbally and visually upset about the fact that a gun went off next to him and he wasn't wearing ear protection. >> reporter: a new search warrant was issued for a prop truck on that movie set.set.set. robin, we just learned halyna hutchins' funeral will be this sunday. robin? >> we continue to think of her family. thank you, kaylee. joining us live is santa fe county sheriff adan mendoza. thank you very much for your time this morning. we just heard from a crew member who said he felt unsafe on the set with one of the people that handled the gun in this case. how much do safety concerns factor into your investigation, sir? >> those are obviously going to be a focus of the investigation along with the evidence and the facts at hand.
we will be interviewing several staff members, people that were on the set and we will be focusing on any prior safety issues or any concerns that they had during the filming of "rust." >> it's been one week since this fatal shooting and we just heard in kaylee's report, we heard the d.a. say all options are on the table at this point and that alec baldwin and others could face potential criminal charges. what are the key questions that the investigation is focusing on right now? >> the key questions that we're focusing on during our investigation is how the live rounds ended up on set, who brought them to the set and why they were on the set. i think that's the key question that our investigators are focusing on right now. >> have you been able to determine yet who brought the live ammo on the set? >> we haven't. we've got some initial statements, there's many people that were on set. there was probably close to a
hundred people total that are on set. so interviews are continuing and, again, you know, we will focus our questions in reference to how those live rounds ended up on set. >> and have you asked the question, why? why would there be live ammo on the set? why? >> we will be asking those questions. as far as we understand, live rounds should not be on set and if they are, there should be safety protocols that are in place. i don't -- we're trying to figure out if there's any reason why the live rounds would be there but those are the questions we'll delve into into the investigation. everybody we spoke to knows live rounds should not be on set and why they were there is going to be the main question. >> you've said -- and i'll quote you here -- there were some
complacency on the set. this is quite obvious. and to you other than the live ammo, was there something that was also stood out to you so far in the investigation? >> well, just the facts that have come to light so far during the interviews and the investigation. there was complacency. that's obvious. i think there was some disorganization and some safety issues and protocols that weren't properly followed but, again, those are issues that we'll be focusing on in the investigation. >> we know you have spoken to everyone inside the church for the rehearsal of that fatal scene. how many more interviews do you think you'll need to conduct and what is next in the investigation? >> well, i can only approximate. again, there was close to a hundred people total on scene. again, when we interview people, more information comes to light. so it may turn out to be more interviews than just the people on scene. we may delve into other safety issues on other sets or other sets that may be the armorer or
any of the other staff worked. so this could go on -- i don't want to say that we're just initially interviewing everybody that was on scene. it may broaden. >> i know you'll take your time and do your diligent work as you always do. sheriff mendoza, thank you so much for joining us this morning. we surely do appreciate it. thank you. >> he is doing careful work. >> thank you. coming up, a parenting alert. what is delta-8 thc? could it be in your kids' candy? the fda with a warning with halloween days away. which leaves us to wonder, where does it go? does it get tangled up in knots? or fall victim to gravity? or maybe it winds up somewhere over the bermuda triangle. perhaps you'll come up with your own theory of where the stress goes. behind the wheel of a lincoln is a mighty fine place to start.
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amina's 2-year-old daughter maya started to feel ill after eating a snack that ended up in her bag following a visit to the pool. turns out what she ingested included delta-8 lithc packaged like a children's >> how is that possible? it's cereal. so i just freaked out and then i just tried to like get myself together because it was my daughter's life. >> reporter: typically delta-8 thc is one of hundreds of natural compounds found in the cannabis plant and like thc it can make you feel high. the fda recently putting out a warning about adverse reactions from delta-8 like that lose nations and vomiting writing delta-8 thc products have not been evaluated or approved by the fda for safe use in any context. the national poison control centers receiving 661 exposure cases of delta-8. 41% of them involving accidental exposure, some in children who ended up in the hospital or even in icu. >> these are chemically unique
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>> she's always all in. got to give it to her. we are celebrating national chocolate day with a couple who left corporate america behind to start their own small business. how they made it work during the pandemic. but first to that breaking news this morning, it comes out of washington. president biden is putting out the framework for a deal on his big social investment plan. this comes as he's preparing for his first trip overseas going to rome and glasgow. back to rachel scott. >> reporter: good morning. this could be a major breakthrough for the president. sources confirm to me moments ago the president is expected to announce a framework that he believes every democrat can get behind. the president arriving on capitol hill this morning, urging his party to get this across the finish line. let's talk about what's likely out of this bill. paid family leave likely to be dropped, as well as the child tax credit. that would be extended for one additional year. what made it in? medicare and medicaid expansion. funding for affordable housing.
funding to combat climate change. the total price tag just under $2 trillion and would be paid for by increasing taxes on big corporations and the wealthy. the announcement is a sign that the president has the two moderate hold outs. he's been clear to democrats he wants them to reach a deal before he heads off on that foreign trip. he's scheduled to leave in a few hours. >> it will be another fraught day on capitol hill and the white house. thank you, rachel. let's go to robin. now to the climate crisis, world leaders set to gather starting this weekend for that global summit in scotland. ahead of that, ginger is in the maldives where the emergency is all too real for that beautiful, beautiful nation of islands. great to see you, ginger. good morning to you. >> reporter: i miss you all. it is great to see you and good morning or good night or whatever we are here but it is a critical story. i cannot wait to share this with you. next week you'll see my entire
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it's what they're made into that could be the next step in how we find solutions. i always say it's not too late and i genuinely believe that. i'm so honored that abc is allowing us and pushing us to want to tell these stories. >> well, you have been right in there with the executives, really wanting this to happen and you have made it happen. safe travels back from the maldives. i was there at the end of 2019. it is beautiful and the people there as you have experienced are something special. glad that you're there. safe travels. >> reporter: are you sure i come back? they may need my help for a couple more days. then maybe i'll come back. >> i wouldn't blame you at all. thank you so much, ginger. you can tune in to abc news' unprecedented climate change coverage throughout november. the month-long series "climate crisis: saving tomorrow" will span seven continents. we're kicking it off monday. "world news" anchor david muir will be in glasgow with the global climate summit. really great we're doing that
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death by his mother's boyfriend. zachary kiesch has more on what his three brothers have been through. good morning, zachary. >> reporter: george, good morning to you as well. some of these stories just hit a little harder. you know, these youngsters were failed by adults in their lives at every single level beginning with their immediate family yet there were neighbors that wanted to help. at the end of the day those bags of chips and slices of pizza, phone chargers they offered weren't enough to counter that house of horror. this morning, a gruesome discovery. gloria williams and her boyfriend brian coulter are facing several criminal charges after the body of her 8-year-old son was found in an abandoned apartment. >> in my long time of working homicides this one is up there, you know. this one affected us. >> reporter: sunday afternoon a 15-year-old boy belonging to williams called police for help saying his brother has been dead for a year. 31-year-old coulter is charged with first degree murder and 35-year-old williams is accused
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i said no. they said could you go knock on the door? i did and nobody answered. so that's happened a few times. >> reporter: really hard to wrap your head around this story, george. as authorities mentioned when they showed up, no blankets, no furniture, no electricity. it's been interesting to spend time there with the neighbors as they begin to talk to each other and piece together some of the activity that was happening around that apartment. i'm told that a former teacher showed up just a couple days ago completely heartbroken by the news. >> boy, just an unimaginable story. zachary, thanks very much. let's go to rob. >> reporter: hey, good morning again, george. want to show you the video we're getting in from one of several up to nine tornadoes reported in southeast texas and southwest louisiana. this is orange, texas, and you see the power flashes there. an ef-1 or 2 likely scooting across the interstate. today the system will push off to the east, tampa through jacksonville and much of the southeast coastline. tornadoes are possible and all gets pushed up to the northeast tomorrow so still got a couple
days left with this. a lo time to get it popping with lara spencer. >> let's do it. the reason why i'm waving these, the amas are november 21st and they would like us to reveal the nominees for two of their biggest awards right here right now. we're doing it. i hope these artists are awake. all right, first up and this is a big one, the nominees for artist of the year in this
envelope. i will say the names, taylor swift again, remember she won last year up for it again. ariana grande, bts, ooh, drake is up for it again. olivia rodrigo and the weeknd. congratulations to all the nominees. and a new category in the show, this is the award for favorite trending song. it's 2021's most viral songs based on data compiled from tiktok. the nominees are erica banks for "buss it," maneskin for "begging," megan thee stallion for "body" and olivia rodrigo for "driver's license." congratulations for all the nominees. remember, you guys determine the viewers of these awards, ama fans voting opens this morning and this year for the first time you can vote for all these
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rewarding. >> i'm just going to say, if you don't have to work with your spouse, don't. that's all i'm going to say on that. >> i'm still alive. >> thank you. >> reporter: although up and running for a decade they were forced to pivot during the pandemic. bittersweet for their small business. >> how did you make it work during the pandemic? >> the pandemic made it work for us basically. our online business exploded. >> really exploded. >> we had an opportunity to do these virtual chocolate tastings. we created kits and walk you through the chocolate making experience. you get the show, the banter back and forth between her and i. >> while the pandemic is still there, but it was a god awful thing, it worked well for us because people love chocolate. so they were ordering it for themselves, for a loved one. >> it was comforting for us during a very difficult time. >> right. >> reporter: it's all in the name. chocolate therapy. their less guilty treats packed with loads of flavor and extra layers of nutrients. >> the health benefits, because some people will go like come
on. >> loaded with anti-oxidants, flavonoids. it's good for the brain. there's a lot of benefits to having a little bit of chocolate every day. >> it's very natural. we had cinnamon, cayenne, bay leaf. all these things that have some therapeutic value. >> getting ready to make amazing chocolate with you. >> yes, ma'am. >> we have a gift for you. you got to be all cute in the kitchen. >> ooh, i like this. y'all see this? >> you ready? >> let's do it. >> all right. >> i'm ready. she ready. she ready. >> reporter: with the help of top chocolatier, rick, we're bringing the heat. >> so what are we making right now? >> we are making a spicy pistachio truffle today. >> let's do it. >> reporter: we start with the oh, my ganache melting and mixing cream, spices. >> you know you got to have butter. >> reporter: butter and glucose erfilling. >> now we pour it in here.
whis reago r>> f t chocolate. >> all right. >> you think you're done whisking? >> i got to whisk more. >> reporter: after the whisking work out, our lesson was almost complete. >> let me give you truffle 101. >> oh, boy. >> there are -- >> i just love looking at pam's face. >> you have a decoration. >> oh, "good morning america." >> you have a hard shell and a soft center which is the ganache. you're going to actually pipe this into the mold. see that. >> i'm a natural, y'all. >> excellent. >> you're a chocolatier now. >> chill it for 15 minutes then it should be ready to pop out which is the fun part. >> we'll let you pop them out. >> oh! wow. oh. >> okay. you're good. >> look at that. >> there you go. see, you're a chocolatier. look at that. that's how you make a truffle. >> cheers. >> cheers. >> i'm telling you, pam and dave are delightful.
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wednesday. >> another update in 30 minutes and as always the news is on abc7news.com. ♪ ♪ we are closing in on halloween. what you're looking at is this castle known as dracula's castle in romania. >> i thought it was a set. it's so beautiful perched high on a hill overlooking a mountain pass in transylvania that fully embraces the legend of dracula and other creepy tradition folklore. we thought, you know, perfect place to send maggie rulli for some halloween fun. good morning to you, maggie. >> reporter: hey, guys, good morning. yeah, sacrifice me. you know, you cannot get more haunted than transylvania during halloween week. don't worry because, guys, i'm prepared and spoke with vampire
experts. they all told me garlic reay works. i hope it does because we're standing in the middle of dracula's castle. guys, as we found out this whole region is full of frights and thrills. ♪ ♪ transylvania. >> welcome to my home. >> reporter: home to bloodthirsty vampires with tricks and fang-tastic treats you can sink your teeth into. extra garlic, please. we're in vampire country and i'm not taking any chances. armed with my smelly sandwich i head to the 800-year-old home of the vampire who i am spired bram stoker to write his best-seller in the late 1800s. >> i'm count dracula. >> in real life it is filled with lore and legends dating back thousands of years from underground mines with creepy cavernous walkways.
it's 30 stories underground. they started the mine in the 1500s and caverns are massive. to its forests haunted by cursed spirits. >> in order to break the curse, well, there is this ritual where people have to stab the body with a stick through the heart. >> reporter: sound familiar? night falls as we go inside the haunted forest. >> alex, what the heck is that? >> i don't know. >> do you ever feel like you're being watched? >> reporter: dracula country can make you feel a little batty. >> in fact, the land beyond the forest this meant it's full of mystery. >> reporter: sitting high above transylvania is bram castle. it's the inspiration behind count dracula's lair. >> this castle in past was untouchable. >> reporter: i hope you're ready to fight back because the legend
of vampires is sure to burst some blood vessels. oh, no, the garlic didn't work. but, you know, at least i'm in the right place. take a look at this. you know, bran castle is quite haunted all of the year but during halloween week they bring out all the tricks and treats. i want to show you around. this castle is magnificent. it was build in the 1300s. it was so grand and so imposing, towering over the hillside of transylvania countryside. when locals read "dracula" they knew this place just had to be the myth behind dracula's lair and now i want to show you guys my absolute favorite part of the entire castle. this is a secret. it's a hidden doorway. come with me. watch your head as we go in. this is where all of the secrets are kept for dracula around the corner, down deep into the dungeon. what better place to say a very
happy halloween from transylvania. >> maggie, this is amazing. thank you so much and, please, stay safe. we need you back. thank you, maggie. robin, over to you. is just a have in store for tomorrow. today, we love thursdays at "gma." not only is it friday eve, it is thriver thursday and this morning we are shining the spotlight on karissa bodnar who turned the personal heartbeak of losing her best friend into a global mission to help others and make the world a more beautiful place. >> going through chemo like so many people know is incredibly taxing on the body and you look different. >> karissa would gather up all the products she had and say, christie, tell me what's happening. these are tender conversations but because of their close relationship, christie was able to share with karissa how cancer was impacting her.
>> i have so many fond memories of doing her makeup. just seeing the transformation in her self-esteem. i thought, oh, my gosh, there needs to be a beauty company that exists that is about so much more than just selling makeup and skin care. >> for the first time karissa was like, i want to create products that work well for women that are going through hard times. >> i had the idea for a brand that was giving back and that every single time somebody purchased a product, there would be a donation of some sort. when i first started we were giving back specifically to women who were thriving through cancer. from there we added on charities that were helping women who were surviving domestic abuse and then women who were emerging from homelessness. >> we couldn't do it without you. >> we are very passionate about supporting the lgbtq plus community. between product and monetary donations we've now given over $100 million which is just so surreal to say out loud. beauty can change people's lives.
it's not about the makeup itself. it's about the connection, feeling seen. knowing that you belong. >> oh, my goodness. joining us now is karissa. you know how much i absolutely adore you and what you're doing, causemetics, c-a-u-s-e. i love how you spell causemedics. tell us more about your products and what's involved in this. >> queen robin, such an honor to be with you today. you know, you've been here for the journey since the beginning and the inspiration behind thrive causemetics was about so much more than just selling makeup and skin care. it was rooted in giving back and bigger than beauty and we from the very beginning have created vegan high performance products that we co-create with our community and every time somebody purchases we donate.
to date we've donated over $100 million in products and funds and we've partnered with over 400 charities around the globe. >> we're going to do a little bit more. i will always be grateful to alaina george for putting you on my map. >> yes. >> you've said you love to give back to others. you started with cancer thrivers. you expanded to others including the lgbtq plus community and domestic abuse organizations like rainn. joining us is toquyen doan. there's something you'd like to share with her? >> yes, absolutely. as many viewers know, october is breast cancer awareness month and it's also domestic violence awareness month and so we are so proud to support one of our longtime giving partners, rainn and toquyen making a special $10,000 cash donation to rainn which is one of the most amazing
giving partners, our longtime giving partner in the domestic violence space. >> rainn, what do you think of that. i'm sorry. rainn? the organization is rainn. >> thank you so much for this generous gift. on behalf of rainn, the amazing rainn team and the survivors and loved ones we support, thank you for this gift and what an amazing thursday morning surprise. >> well, happy to do it. toquyen, thank you for the work you continue to do and karissa, bless you. folks can learn more about you later on my facebook when your entire episode of thriver thursday airs. hope to see you again,
welcome back to a beautiful morning. here in the northeast on >> reporter: welcome back to a beautiful morning in the northeast here on "gma." we take you to the northwest. how about this shot out of sun valley, idaho. >> acial report. now reporting david muir. good morning and we're coming on the air at this hour because we're about to hear from president biden on a crucial moment concerning his domestic agenda, the president delaying
his trip to europe this morning to instead go to the capitol to rally democrats on the hill a short time ago trying to get progressives and moderates together. expanded health care, action on climate, the president of course desperately wants to signal here as he meets with world leaders in rome and then in glasgow, he has secured a major victory at home. he said i think we're going to be in good shape, suggesting that senators manchin and sinema are onboard. the question is, are progressives ready to move toward? democratic leaders are hoping to first tof two bills, up to vote in the house. democrats and republicans supporting that bill, that vote could come as soon as today, but they have not confirmed that. they're whipping the vote count as we speak. the progressives said they
wouldn't vote on the infrastructure until they see the framework for the other, the hu human infrastructure bill. a lot of speculation about what survives and how far they've come. here's the president. >> good morning. today, i'm pleased to announce that after, after months of tough and thoughtful negotiations i think we have an -- i know we have an historic economic framework, a framework that will create millions of jobs, grow the economy, invest in our nation and our people. turn the climate crisis into an opportunity and put us on a path not only to compete but to win the economic competition for the 21st century against china and every other major country in the world. 's fiscally responsible and
fully paid for. 17 nobel prize winners in economy say it will lower the inflationary pressures on the economy. over the next years it will reduce the deficit according to economists. i want to thank you colleagues in congress for their leadership. no one got everything they wanted, including me. but that's what compromise is, that's consensus. that's what i ran on, i long said that compromise and consensus are the only way to get big things done in a democracy, important things done for the country, i know it's hard, i know how deeply people feel about the things they fight for but this framework includes historic investments in our nation and in our people. any single element of this framework would fundamentally be
viewed as a fndmental change in america. taken together they're truly consequential. i'll have more to say after i returned from the critical meetings in europe this week. but for now, let me lay out a few points. first, we face and i apologize for saying this again, we face an inflection point as a nation. not only are in our roads, bridges, in our people, in our families, we didn't just build an interstate highway system, we built a highway to the sky, we invested to win the space race and we won. among the first to provide access to free education for all americans beginning back in the late 1800s that decision alone was a major part of why we were able to lead the world for much
of the 20st century. but j along the way we stopped investing in ourselves, investing in our people, america is still the largest economy in the world, we still have the most productive workers and the most innovative minds in the world but we risk losing our edge as a nation, our infrastructure used to be rated the best in the world, today according to the world economic forum, we rank 13th in the world, we used to lead the world in educational achievement, now the organization for economic cooperation and development ranks america 35th out of the 37 major countries when it comes to investing in early childhood education and we know our student starts impact their finish. we can't be competitive if we continue this slide. that's why i have said all
along, we need to build america from bottom up, not top down. i can't think of a single time where the middle class hasn't done well the wealthy have done very well. that's why i proposed the investments congress is now considering two critical pieces of legislation, positions i ran on as president, positions i announced when i laid out in the joint session of congress what my economic agenda was, these are not about left versus right, or moderate versus progressives. this is about competitive versus come pla essentialsy. it's expanding opportunities, not opportunity denied. about leading the world or
letting the world pass us by. today, with my democratic colleagues we have a framework for my build back better initiative. here's how it will fundamentally change the lives of millions of people for the better. millions of you are in the so-called sandwich generation, who feel financially squeezed, by raising a child and caring for an aging parent, about 820,000 seniors in america and people with disabilities have applied for medicaid, they're on a waiting list right now to get home care, they need some help, they need a little help getting around, having their meals made occasionally for them. they don't want to put in nursing homes because it's matter of dignity, they want to stay in their homes. but it's hard. they're just looking for answer.
your parents can keep living independently with dignity. for millions of families in america, this issue is the most important issue they're facing, it's personal. so here's what we're going to do, we're going to expand services for seniors, so families can get help from well-trained professionals to help take care of their parents at home, to cook meals for them, to get their groceries for them, to help them get around, to help them live in their own home, with the dignity they deserve to be afforded. quite frankly what we found is that this is more popular as popular as anything else we're proposing because american people understand the need, it's matter of dignity and pride for our parents. 30 years ago, we ranked number seven among the advanced economies in the world of women
working. today, we rank 23rd, 23rd. seventh to 23rd. once again our competitors are investing and we're standing still. 2 million women in america not working today simply because they can't afford childcare. typical family spends about 11,000 a year on childcare. some states it's $14,500 per child. earning less than $30,000 will pay no more than 7 percent of their income for childcare. for a family making $100,000 a year that will save them more than $7,000 on childcare. this is a fundamental game-changer for families and for our economy. as more parents especially women can get back to work and work in the workforce. i'm looking at a lot of
significant press people in front of me, lot of them are working, working mothers, they know what it costs. i remember when i got to the senate, i lost my wife and daughter in an accident, my two boys, i started commuting 250 miles a day because i had my mom and my dad my brother and my sister to help me take care of my kids and i couldn't afford child care. we extended the middle class tax cut for parents. that's the expanded child tax credit we passed through the america rees pew plan. what that means is for folks at home, they're getting $300 a month for every child under the age of 6, $250 for every age under the age of 18, we're extending that for another year, the money is already a life-changer for so many working
families. help cut child poverty in half this year according to experts. it changes the whole dynamic for working parents. if you paid taxes and had a good income, you could discount from the taxes you owed. how many families do you know a cashier, a waiter, healthcare workers who never got the full benefit of the tax benefit because they didn't have that much to deduct and it wasn't refundable. neither came off your tax bill or you didn't get full credit. why should somebody making $500,000 or $150,000 or $200,000 get to write it off off their taxes and people who need the help more don't get the benefit, that i have the same cost of raising their children. 80% of those left out were
working parents who just didn't make enough money. that's why in the america rescue plan we didn't just expand the amount of the middle class tax amount we also made it refundable, this framework will make it permanent refundable making sure the families who need it get a full credit for it in addition to those who are already getting full credit. they'll make sure every 3-year-old and 4-year-old child in america go to high-quality preschool that's part of the legislation that i brought up to the congress, studies show that when we put 3-year-old and 4-year-olds in school, school not daycare, we increase up to 47% the chance that child, no matter what their background, will be able to earn a college degree. as my wife jill always says, any country that outeducates us will
outcompete us. we also make investments in higher education. by increasing pell grants to help students from lower income families attend community college and four-year schools. we invest in hbcus. minority serving institutions and tribal colleges to make sure every young student has a shot at a good-paying job in the future. this framework extends tax credits to lower premiums for folks who are on the affordable care act for another three years. from 4 million folks in the 12 states that have an expanded medicaid, this framework will enable you to get affordable coverage and medicare will now cover the cost of hearing aids and hearing checkups. this framework also makes the most significant investment to
deal with the climate crisis ever happened. beyond any other advanced nation in the world over $1 billion metric tons emissions reduction, at least ten-times bigger on climate than any bill that's ever passed before and enough to position us for a 50%, 52% emissions reduction by 2030. to grow the domestic industry, create good-paying union jobs. tax credit to help people do things like weatherize their homes so they use less energy. develop clean energy products and help business produce more clean energy. when paired with the bipartisanship infrastructure bill will truly transform this nation, historic investments and passenger rail, biden is a rail guy, that's true, but parke rail
and public transit is going to make hundreds of -- take hundreds of thousands of vehicles off the road, saving millions of barrels of oil. if you can get from point a to point b on electric rail you won't drive your car, you'll take the rail service. we also learned that in most major cities in america, minority populations, the jobs they used to have in town they're now out of town. roughly 60% of the folks don't have vehicles so they need to have a means to get out of town to their jobs, to be on time. that's what -- this will do that like it did for detroit. 95% of the 840,000 school buss in america run on diesel. every day more than 25 million children and thousands of bus drivers breathe polluted air on the way to and from school from the diesel exhaust.
we'll replace thousands of these with electric school buses. that have been big batteries underneath and are good for the climate. i went down to one of the manufacturing facilities, they don't expend any pollution into the air. we'll build out the first-ever national network of 500,000 electric vehicle charging stations all across the country. when you buy an electric vehicle and you get credit for buying it, you go across the country on a single tank of gas, it's not gas figuratively speaking, get off the sidelines on manufacturing solar panels and wind farms, electric vehicles with targeted manufacturing credits.
these will help grow the supply chain in communities too often left behind. reward country for paying good wage for -- reward companies for good wages and for sourcing their materials from here in the united states, that means tens of does millions of panels and turbine, doubling the number of electric vehicles we have on the road in just three years. we'll be able to sell and export these products to the rest of the world creating thousands more jobs because we're going to be the innovators. we'll be putting people to work in good-paying jobs. capping hundreds of thousands of abandoned oil and gas wells because they're leaking things that hurt the air. putting a stop to the methane
leaks. protecting the health of our communit communities. it's a big deal. build up our resilience to the next hurricanes that's a blinking code red for the world. last year alone these type of extreme weather events you've all witnessed caught in the middle of, have caused $99 billion in damage to the united states. $99 billion. we're not spending any money to deal with this? it's costing us significantly. i met in pittsburgh, i met an electrical worker who climbs up power lines to keep the lights on, he calls himself 100% union
guy, his job is dangerous, as he said, and i quote, i don't want my kids growing up in a world where the threat folks, we all have that obligation. that obligation to our children and to our grandchildren. the bipartisan infrastructure bill is also the most significant investment since wes built the interstate highway system and won the space race decades ago. this is about rebuilding the arteries of our economy. across the country now, there are 45,000 bridges and 173,000 miles of roads that were in poor condition. some of the bridges you don't even take a chance of going across. they have shut down. they can't be built back to the same standard, because the weather is not going to get a lot better. we just have to keep it from getting a had been of a lot