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it's going to be lit. reggie: what are you going to get for me? jobi ♪ i can make your hands clap, i good morning, america. for our viewers in the west, a demand for answers as president biden visits the reeling buffalo community on this tuesday morning. new questions about missed warning signs after the supermarket shooting that killed ten people. this morning, exclusive new video capturing the moment the shooter is arrested as we learn more about his path to being radicalized. the meticulous planning, months before what the fbi calls a "racially motivated" attack. plus, the growing concerns over a social media platform. fight for their lives. how worshippers pinned down the gunman at the california church shooting and what the hero pastor is saying this morning. overnight, ukraine ending
its combat mission in the besieged city of mariupol, reaching a deal with russia to evacuate the soldiers trapped in a steel plant for months as vladimir putin promises to respond to finland and sweden's plans to join nato. candy recall. what you need to know about some of the popular brands that are being pulled off the store shelves. amber heard back on the stand. >> i wanna move on with my life. i have a baby. i want to move on. >> the images shown in court alleging abuse. johnny depp's team pushing back with their own pictures. and the "aquaman" actress testifying that his smear campaign cost her career success. the fda's new steps to ease the baby formula crisis. plus, the new plan for the abbott facility that has been shut down since february. how soon store shelves could be well stocked again. ♪ who's going to save the world ♪ and michael is live from the land of fire and ice. this morning, don't miss "gma's"
iceland expedition. >> yeah! >> reporting from the front lines of the climate crisis. strahan is suiting up. >> i'm ready for the puffins. >> exploring the island of these beloved birds. and why the tiny, cute creatures are a really big deal. ♪ tonight ♪ we do say good morning, america. michael is saying good morning, america. no, he's saying yeah! he's getting a closer look at the natural wonders there in iceland and how they're giving us more insight into the climate crisis. >> puffins are something to see. >> so cute. >> a lot more from stray just ahead. there he is. that smiling face. we'll check in with him. also, news on boosters for kids. covid cases on the rise among children and the fda is expected to authorize another shot for ages 5 to 11. we'll have more on that and when they could become available. we begin with the latest on the racist massacre in buffalo.
president biden is heading there as officials release new details about the lives lost. and this morning we're getting an exclusive look at the moment the shooter was arrested and the warning signs that were missed. stephanie ramos starts us off from buffalo. good morning, stephanie. >> reporter: george, good morning. president biden and the first lady will be here in buffalo this morning paying their respects here at the tops supermarket and also meeting with the families of the victims. the president is expected to call for federal hate crime legislation so that what happened here never happens again. this morning, chilling new details on how the gunman behind the deadly mass shooting at a buffalo, new york, supermarket plotted his racist rampage. >> the individual was here a few months ago back in early march. >> reporter: authorities now confirming 18-year-old payton gendron visited tops supermarket two months before he shot and killed ten people in what the fbi calls a racially motivated attack. abc news obtaining a 589-page
document containing the suspect's alleged post on the site discord. authorities say it appears to show how the gunman carefully planned out the massacre, visiting the supermarket on march 8th where he was questioned by a security guard. the document also included sketches of the supermarket, outlining different aisles he could navigate quickly. the shooter allegedly describing the store as his first location, listing other possible locations to attack nearby. police say the shooter visited the store again the day before his deadly assault to conduct reconnaissance, then came back saturday and opened fire. >> there's a lot of people dead in there. >> reporter: this exclusive video capturing the shock and terror in the shooting's aftermath as the gunman was arrested. >> oh, my god. he shot so many people in there. >> reporter: julie harwell seen here falling to the ground inconsolable. her partner and 8-year-old daughter were inside. overnight her partner telling abc news he and their daughter london separated from julie
because they wanted to buy ingredients for a surprise birthday cake. >> i took my daughter so she could pick out what cake that we were going to bake for her mother's birthday, try to surprise her. >> and then what did you hear? >> first you just -- you hear the gunshot. then i see all the people running. so i just grabbed my daughter and ran in the back. >> reporter: lamont and london hiding in a cooler as they recounted to our affiliate. >> i was scared for my mom. i didn't know where she was. i thought she was gone. >> reporter: they were separated for 20 minutes which felt like an eternity. >> that was the longest wait i've had in life. >> reporter: while they made it out alive, the gunman killing ten people. katherine massey, margus morrison, heyward patterson, aaron salter, jr., geraldine tally, ruth whitfield and pearl
young. heyward patterson had just been at his church's soup kitchen before he left for the supermarket. >> he loved the community just as much as he loved the church. you would see him anywhere he was he was encouraging people to be the best they could be. >> reporter: now a demand for answers. authorities revealing the shooter was investigated last spring after writing a paper shortly before graduation that referenced committing murder suicide. the school calling state police, but no charges were filed. >> the individual was brought in for a mental health evaluation. he was evaluated and then he was released. >> reporter: overnight the suspect's friend telling abc news the gunman dropped off ammo boxes at his house the day before the shooting allegedly unannounced. the friend's family calling authorities to have that picked up. george, this is just one piece of evidence investigators are looking into. >> okay, stephanie, thanks. let's bring in our chief justice correspondent pierre thomas. pierre, every hour that goes by, more warning signs missed. >> reporter: george, good
morning. law enforcement officials are locking in on a new document which allegedly contains scores of social media posts from the buffalo suspect showing how he was involved in meticulous planning at least two months before the massacre. the document contains photos of guns, even details on the layout of the store. the suspect was apparently writing on the social media platform discord which allows some level of private communication among peers using the site. it's unclear who, if anyone, was seeing those discord messages. authorities say it's imperative to answer that question because anyone who was reading those messages would have known perhaps weeks in advance that the suspect was amassing an arsenal and had designed a sadistic plot to kill black people at that store. >> there's no routine screening of forums like discord. how concerned should parents be about these social media sites? >> reporter: they should be very concerned and there's growing concern among law enforcement that platforms like discord which is popular with gamers and others can also be a covert chat room for toxic ideas and violence.
abc news has obtained a bulletin from the nypd saying as much. discord says it's cooperating with authoritie saying in a statement overnight, hate and violence have no place on discord. a senior law enforcement official telling me that the suspect appears to have accelerated his time on hate-filled social media sites during the pandemic. george? >> pierre, thank you. robin? now to new details about that california church shooting that left one person dead. ou chief national correspondent matt gutman is in laguna woods with more on the incredible bravery by the worshippers that no doubt saved lives. good morning, matt. >> reporter: hey, good morning, robin. we are now learning that that suspect lurked around this church for hours beforehand strategically placing molotov cocktails, ammunition, chaining and nailing doors shut. now some people saw him inside, thought he was working security until he started firing. the sheriff saying that the parishioners actions in taking
down the gunman likely saved dozens of lives here. this morning, those exclusive images, parishioners pinning to the ground the shooting suspect who opened fire on their congregation. beside them, that knife. to the right that blurred image, the fallen dr. john cheng, one of several heroes of sunday's church service shooting. police say 68-year-old david chou killed cheng. wounding nine others. >> a politically motivated hate incident, a grievance that this individual had between himself and the taiwanese community at large. >> reporter: the gunman, a naturalized american citizen born in china was a licensed security guard from las vegas allegedly leaving behind writings the fbi is investigating as evidence of a hate crime. the day had started with a celebration. about 50 people at the taiwanese presbyterian congregation
welcoming back pastor cheng from taiwan. they could never know the suspect had allegedly set a trap. >> the suspect was able to secure the doors within the church with chains and tried to disable locks within the church with superglue. >> reporter: some managed to escape through the one door the shooter did not lock, and at the moment he stopped to reload, pastor billy sprang into action grabbing a chair and slamming it into the shooter. >> i push in. >> you hit him and then pushed him down on to the floor and his gun dropped. how quickly did people come to help you when you managed to get him down on the ground? >> pretty soon. >> pretty soon. >> some people helped me push him into the floor. >> reporter: they may have been elderly, but they were unafraid. dr. cheng leading the charge. >> the majority of the people in attendance were elderly. they acted spontaneously, heroically.
there would have been many more lives lost if not for their concerted effort. >> reporter: pastor billy struggling with the loss. >> pray for mrs. cheng family and our congregation. >> reporter: so hard to watch. pastor billy telling me this community is going to need a long time to grieve. as for the suspect he is scheduled to be arraigned later today in orange county facing one count of murder, five charges of attempted murder and there's that fbi hate crimes investigation as well. t.j.? >> so incredible to hear how they reacted in that church. matt, thank you so much. we do want to turn to the latest on the war in ukraine. ukrainian forces ending their defense of the besieged city of mariupol with many of the last fighters evacuated from that steel plant stronghold. our senior foreign correspondent ian pannell is on the scene in ukraine. ian, good morning to you. >> reporter: yeah, good morning, t.j. we're at the scene of one of the many bomb sites in the northeastern city of kharkiv.
you just look at the scale of the destruction wrought by a single device inside this courtyard. there isn't a structure in sight here that hasn't been devastated. incredibly, these guys are working so hard to try to clear the site. well, they're volunteers and there are thousands and thousands of sites like this across the city. as people here, as the ukrainians start to push the russians back, they're claiming victory in the battle of kharkiv, but they've had to concede defeat in one of the most famous battles in this war. overnight ukraine appearing to end its combat mission in mariupol, scene of the heaviest fighting in this conflict. striking a deal with russia to evacuate over 260 ukrainian soldiers from the azovstal steel plant. the soldiers were living, fighting and dying there under a relentless siege for nearly three months. 53 other fighters were transported for medical assistance. another 211 soldiers were to be exchanged for russian prisoners of war. president zelenskyy paying
tribute -- [speaking foreign language] -- saying i want to stress ukraine needs ukrainian heros alive. ukraine claiming victories outside of kharkiv, pushing the russians back towards the border. the finished parliament has voted in favor of membership for finland and sweden. vladimir putin saying the expansion will obviously call for our response. biden inviting the leaders of finland and sweden to the white house thursday for a visit. the city of mariupol now lost to
the ukrainians and them having won in the northeast, all eyes will be on the donbas. that's wehere we're expecting te battle to heat up. robin? >> ian, thank you. joining us is steve ganyard. we heard in ian's report, steve, sweden and finland joining nato. talk about unintended consequences. this is exactly the opposite of what putin wanted the alliance expanding. >> if you look at a map you can see that sweden and finland have always provided sort of a geographic buffer for russia to put a buffer, some land between russia and nato countries, so putin must have known that by invading ukraine that he was going to force sweden and finland into the arms of nato. but this idea of restoring the russian empire of taking ukraine was the overriding concern. >> so you don't think nato far as putin's options?nger as - are they still pretty much the same? could he just say basically game over, i'll keep what i've taken?
>> yeah, it's a game changer, robin, but not in the way mr. putin wanted it. it's a game changer because it reinvigorated nato. it's made it the most coherent organization in its history. how that plays out on the battlefield probably doesn't make a difference. putin has very few options in ukraine, given how poorly the war is going. he may have to end up with what he has on the ground now being the final notion. >> can you just briefly -- because we've heard from so many viewers that don't have a full understanding of nato and its impact. can you just concisely explain? >> yeah, so if you look at it, you have russia, which is very fearful of nato and fearful of the west, and you have nato which is most of central and western europe. so this idea of what putin wants to do is, especially in ukraine, is to create this buffer so that there's no influence coming from nato, no influence coming from the west and that was part of the reason he invaded ukraine because he was worried about
ukraine joining nato, joining eu and becoming an influence that would take away power from him in russia. >> thank you for that clarification, steve, thank you. george? now to the big primary day across the nation. contests in five states and our new fivethirtyeight poll shows 52% of americans feel inflation is the most important issue facing them right now. rachel scott is tracking it from a polling place in pennsylvania. good morning, rachel. >> reporter: george, good morning. ad this is the issue looming large over the midterm elections. the majority of americans on both sides of the aisle say the most important issue facing the country right now is the issue of inflation. and just over 30% of americans say their personal financial situation has worsened in recent months. this is a warning sign for democrats and they know it. on the line this midterm election control of the house and senate. >> former president trump playing a big role in these primaries. >> reporter: he sure is. george, he has backed several candidates in today's primaries
including right here in pennsylvania, throwing his support behind dr. oz in the republican senate primary. now, oz has been locked in a very tight race with former hedge fund ceo david mccormick but in recent days conservative commentator kathy barnette has gained momentum. she is being called out for past tweets that are anti-muslim and homophobic. newly surfaced images verified by an independent researcher show her marching to the capitol on january 6th. on the democratic side, john fetterman suffered a stroke days before today's primary. he is now resting and recovering but he will be missing tonight's election night watch party. >> rachel, thanks very much. a lot more coming up on "gma" including amber heard back on the stand facing cross-examination by johnny depp's lawyers who are questioning her allegations of abuse. and unsolved mysteries from above. congress is set to hold its first hearings on ufos in more than 50 years. martha raddatz standing by to bring us the latest. first, good morning, ginger. >> good morning, y'all.
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latest on the buffalo shooting. authorities have confirmed that the 18-year-old gunman visited the tops supermarket two months before he killed ten people in a racially-motivated attack. president biden and the first lady will meet with the families of the victims as the president legislation. also right now, gas prices have hit a new record high. the national average $4.52 a gallon, more than $6 in california. experts say gas prices could average $4.75 a gallon by the end of this month. $5 a gallon will become common in some places. also, the makers of the skittles, starburst and lifesavers gummies have issued a voluntary recall of the popular candy. mars wrigley making the move due to a thin metal strand that could be embedded in specific thcoany wo remove nserto throw outag specific lots being recalled. get more information on that at the fda website. >> important information right there. we get the latest on johnny depp's lawsuit against ex-wife amber heard. she returned to the witness stand monday for a fiery
cross-examination. janai norman has the details. good morning, janai. >> george, good morning to you. so, this is all over a 2018 op-ed that amber heard wrote that never named johnny depp. it's now led to this trial with both sides claiming to be victims of abuse. bringing out personal, private details and allegations, painful memories. amber heard testified she never wanted the public to know, but she's now forced to relive it every day. >> it's torture. i'm in so much pain. >> reporter: amber heard back on the stand facing off against ex-husband johnny depp as the two battle it out in their contentious defamation trial. heard begging for the fight to end just as her cross-examination begins. >> i want to move on with my life. i have a baby. i want to move on. i want to move on. i want johnny to move on too. leave me alone. >> reporter: both heard and depp claiming to be victims of verbal and physical abuse. hear counter suing for $100
million. on monday, heard's team displaying these images in court claiming they showed the abuse she faced at depp's hands but depp's team pushing back with pictures of their own showing heard one day after she claims depp broke her nose. >> your nose doesn't appear to be injured in any of these pictures, does it, ms. heard? >> that's why i'm wearing makeup. >> and makeup covers up swelling, right? >> it's what lies ahead that should concern us. >> reporter: the "aquaman" actress receiving that after one of depp's former attorneys called her abuse allegations a hoax, her role in the upcoming "aquaman 2" was scared back and depp's smear campaign against her cost her career success. >> have you participated in "aquaman 2"? >> a very parred down version of that role, yes. i was given a script then given new versions of the script that had taken away scenes. >> reporter: heard also claiming
the $7 million she pledged to charity from her divorce settlement wasn't fully donated because of the cost of the trial. >> you still haven't donated the $7 million divorce settlement to charity? >> incorrect, i pledged the entirety. i use pledge and donation synonymous with one another. they are the same thing. >> i don't. ms. heard, i don't use it synonymously. >> reporter: at the center of their fight a 2018 op-ed heard wrote in "the washington post" claiming to be a public figure representing domestic abuse. she didn't name depp but he alleges his career was damaged. heard testifying about the op-ed saying, every word was true. insisting she wasn't going after her ex who was never named in the piece and it was instead about her and what happened when women speak up about violence against them. >> the only one who thought it was about johnny is johnny. it's about me. it's about what happened to me after johnny. it's about what happened to me after i escaped my marriage. it was about me and my life and what i endured.
>> reporter: and heard's sister who amber says witnessed a fight between her and depp is expected to testify as well as actress ellen barkin who dated depp back in the '90s and accused him of throwing a bottle of wine at her. depp who denies allegations of abuse will be called back to the stand to be cross-examined. t.j.? >> all right, janai, thank you so much. we do want to turn to the search for answers to the unexplained. a series of unidentified aerial phenomena spotted by military pilots. what are we talking about? unidentified aerial phenomena. we usually call them ufos. congress holding a hearing on them for the first time in 50 years and martha raddatz joins us now. we're not expecting any "e.t." jokes. this is serious stuff. >> reporter: it is serious stuff. it was the late 1960s when ufos were last discussed in a capitol hill hearing. back then you would have been thought half crazy for even bringing up such an idea, but not anymore. with the house intelligence
subcommittee today probing top defense intelligence officials for answers to some very real mysteries. it was the videos that were impossible to ignore and so were the witnesses. released by the military in 2020 you hear stunned navy pilots off california's coast in 2015 wondering out loud, what the heck they were seeing in the skies. >> look at this thing! >> reporter: former navy pilot ryan graves telling "gma," the even counters with these physics-defying objects became almost routine. >> we were seeing them nearly every day we were flying. we weren't going to track these objects. we were going up there to do our normal training missions. >> reporter: according to a u.s. official, defense officials plan to play videos like these to demonstrate how investigators tried to determine and explain what is going on. more than 140 encounters
reported by military personnel. >> my gosh. they're all going against the wind. the wind is 20 knots to the west. >> reporter: at today's hearings videos showing how they do their work as more and more even counters are taking place. >> reports of sightings are frequent and continuing. >> reporter: the government report released last year finding a definitive explanation for only one of the even counters, but ruling out that any of the objects were part of any secret government technology or classified "black program." what might they be? a few possible explanations. counter intelligence devices or something created by the military's own highly sensitive censor equipment.
>> these unidentified aerial vehicles basically can do things that no earthbound vehicle can do. we don't know how to do them and it's really the appropriate thing the navy said, yep, these are real and pinging our radars but we don't know what they are. >> reporter: the words alien or extraterrestrial were not found anywhere in the government report but they were not ruled out either. the pentagon says today's hearings, while it may not find new answers. will help with how these reports are handled. >> it's about organizing the efforts so there is a common collection process for how these reports get brought into the system, how they get analyzed. how they get investigated and then how they get adjudicated. >> reporter: today's open hearing will be followed by a closed classified briefing, but given how few conclusive answers have been found so far whatever the classified part is likely will not settle this, guys. so, t.j., you'll have to work on those "e.t." jokes. >> that's what jumped out here at all of us and robin pointed it out. you said they did not rule out extraterrestrials or aliens, right?
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from overseas, only saying we are casting a broad net. the agency assuring any products that do make it to store shelves here in the u.s. will have gone through rigorous safety checks. >> that's good to know. but what will it take for abbott's key formula plant to be re-opened? >> so many questions about this. there's still several steps that need to be taken here and the agreed upon plan mandates the fda approve every single one of them. the commissioner adding he doesn't expect delays on the fda's part unless there is a problem that needs to be dealt with. he also says the inspectors are ready to go here. as we mentiod, it still could take up to ten weeks to see those products back on store shelves. >> ten weeks, all right, erielle, thank you. all right, well, coming up here on "gma," stray on another adventure. not to space this time. he went to iceland. he stayed on the ground.
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♪ who's going to save the world ♪ back with michael's exciting journey to iceland, part of abc news' commitment to reporting on the climate crisis and the impact all across the globe. >> stray is in the heart of the capitol, reykjavik. stray, how are you doing? >> reporter: i talked about the wind earlier. now we have rain. i feel like a european ginger zee telling you about the weather over here, you know. i've only been here a few days. it really is incredible. it's been an incredible adventure. had a chance not only to see puffins we'll talk about later in the show but also to go out and see the beautiful majestic whales, the biggest mammal here on planet earth and to find out things and learn a lot about whales, like how their tails
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moving forward finding solutions. this is abc 7 news. good morning. aunt reggie a key from abc 7 mornings. joanna has a look at traffic. thank you reggie. good morning, everyone. we are going to be starting in richmond where we're following a crash right now. this is going to be where you see all that red on westbound. 80 before cutting is between a motorcycle and one other vehicle at least one lane is blocked and then we will wrap up here with a live-looking san rafael showing southbound 101 traffic beginning to slow. hydro being and we're seeing numbers slowly climb through the 50s this morning 52 in oakland, but we're at 47 in palo alto a winds will be breezy again this afternoon. like i see those winds gusting over 20 miles per hour at times a little bit stronger along the coastline and we'll do it again tomorrow as well sutro tau we got a lot of sunshine out there this morning. here's how your day is shaping up. we expect nothing but sunshine today take this sunglasses with you 60s and 70s already by lunchtime grab it outside if you can and then later on in the afternoon away from the coast
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. the demand for answers after the supermarket shooting that killed ten people. this morning, exclusive new video captures the moment the shooter is arrested as we learn more about the gunman's path to radicalization. safe sleep for babies. president biden signing a new act into law prohibiting the sale of crib bumper pads and infant inclined sleep products. ♪ we are family ♪ modern family. how a woman befriended her ex-husband's new wife to become the ultimate co-parents. this morning the mom/stepmom's duo's advice for other blended families. ♪ the spectacular music dazzling dancing and megastars
of bollywood. this morning, the influence of the culture, the workout sensation and a special performance right here in times square. ♪ class in session. >> somebody give me a chair. >> "abbott elementary" stars janelle james and sheryl lee ralph are both live in times square. ♪ we're gonna save the world ♪ exploring iceland. >> yeah! >> michael takes us to the land of fire and ice. this morning, why we can learn so much about the climate crisis from these beloved birds. >> ready for the puffins. >> and why there's still hope for the future. >> as i'm saying, good morning, america, from iceland. this is "gma," and it's great to have michael bringing us his adventure in iceland. michael, it is so apparent, you are having a great time. >> reporter: i am having a great
time, robin. i am outside of this church and, you know, this is the architecture that was inspired by basalt columns that form when lava cools, called the land of fire and ice because you have the glaciers right next to the volcanoes. this is called a living laboratory for the climate change and "for life" the climate crisis. this is right in the middle of it. so i cannot wait to show you my piece where we went out and visited the puffins who are going to give us a lot of insight into what's happening in our climate as we can see the trickle down effects of some of the global warming and some of the other things that have affected us here. and like i said it's cold, it's rainy, but it is more than worth it, you guys. i'm telling you it is definitely more than worth it. >> everyone should know michael is like, i want to go to iceland. he put his hand up. he wanted to be there. i'm so glad it's going for you as well as it is. say, yes. >> reporter: like a good
student, i put up both hands. >> you did. we'll get back to you in just a little bit. looking forward to the puffins. >> we've been talking about the puffins all morning. we're finally going to see them in just a bit. also ahead here on "gma," we'll have to talk about these covid cases on the rise and among children, with the fda expected to authorize booster shots for ages 5 to 11 years old and that's coming up in just a few minutes. first, the latest on the shooting in buffalo, including the warning signs missed. back to stephanie ramos in buffalo. good morning, stephanie. >> reporter: george, good morning. the president is on his way here to buffalo, another city marred by an act of violent racism. the president and the first lady will pay their respects here at the tops supermarket, the site of the shooting and will also visit with the families of the victims. this morning, chilling new details on how the gunman behind the deadly mass shooting at a buffalo, new york, supermarket plotted his racist rampage. >> the individual was here a few months ago back in early march. >> reporter: authorities now confirming 18-year-old payton
gendron visited tops supermarket two months before he shot and killed ten people. in what the fbi calls a racially motivated attack. abc news obtaining a 589-page document containing the suspect's alleged posts on the site discord. authorities say it appears to show how the gunman carefully planned out the massacre, visiting the supermarket on march 8th where he was questioned by a security guard. the document also included sketches of the supermarket, outlining different aisles he could navigate quickly. the shooter allegedly describing the store as his first location. listing other possible locations to attack nearby. police say the shooter visited the store again the day before his deadly assault to conduct reconnaissance, then came back saturday and opened fire. >> there's a lot of people dead in there. >> reporter: this exclusive video capturing the shock and terror in the shooting's aftermath as the gunman was arrested. >> oh, my god.
he shot so many people in there. >> reporter: julie harwell seen here falling to the ground inconsolable. her partner and 8-year-old daughter were inside. overnight, her partner telling abc news that he survived by hiding their daughter in a cooler. >> i was scared for my mom. i didn't know where she was. i thought she was gone. >> reporter: while they made it out alive, the gunman killing ten people. the investigation is, of course, ongoing. authorities say they're trying to figure out exactly what the gunman was doing here when he visited back in march, where he went, who he was speaking to. they're scouring surveillance video in this area and pouring through his social media writings. t.j.? >> stephanie, thank you. we want to turn to the breaking news for our viewers in the west. the fda just authorized the booster shot for kids 5 to 11
years. kids as young as 5 could receive their boosters as soon as thursday evening. look ahead the cdc will have a public hearing thursday and have a nonbinding vote. then the cdc director, dr. rochelle walensky, will decide if she recommends boosters for kids 5 to 11. covid cases among children are rising quickly. since february up 76% in just the past two weeks. going in the wrong direction there. robin? we turn to president biden signing the safe sleep for babies act into law prohibiting the move or sale of certain products. erielle back with more on that. good morning, erielle. >> good morning again to you. that law prohibits inclined sleeper or bumper pads long considered a suffocation risk. according to the consumer product safety commission there have been 1 is 13 deaths
involving crib bumper and more than 100 deaths connected to inclined products since 1990. chicago the first city to ban the bummers back in 2011. this new law won't take affect until later this year. consumer advocates concerned they're still on store shelves warning parents to avoid them and, remember, pediatricians recommend that babies sleep the safest when they are alone while flat on their backs on an age appropriate mattress in a crib, bassinet or play yard. george? >> thank you, erielle. let's look at queen elizabeth making a surprise appearance at london's paddington station this morning. she's on her feet, had a cane in hand. she had a subway line named in her honor. in weeks she'll celebrate her platinum jubilee where she will celebrate 70 years on the throne. >> good to see her up and about. coming up on our "gma morning menu," michael showing us the wonders of iceland. also ahead, the story of how
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♪ welcome back to "gma." >> trying to figure out what the music is to what we're going to talk about. >> baby, don't look back. >> what's the song? >> "don't look back" is that what i'm hearing. >> from michael strahan, "don't look back." >> actually we're going to be looking forward because you two have been looking forward to this interview with a history maker you'll have for us. >> the new white house press secretary.
i'll talk with karine jean-pierre live from the white house. her first week on the job. she is making history as the first black person, first openly gay person and the first immigrant to hold that position. so very much looking forward, not looking back. >> breaking a whole lot of barriers at the same time. >> she is. now to our "gma" cover story, michael's journey to iceland. it's all part of abc news' commitment to covering the climate crisis. good morning, again, michael. >> reporter: hey, good morning, george. we are here just checking out the natural beauty in iceland, but also learning more about the local creatures here which could teach us so much about climate change. i had a chance to take to the water to go see the puffins and i got to say, the seas are a little rough. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: curious, clever and cute. no surprise puffins are beloved in iceland. nearly half of the world's puffins call this home. >> this is the stronghold in
iceland. it's actually the most common bird in iceland, 2.5 million pairs. >> reporter: nicknamed the parrots of the sea, puffins have fallen victim to the ever increasing threat of climate change resulting in a lower number of offspring. so i'm here ready to see the brilliant birds but first i have to get suited up. let me test my balance. we're headg ce called akurst. >> let's do it. >> reporter: this is is a researcher and leading expert who has been studies puffins for over 30 years. >> welcome aboard. ready to go? >> let's do it. >> reporter: megan is our captain and expert puffin locater. we speed off into the waters. yeah! and soon we're among a colony of puffins. >> they're monogamous. do they mate for life? >> well, there is a 7% divorce
rate i read somewhere. better than humans, i think. >> reporter: the puffins are here to lay their eggs in burrows they create underground. females lay one single egg and raise chicks of pufflings. >> 42 days to incubate and they do it by equal share of duties and incubating while the other is feeding. they eat half their body weight per day. >> you call them an indicator species. >> yeah, they are. if the food goes down and they need to go further, or they can't raise the chick anymore, it will perish from starvation. that's why they are so sensitive to food abundance. >> reporter: but changes in water temperature along with fluctuating levels of a chemical found in the earth's crust called silicate is threatening the food chain. that means less fish for puffins and the baby pufflings. >> we study their reaction to temperature for 140 years. it shows extreme connection to temperature. so if you increase or decrease
the mean annual temperature by one degree celsius, then 55% of the chicks are going to die. >> for a human you go one degree, it's not a big deal. >> it's huge. >> for these birds -- >> we really have it heating here over 1 degree now in less than a decade. this is a living laboratory for studying the effect of climate change. >> reporter: puffin numbers have decreased here by about 44% over the last 15 years. but there is hope. last year was the highest production of pufflings on record since the measuring of breeding success in iceland. and here on these protected islands, puffins are plentiful allowing researchers to continue their invaluable work and forecast their future. as you guys see how important the puffins are to our -- to the world and to our planet, and here they are so iconic, they're on artwork, sweatshirts. they even make stuffed animals. so, you know, robin, this puffin
is coming back to new york for you. as a matter of fact, i'm going to splurge. everybody gets a puffin. >> you get a puffin and you get a puffin and you get a puffin. you the man there, michael. bt, you know, what was it like, michael, to see those beautiful birds in the wild like that? >> reporter: i mean, it really is amazing to go to a place where they are a safe haven for the puffins. it makes you feel more connected to the planet. makes you feel more connected to nature and also it makes you realize how everything that we do, it has a bigger effect down the road. we may not see it right there in the moment but it does have an effect on our planet and on these species of animals that keep our planet going. >> how about the boat ride, michael? >> reporter: oh, george. the boat ride was fantastic. you would have loved it because those seats had a shock on it so we're in suspension like riding aladdin's magic carpet. it was fantastic.
even though the seas were rough -- you wanted it. i'm giving you the true description, george. >> you are. not sugar coating it. >> george, is a big kid. you wet our appetite here today. what are you going to bring us tomorrow, michael strahan? >> reporter: tomorrow is going to be fantastic. we had a chance to go out and see the whales, robin, and i can't wait for you to see that footage. it really is amazing and learn a lot more about the whales and how they fall into our ecosystem and what they're telling us about the future of our planet as well. that's what i will bring you from beautiful rainy, windy, chilly, cold iceland, baby. >> we are looking forward to tomorrow. you get inside right now. >> yes. taking one for the team. it's true. he put both hands up. he wanted to go to iceland and bring us this adventure. bless him for that. >> we'll see more of it tomorrow. let's go to ginger. >> you know, michael called himself a european ginger zee doing the weather report. i think he's more like an
icelandic david attenborough, right? my new name for you. that's what's happening. all about the animals. i have ginger zee information for you and that is in new mexico, they now have their largest wildfire in their state records and so we're looking at that calf canyon/hermits peak nearly 3,000 acres burned and not contained down to 26% fi dger still up. new mexico, you're right in. arizona, utah, nevada, humidity drew: i'm your abc 7 meteorologist. we will have wind gusting over 20 miles per hour at times later today. 60's and 70's on the bay shoreline. overnight tonight, clear skies, numbers in the 40's and 50's. warmer weather tomorrow as things make a comeback into the weekend with sunshine and above average temperatures.
now to the story of a modern blended family. how one mom and her child's stepmom became best friends. janai norman is back with how the two women are hoping to inspire other families. good morning, again, janai. >> good morning again, robin. these two women, they know that their relationship is on the extreme end of the spectrum but it started out on the offense end. they ignored each other for about four years but a bottle of champagne, a card on mother's day and the pandemic helped break the ice between this mom and stepmom. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: tiffany and meghan are part of a blended family. a i tfany. st fan. ed to this s >> we're the moms of tampa. >> this is my husband's ex-wife. >> reporter: but this mom/stepmom duo both children of divorce themselves say their friendship didn't happen overnight.
>> it was four years that it took. >> before we even, yeah, we even talked. i mean four years of awkwardness, really not saying anything besides quick little hi and byes. >> reporter: meghan shares equal custody of her 11-year-old michael with her ex-husband. >> he didn't want to express that he was having a good time at each household because he was like just -- he was just worried about upsetting the other household and that was 100% one of the reasons why i reached out to her. i saw that firsthand and was like that's not okay. >> reporter: meghan and tiffany say the pandemic helped bring them together and the tension between them eased. >> both of our husbands had covid. >> at the same time. >> at the same time. tiffany and i ended up quarantining together. >> we had a blast, though. we had a great time. >> such a good time. >> reporter: the best friends are now sharing their message of togetherness on social media. their account, moms of tampa, hoping to inspire other moms and stepmoms to find common ground and co-parent together.
>> you know, this is huge. it's really important for kids to feel protected and loved and comfortable and when you're warring with a stepparent or the parent, then that creates a very tense environment for the child or children. so it is important to try to get along. >> it can be done. let me just say that. like, we give so many people who are like i could never, just put your private feelings aside. it can be done. >> again, meghan and tiffany know they're the exception and not the rule. while it won't happen overnight, they say keep trying even if it takes years. when i talked to erika yesterday she emphasized communication is key. good communication is essential for the sake of the kids when it comes to co-parenting. >> always comes down to communication. thank you so much, janai. how about a little "pop news" there, lara?
>> let's do it. good morning, everybody. we begin with an exclusive first look at the new issue of "vanity fair" celebrating all things "star wars." as we gear up for the premiere of the new "obi-wan kenobi" show streaming later this month, ewan mcgregor is saying he wasn't sure if he wanted to join the franchise back in the '90s. this time around different story. he jumped at the chance to face off against hayden christensen. the article also gets into the "mandalorian" and creators say when they first came up with the script they weren't sure if they would include this little character you may have heard of called baby yoda and they certainly did not want him to be too cute because the goal was to have the audiences feel pity for this character. sorry, guys. there are dozens more never before revealed secrets, really in-depth. wish i could go into them. you can when you check out the new issue. it comes out may 24th. and coming here to "gma," the star of "obi-wan kenobi," ewan mcgregor himself will be joining us live to chat all things "star
wars" next week before the show launches on may 27th on disney plus. exciting. >> it is. >> thanks, "vanity fair." great pictures. in music news this morning, harry styles' fans still have to wait three days for his new album. i know, robin. we can tell you right now about the rave reviews it's already getting. "rolling stone" says styles delivers, quote, sleek, heartfelt pop pleasure on this santa ana summer breeze of a record. now, that's good writing and "people" magazine is singing its praises writing that harry breaks his own mold and proves the third time is the charm with his third album, "harry's huse." meanwhile, harry is giving his own review of the album during this interview. take a look. >> i'm making this because it's what i want to listen to and, you know, this is like my favorite album at the moment and i love it so much and it was also made so much more intimately than anything. >> sounds like he had such a good time making it.
you can hear more of that conversation with harry on apple music and the album, "harry's house" drops this friday. >> i think this is the third week in a row -- >> i know. >> i'm not complaining that you've had harry styles in "pop news." not complaining at all but just -- >> i know. i know. i'm excited. you are too, right? any fans of lady whistledown out there? she's spilling tea again. the gossip girl releasing a new post about "bridgerton" writing, dearest readers, this author can confirm that the upcoming season of "bridgerton" shall follow none other than the budding relationship between mr. collin bridgerton and one miss penelope featherington. will she finally take bloom? time will tell and so will this writer. the actress who played her saying she's glad to not have to keep the secret any longer. the new show runner says, i feel
like it's collin and penelope's time. i agree. no word on season 3 on the debut but the show has been renewed through season 4. >> it's okay to take detours. >> i love that. taking creative license. finally just want to say happy birthday to one shell of a gal.let'ta ia, the w. >> the oldest resident of the oklahoma city zoo predating television, washing machines, even the discovery of penicillin born in 1928, the galapagos islands, issa was gifted with her very favorite, a veggie fruitcake. needless to say she took her own sweet time enjoying every last bite. happy birthday, lady. >> beautiful. stay with us on "gma." josh gad in studio. >> let's go, josh. ♪
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the san jose camera is showing you bright skies. 70's and 80's away from the coast. kumasi: we will have an update in about 30 minutes. ♪ i can make your hands clap, i can make your hands clap ♪ we are so happy to welcome back one of our favorite guests finally back in the studio. josh gad, welcome back. [ applause ] >> i missed you guys so much. thank you all. thank all seven of you. i missed you guys. it was weird doing it on zoom. i didn't love it as much. you guys are still beautiful on zoom but it just wasn't the same flavor. >> it is great to have you back. >> thank you. >> "central park," third series -- third season. >> yes. >> animated series. tell us what to expect. >> you should expect some surprise returns, not really surprises because i'm telling you now. kristen bell is coming back, which we're really excited about.
sara bareilles, some of our old amazing composers are coming in. the show is just -- it's hits its stride. it's really exciting and, you know, our cast is insane. it's the avengers of musical theater, daveed diggs, tituss burgess, stanley tucci. >> it's all come together. for people who don't know, you play a busker in "central park." while you've never been a street performer, is it true or not true, josh, that you were seen walking the streets of new york city in a pink bathrobe? >> it's a very interesting question. that has a lot of truth to it. so when i was young, i was in college, i was visiting my best friend seth gabel who ended up marrying bryce dallas howard and at the time i was in a very competitive relationship with bryce because i thought she was taking my best friend away from me. thanks, bryce. and she -- [ laughter ] i was freezing. i was standing outside their
apartment in chelsea and i couldn't get in and screamed up, guys, i need a jacket and bryce threw down a pink robe and i was so cold that i wore this pink bathrobe through new york city on every subway on every street and it really gave me a flavor of what it means to be a new yorker at the time and, yeah, we became very good friends since. i'm godfather to her children now because of that incident. >> what should we expect from kristen bell? >> she's coming on to play -- i don't know if i can say it yet, i guess i will. you're hearing it first. she's going to play katherine's sister and she's just -- it's unbelievable to have her back and hearing her sing again is so exciting and incredible. the whole cast is just firing on all cylinders, except for me. i'm holding show back. >> kristen, you all had a reunion on stage, carnegie hall. >> we did.
>> a month or so ago. >> santina was there. >> santina was there who i haven't seen in forever, yeah, so we sang -- i did songs can from "the book of mormon" and "frozen" to celebrate the lopezes who wrote all of these incredible numbers and it was so good to see kristen and santino again, my co-stars from "frozen." they've still got it. it was so fun. >> you did "let it go" at the end. >> i did. there's a problem with this. people assume that because i'm in "frozen" i know the lyrics to "let it go." >> come on. >> what's funny, i don't know the lyrics to "let it go." there was a little monitor but everybody was like, josh, just move over. you know it already. we need this. i was like, yeah, i could go, guys. and so i've got the mic and doing this. ♪ the stars are bright and the mountains are light and you know that things are nice ♪ like just making things up. not a single word was correct. it was a disaster.
and, of course -- this is a true story. i had the only working mic on the stage. >> oh! >> you just heard -- kids were like, did they say -- [ laughter ] >> those aren't the words. >> let it flow? >> speaking of kids, you brought your child to the doctor and you walk into the waiting room or whatever and you know how pediatricians have murals and there was one of olaf and all his buddies. >> it wasn't even a mural. it was like -- it was like an art exhibition. i walk in and our pediatrician -- my daughter had a foot infection and our pediatrician said, come in at 9:00 a.m. on saturday before anyone gets there. i go, great, we come in. and i don't think the person at the front desk knew who i was. i'm wearing a mask and doing all that and she goes, okay, so just go into this room and we walk in and it's literally not even
"frozen" themed. there's olaf everywhere. it's like a fever dream and my daughter looks at me and she goes, did they do this for us, daddy? and i go, i hope not, sweetie. i hope not. it was so crazy and so surreal. >> you mention "book of mormon." what will it take to get you back on broadway. >> it'll take you paying me a good salary. no, i want to come back so badly and, in fact, over the past couple of weeks, i came about three weeks ago to do that performance back now and have just been seeing theater nonstop. so i think within the next year or two i want to go back on stage. >> hey. >> looking into something right now. dream role. so hopefully, yeah, that will happen. >> you've been spilling everything else. want to spill that? >> okay. here it is. i want to do a revival of
"music man." you're hearing it here. right now you're going what the hell is he talking about? "funny thing happened on the way to the forum" is sort of my dream role. >> i could see that. >> if "music man" doesn't work out, i feel that's the one. we'll see. i miss it so much. i miss it. >> we missed you. >> i miss you guys. >> are you going to make a concerted effort to learn the lyrics of "let it go"? >> no. here's the thing, it's not my song. i have a hard enough problem learning the lyrics to "in summer" that i have been singing and can't remember. idina, you got that. that's all america needs. >> thank you for coming back. catch the first two seasons of "central park" streaming on apple tv plus.
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we're back now on "gma" with two of the stars of "abbott elementary." the abc sitcom has become an instant hit, receiving critical acclaim getting renewed for a second season. this morning, please welcome, she's new here to "gma," janelle james and sheryl lee ralph. you are back. >> oh. >> thank you. >> a little newbie over there. i know, i know. >> cri'm just like.
>> okay, so when did you all know? when did you know? was it when you got the script? when did you know we got something special here? when did you feel it? >> definitely the script like i read it and i was like, i need to be involved in this however -- i auditioned for my part but i was like i'll clean up in the background if that's what needs to happen because it was so well done, the pilot. and funny. it was hilarious so, yeah. >> tyler and i had a moment.d i shows and we were -- might have been like the third or fourth day of shooting the pilot and we both looked at each other and we were like, whoa. something is really happening here. i mean it was visceral. we could feel like someone was stirring a pot of magic and that's what it felt like. >> the chemistry with the ensemble staff cast is just special. >> i mean, and that's so interesting. >> it was easy. it was easy. >> exactly. >> we all just came right together. and i really think that a lot of that has to do with quinta. quinta really hand picked each
one of us and put this cast together. >> you -- i guess you're supposed to be the antagonist, your character, the principal. [ laughter ] >> he likes me. >> who wouldn't like you? >> i love the character and i guess a lot of people can relate to somebody who doesn't really like their job and will say whatever they want to say. >> everybody -- also everybody has had that like boss where you get to that level of work and you are like, how did you get this job? so like reaffirms like, oh, i'm not crazy, these people exist. and everyone wants to be a person who can -- who just says their thoughts and you can't in regular life so i'm that person. they're living through me. >> you just nail it. you nail it each and every time. >> thank you. >> i'm telling you. your character is the one we've all had that teacher that is just dedicated but you actually wanted the role that janelle has? >> well, you know, when i read the script, i said to quinta, i said, quinta, just give me a shot at the principal. it would be wonderful in my mind
to take something that was so unexpected, but i was shocked when people found me as mrs. howard. so unexpected. so i'm like, hey, you get it and i'm loving it. >> yeah. yeah. like she is mrs. howard, yeah. you are. >> everybody's had that teacher. >> oh, yeah. thankfully we have. thankfully. >> yes. >> imagine the stories you all have from the set but there is a lot of ad-libbing that goes on i'm sure. but can you remember some moment, anything that stood out between the two of you or something you saw her do that just cracked you up? >> oh, my god. sweet baby jesus and the grown one too, that was an ad lib and that's the hardest -- i mean, like i said, it was easy. we laughed the whole shoot but that was the hardest like -- we laughed. the cast, the crew, you know. it was just and the different takes of it. i've never heard that saying before. >> you said this line. >> sweet baby jesus and the
grown one too. >> i've never heard that. >> it's also how she delivers it. >> my friend -- >> yeah, it was hilarious. >> that wig is becoming a thing. i go out into the world and people are like, my teacher has that wig. i know that wig right there. mrs. howard's wig and i'm like, oh, my goodness gracious and i really love her wardrobe, though. whenever i look at her wardrobe, i'm like, why is she wearing all my clothes? >> i really hate her wardrobe. [ laughter ] >> works out well. >> you know, but the pearls and i wear teacher shoes. >> i'm sorry. >> we have to do well. >> i've spent all the children's money on my wardrobe. i'm so sorry. >> all of it. >> do you share any traits from your characters in real life? >> yeah, i don't typically think before i speak as well, so --
>> oh. she tells us now we're into the interview a few minutes. >> it's early so i'll be good. but, yeah, i'm kind of -- i'm outspoken and, yeah, and out there type of character so i guess -- >> i want good vibes. i want good vibes. i want great things for the world and with my children, i want wonderful things to happen for my children and i want for the students, even though they're my fake students, i want when they leave that set that they know they can possibly do this in the future. yeah. [ laughter ] >> it's true. but those little ones too, the students that you have on the show -- >> yeah, they're so wonderful. >> adorable. >> all of it. >> i remember my very first film with sidney poitier, "piece of the action" and he apologized to me when we finished. he said, i'm so sorry, the industry will have nothing to offer you next because we were all very young in a classroom situation. he gave me this little bag with all the stuff that i would need,
books, make-up and stuff to carry me through the industry if it was what i really wanted to do. i see these kids and i say, yes. quinta, they're going to be able to do this because you created this for them. yeah. >> bless y'all. tank you. i know janelle, hmm. looking at -- >> yes, miss howard. [ laughter ] >> thank you. thanks to quinta and all. we had such a good time in philadelphia. did a shoot with her. >> i saw that. that was great. >> thank you and we're excited about season 2. "abbott elementary" returns for season 2 this fall on abc. go to hulu right now and get caught up. you know what we're talking about. >> watch it again. let's go over to ginger. >> that's what i'm doing next, thank you, robin. it's been smoking hot in texas. these records they've been breaking, dallas ten days of consecutive 90 plus. the most this early, abilene has had eight days of 100 plus this month. that's the most they've done in may and we're far from over. look what will happen today in texas, many folks over the
century park and then it all starts to move east. yep, 90 possible in boston. drew: here with your accuweather forecast, bright and warm, breezy later today. 70's and 80's, a warming trend continuing tomorrow, above average over the weekekekekekeke very special morning coming up celebrating bollywood out here in times square. don't go anywhere. ♪
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indian cinema actually produces the most amount of films in the world and because they have so many different languages spoken in india, they have many industries. bollywood is the most famous with its massive impact and influence. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: bollywood is an iconic part of the world's largest film industry. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: it's the anymore name for the mainstream hindi language sector of indiana janindianan cinema. blending the words hollywood and bombay now known as mumbai where the industry is based. despite the similar names there's a lot that makes bollywood unique. like the spectacular music and dance sequences laced throughout each film. >> people tend to think this was the cause of hollywood musicals. it's not so. our traditions are more than
5,000 years old and songs and dances have been a very big part of our culture. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: the business churning out massive stars. leading a dazzling escape from reality with its wide range of genres filmed in all corners of the globe, all full of swooning romance and drama. ♪ ♪ >> it's like a fantasy world that you sort of enter. >> reporter: bollywood is only a fraction of indian cinema's century old empire but its magnetic pull can be felt everywhere. like with the increasingly ines infectious style of music and dance. >> that sound just, you cannot help but start moving and the goal of any workout program is to get moving. >> reporter: programs bring the sensation and culture to more
than 30 u.s. states and countries. >> when people from all backgrounds embody the spirit with their expression, for someone who has not experienced that before to be able to now embrace that, is just a beautiful thing. >> reporter: okay, another beautiful thing, bollywood meeting broadway. the beloved classic "ddlj" set to premier in san diego at the old globe theater later this year. next year it's making its big broadway debut. lara? >> that's great, zohreen. thank you so much. times square, a very special - dance company that blends bollywood classical and folk styles in their dance. the dance culture celebrating diversity. ♪
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from the coast line. kumasi: now it is time for live with kelly and ryan and we will >> announcer: it's "live with kelly and ryan!" today, "the office bffs"jenna fischer and angela kinsey. plus, from the trauma "the good doctor," freddie highmore appeared and summer travel tips as we continue our "bring on the heat week." also, jane krakowski takes a seat at the co-host desk. all next on "live!" and now, here are ryan seacrest and jane krakowski! [cheers and applause] >> ryan: the legend. deja, good morning. come around. >> jane: what a gentleman.