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>> oh! >> reporter: the rare strike laying waste to the small community. >> we have a major tornado strike here. >> reporter: daylight showing the aftermath of the storm. vehicles overturned. buildings destroyed. >> looks like part of hobby lobby's roof is gone. >> all of a sudden like roof started to shake. the left side of hobby lobby's roof just came off, and i just watched that tornado eat the entire back of hobby lobby. >> reporter: and knocking down trees and power lines. this street looking like a battlefield. josh long was at a friend's house and received an emergency alert. just minutes later, the tornado swept through. >> it all came extremely fast. it came and went and basically has everybody dazed and confused. >> and the good news is northern michigan in the clear today. the bad news is, though, these storms are developing into a long line that's going to be extending. we've got a severe weather risk from texas all the way up to the canadian border. all modes of severe weather are possible. plus, we're talking about dangerous and record-setting heat.
take a look at this. we've got heat advisories in place from philadelphia to new york city all the way up to boston as we're anticipating feels like temperatures around 100 degrees. back to you, eva. >> all right. thanks, danielle. now to president biden's high-stakes trip to asia. biden meeting with his south korean counterpart as u.s. oficials warn of a real risk of some provocation from north korea while the president is in the region. abc's senior white house correspondent mary bruce is in seoul with the latest. good morning to you, mary. >> reporter: eva, good morning. well, president biden is now finishing up his first full day here in seoul dining right now with his south korean counterpart. i can tell you it was a busy day with diplomacy on the agenda, the economy, the war in ukraine, the rising threat from china and new steps to tackle north korea's aggression. overnight president biden sitting down with south korea's new president. >> i am delighted to be back in your beautiful country and at a time when the alliance between
the republic of korea and the united states has never been stronger, more vibrant or, i might add, more vital. bluntieat fromop of mind, rtkorea. the presonct more joint military exercises and discuss deploying more u.s. weapons to the region. biden says he's still open to meeting with dictator kim jong-un but only if it's in good faith. >> with regard to whether i would meet with the leader of north korea, it would depend on whether he was sincere and whether he was serious. >> reporter: but kim has shown no interest in negotiating. instead, he's been ramping up missile tests, some capable of reaching the u.s. the white house now warning there's a real risk north korea could launch another long-range missile or even conduct a nuclear test during biden's visit. but north korea is also dealing with a threat of its own, a major covid crisis. the regime acknowledging its first major outbreak. at least 2.5 million people are now sick. earlier this week a rare
sighting of kim in a mask, but he is still refusing to accept most assistance. biden says the u.s. stands ready to help. >> we've offered vaccines, not only to north korea, but to china as well, and we're prepared to do that immediately. we've gotten no response. >> reporter: now tomorrow the president heads to tokyo where he'll be meeting with the leaders of japan, australia and india. he'll continue to have conversations about reinforcing these relationships and his commitment to standing up to china. janai? >> mary bruce, thank you so much. back here at home now and to 10000 new infections are now being reported every day. abc's elwyn lopez is at cdc headquarters in atlanta with the concerns over this latest surge. elwyn, good morning to you. >> reporter: hey, janai, good morning. nearly every state in the country is now seeing an uptick in covid-19 cases, and now some health experts are warning that the number of infections is likely undercounted and much higher.
this morning, nearly half of the u.s. is living in a county with higher medium covid-19 risk levels. hospitalizations for those 17 and under now up more than 16% over the past week. this as children across the country roll up their sleeves once again. with boosters green-lighted this weekend for children 5 to 11, experts say the timing couldn't be better. >> with memorial day around the corner, being able to top out that immunity for our kids is super important. >> reporter: many parents feeling hopeful about vaccinating their children. >> my daughter, it's very important for her to be able to spend time with my own mother and, you know, even though children seem to be at lower risk of severe disease from covid, it was important for me to protect my family and my own mother. >> reporter: but not all parents are rushing to boost their children. >> as of now, i don't know how much testing was done. i don't want to take my kid into that risk. >> reporter: nationwide new
covid cases are on the rise, over 101,000 a day. a top official telling abc news an updated vaccine is expected to roll out in the fall and winter, and with summer around the corner, camps and parents are preparing to make sure kids stay as safe as possible while also having fun. >> we're limiting who is allowed in the cabin, so parents will just be driving through and dropping off. we're keeping all of our kiddos outside for our activity spaces and trying to limit the indoor space, so if a kid is exhibiting symptoms of covid, we bring them to the health center and we're able to test them right there and right there. >> reporter: and due to the rise in covid cases, the philadelphia school district is now requiring students and staff to mask up again starting monday. whit? >> all right, elwyn, thank you. joining us now is abc news medical contributor dr. darien sutton here in the studio with us this morning. dr. sutton, always good to see you. >> good to see you. >> now, first on these boosters, now approved for 5 to 11-year-olds, the question a lot
of parents are asking, should i do it now or should i wait especially considering a new and improved vaccine might be out in te fall? >> that's a great question. my general recommendation is do it now. the reason why is because many don't realize it, but we are in an active surge. cases are going up, hospitalizations are going up, and we understand that although the risk is less for children, it isn't zero, so my recommendation is to get the vaccine now and better safe than sorry, not just protecting against the acute effects of covid, but also the possible complications. >> and what if your child has actually had covid recently, what are the considerations for parents? >> that's another great question. the general recommendation is to finish the isolation prior to getting any vaccine or booster. but my recommendation is to wait until that child has been fully recovered from their infection. we understand from research and data previously that those who have been infected are less likely to get infected again within three months. so my general recommendation is, if you want to wait that amount of time, that is okay but, again, try to get it as soon as you can. >> i want to go back to something you noted earlier. the fda expected to decide on
the new covid vaccine formula in july, and this would theoretically roll out in the fall. what do we expect from the changes, and why is it happening now? >> the current vaccines including boosters are geared against the primary or initial covid-19 that we saw, that primary virus variant. now we've obviously got new variants posing new threats so the fda will meet to discuss the data that we have on vaccines and decide whether or not they're effective against these new threats. the question is, what can we do to create the longest duration vaccine that provides the most protection to the community? >> there's that balance. because we have the immediate threat, the surge in cases right now, but also the one they're expecting coming in the fall. >> exactly, it's all about trying to predict the future. >> dr. sutton, always great to see you, especially in the studio this morning. >> eva, over to you. now to the tragedy in buffalo. a funeral for a second victim held later today as authorities search for answers. they're focusing on what the alleged shooter may have posted online just prior to the massacre and who may have seen it. abc's phil lipof joins us with the story. good morning, phil. >> reporter: good morning, eva.
32-year-old roberta drury, the youngest of the mass shooting victims, is being laid to rest today in her hometown of syracuse. she moved to buffalo to be closer to her brother who was suffering from leukemia. her online obituary saying, her heart was so big, everyone was in her family. friday was the first of the funerals. heyward patterson, a church deacon, who leaves behind a wife and a daughter was laid to rest in a private ceremony there. more funerals, of course, will be held this week. as for the investigation, they are now focusing on the alleged shooter's private discord account. sources tell abc news authorities are searching for about a dozen users who were invited to view payton gendron's discord diary in the moments before the attack that killed ten people at that buffalo supermarket. investigators say at least some of those people viewed at least some of the diary. finding these people, of course, though, is going to be made more difficult by the fact that it's common to use aliases on that platform.
also on friday, attorney general merrick garland announcing that last week's mass shooting is now being investigated as a hate crime. the justice department looking at whether the victims were targeted by the shooter because of their race. janai? >> a lot more to be investigated there. phil, thank you. turning now to washington and we're learning more about virginia thomas, the wife of supreme court justice clarence thomas, and her efforts to overturn the 2020 election. abc's maryalice parks joins us now with more. maryalice, good morning. >> reporter: janai, good morning. there are new emails first obtained by "the washington post" and then by abc, and they show that virginia thomas was urging arizona lawmakers to disregard the votes of arizonans and instead simply unilaterally direct arizona's 11 electoral college votes to donald trump by appointing their own slate of electors. one email from thomas reads, please take action to ensure that a clean slate of electors is chosen for our state. virginia thomas sent that email
just days after the election, before arizona's secretary of state had officially certified the state's results. the state, remember, went through recounts and audits to make sure that the will of the voters was reflected and accurately counted. big picture, these emails show just how active virginia thomas was at this time working to keep trump in office, and they set up real questions about potential conflicts of interest. should her husband clarence thomas and the rest of the supreme court be asked soon down the road to weigh in on challenges or on any cases that deal with efforts to overturn the 2020 elections, janai. >> maryalice, to that point we learned last night that rudy giuliani met with the january 6th congressional committee. >> reporter: yeah, janai. we know that he met virtually with the committee for nearly eight hours. giuliani obviously led on many of those legal challenges in the aftermath of the 2020 election. we were told at times talking to the committee he did invoke
attorney/client privilege. this is as they're gearing up for the public hearings set for later this month. whit? >> all right, maryalice, thank you. we move to the war in ukraine and russia claiming its biggest victory yet saying it has captured the city of mariupol after nearly a three-month siege. but ukrainian officials say they're repelling other attacks in the east. abc's tom soufi-burridge is in kyiv this morning with the latest. tom, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, whit. burnt out russian tanks and armored personnel carriers now the local attraction here in the heart of kyiv. as president biden pledging a $40 billion aid package for europe because of russia's invasion here. this morning, the moment a russian missile hit a concert hall in the northeast of ukraine. president zelenskyy sharing the video calling it absolute evil. seven killed in the attack, including an 11-year-old child. to the east, putin's offensive ramping up again.
but british intelligence claiming drones critical for pinpointing artillery strikes are in short supply for the russians because of western sanctions. meanwhile, the u.s. supplying more artillery guns to ukraine, but ukraine lobbying the biden administration for even more, wanting multiple rocket launchers. one ukrainian official telling abc news, new weapons vital now to drive a weakened russia out of ukraine. for now the kremlin claiming a victory in the port city of mariupol, busing out the last ukrainian fighters to surrender at the steel plant. the devastation brought by putin's invasion reflected by anna's story as she battles to walk again. russian troops wrecking her apartment in the town of bucha. anna attempting to escape, driving out when russian soldiers attacked their car. her husband anton killed. anna badly wounded.
>> doctors are very surprised because nobody believed that i would leave. >> reporter: anna pregnant, losing her unborn son. >> our boy didn't die on the 4th of march. he was with me till the 8th of march. i was in a very bad condition. that's why i lost my baby. >> reporter: but anna, a fighter, determined to regain full control of her body again. guys, finland's gas supply from russia cut off overnight because finland has applied to join nato and president zelenskyy here in ukraine warning that their battle with russia will be long and bloody. eva? >> all right, tom for us there, thank you. now to the fire danger out west as temperatures soar across the country. the record-breaking heat worsening drought conditions. abc's will carr has more from las vegas on the efforts to save water.
>> reporter: wildfires have consumed more than 2.3 million acres so far this year with the hottest and driest months still to come. this weekend three-quarters of the western united states remain in the grips of a megadrought, and there are few places soaked in as much sunshine as las vegas. sin city is having an honest conversation about water and the effects of climate change. there's nowhere in las vegas where water is more visual than right here at the bellagio, and even though we're in the middle of this megadrought, it's still business as usual. las vegas largely depends on lake mead, a reservoir located in nevada and arizona for its water supply. even with the water dropping to new record low, without this pumping station, half of las vegas would have lost its ability to get water. the southern nevada water authority has been preparing for the desert to get drier for decades. >> in southern nevada we've actually added about 750,000 people in the last 20 years while simultaneously using 26% less water. >> reporter: that's where they're targeting their conservation efforts.
we tagged along as las vegas valley water district investigators scoured neighborhoods for water being wasted. >> most of the water violations we come across are almost all the yards have turf and have grass landscape. because of sprinklers, sprinklers break, they have excess run times. >> reporter: here they required all grass to be replaced by 2026. these homeowners ditched their grass choosing instead to install desert-friendly landscaping. >> we bought higher-end turf product because we wanted it to look like grass. >> reporter: and it's not just residents. luxury resorts in the iconic row tells on the strip are adapting to climate change as well. with no end in sight for the drought, las vegas has decided it's not going to gamble on its future water supply. temperatures are expected to be higher than the normal average through the summer for much of the western united states. that's bad news for fire season and for so many places that are desperate for rain. guys?
>> our thanks to will carr. heat in the west but also heat in the east. time now for weather with danielle breezy. she's here from our abc affiliate wkrn in nashville, and it's going to get hot. >> it is going to get hot, guys. today it's all about a pool or the air-conditioning. we're talking about dangerous heat, unfortunately, as we head into the northeast. look at this. this is your feels like temperatures this afternoon. going to feel like 99 in philadelphia. states.esn st cldty. it wi flie dailrdal heugh.avwinter wthng in coradrighnow. wtherdvisie wi as they have picked up anywhere from one to two feet of snow. so big differences depending on where you live in the country. that's what's happening around the country. here's what's happening where
guys, i'm bringing a heat wave from nashville all the way to new york city. >> i'm not complaining about it. but it was cool yesterday, and now it's going to be so hot today. i don't know if my body can handle it. >> but we are not complaining it. we will take it. bring out the sun. >> we ha to iren wn o >> there we go. >> and say it was your suggestion. >> since we'ree're friends with him, we can call him. >> all right. tennis star naomi osaka making her return to the french open. this comes one year after she pulled out of the tournament citing mental health issues and refusing to talk to the media.
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building a better bay area moving forward finding solutions. this is abc 7 news. good morning everybody. i'm liz quorates with fire season fast approaching the people of santa rosa are getting ready the city and neighboring county agencies are hosting a one-day resource fair for the community. it features free wildfire safety
info regarding family and home preparedness emergency alerts evacuation zones and resources for mental health and other wellness the event is from 10 am to 2 pm today and it is going to be held at the santa rosa courthouse square and lisa. let's go check out the forecast now. alright, liz. good morning to you beautiful start out there. we do a fog two mile visibility half moon bay in the 40s. now you're in the upper 30s earlier 53 in oakland. it is 56 in mountain view gorgeous shot of the golden gate bridge 56 in concord warming up just slightly today inland stain breezy at the coast with low mid 60s there and then we really heat up throughout the week next week, liz. alright lisa. thank you. thanks for joining us the news thanks for joining us the news continues right ♪ free to feel ♪ experience the perfectly balanced rich flavors of lindt excellence. by the lindt master chocolatier. ♪♪
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now, a federal judge in louisiana has ordered the biden administration to keep title 42 in place. that's the trump era border policy that allows migrants seeking asylum to be expelled without a hearing. the restrictions were set to be lifted on monday. the department of justice announced that it would appeal the ruling. also right now, the archbishop of san francisco telling house speaker nancy pelosi that she will no longer be allowed to receive communion in his archdiocese. this is because of pelosi's support of abortion rights. the archbishop informing the speaker of his decision in a letter going on to say that she needs to publicly change her stance on abortion, confess and receive absolution of this, quote, grave sin. and the dallas mavericks coming in hot against the golden state warriors last night after losinggame one of the western conference finals on wednesday. the mavs dominating the first three quarters, but then with just over six minutes left in the game, steph curry went on to score ten points sealing the warriors' win. the warriors now lead the
series, 2-0. we start this half hour with the nurse who made a fatal mistake that led to a patient's death speaking out in an abc news exclusive. radonda vaught apologizing during her sentencing last week and receiving support from medical professionals who say these types of tragic incidents should not be criminalized. >> from the moment you realize you make a mistake with a drug like that, and then you see this patient's condition, it was immediately really bad. >> reporter: it was a mistake that cost radonda vaught her career and a patient her life. in december 2017 at nashville's prestigious vanderbilt university medical center, the icu nurse intended to give 75-year-old charlene murphey a sedative. instead she accidentally administered a powerful paralyzing drug. >> her primary nurse showed me the vial of medication and asked, is this what you give
her, and it wasn't until that time that i realized that it was the wrong medication. >> when you saw the vial and you read what was on the vial, what goes through your head? >> your heart goes through the floor. you just -- you can't even imagine. >> reporter: murphey died the following day, then after multiple investigations, vaught was indicted in 2019 on abuse and reckless homicide charges. prosecutors claimed vaught made at least ten mistakes including overriding the system used to obtain drugs and ignoring a warning directly on the vial. vaught admitted she was distracted that day because she was escorting a trainee, but vaught's attorneys argued that her final mistake was made possible by systemic errors involving the hospital's pharmacy which they claimed allowed nurses to routinely override safeguards. a 56-page federal investigative report following murphey's death also outlined deficiencies
found at the hospital. >> who do you think should be blamed, be held accountable? >> i mean, i don't -- nobody wants to point a finger. that's not what you're supposed to do in health care. i'm responsible for what i failed to do. vanderbilt is responsible for what they failed to do. >> we, the jury, find the defendant radonda leann vaught guilty. >> reporter: a jury ultimately finding her guilty this past march of gross neglect and the lesser charge of negligent homicide. at her sentencing last friday, hundreds of vaught's supporters rallied at the courthouse dressed in sauth -- vaught's favorite color, purple. >> what up, nurse gang? what up, tiktok? >> reporter: they even turned to tiktok. >> do you feel like your case makes other nurses more hesitant? >> yeah, i mean i got hundreds of letters from people and, yeah, it makes them scared. it makes them scared because you're human. >> reporter: as a judge
sentenced her to three years probation, the victim's family telling the court that their deceased relative would have forgiven vaught. >> yeah, i will never be the same person. it's really hard to be happy about something without immediately feeling guilty. >> where does that guilt come from? >> it comes from knowing that if i had just checked, she could still be alive with her family. even with all of the system errors, the nurse is the last check. >> we reached out to vanderbilt university medical center. and they declined to comment but in 2018 the hospital submitted a corrective plan of action to address some of these deficiencies outlined in a federal report following murphey's death, which included enhanced safety procedures when administering powerful paralytic drugs. >> eva, that was a fantastic interview. and hearing her talking about
the guilt she feels after feeling any sort of happiness, we saw the nurses protesting in her favor. what else have we heard about how other frontline workers are responding? >> so the american nurses association said in a written statement, they were deeply distressed by the guilty verdict and the harmful ramifications of criminalizing the honest reporting of mistakes, and radonda told me she was very honest about what happened because she thought maybe there was something they could do to fix it. and so, you know, if that changes, how does that look for other hospital situations? they need the nurses to be honest. >> they absolutely do. good story, eva. >> thank you. we do want to turn now and get a check of the weather. danielle breezy from wkrn in nashville is right here in the studio in new york. we got some places getting snow. >> how would you like to graduate from high school in a snowstorm? how about that? this happened actually in jefferson county in colorado here. this is a high school graduation. can you believe that?
it's right around the red rock amphitheater there. also want to show you a reminder that it is still spring outside, folks. that's some tulips. you see the snow covering that. that is again from that colorado snow, and i want to show you what's going on. that snow is going to continue through this afternoon and evening, finally wrapping up later on tonight. now, we do have winter storm warnings, winter weather advisories in place for this area as we are expecting up to one to two feet of snow that has already fallen and even a little bit more could be possible. we also are talking about record-breaking heat though out in the northeast, heat advisories from philadelphia all the way up to boston. that's a look at what's figured i'd bring you snow to cool you off when you're sweating outside. >> exactly. yeah. >> that was really incredible video. >> i know, right?
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back now on "gma" and the stock market just escaping bear territory. the s&p closing up a fraction friday. now down 19% from its recent high. the dow closing up nearly 9 points and the nasdaq down nearly 34, and this, of course, means many americans are seeing their 401(k)s taking a hit. abc's deidre bolton joins us now with more. deidre, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. this is an intense time for investors. the average american 401(k) retirement fund losing more than >> reporter: since the beginning of the year, investors have had a rough ride. the dow has lost 14%, the s&p
500, more than 18% and the tech heavy nasdaq lower by more than 27%. >> market volatility can be nerve-racking. there's absolutely no denying that. the important thing is to not panic. >> reporter: most experts agree, like self-employed attorney and investor christopher temerio that weathering downturns is part of the equation. >> i don't get too excited when the market really booms, and i don't get too anxious when the market dives, again, because i'm further off from retirement. >> reporter: but uncertainty and rising prices for some like connie kitchens taking them out of retirement. >> i don't think it's going to end no time soon. >> reporter: so many are worrying about their 401(k)s right now, and fidelity, the largest 401(k) administrator in the country, recommends investment diversity. >> talk to your financial adviser, and so we don't want to be too overinvested in stocks but more conservatively invested as we approach our retirement. >> reporter: for some that isn't enough.
>> we used to get like a family pack of chicken wings to feed us for about $6 or $7, and now it's costing like $20. >> reporter: and those price jumps, along with becoming a caregiver to her grandchildren led kitchens to change her life plan. >> i thought i was retired. i'm going back to work, so i'm still in good health, so it's not going to hurt me to go back to work. >> reporter: she's not alone. according to "the washington post," some estimates say around 1.5 million retirees have come back to the workforce. for people like her, the timing could not be better with more jobs than people to fill them. retirees looking to go back to work now have special websites for people 50 and over and can even check postings at their local senior centers. there are more jobs open in the u.s. economy right now. so ask for what you need if you are going to come off the bench back from retirement. many employers are willing to offer accommodations, flexible hours, remote work. all of this to consider if you're feeling the squeeze and
need to get back off the bench. >> like they said, don't panic but my dad is in the position he just retired like many others. it can be very scary right now. >> when you're on a fixed income. >> absolutely. >> all right. deidre, thank you. coming up here on "good morning america," help in planning your summer vacation. janai has already done this. she's already got it all planned. but for the rest of us, some advice on how to book your flights still ahead. ♪ what do you mean? these straps are mind-blowing! they collect hundreds of data points like hrv and rem sleep, so you know all you need for recovery. and you are? i'm an investor...in invesco qqq, a fund that gives me access to... nasdaq 100 innovations like... wearable training optimization tech. uh, how long are you... i'm done. i'm okay.
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keep down some of those travel costs. genevieve, good morning. okay, first up here, what lessons can we learn from some of the challenges travelers face in the winter and spring? >> so in the winter it was ski lessons, all but impossible to get. and this spring, sold out theme parks. so the ski lesson issue, i expect it to play out this summer in the form of booked up kids' camps. it's really still a staffing issue in many places. and if theme parks are on your agenda for the summer, you absolutely want to make sure you have secured those tickets before you book your airline and hotel reservation. >> so you definitely want to plan ahead. but what are prices like for the summer, and how can we still get that deal? >> so, prices are, you know, definitely at prepandemic levels and up on domestic and international airfares. you're going to do a little bit better if you're going to a nearby international destination like mexico and central america. but when it comes to finding a deal, the key word here is flexibility, and that means flexibility on your travel days,
flexibility on your destination, flexibility on your accommodations, all of it. i suggest this summer instead of planning based upon a destination, you plan with a budget in mind and then see how far or where your money is able to take you because things are definitely a little more expensive right now. >> so speaking of having that budget in mind, what about those all inclusives, are they a good option for deals? >> they are a great option, and here's the reason why, there are as many all inclusive resorts as there are vacation budgets. so concentrate on areas that really have an abundance of all inclusives. i'm thinking specifically of mexico and the dominican republic. and they're a great option for staying on budget. you arrive. your wallet goes in the safe. you're not taking it out again until you get to the airport. plan with budget in mind and go to places with a lot of competition and it's a really easy vacation. very popular right now. >> all right. genevieve shaw brown, thanks so much for the tips. we appreciate it. >> thank you, whit. >> that all inclusive buffet always gets me. every time. we'll be back with "play of the day."
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♪ ♪ back now with our "play of the day," and wait until you see 7-year-old pranysqa mishra delivering a stunning version of the national anthem at tuesday's playoff game between the florida panthers and tampa bay lightning. check this out. ♪ land of the free ♪ ♪ and the home of the brave ♪ >> oh, my goodness. >> i mean -- >> okay. >> that voice out of that little girl. >> look how tiny she is. >> because i wanted to share my voice with the whole world. >> aww. and we are going to help her
share her voice with the world. the second grader started singing at the age of 2. says she wants to be a pop singer and music composer. she is well on her way. >> i've got a 7-year-old. she sings too. she's very good. [ laughter ] she's just a little bit better. >> yeah. all right. "gma" is two hours on saturdays here. we got a lot to cover in our second hour. coming up, covid boosters okayed for 5 to 11-year-old kids. will parents sign up their children? children?
>> go into effect in july. six flags are can opens up the season starting today and it conquered the summer months bring on the heat. people will be soaking up the sun or slipping down the slides. the park has off-season and ding options. attractions vary from rafting family fun of the bigot who know to full on thrillseeking at the 100 foot tower break point plunge. tickets are available online and in-person. the park is open today from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and it will be a warm weekend. >> that's right. numbers are coming up into today into tomorrow but we see a return to some of that fog so that is a lovely sight to see. more committed to in the air, 50 san francisco, 59 oakland as well as san jose.
with the sun we are warming up, light winds, 51 in santa cruz, about the same for today as it was yesterday into the 70's and 51 by the delta, 62 in concord. as for today, a beautiful day out there with breezy winds at the kos, low 60's there, mid-60's san francisco, across the bay will be in the 70's for oakland and mid 80's inland. a warm above three to five degrees inland in the accurate seven-day forecast, it shows a warming trend continues with tuesday of next week being the hottest day. >> thank you. the news continues right now the news continues right now with "good morning, sure, feels good when you get it right. and with the number one powered toothbrush brand recommended by dental professionals. philips sonicare makes it easy for you to always get brushing right. philips. some questions about why the suspect involved was arrested multiple times and not held.
good morning, america. it's our second hour. summer surge? nearly half of the country now living in medium or high-risk areas. the growing covid concern as the cdc signs off on booster shots for kids 5 to 11. formula shortage. the white house confirming new details about the first formula shipment flying in from europe over the weekend. what parents need to know. dove cameron opens up. the former disney channel star's struggle with identity and image. how to talk to your kids this mental health awareness month. ♪ what's next for anna delvey? the so-called fake heiress sits down with abc news speaking out for the first time since
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