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did she say, i can't hear you. [laughter] happy good morning, america. for our viewers in the west, hurricane fiona's new wrath right now. fiona batters bermuda. the category 3 hurricane slamming the island with heavy rain, powerful winds and storm surge. now where the monster storm is headed next and the new track for the dangerous new storm brewing in the caribbean. where it could strike the u.s. rushing out of russia. with more major escalations by vladimir putin in the war in ukraine, thousands of men look to escape the country. after putin called up 300,000 reservists, cars lining up for miles at the border. this with russia's referendum votes happening now to declare occupied regions as part of russia. deadly demonstrations. the seventh day of
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anti-government protests in iran. the largest in years after a 22-year-old woman died in police custody, arrested for wearing a headscarf improperly. fight on flight. a violent midair scene. >> oh, my god. what are you doing? >> a passenger punching an american airlines flight attendant. how passengers restrained him. fentanyl epidemic battle. >> if you're a parent and you have a child of school age, i want you to stop right now and google "rainbow fentanyl." >> this morning, how one of the country's largest school districts is battling the powerful drug now being disguised as rainbow-colored candy. abc news exclusive. wrongfully imprisoned? the jailhouse interview with the man serving a life sentence for killing his wife and the new evidence in the case. could he be exonerated more than three decades later? celtics scandal. the boston head coach officially suspended for the entire season after he reportedly had a consensual relationship with a
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female staff member. the fallout now and what's next for the team fresh off their finals run. holiday head start. this morning, the new warning from fedex with the big box stores already counting down to christmas and the retail giants that have a little less spirit when it comes to seasonal jobs. ♪ i will always love you ♪ and why some movies we'll always love are returning to the big screen including "avatar's" box office boomerang with the highly anticipated sequel on its way. plus, we'll always love a gravity-defying, one-handed catch. the 21-year-old rookie "steeling" the show. ♪ i will always love you ♪ ♪ i will always love you ♪ good morning, america. coming right in on that high note. [ laughter ] i will spare you my rendition. i will jut say i'm super excited that hollywood is dipping back into the vault for some of these older movies. >> we're looking forward to
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that. we're tracking two big storms this morning. a tropical depression is forming in the caribbean, and we start with hurricane fiona. >> the category 3 storm battering bermuda this morning. let's go right to rob marciano who is there on the scene in bermuda. good morning, rob. >> reporter: hey, good morning, michael. we've been getting slammed by fiona all night long, but really the last couple of hours it's gotten very hectic. this is not the ocean. the ocean has 30-foot waves coming in. this is the bay, the harbor in hamilton. the main city here in bermuda, look at these waves crushing across some of these boats. a number of the boats not just coming unmoored, they're actually sinking. you can see a massive one, and it is just crazy here, 70% of the island is without power. i talked to the president of the power company yesterday. he said, he's not afraid. he said, this is what they do. no crews going out now. they'll wait for things to calm down. as a matter of fact, no one leaves anywhere today. there's no shelters on the island. everybody shelters in place
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because these homes, these are some of the nice ones obviously, are stout, concrete, limestone roofs. the white limestone roofs collect the rainwater so for drinking water, but with all the wind there is a lot of sea spray and salt and does no good for the drought, and, as a matter of fact, it will kill a lot of these plants and vegetation. they get hit with hurricanes every two to four years, a direct hit from paulette two years ago, and we have tornado alley in the states. here in the atlantic bermuda is in hurricane alley, and it's living up to its name this morning, michael. >> rob, make sure you be careful out there. thank you for that, and we're going to go to ginger with where fiona is headed next and a new tropical depression. good morning, ginger. >> hey, good morning to you, michael. canada is not, i would say, in a hurricane zone or hurricane alley, but they're going to get the next impacts and do get them, but, wow, this one will pack quite the punch. watch as halifax is even in a hurricane warning from newfoundland through nova scotia and even northern maine will see this widespread of the winds,
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up to 55 miles per hour in maine. let's look at a tropical depression down in the caribbean because this has formed northeast of aruba and will spend time over the open ocean as we get into the weekend. by tuesday morning it looks like it will pass the western part of cuba. and then by wednesday, it looks like a florida storm. don't just look at the path. don't say, okay, i'm in ft. myers, oh, no. you have to look at the cone at this point, because it is really wide, so everyone from miami up to tampa, orlando, needs to be on the lookout. what i can tell you, there is a lot of fuel for this thing. the western caribbean has the warmest waters in the atlantic basin. they're 85 plus, right before cuba 90 plus, so this will have plenty of fuel as it approaches again next wednesday, george. >> boy, that is a lot of red on that map. all right, ginger, thanks very much. we're going to get the latest now on the war in ukraine with extraordinary scenes of russians fleeing lined up at the border for hours after vladimir putin's order to call up more troops. tom soufi burridge is on the scene in ukraine. good morning, tom. >> reporter: good morning,
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george. so-called referendums now beginning in russian-occupied areas of ukraine will not be free and fair. one russian appointed official stating that the authorities will be going door to door with the police so people can vote at home. the kremlin will soon simply claim that a large area of ukraine is suddenly part of russia. this morning, russia staging referendum votes in parts of ukraine occupied by its troops moving to declare that ukrainian land as part of russia. with the russian military campaign in ukraine failing, this a major escalation by vladimir putin. and with the kremlin bringing in a draft, russian men rushing out of russia. long lines at the russian border with neighboring georgia. people scared of being forced to fight. with flights out of moscow selling out for days according to a travel data company. putin's draft already in motion. relatives in moscow saying good-bye. overnight, president zelenskyy
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making an appeal in russian laying out the options of survival for new russian recruits. [ speaking non-english ] "protest, fight back, run away or surrender to ukrainian captivity," he says. and in newly liberated areas, ukrainian forces clearing up the remnants of russia's occupation. here ukrainian soldiers towing away tanks abandoned by russian troops when they fled izyum in the northeast, revealing a mass burial site in the forest nearby. in the city, russian flags now in the trash and used as a doormat at the entrance to the mayor's office. the ukrainian authorities back but challenges here acute. well, you can hear and see how desperate these people are for humanitarian aid. they've been living under russian occupation for months, and they still live close to the front line. waiting in line, tania, a mom collecting food. tania, what was life like under the russians? [ speaking non-english ] "it was unbearable," she tells us. "the russians would just appear,
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point a gun at you and threaten to shoot." russia's military draft appears to be much broader than the partial draft outlined by vladimir putin. one man in eastern russia telling abc news that large numbers of men in rural areas are being served with draft papers. there is real opposition to conscription in russia right now. putin has taken a big risk. cecilia. >> absolutely remarkable scene there, tom. thank you so much. we're going to turn now to iran where thousands are taking to the streets in anti-government protests following the death of a 22-year-old woman who was in police custody arrested by tehran's morality police for not wearing her headscarf correctly. abc's chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz is tracking all of this now and joins us with the latest. martha, these protests now turning deadly. >> reporter: they are, cecilia. these are the largest, most sweeping anti-government protests in iran in years, women leading the way after decades of repression and now a suspicious death.
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this morning, the seventh day of protests sweeping across iran prompted by the death of 22-year-old mahsa amini. amini died in the custody of the so-called morality police after her arrest last week for wearing a headscarf improperly. this edited footage released by iranian authorities on september 16th allegedly showing amini in custody walking up to someone then collapsing. the next shot showing her taken out on a stretcher to an ambulance. we do not see how she was treated prior to the incident. iranian officials saying she suffered a heart attack from a previous health condition, but amini's father calling that a lie saying she had no prior health issues and was killed at the hands of police. strict islamic law in iran requires women to cover their hair, but amini's death galvanizing women. women cutting their hair and
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burning their hijabs. all of it with great risk. at least 15 protesters have been killed in clashes with the police. president biden on the world stage voicing his support for protesters. >> we stand with the brave citizens and the brave women of iran who right now are demonstrating to secure their basic rights. >> reporter: the administration issuing sanctions in response to the incident and other human rights violations calling on the iranian government to end its systemic persecution of women and allow peaceful protest. iranian authorities, meanwhile, threatening those who protest and restricting internet access with widespread outages reported, part of an effort to curb the protests. abc news pressing the ultra conservative iranian president ebrahim raisi in new york. >> what are you afraid the world is going to see? [ speaking non-english ]
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>> reporter: president raisi saying it is an incident that is being investigated. our utmost preoccupation is the safeguarding of rights. raisi has left new york for iran and pro-government protests are being controlled. >> i know you've been there more than 30 times in your reporting. does any of what you're seeing surprise you? >> reporter: not really. raisi has been in office just a little over a year, and this kind of crackdown was expected. but i have watched iran change over the years. women testing the limits with headscarves, brightly colored clothing and generally pushing back on these restrictions, but iran does not tolerate dissent, so i expect this to get bloodier in the coming days, cecilia. >> always appreciate your perspective, martha. thank you. michael. >> all right, thank you, cecilia. now to the pandemic fraud bust and the startling new numbers this morning that americans cheated the government out of roughly $45 billion in
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unemployment benefits during the pandemic. senior investigative reporter aaron katersky joins us with that. good morning, aaron. >> reporter: good morning to you, michael. just stunning. when the pandemic hit more than 20 million americans lost their jobs, so congress rushed money out the door to help, but criminals saw an opportunity, and now we know $45 billion have been lost to fraud. unemployment benefits were paid to dead people, to federal prisoners and to people who filed claims using dodgy email addresses, and there have been duplicate payments to the same person in multiple states. the labor department's office of inspector general said the $45 billion in unemployment insurance fraud is triple an earlier estimate. now more than a thousand people have faced criminal charges for defrauding the system, but the inspector general said, this is still happening because despite repeated warnings, states still lack the tools to determine whether benefits are paid in the right amounts to the people who actually need it. george. >> okay, aaron, thanks very
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much. now to boeing's $200 million settlement over charges that investors were misled about the 737 max's safety after the two airliners crashed killing 346 people. transportation correspondent gio benitez has the latest. good morning, gio. >> reporter: hey, george, good morning. yeah, this was a massive settlement. boeing paying $200 million after regulators said it misled investors and the public. of course, you'll remember those two deadly crashes in 2018 and 2019. boeing's former ceo initially said human error was to blame despite concerns there were safety issues with the 737 max. the s.e.c. saying in times of crisis and tragedy, it is especially important that companies and executives provide full, fair and truthful disclosures to the market. boeing saying, we have made broad and deep changes across our company in response to she's accidents and have enhanced our culture of safety, quality and
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transparency. but still, many of the families do not think this is enough and they want more action taken against boeing, cecilia. >> thank you. we'll turn to the nba. overnight the boston celtics officially suspending their head coach, ime udoka, for the entire season after he reportedly had a consensual relationship with a team staff member. t.j. is here with more on this. t.j., they say he violated a code of conduct. >> violations of team policy is how they put it, cecilia. we've never seen a suspension in the nba like this before. this is not just some coach. he had his team two wins away from a championship just a couple of months ago. he is a young, new, fresh coach of one of the most storied franchises in all of sports. >> the boston celtics will go to the nba finals. >> reporter: boston celtics head coach, ime udoka, officially suspended for the entire upcoming nba season, a first for a sitting coach. 9 the celtics said in a statement he was suspended for
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the 2022/2023 season for violation of team policy, a decision about his future will be made at a later date. the suspension takes effect immediately. udoka who shares a son with actress and longtime partner nia long had an intimate relationship with a female staff member according to espn. sources tell the network the relationship was consensual but is considered a violation of the franchise's conduct guidelines. udoka told espn in a statement, i want to apologize to our players, fans, the entire celtics organization and my family for letting them down. i am sorry for putting the team in this difficult situation, and i accept the team's decision. >> right now in 2022 there is an intolerance that we are seeing, a cracking down on those types of relationships. >> reporter: udoka joined the celtics in 2021 and made a name for himself as a candid and tough love leader. >> he cussed us out a lot. we still had the same belief in him. i've always admired and appreciated him. >> reporter: he turned the
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celtics into a title contender in his first year before falling to steph curry and the warriors. it was the celtics' first finals appearance in over a decade. a celtics assistant coach will serve as the interim coach for this upcoming season, and, stray, you just said while the piece was rolling out just last week the nba suspended the phoenix suns owner after an investigation into conduct in the workplace. suspended for a year, $10 million fine. this coming after that. now, this is not what the nba wants, headlines like this. they're just about three weeks away from the start of the new season. >> surprising, just in the final, two wins away, like you said, from the championship. >> he's getting great and high marks for a new coach, finally got his head coaching opportunity and now this. we don't know if he'll ever coach the celtics again. they could still make a decision about his future down the road. >> thank you for that. now we go to tennis great roger federer closing out his storied career this afternoon with an old rival on his side. rafael nadal will be federer's doubles partner in london as they take on americans jack sock and frances tiafoe, who beat
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nadal at the u.s. open earlier this month. it's federer's last professional match. the 20-time grand slam champ announced his retirement last week, and to celebrate, he went to dinner with friends. you may them. among them, nadal, andy murray and djokovic, and federer also stayed in his tux for some very impressive table tennis warmups. that's like dessert right there. >> they wear a tux well. we have a lot more coming up on "gma" including the jailhouse interview spending decades behind bars for killing his wife. new evidence may prove he didn't do it. amy is here with that exclusive. plus, the passenger arrested for punching a flight attendant on an american airlines flight, from mexico to los angeles. all you can see right there caught on camera. first let's go back to ginger. i have to just look outside. i'm looking at our audience and the wind is blowing their hair. it is cold, right? we got that real fresh autumn for our first full day of fall. it feels like it, vermont starting to look like it. but the temperatures behind the cold front that passed and the
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windchills making for frost advisories and freeze warnings the next couple of nights, so from northern michigan, marquette, houghton lake and then it'll move east, so here are the numbers. when you wake up tomorrow, it will feel like even 47 for philadelphia. 51 for newark, 40 in albany. a lot will be getting close to that frost. all right. your local weather in 30 seconds. can't help it. let's get a check a little closer to home. drew: i'm meteorologist drew
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tuma with your accurate weather forecast. warm sometime today, temperatures above average, 70's and 80's around the bayshore line, 90's returning in the how spots inland. overnight, limited fog, mainly clear skies, temperatures falling mainly to the 50's and 60's. get ready for a warm to hot weekend here about saturday and sunday above average. we cool off by middle part of next week. >> we get a chance to show you a lot of dust devils but nothing quite as violent looking as this and then we have waterspouts in spain, many of them. a lot of times they come in twos, sixes, eights sometimes. i've seen up to 18. >> wow. i just want to go to spain. coming up, the holiday head start. big box stores counting down to christmas. we'll bring you all that and the warning from fedex. we'll be right back. rouble falling asleep and staying asleep. you know, insomnia.
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hurricane-force winds and large waves, as well. the storm heads towards canada and also ginger tracking a new dangerous storm in the caribbean with florida in its path. also ahead of the busy holiday season, shipping giant fedex is signaling plans it's cutting costs. rbecca jarvis will have more on that. this just in, i think i'm moving to italy. an area of italy is paying people to move there. the newest is the mediterranean island of sardinia. the government there is offering about 15,000 bucks to people who move and live there full-time. so here's the fine print. you have to live in a town with under 3,000 people. totally fine with that. spend that 15 grand on renovating a house. i'm totally fine with that. what we're not telling you is sardinia has amazing food, i'm told, wine. >> how long is that? >> i'm moving all year long. a lot more coming up including the growing alarm about fentanyl, this powerful drug that right now is being disguised as candy. we'll tell you how schools and colleges across the country are fighting back. that's coming up. right now the story of a
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man serving life in prison for a crime he may not have committed. leo schofield was convicted three decades ago in the killing of his wife michelle. now new evidence indicates another man might be responsible and he sat down with amy. good morning, amy. >> reporter: good morning. schofield was convicted despite zero physical evidence linking him to the murder, and now those new gots include the identification of fingerprints and a confession from another convicted killer. i spoke to leo and his family who have made it their mission to exonerate him. leo schofield serving a life sentence convicted in 1989 of killing his wife, michelle, but new evidence reveals information that his supporters say could exonerate him, including a confession from another man. it was the night of february 24, 1987. >> she was supposed to meet me back there at 8:00 that night when she got off. >> it wasn't until 9:45 p.m. that you heard from michelle? >> right. 9:45 michelle called.
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she told me she made $13 in tips and she got $3 worth of gas and wanted to know if i wanted her to get something from mcdonald's. i said, no, just pick me up. >> reporter: leo told michelle to meet them at their friends' home, but michelle never showed up. >> this is where michelle worked. >> right. this is tom's restaurant. >> reporter: gilbert king bringing us along as he retraces michelle's murder in his new podcast, "bone valley." >> she clocked off at 8:00 p.m. and that was her last shift. 9:45 p.m. she made a phone call from right on the side of the gas station. >> how long would it have taken for michelle to leave that phone booth right there to where she >> it's only a few miles away. she should have been there within 15 minutes. >> but she never showed up. >> she never showed up. >> county sheriff's office operator. can i help you? >> yes, i need to talk to somebody about finding my wife. i'm really worried about her. >> reporter: hours turn into days before michelle's car is spotted by leo's friend. >> before you know it, the police have descended on the car. >> the car we found out later
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has been disabled. >> part of the stereo and the speakers are missing. >> reporter: michelle's body found in a canal, stabbed 26 times. leo later arrested. prosecutors say he was filled with anger and waiting to explode on his wife.erit testified du trial abo whbed as aggressive and violent behavior, yet the defense says no physical evidence connected leo to michelle's homicide. years later crissie carter heard leo's story while she taught him in prison and believed he was innocent. the two later married. crissie looking at the evidence pointed to fingerprints found in michelle's car that remain unidentified. why was it so important to figure out who left these fingerprints on the driver's side window? on the receipt? >> whoever was in the car knew something in my opinion. >> reporter: those prints leading investigators to jeremy scott who at this point was already in prison for another murder. scott first denying he killed
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michelle. >> when it came to this 2010 deposition he went in there and basically just says, yep, i'm a car stereo thief. that was my m.o., that's what i did back in the day. >> i told him half a dozen cars got my fingerprints in them. >> reporter: but scott eventually made a confession deemed not credible by the courts in 2017, but now scott is speaking out again, words that leave leo who's been in prison for more than 30 years stunned. recently jeremy spoke to gilbert king. >> valley" podcast and i'm going to play a portion of it for you. >> michelle, she was just at the wrong time at the wrong place and she deserves better than that. i pray for her every day but as far as leo, leo innocent. that man ain't do nothing. he's innocent. >> what do you think of what jeremy had to say about michelle, about you, to hear the man who confessed to killing
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michelle saying you're innocent? >> i'm convoluted in my spirit. you know, obviously i've known that he's confessed. i haven't heard any of his confession. i promised i'm not going to do this. i'm sorry. >> it's okay. >> he murdered my wife. it's a hard thing to forgive. it's the hardest thing i've ever done in my life. >> and if that's all true, he's taken yours as well. >> he has taken mine as well, and it's not just me. it's my wife today, my daughter, my grandsons, it's michelle's family. i love michelle with all my heart to this day. >> tonight jeremy scott goes into greater detail about what he says really happened the night michelle disappeared, and we'll look at his confession and what it could mean for leo's freedom, guys. this is a powerful, powerful "20/20." >> boy, sure seems like it. we can see a lot more of it.
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the premiere is tonight, 9:00, 8:00 central right here on abc. michael? >> all right, thank you, george. now to chaos in the air on an american airlines flight from mexico to los angeles. a passenger arrested for punching a flight attendant. let's go back to gio benitez at newark airport with the details. good morning again, gio. >> reporter: hey, michael, good morning, again. this was a shocking scene playing out in midflight. and now that passenger is facing a major federal charge. this morning, a violent scene captured on camera aboard an american airlines flight. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: the incident happening on a flight from mexico to los angeles. passengers restraining the man with zip ties before the fbi arrested him upon landing. >> we went back there to restrain the guy, and we just told him, these are going on you one way or another, and he just put his hands up, and we put them on him. >> reporter: federal investigators say the fight began when 33-year-old alexander tung cuu le of orange county allegedly loitered near the first class
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cabin then sat in an unoccupied aisle. he was asked to go back to his seat, but swung at the flight attendant missing him. when the flight attendant walked to the front to report it to the pilot, that's when they say this happened. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: while in-flight incidents are down compared to last year, the faa receiving reports of over 1,900 unruly passengers this year alone. >> every day when flight attendants put on their uniform today, they're wondering if it's a sign of leadership or a target for a violent attack. flight attendants everywhere are saying make it stop. >> reporter: american airlines tlling abc news acts of violence against its crew members are not tolerated and that le will not be allowed to fly with them in the future. and that passenger has now been charged with interference with flight crew members. he's not yet entered a plea, but listen to this, if convicted he could face up to 20 years in federal prison. guys, we've got to understand this is serious stuff. >> yeah, seriously. it's really hard to watch that
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♪♪ ♪♪ all right, back now with a box office boomerang. some hit movies are making a comeback as more folks head to the theaters. chris connelly is here with why studios are reaching into the vault. hey, chris. >> reporter: hey, good morning, cecilia. well, here's one reason.
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if you've seen "avatar" on dvd or blu-ray or streaming, writer/director james cameron says you haven't really seen "avatar" yet. so this weekend, like some other recent blockbusters, the box office title holder from 2009 is hitting theaters once again revving up anticipation for december's new release, "avatar: the way of water" and giving newbies a taste of its big screen wow factor. >> this family is our fortress. >> reporter: as fans still pore over the tantalizing trailer for james cameron's "avatar: the way of water," the groundbreaking long in production sequel awaiting its worldwide debut in theaters this december 16th. >> i need your help. >> reporter: the movie that started it all, 2009's "avatar" making a heralded return to the big screen this weekend. cameron eager to acquaint a new generation of moviegoers with its one of a kind visuals. >> see "avatar" the way it was meant to be seen, on the big screen. >> reporter: crowned the all-time box office champ after
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its initial theatrical run, the 3d "avatar" reaffirmed cameron's unparalleled ability to marry imagination and a powerful story with cutting-edge technology on screen as it primes the audience's interest pumped for "avatar: the way of water," part of a mini trend, hits of the recent past returning to theaters grabbing additional box office via the buzz that was. >> hello, peter. >> reporter: 11 minutes of extra footage gave the 2021 blockbuster "spider-man: no way home" a new lease on life earlier this month. >> you don't look like a bodyguard? >> this is my disguise. >> reporter: and "the bodyguard," a chance to celebrate its 30th anniversary. ♪ i wanna dance with somebody ♪ >> reporter: as fans await the december release, "i wanna dance with somebody." director kasi lemmons' biopic of whitney houston. this weekend, meanwhile, "avatar" offers that
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full-throttle opportunity to savor the world of the na'vi and readying viewers for the further adventures of "the way of water," the magic only movies can provide. >> this is an era where people can feel and secure and safe coming back to the movies and what they want to show people is, hey, as a part of that, let's give you old favorites and hits you love and feel comfortable with. >> reporter: everything old is viewed again and not just from your couch. "avatar" returns to movie theaters today, guys. >> ray, chris, we're not going to let you off the hook in talking about "the bodyguard" without telling people you had a cameo in "the bodyguard" back in the day. >> oh. >> oh. there he is. freeze frame. we got it. we got a freeze frame for you. >> i'm just going to say, despite a personal best in sheer amount of hair product worn, i was overlooked by the oscars and even by the golden globes. why, i ask you. that's vanilla ice quality hair product there. >> those residual checks are just rolling in. >> you can't imagine, by the
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george pickens with the -- wow. >> whoa. >> who wrote this? stupendous catch, kind of like clyde frazier reaching behind his back to make this 36-yard completion. fans are calling it the best catch of the year with obvious comparisons to this one right here by odell beckham jr. his rookie year in 2014 and set the internet on fire. odell himself tweeting, this catch is filthy. respect. yeah. game respects game right there. incredible. incredible one-handed catch. >> all right. coming up, everybody, the old-school exercise that's getting new love on social media. we'll jump into it a little later. coming up, "gma's" concert series sponsored by carmax. car buying reimagined. 14 pro? (cecily) yup, with this amazing new camera. smile! (adam) and you got it on verizon? (cecily) even better. i got verizon's new plan. includes apple one. that's apple music, apple tv+,
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good morning, am good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. hurricane fiona's new wrath right now. fiona batters bermuda. the category 3 hurricane slamming the island with heavy rain, powerful winds and storm surge. now where the monster storm is headed next and the new trk for the dangerous new storm brewing in the caribbean. where it could strike the u.s. fentanyl epidemic battle. >> if you're a parent and you have a child of school age, i want you to stop right now and google "rainbow fentanyl." >> this morning, how one of the country's largest school districts is battling the drug now being disguised as rainbow
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colored candy. growing concern about mental health within latino communities. now the new push to make resources more accessible and break the stigma against breaking treatment and the stars using their platforms to make a difference. ♪ whenever, wherever ♪ shakira breaks her silence. the singer calling this the darkest hour of her life and talking about fighting her tax fraud case. ♪ i'm on the edge of glory ♪ making moms their own bosses. unique opportunities so many women have right now to start their own businesses and what you can do to get started. ♪ and jump to it. the old-school workout with benefits for your heart, body and mind. even helping this woman launch a new career. this morning, we're double dutching our way into the weekend as we say -- >> all: good morning, america! [ cheers ] >> oh, boy, we are jump-starting your friday morning. we've got members of the jazzy jumpers double dutch team here. they're showing off their
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incredible skills. >> yes, they are amazing, and speaking of amazing, look at this. our stage manager brad, where is he? there he is. you go, brad. look at those skills right there. >> i don't know. that looks like a struggle double dutch. >> so intent right there. >> better than i can do. i'll tell you that. you go, brad. they go way beyond a good cardio workout for some people, so we'll tell you all about it. >> that is coming up. we'll have a sneak peek of my new docu-series "power trip" and these are great kids, i shouldn't call them kids, they're in their 20s, these are great, young reporters, they're ambitious and aggressive, and it launches sunday. >> definitely looking forward to that, george. first we are tracking two big storms this morning, the tropical depression forming in the caribbean and hurricane fiona battering bermuda right now. let's go back to rob marciano who is there on the scene. good morning again, rob. >> reporter: hey, good morning, michael.
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what we're seeing this morning in bermuda is really a testament to how large and how strong this hurricane is. the center of fiona is over 100 miles away from us, but the hurricane-force winds extend well over 100 miles from the center, so we're getting that at times, and it has not let up. it won't for a couple of more hours at least. behind me is the harbor of the bay, and it's becoming really a graveyard for boats. a sailboat there, you can see the hull of a boat upside down there, so they're sinking here, not just coming unmoored. the power is out on over half the island, and nobody is going out until this thing has gone to a lesser extent. as far as the shelters are concerned, there are none on the island. these buildings, i mean, they are stout. they are hurricane-proof with stone roofs and a matter of hunkering down until it goes away. they get them all the time for sure, but they'll be in this one for several more hours. nova scotia is next.
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>> you and the team out there, stay safe. we turn to ginger with where fiona is headed next and the new tropical depression. hey, ginger. >> we have a lot to talk about. so, let's start with canada being next because bermuda is done in the next hours, but tomorrow it will be so windy as this storm turns extra tropical and broadens its wind field, so even maine with high wind alerts, gusts up to 55, halifax in a hurricane warning. now let's dip down back into the caribbean where we anticipate a real tropical depression now to become a hurricane in the next couple of days, so through the weekend it should travel up, go over western cuba tuesday morning, and it looks like florida for midweek. now, i want you to remember when we're this far out, five, six days, you have to look at the huge cone, so anybody from miami and key west, tampa, even orlando, i want you to keep a look at this. in the caribbean, the western caribbean it's the warmest in the entire atlantic basin, so we have 85 to 90 plus degree temperatures. that's a lot of fuel for this thing to pump up at the end of the weekend beginning of next
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week. >> it sure is. okay, ginger, thanks. we turn to the holiday shopping season. it's already ramping up. but walmart announced it plans to hire fewer seasonal workers this year. chief economics correspondent rebecca jarvis is here with what it means to the economy. good morning, rebecca. >> reporter: good morning. we know it's only september. but this is shaping up to be a very different kind of christmas as far as the economy is concerned. shoppers are pulling back on spending. retailers are sitting on these giant backlogs of excess merchandise, and some major retailers are now hiring fewer seasonal employees. it's the most wonderful time of the year to find seasonal work for the holidays, but this year may look a little different than christmases past. ♪ walmart announcing plans this week to hire 40,000 seasonal workers, far fewer than the 150,000 it hired last year. >> first off they already have far more permanent workers than they had during the last holiday season. they've already warned that
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they've seen some signs of americans spending less. >> reporter: the country's largest private employer, like its competitors, facing growing pressure from historic inflation with consumers cutting back on big ticket purchases like electronics and tvs as they're forced to spend more on necessities like food. many retailers now scrambling to cut costs on the excess merchandise. >> inflation is going to have a major impact on the way that people shop. when you have a smaller amount of money that you are dealing with, you want that dollar to go further. >> reporter: even shipping giant fedex warning of a worldwide recession, signaling it plans to cut costs ahead. amid the uncertainty, a retail scramble to get your attention fast and first. ♪ target announcing its deal days will kick off october 6th and extending price matching from then until december 24th. while kohl's will hold its second seasonal hiring event
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on october 13th to fill both part time and full time positions. >> we talk about these sales getting earlier and earlier each year, and this has to do with retailers, specifically this year, wanting to get rid of the inventory, so hopefully come january 2023, they'll have a clean slate. >> reporter: so here's what you need to prepare for as a shopper. be prepared for super deals on the stuff that hasn't sold and harder to find must haves, whatever is on that wish list, buy it if you see it and be prepared for longer ship times, guys, with all of the snarls going on right now in the system. if you are a procrastinator, you are not going to be in luck and will pay more. i say this every year. every year i wait until the last minute, guys. >> i feel like a very personal message directed at me, rebecca. thank you. coming up on our "gma morning menu," the urgent warning about fentanyl from schools and colleges around the country. the drug is now being made to look like candy.
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also this morning, shakira talking candidly about getting through her, quote, darkest hour. her very public split and tax fraud case. and how stars including selena gomez and j balvin are taking on the growing mental health crisis in latino communities and now trying to change that stigma. plus, we're going to switch gears. how double dutch is changing lives, and we are not just talking about burning calories although you get some of that too. >> they look a little different than brad. >> professionals. ♪ one.
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it's about the growing fentanyl epidemic. the extremely powerful drug is now being disguised as rainbow colored candy. whit johnson has the story. good morning, whit. >> reporter: good morning, george. the dea says drug traffickers are intentionally targeting kids. two milligrams of fentanyl, the amount of 10 to 15 grains of table salt, could be a lethal dose and with the drug claiming the lives of more and more young people, the effort to fight the crisis is growing more desperate. this morning, a call to action in the battle against fentanyl. school officials alerting parents nationwide about children becoming targets of the synthetic opioid considered 50 times more potent than heroin. the dea issuing a warning about rainbow fentanyl, which looks like colorful candy saying it's been seized by authorities in at least 18 states. >> recent data has documented that we've seen about a 40% increase in the number of deaths among teenagers and young adults due to this very potent opioid fentanyl.
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>> reporter: this nurse practitioner's warning going viral on tiktok. >> in the past 24 hours, my local hospital has lost 11 people to fentanyl poisoning. of the 11, 6 were under the age of 15. >> reporter: penn state university, school districts across florida, texas and now overnight the l.a. unified school district, the second largest in the country, announcing new plans to fight this growing crisis promising resources to schools, students and parents. this after at least seven teens in the los angeles area reportedly overdosed on pills laced with fentanyl over the past month including the fatal overdose of 15-year-old melanie ramos at bernstein high school in hollywood. >> every one of our schools at l.a. unified will be outfitted with the appropriate tools including narcan. >> reporter: 16-year-old jasper also preparing kits that contain narcan, which can reverse an overdose, to be distributed at
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his school. >> my main idea for that was for people to keep it in their car, just like in case somebody is like overdosing at a party or really wherever. >> reporter: last year 67% of all deadly drug overdoses in the u.s. involved synthetic opioids like fentanyl. now, there is a new push for legislation among lawmakers from texas to louisiana to florida that would make the distribution of fentanyl resulting in someone's death a federal felony murder charge. guys. >> such a scary drug. >> yes, it is. thank you so much. now we turn to shakira. the superstar speaking publicly for the first time about her tax fraud case and her split from soccer player gerard pique sharing how she's found healing in what she calls her darkest hour. lama hasan has the story. good morning, lama. >> reporter: yeah, good morning to you, michael. shakira's breaking her silence to "elle" magazine and what's striking is she's talking so candidly about so many painful issues from her very public split to her tax fraud case and
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how music is helping her heal. ♪ my hips don't lie ♪ ♪ starting to feel it ♪ >> reporter: this morning singing sensation shakira opening up talking to "elle" magazine about her current station in life, which she describes as, quote, probably one of the most difficult, darkest hours of my life. ♪ the 45-year-old super bowl halftime star who this summer announced she was splitting from her long-term partner, spanish soccer star gerard pique, with whom she shares two young sons has also been accused of tax fraud by the spanish government, something she denies, telling the magazine, i've paid everything they claimed i owed even before they filed a lawsuit, so as of today i owe zero to them. i'm confident that i have enough proof to support my case and that justice will prevail in my favor. ♪ >> reporter: shakira, who is one of the best-selling artists of all time, finding success in
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both english and spanish language music is now fighting for custody of her two young boys telling "elle," her sons are her main focus, and protecting them is a priority. "it's really upsetting for two kids who are trying to process their parents' separation, and sometimes i just feel like this is all a bad dream and that i'm going to wake up at some point but, no, it's real." >> she had this particular plea to be left alone, to grieve, to be left alone to tend to her children. she really felt very strongly that she needed to protect her family and herself at this particular moment. ♪ >> reporter: music now proving to be a salve for the singer. she says she's finding solace in her songs and is preparing to release her first album in five years. shakira also called the tax allegations against her, quote, fictional claims. now, she faces more than eight years behind bars if found guilty.
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"elle's" october digital issue is available now on their website. cecilia. >> it's a really interesting interview. lama, thanks so much. we turn now to the mental health crisis among latinos and new push to provide access for treatment and create safe spaces to start a much-needed conversation, and stephanie ramos is here with all this. this is such an important topic. >> it really is. mental health challenges have been front and center lately but it hasn't always been that way for the latino community which faces disparities in both access and quality of treatment. this is why some counselors and influencers are taking to social media to reach out to latinos at risk. this morning, a growing concern about mental health treatment in latino communities. stars like selena gomez and j balvin launching their own platforms in hopes of providing greater access to mental health treatment. >> even if it took me a minute to get into it, it's just there, and there's something that's really comforting about that.
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>> reporter: in 2021 research showed that more than 16% of the latinx community reported having a mental health condition with 20% of those labeled as serious. for example, symptoms of depression among hispanics was 40.3% compared to 25.3% among whites. ♪ therapists like jacqueline garcia are taking to tiktok trying to change the stigma surrounding mental health. >> what are like some words of advice for someone that may be struggling? >> to begin these conversations with your family, your loved ones, your friends and seeing how that language develops in your life, because maybe you come from homes where this wasn't talked about, it was invalidated. >> reporter: garcia also says there are ways to find a safe space online. >> there are more latina creators out there that are talking about their own mental health struggles that provides more of a connection and safety
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for other people. >> oh, you don't really express your emotions, and i was like, yeah, that's me. >> reporter: one of those latina creators kayla suarez. >> we don't talk about it. >> reporter: a teenager herself she co-hosts "teenager therapy" using the podcast to share her own struggles. >> i think it's incredibly important to start talking about mental health and breaking those generational curses of just like keeping everything bottled in. >> reporter: with more conversations, there is improvement. in 2017, around 8% of latinos in the u.s. received mental health treatment or counseling. that number rising to nearly 11% in 2020. the 19-year-old says she's learned to put herself first. >> it can really just be one person in the family to make a shift in the way that your relatives are viewing things. >> reporter: and that's exactly what social workers and therapists say. these conversations need to
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start with a family at home, and if that's not an option for you, therapists say, find an outlet elsewhere with a therapy group, one-on-one sessions or a legit counselor online, but, cecilia, i had a great conversation with jackie and was sharing a lot. she was so, so helpful and within our community, you know this. >> you don't talk about it. >> you don't talk about it. you grow up with such strong women, great grandmothers, grandmothers, mothers, it's like you feel hesitant to say, i need help. >> yes, i'm so glad you guys did this story, and it's also important to point out that we need culturally specific therapy and therapists too. important conversation. thank you so much. george, we throw it to you. >> all right, cecilia, thanks. we're about seven weeks from the midterm elections, and this weekend our new weekly docu-series "power trip," those who seek power and those that chase them will launch on hulu, and it features seven young reporters from abc news, and here's a first look. >> got to go. go get that. >> there's some pressure. >> i'm ready for it all.
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>> it doesn't matter who it is, baby, we ain't going to take no for an answer. >> reporter: the 2022 midterm elections are just weeks away shaping up to be one of the most historic, consequential moments in american politics. >> this is an election about contrast between the democrats and republicans. >> reporter: and we're taking you behind the scenes following seven young abc news reporters setting out across the country. >> in texas, when i talk to voters, immigration is the number one thing that they mention. >> reporter: embedding with the campaigns, talking to voters. >> who are you here to see? >> i'm here to see desantis. >> ron desantis. >> desantis. >> what did you think of his move sending migrants to martha's vineyard? >> well, i thought that was a good idea. >> yes! >> you are going to get to be a part of history. everybody is going to make mistakes. i don't mean in a way that you should be afraid when you go out there, but the more that is at stake, the more accurate you have to be. we're going to run you ragged. you're going to have to cover policy, politics and do it in a
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very polarized environment where you're going to have to gain trust from all sides. [ crowd chanting ] >> this is just the beginning. you ain't seen nothing yet. >> you guys are fake news, fake, fake news. >> i think our democracy is on a knife edge. there's so much at stake. >> which building? >> i don't know. >> i think it's going to be important for you to chronicle that for our viewers. good luck. >> let's go. let's get it. >> they are hitting it. they're hitting it every single day. it's been so much fun to watch and to watch them grow, see them do their jobs and all of you can see it on "power trip." it drops sunday on hulu. ginger. >> thanks, george. can't wait to watch. now i have a question. how low can we go? tomorrow morning will bottom out for the northeast, at least for the next couple of days because we will see temperatures moderate a bit as we get toward the end of the weekend back into the 70s for highs, new york
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city, philadelphia, close in boston but a drew: i'm meteorologist drew tuma with your accurate weather forecast. warm sometime today, temperatures above average, 70's and 80's around the bayshore line, 90's returning in the how spots inland. overnight, limited fog, mainly clear skies, temperatures falling mainly to the 50's and 60's. get ready for a warm to hot weekend here about saturday and sunday above average. we cool off by middle part of next week. i am here with multiplatinum i am here with multiplatinum country pop powerhouse kelsea ballerini. she has a new album out this morning, "subject to change." we're going to hear her first single from that album coming up but first we'll talk a little bit. welcome to the show, kelsea. >> good morning, michael. how are you? >> good morning. i am doing well. and, you know, congrats on the new album.
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and i love what you said about this album. you said it's the first album that you wrote for yourself. you didn't worry about being a role model. >> hmm. >> so how did that affect "subject to change"? >> i think i just redefined what a role model looks like. you know, i used to think it meant like being polished and only showing like that part of life, and i've realized for me, i think being a role model means showing all of it and kind of talking about like the messiness of life and the messiness of growing up, and i've certainly felt that the last few years entering into my late 20s, and that's what this record covers. >> you performed at the academy of country music honors and helped honor shania twain and wore a dress she wore in 1999. >> i know. i know, you guys. >> what was your reaction when she saw that? >> she had the cutest reaction. i have it on video. she just like had her eyes all big, and, you know, to honor shania correctly, i was like, i can't just sing her song because she's so much more than just a
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singer/songwriter in country music. she pushed boundaries in fashion and production and persona, so to sing her song "man i feel like a woman" but also wear her i think 1999 grammy dress where she swept the grammys is such an honor. >> well, i'm sure she would be proud. you looked great in that dress. >> thank you. >> and also tomorrow, radio city music hall. >> oh, my gosh, i know. >> you're launching "heartfirst," and i know you're going to sing your heart out. what are you most excited about being in front of the fans again? >> i haven't done a headline tour since spring of 2019, so i know people in that room have been waiting with me since then to do this together. and to be honor this record on that legendary stage in this fantastic city is incredible. >> we're honored you'll sing for us. everybody, stay right there. we'll be back in a few minutes.
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announcer: building a better bay area, moving forward, finding solutions. this is abc7 news. kumasi: good morning. let's get to the traffic. jobina: we are facing some big issues on bart. major delays in the san francisco and east bay directions between the embarcadero and west oakland stations because of equipment problems on the tracks. there is limited service right now. also limited service along the richmond line entirely, the redline, and that is because of equipment shortage. we have been facing that all morning long. and a clear ride for you here. kumasi:
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switch to the fastest mobile service - xfinity mobile. now with the best price on two lines of unlimited. just $30 a line. >> good morning. we are chatting with nisi nash. plus, paul walker hauser is here. drew: we are warming up pretty fast, already a lot of cities in the 60's before 9:00 a.m. the reason why is the sunshine. we are fog free. we getting get into the 80's and 90's for the most part later today with lots of sunshine out there. the warming trend continues for the weekend. upper 90's in the hottest spots tomorrow.
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kumasi: we will have another update in about 30 minutes. you can always find the latest ♪ jump, jump, jump ♪ ♪ oh, oh ♪ welcome back to "gma." check out brooklyn's jazzy jumpers double dutch team putting on a show here in times square. they're jumping rope. it has made a great leap in popularity over the past few years. many people turned their focus on improving their physical and mental health. take a look. ♪ it's the cardio workout that hasn't skipped a beat, jump rope, the old-school exercise trend making a comeback during the pandemic. #jumprope used 2.2 billion times. >> we were all locked in either apartments or houses without
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access to a gym or gym equipment and the jumprope is $20 or less and you can do it inside. >> reporter: rachel so passionate about jumping rope she quit her corporate job to start her jump rope method, get roped. >> i think as an adult you sort of lose that ability to do something new and challenge your brain in a way that we used to as children. >> reporter: jumping rope can have benefits for your health too. studies show it may improve bone health and improve athletic performance, plus, it's fun. for the women of chicago's 40 plus double dutch club, bringing back their childhood hobby has been a blast. >> we're not just jumping rope, we are building relationships with each other, we're improving our physical health, our emotional health and our spiritual health. they walk away with a sense of sisterhood. >> reporter: and jumping rope has helped them feel carefree
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once again. >> it brings back memories of community back when girls and women were jumping rope, and they didn't have any cares in the world, and we realize we can 46 still do that. we don't have to stop doing that. >> you kind of have that unity. you have that teamwork. you have that encouraging piece that gives them kind of that extra push and the stamina to say, hey, if i can do this again, then i can just kind of conquer any mountain that comes my way. >> and the jazzy jumpers, they have been been out here jumping all morning long right now we're going to talk to toni veal, the team's coach. toni, thank you for being here and bringing the team out. what makes the sport of double dutch so important for you and your team? >> double dutch is the epitome of a team sport, you, your jumper and turner. one person is missing and everything is thrown off. there's no subs, no outlet. it's just you, your jumper and your turner. >> you are on when you are on, right? all right, you have miss lawren
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here. you are a sixth grade -- do i have this right -- sixth grade freestyle specialist on the team. i can't wait to see you in action. what have you learned from double dutch? >> well, what i learned is how to jump rope and do tricks, but most importantly i learned that blood doesn't make us family. my team is my family, and i love them so much. >> come on. she's going to put us in tears this morning. >> now, outside, toni, outside of the physical benefit, what do kids learn from being a part of this team, do you feel? >> being a part of double dutch you learn how to persevere, because it's different. you're using different muscles you've never used. you learn how to be determined, learn how to be -- i mean, the best person you can be, but double dutch is just togetherness, everything we have worked with each other, you're literally leaning on your teammates so the sense of belonging and the sense of being needed, welcome, who doesn't want that, especially when you're part of a team. once you feel like you are absolutely necessary there. and that's what you get with
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double dutch. >> i'm told i'm going to get some personal instruction here. >> whenever you're ready. >> let's do it. >> somebody else, cecilia. give me the microphone. >> i'm wearing the wrong shoes. we'll start here. where do i start? >> in the middle. >> okay. >> you want to face me? and i just want you to hop like a bunny, one, two, keep hopping. >> jumping in heels. >> there you go. keep hopping, keep hopping. >> getting there. >> i guess that's all her feet could take. >> hey, i did that in high heels, america. i did that in high heels. >> you're good, man. safety is always first, but you did that. >> hey, lawren, i'll tell you, after seeing that your job is safe. >> show us. >> do a little freestyle. >> that's okay. >> she's going to start the rope to turn in. one, two, come on. >> whoa. >> don't worry about the rope. >> oh, doing -- oe.ood job, baby girl.
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>> yeah, that definitely requires teamwork. that requires teamwork. >> amazing. all for being here. it really is a special treat for us to have you out here on a friday morning, and they are going. physical fitness, teamwork, family. that's what it's all about. toni, lawren, thank all of you this morning. coming up, you know, "shark tank" star mark cuban will share his business secrets with busy parents. brad, don't hurt yourself. >> one, two, one, two. one, two. one, two. ♪
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california, mountains, oceans, natural wonders,
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diverse and creative people. but when the out-of-state corporations behind prop 27 look at california, they see nothing but suckers. they wrote prop 27 to give themselves 90% of the profits from online sports betting in california. other states get much more. why is prop 27 such a suckers deal for california? because the corporations didn't write it for us. they wrote it for themselves.
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♪ back nour with our "gma" book club september pick, "the fortunes of jaded women" by carolyn huynh. zohreen shah sat down with the author to talk about her debut novel. good morning, zohreen. >> reporter: good morning. this book was inspired by real-life places like little saigon but real-life experiences and people including one fortune teller who had a big impact on this author herself. it's the story about vietnamese joy and happiness. author carolyn huynh's debut novel "the fortunes of jaded women" tells about the story of women cursed for generations and a fortune teller's prophecy that the curse will finally break. >> the curse is they'll
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never know love or happiness so the prediction for the year says there will be a marriage, a death and a pregnancy, and it brings all the aunties, mothers, cousins, daughters together for better or worse as they try to navigate who -- like which prediction belongs to who. >> reporter: the novel centers around several generations of women. each of their voices distinctly different, but laugh out loud funny. >> i think i really wanted to showcase how vietnamese women, especially the mothers, are unintentionally quite funny, and i know like some parts of the book can be seen as quite crass in dialogue in how they speak to each other, but it's so specific to vietnamese americans. to show love they kind of like drag you or roast you. >> this story is largely told from a female point of view. was that on purpose? >> yes, yes, it's fiction, but my mother, i always felt like she didn't have a voice in the family, so it was very
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purposeful that i would only showcase women. >> did you have a favorite scene you loved writing? >> i love writing about the older generation like the three mothers, because i feel like you rarely see older women in those type of settings and stories, so my favorite would be like when they get in a physical fight with one another and they start throwing oranges and shouting and trying to get through their frustration together. >> reporter: carolyn pulls from real-life people but also places for fortunes, and we sat down at this vietnamese hot spot in orange county later walking through little saigon, a community at the heart of carolyn's book. >> i just really wanted to highlight a west coast vietnamese american culture. >> reporter: one big inspiration is from carolyn herself. she visited a psychic in hawaii who made some bold predictions about her own life, which came true. >> it's based actually off of a real famous vietnamese psychic in hawaii, and everybody in the vietnamese community knows who she is. she said i'd become a writer one day. >> my god. >> and she mentioned when i
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would meet my partner. >> wow. >> you should go see her. everybody should go see this woman. >> reporter: as for the predictions forecasted in the book, you'll have to read it yourself, but get ready for a lot of laughs before you find out. >> at the end of the day there's still hope even if you think the whole world is against you. i just really want readers to find joy and laughter. >> reporter: joy and laver ter. those are two things every family needs and, guys, to get a free copy of this book, we teamed up with little free library. go to our website to find the one closest. apparently, i need to find this fortune teller. i have some questions for you. "the fortunes of jaded women" is out right now. you can keep reading on our instagram @gmabookclub. george. >> thank you, zohreen. let's go to ginger. >> and, george, for anyone looking for a weekend activity, maybe you haven't made your plans yet, you can dive back into the mysterious world of pandora. the re-release of james cameron's 2009 original "avatar" is hitting theaters again today for a limited time only, and for
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all you "avatar" fanatic now to billionaire and "shark tank" star mark cuban. he's sharing his business secrets with busy moms helping them translate some of their skills into start-up success and our "gma" lifestyle contributor lori bergamotto here with us with more on a resource that could help everyone. good morning. >> good morning. ginger, that's right. the pandemic forced a disproportionate amount of mothers out of the workplace. this segment is sponsored by zenbusiness, and now they want to help millions of those moms come back as the boss. ♪ he's the shark that small business owners want in their
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corner of the tank. >> let's make a deal. >> deal. >> done. >> deal. >> reporter: billionaire entrepreneur and dallas mavs owner mark cuban. >> my wheelhouse is helping guide amazing entrepreneurs like yourself. >> reporter: cuban's midas touch turning dreams into dollars. >> oh, my gosh. >> reporter: now as a spokesperson for our sponsor zenbusiness, cuban is helping the estimated 3.5 million moms who left the workplace during the pandemic. >> there's a unique opportunity for all those women to start businesses. sometimes it's a step that maybe you hadn't chosen to take that creates the opportunity. ep o cherica crawford, is one of those women. ready for school? >> reporter: after being laid off from a day care, she decided to take a leap of faith. >> i was collecting unemployment and i was paying the bills but i wasn't satisfying my needs or my kids' needs so needed
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something better. >> reporter: she decided to turn her passion for cooking soul food into her own catering company called what's popping cuisine. >> my specialty is a wing boil. it's like a seafood boil but with whole wings and shrimp. >> reporter: zenbusiness' online services guiding her every step of the way from simplifying legal paperwork to helping her build her brand. >> i'll get emails throughout the month. this is how you can promote yourself. this is how you can go a little bit further. they're very helpful. >> reporter: cuban says it's this type of work ethic that make mompreneurs stand out. as many heads of households, they can take advantage of their built-in business skills. >> you do the shopping, you do the budgeting, you manage the checking accounts, there's a drive and there's a compassion and there's an ability to listen that men i've worked with don't have, and that differentiates them. >> reporter: now cuban has a message about a new program to help other moms become their own bosses too. >> if you go to zenbusiness, you will get a free llc created for you, and that will set you on
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the path to getting all the comprehensive offerings that zenbusiness has. just ask yourself a single question, why not me? why can't i be that mom that creates a business that changes everything? >> reporter: and mark cuban shared a couple more secrets for becoming a successful mompreneur. he says the first thing you need to ask yourself, is what am i good at? figure out what your strengths are and what your skill set is that might set you apart in the marketplace. once you identify that, focus on how to take that and level it up. so, you know, you want to become good at it first then become great at it. also, ginger, he said, use your friends and other moms you're close to as your support network. pitch and sell your idea to them first, and then get feedback from them. let them help you guide, you know, your concept, your strategies and really navigate that because we're moms. we'll tell you exactly what we like and what we don't. >> that's right, and we know what works and what doesn't. >> exactly. >> and i will say, moms
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have great ideas and we get stuff done, right. >> amen. >> thank you, lori, thank you so much. coming up here, kelsea ballerini performing live off her brand-new album. ♪ it's just the risk we take ♪ "gma's" "back to business" is sponsored by zenbusiness. another busy day? of course - you're a cio in 2022. but you're ready. because you've got the next generation in global secure networking from comcast business. with fully integrated security solutions all in one place. so you're covered. on-premise and in the cloud. you can run things the way you want - your team, ours or a mix of both. with the nation's largest ip converged network.
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♪♪ ♪ welcome back to "gma" on this friday morning. it is time now for our concert series, and kelsea ballerini is ready to sweep us off our feet with "heartfirst" from her brand-new album that's available now, "subject to change. kelsea, take it away. >> whoo, yeah. ♪ ♪ met him at a party accidentally brushed his body ♪ ♪ on the way to get a drink at the bar ♪ ♪ i couldn't wait till later
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talking in the elevator ♪ ♪ then we're kissing in the back of the car ♪ ♪ that voice in my head says to slow down ♪ ♪ but it can't see the way you're looking at me right now ♪ ♪ it may not be next week, what i need, but then again, maybe it might be ♪ ♪ could be forever or we might break ♪ ♪ that's just the kind of risk that we take ♪ ♪ my head is yelling that i could get hurt ♪ ♪ but i'm gonna jump right in, baby, with my heartfirst ♪ ♪ who knows what will happen ♪ ♪ ain't it always magic hoinou d'to ♪ could be wish i never knew you or permanently talk to you ♪ ♪ only the moon knows what's in the stars ♪ ♪ that voice in my head says to slow down ♪ ♪ but it can't feel your hands
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on my hips right now ♪ ♪ it may not be next year, what i need, but then again, maybe it might be ♪ ♪ could be forever or we might break, that's just the kind of risk that we take ♪ ♪ my head is yelling that i could get hurt, but i'm gonna jump right in, baby, with my heartfirst ♪ ♪ i gotta have ya gotta see if this works ♪ ♪ i gotta have ya ooh, i gotta have ya ♪ ♪ your heart and i can't even stop myself anymore ♪ ♪ oh, we couldn't end the perfect night outside my front door ♪ ♪ could be forever or we might break ♪ ♪ that's just the kind of risk that we take ♪
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♪ my head is yelling that i could get hurt, but i'm gonna jump right in ♪ ♪ baby, with my heartfirst ♪ [ applause ] "gma's" concert series is sponsored by carmax. car buying reimagined. kevin: i've fought wildfires for twenty years. here's the reality we face every day. this is a crisis. we need more firefighters, more equipment, better forest management to prevent wildfires and reduce toxic smoke. and we need to reduce the tailpipe emissions that are driving changes to our climate. that's why cal fire firefighters, the american lung association, and the california democratic party support prop 30. prevent fires. cut emissions. and cleaner air. yes on 30.
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>> announcer: next friday you're gonna love this because, tell them, kane. ♪ i love you like i love country music ♪
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>> announcer: yes, it's kane brown next friday lighting up "good morning america's" concert series sponsored by carmax. ♪ a big thank you to our good friend, kelsea ballerini, for that great performance and, george, you have a very busy week. you got "power trip" is coming up and "this week." >> yeah, they're both dropping on sunday. sunday morning, "this week" and we'll introduce some of the embeds sunday morning and then "power trip" drops later on hulu that day. >> you have to pick up your work schedule. you're getting lazy. >> have to catch up with you, michael. have a great weekend.
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announcer: building a better bay area. moving forward, timing solutions -- finding solutions. this is abc 7 news. >> good morning, everyone. a look at traffic. >> thank you. we are sticking with our mass transit update here because you're still going to face major delays on bart and san francisco in east bay directions thssments due to an equipment problem on the tracks. there's limited service and single tracking right now. plan for an alternative commute. going to give you an update on the richmond line. this is a red line. we also have a limited service here. >> look at these numbers. warming through the 60's already. on our way to sunny skies and warm afternoon. here's a live look. warm sunshine. 80's and 90's away from the coast. above average today. and that warming trend will continue through the weekend. >> thank you. now time for live with kelly and
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ryan and we'll be back at 11:00 for midday live. see you then.n. today from the series, the rookie: feds, niecy nash-betts, and from the series, black bird, paul walter hauser. plus viewer comments and questions direct from the inbox. all next on live. and now here are kelly ripa and ryan seacrest. ["be the one" by dua lipa] live wire. good morning! deja! ♪ 'cause, i could be the one ♪ [audience applauding] thank you. ugh, we did it, we made it. -we made it. -what? what's wrong? yeah, we're casual. this is us. this is like what we're like in the wild. this is the off-air us right now. friday, september 23rd. this is the way we dress in our real lives. on fridays, deja and i wear sorbet colors. -sorbet. -yes. yes. yes. [chuckles]


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