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d.c. on espn all day. good morning, america. breaking news as we come on the air. one of the deadliest explosions in years rocks a capital city. a suicide car bomb goes off during rush hour killing dozens, wounding hundreds more. outside embassies in the heart of kabul, afghanistan. president trump's administration in the crosshairs. the russia investigation now expanding to include trump's personal lawyer as the mystery grows over the president's midnight tweet. what did he mean by this word? his response this morning. comedian kathy griffin under fire for these vile images of president trump. the secret service has responded as outrage grows. ♪ and the 6-year-old superstar about to take the world stage. >> b-a-e-d-e-k-e-r, baedeker. >> correct.
>> becoming the youngest competitor ever to qualify for the national spelling bee. how she's preparing to go up against kids twice her age as the showdown kicks off this morning. and good morning, america. so 6-year-old edith fuller about to make a little history at the spelling bee. youngest competitor ever. but the big question is could she solve president trump's spelling challenge? >> could she spell covfefe? >> or covfefe. the "v" is silent. c-o-v-f-e-f-e. >> you're right, george. you're right. >> he broke it down. to that extent. >> 12:06 tweet this morning. never finished it. >> covfefe. that tweet, that word, covfefe, covfefe, whatever you want to call it has sparked more than a million tweets and jimmy kimmel saying, what makes me sad is i know i'll never write anything funnier than covfefe.
>> and as george alluded to he responded to it on twitter and found humor in it. we'll have much more on that in a bit. first we want to get to breaking news. a devastating attack rocking afghanistan's capital near several embassies during rush hour. let's go straight to abc's lama hasan for the very latest on this, good morning, lama. >> reporter: and good morning to you, amy. this morning in what is the deadliest attack in the afghan capital in years striking during the muslim holy month of ramadan in the heart of rush hour, the moment the massive and powerful explosion caught on an office security camera. the car bomb ripped through what is meant to be one of the most secure and heavily fortified neighborhoods in kabul close to the british and german embassies killing more than 80 people and wounding 350 others. among them, german embassy workers and civilians. officials expecting the death toll to rise. security forces and medical teams quickly swarm the scene. the injured were ferried in makeshift ambulances. the force so strong, it blew out
windows with more than 50 cars destroyed. plumes of smoke could be seen for miles. no group has taken responsibility yet. the afghan taliban released a statement condemning the bombing. both isis and the taliban have been behind recent attacks in the country but the question this morning, how did an attacker evade the heavy police presence and target an area protected by ten-foot-high walls? amy. >> yeah. so many questions. a horrific story there. lama hasan, thank you so much. >> that conflict is getting worse. we move on. a lot going on in washington as president trump mulls whether to pull out of the paris climate accord. he set twitter on fire with that tweet we talked about and he's back at it this morning with more tweets about the russia investigation. more on that ahead. the secret service has responded to kathy griffin after she posted a gruesome photo holding a replica of president trump's head and now apologized. we'll have more on that and it comes as the russia investigation continues to grow and vladimir putin doubles down on his denial of russian interference in our election.
he's calling it fiction. our chief investigative correspondent, brian ross, has new reporting on more trump associates caught in the web of the investigation. good morning, brian. >> reporter: good morning. a showdown brewing today between congress and one of the president's longtime confidants who says he's refusing to cooperate in the russia investigation. >> mr. michael cohen. >> reporter: as his personal lawyer, michael cohen has been one of donald trump's most trusted aides. and now congress wants to know what, if any, connections he had with russian officials during the campaign. >> i think his role in particular is very important. >> reporter: trump came to his defense after the election when the dossier prepared for democratic party operatives alleged without any proof that cohen had secretly met with russian spies. >> it's a disgrace, and i think they ought to apologize to start with to michael cohen. >> reporter: cohen, tuesday, told abc news he's not talking to congress, calling the request poorly phrased, overly broad and not capable of being answered.
>> i would say to mr. cohen that we will issue a subpoena and he will be compelled to come and speak. >> reporter: but of greatest interest is the growing interest in the president's son-in-law, jared kushner and his dealings with the new york branch of a russian bank known to the fbi as a u.s. base for russian spies, including this one, evgeny buryakov after spending time in a u.s. prison. he is now back in moscow. >> this was a trained operative spy operation in new york targeting human assets. >> reporter: adding to the interest in kushner his efforts to set up a secret back channel between the trump transition team and the kremlin. >> this is exactly the kind of thing the russians do to recruit people to become sources of information for their intelligence services. >> reporter: kushner tells us he wants to answer any and all of the questions that congress has for him. >> that's right. we alluded to these tweets the president has out talking about carter page, his former campaign aide who is also caught up in
this as well. >> reporter: right. page had volunteered to testify before the house. democrats wanted him very much. now they're saying they don't want him so quickly and the president is asking why is that? what is going on? >> he says he would dispute some misleading testimony by james comey and john brennan. calls it a witch-hunt. the president is at it this morning. speaking of those tweets, let's have more on president trump's mysterious message overnight taking on the press in a tweet and then ending with a typo. he is now reacting to all the reaction that twitter got from his latest tweet. and his press secretary sean spicer returning to the podium for the first time in more than two weeks. let's go to cecilia vega who is in washington with all of that. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: yeah, amy, if you want me to say how to pronounce the word, i don't know. none of us here. covfefe, none of us know how to say it. it was a total head scratcher of a tweet from the president in the middle of the night. even people close to him have no idea what was behind this. overnight, the president took to twitter to complain about the media six minutes after
midnight. he wrote, despite the constant negative press, and then a jumble of letters, perhaps he meant coverage. that tweet retweeted more than 127,000 times becoming his most popular tweet since inauguration day. the reaction immediate. social media users pounced. but just before 6:00 a.m. that tweet deleted and the president seemed to find the humor in it too. this morning tweeting, who can figure out the true meaning of covfefe? enjoy. in t secretary sean spicer back at the podium after more than 15 days without an on camera briefing. >> good afternoon. >> reporter: but as for answers to all those questions about russia? >> i'm not going to get into what the president did or did not discuss. >> reporter: spicer did not deny that the president's son-in-law and adviser, jared kushner, tried to set up a back channel for communications with russia during the transition but he would not say whether the president knew or when he found out. >> you're asking if he approves of an action that is not a
confirmed action. >> so does the white house dispute that that happened? >> i'm not going to get into it but your question presupposes facts that have not been confirmed. >> reporter: reporters had more questions. >> but i guess -- >> -- make mistakes. >> but that's not -- that's just fake. >> reporter: he abruptly ended the briefing. >> thank you, guys, very much. i appreciate it. >> reporter: so back to this -- these tweets here. there have been reports perhaps a team of lawyers might start vetting the president's tweets before he sends them out. the sources i'm talking to say that is not going to happen. the president is very much the mastermind behind these tweets he sends out to his 31 million followers but, george, these tweets are a major source of angst for all of the aides here at the white house. >> clearly are. let's talk more with jonathan karl, chief political analyst matthew dowd, and let me begin with you and the president's tweets right there. clearly the president doing this on his own whenever he wants at any time set against the backdrop of a white house that is very unsettled right now.
talk of a staff shake-up and isolated president. >> reporter: these are days of discontent and unease in the trump white house. there is just no question about that. people close to the president who have spoken to him in recent days describe him, george, as deeply frustrated, unhappy with the advice he is getting here at the white house, therefore, reaching out more than ever to friends outside of the white house, and that discontent and unease extends to the white house staff. so many of the president's most senior advisors unsure of how secure their own positions are here at the white house right now because of that talk of a looming major shake-up at the white house. don't know if it will happen but there's clearly concerns here, concern here at the white house that it will. >> you can see that on sean spicer's face yesterday. let me bring in matthew dowd for more. one of the big questions right now, matt, is will anybody come in, anybody of quality come into this white house at this time, given how chaotic it seems to be inside?
>> well, if my advice would be the first position he needs is a twitter assistant to sort of help him along in this and i have to say as i was looking at that tweet early in morning, i thought he was talking about an international soccer association or a new drink at starbucks. i didn't quite -- was aware of it. as you know, every white house and every president when they're having difficulty and when things are not going well, they always blame the communication folks or always blame the staff. this is a situation i was thinking about this, a situation where the white house is like what the nba finals about to start is a basketball team. it's not a one-player game but donald trump looks at this like golf. he only is a singular player and so i think no matter what the staff shake-up is, no matter what staff is brought in, unless donald trump fundamentally changes his own behavior and his own manner with which he approaches the presidency it does not matter who he brings in. he has to fix his own shot, has to fix his own swing.
>> jon, the president facing a big decision whether to pull out of the paris climate accord that has really divided his advisers and supporters. >> reporter: it's divided our allies as well. you had a situation at the group of seven meeting the largest democracy, largest democracies in the world in sicily, six of them saying that they want a commitment to paris and the president and the united states saying that they were unsure. the president's advisers are divided on this. yesterday the press secretary actually could not answer the question of does the president believe that human activity contributes to climate change. so entirely unclear of what he's going to do here. the one thing they do say, though, his decision will be based not on the effect of our allies and the impact it will have on our relations with our allies but solely what he believes it will do to american jobs. >> fundamental baseline question. he said he had to check with the president. jon karl and matthew dowd, thanks very much. george, now to new images overnight of a first of its kind missile intercept test.
the u.s. successfully stopping a mock long-range missile in space. that comes amid mounting fears north korea will perfect a nuclear missile that can reach the continental u.s. our chief global affairs correspondent, martha raddatz has all the latest on that. good morning to you, martha. >> reporter: good morning, amy. there have been shorter range test missile intercepts over the years but many of those failed, but this long-range test, they nailed it on the first try. it was the first live fire intercept test of an intercontinental ballistic missile in history, a critical victory for the u.s. coming at a critical time. the mock warhead fired from an island in the pacific. more than 4,000 miles away at vandenberg air base in california, the interceptor, or kill vehicle roaring into space from an underground silo to stop the mock missile and within an hour, the five-foot-long interceptor, hitting its mark.
it is a remarkable achievement, the equivalent of hitting a speeding bullet traveling 4 miles a second with another speeding bullet. >> this is a very difficult calculation where you have to look at its arc and figure out where the intercept is going to occur somewhere deep in outer space. that is truly rocket science in every sense of the word. >> reporter: the test carried out after north korea successfully launched its ninth missile this year, a short-range ballistic missile with kim jong-un watching. state run media claiming it was more precise than ever before. but this successful intercept sends a powerful message to north korea. the head of the u.s. missile defense agency saying the test demonstrates a capable, credible deterrent against a very real threat, amy. >> martha, while it's stunning and incredible to witness, it's important to note that this test was done under ideal conditions and was well planned. >> reporter: it was. you do have to keep that in mind.
thankfully this has never had to be used in a real-life situation where an intercept would be much more challenging, amy. >> all right, martha raddatz, we appreciate that. michael. >> thank you, amy. now to chaos at orlando international airport overnight. police say a man pulled out what appeared to be a real gun and pointed it at officers. negotiators worked for hours to calm him down and abc's david kerley has the story. good morning to you, david. >> reporter: michael, on these days of heightened security concerns over terrorism, a man, a gun and an airport all causes alarm. the man with what appears to be a gun overnight starts a nearly three-hour standoff at the orlando international airport. hundreds of police officers descending at an airport rental car lot. >> quickly get out of there. >> reporter: they cornered the suspect as officers seen in this youtube video crouch behind pillars evacuating civilians and quickly realize the suspect is attempting a suicide by cop. >> the subject made several
comments, pointed the firearm at officers, said shoot me, shoot me. actually pointed the gun at his head imploring the officers to shoot him. >> reporter: police say the suspect, 26-year-old michael pettigrew is a former marine. >> officers were able to get him to drop the weapon. from that point he was in this area. he laid down on the ground with the gun very close by. it was a simulated firearm. the gun was not real. >> reporter: police were worried because that gun was so close to the suspect, that's why it took so long. the suspect taken for mental evaluation and the airport says this incident did not affect travel and operations at orlando. >> all right, thank you, david kerley. glad they were able to defuse that situation, amy. >> that's right, michael. we turn to the outburst in court as the man accused of killing two good samaritans faced a judge. prosecutors say jeremy christian confessed after his arrest and they say he hurled anti-muslim insults at two young women and then slashed the throats of the
men that tried to help them. christian did not enter a plea in court but he did go on a belligerent rant. >> death to the enemies of america. leave this country if you hate our freedom. you call it terrorism. i call it patriotism. >> prosecutors say christian was drinking sangria at the time of the train attack and later said i hope they all die. he could now face the death penalty if convicted. michael. >> all right, thank you, amy. turning to a big announcement from ariana grande. the pop star is returning to manchester this sunday to headline a tribute concert to benefit the victims of the terrorist attack and she has a lot of big acts that are going to join her. abc's alex perez is in manchester with that this morning. good morning, alex. >> reporter: hey, good morning, michael. it's been nine days since the attack and take a look behind me here. you can see the memorial keeps growing and growing and now a group of "a" list stars is hoping to honor the victims with the biggest tribute yet. overnight ariana grande vowing to make her return to
manchester. the pop star announcing the one love manchester concert planned for this sunday raising money for victims of the horrible tragedy with some of music's biggest names set to join grande on stage, from justin bieber to coldplay. miley cyrus. ♪ and katy perry who tweeted tuesday, the music community stands together with love and in solidarity. i am humbled to be part of this show. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: grande returning to manchester less than two weeks after a suicide bomber detonated explosives as concertgoers left a performance of her "dangerous woman" tour killing 22 and injuring 116 others. in manchester, authorities are still working around the clock, 11 men remain in custody for questioning and police are still trying to trace the bomber's
movements in the days before the attack. >> i think it's amazing that she's coming back. >> reporter: but in the tragedy's aftermath this benefit concert a glimmer of light in a city still healing from one of its darkest days. with so many looking for comfort. >> at the end of the day, we all stand strong, don't we? and we just realize how precious life is, and life does go on, and you have to show these people that they can't win, and you can't let them -- you can't let them take away everything that we believe in. >> reporter: and the stadium where the concert will be held sunday holds about 50,000 people. ariana grande said profits will benefit the victims and their families. michael. >> all right, thank you very much. as you said a glimmer of light. >> incredible to see how much that memorial has grown in the past week. just so much love and support for that community. >> she will galvanize it at concert. want to go to rob. storms and flooding in texas. >> yeah, pretty much the eastern half, a lot of instability and unsettled weather. i-35, heavy rain, 2 1/2 inches
in less than 3 hours there. winds gusting to 50 miles an hour. another threat for severe weather across the northeast later on today. time now for your sunny cities brought to you by capital one venture card. time now for your sunny cities bragt to you by capitalone venture card. good morning. i'm abc7 news meteorologist mike nicco. becoming mostly sunny and warmer, not quite as breezy today. the rain clouds and drizzle the next several nights. average to above average highs start friday. today, upper 50s along the coast. 65 at san francisco. 23469 oakland.
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right now. there's the photo. we blurred out the bloody replica of president trump's head she was holding and the president did tweet moments ago, kathy griffin should be ashamed of herself. my children, especially my 11-year-old son, barron, are having a hard time with this, sick. it drew a response from the secret service and pierre thomas has the details. good morning. >> reporter: george, good morning. a secret service official tells abc news the comedian likely will get a knock on her door from an agent who will not be in a laughing mood. pictures and video depicting comedian kathy griffin holding the bloodied decapitated head of president trump are no joking matter for the secret service. the image is shot by photographer tyler shields creating a backlash on twitter. the president's son don jr. tweeting, disgusting but not surprising. this is the left today. they consider this acceptable. imagine a conservative did this to obama as potus. chelsea clinton weighing in too tweeting, this is vile and wrong.
it is never funny to joke about killing a president. the secret service had a strong reaction telling abc news, we don't have the luxury of knowing a person's intent. each alleged or perceived threat has to be investigated thoroughly. griffin seemed to know she was stirring the pot. here she is after the shoot. >> we have to move to mexico today because we're going to go to prison, federal prison. >> kathy griffin. >> reporter: thymes have surely changed. here's griffin and trump embracing during an episode of "the apprentice" in 2014 but recently she has been a vocal opponent. >> i'm a big resister and i don't believe in compromise with this president. >> the secret service are going to look at this because it's out there. now, will they seriously put much energy into it? the answer is, no, did kathy griffin threaten anybody, no. >> reporter: griffin took to twitter to explain herself first saying i'm merely mocking the mocker in chief and then realizing she made a mistake releasing this video. >> i sincerely apologize.
i'm a comic. i crossed the line. i moved the line then i cross it. i went way too far. i made a mistake and i was wrong. >> reporter: well, this is art or a bad joke, the secret service says it can't afford to take chances threatening communications increase their workload and always concerned it might encourage copycats or the unstable. >> thank you, george. now to new details about tiger woods' dui arrest. the police report reveals the golfing great was asleep at the wheel and his car was damaged but he registered a zero on the breathalyzer test. abc's gio benitez is in jupiter, florida, where tiger was arrested and, good morning, gio. >> reporter: michael, good morning to you. police here now say they expect to release dash cam video of the arrest later this afternoon as they detail exactly what happened here early monday morning. this morning, according to police documents obtained by abc news at 2:03 monday morning a
jupiter police officer saw tiger woods' black 2015 mercedes stopped in the road both front tires flat, the car's body significantly damaged. the golf great unable to walk in a straight line wobbling and stumbling but a breathalyzer test supporting his claim that he hadn't been drinking. woods did tell officers he takes several prescriptions including vicodin and in a statement to abc news he blames an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications. the responding officer reporting that woods' speech was slow and slurred and that he did not know where he was. at one point telling police he was coming from golfing in los angeles on his way to orange county when he was actually nine miles from his jupiter, florida, multimillion dollar mansion. his eyes droopy, his pupils dilated. officers conducting field sobriety tests including reciting the alphabet but woods misunderstanding thinking they were asking him to sing the national anthem backwards. >> i feel bad for tiger. tiger is a friend.
he's been great for the game of golf and i think he needs all our help and we wish him well. >> reporter: a legendary figure who won 79 pga tour events and 14 majors now the subject of internet memes over this mug shot. >> he was invincible. he intimidated other golfers in a noncontact sport and yet he suffered embarrassment and suffered humiliation. >> reporter: and while woods passed the breathalyzer test police are still waiting on the toxicology report. he'll face a judge in july. michael. >> all right, thank you, gio. joining us now with more on this, dr. drew pinsky. he passed the breathalyzer test but he admitted he was on medication. what was the medication he was on and how would this affect his performance behind the wheel? >> yeah, michael, people have to remember that driving under the influence is not strictly driving under the influence of alcohol. it is under the influence of any mind altering substances that can affect your ability to
operate a vehicle. he was on vicodin, an opiate, here we are with yet another opiate story, the other medications are anti-inflammatories so hard to understand how the relationship amongst these medicines could have made him this obtunded. you have to wonder if there's something else on board. when we find out i'll come on to talk about it but toxicology still pending. >> what are the concerns about taking them together by mixing these? >> again, it's not the mix that he's admitted to so far. he's he admitted to anti-inflammatories and vicodin. vicodin if you take enough, opiates again can be sufficient and by the way, when i look at the combination of medicines that tiger is on all i hear is this is somebody in a lot of pain. there's no doubt this man suffers a lot of pain but he's getting into trouble with vicodin and if you are sufficiently obtunded that you are this out of it, you have to wonder what else was on board
here and, again, he didn't give that information so toxicologists hopefully will clarify this further. >> with all these medications, what are the long-term effects? >> again, the long-term effect, here would be my concern. is that you have somebody who is treated for behavioral addiction. went to an inpatient addiction program and now you have someone who is -- had consequences from ambien, now having consequences from opioid pain medication, who knows what else and that is a story i'd be very concerned about his relationship with substances. he should not be on these medications long term. he just should be off them and so the long-term effects are the kinds of long-term effects we keep talking about which is that people and substances is a dangerous combination and can even lead to death. >> dr. drew, thank you very much. amy. >> coming up here in two minutes, the former playboy model sentenced for taking a
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it just felt really low. >> reporter: this morning the 30-year-old model, actress and 2015 playboy playmout. first time to abc. her life changing in the blink of an eye after she posted this snapchat of a 70-year-old naked woman inside a locker room writing, if i can't unsee this, you can't either. >> i just want her to be able to move on and move forward in her life and not feel judged or that what she was doing was being ridiculed because it had nothing to do with that and that i'm so sorry. >> reporter: the online backlash swift. the gym revoking her membership for life accused of body-shaming, mathers said she received death threats. >> i had lost my privacy after taking privacy from somebody else. >> reporter: mathers apologized online but that wasn't enough. police investigated the incident charging her with criminal invasion of privacy. >> it wasn't just mean, it was illegal. did you know that?
>> i didn't have an intention of breaking a law. i just wasn't thinking to be honest. >> reporter: last week mathers was sentenced to community service and three years probation. instead of 45 days in jail. she maintains she was trying to send the picture to a friend privately. >> so what were your intentions? >> my intention was to reply to the conversation i was having with my friend, i know the difference between right and wrong and i chose wrong. >> i know that you've tried to reach out to the woman unsuccessfully at this point. is there anything that you want to say to her? >> i never meant to hurt her. i never intended on showing the world this photo and that i hope that she could forgive me. >> reporter: well, the prosecutor in this case is now using dani as an example to pass new legislation that would increase the penalty for taking and distributing photos or videos without the person's knowledge. dani told me she supports the bill but she doesn't want her
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they have revolutionized retail and completely changed how we shop as consumers. >> yeah, they change the way i shop. that's for sure. >> but what does this mean for the founder, jeff bezos. >> most of his money is tied up in amazon stock. he is now an absolute billionaire at the top of the list, just behind bill gates. right now jeff bezos, $85 billion, bill gates, $88.8 billion. what's a few billion dollars? >> how do they even get that close? >> and he's closing in on gates right now. on just this year his net worth has gone up $20 billion because of that stock price. >> whoa. >> not bad. >> t.j. has been shaking his head this entire time. >> i saw some headline yesterday, $2,000 a share for amazon. >> now, that's what people are talking about. when you hit a milestone like a thousand dollars you'll hear talk like that, but right now the big question is who gets to a trillion dollars first, apple right now is in the lead.
they are about $200 billion away as a company from that trillion dollar mark. but now amazon, google, alphabet are catching up. there's a lot of conversation about this three-horse race getting to a trillion dollars first. >> wow. >> that's a lot of money. >> it's a lot of money. >> all right, thank you, rebecca. now we go to the competitor everyone is watching, the scripps national spelling bee kicks off and 6-year-old edith fuller has become the youngest qualifier ever. she was just 5 years old when she made the competition in march and now she's gearing up to go against some much older kids. >> yeah, put this in perspective, strahan. it kicks off, the spelling round, 291 kids most between the age of 10 and 15 then two 9-year-olds, one 8-year-old and this one little 6-year-old girl and people wonder how in the world is she doing it. her parents must have been pushing her at a young age. it turns out, as you see from espn's "e:60:," she turns out to be a little phenom from oklahoma. check it out. >> my name is edith abigail
fuller. i am from tulsa, oklahoma. and i'm 5 years old. >> we were just having fun around the table, you know, oh, can you spell cat and what else can you spell? one of us threw out the word restaurant and she spelled it. how did she know that? we turned on youtube and found a little spelling bee and she was absolutely transfixed. we thought, well, hey, maybe she would like a competition. >> baedeker. >> baedeker, b-a-e-d-e-k-e-r, baedeker. >> correct. >> sevruga. >> correct. >> mesmerize. >> correct. >> she just kept spelling them and spelling them. >> jnana. >> jnana, j-n-a-n-a, jnana. >> you are our champion. [ applause ] >> winning words means knowledge of all things. but she again is 6.
two other 6-year-olds before that competed but she is still the youngest in terms of months and days so she is absolutely the youngest. you have your boards. let me give you -- >> so happy. >> i don't get to do this a lot. i don't get to stump george stephanopoulos a lot. all right, this is one of the words she spelled correctly. you spelled sarsaparilla, write it down. sarsaparilla. >> can you use it in a sentence? >> yeah, i'm going to the store to pick me up some sweet sarsaparilla. that's all you're getting. sarsaparilla. everybody, good. >> hey, george, can i look at your sheet. >> i'm undecided but i think i got it right. >> i think you did too. i was going to change mine. >> show. >> i decided -- i think you have to put an "r" in there, s-a-r-s-a-p-a-r-i-l-l-a. >> the one time i try to stump george and still can't. >> george got it right. >> spell check. >> hey, i got that wrong. let me tell you what i can spell. here we go.
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. breaking this morning a massive explosion rocks a capital city. a suicide bomb detonates right in the middle of rush hour. dozens killed. hundreds wounded outside embassies in afghanistan. also this morning, president trump's mysterious midnight tweet taking on the press and ending in a typo sending the internet into a frenzy. the president now responding this morning. new overnight, shocking health battle for olivia newton-john. the star revealing her breast cancer returned 25 years after she was first diagnosed. young adults and sex. the new report on hookup culture. we heard what young women had to say about love and relationships. now young men weigh in. their surprising answers about harassment, commitment and trying to find real romance. and look at these pictures.
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you don't know him yet but there he is, he will steal your heart. he was a rescue pup and an incredible story. he's now a giant tv star. he is so funny. his story is coming up just ahead. >> he stood at attention when you called him. >> a lot coming up. a lot of news. we do. we have much more on the breaking news out of afghanistan. a massive bomb targeting one of the most secure areas of the country not far from the u.s. embassy in kabul. at least 80 people have been killed. 400 injured in a scene of mass devastation. lama, good morning. >> reporter: good morning amy. it is the deadliest attack in the afghan capital in years striking during ramadan. a massive and wow powerful car bomb exploded in one of the most secure and heavily fortified neighborhoods in kabul. close to the british and german embassies and a mile away from the
u.s. embassy. the dead mostly civilians and german embassy workers. no group has taken responsibility yet. the afghan taliban released a statement condemning the bombing. both isis and the taliban have been behind recent attacks in the country. amy. >> all right, lama, thank you. well, president trump's longtime lawyer is now the latest member of his inner circle to come under scrutiny in the investigation into russia's meddling in the election. meanwhile, overnight the president sent a confusing tweet that quickly became his most retweeted message since the inauguration. senior white house correspondent cecilia vega has all the details on that, good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: amy, good morning to you. that twitter confusion started around midnight when the president sent this tweet saying despite the constant negative press, then a judgment of letters, perhaps he meant coverage. the internet had a field day overnight even starting a website to sell t-shirts and mugs. this morning the president deleted that tweet but then seemed to find the humor in it tweeting who can figure out the true meaning of covfefe? enjoy! this morning, the white house facing serious questions about those russian allegations widening.
his personal lawyer and former white house press officer have become a focus of congressional inquiries and as for the president's son-in-law and adviser jared kushner press secretary sean spicer is not denying that he tried to set up back channel communications with russia during the transition but spicer would not say whether the president knew or when he found out. amy. >> all right, cecilia, thank you. comedian kathy griffin apologizing for a disturbing image. it showed her holding a bloody replica of president trump's head which we blurred. the photo got the attention of the secret service and sparked outrage online. the president calling it sick. overnight griffin released a video admitting she went too far and asking for forgiveness. chelsea clinton was among her harshest critics calling the photo vile scheduled to appear on "the view." right here on abc. a french tennis player banned from the french open after he was seen on live television repeatedly groping and kissing this reporter on the
neck. you can see her trying to pull away. she says if it hadn't have been a live interview, i love this, she would have punched him. shocking video overseas of a water main exploding on a street in ukraine. the blast spewed debris seven stories high. damaging buildings and flooding streets. the water company turned the pressure up too high during a test. finally a college student in new york missed his graduation because of major train delays here in the city so take a look at what happened. you love this. people on the subway joined together to create their own graduation ceremony for him. he was already in his cap and gown. all he needed was his diploma. one of his friends presented him with one on his cell phone. he was graduating from the hunter bellevue school of nursing so congratulations to him and -- [ applause ] >> so happy for him. >> exactly. >> not bad. thank you, amy. let's get some "pop news." >> absolutely, good morning, everybody. how are you guys? [ cheers and applause ]
good morning to you. time now for "pop news." and we begin with alanis morissette who has one hand in her pocket and the other working on an amazing idea bringing her classic album "jagged little pill" to light as a stage musical. the show will premiere next may at the american repertory theater in cambridge and she has assembled a dream team around her. "juno" screenwriter diablo cody will help her write the script. the director of "waitress" diane paulus at the helm and "american idiot" will do all the music based on "ironic," "you ought to know," hand in my pocket." if it works we will see this "jagged little pill" gobbled up by broadway. brilliant writer. great idea. also in "pop news," celine dion's heart will go on but her ties severed to her jupiter island estate. she has sold it for $28 million.
the villa originally hit the market in 2013 for $71 million. so a big bargain for the unknown american buyer listed as the jupiter island trust. the oceanfront mansion which is built by the singer and her late husband rene, 415 feet of shoreline. six acres, i'll lose my breath, hang on. 13 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, an elevator, two guest homes and tennis court and, oh, yeah, three swimming pools and a water park complete with a lazy river and hopefully she'll throw in a map. >> hey. [ applause ] >> why do you need three swimming pools? >> why have one when you can have three. >> all of that sounds like a bargain. >> really. >> i'm joking. >> wait a minute. what was it called jupiter island trust. >> yeah, hmm. no, not me. >> finally in "pop news" this morning, after a week of blind taste tests by wine experts,
amy, get your pen out, the best roses in the world have been named. one of them cost $8, people. thank you. thank you. as if i made it myself. the exquisite selection cotes de provence beat others in the award that shows wine lovers you don't need a lot to enjoy an excellent wine. cheers to that. >> i see you're wearing your rose inspired dress for everyone. >> summer water for everyone. >> to get over the hump today. >> i sure did. that's my goal. you're welcome. coming up we switch gears. the latest on olivia newton-john's health battle. dr. ashton here with that. the eye-opening new report when a group of young men about love, sex and relationships. we'll hear what they're telling us this morning.
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we are back with a new health battle for olivia newton-john. the singer and actress revealing her breast cancer is back, 25 years after it first appeared revealing new details this morning. ♪ you're the one i want whoo-hoo ♪ >> olivia newton-john catapulted to her fame in her role of sandy in "grease" and this morning, the actress revealed she is facing a second battle with cancer at the age of 68. a statement on newton-john's facebook page saying she's putting her june concert dates on hold writing the back pain has turned out to be breast cancer that has metastasized adding she will complete a short course of proton radiation therapy as well as natural wellness therapies. she first treated for breast cancer in 1992. undergoing a mastectomy, chemotherapy and breast reconstruction speaking about keeping a positive attitude
through treatment with diane sawyer back in 2005. >> instead of visualizing it as poison it was golan light going through my body to kill the bad things in it. >> reporter: she is a vocal advocate for breast cancer detection and research. >> it is saying you can go from cancer to wellness. >> reporter: she co-released "live on" inspired by the loss of her sister to brain cancer and her own personal struggle with illness. >> life is such a gift. you don't know what life is going to bring. >> let's bring in dr. jen ashton and our thoughts and prayers go to olivia newton-john and her family. this is the worst case scenario for anyone who is a breast cancer survivor, the fear of it returning is always there and present. how rare is it for it to come back 25 years later? >> i mean, these are the dreaded words that no cancer survivor wants to hear. that cancer is back and in general the risk of recurrence is based on the size, the stage,
the tumor type initially with breast cancer the longer out you are cancer-free the better but to be clear, unfortunately, it can come back at any time. >> she says she'll be undergoing radiation therapy. what can you tell us about that? the cancer has metastasized. >> exactly to the bone or the tailbone in her case. you know, radiation therapy is -- uses high energy to really target the tumor's dna and destroy it and in general minimizes the damage to surround tissue unlike chemotherapy which goes everywhere and done in this case to shrink the tumor 'lessen symptom. >> it's basically about prolonging life at this point. >> yes. >> so this is obviously a horrific story but in the midst of all of this cancer news there is a glimmer of hope actually and you're excited to talk about it. >> there's been some major cancer news in the last couple of days. this is really about precision medicine. the fda has granted what's called an accelerated approval to a drug called keytruda which targets a gene that is defective in many types of cancers and
stimulates the immune system. this is approved for advanced inoperable metastatic solid tumors from any cancer. this is the first drug in its class that is really across all solid organ types so it's not you're being treated for breast cancer or lung cancer, this is gene therapy, very, very big news. >> that is incredibly exciting. what has the study shown in terms of risks to the patient for taking a drug like this. >> the major studies done out of john hopkins by dr. luis diaz and his team, 50% of patients were alive at the one-year mark. these were patients who were out of time and out of hope before then. it was generally well tolerated side effects being nausea, fatigue, shortness of breath, itching. comes with a very big price tag, it's about $150,000 a year. it is really, really exciting news in cancer. >> can it accessible to most patients at this point or is that still to come. >> you will see more and more patients being treated with the
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23469 oakland. 78 santa rosa. 77 concor. pretty close to average. there's the cloud cover tonight. temperatures from 52 to 58. and now to a closer look at that new report on millennials and their love lives. deborah roberts sat down with a group of women to see what they thought and now deborah is back this morning with the men's take. can't wait to hear this. good morning, deborah. >> good morning. you remember we were all caught off guard when we talked about this report and how young women say they feel harassed nearly daily. it seems guys aren't always aware of that. i spoke with some young men would say believe it or not they're just as interested in positive caring relationships as women are. show of hands, how many of you are in a relationship? >> vague, right. >> define relationship. in that newly released report called the talk, harvard researchers saw a stunning trend
that young people ages 18 to 25 appear to be less sexually active than their parents were at those ages. as for serious relationships, millennial women we spoke with seem to be ready. >> i feel like any time intimate with someone there is -- i can't help it. there's emotions attached for me personally. >> reporter: guys tell us they want to commit but are sorting it all out. >> at an age this early i might not consider myself a good enough to be a partner with because i hold myself to a standard i haven't reached yet. >> you agree? one stunning discovery, misogyny and sexual harassment appear to be pervasive among young people. this is what the young women we talked to said about men and respect. how many of you have had men call you names that are disrespectful? everybody. catcalls. >> oh, yeah. everybody. what's your reaction to that, by guys. >> i'm not surprised by that. >> you're not surprised. >> no. >> if you're going to be honest,
do any of you disrespect women in the way you talk to them? >> no. >> i don't think i do but sometimes you make jokes that you think are -- everyone is laughing at and are good natured and stuff. it might -- maybe some people interpret them differently but it's not done with a mean intention. >> we can't be passive about it. this is a place where we really have to be forceful and when we hear boys making misogynistic comments or sexually harassing others we have to intervene. >> do you ever notice guys being diggs respectful to women and feel awkward and not say anything. >> yes. >> reporter: look at the delicate issue of pornography, the report saw this shocker. that males as young as middle school are now often saturated with porn which can offer the false idea that women enjoy domination and degradation. >> if you're just exposed to this stuff, right, and you're at that age where you're just mimicking what you see it might not be super healthy for you because you don't necessarily know how to put that in context. that's make believe
entertainment, you know, and like our healthy relationship is actually this. >> how many are hoping for a long-term meaningful relationship? >> so you all do want to settle down at some point and find that person. >> i want to fall in love with my best friend, i want to be with my best friend forever. that would be great. that's why i think it's -- i think just finding ourselves and taking that time to really get to know that person and then developing is i mean the key. >> the report suggests teen boys aren't just focused on casual sex. but like young women they've got a lot of questions about developing romantic relationships and they just don't necessarily understand. we need to have these talks with boys and girls. >> they were very honest about needing guidance and understanding women and but did they really not truly understand what harassment means? >> we really are from mars and venus. the lead psychologist in those reports said that of course
young men know what's violent and assault behavior but don't understand when they're objectifying women. >> they think it's a compliment. >> sometimes they think it's a compliment. exactly. they don't really understand sometimes that it is a culture that is offensive and we need to talk to them more and the harvard study actually has a website, making caring comments so for parents would want to talk there's ideas. >> great conversation to have with the kids. >> thank you. >> deborah, thank you. i mean i really -- fascinating report, thank you very much. coming up, "the leftovers" star justin theroux.
welcome to wednesday. it is 8:27. i'm reggie aqui of abc7 mornings. the woman at the center of a massive police sex scandal in the bay area receives a nearly million-dollar payout. the city of oakland approved the settlement last night. the woman said she was exploited by cops underage. she and the attorney are scheduled for a news conference today at 1:00 p.m. let's look at traffic. hi, sue hall. >> east bay compute commute earls, we had a sig alert. it was gravel in the two right lanes. all clear now. traffic is improving but you can see it's back up to highway 84 and a motorcycle down, coming into san francisco westbound 80 near 9th. injuries possibly involved and
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reggie? >> thank you, mike. another update in 3 ♪ i got you on my mind i'm not going to take the bet. >> welcome back to "gma," everybody. and we have a wonderful audience with us in times square this morning. yes, we do. [ applause ] >> and we're going to start off this half hour with something from the child mind institute. it helps treat kids and they have a campaign going on this month called #myyoungerself with celebrities sharing advice they would give their younger selves. i want to show you a little bit. they have emma stone and others. let's show you a little bit. >> what i would say to my younger self, it's okay. >> it does get better. >> i'm not alone. >> you can get help. there's light. >> everyone experiences a version of anxiety or worry in their lives. >> there's nothing to be ashamed of.
>> i would tell my younger self there is no shame in asking a teacher for help. >> don't be afraid to talk to people. >> you're so normal, it's crazy. >> good luck. >> never ever give up. >> thank you, dan. 3 million views for that already this month. we've all done this. [ applause ] so we're going to flip everything around. michael from maryland. what kind of advice do you want to give to your younger self? [ applause ] >> i'd tell my younger -- >> wait for the applause. >> i'd say don't grow up too fast because you know adulting is hard. >> that's great advice. >> that's a good one. >> slow it all down. and cindy, from new port. what advice do you have? >> the advice to my younger self is be as confident as you can early on as possible and don't let others make you feel any differently. just be confident. [ applause ]
>> a lot of good advice. this is a great campaign. going to help a lot of people. get more information on it, speakupforkids.org. all right, thank you. that's a great thing, george. thank you for that. you know our next guest for the electrifying hbo show, "the leftovers" and he's here to talk about the highly anticipated series finale. please welcome justin theroux, everybody. [ applause ] >> hi. welcome. thanks for coming. >> good to see you. >> pleasure to meet you. good to see you too. >> how you doing? >> that's yours. >> how are you? >> good. how are you doing? >> thanks for coming in. >> thank you for having me. >> you know on the season finale, sunday, fans are dying to know what's going on. >> well, it's one of those awkward things where we're not allowed to talk about what's going on but i'm very happy. >> we can't show anything. >> they wouldn't give you a clip.
>> can you tell us what's not going to happen? >> i can tell you exactly what's not going to happen. >> you can go to the hbo website and you can look it up and this is what it says. it goes -- it says, the book of nora is the final episode of "the leftovers." nothing is answered. everything is answered and then it ends. >> wow. >> so there you have it. >> fair question, are the fans going to be happy? >> well, i can say this, i can say that i was very happy with the way the show ended. i mean enormously. >> can i follow up and ask does jennifer know what's going to happen? >> jennifer does not know what's going to happen. >> really? >> she's a fan of the show so she didn't want any spoilers. >> she wouldn't even run lines with me. that much of a fan. >> this is exciting. who wants to watch? >> wouldn't even work on it with me. >> speaking of working on the show you and the co-creator are very close but usually when you're close that means pranks or something like that. are they -- do they prank you on set? >> they don't prank me onset.
they prank me in the writing usually or they'll force me to do things i don't want to do like drown me, shoot me. we're really good friends, by the way. >> speaking of pranks we saw a video, jimmy kimmel obviously one of your dear friends. >> yeah. >> that was unbelievable what he did to your car. do we have the video? >> yeah, there you go. >> for your theroux consideration. for the emmy. >> the lesson is never give jimmy kimmel your car keys. >> that's really your car? >> yeah. >> look, he put an emmy on the front. >> i know. >> so, what is this you're working on with jimmy. >> we're tossing around an idea of -- we always wanted to work together, do something. he has -- we both came up with this idea of, like, wouldn't it be fun to bring back old sitcoms in some way? so we sort of looked into the legalities of it, and it's
relatively easy to get old scripts from old sitcoms like "diff'rent strokes." >> oh, my gosh, please. make it happen. >> "seinfeld" and do -- get really funny actors, will ferrell and do them live. you know, so sort of words and all -- >> that's a good idea. >> you're funny yourself. i told you earlier earlier, "wanderlust," man. >> you and my mom. >> so what is your favorite sitcom of all time? you better say "friends." >> "friends." >> just helping you out. >> of course, i do love "friends." i did like "diff'rent strokes." i thought -- >> "facts of life." >> "family ties". >> that's really old but -- >> i know. i was watching when i was 4. no, i really liked those kind of show, you know. >> you know, speaking of your wife, jennifer, you two are coming up on your two-year anniversary. >> yeah, we are. >> so congratulations on that. [ applause ] >> and any special plans or like "the leftovers," you won't tell us anything in i am not going to tell you anything. especially about our
anniversary. >> everything happens, nothing happens. and it never ends. >> we'll probably just do something quiet. >> quiet is always good. nothing wrong with that. >> nothing wrong with that. >> we appreciate you coming out here, man. i mean, big, big fan. >> thank you. >> big fan of the show. we don't know what's going on in this show. thanks for telling us nothing. >> we want to know everything. >> we do know this, it is worth the wait. >> oh, yes. >> i will say that. i will agree with that, yeah. we'll find out that 2% of world's population went to covfefe. >> see, it is covfefe. >> that was nice. >> you can watch the season finale of "the leftovers" that airs this sunday on hbo. speaking of leftovers could the food in your fridge be key to protecting you from the sun's rays? dr. whitney bowe is here next. [ applause ]
got a rowdy crowd out here. we got middle schoolers from lubbock, texas, against smith middle school right here, and they are enjoying some gloomy weather at least for now, but it will warm up nicely across the northeast. check this out. watching some potentially severe weather later on today. good morning. i'm meteorologist mike nicco.
broken deck of clouds but dry at 9:00. temperatureses around 70 at noon. low 70s at 4:00. we'll be in the 50s again look at this.0s again look at this cutie patootie. what do you say chase means? >> female hunter. >> brought to you by serta perfect sleeper. michael, back to you upstairs. >> thank you, rob. now to that summer alert about protecting your skin from the sun. we know sunscreen is important. but food could be too. we'll speak with dr. whitney bowe in a moment but first abc's becky worley has a closer look. >> reporter: damage from the sun is hard to see. but new technology shows the cumulative effect of burns at a cellular level. those brown spots showing skin damage. >> do you remember getting sunburned as a kid? >> yeah. >> like really bad ones? >> yeah, me too.
>> i was at the beach in delaware and i just remember being pink like a lobster. >> reporter: a recent report by the mayo clinic says skin cancer is on the rise. a 191% jump for women between 30 and 39 years old and a 246% for women 40 to 49. and that jump happened while there are more products than ever promising protection. like this moisturizer with spf 25 that libby applies every morning. >> i want to protect my complexion. figure out if there's something else i should be doing. >> reporter: but according to dermatologist whitney bowe she says moisturizers with spf offer incidental coverage, but not comprehensive protection. and even when we do pull out the dedicated sunscreen -- >> the typical american uses about half of what they actually need when it comes to sun protection. >> reporter: as a result, the spf number matters. >> so if you're using an spf of 60 or spf of 80, you're still getting an spf 30 and spf 40 so my rule of thumb is apply about double what you think you need
and reach for the higher spfs. >> reporter: finally application is vital when it comes to sun protection. after applying spf 50 we scanned her face again. the results, she's getting great coverage, but she is missing key areas like her eyelids and lips that are sensitive to sun damage. while you think getting a spray getting everything covered perfectly. >> the catch with the spray is after you spray it, you have to rub it in with your hands or else you don't get even protection on the skin. >> reporter: so your sunscreen formula, double your usual spf and double how much you use. typically a shotglass full for your body and rub it in thoroughly. for "good morning america," becky worley, abc news, new york. >> and joining us now is board certified dermatologist dr. whitney bowe. and, doc, you brought an spf menu and i knew about sunscreen. i think we all know about sunscreen. i didn't know you could eat things that help you from the inside out. >> absolutely, but just to be
clear, this is in addition to applying your sunscreen. there is no replacement for your sunscreen. in addition you want to try to get as many antioxidants in your diet as possible. you can do that by sipping on some green tea, by loading up yore plate with deeply covered vegetables and berry, spinach, the more colors on your plate the more your skin is protected from the sun. >> berries -- who doesn't like that? okay, i could do that. now we have probiotics. >> new science showing that certain healthy strains of bacteria probiotics can protect your skin from harmful uv light so you want to look for things like yogurt, sauerkraut, on your next hot dog, and drink some co kombucha. say it with me, kombucha. >> kombucha. >> gives me a reason to eat a hot dog. >> this soups too good to be true. are you dark chocolate or milk
chocolate. >> i'm any chocolate. >> dark chocolate contains cocoa flavor knolls and those have been shown to protect your sun from the skin in i'm not mad at that. i'll take the rest home with me. pills and supplements claim to help. >> you have to look for those with strong science behind them like helio care. heliocare is made from a fern plant extract. studies show if you take one 30 minutes before you go out in the sun and use your sunscreen it literally gives you an extra boost and added layer of protection. >> wow, the new science of skin protection. >> very exciting stuff. >> i'm glad you're here, doc, keeping us on track. thank you, dr. bowe. everybody, coming up, we have the stars of abc's new hit
>> good morning, america. [ applause ] >> very excited, you know i love very excited. you know i love dogs, and i'm here with the stars of abc's new hit comedy, "downward dog." >> i don't think of myself as an athlete because he doesn't value me as an athlete. >> that's -- i don't know what else to do. your days of untrained fun are over, mister. just enjoy them while you can. >> allison tollman is with us, and her co-star. thank you for being here. >> thank you for having us. >> you know that saying. don't work with babies or animals. >> they do say >> is there a reason? i'm in love with them. >> i am as well.
it makes your days longer and technical onset, but he is the heart of our show. there was no option not to have a dog, so i'm glad it's this one because i love him. >> you do love him? >> i do. >> secretly, you're a cat person? >> i'm a cat owner. i have a 17-year-old cat at home. so this is a new, budding relationship here. >> and a little birdie told me you kept a secret from producers, too. >> i did. >> you wanted the job so badly, you failed to tell them that. >> i am allergic to dogs. i'm fully drugged up right now. i'm alargic to dogs and i was fine. i took allergy pills and wouldn't get itchy, and they are, like, it's great. that's great. and i'm, like, i need benadryl spray on my face. >> just to give our audience an idea, ned is a rescue. he was in a shelter for a year. >> yeah.
for his expressive eyes. >> you have to look at the camera when they say that, ned. >> he is like a supermodel. >> he is learning about press, you know? he is a rescue dog out of chicago. he was at paws chicago, and that was important. i know the creators wanted a rescue. they wanted a mutt and they wanted a rescue. >> yeah. >> so they looked at several pictures and they picked him based on a picture. so they are lucky he is as good a dog and well trained. >> they literally did not meet him. >> from those gorgeous eyes and i didn't meet him until we went to shoot the pilot so it's lucky we get along. >> yeah, absolutely. and, joy, his handler was saying that any dog, 99.9% of dogs are trainable so you had a good shot with ned. >> we did. >> he just happens to be -- >> i hadn't been trained for long before we started shooting. he was a rescue. he was anxious, a little bit skittish and he's come so far.
such a good boy. >> and he's really funny. i know it's not him talking but we believe it is. the show is so great. allison, thanks for being here. ned, give it up for ned. come here. give me a hug. everybody, please catch ned and "downward dog," you can see it on tuesday nights at 8:00, 7:00 central right here on abc. thank you, allison, thank you, ned. i love you.
how would you like us to come to you and throw a summer block party for your friends and neighbors? and wait for it. performing live dierks bentley. >> the biggest block party of the summer. >> go now with goodmorningamerica.com/block party to find out how to enter. >> let's get this party started. >> presented by king's hawaiian. ♪ "good morning america" is brought to you by target style. thanks for watching today. check out "downward dog." >> yes. >> yes. >> check this out, a special treat for our viewers. it's the trailer for the upcoming film "the mountain between us" starring kate winslet and idris elba. have a look and have a great wednesday, everybody. [ applause ] >> we love you, ned. i have an emergency surgery to perform in baltimore. i'll fly wherever i have to tonight to get there for tomorrow morning. can you help me? >> sir. i think we may have the same problem. i have an idea. >> so what's the rush? >> i'm getting married tomorrow. >> oh. congratulations. >> no, no, it's -- we're not --
>> we just met. >> so what took you to idaho? >> medical conference. are you a journalist? >> mm-hmm. >> that would explain the questions. [ beeping ] hello! anybody! anyone. >> look at me. you really hurt your leg. your phone is smashed. my phone has no signal, and we're pretty high up on the mountain. if we stay here we're safe. if we leave search and rescue are less likely to find us. >> i don't want to die because you're too scared to take a risk. >> someone is looking for us. >> the pilot didn't file a
good morning. it is 8:58. i'm reggie aqui. meteorologist mike nicco jons us now with a look at the weather. >> hi. we'll start with the exploritorium. a little milder out and about and on the bay lighter breezes today. here's the accuweather 7-day forecast. a dry cold front keeps us cool tomorrow. warm friday through the weekend and hot next week. commute is winding down nicely. a couple of problem spots so let's go take a look at the maps. northbound 101, the off ramp at highway 1 in mill valley, a stalled motorcycle in the left lane. chp is doing a traffic break. and an accident coming off the bay bridge and another motorcycle down, clear. >> okay. thank you so much. we'll be back at 11:00 for the abc7 midday news. our reports continues on the news app and abc7news.com.
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