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city had to free a woman trapped in her car by rushing floodwaters. they say that was just one of dozens of rescue calls they answered during a relentless rainstorm. forecasters say the storm that sparked all that flooding is moving away from kansas city toward the great lakes. now to social distancing rules changing, as much of the country slowly reopens. >> "gma's" michael strahan had a few questions for dr. jen ashton about staying safe this summer. >> you know everybody's eager to get out and enjoy the summer weather. how does being indoors versus outdoors impact the spread of the virus? >> according to a top epidemiologist from ohio state university, think of four elements. time, space, people, and place. and let me show you what i mean. if you look at just the dynamics of a sneeze, indoors, under experimental conditions, you can see these particles have been found to travel up to at least 26 feet. then if you take a situation indoors, based on a real case
report from china, like a restaurant, for example. when one infected woman was found to infect people sitting as far as 15 feet away from her. again, you're talking about prolonged time, a lot of people, in an indoor space. so i think that really makes sense. >> the sneezing graphic really gave us a good indication of how big the spread can be. but what do we know about why masks are so important for everybody to wear? >> well, there was a great demonstration in diane sawyer's recent special that i think really illustrates it. masks literally work as a barricade or barrier that can block the number of particles that are released into the environment. so on the left you see someone, no mask, just speaking. on the right, with a mask, you can see there's a big difference. and again, this is under controlled environment, just talking, michael. so the masks can be effective to protect others.
>> when it comes to reopening and summer activities, people try to judge what do i do, what don't i do? what's high risk versus low risk? >> to be clear, first of all, the science on this is still evolving, but some commonsense stratification of risk here. we think at this time that high-risk activities would include going to indoor restaurants, because again, time, space, people, place all at play there. religious gatherings. birthday parties. indoor celebrations or events like weddings or funerals. and then low-risk activities, basically things outdoors. beach, pool, camping, staying at a hotel generally low risk, small backyard gatherings. again, outside. no such thing as zero risk. but low risk. >> i'll take low. >> yes, right? me too. because that's great information coming from dr. jen ashton. coming up, keeping your cool during this time. >> checking in with one of the world's foremost experts on how to keep calm and centered.
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♪>>so uha been reaching for our own higher ground in these stressful times. >> this morning we're hearing from a true authority on compassion and kindness. here's abc's dan harris. >> reporter: high in the himalayas where even here they're bracing for the virus, his holiness the dalai lama, who has spent much of his life traveling the planet is now on lockdown, just like the rest of us. i sat down, virtually, with his holiness and started by asking how his life has changed during this pandemic. his answer? simple. >> no change. >> no change. >> reporter: he explains that he often takes a long meditation retreat every year for a few weeks or months.
now he's doing just that, albeit involuntarily. >> and i always look television. at least one hour, two hours like that. then most of the time, sometimes reading, mainly meditation. i take daily my meditation, the more i think four, five hours meditation. very useful, very helpful. >> reporter: and he says for those of us who want to explore meditation, start small. >> at the beginning, a few second, 20 second. then gradually one minute, five minutes, ten minutes. you can sit with that pureness of mind. i think worthwhile to start meditation.
then mind not now sensory, the deeper mind. then focusing some deeper meaning, the meaning of life. >> reporter: i ask his holiness about the best way to reduce anxiety. he is unequivocal -- compassion. >> selfish, yourself is narrow, foolish, short-sighted. you love yourself, take your care. and the basis your own life depends. you should take care more than. so altruism is the ultimate source of happiness. >> reporter: also on this video call with us during the interview is an american neuroscientist named richard davidson. one of the things richie has learned is the kind of compassion meditation that the dalai lama recommends has profound impacts on our happiness, our behavior, and our body.
>> compassion practice is anti-inflammatory. it actually decreases molecules in the body that we know are important in producing inflammation. >> reporter: before ending our interview i had one more question to ask his holiness. do you ever watch something fun? what do you do when you want to purely relax? >> i look animal. really nature. sometimes to see those -- the animal, the tigers or bears. sometimes bears uncomfortable. deers. very peaceful. >> our thanks to dan harris there. i don't know if he was waiting for him to say "the real housewives of atlanta." definitely the deers. i don't know where he is with the tigers and bears. >> even "the real housewives," they could use some of the passages from the dalai lama
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ain't worked out, so now i'm just grinding, you know? >> yeah. i'm going to school in the fall. >> short-lived romance, huh? ♪ >> what happened? >> nothing. >> you shining like new money. >> the critics are loving "premature," giving it 94% certified fresh on rotten tomatoes. "premature" offers a ground-level alternative to more sensationalistic, adversity-themed african-american stories. authentically raw. >> oh, you know that last one. >> uh-huh, said it with my chest. next to a fresh take on an old-school science fiction. "vast of night" is set in the waning years of the 1950s. one fateful night in new mexico, one switchboard operator and a charismatic radio deejay stumble upon a strange audio frequency that could change their small town and their very futures forever. >> we got a sound we'd like to play that seems to be bouncing around the valley tonight. >> yes, i have a story that might be helpful. >> i can tell you what's going on.
>> the sound we heard out in the desert, it was coming from thousands of feet higher than anything can fly. >> they've come here before. they've liked this place. they always have. >> ooh, a little spooky, i like it. the critics, though, they're also liking it. "the vast of night," that is. giving it a 93% certified fresh on rotten tomatoes. a riveting, character-driven homage to a bygone era. a modern sci-fi masterpiece. your critic. do you know him? >> her. >> oh. >> what was his name? >> bodranigan. >> just making sure. >> just because you know your critic. do you know him? >> her. >> oh. >> i follow her on instagram, actually. we friends. she doesn't know it yet but we friends. >> i don't know her. have fun streaming something this weekend to try to take your mind away from the craziness that's happening.
breaking overnight on "world news now," major demonstrations in minneapolis sparking violence. a police station turned into an inferno. >> the massive fire breaking out as officers evacuated on a third straight night of violent protests. the national guard activated overnight. people are angry over the death of george floyd in police custody. as we learn more about the past of one of the officers involved, we have the very latest. the other major story this morning, new hot spots of the coronavirus in america. cases of the virus rising in at least 17 states. plus the devastating economic impact coming into focus. 1 out of 4 workers has filed for unemployment benefits. we have complete coverage. it's friday, may 29th. good morning, everyone.
we do have a very busy morning because we have seen so much unrest in minneapolis overnight, so we're going to get right to the outrage that is spreading around the country and in that city. anger grows over the death of an unarmed black man in police custody. >> late last night, protesters breached one of the city's police stations, setting it on fire as demonstrators again turned violent. >> the national guard has been called in to try to control this chaos in the street. you see that inferno right there. it looks like a bonfire. several people, dozens of people, surrounding that building. that fire at the 3rd police precinct burning for hours as the city urged people to leave in case the building exploded. the city of minneapolis actually tweeted out this. we're hearing unconfirmed reports gas lines to the 3rd precinct have been cut and other explosive materials are in the building. if you are near the building, for your safety please retreat in the event the building explodes. again, that tweet from the city of minneapolis. we just heard from the police chief and -- excuse me, we just heard from the fire chief of
minneapolis moments ago. >> it is challenging. we're certainly busy and being very vigilant. we have to, you know -- we've set up -- we've changed our response model a little bit to make us -- divide up our response. we have multiple groups of firefighters ready to go in and respond and sort of respond and knock the fires down as quick as we can. and then leave the area as soon as we can. just to try to, you know, maximize the safety of our firefighters. >> again, that is the fire chief of minneapolis. he says that they are knocking down as many fires as they can. we know that firefighters have been staged on the perimeter of this thing because of the violence that's been sparked in the city, mona, because they have not been able to really get in there, concerned for their own safety for those firefighters. we also understand the national guard has set up a perimeter so the fire department can go fight these fires around the 3rd precinct.
we understand that firefighters say they will retreat if possible. they know at this point, they feel for them that it's not safe at this point. but we know that there are also dozens of fires in the twin cities. >> earlier, reporter beth mcdonough from our affiliate reported from where dozens of businesses were damaged or looted. >> reporter: this is what we're dealing with in st. paul right now. this is by far the largest and certainly the most destructive fire yet in the city tonight. but it is not the only one. it is just the latest one. throughout the day here, there's been fire after fire taking place throughout this section. it's called the hamlin midway area of st. paul. we are on university avenue. and police officers out here at the scene tell us that rioters have essentially been torching some of these buildings. they've been going up and down university ransacking businesses, vandalizing businesses, looting businesses.
we've seen a grocery store targeted, a target store targeted. we know that fires were set at a u.p.s. store, a verizon store. business after business, at least a dozen of them. just behind this business complex is a residential neighborhood. and earlier crews had gone to home after home there telling residents to get out for safety's sake just in case there was some kind of explosion or the flames spread. authorities right now just trying to maintain a sense of safety and security out here on the scene. and that is the latest from st. paul in minnesota. beth mcdonough, back to you. >> our thanks to beth there from our abc affiliate kstp in the twin cities. an incredible scene we're seeing play out there. we know these demonstrations, they are playing out across the country, not just minnesota. emotions are boiling over in protests around the country.
in louisville, seven people have been shot. eworci, dozens were arrested after clashing with police. in downtown denver, a car slammed into a protester near the state capitol. >> meantime, the u.s. attorney handling the case vows the probe will be a top priority, but prosecutors say they're not ready to press charges. amid all the chaos, more calls for the violence to end. abc's alex perez has those developments. >> reporter: in minneapolis, pleas for calm. demonstrators angry over the death of george floyd at the hands of police. officers firing tear gas and rubber bullets but quickly losing control. winds smhed, dozens of businesses ransacked and set ablaze. the mayor asking for help from the national guard. federal and local law enforcement speaking. >> we are conducting a robust and meticulous investigation into the circumstances surrounding the events of may 25th, 2020, and the police officers' actions on that evening.
>> reporter: the city still smoldering at daybreak. >> we all need to come together, please. >> i was fine with it when it was protesting against the cops. when it came to affecting the community as a whole, it just hurts us so much more in the long run. >> reporter: city officials pleading for peace. >> you have every absolute right to be angry. however, you have no right to perpetrate violence and harm on the very communities that you say that you are standing up for. >> i'm absolutely sorry for the pain, the devastation, and the trauma that mr. floyd's death has left on his family, his loved ones, our community here in minneapolis, and certainly across the country and the world. >> reporter: the video is hard to watch. abc news has confirmed the white police officer seen leaning on floyd's neck until he loses
consciousness is derek chauvin. chauvin and the three other officers have been fired, and the mayor wants chauvin arrested. body camera footage shows minneapolis park police arriving at the scene monday. surveillance footage shows floyd being arrested. he does not appear to seriously resist. alex perez, abc news, minneapolis. >> our thanks to alex there. let's get back to the heart of this matter, alex addressed it there, obviously the death of george floyd. also the fact that people in that community, they want the arrest and charges against the officer who had his knee right there in the neck of george floyd. and we are learning more about that former police officer at the center of this. apparently he had a history of complaints. derek chauvin kneeling on george floyd's neck as floyd said he can't breathe. he had 18 past complaints and was disciplined twice. >> another of the officers at
the scene had six complaints, one which was still open. incredible coincidence, chauvin and floyd worked security at the same minneapolis nightclub. the former owner doesn't know if they knew each other, but their shifts did overlap. >> back to the scene there, some of the images coming out of minneapolis. you see that 3rd police precinct on fire right there. apparently there were scenes of people throwing things in the building. again, the city of minneapolis has told people to stay far back because of a potential of explosions from gas lines possibly being cut. >> when we see images like this, i think it's easy to see it as an isolated incident and cover it as breaking news. but to put it into context, rioting is not usually the first act. it is the final act. it is the pent-up frustration, rage, in a community that we see -- we saw this time and time again in instances where officer-involved shootings have played out. this is not an isolated incident. >> right. and also we're hearing from
president trump overnight. he sent out a pair of tweets. the first one turned pretty political pretty fast. he said he could not stand back and watch this happen to a great american city, minneapolis. called it a total lack of leadership as he attacked the mayor of minneapolis. also he says that it's time to get his act together, the mayor there. it says and bring the city under control or he will send in the national guard and get the job done. again, we've said the national guard has been activated about 500 soldiers. the president then goes on to say the people there, those protesters, are dishonoring the memory of george floyd. he says he won't let it happen. also says he spoke to the governor of minnesota. >> i think staying on this tweet, it's interesting to point out and what's getting a lot of reaction is the term thugs he uses. also the last line where he says, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. it's not clear exactly what the president is insinuating. the national guard is there. when you look at police-involved
incidents like this, there's the criticism of the militarization of police. so those are very interesting words that he chose to use. i think in this time also, to further put this into perspective, you know, a lot of people are dealing with seeing these images, and they're dealing with pent-up frustration, pent-up rage. also in the midst of a pandemic. it's not to be overlooked that brown and black communities have been disproportionately affected, given this pandemic. when you look at who are the essential workers, then you see these images come up, i don't think -- again, this is not something you can look at as an isolated incident, you have to put it in perspective as a whole. >> we're keep an eye on this breaking news in minneapolis throughout the morning. coming up, we'll get to our other breaking story, new hot spots of the coronavirus. stay with us, you're watching "world news now." s of the coronavirus. stay with us, you're watching "world news now." ask us, you're watching "world news now."
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crowds breached a police station overnight and set fires inside the building. the city is cautioning residents to stay away from the scene. president trump tweeting about the situation, calling for the mayor to bring the city under control. now to the latest developments in the coronavirus pandemic. >> after surpassing a tragic milestone, the number of u.s. deaths now stands at 101,616. at least 84 cases of the virus are linked to employees at a food processing plant in vancouver, washington. 61 of those workers displayed no symptoms. a tyson meat processing plant in storm lake, iowa, has been closed temporarily. that's after 20% of the workforce, 555 employees total, tested positive for the virus. a texas tavern is banning customers wearing a mask. the tavern's co-owner says it's a pushback against snitches and contact tracers. now to abc's matt gutman on the millions of americans now facing an economic crisis.
>> reporter: cases of the virus still rising in 17 states, including wisconsin, which hit a record high. and in washington state, half of all new infections are in people under 40. that as the virus' crushing toll on american livelihoods becoming more clear. 40 million people laid off, that's 1 in 4 working americans. it's believed more than 40% of those people won't have jobs to go back to when this is over. you can feel that need here in los angeles. over 1,000 cars in this food distribution line. the traffic just to get in stretches for more than a mile. snaking through it, we found laura bariga, four little ones in car seats. >> how important is this consignment of food for you today? >> very important, it helps me
out. i have four little ones, i barely work, and this helps me out a lot. >> reporter: a new obstacle for the millions who have lost jobs. now renters risk losing homes. many states can soon enforce evictions. >> what's the next steps for you? >> homelessness. >> reporter: michelle lewis is losing her home of 12 years. the locks changed this week after a court ruled against her. she's a food vendor in mesa, arizona, who used to make money at sporting events, but the crowds are all gone. >> we were decimated by it. >> reporter: for those businesses trying to reopen, the challenge of how to do it safely. the governor of new york signing an executive order allowing businesses to deny entrance to people without face coverings. >> you don't want to wear a mask, fine. but you don't have a right to then go into that store if that store owner doesn't want you to. >> reporter: but the president, who does not wear a mask in public, again taking aim at joe biden, tweeting, he looks better. dr. anthony fauci making it clear why he wears one in public. >> i want to protect myself and protect others, and also because i want to make it be a symbol for people to see that that's the kind of thing you should be doing. >> reporter: matt gutman, abc news, los angeles. >> our thanks to matt. the state of georgia is using restrictions to allow for
larger public gatherings. starting monday, as many as 27 people may gather but they must maintain social distancing. bars and nightclubs may reopen next week if they meet dozens of provisions, including screening workers for illness. boston marathon organizers are looking toward their race in april of 2021. they canceled this year's race saying it would be irresponsible to hold it amidst the virus outbreak. the race was originally set for april 20th, then rescheduled for mid-september. this is the first time that it's been canceled in 124 years. so is it possible to ride a roller coaster without screaming? >> absolutely not. at least probably not. but from now on, if you ride one in japan, screaming is a no-no. >> the country's theme park association has issued new guidelines for reopening. they include wearing masks, of course. but also keeping your mouth closed on rides, which seems difficult if not totally impossible. >> one other new rule, parks with haunted houses will
require, quote, ghosts to lurk at a healthy distance from their victims. >> i don't think it's possible. >> i thought they're already dead, why are they scared of contracting an illness? >> that is very true, yes. i do like the slow progression of starting to get back to it. >> and how do you regulate something like that? we had cameras, you know those pictures you take when the big drop happens on the roller coaster? oh, there you are screaming. oh, those kids, out of here. all right, coming up, much more from "world news now," stay with us.
updating our breaking news right now overnight, we have seen major demonstrations and unrest in the city of minneapolis, also in st. paul. we have seen infernos, fires, after fire was set to a 3rd police precinct there in the city. we know dozens of people have been in the streets overnight. fire department there trying to also move in where it is safe to make sure they can get in there and stomp down as many fires as >> right now the city's
cautioning residents to stay away from the scene. the president also tweeting about the situation. he called for the mayor to bring the city under control. his tweets and wording getting a lot of backlash for the words that he used. again, he did assure the officials there in minneapolis that the national guard is on their way. >> he says he spoke to the governor of minnesota and says that they are ready to take over and take control when needed there. we do have some other news to get on as we monitor that breaking news. want to tell you about a body camera caught dramatic images of a marine unit rescuing people from a sinking boat. strong currents pinned the boat against dredging equipment and pulled the boat under the waters. the people got out safely. they were all wearing life jackets. just incredible video there coming out of florida. when we come back, we're going to try to lighten up the load here because we've got "the mix" and "the polka" because it is friday.
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time for "the mix" on this friday. again, we said we're going to help you just bring a little light, a little fun, into your lives right now. because so much is going on. we're going to start down there in key west. because we know they like to do things a little differently. >> oh, they sure do. >> apparently some high school seniors said, we're still going to have our commencement, we're going to do it on jet skis. >> oh, stop. the 305. that's what the 305 does. >> beautiful blue water there. seniors from a small key west high school had a very florida commencement. >> stop. >> social distanced and all. getting their diplomas. >> i hope this stays and becomes a tradition. we saw -- i believe it was also in florida, another high school that held graduation on the beach. >> oh, right, yeah.
>> i bet you they saw this and they were like, you know what? we're going to one-up you. >> a shout-out to the graduates of the somerset island preparatory there. this kindergarten class of 2020 had the most adorable yearbook photo ever. try to beat this one. a little girl, hadley there, you see her and her service dog. both were able to make the yearbook this year. you know what, he fits right in. >> that is so sweet. if somebody didn't know it was a service dog, like, that is an ugly student. "polka." ♪ politics and foreign wars all the weather all the scores that's the "world news" polka ♪ ♪ if you're an insomniac and a good night's sleep you lack do the "world news" polka ♪ >> you cut that out! ♪ it's late at night you're wide awake and you're not wearing pants so grab your "world news now" mug and everybody dance ♪ ♪ have some fun be a pal every anchor guy and gal do the "world newspo ♪ if you toss and you can't
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breaking overnight on "world news now," major demonstrations in minneapolis sparking violence. a police station turned into an inferno. the massive fire breaking out as officers evacuated on a third straight night of violent protests. we have the very latest. the other major story this morning, new hot spots of the coronavirus in america. cases of the virus rising in at least 17 states. plus the mask debate. one business is banning customers from wearing them. it's friday, may 29th. let's get right to that breaking news in that escalating violence both inside and outside minneapolis days after a black man's death following an encounter with police. >> the chaos reached a new level overnight as demonstrators
breached a minneapolis police station and set fires inside the building. >> the mayhem marked the end of a day when prosecutors announced they were not ready to make any charges in george floyd's death. we learned more about past complaints againhe center of th showing some of the last moments of floyd's life. overnight, protests in minneapolis turned violent. people storming an evacuated police precinct, setting it on fire. the national guard activated after prosecutors say they're not yet ready to press charges in the death of george floyd. an estimated 4,000 people marched peacefully through minneapolis earlier. but as night fell, other protesters set fires, destroying that third police precinct and businesses. more than 30 fires were set the previous night. target is now temporarily closing 24 stores in the twin cities after people were seen looting some of its stores in the area.
new video shows a woman in a wheelchair hunched and sprayed with a fire extinguisher after she tried to block protesters from entering one of those stores. the city is now suspending public transportation through the weekend. and now the protests spreading to more cities across the country. including new york city, where police arrested at least 40 people. in los angeles and in denver, dozens gathered at the state capitol. shots were reportedly fired, and one person was hit by a car. many of the demonstrators chanting "i can't breathe." some of the final words uttered by floyd monday night when video shows him on the ground, handcuffed, then losing consciousness, with officer derek chauvin's knee digging into his neck. transcripts from a newly released 911 call show police
were called to the scene after a store employee accused floyd of trying to use counterfeit money. four officers in the video have been fired, including chauvin. chauvin had 18 complaints filed against him prior. two of them required discipline. thursday prosecutors said they won't rush to press charges in floyd's death. >> we are conducting a robust and meticulous investigation into the circumstances surrounding the events of may 25th, 2020, and the police officers' actions on that evening. >> reporter: the president says the justice department and fbi are investigating along with county prosecutor mike freeman. freeman later clarified this comment he made. >> my job in the end is to prove he violated criminal statute, and there is other evidence that does not support a criminal charge. >> reporter: this morning freeman's office says his remark on other evidence is being misinterpreted, adding the county attorney is saying it's critical to review all evidence because at time of trial all that evidence will be used.
if anyone is charged in floyd's death the announcement is likely months away. >> if they were to present a job that was maybe half done to a jury, they're not going to say, please forgive some of the evidentiary holes in my case, i was really in a hurry. nobody's going to care. >> we are learning of another twist this morning. a club owner in minneapolis says officer chauvin, the fired officer, and floyd worked at his club last year. he says he's not sure if the two knew each other. quite a twist there. we want to get back to that scene in minneapolis where that police precinct set on fire. you see just how intense those flames are as you see protesters on the steps of that police precinct there. >> minnesota's house
majority leader, ryan winkler, is saying the county attorney needs to file charges and the officers arrested as soon as possible, the case must be won, but we
need to have a clear statement that a murder trial is coming now. that's what you see is protesters in the street demanding that these officers involved in the george floyd incident be held accountable. we heard from the da's office saying they're not ready yet to press charges, so this situation will continue to develop until we see some progression. >> people question whether or not the prosecutor should have come out at that point yesterday and said that, because they feel that really fueled things in how tense the situation got overnight. we also heard from president trump, who sent out a pair of tweets attacking the local leadership there, the democratic mayor, attacking him and also saying that they will bring -- the mayor needs to bring the city under control or that he will send in the national guard and get the job done right. we know that 500 soldiers have been activated there from the national guard
in minnesota. also, we are hearing from the mayor as well, we know that the president spoke with the governor of minnesota. but the mayor of minnesota there also spoke out overnight saying
that, look, they're monitoring the situation, they're trying to come together as well and trying to get the situation under control as much as possible.nsis throughout this country, in louisville as well. we saw protests not only for george floyd but also for breonna taylor. we reported that story just a couple of weeks ago. breonna taylor to remind you folks, she was the young woman who was killed inside her own home when police burst in. there was word about a search warrant, and at the time -- >> the suspect had already been in custody. >> right, exactly. breonna taylor was killed during a hail of gunfire after breonna taylor's boyfriend, who had a legal right to carry a firearm, fired back, thinking it was a home invasion. police opened fire in that scene there in kentucky, and breonna taylor was killed. we saw protests in the streets of louisville.
seven people, we understand, have been shot in louisville. that situation also still being monitored right there in kentucky. >> protesters and the mayor of minnesota echoing a lot of what the protesters are saying, which is these protesters, these demonstrators in the streets feel the system has failed them and this is a systemic issue rather than an isolated issue. we want to talk about our other big story, of course, and that's the pandemic. there are more than 101,000 american deaths. cases of this virus are still rising in 17 states, including wisconsin, which hit a record high on thursday. >> new york city, once the epicenter of the virus, is targeting a phased reopening. hundreds of thousands are expected to return to work during the first phase in june. abc's megan tevrizian has more. >> reporter: this morning the cdc issuing new guidelines on reopening offices across america. they suggest desk shields, temperature checks, and an end to communal coffee pots. the pressure to reopen more of america is growing.
this tanning salon defying orders in new york city, opening but then closing when the owner says police threatened to pull his license. >> we don't know what to do. you either shut down 'til a question mark or you fight. >> reporter: as we enter another weekend, cases of the virus are rising in 17 states, many in the south. in alabama, at least 14 people have now died in a rural nursing home. in minnesota, icu beds are starting to fill up in minneapolis which is now projected to see a shortage of beds in three weeks. neighboring wisconsin also seeing a surge, now canceling the state fair for the first time in 75 years. and even though georgia is not one of the states highlighted with rising cases, a new virus cluster is linked to a private school graduation. >> which makes more sense is it was after it was over and people went to parties. >> reporter: more concerns at food processing plants. in washington state, 70 workers at this fruit plant testing positive, 61 of them with no
symptoms. >> i think through this process, we learned that we didn't do enough. and i sure hope that through our experience, which obviously has been very painful for many, that others will learn from it. >> reporter: in las vegas, where the city's unemployment rate is now 33%, a new normal as casinos get ready to reopen. >> this is the new blackjack table? >> that's right. at least you'll see we've put plexiglass in at each of our table games, especially with blackjack. we've reduced the number of seats down from six to three. >> reporter: in vegas and across the country, wearing a mask is becoming a flashpoint. new york's governor announcing an executive order allowing businesses to deny entry to people not wearing a face covering. >> that store owner has a right to protect themselves. >> reporter: senate majority leader mitch mcconnell also wearing a mask in public saying there should be no stigma. but in texas, a bar outside
austin now banning masks altogether. this poster reading, sorry, no mask allowed. the owner says anyone who feels a need to wear a mask should stay home. and back to las vegas, those iconic fountains outside the bellagio hotel will pay tribute on june 4th, the day the strip reopens, with three water shows. the first song will pay tribute to those on the front lines. the second will be "the star-spangled banner." the third will be "viva las vegas." kenneth, mona? costco lovers, i got some good news for you guys. free samples are coming back. they were shelved in march because of the coronavirus. costco's cfo says they will return in june with a slow rollout and some changes. he says shoppers will no longer be able to pick up samples with their fingers. more menu options are also returning to food courts. i think that's in the best
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updating our breaking news, updating our breaking news, anger continues to engulf minneapolis days after the death of george floyd in police custody. overnight, crowds breached a police station and set fires in the building. president trump tweeting about the mayhem, labeling those responsible for the violence thugs and calling the city's mayor weak. mayor jacob frey responded tweeting that we all need to work together to ensure the safety of our friends, family, and minneapolis residents. he urged demonstrators to clear the area so the fire department can move in. hundreds of national guard troops are also in the area. we're hearing from the kansas soldier who police credited with ending a deadly threat. he used his vehicle to take down an active shooter. details from our friend diane macedo. >> reporter: a kansas soldier and father is being hailed a
hero after taking down an active shooter with his own vehicle. >> the adrenaline took over. i knew people's lives were in danger, i needed to do something. >> reporter: police say the incident started late wednesday morning when the suspect stopped his car on the centennial bridge in leavenworth, got out, and started firing at random, hitting several vehicles. >> this was an active shooter with multiple weapons on the bridge, firing at cars. >> reporter: master sergeant david royer was caught in traffic behind the suspect's stopped car and on the phone with his fiancee when his military training kicked in. >> the man took out and rifle and began to shoot. immediately told my fiancee to call 911. took the only action possible i thought i could take. accelerated my truck as quickly as possible and struck the active shooter and pinned him underneath my truck. >> reporter: police have not identified the suspect but say he remains hospitalized with significant injuries. the one victim shot is also a soldier and is recovering.
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♪ skinny just gimme the skinny ♪ skinny just gimme the skinny we're going to take a moment to decompress and get right into "the skinny." we're going to start with celebrities lending their voices to government calls to wear masks. >> new york governor andrew cuomo enlisted some celebrity muscle, literally rubbing elbows, inviting chris rock and rosie perez to his daily briefing. >> wear a mask. it's like when a doctor prescribes antibiotics. he says, take the whole prescription, and if you stop, whatever you came in there for is going to come back worse.
so social distancing is what was the prescription, and we need to take -- >> you better listen to dr. rock. he joked he took a covid-19 test just before the presser, saying he scored a 65. i don't know if that's the way it works. >> i don't know. the cornrow look, i'm liking this new look he's debuting. also, what's with the fedora? did you get the memo? >> rosie? are you talking about rosie or chris rock? >> they both were wearing fedoras. >> yeah, yeah, yeah. i don't know. next to an update on a story we brought you yesterday, new music from dolly parton. >> we'll get our first listen to dolly's brand-new pandemic tune "when life is good again." this morning we're getting our first look at the official video featuring frontline workers. ♪ i'll open up my doors again and hear the message in the wind ♪ ♪ forgiving all my sins when life is good again ♪ >> wait, does she have a studio in her home? >> of course, she's dolly parton, she has a theme park.
>> she touches on themes of compassion and living in the moment, which she pledges to hold up when life is good again. next to the premiere of one of the season's most highly anticipated tv series. >> elmo's new talk show "the not too late show with elmo" launched wednesday on hbo max. among his inaugural guests was lil nas x performing, no, not that song, but elmo's song. ♪ la la la la la la la elmo's song ♪ ♪ he wrote the music he wrote the words ♪ ♪ that's elmo's song >> also making an appearance, kacey musgraves singing rubber ducky. next to a piece of hollywood
history hitting the auction block of special interest to fans of tom hanks. >> are you crying? >> no. >> are you crying? are you crying? there's no crying! there's no crying in baseball! >> the best movie line almost ever. this sports memorabilia site leland's had up for bids a uniform worn by hanks back "in a league of their own." >> unfortunately our "skinny" sports desk confirmed the uniform just sold for more than $13,000. >> wow. >> what do you think wilson would go for? >> oh, that's a -- >> that's what i'd be in the bid for. pamela anderson reportedly wanting to get married again just one more time. >> everybody deserves love. the 52-year-old "baywatch" star has tied the knot five times to four different men. most recently for just 12 days. that ended up not being a legal union at all. she's been married to tommy lee, singer kid rock, poker player rick salomon twice. she tells "the new york times" she's a romantic and, quote, one more time, please god, one more time only for your sake, pam anderson, it's the last.
♪ your love is lifting me higher ♪ ♪ than i've ever been lifted before ♪ welcome back. a texas man has proven that the love for his wife has lifted him higher, literally. >> his wife was stuck in the hospital in quarantine, but that didn't stop him from a very special and time-honored tradition. here's abc's david muir. >> reporter: jim and lisa talley from arlington, texas married 37 years. they have four children, six grandchildren, and lisa was recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer. she's been in the hospital, and because of the virus, her husband could not visit. and so on lisa's birthday, jim was determined to sing to her, just as he has face-to-face for
37 years. so jim went to that hospital with a lift. he >> well, we're at the hospital. she's up there somewhere. >> reporter: backing up the lift right toward lisa's room, raising it up. >> they won't let me in, i'm coming up! >> reporter: looking for lisa. >> this is the building she's in. >> reporter: then jim calls lisa's nurse, asking her to bring lisa to the window. >> happy birthday! i love you! oh, i love you, babes. oh, i love you, honey. >> reporter: and then he sings, just as he has done for 37 years. ♪ happy birthday to you happy birthday dear lisa happy birthday to you ♪ >> reporter: lisa blowing her husband a kiss, and jim thankful he was able to do it. was also thankful she wasn't on a higher floor. >> i'm glad you weren't on the fifth floor because i didn't want to go that high, babe. i would have. >> reporter: we're happy to report lisa is back home in
recovery. >> it didn't surprise me my husband would find a way. he would be there for me through anything. >> reporter: jim told us it was going to happen somehow. >> wasn't going to take no for an answer. it took the pain away from her and from me for a day. i love her. >> our thanks to david there. just incredible. so it does help that jim works for a building company that helped him procure that lift. i'm like, how'd he get the lift? >> i was going to say this man got a whole lift. now i see why pamela anderson wanted to get married one more time, because that's the kind of love we all need in our lives. 37 years, going strong, and he didn't miss her birthday. >> find you a man who will get you a hydraulic lift and do everything possible to see you.
breaking news in america this morning, anger in minneapolis. chaos erupting as tensions boil over. protesters storm a police station setting fires, dozens of businesses damaged. hundreds of national guard troops called in. >> the anger growing after prosecutors said they're not ready to announce charges in the death of george floyd. this morning, what we're learning about the officer seen with his knee on floyd's throat. plus, from new york to denver to los angeles, the violence, shots fired. >> watch out. >> a protester run over by a car. dozens of arrests and this morning president trump responding. his new message to minneapolis. our live coverage right now on "america this morning."