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good morning, america. breaking overnight a search for survivors under way after deadly floods hit the south. 30,000 rescued. the national guard pulling people to safety. now rivers are on the rise as the midwest faces twisters overnight and severe weather moves east. donald trump talking tough on terror and immigration. >> i call it extreme, extreme >> how trump says he will keep america safe from isis and will his reset last, as vice-president joe biden hits the trail with hillary clinton, calling trump's ideas dangerous. we have an abc news exclusive. the 10-year-old girl who fell from the top of a ferris wheel
accident. >> i was really scared but or my sister. >> her younger sister still fighting to recover and what we are learning about the company behind that dangerous ride. and rough night in rio. american superstar allyson felix -- >> it will be tight. it will be a dive! >> beat by a photo finish. her competitor grabbing her gold with a dive over the line and in the gym, laurie hernandez snags a silver but simone biles slips on the beam. >> oh, boy. >> settling for bronze and we go one-on-one with michael phelps this morning. we ask is he really retiring, about fatherhood, and he reveals the secret inside his shoe. we're live in rio with team usa. >> good morning, america. >> announcer: live in times square and rio de janeiro, this is "good morning america." that was allyson felix saying good morning to america. big night at the olympics again, the moment so many people are talking about, that photo finish on the track, david. >> i wouldn't have lost all
knew i could do that. >> team usa's allyson felix considered a favorite but she was denied gold by a dive there. the world debating that silver medal this morning. felix still breaking an olympics record becoming the most decorated american woman in track history. we'll have much more from rio live just ahead. >> we will. but first we begin with that devastating and deadly flooding in louisiana. thousands in shelters this morning, homes destroyed as rivers are on the rise. ginger will have more on where the severe weather is heading in a moment but first let's go to abc's rob marciano on the scene in livingston parish. good morning, rob. >> reporter: good morning, robin. beyond the flooded homes and neighborhoods, it's nearly impossible to get around. the good news this morning is that i-12 finally opened. the bad news is you can't get off it because the ramps and neighborhoods are still inundated with water, they're still flooded out and abandoned cars here. while the water slowly recedes here towns just downstream are seeing the rising water right now.
in sorrento, louisiana. people with boats searching in the middle of the night for neighbors who might still be trapped. the mayor saying all 1500 residents of the town will be impacted. >> we're not going to give up. we'll stay till the bloody end and if knocks us down we'll get back up and we're going to rebuild. >> reporter: the water at six times the normal level and still rising. many people spent the night sandbagging hoping to save their homes. parts of louisiana being declared federal disaster areas and from the sky we saw just how hard it is to spot dry land. there are so many neighborhoods under water, even from the air you can't tell where the actual river should be. this remember rising 17 feet higher than flood levels after a staggering amount of rainfall. 30 inches in less than three days. >> my everything is going to damaged so i need help. i lost everything. >> reporter: more than 30,000
the national guard alone pulling more than 7600 people to safety. emergency shelters packed with over 12,000 people now homeless and that number expected to grow. even as waters recede, major roads still shut down. and that includes interstate 10, which is still shut down in spots. a sad statistic is that with all these homes and businesses flooded, less than 20% of them have flood insurance. the volunteer effort has been remarkable. seems like anybody with a boat has come in to help. so many volunteer boats that they're calling it the cajun navy. >> the volunteer cajun navy, you got that right, thank you. the weather system now on the move and northeast facing severe weather threats today and, ginger, you have more on that. >> right, and so all they need in places like louisiana is a half inch of rain and you see more flash flooding so we still have alerts there. back into san antonio flash flood watches. all that tropical moisture still coming up against that front.
it was their wettest calendar day on record ever. and this morning flash flood watches that include detroit and flint. with all that energy that same low came a tornado near indianapolis and that energy is now moving to the north and east today so along i-80 in parts of new england you have a tornado threat along with damaging wind and hail. you can see where that large yellow area stretches from boston to philadelphia back to pittsburgh, all this afternoon and evening. i'll be detailing more in a couple minutes. >> all right, ginger, we will see you in just a few minutes. now to another natural disaster this morning, that out of control fire in northern california. a man now under arrest this morning accused of arson. sparking a blaze that's burned 4,000 acres and destroyed nearly 200 homes. abc's mary bruce is in the hard hit lower lake, california, this morning. mary, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, david. this is what most streets here look like, graveyards of smoldering personal belongings
this morning authorities believe the man responsible for this is now behind bars. this morning, 4,000 acres burnt to a crisp. 175 homes and businesses destroyed. most of lower lake, california, leveled by flames and smoke. homes turned into charred skeletons. >> our whole life and all of our neighbors, look at what they have to come home to. it's horrible. >> reporter: overnight california officials announcing the arrest of an alleged serial arsonist. >> it is my pleasure to announce the arrest of damian anthony pashilk, age 40, on 17 counts of arson. >> reporter: officials believe pashilk is responsible for starting this massive fire. >> mr. pashilk is in custody at this hour in the lake county jail where he will remain pending further criminal proceedings. >> reporter: longtime resident mark gibberson in a state of shock. a lifetime of memories and
studebaker all destroyed. >> there was nothing i could do just a wall of flame. >> reporter: neighbors checking on homes. reisha spitler giving her friend the heartbreaking news. >> i'm really sad about this. her beautiful homestead so it's really hard. >> reporter: the unprecedented fire fueled by bone dry conditions and gusty winds. >> we're looking at fire conditions we haven't really seen before. it's going to be burning for another few days. >> reporter: now firefighters here are still battling this blaze from the air and the there could be even more devastation still to come. robin. >> okay, mary, thank you. now to the race for the white house. donald trump talking tough about terror giving a major speech on monday outlining his plans for fighting extremism as hillary clinton and vice president biden team up to take on trump. abc's tom llamas is on the campaign trail. he's in pittsburgh this morning. good morning, tom. >> reporter: robin, good morning to you. as they try to maintain the peace in milwaukee, donald trump is headed there tonight where tensions are very high.
screen immigrants with, quote, extreme vetting, to combat terror. this morning, donald trump hoping to get his campaign back on track rolling out a plan to combat radical islamic terrorism. >> support networks for radical islam in this country will be stripped out and removed one by one viciously if necessary. >> reporter: the trump doctrine focused mainly on protecting the homeland, only allowing immigrants who pass an ideological screening to make sure they, quote, share our values. >> the time is overdue to develop a new screening test for the threats we face today. i call it extreme vetting. i call it extreme, extreme vetting. >> reporter: and also expanding his temporary ban on foreign muslims to include entire regions.
suspend immigration from some of the most dangerous and volatile regions of the world that have a history of exporting terrorism. >> reporter: and trump says he's the man for the job because hillary clinton is too unhealthy to take on terrorists. >> she also lacks the mental and physical stamina to take on isis. >> reporter: trump not providing any proof on that point as clinton herself dismissed trump's call to action. >> sometimes he says he won't tell anyone what he'll do because he wants to keep his plan, quote, secret. and then it turns out the secret is he has no plan. >> reporter: clinton on the trail for the first time with vice president joe biden, the vice president embracing clinton and not letting go for 17 seconds. then taking the fight right to trump. >> this guy doesn't care about the middle class. and i don't even blame him in a sense because he doesn't understand it. he doesn't have a clue.
he doesn't have a clue. >> reporter: now, as is tradition in general elections the clinton campaign this morning announcing their white house transition team, it will be led by former interior secretary ken salazar and he will plan and prepare for a potential clinton/kaine administration. governor chris christie still leading that effort for donald trump. david. >> tom, we appreciate it. let's get right to our chief white house correspondent, jonathan karl this morning. first, jon, donald trump called vetting of immigrants, a questionnaire with an idealogical test, but did we hear how it would be enforced or specific question, how they would be different from the questions already asked now? >> reporter: david, first, thgs the first time i've seen a candidate use the word extreme in an effort to provide a more moderate position, more moderate than his muslim ban, but no, there were precious few details about what questions would be asked. the basic idea here is to only allow in immigrants who share american values, but, david,
what would happen or what would prevent a potential terrorist from simply lying on that questionnaire. >> and bigger picture here, jon, as you know obviously this was an attempt at a major reset for donald trump after a rough week, trump's comments about second amendment people and what they could do among other things. we've seen these resets before. will this one stick? >> reporter: the republicans i spoke to were thrilled to see him stick to the script here. nobody's predicting it will last, but, david, the problem for trump is he's kind of like a football team that's been down by a couple of touchdowns because they've thrown interceptions, fumbles. it's not enough to prevent mistakes from happening. he needs to actually score some points now. rl with us this morning, our thanks to you as always as well. >> now to milwaukee on edge following days of violent protests. the city enforcing a curfew overnight hoping to calm tensions after the shooting death involving a police officer. abc's eva pilgrim has the latest. >> reporter: this morning, a community on edge, overnight a
protests against police, the neighborhood that was set on fire closing from dusk till dawn under a strictly enforced curfew. >> we've got to maintain the peace. >> reporter: the spark that ignited two nights of chaos and violence, the traffic stop of sylville smith, police say he was in a suspicious vehicle, the officer in that stop also black, shooting and killing smith. authorities say that police officer was wearing a body camera which they say will prove smith was holding a gun. >> i want the vi i believe the video will provide a lot of context as to what's going on. >> reporter: however, the wisconsin department of justice now holding up the release of that video saying they are working expeditiously but are not prepared to release any of the video evidence at this time. >> i think it would be a measure of good faith to release the video because it would clearly show what happened and that's what's allowing a lot of things to fester.
to violent protestors, businesses torched, 31 arrested, two teens hit by bullets in the chaos. >> gunfire, shots fired. >> reporter: 11 officers wounded as bricks were thrown by protesters. >> this is the police. leave the area! >> reporter: for smith's family and the community here, unanswered questions and a lot of pain. and the curfew just lifted here just a short time ago. you can see police taking no chances overnight putting up this fence around the park, people here thankful for a peaceful night. >> all right, let's hope for continued calm there, eva, thanks very much. we turn now to the olympics this morning and team usa's allyson felix sprinting into the record books becoming the most decorated u.s. women's track and field star of all time. but everybody is talking about this. missing gold after that dive, let's get right to t.j. at the olympics desk. how could this be? >> yeah, we saw a brand-new olympic sport last night that combines two sports, track and field and diving.
night made for one of the most dramatic moments we have seen at these olympics. the other dramatic moment we saw yesterday, simone biles almost fell off the balance beam but she still ended up on the medal stand. a photo finish in rio. >> here's allyson felix. >> reporter: in the women's 400-meter, the favorite, american allyson felix, in her fourth and likely final olympics, ran a rousing race with a heart-stopping finish. >> felix alongside -- >> reporter: felix came behind and had gold within her grasp. >> here comes the finish line. >> reporter: the spint ended with a photo finish. >> a dive by miller for the line. >> reporter: the bahamas' shaunae miller diving her way across the line for gold, edging out felix by .7 seconds. >> these two titans battling and it came down to the dive. >> reporter: that dive got swift reaction many questioning the tactic.
seventh olympic medal. the 30-year-old is the most decorated female track athlete in u.s. history. a tough night on the balance beam for american simone biles who was aiming for her fourth gold. >> another one right here. >> reporter: off to a brilliant start but then this. >> oh, boy. >> reporter: the wobble seen around the world, and just like that, the gold medal was out of reach. biles earned bronze. >> three in a row. >> reporter: striking silver teammate laurie hernandez with a near flawless showing. >> wow. >> reporter: earlier biles posted this throwback photo of the two future olympic medalists on instagram. a beaming biles congratulated her teammate with a huge hug. >> the rain has to be a concern, too, for the hurdlers. >> reporter: other big drama of the night outside the arena. mother nature striking the olympics on monday. heavy rain flooded the racetrack
wildfires burned just ten miles from rio's field hockey arena. >> because of the wind you see divers falling off the board. >> reporter: and strong winds plagued sailing and men's diving. as far as that dive on the track goes, it's perfectly legal. you have to remember, guys, not just what some part of the body crosses first, it has to be the torso. that's why you see sprinters do that to get across the finish line but it's perfectly legal. too bad the american missed out. >> it lit up twitter last night, as you know, people wondering about that. thank you, t.j. joining us with more of the night's biggest events, olympic gold medallist dominique dawes is back with us. let's start with simone first. a rare misstep on the beam but still managed to be on the podium. >> you know, her routines are pretty difficult to do and that's why she was able to get on the podium with nearly a fall on the balance beam. that was a huge deduction but as you can see, at the end of the day she doesn't care that she got a bronze medal.
fact that she made that mistake because that wasn't part of her game plan. >> it was wonderful to see her hug laurie and she's so, you know, grateful for winning the bronze and grateful for her teammate being there and she's going to have another chance tonight. >> they are truly teammates and competing versus aly, the olympic reigning champion on this event, the floor exercise so they'll be neck and neck till the finish. >> love to see that camaraderie, how genuine it is. >> i love it. >> let's talk about the dive. i know it's not your sport. >> i know. >> t.j. said it combined two sports, diving and track and field like that and people thought, that can't be true, but it's legal. >> shaunae miller knows that this is her olympic moment and if she feels as if she's running out of gas at the end and she needs to dive across that finish line, that's what you do. i love the sport of track and field because at the end of the day you have a stop watch. there's no one judging, but there's a stop watch and she knew that that was going to be her best chance to get a gold medal and beat allyson felix. >> by any means necessary. >> you'll be a judge for our "gma" games later. >> i am. very excited about that.
>> i'm going to be very fair. >> impartial. >> someone might be paying me under the table. we'll see. >> jesse cannot be bought off. he's going to tell us about the medal count now. >> although, robin, dominique was deducting people early last week at the beginning of the "gma" games so i've got some cash today. team usa continues its reign atop the olympic medal count leaderboard. 26 gold medals right now. 75 total medals followed by china, great britain, russia and japan. but now i've got to show you the photo that has gone viral. check this out. that's usain bolt. he is about to cross the finish line pulling away as he wins the men's 100-meter dash and the world's fastest man so far ahead he had time for this beaming smile, look at that, smiling all the way to the records books, all the way to the bank. like the road runner and, beep, beep, sticks his tongue out and takes off. it's good to be usain bolt right now. david? >> i love that. the running and then take the shot, take the shot. all right. let's get right back over to ginger. a lot of extreme weather. >> i got to do a usain bolt weather.
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phelps, the most decorated olympian of all time. he's opening up to t.j. about his other big gig, dad duty, and the way he keeps baby boomer close when he races. here's a clue. it has to do with michael phelps' shoes. >> we'll get to all that coming up but we turn to that abc news exclusive. one of the young victims of that tennessee ferris wheel accident speaking out after she and another girl fell nearly 40 feet to the ground. steve osunsami and her parents and joins us now from tennessee. steve, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, to you, david. it is now a full week after this accident and one of the three children hurt is still hospitalized here. the family speaking out this morning, has a long road to recovery. kayla reynolds is just ten years old and she's telling us this morning that she's lucky she's alive after falling nearly 40 feet from the cabin of this ferris wheel at the greene county fair in tennessee. >> just really scared.
"gma," she shows us the baby blue cast that's now protecting her broken arm. >> falling on the ground, my arm saved me. >> reporter: she remembers the moment clearly when she, another girl and her 6-year-old sister were thrown to the ground. >> i've got three kids that fell from the ferris wheel, three kids. >> reporter: after their orange ferris wheel basket got caught on another while the ride was turning. >> i was really worried about briely because people said she wasn't breathing. >> reporter: their mom and dad we horrified. >> and we both took off running towards the ferris wheel, towards the operator, and we're yelling, stop, stop now. >> she's like trying to reach and grab stuff to hold onto. >> briely reynolds is still in rough shape. >> tubes and swelling, and she just didn't look like my child at all. >> reporter: doctors say she suffered a traumatic brain injury. her family is sharing these pictures from her hospital
when she hit, her eyes rolled back in her head. it was -- >> it was tough. >> absolutely. >> yeah, yeah. >> worst thing i've ever seen in my life. and i couldn't do anything. everybody is like, don't touch her, don't touch her. that's my baby. >> reporter: authorities now say what happened was an accident, and safety inspectors are blaming mechanical failure. but when we got a close look inside the orange cabin we noticed it had no seatbelts or lap restraints, and say those safety features are not required. this is the second accident in recent years tied to the company that runs the ferris wheel. several people were hurt in raleigh when a ride called the vortex started spinning when people were getting off. family attractions says it's pulling for the girls in tennessee. by no means do we take this lightly as our main concern is the safety of the families who visit our midway each week. the reynolds say they still can't believe this happened to
>> i'm shocked. you're going to the fair, you're thinking it's safe. you are expecting there to be certain standards, thinking you're putting your child on something that they're going co come right off of. >> and it can happen to anybody. that's the scary part about it. >> reporter: friends have set up a go fund me account to help the family with medical expenses and time away from work. the family tells us that no one who runs the fairground has come to them to talk with them or express their sympathies. >> just incredible. >> hope her sister makes a full recovery. >> we're 6-year-old this morning. thank you for that. to athletes on edge in rio after ryan lochte and his teammates say they were robbed at gunpoint. matt gutman has the latest. >> reporter: good morning, robin. we now know that those swimmers first went to the olympic village before going to the police. this morning ryan lochte being bundled back to the u.s. after initially misleading u.s. officials about what really happened. this morning, brazilian
exactly what happened when 12-time olympic medal winner ryan lochte and three of his teammates were robbed at gunpoint early sunday morning. >> the police are looking for the cab driver who drove them back who seems to be holding -- having more information. >> reporter: lochte was snapchating himself partying with friends at this club filled with 2500 people before getting into a taxi to go home to the olympic village when he says armed men which police say cld pulled them over. >> a guy pulled out his gun. he cocked it, put it to my forehead and said get down. i put my hands up, i was like whatever. >> reporter: none of the swimmers were injured but lochte says the men took all of their money. citing lochte, the ioc initially denying that any robbery had occurred, only reversing course when it says lochte later changed his story. >> i wonder if you can explain to us what happened. is ryan lochte lying to you, is he misleading you?
simply. what i said was people asked me to give them an update. i got an update from ioc. i gave the update and there was another one after that. >> reporter: the u.s. olympic committee tells abc news it was going on information lochte gave it. this morning the game's organizers apologizing. >> we apologize to those involved and regret the fact that violence is an issue in these games. >> reporter: the incident putting athletes on edge. the australian delegation now enforcing a curfew for its 422 athletes, banning them from going to ipanema and copacabana, two popular tourist locations after 6:00 p.m. inspecteding them also not to wear their team uniforms at night and to avoid traveling around rio on foot. violence has spiked in rio 80% since 2012. today we saw an increase in military presence on the beaches. we reached out to usa swimming and lochte for comment but they
>> they need to keep that in mind. our thanks to matt gutman. david, what's on the big board. coming up, pokemon go under fire this morning, why one couple is suing the popular app. they say it's invading their privacy, strangers showing up at their place. and then gabby douglas targeted by online bullies and we'll look at what's behind the backlash. and mcdonald's announcing the release date spiced latte, in the middle of the summer? we're right back. because for every tornado... there's a twister. for every crash... an even bigger collision. and for every tailspin... well, tailspins. state farm understands that getting the most out of life doesn't just mean being there when things go wrong. it's about being here... in all of life's moments.
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hold on to that. >> i know, right. moving. >> welcome back. time for the big board. our team of insiders standing by for more on top stories. espn broadcaster and olympic gold medallist jessica mendoza back here at the table. always great to have you, jessica. >> good to be here. >> we'll throw many questions at you.
pokemon go, the new lawsuit, one couple says they've had enough. they're now suing claiming the app placed pokestops or hot spots near private property without the consent of the owners. abc news correspondent becky worley joining us. come on. this is getting annoying for people who look out their front windows and see people playing pokemon go. >> real world problems, pokemon go, as you mentioned, places pokestops in all sorts of locations and, david, the problem, they aggregate some of those making them a really big draw rubbing a couple from st. clair shores, michigan the wrong way and have the unfortunate luck living across a pokegym. they thought it was a local park but no, it's a location with at least seven pokemon stops. the couple say hundreds of people come each day trampling their flowers, looking in their windows, it kind of sounds like a horror show. they allege that they've submitted requests via the website to get the pokestops removed but only received generic replies, to action so in
some big names, niantic, the app developer, nintendo and the pokemon company and won't pokemon go to pokemon stop in their neighborhood. >> yes, but there have been a lot of complaints all across the country here, becky. >> yeah, we saw class action lawsuit in new jersey, trespassing on private property and that one again, other examples. pokemon go played in inappropriate places, the holocaust museum, a cemetery in alabama but in this case what's interesting they're not just asking the app to stop, they're looking for monetary gains. companies are so fast at building a user base, i mean pokemon go has nearly as many active users as twitter. >> i know. >> but you know what, silicon valley companies stink at, dealing with customer complaints. so we think this will get them moving now that money is on the table. >> we have not heard the last of it, my friend. thank you. now to olympic gold medallist gabby douglas fighting tough criticism on social media. coming under fire for her placing -- for not placing her
during the national anthem. then she was criticized when she didn't join a standing ovation for her teammates. jessica mendoza, you're here. you have been an olympian and won a gold medal, a silver medal with the soft ball team. what do you make of all this? >> i mean i'm not surprised of the backlash because i feel that's the day and age we live in where twitter and social media and you can find the smallest things. is it okay? absolutely not. i mean you think about competing and everything you go through to win that gold medal and you have but i remember them going through -- this is what i'm surprised about. i remember as an olympian '04 and '08 talking about the etiquette of being on the medal stand and engraining into us how to stand, how to hold the flag in moments when you want to grab it after you win. >> we had this conversation, and who told you how to do it? >> our staff and it was always repeated and just make sure that when you grab the flag you hold it like this, when you're on the
younger athletes. think about it competing, the last thing that's going to be on their mind is the perfect way. >> the emotions they're feeling. >> you helped break a barrier with major league baseball and felt the wrath of twitter too. what do you have to say to gabby? >> the hardest thing no matter how confident you are and look at what a kick butt athlete it is, it affects you. without even being in her shoes in particular, i know that as much as i didn't want to read, it's hurtful and i think when people say and backlash everything she's faced no way that those words didn't affect her especially when she was competing and that's the part that really upsets me. >> you handled it very well and you're good at what you do and you've earned it. >> it's good advice for gabby too. it does hurt. some people tweeting. they should be aware of that. big news for pumpkin spice latte? >> yeah. >> all right, mcdonald's announcing it will start serving its version of the drink on -- get this -- august 31st, folks. appears the fast food giant will
last year it was released i think september 8th or so but is it too much too soon? let's get right to our business correspondent rebecca jarvis. it all comes down to business, right, rebecca? >> this is great for business, david. we're talking about it right here. this is going to bring in new customers and it's sort of similar to the milk in the back of the grocery store. you'll go in maybe for a psl, pumpkin spice latte and might buy someth that's great for business. >> we see this with the holidays also. how early they put up the decorations and all that. same thing. >> you see the backlash online and guess what, that works an advantage as well for retailers. we've seen christmas in july. it was great for amazon when they rolled that out and a number of other retailers. mcdonald's is banking on this. they want to beat starbucks to the punch and people were upset when starbucks introduced these things on september 8th because they felt it was too late.
>> your psls are here. >> february, march, like i'm all for it. >> really? >> yeah, bring on the psl, pumpkin pancakes. all of it. >> christmas is coming too. >> mm-mm. sorry, becky. oh, what are you drinking, becky? >> just bypass that. i bought a case of pie filling. i'm cracking one of these and chugging it mainlining pumpkin till thanksgiving. >> go right to the source. thank you all very much. jessica -- >> cheers. >> cheers, thanks for being here. >> it's really good. >> coming up here in two minutes, michael phelps dominating in the pool and on dad duty too. we ask him, all right, is he really retiring? once and for all he answers that question and the secret in his shoe. come on back. see, you like it.
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>> he won a record 23 gold medals but the thing he's most proud of being dad to baby boomer and told you about it, didn't he? >> yeah, funny thing is 12 years ago when i was a young anchor/reporter out in the bay area i met a 19-year-old kid named michael phelps before he went to athens and became a superstar. i had not seen him again until last night and the topics of conversation were much different this time around. >> you too. >> reporter: he may be the most decorated olympian of all time, but forget his 28 medals, i call it michael phelps toting something else around. i saw you carrying a baby seat with a baby in it. >> yep. >> times have changed. >> they have. i was walking out with my backpack on one shoulder, the baby's backpack on the other shoulder and the car seat in one hand so daddy duties are on me so something i'm excited about and proud of.
boomer, the 3-month-old mini michael stealing the spotlight. and especially when daddy climbed the stands to sneak a kiss after winning gold. >> i know he's just a wee little guy but how does that change you as a swimmer knowing he's now -- boomer is in the stands. >> when i got out of the warm-up pool for the last time to get ready to go up to the blocks i have the white shoes that i wore pretty much every finals, in the left foot there's a footprint of him inside of my shoe and i put my shoe on and i look down at it and i started to get emotional because i knew he was in the stands. >> i know you're sure this is your last. >> it is, i'm done. >> reporter: as we speak here, can you give us this guarantee that if in four years you still got it, what if you still got it in four years? >> no. >> and your times are as good as everybody's in the world. >> no. >> even then. >> no, i'm done. >> congratulations, man. >> good to see you.
>> all right. we're going to hold him to it. he said even if he's the best swimmer in the world in four years he's done because you can't really top what he did. this is a satisfying end to a career and, guys, about that shoe, we had some folks there, had to kind of catch him in the crowd. everyone in that room stopped and listened and paid attention and got a little emotional themselves when he described that footprint in his shoe with his son. very cool. >> i love the bromance. you hadn't seen him since back in the day. quite memorable. >> i leave an impression. don't you know? >> what happens when he says to you i picked up 23 gold medals. what have you been up to? >> ah. yes. my resume is a little light, david. let me point that out. >> we tease. coming up more live from rio. we got two history-making gold medallists, simone manuel and ryan murphy. they're going to join us live. come on back.
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? go big or go home ? good morning, america. we're live from the olympics, team usa making history. american superstar allyson felix now the most decorated woman in track and field after that stunning photo finish hands her silver. laurie hernandez and simone biles balancing their way to scoring more medals. and the gold medalist who made history, simone manuel, and ryan murphy joining us this morning. major health alert. could taking tylenol while you're pregnant really increase the risk of your baby developing adhd? dr. jen ashton here with a reality check. ? cool for the summer ? amy schumer, raw and revealing right here live. the comedian here with her hugely anticipated new book. what's inside "the girl with the lower back tattoo" that had many people talking. ? why don't you hold my hand ? all that and simone manuel
>> good morning, america. ? >> showing all that bling like that. way to go, team usa. >> we're supposed to say good morning, america. >> not accomplished anything in my life. >> hey, we've got the bonus right here. we've got jesse, we've got cecilia vega in. we're not doing too shabby. >> >> we can't wait to hear from team usa's record-setting swimmers in rio. simone manuel is standing by. >> have you heard this yet? >> she's thrilled. there she is. waving. >> cue the song. bieber fans asking what do you mean? you like that? ooh. that was timed well, right? he's quitting instagram for a day, right? anyway, he's quit and you're
he had nearly 80 million people following him. >> the most followed account in the world. gone. not true. that's a lie -- >> we did stretch long enough to get cecilia over to that news desk. >> like the sprinter who dove in. you didn't see that part today. track epic. good morning. the big story this morning, the deadly flood emergency in louisiana. worries remain today about new flooding as the high water moves downstream. abc's rob marciano is right there. rob. >> reporter: water is still rising as all of this rainfall tries to get to lake pontchartrain and eventually the gulf of mexico. they're still closing more roads down the street from here. good news further upstream in the hardest hit areas here, i-12 finally has re-opened but the ramp to get off is nearly impossible to get through and certainly a lot of abandoned and flooded cars. remarkable 30,000 people have been rescued from this. sadly seven fatalities. over 12,000 people in homeless shelters right now. this is some of the worst flooding i've ever seen in louisiana.
katrina and for those who live around baton rouge it's definitely worse. cecilia. >> remarkable scene. rob, thank you. breaking overnight police in northern california arrested a man accused of intentionally starting a massive wildfire. investigators say the 40-year-old suspect may be a serial arsonist. he is also suspected of setting other fires going back more than a year. firefighters are still struggling to contain the massive clayton fire, 4,000 acres scorched there and nearly 200 homes and businesses destroyed. to politics now. donald trump is calling for a new screening test and extreme vetting for immigrants in his plan to fight terrorism. trump in ohio telling supporters he wants to implement a new ideological test for anyone entering the u.s. to weed out anyone who sympathizes with extremists. hillary clinton and vice president joe biden in pennsylvania slamming the republican nominee during their first joint rally. biden calling trump dangerous and unqualified. and to the fight against zika.
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>> because there's so many questions. but we're glad the worker is okay. >> the worker is okay. >> yes. >> let's go back to t.j. at our olympics desk in rio, t.j. >> robin, did you really just toss to me after a story about a monkey in a diaper? even for you, robin. all right, let's talk about the olympics and who showed up. mother nature did. made her presence felt here in rio on day ten. we had rain soaked olympic stadium. things got so bad events had to be delayed for almost a half hour. however, the weather did not put a damper on the women's 400 meters. we showed you this earlier. there she is, shaunae miller of the bahamas. she literally dove for gold and beat out american allyson felix. felix still the most decorated u.s. female track athlete of all time. meanwhile, simone biles, she is going for her fifth medal and fourth gold of the games this afternoon. the favorite on the floor exercise. yesterday she got bronze in the
stumble on that beam. her teammate laurie hernandez did pick up silver. the medals for felix, biles and hernandez, three of the six won by americans on day ten. the u.s. leads china by 29, and america has the most golds at 26. no gold here. just some nba stars getting a little confused about what sport they're supposed to be playing. yes, that's kevin durant, paul george and klay thompson taking part in a spirited beach volleyball game. they're getting back to basketball tomro knockout game against argentina and, robin, can you imagine how coach k feels about his athletes doing something other than playing basketball if something could have gone wrong. >> they're having fun. you know what, they're enjoying being olympians but i know coach k and he's probably not thrilled with that. all right. thanks so much, t.j. jesse, you're here with "pop news" and need to tell people lara spencer had a successful surgery over the weekend with her hip replacement.
rest and we'll keep you updated. can't wait for you to come back real soon. >> she'll be back here before we know it. in honor of lara, let's get to pop news. listen, justin bieber warned his instagram followers if they didn't cut the hateful comments he'd have to take action and this morning, people, beliebers are wondering if it's too late now to say sorry. >> nice. >> you see what i did right there, yeah, there you go. the singer deleting his instagram account overnight. the drama began when fans posted lines of snake emojis with his monday this is getting out of hand. if you guys are really fans you wouldn't be so mean to people i like. but then his ex, selena gomez chimed in with, if you can't handle the hate, stop posting pictures of your girlfriend. now, no more. the singer's nearly 80 million voters left with no bieber to believe in. he had the seventh most followed instagram.
trending at number one. >> when you deactivate it you activate it again do you have 80 million again or do you start from one? >> that's a good question. >> blown away. >> i'm blown away the fact you were able to say no bieber to believe in. >> without stumbling all over it. >> yeah, yeah. did you practice that? >> through the script, no, no, i haven't. i'm still trying to get over the fact that you lied to america and said you only have 8 followers. >> i have 8.1 followers. >> now a "pop news" exclusive this morning. kendall jenner answering 73 questions for "vogue" ahead of her september cover. ta >> what is modeling really like? >> a dream come true. >> what tv show would you kill to make a cameo in? >> "the bachelorette." >> do that bird thing again. >> sure. [ bird whistles ] >> jenner takes the mag on a tour of her childhood home, proving she's a jack of all trades with that impressive bird
opened up about the kardashian clan and reveals how she's distantly related to gigi hadid and angelina jolie would make her starstruck. issues will hit newsstands august 23rd. i wish my childhood home looked like that. would be kind of nice. finally, justin timberlake gave a pair of newlyweds a surprise of a lifetime in this video from tmz, bringing sexy back to their photo shoot. not that they needed any help there, the father of the bride convinced the grammy award winner to stop by for a quick picture according to tmz and timberlake went on to congratulate the pair for tying the knot revealing he had to jet to make another wedding of his own and the bride's expression, going to show that she's got that sunshine in her pocket, guys. >> three in a row. >> trying to do lara spencer proud. we miss you, lara. know you're coming back soon. what's coming up, i have a lot of ground to cover. watch this. i'm going fast. here's what's coming up, a health alert for women about taking tylenol when you're pregnant. could it lead to behavioral problems for your kids? dr. ashton is here. >> got it right here. plus, we've got a gold medal morning.
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>> here's the study right here. comes out of a very well respected peer review journal. we're talking about one of the most commonly used medications acetaminophen that's used in pregnancy and this study found women who took it while they were pregnant went on to have children who were at increased risk for problems with conduct, hyperactivity and emotional issues. now, issues and flaws and limitations with this study. there is no data about why these women took acetaminophen in pregnancy. there's a thinking that the reason that caused them to need to take the medication could be implicated here. no data on how much they took, the dose or for how long, so more research definitely needed. >> yeah, because some doctors are saying they need a little bit more on that. so why would a pregnant woman take this? >> look, i think we have to remember that in obstetrics we have two patients here, a mother and a baby and so there can be maternal and fetal indications. pain, you're talking about anything from a headache to a
there's a spectrum there. fever, we know if the mother gets a fever, that is not good for a developing baby, so that could be a fetal reason, and then injury and surgery. that happens to pregnant women just like it happens to nonpregnant women so you have to weigh those. >> you've delivered, what, something like 1500 babies so you know of what you speak. so what do you recommend to your patients if they're having issues? >> this is so important. yesterday i was in touch with our national society and they came out very strongly against this study right now saying that this study and others in the past show no clear evidence that provides a direct relationship between acetaminophen and any behavioral problems. we say it over and over again on abc because it's so important. association does not equal causation. we need to have the science and the biology to show a cause and effect before we make a sweeping recommendation and right now women should not be afraid to take this if they really need it. >> are there other things that they can do if they're having certain issues?
therapeutic dilemma and we try to avoid aspirin, nonsteroidal, opioids have their issues so talk to your midwife or obstetrician. this is not the last we'll hear of it. >> or talk to you because dr. ashton will take your questions on twitter and facebook throughout the morning. we appreciate it. >> you bet. coming up, gold medal swimmer, simone manuel, is joining us live, opening up about her big victory. show us that bling. she's got to get ready to go back to school just like us. come on back. . come on back. in here. yep, coming. r are those? they're breathable underwear from fruit of the loom. [gasp] what are those? guys... they're breathable underwear from fruit of the loom. yes, they have these tiny holes to let the air through, can you help me? wa wa weewoo look at those. can you feel this? [blowing] turn around for me. seriously? yeah. slow...slow...slower...slower is that okay. i don't think you should get that dress. it doesn't fit. stay cool with breathable underwear
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back with back with the olympics. u.s. swim team winning an outstanding 16 gold medals and t.j. is in rio with two of team usa's young superstars looking pretty good with you, t.j. simone manuel, ryan murphy, two of the fastest in the pool but he's the slowest to get to the studio. we've been cracking up here. he just walked in the door. you had a light going on here and why not, you had a busy schedule. >> yeah, i mean, this week has gone just about anyway or the best way i could write the script. you know, i -- coming into this if you told me i was going to
different events, on that last with michael i would have told you you were crazy, so, you know, this week has gone better than i could have ever imagined. >> a lot of hardware you have here. five gold medals. two silver between of two of you and these are heavy. let's tell them a secret. you keep these things stored in -- >> socks. >> she walks in and her medals are in socks because they >> scratch pretty easily. >> yeah, yeah. >> but you also explained to me it means you got and they're banging against each other. >> i think so. these are pretty cool things and to have more than one is exciting. >> how has your life changed in the past couple of days? >> it's been pretty crazy. i mean i'm on "good morning america." so that's really exciting. just kind of getting a chance to tell my story and i think that's really exciting. >> ryan, for you, you were nine years old when michael phelps was winning gold medals in athens and you got to get up on that podium with him and share that final moment with him. that's a big deal. is he a peer now or still an
>> he's still an idol. i'd be lying if i said there wasn't more adrenaline on that last relay and that was because of him. >> you wanted him to go out in style. >> sure. like you said, he started winning gold medals in 2004 and i was nine at the time and remember watching him in athens. i was one of the little kids jumping up and down on my couch rooting him on so to be a part of that was special for me. >> simone, you were swimming for your teammates, for your family, they used to take you to all those meets. you're swimming for yourself, for your country but also for your community in a great way. did you feel that because of the historical nature of what you were doing, did you also feel like you were carrying that weight of the black community into the pool with you? >> yes, sometimes, i mean just with how i'm swimming and hopefully bringing some awareness to the sport to diversify it but i also swim for myself so there's two sides to the coin. i don't want to put too much
for swimming and hopefully moving forward. >> are you hopeful of the ones that the diversity coming up behind you? >> yeah, yeah, i'm very hopeful. i mean, just hopefully i'm an inspiration to others to get into the water. >> and what's next for you? i keep forgetting you all are the greatest athletes in the world but you're students. you're heading back where? >> stanford. >> you got to be back on campus in september. >> i'm going across the bay at cal berkeley. >> cal berkeley. >> yeah. >> guys, it's an absolute your earpieces in and can studio as well. they got well wishes. guys, you go right ahead. >> congratulations and, listen, we're just glad you show up. we heard there was a little extra sleep and you deserve it in rio. >> simone was holding down the fort but all that bling and what you've done -- i hope that you feel the love and the support back here in the good old u.s. of a. we're all so proud of all of y'all. >> i love when you talked about being 9 and jumping up for michael phelps. everyone back here jumping up
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i think what i noble and actually -- what you do seems pretty easy to me. oh, that's not in anymore. that jacket is out. >> men and women are so different. is why. >> that is the hilarious amy schumer "vogue" editor anna wintour comparing jobs when she shot her cover for the magazine and happy to have the actress, the comedienne and now author, amy schumer here. >> thank you. >> her highly anticipated book, "the girl with the lower back tattoo" out today. >> out today. >> i got an advance copy. whoo. i'm halfway through, read it by the pool this weekend. it's very much your voice. >> yes, it is. >> ooh. >> you lost your earring. >> you're getting up.
>> oh, you're such a girlfriend. >> no, but i'm keeping it. >> i'll go with the pirate look. you said it's not an autobiography, not a self-help but collection of your stories and things you have gone through. seems like you really enjoyed putting this together. >> i did. i've been keeping journals from age 13 to 23 and so it was really kind of crazy to go back and read them and so i took some of them and i use excerpts from them in the book with footnotes of reflection and so it was a little painful because it's embarrassing to read your thoughts as a teenager, but it was, yeah, it was a total labor of love. >> i thought that was very creative and it made me think because i've kept journals over the years and i thought what would myself say looking back. >> right. >> and that's what you did. >> that's what i did and, yeah, it's pretty humiliating. you're like a little self-obsessed teenager but, i've been working on it for almost five years and i'm really proud of it. i can't believe it's out. >> because it really as i said
revealing. >> yeah. >> you tell a lot of different -- i love the one-night stand. if you're going to have a one-night stand, that's the one to have. >> that's the one to have, right? don't worry. everyone is very nervous. they're like, listen, amy, it's early. >> we got kids. >> "good morning america." >> nothing, don't worry. you're in good hands. >> she picked up my earring. she's a girlfriend. >> i did try to keep it. >> from a young age you knew you wanted to do this. i love these -- when you put out on these videos these throwback videos. >> oh, gosh. >> you knew this at your bat mitzvah. >> look at me. >> at your bat mitza. >> i look like don rickles. i don't know how people told me i was cute. my bat mitzvah. >> burt -- but that's when you knew. >> i knew when i was five doing plays. i did "sound of music" and would come out and everybody would laugh and i would get upset but it was explained to me, no, it's good when you make people laugh. it means you make them happy so at age 5 i understood these
still dance like that. >> you still bust a move like that? >> i still drop it like it's hot like that. >> you know what, i'm really looking forward to, the movie with goldie hawn. >> oh. >> you've been filming in hawaii. >> yeah. we just wrapped. >> you had to pull her into this. she wasn't sure. >> oh, yeah. >> how did you convince her? >> i just kept annoying her. about a year -- two years ago, i ran into her on a plane and a over and i said, i love you and i'm a comedienne and actor and i really want to make this movie with you. she's like, okay, honey. she's so sweet. she'll talk to anyone for like two hours u but then she just thought i was crazy. and then, you know, we kept running into each other and she's like -- i haven't done a movie in 14 years, she said. this is the movie to do. we just had the best time. >> i bet you did. >> yeah, she's amazing. >> we cannot wait for that.
>> hey, congratulations on all the emmy nominations. >> oh. >> gosh. >> can you believe it? >> so many of them. >> six and i will not win any of them. i'm telling you. >> oh, come on. >> i was so excited, so excited that my special, my hbo special got nominated. >> chris rock. >> chris rock directed it. so proud. we were both so excited and then i look at who else is nominated. >> and? >> beyonce for "lemonade." i'm -- there's no way. i'm just going to go and have fun and i hope she goes and we get to hear her make a speech but that's, you know, that's it. i'm excited i'm nominated but i'm not writing a speech. >> you had fun this weekend at your friend's wedding with your boyfriend ben. did you try to catch the bouquet or dodge the bouquet. >> i totally sat that out. there was that moment, single ladies, and i just -- i went right to the bar. i was just like, nah. no thanks. >> you have had such success and
i ask them, what questions -- first of all they were very hilarious but there's one -- they're funny but one that i want to ask you. >> okay. >> it is from -- >> i wrote one. did you see? i wrote one. >> you did? >> i said, you should ask me if i want to borrow some money. and, yes, i do. >> i thought that was a fake post. >> that's me and i've fallen on hard times. until this book clears i needed some loot. help a sister out. >> i cannot find the one from chris. >> chris tweeted a question? >> he said something you had done a movie, you've done comedy. >> yeah. >> so next thing is a fragrance, what would you name it? >> don't ask me that and i'm supposed to not get in trouble? >> that's true. that's true. >> well, it would have to be a
will willow. >> okay, so close. >> you did this to yourself, robin. >> we were right there. >> it's a flower. >> amy schumer, ladies and gentlemen. the morning version of amy schumer. i'm telling you, and can i just say heartfelt. the way you talk about your day and your family and sister, it really shows -- >> coming from you it means a lot. >> i'm pulling for you. "the girl with the lower back tattoo," it is out now, run and get it. let's go outside to ginger. >> amy schumer, i love you. so we wanted to say a very good morning to our crowd. i'm fanning will. where are you from? >> charlotte. >> charlotte, north carolina, he's 14 and he's running his mom ragged this morning. he wants to see the whole city. you're about to. the storms don't come till later this afternoon. look at this video of a fire whirl. this is in oregon. this happens in some of these wildfires where that cold air meets the warmth and the fire and just twirls right up. yes, they're dangerous but look at the red flag warnings still in place, excessive heat warnings that go all the way to the mexican border. that's the big picture. i'm still going to fan you.
>> all that weather brought to you by fruit of the loom and exciting we've got a new edition of our digital series "food forecast." you're about to see this video, the second part of napa valley wine and i'm with andy eriksson, the owner there of a dry farm. that means zero irrigation. so he's beaten the drought no matter what even though most has been south and east of them. "food forecast" is streaming now on abcnews.com or the abc news app on your smartphone tablet or connected devices so that's hot but you know what else is hot, mara schiavocampo. and this story we're going to have a way to help you handle all this heat, shorts at the office. come on. one of the trendiest looks on the runway. can it work, mara? >> well, the answer is, yes, it can work.
your cues from the office place. creative industries tend to have a little bit more flexibility but you can beat the heat and stay professional. you also have to make sure that your shorts are workplace friendly. ah, shorts. they're the summertime staple. we've seen celebs rock them on the red carpet but can you wear them to work? lori bergamotto, style director at "good housekeeping" magazine says yes. can you really wear shorts to the office? >> you absolutely can wear shorts to the office. for the most part the workplace is really evolving and we're seeing this shift towards a more casual environment. >> to show us how to pull off the look, we hit up their fashion closet. first up, sophie in a pleated striped skort. >> built-in shorts as you see in the pleats. this is a really good look for someone who has a body type like sophie. sophie is not particularly short.
you want to create balance and proportion and a really good way to do that is with an a-line silhouette. >> are there any rules for the fabric? >> choose a fabric that's more synthetic and has structure to it. nothing that's transparent. anything that's too flimsy in nature is going to look wrinkled and going to look less professional. >> next up, sara in a pair of silk tie front shorts. >> if you're petite like sara is, you're looking for something that has a little tiny bit more volume. >> are there any rules to what kinds of shorts will work? >> a good rule of thumb is to actually follow your thumbs if you will. her longest finger is in line with the hem length of the short. if it's any shorter than that, you probably don't want to wear them to work. >> and finally, chisom rocking a more formal short suit. >> she's in our tall category. think about the equation of how much skin you're baring. she's covered down to her wrists so she can show a little bit
>> how do you make sure you're elevating shorts so they're professional enough? >> you want to make sure you're marrying them with statement pieces that really feel like they're ready for the workplace. the studded earrings, top handle bag and a nice work watch that has some gravity to it. really let the shorts stay. >> now, what shoes you wear with your shorts are also going to be really important. make sure that the heel isn't too high or might look like you're headed to the club and not the office. never a good thing. opt for a chunkier heel instead of a stiletto. keeps it a little more conservative. >> i'm kind of a skirt girl but might get me here, lori bergamotto. >> a skort. >> yes, a skort. the style director of "good housekeeping" here. these are for the office? >> they really are. we dressed mara. doesn't she look beautiful? >> you did a great job. >> we kept her in a balance and wanted balance and showing a little leg and keep everything covered up. >> not just for women. >> not just for women.
coming in. >> i'm loving this look. >> oh, wow. >> our favorite men. how about that on jesse. this is all from j. crew. what we did with jesse is it's really the same rules. want to make sure you're not showing more than two to three inches on the knee. you can see his knee got a nice tight shot. >> this would not be okay. >> not too much. >> we gave him a little texture with the shirt, a pop of color with the pocket square and suit jacket. >> any rules for manscaping if you show all this leg? just be natural. >> i appreciate this. >> i appreciate it too. >> i think you're doing a good job. >> i came au naturel. >> it's all about just the fabric that you're looking for in a short, making sure there's structure and not too short. you don't want to look like you're a von trapp family singer or going to hogwarts. >> i got to say i like the look. i think that this should be the closing ceremonies outfit for
>> it could be. >> on a day like this shorts works for everyone. the september issue of "good housekeeping" is on newsstands now and bermuda too. coming up, we're going to meet our
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way to help a teen in need. we wanted to say thank you. so we are kicking off our "gma" ultimate heroes series teaming up with disney to give them the adventure of a lifetime. ? i want to you meet the folbrecht family from california. their story is as beautiful as their photo. in 2014, dominick then 13 was battling leukemia for a second time and getting sicker. >> he was in the hospital. he had relapsed leukemia. he didn't have a family that could care for him. >> reporter: jeanie folbrecht is a psychologist at city of hope national medical center outside l.a. >> i thought, wow, this kid doesn't really need a psychologist, you know, he needs somebody to care for him. he needs a mom. >> what happened next is extraordinary. the folbrechts took him into their home becoming his guardians. >> he's well integrated into our
i now say i have three boys, not two, when people ask. >> because of the life-saving be the match registry his donor provided matching marrow. >> the donor gave me a bone marrow transplant. the family gave me lots of love. >> just a great joy inside having another brother that can play. >> reporter: and now two years later, dominic is leukemia-free. he and his new brothers are insera >> it's been a wonderful experience to learn and to accept somebody into your family and learn from them. >> reporter: so i sent along a message to the family of ultimate heroes. thank you for bringing attention to bone marrow transplants. a story of your family's special gift of adopting dominic has touched all of us at "gma," so we have a surprise for you. are you ready? we are sending you on vacation, an adventure by disney. enjoy.
off they went embarking on an adventures by disney trip, a quest for the west. ? starting at historic jackson hole, wyoming. >> oh, yes. >> my favorite part about this trip is the whitewater rafting. >> oh, that's so cold. >> reporter: making stops in national parks like yellowstone. >> wow. >> seeing all the different colors from the geysers. >> reporter: and a stay at a private dude ranch, brooks lake lodge taking in the countryside. >> we didn't plan it. we haven't had to take care of things. all we had to do was pack bags. >> check that out. ? >> i'm so glad that dominic's in our family. >> all: thank you, adventures by disney.
>> no, we just wanted to say thank you and if it hadn't been for the generosity of the donor vanessa, the story you saw never would have happened. another amazing outcome. our thanks to our folks and my dear friends at be the match registry. thanks once again to adventures by disney for giving a truly deserving family the experience of a lifetime. >> folbrechts. angels and so happy to here you're healthy. that smile. comi u games. ginger and jesse going head-to-head and use that term face-off a little loosely until you see this. wait till you see this. jesse's face, ginger's face, matches with the best. this. jesse's face, ginger's face,
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can our competitors jesse and ginger pull it off. to break it down dominique dawes and jessica mendoza. what do they have to do? >> they have to have that game face. looks as if jesse is already stretching in the warm-up and ginger has the look for it in the athletic wear. >> don't want to hurt themselves here. >> the stretching is very important but all about the enthusiasm and also the focus. >> all right, they're ready. on your mark, get set. go. >> ginger's already delayed. >> the jacket. >> a great technique. >> ginger having a little problem with the jacket. >> put the cap on. uh-oh. >> he's a little nervous. >> here she comes, here she comes. >> going for the medals. >> 23. >> at that. >> that's major neck strain, 23 medals. >> it is. >> i think jesse has won this.
>> let's find out what was it that put you over the top, ask what was the technique? >> the training and really the sacrifices that i've made the last four years to come here to these olympics. >> ginger, are you okay. >> some people play by the rules. >> some people play by the rules. >> you're throwing -- >> some extra shade. i can't see the shade from the goggles since they're on. >> let's take -- you want to do the medal, dominique. >> sure. congratulations. and i'm impressed, jesse, your hair did not move during this whole process. >> thank you. >> hey, jess, i'll let you do the honors with your face over the top. >> ginger was a little more smooth, though. >> ginger had -- ginger's technique so let's show you the leaderboard. we just put jesse over here. jesse, you ever see yourself? it's incredible. >> people are laughing. we love our little outfits that we're wearing in all these photos. >> ginger, love you, babe. >> i tried.
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[ music ] good tuesday morning, everybody. that was the fall of the final riviera tower. wow! >> not a good morning if you're the riviera tower. >> no. there is nothing left of it today. cleaning crews have been removing the last of the hotel. you thought you had a bad morning. what time did that happen? >> 2 a.m. >> yeah. that's prime time for implosions. there you go. there it is. good luck trying to clean that up, kids. looks like my desk at home. >> looks like your desk in the office. >> looks like every place i ever