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good morning, america. breaking overnight, emergency landing. a flight from hawaii sets down on a remote island in the middle of the pacific ocean. terrified passengers hear alarms going off on board. the power goes out. the radar goes down, and the plane makes a sharp drop. >> i looked at my wife, and i said "i love you," and i kissed her, and we told each other good-bye because we thought we were going to die. >> what caused this scare in the air? struck by lightning. this guy was hit while standing in his own garage. two boys also struck inside their homes. almost a dozen hit in just days. we'll tell you what you need to know to protect yourself. caught on camera. a violent gang dressed as ninjas tying up and robbing wealthy homeowners.
new this morning, how they used the internet to pick their targets revealed in jailhouse interviews. >> all: lbj, lbj, lbj. and hot in cleveland. cavs fans in a frenzy as the greatest basketball player on the planet, lebron james, says he's ready to come home. >> lebron is coming back. >> what's behind the king's move back to the city where he once broke millions of hearts, and who else will be cashing in as all appears to be forgiven? yes. hey, good morning. we're going to talk about the sudden turnaround, the emotional turnaround in cleveland where they're all of a sudden very forgiving. coming up. >> they're very excited. >> they're very excited, as well. but we're going to start here with a traveler's nightmare. you're flying over the
water in one of the remote spots on earth when the smoke starts to fill the cabin, alarms are sounding, the pilot comes over the speakers to say the radar is down and they need to make an emergency landing. >> travelers' nightmare. that's exactly what happened overnight to the passengers on board united flight 7 from hawaii to guam and landed on the barely inhabited at an old u.s. military base on midway island sheltering inside an old gym. we begin our coverage this morning with abc's david kerley who is in our washington bureau. david. >> reporter: bianna, the passengers just a bit ago finally made it to guam, but at the last report, the 777 they were on is still on the ground at midway forced to make a landing there after something went very wrong with the aircraft. this is the 777 jetliner crippled on the ground on midway island after a frightening turnaround over the pacific ocean. it was a couple hours into the flight when passengers started worrying about a strange smell in the cabin. >> that plane went brrrr like that, and it just failed. i don't know how far. >> reporter: and then the surprising announcement from the captain.
>> and then they say we're going to have to divert to midway. >> reporter: the united airlines 777 was flying from hawaii to guam thursday, but then the smell and the captain's announcement, which according to some say the radar was malfunctioning, and the smell was turning into smoke. >> i looked at my wife, and i said "i love you," and i kissed her, and we told each other good-bye because we thought we were going to die. >> reporter: so the aircraft turned around and headed to hawaii but then aircrafted turned to midway away from guam and made that unplanned landing on midway. passengers got off the crippled plane and carts were used to move them to a gymnasium where they holded up for six hours while a replacement aircraft was flown out. for these travelers it was back to hawaii and then this morning another flight, this time finally making it to guam after crisscrossing the pacific ocean and some scary moments. united is not providing details on what happened to the wide-bodied jetliner describing it as a mechanical issue. for all of those passengers, a grueling couple of days now over
in guam. >> and i believe with all my heart we landed on angel's wings. >> reporter: from flight tracking programs, it appears that the pilot was going to try to make it back to hi high before he changed his mind and decided to put the jetliner down in midway with that mechanical issue as they describe it. dan and bianna. >> what a harrowing story, david kerley, thank you. let's bring in abc news aviation consultant, colonel steve began yard who is also in washington this morning. steve, good morning. you've flown in this part of the world before. how dire is it when you smell smoke in the cockpit and you're way out in the middle of nowhere? >> good morning, dan. it's -- it'll get your attention as a pilot, very, very quickly. it's hard to describe sometimes for people who haven't flown in this part of the pacific how vast these areas are and how far it is between bases or landing fields you could put a jet down if you have a problem. remember this was also at night so things are always a little harder at night. visual cues are just not there so i'm sure this got the crew's attention very quickly when they
smelled smoke way out in the middle of the pacific ocean. >> tell us about midway, this place where they landed. >> midway is an interesting place. between guam and honolulu as you head to the west, there are really only two remote island atolls, and they're just sea mounts. and the runways that are on them are so -- they're nice, long runways but they take up almost the whole atoll. so you can fly for hours and hours and hours and all of a sudden you see this little speck. it looks like an aircraft carrier, and that's your landing field. and that's where they had to go. but you remember back in 1942 this was the scene of the united states navy victory over japan at the battle of midway. >> historic island for sure and now in yet another way. there have been times we were talking earlier about smoke in the cockpit. there have been times where smoke in the cockpit has turned deadly. can you tell us about that? >> you bet. so fire is the worst thing that can happen on an airplane. you know, you can have
engine where you need to shut an engine down and fly for five hours on one engine. it's not a problem but don't want to be fighting a fire in a cockpit or on an airplane and especially out in a place -- if you're plying in the u.s., you've got time to put it down right underneath you. there's probably some airfield there but out in the pacific there's very few places to go and had a couple of serious tragedy, swissair flight that crashed in canada and a u.p.s. flight that crashed in dubai just a couple years ago because the crew did not get the jet on the ground as soon as possible, so this crew was obviously thinking we need to get this jet down. we think we have it under control, but they took no chances and did the right thing. >> all right. colonel steve ganyard, as i said, a harrowing story. we really appreciate your input this morning. thanks to you. bianna. >> well, we're going to turn now to the kick, lebron james, that is, returning to the throne. he left cleveland four years ago for south beach. well, all seems to be forgiven if not completely forgotten. the city, as you can see, is going crazy in anticipation and abc's linzie janis is there.
good morning, linzie. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. i suspect a lot of people are waking up this morning with headaches. they were partying into the wee hours. so many of them touched by that very heartfelt letter written by lebron james announcing his intentions to come home to the state where he grew up and where he started his incredible career 11 years ago. >> all: lbj, lbj, lbj. >> reporter: cleveland fans rejoice as the city's prodigal son announces his return. in a letter entitled, "i'm coming home" on sportsillustrated.com, lebron james catching so many off guard. 2.5 million reacting to the stunning news on twitter within just two hours. >> i feel ecstatic. the king is coming home. >> it's a great day. >> reporter: the two-time nba champ saying he now realizes his relationship with northeast ohio is bigger than basketball, and
he wishes he'd handled his move to the miami heat differently. the decision infamously delivered on live tv. >> i'm going to take my time to south beach and join the miami heat. >> reporter: leaving fans here feeling bitter and betrayed. cavs owner daniel gilbert calling james a coward and some fans even setting fire to their jerseys. but in a symbolic gesture, those very same fans raising king james' jersey from a pile of ashes. >> welcome home, welcome home. >> welcome home. >> reporter: gilbert tweeting about his son's reaction. "daddy, does this mean i can finally wear my lebron jersey again? yes, it does, son, yes, it does." the cavs new head coach too. >> excitement, exhilaration, and now i'm coaching the best player in the world. >> reporter: everyone, it seems, is ready to forgive but most of all to win. >> he's going to win us a championship, and that's all that matters. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: james admitting that a championship won't be
easy, but in northeast ohio, he says, nothing is given, everything is earned. >> he's coming back to cleveland. that was the best part of it. >> reporter: and here it is, that very quote from lebron james on the cover of "the plain dealer" here in cleveland in northeast ohio, "nothing is given, everything is earned." lebron james is serious about winning here. he said there would be no press conference and no party, but, dan, i can tell you where he is this weekend, in brazil watching the world cup. >> yeah, he may be doing a little bit of partying down there. linzie, thank you. we appreciate it. by the way, cleveland has been on a huge roll of late. just this week they landed the 2016 republican national convention, and lebron james is now transforming the city once called the mistake by the lake into the epicenter of the basketball universe, and that means big bucks for both the team and the city. and espn's darren rovell is here with that part of the story. good morning, sir. >> good morning. yeah, the dream becoming the reality. lebron james coming home, and clevelanders couldn't wait to say, just take my money.
>> he's back! >> reporter: landing the best player in the league immediately jump-starting cleveland's economy, or should we say lebronomy. >> lebron is coming back. >> the king returns, baby. bringing a championship to cleveland. >> reporter: so many fans calling the cavaliers ticket line that the team had to reroute other lines to devote to selling tickets, and at around 8:30 p.m. last night, some eight hours after james announced he would be back, the cavaliers confirmed they had sold out of season tickets. >> all: let's go, cleveland. >> reporter: last year roughly 20% of the cavs' tickets went unsold. >> we go from selling something that's unsellable to i can't get my hands on enough tickets. >> reporter: cleveland ticket broker mark clang finding it hard to fathom how much one man has changed what he sells overnight. >> without lebron james, a $40 ticket for, you know, the home opener versus with lebron james going to sell for $500 to $600.
>> reporter: cleveland t-shirt maker, fresh brewed tees, had trouble keeping up with the demand for their forgiven shirts that cleverly substitutes the "g" for 6, which is james' number. >> the website was crashed and we've been trying to keep it up all day, and we've sold thousands, and the excitement is insane. >> reporter: the prospect of business picking up matching the days when james last played in cleveland had folks at the winking lizard crazy. >> it's going to be a great year for cleveland and downtown especially. >> sounds like a fun place, the winking lizard. economists, by the way, they said he's injecting money into the economy and say that's a bit overstated and many say they're just shifting money from, hey, you're at a bar in the suburbs to a bar at the arena. >> so lebronomy isn't going to make it into economic textbooks. >> dan gilbert is making a lot of money, the owner of the cavs. >> and his son is very happy he can wear his jersey. speaking of jerseys, the other pressing question, will he keep
23, or is he going to keep 6? >> we don't know. with the heat he was 6 and, of course, with the cavs he was 23. the nba says the contract has to be signed and submitted to the league. we think that's going to happen today. they're preselling the jerseys right now with 00, but they say if you buy it now, it'll come with the number that he eventually chooses. >> referencing contracts, what did you say, $85 million? >> yeah. if it's a four-year deal, it would be $85 million. >> not a bad gig at all. we hope he's having fun in brazil. >> our regards to the winking lizard. >> yes. all right, we turn overseas. israel's prime minister saying air strikes would continue on the gaza strip despite the mounting death toll. benjamin netanyahu keeping all options open and warning a ground offensive into gaza could be next. abc's alex marquardt has the very latest from gaza city. alex. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. the death toll here in gaza has climbed past 120. most of them according to the united nations are civilians. israel says it will not bow to international pressure to stop its operations as long as
rockets are being fired into israel. overnight, deafening explosions as israeli missiles land in gaza. more than 1100 israeli strikes so far. we race with an ambulance crew to the site of one of those hits. this crowd pulling out what is clearly a very wounded man out of a mosque that was struck just moments ago. [ sirens ] [ speaking a foreign language ] >> reporter: chaos in the ambulance as we sped to the hospital. in the back, a friend cradles the man's head. as the casualties rise here, so does the anger and support for hamas to keep firing rockets at israel. >> the normal people is attacked by israel. we are thanks hamas and we put our hands over hamas hands, they're supporting the people here in gaza. >> reporter: but israel says hamas is using sites like that mosque to hide rockets, almost 700 fired into israel so far
sending israelis running in terror into bomb shelters and interceptor rockets into the sky. no israelis have been killed. but the prime minister said friday that the operation would continue until quiet returns. that operation could soon include a ground invasion with more than 30,000 reserve troops now called up as forces mass along the border with gaza. the head of israel's military says he's just waiting for the order to send ground troops into gaza, which could cause the death toll to skyrocket. he accuses hamas of using civilians as hostages. dan, bianna. >> the situation continues to escalate. so many innocent people in the way. alex, thank you. a lot of other news breaking overnight, and for that let's get it over to abc's ryan smith who is in for ron claiborne. welcome and good morning. >> thank you so much. good morning, dan, good morning, bianna. and we begin with tracy morgan who is taking on retail giant walmart filing a lawsuit following the deadly highway accident that left him seriously injured. the lawsuit claims walmart should have known the driver was awake for more than 24 hours and
his 700-mile commute from his home in georgia to work in delaware was unreasonable. kevin roper allegedly fell asleep at the wheel when his rig slammed into morgan's limo van killing his longtime friend james mcnair, and morgan is currently undergoing rehabilitation for his injuries. and a frightening scene at a popular water park in michigan. 27 people had to be hospitalized after a chlorine leak at michigan's adventure. the biggest amusement park in the state north of grand rapids in muskegon. now, some people had to be hosed down by hazmat teams on the scene. and sad news from the world of music. tommy ramone, the last surviving original member of the ramones has lost his battle with cancer. tommy ramone's high energy drum work helped catapult the ramones into the underground punk movement of the '70s and they were famous for songs like "i want to be sedated" were inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame in 2002. and tommy ramone died in his home in new york. he was 62. and take a look at this. a small plane makes a crash
landing right in the backyard of a home in greenwood, indiana, right near a swimming pool. one witness says the plane clipped a nearby house before crashing and catching fire. the pilot on board was killed. two others were injured. the crash is being investigated. and the former florida police captain charged in fatally shooting a man inside a movie theater is out of jail this morning. curtis reeves was released on $150,000 bail on friday and reeves has been ordered to stay home and surrender his firearms. he's accused of shooting 43-year-old chad oulson inside a theater in january after oulson apparently refused to stop texting during the previews. reeves claims he fired in self-defense. and the texas man charged with capital murder in the killing of four children and their parents collapses in front of a judge. ronald haskell was standing before a judge during arraignment when he fell to his knees. haskell was apparently looking for his ex-wife wednesday when he allegedly shot six members of her family execution style. the defense says they will focus
on haskell's mental health. and no word why he collapsed. haskell is being held without bail. and in a rare public appearance, former cuban leader fidel castro greeted russian president vladimir putin. putin was in cuba to promote russian trade with the communist nation that remains cut off from the u.s. because of washington's 52-year-old economic embargo and putin will also visit argentina and brazil for bilateral talks. and finally, 30-year-old kayla riley says her 4-year-old son eli saved her life when she was having a diabetic seizure in her indiana home and was unresponsive. listen to this. the pregnant mother of three says that when eli couldn't find the phone to call 911, he goes to his ipad to facetime his grandparents in florida. >> oh, wow. >> you press the green facetime button, and you press this button and -- >> who does it call?
>> yaya in florida. >> so cute, right. grandpa joe hernandez, a retired firefighter called 911 from florida and managed to get the help his daughter needed and he says his grandson acted like a veteran first responder. how about that. >> quick-thinking boy. >> all this talk about limiting screen time for kids. >> right. >> this is a piece of contrary -- >> by the way, his 5th birthday is coming up. he wants an iphone. >> i'm sure apple may be sending him one. >> absolutely. yeah, he should get several. thank you. now to problems connected to the big hidden cash giveaway that's been taking america by storm. police now confronted with safety and security concerns here. plus, a big reveal by the millionaire about the next cash stash. abc's brandi hitt has the latest from los angeles. brandi, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. dan. the hidden cash craze continues here this morning with yet another drop, and after a rowdy situation earlier this week, the man behind the money told me, safety is his first concern. >> i found one. oh! i found one. yay. >> reporter: the mad dash for hidden cash started as an
exciting scavenger hunt with the best of intentions. friday, more than a thousand people kicked up the sand in huntington beach looking for pez dispensers with $50 hidden inside. >> hey. >> reporter: and they also scoured this los angeles park. >> i found it between some rocks. >> reporter: but just 24 hours earlier, it was a much different scene. armed with flashlights and out-of-control crowds stopped traffic. >> oh, oh, getting out of the car. >> reporter: and even overtook this reporter on ktla. forcing extra officers to be called in. >> it's always nice to have free money, but at the same time it's resources that are being used and drained to try to keep people under control. >> reporter: do you bear any responsibility in this? >> in some way i do. we've tried to instill this very positive kind of pay it forward message and, but, you know, you're always going to have some bad apples. >> reporter: this morning, the millionaire behind the green giveaway, jason buzi
tells abc news despite in rowdy crowd he'll still make cash drops in the evenings but is now choosing larger more open venues. did you expect it to get this big? >> definitely not. >> i opened a twitter account just to follow him. >> reporter: from coast to coast people have been racing to find the hidden money since may with buzi leaving behind clues on twitter and for the most part each event has been family friendly. >> ah, this is pretty neat. you know, i'll take the cash. >> thank you, jason. i'll pay it forward. >> reporter: and buzi says as long as these crowds remain positive, the happy hunting will continue. >> i don't think it's about the money. i think people want to connect and just have fun and pay it forward. >> reporter: now, i couldn't let jason buzi go without trying to squeeze out any hidden cash clues, so listen up, southern california residents. he's already said that this morning's drop would be in the inland empire. well, here's a "good morning america" exclusive. buzi told me it is going to happen in riverside this morning. so a little bit more of a narrow search there, and, dan and bianna, he says he's
also going to be heading back to new york very soon, as well. so you can get in on the action. >> both coasts will get some free money. thanks for the breaking news. >> every time we go looking bianna boxes me out. >> my money. he can pay it forward. i'll take the money. terrific. meantime, let's check the weather and we want to welcome back meteorologist bill kelly from our abc station in wsyx in columbus, ohio. has he been to columbus? do we know, bill? >> i'm going to look. you know, i have it on good authority, by the way, that ron claiborne has hid stuff around the studio. >> not the kind of stuff that you want to find. >> yeah, not the stuff you're looking for. right. yeah. it's been a very active week this week. good morning, everyone. in terms of severe weather, and we are expecting more today. 1400 reports just this week alone. today from eastern nebraska all the way over through parts of iowa. as far north as northern indiana looking at strong winds, large hail, brief tornado possible but this is out ahead of a very strong cold front. wait till you see the numbers. a fall-like chill. duluth, 77 today. you're at 59 by the time we hit monday. these are late september numbers. marquette, 56 by monday, so
probably not a great day to go out on lake superior on monday. at least wear your light jacket if you're doing that. the opposite is happening in the pacific northwest. seattle into the 90s. portland, 100 degrees by the time you get to tuesday. it's been a few years since of's you've been there. and not manys yeah, in the winter the polar vortex, we talked not welcome. this nice cooldown, i think everyone is going to like it. >> we'll take it. >> i'm kind of picturing ron hiding things around the studio. >> let's not go there. >> sara says these are not
things you would want to find. >> people are eating. >> coming up here on "gma," extraordinary pictures. anything robbers caught on camera pulling off home invasions. the high-tech way they found big expensive homes and terrifying moments when they ended up with pillowcases on their heads. plus, lightning striking people inside their homes. how it happened and how you can make sure you're safe during a bad storm. and spilling the details on the "breaking bad" spin-off, what you need to know about the long awaited "better call saul" all up ahead in "pop news." >> i'm really psyched for this. >> i'm very excited about this. i love saul.
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♪ ♪ ♪ that is chris howell enjoying summer wake surfing while playing a great rendition of "wipeout." talk about multitasking. >> that's impressing. >> yeah, that's very impressive. >> i keep waiting for the drums to kick in. they need another dude on a surfboard. >> he has to play at least three instruments if he's going to show off. >> let's up the level of difficulty. >> you can try it, dan. you can try it. add that to the long list of things that your weekend co-anchor cannot do. also coming up this half hour, hit by lightning inside their own home. we're talking to survivors. look at this. how can this happen? you get hit inside your own home. what you need to know to protect yourself. we got a busy half hour, and
that's one of the things coming up. first the so-called ninja robbers -- we've been talking about them -- accused in a terrifying home invasion, and it was all caught on camera. leading their tied up victims through the home, as you can see right here, even putting a pillowcase over one of their heads. >> and now through jailhouse interviews we're learning more about how they chose which homes to target, and it's information any robber can find out about your own house. abc's mara schiavocampo is here with more. mara. >> reporter: bianna, good morning. we're learning more about these home invasions from one of the men allegedly involved. he says a key part of picking which home to rob was based on which homes were easiest to break into and that they simply used google earth to figure that out. one of the alleged florida ninja robbers is speaking out in a newly released interview with police. >> he'll go enter through an open door or he'll wait for the people to come out. >> reporter: in the video one suspect, frank bauer, arrested on may 12th tells investigators how he and his
alleged accomplices planned and executed a string of robberies in florida and texas. >> so the home invagus it was just all about the home invasions. >> jewelry and cash. >> what do they look for when picking a house to rob? >> easy entry. >> reporter: bauer says to find that easy entry, the team of alleged crooks put a new spin on an old tactic, casing the homes online. >> on that google earth, and he can look at the houses and the way they go in and out, and he made all that decision. >> they pick out a residence, and they pull it up on google earth, which can give you a picture of maybe the front door. you can look at the entrances, exits, how you're going to get in the house. >> reporter: watch as these armed men dressed as ninjas hold brian kitchen and camille hostage in their multimillion dollar central florida home in april after laying in wait for the pair to come home. >> it was horrible. i mean, i've never had a gun pointed at me. >> reporter: investigators say the trio snuck into the garage ambushing the pair when they got home, tied them up and put
pillowcases over their heads. >> throughout the entire event, we were quite alarmed. i remember trying to keep my mind focused on a positive outcome just so that the fear didn't overcome me. >> reporter: the victims let go only after handing over expensive jewelry and other valuables. >> they made off with several nice watches, and the thing that i probably valued the most, a gold coin that i wore around my neck, which was a treasure coin, and i really miss that. i wish i could get that back. that was in my opinion the price for my life. >> reporter: now, bauer claims he was not the ringleader of the group, that one of the other men was. bauer has pleaded not guilty, and his lawyer tells us he has not entered into any plea agreement. you know, one case, they say, they waited so long for the homeowner to come back, they just got tired and left and went to another home. they wanted people to come home so they could lead them around the house allegedly. >> just frightening because
earlier we were talking about how technology can save lives, and now we see people turning to technology like google maps and honing in on this. >> and anyone can look at your home and see where the doors or windows are and figure out a plan. >> frightening, mara, thank you. >> thanks, guys. and now let's get an update of the morning's other top stories. for that ryan smith in for ron. hey, ryan. >> good morning, guys. and let's begin with the scare over the air in one of the most remote spots on earth. a united boeing 77 taking off from honolulu was headed to guam when smoke filled the cabin. the pilot landed the plane on the barely inhabited midway island in the pacific ocean and a replacement aircraft eventually brought everyone back on board and going back to honolulu. now, united says it was just a mechanical issue. and the homecoming that's got everyone talking, lebron james is leaving south beach and taking his talents back to cleveland to play for the cavaliers. the two-time nba champ says he now realizes his relationship with northeast ohio is, quote, bigger than basketball. and mandatory evacuations are under way in california as a fire is raging in shasta county. the bully fire has now exploded
scorching 2500 acres near ohio -- near ohno. and right now the fire officials say the blaze is just 10% contained. and finally, take a look at this. talk about fancy footwork. those feet, that's a 10-year-old. jorge rivera has got the soccer moves. he got his first soccer ball when he was 1 years old. he has been practicing ever since. look at that. even sara can't do that. incredible. >> no, i can totally do that. i'm slightly older so -- >> okay. there you go. hey, look, maybe three world cups from now you -- maybe two world cups you'll see jorge rivera jr. representing the united states in the world cup. talk about fancy footwork. >> he's got some moves. >> yeah. >> i'm sure his teammates don't mind it when all the cameras are out there only shooting him. >> oh. >> exactly. by the way, purchase are program reminder, the world cup final, tomorrow, germany head-to-head versus argentina coverage begins at 1:00 right here on abc. who are you guys pulling for? >> argentina. >> you actually know a little something about this. >> argentina.
messi all the way. >> i follow argentina. >> the brazilians are not going to react well. >> have you heard of messi? do you know who messi is? >> coming up now -- i'm not a huge sports fan. i'm also a huge fan of the weather. let's get it back to meteorologist bill kelly. save me, please. >> all right, you guys. good morning. yeah, i know. good morning to you. good morning, everyone. let me start you out in atlanta where it is a steamy morning out there. this is our live shot from our affiliate, wsb, and i wanted to let you know that if you are going on out this morning, get out and enjoy because it is going to be a hot day today and storms are possible. we're talking about 90 in atlanta. it's going to feel much warmer than that. we have widespread mid-90s and some storms are going to be possible, especially down in florida, as well. but as we look here to the midwest, it's been a rainy start already. flood warnings have already been issued. severe weather is going to be possible, if not likely, in this part of the country. that's a
>> and this weather report has been brought to you by mazda 3. dan, bianna. >> i don't know if you know this, but the final of the world cup is tomorrow, and the star player of argentina is messi. >> i've heard. >> yes. >> bianna's feeding you your lines right now. >> i won't embarrass you anymore. >> i'll answer all your questions on twitter. coming up on "gma," the extraordinary moment when a guy is hit by lightning inside his own garage. what he's saying about his brush with death and this question, are you safe in your own home? and we're celebrating nashville etch a sketch day. yep, there's a day for that. it's a lot more than just child's play up ahead in "pop news." >> dan's favorite sport. >> yeah. >> dan drew that. eah. >> dan drew that.
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[ lightning strike ] that's a horrifying moment caught on camera. it's rare enough to be hit by lightning. >> whoa. >> but this guy was hit inside his own garage. it's actually been a bizarre week of lightning strikes in america. one person killed. about a dozen others injured. >> yeah, and you may think you're reasonably safe
in your own house during a storm, but this morning we're learning that's not always the case. so how can you protect yourself? abc's bazi kanani has more. >> here comes the hail, i think. >> reporter: watch what comes next while videotaping a violent thunderstorm from the shelter of his garage. chad greenly is outside denver, colorado, and suffered a concussion, the latest victim of a lightning strike in a place most people think they're safe. their homes. >> before i could turn and step away, bam. >> reporter: another close call this week for a 7-year-old and his mom near atlanta, georgia. standing by a large window when lightning struck. >> all i could see was my son on the ground and his foot was smoking. >> reporter: and yet again, an emergency call in dayton, ohio. >> and it zapped him, and he's got marks all over his chest. >> reporter: a frightened mom on the line with 911 after a powerful volt of electricity shot straight into the house injuring 9-year-old hunter. >> just lit up the house, and then all of a sudden you hear
this big kaboom. >> reporter: lightning strikes hundreds and kills an average of 53 people in the u.s. each year. most lightning victims are outdoors at the time. indoors is safer. but clearly not beyond reach. >> lightning is the most unpredictable force of nature. we know how hot the lightning is when it strikes. it's hotter than the surface of the sun. it just where it's going to strike, it doesn't always strike the tallest objects. it's random. >> reporter: intrepid storm chaser doug keesling knows the safest place when the skies light up is inside a building. avoid electronic equipment and cords. avoid sinks and showers because a current can travel through the pipe and stay clear of windows and doors. >> i thought i was safe. >> reporter: lessons learned the hard way about the seriousness of those magnificent summer storms. for "good morning america," bazi kanani, abc news, washington. >> important life-saving tips there. bazi, our thanks to you.
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that's possible in "breaking bad" is possible in "better call saul," and walter white will only show up if it makes sense. look for the show early next year. i'm hoping for a walter white appearance. >> that sounds like a tease. that sounds like a tease. >> i think jesse will be on there. i just think walter white would be a surprise. >> he may show up. i have a feeling. >> do it for your fans. and folks in ohio are jumping for a different reason. folks in missouri are having an almost equally exciting one. they're about to get an official state exercise. the jumping jack. if you're not familiar with the exercise, ryan has kindly agreed to give us a demonstration. >> got you. >> oh, my rheumatism. >> okay. >> you're showing your age. show us what a jumping jack looks like. oh, my god. he's channeling his inner p.e. class. this is happening. apparently -- >> this is great. >> so how long do i do it? >> you keep going until i say stop. i like this game. >> okay. >> apparently -- >> keep the jacket buttoned. right? >> yes. i've got some information about this jack, though. you just do your thing, though. be a model. >> you realize you're on live television, though. >> yeah. >> the exercise was invented by
a missouri born general who led u.s. forces in world war i, so they're a serious part as part of a training drill for cadets and news readers and turns out missouri isn't the only state with an official exercise. the state of maryland officially endorses -- >> now you are a doing riverdance. this is not -- >> maryland, their official exercise is walking, ryan, if you'd like to demonstrate that and walk right off set. because you're ruining -- okay. and in -- thank you, ryan. and a 9-week-old baby has become a viral star after sleeping through a wild encounter at a zoo in kansas. take a look at this. mom angie widener says she was watching her two older daughters feed the animals when a stranger said to her, "um, ma'am, there's a lemur on your baby." apparently the lemur was quite taken with the little baby's toys. but doesn't that remind you of "seinfeld." "a dingo ate your baby." >> wait. that's "seinfeld"? >> yes. >> oh, okay. >> oh, gosh. we're going to have a crash course.
>> i know. >> and today is national etch a sketch day, the so-called magic screen has been around for 54 years now with more than 100 million sold. professional etch a sketch artist, brian lee madden or madden. is that madden or madden, brian? he's in the studio and he's been working away etch a sketching some portraits. let's take a look at his sketch. first we have ryan -- >> wow. >> that's pretty good but one of your eyes is crooked. >> and a broken nose. >> bring that down a nose. >> put the sweat beads on. >> wait. we have bianna's. bianna's. oh. that's pretty good. >> dan. and the one you've all been waiting for, sara haines. and that's a bam. >> oh. we'll be right back. >> that's great. >> that was fun. >> that was fun. ♪ we're singin', we're singin' ♪ i found a happy place
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good morning, everyone, i'm katie marzulo, 8:00 a.m. on saturday, we'll start you off with a check of the forecast with meteorologist lisa argen. >> not only is the stratus filled into the bay, it's way inland, and so we're looking at gray skies with numbers near 60 degrees. here's a look at santa cruz, where we'll see sunshine and low 70s later on this afternoon. right now, we are looking at clouds from santa rosa up through livermore and novato, at 59. temperatures are mild, and maybe two to four degrees of warming. mid 70s inland. upper 60s at the coast. low 60s at the beaches, it will be cloudy there. upper 80s inland. warm day inland. but warmer day, mid 70s around the bay. clouds return for the