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the 2015 volvo s60 with complimentary first month's payment. starting at $329 a month. good morning, america. this morning, rivers rising. dangerous deluges across the midwest causing flash flooding. the college world series suspended overnight. the new storms brewing. breaking overnight. a single engine planes sets off a huge fire ball slam nothing a house. it was scary. very scary. >> how the man inside the home managed to get out alive. caught on camera. sticking the landing. look at this. a motorcyclist somersaulting over a car after a crash and then somehow walking away. >> i'm built tough. that's all i can say. i'm built very tough. >> what he's saying about his amazing survival story this morning. and worst in show. the winner of the world's ugliest dog contest.
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>> oh, wow! >> so which one of these homely canines took home the crown? really? ron is angry that bianna was not paying attention to him. >> wow. >> it's tough. tough in here. >> i missed you last week. >> we've got an hour to fill. >> le me say happy first day of the summer. congratulations on that. also julie durda, our meteorologist this weekend is cheering on the other side of had the studio. not only do we have ugly dogs, but we have a photogenic felon. >> i think he's pretty handsome objectively speaking. stealing hearts. >> and bianna's husband -- >> he's stealing hearts with a mug shot that's gone viral.
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tens of thousands of likes on social media with some ladies offering to personally rehabilitate him. did you see his eyes? >> yeah, i was going to say, do you think your husband is now going to get a teardrop tattoo on his face? >> imagining peter orszag with a tattoo on his face, not going to happen. >> hard to imagine. this morning we'll hear from this celebrity con. what he's saying about his unlikely fame and his relationship status this morning. but first let's get to the extreme weather. one of the worst hit spots has been minnesota. abc's neal karlinsky is in the waterlogged st. paul with the latest. good morning, neal. >> reporter: we're along the mississippi. you can see the mississippi is well over its banks into the park here and continues to rise, but this is not the region's only problem. overnight severe weather creating more havoc for the rain-soaked midwest. the college world series of baseball in omaha evacuated because of lightning and heavy rain. flooding was also recorded with 12,000 customers in the omaha
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metro area without power. in the nearby grand island area, hail the size of meatballs and winds over 70 miles per hour. hard-hit minneapolis seemed the wettest start to the year on record. mudslides wiping out two homes and washing out roads. >> the people have been here for years and years and never seen it this bad. >> reporter: in ohio the national guard called in after days of heavy rain flooded hundreds of homes and this colorado floodwaters ruptured a storage tank dumping 7500 gallons of crude oil into a river. meanwhile, they're keeping a close eye on the university of minnesota medical center. chunks slid away raising fears the entire hospital might be unstable. but officials this morning say the building is not in danger. still, the twin cities are not out of the woods. even without more rain the rivers are continuing to rise. the water is going to continue to rise here and the mississippi they say won't crest until wednesday meaning much of this
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area right here will continue to go under more and more water but it is an area that does flood occasionally which is why the biggest concern here continues to be those saturated hillsides. bianna. >> not good to hear there's more to come. neal, thank you. meteorologist julie durda from wplg is tracking all the weather here with the latest. what can we expect, julie? >> they are not seeing a break from the rain. check out the latest radar, over the last 24 hours, the midwest hit with strong storms over nebraska into omaha and headed in towards iowa. unfortunately, they're going to have to deal with them again today. even leading into tomorrow and monday. so how much rain is expected? well, well over 3 inches could cause flash flooding concerns across parts of the midwest not only dealing with the rain but they are dealing with gusty winds, possibility of hail, damaging winds, that is, a few tornadoes possible and the same section that has been hit for the last few days. i'll have a lot more on the national forecast and the first day of summer forecast coming up.
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>> a busy nervous weekend in the middle of the country. and staying this that part of the country, check out this terrifying scene unfolding overnight in a neighborhood in minnesota. a plane crashing directly into a home setting off a huge fireball. there was a man inside that burning house at the time this happened. what happened to him? abc's linzie janis is here with more. >> what an incredible story, the ntsb and the faa are arriving on the scene as we speak to try to determine the cause of the crash that killed two people. but this is also an incredible survival story including a split-second and life-saving decision. >> i report that a plane has struck a house and now the house is on fire. >> reporter: overnight a horrifying scene as a plane crashes into a home sending it up in flames. one person inside escaping by jumping from the second floor. >> it took a sharp turn and just went straight down over the trees. >> reporter: officials say the small single engine private
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plane was on a sightseeing tour when it went down killing the two people on board. the 27-year-old man was in an upstairs bedroom when he heard an explosion and had to make a split-second decision as the flames rapidly engulfed his home. neighbors watching in disbelief. one witness reported seeing a large airplane flying low towards the local airport then seconds later the small plane nosediving. >> we arrived two minutes on the scene after it crashed. it was engulfed in flames. all the windows had fire coming out of them. >> where do you want us to come at? how do you want us to come at and where is this at? >> reporter: emergency teams scrambling to keep the flames from spreading to other homes. >> people ran from everywhere. >> reporter: firefighters managed to put out that massive blaze in an hour and half and recovered the victims from the scene but are not yet releasing their names. dan and bianna, the man who survived was living with his brother-in-law who had
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just left the house ten minutes earlier. he got a call on his cell phone saying a plane just hit. >> great on the part of the firefighters to keep it from spreading. >> and the ntsb is investigating. >> there right now. >> thank you. meantime, let's get a check of the other top stories from ron. hey, ron, i'm not ignoring. you. i would never ignore you. >> good morning. we begin in upstate new york where a semi came barreling into a busy restaurant killing a bartender inside and leaving behind a path of destruction. abc's michelle franzen has more. >> reporter: overnight out of nowhere a tractor trailer slammed into this crowded ithaca, new york, restaurant. >> i thought the kitchen exploded. >> reporter: carrying two decks of car, the truck crashed and crushed everyone and everything in its path. >> at least people two down, possible fire. >> reporter: the crash killing a bartender at the bistro. according to the restaurant's co-owner, she was the mother of a 14-month-old baby who was also pregnant with her second child.
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>> four or five of us tried to pull it away and then there was about four or five-foot flames coming off the tractor trailer. >> it happened so felt. i felt a truck drive straight into the building. >> the truck came down the street, so i literally had to jump out of the way. >> reporter: this bystander stunned after his terrifying brush with death. >> thank god i'm here today. >> reporter: and while police scramble to find out exactly why this happened -- >> the operator of the tractor is in police headquarters right now. we're in the process of interviewing him. >> the restaurant crew is struggling to come to terms with their devastating loss. >> we'll just take it day by day. right now we're just more concerned with what happened to one of our family members. >> reporter: for "good morning america," michelle franzen, abc news, new york. overseas to iraq and growing calls for the shiite prime minister to form a government more inclusive of rival sunni muslims or to step down.
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this comes as a u.s. official says elite iraqi security forces remain inside the huge baiji oil refinery completely surrounded by militants who have taken over much of the country. meantime, they have seized a syrian border crossing after killing 0 iraqi troops and the radical islamic group replaced a new video in an effort to recruit more westerners. in california, the scorching fire, a wall of flames, that is, from a wildfire destroyed at least two homes near the town of cordelia, california, that's northeast of san francisco. the blaze driven by fierce flames that broke out along the 680 freeway. crews on the ground and in the air launched a full assault to keep the wildfire from spreading. the fire is now under control as investigators try to determine what caused it. also in california, some terrifying moments over the skies of los angeles after a laser is pointed at the cockpit of a commercial airliner. the captain of a us airways
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flight from phoenix says he was coming in for a landing at laxalt wednesday when the green beam of light lit up his cockpit. the pilot says his vision was briefly impaired but he managed to land the plane safely. and comedian tracy morgan is out of the hospital and now recovering at a rehabilitation center. according to morgan's publicist he is expected to undergo therapy for the next few weeks. morgan, of course, was critically injured in a deadly accident in new jersey. that was two weeks ago. his longtime friend, james mcnair was killed that crash. and java drinkers, get ready to pay for that coffee drink at starbucks. the price of some, some starbucks drinks will go up from 5 cents to 20 cents. if you buy your beans from the supermarket, you can pay a dollar more per bag. starbucks says the price hikes are not due to higher coffee bean prices but rising operational costs. and finally, if you have
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ever flown on a southwest or line flight, you know how they try to be comical when they do the required preflight safety announcement. well, here was one who was actually funny and a recording of it has gone viral. >> for those of you traveling with your children, why? [ laughter ] for those of you traveling with two of your children, what in the world were you thinking. in case of anything happening, you'll want to grab the bright one. that one will fund your retirement. >> the unnamed flight attendant even flew a party midnight on the way from san francisco to chicago. the remarkable thing, he is unnamed. he doesn't have a name. >> great for southwest airlines. >> sometimes they're not that funny. >> i had one yank my headphones out of my ear the other day because i wasn't paying attention. >> whoa. >> wasn'ting wasn't paying attention. >> favorite line from "fatal attraction," i will not be ignored. >> i would never ignore you. >> yeah, you will not. all right. >> don't expect to see a bunny. >> ron claiborne doing
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his best glenn close, laefrj ladies and gentlemen. thank you, ron. we have an almost unbelievable caught on camera. the motorcyclist goes flying and somehow, somehow lands on his feet. this morning we're hearing from the man for the first time and abc's marci gonzalez is on the story. marci, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, dan. he admits he did some gymnastics as a kid but nothing that could have prepared him for this. it's the viral video so wild even the guy cartwheeling through the air still has a hard time believing it. >> i didn't know i rolled like that. >> reporter: michael smith was on his way to lunch in clearwater, florida, last month when a car making a left turn cut him off forcing the motorcycle to crash into it and smith catapulting into the air flipping, rolling and incredibly walking away. >> and then when i realized i was up in the air, i just thought to myself, like, okay, i could either land on my head or my feet and the next thing i
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know, i hit my feet and rolled up and got up. >> reporter: got up with no serious injuries. his friends, not totally buying the story of the acrobatic accident that left the 22-year-old's bike totaled until this video was released. >> he just gets up and walks. >> reporter: the driver of the car ticketed for making an improper left turn and driving with a suspended license. and smith got a summons for not having a license to operate a motorcycle. but he says he's getting that taken care of this week and will be back out riding again. >> i'm built tough. that's all i can say. i'm built very tough. >> reporter: tough and considering a fitting new career. >> and i will a stuntman. i'll do all the things that they do and enjoy it and have no problem doing it. i'll commit all day for real. >> a stuntman. not a bad plan, right? although he is still in some pain and seeing a choiropractor a few days a week he says he is undeterred.
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>> built tough but not built modest. >> at all. he'll be back out there without a helmet, he says. >> the ladies will be calling him soon. without a helmet? he wasn't a wearing helmet in that and he won't wear one again. taking his chances. marci, he is a very lucky guy. speaking of lucky we'll turn to a medical miracle. a mother's remarkable story of giving birth while having open heart surgery. mom and baby both pulling through and fortunately doing well this morning lucky to be alive. abc's jennifer ashton has the details. >> reporter: this morning edita tracy and her newborn baby are flourishing. >> little miracle baby, huh? >> reporter: that wasn't the case six weeks ago when edita, only pa years old and 36 weeks pregnant was feeling pain. >> i felt pressure in my back. >> reporter: her obstetrician immediately ordering a ct scan. >> i was close to nine months pregnant. it's normal to feel tired. and have some pain in the back. >> reporter: the scan revealing
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a rare and potential ly catastrophic condition called an aortic disection. the major artery that carries blood to most of the body including the uterus was rupturing. two teams of surgeons rushed her to the operating room. within 30 seconds of putting her to sleep, obstetricians delivered her healthy baby girl via c-section then cardiac surgeons began a nine-hour open heart surgery. >> after waking up, i was not aware what had happened to me. i think i thought i already delivered. >> reporter: an unexpected miracle this mom is thankful for. >> i was just happy that i was alive and that our daughter was alive. i think that the baby saved my life. >> unbelievable story and abc news senior medical contributor dr. jennifer ashton is here with more. and, jen, you said you actually spoke with the heart surgeon last night. and he gave you some
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jaw-dropping additional facts. >> this was so much worse than originally reported. if you think of the aortic arch as the umbrella handle, this was a dissection that really you can think of a tear in pantyhose and this tear affected the entire arch. all those great sdrefls coming off the top and extending into the head and heart and extended a foot down into her chest. this has an incredibly high mortality rate. it was absolutely a life and death situation. >> incredibly rare. you look at her and she is young in her mid-30s and looks healthy. >> well, the cause in this case really seems to have been a perfect storm of two factors. number one, a connective tissue disease called marfan syndrome that weakens the walls and number two, pre-eclampsia, severe high blood pressure in pregnancy both happening at the same time. >> i'll never complain about having a c-section again. what is the takeaway for women at home when they feel pain? >> the take home is trust your instincts, listen to your body.
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that and the quick, smart and skilled action of these doctors and nurses saved two lives here. this is an unbelievable medical miracle. >> medical miracle, indeed. and the fact that she says this baby saved her life. incredible. we're so happy. >> she did a good job too. >> they both did and the doughs. doctors. >> and the nurses. >> thank you. >> you bet. >> thanks, jen. now "gma" at the world cup counting down to tomorrow night's big team usa match against portugal. america has a bad case of soccer fever right now, but as you may recall, we've been here before, so the question this morning, will the craze last after the games end this time? abc and espn soccer analyst julie foudy has more from rio. good morning, julie. >> reporter: good morning, dan. yes, for how many years have we been hearing soccer is finally popular in the united states. it happened when our u.s. women's team won the world cup in 1999. it happened when david beckham came here to play in major league soccer. it even happened when the u.s. got out of its group stage in the last world cup in 2010, but
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this time feels a little different. >> scores. the end post! >> reporter: soccer has always been a sport for the rest of the world. football's our game. baseball's our pastime. >> can dempsey do it? yes! >> reporter: until now. >> there are so many americans here in rio de janeiro and, you know, we just feel pride whenever we see each other. >> reporter: aside from brazilians, americans bought more tickets to this world cup than any other country. a whopping 196,000. fans like thomas from california who spent ten grand to be here. >> when they scored that last goal, i actually almost passed out. >> reporter: but it's not just die-hards in brazil, from southern california to brooklyn, americans are embracing soccer like never before. and one group of fans is right
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in the middle of the revolution, the american outlaws. membership for this supporters group has skyrocketed. >> the 30 and 40 chapters that we had in 2010 is now 140 chapters. >> reporter: and that fan base is growing faster than any other sport and many americans say they are watching soccer at the same rate as professional basketball. >> all: i believe that we will win. >> reporter: maybe just maybe this time soccer is here to stay. i believe. >> all: i believe that we will win. i believe that we will win. >> reporter: and, dan, besides the u.s. game getting big numbers, we know that the non-u.s. games, they're up 20% in viewership, and i think the telltale sign of everything out there with the brutal winter that happened all across the united states, the fact that people on their first sunday of the summer are planning viewing parties inside, we've made it. u.s. soccer has arrived. >> you know what, i was skeptical going in, but
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you make a really good case. also, i really liked your chanting, the "i believe we will win." that was convincing. thank you. enjoy the big day in rio. we want to remind people, don't miss the big game starting tomorrow at 5:00 eastern on espn. our sister network which has a triple header of world cup action on tap for today, as well. >> you can feel the excitement here in new york city. go to any bar or restaurant without seeing it on somewhere. so, yeah, i believe we're going to win too. >> yeah. someone else who believes we'll win is julie durda from our i'm station, wplg. hey, julie. >> that's right, good morning, bianna. can i tell you we're winning already with the forecast. the first official day of summer. i know it's been a brutal winter for millions of americans out there and we have been waiting all year to see this arrive. am i right? i know you are at home. you are so excited. just like we are here in the northeast. some of the areas feeling like summer and above average temperatures, believe it or not, the southwest is hot, dry, and we're talking triple digits. las vegas, yuma,
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phoenix, 109 degrees today in palm springs. let's check out the southeast where it is going to be hot but humid. very muggy conditions as the winds are moving in from the gulf of mexico and anticipating strong storms in the southeast all the way into florida. we are expecting some heavy rain and gusty winds. let's talk about an area not feeling like summer, really comfortable right here in the northeast. we are going to be dry. it'll be comfortable with temperatures in the upper 70s. not feeling like summer. more like spring but we're going to take that dry, comfortable air mass while it lasts because things will change in the forecast. let's talk about coast to coast. we are going to see violent storms from the midwest down to the southeast so tune in to your local abc stations. >> reporter: good morning everyone i'm meteorologist chris sowers with this accuweather update. a couple of showers south and west of the city, wilmington, chadsford reporting light rain drifting off to the southeast. lots of cloud cover to the south and sunshine to the north. lehigh valley and the poconos
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seeing quite a bit of sun this morning. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, we'll say mostly cloudy this afternoon, up to 77. for tomorrow, lots of sun and 83. >> dan, bianna, you guys as excited as i am about summer. >> i got my sunburn out. my sunscreen out. >> sunburn? >> anyway, freudian slip. coming up here on "gma," the hot mug shot this felon says is making him a social media sensation swooning online. we'll hear his side of the story from behind bars. what happens when a beauty contest goes to the dogs, literally the ugliest pooch is picked in the world and we have worst in show coming up. who will be george clooney's best man, somebody close to him is taking guesses ahead in "pop news." [ jennifer ] i was not aware of how much acidity was in my diet.
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>> good morning, 8:27 saturday, june 21. summer is here, i'm eva pilgrim, let's head outside to chris sowers for the latest from accuweather. looking comfortable out there. >> reporter: nice and comfortable. it depends on where you are to
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the south we're seeing clouds, scattered showers and to the north, bright sunshine. 77 degrees is the forecasted high for philadelphia, 83 tomorrow. monday and tuesday, nice and quiet, 85, 86. wednesday could get active with showers and thunderstorms, much warmer high of 88. >> "action news" has just learned new information about a reported home invasion and rape in a center city apartment building we'll bring you a full report on "action news" at 9:00 a.m. that's it for "action news" right now. we're back in a half-hour, for now we send you back to "good morning america."
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think of the crown of the head touching the ceiling and your four corners and pushing down into the floor. stand up. no hands. >> sara and i getting some personalized yoga instruction from bethany lyons from lions power yoga in new york city ahead of the big event for the yoga summer solstice. to kick off the summer with some power yoga, get this -- over 8,000 people heading there to find inner peace in new york city. amazing live streaming event that goes on throughout the evening showing it really is possible to stay centered even in the most hectic of places. and you, of course, at home can logon to timessquarenyc.org to follow along at home and sara
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and i were talking with bethany yesterday. this has to do with meditation. the takeaway, not just physical transformation but mental too. bethany said her husband hadn't spoken to his father in 15 years. once he started practicing yoga, something changed in his mind. >> how nice it made you when you pushed sara. >> yeah. i'm not a yoga -- >> and when you ignored ron the whole show. it's bad yoga really. >> i'm not the perfect example. >> i put on a little prior to that shot. >> oh, you did? >> i asked for it. >> you provoked her. >> i did. >> hard to believe. check out this segue, from downward dog to the ugliest dog on planet earth -- >> wow? >> don't push me. >> well done. >> this is the world's ugliest dog competition and our own cameron mathison was a judge. actually they're so ugly they're cute kind of. look at that one. so we're going to tell you which dog won and we're going to have him on for you to see coming up a little bit later this half hour. but first it's the viral mug shot and the con who has got
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women swooning across the world. >> there's nothing ugly about this guy. he's so good looking it's, well, criminal. >> oh. >> now he's getting loads of facebook fans and abc's cecilia vega has more on this very nice-looking felon. >> reporter: the chiseled cheeks, those blue eyes, the teardrop and the neck tats, it is the mug shot going viral, the most liked photo ever in the history of the stockton police department's facebook page and now jeremy meeks is the criminal steals hearts all around the world. arrested this week accused of being a convict in possession of a loaded gun, police call meeks a dangerous gang member. he didn't enter a plea in court friday but the verdict is in. the ladies love him. >> i just visited my wife and she said i blew up all over facebook. >> reporter: in a jailhouse interview meeks on the inside seems surprised about his new popularity on the outside. but if it seems meeks is too
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cute to be a crook, cops say, think again. he served time for grand theft and police say he is a documented gang member. and in a statement police say they want people to know jeremy meeks is a convicted felon arrested on some very serious gang and weapons charges. he insists his criminal life is in his past and that he's not the kingpin police say he is. >> i haven't done anything gang related. >> reporter: that's not stopping women from volunteering to rehabilitate this rebel with comments online like "i want to be in his cell" and "if you need a place to hide from the police, my door is always open." if orange is the new black, perhaps jeremy meeks is the next male cover model. his face popping up all over the internet in fake ads from cologne to high fashion. but to the ladies who think this is one fine felon, in addition to his rap sheet, meeks is aimarried man.
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for "good morning america," cecilia vega, abc news, los angeles. >> so, ladies at home, he's off the market and behind bars. >> she must be so proud. let's check the morning's other headlines now with another very handsome fellow who is not a law breaker, ron claiborne. >> thank you very much. hi again, dan and bianna. good morning, everyone. we begin in the news with the major flooding in the midwest. minnesota was soaked overnight triggering a mudslide that wiped out two homes. and in omaha, nebraska, pounding hail delayed the college world series in that part of the country. this is the wettest start to the year on record. and a small plane came crashing down into a house near minneapolis killing two people on board. one person inside the house, though, managed to escape by jumping from the second floor. witnesses say the plane took a sharp turn before nosediving into that house. the ntsb is investigating. and pro golfer tiger woods says he is rusty but ready to get back in the swing of things with announcing that he'll be back on the green next week for
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a tournament that supports his charity. woods underwent back surgery back in march which kept him out of the masters and u.s. open. and from golf to goats to goats. this golf course in braintree is using herds of goats to get rid of poison ivy. the goats are clearing the poison ivy and also fertilizing as they go along. >> how does that work exactly. >> i'll explain that to you later -- and so if the ball lands in the goat -- it could be ruled a goat tee. >> you're the resident golfer. is that common? >> goats? no, it is not common and by the way, the spurs won the nba championship. i said i would cut my hair if they won. july 4th weekend i will unveil the new look. >> oh. >> stay tuned. >> i think etched in -- >> that's the 5th and 6th. stay tuned. >> that's a teaser beyond -- >> i'll be on vacation mercifully.
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>> you got to come back for this. >> time for the weather and julie durda. julie, what do you think? is ron lying? >> no, i think he is going to do something very interesting. you don't have to remind me that the heat loss. remember, i am from miami, yes, this is what we're looking at, a live look outside. check this out. we are seeing a gorgeous, amazing picture. i just really want to hold on this so you can see the sun rise. look at all that fog and this is in chicago, the john hancock tower, as you can see, just very impressive. this is something you don't see every day. for you waking up in chicago, you're not seeing anything because you're stuck in fog. once it does start to diminish later on today, we are expecting showers and storms in this area so unfortunately get ready for severe storms and heavy rain and flooding across the midwest stretching all the way in towards st. louis. going to the pacific northwest, all is quiet. dry and comfortable for this first day of summer. temperatures will be in the upper 70s. overall nice weather pattern.
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>> reporter: good morning, everyone, i'm meteorologist chris sowers with this accuweather update. a couple of showers southwest. wilmington reporting light rain, same thing with chads folder. lots of cloud cover, brief passing >> this weather report has been brought to you by the makers of zyrtec. >> thanks, julie. coming up on "gma," i love this story, they're so ugly, they're kind of cute. there's a lot to love about the contestants in the world's ugliest dog contest. nothing but gorgeous about kelly clarkson's big reveal. your first look at her adorable baby girl up ahead in "pop news." this one goes out to all the congestion sufferers who feel like there's a brick on their face. who are so congested, it feels like the walls are closing in. ♪ who are so stuffed up, they feel like they're under water. try zyrtec-d® to powerfully clear your blocked nose
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♪ there's cameron mathison judging the world's ugliest dog contest. he doesn't quite fit in there. he's too handsome. >> look at that guy. >> wow. >> so this is a contest where when they tell you look good, that is not a compliment. >> gives new meaning to the phrase, only a face a mother could love. >> vying for the title of ugliest dog and the competition. >> that's a cute one. >> and cameron is not bad looking either. while far from pretty the owners
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are no less proud. abc's cameron mathison is in san francisco with more. some of them were cute. some not so much, cameron. >> you know, yes, it's true. ugliness is in the eye of the beholder or something like that. but there were about 29 dogs that competed in 2014's world's ugliest dog contest. now, what was the prize? the prize was a trophy literally bigger than me and 1500 bucks, which makes for a whole lot of dog treats, and yours truly was, indeed, honored to one of three judges. now, it's important to say this competition was not about making fun of ugly dogs because we all know that all dogs are beautiful. this was about celebrating wonderful characters and showcasing what true beauty really is and, of course, having a lot of fun along the way. ♪ the westminster kennel club dog show where only the most coifed and coordinated survive but this -- >> oh, wow. >> reporter: -- is not that competition.
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>> he has no teeth on this side so his tongue always hang out like that. >> snagged hair, crooked teeth, big bellies and all kinds of cosmetic oddities. nothing is off limits in this fight to become the alpha dog of underdogs at the 26th annual world's unliest dog contest at the sonoma-marin fairgrounds in petaluma, california. >> you realize beauty is all subjective. >> i think they're all cute in an ugly sort of way. >> everybody said we had the world's ugliest dog and we should go to the contest. so we did. >> they may be ugly but, hey, these dogs -- why exactly does a vet need to be here to check out all the dogs beforehand? >> we need to make sure they're not ugly for major health reasons because of neglect but they're ugly for good reasons. >> the judges and i scored on several categories including special and unusual attributes, their personality and, of course, their natural ugliness. >> not exactly a whole dog but we love quasi modo anyway. it looks like he's twerking a
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lit. >> reporter: they're split into two categories, pedigrees and mutts, and they duke it out for the title. >> the world's ugliest dog is peanut. [ cheers and applause ] >> this little one, the mangiest of mutts, leaping ahead of the rest. >> i think has an amazing strong spirit. >> here, the champ, peanut. right here up early with me. now, prior to the competition, peanut not only won the live competition with me judging, but peanut also won an online poll of public opinion coming in with almost 2,000 votes. hundreds above the others. now, peanut was burned when he was a puppy and his current owner entered him into this competition to raise awareness for animal abuse. now, while dogs from last night's competition were rescues, the sonoma humane society was on site with information to showcase adoptable pets. >> it looks like the bar scene
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from "star wars." it's amazing. all these weird -- great event. cameron, you were awesome as a judge. and we really thank you for your story. >> i love peanut's smile. >> peanut. >> permanent smile. >> yeah. >> you getter love that smile. it's not going anywhere. >> congratulations, peanut. peanut is actually coming here tomorrow. all right, straight ahead on "good morning america," we'll tell you who may be carrying the world's former most eligible bachelor's wedding bands coming up in "pop news." he's a handsome guy. i don't think he would be in the world's -- >> a good follow-up to the dogs. >> right. if it doesn't work fast... you're on to the next thing. clinically proven neutrogena® rapid wrinkle repair. it targets fine lines and wrinkles with the fastest retinol formula available. you'll see younger looking skin in just one week. one week? this one's a keeper.
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♪ "pop news." sara haines, take it away.
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from the less than pretty pups to the gorgeous george clooney, we are guessing who will be his best maid. "the daily mirror" is reporting that they've spoken to the groom's aunt who says she thinks it will be brad pitt, his "ocean's thirteen" co-star. option a, president barack obama, the upside, you're george clooney. longtime supporter of the president. downside he would risk being downstaged by him and his secret service entourage. sandra bullock. george is a new-age guy. an outside chance jerry seinfeld just so he gets the opportunity, excuse me to revenge photo bomb his wedding album which would be pretty awesome. kelly clarkson introduced her brand-new baby river rise to the world by posting a beautiful photo on instagram. river looks picture perfect in her carefully chosen rose colored carriage. sleeping peacefully in an adorable pose only babies can pull off.
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first time mom kelly is clearly in love captioning the photo, "here is our beautiful baby girl, the greatest thing on the planet." the big premier of abc's "rising star" just one day away and ludacris is emerging os the tough judge. the performances are going to have to be pretty memorable to make an impression on the rapper who recently revealed his bad memory to jimmy kimmel. >> how the hell do you forget ke$ha, by the way. ke$ha, i just way to say, ludacris, do you remember -- i think it was the third time you were on this show, you had no memory of being on the previous two. >> okay. i'm really excited for the show. i think this is going to be like the next big thing so i download the app but you have to download the app to make your vote count which as you've seen in some of the teasers, that's how you know who is going on. starts tomorrow at 9:00, 8:00 central. we will be right back. the cooler! ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing new wild cherry and vanilla pepsi made with real sugar.
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accuweather seven-day forecast and more, all next on "action news" saturday morning.
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>> good morning, it is saturday, june 21 i'm eva pilgrim. here's what we're following for you resign on "action news." we have new details in the search for a man who followed a young woman into her center city apartment overnight and raped her. police in bucks county say they arrested both the woman who hit and killed a man and the man who try to cover up the crime. a caravan of clearance are getting ready to help up sweep up philadelphia's streets today. those stories, but first the
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exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast on this first day of summer which feels more like spring. go figure. >> reporter: it feels comfortable out there, we'll take it. anything is better than the heat and the humidity we dealt with earlier this week when we had temperatures close to 95 and heat indices up in the mid to upper 90s. le today won't be like that today. that's the u.s.s. olympia down in penns landing. light gentle breeze out of the northeast. trenton 68. millville, 67. 71 in beach haven and will also. sea isle city, 69. allentown, 66. poconos 60. wilmington, 67. here's satellite and radar, the clouds are literally dividing the area in half almost in diagonal fashion. sunshine north and west, south

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