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looks like today's aesthetic. if you look at people in the 80's with the test 689breaking news overnight battle over abortion rights. blocked. a federal judge stops enforcement of the new texas abortion law, the most restrictive in the nation banning nearly all abortions in the state. the reaction this morning. also, this morning, flash flood emergency. millions in the southeast threatened. ten inches of intense rain drenching alabama. >> i'm trying to get her out of the car. water is rising. >> the rescues under way right now. school shooting nightmare. gun fire inside a dallas high school. i was terrified. >> students locking themselves in classrooms. four people wounded. the teen suspect now in custody. new overnight, the first video of the damaged pipeline blamed for the oil spill
disaster off california. the coast guard investigation under way right now. covid crack down. one of america's biggest cities announcing one of the toughest vaccine mandates affecting anyone going to bars, restaurants or the gym and the new warning from the head of the cdc that the u.s. is at risk of a severe flu season. new twist in that south carolina double murder mystery. alex murdaugh whose wife and son were killed in june allegedly funneling millions of dollars from a wrongful death settlement to himself. now also being sued for allegedly stealing from his law firm. the first trial in the "varsity blues" college admissions scandal heading to the jury. this morning the audio recorded as part of the investigation between ringleader rick singer and the two millionaire parents. >> i can send him your $500,000 that youiredo mypot
yoir >>hathe tas ve swing and a drive. >> and wild card walkoff. >> chris taylor! >> the dodgers with the ninth inning fireworks after a nail-biter with the cardinals keeping the dream of a world series repeat alive. ♪ come on ♪ >> how exciting was that? >> that was. >> that was exciting. good morning, america. we are glad you're with us on this busy thursday morning. and what a finish. you know it's a good finish because the l.a. fans did not leave early. >> that's true. >> yes. >> it paid off for them. we have a lot of news to get to this morning. we're watching capitol hill where they're hours away from a vote that could prevent a financial crisis. it looks like it's coming together. all those details ahead. we begin with breaking news overnight, a major development in the battle over abortion rights. a federal judge blocking enforcement of a texas law, the
most restrictive in the country. our congressional correspondent rachel scott has the latest for us. good morning, rachel. >> reporter: robin, good morning. this was a blistering opinion. the judge saying from the moment that texas law went into effect it prevented women from exercising control over their own lives. the ruling handing the biden administration legal victory but the fight is far from over. this morning, breaking news in the battle over abortion rights. the most restrictive abortion law in the nation now suspended. a federal judge ruling the texas ban on the procedure as early as six weeks into pregnancy was flagrantly unconstitutional. in a scathing 113-page opinion, calling it an offensive deprivation of an important right. the controversial and unprecedented law sparking outrage around the country. [ crowd chanting ] >> reporter: all but blocking access to abortions in the state. we were there the day the law went into effect. >> she was surprised. she was distraught and we began to explore options and think
through the logistics if she would be able to go out of state for the care she needed. >> reporter: planned parenthood said the number of patients at its clinics plumbed by 80% and call centers turned into crisis hotlines. >> it has turned into a crisis center. people do not know where to go. >> reporter: the judge taking aim squarely at the republicans who crafted the law accusing them of contriving an unprecedented and transparent scheme by making it harder for the courts to knock down the law by deputizing private citizens to sue anyone who aids and abets an unlawful abortion from the doctors who perform them to the drivers who take women to the clinic. those citizens could then collect a reward of at least $10,000. overnight the state of texas filing an appeal leaving some providers hesitant to offer abortions again. fearing they might be sued retroactively if the law is reinstated. >> i don't think it's going to just open up the doors and providers are going to start providing abortions but i think many will still wait and see what the higher courts have to say.
>> reporter: even the judge who blocked the law acknowledging another court could rule differently, but writing, this court will not sanction one more day. and in a statement the white house calls this an important step forward but also acknowledge that the battle over abortion rights has only just begun and the issue will land right here at the supreme court this fall. robin? >> what does this mean for women in texas right now, rachel? >> reporter: well, robin, i can tell you i just got back from texas and i was speaking to women that have been traveling hundreds of miles for an abortion procedure. some clinics this morning in texas do plan to resume those abortion appointments for women who are up to 18 weeks pregnant but other clinics are still hesitant waiting for this to play out in the courts, robin. >> rachel, thanks so much. michael? now to that life-threatening flash flooding in the southeast. alabama drenched with more than 10 inches of rain overnight, emergency crews rescuing people from the submerged cars and now millions under flash flood watch this morning. elwyn lopez has the latest from
atlanta. good morning, elwyn. >> reporter: hey, michael, good morning. that flash flood emergency led to dozens of high water rescues across the birmingham area. at least one child was killed. to give you some perspective, in that region they get about 3 to 4 inches of rain a month. last night they got about three times as much. this morning, a flash flood emergency in alabama after 10 inches of rain poured down in just hours. the water rising so fast, highways turned into rivers. >> we got to shut down 31 southbound right here. cars keep trying to pass and getting swallowed up in the water. >> reporter: families trapped in their homes. >> water coming into the residences. >> reporter: first responders in jefferson county racing to save those marooned. >> i'm trying to get her out of the car because the water is rising. >> reporter: officials urging residents to stay off the roads. >> be advised most parking lots completely underwater. there are several vehicles. >> reporter: some roads left impassable forcing rescuers to pull over.
businesses submerged at the roof of this piggly wiggly barely visible. authorities telling us the impact of the flooding will be felt for days. more heavy rain is making its way to the east and is expected to impact us here in atlanta later today. george? >> okay, elwyn, thanks. we move to the texas high school shooting that left four people injured. the 18-year-old shooter taken into custody facing three counts of aggravated assault after he opened fire with a handgun. abc's marcus moore is on the seen in arlington, texas. good morning, marcus. >> reporter: george, good morning. classes and all after school activities have been canceled here at timber view high school as students recount the horrific scene inside the building as shots rang out. panic and chaos at this high school in a dallas suburb as a student opened fire inside his classroom injuring three students and a teacher. >> i hear pop, pop, pop. six shots back-to-back.
>> reporter: gentlemjaden marsh english teacher heralded as a hero, shot as he tried to get students to safety. >> what were those hours like? >> we were just praying he was okay because he went out there and put his life on the line. >> reporter: students locking themselves in the room as horror unfolded outside. >> we knew what to do. once we heard lockdown because usually they let us launch a drill but they say lockdown, lockdown so we knew it was no drill. >> reporter: the alleged gunman, 18-year-old student timothy simpkins turning himself in after a massive hours long manhunt. overnight his parents speaking out saying he was the victim of bullying. >> he was scared. he was afraid. it wasn't just one person that would attack him and bully him taking his money, harassing him. the decision that he made taking the gun, we're not justifying that. that was not right, but he was trying to protect himself. examining the possibility that this fight posted to social media may have had something to
do with the shooting. >> this is going to be a long-term continuing investigation and processing the crime scene. >> reporter: desperate parents recounted frantic texts from inside the locked down building. >> to know that the shooting was right next to his class bullets fly everywhere. >> reporter: authorities recovering a .45 caliber handgun two miles from the school. three of the four victims taken to the hospital including a 15-year-old in critical condition. and a quick note on the injured teacher. he sent a group text to his students saying he was okay and in stable condition and one of the students told me that often in class mr. pettit tells the students they are more important to him than himself. so they are not at all surprised that he jumped in to help during yesterday's shooting. robin? >> all right, marcus, thank you. now the latest on the oil spill.
new video released shows the 13-inch gash in the underwater pipeline. abc news chief national correspondent matt gutman is live at the port of long beach with those images. good morning, matt. >> reporter: hey, good morning, robin. investigators increasingly convinced that a ship's anchor from one of these massive container ships snagged a section of the concrete encased steel pipeline. what remains in dispute, however, is when the oil company knew about the oil spill and how quickly it took action. this morning, those first images of the cracked pipeline that leaked tens of thousands of gallons of oil into the pacific. that slim 13-inch crack along the top of the concrete encased steel pipeline. it was located by divers in remotely operated vehicles along the nearly mile-long section of the pipeline. the coast guard investigation focusing on the possibility that a ship's anchor caused the spill. the associated press reporting
plume of oil twice the size of new york city's central park ruptured. there are looming reports of what amplify knew and when. alarms indicating a possible leak sounded at 2:30 a.m. saturday morning and the oil company reported it to authorities 14 hours after. the oil company's ceo disputes the government's version.
so you're saying you first became of an oil spill or leak at 8:09 a.m.? >> yes, sir. >> fully 14 hours after the spill was first sighted by a ship? >> we were not aware of a sighting by a ship at 6:09 or whatever at 6:00 p.m. the night before. >> what went wrong, sir? >> we will fully participate in the investigation. >> reporter: there are now five >> reporter: the coast guard said they boarded that container ship as part of the investigation into the oil spill. that's one of six ongoing investigations by state and federal agencies into just what happened here. michael? >> we sure hope so, matt. thank you for that. now to the coronavirus emergency and one of the toughest vaccine mandates in the nation coming to los angeles. the city council approving a measure requiring proof of full vaccination to enter many indoor businesses. kaylee hartung is in los angeles with more. good morning, kaylee. >> reporter: hey, good morning, michael. pretty soon before you walk through the doors of the famed
cano r's deli you will have to o show proof of your vaccination status. but even some of those who support this ordinance say this could make the tough job of running a small business through the pandemic even more difficult. this morning, los angeles set to become home to one of the country's strictest vaccine mandates. customers must show proof of vaccination at indoor restaurants, gyms, shopping malls, nail and hair salons and entertainment venues like the staples center starting november 4th. >> i've been hoping for this to happen. this needs to stop. this needs to stop. it's getting out of control. >> reporter: for those with religious or they'll need to show a negative covid test within 72 hours of entry. across the country the unvaccinated facing more restrictions and some
potential dire consequences. >> for the situation we're in, it makes sense. >> reporter: this morning pfizer and biotech has submitted a request to the fda for emergency use authorization to include che with the news of these strict new vaccine regulations in los angeles the owner here like many other restaurant owners tell me she's frustrated and upset. not only does she have to monitor her customers' vaccination status, but her employees. others say it's worth the cost.
michael? >> yes, both sides of the coin there. kaylee, there is an urgent warning this morning about the upcoming flu season as well. >> reporter: yeah, michael, experts say we could be at risk for a severe flu season. the head of the cdc saying because flu cases this last year during the pandemic hit an august-time low, we could have reduced immunity. so they are encouraging you not only to get the covid vaccine but also get youflu shot, or?> we'll go twaington where a dealmi together to temporary, but would g into avert a financial meltdown for now. cecilia vega has the latest. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: hey, george, good morning to you. details as you say still being worked out. both sides seem optimistic they can avert the crisis. as you said at least temporarily. republicans under mitch mcconnell relented in the face of widespread pressure. business leaders were invited to the white house. you can see them yesterday. they spelled out the dangers of a default, millions of jobs lost, a recession worse than
2009. the deal, they're kicking this can down the road, short-term extension to increase the debt until december. mcconnell insists democrats still need to do this alone. doesn't want to give any republican support but democrats are still rejecting that plan and don't want to take the political hit come the midterms being tied to this massive debt number, especially since 98% of the debt we're talking about right now was accrued before president biden even took office. so this is where we are. listen to this. this is a massive showdown coming in the weeks over the debt limit on top of a fight over the president's infrastructure plan for later this month. and, george, you know this one, another critical deadline come december to keep this government open, stop it from shutting down so stay tuned. >> crisis to crisis, cecilia, thanks very much. michael? >> thank you, george. and we'll go to the mlb playoffs and that wild finish to the national league wild card game. the match up between the dodgers and cardinals was a nail-biter until this. los angeles outfielder chris
taylor crushing a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to win the game sending the dodgers on to the next round of the playoffs setting up an epic series. the dodgers will play their biggest rival, the san francisco giants who have been their rival since the 1890s back in the day in brooklyn, new york. they're going to face off in their first division series ever. 1890s, ever. >> that's saying something. >> yes, it is a lot more coming up including a new twist in the murdaugh murder mystery. newllegat murdgh sea forho famil afte sheied. > audiodiome casee lle eleased. first rob is in for ginger. >> good to see you guys. i want to start with what's going on in alabama. you saw this from elwyn. over ten inches of rain.
they all got crushed with this and the area there is heading towards the east. this big low is cut off from the mainstream so it's just sitting there and anything downstream of that trough is where we see the heaviest action. not only a flash flood warning near panama city, but tornado warnings this morning. that's where we expect to see much of the action through parts of south carolina, anywhere from 3 to 6 inches of rainfall. mountainous area and flash flooding over the next several day, slow-moving system. time for your warm cities sponsored by american express.
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was she in her crib? that was back in the '80s. >> i love when you take it back to the radio voice. >> she loved it as well. >> she did as well, george. >> she did. we have a lot of headlines we're following including, of course, that federal judge ruled in favor of the biden administration to block the enforcement of the new texas abortion law, the most restrictive that banned nearly all abortions in the state. the flash flood emergency threatening the southeast. poor than 10 inches of rain drenched alabama. emergency rescue crews are working to rescue people caught in the floods. six states are now under flood watches. look at this dramatic dash cam video from virginia. an out-of-control car slamming into a police cruiser barely missing two officers. officer matthew stewart pulling his colleague to safety just in time. thank goodness he was alert. we've got a lot more ahead including a home heating alert. prices expected to skyrocket
this winter. how to keep warm and save money. becky worley will tell us that. then we are ready to "rise & shine" in beautiful wisconsin this morning. we are celebrating the beauty of the state and the resilience of the people of the badger state coming up. >> i love how you say "rise & shine." >> "rise & shine." >> yes. but now we have the latest in the south carolina murder mystery. alex murdaugh whose wife and son as you know were killed in june is now accused of taking millions on a wrongful death settlement. amy robach, come on now, joins us now. there is always something in this case. >> so many twists. so many turns. robin, good morning to you. the money, $4.3 million worth was supposed to come from alex from alex murdaugh's insurance company, instead new new court papers are alleging he diverted that money to himself. this morning, another twist in that south carolina unsolved double murder mystery. whose wife maggie and son paul
were murdered in june now accused of scheme of funneling millions that were supposed to be paid to the sons of his former housekeeper in a wrongful death lawsuit after she reportedly tripped over his dogs, hit her head and passed away. >> they were never told of the settlements. they were never told of the court hearings. they were never told of the disbursements. >> reporter: according to court documents murdaugh allegedly worked with two friends, an attorney and banker to pocket money from the $4.3 million settlement which should have gone to the family of his former housekeeper. the attorney for the housekeeper's family said they've seen a fraction of what they're owed. >> they want to know what happened to the money. they have to answer for what they did. it is a tremendous stain on the justice system in our state. i'm confident that at the end of this truth will come out. >> reporter: murdaugh also being sued by his former law firm, founded by his great-grandfather in the early 1900s. he resigned in september after being accused of funneling money he allegedly stole from the firm and their clients into a bank account for his own personal use for years. the firm saying it wants to
recover money he stole from the firm and clients of the firm. murdaugh's lawyer calling the lawsuit a very sad development saying that murdaugh has pledged his full cooperation to the firm. according to his attorneys, murdaugh who has been indefinitely suspended from practicing law is currently in an undisclosed rehab facility battling opoid addiction. he briefly left to face a judge after police say he hired a hit man and tried to stage his own murder on the side of a road with the intent of committing insurance fraud so his surviving son could collect his $10 million insurance policy. >> if anyone wants to see the face of what opioid addiction does, you're looking at it. >> and police still have no official suspects in the murder of alex's wife and youngest son. we should point out authorities are now looking into the death of the housekeeper which had initially been ruled an >> just goes on and on and on. amy, thank you. michael? now to the jury set to begin deliberations in the first trial
of the massive "varsity blues" college admissions scandal as we're hearing secret tapes for the first time of alleged ringleader rick singer meeting parents. trevor ault joins us with th latest this morning. good morning, trevor. >> reporter: good morning, michael. in the process of this investigation authorities say they recorded a number of phone calls between these two parents on trial and the man who says he helped cheat their children into school. the prosecutors played those tapes for the jury and this morning, we're playing them for you. this morning, we're hearing new audio recorded as part of the "varsity blues" investigation revealed as the first trial in the college admissions scandal now goes to the jury. >> i can send him your $500,000 that you wired into my account to secure the spot for one of your girls. >> reporter: former staples and gap executive john wilson and former casino executive gamal abdelaziz pled not guilty to fraud and bribery conspiracy
charges. but say they paid rick singer, the alleged ring leader cooperating with investigators to get their children labeled as recruited athletes in order to get them admitted into some of the country's most competitive schools. >> athlete gets first priority. >> then a legacy will help and then some additional side door money or do you have to do all three? >> reporter: wilson trying to secure two spots for his twin daughters jokingly asks for a discount. >> is there a two for one special? >> reporter: singer makes his justification for the price. >> they're not a good enough athlete. they have to be one of the best in the country. >> reporter: the audio revealed singer called abdelaziz to warn he may have to lie about why his child was injured in case admissions asked why these students weren't joining the teams that supposedly recruited them. >> i just wanted you to know in case they call -- >> would they ask her, rick?
>> no, they won't. >> do i have to prepare her? >> not at all. it would go to the parents. they ask about it and donna replied and i wanted you to know what her reply was. >> that's fine. i will answer the same should they call me. >> reporter: attorneys for both argue there is no proof they agreed to participate in anything illegal or ever intended to join a nationwide conspiracy saying the men thought they were making legitimate donations to the school. and dozens of other parents and coaches charged in this scandal accepted plea deals with the longest sentence among them being nine months in prison. but if wilson and abdelaziz are convicted they could face as much as 20 years. guys? >> that's a big jump there. thank you so much, trevor. for more let's bring in chief legal analyst dan abrams and we heard dozens of other parents accepted plea deals. >> yep. >> is it or is it not a big gamble to take this to trial?
>> huge gamble. you're talking about sentences up to this point that have been probation to nine months. a median sentence of 91 days, right, have been the sentences for the people who pled guilty. if you don't plead guilty and you take your case to trial, as is the case with these two, you're talking about the possibility of many years behind bars. so a lot is riding on this verdict. >> it's hard to imagine why they're doing this and especially they're sophisticated executives in theory. so what's their defense going to be? >> it's pointing the finger at this guy rick singer. there are audiotapes of rick talking to the parents. but you know who didn't testify in the trial? rick singer. why didn't he testify? because he's a problematic witness for the prosecution. there were a lot of potential areas for the defense to attack him, and they did. they basically said he was a con man. that he suckered them. that he convinced them that this wasn't illegal, that it was his fault, not their fault. now, whether that's going to work or not we'll have to see but that is the heart of the defense here. >> you see me looking at you and
i know people at home are feeling the same way. how can it be that he did not do anything wrong? >> right, and so that becomes the question. i think they can't argue they didn't do anything wrong, right? they're basically putting the admissions process on trial. basically saying, look, this is the way it worked, right? people donated money and it helped their kids get into college. that's wrong.crimin? that's going to be the question that the jury is going to have to decide and in essence the parents are almost conceding, you know, this is not the ideal way to go through it, but we were told that this is the way it happens, so we will see. but a lot riding on this verdict right now because obviously it's going to impact the mentality of other people in this case. >> it's got to be. >> without a doubt. >> dan abrams, thanks very much. coming up next experts say home heating costs could soar 30%. how to coldproof your house to stay warm and save some money.
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we are back with a warning about home heating prices. they're expected to soar this winter. at least 30%. so becky worley joins us with tips on how to save while staying warm. good morning, becky. >> reporter: george, good morning. you take a global pandemic, throw in supply chain issues and then you sprinkle in geopolitical energy issues involving russia and china and you get a situation where americans could be paying hundreds of dollars more this
winter to heat their homes. the gurney family of new york has been trying to conserve energy since the pandemic sent their utility bills sky high. >> more cooking, more laundry, more heating, more electricity. >> exactly. >> more of everything. >> reporter: but even as they work to lower their electricity consumption the cost to heat their home going up. the national energy assistant directors association predicting gas bills in the u.s. could rise up to 30% this winter. >> going forward this year, there are no signs of these prices coming down. >> reporter: the natural gas association of america telling "gma" it does not expect shortages but natural gas market prices are higher due to the economic recovery, strong natural gas demand from last winter and slower than anticipated production. but back to the gurneys, from january to march last winter they said they paid roughly $2,300 to heat their home. that means this year it could go up $700 which would make their bill around $3,000 for the same period.
so beyond putting on a sweater and lowering the thermostat some savings strategies. a smart thermostat like this lets you program in lower temps at specific times using your smartphone. the company estimates it saves users 12% on heating costs. amazon getting into the game with its alexa compatible thermostat on the market in november. a simpler fix, the u.s. energy department says swapping out an old dirty filter on your furnace can save between 5% and 15% on your heating bill. and finally the natural gas association says if customers have trouble paying their natural gas bills there are programs that can help. >> the low income home energy assistance program, this is the federal program that helps people pay their energy bills if they don't have enough to do so. it's not just for poor people. a family can earn up to $40,000 a year and still qualify. >> reporter: another tip, find out where the cold is sneaking in and use something called a thermal gun.
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>> this is abc 7 news. >> good morning. looking out for you on the roads. >> good morning everyone. unfortunately, following another in hayward right now that has a big backup. multiple lanes are blocked and multiple cars are involved. this will impact people making their way to the san mateo bridge. according to the chp, major injuries are involved. they have not given us an estimated time to when all lanes will open. >> the commute weather-wise good this morning. temperatures in the 60's to barely 70. we will see increasing sunshine seven and sunday. mid to upper 60's. could not be better time to be in san francisco.
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. breaking news overnight a federal judge blocks the new texas abortion law from being enforced. the law bans nearly all abortions in the state. the reaction this morning. shopping scare. halloween haunted by all those supply chain issues. just 3 1/2 weeks to trick-or-treat. why the holiday could be more frightful than fun this fall. the ugly truth about beauty standards. actress jamie lee curtis saying obsession with plastic surgery is wiping out generations of beauty and why she regrets the procedures she had in the past. ♪ from survivors to thrivers to entrepreneurs. >> something good came out of something bad. you have to always look for a silver lining. >> how these women used their
breast cancer journey to create innovative products to help themselves and others. ♪ you're simply the best ♪ tina turner's blockbuster deal. the legendary pop diva cashing in selling her image and music rights. what she's saying this morning. ♪ "rise & shine" and good morning from wisconsin. home to world champions, the >> aaronjones,ow everyday supee the barber who kept his shop open to offer vaccines to his community. "gma" taking you to the heart of america's dairy land. >> we've never shut our doors. we stayed open the entire time. >> it's all ahead as we say -- >> all: good morning, america. ♪ good morning, everybody. glad you're starting your thursday with us here on "gma"
and we are so excited to "rise & shine" in wisconsin. >> we are. we're looking live at -- well, we're looking live at that beautiful woman and the milwaukee art museum. the landmark celebrating its 20th anniversary. one of the places our mona kosar abdi is taking us this morning. america's dairy land has to offer and introducing us to the people helping that great state bounce back. news this morning as well. we start with breaking news. a federal judge has blocked enforcement of the texas law, the most restrictive in the nation and rachel scott has the latest. >> reporter: george, good morning. abortion providers in texas this morning are breathing a sigh of relief. the white house in a statement says this is a step forward but acknowledging the fight is far from over. this morning, breaking news in the battle over abortion rights. a federal judge ruling that texas ban on the procedure as early as six weeks in pregnancy was flagrantly unconstitutional.
in a scathing 113-page opinion, calling it an offensive deprivation of an important right. the controversy and unprecedented law sparking outrage around the country. [ crowd chanting ] >> reporter: all but blocking access to abortions in the state. the judge taking aim squarely at the republicans who crafted the law accusing them of contriving an unprecedented and transparent scheme by making it harder for the courts to knock down the law by deputizing private citizens to sue anyone who aids and abets an unlawful abortion from the doctors who perform them to the drivers who take women to the clinic. those citizens could then collect a reward of at least $10,000. overnight the state of texas filing an appeal leaving some providers hesitant to offer abortions again fearing they might be sued retroactively if the law is reinstated. >> i don't think it's going to just open up the doors and providers are going to start providing abortions but i think many will still wait and see
what the higher courts have to say. >> reporter: for weeks some women have been traveling hundreds of miles to get an abortion procedure. some clinics in texas this morning do plan to resume procedures for women up to 18 weeks pregnant but other clinics are planning on holding off waiting to see how this all plays out in the courts. >> many are. okay, rachel, thank you. now to a new scare for halloween with just over three weeks until the holiday shipping issues could impact your trick-or-treating. kaylee hartung is back with that story for us. good morning, kaylee. >> reporter: hey, robin. after halloween was effectively canceled last year by the pandemic there is so much excitement to get trick-or-treaters back out there safely but parents could be in for a real fright if you wait too long to go looking for that superhero costume your kid has been begging for. there are shortages at every point in the supply chain with covid-19 disruptions at factories and shipping ports. think about it from the decorations to the candy these are seasonal items that stores
carefully schedule when to stock up on but everything is delayed and the imports might have gotten to a u.s. port but there is a chance there's not a truck driver available to get those goods into stores and what is on the chefs now is emptying out so fast, decorations are the hardest to come by. some home depots started running out of big yard decorations back in august. even pumpkins, they say, are hard to find right now because of the lack of workers and even if you do find one it's likely really expensive. guys, that is some double, double toil and trouble. >> well said, kaylee. >> leading right to that. >> well done. well played. >> very scary report there, kaylee. coming up, jamie lee curtis always outspoken taking a stand on plastic surgery saying it's wiping out generations of beauty. celebrities weighing in. the thrivers using their own experiences to create innovative products to help women going through breast cancer. you don't want to miss it.
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♪ welcome back, everybody. tomorrow on "gma," broadway is back. we have a special live performance by the cast of "the phantom of the opera." that's going to be great. this he'll perform right here in times square. >> an oldie but a goody. not speaking of you, not speaking of you, lara. >> good segue. >> i can sense you thought i was going to do that. no, no. lara. >> well, let's get started.
shall we? i have something very good for you. listen to the music. tina turner, everybody, who is indeed rolling. rolling in the dough, thanks to a blockbuster deal with bmg. y has ever done with a solo artist. so well deserved. tina sold them the rights to her music catalog along with publishing rights, her image, name, likeness, the sum not disclosed but experts say it's reported to be $50 million. >> at least. >> at least. i thought that was low too. tina feels like she is in great hands, though. love this song too. in a statement she says the move was made in an effort to preserve her legacy and for estate planning purposes she says, quote, like any artist the protection of my life's work, my musical inheritance is something incredibly personal and what a legacy it is. turner, 12 grammys later has been inducted into the hall of fame, not once, but twice, she says her music is timeless and
plans to keep it alive for future generations to enjoy. >> simply the best. >> thank you, producers. also this morning, the quarter is getting a new look with empowering new faces. the u.s. mint unveiling designs for the first five coinings in the american women quarters program. it will feature iconic american women we're talking maya angelou, sally ride, suffragette, nina otero-warren, anna may wong and wilma mankiller who was the first woman elected principal chief of the cherokee nation. what an credit diverse group. the first rollout early next year. the series will feature 15 more incredible women over the next four years. looking forward to -- i love it. icredible. very thoughtful there. finally this morning, we just love lorraine and ulysses dawson. celebrating their 75th
anniversary and decided to get married again. he put on the same world war ii uniform he wore for his wedding day. his blushing bride, 92-year-old lorraine wore the white gown she says she always dreamed of but couldn't afford inkids, great g says ulysses proved at the altar he is a man of few words and lots of action. listen. >> do you want to say something? >> no. [ cheers and applause ] >> ooh. >> lovely. >> oh. ulysses, you dog. [ laughter ] just love this story. lorraine says she can still recall the day she met him. she saw him from afar in west virginia walking. she dropped the bucket of water she was holding. he was so handsome, she says. she got his attention when she screamed because she was covered in water and has held his gaze ever since. >> beautiful. >> thank you, lara.
that was great. we move on to our "gma" cover story. jamie lee curtis speaking out against plastic surgery saying it's wiped out generations of beauty. erielle reshef has that story. >> reporter: good morning, george. curtis is not holding back saying that too many young people are in agony because they are constantly comparing themselves to others. the star also saying the pressure from social media is like giving a chainsaw to a toddler. its long-term physical and mental effects unknown. >> jamie. >> reporter: this morning, jamie lee curtis speaking out about the overwhelming pressure in hollywood to undergo plastic surgery and blasting unrealistic beauty standards on social media. >> i told -- >> i beg your pardon. >> oh, i'm like the crypt keeper. >> reporter: the veteran actor famous for roles in "freaky friday" and "halloween." telling fast company she went under the knife herself more than two decades ago saying, it didn't work. it got me addicted to vicodin.
i'm 22 years sober now. curtis taking aim at what she describes as the dangers posed by social media. the current trend of fillers and procedures and this obsession with filtering and the things that we do to adjust our appearance on zoom are wiping out generations of beauty. the star adding, once you mess with your face you can't get it back. >> she was very honest about what impactad on her eed to sta does this impact the self-esteem of our teenagers. >> reporter: in 2019 jamie lee curtis revealing why she first tried cosmetic surgery telling "variety" she had routine surgery after a cameraman said her eyes were too puffy. the star adding, i was mortified and so embarrassed and had so much shame. >> when celebrities start this conversation, we notice and we start to talk about it and what they've really brought to light is that this is not just a problem for celebrities, it impacts celebrities, but it
impacts each and every one of us. >> reporter: curtis joining the chorus of oorld a-listers like halle berry and julia roberts pushing back as what they see is the industry's fascination with unattainable beauty. >> the word that should evolve is authenticity. we really want to teach adolescents how to be authentic in themselves not only in what they look like on the screen. >> reporter: important to remember. she says there's been remarkable good that has come from social media adding, i love the exposure to amazing people, doing amazing things and to activism. we all know it's a mixed bag sometimes, guys. >> she's on the cover of aarp magazine last week. fantastic article. fantastic article. >> very smart, very thoughtful. >> she is the real deal. erielle, thanks for bringing that to us. breast cancer awareness month celebrating thrivers turned entrepreneurs. they all saw a need, filled it with their innovative products
for fellow thrivers. amy is back with more on this. hey, again. >> again to you, hey. these three companies born out of cancer battles and products are all things that the people behind them were looking for and couldn't find. so they knew other women going through breast cancer would want them too. take a look. in 2010, at just 28 years old, dana's breast cancer battle included a double mastectomy, chemo and radiation. >> as i was going through all these surgery i realized all the way i used to dress, beautiful lingerie became not an option for me anymore. i was never prepared to like have my identity stripped away as a part of that process. >> reporter: she searchd for the perfect bra and couldn't find it so started a lingerieeee company tailored to breast cancer surgeries. >> every bra is designed for two breasts and in our world we don't have that so to support
every surgery decision and outcome that comes from a cancer patient clientele was important to me. >> reporter: dana offers bras to support mastectomy, reconstruction and radiation therapy even post surgery loungewear. >> thank you both for coming today. >> we want people to feel beautiful and empowered in their own skin and surgery decisions and whatever that th. reporte caused this woman to lose her hair. she said her quest for fashionable solutions were disillusioning. >> everything i found online and in stores made me look and feel like a sick person. >> so she started experimenting with fabrics and sewing patterns creating designs she felt gave her back the confidence and dignity cancer stole. >> they made getting dressed in the morning so much more of a happier experience because i was able to coordinate different things with my outfit. i was able to dress up the way i
used to before breast cancer? she wanted other women to have w aille in stores and turne online at styleesteem.com. fashionable enough, says sonia, to wear whether you've had hair loss from cancer or not. a lot of this woman's breast cancer battle was spent in the car on long rides toit for treatment. a nutritionist said forget it. >> no more bars, they're processed. they have chemicals. >> enter husband scott a cfo in the tech world desperate to help out. >> you just need to be supportive at that point so i spent time working on recipes and ended up with a peanut butter chocolate chip protein ball that my wife loved. >> he fine-tuned it to be a healthy low calorie low sugar high protein snack that became quite popular around the neighborhood. they launched sct'otn balls. in four flavors that you can find online or in 30 stores in four states. >> something good came out of
something bad. you have to always look for a silver lining. >> so insdpir rational and by the way all of these companies give back to the breast cancer doteo w in nde companies making treatmt. dtbey.y, thank you. now let's check in again with rob. >> good morning, robin. updating top story. flooding across the southeast. southern suburbs of birmingham, alabama, got up to ten inches of rainfall. dozens of rescues out of homes and cars, one fatality as well. that's just last night and then yesterday across southern alabama near the florida panhandle they got heavy rain and flooding there and commercial areas and that's where the heaviest is falling right now. all caused by this giant red "l" cut off from the main flow. not moving anywhere quickly. everything to the east is where the heavy rain is and flash
flood warnings for panama city and parts of tallahassee. parts of georgia and in through the carolinas is where the potential is going to be and we could see three to six inches of rainfall across parts of the mountainous areas always dangerous. ♪ time now to "rise & shine" from the badger state. we are live from wisconsin this morning. mona kosar abdi joins us from
the milwaukee art museum. good morning, mona. >> good morning, michael. now, it may look like we're in the windy city but in america's dairy land. wisconsin is known for its cheese, but this place is truly a melting pot. blending together different cultures, businesses and friendly faces. many of whom were hard hit by the pandemic. but like the milwaukee bucks the people here, they're champions. the sun is rising on the badger state. from the bustling cities of madison and milwaukee where reigning world champions the bucks are supreme. to up north at the are reachable by foot in the winter. the cranberries are wisconsin's state fruit harvesting 60% of the nation's crop. >> we are known as the cranberry capital of wisconsin. not to toot our own horn but
we're kind of a big deal. >> reporter: the annual cranberry festival is the largest arts and crafts festival in the country. >> last year not having it was pad for everyone. >> reporter: shutting its doors for the first time in nearly 50 years. but now they're back. >> just really happy with what is happening at the event this year. just glad to be back. >> reporter: in walker's point you'll find an eating experience like no other. in 2019, jesus gonzalez opened a food truck and placed it in an old used car lot. he now owns that lot turning it into the thriving food truck park. >> it a snish wd that means a plaza. >> reporter: he brings in hundreds of meals on wheels, cooking up cuisine close to his culture on a mission to spread his hispanic heritage. during the pandemic, he brought in large screens to give the community a safe place to gather.
>> if you come together as a community and you guys commit to one another, you'll get through the hardest times. >> that's something this man, the owner and founder of g's barber show knows about. a basketball fan's paradise, wall-to-wall decorated with milwaukee bucks jerseys and custom hardwood court floor. so just looking around at first glance, are you a basketball fan? >> i'm a huge sports fan, period. but basketball, definitely. but more so milwaukee bucks fan. >> reporter: whenhechit he used vaccines in a clinic in the back of his shop. >> i saw so many people passing away. the vaccination seemed to be the right choice and we've been able to vaccinate hundreds. we were able t offer sethithean help so many people from a possible demise. >> reporter: in america's dairy land it's all about cheese. this is a business born during
the pandemic. founded by sisters amanda and molly who started it as a side hustle. >> i'm a graphic designer by trade and saw a cheese board and thought i could probably do something like that. >> reporter: using skills in graphic design to market her business online. >> so we'll take one of these pieces of someat. through instagram and facebook it really spreads like wildfire around here. >> reporter: now charcuterie boards are meant to be shared so i sent with the help of my friends a personalized "gma" charcuterie cone and there are cookies and from personal experience those are really delicious and coming up we'll about to get more cheesy as we take a deeper look into america's dairy land. >> i love the puns. >> well done, mona. you guys stay there. we'll be right back.
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the news continues now with good morning america. ♪ not only times square this morning also wisconsin is where we're rising and shining this morning, taking you to america's dairy land. mona kosar abdi is showing us a day in the life of the farmers behind the greatest cheese and ice cream. how is it going, mona. >> reporter: good morning, george, and good morning to all of you at home. whether you're pouring milk into your cereal, your coffee or ordering a bacon, egg and cheese, chances are that your breakfast wouldn't be complete without the dairy farms that are the backbone of this great state of wisconsin. that's why around here being called the cheesehead a of endearment because
wisconsinites take pride in being the cream of the chop when it comes to all things dairy. >> touchdown, packers. ♪ >> reporter: you see them in the end zone at green bay packers games. fans wearing cheeseheads. but that's supposed to be expected in wisconsin, where a quarter of america's finest cheese is made. >> wisconsin cheese is our tradition. we make millions and millions of pounds of cheese a year in wisconsin. >> reporter: and over 1 million cows go to work every day. it is dairy land after all. this farm in waterloo is one of the more than 7,000 dairy farms across the state. >> we're here to feed them, milk them, take care of any needs they have. >> not a single day off? >> reporter: thousands of cows are milked three times per day every day. >> there you go. and that'so >> yeah, it doesn't come out cold.
>> reporter: it's simplified by this milking rotary which does the work for you. >> it is cooled and stored here and once a day every 24 hours we pipe the milk to the cheese factory and there it gets -- starts the cheesemaking process. >> reporter: once the milk is sent to the factory it's turned into cheese, salted and packaged. at the university of wisconsin, madison, the center for dairy research studies cheese to see what methods work best. it doesn't get much cheesier than this pizza topper. >> see how nice that is when it hangs like that, that is beautiful. i mean, that's real cheese making. ♪ >> reporter: and for those serious cheeseheads, meet master cheesemaker chad the cheese guy who is certified to judge the final product for texture, stability and finally taste. what are the tips you'd give me to at the grocery store pick out a good cheese. >> firm or soft if it's supposed to be soft and just enjoy the ones you really enjoy. >> reporter: and you can't leave the home of the first ice cream
sundae withoutetng a scoop. >> best ice cream ever. >> reporter: kelly country creamery in fond du lac uses the milk from their dairy to make the best ice cream in the world. >> welcome to kelly country creamery. >> reporter: in 2013 we feature here on "gma." >> what did we win? >> reporter: and now we're back to see how they've managed during the pandemic. >> we've never shut our doors. we stayed open the entire time. >> reporter: the home grown creamery shifting their business for the first time with a walk-up drive-through window. >> we made things possible for people to stay in line and people to stay in line and enjoy things outside. >> reporter: the local community has always rallied around the shop since they first opened their doors. >> it was a crazy dream to build it in the middle of a field and expect them to come but they've done nothing to support us through this whole thing. >> reporter: now those same
people here helping us to say -- >> all: "rise & shine," wisconsin. >> "rise & shine," indeed. as the saying goes, when in rome, do as the romans, when in wisconsin throw on a cheesehead. >> i know. michael is going to go through -- he's going to tackle yeah.th the cheesehea learning how to milk a cow.ike g being on that dairy farm? you to the crave brothers who were nice enough to let us go on to their farm and give us a tour but also patient to deal with me. i'm a city girl through and through but they let me live out my best country dreams. but you know when tlc said stick to the rivers and the lakes that you're used to. i felt that. i felt that. >> lara really enjoyed you milking that cow. >> your expression made me laugh so hard. i was right there with you. >> you are all in.
you are all in, mona. thank you. thank you for taking one for the team and having a great time and showing us that great state. >> thank you, mona. >> appreciate it. you could have sent us ice cream as well. >> i thought we were having ice cream. >> next time. >> you're on. >> thanks, mona. coming up, "deals & steals." big savings from beauty to bags and a lot more. every single day, we're all getting a little bit better. we're better cooks... better neighbors... hi. i've got this until you get back.
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>> well done. i think undergear is a good term for it. i'm just saying. i'd also like to talk about this award-winning skin care line, great deals right here too, right? >> yes, this is hero cosmetics and it's designed to address kind of the full life cycle of acne breakouts. so we have their award-winning clear collective cleanser, toner and moisturizer, so those are everyday products. and then we also have their very, very popular mighty patch, which is a smart way to shrink whiteheads overnight, avoid that popping and picking and poking because that only makes the situation worse, instead these patches do the work for you while you're sleeping. wake up feeting a little more beautiful. everything from them today starts at $6.50. >> well done. tennis superstar, our friend venus williams helps run this woman-owned company. love these products.
>> these are all-natural products, lara, that do a variety of things, to help relieve stress, eliminate pain, ris, their magnesium oil spray for pain relief is one of the most popular, their lavender mister mood, two of venus' favorites, the love your skin rose or lavender body oil. we have a beautiful silk weighted eye pillow. all of the products, this is it like one of my go-to favorites to just restore, refresh, kind of revitalize both mind and body. the products today start at $7.50. >> really nice and smells so nice. that's because we have all of this wax burning. this is flame-free by wax melts. >> this is happy wax. i believe you've got the apple harvest in the studio. it's a flame-free alternative to add fragrance to your home. 100% all-natural soy wax infused with essential oils. we've got a huge assortment of
warmers that both plug in or tabletop plus all of their brand-new for fall into holiday, so you can change the scents as often as you like. they make it easy to do it from pumpkin spice latte to peppermint bark. pina colada, you name it. so many. these prices start at $9? >> really nice, it smells so good in here and then we've got these sponges. i love these and love that they tell you when it's time to throw them away. that's the best part of these. >> exactly. that is the magic of skura. that's what they do. the monogram fades when it's time to change your sponge so you never have that yucky sponge sitting there, plus these are made in america. antimicrobial. quick drying. we've got the sponge as well as their new scouring pads. these are awesome. a "gma" favorite, i'm glad to have it back, ten-pack starts at $15. >> tory, do we have time for these bags? i love them. i have one at home. >> of course. rockflowerpaper. three eco and stylish options, we've got their reusable
shopping totes, their food storage covers which are brand-new, an alternative to plastic and foil and kitchen cloths, highly absorbent to replace paper towels. all sets from this company start at $11. >> i just want to show this pattern. it's so cute for fall. love that. love all of these deals, tor. that's why i thought i'd come over. thank you very much. we digress. 14 more deals coming your way. digital "deals & steals" available right now up to 70% off. we have, of course, partnered with all these companies on these deals. you can shop them all on our website, goodmorningamerica.com. rob, you shopping? >> i'm shopping. i think that pattern is very cute. >> thank you very much. >> clashes with the skirt, but not to get overcritical, you look fantastic. good to see you guys. pacifica, california, west of san francisco, the fog rolling in, that marine layer. this is the time of year where it starts to stop getting into san francisco bay and it's beautiful but along the coastline you do get those rolling clouds.
very active pacific jet stream here in the western half of the country, and that means active in the way of rain and a foot of snow over the next seven days across the west. in the east, wilmington, vermont, there you go, the fall foilage in new england and the warm weather is going to bounce up into new england as w it is thankful thursday, also thriver thursday, and this morning, we along with my production company, rock'n robin productions bringing you the story of a 9-year-old, nadia. she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the tender age of 4 and her parents, former nfl player and super bowl champ
isaiah stanback and her mother nationally are raising awareness about the autoimmune disease and the importance of staying positive so that nadia and children like her can thrive. >> she was giving herself a shot at the age of 4. >> nadia understanding her situation, she handles it well. she's strong. she's very strong. >> i can do it. >> she handles it better than i could ever imagine. >> yeah. >> she is very aware and she is an advocate and loves to teach her peers all about type 1 diabetes. >> surviving doesn't require anything but existing. thriving requires an asserted effort to be the best you can be. >> one of my dreams is to become a famous singer and a famous soccer player. and i'm not letting diabetes get in the way of that. >> as long as she remembers to
keep going, we don't give up, be strong and -- >> steadfast. >> steadfast. that's really something that's embodied in our family. >> it's the family's motto, steadfast. and i got to a inspiration to so many and she doesn't let anything get in her way. i love when she says, yeah, i'm going to be a singer and a soccer player. why not. why not. >> i love these stories. they just -- they're just fantastic, thank you. >> thank you very much. and the families that are involved, it's not just the actual thriver themselves but the support system like she has. yeah, you can watch nadia's full episode on my facebook page, a little later today. coming up, we have the young girl who stood up to her school when told to take out her braids. well, now, she's helping lead a movement to stop hair discrimination. we'll be right back with that. disc
we are back now with a movement to fight discrimination based on how people wear their hair. we've seen the stories, black children being forced to remove their braids even having their hair cut without parental permission. allegedly due to a school dress code. well, now, a new bill could stop that from happening. "gma" contributor megan ryte is here with the story. good morning, megan. >> good morning. the legislation is called the c.r.o.w.n. act and helps to stop prejudice in schools and workplaces. this segment sponsored by dove, one of the leaders of the movement to get the law passed. i spoke to an oscar winner and a young girl who are also joining the fight against this kind of injustice. take a look. ♪ curls, twists, braids and locks, these natural hairstyles are popular in the black community. but many workplaces and schools have policies that discourage them but there is a growing movement to hopefully change that. filmaker matthew cherry created
the animated short film "hair love." ♪ the seven-minute short tells the story of a father learning how to do his daughter's hair for the first time. >> that was so much fun. >> reporter: the film earning cherry an oscar and a platform that he used to introduce audiences to new legislation. >> "hair love" was done because we wanted to see more representation in animation. we wanted to normalize black hair. there's a very important issue that's out there. it's the c.r.o.w.n. act. >> reporter: the c.r.o.w.n. act is a bill that demands protection against race-based hair discrimination in the workplace and in schools. the word c.r.o.w.n. holds the message creating a respectful and more open world for natural hair. >> a lot of different ethnic groups not anything they have to think about. they're able to, you know, wear their hair how they want to, go to work, go to school and nobody bothers them. for black people and people with natural textured hair it is an issue. >> reporter: matthew cherry is a
spokesperson for our sponsor dove and dove co-founded the c.r.o.w.n. coalition to advocate for the passing of the act across the country. it has been signed into law in only 14 states so far. source if yore in one of theat situation. >> reporter: like in the case of 14-year-old faith who back in 2018 was told wearing braids violated her school's uniform policy. >> it was my first day of sixth grade and my home room teacher was going over the rules and when she got to dress code she asked me in front of everyone if my hair was real or fake. i just tried to brush it off and tell her that it's my hair and then a little later the guidance counselor came in and told me i had to remove my braid. >> how would you describe how you felt that day? >> i was really hurt. i just didn't understand where all this is coming from. >> she was denied an education because of how she wore her hair and, you know, that -- that's awful.
that shouldn't happen to any child. >> reporter: faith's brother capturing the incident on video and posting it online where it quickly went viral. >> he caught me bursting into tears and a lot of people saw it. >> reporter: faith is now a spokesperson for dove doing what she can to bring more awareness to the c.r.o.w.n. act. >> are there any changes that you're hoping to see? >> i really want to see the c.r.o.w.n. act pass in all 50 states. >> people want to join the fight to help dove and race-based discrimination they would go to dove.com/crown and that lead them to two petitions to sign to help spread the word. >> reporter: faith now attends a new school where she says she feels more comfortable and is free to wear her hair however she chooses. >> i love the name of it, the c.r.o.w.n. act. you think about the c.r.o.w.n. you do this. >> i love your hair, megan. >> thank you. we'll be right back.
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