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good morning, america. middle east meetings. president biden's high-stakes trip. will it lead to lower gas prices?rsy. the outrage this moment is sparking back home and only on "gma." national security council spokesman john kirby joins us from saudi arabia. deadly dust storm. at least six people killed in a massive pileup on a montana highway. high winds reducing visibility to near zero. plus, two people killed when floodwaters sweep through colorado and europe's battle against raging wildfires. summer surge. covid cases rising to the highest level in four months. plus, monkeypox, the new warning
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from public health officials. barrage of bullets. the autopsy report for jayland walker fatally shot by police showing he had 46 wounds or graze injuries on his body. the searing statement from his family. missile strikes. video circulating online shows multiple explosions in the ukrainian city of dnipro. officials have confirmed strikes. plus, escape from captivity. >> performed mock executions on me. stole all my things. >> harrowing stories from americans held by the russians and how they got out. supermarket savings. "gma" going bargain hunting comparing prices to help you save. what we found at the store. >> man, i'll see if i can make you a millionaire. ♪ money, money, money ♪ and lotto luck. you get another chance to win the mega millions jackpot. the giant prize soaring this morning.
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you see that nearly half a billion dollars for the mega millions. imagine what you could do with that. a lot of cheetos for you, janai. >> and sleeping in on weekends probably, right? >> many dreams. >> quit your job if you want. >> maybe, maybe some people. >> wouldn't you miss us? >> just a little bit. good morning, america. we do have a lot to cover. we're so glad to have you with us. we do begin with president biden's controversial trip to saudi arabia. >> this morning the president meeting one-on-one with leaders from iraq, egypt and the united arab emirates before attending the gulf cooperation summit as he pushes for an increase in oil production. >> but the president is facing criticism at home over his meeting with the saudi crown prince and that fist bump greeting. abc's senior white house correspondent mary bruce is there in saudi arabia with the latest. good morning, mary. >> reporter: good morning, eva. yeah, the president this morning is defending this controversial trip. look, he knew that he was going to face harsh criticism and blowback, but this was a risk
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the president was willing to take. the white house now arguing this trip was worth it in part to try and give americans some relief at the pump. the president's critics, though, strongly disagree. president biden this morning meeting with middle eastern leaders in saudi arabia. but it is this meeting and this photo with saudi crown prince mohammed bin salman that is sparking outrage back home. the image the saudis had hoped for and the white house had hoped to avoid. as a candidate biden pledged to make saudi arabia a pariah for the killing of journalist jamal khashoggi. now, a warm welcome from the de facto leader who the u.s. concluded ordered the brutal murder, an image the saudis eagerly released. the two met for almost two hours but did not take questions. >> jamal khashoggi, will you apologize to his family, sir? >> thank you. >> thank you, guys. >> president biden, is saudi arabia still a pariah, president biden? >> reporter: the crown prince just smiling. biden says he did raise khashoggi's murder at the very
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top of their meeting. >> i said very straightforwardly for an american president to be silent on an issue of human rights, it's inconsistent with who we are and who i am. >> reporter: the crown prince's response. >> he basically said that he -- he was not personally responsible for it. i indicated i thought he was. >> reporter: the saudis strongly deny the crown prince was involved. >> and everybody ended up throwing charges at the kingdom and at our leadership that are totally baseless. >> reporter: but the condemnation was swift. khashoggi's employer, "the washington post," calling the fist bump shameful. >> you're coming under a lot of fire for your fist bump with the crown prince. >> reporter: khashoggi's fiancee tweeting that the blood of mbs' next victim is on your hands. >> i'm sorry she feels that way. i was straightforward back then. i was straightforward today. >> reporter: the president defended the trip arguing it was important for regional security and to try and lower gas prices
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back home. >> and i'm doing all i can to increase the supply for the united states of america, which i expect to happen. >> reporter: now, the president says americans will start to feel some of that relief at the pump in the coming weeks. the white house this morning is also touting other gains made here including an announcement by the saudis to open its airspace to israeli flights. the president calling that a big step towards normalizing relations, whit. >> all right, mary bruce, thank you. joining us now is national security council spokesman john kirby who is traveling with the president on his middle east trip. john, good morning to you. it's great to have you. you've seen the criticism president biden has faced over the fist bump and meeting with the crown prince including from jamal khashoggi's family. is our need for saudi arabia's oil more important than standing firm on human rights? >> the president is here to advance u.s. interests across a spectrum of needs and initiatives here, whit, from energy security clearly, but
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also to human rights, and one of the first things -- in fact, the first thing that the president mentioned in his meeting with the crown prince was jamal khashoggi. and you can't really advance human rights. you can't change behavior. you can't advocate for things like freedom of the press if you're not willing to go and have difficult, candid, forthright conversations with leaders around the world. >> but was it worth it, the message that it sends to our allies around the world, the political cost for this trip and is saudi arabia still a pariah like the president said? >> the president, as you heard him say last night, he hasn't changed his views, and i don't think he could -- i could articulate it any better than he did, but to your other question, was it worth it? think about so many national interests here in this region from the threat that iran poses to a war in yemen, which is now in its 15th week of a cease-fire. that is saving lives and providing space and time maybe for some negotiations from counterterrorism. obviously we've already talked about energy security but also
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food security caused by mr. putin's war in ukraine. my goodness, there is a huge agenda of u.s. national security interests at play in the middle east, and you're not going to advance those interests if you just stay at home and try to phone it in. you have to actually go and speak to leaders and be on the ground to try to make a difference in that and the president is going to be coming away from this trip really strongly believing that he has helped make a difference on u.s. national interests that matter to the american people. >> so you noted our energy interests there. we know one of the president's goals for this middle east trip is to get the saudis to commit to boost oil production. president biden didn't offer specifics, but he said it was his understanding that that would happen. how successful was that effort? >> they had a very candid and good conversation last night with saudi leaders. of course, saudi is a member of opec. opec has to make these decisions, and as you heard the president say, that he's optimistic. that in coming weeks there could be announcements of additional production. but, look, coming into this
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region, coming into this trip, it wasn't about securing a specific oil deal. it was certainly about talking about energy security in the context of larger national interests. but there had been no expectation that we were going to come out of saudi arabia with some sort of deal inked. it's also important for the american people to remember that opec also had increased production just from july and august by 50%, so there's already been moves by opec to put more oil on the market in addition to the million barrels a day that president biden has released from our reserve to put on that global market. >> you said that there wasn't a deal specifically that they were trying to get, but you know americans are struggling back here at home and the president said that, as you mentioned, that they could see some relief at the pump in just the coming weeks, but do we have a better idea of the time line, how soon and how significant do you think that relief will be? >> well, there's another opec plus three meeting in the first week of august, so we'll see what comes out of that.
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i obviously can't speak for opec or get ahead of it, but the president felt coming out of his meetings last night a sense of optimism, that we might start to see changes here in the next couple of weeks. >> john kirby, thank you for your time this morning. we do appreciate it. >> thank you. >> janai, over to you. so many millions of americans wondering about that time line you asked about. back here at home, a huge and deadly pileup on a montana highway when high winds kicked up a dust storm. our danielle breezy from our nashville affiliate wkrn has more. >> reporter: overnight extreme weather causing a mass collision in montana claiming six lives and injuring several others. late afternoon friday up to 80-mile-per-hour gusts of wind creating a severe dust storm and it caused a massive pileup. semi trailers smashed, cars laid in wreckage off the side of the interstate. >> we have been telling everybody multiple injuries have been transported to hospitals.
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>> reporter: 21 vehicles crashing into each other. six of them trailers, many traveling at high speed, the speed limit on this stretch 80 miles per hour. >> all of a sudden you have zero visibility. you really don't have a lot of decisions that are going to benefit you. drastic weather caused many accidents. spread in california.nue to - these aren't the only folks dealing with dust storms at this point. i want to show you this video. it's incredible video, as you can see right here. this is out of arizona. this is a dust storm. we can see the debris, the dust being blown into the air making it really hard for folks to see across that road. it's a really dangerous situation, and the drought conditions are not helping this. you can see a lot of folks are under actually extreme to exceptional drought conditions from texas to the west coast and, yes, unfortunately, montana still under those drought conditions. eva. >> danielle breezy for us there, thank you. now to the pandemic. cases across the country rising
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to levels we haven't seen since the winter. abc's phil lipof is in new york city with the latest. good morning to you, phil. >> reporter: eva, this is the lastthing anybody wants to wake up on a saturday morning, and hear two years into the pandemic, but it is the reality and this morning, more than 124,000 new cases are being reported every day. that's up 16% in just this last week alone. it's the highly daily case -- the highest daily case average since february. here where we are in new york city, the highest infection rate or the daily infection rate since jan. every region in the country seeing rising hospitalizations, nationally up 14% since last week to the highest level since early march. in the last seven days nearly 2,500 people have died, and the infection numbers are likely significantly undercounted as we've been reporting. dozens of states have shut down testing sites, and more people, most people are doing those at home tests and, of course, not reporting to anybody. as for vaccinations, nearly
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400,000 children under the age of 5 have now received their first shot. at's just 2% of the 19.5 million kids in that age group. nationally about 71 million americans, that's 20% of the population remain completely unvaccinated. the rising numbers causing some fresh concern now in los angeles county, the nation's most populous. officials are now making a move to reinstate indoor mask mandates by the end of the month, whit. >> okay, phil, thank you. and public health officials are also warning that monkeypox cases are expected to rise in the coming weeks. the cdc reporting that more than 11,000 cases have already been detected worldwide. the fda is now working to distribute more doses of the monkeypox vaccine. 1 million doses are expected to be available by the end of the month. capacity for testing is also ramping up, janai. well, now to the war in ukraine and concerns russia is ramping up attacks on civilians. abc's patrick reevell has the
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latest from kyiv including the man working to get captured americans out of ukraine. >> reporter: overnight russia raining missiles on the city of dnipro in central ukraine. these videos posted to social media showing people cowering. authorities saying at least 3 killed, 15 squared. russia this week using long-range missiles to terrorize cities that had felt relatively safe. but these americans are now finally beyond russia's reach. >> i knew i was dead within ten hours of the war starting. >> reporter: the men rescued from ukraine against all odds, three now back on u.s. soil thanks to the efforts of a former u.s. military officer, bryan stern, co-founder of project dynamo. >> i was -- i was frustrated. i wanted to do stuff. i wanted to help. >> reporter: john spor was living in mariupol when russian troops arrived. a nuclear physicist with a background in laser-guided weapons used by the u.s. military, he knew he had a target on his back. holed up in a safe house.day -
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>> i thought it was a one-way trip, and he talked to me, told me he'd get me out. >> reporter: stern's privately run operation says it's conducted over 200 rescue missions in ukraine. kirillo alexandrov was held hostage for 37 days falsely arrested for espionage. >> they pulled me out of the shower and tied me up and beat me for a few days and performed mock executions on me, stole all my things, raped family members of mine. >> reporter: the men believed their american citizenship made them targets. >> i was told that i'm dead because of my passport. >> i asked him, why me? and he just smiled and said, because you speak english. >> reporter: terry says he was also subjected to mock execution. he and the others believe they owe their lives to stern and project dynamo. there are at least three americans held captive by
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russian forces right now, and this morning, military analysts believe russian troops are moving once again to go on the offensive in eastern ukraine as they try to take the rest of that region. eva. >> patrick reevell for us in there in ukraine. patrick, thank you. well, now to the medical examiner's report in the police killing of jayland walker in akron, ohio. the report finding walker was wounded dozens of times after a police chase last month. abc's zachary kiesch has more. > reporter: this morning, the autopsy report for jayland walker revealing he was killed by a barrage of bullets. officials can't say which shot killed the 25-year-old, but the medical examiner did confirm 26 bullets were recovered from his body. >> the autopsy determined that jayland had 46 gunshot wound entrances or graze injuries. >> reporter: in a statement walker's family said the report confirms the violent and unnecessary use of force by the akron police department on an unarmed young man writing, after being hit nearly four dozen time, officers still handcuffed
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him while he lay motionless and bleeding. >> it's absolutely devastating. the information that we heard today, it's a lot to take in. >> reporter: akron police say they initially attempted to pull walker over for traffic and equipment violations. he allegedly refused to stop, which set off a chase. >> when a person refuses to pull over, there's so many different scenarios why the person is not stopping. >> reporter: the body cam shows walker exiting the car and running away when he was shot and killed. according to police, a gun was later recovered inside the car, but walker was unarmed when he was shot. after several weeks of protests, akron's mayor has developed a racial equity and social justice initiative. several of the items relate to police accountability and transparency, whit. >> zachary, thank you. to the re-opening of the supermarket where a white gunman is accused of shooting and killing ten black people in a racist rampage just two months ago.
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the store opening its doors a day after a federal grand jury indicted the accused gunman. abc's mola lenghi has more. >> reporter: this morning, tops grocery store is open for business in east buffalo, just two months after an alleged white supremacist shot and killed ten black people at the store. >> i don't want no coward to ever think he's going to come in here and take our community away from us. >> reporter: patrick patterson was working the day of the shooting helping people escape through a back door when the gunfire began. >> trying to understand how you're supposed to process and move forward from here. >> reporter: moving forward means making changes. the store has been completely remodeled and updated. new memorials to the fallen now part of the store's identity, but re-opening tops has opened it to criticism. not everyone is ready to re-enter the scene of a massacre. >> i'm not ready for it to open because all of my emotions are just all over the place. >> reporter: leonard lane is a retired buffalo firefighter and
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25 years with the bfd. he has lived in this neighborhood most of his life. >> at first i said to myself well, maybe they should just bulldozer it down, close it and make a memorial out of it. >> reporter: buffalo mayor byron brown says re-opening was a tough decision but the right one. it took years to bring this one market to this low-income minority community. >> we could not let the act of a white supremacist deprive this dsf people, >> repex sayrtunity. t store's employees have returned to work. the remaining 25% remain apprehensive and, janai, it's unclear if they will ever go back. >> our thanks to mola. well, turning now to wildfires, not in the southwest, as you might expect, but in europe from portugal to hungary, thousands of firefighters have been battling blazes this week as oppressive triple-digit heat boils the region, and abc's ines de la cuetara has more. >> reporter: good morning, guys. we are just outside of bordeaux.
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take a look at this. this forest completely charred. that tree trunk still smoking and that is part of what firefighters are so concerned about, that this could all reignite. more than 12,000 people have been forced from their homes. more than a thousand firefighters are still fighting two blazes here, but it's not just here, various parts of europe are also fighting fires and heat waves. in spain and portugal, dozens of fires are burning. the heat there turning deadly with temperatures climbing to 104 degrees. the uk could be seeing its highest temperatures ever with the national weather service there issuing its first ever red extreme heat warning. it is so hot there that the roads appear to be melting. one woman sharing video on social media showing her shoes appearing to stick to the ground. italy seeing its worst drought in 70 years, and in the alps rocks keep falling day and night because of dry conditions. here in france the firefighters federation is making the link to climate change. they're saying, we're not going to have to wait till 2030 to see the effects of climate change,
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that they are happening right now, and it's firefighters that are dealing with the effects every day, guys. >> ines for us there, thank you. time for a check of the weather and danielle breezy from wkrn, our nashville affiliate, is in brooklyn this morning. good morning, danielle. >> good morning to you, eva. want to talk about what's going on. we've got impressive lightning video you have to check out. this is from jacksonville, florida, and what you can see here is lightning kind of streaking the sky. there were so many bolts of lightning there, they've been dealing with summer storms, but also dealing with heat. feels like temperatures in the triple digits. now, they're not the only ones dealing with this extreme heat. in fact, as you take a look here, we have excessive heat warnings in parts of california and arizona. it's going to be 114 degrees today in palm springs. we also have heat advisories out for the middle part of the country, the southern plains where temperatures, when you
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lisa: i am lisa argen waking up to vollmer peak where you can see the low clouds in the fog. temperatures are going to really heat up in our inland valleys. . we have mist and drizzle at the coast but we get into a gradual cooling trend beginning tomorrow but especially into next week. today, the hottest day out of the next seven where highs will range from the mid to upper 90's inland. 77 in oakland, 63 and half moon bay at a little cooler for sunday. and in case you're wondering why it is so loud here, we are at the new york city e-prix. cars are driving around me right now. i'm going to talk more about it coming up. >> we're like, what is that zipping and whining in the background. those are electric race cars. looking forward to that. we'll talk to you in a bit. the mega millions jackpot has been growing. now reaching more than half a billion dollars after there was no winner following friday's drawing. tuesday's jackpot is now
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announcer: building a better bay area. moving forward, finding solutions. this is abc 7 news. >> good morning. i am stephanie sierra. police are searching for a suspect when for shooting a police officer doing a traffic stop in mountain view overnight. the officer is in the hospital and is expected to make a full
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recovery. the officer was conducting a traffic stop in wild cherry, when a person inside the car shot at the officer. the suspect ran away from the scene before crashing. meteorologist lisa argen towards us with a check of the forecast. >> good morning morning to you. as we look at palmer peak, you can see the low clouds. 53 downtown. 60 in palo alto. it is a warmer day, only 49 in santa rosa. highs in the mid to upper 90's inland. slightly cooler sunday. >>. >> gma is next.
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one thing with me, i'm very loyal. lylety one way is stupidity. >> there he is, the captain. welcome back to "gma" on this saturday morning. that right there is a clip from the new espn film's seven-part documentary "the captain" with derek jeter. it debuts this coming monday. coming up we'll have a live report from los angeles where this weekend's mlb all-star game and all the festivities that come with it are taking place. >> we have a lot of yankees fans. >> yes, we do. >> we certainly do. >> yep. >> well, let's take a look at some of the other big stories happening right now. the house has passed two abortion bills aimed at protecting access to abortion in the wake of the supreme court's decision to overturn roe v. wade. one protects women who travel across state lines to get an abortion and the providers who treat them.
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the other would enshrine roe v. wade into law, but the odds of these bills making it through the senate are incredibly slim since senate republicans have already rejected them. also right now, a fugitive drug kingpin convicted of killing an american dea agent has been captured in mexico. rafael caro-quntero was convicted in mexico of the 1985 murder, but he was released early by a judge in 2013 on the run ever since. the u.s. says it will seek extradition. he faces several counts of drug trafficking here. and the new york medical examiner saying former president trump's first wife, ivana, died of blunt impact injuries to her torso sustained as the result of a fall. the 73-year-old was found dead at the bottom of the stairs in her manhattan apartment on thursday. officials say her death was an accident and is not suspicious. we start this half hour with the families of the 19 children and 2 teachers killed in the uvalde school massacre awaiting
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an official new report on the police response to the shooting. a texas house committee promising more context to the surveillance video we've seen with that agonizing more than one-hour wait before police stormed the gunman. abc's aaron katersky joins us with more. aaron, good morning. >> reporter: eva, good morning to you. the accounts of that terrible day have been unreliable. officials have been unwilling to take questions. this weekend those grieving families may finally be getting closer to a better explanation no matter how painful it may be. this morning, after an agonizing seven weeks, the families of the 19 children and 2 teachers killed at uvalde's robb elementary school brace for answer. >> there's responsibility and accountability that needs to come out. and it will. lawmakers who have been investigating the massacre will reveal their findings first to the families and then to the
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public. that includes surveillance video first obtained by abc news affiliate kvue and "the austin american-statesman" that shows police officers entering the school, flanking the classrooms but then quickly retreating and remaining in the hallway for more than an hour while the gunman continued his rampage. >> this report might start to point them in the right direction, and once we start to identify who specifically should be held accountable, i think you'll start to see some of those folks face accountability for the decisions. >> reporter: this week some families urged lawmakers to ban assault-style rifles like the one used by the gunman. >> the blood of these children is in your hands, because you will not commit to gun reform, real gun reform. >> all of them killed by an assault rifle, an ar-15-type weapon that belongs in the battlefield. >> reporter: one officer, ruben ruiz, seen on video checking his phone was mocked on social
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media. now a reprieve. texas representative joe moody tweeted, this is the husband of teacher eva mireles who contacted him on his phone from her classroom while he was on scene to say that she'd been shot and was dying. he attempted to engage but was removed from the building and disarmed. we'll have much to say about the police response, but no criticism of this officer. in the last few weeks, the committee has interviewed three dozen witnesses. most of them have not spoken publicly before, so this will be the most comprehensive account of a police response that's already been called an abject failure. the district attorney in uvalde is conducting her own investigation, and she says that, whit, could lead to criminal charges. >> yeah, that comprehensive response, something so many of these families have been asking for. aaron katersky for us, thank you. we want to turn and get another check of the weather, danielle breezy from our nashville affiliate wkrn is in brooklyn for us. danielle, good morning once again. >> good morning, whit. good to be with you
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guys again this morning. i want to get to some flooding video. this is incredible flooding video. this is right out of arizona. just outside of flagstaff, you can see this area was actually burned by wildfires, so it had very dry conditions, and then you put in some heavy showers, and there's what you get. now, our next video is actually out of alaska. a couple was on their way to a wedding, take a look, the road out in front of them washed away, literally falling down into that wewater. yes, they were able to take a different direction. they were still able to get married, so that is the good news with that. now, i want to talk about the heavy rain as we head into the weekend. there will be a stationary front over the ohio river valley. and that's going to bring anywhere from 1 to 4
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>> and speaking of some showers, there's about a 20% chance of having a shower in brooklyn, but i think we should be dry. so if you want to come out for the race, it's going to be a lot of fun this afternoon. back to you. >> all right. good to know, danielle. we'll check back with you in just a little bit. still coming up on "good morning america," why it pays to shop around. "gma" is going bargain hunting with advice on how to save on your groceries. and the big mlb draft, the sons who hope to follow in their famous fathers' footsteps. ♪ i've been everywhere, man. ♪ ♪ crossed the desert's bare, man. ♪ ♪ i've breathed the mountain air, man. ♪ ♪ of travel i've had my share, man. ♪ ♪ i've been everywhere. ♪ ♪ i've been to: pittsburgh, parkersburg, ♪ ♪ gravelbourg, colorado, ♪ ♪ ellensburg, cedar city, dodge city, what a pity. ♪ ♪ i've been everywhere, man. ♪ ♪ i've been everywhere, man. ♪ ♪ i've been everywhere. ♪
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in today's "weekend download," dealing with sticker shock that we are all feeling at the supermarket. you still have to put food on the table, but there are ways to cut costs. abc's elwyn lopez has been doing some shopping in atlanta. elwyn, that sounds like a good assignment. good morning to you. >> reporter: just a little bit of shopping, janai. good morning to you. nationwide, as you know, grocery prices are soaring. here in atlanta the inflation rate is in the double digits, so we set out to find some ways to try to spend a little less during checkout. the hunt for lower prices is on
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as prices up and down the grocery aisles rise to historic highs surging over 12% this past year. the biggest annual increase in more than four decades. the sticker shock forcing americans to make tough day-to-day decisions often having to choose whether to spend their hard earned cash on gas or groceries, and now shoppers are turning to creative ways to try to save. like switching up those major brands for more cost-effective store brands. >> the major advantage of buying a store brand over the past ten years is that their quality has improved. they've got a money back guarantee. >> reporter: so we hit three grocery stores, aldi, kroger and walmart all in metro atlanta to compare prices for store brand items. here in atlanta, the inflation rate is one of the highest. surging to a whopping 11.5% this year alone. and nationwide dairy is one of the day-to-day items seeing the highest at checkout. nationwide since january,
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a gallon of whole milk has gone up about 59 cents to $4.41. here at aldi in atlanta you can find a gallon of whole milk for $1.97. this trip's runner-up, kroger coming in at $3.19 followed by walmart at $3.32. both still below the nationwide average. butter, another staple skyrocketing this year, up more than 21% averaging nearly $3 a pound just last week. the lowest price tag we found for that stick of goods was also at aldi for $1.80. for americans feeling the financial squeeze, experts also suggest free apps such as flipp or ibotta. these apps will also tell you what's on sale and where the coupons are. overall grocery prices continue to surge across the country, and as food industry analysts phil lempert explains certain foods are taking the
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brunt of skyrobb elementarying costs. >> the highest prices that we will continue to see is anything to do with an animal. that's milk, it's butter, it's eggs. it's, you know, beef, pork, chicken. those prices are going to go up. >> reporter: now, of course, each store is different. a lot of variables can go into pricing. and as far as quality goes for those store brand items, experts suggest taking a look at the ingredient labels comparing them to major brands to see if you're getting the same or similar items at a cheaper price, janai. >> good to know some helpful tips there, elwyn, thank you. and with prices rising, aarp bulletin released a beat inflation edition called 99 great ways to save. deputy editor neil wertheimer joins us with a few of their top tips. thank for being with us. let's start with the top tip. what is your best tip for saving money right now? >> well, in the food area, oddly it's to eat all the food that you bought in last week's shop. amazingly americans continue to
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throw out roughly 30% of the food they purchase. so if you just simply shop from a list and use the food that you bought, you'll save 30% right there. >> it sounds simple, but you got to do that, especially that bag of lettuce you buy to throw away. and, neil, so what have you learned about saving money on food shopping? >> well, your last report was very good. you start before you get to the store. you look for online coupons. you compare prices if you have more than one grocery store. when you get to the store, you have to be tactical. you walk in and look at the flier. right away that's inside the door because they have unique coupons. then you look for manager specials on the meats and such. so that often that can be half price. you look for shelf tags that show sales and, of course, as you said, house brands. finally check yourself out. research shows that you do less impulse buying when you check
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yourself out rather than going through the line. >> using that self-checkout that is readily available, neil, thank you. we're trying to save in so many ways. how can people save on energy costs right now? >> well, start with lightbulbs. 50% of your electricity bill is typically through lightbulbs. if you swap out with l.e.d.s, now is the time. they use 9% of the electricity of old-fashioned bulbs. that could save you $225 a year. then focus on windows. during summer, the cooling your air can go up 30% and in winter, the opposite, you'll lose your heat, so if you can find ways to stop the heat flow through your window, that's 30% of your utility bill. >> all right. l.e.d. lights and windows, saving at the store, neil, we appreciate it. thanks for being with us. >> thank you. it's been my honor. and still coming up here on "good morning america," the important story lines to watch for tomorrow's mlb draft. the players hoping to make a name for themselves.
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and help californians that are hurting the most. ♪ ♪ shop the lowe's bath style & save event now. in store and online. we are back now on "gma" with los angeles gearing up to host its first mlb all-star game in four decades. just one of the big events in the coming days including the mlb draft. players hoping for the chance to prove themselves in the big leagues. abc's zohreen shah is in l.a. > whit. all-star week starts today. it's a week-long event. it starts right here at dodgers stadium today and includes the home run derby, the all-star game and the big draft. >> a new show is coming to hollywood. >> reporter: this morning,
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los angeles is preparing for one of the biggest weeks in baseball. >> it's packed with suspense. >> reporter: after 40 years the all-star game returning to dodger stadium. it's a sight welcome by fans and the league because l.a. was supposed to host the 2020 game but that was canceled because of covid. >> the 1-2. a dozen strikeouts. special delivery. >> reporter: big stars like shohei ohtani, mookie betts and aaron judge expected to excite a sold out crowd. >> to left field. there it goes. see ya. >> reporter: the big draft taking place starting tomorrow. all eyes waiting to see who gets picked first with big expectations that it could be druw jones, the son of ten-time gold glove winner andruw jones. matt sons also expected to be drafted this year. but today the all-star celebrity softball game kicking off the week of festivities. ♪starring bad, rob lowe,
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smu liu and jojo siwa. ♪ five, six, seven eight ♪ >> reporter: and the home run derby on monday headlined by pete alonso is seeking a three-peat after winning the last two contests in 2021 and 2019. the total distance of his last two home run derby wins stretching 11 miles when laid out consecutively, the same distance from citi field to yankee stadium. okay, so this is the home run derby chain. the person who wins the derby gets this. you can see the gold, the platinum, the crystal all over. there have only been three ever. pete alonso actually has the first two. we'll see if he gets that third, the three-peat, tune in on espn on monday to find out. guys. >> zohreen, that's some bling. >> looking good, right? >> yeah. there's enough ice on that to keep the cristal cold. zohreen, thank you so much. we'll be right back.
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and coming up in our second hour of "gma," president biden's meeting with middle eastern leaders and the fallout over that fist bump greeting. greeting.
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"good morning america." it's our second hour. high-stakes trip. president biden in saudi arabia overnight leading with leaders pushing for an oil production increase to ease americans pain and the pump and faced criticism over this fist-pumping greeting. covid numbers on the rise, reaching levels not seen since that winter surge. hospitalizations up in every region of the country as los angeles county considers a new indoor mask mandate. the latest this morning. taking on tiktok. inside the court filing. one family saying they lost their nine-year-old to the so-called black-out challenge speaking out only to gma.

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