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good morning, america. i'm robin roberts. >> and i'm david muir. it is friday, june 25th. >> and breaking news this morning. firefight in afghanistan. our reporter is there, when a violent battle breaks out between u.s. marines and the taliban. and troubled waters. a storm brewing out to sea, could be headed straight to the gulf and the oil spill. as the emotional strain of the disaster pushes some to the limit. where is there son? three weeks after kyron horman disappeared from his elementary school, his parents are speaking out in their first interview, asking for your help. michael jackson's final days. his inner circle breaks their silence on this, the anniversary of his death. stunning details about michael's
health. and what you didn't see in those final rehearsals. an abc news exclusive. ♪ in new york we're in an empire state of mind as alicia keys rocks new york. it's friday and our summer concert series. and happy friday, everyone. another huge crowd out there at central park, waiting for none other than alicia keys. standing room only. we called it a sellout. but it's really a free-out. everybody's welcome to come on down to the park. you're going to have to ditch that tie, my friend. >> ditch my tie. i have jay-z's part down. >> george is off today. we are so glad to have david muir with us. you spent a lot of time in the gulf. >> just back from the gulf.
and this is what they were worried about. what happens when the weather poses a big threat? >> they're watching a tropical disturbance near jamaica. right now, just a blip on the screen. if it forms into a tropical storms it could make a bee-line for the gulf. >> and the economic and emotional toll of the oil spill, already more than so many people can bare. tourism down in many beach communities. and the calls to the mental health hotlines are up. we'll talk to one of the mayors of the cities. we're going to begin with the firefight in afghanistan. proof of how tenuous the situation is. our reporter caught in a battle between the marines and the taliban. miguel marquez has more from marja. >> reporter: here in ma jar, the marines are making progress. but it is hard-fought progress. all that as they are digesting the change from mcchrystal to petraeus. but marines hope most of all, that change will not slow down the progress they're making.
when the taliban decides to attack marines, this is how they do it. a squadron bravo company of the 1st battalion 6th marines on a base. small arms fire comes in from one direction. then, another. then, a third. two five-person teams of taliban fighters try to outmaneuver marines. one squad of taliban fires, as the other moves. >> let's go. >> reporter: marines slowly ratchet up the force. a grenade is launched. [ gunfire ] the taliban stops shooting. it's a deadly game of chess. two squads of seasoned fighters. both trying to get the better of each other. this is daily life for marines here in marja. engaging locals one minute. fighting for their lives, the
next. marines control marja. but they can't control small teams of taliban fighters. finally, marines call in heavy support. [ gunfire ] that ends the fight. taliban are gone. marines are safe. as with so many fights here, it ends in a stalemate. another amazing thing about this story. the marines i was with, the 1st squad of the 1st platoon, bravo company, they go home in a couple days. this may have been their last patrol. sendoff, afghanistan style. david? >> miguel starting us with breaking news out of afghanistan. we're going to turn, now, to the growing situation in the gulf. and the tropical system that's brewing. authorities are watching it very closely. and say it could head to the gulf this weekend. matt gutman with the latest on the storm's path. matt, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, david. that storm is adding to what's being called a losing battle against this oil. check out this beach. seven miles down, oil as far as the eye can see. and out there in the water,
yesterday, we saw enormous slabs of rust-colored oil. that water is also home to increasingly threatened dolphins. first, the marshes. then, the pelicans. are dolphins next? >> there's probably change in their fishing, their food, their prey. and finding themselves in competition with each other. there's so many of them in one, small space. >> reporter: over the past 2 minutes, 47 dolphins beached themselves along these gulf shores. most recently, this young female, rescued off pensacola beach. she later died. >> the number of dolphins in the bayou has increased ten-fold. >> reporter: what does that mean? >> that means they're running from something. >> that's a young one. >> reporter: "gma" spent thursday following dolphins in the bayous of alabama. captain lori deangelis fears the food they eat and the air they breathe is contaminated. but also the predators. hundreds of new dolphins from the gulf are coming in here.
they're seeking safe harbor. but so, too, are the sharks. they, too, are pushed out of their habitats by the oil spill. what can you do for the dolphins? >> all we can do is pick them up. scoop them up when they die. >> reporter: and document tear, lincoln o'barry, says there will probably be more. >> they're dying and probably sinking to the ocean. and we may not see something until there's a tropical storm or onshore wind. >> reporter: with big slabs of oil, and the beaches close, people in pensacola begin to mourn. and officials advise against swimming on 33 miles of florida and alabama beaches. robin, while that storm may be a couple hundred miles off and it may never form, the concern scientists tell us is that tar patties like this may end up in people's backyards or even in basements. under all of this, there's a layer of oil an inch thick.
all of that can end up inland. robin? >> thank you. joining us now is a man on the front lines in the battle. the mayor of orange beach, alabama, tony kennon. thank you very joining us this morning. i know your beautiful, little town falls on the alabama/florida border. you're seeing oil, as of yesterday. what can you tell us? >> yes, ma'am. we've been fairly blessed over the last nine or ten weeks. but in the last week and a half, we've had fairly consistent bouts with oil washes up on the beach. we generally get it cleaned up in 24 hours. but it's here. and we know that. >> what is your plan over the next 48 hours? i know you have a steel pipe boom planned. can you explain that? >> yes, ma'am. it's a dredge pipe filled with polystyreen so it will float. it's going to cross our path, from the outlet to the gulf of mexico. and hopefully it will be successful in preventing the
contaminant and the oil coming into our estuaries and the hatcheries and nurseries of our marine habitat. >> i know, mr. mayor, you're doing all you can right now. you're a typical small town where a lot of the businesses are six and seven generations old. how are you coping right now? >> it's difficult. personally, i want them to know they have an advocate in the mayor's office and city hall. we're trying to get bp to do the right thing. we have a meeting every week, where we get together in a local gym. and as a community, show each other that we love each other and support each other. be there. >> you bring up bp. and a lot of us, all across the country, have seen these ads, featuring someone who is from the gulf coast area. a young man named darryl willis, who is overseeing bp's claims
process. but you're not a fan. tell us why. >> no, ma'am, i'm not a fan at all. i've been in a meeting with mr. willis where he made promises and didn't follow through. didn't even show the courtesy to return phone calls. the ads are a lie with statistics. they're not doing anything like they're saying or promote through these ads. i keep saying, they can save themselves $50 million just by doing the right thing. if they did that, we would be, by far, their best promo. we would send their praises to high heaven if they did the right thing. >> i'm sure you would. mr. mayor, thank you so much. we're thinking of you down there. i know this is a crucial time. the first weekend of the summer. this is a high time for you. all the best going forward. tony, thank you. >> thank you so much, robin. we appreciate it. >> you got it. >> the mayors have become the real champions. >> yes, they have. with so much concern over the gulf, we want to turn to the violent storms across the northeast. a tornado ripped through
connecticut in a frenzy. ripping through entire buildings. 75-mile-per-hour winds recorded. and stephanie sy has the latest. >> reporter: the summer storm came fast and furious. >> a wall of water came down. sky turned black. the winds blew all the trees horizontal. and then, it was over. the sun came out. >> reporter: wind gusts near 80 miles per hour ripped up brick buildings and blasted through windows here in bridgeport, connecticut. it felt, to witnesses, like a tornado. >> all of a sudden, we start to feel it. the windows started to vibrate. >> the tree over there is blocking the whole street over there. it's ridiculous. >> reporter: on long island, new york, residents directed traffic through a forest of downed trees. and in philadelphia, winds of nearly 75-mile-per-hour were no match for the grounds crew at this phillies game. over 300,000 people were without power in the area. remarkably, only a few dozen
minor injuries were reported. and the national weather service will be here today to determine whether it was, indeed, a tornado that touched down here. from all the damage we're seeing, david, it certainly looks like what we're used to seeing in the midwest after a twister. all of this damage caused within minutes. and now, a major cleanup under way. back to you. >> stephanie, thanks very much. precarious, the billboard hanging there. >> it is. and juju chang is here with the rest of the top stories. breaking news on financial reform. >> good morning, everyone. we begin with that breaking news from washington. just after 5:00 this morning, house and senate lawmakers agreed on new rules to regulate wall street. the 20-hour debate finally ended when a compromise was reached on how to regulate those complex, financial instruments known as derivatives. the overall bill would create a consumer protection agency. limit the fees doesn't card companies can charge stores. and give power to break up
failing firms. meanwhile, unemployment benefits are about to dry up for americans who have been out of work for longer than six months. the senate last night rejected a bill that would have extended those benefits. and in other news, reports are surfacing about a staggering divorce settlement for tiger woods' wife. there's word that elin nordegren is walking away with $750 million. woods has reportedly agreed not to bring any female companions around the couple's two children. in turn, nordgren was asked for lifetime confidentiality, promising not to write a book or grant interviews. that's the news at 7:12. >> good to have you back. >> good to be back. sam champion has been working hard. he decided to take a couple days off. marysol castro is here for us. she's in central park. >> let's go straight to the maps. tell you about the severe weather that stephanie sy
brought us. 180 reports yesterday. that weather clears out. the severe weather moves to the upper plains for today. we'll tell you about it later on in the show. "good morning, maryland," i'm meteorologist justin berk. on improvement from yesterday. we start off in the low to mid- 70s. we'll shoot for 90 this afternoon. that will be our seventh day in the 90s but ten degrees cooler
than the hundreds we hit yesterday afternoon. the lower humidity will make it much more comfortable. 94 saturday, upper 90s with more humidity and afternoon storms on sunday and monday. we'll try to break the heat wave by the middle of next week. thank you so much. we'll have more on your severe weather outlook later on in the show. and, robin, alicia from central park. that's your girl. >> we can hear the drums in the background. david and i will be out to join you soon. thousands are lining up worldwide to get their hands on the latest iphone. but they're already reporting problems. dozens of web videos popped up thursday, showing that the most precise thing apple ever made -- well, they stopped working. becky worley has more. >> reporter: it's arguably, the biggest phone debut in history. what are you waiting for? >> iphone 4.
>> reporter: iphone 4. one of the improved features is improved call reception. >> it laz integrated antennas in the structure of the phone. >> reporter: just as jubilant new owners opened the boxes, tech bloggers were reporting problems. >> people are saying if they hold the phone in a certain way, if they cover it in a certain way, the bars, the at&t 3g bars drop down precipitously. >> i have three bars in my hand. i put it down. four. five. the reception bars go down when the external antenna on the new iphone is bridged by your palm. the old iphone had an internal antenna. your old iphone has five bars. and your new iphone has three bars. do you think that's actually going to impact call quality and drops? >> i have no idea. >> reporter: in response to the backlash, apple issued a statement. gripping any phone will result
in some attenuation of its antenna performance. depending on the placement of the antennas. so, to test that theory, let's try it with another phone. okay. three bars. not touching it. now, i'll hold it. still three bars. no change. so, does this worry the apple faithful? >> not really. i'm sure if anything apple fix it if there's that big of an issue. i can hope so, at least. >> reporter: the company said that if you use a case, this does alleviate some of the problem. we tried that. it did work. and, robin, from the company that gave us think different, they also offer another solution. hold different. >> yeah. they thought of everything. all right, becky. have a great weekend. thanks so much. >> thank you. >> david? >> all right, robin. thank you. we're going to turn, now, to the winner of the longest tennis match of all-time.
american john isner battled it out over 11 hours and three days. he joins us from wimbledon with his mom, karen. first of all, congratulations. and have you recovered? how do you recover? >> you just try to do it as best as possible. i was eating as much as possible. you know? eating whatever, really. i was scarfing down pizza, mashed potatoes, chicken. you name it. i was putting it in my body. and on top of that, i was obviously, drinking a lot of water. and, you know, just trying to get as much sleep as possible because i actually have a match in less than two hours. >> yeah. as if you didn't need another match coming your way. you mentioned all that you ate. apparently in the changeovers on the side, do they have bananas? and what else do they have? energy bars? how did you keep going? >> yeah. two days ago, when our match was concluding, i went through five or six energy bars and two or three bananas. and about -- i want to say 15 or 20 bottles of water. it was getting a bit ridiculous
out there. luckily, i was able to finish it off yesterday. it wasn't nearly as long as the day before. but it was taxing, both physically and mentally. >> we were all watching on this end. you know, more than 11 hours. we crunched the numbers. each of you ran about 24 miles. sprinted 24 miles on that court. sweat about ten pounds of water. and we were all sort of wondering, how were you staying focused? what were you thinking about out there? >> i wasn't thinking. the only thing that kept me going was just trying to get to the changeover. and sitting down for the 90 seconds i have. that's all i wanted to do. just find that chair. >> and mom, karen. i know you're standing right there. you said by the third day, he was looking at you on the stands. and you could tell by the look in his eyes -- what message was he sending you? >> he was looking at me like, i am so miserable. and i can't believe i have to stay out here any longer. he was looking kind of ragged at
the end. >> we could read your lips when he finally won this thing. it must have been an incredible moment for the proudest mom at that point. >> what did my lips say? i can't remember. >> something like, oh, my god. >> that is pretty close. it was sort of a blur. i don't even remember the last point, exactly. i saw it on a replay. it was good to see again. >> john, i know you have to play today. there were reports that you bruised your toes, that you worked your feet so hard. what is your condition? are you going to be okay out there? >> my legs, actually, feel pretty fresh. it's my toes. both my pinkie toes are pretty beat up. i don't have much skin on either of them. i'll wrap some tape around that. right now, i have a bit of a neck issue. my neck's stiff. i thought that would be the last thing that would go. but i think with some time in the training room. as long as i go on the court with a decent sweat, you know,
i'll be good to go. >> stiff neck, bruised toes. just a day at the office for john isner. john, what a champion. we are all rooting for you across the pond. good luck today. we'll be cheering you on through the whole thing. >> thanks for having us on. >> thank you. >> incredibly, his first win at wimbledon. >> it will be a memorable one. world cup, we want to remind everyone tomorrow. against ghana. 2:00 p.m. eastern. i know where robin will be. >> 6 million watched against algeria. coming up, kyron horman's parents join us. what do think think? 3 it's an investment that's helped toyota earn multiple top safety pick awards for 2010 by the insurance institute for highway safety. no other brand has won more.
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a record high. this is the hottest day in three years. if you thought you missed out on a good day at ocean city, they were at 99. look at western maryland, they were at 77. they are down in the 50s this morning. we're in the mid-70s. we start off at 75 in baltimore. we see an improvement as we're aiming for 90 this afternoon. a sunny to partly cloudy sky and drop in the humidity. the frontal bound dries going to the canadian air mass that's slightly cooler and slightly less humid. going from 100 to 90 will feel so much better. the forecast model indicates we're dry today. tomorrow afternoon could get strong storms as we bring back heat and humidity. we'll do the same on sunday. game four today still warm but less humid. we go for 90 around town. we'll see what's happening around the beltway right now at 7:25. >> that earl earlier accident as you approach the harrisburg
expressway has been cleared so traffic is moving well in that area. also in towson, we're dealing with that fire. joppa road remains closed. as we look at the beltway, traffic moving a lot better on the outer loop at old for the road. we are working a couple of incidents around the area on harford road this morning on the outer loop. we are still dealing with an accident on the jfx right between the ruxton road overpass as you head towards the beltway. as we look at the drive times, ten minutes from route 100 up to 395. no problems southbound through howard county. on the outer loop on the southwest side, seven minutes from i-70 to 95. stay with us. megan has the news update after this.
it started at 6:00 a.m. near the intersection of east joppa road and delaware avenue right across from bahama breeze and a block from the towson round about. we will of course keep you posted. there is an amber alert and a code red heat alert. now get ready for a blue alert. it's meant to help police suspected of violent attacks on police officers. governor o'malley signed legislation in may to create a new system, but it wasn't scheduled to take effect until october. he plans to sign an executive order to make that system effective immediately. this comes after the murder of trooper first class wesley brown that happened earlier this month. several days passed before two suspects were arrested. protests against offshore drilling will be held this weekend here in maryland. events are scheduled saturday in ocean city and deal island. organizers of a national movement are encouraging you to head to the beaches at 11:00 and join hands at noon.
have any ideas on how to improve the chesapeake bay? ken salazar will be available to get public input. it's part of a nationwide listening tour. president obama launched the great outdoor initiative in april to help conserve natural resources. we are out of time and will send you back to "good morning america" in new york. we'll have "good morning, maryland" at 9:00. we'll see you then. if not, have a great day and wonderful weekend.
♪ no one, no one no one ♪ wow. >> humongous crowd in central park. we hear it's our biggest crowd yet. for 12-time grammy winner, alecia keys. i get chills seeing that. we will get out there in our next half hour. we say good morning, america. happy friday, everybody. george decided to take the day off. david muir is here with us. >> i'm making a rule. i'm filling in on fridays around here. >> we agree. we mark an anniversary this morning. and alicia keys said that michael jackson was a huge
influence for her. one of the first concerts she's attended. this morning, we're going to hear from his inner circle. they're speaking out a year after his death. his close associates revealing details about his final days. his physical condition. that's coming up here. >> he wasn't sleeping. >> he wasn't? >> no. and he was losing weight drastically. the week before he died, probably about 15 pounds, i would say. >> we'll hear from them, coming up. first, in this half hour, david, the parents of the missing 7-year-old in oregon, are speaking out for the first time this morning. it's been more than 20 days since that little boy right there, kyron horman, vanished from his school. police say they're now conducting a criminal investigation into his disappearance. we'll hear from his parents in a moment. but we begin with clayton sandell, with the latest from portland. >> reporter: 21 days and still no sign. no sign of the second grader, who just a couple of months ago,
gave this class presentation on bridges. >> bridge construction finished in 1779. and the bridge was opened on new year's day. >> reporter: kyron's stepmother says she last saw him walking down a hallway to his classroom. but he never made it. his disappearance set off the biggest search in oregon history. it soon became a criminal investigation that, from the outside, seems to focus on kyron's stepmother, terri horman. she's taken two lie detector tests. and her photo showed up in this police questionnaire. kyron's family has mostly avoided the spotlight. >> until you come home, this family's not complete. >> reporter: they have speaken only once, two years ago. >> even a wrong thing said can place the child in further jeopardy. it's best to coordinate that with law enforcement. >> reporter: here at kyron's school, all the kids have left
for the summer. all the search teams have packed up and gone home. it seems very quiet. but investigators insist, they are not giving up. >> we are making progress. it's going to just take time. it takes time to do, again, a thorough investigation. >> reporter: for kyron's family and this community, these 21 days have been anything but happy. but they haven't given up hope. clayton sandell, abc news, portland. we are joined, now, by kyron's mother and father. desiree young and ken horman. thank you for joining us in this difficult time for you. we heard from authority members and family members right now. but it's very important for you to come forward and talk about your son. why now? and what exactly do you want us to know, desiree? >> well, it's important to keep kyron's face out there so that
everybody sees him. so, hopefully, someone will see him and recognize him. and will report the tip that we're all waiting for, that brings him home. >> and tell us about your little boy. >> he's a wonderful boy. over the father's day weekend, i thought of, just many ways to describe him. he's just -- he's the boy a father, that you, just want to have. he's amazing. he's loving. he's tender. he's knowledgeable, smart, funny. he's the boy you hope to have when you're a father. >> i know it had to be just a terribly difficult father's day for you recently. kyron, did he have any emotional problems? anything that would make you think that he would wander off at all, desiree?
no. he's very timid and shy. he can't see very well. so, he tends to stick close to home. and doesn't go outside a certain parameter. he's not an adventurous child. so, he doesn't like to wander off. >> we also know that your wife, kyron's stepmother, was the last to see him there at the school. what has she told you about that morning? >> well, that's part of the investigation. those are things that she's been working with law enforcement. i'm unable to comment on that at this time. >> you realize the more people who do know, don't you feel they will be able to help you in locating your boy? >> oh, of course.
obviously, you know, the public knows that he was dropped off at school that morning. and that he was seen by other students. and that, of course, he was photographed in front of his project. and anything beyond that is part of the investigation. and we've been instructed not to talk about. but obvious -- you know, we know he was dropped off at school. and he was there. so -- >> but the police, authorities do stay in constant contact with you? you're satisfied with how things are proceeding, kaine? >> yeah. multiple times a day, we talk on the phone. we go in and talk to them about other leads or bits or pieces of information. interviews. we do everything we can on a daily basis to contact and be proactive about helping with the investigation. >> it's been three weeks now. i mean, your mind just must be going in 1,000 different
directions. do you have -- have you thought about anything. i know you're sharing with police, of course. but any theorys? anything that you can think of how this happened? or why this happened? or what's going on here? >> honestly, it's a parent's worst nightmare. we've wracked our brains trying to think of reasons why. and i think i can speak for kaine. we cannot come up with anything. my sister used a phrase with somebody recently. it's like a portal opened up in the school. and kyron just vanished into it. it's a mystery, really. it's very heart-wrenching. >> if somebody is watching this morning, or if kyron is watching this morning, what do you want to say? >> that we love you.
and we need you to come home. >> your strength is so admirable at this difficult time. desiree, kaine, thank you very much for joining us. and you remain in our thoughts and our prayers. thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you. it is time, now, for the weather. marysol is in for sam champion. she's out at the park. marysol? >> thanks so much, robin. good morning to you. good morning, everyone. we want to show you some pictures of the severe weather that ripped through portions of new england. this is bridgeport, connecticut, that you'll take a look at. hurricane-force winds ripped through there. 25 people were injured. there is suspicions that it might have been a tornado. the national weather service will look at that today. you can see blinding rain. it came fast and it came furiously. today's the big cleanup. the good news is, the weather is cooperating for once. it starts to dry out. it's a lot less humid. temperatures in the 80s. you can see this is still above
normal. we look at the tropics because there is a tropical wave that's getting more organized. it's between honduras and haiti in the caribbean sea. right now, we have two, separate tracks. one, it goes over the yucatan and dies. the second track, it makes a beeline for the gulf of mexico. and it could become a hurricane. that would affect the gu thanks so much. this weather report has been brought to you by macy's. everyone very excited for alicia. when we come back, a high-tech city where your waiter may turn.
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well, take a look around your home this morning. the tv you're watching that's on, the fridge, even the dashboard in the car out in the driveway. there's a pretty good chance that some of those electronics come from korea. a country about the same size as kentucky. but it has one of the fastest growing economies in the world. juju chang has more on the country's amazing advancement. >> today marks the 60 anniversary of the start of the korean war. and korea has soared from one of the poorest countries in the world to one of the richest countries. and the key is these microchips. the brains behind most electronics. and they are the driving force behind korea's high-tech overdrive. it's a culture steeped in 5,000 years of tradition. but today, pagodas and palaces have given way to a sea of
gleaming skyscrapers. this is seoul, the world's most-wired wonderland. >> there are so many pioneering things going on here in korean. >> reporter: 95% of households in south korea boast broadband internet sectioconnection, compo 60% in the u.s. >> i'm always wired. >> reporter: seoul is a high-tech city, dotted with digital screens. they are everywhere. filling over 20,000 internet cafes. and even lining the streets. these are seoul's new media pools. large displays offer all kinds of information. maps, news, movie tickets. even an e-photo booth, right on the street. homes are fully wired, too. this is a smart home.
smart homes are sprouting up all over seoul. offering what is called the ubiquitous life. the ability to control all major household functions in one central system. >> open the door. >> reporter: open the door. you can make phone calls from here, too? >> yes. phone calls here. >> reporter: instead of a post-it note, you leave a video message. >> yes. >> reporter: and let's talk tvs. samsung and lg control about 40% of the flat-screen tv market. and both rank in the top five for sales of cell phones. their secret? >> you have to be very speedy. speedy, not only in terms of making the decision to enter into that area. but speedy, in terms of making decision all along the value chain. >> reporter: competitors still have the edge when it comes to software and design. >> introducing iphone 4. >> reporter: to take on iphone, they recently teamed up with google software.
armed with androids, i took to the streets of seoul. i set up a coffee date. then, paid for my ride with the cell phone. by the way, the subways are all wired, too. i can't believe i can watch tv on the subway. my coffee date, a korean star. our waiter is a robot being tested out in seoul's cafes. other sites, kindergartens, using teachers aides. today, we're just ordering coffee. >> what do you have? >> we have cafe. >> passion. it influences everything. art, acting. of course, high-tech. >> reporter: you must get manned
all the time. ♪ mobbed, with a high-tech response. a trip to the mall turns into a photo, video and live streaming production. this happens to you everywhere? >> i told you, i don't go out. >> reporter: a sea of fully-wired teens, coming of age ahead of its time. >> it's fascinating. i'm curious, with all the electronics that have helped to isolate people? or sort of bring them together? >> well, it is isolating, obviously. that's a downside of all the success. there's 2 million addicts in south korea. the ministry is working with games companies to impose an overnight shutdown for the young, popular games. >> and i know they have the gadgets. but in addition to that, access
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it's still hot but not as yesterday. 77 right now at anne arundel community college in glen burnie. we maxed out yesterday at 100 degrees. 73 right now in perry hall. 74 for manchester back towards columbia. all underneath sunshine. high pressure in the canadian air mass draped to the south. if you are headed to the beach, you may run into cloud cover.
on the north side in central maryland, we get the influence of the slightly cooler, less humid air mass making for a good looking day. still aiming for 90. this will be the seventh day of the stretch of 90 degree temperatures knocking it back into the 60s. tomorrow we bring it back up to 94. even hotter temperatures on sunday and monday. here's kim now with traffic. fairly quiet around the beltway. all of our earlier incidents have been cleared away. if you are traveling towards the capital beltway, be advised it does start to slow at powder mill road. as we take a peek at our beltway, looking good. this is 95 southbound with very few delays as you head towards the split and tunnels as we take a peek at the maps. we do still have that fire activity working in towson.
park. is. >> just teasing you. just getting you ready for 12-time grammy winner, alicia keys, who will grace this very stage, coming up, for you. we say good morning, america. george has this friday morning off. david muir is here with us. >> boy, did i pick a good one. thanks for having me. it's going to be a huge morning here. they're telling us, the biggest crowd of the summer here at central park. alicia keys coming out shortly. also, this morning, the passing of michael jackson. it's been a whole year. and this morning, his inner circle will talk about those last days with michael jackson in an abc news exclusive. and our summer safety series wrapping up this morning. we're talking about playgrounds. but there are some hidden dangers. we have one family's cautionary tale. we'll share that with you, coming up, as well. it's all about alicia keys in our final half hour. let's get back to juju chang in the studio with the news.
good morning, juju. >> good morning, robin and david. looks fun out there. i must say. we begin with new news from wall street. early this morning, the house and senate have agreed on a financial reform plan that would be the largest form of legislation since the great depression. the new agency would restrict how banks trade financial instruments. hundreds of thousands of americans will soon lose their unemployment benefits. the senate last night rejected a bill that would have extended those benefits for people out of work longer than six months. overseas, now. u.s. marines fighting for control of a village in southern afghanistan ran into fierce resistance this morning from taliban fighters. [ gunfire ] and miguel marquez is with the marines. he tells us, they took fire from three directions at one point. but were able to return safely to their base. in other news, bp says the cost of cleaning up the gulf oil
spill is now approaching $2.5 billion. that news sent the company's stock plummeting this morning, as more oil washes ashore in florida and alabama. scientists say nearly 50 dolphins have now beached themselves. and there's another worry, the possibility of a tropical storm brewing in the caribbean. we've all been told to cut back on salt. but apparently, we're not doing a very good job. a new government report finds only 10% of americans, just one in ten, are keeping their salt intake within the recommended level, which is less than one teaspoon a day. and more american women are opting against motherhood. new census figures show 18% of women in their child bearing years never gave birth. that's twice as many as back in the '70s. and prince harry is stateside to take a bite out of the big apple this weekend. john berman looks ahead at the visit. >> reporter: it will be a whirlwind, three-day invasion
for the prince. harry, in the conflict of afghanistan, will observe live fire exercises at west point. he'll also try to fire a different sort of round, throwing out the first pitch at a mets game. your best chance to see the prince might be right here. a charity polo match on sunday. it's his second year playing in the polo classic. with heartthrob/polo star, nacho figueras. how good is he? >> he's been riding all his life. heeds a good rider. >> reporter: the proceeds will go to his charity, sentebale, to help hiv/aids in desoto. it's a cause his mother would be proud of. in an interview with the itn, harry says he thinks about her constantly. >> what would she be like if she was around today? i think we have our own opinion of what she would be like.
mad, would be one word to describe her. >> reporter: john berman, abc news. >> they're a lovely legacy. now, let's take a preview of what's coming up tonight on "world news." here's diane sawyer. >> good morning to you, juju. coming up on "world news," these sandwiches, these burgers with cheese and everything else on top, are monstrous these days. why are they selling them to us? and why are we eating them? we all learn about ourselves tonight. and our "person of the week." so, we'll see you then. bye, juju. >> sad to say, i had one of those burgers. now, time for the weather. marysol castro in the park with the hugest crowd ever. i don't know about you, mary. but i'm going to be humming alicia keys all day today. >> i'm telling you, juju. i only wish you were here with us to enjoy it. and the crowds are all here. it's alecia keys. what's not to love. let's go to the maps and tell you what folks can expect in terms of severe weather.
we're keeping an eye on it. the biggest threat is the tornados. 80-mile-per-hour wind gusts are expected. large hail. and, of course, flash flooding. we turn to the tropics. two hurricanes in the pacific. the first one is hurricane celia, a cat 5. it's the earliest storm of this strength, thus far, in history. it's not affecting land. the other hurricane is darby. it's possibly a category 1 or 2. closer to mexico. as we look at your outlook the east coast to the west coast. it warms up on sunday. we're keeping an eye on the northern plains. we are expected to have storms that move out by sunday. and at the west coast, look
thanks so much. more on your weekend outlook a little later on in the show. robin? >> all right, marysol. thank you very much. i'm here with cynthia mcfadden. a year ago today, we were stunned. the world was stunned, with the passing, the death of michael jackson. and he left behind a tremendous legacy. the best-selling album of all-time. he also left behind questions of how he lived and how he died. you had a chance to talk to some that knew him best. >> reporter: he was not only one of the greatest stars in the world. but he was also one of the most private. and i had a chance to spend time
with people who were near him and very concerned. he was a very public figure. but known by so few. these three were part of his inner circle. dennis tompkins, karen faye and david bush were around him. they witnessed unguarded moments like these. abc news paid to license these footage and photos from his three colleagues. >> i'm not lit proper. it isn't fair. >> reporter: they weren't just with him for 25 years. they were with him for the beginning of the end, as well. when you look at the face at the end, it looks sad. >> he was very sad. >> reporter: he was starting to lose weight. >> he wasn't sleeping. and he was losing weight drastically. like 15 pounds.
>> reporter: he didn't have much to lose. >> when i met him in march, one of my first concerns was he was too thin to do a show. but i thought once he starts working out, on the dance floor, he will eat and build himself up again. >> reporter: so, there was a lot of pressure going into this? >> a lot of pressure. >> reporter: this was going to be his first, major appearance since the trial. >> a lot more stress than he wanted or agreed to do. >> reporter: and the first time his kids were going to see him. >> yes. >> reporter: so, there's a lot on the line. did you also feel he was taking drugs at that time? medication of some sort? >> i really don't -- i can't really go here because of impending trial and things like that. so, we can't -- this is kind of like a difficult area. >> reporter: and then, last june, the moment karen faye had feared. >> michael jackson was brought here. full cardiac arrest. >> and is now in a coma. >> reporter: her friend, michael jackson, had died. karen, the family called you and asked you to make michael jackson up.
>> yeah. nobody else could have. >> reporter: how did you do it? >> it was an honor to do it. it was an honor to do it. i knew how he wanted to look. so, i did. for his family. for his children. >> reporter: and you all dressed him. >> the family called. they said, you worked with michael so many years. and we need you to do his outfit. i thought, if he ever needed me, he needs me now. >> reporter: what did you pick? >> there were elements of everything that were his favorite looks over the years. the work that we did at forest lawn, i bonded us for live. >> nine hours, wasn't it? >> nine hours. >> reporter: nine hours together. >> they asked me to help.
everyone's gone. we have to get him in the coffin. so, i had to help pick him up and place him in the coffin. and to me, it's like, i got to do this for my best friend. >> reporter: dennis designed this crown, to bid the king of pop good-bye. >> when that casket was brought in to forest lawn for the service, prince and paris and blanket lifted it and put it on the center of the flowers, on the coffin. >> reporter: that must have been a moment. >> it definitely was. >> reporter: his friends say he was to thin and was not sleeping at all, they were so worried about him. they'd seen him in a variety of circumstances over the years. but this time, they actually thought he might die. robin? >> how about dr. conrad murray? >> hair and makeup is everywhere. they said they saw dr. murray exactly once. >> going to be an interesting
trial. >> will, indeed. >> thank you for the sneak peek. we'll be watching tonight. have a good weekend. a special two-hour edition of "20/20" tonight, beginning at 9:00, 8:00 central time. and you can see more exclusive video of michael jackson on our website at abcnews.com. coming up next, we have our summer safety series. it's going to wrap up with your child. are they safe from hidden playground dangers?e weight, the more options you have, the more likely you are to stay on track. that's why there are 9 delicious kinds of special k® cereal. ♪ ♪ because every girl could use a little variety. ♪ special k®, now in 9 delicious flavors. rheumatoid arthritis going? they'reiscovering the first self-injectable ra medicine
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hazard. we want our kids to take risks on the playground. that's how they learn. that's how they grow. we need to limit the most common playground hazards so when they take those risks, they won't get hurt. the hazards are invisible to a parent's untrained eye. and a child's untrained body. the foley found that out the hard way when 5-year-old ciara slipped on one of these hard, metal domes at a new park. breaking their nose and knocking out a tooth. >> they don't scream to you, this could be dangerous. >> so many of the hazards are hidden. >> reporter: we asked playground safety inspector, bill fulsh, to open our eyes to the hidden dangers. first up, improper surfacing. woodchips are the most common surface for falls. and they work well. but they're supposed to be nine inches deep. >> we're a good six inches shorts of our depth right now. >> reporter: this is a serious deficiency.
>> this is one where we see most of our injuries. >> reporter: that fall zone is supposed to extend in every direction. >> children will play the correct way. when they're tired of that, they will make their new game. >> reporter: lack of maintenance is the next hazard. these hooks are eroded and not as thick as they used to be. >> the chain breaks away. >> reporter: next up, pinch points that can crush a child's fingers. watch what would happen if a child stuck his fingers in this hanging bridge when another walked on it. i step on this. that pinches it. and your fingers are feeling the pressure, right? head entrapment is one of the most serious and unexpected hazards. kids will try to get through spaces like this. >> exactly. >> reporter: their legs will fit. and maybe their little bodies.
but once they get to the head -- >> exactly. >> reporter: -- they're stuck. playground inspectors use a smaller probe to see if a child's torso will fit into an opening. and then, a larger one, to see if their head will be trapped. >> the potential for hanging the head on that opening is very, very severe. >> reporter: inadequate guardrails are another concern. this climbing structure has a big, open gap on one side. and a wide timber kids would be tempted to use as a balance beam on the other. and finally, entanglement hazards. this slide and platform are not up to code because the space between them causes a dangerous corner, where kids' clothing can get caught, strangling them. and this is not just paranoia. these things really happen. >> these things really happen. >> reporter: by contrast, state-of-the-art, safe playgrounds, like the one at this school in washington, d.c., are designed not for just what adults think kids will do. but for what kids really will do.
and these same rules, david, actually apply to home playgrounds. amazingly enough, more children are hurt on backyard play sets like this than in public playgrounds every year. mostly because park and rec know the rules. good surfacing, and watch out for entanglements. >> you and i were talking about these "s" hoox. they can pose a great danger. >> this is something people should see. if you can pass a dime through it, it's open too far. and that poses an entangle hazard. you have some clothing there. >> this is the dime rule. >> that's right. if the neckline or the hood gets caught on the "s" hook, as they're swinging, or jump off the swing, going down a slide, possible strangulation. and this happens every year. >> you don't have to go to the hardware store. just tighten it, right?
>> absolutely. you need a wrench or plyiers to squeeze this shut. >> if the spaces are large enough to fit, say, a plastic toy, it's large enough for your child to get stuck. >> yeah. that's really key. there's certain things that 457 over and over again. if people would just tend to the issues we saw in our story, they would be in really good shape. >> great to see you. and alicia keys. the biggest crowd here for the summer. and she's coming up next. pace yourself. be aware of your surroundings. don't ignore obvious signs. stay hydrated at all times. get plenty of fresh air and sunshine. ♪ and don't worry-- lots of people live active lives with asthma.
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and knock down the humidity as well. still a hot day. still above normal but not as hot as yesterday. no storms to be found and no storms locally. tonight we're into the 60s. tomorrow, we start cranking up the humidity, the heat and afternoon storms with a high of 94. let's go back to the roads now. here's kim brown. >> reporter: thanks, justin. traffic is looking marvelous around the area. a lot of the delays have been cleared away as we take a peek at the cameras. no problems 95 on down towards the beltway and that delays as -- and no delays as you approach the tunnel. towson is our hot spot. you will still see fire activity on the scene that has joppa road closed in both directions right at the towson round about. police are on the scene directing traffic, however, i'd avoid that area if i were you. no problems here on the 83s as you make your way southbound on
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use of what's called the blue alert system to help police catch those suspected of violent attacks on law enforcement officers. o'malley plans to sign an executive order today establishing the new public alert program designed to rapidly disseminate information of the people accused of killing or seriously injuring aa police officer. this is all in response to when trooper first class wesley brown was killed earlier this month. several days passed before two suspects were arrested. a new surge of employees is part of the biggest in the base realignment. brac continues and while this is only the beginning, the effects are only noticeable. harford county expects to have added about 19,000 new jobs. today marks the year since michael jackson's death and remembrances are planned all over the world.
this as reverend al sharpton will have a moment of silence in new york city. thousands are expected to be in jackson's hometown of gary, indiana with the unveiling of a monument to the king of pop in front of the house where he and his siblings grew up. of course many tri-hards will be camping out. the stars were out on the premiere. you can see the packed red carpet as people waved to their favorite stars. we'll see you in a half hour for "good morning, maryland" at 9:00. have a great weekend. çó
it is great to see you. you know david? david, alicia. >> oh, yeah. thank you. >> gorgeous. she is a superwoman. and a superstar. alicia keys, ladies and gentlemen. [ cheers and applause ] oh. we have a lot to talk about. >> we have to catch up about so many things. >> we will. and south africa, too. i know you were there. we have that. >> biggest crowd of the summer. >> biggest crowd of the summer. [ cheers and applause ] >> and this morning, alicia's going to announce the winner of her superwoman project. i know you've been following this project. >> it's dear to her. and your head blogger. i'm about to be in tears right now. we have a lot to get to. let's goat marysol. >> and the forecast. >> marysol? >> i'm in tears, too. alicia, i love you, lady.
these folks have been here forever. tell me your names, quickly. >> nicholas. >> michelle. >> christine. >> from new york. your favorite alicia keys song is? >> "unthinkable." >> this is your shot at fame. one, two. ♪ moments i see >> straight to the maps. i love you. the east coast dries up nicely. severe storms in the upper midwest. the pacific northwest continues thank you so much. it's time for our birthday cheer. very special one today.
brienigville, pennsylvania. jaime rivera. this is from your friend, celine. the two of you met as correctional officers. she couldn't be with you or your wife and kids to celebrate. so, we are sending this birthday cheer on her behalf. we hope you have a wonderful day. we wish you could be here to see alecia keys. and this birthday cheer is brought to you by the american cancer society. get up. happy birthday. >> all right, marysol. thank you very much. what are we missing? >> there's someone else here. >> there is somebody else here. it is getting hot. it has nothing to do with the weather. it has everything to do with 12-time grammy winner, r&b and artist of the decade, alicia
keys. this song took the city and the country. and with her own personal version, broken down. "empire state of mind." >> new york! it's so good to be home. we have to talk about where we're from. ♪ oooh, oooh, new york oooh, oooh, new york ♪ ♪ grew up in a town that is famous as a place ♪ ♪ of movie scenes noise is always loud ♪ ♪ there are sirens all around and the streets are mean ♪ ♪ if i could make it here i could make it anywhere ♪ ♪ that's what they say seeing my face in lights ♪
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element of freedom." alicia keys here in central park this morning. and the reviews for this album have been incredible. someone said it's a mix of seductive soul and your hip-hop background. how did you come together with this? >> this album has been extremely special for me. i always want to grow. and i feel this album, i was able to explore so many things. not only continuing the foundation with the piano and my classical background. but also moving into different keyboards and different writing styles. i continue to grow. i love the way this album sounds. and they've responded all over the world. >> i saw you in south africa. that amazing concert. what was it like to be performing with those stars from that country and everyone? >> absolutely. the world cup was extremely special. for south africa to be hosting such an event is impactful. the energy there was unbelievable. but i was there for my organization, keep the child alive. does so much work in south
africa. thank you for your support. the thing i'm worried about is the village. many of the children are orphaned because of aids. we're in the process of building a village, to be a place, a safe haven for them. to build a lot of villages, to be there going on. and to see what's going on with my clinic, the blue roof clinic, that we opened in durban, was emotional for me. and i'm really, really excited. i want everybody to get involved. everybody go to keepachildalive.org, to lend your expertise and help. >> this is something that's been a part of your life for many years. >> yeah. absolutely. >> now, also a part of your life. congratulations. >> thank you. >> five months? five months? >> right about that time. >> oh, my goodness. >> yes. >> you wear it well. doesn't she? >> thank you. >> when you were in south
africa, there was a blessing. there was a blessing for you and everyone. your baby. >> absolutely. yes. myself, and swiss, and the baby. what it was, we were there for one of the beautiful organizations we help to support. they help to rescue children who have been abused. some of them raped. it's a terrible situation. but these women are so embracing and so incredible. they all meet under this tree. so, all the women of the tree welcomed us there. thanked us for our live. gave us a blessing. and blessed the baby. it was really special. >> you're the blessing for us today. and we wish you well with the pregnancy. and the song. you'll soon be how to sleep with a baby. this song is "how to sleep with a broken heart." congratulatio congratulations. >> thank you. "try sleeping." ♪ even if you were a million miles away ♪
♪ i could still feel you in my bed ♪ ♪ near me touch me, feel me ♪ ♪ and even in the bottom of the sea ♪ ♪ i can still hear inside my head ♪ ♪ telling me touch me, feel me ♪ ♪ and all the time you were telling me lies ♪ ♪ so tonight, i'm going to find a way to make it ♪ ♪ without you tonight, i'm going to find a way to make it without you ♪ ♪ i'm gonna hold on to the times we had ♪ ♪ tonight i'm gonna find a way to make it without you ♪ ♪ have you ever tried sleeping with a broken heart ♪ ♪ well, you can try sleeping in my bed ♪ ♪ lonely, only
nobody ever shut it down like you ♪ ♪ you wore the crown you make my body feel heaven-bound ♪ ♪ why don't you hold me need me ♪ ♪ i thought you told me you'd never leave me ♪ ♪ looking in the sky i can see your face ♪ ♪ and i knew right where i'd fit in ♪ ♪ take me, make me you know that i'll always ♪ ♪ be in love with you right till the end ♪ ♪ so tonight i'm gonna find a way to make it without you ♪ ♪ tonight i'm gonna find a way to make it without you ♪ ♪ i'm gonna hold on to the times that we had ♪ ♪ tonight i'm gonna find a way to make it without you ♪ ♪ anybody could have told you
right from the start ♪ ♪ it's about to fall apart so rather than hold ♪ ♪ on to a broken dream ♪ or just hold on to love and i could find a way to make it ♪ ♪ don't hold on too tight ail make it without you tonight ♪ ♪ so tonight i'm gonna find a way to make it without you ♪ ♪ tonight i'm gonna find a way to make it without you ♪ ♪ i'm gonna hold on to the times that we had ♪ ♪ tonight i'm gonna find a way to make it without you ♪ ♪ somebody help me na, na, na ♪ ♪ yeah la, la, la, la, la ♪
♪ la, la, la, la, la, la la, la, la, la, la ♪ ♪ have you ever tried tried sleeping with a broken heart ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ♪ storyteller: hey diddle diddle the cat and the fiddle the cow jumped over the moon. then quickly fell back to earth, landing on the roof of a dutch colonial. luckily, geico recently helped the residents with homeowners insurance. they were able to get the roof repaired like new. they later sold the cow, because they had all become lactose intolerant. call geico and see how much you could save on homeowners insurance.
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>> this is one of the best days of my life. it really is. >> you can logon to her website or our website, too, to get more information about this. >> absolutely. superwoman is such an incredible site. i'm proud of it. it's a provocative, enlightening, positive, empowering site. it will be one source about news, finance, fashion. everything that every woman and person wants to know about. i'm very excited about it. alexis has such a unique voice. and the minute i met her, i knew she was something that was going to bring something extremely special to the site. >> congratulations, alexis. i'm sure alexis is thinking "unthinkable." that's our last song. >> congratulations. thank you. [ cheers and applause ] >> new york city. if you're feeling good, say, yeah. and i want to know. is everybody on this side, are you ready?
everybody over here, are you ready? ♪ moment of honesty someone's gotta take ♪ ♪ the lead tonight whose it gonna be? ♪ ♪ i'm gonna sit right here and tell you all ♪ ♪ that comes to me if you have something to say ♪ ♪ you should say it right now ♪ ♪ you should say it right now ♪ ♪ you ready? ♪ you give me a feeling that i never felt before ♪ ♪ and i deserve it i think i deserve it ♪ ♪ and i deserve it i think i deserve it ♪ ♪ let it go it's becoming something ♪ ♪ that's impossible to ignore and i can't take it ♪ ♪ i can't take it ♪ i was wondering maybe could i make you my baby ♪ ♪ if we do the unthinkable would it make us look crazy ♪
♪ if you ask me i'm ready i'm ready, i'm ready ♪ ♪ if you ask me i'm ready i'm ready, i'm ready ♪ ♪ i know you once said to me this is exactly how it should ♪ ♪ feel when it's meant to be time is only wasting ♪ ♪ so why wait for eventually? if we gon' do something 'bout it ♪ ♪ we should do it right now we should do it right now ♪ ♪ bay, uh ♪ you give me a feeling that i never felt before ♪ ♪ and i deserve it i think i deserve it ♪ ♪ and i deserve it i think i deserve it ♪ ♪ let it go it's becoming something ♪ ♪ that's impossible to ignore and i can't take it ♪ ♪ i can't take it ♪ i was wondering maybe
could i make you my baby ♪ ♪ if we do the unthinkable would it make us look crazy ♪ ♪ if you ask me i'm ready i'm ready, i'm ready ♪ ♪ if you ask me i'm ready i'm ready, i'm ready ♪ ♪ why give up before we try feel the lows before the highs ♪ ♪ clip our wings before we fly away ♪ ♪ i can't say i came prepared i'm suspended in the air ♪ ♪ won't you come be in the sky with me ♪ ♪ i was wondering maybe r
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8:56. we've got 74 degrees in westminster, a nice improvement from where we were this time yesterday. that's westminster. we're pushing the 80 threshold. still 79 but feels like 81. in annapolis, we've got sunshine. it's late june. it will be long and strong. we've got a canadian air mass building in slightly cooler and slightly less humid air and that will hold tight for a day. we go back to humidity tomorrow afternoon. we'll light up the storms and repeat the pattern as we crank up more heat and humidity on sunday. enjoy today, the break and still in the 90-degree stretch for day seven in a row. tonight we drop back into the upper 60s around town. away from the city and the bay probably in the lower 60s but then crank it back up to 94 on saturday. more on the heat wave coming up on "good morning, maryland" at 9:00. now a look at traffic with kim. >> reporter: thanks, justin.
we end on a good note and no real problems to let you know about at the major highways. still minor incidents working around the area. as we take a peek at our cameras, some moderate volumes still southbound on 95 approaching white marsh boulevard. no delays right now. as we look at our maps at this particular moment, we have an accident working in baltimore city. that will be president and fayette street. in towson, you will see joppa road at that towson round about as they continue the fire investigation and accident remaining on the scene at rowland view right now at bellona avenue. checking the drive times, all in the green. traffic moving at a very nice pace. stay with us. "good morning, maryland" is up right after this.