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keith morrison: no, she did not deserve the way her life ended on that cold december morning in deer park, washington. the ne"the news with shepard sm starts now there's trouble brewing in the gulf of mexico storm watch. i'm shepard smith. this is "the news" on cnbc state of emergency the gulf coast braces for the threat of a tropical storm millions of americans in its path a warning about the new fast spreading covid delta variant. >> it's a variant that is more easily transmissible, tends to be deadlier. >> the white house struggles to hit its july 4th vaccination goal tonight the states most at risk. lawmakers sound the alarm. >> wheels up out of afghanistan, it is a death sentence for our
local allies. >> afghan interpreters lives at risk as fears grow the u.s. will leave them behind. the people are here, the demand is here >> but the workers are not employers being pressured to pay more the power shift being felt by businesses the feds investigate deadly tesla crashes. why there's an explosion of shark sightings. and americans seek revenge on covid by spending big on their vacations. live from cnbc, the facts. the truth. "the news with shepard smith." good evening millions of americans bracing for what could become the first tropical storm to hit the gulf coast this hurricane season. right now louisiana is under a state of emergency tropical storm force winds already reaching the coast line. a live look here from the beach club at gulf shores in alabama you can see the waves. they're starting to churn. the forecasters say that the system is strengthening as it
heads in a general direction of louisiana, mississippi, alabama. they expect it to hit somewhere tonight or early tomorrow morning. the wind is not the big concern. it's the water the national hurricane center warning of dangerous flash flooding and a surge along the coast in louisiana, mississippi, alabama and potentially the florida panhandle. forecasters say some areas could get more than a foot of rain last hurricane season was a record one five storms ravaged the coast. three of them, hurricanes that hit louisiana head on. meteorologist ryan phillips tracking this storm from the first alert weather center in our nbc station in south florida. ryan>> good even >> well, good evening. it is a lopsided system. it is poised to send all of the moisture into the gulf coast states as we head into the overnight hours tonight. not the prettiest system on the doorstep of potentially becoming our third named system of the season. whether or not that happens is not the emphasis instead, the excessive rainfall
that we're about to see from new orleans all the way as far east as panama city and florida watch this moisture just starting to move in. it's marching to the north across louisiana, mississippi, alabama and the panhandle of florida through the overnight hours and the morning hours on saturday there will be multiple impacts here along the way tropical storm warning remains in effect for the northern gulf coast states this is potential tropical cyclone cyclone 3. winds at 47 miles per hour moving off to the north. there will be some wind to this, but the main concern being the flooding rains and the storm surge. the track will carry it through the south from the southeast through the weekend. we'll still contend with the weekends even as it moves away at least from the gulf coast here here's the concern when we concentrate all of these rains, we'll have flooding problems we could see in excess from louisiana all the way over to mobile bay over 10 inches of rain don't forget the storm surge at 2 to 3 feet across the area
especially late night hours tonight into saturday morning. shep >> that's the southeast, ryan. in the west, opposite problem. bone dry another day of record heat >> yeah, we cannot get away from this heat, shep. even today setting yet another record high temperature in phoenix. 117 degrees this afternoon this is the earliest occurrence of four consecutive days of at least 115 degrees. multiple locations with extreme heat bullhead city, arizona, 120 degrees this afternoon palm springs, california, 117 degrees. vegas at 112 hot temperatures as we wind through the late afternoon, early evening hours. no break in sight from the foreseeable future from the excessive heat wave in the southwestern states. >> ryan phillips from nbc 6 south florida. thank you. the rain is coming down on bourbon street right about now we'll take you to louisiana shortly as the storm moves closer. covid watch first.
growing concerns as cnbc reports tonight that the delta variant could soon become the dominant strain in the united states. but president biden says he does not believe the variant will push the country back into lockdown >> the delta variant can cause more people to die in areas where people have not been vaccinated where people have gotten the two shots the delta variant is highly unlikely to result in anything other than -- i mean, it's -- the existing vaccines are very effective no, it's not a lockdown, but some areas will be very hurt. >> areas with low vaccination rates the most at risk so far only 15 states have met the president's goal of getting 70% of adults at least partially vaccinated by independence day, and missouri is not one of them. health officials there say they're seeing a surge in covid cases driven in part by that delta variant. in brookfield here's nbc's ellison barber >> the delta variant showed up in wastewater in branson,
missouri, on may 10th. branson is about four hours away from here. within a week it was detected in the wastewater right here in brookfield it's been spreading across the state ever since listen to what the president of one local hospital told us >> it's coming you're at risk you're a sitting duck if you're not vaccinated we want you to vaccinate because more hospitals are filling. >> reporter: the university of missouri is working with the state's health department to detect and track covid-19 in wastewater facilities all across the state. not only can scientists detect covid-19 in waste waters and by default in specific communities but they can also identify exact variants scientists studying this tell us what the data shows them in this state right now is that not only is the delta variant prevalent but it is spreading incredibly fast, particularly in smaller rural communities where less people are vaccinated. right here in lynn county,
only 1/3 of residents are fully vaccinated shepherd. >> ellison, thanks. you know we keep hearing the best way to protect against the variants is just to get vaccinated what about kids under 12 who aren't eligible to get a shot. meg tirrell covers health and science for us meg, how much of a threat does delta poise to little ones >> reporter: well, shep, experts i've been talking to are more worried about delta than previous variants because of how much more transmissible it is. we have been seeing from data out of the u.k. that this affects kids there has been a slight uptick in hospitalizations in the u.k. among kids under the age of 17 but the numbers are still pretty small. we do know that this is driving growth in cases in england right now. according to a new study out of imperial college in london. prevalence in kids 5 to 12 and 18 to 24 of the coronavirus is five times higher than adults older than 65. of course that has a lot to do with vaccination rates
also the fact kids are in school doctors like lena wen and meagan rainy an e.r. doctor at brown. they have been saying the best thing is for everyone around kids to get vaccinated and employ masks inside when appropriate. shep >> dr. scott gottleib said he thinks delta becomes a real concern in the fall. any chance young kids will be eligible for a shot by then? >> reporter: well, it's in pfizer's plans they have set out the most concrete timelines in terms of vaccinations for kids that we've seen from any of the companies they are planning to have data by september for kids ages 2 to 5 and 5 to 11 to potentially submit for emergency use authorization. then even younger than that down to babies ages 6 months in november we'll have to see what the data look like. they are testing lower doses if they look good, it will be in the fda's hands, shep. >> have a good weekend thank you. a federal court siding with the state of florida in its fight with the cdc over cruise line restrictions.
a judge granting a preliminary injunction that prevents the cdc from enforcing its rules the cdc wants a majority of people on cruises to be fully vaccinated before it sails florida's governor has opposed that even signing a ban bannings companies from that. governor ron desantis tauted the ruling as a victory. several cruise ceos said they want guests vaccinated because they think that's frankly best for their business no word yet from cdc officials they have until july to propose changes to the court several cruise lines are going to set sale from florida and other states later this month. the safest way to hold the tokyo olympics is without any fans at all. that's the word today from japan's top health adviser the doctor says putting fans in stadiums and arenas like this one would increase the risk of covid outbreaks. he warns the games will likely
trigger more traveling and partying all across the country. organizers already banned fans from abroad but they're expected to announce next week whether they will allow local fans government officials want to let in as many as 10,000 people at some events. the opening ceremony now just five weeks away. america's promise to afghans is in jeopardy thousands of them who helped during the war are at risk of being left behind as the withdrawal of american troops speeds up. the warning from lawmakers and the plan they want the white house to authorize. new federal investigations into several deadly tesla crashes. i who was not behind the wheel in one car that has people asking questions. and a man charged with shooting and killing this 6-year-old boy has his bail revoked as prosecutors outline his attempts to hide once he learned that little boy died
just fill and chill. over almost 20 years of war in afghanistan, thousands of afghan citizens worked as interpreters for our warriors. the military calls them invaluable partners. now they're in trouble because time is running out for the united states to get them out of afghanistan before american troops pull out. now there's a major hangup covid has forced the u.s. embassy in kabul to lockdown that's threatening to slow down the excruciatingly slow process of issuing visas to afghan right now roughly 18,000 afghans are waiting for special immigrant visas. the big fear is the taliban will murder interpreters along with anybody else who helped the u.s. government when there's nobody left there to protect them for some context, it takes nearly 1,000 days on average for
the u.s. government to process just one special immigrant visa for an afghan. there are just 85 days left until president biden's deadline to remove all u.s. troops from afghanistan. september 11th lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle are sounding alarms and urging the biden administration to evacuate the interpreters now. >> we are running out of time. when that last soldier goes wheels up out of afghanistan, it is a death sentence for our local allies the taliban have made that clear in their words and in their actions as they hunt these people down. >> for nearly two decades interpreters have been putting their lives on the line bridging the gap between american soldiers and the people of afghanistan in the battle to win hearts and minds this is a u.s. soldier walking with his arm around his unit's interpreter and here an interpreter salutes a fallen u.s. soldier in his regiment interpreters have even saved americans' lives, including the life of matt zeller.
he served in afghanistan as an army captain, co-founded no one left behind, an organization that helps get special visas for interpreters from iraq and afghanistan. matt, thank you. remind us how important they are afghans are and have been and the promise we made to them? >> thanks for having me, shep. simply put, we couldn't have done our mission in afghanistan without them the taliban used to shoot at them first in firefights because they understood just how critical they were to our efforts. they called them the eyes. they'd say, shoot the eyes first. they understood that if we didn't have interpreters, we couldn't talk to the local population so they knew that without them, we couldn't do any of our jobs. they were the most critical asset on the battlefield next to our weapons. >> wow that puts them at grave danger now. state department said they'd add some staff to try to speed up the visa process you said you don't think that's enough you want a mass evacuation how would that work? is it feasible
>> it is absolutely feasible we've done it a number of times in our nation's history. at the end of the vietnam war we evacuated over 130,000 south vietnamese out of that country in a week to guam. in 1986 we air vacced 600 kurdish allies and brought them to guam out of northern iraq in 1999 we air lifted 20,000 kosovo allies to fort dix, new jersey we've kept our promise when asked to this is the biggest air lift since berlin since 1948. to get it done we have to fly about 71,000 of our afghan war time allies, the 18,000 principal applicants and their family members to guam the reason why we think guam is the best place to go is a couple of reasons one, it's a direct plane flight from afghanistan you don't have to stop anywhere to refuel. two, it's already u.s. territory. our immigration system works there. anybody brought to guam can't be deported back to afghanistan and potentially be murdered by the
taliban. any other country we bring them to, that could be a reasonable option you could end up with people ending up in kuwait with tents in the dessert to see them get deported later nobody wants that to happen. so it's guam or bust at this point. >> wow so tonight what is your direct message for president biden? >> oh, it's real simple. sir, we built you a bipartisan coalition. you're an administration that tauts itself as a defender and champion of human rights and you espouse -- to complex solutions you espouse bipartisan solutions. well, we've given you a bipartisan solution. you've got people like ron johnson and patrick leahy who don't agree on anything agreeing on this. you've got veterans groups, human rights organizations, faith-based organizations telling you that if we don't save these people, there is going to be a human rights disaster crimes against humanity will be committed and they'll be broadcast live for the world to see.
they're already happening. we're already losing war time allies we had a client the other day watch his father get murdered in front of his home because the taliban came to kill him and when they couldn't find him they shot his dad dead in the street. these people are dying right now. if we don't keep this promise, people like me in future wars are not going to have the allies to watch their backs and that means we have to accept higher casualty rates our blood -- their blood is going to be on our hands if we don't take care of them now. we have to do this it's a never again moment in the making. >> matt zeller, sounds like an absolute must do good luck to you and yours thanks for the bipartisan support and we'll watch it good night. a judge has revoked bail for the man charged with murdering 6-year-old aiden leos during a road rage shooting that happened last month his bail had been set at 2 million bucks. the judge found the allegations against this guy, marcus arrez alarming in a series of court filings
prosecutors laid out new details of what they say happened after that shooting. they say the suspect learned of the young boy's death a week after it happened and immediately knew he was responsible. then they say he hid his car in a relative's garage, stashed the gun away and began changing his appearance prosecutors say 23-year-old winnie li was driving that vehicle. they charged her as an accessory after the fact they both pleaded not guilty today. a hearing on li's bail is scheduled for next friday. the feds say they've opened 30 investigations into tesla crashes involving 10 deaths since the year 2016 in which auto pilot or assisted driving was suspected to have been in use. the national highway traffic safety administration released a list of these crashes today. so far they have ruled out the auto pilot system as a cause in three of those crashes now tesla's not responded to a request for comment, but the investigation started after two
people died in a fiery crash in texas two months ago cops say they do not believe anybody was behind the wheel at the time when the tesla went off the road and crashed. a retail battle coming to a head on monday in one corner amazon with its prime day deal and in the other the rest of the retail giants. so which companies will be picking -- packing the bigger punch? where can you get the best deals? the meaning of juneteenth from a family in galveston, texas. the story of their great, great grandparents from the bonds of slavery to being honored on the walls of the church. ♪
one day after the president's signature made juneteenth a federal holiday, celebrations are underway unde commemorating the end of across the crown tri country commemorating the end of slavery. in boston, juneteenth flag raced this morning dancers, drummers, others performed in front of the iconic faneuil hall
in cape may, new jersey, a new museum dedicated to harriet tubman opens tomorrow to coincide with the holiday. tubman lived there in the 1850s working to help fund her underground railroad missions. and galveston, texas, the birth place of juneteenth after troops arrived on june 19th, 1865, and announced all the slaves were free it became a place where newly freed slaves saw an opportunity. among them the great, great grandparents of june collins pullium. >> the first person in my family to come to galveston was horace skull and emily skull. they arrived in 1865 having been previously enslaved on port boliver right across the galveston bay. horace was born in alabama in 1830, and we have found a slave
auction record that includes his name they came here the year of juneteenth and began a life here my family has lived on the island ever since. this is a copy of a journal that was kept by my great-grandfather, ralph albert skull, galveston, texas, may 12th, 1931, is when he was writing this he talks about his father, horace skull he says. in the early days of freedom, horace skull carpentered and built manyt many houses for the ex-slaves it is surprising when you think about it that in 2021 these homes are still here and it just to me tells us what excellent workmanship and craftsmanship must have gone into the building of the homes basically my family has been living here in this spot, either living here or in ownership for about 130 years. as a 6-year-old along with two or three other students i was the first african-american
student at rosenberg elementary school in 1961 i am happy to say that it went without any difficulty ♪ ♪ >> trustees of the methodist church purchased this lot in 1848 as a worship site for the black slaves when my great, great grandparents arrived here, they became part of this church so horace skull's name is listed here on the cornerstone along with his son my family has been active members of this church since the 1860s. ♪ >> the galveston heritage choral was founded by my mother in 1962 1992 specifically for the purpose of preserving and promoting the singing of the
african-american spirituals, which of course, had been around since the days of slavery. ♪ this is a spot where general gordon granger declared that the people of texas are informed that all slaves are free to have juneteenth timely finally recognized here in galveston is a sense of something that this has been a long time coming ♪ i'm free at last ♪ >> june collins pullium in her own words. well, businesses are opening their doors but for how long tonight we look at the lack of workers and the factors that are keeping people from clocking back in. people 12 to 17 years old now can get vaccinated for covid, but what happens when they want a shot but their parents say, no, you don't and what could become the first tropical storm of the season churning towards the gulf coast. we're live in grand isle as we
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one of the biggest online shopping events of the year kicks off next week. it's amazon's prime day, and it's expected to rake in big bucks for the big company. according to adobe, prime day spending is set to top $11 billion this year. that would be more than the company made last cyber monday, black friday and thanksgiving. prime day has gotten so big it's forcing other companies to slash
prices to keep up. cnbc's courtney ragan now. courtney >> reporter: hi, shep. so amazon kicks off its seventh prime day event at 3 a.m. eastern time monday morning. it runs for 48 hours there's going to be more than 2 million deals, some of which are lightning deals. so they last only for a short period of time you have to check out pretty quick. electronics and toys, those are expected to be among the top selling categories again this year, along with books and appliances remember, get amazon's prime deals shoppers have to be prime members. and once you are, the retailer does its best to keep you in its ecosystem offering the best discounts on its own devices last year, four of the five best sellers were amazon's fire tv stick, fire tablet, echo show and echo dot that's a pattern similar to previous years other retailers do their best to remind consumers no membership is needed for their competing
deals. hundreds of retailers will offer deals on or around prime day it's become an expectation for shoppers walmart is holding the deals for days from june 20th to 23rd. online and in store. target has deal days from june 20th to 22nd best buy is holding a summer tech flash sale today and another that goes for eight days leading up to and through prime day. so then how do you know if you're going to get the best deal browser extensions like price scout, price blink, caramelizer and others scan for the lowest price. the rakuten browser offers cash back between 1 and 10% all of those extensions you can use for deal checking beyond just prime day shep >> courtney, thanks. big ipo numbers today for a psychedelic startup. that's what's topping cnbc on the money. atai life sciences going public on the nasdaq
the company backed by peter thiel surging 40% in the debut it's focused on treating mental health disorders with psychedelics including magic mushrooms and lsd. scotch whisky is about to get a lot cheaper. the u.s. is suspending the trump era tariffs on scotch for the next five years. the former president imposed a tariff in october of 2019 as part of a trade dispute over subsidies to airbus and boeing the scotch whisky association says the tariffs contributed to a 30% fall in tariffs in the u.s. or $850 million big news for swifties. taylor swift revealing today she's finished rerecording her fourth album red it will drop november 19th red was originally released back there 2012 it included hits, we are never, ever getting back together and 22 taylor swift's been redoing her album so she can regain control of her master recordings
on wall street the dow down 533 marking its worst weekly loss since october traders worried the fed could start raising rates earlier than expected the s&p down 55. the nasdaq down 131. i'm shepard smith on cnbc. it's the bottom of the hour. time for the top of the news eight more states dropping their extended unemployment benefits this weekend, three months ahead of the deadline the impact and the fallout. the shark population exploding leading to more encounters with people in the water. are we going to need a bigger boat and the gulf states preparing for severe weather tonight. >> let's take a live look. gulf shores, alabama, keeping an eye on the massive storm system starting to hit a wide swath of the gulf and causing changes in the camera angle forecasters say it could become a tropical storm within an hour, a foot of rain and possible flash flooding from louisiana to florida.
local coverage from wdsu our new orleans affiliate. sherman desel live from grand isle sherman? >> reporter: yeah, good evening, shepherd conditions have been changing by the hour we've been here in grand isle right off the gulf of mexico for the last several hours and we've seen that weather toss back a bit and forth. we're back at highway one which is only the point of entrance in or out of this area. they want to make sure it's protected so they have different pump systems but what the mayor is most concerned about is their levy protection system that sits right behind me. the burrito levy system has been held up throughout the years and has been repaired throughout the years through state dollars. there's about 1400 feet of it that remains vulnerable and unprotected. he said that hurricane zaida put the icing on the cake. that was the powerful storm from october of 2020. washed away a lot of their coastal protection system that exists here.
he says that the state has been more than accommodating with putting as much money as they can into it, but right now they're waiting on federal dollars. historically, that can take a while to come through the funnel system so he's waiting on that plus the army corps of engineers to come in within the next few weeks and to upgrade their burrito levy system but what he says i the sticking point is the rock system that exists along this part of the gulf coast without that, this area could be very vulnerable. an important part of the tourism and fishing industry. >> sherman from nbc 6 news new orleans, thank you america is back in business. some restaurants and stores are struggling to keep the doors open there are plenty of customers, of course, and diners, but what they don't have is enough workers. here's cnbc's kate rogers. >> reporter: if you're looking to eat at one of the two restaurants in duck, north carolina, you might be out of luck the chef and owner of nc coast
and red sky cafe is seeing business come roaring back but isn't able to staff properly to stay open as often as he'd like. closing for lunch at nc coast, one day and sometimes down two days at the cafe >> the people are here, the demand is here, the labor crunch is keeping us from maximizing the level of service we're doing everything we can to be open seven days a week in both operations but we can do only as much. >> reporter: he needs as many as 10 workers to reach full capacity closing down means $15,000 a day gross re-revenue loss. >> it affects the sustainability through the colder months and winter months when we don't have the visitors. >> he's hardly alone there's a labor crunch going on. the national federation of independent business says a record high of 48% of owners have open positions. labor experts say workers have power and options to look for
higher paying and flexible job opportunities post pandemic. >> as the country emerges from the pandemic, it's the right time to invest in work forces. corporate profits and surge in demand, there isn't a good reason for employers not to do that. >> b.j. baumann is feeling the crunch at her virginia beach restaurant, closed now mondays and tuesdays with 60% of staff needed if she can't open, she could be out in $100,000 in missed revenue by season's end. the restaurant has been missing workers from overseas due to j1 vis-a-vis is as pre-pandemic coupled with today's shortage. >> right now we're not getting the j1 visas and you have a shortage in the regular employment world it is hurting. it's critical. >> reporter: and on the topic of raising worker pay, both stepp and baumann have flexible schedules and sign of on bonuses
and benefits they're hoping that once enhanced unemployment benefit ends they may have more workers interested in coming back. >> kate, thanks. louisiana becoming the first democratic led state to drop jobless benefits early it will join the 25 republican led states or those that are planning to slash benefits most are cutting all aid and some ending just the $300 weekly payments the eight states opting out tomorrow, alabama, idaho, indiana, nebraska, new hampshire, north dakota, west virginia and wyoming more than 400,000 people set to be impacted. the governors argue the benefits ip incentivize people to sta home fueling the labor shortage. critics say low wages, covid risks and child care issues are sidelining most of those workers. across america there's a disconnect between some teens and parents about vaccines in a number of states teenagers aren't allowed to get a shot
unless their parents give the okay as it turns out, some of the kids want to be vaccinated so they're putting a hard sell on their parents and doing some educating. here's nbc's savannah sellers. >> everybody in our family has mixed reviews on covid vaccine and covid in general. >> reporter: meagan cosar is 17 years old. she wanted the covid vaccine. but when she asked her parents for an appointment, they told her they didn't trust it >> i may have yelled at them a little bit i'm not going to lie i was very upset but then i decided, okay, i'll try again tomorrow and the day after that and keep going until i break them down because it was either i break them down or they break me down. >> reporter: according to a survey by the kaiser family foundation, an estimated one in four parents say they won't allow their kids to get vaccinated in all but five states 12 to 15-year-olds need their parents to sign off. for teens 16 to 18 it's all over the place. >> random times i would bring it up just so they would, like, get it in their head. >> reporter: meagan logged online for help.
>> reporter: after they said no and you got upset, what did you do to get information to talk about it >> i went upstairs into my room and i looked u how to convince your parents to get the vaccine. >> reporter: that's exactly what you googled? >> yeah. >> reporter: how to convince your parents. on the other side, another teen. 18-year-old kelly danielpour >> there is a lot of misinformation about how these work >> reporter: she runs vax teen she connected meagan with the science based information. it was around before covid but kelly says searches have skyrocketed during the pandemic. >> there has been an explosion i see new posts every single day from every state >> some asking for help on sites like reddit. >> can you read me the messages? >> i really want to get the covid vaccine to keep myself and others safe. i've done extensive research on it, and i've debunked every argument or concern that my parents may have about it, but they won't budge >> what do you say about this? >> i give them my phone number,
if you want to call me, we can brainstorm together. it's heartbreaking to hear. >> reporter: how many messages like this do you think you've seen at this point >> easily thousands. >> reporter: high school senior kenny anderson also experienced tension at home. tell me what your family said when you first wanted to get the shot >> my family was not in favor of it they were like i don't think we should do it. >> reporter: then he realized since he was 18 he could get the shot without his family's permission. >> i didn't dismiss their opinion, i just one day signed myself up when i was at the schools, i turned in the form, went, didn't talk about it with anybody besides a couple of friends. then after i was done i was like, hey, guys, i got the vaccine. >> reporter: what would you have done if you were 17? how would you feel >> i would have felt very scared because i'm going off for college. >> reporter: as for meagan, her research paid off. her mom took her to her appointment. she's now fully vaccinated with a message to others just like her. >> don't give up keep a cool, calm head just work with however they will respond best to you.
>> reporter: for the news, i'm savannah sellers. after a year of being stuck indoors, a lot of people are feeling free to move about the world and they're sticking it to covid by going big, way big on their post pandemic travel plans. the moment you're three feet into the ocean you're in the wild and you've taken a risk that from the man tagging and tracking some of the great white sharks off the east coast right now. the numbers are extraordinary. next, where the great whites are coming from and, more importantly, where they're going. ey hcookie doughe chip creamy premium ice cream and chasing fireflies. don't worry about me. i'm fine. you can't beat turkey hill memories.
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so ever since the movie "jaws" freaked everybody out of going into the water, the great white shark has gained mythic status as an apex predator of the sea. now there are a whole lot of them take a look at this. each one of those pulsing shark icons you see there is an actual shark being tracked in real time along the eastern seaboard
in this last week four spotted off the coast of new jersey and new york, one off rhode island experts say that's just a fraction of what's out there as they migrate north towards cape cod. this coming video here of a great white caught off the coast of new jersey, see this, the fishermen say they accidentally caught the 7 foot youngin while hunting thresher sharks. they say they quickly released it their boat only about 1 mile off the coast at the time. chris fischer's here he's the founder of the research foundation -- what is it called the o search research foundation chris, thanks for coming should we east coasters be worried about this or is this just sort of normal? >> thanks for having me, shep. happy father's day this is totally normal this is the season and the time of year where sharks are moving north. there's two big events happening in the new york, new jersey pike in that particular area. number one, big females are coming in this time of year to
drop off their pups and give birth and then the females will leave. then we have the subadult animals, smaller females and males that are migrating north to go up for summer feeding aggregations across the northeastern united states as well as atlantic canada. those two things combined are very normal. that happens every year. we've solved most of the puzzle of the white shark's life off the east coast it's good to know what they're doing. it's a special place a lot of baby white sharks like the one thafgs that was caught in the video. the fishermen did the right thing, shook it off as quick as they could, shark will be fine it's the time to celebrate the return to abundance on the east coast of the united states along with that comes the apex predator, the great white shark, and it's a great sign for the future >> we were worried about them for a while. the tracker, the one off of long island just below shenecock bays and between hampton bay and south hampton. how close do they get? do they come right up where we swim or no
>> yes, we're all swimming with white sharks all the time. they come up to the beach. it's about what's going on in the area there's a lot of bait and whales are coming in off that the white sharks are dropping off their purpose -- pups underneath that. when you see the bait crowding against the beach, there's white sharks on that take a look at the system and know the ocean if you see a lot of life, you don't want to swim out to that quieter section of the beach >> some people look for the red flag for an undertow, cross current or whatever, but if you see a bunch of fish all swimming together right off, you don't let your kids in the water then no matter what flag is flying, right? >> yeah, that's right. you wouldn't let your kid walk into the forest if you were watching the mountain lions feed on the deer and elk, right >> no. >> when you're at the beach and you're looking out in the ocean and the birds are crashing on bait and the stripers are crashing on the bait, seals are on that, the white shark will be there. you want to sit back and watch it because it's stunningly amazing to watch
if you want to go swimming you move down the beach to a quieter section of the beach and enjoy the ocean with your family life. like you said, make sure you know how to swim and identify a rip current. that is a real threat. white sharks are not this is something to celebrate our kids will see an ocean full of fish. the east coast is returning to abundance and this is part of the trend. >> man, the tracker for me, i can get stuck on the thing you can google that if you want. it's the o search research foundation quick google search. you will see tracking live sharks out there it's very cool chris, have a great father's day. thank you. parts of the world starting to open up for americans now brand-new today, hear this, the european union is now recommending all of its member nations lift travel restriction for all u.s. residents that means even unvaccinated travelers can now go to europe following the announcement german officials said all-americans will be allowed in the country starting day after tomorrow italy set to open its doors to u.s. tourists next week.
this comes as more people plan post quarantine trips, right after more than a year stuck at home travelers are seeking revenge on covid by spending big on their vacations here's cnbc's sema mody. >> reporter: after the pandemic put a kibosh on travel -- >> thank you. >> you're welcome. >> reporter: americans are plotting their revenge >> i would love to get back out to europe. >> reporter: making up for lost time >> i am heaving on the 28th. to go to istanbul turkey flush with travel credits and beefed up savings. >> it reduces the entry when i have this money that's been spent, it's sitting there, that no real cash is coming out of pocket let's go. >> reporter: not surprisingly, wealthy americans lead travel spending with households making over $100,000 a year, booking vacations at a faster pace than those of lower incomes of that group, millennials seem
most eager one third told trip adviser they plan to spend more on travel this year. >> a ticket may cost me $800 i may not blink if it's somewhere i'm dying to go to. >> reporter: black tomato says clients are averaging $10,000 per person on revenge travel trips. >> it sort of stems from pent-up demand that's been there and it's sort of been boiling since especially things have been so locked down. it's in a ways an anedote where people are booking big trips, booking longer trips, booking more immersive trips our top sellers are places like iceland, italy, greece. >> reporter: after covid joanna said the fear of missing out has forever changed her travel plans. >> i really view this as i don't want to miss out on anything i don't want to say no to so many things i said no to before. i want to say yes. >> reporter: multiple reports of disruptive travelers on planes doesn't seem to have stopped revenge travelers from booking trips.
if you are planning your own vacation, get ready for something else at the airport. very long lines. with tsa under staffed, it's best to show up early. shep >> thanks so much. religion and politics colliding in the catholic church bishops pushing to deny president biden communion because he supports abortion rights tonight the president responds and the fight to become fathers. three couples who had no choice fwou take a less traditional route to find the family they always wanted. also, happy father's day to some of our dads and to those who are dads here on our team at cnbc we wish them and all the rest of you a very happy father's day.
bishops voted to set new guidelines for who can receive commune con. potentially restricting it for president biden and other politicians who support abortion rights the president's election is only the second catholic president causing a rift in the church his support for abortion rights is in opposition to the teachings of the church. and conservative bishops say the new guidelines weaponize the ritual of communion in the name of politics and create even more
divisions. after the news broke a reporter asked the president about this and he sort of dismissed the possibility of a communion ban >> that's a private matter and i don't think that's going to happen thank you. >> the sacrament of communion is received at mass it's one of the most sacred rights in catholicism. the u.s. mint to honor five women on the quarter next here here are some of the proposed designs for the coins. honorees include the first american woman in space, sally wry. and the poet and activist maya angelou. making the list, wilma mankiller. the first woman elected principal chief of the cherokee nation and adelena otero-warren a suffragist leader in new mexico and anna may wong, the first chinese-american hollywood star. janet yellen, first woman to serve as treasury secretary is to approve the final designs
the coins are expected to enter circulation starting in january. capitol police officer eugene goodman throwing out the first pitch at a washington nationals game it happened just a short time ago. as you can see, that was a little bit short he was the one who diverted an angry mob away from the senate chamber during the january 6th capital ininsurrection lawmakers awarded him with the congressional gold medal for his bravery. he was also chosen to escort vice president kamala harris on inauguration day a hero with an impressive resume. sunday is, of course, father's day, and while being a parent can be a huge challenge, for some the path to becoming one is difficult and complicated on its own so tonight in celebration of pride month and father's day meet three couples that have been waiting for years to become dads. >> father's day is going to be a big day because in my family i
lost my parents early and so i haven't celebrated in a long time. >> in shoreline, washington, jamie ward and ian wong's dream came true this year. they became dads to baby diana now 2 months old. >> i didn't think it would become possible to be a dad until i met jamie. >> the day i became a dad was a day of indescribable joy. >> it was the moment we waited for for a very long time >> the family's journey, seven years in the making. >> we failed ivf cycles. we waited for a while for a surrogate. we never stopped we kept going. >> i keep telling people i don't know why i'm so emotional but i'm very emotional around her. i love her so much. >> it feels like your heart is outside of your body it's a love that i don't think can be explained. >> ralph and justin bernardo celebrating their first father's day with son lorenzo. >> i think as gay men we think
of fatherhood as not possible. this is a journey justin and i have been going through for just over five years now. >> baby lorenzo born last month. >> to be honest, the first 15 seconds were pure terror that quickly goes away and it becomes pure joy the hardest thing for me was lorenzo was supposed to be a twin we lost the second embryo around 20 weeks we had picked out names so it was emotional. >> the couple says the support of family and friends got them through it >> it's been a long process, a roller coaster in every sense of the word >> i have to share father's day with this guy so -- >> in raleigh, north carolina, j.p. parker and iz flores are celebrating their second father's day this year with their triplet sons adrienne, albert and alexander. >> being able to become a dad has been an incredible feeling i was always afraid if i came out, i may not have a family.
>> i always wanted to be a dad did i ever imagine no. >> the couple's three boys born in july 2019. >> the day we became fathers, we were in tears and we were just overjoyed with the fact that this actually happened. >> it took a lot of planning and saving but at the end of the day the things that we value the most in life are a little bit harder to get but they are the ones that we cherish. >> their advice to others struggling to start a family -- >> there's adoption. there's fostering. there's surrogacy. it's not easy, but it is absolutely possible. >> don't wait for the perfect time because it doesn't exist. >> i myself am adopted my parents saved me and i want people to know, you will find love and you can do this 60 seconds on a race to the finish millions of americans bracing for what could be the first tropical storm to hit the gulf coast this hurricane season. live look the gulf shores.
to the west and louisiana the governor's declared a state of emergency as the emergency system strengthens and heads towards louisiana, mississippi, alabama. forecasters predicting the storm to make landfall late tonight or early tomorrow. no relief in sight for the southwest. record breaking extreme heat wave expected to continue through the weekend. the white house under growing pressure to evacuate thousands of afghans including interpreters who helped the u.s. military as the troop withdrawal speeds up. lawmakers are warning that the taliban will hunt down and kill our afghan allies. now you know the news of this friday, june the 18th, 2021. i'm shepard smith. follow us on twitter and instagram @thenews on cnbc first day of summer this sunday and happy father's day to all the dads out there
or: in this ee of "american greed"... a brash young congressman and his wife conspiring to secretly steal campaign cash. this is political. period. narrator: california's duncan hunter is a privileged political scion. margaret hunter, his supportive spouse and close advisor. behind the picture-perfect facade, they're dead-broke. phan: they had over $35,000 in insufficient funds fees. they were habitually late on their mortgage payments. narrator: and so these partners in life become partners in crime with unwitting donors funding their whims. $11,500 at costco on groceries.