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>> sounds good. we'll be back with a local news update at 7:25 and every half hour after that. >> join us for our midday newscast. see you then. have a great morning. good morning. good morning, disturbing allegation democratic members of congress good morning, disturbing allegations. democratic members of congress lashing out after touring migrant detention centers in texas. >> these women were being told by cbp officers to drink out of the toilet >> and now a new report revealing a secret facebook group where border patrol agents were allegedly making disturbing comments how border officials are responding this morning. gone too soon, los angeles angels' pitcher tyler skaggs found dead at just 27 years old sending shock waves through the
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world of sports. his team and family reeling. now the investigation, what happened tanks, but no tanks? >> we're going to have planes going overhead, the best fighter jets, tanks stationed outside. >> president trump being criticized for his unprecedented fourth of july spectacle >> people resent having any politician coopt the nation's birthday. >> some accusing him of putting partisanship over patriotism those stories, plus spy games? team usa accused of snooping on the brits before the two face off for the world cup semifinals tonight. wi-fi worries as many americans hit the road for the holiday how cyber criminals can target your cell phone putting all your information at risk. and the wimbledon wonder, the youngest player to win a wimbledon match in two decades defeats her idol venus williams,
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today, tuesday july 2nd, 2019. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb live from studio 1 a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today" and thank you for joining us on this tuesday morning. craig melvin here alongside kristen welker savannah and hoda enjoying this holiday week we may have seen the birth of a new tennis stars. >> unbelievable, 15 years old facing off against one of her biggest idols and she won. >> yeah. >> what does that feel like? >> we're going to talk a little bit more about coco. >> amazing. >> we'll take a look at that story in just a moment migrants are still living in what some say are terrible conditions at border stations, and now authorities have launched an investigation into a private border patrol facebook group that reportedly mocks migrant deaths and contains crude jokes about members of
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congress nbc's gabe gutierrez is in clint, texas he is at the border patrol station visited by members of congress on monday it's one of the dozens of facilities along the southwest border gabe, good morning to you. >> reporter: craig, good morning. this is the border patrol station that has drawn international attention. when we visited last week, border patrol agents here pushed back hard on the idea that they were mistreating migrants, but now some members of congress are seizing on it as we learn about new disturbing comments on a private facebook page. this morning the battle at the border is heating up anti-immigrant protesters outside the troubled border patrol station in clint, texas, and members of the congressional hispanic caucus, all democrats touring several migrant detention centers tweeting out this picture and video, even though they were told not to bring in phones. congresswoman alexandria ocasio-cortez calling conditions unconscionab unconscionable she heard from a woman that
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border agents told her to drink from a toilet. >> this is them on their best behavior, and they put them in a room with no running water and these women were being told by cbp officers to drink out of the toilet >> border officials later pushing back calling the accusations completely untrue adding there are ample supplies. the latest flash point in the immigration debate, a bomb she report by propublica detailing a private border patrol facebook group making crude jokes about throwing burritos at members of congress and a meme depicting sex acts involving migrants. nbc news has not independently verified this facebook group and has not seen the facebook posts. >> that was a vulgar, disgusting and vile page. >> reporter: in a written statement, customs and border protection calls the posts completely inappropriate, adding any employees found to have violated our standards of conduct will be held accountable. >> i don't know what they're saying about members of congress i know that the border patrol is
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not happy with the democrats in congress the republicans do want border security. >> reporter: cbp has been under fire for allegations of overcrowding and unsanitary conditions, which it has disputed. >> unsubstantiated allegations created a sensation. >> but an internal watchdog report obtained by nbc news reveals conditions at an unnamed el paso border patrol station were so bad border agents were arming themselves for possible riots. we visited this shelter in juarez, mexico and met this man from el salvador who says he's already spent two months here waiting for asylum, a crisis with no end in sight >> gabe, an eye opening report there. any protests -- are you hearing about any protests being planned against the alleged conditions at these facilities? >> reporter: yeah, craig, as we just mentioned, this is a crisis with in no end in sight and a fierce debate going on right now.
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more protests are planned at congressional offices across the country for later today calling for the closure of migrant detention centers. craig. >> gabe gutierrez along the border in clint, texas, thank you. ntsb investigators are on the scene of that deadly plane crash near dallas trying to determine why the small private aircraft went down in a fire ball moments after takeoff nbc's ga dee schwartz is here with the latest on the investigation. >> those investigators sifting through what's left of that turbo prop plane, but they're faced with a huge obstacle, much of the evidence was incinerated upon impact. >> this morning ntsb investigators are combing through charred wreckage searching for clues that could explain what caused a small plane to crash right after takeoff and burst into flames. all ten people on board were killed, two pilots and eight passengers when the plane hit a hangar sunday morning in addison, texas, near dallas. investigators describe the final
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moments of the twin engine beach craft as seen in this nbc news animation saying after it became airborne it veered to the left of the runway and started rolling over before slamming into the hangar. airport security cameras captured it all, but the ntsb says what went wrong is still a mystery. >> the communication seemed to be completely normal in other words, the pilots were cleared for takeoff. they acknowledged takeoff, and at this point we are not aware of any further communication between the crew and air traffic control. >> reporter: witness david snell, a pilot himself says he knew immediately something wasn't right. >> it just appeared as though it was flying too slow and not making enough power, and the friend that was with me, we're both pilots and have been for years, and we looked at each other like something's wrong. >> reporter: officials releasing the names of several of those who perished nlkding the managing director of a prominent real estate company, and a family of four, restaurant owner brian ellard and his wife and two teenagers and one of the
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pilots matthew palmer. investigators hope it might reveal any conversations between the pilot and co-pilot and any communication with air traffic control, and they may have little else from the plane to examine. >> this airplane was not equipped with a flight data recorder. >> reporter: the 2-year-old plane nearly incinerated making other evidence hard to recover. >> gadi you talked about the cockpit voice recorder, what else are investigators looking at >> right now investigators are looking into the pilot's training and experience, maintenance records and interviewing a long line of witnesses. the ntsb says it hopes to have initial findings from the cockpit voice recorder as early as today. >> thank you. we turn now to some devastating news in the world of sports los angeles angels' pitcher tyler skaggs died monday he was just 27 years old the angels were in town to face the texas rangers when skaggs was found unresponsive in a texas hotel room nbc national correspondent miguel almaguer has the details. miguel, good morning.
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>> good morning, to his teammates, tyler skaggs was much more than a talented big league pitcher. he also had a big heart and was incredibly popular on the team now an investigation is underway to determine why a beloved player is gone far too soon. >> this morning a young baseball play player's tragic passing reverberating through the major leagues. >> he is arriving on scene now. >> reporter: los angeles angels pitcher tyler skaggs found dead monday in a texas hotel room the 27-year-old found unresponsive at this hilton. authorities say there were no signs of foul play in town to face the texas ran r range rangers, skaggs' final social media post over the weekend included this photo of the player and his teammates dressed up like cowboys writing, howdy y'all, and #texasroadtrip. monday's game between the two teams postponed as those who knew skaggs remembered a popular
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player who lit up the room. >> everyone loved being around him. i think that's what's pulling everyone together at this moment. >> reporter: the southern california native was drafted by his hometown ajelngels in 2009,d after spending his first two snts with the arizona diamondbacks skaggs was traded back to l.a. over the weekend skaggs took the mound at angels' stadium for what would be the final time. >> a swing and miss at the breaking ball. >> reporter: grief stricken fans paying their respects at a makeshift memorial outside the ballpark the angels honoring skaggs with a sign near the entrance gates and issuing a statement writing in part, tyler has and always will be an important part of the angels' family he leaves behind a young wife, the two were married last december overnight, tributes pouring in on social media as fans, competitors and teammates remember a beloved pitcher and person
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angels' super star mike trout penning a heartfelt tribute on instagram, remembering skaggs as a great teammate, friend, and person who will forever remain in our hearts. this morning an angel gone too soon the investigation into tyler's death is ongoing skaggs most recent off-season highlight was his marriage to his long-time girlfriend carli later on today the angels are going to hold a press conference where we'll learn more details guys, back to you. >> miguel, thank you. now we turn to our nation's capital getting ready for its annual fourth of july celebration. this year president trump is setting off pre-holiday fireworks of his own taking the lead on planning the event and putting his own twist on the traditional proceedings. nbc's chief white house correspondent halle jackson joins us from washington good morning. >> hey, kristen, good morning to you. we are learning new details about what all of this will include, a display of tanks,
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military flyovers and of course those remarks from president trump. i'm told by a source familiar with the speech that it is not intended to be political but critics worry the president is taking the focus away from patriotism and putting it on partisansh partisanship >> reporter: it's a holiday salute to american military might. >> it will be like no other, it will be special, and i hope a lot of people come. >> reporter: ask the president promising a spectacle even in the face of criticism. >> we're going to have planes going overhead, the best fighter jets in the world, and other planes too, we're going to have some tanks stationed outside got to be pretty careful with the tanks because the roads have a tendency not to like to carry heavy tanks. >> reporter: besides the tanks, the festivities will feature flyovers by the navy blue angels and pilots showing off the f 35, the offspring, even probably air force one according to a source familiar with the planning the stands now set near the lincoln memorial where the president will deliver his
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holiday speech and the fireworks show is set to last 35 minutes this year. chris santori is helping with that. >> to be part of that history, i think july 4th, i think all of the little nuances of politics i think it's okay to just let that go and everybody celebrate the fourth of july as americans. >> the president inspired after marveling at the military parade in france two years ago to honor that country's independence day. >> i do want to say that i was your guest at bastille day, and one of the greatest parades i've ever seen. >> reporter: but critics worry the president's putting a political spin on a holiday that's not typically partisan. d.c.'s city council tweeting tanks but no tanks, with washington's representative to congress frustrated for the taxpayers footing the bill. >> people resent having any politician coopt the nation's birthday >> reporter: the whole event is
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free and open to the public, but there will be a section towards the front for vip's. the republican national committee is handling some of the tickets for that protesters have been approved to fly that anti-donald trump baby balloon as it's called and there's another storm brewing, quite literally. the weather forecast for washington on thursday does not look good. rain probably won't be too much of an issue, but lightning is a whole other ball game. we'll see how that turns out in just a couple of days, guys. >> we'll have to see, thank you for that. let's turn now to an incredible upset at wimbledon, tennis super star venus williams who's 39 years old falling in the first round to is a-year-old cori gauff gauff the youngest woman to win a wimbledon match in 18 years. morgan ratford joining us on the new player to watch. >> just last week gauff was taking a high school science test and on monday she aced her first major test on the tennis
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court beating her idol, venus williams, looking like a seasoned pro as she made a name for herself on the international stage. >> standing ovation. >> game, set, stunner. >> cori gauff whose nickname is coco serving up a victory in her first grand slam match beating five-time wimbledon champion venus williams at her own game. >> so far coco has done everything better than venus >> the 15-year-old phenom showing no sign of nerves as she faced her hiidol winning over the center court crowd with every single shot after the match, coco shaking hands with the woman who inspired her to pick up a tennis racket. >> she told me congratulations and to keep going and good luck. after the match i told her thank you for everything she did and i wouldn't be here if it wasn't for her.
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the teen tearing up on the sidelines. >> honestly, i don't really know how to feel. this was the first time i ever cried after a match or winning, obviously. >> her proud parents celebrating in the stands. >> it's a lot that she's sacrificed and i'm just so happy that her -- she's living out her dream. >> 39-year-old venus admitting she was out played. >> she did everything well today. i mean, she put the ball in the court, which was much better than i did. >> reporter: before coco even stepped out onto the court monday, there have been comparisons to venus, one even coming from the tennis vet's sister, serena. >> she's playing against a player that actually reminds me of venus the way she just kind of her body and everything. >> reporter: the williams' sisters also finding a love of the game at a young age. a 10-year-old venus telling "today" her family played a key role in her early success. >> helps me to go out there to
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do my best and to accomplish my goals. >> reporter: venus turning pro at 14 earning her first grand slam singles title at wimbledon at the age of 20 an iconic player who helped redefine the sport, now inspiring its future. >> i'm literally living my dream right now, and not many people get to say that. >> living her dream, coco gauff now on to the second round where she'll face slovakia as for williams sisters, it's serena's turn on the court later today, the seven-time wimbledon champ has been dealing with a knee injury but she says she's ready to play. >> what an incredible story, and i thought venus was so classy to say keep going and good luck. >> it was so graceful. >> a new phenom. >> go coco. >> that could have been you. you had a high school tennis career. >> i played doubles. i was good i liked it i don't think i was going to wimbledon. >> no one was calling you the young welker phenom?
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>> i spent just as much time talking to my girlfriends on the sidelines, but it was fun. it's a great sport. >> thank you, morgan. it's time for our first check of the weather dylan's in for al. still a heat wave, right >> still a heat wave and of course so many people getting ready to travel going into this fourth of july holiday i want to point out this looks a lot more threatening than it is. these are your typical afternoon and evening pop-up thunderstorms that happen on these hot and humid summer days. because of that, if you're traveling later today after about 3:00 or so, you could see some of those pop-up storms perhaps causing some isolated delays at the airport. same goes for the roads. you can get stuck in some of those torrential downpours, and that leads to ponding on the roads. hopefully on thursday for the fourth of july you're already where you want to be again, the eastern third of the country, almost the eastern half of the country will see those pop-up showers and storms. most of the day looks nice, warm, humid, temperatures around 90 degrees it will feel even warmer and each afternoon keep an eye to the skies.
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watch out for those pop-up showers and storms same story for friday. we're looking for pop-up showers and storms, hit and miss one town gets them, the next town doesn't keep an eye to the sky same story at the airport. if those occur at the airport you're traveling into or out of you could see some brief delays and on the roads keep your speeds down when you get stuck in those downpours that's the weather across the country. we'll get to your local forecast in the next 30 seconds good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we have clear skies looking at san francisco right now. also a breezy wind and cool temperatures here with highs reaching into the mid-60s. we'll see oakland reaching 67
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degrees and a lot of our temperatures very much like yesterday, upper 70s and low 80s for the inland areas. as we check out our seven-day forecast for the fourth, pretty much remains the same. 80s in the valleys but it does warm up for the weekend. we'll be in the upper 80s by this saturday. >> that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you. coming up, controversy off the field before today's world cup semifinals. team usa and that's krr your latest forecast. controversy off the field before today's world cup semifinals, team usa accused of being overconfident, even spying on england's team. what the coaches and players are saying about all of that. and a new warning for travelers, how using wi-fi on
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>> take a look at the sunshine over the south bay. so we start out with clear skies and this is what we'll see even going into the afternoon, with our temperatures staying slightly cooler than normal in the south bay, reaching the low 80s in the tri-valley and in the east bay. concord reaches 83 degrees. we'll also see a high of 83 in santa rosa. we're going to have more of this weather over the next few days, even continuing into the fourth of july. this weekend, it will start to warm up into the upper 80s in the valleys, while san francisco sees the same weather continuing, clouds and fog drifting by with breezy winds and highs in the 60s. mike, how are the roads moving? >> really good. electrical wires are cleared from the track of cal tran and a crash of 237 off of south 808 cleared to the shoulder. minor injuries for the motorcyclist. 237 a crash on the shoulder, a distraction. we circled the crash westbound
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80 at the san pablo dam road crash off the roadway. no slowing for highway 4 and 680 there. back to you. >> thanks, mike. we'll have more local news coming up for you.
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♪ that is a very, very unusual shirt you have on. that is a very, very unusual shirt you have on. you're all kind of puffed up >> yeah, it's a puffy shirt. >> back now 7:30 on a tuesday morning, july 2nd, 2019 with that classic moment from "seinfeld" that was actually shot right here in studio 1a this morning we're celebrating 30 years of "seinfeld," a look back at all the laughs, plus an iconic character is going to be joining us live. >> can't wait for that, one of my favorites, yada yada yada, everyone has their favorite line
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or episode. >> that iconic shirt, the puffy shirt hanging in the smithsonian. >> amazing you didn't wear yours today. >> i left mine at home let's pget a check on today's headlines. the border crisis appears to be escalating members of the congressional caucus toured two immigration facilities in texas on monday. they described the conditions there as indefensible. congresswoman alexandria ocasio-cortez says she heard from a detained woman that border agents told her to drink from a toilet. >> there's abuse, this is done on their best behavior, and they put them in a room with no running water, and these women were being told by cbp officers to drink out of the toilet >> border officials say those accusations are, quote, completely untrue adding there are ample supplies. a pilot and his wife walked
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away unscathed after an emergency landing in the mojave desert the pilot says the plane's engine lost oil pressure and stalled because there were no landing strips around, he was forced to look for a spot on the desert floor the landing was a bit bumpy, but both the pilot and his wife were okay a medical helicopter responded to the scene and flew the couple to a nearby airport. and just in time for the upcoming holiday weekend, video that might have you thinking twice about getting in the water. take a look at this in daytona beach, florida yes, yes, that is a shark just a few feet away from those unsuspecting swimmers. it was also happening in shallow water not far from the beach thankfully the shark, that one at least, did not seem too interested in the humans eventually he or she swam back out to sea. >> thankfully. >> thankfully, yikes tensions running high before the u.s. women's national soccer team takes on england later today in the world cup semifinals in france this morning the u.s. team being accused of spying as well as
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being too arrogant on the feeied kelly cobiella is in lyon, france good morning to you. >> >> reporter: good morning, we might be seeing a rivalry develop here these two teams have only met once before in the women's world cup, the u.s. won that game 3-0, but that was 12 years ago and these two teams are completely different. already ahead of today's match things are getting a little testy off the field. after a tense 2-1 win against host nation france in their last outing, this morning the u.s. women's team is bracing for battle against another european power house. >> within the group, we have a great ability to just stay together and kind of block out those distractions when the time comes. >> reporter: team usa accused of being arrogant after sending staffers to check out the five star hotel where the team would stay if they make it to the finals the only problem, their semifinal opponent, england is
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currently staying there. england's coach calling it unbritish and bad etiquette. >> not something we do, send somebody around to another team's hotel it has no bearance on the game >> u.s. coach jill ellis who grew up in england on defense. >> in terms of arrogance, i think that's got nothing to do with us. that's planning and preparation for our staff, so i think that's pretty normal. >> yeah, i don't think our team is arrogant at all i think our team is confident. we're respectful of our opponents, and i think the way that we respect them is by preparing as if the opponent that we're going to play is the best in the world. >> reporter: british tabloids claiming someone was spying on england during its practice. turns out it was just a curious local. fans are already flooding into lyon, france, ready to cheer for their team online american players are
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drumming up support back home with another sick note for today's 3:00 start asking employers to give their staff the day after to watch the match. >> it's america's birthday week. so it's the right thing to do for the red, white, and blue >> reporter: these young fans from new york and new jersey will be in the stands. >> are you nervous for the game against england? >> yeah. >> yes >> a little bit. >> because they are a really good team. >> reporter: hoping team usa can outscore england for a trip to another world cup final. and it's going to be another hot one, temperatures forecast to be in the mid-80s at kickoff today, and the u.s. team is adding another 30-year-old to their roster today, guys, star striker alex morgan is celebrating her 30th birthday today on game day. >> all right, hopefully she celebrates with a win for team usa, kelly cobiella, thank you do you think they would be accusing the men's team of being overconfident in america >> that's the question i have.
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we spend a lot of time talking about whether they're overconfident. here's the bottom line, these are some of the best athletes in the world. any way you slice it i am in awe. >> and you can be confident when you're that good. >> a little bit of confidence not so bad let's get a check of the weather. >> it's hot out there, hot here, hot all through the holiday weekend. the heat is combined with the humidity, and that's what makes it feel almost oppressive out there for some areas chicago will feel like 97 today, nashville will feel like 102 montgomery 103, charleston 104 even up into philadelphia, temperatures will feel like the low to mid-90s today same thing for washington, d.c. on wednesday wilmington, north carolina, will feel like 106 degrees. tallahassee will feel like 109 make sure you stay hydrated. think about your pets outdoors think about the elderly if they don't have air-conditioning especially because this heat is really hard to escape if you don't have somewhere cold to go. we are looking for the temperatures to moderate a bit as we get to the end of the
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week still hanging seasonable in the mid-80s in boston, upper 80s in new york city, richmond lower 90s, raleigh lower 90s as well good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. a live look outside at 580 in dublin, moving slowly. we have some sunshine overhead and another beautiful day with high temperatures in the tri-valley reaching near 80 degrees. we'll be up to 84 in antioch, 82 in napa and san jose stays mostly in the upper 70s. our weather pattern stays like this, as we go into the next several days. no major changes into the weekend, when we start to heat up into the upper 80s. >> and that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you. coming up, willie geist with a look back at >> and that's your latest forecast. dylan, thank you coming up, willie geist with a look back at "seinfeld" 30 years after that show's debut.
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we're back now. carson has joined us. morning to you, carson. >> morning. >> as we take an we're back now, and carson has joined us. good morning to you, carson. as we take an in-depth look at security risks on the road. >> this is the busiest travel week of the entire summer, of course, and while you keep a close eye on your credit cards and cash, security pros say your biggest security risk could actually be that cell phone of yours as it tries to lock onto wi-fi and cell phone signals set up by criminals. tom costello is at reagan airport this morning with a warning for all of us. hey, tom. >> reporter: hey, guys, good morning to you so last year half a billion, half a billion with a b travelers had their personal information compromised worldwide. we're talking passports and credit cards and hotel and frequent flyer information so while you make sure to lock your luggage and your rental car and your hotel room, don't
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forget keep a close eye on your cell phone the peak travel week and the peak travel season and airports, train stations, hotels, subways are all packed, almost all offering wi-fi, but should you trust it >> if there's one available for free. >> cyber crooks are hoping you can't live without wi-fi because it can be the back door to your hackable data, personal information, credit cards, airline and hotel loyalty programs ibmx force service security pro says it could be a tempting trap. >> it is very difficult to know that public wi-fi is legit a criminal can set up fake public wi-fi with a device like this very easily. >> it may say airport, hotel, or coffee shop wi-fi, but one click could give hackers easy access to everything on your phone including unprotected apps to prove how easily we can all be targeted, cyber security chief james lion offered free
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wi-fi access in new york using names like get online and free public wi-fi, a whopping 2341 people connected to the hot spots, and 109 handed over their credit card information when james offered $2 access. >> of course, in this case, we're not actually taking the money, but 109 users happily handed their credit card details over to a complete stranger, a company they had no idea about. >> even if you stay off wi-fi, you could still be at risk hackers have targeted public usb charging stations with viruses that steal your phone and computer data. >> it's not just wi-fi criminals can even use this to intercept all your blue tooth communication. >> my watch, my phone, everything. >> everything. >> reporter: the latest hacker tool, a stingray that literally hijacks your cell signal. >> this is a device that can mimic a cell phone tower. >> this? >> yes, this. >> reporter: the expert advice, stay off networks you don't know, avoid public charging
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stations, carry batteries instead, and rip up used airline tickets and luggage tags your personal data has never been more at risk. >> tom, back to the public wi-fi, which, you know, if you've got kids, you've got kids, that's really tempting when you're traveling. how can we tell if the one we're locking on is really the one that's being offered by that coffee shop or by the airport? >> reporter: great question because here in the airport at reagan airport they offer free wi-fi, right so go to a billboard it's going to be listed here, or go to a brochure they offer and double check what is the exact wi-fi address that the airport or the hotel or the train station may be offering, and make sure you type that one in if you go to a coffee shop, ask the person working there what is the precise name of your wi-fi because it's very easy for a hacker to set up a table in the back with a fake wi-fi and lure you in with a fake wi-fi and let's also not forget about basic atm safety
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experts say use an atm at a bank, obviously or even in an airport. avoid the ones casually on the street or in a bus station they can be easily hacked and try to use credit cards rather than debit cards you don't want somebody to have easy access into your bank account. >> tom costello with useful tips as so many of us hit the road for the holiday. thanks, buddy. thank you, tom. >> that's a real wake-up call. >> yikes >> i can't tell you how many times i've used the public wi-fi, especially when you're traveling. >> turn it off, kids, read a book. >> coming up, we'll say happy 40th birthday to one of my favorite devices, the sony walkman as we celebrate four decades since it changed the way we listened to music. >> i can't believe it's been 40 years. >> i can't believe it. that's after this. chronic migraine, 15 or more headache days a month, each lasting 4 hours or more. botox® injections take about 15 minutes in your doctor's office and are covered by most insurance.
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don't you just love prince >> recognize that? that was a clip from the classic romcom pretty woman, so why are we playing it? well, there's a reason this week marks 40 years since the introduction of something that has some of us feeling a little nostalgic, the iconic sony walkman it was the portable cassette players that revolutionized how people listened to music long before smartphones, ipods or itunes >> it touted these things as the first real opportunity to listen to your favorite music privately on the go, and there was some doubters early on. >> yeah, look at that guy. >> despite that, chairman at the time believed that teenagers, young adults they wanted to be able to listen to that music all day. the first model cost about 150 bucks. >> wow. >> that was a lot of money back in 1979. >> that's a lot of money now. >> it was an instant smash and ultimately 400 million were sold globally, and we have them here. yellow. >> i think this is the one i had when i played my lion king sound
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good morning, right now at 7:56, beautiful morning in san francisco. low clouds and fog rolling by but mostly sunny skies, and cooler temperatures. we've seen the fog covering right there near the coastline, keeping half moon bay cool with a high of 61 degrees. as you make your way inland, we're going to have upper 60s and low 70s and then in the south bay, some upper 70s with morgan hill today reaching 82. one of the warmer spots antioch reaching 84 and also ukiah up to 84 degrees with some breezy winds. oakland reaching 67. our seven-day forecast for the fourth of july is looking very much like today, with our inland areas reaching low 80s. more comfortable weather, but heating up as we head into the
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weekend. temperatures peaking on saturday at 89. let's get an update on the commute from mike. >> overall we have the lighter volume of traffic, but we have a key spot, recovery for the other crash we talked about last half hour, south 680. the speed sensors improving but look at the jam up 84 off of vallecit so past the ge plant. those are the two tough drives leading out of the tri-valley. over to the east bay a smooth flow of traffic and the bay bridge toll plaza has the metering lights on. back to you. >> thanks, mike. oakland police says a 12-year-old missing since saturday has been found. we followed this all morning on "today in the bay." her family feared she met up with someone she met online playing video games. so far details from police where she was located has not been confirmed. facebook now says the package that sparked a hazmat scare at menlo park headquarters yesterday tested nefgive on the
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it' it's 8:00 on "today. coming up, border battle >> four more years >> the troubling, coming up, border battle the troubling new accusations about those detention centers after members of congress pay a visit. >> these women were being told by cbp officers to drink out of the toilet. >> this as officials launch an investigation into a border patrol facebook group. so what happens next we're live with the latest also triumph over tragedy. he took home the grand prize at
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the pga tour and now nate lashley joins us live in studio 1a we'll talk to the pro golfer about his emotional journey to victory. and from nothing to something, we're celebrating 30 years of "seinfeld" with a look back at the iconic show. >> hello. >> we'll chat with the actor who played elaine's boss about how the sitcom forever changed tv, today, tuesday, july 2nd, 2019. ♪ >> family vacation from winston-salem. >> here with our mom. >> hoosiers, indiana ♪ >> from houston, texas. >> we love watching the "today"
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sh show >> celebrating our 35th anniversary. ♪ >> and welcome back to "today," we are so glad that you are here with us on this tuesday morning. craig melvin here alongside kristen welker, savannah and hoda enjoying the week off. >> and happy to be back, and we have some exciting segments coming up, including taking a look back at "seinfeld." >> oh, yes, and look who's in the house this morning, j. peterman himself mr. o'hurley joining us. we're going to look back i can't believe it's been 30 years. >> i cannot believe it all the classics. >> we'll get to that in just a moment it is a busy morning a lot going on there's new outrage over the southern border crisis after members of congress toured a controversial migrant detention center at the same time officials are investigating a private border patrol facebook group. nbc's gabe gutierrez joins us with the latest on all of this gabe, good morning. >> reporter: craig, good morning.
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this is the border patrol station in clint, texas, that has become the latest center of the immigration debate anti-immigrant protesters showed up here on monday, so did members of the congressional hispanic caucus, all democrats, who toured several migrant detention centers. congresswoman alexandria ocasio-cortez calling conditions unconscionable saying she heard from a detained woman that border agents told her to drink from a toilet. >> there's abuse this was done on their best behavi behavior and they put them in a room with no running water, and these women were being told by cbp officers to drink out of the toilet >> reporter: border patrol agents later pushing back calling the accusations completely untrue, and this all comes amid a bomb shell report by propublica detailing a private border patrol facebook group making crude jokes and mocking migrants nbc news has not independently verified this facebook group and has not seen the posts
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in a written statement, customs and border protection calls the posts completely inappropriate adding any employees found to have violated our standards of conduct will be held accountable. meanwhi meanwhile, more protests are planned for later today at congressional offices across the country calling for the closure of migrant detention centers craig. >> gabe gutierrez for us in clint, texas thank you. also this morning, the ntsb is analyzing the cockpit voice recorder from the private plane that crashed near dallas sunday killing all ten people on board. it slammed into an airport hangar and burst into flames shortly after taking off for st. petersburg, florida. officials say communications between the pilots and the tower were normal, but once the plane became airborne, it veered to one side, then started rolling over among the victims were the two pilots, a real estate executive and his wife, and a family of four a massive clean krup isundea in hong kong after protesters have retreated after storming a
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government building. one group broke away from a peaceful march monday. they smashed doors and windows, covered walls with graffiti. they left behind piles of upended police barriers and debris police used force to clear them out. activists have been protesting china's efforts to clamp down on democracy. and we have an important consumer alert for dog owners. the food and drug administration has named 16 brands that may be tied to a higher risk for pet heart failure. now it's looking into more than 500 reports, most involve dry foods that are marketed as grain free the fda does not suggest changing your dog's diet it's advising people to work closely with their veterinarians while the investigation continues. you can find the fda's complete list on now for your morning boost at 8:05. it is, of course, that time of year when some kids go to camp others are forced to get a summer job but what better way to make a few extra bucks than by starting your own dog walking business?
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back now with today's talker, back now, "today's" talker celebrating three decades of "seinfeld," the legendary sitcom debuting here on nbc 30 years ago this week, forever changing tv, forever changing pop culture as well. willie geist here with a look back. >> 30 years, it's been off the air for 21 years, but it feels like it's still with us. >> that's because you can watch it six times a day. >> that's right. >> ask dylan quotes it every day, that's probably why abili about 30 million americans watch "seinfeld" every week. it was appointment television or you might say must see tv. it was named by tv guide the greatest tfrgs show of all time, as jerry, elaine, george, and that cast of supporting characters created an american icon. >> we should go out, this is
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what they're talking about not one person here is home, we're all out. there are people trying to find us >> from standup. >> the second button literally makes or breaks the shirt. >> to sitcom. >> look at it, it's too high. >> on july 5th, 1989, comedian jerry seinfeld brought his unique brand of observational humor to television. jerry, creating a show originally called "the seinfeld chronicles" with friend and fellow comedian larry david. >> you know what this means? it's like working with toll stoi. >> the ground breaking sitcom opening the door for its quirky cast of characters to become some of the most beloved in tv history. jerry, george, elaine, and cramer helping this show about nothing become something of a pop culture phenomenon >> hello newman. >> can't top this. i mean, this is my life. i can't do anything better than this.
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>> reporter: during its nine-season run, "seinfeld" mined the mundane for laughs. >> would you mind? >> i can't i don't have a square to spare >> reporter: its characters agonizing over the smallest of life's challenges. >> i was in the pool >> for some reason everybody knows a george or the worst thing is people go you're me you're living my life. oh, boy, i'm so sorry. >> reporter: "seinfeld" left a lasting impact on our lexicon, popularizing countless words and catch phrases still in use today. >> yada yada yada. >> no soup for you >> i think this is the same one i gave him. >> also added to our vocabulary, the regifter. >> he's a regifter. >> the double dipper. >> what's that >> excuse me >> the low talker. >> why are you wearing this now? >> because the low talker asked me to, that's why.
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>> thanks to kramer's low talking girlfriend, jerry agreed to wear the now infamous puppy shirt during an appearance on the "today" show to a charity event. >> that is a very unusual shirt you have on. you're all kind of puffed up >> it's a puffy shirt. >> reporter: a memorable nbc crossover, but not the last time "seinfeld" and "today" would end up in the same neck of the woods. >> your boyfriend's going to have to catch the next train. >> he's not my boyfriend. >> he's not? interesting. >> i'm a big fan of a program called the "today" show. >> oh, yeah? >> signs of a lasting friendship well after "seinfeld" wrapped. >> do you have a favorite episode? >> the marine biologist, when kramer hits the golf ball into the blowhole of the whale. >> to me that button is in the worst possible spot. >> reporter: when "seinfeld" signed off in may of 1998, more than 76 million viewers tuned in to watch the series finale despite ending on top as one of
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the most successful sitcoms of all time issue. >> get out >> "seinfeld" almost never saw the light of day a now famous nbc research memo revealing the pilot rated poorly amongst a test audience. >> i don't think like anything where people go -- >> reporter: i asked jerry and julia louis-dreyfus about that memo in recent interviews. >> i think mine was no segment of the audience expressed an interest in seeing the show again. >> right. >> how did you get through that? how did you power over that? >> no, i figured we were dead at that point. >> did you feel it turn at some point along the run and say this is a different show now and we're growing our audience >> i guess i felt the turn when they put us on thursday nights, you know, because prior to that we had a pretty crappy time slot. >> kudos elaine on a job done. >> what about my stock options >> i think not >> all of a sudden our audiences
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were growing and growing. >> reporter: and they're still growing today as the iconic show lives on in syndication and more recently on streaming services. >> this is so [ bleep ] good. >> a new generation of fans is celebrating 30 years oaf "seinfeld." >> i think i can sum up the show for you with one word, nothing >> and of course the popularity of "seinfeld" has helped launch other projects for everybody involved larry david brought that same brand of humor to hbo's curb your enthusiasm. julia louis-dreyfus wrapped up "veep" and jerry has a roving talk show "comedians and cars getting coffee" you can check out for interviews with guest stars including larry thomas who played the infamous soup nazi. >> that was a great spot, thank you so much for taking us down memory lane. joining us now actor john
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o'hurley who played j. peterman on "seinfeld." good to have you, sir. >> nice to be here, and thank you for taking the half look over the shoulder with me. >> we just saw jerry's favorite episode. what was your favorite episode >> i think my favorite was the frogger episode when george has the score and finally admits to jerry, he says jerry, i'm never going to have kids this is all i have now that happened to be the wedding cake episode, too, where elaine steals my priceless piece of world war ii wedding cake and replace it with a $2 slice. >> what did you think of your character when you first read this script and you infused obviously this unforgettable person into it >> well, you know, they handed me the the j. peterman catalog, and they said -- because they hadn't finished writing the episode when i went over there to do the first show they said we just want him to sound the way the catalog is written. if you looked at the j. peterman catalog, it is this long hemingway style adventure
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stories about the availability of a button down, i thought it sounded like a 40s radio drama combined with a bad charles cur ralt, and so he became this legend in his own mind do you have any idea what happens to a butter baste frosting after six decades in a poorly ventilated basement i have a feeling what you're about to go through may be punishment. >> you've still got the line. >> i was thinking it right along with you >> what was it like for you as an actor at the time you came on the show when "seinfeld" was big, it was "seinfeld" at that point was it intimidating? was it nerve-racking or were they welcoming ask you slid right into this character? >> two observations. one, you knew you were in st. peter's cathedral. you had a sense of reverence that this was something special, but it was special because it was a different format of comedy that's my second observation it wasn't joke funny i'd been used to sitcoms that was like joke joke joke joke joke payoff, set the joke up pay it off
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that's not what this was about in fact, i called my manager after the first table read and i said this show's not funny how is this the number one show in television. what i found out is it's not joke funny you go through a script, there's not one joke in there. the scene is funny you play the scene honestly for the intention that they wrote and you stack the scenes together and it's funny. >> and it all ties together. >> it all weaves together, and that was the genius of the writing. >> we were just talking about the legs of this show, because of syndication, your younger children, my younger children now opening their eyes to "seinfeld," and it's going to last another generation from here. >> it's amazing. the comedy is just about the minutia. as i say, they were mining the minutia of life, and that's really what it is. they just took normal stuff and pulled it apart until there wasn't anything left that's the joy of it, and it gives it the longevity, too. we'll be watching this -- i said to the extras on the j. peterman set. i said save the script, make notes, everything.
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you will watch this with your grandchildren, and i can't say that about any other thing i've ever done, except maybe the national dog show. >> classic. >> we're just getting started. you're going to come back and spend some time with us in the third hour as well we'll talk more about "seinfeld," the show's legacy and a few other cast members as well we're also going to talk about your real life connection to j. peterman. >> it's an interesting story >> soup nazi is going to join us as well, larry thomas, third hour of today. for now how about another check of the forecast. >> i've already got my 2 1/2-year-old son watching "seinfeld. we can watch dinner and watch "seinfeld. that's a good combinion. let's take a look at what's going on weather wise. it's a very typical summertime day. we've got a frontal system that's going to move through the great lakes. it's producing some heavier pockets of rain right now through wisconsin and through michigan, too. later on this afternoon, we'll see more storms fire up across the northern plains as well. then getting into the fourth of july, we are going to see the chance of some isolated storms pop up each afternoon. i mean, going through the entire
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weekend, but thursday itself we are going to see hot, humid weather, temperatures in the 80s and 90s, pop-up storms through the northern plains, through the midwest and up and down the east coast as well. and then for fireworks themselves, most of these storms sinc good morning, i am meteorologist kari hall. outside san jose, a lot of sunshine and a nice cool start for the day. it is going to be nice and seasonable again this afternoon with high in the south bay reaching the upper 70s and a high of 80 and oakland today. 67 degrees, in santa rosa, expect a high of 83. san francisco reaching 65. over the next few days, our temperatures stay the same with high in the low 80s. we'll be heating up after the 4th of july, up to 89 on saturday. >> if you're heading out, don't forget to check us out on our sirius xm channel 108. >> and if you're heading out, don't forget to check us out on
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our sirius xm channel 108. >> thank you and jenna's joined the table. >> jbh. >> jbh is here. >> i'm here just for pop start. >> we appreciate it. we'll take all the viewers we can get. we're going to start, kevin costner the actor sharing rather big news regarding plans he once had for a "the bodyguard sequel." the actor took a look back at his 1992 box office hit and revealed there were plans for a second bodyguard movie with none other than princess diana if you can imagine that take a look at this. >> doing a "bodyguard 2". >> with princess diana starring in it. >> in the same kind of capacity as whitney nobody really knew that for a year sarah was really important, sarah was -- i always respect sarah because she's the one that set up the conversations between me and diana. >> sarah ferguson. >> yes. >> okay. she was just so supportive of the idea, and so she set that
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up, and diana and i had this saying, i said look, i'm going to write this part with you in mind is this something that you think you would like to do, and she said yes, i do >> wow, how about that costner going on to say that princess diana did have some concerns about being in the film including what an on the screen kiss might be like to hear the rest of the story, you can head to and finally a new trend sweeping the internet, you might have heard about it, th the #bottlecapchallenge. it started when an mma fighter posted this video of himself round house kicking in slow motion there he unscrews the cap off the bottle then he challenged singer john mayer, so he takes a stab at it impressively he executes it. he calls on jason statham the actor to give it a shot, we know he's going to do it. this thing has gone viral. david spade, whitney cummings, conner conner mcgregor, american
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djdiplo challenged barack obama, and duke and duchess of sussex to test their feetwoootwork. this could be a chance to showcase a hidden challenge. >> how many times you have to practice to get that right. >> and is the bottle empty i feel like if it was empty, you could knock it off the table. >> you should try. >> nbc news has not verified th authenticity of this video. >> do you guys play jenga? here's a california family playing game night mom wanted to show off her expert jenga skills. have a look. ♪ >> don't push, hit it! >> hey >> now, if you're a generjenga n like me, you know that middle jenga piece you don't touch that one. if you do, you've got to assume that the stack is going to collapse, boom, she's so laser quick there. >> she also did it with major strength >> perfectly executed. >> right
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>> instantly went viral on twitter, more than 3 million views from fellow jenga fans. >> amazing her kids are going to think she's the coolest mom on the block. >> we should also note nbc news has not verified the authenticity. >> noted. >> what's happening? >> that is pretty impressive: coming up, my favorite kind of morning when my lovely wife siri is here. that's right we're going to be grilling and chilling out on the plaza. i've got some american tunes, some fourth of july paired with the meal we've got hot dogs, i'm going to make a red, white, and bourbon cocktail first a quick look at your local news and weather
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good morning to you, i am laura garcia. san jose police gave us new information on a late night stabbing near a busy san jose intersection. officers found a man stabbed near story and king road about 11:30 last night. the victim will survive. we do not know the exact severity of the injuries. the stabbing happens on tully and king. police say they have not identified a suspect or a motive. time now to take a look at that morning commute with mike.
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>> we have a slow drive for 101. recovery from the earlier crash scattered around the bay. good news. fremont is recovering nicely after an early crash about 40 minutes ago. highway 4 recovering the bay point and pittsburgh. oakland, northbound pass the coliseum, oak was a distraction. that's also clear of recovery. a lighter drive. recovery here from the earlier crash at 101. laura. >> thank you very much. another update in half an hour. see you then.
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we are back now. 8:30 on another sunny tuesday morning here ♪ we are back now, 8:30 on another sunny tuesday morning here in new york city. july 2nd, 2019 it's a holiday week. we've got a holiday crowd. they're already celebrating here >> unbelievable. >> how are you guys doing? are you good >> yeah! >> they're fired up for this holiday. >> there's actually someone special in the crowd craig, i want you to come with me. >> uh-oh >> let's walk all the way down over here. >> yeah? >> let's walk fast we don't want to take too much time >> we're doing the tv walk doing the tv walk.
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>> do you remember a kim kirkland >> yeah, yeah, we went to high school together. hey! >> how are you >> you should have told me you were coming. >> so you guys went to high school together? >> yes, columbia high. >> so what was craig really like in high school >> we don't have time for that. >> as nerdy as we all expect. >> yes, had ee was a great guy, was very unique. >> how generous. >> i heard your voice, i was back home, i said why do i hear craig on tv. i opened my eye like yeah. >> so good to see you. >> good to see you >> you're here with your daughter grace >> oh, wow. >> can you say hi? >> grace how are you >> good, how are you >> how old are you >> i'm 12. >> we're old enough to have 12-year-olds. >> i had a 9-year-old, but she couldn't get up. she said no. >> it's so good to see you. >> unique, i like that description. >> that's a sin no, ma'synonym .
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>> how about that. >> unique then, unique now >> what does unique mean >> i think we know what unique means, carson. >> what were you like in high school >> she was being generous. >> you've seen the pictures. you know what i was like. >> were you kind of a nerd >> i've seen the violin pictures. >> did you not appewear pants? t does unique mean. >> i wore pants, they were just up kind of high. >> that was a sweet reunion. coming up, the golfer who came out of nowhere to win a pga tournament over the weekend. nate lashley is here to share how he overcame tragedy to get his game and his life back on track. you don't want to miss it. >> that's a great story indeed. my wife siri and i are here. we're getting ready for the 4th. we've got a patriotic play list, great music paired delicious recipes just in time for your backyard barbecue. we've got some hot dogs that my mom always taught me to soak in beer. >> hot dogs and beer. >> hot dogs and beer i had my first beer actually, we'll tell you all about that and a nice little bourbon drink too. >> have you tried hot dog and
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bourbon? >> no. >> have you tried books and bourbon yet? >> that's coming up. >> coming up a little later on the third hour of "today," we're catching up with country super star luke bryant, he's going to talk about his family and life on the road. >> before all of that, how about another check of the forecast. >> the weather keeps getting better for the fourth of july. for most areas it's going to be typical fourth of july weather temperatures in the 90s, it feels even warmer. we will see pop-up thunderstorms in the afternoon some could be strong with some hail and downpours and also some wind gusts, too. same story for tomorrow, we'll see those storms pop up into the afternoon and the evening, and then they kind of fizzle out in the overnight hours. for the macy's fourth of july fireworks spectacular, thursday good morning, i am meteorologist kari hall. nice weather across the bay area. here is a live look outside in walnut creek. starting out sunny.
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high temperatures reaching into the 80s and in land east bay. for the south bay expect a high of 78 degrees. san francisco at 65. staying cool, our temperatures gradually warm up after the 4th of july. >> that's your latest forecast. >> all right. dylan, thank you. coming up, we're going >> and that's your latest forecast. >> all right, dylan, thank you coming up, we're going to sit down with golfer nate lashley whose surprise win on the pga tour sunday caps a long, emotional road back to the sport show me the crown. show me homecoming. baby sloth videos on youtube. amy, do you uh mind giving someone else a turn?
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welcome back. welcome back. pro golfer nate lashley has been dominating welcome back, pro golfer nate lashley has been dominating headlines since his first ever pga tour victory on sunday
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>> success didn't come easy, though, lashley endured a heartbreaking tragedy that almost ended his career. we're going to talk to nate in just a moment, but first a look at his journey >> reporter: cheers for nate lashley sunday as he secured the first pga tour trophy of his career. >> just really emotional right now. >> it was a last minute break that turned into a comeback story for the ages the rookie player ranked only 353rd in the world added to the tournament as an alternate just the day before it began. >> i was just really thankful to get in the tournament, and i took advantage of the opportunity. >> but 15 years ago, an unthinkable tragedy almost ended his golfing career. >> a search is underway for the parents of u of a golfer nate lashley. >> nate's parents and girlfriends were flying home after watching him play in a college tournament when the single engine plane being flown by his father crashed in a snow squall and killed all three on board. >> for a lot of years it was just tough you know, it was tough mentally
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to stay focused on the golf course >> lashley walked away from the game briefly pursuing a career in real estate, but his love of golf drove him back to the course more determined than ever, and sunday his sister and new girlfriend cheered him on from the sidelines. >> i'm not even sure i can tell you exactly what was going through my mind, just pure joy, disbelief. >> lashley overcoming life's toughest challenges to come back out on top a champion. >> and the latest pga tour winner nate lashley here with us in studio. >> congratulations. >> congratulations. >> thank you, thank you. >> i know it's been a whirlwind of a few days for you since that big win on sunday. i also know that your parents introduced you to the game that you love so much when you were a little boy what do you think that they would say about this first pga tour win >> i mean, they'd just be proud. you know, it says a lot of hard work, a lot of hard work from them when i was youngment they took me around when i was a kid, and we were going around to
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tournaments and playing a lot of golf, and i was constantly playing sports so without them, you know, i wouldn't be sitting here today that's for sure. >> nate, how do you deal with so much loss and keep going and go on to do what you do this weekend? >> you know, i just kept pushing myself, just tried to stay positive at times, which was not easy to do for a lot of years, but you know, i felt like i kept getting better and better at golf and i knew i could get out here and compete on the pga tour, so i just kept my, you know, head down to the grind and kept at it >> i mean, golf is such a mental game i'm wondering what your mind-set was, because you found out the day before this tournament that you were the alternate, so i mean, how do you get your mind right to all of a sudden go in and play as well as you did? >> you know, getting in as an alternate was a relief really. you know, i thought i might end up being first alternate and kind of finding out late tuesday and wednesday of getting the call to guarantee that i was in
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the event, it was a big relief getting in and i was just happy to be in the tournament. i was playing well, so going in i thought i could play well. my goal was to finish -- >> playing well is an understatement i'm here -- let's break down the golf for a second here, all right? >> all right >> nate, you were less than ten feet from the hole on 22 out of 28 of your birdies over the weekend. you also have the best par 4 performance in the pga tour this year you were 14 under on the par 4s. your iron play is incredible this isn't just a great emotional story. this about a great golfer emerging on tour you've never been in new york, you're here now. you've never been in europe, you're going there in two weeks. are you going into that, a i'm just happy to be there b i just want to make the cut, or c, i can win this thing >> well, i mean, really i'm just going to go into it, i want to play well. you know, you try not to think about winning. i'm just going to try to keep it the same way i took last week and take it one shot at a time and see what happens at the end of the week.
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you know, obviously with a win comes a lot of confidence, so hopefully i can ride that into the next few weeks and give myself another chance to win. >> what was that moment like when you won >> it was surreal for sure i mean, it's still a little bit of a blur to be honest with you, so it hasn't quite sunk in yet, but i'm assuming over the next couple of days it will. >> did you guys celebrate as your sister brook and ashley's here, your girlfriend, what did you guys do after the victory? >> we just hung out. we were at the mgm, casino, had a nice dinner, had a few cocktails. >> played some blackjacks. >> a little craps, a little blackjack. >> as one does when they win. >> nate was an alternate and got in and won the thing the guy that came in second place won the monday qualifier, so one, two interesting stories for the tour >> nate, thank you >> congratulations. >> congratulations. >> thank you for sharing your story. >> you picked up a lot of fans over the past few days. >> you're an inspiration, that's for sure. >> thank you. just ahead, taylor swift's
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we're back now at 8:43 with a battle involving some of pop music's biggest stars. and we're back now at 8:43 with a battle involving some of pop music's biggest stars. people are taking sides between taylor swift and justin bieber's manager scooter braun after braun recently purchased big machine label group which gives him ownership of all of swift's original recordings of her past six albums joe fryer's got the latest on this story ♪ >> reporter: the taylor swift scooter braun feud shows no signs of calming down. this morning sales of her old music surging sending her past albums up the record charts after swift blasted the music executive's purchase of her old label. the deal gives scooter braun the rights to the original recordings of swift's first six
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albums, meaning that a significant portion of their profits will now go to him ♪ because baby now we got bad blood ♪ >> according to swift the bad blood with the music eti goes back years including her famous feud with kanye west who at the time was braun's client swift claims she was blind sided by the sale of her former record label big machine to braun writing all i could think about was the incessant manipulative bullying i received at his hands for years. swift left the small independent label owned by scott boar chet ta in november he says swift passed on a ten-year contract he claims would have given her ownership of her master recordings, and he was unaware of her feelings toward braun the latest swift rift has a growing list of famous friends taking sides cher responded to the story on twitter, unfortunately can relate to having millions stolen a few times.
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rihanna, miley cyrus, nicki my nauj have reportedly unfollowed braun on social media. justin bieber and demi lovato are defending their friend and manager. i have dealt with bad people in the industry, and scooter is not one of them. he's a good man. one twitter user is trying to keep track of the divided allegiances with this chart. braun's camp has no comment, although his wife has challenged swift's accusations saying in an instagram post, who are you to talk about bullying? the world has watched you collect and drop friends like wilted flowers my husband is anything but a bully. as for swift, no sign yet she plans to just shake it off ♪ shake it off, shake it off >> for "today" joe fryer, nbc news los angeles. >> you made a good point, carson. >> the more they talk about this, scooter braun owns the rights to sales, he's getting richer as this thing goes on. >> oh, the irony. >> this is a story because taylor swift doesn't like
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scooter braun. she doesn't like the guy secondly it's easy for us to think the pop stars should own the rights if taylor swift worked on an assembly line in cars in detroit, she wouldn't have rights to the cars. >> you could make the argument that a car and intellectual property are a little different. >> it's still the labor, right the labor you don't necessarily own. it's part of capitalism. you reap benefit from the product to which the labor has made. >> one of the most fascinating the part of the stories for me is how the celebrities are taking side. >> the unfollow. >> unfollow. >> it would have been nice if scott had gone to her and said hey, listen, this guy's got 300 million. it's your music, it's your intellectual rights. not tied to a new label deal, i'm going to give you a chance of last refusal, offer me a hair more and i'll give it to you you should have it. >> assuming she could come up with the 300 plus million. >> i'm sure she could figure that out. >> could have done some financing. >> carson, thank you
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favorite bully songs, something new all summer long by kid rock, and then i'm throwing my buddy blake shelton drink on it in the mix because i love blake and we're going to start -- should i start with my cocktail first >> yes, this is the red, white and bourbon. a healthy dose of bourbon. >> just a splash. >> a little oj, a little lemon juice, a little lime juice. >> you're doing so good. >> a little bit of simple syrup. we're going to mix it up craig melvin is a big bourbon guy, too, so you're going to mix that up. >> we made you a mock tail jenna. >> we're going to mix this, pour it over some ice, and then i'm going to top it with just a little bit of grapefruit soda. >> and then the cute star fruit. >> i wouldn't do the star fruit. but for the sake of tv. >> it's the fourth of july. >> there it is what are we cooking? >> next we're going to do some hot dogs we like to soak our hot dogs in beer first i'm going to cut like little slits, kind of diagonally in the hot dogs.
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that's going to let the beer soak in. it's going to give the hot dogs a nice char when you grill them. so put them in the beer. >> this is something my mom did when i was growing up. i've carried it over ever since. any beer, darker beer is usually better. >> carson makes the best hot dogs and i swear it's because of that next we're going to grill up some toppings and make them in foil, cook them in foil on the grill so it makes cleanup a breeze onions, peppers, mushrooms, drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper where's my red, white and bourbon? >> i've got it here. >> you work on the dogs over there. >> this is a dog shot, too, if you want to go ahead and do this. >> don't do that >> i mean, the dogs, got the beer that's delicious, how dare you. >> take the short side and fold and then the long sides and fold and make sure you have a little bit of space so that the veggies will vent.
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plop that on the grill, how easy, about 20 minutes. >> get in here, this is how people cut the hot dog, it's not a burger where you lose the juices these slits create a little bit of that char there, and the beer gives it a little bit more of a ballpark plump feeling, don't you think? >> they're juicier. >> my dad used to slice the hot dogs like this. >> do you like it? >> this is fantastic why have you been holding back >> yeah, exactly and i like to add like cheese, jalapen jalapenos, avocado, whatever you want it makes it so easy to clean up afterwards there you go >> as long as you put out a bunch of topics and let everybody pick what they want. >> we're really into burger bars, hot dog bars, baked potato bars. >> any sort of bar really. >> regular bar so this is super fun we're going grill popcorn, and we do a lot of popcorn over the stove at home. >> we've never done this >> that is not true. okay so we have a pie -- >> we never grill popcorn.
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>> we've never -- we've never grilled popcorn. i love the idea, how do we do it siri >> disposable pan, a little bit of veggie oil, like three tablespoons, and then you're going to wrap it in foil again. >> what's with the s'mores stuff? >> now we're going to turn it into s'mores popcorn because grilled popcorn isn't enough >> does that really pop on the grill? >> no, we've never done it, but we're hoping it does. >> you want to take these and kind of shake it up a couple of times on the grill, but it pops just like it would pop on the stove. >> i love the salty and sweet. >> yes. >> to make it s'mores popcorn, break up some graham crackers, this is like the easiest thing ever we have some melted butter. >> the butter is key. >> we should make this for the kids they would love it. >> that's a healthy amount of butter i like that. >> you've got to have the butter, and then the marshmallows, how fun is that and a little bit of salt. >> it's good to soak this in beer just a little bit to pump
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up the popcorn a little bit. >> toss it with your beer. >> how does it all taste, guys >> fantastic >> what are you doing for the fourth of july, kristen? >> fourth of july, well, i'm going to be working. but then watch the fireworks. >> you're going to watch the fireworks? >> watch the fireworks for sure, and now i'm going to try and make this popcorn. >> why not >> everybody's going to be grilling people are always trying to overthink the barbecue i've got to do something fancy these hot dogs are great burgers. >> they're great >> a complex cocktail, popcorn. >> all right happy fourth of july, everybody. >> thank you >> cheers. >> you always class up the joint. >> cheers. great to see you >> and if you want these recipes but all means, come on over to the house. we live on long island >> go to the website, all right, as always, you can find more great stories but first your local news, third hour up next
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♪ the twelve-year-old girl reported missing over the weekend have been located. police are not telling uses the background circumstances other than she has been found safe.
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the package that sparked a lengthy hazmat call yesterday has tested negative for sarin. hazmat team gave the all clear late last night. we are talking to authorities trying to learn if they know the source of the package. we'll also post updates on our twitter feed for you. plans over the treatment of migrants over the u.s./mexico border. children are being taken from their parents. protests and rallies are happening around the bay area. ahead of midday, we'll take you live to one of those bay area rallies. our local update is coming up in about an hour. enjoy your tuesday morning. this is fred. he's dancing like nobody's watching.
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