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it's monday, august 1st. coming up on "early today," the ward of words between hillary clinton and donald trump intensifies over trudge's comments of the parents of a fallen american soldier. a state of emergency in maryland has a hard hit tries to recover from devastating floods that killed two people. new details on the worst in history. plus the pope weighs in on islamophobia. and a man with at astonishing jump. "early today" starts now. good morning, everybody, thanks for joining us today, i'm betty nguyen with less than 100 days until the election.
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on comments of a soldier from 2004. meanwhile on the democratic side, clinton linebacker is admitting she has work to do to gain the trust 6 more voters. nbc's edward lawrence joins me from washington with more. edward, it seems to be headed into uncharted waters these days. >> reporter: we are getting into these very critical moments the candidates, 98 days left before the election and both candidates trying to step up the pressure. during his first campaign stop today since the democratic national convention, donald trump will further defend comments that he made about the family, the muslim soldier who died while serving in iraq. the khan family spoke during the democratic national convention criticizing trump's stance on muslims and trump's sacrifices. >> if you look at his wife, she's standing there she had
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have nothing to say, you tell me. >> reporter: not true, according to khan. >> i'm really nervous because i cannot see my son's picture i cannot even come in the room with pictures. >> reporter: trump focused on a statement he called captain khan a hero, saying the real problem is radical islam. >> he sounds so disingenuous because of his of his judgment of division of dividing us. >> reporter: the vice presidential pick also pushed the debate to terrorism as well tweeting h humanyan khan is a hero. hillary clinton didn't let up. >> i personally think that donald trump poses a serious threat to our democracy. and it's going to be up to all
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will be campaigning today in the midwest. and both hillary clinton and donald trump are now receiving clarified security briefings each morning. flash flooding has killed two people in maryland this weekend as several hours of rain drenched the couldn't of ellicott city. maryland's mayor said it looks straight out of a movie. nbc reports. >> reporter: it happened in an >> get inside! >> reporter: powerful floodwaters sweeping through historic ellicott city on a busy saturday night. >> there's people in the water. >> reporter: diners in this restaurant watching in horror as people hung on to car, floating down main street. inside that car, a woman trapped. >> don't let go. >> i have to.
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chain to get her to safety. >> i will never forgot seeing that video of a human chain saving that person out of that car. i'll never forget that. >> reporter: in all, 22 people had to be rescued, six persons lost their lives. six inches of rain in two hours was too much. it took a direct hit. the water reseeded fast but the streets ripped apart. businesses destroyed. >> it's devastating to see some of the businesses that are totally gone. totally gone, like i don't even know where to start. >> reporter: maryland's gov larry logan declared a state of emergency. for victims victimized by mother nature recovery will take a long time. >> i just want to hug people and let them know we're all with them and we're going to help
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that. >> there are new details of a hot air balloon accident. the victims has been identified. nbc's janet shamlian has the details. >> reporter: this is a photo of a hot air balloon crashed taken by erin gonzalez. >> it seem they had couldn't climb. >> reporter:om plunging to earth killing the pilot and its passengers. the balloon traveled eight miles before striking a high powered transmission line. investigators found what may be the biggest help, a number of passenger electronics. >> the fbi response team was able to locate 14 personal electronic devices including cell phones, one ipad and three cameras. >> reporter: investigators say
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500 feet. would you have climbed in 500 feet cloud cover? >> no. >> reporter: why not? >> it doesn't get you get out of it. >> reporter: portraits of the victims including this doctor and his wife of san antonio, they were newlyweds. >> they she was the sweetest thing. >> reporter: scheduled to play in a beach volleyball tournament after the balloon ride. he texted friends about the ride. this has been rescheduled a dozen times because of the weather and i didn't think it was going to happen. soon after his last photo, his last communication, a picture of sheer tranquility spent 12 minutes before the accident. >> that was nbc's janet shamlian
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that's all it came down. a single ticket won saturday night's powerball jackpot, the winning ticket was sold at a hanna ford supermarket in new hampshire. half a billion dollars for the payout as the largest powerball snowballed since early mar. the eye popping payday ranked in out the owner's identity anytime soon. in fact, the california couple that won a share of january's $1.6 billion win just came forward last week to claim the dough. more of a story. a truly hot stopping twist. skydiver luke aikens jumped out of a plane. but if you look closely, he
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parachute. he ends with aikens landing on a 100 foot by 100 foot net. the daredevil has more than 18,000 jumps under his belt. he's now in the history book as the first person to sky dive without a parasuit or a wing suit. if you're wondering if his family thought this was a terrifying stunt. they were thrilled about it. both his and his wife has 2,000 jumps in the books. >> if he missed the net -- >> i'd be nervous just watching that. i can't imagine jumping out of the plane with a parasuit. >> and then to pick this little net. that flooding video out of maryland pretty serious stuff. three inches of rain in 30
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of power of water and just tossing around the cars. the ground is super saturated. if we even get one or two thunderstorms this afternoon, we could deal with just flash flooding and we still have a couple areas of light rain. out in cape cod you have the steadyiest of rain that's going to clear out early this morning pfr so we get a little break and this afternoon will pop up ti you'll notice as we go through the afternoon, the yellow dots here are the likely storms. they're going to be scattered storms from north carolina all the way up to southern new england. they'll be hit and they'll be miss. and tuesday drys out. the other stories from kansas, nearly 100, with all of those areas. some beautiful weather in chicago. the picture there today, 83 and sunny. that's your national weather. now here's a closer look at your day. so, areas in new england will be
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where you break out in some sun, that's where you could see stronger storms in the midatlantic. from areas of north dakota down through iowa. now, the tropics are heating up, too. heading toward the peak of hurricane season. could have a storm developing in the caribbean the next couple of days. just ahead, why the olympics were starting on a sour note for team australia. plus, detailing on a horrifying car crash caught on camera. you're watching "early today." she thinks it smells fine, but her guests smell this... sfx: ding, flies, meow (after cat lands) music starts febreze air effects heavy duty has up to... ...two times the odor-eliminating power to remove odors you've done noseblind to [inhales] mmm. use febreze air effects, till it's fresh and try febreze small spaces... continuously eliminate up to two times the odors for 30 days. febreze small spaces and air effects,
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the downtown area. several dozen muslims with passive mass across italy and france yesterday. it was a moment solidarity after the killing of a priest by two isis militants. pope francis echoed that same sentiment, while fly ago board his papal plane, he told supporters not all muslims are violent. in ever religion there are small groups of fundamentalists. australian athletes are the latest victims of crime in the olympic village. missing three ipads and other items reported stolen. they not only boosted concerns about the safety standards but whether australia's team may have been targeted.
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australian building that was not ready two weeks ago. so, no one was -- no one would targeted australians. they wouldn't dare. let's take a look at this violent car crash. how can you miss that, captured in florida. after tumbling numerous times it finally comes to a stop. thanks to bystanders who rushed uber is going to invest in an ambitious project for for maps and drive away cars. it's ramping up spending on new technologies following investments by the company earlier this year. a new study by said 80% of college students say tuition costs are worthwhile.
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this morning on "today," with the opening ceremony for the rio olympics just four days away, matt lauer sits down with the mayor of rio to ask the question on everyone's mind is rio ready. now to sports action and one of the longest days in pga championship history. jimmy walker has first major title edging out jason day by a stroke to win the pga championship. because of rain golfers played 36 holes yesterday. walker had a one shot lead after sunday's final round thanks to four back nine birdies. then shot a bogey-free round to clear to victory. turning to major league baseball in chicago after falling behind 6-1 early in last
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game to extra innings. stepped up to a run. >> 2-2, he gets it, runner coming home. >> lester drops down a pinch-hit bunt to give the walkoff in history. now the the cardinals after going 0 for 20 without a hit in the last ten days the slumping dietrich gets a line drive in a gap in left field for the first ever walkoff hit. the marlins mob dietrich ripping his jersey off his back. dietrich doesn't seem to mind after the 7-6 win.
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u.s. athletes arrive in rio for the olympic games. athletes got the fun started early on the plane out of houston. ? ? do do do ? >> yeah. draymond green, jimmy butler and everybody looks into it except for coach carmelo. is this the end to all thing harry potter? you're watching "early today." ha, no, i switched to geico and got more. more? 24/7 access online, on the phone or with the geico app.
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birds see all and forget nothing. except this one, who has an outlet for a face. now, for some entertainment news, sunday's 18th annual teen choice awards was filled with fun and games with performances by ne-yo and mar. jessica alba called for an end to gun violence. even political stunts encouraging teens to vote in the show's first ever teen choice presidential election. >> tonight, potus is going to go with the floatus. and a fellow teenage americans it is sometime for me to pass the torch. >> hillary clinton won that ward
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more than 37 million votes were passed online for this year's winner. jason bourne topped the weekend box office with an estimated 60 millions that makes it the largest opening in the franchise behind the bourne ultimatum in 2007. and then matt gadamon's to that world. str and bad moms with an estimated $23.4 million. female. and it was a bittersweet weekend for harry potter fans with best-selling author j.k. rowling announcing this will be the final chapter for the wiz are. as the theaters tended to fans they lined up around the world. i'm betty nguyen. and this is "early today." see me. see me. don't stare at me. see me.
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>> this is 7news now. >> christa: good morning. it is monday. we're good to go for "today in new england." >> sarah: here are some stories we're working on. breaking overnight, a police investigation under way in move. mass state police and newton police were seen searching on hammond street near the longwood cricket club. no word yet on what happened. >> christa: and overnight, massachusetts lawmakers unanimously approving a bill that would require men and women to receive equal pay for equal work. and the governor is planning to sign this bill coming up this afternoon. >> sarah: plus a retired providence police officer accused of murdering his wife. new details on what police say happened after the deadly encounter. >> christa: and an unexpected encounter here. a trip to the franklin park zoo taking a wild turn when a
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it was pouring rain where i was yesterday. >> christa: danielle, how is it looking today? >> danielle: for today, kind of the same story. watch those hit-and-miss showers. sometimes you see them, sometimes you won't. just lick you were talking about them, you saw them, christa didn't. this area of moisture is continuing to push off shore. right now just the outer cape seeing some of that shower activity. this will continue to taper off as we head into the morning commute. your day today. so notice as we head enter this just before lunchtime, starting to watch scattered showers. that will be the trend. we'll continue to watch that throughout the day today and even into tomorrow, too. we won't start the clear out until we head into tomorrow afternoon. and sunshine returns and high pressure does, as well. as far as rain totals, i don't think they'll be great. rain totals anywhere up to half an inch. mainly just some of you going to see some isolated showers along
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today, they're more scattered along western mass and central mass in nature. so july is a wrap. we wrapped up july with less than an inch of rain in boston. so that's over two and a half inches behind where we should be july officially the 8th driest on record. we need any rain we can get. drops from central mass up into southern new hampshire. we certainly do need the rain. current temperatures out the door in the upper 60s and low 70s. high temperatures today staying below average in the with scattered showers. also in the 70s tomorrow. more on your forecast as "today in new england" starts right now. >> christa: breaking news overnight. massachusetts lawmakers up late, pushing through several bills, including one for ride-sharing services. >> sarah: change beginning today at boston summer camp after the tragic death of a young boy. >> christa: a war of words between donald trump and the
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soldier killed overseas in iraq. >> sarah: and floodwaters surge through maryland sweeping cars away, damaging buildings and prompting dramatic rescues. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: good monday morning, everybody. thanks for joining us. it's 5:00 a.m. i'm sarah french. >> christa: on this first day of august. >> sarah: i totally forgot. >> christa: yeah. >> sarah: i was on vacation. >> christa: for a long time. >> sarah: i tried to get a little tan, but i had spf100 on. >> christa: your dermatologist would be proud of you. >> sarah: that new england weather, your skin has to readjust. >> danielle: absolutely. you're definitely not going to be needing much of the spf today and tomorrow. watch the cloud cover out there. we'll watch for scattered showers today. temperatures sitting in the upper 60s. we're close to 70. notice that dew point close to 70 degrees, as well. it's another gloomy day. mid-60s in worcester.


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