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us now as we savor it. hope you have great holiday. >> have a great fourth of july! ♪ ♪ good morning. where did it come from? a teenager seriously injured after accidentally jumping on what police describe as a homemade firework in new york's central park. this morning, the search to find whoever put there and why. breaking overnight, a suicide bomber carries out an attack near u.s. consulate in saudi arabia. [ sirens ] in baghdad, the death toll climbing from a truck bombing in a busy shopping district. isis claiming responsibility for that attack, and a deadly siege on this crowded cafe. chilling revelation. the father of that boy who was killed by an alligator at disney world reportedly told emergency crews he was also attacked by a second gator. this morning, how the park is
responding. and historic night. ft. bragg hosts the first major league baseball game ever played on an active military base as the nation gets set to celebrate independence day, today, monday, july 4th, 2016. welcome to "today" on this fourth of july monday morning. i'm willie gieft, as you take a look at the ceremonial brass, they will be performing for us. >> i'm natalie and morales. matt and savannah have the day off. ft. bragg, if you bl it, they will come. >> what a great idea from major league baseball. we've seen basketball games on
aircraft kafer yers and baseball at bases. >> investigation into a bizarre explosion at central park that seriously injured a young man from virginia. >>. >> reporter: that young man is listed in stable condition this morning after what was a frightening incident in a city that's on heightened alert this holiday. >> we don't know. we don't know. >> reporter: chaos and confusion in new york's central park. friends up in arms after another friend was badly injured. police say it was a small explosion off the beaten path. 19-year-old connor golden from virginia jumping down from a rock, stepping on what police believe was a homemade firework. his left foot severed. his friends in apparent shock. >> he's our friend. >> we got to go. >> police say the three friends are not responsible for the firework, but it's not clear how it got there and when.
>> there's nothing to indicate this was an explosive device that was placed or put in this area with a specific intent to harm any individual. >> reporter: golden's grandparents say what happened to their parents is surreal. >> hopefully,le thil work out for him. this is a life changing thing for this poor young man. >> reporter: bomb sniffing dogs, noses to the ground, searching for evidence. an unsettling sight to new yorkers and tourists alike. >> this is very odd circumstance. >> reporter: nationwide, cities are stepping up security for the fourth of july holiday. in boston, police are monitoring dozens of surveillance cameras, looking for any suspicious activity. in miami, the coast guard is keeping a close eye on the waters, making sure boaters are safe at sea. and in los angeles a noticeable increase in police officers and dogs at l.a.x. behind the scenes, tactical units aimed at preventing any potential attack.
the goal nationwide, a safe independence day with no unexpected fireworks. here in new york millions are expected to gather around the city to watch the fireworks. there will be thousands of police officers watching too. natalie and willie. >> all right. starting off this morning. thank you. drenching rain could threaten cookouts and fireworks displays for millions of americans and dylan is in for al. what are we looking at? >> the areas that have been seeing rain the last couple of days, like down through st. louis, down into kentucky, those areas will still deal with more rain. this is the set-up we have. almost a stalled front right through the ohio and tennessee river valleys. that means some of the storms have a lot of water couldn't tevenlt a lot of rainfalls in a very short period of time. we have these flash flood watches. they will expire shortly in southern missouri but they are
going to last through the day today across kentucky through southern ohio and especially over into west virginia. we still have these pockets of heavier rain training over the same areas that we've been seeing them for the last couple of days. and as this area of low pressure continues to move east ward, we're going to see increased chances of heavier rain as far ooes as washington, d.c. down into virginia as well. that could affect the fireworks a little bit. spotty showers and storms tomorrow. it looks like this area through louisville, kentucky, stretching over into parts of eastern, and central west virginia we could end up with 2 to 3 inches of rain with isolated higher amounts. to give you an idea of smattering. chicago is hot and humid. dallas is dry. washington, d.c., we could see scattered storms. denver, atlanta look okay with isolated storms and boston is looking real nice. temperatures around 77. it's rite in the zone. >> keep the rain away in new
york tonight. >> with a light sprinkle. >> the. a new terror attack in the middle east overnight. this one in saudi arabia following a string of bombings including one in baghdad for which isis is claiming responsibility. bill neely has the latest for us. bill, good morning. >> reporter: good morning and happy fourth of july to everyone but sadly terrible news from iraq and breaking news from saudi arabia where the u.s. mission in jetta has been targeted before. this morning a suicide bomber got to within 30 feet of the walls before blowing himself up. it's just the latest in a string of islamist attacks across half a dozen countries. controlled explosions outside the u.s. consulate in jeddah this morning after a suicide bomber was stopped in his car by two security men. he detonated his bomb but no one in the consulate was injured. the first bombing there in years aimed at americans. iraq was hit with its worst
suicide attack this year. the death toll now 165. this was a busy shopping area packed with people preparing to celebrate the holiday when a truck packed with explosives was driven into a building. dozens of children among the dead. iraq's prime minister visited the scene but was heckled and his car stoned. a week after his forces retook fallujah from isis, the terror group is lashing back and its reach is wide. bangladesh is the latest country to suffer an isis massacre. among 20 dead where three teenagers studying in america. one coffin draped in stars and stripes. one was a u.s. citizen from miami. she was studying at emory university. both were 18. they died with their friend.
an indian studying at berkeley. >> i was shocked and immediately started crying. i've been pretty numb. >> reporter: isis is blamed for last week's attack in turkey. more than 200 dead in less than a week. among them, nine italians and seven japanese killed in that attack in bangladesh. if you add the orlando, florida, massacre and one attack in france to that list, it's global and for most muslims, it's a total perversion of their holy month. >> touching so many different parts of the world. thank you. to the presidential race and busy holiday weekend for both candidates. hillary clinton has been interviewed by the fbi over her e-mails while donald trump sparked an uproar with a controversial new tweet. we have both campaigns covered.
let's start with kelly o'donnell. >> a big week for hillary clinton. tomorrow in north carolina, clinton will campaign for the first time with president obama and friday joe biden will join her on stage in his hometown of scranton, pennsylvania. this weekend you might say there were political fireworks with clinton's highly anticipated visit to the fbi. hillary clinton's one of a kind holiday weekend. saturday morning she headed to fbi headquarters in washington. saturday night, a ticket to broadway's hit "hamilton" with friends and the former president and in between an exclusive phone call to nbc's chuck todd about her 3 1/2 hour fbi interview on the e-mail controversy. >> i've been eager to do it. >> reporter: clinton said the justice department did not tell her when the investigation will be over. >> i have no knowledge of any time line. this is entirely up to the department.
>> reporter: she also defended her husband's controversial private visit with attorney general loretta lynch. >> hindsight is 20/20. both the attorney general and my husband have said they wouldn't do it again even though it was from all accounts that i have heard and seen an exchange of pleasant pleasantries. >> reporter: bill clinton boarded the plane for a conversation widely criticized as inappropriate while the justice department's investigation is ongoing. donald trump stirring the co conspiracy plot. trump tweeted, the system is rigged. still unknown, when the investigation will end and will voters trust the outcome? joe biden telling national public radio the white house has stayed out of it. >> the easy accusation would be
biden, as vice president, put pressure on a government agency to keep that from happening. the president and i have kept our hands off completely. >> reporter: unknown in there wi be a decision between the two party conventions later this month. on running mate news, the questionnaire filled out by those being considered to be a vice presidential nominee have not all been returned and that suggest decisions for those two important jobs are still a ways off. natalie, willie? >> kelly o'donnell in washington. thank you. to that other tweet from donald trump we mentioned that has him taking heat as his campaign dives deeper into the looming decision over a running mate. kasie hunt has the latest for us. >> reporter: good morning. this fourth of july weekend vice presidential speculation ramping up but donald trump is under fire for yet another tweet. this one that some are calling anti-semitic and it may have
originated with hate groups. the image tweeted saturday from donald trump's account shows hillary clinton, a pile of money, and what appears to be the star of david. immediately denounced by some as anti-semitic. his campaign quickly changed the star to a circle but trump stayed silent and without a formal explanation, his former campaign manager defeating him. >> you can read into things that aren't there. >> reporter: the image originally appeared on twitter two weeks ago posted by a user that promoted other racist im e image imagery. >> i have many, many friends from israel and jewish friends. >> reporter: on sunday, trump's account praise ed praised elie
talked about how jared kushner is jewish and so are still of his grandchildren. >> my daughter is about to have a beautiful, jewish baby. >> reporter: in fact kushner is an influential player in the campaign. involved in the vice presidential selection process heating up this weekend. >> it's a hell of a job. >> reporter: vice president joe biden needling newt gingrich in the audience at the aspen institute. >> trump said he needs a vice president who understand washington because he knows he doesn't. >> reporter: in new jersey over the weekend, indiana governor mike pence taking a private meeting. back home talking to reporters. >> we just had a great visit with the trumps. nothing was offered and nothing was accepted. >> reporter: also said to be on the short list, new jersey governor chris christie and
alabama senator jeff sessions. >> this is all up to donald trump. he'll pick who he wants. >> reporter: sources caution that trump's unpredictable style means you never know. there's always a chance he could pick somebody that would surprise all of us. willie, natalie? >> we wouldn't be surprised by that. kasie hunt, thanks so much. let's bring in mark halperin. busy weekend for both candidates. let's break it down with hillary clinton and the fbi interview. how do we think she did or how are they portraying how she did and will it change the narrative on the e-mail scandal? >> she had to had to eventually sit and do this interview. if she's not indicted, i think despite the controversy over her husband's meeting, this will not hurt her politically. still chatter about it. an indictment would be c catastrophic for her campaign. lawyers say it may have been bad judgment but not necessarily a
crime. >> she admitted for the first time that trust is a problem for her and polls bear that out. honest and trustworthy numbers are not good for her. does that concern her and is this fbi investigation a piece of that? >> there have been years and years of questions. some based on her own errors of judgment and behavior. some just based on the fact that clintons attract a lot of scrutiny. those remarks she made where she talked openly about this notion of trying to rebuild trust is about trying to build a governing structure than it is about winning the campaign. the biggest barrier to getting elected is people don't trust her as much as they do previous people elected president. >> as much as she's trying to regain their trust and turn the page on e-mail scandal and turn the corner campaigning with president obama and vice president biden joining her even though she's asked about bill clinton's tarmac meeting with
attorney general loretta lynch. how much damage was done by that? >> a lot of damage. it undermined the integrity of no indictment. in the end, if she is not indicted, we'll hear from people in the fbi to say more than normally when you have a no prosecution. in this case, we'll hear more to try to overcome people's suspicions based on that meeting which everyone now agrees was ill-advised. >> jumping to donald trump for a moment. we heard a list of vice presidential choices. mike pence, governor of pennsylvania, which kind of person does he need to counterbalance him? >> they need two fundamental things. one, someone who every person needs to pick. qualified to be president. they recognize if they pick someone that doesn't meet that bar, it will be a real negative for someone that's never
govern governed in his life. everyone i talked to said that person is ready to be president if they need to be and he needs something that's energizing for his campaign. someone like gingrich or christie. can they energy the campaign? probably not. >> if you're a betting man, your man would be on -- >> i never bet on things i cover. i will say this. i get a feeling that one or both of candidates may pick someone that's not been speculated about purposely keeping it hidden to create that shock surprise which is usually a hallmark of a good vp pick. >> happy fourth. >> thank you. history was made at ft. bragg, north carolina, last night. the atlanta braves and miami marlins playing at the first military installation.
they have more than 50,000 active duty personnel played in front of members of the military and their families. money for that newly constructed stadium was provided by major league baseball and the mlb players association and by the way, the marlins won the game 5-2. they should make this an annual event. >> they have the stadium. let's do it every year. three-game series over the fourth of july weekend. >> and if you build it, they will come. >> absolutely. >> they all did. dylan is back with a look at the forecast. what else are you looking at? >> it will be nice across new england and also the northwest. southwest, too. a chance of scattered showers and storms through ohio and tennessee river valley. flash flood watches are in
good monday morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we have fog and drizzle in sfrichblsan francisco. the temperature at 57 degrees. elsewhere more of the same. mid to upper 50s and low ou60s. 60s along the coast throughout the day and in the city 73 in oakland and 83 degrees in fairfield. some mid to upper 80s for parts of the east bay. down to the south bay. while palo alto is up to 77 degrees. santa rosa up to 77 degrees.
we'll be watching the possibility of some clouds rolling in late. gator that attacked him as he tried to save his son. the murder of a popular fitness instructor found dead in a texas church. the suspect captured on camera wearing tactical gear. nearly three months later, why police still have not made an arrest. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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==top== the city of n jose is makg an ext effort ts year to keep things sa good morning. i'm kris sanchez. the city of san jose is doing an extra effort to keep things safe for the fourth of july. police are promising to crack down on illegal fireworks. city leaders approved new laws in april that mean for the first time fire officials and park rangers can also issue those firework citations along with police. the fines are steep. first violation of $500. a third offense will run you $1,000. leave it to the pros. here is meteorologist kari hall with weather. >> it will be hard to see the fireworks with the low cloud. now we have temperatures starting out in the up 50s to low 60s heading into the upper
70s for the east bay and me nins. 85 in the south bay and 76 in the north bay with san francisco at a breezy 63 degrees. we have an afternoon game at at&t park with our highs reaching into the 60s. a lot of sunshine. it will be breezy and cool. winds from the southwest kicking up from 15 to 25 miles per hour. we're also watching out once again for the potential for low clouds moving back into san francisco by this evening. it looks very possible. as we take a look at the microclimate today. 89 in loss combat -- los gatos. in san jose the parade starts at 10:00. it will be 67 degrees warming up to 84 degrees in times for the festival and the fireworks at 66 tonight. a clear view in the south bay. >> we'll have more local news in
back now at 7:30 on this july 4th monday morning 2016. we have a wonderful crowd outside kicking off their holiday weekend here with us in m midtown manhattan. a teenager from virginia in stable condition this morning after he stepped on what police described as a homemade firework in central park. they stress there's no evidence it was an act of terrorism. four national guard helicopters are now being used to fight wildfires in california. a massive new one broke out over the weekend forcing more than 5,000 people to evacuate. and several beaches in southern california closed today because of a toxic green algae
bloom. touching it can cause rashes, blisters and other health problems. new information coming to light in last month's horrific alligator attack at disney world. the father who tried to save his 2-year-old son reportedly told authorities that another gator attacked him during the incident. nbc's gabe gutierrez has more on that. >> reporter: a report by the orlando sentinel is shedding new light on that horrifying attack here at disney. painting a horrific picture of a father desperately trying to save his son and that a second gator may have been involved in the attack. chilling new details about that horrific attack at disney world. according to public records obtained by the orlando sentinel, the father of lane graves told authorities he was attacked by a second alligator while trying to save his son. in an e-mail to supervisors,
captain said matt graves had lacerations from the gator's teeth despite needing stitches and antibiotics, the father refused to leave the area but was persuaded to seek medical attention. on the way to the hospital, the father described the experience telling how another gator attacked him as his son was being pulled into the water. >> reporter: during the 16-hour search for the boy, five alligators were trapped and killed. the 2 year old died from drowning and traumatic injuries. according to the report, the captain also told supervisors about the heartbreak for their child and writing this sweet couple insisted on showing us pictures of their happy son. adding that the mother kept referring to him as her happy
boy. the family which held a funeral for the child last month isn't commenting. the nebraska natives had been visiting disney world on june 14th staying at the grand floridian and their 2 year old was wading in water when the attack occurred. since then disney world has raised fencing around the lake and other lakefront properties posting signs that warn of alligators and snakes throughout their resorts. disney world officials did not respond to request for comment over the holiday weekend but in the most recent public statement they said disney was reinforcing training employees for alligator sightings and expanding communication to guest. >> your heart breaks just knowing all of this new information all of these details for the poor graves family. >> you hear them talk about their happy boy makes it even more painful. let's turn to ohio and a case of mistaken identity at a hotel that's now sparked an international incident.
sheinelle jones is here with that. >> police released body camera videos that show a businessman's arrest at gun point. they received a 911 call say a man dressed in traditional clothes was a terrorist pledging allegiance to isis. this body cam video shows officers carrying assault rifles rushing the hotel entrance as they approach a man in a robe and headdress. >> get on the ground! >> reporter: relatives of a hotel clerk called 911 to report that the clerk had panicked after seeing the man in the hotel lobby speaking on his phone in arabic and reportedly pledging his allegiance or something to isis. >> cover. cover.
>> reporter: officers pin him to the ground, handcuffing him. removing his shoes. he appeared to speak limited english trying to tell the officers he was a tourist. about ten minutes into the encounter, police finding no cause to make an arrest allowed the man to stand up. he then collapsed on the pavement. he was later taken to the hospital as a precaution. following the incident in a face to face meeting over the weekend at the cleveland office of the council on america and islamic relations, the police publicly apologized. >> it is a very regrettable circumstance that occurred for you. you should not have bee put in that situation like you were. >> in response to the incident, a travel warning was issued to citizens telling them not to
wear traditional clothes when traveling abroad. they also summoned the senior american diplomat from the u.s. to discuss the matter. he apologized for the incident calling it unacceptable. >> thank you. >> let's get another check of the weather right now. dylan is in for al. >> a personal forecast for you, willie. and all of the people enjoying the macy's fireworks later today. we'll see clouds start to work in a little bit. there's a chance we might see a sprinkle but it's really about it. temperatures should be up around 78 degrees with light winds. something to keep in mind if you see the sprinkles, feel it, it's nothing to worry about. it's not going to get that much heavier. summertime heat down through southern texas and even into parts of louisiana. it's not just the high temperatures, it's the humidity and the humidity is going to be very high with your feels-like temperatures around 105 to 110 even in some areas. dallas, it will feel like 112. new orleans, it will feel like 103. across the southeast,
tallahassee will feel like 98 degrees because of high humidity and temperatures will stay hot. little rock by thursday, 100 degrees. atlanta stays in the lower 90s. charleston, south carolina, stays in the upper 90s. even up into washington, d.c. by the time we get to thursday, temperatures will be in the mid 90s with higher humidity making it just a little bit uncomfortable. down through midland texas, we'll stay well above 100 degrees and dallas should be up around 100 through most of this week with even war we have mostly clear skies in the south bay while we do have some very warm air that will be moving in as we go into the day in oakland today. 59 degrees. 55 in napa and san francisco now 57. oakland will be up to 73 degrees. palo alto 77, san jose up to 85. mid to upper 80s for the inland areas and santa rosa will be topping out at 76 degrees. look at the microclimate showing more warm air for the inland
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suspect. but some on social media have already tried and convicted him. >> i think it's the easiest thing to do. it's the easiest conclusion to jump to. oh, the husband did it. >> reporter: christie stout says the couple's three daughters 8, 13, and 15 are in counseling and doing okay, but difficult ages to be without a mom. how much does this haunt you day-to-day? >> every minute of the day. >> reporter: stout is a nurse. her work is saving lives, and that someone took missy's has left her shattered. have you been able to make sense of it? >> no. nothing about it makes sense. whoever did this spent a lot of time in the building, didn't take anything but they took a life. and then left. >> reporter: leaving a family heartbroken and still hoping for answers. for "today," nbc news. >> that investigation continues. on a much different note, we'll swing over to "pop start." we can tell you katy perry made social history.
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i can read. >> amy schumer. goggles on there. at least in water. here are boys. neil patrick harris and his husband. fourth of july. grilling out. you have the beer. here are kids. you have victoria beckham with brooklyn. all that weekend fun. big celebration ahead with fireworks tonight. go to fireworksnearyou.com and put in your zip code and will show you the closest firework display. we're hoping to get it started early in the orange room. when we see #orangeroom, it will come up. >> and sound effects, too. >> it's like talking in a bubble. >> i'll bring my children into the orange room tonight and set them here. and, willie, you have a long
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happy fourth of july. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we start out with clouds this morning across parts of the bay area. in the south bay it's all clear. 59 degrees and some 60s going on in the east bay and the peninsula. as you step out the door. now as we go into the rest of the day, mid to upper 70s. 85 in the south bay and in the tri-valley into the upper 80s and san francisco at 63 degrees. and tonight in time for the fireworks show it will be in the 60s dropping back to 58 degrees. low clouds moving into san francisco. that may affect your visibility for the fireworks show there tonight. in san jose the parade starts 10:00 in the morning. it will be 67 degrees and the festival and picnic at 84 degrees. and the fireworks show late tonight all clear in the south bay at 66 degrees. fireworks for the evening in pleasantton will be great.
some of the prefireworks festivities will be very warm into the low 80s by 5:00. 7:00 72 degrees, and then maybe a light jacket needed later on tonight as we get ready for the fireworks. we have a full list of the fourth of july events going on at nbcbayarea.com. now over to you. >> thank you. happening now fireworks no doubt for tonight. one bay area show will have hit-and-run 10,000 devices. on facebook you can find out what it takes to put together the largest fireworks display anywhere in the bay area. unfortunately illegal fireworks are part of the fourth of july mix. police cracking down in san jose this year. link to the details on our home page. if your looking for someplace to celebrate, go to our twitter feed for a list of events. see you in a half hour.
it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, fireworks fear. the loud noises can easily frighten your pet. this morning how you can keep your pet calm tonight. plus, no more nurseries. why many hospitals are doing away with them and urging moms to keep babies in the room around the clock. is the trend good for mom and baby. and parents upset after picking up their kids from a cub scout camp and learning it was
sponsored by hooters. >> happy fourth of july from minnesota. >> i'm turning 13. >> celebrating 50 years of friendship. >> i love u.s.a. >> happy fourth of july! and welcome back to "today" on the fourth of july. al has the morning off but we ve plenty at the top of the hour here. a huge way to celebrate the fourth of july. this is always one of my favorite days of the year because so many people in for the fireworks and everybody is in a good mood and ready to celebrate america and tonight a
fireworks spectacular here. it starts at 8:00, 7:00 central right here on nbc. they're promising it's going to be the biggest fire works display they've had since 2000. >> looking forward to that. you have a lot do tonight. meanwhile we have a lot to get to. let's check with a start morning. an investigation is under way into a bizarre explosion into new york central park that injured a virginia teenager. the man jumped from a rock on to a homemade firework that exploded severing his left foot. he is in stable condition. police are trying to figure out how the fire work but there is no indication of terrorism. hillary clinton is about to get help on the campaign trail. president obama joins her for the first time. over the weekend she met with
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used a rifle to shoot through rope. about 150 shots later the eagle broke free. it was taken to the animal hospital where it is recovering. >> that's a great story. he used a rifle and nicked away at the rope and freed the bird. >> thanks so much. coming up next, a new drug approved to help your dog cope with fireworks and other ways to calm your pets fears. a cub scout camp sponsored by hooters.
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we're back at 8:08. your family probably looking forward to tonight's firework display. >> it's a different story for your family pet. >> that's right. they may be beautiful but the reality is when it comes to firework displays, your pets hear the noise and it's scary. fireworks rank up there with thunderstorms as the top causes for anxiety for dogs. they're a mainstay of every fourth of july celebration and enough to send your dog howling for the hills. in a recent survey, 44% of dog owners reported their dog had some aversion to loud noises and shelters say the fifth of july is the busiest day of the year because so many dogs run away from fireworks in fear.
>> rain, thunder, fireworks. >> definitely gets nervous around fireworks. >> reporter: the problems can range from mild anxiety to severe phobia. when theresa fisher adopted stella, she never dreamed her normally happy go lucky pup would be so traumatized by loud noises. >> she would try to get away from wherever the source of the noise was. really upsetting for me to see and not be able to remedy the situation. >> reporter: a doctor says some dogs are so scared they need anti-anxiety medication just like humans. all to help calm dogs and a new drug was just approved by the fda specifically to help dogs cope with fireworks. but the doctor warns prescription meds only work ahead of time. there are some medication free ways to help your dog cope. >> dogs during the fourth of july have been known to escape from places that they otherwise
wouldn't be able to. >> reporter: a dog trainer says make sure your dog cannot run away. >> they can dig under a fence line. they've been known to jum through windows to escape. >> reporter: try comfort products. >> put it on your dog a number of hours before so they have a chance to calm down well before the festivities begin. >> reporter: and finally, put your dog in a small windowless room. >> giving them a cave-like area in your house typically the best area is a bathroom because it has tile flooring and it's cool. >> reporter: as for stella, theresa says it takes drugs and noise canceling headphones to keep her dog's panic under control. if you have a new dog and not sure how he'll react tonight, experts say be prepared. keep him inside and be ready with a towel handy. if he seems upset at the noise,
wrap that towel and hold him closely and tightly to your body. you don't want to pet the dog to reward their behavior and you don't want to get hurt. >> what do we think around the table? >> my dog is fine. fireworks going off last night and she was fast asleep. totally fine. >> morgan, thank you. let's get a check of the holiday forecast right now. dylan has it again for us. >> we'll see pretty decent weather for most of the country for your fireworks later on tonight. in the northeasoutheast, spotty thunderstorms in dallas. hot. 99 degrees. 96 in houston. new orleans, 94. by the time we get into tonight, again, spotty storms in dallas. most areas across the southeast are looking good for your fireworks especially as we go into this evening. in the west, we're going to see
temperatures mainly cool along the coast. 61 degrees in san francisco. 68 in seattle. denver up to 91 degrees. and then by evening, not really a lot going on. fireworks look good out that way. in other areas of the country to the northeast where we look at maybe some spotty showers in pittsburgh. washington, d.c., kind of cloudy. kind of damp all day. we're not looking for that to change. into this evening, looking at a chance of scattered showers and storms. 77. new york looks good. maybe a sprinkle. boston, farther north you go, things are looking good. about 77 degrees and areas back through the midwest especially into chicago looks good. cloudy. 82 degrees. st. louis, cincinnati, you guys have been stuck in the rain. we'll see a little bit more rain today. maybe clearing out in time for fireworks as that whole >> we start out this morning with clear skies for the inland areas and clouds near the coast. and temperatures in the upper 50s to low 60s.
highs today reaching into the mid to upper 80s for the east bay and to the south bay. san jose up to 85. pallo alt o oe alo alto, 77. in time for the fireworks tonight, there will be more clouds moving in, especially in san francisco. and it may impact your visibility in order to see those fireworks by 9:30 later this evening. >> and that's your latest forecast. >> thank you very much. time for a fourth of july trending. >> are we ready? two groups you never expect to hear in the same sentence. the cub scouts and hooters. the all-american training program for boys and of course the racy restaurant chain known for among other things, its wings of course. i love their wings. those two groups came together in denver last week when hooters sponsored a cub scout day camp. one mom told local media she picked up her 7-year-old son and was shocked to find him surrounded by people wearing hooters visors.
they show volunteers posing with boys taking part in crafts. willie, are you giggling? the boy scouts say hooters approached them about a partnership. hoo hooters said we enjoyed volunteering our time and look forward to future events. >> the first question, what is the age limit of the cub scouts? >> you're signing up right now to volunteer your time. >> they didn't look racy. well dressed. >> summer camp is awesome. i want to go again. >> this is a restaurant that loves to celebrate owls. >> it's outdoors. it all comes together. what are your pre-bed rituals? president obama's routine just revealed by "the new york times" in a new piece. the president calls himself a night guy.
after a long day, he spends four or five hours by himself reading letters from americans, working on his speeches, watching espn, e-mailing friends and playing words with friends on his ipad. the president's one late night indulgen indulgence. every night he has exactly seven lightly salted almonds. >> not six. >> shake it up a little bit. >> every night seven. he lines them up. >> you just pop them in. >> is it a federal offense if you stole one of those? >> come on. >> stick your hand in the almonds. have a big night. here's a gadget that would be perfect for your fourth of july barbecue. a wristband that lets you know when you had enough to drink. this is the world's first wearable alcohol monitor.
it's called backtrack skin and measures ethanol molecules that escape from your skin using reading to gauge your blood alcohol content. they just won an award from the national institute of health and plans to release its product later this year. wonder what that would read right now on you guys? >> if you think of driving home from a party. good thing to get. >> i would imagine it takes time for that reading to -- ethanol molecules to escape from your skin. >> some people you can smell it right away. >> that is true. >> let's turn to carson with a look at pop start. >> nick jonas took a moment on saturday to remember victims of pulse nightclub shooting and welcomed a singer to the stage. she's fantastic. they sang "rise up" as names of
victims scrolled behind them and surprised pulse employees with tickets to the show. good story there. on a lighter note, katy perry marking a social media milestone. already the most followed person on twitter. now she's officially the first person to hit 90 million followers. twitter marking the occasion saying it's time to party. how did katy respond? dang, this is tight. then revealing how she spent her night celebrating. katy said everyone having a lit friday night and i'm here examining the nose pore remover i just used. we are going to play a game right now. i'll put up a screen grab from a music video and you see if you can name the song just based on the image. here's the first one.
there you go. >> 2006. shakira. nice job, everybody. here's the next musical video screen grab. classic. >> year 2000. name the song. >> back street boys. >> no. 'nsync is correct. no strings attached. looking for the song. "it's going to be me." >> i used to love this video. >> let's move on. i play that video too much. i'll turn it off now. >> crazy came out in 2006. great song. one more for you guys. we'll hear crazy. >> beyonce "back in the day."
>> crazy love. >> that's correct. this is on beyonce's record. classic. >> i feel like '80s videos i get. that's when i watched. >> tom petty. >> that's your pop start today. happy fourth. >> very good, carson. to a growing trend in hospitals across the country when it comes to how newborns are cared for after delivery. >> many hospitals doing away with traditional baby nurseries. >> when it comes to having baby, everyone's experience is different. many want to keep mothers close never leaving their side during delivery and others would rather have the nurse take the baby for a while so they can rest but now hospitals are pushing back, mom, unless it's urgent, baby has to stay with you.
this is where babies traditionally go after they're born. there's a growing trend moms to be should know. many hospitals are doing away with traditional baby nurseries. it's known as baby friendly initiative and it may come to a hospital near you. the main objective is to encourage moms to breastfeed and ultimately bond more with their newborns by staying together in the same room around the clock. >> it's hard to breastfeed if your baby is not with you and if you're not available to hear the pre-feeding cues. >> there are 355 designated baby friendly hospitals in the u.s. and by the next year there will be an estimated 530 hospitals. that's about 1 in 4 births in america. massachusetts general hospital in boston is among them. >> the research is abundant and shows the benefits of keeping a mom and baby together in their room really creates an environment that's the healthiest for the baby and healthiest for the mothers. >> reporter: some parents love
the idea. >> it's the best fit. >> we always have here and next to us and anything that she needs, she's right here. >> reporter: other parents say not so fast. when she gave birth to her son, oliver, last year. she already had a toddler at home and says she was exhausted. after 48 hours of labor and no sleep, she wanted a nurse to take her newborn for a bit so she could rest. but with the new practice, she ended up in an argument. >> i asked the nurse if she could take him for the nursery for a few hours so we could get sleep and she said, no, it's policy the baby stayed in the room. i explained the situation. i need sleep for my mental sanity and she wouldn't take the baby. >> amy is a harvard trained ob-gyn. >> it's marketed as friendly to babies when it's friendly to breastfeeding advocates.
>> she says moms should have options. >> the issue is choice. if the mother wants to send the baby to the nursery, then she should have the choice to do that. absolutely women should have support in breastfeeding. absolutely they should be taught all about it. but if a woman decides that it's not for her, it's not for us to tell her she has to do it. >> her son is now 16 months old and agrees. >> there's lots of studies about its benefits. it doesn't work for everybody. you can encourage it and support it as much as you want but you need to provide option to moms to decide to choose not to or to get a few hours of rest. >> they say all provides should respect and support a woman's informed decision. if you're a parent to be, keep in mind, if you can visit the facility in advance and find out
how nurses will care for you and your baby. if the baby is staying with you around the clock, it helps to have someone with you for support and if you're a parent, don't assume your experience will be the same as last time. first child, no. second one, a lot of people feel like if they have a toddler at home, they want their rest. that's why it's important to find out in advance. we talked to a lot of parents, no, i want babies here all the time. >> having options and a great nursing staff that knows and supports you. >> nurses make the world go round. >> absolutely. that's the key. dylan? >> i've got it all written down. ready to go. >> dylan was leaning into that story like i've never seen her lean in. it's the fourth of july. let's strike up the band. everything you need to celebrate
==topvo== the ty of san jose mg extra effo this year keep things safe for the fourthf july. police are proming to crack good morning. san jose is making an extra effort to keep things safe for the fourth of july. police are promising to crack down on illegal fireworks, and the city is upping the penalty for violators. city leaders approved new laws in april. those were the first time fire officials and park rangers can also issue illegal firework citations along with the police and the fines are steep. $500 for the first violation. $700 for the second. $1,000 for the third. there are a few places in the bay area where you can buy fireworks legally. gilroy is one of them. the city has 16 fireworks stands that all sell the safe kind. they don't explode or fly into the air. as for the lighting of the
fireworks, they are only allowed in certain areas. each fireworks stand has handouts showing where you can and cannot use them. authorities still recommend leaving it to the experts and going to a professionally arranged fireworks display. and for a full list of the fourth of july displays, go to nbcbayarea.com. check out our fourth of july events site. we have more local news coming up for you in just a half hour. ♪ hey!
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here on the show. an annual tradition. >> part of tradition on fourth of july shows. they'll be with us at the fireworks tonight as well. also coming up this hour, it's not too late to host the holiday party. we have quick, easy very last-minute projects to add red, white and blue to your festivities. >> a lot of food. chef kim love is here. he has a great chicken under the brick recipe. it could become your favorite side dish. buffalo cauliflower. >> so good. >> i never tried it. >> healthy buffalo wings. first, dylan has a look at the weather. >> it looks like we'll see pretty decent weather across the east, southeast and out west. early part of this week like we've seen over the weekend, most of the rain back through the ohio and tennessee river valleys. midweek, general area of the great lakes and down through the mid-atlantic region and then by the end of the week, we could
see stronger storms especially in michigan, ohio, western pennsylvania and stretching down into west virginia as well. as for temperatures this week, it's going to be an above normal week for most of the country. below normal where it's been raining but that will be replaced with above average temperatures as soon as sun comes back out. temps down through texas will feel like it's up around 110 for some areas. heat advisories because of the extreme heat and above normal temperatures making their way into areas like d.c. and up through new york city where we'll get into the 90s if you have been missing them. it's certainly going to start heating up by t >> we are seeing some low clouds now over san francisco. and the temperature now at 59 degrees. the coastal clouds will be clearing out slowly as we go through the day. inland areas already clear. 59 in livermore and san jose, concord and oakland at 61. highs today reaching into the mid to upper 80s for parts of the east bay and north bay. south bay and san jose, 85
degrees. and 77 in palo alto. 73 in oakland and 63 in san francisco. >> that's your latest forecast. carson? >> dylan, thank you very much. "the secret life of pets" hits theaters this friday in preparation for the big premiere our viewers have been sharing pictures and videos of some of the silly things they caught their pets doing. let's get to a couple of them. amanda tweeting in. not what i expected to see when i got home from the grocery. just wanted fresh air. brody loves sitting on jake. not sure what jake thinks about it. provided plenty of evidence there. jessica caught her cat causing chaos as you can see here. that's not a good idea. keep your pet photos and videos coming at today.com/pets or online using #todaypets. back to you. now to a big anniversary for
a radio superstar. you probably know elvis duran from his popular morning show. >> hoda caught up with the national radio hall of famer at his home in new york to talk about his career, life outside the studio and what his future holds. >> 20 years, elvis, did it go by in a blink or feel like 20? >> my mom always said the older you get, faster it goes. it's been lightning speed. >> during his 20 years hosting elvis duran in the morning show, the 51 year old has interviewed billy idol, mariah carey and u2 and adele and justin bieber. >> sit down. justin bieber is here. who is your favorite guest? >> gaga is a great example. she said my god i grew up listening to you. i said that's lady gaga. >> she said that to you?
>> kind of weird. >> growing up in a small town outside of dallas, texas, even as a young child, elvis knew he wanted to be on the radio. >> i was a loner kid. didn't really fit into boy scouts or sports or whatever. i had a lot of play like scenarios where i started my own radio station in my closet. >> you did? >> absolutely. we hooked it up to a transmitter i bought at radio shack you can hear a block away and did a radio show that my block could hear. >> was 14 the first time did you it for real? >> 14 years old. this little station that no one listened to. it was a great place to learn. >> you wound up at z100. where were you between those two points? >> back in those days, radio people went from market to market. mckinney to san antonio to houston to atlanta to philadelphia. fired from philadphia. >> why? >> because they didn't like me. >> what does it feel like to get fired? >> it was good actually.
i came to new york. and now our morning know in over 88 markets across the country and on satellite, now our morning show is on the radio station that fired me. >> living his life on the radio for listeners five days a week he shared, highs, lows and major milestones for the world to hear from being live on the air during 9/11 -- >> the world trade center is on fire. >> losing around 100 pounds and coming out during a live broadcast. >> you also did something i don't think you planned it. one day you were on the radio. i think it was 2010. you came out about your sexuality. it wasn't like you said -- you didn't wake up and say today is the day. >> it just happened. i've never lied about who i am about being a gay guy. i just never talked about it. i was thrust out into the dating world and i had a story to tell which i thought could be relatable to everyone.
>> after that day when you looked around at your crew, what was the reaction among the group? >> it was mixed. some people were, like, oh my god and then there was that one weirdo, i deidn't know. okay. right. it's been nothing but support. >> and for the past six years, he's bee in a serious relationship with a zookeeper named alex. when you are not working and you have a free moment, what would you do if you just had a window of time and no one around? >> i would turn music on. i always listen to music. i always have music. even when i'm alone, those are favorite times to be with my guy. i rather be with him than alone. >> reporter: with more than 30 years in the business, elvis was inducted into the national hall of fame in 2015 and set to receive a star on the hollywood walk of fame next year. what do you see ahead down the road? you hit 20 years with this great
crew. what the do you see down the runway? >> as long as i'm doing this and as long as i have people i love and trust around me, working with great people i see myself doing that forever. >> forever. >> yeah. >> congratulations to elvis duran on 20 years. we do love him. >> i grew up in new york listening to him on z100. great guy. coming up next, fourth of july party ideas. simple things that you can put together this morning that will make neighbors think you've been planning it for weeks. this is "today" on nbc.
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i'm glad to see you. >> last minute for today and tonight. let's get started. we'll do kid activities. make your parade perfect. this is a wagon for the toddlers. they love to ride in here. simple craft paper. i pinwheeled it. we sprayed the wagon with glow in the dark spray so tonight your wagon can be lit up. >> after the parade is over keep the kids in the cart and pull them along. bike, same idea here. >> we decorated the bike. these are easy. these are simple cupcake wrappers. glue them on. this is simple craft paper. you can have your kids draw stars or stripes. >> streamers on the wheel. >> let's move on over here. >> let's talk about decorating our lawn.
>> you want to have a festive patriotic lawn as well. this is a spray paint? >> this is spray chalk. you don't have to do your lawn. you can do an entranceway to your house. it works on concrete. this is a star stencil. take it out and cut it out of cardboard. we'll spray it. you can use chalk, too. >> great thing about this is that you just then can hose it down and it comes right out. >> it will wash away in the first rain. >> well done. i love that. >> let's talk about picnic baskets. a great thing to prepare for kids, right? >> a wonderful thing to prepare. i love giving your child something to do. noise makers. cracker jacks. these are glow sticks. i love lighting my kids up at
night. put red on your head so i know where you are. and then these are july 4th printables. you will light up the night. this is just blue and white m & ms. twizzle twizzlers. >> you got printables where? >> online. google july 4th, you'll have a plethora of ideas that come up for you. >> fantastic. let's move over here to the dessert. >> we can eat and drink. this is a wonderful idea going to a party or having a party at your house. any store bought cake. you can do a square or a round cake. if you will help me, we'll fill in with strawberries and raspberries. >> it's beautiful. >> just blueberries, raspberries and strawberries on a store
bought. >> it's beautiful and fresh. >> really appreciate it. get your antioxidants in. >> get berries in. all right. cute. get kids doing this as well. all right. almost done. and then over here? >> over here watermelon pops. kids and adults love these. fresh basil and feta. i love it. >> it wouldn't be a fourth of july without cocktails. we have some for the kids and some for adults. >> i saved ours for last. so this is a bombs away drink. first of all, we'll start with cranberry juice at the bottom. >> i notice ice cubes are star shaped. >> we'll start with cranberry juice. >> the key is to pour slow. take the sports drink and pour slowly over. >> you get a layered effect. and i'll do it with blue.
you do get a layered effect. >> that was cool. >> and what do we have for adults here? >> strawberry sparklers. careful not to sparkle too much. so go ahead. >> fresh strawberries, vodka, lime use and simple syrup garnished with blueberries. >> happy fourth. this is really good. you can find the recipes at today.com/food. coming up next, a chicken dish. first, this is "today" on nbc.
lonesome dove. tim, happy fourth. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> congrats on the opening in knoxville. >> six days old. ready to celebrate the fourth. >> let's talk about our ingredients first. >> we'll do grilled chicken thighs with buffalo cauliflower. >> where do we start? >> we have warm water. i'll add in some salt. some fresh garlic that we smashed and we stir that up. we make this our brine. the salt will penetrate. we add chicken thighs in and let it sit for an hour and a half in the fridge. it can go overnight if you want. i've had some that's been sitting. >> can i do breasts if i like breasts better? >> you can do breasts. you can mow your lawn with
scissors, too. i wouldn't do that. >> i think that's a thigh. >> we have garlic. smoked paprika. cayenne, salt and pepper. thyme. make our rub here. stir that up while i mix this up. orange juice and mayonnaise. this provides fat for the marinade. mix in orange juice like this. we add in seasonings you're making there and add chicken thighs to that. that we marijuanate overnight. take them out like this and straight onto the grill like so. now, this is where the patience comes in. i like to take a brick and put it right on top of these thighs like this. >> tell me about the brick. what does it do for you? >> it keeps it even. you want the thing to stay even
as possible. now there's obviously variations in the muscle of the animal. put brick on there to hold it. as food cooks it wants to curl and shrink and it gets nice and even and then it takes patience. this is where we would say shut the grill and you have to have a lot of patience which most gentlemen don't. we want to play with the meat. you have to have patience. we wait until there's a nice char on it and take the brick off and we'll flip it over. i heard it over here. >> how are we doing over here? >> best chicken ever had in my life. >> nice and beautiful. now let me talk you through this. take cauliflower and smoke it first. if you have a smoker on the grill or put it on the top shelf and then we grill it to get nice char like we have here. buffalo sauce. check that out. >> they are starting to serve this in a lot of restaurants. it's so good.
we're back now with one of our favorite july 4th traditions here on "today." for the 17th year the united states air force ceremonial brass is joining us. colonel lange, good morning. >> so glad to be here again. >> you all do such great job. we can't say enough about how much we appreciate you all. this is your 75th anniversary as well. it's a big one. this fourth is extra special for you. >> we've had an extraordinary year and we're always pleased to be with you guys representing all of those who are serving around the globe protecting the freedoms that we enjoy today. >> colonel, always an honor to have you here. we'll let you take it away. >> glad to see you guys again. thank you. >> thank you so much. ♪
♪ i'm ... ==top=pyrotechcs crews today e puttth good morning. just a couple minutes before 9:00. i'm kris sanchez. pyrotechnics crews are putting their finishing touches on the largest fourth of july fireworks show for the bay area. but will the weather cooperate? that show takes place along san francisco's embarcadero. crews are assembling a display that will last more than 20 minutes. if you aren't close to the peer and want to enjoy the show's music, there's an app for that called pyrospectacular.
it's free for iphones and android devices. happening now, legal fireworks are always a big concern and have firefighters on high alert around the bay area, this year in particular. bob riddell is looking into that issue and will have a report in the midday news cast. also, illegal fireworks are believed to have started a small grass fire that kept firefighters busy over night in contra costa county. you can find details on that story on our facebook page. if you're still trying to figure out what you're going to do to watch the fireworks go to our twitter feed to a link to more than 20 shows around the bay area. also get some ideas about how to spend today's fourth of july day. more news in half an hour.
this morning on "today's take," "ghostbusters" about to hit theaters and a surprise reunion for two military families you don't want to miss. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. ♪ >> welcome to "today" on a monday morning. a beautiful crowd and a beautiful day outside on our plaza for the fourth of july. it's 2016. i'm willie geist along with natalie and dylan. al and tamron have the morning off. >> good jam. i love it.
>> this is the only way i can dance. >> you mentioned tom petty in the last hour. he's on your mind. >> it's in "silence of the lambs." sorry. took it to a bad place. let's elevate this, shall we? we honor the men and women that serve our country today, we want to take you to fenway park where two military families got a big surprise as they were throwing out the first pitch. this was on friday. >> catching tonight on behalf of the red sox, welcome home chief warrant officer blaze and corporal west.
>> my gosh. >> i could watch that all day. >> i don't know how they pitched after that honestly. >> they just returned from active duty. reunited with their family on the field at fenway park. how cool is that? >> amazing. the fact that they pitched. >> i don't know. >> good form, too. something else to get excited about, we're counting down to 32 days to the rio olympics. the opening ceremony now we're finding out sort of the choreography and theme song. this is the theme song that was just released. here it is. ♪
>> i love it. >> i like it. >> it's not a game. it's not a joke. the name of the song is performed by a rapper. >> i like it. catchy. >> i like those international songs. shakira did the world cup song. that caught on. >> it's good that it builds the atmosphere but it's also introducing -- they're bringing in rap. >> it gets you excited for the olympics. brings it together. >> 32 days.
>> there's a story about these interns. an intern at a company that we don't know which company it is but they were unhappy with the dress code. it was a little too formal. complained it was too stuffy. their interns went to a site called ask a manager. even though the division doesn't deal with clients and other people that they have this strict dress code. they submitted this proposal. this petition because they wanted to wear sandals. they didn't want to wear leather flats. and next day they were pulled into a meeting and they were all fired. >> they got rid of all of them? >> because of unprofessional behavior. so it got us talking about this. >> if you're an intern, i feel like you really have no pull whatsoever. right? i feel like you go with the rules. >> as an intern i was told dress for the job you want and not necessarily the job you have. it's about playing this part and
being part of that culture. you're right. i don't think you really have -- you shouldn't be complaining. >> depends on what the company was maybe. trying to take their side of it. if it was a wall street firm, you don't want to walk around in sneakers. if it's a chill startup maybe they wanted to dress like people that work there. as an intern, that is certainly i just showed up and tell me what to do and how to do it. >> how do you want your coffee? >> you did everything to get that experience. >> i'm looking over your shoulder because -- >> i'm nervous about this. i'm trying to procrastinate on this. >> there's a very strange hot dog creation that i think we have to try. hot dog infused ice cream. >> this doesn't sound good at all. >> this doesn't sound that interesting to me. >> ice cream infused hot dog.
>> is this a prank? >> it has candied cabbage on top. honey mustard and fruity ketchup on a bun. $7.50. >> ice cream should be ice cream and hot dogs should be hot dogs. >> you first. is that actual mustard? >> honey mustard. >> i'm sorry. that's not good. >> it's a prank. seriously. it's real? today is the last day it's for sale. thank god, dylan says. there are limited editions available throughout july. >> there are people who put a lot of thought into this. >> she's just sneezing. it's not because of the food. >> it's like a cold, slimy hot
dog. >> which reminds me -- >> which takes me back to one of our finest fourth of july hosting moments here on the "today" show. remember this, willie? >> four years ago. we were reminiscing. we were hosting the show four years ago and had a hot dog eating contest. natalie won because she threw it over her shoulder. i put it in my pocket. that's not where the story ends. >> what you don't see on the other side of the camera is the entire crew. no, no, don't eat them. the hot dogs were not cooked. >> the crew was waving us off. don't eat them. >> we thought they were cheering us on. these were not cooked hot dogs. >> were you not supposed to eat them? >> display dogs. >> maybe we wanted to join in. i can't remember. >> i don't know. we decided to eat some. >> it made for a long fourth of
july. let's put it that way. >> i would take the uncooked hot dogs. >> they have a lot of cool other flavors. that are regular tropical flavors. this is for the fourth of july. >> i'm told our producer likes it. is that true? >> i did like it. >> please. >> i think it was honey mustard. >> it's mustard on ice cream thing. >> i'll eat it. can i eat one that you haven't taken a bite of? >> here we go. >> it really is that good? >> what do you like about it? >> it tastes a little bit like a hot dog but it's got the ice cream and bun is good. this is great. this is fantastic. fantastic. i'll eat the rest of it over here. >> i feel bad i didn't like it. >> i think you spoke for a lot of people this morning. we have fourth of july.
great holiday weekend. >> we had a great time this weekend. we were with old friends and saying our sad goodbyes. look at this top photo was a photo from seven years ago as you can see by my little luke with his shirt pulled up. all of our friends were with us. we decided to recreate the picture with our kids. >> all of the kids. even luke was okay with pulling his shirt up again. the kids actually wanted to do the picture which is what i loved. we recreated that moment. great friends. life-long friends no matter where we live. >> seven years from now let's get together soon. >> you're leaving soon. >> it's sad but fun. a big night tonight. >> i'll be hosting with our pal tamron hall the macy's fourth of july fireworks spectacular on
nbc. performances from kenny chesney, pit bull, the brass band is going to be back. air force brass. huge show. i'll be in tomorrow morning. >> that will be fun. >> you'll do heavy lifting tomorrow morning. >> the forecast looks good here in new york city it looks like maybe some clouds and maybe a sprinkle. that's about it. elsewhere across the country we're dealing with some chance of storms especially where we've had the storms lately down through kentucky, down through st. louis. we will see improvements by tonight for fireworks in areas like st. louis and most of southern missouri and even into southern illinois. it's this type of setup that's been stuck in place for a while with humidity streaming in from south and rain that comes has potential to produce two to three inches of rain in a short period of time. that's why we have flash flood watches in effect. we see heavier rain moving through southern illinois and southern indiana and eventually
southern ohio right now. it will spread eastward through west virginia through the day today and even into washington d.c. unsettled all day long with more thunderstorms possible by see the clouds clearing out as we get a look at the peninsula, the east bay, and san francisco, and a lot of sunshine for the south bay, with temperatures in a low to mid-60s now. we'll be up to 63 degrees in san francisco today, clouds moving back, and tonight, especially by 9:00 or 10:00 most likely in time for the fireworks. inland areas, mostly clear, 85 degrees in the south bay, upper 80s for the tri-valley. >> that's your latest forecast. >> coming up next, the new "ghostbusters" and the movie kids are waiting for, "the secret life of pets." we'll mark your entertainment from the first moment you met
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a lot of entertainment to keep you busy this weekend. >> here to help you mark your calendars, jessica shaw. happy fourth. >> happy fourth. let's dig in here. this friday. my kids are counting down the days to "the secret life of pets." >> i'm counting down the days. it's about a dog named max who is living his best life in new york with his owner when she brings home another dog. ntact. he wants people to actually speak and not just text emojis to one another. tune out news cycle and things like that. he may want to encourage his
fans to maybe embrace moderation and not drink so much. 25 people taken to the hospital over the weekend at the kenny chesney concert for public intoxication. >> we reached out to kenny for a comment and they've not gotten back to us yet. >> july 13th. mr. robot returns. >> this show when it came season one was so great. won golden globe for best drama. christian slater won for best supporting actor. the daughter of meryl streep is joining the case as an fbi agent on their trail. >> brilliantly done. >> this is one we're all waiting for. july 15th. get ready. get set. "ghostbusters" are back. all female cast. >> a little bit of drama here. >> they are the "ghostbusters" this time. a lot of disturbing comments
about this movie. heaven for bid that women take over. it does not seem to bother any of the original cast. bill murray, dan aykroyd all make appearances in the movie. >> let's go to hbo. we were saying where danny mcbride goes, we follow. >> he teamed up play iing vice principal. >> and the new "star trek" film hitting theaters july 22nd. >> they are attacked by aliens and find a way sure.
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question. >> natalie gets a point. >> willie gets a point. everybody grab a popper. question number one, who was born on the fourth of july, multiple choice. >> i looked ahead. sorry. let's read it first. for everyone playing along at home is working. who was born on the fourth of july? >> i was going to say tom cruise. i'll go with all of the above. >> as a matter of fact, it is all of the above. >> happy birthday, everybody. >> all right. poppers at the ready. second question, how many hot dogs will be consumed today?
>> mine didn't pop. >> willie got that one. d, 200 million. >> wrong. >> i say 50 million. >> it's 150 million. here we go. let's go again. my turn, right? >> i got two. i got two. >> popper time. >> who is the only president to be born on the fourth of july. >> dylan? >> theodore roosevelt. >> wrong. >> ronald reagan? >> all of you are wrong. calvin coolidge. >> we're out of time. thank you very much.
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for illegal fireworks along with the police. the fines are steep. first violation, $500, third and beyond, $1,000. there are a few places in the bay area where you can buy fireworks legally. gilroy is one of them. the city has 16 fireworks stands that sell these, and the kind of fireworks that don't fly into the air. as for lighting those fireworks they are still only allowed in certainly small pockets. each stand has handouts showing you where you can and cannot use them. other safe fire work cities are pacifica, dubland, and union city. for a full list of fourth of july events and festivities, head to nbcbayarea.com and check out the fourth of july events guide. we'll have a look of the weather after the break. wx
77 degrees, some low 60s for san francisco, and 72 degrees in napa, while fairfield will be up to 83, 90 in brentwood, and 89 degrees in pleasanton. we have an early afternoon game for the giants, at first pitch, 63 degrees, a lot of sunshine and gusty winds at 15 to 25 miles an hour from the southwest. and in time for the fireworks tonight in san francisco, clouds will be moving in, our temperatures go from the low 60s to the upper 50s. make sure you have a warm jacket. back to you, kris. more local news coming up in just a half hour.
taking a look at the headlines, if you have a pet you know this is probably their least favorite day of the year. 44% of dog owners report their dogs have an aversion to loud noises and shelters are the busiest tomorrow because of those that run. child care costs are soaring at a pace far greater than most goods and services. according to government data, the cost of raising a child born in 2013 until the age of 18 is projected to be more than $245,000. that's $19,000 more than the
cost of a child born ten years earlier. a commission looking into the new name could be new columbia. it beat out other suggestionsug. members of the commission hope the decide of d.c. statehood might gain traction at this month's democratic national convention. it may be a bit tougher to see how much money you're saving when shopping on amazon. according to "the new york times," amazon is moving away from posting list prices instead it will use just the current price for items. the move comes after people started questioning the discounts they got online and in stores with consumers even filing lawsuits. finding dory held onto the top spot at the box office once again. third weekend in a row. took in almost $42 million over the first three days long holiday weekend. "the legends of tarzan" was second and "the purge" was third. let's get a check of the
weather. >> good morning, everyone. let's look at what to expect this week as far as precipitation is concerned. raining for quite a few days now through the midwest and into the ohio and tennessee river rallies moving eastward. by the time we get to the middle of the week, same zone with showers and scattered thunderstorms. it's in and around the great lakes where we do have a chance where severe storms could develop. something to keep an eye out later on this week. as we look at temperatures, below normal in this area here mainly because of clouds and showers we've been seeing. watch as above normal temperatures will start to spread by the middle of the week. temperatures well above average down through d.c. and up into new york city. temperatures in the mid 90s. down south, temperatures will be in the 90s. your feels like temperature will be well up around 105 to 110 degrees. a little bit cooler in we'll have some great weather today, san francisco, 63 degrees, and 73 in oakland, in santa rosa, 76 degrees, while we have some mid-to-upper 80s in
parts of the east bay and into the south bay. for the valleys, we're looking at warmer air there, and time for the parade, coming up in about 30 minutes, in san jose, 67 degrees. later on today, up to 84 degrees, and the fireworks tonight will be 66 degrees with mostly clear skies. >> that's your latest forecast. we're celebrating our armed forces on this fourth of july with a look at the warrior games. >> all branches joined in battle for gold. the annual event inspired prince harry to create the invictus games. >> warrior games highlight the benefits of sports and reconditioning to help wounded service members recover. so let the games begin. from the army to the navy, 250 athletes representing the armed forces go head to head competing in the 2016 warrior games.
hosting this year's event at west point, the one and only jon stewart. >> i can't tell you how proud i am to be asked to be part of it. >> warrior games began in 2010 and served as inspiration behind prince harry's invictus games consisting of a variety of sporting events, the 2016 games showcased the service of wounded service members. it must help so much to just be surrounded by others that are overcoming their injuries. >> absolutely. when i first got injured, i was in denial state of my injury. i didn't believe i had a brain injury. it's an invisible injury so you can't see it others can't see it. you're just struggling every single day to reidentify yourself with this new injury. so being able to participate in what i'm getting out of it is the fact that i'm whole again.
>> a first-time participant and this year's team navy captain. >> one thing i had a hard time with is reaching out for help. i love to help other people. but when it's time for me to reach out and ask for help, i wasn't good at that. so this has helped me to open up and realize that it's all about the team. >> master sergeant of special operations command knows firsthand the hardships endured after a serious injury. >> i got injure december 4th, 2005, in afghanistan. i was out with my team and we had got ambushed. my truck ran over an ied. when i got hit, i knew immediately i could feel the blast on my left side. i collapsed. i'm thinking, i broke my promise to my son that i would not let him grow up without his dad like i did. >> through resilience and rehabilitation, he overcame his injuries and now remains an active service member in the military. >> the purpose of the warrior
games originally was to introduce sports to military service members that probably feel down because a lot of them have got out of the military and they miss that comradery. showing them there's this competition called the warrior games. you can come out and compete and be with your teammates and there's a light at the end of the tunnel where you can enjoy everything that you used to. maybe not exactly but a lot of it. you have your brothers and sisters here to help you. >> a true sense of comradery that makes every participant part of the warrior games family. >> we are all out there together fighting our battles and pushing to be successful and overcome injuries. i think this program has saved many people's lives. >> at this year's closing ceremonies, the torch was passed
onto the u.s. navy who will host next year's games in chicago. >> great athletes out there. >> talk about inspiration. i mean, they are just picking themselves up and happy and so great to talk to. >> feeling whole again as they said. the thrill to compete again. coming up next, we'll show love to the classic cheeseburger. wait until you see our surprise twist that will impress your guests today right after this.
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nothing says fourth of july in a cookout like burgers. we're kicking it up with tim love once again. good morning. >> good morning. good morning. >> we're not talking ordinary hamburger here. >> not talking ordinary hamburger. we're talking about juicy lucy. >> how did you come up with this thing? >> it's been around forever. i think it was invented in
minnesota. they used to steam them in minnesota. we'll grill them because it's fourth of july. we'll each make one. i have two quarter pound patties of brisk you the and tenderloin brim. ask your butcher to do it. i have a little bit of velveeta cheese. >> the good old velveeta. >> this is high quality velveeta cheese. >> your trick is to freeze it first. >> freeze it a little bit because it makes it easier to dice. form the burger around like this. >> like a surprise in the patty. >> that's exactly right. nobody likes anything better than a surprise. tighten it up good so when you pick it up with a spatula, it forms a burger, right. now we have a couple formed over here. just like this. then we're going to season them with salt and pepper. i poured you a glass of rose because i'm an american. so now i'm going to put these on
the grill with salt and pepper like this. we'll move to the next steps. just like so. now -- >> let that go. >> building a burger is important. you can do whatever you want for your ingredients. i personally like to do mayonnaise. i'll let you do mayonnaise. we grilled the gun. mayonnaise. these pickles are curry. recipe is on the website. and then we got pepper that we died up and add mustard. lettuce and tomato. >> liking it? >> what's the technique. we're not graceful over here at all. >> if you don't have cheese on your chest, you're not doing it right. you know what i'm saying? >> it's the juicy lucy. now we have some ready over here. check this out. >> how do you know when it's done? >> protein will come out of the
burger and cheese will ooze out just like this. i'll let you do this. they don't do this just for mon fun. >> all right. >> slice it. there you go. >> look at that cheese oozing out. >> real quick. side salad. what's the trick with potato salad? >> blanch potatoes early and cool them and then add ingredients. simple mayonnaise potato salad with dijon in here as well. and then we add in pickles like that. peppers. salt and pepper. i don't know where they got these. this was at the wizard of oz salt and pepper. >> halfway home. so good. >> frozen value veelveeta, who .
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money for cancer research. >> this is it. star spangle specialist. >> jacob reilly liked to create something. >> he was an explorer, inventor and designer. and approached life as an explorer. everything was just new and adventurous and interesting. >> as part of a class project at rhode island school of design, jacob created an american flag shaped spatula. >> he saw something most of us should have seen that it earthquake withed well with the american flag. >> jacob pitched his design to a company that began licensing what would be called the star-spangled spatula. >> neat thing is it reflects jacob's playfulness and his ability to see things the way he would look at life. >> he felt like the essential american food was probably the stuff off the grill.
>> to preserve the design jacob advocated to keep production of both the plastic and stainless steel versions in the united states. >> he felt it was too ironic to have something that was american flag-like to be made somewhere else. >> one year later just as jacob was beginning grad school he started having trouble swallowing. he was diagnosed with esophageal cancer at 23. he soon underwent a proton therapy program at the cancer treatment center at penn medicine. >> they said the pro ton therapy was positive and he was psyched because he says that's what i need now is positive energy. >> it was during treatment that jacob decided he wanted a portion of the proceeds from the star-spangled spatula to go to cancer research. >> jacob was clear that he was investing in his future, and this was him in partnership with
these scientists figuring this out. not just for him but for others who were in the same situation. >> he knew he wanted to direct the money to cancer, cancer research. and he had so much respect and so much faith in penn that there was no question where this money was going to go. >> flip for cancer raised $6,000 for the cancer center and led to further fund raising. >> we get 6 or 6,000 each gift helps us. jacob was coming up with how to approach the patient so he came up with unique ways to engage people about a cancer diagnosis, how they could think about giving back. >> and that giving spirit was a driving force behind jacob's fight and mission with the slogan buy a spatula, kill cancer. after two years of treatment, jacob lost his battle with cancer in january. but his legacy lives on
inspiring others and still making an impact today. >> it was a absolutely tragic thing that happened to jacob and to us as a family. it was such a wonderful opportunity to be a mother and a father to care for him at this point in time in his life. he made it so wonderful. every single day the spirit he had about it. it was amazing. i want jacob to know that he's still fighting the battle that he left a legacy and helping others to figure this out. >> a lot of people in the backyards with jacob's legacy in their hands. there is also a metal spatula. they are continuing to share that. if you like to help go to today.com to find out how you can get your own star-spangled spatula or donate to flip for
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73 degrees, and palo alto, as well as the north bay in the mid-to-upper 70s. we have an early game for the giants at at&t park and it will be cool. make sure you have a jacket, and gusty winds. mostly sunny skies, kicking up from the southwest at 15 to 25 myles an hour and later on tonight, in time for the fireworks we'll be watching some low clouds and some fog moving in that may impact visibility for the fireworks show tonight at 9:30, down to 58 degrees, also make sure you have on warm clothes, breezy, mostly cloudy and the possibility of some fog and mist in time for the fireworks in san francisco. >> thanks, kerry. happening now, breaking news in the supporting world, kevin durant will become a golden state warrior. the dubs signed him for two years, and he took the warriors up 3-1 games before losing three games straight. no word how much grant will be paid but it is expected to be