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local news update in half an hour. we'll be back with the news at 11:00. are you going to stay up past your bedtime and watch fireworks? done and done. good morning. breaking overnight, north korea good morning. breaking overnight. north korea says it has tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile with the potential to reach the u.s. president trump striking back overnight on twitter saying perhaps china will put a heavy move on north korea. so is this launch a game anger? back to the beach. new jersey governor chris christie unapologetic over those photos showing him and his family relaxing on a closed beach over the state budget battle. >> i don't apologize for it. i don't back off from it. he reached it just in time for the holiday and is it enough to stop the backlash. desperate search. a 28-year-old man arrested in the kidnapping of a chinese
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student as new details e merge about the disturbing websites found on his phone, but the victim's family is holding out hope. all that, plus venus williams gets emotional at wimbledon. the creator of the ice bucket challenge puts the rumors to rest and falling flat. pa passengers aboard a hot air balloon get an unexpected ending to their joyride, "today," july 4th, 2017. this is "today "qwest with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, welcome to "today" on this independence day morning. >> we'll help celebrate america's 241st birthday with some members of the band here. this is the united states ceremonial brass out on the plaza and they'll be joining us throughout the course of the
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morning. >> busy morning. we begin with breaking news overnight. north korea says it successfully test launched an intercontinental ballistic missile. beginning with nbc's keir simmons in london. good morning. >> chanel, good morning. defense officials tell nbc that they are assessing the missiles. ear early the launch is one of a string of tests this year and comes days before leaders from a group of 20 nations are due to discuss steps to rein in north korea's weapons programs. overnight, north korea announcing it conducted yet another missile test, claiming for the first time it has successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile, icbm which could potentially have the range to reach the united states. overseen by leader kim jong-un, officials say the missile test was fired from the country's
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western region and tracked for 37 minutes before landing in the sea of japan. the launch comes after a string of recent tests and amid steadily escalating tensions between north korea and the united states. president trump calling out the north korean leader, condemning the missile test on twitter. north korea has just launched another missile. does this guy have anything better to do with his life? hard to believe that south korea and japan will put up with this muchs china will put a heavy move on north korea and end this nonsense once and for all." national security adviser h.r. mcmaster calling a nuclear armed north korea the number-one threat to the u.s. >> we have to prepare all options because the president has made clear to us that he will not accept a nuclear power in north korea and a threat that can target the united states and target the american population. >> reporter: it is unlikely but not unprecedented for the u.s.
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to change t assessment of the type of missile tested by north korea. asking if it could be an intercontinental ballistic missile as north korea claims, one official says it's possible. >> we'll talk about that. keir, thank you. let's bring in jeremy bash. nbc news national security analyst. good morning to you. >> good morning, guys. >> this is the 11th time that they've conducted a missile test since donald trump became president. they're doing it more frequently now. this appears to be the longest of the tests so far. what can we make of the timing and north korea being a global threat? >> let's break there down. this missile traveled only 578 miles, but it launched high into the air. it flew about 40 minutes. if you extend out that range, it could hit alaska and maybe the outer reaches of hawaii. while the label intercontinental ballistic missile is not as important as the range, what is showcases is this is a significant escalation. >> the regime of kim jong-un is heavily isolated from the world.
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and despite threats and tough talk from the trump administration, at this point, nothing seems to be working. what can they do to reel this in? >> it's very difficult. and north korea seems undeterred by president trump's rhetoric. they seem undeterred by china's diplomacy. the options on the table for america are very limited. and one of the things i think the trump administration is weighing is pre-emptive military action. if they see another missile launched on a launchpad or on the back of a vehicle, the trump administration will have to decide whether to strike that preemptively. of course, that could spark a wider war on the korean peninsula. >> you mentioned china. reportedly president trump called the president of china, president xi, expressed his frustration that the chinese have not done more. have we overstated china's willingness and/or ability to rein in north korea? >> it's our only hope, craig.
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that's the point in the region. we don't have many good options. and all of the options usually lead to putting more pressure on china, to put pressure on their partner in the region, north korea. they control that border. we need to leverage that diplomacy. it's significant because last month donald trump said the diplomacy has not worked. in statements on friday with the south korean president, he said effectively diplomacy is over. i think that's what triggered the missile launches. >> people are concerned with the apparent advancement of technology, justice u.s. the timeline on all this. >> they have been testing missiles since the mid-2000s. they've been testing nuclear weapons since 2006. five nuclear tests. but they have not put a nuclear warhead on top of a missile. they do not have the ability to hit the united states with a nuclear weapon. but this missile launch shows they can potentially range alaska, hawaii and eventually the west coast of the united states.
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>> g-20 leaders. japan will be there, china, the united states. this will be the topic of conversation. from an international perspective, what are the options for the international community? >> i think the biggest option here is sanctioning. sanctioning those entities to do business with north korea to cut off their lifeline. short of that, we're talking about preemptive military action, which nobody wants. >> thank you. president trump back at the white house where he will be spending his first fourth of july as commander in chief. but he's looking ahead to the highly-anticipated face-to-face meeting with russia's president vladimir putin, in germany. chief white house correspondent hallie jackson has more on that. hallie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. and plenty to talk about on the foreign front in morning. it's not just that meeting with chinese president xi, you and jeremy talked about later this week, where north korea will be at the top of the agenda. that's a crucial face-to-face. but it's not the most
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high-protile one. that will come from vladimir putin just a few days from now. trump, ready to celebrate independence day back home at the white house with fireworks already. taking aim at the fake news media and taking credit for strong wall street numbers. but the real show happens later this week, at the g-20 summit in germany. that's where president trump for the first time will talk face-to-face with vladimir putin, in what russian officials acknowledge is a crucial meeting, highly anticipated. >> right now, we're not getting along with russia at all. we may at an all-time low. >> reporter: just a year ago -- >> we're going to have a great relationship with putin and russia. >> reporter: it's a relationship that's, well, complicated. critics calling for a tougher tone after moscow meddled in the 2016 election, something that the kremlin has denied. it's not clear if president trump will bring that up with putin. they plan to bring up syria,
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ukraine and isis. russian officials also warn moscow is losing patience with the u.s. over the diplomatic compounds here, shut down after russia's election interference. both sides are working out timing, length and format of the sideline meeting of the two leaders. the russian president last month with megyn kelly. >> translator: did we have a special relationship with him? we didn't have a relationship at all. there was a time when he dime moscow, but i didn't meet with him. >> reporter: putin complimented candidate trump on the campaign trial, calling him bright and colorful. >> putin says very nice things about me. i think that's very nice. it has no effect on me, other than i think it's very nice. >> reporter: now a critical test for the president facing a veteran diplomat. and this morning, some reports out of russia say that presidential sit down will happen friday. president trump at the g-20 is set to meet with european leaders. we're hearing hints it may get uncomfortable. german chancellor angela merkel
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says she does not plan to shy away from potentially difficult differences like topics of climate and trade. craig? >> hallie jackson, thank you. now, to a deal reached late last night in a new jersey budget standoff. the state's parks will reopen after the holiday, but it may be too late for governor chris christie who became the target of widespread ridicule after being photographed lounging on a beach that was closed as part of a government shutdown. we have more. good morning to you. >> reporter: governor christie is pushing back hard at his critics. in a remarkable press conference after the shutdown ended, the governor insisted that his time at the beach was about keeping a family commitment. >> that's our residence. we have a right to be there when we want to be there. >> reporter: governor chris christie dismissing a torrent of criticism after these images hit the pages of new jersey's largest newspaper. the christie family enjoying the beach at an official residence,
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the beach that's part of a state park, ordered closed to everyone else because of a three-day government shutdown. the picture dominated the day's news. mocking the once-popular governor in his final months. poll numbers at record lows. >> i don't apologize for it. i don't back away from it. and i think my poll numbers show that i don't care about political optics. what i care about is doing what's right and wrong. >> reporter: with the government in gridlock and many of the state's popular recreation areas closed this holiday weekend, some residents didn't like upending their family plans while the governor kept theirs. >> the kids are excited. we have to turn back home. >> i think he's very arrogant. and he doesn't care about anybody but himself. >> reporter: even christie's lieutenant governor, running for his job, has turned on him. >> i certainly wouldn't be on the beach at a park that was closed. as i said before, it's beyond words. it's incentive. >> reporter: social media unrelenting.
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with "star wars." with forrest gump. at the white house. christie said only 11 miles of state beach was closed, 119 miles open. insisting he wouldn't change a thing. >> when i get done tonight, i'll go back to the beach. that's where my family is. >> reporter: christie has just six months left in office. once a presidential contender and confidant of president trump, not shying away from a fight as he heads out the door. everything is open for the fourth. >> we'll take it, ron. a taxi driver jumped a curve. that taxi driver struck a group of pedestrians near boston's airport. he has not been charged. bystanders were hurt in the crash. none of the injuries are life-threatening. the 56-year-old driver said his car accelerated and his brake
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wouldn't work. but police say it looks like the driver hit the wrong pedal. an investigation is under way. now, to a frightening hot air balloon ride near disneyland that ended with a splash. >> all right, folks, we're going to get little wet. sorry about that. >> 17 people were on board when the balloon crash-landed in an alligator-infested pond. the pilot blamed shifting winds that prevented him from hitting his targeted landing spot. at one point, the basket tipped over and water started pouring in. one child was treated at the hospital and later released. thankfully, no one else was injured. new developments this morning on the health of the man who inspired the ice bucket challenge, pete frates. sadly, he is back in the hospital. you'll remember him from when he inspired millions of people to dump ice-cold water on their heads to raise money and awareness for a.l.s. pete frates poking fun of rumors
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on his death on twitter. listening to pearl jam's hit "alive." the tongue-in-cheek video in response to a false report that frates had died after his battle with als, also known as lou gehrig's disease, that destroys the body's motor functions. an apology to the family. frates family said, pete is resting comfortably at massachusetts general hospital, as the doctors, medicine, prayers and love continue to help him get stronger. frates inspired people around the world with the ice bucket challenge in 2014. from celebrities like ben affleck, martha stewart -- >> two, one. >> reporter: and kermit the frog. to athletes. >> here we go. >> reporter: and who can forget when savannah doused matt with that bucket of ice?
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[ cheers ] >> is my hair messed up? >> reporter: it all made a huge viral splash. more than 17 million people posted videos online, raising $220 million for a.l.s. research and treatment. back in 2014, nbc talks with frates and his wife, julie. >> a.l.s. is all we talk about really. but to see other people talking about it, it's like mind-blowing. all these people are paying attention to something important to us. >> reporter: the former boston college baseball star was diagnosed in 2012 at the age of 27. now even though he's unable to speak, his spirit still shines. ♪ >> thoughts and prayers and well-wishes with pete this morning. more than $200 million he helped raise, but the awareness -- one can argue that was more special. >> can you put a number on that? all right, let's get a first check of the weather.
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dylan is in for al this morning. >> the weather is pretty nice. we have a couple of spotty showers and storms. a line of rain moving through texas. that will continue to move to the south and east. we have a few spotty showers moving into southwestern arkansas. and moving in through eastern tennessee. right in through here, we had a strong storm through dallas. you'll see the rain continue shortly and continue to the south and east. there's a stalled front. and along the front we'll see scattered showers and thunderstorms. not looking at severe weather today. we'll see downpours and the lightning, it's something to keep an eye out for. look for those dark clouds if you're out and about this afternoon. and then those will continue to move up into the midwest as we go into wednesday evening. nothing too extreme expected. if you're traveling today or even spending the day outside, we will see our best chance of heavier rain through eastern oklahoma, into southwestern missouri and into northwestern arkansas. scattered showers and storms through virginia and into the carolinas, too.
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and tomorrow, some of the rain will move along to virginia and out towards st. louis, we could see rain, as well. that's a look at the weather across the country. your local forecast is coming up in the next 30 seconds. farmersn almost everything, so we know how to cover almost anything. even a coupe soup. [woman] so beautiful. [man] beautiful just like you. [woman] oh, why thank you. [burke] and we covered it, november sixth, two-thousand-nine. talk to farmers. we know a thing or two because we've seen a thing or two. ♪ we are farmers. bum-pa-dum, bum-bum-bum-bum ♪ happy fourth of july. i'm meteorologist kari hall. you're seeing the sunshine over the south bay. and we're getting ready for the parade at 10:00 this morning. temperatures in the low 70s and then rising into the mid-80s as we go into this afternoon.
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all of that warm weather pour the interior area. and looking at fremont we will see downtown fremont the parade happening this morning as well. our temperatures reaching into the low 80s there and all clear away from the bay. >> and that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you. coming up, the sur geurgenth for a missing student. and venus williams breaks down on the first day of the tournament. addressing our involvement in a recent fatal car accident. what she had to say about that. but first, this is "today" on nbc. ♪
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start. at 4:00 in the mid-80s. but it cools off nicely in time for the fireworks with all clear skies throughout the day. and san francisco we'll have some low visibility and some fog rolling through as our temperatures will stay if the mid-50s throughout the evening and for today into the south bay, great america will have fireworks at 9:45 and our temperatures at that time will be in the mid-60s. now let's get an update on how the roads are moving with vianey. we are seeing two trouble spots at this hour. the first one in the south bay a appears it may be a fender-bender but it may be blocking lanes along 280. we're seeing what looks like some slowing along northbound 17. it appears to be also another accident out there and some lanes may be blocked. we're also seeing reports of some debris by chp. we're starting to see more cars on the roads. a live look at the bay bridge. we're not seeing any metering lights just yet. thank you very much, kari and vianey. we'll be back with another local
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news update in about half an hour. hope to see you then.
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back, now, at 7:30 on a tuesday morning, july 4th, 2017. look there at the national mall. and the washington monument on this independence day. happy birthday, america. >> let's get right to your headlines. north korea is claiming it has successfully tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile with the intention to reach the u.s. the president arrived back at the white house for the fourth of july. he has been involved in extensive discussions with the leaders of germany and italy. he will also meet with vladimir putin. reports out of russia says the
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sitdown will happen friday. and tiger woods took to twitter to announce he has completed an treatment program after he was found asleep at the wheel in may and charged with driving under the influence. we start with a chilling story in illinois, that has police fearing the worst with a female chinese student. police are linking a man to a disturbing website involving kidnapping. nbc's ron mott is in chicago with the latest on the investigation. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. a family spokesperson said she was not in the united states very long before she disappeared last month. as you mentioned, this chilling story is reverberating through her native china. this morning, 28-year-old brendt christensen is charged with kidnapping a college student
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from the university of illinois. yi yingying zhang never made it to her destination. >> my client has never been in a situation like this. never in criminal trouble in his life. he's presumed innocent. and i intend on treating him and the public should treat him as he's presumed innocent. >> reporter: authorities say zhang has not been seen since authorities caught her catching a bus to sign a new apartment lease. when she missed her transfer bus, christensen reportedly helped. he said how he kidnapped zhang and held her against her bill p will. how the car door but cleaned in an attempt to conceal evidence. in april, christensen's phone was used to visit a website where he was in a forum, abduction 101.
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rallies were organized to find zhang. her dad, flying in from china. while authorities hold out little hope she is alive, her family continues to keep searching. >> to find the boyfriend is hoping that yingying still alive. the father will not leave until he finds her. >> reporter: a troubling disappearance full of disturbing details. brendt christensen appeared in federal court yesterday. he is due back in court tomorrow. >> ron, thank you. all eyes on dylan dreyer this morning for a check of the weather. >> a lot of pressure. >> a lot of pressure. >> it is going to heat up in the southwest, especially by the end of the week. we had a little break when temperatures got down below average. but with the jet stream, temperatures will get above average, by as much as 10 to 15 degrees, especially in the
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pacific northwest. boise, idaho, 100. salt lake city, 100. by the time we get to the end of the week, vegas, 111. phoenix, 101. reading, california, 103 by the time we get to the end of the week. we have heat watches in effect. they kick in on thursday. 9 million people so far at risk. but they expand. and seasonable high temperatures will work their way into the northeast. temperatures will be in the upper 70s we are going to have some great weather today. comfortable temperatures but, unfortunately, the fog is not going anywhere. and that may give us low visibility for the fireworks tonight in sfwran san fran and even extending over to oakland as well. for the inland areas we're going to into the upper 80s, all sunshine today. mostly clear skies after a few
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clouds this morning. and over the next several days we'll see more of the same weather as our temperatures heat up into the low 90s in time for the end of the weekend. >> and that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you. as wimbledon kicked off on monday, not eyes are on venus williams. not only on the court but at a press conference, when she talked about her involvement in a fatal car accident. kelly cobiella is at the all england club at wimbledon. >> reporter: good morning to you. venus plays again tomorrow. and she is really doing well here. she's serving up aces on the court. but off the court, a different story. she became so emotional, talking about this car crash in florida, she had to walk away from reporters. venus williams scoring a first round victory at wimbledon. >> has to earn it. >> reporter: but the joy quickly turned to tears. the tennis great breaking down
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at a postmatch press conference, after being asked about her involvement in a fatal car crash last month. >> yeah. i am completely speechless. and it's just -- overcome with emotion and wiping away tears. she briefly left the room. on friday, she posted on her facebook page, i am devastated and heartbroken by this accident. my heartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends of jerome barson and i keep them in my thoughts and prayers. in a car crash, jerome barson was injured and died two weeks later. williams is being sued by barson's family. in a statement, williams called the crash unfortunately. and according to the police report, williams was at fault for violating the right of way.
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she was not issued any tibckets at the time. and police say williams was not under the influence of alcohol or distracted by a cell phone. williams has known tough times. her parents' divorce. the murder of her half-diser si. and she battled an autoimmune disease for a half-decade. now, pulling herself together again. williams composed herself. she came back and answered questions about her game. she's 37 years old, the oldest woman to be competing this year at wimbledon. and as i said, she's come out very strong, beating a much younger opponent in straight sets. but she said, you can't prepare for everything. and, sheinellsheinelle, that pr conference proved her point. >> we understand. thank you, kelly. still to come, we'll hear from a woman who packed up her life in paris for a path less traveled as an oyster farmer in
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rossen reports. a very important warning for your holiday weekend about the dangers that many of you may face on the water. >> today national investigative correspondent jeff rossen has more on that. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. happy fourth of july to all of you at home. it's here. and i'm sure a lot of you are going out on the water today. why wouldn't you? wakeboarding and water skiing and tubing. when you get pulled across the water by a boat. it's fun and more popular than ever. several new cases of people getting hurt. experts say there's simple things you can do, while still having fun, to keep out of the e.r. it's a great way to beat the heat. zipping behind a boat. sweeping across the sea. and while it looks like harmless fun, the wipeouts can be extreme.
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>> when you're out there tubing, you're going 18 to 25 miles per hour. and when you fall off, it can almost be like hitting concrete. >> reporter: last year, there were more than 4,000 boating accidents, resulting in 701 deaths. so, the nation's largest boating safety organization is issuing a warning. >> jeff, you ready to go? >> reporter: ready. putting me on a tube. it's hard to hold on. to demonstrate life-saving tips. keep watching. on this turn right here. as i hit the boat's wake. i wipe out. the tube flying in the air. my body, slamming into the water. okay. so, when you fall off the tube, the immediate instinct will be to swim back to the boat. don't do that. you want to stay where you are, tread water, wearing a life vest when you're tubing is mandatory.
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it will be easy to tread water like i am right now. look around for other boats, make sure you won't get hit. you're a tiny dot in the middle of the sea. they can barely see you. give the okay sign to your boat. make eye contact so they know you're all right and wait for them to come get you. and what the boat operator does >> jeff, i'm coming to you. just stay where you are. i'm going to drive around you and let you pick up the towline. as soon as you grab it, i'm going to turn the motor off and pull you in. with the motor off, there's no chance of you getting hit by the propeller. >> reporter: that's the biggest tip, cut the engine. when the boat gets close, i grab the line. i have the tow line. the engine is off. this is safe. >> there you go. >> reporter: now, we're safe on the boat. no chance of a collision. >> no chance of anything happening to you. you can have a great time on the water and be safe. >> reporter: a couple of other important things to remember.
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always make sure there are at least two people on the boat. someone to drive and a spotter to watch the tuber or the water skier. and experts say everyone should be wearing a life jacket. it seems completely obvious. but experts say most of the people who die every year or get hurt aren't wearing them. we hope the tips help and happy fourth of july. just ahead, how your favorite celebrities have been spending this holiday weekend. and dylan standing by with an inspiring story from the orange room. >> it is. we're going to meet the american ninja warrior competitor being hailed a hero. after this. everyone's got to listen to mom. when it comes to reducing the sugar in your family's diet coke, dr. pepper, and pepsi hear you and we're working together to do just that. bringing you more great tasting beverages with less sugar or no sugar at all. smaller portion sizes, clear calorie labels, and reminders to think balance. because we know mom wants what's best.
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we're back at we're back at 7:49. dylan in the orange room with an inspiring young man tackling one of the most difficult obstacle courses ever created. dylan? >> he sure is, guy. jimmy choi was diagnosed with parkinsons 14 years ago and turned to exercise to manage the disease. he worked his way to american ninja warrior. he kicked off his inspirational run with a surprise message from michael j. fox. take ape look. >> no matter what happens tonight, you are an inspiration to your family, everyone with parkinsons, and me. >> this may be difficult for him to grip. you can see the tremors in those hands. >> come on, jimmy choi. nice grab. he's done it. jimmy choi defying the odds. >> he got off to a strong start. >> but he was taken down by the broken pipes obstacle. he earned the support of many online. i have a new hero. jimmy choi is the epitome of a warrior.
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so inspirational. the host said, you don't always have to hit the buzzer to be a winner. jimmy proved that to be true. >> gave me chills. thank you, dylan. coming up, from spider-man to the emoji movie, chick flicks. the comedy. entertainment for the whole family this summer. and grammy winner and upcoming headliner on the plaza, ed sheeran, quits twitter. his explanation. that's coming up after local news. >> he'll come back. [ cheers and applause ] twenty more years of this job? yikes. my kids say go for it, mom. be that woman who does what she loves. knows what she wants. yeah, mom's gonna go for it! except... i don't have a clue where to start. hey we hear you. that's why aarp has resources to help you navigate the job market. we'll connect you with employers that value your experience and provide tips and tools to find work you love. if you don't think "this is right for me" when you think aarp, then you don't know "aarp". get to know us at bee to the hive to the comb
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wx toss to traffic 7:56 on your fourth of july. we start out with some fog in san francisco and this is going to be around as we go into today. clearing with a high temperature up to 64. 85 with sunshine in santa rosa. all clear skies around the inner parts of the bay area, for the val, up to 91 in livermore. in san francisco a cool one with low visibility at times. make sure you're prepared for temperatures in the mid-50s. in the south bay we will have some mostly clear skies and temperatures in the upper 60s with clear skies in time for the fireworks tonight. let's head over to vianey for an update on the roadways. the majority of the bay area still looking good but it looks hike we are having a couple or are seeing a couple of trouble spots southbound and northbound 17. we have not one, not two but
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three rat crashes that are already causing a backup. initially there were reports there may be some roads blocke . the one just popped up, an additional one. for now you can see there are backups in the area. try to avoid it and maybe wait it out longer. a live look now at the san mateo bridge. you can see a lot of lome drivers but plenty of fog out on the road on this fourth of july tuesday. thank you very much. the fourth of july celebrations begin had in concord. the celebration starts with a pancake breakfast followed by a 5k run for the police officers rowiciation. histollywood, florida, the process of changing streets named after confederate generals as part of a growing trend wo working to remove monuments and statues celebrating confederate history. have a great and safe fourth of july.
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it's it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, breaking overnight, north korea claims it has successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the united states. the president striking back on twitter. is this launch a game-changer? plus, the world is her oyster. >> it really means just changing your life and embarking on a new adventure. >> jenna introduces us to a woman who hit the reset button. an interesting career change. we hear her remarkable journey. and fourth of july fireworks. from the sizzling summer movies to the christmas in july sales,
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we go inside the best holiday blockbusters and bargains, tuesday, july 4th, 2017. ♪ we are feeling the holiday spirit here. who do you want to wish happy 4th to? >> mississippi! >> michigan! >> not only is it america's birthday, but -- >> it's my birthday, too. >> happy birthday! i am searching for this lovely lady right here. what are you celebrating? >> my graduation. [ cheers ] ♪ >> happy fourth of july. we hear that you just finished studying abroad. you have a special message? >> i'll see you this afternoon, mom and dad. >> and look at this, we match. happy fourth of july. >> good morning. welcome back to "today." we certainly appreciate you joining us on this independence day. matt and savannah have a day off this morning. >> great crowd out there. we look forward to getting outside in just a bit. let's start with your news
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at 8:00. breaking overnight, north korea claims it successfully test-launched its first long-range intercontinental ballistic missile. if true, it could be a significant step for the country's weapons program. keir simmons is in london with the latest on that. >> reporter: good morning. some confusion this morning over whether this missile was a type able to reach the u.s. mainland. north korea saying it has fired an intercontinental ballistic missile. but military officials tell nbc news while they're assessing the type of missile fired, early analysis by the u.s. suggests it is an intermediate range ballistic missile, not the longer range north korea says. the launch is coming just days before a group of 20 nations discuss steps to rein in north korea's weapons programs. this may be timed for the g-20 when president trump may be attending. in any case, this morning
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it appears the clock is ticking on north korea, craig. experts say this missile seemed powerful enough to reach parts of alaska. craig? >> keir simmons for us in london. now to the ongoing dispute over a terminally ill baby in the u.k. president trump is offering his support to the infant's parents after they lost a legal battle to give baby charlie experimental therapy in the united states. the plight of a desperately sick little boy has reached the most powerful people in the world. president trump monday tweeting his willingness to help charlie. if we can help charlie, as per our friends in the u.k. and the pope, we would be delighted to do so. the parents responded in a statement. chris and connie are overwhelmed with emotion that u.s. president donald trump and the pope have spoken publicly of their support. their kind words have given so much comfort. the 11-month-old boy suffers from a rare genetic condition that causes muscle weakness and brain damage.
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his parents have been repeatedly defeated in their efforts to bring him to the united states for experimental treatment. they spoke out after the latest court defeat of their desperation. >> he's a little fighter. he's a trooper and a soldier. he will fight. but we're not allowed to fight for him anymore. our parental rights have been stripped away. shipped away. we can't take our own son home to die. >> reporter: chris and connie have found a u.s. doctor willing to try an experimental therapy and have raised more than $1.5 million to pay for the treatment. but british doctors believe nothing can be done to save charlie and the british and european courts have supported them. president trump is weighing in ahead of his second international trip this week. there have been press reports that the president might make an unscheduled stop in britain on that trip. on sunday evening, the vatican said the pope is following the case. although permission has been granted by the court to turn off charlie's life support, the
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hospital is putting together a plan to give them more time as a family. with legal options exhausted, high-level pressure is the parents' final hope. a reminder this fourth of july about the dangers of this holiday. a fireworks display at the blue water resort and casino in parker, arizona, sparked a brush fire. several spectators posted videos of the fire on social media. it's not the first time a fireworks display went awry in parker. last year, the show turned dangerous, as well, when some of the fireworks exploded on the ground, in front of spectators. one firefighter was hurt. lots more to come, including some of the best sales all summer from fourth of july deals to amazon prime day. plus, one woman's inspiring journey from finance to a farm. an independence day tradition here. the united states ceremonial brass with a performance on our plaza. first, these messages.
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we're back on a tuesday morning celebrating this july 4th. while a barbecue and fireworks are likely on your schedule today, you might want to spare a little time to shop. there's great holiday bargains out there and sales coming up next week. sarah is here with everything we need to know. a shopping and trend expert at happy fourth. a lot of notes. you say today, maybe after the barbecue, before the fireworks, try to hit online or something. >> exactly. you don't necessary hi think of july 4th as a saving holiday, but if you know where to look, you'll save a ton of money. >> there's four cat xwoir egorie we can see savings. apparel and swimwear. >> you will find deals upwards of 35% off. >> today? >> july 4th sales. that's right. you're going to find deals at places like macy's.
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also, new york and company is offering a big 50% off july fourth sale. >> it's interesting you have grilling and outdoor items. it seems like you need to get those in the next few hours. >> exactly. you know, there's a method to the retailer madness. but grilling and outdoor furniture is really good. you're going to find deals upwards of 20% off. the home depot, july 4th, offering 20% off appearances. overstock has a huge blowout sale. >> how are the deals for electronics? >> electronics will be around 29% off. that's pretty good. these are one of the best deals of the season, until black friday. if you'rie inlooking for prebla friday, school stuff. this is a time to buy electronics. >> another category you can save on this month, house paint. >> surprising, right? and the thing about house paint, retailers need to sell house paint. but july isn't the best time of year for people to be doing outdoor projects.
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the painting project. they need to sell so they discount. at retailmenot, we found that it's 20% off. you don't use it, you don't open it, it will last you up to ten years. >> if you have a project, you can save a lot of money. 30%. >> save your money but use it later. >> all of my friends got in on amazon prime. i was overwhelmed by it because there's so many deals. >> there's so many deals. amazon prime day if you're not familiar, it's a 30-hour flash sale event on they offer it just to prime members. and what they do is offer just like you said, hundreds of thousands of deals in a 30-hour period. and sometimes they do the lightning deals, which are really short deals, a brief amount of time. you have to act quick, number one, because of a short amount of time. but also, because there's limited inventory. these are the best deals all day. >> is it worth $99 a month? >> $99 a year. it's worth it for a few things.
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it is convenient. it is easy to use. and also, it's reliable. guaranteed free two-day sh shipping. if you're waffling, i have three questions. how much do you value your free time. is $12 a month worth it not to go to the grocery store. do you use amazon ten times a year? and have you cut the cord? the cable cord? if you have, i recommend neusin amazon prime because they have movies and books and music. >> there's other people, i'm not surprised other companies are jumping on the sales to compete. home depot, walmart, macy's, sears. >> amazon isn't the only place we need to shop. there's retailers that are competing with the online retailer giant. sam's club, y macy's, home depot. i anticipate they will be offering free shipping deals and
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in-store deals. before you chick purchase online, check out your other retailers. >> you'll find deals. >> sara, good stuff this morning. have a great fourth of july. dylan? >> thank you, sheinelle. let's look at the trappic itro. there's one area we're focusing on th on. this could become a tropical system. it's 70% of it becoming a tropical system in the next 48 hours alone. it's just off the coast of africa. if this does develop into a tropical system, it would be storm dan. keep an eye on this area here where the water temperatures are warm and it could be the right conditions to allow that area of low pressure to strengthen into something more. we have building heat in the southwest and in the pacific northwest. by the end of the week, we see temperatures warm up. more scattered storms possible through arkansas and kentucky today.
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we could even see some scattered showers and storms right along the eastern seaboard in virginia and north carolina too. that's what's going on around the country. here's a peek out your window. good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. happy fourth of july. we'll see still the low clouds hanging around san francisco and the fog will be an issue with low visibility as we head into this evening in time for the fireworks. for the inland areas, it will be bright and sunny as we go through most of the afternoon and high temperatures reaching up to 87 degrees. tomorrow, a lot of people heading back to work and it stays warm with highs in the low 90s in time for sunday. >> and if you're heading out, check us out on our sirius/xm channel 108, home to "today show confidential." it's time to trend. >> i love that. >> got to throw it in somewhere. >> so, a lot of people -- we're all living in, i should say, in this economy. it's called a gig economy now.
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it means that people are taking on multiple jobs to make an extra buck or make ends meet. many refer to this as side hustling. recently the pew research center conducted a survey and discovered that nearly a quarter of americans are using digital platforms to make extra money. this includes ride sharing apps, delivery services and home sharing sites. washington post has a ranking of how much people are earning on average every month. before i show you this, these are the different platforms. you want to guess which company you can earn the most money from on the side? >> ebay. >> ebay? >> that's interesting. >> i would say uber. >> uber. >> well, here are your results. are you ready? number one, airbnb. >> that's true. >> some people are making up to $440 a month. >> i can believe that. >> i put these in order. you can look at the list. next is lyft at $210 a month. >> same thing. >> uber, $155.
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>> that's more than uber. >> you're good at doing odds and ends, task rabbit, you can make around 100 bucks a month. somebody needs help hanging something. >> i do that often. >> i do, too. >> you can use that. >> how about door dash. the next one, post mates. >> what is in a? >> i want a caribbean restaurant down the street. but with post mates, somebody will get it for you. if you have a car, a bike. >> you can send one of the seven children you have. >> not quite old enough yet. training wheels don't get there fast enough. next, getaround for $70. >> what is that? >> i don't know. >> and the last one, etsy. >> you can rent a car from someone? >> from a strange center. >> i don't have a car. that's a genius idea. >> probably a lot cheaper. >> rental cars are not cheap in the city. >> well, there you go. >> have you thought about doing something on the side? >> no. but i want to take advantage of
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what other people are doing. >> i'd do something on the side. >> what would it be? >> what would your service be, craig? >> the service is -- >> oh. >> service? >> i can provide services. >> okay. >> dylan, we're going to move on. "pop start" let's go. first up, ed sheeran. the award-winning artist has announced he's quitting twitter. he has over 19 million followers on the social platform. he says he can no longer take the negative comments. the artist said, i go on there and there's nothing but people saying mean things. twitter is a platform for that. one comment ruins your day. sheeran's account is up and running. but the artist will be using it to post instra gagram photos. we will show you love when you come to perform on the plaza this thursday. so excited for that concert. is robert downey jr. considering hanging up his iron suit? he's played the role of ironman
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since 2008. and the character is beloved by fans. the films have grossed herely $1 billion. will downey jr. play the role forever? he said, it's like a glove that fits so well. i never want to blow it for the last six or seven movies. i decided to go do it one more time. i want to hang up my jersey before it's embarrassing. downey jr. has plans to reprize the role in the infinity war coming out in 2019. >> i can't imagine anyone else playing ironman. >> i get it. he wants to go out on top. and several stars have started to kick off the long holiday weekend. some got off to a rough start. take pink for instance. the singer shared a snap of her and her daughter trapped inside an elevator. she updated they did make it out. the kardashians threw a
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barbecue for families and friends. sharing this feast with several guests. kris jenner enjoyed the food and kanye, who you can see smiling. and orlando bloom, celebrating the holiday with his father and his son, flynn. look at that. three handsome generations. just getting star ted. today is the day, righ t? >> kar dashians looki ng lik e what it's going to be at your house later. she has a big cookout. >> frozen burgers? >> exactly. >> people on the edges who come late. dylan, take it away. here we go. for the dyly click. your fourth of july isn't complete until you see this. a chicken playing the piano. and his skills are impressive. ♪
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>> the slower version. >> is that real? >> it is real. i have a hard time believing it myself. if you look closely, you can see that the keys light up. the chicken knows which one to peck and which one to hit the next one. and her owner says patriotic songs are her forte. she is hoping to try a country tune next. i think she needs a pad on her beak. >> i'm sure someone is working on that. >> dylan dreyer, thank you so much. time for day two of our series, "starting over" today. this is where we feature people from all over the country, who have made a major change to turn their lives around. >> this morning, we hear from a woman who was living what she thought was her dream, life in paris. until she found fulfillment as an oyster farmer. jenna bush hager has the story.
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>> reporter: on the post of southern maine, abigail carol is known as the oyster lady. owner and operator of an award winning oyster farm. this series is all about taking a reset. talk to me about what that means in your life. >> it means, just changing your life. and embarking on a new advent e adventure. >> reporter: this is yours office. abigail's new adventure brought her here. before she was a farmer, she was living in paris, engaged to a french count and working in finance. you were living in paris. and living what seems like an amazing life. how did you decide to change things up? >> i had a really easy life. i was trading stocks for myself on my computer. and i didn't have a lot of responsibilities to anybody but myself. and in a lot of ways, it was the dream life. but there was something missing. i felt very disconnected, and i
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was living in a virtual world. >> reporter: when her relationship ended, she came home to maine to help a friend with a business plan with an oyster farm. >> writing a business plan was not farming oyster. the caveat was, i will write a business plan but i am not getting in the water. >> reporter: when her friend backed out of the project, she decided to take it on. resetting her life and life plan. you're an accidental oyster farmer. >> entirely an accidental oyster farmer. i was not happy about it at first. but i followed my father's advice, which was to cowboy up. and i dried my tears and i bought a pair of waders and got my hands dirty. >> when you look back to what you are look as a little kid, growing up here, spending time on the coast, can you imagine that this would be your future?
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>> no. absolutely not. never in a million years would i have tremt i would be an oyster farmer. and sometimes i think, i can't believe this is my life. there's days when you are fighting yourself. but most days, even when the hardest days when i'm fighting myself to get out here, when i leave the water, i feel happiness and joy. >> reporter: the work is tough with harsh conditions and winter temperatures dropping below freezing. but after a few years, abigail began to make a profit, just as the winter of 2014 arrived with its poller vortex that killed most of her oysters, forcing her to restart everything from scratch. did you think about giving up? >> absolutely. this has been so insanely hard. i know that struggle has just made me a better human being in the end. >> reporter: facing the hard
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reality of rebuilding, she decided to rebrand and share her passion with others. >> every year we bring people out here on the oyster tours. and frankly, had i not started the tours, i don't know if i would have the farm here. >> reporter: today, her oysters are thriving and winning awards. and she plans to harvest 800,000 this summer. what advice would you give somebody who is thinking about changing up their lives, taking a reset? >> the reset didn't make me who i am today. what made i am today. what made me who i am today is the seven years of engagement, of struggle and rethinking, repositioning and re-upping and that's it. you've just got to keep reupping and that's when life happens and that's when the magic happens. >> for nbc news, jena bush hager in scarborough, maine. >> cheers! >> i love that. >> that's gutsy. >> i think it's interesting, too, to note that even though she had reset it doesn't mean
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life becomes easy, like you're living by the water. she said it was difficult. it's taking the extra step to try something new. >> you made a good point, though. >> i wonder how many people put themselves out there and try something new and it doesn't always work out. i'm curious, how much is the risk-reward there for that? >> i don't know. so many people think about it and don't do it. >> i admire their courage like the woman yesterday. she's expanded her business and she's making skincare made with seaweed and lobsters as a goal to give everyone everywhere a piece of the marine experience. excuse me, a piece of the maine experience. >> good stuff. tomorrow, a man who went from the football field to the fire station after spending seven seasons in the nfl, he's now a fire chief in massachusetts. >> you'll meet him. >> coming up a "today" show tradition that's music to our ears and the air force ceremonial brass after your local news. i )m ...
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=vo= firefighters are still at a home in danville .. which was partly destroyed by a late night fire. this happened at el a very good fourth of july good morning to you. i'm laura garcia-cannon. firefighters are still at a home in danville partially destroyed bay late-night fire. it happened at shelly place near danville boulevard. firefighters arrived a little after midnight to find the garage fully engulfed, the car fully destroyed. all four people got out safely. they don't believe it was caused by fireworks but they don't know the exact cause. a look at the morning commute. any problems? >> we have a few troubled spots. if we look at our traffic sensors, the green is showing mostly clear roads, but we have two troubled spots and that's just right along the south bay and it looks like 280 southbound and northbound on both sides,
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but it looks like those crashes are off to the side, which is why we aren't seeing any metering or slowing. along southbound and northbound 17, they are recovering from what was a three crashes and working to get these two off to the side before any major backup happens on the road. palo alto, what we've been seeing the majority of the morning, a very holiday-light traffic out there which means if you have to get off to work right now you probably won't be dealing with any traffic at least for now. let's hope it stays that way. another local update in about half an hour. have a great fourth of july. hope it's safe. ♪
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[ cheers and applause ] how about that? we're back at 8:30 on this tuesday morning, july 4th, 2017. we have a nice sized holiday crowd. good morning. >> yes. they're so polite. >> we've been listening to the united states air force ceremonial brass, with a beautiful rendition of "stars and stripes forever" for us. we're going to talk to them in a little bit. >> we have a great crowd. thank you for coming out today. we were talking to the folks earlier this morning. we have a special person. they don't know i'm about to stop. i'm stop right here. this is senior master sergeant tim here with his family from south carolina. he retired from the air force last week, i hear, after 26 years of service. how about a round of applause? you're here with your family? >> i sure am, ma'am, yes. >> did you call me ma'am? oh, my goodness. thank you so much. where's your family? let me get you all in here.
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welcome to new york city. what are you going to do with your day? >> we're going to have a blast in the greatest city of the world. >> enjoy. thank you so much. all of you guys, for coming out on this fourth of july. >> thank you for your service. >> yes. coming up, we're going to give you something to do, something to watch. from the action flicks to the oscar contenders, we're breaking down the sizzling summer entertainment. nothing says fourth of july better than a barbecue. it's safe to say we're delighted about the pulled pork situation about to go down. >> excited pork fans. speaking of the plaza, we can't wait until this thursday. grammy-winner ed sheeran, taking over our citi concert stage. he wants you to choose one of his songs to perform. you can pick between "thinking out loud," "galway girl." or "supermarket flowers." some of the folks would like to
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just stick around. >> i know. >> sleep outside. >> by the way, an all-star lineup on deck for macy's 4th of july fireworks spectacular. performances by jennifer lopez, charlie puth, that airs at 8:00 p.m. eastern. >> the fireworks display, a major part of that. what is the word? >> most everyone is going to see nice weather. for the macy's fireworks spectacular, it looks really nice. the best chance of seeing scattered storms will be in kentucky and tennessee, to virginia and north carolina. spotty storms, the rain that's going to wash out the fourth of july fest. the western half of the country looks okay. not a lot going on. just the spotty showers in and around the areas i mentioned. the macy's 4th of july fireworks spectacular, temperatures about 78 degrees.
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that's perfect later on tonight. we'll see temps dip so just about perfect. that's what's going on around the country. here's a peek out your window. good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. checking out the forecast for fremont and the parade start agent 10:00 this morning. it will be at 67 degrees and mostly sunny skies. it warms up to 80 degrees this afternoon. and for livermore, we also have the festivities going on, the block party starts at 4:00. we'll be at 85 degrees and then into the mid-60s in time for fireworks later tonight. we'll also still see mostly clear sky for the inland areas. and that's your latest forecast. craig? >> dylan, thank you. july fourth, a good time to preview some of the releases coming soon to both big and small screens near you. here to break it down for us, special correspondent, dave carter. always good to see you. >> good to see you, craig.
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>> let's start with the blockbusters here, sequels. >> these are two moves everyone knowses about and i'm very happy to report they're both great. first one is "spider-man home coming." some people are saying another spider-man reboot? this one works and it's because of the star, tom holland and he is so winning that you just fall in love with him and what they're doing that's different this time is they made spider-man younger, he's 15 and they inserted him into the larger marvel universe. just like they did with captain america where he made his debut, tom holland, you see robert downey junior, and captain america in this movie which is great and more from "the planet of the apes." people love the trilogy wrapping up later this month, and i love this movie. it's visually spectacular. it's emotional, surprisingly and politically relevant. this is a film that critics are loving and audiences will appreciate it, too.
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>> and the villain is played by -- >> woody harrelson and he's excellent. >> what's the word on comedies? >> there's a bunch. >> one i want to talk about is "girls trip" this is a raunchy comedy with jada pinkett smith and queen latifah and it's four friends who go to essencefest to new orleans where debauchery ensues. and she's from the carmichael show on nbc and she gives a performance like melissa mccarthy in bridesmaids. another all-female guest called "fun mom dinner," molly shannon and tony collette, four moms who go out to dinner and the dinner takes a turn and they have a crazy night and it's a lot of fun and adam levine is in it playing a bartender. >> he's good. he can act and very charming and paul rud d is in it, too. his wife wrote the movie and that will be out next year and then a crazy movie called "logan
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lucky," directed by stephen sodderberg, and it's channing tatum and adam, who decide to rob the charlotte motor speedway and the interesting performance here is daniel craig playing very much against type as a bleached blond convict with a really convincing southern accent. >> what about action movies? >> "atomic blond." this one will have a lot of people talking. this is charlize theron's new movie. it's a european spy thriller with some of the most wild and inventive action and fight sequences i've ever seen in my entire life. she's such a great action hero and puts the guys to shame. and it has the best music of any movie this summer. i love it. >> any oscar contenders to keep an eye for? >> "dunn kirk," the world war ii drama from christopher nolan who did kwo"interstellar" puts you
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the middle of the war like no other war movie, and a terrific film called "detroit," from the writing and directing team from "the hurt locker" and zero dark thirty. this is the best movie i've seen this year and it tells of the 1967 detroit race riots and deplorable conduct by some white police officers, a very disturbing movie. not an easy movie to watch, but very, very good. >> already getting oscar buzz. >> family affair. how about a film for the whole movie. >> it's the emoji movie. i know people groaned when they heard there was going to be an emoji movie. from the footage i've seen it will be fun and inventive and i hope it will be as good as the lego movie and you have patrick stewart as the voice of the poop emoji. >> patrick stewart as poop. from the big screen to the small screen. >> there are things streaming that people should look for. on netflix, there is a movie
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called "ozark," jason bateman, he plays a chicago dad and financial adviser who is a money launderer for one of the top drug cartels. when a deal goes awry, he is forced to flee with his family to the ozarks. i love the show "blood line" and this reminded me of that. >> kelsey grammar is coming back, as well. >> yes. they have a streaming show on amazon called the last tycoon and based on an f. scott fitzgerald novel and they play rival movie studio executives, and because it takes place in the 1930s, you're dealing with issues like the depression and antisemitism as well as this great classic hollywood theme. so there's a lot to look at and very sumptuous and the cast. >> dave parker, we always appreciate you for breaking that down for us. >> up next, a classic cookout for the fourth. pulled pork, smoked corn, baked
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beans. we're very excited, but first this is "today" on nbc.
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we're back with "today food." nothing says july 4th than a good old-fashioned barbecue. smoking up some pulled pork. nice and slow with smoked corn and baked beans. matt moore is doing it. it smells like perfection. it smells pretty good. >> thank you. >> i didn't realize, that pulled pork comes from the butt, right? >> it's a bit of a misnomer. it's coming from the shoulder of the hog. it's one of my favorite cuts. it's versatile, accordable and it can stretch to feed a crowd. >> and it tastes good, right? okay. what are we making? >> you'll pick these up in any
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store. you're going to find them 8 to 12 pounds. i want to rinse it off and pat it dry. one of the first steps we do, we're going to score the fat. >> what does that do? it allows us to impart more of the marinade and the rub, which i'm going to put you to work on over here. >> can i show people what they need? >> you'll find elements you find in most dry rubs. salt, pepper, brown sugar. unique spots with the nutmeg and a little of allspice. you want to put that in there? >> drop it all in and mix it together. we came across this recipe at st. louis at bogart's smoke house. they like to coat this with mustard. and we'll put the rub on. if you have time, to let it set up in the fridge for 24 hours. okay? >> ooh. >> over here, we have a smoker. i'm going to pick this up. get you to open that smoker. >> this is the real deal. how long will this take, matt? >> this is one of my favorites. this is an acorn smoker.
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we're going to cook over indirect heat. this is the epitome of very low and slow. it's 200 degrees for 20 hours. >> 20 hours? >> yes. now, i know some folks might say you don't have time to do this. you can break this in half and cook it at 300 degrees, a little hotter. the method is that time and temperature equals results. >> can you taste the time and temperatures? the low and slow. >> i taste the love. taste the love. >> that's a good sign. >> this is a good sign. they're not talking to each other, that's how you know they're focused. let's smoke some corn. >> a supersimple side. when you're entertaining, you should be entertaining. we're going to throw this right on the smoker. very simple. i just pulled back the husks. >> you put it on the grill. some people keep it inside of the husks. >> pulled it back. removed the silk. making a compound butter with butter and thooyme. it's nice and lemony.
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we'll put the husk back on. >> you put it back on? it allows the moisture to be trapped and more tender. low and slow. >> you taste that? dylan is on to the corn. >> it's all in my teeth. >> we've been smoking all night. >> it's ready to pull off. supertender. >> craig wants me to say a big butt. >> that's a beautiful butt. >> a beautiful butt. >> beautiful butt. the idea is that once you pull this off, if you're making a great steak, we want to let this rest about an hour. i'm going to tend it with foil. >> why is that? >> it will allow the juices a chance to redistribute. the first line of a book, that opinions are like butts and everyone has one. when it comes to sauce, everybody has an opinion. the common opinion is that sauce should always be served to accompany the meat, right? >> sometimes it so good it
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doesn't need it. but it can add to it. >> we're doing an eastern carolina style sauce. a lot of vinegar. you can drop the whole thing. >> the whole thing? >> brown sugar, salt and pepper. >> a lit bit of sweet in there, too. >> and more cayenne, we're mimicking the flavor from the dry rub. >> about a minute left. how long do you let it sit? >> here's the key to a good butt. we want to make sure this bone is going to pull completely clean. >> do you see that? he pulled that right out. >> literally. supertender. >> behind you. >> whoa. >> this pulls. >> look at that. >> you can do it with a barbecue sandwich. in the book, we give you recipes for ramen, nachos, enchiladas, spaghetti. and the other side is the baked beans. a the secret is a lilt bit of root beer. >> fantastic.
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>> i justice u.s. put barbecue sauce in. >> dylan put the deans in the sandwich. >> just barbecue sauce, onion, little hot sauce and garlic powder. this is why you win. you're a master. give him a round of applause. very good. happy fourth. and you can find the recipes at up next, they're back. the united states ceremonial brass with another july fourth peormance. firfrs
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back, now, on this fourth of july, with the united states ceremonial air force brass. this is a tradition. the band's 18th year joining us on the fourth. 18 years. >> the commander/conductor of the ceremonial brass, this is his fifth year. so good to have you. pleasure, colonel. >> great to be with you guys. thank you. >> this is the 70th birthday for
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the united states air force. >> we're celebrating this year. >> does that make this even more special? >> you're darn right it does. this whole year, we have celebrations going on, you know. for 70 years, the airmen all over the world have been breaking barriers. we're so glad to represent. >> this particular unit, you're based town in d.c., right? >> we are. we're so proud to be here. not just for this band, but to respect all of the airmen serving all over the globe today. indeed, all of those who serve in our military, such a special day to represent them. >> both of my brothers are in the air force. hear hear. >> you're about to perform "america the beautiful" right? >> no more appropriate song. >> thank you for your service. >> thank you.," right? >> no more appropriate song. >> thank you for your service. >> thank you. ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ >> what a fantastic and fitting performance. colonel, thank you so much. thank you all so very much. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. [ cheers and applause ]
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welcome back. dilyla dylan, ready to celebrate birthdays? >> let's celebrate birthdays on this fourth of july. say happy birthday to sylvania wilson of apex, north carolina. she volunteered for over ten years. happy birthday to her. lewis collamati, a classical music fan from rhode island. he owned a refrigeration repair company for 30 years. happy 101st birthday to yolanda of orange vail, california.
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she and her husband had an italian restaurant for 40 years. lura belle laster is 100. she has made over 2 hushg00 hom quilts. thomas is from pennsylvania. this world war ii veteran is 100 years old. he celebrated 68 years of marriage with the love of his life. congrats and happy birthday. thank you for your service. last but not least, happy 100th birthday to f.w. walker of worthington, ohio. he's known as bud. and bud enjoys a piece of pie and ice cream every day. keep the birthday wishes coming at >> that's the secrets. >> ice cream and pie every day. i'll start today. >> this was fun. it was great to have the band here on the fourth of july. >> it added to the spirit. next hour, you're going to love it. how to rock the red, white and blue at your barbecue. five destinations for summer vacation.
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and so much more. >> enjoy your barbecue. this is calvin's first fourth. >> yeah. >> little onesie. >> little firecracker oncecy. >> enjoy your independence day, as well. first, your local news. ♪ i )m ... ==topvo== we )re following breaking news out of antioch where a gas station shooting is being treated as (both ( a homicide d an happy fourth of july. breaking news out of antioch where a gags station shooting is being treated as both a homicide and an officer-involved shooting investigation. what you're looking at here is video from last night at the valero gas station at hillcrest and east 18th street in antioch. the violence unfolded about 8 croc last night.
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police say there was a robbery and a homicide at that gas station. at some point, an antioch police officer open fire but we're told that the homicide was not a result of the officer-involved shooting. police have not said yet who was killed. happening right now, russian president vladimir putin and chinese president xi jinping offer to talk with u.s. and south korean leaders about north korea's missile program. in a joint statement, the two called for the u.s. and south korea to halt their military exercises first. in the meantime, at home in danville, kicking off the fourth of july parade in just a few minutes. expect celebrations throughout the bay area leading up to fireworks shows in several cities tonight. you can find all that information that you need on our wb site right now, at hope you have a great holiday. we'll be back with more news in just 30 minutes.
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today on "today's take" happy fourth of july. food hacks to help you throw a great bash. and our party game with the stars and stripe s showdown. and the five best travel destinations in the country, right now. >> from nbc news, this is "today's te." live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. hey. it is tuesday morning. happy fourth of july, independence day. we're listening to "party in the usa." >> this is one of my favorite songs. >> miley songcyrus, one of our faves. an all-american party.
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if you don't have to be at work, don't. i'm not. >> thanks for -- i'm not really here. this is a hologram. did you see the other two hours? i'm not here. it's unbelievable. it's july 4th. >> thanks for coming in just for us. >> that's right. literally, i'm phoning it in. >> what are you going to do after the show? >> same thing i'm doing right now during the show. i'm at home. anyway -- [ laughter ] and i'm loving it. >> rub it in. >> yeah. we're still here. >> what are you doing? >> you know, i'm working for you. >> that's good. that's funny. it is good. that's fantastic. after you get done with the show -- >> yes. >> what are you doing? >> some of my girlfriends from college are in town from l.a. we're going to grill. i haven't seen them in years. why so funny? >> i'm wondering if they're here yet.
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>> a long weekend. >> they're waiting for me. >> are the kids -- >> everybody is bringing their family. we're going to cook out. i say we -- i season everything. >> that's good. >> we have a backyard. >> there you go. >> it's not large. but it's enough to grill and the kids can play sack ocker. >> a brownstone. >> yeah. >> brian is working. >> july 4th nightly news. is lester holt there? >> probably not. >> not sure. >> i don't think so. >> i don't know. so, it's -- >> taping nightly news right now. >> you're on fire today. >> sis boom ba. the sound a sheep makes when it explodes. the great carknack, thank you. >> somebody else that has the day off, is my babysitter.
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it's me and calvin all day long. i have his outfit picked out. >> that makes the day. >> what else do i need to do besides just hang out with that beautiful face. >> he's like this beautiful japanese anime, you know? i love that. >> his shirt says firecracker. >> i wondered about that. >> you know what you should do? >> what? >> you and calvin should come and surprise brian. >> oh, that's a good idea. >> and bring a little picnic basket. hey, boo-boo, let's take a picnic basket in to see brian. where is lester? i don't know. >> probably not there. >> how did yogi bear -- i could buy the fact he could walk on two feet. i buy the fact he could talk. where did he get the shirt collar and the tie? >> what store do you go into to get that? that's true. >> you can't ask those questions. and where did fred flintstone get his outfit. >> please. he's a guy. but this is a bear.
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it's walking on two feet. >> you know, fair enough. after all, i mean -- >> barely dressed. >> did you know that cartoon? >> i never watched it, no. >> you knew the reference? >> did you hear my flintstone reference? yabba-dabba-do. >> i love the flintstones. and the jetsons. when the flintstones met the jetsons. >> here's what i never figured out with fred. end of the show. puts the cat out. cut jumps through the window, which is ground level. >> right. >> jumps through the window. and the door opens up, puts fred out. fred is banging on the door. go through the window. >> he doesn't have cat-like reflexes. >> he could crawl through and fall in. at least george -- >> i didn't watch it in that
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way. >> we were thinerds. we thought it was the real world. >> i wanted to eat that thing. >> the rip. >> that tipped over the car. >> i like pebbles' little bone? her hair. >> the jetson, george made sense. stop this crazy thing because the scentrifugal force keeps hi going. >> where did he work? >> at the sprocket place. >> it's called -- >> spacely. >> spacely sprockets. >> who was the competitor? >> i forget. >> cogswell cogs. >> you should go on a game show. >> what's the sound again? >> speaking of transportation,
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july 4th weekend is one of the most popular weekends for travel. if you're on vacation, maybe you're watching us. >> i'm not watching. >> turns out -- don't talk, just for right now. i'll tell you when you can start again. okay, now, it's good for me. >> are we doing the show for you? we're here anyway? >> yeah. here's the thing. i'll talk about travel. i don't like the game anymore. turns out exactly what most of you are doing -- most people don't want to do anything on vacation. there's some people who have itinerary and they have to go here and there. you know how that goes. and other people are like, when i get there, let me just take my time and do what i want to do? what would you say you are? >> nothing. i don't want to do anything. >> what if you go to -- >> i might go kayak or -- i don't have to. i might do that. i'm going to cook. >> i'm surprised.
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22% of people completely disconnect on vacation. up a their phone and social media. >> it's not only staying connected. if you disconnect for a certain number of days, the e-mails you have to go through, when you reconnect. it's easy to keep up with them. >> the producers will tell you, i don't pay attention to them when i'm working. >> so, you disconnect or no? >> i check stuff. just to make sure everything is okay. >> and 32% of people check in with work, even though they're on vacation. >> no. >> you do. you tonight think so? >> oh, no. i'll see stuff. no. things are going quite well. i like to share with you guys. >> and i reply and you never reply back. >> exactly. bingo. now, you've got me. that's the way it works. all right. this next one -- if you're heading to the beach, you want to grab -- i don't like flip-flops. i can't wear -- >> not really the thong thing.
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i hate the feeling of anything between my toes. >> oh, no. >> yeah. >> no, no. >> yes. >> i -- i have to drink up somebody's spit. but you -- >> this was -- yesterday, if you didn't watch -- if you weren't with us, we had these pristine milkshakes. i wanted -- first, at the same time, to just drink in. there would have been no back wash. there would have been nothing. >> i pushed the pause button. all of the security guards were like, we agree with you. i was like, really? >> that's because -- >> four guys down there. >> you're -- >> you're watching right now, i told you i would give you a shoutout. >> you're smart and beautiful and they will say anything to agree with you. you know what? i like chewing glass if you do, sheinelle. hey, sheinelle, i like putting a steel spike in my head if you to. >> these are the best examples you can come up with? >> it's the extreme -- it
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doesn't matter what she says. they're going to agree with her. >> that's not true. >> come on. >> back to the fact you don't like flip-flops. >> what does it have to do with the flip-flops? >> it's weird. >> check out the video of a puppy trying to get a flip flop through a door. i can't do that. wait a minute. oh, well, no. let me back up and try again. come on. >> he doesn't want to let go of the flip-flop. >> does he figure it out? is he going in sideways? >> he's going to figure it out. >> put the shoe in first. >> i think i got it. this looks good. >> does he get it? >> come on. >> you're rooting for him. whatever happens, it's already happened, i hate to tell you. >> i'll put it down and leave. >> did he get it? >> i don't have human feet anyway. what the heck? >> that was cute. >> where am i going to wear this? >> all right. >> just drop it. >> up next --
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all right. we're back, now, with more of "today's take." >> i'm feeling handsy. >> yes. >> you just sneezed into that. we love celebrating the first of the month with a game called famous firsts. the first of the month. >> the fourth of the month. >> but because this is the fourth, we'll change the game. instead of famous firsts, we have famous fourths. >> i'm never here on the first of the month. >> really? >> just works out this way. we have four-finger gloves that
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we'll raise in the air when we know the answer. >> that's so silly. >> i'm supposed to host and compete. here we go. when it comes to fours, none were more famous than the fab four from liverpool, the beatles. who was the last member to join the quartet? >> ringo? >> i say john. ringo, there you go. all right. very nice. i like it. all right. the first "star wars" movie ever released was actually the fourth in the "star wars" series. released in 1977. what is the full name of "star wars"? >> it's not "the emperor strikes back." >> "a new hope"? >> i think it is "a new hope." >> i'm not going to know that. >> name the music power couple that have the roman numeral iv.
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>> beyonce and jay-z. i didn't even see the question. which of the four presidents is not on mt. rushmore? >> i've never been to it. >> you have got to go. you guys haven't been to the grand canyon, either. grand canyon and mt. rushmore. >> we need a western trip. a road trip. >> imagine us on a road trip? >> ooh. here are the first names of a famous film foursome. you name the crew. peter, winston, ramon and egon. >> "ghostbusters." question six. seinfeld, sex in the city, teenage mutant ninja turtles. none famous as the golden girls. >> sofia. blench devereaux. >> rose.
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>> rose and there's one more. what am i forgetting? estelle getty -- >> rue mcclanahan. >> ruth. >> dorothy. >> dorothy. >> you go, dorothy, rose, blanch and sofia. >> i love blanch. >> who wrote that song? good morning. we're getting ready for the fireworks in san francisco. and we'll have some poor visibility as we go through the night. temperatures in the mid-50s. all clear as we get a look at the forecast for the south bay. that will be happening at 9:45, it looks like our temperatures will be settling back into the mid-60s. as we go through the next several days we'll see highs in the upper 80s inland.
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>> thank you, smithers. up next, how to rock the red, white and blue at your barbecue. fun, festive fashion. >> how come we don't have hot dogs? better. it's more than just a word.
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the fun of the fourth is half of the holidays. red, white and blue with festive understated looks. you don't want to do too much. happy fourth. >> happy fourth of july. >> where shall we start? >> for fourth of july, we want to look festive, but you don't want to feel like you're in a costume. it's about picking understated pieces that can transition well. first, we have nicki. and what i love about this outfit is this is probably in most women's closet already. a white dress for the summer and a denim jacket. denim pulls the look together. it's the makeup. we have a bold red lip. you wouldn't think of makeup as part of the outfit. it works and it's not a commitment piece. >> it's stunning. she walked in. and it's the lip, you're right. with the white, it's gorgeous. >> she has a red nail.
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the little makeup accessories play into the look. >> and pop the collar. >> and we have joanne. and here's another great option. gingham is the print of the season. it's a great option for july 4th. this dress is from zahra. we kept it casual. it's great for a summer barbecue. >> i like that you're rocking it with sneakers. i wouldn't have thought to do that. >> it ee's street edge. you have it at home or you can run to the drugstore. >> you can pick up l'oreal, all at your drugstore. if a bold red lip is too much for you, you can do blue eye makeup. that's a trend we're seeing. you can do blue mascara, blue eye shadow. >> and you're not going to look like the '80s? >> pick one. i would do either mascara, eye shadow, eye liner, one of them. not all three. >> good advise.
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moving sneakers, a trend for july fourth. i love these, the nikes, they have the red, white and blue in them. but they're subtle enough, you can wear them for the rest of the summer. >> i love these. a little stars. a little nod to the fourth of july. and we can't forget about the guys. socks are huge for guys. my husband and sons are obsessed from socks. nair from stan's. they have to have elements of red, blue, white in them. it pulls it together. >> do your pants have to be skinny pants. how are you rocking that? what's the vision? >> if you want to be safe, wear shorts. you can wear your socks and you don't have to worry about that. >> don't have to do the skinny jeans. >> next, bandannas. i love a great bandanna. especially for july 4th. they were $1.66. supercheap. you can wear them as a choker, which is fun. i love the idea of putting it on a hat. the hats are from lack of color.
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they're so fun. give some festive flare. and another great option, here we have bags. you can also tie your bandanna around your bag, which is supercute and fess fiftive. i love them for the peach. they're from lulus. and i love the lilt white backpack that has the tassels that are fourth of july inspired. >> you know what, though? if you're going somewhere -- >> it makes it fun and festive. >> lots of jewelry. if you're going to do jewelry, stars are fun. i love this brand over here. this is supercute from southern city. and sunglasses. we have great sunglasses. do a fun, colored sunglasses. up next, from sea to shining sea, we take you across the country to show you five of the best destination fgser your summer, after your local news.
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san jose police are looking for a good tuesday morning, happy fourth of july tu. san jose police are looking for a man who led them on a car chase after nearly running over a police officer. we first broke this story yesterday on today in the bay, it wasn't clear at the time what kind of activity was going on here. this is all sunday night on monterrey road. the driver used a stolen vehicle and nearly hit the officer when police were trying to stop him the driver hit a parked car nearby. officers at the time were able to nab one of the passengers in the car who tried to escape then the driver hit another parked car. police officers caught two more passengers and all three people were arrested. but a fourth person is still on
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the run this morning. >> coming up after this break, we'll have a look at your forecast as fireworks is top of mind for many folks. carrie will have a look at that after the break.
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good morning, i'm carrie hall. we are still going to see the clouds and low fog in san francisco. this may block your view of the fireworks tonight. we're going to see the temperatures in the mid-60s for the next several days. inland area will be sunny and bright throughout the afternoon. very warm for spots like the trivalley, over toward the delta. we'll continue on with temperatures in the 80s most of the week. the warmest day looks like it will be on sunday. let's head over to vna for an update on the roadways. >> we're seeing a decent commute. we've had a couple fender benders pop up throughout the bay area right now. there is an accident at 17.
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it looks like it may be blocking one of the lanes. not seeing any slowing in that area, east bay drive times, southbound 680 about 11 minutes to 880. about 2 minutes, outside of san jose, you can see what the commuters have been enjoying, maybe they're on their way to work. back to you. >> that is a refreshing sight. thank you very much. i appreciate that carrie as well. if you are looking for events to do things tonight. we have all the details for the fireworks shows. that's going to do it for us right now. we'll be back coming up in 30 minutes. for now, back to the today show.
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if you have the holiday off, you're probably spending it with your family. while you're hanging out, you might want to discuss your summer vacation plans. >> we're going to show you the top travel destinations from trip adviser's vice president of global communications, desiree fish. nice to have you here. >> thank you. >> you have a young family, sheinelle does. lots of energy, where do you go? >> martha's vineyard. >> really? >> this is a place that is one of the beautiful islands in new england. you have minigolf or arcades. landmarks and lighthouses and tons of beaches. one of the best things to do is to go to the flying horse's carousel. it's one of the oldest working carousels in all of the u.s. in addition to that, you can do
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beach, sunset cruises, et cetera. there's tons of stuff to do. where to stay. it's an expensive island, i think. you can go on a budget. you can do a rental home. >> you can have separate bedrooms, separate bedtimes for the family. lots of living space. one of the great places to go is the b&b house. it's only $120 a night and it's right near the beach. >> foodies. >> seattle. seattle in the summer is perfect. not too hot. not the rainy season and it's great for foodies. i don't know if you know of pike's place market. >> yes. throwing the pusfish. >> absolutely wonderful. you can go to beachers and seeing the cheese being made. the first starbucks. and there's lots to do there. you can do food tours. one of the great things about this, you can eat your way
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through seattle. savor seattle food tours, you don't have to have a meal because you eat along the tour. >> you stay anywhere, or -- i saw a picture of the beautiful bed. >> mediterranean inn, near the space need. you want to be downtown and see sights. >> my husband is a thrill seeker. what would you recommend? >> go to aspen, colorado. a lot of people think of it as a winter vacation. it's a summer vacation, too. you can go hiking and white water rafting, ride the horses. c once you're done with the hike, you can rest your muscles in the hot springs. and then, to stay, the hotel durant, which is downtown aspen, lots of restaurants and galleries. lots to do there.
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that's not too much, either, during the summer. >> to relax? >> siesta key, florida. it's beautiful. pristine beaches. one of the best things, don't just lay on the beach. do a bunch of activities. you can go fishing, snorkeling, scu scuba. there's golfing if you want to relax. one of the best things to do is to stay at the captiva beach resort. if you stay there, you can save $100 a night, after we compared the prices, during the summer. it's a great place. an you can walk to the beach. >> use that money for something else. >> right. >> finally, history buffs that go on special trips. >> you have san antonio, texas, for that one. my hometown. you remember the alamo. everyone remembers that. but there's four other amazing missions that you can go and visit there. they're not in downtown, like
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the alamo is. but you can take a trail and hike or drive around to the different missions. but in addition to that, it's got the river walk. the river walk is flanked with restaurants and bar and it's a great night theme. the two places we recommend to stay there is downtown. but you've got either the drury in, which is a vallejo teue hot which is i amazing. or you can stay at hotel emma, which used to have -- it used to be a brewery. it was open in prohibition time. that's a cool story you can tell people. >> i have to visit. thank you so much. >> staying in a brewery. that's like a bud and breakfast. from bloody mary burgers, simple food and decor to pull off a party in a pinch. after these messages. i was always "the girl with psoriasis." people don't stare anymore.
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>> happy to be here. >> sliders. hard to make them uniform. you have a great hack. >> a great hack. it gives you awesome little square sliders that are famous. >> like crystal's or white castle. >> exactly. we love them. you put your ground beef into a resealable bag. you take the chopstick and you make indentions. you want to make a deep impression. >> don't you always? >> i like to make an impression, al. how about you? >> i do. flip it around and do it in the opposite direction. you pop this in the freezer, nice and flat. we have one that's nice and frozen. you snap the burgers. you get the perfect square sliders. >> you want to keep the air so
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it doesn't get burned. >> if you like a bloody mary, you have the perfect burger. >> it's a bloody mary burger. i'm adding horse radish to the meat. we have hot sauce, worcestershire sauce and add it all in. you want to mix this in really well. this is the cool part. you take your portion of meat, which i'm using a spoon here. you can use your hands. you put it between two resealable lids. >> look at that. >> perfect burgers that you can add on the grill. like that. perfect burger patties. >> there you go. next, we have cute red, white and blue -- >> we have a theme going. fourth of july. >> stars. >> this is a fun way to make pita into star shapes. the star shape is festive for
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july fourth, obviously. you can coat them in olive oil, bake until crisp. >> very nice. >> get a little star pizza shape. >> that's terrific. now, to make a patriot iic popcorn. >> this is one of my favorites. firecracker popcorn. you have melted white chocolate. going to drizzle it all over, everywhere. and you're going to top it with some colors. i'll let you start while i'm doing -- >> just sprinkles. >> they call them jimmies. >> there you go. then, the cool part is you're going to add pop rocks to this. >> i didn't know they made them. >> they're hard to find, believe it or not. i looked all over the city for them. and you pop it in the refrigerator for ten minutes and we get firecracker popcorn treats, that should crack in your mouth. is it cracking? >> it is. amazing. >> is that the pop rocks candy?
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i watch a woman juggle like i do. now, craft ideas that you can do with your kids. meet megan murphy, the editor of "good housekeeping." good morning to you. >> you probably have a lot of this stuff at home the first up, salad spinner spin art. you take coffee filters. you take a salad spinner coffee filters. shoot a little paint on there. mommy's wearing white jeans. and put the lid on. >> a salad spinner. >> it's dishwasher safe. after they paint and have fun, you can throw it in the dishwasher. when they dry, they make a cute bunting. >> what a great idea. >> everybody has some fancy things with batteries. who needs that when you have a salad spinner.
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>> this is ice cube art. take some water and freeze it. and it makes a great -- you keep it outside. it's fun for the kids. >> that's cute. >> and you can turn them into place mats. >> can you hold this? >> you're on mom duty. >> clear plastic vases. just take a little craft paper. so simple, wrap it around and tape it. >> that's so -- no glue guns. >> and i have pretty tape. white flowers, in a tight bunch. >> i love this. >> we love that. that's a good one. i did these watching tv having a glass of wine. you put the cape around, put a flag on anything and it's good.
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>> the kids can help with this, too. white kacandles, you can sticke them up. i had little flag pins from the parade. stick it in a candle. >> all wins. >> if you're afraid of having candles, you can do it with flameless. >> what is this? >> the red table cloth, take some crepe paper and weave it together. you can do it at the last second. and i made place mats. >> all about the presentation. >> my kids can help with that. just weaving the crepe paper. so schism aimple and fun. >> how qud is that? >> my kids were saying, i want the lemonade, momma. >> he said, i want it now. you can have lemonade now. you ready for lemonade? megan, thank you so much. al, you have the weather? >> i wish i had kids like that.
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good morning i'm carrie hall. we're getting ready for the fourth of july parades to get rolling here in the next 15 minutes. we see cloudy skies over the golden gate bridge. that's what we're seeing in many of the inland areas. it's going to be foggy later on tonight. high temperature of 64 degrees. we'll see more 60s as we go through the week. it will be all clear tonight for the fireworks. >> that's your latest weather. coming up, the ultimate party game for all your guests today. the stars and stripes showdown, after these messages. be the you who doesn't cover your moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. be the you who shows up in that dress. who hugs a friend. who is done with treatments that don't give you clearer skin.
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who is your partner? >> this is dwight. >> i've got wendy. wendy williams. how you doing? >> how you doing, al? >> jack rico, take it away. >> contestants, are you guys ready? >> ready. >> let's begin with the first question. independence day was first celebrated in what city? boston? washington, d.c.? philadelphia? or -- wendy? >> philadelphia. >> that's right. >> all right. >> philadelphia freedom. >> he had a malfunction. >> second question, in this 2000 patriotic film, what famous actorer's character was nicknamed the ghost by british soldiers? harrison ford? dwight? >> mel gibson. >> you are tied so far.
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here we go, third question. who holds the record for the longest national anthem performance at the super bowl? was it alicia keys? lady gaga? >> i'm going to say aretha franklin? >> you want to take a stab? >> yes. that would be -- >> for the steal. why not? >> lady gaga. >> no. it wasn't either. it was alicia keys. >> really? that would have been my third guess. >> in what pattern were the stars on america's first flag? were they square? grid? lines? or circle. >> "d" circle. >> that's right. looks like you're in the lead. fifth question. finish the line to this famous speech made by bill pullman's character in this 1996 blockbuster film. let's look at the clip. >> we will not go quietly into
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the night. we will not vanish without a fight. we're going to live on. we're going to survive. >> they're clicking. >> "independence day." >> that's right, al. al is mr. movie buff. he knows all of the quotes from all of the movies. according to the national sausage and hot dog council, how many hot dogs are consumed on average each fourth of july? 150 -- >> 200 million. >> no. wendy? >> i think it's "d." >> unfortunately, no. it's "a" 150 million hot dogs. >> that's a lot of wieners. >> come on, join in. >> a lot of wieners. >> tiebreaker. >> here we go. congress first declared the fourth of july a national holiday in what year? "a" 1776? >> 1870. >> 1870? that's it.
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>> yay. >> you got it. >> all right, dwight. >> all right. >> good job. >> you guys get a grand prize. it's the roker stream set. you both get it. congratulations, guys. >> you can watch all of your summer shows on the roku streaming stick. we're back in a moment. first this, is "today" on nbc.
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we want to wish all of you a happy fourth of july. >> that's right. i'm not here. and i still won't be here. kathie lee and hoda after your local news and weather. have a good time at home, me. ♪ introducing the new sleep number 360™ smart bed.
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anton. heyward will see a high of 78 degrees. cool half moon bay, 62 degrees. and then san francisco many we keep the low clouds and fog. the mission district up to 64, and 85 today in santa rosa. let's see what's happening on the roads now. >> i think i've been bringing a lot of good news, especially when it comes to the traffic, we haven't had any major reports or incidents. we've had a couple fender benders. in the south bay we were seeing what was a fernder bender. now it is off the shoulder. not going to cause any backup. i want to do a quick reminder as far as mass transit. bart will be running on a sunday schedule and no a train for today. >> thank you very much. 9:57 happening right now, governor brown working on trying to reach a deal on trying to extend cap and trade in california with the focus of reducing local air pollution.
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if it all works out, the legislature can take a look at that next week. fourth of july parades continue in 5 minutes. freemont should be beginning its procession at the library on state street. back with more news in 30 minutes.
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