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but to make drinks. they mix them up making 80 an hour. koos from a touch screen. unbelievable. >> no personal interaction. back at 6:00. tonight, deadly heat two-thirds of the nation sweltering in dangerous temperatures areas hitting higher than 110 >> it's exhausting and it's hot >> it is real, real hot. >> roads cracking. electric grids pushed to their limits. hundreds of thousands without power. our medical correspondent with a demonstration. >> i'm starting to feel a little light-headed >> of what the heat does to your body. new video from iran they claim the moment they seized the british oil tanker, the uk calling it a hostile act as the u.s. sends hundreds more troops to the region free rocky president trump on the phone with the prime minister of sweden today asking to let the american rapper
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asap rocky go, the prime minister responds highway murder, an american and her boyfriend killed while road tripping in canada the police asking for clues. >> it was like the most perfect love story you would read from books >> her family reeling tonight. panic on the tarmac an intruder somehow breaks onto a runway, then onto a plane's wing plus, one giant leap celebrations across the country for one of the greatest achievements of man. tonight the lost tapes of the moon landing recently discovered. the clearest video yet. >> announcer: this is "nbc nightly news with jose diaz-la good evening a dangerous and deadly heat wave is baking intense that entire cities are under emergency alerts more than 150 million people are affected.
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at least three heat-related deaths have been reported so far. hospital emergency rooms are seeing an increase in patients with heat exhaustion it comes on quickly and can be deadly. we have angles covered tonight from the forecast to health impact but we begin here in new york city's central park with our own kathy park kathy, there's very little relief even in the shade. >> reporter: jose, good evening it would typically be a very busy evening in central park the heat wave has kept the crowds relatively small as new york braces for round two tomorrow in new york city subways -- >> i'm dying to get out. >> reporter: on the hottest day of the year >> the heat is just so overwhelming >> reporter: underground, no relief parts of the city feel like 111 new york is one of many states in the east and midwest under dangerous heat emergencies this weekd. mix and it's brutal. it feels like 112 in
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d.c., 105 in chicago and wichita, too >> another dangerously hot day is on tap. >> the extreme heat is also pushing power grids to the limit >> everyone is running an air conditioner >> reporter: con edison in new york doing everything it can to prevent a blackout >> is con-edison prepared >> we are prepared we have called in over 4,000 extra crew members to wait on standby just in case any outages occur. >> reporter: roads take a hit in the heat too. this interstate in south dakota buckled, cracking under a heat index of 110 degrees the heat so dangerous for young and old. in philadelphia a senior center was evacuated after its air conditioning failed storm knocked out e th 200,000. despite the heat, the hearty raced in today's new jersey triathlon but it wasn't easy. >> stride to power
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through but felt like i was having a heart attack >> reporter: any chance to cool off, a welcome relief for these families in new york city playgrounds who know the worst is not over just yet. and as the sun is beginning to set, not much relief. we're still feeling the heat even at this hour jose >> kathy park in new york city. thank you. officials fear the nonstop assault of hot days and hot nights could lead to more heat-related fatalities our medical correspondent dr. jon torres demonstrated on himself just how serious the effects of heat can be and just how quickly they can come on. >> reporter: across the country, deadly heat >> you're out jogging in central park. how do you feel? >> like i'm evaporating. >> we expect to see more this summer >> reporter: in brooklyn, new york, dr. john marshall is seeing more patients with heat-related illness. why is this year in particular so dangerous? >> we've seen rising summer temperatures over the last several years, and as those temperatures get higher the risk of heat injury, the number of people who die of heat-related deaths goes up every single year.
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>> reporter: while being outdoors and active in high temperatures is dangerous, being inside without air-conditioning is also risky over the next few minutes, i'm going to see what happens to the human body as it starts heating up. the temperature here, 93 degrees it only takes two minutes for my pulse to start to race when i walked in the door, my heart rate was 63 looking at it now after being in here just a few minutes, it's above 100 after ten minutes my temperature changes but it's not what you think. my temperature's actually gone down, 96.8 that's lower than normal because my body is compensating for the heat by overcooling it 21 minutes in -- i just started feeling a headache come on that's one of the first signs of heat exhaustion >> 60 minutes later -- >> i'm starting to feel a little light-headed that's another telltale sign of heat exhaustion so it's time to call it quits >> reporter: fast pulse, heavy sweating, headache, feeling
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light-headed symptoms of heat exhaustion to watch for before they become life-threatening luis jimenez was on the way to work when he ended up in the e.r. >> i felt dizzy, legs like wobbly, and a lot of sweat >> reporter: he now knows what to look for. >> i thought i was having a heart attack. >> reporter: and that was the heat causing -- >> it was the heat >> dr. jon torres joins us now the heat impacted you so severely, so quickly. but it is even more dangerous for other people >> i'm a healthy guy but i only lasted an hour with a heat index of 100 today the subway heat index 118. so the elderly, especially those taking medications, very young children, they're the ones that are most susceptible, going to have the most problems with this it's time we all start look out for each other this weekend >> and quickly these things can happen. >> very quickly. >> dr. jon torres, thank you very much. this dangerous heat isn't going away any time soon. janice huff joins us are we through the worst of it? >> unfortunately, no we have one more day when it could be hotter in some areas from the east coast to the midwest and the plains
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this is what it feels like outside right now. the heat index values when you take the temperature and add in the humidity feels like 99 in new york city. 105 in d.c 101 in nashville and tomorrow, it will feel even hotter in some spots 108 will be the heat index in new york city tomorrow. 110 in washington, d.c. and 111 in norfolk, virginia. that's dangerous, excessive heat but there is some relief coming. on monday, a cold front slides south and the temperatures will cool down and the humidity drops from binghamton all the way back to the ohio valley and eventually the northeast as well. jose >> janice huff, thank you very much. turning overseas where iran has released new footage they say shows their forces taking over a british tanker it's the latest move ramping up tensions in the region hans nichols has this iran releasing dramatic video, claiming to show its revolutionary guards seizing a british oil tanker commandos wearing ski masks and machine guns
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preparing to rappel down from the helicopter onto the ship's deck. in london, a search for ways to de-escalate the tension. >> we're very clear that we will do what what it takes to ensure the safety and security of british and international shipping >> reporter: but in iran continued defiance nbc's ali arouzi in tehran >> reporter: it shouldn't come as a surprise that iran seized the british tanker on the fourth of july an iranian super tanker was seized by the uk it provoked a furious response from the supreme leader here, calling it an act of piracy by the evil english and vowed not to let it go unanswered >> reporter: iran challenging president trump's claim about downing an iranian drone. >> no doubt about it no we shot it down. >> reporter: the state tv showing this footage proposing it was from that very and the pentagon announcing more u.s. troops on the way to the region with secretary of state mike pompeo
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insisting that the diplomatic door is still open >> these are not the actions of ant that looks like it's headed in the right direction. but we hope as president trump has said, that they will sit down and discuss each of these items with us. >> and hans, is there any word tonight on how the british plan to respond >> reporter: yes the foreign secretary according to the uk's "telegraph" may propose tomorrow freezing iranian assets to directly target the regime in tehran jose >> hans nichols, thank you very much. president trump working the phones over another international incident this one involving an american rapper jailed in sweden. the president even offering something of his own to bail out the entertainer. here's nbc's morgan worldwide. ♪ pockets loaded but now asap rocky is making headlines for anything but the music. after video of this june 30th fight on the streets of stockholm
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landed the 30-year-old harlem, new york native in a swedish jail the rapper claims self-defense posting this video moments before he says the fight broke out. >> you don't want no problem with these boys they keep following me >> reporter: but swedish prosecutors say asap whose real name is rah kym mayers, must remain behind bars as they investigate. his situation sparking support from social media, all the way to the oval office. >> i have been called by so many people asking me to help asap rocky. actually, the one who knew about asap rocky was our first lady right? she was telling me about him. can you help asap rocky? rocky would be a tr rocky's case already drawing comparisons to another american artist the swedish police arrested rapper g-eazy in may on drug charges but struck a deal just 36 hours later on twitter aezy said
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the only differences come down to white privilege and systemic racism by the swedish government >> i'm sure in court it will be shown that he's innocent. that he acted in self-defense >> reporter: with the swedish court granting prosecutors extra time to build their case, the star remains behind bars, out of sight, but in the spotlight. morgan chesky, nbc news an update now on a mystery we've been tracking on this broadcast. a set of bones located under the vatican found after following a cryptic clue were resumed today. experts are no determine if th here's sarah harman. >> reporter: new clues in a decades-old mystery.tican recovering two sets of bones. possible clues in one of italy's most famous cold cases 15-year-old emmanuela orlandi, the daughter of a vatican bank employee, vanished in 1983 after attending a music lesson her disappearance was
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never solved and captivated the country, sparking conspiracy theories and even a film. her family has never stopped pressing investigators. her brother pietro orlandi says we will never take a step back earlier this year, emmanuela's family received an anonymous tip telling them on search where an angel is looking on. that led investigators to the tomb of the angel, meant to held to remains of two 19th century princesses emmanuela's br open. but in a shocking twist, they were princesses two days later this vatican said it had discovered two more sets of bones near the tomb tonight those bones are being sent for testing. a process that could take weeks and hopefully offer answers after decades of questions
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sarah harman, nbc news still ahead, the highway murder mystery of a young couple traveling the world. also, the intruder who made it onto a plane's wing terrified passengers watched.
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in nigeria passengers aboard a plane watched in terror as a man jumped onto the wing of their aircraft and tried to access the cabin as it prepared for takeoff it happened friday
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morning at the international airport in lagos in a viral video shot by a passenger the man crawls along the wing as panic erupts in the cabin of the azman air plane. it was to be an epic trip for a young couple driving through the most gorgeous and remote parts of canada but it ended in tragedy on the side of the road police are now asking the public for help in finding their killer nbc's molly hunter has more >> reporter: a mysterious double murder and now a manhunt. >> we're trying to determine whether this is targeted or whether it was a crime of opportunity. >> reporter: on a remote highway in canada's british columbia, 21 hours north of vancouver, 24-year-old chynna deese from charlotte, north carolina and her australian boyfriend lucas fowler were on a road trip. they met in croatia traveling the world. >> it seemed like the free-spirited butterfly that traveled all over the world finally found another free-spirited butterfly and they both wanted to settle down together.
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>> reporter: driving across canada their van broke down on highway 97 within 24 hours, they were dead. sandra brown was one of the last people to see the couple >> they didn't seem to be that concerned. they seemed to be okay like they were not in a panic or anything. >> reporter: that was sunday afternoon between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and around 7:00 a.m. monday morning, they were shot their bodies found on the side of the road their blue chevrolet 1986 van spotted nearby >> these are two people that had traveled around the world and were not people to be caught off guard. >> reporter: the fowlers are on the way to canada saying to lose someone so young and vibrant is devastating. canadian police now asking anyone with a dash cam who may have traveled along that stretch of highway to come forward molly hunter, nbc news we're back in a moment with a rare look inside the chinese company on the forefront of mobile technology but the u.s. government believes they're a threat to national security. plus the clearest video of the moon landing yet. the video lost, now
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technology which promises faster internet over your phone. one chinese company, huawei is leading that competition but the u.s. government has called them a national security threat. janice mackey frayer got rare access inside the company president
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trump has called dangerous. >> reporter: at a sprawling campus of castles and cafes that looks like europe but is actually in china, the future of the internet is being built by huawei. the tech giant spending billions to gain the edge in 5g. the next generation wireless network an edge the u.s. government is trying hard to stop >> how would you like huawei to play we've never even asked the question, if we were to come into the u.s., what are the rules? >> so there's no communication with the u.s. government. >> not at the moment bizarre, isn't it? >> reporter: we were given special access to the company president trump has called dangerous, to >> there's a rock. >> reporter: right now, 5g is enabling the phone to take me into this environment. but in the future, it
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and what's possible in a world transformed by 5g that will power everything from driverless cars to factories to robotic surgery. within a few years, rooftops and lamp posts will look like this as 5g connects people, the internet, and things like never before but the potential is also the problem for the u.s. government which has indicted huawei and banned u.s. companies from supplying it components over fears huawei's equipment may have malicious back doors for china's government o'spy huawei's founder rong jong fei denies it though a national intelligence law here can order chinese companies to cooperate. in the u.s. a bipartisan group of senators wants an even tougher ban. >> the government of china can essentially commandeer huawei when it wants to. ultimately it's a
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command economy and they can take over huawei >> reporter: the risk now, a technology cold war that could put the u.s. behind others in 5g connectivity. >> why doesn't the u.s. trust huawei? >> i think we've not engaged appropriately and fear i mean, you fear what you don't know >> reporter: janice mackey frayer, nbc news, shenzhen, china. when we come back, the lost moon landing tape and the amazing footage on it. it just made someone a millionaire. argars
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of allgearmstrong first stepped on the moon. it was the live tv pictures of the moon walk that helped make it a permanent part of america's collective memory now we have an even clearer version of it.
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here's nbc's kevin tibbles. >> reporter: we have a liftoff! >> reporter: 50 years ago today, the dream of a man on the moon came true. >> that's one small step for man one giant leap for mankind. >> reporter: that moment still resonates. 650 million people worldwide watched those first grainy images >> my parents were so excited, they were almost crying. >> beautiful, just >> it's amazing. they went up, landed, turned around and came back >> reporter: 50 years ago my dad took the three of us kids all out and bought us a newspaper. this one's mine and i still look at it from time to time and dream. gary george was a dreamer, too, who went from building backyard rockets with friends to an internship with nasa's engineer team for 218 bucks he bought a bunch of surplus government
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videotapes and made a discovery of his own original recordings from the moon. >> put that to the side >> i got these three reels of tape that were labeled "apollo 11 eva." and dad being the space buff that he was, he looked at that and he said, i don't think i would give those away i think i would hang on to those. those might be valuable someday >> reporter: that someday is today the tapes are being auctioned at sotheby's, billed as the only surviving first-generation recording of the moon walke footsotheby's says it's cleaner than what has been seen before because it was recorded on the feed straight from the moon all other recordings are of a lesser quality fed out by nasa at the time >> the moon walk is the only moment that i can think of in human history where the whole world was united for a good reason. stargaz chicago's museum of science and industry they take visitors back to the excitement of the apollo missions. >> it was a very
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inspirational and historic moment. >> reporter: people have been coming together to relive that giant leap ever since. and now it will remain preserved on video >> a kangaroo hop. >> i'm just kind of glad that i could have, you know, a role in saving them >> reporter: kevin tibbles, nbc news, chicago. >> and that tape was sold today for $1.8 saturday on tomorrow's show with kate snow, the president called a new factory the eighth wonder of the world. i'm jose diaz-balart reporting from new york thank you for the privilege of your time, and good night
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>> it is one small step for man -- one giant leap for mankind. >> right now at 6:00, a milestone on the moon. those historic first steps 50 years ago today. the bay area played a big role in making that happen. the news at 6:00 starts right now. good evening, everyone. thanks for joining us. i'm terry mcsweeney. >> i'm anoushah rasta. the recovery team for the apollo 11 astronauts were back on the "uss hornet" sharing stories. >> christie smith joins us live from alameda what the gorgeous ship behind you, christie.
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>> reporter: that's right. an evening celebration is about to get under way but the "uss hornet" museum has really been busy all afternoon, people wanting to hear firsthand from the apollo 11 recovery crew, the role the hornet played and some perspective 50 years later. >> it splashed down at 5:20 and we had 'em back on board before that helped hoist the apollo 11 astronauts safely from the ocean when they splashed down after their historic walk on the on>> after they had


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