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>> yes. >> it's going to be hot. >> all right. so from the mug, the rain, to the heat. >> that's going to do it for us. the "today" show is next v a good one. good morning. hitting the trail. president obama making his first campaign appearance with hillary clinton today in the southern battleground of north carolina. while donald trump blasts the pair for using air force one to get there. hello jupiter. overnight nasa workers erupt in cheers as the juno spacecraft begins its orbit of the massive planet. this morning the five-year nearly 2 billion mile journey being called the hardest thing nasa has ever done. >> hot and steamy. temperatures rising from new mexico to new england. 38 million people under warnings and advisories. how long is this heat wave going to last? and party in the usa.
♪ >> america celebrates independence day with fireworks across the nation. not all of the displays went off without a hitch. >> i think they caught on fire. >> we've got the good, the bad and the red, white and blue, "today," july 5th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning, everybody. welcome to "today" on a tuesday morning. we have willie in for matt. did your patriotic duty last night hosting fireworks on nbc. >> no matter how many times you're lucky enough to see it in person, it never ceases to take your breath away. i was lucky to be there. >> the rain stopped just in time. more on the fireworks in just a bit. our top story, politics. all eyes on the presidential
race in north carolina where president obama will be campaigning with hillary clinton, their first trip together. donald trump has his own event there today. this as our new nbc survey monkey online tracking poll shows clinton leading trump five points nationally. let's start with andrea mitchell in charlotte this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. president obama will go all out in the first campaign appearance with hillary clinton today giving her a ride here on air force one. they've been teammates. even rivals. and today president obama will do what few other incumbent presidents have. lend his political firepower to his party's likely nominee trying to help elect hillary clinton. >> i'm with her. i am fired up. i cannot wait to get out there and campaign for hillary. >> reporter: he'll be the first incumbent since ronald reagan to
campaign actively for his successor. many are too unpopular or too controversial to be asked but mr. obama's popularity is above 50%. a huge benefit to clinton in battleground states like north carolina. president obama is giving hillary clinton a ride on air force one and donald trump has pounced. usually the campaign picks up part of the expense for air force one when used for political travel. today's speech is about clinton and the economy, what's achieved so far and what more needs to be done. officials tell nbc news not a broad attack on president obama but the president has been slamming trump for comments and polici polici policies aides say mr. obama e sees as offensive.
in fact, the president has plenty of motivation to want to defeat trump. starting with trump's birther challenge to mr. obama's legitimacy. >> you are not allowed to be a president if you were not born in this country. he may not have been born in this country. >> reporter: the timing of today's appearance is awkward coming so soon after hillary clinton's interview with the fbi and her husband meeting with the attorney general and donald trump is not going to let any time go by. he's playing tag team coming here to the state to north carolina tonight just after clinton and obama take off. >> thank you. donald trump also stepping up his search for a running mate tweeting about possible picks and responding to the firestorm over an image he tweeted that is viewed by some as anti-semitic. >> reporter: trump is under fire for that tweet that many saw as anti-semitic and now taking the
unusual move of tweeting about who he's meeting for potential running mate. donald trump trying to blame hillary clinton for a tweet he sent out showing clinton over a pile of money with the caption the most corrupt candidate ever in what many consider a star of david. trump deleted the image within hours but not before a firestorm of criticism. hillary clinton's campaign calls it blatantly anti-semitic saying it's a pattern that should give voters major cause for concern and now trump's campaign is defending the tweet arguing the star was really a sheriff's star adding clinton through her surrogates is trying to divert attention from dishonest behavior of herself and her husband. the statement came monday night after trump's tweets on a vp pick were not changing the subject. two weeks before the convention and the candidate is reminding people he's narrowing down his
options tweeting about meetings with two potential picks at his golf course over the weekend. only a day after the sit down and pence was forced to comment on trump's controversial tweet. >> you know, i think the campaign has addressed that. i would just say that my focus is indiana. >> reporter: also on trump's list, newt gingrich but again does gingrich want to do? >> being vice president means you have to go to meetings. you have to sit around. you have to deal with the press all the time. you have to deal with congress. i used to be a congressman. i know what it's like to deal with congressmen. >> the next president of the united states. >> reporter: sources close to governor chris christie say he's interested but with a 26% approval rating in new jersey, it's not clear the governor could even deliver his home state. speculation right now is that
the decision could come as early as next week but sources close to the candidate and the campaign remind me that donald trump is unpredictable. he could pick somebody completely different and make the announcement much sooner than you think. savannah and willie? >> katy tur, thank you. nicole wallace, nbc political analyst, good morning. le let's start with the democrats. is it upside for hillary clinton to campaign with president obama or downside for reporters who don't want a third obama term? >> in this climate, a political year where everything is on its head, these horrific tragedies, terrorism really from all around the globe and sadly here at home, she is attaching herself, which she has already done, to obama's foreign policy record and after trump had the worst month of his candidacy, he still edges out hillary clinton on that single question of who do
you trust to protect this country against the threat of terrorism? i think the one risk for her is to attach herself too much to the obama foreign policy widely viewed by republicans and independents to be ineffective on that front. >> so she'll be out with democratic all-stars. what does she need out of these people? is it about the honest and trustworthy question? >> the other places she has a deficit in our poll is the question of honesty and trustworthines trustworthiness. she's running a top shelf campaign. she has the president of the united states who made this fight against trump personal for him in comments in his official role taken on the central tenants of trump and trumpism she has elizabeth warren out
there throwing sharpest knives on the shelf but losing to trump in terms of honest and trustworthiness. >> trump is out there tweeting about who he's meeting with. we all know about it. we've seen names on the short list. complete thing for sentence. the best vp for donald trump is someone who -- >> who tells him how bad things are really going behind closed doors but puts a good face on the campaign in public. i think by that measure chris christie is probably the person he wants to pick. i've seen candidates pick the person they want. i think george bush wanted to pick dick cheney and he did. obama wanted to pick joe biden and he did. they have picked candidates that would make the biggest splash sarah palin was in that category. nobody knows what donald trump is going to do except donald trump. >> thank you, nicole.
to an historic achievement for space exploration overnight. we're geeking out over this. after a five-year journey, a solar powered probe has arrived in orbit around jupiter. >> nasa scientists at the jet propulsion lab in southern california say it's the toughest thing they've ever done putting a spacecraft named juno into jupiter's orbit overnight. it was all for juno, nasa's space probe that successfully entered jupiter's orbit after a five-year journey. >> nasa did it again! that says it all to me. >> reporter: juno's ambitious mission, figure out how jupiter became a planet and how our
solar system may have been formed. >> going to go into the scariest part of the scariest place. part of jupiter's radiation environment where nobody has ever been. >> reporter: juno is the size of a football field and operates on solar power. scientists named it an jupiter's wife known as roman goddess who could see through clouds and that's what nasa's version of juneau will do. fly through the clouds of jupiter orbiting over 37 times over the next 20 months, a journey that will take time because of the massive size of the planet. jup nine science instruments will explore how much water is in its atmosphere and for nasa, this was a make or break moment. the mission cost more than $1 billion. juno is the second spacecraft to ever circle jupiter. >> after 1.7 billion-mile journey we hit burn targets within one second on a target
that was just tens of kilometers large, isn't that incredible? >> reporter: right now aboard juno there's a special camera that will take color pictures of the planet and nasa is helping for your help at home in deciding where to point that camera for jupiter's up close moment and even though juno traveled for a long five years, arrived right on time starting its orbit of jupiter just one second off schedule. willie, savannah? >> just astounding. thank you so much. i was thinking about this this morning. a five-year trip and they nail it within one second. say it again. people at nasa are geniuses. >> imagine whoever did that mathematical equation. impressive. now to this ongoing search for whomever left a homemade explosive in central park that seriously injured a teenager from virginia over the holiday weekend. today craig melvin is in central park this morning with the latest on this. craig, good morning. >> reporter: savannah, good morning to you. connor golden's life was changed
in an instance as the university of miami honor student at last check was in serious but stable condition at a nearby hospital. as you indicated, there's a forensic team trying to figure out who it was that left this small but powerful explosive device here in central park. sunday's blast creating panic and confusion in new york's bustling central park. >> we don't know. we don't know. >> reporter: 19-year-old connor golden was walking with friends when he climbed down a large rock and stepped on a plastic bag holding what police say was explosive material. his friends shocked. >> he's our friend. we should get in the ambulance. >> reporter: golden rushed to the hospital where doctors amputated his left leg beneath the knee. his grandmother says he's celebrating his 20th birthday this sunday. >> i get sad because i think does connor know what's happened to his leg? certainly his father and mother
do but does he know? >> reporter: police now searching for clues and witnesses. investigators believe the blast was a result of someone experimenting with fireworks and not a terrorist act. >> we would not categorize this as an explosive divide number one. number two, it was not placed there as part of an experiment to have someone be hurt or step on it or touch it or not at all. >> reporter: experts believe it was created by an parexperiment. the tragedy happening on a holiday weekend known for firework injuries. on sunday, several people were injured in kentucky when a firework misfired. in plymouth, massachusetts, a barge caught fire cutting the show short. fortunately no one was hurt. in new york on monday, police were out in full force to protect the 4 million expected for the fourth of july
spectacular. tourists along with new yorkers enjoying the night but being careful. >> new york's finest taking care of us. we're safe. we're all right. >> reporter: police believe whoever made that firework here in central park had some basic knowledge of chemistry. meanwhile, the testing on that explosive material, the results expected to be released sometime tomorrow, guys. >> all right. craig melvin in central park for us. thank you. dangerous heat set to impact tens of millions of americans all across the country. dylan is in for al and has more on what you can expect where you live. >> good morning, guys. it's going to be just exceptionally hot especially in areas like the southeast through the carolinas but also down through texas into oklahoma where we do have heat advisories in effect and also some heat warnings especially northeastern oklahoma. we have 38 million people under some sort of heat advisory. it's not just heat but humidity. that's what is going to make it feel like it's 105 to 115. when it's very humid, your body tries to sweat but it doesn't
cool down very efficiently. that's what makes your whole body temperature rise. with temperatures up around 100 degrees in dallas with the humidity on top of that, it's going to be very, very uncomfortable. we're not looking at breaking records here because it's july and it has been hotter. it's the humidity that's making it so uncomfortable for so many areas. wichita, 100 degrees tomorrow. even into columbia, 98 degrees. stretches up into washington d.c. it lasts through thursday. it lasts through friday. it's not just the high temperatures. we're not looking at just extreme record breaking temperatures but it's the humidity that makes it so dangerous for people. >> big numbers up on that board. thanks. now to the wave of violence in saudi arabia with three suicide bombings rocking three cities in just 24 hours. this as muslims were celebrating the end of ramadan. four security officers were killed in one of those attacks. it's a site visited by millions of pilgrims every year. there was also a suicide bombing
in eastern saudi arabia and one near the u.s. consulate in the western city of jeddah. scare on a flight overnight. two f-18 fighter jets were deployed. the boeing 747 was in swiss airspace at the time. the plane landed safely in sete aviv a short time ago and no bomb was found. scary moment at the u.s. track and field trials in eugene, oregon, during the pole vault. his pole snapped. he did not qualify for the u.s. team, however. close to rio now. more on athletes to watch there a bit later in the show. to lottery fever sweeping the country. tonight's mega millions jackpot soared to $449 million and powerball is climbing as well.
blake mccoy is in chicago where people are grabbing up those tickets. blake, good morning. >> reporter: willie, good morning to you. people heading into work this morning will notice that latest eye popping jackpot. $449 million. that becomes the third largest mega millions in history and not to be outdone, the powerball jackpot is also rising this morning. take a look. two side by side. powerball is sitting at $257 million. that's because neither of these games had a winner in quite some time. it's been 27 drawings for megamillion and 16 drawings for powerball. 1 in 259 million in megamillion opposed to 1 in 292 million for powerball. you say the lottery days always get hectic. >> yes, they do. >> reporter: sometimes they'll print tickets ahead of time so they're ready. we have our tickets. be sure to bring your dollar bills in case you're like us and have pools going at work.
people want those dollar bills. the drawing is tonight for mega millions wednesday for powerball. >> that's a lot of money. we were worried about you. we saw you in surveillance camera. we didn't know if you were arrested or something. glad you're okay. >> not in trouble. >> blake, thank you. let's turn back to dylan with the rest of the forecast. >> damp in the northeast today. we'll see that storm system start to pull away a little bit later on this afternoon. stormy down through the carolinas and across the southeast. a chance of stronger storms including minneapolis-st.paul this afternoon. that's a look at the
good morning. first aleert meteorologist sheena parveen. early today, showers. then it is warming up and clearing out. near 90. thursday sh 90s with afternoon thunderstorms. pennsylvania suburbs drying out today. tomorrow, sunny and mid 90s. 90s continue thursday with a chance for storms. same thing in the lehigh valley. new jersey and delaware and early rain tomorrow morning. sunny, temperatures much hotter. we stay that way for thursday. have a great day. >> and that's your latest forecast. >> all right, dylan. thank you so much. just ahead, italian police discover the body of a wisconsin college student who vanished in rome one day after he arrived program.xchange program. an arrest has been made in that case. happened just overnight. we'll have the latest. the race to contain a toxic algae bloom triggering a state
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good morning. i'm rosemary connors. just a few minutes before 7:30 on this tuesday. a little wet start to our day. let's get a check of the forecast from our meteorologist sheena parveen. >> yeah, especially if you're in new jersey and delaware. so all the heavy rain is confined to kent county and also cape mae, atlantic county and cumberland county. there is where we have the heavy rain justining. flooding concerns shown by the yellows and oranges. that will continue to slowly move off shore. light rain through the philadelphia area. be careful as you're driving. flood advisory for south jersey and delaware. never drive through flooded roadways. i think we should be having some
this morning. as we go through the next hour two, a lot of the rain will move out. temperature warm mid 70s right now. it is humid outside f you're in the philadelphia area or south jersey or delaware, you're also dealing with rain. more improvements later on this afternoon. the other big story is septa and the roads. let's check in jessica boyington. >> that's right. we're watching 95 around the ben franklin bridge. all lanes are blocked. headed southbound moving past that scene to remove this earlier vehicle descent. also, of course, we're paying attention to septa for the regional rail service. it is on a modified saturday schedule. alternates. there take the broad street line. they'll extend to 10:00 a.m., p.m. will be 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. and additional parking at at&t and naval. >> thank you. now back to the today show.
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7:30 on this 5th of july, 2016. back to work day after the long holiday weekend. here's a look at today's headlines. for the first time in the 2016 race, president obama is hitting the campaign trail with hillary clinton today. they're holding a rally in charlotte, north carolina. donald trump will also be in that battleground state. he speaks at an event in raleigh. severe weather interrupted fourth of july celebrations in a number of states on monday. this is some of the damage left behind in eastern kentucky where strong winds damaged a walmart and several cars in its parking lot. no injuries reported. thunderous applause rang out at nasa's jet propulsion laboratory overnight as juno entered orbit around jupiter.
a nearly 2 billion-mile journey to reach the biggest planet in our solar system. it will spend the next 20 months collecting data and images as well. an arrest has now been made in the death of a u.s. college student whose body was found three days after he was reported missing in rome. nbc's chief global correspondent bill neely has that story. bill, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, willie. this is a tragic midsummer mystery. an american who had been in rome less than 24 hours is found dead. his parents have the heartbreaking job of identifying their son. in the last few hours, the arrest of a suspect. as ever, the unanswered question why was this student killed? beau solomon was enjoying his first night out in rome with a roommate and friends. he went to pay a bill and was never seen again. failing to appear later that morning for class. yesterday police find a body in the river tiber three days after
he disappeared. beau was 19 and a student at the university of wisconsin madison. jake solomon is his older brother. >> we realized that thousands of dollars had been charged on his card. >> reporter: police focused on the neighborhood where the student was last seen and on reports that a man was seen throwing someone in the river. they've now arrested a homeless italian man on suspicion of aggravated murder. >> an amazing kid. >> reporter: his brother spoke before knowing beau was dead. >> when he grows up he wants to be a politician. he's part of the young republicans club. social butterfly. and just kind of loved by everyone. he's the glue that keeps our family together. auto huge athlete. quarterback here for river valley. he's a big golfer. >> reporter: another brother, cole, remembers beau's courage overcoming childhood cancer.
>> had over 15 to 20 procedures growing up throughout his life and was able to overcome all of that. >> reporter: american students in rome are shocked at his death. >> it's just a sad feeling to think about his family and about what he went through. i think we're all just really sad about that at this point. for the most part we do feel safe. we're extra caution now. >> reporter: friends and students held a vigil for beau solomon murdered within hours of arriving in italy for a summer of learning. his friends in wisconsin are not surprisingly shocked. one has known him for five years told us that beau was excited about the trip and posted a tribute on facebook saying beau, you were too good for this place. you will be dearly missed. thank you for being a blessing. savannah, willie? >> just devastating to hear his family talk about beau. bill neely in london, thanks so much. closer to home a state of emergency in florida to tell you about and this is the cause. a massive invasion of toxic
algae blanketing some beaches. gabe gutierrez is in stewart, florida, north of miami with more on this story. gabe, good morning. >> reporter: most of the beaches in this area remain open and authorities are deciding on a day-to-day basis wide receivhet close them based on toxicity levels. as this algae rots, it seems to be getting thicker. this morning what some are calling an environmental catastrophe caused by this toxic green algae is triggering another green difficulsaster on coast. married a week ago, the owners of this charter boat don't have much to celebrate. >> at least over a week and a half since anyone has even called. >> reporter: in stuart, florida,
on the fourth of july, a fireworks display attended by a smaller than usual crowd. today four florida counties under a state of emergency. the beach deserted. heartbreaking to longtime residents. >> this is unsafe for everybody. for the marine life. for the people. nobody can enjoy being out on the water anymore. >> reporter: scientists and local authorities say there are many factors including population growth, climate change, and pollution. >> basically we're fertilizing our waters to death. >> what's exacerbated the situation on the treasure coast is hundreds of thousands of septic tanks as they aged made the situation worse. >> reporter: this lake in oakland, california, is shut down for the third straight summer. in 2014, algae in lake erie tainted drinking water in toledo and last month the centers for disease control launched a website where people can report
algae blooms. >> something has to be done. there's no way around it. >> reporter: a major question is what happens to all this glop once it finishes rotting and falls to the ocean floor. scientists expect massive fish kills in this area. the long-term impacts of this disaster are still unknown. savannah? >> just awful to see. gabe gutierrez, thank you. let's get a check of the weather from dylan in for al this morning. >> we do have a chance of stronger storms today up through minneapolis-st.paul where we have an enhanced risk of seeing storms produce damaging wind gusts. that's our biggest threat. an isolated tornado is possible. again it's really the straight line winds. we do have the threat of storms that extend all of the way down into northern kansas and over into wisconsin as well. we're going to see these begin to pop up especially as we go into this afternoon and evening and something to keep an eye to the sky out for if you plan things outdoors today. just look up for the dark clouds. we're going to see this continue to move eastward through the
night. by midnight, it pushes over into wisconsin and by the time we get into tomorrow morning it would have passed through chicago and then louisville will see stronger storms especially by the time we get into the afternoon. we have that enhanced risk of stronger storms today and also scattered showers and storms through the southeast but none of these look like they'll be severe. that's a look at the weather across the good morning. our first alert meteorologist sheena parveen, we're clearing out near 90. mid 90s tomorrow. thursday, 90s with afternoon thunderstorms. pennsylvania suburbs drying out today. tomorrow, sunny and mid 90s. the 90s continue thursday this w. a chance of storms. the same thing in the lehigh valy. delaware and new jersey, early rain this morning. tomorrow, sunny. temperatures much hotter. we stay that way for thursday. have a great day. ght, dylan. thanks a lot. still ahead, with many top republicans planning to stay away from cleveland, why this year's gop convention will be unlike any we've ever seen.
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correspondent peter alexander. >> reporter: donald trump predicting the republican convention will be one for the books. >> i think we'll have a great convention. i think we'll go onto a great victory. >> reporter: for the gop the rnc has always been a grand old party. >> i accept your nomination for presidency of the united states. >> i accept your nomination for president. >> i proudly accept your nomination. >> reporter: but with republicans deeply divided over trump, the cleveland convention may produce unexpected fireworks with protests outside and a possible anti-trump revolt within the party's ranks. among those staying away, formidable lineup of past presidents and nominees including both bushes, john mccain and the man at center stage four years ago, mitt romney. add to that a roster of rising republicans sitting down including senator ben sasse. and utah congresswoman mia love recently telling a report i don't see any upside to it.
neither of trump's former rivals, ted cruz or ohio's home state governor john kasich are expected to speak. both have yet to endorse trump. that could free up speaking slots for loyalists like chris christie and ben carson and some major corporations have decided not to be a sponsor in cleveland. though they won't comment on whether trump's nomination played a role. no matter what, there will be drama. trump promising a winner's night featuring iconic sports names like bobby knight. >> you take some of these great winners -- they're winners. there aren't many winners. >> announcing speeches by his family including his wife. >> my children will be speaking at the convention. children are all going to be speaking. ivanka, tiffany, don. my wife is going to speak at the convention. we'll have a great time. >> ivanka trump guaranteeing her father will re-write the party
playbook. >> a convention unlike any that we've ever seen. it will be substantive. it will be interesting. it will be different. >> reporter: for trump trailing clinton in polls, the four nights in cleveland may be the best chance to reset the race. >> you're going to see a focus on trump's strengths and a focus on hillary's weaknesses. that will have a unifying effect for many republican voters out there. >> trump won't have the stage to himself for long. hillary clinton and democrats take their turn just 72 hours later. for "today," peter alexander, nbc news, washington. >> as wild and unconventional as this may be, last time around we had clint eastwood talking to an empty chair. you have to top that. >> the bar is high. up next, pbs is under fire this morning. why did the network show old fireworks during last night's capital fourth special. carson has a bit of controversy there right after this.
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we are back at 7:50. carson is in the orange room. all is right with the world and a lot of people talking about the fireworks last night on pbs. >> they are. you did great job hosting the fireworks spectacular here in new york city on nbc. there were showers overall but a pretty good night here. for people in washington, d.c., fog took over much of the sky and hard to see the fireworks on that pbs special but only for a bit when the sky cleared up on soci
television. they called out pbs for showing old footage. fake footage of fireworks on the fourth? it's cloudy and rainy in d.c. those shots clearly not from tonight and some of the scaffolding shots of the capitol, it's been there for months. other shots on tv from a distance seem to show a scaffolding free capitol there. after the special was over, pbs did respond online tweeting this. we showed a combination of the best fireworks from this year and previous years. it was the patriotic thing to do. still, melissa writing saying you should have let viewers know some portions pre-recorded. most of you know on a lot of the special, even my new year's eve special, music is prerecorded ahead of time but when it comes to fireworks, people want it live. >> the coverup. always the thing. >> you can't really see them, wouldn't you rather see fireworks that you could.
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good morning. it's a few minutes before 8:00 on this tuesday. rainy tuesday at that. let's get more from meteorologist sheena parveen. >> if you're waking up in parts of south jersey this morning, rosemary, cape mae county, atlantic county, this is moving out of delaware and now into new jersey where we have seen a lot of heavy rain this morning. cape mae county, sea isle city, this is heavy rain shown about it reds, yellows and oranges. we get closer to the major interstates through philadelphia and wilmington and up to trenton. light spotty showers there. but the heaviest rain through south jersey. what we've seen in south jersey is the flooding. be very careful if you're driving there this morning. temperatures are in the mid 7 o's. warm and humid. and if you're in south jersey,
very rainy. temperatures will be around 90 degrees and clearing later on today. >> jessa is watching septa regional rail. >> we're seeing busy roads this morning because of slippery conditions. we had an accident clear out of the way on 202 northbound. and watching for big delays for septa. the regional rail is running on a modified saturday schedule. this is causing a lot of overcrowded and trains to start skipping stations. one of the first one is doylestown train. it is already skipping stations for glenside, general kintown and melrose park, furnish rock and north broad. >> all right. thank you for. that stay with nbc 10 for complete coverage of the septa slowdown. now on the nbc 10 app and nbc10.c nbc10.com. we have revised schedules and alternate travel options. we'll have another update in 25 minutes. now back to the "today" show. have a good one.
♪ >> it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, the royal treatment. >> bullying is not just confined to playgrounds and classrooms and it doesn't only affect children and young people. it exists all around us. >> prince william issuing a new challenge to put an end to bullying. >> ready, set, rio. >> here comes phelps to the wall! >> one month away from the olympic games. who will take home the gold for team usa? our must see roundup of the athletes to watch. pass the pasta. italian researchers now say the captivating carb does not make you gain weight. is it time to stock up on the spaghetti or too good to be
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morning. good morning. >> good morning to you. in the news, for the first time president obama is joining hillary clinton on the campaign trail. the two will fly together on air force one to charlotte, north carolina. white house and campaign officials tell nbc news the president will focus on clinton and the economy and what's been achieved so far and what more needs to be done. for his part, donald trump is raising questions this morning about the president using air force one on the campaign trail with clinton saying it's costing taxpayers a fortune and calling it a total disgrace. trump is narrowing his options for vice president with republican national convention now just two weeks away he tweeted about meetings with two potential picks over the holiday weekend. trump will be campaigning today in north carolina speaking at a rally soon after president obama and hillary clinton have left that state. meantime, a new nbc news survey monkey poll shows clinton leading trump by five points.
prince william is making good on a promise. he's launched britain's first stand up to bullying day to draw attention to a problem that he says has become unrelenting because of social media. >> bullying is an issue which can affect any one of us regardless of age, background, gender, sexuality, race, or religion. >> prince william releasing this piece. >> it's important that we recognize that bullying is not just confined to the playground or classroom. it does not only affect children and young people. it exists all around us. >> bullying is a topic that william and kate have fought against since becoming parents. >> as we started our family a few years ago, i was alarmed about the increasing reports of online bullying around the world. >> prince william recently created a task force to focus on
the problem and find solutions. >> this cannot be allowed to continue. it's why i am supporting the award stand up to bullying campaign. >> prince william says for young people especially, bullying can have a profoundly damaging and long lasting effect. there aren't too many brides to be who want to postpone their wedding day but if you're a tennis player at wimbledon and you keep winning your matches, something has to give. one player is due to get married this saturday to her fiance. the 19th ranked player has made it all of the way to the quarterfinals at wimbledon. only problem is, women's final is scheduled for saturday. if she keeps on winning, she may be double booked although i say move the wedding to centre court after the match. everybody would be happy to attend. >> people already in white. >> it's perfect. >> natalie, thank you. coming up next, is pasta getting a bad rap? why eating it could help you
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♪ happy birthday to you >> wow. carson, do you turn your chair around for the president? >> the answer is yes, you do. for the remaining month he's in office, absolutely you do. >> i thought he was a better singer than that. >> it was pitchy for me. >> you put him right through to the live show. l.a. dodgers had a nice idea to celebrate the fourth of july. before the game on monday, they had a bald eagle fly over dodger stadium to the rendition of "america the beautiful." after completing the loop of the stadium, the eagle was to return to his trainer standing on the field but the eagle sought freedom. it headed toward its trainer but instead of landing on its arm, the eagle took a sharp detour
and bolted out the open gate in center field. gone. spectators laughed. maybe a little confused as the majestic bird celebrated its independence. handlers did retrieve the bird and he's back at the los angeles zoo. it's an eagle. it's the fourth of july. he wants to be free. >> how long was he gone? >> a few minutes. he came back. >> confused. he took a wrong turn. >> did a little tailgating and came back in. >> here's a story you'll be happy about. what have we always been told about pasta? makes you fat. this morning researchers are hoping to clear pasta's good name saying in fact that carb can actually help you shed pounds, not gain them. i should probably say one thing. researchers are from italy. they claim pasta is linked to a lower body mass index when it's eaten as part of a mediterranean diet rich in veggies and olive
oil. maybe portion size -- >> they do a side plate of pasta. >> there's a conflict of interest when italy is conducting the study. >> we accompanying it with the never ending breadsticks. >> it's probably all fresh. that's key. >> i'll start eating pasta more often. time for "pop start." >> we'll start at the fourth of july and how stars celebrated independence day. taylor swift gathered a star studded squad just in time for the perfect fireworks photo. look at that one. taylor along with rachel platten and blake lively to name a few. there's christie teigen and john legend taking a laid back approach for the holiday and miley cyrus showed off her adorable dog, a rescue beagle. and justin timberlake's son had
the same idea and tom brady added in two bald eagles but it was eagles that photo shopped him in and i had a classic case of bloody mary there. maybe not. >> what's on top? >> that's italian beef from a chicago place we had the night before. i'll give you the recipe later. >> you do make good bloody mary's. >> a bit of a subspecialty for you. >> and john and emily shared big news on twitter. john tweeting what better way to celebrate the fourth than to announce our fourth family member. they kept it secret the entire time. it's the second daughter for john and emily who have a beautiful 2-year-old named hazel. >> love the name. very cute. all right. how's the weather looking? >> it's hot in most of the country it's going to remain
very, very hot today. in the northeast, you'll notice the humidity and moisture in the air. we have rain this morning that's going to finally pull away. we're still seeing heavier rounds of rain down near ocean city new jersey. this is part of a system that extends back through west virginia back through kentucky and into tennessee and because it's so humid, when you get some of these downpours, they contain a lot of water. we could end up with brief periods, one to two inches of rain in a short period of time. we'll continue to see these sort of scatter themselves across parts of the ohio and tennessee river valley through the southeast as we go through the day today and even tomorrow we're looking at a few remaining scattered showers and storms down through the southeast. a chance of stronger storms with this cold front near minneapolis-st.paul. this will extend over into wisconsin and even stretches down into northern kansas today. the best chance of some of these storms will be later this afternoon and our biggest risk will be for damaging wind gusts. something to k ee
good morning. i'm first alert meteorologist she that. for today early showers and it'll be warming up this afternoon and clearing out near 90s. mid 90s tomorrow. thursday 90s with thunderstorms. pennsylvania suburbs drying out today. tomorrow sunny mid 90s. the 90s continue thursday with a chance of storms. same thing in the lehigh valley. new jersey and delaware early rain this morning then tomorrow sunny. temperatures much hotter and we stay that way for thursday. have a great day! >> and that's your latest forecast. >> all right, dylan. thank you. now to today's olympic start. we're just one month away from the start of the olympic games in rio. >> the competition promises to be fierce and this morning w moe taking a closer look at the united states athletes to watch. in sun kissed rio de janeiro the finishing touches are under way from the stadium to the beaches. >> here comes phelps to the wall. >> the most decorated olympian of all time dives back into the
medal race after dealing with fallout from a dui arrest and rehab, michael phelps says he's got more reasons than ever to return to olympic glory. >> for me to be able to go to the olympics, a wedding, have my first born be able to be there while i swim in my last olympics is just something that's absolutely special. >> he'll face a strong challenge from fellow american and long time rival ryan lochte. competition will be equally fierce for america's female swimmer led by teen sensation katie ledecky. >> do you have a secret? >> it is no secret. it's pure hard work. >> team usa's women's gymnastics squad is back as reigning gold medal champs. and after three world titles, olympic newcomer is poised to make an instant impact. >> it's hard work when you have to represent team usa. that's what makes us who we are
is how we handle it. >> she's got it. >> from olympic rookie to veteran. kerri walsh jennings in rio going for her fifth olympic gold medal in beach volleyball with new partner april ross. >> i don't believe i have a shelf life. >> despite a recent hamstring injury, bolt will look to become the first sprinter to win 100 and 200 meter races in three straight olympic games. team usa's men's and women's basketball squads are hoping to dominate. while the women soccer team is going for the fourth straight gold medal and golf returns for the olympics for the first time in 112 years. >> walking in opening ceremonies with the best athletes in the world will be the coolest golf experience of my life. >> gold medal goes to serena
williams. >> on the tennis court, serena williams will look to add to her gold medals. >> i look forward to it. it's going to be really good. >> and ashton eaton is called the world's greatest athlete. he'll look to prove it again and repeat his gold medal performance from 2012. >> a lot to be excited about on team usa. from today now until opening ceremonies, we'll share results and other fun facts. >> let's get started. here's olympic update for the day. track and field trials are under way in eugene, oregon. team usa adding 53 athletes to its roster. nbc olympics coverage starts with opening ceremony on friday, august 5th. very exciting. >> one month away. >> right around the corner. we're bringing back a
special series called billion dollar brands. what does it take to make it into that ultimate club of business insiders. jenna bush hager decided to find out. jenna, good morning. >> good morning. we all of course remember kathy ireland as an icon from the '80s. you may not realize the supermodel turned mogul and is now one of the biggest names in the business. >> nothing is impossible. if you can dream it, you can do it. >> her big dreams helped launch a global empire world over $2 billion. >> kathy ireland for window world. >> kathy ireland, home collection. >> she skyrocketed to fame modeling at 16. her magazine covers making her an iconic supermodel of the '80s. her "sports illustrated" cover in 1989 is still the bestselling issue of all-time. but she was a business woman
long before she was ceo of her own company. at eight she, became the first paper girl in santa barbara, california. >> my first day on the job, a gentleman began yelling at me. what are you doing here? this is a boy's job. >> what did that teach you about life and business? >> it was my first taste of discrimination. it really instilled that fighting spirit in me. there was no logical reason why i couldn't have the job based on my gender. it taught me to persevere. >> a lesson she would hold onto in the years that followed when she was building kathy ireland worldwide. >> we have diamonds. pet care, sleepwear. education games. flooring, furniture, bras, rugs. suits. music. destination weddings. that's just the beginning. how do you get into so many different products? >> i love what i do.
when you work with people you love and you love the people you serve, it's exciting. >> her company began with a pair of socks in 1993. i read that somebody said that's a dumb idea. why did you decide to take that advice and throw it out the window? >> i knew it was a good idea. socks really felt like a foundation. so if women would embrace something as basic as a sock, that would tell us if we were onto a real brand. >> more than 20 years later, she designs and markets some 17,000 products. a key to her success, not just endorsing products but licensing them and she's got razor sharp focus on her target audience. middle america's moms. something she says she can relate to as a mom of three. though her modeling days opened doors, she says it didn't always work in her favor. >> early on there was someone who wrote something that was rather unkind. called me a bimbo from modeling.
i found out who he was and called him. i said i need to get to know you i don't think you understand what our company is all about. >> ireland proved them wrong known by many in business as having the touch. her top rules in business -- >> i would say consider others as more important than yourself. it works. i believe that all that you give is all that you get. so give it all you've got. and don't do anything half measure. really put your heart into what you do. >> ireland is quick to pay tribute to those who guided her. elizabeth taylor was a dear friend and mentor. today as part of her kathy ireland's destination, she rents out taylor's palm spring home. >> elizabeth painted this when she was a child. she was incredibly talented. >> warren buffett gave ireland advice that proved invaluable.
he said you have a gift for home. keep working in this field. talk to me about how he inspired you. >> he did share that fashion and apparel is sicyclical but in th home it's more steady. i listened. >> he believed in the kathy ireland brand perhaps recognizing the steely determination of santa barbara's paper girl. warren buffett delivered papers, too. >> what would you tell that little girl after everything you've learned about gender roles? >> i would tell that little girl, you know, you continue to work hard and work well. work fairly. you don't win when you cheat. and nothing is too big. >> there might be something to delivering newspapers as a kid. kathy ireland couldn't be more humble. i can't tell you how many times she said she was so grateful to her business partners and her
team. most of them have been with her for over 20 years. >> all right, jenna. thank you. we have now stepped outside because we have two champions here on our plaza. the winners of the nathan's famous fourth of july eating contest. good morning. congratulations. >> thank you so much for having us. >> you look good with those belts. i can't believe the number of hot dogs i'm looking at. 70, joey, in ten minutes. you got your title back. how did you do it? >> i came in hungry. last year i lost. i went back to the drawing board and figured out my body better and nobody could keep up. >> you ate 38 1/2. what do you do to celebrate your victory. you obviously won't go out to eat? >> you know, just being here. the level of excitement, the crowds response. everything is more than i could ask for. i'm already ahead of the game. >> joey, for the first time your dad was there watching you
compete as well. what was it like to share that moment to him? >> after 12 years, i said i won't do this forever, dad. you might as welcome out this year. i was able to make a record and make it worth the trip. >> tell people how you train for this. i think they would be astonished. >> it has so little to do with how much food you can eat. it's about getting your body prepared. stamina, endurance. practice and preparation go a long way when you can coordinate your technique and coordination and speed and youra agility and all that. >> can you eat a hot dog any other time of the year like at a ball game? >> of course. >> they don't eat them the way you and i do. >> i'll take 32. >> congratulations, guys. thanks for being here. >> just ahead, from outdoor gear to furniture.
good morning. i'm katy zachary. almost 8:30. let's get your tuesday forecast. >> hey, katy. we have some rain around but only for a small portion of the area. finally seeing things clear out. the heavy rain is offshore of new jersey. but we have some showers lingering along the shore. some pretty heavy. the heaviest in the atlanta. flood advisory out for south jersey and delaware. the rest of the area will continue to clear today. the temperatures now in the mid 70s and humid. as we go throughout the day, we'll see breakthrough sunshine. mid to low 80s by about 2:00
p.m. and warming up to around 90 degrees. >> shothank you. these are pictures in from a passenger on the west trenton line. let's get a update from jessica. >> we're seeing a lot of slow downs everywhere on the roads as well. this is around atlantic city expressway headed northbound almost at a stand still approaching an accident scene and watching the regional rails we're on a modified saturday schedule. we're watching for major delays over crowded trains and skipping stations. trains from trenton 9706 out of center city now due to the overcrowding. >> thank you. we want to know if you're having trouble this morning. tweet us your experience during your committee. you can find us on twitt twitttwitter twitter @nbcphiladelphia. we'll be back in 25 with another live update.
it's 8:30 on tuesday, july 5th. a post-holiday crowd soaking up the sun on rockefeller plaza. i hope you hear the music. it's sean mendhawn mendez. >> fans should be lining up at any moment. they'll be here. imagi magic! has a new album here for a special performance. >> and we'll walk you through things you want to stock up for in july. >> now, a check of the weather.
>> we'll see a chance of stronger storms today through the upper midwest including minneapolis-st.paul. we also have some isolated scattered storms through the southeast today with temperatures topping out in the 90s. your feels-like temperature down through texas and oklahoma will feel like it's about 105 to 115. we do have heat advisories in effect. drink plenty of water. stay inside during 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. and cooldown when you can. a slight risk of storms tomorrow through south dakota and into nebraska. a chance of scattered showers and storms that will move into chicago stretch down into kentucky and into the southeast. it is hot all of the way up into the northeast and new england. temperatures in the 80s and 90s. humid. muggy. ntill hot dow good morning. i'm first alert meteorologist. for your today early showers and warming up this afternoon and clearing out near 90s. mid 90s tomorrow and thursday and thursday afternoon thunderstorm.
pennsylvania suburbs drying out today. tomorrow sunny and 90s. the 90s continue thursday with a chance of storms. drier today in the lehigh valley but same thing. tomorrow sunny temperatures much hotter and we stay that way for thursday. have a great day! >> don't forget to take us with you when you walk out the door. i have to point out, dylan, wish it w it were dryer but still enjoying today. i love it. love the play on words. carson? >> thank you very much. we are geared up for friday's big premiere "the secret life of pets" from our sister company universal. our viewers have been sharing pictures and videos of the silly things they caught their pets doing. let's get to a couple of them here quickly. she can't get enough of checking out her own reflection in the mirror. so much for staying inside. this is megan's dog who has absolutely mastered the use of the door.
there you go. better lock that thing. this yorkie found her way up the escape. just jump over that gate. no problem. keep those pet photos and videos coming to today.com/pets or online using #todaypets. let's go out to savannah. >> thank you. stores rolled out the big sales for the holiday weekend but your savings do not have to end there. we have what to buy in july. good morning. i love these segments. certain things are better to buy in certain times of year. >> there's a time for everything especially if you want to save big bucks. >> i know amazon is doing these precursor sales leading up to prime day. walmart has a big offer going. >> definitely worth checking out websites because sales are good. not everything is on sale. before you sign up for the subscription, do your research and make sure what you want is on sale on those sites. >> let's get into these specific categories. home decor. >> amazing deals on home decor.
savings up to 65% off. we'll start over here for example. linens, tablecloths, outdoor gear up to 50% off at pier 1. these awesome outdoor pieces of furniture up to 40% off at sears. you can get indoor home decor like great wall art or other types of stuff from places like wayfair. now is the time to get it. >> we gave a sneak preview. if you're a do it yourselfer, paint is on sale as well? >> up to 40% off. at home depot a bucket of five gallon paints, you save $40. at lowe's paint samples are just 99 cents and at sherwin williams, you can get up to 40% off on great paints and primers. true value has a great deal. all easy care products are on
sale. it's buy one get one free for some of those products. really good time to do diy. >> now we get into my whe wheelhouse. handbags are on sale. >> up to 70% off right now. i want to start with one of my favorites. this deal is incredible. select handbags $500 or less up to 50% off. this sale is only taking place today. i want to mention you get an extra 20% off your entire order today only. we're also seeing wristlets on sale at macy's. lord & taylor 25% off savings and jcpenney select handbags and leather goods 40% off. >> video games. something for everybody. >> these will be up to $50 off. for example, we're seeing xbox 1 games on sale for $50 off at
toys "r" us and select games like ps3 and ps4 games on sale at walmart and gamestop. stock up for your kids. >> good time to buy jewelry as well. >> savings up to $300. blue nile, these are boxed sets from macy's up to 50% off. we're seeing good deals at zale's as well. >> outdoor goods also on sale this time of year. >> camping goods. bikes are on sale up to $100 off. if you go to dick's you can get $100 off select bikes. >> talk to me about the ice cream. >> it's national ice cream month. lots and lots of ice cream on sale at select stores. super yummy. stock up now. so good. >> i can eat this whole thing
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>> being fit is in with wellness holidays seeing a 25% increase this past year. catering to vacationers who want to stay lean and mean. also a big trend in travel, art from oklahoma to ontario, artists and hotel galleries make culture and comfort assessable. >> art has gone mainstream. >> the ultimate experience in travel this year is the unexplored. >> with opening of new destinations to the western world, there's a big rush for people to go see places like myanmar or cuba or arctic before it changes. my tip is to pack up, book that trip as soon as possible and see it before it's too late. >> let's bring in mark elwood, senior editor of "traveler." good to see you. let's walk through some of these places we're talking about. we'll talk with hipster travel. you're the voice of the hipster. >> i hope so. >> you even wear jeans and a
blazer. well done. what are we talking about in terms of hipster travel and where we should be headed? >> we'll talk about west texas. specifically a town where there are less than 2,000 residents but 16 art galleries. there's an amazing bookstore. okay grocery store. a place that an artist called donald judd founded a foundation 40 years ago. you may know his art. he brought all of his friends there and it's become the gro y grooviest place in texas. >> glamorous camping. i do love the trailers at a spot. we've got a hotel there. if you're not into trailer, you can stay in a hotel downtown. >> let's go to relaxing retreats. you're taking us to utah. >> this is an amazing all inclusive getaway where you can take care of your body and your
mind. you will be in st. george, utah, the red mountain spa. the rate includes all of your meals and as much exercising as you can handle. you want to do hikes, you want to do fitness classes. personally i think the big lure is you're near zion national park. the canyons there are unbeatable. >> let's move to art lover. we heard of "night at the museum." you can sleep at the museum in louisville, kentucky. >> the 21st century museum hotel doesn't know if it's a museum or if it's a hotel. they opened in a few secondary cities around america. whenever they appear, it basically says the cultural life there is thriving. the one in louisville is right downtown. it's a few blocks from the kentucky center. some great galleries. you also have amazing old victorian buildings nearby. >> we like to go places that haven't quite been discovered
yet. sri lanka is one of those. >> i think unmissable place. had troubles recently. it's calmed down. very peaceful. very safe. we have an all inclusive trip. almost two weeks out of new york, incredible price including flights. when you get there, you'll see elephants in the national parks, you'll get to see tea plantations. >> i want to travel with you. let's take this old leather luggage and hit the road together. thank you so much. up next, a performance from the ♪
of our next guest. >> magic! hit big with "rude" and now out with the second album called "primary colors." good morning to all of you. >> good morning. >> thanks for getting up early. >> thanks for having us. >> everyone knows the song "rude." such a huge hit. interested to read this morning when you made it big with that song, you hadn't all been together that long. now you have. >> when "rude" was big we had only toured very little. we started in the studio as a band. now we've been touring for 2 1/2 years and made this album so it has this kind of sound, this whole new sound. still the same band. still the same fusion but more experience. >> people who love the song "rude" can they expect to hear more on "primary colors." >> reggae is what we do. the focus on great songs. "red dress" has the element of
that. >> people love the message of "red dress." it's not just about the dress but the woman that wears it. >> you're going to sing that for us now. take it away. ♪ ♪ she's tried on everything ♪ every little thing inside her closet ♪ ♪ and she knows it's getting late ♪ ♪ those that i been texting and i'm starving ♪ ♪ cause we been working overt e overtime ♪ ♪ she wants to make her night one we will remember ♪ ♪ and i'm standing at the town ♪ thinking it's all right put on whatever ♪ ♪ but i've been on my best
behavior ♪ ♪ pacing back and forth ♪ and 10,000 lifetimes later ♪ when she walks through the door ♪ ♪ i said hey, you with the red dress on ♪ ♪ i got to find a way to take it off ♪ ♪ i got a lot of love and it's growing strong ♪ ♪ when i see you with your red dress on ♪ ♪ you in that red dress ♪ you in that red dress ♪ yeah it's hard to concentrate ♪ ♪ finish up your plate she once told me ♪ ♪ but i got one thing my mind ♪ as they pour the wine and it comes to me ♪ ♪ but i've been on my best behavior ♪ ♪ not to cause a scene ♪ but when we final lly get hom later ♪ ♪ it's just you and me
♪ and i said hey you with the red dress on ♪ ♪ i got to find a way to take it off ♪ ♪ i got a lot of love and it's growing strong ♪ ♪ when i see you with the red dress on ♪ ♪ hey you with the red dress on ♪ ♪ i got to find a way to take it off ♪ ♪ i got a lot of love and it's growing strong ♪ ♪ when i see you with the red dress on ♪ ♪ you in that red dress ♪ ♪ i said hey you with the red dress on ♪ ♪ i said hey you with the red dress on ♪ ♪ hey you with the red dress on ♪ ♪ i got to find a way to take it
♪ 8:52. al is off. dylan gets the honor of the birthdays. >> i love doing these. let's look at who is on our smucker's jar today. happy 100 birthday to marie from stockton, california. she's lived in 12 countries. mr. herbert ferguson from youngstown, ohio, celebrating 100 years. he served during world war ii and received the bronze star medal for his service. what an honor. thank you for your service. happy 100 birthday to glenn from
pennsylvania. he loves to keep up with his grandchildren by writing e-mails and talking over skype. and walter from honolulu, hawaii. this college football fan is 100 years old. he's traveled all over the country to watch his favorite teams play. go team. gertrude is a life-long cubs fan. if not watching the game, you'll see her in the pool. she swims 15 laps a day and last but not least, happy 100 birthday to daniel from pennsylvania. this busy grandfather served as captain in the air force during world war ii. thank you for his service, as well. we're celebrating your pet's birthday. whatever you got marking a big day, tell us about them. head to today.com/celebrate. be sure to send in your pet selfie. >> how old does the pet have to be?
skies. around atlantic city light rain left over. we're not dealing with the heavy stuff anymore. we're done with it for today. temperatures in the mid 70s. lehigh valley 74 degrees, 72 pennsylvania suburbs, mid 70s in philadelphia. looking at the afternoon forecast more in the way of sunshine high in the 90s. it's going to be a hot day today. >> thank you. as you can see waiting for your train today can be a headache. nbc 10 was at the glen side station in montgomery county this morning. riders packed in tightly for their trip to philadelphia. the discovery of a defect took one-third of the regional rail trains out of service. that will last probably through the summer. some trains are now skipping stations because of overcrowding. so how is the septa issue going to affect your morning commute? >> katy. we have all of that for you. first, we'll start on the roads.
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crave it while you can. america runs on dunkin'. this morning on "today's take," our supreme summer fun begins as we kick off guinness world record week. then the awesome flip by gymnastics champ that was pitch perfect and how to get that celebrity look by rocking the hottest hues. all that and more coming up now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today" on a tuesday morning. it's july 5th, 2016. the rain passed through this morning. we're ready to go. al has the day off. my morning jam. "ain't no man."
they played it in our studio two weeks ago. the new album is incredible. a lot of rotation at our house right now. >> you stomped a lot last night. >> tamron and i had a late night hosting the macy's fourth of july fie works in new york ci-- new york city. what was interesting is yesterday dylan said you're going to be fine. this is jennifer holiday singing "america the beautiful." let's listen for a second. it's that good.
>> wow. >> goose bumps for sure. >> i was standing next to willie's mother-in-law. first time coming out to see the show with the kids. we're standing there. she kept saying i can't believe it. i can't believe it. it was adorable. >> she grew up around here. never been to the fireworks. so cool to watch her watch the fireworks like a kid. it was beautiful. >> i took my kids a couple years back. it's that joy to see in their eyes. no matter how many times you see fireworks. >> you expect it from kids. here's willie's young mother-in-law. a kid at heart. pure joy. the best reaction is oohs and aahs. >> yesterday during the show dylan said weather will be fine. you guys are good. at some point when the monsoon rained on top of us, where is dylan now? >> i was looking at the radar
because i was not happy that it was raining because it was not supposed to rain more than a couple sprinkles. because it was so humid, those sprinkles turned into downpours because the air holds more moisture. they were sprinkles but they were dramatic. >> everyone blamed al roker. we're standing there and they kept say al roker got it wrong. al wasn't even at work. >> al gets the credit. >> in your defense, nobody saw that come even the people running the show. it did clear away in time for the fireworks. >> you did say there would be sprinkles. >> you're not in charge of it. just trying to report on it. the crowd didn't leave. they did not. even with the downpours. they stayed. >> it's 3:00 p.m. in the afternoon. >> talk about the music of the
fireworks. let's get to the important stuff. tamron's dress was trending on social media last night. tell me what we're looking at. you were killing that dress last night. >> actually, so many of you tweeted it's a vintage one of a kind loaner. i do not own it. it was lent to me. an amazing stylist picked it out. remember, we were in a meeting. i polled should i wear it. what's going on? it was split. some people said i shouldn't wear it. i wore it. all of the kind words on social media. one tweet just for the record, i did google whether it's appropriate to wear flag clothing. the official word is it can't be a garment made of an american flag but a t-shirt. some people asked legitimately. i did more research on that than i do on half segments i do. it's a loaner dress. it can be yours as well. that wasn't the controversial
thing. willie wanted to wear what i thought was an excellent pair of blue jordan sneakers. they looked like they were growigrow i -- glowing when you walk past his dressing room. >> didn't wear them. it didn't quite work. we had consensus from everybody it didn't work. i have a shot of me with george and lucy, my kids watching the fireworks which is really cool. that's not my kids. my children are not in the air force band. there they are right there. tamron at rehearsal, i took a picture and posted this. wearing these incredible gladiator sandals. >> he said those aren't rehearsal shoes. those are game shoes. >> hard to get into those. i assume you have to sit. >> they zip up the back.
i think we did a trend. you wrap it around your leg and there you go. because we were hopping in and out of puddles -- >> i'm sorry. i said i'm sorry. >> blame al roker. al roker is to blame. it was a brilliant show. thank you to macy's. the production team involved in this. it's first class. as i told willie, with christmas you may or may not celebrate. thanksgiving may not be your thing. the fourth of july is just us no matter where you're from, it's us. >> always takes your breath away standing there. no matter how many times you've done it. >> i've never seen macy's fireworks in person. >> bring your umbrella. >> won't need it. it won't rain. sprinkles. should we move on? >> i told you i paid more attention to the dress. jordan ramsey took part in a q and a and asked him to list five
things everyone should be able to cook. are you ready? things you should be able to cook. men, women, kids. a burger. >> definitely. >> a healthy breakfast. depends how you define it. braised dish like a pot roast. a chicken dish. what's your chicken specialty? >> chicken pot pie homemade. >> slow roast roast chicken. >> barbecue chicken on the grill. >> i thought you would say kfc. and now this is the one i final controversial. an amazing cake or brownie. is it amazing if it's not made from scratch? does it count if it's bought out of a box? >> i love a box of brownies. that's my favorite kind of brownie. here's the thing, i have learned to get rid of the box and do everything from scratch because scratch is so much better. i will never go back to the box.
i know they are close. box brownies are close. i think once you even just do that, and just knowing that you put that extra labor of love into it. >> labor is the key word. i can do both. i prefer the box. i can just eat the batter. you're right about homemade. something extra you accomplished. that's the list. that's what gordon ramsey thinks we should all be doing. >> let's talk olympics. a month to go. one month counting down to the opening ceremony. we're taking a look at some of our olympic gymnasts. she got chance to throw out the first pitch at the houston astros/seattle mariners game. that's not taking time off. she's still doing backflips. >> she throws a dart down the middle. i wouldn't know where i was.
>> right over the plate. >> amazing. >> astros won that game. pretty cool. >> either way, you are never going to do it. i could never do it. amazing. >> simone got that. check out something that maybe some of the gymnasts have a little trouble with. a hula hoop. >> i haven't hula hooped for a very long time. is it broken? i have a defective one. >> i'm a judo player. i should be good with my hips. >> my gosh. why? >> yeah. >> for me, it's nothing.
literally all there. >> she got it. >> go, tamron. >> natalie has it. >> can you do a forecast and hula at the same time? >> i can't do it. >> this is a good workout. >> my center of gravity is off. the baby bump is in the way. i can't hula hoop and according to willie i can't forecast either. let's see if i get this right. it will be exceptionally hot through texas and down through oklahoma but even over into the carolinas, too. it's not just the heat, it's the humidity. we won't break any sort of records here because it is july and it has been hotter. we are still looking at the chance of your feels-like temperature around 105 to 115. you really need to stay hydrated. you really want to go in the ac and cool your body temperature down whenever you can. temperatures around 100 in dallas. little rock, 96 degrees.
tomorrow the heat continues to spread. d.c. gets into 92. thursday, 90s to arou 100 and ndit good morning. i'm first alert meteorologist. for today early showers. it'll be warming up this afternoon and clearing out near 90. mid 90s tomorrow. thursday 90s with afternoon thunderstorms. pennsylvania suburbs drying out today. tomorrow sunny and mid 90s. the 90s continue thursday with a chance for storms. same thing in the lehigh valley. new jersey, delaware, and along the shore early rain this morning and temperatures much hotter. we stay that way for thursday. have a great day! >> i'm out of shape. >> do they offer hula hoops as a workout? >> they do. if you're nursing a sunburn from do you often consume fruit, fruit juices, coffee or soda?
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you look for broad spectrum that covers uva and uvb of at least spf of 30. reapply every two hours and definitely reapply after you've been sweating or swimming. >> if you get a sunburn, what do you do to treat it? >> aloe. also solar cane. if you stick it in the refridge y , it feels better. >> heat rash that can be red little bumps. typically in babies because they have immature sweat ducts. if you have been out in the sun for a long time or you're out exercising in humid weather, your sweat ducts can get clogged. that's what it is. it's not dangerous. it goes away on its own within a couple days and will even go away after you cooldown a little bit. if you notice high fever or
you're not sure if it's heat rash or anything, especially if it's your child, you may want to take them to the pediatrician. >> moving on over. let's talk about swimmer's ear. how do you know if you have it? >> it happens when you're swimming too much and water gets stuck in the outer ear canal. that's a great environment for bacteria to grow. how can you tell? you pull on the outside of the ear or you push here and that will elicit pain immediately. it's such a sensitive sign. the treatment is simple. keep the area dry. when you apply drops you can get a drop that contains anti-bacterial or steroid. lie down on the pillow so drops get in that way. high fever, swollen lymph nodes, be in trouble with your health
care provider. >> the next one is even more serious and can be fatal. heat stroke. >> it's an immediate 911. if you are concerned that somebody near you is suffering from heat stroke, perhaps they feel nauseous. they are vomiting. they might be dizzy. their skin may feel that pale moist and heart rate may be high and thready and maybe cognition not alert. they need to be treated by a medical professional. earlier signs to that of course, feeling very tired. feeling nauseous. getting dehydrated. those are the kinds of things you need to look out for. intervene immediately. hydrate immediately. >> all right. thank you so much. tomorrow we'll talk about summer symptoms that strike in the great outdoors. >> we humans aren't the only ones that need protection outside in the summer. jeff rossen has what you need to jeff rossen has what you need to know keeping pets safe and ithat's so interesting honeyf mybecause i'm going to share p. a photo of my eggo waffle when it pops up.
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now that it's july, we're officially into the dog days of summer. if you have a pet, we have important advice to keep your furry friend safe in the heat. >> today jeff rossen has great tips and brought cute friends along. you hang out with good company. >> these dogs are beautiful. a great row of dogs here. tips to keep your dog safe. i didn't know this. i don't know if you did. dogs can get sunburned just like people can get sunburned. don't let that fur fool you. it goes right through.
you can't put human sunscreen on a dog. >> what do you do? >> it has zinc in it. it's bad for dogs. if they get zinc in them, it could be very bad for them. there is sunscreen made for dogs. the vets say this is what you should use. we have spencer down here. >> doing a great job putting it on spencer. >> you can put it on his face and all over the pet's body? >> it's nontoxic. don't put it in eyes or mouth of course. you can spray him just like you would one of your children. take your job away for a second. something like that. that's fine. for all of these suggestions, check with your vet before you buy these products to make sure it's safe for your dog. >> up next we have emily with luna. >> smallest dog i've seen in a
while. >> how many pounds? >> 130. >> for great dane in a new york city apartment. good luck with that. your barbecue can be dangerous for a dog. we hear how chocolate can be toxic. there are a lot of other things. i'm sorry luna. i knocked down a fire hydrant. i want to show you things you should not give your dog. you see that bone down there. >> this is a huge bone. >> believe it or not, dogs can choke on things like that. especially a dog this size. >> hot dogs. >> what's wrong with hot dogs. >> the problem with hot dogs is if you don't cut it up, they'll take it whole and choke on it. also same thing with corn on the cob. dogs can choke on corn on the cub. buy the dog bone from the store and not give them human food with bones. >> i see fruit salad there. is that dangerous? >> i didn't realize this. toxic grapes for dogs. and luna can hop up on this
table for a dog big enough. no grapes and guacamole is bad for dogs because garlic and onion is toxic for dogs. >> it's good to remind your house guest. people were trying to give my dog things and assume it's okay. they don't know. >> i'm not a dog owner i wouldn't know that grapes are bad. now you do. and we have one of our producers and oslo and talking about how dangerous it is for dogs to walk on hot pavement during the summer. you know what it's like. it can hurt your feet. it can hurt the dog's too. the general rule is if it's too hot for you, it's too hot for the dog. you can also do the five-second hand test. take your hand to the pavement. if you can hold it for five seconds, it's probably okay for the dog. the safest thing to do is buy
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good tuesday morning. i'm rosemary conners. just before 9:30 now a check on of our forecast. >> the good news is the heavy rain we've been dealing with all morning has finally moved offshore. new jersey and delaware finally out of all the heavy rain from earlier today. so we're seeing conditions improving. a live look at philadelphia. still the overcast skies. that will be hanging around as we go through most of the morning. right now 76 in philadelphia. by 11:00 a.m. we can start to see breaks of sunshine. but pretty dry through the rest of the day. gradual clearing improvement i by 2:00 p.m. around 87 degrees. it's going to be a hot day.
highs around 90 degrees. >> jessica is watching the traffic. we're dealing with a septa slow down. the glen side station in montgomery county. a structure defect in dozens of trains put them out of service. the morning rush is overcrowded train cars. some trains by pass stations all together. let's go to jessica. she has her eye on septa and the roads. >> we had a nasty morning with the rain. we're dealing with now big delays in some of the biggest stuff going on now because of the regional rail running on a modified saturday schedule. we're watching for major delays, overcrowding, and trains skipping services. they're providing extra service on the broad street line, route 101 and 102 really a tro-- trolleys. >> that will do it for us for
taking a look at the headlines, a number of big cities in the u.s. like new york city are considering introducing 911 texting as a way to call for help when it might be too dangerous to speak out loud. during the pulse nightclub attack, for example, some people who were hiding in bathrooms texted relatives and asked them to call 911 because orlando is not currently have 911 texting. only about 10% of 911 dispatch centers in the u.s. can get text messages. about 150 are adding that capability this year. if you're looking to lose some weight, have you thought about a pasta diet? i know it sounds too good to be true, right? some italian researchers, of course, say a study over 20,000 people shows that eating some pasta is actually associated with a lower body mass index.
they say followers of the mediterranean diet can consume pasta as they would other components of the diet. however, the key, as always, is moderation and not loading up on noodles too much. a new study finds many apartments in the u.s. are getting even smaller. the search website rent cafe looked at data from apartments over the last decade and found the average size of a new apartment in buildings with at least 50 units is 934 square feet. that's 8% smaller than in 2006. but if you're looking for a big apartment, the study found atlanta, charlotte and boston are among the best bets. and online used car service now is delivering cars to you. startup company sells used vehicles over its website and mobile app. it's launching a service to deliver cars almost anywhere in the u.s. it will cost you extra. the company says getting a car, for example from new york to dallas, will add $899 to the
price of that car. so good idea. tonight's mega millions drawing certain to provide its own kind of fireworks. jackpot is now at $449 million making it the third biggest mega millions jackpot ever. no one has won it since early march and the jackpot has been growing ever since then. the odds of winning though, 1 in 259 million. still got to be in it to win it. let's get a check of the weather right now from dylan. >> you say there's a chance. thanks, natalie. we do have a chance of scattered storms today especially up into southern minnesota and northern parts of iowa where we could see damaging wind gusts. that's the biggest threat with those storms later today. we have scattered showers and storms through the southeast and in the northeast, it will start to clear out as we go through the day. hot and very humid down through texas. it will feel like it's around 115 degrees. tomorrow it is still going to stay hot. heat continues to spread through the south into the northeast. even d.c. and new york city will get into the low to mid 90s.
scattered showers and storms from the great lakes into the southeast and also a slight risk of stronger storms in south dakota andarts p good morning. for today early showers and warming up this afternoon and clearing out near 90s. mid 90s tomorrow. thursday 90s with afternoon thunderstorms. pennsylvania suburbs drying out today. the 90s continue thursday with a chance of storms. same thing the lehigh valley. drier today. new jersey, delaware, and along the shore early rain this morning. then tomorrow sunny temperatures much hotter. and we stay that way for thur. have a great day! >> and that's your latest forecast. on "hope to it," a story that was brought to our attention by family fun magazine. enchanted makeovers and detroit rescue mission ministries are
usin using creativity and imagination to support kids and parents entering shelters. these new york elementary school students are planning, designing, cutting, gluing. as members of the generation on kids care club, they've been charged with making capes for kids who live in a shelter miles away in the midwest. >> we want to put it on the cape to make sure kids know there's important things in the world. >> it doesn't matter where you live or where you come from, you all need a boost in self-esteem sometime. >> with luck these colorful capes will help anyone who puts them on feel like a superhero. the capes landed here in taylor, michigan, where terry shutdown her interior decorating business in 2007 to build enchanted makeovers. >> i knew this was my calling. enchanted makeovers mission is to transform shelters for women and children into healthy,
nurturing, positive environment. >> terry sees power in what is handmade and creates sewing resumes inside shelters for residents. >> not only is it a life skill, a coping skill, but a beautiful way to provide for your family. there are so many different ways and programs that we can provide to shelters besides just food and clothing. >> when terry was a child, her mother would sew for these very reasons. >> it was pretty rough growing up. we moved 12 times. we were homeless but mom tried to make it as normal as possible to provide clothes on our back. she made it. >> now terry encourages communities to pitch in by creating capes for kids to happen into their armor of strength and hope. >> thousands of capes have been made for children across the country. we want more. we want to triple that. >> nearby detroit rescue mission ministry provides services for mom working to get back on their
feet. >> it's hard but i'm learning. i want to be a social worker. >> i love my kids. they deserve the world. anything i can possibly give to them, i will. >> those capes sent from new york to enchanted makeovers will be shared with their young ones. >> my kids love the capes. they think they are some kind of superhero. >> we can see in those children that they have a lot of hope. well determined. very smart. loving and caring. and today will be a great day for them. >> even this mom gets a cape. >> more than just fabric. i think that everything we make has that love and positive energy that's embraced around the child. >> one important lesson terry remembers from her childhood. >> we'll get through this no matter how many dark days we might have and that's never left me. >> if she has her way, these children will remember that same message for a lifetime to come.
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>> the same color as the lip color as close as you can get. >> absolutely. then you just fill it in in the center and if you want to intensify, you can layer it. it really is just an easy way to look made up. >> do you color in your lip with the lip liner? >> yes. depending on if you want a more intense color. if you want to keep it shear, you don't have to. if you want to give it a pop, i like to fill in the shade in the center. >> when you go bright like that, the rest of your makeup has to be -- >> very minimal. >> looks beautiful. you have items you think would work out. >> i have a range of lip pencils. this is a new lip gloss that just came out. so amazing. so many pigment and high shine. she has on maybelline. under $10. high shine. >> i love that. moving on to the next trend which is matte trend. we do have a picture of kylie
jenner's lip there is and adele. this is my favorite look. >> this is what i have on. totally my favorite. we know red is always classic. what's great and makes this modern is that it's a matte texture. make sure that your lips are exfoliated. you don't want to wear matte with dry lips. very crunchy. use exfoliator. toothbrush. lip brush. after. be gentle. >> what color is this? >> this is from anastasia. this is liquid lipstick. >> this is $20. >> goes on dry. goes on liquid and dries down instantly. it stays put all day no matter what you eat. >> i asked so many questions we're almost out of time. this is a hybrid. between the matte and lip gloss. >> this is about coral. what's great about this coral shade is it's one of my favorite formulas.
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one t-shirt at a time. head and arms through the holes and all of the way down the body. just like a regular t-shirt. >> it amazes me the record already exists. >> 12 is the record. >> is this what you expected when you came down to the "today" show this morning? >> not at all. >> you can leave a winner. my money is on you. >> we'll put one minute on the clock. the goal is 13 for a world record. >> we'll start on my go. i'll do a three, two, one, go. for the record. three, two, one, go. >> our viewer is owning it already. she's moving. >> showing stockton, california,
some love. on fire. is the water warm? making the move. >> does it have to be -- can tag be in the front. >> all of the way down. 30 seconds left. tag does not matter. >> how many does christie have on? >> 20 seconds left. >> come on. you got 20 seconds. >> you guys look ridiculous. not to our viewer. she looks amazing. >> five seconds. >> just fell short of the world record for wet t-shirts. >> we do know that christie won. >> how many by your count. >> you have five? >> how do you do 12?
five. you have four. >> she doesn't break the record but you win. >> great job. congratulations. >> was that worth it? >> thank you, guys. >> that was hard. i can't imagine doing 13 of those in a minute. >> michael, thank you very much. on thursday we'll try to break another guinness world record for lasso attempts. why not? we're back on "today" on nbc.
good morning. i'm roa we're finally starting to see a break from the wet weather. our meteorologist has more in your neighborhood forecast. >> hey. finally the rain moved offshore. we were dealing with flooding issues earlier. things are nice and dry now maybe left over sprinkles and cloud cover, but for the most part seeing conditions improve through the rest of today. live look at center city. the overcast skies are with us.
it looks like it could be raining outside, but we'll see improvements later on. 78 right now. philadelphia by 11:00 a.m. near 80 degrees. seeing sunshine today. 87 by 2:00 p.m. and warming to near 90 degrees. overcrowded septa trains with rider frustration you can see. nbc 10 producer snapped these photographs on the west trenton line this morning. the regional rail trains are skipping stations on their routes. septa had to take dozens of defective trains off the tracks and it forced them to modify saturday schedule. we're gathering new information about possible solutions to the problem. let's get more on the septa slow down now from jessica. >> thank you. if you're tuning in to the end of that, watch for the septa regional rails on a modified saturday schedule, of course, is dealing -- having to deal with major delays job overcrowding,
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