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big news as we count down to the start of the summer olympics in rio. and we all know he's got talent, and eagles long snapper jon dorenbos will prove it again to america tonight. plus, the mishap on last night's live show that gave viewers and the judges a bit of a scare. ejected. a phillies fan gets tossed by an umpire during last night's game. find out why he got the boot and why it's not the ump's first time ejecting a fan. on the road to rio. most athletes are already in the brazilian city, and they are now just two days to go until the start of the 2016 olympic games.
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nbc 10 is your home for all of the action. the olympic torch arrived in rio by boat this morning ahead of the games. and it will pass through the city end and up at the olympic stadium for the opening ceremony friday night. and the most decorated olympic athlete of all time will now add a unique honor to his outstanding resume. flag bearer. and we get to claim him. u.s. swimmer michael phelps will lead the united states athletes into rio's maracana stadium during friday's opening ceremony. and fashion designer ralph lauren created a special uniform for phelps to wear during the parade of nations. the olympic swimmer is an 18-time gold medallist. good morning. i'm katy zachary. a lot to get to today. it's just after 11:00 on your wednesday. olympic action gets underway actually tonight for the u.s. women's soccer team. south jersey native carly lloyd and her squad, take on new zealand. pamela osborne spoke with some young players who are training
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under carly's coach. it sounds like it's a lot of fun out there. she join us live from the practice field in lumberton with more. hi, pamela. >> reporter: katy, i asked the girls who their favorite player was. they all said carly lloyd. they're wrapping up with practice right now. they say they cannot wait to get home, they cannot wait until later this evening to see her play. you could call it a field of dreams. in all actuality, this field helped olympic athlete carly lloyd grow into the super star soccer player she is today. >> i always see her practicing today. and it just makes me want to be a better person. >> reporter: jaylin rizzo and many of her teammates have olympic dreams of their own, but they know it won't come without hard work and training. >> it's always a really good environment for us. because we always get to play against different ages and people. >> reporter: nicollette dedes looks up to carly lloyd. >> she started right here and
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just worked hard and she wasn't always perfect and she didn't have the easy ride. she always had a hard trip up to the top. so, she never gave up. >> reporter: it's something dedes says she thinks about at the end of a tough practice or difficult game. these kids have the unique opportunity to train with carly's personal coach. cheering them ton tonight for them will be a treat. >> i can't wait to see her play. i know how hard she's been working. dedes hopes one day this field will be full of kids rooting for her and even some of her teammates at the olympic games. >> i want to represent my country and be the person there that all the kids there are rooting for. i want the u.s. -- i want to like, have the u.s. on my back. >> reporter: and here's the cool thing about all of this. i asked the girls we interviewed who they're going to be watching the game with tonight. a couple of them said they'll be watching it with friends and family, but there was one girl who said that her grandfather actually was a professional soccer player. she's going to be watching the
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game with him tonight. so, again, the olympics really just bringing everyone together, everyone of all ages, just rooting for usa. reporting live in lumberton, i'm pamela osborne, nbc 10 news. >> and nbc 10's jacqueline london is with our team in rio. for the next two weeks, she'll be your tour guide for the game. starting this afternoon at 4:00, be sure to catch her reports profiling local athletes. and we'll be putting the spotlight on some of the local stars to watch in our "going for gold" special. watch it this saturday at 7:00, only on nbc 10. all right. time now for a check on the roads with nbc 10 first alert traffic reporter, jessica boyington. we've had a pretty busy morning. have things settled down? >> just a little bit, katy. every once in a while, we start to see a little bit of a pickup in the morning commute. but during the summer hours, we typically don't see as much. right now over an accident, we are watching an accident scene on route 100, right around route 30. and it's headed northbound. no traffic getting by this scene
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right here. you can see, we have a lot of emergency vehicles here. this is a tow truck right on the scene over here. you can see we have an ambulance up ahead, some police activity there as well. southbound side is moving by for right now, but slowly. looks like we are also partially blocking a lane on the southbound side. maybe your best bet is to split off before you get to this point, head towards 202 or 322 as part of your alternate or be diverted around. you'll be stuck in that for a little bit because you can see no lanes are getting by. also checking in with 95. earlier we had an accident scene around allegheny, headed southbound into the city. we still see some small delays because of that. we had huge delays and backups earlier, backing up several miles, and an 88-minute drive time there. now we're at 26 minutes, so we're climbing back down, only about 10 minutes extra to your morning commute. heading into center city southbound, katy. >> all right. jessica, thanks for that. a philadelphia police officer is being hailed a hero after running up to a burning car and pulling an unkconscious man to safety.
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just after midnight, a car was speeded down broad street in the nicetown section of the city when it jumped the media, crashed into two parked vehicle and caught on fire. an officer happened to be driving down broad street at that exact time. he rushed to the burning car and pulled out the driver before the car went up in flames. the 47-year-old driver had to be revived on the scene. he's now at einstein hospital with a concussion and injuries to his face. worried about losing part of their public safety, which is why people in one delaware county city are sounding off over proposed cuts to the police and fire departments. people who live in chester packed a public hearing at city hall last night. an independent consulting firm recommends the city cut police and firefighting jobs to save the city money. taxpayers smoke out vehemently against the plan, saying the loss of police and firefighters would jeopardize their safety. chester city council has until august 27th to approve the recommended recovery plan, or come up with a plan of its own.
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this morning, monsignor willian lynn is waking up a free man. the first u.s. roman catholic priest convicted of helping to shield child molesters in the church was released from prison yesterday. the state's supreme court overturned his conviction, granting him a new trial. the court threw out his conviction, saying the trial judge allowed too many priest abuse victims not tied to his case to testify. so if he's found guilty, how much more time could he face in prison? >> he's served about three years so far, is my understanding. so he could be subjected to a at least another six months, if he was to be given the maximum sentence. lynn was charged with endangering a boy by transferring a suspected predator priest to his parish in the late 1990s. parents accused of gifting their daughter to a man who helped them financially will go to trial. daniel and savilla were in court
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yesterday. the bucks county couple is accused of giving their 14-year-old daughter to lee kaplan, who you see there. investigators say kaplan fathered two children with the victim, who is now 18 years old. she testified in court yesterday that she cares for kaplan. nbc 10 spoke exclusively to the assistant district attorney about the victim's reaction. >> i mean, every victim acts differently. every victim experiences things differently. so i don't think that it's atypical or typical. >> yesterday, the girl's parents were ordered to stand trial for child endangerment. kaplan will stand trial for sexual assault. it's 11:08. and as far as summer days go, this is a really nice one. it's looking spectacular outside, as we take a live look at citizens bank park in south philadelphia. you will find plenty of sunshine, low humidity, all making for a very comfortable august day. and it's going to be a great
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baseball night, too. as we said, we're looking at citizens bank park, where the phillies will try to beat the san francisco giants once again tonight. and let's get more on this great forecast. nbc 10 first alert chief meteorologist, glenn "hurricane" schwartz is here now with the details. hi, glenn. >> hi, katy. this is going to be a good night to go to the ball game or to eat outside or run or walk the dog or anything. we have some comfort out here. it's 78 degrees in philadelphia now. the humidity is way down from what we've seen in recent days. only 72 in some of the suburbs. and mid-70s elsewhere. so, the temperature is going to be below average and the humidity, way below average. that adds up to very little cloud cover across the area. any showers or clouds, well to the west, staying to the west, and not going to be bothering us during the day. so by 2:00, it's about 81 degrees. lots of sunshine, and moonlit
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skies tonight. temperature, 70 by 10:00, and the suburbs, even into the 60s in the lehigh valley. and when you get temperatures in the 60s, by 10:00 at night, in august, it takes some pretty low humidity for that to happen. we'll see how long this spectacular weather is going to last in just a few minutes. happening today, septa will hold a news conference to give an update on efforts to fix a defect with those silver liner rail cars that were taken out of service weeks ago. officials are expected to give a new timeline for returning the 120 cars to service on the regional rail lines. also taking place today, vice president joe biden will visit philadelphia to receive an honor from a local organization. the world affairs council of philadelphia will present the vice president with their annual atlas award tonight in center city. the council is honoring mr. biden for his leadership of the president's cancer research
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initiative. what was a frightening scene at an airport overseas this morning. some pretty tense moments for passengers and the crew onboard a plane that caught on fire. and the amazing outcome to this story we'll have for you, coming up. plus, the growing calls to donald trump. will the republican presidential nominee's latest move affect the support he's received so far?
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flights are suspended from
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dubai international airport after a plane crash landed and burst into flames. this is an update on breaking news we first told you about on nbc 10 news this morning. here's cell phone video that shows smoke billowing from the tarmac. the emirates airline flight coming from india had nearly 300 passengers and crew onboard. an aviation industry source tells nbc news wind shear may have caused a last-second aborted landing. everyone did escape safely, including six americans, before the boeing 777 was engulfed in a fireball. turning now to decision 2016. and it's another war of words with donald trump. this time involving the man he wants to replace in the white house. president obama labeled trump "woefully unprepared for the oval office," and now sources tell nbc news that several top republicans are talking about an intervention with the republican presidential candidate. nbc's hallie jackson has the latest.
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>> i think the republican nominee is unfit. unfit to serve as president. >> reporter: president obama like we've never heard him. >> the fact that he doesn't appear to have basic knowledge around critical issues means that he's woefully unprepared. to do this job. mitt romney and john mccain were wrong on certain policy issues, but i never thought that they couldn't do the job. there has to come a point at which you say, somebody who makes those kinds of statements doesn't have the judgment, the temperament, the understanding to occupy the most powerful position in the world. >> reporter: trump firing back tuesday night. >> i think he's the worst president, maybe, in the history of our country. >> reporter: that back and forth coming as the gop's civil war seems to be back, too. paul ryan's office saying he never asked for donald trump's
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endorsement. trump, stunningly, not giving him one. i'm not quite there yet, he tells "the washington post." if that sounds familiar, it should. >> i'm not there right now. >> reporter: it's what ryan said about trump back in may, stoking speculation now of possible payback after it took ryan weeks to endorse trump. ryan's office says he's confident, regardless, in a victory in his re-election bid tuesday. but the house speaker is not the only republican heavyweight trump's not sure he'll support. senator john mccain has his own tough fight coming up in arizona. >> i'm only thinking about it. i mean, i've, you know, never been a big fan of john mccain. and i just hate the way our veterans have been treated by john and other people. >> reporter: that coming just a day after mccain criticized trump for his comments about two gold star parents, khizr khan, the father of a fallen soldier, again taking aim overnight, this time for this moment at a virginia rally. >> he handed me his purple
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heart. i always wanted to get the purple heart. this was much easier. >> you know what you should have done? and listen to me and i want his surrogates to listen to me. you should have pinned that back to that veteran's chest and should have hugged him and thanked him. >> reporter: no laughing matter, as the nominee saved his jokes for his rallies. interrupted by a crying baby -- >> don't worry about that baby. i love babies. so -- actually, i was only kidding. you can get the baby out of here. >> reporter: democrats crying foul. >> sometimes you wonder who the baby is. >> that was nbc's hallie jackson reporting. more members of the democratic party are resigning in the wake of an embarrassing e-mail hack. the democratic national committee says its chief financial officer and communications designer left their jobs. earlier yesterday, dnc chief executive amy dacy resigned. it's the latest fallout from the hacked e-mails, which exposed an
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apparent lack of neutrality in the primary race between hillary clinton and bernie sanders. democratic presidential nominee hillary clinton and vice president joe biden will be back on the campaign trail in pennsylvania later this month. this time they will pay a visit to biden's birthplace, scranton. the stop is at riverfront sports and will be open to the public. and count on nbc 10 for complete coverage of decision 2016. you can fact check the candidates and track all of the political headlines on the nbc 10 app. i've got a lot of sunshine out there and the temperatures are really not going up a whole lot. we have a cooler and more comfortable air mass that has moved in. temperatures in the mid-70s, we've got sunshine across much of the area, in the p.a. suburbs. we have temperatures, some places, not even into the
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mid-70s. 74 at kenneth square and chad's ford. a little warmer at st. david's, it's 79 degrees. we don't have any of the areas that have hit 80 yet. only 75 in ft. washington and gladwyne, 73 degrees in b bedminister. and temperatures barely getting above 80 in some of those places. we're barely seeing any clouds across the area. you can see showers in west virginia, not really moving very much. and we don't have much in the way of any kind of weather systems approaching us. so we have sunshine, comfortable conditions that are going to last through the afternoon. we've got no clouds. tonight, no clouds to speak of. certainly no rain. maybe a few clouds tomorrow, but it's still beautiful day, with low humidity, and there's thursday at 10:00.
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what about as we head toward the weekend? are we going to be able to keep this kind of weather pattern? well, not totally. as we go into friday, we're going to be seeing some showers develop in western pennsylvania, start to approach. there's 5:00 friday. so there's nothing that's going to be falling from the sky on friday. but the humidity will be up. temperatures are going to be up. and the chance of showers starts to pick up as we go into saturday morning. but we're still not real impressed with the amount of moisture that is potentially threatening us for saturday. and that is really the only threat for the entire week to ten days. look at what we expect tomorrow. sunshine all day, not much wind. temperatures getting into the low 80s. that is nice. and these are the feels-like temperatures, generally lower than the actual temperature, because the humidity is so low. for washington, only feeling
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like 81. allentown, 82. millville, 82. hamilton township, 81. stone harbor, feeling like 80 degrees. so we really do have some beautiful weather here. now, by saturday, just about anyplace we could see a shower or a thunderstorm. don't cancel any plans, though. most of the day is dry. and it's hot. sunday, the comfort returns. we've got some beautiful weather on the way. all the way through friday. then we have potential thunderstorms on saturday, and then look what happens. now it's dry for another five, six days, as temperatures go back up, starting next tuesday. >> glenn, thank you for that. women, have you had your tonsils taken out or your appendix removed? the surprising new findings between the links between those surgical procedures and your fertility. we'll have that, coming up.
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and later, into the storm. we'll show you how a new tool for our first alert weather team goes into the heart of severe weather to bring you a more accurate forecast.
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welcome back. this week's wednesday's child is an accomplished young man who knows what he wants out of life. and he's hoping to find a forever family to support and guide him in all of his journeys. nbc 10's vai sikahema introduces us to terrell, a great guy who is proof that everyone deserves
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a family to love them. >> this one over here is a 3-d systems machine. >> terrell is an outgoing and creative 20-year-old, with a mature and curious spirit. he has a wide range of interests, but his real passion is for computers. so we visit eed nexfab in south philly to experiment with 3-d printing. >> as soon as we melt the plastic, it will look like a rose. >> reporter: terrell could not wait to get his hands on all of the machines. he's already following his dreams and he's in his second year of college. he's majoring in computer technology and he aspires to be a civil engineer. >> now it's going to draw a sketch, but it drew it the wrong way, so we'll hit the reverse button. >> terrell's an awesome young man. very outgoing, loves being around his peers, loves sports. he's a fun guy to be around. >> so you'll be printing something that you couldn't make any other way. >> reporter: the ideal family would be able to continue to
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guide and support terrell. they would encourage him and provide an environment where he will thrive. >> an ideal family for terrell will look like a family that's very, very supportive of him. his goals are set in life as to what it is that he wants to do. he will need a family who's going to support him with that. that's going to push him with that. that's going to encourage him with that. >> reporter: terrell has all the drive and potential to reach his goals, and he knows what a forever family would mean to him. >> awesome! i want a family that's going to take pride in what i do and don't just brush me aside whenever they don't feel like dealing with me. somebody who will be proud of me and say, that's my son. >> terrell is this week's wednesday's child. >> what a great guy. well, if you would like to make terrell's dream come true or the dream of any wednesday's child, go to our website, nbc10.com, and search "wednesday's child." you can also call the national
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adoption center, that number is 1-866-do-adopt. we are just two days away from the start of the summer olympics in rio. coming up, find out what u.s. athlete will be the flag bearer for the olympic team during friday's opening ceremony. and the hunt for gold begins early for south jersey's carli lloyd and the rest of the u.s. women's soccer team. a look at the match happening tonight and the support she's getting from the local community.
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on the road to rio. most athletes are in the brazilian city and there are now just two days to go until the start of the 2016 olympic games. nbc 10 is your home for all the action. the olympic torch arrived in rio by boat this morning. you can see it there ahead of
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the games. it will pass through the city and end up at the olympic stadium for the opening ceremony on friday. and the most decorated olympic athlete of all time now adds a unique honor to his outstanding resume. flag bearer. that's right. michael phelps will lead the u.s. athletes into rio's maracana stadium during friday's opening ceremony. fashion designer ralph lauren created a special uniform for phelps to wear during the parade of nations. the olympic swimmer is an 18-time gold medalist. 18, wow. well, if you cannot wait until opening ceremony olympic action, well, tonight is the u.s. women's soccer team happening a little early. south jersey native carli lloyd and her teammates will take on new zealand at 6:00 on the nbc sports network. and nbc 10's pamela osborne join us live from lumberton, where call carli lloyd trains. you have a preview for us, pamela. you talked to a bunch of girls who look at her as such an inspiration, right?
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>> reporter: i did, katy. but since i saw you last, i actually talked to carli's personal coach as well. he talked to her earlier today, she's feeling good and excited about tonight's game as are the girls who practiced here on her childhood team. they say they are looking forward to watching her play tonight. >> it's like mind blowing. like -- to think about like, you seeing her, a real person, and how famous she is, like, worldwide. it's like amazing to see her practicing. >> reporter: you could call it a field of dreams, except in all actuality, this field helped olympic athlete carli lloyd growing into the superstar soccer player she is today. >> i always see her practicing here and it makes me want to be a better person. >> reporter: jalen and a lot of her teammates here have olympic dreams of her own. but they know it won't come without hard work and a lot of training. >> it's a good environment. we get to play against different
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a ages and people. >> nicollette looks up to carli. >> she started right here. she wasn't always perfect. she didn't have an easy ride. she always had a hard trip up to the top. so she never gave up. >> reporter: it's something dedes thinks about at the end of a tough practice or hard game. cheering her on tonight, for them, they say, will be a treat. >> i can't wait to see her play. >> reporter: dedes hopes one day this field will be full of kids rooting for her and maybe even some of her teammates a to the olympic games. >> i just want to really represent my country and be the person there that all the kids are rooting for. i like, want the u.s. -- i want to like have the u.s. on my back. >> and i asked some of the girls how they plan on watching the game tonight. some of them said they're going to have some friends over. one of the girls we interviewed today, though, said that she's
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going to be watching the game with her grandfather, who used to be a professional soccer player, when he was young. so the olympics, once again, bringing generations together, so we can all enjoy and watch and take part in. reporting live in lumberton, i'm pamela osborne, nbc 10 news. well, take a look outside. this is a live look down the shore. sunshine and low humidity. you can't get much better than that. it is a great day down at the shore, at cape may right now, a lot of beachgoers enjoying this perfect beach weather. nbc 10 first alert chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz is here with a pretty good forecast throughout the area, right? not just at the beach? >> it's a great forecast throughout the area. we've had a lot of humidity and in recent days, we've had a lot of 90-degree days in july and now things are quieting down. an average of 76 degrees in delaware and the lehigh valley.
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a little bit warmer in philadelphia itself. that philadelphia is out at the airport. we'll see about the other ones in chestnut hills, 76. western areas, 79, along with chase. we are getting close to the 80-degree mark, but the humidity is very low for this time of the year. now, we don't have any significant cloud cover, anywhere in the area. we don't have any that is approaching. there are some showers in virginia and west virginia, but they're not moving this way. and they're not going to be moving this way. and so, as we go through the afternoon, we're into the low to mid-80s. low humidity, making it feel, if anything, a little bit cooler than that. and in the suburbs, temperatures barely getting up to 80, by 10:00 tonight, we're talking about the lehigh valley getting down into the upper 60s. by tomorrow morning, probably
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low 60s, which is unusually comfortable for this time of the year, with sunshine everywhere. we'll see how long this incredible stretch lasts with the rest your forecast in a few minutes. >> all right, glenn. it looks like gorgeous sunrise in northern california, but it's really a massive wildfire that's already consumed about 1,700 acres of dry land. the fire started just yesterday afternoon, near nassau. despite the efforts of about 500 firefighters, they have not been able to get any control of the blaze. at least three dozen homes and nearby campgrounds have been evacuated. a toast to the 50th anniversary of the relationship between the united states and singapore. president obama and the first lady hosted a state dinner at the white house last night for the prime minister of singapore. president obama raised his glass to the pursuit of a peaceful and positive asia, but prime minister li's toast was focused on winning a few laughs from the dinner table.
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listen. >> singapore has been a hybrid in honor of president and mrs. obama. and this is a hybrid of breeds knave to singapore and hawaii. where the president was born. most of us believe. >> during his visit to washington, prime minister li and president obama have been discussing the proposed transpacific partnership free trade deal or the tpp. within the next hour, we'll know more about the plan for a barack obama presidential library on chicago's south side. the obama foundation, city leaders, and the university of chicago will publicly discuss the details at noon. the museum will be built in jackson park, along lake michigan. but some residents feel there's a greater need in a nearby impoverished neighborhood. well, a new study on teenagers and their driving habits reveals just how they're using their smart phones behind
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the wheel while on the road. researchers found nearly three quarters of teen admit to having their phones nearby, while they're driving alone. and about two this three teens admits to using apps while they're driving, even though this study found nearly all of the teens surveyed admit using any app is dangerous. more than a quarter of the teens in this study say they text and drive, and nearly half admit they text to get directions. young girls who have surgery to remove their appendix or their tonsils may increase their chance of getting pregnant later in life. researchers in the uk analyzed the medical records of thousands of women who had one of the surgical procedures or both. the pregnancy rates of that group were nearly ten points higher than a group of the same-aged women who had not undergone either surgery. a prime-time absolute to the singing legend for his 90th birthday. nbc is celebrating tony bennett,
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with a star-filled tribute airing in december. aretha franklin, lady gaga, stevie wonder, billy joel, and elton john are just some of the big names who will take part in the two-hour special. bennett's 90th birthday is today and you can watch the special on december 20th, right here on nbc 10. well, be ready for more than a few laughs when jimmy fallon kicks off award season at the 2017 golden globes. the host of "the tonight show" will take on a new hosting gig for the three-hour ceremony. fallon takes over from last year's host, ricky gervais, and former nbc comedian, amy poehler and tina fey. you can catch the globes on january 8th right here on nbc 10. the epic performances continue on night two of the live shows tonight on "america's got talent." take a look. >> take those out. i said, you know what, i think -- >> no, you didn't. >> -- i think heidi is going to
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be a butterfly. >> no way! no way! >> magician and eagles' long snapper jon dorenbos won't be leaving any tricks up his sleeves in the semi-final. with each passing stage, dorenbos inches closer to the $1 million grand prize. watch to see if he moves on tonight at 8:00, right here on nbc 10. and there was a pretty scary mishap on last night's live episode during a stunt act, a flaming air bow shot from a crossbow hit a attendant in the neck, after it missed a target held in his mouth. the judges were clearly stunned, unaware if the performer was seriously injured. luckily, he's going to be okay. host nick canon eventually stepped in to end the segment as the performer tried to impose himself. that is hard to watch. well, baseball managers are usually the ones getting ejected for arguing with umpires, but at last night's phillies' game, home plate ump bob davidson tossed a fan from citizens bank
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park. the fan was sitting 15 rows back from the field and causing quite a disturbance. actually heckling the ump, we're told. so davidson threw him out. and with a little help from the phils' usher, the fan, probably reluctantly left the stadium. this is not the first time davidson had to throw a fan out. in 2010, he ejected a fan during a milwaukee brewers' game for using a homophobic slur against a visiting player. well, take a look at this guy. all week, we're giving you a new look at our newest tool for the first alert weather team, storm ranger 10. and this morning, nbc 10 first alert chief meteorologist, glenn "hurricane" schwartz explains how storm ranger 10 takes you actually into the storm. >> problem? simple. no matter what storms are, radars are stuck on towers. and the farther you are from the tower, the less clear the weather picture can be. we wanted to a get a clear picture of what's going on up
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there, inside the clouds. and the solution, storm ranger 10. developed and built right here at nbc. so for the first time ever, we could take the radar with us. right to the storm. and give you that clearer picture. what other radars miss by shooting above the storm, we capture by bringing storm ranger 10 to the storm. and that means gives you layers of protection. >> the first layer of protection, 30 miles from the radar. at that distance, the beam is very low, meaning you could see almost the entire storm. everything below 2,000 feet. the outer ring is 60 miles away. we can see everything below 5,000 feet. so if you're within either of these rings, storm ranger's got you covered. the areas least served by traditional radars are actually the ones most likely to get
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severe weather. just two years ago in reading, a monster hailstorm dumped so much hail, they needed plows to clear it. the nearest radar, 104 miles away. with storm ranger 10, we can get a lot closer than that. and detect hail sooner and let you know wherever you are, before the storm hits. getting closer means more protection. storm ranger 10, only on nbc 10. >> and if you want to learn more about storm ranger 10, its forecasting capabilities, and how it gathers information from the heart of the storm, go to nbc10.com or tap the free nbc 10 app. >> yeah, and we can give storm ranger the day off on a day like today, because there's no rain anywhere close by. but i am tracking the return of the heat and humidity, eventually, and the timing of it all just ahead.
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welcome back. on the road to rio now. most athletes are in the brazilian city and there are now just two days to go until the start of the 2016 olympic games. nbc 10 is your home for all of the action. olympic officials are making sure the venues are ready with new security measures in place. and team usa is getting its first taste of the olympic village in rio. nbc's peter alexander reports. >> reporter: here in rio, security forces now fortifying
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the city's two most iconic sites, christ the redeemer and sugarloaf mountain. for the first time deploying metal detectors to search visitors. the brazilian military taking charge, promising a safe olympic games. just hours after touching down with his teammate, michael phelps, the most decorated olympian ever, heading into what he says will be his last olympics, taking his first laps at the aquatic center. barely 48 hours to the opening ceremony, the teams are settling into the athlete's village. >> whether you're, you know, a fencer or you're michael phelps, you want to be in the village. the best place to be and i wouldn't -- i mean, i think that's part of the olympic experience. >> reporter: nbc news invited inside. >> no matter what country you're from or what sport you do, everybody's here for that common denominator, which is sporting. >> reporter: making themselves at home, the new fierce five, decked out in matching t-shirts and playing around at practice. this athlete's village is really a small city. 31 brand-new buildings, 18,000
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athletes and team members at its peak. and despite some problems in the run-up, clogged toilets and even a small fire, no one here is complaining. >> i think it's awesome. it's really, really beautiful. it's fun to be here with the other athletes. there's a really good energy here. >> so, basketball? >> no, rowing. >> you're huge sc! >> i am. >> the largest flag in the village, the russians, and still looming large, the fate of their team. in the wake of a doping scandal, more than 100 russian athletes already banned. a final decision due before the opening ceremony. that means some russian athletes already here may be heading home. leading the u.s. delegation, john kerry, who's secretary of state, practicing just in case. >> and that was nbc's peter alexander, reporting. we'll be putting the spotlight on some of the local stars to watch in our "going for gold" special. watch it this saturday at 7:00 only on nbc 10. well, good news for girls
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who love those popular american girl dolls. especially for their parents, it's good news. you won't have to make the trek up to new york to visit the american girls store over the holidays. the retailer is actually opening up a pop-up store in the king of prussia mall. it's all happening next month. the pop-up shop will open september 10th and plans to stay open through january 31st, just in time for the holidays. well, get ready for an invasion of ducks. yeah, we are talking rubber ducks. on saturday, august 13th, you'll get a chance to adopt a rubber duck at boyd recreation center and pool in northeast philadelphia. and it helps save the life of a pet. we're talking with amy dormany here, she's with the animal control and care team of philadelphia. she'll tell us how this works. and you brought a special friend, macho, who we should really name him friendly, not macho. >> yeah, he's a great little
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guy. gets along with other dogs. loves toy. he would be an awesome addition to any family. >> he's so well behaved. >> yeah, the duck dash benefits dogs and cats just like macho. the homeless looking for a home. and when you enter the duck dash, you're giving them a second chance. >> tell me a little bit about what happens. families go up to that rec center, what do they do? >> sure, it works kind of like a lottery. you donate to enter, and the day of the event, there are 5,000 rubber ducks are dumped into the pool, they're all numbered, and we select ducks out of the pool. there are prizes. there's a chance someone might win $50,000. there are only two ducks in the pool and we have to draw them in order to win. but someone will definitely win $2,000, an ipad, there's raffle baskets, swag bags. so there's a whole bunch of awesome prizes. and there's also a whole bunch of games and we're going to have food. there's a free microchip clinic that day. it's a great family event. >> great family event and goes to a great cause to help these
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animals that need help finding a home. you can adopt a duck, as amy was telling us, and maybe win $50,000. and also help a pet in need. it happens next saturday, august 13th. and it's happening, again, at vogt recreation center and pool on unruh avenue in north philadelphia at 1:00. for more information, head tour website, nbc10.com or check out the nbc 10 app. all right, amy and macho, thank you. maybe we'll see you at the duck dash, huh. he is so well behaved. >> he is, he's awesome. >> announcer: now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> a beautiful-looking day out there. lots of sunshine. temperatures still in the 70s. and at the jersey shore, we're going to be staying in the 70s for the rest of the day, with that northeast wind. the ocean is still not too cool, but it's also not warm enough, to allow temperatures to get into the 80s.
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we've got a picture-perfect start to the day and for the rest of the week, without any significant cloud cover, as we go into thursday, there's the futurecast, perhaps a few little clouds at the shore. thursday afternoon, you don't see any showers on the map. now, just want to show you that it's working. the computer is working, there's just not going to be any rain around. there's friday at 6:00. now we're getting some rain into central pennsylvania, but it's not here by -- even by friday night. and some of the latest computer models suggest that what comes in on saturday isn't all that impressive, either. like, not everybody's going to get rained on, on saturday. so this is the predicted high temperature, along with the predicted highest feels-like temperature, which is actually lower in some places, because the humidity is so low. like in somerton.
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but washington, 85 degrees, feels like 81. this is tomorrow when the humidity is so low. stone harbor, other places at the shore feeling a little bit warmer because the humidity is generally a little bit higher at the shore and in delaware than other places. it will weekend itself, sunday certainly looks to be a beautiful day. warm temperatures, but low humidity. saturday, it's not a washout. not everybody's getting rain. there's a chance of a thunderstorm and it looks like it's going to be hot. and humid. that's the main difference between saturday and sunday. so friday, the humidity starts going up. saturday, it's humid with a chance of a thunderstorm. sunday is beautiful, along with monday. and then we start heating up, as
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we go through the rest of next week.
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well, we've got some beautiful weather today and it's going to be just about as nice tomorrow. the humidity starts going up a little bit on friday. it's really going to get steamy saturday. and that's the only day we've got a chance of showers for a
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while. >> but today and tomorrow, gorgeous. >> that's right. >> all right. for glenn "hurricane" schwartz and all of us here at nbc 10, thanks for joining us.
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