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are all on scene also. from what we are told here, the car went off the road, into the canal, and into the water. the canal service road is closed near bourne town hall. and some video we obtained, a man is being seen pulled from the water. we are told he has minor injuries. he was seen being loaded into an ambulance. as i said, we just arrived here on scene. we are working to get some more information. shot sure what caused this man to go into the canal and information right now. that is the latest here in bourne. >> christa: all right. thank you. also at noon, we are tracking what's left of hermine. take a look at this video. this is from nantucket. and some intense heavy winds there. bringing rain and rough surf as well. hermine is to the cape and the islands. luckily, the worst is over. >> sarah: we are still seeing the effects of this storm.
south and west of us. it continues to edge its way south and west. briefly away from new england before making that turn back. look what happens by the time it turns back. down to tropical depression strength as it works east, northeast. post-tropical now anyway. we are just talking in terms of where it ranks on that scale. a well-defined center of circulation south of us. pinwheeling in some scattered showers. and some patches of mist. nantucket right now, you are one of the locations hardest hit yesterday. with the gusty winds one of the best locations to be at today. a little bit of a breeze. but $75 degrees and sunny at this time. $68 in boston. 67 in new bedford. s if you take a look at the wind direction. if wind direction is on shored. yesterday we were gusting 50-60 miles per hour down through the cape and the islands. today, gusting about 25-30. we have cut those wind speeds
so we are not dealing with nearly as windy conditions as we had yesterday. is breeze will continue at times throughout the day. a lot of clouds around so far. the first half of the day. but i think we will get more patches of some sunshine trying to break on through the clouds this afternoon. for some towns. it's been scattered about in terms of any breaks. then we get into wednesday. tomorrow, breezy. some scattered showers. a little warmer. because i think we will get more breaks of sun and the shower activity not quite as widespread as what we saw earlier this morning. we will talk more on whene in the 7-day forecast. >> christa: all right, thank you. take a look at these pictures. a huge hole in the side of that boat. flipped right on to its side. some heavy surf there. earlier, we saw a video of some boats getting tossed around in the rough surf as well. >> kris: the wind and surf slamming those boats into the dock. things much different, though, this afternoon. it is kind of the calm after
boats were smashed up against docks. vehicles stranded on beaches. it was common quiet tuesday on horseneck beach. a far cry from yesterday. when wind gusts blew the rain sideways and waves were rolling out to sea in westport. >> a lot of home owners in the area just anxious to make sure that there is nothing that really is of any size that rolls through. >> kris: by high surf and heavy winds during the storm. the warnings were up. it didn't stop some people from showing up at the beach. high winds on the coast sent towels, hats, and bags flying. blowing sand covered the walkways. we were expecting building swells throughout the day. probably anywhere from four to six feet. maybe a little bit bigger occasionally. >> kris: a similar situation on the cape. heavy wind and constant rain on gnaws ept beach in orleans. the effect felt into the
>> it is really windy. you are getting sand-blasted, for sure. i feel like those grits of needles in your face and everything. >> kris: by midafternoon, waves soared to heights of eight feet. >> stay away from the ocean right now. it is a pretty angry, severe rip current. any time someone goes in the water, we would have to send our life-saving personnel out. >> they taped it all off. >> kris: yeah. those rip currents can be very dangerous. in fact, massachusetts emergency management agency is warning everyone, watch out for the rip currents until at least tomorrow. kris anderson, 7 news. >> sarah: stay with 7 news as the storm winds down. you can get the forecast any time with our interactive radar on-line and on our 7 news app. >> christa: right now, downing down the days to the season
course, gearing up for sunday night's game right here on 7. today the head coach bill belichick answered some questions about the match-up and what that new brady banner that appeared at gillette is all about. here is dan hausle. >> reporter: well, the game, of course, is going to be in arizona. here in foxboro, the pats practice the. the absence of tom brady looms large. both figuratively and literally. what does coach belichick think about this? not saying. >> i think it's sweet. him looming over us and everything. i like it. >> reporter: i asked coach belichick what he thinks of the big banner and the huge number 12 high atop the tower overlooking gillette stadium. >> yeah. we are focused on arizona right now. >> reporter: it is good for the fans. have you seen it? >> again, our focus is on the cardinals. that is who we play this week.
marketing things and so forth are not really part of the team's preparation. >> reporter: belichick also didn't want to talk about a controversy over san francisco quarterback colin kaepernick sitting in protest during the national anthem. belichick has said he doesn't want to talk politics. at least one n.f.l. coach has told his players how to act during the anthem. i asked belichick if he said anything to his players about how to act in arizona. >> did anybody advise them how to handle the anthem? >> reporter: not since this happened? >> it's been addressed. >> reporter: no details on how it has been addressed. >> it has been addressed. i have already talked about that. >> reporter: no tom brady. no rob ninkovich. rob gronkowski has been largely missing seance mu nor injury more than a week ago. we will be looking for him today. >> christa: okay. the patriots season opener
cardinals once again sunday, september 11, coming up here. you can see the game right here on 7. >> sarah: breaking news now. former fox news anchor gretchen carlson has settled her lawsuit against exc.e.o. roger ailes: the parent company 21st century fox has agreed to pay carlson $20 million. they also issued a statement apologizing to her. ailes resigned from fox news in july in the wake of the lawsuit. >> christa: a serious crash in boston. after the crash that involved a police cruiser on 93 south. this was near exit 18 this morning. police say the woman was drunk when she slammed her car into that cruiser. a trooper who was inside suffered minor injuries. the woman, meantime, has been charged with operating under the influence. crews battling a major fire at a home in narragansett, rhode island, you see the heavy flames pouring from this home. it is an oceanfront property. the strong winds made fighting
they also had water issues. nos one was at home at the time. the home reportedly belonged to the late owner of the pawtucket red sox. also on 7: on this tuesday, a dangerous device found on the front lawn of a boston police officer. police say something similar to a molotov cocktail was tossed there on the grass. so now they are questioning whether officers are being specifically targeted. >> reporter: boston police concerned about an explosive find sunday morning, an officer found what's described as a molotov cocktail-like device in their yard. the bottle intact with what appears to be a burnt rag attached partially inside. the grass charred. no damage to the officer's home. bpd and boston fire are now investigating. trying to determine this this was a random act or if someone was trying to send a message to this officer. it comes weeks after another investigation looking into whether city officers were
times officers downtown in, roxbury and east boston returned to their personal vehicles at the end of a shift and found the lug nuts heading on the tires were missing or loosened. after this was found in the officer's yard over the weekend, the commissioner william evans released a statement raeing, "the safety and well-being of my officers is always of the highest importance to me. and as a result, this is an incident we are taking seriously and investigating accordingly." the boston fire deme the investigation. anyone with any information is asked to contact police. in boston, jennifer eagan, 7 news. >> sarah: happening today: the boston police department: commissioner evans assigned a hundred officers to wear body cameras during a trial period after no one volunteered. the patrolman's association says the city violated an
a framingham state university police officer called to court. the 28-year-old is facing charges of gross lewdness and witness intimidation. a source tells 7 news the inappropriate conduct happened in the presence of a framingham state student. he has been placed on administrative leave. the department of transportation will hold a public meeting in worcester tonight to discuss the new overhead tolling system fbs. electronic tolling will be used on the other highways beginning next month. the meeting will be leld at union station and begins at 6:30. it is the first of 7 meetings that will be held across the state. >> christa: now to the race for the white house. polls showing two very different races. the latest nbc news survey monkey poll showing democrat hillary clinton getting 48% of the vote with republican donald trump with 42%. however, the latest poll from cnn sees things differently. they have trump at 45%.
targeting those key swing states today. as they head into the final stretch of this campaign. here is tracie potts with more. >> reporter: donald trump heads to virginia and north carolina today. still explaining immigration. >> you are going to have to go out and come back in. >> reporter: and defending his laid-back debate prep. no cramming. no mock debates. >> i have seen people do so much prep work that when they get out there, they can't speak. >> reporter: hillary clinton's talked so much, she is losing her voice. for getting into a twitter war with mexico's president. >> he managed to turn his trip to mexico into an embarrassing international incident. >> reporter: clinton is in florida today, sending her surrogates to other battleground states. >> hillary clinton is the superior candidate, hands down. >> reporter: as this campaign enters the final stretch, early voting begins in a few weeks. the first debate at the end of september and election day now
get the word out to you, the voter. hillary clinton and her super pac have bought tens of millions of dollars in tv ads. fewer for donald trump. he has some new ones coming out this week. plus this morning, 88 retired generals and admirals have endorsed him. in washington, nbc news. >> sarah: coming up at noon, caught on camera in california: a paddle boat capsizes and sinks. what officials say caused the problem. >> christa: for coach doc rivers back in boston for a good cause. >> reporter: we do have 90-degre
... a power outage. >> reporter: they scuff their shoes along the bottom of the floor to get more squeaks. noise at that the teachers don't want to hear on the first day of school. right in yes, we have had some puddles out there as well as the dampness. thanks to a northeasterly wind bringing in some scattered showers. right now in boston, mostly cloudy. temperatures, 68. north, northeasterly wind at 16 miles an hour. that 6, we are pretty close to that throughout much of metrowest. although a l across the cape and beginning to see more breaks of sunshine working in across the islands and down through the cape. speaking of the wind, it is not as strong as what we saw yesterday. not even close for hyannis, nantucket, over to the vineyard. yeah, at times, we have seen some gusts, 20-30 miles an hour. this pales in comparison to the 58, 59 you had yesterday. including the vineyard. 59. nantucket at 58. these were the strongest wind gusts yesterday afternoon across new england.
sandwich. by time you work your way from boston to brookline, we were pushing about 40 miles an hour. a gusty day yesterday. not as windy today. we don't have as many breaks of sun as we had yesterday either. from boston north and west. it was nice to sneak in the sunshine around midday. although it did yield to some scattered showers. we continue to see some spotty showers working through the area. a lot of rain is light. it is not drought-denting out there. enough to keep it on the damper side. the center of circulation, well-defined. you can clearly spinning its wheels. it is backing in to the west. it will do so fading to the west, southwest over the next day or so before slowly working off to the north and the east. i don't expect the winds that we had yesterday to return to the forecast in week. wave heights, i showed you this yesterday. they are running close to 20 feet on some of the buoys south of us. they are now down to ten.
well. close to 5-10 feet. that is throwing the rip current risk back into the north shore. the national sea shore of cape cod. a moderate risk of rip currents here closer to the boston area. we continue to contend with. that the storm system lifts off to the north and east. we will eventually have the scattered shower action fade away and the heat return. for more on what's expected, over to danielle. >> danielle: thanks, chris. the rain has not been impressive. nantucket picked up over an inch. chatham and plymouth right around half an inch. hyannis and new bedford, just below. that the rain is what we really need. we haven't gotten much of it. as hermine lingers around, it doesn't look like we will be getting much more. most spots will see an additional quarter to half an inch through thursday morning. this isn't going to be a drought-buster for us. from january 1 until now, actually, this is the driest on record. we have picked up 20 inches of rain. we should have 29 inches by this time in the year.
showers. they are not going to amount to much. into thursday. that is when we have a cold front that will move through in the later part of the day. then we are drying out friday. >> chris: building the heat. looks like a warm weekend. temperatures back in the 80's. a slight risk of showers or maybe a thunderstorm on sunday morning. 70-75 this afternoon. again, some scattered showers around there. some bright spots in the overcast. the issue across the beaches today, of course, rip currents. as we do continue to see those not only today. i will likely see it again over the next couplele of days. that ocean slowly churns it way down. we will get less shower activity and more in the way of breaks in the overcast for tomorrow afternoon. as we get into the second half of the week, really turning on the heat toward the end of the week itself. friday, 90 degrees. le 8's over the weekend.
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>> sarah: witnesses are shocked. they say something needs to be done. >> it breaks my heart. so many people have grown up around that rock. >> sarah: david and his friend michael were shooting a you tube video at a state park in oregon when they caught the destruction of the rock. >> i thought they were just doing it to get a cool social media picture. >> sarah: then they heard the yelling. >> there was a bunch of screaming. we went over there. we noticed the rock was actually wobbling. and weke was probably eight guys pushing over the big rock. >> reporter: this place is special to him. he confronted them. >> one of the guys replied that it was a safety hazard. and that one of their friends' friend broke their leg while on top of the rock. i think it was totally bogus when they said it was a safety hazard. you know, climbing a portland statue could be a safety hazard. it is there for a reason. no one is forcing you to climb
they came to the city with the intentions of knocking the duck bill down. >> they kind of laughed it off. took it with pride that they destroyed something magnificent. then it kind of disappeared right after. it had no meaning to them whatsoever. it was a magnificent piece. it was like the icing on the cake, basically. >> sarah: the two are sad that the monument is no longer around to provide the memories it once did for so many vi city is. that rock. that is what everybody takes a picture in front of. now they can only see that rock through a memory. >> sarah: at first, officials didn't believe the people were responsible for the destruction of the rock. now they searching for the frown of suspects. >> christa: coming up, the case against bill cosby back in court today. the evidence his attorneys are trying to keep out. >> sarah: a possible health
>> sarah: beyonce has postponed this week's concert at new jersey's metlife stadium. the singer was to perform tomorrow night, but strict doctor's orders for vocal rest have delayed the show a month to october 7. there are no changes wow. this is old video, huh? there are no changes to any other beyonce tour dates and performances so far. the superstar celebrated her 35th birthday on sunday. you were just saying i thought she was older than that. she has been around for so long. since she was so young. >> christa: oh, yeah. perfection personified the whole time. right? we have much more to come in the next half hour. including the patriots counting down to their season opener this sunday. we will hear from head coach
as you take a live look. we saw some pictures earlier today of exactly what happened. >> christa: you can see that police are on the scene. we have fire crews as well. this was a service road area that was apparently closed at the time. we don't know exactly the cause, why the driver ended up in the water. we do know that there was a man seen leaving the scene on a stretcher in a neck brace and loaded into an ambulance. according to john cuoco who was there at the scene earlier. of course, we will keep tracking this story. we will let you >> sarah: we continue to track what's left of hermine today. this was scene on monday. in nantucket. the storm bringing rain, heavy winds, and rough surf to the cape and the islands. the good news here it is over now. >> christa: we are still seeing a little bit of rain from the system in some areas. >> chris: we will take a look at the radar. you see a couple of those showers showing up close to duxbury and over toward
into the city of boston, over the next hour or so, a couple of these showers still pinwheel through. how about nantucket yesterday? 50-mile-per-hour wind gusts. of course, you saw the video there. today, a lot of sunshine right now. hermine continues to spin its wheels. we are dealing with the rough surf, high surf advisory. in effect until 6:00 p.m. waves, three to five feet. the risk for rip currents still there as well. generally on average, close to 50 miles per hour. over the next couple of days, patchy mist and a few showers around. this includes tomorrow. still in the morning, could have some patches of mist mist and a couple of scattered showers late in the day. we will get more breaks of sun by thursday afternoon. we turn the corner. we will continue to warm up the pattern as we get into the
flipped to september, doesn't mean we can't get 90-degree weather. i do expect that to be the case as we get into late in the week. friday, 90 degrees. even over the weekend, temperatures running into the mid-80's. a slight risk of showers. we will talk more on the timing coming up in just a bit. >> christa: nantucket particularly hit hard by hermine. >> sarah: conditions haven't completely cleared up just yet. >> reporter: wild wind and boats smashed up against docks. vehicles stranded on beaches. it was calm and quiet tuesday at horseneck beach. a far cry from yesterday when wind gusts blew the rain sideways and waves were rolling out to sea in westport. >> ever since hurricane sandy and irene rolled through, a lot of home owners in the area are anxious to make sure that nothing of any size rolls through. >> reporter: beach-goers greeted by high surf and heavy
high wind on the coast sent towels, hats, and bags flying. and blowing sand covered the walkways. >> we were just expecting building swells throughout the day. probably anywhere from four to six feet. maybe a little bit big othercationally. >> reporter: similar situation on the cape with. heavy wind and constant rain on nauset beach in orleans. the effect of hermine felt into the evening hours on monday. >> it is really windy. you are getting sand-blasted, for sure. i feel like those needles in your face and everything. >> reporter: by midafternoon, waves soared to heights of eight feet. the rip currents so dangerous that officials closed the beach and warned people to stay out of the water. >> severe rip currents. any time someone goes in the water, we would have to send our life-saving personnel out. >> the lifeguard said the high tide was coming. in we needed to come in off the beach. they wouldn't let us stay anymore. they taped it off.
massachusetts emergency management agency is warning everyone to watch out for the rip currents until at least tomorrow. kris anderson, 7 news. >> christa: all right, kris. thank you. be sure to stay with 7 news as we continue to track this storm. get up to the minute forecasts any time with. our interactive radar on-line and our 7 news app as well. >> christa: a driver pulled from the water afterhe loses control and ends up in the cape cod canal. john cuoco has been there. what happened here? >> reporter: well, christa, we spoke with the fire department here on scene. we have some brand new information. so just before 10:30 this morning, a driver was coming down perry avenue. and as perry avenue sort of turns, there is an area called three-mile look. we are told he went into this area of three-mile look. that is where he went through and then up and over an embankment. the fire department says he fell 35-40 feet down into the canal below.
he clipped power lines on the way down. now, amazingly, this driver was actually able to get himself out of his car. first responders found him on the rocks near the water. now, they did take him... he was seen on a stretcher in a neck brace. they did take him to the hospital. we are told he was speaking. he was a man in his 50's. we are told he is extremely lucky and people in the area are also lucky. because from what we are told, this is an extremely popular area. now, first responders, the next thing they have to do is get that car out of the water. there were divers on scene here. they are going to go in the water and see where this car is. how it is positioned. they are going to hook it up and they are going to try to use a tow truck to get it out of the water. >> sarah: the patriots minus tom brady, of course, gearing up for sunday night's game right here on 7 news. today bill belichick answering
that's appeared at gillette. dan hausle has more. >> reporter: well, the game, of course, is going to be in arizona. here in foxboro as the pats practice, the absence of tom brady looms large. both figuratively and literally. what does coach belichick think about this? well, if he has some thoughts, he is not saying. the huge banner went up over the weekend within hours of tom brady's banishment from foxboro. fans love it. >> i think it's sweet. him looming over us and everng >> reporter: i asked coach belichick what he thinks of the big banner and the huge number 12 high atop the tower overlooking gillette stadium. >> yeah. we are focused on arizona right now. it is good for the fans v. you seen it? >> you know, again, our focus isd on cardinals. that is who we play this week. all the other decorative and marketing things and so forth are not really part of the team's preparation. >> reporter: belichick didn't want to talk about a controversy over san francisco
sitting in protest during the national anthem. belichick has said he doesn't want to talk politics. but at least one n.f.l. coach has told his players how to act during anthem. i asked belichick if he said anything to his players about how to act in arizona. has anybody with the team advised them how to handle the anthem? >> that's been addressed. that was addressed a long time ago. >> reporter: a long time ago? not since this happened? >> that's been addressed. >> reporter: no details on how it's been addressed or >> i have will have talked about. that it's been addressed. >> reporter: no tom brady and no rob ninkovich who was missed due to suspension as well. rob gronkowski has been missing since a minor injury more than a week ago. dan hausle, 7 news. >> sarah: all right. remember, the patriots season opener this sunday. the patriots will take on the cardinals and you can see the
>> christa: former fox news anchor gretchen carlson has settled her sexual harassment lawsuit against exc.e.o. roger ailes. the parent company has agreed to pay carlson $20 million. they also issued a statement apologizing to her. >> sarah: 7 news now covering news in new hampshire. the attorney general's office investigating a death in danville. according to the union leader, the death happened at a home on caramel drive monday night. no word yet on the identity of the victim or what happened. for a suspect who officers say sexually assaulted a woman on the greenway early monday morning. police say the woman was near state street and atlantic avenue, walking through the greenway when a man approached her and assaulted her. anyone with information is asked to contact police. new at noon, brock turner is fulfilling terms of his probation. turner registering as a convicted sex offender. under the terms of the probation, turner must
the former stanford university swimmer was released from a california jail friday after sexually assaulting an unconscious woman at a fraternity party back in january of 2015. >> christa: crews dyeing underwater to try to recover an historic paddle boat after it sank in california. officials say that a mechanical problem caused that boat to capsize sunday. and officials say the boat also contains gallons of diesel fuel which is now leaking. two people, though, jumped out and they made it to shore safely. >> divers with the coast guard and global diving and salvage team spending labor day underwater, trying to come up with a plan to hoist up the spirit of smen co. this video is from sunday.
sheriff's office saw the historic paddle boat had capsized. >> immediately, they put booms around the area to keep the sheen inside the area around the vessel. >> reporter: the 87-year-old-foot boat contains 600 gallons of diesel fuel which began leaking sunday morning. >> we are asking people to please stay clear of the vessel their diving operations. >> christa: an official with the department says the boat had been anchored near an island for weeks and had no current documentation. and the coast guard and local law enforcements are trying to come up with a plan to salvage that historic paddle boat and the surrounding environment. >> sarah: more news today. congress returning from its 7-week recess. lawmakers have a long to-do list when they return. items on the agenda include funning for the government.
virus and a confirmation of a new supreme court justice. bill cosby back in court today for aering what in the sexual assault case against him. cosby's lawyers will fight to keep out key evidence, including testimony the comedian gave in an accuser's lawsuit. the 79-year-old entertainer is charged with drugging and sexually asawing a woman in 2004. a judge will also set a trial date during today's hearing. >> christa: also on 7. police in denver searching for a manho and then left without paying for it. surveillance video shows him putting his shirt on and then walking out of the store. the suspect then rode off on a bike. police have released descriptions of his other that toots to try and catch him. >> it is a heavy hit. you know, to an artist who has put that much time and effort and love into something. to be victimized like that. >> sarah: still ahead on news,
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>> chris: we take a look at a couple of showers still lingering down across humarock. overall, the a mostly cloudy sky. we have seen more sunshine across nantucket. that is well-deserved after yesterday. with winds gusting to 58 miles per hour. and some soaking rain bands have backed on in. hermine south of us. this wobld its way to the north and to the west. now fading back to the southwest. we are not going to shake it off any time soon completely. you see this area of low pressure by thursday, we are talking about winds sustained. 30-5 miles an hour across the center. we are not going to see a return of the strong gusty winds. even if that center of low pressure gets close to the cape and the islands on wednesday high in, thursday morning. the wind is steady out of the northeast. 10-15 miles an hour.
that is pretty much it. the storm system is backing up to the west. it's been that northwest side that's been having the stronger winds. we are kind of getting in closer to some of the northeastern side of it. you can see the buoy reports. not all that impressive. 18-25 miles per hour on peak gusts. this is where we stand occasionally. a bit of a breeze for the rest of us. seas still turned up. of course, it takes a little while for the waters to calm down. although the high as they were yesterday. and we will continue to see them subside. high surf advisory in place today. likely seeing a moderate risk of rip currents over the next couple of days. here we go. we end the week and head in toward the weekend. finally, seeing this thing kick out to sea. the heat returns as early as thursday afternoon. at least away from the coastline, mid-le 80's, the likelihood here on thursday. a lot of us pushing close to 90. how much rain did we get?
saw the brunt of this storm: and they only got just over an inch of rain. chatham and plymouth right around half an inch. and hyannis, new bedford, four-tenths of an inch. this didn't bring us much rain. really, we just saw those damaging winds. those strong wind gusts and the dangerous surf. over the next couple of days, hermine hangs out off the coast. they will probably bring us a quarter to half an inch of rain when all the said and done. we have picked up around 20 inches of rain. and on average, by this time in the year, we should have 29 inches. the drought conditions continue. and these rain chances over the next couple of days, as i was talking about, not going to amount to much. and then heading into friday, we are drying out. for the rest of the forecast, back to you. >> chris: rain chance going down. we will watch the temperatures
you will get your dry hours in here. milder overnight tonight. instead of the 50's and low 60's, a lot of towns in the mid-60's. mostly cloudy skies tomorrow. a bit breezy. scattered showers in the forecast. although we will get a few bright spots, too. that allows temperatures to jump up a few more degrees. 75-80. ragweed. pollen counts have been bothering you. the rainfall knocks some of that out of the forecast. at least for now. that count will likely go if we get any rain over the weekend, a couple of lingering showers and maybe a thunderstorm on sunday morning. otherwise, expecting more dry times than anything else. that front that comes through on sunday, behind it, refreshing air. a lot of low humidity to start next week. >> christa: tennis star serena
four hundred million dollars. that's how much charter schools will drain from massachusetts public schools this year. four hundred million siphoned from local districts four hundred million that won't fund more science and technology, arts or preschool, counseling, or smaller class sizes. four hundred million unavailable to the ninety-six percent of students who don't attend charter schools. let's improve public schools for all students, not just a select few.
>> christa: serena williams winning her 308th grant slam match on monday. advancing to the quarter times of the u.s. open. she now has more grand slam victories than anybody else in history. the record has been held by men's tennis star roger federer. >> sarah: doc rivers back in boston today for a fund-raising event. rivers is in town for a co-ed basketball tournament at the td garden. the tournament is for its foundation hoop dreams, an or poverty. rivers who led the celtics to the 2008 championship now coaches the los angeles clippers. patriots wide receiver julian edelman showing off another talent. skateboarding skills. he posted this video on twitter. edelman wrote "boarding around town this weekend."
has really become home." talk about an a for effort. check out this play by the oakland a's ball boy going all out to try to keep a foul ball from going into the team's bullpen. oh. head down. unfortunately, he missed it. it ended up hitting the reliever chris smith in the head. smith jokingly stood up and stared down ball boy afterwards. all in good fun, though: all in good fun. >> christa: there he is. he is fine. up next on 7: end of summer is here. dairy queen giving away a cool treat to help you celebrate. >> chris: forecast for us, heating it up for the end of
>> sarah: welcome back. it is national read a book day. a you are in new survey reveals print books remain more popular than digital formats among americans. the survey found 65% of americans have read a print book in the last year. that is more than double the number of people that read ebooks. >> christa: dairy queen is celebrating the unofficial end of summer with a cool give-away today. we will be crying in our ice cream. right? sad to see summer go. you know, to help you cope a little bit more, get your hands on a free small ultimate oreo frappe. the offer is available from 2:00 until 5:00 today. only. >> that sounds so good. i would love some ice cream
>> chris: hey, we will take the ice cream any day. any blizzards on the 7-day forecast? not weather-wise up there. you don't want to see summer end. mother nature doesn't either. pushing 90 degrees by friday. a front coming through with some scattered showers and a thunderstorm late overnight saturday early on sunday. refreshing change, low humidity early next week. >> sarah: news continues at 4:00. have a great afternoon, everyone.
>> john: so that's what i've been working on. now, i got to get running. >> victor: thank you for everything, john. >> john: yeah, um. got a second? [ominous music] ? ? theresa and brady's wedding is tomorrow. i expect you will find timeto >> victor: tried that the last time u asked me. wasn't interested. >> john: try harder. ? ? >> brady: frank, i appreciate it. i owe you one. >> theresa: your friend, he can do something? >> brady: well, he said the rule