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no signs of letting up. this morning, the firefighters battling the blazes are mourning the loss of their own killed on the frontlines. we have gadi schwartz with more. >> reporter: good morning, erica. we are talking about 8,000 firefighters out there. many of them are learning for the first time this morning that one of their own has been killed in the line of duty. tragedy overnight. the u.s. forest service confirming that firefighter david ruhl was killed battling a fire in the modoc national forest. an engine captain on temporary assignment assignment. in the statement, the forest service called the loss tragic and heart breaking. in northern california, a small neighborhood erupts in flames as propane tanks explode shooting fire balls into palm trees. >> it started raining fire on us. >> reporter: seven mobile homes
destroyed and on the edge of the inferno, firefighters risking their lives to save people's property. >> i heard this loud explosion and ferocious noise. >> reporter: about 70 miles away, same story, different terrain. crews moving to contain the fire that has been torching forest pines. >> we see flames in excess of 100 feet. >> reporter: the rocky fire is the biggest at 18,000 acres. all across california, 23 large fires are burning in the midst of a severe drought. >> with that drought, comes dry vegetation and wind conditions make the potential for firefighting dangerous. >> reporter: the governor declared a state of emergency and national guard to help crews on the ground. this morning, firefighters start another dangerous day of trying to contain the flames.
and this weekend's weather is expected to make conditions more dangerous. red flag warnings issued in the northern part of the state and dry thunderstorms, the worst kind for firefighters are expected to bring heavy lightning and strong wind. erica. >> gadi schwartz, thank you. to the extreme heat which is making matters worse for the firefighters out west. if you have been pouring sweat, you are not alone. the sweltering heat breaking records in some areas with no end in sight. nbc's kristen dahlgren is live with more. >> reporter: good morning, craig. it is about 76 degrees already and going to be going up quickly. they are actually getting ready for a race here in central park which starts in an hour and a half. this morning, we have your every day joggers and cyclists out. they have to get these workouts in early because it is going back up near 90 again today.
at new york's coney island, ronaldo fuentas is joining the kids to get cool. >> you get out for ten seconds and get back out. >> reporter: the fountain or waves the best way to beat the heat for humans and their pets. >> i put them in the water to keep them cool. temperature. >> reporter: temperatures on the east coast expected to stay near 90 for the next few days. while out west, the mercury is soaring over the century mark. portland, oregon seeing the highest temperatures since 2009. >> i have my apron and soak it in water. >> reporter: seattle has now seen the most 90 degree days it has ever seen in a year. >> we got the ice cream sandwich. >> reporter: nearby beaches are setting tourism records. >> that feels better. >> reporter: scientists say the california drought is so bad, the state is deficient an entire year's worth of rain. and another danger under the
beating sun. cars quickly turning into ovens with children forgotten inside. this video shows a new jersey police officer busting into a car to save a 2-year-old left in the back. >> you left her in the car! >> sorry. sorry. >> no sorry. >> reporter: the child is okay, but the mother is charged with child endangerment. a harsh reminder just how serious this summer heat can be. and now little bit of good news. drier air here in the east will help it feel cooler than the past few days. all of this comes with warning from authorities. please check your car. make sure that you have not forgotten a child in the back. check on your neighbors, especially the elderly and stay hydrated. >> kristen, thank you. kristen mentioned the drier heat may come through, but what we want to know, dylan dreyer, when the heat wave is expected to break.
>> any relief? sight? by wednesday. temperatures dropping in the 80s. it is a dry heat in the northeast. that dehydrates you quicker. we are looking at temperatures to hover in the 80s and 90s down the east coast with the feels-like temperature in the 90s. it will stay hot through tuesday and finally especially up in boston, we will see temperatures drop back down below mid 80s. here is the set up. entire united states is under the jet stream. it is building in the pacific northwest and we are liking to break more records today. portland with the high of 99 degrees. watch what happens into monday and tuesday. temperatures slide back down into the 80s in the northwest. down across the south. it is hot. it does not look like we will break records, but it will be up round 99 to 100 degrees. anytime soon. it is also humid, too. that makes it feels like it is
closer to 105 to 110 degrees. this is an area that will feel the heat. the northwest, we will feel the heat break tomorrow, monday and tuesday. here, we have to wait until wednesday to get to the low 80s. >> a day we can focus on. we'll take that. dylan, thanks to have you back. we will get to the full forecast in a moment. now the wreckage on reunion island believed to be from flight mh-370. the wreckage is in france to be analyzed by a special lab as searchers continue to scour the island for more clues. we have nbc's bill neely on reunion island. bill, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, craig. from a normally quiet tourist island where they really believe they can help solve an international mystery and where a volcano has just erupted. they are optimistic here that they can find more aircraft debris. now the big piece of debris and
it is from a boeing 777, is now in the hands of aviation experts in france who believe they can unlock its secrets. they packed it carefully. every square inch of the aircraft wing flap may be vital in answering what happened to malaysia 370. the debris has now arrived in france to be analyzed at a specialist defense lab. french police are searching reunion beaches for more debris. locals are making discoveries finding pieces of plastic taken in by police as evidence. the man who found the aircraft part and a battered suitcase here finds water bottles from china and indonesia. half of the passengers were chinese. i hope to find a lot more debris to help solve this mystery, he says, but there is a problem. the truth is, there is every kind of junk on this beach. something that looks like a
machine part. this is a rubber ring from something. it could have fallen off a ship or aircraft or anything. investigators look for debris by air, too. we joined the search along the coast where finding anything more could be tough. there's 120 miles of coastline to search on this island alone. on a nearby island, it is more than 3,000 islands. there are more than two dozen islands they have to search in this general area. so all eyes on the debris they found and what it might tell us. >> we wait for the result of the verification whether it belongs to 777 or it belonged to mh-370. i think that is yet to be verified. >> reporter: these are extraordinary times on the normally sleepy tourist island. a volcano erupting. just miles from where the islanders are trying to unlock the mystery of the missing plane.
and search experts from malaysia have now landed here in reunion to help. but spare a thought for a moment for the relatives of those on board waiting for confirmation that their loved ones died in this ocean and yet unable really ever probably to know exactly how or why unless those black box flight recorders and fuselage of that plane is found. a really difficult situation for them. craig. >> so many waiting for closure. bill neely, thank you. some scary moments for pilots flying into jfk airport. sheinelle is following that story. >> good morning. federal officials are investigating two close calls with passenger jets and drones in new york. a jetblue flight reported a drone friday on approach at jfk airport. shortly afterwards, a delta flight just missed a drone 1400 feet off the ground.
it was below the plane's right wing. and some scary moments for two other flights forced to turn around after takeoff. smoke engulfed a flight after a heated mechanical part. in boston, firefighters boarded a jetblue flight after smoke in that cabin. u.s. fish and wildlife officials made contact with the american dentist wanted for killing cecil the lion. wildlife officials say a representative for walter palmer reached out to the agency thursday. we will have more in our next hour. a lockdown at the white house has been lifted after another trespassing incident. a woman was arrested friday after she reportedly jumped a bike barricade protecting the white house. she is charged with unlawful entry. two relatives of osama bin laden are dead after their plane crashed in england. the victims included osama bin
laden's stepmother and half sister. osama bin laden came from a large wealthy family, some of whom disowned him before the 9/11 attacks. the white house confirmed mullah omar is dead. the circumstances of his death remain unclear. the u.s. once had a $10 million bound bounty on his head. the wrestling world is mourning a legend. "rowdy" roddy piper had a heart attack in his sleep. hulk hogan is devastated telling tmz, he was my best friend. roddy piper was 61. we talked about this. it has been a swing of emotions for one major league baseball player. wilmer flores made headlines for
crying when he thought he was traded. but then a game-winning home run last night. >> good to see a guy love his team that much. the fans responding the way they did too. >> i think so. passionate guy. >> and they are in first place? >> bigger win. mets just two games back. we're all nationals fans here. >> oh? >> oh, we're not? >> this is the wildest turn. >> i love it. if you see the looks on the faces of the crew in the studio. let's go to weather. >> amazing sight in the sky? i learned something from you two. this blue moon we're talking about. what is the definition of blue moon? >> officially, two full moons in one month. we had the second one last night. the first on july 2nd. it is never blue unless a volcano around. it is usually reddish.
as it gets lower, the particles in the atmosphere and the light reflected in red in color. it is usually a reddish blue moon. we have more pictures. today, we have a couple of scattered showers in the southeast. we have more thunderstorms because of the stalled front through florida. very unsettled for the last several days. it will remain unsettled near florida and southern florida. we have some another hot weekend ahead. temperatures in the 70s and back to 90 degrees this afternoon. the humidity not too bad. a great beach and barbecue day. great pop up storm in the evening and overnight hours. hot sunshine and a high of 89 degrees. a little more steamy monday and dry on tuesday.
and that's your latest forecast. >> thank you. >> dylan, thanks. we are learning a bit more about hillary clinton's finances after the release of her tax returns. they show she and president clinton made more than $100 million donating $50 million to charity. this morning, we are learning more on how she is taking on jeb bush. >> reporter: in florida, the state with the ties to cuba, ended a ban on trade. >> we must decide between engagement and embargo and returning to cold war deadlock. >> reporter: such a position would have been poison, but a pew research poll show 72% favor the end of the embargo and 59% of republicans.
>> with donald trump center stage and clinton struggling on immigration. she will be fine. >> reporter: donald trump will be center stage at the republican debate. nbc's lester holt asked jeb bush if he thought trump would do well in the polls. >> i'm surprised donald trump has surged. i think he has captured the deep frustration that people feel. i get that. the lack of rule of law. >> reporter: clinton took a shot friday. he has said all americans have a right to rise, a right to social progress. >> i don't think you can credited bring say everyone has a right to rise and say you are in favor of phasing out medicare or repeals obamacare. >> reporter: on the subject of her finances, a question for both clintons, she released their tax returns since 2007. the clintons earned $140
million. they paid $44 million in federal taxes and $14 million in state and local taxes. a combined tax rate of 45.8%. they contributed nearly $15 million to charity. she is also the first candidate this year to issue a report on her health. a letter from her doctor who says her physical condition is excellent. pete williams, nbc news, washington. still to come in this half hour, a look back at the week's biggest stories and including the cincinnati police officer facing murder charges and the nfl upholding tom brady's suspension. we will look at it in the download, but first this is
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dentist who killed a beloved lion and the nfl. we begin with the clues in the search for missing flight mh-370. >> engine 370. contact. >> those were the last words from malaysia airlines flight 370 before it vanished with 239 people aboard. nearly a year and a half later, a piece of the plane may have finally been recovered. >> the first piece of debris located thousands of miles from the priority search zone off australia. >> investigators are looking at what this man found. a remains of a suitcase on the beach at the same time. in cincinnati. >> okay. i'm trying to figure out if you have a license. >> samuel dubose pulled over for a traffic stop by officer ray tensing whose body camera captured what happened next. tensing fires a single shot hitting dubose in the head. killing dubose as the car starts to move.
>> shot him. >> tensing has been indicted for murder. he pled not guilty. growing outrage against a minnesota dentist who admitted to killing one of africa's most beloved lions. >> palmer maintains he paid his guides. >> his guides have been charged with poaching. palmer is in hiding. his dental office closed. officials in zimbabwe have started extradition proceedings. >> at home, officials are asking palmer to come forward. a guilty plea by the prison worker who helped two inmates escape from a correctional facility in new york. joyce mitchell providing new details about her relationship with the convicted murderers. >> she got to know matt and sweat from the work in the tailor shop. giving them rum and coke and performing sex acts on matt. i really do love my husband. that is the reason i did not
meet matt and sweat. the nfl upholds tom brady's four-game suspension for deflategate deflategate. >> roger goodell said tom brady had his cell phone and sim card destroyed. >> to say i destroyed the phone to avoid the investigation is wrong. the arizona cardinals making history by naming jen welter as a coach. >> the cardinals share their hire on twitter. she has an arizona cardinals coaching job. and a medical first. making one little boy's dream come true. >> a few weeks ago, zion became the first child ever to receive
a double hand transplant. what will be your favorite thing to do once all of the bandages come off? >> take my sister from day care and i pick her up. >> how sweet is that? i can't wait to pick up my sister. >> beautiful story. >> kudos to the doctors at children's hospital in philadelphia. a double transplant takes a team of doctors and nurses and a whole crew of folks. >> i was amazed at what he was able to do before the surgery. >> really impressive. >> it will change his life. i'm afraid to talk to you. i don't like to bring up the subject around you. >> dylan is the biggest brady fan and pats fan. >> here's the thing, we will find out all of the false reports in court. let's wait and see what happens in court. the truth will come out. >> you should hear her in commercial break.
>> th loif it or not temperatures near 90 degrees. one problem is a few spotty storms later on this afternoon. most of us will stay dry. keep in mind we could have a brief downpour. >> clarify, i like the slip and slide but i think it has the po teshlg to hurt. we're back in 30 anyones with another update.
with me if your life depended on it it. >> we are back on this saturday morning. champ ronda rousey has written a book and undefeated in her sport and has a huge fight tonight in brazil. i spent some time with her in her gym in california to see what it is like to get in the octagon. she is fierce. she is as intense as she seems. the fight tonight, we should note she is heavily favored to win that fight. >> she is running out of people. >> we may have to put you out there. >> what? for an easy win for her? how about i cheer her on. and our friends out on the plaza. we will head out and say hello on this warm august day. >> not as humid. >> a dry heat.
>> we'll take it. lots more on the weather, but coming up in this half hour, would you be able to spot someone drowning in a pool? jeff rossen will tell us what to look out for. and we begin with a multimillion dollar wrongful death lawsuit against the fbi. it comes from the sister of james dimaggio. an attorney for dimaggio's sister said the fbi did not respond appropriately. the lawsuit may wind up bringing hannah's victim into a courtroom. nbc's joe fryer has more. >> reporter: james was accused of kidnapping teenager hannah anderson and murdering two of his relatives when he was shot by fbi. now dimaggio's sister is filing a lawful death claim against the fbi. >> she knows he was not one to
shoot at an fbi agent. >> reporter: investigators say two years ago, dimaggio killed her mother and brother and setting fire to the home in california. he was accused of abducting anderson and triggering a multistate manhunt. >> did you feel in fear of your life? >> he threatened me. if i ever tried to run that he would kill me and whoever tried to help. >> reporter: they were found in the idaho wilderness where he was killed with a confrontation with fbi agents. his attorney says he should not have been killed. he only fired his gun in the air as a call for help. >> the fbi has released some information, not much. when you put it all together, there are too many unanswered questions. >> reporter: prosecutors say the agents acted reasonably. the department of justice will review the claim and respond in the appropriate manner. meanwhile, hannah anderson's family declined to comment.
she just turned 18 and about to start college, but could have to testify in a deposition. >> it is almost always difficult for victims to relive their ordeal. ultimately your testimony can be compelled. that means according to the court, the search for truth is more important than understandable personal discomfort with testifying. >> reporter: ready to start a new chapter in her life, hannah anderson may soon have to relive part of her part in court. for "today," joe fryer, nbc news, los angeles. dylan is out on the plaza with another check of the weather. >> good morning. we are watching storms for the midwest. some storms in iowa and this area of low pressure and the fronts associated with it will trigger rain. golf-ball sized hail and winds with isolated tornadoes. tomorrow will push a little farther east.
we are looking for a chance of stronger storms in chicago and detroit. major cities under the gun tomorrow. possibly tornadoes, but larger hail and damaging winds. in the southeast, scattered showers and storms and in the southwest, monsoonal moisture. elsewhere. it is hot across the country. in the northwest and northeast too. speaking of the northeast, here in new york city, we have five sisters celebrating your birthday. 50 years old today. >> yes. >> how does it feel? >> old. >> you don't look it. i hope you are good morning everyone. off to a great start. another hot day. great beach day ahead. day planner 76 right now. up to 86 by lunchtime. today's high temperature 90 degrees. pop up showers and storms throughout the afternoon. mostly dry. not a wash out.
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this morning on "rossen reports" helping keep your kids safe at the pool this summer. would you know what to do if someone was drowning? "today's" correspondent jeff rossen is down in miami with more. >> reporter: good morning. here we are in the middle of the summer and spending a lot of time around the swimming pool. we know how hard it is to keep track of everybody in here. especially children. did you know that accident at drowning is the number one killer of children ages 1 to 4 and children are ten times more likely to be killed by a pool than a gun. would you know how to spot someone who is drowning and could you rescue him? give me two minutes and i'll show you how to save a life today. right now, a child is drowning in this pool. can you spot him? i'll give you a second. can't find him?
don't feel bad. i couldn't either. let me zoom all the way in. there he is. just went off that tube. it happens that fast. even in a packed pool like this. luckily a lifeguard spots him and saves his life. so this summer with kids and adults jumping in, all of us need to be ready. >> silent and quick. >> reporter: jeff thompson is a certified lifeguard. >> i thought anyone was drowning, they would flail around. >> that is not the case. they can't breathe. >> what does it look like when someone is drowning? >> their feet look like they are climbing upstairs and all of the action is occurring under the water. no splashing. it looks similar to this. >> it looks like you're just relaxing on your back except you are vertical. what do you do if you notice someone drowning? we are about to show you.
i'll play the victim here. jeff shows us how to do it. >> you want to scream for somebody to call 911. don't jump in the water. use a pool skimmer. >> that's a critical tip. keep your pool skimmer handy. >> grab them by the wrists and pull out of the water. and roll them over. start cpr. >> in the movies, they go mouth-to-mouth. >> we don't want to do that. do chest compressions. find the base of the rib cage. you place one heel there and the other hand on top of it lacing your fingers. compression the chest. >> this looks like it could hurt somebody. >> it can break ribs, but it keeps them alive. >> reporter: it sounds like a cliche, but seconds do matter. especially in a drowning. doctors say it comes down to how long the brain goes without oxygen. your ability to identify a drowning victim and get them out
the right way could mean the difference with a normal life, brain damage or death. hope this helps. back to you. >> it does help. jeff rossen. thank you. >> and the pool skimmer. he said don't jump in. >> keep it handy. up next, a life long dream for two pilots with a very familiar connection. we'll explain after these messages. every auto insurance policy has a number. but not every insurance company understands the life behind it. those who have served our nation. have earned the very best service in return. usaa. we know what it means to serve. get an auto insurance quote and see why 92% of our members plan to stay for life.
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back on a saturday morning with the story of one daughter following in her dad's footsteps. they are both pilots and fulfilled a life long dream. nbc's john yang has more. >> reporter: for scott and jen bern every day is take your daughter to workday. he's an american airlines captain. a 25-year veteran. she has been an american airlines first officer for a year. recently he made the flight announcement both had long hoped for. >> normally, ladies and gentlemen, when i'm in the cockpit and my first officer looks a lot like me.
today, i have a 28-year-old young lady my daughter. >> reporter: in the cockpit, it was all business as they went through the pre-flight check list and followed by takeoff with jen at the controls. >> we realized we can relax and realize who we're flying with. >> reporter: after an hour and a half, as pilot and co- pilot, it was time for jen's landing. >> i wanted it to be smooth. >> she did a beautiful landing. i could not help but smile and say that was beautiful. >> i was glad it went well and seeing my dad's expression was priceless. >> reporter: and mom could not have been happier either. >> a life long dream. i could not have been prouder. >> reporter: of the three of you, who had the biggest thrill that flight? >> i guess it could be each of us. to realize a dream i had since i was 8 was pretty amazing. >> reporter: believe it or not,
dad wasn't always sold on the idea of jen following in his footsteps. >> it's tough to raise a family. maybe you should be a physical therapy. >> dad, i know what i want to do. i want to be a pilot. >> mom was a booster from the beginning. >> it was a positive thing to know you work hard and you can get your goals. >> reporter: captain and first officer bern hope to share the cockpit again soon. >> you don't want everybody to be smarter than you. but it is your daughter. you like that. >> reporter: a father/daughter dream 20 years in the making finally taking flight. for "today," john yang, nbc news, chicago. >> that's a great story. mom's in the back of the plane. knowing they are both going to do great, but a certain amount that is nerve wracking. coming up this morning, move over grumpy cat.
lots of happy faces on the plaza, ladies, but have you heard of this new thing? it is called resting grumpy face. >> i heard a version of it. >> we did a segment on it last year. >> it is my face 100%. >> no. sheinelle is in the orange room with a face you have to see to love. >> do you guys remember grumpy cat from a few years ago? she came on our show. this morning, she has grumpy competition. let me introduce you to earl the grumpy puppy. he is a puggle.
after earl's picture posted on reddit, people could not get enough. he called it earl the grumpy puppy. earl has over 18,000 followers. here are some of his close ups. look at his face. it is like he's posing. don't be fooled by earl's looks. he is actually a friendly puppy who loves to meet new people. he looks grumpy because of an underbite and wrinkles. >> i think he is adorable. >> i don't think he's grumpy. >> i think he's sweet. i think he looks like et. there's a picture where he looks like et. >> he grows on you. he is a cute grumpy pup. still how's it progressing with the prisoner? he'll tell us everything he knows very shortly, sir.
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temperatures in the 70s now. we could have an isolated thunder shower later on this afternoon. mostly dry. do not cancel any of your plans. overnight 71 for your low and tomorrow another beautiful beach day. sunshine and clouds and a high temperature of 89 degrees for sunday. the best part is humidity not too bad this weekend. it's comfortable and a dryish heat out there. that changes on monday. muggy monday with storms and drying out again on tuesday. back in 30 minutes with another update. a popular summer treat. i'm gus rosendale now back to the today show.
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the fires on the front lines in california has claimed the life of a fire captain and father of two. this morning, more than 8 thundershowers ,000 continues to battle the blazes. boiling point. this weekend, temperatures are expected to soar. in some areas out west, they would be over 100 degrees. and the 9 # 00 degrees in the east could make you feel better. and facebook executive mark zuckerberg and his family are expecting a baby. this comes as the couple suffered some miscarriages. how that is helping thousands of others. welcome back to "today" on this 1st saturday in august. a very warm saturday morning.
i'm craig melvin alongside erica hill and dylan dreyer and rowdy crowd on the plaza. >> we have a great crowd out here. it's not so bad right here right now. a lot of other areas in the country will get hit hard. >> especially the northwest. i have family in the northwest. they are dealing with insane heat. >> the good news is it will break some time this weekend. you will fill us in on that. we are following sheinelle who is dealing with a tragic death >> good morning. burning in the west. we have gadi schwartz with more. >> reporter: good morning, sheinelle. tragedy overnight. firefighter david ruhl died in
the forest service calls this tragic and heart breaking. the rocky fire is the biggest concern to firefighters. it has burned more than 18,000 acres so far. with the dry vegetation and wind conditions make the potential for firefighting dangerous. the governor has declared the state of emergency. he is ordering national guard helicopters to help crews on the ground. all of this, this morning, firefighters start another dangerous day trying to contain the flames with the new that one of their own has lost his life. back to you in the studio. >> gadi, thank you. the union representing the university of cincinnati police officer indicted on murder charges is demanding his job back. they filed a grievance on ray tensing's behalf claiming the university fired him without due process. tensing is accused of murdering
samuel dubose earlier this month. the two other officers who responded to the call will not face charges. this as reports tensing had another controversial run-in with drivers last year that may have been caught on video. the update on the texas police officer involved in the arrest of a woman who died in police custody. the trooper was reportedly warned of unprofessional conduct last year and apparently given written counselling. sandra bland found dead in her jail cell three days after the traffic stop in what police say was suicide by hanging. an account her family disputes. as if sky diving is not hard enough, try doing it in a crowd of 164. 164 joined hands over the skies of illinois. traveling at speeds of up to 240 miles per hour. can you imagine? it took the team 14 attempts to
build a giant flower. beating the 2012 world record. would you do it? >> i have done it. >> you made a flower in the sky? >> all by himself. >> i have done it. >> i don't think you could pay me enough. >> would you do it. >> it is addicting. >> i did it twice. >> not happening. >> we should get you in a plane. >> no. >> third time's a charm. >> let's not tempt fate. in addition to the heat, there is a hurricane. >> out in the pacific. a quiet atlantic hurricane season. in the pacific, we have hurricane guermo. hawaii needs to be concerned about this one. we are dealing with the heat wave in the northeast. three consecutive days with temperatures up around 90 days. washington, d.c. should hit 92 today. it stays hot until tuesday. wednesday we cool off. in the pacific northwest, it is
record breaking hot. in oregon, 102 in roseberg. portland should break a record of 92. we are looking for temperatures to cool off into monday and tuesday in the pacific northwest as highs drop in the 80s. this is a category two hurricane in the pacific right now. winds are now up to 105 miles per hour. it is exacted to make its way closer and closer to hawaii. watch what happens as it moves over cooler waters. it should downgrade to a category one hurricane by monday and a tropical storm as it passes north of the big island wednesday night. we will see the rough surf. it should be a tropi good morning everyone. lots of sunshine out there now. temperatures warm in the 70s already as we take a look at your day planner. headed back to the upper 80s to
low 90s today. sunny and 76 right now. back to 86 by lunchtime. couple of showers possible today. not going to ruin your plans. keep them in tack. beautiful day outside. tomorrow heat continues for tomorrow. sunshine and a high of 89 degrees. and that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you. still no sign this morning of the american dentist who killed cecil the lion in zimbabwe. meanwhile, we are learning more hunting. nbc's kelly cobiella is in london with more on that. >> reporter: craig, good morning. big game hunting is legal in zimbabwe and many other countries in africa with the proper permits. officials say palmer wasn't following the rules. the killing of cecil the lion was illegal. the zimbabwe government says and they want walter palmer to be extradited.
the minnesota dentist still in hiding. his local guide told the telegraph newspaper the two were upset when they realized they killed a protected lion. he said we took the head and skin as the client paid for the trophy. he said palmer wanted to kill an elephant next, but couldn't find one big enough. trophy hunting is legal in 11 african countries. every year, tourists kill animals. including 600 lions and 600 elephant elephants. even the black rhion is fair game. over 95% of americans are against hunting any animal in danger of extinction. over half of big game trophies go to american hunters. they pay tens of thousands of dollars. money they argue goes toward helping animal populations. jason hunts in south africa, but only kills what locals eat.
>> these animals are providing food. a lifestyle. jobs for unfortunate people over there. a lot of the hunting stuff falls back into the community. >> reporter: most conservationists agree. >> trophy hunting can be conducted sustainably and can contribute to conservation. >> reporter: while paying to kill brings in millions, paying to simply see the animals is worth billions. safari tourism or nature tourism is worth $25 billion a year in africa. as for palmer, this morning, there is more backlash against the dentist. betty white and arnold schwarzenegger both weighing in. white called the lion's death heart breaking and schwarzenegger said, stop killing big cats. craig. >> kelly cobiella for us. kelly, thank you. this morning, there will be no search at sea for two 14-year-olds who disappeared after going on a fishing trip a
week ago. the coast guard says they are done looking. boys' parents are not giving up hope. nbc's kerry sanders in florida with more. >> reporter: good morning. the reason there are no official searches doesn't mean there are no searches. there are planes over the atlantic this morning looking for the two missing boys, but not from the u.s. coast guard. they are volunteers who have taken to the skies as well as boats to see if they can find the missing children. these two 14-year-old boys. their efforts are funded by a go fund me site that has in excess of $368,000. on day eight of an all-out search for 14-year-old friends perry cohen and austin stephanos. the coast guard said at sunset friday night, the search ended. >> this is particularly painful. >> reporter: for the boys
parents who have not given up hope they are still alive, the effort to find them remains active. only now with volunteers in boats and planes. >> we continue to appreciate everybody's support in this critical time. we know there is a window here. we will do everything we can to bring these boys hope. >> reporter: the two best friends set out a week ago from jupiter, florida. without parental permission, the coast guard feels the boys were headed to the bahamas to fish and hit by a squall. you see by cell phone video, other boaters raced to shore. as the teens headed out. the 19-foot boat was found capsized north of jupiter. the engine cover was missing and cooler and life vests. the coast guard searched for the boys which lasted a full seven days.
>> hundreds of people searched thousands of miles because we're committed to finding austin and perry. >> reporter: by way of comparison, in other u.s. coast guard searches where they were unsuccessful in finding people missing in south florida waters, those searches lasted two to three days. erica. >> kerry sanders, thank you. still to come on "today," amy schumer is on vacation visa checkout is such an easy way to pay online. enter your username and password. a few clicks. and check out. simple as that. no re-entering payment and billing info. you feel like you're one step ahead. sign up for visa checkout. visa. everywhere you want to be. the kids are asleep. look what i got. oh my froot loops!
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back on a saturday morning now with what's trending today. i like to give you the buzzy stories. congratulations in order. facebook ceo mark zuckerberg and his wife pricilla are expecting a baby. he expected to share this with his followers that his wife and he suffered a miscarriage. he posted you feel so hopeful when you learn you are going to have a child. dreaming of hopes for their future and then they're gone. it's a lonely experience. the response to the openness is overwhelming. 87,000 comments so far from women and men who are sharing their own fertility struggles. >> he made a good point. a lot of times you feel you have done something wrong. a lot of people in that
situation can relate. it is great to open up that conversation. >> i had no idea how many people had experienced such a thing until we started to have a child. >> and people who don't have anybody to talk to. >> good deal. >> great way to open that discussion. what would you do if a bald eagle got in your face. i mean right in your face? probably caught off guard, right? prince charles certainly was. we have photo evidence. he and camilla were at an event when the army air corps mascot startled them. we have a host of memes. sharknado took over england. they'll never let travolta live that kiss down. and the famous trump combover. and even the force was working against the prince. >> i think i'd run. >> i know.
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there's this one. a video that has gone viral. we introduce you now and you're welcome. to a pomeranian puppy with the most adorable sneeze. [ sneezes erratically ] >> you call that adorable? >> the pomeranian should be checked. >> you could not see craig, but he jumped like prince charles. >> that's not what i was expecting. >> i guess the dog is cleared. >> that's a way of looking at it. two new gal pals taking the world by storm. sheinelle has more on that and a few other things in the "pop start." #bff. >> move over taylor swift and your bff. hollywood besties. jennifer lawrence and amy schumer on vacation.
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it is 8:26 as we take a live look at lower manhattan, it is 76 degrees on this saturday, august 1st. good morning. a water main break caused quiet a mess in brooklyn that caused water rushing across. it caused temporary delays on multiple subway lines. workers had to dig up a couple of streets to see how badly the pipe is damaged. thousands of workers may be ready to walk off the job. the contract between verizon and 37,000 union workers is to expire at midnight. the accompany has rortedly trained 15,000 nonunion workers in case of a strike. an american farrow will be back on the track. ready to race again. he'll run at tomorrow's invitational.
record crowds expected to watch. j-transit adding extra trains. if you don't want to travel, you can watch it here on nbc 4. >> today we could see a little bit of rain. 90 degrees for your high temperature today. good beach day. nice sun and clouds. chance of pop up shower this afternoon. not everyone is going to see rain. mostly dry for everyone. get out and enjoy it. still hot but not too humid or muggy. we're near 90 again tomorrow. lots of sunshine. 89 for your high temperature. humidity not too bad. the mugginess does return on monday and stays hot through tuesday. hot stretch coming. >> today in new york begins in about 30 minutes. for now we're headed back to weekend today.
the way you look tonight oh, my, my >> we're from naples, florida and it's our dad's birthday. >> we're from louisiana. go tigers! "today." >> we love craig. >> best day ever. >> love for craig melvin on the plaza today. >> those are family members. we have so much fun when when come out on the plaza. >> we have to tell you, let me tell you, a good crowd on the plaza changes everything. >> yes, it does. make some noise one more time. >> nice to have you with us on saturday morning as we welcome the month of august. august 1st already. it is going to get steamy later in the day. everywhere in the country.
hour. have you heard of ronda rousey? >> yeah. >> she is probably the toughest female fighter out there right now. undefeated champion of the ufc. biggest name in mixed martial arts right now. don't let the harsh exterior fool you. she says she cries all the time. we will show you what happened when i get -- you know what? >> when she made you cry? >> a video that makes me look like i got my butt kicked. not for 12 straight minutes. >> coming up in just seconds. then, there have been so many stories in the news about police officers and troubles within the communities within which they work. we found a great story where the police and community are coming together on the water. if you are ready to blast the ac and curl up with a great book, we have the next "gone girl" to the next thriller starring matt damon.
we have that and a lot more. before we get to that, we want to say hello to steve guttenberg. >> i watch you every weekend. you have a great show. >> we went over that in our meeting. >> i'm in my pajamas right now. >> you are also here not because you love "weekend today," because things are going well for you. "lavalantula." >> i love. from us. channel. >> 11 million people turned in? >> i have a spider with me right now. >> no, no, no, no! movies.
we are looking forward to the sequel. >> in the sequel you reunite with a lot of people from "police academy?" >> yeah. patrick renna. i was lucky to have my friends working on the show. we have another encore show on august 8th at 2:00 on the syfy channel. if you like spiders. >> curl up. >> you don't mind if i put a spider in your dressing room? >> the plastic spider. >> you can put that in dylan's room. >> you don't mind, dylan? >> no. >> the tarantulas get a bad deal. they are friendly and furry. they are easy to work with. they don't eat much. except a little skin. >> congratulations on the success. >> thank you. it is syfy, a brother and sister of the nbc family.
>> we are all in the family. can you give us a few details on "2 lava 2 lantula?" >> it will take place in chicago or dallas. i'm going to be in it or i'm not going to be in it. >> there may be tarantulas. >> it might be on at 8:00 or it might be on at 9:00. does everybody want to see a show? you have a beautiful audience. >> thanks for coming by. thanks so much. >> thank you so much. >> we're excited for the next one. >> we'll be back. there will be one in the dressing room. dylan, how about a check on the weather before the check on the tarantulas? >> i'm not going g ing in my dressing room. we have scattered showers in florida. monsoonal moisture in the southwest. strong storms in iowa and minnesota and southwestern parts of wisconsin and northwestern illinois. tomorrow, we will see that
slight risk of stronger storms move into the southern great lakes. it does include chicago and detroit. biggest threat for large hail and damaging wind gusts. we cannot rule out an isolated tornado. it is thanks dylan. good morning everyone. lots of sunshine out there. as we start the first weekend of august, beautiful start out there. looking at the day planner, 76 degrees and warm outside right now. it is going to be a beach day even though we have a slight chance for a shower or storm later on today. most of the day is dry and hot but not too muggy. feels okay. high temperature of 90 degrees. up to 89 again tomorrow. another beautiful day for sunday. starting to get muggy monday with the high in the low 90s. and who says wrangler's not here on the weekends? >> where are you from? >> connecticut. >> you saw stuff like this in connecticut? >> we have that. >> i love it. nice.
wrangler's here on the weekend. >> america's most popular dog. mixed martial arts dominant star ronda rousey beat out floyd mayweather. she was named best female athlete beating out serena williams. she is looking to fight undefeated tonight in brazil. i caught up with her in california at her gym where she introduced me to the famous arm bar. >> ronda rousey's dominance is a sight to behold, but you better look fast. her last three fighting championship bouts have lasted a combined 96 seconds. >> the quickest finish in ufc championship history. >> reporter: she has never lost. 11-0. >> i want to be that one fighter that remains undefeated and dominant throughout their entire career.
there are a lot of fighters out there with a rise. >> reporter: rousey started in judo and won bronze for team usa in beijing. she returned to california and grew tired of partying and bouncing between dead-end jobs. that is when she discovered mixed martial arts. she remembers the day she told her mother she wanted to start competing in the no-holds bar style fighting. >> she looked at me and goes, that's the stupidest [ bleep ] thing i heard in my life. >> reporter: she has become one of the biggest names in the sport dominated by men. she has train skended the sport. starring in two movies this year. >> his parties bore me to death. >> reporter: writing a best selling book and gracing magazine covers. but despite it all. >> i cry all the time.
>> reporter: really? >> i'm a huge crier. to be a fighter, you have to be passionate. >> reporter: the perception and the real ronda? how people perceive you, is that off in some way? >> i'm a lot more calm and laid back in person and i have to be a salesman and entertain era er a lot of the time. no one wants to see me sitting on the couch with my dog. >> reporter: opponents never see the softer side of ronda rousey. they are introduced to this. i had to see if the hype was real. what if i try something like that? okay. all right. >> that's the next one. >> and if i? that's the sleeper. >> reporter: what she's known for is the legendary arm bar. forcing women who don't want to lose an arm to force into
submission before it snaps. >> one way is to hold your hand like you want to keep it. with your other hand. >> and i go backwards. >> that's how you get them. >> and i don't use any muscle. you hug the arm. >> don't make me tap-out on tv. >> didn't you sign a waiver when you came in here? you have to tap-out. >> all right. all right. it wasn't a whole tap. >> don't try to play it off. it's okay. >> i like my arm. >> did it hurt? >> oh, yeah, it hurt. she dialed it down. her fight tonight against a woman in brazil. she is also undefeated. talk about the staredown. wait until you go face-to-face. they don't like each other. there is some history there.
that fight is on pay-per-view. >> we don't know what she was saying. >> it wasn't nice. >> ronda rousey is a real deal. >> we have more footage. i know you find that shocking. >> of course you do. >> what was this called? >> this is akin to the sleeper. if you keep that on someone long enough. it passes you out. her last three fights, the other opponent hasn't been able to executes a move because she puts them in the arm bar. >> she is on them so quickly? >> right. >> they can't react? >> last three combined 93 seconds. >> that's a great piece. >> thank you. thank you very much. i'm glad i made it back. thanks for having me. >> your wife and son are especially happy. up next, some of the best new books you want to get on your summer reading list. but first these messages. i sure had a lot on my mind when i got out of the hospital after a dvt blood clot. what about my family? my li'l buddy? and what if this happened again? i was given warfarin in the hospital but i wondered if this was the
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i cannot read scary books. we have something for everybody. the first one up, we're hearing could be the next "gone girl." >> i feel every time a book comes out lately, everybody says it is the next "gone girl." no one is allowed to say that, except me. this is the next "gone girl." it has girl in the title. it's a gripping story about a woman with a great job in magazines and handsome fiancee. the month leading up to the wedding, she finds the documentary is made. reese witherspoon optioned it for a movie. anyone who could go on to write a book. >> did you see anything she is basing this on me? >> a few things. yes. >> interesting. we will have to put that on the list. next one for space nerds. >> have you ever fantasized
about what it is like to be left behind on mars? >> sometimes. more of jupiter. mars is fine. >> it is an astronaut who is left behind on a mission to mars. he is there left to survive. it will be a huge movie with matt damon. i love to read the book before the movie. it is a great read. it is rare to see guys reading these days. >> it is such a great story. he didn't start out. >> he was a blogger. it became this viral sensation. it is a great book. the movie tie-in. >> looking forward to that. a post apocalyptic tale this morning. >> i don't like the end of the world fiction. this has been named the best of the yearbook list by "entertainment weekly" and npr. it is about the georgia flu epidemic and within a month, civilization changed forever.
it is how humans turned to art. it's a great read. >> i heard a couple of things about it. it sounds great. >> so for someone looking for that perfect chick lit, don't want to think about it, enjoy myself beach read. >> the two reigning are jane green "summer secrets." and "the rumor" over the one summer. >> and you are sitting in adirondack shares on the beach. sold and sold. we have the chick lits. laugh out loud read? >> this is in the spirit of "running with scissors." it is a gay man with his larger than life texas mom. it is funny, but heartwarming too. >> i like the sound of that. short stories. this can be great if your kids are running around. >> you dip it.
they are rather dark. "providence n oir." i have a story in there. it is a man who keeps his wife's ashes in a pig cookie jar. >> that has my name all over it. >> and dr. seuss book "what pet should i get?" they found it after his death. they are publishing it this summer. i wanted to mention it. >> all great choices. nice to have you here. thanks for coming in. we will send it over to sheinelle in the orange room with "today's" person laza fan. >> a life hack to make your next summer road trip easier.
have you ever been in a car and you don't know which side the gas tank is on? which ever way the arrow points on the fuel gauge, that's the side of the car you should pump your gas on. would you like one more? >> i would. >> let me give you one. after a long trip, your car might smell stale. do you take road trips? >> we do. >> you can take a look at this. get dryer sheets and stuff a few in the air vents or keep an open box under your seat so the smell lasts up to three months. isn't that cool? >> definitely. >> a pine tree thing you hang. >> it would smell better. >> here is your moment. take it away. >> still to come on "today," an unlikely pairing in the most unlikely place. >> but first this is "today" on nbc.
morning with the look now at how police and communities they watch over are coming together in an unusual pairing. >> as nbc's kerry sanders shows you barriers are being broken thanks to a chinese sport. >> reporter: there is a rhythm on the water that goes beyond the drum beat. even the teens and adults admit they were an unlikely match. take marlin mcclain. as in officer marlin mcclain. his patrol in one of orlando's tough urban neighborhoods. the neighborhood where his teenage teammates live. >> they look at us like the enemy. >> reporter: 17-year-old says the image he had of cops before they became paddling partners was from youtube videos showing angry confrontations or getting stopped by police as he walked in his neighborhood. >> you know, when you are in
certain neighborhoods, the neighborhood i grew up here, only time you see cops is when somebody's doing bad. >> reporter: look at them now. >> ready and focused. >> attention. >> reporter: in chicago, recently, competing as a team where officers and teens are now friends. >> you feel you accomplished something. you work with people your age and not your age. particularly officers. >> reporter: as much as you are learning, they are learning. >> they are regular also. they want to help us as much as they want to help them. >> reporter: dragon boats date back 2,000 years to china with ancient lesson that carries into modern life. >> it is a team sport. you learn to give up self for the good of the team. >> i'm having fun. >> there are kids that step up and want to do great things here. you can see it. >> reporter: maybe once they
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violent start in brook len. >> four shootings in three different precincts. i'm andrew. i'll have a live report. >> and can you hear me now? check back after midnight. verizon and its workers are hours away from a big dead line. >> hot start to the weekend. temperatures near 80 degrees in spots. not too muggy but when do we see the humidity come back? good morning. i'm gus rosendale. >> and i'm carrie berry. today in new york is next.
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live from studio 3c in rockefeller center, this is today in new york. >> new this morning, gun violence in brooklyn takes at least one life and puts several other people in the hospital. >> and a final fair well this morning to a young woman whose life was cut tragically short. >> and mystery solved. investigators at a french lab will have a busy weekend analyzing debris believed to be from the missing malaysia airlines flight. good morning and welcome back to today in new york. >> i'm carrie berry in for pat battle this morning. it is 76 degrees and the humidity for the most part is taking a break. i'm on board and supportive of this change, rrk a aphy. >> most of us are. hot weekend ahead. comfortable humidity. that's the good news. we're tracking a few showers and
storms later on this afternoon. not a wash out. you do not need to cancel any plans. lots of sunshine for long island. looking good down the jersey shore as well. interior also enjoying lots of sunshine. near 80 and up to 79 already. it's a warm start and will be another hot day. again, as carrie mentioned not a hot humid day. 90 degrees and mixture of clouds and storms throughout the day. saturday. we'll take a look at the complete forecast coming up. starting to be a busy weekend >> it is. they're investigating a rash of shootings overnight at several different locations. andrew live at the scene. one of the shootings this morning. >> good morning. carrie and gus, behind me you can see the cards that mark a
lot of bullets found by crime scene investigators this morning. smith died in a shooting here outside the houses. there was so much gun fire, i want to show you take a look at parking lot, there's a bullet lodged in the front hood of this mini van. an indication of how much shooting was going on. as i indicated with the yellow placards, at least 34 shell casings found so far. reports of gunshots heard and we told you already one of them was fatal and 24-year-old donell smith died as a result of the shooting. crime scene investigators have been on the scene all morning. there was a shooting connected to this one that happened within the confines of the 63rd precinct here and in other parts of brooklyn, there were at least two other shootings. one in the 7 1st precinct and one in the 61st.
neither of the cases did the victims end up with injuries. this makes for a violent night. started around 11:00 p.m. into the early morning hours. none of the precincts are in the zones that are in the summer all out program which flooded the region with hundreds of extra officers back at the start of june. this will get the attention of police officials. the shooting here, you can see some of it was underneath the scaffolding behind me. major bebloz de blasio wants as many of these taken down because he sees them as magnets for crime. we're live, sending it back to you guys. >> andrew, thank you. later this morning friends and family members expected to say