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kerry. yes, two teenagers. both 19 years old. a male and female are being questioned here at the precinct. they tracked them down on east end avenue near gracie mansion. take a look at the video from last night. this was of the scene last night where the mayor lives. much of east end avenue was closed off last night. police officers were carrying shields. a female officer, a member of the mayor's security team was hit by a pellet gun in the lower back. it happened as she was getting out of an unmarked car in front of the mansion. we're told she's expected to be okay. police later found the two teenagers in a building on east end avenue and took them into custody. there were also reports of buildings near biff with windows shattered by pellet guns. as for the mayor, i was in brooklyn at the time of the shooting. michael and kerry, no word on
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nay motive, whether it was a prank or something for more serious. >> we'll check in with you throughout the morning. thank you. it's coming up on 5:04. time for a check of weather and traffic on the 4s. raphi, if you're look to go go to the beach or pool, good day to do it? >> it's warm and summery out there. muggy as well. if you have to go to work, that's not so great. you can see, dealing with that stickiness. tomorrow is muggy as well. chance for a few showers and storms later on tonight into tomorrow morning. we have a gorgeous stretch of weather towards the end of the week. hewerere's a live look at storm tracker. quiet in new york city. no rain for us. no rain in the hudson valley. patchy fog to the west of town. watch out for that. we've seen showers through the east end of long island. checking in with our friends in the hamptons. showers moving through. not a lot of heavy rain but you want the umbrella just in case. a few hours to the west of town as you head home. main lip after 6:00, 7:00 p.m. the seven-day forecast, we'll
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look at that in a few, lauren has a look at the commute. earlier we had a closure on route 88. now there's a closure in the hillsborough area. a tractor-trailer struck the overpass there. continue to keep you posted. no report of problems on the rails because of this. 7 trains, this is a new problem. main street bound 7 trains running express from 74th street to will et cetera point. that's due to signal problems. the asmain lines look on or close to schedule. you need to move your cars today. alternate side are in effect. more weather and traffic on the 4s. >> thank you, lauren. new this morning, spectacular video of explosions that set a u.s. military warehouse on fire in japan. that's crazy. that's at the general depot about 25 miles outside of tokyo. thankfully, we're hearing nobody was hurt. but that fire burned for hours.
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of the building is gone. the warehouse was said to hold canisters like gas and nitrogen and oxygen. an indy car driver is in a coma following a horrific crash in pennsylvania. the driver, justin wilson. he's listed now in critical condition during a crash at pocono raceway. he was apparent live hit in the head with a large piece of debris from another car that was airborne. driver, ryan hunter-reay won the race. however his winner's circle celebration was subdued. two siblings facing assault charges after a scuffle with police in a brooklyn park. aaron gardner and his emt sister were breaking up a large crowd in bedford-stuyvesant. janice threw a punch at her. when they tried to take her into custody, her brother punched them. markets overseas are
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tumbling this morning. cnbc's landon dowdy is watching it for us. landon, we saw the start friday. people were hoping that the weekend would be a circuit breaker. not the case, huh? >> not the case. what a rough week. another day, another decline. we can expect to see more red arrows at the opening bell. tumbling 531 points. that's the worst day in four years. that was set by worries in china that could affect the rest of the world. the fed will hike interest rates and the continued slide in oil prices. crude is trading below $30 a barrel. that's the earliest since 2009. asian markets fell sharply. the biggest decline in two years. shanghai, though, 8% to a 5-month low. european markets are all in the red by more than 2%. michael, if you're an individual -- you want to stick to bonds and cash. >> landon, it's interesting.
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on cnbc.com they were talking about $40 a barrel for oil prices. good for consumers, bad for the oil industry. >> we're really not seeing a big drop in oil prices like in oil. it's below $39 a barrel. the average is $2.71 that's because of what we're seeing in the midwest right now. not going to see a big change in oil prices as of yet. that, of course, big concern of the oversupply globally. >> landon, thanks very much. we'll be watching this all day long at cnbc. thanks again. in new jersey, state police want help in finding the operator of a boat involved in a hit-and-run crash out on the water. police say the boat rammed into another vessel and sped off about 10:00 last night on lake hopatcong in jefferson township. this happened near the mason street pub area. this was the boat that was struck. you can see it's badly damaged. two to five people on it were badly injured. it's described as a large white cabin cruiser with an aluminum prop.
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if you have any information, you're asked to give police a call. a suspected car thief under arrest after being tracked down by his alleged victim. police say that andrew boresni stole her truck. used a couple of the credit cards. ed cards were being used in river head. she went to look for her truck. she found it outside of a 7-eleven and had her son detain him until police arrived. firefighters in new jersey have the call for safety regulations regulations. the fire that destroyed the apartment complex in edge water last january, that major fire shows why the state's uniform construction code should be changed. they want the code to limit the size of lightweight wood framed buildings. also require a full sprinkle protection throughout those buildings. >> we need this change and we need it now. we were promised these changes seven months ago.
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we are now looking to see the politicians in the state to deliver on those promises. >> no one was seriously injured in the fire in edge water but a thousand people lost their homes in that major, major fire. up next, americans honored. the heroes that are being credited with bringing down a gunman on a train. they received france's highest honor. later, if your iphone foe those are coming out blurry, it may not be your fault. it's not my fault. how you can fix the problem. >> i don't have an iphone. what's my problem? plus your weather and traffic on the 4s. you're watching "today in new york."
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welcome back. it's 5:13. here are four things to know this morning. police are questioning two teenagers in the pellet gun shooting that injured a member of mayor de blasio's security detail. the female nypd officer was treated at a hospital and released.
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turmoil oversea that is could cause more problems for wall street. overnight, stocks slid once again in asia. right now, dow futures are down more than 300 points. >> fastrack service changes resuming tonight on the 1, the 2 and the 3 subway lines. there will be no trains between 34th street, penn station and south ferry, atlantic avenue. barclays center. that is between 10:00 and 5:00 in the morning. friday. >> rejoining the mets in philadelphia tonight. the veteran third baseman hasn't played since april -- after dealing with a spinal condition as well as a hamstring injury. hopefully they'll get in for the final run. >> wishing them the best. it's 5:14 and time for weather and traffic on the 4s. hey, raphi. >> good morning. to west of town, it's mild and muggy out there. look at the visibility tracking this mainly to the west. to the south, belmar, visibility down to 3/4 of a mile.
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sussex, northwest new jersey. these are spots we're tracking this morning. please give yourself extra time especially if you live west of new york city. no rain going on. that's the good news. except for our friends in the east end of long island. eastern suffolk county. showers moving through the hamptons and montauk. pretty light and sparse. not a lot of heavy rain. this may continue for a couple of hours. may need the umbrellas as you head out the door. temperatures mild in the low 70s. 70 in floral park. 67 muttontown. 69 in north merrick and 69 in massapequa. temperatures in the 50s in monticello and sussex we're at 58 degrees. warmer in fairfield county. 74 and muggy in bridgeport. look at future tracker. around 9:00 today, it's dry in new york city and it stays dry lout the day. the showers may linger a bit for places like eastern, extreme eastern long island. around 2:00 today, lunchtime looking good. nice and dry for everyone.
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jumping to the evening commute, at 7:00, dry in the city. you don't need the umbrellas here. sullivan county, pike county, pennsylvania and extreme western new jersey, you may run into a few showers and storms later on tonight and again tomorrow morning as you head out the door. not everyone will see rain. most of us will stay dry but a couple of pop-up showers and storms are possible for your tuesday morning. it's a little bit of an unsettled pattern we're in. drying out nicely in the afternoon. a beautiful stretch of weather. temperatures in the low to mid-80s. comfortable humidity and sunshine throughout the week. lauren scala has a look at the commute. >> we have some of the same problems out there of the we'll start with the whitestone bridge where you'll see delays heading to the bronx because of an accident. head to the throgs neck bridge instead. that's moving nicely. heading to new jersey and the hillsborough area on route 206 southbound, an accident by brooks boulevard. a tractor-trailer struck the
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road overpass here. it's not closed anymore. but i'll keep an eye on that. the subways have service changes. downtown 1 2rks and 3 trains. 1 trains terminating at 14th street. there are shuttle buses in place from 14th to south ferry. 2 and 3 trains running local down to chambers and 2 trains running on the 5 line from 149th street to nevins street. that's all due to track maintenance and signal problems on the 7 train. main street bound 7 trains running express. major commuter lines look good and alternate side of the street parking is in effect. the recipient's of france's highest award for stopping a gunman while on a high-speed train. edward lawrence joins us from washington with an in-depth look at this thwarted terrorist attack. this guy had a full stash of ammo with him. >> he really did. the gunman was very serious according to the three americans.
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the three americans are french citizen and a british citizen were honored as national heroes of france, kerry. the president said he wants to reward bravery. the three american heroes arrived after the the french president's residence this morning to receive the legion of honor. after hearing firsthand how spencer stone tackled the gunman while on a high-speed train. >> i turned around and i saw he had what looked to be an ak-47. he looked like it was jammed or wasn't working. he was trying to charge the weapon. alec hit me on the shoulder and said let's go. >> two words that prevented a massacre according to the french president. stone, anthony sadler and skarlatos a loong with a british and french citizen received the highest honor. >> stone's dad was proud. >> it made the difference. >> belgian authorities
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identified him as ayyoub el khazzani. he was on a terror watch list but still allowed to board the train in brussels. el khazzani's lawyer says he was homeless and wanted to rob people on the train. >> to the point he was trying to rob the train, it doesn't take eight magazines to rob a train. >> he seemed like he was ready to fight to the end. so were we. >> the gunman actually had nine magazines, a handgun, assault rifle and box cutter. in washington, edward lawrence. >> unbelievable. the "today" show will have more on the ceremony and the thwarted train attack. kelly cobiella is live in paris. she'll have latest at 7:00. president jimmy carter is going to slow down while fighting cancer but he still taught sunday school. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> it's something that mr. carter has done in georgia since he was 18 years old.
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this time he told te congregation that he had undergone radiation treatment. he has four sessions of cream therapy scheduled. but the 90-year-old hopes to take a humanitarian voyage. >> it's kind of hard to do in the fall. if god is willing and i'm able and my doctors agree, i'm going to have it that week. >> jimmy carter recently revealing the doctors reported his liver and cancerous melanoma found in his brain as well. >> so sharp at his age. keeping his sense of humor. >> absolutely. it's 5:20. up next, tracy morgan's newest milestone. we'll tell you about the new role the comedian is celebrating this morning. getting ready for pope francis' big visit. see what philadelphia is doing. you're watching "today in new york".
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good morning. it's 5:23. check of weather and traffic in a moment. first this morning, actor, comedian and snl alum, tracy morgan is a married man.
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>> he married his long time fiance after surviving that deadly crash on the new jersey turnpike. the news telling people magazine she is "so grateful to finally be married to the love of her life." tracy morgan said he would not get married until he could walk down the aisle without using a cane or wheelchair. >> he's going to be hosting the show later this year. we want to congratulate him on his wedding. >> fantastic to see. it's 5:24. that means weather and traffic on 49s. good morning. good morning, guys. not a bad start out there. rain off to the east of town. that's about it. it's mild and muggy. here's a live look at storm tracker. tracking the showers for the montauk. otherwise, it's a quiet start to your day. >> the hampton inn. >> which one? >> we're not going to say. >> all of them. look at the temperatures later on today.
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85 in the city. it feels sticky. 88 for a high in ramsey. lots of sun? bethpage and larchmont. 86 in brewster. look at the sunset temperature getting earlier and earlier. that's depressing for lauren scala. she hates when that happens. 7:41. remember when it was well past 8:00. overnight tonight, maybe a shower or storm. the mugginess continues tonight. tomorrow morning when you wake up, could have a few pop-up showers affecting your morning commute. we'll see. we'll talk about it then. >> lauren, the sunsets, wait for that at 3:00 in the afternoon. >> the temperature. then i can go to bed earlier and not feel bad about it. anyway, the roads look pretty good for the most part. a look outside by laguardia airport. smooth sailing out there. the l.i.e. looks pretty good as well. we saw that accident on the whitestone bridge heading to the bronx. that's still a spot to avoid. a lock at your commuter checklist.
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major commuter lines running without delays. we have some on the subways. i'll have the details coming up in a few minutes. it was a very big weekend for the yankees. they retired two numbers. >> sunday, andy pettitte was honored with his family by his side. they retired his number 46. he's the third member of the core four to have his number retired. jorge posada had his number retired and he had a plaque that will stand for years to come. >> i could never have imagined 20 years later the most storied franchise would be honoring me in a way. >> the other member is derek jeter. the captain was on hand yesterday for his teammate. unfortunately, they lost the game. 5:26 now. up next, commuter help. we'll tell you about a new push to repair those east river rail
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tunnels. and this. >> reporter: i'm lori bordonaro live on the upper east side where two teenagers are being questioned in connection with a pellet gun shooting that injured a member of the mayor's security detail. i'll have the very latest coming if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. york." device right now. we'll be right back.
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right now. a toddler in critical condition following an early morning fire in brooklyn. a member of mayor de blasio's security detail shot with a pellet gun. new information in overnight. plus, turmoil on wall street. futures are plunging this morning following dramatic drops overseas. "today in new york" starts now. good morning everybody. 5:30 a.m. on this monday, august 24th. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm kerry barrett in for darlene. storm team 4's raphael miranda is here with the forecast. a little bit sticky out there. >> you're feeling it this morning. little muggy out there. temperatures in the 70s. the humidity is back. it came back yesterday. you probably noticed it then. 74 degrees where it's quiet now. showers off to the east of town but dry in new york city. also dry into the areas west of new york city. up to 82 by lunchtime. it's muggy with a high of 85 degrees today. including running into a stray
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shower or storm west out of new york city towards the hudson valley. take a look at the showers from long island coming up in a minute. here's lauren scala is a look at the commute. >> good morning everyone. that accident on the whitestone bridge heading to the bronx is cleared. that's good news for the roads. on the rails, you have service changes on downtown 1, 2 and 3 trains. they're terminating at 14th street. you can get a shuttle bus from there. some 2 trains are running on the 5 line due to track maintenance. we have signal problems on the 7. main street on the 7 trains, they're running express from 74th to willets point. more weather and traffic on the 4s. >> thanks, lauren. a house fire left a toddler fighting for his life. katherine creag is in marine park in brooklyn with the story. >> reporter: you can see it on the neighbors' faces. they're heartbroken knowing that this little boy is in such bad shape. many of them know the 2-year-old
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boy who lives here in a house that is badly damaged by fire. they told us they saw a lot of the fire damage on that second floor. neighbors say that's where the 2-year-old's bedroom is located. paramedics rushed the child to a hospital. he is listed in critical condition right now. it was early this morning. this neighborhood quiet. when fire broke out about 1:15 this morning. >> the baby looked not well. the baby looked lifeless. it didn't look good. >> reporter: according to neighbors, they moved into this house only about four years ago. at this point, michael, some vegt investigators are on the scene trying to figure out how the fire started. it is 5:32. we're learning new information about pellet gun shooting that sent a member of mayor de blasio
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blasio's security detail to the hop. lori bordonaro has more from what we learned. >> reporter: two teenagers, a male and female are inside the precinct on the upper east side right now. they've not been charged. they're only being questioned in connection with that pellet gun shooting. here's what it looked like outside gracie mansion last night. a lot of nypd officers, many carrying shields after one of their own as struck in the back by a pellet gun. it happened just after 7:00 as that officer, a member of mayor de blasio's security detail with getting out of an unmarked karn near his home. she was taken to the hospital and is expected to be okay. police were able to track down the teenagers on east end avenue across the street from where this all happened. there were also reports of windows at a nearby building had been broken by pellet guns as well. the mayor was in brooklyn, kerry happened. we've reached out. no word back yet. we expect to hear from him at some point later today. east side.
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back to you. lori, thank you. time for a check of weather and traffic on the 4s. we get into this last week of august, let's talk to raphael miranda. >> it's definitely an august feel out there. higher humidity. you can see in the weather headlines, muggy sunshine and clouds on this monday. of new york city. otherwise, a quiet start. storm chance later on tonight into tomorrow morning for everyone. we may see showers and storms. then we have a gorgeous end to the workweek. nice pattern once we hit wednesday. once we hit tomorrow afternoon. a look at storm tracker. it's quiet in new york city to the west of town. patchy fog that we're tracking. but very light rain and spotty shower activity continues to linger for eastern long island. that will be affecting your commute as you head out the door. showers in places like the hamptons. also in montauk and streaming in over the next couple of hours. they'll dry out eventually by the middle of of the day. it should clear out in eastern long island as well. 85 for a high today. lots of sunshine, warm and
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muggy. as you head home tonight, a few more showers and storms popping up well to the west of new york city. keep it umbrella-free on this monday. more on the forecast in a bit. lauren has a look at the commute. if you're getting on the roads in new jersey, route 206 is shut down southbound by brooks boulevard. alternating traffic is out there in the northbound lanes. obviously, you'll have to take turns. we'll see delays in this area. avoid it and i'll continue to keep you posted on that. heading over to the buses, we have two detours this morning. the b-41 and 63. it's not so bad. we usually have a lot more. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. more weather and traffic on the 4s. >> lauren, thanks very much. in this morning's money report, investors are fastening their seat belts. a possible ride on wall street overnight. overnight stocks slid 8% in shanghai. markets down 3% in europe. investors can't seem to shake fears over china's slowing economy.
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what does this mean for new york's exchanges? cnbc's landon dowdy is going to tell us at 6:00 a.m. investigators trying to figure out what may have start aid fast moving fire that killed two people at a home in queens. check out the flames coming out of the windows. the fire started around 1:00 yesterday afternoon. firefighters tell us the home was loaded with clutter. so it made fighting it very, very difficult. they eventually found two dead bod nis the kitchen. investigators say a house fire of this size in the middle of the day is very unusual. >> it's something you usually see in the evening when people are asleep. not in the middle of the day when people are out and about. >> they think that it may have started in the kitchen where the two victims were found. meanwhile, investigators are trying to find out what sparked the flames and went through a
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highrise building in brooklyn. it broke out on the 16th floor of this building on broadway. very quickly spread. residents forced to run down 16 flights of steps to safety. ten firefighters are among the injured. they're all expected to recover. a louisiana state trooper is in critical condition after being shot in the head during a traffic stop. steven vincent was responding to reports of a sick driver. he came upon a pickup truck in a ditch about 50 miles east of the texas border. when he approached that vehicle, the driver allegedly shot him with a shotgun. the two other drivers saw what was happening. they stopped the man before he could get away. >> thank god for the civilians. they showed up and actually subdued the guy, actually put handcuffs on him and tended and gave first aid to the troopers there. >> the trooper has been with the state police for 13 years. he has a wife and april 9-year-old son. two men accused of plotting to attack a pokemon tournament
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will be arraigned today on weapons charges. police in boston got some information about social media threats against the convention attendees on thursday. so they investigated and they stopped these two just as they were entering the convention center. the two men, an 18-year-old and 27-year-old, both from iowa, were arrested this is a look, though, at the rifles and ammunition that police found in a car. senator charles schumer is raising concerns about how a recent court ruling will affect the future of the east river rail tunnels. two of the four tunnels were damaged during hurricane sandy. amtrak was counting on insurance money to cover some of the repair cost. the judge recently capped the insurance settlement at $125 million. senator schumer calling on the federal government to release another $550 million in hurricane sandy relief funding to pay for it. 5:38. we're now learning more about the 10,000 volunteers that are enlisting to help with next month's papal visit in philadelphia for the world meet will of families.
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so far 8,000 volunteers passed the required background checks. 2,000 to go. their roles include providing translation services, posting on service media. after leaving new york, the pope will wrap up his trip with this philadelphia event. 5:39. in queens, the competition heated up between the nypd and the fdny during the battle of the badges. members of new york's finest went toe to toe with the bravest in a cookoff in jamaica. they made a variety of dishes judged by a panel of local celebrities. the competition was tough but the day was about bringing people together. >> it's really about having the community come out, meet everyone, meet the fire department an the police department. it's a great way to spend the day. >> this year, the fire department took home the bragging rights. firefighter khalid baylor, he had the winning dish. what was it? tennessee smoked apple ribs with a side of apple cole slaw and sweet potato. that sounds fantastic.
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>> ridiculous. >> he gets a free weber grill and a trip to the bahamas. >> look at that trophy to boot. 5:39. up next, seeing double at the national zoo. a new delivery creating double the excitement. then later, a self-proclaimed fat guy, that's what he calls himself, on a mission to prove his love. the coast to coast mission that's brought him to our area. your weather and traffic on the 4 az coming up. you're watching "today in new york."
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welcome back. a live look at the tappan zee bridge. it's 74 degrees. 5:43. moving on to some news for your health. going back to school. it's a stressful time. not only for parents but for kids. that could bring pounding headaches. there's a new study that suggests headaches in kids increased in the fall. researchers at a children's hospital in ohio analyzed about 1300 visits from 2010 to 2014 and they found the number of visits for headaches among kids
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age 5 to 18 jumped more than 31% in the fall. tension headaches and migraines are the most common. >> there may be starting a job, getting involved with football. a very hectic time of year for them. >> tension headache at 5 years old. my word. other factors may contribute to the headaches, including changing bedtime routines, skipping meals and academic stress. >> they go back to school and sports schedules. the schoolwork itself. summer to fall. >> tell me about it. >> cattywampus for you too. >> 5:44 right now. raphael, was saying that the plaza looks fantastic behind you. look what's going on? >> it's great. nice and dry and quiet. no people out there. temperatures in the 70s right now. a nice setup. especially through the morning. temperatures in the 70s.
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summer heat and humidity there. it's dry and we do love that on a monday. 74 degrees. we have partly cloudy skies in plaza. morning. tracking for you. look at the visibility. when it drops, it drops shortly to a quarter of a mile in morristown, bridgewater and visibility a half a mile, patchy dense fog. could make it tricky to get around. especially to the west and out to the south of new york city. here's a live look at storm tracker. no rain in the city. we are tracking those showers to fog to the west. rain off to the east. places like the hamptons, montauk, few more showers streaming through over the next few hours. nuisance there. it's 66 at red bank. 66 in point pleasant. 65 in jackson. we have that warmer bubble in the city. 74 in central park. 74 in bridgeport. a little more refreshing for you
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in sussex. baseball weather, it's warm for the astros coming to town. still in the 80s at 7:05. a slight chance for a pop-up storm as we head throughout the game. a mostly dry day. a few showers and storms as we head home. only in the hudson valley, western hudson valley. otherwise, keeping it dry today. overnight tonight. we're set up for a beautiful stretch of weather tuesday afternoon, wednesday, thursday, friday. sunshine, low humidity. that's the best part. temperatures into the 80s. >> the early commute. hey, lauren. >> raphi, good morning everyone. the roads look really good. we have one trouble spot in the hillsborough, new jersey, area. southbound 206 shut down by brooks boulevard.
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alternating traffic is shut down in lanes. there are going to be a lot of delays. i'll continue to keep you posted. a lot of issues. we have service changes there. downtown 1 trains. remaining at 14th street. shuttle buses from 14th street to south ferry. the 2 and 39 running local from 34th street to chambers. in two trains, running on the 5 lines from 149th street down to nevins street. changes on the 7 train. main street 7 trains, down to willets point and n trains are running via the r in both directions. major commuter lines look good. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. more weather and traffic on the 4s. it's 5:47. a british tourist was rescued in australia's outback. he tried to take a shortcut back
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to camp after swimming. he wandered without food or shoes for several days. he wrote a message in the sand that reads help. it led rescuers to him. the state appears to be -- naked women at times square. state police are looking at the business practices of these body painted women. they take photos with tourists generally for tips. the city is working on what to do about the topless panhandlers. state senator reuben diaz is proposing a solution. >> to force everyone, men and women, to cover up. >> so there's another proposal getting mixed reviews. that's to get rid of the pedestrian plaza and let traffic move through times square once again. meanwhile, hundreds of topless women marred ched in town
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for the go topless day. the international campaign and to desexualizing the women's body and make toplessness socially acceptable. >> when to do it too, everybody, like it needs to be equal. that's the problem. if men couldn't do it, i probably wouldn't fight against it. >> the march was planned before the new controversy over the painted women in times square. similar march was held in 60 cities around the world. we have a consumer alert for anybody with a iphone 6 plus. a small number of the phones have a camera component that could fail and make your photos look blurry. apple is promising to fix the problem. you can find out if your phone is eligible by checking the serial number online. go to nbcnewyork.com for more information. also. watch out. fudgie the whale could soon be at your front door. carvel is beginning to deliver its frosty treats.
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they'll get them to you within an hour. that could be dicey. within an hour. i guess they keep it in something cold. carvel sister brands also taking part. for example, if you have an urge for just one cinnabon pastry, you can get that delivered. but post mates will apply a fee. >> cinnabon. good and good for you. >> diet food. veterinarians at the national zool celebrating the birth of not just one but two giant panda cubs. the zoo released this video of the first exam at the doctor. you're looking at the first born to the world. this was just after 5:30 on saturday. the second little panda arrived at 10:00. that's mom. the cubs are released -- receiving round the clock care and the zoo's chief vet says right now they appear to be healthy and thriving. >> we're ecstatic that things are going great and although we're exhausted, everybody is
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fired up at the same time. >> now, the veterinarians won't know the gender of either cub for a few weeks. this is only the third time there have been twin panda cub births in the united states. if you've ever been around washington, d.c., the whole thing is like rock star. with two babies, forget it. >> it was only like three weeks ago they weren't even sure if she was pregnant. >> now they have twin pandii. a popular manhattan bar closing its doors for good. we'll take you inside on the final night. a special coast to coast mission. why a self-proclaimed fat guy, which is what he calls himself, is rolling into our area. you're watching "today in new york."
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one of manhattan's most famous watering holes. hogs and heifers all dried up. the bartenders take one last dance overnight and the meat packing district saloon closed for good. the owners were shaken on the rocks by skyrocketing rents. they drew celebrities like brad pitt. he insisted a reporter meet him there for an interview. >> really? i had no idea.
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>> that's shocking. meet me there. >> a little bizarre. >> brad, what's up with that. >> if you're brad pitt, make any demand you want. >> raphi has made demands as well. >> he's a real diva. >> weather diva. we have hot weather this summer. it's been a hot stretch july and august. now in the record books. not my doing. i didn't demand it. a streak of 80-degree plus days in central park. the most we've seen. records back to the -- 45 days if you've been counting so far at 80 or above. the last day we had a temperature in the 70s was july 9th. today should be 46 and so on and so on. and then 47. kerry has it. she's sharp this morning. >> you got to get up early. >> thursday, a little bit of -- i hope we make it, to keep the streak going. >> back to the low to mid-80s. water temperature in the 70s.
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>> you need lots of sunscreen. just outside and there is a moderate risk for rip current today. make sure you stay close to the lifeguard. a look at the seven-day forecast. how many days will we continue the stretch? it's exciting to us weather folk, you know. >> indeed. kind of a boring group. >> stereotypical. >> we get excited when we have problems on the road, not at all. on the bronx river parkway, a downed tree. northbound by thompson street. do watch out for that. in better news, route 206 in hillsborough. we had a southbound closure. that's good news much we'll take a quick look at the cross bronx expressway out by the bronx river parkway. things are moving nicely here. the bruckner is also in good shape. overall, the roads are doing well. this tree is the only problem at the moment. >> lauren, thanks very much. a man gaining attention by attempting to bike ride to the west coast is making his way through connecticut.
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>> he's been posting pictures and notes. he's calling it fat guy across america. he's taking this coast to coast trip to lose the weight that he's collected over the years and so far, he has lost 75 pounds. >> paid my dues in massachusetts. ironed out the kinks in rhode island. we should be able to rocket through connecticut. >> he's no longer making the journey on his own either. his wife is along for the ride as well. 75 pounds, that's great. good for him. coming up next at 6:00, new information about an attack in brooklyn and the men police say they need you to be on the lookout for. also coming up at 6:00, chipotle is going on a major hiring blitz. the enticing offer for potential employees. that is just ahead. if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. keep watching. download the "news 4 new york" app on your mobile device right now. we'll be back in two minutes. you're watching "today in new york."
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now a young child is in the hospital after a fire tears through a brooklyn home. we're live on the scene. >> and honoring the heroes. three americans credited with bringing down a gunman on a paris train. they received france's highest honor. those blurry photos. they may not be your fault. there's a brand new recall affecting iphone owners this morning. "today in new york" starts now. i knew it wasn't my fault. good morning everybody. 6:00 a.m. on this monday, august 24th. i'm michael gargiulo. if your eyes are blurry. get the sleep out of them. i'm kerry barrett. darlene has the week off. >> storm eam 4's raphael miranda is here. as we extend our warm summer streak, raphi. >> 46 days in a row at or above 80 a degrees. we'll do it again today. right now we're in the 70s. 73 in in central park. tracking a few showers off to the east. otherwise, it's dry. lots of sunshine. a igh of 85 today. hit or miss shower or storm as
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you head home today. don't worry about the umbrellas. you may need them tomorrow morning. the full forecast in a few. lauren scala is here with a look at your muggy commute. >> good morning. we have service changes on downtown 1, 2 and 3 trains due to track maintenance. downtown 1 trains are terminating at 14th street. you can get the shuttle bus. the 2 and 3 are running local for a stretch. some 2 trains running on the 5 line to nevins street. we have service changes on the n entering on the r in both directions between dekalb avenue and canal street. lauren, thanks very much. a 2-year-old boy is in the hospital after fire tore through his home in the middle of the night. it's in the marine park section of brooklyn. katherine creag is there. i understand you've been talking to neighbors even at this hour. >> reporter: right. the neighbors are devastated. a lot of them know the little boy who lives in this house
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right here. many saw paramedics rushing him to the hospital. they said it was heartbreaking that he looked like he was unconscious. the house where that little boy lives badly damaged by fire. paramedics rushed the child to a hospital and he's listed in critical condition. this is on the 3700 block of avenue p. much of the fire damage can be seen on the second floor. neighbors say that's where the 2-year-old boy's bedroom is located. it was about 1:15 this morning when fire broke out. >> i saw thick smoke. it was thick smoke coming out of the second floor. >> reporter: and no one else who lives in the house was hurt in this fire. just that 2-year-old boy and his family just moved into this house four years ago. fire investigators left a little while ago. they are still investigating trying to figure out how this fire started. back to you, michael. >> the kat, thank you very much.
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shooting targeting a member of mayor de blasio's security detail. that police officer struck in the lower back getting out of an unmarked car outside of gracie mansion. this officer was treated at the hospital and released. we're told the mayor was in brooklyn when it happened. lori bordonaro coming up in a half an hour. happening now, police have pictures of five suspects they want you to see. it's being classified as a homicide in brooklyn. they punched and kicked michael brown. mugging happened in crown heights around from his home. brown refused medical attention at the scene and later died while at the hospital. new this morning, the president of france is calling three american heroes an example to inspire us. this morning, the french leader, francois hollande gave the three men france's highest award, the legion of honor. spencer stone still shows signs of the serious injury he received while stong the suspect.
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he and his friends saw the suspect with an ak-47 assault rifle on a high-speed train. >> alec hit me on the shoulder and said let's go. ran down, tackled him. hit the ground. alec came up and grabbed the gun out of his hand while i put him in a choke-hold. >> the suspected gunman known to authorities in several countries, he's a moroccan national thought to be a radical islamist. the three americans were out sightseeing and riding that train that goes from amsterdam to paris. the "today" show will have much more on this story. kelly cobiella is in paris and will have the latest ahead at 7:00 a.m. you were saying, kerry, it's fabulous every time you see this. great guys with their polo shirts and khaki pants. like american ambassadors now. >> they probably have on sandals and white socks. >> not the white socks.
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give them a break. >> typical american guys. >> the gut instincts drove them to it. a wonderful story. mild and warm out there this morning. a little muggy as well. you can see in the weather headlines, sunshine and clouds. tonight into tomorrow morning be and a gorgeous end to the workweek. improving conditions over the next few days. a live look at storm tracker. quiet in new york city. tracking the showers off to the east. the hamptons, montauk, sort of stuck with the light showers now pushing, drifting slowly into the north. that's going to continue over the next hour or so. a high temperature today of 85. you'll feel it. because the mugginess is a hot one. feels like summer out there as we hit the end stretch of summer. couple of storms possible as you head west out of new york city later tonight. look at the seven-day in a few. lauren scala has a look at your commute. >> if you're getting on the roads, not too many problems. a disabled vehicle on route 1 southbound by black horse lane in the left lane. watch out for minor delays here.
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a look outside at the inbound side of the lincoln tunnel. things are moving nicely into the tolls mere. no major delays at the hudson river crossings. the belt parkway in queens, things also still looking good here past lefferts boulevard. no delays just yet. but that will change and automatic nat side of the street parking rules in effect today. the next weather and traffic update on the 4s. see you in a bit. looking into a u.s. military warehouse explosion in japan. the whole thing caught on video. >> looks like fireworks. the blast set the building on fire. this is at the u.s. army general depot, about 25 miles outside of tokyo. nobody was hurt. but the warehouse is gone. it was said to hold canisters of gas, nitrogen, oxygen. but no weapons. in new jersey, state police want help finding the operator of a boat involved in a hit-and-run crash on the water. police say the boat ran into
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another vessel and sped off. it was on lake hopatcong in jefferson township. it happened near the mason street pub area in wood port cove. we want to show you the boat that was struck. it's badly damaged. two to five people on board were injured. the boat that sped away is described as a large white cabin cruiser with an aluminum prop. if you have information, call police. facing assault charges after a wild brawl with police in brooklyn. it happened early yesterday morning in bedford-stuyvesant. police say that aaron gardner and his sister janice attacked officers who were responding to a fight, a big one. janice allegedly threw a punch at the cop. when officers tried to take her into custody, her brother punched one of them. a suspected car thief is under arrest after being tracked down by his alleged victim. this man stole a woman's pickup truck in mastic beach and used some of her credit cards in river head.
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when the woman was notified her cards were being used, she went looking for her truck and found it outside a 7-eleven. when the man walked out of that store, the victim's son detained him until police got there. it's coming up on 6:08. senator charles schumer is concerned about how a recent court ruling will affect repairs to the east river rail tunlts. it's expected to cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to fix the tubes that were damaged after hurricane sandy. a judge capped the settlement at $125 million. senator schumer says an appeal could take years, so he's calling for the federal government to release $550 million in sandy relief funding to help pay for this. in this morning's cnbc's money report, we're bracing for a tough morning on wall street after u.s. stocks had their worst day in years. landon dowdy joins us with the details and more. we're watching what went on in asia and what's happening in europe.
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incompetent guess the news is not good. >> we can expect to see more red arrows at the opening bell following friday's selloff. it fell 53 is points much that's the worst day in years. the slowdown in china's economy could affect the rest of the world. speculation over when they will hike interest rates and -- crude is trading below $39 a barrel today. that's the lowest in more than six years. asian markets fell sharply. nikkei posting the first decline in years. shanghaia five-month low. chipotle is hiring the one -- the goal of adding 4,000 workers. it will open restaurants three hours early to interview candidates. and on social media. there's the possibility of hyperforming recruits could earn a six-figure salary, michael.
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high labor market, more restaurant openings and fewer applications as the industry tries to attract. >> six figures for working for chipotle. but this is not on the line making the burritos, right? that would be for management? >> this would be the elite management. you're still making $173,000. >> that shows you how the business is going. >> it is 6:10. we've got a consumer alert for anyone who owns an iphone 6-plus. a small number of the phones have problems with the cameras that can cause your pictures to look blurry. a.m. will fix the problem free of charge. your phone is eligible not by photos but by looking at the serial number online. you can go to nbcnewyork.com. answering that question. this is a huge question. will he or won't he? new details about joe biden's possible presidential run.
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plus jimmy carter isn't letting his recent health problems keep him down. his inspirational message for his sunday school students. weather and traffic on the 4s coming up. as we take a beautiful view of the queensboro bridge. you're watching "today in new york."
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four things to know on this monday morning. a 2-year-old boy is in the hospital after a house fire in brooklyn. it happened in the marine park section. two teenagers are being questioned in the pellet gun shooting that injured a member of mayor de blasio's security detail. the officer was treated at a hospital and released. turmoil overseas could cause problems overnight. the dow futures are down more than 3 hundred points. apple recalling a batch of iphone 6 plus devices that are taking blurry pictures.
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the phones are sold between september of 2014 and january of 2015. apple says it will fix the phones free of charge. >> there you go. >> no refund for having my thumb over the camera lens. >> that won't work. we'll check with raphael miranda for a check of weather. >> don't feel bad, michael. i've done that as well. visibility down to near 0. tough go for you on the morning commute if you're heading into the city from western sections. visibility at a quarter of a mile in bridgewater as well. patchy fog to the west. down the jersey shore, dealing with reduced visibility. it's a quarter of a mile visibility in dulles. thank you very much. trust me, the fog is there as well. down the jersey shore. otherwise, looking -- it's developing quickly this morning and it could make it tough for your morning commute. a look at storm tracker shows
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showers off to the east in the hamptons and montauk. we're dealing with the rain streaming in. mostly light. more of a nuisance. showers continue for eastern long island. temperatures in the hudson valley in the 60s. 66 lagrange. we're looking at 66 in cornwall. 70s from new york city across long island. throughout the day, lots of sun. by 9:00, the fog burns off nicely. temperatures back to the 80s. little soupy and steamy out there. you can see the showers will linger through the early mid-morning for eastern long island. then everyone dries out nicely by lunchtime. heading towards lunchtime, muggy. feels like summer out there. here comes the cold front for your evening commute. it's dry in the city. the only place with showers and storms well north and west of new york city, places like sullivan county and pike county, pennsylvania. overnight, better chance for showers and storms and they may linger into your tuesday morning. tomorrow starts out sticky and drying out by the end of the day. a nice breath of fresh air on wednesday.
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lots of sunshine, low humidity and temperatures in the 80s. speaking of a breath of fresh air, here's lauren scala. >> thank you raphael. there are a couple of problems on the roads. not many. we'll head to route 1. southbound by black horse lane, watch out for a disabled vehicle there in the left lane. you can see minor delays here. then heading over to the new jersey turnpike, in the outer roadway where the truck lanes northbound after interchange 11, the garden state parkway, there's an overturned truck out there. it's off the roadway. not blocking any lanes. they'll need to clear that out of there. i'll let you know how bad the delays get. in the meantime, you should be okay. heading over to the bronx river parkway northbound by thompson street, a downed tree in the right lane there. if you're getting on the trains or start with the buses. a few new detours out there. buses 65, 66. then new york city transit buses, b-41 and 63. we still have delays and service changes on 1, 2 and 3 trains.
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then the n train running via the. r line between dekalb and -- more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you. a louisiana state trooper in critical condition after being shot in head during a traffic stop. 43-year-old steven vincent had come across a pickup truck in a ditch when the driver of that truck allegedly shot him. the driver later identified as kevin daigle. a 54-year-old man with several prior arrests. police say two other drivers stopped him from getting away. they used the trooper's handcuffs to keep him there until other officers arrived. 6:18. turning to presidential politics. there are more signs of a possible shakeup in the democratic race. this weekend vice president joe biden met privately with massachusetts senator elizabeth warren. she's seen as a leader among democratic progressives. the meeting fueled rumors that biden might take on hillary clinton for the democratic nomination.
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she's going to make two campaign appearances. former president jimmy carter will slow down a little bit while fighting cancer but he still taught sunday school. >> good morning everybody. >> good morning. >> it's something he's done in plains, georgia, since he was 18 years old. except this time he told the congregation that he was undergoing radiation treatment and he has four sessions of chemotherapy scheduled as well. the 90-year-old is hoping to take a humanitarian voyage. >> i have to stay at low altitudes. it's hard to do. if my doctors agree and i'm willing, i'm going tore at that time week. doctors removed part of his liver and cancerous melanoma has been found in his brain as well. boy, he's 90 years old, sharp as a tack. funny as ever. >> inspirational attitude. that's great. 6:20 right now.
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still to come, the wildfires out west are burning out of control. there's an unusual tool that crews are using to try and fight the flames. don't forget to follow the entire "today in new york" team on facebook and on twitter. there we are. we'll be right back.
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live look at the hamilton bridge. right now in california, firefighters are making progress against a wildfire.
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this is at a ski resort in the san bernardino mountains. the flames erupted about 12:30 yesterday afternoon. charred 100 acres. water cannons, they use them for making snow at the ski resort. they pointed them at the flames. >> the wildfire about 20% contained. in washington state, crews are still battling wildfires that cover 375 square miles. >> it's unprecedented. they're training volunteers to come in. they have the national guard. it's insane. it's unrelenting. >> there was a break in the wind activity over the weekend. it looks like that break is ending. the winds are going to kick back up, which is what they don't need. unfortunate for them. quiet start for them. >> little bit of low cloud and foggy and action around the city. especially to the west of town. dreary sunshine is coming out. we have showers for the east hamptons and into montauk. lots of sunshine, up to 85 later
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today. muggy, near 90 in ramsey. winds out of the south at 5 too 10 miles an hour. 8 to be a high temperature in bedminster. maybe a few pop-up storms west of new york city later tonight -- this afternoon rather. showers and storms moving towards the morning commute. not everyone will see rain and hit or miss stuff. patchy fog and muggy out there. temperatures bottoming out in the 70s. 60s north and west of town. unsettled stretch tomorrow morning. tomorrow afternoon, the sun comes back out and a beautiful day. low humidity by the end of the day. that low humidity stays with us for the next several days. we'll see that in the seven-day forecast. >> what's happening, lauren? >> my hair thanks you. we don't have too many issues on the roads. here's what the holland tunnel looks like. we'll get there in a second. it's my fault. staten island ferry. seastreak without delays or service changes.
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a live look outsi at the holland tunnel. over at the lincoln tunnel, at the george washington bridge, there is a 15-minute wait so the holland wins for easiest commute into manhattan from new jersey. changes coming up in a few minutes. it's 6:26. a fire in brooklyn sends a 2-year-old boy to the hospital. >> reporter: i'm katherine creag live in marine park. on avenue p where that 2-year-old boy lives. paramedics rushed him to the hospital where he's critically hurt. we'll tell you what neighbors saw. >> reporter: i'm lori bordonaro on the upper east side. two teenagers are being questioned about a pellet gun shooting that injured a member of the mayor's security detail. if you're about to head out the door, download the "news 4 new york" app on your mobile device right now. we'll be right back.
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a 2-year-old boy is in the hospital after his home caught fire. we're live at the scene. >> a member of mayor de blasio's security detail shot with a pellet gun.
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the new information we've learned overnight. new trouble for the topless women in times square. the solution say that some say will fix this problem. good morning. 6:30 a.m. august 24th. i'm michael gargiulo. i'm kerry barrett in for darlene today. >> chris cimino is off and raphael miranda is here with the forecast. muggy start but changes in the future. >> that's right. we'll clear out the humidity. we have patchy fog as well north and west of new york city. it's warm. a high of 85. the fog should burn off. but it's dense in some spots. take a look at that reduced visibility in a few minutes. right now, lauren scala is here to help us with our ride into that job. it's monday. >> for those of you having to go to work today, we have delays and service changes on downtown 1 2rks and 3 trains due to track maintenance. there are no 1 trains south of 14th street. you need to take a shuttle bus
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from 14th street toto south ferry. they're running local from 34th to chambers. some 2 trains running on the 5 line. also expect delays on downtown 5 trains. the n commuters, trains running on the r line between dekalb and canal street because of track maintenance. more weather and traffic on the 4s. new this morning, an overnight house fire sends a 2-year-old to the hospital. news 4's katherine creag is there and has been talking to investigators and neighbors all morning long. kat? >> reporter: kerry, absolutely. when we pulled up here, there was still that smell of smoke in the air. neighbors say so much smoke came from this house, smoke filled the streets as well. neighbors telling us they saw that little boy being taken away in an ambulance. paramedics rushed the child, a 2-year-old boy to the hospital where he's listed in critical condition. this happened at his home.
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much of the fire damage can be seen on the second floor. neighbors say that that is where the 2-year-old boy's bedroom is located. it was about 1:15 this morning when fire broke out. >> the baby looked not well. the baby looked lifeless. >> reporter: we've checked with the fdny and nypd, kerry. they're still investigating the cause of the fire. the family that lived here, 3715 avenue p. they only moved in here about four years ago. back to you, kerry. >> kat, thank you. also getting new information about that pellet gun shooting that sent a member of mayor de blasio's security detail to the hospital. "today in new york's" lori bordonaro is on the upper east side. we understand two young people are being questioned about this attack. >> reporter: good morning, michael. two people, teenagers. a male and female. they're here at the precinct right now.
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police were able to track them down at an apartment building right across from gracie mansion. take a look at this video from last night outside of gracie mansion where mayor de blasio lives. you can see much of east end closed off. a lot of investigators and police officers out there carrying shields. the huge response coming after a female officer, a member of the mayor's security team was hit by a pellet gun in the lower back. it happened after 7:00 as she was getting out of an unmarked park near gracie mansion. hospital. she's expected to be okay. there were reports of buildings nearby that had windows shattered with pellet guns. she was not home at the time of the shooting. right now, no word on any motive whether it's a prank or something far more serious. both are in for questioning. so far, no charges have been filed. that's the latest from here on
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the upper east side. back to you. >> thank you very much. coming up on 6:34. that's time for weather and traffic on the 4s. hey raphi. >> off to a muggy start on this morn. it's dry for the most part. that's good news. taking a look at your weather headlines, it's about the mugginess and sunshine and clouds. it will feel like summer out there. chance for a few storms overnight and tomorrow morning. we have a beautiful stretch of weather as we close out the workweek. we're dealing with patchy dense fog. we've been tracking this visibility. down to a quarter of a mile from belmar, bridgewater. please watch out and give yourself extra time. storm tracker shows light rain continues. and montauk a little wet there. nothing major. 85 for your high for today. lots of sunshine. it's warm and humid. feels like summer and tracking a few storms later on tonight. better chance tomorrow morning. we'll take a look at the seven-day forecast in a few.
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>> if you're getting on the buses, few detours. b-41 and 63. nj transit, 65, 66 and 114 on detour because of construction. on the roads on the turnpike, the truck lanes northbound, after the garden state parkway, there is an overturned truck. that is off the road. there are emergency vehicles on the shoaler. all lanes are passable. we could see rubber necking delays going on. but still moving along nicely. heading over to the bronx river parkway by thompson street, a fallen tree in the right lane. be aware of that. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. the next weather and traffic update on the 4s. trying to figure out what stops a fire killed two people in queens. take a look at these flames. they're tearing out of the windows on this home. this fire started around 1:00 yesterday afternoon. firefighters say that the home was loaded with clutter. made it really difficult to fight. they eventually found two dead
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bodies in the kitchen. a house fire of this size is very unusual. >> it's something you see in the evening while people are asleep. now when people are out and about in the middle of the day. >> they think it may have started in the kitchen where the two victims were found. meanwhile, investigators are trying to figure out what sparked flames that ripped through a highrise apartment building in harlem. more than 20 people are injured. it broke out a little before 11:00 yesterday morning on the 16th floor of this building on broadway. very quickly spread. residents had to run down 16 safety. injured. they're expected to recover. renewing calls for increased fire safety regulations. they say the fire that destroyed an apartment complex in edge water last january shows why the state's uniform construction code should be changed.
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they want the code to get rid of wood frame buildings and require full sprinkler protection throughout those buildings. >> we need this changed and we need it now. we were promised these changes seven months ago. we're now looking to see the politicians in the state to deliver on those promises. >> nobody was seriously injured in edge water. it was a massive one. a thousand people lost their homes. >> the state police now looking at topless women that are asking tourists for tips in times square. they're investigating them, i should say. the daily news reporting state investigators are examining the business practices that these body painted women who posed for photos with tourists for tips. the mayor set up a task force to figure out what to do with the topless panhandlers. senator rubben diaz is proposing a possible legislation. >> introducing a piece of legislation to force everyone,
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man and woman, to cover up. >> that's fair enough, right. >> another proposal getting mixed reviews to get rid of the pedestrian plaza entirely. and let traffic move through times square once again. >> they went auto free in midtown manhattan. a few bare chested men walked from columbus circle to bryant park. this is for world go topless day. it was long before the controversial painted women in times square. marchers say toplessness is an issue of gender equality. >> i think it's silly. if you're going to do that. it needs to be equal. if men couldn't do it, i probably wouldn't be fighting is so hard. >> marches were held in 60 cities around the world. coming up, the news that has one -- i know. >> i may not be able to go on. >> he's reeling this morning.
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>> one direction fans. plus, pandemonium, news from washington. has everyone doubly excited. >> your weather and traffic on the 4s coming up. you're watching "today in new york."
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welcome back. it's 73 degrees now. 6:42. weather and traffic in a moment. a beautiful shot. the clouds moving in. first, though, we'll talk about this. veterinarians at the national zoo say it's new twin giant panda cubs are healthy and thriving. they don't look too giant to me. the zoo released this video of one of their first physicals. the first one came into the
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world at 5:30 in the evening, the second a little after 10:00. >> we're ecstatic that things are going greats. although we're exhausted, everybody is fired up at the same time. >> they're exhausted? think about poor m&a m&a. >> veterinarians won't know the gender of either cub for a couple of weeks. is is only the third time there has been a twin panda cub birth inithe united states. >> a man who is getting worldwide attention attempting to bike ride to the west coast is making his way through connecticut. he's eric heights posting notes about his journey online. he's calling the trip, this is what he calls himself, fat guy across america. he says he's taking the coast to ast trip to lose weight. the weight he's collected over the years and he's doing pretty good. so far he's lost 75 pounds. >> paid my dues in massachusetts. ironed out the kinks in rhode island.
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we should be able to rocket through connecticut. >> he's got a -- his wife is along for the ride too. >> i think she was the gal in the yellow shirt. the yankees retired two numbers sunday. andy pettitte was honored with his family by his side. they're retiring his number 46 in monument park. he's the third member of the corps 4 to have his number retired. on saturday, they honored jorge posada. they unveiled his statue or plaque that will stand i monument park for generations to come. >> i could have never imagined 20 years later, the most storied franchise would be honoring me in such a way. >> the only member whose number is not retired from that corps 4. that man there. derek jeter. the captain on hand for his teammate. he got a huge ovation. a little damper.
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the yankees lost to the indians. >> the people were happy to see the core four and see derek jeter walk on any time. time for a check of weather and traffic on the 4s. let's check in with raphael. the sun is now up. >> we have o low clouds and fog behind me. it's a gray start. but the sun will peek through over the next couple of hours. we'll have a nice dry day ahead. although muggy, the stickiness is there. maybe heading to the plaza, you'll feel it. not much wind going on. patchy, dense fog that we're tracking a l morning for you, especially to the west of town. degrees, it's warm and muggy in the city. 3s skies. we've beenctracking the visibility. it's been trouble all morning. bridgewater, .25 of a mile. morristownke, you've been dealing with very dense fog throughout the morning. it will continue to be a problem for another hour, maybe two hours. the temperatures will owrm up and the fog will dissipate. storm tracker shows quiet around new york city.
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tracking light rain across the hamptons. nothing major, but yeah, bring the umbrella to be on the saf side. if he lived in southampton, montauk and sag harbor, some light rain moves through. temperatures in the 70s. mild and dry. 72. 73 in city island. temperatures in the 60s. even some 50s well north and st of town. 68re in white plains. 64 down the shore in long branch. baseball weather later on tonight. the astros taking on the yanks. 7:05. warm and muggy at the first pitch. 81 degrees. the game should be mostly dry. maybe a hit or miss shower or storm towards the end of the game. you can see the dry day ahead on future tracker. showers winding down from the hamptons as well. lots of sunshine. a cold front comes marching in later tonight into tomorrow morning. the. >> the best chance of rain later tonight. we need rain. 86 for a high on tuesday. muggy there. the mugginess is gone by the end of the day tomorrow.
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we have a fantastic stretch of weather starting tuesday night. loads of sunshine and a little bit of warmup as we head into next weekend. let's see if the commute is heating up lauren scala has a look at that. >> good morning. commute is not so bad today. we have a new problem out there. this is actually an accident southbound on route 9w before route 6 and route 202. watch out for delays here. the lincoln tunnel, you have about a 20-minute wait inbound heading into the tolls there. we have reports of a 15-minute delay and exclusive bus lane. a 15-minute delay. we have issues on downtow ann 1, 2 and 3 trains. because of track maintenance. street. there are buses there. 2 and 3 downtown running local from 34th to chambers street. then som2 trains running on the 5 line from 149th street,
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grand concourse to nevins street. issues on the n. n trains are running on the r line in both directions between dekalb a nue and canal street. that's due to track maintenance. the major commuter lines look good. back to you, kerry and michael. >> 6:48 now. another emotional milestone for actor/comedian tracy morgan. he married his long-time fice. she told people magazine she's so grateful to finally be married to the love of her life. >> tracy morgan said he would not get married until he could walk down the aisle without a kane 's going host the "saturday night live" on october 17 ft. upsetting news for boy band fans. members of the group, one direction, they're going separate directions. they're going their own way. starting next week, the four are
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reportedly going to take a year-long break to pursue solo projects. they remain frpend they're supportive of each other. the last concert will be in england, though. it will be october 31st. i don't know how we can go on. but we must. >> five directions is the way that they're going. >> that's right.n devasting. it is 6:49. still to come, last call. a look at the last night inside of renowned manhattan bar. michael, you shot this video? >> did my best.
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it wasn't just last call for alcohol. it was the last call for od in hogs and heifers. bartenders took one last dance last night to celebrate the saloon i the meat packing district. it was a victim of higher rents and the 18,000 bras that they have there, they're being packed up, one of them i don't know how
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you could figure it out, one comes from julia roberts that hangs near her photo. the "today" show coming up in a few minutes on an unrelated note. >> i have a good segue for your hogs and heifers story. we're not leading with this. how safe is the ground beef you feed your family? >> you get the connection there? what see just did. >> it took a second. >> we have a first look at alarming results of consumer reports investigation. >> plus, we're exploring marriage on summer of secrets. the changing expectations when it comes to relationships and three things you can do to improve your marriage right now. >> a special monday concert on the plaza from rob thomas when we get started on a monday morning. moment of silence for hogs and heifers. >> did you ever go there, michael? >> no i never went there. >> you e-mailed me a photo of yourself there last week. >> matt, that's between us.
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>> it was. my bad >> my iphone 6 does take good photos by the way. we'll be right back with today's top stories and another check of your weather and traffic. you exercise. you choose the salad. occasionally. but staying well - physically, financially, emotionally - its hard on your own. so cigna's got your back, and your knees, 24/7. cigna's there to answer your questions. or when you need some coaching. in sickness and in health, cigna's there, helping you to get well and stay well.
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recapping the top stories. a 2-year-old boy in the hospital after an early morning fire. katherine creag is in marine park brooklyn with the details. kat. >> reporter: kerry and michael, that little boy, we just checked with investigators, he remains in critical condition at a hospital. neighbors tell us that they were
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devastated when they saw paramedics rushing him out of his house her on avenue p. he's listed, again, in critical condition. he has bad burns, severe burns. he also suffered much smoke inhalation. much of the fire damage is on the second floor of his house where the 2-year-old boy's bedroom was located. it was earlylthis morning when re broke out. 1:15 this morning. the investigation goes on how the fire started. >> kat, thank you. moving to lori bordonaro with new information about a pellet gun shooting that injured a member of the security detail. lori. >> good morning, kerry. two teenagers, both 19 years old, being questioned at the 19th precinct in connection with that pellet gun shooting that injured a member of mayor de blasio's security detail. the police officer was getting out of her car on east end avenue last night when she was struck in the back. police tracked down the teenagers in an apartment building across the street and
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took them into custody. the officer had been released from the hospital and is expected to be okay. back to you. >> lori, thank you. police need your help finding five men who beat a man to death. the five men punched and kicked mich l brown. the mugging happened around the corner from his apartment in crown heights. he later died at the hospital. france's highest award, the legion of honor for stopping a terror attack on a high-speed train. these friends subdued a gunman with an ak-47. a british businessman was honored with that award as well. >> we salute them as well. >> polo shirt sales are up 50% in france. >> and khakis. >> fantastic. what's going on? >> delays on the roads. a live look at the van wyck expressway. you can see southbound very heavy delays by the kew gardens interchange.
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no reports of an accident just yet. leave yourself extra time. let's talk about your hudson river crossings. we had a disabled bus blocking the lane in the center too. the tunnel has since cleared. you have a 30-minute delay. up to 15 minutes at the george washington bridge and 15 minutes at the holland and you have delays on service changes on downtown 1, 2 and 3 trains. on the m train as well. >> and fastrack as well. >> starts tonight overnight. >> oh, boy. >> good times. >> we have issues, patch incompetent dense fog out there. let's look at the map. near zero in morristown. as you head west out of new york city, that's going to be a tough go for you. in a couple of hours, the fog should lift, lots of sunshine. high of 85 degrees. hazy, hot and humid days. west out of new york city. here in the city, we'll keep it dry today. a better chance for showers and storms.
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we're drying out nicely and clearing out by the end of the week. >> we're continuing to record break. the "today" show is next. >> that's what's happening "today in new york." good morning. breaking overnight. heroes honored. the americans who foiled an attack on a paris bound train presented with france's highest award while the attacker says he isn't a terrorist. why was he armed? market melt down. the worst week for stocks in four years. signs point to a rough day. a popular ding driver in a coma after being hit in the head by crash te bree. >> oh, oh, into the wall goes justin wilson.
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>> how the accident could lead to a major change in the sport. and surprise wedding. 14 months after nearly dying in a tragic crash, tracy morgan marries his long-time fiancee, walking down the aisle without a cane. we have photos from the emotional ceremony "today," august 24, 2015. >> announcer: this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. you're thinking, wow, it looks different. we are doing work in studio 1a down stairs, taking advantage of the two-week timeshare in kathie lee and hoda's studio. >> we had a week-long series on plastic surgery so the studio decided to have work done. >> a facelift. >> to our top story. the men who overpowered an
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attacker on a plane honrd with a big big award. >> reporter: from stormy paris, what a weekend for three americans on vacation in europe, never imagining they would be invited to the presidential palace in paris. they are going home with france's highest honor. arriving at t e president's palace in paris, spencer stone, alex skarlatos and anthony sad ler receiving a hero's welcome in the city of light for their bravery in disarming a man on a train armed with an ak-47,

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