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the massive problem for delta air lines. the glitch in the system that's frustrating passengers worldwide. and more on the jogger killed in queens. this mornihe messenger for the murderer. and a gold rush already. some big wins for team usa. "today in new york" starts now. good morning. monday morning, august 8th. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. raphael miranda in for chris many morning. it's interesting, like 10 degrees warmer than this time last week. >> just like over the weekend, temperatures well into the 80s.
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humidity continues today. it's quiet on the radar. no rain to worry about today. sunshine goes on and on. 74 degrees, mostly clear skies in central park. visibility is great as you start your monday. planning the rest of your day, temperatures in the 70s. delightful start to the day. well into the 80s by this afternoon. 3:00, 88 degrees. it's hot but it's nice because of the low humidity. bring your shades. mostly sunny a look at the ten-day forecast and muggy weather making a comeback. right now lauren scala has your early morning commute. >> good morning. we have big problems if you're headed towards the gowanus. it's shut down eastbound. an overturned tractor trailer out here and emergency vehicles. this is a spot to avoid. in addition, road work by 96th street and 61st.
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instead. more weather and traffic on the 4s. now breaking news in afghanistan where an american was one of two people kidnapped. it happened last night near the american university of afghanistan in kabul. a senior official at the university tells nbc news the two victims with an american and australian professor going home after evening glasses. they were abducted by five gunmen wearing military uniforms. there's been no immediate claim of responsibility. breaking news, problems for delta air lines is causing major headaches for passengers around the world. tracie strahan is at newark airport right now. what happened? >> reporter: we saw first hand exactly what's not working upstairs in the terminal. we saw passengers trying to check in on the computer terminals not able to do so. that's causing lines to grow worldwide. many passengers took to twitter in the early morning hours to
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systems are down everywhere. hopefully it won't be much longer. we have reached out to the airline to see what is going on. we have yet to hear back. it appears to be a widespread computer outage preventing passengers from checking in and flights from being able to take off. at newark liberty airport it's causing lines to grow. >> they didn't tell us anything. i didn't get an e-mail. it to check me in. usually we get an e-mail telling us something is wrong. we didn't get anything. >> reporter: every passenger we saw trying to use though computer terminals at the delta terminal, you saw that buffering circle that caused a lot of unpleasantries. we even had a man show us his delta app, and that's not
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information. >> and they're probably not even writing the paper tickets yet because it's only 4:33 in the morning. >> that's the other problem. it's still early in the morning and a lot of employees are not sure what's going on. >> thank you very much. police in westchester county aring look for the gunman who fired the shot that killed a 79-year-old man. surveillance video showing the moment when manuel ayala was hit by a stray bullet in new rochelle. he's the man in the he was sitting in his usual spot on a milk create on union avenue and 3rd street saturday night when he was hit. that bullet came from across the street. mr. ayala was not the intended target. >> it was a wild shot. lucky shot, came from over there over to here. good 75 feet away. >> he was a nice person. kind. he got along with all the family.
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was here visiting from mexico with his family, visiting his family. police say they're looking now at surveillance video from the neighborhood. they're hoping to make an arrest soon. new this morning, a thief used a fake gun during an attempted robbery during midtown. a man walked into a jewelry store on west 47th street yesterday, around 4:00 p.m., and asked to see a chain much when a male employee walked to the back, police say the suspect held a gun to a gun, when the suspect tried to fire it, the fake gun fell apart. he did get away empty handed. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. raphael, it seems like we got a warm start to the week already. >> headed well into the 80s. a hot week ahead. no roll cooldowns coming our way. temperatures are pleasantly warm. 75 in elmhurst. 73 in city island.
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starting out with 70 degrees in floral park. by lunch time, back to 83 degrees, but comfortable. humidity stays low. a pleasant heat through the afternoon and evening temperatures in the mid to upper 80s. we have some rain in the ten-day forecast. i'll tell you when it gets stormy coming up. here is lauren scala with your commute. >> weekend track work out there on the 1, 3, 4, a, lines. for p.a.t.h. commuters, construction and track maintenance on the hoboken to 33rd street line. no service until 5:00 a.m. otherwise things are rolling along nicely. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect today. more weather and traffic on the 4s. happening right now, police and local leaders preparing to meet with the community to calm fears after horrific crime in queens. 30-year-old karina vetrano was
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sexually assaulted and strangled in howard beach last week. "today in new york's" katherine creag is there no with the family's chilling message for her killer. >> reporter: darlene, the mother and father of karina vetrano had a powerful message as you said. they addressed the killer whoever that person is. this is the spot, the area where the 30-year-old was murdered. where you can see police still have such a strong presence. during a press conference nearby, at the faly vetrano's mother took off her sun glasses and said look into my eyes. he told the killer he will be found soon and the entire world will know who killed her daughter. investigators continue their work 234 trying to figure out who killed 30-year-old karina vetrano who went out for a jog last tuesday evening in howard beach, 78th street and 161st avenue. she had been strangled and sexually assaulted. vetrano's mother had this
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>> you will be reckoning with that force not only for the rest of your pathetic life, but for the rest of eternity as you -- burn in hell. >> and a town hall takes place tonight at 7:00 p.m. with elected leaders including the borough president, local councilmen and assembly men, they will tell the community about what they learned from the nypd. that town at st. helen's catholic church at 157th avenue. back to you. >> thank you very much. the mother of a 15-month-old girl found dead in westchester is due in court today. dasia bartee facing a manslaughter charge for the death of samia yusef. police found her body on friday. she had significant injuries to her face. police say her body was very cold and may have been put in a freezer. police are investigating a
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a possible hate crime. it happened saturday night at the 1 train platform at 110th street in morning side heights. police say the victim was on the train with his partner and argued with another rider. when the train reached the station, the suspect made anti-gay slurs, stabbed the man with an unknown object. the victim had puncture wounds to his torso and chest but he's expected to be okay. on staten island, a pro donald trump side burned down outside a home investigators are trying to figure out if this was done on purpose. sam pirozzolo woke up to his giant "t" sign in flames this was about 1:00 a.m. yesterday. the fire is under investigation as suspicious. pirozzolo said he has built displays in the past, he said a bigger and better trump display will go up this week. >> i'm like, my god, my sign is burning. tuesday we're putting up a
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whoever did this? >> i can't say that on camera. >> staten island has a huge base of support for donald trump. he won the borough with more than 80% of staten island's vote during the primary. at the olympics today, the u.s. men's and women's basketball teams will be on the court. >> the men's gymnastics team final is tonight. michael phelps will be back in the pool. >> the united states will win gold in the relay ag medal as part of the men's 4x100 relay team. phelps and his teammates couldn't he but being emotional at the top of that podium. meanwhile, katedy ledecky won her first gold medal of the games. she shattered her own world record in the 400 meter freestyle and was nearly five seconds ahead of the silver medalists in gymnastics, lori
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floor exercise and on the balance beam. look at that. the team gold medal competition is tomorrow night. >> you know, i walked out a bit nervous. as i started getting going, moving, i felt a lot better. >> teammate simone biles and aly raisman will compete in the all-around. only the top two scoring athletes from each country get to compete in the all-around. a huge disappointment for defending gold medalist kendell williams advanced in her first round match, but she and her itselfer serena were knocked out of the doubles by a team from the czech republic. the sisters had never lost an olympic match since they began their careers at the olympics in the sydney games in 2000. venus williams out of the singles and doubles.
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u.s. is on top with 12. china with 8, and italy and japan tied for 7. stay with nbc 4 for all your olympic coverage. head to and check out the 4 to watch today. the highlights include michael phelps, he will be back in the pool. u.s. men's gymnasters team competes in the final. four olympians all from new jersey competing in fencing and judo. the men's 4x100 freestyle . there, there wasn't a percentage of body fat on all four of them. >> unbelievableunbelievable. >> 4:42. it is monday morning. you may have heard this over the weekend. tragedy on the tallest water slide in the world. the incident that left one little boy dead. that's coming up next. and changes coming to disney world. we'll tell you what they're doing to prevent another tragedy
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resort. and weather and traffic on the 4s is coming up. >> follow us on facebook, twitter and on instagram, darlene4ny and michaelg4ny. you're watching "today in new
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good morning. time for a check of your forecast. warm weather continues out there on this monday morning. nice and quiet. no rain to worry about today. there's a view from the top of the rock. temperatures cooled off in the suburbs. down to the 50s and 6 we will see more clouds off to the south, especially at the jersey shore. we get unsettled by the middle of the week, then a change comes in the ten-day forecast. temperatures are milder around
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75 in jackson heights. 77 in dyker heights. the ac is humming in all of these homes. 74 in chelsea. 71 now in staten island. warm start for you, but not muggy. when we look at the dew points, in the 50s. that's comfortable. that's a nice thing to have as we head into august. look at the satellite and radar, quiet around the i low pressure off to the south. you can see this band of clouds to the south of new york city. that's where that will stay throughout the day. monmouth county and ocean county, clouds will linger for you there. clouds throughout the day. dry through the evening. temperatures in the 80s, near 90 at some spots, but not humid. so it's a pleasant heat.
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10:00, we have that cloud band off to the south. sin shine for new york city into the hudson valley. that's going to be the trend throughout the day. no weather problems here around 6:00 p.m. let's go to tomorrow. this is tuesday, 6:00 a.m. another great commute. sunshine, no weather problems. heading into the evening, also dry. we're dry today, tomorrow. not until wednesday when we start to see unsettled weather working back in. that's going to bring showers and storms. also, weather returns. it gets sticky on wednesday. sweltering, steaming, stormy. a bunch of not good things except for the drought relief we need. otherwise uncomfortable and unsettled. look at the exclusive ten-day forecast. 85 to 90 throughout the week. watching storms return on wednesday. all right. let's see what we can check out in the commute right now. lauren scala has a look at that. >> thanks.
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and the gowanus. here's what it looks like out by the prospect expressway. the gowanus not moving along too nicely. all lanes are quloezed down eastbound on the bqe between hamilton and atlantic avenue with an overturned truck out there. in addition to that, you can see delays in this area. the east tube of the hugh l.carey tunnel is closed. you will sit through this to get otherwise, just road work out there. fdr drive shut down, this will be shut down until 6:00 a.m., between 96th street and 61st. head over to the west side highway or local streets to get around this. not seeing major delays out there because of this. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. we'll have more weather and traffic on the 4s. police are looking for the shooter who opened fire on a brooklyn sidewalk. according to investigators, the man in this video shot two men
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morning near the corner of marcus garvey boulevard and monroe street in bedford-stuyvesant. the victims were critically wounded. friends and family held a benefit concert for a teen who lost his leg in an explosion at central park. the family did not allow cameras to record him. golden was visiting central park for the 4th of july holiday when he stepped on a hom made explosive. his d strength since being released from the hospital. >> his strength and composure and positivity through this is just amazing to me. so he's helping me. he's helping me get through this as well. >> police are still investigating how that explosive ended up in central park. demonstrators are back on the streets of chicago protesting the fatal police shooting of an african-american teenager. the city has released nine dash
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handcuffing that suspected car thief last month. none of this footage shows the moment that 18-year-old paul o'neill was fatally shot in the back. the officer involved turned on his camera after the shooting. an investigation is underway. a fast-moving wildfire is burning through over 1,000 acres in southern california. these intense flames are from the pilot fire burning in the san bernardino national forest. hundreds of firefighters are several air tankers. a number of evacuations are underway. the fire started on friday but no word on what sparked it. there are no reports of injuries. walt disney world taking steps to prevent another tragedy at their florida resort. workers are putting up rock barriers on beaches at the seven seas lagoon in orlando. the plan was put into effect after a 2-year-old boy was snatched away by an alligator earlier this year. that rock wall will replace rope
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october. an investigation is underway into the death of a young boy on the tallest water slide in the world. caleb schwab, the 10-year-old son of a kansas state lawmaker died yesterday while riding the ride at schlitterbahn water park in kansas city. the slide is more than 17 stories tall and sends riders down in rafts three at a time. officials have to the released details about the boy's death. the park w today as the investigation continues. an autopsy will be performed to find out while an athlete died while competing on long island. lifeguards said they noticed 69-year-old vincent flex in distress as he was swimming in narrows bay. he was taking part yesterday in a triathlon. mr. flex died later at the hospital. he was mount kisco in westchester. still to come, good news for
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welcome back. 4:54, looking at the alexander hamilton bridge. in the next couple days we could be talking about serious flooding in florida heavy rain started falling yesterday. state officials told residents to brace for flash floods this weeklo panhandle. some areas could get 18 to 24 inches of rain by friday. courtesy of what the national weather service calls a slow-moving heavy rain event. >> time for a check of weather and traffic on the 4s. you see certain parts of the country getting this rain, and problems it can cause. >> it doesn't take a tropical system. no hurricane, no storms, just a front sitting there. that will be bad news. we may have our own unsettled
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week. we could see several days with rain. today is not one of those days. lots of sunshine out there later today. the heat continues, going for a high of 88 in central park. near 90 in places like new paltz, white plains. 84 in belmar. maybe more cloudiness heading down towards monmouth and ocean counties. otherwise a beautiful day ahead. 71 in the city. more of those 50s that we love in the suburbs north and crack open the windows in poughkeepsie, 56 is your low temperature. big changes coming our way. doesn't stay like this for long. we'll see that in the ten-day forecast. >> let's talk about the rails. p.a.t.h. over the weekend has been suspended so that they could install new signals. this will be ongoing on the weekends. no service until 5:00 a.m. on the hoboken and 36th street line. something to keep in mind there. everything else doing well. as far as the buses go, one
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that's nice. just one. normally we have 13. >> good news for drivers, gas prices are down once again. the decline could be over. latest lundberg survey finds the national average down 6 cents over the past two weeks. 2.16 a gallon. prices have fallen more than 20 cents since early june because the price of crude is down. however analysts say those prices have, on the wholesale level, regained substantially. so locally new yorkers paying the connecticut, 2.24. in new jersey, 1.90 a gallon. starting today in connecticut you'll automatically be registered to vote at the dmv. it involves anybody who is getting or renewing a driver's license. if you prefer you can opt out of your voter registration. connecticut did settle a federal lawsuit that claimed the state was not complying with the motor voter law. in just about an hour, many of you will see spraying to
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west nile virus. there will be spraying in every borough except manhattan that includes the northeastern bronx, queens, and brooklyn and northern staten island. spraying will end at 7:00 tonight and resume tomorrow morning. you should keep your windows closed in those areas. and senator chuck schumer is demanding that congress act now to fund the fight against the zika virus. he is calling on lawmakers to come back from recess even for a day. schur nearly $2 billion in funding. he said scientists are close to finding a vaccine and need the money to make that happen. the model who ran naked through times square is asking people to be more understanding about mental illness. he described what was going on in his mind when he stripped last month and then made it to
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he has been diagnosed bipolar and charges could be dropped if he gets treatment. a all-university study of middle and high school students found the most common reasons for trying e cigarettes were curiosity, good flavors and because friends tried them. most teens who tried the devices because of the low cost wer later. men and women who are single, there's no research that suggests being single has some perks. scientists at uc santa barbara found single people tend to have richer social lives. >> yeah. >> show more psychological growth, and are more self-sufficient than their married peers. single folks are also more
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last point. what does this mean? what looks like a nervous habit could be good for your health. researchers at the university of missouri studied 11 healthy men and women before and after three months of sitting. they found toe tapping increased blood flow. researchers say it's important because sitting for hours at a time with little or no movement could raise the risk of cardiovascular disease. they say fidgeting is no >> it's 5:00 a.m. if you're heading out the door take us with you. >> download the news 4 new york app on your mobile device. our next hour starts right now. we have breaking news. all delta air lines flights are grounded due to a massive system shut down that's worldwide. and more breaking news. this time overseas. an american professor kidnapped in afghanistan. >> we are live in rio de janeiro
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our country proud. "today in new york" starts now. good morning. :00 a.m. on this monday. it's august 8th. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm darlene rodriguez. raphael miranda is in for chris cimino. hi. >> good morning. another beautiful day ahead. just like yesterday. sunshine, temperatures well into the 80s. low humidity. that's the best part. you can see on doppler radar, not much going on. a quiet and dry start to the day. tempur a bit. 73 in central park, mostly clear skies. down to 72 by 7:00. then the warmup begins. back to the mid to upper 80s today. it's hot but a nice heat. it's not muggy. it's pleasant throughout the day. that changes in the ten-day. we'll look at that coming up. right now lauren scala is here with your commute. >> good morning, everyone. one big problem out there on the roads. we can see it here on the bqe,


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