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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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hamilton avenue with this overturned truck. this is what delays look like out by the prospect expressway. eastbound the bqe is shut down between hamilton avenue and atlantic avenue. this is really bad news for the morning commute. more weather and traffic on the 4s. >> thank you very much. we can't to get to breaking news. all delta airline flights are grounded thanks to a system wide outage. tracie strahan has been talking to frustrated newark. we've seen things happening locally and nationally. i never heard before of a system-wide global shutdown. >> really we're hear being this via social media right now. you said that's the update that delta is tweeting to passengers, asking them what's going on. they say it's a system outage nationwide. they are also saying they're working to resolve the issue. the problem with that, a lot of people we spoke with are not learn being it until they get to the airport. we'll show you a tweet that's
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airline. they say our systems are down everywhere. hopefully it won't be much longer. now it has been a little while now. actually a couple hours. we have reached out to delta to see what is happening. it appears to be a computer outage. we watched people going to check in at the terminals and then the buffering circle. they didn't allow them to do so. that's caused lines here at newark liberty airport to grow throughout the morning. we even spo the delta app who said he didn't get a notification on that either. >> normally i log right in. now it's not logging in so quick. >> did you try to log in earlier? >> yeah. it will log n but it has no flight information. it will have no update on if it's late or anything like that it's usually good. >> every passenger nationwide just checking in on delta's computer terminal not able to do so.
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you're hearing a lot of tweets from people who are saying they're frustrated, they're stuck on the tarmac right now as well as people just trying to make their flights. many of them set to take off in the next 20 minutes, 30 minutes. we'll go inside, check the status of things and bring you more in the next half hour. >> delta saying this is nationwide. i said globally earlier. they're saying nationwide. >> they're saying nationwide, heathrow airport and other airports saying they're experiencing the same thing. >> thank you very much. we're following breaking news from afghanistan. the kidnapping of an american professor. he was one of two teachers from american university of afghanistan who were taken. the other is australian. that school is closed and will remain so until the security threat is over. the two men were taken from their cars after they finished teaching evening classes.
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uniforms. there's no immediate claim of responsibility. we're following breaking news from pakistan. there's been a devastating bombing at a hospital. authorities say this morning's blast in quetta killed more than 50 people and wounded another 50. the explosion followed the faal shooting of a prominent lawyer. the attack appears to be the religious extremists. 5:04 right now. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. checking in with raphael. good morning. >> nice and quiet out there this monday morning. clear skies, temperatures in the 70s around the city. mild start to the day. looking at 75 in sheepshead bay. 75 in elmhurst. 70 in staten island. newburgh, 61.
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we're back into the 80s today. temperatures coast along in the 70s through the morning. 83 by lunch time. sunshine and clouds. it feels good. low humidity today. a high temperature in the mid to upper 80s. 5:00 looks good. happy hour outside tonight. lots of sunshine and temperatures in the 80s. we'll see how long this beautiful weather lasts in the ten-day forecast. here is lauren scala with the commute. >> the fdr drive remains shut down between 96th street and 61st. if you're coming southbound, you'll be pushed off at 96th on to 2nd avenue. we are not seeing delays right now. getting on the buses, we have one detour out there. the b 60 select bus service. and on the rails, everything is looking good alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. we'll have more weather and traffic on the 4s. thank you. 5:05 right now.
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>> americans are leading the overall medal count after two days of competition. looking to add more later today. >> nbc's jay gray joins us from olympic park. good morning. >> reporter: good morning darlene and michael. the two high-profile sports here and at every summerics and swim. team usa in both sports dominating the competition. olympic pool led by 19-year-old superstar katie ledecky who shattered her own world record winning gold in the 400 free. >> feels good. yeah. great to be up there. >> reporter: that top spot on the podium is a place michael phelps is used to. he added a 19th gold medal to his collection as the men's 4x100 relay team edged out france. in the gym, the american women looked almost unstoppable.
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biles and aly raisman securing a spot in the individual all-around competition. >> i think we're ready to compete. >> reporter: they'll get that chance on tuesday. the men will be back in action later today. the u.s. team currently in second place. also today, phelps and ledecky back in the and kerry barrett and april ross back on copacabana beach for volleyball. should be a great night of television. >> in the men's 4x100, france was favored to beat the u.s. that was a surprise even that the u.s. won. >> you make a great point. phelps was not a part of the qualifying relayrelay, he was t second leg, got the lead and the
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>> great finish for sure. >> let's look at the medal count. u.s. on top, 12 medals overall. three gold, five silver, four bronze. china has eight total medals. italy and japan tied with seven. check out the 4 to watch, highlights include michael phelps back in the pool after winning that gold medal yesterday. also ahead, the u.s. men's gymnastics team competes in the team final. and four olympians a judo. police are hunting the killer who took the life of a jogger in queens. tonight they plan to meet with elected officials to discuss ways to keep everyone there safe. katherine creag is there, and this was brought home personally by karina vetrano's family. >> reporter: there was a press
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was found murdered, close to here is the family's home. we want to show you this moment during that press conference when the mother of karina vetrano took off her sunglasses and told the reporters, look into my eyes. she addressed the killer saying he will be found soon and the entire world will know who killed her daughter. investigators continued their work in trying to figure out who killed karina vetrano who went out for a jog last tuesday evening in this area of howard beach. 78th street and 161st she had been strangled and sexually assaulted. vetrano's mother had a powerful message for the killer. >> it's the whole entire world against you. the whole entire world knows
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>> reporter: so many people have been affected by what happened to karina vetrano. there is a town hall that will take place tonight, 7:00 p.m. with elected leaders incluing the borough president, councilman and assemblymen. they will talk about what they learned. 7:00 p.m. at st. helen's catholic church by 157th avenue. back to you. >> thank you very much. officers say they were attacked on the job. an officer was removing a food tray from an inmate's cell yesterday morning at rikers island when he began hitting him. another officer raced to help and he was slashed on the forearm. the inmate was arrested and a scalpel wrapped in electrical tape was recovered. still ahead, huge weapons heist caught on camera.
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. here's four things to know. breaking news, delta air lines flights are grounded. the airline tweeted out their computer systems are down worldwide. it's preventing passengers from checking in and flights from taking off. the city's department of health will be spraying for mosquitos today in every bou but manhattan. the l train service will be affected all week long. there will be no trains between lorimer street and broad street junction. and the u.s. men's gymnastics team will compete in the all-around final today in rio. in swimming medals will be awarded in the 200 meter freestyle and the 100 meter backstroke. the women's 100 meter backstroke and the 100 meter breaststroke.
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forecast. beautiful day ahead. you can see in what your expect for today, bright, beautiful sunshine to start the day. it will be another hot one. well into the 80s today, so dress for that, but low humidity today through the afternoon. clear and quiet tonight. another comfortable night north and west of town. we'll see more temperatures like these. in the 60s right now. the further away you head from the city, the cooler you are. generally you see hudson valley. 64 down in howell. 63 in toms river. 71 in point pleasant. 71 rat this hour in keyport. a look at the satellite and radar, high pressure still in control. clouds will linger for you, especially down the jersey shore today. monmouth and ocean counties, you may see the clouds hanging on throughout the day. it will stay dry. all of the rain well off to the south across virginia and the carolinas. here's the day planner. sunshine and clouds mixing
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bring your shades, you'll need them. temperatures back to the 80s. by 3:00 p.m., flirting with 90 in some spots. not too muggy. it feels okay. not the oppressive heat we'll see later on. future tracker shows around 10:00, still mostly cloudy around the jersey shore. perfect weather for your ride home. 6:00, mostly sunny skies. temperatures in the 80s. heading into tuesday, great start toou about 88 the high for today. lovely summer day. overnight tonight, loving these temperatures north and west of town. 71 in the city. 60s and 50s. crack open the window and enjoy it. tomorrow another dazzler. 87 with sunshine for your tuesday. all right. let's look at your exclusive ten-day forecast. we're looking good until wednesday. that's when the humidity cranks up several notches.
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showers in the forecast through the weekend. let's see how the commute is moving along. lauren scala has a look at that. >> moving along nicely everywhere except one spot. heading over to the bqe where it is shut down eastbound by hamilton avenue with this overturned tractor trailer. this cleanup is ongoing. people are out there as well as emergency vehicles. so delays, they go back pretty far. we'll show you what the gowanus looks like out past the belt emergency and up through industry ty standstill towards the top of your screen. your best bet to get around this, take 3rd avenue beneath the gowanus to hamilton and beneath the bqe to get around it. we don't know when that will reopen. that's the spot to avoid. heading over to the long island expressway, things moving fine around the grand central parkway. enjoy your ride while you can. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect.
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presidential candidates will give dueling speeches on the economy this week and one bush just said yes to donald trump. tracie potts has a look at decision 2016. interesting because specific plans for the economy is something we're waiting to hear from from both candidates. >> reporter: exactly. that could happen this week when we hear these two speeches. clinton on thursday and trump today. we start w quite interesting today. happened over the weekend. no we have video of it. because we knows there been a lot of bad blood between jeb bush and donald trump, especially through the primaries. now bush's son is telling republicans they need to get behind the nominee. >> reporter: the first bush, jeb's son, is going public to support donald trump. >> it's a bitter pill to
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and you help. >> reporter: trump goes to detroit today to lay out his economic plan. >> our country is losing its companies. our country is losing its jobs. our trade deficits are massive all over the world. >> reporter: trump is expected to focus on taxes, energy, government regulation and trade. avoiding deals like the tpp, hillary clinton's running mate said he'll vote against it. >> we can't have a deal that cannot be enforced. >> reporter: newt don't add up. >> of course not. i think historically no candidate's numbers add up, particularly in the media. >> talk more about what republicans wanted to see and talk about, jobs, the economy, strong foreign policy. >> reporter: aides say clinton's economic speech on thursday also in detroit will focus on the big jobs package she's promised in her first 100 days. and an economy that works for middle class families, not just the rich. a new abc/"washington post" poll
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trump but about even on who voters trust about the economy. in that poll, voters prefer clinton's temperament but still have trouble with her honesty. michael and darlene? >> tracie potts, thank you. today we may learn more about a deadly shooting at a popular concert venue in manhattan. lawyers for roland collins are holding a news conference today. collins pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from a shooting ronald mcfader was killed during the shooting. collins said the rapper shot himself in the leg and someone else killed mcfader. authorities in south carolina are ramping up the search for suspects in a sophisticated and well planned robbery. it took only four minutes for thieves to make off with $20,000 worth of guns.
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weapons. officers got there four minutes after the alarm went off, but by that time the guns and suspects were long gone. still to come, gawker gets punished. find out how much the internet tabloid may have to shell out to
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clear sailing through the george washington bridge on this monday morning. gawker is reportedly in talks to settle an invasion of privacy case with hulk hogan. the judge ruled that gawker must pay hogan $140 million for releasing a sex tape of the former wrestler. according to the "wall street journal," early talks are de it comes one week before a court administered auction that will see gawker's founder, nick denton lose control of the company. a team of comic book super villains took the top spot at the box office this weekend. >> love your perfume. what is that? the scent of death? "suicide squad" brought d.c.
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debut. that's a new record for an august opening record. super spy jason bourne came in second place. that's not him. $23 million. followed by "bad moms" made $14 million. >> >> i have a friend who saw that. said it was hilarious. it was all moms in the theater. everyone was laughing extra hard. >> they can we can for sure. good morning. we had some weather where you wanted to be outside over the weekend, but now some unsettled weather heading our way. we'll see that in the ten-day forecast. let's focus on today. the radar picture is quiet. if case you're lucky enough to get back to the beach a beautiful day. especially for long island. down the jersey shore, you may have extra clouds hanging around. maybe not as much sunshine. it will be warm for everyone. 80 in fire island. the water temperature, 73 to 79.
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less chilly, wave heights 2 to 3 feet. there's a moderate risk for rip currents for all beaches. be careful and make sure a lifeguard can see you. uv index is up. there it's 8, very high. you need the sunscreen no matter what you're doing. we will not see lightning today, but changes are coming. >> lauren? >> s metro-north, lirr, new jersey transit, p.a.t.h. and subways are operating without delays or service changes. a live look at the gowanus which is the bad news. here's what it looks like by 38th street, past the belt merge up through industry city. nothing moving here too well. that's because the bqe remains shut down eastbound out by hamilton avenue with an overturned truck. not a fun ride today. see if you can take 3rd avenue
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robbers who left empty handed when witnesses say their gun fell apart. and a rough morning for delta air lines. the nation's number two carrier has flights grounded nationwide. i'm tracie strahan live at newark liberty airport with more keep watching "today in new york." download the news 4 new york app on your mobile device right now. we'll be right back. ???
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breaking news, delta air lines flights grounded after a worldwide system shutdown. and overseas, a hospital bombed and the death toll keeps rising. and the pro trump lawn ornament torched on staten island. "today in new york" starts now. good morning. monday morning, august 8th. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. raphael miranda is in for chris. he day ahead. warmer start to the day. >> temperatures in the 70s. near 90 later today. it will be hot this monday but not muggy. that's a great forecast, especially as we head into august. it can be very muggy this time of year. mostly clear skies outside. temperatures dropping down into the 70s. 73, but that's comfortablecomfo. the humidity is low. as you plan your day, pack your shades and plan on staying
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this afternoon. going for a high of 88. a mixture of sunshine and clouds. excellent day taking shape with low humidity to enjoy. this low humidity won't last for long. we'll look at ten-day forecast and some steamy times coming our way in a few. right now lauren scala with a look at commute. >> good morning. if you're headed out towards the bqe or gowanus, avoid the roadway right now. we still have this overturned tractor trailer out there. all lanes remain hamilton avenue and atlantic avenue. you can see people getting pushed off at the ramp here. so, again, 3rd avenue to hamilton avenue, you can eventually get back on. delays back to about 38th street on the gowanus. more weather and traffic on the 4s. thank you very much. breaking news right now. delta flights grounded, travelers frustrated, it's all because of a system-wide outage. "today in new york's" tracie strahan is at newark airport.
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trying to work their way through these problems. >> we thought we saw things turn the corner here thanks to a customer service agent who took a passenger to one of those computerized kiosks and said let's try it but it's not allowing anyone to check in that's the reason flights are grounded nationwide. we'll show you a tweet that delta is giving out to anyone asking them what's going on. passengers have been asking them for hours now this morning. systems are down everywhere. hopefully it won't be much longer. again, we have reached out to delta to see what the issue is. it appears to be a widespread computer outage preventing passengers from checking in at kiosk and flights from taking off. a lot of passengers showing up to newark liberty airport are not aware of what's happening until they try to do so. >> you ever have this problem?
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alarm going off, it could be a notification. i've never seen this before. this is not delta's standard. >> reporter: the computers are causing the problems for the nation's number two carrier this morning. it's not allowing passengers to check in. and it has grounded flights nationwide. we hear it's grounded flights globally as well. people reporting problems at heathrow airport and other airports around the world. we'l situation and keep you up to date. back to you. breaking news from afghanistan where two professors have been kidnapped, one of them is an american. both men are teachers at american university of afghanistan. they were both in their car after teaching evening classes and were confronted by gunmen wearing military uniforms. the school is closed and will remain so until the security
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responsibility. also following breaking news from pakistan. there's been a devastating bombing at a hospital. authorities say this morning's blast in the city of quetta killed 50 people and injured another 50. it followed the shooting of a prominent attorney earlier in the day. the blast happened when mourners gathered at the hospital to claim the body. the attack appears to be the work of separatists, not time for weather and traffic on the 4s. chris is off. raphael is in. good morning. temperatures in the upper 60s, low 70s. down to 69 in floral park, 75 in sheepshead bay. 71 -- 70 at this hour in staten island. as we head throughout the day, temperatures in the 70s throughout the morning.
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the day. we stay in the 80s through the evening. sunshine and clouds throughout the day. low humidity, it's hot but a good, dry, comfortable heat. we'll look at ten-day forecast and some steamy weather moving in. lauren scala has your commute. >> thanks. good morning. let's talk about mass transit. just one detour this morning. the b60 select service. as far as the rails go, everything moving along well alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. we still have big problems on the bqe. we'll have the details coming up on the fours. >> thank you very much. happening right now, police and local leaders are trying to calm fears after horrific crime in queens. 30-year-old karina vetrano was dragged off a jogging path, sexually assaulted and strangled in howard beach last week. katherine creag has the chilling
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>> that jogging path right here, the crime scene so close to the vetrano family's home. the mother and father of karina vetrano vowed justice will be served. there was a moment when the mother took off her sunglasses and said look into my eyes, the killer will be found soon and the entire world will know who killed her daughter. investigators are trying to figure out who murdered karina vetrano who she went out for a jog in this area of howard beach. she was discovered strangled and sexually assaulted. vetrano's mother had a powerful message. >> my daughter was a big believer of karma. as you can see, she's magical. the whole world knows she's magical. and i guarantee you, you will
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>> reporter: so many people have been moved by what happened here. there is a town hall that is set to take place tonight, 7:00 p.m. with elected leaders, including the borough president, local councilmen will talk with the community about what they learned from the nypd. that town hall will take place at st. helen's catholic church. 7:00 p.m. in the evening, 157th avenue. back to you. >> thank you very much. pol deadly stray bullet shooting. surveillance video shows the moment 79-year-old manuel ayala was fatally shot in new rochelle. he's the man in the cowboy hat. 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.
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he got along with all the family. >> mr. ayala, a father of 12, he was here visiting from mexico with his family, visiting his family. police are poring over surveillance video and could make an arrest soon. it is 5:38. 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 th held a gun to a female employee's head. there was a struggle for the gun, when the suspect tried to fire it, the fake gun fell apart. he did get away empty handed. on staten island a pro donald trump sign burned down outside a home and investigators are trying to figure if this happened on purpose. sam pirozzolo woke up to his
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>> the united states will win gold in the relay again. phelps won his 19th gold medal as part of the men's 4x100 relay team. katie ledecky is bringing home goal shattering her own world record. she was nearly five seconds ahead of the silver medalist. in gymnastics, new jersey's lori hernandez, big night on the floor exercise and on the balance beam. 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 gabby douglas. a shock in tennis, serena williams advanced in her first round match, but she and her
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women's doubles tournament by a team from the czech republic. big upset there. the sisters had never lost an olympic match since they began their careers at the olympics in the sydney games in 2000. venus williams now completely out of the games. here's a look at the medal count. u.s. on top with 12 medals. china with eight, italy and japan tied at seven. head to nbcnewyork.com and check out the 4 to watch today. the highlights include michael phelps, he will be back in the pool. the u.s. men's gymnastics team competes in the final. four olympians all from new jersey competing in fencing and judo. big day if you're a swim fan. >> your daughter will be watching. >> my daughter is a breaststroker, and it was fun
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we try as parents not to brag too hard. a triathlon in long island leads to an investigation. and tragedy on the tallest water slide in the world. an accident that's left a little boy dead. that's coming up next. and weather and traffic on the 4s is coming up as well. you're watching "today in new
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>> good morning. it's the start of another beautiful day ahead. temperatures in the 60s and 70s right now. headed back to the 80s. another beautiful summer day. the best part is the low humidity. even though it's hot. temperatures will be above average. humidity stays low. it stays nice and comfortable. lots of sunshine in the valley. more clouds to the south. if you head down to the jersey shore, you will see more cloudiness today. the drying trend ends by the end of the week turning much more unsettled and humidity on the rise. enjoying these temperatures in the hudson valley. 58 in washingtonville. 50s in lagrangeville. 60 in hopewell junction. kind of warm around the city with temperatures still in the
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picture, quiet scene here. some clouds down the jersey shore. that's where you will see those clouds throughout the day today. as we take a wider view. rain well off to the south. it will stay there today and tomorrow as well. let's plan your day. it will stay dry. you don't need the umbrellas. get ready for the heat. back to 3:00 pp, 88 degrees. that is above average. but not humid. it feels okay. a warm finish towards the evening. temperatures in the low 80s with comfortable humidity over the next couple of days. we have the dew points here. this is today. i have a scale, below 60 means comfortable. that's where we are all day today. in the 50s. heading into tomorrow, more of the same. dew points in the 50s. look what happens as we head into wednesday. 60s and 70s. we're looking at the on sit end of the scale, that's oppressive humidity. that's a major change that happens on wednesday. gets steamy, temperatures are
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that means with the humidity t could feel like mid to upper 90s. enjoy the next two days of comfortable heat. looking at the ten-day forecast. 88 for the high today. down to 71 tonight. tomorrow, 87. again, that's your last comfortable day. by wednesday, steamy and sultry with scattered storms and temperatures in the mid 0s, low 90s. very humid on thursday. let's see how the commute is moving along. lauren scala has a look at that. the commute, particularly the bqe. this is what it looks like eastbound by hamilton avenue. an overturned tractor trailer has been out there for well over an hour. tow trucks are on the scene. this will be out there for a while with the cleanup. how bad are delays? let's look outside at the gowanus. this is up through industry city. looks more like a parking lot.
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take 3rd avenue to hamilton avenue. it's about a four mile delay heading into this area. heading over to other problems on the roads, on the car lanes and turnpike, there is an accident after exit 9 that blocks the left lane. head over to the truck lanes if you can. on the bruckner, watch out for a disabilitied vehicle out by helens point avenue. that's not causing much of an issue. move your car today. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. we'll have more weather and traffic on the 4s. friends and family held a benefit concert for a teen who lost his leg in an explosion in central park. 19-year-old conner golden made his first public appearance and thanked a crowd at a restaurant in his homestate of virginia. the family didn't allow cameras to record him. he was visiting central park for the fourth of july holiday when he stepped on a homemade explosive. his dad spoke about his strength
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>> 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. officials fear mexico's deadly mud slides will claim more victims. right now the death toll is 38. the slides were sparked by drenching rains from tropical storm earl. hillsides collapsed and buried homes. mexico's military is digging out homes and looking for anybody who may still b hundreds of firefighters are battling a fast-moving wildfire in southern california. these flames are from the pilot fire. it's burning in the san bernardino national forest. overnight that fire remained out of control. a number of evacuations are underway. no word on what sparked it. walt disney world is trying to make sure a recent tragedy is not repeated.
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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 barriers that are in place now. the work should be finished by october. a water park in kansas is going to stay closed today following the death of a state lawmaker's young son. 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. he was riding the veroot, the tallest water slide in the world. the slide than a 170 foot plunge in rafts that can hold three people. we're waiting for an autopsy to tell us why a triathlon competitor died on long island. lifeguards said they noticed 69-year-old vincent flex in distress as he was swimming in narrows bay. he was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. flex was from mount kisco and taking part in the smith point triathlon. the playing days for alex rodriguez are coming to an end
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last game will be this friday. this is after the team comes home from a series in boston. a-rod will still be a yankee. he'll stay with the team in an advisory role. alex says the past few weeks, they've been tough for him. >> it's been very painful and embarrassing to sit on the bench. it's been awkward. so from that sense, i'm happy we found a solution. >> the price for alex rodriguez's last game have gone up 355% since the announcement. the average price around $350. there will be so much debate over his legacy. such a complicated one. >> it is very complicated. there's a lot of controversy. >> but there were real feelings at that press conference. still ahead, why experts say staying single may be a good idea. >> what? >> the benefits of the single life next. you're watching "today in new
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5:54 right now. we are your team usa 4x100 anchor team. >> 100 centimeters. >> and we're exhausted. >> so tired.
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beautiful day for a run outside. if you're going outside, temperatures in the 70s. 50s and 60s north and west of town. that means the humidity is low. not too muggy. no rain to track on this monday morning. later on, it will be hot for a run. 88 is your high temperature in central park. above average temperatures in the hudson valley. 87 in poughkeepsie. up to 86 in clip white plains. nm seeing extra cloudiness throughout the day. overnight, another cool, refreshing night. love those 50s in madison and poughkeepsie. steamy and stormy over the next few days. we'll look at that in your ten-day forecast. >> thank you. >> we have a couple problems on the roads. starting with one for our new jersey commuters, on the turnpike northbound in the car
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that's blocking the left shoulder and the right. a slow ride getting into this area. head over to the outer roadway. and bigger problems for people in brooklyn. chopper 4 live over the scene of this overturned truck that's been out there for quite awhile. i believe it's a budweiser truck. that's out there on the roadway. >> eem rolling. >> all lanes are shut down on the bqe eastbound. delays go back past the belt merge. quite significant. it's quite a stretch. you'll want to head to 3rd avenue and hamilton avenue. these delays go back four to five miles. >> reporter: and they are not moving. a tough commute today on the gowanus/bqe combo. single ladies, single men, don't worry about your status. new research suggests being single has psychological perks.
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found single people tend to have richer social lives, show more psychological growth, are more self-sufficiency than married peers. that's one survey. i think there's strength in having a partner, too. >> of course there is. 5:57, coming up, an update on t for delta air lines. tracie strahan is at newark airport tracking the york." download the news 4 new york app on your mobile device right now.
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up in flames on staten island. and team usa brings home the goad and breaks a world record. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everybody much it's monday morning. it's august 8th. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. chris has the morning off. raphael miranda is here. higher temps, but a silver lining to that. >> that's the low humidity. also the sunshine. that will boost our monday. beautiful day taking shape. it is warm outside but dry. you can see on the satellite and radar, no rain to worry about this monday. temperatures keep dropping. down to 71 right now. we like that trend. getting more and more comfortable out there. mostly clear skies, winds are light. don't get used to the cooler temperatures. heating up to the mid 80s. it is hot but nice, because humidity stays low. no mugginess to complain about on this monday.
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we'll look at your ten-day forecast. right now lauren scala has a look at your commute. >> not many complaints outside of the gowanus/bqe combo. kai simonsen is on the scene of an overturned truck, with a major debris spill. i believe this is a budweiser truck. bqe is shut down eastbound out by hamilton avenue. this is causing huge delays. they go back past the belt merge. four, five miles already on a complete standstill. take 3rd avenue to hamilton avenue to get around this it's going to be a slow ride everywhere as people try to pick up alternate routes. do not head to the gowanus or the bqe. you will sit in traffic. more weather and traffic on the 4s. now to breaking news a worldwide system outage has
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tracie strahan is at newark airport. what are you hearing from passengers. >> reporter: you never want to start the morning hearing sorry via your airline, but that's what's happening to passengers trying to check in on those computer terminals. they are not able to do so because this is a system-wide outage affecting flights from heathrow to newark. he's a tweet we can show you from delta. they said our systems are down longer. we have repeatedly reached out to delta to try and pinpoint what's going on. we thought things were turning the corner a short time ago when a ticket agent tried to have a customer check in on that computer deyosing. he wasn't able to do so. he just got that circle saying things were buffering and then to see an agent. flights in the air have not been affected according to social
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taking off. that's led to long lines upstairs. >> i didn't get an e-mail or anything. so it's really crappy. it's 5:00 in the morning. i didn't expect it to be this bad. >> again, every passenger that's tried to use delta's commuter computer terminals, they have not been able to check in agent, they have been issued boarding passes, but whether or not they've been able to take off is a mystery right now. >> thank you very much. we're following breaking news from kabul, afghanistan where an american is one of two professors kidnapped there. an american and australian, both teachers, were in their cars going home after classes. gunmen in military uniforms
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so far no group has taken responsibility. also following breaking news from pakistan. there's been a devastating bombing at a hospital. authorities say this morning's blast in the city of quetta killed 50 people and injured another 50. it followed the shooting of a prominent attorney earlier in the day. new video of an attack and attempted robbery in the bronx. you can see seven men fighting a victim in the street in morris heights. police say they tried to rob somebody else. the fight was so wild, bystanders rushed to get kids out of the way it happened at the corner of west tremont and university avenue on july 22nd. police hope someone will recognize these suspects. 6:04. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. we want to check in with raphael miranda. we've been on a great stretch, enjoying summer '16. >> that will come to an end
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enjoy today and tomorrow. that's the beautiful stretch of low humidity. temperatures in the 60s and 70s. 69 in floral park. 72 in city island. 69 in staten island. mid 70s for you as you start your day down in sheepshead bay. as we are planning the rest of your day, we keep it going. sunshine and clouds through the morning and afternoon. more sunshine the further north you go. in the hudson valley, mostly sunny day. down the jersey shore, everyone. well into the 80s. low humidity on this monday. humanity does crank up several notches. we will see that in the ten-day forecast and tell you when it gets sticky. >> a couple trouble spots out there on the roads. on the new jersey turnpike, car lanes northbound after interchange 9, route 18, there's an accident out there. one to two lanes getting by. slow ride in this area. head to the outer roadway.
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we have kai simonsen live in chopper 4 over the scene of this overturned tractor trailer, it looks like the cab has been uprighted. but you can see the trailer part of it is still being cleared off the roadway. huge delays out there. all lanes shut down eastbound by hamilton avenue. delays go back to 86th street, not far over the verrazano bridge this is a big mess. head to local streets in brooklyn to get around this expect a lot of traffic there as well. many people will be an alternate route. this is not moving. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. your next weather and traffic on the 4s. tonight police and elected officials will host a community meeting in queens. 30-year-old karina vetrano was dragged off a jogging trail and sexually assaulted and strangled. she was laid to rest yesterday.
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>> i'm hear to remind you in case you don't already know that now it's the whole entire world against you. >> news 4's katherine creag will have more in a live report at 6:30. it is 6:07 right now. want to turn to the olympic games in rio. right now the united states leads the medal count with 12 the u.s. and china and australia are tied for gold medals with three each. >> team usa looking to add more gold hopefully later today. jay gray is in olympic park. is that the bicycling jersey? >> reporter: it's not that tight. no. look at it maybe i just fill it
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for team usa with the crest and usa on there. darlene, i didn't know if you noticed, it has -- >> i noticed. >> reporter: look, let's get to the business of the olympics before i embarrass myself more. swimming and gymnastics, they are always the high profile events in the summer games. no different in rio. right now in both sports the americans are dominating the competition. team usa making waves in the olympic pool led by 19-year-old superstar katie ledecky who shattered her own world record winning gold in the 400 free. >> feels good. yeah. great to be up there. >> reporter: that top spot on the podium is a place michael phelps is used to. he added a 19th gold medal to his collection as the men's 4x100 relay team edged out france. in the gym, the american women looked almost unstoppable. nearly sweeping the qualifying
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spot in the individual all-around competition. >> i think we're ready to compete in team finals already. >> reporter: they'll get that chance on tuesday. the men will be back in action later today in the finals. the u.s. team currently in second place. michael phelps and katie ledecky back in the pool today. volleyball under the lights on copacabana beach. they don't have this for the rest of the team, oneng added, look at my shoes. >> yeah. >> oh. >> they have to add these, right? >> you are team usa all day. >> you are, jay. >> love it. 6:09. stay with news 4 for your olympic coverage. >> head to nbcnewyork.com and check out the 4 to watch today. highlights include michael phelps back in the pool after winning that gold medal yesterday. also ahead, the u.s. men's gymnastics team competes in the
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judo. in other sports news, friday will be the last time that we see alex rodriguez playing for the yankees. a-rod will still be a yankee. rodriguez and the team announced he'll remain on an advisory role to mentor young players. at the stadium a-rod spoke briefly about his legacy. >> i do want to be remembered as someone who is madly in love with the game of baseball. someone who loves it at every level. i also tripped and fell a lot. but someone that kept getting up. >> the price for tickets for his last game has gone up 355% since the announcement. the average price is now $345. coming up next, prices at the pump keep falling. see what drivers around our area are paying to fill up. and later, taking action against zika and west nile.
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getting underway right now. and weather and traffic on the 4s coming up. we look at folks getting around into the lincoln tunnel. you're watching "today in new
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the time is 6:14. time for a check of your forecast. more of the same today as we saw yesterday. the heat is in place, temperatures into the 80s. but we don't have the humidity. more sunshine to the north. more clouds off to the south. the sunny trend continues tomorrow. then we turn unsettled by the middle of the week. it turns sticky and stormy at times. we'll look at that in a few minutes. your temperatures for nassau county, 61 for muttontown. some cool spots that may be turning off the ac.
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70 in valley stream. 69 in floral park. here's the radar and satellite picture. you can see clouds lingering again down the jersey shore towards central and southern new jersey. but no rain in sight. we have to head to virginia and the carolinas, that's where the rain will stay today. nice and dry as you head outside. let's plan your day. temperatures in the 70s through the morning. we turn up the heat by lurch time, back to 83 degrees. mid to upper 80s, some folks could see 90 just to the west of town, places like newark, but not a sticky heat. a comfortable, dry heat. sunshine and clouds through the evening. this is 10:00, notice the cloud cover off to the south. that's where it stays primarily throughout the day. mostly sunny and dry for the evening commute.
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we're keeping it dry through tomorrow evening. no weather problems until wednesday. that's when everything changes. humidity is back. it's sticky, steamy, and sunshine comes to an end. we could see strong storms throughout the day on wednesday. thursday, not much better. the heat goes on. cranking up the humidity. could feel like 95 to 99 degrees by the end of the week with that high humidity. on and off storms right into the weekend. that's forecast. here is lauren scala with the commute. >> service changes for commuters. delays on "a" trains and the rockaway shuttles. we have some problems on the roads. garden state parkway northbound, an accident before exit 145. we still have one on the turnpike in the car lanes. this is after interchange 9. route 18.
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heading northbound out by jamaica avenue, a disabled vehicle is causing delays. the biggest problem is the bqe. we have kai simonsen over the scene of this overturned truck out there. it's been out there for quite a while. still quite a mess. all lanes shut down eastbound on the bqe by hamilton avenue. you will be pushed off at happen melton avenue if you can get there. delays back to the verrazano bridge. we'll talk about the drive right now. we're timing that out. from the verrazano bridge to the prospect expressway, things moving at maybe 9 miles per hour. from the prospect expressway, you can't even get to the brooklyn bridge. a slow ride through there. more weather and traffic on the 4s. investigators say a fire on staten island is suspicious. it wasn't a house that burned down, it was a pro donald trump
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1:00 a.m. yesterday in castleton corners. fire crews don't know what started the fire but they took the spotlights that were shining on the sign to determine if they contributed to the fire. the owner says he plans on build ing a bigger and better sign this week. this week both presidential nd today. his campaign tells the "washington post" that trump will target average voters. clinton will go to detroit on thursday. today she's taking her jobs tour to florida. two new york city corrections officers say they were attacked on the job. an officer was removing a food tray from an inmate's cell yesterday morning at rikers island when he began hitting him. another officer raced to help and he was slashed on the forearm. we blurred the picture. an inmate was arrested and a scalpel wrapped in electrical tape was recovered.
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done to protect their members on the job. a connecticut college student who weaponized drones heads to court in his fight to stay in school. he claims central connecticut university inflated charges against him because of the videos, the drone videos he posted online. the school said he made threats and threatening gestures to people on campus. he was expelled and is suing in an effort to return to the school. now to a consumer alert, it's c 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 regained substantially since then. so locally new yorkers paying the most, 2.31. connecticut, 2.24. in new jersey under $2, 1.90 a
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comic book bad guys ruled the weekend box office. >> love your perfume what is that? the scent of death? "suicide squad" brought in $135 million in its debut. that's a new record for an august opening record. super ja that's not him. $23 million. followed by "bad moms" made $14 million. darlene said everybody was laughing. >> something we can relate to, those of us with children. good morning, guys. >> good morning. >> good forecast for all moms regardless of how you behave. no rain out there this morning. a beautiful start to your day. nice and dry. you might want to make it a beach day today. another beautiful day.
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hamptons. sunshine and clouds there. you may see more cloudiness down the jersey shore. heading towards long beach island, ocean city, it may not be quite as bright there. moderate risk for rip currents. water temperatures getting milder. mid to upper 70s. uv index is very high today. you need the sunscreen whether you're going to the beach or out to lunch. 88 is your temperature. lots of sun, and winds are light. we have the heat but we don't have the humidity. that's outside but that will change. >> all right. we'll deal with it. thanks. >> we have some issues on the subways. right now there are delays on southbound "a" trains and on the rockaway park shuttle. this just came in. delays in both directions on the 4 train as well. major commuter lines look good. the bqe remains closed eastbound by hamilton avenue. a look at that coming up.
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that breaking news impacting travelers worldwide. >> a global ground stop for delta air lines. i'm tracie strahan, i'll have more on what's causing delays for the nation's number two carrier. keep watching "today in new york." download the news 4 new york app
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breaking news, delta forced to ground flights as the airline tries to resolve a worldwide system outage. >> an emotional message and we have a major commuter alert. a tractor trailer crash causing a huge backup on the bqe. "today in new york" starts now. good morning. it is 6:30 a.m. on this monday, august 8th. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm darlene rodriguez. chris is off this morning. raphael miranda is here with the forecast. >> good morning. we're off to a great start this monday morning. lots of sunshine out there. nice and mild around the city. humidity not too bad.
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work week. you can see on the radar, not a whole lot going on. we've been tracking temperatures dropping a bit, down to 71 in central park. that's a comfortable start to the day. winds are light around 3 miles per hour. they will shift to the southwest as the day goes on. visibility is good. as you plan the rest of your day, temperatures into the 80s by lunch time. mid to upper 80s through the afternoon. loads of sunshine and clouds. the best part, humidity stays low today. it feels good outside. we'll look at the coming your way in a few. here is lauren scala with your commute. >> good morning, everyone. if you are just tuning in and you happen to be a computer that takes the gowanus/bqe combo, pay attention. kai simonsen over the scene of an accident that is an overturned truck with quite a bit of debris on the roadway.
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delays back to the verrazano bridge right now. everybody being pushed off the roadway out by hamilton avenue. a slow ride on the local streets as well. that's the only way to get around this. you don't want to get stuck in this. we'll keep a close eye on it. more weather and traffic on the 4s. delta airline flights are grounded worldwide due to a computer outage. tracie strahan is at newark airport. for hours now they've been trying to work things >> faa just issued an advisory about this. confirming a ground stop for delta air lines worldwide. they say the airline is requesting assistance with computer failure. now delta is confirming the same. they finally took to twitter a short time ago saying delta has experienced a computer outage what's affected flights scheduled for this morning. flights awaiting departure are delayed. flights en route are operating normally.
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flights while the issue is being addressed. while that issue is being addressed, we have seen some hefty lines here. people attempting to check in the at computer terminals get the buffering signal and a screen that says sorry, go to a ticket agent. when they get to the ticket agent, they can get their boarding passes, but as delta said, flights are was happy to get her boarding pass but wasn't sure when she was taking off. >> did you try to check in at the computer? >> i already saw they weren't working. so i wasn't going to waste time to check in on those. i just got in line, they called me. i said okay. >> did they say anything when you checked in? >> she said the computers are down, sorry for the delay. it wasn't a big issue. >> reporter: we should mention flights that are already in the
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that's good news. but it has delayed several flights. inside a lot of the departure boards are showing those delays as delta works on this commuter glitch, whatever exactly it is. >> hopefully they can resolve it soon. now to our breaking news from afghanistan, a manhunt is underway for a kidnapped american professor. he was taken in kabul along with an australian. they were both in the after teaching classes at american university of afghanistan. then gunmen in military uniforms grabbed them. the u.s. and australian embassies say they're aware of the situation but they're not saying anything beyond that. we're following breaking news from pakistan. more than 50 people were killed in a bombing at a hospital. dozens of others were also wounded in this attack. police say it was the work of a suicide bomber. it happened a short time after a prominent lawyer was killed by
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behind these two attacks. right now teams are making the rounds to nearly every borough of the city to spray against mosquitos. this is to fight the west nile virus. the northeastern bronx, eastern queens, northern staten island and then marine park in brooklyn will be sprayed. the process will be repeated tomorrow in those neighborhoods. while they're doing it, you're advised to keep your windows closed. 6:34. time for weather and traffic on 4 >> temperatures on the mild side. humidity is low. that's a nice comfortable formula for this monday morning. temperatures, even though it's warm in elmhurst with 75, 71 in city island. north and west out of town, temperatures in the 60s. 68 for you in staten island. as you plan the rest of your day, it gets hot. temperatures well into the 80s. by lunch time we're up to 83. sunshine and clouds throughout the day.
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today. stays comfortable. humidity stays low today. a change on wednesday and it's not a good one. we'll look at your ten-day forecast in a few minutes. here's lauren scala with a look at the commute. >> in addition to the bqe with the delays at hamilton avenue causing problems, we have other problems. rockaway shuttle. there is an unauthorized tractor trailer on the belt parkway westbound, that's causing a slow ride through here. and then a disabled vehicle on the van wyck northbound by jamaica avenue. move your car today. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. we'll have your next weather and traffic update on the 4s. now to the latest in the murder of a jogger in queens.
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they did not hold back as they issued a message to their daughter's killer. katherine creag is in howard beach with the latest. an emotional day yesterday. >> reporter: certainly was strong. the message from the mother and father, darlene, of karina vetrano, we are here at crime scene. you can see how police continue to have a strong visible presence here as well. there's a tent there. the nypd with officers and investigators on the scene. nearby at the family's home there was a press took off her sunglasses and told reporters look into my eyes. she addressed the killer saying he will be found soon and the entire world will know who killed her daughter. investigators continued their work in trying to figure out who killed 30-year-old karina vetrano who went out for a jog last tuesday evening in this area of howard beach, 8th street and 161st avenue. she had been strangled and
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vetrano's mother had this powerful message. >> my daughter was a big believer of karma. and as you can see, she's magical. the whole world knows she's magical. and i guarantee you, you will pay forever. >> and something we've been letting people know, there's a town hall gathering that will take place tonight, 7:00 p.m. with elected leaders including the borough president, a local they will talk with the community about what they've learned from the nypd. darlene that town hall will take place at st. helen's catholic church, 7:00 in the evening over by a 157th avenue. back to you. >> katherine creag, thank you. police in westchester county are searching for the gunman behind a stray bullet shooting that killed a 79-year-old man. surveillance video shows the moment that manuel ayala was
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on union avenue and 3rd street in new rochelle saturday night. the shot was fired from across the street. he was not the intended target. police are investigating the subway stabbing in manhattan as a possible hate crime. this happened saturday night on the 1 train platform, 110th street in morning side heights. an attacker made an anti-gay slur before stabbing a 28-year-old man in the chest and torso. that victim had puncture today we may learn more about a shooting at a popular club in manhattan. lawyers for roland collins are holding a news conference today. collins pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from a shooting at irving plaza in may. ronald mcfader was killed during the concert featuring rapper t.i. collins' attorney said the rapper shot himself in the leg and someone else shot mcfader.
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>> the united states has 12 medals. china has eight. australia has six. two of the three u.s. gold medals came from the pool. >> the united states will win gold in the relay again. >> the men's swim team brought home the gold in the 4x100 relay. michael phelps had the second leg of that race. it's his 19th gold medal. >> nobody came close to k ledecky in the 400 meter freestyle. she shattered her own world record by nearly two seconds to win the gold. in gymnastics, lori hernandez had a big night on the floor and balance team. the team gold competition comes up tomorrow night. >> i walked out a bit nervous. as i started getting going, moving and stuff, i felt better. >> teammate simone biles and aly raisman will compete in the all-around. only the top two scoring
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a huge disappointment for defending gold medalist gabby douglas. in tennis, a shocker, serena and venus williams were knocked out of the women's double by a team from the czech republic. it is their first loss since playing in the olympic games in sydney in 2000. venus williams now completely out of the games. the "today" show is live in rio. they'll have all the reaction to what was a really big night at olympic games and some of the american medical winners, that's the men's 4x100 team. they will join the "today" show team live. that's ahead at 7:00 a.m. it's so great. so emotional. saw some of the swimmers there. you go through years and years and years of practice.
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exciting race. the american team was not favored, france was favored, but they pulled it out. >> you feel it with them. 6:41. still ahead, see which movie star is getting attention for her olympic excitement. you're watching "today in
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the time is 6:44. a look at your weather led lines. more of the same beautiful weather we had yesterday on this monday. lots of sunshine, low humidity, hot temperatures. we will see more clouds off to the south down to the jersey
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most of us today and tomorrow. we have a change coming by the middle of the week. it turns unsettled and also the mugginess comes back by wednesday. we'll see that in your ten-day forecast. right now we're enjoying this. temperatures in the 60s out east in the hampton bay, 64. comfortable in riverhead, 66. 66 in montauk. 68 at this hour in orient. a look at satellite and radar shows a quiet scenari the tri-state. notice monmouth and ocean counties, that's where most of the cloudiness stays, and the rain stays in north carolina and virginia. we stay dry on this monday. dry for the morning commute, right through the evening, sunshine and clouds. look at those temperatures. it will be hot. 88 degrees around 2:00, 3:00 p.m., but not muggy. a comfortable, dry heat. a beautiful finish to the day.
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these are the dew point temperatures today, in the 50s. comfortable zone. tuesday, more of the same. on wednesday, all of that moisture, humidity, stickiness creep backs in by wednesday morning the heat and humidity becomes oppressive. let's look at your ten-day forecast, back in that st stick pattern, stormy thursday, friday, saturday and sunday. humid all those days, and temperatures between 85 and 90 degrees. let's look at the commute. at least it's dry. >> we know it's a bad commute no matter how sunny it is outside. right now delays on the a train and the rockaway shuttle. at the george washington bridge,
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25 minutes at the lincoln tunnel inbound. 20 minutes at the holland tunnel. we have big problems on the bqe. kai simonsen is live over the scene of a tractor trailer, a budweiser truck out there. you can see them trying to upright this truck. it looks like the tow has a crane on it. it's incredible to watch how much cleanup is taking place. you will be hamilton avenue. the delays go back to staten island. so try to take local streets or you'll want to take local streets through brooklyn but delays and congestion through there as well. just to show you the drive times, the average time wednesday you get off the verrazano bridge, moving at 11 miles per hour, and 15 tops on the prospect. this will likely be out there for a while.
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will be performed to find out why an athlete died during competition. 69-year-old vincent flex was taking part in the smith point triathlon yesterday then he got into trouble while swimming in narrows bay. he was pronounced dead at the hospital. he was from mount kisco in westchester. up next, a patriotic display like no other. we'll show you which celebrity may be team usa's biggest fan twitter and on instagram, michaelg4ny and darlene4ny. you're watching "today in new
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team usa is getting some gold medal support from a "saturday night live" star. >> usa! usa! >> that's leslie jones, she's commenting on the summer games on instagram and twitter. sometimes watching three screens
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red white and blue with replicas of gold medals. her tweets scored her an official invite to rio from the nbc producer of the games. >> the "today" show is coming up in a few minutes. we check in with matt and hoda in rio and see what's ahead. i don't know if i've seen somebody have as much fun in r wait until you see the open of the show. it's worth waiting for. >> hoda's picture is up in some nightclubs in rio. a big cross through it. be careful coming up on a monday from rio. we will catch up with michael phelps and katie ledecky after their gold winning performances last night. >> also ahead, could it be gold for both the u.s. women's and
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after strong starts. and savannah will be talking about that delta air lines problem with their computers shutting down flights overnight. that will impact travel all day long. she'll have the latest on that. and gisele bundchen opens up about her big moment in the opening ceremony. when we see you here in a few minutes on "today." there's a lot going on behind us that we can't reveal. a lot. >> that's what happens when you're in rio. >> by the wa in the open, michael, you'll remind yourself to change the oil in your car. >> really? >> okay. all right, matt. >> i have to change the oil. okay. >> great to see you. great time already. up next, we'll check in with lauren and get an update on that major mess we've been following, the overturned beer truck that's been backing up traffic for miles on the bqe. live pictures from chopper 4. >> you're watching "today in new
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for the road. for the ride. for the early mornings... long days... and late nights. for the love. ?? welcome back. breaking news impacting travelers worldwide. delta is grounding flights due to a computer outage. >> tracie strahan is at newark with the latest. >> reporter: after quite a morning, the nation's number two airline is confirming that computer outage on their website. delta posted this about 20 minutes ago, explaining to customers they experienced a
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force this morning. flights awaiting departure are delayed. flights en route are arriving normally. at newark, there are several long lines for flights taking off. delta is advising everyone to call carriers to see when this will be resolved. now to katherine creag with the latest on the murder of that jogger in howard beach. >> reporter: as you see the crime scene here, police continue to do their work with officers and trying to figure out more about this case. nearby at the family's home, karina vetrano's mother had a powerful message. >> it's the whole entire world against you. >> reporter: she told the killer he will be found soon. the parents vowing justice will be served. so many have been affected by the murder of karina vetrano, she was only 30 years old and
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evening in this area of howard beach. a town hall scheduled tonight at st. helen's catholic church. back to you. >> thank you very much. we wanted to get the latest on that commuter alert on the become becomes. let's go up to kai simonsen. >> good morning to both of you. big troubles in brooklyn. we had troubles out here all morning long. these are live pictures from chopper 4, first on the scene over the bqe by atlantic avenue. overturned tractor tra as the leanup continues, the eastbound bqe remains closed. you are forced off at hamilton, and the inbound gowanus is slammed. you're backed up over the verrazano bridge into staten island. we'll continue to keep you up to date. i'm kai simonsen, lauren what is the rest of the traffic looking like? >> for everybody else, we don't have major problems. this is the worst of it and it's really bad. we have one other accident
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the bruckner northbound out by exit 7c, country club road. that's delayed almost become to the hutch and the throgs neck bridge. if you're getting on the rails, delays out there on southbound "a" trains and rockaway park shuttle trains. that's it. >> raphael? >> beautiful day ahead. hot but without humidity. temperatures in the upper 80s today. mostly sunny skies. not feeling that mugginess that we can this time of year. that's coming, though. tomorrow is still good. 7, all of a sudden the humidity is back, it's super muggy, steamy, unsettled. showers and storms not all day long but from time to time. once we're in that pattern we say in that pattern for several days. thursday, friday, into the weekend, temperatures between 85 and 90. high humidity. could feel like 95 or hotter. scattered storms right through the rests of the weekend. even into monday. so enjoy today and tomorrow.
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>> okay. stay with us. local news updates every 30 minutes throughout the morning. the "today" show is next. that's what's happeningen it happening "today in new york." good morning. americans rule the pool. >> going to give them a significant lead. >> a big night for michael phelps and katie ledecky. phelps adding a 19th gold medal wh other own record leaving her competition way behind. >> ledecky is on the way to history in these games. the u.s. gymnastics team dominant as they begin their quest for gold. a stunner in tennis. three-time doubles champ serena and venus williams out in the first round. "today," monday, august 8th,

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