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people who are telling him to be presidential. i think that's what this is. this is really more of a validation of donald trump and his sort of gut instincts on how to run a campaign. >> reporter: the republican nominee getting his first classified intelligence briefing today in lower manhattan. but trump, whose campaign has been centered on upending main stay pillars of government, will take the information with a grain of salt. >> do you trust intelligence? >> not so much from the people that have been doing years, over the years. it's been catastrophic. >> reporter: as donald trump continues to struggle in new polls, the campaign announced he'll be airing his first tv ads of the general election campaign in five swing states. that begins friday. get this. according to nbc news, in the last two months, hillary clinton's campaign has spent $61 million on general election ads. donald trump, zero. steve: this is not your typical campaign. thank you, joe.
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$10,000 for improper use of public space at trump tower. the city issuing the penalty after the gop presidential candidate shut down the public atrium for campaign events >> the man who climbed trump towers is being held on $10,000 bond. the 19-year-old of virginia waited until his parents went out of town before driving to new york city. he used suction cups to climb from the fifth floor to the 21st floor of his attorney called the episode profoundly stupid and says her client is receiving much needed mental health treatment. he faces reckless endangerment, trespassing and other charges. steve: hillary clinton didn't waste time weighing in on donald trump's staff shakeup. >> dan bowens will show us how the democratic nominee is trying to keep the spotlight on his controversies instead of her own. >> reporter: hillary clinton's solid lead appears to be strengthening, especially in battleground states.
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is looking to take advantage of donald trump's new look campaign. >> donald trump has shown us who he is. he can hire and fire anybody he wants from his campaign. >> reporter: speaking to a crowd in cleveland, hillary clinton looking to exploit the shakeup in her rival's campaign staff. >> they can make him read new words from a teleprompter. but he is still the same man who demeans women, mocks people with disabilities and thinks he knows more about isis than our generals. >> reporter: the democratic nominee building on recent momentum and donald trump's string of controversies. a new quinnipiac poll showing mrs. clinton opening up a double digit leads in swing states colorado and virginia and on the plus side of a too close to call state in iowa.
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looking to draw a stark contrast to the new york billionaire's agenda. >> under his plan, donald trump would pay a lower tax rate than middle class families. we have no idea what tax rate he pays because unlike everybody else who's run for president in the last four or five decades, he refuses to release his tax returns. >> reporter: the clinton campaign navigating fallout from her e-mail scandal. the fbi turning over to congress notes from its investigation, something clinton critics >> the fbi declared information to be classified that was, according to miss clinton and the state department, unclassified. you can't have it both ways. this is a complete and utter failure of the system. >> reporter: one note here. the new poll also looked at what would happen if libertarian gary johnson and jill stein were on a four-way ballot. it found hillary clinton still ahead by a comfortable margin in colorado and virginia and up slightly in iowa. back to you.
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more than a thousand firefighters are trying to put out a fast moving wildfire in california tonight. it's burned over 30,000 acres in san bernardino county in 30 hours. several buildings, mobile homes and vehicles have been destroyed and 82,000 people have been evacuated from the area. officials have closed down roads and major highways. the u.s. forest service says extreme heat, dry winds and low humidity are making it really tough to control the fire. >> the fuels are year. and in my 40 years of fighting fire, i've never seen a fire behavior so extreme. >> this is the latest in a series of wildfires burning across california. steve: more than 500 people evacuated off a ferry boat in puerto rico. the caribbean fantasy was arriving in san juan when a fire broke out and spread to the ship forcing passengers to slide down
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still unclear what caused that fire in the first place. people in louisiana trying to recover from some of the worst flooding the state's ever seen. the flood waters there have killed 11 people and damaged or washed away 40,000 homes. now the survivors are trying to save whatever belongings they can and clean up their property while police ?are looking for injured or missing people as well as dead bodies. 30,000 people have been rescued since friday. steve: the family of a bronx deli worker shot by a suspect using a police officer's the family met with the bronx district attorney today who briefed them on the criminal investigation. last week a panhandler grabbed an officer's gun during a fight outside the a & m deli on east 198th street and fired 15 shots. one struck the man who was killed. >> it's been very difficult. we just need justice. justice will be done.
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police during the altercation and is expected to be okay. he's facing a bunch of charges, including murder and attempted murder of a police officer. an emotional reunion for a pair of men linked by a dark moment in new york city's history, both lost loved one during the crown heights riots. >> reporter: these two haven't seen each other in five years but their bond goes to august 1991, the crown heits brooklyn. >> as a father, i wanted to see things better for the world and different people. >> reporter: his seven-year-old son was killed when a station wagon crashed into him while he was fixing his box. his seven-year-old cousin survived. it touched off three days of riots by african-american residents angered that the driver of the station wagon was
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that his brother was murdered, an incident murdered because he was jewish. >> he didn't see color. he didn't see differences. he saw the commonality between everybody. and when i think of the way which his death came about, it is just the antithesis for everything he stood for. >> this is chapters in new york city city history. relations between jewish and black residents have healed. this community activist helped broker the unity and hopes the crown heights of today can serve as an example he feels is needed today. >> especially when we see things happening around the nation, that this community has been a shining example, a glowing example of our accomplishments in race and group relationships. >> crown heights can be at the
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be endorsed and to be encouraged. >> reporter: antwan lewis, fox 5 news. steve: federal railroad administration says many commuter and freight railroads have made little progress installing new safety technology, even though it's been mandated by congress. positive train control uses digital radio communications, gps and signals alongside tracks to monitor train positions. it can stop or slow trains to prevent them from disobeying due to excessive speeds. railroads have until the end of 2018 to get that technology installed. >> people in levittown unhappy with the lirr. steve: why homeowners are calling on the railroad to clean up its act. >> reporter: residents of levittown are out raged about this property. they say it's an eyesore full of high weeds, debris, mice and
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have that. there's tree limbs, bushes, people dump stuff back that. it's horrible. >> reporter: this woman says she and her 15-year-old daughter, who is disabled, can't enjoy their own backyard. >> it's very bad. we installed a fence because there's hypodermic needles behind the fence, the rodents. we have traps all around the backyard. >> reporter: the two mile stretch of property is owned by the long island railro property. officials say this has been a problem for years. they claim lirr crews have come out to clean up, but they don't do it enough, costing neighbors hundreds of dollars on exterminators. >> they have been indifferent to complaints from neighbors and the town of hempstead. >> this is not rocket science. this doesn't need a study. it doesn't need a plan.
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a comment and a spokesperson said the lirr's vegetation management program must prioritize the 700 miles of active track in need of constant attention for safety purposes. in response to the community outreach, we trimmed this stretch of railroad last month. the lirr said it will continue to do the trimming in this area as well as continue its communication with the elected officials. in formoso. steve: the campaign trail and the fight against lyme disease. >> how candidates are trying to help people. steve: and the slow rebirth for 2nd avenue. after years of subway related
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alison: lyme disease is a key issue for political candidates in the hudson valley. steve: sharon crowley shows us the push for more research battling the disease. >> i was bitten by a tick in 2012. >> people are getting very ill and can't work. they can't support their families. >> reporter: in the hudson valley, dutchess county and surrounding counties, there are more people fighting lyme disease than anywhere in the country. in fact, one doctor i talked to called it an epidemic. are we in the middle of an
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>> reporter: he moved his practice to hyde park, new york, to be closer to the epicenter of the problem. he's treated 12,000 lyme disease patients here, written books on it and is pushing lawmakers federally and locally for more funding for research. lyme disease is caused by a tick bite and can produce a wide range of symptoms. >> we're not getting the monies we need for research. the nih is giving 25 million for lyme. zika virus got a billion. lyme is the no. 1 spreading in the united states at this time. >> reporter: it's a campaign issue. republican new york state senator sue sarino is running for re-election in the 41st district. >> it's one of my top priorities. i've seen the devastating effects of lyme disease and when it's not treated how it affects people. it breaks my heart. >> reporter: she sponsored a
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determine if insurance companies in new york state could be legally bound to cover costs of the long-term effects some patients have with lyme disease. terry is running, too. he says a study doesn't go far enough. health insurers have resisted covering the symptoms. >> it's past time to study it. we know we have a large amount of county and in new york state that are suffering from lyme disease and cannot afford their medical bills because the insurance companies aren't covering them. >> reporter: look for lyme disease to remain the center of this campaign for the state senate in the hudson valley as the number of people diagnosed each day shows no sign of letting up. >> we need answers and we need them quickly. we are in the middle of an epidemic. >> reporter: sharon crowley, fox 5 news. steve: it is terrible. alison: am i nuts?
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takes for it to feel more comfortable out. a breeze, less humid. alison: you could walk around and not sweat so much. nick: felt a lot better. and you are nuts. alison: has nothing to do with this. nick: it was a great day. the wind was out of the west and gusty. it was going to drop the humidity and make it bearable. clouds will be increasing tonight. 85, 77 the split. 83, 68 is the average. your just a little bit of rain. i don't know if you woke you up. we had the thunderstorms that moved in across the area. sunshine, 82. the air is dry with a dew point at 64. only 55 percent humidity. winds to the northwest. the pressure 29.98 and holding steady. we'll see clouds increasing as we look at fox 5 sky guardian. no areas of rain yet, but later on tonight, past the midnight hour, a couple of showers may
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up in just a second. again, a nice august day. 87 at the jersey shore. 87 at newark. mid 80s allentown. 80 in sussex. 87 in islip. no sea breeze with the wind out of the west. 82 on the east end at montauk. they're 80 now. 85 in southern connecticut. mid 80s on the rest of long island. no sea breeze at the jersey shore either this evening. 82 at poughkeepsie. 80 considerably lower. only in the middle to lower 60s. a lot more tolerable out there. the dew point will start rising again a bit tomorrow as the wind comes to the southwest. we'll keep humid weather into the end of the week. a northwest wind will come around to the west and eventually south through the overnight period. the initial bands of showers are falling apart. further to the west there are
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head into the early part of tomorrow morning. probably just before day break. it may last until 9:00 or 10:00. scattered showers. not a lot of rain with this disturbance. yesterday we pushed the shower threat back to the later part of the afternoon. i think it will be earlier now and we'll stay dry tomorrow afternoon as high pressure rolrolls in from the west. lower 70s in the city and 60s in the suburbs. sun through the midday hour and through the afternoon. we'll climb to 84. again, the humidity starts to ramp up see on our futurecast the shower threat is pretty much early. then we get into sunshine. can't rule out a stray shower or thundershower north and west of the city tomorrow afternoon or evening. then high pressure builds in and that will give us nice warm and humid weather through friday into the first half of the weekend. our forecast tonight, lots of clouds move in. the shower risk past midnight. 73 in the city. 60s away from town. tomorrow the shower risk to about 9:00 or 10:00 in the morning. then sun for the rest of the
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back up to 84. we'll stay in the upper 80s friday and saturday. good-looking days. lows become more uncomfortable into the middle 70s. more humid as well. showers and thunderstorms may arrive by early to mid sunday afternoon and last until midday monday. we'll be in the 80s those days. looks nice tuesday, wednesday. lower humidity and comfortable weather. steve: great summer if you like it hot. thank you. there may be light at the end of the tunnel of people tired of getting around the construction alison: linda schmidt is here to show us some of the cleanup. >> reporter: that's right. you say it's been a pain. i think that's putting it mildly for a lot of people who live and work here along second avenue. we're on second avenue between 69th and 70th. i'm happy to report there's progress being made. look behind me. you can actually see back here. there's nothing blocking your view. you can see the storefronts. up until two or three weeks ago, that was not the case.
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it's not perfect obviously. we would like it to be more cleared out but it's better than a year ago. >> reporter: life is getting back to normal on some sections of second avenue between 68th and 71st streets. folks have wider sidewalks and they can see the names of the businesses on the awnings. for the past couple of years, they've been blocked by high fences and temporary structures built on second avenue as part of the subway construction. >> i'm sure it's better for the businesses. people are able to go into stores. >> a big difference. makes it a lot easier. last few months it's been very difficult. i'm happy it's getting better. >> looks pretty nice. it's more spacious. >> reporter: all right. now phase 1 of the second avenue subway project, we have reported this before. it extends from 63rd up to 96th street. when it opens -- it's slated to open the end of december or the beginning of january.
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alison: the summer camp where you can learn to dj from scratch. welcome. it's me! the extra crispy colonel. my extra crispy, twenty dollar fill-up feeds a family of four.
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steve: aspiring dj's learning to get the party started. alison: simone boyce takes us to the school that's putting kids behind the turn how to mash up hits. dj, make the beat drop. ? ? >> we have kids we taught here that are actually working in the business and are teenagers. >> reporter: the instructor shares over 30 years of djing experience with his aspiring stars. he learned to spin while turning with b.i.g. and lil wayne. >> we're swapping out 32 beats
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of the song, finding our spot and jumping in. >> reporter: nine-year-old avery has been training for a month. >> you get to do your own stuff. sometimes you get to pick your own songs and you get to mess around with the boards. >> reporter: he's working on his dj name. >> my favorite pokemon. >> reporter: it is helping luke ove overcome a problem getting the party started. what are your favorite styles? >> hip-hop, ed and all kinds of stuff. it feels great. honestly, yeah. i basically like read the crowd see what they're feeling. >> reporter: john has been training for two years and put his skills to the test.
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>> at first it was scary but you get used to it. i love playing for this crowd. i like showing them music. >> reporter: summer camp season is over but classes are offered year round at spin dj academy. >> these kids are future stars. they're going to be everywhere. >> reporter: dj simone, fox 5 news. alison: controversy following two olympic swimmers home from brazil. steve: why police have more questions mugging in rio. >> when you feel like you can't do it, someone else will pick up the strength for you. alison: the group is giving young women with cancer someone
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alison: cancer doesn't discriminate. old or young, it can affect anybody. steve: stacey delikat shows us how survivors are coming together to help young women battling the disease. >> i was 32 when i was diagnosed. >> reporter: this special ed teacher was focused on raising her two young boys when the unthinkable happened. >> i had two masses in my right breast, both cancerous. and both, it was going to need
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>> reporter: while young women make up a small percentage of breast cancer cases, the number is significant. the american cancer society estimates 25,000 women under 45 will be diagnosed this year. but that doesn't make it any less isolating. >> i was completely for it. immediately all these thoughts go into your head. i've never met anyone in their 30s with breast cancer. >> reporter: that changed after her diagnosis. >> hi. >> reporter: tara was to the group five under 40. >> we come with a unique set of issues. fertility, managing career growth, relationships. >> reporter: jennifer understands those challenges because she was diagnosed at 32, just weeks before her wedding. >> instead of a honeymoon, i had chemotherapy. i mean, everything -- and no one could identify with me.
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under 40. i could not meet anyone. >> reporter: she did meet someone and they decided to start a group for young breast cancer patients. five under 40 lives on with the survivors at the helm. they've worked with hundreds of women as young as 23, helping them find top doctors and massage specialists to beauty products to of cancer drugs. one is getting high quality wigs. >> when we found the wig i put on, i looked in the mirror and i remember i was crying. it's self-worth. it's confidence. especially as a young mother. i have two little boys, a three-year-old and five-year-old. how do i explain that mommy doesn't look like the other mommies? it's more than just myself. it's my children.
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piece. >> reporter: perhaps most importantly, her group provides a listening ear, a friendly face or a shoulder to cry on. >> the one-on-one contact is everything. looking a young woman in the eyes to say i'm not a healthcare professional, but i've been there. >> when you feel you can't do it, someone else will be there to pick up that strength for you and carry you along if you can't walk yourself. that's what five under 40 does. >> as the organization grows to help more women, to ramp up fundraising efforts and getting ready for a big event in october. i'm stacey delikat, fox 5 news. steve: law enforcement from around the country going to be able to get the help -- get money to help fight the rise of heroin and opioid abuses. the obama administration announcing it will put $17 million toward the effort. it will help support projects to disrupt drug trafficking and
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naloxone for overdoses. alison: on staten island today, services for a 13-year-old boy who committed suicide. the funeral was in west brighton this morning. he took his life last thursday. the boy claimed his classmates bullied him because of his weight. he told school administrators, but they didn't help him. steve: mayor de blasio calling on congress to keep the city initiative command center this afternoon to ask for more than $100 million in antiterrorism money. the mayor says if the funding does not get passed, the city could become vulnerable. >> if congress doesn't act, new york city will become less safe. it's as simple as that. and we will have less ability to protect against a terror attack. if congress doesn't act, there will be a lot of happy terrorists in the world because they'll have a chance to come at
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steve: congress currently on vacation. they get back to work next month. alison: an executive member of the olympic committee arrested in a ticket scalping scandal. authorities raided the hotel room. he's accused of plotting with six other people to sell tickets for this summer's games above face value making $3 million in profit. during the raid, the 71-year-old from ireland got sick and was taken to the hospital. no word on how he's doing. steve: two members of the swim team got back to the u.s. just in us to explain why ryan lochte and james feigen's stay in rio was nearly extended. that does not look like harvey. >> i kidnapped harvey. holding him for ransom. alison: what happened? >> ryan lochte is back in the states. officials are questioning the legitimacy of his story saying he was robbed at gunpoint. there is a judge that has
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passport. the problem is he's back in the states. we spoke to his attorney who said they never got a call about his passport being seized. he is basically firing back at rio officials saying that ryan and the other guy sat for questioning, extensive questioning with the rio officials, the usoc officials, with everybody. he told the story over and over. the officials in rio are saying there's contra ryan's account of the robbery is different from some of the other guys in regards to how many robbers there were and who had guns and what not. but his attorney says whatever happened is what ryan said and it's pretty crazy that these people don't believe his story. steve: it is pretty crazy. good thing he got out of town when he could. alison: might have been there for a long time. steve: boy.
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thank you very much. alison: thanks, gary. steve: when it comes to robo calls, seems there's no where to run or hide. alison: why the do not call list isn't keeping telemarketers a way. steve: plus shopping that can help is save money and the planet. alison: first, here's tonight's new york minute. 're wired differently, which means we can fix things differently. thanks for calling fios. this is ryan. you can't tell me this cord isn't in. i know it's in. it's in, but it's not working. i'm sending you a link to the my fios app that going to let me see what you're seeing. really? yes, mr. mcenroe... see that cord? just plug it into the connector on the right. so you can clearly see what's in and what's out? oh absolutely. i like that. tech support that lets your technician see the problem over your smartphone.
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steve: your cell phone is not the safe haven from telemarketers it used to be. alison: i get so many more calls. mac king shows us why the rules to stop the calls aren't working any anymore. >> a missed call. i called back. it says do you want to be put on the do not call list? i assume they want to verify i'm a human they can market to. >> it's like spam. we live in a digital >> they're automated. >> reporter: if it seems like your cell phone is receiving morrow -- more robo calls, it makes sense. >> this is the no. 1 complaint. 10 years ago it wasn't the case. >> reporter: tim manages the end robo calls campaign. phe estimates people lose millions every year to telephone scams, many executed through a
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number. >> reporter: telemarketers can buy lists of numbers but a better use of the money is to buy software to cycle through millions of combinations of random numbers to reach more of us. >> that's one of the big reasons we've seen an increase. the technology has changed so much. >> i just got one now. >> reporter: a bill known as the robo call act would force phone companies to arm consumers with tools to block calls. until it is passed into law, the ce increasing number of calls from robots from unknown numbers. >> i've seen them routed from nassau county and through utah. >> reporter: few of which call with a legitimate offer or piece of information. >> none. i don't trust them as far as i can throw them. >> reporter: i'm mac king, fox 5 news. alison: shoppers love the thrill of a bargain. i'm one of them. steve: who doesn't. how the city is using social media to encourage people to visit their local thrift store. alison: and a high flying way to
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but first, here's tonight's new york minute. we mean it this time. >> hundreds of volunteers, many school kids, got together at the solomon schechter school of long island to pack backpacks for underprivileged kids. it is the 15th annual supplies for success has grown a lot from its humble beginnings. >> yesterday we did 1721 backpacks. today we're hoping to do at least and in total throughout the new york area, by the end of the month, we'll have almost 11,000 backpacks packed for the underprivileged children who could not afford it. >> we have now baseline six days a week funding. >> reporter: with that, libraries in new york will be open six days a week. the pilot program was made permanent because libraries have grown into more than places to read and research. >> this is a community center
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stages of life. >> reporter: you can find your local library at
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alison: in fox 5 health news, a promising new drug to treat osteoarthritis. it could improve bone health
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steve: joining us, dr. michael smith with web md. when you get it, you're not alone. >> you're far along the drug. this drug compared to what we have, it might prevent fine fractures. to take a step back, if you're diagnosed with osteoporosis, you'll get the tried and true like fosamax. they but if you have severe or if you fracture a bone, even on treatment, you're going to get a newer drug. why don't we go to them firsthand? they're expensive. they're injectable. they're more powerful. they will build a bone whereas the older bones stop bone loss. a huge benefit. but there are concerns like the one that's currently available on the market, some evidence that in rats it might cause bone cancer.
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high doses. they won't be used first off. good to have another option. steve: this isn't a surprise. a warning. many college students binge drink even though they know it's bad. alison: nothing's changed. steve: hard to get 20 years old to think of mortality. >> there's something about the college environment that makes us drink and binge drink. the college kids are drinking more than others. they know it's harmful, but surprisingly, when you look at lsd, cocaine, heroin, they don't think that's so bad, occasionally using that. it's really interesting to see. wonderful reminder. while it may not be hugely surprising, good reminder for parents to just talk to your kids. assume they're going to do it. 60 percent of college kids drink even though most are under age. teach them how to be safe.
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people tainting other people's drinks. you've got to talk through that and let them know heroin isn't a great idea. alison: good one. important for parents to think about drugs. they're not thinking about heroin. >> heroin is increasingly common. it's scary. steve: you make bad decisions when you've been binge drinking. thank you. we appreciate it. today was much more comfortable. now 82. all right. alison: feels balmy. steve: go for a run at noon. nick: it feels better. the humidity is down considerably from yesterday. it was very oppressive 24 hours ago. we had thunderstorms in the area. now it's a quiet evening coming up. we're going to start to run the risk of a couple showers past the midnight hour, mostly before day break and through a portion of the morning commute. not a lot of rain but showers will be coming in. a much different day with
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81 at albany. up to 89 philly. 93 washington, d.c. to the west, it stayed in the low 80s buffalo to williamsport. 76 at pittsburgh. fox 5 sky guardian, we're okay. no problems now. none expected through this evening. take it outside. go for a nice walk or run. it should be fine. it's overnight that the problem comes in. as you look to the west, you see the cloud cover going back towards the ohio valley and you see showers across west virginia. some trying to sneak up int falling apart as they come into the drier air. the battle will continue as far as the dry air and the shower activity trying to come in from the south and west. eventually some will sneak in around day break and last for a few hours. 87 still at belmar. we talked about there being no sea breeze today. hope you enjoyed the beach. very, very nice. 86 at islip. 80 towards montauk and into
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the wind's out of the northwest at 7 to 12 miles an hour. that continues for a while, becoming westerly overnight and south to southwest as we head into tomorrow at speeds of 5 to 10 miles an hour. no real weather system coming. there's a disturbance moving through the upper atmosphere and that will kick off the showers early tomorrow. the big deal will be this area of high pressure that builds down and takes over to bring drier air starting tomorrow afternoon. that will last through the weekend. it will turn more southwest wind and the humidity will stay high through the end of the week. temperatures will go back into the upper 80s. tomorrow, stopping in the low to middle 80s because of the cloud cover around the first part of the day. 83, 84, new york city tomorrow. to the west, chicago is 88. 90 at kansas city. 92 atlanta towards new orleans. 88 denver and seattle tomorrow. hot in the northwest and 81 as you get towards los angeles.
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notice tomorrow morning we'll stop at 7:55 in the morning. there's the showers scattered from the hudson valley down to western long island. sun will come back as we head into the afternoon. a slight risk late in the day into the early evening. could be a shower or thundershower to the north or west but that won't take place. i don't think that will be correct on friday. the computer model is trying to grind out moisture but i think it stays dry. waves running tomorrow. water, mid to upper 70s. uvi an 8. a low risk for rip currents. 73 in the city. 60s northwest. the shower risk gets out of here tomorrow morning. sun in the afternoon. climbing to 84. upper 80s friday, saturday, into sunday. humid days. the next chance of showers and storms sunday afternoon and it may last to midday monday. nice days for tuesday and wednesday next week. steve: love it.
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for thrillseekers who want to see the natural wonder from up above. the elevated cable ride is on the canadian side of the falls. it's 2200 feet long and goes over 40 miles an hour and would make me weak. steve: better than a barrel. bargain hunters have a good excuse to shop today because it is national thrift store day. alison: as audrey puente shows us, shopping secondhand stores is a fun w and recycle. >> reporter: if you're a bargain hunter, today is your day. it's national thrift store day. the department of sanitation wants you to shop. >> this is a program that started in 2013 where we encourage everyone across the city to go to their local thrift store and buy a reused item. >> reporter: the reusing of materials greatly benefits our environment. >> our whole network of thrift stores in the city of new york reduced waste by 20 million
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of 6700 vehicles on the streets. >> reporter: buying goods from non-profits like housing works in chelsea helps important social service missions says katherine. >> all of the funds go to our mission which provides life saving services for thousands in need. that could be anything from housing to healthcare, job training, just supportive services that they need. >> reporter: that's why chris miller came in from long island. >> because i about the work they do for those struggling with h.i.v. and aids. >> housing works is one of 60 shops and non-profit thrift stores participating today and there are big deals. goodwill is knocking 15 percent off prices today. habitat nyc's re-store has 25 percent off all furniture. the salvation army has 50 percent off all clothing items. these organizations support over 600,000 people in need.
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for your buck. >> it's all about doing well by doing good. >> reporter: audrey puente, fox 5 news. steve: lots of good stuff, especially in manhattan. manhattan second shand stuff ait bad. we'll see you tonight at 10:00. alison: and here's ernie. >> i'm standing by with the latest on what's happening tonight. we're tackling a question asked a lot lately. what does affordable housing really mean, especially can snag a unit on the west side? a live guest will join me to talk about that. plus we continue our international food week as we celebrate the olympics with a trip to manhattan's little brazil. check it out next at 6:00.
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wednesday night. good evening, everyone. i'm ernie anastos. we thank you very much for joining us tonight. presidential politics are dominating the headlines. the big news has to do with the new names becoming donald trump's top advisors and the security briefing he's getting today here in new york. dan bowens has a look at a very busy day on the road to the white house. good evening, dan. >> reporter: donald trump receiving that update this afternoon. he was briefed on national security and foreign policy, joined by top advisors general
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governor chris christie inside his own campaign. mr. trump making major changes for the second time in the last two months. donald trump's motorcade arriving for his first classified security briefing at the fbi office in lower manhattan as the gop nominee said this about u.s. intelligence in the morning. >> do you trust intelligence? >> not so much from the people that have been doing it for our country. look what's happened over years, over the years. it's been catastrophic. >> reporter: while he says his brash style won't be changing, his campaign staff is. pollster kelly ann conway, campaign manager, and steven bannen, the executive chairman of breitbart news, is now the campaign's chief executive. >> we look at it as an expansion. w're growing the team. there's more and more responsibility out there.
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manafort, he's staying in the role despite some seeing this as a demotion. he is the subject of new scrutiny over his pro russian political work in the ukraine and the u.s. rival hillary clinton looking to exploit the campaign shakeup. >> he is still the same man who insults gold star families, demeans women, mocks people with disabilities, and thinks he knows more about isis than o generals. >> reporter: the clinton campaign navigating fallout from her e-mail scandal. the fbi turning over to congress notes from its investigation, something clinton critics are seizing on. >> the fbi has declared information to be classified that was, according to miss clinton and the state department, unclassified. you can't have it both ways. this is a complete and utter failure of the system. >> reporter: the democratic nominee is building on recent


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