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making news in america this morning, on this fourth of july, stepped up security on independence day. major city taking no chances ahead of big public celebrations. several attacks overseas increasing concerns here in the u.s. one of those attacks, a suicide bombing in iraq. isis claiming responsibility for the blast that killed more than 140 people. hillary clinton and donald trump facing separate challenges on this july 4th. she's hoping to put her e-mail controversy behind her while he deals with the fallout from yet another controversial tweet. the algae mess that's ruined the holiday for many along the south florida coast. smelly, toxic and not going away fast enough.
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assume you don't want to put your toe in the water there. >> no, i do not. >> we say good morning on this fourth. let's talk about star-spangled security. >> officials say there are no credible threats against the u.s. today but they're not taking any chances. abc's adrienne bankert has the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. from fireworks to a dangerous explosion in new york's central park the holiday has been eventful across the country. many are hoping it's a peaceful and star-spangled monday. from the joy of fireworks displays to terrifying explosions, this year's fourth aing train and bus stations. the nypd keeping an eye on the city's famous landmarks
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including times square. in our nation's capital's officers checking bags at the annual fireworks display and parade as the national archives celebrates the 240th anniversary of the declaration of independence. meantime, fears sparked sunday at new york city's central park. >> i have no idea what it was. it sounded like a cannon. >> 18-year-old connor golden was injured after stepping on an explosive. police believe it may have been there for some time and have ruled out any ties to terror. law enforcement is also monitoring radical islamist and terrorist iic threats as ramada ends tuesday. >> be cognizant of possibly wearing explosives. >> reporter: the empire state building will be lit up red, white and blue, patriotism amid peace.
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be aware of your surroundings as you enjoy a hopefully safe fourth of july. sunny and kendis. >> thanks to adrienne bankert in new york, thanks. she mentioned those attacks around the world. one of them in baghdad where workers are still combing the debris of a downtown shopping district looking for more victims of yesterday's massive car bomb explosion. more than 140 people were killed. many of them families. celebrating the end of ramadan by shopping and eating out. isis has claimed responsibility. the iraqi government has declared three days of mourning. isis claimed responsibility for this past weekend's terror attack on anup scale cafe in bangladesh. they weren't afill yachted with isis but mother militant group. the terrorists were from upscale families. the u.s. is offering to assist bangladesh in investigating the attack. there was also an attempted terror attack in saudi arabia that may have been aimed at the
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u.s. it happened early this morning when a car bomb was detonated near the u.s. consulate in jeddah, the second largest city in the country. two security guards were injured but the suicide bomber was the only reported fatality. and breaking news from egypt where a search vessel recovered bodies from egyptair flight 804. they're on their way to egypt for forensic examination. it crashed in may. the cause remains unknown but flight data recorders showed signs of smoke as well as intense heat. the fbi investigation into hillary clinton's use of a private e-mail server is nearing an end after she was interviewed by the agency for more than three hours. clinton saying she was pleased to assist the department after a meeting though between former president bill clinton and attorney general loretta lynch sparked outrage, lynch said she would accept whatever recommendations the fbi and prosecutors made regarding the
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e-mail investigation. donald trump is under fire over yet another controversial tweet. he posted this anti-hillary clinton image showing what resembles the star of david with a pile of money in the background. the same image had appeared last month on a white supremacist website. aven uproar it was deleted from tweet's account and reposted using a circle instead of a star. here's something you don't often expect to see on the fourth of july, a hailstorm. but then again this is in the rocky mountains of southwest colorado. more than 10,000 feet above sea level. >> other parts of the country are likely to see severe weather today. let's check in with accuweather's paul williams. good morning, paul. >> good morning to you, as well, ken nis, sunny, isolated thunderstorms throughout a good chunk of new mexico up towards wyoming as well as colorado right up towards montana as well as the dakotas. we'll stay hot in between.
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strong storms reaching over towards d.c. covering the entire southeast. now, we're looking for real strong thunderstorms with this marching low that will make its way towards the northeast. strong thunderstorms throughout kentucky, throughout west virginia with a chance of tornadoes in west virginia, atlanta will catch a couple of stray showers, charleston rainy there but steamy coming off the gulf of mexico and that rain will reach all the way back towards st. louis and little rock. kendis and sunny. >> thank you, paul. four national guard helicopters have entered the battle against wildfires in northern and central california. in some areas cooler weather has helped crews gained ground but some mandatory evacuation orders are in effect. well, back here in new york city a final farewell to elie wiesel. family and friends praised him. he was remembered as one of the last firsthand witnesses to the
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holocaust. he was 87 years old. a glimpse of tonight's star-spangled birthday bash set to air from the capital. >> they came out to watch the dress rehearsal hosted by tom bergeron many smoky robinson and amber riley among the many stars that will make that huge. >> absolutely, absolutely. well, coming up the important economic indicator that wall street will be watching closely later this week. also uber doing what it can to keep some americans safe on what is traditionally a big day of partying. and this frightening small plane crash in a texas lake. hear from one of the people who survived. stay with us.
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no trading on wall street today because of the holiday. later we'll get what analysts say is a good barometer of how consumers are feeling. pepsico issues its new earnings report said to be a solid indicator of sentiment because of their global reach. the company has increased its full year forecast at this time of year for the past two years. unclear if it will do so again. uber is joining the effort to keep drunk drivers off the roads on this fourth of july weekend. the ride sharing service teamed up with nevada's public safety department to offer discounted rides of up to $15 for the holiday. the deal is just for new customers. $5 from each ride will be donated to mothers against drunk driving. make way for new ray-bans in time for summer. the new wayfarriors have an old school feel with a look similar to the original 1956 model.
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okay, so the big difference, these new shades are made from titanium and no more screws on the hinges. >> i like that. >> well "finding dory" swam its way to the top of the box office for the third straight week raking in $42 million and it's expected to hit 15 million by the end of the holiday weekend. the "the legend of tarzan" de t debuted a close second. the horror sequel "the purge: election year" came in third with 31 million but it only cost 10 million to make. okay, so now is our chance to go inside the numbers on this independence day. the gory numbers you might say, experts say 150 million hot dogs will be eaten today by the nearly 65% of americans who will attend a barbecue or as we like to say a cookout or a picnic. >> a lot of americans will be washing down those dogs with, you guessed it, beer. today is the nation's top beer drinking holiday.
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tonight nearly 43% of americans will watch a fireworks display. >> the biggest being in new york city. you would have thought that, you know, the super bowl would be big with the community but we like to spread the love all summer long. when we come back that plane crash in texas. what a survivor is saying about it this morning. it wouldn't be july fourth without the annual h pport can m. the dr. scholl's kiosk maps your feet and recommends our custom fit orthotic to stabilize your foundation and relieve foot, knee, or lower-back pain from being on your feet. dr. scholl's. we asked real people to use on their bums. why do you think the ripples make a difference? it gets it all clean. they give me a very happy feeling bum. cleanripple texture is designed to clean better. go cottonelle, go commando.
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firefighters in maui are battling in brush fire which has now burned 4700 acres. it is 30% contained. it did, however, close a major highway that's now been re-opened. emergency shelters were open for residents who had to evacuate and those tourists stuck there. tourists may be stuck by flooding if they're driving across the ohio valley. parts of the midwest and roads will be wet south on i-95 across the northern plains and maybe in the rockies. if you're flying airport delays likeliest in d.c., philadelphia as well as dallas. frj an algae invasion is mesg up the holiday weekend in south florida. >> abc's eva pilgrim went into the thick of things to see if anything can be done. >> reporter: empty waterways and beaches, toxic algae is keeping people out of popular south florida hot spots. >> this is our downtown which is where, you know, our popular
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little spot on the weekends, everybody brings their boats down. >> reporter: this weekend would be -- >> it would have been huge. >> reporter: abc news went on a boat tour of the algae in one of the hardest hit areas, stewart. >> we would be sailing four day, three trips a day with 25 to 35 passengers per trip and now i'm totally grounded. >> reporter: we found some local residents wearing masks, the smell putrid. >> blew green algae releases toxins as it dies. >> reporter: the governor's state of emergency in effect in four counties along the treasure coast. at least one beach closed. new signs now up warning boaters of the algae. >> when people ask me i tell them this way, i am not going to go swimming in the water. >> reporter: authorities are investigating to see if the toxic water is to blame for some reported infections. this problem starting after polluted water was dumped out of lake okeechobee to prevent flooding. discharges slowed as residents call for a cleanup.
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>> you can't put a price tag on it because the price tag is way greater than monetary if we don't. >> reporter: for now local officials have canceled the annual fireworks show that usually happens out here on the water because people aren't getting in. eva pilgrim, abc news, jensen beach, florida. what started as a man's gift to his dad nearly ended up killing them both. jonathan and tom smith had to be pulled from a texas lake after this. father and son were in the small plane as it slammed into a lake near austin and flipped over. >> we can see the propeller, it's making like a sputtering sound getting closer and closer to the water. once the plane hit the water, we were then, you know, we were upside down trying to get these like harnesses off. all i could think about the whole time did i seriously just survive a crash and now i'm going to drown. >> boaters rescued the father and son and the pilot. the plane is till in the water
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and will stay while the faa investigates. beachgoers had a awesome sight. that's humpback whale showing off to the crowd at the pacifica state beach near san francisco. weather patterns pushed the school of fish closer to shore and that brought the whales right along them. some surfers even had a chance to get up close and personal with the giant mammal. >> beautiful, beautiful. well, it's time for sports. >> yes, highlights from our friends at espn. >> reporter: good morning, america. welcome in to "sportscenter" alongside lisa kerney i'm todd grisham. >> kevin durant combhd to make his announcement where he will go. we will know in a few days. showing out on sunday, 1-1 game and nobody on for florence.
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hammers it for a home run. he ain't done. one off flores here. crushes it to left field. his second home run of the game. fourth and fifth homers of the year. flores 6 for 6, mets win big. final round of the world golf championship bridgestone invitational. jason day in with the lead chipping from off the fringe and i believe he has fringe benefits. day, 7 under, five strokes better than johnson but things would change in a hurry. 13th hole now. 4 under for johnson. a little long but makes the birdie putt so two behind day. 15th hole. day putting to save par. that bogey moves him into a tie. 18th hole, day at 4 under. an ugly lie. he tries to hole out from here. he can't get it past the tree
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and beiogeyed the hole and johnn now wins on sunday who just won the u.s. open. >> that will do it for us. happy fourth of july happy. enjoy your holiday. >> up next in "the pulse," hooters girls and boy scouts. the reason they were hanging out together. and golfer jordan spieth showing off a rather unique putting style. stick around. and mouthwash. te but she's a dentist so...i kind of have to listen. she said "jen, go pro with crest pro-health advanced." advance to healthier gums... ...and stronger teeth from day one. using crest toothpaste and mouthwash makes my... ...whole mouth feel awesome. and my teeth are stronger too. crest-pro health advanced... ...is superior to colgate total... ...in these 5 areas dentists check. this check up? so good. go pro with crest pro-health advanced. mom's right...again!
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dogs and dethroning joey chestnut. >> so chestnut is hoping to regain his crown undefeated for eight consecutive years and still holds the world record for eating 69 in ten minutes. good luck. some parents in denver are angry after they discovered their kids attended a boy scout camp sponsored by hooters. >> okay, that restaurant chain known for the super short-shorts and low-cut tops shall we say, some facebook shots showed them posing with hooters employees. >> and i sat back and i take a look and i'm like are they wearing hooters visors. >> we love the scouts. we think they made a poor choice and what i would like is accountability. >> okay. well, one mom said the philosophies of the two groups are polar opposite and don't belong together. the boy scout council admits the
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>> good morning everyone, it is monday, 4:27 a.m., it is the 4th of july, happy independence day. we're following breaking news, a gunman opened fire on a july 4th barbecue killing a teenage boy. we'll have a live report on that. regional rail commuters, get ready for this, septa is pulling a third of its fleet because of a defect that could cause the train to derail. get ready for a hot independence day week. accuweather tracking showers that could effect your plains all next. northern plains. frj and finally this morning major league salute to our troops on this july 4th weekend.
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the atlanta braves and miami marlins played a historic game at ft. bragg. >> it is believed to be the first time a regular season professional sporting event took place on an active u.s. military base. we have more from our raleigh-durham station. >> not everybody was lucky enough to get one because they're on detail. i was lucky enough to get a free ticket. >> i love baseball. it's going to be baseball. that's what we're looking for. as long as we get a foul ball we'll be happy. >> reporter: from the start it was very clear this historic sporting event at ft. bragg meant so much more than the game on the field. >> it's his first major league baseball game. so we haven't had an opportunity before to go to one and so this is awesome we don't have to travel so far to try to get to one so for him he's excited. i think he's -- >> reporter: major league baseball wanted to find a way to say thank you to the troops and from that the idea of ft. bragg field was born. >> as far as a regular season
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game those it's hard to top not only the atmosphere here but just the whole package of what we accomplished today, what major league baseball accomplished. >> reporter: before the game started troops and players also got the chance to interact and impact one another in more ways than one. >> they got an opportunity to meet some of their heroes and ss and families were just absolutely ecstatic. i saw a lot of tears and blushing faces and that's what it's all about. >> i like to see people who serve our country are the best our society has to offer and have a game to honor them and their families is something special and glad to be a part of it. >> reporter: 12,500 people filled to capacity and electric atmosphere and a first in historic event.
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>> good morning everyone, 4:30 a.m., monday 4th of july. tam is off, nydia han joins us. >> we're following breaking news, a gunman sprayed bullets at a barbecue overnight. philadelphia police say an innocent teen was killed. a north hampton county man hangs up a warning at his house, police say he chopped off a home intruder's hand. >> let's turn to meteorologist david murphy with the accuweather forecast. matt pellman is filling in for karen with traffic. >> reporter: we're to a

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