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have a great fourth. making news in america this morning, the fireworks over president trump's salute to america. is the july 4th holiday celebration featuring tanks and other military hardware turning political? this morning both sides of the debate and how the president is defending the cost. plus, the concerns about the holiday weather nationwide. millions of americans are bracing for record heat while thunderstorms and rain threaten outdoor celebrations. breaking overnight, an appeals court issues a new ruling on the border wall and the mona -- money that cannot be used to build it. baby reunited. a t m wculous rescue her so she could be returned to her father's arms. >> p
>> the newest star shines a little brighter. >> the next big challenge for the 15-year-old tennis phenom who keeps winning at wimbledon and her secret to staying relaxed. bourbon disaster. the damage after a massive fire destroys the jim beam warehouse. concerns about bourbon flowing into the nearby river. and the great ice cream debate. do you lick your ice cream or bite it? it's a question more important than you think. good thursday morning, everyone and happy fourth of july. from florida to ofcing f >> be in the southeast where feel like temperatures will be over 100. >> and scattered storms could threaten outdoor activities across the eastern half of the country. we'll have the forecast in just a few moments but first, the political fireworks in washington today. >> president trump is defending the cost of his salute to
america celebration, which will include military tanks in the capital. tanks on the streets of washington before but today's spectacle threattens to add politics to a typically nonpolitical holiday. >> one democrat calls the display had a monument to the president's insecurity more appropriate for a dictator. others say it's a patriotic tribute to the armed forces. >> abc's mona kosar abdi has more on what's expected today in washington. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. washington has always had a grand fourth of july celebration. but this year it will be personally planned and produced by president trump, which isn't sitting too well with critics who accuse the president of politicizing independence day. it will be the show of a lifetime president trump has promised on twitter ahead of his extravagant fourth of july celebration. ♪ a costly production trump has also promised will be worth the expense. an array of military hardware on display at the lincoln memorial including tanks that
have already been ushered in. the salute to america spectacle will also include multiple military flyovers and an extended fireworks show topped off by a speech from the commander in chief himself. >> we're going to have planes going overhead, the best fighter jets in the world and other planes too. >> reporter: but the event is setting off more than pyrotechnics devices, it's also sparking backlash from critics who accuse the president of staging a glorified campaign rally and turning it into a political event. it is free but the white house has given vip tickets to the republican national committee and top donors. congressman and 2020 democratic presidential candidate seth moulton calling trump's celebration, quote, un-american. >> it reminds me of the soviet union. it's unpatriotic because that militarism is not what it's about. >> reporter: as for the price tag neither the administration nor the pentagon has disclosed what the cost will be to taxpayers, but abc news has learned the national park service is reportedly diverting
$2.5 million from improvement projects. president trump adding overnight the fireworks have been donated and the cost will, quote, be very little compared to what it's worth. and the $750,000 worth of fireworks were donated by an ohio company that lobbied the president last month to hold off on new tariffs on china. the president announced that he would do so the same day he announced the donation, and, janai and kenneth, there's also that strong chance of rain during the event. >> mona, you enjoy your holiday down there in d.c. whether it's a barbecue or cookout. thanks for joining us. the trump administration revised plans to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census president trump tweeted they are absolutely moving forward with it, which critics say would lead to an undercounting the immigrants. it blindsided his own administration and the justice department says there may be a legal path forward despite a
supreme court ruling that blocked the question from being added. there's a new setback for president trump's plan to build a border wall. an appeals court has ruled the government cannot use pentagon money for the project. the administration wanted to use money from a counterdrug program to build sections of the wall. meanwhile, we're seeing new images from inside the detention centers along the border as the president defends it. these are the newest images. these drawn by children separated from their parents, they show people behind bars and in cages. but this morning, days after images what released by a government watchdog showing adults cramped into standing room only cells for up to one week, president trump has a new message saying, if illegal immigrants are unhappy, just tell them not to come, and the president claiming the migrants are living, quote, far better than they were in their native countries. >> our men and women on the border have been doing an incredible job with limited
resources. >> reporter: the president's acting secretary of homeland security speaking out on fox news last night praising the work of border agents and blaming congress for not providing aid fast enough. the acting secretary is also denying claims by congresswoman alexandria ocasio-cortez that migrants were told to drink water from a toilet. >> we would never ask anyone to drink out of a toilet. the women in that cell had access to a five-gallon jug of water with cups right outside the door of their cell which was not locked. >> reporter: on capitol hill house democrats are set to hold a hearing next week on conditions at these facilities which critics have called inhumane amid reports that some migrants have gone 15 days without showers. the conditions sparking these protests in several major cities this week. [ chanting ] activists pointing out that people seeking asylum are not illegal immigrants. it is legal to seek asylum. but right now these images making it clear border agents do not have the resources to care for such overwhelming crowds of
people in need. the president even tweeting, border patrol people are not hospital workers, doctors or nurses. meanwhile, apprehensions at the border are actually dropping. some say that's because of actions by mexico. others say it's because of the summer heat. a las vegas police officer has been fired in the wake of this nation's deadliest mass shooting in modern history. investigators say two years ago cordell hendrex froze in the hallway of the mandalay bay hotel for five minutes as the gunman fired into the crowd outside. hendrex admits being terrified. his union is fighting to get him reinstated. 58 people died. decorated navy s.e.a.l. edward gallagher is now a free man after he was acquitted of murder in the death of an isis fighter in iraq. but gallagher was convicted and demoted for posing with the prisoner's body. gallagher acknowledged making mistakes, but he slammed the s.e.a.l.s who testified against him saying they tried to frame him from the beginning. back now to the weather and the record heat for parts of the country this july 4th. let's take a look at your holiday forecast.
happy fourth of july. we are looking at a pretty quiet setup if you're anywhere along the rockies or off towards the west, but towards the east showers, thunderstorms will be likely through the afternoon and evening hours as the heat and humidity build along the east coast. in fact, we'll find 90s from denver into dallas, even places like new york city will at least be in the mid-80s with, of course, some humidity out there. chicago, a couple of thunderstorms likely through the afternoon. that could linger into the evening and impact some of those viewinconditions for the fireworks, so things to watch out for, we could also see a strong line of thunderstorms through virginia. so it's a little bit dicey for places like washington, d.c. as far as the fireworks forecast. i'm accuweather meteorologist melissa constanzer. coming up, the network outage across social media and what it revealed.
we're back with bad news for some beachgoers this fourth of july. there is a great white shark named miss may hanging around the jersey shore. the 10-foot-long, 800-pound shark has been making her way north first tagged off the florida coast. new details in the nuclear showdown between iran and the u.s. iran's president says his country will increase the enrichment of uranium to any amount it wants. such a move comes as iran appeals to europe for a way around crippling u.s. economic penalties. in response president trump
tweeted, be careful with the threats, iran. they can come back to bite you like nobody has been bitten before. meanwhile one person is dead after a volcano erupted on a small island off southern italy. at least two others were injured. the blast sent ash and debris thousands of feet into the air. the sudden eruption forced 30 tourists to jump into the sea for safety. the eruption also sparked several fires. facebook is blaming routine maintenance for the crash that wiped out images on three of its platforms. facebook, instagram and whatsapp users were affected. the glitch provided a look at how facebook's artificial intelligence automatically tags your pictures. it's the third major outage for the apps this year. lightning may be to blame for a massive fire that destroyed a jim beam warehouse in kentucky. 45,000 barrels of bourbon were inside, roughly 1% of the company's inventory. no one was hurt but officials l nebyerys. taco bell is facing a tortilla shortage. the company blames a supplier shortage and says it's working to replenish the supply.
it's unclear how many of the 7,000 locations are affected. some have used social media to vent about the limited menu. well, coming up, the family who found a bear in their kitchen. also ahead, coco fever. the 15-year-old american tennis phenom who has won again at wimbledon. her message about the will to win. but first when we come back the rescue of a newborn baby found alive in a dumpster. hear from the maintenance worker who saved her. ♪ corey is living with metastatic breast cancer, which is breast cancer that has spread to other parts of her body. she's also taking ibrance with an aromatase inhibitor, which is for postmenopausal women or for men with hr+ / her2- metastatic breast cancer as the first hormonal based therapy. ibrance plus letrozole was significantly more effective at delaying disease progression versus letrozole.
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found inside a dumpster is back with her father this morning. >> for the first time we're seeing the emotional reunion and hearing from the man who saved the life saver today. >> thank you. >> reporter: this morning a father and his baby girl reunited. carlos jimenes martins all smiles. his 9-month-old baby is officially in his custody. the day she was born the baby was found in a boca raton dumpster. >> what's the address of the emergency? >> reporter: the newborn baby discarded discovered in the dumpster inside this south florida apartment complex maintenance sergio vega who made a desperate call to 911. >> is it crying? >> it's still alive. >> is it crying? >> it was crying. that's how we found out. >> reporter: vega tells abc news he was terrified. this was a traumatic incident but in the end it had great results. the child alive and miraculously okay. her 35-year-old mother rafaelle sousa charged. police say she admitted to delivering the girl and putting her in the trash.ther
after they discovered a receipt inside the plastic bag. the baby's father plans to name her sara. martins says he never knew sousa his then girlfriend was pregnant. the disturbing discovery similar to another newborn girl who has captivated the nation, baby india, found in the georgia woods in a plastic bag hours after her birth last month. officials say baby india is now safe and healthy in state custody. as the search continues for her mother, state officials say thousands have expressed interest in adopting her. and in florida baby sara's father spent weeks working to gain custody. this week dna confirmed his paternity. the baby's mother is charged with attempted murder. we want to thank our abc station in west palm beach, wpbf, for capturing that emotional reunion and for help with this story. boeing has pledged $100 million to help families and communities impacted by the 737 max plane crashes. nearly 300 people died in the two crashes in asia and afri.
the justice department has launched a criminal investigation into the plane's development. boeing also faces other investigations and lawsuits. in sports team usa is a big favorite going into sunday's world cup final against the netherlands. the dutch secured their place in the women's title game by beating sweden. the u.s. is the defending champion and ranked number one in the world. the dutch team is ranked number eight. u.s. captain megan rapinoe says her hamstring injury will not keep her from playing. as we root on team usa, we're also all captivated by the fairy tale that continues for american teenager coco gauff. she's advanced to the next round of wimbledon after dominating her latest opponent who is twice her age. this morning, we hear from her excited parents. eporter:bc's ian pannell. star soundly beating slovakia's magdalena rybarikova in straight
sets. the pumped up crowd here giving her a rare standing ovation. gauff captured the heart and the imagination of many of the crowds here at wimbledon. she says she wants to go all the way to the final and many here are hoping that happens. gauff stunned the tennis world monday beating her rival and tennis legend venus williams. >> it's a dream debut for the 15-year-old. >> i'm just still shocked that i'm even here. >> reporter: even so, the youngest player ever to qualify for wimbledon is super confident. >> i think i can beat anyone who is across the court, and if i don't think i can win the match, then i won't even step on the court. >> everything has come together. i am so proud of my daughter, watching her, the maturity that she has developed. >> obviously she wants to win the tournament, but regardless of the outcome for me we've already had a success because we've come here and seen growth in her. >> reporter: this was a much tougher match than venus williams but the youngster showed her brilliance mixing up
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upgrade to air wick. we begin with breaking news at 4:27. a major police investigation under way right now in the east bay. we are live at that scene with what we know. >> a new law cracking down racial -- taking facial hair into account. >> we are live this morning. >> good morning. >> maybe you're up late. or real late. >> glad you're here. our meteorologist bringing an amazing tie today. i'm excited about it. >> a little different. >> you're like captain america.
>> thank you. everybody is looking good in the red, white and blue. we have mainly 50s. 60 in brentwood. and temperature 47, i have to check that. that seems awful cool compared to everybody else in the mid to upper 50s. clouds a little more stubborn than yesterday. 70s around the bay and places like antioch, fairfield, santa rosa, mid to upper 80s. let's get to traffic, if there is any. here's alexis. >> not too much. that's the theme for the day. no issues for fast track issues. we'll see what happens with those metering lights today. today may be a day they don't have to flip those on. 23 minutes in the green.
and southbound in the green 16 minutes and no delays on the 5 between 101 and cupertino, 16 minutes. we had a serious crash overnight in the dublin area n. north of the 580 area and police are conducting their investigation now on suffers street. lets go to our reporter for a closer look. >> reporter: alexis, good morning, we are told dublin police are investigating a possible fatal accident. you can see a large police presence and fire truck. it happens sometime after midnight in the residential hills of east dublin. this stretch of ready is 45 miles an hour but reduces to 25 miles an hour on these smaller streets. where we're located o to the side, we don't have clear access
and viewpoint to what's happening. again, dublin police investigating a possible accident. we're told they should be out in a short time and will keep you posted the rest of the morning. abc7 news. >> we appreciate it. >> it's now 4:30. if you're wondering what the weather is like, we have mike. we will take a look at different angles every 7 minute. you can see what's going on. we have a little bid of breeze in concord. starting to spread to more comp. san jose, clouds increasing there. upper 60s on the coast today. low 70s as the clouds open up. 75-82, just a touch warmer