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outrage after a man calls ce on a black family at a community pool. >> nobody else was asked for i.d. i am the only black -- i felt this is racial profiling. >> tonight thean in the video viewed millions of times speaksxclusively to us. the tow truck that led policen a wild chase that came to a smashing end. >> announcer: this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. i'kate snow in for lester tonight. the situation in for the boys soccer team trapped in a cave is growing urgent by the hour. torrential rain is in ohe forecast and the amouf oxygen in the cave system is foalling. tonighthe first time we're getting an inside look what it's like to be in the flooded narrow passagesrom the point of view from rescue teams and a grave reminder how dangers it is. an experienced former thaiavy seal died i inside thecave. alhey are making criticecisions how to extract the team and when. bill neely is there for us tonight. >> reporter: it s
ngerous, now deadly. this video of the cave colex was taken just hours before a diver died here. his fellescuers up to their neck in water clinging to ropes, clearing a path to the trapped boys. the diver form thai navy seal was putting ygen tanks along the exit route when he ran out of air. we will bring the kids home he said as he left to volunteer. this, his last instagram post with fellow rescuers. moral is great he wrote. his fellow divers told they won't stop. >> it affects you that somebody died in there but i'm still positive. >> reporter: if an expert diver died, about these boys? the youngest 11 getting diving lessons now for a six-hour trek through a death trap. and they now face a new threat from their rescuers. there are so many
divers in the caves, oxygen levels are falling. two boys getting weaker says the commander. oxygen lines being rushed in. they are working 24/7 here because the clock is against them and commanders are now ready to risk an emergency rescue rather than leave the boys to the mercy of monsoon floods. >> we can't wait for conditions he says. this is what lies ahead for the boys. 1t's hard to imagine a weakenyear-old wading through this. the divers pray they know the risks. the boys may have to take them soon. and re help is coming now from the u.s. e billionaire spacex founder elon musk has a team of engineers arring morrow. tonight, he's now talking to the boys' parents about the risk of a rescue, kate? >> bill neel thank you. back in this
country, president trump was on attack mode in a range of issues.ef heded vladimi . he ended vladimiru. dee defended vladimid. he dd vladimioi. he defended vladimisi. he defended vladimin. he defended vladimig . aggressiv. he deded vladimire. dee defended vladimi . he defvladimil. he defended vladimia. he defended vladimin. he defended vladimig. he defended vladimiu. he defended vladimia. he def struggles issue of separ peter alexander has more tonight. [ cheers ] >> reporter: in e boston, this r reunion. a mother from guatemala embracing her daughter after two by e the trump administr to ext deadli thousands o separa paren children under the age of 5 will be reconnected by tuesday. overnight in montana mr. trump railing at elizabeth warren. >> to the fake pocahontas. >> reporter: the
president challenginrr to take a dna test to prove she has native american ancestors. >> we have to do it gently because the me, too, generation so we have to be very gentle. >> reporter: warren punching back tweeting o while you obser my genes, your administration is conducting dna tests on little kids because you ripped them om eir mamas. barely a week before the summit with putin, trump is dismissing criti critics' concerns about putin's past. is>> he's kgb and and that. you know what? putin is fine. he's fine. >> reporter: praising putin but again criticizing nato before his visit with allies next week. >> we're paying for it all. >> reporter: president trump taking a swipe george h.w. bush and peppering his campaign rally with salty language ahead of the fall's pidterms. on tsident's plate this week, nailing down his supreme court pick the president will discu
that topic over dinner with vice president pence tonight. the announcement monday night. kate? >> peter alexander with thedent tonight, thank you. it's official, the u.s. and china are in a trade war. the u.s. imposing tariffs on $34 billion of chinese products. china immediately retaliating with tariffs of its own acu ng the u.s. of q starting theuote biggest trade war in economic history. and as nbc's tom costello reports, some americans e already paying the price. >> reporter: on the is on the front lines of an international trade war. >> big boys. >> reporter: china's appetite for his lobsters expected to dry up after beijing u.s. lobster imports. 17,000 jobs in maine depend on lobsters. >> it means everything. est means that fami can put clothes on their kids and feed themselves. >> reporter: but while lobster pricesre nking.
>> this one is $15. >> reporter: prices are soaring at the nation's largest nail company in missouri after the white house added 25% tariffs on cheap imported steel. mail orders dropped by 50% forcing it to lay off 60 workers. >> they forget sometimes how we are fighting for us to d lin here. >> reporter: some suggest 2 million american jobs could be at risk in a prolonged trade r and americans could soon pay more for everything from clothes to washing machines, tvs toell phones. president trump insists it's the only way to force countries to drop trade barriers and stop stealin corporate secrets. >> that's not free trade, that's stupid trade. reporter: many workers whose jobs are at risk say they support the president. >> i hope he knows what he's i believe he can turn everything around for us. >> reporter: this could be just the stmrt. trump says the u.s. could ramp up tariffs to a total of $500 billion and that's jushina.
tom costello, nbc news, washington. now to t dangerous double threat tonight. the blistering heat wave that gripped the east. and mid wes hitting the other side of the untry as firefighters battle the inferno. nbc national correspondent miguel almaguer is in the hot zone. >> reporter: tonight, s corching summer sizzleking beaches and cooking cities, up to 15 sweltering degrees above average. >> it's too hot. >> reporter: in downtown los angeles, the city of angels feeling more like hell. a record 106. >> it feels dangerous. burning and wearing sunscreen already. >> reporter: in four hours, temperatures rose 30 degrees in universal city. at least 29 million under excessivheat warnings and advisories across the southwest. in phoenix, it never got below 94 degrees. the blast of heat also fueling firestorms, torching homes from the southern end of california to th north.
a fire exploding overnight killing one and shutting down i-5 in ine county 90,000 acres torched. >> we have fires here. it not unusual but not of this magnitude. >> reporter: tonight, epic fire and record omeat, dangerous and deadlynation. with many looking to cool off any way and anywhere they can, we expect temperatures drop a few degrees tomorrow. here in burbank it was 113, hotter here than death valley but kate, in the sun it certainly feels hotter than that, more than 120 degrees. >> wow. miguel, thank you. we're also tracking beryl, the first hurricane to form in this atlantic season and it could pose a risk a lnerable puerto rico. dylan dreyer joins us now. what's the biggest
threat, dylan? >> reporter: kate, we have a keep an eye on the storm. it's small. the forecast is to ut stay to the of puerto rico but if it jogs further to the north, it would bring more rain and wind to eady vulnerable island. we're also keeping an eye off the coast of north carolina, tropical depression right now could become a named storm chris tomorrow but it does look like it will stay mostly offshore but rip currents cou be dangerous off the southeast coast, kate? >> dillylan dreyer, thanks so much. the u.s. added 213,000 jobs in the nth of june. unemployment ticking up slightly to 4% because the booming economy has more people now looking for work. the job market is so strong right now nearly half of american companies say they are actually having trouble attracting workers.
as nbc's ann thompson explains, many employers are offering big-time perks. adam's auto repair shop is firing on all cyliers. at's the difference working on an engine today than ten years ago? >> technology. >> reporte lu says it's not easy to find qualified workers so he's offering a salary of up to $120,000, health care, and a $5,000 signing bonus for master automotive technicians. >> we're definitely in need of great talent and that's dficult to find right now. >> reporter: perks may be the answer. 30% of american companies are increasing benefits from wellness retreats to reviving pensions. i s a great time to be an american worker today. workers really have the leverage to choose where, when and how they work. >> reporter: america's name brands tting creative. target increasing parental leave pay for hourly workers. kroger offering tuition reimbursement to grocery baggers and ix for starbucks, weeks paid maternity leave.
benefits only go so far. >> we do expect companies will have to pull the lever of wages to attract talent. >> reporter: seeking the right combination of perks and pay for the benefits that dre america's economy. ann thompson, nbc news, new york. secretary of state mike pompeo is in north korea tonight. now reports that president trump may also be testing kim's sense of humor by sending him a cd of elton john's rocket man, once mr. trump's favorite insult. we get the latest from andrea mitchell. >> reporter: secretary of state pompeo on his third trip to north a, his first since the summit. and this time maybe bearing gifts. pompeo is bringing a letter from president trump and a c.d. of man."john's "rocket pompeo laughing but no denial. pompeo's mission
nailing down kim -u jos promise to give up the nuclear weapons. reports intelligence agencies say he's expanding tharsenal fueling criticism that president trump was too chummy with kim. >> they said he's too tough, he's going to cause a wa it's too tough. now they say he's too nice. >> reporter: this raising the stakes f pompeo. >> a full decoloration, with the program with an agreement to intrusive verification. if you don't get that, you've got nothing, period. >> reporter: the secretary hoping the north will return the remains of some 200 american soldiers missing since the korean war but said kim did that but none have been returned since 2007 and an emotional issue for the sisters of u.s. army sergeant victor. >> it would mean a great deal to us to know his remains were discovered identified and laid to
rest on u.s. soil. >> reporter: the family has head stone at arlington hoping his remains t will be returns time. andrea mitchell, nbc news, washington. a powerful congressman is strongly denying allegationthat he knew about sexual abuse when he was an assistant wrestling coach at ohio state university and did nothing about it. among those defending republican congressman jim jordan, president an outstanding man. catie beck has our report. >> reporter: four former ohio state he wrestlers said were sexually abused by a team doctor, molested by richard straus and regularly ow ed with them in a university facility. >> it's public knowledge. everyone knew he was a
serial gper at best. >> reporter: several believe it was known by jim jordan at the time, an assistant wrestling coach at the university from 1986 to 1994. jordan denies knowing anything about the re allegations be accusers spoke out this spring. >> if there had been any reports of abuse, i would have reported it. ordan a rter: member of the conservative freedom caucus recently made headlines. >> i don't know why you won'give us what you asked for. >> reporter: and rumored to be vying to become the next speaker of the house. >> the timing is interesting. it's right after the big hearing with mr. rosenstein. it's right when there is all this talk about te speaker's race. >> rep alleged victims, some that still consider jordan a friend say his denials are hurtful and lieve jordan
knew what was going on and chose to look the other way. straus died in 2005 but the university investigating the claims against him. questions remain about the possibrimes or a coverup. l atie beck, nbc news. stead, outrage after a white man calls police on a black family using a community pool. that m now speaking exclusively to us. also, americans are having fewer babies. tonight, some answers why.
back now with the tense encounter caught on camera that's been viewed 4 million times aad already. a white man calling police on a black family at a neighborhood pool. itthe mom calling racial profiling, the utan is speaking out to gabeierrez. th> reporter: it was the fof july when jasmine recorded the viral video on her cell phone. >> why do i need to show my i.d.? >> reporter: this man volunteered at the say salem and she fe unfairly targeted and police verified her pool pass worked. >> and nobody else was
osked their i.d. i amnly black -- i felt this is racial profiling. >> reporter: after several recent incidents fr a starbucks pennsylvania to a barbecue california. >> it's outrage and we see a lot of examples where african americans are being questioned oordinary tasks. >> reporter: bloom says he was just making sure she lived in the neighborhood. would you have handled the situation er ditly if she were white? >> no, i wouldn't have. you know, n any way made her feel uncomfortable, unwanted, unwelcome, h her ially w child there, you know, i just want to offer my sincerest apology for that. >> reporter: can you understand why many people online are labeling you a racist? >> when people see a uple seconds of your life and don't see it in total, i think they can jump to conclusions. >> do you want to apologize? >> reporter: tonight bloom signed from the homeowners
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