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good morning. rattled. a strong earthquake rocks southern california. the biggest in two decades. 20 million people feeling the effects, fires, power outages and a massive cleanup this morning. now the question on everybody's mind, is that the sign a big one is coming. what went wrong? a helicopter goes down. one of the victims billionaire coal tycoon who gave millions to good causes. we have the latest on the investigation and the tributes coming in fm a shattered community. >> today we come together as one
nati with this very special lute to america. >> the president celebrates independence day with a military show of force. speaking to thousands othe nation mall, the reaction this morning heading into the holiday weekend. those stories plus in the weeds. a surprising problem popping up on beaches this summer. never forget. new revelations amazon's alexa can record and store conversations forever, but there is something you can do to get your pvacy back. and coco motion. we got the chance to speak to her proud parents today, july 5th, 2019. >>rom news this "today" with savannah guthrie and ha kotb live from studio 1 a.
>> good moing. we're filling in for savannah and hoda. if you have to work the day after today, it's a good one. toby keith is here performing live and it's packed. >> we hope to talk tooby in a little bit. we want to begin with our top storyight now. the shaky holiday in southern california whereig the bst earthquake in two decades clocked in at 6.4 magnitude. miguel almaguer is near the ic epter. miguel, good morning. >> peter, good morning. this quake was powerful near the epicenter. there were t fault lines shaking in this area. it was so strong it actually pushed this home off its foundation. you can seets lean compared to the house behind it. while the quake doesn't
disastrous, it's powerful enough to have a real impact. >> this morning many are still rattled in southern california. a magnitude 6.4 earthquake jolting the region on the fourt of july. the violent shakings causing thi home to go up in flames. the earthquake so stron it nearly brought down the house at aol hiday event. terrifying school kids and their parents. the trembling alsogg triering a small disaster at gcery stores, tossing merchandise from shelves. the quake centered 150 miles f los angeles. the largest to hit the region in 20 years. 20 million people in the earthquake zone felt as far away as las vegas, arizona, and parts of san diego. the hardest hit, the city of ridge crest where the governor declared a state of emergen s justen miles from the quake's epicenter. surveillanceer camas capturing
nicked restaurant workers scrambling for the exits. >> we're used to aftershocks. we are not used to big earthquakes like that. >> reporter: at the hospital the area's only trauma center, they weren't takin any chances. as a precaution, patients were transported by ambulances and air lifted to other medical facilities. in nearby trona, california where the quake slit the asphalt on this highway, no power, no water, and no help for hos. the biggest problems crews will face, infrastructure. geysers like these could tne days, eve weeks to repair. lester was in l.a. when the quake hit. >> this was a series of waves. roughly the same intensity, but like being on an ocean. >> reporter: thursday's tremor followed by over 100 aftershocks including this one as the cleanup continued. this morning frayed nerves as southern california remains on
shaky ground. >> miguel, the last earthquake close to this size in southern a californ of course, was north ridge more than 20 years ago. the immediate concern, obviously, the aftershocks. what has it been like in the hours since? >> well, we justad an aftershock a few minutes ago and sernight there was one powerful enough tod some people running out of their homes and hotel rooms. i know you grew up in california and know how scary they can be.r we bracing for more expected today. >> vividly remember the one in san francisco like you do in the bay area. we'll have more in the next half hour. now to a helicopter crash off the cst of the bahamas that killed seven people. one of the victims a billionaire coal ecutive from west virginia. today a community in mourning and investigators trying to determine what happened. we are following this story. morgan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. chris kline was a businessman
and philanthropist who made his rtune in coal. this morning investigators in bahamas trying to determine what caused a deadly helicopter crash off the coast. authorities say a chopper like this one was traveling to fort lauderdale early thursday morning when itth crashed into ocean killing all 7 people on board. the police force says the helicopter took off from grand cay, a tourist hot spot and was later found overturned in 16 feet of water. the bodies of four females and ree males were recovered from the aircraft. 60-year-old billionaire chriss kline i among the dead. the governor of west virginia, a close personal friend tweeted that kline died calling him a wonderful, loving and giving man. west virnia supreme court justice evan jenkins remembering kline on facebook writing i am heart broken to learn that chris
kline, his daughter friendsnd pilot lost their lives in a tragic accident today. adding henous support for programs throughout the date improved the lives of could wantless west virginians. kline was well known for his generosity. he donated millions to charity including marshal university where he once was a student. the school einn end their state of the art athletic complex in his honor. >> thank you very much and thanks for all your work. kline would and have celebrated his 61st birthday today. a lot of unanswered questions about the circumstances surrounding the accident and we're waiting to see if the ntsb will assist in the ongoing investigation. >> morgan, thank you. now to an unprecedented july fourth celebration in our nation's capital. although rain fell during the salute thursday night, the bad weather didn't keep his supporters or some otters from the national mall. many of the 2020 democratic
hopefuls joithd in e holiday festivities out on the campaig we'll have a report from iowa. first we turn toel k o'donnell. >> good morning, peter. a president who relishes defying his critics dido again delivering the star spangled show he wanted while steering clear of his partisan campaign rally persona. he avoided overtly political subjects. and he m playedter of ceremonies for a patriotic air show. washington's night sky onre fi colors to mark the nation's birthday. the president using the holiday toeliver a message. >> and our nation is stronger today than it ever was before. tribute to a range of heros fr different eras and
backgrounds. >> the great frederick douglas. harriet tubman. >> reporter: he saluted those o served>> the army, navy, air coast, coast guard and very soon the space force. >> reporter: and recounted the valor of warris past. >> it was the marines who raised the flag. >> reporter: crowds lined the national mall. rain soaked but not washe out. all under the backdrop of american military might. army esident ordering tanks positioned for display ane a sers of booming flyovers including air force one. criticings had fearedhe t spectacle could be partisan politics. protesters brought out the trump baby balloon earlier in the day. >> we're here because the president has hijacked our
national holiday. >> reporter: and outside the fla burning incident led to arrests and minor injury. after the speech, some spectators said organizers clamped down to limit visible campaign gear. >> they made us remove any trump paraphernalia. they were really policing us to keep it. they didt want it to be a trump rally. >> reporter: others liked the focus on the armed forces. >> there was a lot of pride there, and that made me feel good, too. >> it was very toward the military, but obviously lot of what trump does is more toward himself at the same time. >> rorter: there were moments of campaign energy with his supporters chanting four more years. the presidentsra ped law enforcement and border patrol agents but he did it in a nan partisan fashion and his main message was a call for unity. >> all of it punctuated with a big firewos show. joe biden was among the candidates spending july fourth
far from washington on the campaign trail.hi and tmorning he is speaking out in a new interview about the conf wntation lasteek with senator kamala harris at the democratic debates. garrett haake is following the candidates in iowa this morning. garrett? >> reporter: good morning. yeah. it felt like joe biden was everywhere in iowa yesterday attempting to deliver one consistent message. said ng about the past he would be a losing path for democrats. they need to keep the focus on donaldrump now. front runner joe biden setting the pace on the fourth of july. jogging through a parade in independence, iowa. rebuking president trump in waterloo. >> donald trump, i believe, is incapable of celebrating whatca makes ameri great. i don't think he gets it. >> reporter: and taking in a ball game with firefighters and briefly fellow candidate betke o'roar the former v.p. hoping to put last week's debate stage showdown over silver rights
behind him. >> my record stands for itself. look, the last thing as barack id, we need to have a circular firing squad. >> reporter: campaigning acrs the state, harris decidedly not moving on. >> we have yet to agree that his position onohis which was t work with segregationists and oppose bussing was wrong. period. >> rep on cnn this morning biden firing back. >> it's easy to go back and go back 30, 40, 50 years and take a context and take it completely out of context. i mean, you know, i get all this information about other people's past and what they've done and t done. and i'm not going to go there. this whole thing about race and bussing. well, you know, i think if you take a look, our posarions 't any different as we're finding out. >> reporter: biden adding he's rehey to take on t president. >> he's the bully that i knew my whole life. he's the bully that i've always stood up to. >> it reminds me of home.
>> reporter: marching -- >> reducing our nation to tanks and shows of muscle just makes us look like the kind of loud mouth guy at thebar. >> reporter: a position on which wult democratic front runners in iowa agree. >> i think we need money to go into rebuilding our infrastructure. i'm not sure we need money to put tanks in downtown, washington d.c. >> reporter: biden also said in the interview this rning that expected to be a target on the debate stage but not a target of kamala harris who he said knows him and knew his son. he said he's ready to move on. we'll see if candidates are willing to let him do that. now to wimbledon where cory golf is looking to. she's the youngest qualifier ever to win a match there.
nbc's blayne alexander spoke to her parents before she takes the court. >> reporter: good morning. the 15-year-old sensation is back on the court later today for her third round match and i did get a chance to spend time with her parents last night. they tell me they cansually ll how a tournament is going by how well coco is eating. they say if she's getting lot, she's feeling good and the nerves haven't gotten to her. they say she's eating a lot this tournament which could mean trouble for the competition. coco goff just keeps winning. blazinst through her fir two rounds at wimbledon. at 15 years old she's taken the tennis world by storm. but the two people who actually saw itr coming? hem and dad. as her parents, are you surprised? >> no. i'm not surprised that she has the capability. >> i'm not surprised because i
knew she could compete. >> that was the first they told her after the win over venus williams. >> i gave her a hug and she said mom, really, did you thi i could win? come on, tell me. i was like yeah, igheally thout you could win. >> a surreal moment for coco, but maybe even more so for her parents who still remember a special trip seven years ago to the u.s. open. >> we paid for really good sea so she could get close enough to get an autograph. and venus won the match and came over and autographed a ball and gave it to her. she was just eight when that hape ha seven years later she's playing venus. no way was that supposed to ppen. >> reporter: by now their prematch routine is down to a science. practice, a prayer and plenty of before.e night we managed to catch coco lase. wh 's your routine look like tomorrow? >> tomorrow i'll just sleep in, warm up, andhen get ready for
my match. >> reporter: also taking the court seed, serena williams playing in medoubles with andy murray after a singles one thursday puts her one step closer to a grand slam title. >> we would not be here if i didn't love what i do. >> reporter: and she played before a royal audience. her friend, the duchess of sus six,meghan, was in the stands careering serena onto victory and wearing a necklace with the letter "a" for baby archie. and spoeaking of baby archie, they will prepare for his christening tomorrow. as to whether she plans to attend it,l serena wilbe working adding meghan understands. >> you gave us so much to think about there. that was ntastic. >> meghan markle, coco. a lot. >> my mind is >> the fact that young woman is 15 years old and can't drive herself, it's amazing.
we'll watch her today. thank you very much. >> let's get a check on the forecast with this holiday weekend pushing out to be hot and humid across much of the u.s. dylan is in for al. >>g. good mornin it has been hot and humid and, in fact, we also have a stalled frontal system. that's why we're seeing ev thunderstorm dop along this system. especially across south dakota into nebraska and also through central and south western missouri where we are starting off theay with heavier rain. we could see some isolated severe storms and then other than that, it's more of the same. popup showers and storms each afternoon once the daytime heating really makes things unsettled. going into tomorrow, i think those storms will come more numerous including new york, pennsylvania and extending to florida. t and humid in the middle of the country and west, you've been enjoying beautiful weather. we're gng to see some travel impacts into sunday. it looks like we'll see heaviest rain through the southeas at could create delays at the
airports and also if you're driving, especially along the 95 east coast.th keep in mind if you're stuck in heavier downpours, that could lead to hydroplaning in the roads. in the northeast the showers will have pushed out and you'll also notice a big decrease in humidity as temperatures drop down into the 70s and 80s. that's a look at the weather across the country. ur local forecast in the next thirty-secon. him now. -i'm not calling him "dad." -oh, n-no. -loo-look, [sighs] i get it. some new guy comes in helping your mom bundle and save with progressive, but hey, we're all in this together. right, champ? -i'm getting more nuggets. -how about some carrots? you don't want to ruin your dinner. -you're not my dad! -you'r-that's fair. overstepped. > good morning, everyone. temperatures across our area already are steaming.
78 degrees. we're closing in on the 80 degree mark. looking at clouds across the area. the forecast today, we will enjoy it as we start to march upward. temperatures looking at about 89 degrees once the fog burns off and a threat of showers across the area but not as stormy as we've had the last couple days. make sure you wear the sunscreen. enjoy your day friday, today. and that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you. coming up here, californians with rattled nerves cleaning up the mess from the july fourth earthquake and now anxiously bring for the big one. what experts are saying act what it means about when the next one could come. >> plus the latest threat at beaches. seaweed.ks but yes, there's an invasion of the slimy stuff that's causing serious problems. first this is "today" on nbc.
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>> good morning. that's the case. 212 powder mill road is they're hoping to have it open byr:00 o 9:00 this morning. traffic is making a u-turn to get back on the road. you'll find 95 northbound in sourd county of 32, a crash on the left side of the roadway and it sounds like the bridge has en been reop and some of the activity from yesterday's events were leaving the city with police escort. back to you. >> all right. we'll check your forecast next. >> stay with us.
we do have flood watches to talk aboutes well to the w of the washington area here in town. no rain showers to speak of. esll to our w because they had heavy amounts of rain overnight last night and into later on this afternoon. national weather service is talking about flood watches for the shenandoah valleys.
♪ come look at this crowd back now at 7:30 on a friday morning july 5th. lots of folksenjoying a long holiday weekend and we are certainly thrilled to have a huge crowd out there for toby keith bringing the country vibe to the plaza with a live concert. >> and if morning. people are spending the fourth of july holiday a little longer. first a check of the adlines. crews are checking the buildings and gas lines this morning for damage after the strongest earthquake to hit california in 20 years. th6 .4 magnitude quake struck thursday in ridge crest. it was also felt 150es mil away in los angeles and in parts of nevada and arizona.
the quake triggered house fires, pped books and bottles from shelves and left cracks in some roads. fficials reported some min injuries and a long string of aftershocks. despiteng raini weather trumpry had milita flyovers, tanks on the national mal and apeech in front of the lincoln memorial. critics feared it could turn into a political rally, but in his aress the president the nation's armed forces. he also praised civilian heros including those who fought against slavery. protests were peaceful exempt for a flag burning. a small fire on a flight fromew york city t london. it was diverted to boston for an emergency landing. all 20 -- 217 passengers were evacuated safely. some said they smelled smoke about a half hour after takeoff. massachusetts state police say it appears a phone charger battery may have ignited a seat
in the first class section. virgin atlantic says the crew acted quickly to deal with the o situat now back to the earthquake in california. it didn't cause major damage. it did leave manyng wonderi when hit. the big one a long feared massive quake that could be devastating to the region. joene fryer is the epicenter in ridgecrest, california. joe, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. behind mes the hospital here. some patients had to be evacuated from here as a precaution. the impact of the quake felt not just here but across the region including l.a. and for many, this was a wakeup call to prepare for an earthquake that could be much stronger. shaking offices, broken glass, cracked roads, and house fires. >> oh, my god, those are the tires blowing up on thecars. >> reporter: residents were
wondering is this the big one california has been bracing for. experts say no. >> this earthquake does not make the big oneny more or any less likely. >> reporter: the p impacts seen in this simulatn of a 7.8 magnitude quake from the earthquake center. that's an earthqu te 125es stronger than this july fourth than and 44 times stronger the infamous north ridge quake that hit near l.a. it caused $49 million in economic losses. they say over the next week there's about a 9% chance earthquake larger than 6 .4 could hit the region and an 80 percent chance of a magnitude five. two faults were involved awethot san andreas fault. many questioned why they didn't
get anm alert fro l.a.'s early warning system. >> and the shake alert didn't go off. id the shake alert? >> reporter: i dn't go off. i checked it. authorities say it didn't fail. they said the intensity was too low to trigger an alert.or the may is calling for the city to take the latest quake as a warning, be prepared. >> if you ask the average person, you're not going toind 100 out of 100 having an earthquake plan for their family. that's a great reminderll that of us have work to do ourselves. it's just not done by the government. >> reporter: at t magnitude 5 aftershock we mentioned, it just happed. we just felt a 5.4 not that long ago. the largest aftershock yet. as for theig one, experts say that each year in southern california the odds of a major n andreas quake happening are about 2%. yesterday's quake did not change
those odds. >> my goodness. thank you, joe. you think about it. the ground is shaking under yous ituch a vulnerable feeling. >> i grew up in california. it doesn't need to near 6.something for anything to shake. if it hits close t big population areas, that's where it's concerning. hopefully it's a warning sign to people. prepared. you have the forecast? >> yes. but that's something you can't predict. it just happens. but we can predict the heat. we have a lot of us. in fact, we do have the heat out in alaska as well. yesterday we hit a high of 90 degrees in anchorage. that's the all-time warmest temperature ever in anchorage.ay and tode're looking at high temperatures still about 21 degrees above average with a forecast high of 86 degrees. we'll likely break records through the weekend with highs in the mid 80s in that area. ir banks in the upper 80s. we're looking for oppressive heat and humidity to continue across the south with themi
huty high it feels like it's about 105 degrees in areas like new orleans, montgomely, memphis felike 1. wichita feels like 97. on saturday the heat continues. the humidity as well from the midwest to the northeast. temperatures feeling le it's about 95 to 100 degrees. chicago drops to the 80s for nday, monday, cleveland 08 as well. the humidity drops. areas south that humidity will beun sticking a through the weekend. that's a look at the weather across the country. here's a peek out your window. it is all about the heat across the washington capital ea. temperatures include 70 degre for leesburg. manassas at 73. 80 for annapolis. today a touchr coole than yesterday. still close to 90. still warm. still humid. showers across the area. 40 to 60% chance. here's a preview of the weekend. looking at 90s for the weekend with a chance of thunder andke the w more 90s.
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>> reporter: and this is the scene inic mexo where peach goers and fisherman have to wade through heaps of it before they can get near the water. the state where cancun is located declaring a state of emergency. the problem already aecting tourism. >> this used to be beautiful, sristine, crystal clear blue water. not that way anymore. >> reporter: what's going on? experts say the seaweed is exploding thanks to changes inw her conditions. the ocean's chemistry and runoff from the amazon. researchers at the university of south florida found a massive mat of it that stretches from west africa to the caribbean. some 20 million tons. and while it's not a b thing ar open water, it can be devastating to mine life and coral reeves closer to shore. once on the beaches, it can attract insects creating a potential health hazard. what was once considered
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back now at 7:49 with new concerns about amazon 'sle a device and storing conversations indefinitely. >> good morning. this is definitely another concern. the company confirming in a letter to a senator that it's up to the customers to go in and delete their voice recordings and transcripts. it's the latest revelation about amazon and your privacy ace. >> alexa, do you know everything? >> no, but i'm always learning. >>eporter: if alexa is always learning that's because it's designed to start learnin bwhen
prompt key words, and when it's listening, it's recording. what happens to the inrecording? may delaware senator chris coons requested answers writing i am concerned by reports that text transcriptions of the audis record are preservedn amazon's servers. amazon said we contain customer voice recordingsntil t customer chooses to delete them. customers can, review listen to and delete voice recordings using the voice history feature in the alexa app. however, there are exceptions amazon writes, includg when a customerubscribes to music unlimited, requests a car from uber or lyft,rders a pizza from mis. the skill developer needs a recordsaf the trion. the executive in charge of alexa gave us an exclusive look at the technology last august. >> we want to know what are our
customers experiencing and how are theysing our devices in a natural environment. >> reporter: amazon says the products are designed with privacy concerns in mind. >> p avacy and secur important to us. we take it very seriously. >> reporter: with new revelations that what alexa records does not disappear, some customers are asking if the default should be set to forget instead? we reached out to amazon to elaborate on the letter to the senator. they said theetter represents allf their policies to delete pon request. let me tell you, i don't have an alexa in my home, but i have go a through this,nd you can see all the recordings logge your amazon account. >> i just did it. >> where do you see that? >> go to set investigation your alexa app and go to privacy. it says delete history. >> i never knew that existed. >> it exists in the cloud. and another thing you should know is amazon says if you delete it, it actually makes your alexa less convenient for
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7:56 is your time on this friday,5t jul 2019. good morning, i'm molette green. a lot of folks in d.c. are without water. d.c. water tells us it's working to repai -inch water main in the 1400 to 1500 blocks of t street in northwest. that's near the u-street metro station. the estated restoration time, 8 to 10 hours. let's get to wtov's chuck taylor. >> continued breaking news wios t0 or 9:00. keep an ear out, especiallyver the top. an accident near route 32 moved over safely to shoulder and the delay eased. new trouble moving out of lateenville. 108 at money caster, you may be
rain showers to contend with to the east of the shenandoah valley. the rain showers are moving in on front royal. right now just to our west a floodatch acrosshe shenandoah valley does not effect the washington areas. for us, looking for just the chance of rain showers. plenty of warm temperatures to go ound. our high temperature todayil wl be close to but not exceeding 90 degrees. l c it about 89 degrees. still storms but in the afternoon. back to you. >> thank you so much, clay. another local news update in 25 minutes. "today show"to th after this short b.
it's 8:00 on today. coming up, picking up the pieces. shaking after a 6.4 earthquake. the most powerful quake to hitt ere in 20 years. could th pibig one be on the wa? >> plus prince harry and meghan markle preparing for baby archie's christening. we'll take you acrosspo the . and how do you like him now? ♪ how do you like me now ? >>ountry superstar toby keith taking over the plaza with a
live country concert you don't want to miss on "today >> fireworks last night. toe toby keithtoday. >> we love toby keith. >> celebrating a birthday. >> from birmingham, alabama. >> portland, oregon. >> and florida. >> a little less talk and a lot more toby. welcome back to "today." we appreciate you being with us and all these folks outside on this friday morning. chanel and i filling in for ndsavannah a hoda. >> enjoying time off. we love seeing the shoutouts. we want to see yours. record a short message and post it on twitter or instagram.
you could see yourself in our open if you #mytodayplaza. a busy morning. our news at 8:00. people are adding up the damage and bracing for aftershocks from southern california's strongest earthquake in two decades. miguel almaguer is in t ridgecrest, epicenter of ais fourth of july quake. aftershockseady this morning? >> reporter: yeah, in the last hour we were talking about the aftershocks. we felt themovernight. we had a 5.4 rattling severale nerves in area. you can see the damage done to this trailer yesterday. it was actually pushed off the foundationo comparede home behind me, you can see how much it really shifted over. now, this earthquake struck yestery at 10:00 in the morning. i want to show you video of what it looked like inse a local school as the rafters were really rocking and rolling here. the good news here was there was serious injuries here but there was widespread damage in
the city of ridgecrest. we're told many of the houses slid off their foundation. many bottl and other items fell off of shelves. a scary scene. there have been more than 100 aftershocks. there were no seriousie injur in the last 24 hours. so officials are really hopeful that that will continue to be the case here as they continue to brace for some seralays ahead where we expect aftershocks like the ones we've been feeling over the last 24 hours. >> miguel almaguer, thank you.ca an amerin billionaire was e of seven people crashed when crashed.pter chris kline would have turned 61 today. his daughter and friends were among the victims. he was known for his charity including a $5 millionisonation
to hlma mater. rain on the national mall. the president added his own touches including flyovers by military planes and air force one. the lincoln memorial was flanked by armored vehicles as the president praised u.s. armed forces and told the audience the nation is stron tr todayn it ever was before. the event was not without protters including t people arrested for setting fire to a flag. holiday plans were postponed in iowa yesterday when a microburst, a downward blast of wind crushed one house and damaged the ones next door. and othersos just acrs the street were virtually untouched. the house that was destroyed belonged to a firefighter. fortunately there were no injuries. theommunity put off its fourth of july celebration to pitch in with the cleanup. patriotic morning boost. >> let's do it. >> our national b anthem can a tough song to nail with all the high notes, the lyrics, but two-year-old abigail did her country proud with this fourth
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be archie'sheod parents. 's what we do know. in the spectacular setting of windsor castle, baby archie made his world debut two months ago. this weekend he will beed christenot in thehapel where his parents were married in front of the world and not with cameras standing by like the christens of his royal cousins prince george, princess charlotte and prince louis. they are reportedly opting for a small group of friends and family gathering in the queen's private chapel for saturday's ceremony. gram as she's knoar to h will be away on business. the chapel just a stone's throw from archie's home. not the castle but thisus nearb ho nestled in the woods by the long walk. frog more cottage. so named because queen victoria
ticed how many frogs there were in that part of the park. five cottages knocked into one at a cost of more than $3 llion. >> they are literally living in granny's back garden. >> and windsor has a lot to ofr archie. lego land is right next door. there'ses a cotil two mes away and the great park itself and over 5,000 acres. it's the biggest playground any kid could ask for. but what about school? >> prince harry went to school here. >> just over the bridge isat e college. so close that william and harry were both bordered here, and ustl to walk to the cas at weekends to take tea with the queen. harry didn't axel ademically, but he was a star at wall games. >> shoving, and pressure is
allowed but stabbing is >> reporter: the royal school of choice in the past is british and tritional. and meghan, according to some sources, has hinted that with this royal child, things wl be different. so how about the coed american community , schoolconveniently situated right next to the great park? or perhaps a couple miles away. it's a picturesque blend of old england and america. what might it offer a young royal? >> we're the american school in england. we have many americans that attendhere. i think we've got a nice of americans plus multiple other nationalities to really make them not only feel at home but help extend their learning about others. >> reporter: and living in windsor duncan says the sussex's and baby archie won't feel cut off. a few miles along r theer is
magnificent mill house. home to the clooneys and their two children. >> play datesith the twins? >>. >> reporter: yeah, absolutely. it will be interesting to s if oneys or go to the c the clooneys keep coming here. the royals, by their standards windsor is a place where tcay n feel free. i'm n surprised they chosewi sor at all instead of london. >> reporter: archie will spend plenty of time in thest ca. there's a swimming pool inside the castle. he can take private lessons away f course, g eyes and he has the queen's windsor horses. so he can learn to play polo with his dad. guys j just a normal life. >> sounds like he'll be living his best life. >> everybody is worried about arch arch. be all right. >> a swinding pool a a castle. >> not a bad way to go. >> a little pop start? >> pop start. toby keith is gettingor ready f
a concert. fiday. there was no shortage of celebrities sharing how they celebrated the holiday on social media. we'll start with pink who was feeling patriotic in germany posting this photo of her son writing happy fourth of july. may we all find independence wherever wee. chrissy teigen shong a snap of john luna and myles. andaigwen stefani. >> my family is out of town. i'm by myself. >> my four-year-old came in and i said can you believe it's america's birthday. she said who is america? google it. we have work to do. >> we played mini golf. >> what about you? >> we hung out. a little golf. bbq. hot dogs. >> good way toe. celebrat next up jennifer lopez
surprised one well deserving f after her concert. the 2019 valedictorian from a high school inon win. the recent high school graduate made headlines last month after shararg that the school bd him from giving his speech because he wrote about being gay. in a draft that was rejected from school administrators. touched by his story, jennifer lopez wanted to meet him and let him know how impressed she was with his message. after her concert, she told him she supports his speaking out s andtands behind him. he said meetingr jennife lopez was an amazinge experienc he'll never forget. >> that gave me chills. >> right. and finally,sh ed eeran, this is his thing now,p to dro t.o tracks on the world. they're differ he's doing that. he has an upcoming album coming up. this time ed is teaming up with singer song writeryebba for a sort of soft pop song calledf
best part me, it's great. th other song that's out is with -- the first verse is ed. the second is chris staple tone. it's a rock head banger. let's play a little bit of "blow". >> got me feeling weak ♪ ♪ oh i want in a cal b feveraby you can light a fire on me hot♪ damn ♪ >> i love that song right there. >> what are you doing today? find that song. it's called "blow". it's chris sple ton, bruno mars. and the album everybody is looking for coming out on july 4th. chance the rapper, khalid. >> all on one album? >> all one album ofat colle tracks. click?ily >> videos of the internet's
latest trend is the bottle cap challenge. try to uncap a battle with a round house kick. saw willie geist do it. some people out there are etting their own spin on challenge. here's a uple. good effort. >> the first one she used a flip-flop and she threw it at the hot sauce there. and then this is corbin. >> thas crazy. >> i think calvin should try. >> what a golf ball. >> thank you, carson. >> how about another check of the weather. >> yes. let' dget to it. we have some rain this morning, especially heavy rain. down through eastern south dakota and eastern nebraska too, also acrossouth western missouri where we have heavier
rain elsewhere things are quiet to start off thisuly 5th. more storms are expected to fire up later this afternoon and into this evening. especially in this little u-shape. that includes denver and dodge city. large hail, damaging winds up to 60 miles per hour are possible. we could also seevy hea rainfall just as what we're seeing across eastern south dakota where we could end up at about on two, up to three inches of rain. if this falls in a short period to brief t could lead flash flooding. also down in the southeast with some of those thunderstorms developing through sunday, we could see as much as two to three inches of rain. if you're hadriving,could lead to ponding on the road. it's hot and humid in the south. hot and dry in the southwest.ti bel from the pacific northwest into southern california. we have to keep an eye out for the severe storms later today. here's a peek out your window. good morning, everyone. we're taking a look at rain
showers. light. we w to ourt approaching the shenandoah valley and winchester. for us inside the beltway, no problem. we'll continue to warm up throughout the day including close to 80 degrees already in town. and temperatures in the 70s to our west. here it is, everyone. 89 degrees. still warm and muggy today. and for the weekend, stie in th 90s. but everyone enjoy your friday today. and that's your latest forecast. dylan, thank you. if you think you ate a couple too many hot dogs at your fourth of july bbq, move over. >> in a moment we're going to meet the official hot dog eating champions who ate a combined 102 hot dogs in ten mins. here's h it went down on the boardwalk in brooklyn. >> the champion of the world, joey chestnut. >> favorite and defending
champion joey chestnut gobbled nathan's th win at the famous hot dog eating contest on thursday. >> he feels confident and strong. >> reporter: >> he managed ton wolf dow 71 hot dogs and buns in ten minutes in a gust busting showdown. three weaners shy of his 2018 record of 74. >> miki sudo. >> on the women's side, miki sudo grabbed her i sixth belt a row. >> i don't think we're going to see an upset here today. managing to put away 31 franks besting her closest rival by five. >> this has been a lesson of sportsmanship. some of my bigger support,ove and help has come from m myellow competitors. sudo took in 8680 calories and joey had 19880 calories. in recent years these have gone from side show to mainve e
with the establishment of major league eating. espn looked at it on a recent 30 for 30 documentary. >> eating events monday nathans really began to grow. we've capped out at about 65 events a yorr. >> with mthan bragging rights at stake, they can earn up to $500,000 a year. joey and miki won $10,000 each for their hot dog eating. and man versus food shows no signs of letting up. >> i love it and i'll be back. now less than 24 hourseifter victories, they're here with us this morning. joey chestnut and miki sudo. we thought we would put this in front of you to give everybody perspective. this is the amount of hot dogs together you consumed. >> it's the last thing they want to say. >> i was going to say, do you even want to see this? >> i still love hot dogs.
>>oey told me he's ready to do it again right now. >> not right now. i'm in recovery mode. i was supposed to eat healthy last week. i saw a good a hot dognd i didn't have to dip them in water. >> walk us tough what goes through your head. are you talking to yourself? do you have to motivate yourself for teninutes whereou alone crushed 71 hot dogs and for you 30 plus? >> for me, it's don't stop and mainly don't lose. >> and me, when my body is startiwn to slow i know my capahety. i eat t like you did in the beginning. you know you have room. >> 30 for 30, it's fascinating showing what goes on behind the scenes. one was you at homein trag your jaw. what do you do to prep? >> your jaw and your throat, the muscles get tired. once they get tired, that's when you get nauseous and the good starts hitting your throat. chew a ball and lift a bag
with -- >> i don't know. but i just got some tips. >> can i ask about the belts? do you collect them? >> you get a new one every year. i have them at my house.t >> wha do you do today? do you not eat? >> water and high fiber. even if i'm not hungry, i'm eatingless us the, cucumber. >> ahead of time you just guzzle water? >> well, it's not doguzzle it, t in the morning i do ten gulps as fast as i can. that's almost a gallon. >> and stretch? >> and stretch the muscles in my throat. >> and you have a couple other records. i was looking. a record for eating 121 twinkies in six minutes. and listen to this. 141 hard boiled eggs in eight minutes. >> that was a lot of sulphur. i started sweating and smelled
like a rotten egg. >> appreciate that. >> what's next? a break? >> i'll probably start feeling good in two day and then i'll start training. i have a pizza contest in louisiana. >> you said you start to feel good in two days. how do you feel right now? >> i mean not great. >> i feel much better than i did last night. looking to get better from here. st at a rib eating con the end of the month. i love those. >> how many ribs will y eat? >> it's done by weight. we'll see. >> how many pounds do you want to eat? >> well, he holdshe -- >> my record is 13 pounds. >> 13 pounds. >> hopefully it will be 10 pounds. >> here's the deal, we're going to challenge dylan dry tore a hot dog eating contest. >> is that happening? is that a real thing? >> i know i'm the one who likes to eat on this show, but --
>> what's the over and under on three? i don't know, but i note those must be mine. >> now to the end of the show, you listen to toby keith and eat hotting tos. >> thank you so much for being here. just ahead, toe by keith is here and this cloud has been waiting all morning. he'll take the stage on this friday moing, afterrn
good morning,ev ybody. 8:26 now on this friday, july 5th. let's look at your traffic now with jack taylor. >> good morning. still with the breaking news. powder mill road in calverton. in lateensville, 108 at lancaster, police direction. authorities are on scene at an accident involving a tractor-trailer. everything is safely on the right shoulder. it's not causing a delay yet. aaron, back to you. >> jack, thank you. you can -- when we come back, a
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♪ come get it, who's your baby ♪t back8:30 on this friday morning, july 5th, it is a holiday weekend. and this crowd is ready for some music. country music star toby keith is here. we're one of the stops on his tour and carson is in the crowd. oh, cars son? >> a great sign. a little less talk a lot more toby. we have all the tobyth kei fans out here after a holiday weekend. how are you? tracy and kyle, tell me about your sign. >> ts is -- i'm going to get emotional now.
this is my son matt, his brother, and he's in the navy. he's a minesman in the persian gulf. >> and he's a huge fan? >> he's a huge toby keithfan. >> we appreciate his service and his military families who put u the sacrifice. if you wouldn't mind, take a look at the screen r roll it, guys. >> hey, mom, hey, kyle. thank you for supporting me through everything. thank you for all the americans for supporting the military. toby, i'm a huge fan. give my mom a big hug for me to show her how much miss her and have a great fourth of july weekend, everybody. >> how about that? that's your son matt seov. we want to say to matt and all the servicemen and women, thank you so much. we're thinking act you here, and the end, the request i heard i believe was mr. toby keith who is right here to give a little
hug. toby has done so much great wk for our servicemen and women over the years. thank you for the work you've done for the military, guys like matt and wom all overhe place. you've been unbelievable. >> thank you. it's been -- it was --e started going about '03. we went 11 years, andsot was of the greatest work we did in our life. we filled a void that's been gone since bob hope did that. they try to make sure that a lot of people get safe overseas. >> thank you. how about that for a crowd moment today after indep back to you. >> thank you,by to >> that was beautiful. >> what a moment. >> emotional. stage.crying on the we're going to get to toby keith in a few moments. n you do weather. >> i can.go we're . beautiful weather for this concert here on the plaza. we've got also tomorrow night eastern time right here on
nbcot we've g down in daytona, a nascar race. a coue thunderstorms scattered. i'm sure they'll look at the radar for that with the cars racing around the track down in daytona. elsewhere on saturday we're going to see numerous storms from florida all the way up to maine and extending to the chicago area. not really a big threat of severe storms. they'll still be around and something to keep an eye out for. hot and humid down south. storms should be pushed south l east. the great lakes iss humid. temperatures in the 70s and 80s. hot and dry in the a southwest still uncomfortable in the gulf coast. that's a look at the weather across the country. we look at our temperatures for our friday today. as i said, after about 2:00 p.m. ep your eyes on the skies, everyone, as we have a chance of owers and rumbles of thunder across the area.
another steamy weekend. we continue the muggy air well into next week, but then we have a sizzle once again for the weekend. make sure everyone that you enjoy your friday thank you for your service t. that's your latest forecast. >> thank you. you guys ready for toby keith now? ready to go? t we'll get that in a moment. first this is "today" . first, this is "today" on
♪ i should have been a cowboy >> that's the anthem that launched toby keith's career into super starm. it hit number one in the hot country chartve and receid more than 3 million spins on country radio making it the p mostlayed country song of the 90s. 25 years later he's released 19 albums and sold more than 40 million worldwide. he's been w honoredh cmas, i amas and a member of the strong writer's hall of fame. still making songs that lift the american spirit. ♪ track stereo >> the newest song is a who's who of country artists. ♪ dolly parton johnny cash . >> ourum smer concert stage is one of his stops. >> here to perform his news single that' country, bro. mr. toby keith.
♪ heard 'em all growing up in daddy's old farm truck eight trackte so ♪ hey that's country bro ♪ ♪ you're gonna be country ♪ you have to know a little bit of something about the roots and the boots and theon rhinest suits ♪ ♪ that started this rodeo hey that's country bro ♪ ♪ ♪ saw 'em ohee-haw singing in their overalls junior was he star of the show ♪ ♪ that's country bro ♪ yeah that's country bro ♪
she's a good sport. >> yeah. >> one bite at a time. >> dylan dreyer trying to beat the record of 71. she has 70 more togo. >> and she has the fixings. >> they didn't have the relish and the mustard. >> we'll check back in with her. >> toe byeith has been making music for more than 25 years. his songs have topped the charts. we're happy to have him here. that's the best thing i've seen. >> you too can equip your mic stand like that. >> how have things changed from being on the road back when you started to now? >> well, obviously we were piled all in one bus theirst year.as it w2 people, like living in a submarine. now everybody has their own bus, and you travel a l sier, but the music changed a lot. it used to be a little more country than it is today, but m still the hanger onner.
>> you can see the fans love it. >> we were just talking. you have a birthday coming up. do you have any big plans? >> well, we're out wo king. d of work the whole fourth of july weekend. captain america is on call. 're going to work all weekend, and then ite got nex week off. it's hot back in oklahoma. i'm going to go somewhere and play golf where it's not as hot. >> we want toou brag on y for a moment. you were talking about the uso tours. you've been a part of that for years. e'rn a post fourth of july high. 11 uso tours, 18 countries. you've been the for more than 250,000 troops. what are those experiences like for you? >> every one of them were in two and three hour windows. every one of them is important. and made so many friends and now after you get back home and you see people retired from the armed services. they come to the show and
they've got their pictures and you get to relive them every night and go yep, i was there in fallujah and -- yeah. it's wonderful. >> it's commendableo t see the least. you're going to perform shouldc now. give it up for toby keith. ♪ i bet you've never heard of ol marshal dylan say miss kitty have you ever thought of running away ♪ ♪ settling down would you marry me if i asked you twice and ♪gged you pretty please ♪ she'd have said yes in a new york minute ♪ ♪ they never tied the knotis he♪
♪ he jus stole a kiss as he road away ♪ ♪ he never hung his hat up at kitty's place ♪ i should have been a cowboy i should have learned to rope and ride ♪ ♪ wearing my six shooter riding my pony on a cattle drive ♪ ♪ stealing the young girl's heart just like gene and roy ♪ ♪ singing those campfire songs whoa, i should have been a cowboy ♪ ♪ i might have had a side kick ng wild unny name run through the hills chasingesse james ♪ ♪ ending up on the brink of danger riding sho un for the texas rangers ♪ ♪
go west young man haven't you been told california's full of whisky women and gold ♪ ♪ sleeping out all night beneath the desert stars with a dream in my eye and a prayer in my heart ♪ ♪ i should have been a cowboy i should have learned to rope and ride ♪ ♪ wearing my six shooter riding my pony on a cattlerive ♪ ♪ stealing a young girl's hearts just like gene and roy ♪ ♪inging those campfire songs i should have been a cowboy ♪ ♪ i should have been a cowboy ♪ i should have learned to rope
should have been a cowboy. that's toby keith and we're back with a scial song for independence day. first this is "today" on nbc. compare comcast business to your current provider. my current service provider does not provide half of what you provide. and to know that my ci could save money?ider i'd be thrilled. this sounds like a whole business packa, which would be incredible. so what are you guys waiting for? let's do it. (laughs) comcast business gives you more. switch now and get fast, reliable internet for a new low price of $39.95 a month. plus, get free installation. better, faster? i mean sign me up. ll oday at 1-800-501-6000. comcast business.
♪ it breaks his heart seeing foreign cars filled with fuel that isn't ours ♪ ♪ and wearing cotton we didn't grow ♪ ♪ he's got the red white and blue flying high on the farm ♪ ♪ semperfi tattooed on his left arm ♪ ♪ spends aeittle mor in the store for a tag in the back that says usa ♪ ♪ he won't buy nothing that he can't fix ♪ ♪ with wd 40 and a craftsman wrench he ain't prejudice he's just made in america ♪ ♪ loves his wife she's that wife that decorates on the fourth of uly but says every day's independence day ♪ ♪ she's golden rule and teaches school ♪ ♪ some folks say it it isn't cool but she says the pledge of
allegice anyway ♪ ♪ he's got the red white and blue flying high on the farm ♪ ♪ spends a little more in the store for a tag on the back that says usa he won't buy nothing that he can't fix ♪ ♪ ♪edot the r white and blue flying high on the farm ♪ ♪ semper fi tattooed on his left arm ♪ ♪ spends a little more in the store fag a t in the back that says usa ♪ ♪e h won't buy nothing that he can't fix with wd 40 and a craftsman wrench ♪ ♪ he ain't prejudice he's just made in america ♪
♪ made in america ♪ made in america ♪ my old man is that old man ♪ made in america >>y tobith. that was phenomel. >> a raiseour red solo cup to toby keith. >> i love it. >> to the band, thank you so much, to the >>band. thank you everybody for coming. really quickly, dillehow did yo? >> i'm still working on number one. >> coming up tomorrow on saturday "today," bingo, have you heard about this? from disco balls to dancing and alcoll. we'lhow you the way bingo
halls are trying to attract a younger generation. up nextn the third hour of today, dylan gets a lesson in swimming safety from a special student. you have time to crush a couple more. >> it's a slow process. >> solo cup holder on the mic stand? that's country, bro. >> good for you. >> dip the hot dog in it. and when are you going to the atlantic city? >> is that the real deal? >> that's country, bro. >>e'll be back after your local news.
from studio 1an rockefeller plaza, this is the third hour of "today." >> good morning to you, everyone welcome to the third hour of "today." craig here, sheinelle, dylan it's a holiday wk so, naturally, al roker is off we do have jill martin. >> jill is not off. hello good morning>> good to see you. >> nice to see you. >> always bring somein sunsh hope you're enjoying your holiday weekend, keeping it stress free. there is this article out that caught our attentionin, talk about the ways to escape summer stress how do you escape? >> i think smending ti off of work, actually having a ultimate way. ink, i >> not so subtle -is