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valleys, and peaks again i think the semis have the best chance of climbing back but the travel, leisure, and oil stocks could be headed fora real crevasse, a very big valley. i like to say there's always a bull market somewhere and i promise trying to find it just for you right here on "mad money," i'm jim cramer see you tomorrow, "the news with shepard smith" starts now. seeking solutions to the rise in crime in america our special series of reports begins this this hour. plus the delta variant contributing to rapid, disturbing covid surge i'm shepard smith. this is the news on cnbc >> the worstday of the year fo the dow jones industrial average. >> financial markets tumbling. stocks sinking today wall street joins a global sell-off, pandemic fears fueling the downturn >> we are seeing this concerning spread because this is the most contagious variant we've seen yet. >> reporter: new questions raised about the vaccine and the
push for all kids to mask up this fall in school. >> the chinese government is not doing this themselves. >> reporter: contract hackers. the u.s. formally blames china for state-sponsored cyber hacks on america, including that massive attack on microsoft. and unexplained, deadly shooting a man allegedly takes aim at police, firefighters, even neighbors. what we know about the suspect and how it all went down the wildfire expected to burn until november. america's first ever baby bond and blue origin said to break two records as it heads to space. >> announcer: live from cnbc, the facts, the truth, "the news with shepard smith." >> as the delta variant spreads around the world, there are growing concerns the rising number of covid cases could reverse america's progress and slow down our economic recovery. wall street sees the danger.
the dow plummeted more than 700 points today, the single biggest one-day drop since october president biden says the fate of the u.s. economy hinges on getting under control covid and getting more americans vaccinated >> we can't let up especially since, and because of the delta variant, which is more transmissible and more dangerous. unfortunately cases are now rising particularly in communities with very low vaccination rates. >> nationwide we're averaging more than 32,000 new cases each day, and infections are rising quickly. for context, johns hopkins reports daily cases nearly tripled over the last two weeks alone. the american academy of pediatrics is recommending all children aged 2 and older wear masks when they return to school in the fall. the association also recommends school staff should mask up
indoors as well. health experts reaffirm getting vaccinated is the best way to protect against covid, but there are new questions about breakthrough cases over the past few days you may have seen some alarming headlines like these five fully vaccinated texas lawmakers testing positive 130 test positive in provincetown, massachusetts, after a july 4th outbreak, most are fully vaccinated and more athletes test positive before the olympics including a member of the usa gymnastics team we have coverage from all angles tom llamas from the olympics, dom chu on today's sell-off and reporting from matt bradley on the uk's reopening first to our science and health correspondent meg terrell. people see vaccination and covid and there's concern. walk us through what we know >> shep, there's been a lot of
confusing out there today. what we do know in the u.s. more than 97% of people hospitalized with covid right now are unvaccinated that's from the cdc director at the white house covid briefing on friday. public health experts point out the vaccines hold off well against severe disease caused by the delta variant but they're not 100% and the majority of breakthrough cases leading to hospitalization and death are in older people or those with weakened immune systems, according to reporting from our colleagues at nbc news the cdc says of more than 159 million americans who are fully vaccinated, about 5,000 have been hospitalized and about a,000 have died. one piece of data missing, though, is how many breakthrough infections there have been in the u.s. not just those that result in severe disease studying this more could get the questions, how likely it is you can transmit covid if you're fully vaccinated, leading to
increasing pressure on the cdc, including this morning from dr. scott gottlieb >> there are breakthrough infections occurring in vaccinated people. i don't think it's an overwhelming number but we're not tracking it here in the united states. that's the bottom line we should be tracking it >> gottlieb also saying this weekend that in areas with higher infection rates where vulnerable people want to protect themselves with masks, they should consider n95s to protect against this hyper transmissible variant. l.a. county is requiring masks indoors. dr. vivek murphy calls it reasonable and anticipates that in other parts of the country squl the tokyo olympics three days away and covid is sidelining star athletes gymnastics, women's basketball, men's basketball all dealing with positive tests and safety protocols. in tokyo, here's tom llamas.
>> shep, good evening. we are following that breaking news out of tokyo right now. the major headline surrounding u.s. women's gymnastics, kara eaker an alternate tested positive in japan. an 18-year-old from the kansas city area, her family says she was vaccinated, she's asymptomatic right now and in quarantine we understand another alternate team member, leanne wong considered a close contact is in quarantine, tested negative but has to wait a couple days. the rest of the team, the core six competing starting this sunday it is our understanding they're okay their coaches including simone biles' coach didn't want them to stay in the olympic village, wanted them to stay in a hotel to better control the safety right now team usa's core gymnasts will be competing, they seem to be okay for now. they start competing on sunday the other big headline coming out of the states, wnba player katie lou samuelsson testing positive she says she is heartbroken she's not going to be able to
take the tokyo games and u.s. men's basketball player zach levine is in current protocol. organizers tell us so far more than 60 people involved with the tokyo games who tested positive for covid while here in japan. shep >> tom, thanks toyota is one of the biggest sponsors for the olympics. it just pulled its commercials ahead on the news, cnbc's andrew ross sorkin on the economic blow to the games and to japan. the rise in covid cases among the factors spooking wall street today with the dow tumbling to its worst day since last october the s&p 500 and nasdaq also deep in the red dominic chu now. dom, the delta variant forcing another pullback >> it is and the reason why you're seeing that is we're just about a week or so removed from record highs in the market and those record highs were justified because the global economy seemed like it would be on track post covid to really make a full economic recovery. if you do have a delta spread, a
surge the way that you're seeing right now with the headlines, it calls into question whether or not the economic surge is valid. if you look at some of the hardest hit parts of the market today, they're the ones that rose the most in the wake of optimism post pandemic look at travel and leisure, people go out there and fly again or go out there and stay in hotels, take cruises airlines like united, american, delta, all down big today, carnival cruiseline, norwegian cruise line, royal caribbean among the hardest hit, calling into question whether or not the economy can move the way it is oil whether or not we're going to travel again, are we going to drive? oil and gas companies, exxon, c conoco, chevron, household names that took a hard hit for all the negativity we're seeing, a lot of companies that benefited during the covid pandemic, the stay-at-home stocks, the ones that we turn to, in the event we couldn't
leave our homes. we exercise at home, peloton shares were higher today, you take a look at the other ones, docusign for electronic signatures, one to watch as well this has been a huge market move for sure >> dom, we've seen these sell-offs before, only for the markets to rebound just as quickly as they fell is this another blip or something different? >> so a lot of traders are looking at some of the trends in the market right now over the past year, we've seen a number, maybe ahalf dozen or s times in the market dipped significantly. two times it dipped around 9% or 10% from the highs we saw at the time and a handful of other times it dipped about 4% each time as you pointed out the markets rebounded. this time around, we are just about at those levels over the past year, shep, where the market has sold off and bounced again. i wish i could tell you i could see the future but the reason why so traders are optimistic at least or not panicking is because these levels have held in the past so it remains to be seen whether or not this time is one of the times as well
>> dom chu, thanks so much canada officially announcing today it will let fully vaccinated americans into the country starting next month. as some travel restrictions are loosened, some recommendations are actually tightening. the cdc and the state department urging people to avoid traveling to the united kingdom because of a surge in covid cases there still the uk is moving forward with its reopening push. today's been dubbed freedom day in the uk. the government rolling back nearly all covid restrictions after more than a year of lockdowns and mask mandates. in london here's nbc's matt bradley. >> reporter: shep, happy freedom day. if you were like me walking around london you wouldn't notice that much of a difference from yesterday boris johnson stewarded britain into this opening up he has to be in quarantine because even though he's fully vaccinated, he was exposed by the health minister. a lot of scientists have said it's too early to totally reopen
the economy and everything else in britain and a lot of these rules are going from laws to just really, really strong recommendations. there are a lot of people around london today who were still wearing masks. boris johnson here's what he had to say, trying to strike a tone between opening up and being cautious >> sadly, the number of covid cases that involve somebody who has had two vaccinations has been rising, clearly the results of the vaccines remain good in the sense they protect those people very largely against serious illness and death, even if they contract it. >> reporter: so in addition to lifting a lot of the legal mask requirements and allowing anybody to get together with anybody else just like before the crisis, the big one here is for london's famous night clubs, which were open at midnight last night. turns out they're not going to be allowed into the night clubs unless they could show proof of
vaccination, not just a negative test it's another way the government is trying to lean on the public and telling them to get vaccinated and keep us moving out of this crisis shep >> matt bradley, thank you they worked with criminal hackers to attack the united states america and its allies now formally blaming china for the massive cyber assault on microsoft. the first capitol rioter convicted of a felony received his sentence today how long he'll spend behind bars for and what he had to say for himself in court the minority leader in the house, kevin mccarthy has just come out with a list of republicans he plans to appoint to the january 6th select committee investigating the insurrection at the capitol. their names, next. your mission: stand up to moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis. and take. it. on... with rinvoq.
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chinese intelligence operatives and chinese criminals. the spies are tolerating cyber crime, they are participating in it, officials say. >> ken, thank you. eight months in prison, that's the sentence handed down today for the first capitol rioter convicted of a felony paul hodgkins is his name and here is his picture, carrying a trump 2020 flag and wearing a
matching shirt while storming the senate chamber he pleaded guilty last month to obstructing an official proceeding, investigators say he took a bus from tampa to washington with protective goggles and other gear prosecutors asked for a year and a half in prison, but hodgkins got less than half that amount the judge pointed out that hodgkins did not engage in any violence but he still condemned his actions saying he was staking a claim on the floor of the united states senate, not with the american flag but with a flag declaring his loyalty to a single individual over the entire nation. here's hodgkins at the courthouse today in d.c., during his sentencing, he apologized and called his actions foolish hodgkins said he was caught up in an emotional protest and that he now accepts that joe biden is the president. we now know which republican lawmakers the house minority leader kevin mccarthy picked to
sit on the january 6th committee. according to two gop aides he plans to name these representatives, jim banks of indiana as ranking member, jim jordan of ohio, rodney davis of illinois, kelly armstrong of north dakota and troy nehls of texas. the house speaker nancy pelosi technically has the power to veto leader mccarthy's picks but nbc's capitol hill team says they don't see any red flags that would lead her to block them the committee's first hearing is scheduled for a week from tomorrow the state department investigating reports of mysterious illness of 20 officials in spree why he in a, similar to the havana syndrome, brain illness reported in 2018, diplomats in cuba started experiencing dizziness, nausea, vertigo, headaches and neurological problems. u.s. scientists say they're
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a national day of mourning in belgium tomorrow. the prime minister declared it after a deadly flood ravaged towns and cities really all across western europe. so far, at least 199 people have been confirmed dead and more than 700 still reported missing. before and after images show the scale of the destruction, in the german town of schuld the floods decimated several homes. angela merkel was there yesterday, she described the destruction as surreal and terrifying
on the devastation in durnau, germany, here's raf sanchez. >> reporter: we're standing 50 yards from the banks of the river, ground zero of the flood zone in western germany and if you follow me around, you can see the scene here is almost post apocalyptic you can see this tree behind me just ripped out at the roots by the floodwater as it came in from the river here. authorities confirming to us that in this state alone, there are 150 people still unaccounted for. now that the floodwaters have receded, police have had the grimtask of starting to go int basements and other previously inaccessible places to try to find some of those missing people, so the death toll is going to go up the question is just by how much you can see there is enormous damage here in western germany germany's finance minister said
they are going to need an initial 300 million euros, $350 million of relief and reconstruction angela merkel says they will pass that initial package this week, but long-term, it is going to take billions to try and restore this area and the german government says it is committed to doing that. shep >> raf sanchez, thank you. after gunmen assassinated haiti's president, two different men claimed to be the new rightful leader of the country that power struggle could be could mg tocoming to an end claude josef is said to step down and hand over power to his challenger according to haiti's election minister. two days before his death the president appointeda new really until now josef refused to relinquish power and leading haiti with the help of haitian military and police.
the late president's widow returned to haiti for his funeral. here she is arriving in port-au-prince wearing a bullet proof vest and her arm in a sling. haiti's first lady had been recovering in miami after the hit squad shot her as they stormed the president's home fire officials in oregon estimate that the bootleg fire may burn until the end of november that's 134 more days right now almost 500 square miles have been torched, an area about the size of the city of los angeles. the fire just 25% contained. firefighters working through the weekend to control the flames using drift torches and fire retardant foam crime in america our week-long series starts today. we report on a non-lethal device designed to stop a person from running away we can't do it alone, that from the oakland, california, police chief his work with the community to find solutions to violent crime in the city, that's coming up,
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all. in a nationwide survey by one of japan's largest dailies, 55% of respondents say they oppose holding the games this summer, and in another one by public product broadcaster nhk, 22% of people in tokyo expect to even enjoy the games. this is not only a major blow to the olympic organizers but also to japan on the economic impact of the summer games, here's cnbc's andrew ross sorkin. >> this will be a historic olympic games. >> reporter: after a year-long postponement, the tokyo olympics are kicking off later this week without any tourists in the stands, dining at local restaurants or staying in hotels a blow to the economy. japan investing more than $15 billion to host the olympic games, double original estimates. >> no question that japan and tokyo spending a lot more on these games than they planned, part of that was the delay and part of it was to make sure these game are as safe as possible for the athletes and
the officials that are going to be there a lot of money was spent as is the case in most olympics on facility infrastructure, building new venues to help host the games and many of those venues are going to be underutilized. >> reporter: more than 60 japanese companied paid $3 billion to sponsor the games in addition to pulling all olympic related commercials in japan, toyota's ceo and other top executives will not be attending the opening ceremony in the brand new national stadium. >> the show must go on and the reason why it had to go on because of the tv money and the corporate partnership money that's part of these games 90% of the funding for the international olympic committee comes from media rights, the predominant source and corporate. >> reporter:'games were canceled entirely, it still would not hurt the economy nearly as much as its current state of
emergency. an early morning from the richest man in japan, softbank founder and ceo masa son when we spoke in may >> i am very much afraid of having the olympics. not just about japan but for the many countries >> going more than double over budget has been the norm over the past 60 years but the real danger for this olympics is it turning into a superspreader, and the human toll and economic damage that could have on japan. >> andrew, thanks. the official timestamp of the pandemic triggered recession, that's what is topping cnbc's "on the money." it might have felt like a life time but the recession that started at the beginning of the covid pandemic lasted but two months the shortest recession in u.s. history, according to the national bureau of economic research it lasted march through april of last year. the economists who determined the timing say it ended in april
because that's when the economy reached its lowest point in terms of jobs and output now, a company that did not feel that covid downturn zoom agreeing to buy cloud call center provider five9 for close to $15 billion in stock. five9 makes cloud-based software that uses artificial intelligence to help companies act with and answer questions from customers another brand that exploded during the pandemic peloton, the company preparing to enter the video game business with an in-game video game peloton telling cnbc the name may change but describing the game as a music-based experience, we're told members will control avatars and move them along tracks in and out of obstacles. on wall street as we reported earlier, a lot of red numbers. the dow down 726 s&p down 69, nasdaq down 152
i'm shepard smith. time for the top of the news at the bottom of the hour amazon founder jeff bezos hours away from launching into space and inside look at what the billionaire astronaut and his crew will see and feel as they blast off in this rocket today, a top nhl prospect announces he's gay marking the first time an active or retired professional hockey player has ever come out. plus rising crime in america, and the solutions to stopping it. at least 160 people died and dozens of others were hurt in shootings from coast to coast over the weekend, from the gun violence archive, a group that tracks shootings across america. in d.c., a shooting outside nats stadium sent fans inside running for cover. gunfire in another part of the city killed a 6-year-old girl on friday in philly, a 1-year-old baby
hurt in a drive-by shooting saturday night, and in portland, oregon, a mass shooting killed one person and hurt six others early saturday morning violent crime has been rising over the last year at an unusually high rate, in 2020, the number of murders skyrocketed by 25%, according to the fbi and this year, they're up nearly 16% across america's biggest cities from the same time last year, according to crime analysis ah data link. this week, we'll present a special series of reports, focusing on the increase in crime in america and we'll speak with people who are trying innovative approaches to tackle the problem, including the makers of this device. >> go. hands behind your back >> in a moment, cnbc's valerie castro on how cops are using the tool as a less painful device to restrain suspects who refuse to cooperate.
first leronne armstrong, oakland police chief oakland shootings are up like 60%, carjackings 95% you said police can't do this alone. who do they need and what do they need them to do >> well they really need community. we need community to step up and step out and say enough is enough we need partnership and we need to build stronger relationships with our community to address crime. >> you say community needs to step up. say there's a single mom who sees it and feels it in her neighborhood and around her community. what does she do >> i hope that she partners with police in her community, i hope she partners with community-based organizations that can help address the issue. i don't believe that police alone should be responsible for this i think the investment in violence prevention non-police responses can be a tremendous help we have to get trusted, credible messengers in the community to try to see if we can message adults involved in violence to stop >> is the relationship there for
that, though historically, many communities and police officers have had trouble working together what more needs to be done to build trust, really on both sides? >> i really think it has to be an intentional investment in building relationships and one of the things that we did in oakland was created a rally, stand up for safe oakland, to bring community and police together to say let's address violence together. a wholistic manner that far too long police has been the lead for addressing violence in communities and it has to be a joint effort you won't be arrest your way out of this problem. it's going to take people putting guns down in our community. >> chief, you worked with the white house on gun violence and how to stop it what in your estimation is an achievable solution that could make a dent in these numbers >> i think a wholistic approach to violence. i think including law enforcement but also recognizing that communities that have resources as well, people who people trust in communities
coming out and speaking openly to communities about how violence is impacting our communities through trauma left in our communities and also resources. resources so that we can provide support and services to those that we're asking different things in their life to make different decisions to help our community be safer >> chief, is there a program in oakland to respond to violence and crime that you'd recommend for other police departments >> yes, our cease-fire program in the city of oakland is a collaborative approach led by community. it really includes law enforcement, community-based organizations in our department of violence prevention, really provides resources like violence intervention, violence interruption and street outreach those are real keys to preventing incidents from happening before it turns into a widespread outbreak of violence. they can be tremendous whenner this' on the ground in the community, working with those impacted. >> chief relon armstrong from oakland, sir, thank you for your
time police training is ein departments across the country as they face more scrutiny since the murder of george floyd one example is a new tool aimed at stopping a suspect from up to 25 feet away while also minimizing pain. it's called a bola wrap. the company that designed it says it can help officers safely and humanely detain suspects who won't cooperate. valerie castro on how officers are training to use it >> drop it now, do it now or you'll get shot with less lethal >> reporter: this training exercise at the aurora police department in illinois is a chance for officers to practice using less lethal force like firing rubber bullets or deploying a restraint. in this case the bola wrap, executed during a realistic training scenario. >> we're going to wrap you >> we were the first in the state of illinois to adopt it. we have a lot of responses to mental illness and to those in
crisis, and so in those situations, the wrap is a perfect way to bring a person into control >> reporter: the aurora police chief says the device has been part of their arsenal for a few years but officers have yet to deploy it in a real life situation. it's one more tool for officers to resolve issues without violence tom smith is ceo of wrap technologies previously smith cofounded taser international. >> the last technology that changed in use of force was the taser 20 years ago there hasn't been anything new since then we're trying to focus on nonpain compliance ways for law enforcement to stop the suspect from hurting themselves or others and come into custody without having to hurt them. >> reporter: more than 500 law enforcement agencies across 44 countries incorporated the bola wrap the components are acceptabled
by hand in tempe, arizona. the kevlar cord wraps around its subject, along with a startling sound similar to a gunshot >> tempe police, stop walking. you're going to be wrapped >> reporter: the noise alone often enough to confuse the target [ bleep ] >> get on the bed. >> what the [ bleep ] is this? >> it's a bola wrap. get down on the bed. >> reporter: the tool is another way to handle the growing issues the officers encounter the chief says tools like this should be the last choice. >> we have it available to us but human influence is the most powerful tool that a police officer has that they can use and that means respectfully talking to people, talking to people and not down on them. >> there are some concerns that technology like the bola wrap doesn't address the core issues. critics say mental health problems shouldn't be solved by policing and more resources
toward health care police are pairing social workers with officers to work at hybrid teams to ensure they can adequately help someone in a mental health crisis. >> looking for solutions >> very interesting >> ralry, thank you. our "crime in america" series continues tomorrow valerie has the story of buckhead, georgia, a community in atlanta frustrated with the city's police department and now trying to form a police department of its own. bill bratton, former police commissioner boston, new york and los angeles, talks about training changes for officers. that's tomorrow on the news on c cnbc police in arizona are investigating a deadly shooting spree across three different crime scenes including a burned home where firefighters found an unidentifiable body. in tucson they believe it started with the fire and think the suspect fled the burning house, went to a nearby park and ambushed and shot two emts who
were responding to a different call one of those emts reportedly died then they say he went back to the house and started shooting at fire crews and neighbors, killing one of those neighbors they've just identified him as a 44-year-old father whose 11-year-old son they say witnessed the shooting cops say the suspect then jumped back in a car, rammed a police vehicle and started shooting at an officer and that officer fired back, hitting the suspect. he's now listed in extremely critical condition fire officials say once they were able to put out the fire they also found someone's charred remains. a newborn in connecticut could have more money in the bank than you do the new program investing thousands of dollars in the low income children. we'll meet one of the first bbft babies to cash in. impressive line-up for
a college saving account for all kindergarteners attending public schools in september. more than 72% of public school students experience poverty and there's connecticut, giving $3,200 for every child born into poverty this year, already a big amount, but by the time those kids get to college, the returns will likely be exponential here's cnbc's ylan mui >> niya clemens was born last week one of the first babies to get a free savings account with
$3,200 into it >> having the baby bond program gives the new baby funds to look forward to >> a baby bond guaranteed money from the government set aside for kids they can't touch until grown up connecticut is pioneering the concept. the state treasurer sean wooden launched the first program in the country this month >> it is clear to everyone these disparities coming through the pandemic, coming through in the midst of a racial reckoning that we as policy leaders need to do more we need to meet the moment >> it works like this. all babies born in the state and covered by medicaid get an estimated $3,200 invested in their name by the time they're 18 that money is expected to grow to nearly $11,000, they can claim the cash after taking a financial literacy class and use the money to go to school, start a business or buy a house.
the state projects 16,000 babys qualify every year and dedicating $50 million annually to pay for it. >> for a family born into poverty, having that and knowing that you'll have something begins to level the playing field coming out as a young adult. you're more focused on possibly going to college if you see a pathway, if there's a fund, you're more focused on one day owning a home, which some people in poverty never aspire to because they don't think it's ever achievable. >> for andrea rhodes, the program gives her breathing room in her budget to save for her older son and chance to teach her baby some important life lessons. >> i myself need to work on my money management skills. i don't know how he's going to do with money but i want to, you know, let him know that i want to help him along the way with saving money >> reporter: so many social programs help children and
familiyies make it through toda. baby bonds are all about tomorrow and if there's one thing every parent knows is that our kids grow up too fast. for the news, i'm ylan mui >> including yours thumbs up, kiddo a major milestone for the nhl, luke pro kop becomes the first player under contract to come out as gay. in the social media post the predators prospect wrote in part "i am no longer scared to hide who i am i hope that in sharing who i am i can help other people say that gay people are welcome in the hockey community as we work to make sure that hockey truly is for everyone." the nhl and the preds released statements supporting prokop the 19-year-old told espn the commissioner called him and encouraged him to reach out any time prokop's announcement weeks after the las vegas raiders carl
nassib publicly announced he's gay. five women are about to take a baseball bat to the announcing glass ceiling. tomorrow's orioles/rays matchup feature an all-women broadcast few for the first time in mlb history. melanie newman and isarah langs will call the game alana rizzo on the field and all women, the game of the week and broadcast for free on youtube. heidi watney is with us now, reporter and host for mlb network. your co-anchor called it a pick me moment, what about a pinch me moment what about for you >> thank you for having me on. historic broadcast to have all women crew doing an mlb game for me it's not a pinch me moment i saw the pregame show on my schedule and thought i'm doing another youtube pregame. youtube is a great platform
because it's free and accessible to everyone and for me it's kind of a more casual broadcast we get to wear jeans and t-shirts and talking about baseball with our friends. >> it must be fun to know that women are running the whole show, no >> it is fun it is fun and especially the group of women that we're doing the game with. melanie newton has done our 10,000 hours and came up through the minor, broadcasting games, earned this spot and does a fantastic job. sarah langs is a brilliant writer for mbl.com, looks at the game from the analytics lens, and alana rizzo is an accomplished sideline reporter, worked for the dodgers for many years and the rockies, worked here at mlb network. she's great, knows what she's doing and a great story toler and me and lauren gardner have fun. she's a good friend of mine, does social shows, works for nhl
network, done "the zone" mlb network and has a wealth of knowledge from a storied background it will be fun >> everybody's earned it no doubting that when you first started, would you have ever thought of an announcing crew of all women thinking something like that was possible >> no. to be honest, no i started out of college in fresno, california, my hometown. i had a great run there. i did four years as the sideline reporter for the boston red sox. if you can survive red sox nation you can survive anything. they are a passionate fan base there are some great fans there. >> the famously male heavy culture of major league baseball, is it really changing or are these just aesthetics for all of us? >> i think it's really changing. i really do believe that i'm not just saying that because i'm out here as someone who feels like i'm a spokesperson for mlb being on the network side of things i feel that in the game even from when i became the red sox reporter in 2008 until now
there's been a big change in the game kim ing is the gm for the marlins. who would have thought the first gm in american pro sports would be here in baseball and there she is and doing wonderful things in miami with derek jeter. >> heidi watney, have fun. we'll be watching. thanks a lot >> thank you so much >> all right "sports illustrated" swimsuit issue, three different covers with three different models and each one making history in their own way right now it's go for launch for jeff bezos and crew inside the final preparations for a team that includes the oldest acd young e persons to go to spe and the first paying customer ♪ when technology is easier to use... ♪ barriers don't stand a chance. ♪
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in just about 13 hours the second leg of the billionaire's race to space. amazon founder jeff bezos blasting off the shepherd rocket he's expected to beat out sir richard branson going 13 miles higher, a bit of my rocket is bigger than your rocket competition. morgan brennan is live near the launch site in van horn, texas hi, morgan >> reporter: hi, shep. that's right here in van horn, population 1800, hotels are selling memorabilia, storefronts blue orin signs and mural of the bezos brothers the entire world is watching as
the richest man on earth heads to space >> so excited, can't wait to see what it's going to be like >> it's a flight years in the making that's poised to create history. billionaire founder jeff bezos and younger brother mark will be joined by wally funk who at 82-year-old will be the oldest person ever to travel to space 18-year-old oliver damon is set to become the youngest the head of engineering is currently go for launch. >> we are confident that we'll have a safe launch tomorrow, new shepard is a part of a much bigger program at blue origin, building the road to space, this is where it starts >> reporter: unlike competitor virgin galactic which sent richard branson on a test eight days ago, this launch site is 25 miles north of van horn, texas, the first suborbital flight with
an allivian crew damon is i paying passenger that will be a first for a u.s. company. the new shepard rocket will launch vertically with the autonomous capsule on top. four of the six seats are filled because the cabin is pressurized, special suits aren't necessary the the head of astronaut sales says the design of the spacecraft and the complexity of computer code ensure safety. >> that is on purpose not only for the astronaut experience from a fun perspective and amusement perspective but also from safety perspective as well. the brains, the computer brains of the rockets are faster and better than the brains we have up here. >> reporter: safety is tantamount it has flown 15 flights successfully, three tests of its emergency escape system but none with people on board until now experts say this is a milestone
for an emerging commercial space market decades in the making >> inspiration and hope is important to our civilization i think and if you look at branson's flight last week and a 70-year-old man flying around in space with his shades on and living his best life so to speak, i think that's a great example of the human spirit. >> reporter: tomorrow's mission will kick off commercial service for new shepard with two more suborbital flights scheduled through the end of the year and paying passengers on board this is one part of a biggers longer term vision to build a road to space, a vision that includes orbital rockets, space habitats, lunar landers in this effort to colonize the final frontier >> thank you "sports illustrated" 2021 swimsuit cover models. three women chosen bringing with them firsts.
lena blum is the first trance gender cover model and first transgender to appear. naomi osaka is the first black female athlete ever to appear on the cover and finally meghan the stallion, the first rapper ever to model for a swimsuit cover. in a press release m.j. day said if there's one thing that our cover models have in common it's that they don't have one thing in common but each is a eminde that beauty comes in many forms. the issues set to hit news stands thursday. a dog missing for five days. back home after being rescued from inside the wall of a home happened yesterday when a person in cincinnati called firefighters after hearing the dog crying crews responded and found it had fallen in a crevasse and trapped. one of the firefighters went to work with the sledgehammer the dog pulled to safe and happy
reunion with the owner quickly followed girdle believed to have been inside the wall for the entire five days. 45 seconds on a "race to the fin irn. dow plunlged more than 700 as the delta variant spreads across the nation we're now averaging more than 32,000 new cases every day police investigating a shooting rampage in tucson across three crime scenes and found an unidentifiable body in a burning home the suspect shot several people and killed one two ents at a different scene shot, one in life-threatening condition. now you know the news of this monday, july the 19th, 2021 i'm shepard smith. follow us on instagram and switter @thenewsoncnbc stay tuned "shark tank" is next ♪♪
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