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it was more of a back and forth rolling motion it was a good shaker >> california rattled, the biggest earthquake in decades sending tremors through the golden state, and leaving residents shaken rain on the president's parade didn't keep the crowds away nor the fireworks. but it wasn't just the weather putting a damper on the star-spangled celebration. alexa, are you listening the renewed privacy concerns about amazon's personal assistant. and leave it to the professionals. why watch your friends' blurry fireworks videos on instagram when we have the best stuff? a recap of all the 4th of july fun. "early today" starts right now good friday morning. i'm phillip mena
the west coast is on edge this morning after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake many images like this coming out of ridgecrest, california, near the epicenter of a powerful quake. thankfully there are no reports of serious injuries. it is the most powerful quake that state has seen in two decades. nbc's dan scheneman has more >> reporter: it was just after 10:30 in the morning on the west coast when the first jolt was felt >> it was rolling, like shaking quite a bit for at least 10, 10 seconds. >> we're having a major earthquake >> reporter: an earthquake rocking southern california. >> by the freeway, the car started shaking. >> reporter: the quake was powerful the magnitude, 6.4 followed by aftershocks. >> this is the largest earthquake recorded in southern california since 1999. magnitude 7.1 earthquake happened 20 years ago. >> reporter: the epicenter in kern county, california, where
13 patients had to be evacuated from a local hospital and authorities worked td o house f. we've had small vegetation fires, power lines down, gas leaks. the associated events that take place after you have a large earthquake >> it's an earthquake and the chandelier is moving >> reporter: about 150 miles away in los angeles, the quake shook the ground and rattled nerves >> it was more of a back and forth rolling motion it was a good shaker >> reporter: seismologists warn aftershocks could continue for several more days. dan scheneman, nbc news. >> the clock is ticking on the trump administration's efforts to add the controversial citizenship question to the census a federal judge has given gome at 2:00 p.m. eastern to submit a legal basis for keeping the question last week the supreme court ruled againsanthe fight seemed , but a tweet wednesday night from president trump sent the
department of justice scrambling to save the question critics argue that it would suppress immigrant participation in the census and thus lead to an under count president trump keeping his promise to not get political at his controversial taxpayer funded 4th of july bash. he mostly stuck to the script at the salute the america celebration capping things off with a fireworks show. and earlier in the day there was also some fireworks on the ground police arrested two protesters burning an american flag outside the white house in an area not permitted by the national park service. nbc's craig boswell joining us now from washington with the latest craig, good morning. there's still plenty of controversy about the cost of the parade, though >> reporter: indeed, phillip good morning good morning, everyone the costs are still being tallied. that is a subject the white house has continually down played let's start with the fly-overs first. according to pentagon reimbursement rates, also think about this, fly-overs are rare in washington, d.c this is a restricted air space so pentagot rates
and the "washington post" reporting this morning that the sum two dozen aircraft used in the fly overs coming in at some $550,000 or more per hour. now, the president known for veering from the script actually stuck to the themes during his salute to america, talking about patriotism and the military. here's a little bit of president trump speaking from behind rain-soaked glass. >> we come together as one nation with this very special salute to america. we celebrate our history, our people, and the heroes who proudly defend our flag, the brave men and women of the united states military >> reporter: at thursday's 4th of july party not without its protests, the infamous baby trump blimp and some smaller versions of that making an appearance on the national mall. and near the white houseotestero the flag there was a scuffle around that
that were just outside of the zone where the protests were okayed phillip, there you go, there's video of some of the protests there, a picture of setting the fire of the flag of course, the fireworks finale at the end the extended version the fireworks, phillip, it is noted that some portions around that area really obscured by the lingering smoke. really couldn't see the brilliance of the colors from where the fireworks were lit this year. phillip, back to you >> everybody always has that good angle craig boswell joining us from d.c. this morning. thanks, craig. as the debate over immigration rages in this country, there is a new cost being imposed on some undocumented my grants some are getting billed hundreds of thousands of dollars for refusing to leave the united states nbc's gabe gutierrez has the latest from the texas border gabe >> reporter: phillip, as the protests grow here along the border over the treatment of migrant children in detention, the trump administration is now charging some undocumented
immigrants who disobey orders to leave the country.as, more outr treatment of migrant children at the border it comes as the trump administration tries something new to crackdown on illegal immigration. she took sanctuary in this ohio church in 2017, disobeying a deportation order. >> they know where i am. they know i am here in the church >> reporter: now immigration and customs enforcement has sent her and her attorney this letter, a notice that i.c.e. intends to find fine her nearly $500,000 for failing to leave the country. >> i don't know why they send it to me this letter. >> reporter: her attorney says the government is citing a little-used section of the immigration and nationality act to justify the fine. according to a written statement, i.c.e. began issuing the notices in december, charging undocumented immigrants up to $799 a day for disobeying deportation orders i.c.e. is also preparing to
carry out delayed immigration raids. president trump has said they'll happen sometime after the 4th of july if congress does not change asylum laws. >> they come in illegall>>eport trying to cross the arizona border revealed 33 migrants hidden inside, including a pregnant woman and a dozen children in stifling heat. saturday will mark the two-week deadline the president set when he delays those immigration raids in major cities right now there is no word on exactly when or if they might happen phillip? >> all right, thank you, gabe. a homeless man is clinging to life outside atlanta after dramatic body cam video captured a tense confrontation between him and poli off as a chase ended with a deputy opening fire, shooting the man in the head nbc's ron allen has the story. >> do you have a reason to be here then you're loitering.
>> reporter: 2:30 a.m. sunday morning with body cameras rolling, the sheriff's deputies approached nicolas bolton asleep in his car in a shopping center parking lot. >> get out so i don't have to drag you out >> reporter: bolton started to get behind the wheel >> turn the car off. turn the car off turn the car off >> reporter: the chase ends in less than a minute with three cars trying to block bolton. officers order him to stop the car. >> turnoff the car >> reporter: bolton was shot in the head >> shots fired, shots fired. >> as a family we are praying, but he's fighting for his life at this point. >> reporter: in the video, police say bolton was unarmed. >> was there a weapon? >> no, he was trying to ramus with his car >> reporter: deputy john collins says he fired because he believed bolton and his vehicle was a threat >> and he gassed again and rammed my car and john was practically beside there obonow on leave.t trng colns 16s his department calling his actions necessary and justified.
>> he jumped out of his car in two seconds and fired a kill shot and he should be terminated and he should be prosecuted. >> reporter: georgia state authorities now investigating while the family hopes their loved one survives ron allen, nbc news. >> a miami dolphins player is recovering after being involved in a multi-car accident that left his arm amputated police say defense tackle kendrick norton hit a concrete barrier wall and overturned. the crash happened on the ramp of an expressway near miami international airport. another driver involved in the crash was not seriously injured, the dolphins tweeting our thoughts and prayers are with kendrick and his family during this time. the crash is under investigation. new york city was the place to be this 4th of july the 43rd annual macy's fireworks extravaganza lit up the sky this 4th of july. millions gathered to watch that incredible display shot off four
barges along the east river. this year's show was on nbc was accompanied by music from popular films. earlier in the day, the best eaters in the world descended on coney island for nathan's famous hot dog eating contest the question on everyone's mind, could joey chestnut beat his record of 74 dogs in ten minutes? well, he came up short only hounding down 71 weiners and buns this year that is still more than enough to win joey jaws his 12th pile and a repeat winner for the women as well. nick i downed 31 hot dogs for her 5th straight hot dog victory. bring in hot dog-eating janessa webb here. >> 40. >> one of the reasons they didn't get the record was the temperature. it was 75 degrees. it was 90 on coney island. >> i'm glad you know the forecast for hot dog eating. >> i had to look it up >> we need that, right >> it engulfed my life yesterday, the whole thing
i did more research on hot dog eating it was hot >> i'm proud of all of them. now do they go on a diet i don't know what happens. >> joey moves on to another challenge. >> joey, i challenge you next year let's check what's going on in the weather map. the severe weather running through wyoming into northern colorado this morning here we do have a line of storms that could produce damaging winds and that's going to last t looking at that map, the 90s, you know, they eat hot dogs from baton rouge to the southeast. we need to call themsa in today's quick hits, al
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breaking news overnight, a deadly helicopter crash in the bahamas has killed seven people. one of the victims is reportedly west virginia billionaire coal executive and philanthropist chris klein. west virginia governor jim justice confirmed klein's death in a tweet that read, in part, today we lost a west virginia superstar, and i losa very close friend police say the chopper was on its way to fort lauderdale from the bahamas when it crashed off of grand kay island killing everyone on board. officers and residents discovered the aircraft overturned in 16 feet of water
the cause of the crash is unde investigation. leading the news, it's one of the most popular smart speakers out there amazon's alexa but this morning it is the focus of new privacy concerns. here's nbc's jo ling kent. >> reporter: amazon admitting it may be keeping track of what you say to alexa in a letter to congress, the online shopping giant revealing that even if you delete your voice recording -- >> alexa -- >> reporter: amazon holds onto a record of what you say indefinitely writing, we do not store the audio of alexa's response, however, we may still retain other records of customers alexa interactions, including records of actions alexa took in response to the customer's request. that means amazon could store data aboutu ordered an headquarters, we pressed the head of alexa,ont alexa? >> absolutely. and part of that is on us from an education perspective, so that customers understand the new technology and for us to really educate
customers and to be able to answer their questions about what is happening. >> reporter: amazon says storing what you ask alexa to do trains the artificial intelligence to better serve you in the future >> it's important to recognize if you're going to use one of these devices for convenience sake that you're giving up a certain amount of privacy. >> reporter: leaving consumers wondering who is listening on the other side jo ling kent, nbc news, new york >> always listening. just ahead, team usa gets ready for the women's world cut baseball games baseball games how
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america's pass time being played on america's birthday, teams across major league baseball celebrating the 4th in cincinnati the reds for the giant american flag while helicopters flew overhead and check out this guy's red, white and blue parachute as he drops into the chicago white sox game finally, they were feeling very patriotic in kansas city the royals inviting the u.s. navy honor guard and an air force brass band to play the national anthem. keep that sports theme going, the u.s. women's soccer team, they're preparing to take on the netherlands on sunday and they hope it will lead to their fourth world cup trophy. nbc's kelley cobiella reports from leon, france. >> reporter: the heavily favored american squad now knows who
they'll be facing in the finals. the opponent standing in the way of another world cup, the netherlands. the women in the distinctive orange uniforms. beating sweden with a single goal in extra time the u.s. players with a light practice and a rest day, after their own bruising battle with england, it's carley lloyd's third straight final >> not everybody can say that. although we know the job hasn't enveo finish it off on sunday >> reporter: from their very first game that included a record-breaking 13 goals, the world has been watching and judging. the u.s. women told they celebrated too much. british media branding alex morgan's tea cup celebration against england as rude. >> wa-wa-wa. i mean, we're at the world cup i don't believe anybody truly believes we disrespect the game or disrespect our opponents. >> reporter: now one last game >> you're going to the finals.
what do you think that's going to be like >> scary and exciting. >> reporter: thousands of dedicated fans and two determined teams tens of thousands of fans are here for the u.s. team and to cheer on the dutch on sunday these two teams met in any wom cup game the last time the dutch beat the o.s icans was nearly 30 year ag kelley cobiella, nbc news, leon, france take prilosec otc and take control of heartburn. so you don't have to stash antacids here...
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good morning, everyone let's get this friday going. phillip, what do you know about the 49th state here? that is alaska >> it's normally supposed to be very cold. >> very cold but what do you think the all-time record for anchorage is >> i'd say it's like 79. >> that chinese hoax is getting so out of control. >> out of control. >> when we come back, the presidential treasure discovered after more than 150 years. (mom) is that for me? (dad) mhm. aaaah! (mom) nooooo... (dad) nooooo... (son) nooooo... (avo) quick, the quicker picker upper! bounty picks up messes quicker and is 2x more absorbent than the leading ordinary brand.
we're back with the new found bible that belonged to president abraham lincoln, hidden away for more than 150 years. that is, until now here's nbc's kevin tibbles >> reporter: handle with care, because this intricate leather-bound bible belonged to the 16th president and is a newly discovered surprise edition to the abraham lincoln presidential museum and library. >> it's the raw material oit ale and be there with them in a way. >> reporter: giftetogfie, illins >> well, i'll tell you, i really grew up with the bible >> reporter: sandrt in i'd eye. far from her grandparents oyster bay, new york, home. where the bible was a fixture they want to share given after the assassination to mary todd lincoln, it was handed down ever since. >> my grandfather's grandfather.
so he's my great, great, great grandfather. >> reporter: he's unlocking the vault. what's inside? >> all of the lincoln treasures. >> reporter: when the family donated the bible, it was ian hunt's job to fetch it shepherding the bible through airport security >> as i was unwrapping it, the united representative actually burst into tears >> reporter: museum visitors are equally awe struck seeing the very scripture lincoln did. like a house divided against itself shalln slavery. >> it's a reminder of who this man was and what he gave us. >> a man who was so important to our lives and to our history >> reporter: a cherished family heirloom now shared with the entire american family kevin tibbles, nbc news, springfield, illinois. >> what a glimpse of faith and history. from fun in the sun to fireworks and festivities, here's how your favorite stars celebrated america's birthday the today show's hoda kotb took her daughters haley joy and baby
hope katherine to a parade pink celebrated overseas in germany with her son jamieson. she posted this photo and wrote, may we all find independence wherever we are. drew barrymore did a shimmy draped in the american flag with her daughter ♪ ♪ ♪ the horse is in the bag ♪ >> get that song in your head. not going to let that happen the horse is in the back and the streets of london riding a mechanical ponth you >> all r is in the bag love it. >> thank you for watching "early today. along withanessa
i'm kris sanchez in for laura garcia. >> and i'm marcus washington. breaking news this morning, another significant aftershock after that major earthquake yesterday. more coming up in a bit. as you can see in the bay area how it affected our seismograph, it was a big one, a 5.4. we'll have more on that coming up in a bit. right now we want to get a look at the weather in the bay area, another nice day, and clear. >> well, here is another shot, in san francisco, and there is