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out for b.a.r.t. ace still no service for the holiday. >> sounds good. it was great to have you with us on this fifth of july. we'll be back with more live local news at 7:25. >> have a great weekend. 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 this sign the big one is coming? what went wrong? a helicopter with seven people on board crashes off the coast of the bahamas. one of the victims, a billionaire coal tycoon who gave millions to good causes. we have the latest on the investigation and the tributes pouring in from a shattered community.
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star spangled spectacle. >> today we come together as one nation with this very special salute to america. >> the president celebrates independence day with a military show of force. speaking of thousands on the national 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 that amazon's alexa can record and store conversations forever. but there is something you can do to get your privacy back. and coco motion. cori gauff is taking wimbledon and the world by storm, and we got the chance to speak to her proud parents today, july 5th, 2019. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with savannah
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guthrie and hoda kotb, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today." thank you for joining us on this friday morning. i'm peter alexander, alongside sheinelle jones, filling in for our friends savannah and hoda on this post july 4th friday morning. we have some other friends outside today. >> listen, if you have to work the day after a holiday, it is a day like today. we have toby keith performing live, and the plaza is packed. people ready for this concert. >> that's country bro. not too late for you to come join us today. we want to begin with the shaky holiday in southern california, where the biggest earthquake in two decades clocked in at 6.4 magnitude. nbc national correspondent miguel almaguer is near the epicenter, ridgecrest, california. miguel, good morning. >> reporter: peter, good morning. this quake was powerful near the epicenter. as a matter of fact, there were two fault lines shaking in the area. it was so strong, it pushed this
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home off its foundation. you can see by the home next to it, it's leaning. while the quake was disastrous, it was 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 fourth of july. >> multiple commercial fire alarms. >> reporter: the violent shaking causing this home to go up in flames. the earthquake so strong, it nearly brought down the house at a holiday event, terrifying school kids and their parents. the trembling also triggering a small disaster at grocery stores, tossing merchandise from shelves. the quake centered 150 miles northeast of 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 ridgecrest, where the governor
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declared a state of emergency. 7 miles from the epicenter, surveillance cameras capturing workers scrambling for the exits. >> we are used to aftershocks. we are not used to big earthquakes like that. >> reporter: at the ridgecrest regional hospital, the area's only trauma center, they weren't taking any chances. as a precaution, patients were transported by ambulances and air lifted to other medical facilities. in nearby trona, california, where the quake split the asphalt on this highway, no power, no water, and no help for hours. the biggest problem crews will face, infrastructure. geysers like these could take days, even weeks to repair. lester was in l.a. when the quake hit. >> this one 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.
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>> did you feel it? >> reporter: this morning, frayed nerves, as southern california remains on shaky ground. >> miguel, the last earthquake close to this size in southern california, of course, was northridge. that was more than 20 years ago. the immediate concern, obviously, the aftershocks. what has it been like there in the hours since? >> reporter: well, peter, he just actuay had an aftershock a few minutes ago. overnight, there was one that was powerful enough to send some people running out of their homes and hotel rooms. i know you grew up in california, peter. you know how strong and powerful these can be. >> vividly remember the one in san francisco, like you do, when we were kids in the bay area. we'll have more on the earthquake in the next half hour. now to a july 4th helicopter crash off the coast of the bahamas that killed seven people. one of the victims, a billionaire coal executive from west virginia. today, a community in mourning. investigators trying to determine what happened. nbc's morgan chesky is following this story for us.
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morgan, good morning. >> reporter: sheinelle, good morning. chris cline was a businessman and philanthropist who made his fortune in coal. the helicopter he was on was leaving the bahamas, boundleavir florida, when it went down, ending the lives of everyone on board. this morning, investigators in the bahamas trying to determine what caused a deadly helicopter crash off the coast. authorities say a chopper like this one was traveling to ft. lauderdale early thursday morning when it crashed into the ocean, killing all seven people on board the royal bahamas police force says the helicopter took off from grand kay, a tourist hot spot, and was later found overturned in 16 feet of water the bodies of four females and three males were recovered from the aircraft billionaire and philanthropist chris cline is among the dead. the governor of west virginia, a close personal friend, tweeted he had died, calling him a wonderful and giving man justice jenkins remembering him on facebook writing, i am heartbroken to learn that chris
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cline, his daughter, friends, and pilot, lost their lives in a tragic accident today. adding cline's selfless and generous support of programs throughout the state improved the lives of countless west virginias. cline, who once dated tiger woods' ex-wife, elin nordegren, is known for his generosity. he donated millions to charity, including marshall university, where he once was a student. they named their state of the art athletic complex in his honor. >> thank you, guys, very much, and thanks for all your work >> reporter: cline would have celebrated his 61st birthday today. unanswered questions about the circumstances surrounding this answer we're still awaiting to see if the ntsb will assist in this ongoing investigation.
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peter, sheinelle >> morgan, thank you. now an unprecedented july 4th celebration in our nation's capital. though rain fell during president trump's salute to america thursday night, the bad weather didn't keep his supporters, or protesters, from the national mall. meantime, many of the 2020 democratic hopefuls joined in the festivities on the campaign trail. we'll have a report from iowa. first, we learn to correspondent kelly o'donnell. kelly, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, peter. a president who relishes defying his critics did so again, delivering the spar spangled show he wanted, while steering clear of his partisan campaign rally persona. he avoided overtly political subjects and praised american achievement from artists to innovators, and he played master of ceremonies for a patriotic air show ♪ washington's night sky on fire colored to mark the nation's birthday the president using the holiday to deliver a message. >> our nation is stronger today than it ever was before. >> reporter: president trump
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paid tribute to a range of heros across history, from different eras and backgrounds >> the great frederick douglas, harriet tubman, amelia earhart. >> he saluted those who served. >> the army, navy, coast guard, marines, and very soon, the space force. >> reporter: and recounted the valor of warriors past. >> there were the marines who raised the flag on the black sands of iwa gima. >> reporter: it was all under the back drop of military might. the president ordering army tanks positioned for display, and a series of booming flyovers, including air force one. critics had feared the spectacle could be rendered partisan politics. >> usa usa! >> reporter: protesters brought out the trump baby balloon earlier in the day.
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>> we're here because the president has hijacked our national holiday >> reporter: and outside the white house, a flag burning incident led to two arrests and minor injuries after the speech, some spectators said organizers clamped down to limit visible campaign gear. >> they made us remove any trump paraphernalia, and they were policing us. they didn't want it to be a trump rally. >> reporter: others liked the focus on the armed forces. >> there was a lot of pride there. that made me feel good, too. >> it looked very towards the military, but obviously, a lot of what trump does is toward himself as the same time. >> reporter: there were moments of campaign energy with his
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supporters chanting "four more years. the president praised law enforcement and border patrol agents in a non-partisan fashion. his main message was a call for unity. peter, sheinelle >> all punctuated with a fireworks show last night. kelly o'donnell, thank you. joe biden was among the candidates spending july 4th far from washington on the campaign trail. this morning, he is speaking out in a new interview about the confrontation last week, with senator kamala harris at the democratic debates garrett haake is following the candidates. >> reporter: felt like joe biden was everywhere in iowa, attending to deliver one consistent message, fighting about the past he said would be a losing path for democrats. they need to keep the focus on donald trump now front runner joe biden setting the pace on the fourth of july, jogging through a parade in independence, iowa >> how are you >> reporter: rebuking president trump in waterloo. >> donald trump, i believe, is incapable of celebrating what makes america great because i don't think he gets it.
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>> reporter: taking in a ball game with firefighters and fellow candidate beto o'rourke trying to put the debate in the past. >> barack said we needed a circular squad here. >> reporter: harris decidedly not moving on. >> he has yet to agree that his position on this, which was to work with segregationists and oppose that was wrong. period >> reporter: on cnn, biden firing back. >> it's so easy to go back and go back 30, 40, 50 years and take the context and take it completely out of context. you know, i get all this information about other people's past and what they've done and not done you know, i'm just not going to go there this whole thing about race and busing, you know, i think if you take a look, our positions aren't any different, as we're finding out. >> reporter: biden adding, he's
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ready to take on the president >> he's the bully that i knew my whole life he's the bully that i've always stood up to. >> reminds me of home, but i like having the lake off to the side. >> reporter: marching in storm lake, iowa's, parade, pete buttigieg criticizing president trump's takeover of washington's celebration. >> reducing our nation to tanks and shows of muscle just makes us look like the kind of loud mouth guy on the bar. >> reporter: a position all the 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 go into putting tanks in downtown washington, d.c. >> reporter: biden also said in the interview he 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, beau. biden says he's ready to move on let's see if the other candidates are willing to let him do that. >> thanks. now, wimbledon, where cori gauff is looking to keep her
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winning streak alive in the third round. at 15, she's the youngest qualifier ever to win a match there. nbc's blaine alexander, no relation, spoke to her parents before she takes the court this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. the 15-year-old sensation is back on the court later today for her third round match. i did get a chance to spend some time with her parents last night. they tell me they can usually tell how a tournament is going by how well coco is eating they say if she's eating a lot, that means she's feeling good. that the nerves haven't gotten to her well, they say she's eating at a lot this tournament, which could mean trouble for the competition. coco gauff keeps on winning. blazing through her first two rounds at wimbledon at just 15 years old. she's taken the tennis world by storm.
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but the two people who actually saw it coming, her mom 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 >> reporter: that was the first thing they told her after her stunning win over five-time wimbledon champ venus williams. >> gave her a hug and said, mom, really, did you think i could win? come on, tell me >> yeah. >> i was like, yeah, i really thought you could win. >> reporter: a surreal moment for coco, but maybe even more so for her parents. >> she was 8 years old. >> reporter: who still remember a special trip seven years ago to the u.s. open. >> wpaid for really good seats so she could get close enough to get an autograph from venus. venus won the match and came over and autographed the ball and gave it to her i'm like, man, she's 8 years old when that happened seven years later, she's playing venus. no way that's supposed to happen >> i would have never thought that. >> reporter: by now, their pre-match routine is down to a science. practice, a prayer, and plenty of sleep the night before. we managed to catch coco last night, just before bedtime what's your routine look like tomorrow >> tomorrow, i'll just sleep in,
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warm up, and then get ready for my match >> reporter: also taking the court today, serena williams, playing in mixed doubles with andy murray after a singles win thursday puts her one step closer to a record-tying grand slam title >> i absolutely 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 sussex, meghan, was in the stands cheering serena on to victory, and wearing a necklace with the letter "a" for baby archie speaking of baby archie, meghan and her husband, prince harry, will be preparing for their son's christening tomorrow now, asked whether she plans to attend that, serena said, no, because she'll be working. adding that meghan understands peter and sheinelle? >> you gave us so much to think about. fantastic. >> meghan markle, coco, you have a lot. >> my mind is spinning. >> thank you.
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>> this woman is 15 years old, still can't drive herself. >> good point. >> it is amazing we'll be watching her today. blaine, thank you very much. >> nice to meet her parents, too. let's get a check of the forecast with this holiday weekend turning out to be a hot and humid one across the u.s dylan is in for al. >> good morning to you we have a stalled frontal system with storms developing across south dakota, nebraska, and central and southwestern missouri, where we have heavier rain we could see isolated storms, then it is more of the same. pop-up showers and storms each afternoon, once the day time heating makes things unsettled into tomorrow, i think the storms will become more numerous, including areas like new england, new york, new jersey, pennsylvania, florida. it is hot and humid across the country. in the west, you've been experiencing beautiful weather sunday, it looks like we'll see heaviest rain down through the southeast. that could create some delays at the airports also, if you're driving,
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especially along the 95 corridor on the east coast, keep in mind, if you get stuck in some of the heavier downpours, that could lead to hydroplaning possibilities on the roads in the northeast though, the showers will have pushed out, and you'll also notice a big decrease in humidity, as temperatures drop to the 70s and 80s. that's a look at the weather across the country we'll get to your local forecast in the next 30 seconds you're going to be seeing a lot more of him now. -i'm not calling him "dad." -oh, n-no. -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! -that's fair. overstepped. good friday morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall.
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a live look outside at the fog over the golden gate bridge that will linger throughout much of today, and colder temperatures expected, and for the inland areas is warms up slightly with our tri-valley highs in livermore reaching 85 degrees. we'll see a high of 82 in san jose and napa today reaching 84 degrees. for the weekend we have a couple of days of some warmer weather and cooling down on sunday, with breezy winds. >> that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you very much. coming up, californians with rattled nerves, cleaning up the mess from that july 4th earthquake now, anxiously bracing for the big one. what experts are saying about what it means about when the next one could come. plus, the latest threat at beaches. not sharks, but seaweed. yes, there is an invasion of the slimy stuff that's causing serious problems first, this is "today" on nbc. p. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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the inland areas, we start out with clear skies. this is a live look outside in walnut creek as you get ready to head out the door. our temperatures will reach into the upper 80s, even a few low 90s in the east bay as well as the north bay. in santa rosa, expect a high of 88 degrees, while san jose today reaches up to 82. we will still have some of the warmer weather lingering throughout the day tomorrow. but then a cooldown happens on sunday, with some breezy winds, the wind shift onshore and we have a nice break from the heat early next week. it will be warming up by next wednesday and thursday in the valleys while san francisco seeing slight warming but a cool and windy weekend ahead, with some times of fog and the sun is peeking out every now and then. we'll keep an a an thaeye on th. >> if you are traveling southbound 280 near the highway 17 interchange, the right-hand shoulder does remain blocked, it appears there is a truck on fire on the shoulder and they are
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♪ come and g ♪ come and get it look at this crowd back at 7:30 on a friday morning, july 5th, 2019. a lot of folks enjoying a long holiday weekend, and we're thrilled to have a huge crowd out there for toby keith, bringing the country vibe to the plaza this morning with a live concert. >> should be a fun morning people are extending the fourth of july holiday a bit longer first, a check of today's headlines. crews are checking the buildings and gas lines this morning after damage after the strongest earthquake to hit southern
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california in 20 years the 6.4 magnitude quake struck thursday in the mojave desert town of ridgecrest it was also felt 150 miles away from los angeles, nevada, and arizona. it tipped books and bottles from shelves and left cracks in some roads. officials reported some minor injuries and a long string of aftershocks. despite rainy weather, president trump delivered the fourth of july spectacle he promised there were military flyovers, tanks on the national mall, and a speech in front of the lincoln memorial critics feared the event could turn into a political rally. in his address, the president saluted the armed forces, and also praised civilian heroes, including those who fought slavery. there was also a flag burning which led to two arrests a plane from new york city to london was diverted to boston for an emergency landing 217 passengers were evacuated safely some said they smelled smoke about a half hour after take-off
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massachusetts state police say it appears that a phone charger battery may have ignited a seat in the first class section virgin atlantic says its crew acted quickly to deal with the situation. now back to the earthquake that shook california on the fourth of july the strongest to hit the region in two decades luckily, it didn't cause major damage it did leave many wondering, when will the big one hit? the long-feared massive quake that could be devastating to the region joe fryer is near the epicenter in ridgecrest, california. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. behind me is the hospital here in ridgecrest. some patients had to be evacuated as a precaution. the impact of the quake felt not just here but across the region, including l.a. for many, this was a wake-up call to prepare for an earthquake that could be much stronger shaking offices, broken glass, cracked roads, and house fires >> oh, my god. those tires are blowing up on the cars. >> reporter: thursday's 6.4 earthquake initially had
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residents wondering, is this the big one california has been bracing for. >> it's the biggest one i've felt. >> reporter: experts say no. >> this earthquake does not make the big one any more likely or less likely. >> reporter: the big one is the monster earthquake experts say is due to hit southern california its potential impact seen in this simulation of a 7.8 magnitude quake from the southern california earthquake center that's an earthquake 125 times stronger than this july 4th quake and 44 times stronger than the infamous northridge quake that hit near l.a. in '94. that quake killed 57 and cost $49 billion in economic losses seismologists say over the next week, there's about a 9% chance an earthquake larger than magnitude 6.4 could hit the region, and an 80% chance of at least a magnitude 5. experts say it looks like two faults were involved in
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thursday's event, but not the infamous san andreas fault, which is more than 100 miles away the quake rattled los angeles, and many questioned why they didn't get an alert from l.a.'s early warning system. >> the shake alert didn't go off, which is really weird i checked it. >> reporter: authorities say the system did not fail, rather, the quake's intensity in l.a. was too low to trigger an alert there. the mayor of l.a., eric garcetti, is calling on his city to take the latest quake as a warning. be prepared. >> if you ask the average angelino, you're not finding 100 out of 100 having an earthquake plan for their family. workplaces often don't so that is a really great reminder that all of us have work to do ourselves it's not just done by, you know, the government >> reporter: and that magnitude 5 aftershock we just mentioned, well, it just happened a 5.4 hit. the largest aftershock yet as for the big one, experts say that each year in southern california, the odds of a major
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san andreas quake happening are about 2% yesterday's quake did not change those odds sheinelle and peter? >> my goodness, thank you, joe fryer. think about it, the ground shaking underneath you is a vulnerable feeling. >> we grew up on the hayward fault in california. it doesn't need to be near a 6.0 something for it to shake. if this hits san andreas fault, populated areas, that's where it becomes a concern. be prepared for when the big one does come. you have the forecast. >> that's something you can't predict either it just happens. we can predict the heat an we have a lot of it. we have the heat out in alaska, as well. yesterday, we hit a high of 90 degrees in anchorage, the all-time warmest temperature ever in anchorage. today, high temperatures still about 21 degrees above average in anchorage, with a forecast high of 86 likely break records through the weekends with highs staying in the mid 80s. fair banks in the upper 80s.
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we're looking for the oppressive heat to continue across the south, as well with humidity high, it feels like 105 degrees in new orleans, montgomery savannah feels like 100. memphis will feel like 102 wichita will feel like 97. on saturday, the heat continues. humidity, as well, from the midwest to the northeast about 95 to 100 degrees.e it is we will have a cold front move through. chicago drops into the 80s for sunday for monday, cleveland, 80, as well new york city will cool off a bit and you'll notice the good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we're seeing some clouds rolling over the south bay right now, and we're starting out with some cool temperatures. there are highs today reaching up to 82 degrees, andle 8 in concord. some of our inland valleys will be a little bit hotter than yesterday, but keeping it cool along the coast and in san francisco. for our inland areas we have a couple of days of some slightly warmer weather, and then it cools off on sunday, going into
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early next week. highs inland reaching into the upper 70s. t's your latest >> that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you. coming up, with baby archie's christening tomorrow, we'll take you on a tour of windsor, where prince harry and meghan are planning to raise their family. from italy, a look at the stars who took their fourth of july celebrations abroad. plus, we'll speak to the champs who are relishing their success this morning after eating a combined 102 hot dogs they're stopping by the plaza this morning to challenge our own -- really -- dylan dreyer. >> we haven't told you about that yet >> wait, what? first, the unlikely thing that could ruin your beach weekend, seaweed a look at how the growing problem is becoming a serious threat, after these messages wrinkles just won't. neutrogena® rapid wrinkle repair's
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for the in-depth today this holiday week end, a growing problem at some of our nation's beaches. we are not talking sharks. unfortunately, we are talking about seaweed. an invasion of the beaches is making them a serious mess, and the problem is only getting worse. kristen dahlgren is here with the latest we've all seen this. >> good morning. this potential danger is lurking in the atlantic, but it is coming ashore and fouling some people's holiday weekends. >> reporter: in miami, it's not just people crowding the beach. >> this is a lot of seaweed. like it's a lot. >> this is not what i was expecting. >> the last few months it has been smelling kind of weird. >> reporter: stinky seaweed piling up. such an abundanc 2019 could be the worst year ever already, the seaweed is covering some florida beaches. >> the seaweed is trapped in the hair. >> yeah. >> reporter: this post captured
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the slimy stuff collecting off sunny isles. >> it is not normal to have this all around you when you're in the water. >> reporter: this is the scene in mexico, where beachgoers and fishermen have to wade through heaps of it before they can get to the water the state where cancun is located declaring a state of emergency. the problem already affecting tourism. >> this used to be beautiful, pristine, crystal clear blue water. it is not that way anymore >> reporter: what's going on experts say the seaweed is exploding, thanks to changes in weather conditions, the ocean's chemistry, and run-off from the amazon researchers at the university of south florida found a massive mat that stretches from west africa to the caribbean. some 20 million tons while it is not a bad thing in open water, it can be devastating to marine life and coral reefs closer to shore. once on the beaches, it can attract insects, creating a potential health hazard.
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what was once considered vacation paradise, now piles of brown decomposing seaweed. did we mention the smell >> it smells bad >> it's disgusting >> this is beyond -- this is a lot of seaweed >> it's a lot. >> researchers say there is not much that you can do about it. it is not going away any time soon there's just so much of it where it will go, which is what everyone is asking, depends on the ocean current. it is not out of the question for it to head up north on the east coast. >> no. >> one thing we have to figure out how to eat it. >> i was wondering if this is the seaweed you can eat. >> i just eat it i guess i should question where it comes from. we love seaweed. >> good thing we have joey chestnut today. >> good stuff. coming up, alexa knows all new privacy concerns about the amazon device. we'll walk you through how to make sure it is not recording and storing your conversations forever.
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back at 7:49 wit back at 7:49 with new concerns about amazon's alexa device not only recording your conversations, but also storing them indefinitely. nbc's jo ling kent is here with more. >> the company confirming in a letter to senator chris coons it is up to the customers to go in and delete voice recordings and transcripts. it's the latest revelation about alexa, privacy, and your personal space. >> alexa, do you know everything >> no, but i'm always learning >> reporter: if alexa is always learning, that's because it is
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designed to start listening when prompted by keywords when it is listening, it is also recording. what exactly happens to those recordings in may, delaware senator chris coons requested answers, writing, i am very concerned by reports that text transcriptions of these audio records are preserved indefinitely on amazon's server. this week, amazon wrote back, saying, we retain customers' voice recordings and transcripts until the customer chooses to delete them. amazon says it stores the data in order to approve the performance of its voice assistant. customers can delete in the alexa app, however, there are exceptions, amazon writes. including when a customer subscribes to amazon music unlimited, requests a car from uber or lyft, orders a pizza from domino's. am son
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amazon and/or the skill developer obvious need to keep a record of transactions the executive in charge of alexa gave us a look at the technology next august. >> what are customers experiencing, and how are they using our devices in a natural environment. >> reporter: amazon says its products are designed with privacy concerns in mind >> privacy and security are, first and foremost, super important to us. we take it seriously. >> reporter: what alexa records doesn't disappear, so customers are asking if the default should be set to forget instead >> now, we reached out to amazon to elaborate on the letter to the senator. they said it details the policies to delete transcripts on request i don't have an alexa, but i've gone through this and you can see all the recordings logged. >> i just did it i looked. >> where do you see it >> settings in the alexa app, privacy. it says delete history. >> never knew that existed. >> it does it exists in the cloud another thing you should know, what amazon says is if you
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good friday morning. right now it's 7:56. we're taking a live look outside at the golden gate bridge. not as many cars as we normally see, and we're also going to see very low visibility in spots, as the fog continues to roll across the city. we're seeing a few cars with the windshield wipers on so there may be some drizzle along the golden gate bridge and moving in to san francisco. as we go throughout the day, it's going to be breezy, only reaching 66 degrees. for napa today, it's going to be slightly warmer, reaching 84 degrees, with antioch up to 90 degrees today, and in livermore, reaching 85, with the south bay up to 82 degrees. so we'll see some slightly warmer air today, and our temperatures will peak tomorrow, reaching 85 degrees, but then by sunday, our wind shifts onshore,
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bringing in that natural air conditioning, some much cooler temperatures moving in, with a high of 76 degrees expected and then some upper 70s on monday as well. as we go through next week, our temperatures will start to warm up, reaching into the mid to upper 80s. so we are going to see some changes there towards the end of next week. meantime, in san francisco, no major changes here, but we will have some slightly cooler weather in the forecast on sunday, as the winds pick up, and we're going to warm it up by the middle of next week. a 5.4 aftershock the strongest one yet shook the same area of southern california where yesterday's 6.4 quake struck. the aftershock this morning happened just a little before, right around 4:00. go to our twitter feed for the latest shaker and what you need to know to be prepared for the big one. firefighters in san jose say illegal fireworks likely caused a fire that burned a car,
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several trees and a home. a link to the full story is on our home page and dramatic video of one man desperately working to save his home.
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it's 8:00 on "today. coming up, picking up the pieces many residents of southern california still shaking after a 6.4 earthquake rocks the region. the most powerful quake to hit there in 20 years. could the big one be on the way? we're live with the latest. royal celebration. prince harry and meghan markle preparing for baby archie's christening this weekend what will it be like for him growing up in windsor?
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we'll take you across the pond. and how do you like me now ♪ how do you like me now >> country superstar toby keith taking over our concert stage today in the citi concert series today, friday, july 5th, 2019. ♪ i should have been a cowboy >> fireworks last night. >> toby keith today. >> we love toby keith. >> celebrating kelsey's birthday >> from birmingham, alabama. >> from oregon. >> sebastian, florida. >> a lot more toby ♪ i should have been a cowboy welcome back to "today." we appreciate you being with us. certainly appreciate all these folks being with us outside on this friday morning. sheinelle and i proudly filling in here for our friends savannah and hoda, still enjoying a little post-fourth festivities. >> we love the shoutouts record a short message, post it
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on twitter or instagram, just use #my today plaza, and we could use your video in our open. >> we have a fun morning. >> great concert. we have a busy morning we want to get to the news at 8:00 people are adding up the damag and bracing for aftershocks from southern california's strongest earthquake in two decades. nbc national correspondent miguel almaguer is in ridgecrest that's the epicenter of this fourth of july quake miguel, some aftershocks already this morning >> reporter: yeah, peter in the last hour, we were talking about those aftershocks, we felt several of them overnight and had the largest a short time ago a 5.4 rattling nerves in this area you can see the damage done to this trailer here yesterday. it was pushed off its foundation you can see how much it shifted over this earthquake struck yesterday at 10:00 in the morning. it was a 6.4 magnitude quake i want to show you some video of what it looked like inside a
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local school, as the rafters were rocking and rolling here. you can see in this video there are people who had to run out of their homes. the damage was fairly minimal. the concern remains the aftershocks. we had more than a hundred over the last couple of hours here. we are expecting more later on again, the good news, no structural damage at most homes across the region. we know they are worried about aftershocks. they'll be bracing for those in the days to come more than a hundred already reported folks are ready for another long couple of days ahead peter, back to you >> miguel almaguer near the epicenter, thank you. an american billionaire and philanthropist was one of seven killed while their helicopter crashed yesterday when flying to florida from the bahamas chris cline would have been 61 today. his daughter and friends were among the victims. he made his fortune as a west virginia coal executive but was known for his charity. including a $500 million
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donation to his alma mater, marshall university. many braved the rain for president trump's salute to america celebration. he had 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 his audience our nation is stronger today than it ever was before. the event was not without protesters, including two people arrested for setting fire to a flag holiday plans were postponed near sioux city, iowa, yesterday. a blast of wind crushed one house and damaged those next door the ones across the street were virtually untouched. the house destroyed belonged to a firefighter. the community put off its fourth of july celebration to pitch in with the cleanup. >> patriotic boost here. >> let's do it.
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>> the national anthem can be hard to nail, with the high notes and lyrics 2-year-old abigail did her country proud with this fourth of july performance. ♪ o say can you see by the dawn's early light ♪ >> abigail sails through the perilous fight and the bombs bursting in air to a spectacular finish ♪ the banner yet wave >> yay ♪ and t land of the free >> what i love most about this is the someday president is what it says on the shirt there. ♪ and the home of the brave >> she crushes it. >> the home of the brave the waves. she's got it going. coming up here, they are the official hot dog eating champions of 2019. this morning, they're taking a victory lap. it comes with a challenge for us. a day ahead of baby archie's christening, we take a tour of windsor and find out what a life will look like for a young royal growing up there, right after these messages like i have one kid in each branch of the military, but i'm command central.
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are keeping with that. no cameras whatsoever. in fact, we don't even know who they've chosen to be archie's godparents here's what we do know spectacular setting of windsor castle, baby archie made his world debut two months ago he'll be christened this weekend. not in the grand george chapel where his parents were married in front of the world, and not with cameras standing by like the christening of prince george, princess charlotte, and prince louis they're opting for a smaller affair, a small group of friends and family gathering in the queen's private chapel for saturday's ceremony. gran, as known to harry, will be away on business the chapel, a stone's throw from archie's home, not the castle,
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but this nearby house nestled in the woods by the long walk frogmore cottage, so named because queen victoria noticed how many frogs there were in that part of the park, has been a royal retreat for more than 200 years. actually, five cottages knocked into one for the sussexs at a cost of more than $3 million >> they are literally living in granny's back garden. >> reporter: windsor, says this royal biographer, has a lot to offer archie lego land is right next door for traditional royals, there's ascot 2 miles away of course, the great park itself at over 5,000 acres. it is the biggest playground any kid could ask for. but what about school? >> prince harry went to school here >> reporter: just over the bridge is eaton college. so close, william and harry, both borders here, used to work to the castle on weekends to
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take tea with the queen. harry didn't excel academically, but he was a star at the games. >> shoving, pushing, pressure are allowed, but stabbing, strangulation are out. >> reporter: the royal school of choice in the past, eaton is very british and traditional meghan hinted that with this royal child, things will be different. so how about the co-ed american community school, conveniently situated right next to the great park or perhaps the famous american school just a couple of miles away it is a picturesque blend of old england and america. what might it offer a young royal? >> we are the american school in england, so we have many americans that attend here i think we have a nice blend of americans plus multiple other nationalities, to really make them not only feel at home but help extend their learning.
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>> reporter: living in windsor, away from the bustle of london, duncan says the sussexs and baby archie won't feel cut off. >> their good friend, george clooney, just upstream. >> reporter: a few miles along the meandering river is home to the clooneys. >> play dates with the twins >> interesting to see if the sussexs come to the clooneys, or the clooneys come here the royals, by their standards, windsor is a place they can feel free i'm not surprised at all they've chosen windsor ahead of living in london. >> reporter: archie may not be living in the castle but he'll spend plenty of time there there is a swimming pool there, so he can take private lessons away from prying eyes. of course, he has the queen's windsor horses he can learn to play polo with his dad.
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guys, just a normal life >> sounds like he'll be living his best life, is what that sounds like. >> nobody is worrying about little archie. he'll be all right thank you very much. >> swimming pool in a castle not bad. >> not a bad way to go. >> good gig. little pop start. >> i see toby keith getting ready for a concert outside our window yesterday, independence day. there was no shortage of celebs sharing how they celebrated the holiday. pink was in germany, posting this photo of her son jamison writing, happy fourth of july. may we find independence wherever we are. chrissy teigen sharing this photo while on vacation writing, my little family gwen stefani posting this of her boyfriend blake shelton. writing, happy fourth of july, muffin >> i was with my friend. >> my 4-year-old walked in in the middle of the night. i said, can you believe it is america's birthday she said, who is america >> google it >> we have a little work to do. >> mini golf it's his new obsession. >> what about you? >> we hung out just hung out, played a little golf, had a barbecue
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beer soaked hot dogs. >> good way to celebrate america. next up, jennifer lopez surprised a well-deserving fan after her concert in milwaukee this week. the singer met with nat werth, a 2019 valedictorian the graduate made headlines after sharing that the school barred him from giving his speech because he wrote about being gay in a draft rejected by school administrators. jennifer lopez wanted to meet him and let him know how impressed she was by his message. jennifer had a chance to tell nat she supports his speaking out and stands behind him. he said meeting jennifer lopez was absolutely an amazing experience. >> wow. >> he will never forget it. >> gave me chills. >> great story there ed sheeran, this is his thing now, to drop two tracks on the world, totally different he is doing that
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upcoming album we're all looking forward to called the "number six collaborative project. he is teaming up for a very soft pop song called "best part of me." it is great. the other song out is with -- so the first verse is ed. second verse is chris stapleton. third is bruno mars. >> wow. >> it is a rock head banger. >> can we hear it? >> "blow." let's hear a little of "blow." ♪ got me feeling, oh, set a fir on me ♪ ♪ pop it like a prison mama, go me down on my knees ♪ >> i love it. >> that's the song right there. >> love it. >> whatever you're doing today, find that song >> no doubt. >> called "blow. >> nice. >> chris stapleton, bruno mars, and ed sheeran, all sharing verses.
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>> that's going to blow up. >> absolutely. >> album is coming out on july 12th chance the rapper is on it, ka a bunch of collaborations. >> genius. how about a daly click we have the internet's latest trend, the bottle cap challenge. uncap a bottle with a kick willie geist did it. >> didn't split his pants. that was the impressive part. >> martial arts kick you get the bottle off some people are putting their own spin on the challenge. here's a couple. >> okay. >> yeah. >> good effort >> the first woman there, she used her flip-flop she threw it at the hot sauce there. this is corbin, soccer ball, slow motion. takes the cap off. >> calvin should try. >> with a golf ball. >> there you have it >> cool, thank you, carson how about another check of the weather? >> let's get to it we do have some rain this morning. especially heavy rain down
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through eastern south dakota and eastern nebraska, too. also across southwestern missouri, where we have heavier rain elsewhere, things are quiet to start off this july 5th. we do have more storms that are expected to fire up later on this afternoon and into this evening. especially in this little u-shape, including denver and also dodge city. large hail, damaging winds up to 60 miles per hour are possible very low tornado threat though it'll be more like straight line wind gusts we could see very heavy rainfall, what we're seeing across eastern south dakota, where we could end up with 1, 2, up to 3 inches of rain again, if this falls in a short period of time, it could pile up quickly on roads and lead to brief flash flooding in the southeast, with some of the thunderstorms developing through sunday, we could see a
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good morning, i am meteorologist kari hall. we are seeing some clouds earlier across the south bay and some lower clouds allowing the coast in san francisco where our temperatures today will stay in the 60s. some of our in land valleys will be hotter today compares to yesterday with livermore reaching up to 85. oakland, we'll see a hee igh of. warmer today as well as tomorrow. cooling on the way with sunday highs in the mid-70s. s your latt peter? >> dylan, thank you very much. if you think you ate too many hot dogs at your fourth of july barbecue, move on. >> we'll meet the winners of the hot dog eating championship, eating 102 hot dogs combined at nathan's hot dog contest on thursday here's how it all went down on the boardwalk in brooklyn. >> the champion of the world,
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joey chestnut! >> reporter: favorite and defending champion joey chestnut gobbled up his 12th win at new york's legendary coney island on thursday. >> he feels confident and strong. >> reporter: he managed to wolf down 71 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes in a gut-busting showdown. >> nobody has done it better. >> reporter: three weiners shy of his 2018 record of 74 >> miki sudo >> reporter: on the women's side, miki sudo grabbed her sixth belt in a wow, managing to put away 31 franks, besting her closest rival by five. >> this is a lesson in humility and sportsman ship some of my biggest support, love, and help came from fellow competitors. >> reporter: miki took in 8,680 calories during the contest. joey doubled her total almost with 19,880 calories in recent years, the feeding frenzies have gone from sideshow
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to main event, with the establishment of major league eating espn took a look at the phenomenon on a recent "30 for 30" documentary. >> eating events, beyond many things, began to grow. we capped out about 65 events a year >> usa >> reporter: with more than bragging rights at stake, some estimate competitive eaters can win $500,000 a year. joey and miki won $100,000 the battle of man versus food shows no signs of letting up. >> i love pushing myself on the stage, and i'll be back. >> less than 24 hours of their victories, they're with us this morning. joey chestnut and miki sudo. congratulations again. we thought we'd put this in front of you, to give everyone
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perspective. this is the amount of hot dogs you consumed. >> the last thing they want to see right now. >> i was about to say, do you even want to see this right now? >> i still love hot dogs. >> oh. >> joey said he's ready to do it again, right here, right now. >> not now i'm in recovery mode i went to a mets game last week, supposed to be eating healthy. i saw hot dogs didn't have to dip them in water. i'm eating them. >> i'll have 52 of those dogs right there. >> exactly. >> what goes through your head are you saying something to yourself are you talking to yourself to motivate you these ten minutes, where you alone crush 71 hot dogs and, for you, 30 plus >> for me personally, it's don't stop mainly, don't lose >> me, when my wife is slowing down, i know my capacity eat them like you did in the beginning. you know you have room eat. >> "30 for 30" on espn was fascinating, showing what goes on behind the scenes one of the scenes was you at home training, like your jaw what are things you do to prep >> oh, my god, yeah. your jaws and throat, the little muscles get tired. once they get tired, that's when you start getting nauseous and
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food hits your throat. i chew a ball. i lift a bag with my jaw >> it is a workout regimen >> what do you do to train >> i just got some tips. >> can i ask about the belt? do you collect them or do you have to give it back >> it is a new one every year. i have some lined up in my house. a couple have been lost in san jose >> what do you do today? what is the post workout today do you not eat >> water and high fiber. even if i'm not hungry, i'm eating lettuce, cucumber, salad. >> ahead of time, you guzzle water, right what is the pre-game strategy? >> it is not guzzling. in the morning i do ten of the biggest gulps i can. >> really? >> it is almost a gallon. >> stretch the muscles of my throat. >> and it's interesting. you don't stop with hot dogs you have a couple of other records, too i was looking. a record for eating 121 twinkies in 6 minutes. >> that's a record. >> listen to this, 141 hard boiled eggs in 8 minute. >> that was a lot of sulfur.
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i started sweating and smelled like a rotten egg. >> oh, my goodness. >> appreciate that >> so what's next? do you give yourself break, then train again when >> i'll start feeling good in two days, then i'll start training i have a pizza contest in louisiana. >> you said you'll start to feel good in two days how do you feel now? >> if you talk to a marathon runner the day after a marathon, they feel like garbage a competitive eater after a contest, they won't feel good. >> how do you feel now >> i feel better than last night. it'll only get better from here. i have a rib eating contest the end of the month. >> what is it, ribs? >> ribs, i love those. >> how many ribs will you eat? >> it's done by weight we'll see. >> how many pounds will you want to eat >> he holds the -- >> my record is 13 pounds. >> wow >> 13 pounds. >> amazing. >> and pizza, is it by slice >> 10 pounds of pizza. >> oh, my goodness we are going to challenge our own dylan dreyer to a hot dog eating contest. >> is that happening is it a real thing. >> i'm the one who likes to eat
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on this show but -- >> how did this happen >> what is the over/under on three, peter >> those must be mine. >> there is mustard. >> i need toppings. >> between now and the end of the show you listen to toby keith and eat hot dogs. >> guzzle water to get ready. >> thank you so much for being here. >> congratulations. >> thank you for having us. >> see you next here. ahead, toby keith is here, and this crowd has been waiting all morning for his concert. he'll take the stage on this friday morning, after your local news
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good morning to you, 8:26. i am marcus washington. dramatic fire up against a home in the south bay. firefighters are certain this was all started by illegal fireworks. it happens in east san jose right near the 280 and 181 interchange. the neighbor dousted with water. no one was home at the time of the fire. no one injured. we are checking. we don't believe any arrests have been made at this time.
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and also for you, taking a look at the weather out there with our meteorologist kari hall. >> we are starting out with some low clouds and drizzles in san francisco. we'll have some cooler weather today as the sun comes out. we are seeing that sun in walnut creek right now. our temperatures gradually warming up throughout the day. we'll have hotter weather in some of the valleys in antioch today, we'll reach 90 degrees. upper 80s in santa rosa and san jose at 82 degrees. we have a couple of days of warmer temperatures and cooling down into sunday and into next week. marcus. >> we'll have more news for you coming up in 30 minutes. show me the crown.
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♪ c ♪ come and get it ♪ who's your daddy ♪ who's your baby ♪ who's your buddy ♪ who's your friend back at 8:30 on this friday morning, july 5th, 2019. it is a holiday weekend, and this crowd is ready for some music. country superstar toby keith is here we're glad to have him taking over our plaza as one of the stops on his tour. carson is in the crowd. >> we have great fans. you're from buffalo. great sign little less talk, little more toby great toby keith fans here after the holiday weekend. how are you doing? what is your name?
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>> tracy. >> who is this >> kyle. >> hey, guys noticed your sign. tell me about this. >> this is -- i'm going to get emotional now. this is my son, matt, his brother. he's in the united states navy he's a mineman over in the persian gulf right now. >> that's where he is right now. he is a toby keith fan >> huge fan, since he was about 10 years old we were going to concert. >> appreciate his service and the family appreciate what you two are doing. if you wouldn't mind, take a look at the screen right here. roll it, guys. >> hey, mom. hey, kyle. from bahrain, thank you for supporting me through everything thank you, fellow americans, for supporting the military. toby, i'm a huge fan give my mom a hug for me, to show how much i miss her have a great fourth of july weekend, everybody. >> how about that? that is your son, matt, oversees
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overseas in bahrain. thank you to matt and all the servicemen and women, thank you so much. we're thinking about you here. i believe i heard the request was mr. toby keith, who is right here, to give a little hug toby has done so much great work for our military servicemen and women over the years matt, what's happening, brother? thank you for the work you've done for the military. men and women all over the place, you've been unbelievable. >> thank you it was, you know -- we started going about 2003 went 11 years, and it was some of the greatest work we did in our life we filled a void that's been gone since bob hope did that the u.s. has a wonderful organization and has to make sure a lot of people get taken care of overseas. >> you took care of these two right here tracy and kyle, thank you for being here mr. keith, how about that for a
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crowd moment after independence day. guys, back to you. >> thank you, toby. >> beautiful. >> wow. >> what a moment. >> a little emotional. >> i'm crying up here on the stage. we'll get to toby keith in a few moments. can you do weather >> i can, yes. we're good we are going to see beautiful weather for this concert here on the plaza. we've got also tomorrow night, something to think about, 7:30 eastern time right here on nbc, we've got down in daytona, the nascar race. there will be a couple thunderstorms around, but they'll be scattered i'm sure something they'll be keeping a look at the radar for, with the cars racing around the track in daytona elsewhere on saturday, we are going to see numerous storms, basically from florida up to maine, and extending back to the chicago area not really a big threat of severe storms, but they'll still be around and something to keep an eye out for hot and dry out west hot and humid down south summertime storms on sunday, though they should push to the south and east meaning the northeast. the great lakes should be less humid, temperatures in the 70s and 80s. hot and dry in the southwest still very uncomfortable across good morning, i am meteorologist kari hall. a live look outside if palo alto. looking mostly clear. we'll see most clouds moving
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begin before we'll get sunshine moving into the afternoon. temperatures reaching into th77 degrees. 88 today in santa rosa. san francisco reaching 66 degrees. we'll have some very summer-like weather for the next couple of days. we are going back to spring from sunday into next week. >> thank you, dylan. you guys ready for toby keith now? we'll get to that in a moment. first, this is "today" on nbc. ♪ uncle sam, put your name at
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series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi singer/songwriter, musician and producer, toby keith is a titan in the music industry. with a new tour in north america under way, he is still at the
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top of his game. selling out huge venues and bringing crowds to their feet. ♪ i should have been a cowboy ♪ ♪ that's the country music anthem that launched toby keith into superstardom. it hit number one on the charts and became the mos 25 years later, toby keith released 19 studio albums and sold more than 40 million worldwide. he's been honored with cmas, amas, and is a member of the songwriters hall of fame still making songs that lift the american spirit. this newest song "that's country bro," is a who's who of country artists. ♪ dolly parton, johnny cash >> reporter: now in the midst of a north american tour, our stage is one of his stops.
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>> here to perform his new single, "that's country bro," mr. toby keith ♪ ♪ jimmy rogers, patsy cline, we lost hank at 29 ♪ ♪ roy acuff, johnny horton and dancing bill monroe ♪ ♪ woodie guthrie, bob wills, spade cooley, kitty wells ♪ ♪ jimmy dean and big john and ole hank snow ♪ ♪ heard em every weekend, opry tuned in on that am radio ♪ ♪ that's country bro ♪ yeah, that's country bro ♪ dolly parton, johnny cash, porter wagoner and the hag ♪ ♪ faron, lefty, roger miller king of the road ♪ ♪ loretta lynn and tammy wy, buck and don, and charlie pride ♪ ♪ marty robbins and the possum, ol george jones ♪
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♪ heard em all growing up in daddy's ole farm truck ♪ ♪ 8-track stereo, hey, that's country bro ♪ ♪ gonna be country you oughta know ♪ ♪ a little bit of something, bout the roots ♪ ♪ boots and the rhinestone suits ♪ ♪ that started this rodeo ♪ that's country, bro ♪ yeah, that's country bro ♪ emmylou and conway twitty, mmm-mel and detroit city ♪ ♪ crystal gayle and willie, waylon, david alan coe ♪ ♪ earl thomas, eddie rabbit shenandoah, alabama ♪ ♪ george strait and randy travis, digging up bones ♪ saw em on hee-haw, singing in their over-als ♪ ♪ junior was the star of the show ♪ ♪ that's country, bro
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♪ yeah, it's country bro ♪ bo and luke, daisy duke, smoky and the bandit one and two ♪ ♪ jerry reid and jerry clower ♪ glen campbell's goodtime hour ♪ ♪ john wayne and marshall dillon ♪ ♪ roadway rogers, andy griffith ♪ ♪ ben and adam, loss and little joe and festus ♪ ♪ that's country bro ♪ yeah, that's country bro ♪ that's country bro >> tob [ cheers and applause >> toby keith singing his new single "that's country bro." up next, we're getting nostalgic with an old favorite first, this is "today" on nbc. c with an old favorite first, this is "today" on nbc.
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she's a good sport. she's a good sport. >> yeah. >> one bite at a time. >> dylan dreyer trying to beat joey chestnut's record of 71 she's on one. this is her first. >> 70 to go. >> they didn't have the relish and the mustard. >> we'll check back in with her. meanwhile, talking about toby keith, who has been making music more than 25 years songs about america, cowboys, red solo cups. they've topped the charts. we're happy to have toby on the plaza with his microphone stand equipped best thing i've seen. >> the red solo cup. >> you, too, can equip your mic stand like this. >> i love it. >> you've been doing this a lot time how have things changed from being on the road from when you started to now >> just, obviously, we were piled all in one bus the first year, you know it was like living in a
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submarine. now, everybody has their own bus. you know, you travel a lot easier the music has changed a lot. used to be a little more country than it is today, but i'm still the hanger-oner. >> yeah, you are. >> the fans love it. you and i were just talking, you have a birthday coming up. do you have any plans? >> we're working i kind of work the whole fourth of july weekend. captain america is on call we're going to work all weekend, then i've got next week off. it's hot back in oklahoma. i'll probably go play golf where it is not so hot >> sounds good to me. >> toby, we want to brag on you for a moment you were talking about the uso tours. you've been a part of this for years. we're on the post fourth of july high 11 uso tours, 18 countries you've been there for more than 250,000 troops what are those experiences like for you? >> well, every one of them is -- every single one of them, they were in two and three-hour windows. every one of them is important
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made so many friends now, after you get back home and you see these people retire from the armed services, they come to the show, and they've got their pictures, and you get to re-live them every night and go, yeah, i was there in fallujah in '03 i was there. >> nice. >> it's wonderful. >> commendable to say the least. you're going to perform "i should have been a cowboy" for us right now give it up for mr. toby keith. ♪ i bet you've never heard ol marshall dillon say ♪ ♪ miss kitty, have you ever thought of running away ♪ ♪ settling down, would you marr me ♪ ♪ if i asked you twice and
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begged you, pretty please ♪ ♪ she'd have said, yes, in a ne york minute ♪ ♪ they never tied the knot, his heart wasn't in it ♪ ♪ he just stole a kiss as he rode away ♪ ♪ he never hung his hat up at kitty's place ♪ ♪ i should've been a cowboy ♪ i should've learned to rope and ride ♪ ♪ wearing my six-shooter, ridin my pony on cattle drive ♪g girl' hearts, just like gene and roy ♪ stealing the young girls' hearts, just like gene and roy a cowboy ♪ ♪ i might of had a sidekick wit a funny name, running wild through the hills chasin ♪ singing those campfire songs, yeah, i should have been a cowboy ♪ ♪ i might of had a sidekick wit a funny name, running wild through the hills chasing jesse james ♪ ♪ ending up on the brink of
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danger, riding shotgun with a texas ranger ♪ ♪ go west young man, haven't yo been told ♪ ♪ california's full of whiskey, women, and gold ♪ ♪ sleeping out all night beneat the desert stars ♪ ♪ with a dream in my eye and a prayer in my heart ♪ ♪ i should have been a cowboy ♪ i should've learned to rope and ride ♪ ♪ wearing my six-shooter, ridin my pony on a cattle drive ♪ ♪ stealing the young girls' hearts ♪ ♪ just like gene and roy ♪ sing a few country songs, should have been a cowboy ♪ >> let's play that old cowboy guitar ♪ should have been a cowboy ♪ i should've learned to rope and ride ♪ ♪ i'd be wearing my six-shooter riding my pony on a cattle drive ♪ ♪ should have been a cowboy
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♪ i should've learned to rope ♪ should have been a cowboy ♪ ♪ i should've learned to rope and ride ♪ ♪ i'd be wearing my six-shooter riding my pony on a cattle drive ♪ ♪ stealing the young girls' hearts, just like gene and roy ♪ ♪ sing a few campfire songs, oh should have been a cowboy ♪ ♪ i should have been a cowboy ♪ should have been a cowboy >> you should have been one, too. yeah one, too. ♪
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yeah >> "should >> "should have been a cowboy," toby keith we're back with a special song for independence day weekend first, this is "today" on nbc. first, this is "today" on nbc. are we tnot yet.? at crystal geyser we put our mountain source on our bottle... that's cool. ...because we bottle at our mountain source. crystal geyser alpine spring water. always bottled at the mountain source.
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land ♪ ♪ dirty hands and a clean soul ♪ 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 ♪ ♪ semper fi tattooed on his lef arm ♪ ♪ spends a little more 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 justc made in america ♪ ♪ loves his wife, she's that wife that decorates on the fourth of july ♪ ♪ singing, "every day's independence day" ♪ ♪ she's golden rule and teaches school, some folks think it isn't cool ♪ ♪ but she says the pledge of
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allegiance anyway ♪ ♪ got the red, white, blue flying high on the farm, semper fi tattooed on his left arm ♪ ♪ spends a little more 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 prejudiced, he's jus made in america ♪ ♪ born in the heartland, raised up a family, king james and uncle sam ♪ ♪ got the red, white and blue flying high on the farm, semper fi tattoo on the left arm ♪ ♪ spending a little more at the store for a tag in the back that says usa ♪ ♪ won't buy nothing that he can't fix with wd-40 and a craftsman wrench ♪ ♪ he ain't prejudiced, he's jus made in america ♪
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♪ made in america ♪ made in america ♪ yeah, my old man's that old man, made in america ♪ [ cheers and applause >> yeah, baby. >> toby keith. >> phenomenal. >> raise that solo cup to toby keith. >> i love it >> that was awesome. >> you're the man. thank you so much, to the band. >> thank you so much dylan, how'd you do? >> how many is that? >> still working on number one i have a newfound appreciation >> toby, thank you again coming up tomorrow on "saturday today," bingo is not just good for your grandmother anymore have you heard about this?
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from disco ball to dancing, how bingo halls are trying to attract a new generation of bingo players, tomorrow on "today." up next on the third hour of "today," dylan gets a lesson in swimming safety with help from a special student. you have a little bit of time to crush a couple more. >> it is a slow process. i have relish and mustard on these. >> solo cup holder on the mic stand, that's country, bro >> next level. >> you can dip the hot dog in it there you go you're performing -- when are you going to atlantic city >> that's country, bro tonight. >> we'll be back after your local news e back after your local news
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good morning, 8:56. i am marcus washington. dramatic video over night of the side of the home burned. firefighters are certain this started from illegal fireworks. neighbor got on top of the roof with the hose spraying the
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house. the tree and the near by car went up in flames. we heard from witnesses who said teenagers were playing with fires near by. no one was home and no injuries and no arrests have been made. we are talking to firefighters about the investigation and getting more reaction. we'll have a live report in our midday newscast. right now on the top of our home page. four after shocks, the strongest yet that shook up the same area in southern california of yesterday's 6.4 earthquake. go to our twitter feed for the latest shaker and what you need to do to prepare yourself for the next one. protesters are gathering outside san francisco. more add midday coming up. this is fred. he's dancing like nobody's watching.
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from studio 1a in 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 week so, naturally, al roker is off we do have jill martin. >> jill is not off. >> hello good morning. >> nice to see you. >> always bring some sunshine. hope you're enjoying your holiday weekend, keeping it stress free. there is this article out that caught our attention, talking about the ways to escape summer stress how do you escape? >> i think spending time off of work, actually having a vacation, i think, is the ultimate way. >> not

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