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when less clean energy is available. because that's power down time. two dozens injured including police officers in an illegal fireworks action. late last night a grand jury indicted the trump organization with reports the company's cfo will surrender to officials this morning. britney spears' nightmare continues. a watchdog group says the internal revenue service has a
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backlog of some 35 million unprocessed tax returns leaving the irs scrambling. the phoenix suns have punched thard tickets to the nba finals early today starts right now. good morning i'm phillip mena. >> i'm frances rivera. we begin with the decision from the pennsylvania supreme court that shocked the me too movement bill cosby is released from prison after the reversal of his sexual assault conviction. the court saying prosecutors violated a deal meant to shield crosby from criminal prosecution. >> reporter: francis, so bill cosby is back at home. a man once known as america's dad who became known as a convicted sex offender now has a clean record he's a free man. >> we love you mr. cosby. >> reporter: bill cosby is a free man, his conviction tossed out, his record wiped clean he
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cannot be retried. he appeared before reporters. >> today reporter: the pennsylv supremt to fundamental fairness and it violated his due process. cosby calling into a radio show. >> this is for all the people who have been imprisoned wrongfully regardless of race, color or creed, because i met them in there. >> reporter: the 83-year-old was serving a 3 to 10 year sentence after a jury found him guilty in 2018 at the time cosby's other accusers celebrated the verdict outside the court. >> i feel like i'm dreaming. can you pinch me. >> reporter: constand said crosby drugged and sexually assaulted her in his pennsylvania home in 2004, cosby
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said it is consensual. at the time castro did not bring charges testifying there was not enough evidence but instepped made a verbal agreement not to prosecute cosby if he would give a deposition in a civil case that became what led the new prosecutor to file charges a spokesman for cosby said this is justice and justice for black america. one of the prosecutors from the trial firing back. >> i'm disturbed that they're exploiting our third for justice in his name. >> reporter: the district attorney who brought the charges says cosby was convicted by a jury and then let go on a procedural issue he said he hopes the decision by the pennsylvania supreme court
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does not deter women who are sexually assaulted from coming forward. we're learning more about the devastating toll of the historic heat waves. in oregon, 63 people have died since friday, many found alone without air conditioning and according to king county officials at least 13 people died in the seattle area from overeating in british columbia canada, there will be 486 sudden deaths in five days for more here's tom ya mas >> reporter: that dangerous heat melting the big apple. record highs at laguardia airport and nearby newark. >> it's hot and i'm working in this crazy weather and i can't take it. >> reporter: new yorkers told not to crank the ac. this emergency alert going out officials warning power outages could be on the way.
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>> we don't want a blackout. >> reporter: on the street workers pushing through that intense heat wave with little relief. >> how are you beating the heat? drinking water >> a little water, little fan, a little bit of these windows. >> reporter: 11 states under heat alerts on the east coast. boston hitting a record today. firefighters there battling intense flames and temperatures leading them to rescue some of their own. in oregon officials received reports of 63 deaths that may be heat related, 45 in just one county and in washington state, nbc news has confirmed at least six deaths tied to the heat. and throughout the u.s., scorching triple digit heat over days leading to fears of heat exhaustion. >> day three you're at more risk because your body has not gotten the breaks >> reporter: relief should be on
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the way. the heat should cool off into the holiday break in the east but conditions persist in the pacific northwest. former president trump's company is in legal jeopardy this morning the manhattan district attorney's office have gotten indictments against them and are expected to be unveiled this afternoon. what do we know about this case so far >> reporter: francis, we know a bit but we could find out more when those court documents are un unsealed at 2:00 p.m. eastern this afternoon we also know the manhattan district attorney, the da, has been looking into a variety of allegations, tax related, against the former president's company. according to court documents they're looking into potential
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criminal conduct including falsifying business records, insurance fraud and tax fraud. "the washington post" reports that allen weissleburg is going to surrender today hear from msnbc contributor, former u.s. attorney, chuck rosenberg telling brian williams last night about how that might work >> how much time he's looking at might determine whether or not he decides to cooperate. that will give us some indication of the leverage that the new york state authorities have over him and how persuadable he may be to turn or flip on others >> reporter: now before the news broke last week an attorney for the trumps called the impeding charges, quoting here, completely outrageous, saying they pursued it because wiseleburg would not cooperate
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with the prosecutors >> what developments this is and what may come from it. thank you. it's been a week since is catastrophic condominium collapse in surfside, florida. today mr. and mrs. biden will meet with the families the death toll went up to 18 yesterday, including two children who are 4 and 10 years old. >> reporter: rescue workers tired but determined, teams not slowing down to bring the missing gone seven days back home. >> we're not leaving anybody behind this is going to go until we pull everybody out of there. >> reporter: the collapse leaving 145 people still missing, claiming lives. including luis and ana, whose family now has closure >> they're with god now so that gave me a relief and a sense of
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peace. >> reporter: calls for accountability growing. >> why did this happen. >> reporter: a lawsuit filed on behalf of a man still missing. at the scene crews making progress, but still unable to search a 40 foot area marked too dangerous. >> the debris there you can't really search it because of the overhead what's called widow makers, they're the items that weigh 600, 500 pounds that could drop. >> reporter: helping crews dig deeper, 21 rescue dogs working in shifts. one of them a 2.5-year-old lab named feisfeisty >> as they pull the layers out, we're sending in a dog >> reporter: a team effort in the midst of tragedy, giving the families of those still missing hope morgan chesky, nbc news surfside, florida. to breaking news from los angeles where an explosion
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rocked a city street police found about 5,000 pounds of illegal fireworks in a south central home they detonated some explosives in a containment vehicle but say it suffered a catastrophic failure. nine officers were hurt and three civilians have injuries but all are expected to survive. britney spears is facing another legal setback, a judge denied her request to remove her father as a co-conservator of the estate this after 20 minutes of testimony after spears detailed his alleged abuse. jamie spears has filed a petition to investigate his daughter's claims and has raised concern with her other conservator who oversaw her personal life and medical
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treatment. according to court documents james franco agreed to pay $2 million to settle a sexual misconduct suit. a pair alleged they were filmed in sexual acts by franco and his partners at the time of the suit the actor's attorney said the claims were debunked. the los angeles county judge has to approve the deal still. janessa web joins us with the latest on the extreme heat gripping the country. >> relief is coming across the northeast and most of the east coast. humidity is going to go down today but it comes with a price we have rainy conditions that stay in the forecast through the holiday weekend. so that is the tradeoff, the heat is not losing its grip across the northwest
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we still have 4 million people going to be impacted by these heat alerts today and then they become really more widespread throughout the holiday weekend inland locations we're still in the upper 90s to 102 degrees for b boise this afternoon, then it shifts to the north and east billings by friday afternoon, still at 100 degrees and this heat is going to be lasting until early nexteek. w h friday afternoon the storms across florida continue into the afternoon. highs in the mid 80s watching the tropics, a system starting to come together, we'll talk about that coming up. >> janessa, thank you. up next, still waiting on your tax return, you're not
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phoenix suns haven't been to the nba playoffs in 11 years but now they're four wins away from their first championship game six started off close but it was blown wide open in the second half. chris paul led the charge with 41 points the suns take the series with a 130-103 win over the clippers, the first nba appearance since 1993. the ncaa has cleared the way for athletes to make money by selling the rights to their names, images and likenesses but rules that bar athletes
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being paid directly remain. a somber ceremony in the uk, princes harry and william are reunited for a statue unveiling for princess diana tell us more about how princess diana is being celebrated and remembered today >> reporter: this is not at buckingham palace. kensington palace is where the statue is going to be unveiled it was commissioned four years ago, 2017, on the 20th anniversary of the death by princess diana by both of the brothers who are going to be seen today at the ceremony so everybody is going to be looking for signs of tension between them a lot has changed since those two guys got together and commissioned the statue. prince harry got married to meghan markle, an attorney, had two children and has essentially
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divorced explosive interviews specifically, you remember the oprah winfrey interview where he accused the royal family basically of being racist all of that has caused a rift between the two brothers this is an occasion the two can get together, remember their mother in public, in front of the full glare of the global media, that's what you'll see in a couple hours at kensington palace but all of this is something people will be looking at, is the royal family still together, do they act as one unit or is this dramatic that in many ways started by princess diana is this a legacy that she's leaving to her two sons. >> matt, thank you people are going to be watching them there's a lot that would bond them together in the last couple months, death of their grandfather, the new baby.
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>> and hopefully in memory of their mother this will bridge the divide we'll be watching. >> family should trump all >> thanks for waking up with us i'm phillip mena. >> i'm frances rivera. on the "today" what if you could push a button and less carbon would be put into the air. if there were a button that would help you use less energy, breathe cleaner air, and even take on climate change... would you press it?
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raniere. breaking right now. the trump organization's money man just turned himself into authorities. plus, out of control. three wildfires burning across california. the impact we're tracking right here at home. "today in the bay" continues -- and begins right now. >> a very good morning to you. thank you so much for joining us. i am laura garcia. >> i am marcus washington. kari, what are we expecting from

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