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good morning, happy happy fourth. from the heat and humidity to the pomp and circumstance. with president trut to get unde arising controversy over cost and the message behind theli ry display. >> plus, the traffic accident causing a travel nightmare. we have your holiday coved? kids in crisis. new images show the effects detention centers are sking on young migrants. >> the psychological effects it will take on these children is, you can't even explain. >> as the government launches an investigation involving border patrol personnel, we're live with the latest. demoted. the navy s.e.a.l. acquitted of murdering an isis fighter in iraq now facing a new sentence.
>> we were certainly hoping for ase differentence. >> president trump celebrating the outcome, but the controversy in the case far from over. plus, squads. goal as team usa heads for the world cup finals, we'll talk strategy with their star goalie. >> sea change. the littlid mer casting choice that's lighting up the internet. >> and you go, coco. cori gauff's winning wimbledon streak continues and the teen sensation is headed to round thre today,this, july 4th, 19 20. >> from nbc news, this is "today" with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning, and welcome to "today," and thank you for joining us on ts holid morning, the fourth of july. i'm sheinelle jones along with kristen welker. we have a lot to get to.
to.a lot to get great to be with you on this fourth of july holiday. >> how about coco. i love that we're calling her coco like we're buddies.g rootin for her. round three. >>us she's amazing. she beats her icon, venus williams. there was this great moment when roger federer came over and greeted her and she was wide-eyed, 15 years old. >> let's get to yr holiday weather with the heat and humidity feeling that much worse for national travelers. the mall is expected to be hot and crowded. starting with an update with dylan. >> good morning. hopefully you're done traveling and where you need to be now. we can focus on the fourth o july forecast for you. f you're outdoors for the barbecues, for pool parties, most of the day looks warm and
humid. we will have to deal with a stalled front draped back through the midwest and into mid-atlantic. that's along the front boundary where we could see pop-up showers and storms. later in the ineven those should fizzle out. our best chance is through the plains and the upper midwest. on friday, ourha best ce of heavier rain is down along the mideast. you need to keep ano eye t the sky, watch for the dark clouds, listen for thunder and keep inm some of these storms could be strong as they move through. same story for saturday. sur best chance of our most numerous stoill be up and down the east coast. basically, the eastern third of the country. in am middle of the country, it's h and humid. there are no problems out that way, especially if you're o travelin sunday. no problems whatsoever. our best chance of summertime storms is through the mid-atlantic, through theap lachians and ohio and tennessee river valleys on sunday. those will be your traubl spots on the road.
if you get stuck in heavier downpours, we will see perhaps that slowing things down on the roadways. as for airports, again, acrossst the east c and into the southeast where we could see most of our trouble areas. >> tha you, dylan. we'll have more on the holiday weather just ahead. first, lo's turn t the holiday travel. millio of americans hitting the roads, crowding airports, buses, and trains this weekend and it comes t strands new york city. kristen dahlgren is where the fireworks are set to go off. happy fourth. >> this is going to be one of the best places to watch the fireworks. the problem is getting to places like this, the beach, the barbecue, proving tough. travel is at an all-time high, and as we learned in new york, an aauident can a serious wrench in the holiday plans. before the oohs and ahs this fourth of july, holiday travel is leaning to plenty of groans across the country. an overturned truck complicated
already one of the busiest travel days of the year for thousands in n york and new jersey. the accident injuring 12 people and partially shutting down one of the major roadways in and out of manhattan, leading to four-hour delays. new york's port authority stopping bus service for hours as a result. hundreds of people left waiting outside in the heat. eager to get their long weekend started. >> i hope i can get there because i'm looking forward to the barbecue. >> others crowding trains and ferries to get out of the city. >> no information. totally ridiculous. >> the holiday travel headache is far fromov . more americans than ever are expected to travel this long holiday weekend. about 41 million people are hitting the roads. aaa prithing places like seattle and houston will see the worst travel delays today. about three times more thanal no other cities like boston, to see major backups onexpec
friday. those taking to the skies should also be prepared? sunday is expecte to be the busiest day of the holiday weekend at the airport.d an seeing all of that mess, i think i'm going to stay here. the macy's fireworks going off from the brooklyn bridge tonight. that's the first timece sin they have been down here since 2014. spectacular show here. >> really exciting. thank you for that. >> nowo the massive celebration getting under way in washington, d.c. despite growing concerns about sthe cost of president tr plan, kelly o'donnell is on the national mall with the details. >> good morning. officials say the president loves his patriotism, and they put it this way. he won't alogize for that. despite all the criticism that mr. trump is putting himself right in the middle of a revered national holiday where presidents usually don't take center stage or have a speaking
role. ready to celebrate. red, white, and this year, green. tanks in the shadow of the lincoln memorial. americanig military mht on displace, as the command in chief's request. >> we're going to have planes going overhead, the best fighter jts in the rld. >> each military service branch is taking part. showing off the bigar hare and reportedly including a 21-gun salute and fly over from air force one. the stage is set for president trump to deliver aec speh tonight. >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states. >> tst fir president to address an independence day crowd on the mall in more than years. this vision for the holiday setting off some fireworks. >> i think it's fantastic. when was the last thing we did something like this. >> now that he's doing it, it kind of ruins it a little bit. >> republican donors and vips
will get special access to the event. while several protests are plans ilss than a m from the stage. critics accuse the president of injecting politicinize to a traditionally nonpartisan event. a campaigly ralt taxpayer expense, some say. washington, d.c.'s mayor wants her cityreimbursed. if there are demonstrations and protests that sprout up around these activities, those areic additional pol costs as well. >> "the washingt post" reports $2.5 million was diverted from national park service fees. the president tweeted the cost will be very little compared to what it is worth. >> there's probably more good use to that money versus fourth of julyle ceations, but today is america's birthday. >> two re-election officials tell me there won't be staffered shooting video or pictures to be used in cpaign ads down the
line, and if there are staffers present, they'll be using the ticks, but they'll only be, quote, spectators. >> the justice department seems to reverse its decision on cluding the citizenship question on the census after a tweet from the president. what can you tell us about that? >> that tweet reversed the administration's course. the president defying his own departments of justice and commerce who had sai this week they would go forward printing the census forms without the controversial citizenship question. a federal judge saw that tweet and demanded answers from government lawyers who t saidy couldn't explain what the president meant but were ordered by t president trump try to find a legal way to add that question despite the logistical and legal hurdles ahead. the judge wants an answer by tomorrow. you.hank and meantime, at the southern border, outrage is still growing overon conditist n migrantention facilities and this morning, the head of
homeland security is launching an investigation into whats he callsturbing social media posts allegedly made by border patrol agents. gabe gutierrez is in el paso with the latest as president trump weighs in as well. g gabe,d morning. >> good morning. president trump has a blunt message for migrants. if you don't like conditions here on this side of therd bo, don't come. now, doctors here are warning of the deep psychological toll this crisis is taking on ischildren. th morning, these drawings are painting a heartbreaking picture. the american academy of pediatrics says they came from 10- and 11-year-old kids after they were releasedrom the custody of customs and border patrol in texas. what do these pictures tell you? >> it's horrible. i can guarantee you in the next few years, the psychological effect it will take on these c children y't even explain. >> dr. carlos gutierrez is a pediatrician who vunteered to treat children after their
release from cbp custody. >> you don't believe children should be in detention centers at all? >> absolutely not. >> president trump tweing our border patrol people are not hospital workers, doctors, or nurses saying migrants are far better now than where they came from. if they're unhappy with the conditions, tell them not to come. with evidence of conditions and lack of food,th cloing and water -- c posted this video showing a processing center in arizona stocked with supplies. >> supplies of ourer di baby wipes. clothing for children marked by gender, age, clothing for men and women. >> meanwhile, acting homeland security secretary kevin mcaleenan is launching an immediate investigation after a report highlighted disturbdg an inexcusable social media activity that allegedly includes active border patrol personnel.
according to propublica, it included crude and sexist jokes that mocked migrants. >> we don't even know that all of these people who mocked them are agents or officers, but we certainly don't condone that. that's not the way we act. >> i'll take tha debate to donald trump any day. >> cory booker visiting with asylum seekers in juarez, mexico, where thousandsf migrants are waiting for applications to be processed. >> thisy president doing b executive orders things that are hurting our country, making us less safe and assaultin our valueser. >> what are border agents themselves saying about all this? are we hearing from them? >> yeah, kristen. the head of the cbp union here in el paso said morale among his members is very low. that they're overworked and uerwhelmed and he and dhs officials arerging congress to set aside more money for the border. kristen. >> all right, gabe gutierrez, thank you for that. >> today is no holiday for the
democratic presidential hopefuls on the campaign trail. six of the candidates are in iowa, including joe biden as well as kemamala harris, now gaining steam in the polls. garrett haake is following the candidates for us. good morning to you. >> hey, shnelle, good morning. the democratic front-runners have spent comparatively little time in iowa so far, but that's about tonge with a full slate of rallies, house parties, and parades today. the democratic candidates are taking the hawkeye state bym. stor independence day fireworks starting early on the campaign trail. >> have a predator living in the white house. >> with top-tier democrats taking aim at president trump. > if there's one thing i can't stand, and isuspect all of you because i know iowa pretty well, it's the abuse of power. this guy has no spect for the rule of law. i can't stand it. >> seven months before the first votes are cast in iowa, many of the encontrs are crisscrossing
the state today, joining in the july 4th celebration, including joe biden, kamala harris, bernie sanders, and pete buttigieg, a there are signs the race here is far from settled. a new t usaay poll finds 6 of 10 who picked a candidate said they may change their minds before the iowa caucuses. handful of post debate surveys show a shakeup in the race. kamala harris leaping toward the front of the pack, with joe biden slipping but still in the lead. bernie sanders who has seen his support dip, too, rallying supporters in iowa city, urgingo americans t be more politically engaged. >> stop complaining. get involved. put up or shut up. >> i don't want a government that works for giant multinational corporations. i want one that works fo.our families >> senator elizabeth warren and south bend may pete buttigieg rounding out a clear top tier. >> but asam the cpaign settles
into the summer season, harris' debate stage challenge to biden's civil rights record remains the moment reverberant most among voters. >> it was hurtful to hear you talk about the reputations of two unitestates senators who built their reputations and career on segregation of race in this country. garrett, we're getting new fund-raising numbers, who has the most support and what are these numbers telling us? he we haven't seen the totals from all t candidates yet, but right now, it's mayor pete in front with nearly $25 million raised in the second quarter. joe biden coming in second place in that total with about $21.5 million, altugh he's beenn the race nearly a month less. fund-raising numbers show us a lot about how these candidates garening support beyond what we see in the polls. i asked mayor pete yesterday how he's going to spend all this money. said a lot will go to hiring staff, including right here in iowa.
>> a long way to go ahead. the race is heating up. >> we want to tn to one of our favorite stories, to wimbledon, where 15-year-old tennis phenom cori gauff just keeps winning. after upsetting her idol venus williams in the first round, s bested her second round opponent in second fashion. blayne alexander has been watching the young american's meteoric rise. good morning to you. >> kristen, good morning to you. yeah, you, me, everybody r we're all rooting for coco. the coco buzz here at wimbledon has turd on to full-on roar after the 15-year-old's victory yesterday. she proved that her victory against venus williams was no fluke andco now innfident teenager says she's not finished yet. it may be even sweeter the second time around. 15-year-old coco gauff doing it again, serving up another straight-set victory, this time against magdalena rabaricova,
now ono round three. >> the last few days have been surprising. last week around this time, didn't know i was coming here. it shows you he to be ready for everything. >> and she's proving she's more than ready. >> the star shines a little krighter. >> now the tal of wimbledon and gaining a flock of new fans. especially back home inflorida. amazing.nk it's i think she's the future of american tennis. >> i think everyone has a little coco fever. >> if you're wondering how she gets ready for each math. >> when i read social media, it relaxes me before the match. that's what i kind of do, notns reallygram so much, i watch youtube videos and it gets me in a laughing spirit or whatever. >> and it's working. it's been quite the week for the youngest player to ever qualify for wimbledon. upsetting five-time champ venus williams, a player she grew up idolizing. and then --
>> there she is. >> some words of wisdom from another giant of the sport, federer. >> play well>> ot that on camera? >> she may be star struck on the sidelines, but when it's time to hit the court -- i think i can beat anyone who is across the court, i and if don't think i can win, i won't step on the court. >> now she's stepping into the history books. she'll b back o the court this friday for round three. she's been very candid in all of this,aying she never expected to be here, and she still can't believe this is happening. she said she's gotten a lot of congra congratulationom celeb re out to her on social medihe now that ss here, she has one goal, and that's to win. >> just incredible. all right, thank you. it's just so incredible to imagine being 15. and it's not lost on her. that's the thing. she has that innocence about her, but when she steps on that court. amazing. >> have celebrities cheering for her and the rest of the
country. >> time for another check of the forecast from a womaner in a v patriotic dress. >> when else can i wear a dress like this? it's the fourth of july. let's take a look at the maps here. they look more threatening than it's boing to today. it's a typical summer day. you have heat, humidity in the afternoon and evening storms. they'll begin to pop in the eastern half of the country. anyone could see these. out west, you're enjoying a lot of sunsne. we'll get to your local forecast in the next 30 sec. ng its show of streth or its sign of intelligence? in crossing harsh terrain or breaking new ground? this is the time to get an exceptional offer on the mercedes of your midsummer dreams at the mercedes-benz summer event, going on now. lease the gla 250 suv for just $329 a month at the mercedes-benz summer event. mercedes-benz. the best or nothin
take a look at your fourth of july planner. waking up, it's pretty warm out there. temperatures already off to the races in the upper 70s, headed to thech 80s by lun time, and then low 90s for your afternoon. the storms are going to roll in after lunchtime, and they're fair game all the way through sunset. these storms will bring with them heavy rain and they could be on the strong to ssiere . going to see fireworks this afternoon, have a backup plan, bring the poncho, bring the umbrella. have a gre fourt >> and that's your latest forecast. >> thank you. coming up, a new srtence fo the navy s.e.a.l. acquitted of murder. now a major question about his future up in the air. latest from the france where the u.s. women's soccer team is getting ready for the wuld cup finals. wel talk to the star goalie to saved day in tuesday's semifinals. that's just ahead. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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president trump's eventt the lincoln memorial. if you're planning on spending the day on the national mall, text july 4dc to 888-777.n it's here o your screen. you'll be put into the national park service emergency text notification system. >> we have posted more fourth of july information in thenbc washington app. >> we'll take a break now and check your for. z3a5wz z16fz
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♪ america good stuff, good stuff. back on a thursday morning, july 4th, 2019. a look at statue liberty, a 1885.l of freedom since this makes me want to stay up for the fireworks. >> we have to stay up tonight. >> i'm inspired tonight. let's get a check of the headlines. first, president trump is brushing asideho critics say today's fourth of july celebration in the capitol will be too expensive andoo political, along with the traditional concert and fireworks, he added a show of military might,including a show of tanks and flyovers by aircraft. he's also hosting an event at the lincolnor memial called
salute to america. white house officials insist his remarks there will be patriotic notpartisan. as for the cost, the president said it will be, quote, very little compared to what it's worth. >> the apartment of homeland security is launching an investigation into aha report some border patrol authorities posted to a facebook group that ed immigrants. it comes as we learn more details about the con tions at the facilities. they released disturbing drawings from children after they wereasreleed from custody. overcrowded detention centers are, quote, a ticki time bomb. president trump tweeted many of these illegal aliens ar better came from. >> alfred e. newmanas finally something to worry about. after 67 years, the magazine will soon vanish from news stands. it will be sold in comic shops and mailed to subscribers but
feature recycled material from previous issues. weird al tweeted it's pretty much the reason, quote, i ended up weird. >> a cas we have been following closely. navy s.e.a.l. eddie gallagher has been cleared of the most serious charges against him. buthe same military jury who acquitted him has now sentenced him for a lesser crime. steve patterson has more. goodrning. >> and gallagher was facing seven charges for those war crimes, including premeditated murder. in the end, he was acquitted on all of them, save for one. a single uniform code violation, and yesterday, he learned his ntence for that olation.bu his attorneys say it isn't the last wordor this mning for the first time inek we chief edward gallagher will not have all eyes on him in military court. the navy s.e.a.l. now free but still being punished.
on tuesday, gallagher was acquitted of murder and other war crimes. on wednesday, he faced sentencing for taking photo with a dead isis fighter. the jury recommending a reduction in rank from chief to first class petty officer. gallagher's pay also reduced for two months, and he was released with time served. >> we were cinly hoping for a different sentence, but at the same time, that's not something that'sd. finalize >> the demotion would mean a reduced pension for the career military man, but the commanding authority overseeing the case ove, deny, or reduce the toap sentence. gallagher's legal team feels there's a good chance it will at least be partially adjusted. >> we're pretty confident that he will ultimately be allowed to retire at his current rank. so continue to call him chief. >> the gallaghers telling fox and friends they're happy the ordeal is over. >> i feel completely grateful and blessed.
to have the support that i had this whole time, from the country and from all the troops. >> now, everyone inou the cry is able to see what we have seen all along, which is my husband is ahero. >> the 40-year-old celebrating his acquittal by getting a huge tattoo of his wife's eyes, ao tribute t her for relentlessly campaigning for his exoneration. posting photos of his ink in various sges of progress. >> gallagher's troublesen began whe was accused of killing a wounded iraqi civilian and shooting at civilians in 2017, but it turned when former s.e.a.l. team mber corey scott who had immunity testified he, not gallagher, killed the pr isoner. president trump tweete glad i could help. >> it brought us a lot of attention, a lot of support. f eddie gallagher is two weeks away nowm his 20th anniversary with the navy.
his attorneys say he will most like retire. >> steve patterson, thank you. now to dylan for another check of the weather. >> we have been talking about the heatnd record breaking temperatures. we could break a record in anchorage, lask lack, the all-emme record trature was 85 degrees. we're forecasting by the time we get to friday up to 86. so there is a chance that wd coulreak the all-time record, and either way, it's going to stay warm with temperatures in the mid 80s. it's very, very warm down south with heat advisories in effect. because of the humidity, it wile feel lik it's about 105 to 110. tampa will feel like 107 today. wilmington north carolina,ill feel like 104. you need to stay hydrated when it's this hot. we're also looking for t heat continue to push to the north. washington, d.c. will fee like 97. norfolk will feee l 99. through the weekend, detroit will start to cool off by sunday with a high of 82 on sunday. mid 80s through charleston. in new york, by sunday, we
should top out at 82. that's a look at the weather across the country. now here's a peek out your window. >> temperatures already at 80 degree r gettingdy to jump to the mid to upper 80s by lunch time. who is ready for storms? i hop you are. i hope you have the umbrella handsy and poncho. because if you're headed out to see reworks, go swimming, or go to a barbecue, storms are likely. they could be on the strong tos re side. temperatures expected to peak in the low 90s. a hot fourth of july. stay safe, folks. >> that's yourfo latest cast. >> thank you. coming up, after they string tings, how hark si you can keep your family safe at the ocean this holiday weekend. >> plus, the big summer sales are kicking off today. we've got the scoop on some t bargains from electronics and appliances to clothing and furniture. >> the tides are turning. reaction to the surprise little merm casting choice that is lighting up the internet. superstars of he
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alyssa naeher who was a key player in their semifinal win. firs we go to kelly koecobiella following the team in france.xc the eement is building. >> it is, kristen. and it's still scorching out, but that is not affecting the reamerican fans he they're out taking in the sights while the team is preparing to take on the reigning european champions, the netherlands, and ho for a record fourth world cup title. the heavi favored american squad now kno whohey'll be facing in the finals. the opponent standing in the way of another world cup, the netherlands. th women in the distinctive orange uniforms beating sinden with a s goal in extra time last night. the u.s. players with a light practice and a rest day arer thei own bruising battle with england. en rediblem headers fro kri
pratt. and alex morgan had the u.s. up 2-1. but late in the game, a heart-stopping penal kick, and unbelievable save by american alyssa naeher, that sealed the victory. naeher's family celebrating in the stands. it's carli lloyd' third straight final. >> not everybody can say althat. ough we know the job hasn't been done yet. we have to finish it off on sunday. >> fromer their v first game that included a record 13 goals, the word has been watching and judges. the u.s.y women told the celebrated too much. british media branding alex morgan's tea cup celebrati as rude. >> wah wah wah. we're at the world cup. trulyon't think anyone believes we disrespect the game or our opponents. >> now, one last game. you're going to the finals. >> all ofus. >> what do you think that's going to be like? >> scary and excitin
>> thousands of dedicated fans, and two determined teams. the u.s. and the netherlands have never played before at all in a women's world cup, and actually, the last time the dutch team beat the u.s. team was nearly 30 years ago. kristen, sheinelle. >> kelly, thank you. we're joined by the heroes for the americans who came up huge on tuesday, stopping thela penalty kick. u.s. goalkeeper alyssa naeher. good afternoon to you where you are. >> hi, are you. happy fourth of july. >> happy fourth of july toyou. congratulations again on a show-stopping game. let me start with how you're feeling in the present. how are you this morning? are you still riding a guy here? how are you feeling? >> i'm good. just enjoying a beautiful morning here in lyon, getting ready for the final here on sunday. getting excited.
going to spend some time with my family this afternoon, and kind of refocus and get ready for an exciting game on sunday. >> alyssa, your team and america quite frankly sees you as a hero because you stopped that penalty kick. it was really a pivotal moment in the game. can you take us through that . mome what was going through your head as you saw the ball goingoward you and how did you stop it? >> you know, we have done a lot of preparation, aot of training for these moments so we're ready for everything. and to be honest, i just felt really calm. could feel my teammates felt calm and i could feed off that, a i was able to just g good read on it and make a save, and now we're getting ready to head into sunday. >> i want to show our viewers is video. u.s. soccer tweeted out a video of your family's reaction to yo game-saving a ion that went viral. talk to me about the important of your family. my boys play soccer and i can't
tell you how many days iave to shuffle to day after day, traveling all over the place. so i can only imagine that moment for your parents after all tho years of traveling around with you. >> yeah, absolutely. they have driven me thousands and thousands of miles, been on husreds of field since i was 5 years old. so, we're all inthhis togeer. you know, we're all here for the journey. they have been by myselfst ever ep of the way since i was a little kid, so it's special to have them here, and youan obviously see what it means to them, to be a part of it and to see it. and you ow, it's special that they're able to be here and with my sister as well. >> that video sure is emotional, alyssa. no doubt abouttat. look, this has not been without some criticism. you guys have been criticized a little bit for being too confident. some said you have been unsportsmanlike at certain moments. how as a team do you respond to
jat type of criticism? >> weust stay together as a team. we have been in our own little bubble overhere, and you know, we try to tune out a lot of the noise tt's being id. we can't control what other people are saying. we can't control those narratives, but we can control how w react and how we play and how we step onto the field, and we step on the field as a group of 23. 23 women, and we all have each other's backs, and we fight together, and we celebrate together. an we try to enjoy all of the little moments along the way. >> it's inspiring to watch. sunday is the world cup final. you are taking on the netherlands. we're rooting for you. od luck. >> thank you very much. i appreciate it. >> there's no question these women have changed this gamre r. >> they have changed this game, and they are inspiring to littlt girls, le boys, men and women. i think they have the whole country. >> certainly rooting for them.
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maryland, st. charles, w have a line of heavy rain. as we head into the fourth of july, our shower and storm chance will rev up after lunch time. by 5:00 p.m., widesrsead showe and storms. temperatures in the low 90s. any storms we see this afternoon could be strong to severe. and that has prompted a weather alert day for your fourth of july. make sure you have a backup'rlan if you going to see fireworks, headed to barbecues ors. pool as soon as you hear the thunder roar, you want to head indoors. >> good advice. thank you. another local ns updateor you in 25 minutes. for now, back to the "today" .how after this short break. ♪
>> it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, happy fourth of july. millions o americans preparing to hit the roads on this hot and humid independence day. fromhe highways to the airports, we' have everything you need to know about thisy ho weekend. plus, we'll take you to the nation's capitol for a firstlo at the president's salute to america. then,sa summer ty. >> one, two, three. >> from sharks to rip tides, and even jellyfish. we'll take a look at important ways to help keep you and your family safe at the beach. >> what is thehi tng that i needing to be scued can doo help you? >> the most important thing is to stay calm. >> a under the sea, disney
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experts about what you need to know. kerry, good morning. >> good morning, guys.ut what a beaul morning. riat a beautiful weekend for the beach. ght here, the water temperature is delicious. we have a little seaweed here,f but i you're going into the water, there are things we can do to keep ourselves saf as beachgoers kick off the summerseason, there's an understandable fear this year. sharks in the news. ultiple attacks last month on swimmers in north carolina and the bahamas. it's the driving reason some parents tell us they're now hyperwary of even wading in the surf with their kids. >> i thought maybe we should go to the pool today. >> just last week, 21-year-old american jordan lindsey was fatally attacked by a large tiger shark while snorkeling northeast of nassau in the bahamas. >> where there are known to be
sharks, fishermen nearby, i'm putting myself at a greater risk. >> this lifegud says being armed with basic first aid could be the key to survival. >> it may seem silly, me holding this, but the suggestion is from the experts, punch it in the snout, punch it in the gills and it will cause the shark maybe to release. >> if you're in middle of a shark attack, fighting it off might not be very effective. >> themotor important thing afte you have been attacked? >> the most important thing is to know some first aid. >> while shattacks are rare and in 2018 trended signicantly lower than average worldwide, nearly a quarter of those encounters happened in florida. experts we spoke with offered these tips for swimmers. avoid the surf in early morning inand even when sharks typically feed. always stay in groups. and steer clear of waters used by sport or commercial fishermen. and when it comes to other marine life like jellyfish and
portuguese man awars, experts say fight your curiosity. >> don't touch it. >> you have been stung. >> i have been stung and it's definitely not fun. >> if you are stung -- >> don't immediately try to grab it off. see if you can use something else, a stick or a leaf to scrape it off. rinses it with saltwater. it doesn't help to rinse it with freshwat >> one of mother nature's most deadly threats is one you likely cannot see. rips. strong narrow rip currents flow out from the beach with a force thatot even an olympicca swimmer n beat. if you get cght in a rip, you'll likely be pulled out to sea, which is why we went into the atlantic with the u.s.oast here, in ft. lauderdale, derrick wallace and his crew gave us one piece of important advice. >> what is the thing that i needing to be rescued can do to help you? >> the most important thing is
to stay calm. you want to try to conserve yo r ener energy. want to keep your wits about u, and you want to make yourself as big a target as . >> as big a target as possible because trying to spot someone in theater is like looking for a floating basketball in the vast ocean. >> over here. ov speaking does burn off a little energy and it's likely with a boat enginthey won't hear yo one thing i can tell you is down at this level, even though i have a life jacket on, you can get exhauste >> stay there. don't swim t us. we'll pick you up. >> roger, reach in. one, two, three. >> man's onboard. >> roger. >> and i you're not going to go in the water, there's still one thing you should prepare for. sunscreen.
guys, back to you. >> kerry, thanks. >> you hear about shark attacks. a lot os this i i'm going to blow it off because it's not like i'm going that far in the water, but now. >> that's right. good tips. i don't know if i would be able to punch a shark. >> hopefully i never have to >> carson is off today. >> let us get to pop start before weather. disney announcedhe actress who will be playing the leading role of ariel. 19-year-old r&b singer halle bailey has scored the part.t she's mus known as being one half of chloe and hally, but as congratulations fromis well-wrs poured in online, some of the compliments were misdirected to halle berry, who was even trending on twitter as a result of the mixup. she responded on twitter saying in case you get a reminder, halles get it done. >> baile replied saying she was
honored to share a name with the academy award winner and disne is also in talks with jacob tremblay and auk waw phena. >> still trying to figure out how there going to do that under water. up next, sophie turner joe jonas, we're finally getting a peek at the couple's second wedding that too plan paris. they posted this picture of the two walking down the aisle and holding hands in the black and white photo. ey sweetly captioned the pic mr. and mrs. jonas. and we get a full view of the bride's beautiful dress. gorgeous. featuring lace slees, a cut-out back and delicately embroidered veil. the "game of thrones" actress hinted she might wear a louis vuitton gown. we wish the best to the happy couple. we have been talking about the wedding for so long. >> gorgeous dress. >> gorgeous. finall we showed you the
latest online trend, the bottle cop challenge. this challenges people to unscrew the cap o a bottle in one swift roundhouse kick. celebrities like john mayer, jason statham, and david spade have nailed it. even our own willie geist showed off his skills anle n it. but it doesn't seem like everyone is up to the task. here's a look at ryan reynolds smashing a bottle of his own aviation gin, and blake sheltos valiant attempt. marlon ws missed the mark, and even the university of oregon's duck mascot gave it a go. >> oh, no. >> apparently got tripped up on his own webbed feet. have you tried it? >> no. >> your kids are into it. >> have you tried it? >> no, i haven't. >> i would have to practice. >> we can't deal it in heels and dresses. >> how about a daily click? >> dai click today. a man in florida was enjoying a
uiet day of fishing when he caught one. and started reelingin it not .nowing he was in for quite a >> uh-uh. >> he needed to rl it in faster. that alligator came out of nowhere. luckily for t man, his quick reflexes saved him from what could be an accident. >> are you kidding me? i would be running. >> now you put on yourst foreca hat. >> yes. >> in my stars and stripes dress for the j fourth ofy here. for those of you who are driving today to get to any of your barbecues or wherever you're headed, we haverouble spots this morning, especially across south dakota and also through eastern kansas where we have some lightning and heavier downpo too. elsewhere, a pretty quiet day. we're going to see scattered showers and storms draped
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this is a news 4 "today" news break. >> good morning, everybody. 8:26 now on this thursday, july 4th. happy independence day. i'm aaron gilchrist. there are severalulourth of jy events happening today. the national independence day parade begins at noon on constitution avenue. a salute to america at the lincoln memorial begins at 6:30 this evening, and a concert at the west lawn begins at 8:00 p.m. a heads up that flights into and out of reagan airport will be suspended for military dyover fireworks between 6:15 and 7:45 p.m. tonight, no travel operations. remember to download the nbc washington app. you'll fines the l weather
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♪ that was phenomenal. good morning to u. we are back on this beautiful july 4th. that was yankee doodle, an american classic, performed by the united states air force. this is their 20th year playing for us on the fourth of july. we're joined by the band's commander. good morning. >> thank you for >> we always love having you here on independence day. and what else does the band have planned? >> today, we're here with you. we travel back to washington, d.c. tonight. the air forceia memor and lincoln memorial. we're also today in canadand a costa ricka, as we're strengthinging those bonds with our allies. >> just tremendous.
the song you played, doodle, was made popular in the american revolution. >> that's correct, absolutely. that was a song that the british sang and the americans adopted it as a show of unity. >> just tremnkdous. >> thaou all for joining us on this fourth of july holiday and for your service. you ready for a crowd ment? we want to meet somebody special. where is ava? there she is. we're going to come through. there she is. which one? are you ava? >> yes, ma'am. >> where are you from? >> tennessee. >> i hear that today is a special day because it is your tenth birthday. is that correct? >> yes,m. ma'a >> let's give ava aound of applause. so you got your sister elise here, your mom angela, your granother. the whole family. we want to do something special for you. we are going to -- you ready -- i have a bunch of big old tickets. you see these. you canhiave these i talk. we have tickets for you to attend the annual macy's fourth of july show right here in new
york tonight, and you're going to get a great view to enjoy the fireworks. you have vip tickets, my friend. yay. what a cutie. thank you guys for coming. say hi to everybody in memphis for me >> hi, e. >> all right, dylan. take it away. >> i love that, to walk in with thcke s. don't forget, you can also enjoy the nation's largest fourth of july fireworks display withpe ormances from luke bryan, khalid, marin morris, and many others, tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern righhere on >> that sounds great. speaki of greatconcerts, tomorrow on the plaza, star kobe keith will be here with a live performance, and we're sobo excited that. >> i love it. >> absolutely. also, coming up, nothingngends us run inside the house faster than a bunch of annoying mosquitoes. dr. azar is here with important tips on how to keep the pesky bugs away. >> then a special fourth of july
menu with easy red, white, and blue recipes that leave you plenty of time t celebrate with friends and family. that's always a good thing when we have sunny here. >> but first, hdylan, about another check of weather? >> gorgeous out here. not as humid as when the day started. .> it will get humid, but it's t iter m're going to see the heat and humidity acrosst of the country, in fact, that heat and humidity will help spawn some storms laterda on toy, especially up and down the east coast, back through the midwest as well. tomorrow, we'll see the hot and humid weather up and down the east coast, back through the midwest, isolated storms pop up each afternoon. something to keep in mind. on saturday, more scattered storms. the forecast is very repetitive. it stays beautiful out west,th d as we go into sunday, a big travel day as you head back to wherer you have to go. it's going to be less humid against new england. some pop-up storms, but in eneral, most of the count looks like we'll see beautiful weather for this entire weekend.
that's a look at weather across the country. now here's a peek out your >> we have already to see storms pop in southern maryland. this one in particular, very heavy rain. a little gusty out there. that threat kind of increases through the afternoon. those showers are going to continue to move through st. mary's. this afternoon, more widespread storms. on the stron to severe side. if you're headed to see fireworks, it might be a good idea to bring the tarp, poncho, umbrella, see where you can run inside if you hear the thunder roar. that's a look at your forecast. >> all right, thank you. now to a special story for independence day. there's no freedom whout sacrifice. something military families all around the country know all too well. >> we want t iroduce you to a family who has been through it all. 16 years of service. three tours of duty, and struggles with mental health. but despiedz tremendous ups and downs, they have continued to ve their lives in that same
spirit of giving. >> for carlos, the call to protect and serve was in his bloo >> my mom w in the marine corps. my aunt was in the marine corps. what made me really want to go in there, to be honest with you, was the uniform. the dress blue uniform. >> he joined the marines at 19 just before 9/11, and was sent tofraq for his first tour o duty. when he came back, he felt different. >> i started feeling ashamed and guilty and depressed. and i didn't know why. >> despite his personal struggles, carlos found the love of his life, sharon. >> we met when i was in college. he had to chase me for a little while, but he wore me down. >> they got married after his second deployment. that's when sharon sai the scars of her husband's bad battle with mental health were eaer to see. >> he was quicker with anger, dn't like to be in crowds.
he was up a lot at night. getting him to admit he had ptsd andre suf from mental health issues was very ha >> i gave up on myself. and i gave up on the idea of ev being happy. i just wanted i to be over. she pulled me through. >> sharon became carlos' full-time care fp giver, encouraging him to try different kinds of therapy. adually, he began to improve. >> i don't want to change what happened to me. and i think t role that i'm supposed to play is giving back because i'm still here. >> i watch my husband wake upy everay and want to battle his demons. and that gives me the motivation i need to fight for him and ght for us. and fight for our family now. >> a familyha tt's grown.
afr nine rounds of fertility treatments, the couple welcomed their little miracle, adeline, a december. >> he'sn amazing father. 's very engaged. he's obsessed with her. >> i was thankful that it happened when it happened because if it would have happened years ago, i don't think i would have been able to be the father that i a >> oh, and this morning, we have carlos, sharon, and little adeline with us. isn't she precious? >> she's precious. >> carlos, it takes so much to go through what you have done, an you have comeut stronger. talk to me about why you still want to volunteer and serve others even still now? >> we were shown all kinds of kindness through our struggles and battles and we just want to give back.ti we're s here. we just want to make sure all the guys, and you know, caregivers out there are -- >> hang on a second. >> dylan has it. >> there's all kinds of guys out there that are still not getting
the help they need, and we just want to make sure we're showinge them that w got help. and i mean, it's not over. we're going to continue to fight. but at the same time, we want to help peoe get in aetter place. >> and sharon, you're a fellow for the dole foundation, an dvocate for the 5.5 million military caregivers. why is that so important to you and how can other families out there get invoed? >> it's so important to advocate on a local level and at a national level just so that those caregivers and those people who identify as caregivers can access resources, like there's a hiddenheroes.org, but also get support from their aighbors. if it's just cup olcoffee. >> it makes a difference, doesn't it? >> it does. >> we told you you were here to honor what you do because you're so thankful, but i don't know if you know, i don't know if you have heard of kristen bell and
dax shepard. they're parents of their own. they have two little ones and they founded a couple called hello bello. ohey came to us with an idea, they wanted help out a deserving military family. we said that's a great idea. we went a out we found you guys. we told them about you guys. they have a message for you. take a l >> hi, "today" show. >> happy independence day. we have been trying to think of a way to say thank you to the service men and women who have fought to keep this country that we love safe. we have decided to slash prices at hello bello.com for all active or retired service men and women. >> forever. forever, you will receive a permanent discount. our very small way of saying thank you,e love this country that we live in. and carlos and sharon, we were so moved by your story, thank you both for your service as veteran, as a caregiver, a as new parent to baby adeline. >> and we want to really pull up the dump truck and spoil you. so w ithout further ado, guys,
bring out the goods. >> we hope r you havem in your car. we hope this lightens your load just a little bit. >> thank you for all you have hi done for t country and for all the caregiving families. hello bello is giving you a year supply of baby essentials. diapers, you name it. >> look at that. >> you can never have enough of those. >> wow. >> what do you think about that? >> we're speechless. >> everything we do is obviously not -- >> emotional. >> thank you for your service. we all know, weer w saying and dylan was saying the same thing. when you have a little one, diapers are expensive. >> everything is. >> diapers, onpes, loti. you have it for a year. >> thank you. >> thank you for coming in and thank you for your service. carlos and sharon and adeline. >> she knows her daddy's crying. >> thank you all so much. >> thank you. here.ank you for being
and welcome back, everyone. nothing puts a damper on a summer night more than swarms of mosquitoes leaving itchy, uncomfortable bug bites. medical contribute dr. natalie azar has tips to keep your next outdoory activitug free. let's start off, how can you try to keep the bugs away in your own home and surrounding areas? >> a couple things you can do at home. have a fan outside with you. two reasonswhy. number one, the fan will disperse odors that mosquitoes are attracted to, and they're also notoriously bad fliers. if you have a fan next to you,
that can help keep them awr. hing to do is wear light colored clothing. mosquitoes are drawn to dark colors. if you see something on you liko a tickr something, it's obviously easier to see. >> i get a lot of bug bites standing outside the white house. i'm just going to prop up a fan. >>nd a reminder, make sure your screens don't have holes in them. it can go a long way. >> repellent. >> we have three product the cdc recommds. deet is the active ingredient in off. that's the toughest stuff. you want to look for 20% to 30% deet. if you are looking for something more natural, one is called oil of lemon eucalyptus which is refined from the eucalyptus tree. that can be used on anybody but not on children under the age of three. >> strong enough? >> very strong. the other one is something that is a synthetic version of something found in the black pepper pl at. this cano be used.
i want to point out that it can be used in pregnant women, in breast feeding women. not to be used in infants under the age of two months. >>thow important to check wi your doctor if you are pregnant? >> i always think it's a good idea. when we had zika a couple years ago, they were very much on board with protecting women from mouito borne illnesses. >> what we have here is an example of clothes that are trted with an insecticide. >> in the actual shirt? >> in the actual clothing. you want to read the label carefully to know how many times you can wash it andt retains its insecticide ability. >> and citronella. >> elunfortun for citronella, if you're relying on this just for mosquito repellent, it's probably not as effective. don't rely on it solely. >> does it wear off? >> usually after 40 minutes, it
ouarts to wear off. you have h of protection with those. >> what about a bug bite? >> if it's painful, you can use an anti-inflammatory or a pain reliever. for itch, i recommend an antihistamine or an ice pack. andne of my favorite things i didn't realize was around for 30 years, sorry, everybody, is after bite, which is baking soda, and a big hit in my houses now. rub it on. >> rub it on and it helps with the itch. aloe and honey, and finally -- >> my biggest fear. ticks. >> ticks. if youo have a tick engorged in your skin. for 36 hours, you want to clean the area with alcohol, you want to take ne-tipped tweezers. you want to go as close to the skin as possible, pull up with a steady motion, not a motion. and i would recommend for anyone had a tick bite, oth your hlth care provider about next steps and what symptoms to look for in the coming weeks. >> great tips, dr. natalie azar.
great to see you and happy fourth. >> coming up next, a red, white, and blue m for your fourth of july gathering. steak, potato salad, a blueberry apple pie. all the best. >> but first, this is "today" on nbc. pie. simpler than itounds. s honey, this gig-speed internet is ridiculou sy fast. we areiously keeping up with the joneses. keeping up with the ford's. keeping up with the garcia's. the romeros. patels. the wahh-the-wahh wolanske's. right. no one is going to have internet like this.
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>> i'm so happy to be here. who would have thought in 1993 when i enlisted i woulde here at 30 rock hanging out with the air force band, you, cooking. i'm happy. look at me.an >> c we do this? i want to see her shoes. >> i have some themed shoes. >> we're ready. >> what are we cooking? >> i thought i would up great your red,e, whit and blue today. everyone already has their menus so i'm going to tell you how to punch it up. for the re if you're making steak or beef, usually people do a salt and pepper thing. i like to do it diffeently. we hav salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, and curry powder. utso think abo curry powder, it's got so much going on. ginger, coriander, cumin. >> it kind of does it for you. it does. what we're going to do is stir it up. the big ticket to making sure your steak i nice and juicy is how you rub. so about a tablespoon at a time. you get it into the flash, and really rub it in.
really rub it in. you can do this now with whatever steak you have in the fridge. wrap it tightly with some plastic wrap, let it hang out in >> for how long? >> up to 12 hours. do it now, but up to 12 hours. ave it room temperature for about two hours before you grill it or get it to your pan. that's another trip. you don't always have to use the grill. you can put the pan on the grill. >> will it still have the same ? tast >> yes, even better, you get a full on 360 flat iron of fire on that, so you're not just getting th grill marks and then the releasing. make sure you also grill all the sides. that means the top, the dbottom he edges right there. >> is it phenomenal? >> curry powder on your steak. >> that rub on thet fatty par of the steak is amazing. >> we only have a minute left. >> really quick, on the white. on the potatoes, if you go to the produce station, you can get potatoes in a bag you zap for
about eight minutes and you're done. zap those. >> and then add somethin >> my charred onion potato salad. you char the onions on the grill, salt and pepper, olive oil. get them in there and get a quick dressing of mayo. everybody loves dressing, right? >> i never heard of doing it this wake. did you make it up? >> you're outside on the grill, why not throw onions on there, mayo, mustard. >> dylan said it's amazing. >> you have your potato salad. >> last but not least, our dessert. >> let me helpou out with the app apple pie, which is blue. just a little sugar, lemon juice. >> i didn't know you put apples with this. >> apples and blueberries work well. if y have fruit at the store, it.ces are apple is in >> they are eating. happy faces over there. how long do you bake that? >> you put it in the oven at
we want to wish you a happy fourth of july. our thanks to the u.s. air this is a news 4 today news break. >> 8:56 is your time now on this thursday, july 4th, 20mo. good rning, everyone. i'll eun yang. there are a lot of road closures around the national mall for the fourth of july events. if you plan on going to today'sv ts, yours best bet is to take metro. metro plans to runear rush hour service at 2:00. that ramped up service will continue after the fireworks and
welcome back. we're in weather alert mode. take a look at this radar. it is not even 9:00 yet and we're starting to see these storms pop. this had lightning, very heavy rain down in southern maryland, charles county. as we head through the afternoon, this will beco more widespread. some of the storms on the strong to severe side. don't forget the rain gear if you're headed outo see any reworks.
♪ fromo studi in rockefeller plaza, this is the "3rd hour of today." and good morning, everyone, welcome to the "3rd hour of today," it is the 4th of july, i'm dylan here with sheinelle and craig. al is off. >> of cose he's off, it's a holiday. >> it's a holiday. >> the only one who has to work is me. of july. th >> we have, if you can see it, fireworks going off behind us. >> which is so gbed use i can never stay up late for the fireworks. this is the closest. >> you can watch them on tv and dvr. >> it's so late. >> what better way to mark independence day in classic american fashion than with food. >> oh, yes. >> this food comes straigh