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>> n don't remember thisber of people being arrested all at once and so it's extremely unusual for a sweep to be made with this number of arrests. >> reporter: with holding specifics as the marine corps investigates, officials confirm the arrests came after information was gained from a previous human smuggling investigation. on july 5th, two marines were charged with transportation of certain aliens for financial gain after investigators say they agreed to transport three mexican tizens for $8,000. with the possibility of additional charges, thear mines say none took part in the southwest border support missio and those arrested are junior enlisted. 16 accused of breaking the law and betraying their always faithful. those marines who were arrested and the other marines pulled aside for questioning are with ncis investigators.s this matter being handled in the military court system, not
the civilian one. frances? >> miguel, thank ys. >> t morning investigators are looking into several theories after millionaire financier jeffrey etein was found mysteriously injured in his jail cell. sources say he had marks on his neck. thencident comes exactly one week after the accused sex trafficker was denied bail. here's nbc's stephanie gosk. >> reporter: jeffrey epstein was found on the floor of his cell semi conetious in the fal position with marks around his neck. there are conflicting explanations from multiple law enforcement sources. one theory is epstein tried to take his own life. another is that the 66-year-old faked a suicide to try to get transferred from this notorious jail in manhattan. but the possibility that epstein was attacked is also being considered. two people familiar with the incident tell nbc'sew york station that epstein shared a cell with nick tartarlioni, a former police officer accused of
murder. his lawyer said his client was questioned but is not a suspect. >> he did knowing wrong at all, gnd he's not being investigated for doing anythinwrong. he's not been accused of doing anything wrong. >> reporter: a judge denied epstein's bail after he pleaded not guilty to sex trafficking l charges,ving him locked up until coial. a sharp rast to life in his luxury homes in new mexico, new york, and the caribbean. local zoning permits show epstein was expanding his compound from this island to a second one bought in 2016. virgin island is public property but jeffrey etein made it ear that the rest of this island is not. he's been doing construction here on the great saint jam up until his arrest really. we're told thishite shed was built only a few months w ago. epstein may never be back the rest of his life coulds fe coul behind bars. stephanie gosk, nbc news >> a suspect is in a custodyer a killing spree heldos lngeles
in suspense. at least six people were shot and four of them were killed in a shooting that took place across three locations here's nbc's mollie hunter >> reporter: the suspect is now in custody after a deadleey shooting spr across los angeles. >> he is armed with a .9 millimeterigh point semi auto. >> reporter: s.w.a.t. teams closing in later capturing police say hwent to an saragosa. apartment in the san fernando brother and father, and wounding his mother raiding the buildi next to me and i just saw ten police officers with guns, rifles and handguns going crazy gas station in north hollywood, he shot two people killing two people and leaving the other in criticon conditi on the run from there, he attempted to rob someone at an atm. then police say the same man boarded a bus tinearby, shoong a 6th person at close range. even asking people for clothes
as he ran. lice have now confirmt the person shot on the bus has now died after that shooting, police tracked down the suspect walkina on a ny street authorities took him down by tasering him police now seeking to question him in connection with at least four murders across the san fernando valley. >> thankto mollie hunter for that report. >> congress kicks off its six-week august recess today and house members wrapped up business by passing a senate will stayal session next week to vote on that measure nbc's tracie potts is in d.c. with the latest. tracie, good morning that budget deal didn't exactly sale through the house despite support from theresident himself. >> reporter: no, it didn't, because most members of his own party republicans voted against it, particularly conservatives they are concerned about the spendingth, reigning in e spending this is a budget that covers two years that boosts spending for both theilitary and domestic programs
that's something the democrats wanted it's one of the reasons why they supported it this was president trump's reaction to the house passing this budget. he tweeted that it was a good deal, eaat he was plsed to announce it. great for the military and the vets a big thank you. now, we'll seehat happens with e senate the house is going home for six weeks on their summer break. the senate is going to take this up already we're hearing from republicans saying they'll do the opposite of their colleagues on the other side and support it they're going to stick around another week in washington to try to get this done another bipog int, this budget deal prevents the u.s. from defaulting on its bt we were getting close to that limit. phillip? >> alltr right, ie, thank you. >> eye new study suggests melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer has spiked in women. washington university shows rates have increased 800% among women ages 18 to 39 between 1970
and 2009 thpossible blame may be the continued use of tanning beds which causes more than 400,000 cases of melanoma each year. >> a dangerous heat wave is burning up much of europe. unprecedented highs were record in france, the netherlands, germany and belgium. in paris where it reachehed a 1 degrees, t fountains next to the eiffel tower became a hot spot for cooling o experts are warning that the record shattering heat could cause the damaged ceiling of the neater dame to completely collapse air conditioning is arce in many of these areas making the intense heat all the more dangerous. france reports suggests at leasi deaths may have resulted from the high temperatures so far. >> meanwhile in this country, alaska has warmed twe as fast as the rest of the world in the arst 50 now the summer heat is setting new records in the southern part of the state nbc's kevin tibbles went to alaska to see the effects firsthand. >> reporter: alaska's blue white
giants are dying falling to rising temperatures in the 49th state. >> 34 degree wat recently melted ice and snow. >> reporter: the guide tours on the massive spencer glacier. >> in 2009 we used to be able to step onto the ice from the end of the trail >> reporter: we have to kayak to thaway himably making our way pasce a icebergs that have broken off. >> perhaps as recently as 30 right now would have been under hundreds of feet of ice. >> reporter: klhe has come to se the ice mass thousands of years old. >> this is the warm est month any year for this regionra >> reporter: anchoge set a new record at 90 degrees forest fires leave a haze that hangs in the air fisheries, a $6 billion industry, are jeopardized. and the ice keeps lting. a helicopter is now the only way
to reach the top they say the spencer receives 100 feet a yisr. ths a phenomenal place of natural beauty the tragedy is it's disappearing before our very eyes the tour business ascending path is also receding >> i love the esthetic of what melted water creates, but the cause of it is heart breaking. >> reporter: with more carbon in the atmosphere, it's getting hotter a melting glaciers. causing water levels worldwide to rise. >> in many otherlaces, you can't see those changes. but they're occurring. climate change is affecting everybody. >> the glacier is a bit like the canary in the coal mine. >> reporter: monuments from the ice age now in retreat kevin tibbles, nbc news, in the national forest, alaska. >> tragedy is the right word for it happening right before our eyes. we can't see it happening,wh slowly, but a shame >> what a shame. you know, these spots, portage
glacier, keen eye peninsula, are adtor -- cldhi i'm frohom odanc. and we would drive to these glaciers thinking we were going on vacation. it is a really unfortunate situation. and the time that i spent there, we've never seen temperatures like that. so this is just unreal here. but they're kind of getting back to reality here. cooler temperatures are starti to make their way in daytime highs are slightly below normal but on record, we're going to continue to see temperatures increase throughout the rest of the summer w the rest of the country, we do still have storm systemins tt are flowg through florida here northern florida, you're going to see up to onein to 2 es throughout the weekend but unfortunately, this continues for west palm beach all the way intoaytona beach throughout your weekend. that's a look at the big weather story of the day now here's a closer look at your day ahead. we're going to continue to see sunshine building across central texas, but highs are
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