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good morning. where did it come from? a teenager seriously injured after accidentally jumping on a firework in new york central park. a search to find who put it there and why. a suicide breaking over tphaoeult night, a suicide bomber in saudi arabia. an attack at a u.s. consulate in saudi arabia. in baghdad the death develop climbing from a truck bomb in a busy shopping area. chilling revelation. the father of the boy who was killed by an alligator at disney world reportedly told emergency crews he was
how the park is responding. an . >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller welcome to today on this fourth of july, monday morning. take a look at the ceremonial brass who will be sharing today on the show. the marlins and braves game and talk about a field of dreams. how symbolic. what a great way of showing support to the troops. >> we have seen some basketball games on aircraft carriers and now we
our top story this morning, the investigation into the bizarre explosion. >> reporter: good morning. that young man is listed in stable condition this morning after what was a frightening incident in a city that is on heightened alert this holiday. chaos and confusion in central park, new york. friends up in arms after another friend was injured. it was a small explosion off the beaten path. 19-year-old, conner gold, stepping down from a rock and stepping on a homemade fire work. police say
responsible for the fire work. >> there's not to grandson is s. >> this is a life changing thing for this poor young man. >> reporter: bomb sniffing dogs noses to the ground searching for evidence. an unsettling sight to new yorkers and tourists alike. >> this is a very odd circumstance. >> reporter: nationwide, cities are stepping up security for the fourth of july holiday. in boston, police are monitoring dozens of surveillance cameras looking for any suspicious activity. in miami, the coast guard is keeping a close eye on the waters making sure boaters are safe at sea. and in los angeles, a noticeable increase in police officers and dogs at l.a.x. behind the scenes, tactical units aimed at preventing any
potential attack. the goal nationwide, a safe independence day with no unexpected fireworks. here in new york, millions are expected to gather around the city to watch the fireworks. there will be . there will be thousands of police officers watching, too. natalie and willie. >> thank you. displays for millions of americans. dylan is in for al and has the first check of the holiday forecast. what are we looking at? >> areas seeing rain the last couple days, like down through st. louis and kentucky, those areas will still deal with more rain. this is the setup we have. this is the setup we have. almost a stalled front. you have this humidity streaming in from the spout and that means some of the storms and downpour that develops, a lot of rain falls in a short period of time so that's why we have the flash flood
last through the day today across kentucky and into west virginia. we have the pockets of heavier rain training over the same areas that we have been seeing for the last couple of days, and we are going to see increased chances of heavier rain, even as far east as washington, d.c. that could affect the fireworks a little bit. as we go into tomorrow, spotty showers and storms. looks like this area, right through louisville kentucky stretching over into parts of eastern and central west virginia, and just to give you an idea of the forecast for fireworks. washington, d.c., that's where we could see a couple scattered storms, and denver and atlanta looks okay, and pretty warm, too, and temperatures around 77 and right in the zone where if it's been wet it will stay wet.
>> new york? >> a sprinkle. can you handle it? >> yes, the show goes on. and a terror attack in saudi arabia, and isis is claiming responsible. nbc's chief correspondent, bill neely reports. >> terrible news from iraq and break news from saudi arabia. a suicide bomber got to within 30 feet of the walls before blowing himself up. it's the latest in a string of islamist attacks across half a dozen of countries. controlled explosions outside the u.s. consulate this morning, after a suicide bomber was stopped in his car by two suicide men. detonated his bomb but nobody in the contt
iraq was hit with the worst suicide attack this year and the death toll is 165. this was a busy shopping area, packed with people preparing to celebrate the holiday of e, when a truck packed with explosives was driven into a building. iraq's prime minister visited the scene, but his car was heckled. among the 20 dead at this restaurant where three teenagers, one draped in the stars and stripes. one was a citizen from miami and studying at emery university, and both were 18. they died with their fr
indian studying at berkeley. >> i was shocked and immediately started crying and i have been pretty numb. >> isis is joined on on are are are are are are are are are are are . it is global, and for most muslims, it's a total perversion of their holy month. >> touching so many different parts of the world. thank you. to the presidential race now and a busy holiday weekend for both candidates. hillary clinton has been interviewed by the fbi over her e-mails while donald trump sparked an uproar with a controversial new tweet. let's start with kelly
>> this is a big week for hillary clinton. she will visit several critical battleground states. tomorrow in north carolina, clinton will be campaigning with president obama, and this weekend you might say there were political fireworks with the highly anticipated visit to the fbi. hillary clinton's one-of-a-kind holiday weekend. saturday morning headed to fbi headquarters in washington and then saturday night, a ticket to broadway hit "hamilton" with friends and the former president. >> i have been eager to do it. >> clinton said the justice department did not tell her when the investigation will be over. >> i have no knowledge. anytime line. this is entirely up to the
husband's controversial private visit with attorney general. >> both the attorney general and my husband said they would not do it again, although it was from all accounts an exchange of phr pleasant trees. inappropriate w justice department's investigation is ongoing. donald trump stirring the cons the system is rigged. still unknown when the investigation will end and will voters trust the outcome? joe biden telling national public radio the white house has ed
>> the easy accusation would be biden is vice president and probably put pressure on one of the government agencies to keep that from happening and the pedestrian and i have kept our hands off completely. will there be a decision made before the two party conventions this month? the questionnaire filled out to those being considered for a nominee will not be return you had, and that means the decision for those two important jobs is still way off. and then kasie hunt has the latest. >> this fourth of july weekend, donald trump is under fire for yet another tweet, this one that some are
mittic. the image shows hillary clinton, a pile of money and what appears to be the star of david. immediately denounced by some as anti-saw mittic. and the campaign quickly changed the star to a circle and without a formal explanation trump's former campaign manager defending him. ppeared on twitte two weeks ago posted by a user that promoted other racist im e image imagery. >> i have many, many friends from israel and jewish friends. >> reporter: on sunday, trump's account praise ed praised
talked about how jared kushner is jewish and so are still of his grandchildren. >> my daughter is about to have a beautiful, in fact, kushner has become an influential person in the campaign. >> vice president joe biden talking about newt gingrich. >> trump said he needs a vice president that understands washington because he knows he doesn't. >> in new jersey over the weekend, mike pence taking a private meeting at trump golf club. >> we just had a great visit with the trumps, as nothing was offered and nothing was accepted. >> also said to be on the short list, new
christie and jeff sessions. >> this is all up to donald trump. he will pick who he wants. >> sources caution that trump's unpredictable style means you never know, there's always a chance that he could pick somebody that would surprise all of us. busy weekend for both of the candidates. let's break it down and start with hillary clinton and the fbi interview. how do we think she did, or how are they portraying how she did and will this change the narrative. >> i don't detect any worry from her aides on how it went. if she is not indicted despite the controversy over her husband's meeting, it will not hurt her politically. lawyers still say she might have done something bad but not necessarily a crime. >> in
she admitted for the first time that trust is a problem for her and the polls bare that out. does that concern her and does this fbi investigation a piece of that? >> it's a huge piece of that. there have been years and years of questions, and some based on her own errors and some on the scrutiny. if she is president to have a chance to runite the country. the biggest barrier is people don't trust her. >> as much as she is trying to regain her trust and turn the corner along with big events this past week, and with though she is still being dogged by these constant questions about bill
how much damage was done by that? >> a lot of damage. undermining the integrity of the outcome she hopes to have, which is no indictment. if there's a recommendation that she's not indicted i think we will hear from the head of fbi, when you have a no prosecution, i think we will hear more to try and overcome people's suspicions based on the meeting which everybody now agrees was ill-advised. >> we heard the list of potential vise president hopefuls with donald trump. which way do you suspect trump goes? what kind of person does she need to counter balance him? >> one, somebody who every person needs
who is qualified. second, i think at this point he needs something that energized the campaign, gingrich or christie, can they energize? probably not somebody like pence. >> if you were a betting man your money would be on? >> i never bet on things i cover but i get the feeling that one or both candidates will pick somebody who has not been speculated about. >> maybe some head fakes. >> the press will believe anything. >> happy fourth to everybody. >> thank you. history was made at ft. bragg, california, last night. the first ever professional sporting event at a u.s. mill tear gee
active duty personnel. the game was played in front of members of the military and their families and money for the newly constructed stadium was provided for the major league baseball, and the marlins won, 5-2. keep it going. >> yeah, a three-game series over the fourth of july weekend. >> in the makeup room natalie said if you build it they will come and they did. nice across new england and also the northwest and the southwest, too, but we are going to see a chance of scattered showers and storms especially down through the ohio and tennessee river valley, something we will certainly keep an eye out for because flash flood watches are out there.
good morning. cloudy skies in washington right now and there's a lot of rain just down to the south and west, and it's moving in our direction so have your rain plan ready to go, nothing heavy just yet but the heaviest and steadiest of the rain is likely between noon and 6:00 this evening and the rain should be tapering off in time for the fireworks at 9:00, but still a cloudy sky, and temperatures in the 60s and in the low to mid-70s this afternoon with the rain. >> that's your latest forecast. thank you. just ahead what theat
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good morning. it's 7:26 on this independence day, 2016. i am aaron gilchrist. >> molette green is at the national mall ahead of today's celebrations. >> reporter: good morning. shut down for the security sweep happening to keep visitors safe once they get here, and they are using k-9 teams to sweep the area, the grassy areas and everything all around it. we will say that park police should be done by 10:00 a.m. when the checkpoints are set to open to the public. back to you.
good morning. we have a hrout of clouds in place already this morning and rain chances are going to continue to move up as we go through the morning and into the afternoon, and heaviest and steadiest during the middle of the afternoon, and the heavy rain should be coming to an end, should be coming to an end and it will still be cloudy and i can't give you an all-dry for the fireworks tonight, but the pockets of rain should be moving out, but for now we are waiting on the heavier rain to move in and temperatures in the mid and upper 60s across the area, and 70 at national airport and 67 in warrenton. rain hopefully coming to an end by 8:00 or 9:00 this evening and another chance for rain tomorrow morning and even
thunderstorm tomorrow afternoon. back into the 90s starting on wednesday. another news update in about 20 minutes. >> now back to the "today" show. you had some blocks and you had major thoroughfares and corridors that were just totally pitch black. those things had to change. we wanted to restore our lighting system in the city. you can have the greatest dreams in the world, but unless you can finance those dreams, it doesn't happen. at the time that the bankruptcy filing was done, the public lighting authority had a hard time of finding a bank. citi did not run away from the table like some other bankers did. citi had the strength to help us go to the credit markets and raise the money. it's a brighter day in detroit. people can see better when they're out doing their tasks. young people are moving back in town. kids are feeling safer while they walk to school. and folks are making investments and the community is moving forward.
but they're not out for long. they're coming back. back now at 7:30 on this july 4th back now at 7:30 on this july fourth. a wonderful crowd outside, and kicking off their holiday weekend with us here in manhattan. >> a teenager from virginia in stable condition this morning after he stepped on what police describe as a homemade fire work in central park. investigators do not believe the teen or his friends had anything to do with building the explosive and they also stress there's no evidence it was an act of terrorism. and a massive new fire in the calabasas area over the weekend forcing people to evacuated. several
california closed today because of a toxic green algae bloom, and touching it can cause rashes, blisters and other health issues. and the father who tried to save his son told authorities that another gator attacked him during the incident. >> a report by the "orlando sentinel" is shedding light on the horrifying attack here at disney painting a picture of a father trying to save his son and the allegation that a second alligator may have been involved in the attack. this morning chilling new details about the horrific attack at disney world. in an e-mail to
captain tom wellins said matt graves had lacerations from teeth, and he was persuaded to seek medical attention. the father described the experience telling how another gator attacked him as his son was being pulled into the water. >> during this 16-hour search for the boy, at least five alligators were found and killed and the toddler's body was discovered intact 15 yards from the show and he died from drowning and traumatic injuries. and he told supervisors about the parents' heartbreak and love for this child. adding that the mother
referring to him as her happy boy. the family that held a funeral for the child last month is not commenting and the nebraska natives had been staying at the grand floriden resort and spa. since then disney world raised fence around the lake warning visitors of alligators and snakes. in their most recent public statement they said disney was reinforcing training with its employees for alligator sightings and expanding its communication to its guests. >> thank you so much. your heart breaks even more just knowing all of this new information, all of these details for the poor graves family. >> to hear them talking about their happy boy makes it more painful. a case of mistaken identity at a hotel that
>> police released body camera video showing a businessman's arrest at gunpoint and they responded claiming a man dressed in traditional clothes was a terrorists pledging allegiance to isis. this morning the police releasing this body cam video showing officers carrying assault rifles rushing the hotel entrance as they confront a businessman from abu dhabi in traditional dress. the clerk panicked after seeing the man in the hotel lobby speaking on his phone in arabic and reportedly pledging his allegiance, or something, to isis. >> grab his hands and cuff him up. cover!
ground handcuffing him and searching his clothes and wallet and taking off his shoes to check his feet. he appeared to speak limited english trying to tell the officers he is a tourists. >> i am good. >> it's not that. that's right. >> ten minutes into the encounter police finding no cause to make an arrest allowed him to stand up and he collapsed then on the pavement. >> you okay? >> he was later taken to the hospital as a precaution, and following an incident in a face-to-face meeting over the weekend, the town's mayor and police chief publicly apologized. >> it is a very regrettable circumstance that occurred to you and you should not have been put in that situation like you were. >> in response to the
they summoned in single u.s. diplomat to discuss the matter. let's get another check of the weather right now. dylan is in from al. >> a personal forecast for you, willie. all the people will see clouds work in a little bit and there's a chance we might see a sprinkle, but that's it. temperatures up to 78 degrees with light winds. if you see the sprinkles, feel it, it's nothing to worry about because it's not going to get that much heavier. and heat through texas and into parts of louisiana, and it's not just high temperatures but the humidity, and it's a feels-like temperature from 105 to 110 in some areas. and new orleans, it will feel like 103, and even across
southeast, tallahassee will feel like 90 degrees, and temperatures will be staying hot. little rock by thursday you will hit 100 degrees, and atlanta in the lower 90s, and charleston south carolina in the upper 90s and washington, d.c., by the time we get to thursday temperatures will be in the mid-90s with higher humidity making it a bit uncomfortable. midland texas, staying above 100 degrees, and again, even warmer feels like temperatures. that's what the weather is like across the country and now here's a peek out your window. >> still waiting on the rain to move in but it will move in in the next couple hours and right now in the mid to upper 60s across the area, and 40% of light rain by 9:00 and 80% chance by noontime. heaviest and steadiest likely between noon and 5:00 or 6:00 this evening, and should be able to get the steady rain out of here for the fireworks, and it's goingbe
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good morning. it's 7:56 on this fourth of july. in the news today, thousands will enjoy the fourth of july on the national mall tonight and there are eight security checkpoints. and the capital concert starts at 8:00 and fireworks starts at 9:00. and the parade route this morning begins at 7th street and ends at 17th north west. metro rail closes at midnight tonight and trains are running on a saturday schedule until 2:00 this afternoon, and then ramp up to near rush hour service levels. bicycles and large coolers will not be allowed and metro bus runs on a saturday schedule. we will get a check on your holiday forecast next. stay with us. oh-ooh-ooooh. ♪
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spectacular. pit bull, and meghan trainor, and starts at 7:00. promising the biggest they have had. >> on the east river. he big centennial. >> we have a lot to get to in this half hour. let's get a check of the top stories. an investigation under way into a bizarre explosion in new york central park that seriously injured a virginia teenager. the young man jumped from a rock and landed on what police believe was a homemade firework that exploded severing his left foot. he's in stable condition. police are trying to determine how the firework got there and when but they say there's no indication it was an act of terrorism. >> hillary clinton is about to get high profile help on the campaign trail. tomorrow president obama joins her for the first time in north
carolina. she met 3 1/2 hours, and also defended her husband's private visit with attorney general, loretta lynch. >> hindsight is 2020, and both the attorney general and my husband have said they would not do it again although it was from all accounts that i have heard and seen an exchange of pleash z pleasantries. w may be over. donald trump is facing criticism for a tweet sent over the weekend. an image shows hillary clinton, a pile of money and what appears to be a star of david. his trump's campaign quickly changed it to a circle after some complained the original treat was anti-semitic. the anti-defamation league is calling on trump
boaters rushed to help. all three people onboard survived and were able to get out before the plane sank and investigators are trying to find out what went wrong. nasa is getting ready for a close encounter with skwraoup inner. traveling at about 150,0 miles hour. scientists hope to learn more about the planet and the history of the entire solar system. how about this for a fourth of july story. an army veteran from minnesota taking his patriotism to new heights. saving a bald eagle that was stuck in a tree with a rope wrapped around its foot. had been there for more than two
firefighters or anybody else to rescue, so galvin used a rifle to shoot through rope, about 150 shots later, the eagle broke free and was taken to an animal hospital where it's now recovering. >> that's a great story. two tours in afghanistan, and nicked away at the rope. >> how fantastic is that? >> happy sharp shooter for sure. the new drug just approved to help your dog cope with the fireworks, and another way to calm your pets's fears. >> and the cub scout camp sponsored by hooters. it has hit a nerve with parents. >> i guess so. a big milestone online for katy perry after this.
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we're back at 8:08. your family probably looking forward to tonight's firework display. >> it's a different story for your family pet. >> that's right. they may be beautiful but the reality is when it comes to firework displays, your pets hear the noise and it's scary. fireworks rank up there with thunderstorms as the top causes for anxiety for dogs. they're a mainstay of every fourth of july celebration and enough to send your dog howling for the hills. in a recent survey, 44% of dog owners reported their dog had some aversion to loud noises and shelters say the fifth of july is the busiest day of the year because so many dogs run away from
>> rain, thunder, fireworks. >> definitely gets nervous around fireworks. >> reporter: the problems can range from mild anxiety to severe phobia. when theresa fisher adopted stella, she never dreamed her normally happy go lucky pup would be so traumatized by loud noises. >> she would try to get away from wherever the source of the noise was. really upsetting for me to see and not be able to remedy the situation. >> reporter: a doctor says some dogs are so scared they need anti-anxiety medication just like humans. all to help calm dogs and a new drug was just approved by the fda specifically to help dogs cope with fireworks. but the doctor warns prescription meds only work ahead of time. there are some medication free ways to help your dog cope. >> dogs during the fourth of july have been known to
from places that they otherwise wouldn't be able to. >> reporter: a dog trainer says make sure your dog cannot run away. >> they can dig under a fence line. they've been known to jump through windows to escape. >> reporter: try comfort products. >> put it on your dog a number of hours before so they have a chance to calm down well before the festivities begin. >> reporter: and finally, put your dog in a small windowless room. >> giving them a cave-like area in your house typically the best area is a bathroom because it has tile flooring and it's cool. >> reporter: as for stella, theresa says it takes drugs and noise canceling headphones to keep her dog's panic under control. if you have a new dog and not sure how he'll react tonight, experts say be prepared. keep him inside and be ready with a towel handy. if
wrap that towel and hold him closely and tightly to your body. you don't want to pet the dog to reward their behavior and you don't want to get hurt. >> what do we think around the table? >> my dog is fine. fireworks going off last night and she was fast asleep. totally fine. >> morgan, thank you. let's get a check of the holiday forecast right now. dylan has it again for us. >> we'll see pretty we are going to see decent weather for most of the fireworks, and in the northeast we are going to -- sorry, in the southeast we will see a couple spotty thunderstorms in dallas, and it's going to be hot, and tonight, spotty storms in dallas but most areas across the southeast are looking good for your fireworks, especially as we go into this evening. in w
temperatures mainly cooler, right along the coast, about 61 degrees in san francisco, and 68 in seattle, and denver degettin up to 91 degrees. fireworks are looking good out that way as well, and we are looking at maybe spotty showers in pittsburgh but washington, d.c., cloudy and damp all day, and then this evening looking at a chance for scattered showers and storms about 77. and areas back through the midwest, especially into chicago looks good and a little cloudy about 82 degrees, and st. louis and cincinnati, you guys have been stuck in the rain and will see a little more rain today and maybe clearing out for fireworks as the whole system moves east. that's a look across the country. it's a cloudy start outside. temperatures in the mid to upper 60s right
radar shows drizzle and light rain inside the capital beltway but the steadier rain to the south and west and look at all the rain coming in our direction, so have your rain backup plan ready to go, and the nationals game may be in a rain delay, and back into the 80s tomorrow and then the 90s after that. >> and that's your latest forecast. >> thank you very much. time for a fourth of july trending. >> are you ready, guys? >> two groups that you probably never expect to hear in the same sentence, the cub scouts and hooters. and the training program for boys and the racy restaurants known for among other things, its wings. and hooters sponsored a day camp, and one mom told the local media she was
people wearing hooters visors. hooters approached them about a partnership, and despite the controversy hooters said we enjoyed volunteering our time and look forward to future events. er your time. >> they didn't look racy. well dressed. >> summer camp is awesome. i want >> mom, summer camp is awesome. >> it's a restaurant that likes to celebrate owls. >> good times. what are your prebed rituals. president obama callsi
he spends four or five hours by himself, reading letters from americans, working on speeches and playing words with friends on his ipad. his one late-night indulgence, every night he has exactly seven lightly salted almonds. he lines them up, seven. >> it's the perfect snack size. >> just pop them in. >> would it be an offense if you stole one of those. >> not really an indulgence. this is a wrist band that let's you know when you have had enough to drink. going to use it this weekend,
this is the first wearable alcohol monitor, and it's measures ethanol molecules reading the gauge to read your alcohol content. >> i wonder what that mean read right now on all of you guys? >> for the record, i am totally clean. >> if you are out and thinking about driving home from a party, i would imagine that would be good. >> i imagine it would take time for the molecules to escape from your skin. >> i don't know. some people you can smell it right away. let's go to carson for a look at pop star on this fourth of july. >> nick jonas and demi lovato, remembering the victims of the pulse nightclub shooting. r to t. she's fantastic.
victims scrolled behind them and surprised pulse employees with tickets to the show. good story there. on a lighter note, katy perry marking a social media milestone. already the most followed person on twitter. now she's officially the first person to hit 90 million followers. twitter marking the occasion saying it's time to party. how did katy respond? dang, this is tight. then revealing how she spent her night celebrating. katy said everyone having a lit friday night and i'm here examining the nose pore remover i just used. we are going to play a game right now. i'll put up a screen grab from a music video and you see if you can name the song just based on the image. here's
there you go. >> 2006. shakira. nice job, everybody. here's the next musical video screen grab. classic. >> year 2000. name the song. >> back street boys. >> no. 'nsync is correct. no strings attached. looking for the song. "it's going to be me." >> i used to love this video. >> let's move on. i play that video too much. i'll turn it off now. >> crazy came out in 2006. great song. one more for you guys. we'll hear crazy. >> beyonce "back i
>> crazy love. >> that's correct. this is on beyonce's record. classic. >> i feel like '80s videos i get. that's when i watched. >> tom petty. >> that's your pop start today. happy fourth. >> very good, carson. to a growing trend in hospitals across the country when it comes to how newborns are cared for after delivery. >> many hospitals doing away with traditional baby nurseries. >> when it comes to having baby, everyone's experience is different. many want to keep mothers close never leaving their side during delivery and others would rather have the nurse take the baby for a while so they can rest but now hospitals are pushing back, mom, unless it's urgent,
stay with you. this is where babies traditionally go after they're born. there's a growing trend moms to be should know. many hospitals are doing away with traditional baby nurseries. it's known as baby friendly initiative and it may come to a hospital near you. the main objective the main objective to encourage moms to breast-feed and bond more with their newborns by staying in the room around the clock. >> if you are not available to hear the prefeeding cries. >> by the end of next year, there will be an estimated 530 hospitals, and that's about one in four births in america, and massachusetts general hospital in boston is among them. >> the research is abundant and it shows the benefits of keeping a mom and baby together in their room really creates an environment is that the healthiest for the baby and mothers.
>> i think that's the best fit for us. we always have us here and next to us, and you know, anything that she needs she's right here. >> but other parents say not so fast, when she gave birth to her son, she already had a toddler at home and was exhausted and after 48 hours of labor and no sleep, she wanted a nurse to take her newborn for a bit so she could rest but with the new practice, she ended up in an argument. >> i asked if she could take her to the nursery for a few hours so we could get sleep, she said no it was policy, and i explained the situation, i need to get sleep for me and my mental sanity and she would not take the baby. >> and amy is a harvard-trained obgyn, and an author. >> it's being marketed as friendly to babies.
>> the issue is choice. if the mother wants to send the baby to the nursery, then she should have the choice to do that. absolutely women should have support in breast-feeding and absolutely they should be taught all about it but if a woman decides it's not for her, it's not for us to tell her she has to do it. >> crihristie ana agrees. >> it doesn't work for everybody. you can encourage it and support it as much as you want but need to provide options to decide not to or get a few hours of rest. >> we reached out to the american congress and they are in favor of breastfeeding but also say all providers should respect the decisions. if you cs
how nurses will care for you and your baby. if the baby is staying with you around the clock, it helps to have someone with you for support and if you're a parent, don't assume your experience will be the same as last time. first child, no. second one, a lot of people feel like if they have a toddler at home, they want their rest. that's why it's important to find out in advance. we talked to a lot of parents, no, i want babies here all the time. >> having options and a great nursing staff that knows and supports you. >> nurses make the world go round. >> absolutely. that's the key. dylan? >> i've got it all written down. ready to go. dylan was leaning into that story like i never seen her lean in. >> all of a sudden i care about all these stories. coming up, everything you need t
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here on the show. an annual tradition. >> part of tradition on fourth of july shows. they'll be with us at the fireworks tonight as well. also coming up this hour, it's not too late to host the holiday party. we have quick, easy very last-minute projects to add red, white and blue to your festivities. >> a lot of food. chef kim love is here. he has a great chicken under the brick recipe. it could become your favorite side dish. buffalo cauliflower. >> so good. >> i never tried it. >> healthy buffalo wings. first, dylan everybody needs to know the weather for tonight. it looks like we are going to see decent weather across the northeast, the southeast and out west, too. the early part of this week like we have seen over the weekend, most of the rain is back through the ohio and tennessee river valleys, and by midweek down through the mid-atlantic
see stronger storms especially in michigan and ohio and back through western pennsylvania and stretching into west virginia as well. as for temperatures, above normal and it will be replaced by above normal temperatures when the sun comes back out, and heat advisoried because of the extreme heat. and up through new york city we are going to be in the 90s if you have been missing them so it will be heating up by the end of the week. that's a look across country. here's your planner for your fourth of july forecast, temperatures in the upper 60s to near 70 now with light rain moving back into the area and best chance for steady rain is noon and 6:00, and rain should be tapering off around 9:00 which is the time the fireworks
guarantee. we will stay in the 70s with the rain today and 80s tomorrow but 90s are back on wednesday for the rest of the week. >> and that's your latest forecast. carson? the secret lives of pests from our sister station. let's get to a couple tweets. amanda tweeting in, not what i expected to see when i got back from the grocery. and not sure what jake thinks about it, and provided plenty of evidence there, as well. and oh, that's not a good idea. keep your pets avideos and phots coming in, and be sure and catch "the secret life of
you probably know durant from his popular morning show and artist of the month segment from kathie lee and hoda. famer his home in new york to talk about his career, life outside the studio and what his future >> 20 years, elvis, did it go by in a blink or feel like it has been 20 for you? >> my mom said, the old you you get the faster it goes. it has been lightning speed. >> during his show, he has featured icons. who is your favorite guest, all-time? >> gaga is a great example. she said, oh, my god, i grew up listening to you, and
that's lady gaga. >> she said that to you? >> yeah, and that was kind of weird. >> as a young child elvis knew he wanted to be on the radio. >> i was a loaner little kid and didn't fit into boy scouts or sports or whatever, and i had play-like scenarios -- i started my own little radio station in my closet and we hooked it up to a little transmitter that you could hear a block away, and i did a radio show my block could hear. >> 14 was the first time you did it? >> yeah, 14 years old, a little station nobody listened to, and it was a great place to earn. >> you wound up at
>> our morning show, 88 cities across the country, and now our morning show is on the radio station that fired me. >> living his life on the radio for listeners five days a week, sharing highs, lows, and milestones, from being -- the world trade center is on fire. >> losing around 100 pounds, and coming out during a live broadcast. >> you also did something -- i don't think you planned it but one day you were on the radio, and i think it was 2010 and you came out about your sexuality. >> yeah. >> you didn't wake up and say today is the day? >> i never lied about who i am about being a gay tkpweu, i just never talked about it. i was thrusts out into the dating world and i thought a
relatable to everybody. >> after that day, and you looked around at your crew and what was your reaction among the group? >> it was mixed. some people were like, oh, my god. and then there was that one weirdo, i didn't know. you didn't know? okay, right. hello? nothing but support. >> for the past six years, he has been in a seriously relationship with a zookeeper named alex. >> when you are not working and have a free moment, what would you do if you had a window around. >> i always had music, and even when i am alone, those are my favorite times to be with my guy. i would rather be with him than alone. >> with more than 30 years in the business, on the hollywood walk of fame next year. what do you see ahead down the ro
crew. what the do you see down the runway? >> as long as i'm doing this and as long as i have people i love and trust around me, working with great people i see myself doing that forever. >> forever. >> yeah. >> congratulations to elvis duran on 20 years. we do love him. >> i grew up in new york listening to him on z100. great guy. coming up next, fourth of july party ideas. simple things that you can put together this morning that will make neighbors think you've been planning it for weeks. this is "today" on nbc.
i'm glad to see you. >> last minute for today and tonight. let's get started. we'll do kid activities. make your parade perfect. this is a wagon for the toddlers. they love to ride in here. simple craft paper. i pinwheeled it. we sprayed the wagon with glow in the dark spray so tonight your wagon can be lit up. >> after the parade is over keep the kids in the cart and pull them along. bike, same idea here. >> we decorated the bike. these are easy. these are simple cupcake wrappers. glue them on. this is simple craft paper. you can have your kids draw stars or stripes. >> streamers on the wheel. >> let's move on over here. >> let's talk about
patriotic lawn as well. this is a spray paint? >> this is spray chalk. you don't have to do your lawn. you can do an entranceway to your house. it works on concrete. this is a star stencil. take it out and cut it out of cardboard. we'll spray it. you can use chalk, too. >> great thing about this is that you just then can hose it down and it comes right out. >> it will wash away in the first rain. >> well done. i love that. >> let's talk about picnic baskets. a great thing to prepare for kids, right? >> a wonderful thing to prepare. i love giving your child something to do. noise makers. cracker jacks. these are glow sticks. i love lighting my kids
night. put red on your head so i know where you are. and then these are july 4th printables. you will light up the night. this is just blue and white m & ms. twizzle twizzlers. >> you got printables where? >> online. google july 4th, you'll have a plethora of ideas that come up for you. >> fantastic. let's move over here to the dessert. >> we can eat and drink. this is a wonderful idea going to a party or having a party at your house. any store bought cake. you can do a square or a round cake. if you will help me, we'll fill in with strawberries and raspberries. >> it's beautiful. >> just blueberries, raspberries
and strawberries on a store bought. >> it's beautiful and fresh. >> really appreciate it. get your antioxidants in. >> get berries in. all right. cute. get kids doing this as well. all right. almost done. and then over here? >> over here watermelon pops. kids and adults love these. fresh basil and feta. i love it. >> it wouldn't be a fourth of july without cocktails. we have some for the kids and some for adults. >> i saved ours for last. so this is a bombs away drink. first of all, we'll start with cranberry juice at the bottom. >> i notice ice cubes are star shaped. >> we'll start with cranberry juice. >> the key is to pour slow. take the sports drink and pour slowly over. >> you get a layered effect.
you do get a layered effect. >> that was cool. >> and what do we have for adults here? >> strawberry sparklers. careful not to sparkle too much. so go ahead. >> fresh strawberries, vodka, lime use and simple syrup garnished with blueberries. >> happy fourth. this is really good. you can find the recipes at today.com/food. coming up next, a chicken dish. first, this is "today" on nbc.
lonesome dove. tim, happy fourth. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> congrats on the opening in knoxville. >> six days old. ready to celebrate the fourth. >> let's talk about our ingredients first. >> we'll do grilled chicken thighs with buffalo cauliflower. >> where do we start? >> we have warm water. i'll add in some salt. some fresh garlic that we smashed and we stir that up. we make this our brine. the salt will penetrate. we add chicken thighs in and let it sit for an hour and a half in the fridge. it can go overnight if you want. i've had some that's been sitting. >> can i do breasts if i like breasts better? >> you can do st
scissors, too. i wouldn't do that. >> i think that's a thigh. >> we have garlic. smoked paprika. cayenne, salt and pepper. thyme. make our rub here. stir that up while i mix this up. orange juice and mayonnaise. this provides fat for the marinade. mix in orange juice like this. we add in seasonings you're making there and add chicken thighs to that. that we marijuanate overnight. take them out like this and straight onto the grill like so. now, this is where the patience comes in. i like to take a brick and put it right on top of these thighs like this. >> tell me about the brick. what does it do for you? >> it keeps it even.
as possible. now there's obviously variations in the muscle of the animal. put brick on there to hold it. as food cooks it wants to curl and shrink and it gets nice and even and then it takes patience. this is where we would say shut the grill and you have to have a lot of patience which most gentlemen don't. we want to play with the meat. you have to have patience. we wait until there's a nice char on it and take the brick off and we'll flip it over. i heard it over here. >> how are we doing over here? >> best chicken ever had in my life. >> nice and beautiful. now let me talk you through this. take cauliflower and smoke it first. if you have a smoker on the grill or put it on the top shelf and then we grill it to get nice char like we have here. buffalo sauce. check that out. >> they are starting to serve this in a lot of restaurants. it's
we're back now with one of our favorite july 4th traditions here on "today." for the 17th year the united states air force ceremonial brass is joining us. colonel lange, good morning. >> so glad to be here again. >> you all do such great job. we can't say enough about how much we appreciate you all. this is your 75th anniversary as well. it's a big one. this fourth is extra special for you. >> we've had an extraordinary year and we're always pleased to be with you guys representing all of those who are serving around the globe protecting the freedoms that we enjoy today. >> colonel, always an honor to have you here. we'll let you take it away. >> glad to see you guys again. thank you. >> thank you so much. ♪
cloudy skies and cool temperatures, in the upper 60s to around 70 now. not much rain inside the d.c. metro area just yet but pocket of moderate rain in virginia pointed straight at us, and we might get a glimmer or two of sunshine, and it will stay in the 70s with the rain today but 90s later this week. keep an eye on the forecast and the nbc washington app.
this morning on today's take, "ghostbusters," and then a surprise regionen for two military families you won't want to miss. and all that and more coming up now. with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. ♪ >> welcome to "today" on a monday morning. a beautiful crowd and a beautiful day outside on our plaza for the fourth of july. it's 2016. i'm willie geist along with natalie and dylan. al and tamron have the morning off. >> good jam.
i love it. >> this is the only way i can dance. >> you mentioned tom petty in the last hour. he's on your mind. >> it's in "silence of the lambs." sorry. took it to a bad place. let's elevate this, shall we? we honor the men and women that serve our country today, we want to take you to fenway park where two military families got a big surprise as they were throwing out the first pitch. this was on friday. >> catching tonight on behalf of the red sox, welcome home chief warrant officer blaze and corporal west.
>> my gosh. >> i could watch that all day. >> i don't know how they pitched after that honestly. >> they just returned from active duty. reunited with their family on the field at fenway park. how cool is that? >> amazing. the fact that they pitched. >> i don't know. >> good form, too. something else to get excited about, we're counting down to 32 days to the rio olympics. the opening ceremony now we're finding out sort of the choreography and theme song. this is the theme song that was just released. here it is. ♪
>> i love it. >> i like it. >> it's not a game. it's not a joke. the name of the song is performed by a rapper. >> i like it. catchy. >> i like those international songs. shakira did the world cup song. that caught on. >> it's good that it builds i think it is good that it builds the atmosphere, and it's not just samba, but they are
>> 32 days. there are stories about the interns, and they were unhappy with the dress code. >> okay. >> it was a little too formal, a little too stuffy, and so their interns told the story called ask the manager, and even though their division doesn't deal with clients, so they submitted a petition because they wanted to wear sandals and non-leather flats and the next day they were pulled into a meeting and were all fired. got rid of all of them because of unprofessional behavior. if you are an intern, i feel like you have no pull whatsoever. i feel like you go with the rules. >> yeah, as an intern i was told dress for the job you want, not necessarily the job you have, and it's about playing this
and being part of that company and that culture so you have to assimilate along with the culture, and you are right, i don't think you really have -- i don't think you should be complaining. >> i guess it's what the company is, a wall street firm, you don't want to walk around in the sneakers. as an intern, i would show up and say, tell me what to do. >> yeah, just to get experience. there's a very strange hot dog rekraeucreation. it's a hot-dog infused ice cream. >> does not feel good at all. >> and you are pregnant. >> i know, and it doesn't sound that interesting to me. >> ice cr
it's by dgbg cool dog. has candy cabbage on top. >> it smells like a hot dog. >> $7.50. >> there is no need to have an ice cream hot dog. >> it's honey mustard. >> i am sorry. that is not good. >> seriously, it's a prank. >> no? >> no, it's real. we should say today is the last day its for sale. thank god, dylan says. but there are four additional -- >> people that put a lot of thought into this, this is not good. >>
>> which takes me back to one of our finest fourth of july hosting moments here on the "today" show. remember this, willie? >> four years ago. we were reminiscing. we were hosting the show four natalie and i had a hot dog eating contest, and joey chestnut is the contest, and natalie won, and i put one in my pocket and we were trying to get through them. >> this is where the story gets through. what you don't see on the other side of the camera is the entire crew, they are like, no, no, don't eat them. the hot dogs were not cooked. >> they were not cooked. >> the crew was waving us off, don't eat them. >> yeah, we thought they were throwing -- >> you were not supposed to eat them? >> they were display dogs. >> i can't remember. >> i don't know. >> yeah. >> we
>> it made for a long fourth of july. >> it was uncooked hot dogs. >> they have a lot of cool other flavors. that are regular tropical flavors. >> i am told our producer likes it, is that true? >> no, i did like it. >> it's sauerkraut on ice cream. >> you have taken a bite? >> no. >> and it really is that good. >> what do you like about it? >> it's a little like the hot dog and still got the ice cream. >> the hot dog, and the mustard -- >> so
july, a great holiday weekend. >> we had a great time this weekend, and we are with old friends who were in hoboken, and we are about to say sad good-byes, and the top photo was a photo from seven years ago, and you can see by my little luke with his shirt pulled up, and we decided to re-create the picture with our kids. >> even luke was okay with pulling the shirt up again. and so we re-created that moment. life-long friends no matter where we live. >> we should keep doing that. >> you are leaving soon, so you have a lot of people that want to see you before you head out. >> it's fun but sad. i will be
tamron hall. we have poor foerformances from chesney. and a huge show. >> you will be in tomorrow morning? >> i will inbound tomorrow morning. you will be doing the heavy lifting. >> the forecast looks good, here in new york city, maybe clouds, maybe a sprinkle and that's about it. elsewhere across the country we are dealing with some chance of storms, especially where we had the storms lately, down through kentucky and st. louis, although we will see improvements by tonight with fireworks, and even into southern illinois. it's this type of setup, and it has been stuck in place for a while and with the humidity streaming in from the south, it has the potential to produce two to three inches of rain, and we have flash flood watches in effect, and we see the heavy
right now, but it will continue to spread throughout the day today, and more thunderstorms possible by fireworks time later on tonight. that's the weather across the country and here's a peek out your window. >> i am storm team 4 meteorologist, chuck bell. the radar shows a little light rain across ports of northern area, and this is coming in our direction, so unfortunately your chances for rain are going up, up, up, between now and noontime and steady to light and moderate rain showers are likely through most of the afternoon hours, and could rain a little at fireworks this evening and even this warmer the rest of the week. "ghostbusters," the secret life of pets. we will mark your entertainment calendars next. from the first moment you met
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a lot of entertainment to keep you busy this weekend. >> here to help you mark your calendars, jessica shaw. happy fourth. >> happy fourth. let's dig in here. this friday. my kids are counting down the days to "the secret life of pets." >> i'm counting down the days. it's about a dog named max who is living his best life in new york with his owner when she brings home another dog. it's amazing. >> it's going to be a big hit. also this friday, kenny chesney new album coming out. >> it's a personal album. he likes to say it's very much a social commentary on how we're so engaged in social media that we're not having human contact. he wants people to actually speak and not just text emojis to one another. tune out news cycle and things
he may want to encourage his fans to maybe embrace moderation and not drink so much. 25 people taken to the hospital over the weekend at the kenny chesney concert for public intoxication. >> we reached out to kenny for a comment and they've not gotten back to us yet. >> july 13th. mr. robot returns. >> this show when it came season one was so great. won golden globe for best drama. christian slater won for best supporting actor. the daughter of meryl streep is joining the case as an fbi agent on their trail. >> brilliantly done. >> this is one we're all waiting for. july 15th. get ready. get set. "ghostbusters" are back. all female cast. >> a little bit of drama here. >> they are the "ghostbusters" this time. a lot
about this movie. heaven for bid that women take over. it does not seem to bother any of the original cast. bill murray, dan aykroyd all make appearances in the movie. >> let's go to hbo. we were saying where danny mcbride goes, we follow. >> he teamed up play iing vice principal. >> and the new "star trek" film hitting theaters july 22nd. >> they are attacked by aliens and find a way back to their ship. rihanna did the song. there's a cloud of sadness over
the movie. >> in the world of books, big one coming out on the 26th. >> yes. truly madly guilty. so excited for this. this one is about six adults, three kids and a dog over the course of a weekend. what could go wrong? everything. this is going to be on every beach blanket this summer. >> i'll read that for sure. jessica, thank you. great stuff. >> happy fourth. >> coming up next, we'll celebrate america's 240th birthday with history quiz. >> natalie, dylan and i go head to head in a fourth of july pop quiz and we're pops balloons.
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>> oh, gets a point. >> and oh, everybody, grab a popper. question number one, who was born on the fourth of july -- multiple choice. >> it's over there. was born on july? >> i was going to say tom cruise. i'll go with all of the above. >> as a matter of fact, it is all of the above. >> happy birthday, everybody. >> all right. poppers at the ready. second question, how many hot
>> mine didn't pop. >> willie got that one. d, 200 million. >> wrong. >> i say 50 million. >> it's 150 million. here we go. let's go again. my turn, right? >> i got two. i got two. >> popper time. >> who is the only president to be born on the fourth of july. >> dylan? >> theodore roosevelt. >> wrong. >> ronald reagan? >> all of you are wrong. calvin coolidge. >> we're out of time.
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taking a look at the headlines f. you have a pet you know this is probably their least favorite day of the year. 44% of dog owners reported their dog has some aversion to loud noises and shelters say tomorrow is their busiest day of the year. child care costs are soaring at a pace far greater than most goods and services, and the cost of raising a child born in 2013 until the age of 18 is projected to be more than $245,000. that's $19,000 more than the cost of raising a child born ten years
if washington, d.c. were to become a state, what do you think it should be called? it's new name could be called new columbia, and that name beat out other names like the potomac. it may be a bit tougher to see how much money you are saving while shopping on amazon, and amazon is moving away from posting list prices and instead it will use the concern the price for items and the move comes after people requested the discounts they got online and in stores with consumers even filing lawsuits. "finding dory" held on to the top box office spot. the legend of tarzan was second and the purge, election year was third. dyl i
>> good morning, everyone. let's take a look at what we can expect thisweek as far as precipitation is concerned. it has been raining for quite a few days now, and this is moving eastward and by the time we get to the middle of the week, some kind of zone, and that's seeing showers and scattered thunderstorms and it's by the end of the week, in and around the great lakes. a chance for storms, and something to keep an eye on later this week. temperatures below normal in this area because of the clouds and watch as the above-average temperatures start to develop, down through d.c. and temperatures in the mid-90s, and down south temperatures in the 90s but your feels like temperature will be well up around 105 to 110 degrees, and cooler in the pacific northwest. outside of our window here in the northwest, all cloudy and not much rain coming down
temperatures in the 60s, and radar shows a few sprinkles of light rain around the d.c. and metro for now but there are pockets of moderate rain now across west virginia and that's coming our way, and heaviest and steadiest of the rains are likely between noon and 6:00 p.m. and should get a little break and wet for fireworks time and no severe weather today and then hot starting on wednesday. >> that's your forecast. we are looking at one of the military's biggest events, the warrior game? >> all branches of the u.s. military joined in a battle for gold. and it even inspired prince harry to create the invictus game. let the games begin. from the army to the navy, 250 athletes representing the armed forces go head to
competing in the 2016 warriors game. the one and only jon stewart hosting the games. >> i can't tell you how proud i am to be asked to be part of it. >> the warrior games served as the inspiration behind prince harry's invictus games. showcased the service of wounded service members. it must help so much to just be surrounded by others that are overcoming their injuries. >> absolutely. when i first got injured, i was in denial state of my injury. i didn't believe i had a brain injury. it's an invisible injury so you can't see it others can't see it. you're just struggling every single day to reidentify yourself with this new injury. so being able to participate in what i'm getting out of it is the fact that
>> a first-time participant and this year's team navy captain. >> one thing i had a hard time with is reaching out for help. i love to help other people. but when it's time for me to reach out and ask for help, i wasn't good at that. so this has helped me to open up and realize that it's all about the team. >> master sergeant of special operations command knows firsthand the hardships endured after a serious injury. >> i got injure december 4th, 2005, in afghanistan. i was out with my team and we had got ambushed. my truck ran over an ied. when i got hit, i knew immediately i could feel the blast on my left side. i collapsed. i'm thinking, i broke my promise to my son that i would not let him grow up without his dad like i did. >> through resilience and rehabilitation, he overcame his injuries and now remains an active service member in the ta
games originally was to introduce sports to military service members that probably feel down because a lot of them have got out of the military and they miss that comradery. showing them there's this competition called the warrior games. you can come out and compete and be with your teammates and there's a light at the end of the tunnel where you can enjoy everything that you used to. maybe not exactly but a lot of it. you have your brothers and sisters here to help you. >> a true sense of comradery that makes every participant part of the warrior games family. >> we are all out there together fighting our battles and pushing to be successful and overcome injuries. i think this program has saved many people's lives. >> at this
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i think it was invented in minnesota. they used to steam them in minnesota. we'll grill them because it's fourth of july. we'll each make one. i have two quarter pound patties of brisk you the and tenderloin brim. ask your butcher to do it. i have a little bit of velveeta cheese. >> the good old velveeta. >> this is high quality velveeta cheese. >> your trick is to freeze it first. >> freeze it a little bit because it makes it easier to dice. form the burger around like this. >> like a surprise in the patty. >> that's exactly right. nobody likes anything better than a surprise. tighten it up good so when you pick it up with a spatula, it forms a burger, right. now we have a couple formed over here. just like this. then we're going to season them with salt and pepper. i poured you a glass of rose because i'm an am
the grill with salt and pepper like this. we'll move to the next steps. just like so. now -- >> let that go. >> building a burger is important. you can do whatever you want for your ingredients. i personally like to do mayonnaise. i'll let you do mayonnaise. we grilled the gun. mayonnaise. these pickles are curry. recipe is on the website. and then we got pepper that we died up and add mustard. lettuce and tomato. >> liking it? >> what's the technique. we're not graceful over here at all. >> if you don't have cheese on your chest, you're not doing it right. you know what i'm saying? >> it's the juicy lucy. now we have some ready over here. check this out. >> how du
done? >> protein will come out of the burger and cheese will ooze out just like this. i'll let you do this. they don't do this just for mon fun. >> all right. >> slice it. there you go. >> look at that cheese oozing out. >> real quick. side salad. what's the trick with potato salad? >> blanch potatoes early and cool them and then add ingredients. simple mayonnaise potato salad with dijon in here as well. and then we add in pickles like that. peppers. salt and pepper. i don't know where they got these. this was at the wizard of oz salt and pepper. >> halfway home. so good. >>
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quintessential american food was the stuff that comes off the grill. >> to preserve the patriotic design, jacob advocated to keep production of plastic and stainless steel versions within the united states. >> he thought it was ironic to have something american flag like to be made somewhere else. >> one year later, just as jacob was beginning grad school, he started having trouble swallowing. jacob was diagnosed with esophogeal cancer at the age of 23. he underwent an extensive proton therapy at penn medicine. >> the proton therapy was positive energy. he was really excited because he said that's what i really need right now is positive energy. >> it was during his treatment that jacob decided he wanted a portion of the proceeds from the star spangled spatula to go to cancer research and that's when flip for cancer was created. >> jacob was clear that he was investing
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temperatures in the upper 60s to around 70 right now, and storm team 4 radar continuing to show rain not far away and not much in the d.c. metro area just yet but all the rain on the border straight coming at us, so rain chances ramping up and most locations will have rain before noontime today and the heaviest and the steadiest of the rain between noon and 6:00. still cloudy at fireworks time, and we get back into the 90s starting on wednesday. coming up, what you need to know if you are headed down to the mall tonight.