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king county court in washington state approved the divorce this morning. officially ending their 27-year marriage melinda french gates filed for the split back in may and said that the couple's relationship . $1 billion deal. electric jet startup lilium signing was irretrievably broken. $1 billion deal. electric jet startup lilium signing the deal with brazilian airliner azule the jet which can take off and land vertically are part of a plan to build an electric aircraft network across brazil in 2025. reese witherspoon's hello sunshine sold to disney execs.de a plan to boost the hollywood streaming era. the deal backed by private equity firm blackstone values the company at $900 million. witherspoon set to join the board there and continue to run hello sunshine her company makes movies and tv series that focus on women including the hbo hit big little
lies and apple tv's good morning show you can catch witherspoon and sarah harden on tech check at 11 a.m. cnbc. on wall street, the dow down 97 s&p down 8 the nasdaq up 8. i'm shepard smith on cnbc. it's the bottom of the hour. time for the top of the news emotional reunions at heathrow airport after tight travel restrictions lifted in the u.k. a tragic ending to a first date a tiktok star dies after being shot at a movie theater. secretary of state blinken announcing a new policy. >> the u.s. opening up the refugee program to even more at-risk afghans as the taliban hunts them down. secretary blinken says afghans who did not qualify for special visas but are in serious danger can apply.
for example, that includes afghans who worked for american ngos or media organizations and now have a target on their backs. meantime, violence is escalating in afghanistan as u.s. troops withdraw today the american embassy in kabul accused taliban fighters of massacring dozens of civilians in a series of revenge killings a series of revenge dan deluse covers major an affairs for us dan, there's a imaginer catch to this refugee program >> that's right, there is a big catch. that is the afghans have to get themselves out of the country to apply for this refugee status. and that is a very dangerous prospect the taliban, it is moving fast on the march now threatening several cities in the north and the south and the west and even if they get to that country, they've got to wait a year or more to have their application processed. so the biden administration has opened the door wider to thousands of afghans to relocate
them to the u.s., but the door's not fully open and the move is getting a mixed review from some of the refugee organizations and veterans who fought for these afghans, many of them former interpreters you have matt zeller who's long been a champion of these afghan interpreters saying these afghans don't need more paperwork, they need an air lift there is an evacuation going on, air lift going on but for a much smaller group of afghans who qualify under a different program, much stricter criteria. 2,500 afghans being flown directly to the u.s. that leaves tens of thousands of afghans in limbo in the meantime, the taliban is on the march and the situation is precarious.>> thank you. >> >> dan de luce, thank you. the united states, israel and the u.k. all blaming iran for a deadly drone attack on an oil tanker this happened on thursday off the coast of oman in the arabian sea.
secretary of state blinken says the u.s. is confident that ira used a suicide drone packed with explosives to strike the tanker killing two crew members tehran denies any involvement. the u.s. navy sent a destroyer and aircraft carrier to escort the vessel to safety in recent years israel and iran have engaged in a series of tit-for-tat exchanges but this is the first time somebody has died the white house is working with with allies to figure out an appropriate response. the united kingdom lifting restrictions on american travelers. as well as the european union. starting today, fully vaccinated folks no longer have to quarantine when they get there plenty of emotional scenes at london's heathrow. families and friends reunited after not seeing each other since the start of the pandemic. >> i've been really on edge for the last couple of days. i didn't know what it was going to be like coming in and like i said, we haven't seen each other in three years that was really overwhelming
it's really good to know that i'm home and i feel so good. >> the cdc and state department urging people to avoid traveling to the united kingdom because of the surge in covid cases there. a rising tiktok star with more than a million followers shot in the head at a movie theater. now a man's in custody as an anguished father goes after him in court. plus, ten people shot outside a grocery store in new york why the nypd is calling this a coordinated attack. and new tonight, a new union election recommended at amazon in alabama the charges of interference against the company. welcome to allstate. where everything just seems to go your way. ♪ ♪ you're in good hands with allstate. click or call for a lower auto rate today.
them both last police say anthony barajas died on saturday. they say a gunman opened fire on them both last monday night during a showing of "the forever purge. workers found the two victims as they were cleaning the theater after the movie was over the suspect appeared in court on fr dead but barajas was hospitalized on life support the suspect appeared in court on friday and the young victim's father confronted him as he left the court. >> look at me, raffl look at me. >> no, don't no, don't. >> look at me, dude. [ bleep ]. >> prosecutors and police say the suspect appears to have no connection at all to the victims. they say they're working on adding a new murder count to his charges. a judge delayed his arraignment in which he would normally enter a plea that is now set for thursday. a brazen and coordinated gang-related attack in queens, new york, on saturday. that according to the nypd two gunmen shot ten people and escaped on scooters. here's the video from officials.
you can see the shooters in black hoodies there, taking out their guns then seconds later two others drive by the surveillance camera on scooters. police say they approached people on foot firing multiple times into the crowd and then jumped onto the scooters only three victims were known gang members who they believe to be the targets and the other seven were bystanders. amazon warehouse workers in alabama may get a second shot at unionizing this is just in to us. the reason a federal label -- i should say labor official said the company improperly pressured employees to vote against joining the union. the official recommends the nearly 6,000 workers hold a new election they voted back in april by more than 2 to 1 not to unionize. amazon is going to challenge the ruling we have reached out but we haven't heard back.
after months of negotiations a bipartisan group of senators has finally written an infrastructure bill and now we know what's in it. the bill is 2,700 pages. it authorizes more than half a trillion dollars in spending for roads, bridges, and other physical infrastructure. nbc's sahil kapur. how are they divvying up this money? >> shep, it's finally infrastructure week. $555 billion bill. $110 billion will go to roads, bridges, and highways. that is the core of this about $73 billion will go to modernizing the electricity grids.r rail about 39 billion o $66 billion on passenger rail. about $39 billion on public transit.
$5 billion to upgrade the water. the only debate how much to spend and how this is going to be paid for. some of these numbers may not be the final version. the congressional budget office is still scoring some of the provisions as we speak, but this is the crux of it. the votes have begun today chuck schumer is in a hurry. wants to get this done this week so they can move onto the separate multi-trillion dollar bill all before they leave for recess for august mitch mcconnell has said there's no rush and that the senate should take its time and do what he calls a robust amendment process. of course, shep, the threat of keeping senators in town for the august recess tends to be a motivator to get them to move more quickly and to get legislation wrapped up i suspect at the end of the day some objections will be there. there will be some from the right of the republican party, throw a wrench in this saying we shouldn't do all of this spending they're likely to get this done because 67 senators voted to get this done. there's broad buy-in
looks like to be the first broad bipartisan win for the president. >> in the senate, then what? >> it goes to the house. nancy pelosi said she will not consider the bill until they send over the bill which addresses the other priorities of senior democrats like transportation chairman peter defazio as well as house progressives who want investments in health care, child care, bolstering climate change -- sorry, mitigating climate change which they say this bill doesn't do a lot of. that is the priority of many democrats. they want both bills in the house before they consider either. >> sahil, thank you. tonight bad news and good news about bugs.s are bu the brood x cicadas are
burrowing underground. the bad news, another kind of cicada is taking its place we go to the expert next. it's safe to go into the water but it might be crowded. part of the east coast lighting up with rather large activity. sharks, and we introduce you to some of them ♪ you'll jump for joy. ♪ here, better protection costs a whole lot less. you're in good hands with allstate. click or call for a lower auto rate today. >> woman: what's my safelite story? you're in good hands i see inspiration right through my glass. so when my windshield cracked, i chose safelite. they replaced the glass and recalibrated my safety system. that's service i can trust. >> singers: ♪ safelite repair, safelite replace. ♪ ♪ ♪ know this about the jungle, everything that you see wants to kill you and can. ♪ ♪ ♪ born to be wild ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ born to be wild ♪
they're bigger, may be uglier and listen to what they sound like brood x plagued areas from pennsylvania to tennessee from late spring into the summer. those cicadas have mostly died off. the dog day cicadas are just getting started. gene kritzky now from mt. st. joseph college professor, we thought this nightmare was over and now they're screaming. >> they are, indeed.eak. while brood x is almost gone, the eggs are hatching as we speak. 50 or so hatched in my hatchery here in cincinnati we're no longer hearing the brood x, we're hearing the dog day cicadas because they're out in the dog days of summer. >> these are quite different from the other ones, right >> they are. they look very different they have the beady red eyes, black bodies, orange wings the dog day cicadas are larger, more blunt size.larger they have black eyes, gray eyes,
green eyes they look camo colored khaki green, green, black and brown in a mottled pattern they come out in individuals just a few here and there. to get the notice of a female, they have to scream even louder. >> in the same areas, northeast and delmarva or other places >> there are approximately 163 cicada species that aren't periodical cicadas they're emerging all throughout the united states. we have different species. some overlap in different statet but here in ohio we have 14 species that we see every year and what really gets the confusion going is that we've had all this publicity about brood x, once every 17 years people get them out of their
system and there's more cicadas. >> what do they do they can't hurt you? >> no, they can't hurt you, bite or sting or anything they're going to make a lot of noise. you can hear them quite a distance away. if these were out in the numbers of periodicals, you couldn't hear a thing it would be blasting with sound. these are camo colored if you hear a tree buzzing away, you look up in the tree, you'll have trouble seeing them they're backlit. it takes a while to pinpoint where are they in the tree the males are singing to attract the females, when he does, they'll mate, she'll lay her eggs there's the dog day cicadas, annual cicadas they are also called harvest flies. >> are they in one place more than any others? >> they're going to be -- the ones we're seeing here in the east are mostly in the eastern
deciduous forest we have prairie cicadas in the midwest. desert cicadas in the southwest. depends where you live, what cicadas are already present. >> get used to the noise professor. great to see you cicada watch thank you. a surge of shark activity on cape cod this weekend right at the start of one of the busiest months for shark detections. take a look at this. the blue squares here are all confirmed shark sightings reported off the cape in the past two days. according to the atlantic white shark conservancy. they're not afraid of getting close to shore here. this yellow square is a buoy that can detect every time a tagged and named shark swims past only 100 yards off shore this off north beech island. atn just today marley stopped by a 10 foot female at about 3 in the morning. that's when this was taken last night a visit from danny here, an 11 foot male that's been at this buoy 14 times this year
before him, scarface they named this one, a 12 footer who seems to be freaking the lower cape more and more this particular year tokyo 2020 the women heptthalon world record, 7,291 points yet to be broken the woman who set it is jackie joyner-kersee and she's here next who this olympic legend is watching as track and field gets going in tokyo the news continues coming right up ws continues coming right up ♪ ♪ welcome to allstate. where everything just seems to go your way. ♪ ♪ you're in good hands with allstate. click or call for a lower auto rate today.
that's service i can trust. >> singers: ♪ safelite repair, safelite replace. ♪ tokyo 2020 minutes away from nbc sports primetime olympic coverage here on cnbc. big night for track and field. the star sprinter noah lyles making his olympic debut at the men's 200 meter. allyson felix looking to sprint to another record. one more medal would make her the most decorated track and field athlete ever brazil versus switzerland and later gold medals in the men and women's canoe sprint final jackie joyner-kersee widely considered the all-time in the heptathalon and it's an honor meeting you.
track and field entering the spotlight in tokyo what americans do you have your eye on, jackie especially with sha'carri richardson out of the games? >> so we have a real strong american team both on the men and women's side my husband, bob kersee, who is coaching allyson felix and sydney mclaughlin and looking out for them and looking to see what's going to happen in the women's hepthathlon with our three women. looking for one of them or all of them to get on the podium but then tyler davis in the long jump who broke my collegiate record brittney rece, look time history there. >> you are all full into this day. usain bolt not on the track for the first time since '04 is there anyone who could try to fill those running shoes >> you know what, it's not so much about filling those running shoes but bringing excitement.
fans are not going to be here. bringing people to our sport who wouldn't necessarily want to watch our sport and hopefully they tune in and once we're able to bring fans and everyone back together, they will continue to be a fan for life. >> it's hard to miss out on that allyson felix, jackie, in her fifth games. 35 years old and still doing it. you made it to four olympics how impressive is this woman >> oh, allyson is very impressive you talk about grace and humility just an outstanding individual you know, and being able to make her fifth olympic team and i'm looking for her to -- i sent her a note just telling her to enjoy this journey, you know just enjoy. >> expect the unexpected and don't forget the joy one more thing, i want to talk long jump. women's final coming up tonight. you're considered one of the best to ever long jump what are you expecting >> oh, wow i'm expecting upsets
i hope brittney reese who made her fourth team has been there tyra davis, the young phenom from the university of texas, she is bringing so much excitement i know the young lady from germany who is the reigning olympic champion but, hey, i think usa gonna bring the fire bring the distance, you know, bring the star power. >> they've got a fan in jackie joyner-kersee. thank you so much. meagan triplett is here hosting the olympics late night and overnight on cnbc. great to see you >> good to see you, too. >> start with gymnastics, why don't we all eyes on simone biles return. >> my eyes are all on simone biles. this is the last day our chance to see the gymnastics stars. i'm super excited to see this. the fact that she's taking on beam she's opening up about the twisties it's a moment to cheer on simone
for team usa you're not only going to have simone biles but suni lee i'm hoping for more medals all around whether it's simone or suni lee just exciting. >> soccer. women's soccer can get a bronze. tough loss to canada. >> meagan rapinoe said it. this is the one team that they did not want to lose to is team canada there is some rivalry there. they just didn't have it going this is a group that -- where you look at it and the only goal was that penalty and where you had your goalie come out of the game yes, she did go the right direction but couldn't hold it off. now they have a chance to get another medal. wasn't the color that they wanted but bronze is still up there. they have to figure out how to get those juices flowing as megan rapinoe said it. i can't put my finger on it. we have the chance we can't figure out how to get us all clicking together. >> along with the olympics, you
find a lot of time covering basketball and the memphis grizzlies. clearly the usa has the best players but i don't know if we have the best team, do you >> we've seen usa get things going against iran and the czech republic they've limited the fouls. they've limited the turnovers. they've found their shot but you talk about the memphis grizzlies. we're taking on spain? do you remember who's on spain the gasol brothers ricky rubio. these are two teams that know so much about each other. we played them in 2008, 2012 in the gold medal games and the semi-final in 2016 in rio. spain wants to get past team us and there's passionate guys on both sides team usa can take what they did against the czech republic and iran it will take every single guy from starters to the bench they're going to have their
moment this is going to be the biggest test >> i am excited. >> i'll see you later. >> i'll see you in a bit. the olympic weight lifter laurel hubbard may not have made the podium but she did make history. the weightlifter from new zealand became the first openl transgender woman to compete in any games. she didn't compete -- complete any of her three lifts but she got applause from people in the room hubbard competed in men's events before quitting the sport years ago. some athletes have questioned whether she should be allowed to compete in women's events saying she has an unfair advantage. after competing today, the weightlifter told reporter she knows there's controversy but she thanked the olympic committee for saying sport is something for all people it is inclusive. it is accessible. the women's three meter springboard event yesterday. british olympic swimmer tom daley was hard at work fans spotted him in the stands knitting he says he picked up the hobby during the pandemic and that it helps him kind of keep sane during the olympics.
turns out he was making a dog sweater or jumper as he likely calls it the morning after winning the gold he whipped up a little something to keep his medals safe. >> this morning i made a little koozie for my medals so they don't get scratched so here it is it slots in like this and then i've got union jack on one side and the japanese flag on the other. >> a little koozie what's next? team gb sweater. daley says he sells all of his creations on his instagram made with love by tom daley donates all of the money to charity. caeleb dressel dominating the tokyo olympics winning five gold medals. the 4x100, 50, 100, the 100
meter butterfly and 4x1 medley relay. only three other male swimmers have done that what's next for one of the biggest names in sports? i'll ask him when he joins us on the news tomorrow right here if you're just tuning in for track and field or beach volleyball, we're glad to have you. we hope you'll be with us tomorrow night for "the news." week nights at 7:00 eastern. right now, let the games begin it is 5:00 a.m. at cnbc headquarters top five at 5:00 masks and boosters all having investors on edge senate democrats threatening the summer recess as the infrastructure bill hangs in the balance. a big gaming crackdown beijing taking another swing at the red hot sector bringing with the number of stocks down with it no lovfo