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a greek debt crisis is setting off around the world as we kick off a short holiday week. early "today" starts right now. good morning i'm alissa ray burger. the nightmare is finally over. that's what andrew cuomo said after the hunt for the two escaped killers is over. richard matt is dead and sweat is in critical condition. he was found close to the canadian border. after making the announcement yesterday, a genuine since of relief and accomplishment. >> let's give a big round and applause to the men and women of law enforcement. >> perhaps no one is more relieved on than richard matt's old accomplice who testified against him. for lee bates, the threat of revenge is over. >> look at a picture of richard matt. that was the devil.
i thought, is it real? is this finally over? and part of me wanted to say, i got to see this, because i don't believe it. and then certainly i saw enough through reports and on tv and the nightmare had ended. >> reporter: nbc's jay reports on how it all happened. >> reporter: this morning david sweat is under a heavily armed police guard inside albany medical center. >> at this time his condition is listed at critical. he was he was transferred to the trauma center. >> mr. sweat was spotted by a new york state police sergeant, sergeant jay cook. >> reporter: cook was on patrol alone and outside the search area as he approached sweat, the convicted killer started to run. >> he realized that sweat was going to make it to a tree line and possibly could have
disappeared and he fired two shots from his service weapon. >> reporter: sweat was captured about 16 miles from the area where border patrol agents shot and killed his accomplice richard matt on friday. >> these were really dangerous, dangerous men, both matt and sweat. they were killers. >> reporter: overnight, dozens gathered outside the clinton corrections center the place the killers burrowed out of on june 6th. a sigh of relief for a community that spent more than three weeks on the lookout and on edge. this morning, police say they identified sweat's dna on a pepper shaker they believe he may have used to mask his scent and throw off search dogs while he was on the run. jay gray, nbc news, malone, new york. on the same day that three-week effort finally came to a close a bit of a deja vu. in north carolina another inmate escaped prison but for convicted murderer christopher mcneil his momentary freedom was much more short-lived.
he is back behind bars after several people recognized him from his photo. police found him walking along the highway and as it was in the case of the two new york escapees, he may have had help. a 33-year-old kitchen worker is being charged with harboring a fugitive and aiding and abet ago fugitive. among the charges having sex with an inmate and providing a cell phone. now to a terrible tragedy in massachusetts where a small plane crashed into a home in plainville. all three passengers on the plane were killed. amazingly, though, the four family members inside the house safely escaped before fire engulfed it which was sparked by a crash. >> anyone that was anywhere year that crash scene at the time of the crash was in great peril. it's quite a miracle the four were april to get away from that unscathed. as tragic as the situation is with multiple fatalities, it could have been a lot worse. >> that part of the south reportedly does not have fire hydrants. firefighters had to put out the flames with the water in the fire trucks.
from coast-to-coast, a big weekend for gay pride events. millions of people across the country tonight in gay pride parades on sunday. the celebrations in the wake of the supreme court's landmark decision to legalize same-sex marriage. in new york, governor andrew cuomo officiated a wedding. before the ceremony, he talked about supreme court's decision. >> marriage is an individual choice. i'm not married. equality, equality is not a choice. equality is a promise. and this was about equality. >> meanwhile, texas attorney general ken paxton is calling the supreme court's decision a lawless ruling. paxton says state workers can fight their religious objections in denying marriage listens.
nbc's tracie potts is live in washington for us today. what about other skeptics including some gop hopefuls saying the issue isn't exactly settled. >> reporter: exactly. bottom line the supreme court said it is the law of the land in all 50 states. it doesn't necessarily mean you can walk in and quickly get a marriage license whenever you live. from new york to california gay pride demonstrators were applauding. >> it's forever. >> not necessarily. they can refuse to issue licenses based on religious objections. louisiana and ohio will comply. >> the supreme court ruled and it's the law of the land. >> we have no choice to comply. i think the decision was the
wrong one. >> by the power recently vested in me in the state of new york i now pronounce you married. congratulations. >> new york's governor performed his first same-sex marriage before the paperwork left the court. presidential candidates are weighing in. >> are we going to trade one level of discrimination for a new level of discrimination? >> here is what happened if you have a church, mosque or synagogue and you're following your faith and refuse to perform a same-sex marriage because it's outside the tenants of your faith in my presidency you will not loose your tax status. >> a decision -- the attorney general in alabama and texas have made it clear they will defend the religious objections from county clerks and judges who do not want to be involved in authorizing same-sex marriages. the texas attorney general said he has an army of lawyers standing by for those cases.
we could see this work back up to the courts. thank you. an investigation is underway after an unmanned spacex rocket exploded in air yesterday. it was the third cargo ship to be lost in eight months. the rocket was heading to the international space station carrying more than 5,000 pounds of food water and supplies. following the explosion scott kelly called his twin mark kelly now at spacex and nbc news. >> they have a lot of food on board. they have a lot of supplies. >> the next russian resupply ship lifts off this friday. spacex and boeing are slated to fly stroentds to the nation 2017. a wall of dust moved across the phoenix area on sunday creating treacherous conditions for drivers over the weekend.
another dust storm brought high wind and cut off power to at least 15,000 homes. fortunately no injury sies were reported. now for a look at the weather, here is nbc meteorologist bill karins. >> good morning. happy monday. >> it is. a tale of extremes from the east coast to the west coast especially the northeast and the northwest. this is the weather pattern we had for the last two winters and now it resurfaced in the middle of summer. the effects are different. instead of snow and instead of being dry it is brutally hot in areas of the west. that's been the set up and this weekend we were off the charts in some sports here in the northwest. as far as the boston area goes we were only 59 degrees for the high temperature on sunday. boise was 110. that's 51 degrees warmer in boise than boston. these were all time june high records. redding was 101 and salt lake city 102. a lot of daily record highs but
a couple of all time june hottest temperatures were achieved. it's not like the heat completely breaks. we stay above 100 in boise through wednesday. it's not going anywhere any time soon. the forecast is the only rain is chicago a little bit down through indiana kentucky, and along the gulf coast with yo carson city 61. eureka at 70. san francisco at 67. in the west it's as hot as it gets. >> torture, right. straight ahead is isis planning fourth of july attacks. plus, hundreds are hospitaled after a fire at the water park party. details are next. inteinin that got worse and worse.
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this morning it's been officially one year since the formation of islamic state. as americans get ready to celebrate their own anniversary of independence, lawmakers are warning of an increased threat of attack. >> >> i would say there is probably more concern now than any time since september 11th. isis has a multi- lone level of. >> i'm concerned about the way the syrian isis recruiters can use the internet at lightning speed to recruit followers in the united states with thousands of followers in the united states and then activate them to do whatever they want to do, whether military installations or law enforcement or possibly a fourth of july event parade. >> the department of homeland security isn't aware of any specific plots, law enforcement is asking everyone to remain vigilant. new video shows the burst of flame turned a party in a horrifying scene. it happened at a water park in
2018. fire officials say a colored powder ignited it. more than 400 people were hospitalized and 200 in serious condition. a suspicious string of church fires in four states is investigated bit fbi according to buzzfeed. three have been reportedly been ruled arson. some are being seen as possible hate crimes. the estranged father of oliver and kate hudson. he no longer recognizes those two as his over. oliver and kate are the actress of hudson and goldie hawn. hudson told the daily mill i would ask them to stop using the hudson name. they are no longer a part of my life. this comes a week after oliver posted this picture to instagram on father's day with the caption "happy abandonment day." the dinosaurs beat back the foul-mouthed bear. "jurassic world" took the spot with more than $54 million.
disney's "inside out" took second at more than $52 million. and the r-rated "ted 2" which cost a reported $68 million to produce earned $33 million. let's get down to business with landon dowdy. good morning. >> good morning to you. the markets could be set for a big decline at the open today. amid the debt crisis in greece. the greek government is shutting banks and the stock market all week and imposing limits on the amount of cash people can withdraw from atm. greece is likely to miss a loan payment on tuesday after creditors rejected the latest debt reform plan. asian and european market are in the red. traders say it could be a -- puerto rico's government warns $78 billion is unpayable. the governor has considered
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this morning, on "today" katy perry versus the nuns and going head-to-head with a group of catholic sisters in a dispute over eight acres of land that she wants to buy. the latest in sports. >> good morning. bubba watson knocked down back-to-back birdies on sunday to begin the day and paul casey overcame a three-stroke deficit to force extra holes. watson made a birdie to secure his eighth career win. for the first time ever, busch brothers kyle and kurt finished 1 and 2 in a race. it's kyle's first win since a broken right leg and left foot from a crash back in february. motogp rider finished the dutch grand prix over the weekend. he was forced off his bike but still in control here. watch it! ao was in position to finish the
race eighth but dropped to 17th. at least he saved himself from a crash. lebron james is expected to bypass his 21.6 million dollar player option and become a free agent july 1st. this is the third time in six years that james will be an unrestricted free agent. james' decision allows him to negotiate a new contract, making more cash and he is expected to stay in cleveland. sounds like quite a deal. thanks. just ahead, diddy goes down at the b.e.t. awards. catch and release. a seven-foot shark pulled from the ocean in north carolina. you're watching "early today." ♪ if you can't imagine quitting turkey, cold turkey. if protein shake means dancing around with a turkey burger. if you think it's time we consider a new national bird. then you're what butterball calls a turketarian and their delicious every day selections
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let's get to entertainment news. the b.e.t. awards turned heads zendaya took the red carpet by storm in her sparkling shirt dress. when diddy came out to perform he ended up falling through a hole on the stage. oops. he got right back up and kept on going. a bizarre moment when rihanna boxed floyd mayweather's mouth shut and we are not sure why. janet jackson made an appearance. she's looking younger than ever and honored for her work as a queen of pop. she's forever young, for sure. brad pitt and angelina jolie had a spot of tea with the duke
and duchess of cambridge over the weekend. >> you wish you were there! >> i do. i think it would be fun. the pair met with kate and will to discussed their shared interest in fighting illegal wildlife trade. it just never ends. sad news to report. chris squire has died. he was the only member of the yes band to appear in all of their albums to today. he was 64. -- 67 years old. "top gun 2" is in the works. maverick himself tom kruse is expected to reprice his role in the movie. >> maverick will try to prove them wrong. this is mineral build up it collects leaving gross germ-ridden stains. clorox toilet bowl cleaner with bleach is no match for that. but lysol power toilet bowl cleaner eliminates
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leading the news in usa today sheriff said colorado hikers hit by lightning dog killed. a total of eight people were injured after light thing struck 800 people sunday morning. it happened during a fast moving storm. three people were transported to denver area hospitals. in the chicago tribune discarded petd goldfish are multiplying and by the way bulking up in the wild. they're getting engineer degrees and everything. they're asking people to stop dumping their fish tanks in the ponds. the cbc said quote goldfish
the size of dinner plates -- i believe those are called koi. >> very good! >> look at you! >> some other stories we're following the shark attack happened on north carolina's outer banks this weekend. let's take a look 17 -year-old boy in critical condition after being bit on both hands, his rear end. witnesses saw three men catch a 7 foot bull shark on north carolina's beach after taking a photograph. this shark was released back into the wild. in england the dahl lee llama spoke about moral education at one of europe's largest musical festivals. he celebrates his 80th birthday next week. the crowd sang happy birthday. bristol palin announced on thursday she is pregnant with her second child. after initially saying, quote,
this is all this has been and will be a huge disappointment to my family, close friends and many of you, this past weekend she changed her tune. she said her pregnancy was actually planned. she had been engaged to medal of honor recipient dakota meyer. that marriage was called off in may. the world has a new ugliest dog. i have to disagree. she's kind of ugly but she's beautiful in her own way. she's 10 years old. a pitbull dutch shepard mix. she's kind of cute. you have to admit. >> we've had uglier. it's nice to see some variety this year. the world's ugliest dog contest was held in california this weekend. quasi modi. she was born with spinal defects. she was abandoned as a puppy and adopted. >> i think she's beautiful! thanks for watching "early today" have a great day!
uck in bumper-to-bumper traffic into the early hours after a deadly crash-- we'll have an update. stuck in bumper to bumper traffic into the early hours after a deadly crash. we will have an update. and more fallout from campus assaults at berkeley. three former students are suing the uc board of regions tee handing justice. not to golden the warriors stadium in san francisco is stoking more anger this morning with ucsf nurses taking to the streets in protests. =kris/2-shot= and i'm kris sanchez in for laura garcia-cannon. l a good monday morning it's 4:20 i'm sam brock. >> and i'm kris sanchez in for laura garcia-cannon. lots to get to this this monday morning. first let's get your forecast with meteorologist kari hall. >> good morning. you may not want to hear this but temperatures will be going back up these next few