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. north korea best not make any more threats to the united states. they will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen. >> a sharp warning to north korea who u.s. intelligence can outfit a missile with nukes as the rogue nation threatens to attack guam. >> breaking news as a cop killer considered armed and dangerous is captured. >> sleep apnea is the cause of accidents over the years so why are they canalling tests to test train operators. >> wering glen campbell and the out poung
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and old. >> the winner of the mega millions both a major lottery source. great being back with you. i'm frances rivera. >> i'm philipp menna. did you have good days off? >> sleeping in. trying to get back on track. >> you forget how fun it is to sleep in. >> good to be back. >> we begin with the unnevering news out of north korea. they have capability of missile-ready weapons from north korea. >> north korea best not make any more threats to the united states. they will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen. >> we have word kim jong un is threatening s
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territory of guam. >> it is president trump's provocative statement that some worry may lead to a major military standoff. andrea mitchell joins us with more. good morning. >> good morning, frances. a stern warning from president trump saying that the u.s. would respond with the fire and the fury that the world has never seen. the ah alarming warning briefed on the defense intelligence assessment, nbc news that they have a warhead small enough to fit inside a missile that could reach the u.s. mainland. he has shown off what he had as a weapon and now he may have built one. >> it doesn't appear to be an immediate threat to the homeland, but he is beginning to perfect the ability to deliver a device to the
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u.s. intelligence thought it would take years to get this far, but 11 days ago, they launched a missile test that could reach all the way to chicago and they may have a miniaturized weapon as well. u.s. intelligence missed the timing. >> the under estimation of the pace of this program represents a real blind spot as well as a danger for the united states. >> there are big hurdles and crafting a warhead that can survive reinterview and testing accuracy to hit a target. they shut down a missile over the pacific, but it cannot be counted on to be 100% accurate. the fear is north korea is on track to solve the technical challenges sooner rather than later. >> if they proceed on the program will figure out how to miniaturize the nuclear device that they have shown they know
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how to detonate. put it on top of an acbm. >> threatening guam and some are slamming the president's comments. dianne feinstein recommending immediate diplomatic talks. the chairman can't think of any other president, not reagan or eisenhower, who would have used that kind of rhetoric. >> andrea mitchell, thank you. >> tracy pots in washington. the president seems to have drawn a red line. >> he can try diplomacy with russia and china getting involved. china being the major diplomatic partner of north korea in that region, not to mention having a financial impact in terms of the economy of north korea. the other option is a military one. a lot of military experts say they are not good military options here. the president getting cri
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made. the senate's top democrat chuck schumer called it reckless rhetoric. this is not a strategy to keep america safe. it's not just coming from democrats. listen to what john mccain had to say about the president's reaction. >> the great leaders that i have seen, they don't threaten unless they are ready to act. and i'm not sure that president trump is ready to act. and so maybe it will turn out all right. he's the president and i'm not. i don't think that some of great leaders that i have admired would have taken that same path. >> it looks like more americans than not are not comfort annual with where this is going. 35% of americans say they are confident in how the president is handling north korea, but nearly two thirds, 61% said they are uneasy about
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>> we find ourselves in a determini dangerous game of chicken. >> the manhunt in the suspect for the killing of a police officer is over. they got a tip from a local citizen who say they responded to a call about a person walking along a highway. they found him and raved him without incident. he did suffer a gunshot wound and believed to have been fired by the man he killed. gary michael. this morning police are grateful he is off the streets. >> it's a relief for us that he is in custody, but it's with extreme sadness it was a result of officer michael losing his life. >> he is in the hospital and has been charged with first-degree murder. >> the trump administration is abandoning plans for screening drivers for sleep apnea that contributed to
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we have been following it all morning. >> good morning, guys. about 25 million of us according to the experts suffer from undiagnosed sleep apnea. obviously a big concern in the transportation industry and why many want mandatory testing. in 2013 when a train sped through a curve and killed four passengers, the engineer had fallen asleep. they said because of sleep apnea. after a young mother died in a train crash, his lawyer said he suffered from the condition as well. the trump administration said existing programs are enough and highlights eliminating regulations as one of his biggest accomplishments. >> my administration has been laser focused on removing the barriers to job growth and prosperity. we formed a deregulation task force in every agency to find and eliminate wasteful, intrusive and job kilng
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regulations. of which we had many. >> after the new york commuter train crash, the railroad determined 11% of engineers have sleep apnea. >> it doesn't take albert einstein to understand why we need these regulations. to pull the plug on it, there is no good reason for it. we called them and asked them for an explanation and they don't have a good one. >> they insist they should decide whether to screen as well for sleep apnea. many railroads like amtrak do and so do the airlines. they test the pilots. >> that's good news. thank you. >> glen campbell died after a public battle with alzheimer's and he received an out pouring of reactions from celebrities at all ends of the
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musician with a video statement and miley cyrus said miss you already. steve martin shares he was his first employer as a writer. john mccain writes great man and a great arizona an. >> cynthia fadden looks at his unforgettable career. ♪ like a rhinestone cowboy >> for 40 years it was his signature song, though he never learned to read music, his rich voice and extraordinary gift as a guitarist led to more than 70 albums and a staggering 21 top 40 hits. born dirt poor in the depression to a share cropping family in rural arkansas, he was one of 12 kids. his personal path was not always so gentle. he battled alcohol and cocaine
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times, but he kept on singing. ♪ southern nights >> in 2011 he received devastating news. he had alzheimer's disease. despite the memory loss, he made a brave decision. >> i ain't done yet. >> to go on tour as planned, hitting the road for 151 stop farewell tour with three of his six kids. >> who are all these people out there. there they are. >> the resulting documentary, an intimate portrait of the toll the disease takes. ♪ i'm still here but yet i'm gone ♪ >> the song was nominated for an oscar. his disease had reached stage six. stage seven is the end of the road. ♪ i've been talking t
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streets so long ♪ >> he was honored with a grammy for lifetime achievement. he brought the crowd to its feet, a celebration of his music and his courage. cynthia mcfadden, nbc news, new york. >> glen campbell was 81 years old. incredible career. a lot of rhinestone cowboys being celebrated. >> i didn't realize he had 21 top 40 hits. great career. >> let's go to bill with a look at the day ahead. >> flash flood threat in the southeast. we have calm with more storms around houston. 9.2 at risk for flash flooding. they will be along the stationary boundary. mississippi and alabama and a few storms along the coastline. great weather to be had too
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here's a closer look at your day ahead. you can see the cutoff lineup there about nashville to raleigh northward where we have great weather to be found. temperatures have cooled off in the northern plains and highs in the 70s as far north as north dakota. storms in colorado this afternoon. more storms from the plains too. more on that later. >> thank you. >> the world famous globetrotters are back with another amazing shot. they took off from new jersey's wildwood beach aboard a helicopter and he tries a shot from almost 210 feet above the rim. about 70 yards. release, rotation, and splash. there it is. we are not sure how many attempts it took to make this happen, but he made it happen. banked it. >> that's the place to do it. when you have that huge long stretch of beach. still ahead, police are looking for your help with a cgh
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>> it's making some in hollywood remember the dark days following the infamous sony hack three years ago. hackers demapping millions from hbo holding the most surprised content hostage. >> new questions
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$350,000 in prizes and freeplay®. this is monumental. >> they will be met with fire, fury and frankly power the likes of which this world has never seen before. >> tough words after north korea threatens to strike guam.
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just hours after the latest threat. pregnant and now in a pinch. the area hospital forced to stop delivering babies. n a and it's the construction a lot of drivers in the area have been looking forward to, the work you could notice on your drive into work today. >> news4 today starts now. >> it is 4:00 a.m., hope your morning is getting off to a good start. i'm chris lawrence. thank you for starting your day with us. you know, for the last couple days, we have needed the umbrella as you headed out the door. let's check in with chuck to find out if we're going to need it this morning. >> you won't need it for today. probably won't need it for tomorrow. couple of nice, dry days coming our way. the summer muggies remain on vacation. satellite review, the last couple of hours, there go all the clouds. no chance for rain around here


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