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news, weather, and traffic. >> have a really good monday. >> bye. good morning. breaking news. international disgrace. bodies of the victims of the malaysian air jet liner sitting on a rail car in ukraine while a new group of investigators get access to the scene. and vladimir putin speaks out overnight as pressure builds on him to end the spectacle. pushing for peace. john kerry heads to the middle east today to press for a ceasefire between israel and hamas following the bloodiest day yet in the fighting and word two americans are among the dead. out of control. a massive wildfire in washington, now the largest in state history. nearly 300,000 acres destroyed. will improved conditions today
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finally help firefighters get the upper hand? and breaking up is good to do. just months after their very public parting, golfer rory mcilroy and tennis star caroline wozniacki wake up champions. monday, july 21st, 2014. >> from nbc news this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. gang's all here. carson's in for matt. watching those pictures out of ukraine break your heart after everything the victims have gone through now to have to just wonder what's happened to their loved ones. >> quickly turned to outrage. >> and i think it is really an international disgrace this morning. it's our top story. vladimir putin, of course, now pushing back against his
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critics. we'll hear what he's saying in a moment, but let's begin with the crash scene in ukraine. more bodies recovered overnight but what will come of them. keir simmons has the latest on that. keir, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. a forensic team is here now and say they should be able to move the bodies from a train station today. even as they arrived, more fighting broke out at another train station nearby. you'll have to wonder how they'll examine debris like this in such a vol tatile area. the victims have been taken to a train station. they will be able to move them today. four full days after the crash, huge pieces of aircraft metal are still unguarded.
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these are luggage compartments. nearby people's bags appear to have been opened. this morning the international outrage is growing. >> it is an absolutely shambolic situation. it does look more like a cleanup than a forensic investigation. >> reporter: from the scenes we've witnessed, what recovery there is is just basic. . a car and rope they're trying to haul some wreckage out of the water. they bring an old fire truck and the only crane. most of the bodies have been recovered. this man from minnesota lost his brother and sister-in-law. >> very outgoing and aded adventurous. >> reporter: he speaks of forgiveness. >> everything does happen for a reason. so that's again why we feel we can forgive those that did this. >> reporter: the pro-russian
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rebels accused by some of shooting down the plane seized the black box. they will hand it over, they say. two miles away at another crash site are family photographs found in the wreckage alongside teddy bears. belongings of a grieving relative in the world somewhere might want. locals said grief like this should bring people together. instead the pro-russian rebels and the ukrainian government is accusing each other of disrupting the investigation. and you really think every day clues that might be here may be going missing. >> keir simmons, what a scene in ukraine for us this morning. thank you. >> and the tragedy is spurring the already tense relationship between the united states and russia. overnight putin responded. foreign correspondent andrea mitchell has the latest.
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good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the downing of mh-17 has dealt another severe blow between the united states and russia. as they say there is evidence that implicates russia that they provided the missile and trained the rebels who used it. the propaganda machine of vladimir putin has been firing back at the u.s. issuing a video statement saying russia's sported separatists should provide access to the crash site. it comes amid the leader to do more to help the investigation. >> this is a moment of truth for mr. putin and for russia. >> reporter: on "meet the press," secretary of state john kerry ratcheted up the pressure on vladimir putin saying intelligence picked up convoys carrying heavy weapons crossing into ukraine in recent weeks. >> we picked up the imagery of this launch. we know the trajectory.
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we know where it came from. we know the timing. and it was exactly at the time that this aircraft disappeared from the radar. >> reporter: kerry blasted putin's government for not cracking down on the separatists. >> there is drunken separatists piling bodies into trucks. >> it's about the entire international community demanding that the proper access to this site is made available. >> reporter: putin's henchmen have denied any involvement and the powerful propaganda machine shifted into high gear with russia blaming ukraine's military for the jet's destruction. one even sniped at the u.s. on twitter. quote, the white house has found guilt before any investigation. just like saddam hussein and his weapons of mass destruction. so now we have promises from putin this morning, but he has made promises before for peace in ukraine.
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whether he delivers this time remains to be scene and whether europe will stand up to him is the big question. >> andrea mitchell, thank you so much. david remnick is the editor of the new yorker and has covered russia extensively. good to see you. we heard vladimir putin overnight saying to separatists let the investigators into the scene. can't he do more than that? doesn't he have control over them? could he end this right now. >> of course he has control over them. and we've gone through a situation now where the scene has already been violated. bodies taken to a train station for some reason. all kinds of violations. and he's saying the right things now, but quite late. and now people have to act on them. look, the horrible thing has already happened. this is a horrendous, horrendous incident that could lead to further violence and we hope that it doesn't. putin is the singular actor and
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he has to act now to set things right and has to stop this aggression in ukraine. >> u.s. officials are saying this is putin's moment of truth. but what's he likely to do? this is somebody you watch very closely. is he going to dig? or will he distance himself from the separatists? >> i think in some ways he set off this frenzy. remember that his annexation of crimea caused his ratings to go through the roof. >> in russia. >> but he's in politician in russia. his ideology has gotten increasingly conservative. he's released a nationalist fervor. it's up to him to rein it in and up to his media to rein it in. i think you can't imagine what you see on russian television which is how everybody gets their information in russia. he has unleashed this and it's up to him to tap it down, to
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settle things down. >> what would motivate him to do so? it's really europe that has been reluctant to go hard after russia in terms of what's happening in ukraine. >> well, what's incumbent is in the world economy his growth rate is now zero. it's almost zero. and it's almost as if he has stirred up this fervor as a way to cover this over. i mean, his popularity in the old days was based on enormous rates of economic growth. he doesn't have that anymore. if he wants to be integrated into the world economy, he has to start behaving like an actor on the world scene. >> always good to get your perspective. thank you very much. send it over to carson. >> thank you. now to the ongoing violence between israel and hamas. two americans are among the dead on the israeli side. and secretary of state john kerry is heading to the region to push for a ceasefire.
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nbc's richard engel is in gaza city. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, carson. secretary kerry is headed to cairo to try to revive an egyptian cease-fire after the deadliest day yet. over 110 palestinians killed. at least 13 israeli soldiers killed. two of them u.s. citizens. the bloodiest day of the two-week conflict started when israeli troops in gaza ran into trouble. several soldiers were killed when the vehicle was destroyed. israel pushed deeper in gaza, but lost two troops. palestinians say israel then unleashed hell. pounding an eastern neighborhood
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with artillery. palestinians describe a massacre. bodies in the streets, a journalist killed, a medical worker too. his colleagues grieved in gaza city's main hospital where the morgue quickly filled up. palestinians say israel's fire was indiscriminate. more than 70 palestinians killed in one neighborhood alone. thousands of civilians have fled the area and many came here to the hospital to check on loved ones, but it is too dangerous to go back to the neighborhood so they sleep in the parking lot. both sides bury their dead in a conflict that shows no signs of letting up. also overnight, israel bombed the house of a palestinian militant killing him and at least 27 members of his extended family. that happened in the southern gaza strip. savannah and carson, back to you. >> all right.
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richard engel reporting in gaza city this morning. be safe, you and your crew. meantime let's turn to natalie. huge fire in washington they're dealing with. >> massive fire. and fire crews are hoping cooler temperatures in washington state and calmer winds might help them get a handle on that massive wildfire. nbc's jacob rascon is there with the latest in alta lake. good morning. >> reporter: natalie, good morning. conditions today are better than they have been for a week and the fire is now burning in an area where there are no more homes. but that is the good news in a week the governor called unprecedented in washington state. the largest wildfire in washington state history has now devoured 300,000 acres of the cascade mountains. destroying more than 150 homes leaving entire neighborhoods desolate. on the front lines, hot shot crews struggle to gain control. erratic winds only making conditions worse. >> sometimes it'll pick up and
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get some pretty heavy gusts. sometimes it'll just die down to nothing. >> this was the basement. >> reporter: in alta lake a power outage forced the smith family to quickly evacuate hoping to return when electricity was restored. >> we never believed it was going to jump the river and come over here and do this. >> reporter: in the town of pateros, this church is one of the only buildings left on the block. just up the road, corner stone church doubled as a shelter for some members. some like tom handcox, now homeless. >> i tried to save it. >> reporter: an emotional journey for scores of families including many here in alta lake. they won't have water or power for at least a month. fire crews look ahead to rain in the forecast later in the week. >> that'll be good news and welcome there. jacob rascon in washington state, thank you. a small plane crashed near sedona, arizona, sunday killing four people and sparking a brush
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fire. hikers reported seeing the plane crash, but it took fire crews a couple of hours to reach the scene because of the rugged terrain in the canyon. the fire has burned at least 25 acres has not been contained. another weekend of deadly violence in chicago. at least 40 people were shot, 4 killed including an 11-year-old girl who was shot by a stray bullet inside a chicago home on friday. shmiya adams was at a sleepover with six other kids when that bullet came through the bedroom window. police are still searching for a suspect. more than a hundred homes are evacuated in wisconsin sunday after a freight train derailed. officials said about 5,000 gallons of diesel fuel spilled from the engine as the train came off the tracks. hazmat crews were called to the scene. two were taken to the hospital but are expected to be okay. it's not easy to say i'm sorry, but a dog named charlie sure has found a unique way to
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do it. it all started when charlie stole a stuffed animal from his human sibling. then the baby starts to cry. and charlie has a guilty conscience. not only did he bring that toy back but about every other toy he could find in the entire house. including a video game controller. >> there you go. >> charlie even gave the little baby a kiss. let's not smother the baby, charlie. >> next up he's going to bring a plate of bacon or something. >> yeah! >> all the bones he's buried. >> dad has him well trained. >> thank you. hello, mr. roker, back from your adventure. >> that's right. we've got a lot of heat to talk about. it's been kind of cool for parts of the plains, but that is changing rather quickly. we're looking at all this warm, moist air that is funneling up into the plains. behind it we've got cooler drier air. you know when you put those two together, that is not good news. first of all we've got heat advisories for minneapolis.
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this entire area, eight states the heat index is going to feel like it's between 100 and 110 this afternoon. add to that the slight risk of storms from minot to minneapolis. but within that there is a moderate risk for very strong storms from bismarck, fargo, aberdeen. could see tornadoes out of this. and a lot of rain anywhere from 1 to 3 inches of rain. so there is the potential for flash flooding from the dakotas into northern minnesota. we'll get to your local forecast in the next 30 seconds. hey. i'm ted and this is rudy. say "hi" rudy. [ barks ] [ chuckles ] i'd do anything to keep this guy happy and healthy. that's why i'm so excited about these new milk-bone brushing chews. whoa, i'm not the only one. it's a brilliant new way to take care of his teeth. clinically proven as effective as brushing. ok, here you go. have you ever seen a dog brush his own teeth? the twist design cleans all the way down to the gum line, even reaching the back teeth. they taste like a treat, but they clean like a toothbrush. nothing says you care like a milk-bone brushing chew.
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[ barks ] good morning to you, 7:16 now, maybe you want to take the dog for a walk this morning. yeah, you know what, great conditions to do so. areas south of the golden gate bridge. we have a little bit of shower activity, mostly concentrated that the point up in sanoma county. just about here in loren county, one cell moving to the north. throughout the day today, we are going to see an overcast sky to start. that's a story in ocean beach, san jose. throughout the day, temperatures will be comfortable as a result. low 80s inland for this afternoon. and that's your latest weather. >> al, thank you very much. more tributes pouring in for well-loved actor james garner. he died at the age of 86. his career spanned six decades and he amassed countless fans along the way. >> my name is brett maverick. i sometimes try my hand at a game of whisk or even poker.
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>> actor james garner got his big start in a western tv show "maverick." from there he transitioned from the small to big screen alongside people like clint eastwood, steve mcqueen, doris day and julie andrews. >> this is jim rockford. >> reporter: but it was his role as jim rockford in "the rockford files" that earned him five emmy nominations and one win. he parlayed that popularity as a role as a pitchman for polaroid cameras. their chemistry so convincing many believed they were a real-life couple. >> you made it to the top. >> the camera did, i just went along for the ride. >> i'm not a lifeguard. i'm not your dutch uncle. >> reporter: he played opposite sally field in murphy's romance and was nominated for an academy award. the oklahoma native was a veteran of the korean war before he took up acting. he told "today" back in 1991 -- >> my goal as an actor when i started out was never stardom or anything like that. it was to make a career of it and longevity.
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>> reporter: garner achieved his goal, gaining new fans from "8 simple rules" and the movie "the notebook." >> i know you feel lost right now, but don't worry. nothing is ever lost or can be lost. >> reporter: nicklas sparks author of "the notebook" tweeted sunday, r.i.p. to a legend. >> it's harder to make people smile. >> garner's survived by his wife lois. they were married almost 60 years. >> they met and like a week later they got married. >> that's one of the great movies, steve mcqueen. >> i just love how his career has span sod many generations. so many know him from "the notebook" nowadays. >> you came in this morning playing "the rockford files" sound track. >> there it is. >> carson filling in for matt. dylan is doing orange room duty. good morning. >> i don't have to do the weather today. is there anything you were really good at at 25 years old
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besides sleeping till noon? well, rory mcilroy was so good at golf he won the british open yesterday at just 25 years old. he walks away with $1.6 million. rory is not the only winner out of yesterday's championship win. his dad jerry also walked away with a ton of money. here's why. check this out. ten years ago his dad jerry placed a bet that rory would win the british open before he was 26 years old. those are 500-1 odds. obviously lots of hugs all around, not just for the win but because of all the money they are going to take in. and ladbrokes tweeted, congratulations, rory, we're paying out $180,000 to rory's dad and pals. there will be a party at the mcilroy's tonight. who knows who's picking up that tab. all in all with his buddies they placed an additional bet after they saw he was good at the golf thing, it ends up totaling
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$350,000. the other winner was rory's ex, caroline wozniacki. she won her first major tight until tennis, the istanbul cup. she says she was happy to win. not winners in love but winners in sports. i guess when you're not planning a wedding you have more free time to focus more. >> focus. breaking up is good to do, i guess. >> in this case. >> thank you so much, dylan. a massive new sink hole opens up in florida, forcing several homes to evacuate. we'll take you there, live. plus on a rossen report, are you making a dangerous mistake every time you light your barbecue? is "today" on nbc.
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whaddaya want, a parade? [ laughter ] bring 'em over here. c'mon. you're watching "today in the bay." good morning, it's 7:26, i'm kris sanchez. people living without water for the fourth day in a row. water line broke around 2:00 on friday afternoon, they were only given one gallon of water to get by. some folks have even taken water out of the pool to flush the toilet. no word yet on what that busted water main, what the reason might be and when it'll be fixed. today is the day water price goes up for customers of alameda county water district. people did such a great job saving water in the drought, it meant less money for the water agency and caused a budget short fall. so, they are raising the rates. volunteers in the south bay will take a bus load of supplies
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to undocumented immigrant children in southern california today. over the past week, people have been dropping off clothing and toiletries at guadalupe church in san jose. those donations will go to children and mothers who have been greeted by protesters in murrieta. they crossed the border in hopes of escaping violence in central america. i'm meteorologist christina loren, has sprinkles early, but now they withered away. >> yeah, they're just watching one area at this point, it's up in the north bay, the showers are quickly clearing, hey in santa rosa, you might find a few drops out there on your car, if you parked outdoors, use your windshield wipers. stockton with fog at this point. downtown san francisco, beautiful start to the day, plenty of low clouds to go around. in antioch, this is a great sign for you, the low clouds made it all the way through the delta, and as a result, it's going to be gorgeous today and mostly cloudy, here in the south bay, gorgeous sunrise coming your way
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with temperatures that are down right perfect for this time of year. 81 in the south bay, 77 on the peninsula. we'll look at your seven day forecast in just a moment, here's mike. san mateo bridge moving smoothly. there's a crash there. south 88 at 92. couple of minutes to clear. also crash in newark, police are advising you to avoid the boulevard, there's a crash that took out a power pole. meanwhile the rest of the south bay, continues slowing. we have more local news coming up for you in just a half hour. have a great monday.
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7:30 now on this monday morning, july 21st, 2014. okay. look at this crowd. these are the folks waiting for five seconds of summer since thursday. which is four days of waiting. you do the calculation. they're going to be here live in concert tomorrow. >> five seconds of summer, that is. >> definitely. but the concert will be longer than five seconds. >> amazing. >> i would say come early, but it appears you've been beaten. >> they are opening for one direction. going to be hot. get in line, savannah. here's what's making
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headlines today. russian president vladimir putin spoke overnight on the downing of flight mh-17. putin calls for the security and safety of international investigators but also said the strategy could not be used for political purposes. and an evacuation of a hundred homes. two trains collided there overnight injuring at least two people and spilling hundreds of gallons of fuel. could improving conditions help firefighters get a better handle in washington state? 300,000 acres of land scorched. still to come this morning, how do you all feel about this? two american icons at the center of controversy. the new relationship between the girl scouts and barbie that has some people upset. >> new girl scout barbie, right? >> exactly. when it comes to the first family, who is top chef? well, our revealing conversation
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with first lady michelle obama. >> looking forward to that. let's begin this half hour with a large sinkhole that's opened in a florida neighborhood forcing at least three families out of their homes. kerry sanders has the latest. kerry, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. you can see how massive this sinkhole is. geologists are still evaluating whether this sinkhole is going to grow or whether it is stabilized. geologists say this part of florida is accustomed of seeing sinkholes. but still they come without warning and when it does happen, it can be scary. >> mother nature seems to have a plan of her own and i'm not happy with it. >> reporter: and who would be? a sinkhole roughly the size of half a football field and three stories deep opening up just feet from your front door. >> i never even heard of a sinkhole back home in ohio. >> reporter: that's because
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they're not as common in ohio and other parts of the country as they are in february. still a sinkhole made news in kentucky when it opened inside the corvette museum. it became the museum's unexpected new tourist attraction. museum officials are now conditioning keeping part of it intact. but because of florida's geology, it has more sinkholes than any other state by far. about a year ago one took down this building in a resort near disney world. terrified guests ran to safety. no one was injured. and it's rare, but they can be deadly. last year this sinkhole near tampa actually swallowed a man as he slept in his bed killing him. his body was never recovered. melissa cox just moved into this neighborhood a month ago. does it make you nervous at all? >> yeah.
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>> reporter: florida recently received a $1 million federal grant to map where these sinkholes are most likely to happen. the geologists have figured out about 93% accuracy where they will happen. they may know where they're going to happen, just not when. >> kerry sanders, thank you very much. let's get a check of the weather now from al. >> "today's" weather is brought to you by new nexium 24 hour for frequent heartburn. now available without a prescription. >> and we got -- hey -- trouble of paradise in a couple of spots. first of all, over the weekend hawaii picked up 13 inches of rain thanks to the remnants of a typhoon. and in florida, more heavy rain. it's going to continue over the
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next couple of days. we're looking at cloud-to-ground lightning. and we're watching possible development tropically. e we are keeping an eye on it because of course it's been a very quiet tropics and we love that. for today the southeast, more rain into the mid-atlantic states. look for a gorgeous day here in the southeast. you factor in the humidity it'll feel over a hundred. pacific northwest cooling 7:35, good morning, i'm meteorologist christina loren looking live at your doppler radar. still getting some very light activity that the point mostly to the north of santa rosa. snow ma county, the only place we're still getting showers and clear throughout the afternoon. day ahead.o sunshine, beautiful mild for midweek. then the end of the week, the
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heat is going to crank. we have triple digits, but not until this weekend. overall looking good, first three days of the week staying steady, cranking that heat thursday into friday, hope off great day. >> and that's your latest weather. >> that was a great forecast. you know what i like my forecast with? >> what? >> a little nicki roker. can we relive the memory when he was photobombing the weather. >> did you know? >> i didn't know. i could see him sneaking around thinking, he's going to do it. he had a very good birthday. went to the white house later. >> that's so cute. >> he was more excited he got a phone for his birthday. >> that's pretty big. al, thank you so much. during her 55 years, barbie, of course, has been everything from a princess to a pilot. now the latest edition of the doll has her joining the ranks of the girl scouts and some aren't too happy about that. let's go to janet shamlian with
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the story. >> reporter: good morning. the new girl scout inspired barbie doll is rolling out this week. corporate sponsorship is everywhere these days. some say this partnership is a bad fit for the girl scouts. they're known for selling cookies, but are the girl scouts selling out? america's newest girl scout is barbie. she joined the troop as part of a $2 million deal with mattel. in addition to the new doll, girl scouts can earn a barbie badge. it's the first badge ever with a corporate sponsor. with her passion for fashion and that impossible hourglass figure, consumer groups are blasting the partnership saying a barbie in a scout uniform sends a wrong message. >> barbie is a terrible role model for girls. she's not about what the girl scouts principles are which have
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to do with leadership and courage. >> reporter: they say barbies have a wholesome image. >> girls and moms alike associate this doll with giving back in your community and the outdoors. we think those are positive messages to be sending to all of our girls. >> reporter: who's a girl scout here? but can barbie cut it as a girl scout? >> absolutely. >> reporter: in a world where girls are bombarded by ads at an early age, these moms think it's no big deal. >> i think the girls can identify with barbie, it might create a problem for us as parents. but the girls love them. it represents what they love. it's a win/win. >> reporter: it passes the girl scout test? >> yes. >> reporter: in a statement to nbc news, mattel stands by its deal with the girl scouts saying barbie's mission is a good fit with the scouts inspiring girls'
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imagine maations imaginations. >> let's turn to our girl scout analyst. how many badges did you get? >> i worked for them. that's what i'm upset about it i think if it inspires girls to join the girl scouts, great. but if you earn a badge for owning a barbie, i don't really -- you've got to earn that badge. >> natalie really worked for her badges. >> and she wants everybody to know. >> strong opinions. >> and she's still selling us cookies. up next, is your grill a back yard hazard? what you could be doing wrong that could trigger a dangerous explosion. then later on trending, the new feature
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all right. this morning on rossen reports, a consumer alert for propane grills. jeff rossen is here with more. >> timely story. we've shown you this before. unbelievable video from earlier this month of a massive explosion as this taco truck in philadelphia just blew up to pieces. 12 people were injured in this. five of them critically. investigators say a leak in the propane tank was to blame. and when we saw this, it got us wondering. many of us have barbecue grills in your back yards. we probably used them this weekend like me. so could something like this happen at your home? experts say yes and it happens all the time. they're about to show us this morning how quickly things can turn deadly. a fire ball in your background. a scary blast that can literally
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knock you down. and experts say it happens more often than you'd think. 7,000 gas grill fires every year. many from leaking propane like this. you're watching a fourth of july nightmare in progress. byron bends over to light his propane barbecue and then the explosion. his body is engulfed in a wall of fire. >> i looked at my arm and seen the skill skin burn off here. >> reporter: he left the propane on too long building up inside and igniting. home surveillance cameras rolling as he runs to the swimming pool to put himself out. moments later the paramedics arrive and rush him to the e.r. >> i got second degree burns all through here. my face and hair caught on fire. >> reporter: and byron isn't alone. these dangerous explosions are posted all over youtube. to find out just how powerful a
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blast can be, we set up a demonstration. with minnesota firefighters standing by, we opened the gas valve to simulate a leak. i can actually smell the propane right now. after just a few minutes -- >> three, two, one. >> reporter: you see that fire ball? that could be you standing at the grill. take another look. a giant ball of fire erupting from the grill blowing the doors open, shooting out of the top, and look at those flames out of the bottom. what's the most common mistake people make when grilling? >> they turn on the gas, put the cover down, hit the igniter. >> reporter: keep the lid open before you light it. >> yes. and don't let it build up and don't put over the top.
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another thing is soapy water test. check your hose make sure there's no bubbling. >> reporter: if you see it bubbling, that means there's a gas leak. >> that's right. you need to replace it if it can't be tightened up. >> reporter: grills are safe if used properly. simple tips so this doesn't happen at your next barbecue. and experts say there's even more you can do. here's the takeaway for you. if you keep hitting the igniter switch and the barbecue doesn't light right away, don't keep hitting it. don't do that. shut off the gas completely. wait three to five minutes before trying to light it again. if the gas is built up, that will help it dissipate. keep your grill at least three feet away from your house. that way it doesn't spread around if there is a fire. if you look at the grill and propane tank, there are instructions on the side. follow it to a t >> or just order in.
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you're watching "today in the bay." good morning everyone, 7:56, i'm scott mcgrew. >> complaints are being heard loud and clear. the pa system is being fixed. the components at the station's in san francisco, sunniville, and san jose were identified as unreliable and inadequate. the new system will bring communications up to current standards. the upgrade will be completed by the end of the year. cost of flying taking off again. security fees are more than doubling. the fee applies to the price of your plane ticket will go from 250 to 560. if you have a layover, expect that pay that on each flight. congressman dated that hike, but most of the money is going towards reducing the deficit and not towards improved security. let's check the weather this morning with christina, good morning. hey good morning, scott, good morning at home. still tracking light showers up
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in the north bay. at this point, mostly north of petaluma, working into sonoma county. that's going to be the case, then we'll be done with the shower activity. and just spectacular day to finish it off. 81 degrees in the south bay. clouds clearing here by about 10:00 a.m. you'll see a clear sky over san francisco. 68 degrees by lunchtime, then as we head throughout the next couple of days, really sweet stride through midweek. we're going to dlank heat up by the end of the week, let's check your drive, here's mike. traffic easing on the bay bridge, right approach still packed in. coming off the east shore freeway. we have a couple of crashes in central and also berkeley university avenue. so watch for more slowing there, meanwhile the south bay and northbound, its hit hard enough spreading out and think out. but still, slowing speeds throughout. rest of the peninsula, wide look here, southbound away from us, scott, bogging down at embarcadero. back to you.
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♪ it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, mr. roker goes to washington. al's visit to the white house with first lady michelle obama for a special dinner. >> the president's not a bad cook. plus don't make he stop this car. how one new minivan is making it easier than ever to control those rowdy kids. then it's a star studded morning in studio 1a. kate hudson is here. and so is comedy legend dan aykroyd. today, july 21st, 2014. ♪ >> hello, los angeles.
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>> hello, alabama. >> good morning, springfield, missouri. ♪ >> hi, al. i'm your number one fan. >> and welcome to "today." it is a pretty monday morning. july 21st, 2014. we've got a great crowd out here right now. tomorrow i think we'll have an even bigger crowd when 5 seconds of summer graces our concert stage. if you're saying, who, well you know what? if you're of a certain age, we didn't know either. but we'll tell you about this phenomenon. >> they've hosted hits one over the weekend on sirius xm. they're big. >> it's going to be a high
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decibel screaming tween situation. >> and kenny chesney is going to come and perform for us on september 23rd. >> enter for a chance to win a trip to see him perform at a special show in august. >> remember the guy we told you about a couple weeks ago, he seemed to nod off at the yankees game. then they mentioned it on camera. then he sued, i think, major league baseball among others. well, he has a big announcement to make. he's going to join us tomorrow morning for an exclusive live interview. >> i hope he sets his alarm. >> yeah. let's check inside now with natalie for a check on the morning's top stories. >> good morning once again. international investigators are on the scene of the crash site in a rebel-controlled area of eastern ukraine where malaysian airlines flight 17 was shot out of the sky. they have seen the bodies of some of the victims stored in
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rail cars. but want greater access to the site. most of the bodies of the 298 passengers and crew members have been recovered as outrage intensified over the downing of the amsterdam to malaysia air flight. they presented what they called powerful evidence that pro-russian rebels shot the plane down. now an emotional plea from a father who lost his only daughter on the downed plane. now he's begging world leaders like putin and president obama to pay some respect to the lives lost. here's nbc's katy tur. >> reporter: as some memorials grow and others begin to fade away, tears are turning into anger. >> my one child. she was my everything. gone. >> reporter: hans deborst was on the plane with her mother, stepfather, and half brother.
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>> why my child? yeah, why? you tell me. >> reporter: four days since the crash and he is still waiting for something, anything of his little girl. >> can i have that back? a sock or a t-shirt or a ring? >> reporter: the images out of ukraine only adding insult to injury. bodies left to rot. rebels reportedly stealing from the victims. in the netherlands, malaysia, and australia, memorial services without bodies. funerals stalled. and a father with little left to do but write an open letter on facebook. >> thank you very much, mr. putin, leaders of the separatists, or the ukraine government for murdering my loved and only child. suddenly she is not there anymore. she has been shot out of the
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sky. hans de borst of netherlands. today john kerry will be pushing for a ceasefire in cairo as the death toll grows in gaza. more than 500 palestinians have been killed in the two-week offensive. more than 60 of them sunday in the first major ground battle. at least 20 israelis have died including two soldiers who were also u.s. citizens. last night the security council demanded an immediate end to the fighting. two new york police officers have been assigned to desk duty after a man died due to a choke hold. eric garner was being arrested when the father of six was taken down as you see in this video. he later died. the emergency workers who responded have been placed on
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modified duty while an investigation takes place. an illinois woman is in trouble today and a photo on facebook is to blame. she posted this reading love my dress. the problem? well, a local store owner says that that dress was stolen and he has the surveillance video to prove it. the store owner posted a picture of the dress on facebook and people who saw her photo turned her in. lesson learned there. 8:06 right now. let's get another check of the weather with al. >> thanks so much, natalie. got friends here with liams lighthouse organization. >> it's raising awareness for a rare disorder that affects the immune system. mostly in children. we just had a 5k walk and raised about $100,000. >> you ladies have had bone marrow transplants too.
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that's good. liam lighthouse for more information. let's check your weather right there. mobile, alabama, local 15. we're looking at showers and thunderstorms today. temperatures are going to be into the 90s. your pick city today. we are looking at a beautiful day in chicago today. but tomorrow it's going to be rough. look for showers and thunderstorms tomorrow. in the meantime for the day, afternoon highs a little bit cooler than they have been in the pacific northwest. well into the 100s and 90s. and it's your 14th birthday. luke, nice to see you. happy birthday. oh, wait. this is luk. i'm sorry. that's the sign . 8:07, happy monday. i'm meteorologist christina loren. these are your current temperatures. we're at 68 in san francisco. that's also the high for today as onshore flow gets its act
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together. we're going to see the cool, wes sisterly breeze intensify. taking a look at mt. hamilton, overlooking the south bay, it looks like a bowl of soup with the low clouds. same cloudy sky over ocean beach. highs today as a result of that onshore flow, low 80s, even in the hot spots. >> and that's your latest weather. >> thank you very much, al. now to our interview with the first lady. we caught up with mrs. obama in where else? the state dining room. >> wonderful to see you. >> reporter: don't let the lunch hour fool you or who's coming to dinner. >> our 54 healthy lunchtime challenge winners! >> reporter: the tiniest top chefs from all 50 states with a seat at the white house table serving recipes they submitted selected by our friends to be cooked up by the white house chefs. when you saw some of these recipes, were you surprised at
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how creative they were? >> we're always amazed at how creative kids get with this stuff. especially when the adults -- they're the ones who moan and groan. >> we have a lot of state dinners around here. >> we do. >> they're not always as cheerful and fun as this. >> reporter: part of the plan if you give a kid a meal, they'll eat one meal. you teach somebody how to make the healthy meal, they'll eat that way for a lifetime. >> that's true. and that's why with let's move we focus on kids. because it's hard to change adult habits. but kids embrace change. get them involved. ask their opinions. they'll engage. >> reporter: who's the best cook? >> you know, i would say that i am, because i've done it more. the president's not a bad cook. he's not bad. >> reporter: what's his go to? >> chili and a stir fry. he's very proud of his chili. >> each of us have our weak nesses. malia, ice cream.
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it's very hard for her to turn down ice cream. my big thing, basically if there's a bowl of good chips and guacamole, i lose my mind. >> and that's why i want parents involved in this, because they have a say of what happens in their school. they probably have more power even than the first lady or the president to make sure that what their kids are eating every day is going to help them grow and develop into the wonderful human beings that we want them to be. >> reporter: i can't wait for lunch. >> it's going to be good. >> pretty cool. >> it was. and when talking to the first lady, we brought up your effort to put gardens into schools. she said that is so important for the kids to get their hands dirty and start a grassroots effort. >> did you crash the lunch? >> i actually had a pass because of nicki. he was able to come in as a kid and i was his guest. >> that's funny.
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this is an nbc news special report. here's savannah guthrie. >> good morning, everyone. welcome to this nbc news special report. we are awaiting a statement at this hour from president obama on the situation in ukraine. four days after the downing of malaysian airlines flight 17. as you know, 298 people perished when that plane was shot down. just this morning, a new team of investigators arrived at the crash site. let's go right to nbc's national correspondent peter alexander on duty at the white house for us this morning. peter, good morning. do you have any preview of what the president might be saying this morning? >> savannah, it's likely the president will address both ukraine and the situation in israel and gaza right now, but the focus of his remarks will
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certainly be on ukraine and he will, we are told, give an update to the american people on the situation taking place right there. it's likely the president will add his voice to that chorus of new pressure that is growing on vladimir putin, the president of russia, right now with new calls taking place, including a u.n. security council resolution to be voted on later this afternoon for access and a full international investigation at the crash site. the president will likely echo the remarks of his secretary of state, john kerry, just yesterday who he has now dispatched to the middle east to focus on that region as well. savannah. >> stand by there. let's go to andrea mitchell, nbc chief foreign affairs correspondent. we have seen the rhetoric ratcheted up against vladimir putin. what do you expect the president to say? do you feel like they're going to try to put more pressure on president putin. >> john kerry ratcheted up the rhetoric. president obama has tried to leave some running room. it will be interesting to see
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whether he does. the president is coming out. >> walking out of the south lawn from the oval office. expected to speak in a few moments on the ukraine situation and may hear him address the violence unfoflding in the middle east. >> good morning, everybody. i want to make a brief statement about the tragedy in ukraine. before i do, though, i want to note that secretary kerry has departed for the middle east. as i've said many times israel has a right to defend itself against rocket and tunnel attacks from hamas and as a result of its operations israel has already done significant damage to hamas' terrorist infrastructure in gaza. i've also said, however, that we have serious concerns about the rising number of palestinian civilian deaths and the loss of israeli lives. and that is why it now has to be our focus and the focus of the international community to bring about a cease-fire that ends the fighting and that can stop the
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deaths of innocent civilians, both in gaza and in israel. so secretary kerry will meet with allies and partners. i've instructed him to push for an immediate cessation of hostilities based on a return to the november 2012 cease-fire agreement between israel and hamas in gaza. the work will not be easy. obviously there are enormous passions involved in this and some very difficult strategic issues involved, nevertheless i've asked john to do everything he can to help facilitate a cessation to hostilities. we don't want to see any more civilians getting killed. with respect to ukraine, it's now been four days since malaysian airlines flight 17 was shot down over territory controlled by russian-backed separatists in ukraine.
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over the last several days, our hearts have been absolutely broken, as we've learned more about the extraordinary and beautiful lives that were lost. men, women, and children and infants who were killed so suddenly and so senselessly. our thoughts and prayers continue to be with their families around the world who are going through just unimaginable grief. i've had the opportunity to speak to a number of leaders around the world whose citizens were lost on this flight, and all of them remain in a state of shock, but frankly also in a state of outrage. our immediate focus is on recovering those who were lost, investigating exactly what happened, and putting forward the facts. we have to make sure that the truth is out and that
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accountability exists. now international investigators are on the ground, they have been organized -- i've sent teams, other countries have sent teams. they are prepared, they are organized to conduct what should be the kinds of protocols and scouring and collecting of evidence that should follow any international incident like this and what they need right now is immediate and full access to the crash site. they need to be able to conduct a prompt and full and unimpeded as well as transparent investigation. and recovery personnel have to do the solemn and sacred work of recovering the remains of those who were lost. now ukraine president poroshenko has declared a demilitarized zone around the crash site. as i said before you have international teams in place prepared to conduct the
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investigation and recover the remains of those who have been lost. but unfortunately, the russian-backed separatists who control the area continue to block the investigation. they've repeatedly prevented international investigators from gaining full access to the wreckage. as investigators approached, they fired their weapons into the air. separatists are removing evidence from the crash site all of which begs the question, what are they trying to hide? moreover, these russian-backed separatists are removing bodies from the crash site. often times, without the care that we would normally expect from a tragedy like this. this is an insult to those who have lost loved ones. this is the kind of behavior that has no place in the community of nations. now, russia has extraordinary influence over these separatists. no one denies that.
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russia has urged them on. russia has trained them. we know that russia has armed them with military equipment and weapons, including anti-aircraft weapons, key separatist leaders are russian citizens, so given its direct influence over the separatists, russia and president putin in particular, has direct responsibility to compel them to cooperate with the investigation that is the least that they can do. president putin says he supports a full and fair investigation and i appreciate those words but they have to be supported by actions. the burden is now on russia to insist the separatists stop tampering with the evidence, grant investigators who are already on the ground immediate full and unimpeded access to the crash site. the separatists and russian sponsors are responsible for the safety of the investigators doing their work.
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and along with our allies and partners we will be working this issue at the u.nited nations today. more broadly as i've said throughout this crisis and the crisis in ukraine generally, and i've said this directly to president putin as well as publicly, my preference continues to be finding a diplomatic resolution within ukraine. i believe that can still happen. that is my preference today and it will continue to be my preference. but if russia continues to violate ukraine's sovereignty and to back these separatists and these separatists become more and more dangerous and now are risks not simply to the people inside of ukraine, but the broader international community, then russia will only further isolate itself from the international community and the costs for russia's behavior will only continue to increase. now is the time for president putin and russia to pivot away
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from this strategy they've been taking and get serious about trying to resolve hostilities within ukraine in a way that respects ukraine's sovereignty and respects the right of the ukrainian people to make their own decisions about their own lives. and time is of the essence. our friends and allies need to be able to recover those who are lost. that's the least we can do. that's the least that decency demands. families deserve to lay their loved ones to rest with dignity. the world deserves to know exactly what happened, and the people of ukraine deserve to determine their own future. thanks. >> thank you. other actions -- >> that was president obama speaking from the white house south lawn. clearly stating to president putin it's time for him to step up. he made the argument that putin has control over the separatists who are currently controlling the crash scene in eastern ukraine and said it is time for
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them to step up, allow access, encourage a transparent investigation. he said, quote, that is the least that they can do. let's go to kier simmons in the region, left the train station where we understand many, many of the bodies have now been put into a refrinnge rated train. there's word that perhaps that train will be allowed to leave. what have you seen in terms of what the president talked about of the investigators to do their jobs there? >> savannah the president talked about a demilitarized zone. it doesn't feel like one. we're driving from an area where we've been told there's fighting breaking out. we saw on the way there armored personnel carriers filled with pro-russian militia armed to the teeth and so it doesn't feel like a demilitarized zone and that is the problem for investigators who might come here. in terms of the bodies, i spoke today to the leader of the forensic team who has just arrived here and he says that they hope to move those bodies on that refrigerated train
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today. i asked him, when they would be able to get them back to relatives. he simply didn't know, savannah. >> kier simmons in that part of the region. let me turn to andrea mitchell who is still with me. seems the purpose was rhetorical to drive up that pressure on russia to do something about these separatists that the u.s. and other western allies have said he very much controls. >> well, the fact is that putin put out a video clip for the first time today responding to the international outrage saying that international observers should be let in and so it was time for the president to respond and frankly there have been a lot of criticism over the last few days he hadn't been muscular enough. this was the most forceful the president has been, challenging putin to deliver on his promises but as you point out, savannah, it is rhetorical because what will be the next step? sanctions, more sanctions? the international community has yet to respond. >> and of the separatists themselves, the president said what exactly are they trying to hide? andrea mitchell in our washington newsroom, thank you.
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kier simmons and peter alexander at the white house for us. thank you. we will have a lot more on msnbc and tonight on "nbc nightly news." some of you return to regular program. for others there's more of we are continuing to follow the breaking news, the network covering the malaysian airline crash. meanwhile, here at home, the surviving suspect from last week's bank robbery and shootout will make his first court appearance and prosecutors plan to charge him with triple murder. he will be eligible for the death penalty. the charges may also include 22 counts of attempted murder of a police officer. investigators say at least one bank robber who died in the gun battle robbed the same bank back in january. let's take a look at your commute with mike inouye. i thought it was going to be christina. >> this is 880 and it looks
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similar similar to what we see most mornings. meanwhile, the earlier crash right past the golden gate field, still a little slow. the rest of the bay looking pretty standard. i have a crash over in newark. we had a crash at newark and lafayette. back to you. >> thank you very much, mike. i'll have more local news coming up for you in about half an hour.
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♪ 8:30 now on a monday morning. it's the 21st of july, 2014. happy monday, everyone out there. beautiful day. nice to have you along. >> coming up, one of the greats. mr. dan aykroyd. one of my favorites. he talks about -- >> ooh. >> -- his new movie on the life of james brown. and of course we're going to ask
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about his plans to celebrate the 30th anniversary of "ghostbusters." and talk about six degrees, james brown was in "ghostbusters" -- i should say "the blues brothers" as the reverend cleo fitz james. >> that's only like two degrees, right? even better. natalie, you are off on another "today" takes off adventure. where to this week? >> i took a death defying plunge on the terror-dactyl. so this week i'm going to cooperstown for the baseball hall of fame. going to be quieter but it's ahead of this weekend's induction. >> that sounds safe. >> it is somewhat safe. but i'm told i'm going to be trying this out. jenna bush hager and i will do a little tubing. >> i've been on that. you will need to hang on. >> so you and jenna are a new
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team. >> i've got my buddy. >> meantime, a big concert on friday. one republic will be here. you can choose one of their songs. go to to cost your vote. and 5 seconds to summer takes our stage tomorrow. they'll be making their u.s. morning show debut. people are excited about that. they've been lining up for days. so what's all the fuss about? here's your, savannah, 5 seconds of summer crash course. >> four guys from australia. >> we're 5 seconds to summer. >> reporter: one global sensation. ♪ >> reporter: luke, michael,
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cowen, ashton. >> what they did were videos on youtube. ♪ lewis from one direction saw them and tweeted saying you need to check these guys out. and they kind of exploded. >> reporter: the guys may be on tour with one direction, but they're stars in their own right. >> we want to show you how amazing you guys are. hang on, wait. [ screaming ] i love you! >> reporter: their debut single racked up 54 million youtube views and 15 weeks on the billboard hot 100. >> they're young, attractive, and they've got a great album. >> reporter: that album releases in the u.s. tomorrow and that's
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when they'll take over our plaza for their morning show debut. it's like a boy band trend. they're playing instruments and rocking out. not just singing and dancing. they'll be here tomorrow. >> all right. tomorrow morning. let's get a check of the weather. >> let's see what we've got starting with today. risk of dangerous storms through the central plains. cooler weather in the northwest. showers continue gulf coast into the atlantic states. sunny and hot in the southwest. tomorrow slight risk of storms through chicago and that area. more wet weather, mid-atlantic coastal areas. rain moves into . good monday morning to you. i'm meteorologist christina loren. these are your current temperatures right now. it's really mild out there. we're close to 70 degrees just about everywhere. low 60s in santa rosa and half
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moon bay. santa rosa kicking off at 66 degrees. a live look high atop mt. hamilton, mostly overcast. 75 degrees and 65 in ocean beach. you can hit the beach, a beautiful day ahead, 82 degrees and not too hot in your inland valleys. >> and that's your latest weather. savann savannah. >> thank you so much. for millions of kids summer camp is an opportunity to play outdoors, make new friends, and learn new skills. but now one chain of camp is teaching girls things they never thought possible. here's maria shriver. >> reporter: this is not your typical girls' camp. welcome to rosie's girls. a chain of day camps for preteen girls named after rosie the riveter, the iconic symbol of female power. >> we can do it!
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>> reporter: they boost girls' self-esteem through traditional male activities. from carpentry to welding to firefighting. empowering them to reach new heights literally. what does rosie the riveter mean to you? what does it mean to be a rosie's girl? >> it means you're independent, really brave, and you don't give up. >> reporter: 11-year-old sarah used to be paralyzed by shyness and fear. but two weeks into camp, she's now rappelling out of windows and making new friends. >> that was awesome! >> i feel stronger and more confident. >> reporter: so it seems to teach you to push through your fear, to work hard, and you can do things you never even thought of before. >> yeah. >> reporter: this camp in santa monica is one of eight locations in five states nationwide.
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most people think girls can't use power tools. when you tell people that that's what you're doing, what do they say to you? >> oh, my gosh. >> reporter: how's that make you feel? >> awesome. >> reporter: at an age when mean girls often cut each other down, these campers learn to build each other up. oh, look at me. they made this first-time rosie's girl feel much better about herself. >> most girls who are just starting kind of lose control but you did it on your own and did really well. >> reporter: thank you. encouraging somebody, very good. very smart. the camp also encourages a positive body image. >> take a step back if people have teased you before for your frame, your body type, or your build. >> reporter: in group activities like this, girls share their insecurities. then validate each other.
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16-year-old jackie is a counselor and former camper. how did it help you when you went back to school? what tools did you get here that you needed? >> i learned it's okay if someone has prettier hair than i do or has better skin or has a pretty smile. i'm special in my own way too. >> reporter: a good lesson to learn at any age. for "today," maria shriver, nbc news, santa monica, california. >> natalie approves. >> by the way, if you want to learn more about rosie's girls, go to up next, the legend dan aykroyd is here talking about his new movie and "ghostbusters 3"? could it be? please, dan, please. that's next after these messages.
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and we're back now at 8:40 with one of the most beloved comedic actors around. dan aykroyd shined on "snl," made us laugh in one of our favorite movies "ghostbusters" now he's in "get on up" as james brown's manager and agent. >> nice to see you. every day aboveground is a blessing. >> let's first take a look at this. >> look me in the eye. you believe in what we're doing here? >> 100%, man. you know that. >> if i'm spending my own money on the show, i'm going to be the business too. >> okay. >> and i want everyone in uniform. and i'm going to be in a sapphire blue suit. and i want the rest of the fellas in purple brocade.
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>> purple pose bro kad. >> for people watching, what was the relationship you played? the manager. james called him pop. this was more than a business relationship. >> colonel tom and elvis, colonel tom left elvis 8% and encouraged the use of the drugs to keep him going. ben was in the bernie category of agent. loves his clients. always wanted them to do well. enjoyed their work and artistry. so they had a symbiotic relationship. a bit of a father/son relationship. he was a sympathetic figure and one that james took and downloaded from him and became one of the greatest black entrepreneurs in the history of the show. >> and then the business helped him make that connection. >> james was a great businessman and got it right away.
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once he figured the rules out and the way things were done and the systems, he turned them to his advantage, increased profit. that was all from him. >> tell me about the first time you met had him. was it the first time you cast him in "blues brothers." >> i saw him for the first time at esquire show bar in '78. you could sit there and have a drink and the dancers would dance down the bar. so when the cape was dropped on him in "please please please" that was a transformative moment for me and my five friends that squeezed into one of the mother's mustangs and drove down there. when they dropped that cape, it was everything. it was theatrical, funny, there was music. it was just consummate entertainment. he was a great entertainer. >> you considered him a friend until the end. what was james brown really like? >> well, he was a little paranoid.
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because so many people had been trying to screw him since the beginning of his life. so he -- it took awhile for him to trust you. but he was funny and always playing kind of little pranks with his staff. tricks and pranks and stuff. you know, i guess he was just a showman and a great band leader. he was so much fun to be around. >> you hear about actors who get it. but to get mr. brown and the dancing and singing, he seemed to transform into james brown. >> i didn't have to squint to imagine it was james sitting there? he had his voice and cadence and the way james spoke. this was not a duplication or impression. this is a fine young actor embodying a role as actors should do. >> that's a great team.
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octavia spencer playing his mom. >> i get to be in this cast, so privileged to be in this cast with these tremendous actors. it's something i can be proud of and tell my children they can show up to this one. >> let's switch gears a bit. we just came off the 30th anniversary of "ghostbusters" last month. >> we owned the city here. >> what's one of your fondest memories of that? >> we were stealing shots all over no permits or nothing. we were just walking along at the library. and people, they didn't know who we were. they weren't even reacting to us. >> normal new york. >> it was great and thought this is just going to be a great experience. then we went to madison avenue with the rigs on and it was pandemonium there. here we were with the packs and the tube, that green tube we had there. you know what that's for? you see a ghost, you get scared,
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sometimes you lose it. >> that's what that was. got it. i thought you weren't scared about anything. what about "ghostbusters 3." >> it looks like we'll be in preproduction in the spring, from what i hear. >> all right. we'll check in tomorrow. i want to ask you about the late great james garner. you worked together in "my fellow more than." >> we did. what a classy guy. >> tell me about him. >> he was gracious and generous and young talent and young people coming up. no pretentiousness there at all. i got to work with him and jack lemon there. he was a first class actor and man. he'll be missed. you know, he was working almost there to the end there. did something a couple years ago. >> good to see you dan. all the best. you can check out "get on up"
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opening nationwide on august 1st. up next, do you have what it takes for the spartan race? but first this is "today" on nbc. >> i don't have what it takes.
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back with an athletic competition not for the faint of heart. naturally we turn to "today's" jenna wolfe to give it a shot. >> reporter: if this looks like your idea of a good time, you just may have what it takes to be a spartan. last year 3.5 million people participated in obstacle course races making it one of the fastest growing athletic disciplines in history. and while there may be other events out there, founder and ceo joe desina says there is only one spartan race. >> you get to a navy s.e.a.l. far day. >> reporter: a life long fitness nut left his career on wall
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street to tackle what he saw as one of the biggest problems in the country. >> we're not meant to sit at a computer and talk on a phone. >> reporter: today he considers spartan a movement. 1 million people will compete across 17 countries this year alone. what's the spartan mantra? >> one foot in front of the other. somebody said what happens if you bite off more than you can chew, i said keep chewing. >> reporter: joe says you don't have to be in your prime to get primal. which means people from all walks of life can find their inner spartan. >> i'm a dental hygienist. >> architect. >> tv people. >> reporter: but today we're all warriors doing battle. give me one last line before we cut the ribbon and start running. >> don't do it. >> reporter: that's the worst advice. >> go go go! >> reporter: getting there.
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>> good work. >> reporter: it's fantastic. let's do another lap! >> we're about halfway now. >> reporter: i was dreading this. i thought this whole thing was going to be tough. but i enjoy it. >> you get into it. >> reporter: how many people make the spear throw? >> about 20% make it. >> reporter: miss it! oh! every failed obstacle comes with a punishment. 30 military style burpees. is this 500 pounds? run through the fire and we're done? >> we dive through the finish line to make sure the time is good. >> reporter: okay.
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let's do it. >> you did it. >> reporter: this is what you do for work. what in the world do you do for fun? >> one more time! let's do it! >> reporter: for "today," jenna wolfe, norwich, connecticut. >> she's minutes away from being an american ninja warrior. >> another reminder that we are nothing. she's a superhero. >> she's different than us. by the way we should mention nbc sports is going to carry six spartan races this year. the first tomorrow night at 11:00 on the nbc sports network. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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we're back now at 8:54. time for special birthday wishes from mr. willard scott. hey, willard. >> and we are in beautiful mystic, connecticut. this is the showplace for ships like this. this is an 1882 bark. it was used in the navy for training. good ship. i was in the navy, and i was used for training. happy birthday for some of our birthday fans out there. from glen oaks in the great state of new york, we have marcella luizzo. she's 100 years old today. here is mary helen hamilton
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madison. get some presidents' names in there. anyway, 102 years old today. how about that? and she is from michigan. marion distler and marion is from great neck, new york. and she's 100 years old today. this is sam zalta. sam is from brooklyn, new york, baby. 100 years old today. and loves to sing to his grandchildren. and they sing back, oh, papa, we love you. juan garcia from naples, florida. 100 years old. this is george hiscott iv. he is from niles, illinois. 100 years old today. and he is a sports car fanatic. that's it. now back to new york city where they are sports crazy up there
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now. >> sure are. >> you better believe it. >> what's coming up next hour? >> we've got jesse mccarney on with us. also relationship c richie sambora. and interesting chatable items. >> what's your guilty pleasure with movies you wouldn't want to dozens of people have to find a place to spend the night after a fire left people in a home that is unliveable in san lorenzo yesterday. nobody was hurt. it's unclear how or why the fire started. let's go to the weather with christina. good morning to you.
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no red flag warning. temperatures are really comfortable. 5 degrees cooler than average. 74 in the north bay. 77 on the peninsula. 81 degrees today in the south bay with some changes to tell you about. what we have left of those showers clearing quickly, sunshine through by noon. milder midweek. we'll show you the seven-day in a moment.
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"today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist, and tamron hall live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and welcome to "today" for a monday morning, july 21st, 2014. i'm here with natalie. did you have a good weekend? >> i did. it was nice. a lot of soccer games for my son and just a lot of fun. beautiful weekend around here. you have a good one? >> had a good time. it was a weekend of nicki's birthday celebration. >> it's a big one. the big 12. >> yeah. i promised him a phone. so he got his phone. he's calling people at 6:00 in the morning. so now we have to say let's take the phone away until overnight. then in the morning we'll give
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it back. >> good idea. 6:00 a.m. phone call nobody wants. >> absolutely not. we're starting off with this malaysia air crash. and just the more you hear about it, the worst it gets. western investigators finally get to the crash site this morning to help identify the bodies. and then we hear this horrific story about bodies being stored in refrigerated train cars. >> i think it just compounds such a tragic story already knowing that this is a crime scene that essentially extends for miles and miles. and, you know, people's belongings are being rummaged through. there are reports of looting, people taking credit cards. and of course the bodies themselves being removed and taken care of in such a tragic disrespectful way. as john kerry said this morning on "meet the press," he talked about drunken separatists rummaging and pillaging the area
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and taking the bodies. >> take a listen to what he had to say. >> we picked up the imagery of this launch. we know the trajectory. we know where it came from. we know the timing. and it was exactly at the time that this aircraft disappeared from the radar. >> so we still don't have definitive proof about who's responsible for this thing. obviously you have pointing to -- >> pro-russian rebels. >> that's right. so there's a lot of pressure now being put on vladimir putin. he's pushing back. he's saying in a video statement that russian-backed separatists should provide access. >> in the international community, meanwhile, you have ten nations where there's suffering. people and families of victims of ten nations at least that we've been able to identify thus far -- >> and the black boxes. >> exactly.
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a lot of questions about where the evidence is going and who's taking care of this. it seems like it's basically out of control. >> and no end in sight. so we'll continue to watch this. but the idea that these families, their loved ones are being treated in such a horrific manner. even in death, it's just really outrageous. >> onto a different subject. if you're in the market for a new doctor, what do you usually look for? >> somebody i want to be very good looking. >> yeah. that's the criteria for al. >> and a good speaking voice. >> a lot of people look for good bedside manner. i'm one of those people. and whether or not their insurance is accepted. that's the first. do you accept my insurance, and how well am i going to get along with this doctor? apparently there's a new survey that was taken and they found that 22% of people say -- only 22% say they're confident they can find information to compare the quality of local doctors
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saying information on the quality of doctors is not easy to find. i certainly agree with that. i think i like a lot of people usually trust the people that you know and ask for a recommendation. i remember when i was looking, you know, when you're having a baby you're supposed to get a pediatrician, go check them out first. before you have the child. i remember just interviewing a couple paid trigs and not really knowing what to ask. it comes down to who's the one who seems to be, first of all, closest to me in proximity. and somebody i think i might like or has a good bedside manner. >> a good combo would be somebody qualified who you like. >> and qualifications also, you know, for say you have an illness, you want to make sure you're getting the right treatment for that illness. >> really likable but doesn't know what he's talking about. >> he's such a great guy.
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he knows so much about other things. summer stress? feeling a little stressed out, perhaps? >> surprised by this. 1/3 of us in the u.s. are more stressed in summer months. >> i think that's true. i'm more stressed in the summer months. traveling a lot. >> yeah. you do. >> and the kids are home. so it's not as easy, you know, because usually they're at school and somebody else is taking care of them. >> i don't know -- i think we're slackers. we don't do anything really fun. the kids are at camp, so they're gone. it's like school only with arts and crafts. >> exactly. >> i'm still making nicki's lunch in the morning. he's gone, gets back, still goes to tae kwon do. >> so you're less stressed. >> i'm less stressed. courtney's out of the house
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anyway. you go from two to one, it is like a vacation. it is the best. i can't wait for my daughter to get back. i love her. i miss her. >> it's too late. >> but, you know -- and nicki's digging being an only child. >> and yours are older too. they take care of themselves at this point. >> yeah. he goes downstairs and gets his own kibble. it's fantastic. i mean cap'n crunch. i'm sorry. >> sure, al. your poor kid. >> that's right. so, question. guilty pleasure tv show or movie? do you have stuff that you -- >> a lot of chick movies on mine. i guess this is netflix, right? >> we're talking netflix. you share accounts. you can see what people see. >> recommendations based on your viewing habits. >> so netflix is testing a privacy mode that will allow you to hide the movies and tv shows
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you watched in your activity log. >> if you're just dating somebody, that could be dangerous. like say they come over and say let's have dinner and a movie at home. and say that person goes to their netflix account and there's a lot of racy stuff on there. then you'd be like, okay. i know what you're watching when i'm not around. so the privacy button would be good. >> almost s ' rom experience here. >> no, but it shows your past history. that would not be good. >> i should be, i suppose, embarrassed and yet i'm not. >> what's yours? >> a lot of cartoons. like "anamaniacs." come on. being locked in a tower. and ralph is always chasing pinky and the brain. you know? >> i love it. that's a classic. they don't make them like they used to, do they? >> no, they don't. >> a lot of chick flicks.
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if i would pick one in honor of james garner, i'd say "the notebook." every time that movie's on i get locked in and i start watching it and cry all over again. my husband says why are you watching this again. >> i was going somewhere to do the "today" show and matt and i were flying together. he was sitting across the aisle and i look over and he is sobbing like a baby. >> and you were too, right? >> i was like, what's wrong? and i'm sitting and start watching this movie with him. and now i'm crying. i mean, we just were two sobbing, blubbering idiots. >> i can't help myself. i love that movie. >> we had to hold each other all night, it was just -- >> had to cuddle. all right. >> you want to talk about a guilty pleasure. to me this next one is the guilty pleasure. >> who doesn't love a little prince george fix every now and ago? especially those cheeks. you just want to squeeze those
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cheeks. there's this new photo released this weekend. he's there walking around on his own now. he's a big boy. because tomorrow he marks his first birthday. >> he looks like a little old guy. >> little old soul. >> little old man. >> anyway, we're going to celebrate his birthday no doubt tomorrow. i can't believe it was a year ago now. >> are you flying to london? >> no, i'm here. but i'll celebrate. >> you actually have honorary british status. >> i think so. i was there for like three weeks. something crazy. and then al, of course, you had a great day on friday. got to talk to the first lady. >> yeah. she was hosting the kids state dinner. these kids from all across the country were invited to show off healthy creations. if you give a kid a meal, they'll heat for one meal. you teach somebody how to make the healthy meal, they'll eat that way for a lifetime. >> that's absolutely true. that's why with let's move we
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focus on kids. it's hard to change adults' habits, but kids embrace change. >> who's the best cook in the family? >> i would say that i am because i've done it more. the president's not a bad cook. >> really? >> it's just -- he's not bad. >> what's his go to? >> chili and a stir fry. i mean, he's very proud of his chili. >> in that shot, does it look like i'm standing in a hole? this stunning statuesque woman and i -- i really should be holding a lollipop and singing a song to her. you know? there should be a house with a witch underneath it. crazy. >> i wasn't going to say anything, but you do look a little teeny there. >> a little polly pocket man there.
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man. anyway, shall we look at what's going on right now. a lot of heat and a lot of humidity getting itself together in the plains. so we're going to see this warm, humid airstreaming up into the plains today. we've got cool air, here's what's happening. we have this heat. over eight states, heat advisory. basically what it feels like. it's going to feel like 100 to 110 by the afternoon. you get that heavy -- that colder air coming in and so we've got a risk of strong storms today from minot to minneapolis. but a strong risk of severe weather later this afternoon into this evening. we could be seeing tornadoes out of them. dangerous thing about this is a lot of this activity will be happening late tonight into the overnight hours when you can't see what's coming. so make sure you stay tuned to your . 9:11. thank you, al. good morning more to you.
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taking a live look at sunol where the low clouds are clearing but we had enough to keep your temperature there is in the 80s for today. meanwhile, upper 60s in san francisco. full deck of clouds. and san jose showing you the most sunshine at this hour. it's going to be a spectacular day in the south bay. 77 in the peninsula. 75 in the east shore and 68 in san francisco. we'll take a close look at the extended forecast in moments. >> we wish to welcome you to munchkin land. >> oh, boy, al. i don't think anybody else noticed that but you. >> yeah. >> nobody noticed, really. coming up next, he gets my jersey girl heart beating. lead guitarist and founding member of bonn this is ben kaufman, founder of quirky. also known as the world's least important ceo. which is precisely why we tied him to this high-speed train.
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decades as the lead guitarest of bon jovi, arguably one of the biggest rock bands of all. >> now he's out on his own even finding time to give back to the community. richie's joining us. hey. good to have you here. >> great to be here. >> as we said, you spent three decades with bon jovi, but you recently decided to leave the band. why? >> well, you know, it was so arduous. we would go on tour 50 countries eight and a half months. i'm the guy that writes the songs, coproduces the records. that's another four or five months. the other guys come in two weeks and get to go home and have a life and have children and have a family. so i missed so much of my daughter's life. that pace was a bit too much for me. any artist wants to go and do something individually. >> time so settle down a bit. >> not even that, but explore your own. i've been a lead singer in all the bands before this.
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and i honestly missed it. i truly did. i missed it. and somehow through the 14 cycles over 30 years of doing what i did, i managed to fit in three solo albums and three solo tours. yet be a single dad. >> pretty amazing. >> now that you've stepped back and you've taken this step back and are spending time with your daughter, is it what you expected it to be. >> absolutely. i think a girl needs that masculine energy in the house. honestly, her grades are honor roll, you know, all that kind of stuff. there's a big jolt of love and happiness. and i dig being a father. >> making daddy proud. that's good. >> you know what? we needed each other. we did. >> that's great to hear. >> she needed me. i needed her. love and happiness or money. i'm going with love and
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happiness. >> good for you. >> you're finding time to really give back. not just time with your daughter, but also to great organizations and great causes. in fact, you're here in town for a charity event for les paul, a good friend of yours. tell me about what he meant in your life. >> i had this birthday party, i'm talking 1988, and a good friend of mine who owned the company back then and was friends with les. he brought les paul to my house. >> father of the electric guitar. >> father of the electric guitar. i had this deck at my house and we went out there and became friends and we never really stopped. and he said, son, i have a present for you. i said what? and he goes, yeah. and he gave me this amazing white guitar like i've never seen anything like it in my life.
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taking a look at the headlines. mixed results in the fight against aids. the research shows a drop in the hiv diagnosis from 2002 to 2011 despite wla the cdc calls significant process overall. the rate of diagnosis more than doubled amongst young gay and bisexual males. a warning about a powdered form of caffeine so potent that as little as a teaspoon can be fatal. it comes after the death of a high school wrestler. an autopsy found he had a lethal amount of caffeine in his system when he died in may. caffeine powder is sold as a dietary supplement and is not subject to certain federal regulation. the fda will consider taking regulatory action. the cost in flying is even higher today. starting today the tsa a raising the security fee added to every airline ticket. more than doubling the fee from $2.50 to $5.60 per person for
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every leg of your flight. and a layover will trigger an additional fee. if you are traveling this summer, the annual hotel ranking. four season hotels have the highest rated guest satisfaction. holiday inn took the top spot for mid-scale full service hotels. and rated tops among economy. dawn of the planet of the apes held onto the top spot at the box office over the weekend taking in $36 million. "the purge: anarchy" was second. and "planes: fire & rescue" was third. thousands of people beat the heat by slip sliding away. organizers transformed their main street into a thousand-foot-long slip and slide. officials say it is well padded underneath for tons of safe and slapry fun. 3,000 people hopped on for a
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fast pain relief. but for everything we do, we know you do so much more. tylenol it is 9:26. i'm kris sanchez. volunteers will take supplies to undocumented children in california today. over the past week, people have been dropping off clothing and toiletries. the donations will go to children and mother who is have been greeted by protesters in murrieta. complaints are being heard loud and clear at several bay area caltran stations. they were singled out as unreliable and inadequate. that upgrade will be completed early next year. and the cost of flying is
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taking off, once again. security fees are more than doubling. the new fee applies to the price of your plane ticket. the security part will go from 2.50 per leg and if you have a layover lasting more than five hours, you can expect the 5.60 charge again. it will go to reduce the deficit, not to improve tsa or security. we have a look at weather and traffic coming up after the break.
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welcome back now. the time is 9:28. take a look at the beautiful sky over sunol. the fact that it's 9:30 and we're still holding on to the clouds, as we head throughout the day, it's going to be on the muggy side, at least for the first part of the day. an onshore flow will take the grip on the forecast. mt. hamilton, overlooking the south bay, a beautiful day ahead. temperatures not too hot. 80s and upper 70s for most of
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the day. here is mike with your drive. newark boulevard laugh fay ye lafayette in the east bay, that's why they have the traffic control still in place. it's probably a better avenue if you're heading over towards the freeway, anyway. 87th has slowing there. nothing else a little dramatic towards the bay bridge. >> good. we don't like the drama. thanks, mike. more local news coming for you in just a half hour.
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welcome back to "today." monday morning, july 21st, 2014. i'm al along with natalie. willie and tamron have taken the day off. >> have you heard about this new trend that's all over twitter this weekend? it's called remove a letter, ruin a band. here's how it goes. okay? so that's the hash tag, anyway. shows you by removing one letter from the name of a band, you can completely ruin what the band is all about. >> for example, grateful dead. okay. very good. get rid of an "e" and it's grateful dad. >> then cold play, take off the
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"c," oldplay. >> good to see you. i remember back in the day when they had steam powered cars. >> new kids on the block. ew kids. really. okay. pearl jam, take off the "p" and it's earl jam. >> i went to school with a guy named earl. he was great. did you know you put a "p" in front of that name, you could be a rock star. i'm going to walk on over right now. that's right. if you take the "e" out of weather, it's the worst spell you'll see. like third day in a row here. it's going to continue. got dangerous rip currents along the gulf coast of florida. strong risk of some storms out through the plains.
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beautiful day in the pacific northwest. temperatures are lowering. humidities are rising. that will help the firefighters out there. then the slight risk moves around chicago. we've got wet weather on the western great lakes. interior rain in the pacific northwest helping those firefighters. another gorgeous day 9:32, some showers rolling through our neck of the woods. very, very light and spotty at this point. as we head through the next hour, they will be completely done. only the north bay is feeling the impact of what is left of the stray showers. in the afternoon, we're all going to see beautiful temperatures for today. 80 for the south bay. 75 degrees, comfortable conditions for today. on the east shore, clouds to sun, mild through midweek and then we're going to crank that heat by the end of the week. >> and that is your latest
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weather. nelsan ellis is no stranger to hollywood. you probably remember him as henry from "the help." but also probably best known as lafayette reynolds the sassy fry cook from the tv series "true blood." any time i get a chance to say sassy -- >> it's a good day around here. he's putting on his sassy dancing shoes for the biopic "get on up." he wants to prove he'll be there with james brown every step of the way. good morning. >> good morning. this is a great performance. but admittedly you said you didn't know who bobby bird was when you first signed up. right? >> i did not. when i read the script, i was like is this a fictitious character? i did the research and i fell in love with this man.
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i fell in love with the character in the paper. but outside of the paper, his life, he was such a wonderful individual. >> james brown owed him a lot. >> yes. he was devoted to the man. a lot of people came and went in his life. but bobby was consistent. his rock, his business partner, song writer, record producer. and in his own right he was a solo artist. >> and a lot of people said there's a similarity between his voice and bobby bird's. when you listened to recordings, what did you think? >> it was. like, on set, i dubbed things. and people thought it was me. >> you didn't even have to show
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up. >> chadwick bozeman who plays james brown has dance moves down. but you have some moves before. >> i thought i could dance before i started rehearsal for the movie. then i quickly realized no, i can't dance. so after five hours of dancing rehearsal a day, you know, we got it working out. >> and you got period hair there, too. you got some altitude with that hair. >> yes. a lot of wigs. >> so you didn't train your hair to do that. >> no, no, not at all. a lot of wigs. >> such a great cast. but among the cast, a lot of people that you worked with in the movie "the help." i wonder if there's a mini reunion there. >> yes. and we have a new person, jill
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scott, who's wonderful. but it was a mini reunion. it's always wonderful working with your friends. that's wonderful working with friends. >> by the way, jill is kind of your unofficial god mother. >> yes. and she's amazing in this film as always. >> she's a scene stealer in everything. >> she's a movie stealer. >> well, i think you all are. incredible performances all around. nelsan, so great to have you here. thank you so much. >> thank you. >> "get on up" from universal opens up august 1st. up next, from nascar to an out of this world anniversary, we'll get you caught up on what people were talking about this we'll get you caught up on what people were talking about this week. how much whiter can your smile be? introducing new colgate® optic white® whiten & protect we'll get you caught up on what people were talking about this week. toothpaste. this shell is made of calcium that can absorb stains
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necessarily what was the most searched topic. but trending. >> pulse of the internet, we like to call it. >> we'll start off first with a great one everybody was watching. the british open and rory mcilroy and the win at age 25. >> he's only the third person up to the age of 25 to win three major championships. of course a great moment for him. he's been accused of falling apart in the final rounds of other tournaments but he held it together and managed to raise the claret jug. his father also made $171,000 on a bet he made ten years ago. 500-1 odds that his son would win the british open by age 25. >> i should bet on my kids now, then? >> exactly. >> they'll be in the world cup. >> there you go. >> and his ex-fiance made news. >> she did. caroline wozniacki won and
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posted a dig. that she could wear heels for the first time. she is taller than him. but they both were winners over the weekend. >> happy for them. >> and then great actor, just a wonderful, wonderful actor james garner passed away. >> yeah. james garner many people know from "rockford files." he started in the '50s with "maverick." went on to be a star of movies. perhaps was known in "the notebook" for newer generations. he passed away at 86. people searching to understand his career. >> last one, let's talk about nascar. apparently a lot of people searching for the schedule. >> in fact, this was one of the rare weekends there wasn't a nascar race. and it's caused a number of fans and even drivers like jimmie johnson to say maybe we need to shorten the schedule. it runs for ten months.
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it ends up competing with a lot. there's interest in maybe shortening it and they wouldn't be fatigued. >> why would people take to their computer to search for apollo 11? >> this is the famed spaceship that landed 45 years ago this past weekend. planting the flag there. maybe wanting to see the iconic footage. get a sense of what was that like back in 1969. some people still remember where they were fascinated by it. >> very cool moment. thank you. >> thanks. and up next, remember his hit "beautiful soul"? well jesse mccartney is releasing a new album tomorrow. we've got him here live right after these messages. ♪
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that grows back, it's kind of a one-time shot and you have to care for it. he told me to use pronamel. it's gonna help protect the enamel in your teeth. it allows me to continue to drink my coffee and to eat healthier, and it was a real easy switch to make. this is lady. ♪ she's a unicorn... ...and a pegasus. and why is she strapped to the roof of my rav4? well, if you have kids... ...then you know why. now the real question. where's this thing going in the house? the rav4 toyota. let's go places. the toyota concert series on "today" brought to you by toyota. >> jesse mccartney made his
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broadway debut in "the king & i" when he was ten years old. >> not only can he act, but he can sing as well. he launched a solo career by the time he was 16 years old with the hit record "beautiful soul." and his latest album drops tomorrow. it is called "in technicolor." good morning. good to have you back here. >> nice to see you. >> you were here last summer and you were starting to talk about the song you had -- you had a song then, a single. now the whole album is out tomorrow. you're proud of it. >> i'm really proud of it. last year we were about to go on the show with the backstreet boys. now i'm doing my own tour. kicks off in north carolina on the 25th. it's an exciting time. >> besides the acting and singing, you're also a prolific writer of songs as well. i mean, you had a hand in writing "bleeding love" for leona love. when you write something for
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somebody, do you think maybe i should have recorded that? >> sometimes. my mother says why didn't you keep that song for yourself? i think a lot of people don't realize -- it's a misconception that a hit song for one person is a hit song for everyone. i think that leona lewis' vocals on that were above and beyond. >> you're going to sing for us "superbad." seeing you rehearse, there's a bit of michael jackson in there. >> a little bit. i wanted to make an album with a reflection of what i grew up with. >> well take it away. ♪ ♪ she's a miracle ♪ she got everybody talking ♪ she don't care at all ♪ watch the way she's walking
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♪ ooh she's a classy girl ♪ got danger in her touch ♪ she should come with a warning ♪ ♪ when she struts her stuff every head is turning ♪ ♪ ooh she's a class i girl ♪ my girl is superbad super stacked ♪ ♪ got no time for photographs watch out ♪ ♪ my girl is superbad ♪ that's a fact ♪ knock your train right off the track watch out ♪ ♪ she's divine all the time ♪ and everything she does it's always by design ♪ ♪ my girl is superbad that's a fact ♪ ♪ knock your train right off the track watch out ♪ ♪ treat her like a queen
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♪ don't need no permission ♪ sexy's her routine ♪ she's the definition ♪ ooh she's a classy girl ♪ my girl is superbad super stacked ♪ ♪ got no time for photographs watch out ♪ ♪ my girl is superbad that's a fact ♪ ♪ knock your train right off the track watch out ♪ ♪ she's divine all the time ♪ and everything she does is always by design ♪ ♪ my girl is superbad that's a fact ♪ ♪ knock your train right off the track watch out ♪ hey! ♪ my girl's a supersonic sex machine ♪ ♪ she'll put that technicolor in your screen ♪ ♪ yeah, she's a super
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psychedelic dream ♪ ♪ my girl is super super super bad ♪ ♪ my girl is superbad super stacked ♪ ♪ got to time for photographs watch out ♪ ♪ my girl is super bad that's a fact ♪ ♪ knock your train right off the track watch out ♪ ♪ she's divine all the time ♪ and everything she does it's always by design ♪ ♪ amy girl is superbad that's a fact ♪ ♪ knock your train right off the track watch out ♪
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♪ >> jesse mccartney, thank you. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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hi, you guys. >> our favorite ladies. what you got coming up? >> we're just going to cause some trouble. >> that's a given. >> second of all, the american ninja warrior, the little girl who's as big as a mini. >> she's a polly pocket. >> she beat out all the boys. >> and we're going to talk about a lot of things
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good morning, everyone. 9:56. i'm scott mcgrew. people living in pleasanton are without water again today. a water line broke around 2:00
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p.m. on friday. some have taken a gallon of water from the pool to put in their toilets. former secretary of state hillary clinton is going to be in the silicon valley this afternoon taking part in an online question and answer session. that starts at 2:30. she's promoting her best-selling book "hard choices." she'll likely be told once again if she's becoming president. clinton does not want to wait until after she becomes a grandmother later this year. here is christina. humidity with onshore flow has strengthened. 81 degrees and cooler than average. 76 is the forecasted high for today on the east shore. weather headlines tell the story. residual showers clearing.
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mild through midweek and then by the end of the week we bring on that summer heat. we'll talk all about it today at 11:00. here is mike with your drive first. all right. the bay bridge toll plaza metering lights are still on. we look over at the maps and you see a smooth drive developing off the east shore. traffic slower in towards the city itself. the rest of the bay is being looking really nice. nothing really unpredictable. some late slowing through westbound 580. south bay continues to recover. 87 and 101 are the slower sports. golden gate bridge, i should say, we can't see that in the fog. there you go. >> mike, thank you much. another local news update in half an hour.
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from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> hello, everybody. yes, you have made it t fun day monday, july 21st. >> already? >> 19 days, hoda, until your big 5-0. >> how many days until your beg 6-1? >> i'm not counting. i don't intend to mark the day in any way possible. >> really? >> no, no, no. all right. big show today. remember us telling you about last week this adorable girl, casey. she's the first woman to make it to the finals of "american ninja
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warrior." >> this is where the guys are all 6'5" and huge -- she's as big as a minute. she's teeny. >> we loved her, and we wanted her to come, and she's here. most people don't even get back to us, and she did. >> we are excited. anyway, she's going to be with us to chat with us. we have a big show and a lot to talk about. how was your weekend? >> your weekend was better than mine. let's start with yours. >> i went to the beach. by the way, it was supposed to be spectacular in new york, but it was kind of breezy. brought a sweat shirt, cozied up. you know, toes in the sand. it was a great weekend. went to a couple of things. there was one little event i went to, and there were some lovely ladies from hamptons magazine there. anyway, just hung out and did
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nothing. the highlight really is i love my dog blake so much. >> love, love. really? >> trying to train him and all that stuff. >> ever since you got a new man in your life, the dog had bad timing. >> who are you, blake? someone has told me there's a woman who is a dog reverend. >> this cracks me up. >> she's a dog reverend who wears a reverend outfit who comes over and can help you with your dog because she's ordained. anyway, she came to my house. she said a dog can learn 62 words. think about the words they know. sit, whatever. >> come would be good. >> come. i don't know. anyway, so now i'm careful with my words. i have a ball, and i have -- now he knows llama. it's so fun, though, to watch him -- >> does she pray over the dog, read scripture over the dog?
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what does she do with the dog? i would love to know. she's a reverend. >> i don't know what she does. >> i would love to have her on the show because maybe she can teach bambino how to stop licking certain parts of his body and getting little infections and things because that little damn-bino is what i'm calling him today kept me up all night long. i love that dog so much. i thought this is just -- it is just like when they're kids. you are up all night with them trying to soothe them. you know? finally i get hit him quiet, and then frank would start not the licking, but -- frank and bambino last night. i apologize right now for anything i might say or do. >> all right. speaking of apologies -- >> so she can help with bambino, i would appreciate it. >> if you say, kiss, he licks two fingers. if you say, kiss, he will do it. nose, he puts puts his nose
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there. >> how does that help his behavior? >> it doesn't. he knows what a llama is. does your dog know? >> i don't want to waste one of my 62 words on llama. how would i use that in real life in a conversation with bambino? >> this is a great piece of video. we love to scour and find these pieces of video. this is one of a dog that felt guilty because the dog, the beagle, charlie, stole a toy from a baby. look. baby is crying. what does the beagle do? >> he gives it back. >> and many more things. he brings everything. he just keeps piling them up on the baby. >> and there's something else. that dog does not know llama. you know? look at that. >> oh, my gosh, how sweet? >> isn't that cute. >> they're very adorable, beagles. >> i had a basset hound once.
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>> okay. >> that's a sad story. >> there's a new picture of -- >> his name was engelburt. >> oh, no. what happened? okay. anyway, he is no longer here? here's the first official -- >> it was fourth of july. >> there's more to the story, the dog that died. that makes for a great monday pick me up. what happened to your dog? >> no, no, no. i went to some fourth of july party, and he got out because of all the boom, boom, boom. it scared him. i scoured that neighborhood for days and days and days knocking on people's doors. >> maybe someone found him? he could be fine. >> it was 30 years ago. it's because i didn't sleep last night. i apologize. >> great new cute picture of prince george. any picture is a good picture of prince george. especially when he is taking his
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first step, or los to it maybe. >> he is not holding on. he is doing that all on his own. >> he went to a sensational butterflies exhibit. >> of course, he did. >> his birthday is tomorrow. >> happy birthday to that little doll baby. >> so adorable. >> can we just say hi to our friends? >> who is here? why? who are these people? >> we want to just -- it's always nice when we have guests in the study wroe. >> we have no idea who they belong to, why they're here. what their expectations are. >> i'm sure we've already let them down. >> probably. you know, beyonce, what's up with fifty shades of grey. >> everyone is waiting for -- >> not everyone. >> everyone, except you, is waiting for "fifty shades of grey" the movie to come out. apparently last saturday beyonce posted a quick tease of "fifty shades of grey." she may be doing the music for it. listen to the tiny itty bitty sn snipett of "crazy in love."
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♪ >> okay. that was weird. >> you find that sexy? snoo well, there were a couple of shots i thought were kind of sexy, but then it got weird when she was moaning. that was not great. >> good news for you. it's released on thursday. >> you won't see "fifty shades," the movie? >> no. america's dirtiest cleaning secrets. someone went to your house apparently, right? >> a lot of people consider themselves cleaning fan at i objects. the average american spends five hours a week cleaning. that's one hour every week day and doing nothing on the weekends or you could divvy it out. >> like my sister is one of those compulsive -- you will never not see her carpet just
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freshly vacuumed. >> oh, she's like that? >> the opposite of what you have. do you have a vacuum, hoda woman? >> yes, i do. i do. they say the more kids that you have and the more time you spend at home, the more team you spend cleaning. anyway, this makes sense to me. they say one-third of people avoid having people over to their homes because it's dirty. or they don't -- it's dirty. there are dirty dishes. should i come over? no, why don't we go out? i always say why don't we go out? i don't like anyone in my apartment. i really don't. i'm afraid of what they'll think. >> what grosses you out the most at other people's homes? this is a survey from clr. >> i think for me it's -- i mean, i like a bathroom to be really clean. what about you? >> yeah. i'm sort of a neat freak like my sister is. it's important. especially in a personal room. what's the total turnoff to you? >> yeah, like bad breath. >> oh, my god.
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these are called snappers. you know what's fun? i used them once before, but they have new flavors. this one -- i have to open it. oh, no. yeah. >> good girl. >> it's got carmel, pretzels, dark chocolate. can you try one? >> i had one the other day. the thing is it's really rough about them, you can't put them down. that's the trouble. you can't. >>. >> they're so delicious. >> they really are. >> you want to try one? >> they're really good. >> we have to throw them. >> okay. all right. $12 a bag. they're at, and they are heaven. >> they really are delicious. >> i have a friend named gretchen charlson. she is in a new movie called "persecuted." she's in it. she doesn't play herself. she plays a reporter. it's a story basically that's sort of a pastor have a mega church who is set up by a rotten senator because he will not sign something that says that basically to go against his own personal belief system.
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it's got some really good performances in it. bruce davidson is in it, and senator fred thompson and gretchen. you know, in this day when there's so much discussion about losing other freedoms one at a time, i think it's worth checking it out. i enjoyed it. all right. now, we're going to shout-out to kindness because that's another thing sadly lacking in our world. we topt hear of all kinds of acts of kindness while hoda eats. >> i'm not kidding. >> take a picture of you doing something nice for someone else. >> does it take it away when you talk about the kindness. i just ruined our contest. >> enjoy yourself, hoda. we're going to give you all the latest entertainment news on today's buzz. 5 feet, 100 pounds, she's the first woman to make it to the final of american ninja warrior. she's here to show us a few tricks and tell us what it takes to get in shape and beat the big
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she may look tiny, but don't underestimate the strength of jim naths kacy katanzara, she made the finals of "american ninja warriors."
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she's competing against some of the world's toughest athletes on insane obstacle courses, and she make the whole thing look so simple. >> look at that. stop it. who are you? we got so excited. she's here with us today. thank you for taking our phone call and actually coming. >> oh, thank you for having me. i'm super excited. >> was it not intimidating to walk in the room and look at those guys you are competing against who are huge, beefy, muscular guys? >> it's funny, yeah. i definitely don't fit in there. it's funny when you see the pictures and the things like that, but -- >> you're like where's waldo. >> they're easy to find in there. i'm very loud. >> are you? >> how have the guys taken to you in the arena out there? >> they have just been super supportive. s you know, there's such a big ninja camaraderie among everybody. >> the ninjas are nice? >> they are very nice people. >> we know there have been many men who have come before you who
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have tried, attempted, and not -- >> like a miley cyrus video. >> the wrecking ball. zoog oh, no. >> just to show you how good kacy is, take a look at this videotape we have of some of the guys who aren't quite as skilled as kacy. >> oh, no. >> you know it's not easy. you make it look simple. >> oh, no. >> oh, look. >> i need to work on my grip. that's it. >> so being little, kacy, can be an advantage, right? >> you have agility they don't seem to have. >> you know what, being light is an advantage, definitely. being short is a disadvantage, but i don't have to hold up as much weight as those other guys. you see these -- like you said, the big, beefy guys, and they don't have as well on the course because they're not as fast, and they have a lot more weight to hold up. >> you're a gymnast, and that's where you get all of your moves and stuff. tell us about your gymnastics background? >> you started early, right? >> i started doing gymnastics when i was about 5 years old.
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worked super hard, and earned a scholarship to universimaryland. >> is your family freaking when -- >> they're in jersey, right? >> my family is in jersey. my sister is here, and it's just so exciting. you know, i just get so many texts like you're on this, look at this, send this picture, look at this. you're on this website. i'm, like, whoa, whoa, whoa, i can't find it all. >> it's overwhelming. when you get this time to actually compete, you are all business. you're not thinking about any of that stuff. what's the hardest thing for you to do? which particular event? >> i would say this one right here, the ring toss, is really tough. it was new to american ninja warrior, so i had never seen it before so i couldn't prep for it, and it's very long. it took a long time, so my arms got tired, and i did slip occupy a couple. i could hear the crowd, like, yelling, and i was trying to stay calm. >> now what happens? you go to vegas, and then what? >> then what happens? when is that? we're going to follow you. >> it will air august 18th, and i believe that i'll be on the september 1st episode, so
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"american ninja warrior" airs monday nights at 9:00 on nbc, obviously. >> if you win, you win half a million dollars, right? >> no woman has ever done it. >> what would you do if you won? >> sometimes i forget that there's money because i just love doing it so much. >> yeah. >> it would just be amazing. definitely help the family out and get started. maybe start a business. do something cool. >> we are so proud of you. >> we have a little something since we're here. >> i was going to see if you wanted something. >> she's so cute and little. >> actually learning something, wouldn't that be a novel thing? >> in gymnastics one of the thing i do is a press hand stand, and it's really good. it works your upper body and your core, and it helps with your balance and everything. you got to start off, lift up. >> yeah, that's what i do in the morning. >> are you for real? >> that's what i do. you are great, kacy. >> thank you, guys, so much. >> look how little you are. >> you said she was a minute, but she's a second.
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you can catch american ninja warrior tonight at 9:00, 8:00 central here on nbc. >> guess who got married this weekend. >> the buzz from hollywood coming up after this. >> if your phone is ringing, pick it up because you could be our fan of the week, but probably not. >> doubtful. >> find out
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now, before we test your fan knowledge, we're going to tell everybody what why you are chose e. >> carrie has been our biggest fan for years, and watches every day with max. he is black and bambino's biggest fan. we've become a stap until her life. she can always count on our hour to cheer her up. >> she often finds herself quoting us, when she uses kathie lee's words of wisdom, and tells people think it through. she also learned a thick or two from hoda. she has mastered the hoda smile. let's see it, sweetheart. your hoda smile. yeah. >> all right. now we're going to test and put your fandom to the test with kathie lee and hoda trivia. we changed the rules. to win our trip, you actually have to get a question right. >> we're sorry. that was not our idea. you have 30 seconds to guess. >> one fwes. >> one shot at answering. are you ready, sweetie? >> yes. >> here it is. hoda's birthday is next month.
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how old is hoda turning? >> she's going to turn 50 is fabulous. >> all right. here it is. the trip is yours, and now we're -- are you ready to find out where you are going? yes. you and a guest are going to be heading to the beautiful sun river resort in sun river, oregon. >> stop it. >> for four days, three nights. you're going to stay in a seenic river lodge suite. >> it's beautiful there. >> relax spa treatments, a round of golf at the cross water golf course, a special dinner for two, and more hotel and airfare accommodations are furnished by sun river resort by destination hotels and resorts. >> who is going with you? max? >> well, not max. i'm going to bring a friend and have a fun girls trip. >> thanks a lot. thank you so much. all right, coming up is liquid calories your problem, or do you enjoy food too much? we're here to help you drop unwanted pounds. >> find out what were your unwanted pounds. >> find out what were your
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welcome back now. i'm meteorologist christina loren. low clouds and stronger onshore flow. 80 degrees in the south bay.
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77 on the peninsula and 68 degrees for today in san francisco. the north bay, we could see a little more shower activity as we head throughout the day. but overall, the trend for this afternoon is showers and clouds and full sunshine. if you get through the midsection of your week, mild conditions and then we'll crank up the heat by the end of the week. we'll talk all about that today at 11:00. here is mike with your dry. all right. we have it backed up along the berkeley curb. look at your maps and you're seeing a smooth flow. the east shore continues to improve through oakland and downtown and 83rd. west 580, late slowing as we had a stall approaching the dublin interchange. into the tri-valley, no other problem. the peninsula is looking really nice right now. back to you. >> mike, thanks. a drought of a different kind. people of a bay area apartment complex are dealing with their fourth straight day without water. we'll tell you the reason for
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the outage and why it's taking so long to fix. our newscast is coming up in a half hour at 11:00. we'll see you then. we are back on monday day monday where we take time to catch up on all things hollywood that you might have missed over your busy weekend. >> it's adam levine's nuptials. we've got it all with the latest scoop. it's entertainment editor for the chris witherspoon. >> how are you? >> adam levine did it. >> he tied the knot. everybody is buzzing about this wedding that happened in cabo san lucas, mexico over the weekend. a lot of reports out there. great reports right now. about 275 guests. he married his long-term girlfriend of about two years. >> what is her nationality? >> she's nemibia. she's beautiful.
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victoria secret model. adam levine famously said he would never get married on "jay leno" a few months ago. it was ae beautiful wedding. about 275 guests. >> jonah hill actually -- jonah hill actually officiated the wedding, and jason seagall was there. stevie nicks was there as a performer. >> i love stevie nicks. >> she's awesome. >> yeah. >> all right. let's move on. >> we wish them happiness. don't we? >> we certainly do. some controversial video. we're going to judge when we see it. tim mcgraw was on stage. apparently a fan grabbed his jeans. let's watch it before we pass judgment. >> oh. oh. oh, no, no, no. >> rerack, please. >> can we see it one more time?
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>> singing. you see, i think that was not great. >> it happened for an encore of what he was doing. a fan got heefld his jeans, and tried to pull them off. he didn't know who it was grabbing him. he was trying to keep his jeans on without, you know, getting a big tear. >> i guess when you wade out a little bit into the crowd, with everybody right there and everybody has had a few drinks and they're having fun. oh, my gosh -- you get -- you know, you get hooked on -- >> it happens all the time. beyonce was pulled off stage in brazil. she kept on singing. i think tim mcgraw lashed out and was trying to protect himself from whatever was happening. >> that's not the first time that's happened to him either. right? >> in 2007 he was with faith
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hill. a woman got too handsy. act like a lady. this is my husband. >> there is a line. >> tmz has the video, which is probably why -- >> tim mcgraw hasn't really spoke out publicly. the woman hasn't spoke out either. we don't know if she's upset or not. >> okay. angelina and brad are going to be reunited on screen. >> we love them. >> she's directing this film. i love that she directs. we love mr. and mrs. smith in 2005. $91 million for the film. this one is going to be called "by the sea." >> she wrote it too. >> she's writing and directing this. it's great to see -- >> there's nothing she can't do. >> nothing she can't do. a mother. maybe we'll see them in this film as well. they were in maleficent. >> oh, my gosh. >> a winner. >> now, the box office not good for the sex tape movie. >> the sex tape movie only
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brought in $15 million. you would think cameron diaz, jason seagall would bring in huge numbers. planet of the apes reigned at the box office. number one still. $36 million. then "purge anarchy" universal films, only cost $9 million to make, but brought in $28.4 million. that was kind of the surprise. >> is that one of those -- is that jason bloom? >> yes. >> it's doing pretty well. >> all righty. thank you. >> thank you, darling. >> all righty. we're going to meet the latest inductes into the joy fit club who last 300 pounds combined. >> actor you know from almost every where, tony award winner and emmy nominee john benjamin hickey. >> he's here. >> what a lovely man. >> he's here. >> whathat new guy is like a donut, tasty. yeah but you'll regret it. what about him? healthy like this super smoothie. yeeeeuk! the perfect man and the perfect snack, don't exist. you sure? try dannon oikos greek nonfat yogurt. perfect cause it's healthy with 0% fat and 12 gr. of protein
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she's 27 years old, and she's from westminster, maryland. she struggled with weight forever. she remembered being bullied by a kid and had a horrible time with that. she had a close family friend sit down with her and sort of have a heart to heart. you know those conversations. you can get angry or be thankful. at fission shifts hurt. she was mad. then she sat down with her family friend, and she really started to make changes. she took a lot of the joy fit club members success stories and looked through making sdmreenz and on-line, and she left them fuel her success. she got rid of liquid calories chshgs we're going to auk about in a minute. >> that's the key. >> she got obsessed with exercise. in this picture she is 350 pounds. 180 pounds thinner.
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exercising. >> awesome, honey. >> wow. wow. >> how long did it take? >> about two years. >> i kept it or off for another two. >> liquid calories, though, that's something we don't think that much about, but they can really get you, can't they? >> i sat down with mallory, and what we calculated is before she started the journey, she was taking in just from fruit juices and sodas and lemonades and ice tea, the coffee concoctions, her day 2,000 calories before you consider -- she knocked this stuff out, and she was dropping weight like crazy. that's just from getting rid of liquid medicine. >> you can put lemon in water. have you heard? sflool i start to cut my juice with seltzer more and more, so i just built up. >> it works. >> let's hear about our other lucky winner. >> so next up we have dan hall. he is 56 years old.
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he is from highland, michigan. in this picture he is just about 300 pounds. a couple of years ago dan passed out, and he was diagnosed with a fatty liver. they put in a pacemaker. high cholesterol, high blood pressure. put him on medication for everybodying. plus, arthritis, depression. he was a walking time bomb. he had a choice. he was either going to die or he was going to do a 180. this guy did a 180. he is off all of his medication. >> yep. >> he is 120 pounds thinner. dmroo bring him out. i want to see. dmroo dan. >> docome on, dan. >> and he plays the guitar. >> wow. ♪ healthy food is good for you ♪ maybe i should try some too ♪ when we eat it, we'll be
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strong ♪ ♪ keep singing a healthy song >> congrats to both. >> get ready to air your hang-ups when you talk about cell phone etiquette krip coming up. >> in everything from movies to tv to the broadway stage. lovely. john benjamin is here with us, and he is a lovely man. >> yes, he is. and he is a lovely man. >> yes, he is. >> rig the all-new electronics wdepartment at walmart? because you need to take your game to the next level. so we did, too. because you need to hear beats to truly hear beats. because you need gopro cameras to go do, whatever you do, like a pro. because you need to watch things here ...or here. we've got what you need in our new electronics department. over a thousand more of the latest tech products from all the best brands. the tech you want online and in-store. save money. live better. walmart.
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actor and tony award winner john hickey has been in everything from "pitch perfect" to singing hits to the big sea and now he is starring in wgn america's new drama series, which is really intense, "manhattan." >> it's set in the 1940s. he plays frank winter, an alouf american genius on a mission to
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build the world's first atomic bomb. >> the government of the united states of america, our work is so classified the vice president doesn't know we exist. >> as far as he is considered the manhattan project is a leaky tunnel in the irt, yet you're going to stand there, sergeant first class with your j-3 security clearance and talk to me about protocol? you could be court-martialed for just opening that file. >> scared of you. >> you are good. yeah. >> oh, my god. >> and that doesn't even begin to cover the family problems that happened as a result of the secrecy. >> no. you know, this is an extraordinary moment in our nation's history. it sounds almost like science fiction. it was the tiny little place in los alamos, new mexico. the middle of the desert. it was the birthplace of the atomic age. we built the bomb there, and all that that has changed our world. it was also the birthplace of the american supper in many respects, and it was a suburb built on secrets and lies and government surveillance.
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doesn't sound like the world has changed that much. >> yeah. >> but this is kind of where it all started and secrets and lies, it makes for explosive drama. >> your character is fascinating in a lot of ways. first of all, you had to learn a little bit about physics. that could not have been easy. >> i guess it's a generalization, but those of us in show business are in show business because we weren't paying attention to physics, right? >> come on. >> wrau. >> we were thinking of the school play or whatever, but i had to take a crash course in very quantum leap of a learning curve because -- >> you know that word. >> yes, exactly. i know a little something now. i went from something to nothing. one of the great joys is you get to go back to school when you get a job like this. you get to imers yourself in a time, place, history, science, and then you learn a little bit, and then you act like you know a lot. that's why they call it acting. >> that's why it's called acting. >> what puts you in that time period? it's set in the 1940s. you have to feel that, i would
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imagine, that vibe. >> you know, i know it sounds superficial, but for me it's all about that fedora. i'm a child of indiana jones. you know? >> i know the hat. >> you put that hat on. you feel like bogey. i'm not sure i look look bogey and act like bogey. >> on the set you're filming over there, and some of those things -- the buildings existed there, right? >> it's like total immersion. >> we have ten acres of set. they gave wgn a back lot, and they built the entire set. everywhere we walk, everywhere we go, we go inside a building, and everything is period detailed perfect. >> the ghosts are there talking to you. >> yeah, we're filming in the place that it happened. >> isn't that crazy? >> great project. by the way, i got an e-mail this morning from a friend of yours named andy cohen. clicketty clak. he said be nice to my friend. we're always nice. he wanted to be sure. >> we're not that nice to andy.
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>> we're not that nice to andy. >> wow. i'm here to sell some cheese. >> oh, you are? >> ladies and gentlemen. this is los alamos cheese. >> what? >> it's for you? >> i'm not go comment on my performance. this is the heaviest thing. >> it's the moon. >> oh. >> i hate to break it to you, but she's lactose intolerant. i'll be taking that baby home if you don't mind. >> he has no idea. >> he has a lap full of cheese. >> sunday night on wgn america. tune in. >> tony award winner. all right. >> we don't know. we'll figure it out. the right way to reach out and touch someone is not with cheese in your lap. without being rude to everyone else around you. >> we're talking about cell phone etiquette. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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cell phones have become such an integral part of our everyday lives that some of us have developed bad habits. >> you may remember this guy from the production company mediocre films responded what many say is the most annoying cell phone habit ever, which is speaking loudly in public. take a look. >> what do you want for dinner? >> i could go for anything. maybe a burger tonight or burger, fries, pizza. >> where are your kids at? >> i don't have kids. why do you ask? >> i'm sitting here at the airport just waiting to get on the flight. >> oh. i'm sorry. >> okay. >> text me. text me, and i'll text you back. that sounds perfect. >> i love that guy. >> all righty. sometimes bad behavior isn't funny, though. tips for cell phone courtesy it's president of the protocol school of washington. bam la, for you we're not going to make fun. we're going to be serious. >> well, you're serious. >> we'll pretend your at our
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cafe, and we haven't seen each other. >> somebody at that table is speaking so loudly on their cell phone. >> it's annoying. >> what should we do some >> well, i like to suggest first try to give them the evil eye. that's when you look and give them the stink eye. you know, raise eyebrows and kind of look at them like -- what? really? >> give the salute of some sort. >> i have seen people throw stuff. you don't want to do that. you don't want to get in the fight with them. >> should they be at the table with you? >> when you have it on the table, what happens is then you look at it. you're distracted by it. it vibrates, and your attention goes there instead of with your guest. then they're distracted as well. >> what if you're expecting a call from your daughter, let's say, and you need -- you are expecting and you need to make a call. what's the right thing to do? >> if i'm expecting a call from
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my daughter, i'll just say, hey, alexis has to call me. i have to check in with her. is it okay if i take this call? >> do you get up and leave the table? do you stay? >> i just say excuse me, ladies, and i'll go take the call, and i come right back. >> you're just being gracious enough to say, listen, you guys, i'm so happy to see you, but i'm expecting -- kathie is gng to call. >> sometimes we work, and people are trying to reach us, occasionally. >> if they were. >> you feel like -- you go like this, and you go uh-huh, we know what you are doing. if you peek down, you don't want to be rude and disrupt the whole conversation, but you want to check and see. is that a bad thing too to do? >> i don't suggest it. i say put it away because you're distracted by it. put it as far away as you can, and then that way you can paw pay attention to guests. >> what if it's vibrating? what if my purse is off vibrating. >> push it aside.
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just let it go. just ignore it like it's not yours. >> what if you get a text from somebody, and sometimes i think i have to respond to that in a minute later. then i forget, and then it's halfway through the day, and then you respond. if they're like a time where -- >> we want instant response. that's why -- >> let's do it. >> we are. but sometimes we have to relax a little bit and say, you know, i've got to be with these people. i've got family or friends. i'll get back. >> within 24 hours is what i suggest. >> and lastly, should anyone even bother leaving voice mails anymore? i stopped leaving them. >> i think you should if you call. if you make the phone call and they're not there, you should at least leave a short voice mail, and make sure you say it not -- not too quick because they're, like, who was that? >> exactly what i was thinking. >> you know who it was, kate hudson telling us she's on
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he. right now at 11:00, a drought of their own kind and not by choice. a local apartment complex enters a fourth day without water. plus, chaos and confusion at the crash site. outrage is growing as investigators have a tough time getting to the scene of the shot-down airliner. and hillary clinton is coming to the bay area. we'll tell you why she's at facebook headquarters. well, good morning, everyone. thank you for joining us. i'm scott mcgrew. >> and i'm kris sanchez. people at an apartment complex in pleasanton have not had water


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