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area and our next newscast a 9:00. maybe we can close with one of them. >> beautiful. >> service, have a great day. good morning. good morning. hillary's headaches. surprising new polls find one key state. and behind democratic challenger bernie sanders in another. >> don't tell anybody. i think they're getting nervous. don't tell anybody. this morning, the mood inside clinton's campaign as the unpredictable race gets even tighter. heating up. a steamy labor day on tap for tens of millions in the southwest, all the way to new england. while the nation's midsection braces for more powerful storms and possible flooding today. breaking his silence sh the minnesota den sift who killed cecil the lion speaks publicly for the first time. this morning, what he is saying about the controversial hunt. the outrage directed at him and
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his plans to finally go back to work this week. and blindsided. two players suspended after being accused of targeting a referee, knocking him to the ground and piling on during a texas high school football game. authorities now investigating the frightening play and some calling for criminal charges. today, monday, september 7th, 2015. >> announcer: from nbc news this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. and welcome to "today" on this labor day, monday morning. matt and savannah enjoying the day off. >> i hope you have a great labor day planned. we were talking about that video from san antonio, texas. two players appear intentionally to go after an official in the waning moments of that game the other night. now people talking about a possible motive for why they may have done it. >> yeah. the students for now have been suspended from the team,
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obviously, suspended from the school. we'll get more into that story in a little bit. we get to this morning's top story and no holiday for the political candidates. our new presidential poll numbers spell bad news for hillary clinton as she's losing ground in the democratic race and the general election. going to break down things with chuck todd in just a moment. but first, kristen welker is in davenport. good morning. >> natalie, good morning. labor day means the presidential candidates will be out in force and ramping up their campaigns for the fall season and that includes secretary hillary clinton. her campaign aides say they're not worried about the new poll numbers. they always expected a competitive primary. still, they are hoping for a new beginning in the fall. >> reporter: hillary clinton in iowa, looking to restart her campaign. >> if you work hard and do your part, you should be able to get ahead and stay ahead. >> reporter: clinton's raspy voice underscoring her nonstop
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schedule as the latest polls show she might be in trouble. democratic rival bernie sanders is closing the gap in iowa, trailing clinton by just 11 points and things get worse in new hampshire where for the first time in our polls, sanders has overtaken clinton leading 49 to 38%. a key factor, on going questions about her e-mails. offer the weekend, clinton acknowledged she personally paid a state department staffer to manage her pry l. private server. and in an interswru nbc's andrea mitchell, she addressed the broader controversy. >> i am sorry that this has been confusing to people and has raised a lot of questions. i take responsibility and it wasn't the best choice. >> reporter: republican candidates keep piling on. >> for heaven's sakes, this was the secretary of state. she had a server in her basement. >> reporter: donald trump is still surging and when matched against clinton, trump comes out on top in iowa beating clinton by five points, although she holds a one point lead in new hampshire.
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clinton is now taking aim at trump. >> mr. trump, i'd rather you stop cherishing women and start respecting women. >> reporter: trump firing back on twitter, our country needs a president with great leerdship skills and vision. not someone like hillary or obama, neither of which has a clue. and while clinton struggles against trump, vice president joe biden who is still mulling a run beats trump in a general lection matchup in iowa and new hampshire. biden will be marking this labor day in the battle ground state of pennsylvania while the political world awaits a final decision expected soon. willie, back to you. >> busy time in politics. summer comes to a close. thank you. chuck todd is moderator of meet the press and nbc's political director. let's get into this and start in new hampshire. two months ago hillary clinton had a ten point lead on bernie sanders there. in our latest nbc poll, she now trails by nine points. that's a 19 point swing over the
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summer. what's going on here? >> well, look, i think the fact is that bernie sanders is connecting. a lot of times we sit here and focus on hillary clinton and there's no doubt that i think that she's come across a little bit scripted. the e-mail story has reignited doubts that maybe progressive democrats had eight years ago about her. they're back a little bit. throw it all together and you have a surging sanders candidacy tapping into a -- an excited progressive wing. thrown together with a clinton campaign that looks like they're tentative. that looks like the candidates sometimes look like she's struggling obviously to get out from under the e-mail storey. and here you go. now i know the campaign says well it's just iowa and new hampshire. these are very white states, they're not diverse. wait until the campaign moves on to the south. losing both of them would be disastrous. >> and chuk chuck nshgts backgrou --
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and, chuck, we have vice president biden weigh wlg to get into the race. there is a debate coming up next month. when does he have to make his move here? >> well, what's interesting is those close to biden say the vice president is trying to find out what his drop dead deadline s what is the last filing deadline? and he has found out he could go all the way until november without missing a state, without missing a ballot. that said, he himself has been told end of the month is more realistic. if you want to do a competitive campaign and actually have a shot at winning, you better be in by october 1st. the problem, is he's not there yet. he's looking to buy more time which i think tells me i don't know if he has the fire in the belly to do what it takes to take on clinton to run. he may want to run, but is he willing to take on clinton to do it? >> chuck, as we look at your nbc poll on the other side, the republican party, donald trump is tied essentially with ben carson in iowa. he's winning by a wide margin in new hampshire. this was described as the summer of trump.
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are we now looking at the fall and winter of trump as well? >> we could be. i think it is better to call it the summer of the outsiders. take trump and carson. combine the numbers together. it's over 50% in iowa. and you see the outsiders doing well in new hampshire. john case frikasich is doing we well. i think this has been a horrible month for the establishment candidates. a great month for outsiders. i think that's what we'll see throughout the fall. which one of the outsiders has at built to hang for a while? >> it will be a fascinating year ahead when you put all these things together. happy labor day. we'll see you. >> thanks, willie. labor day marks the end of summer but it looks like the hot weather isn't going to go anywhere this week, sadly. i don't know if you're hanging on. and there is severe weather to keep an eye on as well. good morning. >> good morning, natalie. sadly, i think a lot of us, me personally, are excited for the heat to hang on. not quite ready to say good-bye to summer yet.
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this area of high pressure is going to make it feel very, very warm. we have 26 states with temperatures at 5 to to 15 degrees above average. not only is it warm, it's going to get more and more humid, too. a southwest wind. new york city, 90 degrees today. rochester, new york, pittsburgh, pennsylvania. they're 10 to 15 degrees above average. tuesday, it gets hotter before it starts to cool off by the endst week. burlington, vermont, 7 aby thursday. we have a front that will cool things down to the midwest as well. in the meantime, temperatures will be in the 90s up near 100 degrees and eventually st. louis going from almost dangerous heat today with feels like temperatures around 100 dropping down into the 70s by the time we get to wednesday. willie? >> all right. we'll get the rest of the forecast in a few minutes. the minnesota dentist who killed one of the most popular lions in africa says he is now going back to work. that's not all he's revealing in the his first interview. stephanie gosk is here with more than. >> good morning. happy labor day.
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walter palmer insists he acted legally while hunting ceci lchl. he says he doesn't understand the level of anger hurled his way ever since. >> reporter: breaking his silence, minnesota den sift walter palmer who faced worldwide backlash after killing cecil the lion on a hunting expedition in africa now says he did not intentionally kill the beloved lion. telling the associated press and the minneapolis "star tribune" in an exclusive joint interview, "if i had known this lion had a name and was important to the country or a study, obviously i wouldn't have taken it. nobody in our hunting party knew before or after the name of this lion." after palmer's identity was revealed in late july, his dental office and home became protest sites. petitions began circumstance willing to have him extradited to zimbabwe. his vacation property in florida vandalized. the chaos causing him to close the practice and disappear. but he insisted to reporters he
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was not in hiding. "i've been out of the public eye. that doesn't mean i'm in hiding" palmer said. "i've been among people, family and friends. location is really not that important." palmer now set to return to his minneapolis area dental office on tuesday says he doesn't know what the future holds. after he and his family have been vilified across social media with some posts suggesting violence. this has been especially hard on my wife and my daughter. they've been threatened in social media and again. i don't understand that level of humanity to come after people not involved at all. palmer said he was heart broken that his hunt caused disruption in lives of his staff and we should point out he hasn't been charged with a crime. when asked whether he would return to zimbabwe for future hunts, palmer said he didn't know. >> you hear some of the threats. let's hope he's able to return to work safely for his family and for himself. >> that's for sure. tough position for his family. >> yeah. >> thousands are expected to
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attend today's funeral for an illinois police officer murdered in the line of duty. his alleged killers still on the loose nearly a week later. nbc's kevin tibbles has more. good morning. >> good morning. as the manhunt continues, thousands are expected to line the funeral procession route to say good-bye to the popular cop they all knew as gi joe. >> reporter: memorials and mourners poured into the grief stricken community of fox lake over the long weekend. >> we're all kind of hoping that something happens soon and they catch these people. >> reporter: lieutenant charles joseph gliniewicz gunned down a week ago was remembered at a sunday tribute. >> he was a hard worker. poured his heart and soul into everything did he. >> reporter: funeral for the popular cop they called gi joe will take place in an area high school later today. while the man hunt for his killers continues with heightened intensity. >> we're not going to stop until we make an arrest. >> reporter: over the weekend,
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authorities announced they had discovered a significant piece of evidence found near the murder scene by officers using machetes and weed whackers. they're also scouring surveillance video saying they are still seeking three suspects, two white and one black. >> there is a commonality there and interest in those videos. >> reporter: but authorities here in fox lake have also had to deal with false leads. saturday they released a 911 call by a woman claiming to seat potential suspects last week. that turned out to be a hoax. >> two guys approached me and asked me if i was going to wisconsin and asked me if they could get a ride. i don't know who they were. they made me very nervous. >> reporter: that diverted resources and cost authorities $75,000 and valuable time. and the funeral procession will travel some 20 miles through many of the small towns and communities lieutenant
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gliniewicz served. natalie? >> going to be very sad day there. our thoughts are certainly with his family, father of four. he has done so much in his community. we're thinking about his family today. >> absolutely. thank you. >> we have developments on a major crisis overseas. >> deep division in europe over how to handle the arrive afl thousands of migrants and refugees. nbc's chief foreign correspondent richard engel has the latest. good morning. >> good morning. two very policies seem to be merging in europe with northern and western countries opening their doors. germany in particular. germany says it received about 20,000 migrants just this weekend. hungary is trying to close the doors. >> reporter: corralled in hold areas, migrants in southern hungary this morning awoke looking more like prisoners than europe's newest immigrants. many are sleeping out side and it starting to get cold because the camps in hungary are packed
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and dirty, ringed in razor wire and guarded by dogs. this migrant crisis is showing there are two europes now, perhaps there have always been. in germany, migrants are v. been applauded when they arrived for having escaped the world's worst war zones alive. germany says it will spend over $6 billion next year to help the migrants. in austria, too, a warm embrace. the tiny vatican city a fraction of a square mile in rome said it would take in two families, the pope urged every christian perish in europe to shelter a family. the gospel calls us and asks us to show solidarity to the smallest and the baabandoned an to give them a real hope. in hungary, they're calling out the riot police and working fast to finish a 100 mile-long fents
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to lock the border for good. this is one of the camps in hungary where migrants are taken. you can see some of them are on that bus. they should be unloaded soon. a lot trying not to come to the camps and to slip into europe without being noticed. it means no one can really say for sure how big this crisis really s. >> certainly a challenge. thank you, richard. ow big the c. a las vegas police officer is recovering from nonlife threatening injuries after a gunman opened fire shooting three rounds at his vehicle. two police officers were responding to a 911 call at a convenience store. at the time of the attack. one officer was hit. the other pursued the suspect on foot and took him into custody. the injured officer is in stable condition. a kentucky county clerk who has been in jail since thursday for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples is asking an appeals court to reverse a judge's ruling. kim davis objects to same-sex marriage for religious reasons and stopped issuing all marriage licenses in june. a federal judge ordered davis to
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issue the licenses. she was found in contempt of court. her attorney calls the ruling unlawful. a bizarre traffic incident in california. it's caught by a dash cam. take a look. it happened in orange county. you can see the driver behind the sonata stopped in the middle of a busy road. a woman in the honda jumps out and leaving the car to roll down the hill with no one at the wheel and no passengers. it crosses a median and hits an on coming suv. it comes to a stop and the woman was arrested for driving under the influence. not sweltering heat, nothing can some the action at the u.s. open. well, maybe this one thing. this furry tailed creature, a squirrel who did not have a ticket and was not an open certified ball boy managed to halt play during a doubles match. no one was quite sure what to do. eventually -- i can tell you it jumped into the stands. it was quite entertaining for some.
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>> that squirrel must live in the stadium because martha stewart was here on friday and she shot video of a squirrel running up and down the stands. >> poor thing. i think they're throwing stuff out on the court. >> unofficial mascot of the u.s. open. >> thank you, sheinelle. dylan? we have heat for your labor day weekend. it will stick around for a while. but we have a chance of stronger storms in the midwest. it's a slow moving cold front and it is going to drop temperatures up towards minneapolis today only 79 degrees. but watch out, some of the storms could be severe with hail and frequent cloud to ground lightning. that's a look at your weather across the country. now your local weather in 30 seconds.
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good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. a clear sunshine and cool start to the day. it's 54 degrees in the east bay, san francisco now 58 degrees and 48 degrees in the north bay, but check out these highs today. 92 degrees in the north bay, san francisco 86 degrees, the east bay up to 88 degrees and the tri-valley reaching 97. we will have 88 degrees in the peninsula and 92 degrees in the south bay. a lot of sunshine and also some choppy waves along area beaches. and that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you very much. two high school football players in texas have been suspended after they collided with a referee in the middle of the game. an investigation is under way to determine if the hits were intentional. nbc's kristen dahlgren is back
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with more on the story. good morning. >> reporter: we are used to seeing hits in football but not like this. the ref appears to be intentionally targeted and it's caught on tape. the hit comes with a minute left on the clock. there's the ref. watch the player behind him. boom, hit so hard his hat flies off before another player from san antonio's john jay high school dives into him, helmet first. the takedown caught from several angles is under investigation by the school district and interscholastic league. both players were suspended from the team. the school district says the video is extremely disturbing. we will teal with this on tuesday and schedule a due process hearing which will include formal interviews with game officials, coaching staff, and student athletes. northside isd will not tolerate this kind of behavior. the incident came as john jay's opponent, marble falls, was attempting to run out the clock for a 15-9 win after a
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contention games with several penalties against john jay for unsportsmanlike behavior. on social media, reaction was fierce. many calling for criminal charges on top of expulsion. players and students have tweeted the hit came after racial slurs were used by the official. the referee could not be reached for comment. the athletic director said he hopes to know more. >> whatever the motive, if there is one, that's an ugly incident. >> such unsportsman like conduct. hard to see. disturbing. >> thanks, kristen. >> still to come an arrest made in connection with the popular dentist in dallas. the gunman on the loose. we'll hear from the victim's family. >> plus a kayaker bitten by a shark off the coast of california speaks out. why he doesn't want you to call him a victim or blame the hammerhead shark. first, this is "today" on nbc. sure, tv has evolved over the years.
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less than perfect... we give you five days to change your mind. labor day -- there's a big traffic mess to good monday morning. i'm sam brock. even though it's a holiday it is labor day, there is a big traffic mess to tell you b the southbound 880 connector to highway 238 is shut down this morning. do you see those power lines there? that's because a truck crashed into a power pole bringing the wires close to the roadway. pg&e crews are at the scene in san leandro working to repair those wires. they say it could be until late afternoon before they reopen the interchange. antioch police investigating the city's third homicide of the year. last night police say they found a man who had been shot off of cavallo road. so far no word on motive or suspects. from fire to crime scene now, investigators are going to be at a school in sausalito in
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the hopes of figuring out what parked an overnight fire in an administration building. it started at 7:30 at a school district building on the willow creek academy campus no. classrooms were damaged. into whether or not that fire was set on purpose. at 7:26 # 27. whaths your holiday. probably getting out to the beach. let's check in with kari. >> it is going to be hot. a lot of people going to the beach to cool off. as we take a look at the sunrise in san francisco great way to start off the day. in napa 48 degrees, 56 in concord, hayward at 59 degrees. highs today will be hot. in the upper 90s inland. los gatos 97 degrees, redwood city 90 degrees, hayes valley today in san francisco 84 degrees, 85 in novato and 90 in oakland. san ramone today a high of 95 degrees. sam. and we are just starting to get cooking.
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7:30 on this labor day morning. the guys entertaining our crowd on the plaza. combine basketball and gymnastics. >> acrobatics. you can dunk. >> i can dunk but i'm not much of a gymnast. >> could we get you to attempt? >> as my body type would indicate. >> one for the record. >> that would be the one where i hit the trampoline and face plant into the backboard and slowly fall down. >> let's take a look at what's making headlines on this labor day morning. the minnesota dentist who killed cecil the lion has given what he
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says will be his only interview about the controversial hunt. dr. walter palmer insists he acted legally and plans to return to work tomorrow after spending nearly two months out of sight. funeral services will be held in illinois for lieutenant joseph gliniewicz, the suburban chicago police officer shot and killed last week, minutes after he called in a report of three suspicious men, a massive manhunt still under way for those suspects. and a kentucky county clerk jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples is appealing the order that landed her behind bars. kim davis has been held in contempt since thursday. her legal team says getting davis out of jail is their top priority. meantime, an arrest has now been made in connection with the murder of a popular young dentist in dallas. >> reporter: as they work to
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find pediatric dentist kendra hatcher, police and family say they believe there is more to it than a random robbery. >> i don't believe this is a robbery. robbers don't walk up and shoot somebody first and then grab their stuff. >> police got a break in the case when the owner of this jeep seen on security camera video in the garage where hatcher was killed told police she loaned the car to a friend. that friend, 23-year-old crystal cort cortez, a dental assistant admitted that's her driving away from the scene. >> the black cherokee fled towards st. paul. >> cortez is charged with capital murder. she told police she conspired with an unnamed individual for $500 to drive an unknown male suspect to rob hatcher. cortez's brother says authorities came in the middle of the night and took her son away. >> i really broke down in tears. knowing my sister she's not
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capable of that. >> reporter: unclear whether the dental assistant knew the much loved dentist. >> everybody that met kendra liked her. >> reporter: a go fund me page is set up to pay for the funeral. one donor writing, awesome young lady, she is definitely going to be missed by all. for "today," kerry sanders, nbc news. >> so sad. let's hope they shake that out. now to the newest encounter in what's become the summer of sharks on beaches here in the united states. this time talking about a hammerhead off the coast of l.a. and one lucky fisherman. here's nbc's gschwartz. >> reporter: lurking beneath the surface of the nation's coast, sharks showing up, making headlines. this weekend dylan marks was the latest to tangle with a shark. >> definitely got a taste of mortality. >> reporter: he's quick to point out it wasn't an attack. >> i wasn't a victim. i was a perpetrator. >> reporter: he was fishing and decided to hook a hammerhead and once he did, he decided it was more than he bargained for.
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>> i wanted to take the hook out and i didn't get out of the way. >> reporter: another close call with a hammerhead, this time near san diego. the same day a great white chomped down on a long board near california's morro bay and on sunday in cape cod, a great white rescue effort as dozens of beachgoers rushed to help a beached shark with buckets of water. experts say warm el nino temperatures brought sharks closer to shore. this year alone, 34 sharks in the u.s., including a series of bites in north carolina in june. experts tell us the rise in sightings like these young great whites off the california coast could also be considered a success story with recovery efforts for sustainable fishing meaning more foods for sharks. >> as shark populations continue to recover those interactions will go up. we have to better educate the public to be ocean smart. >> reporter: we talked about the shark increase. >> do you ever think about sharks when you're out here
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surfing? >> yes, all the news reports on the shark attacks, nick fanning getting attacked. the waters are warm out here. but we love surfing. we'll be here until the day we die. >> reporter: this year's warm el nino waters attracting more surfers, swimmers and sharks. if you see a shark, what are you going to do? >> give it a little punch in the nose, you know. >> reporter: nbc news, los angeles. >> the lesson of the summer from nick fanning to punch him in the nose. >> how about our reporter dangling on the surfboard with his feet in the water. i'm like, put them on the board! >> feet up, guys. >> brave move. >> let's get a check of the weather from dylan. >> in this corner of the plaza it's all pink. your family is here celebrating your -- >> 60 birthday! >> everybody from all over. >> missouri, kansas, south carolina. >> wow! >> speaking of the midwest, we have intense video from nebraska.
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look at this lightning storm. this is a time lapse capturing clouds and lightning strikes. they're kind of not even moving. the lightning is forming over the same area over and over again. beautiful stuff. no injuries reported with those storms. down in florida, we have this lightning storm, just light up the sky. there's the sand castle on the beach in the foreground. and luckily nobody was on the beach during that storm. that is some intense cloud-to-ground lightning. we are looking at a chance of stronger storms back through florida and the midwest. this area of low pressure will produce heavier downpours. we could see one to three inches in some of those heavier downpours and also gusty winds. this cold front through the midwest will trigger more storms later today. nothing too severe. we're still looking at hail and damaging wind gusts and lightning, too. if you have barbecues for labor day, keep it in mind. up and down the east coast, it will be a hot one, temperatures in the 90s. back through parts of the midwest, st. louis, it will be
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good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. it's a cool start to the dachlt it's 48 degrees in the north bay and 58 degrees in san francisco, but it will be very hot this afternoon. 92 degrees in the north bay, san francisco 86. east bay 88 degrees and the tri-valley 97. 88 also in the peninsula and the south bay topping out at 92 degrees today. if you are heading to the beach, temperatures there right around 70 degrees and some breezy northwesterly winds. >> that's your latest forecast. guys. >> just ahead, unfriending your spouse on social media? why it could be the best thing you have ever done for your marriage. >> next, the end of a major aggravation. >> soon you could put your driver's license on your smartphone. that could mean fewer trips to the dmv. the dmv. one state is already testi johnson's believes that bath time is more than cleansing and moisturizing,
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we are back now at 7:41 with good news if you have spent long lines at the dmv. >> a pilot program is being launched in iowa that allows people to store their driver's license on their smartphone. here's joe fryer. >> moo. >> reporter: iowa might be known for corn but the hawkeye state is producing a glimpse at the future. >> it looks like an iowa driver's license. >> reporter: you will see the picture moves giving off a max headroom vibe. >> why is that? >> by having the head move it adds more security to it. >> reporter: for drivers a digital license could mean skipping the dmv to renew their license or change in address. >> you don't have to come back and change it. you can make that change appear right away. >> sounds good.
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you don't have to sit here for hours on end and waste your time. >> reporter: the app was created by morpho trust which said several states have interest. >> especiallile the younger generation. they are going walletless more and more these days. if we are going to keep up we have to have a mobile driver's license. >> reporter: iowa d.o.t. employees are in the early stages of a pilot program to see how the app works. they can access it by taking selfies, verifying the identity through facial recognition. that's one way to prevent fraud and curb fake i.d.s like the plastic one from "super bad". >> you changed your name to -- mclovin'? >> i am mclovin'. >> reporter: with the mobile license, stores, bars and police can scan to see if the license is legit. >> it comes back and tells me the person's date of birth and whether or not they are over 21 or over 18. >> it looks like something to make life easier, make things faster and more secure.
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>> reporter: still, there are concerns. like privacy. would an officer handle your phone? security, is your personal data safe from hackers? and convenience. will a mobile i.d. be accepted? they are working to address the questions. >> it's possible two years from now people could have licenses on their phones? >> very possible. to me it's not if, it's when. >> reporter: as iowa races forward, hoping to become the first state with a digital license to drive. for "today," joe fryer, nbc news, iowa. >> makes sense. you can scan through at the grocery store, airplane. >> matter of time, i think. >> a sign of the times for sure. they say it's in the testing phase but people have to carry a backup. >> also, make sure your phone is charged all the time. good to have a backup. >> carry the traditional. >> i don't have a license, my phone died. >> that won't work. >> but let me in the bar anyway. >> just ahead on popstart, will
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ferrell, baseball hall-of-famer? we'll explain. >> i can't wait. next, the guy who had to celebrate a bachelor party all by himself. it's a great story and carson has it for us with wrangler on this labor day. this labor day. binge eating disorder this labor day. or b.e.d. isn't just over-eating. it's a real medical condition. and while the exact cause is unknown, certain chemicals in the brain may play a role. and, i learned that b.e.d. is the most common eating disorder in u.s. adults. when i binged, i felt completely out of control. i would eat really, really fast and eat so much during my binges. it was very upsetting. to learn more about b.e.d. go to bingeeatingdisorder.com. and talk with your doctor. wheall i can think abouthit, is getting relief. only nicorette mini has a patented fast-dissolving formula. it starts to relieve sudden cravings fast. i never know when i'll need relief. that's why i only choose nicorette mini.
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it's all one road waiting for you to take it. discover more in a camry. toyota. let's go places. back now at 7:49 on labor day with the lonely guy who took social media by storm. carson has the story. >> a guy flew to chicago on thursday for his buddy's bachelor party, ready for a fun couple of days ahead but the rest of the group wasn't so fortunate. they didn't make it. there were weather delays. robby was solo in chicago, the
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only one who made it. he happens to work at our sister network sci-fi. he decided to go on with the activities as planned. he shared his solo experience using the hashtag chicago for one. he went to navy pier, had pick of the horses. looking sad there. took in a cubs game. >> aw. >> chicago for one. >> is anyone else in chicago at all? >> i don't think so. >> everybody's flight was delayed, dylan. took in local food, to go, of course. >> aw. >> that face. >> he was posting to quickly and everything went viral. people started to request to take pictures with him. this guy's like, i'll get a shot. here's the good news. here's that loser who's alone in chicago! things eventually turned around for the bachelor party. we have a video recorded just for us.
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take a look. >> -- by myself. 48 hours alone. but luckily they have all arrived since then and now we get to celebrate. [ cheers ] >> totally worth it. >> he had all these offers from places in chicago trying to help out the chicago for one guy. they did go to the cubs game. there they are. he gained 12,000 instagram followers just over the past weekend as people followed this whole escapade. there you go. >> a trend starting. there you go. >> sheinelle for one. >> we'll get you on the field at wrigley. that's worth it. >> worked out in the end. >> absolutely. carson, thanks a lot. just ahead a crowning achievement. we are live at buckingham palace with the record being set by the queen this week on a beautiful labor day morning. labor day morning. first, you tuck here... you tuck there. if you're a toe tucker... because of toenail fungus, ask your doctor now about prescription kerydin. used daily, kerydin drops may kill the fungus
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quake just hit the north bay. good morning. 7:56. i'm sam brock. breaking news, a minor earthquake just hit the north bay. 2.9 magnitude earthquake struck about 20 minutes ago roughly four miles east of ma. no word of any damage or injuries. we will follow up on the story. a 26-year-old man from the bay area is dead after a boating crash in southern california. michael harris is the son of former 49ers president and ceo. he was killed when two boats collided near catalina island overnight. three others were injured. right now there is a search for another boater who is policing and the cause of that crash is under investigation. on this labor day pg&e crews are work hard at repairing downed lines that are shut down a major east bay interchange just after midnight a truck crashed into the power pole right over the freeway there and brought power lines dangerously close to southbound 880 and the connector to highway 238.
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crews say it could take until this afternoon, maybe late afternoon, to make the necessary repairs to reopen that interchange. happening now, bart's trabs bay tube remains closed for repairs but the work is on schedule. no bart trains are traveling across the bay for the rest of the day as crews knicks worn out tracks. riders are being bused across the bay bridge. here is a live look at that bay bridge where things are flowing smoothly right now. everything should be back to normal by tomorrow morning's commute. now, we mentioned that earthqua earthquake, i know kari hall has been following that closely. >> that earthquake was just between outvil and sewn marks hopefully that wasn't a fore shock and we will have a few more rum blers as we go through the rest of the morning in the north bay. temperatures are cool to start but will be heating up as we go into the afternoon in the upper 80s in the east bay and peninsula, south bay 92 degrees, also 92 in the north bay and san
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francisco today reaching 86 degrees. sam. thank you very much. we will be back in 25 minutes with another update.
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. it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, crowning achievement. we're live at buckingham palace as the royal family gets set to celebrate a record more than 60 years in the making. plus, that time of year as we say good-bye to summer. we'll show you why now is the time to find the best deals for your holiday travel. ♪ then you won't have to wait until sunday night for a little carrie underwood. the country music super star opens up about her role as the voice of sunday night football, her new album and her new family. >> my son is the happiest little thing in the morning. he wakes up ready to go and smiling and laughing. today, monday, september
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7th, 2015. ♪ >> all the way from georgia on a father/son trip! >> shout out from iowa. >> baby number two is on the way! >> all the way from indianapolis celebrating our. and welcome back to a beautiful labor day morning right here on the plaza. good morning, everyone. great crowd out here this morning. >> good crowd on a beautiful morning. sort of a circus atmosphere out here today. we'll be breaking records on the plaza all morning, including this one. these guys are unbelievable. >> look at that. >> wow. >> wow. >> they're going for the record for most slam dunks from a
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trampoline in one minute. >> you know what it is at right now? 28. >> one every two seconds. >> be great if number 29 was wrangler. >> what do you think, buddy? >> i mean, it looks dangerous, though. >> these guys are good, though, they know what they're doing. we hope. and on the plaza on thursday we have a huge concert when justin bieber takes over. riding high with a hit new single. we can't wait for his arrival thursday morning only on "today." >> guys will start lining up. exactly. let's head inside to sheinelle and has a check of the top stories. >> good morning. today is a working holiday in presidential politics. busy at parades and picnics from the midwest. encouraging news for donald trump and burnernie sanders andr
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hillary clinton, not so much. kristen welker is in davenport, iowa. good morning. >> good morning to you. labor day means the presidential candidates will be wramping up their campaigns including secretary hillary clinton. her aides tell me they're not kerped about the latest poll numbers and they always expected a competitive primary and also hoping for a restart in this fall season. here's a look at the numbers, this is according to our latest nbc poll. bernie sandsers closing the gap in iowa, trailing clinton by just 11 points. and in new hampshire, for the very first time in our poll, sanders has overtaken clinton, leading 49-38%. meanwhi meanwhile, over on the republican side, donald trump is still surging and when matched against clinton in a general election, trump comes out on top in iowa, beating clinton by five points, although she holds a one-point lead in new hampshire. and while clinton is struggling against trump, vice president joe biden who continues to have
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a run of his own beefs up in iowa and new hampshire. the vice president will be marking this labor day in the battleground state of pennsylvania while the political world awaits a final decision from him expected fairly soon. sheinelle, back to you. the minnesota dentist that was the subject of a global backlash says he'll be returning to work on tuesday. walter palmer spent more than a month out of sight after becoming the target of threats. he tells the associated press that he was stunned to find out that he had killed one of zimbabwe's treasured animals. the lion named cecil was fitted with a gps collar as part of ox ford university research. funal services for lieut lieutenant joseph glinewicz. people paid tribute. over the weekend police announced they found a significant piece of evidence near the murder scene, although they would not say what it was.
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they are also looking at surveillance video as they search for three suspects. some tense moments at the indianapolis zoo on sunday. visitors and staff were put on lockdown for nearly an hour while an escaped cheetah was on the loose. the 4-year-old cheetah named, pounce, pounce cleared a primary exhibit wall to roam the area near the fence. close enough to the public to cause a code red. zoo entrances were closed off and visitors were ushered indoors while zoo officials tracked down and tranquilized the cat. no one was hurt. police near seattle are trying to find out or find a man who broke into a home, moved in and then tried to sell just about everything inside. the owners of the home had recently moved out and were preparing to put the house up for sale. they returned to find a stranger in the kitchen saying he was "here for the microwave" that he just bought. someone else was inside the home but ran off only to be caught on the neighbor's security camera. he had apparently been living in the house for several days and
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selling thousands of dollars worth of the family's appliances. beds and lawn mowers on craigslist. talk about a bold burglar. >> oh, my goodness. bold thief. >> they looked that house. sell the house. >> you can do that, you wouldn't have to pay the commission. >> right? >> thanks. well, this is a big week for the royal family. >> yes, it is. on wednesday queen elizabeth ii will become britain's longest serving monarch. what is she planning to do to mark the occasion? keir simmons is at buckingham palace. good morning. >> hey, willie, natalie, good morning. when you're a queen, sometimes less is more. so, here's the stunning thing. on wednesday, the queen told folks in there that she doesn't want any big celebrations and she will go to visit a railroad track and maybe there are some coins minted on this massive historic moment when she overtakes her great, great-grandmother, queen
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victoria. you can call it her crowning achievement. 63 years, 217 days own the throne. declaring age 21. >> i declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service. >> reporter: at only 25, she became queen. elizabeth ii inherited an empire established by queen victoria. the uk's longest reigning monarch, that is until this week. >> she has always been someone who vowed to do her duty back in 1952. and has not really wavered in carrying that out over the course of the six decades she's been on the throne. >> reporter: in that time, the world has changed. during her reign, ten presidents have been elected. back in the 1990s the future oof the royal family itself seemed uncertain. >> 1992 is not a year on which i
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shall look back with undiluted pleasure. >> reporter: her daughter, princess ann, the princess royal, divorced. and her son, andrew, from sarah ferguson. but it was diana who had the greatest impact. loved by the british, first divorced from prince charles and then killed in a paris car crash. leading to the biggest crisis of the queen's reign. >> there was a real feeling of anarchy. a real bristling amongst the loyal subjects of the queen and she felt it. >> reporter: but she rebounded. charles and diana's first son, william, married his college sweetheart. the future seemed assured. in time, the crown will pass to a line of kings. prince charles, prince williams and one day prince george. today, a grandmother with her husband of 68 years, prince philip she is embarking on fewer foreign trips. she has five official viz toots
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the u.s. under her belt. but last year alone she carried out 393 official engagements. at age 89, queen elizabeth is not exactly resting on her laurels. royal, as they may be. not just the length of her reign, how loved she is here. a poll for the newspaper over the weekend found that most british people think she is the best monarch this country has ever had. so, surely, surely on wednesday evening she'll sit with philip and charles and have a little glass of sherry. >> surely. >> surely. >> at the very least. she's been doing since she was 25. deserves a glass of sherry. >> she looks amazing. 89 years old. >> keir, thanks so much. could you give up showering? there is a guy who hasn't had
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one in 12 years and she stays clean. if you can see it right there. >> i'll take his word for it. plus, why will ferrell is getting honored by the hall of fame. on the last official day of summer, we hope you plan your fall get aways. first, these messages. helping your fall and winter getaways. first, these messages. so you'll get your tv from home on the go. which means you can watch movies while you're on the move. sitcoms, while you sit on those. and even fargo, in fargo! you can check out water-cooler worthy tv at the water cooler. yeah! flip between the fight, the game, and the ballet you didn't want to go to. binge, while you lose weight! channel surf while you surf. and enjoy a good cliffhanger while you hang from a...
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back now at 8:13. ready to trend? >> let's do it. >> what's the longest you have gone without showering?
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maybe a day or two? >> i went a full week. i rode my harley on route 66. showering wasn't a part of the experience of driving across the week. >> i guess after the trip you weren't pleasant. >> oh, yeah. needed a shower. >> how about 12 months without one? an m.i.t. scientist hasn't showered for 12 years. dave whitlock is an engineer and says excessive showering removes good bacteria on your skin. so he has a product called mother dirt, a live bacteria spray. he says that and the occasional sponge bath. >> a sponge bath is kind of a shower. >> you don't get rid of the stench. >> he said if there is grime on his body he'll spoung off. but not taking a full shower or bath. he said if you shower too much it's not good for you. >> he's single. we have established that. >> he's looking.
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>> a lonely man. >> we are looking. >> he said he was on a date once with a woman who was asking him why do horses roll on their backs in the summer time to stay clean. he said that was it. >> he's modeling this off of horses? >> they don't smell great and they live in a barn. >> oh, my goodness. now to the one thing you can do on facebook that could improve your relationship from a couples counselor in new york. his advice -- unfriend your significant other. ian kerner was friends with his wife on facebook and didn't want to see her posts about being tired or having a third cup of coffee so he unfriended her and found mystery is important to a relationship's success. >> i'm with him. >> that's a dating philosophy. from "the game." you want to say you crinkle your nose when you laugh. almost a compliment but it
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brings up a conversation. >> i'm for it. i'm for not being friends. i'm not friends with my spouse on facebook. >> on facebook. >> i'm not active on facebook. i don't want to know if his ex-girlfriends are contacting him. >> he doesn't want you to know either. >> he hasn't accepted your friend request. >> not now. >> maybe that's the problem. >> worked out great for him. >> not now. later, honey. >> earlier we talked about the u.s. open and the squirrel interrupting play. there is another moment. this happened during the match of djokovic and agut. check out the ball boy right here. okay? take a look. here we go. barely batting an eye. that ball going 100 miles per
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hour. just grabbing the ball. unbelievable. keeping a poker face the entire time. >> that's the thing. his expression never changes. just doing my job, man. >> next. >> very cool. >> we love this video. the singers whose performance wasn't as smooth. check out korean pop group g friends. on live tv. there is water on the stage. it's slippery. one member of the group goes down, then another. >> what's going on? >> it went on like this throughout the song. falling and falling. >> it wasn't the same girl every time. >> no, no. >> i think she would need to be kicked out of the group. >> was there an oiling wrestling match before this? >> we counted six falls all together. that's a bad one. give it to them. they keep powering through the performance. this is a great way. maybe we now know who they are. >> that will hurt their sneakers
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endorsement. >> i like them continuing on. didn't skip a beat. >> the show must go on. >> now to the mystery guy who had the best time at beyonce's concert and katy perry's wild ride. the labor day popstart. >> happy one for you. let's get to beyonce putting on a show at the budweiser made in america festival saturday. you can imagine the performance sold out. beyonce giving everybody their money's worth. she rocked eight outfits. so many people here including one guy in a gray hood. there he is. rocking out. singing, smiling. knew every word. the end of it -- it's jay-z! >> wouldn't you know him? he's so tall. he's got the smile. >> that's jay-z. the husband. so cool. just like any other fan. having a good time. >> that's awesome. >> next up, burning man, the big music and arts festival in the nevada desert. you never know who you will see.
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just like katy perry on the segway. check out katy. getting dusty. gets windy in the desert. she loses control of the segway. has to chase it. >> is that a scene from "mad max". >> pretty much what every instagram picture of burning man looks like. that's burning man. >> al's favorite weather term. the haboob. >> now to will ferrell getting a big honor. will was inducted into the national baseball hall of fame. will getting the honor this year. he played ten different positions for ten different teams in a single day to promote his hbo comedy series "ferrell takes the field." and reese witherspoon sharing a cute video with her son. ♪ ring, ring, ring ♪ banana phone ♪ ring, ring, ring ♪ banana phone
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>> reese and tennessee lip synching to "banana phone." they used the super popular app dub smash which i'm sure you guys have. it's fun. >> a lot of fun. >> popstart for labor day. >> we are keeping an eye on the tropics. we have tropical storm grace out in the atlantic. it won't do much. it will remain as a tropical storm for a few days. probably at peak intensity now running into an unfavorable environment. the winds will rip it apart and it should be a depression before it gets to the leeward islands next weekend. elsewhere across the country on labor day, up and down the east coast it looks like a decent beach day. temperatures in the lower 90s. watch for rip currents in the southeast and scattered showers and storms. hot through st. louis and the cold front will trigger storms today moving through wisconsin into the chicago area. back behind the front, that's the one that will make it feel like fall. temperatures will drop down into the 60s and 70s for areas like
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minneapolis and also chicago as you go into the next couple of days. watch for rip currents in the southwest and in good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. if you felt a jolt in the north bay, we had a 2.9 earthquake just west of napa. so we'll be watching out for that to see if there's any more aftershocks. it will be heating up today. a high of 97 in los gatos. palo alto and redwood city, 97 degrees. in napa, 94 today. oakland, 90. and hayward, a high of 86 degrees. and that's your latest forecast. natalie. >> thank sos much. if you are sad to see summer coming to a close on labor day, have no fear. now is the perfect time to take advantage of great travel deals. mark from conde nast.
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good morning. >> it's a great time to travel. you are getting terrific weather almost everywhere and off peak prices. it's a win-win both ways. >> we have great airfare, great hotels. are there booking strategies you can give us? >> there are three things i think about when i book a flight. first if you are booking more than one seat never book in a group. book individually. as the quirk of the reservation system. >> even if you are a family. >> book four seats individually and link them later. if there is a cheap seat and you look for four the reservation doesn't let you grab them one by one. >> also, follow twitter. there are amazing deals on the airlines. just using social media. jetblue has jetblue cheaps which i love. it's cheeps. you can find the flight deal. they offer deals. book ahead. think about every extra. baggage, in-flight wifi.
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>> let's look at deals. first to california and the channel islands in the pacific ocean. sounds gorgeous. >> this is a gorgeous national park. 41st out of 59 national parks. i don't know why. this is so beautiful. if you love hiking, biking, you can see animals. bird migration season. the seals are mating. fantastic. >> you have to be willing to camp. >> this is more rugged. $15 a night for amazing camp sites. >> deals for airfare? >> there is a great deal. you get fantastic deals. around $200 or so everywhere you hop on. >> let's head to chicago. one of my favorites. >> i used to live in chicago. the average temperature in september is 65. you have the bean. who doesn't want a selfie there and there is architecture in the
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fall. celebrating chicago is one of the most important places for architecture in the world. >> you find the free hand hotel. >> we call it a poshtel which is a posh hostel. you get all the amenities of a hotel but it is cool. there is an amazing cocktail bar. >> looks boutique-y, i like it. >> and chicago is a fantastic hub so good deals on airfare. >> to vancouver. also another favorite of mine. definitely for the outdoorsy person. >> and the bargain seeking person. the canadian dollar this year is the lowest it's been against the u.s. dollar for more than five years. it is a fantastic deal. you can go biking here on the islands. there is the okanogan wine valley. beautiful. >> and the sproat lake to hotel. >> seven rooms. tiny, charming and affordable.
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>> to austin, texas. great for music, food. it's the scene now. >> it is. it's one of the cities that's cool. this fall in austin there is a city limits music festival. paul keith from "top chef" opened a sushi bar there. fantastic for strolling and enjoying the culture. >> let's head to the caribbean for the last one here. if you are hanging onto summer and want more heat. >> on the bay that was described as the most beautiful in the caribbean. a 3 for 2 deal which works out at $300 a night for a luxury hotel. look. >> stunning. i guess the st. regis has a good deal as well for a splurge. >> this is 3 for 2. you end up in mexico on the west coast. just over $400 a night. it's a dream vacation. >> thank sos much. carson, over to you. >> coming up, we are kicking off the big break it.
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guinness world records all week long. we have the guys out here. i'm ...ve three! good morning. it's 8:26. i'm kris sanchez. even though it is labor day, there is a big traffic mess to tell you about. the southbound 880 connector to highway 238 is shut down this morning because a truck crashed into a power pole bringing wires dangerously close to the roadway. pg&e crews are at the scene in san leandro trying to clean up the wires. police in the south bay are looking for a second suspect in a video game store robbery that led to a 20-hour-long standoff. it happened on cochran road in morgan hill on saturday morning. a gunman made off with customers' cell phones, wallets and several of the store's game
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consoles. one of the suspects did not get far. he was tracked to a nearby apartment complex where he apparently left. he held police at bay for 20 hours. the suspect finally surrendered late yesterday morning. police think he was involved in at least five other south bay robberie robberies. more local news coming up for you in half an hour. and we're still watching that holiday forecast for you for whatever you have planned this labor day. have a great morning. see you soon.
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♪ 8:30 on a beautiful labor day in new york city. hope you're having a good day. we have a good one on top in the northeast as folks celebrate the unofficial end of summer. coming up, carrie underwood talks about her family, her music and the coming end of the show that made her famous, "american idol." >> plus we are going for guinness world records all week starting with the guys from team
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turbo dunk. willing to give it a try. >> only if carson does. >> come on, guys. >> nice guy. >> ooh! >> oh! >> that's huge air! >> amazing. >> coming up tomorrow, the start of a special series -- lights, camera action as today's anchors get schooled. this time learning the fine art of acting and improv at the lee strasburg film institute. what's al doing? what's motivating natalie? we'll find out tomorrow. >> it's method acting, carson. >> we are in the moment. >> always in character. dylan, a quick look at the labor day weather. >> in the northeast it will be absolutely fworgs. although it's heating up a little bit. temperatures in the lower 90s. watch for scattered showers and storms in the northeast. on the beaches there are rip currents. the front moving through the midwest triggers showers and
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storms for labor day, special this afternoon and evening. behind the front it will be feeling like fall as temperatures sink back into the '70s. tomorrow, showers and storms shift to the east a little bit. it's a slow-moving front. it won't move in and out. it will linker in the chicago area. nice in the '70s and a rip current threat in the good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. temperatures are cool now. but with all of that sunshine we'll be heating up fast. a high of 86 degrees can be expected in san francisco. 88 degrees in the east bay and peninsula and in the north and south bay, 92 degrees. the tri-valley topping out at 97 today. this hot weather staying with us as we go through the week. if you're heading out to the beach, the water temperatures will be in the 60s. air temperatures in the 70s. and rip currents will be possible. and that's your latest forecast. willie? >> thanks a lot.
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now to the launch of break it today. as talented people come to the plaza this week to try to break fwins world records. first up, these guys behind me. a high flying display from a group that takes slam dunking to new heights. team turbo dunk. the challenge -- most basketball slam dunks by a team using a trampoline in one minute. the goal -- to break the guinness world record title. the record to beat, 28 set by norway's team kangaroo in 2010. today's challengers, five talented american athletes who will catapult off the trampoline to reach amazing heights. flipping and twisting their bodies while driving a basketball through the hoop with power and precision at breakneck speeds. all for a chance to make history. and here from team turbo dunk matt grif, nate feld, jason, mike tomlinson and celebrating
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its 60th year with the release of the guinness worldle records 2016 book add judd indicator alex anger. the book is out. what can we expect? >> this is one of the most exciting books, bursting with thousands of brand new, exciting records from your favorites from the classics to youtube, apps, frozen, tailor swift, video games. we have a book devoted entirely to gaming this year. >> our own al roker for rokerthon made it into this year's book. >> rokerthon is there at the beginning of the book. we have more than 40,000 records in the database. our editorial team has a difficult task of picking the best records from the past year to make it into the book. >> we hope to set another here in a few minutes. tell me what you guys do? how did it come together? >> man, we have been doing it a long time. 12 years. this is something we have loved to do over the years all over the world.
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trampoline slam dunk shows. >> explain what record today you plan to set. >> we are planning to break the world record for the most trampoline slam dunks in 60 seconds which is held by a team in finland, i believe, with 28. we have to do at least 29. >> by my math that's almost one every two seconds, right? >> correct, yes. >> that's a lot. do you think you've got this? >> i think we are going to do well. >> let's check it out, guys. take it away. we'll step over here. [ cheers and applause ] >> let me know when you're ready. i will count you down. all right? team turbo dunk. are you ready? three, two, one. go! [ horn ] ♪ [ cheers and applause ]
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[ crowd counting ] >> 16, 17, 18, 19, 20. 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26. 27, 28, 29! [ cheers and applause ] [ horn ] >> and time! [ cheers and applause ]
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>> looked to me like a record. i think you guys set the record. i was looking at the clock with 11 or 12 seconds still left. you're sucking some wind over here. >> even at this low altitude. >> what's it like, man? your in the record book. >> phenomenal feeling. nothing i thought we could do as a team. i mean, i thought we could break the record but this is an experience i never thought we could do together. it's amazing. >> we have something to present. >> team turbo, you attempted the guinness world record title for the most slam dunks for a team with a trampoline in one minute. with 36 slam dunks you crushed the record. congratulations. you are officially amazing. [ cheers and applause ] >> fellows.
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congratulations. this is team turbo dunk. officially now world record holders. thank you very much as well. in our next hour natalie and i will attempt to break the record for most water balloons caught in one minute. and music star carrie underwood opens up about her new album, her son and the end of "american idol." first, this is "today" on nbc.
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. revealing conversation with superstar carrie underwood. >> yes, the nfl season officially kicks off thursday here on nbc when the steelers take on the patriots. once again this season underwood would be the voice of the nfl on nbc. she opened up about that, her family and more. >> for the third year in a row, carrie underwood will kick off one of television's biggest
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events with this now familiar tune. ♪ waitin' all day for sunday night ♪ >> i'm excited to be back for a third year. it's such a great partnership being able to work with all of my sunday night football folks. >> god to love it. sunday night football. carrie underwood. >> players i have got to know are super niece and seater sweet. they're like, yeah, we're ready. ♪ sunday night football on nbc >> we were there in hollywood as carrie was putting the finishing touches on waiting all day for sunday night. >> it's like a music video. i basically sing every possible combination of team matchups. we try to tweak the song to make it a little bit different. it's so familiar but still to kind of keep us all, you know, interested in having fun. >> it's been a busy year for the
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32-year-old queen of country music. her fifth studio album titled "storyteller" drops next month. and it includes a song she wrote about her 6 mold son isaiah. >> it will be impossible to not let your life kind of work its way into your music. my son, he's the happiest little thing in the morning. he wakes up ready to go. and smiling and halving and so it makes mornings a little sweeter. ♪ all my dreams are in your eyes ♪ >> on the tenth anniversary of her american idol win, the wife, working mother and multiple grammy winner reflected on the show that launch herd career, calling it quits after 15 seasons. >> very bittersweet that "idol" is coming to an end. obviously, that's why i'm here. and i owe so much to the show. but think about 15 years being on the air. that is an accomplishment.
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i really hope they feel proud. i know that i do having been a part of it. >> but for now, her focus is on a different stage. >> sunday night. >> sunday night. >> sunday night is football night. >> when the new york giants face off against the dallas cowboys. ♪ because the nfl is on nbc >> it's so much fun to watch video of her as she block so manied over the years. i was there whether she won "american idol." i was a reporter in oklahoma that time. she was from a town of one stop light. i remember thinking, one day i'll do something. and she is like i hope i win. >> so you were a groupie from day one. >> from day one. >> and how quick the time flies. we're talking about carrie underwood now, wife, mother, grammy winner. it seems like yesterday she was on "idol." >> the football season kicks off thursday night with steelers and
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patriots. sunday, it's the giants and cowboys. excited for that one. coming up next, we have the perfect recipe for grilled fish to cook up after labor day barbecue. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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we are back now at 8:46. this morning on today food, dinner solved. with summer winding down it's the perfect time for seasonal catches. ed brown is an innovator and the creator of aces by ed brown. >> good morning. >> happy labor day, end of summer. >> let's not talk about end of summer. >> you have been at the open. >> i have been out at the open for the last several days. very exciting. the one thing that's really exciting is great food out there. some people come for tennis. i hope they come for food.
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>> why did you go with sword fish? >> it's easy for the grill. you can get a big loin like this. cut it into a steak. you can have the fish monger do it. it's easy to use and it's forgiving. it's not a fish where, it has to be exactly this moment or it's no good. i put a little bit of olive oil, salt and pepper. >> simple. we should talk about the ingredients. fish, olive oil, salt and pepper and -- >> corn, red onion, red pepper, lime, basil, jalapeno to make the relish. this is stealth wellness. i don't want you to be on a diet. just eat better. >> how long do you cook swordfish, different from beef? >> it's not 15 minute as pound kind of thing. >> right. >> basically we want the warmth to the center of the fish and it's cooked. this will take a good two and a
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half minutes. then i will cross hatch it, turn it the other way and three minutes on the other side. >> pretty quick. >> yep. red peppers. many people are challenged about red peppers. i like to cut off the sides, leave the seeds in the middle. it's easier. >> right. >> then lay it flat and filet out the middle piece. dice it up. >> you made that look easy. i struggle. >> corn relish, simple. corn, onion, jalapeno, into the pan. into the pan. a little bit of a saute. that gets cooking. we have water to help the corn cook. everything comes together. >> okay. season it with lime and basil. >> how long would you go with the sword fish? is there a point at the end of summer it's out of season? >> no. sword fish can keep going. other fish we stop using like striped bass pretty much comes to an end. i'm ak lay huge bluefish fan.
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i'm a jersey boy. >> some people say that's not a good eating fish. you don't agree? >> i say bluefish, a great fresh piece -- especially if i caught it -- eating it the same day, i will put it up against anything at any price. >> okay. you will dress these up a little bit. >> we have the swordfish, corn relish. then i put some tomatoes to accompany it. this is just a nice summer dish. you don't mind my fingers. >> we're all family here. come on. get in there. >> grilled asparagus. just season it up. a little bit of olive oil. >> that's beautiful. >> good salt. that's a really beautiful, healthy dish. >> gorgeous. do you mind if i take a bite while you tell us what you're doing here? >> this is tomato bread. a spanish version of bruschetta. i grate the tomatoes to make pulp. take that and grated garlic. right on the bread.
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i have torn basil. a little bit of good salt and olive oil. >> beautiful. ed, you make it look easy. for the recipe head to today.com/food. visit him at aces at the u.s. open. happy labor day. up next, tired of wasting time picking your outfit for work? why more women are wearing the same thing every day. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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for most men a suit and tie can answer the question of what to wear to work. >> for women, the choices can seem endless. there is a growing trend to eliminate that. here's hallie jackson. >> reporter: meet amy zick, a full-time mom of two and a full time job and a full slate to handle every day even before work. >> if you can take away one decision in the day. it frees up your time for what else will come at you that day. >> reporter: she's making one less decision in the morning -- what to wear. instead, amy's streamlining by not worrying about wardrobe. she wears the same dark suit every day, switching just the scarf and shirt for a pop of color. >> it allows me time to think more about what i'm doing at work and less what i'm wearing to work. it's made life more manageable. >> reporter: amy is part of a growing trend among busy moms and work women discovering the
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benefits of heading out in the same outfit monday through friday. guys have been doing it for ages. steve jobs in his turtle neck, mark zuckerberg's gray tee and remember the australian news anchor who wore the same suit for a year? nobody noticed. when matilda made the switch to a uniform co-workers caught on quickly. she doesn't mind. she prefers saving time in the morning. >> it's my power outfit. >> reporter: she can channel her creative energy elsewhere. >> i feel so relieved by having one aspect of my life just running on auto pilot. >> reporter: streamlining with a standard style doesn't just save precious time in the morning. it frees up precious brain power the rest of the day. if you are thinking of wearing a work uniform, choose carefully. neutral colors are better than bold. use accessories like scarves or jewelry to keep it interesting. and who knows?
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your work wardrobe may set a new office trend. for "today," hallie jackson, nbc news, los angeles. >> i'm on board. i love this idea. >> i would love to. it would take out the stress, not to mention the amount of money. >> i stress out at night stressing about what i will wear in the morning. >> i don't. not even a little bit. >> no? >> not a little bit. >> let's check in with mr. willard scott for special birthdays. >> all right. we have a birthday cake for you. stand by. it may be you. marie korf from minnesota is 100 today. loves to eat candy. me, too. let's get together. elease slaughter from augusta in georgia. that's pretty. you have seen it on tv, i'm sure. she's 100 today. she loves puzzles. richard rice from carolton in the great state of ohio. 100 today. he loves to ballroom dance.
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i'll bet he watches "dancing with the stars." good show. glen fleming from la porte, indiana. world war ii fighter pilots. they flew airplanes in those days. that's all. hope you enjoyed the show. there is more to come. don't go away. >> thank you, willard. coming up next hour, ms. brandy malloy joins us. we are happy to have you here. >> those knocker balls are getting me excited. >> what are you talking about? >> those! >> i'm sorry. >> also, willie and i attempt a guinness world record. >> this is a lot more difficult than i signed up for. it will be a tough one. >> they are setting us up for failure. >> embarrassment. >> if that doesn't bring you back for the
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good morning. 8:55. i'm kris sanchez. on this labor day, pg&e crews are hard at work repairing downed lines that may have shut down a major east bay interchange for a while. just after midnight, a truck crashed into a power pole and brought down lines dangerously close to the southbound 880 connector with highway 238. crews say it could take until this afternoon to make those necessary repairs to reopen the interchange.
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if you're planning to head to the beach this labor day, brace for big waves and strong rip currents. don't turn your back on the ocean. there is a warning for hazardous conditions from sonoma on down to monterey county. so be careful out there. we have more local news for you coming up in half an hour.
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this morning on "today's take," save the date for robert de niro, hathaway and football when we mark the calendar for september. and don't miss a thing as we reveal a surprise duet. and we try to break a guinness world record. that and more coming up now. >> announcer: from nbc news this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today" on this labor day morning, monday, september 7, 2015. nice crowd outside on the plaza joining us. thank you all for sharing part of the day. i'm willie with natalie. al and tamron are off.
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we have a special guest co-host, host of "eat the trend" brandy malloi. >> we are lucky to have you here. >> i'm so excited. >> giving up labor day morning to be with us. >> i came in, i had my sprinkle donut. >> that's what you eat? >> breakfast of champions. >> and you look like that. >> and you picked our morning jam. what's our song? quo "shake it off". >> why this one? that's your jam? >> i love taylor swift. my sister and i went with my nephews to the continue krert in glendale, arizona. she's so good. >> awesome, yeah. >> this song makes me want to shake my booty. >> feel free. >> nobody's stopping you. it's a brandy party. >> if you don't know she reports on fashion, beauty, fitness, and food for pop sugar. we have random trivia.
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>> do you? >> you were once known as bossy brandy? >> i'm still bossy brandy. i'm the oldest of three. it comes with the territory. i'm a leo. i can't help it. >> sure. >> assertive but friendly. >> anyone else the oldest? >> i am. you just take care of everyone. i'm mama bee at work. i tend to be bossy but i want to get things done. >> you were a tomboy? i hear you have pictures you're sharing with us. interesting hair cuts. >> oh, yes! the bowl cut. my mom must have really loved me. >> i had that, too. >> why did they do it to us? >> makes it easy. >> it was wrong. i was rocking the "dumb & dumber" hair cut before it was trendy. it's so bad. i played soccer, basketball all through middle school and high school. i love sports. big u of a fan. >> what i read about you is we share something.
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you're an army brat. i was an air force brat. >> i know you were. >> you were overseas a lot. >> it was the best childhood. my dad served for years. he's amazing. it was a great childhood moving around every two years i was in arizona, hawaii, virginia, texas. you can eat all the foods. >> that's where your passion for food came from. >> it's a huge connector. i have the travel bug now. i have gone to asia. last year i went to africa. i want to make memories all over the world. >> being an army brat sounds tough but you have said the same thing. >> amazing. it was the best education. no kid has it better than someone with the military. >> we have good stuff to talk about. >> this is a great story. we have been talking about it earlier. the guy from new york here going to chicago for a bachelor party. planning on a great labor day weekend with his buddies. the whole thing is lined up, planned out.
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only problem is everybody else's flights got cancelled. okay? nobody shows but the one guy. including the groom isn't there either. decides to make the most of the situation, go on the outings solo. >> so he still has fun. >> by himself and the world knows about him. he posted pictures to instagram with the hashtag # chicago for one. look at the photos. watching the chicago bears. soldier field, by himself. >> why is he by himself? no one else was at soldier field? >> chicago. >> where's the popcorn? >> here at navy pier. take a look. sad face. >> oh. >> aw. >> there is nobody behind him. hancock tower with the view fogged over. just by himself in the fog. >> wow. >> then the problem is solved with a green screen photo. we finally have it.
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>> there you go. his uber driver recommended he ride bumper cars. >> by himself. not much fun. the weekend did end on a high note. everything was resolved. check out the video. >> but luckily, they have all arrived since then. now we get to actually celebrate. [ cheers ] >> jake, jake! >> totally worth it. >> and he gained 14,000 instagram followers. >> right. >> it was a win-win. >> crazy. >> he had a great bachelor party with his buddies in the end. >> you get to hang by yourself. >> i have never been in a wedding. my best friend just got engaged a couple months ago. i can't wait to plan the bachelorette party! >> how do you imagine that? is it the cliche from the movies? >> i hope there are no arrests. that would be bad. >> vegas? >> we have done vegas. i think it should be something
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more sweet like palm springs, rent a house. >> wine country. >> dancing on tables? won't get in trouble that way. >> natalie tells me you are never too old to dance on a table. >> i have proven that. never again. i subscribe to that. >> sometimes there's more room on the table. >> true. >> all the time. i need room to do my choreography. >> when "shake it off" comes on. you have choreography at the club? >> she's got a routine. >> i'll save it for later though. >> okay. >> i want your takes on this story about how much time and effort goes into prepping for a first date. it's been a long time. >> second grade? >> 6th. >> an ask men.com survey, 28% of guys spend more than 30 minutes getting ready. >> okay. >> guys think 81% of women spend more than 30 minutes.
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two-thirds of men want women to have nice nails on a first date. >> do you look at your wife's nails ever? >> sometimes. >> i want men to have nice nails. i don't look at the shoes. i look at >> i want to see clean fingernails. >> good hands. good manly hands. >> but you want a soft hand that has never worked. >> i don't want a lumber jack. i want the hands on me. i don't want the hands near me. >> you want paul bunyan with a manicure. >> you can change everything else. you can change the shoes and the shirt. you can't change the fingernails and you can tell if they are nervous and they like to bite their nails. >> she reads into the nails a lot. >> i really do. >> lot going on. another survey found 71% of single people would dump someone if their apartment didn't meet their standards. like if it was messy. >> if it looked like a college dorm.
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pin-ups of women all around. >> take those down. >> my girlfriend the other day went on a date, third date, and the guy made her dinner but he put the pasta on a plate than a bowl. brandy, how am i supposed to date him he doesn't even have pasta bowls? that's a really bad accent. >> pasta is supposed to be in a bowl? >> he's 34 years old. he's got to scoop the sauce. i won't name any names, kasha. >> we don't know about the bowl. you are lucky it made it on anything. >> i'm fine with a plate, a bowl. if he's making me pasta, i'm in. >>. steven tyler in moscow.
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>> take a look. >> ♪ i don't want to stay away, because i miss you babe, i don't want to miss a thing ♪ ♪ even when i dream of you ♪ i don't want to miss a thing ♪ ♪ ♪ >> steven tyler of course singing "i don't want to miss a thing" and clearly that guy not missing out on a huge opportunity in life. put that on your bucket list and check it out. >> amazing for him not freaking out. >> he just went with it. that song reminds me of the movie "armageddoon." >> is that the sweaty hand in
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the window? i remember in eighth grade remembering, what's happening there? second base. >> i like the way we started, brandy. this is going great. >> let's turn it over to dylan dreyer for an update on the weather. >> did steven tyler even know the words to his song? >> we've got hot weather, especially over to the states, midwest, 26 states will be 5 to 10 degrees above average. temperatures across the northeast will be up to 90s. tomorrow is even hotter. we'll eventually see thing cool off. boston you go to 89 tuesday, and finally thursday, you will notice the temperatures will drop in the mid 80s. in the midwest, st. louis, it's almost going to be dangerously hot. the humidity will be extremely high. it will be feel like it's above
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100 degrees and this cold front slides through. it will trigger some good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. it will be hot all across the bay. 99 degrees today in gilroy. redwood city, 90 degrees. but you can cool off in pacifica, 77. 70 at the outer sunset with all the sunshine, but some mid-80s for the inner parts of san francisco. napa to 94 degrees today. pittsburgh, 97. and san ramon reaching 95. pleasanton expecting a high of 98 degrees. have a great day. >> and that's your latest forecast, guys. >> all right, dylan. we'll talk to you in a little bit. kneel patrick harris shows you the best time ever. and oscar winners anne hathaway and robert deniro team up for
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the new fall season brings us the start of a new era as stephen colbert takes over "the late show". >> and your kids will be excited for the new hotel transylvania movie. here to help with the month's biggest entertainment, entertainment weekly radio host jessica shaw. happy labor day. >> and to you. >> i'm excited. tomorrow is the long awaited premiere of the late show with stephen colbert. do we know what to expect? >> a little. a big month for a change over in late night. we have david letterman replaced by stephen colbert and "the daily show" we'll talk about later. with stephen colbert we don't know much about what the show is about. he's been playing a character named stephen colbert for all these years on comedy central. the first guests will be george clooney and jeb bush. >> he's so smart. people will worry about what he does without the character. not a problem. >> brilliant guy. >> thursday, a big night in football. tom brady will be back on the
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field. >> don't tell the nfl what night sunday is because it's thursday this time. >> it's going to be anight. >> the patriots and the steelers will be playing and tom brady is back. this is big news. of course he was suspended and a judge just last week over turned the suspension. depending on what city you're from this is justice being carried out or the biggest travesty to human kind. >> the draft is tomorrow night. i have to get in now. >> you have a lot to fit in. >> draft brady. let's move to september 15. best time ever with neil patrick harris. this is a variety show. >> it is. based on a format from the uk. it's live and will be a combination of celebrity pranks and audience giveaways, game show, magic show. neil patrick harris addressed a lot of his celebrity friends. reese witherspoon. ricky martin.
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colby smulders, all sorts of people. >> he's a good ring master. >> he is. >> the emmys are back september 20. >> andy samberg will host from snl and "brooklyn nine nine." a lot of shows are going off the air or have like mad men, late show with david letterman, "parks and recreation." jon hamm was nominated eight times. we'll see if he finally wins for don draper or he'll be the susan lucci of the primetime emmys. >> get him a trophy. >> a little bit of scotch. >> it's the return of fall tv. heroes reborn on the 24th. >> yeah. it will be a 13 episode miniseries based on the original show "heroes" which ran from 2006 to 2010. it picks up a year after a terrorist attack in texas. a lot of people with extraordinary abilities are under ground or have been killed.
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explains why some of the original cast members aren't there. zachary levi plays a guy avenging the death of his son. >> and tgit, finally "scandal" will be back. i have my popcorn and wine ready. all things shanda rhymes. >> season 5, how to get away with murder season 2. a lot of big questions. are fitz and olivia out with the relationship? and she tells no one anything. we don't know many answers. you have to watch. >> the 25th, good movies "the intern" and "hotel transylvania." happy labor day. >> you, too. >> coming up, natalie and i will attempt to break a world record today by catching the most water balloons in a minute. not as easy as it sounds. first, these messages. i guess i never really gave much thought to the acidity in any foods. never thought about the coffee i was drinking having acids. it never dawned on me that
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my possession. >> if either of you step over the white line i have to -- >> if we drop one it's discounted? you have to cradle it. but you continue to go on. >> one minute. >> don't step over the line. >> give me some air. >> give me voice commands, too. >> three, two, one, and i will count you down. >> what's the technique? >> like a baby. you're a dad. >> all right. ready. >> ready? in three, two, one, go! ♪ chaz [ cheers and applause ] >> higher. >> how are we doing? >> he has two! >> come on, willie. >> higher. >> i can't see you. >> go left. left. left! >> your left!
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>> the other left. >> throw them to your left. that's the right. >> oh, my gosh. have you caught any? >> throw them to your left. >> i am. >> your left! >> my left. i am. >> he got one. >> how many? >> five. >> oh, oh! >> farther. >> five seconds. >> four, three, two, one! [ horn ] >> so what we should have talked about first is right from left. >> your left is different from my left which i threw to my left. >> did she? >> she threw to her right. >> you were slamming them into his foot. >> you hit all the nice guys.
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the school here to figure out what sparked the overnight fire in the administration building there. the fire started at 7:30 last night at a school district building on the willow creek academy campus. no classrooms were damaged but investigators are looking into whether this fire was set on purpose. happening right now, bart's tube remains closed for repairs as crews fix the worn out tracks there. some riders are being bussed across the bay bridge. and that means a little more traffic along the bay bridge. things are moving smoothly at this hour, but starting to pick up just a little bit. and it certainly was heavier than normal over the weekend because of the closure. everything is supposed to be back to normal by tomorrow morning's commute. that's if it all goes according to plan. we'll have a look at your forecast coming up after the break. weather toss to traffic
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good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall.
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a live look from belvedere as we see the clear blue skies and sunshine on what will be a hot day. it's still fairly comfortable now in the upper 60s to lower 70s. but half-moon bay at 80 degrees. i don't know about that. but looking at all the microclimates, 97 in los gatos and palo alto. 90 for the high today there in the east way. pittsburgh, 97. oakland, 90 degrees. pleasanton,s a high today of 98 degrees. we'll have more local news coming up in just a half hour. see you at 10:00.
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taking taking a look at the headlines, president obama signed an executive order affecting hundreds of thousands of american workers. the measure requires that federal contractors get paid sick leave to employees including about 300,000 workers who currently do not receive it. the labor department says the costs will be offset by fewer people leaving the job and increases in worker's loiment. a study is suggesting that infants are likely to catch wooping cough from siblings than parents. family members are the source of infection in about two-thirds of all wooping cough cases. 35% of infections came from sib lilgz, 20% came from mothers and 10% from fathers. infants face the greatest risk of serious illness or death from
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wooping cough, especially before two months. experts are recommending van sick ating mothers. toyota is coming out with a new car powered by hydrogen. it will have zero emissions and will get more than 300 miles on a fuel tank of hydrogen. selling for a little under $58,000, toyota is hoping to sell 3,000 of them, mostly in california, and hopes more hydrogen refueling stations will be built as well. war room took over the top spot at the box office during the holiday weekend taking many n. more than $9 million according to early estimates. straight up compton was second, a walk in the woods was third. it was the lowest labor day box office weekend in 15 years. and spectators at the u.s. open getting a little squirrely on sunday. one of the them even left the grandstand to get a closer look at the access from the court. this furrey little creature managed to halt play during a
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doubles match. no one was quite sure what to do. how do you catch a squirrel? basically, it got nervous and jumped back into the stands, perhaps as he got a cold drink. maybe ice cream. >> how do you catch a squirrel? >> with nuts. >> i'm going to leave you with that. you do the weather. >> bye. >> anyway, weather wise, we're looking at a cold front that is going to trigger storm. some could be severe. mainly large hail and damaging wind gusts. isolated. just keep an eye on this general area. really warm temperatures and close to 100 grows and much cooler temperatures in the low to mid 70s. that is that fall, crisp air trying to work into the upper midwest. tomorrow we'll drop to 78. chicago, the heat still hangs on into the northeast. watch out for rip currents in the southeast and the southwest, too. the pacific northwest is looking like a nice day. temperatures good morning.
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i'm meteorologist kari hall. a loot of sunshine all across the bay. and not much wind. our temperatures are already starting to heat up. we are in the mid-60s and some lower 70s. expect a high of 88 today in the east valley peninsula. the tri-valley, 97 degrees. the north bay will be up to 92 as well as in the south bay. with all these hot temperatures today heading to the beach, keep in mind we may have some rip currents and also some high waves. . and that's your latest forecast. >> thank you so much. you may not realize it, but the way you sit in your chair, angle your shoulders or hold that morning cup of coffee could be sending a message to others. >> here with body language tips we have the president of the body language institute. welcome back. happy labor day. >> happy labor day. >> tell us about this drink thing. i'm holding a warm cup of coffee. >> what you hold in the palm of your hand is how you perceive others. and what you think you're going to get out of the relationship.
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so you're drinking coffee. hot water or just lemon? >> lemon. >> that's your drink. >> i drink a lot of coffee. >> but if you hold something warm in the palm of your hand, when you meet other people, you see them as warm, trusting, likeable. you'll think how i can help these people? if you hold something cold in the palm of your hand like a cold lemonade, beer, iced tea, if you hold this -- >> you won't see them as cold but you'll meet them and think what is in it for me? >> why is that? >> so what is physically atouching our body is affecting our brain. literally, think about the difference in a bar versus in a coffee shop. in a bar, you're like who is buying my drink? you're not going who is buying my coffee in the morning. >> you talk about hands a lot. p palms up or down. >> i work in law enforcement. i turned my hobby into a career. not anymore. >> mother of three sons, they're
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never going to get away with anything. cops will say on the ground. when we talk to people with a palm down gesture this is talk to the hand. so this is a beggar's pose. do you want something? you'll do this palm up. does that make sense? >> this is one of my favorites, this next one. left for love, right for fight. >> left for love, right for fight. >> we're going to angle our left shoulder, like i'm talking you to. i angle the left shoulder you to. i want you to open up to me. so if i angle my right, my good friend is a body language expert, she talks a lot about the brain and body. and so when you angle your right shoelder to someone, it will begin to increase aggression. so how was your weekend? how was your weekend? >> great. >> i feel like you're coming on strong. how was your weekend, guys? so same tone, same pitch. so remember, you want your husband to do something for you, your kids to tell you the truth, lean left. you want your kid's teacher to
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be intimidated by you. i know you're going to be nice to him through the year, right? >> dare. >> let's talk about seat choices, too. year. >> left for love, right for fight. if you have a choice of seating as we do here and brandy will pick a seat. >> what you choose says a lot. >> i'm like goldilocks. i have to see. i feel like i should be rocking a baby. >> is that a nursing chair? >> that's a nursery. >> i love a little back support. that's ale little too firm. i'm going to -- >> you look like goldilocks. you're so pretty. right? here's the deal with the chairs. back to how the body is affecting the brain. if you sit in a hard chair you will be head strong, determined, forge conviction, justify intent. you won't be pushed around. if you're buying a car. >> i won't be pushed around. even rocking the baby guns. >> if your kids are lying to you do you want them in a hard chair? no. tell us the truth from a softer
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chair. the softer the chair the more flexible we'll be. we'll roll with the punches more. you had a good pick. this might be too comfortable. if a person is asking questions that you are answering yes and you don't want to, get out of this chair into this one. >> left is love. i'm taking that home with me. happy labor day. good to have you here. coming up, sunny anderson in the kitchen with a labor day favorite, pulled barbecue chicken. she does it right. she's with us after this. i did it... i did it too... they took nature's bounty hair, skin and nails, it's a vitamin supplement that nourishes from the inside... with biotin for beautiful hair and strong nails. and vitamin c and e for vibrant skin. give it a month, if your hair, skin and nails don't look and feel more beautiful, we'll give you your money back. i did it... and i feel beautiful. take the nature's bounty hair, skin and nails challenge, visit naturesbounty.com for details. in delicious gummies too! i just love cherry preserves. is that your favorite?
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i get the e-mail. i want you to know it's cool. america is home, chilling out trying to figure out what to cook. i'm bringing smiles and food. >> especially with chicken barbecue. >> what i love about today is first of all i want everyone to know i am wearing a blazer in honor of ellen taking over the plaza tomorrow. this is perfect if you are an apartment dweller. you can still barbecue indoors and there are cool tricks. first we'll start with chicken, garlic, cherry tomatoes, scallions and the rest are pantry items. you can go into the pantry and make it happen. buy chicken and scallions. >> chicken thighs have more flavor. >> bone in. that will give you a lot of flavor. especially doing slow and low which is barbecue like today. first things first here. i have cherry tomatoes. i will show you how to get the chaffe off the garlic. put it here, smash it. >> smack them.
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>> like 80% of america buy it in the canister where it's already off for you. >> it's not as good that way. >> it isn't. >> this is so much better. >> i was telling everyone one of the best parts of cooking is getting your fingers and hands in there and getting dirty. i have gloves on because i'm going to pull the chicken. i didn't want to burn myself or have chicken hands. garlic cloves go in. it's a pint of cherries. a little bit goes in. >> slow and low. >> it should have a potpourri or something. >> are we dry rubbing the chicken. >> we'll get the scallions as well. just a quick chop. >> okay. >> white and green. >> i love it. >> get that in there. >> hungarian hot paprika,
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crushed red pepper, garlic powder, salt. >> you can make it ahead of time. keep it in the jar. >> this is a good rub for things like pork. you get the chicken in there. get into it the roasting pan fast. all the chicken goes in. we are in a hurry. >> there we go. >> you have some simmering over here. how long is low and slow? >> 225 degrees in the oh even or on your grill. you are going to put aluminum foil over it and get into it the oh even. we are in a hurry so i will show you over here. >> all the tomatoes are plumped up. you have juice from the chicken. you can use the fork to shred it. you can hear all the chefs doing it. >> this is falling off the bone. i just need a spoon. >> we'll do a pan barbecue sauce. quick in the roasting pan. smash them into submission. >> i like that.
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>> they're already blistered a little bit. add ketchup, brown sugar. >> i love the left over flavors from the chicken. >> a little bit of apple cider vinegar. then you literally move this around to create a nice sauce. toss the chicken back in here. then you've got your pulled barbecue chicken. >> straight from the oven. >> delicious. >> i hope you like it. i serve it with white bread. >> is that a boozy arnold palmer? >> it's a. [ -- a brooklyn iced tea. i have been trying to serve that to america for years. >> sunny, this is amazing. thank you. this would be a huge hit in any barbecue, guaranteed. >> apartment dwellers, i'm here for you. >> find the recipe on today.com/food. we are turning into human bumper cars on the plaza. >> i can't get up. >> dylan, are you okay?
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mike and john are owners of knockerball nj.com. they have transformed us into human bumper cars. good morning. >> good morning. >> first of all, what is this game and how did you dream it up? >> we didn't. it started in norway on a game show. it just came to the state as year or so ago. it's like human bumper cars. get in the ball, full contact. you can hit people, roll, flip. anything. >> and the object is to knock people down? >> full contact soccer or football. people have a blast. >> could one of us get hurt? >> we haven't had injuries. >> so far. >> what's the object? what's the game? >> first we'll play last man standing. line up opposite each other, blow the whistle and you want to knock the other players off their feet. >> i weigh literally twice what they do. >> you can do three of them versus you if you want. >> all right. i'm getting in.
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what's the move here? >> getting knocked around by a bunch of women. >> all right. >> just anywhere? >> yeah. >> are you all against me? >> yeah. >> three against you. [ whistle ] ♪ >> get him! [ laughter ] >> oh! >> are you okay, dylan? >> i'm good! >> how'd we do? >> not that good. you have to knock them down. >> i don't want to knock them down. >> we're supposed to knock you down. >> that's enough for all of us.
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she can't get out. [ cheers and applause ] >> all right. we have time for one more. the next one is knocker sumo. get in, the object is to knock the other players out of the circle and be the last one. >> that, i can do. >> oh, no! >> it doesn't hurt. i mean, it doesn't feel good. >> do you want to stay in the circle? knock everybody else out. in the orange cones. >> stay within the circle. >> if he pushes you out, you're out. >> here we go. >> time to get willie outside the cones. >> come on, all three of us against willie! >> this is so unfair. [ cheers and applause ] >> yay! we got him!
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>> he's down. >> oh, all right. down to you two. >> she's still in. >> she got down, didn't she? >> i can't get out. >> this is a lot of fun. thank you. as we recover here. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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[ cheers and applause ] knockerball, water balloons, just another day at the office. want to thank brandy for hanging out with us. >> i had fun. >> come back any time. we'll play again. >> kathie lee and hoda i'm ... on this labor day --
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p-g-and-e crews are hard at work repairing downed lines good morning. it is 9:56 right now. i'm kris sanchez. pg&e crews are repairing downed lines that shut down a major east bay interchange. this is how it looked when it happened just after midnight. a truck crashed into the power pole bringing down power lines
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dangerously close to southbound 880 as it connected to highway 238. crews say it could take them until this afternoon to make necessary repairs to open that interchange again. and a 26-year-old man from the bay area is dead after a boating crash in southern california. michael harris is the son of former 49ers president and ceo. he was killed when two boats collided near catalina island down south. three other people were hurt and there is a search for another boater still missing. the cause of that crash is still under investigation. and now we'll take a look at your forecast with kari hall. >> all of this sunshine we're seeing across the bay, our temperatures will be heating up today. look for a high of 88 degrees in the peninsula. and the south bay, 92 degrees. 97 degrees in the tri-valley. and the east bay up to 88 degrees. san francisco, we'll see a high of 86. and 92 degrees in the north bay. if you are heading to the beach,
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c keep in mind we'll have choppy waves and rip currents. more local news coming up for you in just a half hour. we sure hope you are enjoying your labor day morning.
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>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. ♪ sunday, sunday >> "sunday fun day" by magic. it's a happy song. it's september 7, labor day. we hope you're not laboring, we are. >> we are laboring but we have a great show for you. fall is on the way. there are all kinds of new movies and books and tv shows and we have our fd

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