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arrested, trying to get back into this country. just the latest twist in a string of legal troubles the for both stars, today, saturday, october 10th, 2015. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is today, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and good saturday morning, welcome to "today." i'm erica hill. >> i'm craig melvin alongside chanel jones. let's get right to our top story. those two deadly blasts at a peace rally in turkey today and
the death toll is rising this morning. nbc's chief foreign correspondent, richard engel is in insstanbul with the very latest. richard, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this was an absolutely atrocious event. young people, peace activists, students this be gathering in ankhra this morning. they were leaving the train station to gather for this peace demonstration, which there is a low-level conflict going on right now between the turkish government, the turkish military, and kurdish fighters. these people were coming to say that that fighting needs to end, that the country needs to pull together and, as the crowds were growing, witnesses say two explosions went off. one can be seen while people are dancing in the foreground. and some of them 100 injured were actually carried away on the peace banners that they were bringing to this rally. so far, there's been no immediate claim of responsibility, but this attack bears all the hallmarks of an
isis-style attack. the opposition parties and many of the people who were at this rally do not support the government, say that the timing is very suspicious. in just three weeks, there will be important elections in this country, and opposition parties accuse the government of not doing enough to protect them. craig? >> richard engel for us this morning in turkey. richard, thank you. there are new details this morning about last week's mass shooting in oregon. for the first time, we're hearing just what happened inside a classroom walked in and opened fire. those details coming to us from a man known as the lucky one. chanel has more on that for us this morning. >> yes, good morning, erica. while we've had a general idea of what transpired at that community college in roseburg, oregon, which is a first chance to learn exactly how horrifying those last minutes were for the victims and the survivors. this morning, the most detailed account yet of what really happened inside one of the classrooms where christopher harper mercer killed eight
students and a teacher before turning the gun on himself. 18-year-old survivor matthew downing releasing a statement overnight saying, he was chosen by the gunman to be, quote, the lucky one, who would tell the story of what happened. downing writes that, quote, it was about 30 or 40 minutes into the class when i heard a couple of shots fired when he walked in. the first thought in my head was that this couldn't be real. downing says the shooter told everyone to get into the center of the room to be quiet. then, says downing, he looked directly at me and said, hey, kid with the glasses, you are the lucky one. i will not shoot you if you give this to the cops. i stood up and he pointed the gun at me and this is the moment i thought i was going to die. o was going die." he spared downing, and the shooter asked student after student if they were religious, then shot them in cold blood. finally according to downing, after harper mercer was shot from outside by a police officer, "he laid down on the ground and shot himself in the head." downing's statement released the same day president obama visited
with some of the survivors, as well as family members of the victims. >> we have to come together as a country to see how we can prevent these issue from taking place. today, it's about the families, their grief and the love we feel for them. >> reporter: protesters lined the streets, upset with his push for stronger gun control. >> he's here for a gun-grabbing agenda. you know, our town is in mourning. >> today funerals will be held for four of the victims. umpqua community college will begin holding classes again monday, the first time since the shootings. >> thank you. turning to north korea now. that country is putting on a major show of force today to mark an important anniversary. and north korea's leader is talking tough when it comes to a possible conflict with the united states. nbc's chief global correspondent, bill neely, is in the capital of pyongyang. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, craig. from a very rainy pyongyang
where i've just seen probably the biggest parade in north korea's history, the biggest military parade. it was undeniably impressive in a rather uncomfortable kind of way because no one does a parade like the north koreans. it is unquestionably the goo goose-stepping capital of the world. look first of all, this was a show of strength. remember, this is an army that regards the united states as enemy number one. so this wasn't just a display of unquestioning loyalty. this was a defiant message to america, don't mess with us, don't stop us trying to develop the nuclear weapons that we believe are our sovereign right. that, of course, is exactly what the u.s. is trying to do. there was also a defined message here from the man who provided over the parade, the supreme leader kim jong-un. he said, "our policies are driving the united states into a dilemma and into a corner, and i will continue to strengthen this
army." so a defiant message from him. you can probably hear the troops in the background chanting because this celebration, this parade will go on here, although it's slightly raining on the parade. that is certainly one thing the supreme leader cannot control. from pyongyang, back to you, craig. >> reporting from north korea, bill, thank you. the push for a new house speaker continues in washington this morning. republicans scrambling to find someone to take the speaker job. so far, not a lot of luck. nbc's kristen welker at the white house with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. stunned members of congress are trying to regroup away from washington. most of them at home this holiday weekend. the name emerging as the most likely replacement for the current sharkhouse speaker is f presidential candidate paul ryan. it's not clear that ryan wants the job. with house republicans leaving town without a leader, all eyes
are now on congressman paul ryan. the consensus candidate who top republicans want to be the next speaker of the house. >> right now i'm going to make it home for dinner. >> reporter: the 45-year-old father of three has consistently said he's not interested, content with his current position as chairman of the powerful ways and means committee that overseas tax law. >> what an absolute privilege and honor it is to chair this committee. >> reporter: friday it was clear he would have a lot of support even among potential opponents. >> if paul ryan got into the race, of course i'd support him. >> paul would be a great speaker. i think paul ryan's the right person to do this. >> reporter: the more conservative branch isn't total oh board. >> i'm not committing to any at this point. >> reporter: this all comes after congressman kevin mccarthy stunned his colleagues and washington thursday by announcing he was dropping out. >> i think i shocked some of you, huh? >> reporter: he dismissed rumors that a whisper campaign led to his ouster. this week a conservative republican warned any candidate for leadership who has committed misdeeds should withdraw from the race, although he did not
name mccarthy. mccarthy saying that had nothing to do with his decision. >> no. come on. >> reporter: the chaos comes as the house is facing a long to-do list including needing to pass a spending bill to keep the government open and raising the debt limit or face default. a house divided but seeming to agree on one point -- >> i think the people want to get it right rather than do it too fast. >> reporter: ryan even took a call from his former running mate, mitt romney, who urged him to run. the outgoing speaker, john boehner, said he will stay on until an election for his replacement. >> everybody is putting on this full court press, as you mentioned. even people who are not in washington at this point. paul ryan made it clear he's focused on the packers this weekend and his family. when can we expect a final decision from him? >> reporter: good question. the house will be on break for ten days. congressman ryan will undoubtedly use that time to discuss the decision with his family, with his friends. he's hoping his colleagues use the time to decide whether they're ready to rally behind
him. by all accounts, the congress wants to resolved as soon as they get back from break, so they can work on issues like keeping government funded. >> kind of an important issue. speaking of other decisions, everybody e everybody anxiously awaiting a decision from vice president joe biden. any word there? >> reporter: not yet. but look, vice president biden, according to sources, is home this weekend his family. i'm told he will hold a meeting with them to try to decide if he actually wants to get into this race. he knows that the clock is ticking. and he really only has the next week or so to decide whether he wants to get in, if he really wants to mount a credible campaign. remember, he has a big catchup job because hillary clinton, bernie sanders have already raised a lot of money. he also has to play catchup in terms of mounting an organizing game on the ground. we don't expect him to participate in next tuesday's debate, but a final decision is expected within days.
>> we'll be watching. thank you. this morning we're also talking about another shark attack, this time in hawaii. >> yes. this time a 25-year-old surfer is in critical condition after he was attacked by a shark off oahu. colin cook was on his board when his leg was bitten off by a ten-foot tiger shark. >> one of the guys that was surfing started screaming, "help, shark." >> rescuers were able to keep cook talking until emergency crews could transport him to the hospital for surgery. trouble for shia labeouf, he's in jail after being arrested outside a local bar. taken in for public intoxication. the latest in a string of run-ins that the star has had with police. actor randy quaid has been taken into custody by u.s. border agents. quaid was trying to cross into vermont from canada where he and his wife fled after facing felony charges in california. canadian officials had ordered the couple deported.
a hero secret service agent has died. jerry par was credited with helping to save of life the president ronald reagan during the 1981 assassination attempt. par quickly moved reagan out of the path of gunman john hinckley and made the decision to head to the hospital. former first lady nancy reagan calls him one of the finest agents to serve the country, and her true hero. jerry par was 85. in major league baseball, it was the mets over the dodgers in the first game of their national league division series. in this match-up, the mets topped the dodgers 3-1. key to the win, the 13th strikeout thrown by mets' starting pitcher jake degran in his post season debdebut. the white house overnight was bathed in a pink glow. one of many buildings and landmarks being lit up for breast cancer awareness month. absolutely beautiful, isn't it? >> pretty. thanks. spent time in south carolina this week, my home state. it is going to be a long time before folks there are able to get their lives back to normal.
and now word of more rain. >> more rain likely today. they're still dealing with flooding. the rivers, creeks, they take a long time to recede. and you see homes are still under water. and with more rain on the way and a little bit of a coastal system setting up, we could see some coastal flooding. the governor has not issued any mandatory evacuations but said people -- said people living along the coast should be mindful that more flooding is possible. so here is the frontal system that is moving to the southeast. western parts of the state will deal with the heavier rain this morning. then it moves into the eastern part of the state as we go into this afternoon. flash flood watches are in effect across most of south carolina. it's this area of low pressure that's going to wrap the winds back around. that could create some high tide flooding around the times of high tide along the coast. then it will exit. by sunday, the rain will exit the coast, and sunshine good saturday morning to
you. i'm meteorologist anthony slaughter waking up to fog especially from the east bay to san francisco s. otherwise, we will continue to see the fog burn out of here. a nice day and headed our way. temperatures will be warm considering how cool it's been. 86 for the south bay. 79 for the peninsulaf 71 for san francisco. the trivalley will see a hot day. temperatures near 90. have a good saturday. and that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you. up next, a look back at the week that was from the catastrophic flooding in the carolinas to the gridlock on a 50-lane highway in china and the priceless reaction of a grandmother now worth a few hundred million. but first this is "t
download." our chance to help you look back at the week's headlines. >> a quick recap of the stories that grabbed our attention. >> floods of biblical proportions destroyed communities in south carolina. >> days after the rains, 70 dams are in danger. >> flash flooding triggering more than 200 rescues. >> i said amber, fight. >> she wasn't breathing when three county detention officers pulled her out and performed cpr. >> i never believed in angels. i believe now. devastation of the family members after the cargo ship lost as sea. the coast guard suspended its search. >> six days? >> el faro sank between jacksonville and puerto rico. >> you never should have sailed through those waters. >> after finding one body and debris and badly damaged life boat, concluded no one could
have survived joaquin. a hospital was mistakenly struck. >> a fatal mistake by the u.s. military launching an air strike in kunduz, afghanistan. >> at least 22 killed. including doctors and patients. six burned in their beds. >> when we make a mistake, we are honest about it. >> but the apology is not enough. doctors without borders is calling the attack a war crime. russia and the u.s. finding themselves in the dangerous territory as they continue to fight in syria. >> 4 of the 26 cruise missiles russia fired at syria landed in iran. >> we have not and will not agree to cooperate with russia so long as they continue to pursue this misguided strategy. >> washington is fuming at russia's choice of targets in syria, mostly anti-assad rebels.
some backed by the u.s. in china, an epic traffic jam with thousands going nowhere. >> holiday traffic combined with foggy weather and new checkpoint that forces 50 lanes to merge into 20. i quit automatically. >> calling it quits after winning the lottery. this lucky grandmother julie leach was the winner of the jackp jackpot. >> she drove back to the fa factory. >> as for going back to work? >> i was done. >> and a lucky day for one college student who lost her identification only to have it picked up by none others tom hanks. >> he tweeted this picture saying lauren, i found your student id. if you still need it, my office will get it to you.
get this? she's not on twitter. >> i had an e-mail from my profess professor. i opened it. it said you're famous. pretty cool. >> i don't know which is crazier. the fact that tom hanks found her id or she is a college student not on twitter. >> i would frame that. >> this bottleneck in china -- >> oh, my goodness. >> i can't get my head around it. >> there is an ez-pass lane and i'm on the wrong side. and i have to get over two lanes of traffic. >> i like the lane on the outside. all the way on the right. >> there were 50 lanes. all of it. >> chinese engineering. still ahead, a rather costly pet project. >> it is. a couple dropping $100,000 to clone their b ♪ we stop arthritis pain, so you don't have to stop.
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lo a good morning, everybody. i'm garvin thomas along with anthony slaughter looking over at&t park. i know it's in there somewhere. the challenge for anthony on the forecast today is going to be how many different ways can you say fog? >> it's dense. look at our sky cams, even the peninsula, foster city you can't make out anything down below. as you head out we have dense fog. it will clear up around 9:00. and things will radiate from the sun. 71 for san francisco. 79 for the peninsula. it will be warm in the inland valleys, mid to upper 80s. the trivalley will be close to
90. if you'll be out for fleet week, keep the sunscreen handy. >> it's keep on the subject of fleet week. if you are planning to be out and about in the city. it will be a hectic day. celebrations are still going on. president obama is in san francisco this morning. just a few hours he'll take the stage with rapper kanye west for a funds raiser. it starts 10:00. attendees shelled out between $250 and $10,000 if you wanted the vip experience. he flew into the city last night and kicked in his fund raising weekend. all the money raised will go oo the democratic national convention. after the concert the commander in chief is jetting down to los angeles for more fund raisers. coming up, the new movie about steve jobs makes its bay area premier. not everybody is happy with the way it turned out.
that plus all your top stories, now, let's head back to "the today show." thank you so much. did you say honey? hey, try some? mmm that is tasty. is it real? of course... are you? nope animated you know i'm always looking for real honey for honey nut cheerios well you've come to the right place. great, mind if i have another taste? not at all mmm you're all right bud? never better i don't know if he likes that. yeah
part of the complete breakfast ♪ it's beginning to look a lot like christmas ♪ >> i love that. >> no, you're eyes do not deceive you. it is beginning to look a lot like christmas at rockefeller center. the world famous ice skating rink opens monday. >> it will be 74 degrees. >> on monday. that sounds like ice skating weather to me. >> the tree is not far behind. december 2nd. >> mark your calendars. i remember you bringing us the story of the tree. are you on tree duty? >> i'm proudly back on tree duty. we have a heck of a tree coming. heck of a tree. >> we are looking forward to it. a lot of the nice folks on the plaza. we are happy to wait until december. we are happy you are here with
us on this 10th day of october, 2015. a busy news morning. headlines right now. the two deadly explosions in turkey overnight killing 30 and injuring more than 120. the blast rocking the capital ahead of the peace rally. the oregon shooting victim known as the lucky one released a statement overnight writing how the shooter picked off students one by one. his story released on the same day president obama sparked controversy with his visit to meet with families of victims of the tragedy. rain is back in the forecast today in south carolina. just what the flooded out state does not need. the governor warning residents that they may need to evacuate. we start this half hour with a case of a domestic violence victim. sentenced to three days in jail for refusing to testify against her husband.
this morning, she is speaking exclusively to nbc news. nbc's kristen dahlgren has her story. >> an easier thing to do. it seemed easier to go to jail than testify. >> reporter: at the victim's request, nbc news has agreed to shield her identity as she speaks for the first time. the judge punished her to refusing to testify against the husband she alleges choked and threat threatened her as knifepoint. >> why didn't you show up? >> my anxiety. >> you think you have anxiety now? >> i knew i did wrong when i missed the trial, but i wasn't expecting her reaction. >> reporter: the court held her in contempt. >> i sentence you to three days in the county jail. >> reporter: the video went viral. advocates for abuse victims outraged. >> many victims will remain
silent because they will see this and feel they cannot get the system involved. >> i think after everything that's happened, i would most likely not call the police at all. >> reporter: a spokesperson said the judge cannot comment on pending on impending cases and victim testimony is key to successfully prosecuting such crimes. something the victim says she understands. >> i broke the law and she has every right to do her job. >> reporter: but after serving her sentence, she is still not over what happened in court. >> three days in the county jail. >> i'm taking it one day at a time. there's good days and bad days. >> reporter: for "today," kristen dahlgren, nbc news, new york. >> i can't imagine. >> it seemed as if the judge coming from the bench is unnecessary. >> walk a mile in her shoes. what she is dealing with.
we should go outside. dylan dreyer is standing by with the check of the forecast. >> good morning, guys. a bit chilly out here in the northeast. for today, it will warm up back tomorrow. in the southwest, we are looking at record-breaking heat. we have the area of high pressure going to keep temperatures about 5 to 20 degrees above average. fresno should top out at 96. l.a., 92. vegas at 93. it is not just in the southwest. look at the northern plains. bismarck, north dakota, 84 for the high today. that heat extends through the plains and start spreading east. we have rain in south carolina, an area that is still dealing with massive flooding. we are looking for up to 1 to 3 inches of additional rain and high tide along the coast. tomorrow, temperatures should get back up near 70 degrees. most of the country on sunday looks like will see quiet conditions. not a lot of rain expected anywhere on sunday.
we have birthdays out here. how old are you turning today? >> 12. >> you are visiting from maryland? >> yes. >> what are your plans? >> we are going a bunch of places. >> a big surprise. everything is all planned, but you don't good saturday morning to you. waking up to dense fog across the peninsula in san francisco. and across the east a bay. the south bay looking at clear conditions. we'll see a bright day, it will be warm for inland valleys. mid to upper 80s for the south and north bay. it will be comfortable along the inner bay. 71 for san francisco. 82 for east bay. 79 for the peninsula. temperatures warm up tomorrow and there's a chance of wane in the forecast this week. hope to see you this morning at 7:00. r in the forecast this week. hope to see you this morning at 7:00. a in the forecast this week. hope to see you this morning at 7:00. i in the forecast this week. hope to see you this morning at 7:00. n in the forecast this week. hope to see you this morning at 7:00. are truly are man's best friend. losing them? heart breaking.
how far would you go to get a carbon copy of your faithful friend? one couple loved their dog so much, they spent $100,000 to have him cloned. here's nbc's kerry sanders. >> reporter: henry and ken look like playful pups. they are actually clones. genetic replicas of phil and paula dupont's dog melvin. >> they love him. they dress that dog up. >> i would jokingly say if cloning got more economical, would we clone the dogs. >> reporter: with the price of $100,000, cloning is far from economic economical, but they went for it. >> some people have a motorhome. we have the dog. >> reporter: they work with biotech, a company in south korea. they used a small tissue sample from melvin before he passed away. >> using the cells, we inject them into the egg from egg
donors. we make an embryo. we implant that embryo into a surrogate and clone puppy. >> reporter: since dolly the sheep successfully cloned in 1996, cows, kittens and pigs and horses and of course, dogs cloned. >> there are a lot of applications that can be beneficial. >> reporter: pet cloning comes with health risks and the clon d ed animal is not satisfy exact replica. >> like identical twins, they will be their own distinct individual. >> reporter: the first puppy died of canine distemper. they went there the process a second time to get henry and ken. >> it is not bringing back the past, but going forward. >> reporter: a story that will continue. the duponts are thinking of cloning melvin again in the
future. for "today," kerry sanders, nbc news. >> would you do it? of course i wouldn't do it. it's $100,000. >> take the price away. >> then, yeah. there are lots of things i would clone if it was free. >> really? >> look at you. wrong answer. >> you wouldn't do it? >> you can't clone the soul. >> you are right. it is the personality you love in your dog. >> it's $100,000. >> we took the money out. >> you can't take the money out. >> tweet us. up next, ugly betty star america ferra is talking about among ♪ when is your flu shot more than a flu shot? when it helps give a lifesaving vaccine to a child in need in a developing country.
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"viva" today series. natalie morales caught up with america ferrera to talk about her life on tv and other passions. politics and anti-bullying efforts. >> amy is a venture of life. >> america ferrera is back on set in the comedy "super store." about employees at a discount department store. >> you play amy. a veteran floor supervisor. >> it was probably her high school job and ten years later, she's here. it's fun and it's funny and the hardest part of the job is keeping a straight face. >> write letters. call. >> reporter: it is not the actor that inspires the star. she is passionate about politics. >> so many of us know of the strong voice you are about getting out the latina vote. >> it is about empowering our community. it is hard to show up and engage in a system.
>> reporter: this summer, ferrera made headlines when she wrote a letter addressed to the republican frontrunner donald trump after his comments on mexican immigrants. she wrote, i'm writing to say thank you. you see what you just did with your straight talk was send more latina voters to the polls than several rallies combined. >> reporter: the letter you wrote went viral. what did you think? >> i think it speaks to a certain point of view that wants to be represented. >> reporter: that point of view shaped by her heritage as a daughter of immigrant parents from honduras, she was born and raised in los angeles. >> georgina? >> that is my middle name. america was a terrible name to grow up with. kids will find anything to make fun of. they used to turn to me to say the pledge of allegiance. it took me a while to understand what it meant for me, what it
meant to be latina and american and how that was going to you know fit into my identity. >> reporter: today she is lending her voice to the anti-bullying campaign. >> reporter: you have been such a strong supporter of lizzy who cannot gain weight. >> she found a way to stand up and fight back. >> reporter: that fighting spirit defined ferrera. >> i am latina and i am connected to those roots forever. we deserve our rights and deserve to be seen as the humans that we are. >> reporter: for "today," natalie morales, nbc news, los angeles. let's check in now with dylan in the orange room with the plaza fan of the day. >> thanks, erica. i'm joined here in the orange room by don and usha from philadelphia. what are you celebrating?
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hosted by amy schumer. >> she is everywhere these days. amy's summer film "trainwreck" her career is anything but. it is right on track. she just won an emmy for her sketch show picked up for a fourth season. tonight, she is taking center stage in studio 8h. >> the last time i saw you physically was in february. last time i saw you. since then you blowed up. >> 2015 is the year of amy schumer. >> i said it before and i'll say it again. you are a funny woman. >> how are you handling the success? >> like a complete champion. famous people want to talk to me. they don't, but i'm allowed to talk to them. >> schumer, the newest member of the female posse taking hollywood by storm has been called the funny friend we all wish we had. >> the time influential people of the year.
ebola fighters, people making a difference. i wanted to talk to bradley cooper. he made a difference to me. >> what can i say about amy schumer? i say that sincerely. >> the 34-year-old has gone from unknown to emmy award winner to mega movie star. seemingly overnight sdplch. >> i was one of the most influence people although you never heard of me. >> "trainwreck" had a better opening than "the 40-year-old virgin." she just negotiated a book for $8 million. she considers jennifer lawrence as one of her best friends. >> what is it? >> don't even start. all my celebrity friends.
>> and now add "saturday night live" host to her resume. >> we will have a great show. >> so what is it about amy schumer? she is not a cookie cutter hollywood set member. >> i don't fit in here. straight up body type. in l.a., my arms register as legs. >> she uses her comedy to draw attention to issues that really matter. sexism. sexual assault and shaming. >> you don't like rapist. >> and nothing and no one is off limits. >> kim and kanye standing there owning it. i just took a dive in front of them. >> she's unapologetic, confident and comfortable admitting her faults. her fans say she is a role model for a new generation of women. >> do you like amy schumer?
>> the funniest woman in hollywood. >> she, like you said, she feels approachable. the person you want as your best friend, but standing up for all of us normal people out there. >> she is hilarious. >> amazing. >> insanely talent. you can catch amy on snl with the musical guest the weekend. >> the weekend? i'll see the show. >> we will be bleery eyed in the morning. >> we're back in a moment, but first this is "today" on nbc.
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(adlib) good morning, everybody, thank you so much for joining us. you're looking live outside our director this morning. let me know there's so much fog we're not going to see anything unless we take a shot above the clouds. that shot coming to us. good morning, i'm garvin thomas. that's downtown san jose there. that was clear 20 minutes ago. it is rolling in. >> some parts of the bay area are fog free this morning. we look at the other shot of san jose you can see a little bit of clear