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later and later here. nice beauty shot to end our morning from san francisco. we hope you have a great day and join us for bay area news at 11:00. good morning. free-for-all. the presidential debate gets heated in a hurry. candidates taking repeated shots at the media. >> the dwes asked so far in this debate illustrate why the american people don't trust the media. >> and taking shots at each other. >> someone convinced you that attacking me is going to help you. >> marco rubio taking on his one-time mentor. we'll go behintd the moment of the night. the out-of-control journey of the balloon. it left a path of power outages in its wake and the military had
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to sdram bcramble fighter jets track it. a monumental blunder. harry delights the crowds and the president burg a quick trip to the u.s. what he reveals about the moment he says changed the direction of his life. td today, thursday, october 29th, 2015. this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome. so much happened, my fingers couldn't keep up. >> a lot of different moments. fiery, intense, heated. pick any of those words to describe the republican third debate. they also shared a collective target. last night it was the media.
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we'll talk to marco rubio. first peter alexander has got the highlights. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. among the night's winners, two ambitious senators, marco rubio and ted cruz, chris christie, all setting themselves up to rise. jeb bush is getting panned for a poor performance after what was clearly a chaotic and contentious night. call it the rumble in the rockies. donald trump and ben carson largely faded to the background. the biggest clash, between marco rubio and his one-time mentor, jeb bush. after rubio was pressed about missing dozens of senate votes and bush called for him to resign. >> when you signed up for this, this was a six-year term. you should be showing up to work. literally, the senate, what is it, a french workweek, you get three days you have to show up? >> rubio turning in what many consider the best night of his campaign, blasted that as a convenient criticism. >> the only reason you're doing it now is because we're running for the same position, and
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someone convinced you that attacking me will help you. here's the bottom line -- >> reporter: showing a new aggressiveness, john kasich didn't mince words, tearing into trump and carson. arguing both men are unqualified to be president. >> folks, we have to wake up. we cannot elect somebody that doesn't know how to do the job. >> he was such a nice guy and said, i'm never going to attack. then his poll numbers tanked. that's why he's on the end. he got nasty. he got nasty. you know what? you can have him. >> reporter: the candidates cheered on by the colorado crowd were united in their contempt for the moderators and the media. >> the questions that have been asked so far in this debate illustrate why the american people don't trust the media. >> such a nasty question. >> total propaganda. >> the democrats have the ultimate superpac. it's called the mainstream media. >> reporter: the chairman spoke after the debate.
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>> it was one gotcha question, one personal low blow after the other. >> executives at cnbc, nbc's sister network, shot back. people who want to be president of the united states should be about to answer tough questions. on stage, chris christie showcased his tough personality. >> we have people out of work, we have isis and al qaeda attacking us, and we're talking about fantasy football? >> reporter: carly fiorina tried to reconnect with voters by acknowledging a weakness. >> after the last debate, i was told i didn't smile enough. >> reporter: all night, bush struggled to seize the spotlight. >> you find a democrat that's for cutting spending $10, i'll give them a warm kiss. >> reporter: how bad was the night for jeb bush? the nomination isn't going to be decided after the course of one debate in october, but a senior republican operative tells me this morning that his campaign is now on life support. his one job last night was to
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show he could own the stage. savannah, in his operative's words, he didn't. >> peter alexander, thank you so much. senator marco rubio is with us now. senator rubio, good morning to you. >> good morning. >> you were up late. you have an early morning to join us. has that blow softened, by the fact that most viewers thought you had the breakout performance of the night? is that how you feel about it? >> we feel good about it, and it's just a debate. we've already done two others and felt good about those, as well. there's more to come. we have another one in 13 days. for us, every time i get a chance to do the debates, it's an opportunity to hopefully talk to the american people about the future of our country and what i would do if they gave me the chance to be president. i felt good about that chance last night. we're looking forward to the next one, as well. >> everybody is talking about the moment between you and governor jeb bush, your former mentor and friend. there were a lot of comparisons to the young jedi taking on
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obi-won kenobi. i read a tweet that that rubio/jeb exchange is when your kid whips your behind in one-on-one for the first time. you have that relationship with governor bush. what was it like, taking him on like that? >> i have admiration for him as a person and what he did as governor of florida. i won't talk bad about him. my campaign isn't about him. i'm not running against him or anyone else. i'm running for president. what i'll continue to do, and what i hope more candidates will do, is we'll talk about who we are and what we would do and let everyone do that. and let the voters decide. if there are policy differences between them, we were engaged on those policy differences. that's how i'm going to run my campaign. everyone can run theirs. i won't change how i run my campaign based on what other people decide to do. it won't change my views about him. >> your communications director
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last night told reporters your phone is already buzzing, calls from bush donors, ready to jump ship and join the rubio train. is that true? >> well, look. we're always trying to get new supporters. it costs money to run races. if the media stops charging for advertising, we'll stop raising the money. it's difficult to get our message out. >> to the substance of governor bush's accusations, and you've heard this time and time again, once and for all, answer the "sun centinal's" question. should you resign some would you resign? why not leave your senate seat and just remove this issue from your opponents, remove it from the discourse? >> well, for me, it's an incredible honor to serve in the united states senate. i enjoy very much to serve the people of florida. we serve real people every day. the veteran who has to fight for his disability benefits and prove he's disabled even though he's missing both legs
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that he lost in combat, or the elderly couple who is experiencing tax fraud. we're going to continue to do it. >> senator rubio up early with us this morning. appreciate your time. >> thank you. >> let's bring in chuck todd, nbc's political director and moderator of "meet the press," and nicolle wallace, former communications director for president george w. bush. good morning, my sleepy friends. let's start with a quick, one second, who won? >> ted cruz. >> okay. timing seemed to be the biggest player in the room. timing that donald trump lost his national lead. he was subdued. timing that ben carson took the national lead, he didn't want to mess up. and timing that jeb bush seems to realize his chances are slipping away. >> yeah, jeb bush didn't have the kind of night that even his campaign acknowledged he needed to have. and afterwards, jeb bush gave an interview where he said i'm not
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a performer. unfortunately for him and all the people who admire the way he governs, you have to become a performer to win the job. >> it was not a good night for jeb bush, and people are saying, how much longer will he stay in the race? his people are constantly saying, we're in it through the early states. we have the money, the organization. but is there kind of, for lack of a better term, a death watch? >> last night in boulder in that spin roof, it felt like a wake. other campaign operatives were not gloating about this. they were like, oh, my god. is jeb not going to actually make it to the starting line? that was this air in there. look, he has $100 million in the superpac, he has the safety net. the first president bush getting whipped in the primaries didn't get out until may. there is no way -- >> the second bush was whipped by mccain, he didn't get out. >> that said, they'll have to throw something to the wolves. he's going to have to retool. publicly do something with the campaign to shake it up. >> the people on the side of the stage there, did anybody do or say anything, anyone like
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kasich, chris christie or fiorina, that will move their numbers? >> christie has strung together a magical moment in the debates but it's not showing in the polls. even voters like what they saw out of trump. he was subdued but had a little bit of the town hall demeanor. he seemed to be holding back and only engaging where he had to. i say cruz was the winner cruz was the winner because of his indictment of the moderators. republicans are desperate for someone who stands up against what they feel is a rigged system. >> that's the elephant in the room we haven't talked about. the media was the opponent not on the stage right with them but, clearly, a big part of this debate. fairly or unfairly, this is a winning strategy for candidates. >> well, it is. cruz captured the moment better than anybody. in many ways this was a premeditated attack. there were leaked ideas beforehand that they were going to go after the moderators and
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say, hey, the democrats didn't get questions like this. and they determined this before the debate started. boy, cruz captured the moment. he actually came across as the guy that supposedly everybody secretly doesn't life, but he was the guy that defended everybody on the stage. maybe an important moment for him, if he does what he's trying to do, which is vacuum up trump and carson's support if, not when in my book, but if they falter. >> chuck todd, nicolle wallace, thank you very much. jeb bush will be chuck's guest this sunday morning on "meet the press." >> guys, thanks. now to the other political intrigue in washington. the paul ryan era is under way on capitol hill. the congressman was nominated to be the next speaker of the house, and they're making it official with a full house vote this morning. ryan said the republican party lost its vision and he intends to begin a new day on the house of representatives. let's turn to the drama in the sky that's captivating the country. an unmanned military balloon breaking free and drifting 115 miles from maryland to pennsylvania.
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fighter jets had to be scrambles. the balloon's long tether causing destruction on the ground. tom costello is in muncie, pennsylvania, where the balloon came down. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. power has been restored to people in pa, and a military team cornered off this area. it's behind this tree line, described as having a lot of holes in it. it was impossible to control and very difficult to catch. >> reporter: it's a top secret project with a price tag of $2.5 billion. this morning lying in a field in central p.a. >> most of the wreckage is intact. it is secure. and it is mostly in trees. and it is in a difficult access location right now. >> reporter: this morning the military is speaking out. what caused the balloon to break loose is still unclear.
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>> reporter: they are under investigation why it broke and why it came down over this system. >> the hovering high-tech surveillance system is supposed to watch the skies. >> this is part of a new thing that's supposed to protect cruise missiles. >> reporter: this military balloon broke free from its moorings in rain and high wind at a military base in aberdeen, maryland, and then floated out of control more than 150 miles to montour county, pennsylvania. in the east coast skies, air traffic controllers routed passenger planes around the balloon, while f-16s went to intercept it. >> they're working very, very -- as fast as they can. >> reporter: for four hours, cable news and social media followed its soaring to 16,000 feet, then descending and skipping across the pennsylvania countryside. the size of two football fields, the balloon dragged a heavy mile-long cable hitting utility
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lines and knocking out power to 28,000 people. finally, the helium escaped and fell to the ground amid amish country. power has been restored. this has been a controversial project based on privacy and also on cost. a lot of people really dubious about the idea that you would use these blimps to essentially watch for oncoming russian missiles. >> tom, thank you. sentencing day for a former student at a prestigious new hampshire prep school convicted of sexually assaulting a younger classmate. he's asking for probation instead of prison. stephanie gosk is at the courthouse this morning. good morning. >> good morning. this case drew so much national attention in part because of the school that owen labrie and the accuser went to. it's one of the most prestigious boarding schools in the country. people were already concerned about how women were being
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treated on college campuses. today labrie's attorney will ask for probation. he says his client has already been punished enough. hours from now, owen labrie will learn whether he's going to jail. >> guilty or not guilty? >> guilty. >> he was convicted of sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child and luring someone from their computer. the accuser, a 15-year-old classmate, alleged the sex was not consensual. we're concealing her identity. >> i was raped. i was violated in so many ways. >> reporter: the trial shined a light on the elite st. paul prep school and revealed a wittual known as the senior salute, where seniors ask out freshmen, sometimes for sex. labrie denied the charges. >> it wouldn't have been a good move to have sex with this girl. >> reporter: now, the 20-year-old faces up to 11 years behind bars and would have to register as a sex offender.
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on wednesday his lawyers filed a motion with family photos urging leniency. the harsh truth is that owen will be penalized every single day here after for what he did one night as an 18-year-old high school student. the court was given 28 pages of testimonials on labrie's behalf. friends write, he's a model gentleman. stunningly brilliant. a role model. from his father, it would do no good to incarcerate owen. his mother pleading, owen has already been hurt far beyond what anyone might ever know. a spokeswoman for the victim's family says the victim was harmed, too. >> this was sexual violence, and it was an egregious case. i'm hoping the sentence reflects what we heard in trial. >> reporter: the accuser and her family will have statements and will be in the court today. labrie's attorneys are appealing the felony charge of luring someone on a computer saying it's a cruel and unusual application of the law. >> thank you.
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a 10-year-old boy has been injured in an apparent shark attack in hawaii. natalie has that story. good morning. >> good morning, guys. this marks the seventh attack in hawaii this year, and the third on the island of oahu, in the last three weeks. >> reporter: this morning, a 10-year-old boy is recovering from wounds he suffered after an apparent shark attack off the coast of hawaii on wednesday. police say the child was bitten on the thigh while body boarding 30 feet from the shore on the island of oahu. >> when i looked up, i saw the life guards pulling the young boy to the quad and took him under the trees and did their thing. >> he had three gashes on his leg. had a sty, which was opened. >> reporter: this is the seventh shark attack in hawaii this year, the third on oahu this month. on october 17th, a 44-year-old man was seriously injured after a shark attack off lanakai beach. >> heard him, turned and went.
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my dad got him, and i understood that and went to get his friends. it was just go, go, go. my dad just kept him talking to keep his mind off the giant holes in his legs. >> reporter: a week earlier, a 25-year-old man lost his left leg and some fingers in an attack on oahu's north shore. it comes amid a series of recent shark attacks off the mainland waters this year from california to north carolina. due to the unusually high spike in incidents, experts in hawaii this morning are warning swimmers to stay out of dirty water. don't go into the ocean at dusk or dawn. never go out alone. >> ocean safety officials posted temporary shark warning signs and they're strongly recommending that people stay out of the water there in oahu for today. >> don't have to convince me. >> get me out of the water. >> thank you. mr. roker, what's cooking? >> we've had wild weather overnight, and we have more coming. let's show you, first of all, in minnesota, the snow is out. they've broken out the snowplows, getting things going. had a couple inches on the ground, so they're watching that.
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now we go to rice lake, wisconsin, and you can see more snow falling there overnight. the winds were whipping, and they picked up about three inches of snow there. here in the northeast, we had big storms move through, and that caused a lot of problems. take a look. this is connecticut. power outages, flooding in front of homes and businesses. a real mess. in fact, about 10,000 people without power this morning in parts of connecticut. we're also looking at more flooding and heavy rains out west, as low pressure develops. jet stream is to its south. we look at more heavy showers and thunderstorms, firing up where they don't need them, throughout parts of texas, louisiana and on into oklahoma. in the southwest for today, we're looking at heavy rain. could be severe storms later on tonight. then we move to tomorrow. look at the heavy rain developing. one to two inches per hour locally. four to five inches more rain. as we get to saturday, it moves into the central gulf coast. we'll get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. ming up in the next 30 seconds.
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of 80 degrees. and in the south bay expect a high of 76. gets personal. the moment he says changed the direction of his life. the utility worker knocks on your door, would you let them in? on a new rossen report, how some criminals are preying on unsuspected homeowners. jeff goes undercover to see if people would open their doors to him, no questions asked. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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today... ==topvo== a very good morning to you. it is 7:26. i'm laura garcia cannon. happening today, it may be fout open long for the city of oakland and the raiders fans plan to pull out the playbook to keep the team from leaving. they're hosting a hearing to evaluate the team's future. community leaders will be there, nfl commissioner roger goodell's staff will attend. the public is invited but the fans have to register first for a pass. many believe oakland may be a hail mary to hold on to the team. it would be hard to leave the bay area. the weather is so nice. let's check it right now. it is all clear as you step
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out this morning, cool too. it will be warming up as we go through the an. a little warmer than yesterday. a high of 80 degrees in gilroy, foster city 74 degrees, low 70s in san francisco on the embarcadero, 80 degrees in napa, 76 in oakland and livermore, a high of 84 degrees. the temperatures stay warm for the next couple of days. we have a couple of key areas having problems. over here in the east bay, west 580 does have a crash blocking one lane. that's slowing you down. and then on the east shore freeway the crash has cleared over at university. the major injury motorcycle crash. that's a slow stretch but it's actually a little lighter as a result at the toll plaza. right past the coliseum, a slowdown. the early crash has cleared in pleasanton. and the rest of the bay, that's a standard slowing down there.
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we'll be back with another local news update for you in half an hour. have a great morning.
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7:30 now on a thursday morning, october 29th, 2015. 24 hours from now, that plaza will be filled with ghouls and goblins with our nearly halloween bash, one of our favorite mornings of the year. we get dressed up. here are some of the hits. wow. can't unsee that. last year's theme was "saturday night live." what are we going to do this year? you have to find out. >> what kind of woman will matt be this year? we'll find out. we'll have a clue coming up. tune in tomorrow for the big reveal. if you're in the area, put on your best costume and join us so you can take part in the
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celebration. at home, send us your greetings with #halloween today. let's get a check of the headlines. the third republican debate was filled with fireworks. candidates taking aim at each other and the media. marco rubio pushing hard against fellow floridian jeb bush, who went after rubio for missing votes on capitol hill. major story out of china. the ruling communist party decided to end that country's controversial one-child policy. they'll allow couples to have two children. that one-child policy was put in place in the '80s to control population growth. the kansas city royals are two wins away from a world series title. they topped the mets again last night, 7-1. game three is set for friday at citi field in new york. we'll begin with prince harry's visit to the u.s. to promote his work with wounded service members.
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he met with president obama. good morning. >> i was with harry last night for an exclusive party after a stunning day, in which prince harry said he was moved to tears from a tribute by the first lady. she called him a real guy who cared about veterans. she couldn't help point out what every female in the room was speaking. something like this, that's prince harry. >> ladies, prince harry is here. don't act like you don't notice. come on. come on. >> reporter: they noticed. >> prince harry! >> reporter: prince harry bringing his passion across the pond. >> to him, our wounded warriors aren't just a distant cause. to him, they're brothers and sisters in arms. >> reporter: joined by first lady michelle obama and dr. jill biden -- >> welcome his royal highness, prince harry. >> reporter: the 31-year-old who retired from the british army in june opened up about his time in
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the forces during his visit to wounded members. >> my two deployments in afghanistan changed the direction of my life. >> reporter: saying he first felt a need to help while sharing a flight home with injured servicemen and women during his first deployment. >> from that moment, i knew i had the responsibility to help all veterans who had made huge personal sacrifices for their countries, to lead healthy and dignified lives after service. >> reporter: harry created the games for wounded warriors. first held last year in london. next may, it'll be in orlando, florida. word of advise to the states? >> you better bring it, usa. >> reporter: the prince learned early about the importance of service and humility from his mother, diana. now, fifth in line to the british throne, seen ditching his motorcade to walk into the oval office to meet with president obama wednesday. >> i've had opportunities to spend a lot of time with so many
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of his family members, but this is the first time that we had a chance to talk directly. >> reporter: once known for his wild ways, a prince now trying to make a difference. >> hanging out with prince harry at the party last night. it was me and about 100 -- >> come on. >> me and 150 others. what's amazing is he comes into the party. it takes him half an hour to say hello to everybody. then he spends half an hour leaving again, saying good-bye to everybody. he's there for about an hour. >> he didn't get jig gy with it? >> no. >> thank you. mr. roker, got a forecast for us? >> i was with ronald macdonald last night. >> were you? >> good pal of mine. >> three years ago today, hu hurricane superstorm sandy
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making landfall. 115 miles per hour winds in cuba. makes its way up the coast to new jersey october 29th, 2012, 7:30 p.m. 80-mile-per-hour winds, as the superstorm. it went on to cause a storm tide of 14 feet at the battery. 41 deaths, $50 billion in property damage and, of course, as we remember, sandy and breezy point, over 130 fires. homes destroyed. thankfully, no deaths, but a storm surge of ove good morning. i'm meteorologist kerry hal. it is cool in the knot bay. 43 degrees. san francisco at 58 degrees. and it will be a beautiful day, a lot of sunshine, breezy winds and expect a high in the low 70s. in san francisco 72, but some upper 70s elsewhere across the bay. 84 in the tri-valley and the
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north bay reaching 80 degrees np in the peninsula, a high of 77 and 76 in the south bay. have a great one. >> track your weather any time. weather channel on cable and weather.com online. >> mr. roker, thank you vur mch. we talked about the standing desks, keeping people active. coming up on trending, wooe'll talk about the opposites. on rossen reports, who is knocking on your door? >> the crime wave across the country. thieves dressing up like public utility workers. they look official, hard hat and all, tricking their way inside your home. this morning, i'm going door to door in the suburbs.
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we are back at 7:41 this morning. on rossen report, thieves tricking their way inside your home. >> jeff rossen is here to show you how they do it and what you should do about it. jeff, good morning. >> hey, guys. good morning. we have all been there, right? someone knocks on your door, and you open it without thinking twice. what if that person was dressed as a utility worker, telling you there's a gas leak in the neighborhood or another emergency, and they need to come in and check it out? would you let them in? crooks are posing as workers to steal from you, even attack you, inside your own home. they'll playing on your trust. how trusting are you? i'm going undercover. would you let me in?
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>> reporter: i'm hitting houses in the suburbs. showing up with news. >> hi. how are you? from the gas company. >> reporter: there's than emergency. >> can i come in? >> yeah. >> reporter: once inside, i could do anything, and the damage is here. violent attackers dressing up like utility workers coast to coast. you invite them in, and they pounce. in new york, this man wearing a phony uniform distracts the homeowner while his accomplice sneaks in, stealing money and jewelry in minutes. in colorado, a rash of recent attacks. one fake utility worker even robbing this woman blind. >> i thought he was honest, and i let him in. >> reporter: a bogus water worker targeted this family. >> who would do this to elderly people? >> reporter: it's easy for criminals to do it. watch this. i go online and buy a utility worker outfit for under $100. >> hidden cameras on. >> reporter: now for the real
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test. would you fall for it? my team wires me up, and i slip into the uniform. >> good to go. >> reporter: they drop me on this suburban street. i look legit. clipboard, walkie-talkie. the police watching it all from this suv parked across the street. i walk up to the first house. hi. how are you? from the gas company. we're checking people's homes to make sure there's no gas in the water. >> okay. >> can we come in? >> how do i know you're from the gas company? >> reporter: right away, this man is suspicious. >> you should give me identification or something? >> you don't believe me? >> no. why should i? >> reporter: he won't let me? >> that's what we'd want a resident to do. >> reporter: things are about to take a turn at the next house. >> hi, ma'am. had a gas leak down the street. have you noticed a smell of gas? >> no. >> you haven't? you water? can i check it?
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>> come in, sure. >> reporter: she invited me right in, no questions asked. >> i want to check all the faucets. >> come on in. >> she let him right in, unfortunately. >> reporter: before going inside, i come clean. i'm jeff rossen from nbc news. >> i know. i shouldn't have let you? >> you shouldn't? >> no. >> we're in your home. >> you look official with the hard hat and the outfit. where i live, i feel safe, so i'm maybe too trusting. >> reporter: in fact, at house after house -- >> come on? >> certainly. >> reporter: -- they invite me in within seconds. >> from the gas company. >> what happens at this home is stunning. >> gas leak down the street. we're checking people's homes. it was next to a water main. >> sure. >> the homeowner is in another room, inviting me in without seeing me. when she comes to the door -- >> can i check everything? >> go ahead. >>sists i come? >> my brother works for public
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service. >> my name is jeff rossen from nbc news, the "today" show. >> oh. >> she realizes how dangerous this could have been. >> you actually could have come in and do whatever you wanted to do. >> that's what the criminals are doing. >> yes. >> reporter: on this block in new jersey, a wakeup call, courtesy of this fake. >> it's a good message and lesson to learn. >> thank god you're a good guy and the officers were watching. >> i appreciate it. see you later. >> your rare, friendly fake. police were shocked at the number of people that let us in. in fact, after seeing our results, the police department in new jersey now issuing an official warning to everyone in their town to watch out for this crime. the things you can do and the take away and advice here, always ask for a real id from every utility worker. they should have one. >> like that one man. >> he did the right thing. if they're not real, call the police. >> would you open the door? if you were a bad guy, you'd
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push? >> look through the eyeglass and talk through the door. >> at least they're warning them and your face son tis on the po they're using to warn now. >> yeah. >> you have your halloween costume picked out. george and amal clooney adding a new member to their family. we'll have that on pop start. carson gives you a clue as what we're going as for what we're going as for halloween this year. 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 morning fare right? eggs and sausage. hotcakes and butter.
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carson is in the orange room. >> getting us ready for tomorrow's halloween party. >> oh, yeah. >> ready, carson? >> let's do this. the anticipation is building for our kcostume reveals. everybody excited? >> yeah. >> it is throwback thursday. we'll look at hits from years past. feel free to chime in. back to '97. barney and fred. j.lo and p diddy. >> only one matt as a woman. >> that's right. those were the pre-gender bending years. >> hadn't made the commitment yet. >> savannah, prince charles. >> speaking of gender bending. >> natalie as eddie munster. >> too perfect. >> love that. >> that's my favorite. >> that was a good one. >> here we all are, tv stars a couple years the test brice garnett te. . brice garnett. brice garnett year, . in brice garnett. . 'll get. this is al roker. >> there you go. >> our friend brice garne. m
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county jail is facing a new round of good morning on your thursday. 7:56. i'm sam brock. santa clara jail right now facing a new round of questions this morning. an unidentified corrections deputy has been disciplined after the sheriff's office says the jail turned away a man who apparently wanted to confess to killing his ex-girlfriend. the man you just saw on your screen, he's now under arrest after san jose police say he confessed to strangling and stabbing his ex-girlfriend. when he walked in with the information about a dead body, the deputy told castro to go to the police instead. the sheriff's office also insists that that the man never mentioned being tied to the body. this is the latest blemish for the jail which has three corrections officers facing charges after a beating death of an inmate last summer.
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let's get a quick check of your weather. cool this morning but a lot of sunshine. the temperatures are going to be warming up. reaching 78 degrees in los gatos and also palo alto. the marine ya at 68 degrees for a high, 80 in napa, oakland 76 and pleasanton, expect a high of 83 degrees. let's see how the commute is rolling now with mike. it's rolling slowly kari. look at your map, we just had a stall north of the coliseum, that made it worse. all of these folks are making their way down to the bay bridge toll plaza. and an easier drive as the crash has cleared from west 580. all of these folks making 101 slow, the bay shore freeway through palo alto, san mateo shares the slowing. the northbound trend in san jose continuing.
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, homework headache. the right answer to the third grade math problem might not be what you think. how the question went viral and reignited the debate about common core standards in schools across the country. ♪ music in tune. a surprising study revealing the best way to make new friends quickly. and sandra in the city. we'll talk to one of the biggest stars around. oscar winner sandra bullock, about bringing her own brand of crisis to her movie. >> i thought you retired or gave up or something. >> what happened to your hair? >> you still have a great sense of humor. >> today, thursday, october
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29th, 2015. >> celebrating the world series. go royals! >> let's go mets! >> we're from kentucky. >> married for 40 years. >> skipping work to celebrate my birthday on "today." >> wild about wrangler! >> good morning, everybody. welcome back to "today." it is the day before the day before halloween. or the day before our halloween celebration. we already have people dressed up on the plaza. they're getting ready. we can't wait. >> we do look forward to this every year. gets nerve racking toward the end, but once it all starts to unfold, we love it. >> you worry about if your high heels will be comfortable. >> exactly. does my butt look big, that whole thing. throwback thursday song, and a
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good one. >> "moby," remember this, the '90s, the chunky heels, the coffee shop. feeling the '90s today. i loved this record. >> things are about to get scary around here. it's almost no shave november time. once again, the men of "today" will put down the razors to raise awareness about men's health issues. we want you to grow with us. >> that's right, al. all month long, #no-shave today to share your pictures and tell us who you're growing your beard for. at the end of the month, we'll host a shave-off here in the plaza. for more information and to rsvp, go to today.com. >> it is a great cause. when you see us in the beards, think about the issues that men deal with, in terms of health on a daily basis. >> absolutely. >> we encourage you to grow a beard. >> i was going to not shave my legs. otherwise known as winter. >> oh.
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>> it's terrible. let's go inside to natalie for a check of the top stories. >> good morning. once again, the republicans running for president picked up the pace, sharpened their attacks in debate number three. the media also took some hits. nbc national correspondent peter alexander has the highlights for us. peter, good morning. >> good morning to you. a lot of sharp elbows last night. a breakout moment for two senators, marco rubio and ted cruz. largely overshadowing the front runners, donald trump and ben carson. it was a bad night for jeb bush. >> reporter: the battle in boulder proved not to be between front runners trump and carson, but between mentor and mentee. jeb bush calling on marco rubio to resign for his poor voting record. >> this was a six-year term and you should be showing up to work. >> rubio dismissed the attack. >> the only reason you're doing it now is because we're running for the same position and someone convinced you attacking
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me will help you. >> reporter: kasich blasted trump and carson as unqualified. >> folks, we have to wake up. we can't elect somebody who doesn't know how to do the job. >> reporter: trump accused kasich of going negative out of political desperation. >> he was a nice guy and said, i'm never going to attack. then he got nasty. you know what? you can have him. >> reporter: carly fiorina tried to regain momentum. >> i may not be your dream candidate just yet, but i can assure you, i'm hillary clinton's worst nightmare. >> reporter: the candidates found a common enemy in the moderators and the media. >> you look at the question, donald trump, are you a comic book villain? ben carson, can you do math? how about talking about the substantive issues people care about? >> if you want me to answer, you answer. even in new jersey, what you're doing is called rude. >> reporter: mike huckabee refused the opportunity to tee off on trump. >> i love donald trump. he's a good man. i'm wearing a trump tie tonight. get over that one. >> the democratic front runner
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hillary clinton was a frequent target for the republicans. called out by name last night a total of 23 times. clinton remains unfazed. tweeting out this clip showing her at the benghazi hearing last week, where she's brushing it all off. natalie? >> peter alexander in boulder, colorado. thank you. despite the exchange last night, senator marco rubio told savannah this morning he has tremendous represent for jeb bush and will not speak badly of him. savannah asked rubio about the point of bush's criticism, that he's missed many senate votes while busy campaigning for president. >> our constituents service is unaffected, and it's as vibrant as it has been. we miss votes, we hate to. i don't like missing votes. what i would hate more is to wake up on the first wednesday of november of next year to the news that hillary clinton has been elected as president of the united states. >> when asked if his campaign is getting calls from bush supporters who want to jump to his side, he said they are getting lots of calls from
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people who backed other candidates. new developments this morning in the man hunt for a suspect accused of shooting at police in two states. floyd ray cook is wanted for shooting a tennessee police officer and for shooting at a kentucky state police trooper. wednesday night, two of cook's known associates were arrested after a violent confrontation with u.s. marshalls in tennessee. when officers attempted to stop their vehicle, the two suspects took off and struck two vehicles. eventually, they were apprehended. the army is investigating how a $1 billion top secret surveillance balloon broke away from maryland wednesday and floated over neighboring pennsylvania for three hours. fighter jets trailed the unmanned balloon, which contained sensitive defense technology and radar equipment, as part of a missile early warning system. its dangling cable pulled down power lines until the blimp came to a rest in some trees. all mistakes should be as lucky as this one.
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a california man went into a store and asked for two mega-millions tickets. the clerk mistakingly pressed the button for a powerball ticket instead. he said he cout cancel it, so the man accepted the powerball stubs. guess what? the ticket matched five of six numbers, good for $380,000. gosh, i wish i had that luck. >> did he share it with the guy who gave it to his by accident? >> totally by accident. >> thank you. a third grade homework assignment that's reigniting the debate on common core standards. in schools across the country. >> sheinelle jones is here with the story. >> good morning. there's no question, we all want our kids to succeed. to put it simply, common core was intended to create a standard for how our kids learn at a young age. for math, a way to visualize what they're learning and not memorize answers. as good as that may seem, it has been difficult for parents and teachers, even the ones who
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believe in common core. turns out, sometimes the right answer can also be the wrong answer. >> reporter: how would you answer this third grade math question? what is 5 times 3? this student wrote this. 5 plus 5 plus 5 equals 15. the teacher marked it wrong. not because of the answer, but the way the student got there. indicating the student should have also added five 3s. confused? you're not alone. this test gone viral sparked the common core conversation again. >> they want you to use the upside down birthday cake method, which i learned? >> reporter: hanley is a former teacher who works as a private tutor. for her, keeping up with the new math methods is like going back to school. >> i absolutely had to relearn a lot of things. not even just relearn, but learn in general, these new methods i had never learned before. >> reporter: even parents are asked to take classes to help kids with their homework.
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>> when my kids need help, i'm unable to help them, which is very frustrating. >> reporter: this new math is a response to the common core state standards initiative, launched in 2009 by the national governors association, and now in use in 42 states. the focus, more on critical thinking and less on memorization. with standards more relevant to the real world. >> as the information age continues to blossom, kids are going to need those skills. we're preparing kids for a future that isn't here yet. >> reporter: not everyone agrees. >> here's the problem with common core. >> reporter: now, the debate over common core spilling into the political arena, with some calling for it to be dismantled, while others defend their support of it. >> if we're going to compete in this world we're in today, there's no possible way we can do it with lowering expectations and dumbing down everything. >> reporter: you know the common core has become pop culture when louie c.k. takes on today's homework assignment. >> i look at the problems and
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it's like, bill has three goldfish, buys two more. how many dogs live in london? >> reporter: love it or hate it, common core is here to stay, for now. >> adding fuel to the fire, the latest annual national testing of fourth and eighth grade math skills just released this week shows a decline in scores for the first time in 25 years. supporters of common core say that's because federal testing isn't keeping up with the more riggious standards of common core. >> scary thought, not being able to help your kids with homework. >> it's hard. they ask for help, we come up with the right answer, but i can't tell them, based on what they're being taught, how to come up with the answer. >> there's also criticism a lot of the teachers or parents feel like that kids are spending too much time prepping for the test. the debate races on. it's a hot topic. >> sure does. >> thank you. next, big music news. the legend who says he's ready to come out of retirement. carson?
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lie down on the job. this is from a company where magnets keep everything in place. >> i would be asleep in 30 seconds. >> i would think i'm at the dentist. >> i'm not getting work done. that's for sure. >> costs $4,000, almost. the company says the desk is designed for high intensity computer users. to me, looks good for nappers. >> yeah. >> might be good for your back, if you have back problems. >> yeah. >> the treadmill desk. walk on the treadmill. >> i do. >> there you go. >> do you find it hard to make new friends? >> yes, i do. >> okay. researchers at oxford -- that makes it true -- say they found the best way to make new friends fast. take a singing class. weekly singing lessons were found to bring people close together, faster than art classes or creative writing courses. singing encourages people to bond, something we know very
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well. >> there they are. >> this morning. >> i'd make a lot of enemies in a singing class. people wanting to tune me out. >> makes you put your inhibitions aside. >> it's cute. >> good bonding experience. >> we had a good time. >> we did. definitely. siri and i like to sing songs together, your fiance. >> definitely. >> did you hear about this drama surrounding the run away blimp yesterday? seemed like a fake news story. the army aircraft went rogue over pennsylvania, drifted for four hours. of course, the internet had to have its say on the topic. there were funny ones. hello, is it me you're looking for? another likened the blimp to free willie. the blimp befriended a young boy. a ghostbusters reference, maybe it's not a way to go. the music legend coming out of retirement, george and amal clooney's new addition to the
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family. carson, pop start? >> first, the music legend coming out of retirement. phil collins. four years ago, he was stopping his music career so he could be a full-time dad to his young son. now, phil says they want to see him in action, so he's planning a new album, prepping for a tour. phil told "rolling stone" i'm no longer officially retired. the horse is out of the stable, and i'm raring to go. that's what parenting will do to you, get you out of retirement. >> is he doing a live album? or is he going back into the studio? >> good one! >> come on. >> well played. >> studio album, to answer your question. genesis reunion. he wants to let the solo stuff go first. maybe that down the line. we move on. michael jackson once called home, it was neverland ranch. it has 12,000 square feet. earlier, it was listed on the market for $100 million. there were no takers. this week, a chinese company put the property up for auction. online. hoping to attract some of the country's rich bidders. they started the price at $78 million. hundreds set up alerts for the
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bid and thousands viewed the property. guess what? not one bid. >> wow. interesting. >> not one. >> wow. >> we did a show from there once. >> really? >> inside? >> beautiful piece of property. >> creepy though, right? >> we stood at the wall. >> like we're above it. >> we toured the house. >> really? >> yes. >> was michael jackson there? >> no. he was already deceased. >> oh. did you see the secret rooms and things? >> yeah. >> it's all there, right? >> that's maybe why it has no bidders. george and amal clooney add to their family. adopted a rescue dog. she is a cute four-year-old basset hound named milli. george is holding her in the picture. out in front is their other dog, louis who is also a rescue, by the way. millie has been a rags to riches story. the shelter found her looking for food outside of a restaurant. brought her in and george and amal find her online. now, she's living the high life. >> good for them. for having rescued. >> there's your pop start for today. >> great, carson. thank you. >> mr. roker? >> let's get to it. show you what we have going on.
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we have some cooler weather coming in. that's right. ahead of this front, it's fairly warm in the northeast. as we move through thursday, look at the temperatures. minneapolis, 49. 51 in chicago. that's six degrees below normal. indianapolis, 53. on friday, just in time for halloween, 61 in washington. 48 in rochester. charleston. saturday, the cool down continues. tomorrow, the breeders' cup world championship. it's going to be -- we're looking at 1:00 p.m. coverage beginning, 4:00 p.m. race. it will be in kentucky. we'll be watching this very, very closely. the weather is looking good. that's what's going on around the country. good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. a lot of sunshine across the bay. temperatures in the mid 50s. but it's cool in the north bay. 46 degrees. with all that sunshine, our temperatures warming up. a little warmer than yesterday. up to 79 in the east bay.
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77 in the peninsula. the tri-valley expect a high of 84. in san francisco, 72. 80 in the north bay. the south bay sees a high of 76 degrees. >> that's your latest weather. matt? >> al, thanks very much. we're happy to have one of the biggest movie stars in the world paying us a visit. sandra bullock won the academy award for her role in "the blindside" and was nominated again for "gravity." in her new movie, "our brand is crisis," she's a campaign strategist hired to help a struggling candidate in bolivia. >> did you hire me? >> no. i hired you. >> nobody hired me. i cannot be hired. unless you mean in the technical sense, then yes, i probably was hired. >> i am the one in charge. >> oh, no, no, no. see, you're not? charge. >> what did you say? >> nobody is in charge. we're all rolling down a [ bleep ] hill and nobody is at the wheel. how can you not say what you're
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supposed to say? >> because i'm not just a puppet. >> of course you are! of course you're a puppet. we're just pawns. >> sandra, welcome back. good to see you. pry to th prior to this movie, when was the last time you mooned somebody? >> excellent question. probably within the last year. >> really? >> if i was going to be honest. >> not a croissakrecrescent moo moon. >> when i go, you have to shine all the light you can on the subject. if you can find something to basically have the light bounce off of, which would be the mooning, it'd be great. find a light source. >> were you sceptical about that scene in the movie? >> absolutely. i'm the most modest person. for some reason, that day, i had no problem doing my job. >> so you did not have a stunt person? you did all your own stunts in this case? >> i did not say there was not a stunt person. i'm just saying that i had no
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problem being in character that day. >> let's move on. >> please. >> tell me about jane bodinbodi. tough as nails, rough around the edges, yet, she has this vulnerable side. >> yeah. >> one designed to hide the other? >> i think one is exacerbating the other. she's brilliant at what she does, but she struggles with addiction, mental illness, and she's a brilliant strategist. you don't realize at the beginning that one might be affecting or exacerbating the other. >> did you find her to be a likable character, or is it depending on which scene you're in in the movie? >> i liked her a lot. >> why? >> she's truthful about who she is. in terms of her level of being broken, she's not pretending to appear to be someone else. she's just doing her job and doesn't mind looking ugly at it. >> much has been said about the fact that -- george clooney and you are executive producers of the movie. much has been said about the
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role had been originally written as a male character. what made you read it and say, this should be a woman and i should play this person? >> it's that when i read it, i heard the voice and i knew how to play it. some roles are inherent lly mal and female. this one didn't have to have that. it was a human role, and it was one that i was very familiar with. i know some people that are like that, in that struggle, and that are complex and irritating and aggressive and just powerful but, yet, incredibly broken. >> some people say not only was it written for a man, but george clooney was going to play the character. i haven't heard anybody confirm that. >> no. well, i'm here to confirm -- >> thank you. >> -- that he, at the time, was not attached to this film, to play the role. >> you didn't steal a role from one of your best friends? >> i'll steal something from
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george, just not this role. i'll steal other stuff, like maybe a house in italy. >> take that. >> in a heartbeat. >> i would, too. >> can we talk about billy bob thornton? >> yeah. >> he plays bad so effortlessly. >> yeah. >> what's it like to play opposite that guy? >> you know he's going to kill you, maybe eat you along the way. but you're okay with it, oddly. you go, okay, if anyone is going to do it, it's going to be you and i'm okay with it. what i think it is, is billy is truly one of the nicest people and the most honest person you will ever meet. that's always going to shine through, no matter how despicable he is. you're watching him going, i know he's going to kill me, but i'm entranced right now. >> enjoy the process. >> exactly. >> you shot in bolivia, new orleans. >> yeah. >> close to home. >> yeah. >> how old is louie now? >> 5 3/4. >> what will he be for halloween? >> ninja turtles.
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>> you okay with that? >> yeah. >> what will you be? >> he chose inappropriate batgirl. >> he chose it for you? >> should i be flattered or disturbed. i said, i don't want to wear that around your friends. >> he goes, you have to. >> i go, i don't have to do anything. mom got backup. >> it is a problem for a lot of women's costumes. they tend to move in that direction. >> but i'm always in awe of the women who can commit to the naughty nurse at preschool. >> yeah. >> i can't. too early. >> this movie is great and you're great in it, as usual. >> thanks. >> nice to see you. >> nice to see you. >> "our brand is crisis" opens tomorrow. >> thank you. ahead, it is perfect weather for a warm and cozy steals and deals. even jill martin is warm this
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morning. we have deals on cardigans and more, up to 80% off. oh, my goodness. i'm ... ==anim== happening today... ==too= a very good morning to you. it is 8:26. happening today, it may be fourth and long for the city of oakland as raiders fans no doubt plan to pull out the play book to keep the raiders from moving. the nfl is hosting a hearing to evaluate the team's future. community leaders will be there. the commissioner's executive staff will attend. the public is invited. fans have to register first for a pass. many believe oakland may need a hail mary to hold on to the team. they are flirting with the idea of a joint stadium in los angeles. check the morning commute. >> we will start in the south bay where things are slower in a couple of key spots. 101 northbound, the jam here north of 680.
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that area slow. typically up toward the airport. that's what you see there. 280 and 880, not so bad. it shows red, but it's not as bad as it could be. 87, there's a crash northbound and reports that a motorcycle was down. this is in the last few minutes. we are tracking that. in fact, we're starting to lighten up southbound for 880 slowing into freemont. there is your approach to the bay bridge. back to you. >> thank you very much. thank you for joining us as well. another local news update in half an hour. see you then.
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we're back at 8:30 on a thursday morning. it's the 29th day of october, 2015. a day away from halloween. we've been talking about it all morning long. if you can't get down here tomorrow to join in our party on the plaza, don't worry, you can still join the party online using #halloween today. coming up, martha stewart will be here. she'll get in the halloween spirit, as only martha can. this morning, pumpkin projects
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you can pull off today. plus, a special warm and cozy steals and deals, including a bargain on cashmere card gali that usually go $500. we'll get more of that coming up. >> i like when you do the, let's make a deal voice. >> i'm ready. >> how about a check of the weather? >> as far as your forecast is concerned, halloween night, well, friday night, a lot of trick or treating will be going on. ghost creek in oklahoma, heavy rain. mummy pass in colorado, light snow. pumpkin center, south carolina, 59. on the actual night, halloween night, sleepy hallow, new york, fair skies, 55 degrees, heavy rain through the gulf. we have rain in the pacific northwest. spook city, colorado, looking good, with temperatures in the good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. a lot of sunshine as we take a
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live picture and as you head out today. our temperatures warming into the 70s. a few spots hitting the low 80s. 76 in san jose. in san francisco, 70 degrees. 80 in napa. oakland, 76. our temperatures will be warm over the next couple of days. >> don't forget, check your weather any time, weather channel on cable, weather.com online. lily and her man munster joined us. >> may i call you al? >> you may. what's the occasion, besides halloween? >> it's our favorite halloween. >> halloween is our favorite holiday. the people of cozy tv will run a marathon of the munsters from 12:00 noon to 12:00 midnight.
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it features a special epitoday, auto tune the munsters. >> what is that? >> they've taken "a man from maryland," and brought it through a fancy device and we've come out singing. >> it's a rock opera, al. >> musical thing. >> indeed. >> this is your new home, on cozi tv? >> correct. >> you can see us weekday afternoons. cozi loves us. >> i played grandpa one year for halloween. >> come by for dinner. >> i think i will. >> we are making history, because no one has ever auto tuned a tv show before. >> leave it to the munsters to do it. guys, thank you so much. >> thank you. let's head over to -- >> al, we're across the plaza. we've got a brand-new steals and deals this morning with special guest carson daly. >> with fall in few swing, we have six, count them, six b bargains you are guaranteed to love. >> today contributor jill martin
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is here to reveal thebargains. do you like the game show vibe? >> thank you for the voice. it's a comfy and cozy edition. something for the men. it retails $225 to $250. there's six styles. we show three here. this one has a detachable scarf. >> nice touch. >> it comes with the scarf? >> yeah. >> nice touch. lovely. >> retails $225 to $250. the deal is $69. >> that's a great deal. >> 72% off. >> whoa. >> that's a screaming deal. >> love that. >> what about for the ladies, jill? >> women's coats. $225 to $275. now, you see all the different options here. some are downfilled, wool, on trend colors. carried at macy's and other fine retailers nationwide. retails $225 to $275. the deal is $68 to $78, up to 72% off. >> that's two deals over 70%
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off. four more deals to go. >> that's right. i like this system here. >> can i top it? the classic leather gloves. cashmere lining. retail, $140. ten colors to choose from. the sizes, extra small to large. i'm a medium, if that helps you. carried in saks fifth avenue. it's 70% off. >> it's in the voice. >> really nice. furry lining inside. >> the poncho or cardigan. 100% italian cashmere. seen on angelina jolie, sharon stone. the deal, $79, 86% off. >> oh, my goodness.
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what's the percentage? >> 86% off. >> you're practically giving things away. >> it's cozy, like wearing a blanket. >> i'll buy that for you, so cheap. >> thank you. get online now. jill, what's next? >> dana decker candles. it is either/or. you get the poncho or the cardigan, just so you know. >> nice. >> do you like it? >> i'll buy both. >> moving on, the collection set. retail, $120. you get two kand dahls here. it's a set. the 7 ounce and 12 ounce. five scents. sold at saks fifth avenue. >> smells good. >> retail, $120. the deal, $36. 76% off. >> look at that. both for $36? >> yeah. >> what a deal! >> you're killing me. >> doesn't he bring -- you bring enthusiasm. >> these are popular now, the candles. they're expensive. it's the holidays.
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you'll have house guests over for thanksgiving and christmas. get this deal. $36, both candles. over 70% savings. you have to get on this. >> carson, would it make a good hostess gift? >> excellent thing to bring to a neighbor's house. >> good to know. >> this is something we love. alpaca throw. retail, $398. choose from 34 colors and patterns. retail, $398, the deal, $89. 78% off. you don't need this today, but you can also wear it as a cozy wrap. >> could you wear it as a wrap? >> yeah. >> sold. did you tell us how much? >> yeah. >> can you tell us again? >> $120 -- no, that's the wrong one. we'll put it up. $89. 78% off. >> okay. let's go through the products again. >> these are steals. steal edition. >> the men's coat, we have the
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women's coat. >> both options. >> the gloves. >> right. >> also -- >> we have the poncho you saw there. we have the candles from dayna decker, and these throws from alicia adams. great options today. >> yeah. if you have any questions about orders, call carson. he's into this. or go to the steals and deals page at today.com. thank you, jill. >> thank you. >> great stuff, jill. thank you. coming up next, a woman who embodies the spirit of pink power. she proved it with a haircut that went viral. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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while that news might make most people feel like curling up in a corner, for janet, it was another reason to laugh and embrace the life she's been given. >> normal isn't good anyway. >> reporter: for janet, humor is the key to living. >> you need to learn to laugh at yourself. >> all right. >> whatever you do, i think you need to find fun in it. just don't be stuck in a situation. >> reporter: in 2000, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. she was cancer free for 15 years. then this past spring, a second diagnosis. >> i don't know how you do it. >> reporter: the 62-year-old knew chemo would take her hair, like it had the first time. she decided to get a head start. >> it was a spur of the moment, just off the cuff thing. spontaneous, like a lot of things i do. >> reporter: calling in daughter sarah for help, they crafted a new do. >> we shaved the sides, spiked up the middle, colored it pink.
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it looked cute. i loved it. >> reporter: the result, a bright pink chemo hawk. >> i wanted to do something extraordinary with my hair, just for grins. just for fun. then unwithout my knowledge, sah posted pictures on read-it. >> i thought it was funny. >> i couldn't understand why mtv and buzzfeed and these young web sites were cashing in from that. why do they care? then i figured out, like when i was young and loved spunky old people, that's still the same today. >> you are remarkably positive for a woman who is staring this down for the second time. >> you work with what you have, and you're grateful for it. there's really two choices. as i see it in life. these x experien these experiences can make you bitter or better. >> reporter: a message she's
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passing on to her own children, encouraging them to join her, as she makes the most of every day, with or without cancer. >> i'm going to ride this body into the ground. a life without scars, you know, is hardly a life at all. >> what do you think the most important lessons are? >> to have fun. her humor and optimism always gets anybody through anything. you're feeli ining awful. with mom going through what she's going through, still has a smile on her face, still laughing. >> reporter: a gift they're now offering in return. >> they have kept me laughing during this last battle. they've just been there for me this time, and i'm very grateful. >> i love you forever. i like you for always. as long as i'm living, my mommy
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you'll be. >> they all had us in tears when she recited that part from the book "i'll love you forever." >> she's doing well now. in janet style, she's doing it with a smile and a laugh. her positivity is reaching people beyond her family and friends. she was asked by the american canc cancer society to speak in washington earlier this month as part of their breast cancer awareness activities in october. >> she has a great spirit. >> she does. >> thanks. by the way, if you would like to purchase a pink power "today" t-shirt, savannah is holding it up, net proceeds go to the susan g. komen foundation. we'll tell you how to get one online. >> thank you so much. coming up next, martha stewart is here with pumpkin palooza. you can do these. first, this is "today" on nbc. [female announcer] if the most challenging part of your day is the staying awake part,
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martha on today is brought to you by macy's. >> this morning on martha on "today," last minute diy halloween decor. three great halloween projects. martha, good morning and happy halloween. >> happy halloween. i hope you've be perusing the issue. >> mine don't come out looking as good as yours. >> these are easy projects. you know funny gourds are everywhere. >> i love these. >> these little gourds can be transformed into creatures like that. you can just put them on the dinner table to make the kids laugh. i mean, these are weirdos. >> don't paint them, just use the coloring of the gourds. >> pipe cleaners, you can buy them in different colors at the craft store. make holes to fit them into the
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gourd. be careful. use an ice pick. you have to use elbow grease and make the hole. >> choose gourds that aren't so big, the pipe cleaner can't support the weight. >> exactly. then you stick them in like that. these are the antenna, the little feet. anything goes. it's very charming. >> start to finish, that's a 20 minute project. >> yes. no more. looks like the canada manufacture -- candy manufacturers are making candy to decorate pumpkins. >> no carving, knives or anything. put the candies out. you have to monitor the little pins. we put these out for you to decorate this. now you make eyes and stick the straight pins in. goes into the skin of the pumpkin easily. there are the licorice, circus
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peanuts. i love these. >> big tic-tac looking things. >> stick the teeth in. make them happy or sad. it's a very cute project. >> what i like about the no carving thing, because you can make them and when you get to halloween, the openings are not going to be rotten and stinking and shrunk. >> another hint, put a little vaseline on the cuts. >> around the openings? >> yes. >> okay. >> it does help a lot with the deterioration of the flesh. >> all right. again, a wide assortment of candies. be creative. what are these? are these real? >> raspberries. haven't you had those? >> these are like hard as a rock. >> they're good. they're gummy. >> okay. really good. >> black mouth and teeth. very good. >> that's all right. >> this is cute. you unravel these licorice pinwheels.
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>> makes hair? >> unravel it. comes off like that. that's for trick or treating. >> look at the one where you made a cooler. >> this is for ice, for whatever drinks you're serving at the halloween party. you want to give the parents a beer when they come to the house. trick or treaters with kids. >> in case people can't see at home, you've lined this with -- >> plastic bag. put in ice and your soft drinks or wine or whatever. now, this is such a nice way to use a pumpkin. when turn this into pumpkin pie for thanksgiving. >> nobody does halloween better than you. >> i don't think you. >> great to see you. ha we're taking you to transylvania and dracula's castle. first, on this thursday morning, this is
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♪ we're back with today's "fear factor." nbc's keir simmons who was hanging out with prince harry. he visits the home of your favorite monsters. >> we're making garlic for this one? >> i was chilling with the pope last beak. be afraid, guys. be very afraid. in the mountains of romania, the castle lair of a notorious count dracula. was he just a figment of storytellers imagination? let's take a trip to
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transylvania to find out. >> a story soaked in blood. set in a strange place. >> welcome to transylvania. the name means land beyond the forest. through mountains, deep into this dark country. even the graveyards seem more eerie than back home. >> superstition that if you have a damaged grave like this one, someone or something may pop out of it. >> you say just suspicion yet they found bodies with stakes through the heart. superstitions that inspired bram stoker, create offor of "dracul" i know what you're thinking. don't go up there. this is the very castle where bram stoker imagined dracula lived. >> the perfect setting for the
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vampire. secret passway and close to the castle, back in the 15th century, just like in "dracula untold" lived an infamous warlord. his name really was dracula. >> dracula is the son of the devil. >> a blood-thirsty killer. he impales his enemies. >> later with the -- >> reporter: mathias's description of impaling is so vivid, you really don't want to hear it on morning television. >> would you like to know more? >> not really, no. >> 500 years later, the king's family from michigan are safe. in the day anyway. >> is it scary here? but at night, according to stoker's,dracula goes in search of innocent victims.
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[ rooster ] >> the impaler lived in this medieval town. >> so this is where dracula was born? >> though he was a ruthless ruler, someone has left flowers here. >> he's hugely popular. everyone loves him. >> perhaps truly scary are the romanians today who look at their politicians and ask, where are you, vlad? >> vlad the impaler, dracula, is their preferred politician? >> i think everyone's answer would be yes, in romania. >> despite his unquenchable thirst for blood like the vampire count he inspired -- it's tomato juice. >> isn't it amazing to think
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bram stroker never went to transylvania. i don't blame him. i don't really feel the same since i got back. >> you need to get back to work. >> next time a little more dramatic music. >> it wasn't enough. >> keir, thank you. coming up, part of our breast cancer awareness month, pink power. natalie, al and tamron and willie will be dunked in those tanks to raisei'm ... ==topvo== boy accused of murdering 8 year-old maddy good morning on your thursday. it's 8:56. a teenage boy accused of murder due in court today. that's when a judge will set a date for a preliminary hearing. c he stands accused of sexually assaulting her and killing her, then throwing her body into a dumpster. he has pleaded not guilty.
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i'm like a whole new house! nest. welcome to the magic of home. >> announcer: on today's take, bradley cooper spicing occupy the screen on burnt. then we get dunked with help from brook shields. a throwback performance by natalie merchant. all that 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.
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>> well, well, well, welcome to "today." it's a thursday morning, october 29th, 2015. just another day out on the plaza. willie along with al, natalie and tamron. good to see you, al. >> good to see you. >> how do you do, pal? >> we wore bathing suits. old-timer bathing suits. >> every tank needs two sharks. >> of course. >> we have the left shark. >> there we go. >> you're looking incredible. as you know, october is breast cancer awareness month. we partnered with the avon foundation for women, and thanks to the support of you, our viewers, we've raised more than $10,000 in the fight against br breast cancer. >> good job. >> we promised the four of us would get dunked live here on the plaza. tamron last year was our inspiration. we have the old timing swim suits and two left sharks here. >> okay. with that -- >> aren't going to absorb much water. >> we're prepared to be rescued.
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there is a rescue team for natalie. >> sharks are good in the water, right? >> they are. >> we're not doing this alone. we have four wonderful participants who have agreed to help us with the dunking today. let's bring them out. >> our contest winners, come on over. >> my dunkee is dana. you're currently battling breast cancer. how are you doing? >> great. i just finished chemo. going into surgery, but we're killing it. great. >> this means a lot. >> thank you for swimming for breast cancer. >> love ya. >> my dunkee is karen from georgia. good to see you. >> thank you. >> this you're doing this for y sister? >> yes. we're excited to be here with my niece heather. ready to dunk you, al. >> fantastic. >> i have mark webb of south carolina. i sent scouts down there to see how your arm looks and i'm not feeling good. married to his wife seven years. never got to take a honeymoon.
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here they are now in new york city. you entered because of the your grandmother. >> yes. she's a breast cancer survivor, 30 plus years, and she's been an impact in my life. doing this for her. >> we're excited you're here. >> up next, lisa from mississippi. she's a retired high school english teacher and her husband is a retired football coach. why did you want to dunk me? >> we thought you'd be fun to do. we're excited. >> your husband is a good, fun time, as well. as i understand, he wore the borat costume. >> he did for the picture. >> oh! >> impressive. >> that is a winner. >> i know. >> we got our man in a borat costume. thank you. >> i know. got him to do it. yay. >> thank you so much. >> you might remember, just last week, we had a special caller call into the show. our good friend brook shields said, i want in on the this. i want to put us $1,000. she also wants to throw us in
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the tank. now are you? >> hey. >> what's your role here? >> my role is to get all of you. then you're going in with us, too. >> maybe. maybe. >> yes! >> are we ready? >> all right. ready. >> report to your tanks. >> natalie, al? >> everybody get in. ♪ final countdown ♪ the final countdown >> i'll take it. no worries. i got it. all right, everybody. dunkees, come on! you're dragging your feet, al. >> what is this? >> not yet! >> any slower? >> we got this.
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>> all right. dun dunkees, ready? three, two, one, start throwing! stop, stop, stop! this is crazy. stop. come here. everybody huddle in. i want you to really, really aim and throw, okay? get them in the water, now. all right. all right, everybody. again! three, two, one, throw! >> wow. it's like "today" show soup. this is really hot.
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>> wow. >> fantastic. >> i love this. [ applause ] >> i didn't want to get out of that. >> felt like a bathtub. >> that was great. >> brook, super grateful for you being here. >> yes. >> super grateful for your donation. very generous of you. we're super grateful you're now going to get into one of the tanks.
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>> all right! >> let's go for it. >> best ever. >> taking the shoes off. ♪ hit me with your best shot >> go for it. >> boldly wearing white. >> nice shot. >> almost! >> you went under. >> come on out here, guys. >> terrific job. >> nice job. >> good job, everybody. well done. for a great cause. fantastically done. >> thank you. >> brook is very brave to wear white on the big day. that's all i'm going to say. >> she's a wise woman, has a
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tank top. >> if you're going in, it's getting out. >> thanks so much for being here. >> you guys come over here. by the way, we've got randy rico from our sister station in cincinnati. your viewers were the best at getting -- they voted you, so you get to do the weather with me. >> i'm excited. i feel a little overdressed at this point. >> i know. if you want to get in the tank, you can. >> i'm the only one not wearing soggy bottoms. >> regular day for me. you'll do the weather. we'll put up the map and take it away. >> we're looking at the forecast for today. you can see the rain has moved out of new york city. it snowed this morning in portions of michigan, even flurries in northern illinois. cincinnati today, expect lging high in the upper 50s. it's a gorgeous day for my good morning.
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i'm meteorologist kari hall. temperatures are in the low 60s across most of the bay area. a lot of sunshine, temperatures warming up nicely into the afternoon. expect a high of 72 degrees in san francisco. the east bay 79 degrees. and the tri-valley 84. we'll have upper 70s in the east bay -- south bay as well as the peninsula and north bay. look for a high of 80 degrees. and it will be a breezy afternoon. >> announcer: today's weather is brought to you by capital one. switch to the venture card from capital one and earn unlimited double miles you can use on any airline, any time. >> well done. >> rico, way to go. >> yes. >> love it. >> fun times. i don't know what we're going to do next year. let's think about it. >> thank you, brook shields.
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makes them stop eating. >> any experience in the kitchen before this? >> no. >> which is shocking because she's incredible. >> bradley, you cook? >> worked in restaurants since i was 15. i had the experience. not on that level, but new jersey, seafood, italian cook. i remember cleaning 625 chickens one day. >> in a day? >> we got backed up. >> that's a leap, the kind of cooking you're doing in the movie. what training did you have to do for that? >> that was it. i got to work with amazing chefs. i had a tremendous amount of help, which was the best thing for us. >> yeah. >> yeah. >> one tasty menu, the other a la carte, always. >> he was amazing in the movie. >> did you know each other at all before? >> no. >> furirst time you'd met? >> i was a fan. you never know what it was going to be like. he came in, and it was perfect. >> you own a restaurant.
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>> yeah. >> get to your tables now. >> exactly. >> what can i get you? >> lamb. >> yogurt, too. >> gorgeous. >> thank you. >> are you foodies? >> i love to eat. i live for it. the whole experience of getting people together around food is probably my favorite thing about living. one of them. >> little dramatic. >> two of everything! >> yes, sir. >> come on. get the dish. you are looking down all the time. >> one of my great reactions was, is this really what was going on in the kitchen when i'm sitting out there in these beautiful restaurants? >> i was told, you have to behave and be like a swan. be calm and elegant, you know. underneath the surface, you're like, you know, you're organizing all this stuff.
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>> i have to go to this party. you're the only girl i know so -- >> are you working on anything else? will you see what comes your way? >> we're in mediation right now. that's why daniel is here. >> yeah. >> we're having a good day. >> you're the chef? >> i bake cakes. good? >> i've had better. >> really? >> your signature dish when you cook? >> chicken. >> schnizel. >> i love it. >> what about you, bradley? >> i cook different stuff. i love pizza. i love pizza. don't you? >> of course. >> it's great. >> guys, thank you so much. congrats on the film? >> may we go? >> you may go, yes. >> off they went like swans. "burnt" hits theaters nationwide tomorrow. for more of the interview, head to today.com. for a blooper reel we put
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once a year, he likes to run in his undies. he's persuaded thousands of people to do it with him. don't worry, it's all for a good cause. in 2010, bobby co-founded the valentine's day charity event, cupid's undie run. >> we knew what we wanted to do was put on an event that raised money for the children's foundation. they are doing phenomenal work for nf research. >> it has no cure and little funding. the run was inspired by his friend's youngest brother, drew. sadly, drew lost his 14-year battle with nf in august, at just 28 years old. the race to find a cure continues. >> we're a $5 million run. next year, let's bring in $10 million. we're going to keep going until we're out after a job. that'll be when we find a cure for nf. >> how were things today? >> good. >> reporter: next up, mom of two, michelle hercules walker.
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last year, she would barely get off the couch. her trainer put her on a run-walk fitness program. >> 47 years old, and i feel like this is the first time that i'm actually living. >> reporter: she lost over 100 pounds, gained the confidence to run a 10k. her next goal is to run the 2017 new york city marathon, right after she tackles this hill. >> i never made it all the way to the top, top, top. one day, i will. >> great choices. here with us, the editor in chief of "runner's world," david wiley, along with the winners, bobby and michelle. david, i was honored to be a judge in the cover search contest, and i know how hard it was to choose. how hard was it for you, and knowing what your readers want to represent them? >> the idea is that regular runners do amazing things every day. >> yeah. >> we had 1600 entrants.
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it was so inspiring and agonizing to get down to 100 and then 11 finalists, and then down to bobby and michelle, the winners. they really embody td ran boboi and diversity of the runner community. they are changing lives, which is what we're looking for. >> they are. ready to see your covers? >> absolutely. >> without further adieu, three, two, one! >> in true form. bobby, what do you think? >> of cour >> i thought for a second it was going to be a picture of me in normalrunning clothes. there's no greater exposure than this right here. >> that is true. well put. michelle, look at you. you are awesome. >> thank you. feel good. feels really good. thank you. >> what do your girls think, seeing their mom on the cover? that has to be inspiring. >> last night, i did speak with them. they said to me, mommy, you were
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always the winner. happy for that. >> you are. kwlo you've done an amazing job. still working hard. >> i am. >> i hope to see you at the finish line in 2017 of the new york city marathon. bobby, good job for raising money for the cause that's near and dear to your heart. >> thank you. >> thank you for including me, david. so fun. >> thank you for helping us make these tough but awesome choices here, natalie. >> you guys did a great job. these are going to be out on the news stands. ready for all of the exposure you're going to get from this? >> i'm ready for the exposure, yes. absolutely. >> when is the next cupid run? >> you can sign up right now, and they take place in february on valentine's day weekend. everyone, come out and run in your underwear. help us raise money. >> it's for a good cause. exposure for real. >> yes. >> thank you so much, once again. the issue of "runner's world" magazine hits news stands on november 10th. speaking of fitness, our 16
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correctional deputies face charges after the beating death of an inmate last summer. raiders fans want to keeptd keep the raiders from moving. there will be a hear to go evaluate the team's if the. roonlg nfl executive staff will attend. fans have to register for a pass to get in. many believe oakland may need a hail mary to hold on to the team. we'll have a look at weather and traffic right after this break.
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look, i know you're a cow and all. and you may not know what i'm talking about, but, uh. the yogurt made from your milk, is delicious. milk, fruit, cultures. mmmm, yoplait. traffic ck san rafael sponsor good thursday morning. a lot of sunshine today as we take a look at the view from mount hamilton. expect highs to be a few degrees warmer than yesterday in san jose, up to 76. palo alto 78. and inner park side at 70. 80 in napa, 76 in oakland. and 81 degrees today in dublin. let's see how traffic is moving
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thousand with mi now with mike. >> slow in the north bay. we're seeing a little recovery starting after a crash that was south of san rafael. it just cleared from the northbound side. it was a distraction for your commute. recovery for the east shore freeway after a tough morning, how just slow through berkeley. northbound route through oakland, 880 and 580 both slow after a couple crashes. look at san mateo. but a smoother flow off the bridge back toward 101 and northbound now showing an easier flow through san jose. we'll be back with another update for you in half an hour.
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taking a taking a look at the headlines a new study finds that cholesterol lowering drugs may make flu shots less effective in older americans. researchers found those had a decreased immune response to the vaccine than those not taking statins. people taking statin should keep on getting their flu shots each year. your chances of survivoring major surge rry may be higher i you're married. they found patients divorced, separated or widowed were 40% more likely to die or have serious complications than those
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married. spouses provide extra support and that helps recover. there's an important recall to tell you about. 34 child bicycle trailers are recalled. it can come loose posing a child hazard. there's been two injuries and says parents should not using trailers until they install a safety trap. for more information go to today.com. a newly revamped s.a.t. makes its debut in a few month the new test will have math, reading and writing. it's aimed at better reflecting what students have learned in high school. there won't be a penalty for guessing. they now required essay will be optional. facebook users may get a treat from mark zuckerberg. many are fed up with requests to play candy crush. he told the applauding crowd his
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company will make shutting down the unwanted invitations a priority. let's get -- the weather is already a priority. al, you have a special guest. randy rico where cincinnati. what you doing down there? >> randy brought that famous cincinnati chili. where is this from be. >> gold star and skyline sent their stuff in. we'll figure it out. there's cream cheese on the bottom. you have to get down there. >> all the way down. all right. >> you're going to be the hit of any party there. >> tamron getting some. >> thank you. >> the ice cream two days ago. >> downtown cincinnati is so beautiful. >> gorgeous. you have been a fantastic guest weather person, randy. >> you look better -- you lift
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different all dried up. it was nice seeing you in soggy bottoms. good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. temperatures now right around 60 degrees from most of the bay area. a lot of sunshine. and the winds will continue to pick up as we go through the day. so breezy, pleasant and also comfortable with highs in the upper 70s in the east bay, peninsula and south bay. san francisco look for a low of 70 -- or a high of 72 degrees. and in the tri-valley, we'll be up to 84. in the north bay also looking at the lower 80s. and it will be breezy with mostly clear skies. >> that's your latest weather. tamron. >> thank you al and randy. now to our series 16 helping you get fit by the end of the year. this weekend may be a challenge for many of you all those candies lying around.
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we'll show you how to indulge without the guilt. our view "today" viewers are back. we give our love to ken. joy is here with me now. >> high five our costume. >> i wasn't sure. i was afraid to ask. we are in to trying to eliminate some sugar. let's start off with how they're doing. >> very impressive results. mary lost two pounds. her total is 19.5 pounds. >> i love the pink ladies outfit there. so cute. >> michelle lost two and a half pounds this week. she's down a total of 13 pounds. >> are you going as a nudist for halloween? showing off that hot new body. >> although ken is not here, he dropped another two pounds. he's down a total of 17 pounds. it makes us down 50 pounds. >> for every pound we're dona donating.
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>> meals to people who need them. >> that's the best part about this. how much sugar do we eat? >> adults about ten fun size candies whether there's snacks and stuff from what they are giving out at the door or into their kids candy. that's 22 teaspoons of sugar. >> okay. >> i'm going show you some goodies that are low cal. these are my banana ghosts. put in these little eyes. >> cute. >> each one is only 64 calories. adorable. >> you get a little chocolate and the natural sugar of the banana. >> super fun to do with kids. >> these are my monster mouths. you take a couple of slices of apple. layer it with peanut butter. then you'll put in these creepy looking teeth on the side. >> almonds slice. >> each one is only 100 calories. you can have fun with mini
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marshmallows as well. >> this is very spooky looking. >> these are my witches hands. you take a see through glove. >> we can eat that candy corn? >> absolutely. you keep stuffing this all in. look what they look like when they're done. you have to put a little bit. >> how many calories? >> only 65 calories. super fun to do with your kids. i'm not that bad and halloween is about candy. giving each of you a 300 candy calorie allotment. you can go ahead and trade afterwards. >> hide that from jenna. i have to pass you onto work out. >> you're not going to hide it. weav we're going to embrace it. >> you're . >> i am fully in the spirit.
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that is my little harper. she is a personal trainer from the '80s. she's dressed up. i can't possibly have to do it. >> even your daughter is a personal trainer. what are we doing? >> time to lose 300 calories, burn it off. hold on. stand here. we'll do a workout called the 300 calorie workout. three exercises and do 100 reps of each exercise. doesn't matter if you do 10 at a time, 20 at a time. as many as you can, and move to the next until you do 100 each. grab your pumpkins. we'll do a squat, and you'll press overhead. do as many of these as you can. if you can do 100, fantastic. if you can only do 10 or 20, great. move to the second one. put it down quick. we'll do either push-ups -- if you're not ready, we'll do push offs off the wall. take this wall here and you take that wall there. >> i'll take the wall. >> go all the way in and push out. all the way in, all the way out.
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first ten will be fine. the next 30 will be great. when you take the whole set down, that'll be the best. >> that was exciting. >> last but not least, we'll get your heart rate up with mountain climbers. obviously, it depends where your fitness level is, how much you weigh, how many calories you'll burn. for the most part, you'll burnc. do this another hour and a half. >> nicely done. thanks to our 16 to 16 team. joy and jenna. go to today.com for the recipes. plus, you'll find a calendar pull of fitness tips from joy and jenna for every day of the week. i have a balloon for a reason. do you remember the last time we tried some science experiments with youtube star nick? >> up next, we step into the lab with nick once again. what will happen this time? we'll be right b what's happened to snacking? how did it become absent-mindedly
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get ready to be amazed again. science youtube star nick is back with cool experiments for halloween. good morning. >> hey, nick. >> what do you have for us? >> okay. we have here chips. carbon base and hydrocarbon outer layer. they burn well, like coal. also things like gasoline. combine them, you can burn things. >> wow.
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>> you can cook -- >> if we're trapped camping and need to start a fire, use chips? >> this is the remedy. >> moving on, save that for later. >> okay. >> gear up. get your glasses on. >> tamron. >> okay. >> now, what we have here is the foam fountain of science. i'm going to give us a countdown. three, two, one. >> wait. >> when we do that, you're going to put this liquid in here as fast as possible. >> what are we dealing with here? >> we have hydrogen peroxide. this is iodine, the catalyst. >> okay. this is going to make the reaction go quick. we're going to pour as fast as we can, and then back her out. >> okay. three, two, one, pour on one. >> okay. >> three, two, one. >> pour, pour. back up! >> yeah! >> okay. >> whoa. oh, my gosh. >> i did that with my washing
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machine. >> who has to clean that up? >> not us. >> that's not us. >> amazing. >> i'm going to go ahead and drop this dry ice into this bucket. this has water in here. >> okay. >> then what happens is -- >> witch's brew. >> exactly. dry ice is solid co2. what that does -- well, we're getting a little crazy here. >> clean up the foam. >> what you can do is trap the water vapor, which is what you see. you can trap the water vapor into a bubble. it's a little windy out here, but we'll give this a try. all right. >> maybe too windy. >> we'll try it one more time. >> yes. >> so close. >> little too windy. we'll come back to that. >> there's more. >> if you can step over here, we're going to watch the reaction. willie, grab that pumpkin. >> feel like we're being set up. >> i'm worried.
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>> oh! >> this will be your final appearance on the "today" show. >> where did tamron go? wow! >> there we go. >> that is so not cool. >> can we have a replay of that? i want to see it. how fast -- it was like wile e. how fast -- it was like wile e. coyote. coughing...sniffling... and wishing you could stay in bed all day. when your cold is this bad... ...you need new theraflu expressmax. theraflu expressmax combines... maximum strength medicines available without a prescription... ...to fight your worst cold and flu symptoms... ...so you can feel better fast and get back to the job at hand. new theraflu expressmax. the power to feel better.tm
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the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. >> we're celebrating throwback thursday by a performance by natalie merchant. after her breakout album, she's reworked the music for her new album "paradise is there," the new tiger lily recordings out november 6th. so good to see you. >> thank you for having us. >> this is exciting. so many people have been coming up to you. i grew up hearing this. this was my prom. that has to be a very good feeling. >> it is. it certainly is. >> what made you decide to re-release this, rework the music? >> it's the 20th anniversary. for many years now, i've been performing with orca is th tha-s and had original songs. that was the catalyst. >> what are we doing today? >> jealousy, which doesn't have a string arrangement.
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>> natalie merchant. ♪ jealousy ♪ my jealousy. ♪ the perfect girl. ♪
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♪ oh, jealousy ♪ ooo, jealousy ♪ is she the star that you always said, could satisfy your head ♪ ♪ ooo, jealousy
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♪ does she talk in the way that i do ♪ ♪ is her voice a voice reminding you of the promises ♪ ♪ the little white lies, too ♪ sometimes, tell me while she's touching you ♪ ♪ just by mistake, by mistake ♪ accidentally do you say my name ♪ ♪ >> natalie merchant, that was
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terrific. thank you so much. you'll have another song for us with kathie lee and hoda. thank you, guys. we'll be back. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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what's coming up, ladies? >> look at you guys. >> take a moment to reminisce. >> we have to relive that. >> i like your outfit. >> whoa! >> i thought it was so cool of brooke shields to do that. what a good girl she is. >> by the way, we have to point out one thing. we are talking with sandra bullock later. she sat down with, we told you your name, big willie. she goes, is that what he calls i'm ... ==topvo== bart
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three door trains next month and do so for a year before deciding on a long term plan. let's check your weather this morning. we're in for a lot of sunshine across the bay area. and temperatures still comfortable, but slightly above average for late october. expect a high of 72 degrees in san francisco. the east bay a high of 79 degrees. and in the tri-valley, 84. we will also have some low 80s in the north bay while the peninsula tops out at 77. and the south bay look for a high of 76 degrees. let's see how the commute is moving now with mike. we're seeing some relief over on the bay bridge. all lanes are moving well. fast track see something space between the cars. there is still a slow drive down three berkeley, but the crash has cleared. in the north bay, half an hour ago we told you about san rafael's crash clearing but still slow recovery past the split there. slow past the colliseum and is n made day toe bridge, the cluster of crashes have cleared.
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from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> hello, everybody, it is thirsty thursday. that's called "hold me up." >> just another saturday night. >> big show today, we're going to catch up with academy award winner. we call her sandy because she's our pal. but sandra bullock. so talented. got a new movie out. she's going to tell us all about that and the most important person in her life and how he has changed her. >> how's this for a throwbac

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