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good morning. breaking news. a russian passenger plane with 224 people on board crashes in egypt. first responders on the scene right now. dozens of bodies recovered in a hostile region. reports that the pilot may have tried to make anmergency landing. what caused the plane to go down? deadly floods, relentless rain and tornadoes tear through texas overnight. at least two people swept to their deaths in raging flood waters. more stormy weather in the forecast today. we are live on the scene. and fighting back. >> oh! now that's announcing yourself. >> the mets send a message with the first pitch of game three of
the world series even raging the kansas city royals. when it was the mets turn at bat, they delivered winning the game 9-3. there will be more fireworks tonight in game four? and happy halloween. the peanuts gang has gone home and now we're pulling out the stops for our very own halloween celebration. today, halloween, saturday, october 31st, 2015. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and welcome to "today" on saturday morning. i'm erica hill. >> i'm carson daly alongside dylan dreyer and sheinelle jones. we have the latest with the breaking news from ron mott in london. >> reporter: good morning, carson. metro jet flight disappeared from russia radar over egypt 23 minutes into the flight from the
city of sharm el sheikh in egypt en route to russia. the officials confirm to nbc news it crashed in the sinai peninsula and jets located the wreckage of the plane. it is too early to pinpoint a cause of the crash. the area where the plane went down is near the scene were terrorists clashed this summer. according to the associated press, quoting the egypt committee, the pilot reported technical difficulties and inn te tension to be land at the nearest airport. the 18-year-old airbus a-321. the jet was descending at the rate of 6,000 feet per minute before the signal was lost. the air russian transportation official said 217 passengers and crew members were on board and it was handed off to cyprus officials, but they never made
contact with radar. it is suspected that many of the passengers are russian tourists returning from vacation. russian jet 9268 is confirmed lost from radar carrying 217 passenger and 7 crew members and crashed in the sinai peninsula of egypt. carson and erica, back to you. >> ron mott in london. thanks. >> let's turn to tom costello who handles aviation news. tom, what are investigators looking at? >> reporter: i think they have to look at a number of things. they will look at the weather conditions at the time. right now, there is no suggestion that weather played a role. the mechanical history of the airbus a-321. this is a reliable plane. the biggest airbus in the family. it has a good record. they will look into the mechanical history of the plane and we don't know which engine configuration on the plane.
one made by ge and one made by rolls royce pratt and whitney. they will look at the rate of descent. at last report, the plane was coming down 6,000 to 7,000 feet per minute. that is not a terribly unusual descent rate. it would suggest that somebody must have been trying to control the plane. keep in mind that for example, to compare that rate of descent to the plane we know crashed. air france 447 over the atlantic, descented 15,000 feet per minute. we don't know the circumstances. we need to get a little more information before we determine if the pilot was in control of the plane trying to guide the plane down or not. one other point. there was an original report from the scene, as you know,
very often the original reporting turns out to be wrong. some original reporting that voices may have been heard in the wreckage. if that's true, that would suggest to me anyway that the pilot did manage to somehow put the plane down on the desert floor before it came apart as opposed to breaking up in flight. it is all conjecture. we don't know. the authorities will have their hands full. we believe it will be the egyptian authorities and russian authorities and because it is a plane made in europe, made in french, the french investigation team as well. >> you will continue to stay on top of it for us. tom, thanks. now to the deadly floods in texas. two people dead and others feared missing after the severe weather hit overnight. there are authorities on the way to inspect the areas.
we have nbc's charles hadlock in texas for us. >> reporter: good morning, carson. central texas hit with record-breaking flooding. two people dead and one still missing. central texas is reeling from a wicked amount of rainfall this halloween weekend. more than 14 inches of rain in less than 24 hours. >> there's one of our vehicles that got washed away. >> reporter: near wimberley, a woman and her friends were rescued from the national guard. in san marcos, teachers and students were brought to safer ground when flood waters hit. sirens warned of the danger, but that was not enough for this driver. >> i sat there for a bit and i tried to do something to find help. i'm glad this guy found me. >> reporter: in south austin, another driver rescued from the massive flood waters. the flash floods are only part
of the problem. tornadoes touched down south of austin and san antonio. peeling a roof off a high school. and high winds hurled a truck trailer on top of a hotel. no one was injured. in south texas, lightning knocked out the radar at the national weather service in brownsville. within minutes, people watched the swollen blanco river crest above flood stage. >> flooded within 15 minutes. >> reporter: here in wimberley, the rain has ended, but the clean up is just beginning. just two weeks ago, central texas was in the middle of a drought with threatening wildfires. now with the halloween rains, october is one of the wettest on record in texas. carson. >> charles for us in wimberley, texas. and this comes as the team's american special operations forces heads to syria in a mission announced by the white
house. one that took many by surprise. nbc's keir simmons joins us with more. >> about good morning, erica. we were inside the area in syria where the troops will be deployed. u.s. special forces in syria is getting mixed reaction. senator mccain says it is insufficient to resolve the crisis. this is the battle field u.s. special forces will enter. a multisided civil war. ruthless, urban combat. there are isis position over there and across the horizon and there where you can see the smoke rising from the intense battle for this syrian city. in northern syria this summer, kurdish fighters showed me cell phone footage of areas liberated from isis. isis fighters inject themselves with drugs, they said, before launching suicide attacks in vehicles packed with explosives.
fewer than 50 u.s. special forces will be here to train and advise, calling it an expansion and not a change of policy. while admitting it is risky. >> as it relates to their mission, this is an important thing for the american people to understand. these force does not have a combat mission. >> reporter: in 2013, the president promised no ground war in iraq or syria. >> my answer is simple. i will not put american boots on the ground in syria. >> reporter: the u.s. strategy to defeat isis has stalled despite 3,300 troops in iraq, while russia has launched its offensive in syria. the foreign minister insisting the confrontation with the u.s. is avoidable an. this is a complex battle field. iranians and kurdish militia and al qaeda and moderates along with isis. the area descends into more
conflict, more desperate refugees will flee for their lives. while we were in the kurdish control area of syria where special forces will operate, two forces struck the town. there are systmpathizers throughout the region. >> thank you, keir. nice to have you in the studio. and to a new poll that has donald trump and ben carson in a dead heat and jeb bush's numbers slip and marco rubio picking up steam. hallie jackson is in iowa where they will be campaigning later today. >> reporter: hi, carson. jeb bush looking to reset and show he can still win after a last place debate finish in our online poll. jeb bush tailgating in tallahassee with his game face
on. but playing from behind with a new nbc news survey monkey online poll showing he did the worst. rubio now responding to the leaked bush campaign memo that outlines attack strategy. >> i don't think it is smart for republicans to do hillary clinton's job for her. one of the reasons why we lost in 2012 is republicans attacking each other. >> reporter: he is picking up support from billionaire mega donor which is a blow to bush's campaign. both candidates on the campaign trail in iowa today along with a slew of others. many lashing out after the debate. >> it was flagrant example of media bias. >> reporter: all agree on one thing. set to compare about the showdown on cnbc. not invited?
the republican national convention. the business network owned by the same parent company as ours has said people who want to be president of the united states should be able to answer tough questions. now the rnc announcing suspending its partnership with nbc and telemundo for a debate later this winter. nbc news calling that a disappointing development. promising to work in good faith to resolve the matter with the republican party. the next debate is less than two weeks away. the challenge for cruz and rubio is to see if they can keep up the momentum and translate that to support at the polls. carson. >> hallie, thank you. let's turn to sheinelle who has more on the deadly nightclub fire. >> witnesses say the romanian nightclub say it burst into flames within seconds. the stampede left 27 dead and more than 200 injured. the crews could be seen trying to resuscitate victims.
officials say about 400 customers were in the bucharest club when the fire broke out. and students at spring valley high school staged a walkout over the firing of ben fields. fields was removed as school resource officer after video shows him throwing a student from her chair. the department of justice is launching an investigation. and this video released of a robber in full horror costume. the screen masked robber was a teenager who stole $70 from the gas station. the tip led to the young man who faces charges. and travis air force base in california, there was a ceremony honoring a hero. spencer stone to staff sergeant. it is a rare honor because it moves him up two ranks at one
time. in august, stone and two of his friends foiled a terrorist attack on a train to paris. hollywood lost one of the favorite characters. al molinaro on the hit comedy "happy days." he was also murray the cop on "the old couple." he was 96. in major league baseball, the mets beat the royals 9-3. the fourth game will be played tonight in new york. and finally, a reminder. daylight saving time ends tonight. we fall back one hour to standard time. remember to turn your clocks back. enjoy the extra hour of sleep. my favorite part. >> yes. >> they will get us no matter what. we get up early tomorrow.
we always thank our stage manager dave hourback for giving us our hour back. thank you, dave. let's get a check of the trick-or-treating forecast. >> maybe gorton's fishermen? you need a rain jacket. the rain will continue. it will push into louisiana. the dip in the jet stream allows the moisture to stream in and it is tropical like in nature. the downpours produce a couple of inches of rain in a short period of time. this is the jet stream. this is going to carry the rain through parts of texas and louisiana. we also have some tornado watches in effect right in and around houston. heavy rain continues through this morning. it will start to move eastward. flash flood warnings in austin and houston. we are looking at the chance of another couple inches of rain. through the day, the rain will spread eastward. as we go sunday, it moves to the southeast. also along the panhandle of florida.
we are looking at the flash flooding with 3 to 4 inches of rain and some isolated higher amounts within the downpours. we will keep an eye o good saturday morning to you. we made it to halloween. expected conditions today, not so much. we have a storm system advancing this way. that will bring rain tomorrow evening. today will be a dry day. temperatures rising into the 70s and 80s. 70s for san francisco. near 80 for the peninsula. a few 80s for our north bay communities. we're expecting rain as i mentioned for tomorrow. we'll have full details on that. and that's your latest forecast. >> all right. dylan, thanks. just ahead, it is our halloween extravaganza on the plaza. >> fancy. >> but first this is "today." >> are they bats or
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70 for san francisco, low 80s for inland valleys. temperatures back into the 60s for most of us. showers tomorrow. we'll talk more about that at 7:00. thanks. we want to tell you about a manhunt in san francisco. police are searching for the person who shot two men. it happened last night in the western edition neighborhood right across from the police station. officers say they heard up to 15 shots fired as they were preparing to go on duty. two men were hurt and taken to the hospital. both are in serious but stable condition. police are reviewing surveillance videos to find the person responsible. he was brutally beaten, left for dead. now he's in a coma. this encounter between a south bay man and a night club security guard. the victim's family now wants answers. 45-year-old sebastian sandoval is in a coma. we're told a language barrier between him and the security guard may have led to this
attack. it happened back on october 10th at jess's place, a restaurant in south san jose. the owner tells us that security guard acted in self-defense. coming up this morning on "today in the bay," a halloween tradition has divided a neighborhood. we'll tell you why a haunted house is causing friction. that plus your top stories coming up at 7:00. we'll send you back to the today show. ♪ ♪ ♪
♪ and we're back on this special halloween edition of "today" on saturday, october 31st, 2015. we have incredible costumes on the plaza this morning. in a few minutes, we will be in our costumes as well. let's say we are full of surprises this morning. we have a very special guest in the house. >> that is still a surprise to us. we are all interested. >> i'm hyping it up. i don't know who it is. before we get to that halloween extravaganza, we want to get you caught up on the headlines. the russian passenger plane crashed in the egypt sinai peninsula. it was headed to st. petersburg,
russia. on board, 224 passengers and crew. at least two people are dead after thunderstorms tore through parts of texas overnight. the storm dumped more than a foot of rain in some areas under water. and game four of the world series set for tonight in new york. the mets made a huge comeback last night beating the royals, 9-3. the royals lead the series, 2-1. we begin with what is considered the scariest movies of all time and halloween favorite. "the exorcist." last night, in the first ever exorcism performed on live television, a team of ghost hunters deemed to rid of the house of ghosts. kristen dahlgren has more. >> reporter: 66 years after the events that inspired "the
exorcist." a team of ghost hunters looking for answers. and to finally cleanse the st. louis house of demons they say are still inside. >> it is god the father. >> reporter: with cameras live streaming from every room, destination america viewers watched along as investigators used listening devices. moving through the house, including the bedroom where the original exorcism was set to take place. >> it is getting hard to breathe. >> reporter: a bishop from the local catholic church. not everyone thinks conjuring up the devil is a good idea. bishop robert herman is with the diocese of st. louis. >> exorcism is not entertainm t entertainment. it is serious business. >> reporter: in the end, while there were moments that had viewers on edge. >> are there still evil demonic spirits in this house? >> yes. >> oh, my gosh.
yes. >> reporter: even a specially designed ghost trap. >> you can come in the box with me. >> reporter: did not bring on any scenes like this. >> the power of christ compels you. >> reporter: was it real life horror or hokey? that is in the eye of the beholder. for many watching on the night before halloween, the chills, at least, were very real. for "today," kristen dahlgren, nbc news, los angeles. >> creepy. >> very. dylan is back with another check of the forecast, which is hopefully not creepy on this halloween. in some areas, it is okay. back through the great lakes and northeast. we are looking at additional rain in the northwest along with what we are seeing in texas. this is an area we are looking at potential for flooding. flood watches in effect. winter storm watches in the higher elevations. a big pacific storm pumping in the moisture along the western
coast of washington state. that is where we have heaviest rain. the cold front will move onshore. we will see most of the heavy rain and snow push inland. back behind it, sunday evening, we are looking at more rain. we could see in addition to that, 50-mile-an-hour wind gusts. we are looking at widespread, 2 to 3 inches of rain with higher amounts. in the highest elevations, above 6,000 feet, we could end up with 4 to 8 feet of snow. elsewhere, for your trick-or-treating forecast, all of our spooky areas pinpointed on the map. casper, wyoming, skull creek, sleepy hollow in new england. this is where we are looking for nice clear skies. good saturday morning to you. waking up to clear skies, just a few clouds across the bay area. 40s and 50s. later on this afternoon, nice and fall like. a few inland valleys back into the low 80s. 70 in san francisco. as we move through the next couple of days we're expecting
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♪ welcome to the blind auditions of season nine of "the voice." i'm carson daly. my doctors says if i'm not on television at any given moment, i'll die. we have a special guest for you. our first contestant comes from los angeles. a passionate musician who feels his busy life has not allowed him to pursue his true passion until now. >> my whole life is to be on "the voice" and to win it. i'm attracted to all the hosts physically. i have been practicing a lot. i hahave sung in my day.
i sing on my standup. this is a song i prepared because i want to win. p please, believe me, i'm going to win this thing. ♪ and i know she'll be the death of me at least we'll ♪ ♪ both be numb she'll be the worst of me ♪ ♪ the best is yet to come and be beautiful and stay forever ♪ ♪ young this i know ♪ she told me to worry about it she told me to worry ♪ ♪ no more we both knew we can't be without it ♪ ♪ she told me you'll never been alone ♪ ♪ oh, oh ♪ i can't feel my face when i'm with you because i love it ♪
♪ but i love it oh i can't feel my face when i'm with you ♪ ♪ but i love it yeah i love it ♪ >> wow! >> wow! you feel good? >> i feel really, really great. >> all four coaches turned around. blake, you and i, we hang out socially. >> i tell you what, man, that was incredible. if adam could get up to that register like you can, i tell you what, man. >> ya'll. >> i almost felt like you were speaking to me. your song. i feel like you can win this competition. >> bro, you're so good. i'm looking at like who are you. oh, my gosh. these are real tears. i was so emotional. real tears. >> thank you.
>> look, bob, i'm awesome. you're awesome and together, i think we could be super awesome. >> yeah. >> gwen, you look so different in person. >> thank you. i'm really emotional right now. you are just so good. i'm so blown away. >> thank you. >> incredible. bob, it's time to choose. are you ready? do you know who you want to be your coach? >> yeah. >> hold on. hold on. bob, before you decide. is it okay? i want to give you a little taste of what it would be like should you choose team gwen, okay? ♪ ain't no holla back >> there's more of that on team gwen. >> don't be fooled by that style. you need someone to help your
overall performance. i mean -- ♪ moves like jagger ♪ i got the moves like jagger >> i feel like your soul speaks to me. i'm all about positive. we have to be nice in this world. if you join my team together, me and you, we could be -- ♪ i'm happy clap along ♪ because i'm happy >> so cool. you're the best. >> the interesting thing here is you don't want to make any rash decisions. before i do anything, i think -- ♪ we can drink on it ♪ let's get together and think on it ♪ >> drinking. >> wow. this is going to be tough. especially since blake wears heeled boots. i didn't know that. >> i do like bearded women.
it will be difficult. i would say the way that the legs were getting lifted throughout, i think i want a holla back girl. i'll take gwen. >> no, you didn't. >> thank you so much. >> i love you. oh, you're so famous. we'll have so much fun. we'll go shopping. a little bit of work. >> i want big purses. >> you can have them. i have them for you. >> i have to stop. is it over? >> carson, you look beautiful, buddy. >> i don't know how to turn it on or turn it off. how about the applause for the great bob saget. you get up early on halloween for us. you are just as sick as we are for wanting to be here. >> one level below sick. >> guys, bob came in early for us on a saturday. he is opening on tuesday.
hand to god is the play he is in. not your first foray on broadway? >> "hand to god" i'm doing. i don't sing in it. >> you sing well. >> it is a cool play. i want you all to come see it. and wear that. i play a lutheran minister which is a departure. it's about a puppet that could be possessed by a demon. it is a brilliant play and complicate complicated. >> it opens on tuesday. also, netflix. "fuller house" coming out next year? >> yes. i walk in and it is the living room from 20 years ago. this is how scottie felt when he got back to the enterprise. an episode of "grandfather" with the handsome john stamos. you mention his name and people get excited.
>> you look so real doing that. you channelled everybody so well. >> big shoutout to carson. we are pelting him with this and that. should we do this? >> can we see your shoes? how are you walking? >> size 12s. >> i had to do that before. that is not from a ladies store. >> i took them home to practice. my kids were freaked out. it was fun. >> i had to lose a little weight to fit into adam's jeans. >> this would be the toughest tinder swiping. i would not know who to reject. >> we had fun dressing up as some friends. speaking of that, we sprung the news on our "voice" pals of us doing this. here is what they had to say. >> wow! >> nailed it. >> come on. >> that doesn't look like me, does it? >> that could not look less like
you if you tried. >> i'm happy with everything except the kind of alcohol she is drinking. >> the tattoos look fantastic. >> sheinelle, thank you. >> carson, thank you. you look so cute. >> you're so nice. love you gwen. >> what a treat. >> i have been watching way too much "the voice" lately. repeat after repeat. i was doing side by side comparisons. the tats. >> carson is not easy. >> i don't do much. that's why. >> can i honestly ask you would i stand a chance? >> honestly? no. >> we start the show on a high bar. that's the point of the show. >> or my shorts were just pushing. >> thanks for the secret. >> thank you, bob. >> happy halloween. >> thank you so much. >> thanks for willie coming in and our incredible hair and makeup team. and from the team from "saturday
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couldn't find you. >> i'm right here. >> you couldn't recognize me. >> thanks for letting me borrow your dressing room. you know, i convinced him. >> you nailed it. >> you look so real. >> i'm afraid to move my face. >> you like hanging out? >> he loved it. >> guys, we will switch gears if we can. there are all sorts of collectors out there. some it is art and others wine and some others baseball cards. now nbc's craig melvin will introduce us to some with a special obsession. >> reporter: call them creepy, call them haunted, call them pieces of art. whatever you land on, these dolls are anything but ordinary. >> most people who collect dolls, we don't believe we own the dolls. we are the caretaker. >> reporter: you are aware some
people call these dolls creepy. >> it is bizarre, but i'm bizarre. they see some crazy woman in a double wide trailer with a bunch of plastic dolls carrying around like babies. because they don't understand about collecting and the social logical and historic artistic value. this is her original costume. >> reporter: the retired school teacher is a number of growing number of buyers and sellers whose obsession for the dolls makes them unique. >> this doll is a two-faced doll. >> reporter: the dolls are not only popular, but pricey on e-bay and etsy. this doll sold for $400,000 at auction. how much will you estimate your collection? >> i could not tell you. >> reporter: you don't want to tell me? >> no. >> reporter: what is the most you ever paid for a doll? >> a luxury car.
maybe $45,000 or $50,000. >> this particular doll say shirley temple doll. she is special because her previous owner believed when her twin sister died, her spirit stayed with the doll. every anniversary of her sister's death or her birthday, this doll cries human tears. >> reporter: each doll with the human spirit or story will have you look at the strange and scary. for "today" in indianapolis, indiana, craig melvin, nbc news. >> all right. guys, we will take a break. when we come back, more halloween fun, but first this is "today" on nbc.
we have a meatball. we are excited to have our joelle gargulo with us. >> look at this bob saget. >> do you have any cheese to sprinkle on? >> we have where's waldo. >> and we have captain america. >> and hey. >> we have hillary and then donald trump here. and are you having fun? >> this is a cute costume. >> guys, that will do it. i want to before fibromyalgia, i was active. i was a doer. then the chronic, widespread pain slowed me down. my doctor and i agreed that moving more helps ease fibromyalgia pain. he also prescribed lyrica. for some patients, lyrica significantly relieves fibromyalgia pain and improves physical function. with less pain, i feel better.
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♪ to love this life ♪ ♪ is to live it... naturally.♪ outside a bay area police io good morning, coming up next on "today in the bay," two people gunned down outside a bay area police station. we'll hear a witness' account of the moment the shots rang out. also, a south bay man beaten nearly to death at a night club. why his family feels a mixup may have led to the violence. and rain heading for the bay area. anthony slaughter will let us know when it will arrive and if it will affect your halloween plans.