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francisco and santa clara this weekend. if you can donate an unwrapped toy, they can certainly get it to a child who can use it. >> complete santa claus. we'll see you again. >> good morning. nchtsd good morning. signs of terrorism evidence that the couple had become radicalized. the attackers in communication with the synthesizers leading up to the shooting. this morni, the brother-in-law of one of the shooters is speaking out. >> you left that kid behind. >> as the community comes together the remember the victims. fear on wall street. the dow drops sharply and concerned the fed is going to raise interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade. dead at 48.
rock star, lead singer of stone temple pilots found dead in minnesota overnight. motown miracle. the detroit packers stunned the detroit lions with a hail mary on the game's final play. the epic ending earning a place in football history today. friday, december 4th, 2015. from nbc, this is today with matt lour and savannah guthrie. >> and good morning. welcome to today on a friday morning. they're calling that football play the motown miracle. people waking up not feeling that way this morning. >> they may have a different word for that. sometimes they work. >> every once in a while, if you were sleeping we'll show you what happened later on.
>> we're going to begin with the top story. officials trying to answer the questions why was this terrorism? officials following the includes left behind. as of yet, no clear motive. craig, good morning to you. >> good morning. this morning law enforcement officials tell me they're looking closely at this couple's digital footprints. it was revealed thursday they also found weapons, 6,000 rounds of am in addition, 12 pipe bombs in a garage and materials to make more. there seems to be two questions. had the couple become radical siz ized and were they planning more attacks? one of the first officers to arrive, san bernardino police
lieutenant describing the mass shooting for the first time. >> it was extremely loud, the fire alarms were going off and there were people injure and in great amounts of pain and that was evidence. the mourns and wails we were hearing in the room. >> he says no amount of training could prepare him. >> the number of people who were injured and dead and the pure panic on the face of those individuals that were still in need and needing to be safe. >> it's a male. 20 minutes later the shooter occurs. >> he says he never saw any hints of violence or radicalism. >> he was a good person.
just like normal. like anybody would be. but nothing that i can see that he could do. >> nothing that would fit the term radicalized as we've heard. >> no not that i could. >> he left about a week ago and drank tea and talked about every day things like work and trying to lose weight. >> there's going to be a person that knows why he did something like that. a normal person living with my family. why would he do something like that? did somebody brainwash him? did we have a fight at work? i'm waiting to hear what really happened. >> he described farook as very private and said he did not know his wife malik very well but the couple did seem happy and seemed
to love their baby girl. >>. >> you left your six month old daughter in this life. some people cannot have kids. god give you the gift of a daughter and you left that kid behind. what did you achieve? i don't know what message they left. >> are you angry at your brother-in-law for doing this? >> yeah, absolutely. very angry. very upset and angry. >> and for leaving his daughter. >> yeah. >>. >> this morning we're learning new news about the terror attacks. as well as overseas. additional i can tell you this morning that evidence has already been flown back to
washington d.c. what's being described as an expedited expert analysis. >> craig at the scene, thank you. >> let's talk more about the possible ties to terrorism and bring in nbc's justice correspondent, pete williams. what can you tell us? >> there's a bump in the road as they left behind. >> inside this house used by farook and his wife investigators say they found electronic footprints including he was in touch by phone and social media with people in the u.s. and overseas who showed interest. they tried to cover their tracks just before the shooting erasing e-mails and destroying computer hard drives and cell phones. they're also looking at the overseas travel where they met
his wife and to pakistan where he comes from. officials insist they have yet to know what led to the shooting. >> it is possible that this was terrorist related. we don't know. it's also possible that this was workplace related. >> voeth or thes say the couple clearly prepared well in advance stockpiling a dozen pipe bombs and 4,500 rounds of am in addition in addition to the 1600 rounds police say the couple had in their get away cars. their guns cost another 150 or so. an explosive device left behind by farook and his wife at that time shooting scene, three pipe bombs tied together with a remote control detonator. inside the suv was the remote
controller itself. investigators are now looking at whether the same design was available from some place else from a nonterrorist source. zblr investigators are looking at whether farook and his wife had help getting the guns and explosives. so far, officials say no sign anyone else knew what they were up to. >> pete, it's understandable people want to label this. when it comes to the word terrorism you hear a lot of people using it and yet a lot of law enforcement officials and government officials are reluctant to use it. why? >> well, they first of all have to know exactly what the couple was up to. in other words, what do they want to do here before they can label it. people can call it terrorism if they want but for the fbi there's a strict definition. an act dangerous to human life
intended to intimidate or coerce the civilian population. it may seem odd but under federal law going out and shooting abunch of people doesn't make it an act of terrorism no matter what the person's own views may be. >> all right. important distinction. pete, thank you as always. >> and director of the national center bush and obama and now executive president working with the federal government on national security matters. michael, good morning to you. we just learned the word terrorism is a term of art legally. let's talk about the fact of the case as we understand them right now. everyone's being very careful. if you were to line up on a scale all the facts indicative of a terrorist motivated attack and those that look like a workplace grievance we have far more terrorism right now than we do of the typical disgruntle worker kind of violence. >> i think so. the contacts of people with
concern and one of the ieds, imp row vised statement. it's ultimately, about what was in the individual's minds and what their motive was. at least for now, it's leading in that direction. these things, these motives mix together. you can be motivated by radic s radicals. >> some of the evidence, this idea you're committed enough to creating carnage that you drop off your six month old daughter with a relative under false intent. it seems -- >> matt, you're exactly right.
>> and this idea something happened at that holiday party that triggered this. isn't it more likely he went to that party to case the room and find out where the entrances were and exits were and see if there was visible security and find out where that room was in the proximity of the parking lot so they could get out of there. >> i think there's absolutely no doubt there was significant planning before the attack. no way you gather these weapons and have a plan with the wife, all of that, indicates a degree of planning. the destruction of the social media indicates a degree of planning. that points, again, towards long term fought about this that was very, very well hidden and the real potential for radicalization. >> all right. michael, as always thanks very much. >> you'll hear the investigators
say yesterday they had a whole section of their house dedicated to bomb making as well. >> why do you wipe your computer? why do you erase e-mails and contact with people that would raise suspicion. >> meantime, it's also front and krentder, this whole story on the campaign trail. it's intensifying an already heated debate. nbc is following that piece of the story for us. good morning. 3 c3 nacional, muchos de los part of the political fall out. >> for hillary clinton, a rare consensus with republican rivals with more and more information coming out for the shooters. for some, the rhetoric rising. >> it seems when there's a
tragedy our poll numbers go up. we have weak people, ineffective people and competent people. radical islamic terrorism and i tell you what, we have a president that refuses to use the time and refuses to say there's something going on with him we don't know about. >> donald trump, far from the only republican making an early link to islam and terror. >> all of us are deeply concerned that this is yet another manifestation of terrorism. radical islamic terrorism here at home. >> we need to come to grips with the idea we are in the midst of the next world war. >> as g.o.p. candidates talk terrorism. >> i'm convinced it was a terrorist attack. >> democrats demand more gun control. >> we cannot go on with losing 90 people a day to gun violence. >> republicans.
>> if you think it's about gun control, you don't understand what's going on in the world. >> the front runner booed for his response to whether jerusalem should be the capitol of israel. >> you know what i want to do, i want to wait until i meet. i'm leaving for israel in a short period of time. i know what you're saying. >> and ben carson again seemed to struggle on foreign policy raising eyebrows with the miss pronuns yaegs of the extremist group. >> the challenge is the split. they operate in a constant state of conflict. >> carson eventually corrected himself. he's flipping in a new national poll out this morning but conducted before the shooting. it shows donald trump with his biggest lead yet. it shows trump the most trusted
in the field on topics like foreign policy. >> thank you very much. >> we have a story that is breaking overnight. 16 people killed and several others injured during a fire bomb attack at a night club. police looking for two young men who carried this out. >> according to officials this happened between the night club staff and the suspect after the men were denied entrance. they threw cocktails in the building and escaped on motorcycles. >> as we told you from the music world scott weiland of the stone temple pilots has died at the anyone age of 48. >> he had hit albums as the
front man of stone temple pi pilots. 3 c3 con los requerimientos deben they were down by two with the clock winding down. quarterback aaron rogers was tackled by the lions were flagged for face mask. that gave green bay one final play. here's what happened. >> rogers in trouble. he's going to get there.
returned 32 yesterday. >> 61 yards backed by rogers to rogers and they were celebrating on the field but not in the stands. that was in detroit, folks. yeah. crazy finish to that game. 27-23 packers. >> i don't have a dog in that fight but i do root for a great hail mary pass to pay off. >> i was watching the wind. >> how did that end? >> we've got a lot of wet weather. we talked about this yesterday. we're looking at a heavy rain down in florida already in the last two days, they pick up more rain than they'll get for the month of december and january and it just continues today. normal rainfall. two inches since midnight tonight since this morning 2.5 inches and more is coming.
we got the stationary front slowly sagging to the south. another 5-8 inches of rain possible through the weekend for miami. that would bring them a total that equals or better what they would get for the entire winter. so we're looking at flood watches into saturday morning and locally three inches or more in some areas. we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in 30 seconds as we ease on down the road. and i can do casaba melons. i'll be helping turbines power cities. i put a turbine on a cat. (friends ooh and ahh) i can make hospitals run more efficiently... this isn't a competition! good morning. i'm imagimeteorologist kari hal. the rain is moving out and we're
starting out with mostly clear skies as we head through the die. highs in the upper 50s to lower 60s. 58 in the east bay peninsula. and the south bay looking a the a high of 61 degrees. 57 in san francisco, and the north bay you will see a high of 60. we're going to have a dry start to the weekend, but we will be tracking more showers heading into early sunday morning. and that's your latest weather. savannah? >> all right, al, thank you so much. coming up with interest rate rate hikes looming. five things we need to know. >> a father of six, a mother who fled violence in the middle east. what we're learning about the victims of the san bernardino rampage, but first this is "today" on nbc.
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the upper 50s to lower 60s. comfortably cool with a breezy wind no matter if you live along the coast or inland. you're looking at highs around 60 this afternoon. let's check in with mike. >> some of the low clouds maybe looks like a little fog here from the rooftop camera. we kind of lose sight of 880 but we see it coming through the area and drivers are saying visibility is okay here. this is just south of the coliseum. look at your map. no slowing on that live shot and very little slowing towards the bay bridge toll plaza where the metering lights are on. chp and drivers not reporting any issues. slower across the san mateo and dunbar bridges but not really slow for this time of the morning commute, even for a friday, and we're looking a at nice drive northbound. look at spots for slowing 101 and 280. mostly green for the northbound routes. that's a great friday drive so far. back to you. >> a lot of early holiday celebrators. we'll be back in 25 minutes with more updates. for now we return you to the "today" show.
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. a new national poll finds donald trump increasing his lead among republican voters up 36%. 16% followed by ben carson and marco rubio. >> new york city's new rule for chain restaurants putting warning labels by high salt foods. they're saying the rule can miss leading customers. >> thousands of people attended the candle light vigil to remember the 14 victims who died in wednesday's shooting. it ended with the reading of the names of the victims and the song god bless america. >> police trying to learn as much as they can about the married couple that carried out this attack on a holiday party.
stephanie is outside the home in california. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. law enforcement has reopened the streets and boarded up the house. they spent more than 24 hours here going in and out. we still don't know much about what this couple was doing behind closed doors. we don't have a picture of the woman who met her husband online. >> farook and his wife died in a bullet riddled suv. this morning authorities are interested in how they lived. >> he was just a colleague. to many just a quiet unassuming young couple living on a tree lined street driving a four dour sedan.
>> that pretty much didn't demonstrate any verbal conversation. >> five years ago farook was a young man looking for love on an online dating site describing himself being from a soonny family living in the u.s.a. under acceptable nationality he wrote. on the arab lounge site he said he was looking for a girl with the same outlooks. he found pakistani born milak. returning home they held a reception at the islamic center of river side. >> they knew he would come descent and peacefully. >> with a child on the way like many couples, they signed up on target's baby registry hoping for a car seat, diapers and bath soap. even at the mosque where he most recently worshipped, she was a mystery. >> i only saw her twice in my
life and she was all covered. i wasn't able to see anything. i couldn't describe how she looked. >> overnight, farook's brother-in-law described them as a happy couple to lester holt. >> did they seem good for each other? >> yeah. they were close to each other. always together. >> leaving the question why on wednesday morning they would drop off their daughter at his mother's house and go on a murder spree killing 14 people and wounding 21. >> what would make that person snap? >> reporter: they are now called to re-evaluate how those visas are given out. like any, she would have had to have gone through an extensive counterterrorism screening. >> thank you.
>> all 14 victims have been identified. 12 of the 14 workee county along with farook. natalie has their stories. >> good morning. as the county begins the slow process of starting to heel, the pain felt by the families is e sense waited by the fact many of them knew and worked with one of shooters. late thursday candle lights for the county. ar land is the husband of one of 14 people killed in wednesday's shooting rampage. a christian born in muslim iran fled to america at the age of 18 to escape islamic extremism. >> she came here to have a better life and education and everything else and it was taken away from her. she leaves behind children ages
10 and 13. this was the moment his partner of three years, ryan raiz found out. so many families doing their best to cope. this beautiful young woman was full of life and loved by all who knew her. the family of robert adams will not be coming home to us. he was a loving son, brother, husband and daddy to savannah. so many names, michael westin. fatherment harry bowman. jennifer says her husband nicholas worked with syad. >> i feel he was martyred and i
just know he's in a better place and i've got my faith keeping me strong. >> 21 others were wounded. for those families it was a relief. their 22-year-old daughter was shot in the stomach. her recovery is more physical. carlose, kevin, a san bernardino employee was shot five times. >> it's the initial phone call you get where your friend calls you and tells you he loves you and not going to make it. >> 14 dead and 21 would bnded a countless victims trying to make sense of what's left. >> we may be down but we're not out. god bless. >> so sad and we are just seeing
and hearing these names week after week. it's yet another senseless tragedy. >> that's the piece we've wanted to do for the past two days. obviously, they waited to fix the names of the victims. we spent so much time talking about the killers and not enough time remembering the lives took. >> thank you. >> now let's get a check on the weather from al. >> today's weather is brought to you by jared, the gallery of jewelry. come in today for the one piece of jewelry that will take her breath away. >> we're looking at the pacific northwest right now. this was yesterday's storm. we have a weak system bringing in showers now. the sform is offshore. it's going to come in and cause big problems. we could be seeing 48 inches of snow in the cascades and mountains of idaho and then as we move to late saturday, the next system with wind gusts
50-60 miles an hour. 5-7 inches of rain in the olympics. we're going to be watching a by the time that system moves into the bay area early sunday morning, a lot of that rain, it won't be as heavy for us but we're expecting another round of showers early sunday. now we're drying out and it's in the lower 40s. highs today reaching 58 degrees in the east bay, 59 in the peninsula, and near 60 degrees whether you're near the coast or inland. not much of a wide range of temperatures. a few of the low clouds we're seeing will be clearing out for a bright and sunny day and more of that tomorrow. and check your weath check your weather any time you need to go to the weather channel on cable and weather.com online.
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floating rates. >> i've been taking advantage of it. is this most prudent thing to do. >> so it's more expensive to have a 30 year fixed but you think in this case worth doing. >> more expensive but think about down the road. >> next one you say this is probably the first thing we see affected car loan. if you're in the market to buy a car, do it now. >> as soon as they raise the rates this goes up. >> the next one credit card rates. again, you say refinance. how do you that if i'm holding a store credit card or bank credit card >> you got pay it down. this is under the reckless category. this can go high. not significantly like car loans. but don't take a chance. >> pay it off if you can. if you can't -- >> try and get a home equity loan. they won't want to give it to you. >> not all bad news because you're making me depressed. the savings can grow. the one plus side of an interest
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continues to boil after 5 san a good friday morning. it's 7:56. i'm sam brock. outbrage continu outrage continues to boil after five san francisco police officers shot and killed a stabbing suspect in the bayview district. the public defender says the suspect was not threatening anyone's life. police argue the suspect refused to drop a knife and opened fire after using nonlethal weapons on him. a community meeting is going to be held tonight to discuss that shooting that was all captured by a passer by on a muni bus. also, will there be crab for christmas? there's still no answer. a meeting was held in santa rosa but it was not decided if the season will reopen. crabs are still showing a high level of a dangerous toxin produced by analogy bloom. test results have to come back negative for two weeks in a row before the crabs can be deemed safe to eat. we're not feeling crabby because
it's friday and we're heading into the weekend. let's get a check of the weather. >> we'll have more rain in the forecast so it looks good all the way around. speaking of the north bay and santa rosa, we're tracking showers moving through there, some of the leftovers from the system that continues to move to the east. look for highs in the upper 50s in san francisco. let's check in now with mike. >> a light volume of traffic. we're trying to look at oakland here. low clouds are a bigger story here but the drivers are getting their way underneath. as we look at the map, we're talking about the clouds between the camera level and rodway which is very light. 680, a crash, still activity there. that's the worst of it. northbound ruts out of san jose and to palo alto slow a bit. more low clouds in possibilities around the bay but 580 itself moves very well. back to you. >> thank you so much. that's going do it for us right now, but we will be back in another half an hour.
. . it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, how to avoid that holiday weight gain. the secrets to indulging in your favorite treats and drinks without packing on the pounds. plus texting and walking, the modern phenomenon that has safety experts worried. so do you do it? halftime headliners. we got the details as coldplay makes the cut for 2016 super bowl. "today," friday, december 4th, 2015. >> we got married yesterday.
>> we love "today." >> california. >> good morning, texas and montana. >> all the way from cranberry, pennsylvania. >> celebrating my 25th birthday. >> we love "today"! >> 8:00 now on a friday morning, 4th day of december, 2015. if there's a prettier view of rockefeller center than this one i'm not sure where it is. we're here -- i don't mean because we're here, we're here in the channel gardens with the beautiful tree behind us lit the other night. just a quick moment to say, al, you and natalie and willie did a great job. natalie and i couldn't be there because of the events. what a beautiful tree. >> gorgeous. i got to tell you it was lit just at the right moment. >> no question about it. >> we needed that tree. >> it's in the christmas spirit. >> walking by that tree was difficult.
>> the ultimate compliment. >> high-stepping. >> you know what's in front of the tree? >> a skating rink. >> don't worry. just go. >> don't worry about my needs. >> let's get a check of the top stories. natalie, good morning. >> good morning. we're starting off with a disturbing story. a possible link between isis and mass shooting in san bernardino, california. an official said a female shooter pledged her allegiance online to lead are of islamic state. justice correspondent pete williams has been working on this story. pete, good morning. >> reporter: natalie, good morning to you. the key question if the shooter was radicalized, what was the radicalizing influence. the big question has been was it his wife, the woman from pakistan, the woman he met overseas and brought to the u.s. just a year ago. this morning officials say as
they are going through the communications of this couple, they discovered just before the shooting his wife tashfeen malik posted on a facebook page. not her own but a facebook page she had in a different name. she pledged her support to al baghdadi, leader of isis. if there was, in fact, an isis connection was it a direct attack or an expression she came up with on her own, a statement of her support that didn't go anywhere else except on her own facebook page. there is a possibility isis itself wasn't even aware of this posting. nonetheless, this is another indication that pushes this direction much more closely toward a potential act of terrorism. a strong support for isis from one of the two participants who fired all these shots and built all these bombs.
we expect to hear more about this development from the government later today, but it is an important investigative development here about the wife, about one of the main participants here natalie. >> certainly a very big development. i know you're following it for us. pete williams in washington. thanks so much, pete. i spoke this morning with one of the victims -- one of the partners of one of the victims, ryan reyez was the partner of daniel kaufman for three years. daniel kaufman, his partner, was killed in the shooting. ryan said he was first led to believe daniel was wounded but alive. he didn't learn the truth until thursday morning, nearly a full day later. >> it was difficult having all that hope, just to have it taken away within a few short hours. >> daniel kaufman worked at the coffee shop at the center training developmentally disabled clients for jobs in the outside world. the senate voted thursday against expanding background
checks for private gun sales. the measure would have required checks for guns purchased online and at gun shows. it was attached to a larger spending bill. the same proposal was rejected in the aftermath of the 2012 shooting. early thursday senate rejected a move to bar people on the government's no-fly list from buying guns. defense secretary ash carter ordered military to let women serve in all frontline combat roles. he rejected a request by the marine corps to exclude women from some positions. new opportunities will include driving tanks as green berets, navy s.e.a.l.s and air force jumpers. congress will get a 30-day review period to review that decision. breaking overnight, 16 people were killed, several others injuries during a firebomb attack in cairo. police are still looking for two young men who carried out the attacks. according to officials it happened during a dispute between the nightclub staff and suspects after men were denied
entrance into that nightclub. the men allegedly threw molotov cocktails into the building and fled on motorcycles. a new cnn poll showed donald trump with a massive lead over his republican rivals in the race for the white house. among republicans and gop independents, trump at 36% of the vote there with a 20-point edge over senator ted cruz with 16%, ben carson third with 14% followed by marco rubio with 12% and jeb bush there at 3%. still a lot of developing news this morning. we'll have much more a little bit later on. let's go back now to matt and savannah. guys. america's first family flipped the switch thursday night to light the national christmas tree. >> four, three, two, one! >> the ceremony was held in presidents park across the street fro street from the white house.
miss piggy joins michelle obama to read the night before christmas started by president coolidge in 1923. it's a pretty tree but we've got a pretty tree. >> let's not get competitive. >> merry christmas. >> putting it out there. >> for the second straight day unfortunately we're spending a lot of time this morning talking about a mass shooting. like i said, unfortunately, this week is not unique. >> we talked a lot about this amongst ourselves as parents. how do you talk to kids about what's going on. chanel has been thinking about that and following the story. good morning to you. >> good morning. it's become impossible to shield our kids from these violent episodes. many schools have lockdowns. we went to experts to find out the right way to discuss it all with your family. >> breaking news right now in san bernardino where police are responding to a possible act active shooting.
>> their conditions we do not know at this point. >> reporter: over 1,000 gathered to remember the school shootings. >> another shooting in america, another community shattered. >> whenever a bad guy tries to co go in one particular spot in our classroom. my teacher closes my door and locks it. >> now kids are learning about lockdowns in case somebody comes in with a gun, and that is scary to me. >> these unthinkable acts relayed to the world through terrifying images creating a ripple of fear. >> makes you think when you are some place is the person next to you safe or are they going to hurt you. kids bring weapons to school and they have metal detectors. if you're in a shopping mall they don't have metal detectors when you walk in. you can be assured you're definitely safe. >> when the stuff of childhood nightmares becomes all too real how do you comfort your kids. >> makes me think about how people can be mean and hurt
people around the world. >> why are they doing it? it's not right. they just shouldn't do it. >> we have to really think about the age, the timing, and what the questions the kids are asking before we just put it all out there. >> if your kids are younger than 5 experts say they are probably too young to discuss it. >> my brother tells me about it. he talks about shootings, killings, hurting. he tells me all that stuff all the time. >> but when kids are old enough to ask, they are ready for a conversation. keep your answers simple. >> the key here is to be mindful not to over talk because you might give too much information which actually scares your kids. follow their lead. take their questions and go from there. >> with teenagers make sure they have all the facts. go online with them to discuss what they see on social media. the most common concern among parents. >> how do i make sure my kids feel safe every day. that's my biggest concern.
i don't want my kids now to live in fear. i don't want my kids to go school and wonder if somebody is going to come in with a gun. >> you may need to be the person to say, hey, you may hear this stuff is happening. we're doing our best to keep you safe. >> as hard as it may seem experts say to be honest, don't be afraid to admit you're scared, too. >> i don't think that you should keep your children isolated because eventually they will find out about these things and it will make them more sad about hearing them. if they are already exposed to these things happening then they can kind of cope with it more. >> it's clear an important takeaway this morning. if your kids have questions you can't just blow it off. you have to address their concerns. it's interesting, i have 3-year-old twins and a 6-year-old. my son's school sent out a memo after the paris attacks about how to talk to your kids. they just talked to the kits about paris and here we go
again. >> i think you made a good point. if you think your kids don't know about it, yours may be a little young. our kids are a little bit older. if one of their friends hear about itl hear about it. >> it's for address and talk about it. >> good conversation. chanel, thank you so much. coming up next, getting in the christmas spirit. we have a better and brighter tree. some new tricks that will revolutionize the way you string your lights this year. >> the year's most popular songs an incredible mesh-up you need to hear. >> and how to enjoy your holiday treats and snacks without packing on the pounds. ♪
but that's been a big question all along. was she the radical influence in his loif. something changed for him and going overseas and marrying them is a dramatic change in itself. >> it's a big development. pete williams, thank you, you're going to keep working on this story. follow nbcnews.com and lester holt will have complete coverage on "nightly news." we'll return most of you to your regularly scheduled program. regularly scheduled program. thisshop the way you live. love the way you shop. and experience more wonder every day.
walmart. we're back now. 8:15. good time for what's trending today. we have an empty chair at the table because savannah is actually going to start us off with a debate over holiday decorations. >> this caught my eye because i think we all tend to string our lights on the tree the same way. you coil them around this way. listen to what one design expert told today.com. look at this. he suggests that what you should do is hang them vertically, not horizontally. you start at the top, obviously not with the end that has a plug. okay. and you weave them into the tree. that way the light -- go ahead. >> that's the end with the plug. >> i know. this is what -- >> eggnog.
>> so you just go like this, i guess. does this look right? >> you have to stick it into the branches better. >> what's the difference if you are only seeing the lit bulbs? >> you do it horizontally the light gets stuffed in there, too much. so it's better -- >> i stuff the lights in on purpose to hide the cord. >> do that starting at the top and work down. >> listen. >> also i like when you push the lights in a little because it gives depth to the tree. >> you know what, take it up with francesca. you see the lights more brightly when they are more to the surface like that. >> this is easier. usually you are like -- >> exactly. >> when i lit the rockefeller tree the other night i just went around. >> like that? >> up and down. >> what do you think? i kind of like that. >> looks nice. >> i like that you're bigger
than the tree. >> it's no tinsel. >> all right. >> there's one debate. i think we can agree on this. texting and walking, it's a bad idea. in a recent poll overwhelming majority said they call it both annoying and a serious issue. check this out. 74% said actually other people engage in distracted walking, 29% owned up to it themselves saying they, yes, do it, savannah. and something doesn't add up. the numbers don't work. >> it's funny. people are saying yeah, were does it except not me. 100%. >> i do. yes. >> you walk in a public place and text? >> i have. i don't make a habit of it. >> i have almost walked into the columns at rockefeller center. >> i did once and it was a disaster. >> i'm using my microphone a lot more recently. >> voice memo. >> they have that technology
down pretty good. >> you got to keep your e-mails -- >> meet you for a drink in two hours from now. >> here's a question. you think you guys were thinner when you were single? >> no. >> yes. >> okay. well, so you might be the outlier, al. most of the research suggests that people who live alone tend to be thinner and people married or lived together male or female had a higher body mass index. one theory is couples who live together are heavier because they are more likely to share meals, drink together. >> new science? >> fresh out of the presses. the science box. >> i got it while i was texting. >> reminds me of something mike said once. i said when we get married can we let it go and get fat? he said why wait? >> finally we have this. a winner in the battlech the sexes when it comes to this. who is better at assembling ikea
rniture. >> women. we read the directions. those are hard. >> a few years ago ikea president said women because they take time to read the instructions. so some scientists decided to fact check the claims. they are scientists and decided to fact check this. the conclusion, women do read the instructions more. but, men are better at actually assembling the furniture. >> all right. >> the small study of two people, a guy and a girl, guys were faster and more accurate and ended up with fewer leftover parts at the end. >> brute force. >> ikea instructions, it starts everything unassembled, then it's half together, then it's together. a lot of arrows. >> and that one wrench thing. >> enjoys the ikea building process. she likes to do. unbelievable. she does. >> she likes assembling. >> i love figuring out things
like that too. >> legos. now the big time headlining the super bowl halftime show. sophia's beef with ellen. >> first up is coldplay. it's a release of their seventh album, it was announced they are going to headlining super bowl halftime show in february. the show sponsor released this video showing coldplay already preparing for the big gig, they do have critics out there but the front man says the band is quote excited and honored and thrilled. >> huge fan. i'm excited. >> i agree. sophia va gar ro back with her new husband, sophia shared photos. one fan who couldn't make it, ellisten. she did not let her off the hook. >> i'm story i couldn't make the wedding. >> you're not really sorry. >> i knowledge. >> why didn't you make more effort to go. it's not like they are holding
up the production for you for one day. >> they can't hold -- i have to do a show every day. if you had it in town but it was in florida. >> we would have gone if you would have had it here. why did you have it -- >> bring you your gift back. >> why didn't you? people had gift bags? >> yeah. the people that went. >> she gave ellen's gift bag to someone in her house. >> wow. >> finally, it is the matchup of the year. he took 50 of the biggest songs from adele to drake's hotline, blended them together. it's viral. have a look and listen. ♪ ♪
♪ >>' are all layered in there. all together. >> i love it. >> very cool. >> united states of pop. it's viral. your kids are going to like it. >> we did that all here. now you can do this in four minutes. that's your pop stars. >> thank you. >> now mr. roker with a check of the weather. >> you ready to warm up? okay then. let's do it. okay. el nino one of the benefits if you will is we are not going to
look at anything all that chilly. take a look. increasing heat, this big area of high pressure dominating so friday, 15 degrees above normal in fargo, chicago 5 degrees above normal. new york city, 2 degrees above normal. saturday it's warm, boston at 51, 52 cleveland. minneapolis up to 42, nashville, 60 degrees. and on sunday the heat continues, this goes right into monday. that's what's g good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. still tracking some showers moving across parts of the north bay, around santa rosa, a quick passing shower. after that moves out, we will have some drying conditions. it looks like that rain does stay confined to the north bay. highs today reaching into the upper 50s to lower 60s. a lot of sunshine today. 63 in santa rosa. danville is 62 degrees. more weather like this tomorrow. showers on sunday.
and that's your latest weather. >> announcer: meals and deals on "today" is brought to you by walmart. stop by a store or visit us at walmart.com to share wonder every day. >> well guy, the holidays are a great time to gather with friends and family, and definitely eat. share good food. it's even better when you can make your meals on a budget. so we asked for your favorites. let's go through a couple of them. sharon writing, prime rib roast for christmas day. we do that. mark tweeting my wife makes a good seven layer salad. it's a family favorite. to find out how to save money on delicious dishes like these and many more check out our 30 days of meals and deals, head to todayshow.com/food. >> carson, thank you. coming up amanda pete is here with an interesting take on the
holiday. we'll talk to her. first your local news and weather.i'm ... ==take anim== h today: ==take vo== good morning to you. it's 8:26 right now. happening today, a new push for stricter gun laws in the bay area. oakland city leaders will talk about a proposal to ban large capacity magazines. they also want guns in cars to be locked up in a trunk or in a lockbox. this comes on the heels of high-profile murders linked to weapons stolen foreign policy law enforcement officers in their cars. . a uc berkeley student is recovering after a homeless man allegedly tried to sexually assault her in the daytime. police arrested the man in connection with that recent attack. he is due in court later today. coming up, we will look at your traffic picture. here it is right now. >> look at that. we don't want to make you wait. these folks slow down enough.
in the north bay, that's the worst part of why you are commute. a little haze in the air. we register you might find low clouds. they are burning off there. a smooth drive toward the bay bridge toll plaza. good stuff. south 880, bottom of the screen, there's a crash. just found out about that. i see a little slowing. it should clear quickly because traffic is allowing that to happen. we have lighter volume. in the south bay, san jose, 101, 880 and 280. >> thank you very much. more local news comesing up in just a half hour. come on in pop pop.
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♪ 8:30 on a friday morning, december 4th, 2015. check it out. our toy drive rolls on and we have a band of merry makers collecting donations. getting in the holiday spirit. by the way they will be back in our next hour to perform some special holiday music. they are what you call a super group. all kind of musicians getting together to make some beautiful
holiday music. >> making a lot of people happy on the plaza. you know what else is happy on the plaza this morning? hail mary. >> big morning for packers. >> keys to getting happy and staying healthy in the holiday season. 000 indulge without packing on too many pounds. >> plus actress, mom and author, amanda peet is here. we'll chat about her new children's book for the holiday season. >> can we do a little house keeping, little hometown house keeping? congratulations to our senior vice president and executive in charge of "today," and his lovely wife alison welcome in a new baby boy to their family. seven pounds, two ounces. >> our congratulations.
adorable. >> why don't you call imhim el nino. >> put it in the suggestion box. let's get a check of the weather. >> here we are. the weekend outlook here we go. two third of the country going to be spectacular. wet weather down in florida. rip currents there. heavy rain and snow in the pacific northwest. sunday, sunday, sunday, we are looking for more wet weather making its way into the pacific northwest down to the central california. more rain in florida. rest of the country looking pretty spectacular. that's what' good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. where he in the mid 40s now. skies are clearing. we are tracking one shower moving across the north bay. elsewhere, we will see a lot of sunshine today and some breezy winds. a high of 58 in the east bay, 57 in san francisco. low 60s in the north and south
bay. the tri-valley also into the lower 60s. expect a high of 59 degrees in the peninsula and more weather like this tomorrow. we're getting ready for the weekend. got a big crowd. you know what that means for the weekend. it's time for the best night of the weekend, sunday night, sunday "football night in america." that's right. we got a good one coming up, oh, yeah. we'll be at heinz field. that's right we got the colts taking on the steelers. it's going to be clear. it's going to be cold. and a temperature of 44 as you get ready for sunday night "football night in america"! now let's go back in to savannah. >> all right, al thank you so much. now to our ongoing series "today's" hassle free holiday season. eating season is upon us.
it's food and drinks galore. we have some exciting tips to help us get through without putting on massive poundage. good morning. >> good morning. that's what it's all about. not putting on a lot of weight this season. >> you're going to give us some tips in a minute. a lot of us think about holidays i'll gain five pounds, ten pounds. >> most people actually only gain about one pound. however, we can bring out our new year's noise makers just yet because the problem is that people end up losing that. if you don't gain any other weight but you gain that one pound every holiday season that's ten pounds in a decade and that's a big problem. >> it adds up. >> we see all this wine out here. you're going to tell me we shouldn't drink this much. >> if you're a moderate wine drinker which for a woman is seven drinks a week. that's a lot for a lot of people. if during the holiday season
each week those four weeks of the holidays you up that by about four drinks that's going to be 1600 extra calories. that's going to add to that extra pound. >> okay. >> so my tip here is plan the night. you're leaving the party in ten minutes. don't go for that extra drink. start the night with a glass of water or selzer. >> selzer i find helps. >> in a stem blas makes it feel festive. >> this looks like a vegetable. >> so the side appetizers what i want people to do this holiday season is boycott. because four of these spinach cheese things will be 260 calories. you go for some crudet. >> you got to give me something better than celery. >> i'll give you some shrimp. if you just do this one thing
throughout the holiday season, just one thing, you'll have some indulgences. avoid that one pounding weight gain. the veggies will fill you up. >> make a bee line for the pigs in the blanket. >> 290 calories for those. leaner choice of is going to be 124 calories. if you are truly hungry during that hors dourvwho arhors d'oeu protein will satisfy you, but these fit into that fried an advertiser category that we are going to boycott. >> if you can have a little bite of something at home before you go to the party that's good. >> i actually say ruin your appetite at home with something light, turkey or a hard boiled egg. >> then you are not tempted. >> exactly. >> all vegetables are not created equal. >> they are not. again, you want to go for the cleanest option. when you sit down to that big meal often people feel i'm being
to good but they're loaded with sugar and fat. something like this, creamed spinach, 290 calories, versus about 90 calories for the sautéed spinach. when you are filling up on those veges go for the clean options, they are often around. >> cream is not your friend. >> no. >> pumpkin pie better than pecan pie. >> you do want to have desserts choose them wisely. make sure you indulge wisely. pumpkin buy is at 270 calories versus the nut lay depend, going to be 490 calories there. >> this is about setting yourself up for ex success. explain. >> have your safe comfort foods. when it's 3:00 a.m. and you're stressed out wrapping gifts, don't go for the caramel popcorn that someone sent you. have a safe comfort food, a portion controlled something like nut butter with an apple. you know that's your safe comfort food or if you want something more savory have portioned out pieces of cheese.
leftovers because i feel guilty, i don't want to throw them out but you could have two days of bad eating. >> gift them to your guests or use them in a fun way, make a healthy pizza with the kids, whatever extra veges or protein, use them in a better manner. >> morning workouts are better. >> research shows that you're less tempted by decadent foods when you have worked out in the morning. you feel good, you are more motivated to stay on the straight and nare roy. >> why do you have this hot dress right here? >> when you wear something formfitting and feel fabulous you are less likely to dive headfirst into whatever decadent treats you shouldn't. >> thank you so much. head to "today".com/health. coming up next, seasons meeting. amanda peet on the interesting book behind her new book for kids. first this is "today" on nbc. e a bow and arrow ♪ nx
8:40. we're back with one of our favorite people, amanda peet. just in time for the holidays she's written a new children's book, called "dear santa, love rachel rosenstein." >> it's so beautiful i can't believe it. >> took them forever to put up the tree. >> oh, tree. don't worry about it. when i wrote it i didn't think it would work. >> yeah. the tree didn't occur to me. >> you're jewish, you grew up celebrating which holiday >> i did hanukkah and christmas. >> why both? >> i had a very secular upbringing and my parents thought why not. but when i got married and had children we decided to dispense
with christmas and my kids started asking me questions about why can't we have a tree, why can't we have santa. so my co-author and i decided to write a book to deal with our feelings and their feelings about it. >> the reason i like it is it's a children's book so it's good it resonates with kids. but also parents. we do have to make these additions all the time and there's pressure when your kids come home. if you want to celebrate one or the other they say well why can't we do that. tell me with rachel. >> i was truly flummoxed. i didn't know what to say when they asked me. we tried to write a book how wonderful hanukkah is over christmas. >> which is better >> we wanted to beef up hanukkah. a competitive children's book. little insight into my personality. so rachel, we decided to talk about the feeling of being left out and the holidays are sorrow
man tick and so pretty and all the lights every where. so she just feels left out. >> she not only wants santa to come visit her she wants the whole holiday to come visit her. >> she does. she doesn't get that. that was for us. it's a good time, it's an age for kids to realize there are other cultures, other people celebrating other things and we definitely wanted to bring that in. the great thing about our book is part of our proceeds are going to feed the peace which is a nonprofit organization, it's a camp in maine where they incorporate israeli and palestinian teachers together at camp. >> since it's a children's book and not a thriller, we can kind of give the ending a little bit. how does rachel figure it out at the end >> her mom says sometimes we thoof accept what is and she goes a chinese restaurant which a lot of us do, that's where we are on christmas. she runs into a lot of her
classmates from school who she runs into -- >> of different faiths. >> and a bunch of other children who are also not celebrating christmas. >> you got a great resume. is this now the writing bug. has it bitten you? >> i don't know. i wanted to write the story. my co-author wanted to. i hope we'll do more. we'll see. >> i want to mention you're married to david and david is the, call him show runner? "game of thrones." >> yes. >> which is hugely popular. next year you two combine for another children's book, a very "game of thrones" christmas. >> there will be a lot of beheadings. >> we don't want that. >> i don't think it would be a good holiday fare. >> you still travel a lot for that show. >> we live in belfast for part of the year and we love it there and it's been, a very great thing obviously. >> always good to have you here. the book is called "dear santa,
♪ we're back at 8:47. our ongoing series with the nfl together we make football. >> good morning. over the course of the season we asked for stories from you our viewers and you delivered. this week first of our five finalists vying for a trip to super bowl 50. they are twins from the suburbs of washington, d.c. whose close bond extends to the football field and out into their community. >> we have twins. >> they can't believe it.
>> there's a bond that i don't think you can understand unless you're a twin. >> the twins have been there for each other since day one when they were born three months early. sharif weighed one pound. >> he's bean miracle for a child who was never supposed to walk, talk and didn't know how long he's going to live, he had tourette syndrome and autism. >> i get nervous, anxious. >> it's okay. >> seeing his brother play the game he loves, sharif asked to join him on the field. >> you want to play with me. >> you got nobody to play with, i can make it easier for you. >> he felt sad when i was out on
the field. >> our objective as a coaching staff not to make him feel like he was an austeritistic kid pla football. we wanted him to feel like a panther. >> this is special. makes everybody happy. wasn't supposed to be here but he's here. >> at each game the first play after halftime is designed just for sharif. >> go, sharif. >> malakai would step on the quarterback. the opposing team would let their players know, don't tackle number 6. >> all right.
all right. >> they said he wouldn't be able to do that. they said he wouldn't be able to do it. >> every team all throughout the year everyone said okay we'll give a special not an entire family but extends out to the entire league. >> there was one more special moment for the williams family. >> oh, my god. >> oh, my god. >> good, how's it going. >> congratulations you guys are finalists to go to super bowl 50. >> oh, my god are you serious? >> you guys go. >> let's see what you got guys. good job, pal. >> to actually see the boys.
>> you're big. >> this is something that you'll never forget. >> oh, my gosh. i'm in tears. >> malakai's parents said he had to grow up field. but on field he feels like any other kid. that's our first finalist. the bar has been set pretty high. we have four more weeks of incredible stories all again to win the trip of a hive time super bowl 50 in california bay area. >> so great. what a great team and great coach. >> all the other teams in the league. so spectacular. >> thank you. by the way watch the pittsburgh steelers host the first place indianapolis/colts on sunday night football right here on nbc. >> we'll be back in a moment
mississippi. she likes flowers. twins, once a year on the show, that's pretty good. they are 100 years old today. corinne and lorrine. they love to shop. bill greg, that's a great name. from wilmington, delaware. loves trains and ships. a good town tor that. wish you happy 100th birthday. humes flynn, 100 years old today. we wish him a happy birthday. he loves to go to barbados. i think they make rum there. we've had fun down here. we shouldn't have all of the fun. new york's going to have fun. back to new york. >> thank you. we appreciate it. what have you got coming up? we hear you are joining us ice skating on the rink. >> are you going? is >> no, but we can. if you'll get in, a blaze of glory. >> skates all the time.
let the story speak for itself. in paris, so many tributes, so many messages. they say the same thing. paris is alive. good morning. it's 8:56. outrage continues to boil over after five san francisco police officers shot and killed a stabbing suspect earlier this week. we saw in the video. the suspecte eening anyone's life said the public defender. a community meeting is going to be held tonight to discuss that shooting. another question this morning,
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this morning on "today's" take one on one with joe jonas. find out how the pop star the giving back for thoilsd. a revealing new memoir by the queen of all media, oprah. the big super bowl announcement that has a lot of people talk underground today. all that and more coming up now. >> announcer: from nbc today this is today's take. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to today on a friday morning in new york city. a nice big crowd getting ready for the weekend. it's friday, december 4th, 2015 inside studio 1a i'm willie along with willie, al and
tamron. our focus is on san bernardino. we're getting new information, new details and new accounts. let's begin with the brother-in-law of syed rizwan farook. he has now spoken out. lester holt sat down with farhan khan and he says he has no idea what led to the massacre. he doesn't understand how the couple could leave behind a 6-month-old daughter. >> you left your 6-month-old daughter, you know, in this life. some people cannot have kids. god give you a gift of a daughter. and you left that kid behind. what did you achieve? i don't know what message they would learn. >> are you angry at your brother-in-law for doing this? >> yeah. absolutely. very angry. very upset and angry. >> and for leaving his daughter? >> yeah. it hurts me every few hours that makes me angry that what de.
>> we talked about that yesterday, anyone who could leave behind a 6-month-old daughter knowing that was the end that they were probably going to die that day or go jail for the rest of their lives that's something terrible in mind had they leave that child behind. one of the first responders to arrive on the scene was san bernardino police lieutenant mike madden on his way to lunch when he was alerted by dispatch of the situation at inland regional center. he describes what unfolded as unspeakable. >> we entered, there was fresh gun powder and the smell of gun powder in the air. there were people who were obviously injured and obviously in great amounts of pain and that was evident in the moments and wails we were hearing in the room. it was unspeakable. the carnage that we were seeing. the number of people who were injured and, unfortunately, already dead. >> you talk about the chaos you first encounter sprinkler system had gone off. the room was filling with water. alarms going off.
smell of gun powder. he had to make the agonizing decision to walk past the wounded who we knew needed help because he had to find the shooter and stop the carnage. >> just so horrific and he was very emotional during that news conference as well. >> obviously, when we talk about these tragedies all too often you start to hear about the shooter and you start hearing about what could have possibly bean motive. but so much of the time we want to focus on the victims and that's really where the focus should be and we are now learning more about the 14 victims of this tragic shooting. friends and colleagues gathering at what was a holiday party a reason to celebrate and their ages range from 26 years old to 60 years old. one had just had a child, just 20 months old. one was a father of six. another was planning her wedding. and another person was already married to her high school sweetheart. so many stories of lives lost. ♪ >> late thursday candlelight of
hope for the community of san bernardino. arlan is the husband of benita one of 14 people killed in wednesday's shooting rampage. she was a christian born in muslim iran fled to america at the age of 18 to escape islamic extremism. >> she came to have a better life and everything else. unfortunately it was taken away from her. >> her death wednesday a bitter irony. >> from day one i met her until the last day -- >> she leaves behind children ages 10, 12 and 15. daniel kaufman ran the coffee shop in building three at inland regional. this was the moment his partner of three years ryan reyez found out. so many families doing their best to cope. beth was an intelligent, motivated and beautiful young woman who was full of life and loved by all who knew her. the family of robert adams our beloved robert will not be
coming the home us. and he was loving son, brother, husband and daddy to savannah. so many names, michael, age 37. a health inspector and father of six. damien, 58 a recent employee at san bernardino county who coached p.e. and played santa in his spare time. shannon johnson, aurora, tin nguyen. >> i feel he was martyred and i just know he's in a better place and my faith is keeping me strong. >> 21 others were wounded. >> i didn't get that phone call that those other families got. i feel so fortunate. >> lisa stevens 22-year-old daughter jennifer was shot in the stomach but her recovery will be more than just physical.
>> she just keeps saying i never seen a gun before, i didn't hear a gun. >> carlos ortiz's son was shot five times. >> initial phone call you get your son calls you and tells you he loves you and not knowing he will make it. >> 14 dead, 21 wounded and countless victims trying to make sense of what's next. >> san bernardino, we may be down but we're not out. god bless san bernardino. >> so painful because we are hearing these stories all too often these days. and stories of, you know, young people, older people, lives cut at such a, you know, such a tragic way. >> of course, it's horrible at any time of year but at a holiday party. this is the time of year when we're supposed to be celebrating joy and we're not. so i want to make a little transition here and i think this will hopefully give you a little
more spirit. there was a santa visiting kids at a mall in charlotte, north carolina. he comes across one little boy, braden who has autism. great program, they shut down the mall and allow kids with autism and special needs who might be overwhelmed otherwise to come in. so his parents couldn't get him to sit on santa's lap. so santa as santa does takes matters in his own hands. it was taken during the caring by santa program put on by autism speaks. that picture says it all. >> that's a great santa too. >> that's why we love santa. >> well done. >> if that didn't consistent off the happy waterworks. it's about to come down over here. a shout out to the good people of tulsa, oklahoma. so, you know, it's christmas. everybody is putting up trees. what would make an entire community turn the christmas
tree being into a halloween throw back? well one special little girl, a 3-year-old girl in tulsa, her neighborhood really showed up for her. her name is molly turbin and not able to celebrate halloween she was in the hospital suffering from pneumonia. spent 28 days. once home and healthy her only worry was, which is very important, what happened to halloween did i miss it? her mom posted on facebook she wanted to recreate the holiday for her daughter. 60 families came out to help molly trick-or-treat in the neighborhood. like any good little girl she dressed as rapunzel. >> rapunzer with a side of hello kitty. >> so they put a pause on yoim for a second and celebrated halloween. >> that's a good neighbor. >> is that so sweet. >> answered the call.
>> there's a lot more light than darkness in the world. >> well said. >> how is the weather? >> let's show you what's going on. in got to tell you, you want something about holiday spirit check out these guys. they will be performing for us in a little bit. very nice. that's the look. willie you and i need to rock this. i'm telling you. that's all right. i want that. meantime oh, man, florida you are getting pounded. i mean so much rain. last 48 hours, we're talking so much rain. normal december rainfall two inches. since midnight 3.48, over the last 48 hours so far miami has gotten two months worth of rain both december and january, and it ain't over yet. weak stationary front just slowly moving to the south, saw a front bringing rain and storms and five to eight more inches of rain possible through the weekend. what a mess. you look at the rainfall totals between now and sunday, we're talking flash flood watches in
effect for saturday, locally three inches and heavier thunder showers but as we said could be up to eight inches locally for i'm meteorologist kari hall. we have one last shower moving through the north bay. it moved through santa rose and will be approaching fairfield and spotty i quick moving light rain possible there. elsewhere, we have dry conditions, a lot of sunshine. and we start out with chilly temperatures, but looking at lower 60s today. staying in the upper 50s in san francisco. but the rest of the bay area looking at about 61 to 63 degrees. >> that's your latest weather. >> coming up next, joe johnas gets into this holiday spirit for some deserving kids and tamron caught up with the pop star to talk about that, his new music and his new hair. >> all hair with a new look. >> got it.
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>> it's the season of kindness and that's no exception for joe johnas the singer has been giving back to some deserving families and i caught up with him. he answered that burning question what does kate by the ocean really mean? ♪ joe jonas burst on the seen as a member of the jonas brothers. now he's dancing his way up the charts with his new band and their hit single "kate by the ocean." but despite his busy schedule
this season still has given joe a chance to give back. >> we partnered up with j.c. penney and hosted an amazing event with the boys and girls club where we invited kids from 11 cities to have a shopping spree. what shocked me they were getting gifts for each other. okay, you get $100 will you sneak in a gift for yourself. to the dime they had their mom's purse, brother's jacket. it was really beautiful thing to see them wanting to give back. >> it's hard when you're a kid. >> absolutely. i remember when i was a kid and you want to spoil yourself but you see such kindness and joy and happiness and excited to give back themselves i think that was the most beautiful experience of it all. >> it certainly is a wonderful time of the year for joe who is currently on tour with his band. >> tell me about denc. >> it's a band i started about a year ago. we have been playing.
we had a new cd come out a couple of weeks ago. >> what's the deal with "kate by the u ocean." >> they kept ordering a drink "kate by the ocean." we were having fun in the studio. >> we couldn't let him go without addressing the blue elephant in the room. >> tell me a little bit about the hair. i noticed you match my dress. >> you know how some people go gray after years. i go blue. >> this is not hide your gray. did you do it yourself. >> a little george clooney. >> the minute i saw you wow you a time? >> no but i'll take it. >> any interest in acting. >> i've done a little acting. >> we had to ask him about the question -- how do you balance
your personal life and music and you're super busy. career first and it's hard to be in a relationship. >> it takes time and luckily i have music where i can just put it all backo what i'm writing or performing. music always inspires me. >> does your music reflect where you are right now? >> yeah, i definitely think so. music has been a good diary for me. when you don't want to talk about certain things and you can put to it music and put it out there. easier way to handle it. we should mention that joe is on facebook for j.c. penney. you can catch joe and denc on tour playing the jingle ball and up next the band you'll be seeing at the super bowl halftime show, the actors who will grace the final nude issue of playboy. of playboy. what's old is new
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good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. all of the bay area is dry except for a couple spots in the north bay. one last shower moving through napa right now. and then after that clears out, you'll get some sunshine. highs today will be in the upper 50s to lower 60s in cupertino, 62 palo alto, and in napa, 61, oakland at 60. danville 62 degrees. let's see how the roads are moving now with mike. overall the bay area shows a friday lighter than friday
commute. despi despite wet roads, you can see folks are gathering together. this is palo alto on your map, you see the little dip in speeds both directions to where you lose a lane. rest of the bay, look at the south bay looking really good. lighter than typical friday flow and that tends to happen on december days. bay bridge toll plaza, no reason for the metering lights, but thur's they're on for a few more minutes. things moving well down toward the gold be gate bridge. >> more local news in just a half hour.
taking a look at the headlines. officials say the female shooter in the massacre in san bernardino pledged allegiance and deleted the messages before the a attacks. she and her husband killed 14 people and wounded 21 wednesday, then died in a shoot-out with police. new out of scandinavia say people who take risks have more highly developed brains than those on the other side. those who went faster were found to have more white matter in their brains, that's the network for transmitting information.
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seconds to go in the game. the game should of ended on that play when aaron rodgers got tackled. but they were penalized. rodgers made the most it throwing this amazing hail mary pass 61 yards into the end zone, right there tight end richard rodgers makes that clean catch for the touchdown. green bay won it 27-23. good for them. let's get a check on the weather from al in the kitchen. >> let's show you what's going on as far as your weather is concerned. saturday we got some rain and rip currents down there in florida, pacific northwest rain, wind and snow. rest of the country looking spectacular. temperatures above average. sunday, sunday we are looking at more wet weather down in florida just keeps coming. but, again, refrt of the country looking spectacular plains wl see snow. rain extends down into central california with windy conditions
and snow showers, heavier snow i should say in the cascades and we are looking forward to another chance of rain early sunday morning, but now we're drying out. and it is cool with temperatures in the upper 40s to near 50 degrees in san francisco. looking at highs there at 57, north bay 60, a couple light passing showers moving through. elsewhere we have mostly clear skies and a high today of 61 degrees in the south bay. 59 in the peninsula. and the east bay today being looking at 58 degrees and more weather like this heading in to saturday. >> and that is your latest weather today on today's food we're wrapping up no rain recipes. a couple that will come in handy perfect for football weekend any time you want. your holiday party. going to be great. chicken wings. >> they are my favorite. >> i'm not a big fan of fried. i bake them and add just a
little kick. >> what do you marinate with. >> can i get to it? >> i'll take a bite of this. >> you put that food in your mouth and give me a chance to talk. it's pretty simple stuff. basically chicken wings or substitute bone in chick end thighs. your favorite barbecue sauce, oil, salt and pepper. everything is together. add a little salt in here. put in some pepper. and then you're going to put in olive oil. and basically going to just massage that all together. and put it on the foil lined pan. just line those up pretty simply. great. put them in the oven. again, i know people are going to say make sure you wash your hand. i'll do that. put them in the oven at about 350 for about 20 minutes. 25 minutes. then you'll turn it up to about
400 to crisp it up a little bit. and bring them out and you'll see that you got a nice crisp golden brown. now to add a little extra flavor you got a little dripping in the pan, don't worry about that. you'll basically take these out, put them in right in here to your bowl. you'll do all of that. then you'll take some of your barbecue sauce whatever you like. this is not a commercial barbecue sauce. this is my favorite barbecue place in the country. franklin's barbecue. it's awesome. this is a barbecue sauce that has some espresso in it. >> really? what does that do >> it gives it a little kick. put it back in the pan back in there for 15 minutes. wow. >> finish it up. i like to make these sweet potato fries. you don't peel them. cut them into slices and then
you -- >> these are the best sweet potato fries. >> you throw some salt in there. little cayenne and cinnamon. then put them on to your pan. put itton oven at 350 for about 20 minutes, 30 minutes. they come out like that and everything is happy. >> brilliant. >> we are happy. >> and they are fairly healthy. all right. moreno brainer ideas head to today.com/food. today's food club members stand out. shane from alabama he made a mean mango ajalapeno sloppy joe. jane fonda
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who? >> me. >> michael cain leads a stunning symphony filled with hollywood royalty in his latest movie. he plays retired conductor fred ballinger. rachel plays his daughter. harvey plays his life long best friend. >> i haven't been so happy in a long time. >> one of the lines that nick says to you when you're laying by the pool he says in a good friendship -- >> in good friendship you only tell each other the good things. >> y do you think he says that >> it's beautiful version of a friendship where you love somebody so much that you wouldn't want to burden them with your pain. and i think that's a really mature kind of love. >> i have seven very close friends and only the best you
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the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented by citi. >> all right a friday. we're all ready for big time fun and we got it right here. we have the holiday super group band of merry makers. let's welcome in the lead singer, the song writer and kevin griffin, tyler glenn and michael fitzpatrick and all the merry makers. >> wow. >> welcome. >> we love you guys. you were so great at the tree lighting the other night. put on such a good show. we called you a sue per group. do you guys live in a lair some place? >> we live at the north pole and come out in december. they said they are making a christmas record i'm in. here we are on the "today" show with the band of merry makers.
>> you guys do this for charity >> yes. program called music cares which is the charitable arm of the grammys and support musicians in need with funding people post-katrina that lost their instruments to helping musicians with addiction problems. >> we want you guys to have some time to have some fun. so take it away. ♪ ♪ snow ♪ we want snow ♪ snoqualme snow snoentd welcome to our christmas party ♪ ♪ grab your coats we're going to have some fun ♪ ♪ get the season started ♪ cup of cheer for everyone ♪ we've been waiting so long ♪ for the holiday
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it will last until 4:00 tomorrow morning. take interstate 280 as a detour. caltrans says part of the drill will include safety testing and communications systems. let's check your weather this morning. >> after a cool start to the day and a few low cloud, we will have a lot of sunshine, highs today reaching 58 degrees in the east bay. 59 degrees in the peninsula, while south bay and. >> narrator: bnorth bay up to 6. san francisco, in the 50s with a breezy wind. changes on sunday. let's see how the roads are moving with mike. we'll take you live to palo alto, a little slowing. looks like someone tapped their brakes a little extra hard at yf university. northbound, a disabled vehicle cleared. no problems south bay. east bay, oakland speeds dip down to about 55 from the col e colise coliseum. i will show you the bay bridge toll plaza camera, traffic so
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>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. that is called xs and os are from a terrific singer, and we can't pronounce the first name whether it is ellie or -- >> it is elle king. >> and we have a terrific show, and you know him from the "mindy project" and "the and funny man adam pally.