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good morning, terror in the spotlight. president obama after meeting with his top advisers in the white house situation room set it address the nation tonight about the battle against isis and keeping americans safe in the wake of san bernardino as the fbi launches a new raid at the home of the man who originally bought the assault rifles. we learn more about the female suspect and her background and fear and anger rises across the nation. i always thought if more good people had conceal carry permits then we could end those muslims before they go out and try to kill. we're live all across the globe. lone wolf in london. a slasher goes on a wild attack in a tube station with
eyewitnesses reporting ominous words on the attacker. scotland yard investigating it this morning as a terror attack. and in the name of love. u2 performing in paris tonight along with some special guest stars. the american band that was on stage when gun fire rang out at the bataclan theater. a triumph of love over hate. today, sunday december 6, 2015. from nbc news, this is "today" live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning. welcome to today on this sunday morning. i'm chanel jones. >> i'm harry smith alongside kristin welker and dylan dwyer. let's get right to the top story. terror fears in the wake of the san bernardino massacre. the president will address the nation in a rare sunday night address after huddling with his closest advisers saturday at the white house. he's expected to lay out his game plan to keep america safe
as this story develops rapidly both here at home and abroad. from the nation's capital to san bernardino to pakistan and london. we are covering this story and new terror attacks overnight from all over the world this morning. let's begin with nbc's ron allen at the white house. ron, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we expect the president to try to reassure the nation that keeping the country safe is his highest priority and we're expecting him to explain exactly what happened in san bernardino and to prevent it from happening again. president obama meeting in the white house situation room on saturday with top advisers to discuss the san bernardino attack. the president in his weekly address all, but saying the massacre was terrorism. >> it is entirely possible that these two were radicalized to commit the act of terror. it was possibly to say a workplace shooting and calling for stricter gun laws and last month telling the nation
>> right now, we know of no specific and credible intelligence indicating a plot on the homeland. >> today, according to the white house, the president will update the country with the latest on the investigation and argue that isis, quote, will be destroyed. republicans warning the commander in chief is not up to the challenge of defeating the so-called islamic state. ben carson slipping in the polls says he'll stop immigration programs. like the one malik used. >> that vetting resulted in missing someone who could carry out such a horrendous crime. that should be the end of the argument right there. >> while other contenders vow to take the fight directly to isis. >> we won't cower in the face of evil. >> his military strategy is straightforward. >> we need to do saturation
carpet bombing directed at isis. >> we expect the president to say that his strategy will be successful in time. but mostly, we expect the president to talk abandoned what happened in san bernardino and the threat america now faces. now to california where the fbi raided a house belonging to suspect syed farook's childhood friend. miguel almaguer is covering that part of the story in san bernardino. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. with so many indicators pointing to this as a clear act of terror, many are wondering, were warning signs missed. this weekend an overnight raid. the fbi storming the home of syed farook's childhood friend. agents ripping open a garage door, but able saturday to
interview the man that bought and sold these rifles to the gunman more than three years ago. it is another lead into what may have been the deadliest terror attack in the u.s. since 9/11. >> this is a very complex investigation. >> reporter: investigators are still poring through taf sheen malik and syed farook's lives. just before the massacre, she pledged allegiance to isis. >> women are no longer wall flowers. they're not only playing a key role in support, they're playing a key role in limited instances in operations. >> reporter: together, malik and farook amassed an arsenal. they had more ammunition than
some gun stores stock. they unleashed round after round from high powered rifles. >> you've gotten rounds at a time. you load it up, shoot it. you can go through ten rounds in a matter of seconds. >> reporter: witnesses say the shootout with police that left farook and malik dead was over in seconds. >> the bullets echoed through your body. you felt the bullets shake your body. pow, pow, pow. >> reporter: but the bloodshed they left behind inside this office complex will be felt for a lifetime. so many questions remain. those who knew farook say he never appear radicalized but they say they know very lgt about his wife. many questions remain about tashfeen malik. a family member tells the los angeles times malik began
posting extremist messages on facebook after arriving in the united states. nbc news also obtained a photo of her pakistan id card. bill kneelly is in pakistan's capital city isla ma bad and joins us now. >> reporter: good morning. tashfeen malik is as much a mystery here as she is in the united states. she wasn't on a single government watchlist, she'd done nothing wrong either here or in saudi arabia where she grew up. one of her friends said that when he was at university, she destroyed most of her photographs that showed her without a vail. that friend also said that she changed at university. she became deeply comfort,
deeply religious changing her dress and her habits. but, you know, that doesn't explain how she went from pharmacy student to terrorist. she was in her deeply conservative way like millions of pakistani women. nothing explains how she went from a soft spoken suburban mom to a black clad terrorist who opened fire on police and murdered people. was she cradicalized here? we don't know. she pledged allegiance to the isis leader baghdadi. her background can explain who she was but not why she did what she did. she was from here, but as a terrorist, she really came from absolutely nowhere. harry, back to you.
>> thanks. evan coleman is an nbc terrorism analyst. good morning. >> good morning. >> appreciate you coming in again this morning. yesterday, an isis radio station claimed some credit for the attack of these two calling them soldiers of the caliphate. you see this as an isis or isil operation, but does that even matter? >> we've seen a marketedly different reaction than after the paris attacks or the downing russian airliner. it's one of their media units, but they didn't claim credit. if we had called these people something else, they would have said jehovah's witnesses did it. they're getting information from our reports and rebroadcasting it. they have issued no claim of responsibility, they have not
said thrained these people. the fact that they built explosive devices that didn't work, they went after a target that makes almost no sense. none of this fits the isis model. and the question is, were these people inspired by isis, inspired by another group, was it simply radical jihad? we don't really know. there's a lot about these folks we don't know. this does stand in contrast to home grown attacks we've seen previously. >> so many fingers are pointing to her as this possible black widow. does that have any credence with you? >> it's certainly possible. another thing is we don't really know even if she was the one that was radicalized, we don't know when that took place. according to relatives, she began posting extremist posts on facebook, we don't know why.
there's a report that she pledged allegiance to al baghdadi. if she wanted to be known as an isis member, why would she post it under an account without her own name. these are questions we have to answer before we start labeling this isis. >> how do you combat something like this? sleeper cells, lone wolves, whatever you want to call it. >> the white house has put so much emphasis on the countering extremism campaign. we have to go back to the drawing board here and think about what we're doing to dissuade people from doing this. not just here in the u.s., but broader across the world. let's turn to chuck todd. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> let's set the stage for tonight's prime time address in
the oval office. why does the president feel like he needs to do this right now in this way? >> i think that san bernardino coming so soon after paris has the country is jittery. you see it, the issue of security and terrorism has risen on the list of issues most important to americans right now. and frankly there has been a vacuum of sorts, the president has been hesitant about being too outspoken on this issue. i think they realize they need to reassure the public. if they're not out there talking about, don't target good muslim measures and things like this. if the president's not the one out there saying it, someone else is going to fill the vacuum. they now realize the president needs to sort of use the pulpit here to calm the public down. >> beyond that, do they have a
specific strategy to deal with these lone wolves? >> you know, they don't yet. that's a line of questioning i'm going to have later this morning with the attorney general. she's on the show. that's one of the questions. they don't seem to. you saw the head of the homeland security department basically said we need a whole new strategy. they haven't been able to crack this code. you heard evan say this fight to try to fight the ideology on educational grounds has the worked, what more can be done, what more can change. do they need to start monitoring more people? does the fbi have the resources for that? there's this matter of the u.s. constitution. what point do you go too far in violating the rights of american citizens. >> finally, i want to talk to you about tone in this country. we've heard what the candidates have had to say on the campaign trail. but they're not alone. we heard the president of
liberty university urging people on campus to arm themselves. take a listen. >> i've always thought if more good people had conceal carry permits, we could end those muslims before they walk in and kill us. >> he did say he was referring to the san bernardino killers when he was referencing the muslims. is this the rhetoric the president has been really trying to avoid? >> he has and don't forget the president before him has. if the rhetoric becomes sort of us versus muslims, that that's what isil wants to put out there. that's what isis wants to do. they want to be able to say, see, that's what's happening there. that is why the president has to come out and talk to the american public right now. because there is a lot of fear and anxiety. guess what. people are concerned about their security. they're thinking about taking their security procedures into
their own hands. that's why the president i think has to come out and address the public tonight. >> chuck, thank you. make sure to tune into "meet the press" this morning for an exclusive interview with loretta lynch. >> kristen is here now tracking another possible terrorist attack overseas. >> we are. scotland yard said it is treating a slasher attack as a terrorist incident. >> it took place at a london tube station. we're in london with the latest details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. witnesses say people ran for their lives from the subway station where this happened last night fearing it might be the latest terror attack in europe. some onlookers shouted at him, you're not muslim. a message that has now spread on social media. this morning, police are still investigating the attacker's real motives. in a london subway station, an
assailant armed with a knife arrested by two police officers. video of the dramatic moment captured on social media. witnesses heard shouts of "this is for syria" as commuters were attacked. >> i hear him say "this is for syria". >> reporter: there was panic. more jihadist aggression. >> it was really scary. >> reporter: one man suffered serious knife wounds while one other received minor injuries. britain has been on a high state of alert meaning a terrorist attack is highly likely. this morning, downing street says it is monitoring the investigation as police try to establish the true motivation for this terrifying attack. the most severely injured victim is not in a life-threatening condition.
panic and fear can be spread with the current anxious atmosphere across europe. >> thank you. just weeks after the terror attack in paris, the band eagles of death metal with play in that city for the first time since the massacre. now the group is taking the stage with u2, that vowed nothing would stop it from reschedu rescheduling. eagles of death metal has already said it wants to be the first band to play at the bataclan. a deadly shooting was caught on camera in miami. we warn you, it is graphic video. police surrounded a suspect after an attempted bank robbery. the fatal shots were fired. a scare in the air for actor morgan freeman. the 78-year-old actor's plane
had to make a crash landing in mi mississippi. and here at home, major news out of hollywood. the big moment coming a little bit early for kim kardashian and kanye west. the super star couple announced the birth of a baby boy in posts on twitter and facebook. even though he was three weeks early, one of kim's selfie showed just how eager she was for this big birthday to arrive. another little boy is getting excited about the christmas holiday to come. britain's prince william describes an extremely bouncy prince george. love that video. the prince's comments were to a young journalist he met four years ago when she was homeless. prince william promised to give her a big interview if she achieved her dream. incredible. finally, election day for playoffs when top teams will be
paired off for semi-finals and bold games. action on the field can still be wild even as the season winds down, that's for sure. the baylor bears and the texas longhorns got into a bench-clearing brawl in their match. texas won 23-17. so emotions roughening high. >> goodness. instenoses. >> indeed. >> feeling bad for my friends in iowa. >> they lost. how about a look at the weather? >> yes. we are focused on el nino this year. we have this stormy pattern coming in off the pacific. especially in the pacific northwest, washington, oregon and northern california, that's where we're seeing most of our nasty weather. every day or two we're seeing another storm making its way onshore. we are looking at really heavy rain, also mountain snow, very gusty winds and rough surf. we could see gusts from 60 to 70
miles per hour. that could lead to coastal flooding. we're also looking at the potential of flash flooding when you factor in the idea of 5 to 9 inches of rain. the snow is going to be in the highest elevations. this cold front will produce a little bit of light rain through iowa today and lots of clouds hey, we've got some rain this morning. anthony slaughter here tracking showers across parts of the north bay. that's where it will stay today. but the storm door does stay open over the next couple of days. we're talking about another chance of rain not only for wednesday and thursday but next weekend as well. great news as we get into this rain season. you'll notice as we step outside this morning, cloudy skies in place. a little light shower activity across the north bay. and san francisco and points north, that's where you'll see the rain today. otherwise mostly cloudy skies expected with temperatures right near 60 for today. and that's your latest
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san francisco a/ good sunday morning to you. taking a live look outside in san francisco. looks beautiful with the twinkling lights. a little bit of a drizzle there if you're awake with us right now. good morning to you. i'm kira klapper in for whitney. >> good to be with you once again. made it to sunday. you know we're actually finding rain across parts of the north bay. even san francisco as you mentioned. light drizzle falling and that's where it's going to be, san francisco and points north. everywhere else will see a generally cloudy skies. we'll see a few peeks of sunshine towards the end. temperatures are mild, in the 50s. not too bad. no 30s, definitely no 20s out there this morning. high temperatures today back to near 60. and again, it's going to be manly cloudy all day long really
from the peninsula, san francisco and points north. that's where you could see a passing brief shower. most likely in the morning. then this afternoon we all clear out. mostly cloudy even this afternoon. the storm door does stay open over the next couple of days. not only a chance of rain for wednesday and thursday but next weekend. we'll talk more about that at 7:00. >> anthony, thanks. this morning the search is on for the person who opened fire on a busy east bay freeway. the shooting happened in concord just before 4:00 yesterday afternoon near the grant avenue exit. traffic came to a standstill, lanes of the freeway shut down for hours. our nbc bay area chopper caught video of the backup. it stretched for miles. police say they started getting 911 calls that a driver in a silver suv was firing shots into a gold-colored suv shortly afterwards, a man -- a wounded man showed up at the hospital. he underwent surgery, and he is expected to survive. >> we can't say that there was multiple shots fired. he had at least at minimum two
upper body gunshot wounds, and there was also bullet holes that were found on the side of his vehicle. >> southbound lanes were closed for about two hours. police are not sure if it was a road rage incident or if the shooter knew the victim. and we now know the name of the oakland teen killed in a tree-climbing accident. jack lewis was a 16-year-old student at oakland technical high school. he was crushed and killed by a large tree branch friday night. it happened just outside of fairyland. police say he was climbing on that branch when it snapped. yesterday his friends and family went to pay their respects. >> he was a really light-hearted guy, outgoing. he was down for anything. like i don't know, he was, like, the home boy. like you could talk to him about anything. >> oakland mayor says the tragic loss is heartbreaking for the city. well, coming up at 7:00 on
"today in the bay," a warning about what is expected to be one of the most popular gifts this holiday season. we'll find out, too, if anthony will be buying it for his baby. probably not. or yourself. that plus all your top stories and rain in the forecast coming up at 7:00. right now we'll send you back to the "today" show. hope you stay with us.
♪ ♪ smooth, smooth >> excuse me. >> i love it. >> do you remember the story we did? >> did you discover him? >> well -- there we are. fantastic performance from the talented leon bridges on "snl" last night. also actor ryan gosling tore the place apart last night. we'll have a clip of that in just a moment. we're back this sunday morning, december 6th, 2015. huge holiday crowd out here. [ cheers and applause ] >> and a pretty nice morning for
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suspect at this time. and police in london say they are treating saturday's stabbing at a tube station as a terrorist incident. eyewitnesss say the suspect screamed "this is for syria." britain is on its second highest alert level. we begin this half hour with new concerns about one of the most wanted gifts this holiday season. hover boards. some experts wonder how safe they really are. >> reporter: part skateboard, part segway, hover boards are the hottest things on two wheels. and depends on your point of view, tons of fun or terrifying. >> there you go. >> reporter: jimmy fallon tried one with a little help from jamie foxx. and justin bieber makes it look easy. but are they safe?
>> they're unregulated products. any time you're moving your body at a speed 5 miles per hour, 10 miles per hour, you're introducing potential for injury. >> reporter: the consumer product safety commission says it has reports of more than 20 falls, serious enough to require a trip to the emergency room. and it's investigating at least five reports of hover board fires like this case in gulf shores, alabama, caught on video by timothy cade. >> my only safety concerns at the time was me hurting myself, like falling off. i never thought they would explode or anything like that. >> reporter: a hover board fire caused major damage to a family home. no one was hurt. in harris county, texas, another fire caught on video. in louisiana, jessica's son got a hover board for his 12th
birthday. when he put it on charge, jessica says it burst into flames. the family lost everything. hover boards are so new, in most cases, regulations have caught up. in new york city, riding one in public can get you a fine. the cpsc suggests protecting yourself with a helmet, elbow and knee pads and says report any incidents to saferproducts.gov. >> slow down. wait to see what's going on with these products and which ones are safer than others. >> reporter: tantalizing or terrifying, you're likely to see more hover boards whizzing by. >> i want to try it. >> i think i'd struggle to stay on. >> they -- >> i'm sure it's not easy. >> i've seen people doing it in airports. >> the other day i saw a guy boarding a plane on on hover
board. they let him do it. >> help us out here. >> the weather? it is going to be very mild day across most of the country again. we're talking about this el nino pattern. normally we tend to see above average temperatures in the plains. in bismarck, it will be 16 degrees above average today. denver, 57 degrees. in the northeast, five to 15 degrees above average. and there is a front, but it's not producing a whole lot of bad weather. we're seeing clouds and showers through iowa. it's the pacific northwest where we're seeing good sunday morning to you. meteorologist anthony slaughter here. we're finding shower as cross parts of the north bay. most of it from sacramento over towards i-80 and points northward. even san francisco, you'll find a little drizzle. again, most of that will stay confined to the coastline and north bay. cloudy skies this morning. a beautiful sunrise from the
south bay. mostly cloudy skies are expected through most of the day today. in fact, the showers will end by about noon for san francisco and points north. and then again, mainly cloudy skies. temperatures near 60 today and more rain on the way this upcoming week. and that's your latest forecast. >> big night on snl last night. actor ryan gosling hosting for the first time. seems like he hit it out of the park. >> the wiz was a big hit for nbc, so of course snl had to poke a little fun at the program. he gets less than the land of the wiz. >> i'm looking to my friend dorothy. >> my name's dorothy too. does your friend know how to whip, dab and do the nae nae. >> yeah, i have no idea what those words are. >> it was really funny. >> you guys aren't even old enough to remember the original. >> he was had some impressive
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79-year-old marjorie simmons' husband is disabled. her two adult children still live at home. >> money is a little tight, and it does help me as far as that is concerned. >> reporter: how does it all add up? 60% of diners pay the suggested price. 20% actually pay more while 20% get a free meal. >> and that works that you can actually keep the books balanced. >> it actually does. >> how is everything? >> libby comby a one-time meth addict runs it with employees. >> those who cannot afford a meal are not turned away. they just have to volunteer some time like washing dishes. >> and half and half, right? >> melanie donohoe is one of the many volunteers. nine months ago, she was a drug addict. she knows the struggle. >> what it means to be hungry would be digging out of the garbage cans, looking in
dumpsters, hoping somebody's thrown something out that you can actually eat. >> you've done that? >> yes. >> by design, no one knows who is volunteering or who is an employee. same goes for those eating for free and those paying. it's all a purposeful mystery. >> amazing things happen at the table when people start breaking bread together and they start getting to know one another because we are so busy being busy that we don't even know our neighbors anymore. >> those who buy the meals say the food is as good as any restaurant in town and those who pay extra says their meal fills their stomach and their heart. >> it makes me feel good. i've been fortunate and so let someone else get what they need. >> the mosaic community cafe where dignity is served with every free meal. >> for "today," kerry sanders, nbc news, barto, florida. i love that line, we are so busy being busy we don't know our neighbors anymore.
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rodeo at 11. it has to be an extension of your body. it's the mechanics of what your hand does translated into what your rope does to almost an art form. preparation is huge to me. that's where i get my confidence. it's a never-ending cycle. it seems like the more you win, the more it's yours to lose. >> brazile is married with three children. he says family is his foundation. >> i'm always taking being a role model seriously as a world champion, but being a dad brings role model to a whole other level. they never quit watching you. >> busiest guy is the man sitting to my right. trevor brazile. >> he is the king of the cowboys. >> is it now the house that trevor built? do we say that now? >> don't give him any ammunition. >> the phrase king of the cowboys is something i never get used to. it sounds awkward because i know my peers, and i know how
talented they are. >> he probably is the face of rodeo these days because he is a winner. >> i think trevor is an icon for the sport of rodeo. >> opening night of the national finals arrives, trevor prepares backstage. >> it's a really delicate situation right before i go in the arena because i have to bring myself up to be able to compete at that level so when i'm back there and i'm amped up. i've got to be able to be hitting on all eight cylinders. >> despite his all-around work in rodeo, trevor is known for his success in the tie down event. >> it's just me, my horse and a calf. when i get there i can block the calf off, flanking and putting the string on his front foot and tie him up and all of that needs to happen in seven or eight seconds. >> how about 6.8 seconds, to be exact. a new record. the fastest round-one time in finalist history? he's the champ.
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this morning on "sundays with harry," how often do you hear someone say they just don't build things like they useded to. >> when you hear that, it's because they simply just don't make those things anymore. ♪ >> on the south dakota prairie, outside of mitchell, a stagecoach gets ready for a test drive. >> this feels pretty good. >> yeah. >> doug hansen has the reins. up front, a couple of considerable horses. >> is it big and rich? >> big and rich. well, look how wide he is, you know? >> yeah. >> soon we're moving right along just like in the old days. >> this is the stage coach that was used to the dead wood trail and then it was just a pile of bones when we got it. >> if you need a stage coach fixed up or built from scratch, doug hansen is the guy.
♪ ♪ >> i feel like i'm in a movie. >> there you go. >> you are in a movie. [ laughter ] >> take one. >> quentin tarantino's new movie features a hansen stagecoach. >> got room for one more? >> and so does wells fargo. they have several, in fact. >> i do it all with a block plain. >> mike teaches with the old masters, the guys that built wagons a hundred years ago, that's who my instructors were. >> i have it a little bit longer here. >> except they didn't leave any instruction manuals. >> it's not like you can type into a computer. >> no. you can't go to the smithsonian. you can't google it. >> they do everything from the ground up. everything. it takes time. and a keen sense of adhering to what is authentic. there are no shortcuts. we couldn't take our eyes off the wheel right.
this is how you make a wagon wheel. same as centuries ago, and this is how you get from here to there back in the day. they'd cram nine passengers inside. >> nine people in here? >> let me just see -- >> jump in there, harry. >> nine sweaty passengers that haven't had a bath since they left st. louis? [ laughter ] so it's not that bad on the airplane. ♪ >> it takes six months or 1500 man hours to build a stage coach and they don't come cheap. >> you can probably buy a couple of new pickups for the price of a stagecoach, you know? >> once a month, the folks at hansel wheel and wagon have lunch the old-fashioned way. off the back of a chuck wagon. it's a welcoming feast where there are no strangers. ♪ ♪ >> how do you not think of the
pioneers when you are surrounded by all of this? >> the rig, you know, the wagon and the horses and how to navigate this country. yeah, just opens up a whole new appreciation that you can't get from reading it, seeing it in the museum. go out and do it and it wakes you up. wow. >> that's awesome. >> i know, right? >> where do you park your stagecoach? [ laughter ] >> what did it feel like to be up there? >> it was really fun. really fun to be way up on the top. wouldn't want to be down below. can you imagine that? they said they used to post rules for people on the stagecoach, including down inside the compartment. if you're going to chew tobacco, don't spit into the wind. if you bring booze, you can't drink it yourself, you have to share it. >> what a treat. >> it's such an amazing
. this thing. it's not like you can look up the schematics or whatever. >> you can't google it. >> he gets all the old wagons he can get his hands on, he takes them apart. here's the other thing that's interesting. you find imprints of old manufacturers like international harvester which is a big tractor manufacturer. they used to make those things back in the day. all kinds of people in that business who ended up in the automobile and trucking and tractor business. >> harry, we appreciate you. we do. >> every day out of the building is a victory for the good guys. before you go, way want to tell you about dylan. look at that. >> great cover! >> fantastic. >> fun tidbits. >> go to boston. >> okay. >> or you can read it online. >> great shot.
from nbc bay area, this is "today in the bay." >> good sunday morning to you. it is 7:00. we're taking a live look outside in san jose. christmas in the park. cloudy skies over san jose. and a little bit of rain north of the golden gate bridge this morning. good morning to you. thanks for joining us. i'm kira klapper in for vicky nguyen. anthony slaughter. >> we're looking at rain. even in san francisco this morning, even as i switch over to the bay bridge cam, we are seeing a little drizzle on the lens. points near oakland and northward, that's what you can expect. as we take you through the next couple of days