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to san rafael. a good commute for 580, as well. >> sounds good, that's what's happening "today in the bay." back in 25 minutes. live look of the bay bridge. hope you have a great day. good morning. snow. the nation's capital gets ready for what could be one of its worst storms ever. commuters stuck for hours. even the president as motorcade delayed. how will they deal with the two feet that may be coming? the dow down this morning after plunging again, at one point lost more than 550 points. we'll be live at the stock exchange. and bernie sanders --
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>> he's a whacko. he's beating hillary clinton. >> and mountain of trouble. an out of bounds snowboarder triggers an avalanche at a california resort. the incident is caught on camera. he does make it out alive but will he dig himself out of legal trouble hae coue could be facin today, thursday, january 21st, 2016. >> this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. >> welcome to "today." if there were a transcript of that snowboarder, it would be expletive, expletive, expletive. >> we'll thank our editors. we'll be able to hear some of that. but have you heard about the snowstorm on the way?
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on the east coast, there could be an historic storm that is guaranteed no matter when to snarl travel coast to coast. our weather team, al and dylan, they've got it covered. dylan, let's start with you. >> matt, good morning. it's been 94 years since washington d contract has had a two-foot snowstorm but here at the salt depot, they say they're ready. this is what 22,000 tons of salt look like. they have more than a dozen vehicles and several more on standby. you'd think we're in good shape leading up to the weekend but if last night less than one inch of snow is any indication if they're ready, i think d.c. might have a little more preparing to do. >> call it the storm before the storm, a small taste of what's to come. people stuck on d.c.'s highway for hours.
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>> cars are abandoned and everything. >> and the traffic report are sounding like rush hour -- >> not even president obama's motorcade could avoid the mess, slipping and sliding along with everyone else on the road. hundreds of crashes reported in virginia, navigation systems showing a travel nightmare after only an inch of snow and an historic storm now less than 48 hours away. >> could be one of the top two, three of all time. >> if this is what a single inch does, how can we hand al blizzard? >> the mayor of d.c. asking drivers to stay off the road. >> we haven't had a forecasted storm of 24 inches in my memory. >> last time d.c. saw something this bad, it should down the city for days.
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>> people were grabbing the sides of the truck and grabbing for shovels and stuff zpl. >> the rush to stock up is already under way. >> at a nearby costco, bottled water taken as quickly as it's stocked. >> we're picking up some extra wine add beer. >> at reagan airport, travelers trying to escape early. >> even the uber driefrp ver on way is like get red oady, man. >> there's still a 28-mile backup around washington, d.c. right now. several schools are closed and the sun's back out. i also learned something yesterday when i landed at reagan. they only have one deicer and they deice the planes at the gate. sole while we were landed, we
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still had to wait an nohour and half to get a gate to pull into. >> dylan, thanks very much. >> the folks out west might thing snowstorm out east but it could be coming to you in terms of travel delays. >> that's right. this will be a massive ripple effect. this system started out west and made its way inland and we're dealing with its effects. we've got upwards of 81 million people affected by some sort of winter weather advisory. as you move into the northeast closer, we have blizzard watches up for fredericksburg, washington, d.c., maryland, new york city and long island. last time they had a blizzard watch in effect was 1993 pap blizzard is for hours or more, sustained wins for three hours or later that will drop visibility to less than a quarter of a mile.
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we start off with friday evening. there's snow stretching from memphis to washington, d.c. at the same time a severe threat -- the system is formed off the care luolina carolinas. we have snow back into nashville. as it moves up the coast, it's going to strengthen. we're going to be seeing saturday heavy snow from roanoke, washington, baltimore up into new jersey, new york city and coastal connecticut and then during the day on saturday, here as the coastal threats we have. wind gusts of 60 miles per hour, major coastal flooding, the full moon will raise the risk for flooding along the eastern sea board. you've got a wide swath of snow from nashville, just south of boston. here's when we're looking for. we're basically going to expect harrisburg, virginia to see upwards of two feet to three feet of snow, and washington, d.c. the major city that's going
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to see the most snow, two feet or more, blizzard watch in effect through saturday and we've got the coastal flooding, power outages expected. it's going to be a real mess. >> let's take a look at a rough wide on wall street. it's the worst start to a year in history. right now the dow is up slightly about 58 points. driving it all, plunging oil prices now at the lowst level since 2003. olivia, it seems like sells are are taking a deep breath. >> indeed. perhaps because we are officially in correction territory, the dow and s&p off over 9% since the start of the year. the big cause of the selling since the start of the year again has been the plunging price of crude. and it's not just the big energy company, chevron, exxon being
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the two biggest publicly traded oil companies, it's the fact that the industry is a big part of our economy. they cancel plans to invest in new projects and lay thousands of people off. all the companies that make the equipment that supply the oil companies and the communities where the people live really do start to hurt and that's why the price of oil drags down the market and the broader economy. >> oil being the big culprit right now. it's holding steady at about $28 a barrel. in addition to the concerns over oil, is it fair to say there was a healthy dose of panic selling as well? >> indeed. it certainly looked like panic selling. at one point the dow down 562. you had stocks trading at their 52-week low.
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that certainly looks like panic. i've talked to a lot of traders who say this market looks oversold. traders are starting to build in a recession. this is an economy producing about 200,000 jobs for four years. that is not an economy on the brink of a recession. >> the candidates try out new jabs as sarah palin hits the campaign trail with jabs her own. >> with their friendship giving way to a feud, it's a head-to-head matchup that could decide the next nominee. conservatives argue that supporting trump means siding
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with the washington establishment. donald trump began zeroing in on his number one target, ted cruz. >> he's two faced. it's worst than hillary when you think about it. >> cruz wasting no time firing back, casting himself as the true conservative. >> we're seeing the washington establishment abandoning marco rubio and unifying behind donald trump. and mr. trump's pitch to the washington establishment is he's a deal make are. >> that rebuttal saying there would be whole sale and cataclysmic losses if trump were the nominee. >> sarah palin addressing headlines surrounding her older son track arrested for domestic violence against his girl friend. >> but my son like so many others, they come back a bit different, they come back hardened. it starts from the top. the question, though, that comes
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dpr our own president where they have to look at him and wonder do you know what we go through? do you know what we're trying to do to secure america? >> cruz securing his own reality tv star poucher with an endorsement from "duck dynasty." >> they kill a duck, put them in a pot and make them a good duck gum bow. >> the establishment candidates now eyeing an opening. >> trump and cruz are literally dead even in iowa. also new this morning, j.f.k.'s grandson diving into this. ted cr "i find this notion that ted cruz is taking up miey grandfather's mantle absurd. >> hillary clinton as campaign
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is taking out all the stops to try and slow his growing momentum. and d andrea mitchell has more on that. >> hillary clinton is crisscrossing iowa today. hillary clinton in iowa fighting off a bernie sanders surge. >> it's not wlp u get knocked down, it's whether you get back up. and i've gotten back up time and time and time again. >> touting her experience in a enough ad invoking 9/1 is. >> the senator who helped a city rise again, the secretary of state who stood up for america. >> sanders unleashed his own ad showcasing his vote against of the iraq war, which she supported. >> i voted against the war in iraq and that was the right vote. >> clinton is also relying on her husband to make her case. >> this has turned into an interesting election. >> for the first time criticizing sanders without naming him.
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>> hillary as opponent says the one place where she disagrees with her opponent is -- >> reporter: the clinton campaign says they want to run against sanders. >> they would try to take at that label of socialism and frighten people away from bernie sanders. i'm o not saying it would be fair. i'm saving it would be a reality. >> clinton's first fear losing iowa. even sanders' aides think new hampshire is a lot closer than that nech say their ground organization beats her. 13,000 volunteers. a new bus and enough money to go the distance. >> he's going to bring people in the process who never be there unless he's the nominee of the party.
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>> both of them come back to iowa where the critical caucuses are a week from monday. >> chuck todd is with us. >> good morning. >> claire mccaskill, senator from missouri, is this a winning strategy for clinton's campaign? >> right now i don't know. in the long run when you start getting more states involved, yes. it's possible to start focusing the electorate on that. ask iowa democrats whether the world socialist or capitalist most histories him, 43% of the democrats in iowa said they're identified as socialists, just 38 identified as capitalists. >> ted cruz is starting a new strategy. after months of running as outsiders, he says the establishment of the republican
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party is starting to come around to donald trump. he's now the establishment candidate. is it effective? >> i don't know yet. i think it's hard to sit there and say that donald trump and his new pal sarah palin are somehow party establishment. ted cruz is right, there is chatter. they're going, geez, if you're going to make us pick between ted cruz and trump, we'll take cruise. but that he can make the connection to say donald trump is part of the establishment, i don't know that the average voter is going to believe that. >> one of the polls i saw in new hampshire had cruz coming in second. usually new hampshire is a place where moderates and mainstream candidates have their chance to did well. what do you have make of cruz making a run in new hampshire? >> we always talk about these lanes and it's a little bit absurd, the trump lane, the establishment lane. nobody is fighting for the cruz vote, the libertarian, evangelical vote.
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it's not the dominant electorate in new hampshire but if he's the only one going for it. i think if cruz wins iowa, he will be second and we're lacking at trump cruz. i don't know how the establishment breaks through if they doesn't take trump down in iowa. >> we'll be watching. >> the obama administration could announce new visa requirements for some travelers. they want to make it harder for those who have fought for isis to come to the united states. they're dual nationals of iran, iraq, syria, who have advice uttu -- advice uttvisited the country i five years. >> and governor rick snyder is asking the government to reconsider his denial of the --
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on wednesday the michigan house approved the governor's request for another $28 million that will pay for more filters, bottled water, school nurses and testing. >> some big news from the nfl. the buffalo bills made history on wednesday, hiring the league's first full-time female assistant coach. katherine smith was named quality control special teams coach. she previously served as an a str -- administrative assistant to bills red coach rex mysmith. >> 29-year-old christian mayors was wearing a body camera when he boarded down a steep run in a resort in northern california.
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the video shows him being buried under cascading snow. he was in an active avalanche that was closed to the public. they say he put himself had, his friends and the public in danger. >> the good news is you survived. >> mr. roker, you're busy these days. >> i'm telling you. with you let's take a look at the rest of the country. heavy rains, strong wins, stretching from the pacific northwest in northern california. look for an iegs ocy mix in the central part of the country. a severe risk of strong storms down through the southern gulf. we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds.
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good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. one more dry day before we start to see our next storm system moving in. and temperatures are mild. we're right at about the low 50s now and heading into the low 60s this afternoon. look for a high of 62 degrees in san francisco in the east bay, in the tri-valley, a high of 63 degrees, up to 67 in the south bay and breezy winds with a mixture of sun and clouds, we will be seeing some showers moving in as we go into tonight and into the day tomorrow. >> that's your latest weather. savannah? >> al, thanks. just ahead, was it approved by vladimir putin? the bombshell report out this morning on the death of a former russian spy, poisoned with a cup of tea. the navy seal who helped kill osama bin laden is under
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investigation. did he take an unauthorized souvenir from the raid? first, this is "today" on nbc.
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now. the radar is rain free for now, kari. >> it is but we're watching the next storm system as it approach approaches. this one will bring several hours of at least some light rain and then it gets heavier saturday morning. for now we're enjoying mild spraining like temperatures, highs today in the 60s and the rain begins later on tonight. let's check in with mike. taking a live look at san mateo bridge, slow for 92, same ning for 84. look at oakland to the north, 880 shows the buildup around high street through downtown oakland. and more look at that, the east shore freeway, a crash now causing more slowing. we may have one leaned blocked through richmond. typical slowing on the peninsula. a couple of crashes have cleared to the shoulder. distractions but really there's just the build north.
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that's going to do it for us right now. we'll be back in 25 minutes with another update. 7:30 on a thursday.
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it's the 21st day of january, 2016. chilly morning here in new york city. lots of parts of the country, especially here in the east coast, getting ready for some nasty ready over the next couple days. >> good morning to you. >> on that happy note, let's look at the headlines. the weather is the story. up and down the east coast, people getting ready for the monster storm that's expected to hammer this region in the coming days. the nation's capital is in the cross hairs with up to two feet of snow expected there. last night, d.c. got a little taste of what's to come, a thin coating. it tripled traffic. president obama's motorcade got caught up in the gridlock. the affluenza teen could return to texas.
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ethan couch has been fighting deportation from mexico, where he fled after missing a meeting with his parol officer. couch's u.s. attorneys say paperwork has been filed to end the ongoing immigration proceeding. oregon's governor calling on federal authorities to stop the ongoing siege by armed protesters at a wildlife refuge. the tense situation that began on january 2nd is causing fear among local residents and must end. let's start with explosive new allegations tied to the fatal poisoning of a former russian spy. nbc's chief global correspondent bill neely has the story. good morning. >> good morning, matt. vladimir putin, as we know, is a former spy himself, and a man with a grudge. that's according to a british judge, who accused him of probably approving the murder of another former russian spy, a defector here in london. it's a report and allegation
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that threatens to sour relations even more between russia and the west. >> reporter: alexander l litvinenko's tea has been poisoned by two russians he met at a hotel. today's report named the men as the likely killers, accused a russian state of ordering the hit, and accused russia's president. >> the operation to kill mr. litvinenko was probably approved by head of the fsb, and also by president putin. >> reporter: litvinenko was a former russian spy with explosive allegations about putin's links to the russian mafia. he switched sides to work for
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british intel yeligence made enemies. two russians, the report says, were sent to london to kill him. they met litvinenko at this hotel and poured him tea, which he drank. it contained a radioactive liquid that likely came from a nuclear reactor in russia. he took three weeks to die. they left a trail of clues but again, today, denied they were the killers. litvinenko accused putin of ordering his murder. the kremlin denies involvement. his wife calls his killing an act of nuclear terrorism. britain wants the suspects extradited to face trial. putin already refused. one of the men is now a lawmaker. the killing may be involved. the culprits are still free. >> russia this morning called this report political and rejected its conclusions. the british government said this was a state sponsored murder.
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this won't help the already strained relations between russia and the west over syria and other issues. but the murder case itself almost certainly ends here. with no one ever likely to face trial for litvinenko's death. >> bill on this bizarre story. thanks very much. now to two investigations connected to the killing of osama bin laden and one of the former navy seals who played a key role in the raid. stephanie gosk is here with the story. >> good morning. best-selling book, former navy seal matthew bissonnette claims he not only shot bin laden, but he also took pictures of the body. a new report alleges bissonnette kept one of the photos for himself. >> reporter: not long after the infamous raid that left osama bin laden dead, a top pentagon official ordered all photos of the body destroyed or turned over, amid concerns the images might be used as anti-u.s.
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propaganda. a new report says there might have been one photo still out there until recently. according to an article that sites who unnamed sources close to the probe, matthew bissonnette kept an image of bin laden's remains. >> the idea that there are no photos of bin laden running outside of government control is a silly notion. >> reporter: following the release of his best-selling account of the raid "no easy day," and this interview on "60 minutes," while in disguise, bissonnette was under investigation for revealing classified information. investigators suspected he may have a photo on his hard drive and struck a deal, guaranteeing they wouldn't arrest bissonnette if he voluntarily turned it over. according to the article. >> what we don't know is whether this was a particular one of a close up of his head or body. we do know it was unauthorized. >> reporter: that hard drive may have stirred up more trouble for
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the former seal. the report said information on the drive triggered a separate investigation, saying bissonnette may have been using his position as a navy seal to illegally steer business to his privately owned companies. >> though those businesses in theory were okayed by the command, it's not clear that the command had a full understanding of what he was doing on his side businesses. >> nbc news did not independently verify the details of the report, but bissonnette's lawyer did tell nbc the investigation into the alleged release of classified information ended last august. he would not comment on the existence of a photo. >> so many stories coming out of that raid. stephanie, thank you very much. let's turn to mr. roker for a check of the weather. >> we have weather to talk about as far as the west coast. they are seeing more el nino fueled storms coming in to the pacific northwest and northern california. going to get hit hard over the next several days. today, another system stretching
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from seattle all the way into san francisco. heavy rain and costal gale. a lot of wind coming on in there. saturday morning you'll get a short break and the next system adds to the total. the snow in the sierra will increase, great news for the snow pack. four to five inches of snow. locally, could be six inches in the olympics. the snowfall, we're looking to the sierra, two and we have one last dry day before the storm system arrives. but we will start to see the rain moving into the north bay later on tonight. our temperatures are also nice and mild. as we take a look at the microclimates, the sun is rising with high level clouds moving if. temperatures about 50 degrees. we're heading up to 26 in san francisco in the east bay and the north bay up to 60 degrees, 63 in the tri-valley.
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south bay, temperatures reaching 67 degrees and rain will start to move in tonight. d to the weather channel and weather.com, guys. coming up, not so funny. amy schumer under fire for allegedly stealing jokes. what she is saying about the controversy. coming up next, a spotlight back on sarah palin as her ♪
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someone with loyal follow ters d an ability to fundraise. also, no shortage of drama. >> are you ready to make america great again? >> reporter: as sarah palin endorses donald trump, a personal problem surfaces in the shadow of her political life. her son track, an iraq war veteran, charged with misdemeanors after arrested on domestic violence charges. >> my son like others come back a bit different. they come back hardened. >> reporter: it's nothing new for palin, blending the personal and the political. palin resigned as alaska's governor, eventually signing on as a fox news commentator. >> they look at our president as one who wears mom jeans. >> reporter: me has books and started reality shows like "sarah palin's alaska" on tlc. >> pull. >> good shot. >> reporter: yet, she remains a conservative fire brand, funding like-minded candidates through
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7:49. carson is in the orange room with a sweet moment, and it's going viral this morning. >> it is. these twins were born in australia earlier this month. they were born premature, under 29 weeks. they weighed about 2 pounds. they did require immediate medical attention. when their father was finally able to hold them for the first time, that bond was quite clear. take a look at this video here. see in the center, they're holding hands. heartwarming video. the twins latched on to each other. the couple shared this moment on their facebook page, and the video has been viewed 10 million times. their bond didn't break there. when mom held the babies, as well. they were still holding hands there. >> adorable. >> she hesitated to share the video at first because she was worried people might be disturbed, with the babies, seeing their breathing tubes, but she thought it might be helpful. she said, i googled like crazy
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looking for hope when we were told we might be premature. her story is touching many this morning and both babies are doing very, very well. >> you don't notice the breathing tubes. you just see the little hands. >> really cute. >> so tiny. >> thank you. coming up, is it the death of department stores? major retailers closing dozens of locations. some popular chains are trying to win back your business. on consumer confidential, the inside secrets of thousands of people came out today to run the race for retirement. so we asked them... are you completely prepared for retirement? okay, mostly prepared? could you save 1% more of your income? it doesn't sound like much, but saving an additional 1% now, could make a big difference over time. i'm going to be even better about saving. you can do it, it helps in the long run.
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now... ==topvo== good thursday morning. it's 7:56. i'm sam brock. happening right now, rescue crews resuming their search for a missing surfer in the north bay. teams have combed the waters. the national park service sent us picture of that search yesterday. two people found the surfer unconscious in the water. one person started performing cpr when a wave rolled in and pulled the surfer back out into the water. also in the north bay, a historic bridge damaged in the earthquake last year reopening later today. a large crack formed in the bridge following a light quake last may. the 100-year-old bridge contacts highway 29 to the silverado trail. napa county public works says the renovations now allow for ten lanes of traffic. as our director just observed very smartly, blue skies. it's been a while since we've
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seen blue skies but we've got that today. >> and warm temperature too. live look at san jose, nice clear start to the day but the next storm system is starting to approach bringing rain to the north bay later on tonight. today highs reaching into the highs to mid to upper 60s in san francisco, up to 62 degrees, and 64 in fairfield, 66 in antioch and also in pleasanton. i'm sure that our director also noticed this, the traffic behind me it's come to a stop because we have a digital freeze on our camera. but it's still moving slowly. knot bound routes through sin kol valley showing the big build. there's a smoother drive around the pay but slowing in fremont and palo alto. we do see the slowing out toward oakland and the bay bridge. the meters lights are on. >> i think everything knows
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about the slowdown traffic in the bay area. not the best kept secret. we'll be back in 25 minutes with another update.
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, death of the department store. shifting strategy to win back your business. hotel tell-all. an insider reveals secrets of the hotel industry. everything you need to know before you check in. viva j.lo. jenny is on the strip, and hoda is live in las vegas after her spectacular new show. >> it's a fantasy, to have a show in vegas. today, thursday, january 21st, 2016. >> we came from alaska to see al.
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♪ one way or another >> celebrating my sweet 16 at "today" show. >> hello to friends and family. >> georgia. >> and alabama. >> good morning. >> mother-daughter trip from oklahoma. good morning, everybody. it's thursday, january 21st, 2016. nice day out on our plaza. this is the calm before the storm. the snow is coming to the east, and we're getting ready. we have everybody out on the plaza, present and accounted for. natalie, good job on the throwback thursday song. another win for natalie. blondie, "one way or another." >> finally. >> i'm proud of you. >> after that glee selection. >> we give her a hard time. >> i was the glee selection. don't blame natalie. i got your back. coming up, as we said, we're going to check in with hoda, who was partying it up in las vegas. >> jennifer lopez. >> she was auditioning to be a backup dancer. how did it go, hoda?
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>> oh, my gosh. it was like a dream. hurry up and get to the spot! it's so fun. >> did you go to sleep, hoda? >> i had an hour, and that's all you need. one hour. >> you wear it well, sister. we'll talk to you soon. also coming up on today's food, we're making lasagna the lighter and easier way, thanks to our slow cooker. >> that's the lighter way? sign me up. first, let's go to natalie for the top stories. once again, we're talking about the east coast bracing for the massive snowstorm, expected this weekend. the washington, d.c. area already dealing with an early taste of what's to come. dylan dreyer is there. good morning. >> good morning, natalie. yes, we are awaiting a potentially historic blizzard that will arrive this weekend. it's been 94 years since washington, d.c. has been hit by two feet of snow. are they ready? yesterday, we had 0.7 inches of snow in washington, d.c. and it wasn't the most successful test run. cars were spinning out.
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hundreds of accidents were reported. even the president's motorcade was slipping and sliding along with everyone else. this morning, we are still dealing with the residual effects of that. cars are still stuck on the side of the road. there are backups more than five miles long into and out of the city. several school districts are closed this morning. it's a good thing this weekend storm arrives late friday and lasts through saturday. most folks will be home. they are preparing, clearing out the shelves, stocking up. we have thousands of tons of salt here, ready to go. new trucks on standby. we'll see how it plays out when the main event starts tomorrow. >> fingers crossed. dylan dreyer, thanks. al will have the complete forecast in a little bit. all eyes on the stock market today after another turbulent day. at one point on wednesday, the dow was down 550 points before it closed with a drop of half that much.
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the dow is down about 9.5% this year. analysts blame falling oil prices and a cooling economy in china. republican donald trump is holding a rally today in las vegas after doubling down on all of his opponents. on wednesday, he called democrat bernie sanders a wacko and called ted cruz two-faced. sarah palin, stumping for trump, spoke about her son, accused of domestic violence, a war veteran. >> my son, like so many others, they come back a bit different. they come back hardened. it starts from the top. the question though, it comes from our own president, where they have to look at him and wonder, do you know what we go through? >> jfk's grandson is jumping into the debate, responding the ted cruz's claim that kennedy would be a republican today. jack kennedy called that absurd. among democrats, hillary clinton is crisscrossing iowa today, hoping to fight off a surge by bernie sanders. she holds a slim lead in iowa
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polls and is hoping to prevent sanders from sweeping iowa and new hampshire. where sanders has a big lead in the polls. she criticized sanders, saying he wants to start over again on health care. the iowa caucuses take place in 11 days. > two people are recovering after a frightening crash on wednesday when a fire truck smashed into a dairy queen northeast of dallas. the fire truck had been in a repair truck and was being driven back by a repair worker when it slammed into the building. one person inside the dairy queen was hurt, along with the driver. investigators are trying to find out what caused the trash. heads up play from the world of high school basketball. take a look. the pass goes into the player under the basket. the ball hits and we see it, on the temple. bounces and goes in. yes, it's good for two points. probably not a shot you want to try when playing a game. it can hurt the temple.
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>> didn't drill for the head shot, huh? >> no. >> natalie, thank you. >> you got it. do you loathe a trip to the mall? >> yeah. >> sometimes. >> parking is an issue. >> with the rise of online shopping, we're witnessing the death of department stores as we know them. sheinelle jones has more on that story. good morning. >> good morning. since the start of 2016, a number of major retailers have announced plans to close hundreds of stores. experts say traditional department stores aren't about to go away entirely, but they are changing. >> reporter: this is the way more and more of us shop now. we click up more than $300 billion in sales every year, and that number is growing. for many shoppers, driving to the mall and fighting the crowds just isn't necessary anymore. >> i no longer find department store shopping satisfying. >> online shopping is the way of the future. >> reporter: to traditional department stores already struggling with declining sales, the attitudes are chilling.
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>> the past 10 to 15 years, we've seen fewer department stores. >> reporter: macy's plans to close 40 stores this year. 2014, sears closed 130. c.j. penny closed the doors of 41 and plan to close seven more this year. >> we have to make it more productive. >> reporter: macy's plans to put some of the backstage discount stores in locations to compete with successful discounters, like t.j. maxx. penney is hoping customers who buy their clothes will think about washing and drying them. >> department stores reinvented themselves multiple times and that's what we're seeing. >> reporter: critics on social media may not be easy to convince. one tweeting, it takes approximately 47 seconds in a department store for me to remember why i don't auroften go department stores. another, i still hate malls and large department stores.
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#2 items took 2 hours. on cnbc, macy's ceo says, don't count out the big guys yet. >> has the death of the department store been exaggerated at this point? >> i sure do. grossly exaggerated. >> reporter: experts agree, traditional department stores are not going away. >> i think we will still have department stores, and i think they're going to get better over time. because as the millenials age, they're learning how to service that new demographic. >> it's no longer just about shopping. it's now about the experience. they're offering restaurants, fashion shows, concerts, even massages, things you can't get online. all designed to bring you and your money back into the store. >> we were reminiscing. what would junior high have been without the mall? >> my mom would drop me off, and i'd be there all day. >> getting ourselves in trouble at the arcade. >> still like walking into a great department store. >> i do, too. >> they're fighting back. how amy schumer is reacting
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so we created the vaseline® healing project a partnership with direct relief to help millions in need heal their skin. so they can go back to work. or school. and that ordinary jar can make an extraordinary difference. 8:12. we're back with what's trending today. this first story is a little bit more proof that pluto is the rodney dangerfield of the solar system. several years ago, it was downgraded, no longer a planet. >> right. >> now, we get this news. scientists say they have evidence of a ninth planet at the edge of our solar system. no, it is not pluto. it's nicknamed planet nine. it's believed to be ten times bigger than earth. it's closest point is about 20 billion miles away from us. get this, one orbit around the
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sun would take somewhere from 10,000 to 20,000 years. which is, as natalie pointed out, a wide span of time. you might want to narrow that down. on twitter, someone wrote, quote, breaking. pluto spotted driving slowly past planet nine's home, still unable to get over the past. >> bad sci-fi movie. >> exactly. >> i love it. people are posting pictures of the death star, calling that planet nine. hilarious. what is the strangest thing you buy? i'm going to suggest the "washington post" did a new article and said perhaps it is the q-tip. >> why? >> the article points out, the strange life of q-tips, it is the one thing that you buy where it clearly states that the thing you buy it for is prohibited. use it for makeup, household cleaning, but let's be honest, don't you use it to clean your ears? >> it says, don't insert it in
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your ear canal. in other words, isn't that deep? >> isn't that what most of us do? that's where the wax is. >> the near part of the ear. >> then you use it to polish. >> i use it for arts and crafts all the time. >> do you use q-tips? >> yes. >> every day? >> i dive right in there. i know you're not supposed to, but i'm like, get in there. >> i'll modify my answer. i use it more after i get out of the shower to soak up the water with it, as opposed to diving in there. >> why not a towel? >> the terry cloth towel in your ear. >> i put it in like this. >> exactly. >> doesn't run into anything, so it's fine. have you ever had this happen to you? you feel your phone vibrating in your pocket, go to pick it up ask you realize it's not vibrating at all. >> yes. all the time. >> or you don't even have your phone in your pocket. if you felt that, you're not alone. scientists call this -- there's
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a name -- phantom vibration syndrome. it happens because phones become so integrated in our lives. you can read more about this at today.com. yes, sometimes -- i thought it was like an electrical thing with my heart. i got nervous. is that a rhythm? >> do you have a heart? >> oh, man! >> first the brain, now the heart. >> he started it! >> new you. >> you're right. >> oh, not inserted in your ear canal. >> this is a tough room, man. >> i think for parents, i hear my -- i hear london crying sometimes but she's not at all. it's a phantom baby cry. >> sometimes savannah hears a wine bottle open. >> wishful thinks. news fans of "star wars" will dread hearing and why amy schumer is ready to take a lie
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detecter test. fans have to wait longer for the next installment of "star war wars". episo episo episode viii will come out on december 15th of 2017. it'll set up an epic battle at the box office. "avatar 2" will be released the following week. this might be having to do with the script rewrite. many argue that episode vii has done so well in the holiday release, they want to push the next one to that window. >> everything was on schedule. >> what date, december of what? >> 2017. >> i have to see "star wars" i by then. >> start with four. amy schumer is accused of
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stealing jokes from other comedians. she set the record straight with jim norton. >> i would never do that, and i never have. i'm literally going to take a polygraph test and put it on my show this season. i promise, whatever the results are, i won't let them cut. >> there you go. amy said this happens when you find success. people tend to try to tear you down. >> she abba showed up together. the band once again rejected pleas to perform together. >> you can't do that to me. >> that's abba. >> abba. >> what do you think? >> i used to say abba. i don't know.
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carson is my guru. he went with abba. >> thank you. mr. roker? >> let's show you what's going on. we're talking about this monster storm. over 80 million people under a winter weather advisory from arkansas all the way to new york. we're going to be watching this. we, in fact, have a blizzard watch in effect for the washington area up into baltimore. we have also got one for the new york city area as well. blizzard defined as a sustained winds of over 35 miles or greater for three hours or more, blowing or falling sw bringing visibility to less than a quarter of a mile. you can see, about an inch from boston all the way out to nashville over into saturday night. here is what we're looking for. virginia, you will see snow of 24 inches plus. could be three feet. heaviest snow friday through saturday. then we move into washington, d.c. this is the biggest city that's going to see the most amount of snow. up to two feet of snow. snow begins friday during your afternoon rush hour.
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city of brotherly love, we are looking for philadelphia seeing snow friday through early sunday morning, ten to 16 inches of snow. new york city and new jersey, all going to be looking basically at about five to eight inches of snow with wind gusts of 50 miles per hour plus coastal flooding along the jersey shoreline and long as well. boston, you deserved a break and you get one. you will see maybe two inches of snow. but you will have strong winds and coastal flooding. that's what's we also have a big storm expected to move into the bay area late tonight and into the day tomorrow. in the meantime, it's dry. we have seen some patchy fog in parts of the north bay. temperatures are mild. reaching now into the lower 50s and we will see those highs later on today reaching into the low to mid 60s. a breezy wind, a mixture of sun and clouds. the rain will be moving in. we are expecting off and on rain
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heading into the day tomorrow. >> top three snowstorms for washington, d.c. january 27th, in 1922, 28 inches of snow. we will come very, very close to that, guys. back to you. >> al, thanks so much. we are wrapping up our consumer confidential series this morning. with an inside look at hotels. >> jacob is the man who is the author of "heads and beds." good morning to you. >> good morning. >> separate rooms, please. >> no problem. >> separate floors, if you can. >> ends of the hotel. >> what are some of the weirdest things you've seen in the industry? >> takes a lot to explain it. everything happens in hotels. newlyweds, recent divorcees, death, kids running around, celebrities. >> perhaps because of the weird things people do in rooms, a study found there is a lot of bacteria, germs in hotels.
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>> absolutely. >> even four and five-star hotels. >> certainly. >> what are the dirtiest places? >> one of the things i point out immediately is the remote control. they're difficult to clean. you can't spray it. it's difficult to clean, those things. one thing i'd recommend, usually there is a shower cap. you can wrap it in that. be a little safer. avoid the drinking glasses. if it's wrapped in plastic, it's fine. if it's one of the solid glasses, housekeepers don't have the tools to clean it so they use what is available, shampoo or sometimes furniture polish. it takes the spots off. >> we're checking out. >> bye. peace out. >> please, stay. >> my wife gets to a hotel, she grabs the bedspread and takes it off and puts it in the corner of the room. smart? >> absolutely. weird pillows. it goes on the floor and housekeeping picks it up. >> you know it's a fancy hotel
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when you're in the bathroom and the toilet paper is arranged in a triangle. >> watch out. that's usually one of the last things the housekeeper does before they leave the room. they're today fondling the tiss paper. it's been touched, compromised. get rid of that. >> if it looks like it's been arranged, pull that out and throw it away. start fresh. >> speaking of the bathroom, they have the lovely products in there. >> do you steal them? >> am i supposed to steal them? >> absolutely. these are for you. it's a memory. you remember your stay, use them later. there's a lot of things you can get at hotels people don't know. slippers. if they don't put it in the room, the shoe shine kits. >> people try to steal it though, right? >> it's for the guests. >> what if you are walking down the hall and see the cart with the stuff and load it in your bag? >> if a housekeeper catches you, you're ruining her supply. just call and ask for what you
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want and they'll bring it up. >> does the way i book my room impact the way i'll be treated by the hotel? >> absolutely. almost everything does. i book third party, like a lot of people, you save. if you book at the hotel, they'll take more priority with your suite. call two or three days before, speak to the front desk and say, i booked my reservation. is my room ready? now there's a connection between two human beings. when you're checking in, it's a busy job, offer a gratuity sometimes. >> you feel like the front desk agent is kind of the key to the city. be nice to him or her, and your stay could change for the better. tip them or what? >> just courteous is good. >> tip good, too? >> yeah. we check in 250 people a day. this is for you, whatever you can do for me, i appreciate it. it's an underrated job. all the typing means something. they know every room in the hotel. maybe we're not upgrading you
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but i can give you a late checkup. >> the housekeeper, you say it's appropriate to tip the housekeeper. how much? >> i usually do $5 a night or $20 for the stay. it's a difficult job, as a housekeeping manager. it's thankless. you never see them. it's a magic trip. you always put it in a envelope. there are a lot of people that come in and out of the room and, sadly, the money doesn't always go to them. put it in an envelope, write housekeeping on it, and even bring it to the front desk. >> how not to get the cancellation fee if you call. >> not if it's prepaid but if it is a regular reservation, say i want to move the reservation until next week. call the next day to cancel and you're within the bounds. >> sneaky. >> thank you very much. >> freesht appreciate it. jennifer lopez kicks off her las vegas residency and hoda has the backstage pass. first, your local news.
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good thursday morning. 8:26, i'm sam brock. it's amazing anyone survived this high-speed crash. late last night in oakland. the person in the passenger seat did survive and without much of a scratch. police say speeding did play a factor in the crash which happened on macarthur right near high street. the car split into two as you see right there. that after it hit a tree. the driver was ejected and died. this morning we spoke to a man claiming to be the passenger who showed up on scene hours afterward. he didn't want to appear on camera. he told our reporter that his seat belt saved his life. he says the driver of the car was not under the influence before that crash. right now mike is watching a five-car crash on 280.
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>> yes. this is northbound 280. the commute direction after wolf road. that's a tough stretch. the backup all the way to 880 and 17. then a break because in the backup there we have a crash at ray street which had one lane blocked and a more tough drive for 280. the rest of the freeways look good. up toward oakland, slowing past the coliseum. there's the north bay slow and a little gray. back to you. >> mike, thank you so much. we will be back with another update in 25 minutes. now we return you to the "today" show.
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back now, 8:30 on this thursday morning. it's the 21st day of january, 2016. say hi to some of the people who have come on down to rockefeller plaza on a chilly morning. actually, not too bad. not a lot of wind, blue sky. welcome back, everybody. >> hear a little j.lo? >> little j.lo music to get us going. >> she had a big night in las vegas last night.
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her show -- hoda is lucky -- she went behind the scenes. saw how it came together and did some numbers with hoda's backup dancers -- sorry, i mean j.lo's dancers. hoda thinks it's her dancers. we'll help you find the beauty underneath it all. the fashions you wear beneath your clothes, including what is a one size fits off bra. >> i'm wearing one right now. it's fantastic. on our today food week, we're cooking up a classic. a luscious and lazy lasagna. first, let's get a check of the weather. >> let's look at your weekend outlook. tomorrow, we've got a mess in the southeast. mid-atlantic states, snow, ice, heavy thunderstorms in florida. sunshine, middle of the country. saturday, the storm system makes its way up the mid-atlantic and to the northeast and expands in the northwest and the rockies. sunshine in the plains and gulf coast.
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sunday, the system is out in the east. we have sunshine for the eastern two thirds of the country. look for snow in the plains down to the rockies. more wet weather moves i we're enjoying beautiful weather now as we take a live look at ocean beach. we will be concerned about high surf as we go into the next 24 hours. as this storm system approaches, it will bring on rain tonight. it continues tomorrow as well as early saturday. temperatures today reaching the mid to upper 60s. in san francisco, up to 62 degrees. oakland, 65. >> that's your latest weather. when you need your weather, go to the weather channel on cable and weather.com online. we have these kids from tuscan, arizona. our pal savannah's hometown. what school are you from? >> junior high.
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>> did you wear the hats in tuscan or the trips? >> trip. >> going home tomorrow? >> beat the snowstorm. >> let's head back inside to everybody. >> yay, tuscan. >> al, thanks very much. huge event in las vegas. >> jennifer lopez premiered her show on the strip last night. hoda was on the red carpet. got to meet the stars turning out. hoda, was it the night of your life? >> oh, my gosh, you guys, it was so much fun. i'm losing my voice. i slept for an hour. all i can think of is -- ♪ i'm still, i'm still jenny from the block ♪ you know her from "american idol" and "shades of blue." somehow, she managed to find time to channel old hollywood and bring new life to her greatest hits. it was a spectacular night. guess what? we hit the jackpot with a behind the scenes look.
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>> reporter: viva miss lopez. jenny from the block has moved to the stock. ♪ don't stop, keep it moving >> reporter: all bets on j.lo as the pop star tries her luck in las vegas. with her first residency show called "all i have." a 90 minute, high-energy sceptical, sizzling on stage and planet hollywood's theater. jennifer says she spent her entire life waiting for tonight. >> it's like a fantasy, to have a show in vegas. you know, the name of the show is "all i have." i wanted to give everything that people know about me. >> reporter: the show is packed with an intimate display of masterful set design, along with dazzling costumes and electrifying choreography. on opening night, a surprise appearance by mr. worldwide himself, pitbull, unleashing even more excitement on the crowd. >> got flowers. i want to leave her a note.
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>> reporter: hours before the show, a much quieter scene, when jennifer granted us an all access backstage pass. >> check it out. look right here. matt lauer. ♪ i'm still jenny from the block ♪ ♪ used to have a little, now i have a lot ♪ ♪ i know where i came from >> j.lo's dressing room, i heard a rumor, is that one there. let me touch everything because she's been in here. ♪ i'm still jenny from the block ♪ >> reporter: you never know who you'll run into backstage. enter j.lo's vocal coach. ♪ la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la ♪ >> reporter: it could be worse, right? the answer is yes. they want me to learn the moves, too. how hard could it be? after all, i have experience. >> get over here. bring it back.
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♪ dance the night away >> reporter: time to get on the floor. a quick lesson before giving it all i have on center stage. ♪ la, la, la, la ♪ tonight we gonna be hit on the floor ♪ >> reporter: not bad, but i guess what happens in vegas will have to stay in vegas. i think i'll leave this to the pros. the 46-year-old age-defying beauty, perhaps finding the fountain of youth by balancing her personal life with a career that shows no signs of slowing down. >> when the cfetti was falling, the end of the show, what were you feeling inside? >> so good. amazing. i feel like i've been doing an hour and a half of cardio. it's a high. it's a great moment.
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>> it was a great moment. by the way, jennifer is going to perform 40 shows a year for the next three years. get your tickets because i have a feeling they're going to sell back. >> i'm coming back. >> we're doing the 10:00 show from here. i'll show you one picture that was weird from last night. kelly osborne was there and rebel wilson and justin bieber. look at the photo. >> somebody else. >> look at the photo bomb. >> i see you. >> wait, you guys. i can do one better. this is a little taste of what jenna and i have coming up in our show. >> nice. >> you lost a tooth in vegas? >> that's great. >> remember the "hangover"? >> the tattoo. >> lucky, i went to an emergency dental appointment, but everything is fine. there was a moment of panic. >> where's the tiger? in the bathroom. >> you'll see. don't you worry. >> he's here. >> i love the dance moves, hoda.
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>> yeah. >> inside, i felt like j.lo. >> if j.lo needs the night off, they're lucky to have you. >> you add the enthusiasm, hoda. >> it was a blast. >> can you do that? >> i've forgotten it now. it's gone away. >> we'll see you in a little bit. >> all right. bye, guys. up next, investing the right way. how to put your hard earned money to work for your future. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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we're back at 8:40 with more start today's solutions, to help you achieve your goals in 2016. last week, today financial editor told us how to spend less. this morning, it's all about investing for tomorrow. we're taking the money we're saving. >> that's right. >> by spending less and investing it for our future. before we go any further, does anything you're going to
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recommend today get impacted by what's been happening on the markets over the last two weeks? >> absolutely not. >> no? >> this is your long-term investment strategy. long-term, not short-term. we'll talk about the difference. >> let's talk about 401(k)s. most people sign on to their company plan. >> other way. >> there you go. sign on to their company plan. if your employer doesn't offer a company plan, what do you do? >> if your employer doesn't offer it -- we like 401(k)s because they have watching dollars. but iras are available to everybody. or the new myra. it's a starter roth ira. you can put up to $15,000 into it. no minimums, no fees. you're not going to lose money because the money is in treasury. >> how do you figure out what money should go into savings and what money should be invested? >> any money you're going to need in the next three years to live on in retirement that's not covered by social security, to make a down payment on a house, pay for college tuition, does not belong in the market.
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it never did. >> let's say i want to rebalance. maybe i have too much in the market and i should be saving more. given what's happening in the markets, should i sell some stocks now, even if i'm going to take a loss? >> yeah. if you need that money in the next three years, you want to get it out of there. things could get worse before they get better. you don't want to put your living expenses, the money you need, at risk. >> what's the best way to do thethe theal allocation? >> it should get less riskier as you're older or closer to your goal. if we're talking about retirement, take 100, subtract your age, that's act the percentage you should have in stocks. you want to rebalance that every year. >> you look at this and you make it look real simple, with these graphics. but it can feel complicated for a lot of people. how do you get help? if i don't have you sitting across from me, how do i get help? >> so many solutions to help you. you can basically put your money
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in a target date retirement day fund. every 401(k) and ira has one. it will keep you focused on the retirement date. a managed account is another option retirement accounts have these days. you're paying somebody to do the managing for you. people who have these save more. robo advisers is new. it's a computerized solution. >> do you like these? >> they put together your portfolio. i like them. a lot of millenials love them. they're less expensive than hiring a financial adviser on your own. >> when people are going to start making investments, they're going to find there are fees involved with those investments. how do you keep the fee down, so it's your money not going to someone else? >> in a general way, there's a difference between a passive investment and an active investment. a passive investment is an index fund, or etf. where a computer is tracking an
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index. it's less expensive than paying a fund mass jer to nager to do . passive investments beat ak ty -- active investments consistently because the fees are lower. any money not going to fees goes to your pocket. >> that's what you want. >> and you want to save, save, save. >> 15% of everything you earn. hard for a lot of people but it's your target. >> it's your target. if you're not there, ratchet it up by 1% or 2% a year. >> thank you very much. as always, more start today's strategies on our website. today.com. up next, beauty underneath. how to make your clothes fit and feel better from the inside out. first, this is "today" on nbc. ♪
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robes. we have a beauty and lifestyle expert with us. a whole segment about unmentionables. >> yes. >> how do you care for you bra? i throw mine into the washing machine. is that a no-no? >> it is. especially if it's made from a delicate material like lace. hand wash with a mild detergent and let it hang dry, air dry. don't put it in the washing machine. >> we'll talk about the trends in bra. the first is getting rid of the back bulge and the side fat. how do you do that? >> there are bras that combat back bulge and side fat. one is from playtex. if you look at the side, they have panelling. it's from the inside. this panelling is really going to help, again, to smooth out the underarm area and to smooth out your back so your clothes fit nicely. >> you don't want it to tight, your skin is hanging over it. what about this one? >> no side effects, so there's an elastic band. it gets rid of under armpit
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bulge. it helps you not feel paranoid. >> this next bra is a one size fits off, which we're going to demonstrate in a minute. anybody can wear this? >> yes. it's one size fits most. 32a to 36d can wear this. it's seamless, no clasps. we have models demonstrating. >> we do. on the right, we have an a. on the left, we have a d. they're wearing the exact same bra over in the orange room. >> isn't that fabulous? >> it is. i notice carson is in the orange room, too. >> he has a good view. >> yeah. >> models, thank you so much. what about this one over here? >> this is from gap. this has moisture wicked properties, meaning it'll keep you cool and dry if you sweat. it's great for the active girl who is on the go. >> let us talk about underwear. this sh this, apparently, is all the rage. the brand is called commando.
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>> it almost feels like you're going commando. look at the lace. it's airy, breathable, sexy. what's wonderful is it gives you good coverage but a little bit of glamour, too. >> spanx has a version of this. >> it gets rid of muffin tops and makes you look more slender. >> is it all the same? >> what's fun is you're not getting the visible panty lines, which is a no-no. >> out here, we have the shaper outside the brief. how does this work? >> this is basically a thong, but it has median compression shape wear built in. if you want your waist to look smooth, or your tummy to look more flat, this is the thong for you. >> okay. over here, you call this the woman on the go panty. >> yes. >> i don't know what that means. >> not that kind of on the go. this is made for moisture wicking. it's for people who are
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athletic, keeping you nice and dry. it has a built-in panty liner, which you know what it helps you. it keeps you dry in the active moments, as well. >> men in the control room having a heart attack right now. let's talk about robes. >> these are my favorite robes at the moment. the one i'm wearing is from eberjey. it's soft. >> very light, too, in case you get hot when you're blow drying your hair. >> yours is from splendid. >> cozy, perfect for the cold, winter mornings and nights. mine, i think, is versatile and perfect for day time and nighttime. >> looks good with your outfit now. you can wear that as a cardigan. if you want to check out more options, go to today.com/style. coming up next, we're calling it lazy lasagna. how to use your slow cooker to whip up an italian favorite. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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we're back at 8:52 with more of our slow cooker week on "today food." kn nutritionist wendy is here. >> good to be with you. >> we're making it lasagna in a slow cooker. we're using a traditional recipe or something different? >> it's classic and traditional. very familiar. i call it lazy lasagna. mostly because it's easy. but it's significantly lighter.
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>> how do you get some of the calories out? >> well, we use classic ingredients. we have all our classics. we have the noodles, the cheese, the sauce. then we add layers with the nutrient rich veggies and lighten it up. >> get me started. by the way, we have our tasters downstairs. who i think have been lining up for 40 minutes to get their say on this one. >> very good. >> how is it going? >> delicious. >> right on. >> wendy, let's go. >> this recipe is upwards of 50% less calories than a traditional lasagna. you'll make a tomato mixture and cheese mixture. >> canned totomatoes? >> yes. you can save time by using a tomato sauce, as well. you can add the garlic. >> into the tomatoes? >> yes. traditional ingredients. thyme, oregano, salt and pepper.
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if you remember your science classes, we learned about enzymes and substraits. if you chop the garlic and let it sit at room temperature, it boosts the nutrient levels and the heart healthy properties. >> i mix this around. that's done. >> you can make that in advance. here's the this is ricotta, a lighter cheese, and has protein. we had parmesan, parsley and pepper. this is very cheesy. it's lighter but we're not going to miss anything here. then we use our noodles, which are traditional la sansagna noo. >> don't cook them first. >> it's last century, to cook our noodles. >> thanks for that. >> we'll be building the slow cooker recipe from there. i butter the dish at the bottom so it doesn't -- it's a little
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bit so it doesn't stick. >> perfect. >> then we add a little of the sauce there. bring that over. >> you can put it? >> little bit of the sauce. we're going to start the layering. the layers, there's 11 layers plus the sauce. >> guys, how is it tasting? >> good. >> enjoying it? >> yes! >> wonderful. then we add spinach. you use raw spinach. you can use frozen if you want. >> great. >> easy. let's add one single layer of noodles. >> cross ways? >> yeah. you can break it to fit. one layer of noodles. if you make the -- here's the cheese mixture we made with the parmes parmesan, pepper and rah cot r >> pastry bag. >> we use half of it, pipe it along. >> that simple. back to the sauce now? >> back to the sauce. then we add some other layers here. little more sauce. >> go ahead. >> then finish it off here. >> great. let's swing over here and look
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at what it looks like after. how long does it cook? >> it cooks on high for two and a half hours or low for four hours. you keep building the lawyers. you get the savory yuumami from the mushrooms and the protein. >> what should i do? >> hold this and i'll dump what is left. >> let's look at what it looks like when it's done. i'll a good thursday morning at 8:56. i'm sam brock. a house fire rescue involving more than a dozen pets. it happened in the early hours in sacramento. firefighters rescued 14 dogs, several cats, even two parrots. the homeowner says the fire started while she was making her morning toast. nobody was injured. back in the bay area, police now looking for the robbers in this grab and go targeting an
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this morning on "today's take," aubrey plaza is here to dish on seducing her "dirty grandpa" co-star robert adde ni. "hamilton," the hottest sensation in town. consumer confidential. what to know before you buy or sell a home. all that and more coming up now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take," with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> you asked for the music to get pumped and it got pumped. thursday morning, january 21st, 2016. i'm willie with natalie, tamron and al.
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>> santigold is from philadelphia. the critics are all about her. i love this song, "chasing shadows." she's 39 years old and bursting on to the scene. >> been chasing shadows for a while. >> she has been. she's huge. it's a good jam, and i thought it sounded caribbean, too, kr considering what we're facing. >> we have snow coming, al. d.c., in particular, bracing for a potentially historic storm. could bring up two feet of snow. up to 50 mile an hour winds. let's just say, i'm a little worried about our friends in washington, based on the performance last night. there was one inch of snow and everybody was thrown for a loop. president obama's motorcade was stuck in the traffic, slipping and sliding along. people are, call it what it is, panicked. >> people go to buy stuff like snow shovels. stripping the shelves of bottled water.
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>> right. >> shovels. i mean, just crazy. here's the deal, yes, it's going to snow. >> it's not the end of the world. give a perspective. >> you are not going to be trapped in your home for weeks. >> they haven't had a snowfall like this in 90 years. >> they have not -- the last time they had snowfall of more than 20 inches in one day was in 1922. >> what was this? >> this was an inch of snow. it was a clipper. >> but what's coming could be -- >> what we saw last night -- >> historically, washington cannot handle snow. i worked there in 1976. my first winter there, the forecast was for three inches of snow. i didn't go -- i didn't tell the newsroom. the news director chewed me out. he goes, this is armageddon. this place will lose their minds. i was like, these are flurries. i came from syracuse, new york, to washington, d.c. i was like, what the heck? it got worse. >> perspective last night? >> last night was an inch of snow but they didn't pretreat
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the roads. boom, it became an ice rink out there. that was the mess. right now, 80 million people are under some form of weather -- winter weather advisory. from winter storm watches and warnings to here in washington, d. d.c., fredericksburg up to baltimore, blizzard watch. same for new york city out to long island. a blizzard is designed as having three hours or more, sustained winds of 35 miles per hour or greater. drops your visibility to 1/4 mile. friday evening, snow for memphis to d.c. severe threat, we could have tornadoes down in florida. this system early saturday morning, off the coast of carolinas, snow from nashville to washington, d.c. up the coast, it strengthens. heavy snow from philadelphia, baltimore, washington, up into new york city. boston right now, you're okay. then we get along the coast, and
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we've got this major problem. wind gusts of 60 miles per hour. costal flooding. plus, an astronomical high tide on saturday. it'll add to the flooding. we're looking for one to three inches from nashville, south of boston. here is the money. this is where the big stuff is going to be happening. harrisonburg, virginia, 24 inches or more. washington could see that. the heaviest snow will be friday afternoon through saturday. now, we move to washington, d.c. and parts of maryland. look at this, we're talking about 18 to 24 inches of snow. blizzard watch through saturday. snow will begin after rush hour tomorrow. we move up into the delmarva peninsula. a good part of southern and central new jersey, including philadelphia. snow friday late through sunday morning. heavy, wet snow. this snow is going to be very heavy. we could be looking at power
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outages. 10 to 16 inches. here in new york city, new jersey, long island, we're talking about 5 to 8 inches but wind gusts of 50 miles per hour and costal flooding. finally, boston, you deserve a break after last winter. zero to two inches saturday afternoon to sunday. costal flooding will be an issue. that'll be the big problem. not only will we be seeing -- the only thing we have to talk about, it's going to be a heavy, dense snow. it's going to put stress on roofs, on all sorts of things, power lines. folks shoveling who aren't used to doing this, it puts the most strain on your heart of any exercise. you have to be very, very careful. >> that's a good wrap up. it's a storm we'll be keeping an eye on. this picture out of ontario, canada. an 80-year-old man was ticketed for driving his car, believe it or not, because it was covered in snow. police said -- >> didn't finish the windshield. >> the 80-year-old man said he was too old and weak to brush off the snow. he couldn't do it.
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he got out the part of the windshield he could see and drive far enough. >> where are the good samaritans, to help the elderly gentleman out? >> didn't the policeman have a heart? let me help you. >> absolutely. >> ticket served? come on. >> canada. >> canadians are supposed to be nice. most are. >> i thought maybe someone -- i thought maybe they did offer and he didn't accept it. >> we don't know. >> we love our friends to the norm. >> and we love our canadian law enforcement. just that one guy needed to show compassion. >> exactly. >> good reminder, if you see an elderly person who is shoveling, help them out. >> like me. >> yes! like al. >> shoveling. >> help him. >> by the way, before we get on it, this headline, i just -- >> oh, i know. that's the "post" for you.
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>> the new york tap loibloids h been on a roll. >> they have been. >> a lot of material. >> this picture, get ready for your heart to melt. maybe the snow, too. if we showed you this yesterday, it would have melted the inch of snow they got. this sweet video of premie twins holding hands while cuddling their dad and mom. jackson gave birth to these two darlings in australia. she gave birth earlier this month. christian and christiane were born at 29 weeks. they weighed two pounds. the couple shares this sweet moment on their facebook page. the video has been viewed 10 million times and counting. >> wasn't just the dad. you see them holding hands there. when the mother held them, as well, the babies were clasping hands, too.
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just so sweet. little brother holding on to little sister's hand. >> so cute. >> two of them are going to be pals for the rest of their lives. it starts right there. >> so cool. >> the mom said she posted that and was reluctant at first. but knowing that they were having premies. but by putting this out, it would help somebody else, another couple going through this, as well. >> so true. you need the hope. >> around the world, the advancements they've made in premie care is actually stunning. there's several great hospitals here in the united states. but that's the remarkable part. you think about it, two pound baby can now thrive in this way. that is an inspiration. >> they're doing well, by the way. >> that's right. >> beautiful video. another nice video. french tennis player winning over the crowd when he interrupted his match to help a ball girl in distress. may have been hit by a ball. he went to retrieve a ball when he noticed she was having trouble. >> she got hit in the face.
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>> he helped her, arm in arm, get off the court. good for him. >> can you come by? this is a touching moment. come here. she says to me, doesn't hurt that he's a hottie. >> is that what this was about? >> show your face. >> so sweet, the girl was hurt, but he's a hottie. >> kate is australian. >> there you go. works out well. >> we saw humanity and you saw hottie. >> you're blushing. >> bright red. >> al? the rest of the weather? you're mesmerized by natalie's i'm kari hall. one more nice day, mild temperatures and dry weather. temperatures now turning into the low to mid-50s and we're heading up to 62 degrees in san francisco as well as the east
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bay. in the vtri-valley, 63 and 67 i the south bay. more clouds moving in this evening and we will start to see the rain moving in to the monor what i later tonight after seeing a high of 60. scattered showers off and on tomorrow. >> that is your latest weather. >> al, thank you very much. next, the actress who is putting the dirty in "dirty grand grandpa." the hilarious aubrey plaza tells us about seducing de niro's character in the movie, and what she's doing with the cool cane. that'll be next. soup and sandwich and somewhere to go, and clean and real and nowhere to be, and warmth and looking good, and sandwich and soup and inside jokes, and dan is back! good, clean food pairs well with anything. the clean pairings menu. 500 calories or less. at panera.
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>> are those my pants? >> yeah, these are your pants. i found a werther's original in the pocket and have been sucking on it all morning. >> you know i'm not a professor, right? >> yeah, i know. you're just a dirty, dirty grandpa. >> i like when you said it again. >> say it one more time. >> you're just a dirty, dirty grandpa. i like to be in movies where you say the title. i improvised that. >> do you get royals for that? >> the werther's part. >> hilarious. you had some of the best lines. can we deal with the injury you sustained not during the shooting of the film but on a basketball court? what happened? >> i tore my acl. i have been hobbling around, using a cane. i had surgery on my knee. >> you were part of this basketball league. your team, the pistol shrimps. >> that's right. >> love the name. >> thank you. i'm on the pistol shrimps.
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we play in l.a. it's a women's recreational league, i guess, you'd call it. >> what position? >> i'm point guard, was point guard. i've been told my basketball career is over. >> no, no, no. >> no, it's not. i'm going to get back out there. >> all right. >> somebody was coming at you because you're the star of the team? >> people are always coming at me, man. i have to watch my back. >> the point guard, you take it. >> yeah. >> we have to talk about this movie. first of all, de niro in this role, i don't think most of us have seen de niro this way, but your relationship with him, explain a little bit. we got a little taste, what you're doing to de niro in the movie. >> my character is on spring break, and she has this thing where she wants to sleep with her professor. de niro lies, saying he's a professor because he wants to have sex with her or anyone.
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there's this game between them, where they're kind of coming at each other the whole movie. >> trying to seduce robert de niro, intimidating? >> yeah. >> what's the hardest part? >> when you put it that way. in character, no. in real life, yeah, it was so intimidating. working with him. i couldn't believe it. i tried to pretend that he wasn't robert de niro. >> every woman wants to know, is he a good kisser? >> great kisser. the best i ever had. >> great. >> no, he's great. he was awesome. he was so cool, and he was so down to just do whatever. he has no -- i mean, obviously, he's like an icon. >> yeah. >> just down to do everything. he was not scared and not shy. >> i don't think a lot of people know, by the way, that you were a page here at nbc many moons
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a ago. >> that's right. >> look at you know. awesome. >> check it out. making out with de niro. whoo! >> you work with zac efron in this movie and you're with him in another movie. >> i'm riding the efron train to the top. there's no getting off for me. >> that's a t-shirt. >> zac should make his own. >> thanks so much, aubrey. >> thank you. >> "dirty grandpa" is in theaters tomorrow. we'll talk to tv's newest want a different way to cleanse?
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that'll be the highlight of your day. now preview the cost of your copay before you fill. you can even get one-dollar copays on select plans. actor, writer, producer, wentworth miller is probably best known as the good guy, a man who deliberately got himself put in jail to save his brother, on the hit show "prison break." >> now, he's together with his "prison break" co-star in the new show, d.c.'s "legends of tomorrow." wentworth plays captain cold, a criminal who has been recruited to help save the world. but he has ulterior motives for taking the job. >> what about the years before? for fingerprints and surveillance cameras and dna analysis, why did we become criminals? >> because we hate working and we love money.
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>> we can steal the mona lisa, snatched the hope diamond before it was discovered. this is everything we got into thieving for in the first place. >> wentworth, good morning. >> i love it because you were originally on "the flash " and played a villain. they moved your character. >> right. >> give us the premise. you gathered a group of folks together. >> the basic idea, we have superheros and villains teaming up to take on a supervillain. >> how do they play together? do they play well together, the good guys and the bad guys? >> no. we're constantly butting heads that makes great tv. as an audience member, i don't want to tune into people getting along beautifully. this is the opposite of that. >> so cool. we told you al is our comic book expert. he can name pretty much every major. did you have a favorite growing up? >> i wasn't allowed to read
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comic books. i was supposed to be concentrating on my studies. >> wow. >> this is new for me. >> al also concentrating on studies. >> parents couldn't enforce it. >> there's a lot of action in this show. >> yeah. >> is that something you like? >> absolutely. i think of the arrow and the flash in "legends of tomorrow," it's all part of the same universe. we're meant to be the most comic book show out there. it's a lot of fun. lot of action adventure, sci-fi, special effects. it's a treat. but it's also for the family. essentially, at its heart, it's a family show. >> well, another show that a lot of people are looking forward to, once again, "prison break" is coming back. what's it like to get that going again? >> thank you. i think a lot of the fans are excited to see where the characters are now. especially mine, since i died twice at the end of the original. >> how did that work out for you? >> few unanswered questions. i'm curious, too. >> did you feel like when you
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wrapped it, that this was it, it was over, or did you suspect you might revisit the character? >> i never imagined we'd be coming back to revisit the characters. it is a treat and privilege. >> it's interesting, the fandom behind the two shows. you're in two projects where the fans will chase you down the street, and on twitter, excited. how do you balance the attention with the projects? >> it's nice to have work back to back. i certainly can't complain. it's nice to be employed. but i'm also working with dominique percell from "prison break," and he's on "legends on tomorrow." it provides a touchstone. >> it's throwback thursday. we've decided we wanted to show a clip from your first role. >> oh, geez. >> "buffy the vampire slayie is" >> buckle up. >> okay.
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happening right now, rescue crews are combing the waters looking for a missing surfer. our chopper shot the this video a short time ago. authorities say two people yesterday found the surfer unconscious in the water. one started performing cpr when a wave rolled in and pulled the surfer back into the water. also in the north bay, historic bridge damaged in an earthquake last year reopens later today. a large crack formed following a light quake last may. the 100-year-old bridge connects highway 29 to the silverado trail over the napa river. as far as our weather is concerned, we might be making a little history there, too.latest update after that.
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we're enjoying some spine. the next storm system will be arriving later on tonight. we could see a lot of clouds starting to move closer to the shore and temperatures today will be topping out in the mid to upper 60s. more clouds later on this
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evening. and some wet weather all throughout the day expected tomorrow. let's check in now with mike to see how the roads are moving. 280 looking better now. we had the crash over wolf road. that has cleared and everything moving well. 85 a crash at winchester. lighter now for the south bay. we have a problem south 101 around 3rd street, a crash and debris. chunks of concrete. and the bay bridge is light except for when you get off at san francisco. we heard about an earlier police pursuit and it looks like there may be some activity just off the bridge. thank you very much, mike. that will do it for us. be back in 25.
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taking a look at the headlines in advance of the big storm. some airlines are waiving fees for people in the affected areas who want to change their travel plans. be sure to check their web sites for updates and schedule changes. >> a study at tufts university found more than 90% of meals at big and small restaurants exceed the recommended calories for a single meal and some exceed then for an entire day. they found the highst calorie counts are in american, chinese and italian meals. >> the cdc says more of us are living longer than americans, at
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least 100 years old, jumped by more than 43% from 2000 to 2014. women make up 80% of that group and among those more than 100 death rates declined from flu, pneumonia and heart disease. >> the buffalo bills making history on wednesday hiring the nfl's first full-time female assistant coach. katherine smith was named quality control special teams coach. previously she served as an administrative assistant to bills red koch rex ryan. good for her. let's get an update from mr. roker. >> an update on the elderly man ticketed for not clearing his car, well, they did ticket him but then the officer who knows the elderly man cleared off his
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windshield. he still could have not given him the ticket but that's another story. the blizzard making its way up the mid-atlantic coast. heavy rain moving from the pacific northwest all the way into central california. saturday, blizzard makes its way up to the mid-atlantic and starts to affect the northeast, seasonable weather, more wind, rain and snow makes its way to the cascades and then sunday, sunday! the storm is out. we've got clear skies for the eastern half of the country, but another system will bring snow from the northern plains, cascades and into the for now we have some beautiful weather and we continue to see some sunshine. with our temperatures warming into the low to mid-50s and we'll top out today at 67 in the south bay. 64 in the peninsula, east bay up to 62. tri-valley looking at a high of
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63 degrees. low 60s for san francisco and north bay. the rain begins to move in as we go into tonight. we'll see scattered showers all throughout the day tomorrow and also into the start of the day on saturday with some heavy rains and gusty winds. >> that is your >> and that is your latest weather. >> now to the broadway show that has people around the world offering their first born children for a pair of tickets. "hamilton" is a revolutionary show and a full-on phenomenon. >> it's mixing history with hip hop. lynn monroe miranda plays hamilton. first a true look at the hottest ticket in town. ♪ someone thinking past tomorrow ♪ >> the hottest ticket in town, "hamilton," an american musical puts a modern spin on history. it tells the life story of alexander hamilton, face of the $10 bill, founding father, first treasury of the secretary, all to hip hop. tonon award winning compose er
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lynn miranda wrote the musical. miranda gave a first look at when would soon become a broadway sensation. >> the world is going to know your name. what's your name, man? >> alexander hamilton. >> it was an offbroad way production at the theater 2015. its popularity skyrocketed, leaving the musical to find a newer and bigger home on broadway. tickets are sold out months in advance, leaving thousands of fans to flock to the box office each day. some have been lucky enough to experience the ground breaking musical first hand. as the curtain opens each night, the sold outcrowds prove the hamilton phenomenon is only getting started. and with us now chris jackson, who plays george washington in
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hamilton. can we just fawn over you in "hamilton" more. phenomenal. revolutionary is an understatement. how did you describe it before the phenomenon? >> it was really difficult to come up with the words. it's like it's alexander hamilton, he's treasury secretary. don't you know all of this stuff happened? we're deep into the story and reading the books. they're like who are you playing? >> i'm like george washington. the look on people as faces. we're good, trust me. it's been a little bit surreal. it's a difficult thing to explain. it's a little easier now that the sound track is out and people have been able to play it on repeat for a little while. >> you obviously never ever in your wildest dreamed imagined what this would turn into in such a short period of time and you deserve all the praise you're getting. can you talk about what it's
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like to perform for people who are maybe not students of history. it's your entry to go learn more about it. >> we had the most incredible source material. it's great to know that theater is and always has been and continues to be such a great vehicle into a world we wouldn't normally go into. >> you researched this. we all think we know george washington. what did you find out about him? >> i was amazed at how resilient he was in is a money who lost more than he won. you get three base hits out of tenure in the hall of fame and washington's batting average was probably way under that. he was a resilient man.
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he knew how to imagine the people around him. they could be at their best. he certainly never would have been who he became without hamilton and i don't think hamilton would have been able to rise to his level of accomplishment without washington enabling him and allowing and creating space for him. >> you and lynn manuel go way back, the creator of the show. you were in the "heist" together. that's how you heard he was coming up with this whole idea for the show? >> he came become from vacation. we were on stage doing show. and he looked at me and was like i got the next thing. i was like, okay, what is it? alexander hamilton. all right. of course my next thought is is there a part for me? >> you were part of the original cast, right? >> pretty much. >> he's a tremendous man and writer and it's great to be on stage with him.
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>> your wife and daughter are so proud of you. we're rooting for you as well. you want to rap, willie? >> not again. i've seen him work. >> no, no, no, not against these guys. >> phenomenal job. thank you so much. just ahead, thinking about buying or selling a home? the red flags to watch out for before you choose a realtor after this. go willie. boom, boom, boom. beyond the scale program puts the focus on you and not just the number on the scale. lose weight while eating healthier, with all new smartpoints. and move more by including fitness in ways that work for you. see how good you'll feel with the new weight watchers beyond the scale program! join for free now and lose 10 pounds on us. time in the service... community college... it matters.
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now to our now to our sear ories "cons confidential." >> advice on choosing an agent from everything to the common lingo. nice to see you. >> you as well as. >> let's start with choosing an agent. >> the first thing when you talk about choosing an agent, if you have an agent who comes in and tells you exactly what you want to hear, as opposed to telling you what you have to hear, that's probably a bad thing. most of the time if an agent comes in and gives you the highest price, say you interview four agents, three agents say it should be 300,000 and one said 325, it's probably too good to be true. if an agent tells you if i can't sell it, i'll buy it, read the fine print. they'd probably buy it at such a low price it wouldn't be good
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anyway. if an agent is red oo to give away their commission, what makes up think they're not going to give away the price of your house? >> you say sometimes it's good to go offline to find a home in your area. >> when you start looking at real estate portals, zillow, realtor. come. it you have an agent who lives and works in an area where you're trafing to buy a house, chances are they're going to know about a house being on the market before it ever comes on the market. millennials want to spend all their time online a, doing thei o
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own reas much. >> let's talk realtor lingo. professionally cleaned. >> here's the reality. remember real estate agents are salespeople and they have to couch the way they say things to people. if somebody says your home needs to be professionally cleaned, the reality is it's likely an armpit and there's no chance it's going to sell. >> walk away from it. how about the seller is motivated? >> if you see that in writing o or an agent sales that to you, this is a girl you want to take the prom. for me, i'm a pit bull. you might as well hang a steak around the door handle and let me know. >> and top producers. if the agent says he or she is top producer? >> it tends to be somebody is trying to brand themselves. they can't say top agent in an office. it's more like i don't have a enough to say about myself so i'm going to say i'm a top producer. >> for more of mike's tips, head
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alzheimer's, which she was diagnosed with in 2013. b. and her husband of 23 years, dan gasby, wrote a new book. it's called "before i forget." love, hope, health and acceptance in our fight against alzheimer's. b. and dan, good to see you guys. >> always good to see you, too. >> first, you look terrific. how are you doing? >> i feel great. happy to be here today. thank you very much. and things are going pretty good. i'm learning while, you know -- in a new way, and i like that. it's getting better and better. >> the title of the book is poignant. it has a number of meanings. >> it's a love story. it's one of overcoming tremendous obstacles. it's one of being honest and wor forthright about what relationships are and can be. the things you don't know can make a difference. it's also about science. it's also about understanding that alzheimer's is a
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devastating disease that affects 5.2 million people. twice as likely in african-americans to have it. the impact is even more devastating. 2 out of 3 patients are women. i call it a 21st century civil rights issue, al, because the impact is not going to stop if we don't put the funding up. that's why we decided to come out and talk about it, the government funding. >> you had an inking something was happening, that happened on our show during a segment. >> yes. we were doing a segment for labor day. i believe peter alexander and savannah guthrie were on. we used to call her on the show, one-take barbie. at the start, she froze. >> i marinated and reduced -- >> balsamic? >> no, just guessing. i'm throwing myself off.
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>> don't worry. we'll look up the ingredients. >> myself and the person with me looked at each other and said, we never seen that before. that was sort of like the way, when you do weather, you say a storm is coming. well, it doesn't come at once. it starts in a trickle. >> i also, you know, felt like, this is something very different that had never happened to me. so while, you know, i was thinking about it, what am i going to do about this? i kept trying to figure out what to do. i went to some of my doctors and, you know, people who knew me well enough. >> we had to find the right doctor. >> it is such an open and honest book, but it is a love story but it's a call to action. it is a fantastic book. everybody needs to read the book. >> thank you, al. >> b. smith and dan gasby, always great to see you. >> we love you. >> thank you.
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>> love you, too, man. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. the book is "before i forget." we're back in a moment. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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you thought this hour was good, wait until you see next hour. hoda tearing up vegas. what's going on out there? >> we are going to have some fun. went to see a little j.lo last night. hey! >> hoda is basically part of the family. >> i feel it. we did a few pictures. i got to say, my favorite picture, we have a couple of them, but my favorite may have been a picture i photo bombed. justin bieber was the center of the picture. >> can y'all shot howh spot hod back? >> justin is sticking his tongue out. we'll go behind the scenes with
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j.lo. >> i jumped off a building. natalie, where were you? >> i would have loved to have joined you, my dear. >> wow. >> can't wait to see it. >> we want to point out our very high tech signage. >> look how beautiful. vegas. >> you blew the budget on that one. >> what is that, another convention in town, ladies? >> we know nothing about it. >> adult entertainment convention. get it straight. >> so much better. >> thank you. >> just like the oscars. ladies, see you in a few minutes. all right. that does it for us. we, of course, will update everybody on the impending nor'easter and blizzard coming this way. >> weather channel.com always for information. >> we'll be covering this on msnbc, as i'm ... ==topvo== pleasanton
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police are looking for the robbers in this "grab and go" .. ta 9:56. good morning. i'm scott mcgrew. pleasanton police looking for robbers in this grab and go at an apple store. four men walk into the store at stone ridge mall and then grab the devices and take off. in all they swiped ten phones.
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police say the same apple store has been hit four different times by grab and go thieves since october. let's check your weather. we'll have one last day of some dry weather and a mixture of sun and clouds an mild temperatures with highs today in more began higan hill reaching . mission district looking at 62. napa, as well. oakland tops out at 65 and san . showers move in later tonight. let's see how the roads are moving. with the help of caltrans using one of their cameras, we see they just cleared the final lane here westbound 80 in fremont where they had a pursuit and crash that resulted in shom slowing. so recovering how. backup was back in toward the toll plaza. we'll see a quick reduction there. rest of the bay, we'll see a
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little slowing on the both side. we have a jam around willow, crashes on either side of 101. back to you. we'll have more local news for you in half an hour.
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from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotbe live from las vegas. what happens here stays here. ♪ >> vegas, guys. >> that was most excellent. >> because they

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