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>> kris got us a couple, got me a couple times today. >> keep your eyes open today. it's april fool's. >> have a great day. we'll see you in 30 minutes. >> see you. good morning. breaking overnight, a new outbreak of tornadoes in the south. >> it's not coming this way. >> twisters touching down in alabama, louisiana and mississippi. here in the northeast, a big temperature drop is about to have millions asking what happened to spring? feeling the pressure? hillary clinton loses her cool with a protester at a rally. >> i am so sick of the sanders campaign lying about me. i'm sick of it. >> while donald trump, under fire from all sides, meets behind closed doors with party leaders. the big vote in wisconsin now four days away. this morning, the new polls showing it could be a very bad day for the two front-runners. and dock and cover! [ honking ]
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>> move, move! >> tourists scramble as a whale watching boat heads right for the pier. [ honking ] no serious injuries, but a lot of frayed nerves, and the coast guard's now looking into why it happened, today, friday, april 1st, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, everybody. great spring day. welcome to friday. willie's in for matt this morning. >> busy day. we've got weather, politics, and part two of our continuing series "get to know your today show anchors." yesterday we gave you savannah's e-mail address. today, date of birth, social security and atm p.i.n. code. >> if you're wondering where matt is, he's in the penalty box for giving out my e-mail on live tv. we'll have all that, but first, our top story. powerful storms spawning tornadoes across the south for a second straight day.
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we want to get right to nbc's steve patterson. he's in mississippi this morning where one of those two tornadoes touched down. hey, steve, good morning. >> reporter: hey, savannah, willie, good morning to you. welcome to columbus, mississippi, really the epicenter of where one of those tornadoes touched down. now crews getting to work, starting to clean up some of this mess, debris and power lines everywhere, trees toppled over, revealing roots taller than i am. but really, this damage is just part of a larger system causing devastation for days. multiple tornadoes touched down in mississippi thursday. >> all right, it's not coming this way. >> reporter: sending many running for cover. >> when we come running out of the shop, there was some tin coming flying off the top of the shop there. it's nothing i've ever seen or been in. >> reporter: overnight, blinding rain battered residents in alabama, high winds toppling the roof of this gas station. in oklahoma, a community worked together to clean up the damage after a twister caused widespread destruction in the tulsa area.
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>> telephone poles are still damaged, so they could fall. so, let's just stay out of the way. >> reporter: a heavy hail storm wreaking havoc in arkansas. the violent storm system tossing trailers like toys at this mobile home park in kentucky, peeling layers off the roof of a middle school gymnasium while students and staff hunkered down inside. >> we knew that there was a severe thunderstorm warning, so we decided to not load buses, and everything happened very, very quickly. >> reporter: and back in mississippi, first responders worked overnight to clear debris-scattered roads of trees and power lines. and this morning we're hearing about severe weather so bad in georgia, it forced a lockdown at robbins air force base. still, despite everything we showed you, no major injuries reported. savannah and willie? >> all right, steve patterson, thank you. >> and that storm threat stretches all the way up here into the northeast today. dylan's in for al this morning. dylan, what are we looking at here? >> we are going to see more storms in the southeast, but each day gets a little bit better, so we aren't going to
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see a big outbreak today. more flooding rain is going to be an issue today, although we do have some tornado warnings right now just south of atlanta. those will weaken and the storms will weaken as they move eastward, but we are still looking at the damage from yesterday. a lot of wind damage reports and four reported tornadoes, but nothing causing too much damage on thursday. today, though, our threat stretches from virginia all the way back into new orleans. again, large hail, damaging wind gusts and an isolated tornado is possible, but it's really the risk of flooding rains. this cold front is going to sag to the southeast and not move eastward all that quickly. so, as these lines of showers and storms develop, we will see the potential of possibly flash flooding through southern georgia and northern florida. we could see as much as a widespread 3 inches of rain, but some areas in the heavier downpours could end up with 6 to 8 inches of rain, and that's what could lead to some flooding. >> all right, dylan, keep us posted on that. we move now to the presidential race and the battle for wisconsin, where new polls have the front-runners trailing. nbc national correspondent peter alexander is following the latest.
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peter, good morning. >> hi, savannah, good morning. four days now until wisconsin and donald trump's looking to make up ground this weekend in the badger state. he still leads the delegate race, but his campaign, of course, has been consumed by controversies this week, exposing real vulnerabilities for the billionaire. off the trail and behind closed doors, donald trumng to regain his footing, huddling privately with foreign policy advisers in person for the first time, then with the rnc and chairman reince priebus, discussing convention rules and delegates. >> they're very good people, very, actually, a terrific meeting, i think, and it's really a unity meeting. >> but the party remains deeply divided, setting up a critical showdown in wisconsin next tuesday. perhaps the stop trump movement's best opportunity to do just that, with ted cruz building a double-digit lead. >> there's no doubt that donald trump is the kim kardashian presidential candidate. he sits on twitter and makes a lot of noise, but he has no solutions to fixing the problems.
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>> reporter: for trump, a defeat would be stinging. his biggest setback since iowa, now under fire on right-wing radio for clumsy comments on abortion this week. >> the ammunition that gave democrats last night, i can't tell you how it's rejuvenated them. >> reporter: trump's backers now offering air support. >> sure, i get grief when i say i'm voting for donald trump, but you know what, i want to protect my family. >> reporter: kasich's allies taking a cue from trump. >> if ted cruz's mouth is moving, he's lying. >> reporter: kasich himself taking front-runner. >> as commander in chief and leader of the free world, you don't get do-overs. you need to be able to get it right the first time. >> reporter: just as the billionaire is showing weakness in wisconsin, so is the former secretary of state, now trailing challenger bernie sanders there by four points. hillary clinton's aides bracing for a possible loss, making it crucial that she hold on to her home state, new york, april 19th. clinton losing her cool after a shouted question from an environmental activist.
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>> will you act on your word and reject fossil fuel money in the future in your campaign? >> i am so sick of the sanders campaign lying about me. i'm sick of it. >> reporter: earlier brushing off both of her rivals. >> i have one million more votes than donald trump, and i have 2 1/2 million more votes than bernie sanders! >> still, bernie sanders has the energy and the financial fuel to extend this race as long as he likes. after raising more than $43 million in february, the sanders campaign announced yesterday that it beat that total in march. the money keeps pouring in. 97% of the cash they've raised has come from donations online. savannah and willie? >> all right, peter alexander in washington. thank you. >> chuck todd is nbc's political director and moderator of "meet the press." chuck, good to see you this morning. >> good morning. >> take us inside that room in washington with reince priebus and donald trump in a week where donald trump has said he would not support the nominee, necessarily, and a week where he had to defend his campaign manager against battery charges in a week where he had comments
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to chris matthews about abortion. what was it like in that room? >> and you left out in a week where he said he was going to do the loyalty pledge and -- >> we only have so much time. >> i know, it's been one of those weeks for donald trump. ironically, it was a meeting that had been scheduled last week, but the timing, of course, because of everything that's happened this week gave it, i think, added value and added interest to a lot of people, but it really was about the trump campaign trying to get a better handle on the rules. and remember, they're just learning, and i think what happened last week in louisiana -- this is a state that he won and then it turned out ted cruz after the fact at the state convention ends up with more delegates out of louisiana than trump, and it was sort of a wake-up call to the trump campaign that they've got a lot to learn about the rules and they need to stop trashing the rnc and start learning and working with them if they want to have a shot at winning this nomination and uniting this party. >> let's talk about wisconsin. there's a new poll out that
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shows trump trailing pretty badly, double digits. >> right. >> is that a one-off, or is this potentially a sign of trump coming back down to earth, or is that just establishment fantasy? >> well, we'll see. i mean, i hesitate to say that this might be the week that you finally see the establishment striking back. but there's a couple things that are different about wisconsin that make you think, you know what, these polls are real and trump's in trouble. number one, it is a conservative movement that is successful in wisconsin. they're not as divided, they're not as split, they're not as unhappy. scott walker's been a two-term governor. they've got the speaker of the house in paul ryan, the chairman of the rnc in reince priebus. these are all wisconsin guys. they're not big fans of this populist movement, they haven't been fans of trump. and i think you're seeing that movement coalesce itself. then there is the other factor -- civility. wisconsin, similar to its neighboring states of iowa and minnesota. they both sort of expect a certain decorum when you conduct yourself. trump doesn't really fit it very well. and guess what? he lost iowa, he lost minnesota. i wouldn't be shocked if, because of civility, he also
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loses wisconsin. >> chuck, stay in wisconsin but hop over to the democrats. bernie sanders with a small lead or within the margin of error, at least tied with hillary clinton there, looking ahead to new york down the road. >> right. >> that's probably a little tighter than hillary clinton would like it to be right now. what's the level of concern, despite her advantage in delegates, about this race right now? >> well, you can judge the level of concern by her schedule. three days ago she had no plans on spending this weekend in wisconsin and instead was going to spend it all in new york. what did she do? she and bill clinton added events on saturday in wisconsin. they are afraid of getting blown out. they know they might lose, but they'd like to lose the way they lost michigan, 52-48, something like that. they don't want to get blown out. they don't want another new hampshire situation, which there's an outside possibility of that. wisconsin's electorate fits bernie sanders, madison, really the heart of the progressive movement in many ways in the midwest. he could do very well. a big win for him there and he boomerangs and he may get a big win out of new york.
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so, part of what the clinton campaign's trying to do to fix new york is to make sure they don't get clobbered in wisconsin. >> all right, we will see, and i know you will be chewing on all this on sunday on "meet the press." we'll be watching. thanks. thank you. now we move to virginia, where a state trooper who was shot at a bus station in richmond has died from his injuries. the gunman was killed by other officers and the investigation is under way. nbc justice correspondent pete williams is following this story. pete, good morning. >> savannah, good morning. authorities are saying this was not an act of terrorism, but it was a sudden outbreak of violence in richmond, the capital city of virginia. the city councilwoman called it one of the saddest days she's ever seen there. a burst of gunfire rang out at midafternoon inside the bus station in downtown richmond. >> on scene at greyhound terminal, multiple victims. this is going to be a mass casualty working incident. >> reporter: travelers ducked for cover or rushed to get out, others heading inside turned and ran. >> i heard two gunshots go off.
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i didn't think they were gunshots, but then there were like five, maybe ten more after that, and i could see the muzzle flash through the tinted door, and so i ran out of there. >> reporter: law enforcement officials say state police were conducting a counter-drug training mission that included talking to people in the bus station. they say trooper chad dermyer, age 37, wearing a uniform, approached a man to ask some routine questions. >> the male subject pulled out a handgun and shot chad multiple times. the male subject continued firing his weapon as two other state police troopers returned fire. >> reporter: the gunman ran but was shot and killed. >> medics with the shooter now, the shooter is down. area is secure. >> reporter: the wounded trooper was rushed to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead. two women inside the terminal were wounded by gunfire, though not seriously, and were hospitalized for treatment. police are not revealing the gunman's name. they say he had a criminal record and was not from virginia. some officials say he had mental problems. greyhound says the richmond bus
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station will be closed today and service in and out of the city has been canceled. trooper dermyer leaves behind a wife and two young children. savannah, willie? >> so sad. pete williams, thank you very much. and back to that dramatic video we showed you just at the top of the show. a whale watching ship slamming right into a dock. nbc's joe fryer has details on this one. joe, good morning. >> willie, good morning. the coast guard is investigating what happened. an apparent malfunction as that harbor cruise ship smashed into the pier, jolting everyone on board and scaring those who watched it all unfold. e who watt unfold. >> reporter: the largest whale watching ship on the west coast, the adventure horn blower, approaching the pier, horn sounds frantically not slowing down. people on the pier run for cover. the elderly lady just makes it to safety. 150 feet of steel meets brick. seven passengers injured. none of those injuries life threatening. some of the injured holding ice bags. a few needing stretchers to get off the ship.
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a man from wisconsin was on the walkway. >> it came in fast. she skirted the side, hit the side. yelled something, i heard something. we were coming in fast and hard. >> reporter: passengers said the crew were yelling, "brace yourselves," or "hold on to something!" the horn blower combines sightseeing and whale watching. the 144 people on board saw more than they bargained for. one passenger said it was exciting, definitely something new. the ship's throttle apparently was stuck in the forward position. there will be another cruise today, but on a different ship. >> of the seven people injured, only three went to the hospital. all the injuries are considered minor, bumps and bruises. no doubt this morning, some passengers are waking up with some aches and pains. willie? >> glad the injuries weren't more serious. how would you like to be walking down a pier and seeing the ship coming at you? joe, thanks so much.
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>> terrifying. our interview with the women's soccer team, they filed a complaint demanding the same pay as their male counterparts. hillary clinton wouldn't want to face them in the court or on the field. >> we support the fact that the women should fight for their rights and what they think is just compensation. >> in response to the filing, u.s. soccer telling nbc news, our efforts to be advocates for women's soccer is unwavering. we're committed to and engaged in negotiating a new collective bargaining agreement to address compensation. >> nice to see tim howard supporting the women's team. >> for sure. dylan? >> it's warm but raining. it doesn't come with nice sunshine. it is going to rain all day long up and down the east coast, with our best chance of strong storms
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from virginia, even parts of maryland and delaware could see stronger storms. especially through southern georgia and northern florida, we could see heavy rain. behind it, it clears out. there is a second cold front. it'll move in and drag down the arctic air that could lead to some lake-effect snow and also flurries in the northeast as we go through the weekend. the west coast enjoying sunshine. temperatures in the 60s and 70s. that's a look at the weather across the country. your local forecast is coming up in 30 seconds. wow, it's nice. let's check it out. do any of you have kids? i do yes. this car has a feature built in called teen driver technology, which lets parent's see how their teens are driving. oh, that's smart. it even mutes the radio until the seat belt is fastened. will it keep track of how many boys get it in the car? (laughter) cause that could be useful. this is ahead of what my audi has for sure. wish my beamer had that. i didn't even know that technology existed. i'm not in the market for a car but now i may be.
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good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. clouds in partsd of the bay area and after all that clears out, another beautiful sunny day. now 54 degrees in the east bay and 41 in the north bay and 72 will be the high there. also low 70s in the tri-valley, as well as the south bay, the low to mid-60s for san francisco and the east bay and the peninsula. mostly sunny today. we'll start out with clouds again tomorrow and have the same weather heading into tomorrow. >> that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you. coming up, an election year bomb shell. the attorney for the so-called d.c. madame vowing to release information that he claims could effect the presidential race. are the flood gates now open? the concern over your privacy in the wake of the fbi's successful hack of a san bernardino shooter's iphone. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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a good friday morning at 7:26. video of the horn blower cruise ship crashing into a san diego pier is trending on facebook. look at that ship coming in to dock. the video doesn't even do it justice. kept going until it collided into that pier yesterday. several people, including that elderly woman that was walking by there had to rush out of the way. a man was nice enough to come in and save her. seven people were injured and three of those people had to be taken to the hospital with minor neck and back pain. 139 passengers and five crew members were onboard the ship at the time. an investigation into that crash is under way right now and, man, that situation could have been a lot worse. >> yeah. thankfully no one got really
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hurt. we'll have great weather this weekend whether you're taking a boat ride or just going for a walk. a look now at san francisco the golden gate bridge. you see the clouds breaking up already. we'll have sunshine. and now it's 53 degrees there. heading up to 63 degrees and 70 degrees in san mateo and 71 in san jose and also have 71 in napa and 70 in oakland and 72 today and let's check in with anthony to see what's happening on the roadways. >> we're dealing with the stop and go traffic along the peninsula and take you outside and show you what it looks like there. sunshine slow down and also an accident at the 84 connector and 84 westbound and eastbound are not closed. cannot access eastbound or westbound. keep that in mind this morning. and also coming in from the peninsula over towards san francisco and developing near san rafael and the bay bridge. now back to you. >> that always beautiful suntop rise. thank you, anthony. we'll see you in a half hour
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with more updates. have a great friday.
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♪ 7:30 now. it's friday morning, the 1st of april, 2016. we are getting a big cooldown. the weather is topping our look at the headlines today. overnight a new wave of severe weather across the south. tornados touched down in alabama, louisiana and mississippi. investigators in virginia trying to figure out why a man opened fire on a state trooper in richmond. 37-year-old chad dermyer was taking part in a training interexciinte exercise when he was shot rat close range. donald trump is calling his
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meeting with reince priebus terrific. we have been told it focused on the state of the race, the convention and delegate rules. a lawyer for the so-called d.c. madam claims to have phone records that could impact the election. kristin welker here with that story. >> good morning to you. this is an interesting one. could the 2016 race be rocked by a decade old scandal? that's the question this morning as one of the attorneys for the 2007 d.c. madam scandal fights to release records. he's gone all the way to the supreme court. yet another twist in the already raucus presidential race. he has information voters need to see, he says. s sibly is that attorney. this week he filed an
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application with the supreme court, asking the court to allow him to release records from the d.c. madam escort service, names. without offering specifics he has stirred up a frenzy of speculation. >> those records contain information relevant to the 2016 presidential election. >> in this online video posted last month, he asks for donations for his mounting legal fees after lower courts denied his requests. >> i must continue this fight. >> this all started in 2007 when the d.c. madam scandal broke, rocking the nation's capital, even bringing down louisiana senator david vitter. >> i want to offer my deep sincere apologies to those i have let down with these actions for my past. i am completely responsible and i am so very very sorry.
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>> in 2008, the woman kno as the d.c. madam committed suicide after she was convicted of racketeering and other offenses. since then sibly says he's been sitting on a number of documents including 800 client names and 5,000 phone numbers. >> i am the custodian to have records of that escort service. >> the question this morning in a race filled with so many stunning moments, could there be yet another one? >> in 2008, sibley had his license to practice law suspended, in part due to filing meritless lawsuits. for the latest case, he tells nbc news in a statement, quote, i have nothing to add until the chief justice has an opportunity to consider my applicatioapplic. as the application hasn't been docketed yet. he deserves until the middle of next week until i comment again.
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>> keep an eye on it, kristen. >> i will. new fallout over the fbi's successful hack of the iphone of one of the san bernardino shooters. the technology is hoped to be used in other cases not tied to terrorism. joe fryer explains, it's raising more privacy concerns. >> reporter: the fbi may have unlocked the phone of syed farook, but does that mean the bureau can crack hundreds of other cases across the country? brittany mills, a pregnant woman, killed last year, murder still unsolved. >> the negative things that happened to her, she put on her phone. in a diary. >> reporter: in arkansas, prosecutors say the fbi agreed to help them try to unlock an iphone 6 and ipod that belonged to defendants in a murder case. finding a way into the devices may not be the same as the san bernardino case.
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>> federal officials familiar with the technique employed on farook's phone tell nbc news it appears to only work on an iphone 5c, running a specific version of the ios 9 operating system. >> the solution for the fbi in this one case, as far as we can tell, is a one-case solution. on one phone. >> reporter: that's unwelcomed news for police and prosecutors. d.a. office currently has 213 unopened phones. the lapd, 300 devices that can't be accessed. chicago, 30 encrypted devices. 2016 alone. >> it is a big piece we're missing. a big piece of the puzzle we're missing as we try to solve crime. >> reporter: apple says, we will continue to help law endorsement with their investigations as we've done all along. the company believes building a back door would set a dangerous precedent. experts say there may be little incentive to use the method again in a criminal case because
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authorities might have to reveal in court how they did it. for "today", joe fryer, nbc news. >> fascinating and comely kate -- complicated. >> open apandora's box. dylan? >> we have a cooldown in the great lakes. northeast into the weekend, we could see temperatures about 10 to 20 degrees below average. we've got this huge dip in the jet stream that's going to drag down some of the arctic air. look how cold it's going to get, especially by monday morning in m fargo, 27 degrees to start the day. minneapolis, 30. green bay, 20s. chicago, 28 degrees sunday morning. you factor in the wind on top of that, it'll feel even colder. let's look at the northeast. by tuesday morning, burlington, vermont, 17 degrees. boston will only be in the 20s monday and tuesday morning. again, wind chills making it feel like it's closer to 20 degrees. we also have areas of low pressure. the clipper systems that will produce snow. especially lake-effect snow in
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and around the great lakes. we could see lighter snow in southern new england. the first moves through, then a second moves through throughout the day on monday. the snow will be more or less north of boston. for accumulations through monday, not a lot but we could see up to 6 to 8nches of lake-effect snow off of lake erie. new england could end welcome to april. we have some beautiful weather to start out the month and the day. here's a live look now at san francisco. golden gate bridge and everything looking great there. our temperatures are now at 54 degrees in oakland. 52 in cord and napa at 40 degrees. after a cool start, we warm up into the 70s today. gilroy looking at a high of 75 grees. 65 at half moon bay and the outer richmond district at 60 degrees. 72 and oakland 70 degrees and dublin a high of 72. >> that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thanks so lot. how do you get to mount r h rushmore?
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we're back at 7:42. we have the next chapter in the renewed fascination with the o.j. simpson murder case. >> tamron has more on that. >> good morning, everyone. next year, investigation discovery will have a documentary series narrated by martin sheen. this one claims it can prove simpson is innocent. >> if it doesn't fit, you must acquit. >> reporter: the trial of last century is quickly on its way to becoming an obsession in this one. >> injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. >> reporter: the o.j. simpson saga that captivated a nation in the '90s is now tv's guiltiest pleasure. "people versus o.j. simpson" and "o.j. made in america" set to air in june. now a third series, "hard evidence: o.j. is innocent," is set to premiere.
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despite o.j.'s acquittal and murders of nicole brown simpson and ron, there is questions of guilt. the series explores three questions. what if there were enough evidence to prove o.j. simpson did not murder his wife nicole or ron goodman? what if the real killer were still at large? what if the grand jury convened to reconsider new evidence? the work is based on bill dear, who has been investigating the case for the last two decades. >> 2 1 years i spent working on this case, fighting the system, and i mean fighting the system, i've come up with one conclusion. o.j. is innocent. i damn well can prove it. >> reporter: may be a hard sell,
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convincing people to re-examine their opinions of simpson, but the president of the channel said there is a thirst for o.j. >> i don't think you can get enough juice out of this story. there is an endless fascination, whether it's today or 20 years ago. >> reporter: he says he's always believed o.j. was guilty until now. >> for the first time, i've asked myself, did o.j. really do it? is the killer, other killer, out there? >> reporter: and he thinks others will have the same reaction. >> i think people will, again, for very much the first time, ask themselves to re-examine this evidence. >> reporter: whether the documentary will spark a change of opinion is get to be determined. it proves without a shadow of a doubt, the fascination with o.j. isn't going away any time soon. >> this is a six-episode series. like "people versus o.j." on fx, people assume they know everything. we hashed it out. i was a reporter. started watching the fx series,
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i bought for the first time, a series package an itunes. it sucks you? >> everyone knows how it ends, and yet they're fascinated. >> you learn these nuance things. when you think, i have an opinion. i think i know what happened. the series are illuminating. >> interesting to see what the case is they make in this show. there is overwhelming evidence he is guilty. >> we'll see. pop start is coming up. carson will tell us about the new meaning, to spend it like beckham. >> what? >> fashionable and flexible photos. do not poke the beehive. what you can expect if you throw shade at beyonce.
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we're back. 7:49. let's go over to carson. what is shaking over there? >> oh, goodness. here we go.
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beyonce is known for dropping surprise albums. yesterday, she tried something different. she tried dropping an entire fashion line. ivy park features women's fitness clothing. part of the growing athleisure market. lululemon, one of the biggest players in the market, threw an innocent shade at beyonce. they say, imitation is the best form of flattery. maybe beyonce is so crazy in love -- see what they did there -- she made her own. oh, boy. almost instantly, the beyhive swarms. oh, you're gonna regret this, lululemon. beyhive, get in formation and go. those are words you do not want to see. this stuff right here. the beyhive continues. rest in peace, lululemon. #ivy park. you do realize the mistake you made, right? lululemon said, no harm or foul
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was meant by this. we're huge fans of hers. ladies and gentlemen, it's too late. once the beyhive is on you, the stings are coming from left and right. you're in big trouble. we'll see how they make out with that. >> don't poke the bear. >> or the bee. >> don't poke the bee. >> carson, thank you for that. that was awesome. still to come, are you guilty of it? sip and click. why online sales tend to skyrocket of friday night. i know, we're guilty. guilty as charged. >> that's your night, ladies. life imitating art or the other way around? see if you can spot the real from the fake, after your local news.
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good friday morning and happy april fool's day. we have some beautiful weather. no fooling there. it's 54 degrees now in the east bay and 43 degrees ithe north bay. all of that sunshine warms up our temperatures into the 70s this afternoon in the south bay. 71 degrees north bay and 72 and 73 in the tri-valley while 63 in san francisco. let's look ahead to that weekend forecast. it will be beautiful, as you make plans into the low 60s and 70s for saturday and sunday, as well. no major changes there overall very pleasant. let's head over to anthony for a look at traffic. >> the bay bridge is still seeing things slow there. but starting to thin out. that's good news here on this friday light. really living up to its name. fastrak lanes without a problem. somedan accidents happening thrh the peninsula and santa clara dealing with some slowing all the way from 101 and palo alto still slow and 101 southbound
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continues to remain slow because of an accident at the 84 connector. 84 westbound and eastbound both slowed up until 15 minutes ago. and 101 northbound past palo alto. >> thank you very much. at 7:57. happening right now a bit of a new twist on a bernie sanders campaign slogan. this morning a los angeles nonprofit is asking people to feel the burn and get tested for stds. check out that crazy new billboard on our twitter feed. plus, talk about super hero powers. a 10-year-old girl born without part of her arm is invited design her own prosthesis. what is the end result? an arm that shoots out glitter. and, finally, google's april fool's joke backfiring for that company. the story getting a lot of traction on our twitter feed. find it there to get more information. we'll be back in just half an hour with more news, weather and traffic. we'll see you then.
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♪ it's 8:00 on today. coming up regulating the runway. the controversial new bill in california that's meant to keep models from becoming too skinny. are you guilty of the sip and click? >> i bought a scooter. >> leather vest. oh, no i got to return this. >> the costly new trend of mixing drinking and online shopping. causing sales to sky rocket on friday night. and monumental mistake. >> we do not keep mount rush more at the end of our dirt road. >> if you're using google maps to get to one of the country's most iconic land marks you might be out of luck. where your gps might lead you. today friday, april 1st, 2016.
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♪ >> it's april fool's but today is no joke! >> all the way from north carolina it's our sweet 16. >> good morning, minnesota. >> hello denver! >> good morning! go griz! ♪ good morning. >> good morning. >> it's 8:00 on today, guess what? it's april 1st, it's friday. we're here on "the today show" plaza. hold on i got to take a picture with this lady. she won't let me go. we're live on tv, you know? i think we got it. okay. okay. now i got to go thank you so much. >> we're on tv. >> we're on tv right now, i got to go. oh, my goodness she wouldn't let me go. we're on tv.
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>> great. >> great energy out here. >> a little rain foresty, rit? >> not cold. >> coming up we've got a full house in the orange room. three of our ladies standing by ready to answer your questions when it comes to cleaning up your home, your finances, your diet and a lot more. head to facebook.com/today and they may answer your questions. >> i need to spring clean everything. now with natalie on assignment, tamron has a check of the top stories. hey there, good morning. powerful storms spawn tornados across the south for a second straight day. trees power lines and building debris had to be cleared from streets. twisters were reported across alabama, mississippi and tennessee. heavy hailstones pounded parts of arkansas and in kentucky. high winds tossed around trailers and a mobile home park and peeled the roof off a middle school gym why students and staff were inside. there is no word of any serious injuries. with the critical wionsin
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primary four days away new polls have the front runners struggling. peter alexander joins us from washington. good morning. >> good morning, bad news in the badger state for donald trump and hillary clinton. both trailing their challengers. clinton and trump even adding events over the weekend. clinton hoping to avoid getting crushed. trump's rocky week of controversies have exposed vulnerabilities in his campaign. ted cruz is mocking him as the kim car dashian candidate. hillary clinton shouted at a environmental activists. >> i am so sick of, i am so sick of sanders' campaign lying about me. i'm sick of it. >> this morning, cruz tweeted what appears to be an april fool's joke writing donald trump accepted my challenge to debate one-on-one. there are no more gop debates scheduled. tamron. thank you very much.
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officials in richmond, virginia are investigating how a police training exercise led to the fatal shooting of a state trooper. officers were talking to people in a downtown bus station as part of an anti-drug training mission. when trooper chad dermyer approached one man to ask routine questions. that man pulled out a handgun and shot that trooper. other troopers returned fire killing the suspect. two women inside the terminal were wounded. the suspect had a criminal record and this was not an act of terrorism. a chicago area woman said she feels like her son was born again after he survived a shooting that was caught on camera. the 5-year-old boy and izhad sister were with their mom in a grocery store when a bullet tore through the wall inches from the boy's head. police say a store employee who is also a licensed security guard brought his gun to work and put it down on a counter. another employee picked it up, it went off. both men are charged with
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reckless conduct. a third employee is recovering from a bullet wound to the ankle. tesla has unveiled its new model three electric car designed to be more affordable than the earlier versions. prototypes unveiled have a panoramic glass roof and seating for five. they're priced at $35,000. elon musk says the car will go 215 miles on a single charge. although it doesn't go on sale until the end of next year bys have preord ord 130,000 cars. what could be more noble of nursing a bald eagle back to health. falling off the ladder. thankfully a worker was there to make the catch. they moved the ladder to the other side of the tree. i'm trying to look at the video and read. a better angle and the eagle
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soars off. that's why you should always have a second person when you're on a ladder. >> yeah. >> good catch, though e. nic grab. >> would you have been able to catch any of us? >> no question. >> not carson, that's the only one. it's friday, we've got something you might want to consider if you're planning to have a good time tonight. >> we'll let dylan explain this. >> these days all it takes is your smartphone to shop and research assumes alcohol is influencing some of the purchases we make. it's been said that nothing good happens after midnight. not true if you're an online retailer. lyst alongside the online store racked says business boosts 48% after 2:00 a.m. >> this is the sip and click. >> a sip of wine helps you go oh, yeah, that's what i would like. >> i bought a scooter, shoes
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that had pink bows on them. stuffed animals. >> leather vest i'm like oh, no. >> what are they buying when the booze kicks in? dresses and tons of them. up 320% on a friday night into saturday morning. >> your defenses are down because you had a little bit to drink. and you go shopping. >> not only do people shot more but they spend more too. shoe sales doubled. not just any shoes, the pricey ones. women spend 165% more than usual. >> when you're drinking, hey i can treat myself. >> i had a roommate in college who got drunk and bought a one way ticket to latvia. >> you've got to start putting barriers in your own way to prevent it from happening. so if your computer saves your
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credit card number. get it out of there. and pay particular attention to the return policy. you want to be sure you have that option. >> if you can, train yourself to wait 24 hours before clicking buy. you'll have a second chance to save cash. and don't think men are immune. studies show they tend to spend more money on online gambling after they've had a few. my thing is, it's not necessarily friday night. mine is that wednesday afternoon glass of wine. >> because you work weekends. >> strong move. >> by the way we asked our viewers if they ever made one of those late night purchases. what are you hearing? >> this tweeter admitted she bought star wars light saber ice pop maker. personalized playing cards with her dog's picture on them. after having cocktails, in my college town there was a record
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shop open late. i got bay watch sound track and neil diamond's sound track. twitter user tony joe was thinking healthy and bought richard simmons dvd's. those are a few that we got. >> hard to choose. coming up next, is it time to bring back the good old fashioned map? why you should not google it if you're looking for mount rushmore. >> we'll explain that one. plus one side is a photo, the other is a drawing. look closely. can you figure out which is which? the first of its kind bill here in the u.s. that would require fashion models to prove they're healthy enough to work and not too skinny. first, these messages. with the national parks to work toward the goal of
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your gps is wrong. this is not mt. rushmore. so, does the sign work? >> i have not seen a single person in the parking lot since the sign went in, so i'm actually quite excited. not that i don't love talking to strangers, but it takes something out of the day. >> that's a great point. >> she was getting a flood of tourists from around the world, showing up at her home. >> for five years. >> a little disappointed. >> how would you get that word out? you have to take action into your own hands. >> weird if people were taking pictures of her house. >> google didn't respond to our request for comment, but the glitch is still there. people are making it to the end of the road, seeing the sign and finding their way to mt. rushmore. >> she should sell t-shirts or something. this is america, a business opportunity. artist howard lee creates videos of what he calls hyperrealistic art. what he does, he draws the object and he makes them look so real, three-dimensional, that is
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actually hard to tell the real object fm the drawing. let's see if we can spot the difference. the hot dog. >> right is the drawing. >> right is the drawing. >> let's reveal the fake. >> all right. >> that's cool. >> it could have gone either way. >> do you want to try another one? >> yes. >> popsicles. >> that's a hard one. >> the left is the drawing. >> let's do our reveal. >> wow! >> i like the reveal. >> the left was real, right? >> okay. >> this is trickier. spot the fake candy cane. >> this is hard. >> is it the one in the package? >> apparentlies there one fake. >> the one in the bottom of the package. >> is that real? >> you think the package. >> the package is fake. >> wow! >> that's amazing. >> nice. >> cool.
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carson, this story is for you, my friend. men's health put out a poll, asking men whether or not they shave their legs. >> unless you're a cyclist, i'm not sure why you'd really do that. >> cyclist or swimming. shockingly, 33% of men admit they do trim their leg hair. 15% of men say they shave it off clean. this prompted women's health to ask ladies if they prefer their men shave their legs. combined, more than half of women polled said they preferred men to trim or shave their leg hair. >> really? prefer? >> more than half want the leg hair gone. >> bare? >> it grows back prickly. >> i don't know how i feel about my husband having bare legs. i feel strongly my o'anchors should. >> carson has a lot of hair. >> legs aren't that bad. >> that's a lot of hair. >> that's not crazy. >> you have nice calves. >> what are you talking about? >> oh, my gosh. are you going to do it?
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>> this is going to be great. let's see the before and after. >> oh, my god. >> wow. >> willie? >> we're going to need a bigger razor. >> if you're going to do it, just do it. i don't understand the trimming. >> go all in. >> you have to clean it up. >> oh, that's pretty bad. >> do you like it? >> tamron, do you like this? >> i don't, carson. >> this is a weird man spread moment. >> hr is standing by. >> you went right in. >> is this working for you? >> if you're really bold -- >> we reenact "40-year-old virgin" and wax it. >> have you shaved your legs? >> never considered it once in my life. >> how is that going to grow back? it will be all blotchy. >> it's over anyway. >> he did it a long time ago. >> don't worry about it. now a tribute to david bowie.
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and a young golfer gets advice from a special family friend. carson, with the bare leg. >> let's do it. last night, artists paid tribute to david bowie. the memorial concert took place here at carnegie hall. many were there. it was a great cause. proceeds from the concert went to charities serving underprivileged youth. great show. michael stipes. >> saw that. photo that has a leg up on everybody else on instagram. recently, victoria beckham has been in the news for ditching her famous high heels for flats. >> it's true. >> in her latest instagram post it looks like she's going back to her roots. >> oh, my. >> you can see her stunning flexibility all the while rocking the serious heels. the designer captioned the photo, those ballet classes are paying off. >> that's amazing. >> she painted her nails? >> one leg was pointing toward
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the camera. >> let's look at that photo one more time. >> let's get that up one. this weekend, the national final kickoff week at augusta national. it's an event for youth golfers with incredible skill. 13-year-old johnny wright, he's been playing golf since age 6. he will be the youngest competitor in his age group. his mother said he eats, sleeps and breathes golf. he even practices in the rain. recently johnny hit the links with a special family friend who just also happens to be justin timberla timberlake. he gave johnny advice on how to approach the tournament. >> what advice would you give me for this tournament i'm going to be? >> the drive, chip and putt, right? >> uh-huh. >> you have your fundamentals. you know what you're doing. how much i rehearse for a show, you know, when i get out on stage. i just trust all the work i put in. and get out there and stop thinking.
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hit ball to hole, young man. >> yes. >> that's nice. justin, avid golfer. loves to play golf. he's great with the kids there. great mentor. he'd be great on "the voice" just saying that. >> drive chip and poout airs sunday, april 3rd on the golf channel. it's a great, great event. >> it looks great. >> how is your leg? is it itchy? >> i'm ready to go all in. it feels good. let's get a check of the weather from miss dylan. today's weather is brought to you by the makers of nondrowsy claritin. let's take a look at that allergy forecast for today. we've got a lot of areas down through the southern plains into texas that are seeing very high pollen right now. we're also starting to see the moderate and high levels start to spread across the country. so now is the time where those allergies start kicking in.
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we'll notice it more and more over the next several weeks. rain up and down the east coast, a chance of heavier rain and also isolated tornadoes down across the southeast where we have a tornado watch in effect till 3:00 this afternoon. right in this area in yellow is where we could see large hail, damaging wind gusts, the isolated tornado and also the threat of lots of rain. southern georgia and northern florida is where we could end up with some reports of 6 to 8 inches of rain. this is a second cold front that's going to drag down some of the arctic air. lake-effect snow in and around the great lakes this weekend. it's going to bring flurries to the northeast as well. temperatures will tumble by the time we go into sunday and monday morning, wind chills will be down around 20 degrees. well below average as we go through t beautiful weather continues in the bay area. all the clouds we had earlier have cleared out for most of us. in san jose, it is nice and clear and a chilly start as we are now at 49 degrees, 44 in
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santa rosa and napa, rivermore 51 degrees. as we take a look at the weekend forecast, absolutely perfect with highs in the mid to upper 60s, even some low 70s in the tri-valley, south bay and north bay. more of the same weather for saturday and sunday. next week we will see those temperatures really starting to ramp up by the end of the week. forecast. savannah? thank you. the modeling industry takes a lot of heat for the size of its models. a new bill in california hopes to change the industry's image while offering new protection to those models. today's erica hill has that story this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. the new legislation aims to create health and labor standards and a dealey, a new picture of the industry. for decades, young girls have seen images like these, selling not only fashion but also an unattainable physique. >> when i was 15, i looked like a 15-year-old. i had a round 15-year-old face. i have had people in the past tell me that i need to shed inches from my face. you're like how do i work out my
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face? how do i do that? >> california state assemblyman mark levine is hoping to put around end to moments like that, proposing a new bill which would require health standards for models, including regular checkups and nutrition counseling. modeling agencies would have to be licensed by the state's labor commission. >> we're trying to protect the health of women in the fashion industry. studies show that up to 40% of fashion models have eating disorders. as many as 50% of girls in 5th to 12th grade think they're not thin enough because of the images they see in magazines. >> reporter: sara, ziff founder of model alliance began her career at age 14. she says more protection is needed, especially for younger models in an industry she calls largely unregulated. >> i'd like to see basic workplace health and safety standards in the fashion industry across the board.
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when you look at actors and actresses, they have union protection. and they have labor laws that protect them. models don't have anything like that. >> reporter: the california measure is similar to recent legislation in israel, france, spain and italy. which require a doctor's okay to work. designed to keep models at a healthier weight. amanda frumm models mainly overseas and feels the difference. >> it's liberating. it's a psychology in the society if you look too thin and you just won't book work. >> reporter: a mindset mark levine is hoping will make its way back to the u.s. >> i have a 7-year-old daughter and i know that these images impact them. there's a societal benefit for resetting expectations of what women are supposed to look like. >> reporter: if signed into law, the bill would go into effect in january. the talent agent industry oppose s legislation.
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they say they are committed to promoting the well-being of all the artists but believe the bill, quote, creates major disruption and legal confusion and is unworkable. >> so there may be some discussion happening. >> all the same question, how do you enforce this? is it at the runway show. >> involve basically going to a doctor and having that doctor say yes, you are healthy. you are cleared to work. >> do they keep up with it? >> a lot of things would have to be worked out. >> motivation, that's a concern. >> absolutely. >> erica, thank you. >> let's send it over to carson. >> thank you, willie. coming up, jeff hostin of the illusionist is here. that is no illusion. that's his real suit. you're looking great. how did you possibly do that? no april fool's. just hostin with a pumped up
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i'm sabrock/ ==an== and a good friday to you on april the 1 oost. i'm sam brock. video of the hornblower cruise ship crashing into a san diego pier is trending on facebook, that ship coming into the dock just kept going into it collided into a pier yesterday. several people including an elderly woman you see in the red right there had to rush out of the way. that man helped her. seven people were injured and three of them had to be taken to the hospital with minor neck and back pain. 139 passengers and 5 crew members were on board that ship at the time. right now an investigation into the crash is under way, but some very scary moments for those folks. anthony joining us with a broader picture right now of the traffic puzzle. >> yes. it's looking pretty good. it is friday so dealing with friday light action out there.
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still a couple of small accidents approaching the bay bridge toll plaza. actually across parts of the peninsula still dealing with slowing 280 is slow, couple of accidents there. 101 slow in palo alto southbound. sam, back to you. >> thank you, anthony. we'll be back in just 30 minutes with another report, news and weather. for now, we send you back to the "today" show. (scal): good day, m'lady!
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♪ here we come, here we go 8:30 now on this friday morning. it's april 1st, 2016. april fools' day. be on alert at all times. a lot of shenanigans going on in the studio today. a lot of people jumping around corners. >> our producers always have surprises. looking over our shoulders all morning. >> speaking of looking over your shoulder, yesterday, matt lauer disclosed your e-mail address on
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national television. you heard from our great viewers. >> it ended up being really fun. i heard from a lot of the viewers. they were funny and really nice. a lot were wanting ambush makeovers or concert tickets. they were saying, don't blame matt, they're old. i wrote back to most, just not the creepy ones. >> one wrote, just wanted to see if this worked. thanks, matt, if it does. some carrying the promise of more e-mails to come. lyn wrote, savannah, don't worry. i won't be writing to you, too often. >> i changed my e-mail address, fyi. coming up, april showers bring 100% chance of saving you money. what to shop for this month and where you'll find the best bargains. plus, we'll be amazed with mind-blowing tricks from the illusionist jeff hobson.
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>> my mind is already blown. >> keeps going. >> next, he'll do the double shooter. also, we visit several restaurants on the trend with the biscuit and bagel craze. one is marrying the two. get ready for the bisgel. first, let's get to check of the weather. >> we are going to see a lot of rain up and down the east coast today and tomorrow. tomorrow will be mostly in the morning. storms through florida, where we could end up with isolated, severe storms. behind that front, it gets windy and cold. temperatures cold and snow in the great lakes saturday and sunday. wind chill near chicago and into cleveland, should start off in the 20s. eventually, the older care wi e make its way to the northeast. the western half of the country, above average temperatures. vegas, 84 with sunshine.
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dry things out in the pacific gorgeous weather again today, a lot of sunshine and that will stay with us into the afternoon. we do have a few clouds in a few spots like right along the immediate coast and some clouds mixing in in san francisco. in the north bay, mostly clear 43 degrees, warming up to 72. in the tri-valley, 72 while the east bay is at 65 and the peninsula 68 degrees and 63 in san francisco. we will have more weather like this into the weekend. >> that's your latest forecast. willie? >> dylan, thanks a lot. on start today, our three js helping you clean up your diet, finances and home. now, we have three of the four. jean, joy and jill are busy answering your questions in a live facebook chat. good morning. >> morning. >> lots of questions today. >> a lot. >> nancy writes, joy, here's a tough one, i'm trying to cut
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ba on calories and carbs but i'm addicted to potato ships. i love the salty crunch. do you have a substitute? >> everybody loves potato chips. the first alternative is kale chips. before anybody rolls their eyes, you have to give it a shot. take a bunch of kale, whip it into two-inch pieces, lay it out on a baking sheet, mist it with oil, kosher salt and pop it in the oven on 400. eight to ten minutes. that's it. it is delicious. it's healthy. you can binge eat it. you can eat as much as you want. so low calorie. the other thing is light popcorn. it gets a little boring, right? to heighten the flavor, all you're going to do is make a big batch, top it with the oil mister and add parmesan cheese. you get the salt, pop and volume. >> it's unanimous. we want option two.
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jill, let's move to you. amanee writes, i'm trying to get my credit in order. should i tackle the biggest debt first or try to get rid of the smallest first? please help me. >> focusing on the size of the debt is the wrong thing to do. you want to focus on the interest rate. when you look at the interest rate, sort of stack them from the highest to the lowest. pay all your extra money to the one with the highest interest rate. then make the minimum payments on the rest. when the first debt is gone, you move on to the next one. that is the fastest, cheapest way out of debt. >> i never heard it that way. >> it's called an avalanche. >> good. jill, over to you. katie writes, my boyfriend and i are moving in together but i'm not an organized person. he's super neat. i need organization techniques to organize my very important stuff without getting rid of things. >> i love this question. honest, and i love the picture, and exciting you're moving in together. but everybody needs to get rid of things. donate or consign or you keep.
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make two piles. one is donate and consign. one is keep and another is a maybe pile. easy to do. there are three criteria. stains or pulls, haven't worn it in a year or too big or too small. the maybe pile, try on for your boyfriend. do a fashion show. a little champagne. pear down your closet and help you organize better. >> i love how you worked champagne into even this. >> with the parmesan popcorn. >> saving money, and you can buy it. >> throw in the kale chips. keep the questions coming. they'll be here this morning. facebook.com/today. up next, springtime shopping. where you'll find the best deals this month. first, this is "today" on nbc. thank you so much. did you say honey? hey, try some? mmm that is tasty. is it real?
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of course... are you? nope animated you know i'm always looking for real honey for honey nut cheerios well you've come to the right place. great, mind if i have another taste? not at all mmm you're all right bud? never better i don't know if he likes that. yeah part of the complete breakfast
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♪ all we want is a party back at 8:38. april is here, and that means the discounts on everything from clothes to must-haves for your
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kitchen to vacation. where do you find them? lifestyle expert and today.com contributor is here. she's done the leg work for us. good morning. >> good morning, savannah. >> i love these segments. there are certain months of the year it's good to buy certain things. >> april is great to buy cruises. last-minute cruise this month, you can find prices off up to 83% on pipeline.com. or if you want to plan ahead, norwegian cruise slines has onboard credits. royal caribbean, buy one, get one-half off time. viking cruises, you can go all over europe. >> love it. cruising, good time to buy. spa week, i like the sound of that. >> if you like to indulge and pamper yourself, april is the time. spa week is april 11th through the 17th. other spas have deals, too. bliss, 30% off if you're a member.
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massage envy, you can spend up to $125 and get a free add-on. oasis day spa, you can save 15% off of select services. red door spa, you can get a facial, body treatment or pedicure for 50%. check the individual websites for the dates for all of these. >> maybe if you have a local spa, they might have an offer, as well. >> exactly. >> let's get more practical. appliances. talk to me. >> 10% to 40% off this time of year. we're seeing deals at best buy. you can get robotic vacuums. jcpenneys. macys has coffee makers and espresso machines. william sonoma, you can find vitamix blenders and food processors. this is a time to stock up for the wedding and graduation gifts. >> wedding showers, that stuff. >> exactly. >> moving on, let's do clothes. what's up? >> clothes, for springtime, you want to gear up on rain gear, sneakers and athletic clothing. far as this, dsw has great
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deals on shoes. more you spend, the more you save. as far as shoes, nike and everlast are on sale at jcpenney and kmart. sears, great athletic wear. check the dates for the sites. promotions are in april but they vary based on retailer. >> the thrift shop. you think you're always getting a deal, but the inventory is good now? >> everyone is spring cleaning. there's great inventory. the best day to shop is monday. people tend to donate during the weekend. good things to find, spring dresses, designer shoes and bags, you name it. >> furniture too, sometimes, right? >> you can donate or buy great items at your local thrift stores and consignment stores. >> tax day deals. i love it. this is not about your taxes. not your accountant. it's people are being nice to companies, saying, it's tax day, here is a discount. >> people are giving deals.
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tax day on april 18th this year. during of deals to take note. boston market has that deal, you can get a half one meal individual chicken for $10.40, fantastic. bruggers bagels, 13 bagels and two tubs of cream cheese. einstein brothers, e club members, you can save $1. finally, select mcdonald's stores give free coffee. or buy one quarter pounder for full price and one for 18 cents. >> you memorized all that? i'm amazed. >> thank you. >> she has more on things to buy this month or today.com. up next, we know him as one of the illusionists. jeff hobson is here. he'll show us tricks in time for april fools' day. first, this is "today" on
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back at 8:44. it is april fools' day. >> here to help us mark the occasion, jeff hobson, trickster from "illusionist," live from broadway. good morning. >> morning. >> we feel we're working into an april fools' day prank. >> i'd live to give a demonstration of slight of hand. how you get pranked. understand what i'm saying? you have the witnesses over here. you don't mind, would you mind coming over here? >> okay. >> face that way. >> all right, all right. great. >> willie, come over here, do you mind? >> a little bit, but sure. >> savannah. we want the whole circle over here. >> the back. >> have you seen the daily paper, carson? >> i have not. >> we seneed the paper. if you haven't seen it, i recommend this. left forefinger. you're a paper ballet.
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good for you. >> my mother is proud. >> take a piece of paper off the roll, as much as you'd normally use. >> how? >> nevermind. we can be a little more liberal with that. wonderful. >> wow. >> this is going to be a slight of hand for you. >> okay. >> chest, chin up, wonderful. it'll disappear. guess what hand it's in. since we're on tv, put your knees together. >> all right. >> that's fine. just relax. is it in the left or right hand? >> right, maybe? >> good. left or right? >> left. >> no, no, right. >> cool, huh? >> pretty cool. >> this goes up the sleeve. a lot of people think so. up the sleeve or -- >> i have no idea what you're saying. >> doesn't matter. >> toilet paper. >> trying not to speak. one more time. is it over here? >> i don't know. >> we'll keep doing this slower for you. we want this to be right. you look awkward. >> okay.
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it's how i feel. >> is it left hand or right? >> i just don't know. >> doesn't matter. try it again. >> what are we doing? april fools on me? >> could be. >> i'll get this one. i prams. >> watch. left or right. >> i have no idea. >> it's right there. >> stacking them. got it. >> left or right? >> no idea. >> look down. psych. one more time. >> carson. >> don't worry about it. >> we'll make a nice, big one here for you. >> okay. >> i don't think you're going to miss this one here. nice, big. this is going to be fun. there it is. all right. it's going to be in the left hand. >> come on. >> or the right hand. >> come on. >> take a look. is it in the left hand or right?
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>> i have no idea what you did. >> left. >> it was left or right. >> you threw it to willie. i think i saw it. >> he's got it. that's how the slight of hand is done. [ applause ] >> when you were sitting down, you couldn't see because he was behind you over here. >> are you all right? >> part of the trick. are you okay? >> no! come on. >> are you all right? >> i have a sore throat. sorry. it's still warm. let's forget about this. i have one more trick but i need someone. savannah? we don't need that. there you go. stand over here. it's a little slight of hand trick. it's all you and me. don't worry about people behind you. people can see the magic behind. i'm on tour now. take a look at the illusionist live.com. it's a great show. egg in bag trick. make sure it's solid. >> yes.
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>> watch. nevermind. egg, yes or no, there? >> yes. >> look at this. >> where'd it go? >> hold the bottom of the bag inside out. >> this way? >> yeah. no egg. take a look, you see the egg? >> no. >> feel snit? >> no. >> in the bag and it's there. >> we'll do it again. one more time in slow motion. feel it? >> yes. >> slow motion. >> oh, my gosh. >> feel inside the bag. no way. it's the -- that does it. you see snit?
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>> no. >> see it, yes or no? >> no. >> hold your hands together. hold a little higher. closer, let go with the left hand. >> let go with the -- >> see the egg, yes or no? >> no. >> hand out in fnt of you. grab it in the air. throw it out. arm to the side, catch it. >> no way! >> go inside the bag. >> what? >> is the egg there? >> yes, it is. >> go get it! show everybody. >> wow. [ applause ] >> is there a carly here? is this yours? >> oh, my gosh. >> thank you very much. >> one of my closet members. >> matter of fact, i have a few others. i have -- anybody else missing a watch? i have this one over here. this one over here. >> are you guys in on it? it >> it's wild, isn't it? >> oh, my gosh! >> i know. that's yours. >> carson, i got your underwear. i'll give it back later. >> i wasn't wearing any.
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>> oh, my goodness. >> amazing. by the way, the "illusionist" is currently on television across the country. >> you'd like your watch stolen. >> amazing. coming up next, the perfect breakfast blend. bisgels, anyone? we'll explain. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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this morning on today food, two breakfast favorites and a place rolling them into one. >> with the story, here's sheinelle jones. >> reporter: wake up because mornings are getting a makeover. it's breakfast redesigned. from biscuits to bagels, expect bigger, brighter and bolder. >> our data shows breakfast bagels are up 10%. buttermilk biscuits, in particular, are up 75% year-over-year. >> reporter: in portland, oregon, the reggie deluxe is a menu favorite. fried chicken, eggs, bacon and cheese, sandwiched between a buttermilk biscuit and smothered with gravy. >> it's soft, delicate and flaky, and the seasoning on the outside. >> what is it about biscuits that you love? >> i love the smell of them cooking. it makes me feel really good. >> reporter: new york city's burnside biscuits offers jams,
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jellies and preserves, alongsi cheese. atlanta's homegrown serves up the comfy chicken biscuit by the thousands. >> our counter goes over to 9,999. i've seen it click over to zero so many times. i don't even know. >> reporter: at the general muir, bagels are for breakfast. broiled and baked the old fashioned way. topped with sesame and poppy seeds, garlic and salt. >> we make it so good. people want it, no matter the carbs or the calories. >> reporter: wood fires. sprinkles with, well, everything. in brooklyn, new york, rainbow bagels topped with birthday cake cream cheese and cotton candy are just the start. >> good. >> memories of bagels. >> reporter: you'll find the bisgel, yes. take a buttery, flakey biscuit, put a hole in the middle and top
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it with bagel seasoning. you have the marriage of biscuits and bagels. >> they're comfort food. we predict this trend will grow in 2016. >> comfort. comfort food. >> all right. we have it here, straight from new york. bisgel topped with honey butter. to me, it's delicious. it's a biscuit with a little poppy seed on top. >> i feel more biscuit than bagel. >> i agree. >> the honey butter is amazing. >> very tasty. >> we are all concerned we've been pranked on this, right? >> is there any prank going on? >> is this not a real thing or something? >> we've learned to keep our head on a swivel. >> if that was a prank, it wasn't a good one. >> this is real. >> it's not a prank. >> would be a lame prank. >> what's coming up next hour? any other bread products? >> speaking of pranks, this morning we arrived to work -- >> this is ridiculous. >> wait until you see how we
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started our april fools' day. >> what happened? >> it takes a lot to scare dermyer.anez==too== it's 8:56. i'm kris sanchez. the latest numbers from the bureau of labor show continue steady growth. 250,000 jobs added in march. despite that, unemployment rate ticked up one-tenth of a percent. also in the report, hiring is contributing to higher pay which rose more than 2% since last year.
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tesla unveils their model 3. touch screen dashboard, panoramic mon roof, seats five. it gets 200 miles on a full charge. look on our home page to see how it compares to other classes. trending on twitter, an alert in a community where a sex offender will be released. also on twitter, google's april fools' joke backfires. a drop the mike feature was added to e-mail. google has issued an apology over the april fools' joke and that's no joke. we have more local news coming up for you in a half hour.
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this morning on "today's take," grammy winner kelly rowland is here. find out why the former destiny's child star is now chasing destiny. then it's april fools' day and the pranks have begun. wait until you see what happened to us. don cheadle on bringing miles davis to the big screen. all that and more coming up now. >> announcer: from nbcnews, this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to "today" on friday morning, april 1st, 2016. april fools' day. that's tamron's favorite holiday. great crowd out on our plaza. the rain has let up a little bit. al and natalie are on
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assignment. i love your morning jam. >> you like it? >> i do. >> j.lo, "ain't it funny." >> is this the remix with ja rule? >> it is. i was out yesterday and one of my best friends said, this song describes your life right now. i'll leave it out there like that. >> i miss ja rule. >> what happened? >> had the gravely voice. >> j.lo is incredible in this video. absolutely stunning now and then. hoda went to her show in vegas. >> i watched the carpool karaoke with james corden. she's so cool. >> great choice. it is april fools' day. very early, we get here, bleary-eyed, weak, defenses are down. >> it's friday.
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you come into work at 4:00 a.m. it's the last day, wrap it up. >> we're good, coming in. here's what happened when we walked into the studio. >> ahh! >> that's embarrassing. >> whoa, got it. >> so cruel. >> that's not a prank. just a guy with an air horn. >> jumping out of a trash can. >> let's bring in the jolly prankster. rich was with us last year. >> out of a trash can. >> hey, rich. >> listen, doesn't have to be mean people holiday. >> but it is. >> you know, you can surprise people with gifts and money. >> i like that. >> why didn't you do that? >> it can be psychological. >> why didn't you do that with us? >> you recognize me. i had to hide. i can't be like, want to sign a
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petiti petition? i can't prank you. >> that was the worst. >> you'd be great in a horror movi movie. i'd scream. >> you two probably hate this the most, right? >> yeah, it was gut wrenching. >> i don't know if she's still -- savannah left. but she came down. her reaction was so strong. we didn't put it in there. >> we couldn't edit it. >> wow. >> you still got tricks up your sleeves? >> people at home need to know, it can be kind spirited. doesn't have to be mean. my youtube channel is popular for pranks. i teach tons of types on there. they can be kind. >> tell us show. >> take a remote, stick tape over the sensor. >> that's not caring and nice. >> it is. you sit back and laugh while people try to work the remote. >> you said it doesn't have to be mean. >> it's not too mean. >> the most annoying thing -- >> changing the batteries out. >> i have to say -- >> it's april fools'. >> if you're a parent, do this to your kids. >> do this to your friends.
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i wouldn't recommend doing it to a stranger because they don't like you touching their personal belongings. say, i'm sorry i scratched your car so badly. stick it on the windshield and watch your friend search for something that's not there. that's an idea of more of a psychological prank, right? >> yeah. >> it's not that mean. it's funny if you do it to a friend. play the tape back, you'll laugh. >> hide and record your friend looking at his car? >> absolutely. >> you want to have friends or lose friends. >> you'll gain friends. >> i think it's a funny thing to do to a teenager. they come home from school or wherever. >> rich says it's fun and nice. >> depends how you do it and who you do it to. happy april fools', man. >> you, too. >> i don't know if it's happy. >> whatever. >> horrible april fools' to you. >> you, too. thank you, buddy. >> thanks, guys. we've been searching for things around the web that catch our eye. we do this every day. you like fast cars, lexus has
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figured out a way to create a connection between the car and the driver. they partnered with velcro to create a seat that keeps you in the proper position. it requires you, the driver, to wear velcro, as well. >> this -- >> you know what? i'm done with this. >> good try. >> our team said -- how did they pitch this? we're going to trick the audience. they're going to believe that's a real ad. at the end, tamron, you say, april fools'. did we think our audience would think that's real? >> you had me for a second, until the guy rolled in with the velcro suit on. where do you get that? >> this is real, i promise. proton packs from the ghostbusters, right? >> yeah. >> sony is -- this is real -- making a real version of one. the goal is to combat supernatural spirits. it'll appear in the u.s. july
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15th, the same day the ghostbusters release td movie. >> what does it do? what are the features? >> it gets away the gremlins. >> you can shoot them like in the movie? combine the scream with your friends? >> no, this is real, right? >> yeah. oh, yeah. >> of course it's not real. gotcha. but i really didn't, did i? >> didn't get anybody on either of them. >> this one is real. >> okay. >> this is not an april fools' prank. i promise. rob query, a high school baseball coach in palm bay, florida, promised his team if they won 14 games in a row, they could pick the name of his unborn child. >> i'm still in on this one. >> guess what? the team stepped up to the plate. they're one game away from winning the challenge. their next game is monday night. they've already picked the name for the baby boy. >> what is it? >> it's a real story. the baby's name would be
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benjamin small, after two of their favorite characters from "sandlot." >> still believe it. >> his wife julia is on board. she warmed up to at least the benjamin part, which is one of my favorite names. their baby is due in september. hopefully september 16th, my birthday. this is a real story. >> swear? are we done, this is a real story? >> is it real? >> totally real. confirmation. real story. >> this is not the day to play the trust game, where you'd lean back. everything i'm reading in the prompter terrifies me. >> we had one real story this morning? >> yeah, guys, it's real? >> great story. ben jah smjamin is a great name >> are you in on april fools' day or not? think of a hashtag. >> "today's take." >> that's the name of the show. >> i was mesmerized by something i'm holding. #"today's take."
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do you love or hate april fools'. >> guys, check this out. >> what? >> this is tamron hall, cover girl. spring issue, "monarch" magazine. talking about your career, the work-life balance. on news stands now. great shot on the cover. i'll open it up and see what's inside. >> funniest tweet so far about the cover. i'm wearing shorts, which i don't normally do, clearly, at work. >> look out now. >> somebody said i look like an r&b singer. there you have it. mary j. blige. >> is there a better compliment? >> i love mary j. blige. i don't wear shorts. it's not something i normally do. i'm 45. short shorts intimidate me. >> you're pulling them off. inspiring, empowering, in charge. tamron hall drives her career forward and going her own way. >> you're making me blush. >> this is great. >> willie, okay. >> look at tamron hall. look at the tassels, like the cowgirl look. >> why are you doing this? "monarch" magazine, thank you. i'm now sweating.
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dylan, save us. i'm embarrassed, believe it or not. >> you look absolutely beautiful. i love those pictures. oh! and not so beautiful over here. very graceful. chance of thunder in there. it takes a lot -- [ laughter ] >> that's a magazine cover. >> that is great. >> that is a magazine cover. >> love that. it takes a lot to zar scare me. i'm not a screamer, but the air horn put me over the edge. we have cold air moving in. it'll be chilly into the first weekend of april. look as we go into this afternoon. temperatures will be running about 10 degrees below average. into saturday, we drop to 15 degrees below average. buffalo, 40 degrees for a high. sunday, it makes its way to the northeast. highs in the 30s and 40s.
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not a bad day across the bay area. a lot of sunshine, a chilly start. we're seeing the clouds in the distance from sunol. overall, we'll see this weather still staying beautiful all throughout the afternoon. now it is 50 degrees in napa. 56 in concord. 57 in palo alto. let's check out that weekend forecast. it will be up to 68 degrees today in the peninsula. tomorrow 70 degrees. and san francisco will stay in the lower 60s. a breezy wind. morning clouds and afternoon sunshine is what you can expect the next few days. guys? >> the tweets are coming in. charles thought the proton pack was real. >> he did? you y
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you. good morning. 9:26. i'm kris sanchez. happening now -- a man accused of killing his girlfriend on valentine's day is set to enter a plea in court. there is evidence possibly linking him to the murder. she lived? san jose but disappeared after a house party in hayward. police say the accomplice is also scheduled to appear in court. concerned parents in one east bay community are trying to put an end to acceptance week. it is a week of lessons on the lgbtq community scheduled at a school in san ramon. some parents have started an online petition to stop that lesson saying their children are
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too young. the petition has hundreds of signatures already. the bay bridge series continues tonight at at&t park. last night thanks to a strong outing from jeff samardzija, he allowed no runs, struck out 5 through 5 innings of work and the giants backed him up with just enough offense to beat the a's 3-1. game two is tonight at 7:00 which you can watch right here on nbc bay area. we have a look at your baseball weather and traffic coming up after the break.
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good friday morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we'll have another beautiful day but we are still seeing those clouds along the coast. here is a look at the outer sunset, while san jose is all clear. temperatures have been cool to start out. it is 53 degrees? san jose and livermore, 54 in san francisco but we are heading into the 70s today. half moon bay will be at 65 degrees and 63 in napa. 71 in oakland today. things are still pretty slow in palo alto.
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unfortunately, the same scenario all morning long. all week actually. this morning we had an accident near the 84 connecter keeping things slow. now just typical slowing we are seeing each and every morning. couple more citizens northbound on 101 in san jose. things still look good across the rest of the bay. the bay bridge approach, the maze, wide open here. meters turned off. more local news for you in just a half-hour. see you then.
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taking a look at the headlines. with the tax deadline closing in, the justice department has a new warning about dishonest tax return preparers. you should be wary of anyone who guarantees a refund or claims to have a surefire way to reduce your taxes. never have your refund deposited directly into their bank account. don't use someone who claims bogus credits on your return, and never sign blank tax return forms. and there's new evidence that coffee can decrease your risk of colorectal cancer, even if it's decaffeinated. researchers at the university of southern california surveyed 5,000 people recently diagnosed with cancer and a control group of healthy people. after allowing for risk factors like diet and family history, they found that coffee drinkers
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were 29% less likely to develop colorectal cancer. the benefits doubled for those who drank more than 2 1/2 cups a day. and tesla has unveiled its new model 3 electric car designed to be more affordable than earlier versions. prototypes unveiled thursday have panoramic glass roofs and seating for five adults. they're priced at $35,000. that's less than half the cost of earlier teslas. ceo elon musk says the car will go at least 215 miles on a single charge. the cars won't be available, though, until the end of next year. buyers have already preordered more than 130,000 cars. how long is that wait list then? and it was a daring dash for freedom for a donkey in fayetteville, arkansas. an officer's dash cam caught this hot pursuit. the donkey defied orders to stop, so officers eventually corralled the creature. they returned the donkey -- is this a real story?
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to its owner and had to put it in the back of their crown vic. dylan, i'm always afraid that when i read something like that on april fools' day that our team has punk'd us, but i guess it's real. >> i love that your southern accent came out during that story. >> you know, it's so funny, whenever i read something that says arkansas, it happens! >> it's natural. >> i've got to get to a doctor for that. >> i like it, though. >> what's up? >> we've got the weekend quickly approaching, and we are going to see a big change in the temperatures. we've got colder air that's going to work into the great lakes. that will trigger some lake-effect snow. we've got rain in the morning up and down the east coast. the rain will stick around through most of northern florida as we go through the day on saturday. then on sunday everything clears out except for this lake-effect snow. temperatures in the northeast will be windy and cold. we'll be talking about windchills down in the 30s through the weekend. we've got mostly sunny skies across the bay area and a great way to start out the weekend. shed out the door, it is 50 in napa and santa rosa.
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53 in san jose and livermore. into the day expect a high of 73 degrees in cupertino. in palo alto, 71 degrees. outer richmond district, up to 73. forecast.ael. willie ask tnd tamron? this morning on today food, a couple dishes that are easier than you think. >> good news. "today" food contributor billy has an easy recipe for crab walnut cree . cakes and homemade brownies. >> six ingredients plus the vegetable oil. eggs, mayo, lemon, bread crust and seasoning. we'll put the crab and the bread kr crumbs aside. >> i wanted to see willie do it
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all. >> throw the lemon? >> i've known him 15 years. >> since kindergarten. >> babies in the womb. >> pretty much. >> after you do this with a whisk, we're going to take it lighter with the crab meat. put it in, willie. >> it's lump crab? >> it's bigger chunks. that's why we're doing it gently, so not to break it up too much. when people bite into a crab cake, they want to try the meat. do the same with the bread crumbs. this is a japanese bread crumb, flaky and course, with the crunch. i love it or everything. >> you get more texture? >> a light krun crunch. we'll make a patty out of it. use your hands or take a scooper like this. it'll end up looking like that. formulate it with your hands. then we're going to put that in the fridge actually for about an hour. covered in plastic. you want it to bind so it doesn't fall apart on you. after that, you're ready to go. i'll cook one off, but jump into
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yours. >> vegetable oil? >> yeah. i'll do about four minutes a piece. then it'll be golden brown in about four minutes on each side. >> that's it? >> yeah. chipotle mayo. you can do it on a salad with coleslaw. anything you want. of course, what goes good with crab cakes? double chocolate, walnuts, brownies. >> really good, by the way. >> most people use boxed mix, brownie mix. flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, vanilla, vegetable oil. we'll put you to work with the whisk. >> yeah. >> mix up your wet and dry separately. the reason we do that, it's less clu clu clumpy. be gentle and not mix it hard. it'll make it dry and flat. after that, tamron, throw in -- >> i was going in for the kill.
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>> chocolate chip. >> oh. >> life is hard. >> then you can also -- go ahead -- you can also do peanut butter cups or anything -- go ahead -- peanut butter cups or -- >> are these real? >> say what? what? >> this is not a real brownie, is it? >> why? >> i knew it. it was too good to be true. >> say what? >> why is it salty? why did the crab cakes taste -- >> why are you vetting me on national tv? this is live. >> billy, this is horrible. >> i knew you weren't making a burger. >> april fools' but not from me. from someone else. i had nothing to do with this. >> i knew it. i did have the water. i got the water. >> the crab cakes were good, willie said. i never lied about a cooking segment. you said it was good. in my mind, i said, this was the worst crab cake ever. >> cinnamon on it? >> i pride myself in being honest with cooking segments.
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>> i tasted the cinnamon and thought, that's different. >> i'll let everyone know, it wasn't me. i was an innocent bystander in this. >> everything i cook is perfect and on the website. the recipes are great. >> never has he done anything like this in 15 years. it was horrible. >> cleaning fluid in there? >> i went with you, willie, because you said, the crab cakes are good. in my mind i was like, this is disgusting. >> i don't know how you kept your face straight. >> too much salt here. what was the problem there? >> cereal and pumpkin spice. >> kelly rowland wanted one of these. >> i saved her a good one. here's a real good one. >> i don't want any part of this. >> trust me. try these. >> no, no, no. >> these are real recipes. you can get them at today.com/food. billy, get lost. up next, don cheadle, writing, directing and starring
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in a new film about legendary jazz artist miles davis. >> these are from me. i promise. >> tamron, are they good? soup and sandwich and clean and real
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we sat down with the stars of "miles ahead," using flashbacks to recall earlier times in davis' life. >> i'm miles davis. >> i know. francis taylor. >> this is my phone number. now owe don't have to stare. >> don cheadle stars as miles davis and puts on his director's hat for the first time. emma plays francis davis, miles' first wife. >> good morning. >> about ten years ago, miles davis' nephew says there's going to be a move yie about my uncle then don cheadle is playing miles davis. what goes through your head when you hear something like that? >> i am? yeah, he made that proclamation when miles was inducted into the
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rock and roll hall of fame. then the phone calls started. you know, people tried to get us together, so we could figure out how to do it. yeah, short ten years later, they were able to actually have a film come out. >> you know, i told you before we started the interview, you've given a gift to the world with this film. musicians, if you love movies. when you're playing someone like miles davis who has such an imprint in our mind, both his exterior and what we think we know about his interior, how do you channel through that, so you're not playing miles, you are miles? >> you know, i tried to really tell a story and create a narrative with the team. steven co-wrote the film with me. it felt like a miles experience, as opposed to trying to check all the boxes off his life. i just wanted to have a film that was experiential and felt innovative and was exciting and,
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you know, kind of gangster. felt like what miles' music and the experience i have with miles is for me. >> you zeroed in on a time period. you didn't try to cover miles davis' entire journey. you said, this short period of time, with his first wife, that's important. why did you focus in on that? >> well, it's sort of framed and a bifurcated telling. there was a present time, and then there were these flashbacks that we always refer to. he is in a moment in his creativity where he's not playing. he's sort of stuck. that, for me, when you go through the research and you go, this prolific artist for all these years, so impactful, and now he goes silent for five years. what's going on there? why did that happen? how does he get out of it? does he get out of it? what does he say when he does get out of it? those were the questions that were the jumping off point for me. i thought, this is a good place to start the story. >> your directorial debut.
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emma, you're now co-starring with your director. what is that dynamic like? >> it was exciting. it was different for me. that was a first, you know. i really felt protected, you know. when someone like don cheadle, who already knows what he's doing as an actor, and as a director, he brought the same skill. i felt protector in that sense. he was very present and very giving. it was my first experience, so it was a good one, thankfully. >> your wife has said you can never do this again. directing, starring. >> yeah. >> she put down the hammer. >> yeah. it was a lot. it was a lot to do. something i tried to give away about five years ago, you know. had it all gone away, i probably would have been relieved. a part of me would have been disappointed. just the task ahead of me was so daunting, i was like, i have to try to slough one of these gigs. ultimately, it was the only way we were going to get it done, is if i just, you know, strapped it on my back and did it all. that's what i did. i survived.
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caress presents the world's ♪ first body wash with fragrance release pearls. touch your skin to release fragrance up to 12 hours. caress love forever. larenz tate is best known for his roles in films like "menace to society," where he was o dawg. >> now you can see him in the new nbc drama "game of silence," which tells the story of five childhood friends holding on to a dark secret from their past. good to see you. >> thank you. >> you've known tamron a long time. >> this is family. i feel like home. nice, warm, family, inviting environment. >> you have the nbc show so it is family. >> nbc is looking out for me. i'm up in here.
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i'm in the nbc family, let's go. >> welcome to the family. >> appreciate it. >> let's talk about the concept of the show because it is so cool. >> yeah. >> i don't know how much you can give away, but they're bonded by something from their past. >> you know, you mentioned, there's this group of childhood friends who had a really horrific, sort of past. that past shows up. resurfaces 25 years later. they have to ban together to right the wrong of that past. that i been harboring this secret, tormented. a few of the young boys spent some time in the youth detention center. horrible things happened. now, that has now resurfaced, and they're trying to figure out, how do we do this? they're looking for justice. you have one of the characters that wants to do it by the law. another one wants to take the law into his own hands. >> that's like willie and i. i want to go by the law, and he wants to take the law into his own hands.
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>> i'm the glue of the bunch, to try to keep everybody together. having that support has been the reason why we've been able to cope. >> it's a great role for you because you're close to your brothers. >> yes. >> used to having a tight bond. >> yes. >> producing partners. >> yes. >> amazing. >> my brothers are my producing partners. that's what i loved about this particular show. i was able to bring that sort of spirit of fraternity and brotherhood to this project. >> i have to ask you a question. >> sure. >> please tell me there's going to be a follow to "love jones." >> oh, my gosh, wow. >> if you've never seen "love jones," it is -- >> tamron. >> this movie makes me fall in love every time i see it. it is the most incredible film. if ever i get married, i'm playing it on the big screen for my wedding to distract from what is going down. can we have a "love jones 2"? >> i was talking to nia.
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it's a blessing and a curse. here's the deal, people love that movie. it's like, do we do a remake? should we do it? do we not? we don't want to mess it up. the right script and sort of the planets align themselves together, i would definitely do a sequel to the movie. >> if you like your significant other, put in "love jones" and you'll fall in love. >> tamron volunteers for the role. >> i'm into it. >> larenz, thank you. "game of silence," april 12th, 10:00/9:00 central on nbc. this is "today" on nbc.
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it will be another beautiful and sunny day after a chilly start. we're in for highs today in san jose reaching 71 degrees. 71 in palo alto. and in san francisco, 63 degrees. low 70s for the north bay as well as the east bay.
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tri-valley up to 73 degrees. more of the same weather in to the weekend. we'll see minor changes into the start of next week. of course we'll keep you up to date on that. let's see what's happening on the roads. >> this morning palo alto's been pretty slow all morning long but things are starting to pick up just a little bit. but as you head toward 84, some slowdowns there because of an earlier accident this morning. so the residual affect continues to keep things slow. some slowing on 101 in san jose just before the 87 connecter. east bay things are thing out. bay bridge approach, wide open lanes. metering lights are turned off. looks good. happening now, anthony -- latest jobs numbers. 215,000 jobs added in march. 14 million private sector jobs have been added since the recession. unemployment rate did tick up .1%. on nbcbayarea.com, a man accused of killing his girlfriend on valentine's day is
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set to enter a plea in court. he was arrested after her body was frowned in freemont. she disappeared after attending a house party in hayward. we'll have another local news update coming up in a half-hour. see you then.
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