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good to know. we'll be back at 7:25. good morning. breaking overnight, a may day march in seattle erupts into violence. protesters hurling rocks, bricks and flares. police using pepper spray and stun grenades to disperse the crowd. at least five officers injured, nearly a dozen people arrested. double digit lead, donald trump up big in the polls heading into tomorrow's crucial primary in indiana. >> they are joking. don't let me fall. don't let me fall. >> will the hoosier state be ted cruz's last stand. on the democratic side bernie sanders is vowing to fight to the bitter end.
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>> the convention will be a contested contest. troubling signs, prince's perm chef opens up about recent health problems he says he witnessed as the pop star siblings head to court to begin the long fight for his estate. trouble brewing. starbucks hit with a $5 million lawsuit, this one all about their ice drinks. and whether you're getting what you pay for today, monday, may 2nd, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and good morning. welcome to "today" on this monday morning. >> this is not entering quietly in seattle. >> the pacific northwest seeing violence, our top story this morning. violent may day clashes between anti-capitalist demonstrators
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and the police. nbc's goddy schwartz is there. good morning to you. >> good morning, matt. boarded up windows after a chaotic night. police say they were trying to take a hands off approach but when people started throwing things at them they had to go from crowd control into riot mode. the violence started with clashes throughout the city, some demonstrators armed for a fight. quickly the mayday protest in seattle escalated. into flash bangs and pepper spray. >> we do not want to get hurt. we don't want to hurt anybody. >> reporter: protesters sprinting for cover, seattle police saying they were attacked about rocks and bottles. >> the seattle police department works hard to protect the first amendment rights of those of our city. the demonstrators put innocent people in jeopardy so we had to take action. >> reporter: earlier many focused anger on what they call a capitalist system.
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>> i'm sick and tired capitalism destroying this country. >> reporter: some bystanders criticized the crowd. >> do something positive. >> reporter: as darkness began to fall smirmish lines continue toed to push. armored officers formed a moving wall. making multiple arrests as the crowd thins and while most demonstrations across the country were peaceful, once again for the fifth year in a row, seattle is cleaning up after another riot on the first day of may. >> reporter: all told, 9 protesters were arrested. four officers were injured. two of those officers from thingsing thrown at them, one of those officers was actually bitten by a protester, all of them expected to be okay. matt and savannah, back to you. >> gadi, thanks very much. >> tomorrow's potentially
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decisive primary in indiana. according to our poll donald trump holding a double digit lead. we begin our coverage with nbc national correspondent peter alexander in indianapolis this morning. per, good morning. rfrmths good morning. here is the bottom line. ted cruz and the stop trump forces have one day left to stop donald trump from becoming the republican party's nominee. our new poll may be crushing those hopes. 24 hours out the republican race could come down to indiana. >> if we win indiana, it's over. >> reporter: donald trump with 80% of the delegates needed to lock up the nomination arguing rival ted cruz and john kasich are hanging by their thing finger tips. >> don't let me fall. >> reporter: cruz casting the stakes. >> i believe in the men and women gathered here and the goodness of the american people that we will not give in to evil. but we will remember who we are
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and we will stand for our values. >> reporter: a cruz loss would likely mark the beginning of the end for his campaign at a near fatal blow to the stop trump movement. their window the is closing, the latest showing trump crushing cruz in indiana by 15 points. and nearly 6 in 10 republicans here say the alliance between cruz and kasich backfired. still, cruz remains defiant. asked nine times on "meet the press" whether he'd support trump cruz deflected. >> i'm going to beat donald trump. we're headed to a contested convention. you are welcome to lobby for trump as much as possible. we're going to beat trump. >> reporter: trump's tough talk turns head the latest over trade with china. >> we can't continue to allow china to rape our country. that's what they are doing. >> reporter: trump's allies how to secure him the nomination even if he falls short.
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groups like stop the steal are collecting cash. >> there should be a direct correlation how the people voted and how the delegates are allotted to the convention. that does not seem to be happening. >> reporter: hillary clinton with only a slight lead over bernie sanders is looking to put away the race. >> i will work against the divisiveness, the mean-spiritedness, the hateful rhetoric that we are hearing from donald trump and others. >> reporter: as sanders insists he is in it for the long haul. >> the convention will be a contested contest. >> reporter: sounds good but the fact is because democratic pledged delegates awarded, even if hillary clinton loses here tomorrow and loses every remaining state on the primary calendar, she still collects enough delegates to win her party's nomination this june. >> thank you. the center of the political universe now. indiana.
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>> right. now joined by nicolle wallace, and msnbc host and correspondent steve kornacki. good morning. donald trump said to supporter we win in indiana it's over. so if he does win, if he trounces cruz and kasich tomorrow, steve, does the stop trump movement pack up and go home or pack up and buy bus tickets to cleveland? >> i don't think they will pack up on the spot. i did not know where they go. they will point to california say look, june 7, huge number of delegates we can stop him there. i think you have to start talking about this idea of momentum. if trump wins tomorrow, and especially by the kind of margin we're seeing in our poll that was not on paper a week or two ago. and that speaks to a republican party looking at trump the voters saying we're ready. >> we're seeing that play out. we know that ted cruz has pretty much outmaneuvered donald trump on the delegate process, finding delegates who would be
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supportive in a second ballot. now we're reading in the paper it today some of those are softening and maybe thinking i don't know if i'm a cruz person after all. >> yeah. i think that you can describe it as losing by winning. he was sort of winning some of these back room deals and the opaque side of presidential politics, but all along the way trump was gaining on him by cementing his message that someone is trying to take something from him. so i think cruz made -- i don't think cruz is going to be the republican nominee but he made some damaging missteps, the kasich-cruz alliance was a bust. this game looked like shenanigans. and i think at the end of the day the republican party is going to have to come to terms with trump as the nominee. >> the democratic side, pretty close between hillary clinton and bernie sanders in indiana according to the polls. if bernie sanders loses, indiana, i think then he has to win something like 95% of all remaining delegates before the convention.
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what is he say to his supporters when he gets on the stage tomorrow to justify going forward? >> what's weird about this is if you look at the map between now and the end for democrats he coulcould win tomorrow. looks like it will be close. even if he loses tomorrow he is likely to keep winning states until the end. there are a few left like west virginia, a week later that are probably going to be bernie sanders states. what this reminds me of you go back eight years, clinton versus obama in the primaries, hillary clinton was winning through the end. it was the math wasn't working and the key difference was at the end of that process, as soon as it ended she said that's it i'm not fighting, the question is when we get to june 7 will sanders make the same. >> sanders is talking about a contested convention as recently as this weekend. >> eight years ago it was how hillary clinton being a good girl, get behind obama and help him win. i don't see the same pressure applied to sanders. at a point where trump is telegraphing everything that sanders says about clinton
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calling her unethible. he made a bit of a mess for the democratic party. >> sanders opening the wounds and the republican nominee is going to pour salt in those. all right. thank you very much. >> we'll be watching. millions across the south are facing another severe weather threat after a weekend of heavy rain and flash floods. miguel almaguer is in louisiana west of baton rouge this morning. good morning. >> reporter: savannah, good morning. this area has been hit hard by a deluge, many homes in this area have flood damage. now comes insult to injury, this region under a flash flood watch. the one thing this area does not need more of is water. the deadly storms pounding the south have shown no mercy. rain, hail, lightning, and tornados. crippling communities in at least four states. while in kentucky, flash flooding swept away one person who this morning has been
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confirmed dead. today, 4 million under flash flood watches. >> you got in your boat. >> reporter: in lake charles where streets and homes inundated, they are bracing for more swift water rescues today after ten inches of rain. >> all the rooms are flooded. my floors are gone. >> reporter: the storm system that flooded louisiana killed six in texas over the weekend. among those unable to escape the fast-rising flood waters, four children, 6 through 9 years old, along with their great-grandmother. it wasn't the only community in the bull's eye. >> that is crazy. thank you lord i got off of this. >> reporter: in lynndale, floods washed away roads and cars. at least 37 twisters touched down last week, now today the threat of more severe weather is here again. while they are keeping a close
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eye on flash flooding another major concern is local rivers, if they go over flood stage they could burst their banks and threaten communities downstream. it's beginning to rain another dangerous and dicey day. >> miguel, thank you. new developments this morning in the investigation into the untimely death of prince. the battle over his estate heading to court as the superstar's long time chef speaks out about changes and problems he noticed. stephanie gosk has the latest on that. good morning. >> reporter: matt, good morning. prince's siblings and attorneys are here to begin only just begin the process of dividing his estate. the mystery of his death continues to deepen, that cook worked for prince for three years. he says he noticed prince's health start to slip. this morning new details about the final days of prince's life. his special chef ray roberts
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reveals rare insight telling the associated press, it felt like he wasn't himself, probably the last month or two. i think he was struggling with being sick a lot. roberts tells the ap the music icon was suffering from sore throats and a stomach illness. his final show on april 14th in atlanta was plagued by cancellations, though what was said to be the flu. when asked about reports of prescription painkillers and addiction roberts said not even a hint. not at all. echoing what others close to prince who want to remain private have told nbc news. but law enforcement sources say prescription painkillers were found on his body and in paisley park. finding out what role they may have played and who prescribed them is at the heart of an investigation. while mystery surrounds the days leading up the family has begun the legal process to divide the estate. there appears to be no will, and his assets complicated including a mountain of unreleased music
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that is nearly impossible to put a price tag on. the estate is estimated to be worth up to $300 million now. the music could potentially make it worth much more. >> for a man so fsophisticated, no road map, chaos is bound to ensue. ♪ >> reporter: the conservative guess is legal wrangling will take years. a source connected to the family tells me that these negotiations have already become contentious and only just begun. matt and savannah, back to you. >> thank you very much. puerto rico's detective crisis, the government will default today on $422 million in debt payments. its governor announced on sunday what he called the painful decision saying they can't pay the bonds without cutting essential services. officials spent the weekend trying to negotiate a settlement
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that would have avoided the default, the territory can't declare bankruptcy. and a rescue bill has stalled in the u.s. congress. things could get worse this summer when another payment of more than $700 million is due in july. tens of thousands of public school students in detroit have an unexpected day off. detroit public schools made the decision to close after the teachers union urged members to call in sick in a protest over funding issues. the district says unless it gets more funding from the state it will have no money to pay teachers after june 30. teachers sick-out in january caused tens of thousands of students to miss class. speaking of schools, the major milestone for the first family. the white house announced that the obamas eldest daughter will attend harvard university. first a year after after graduating high school. kristen welker has more on that. good morning. >> reporter: hey, savannah, good morning. i'm of course out on the trail covering the race for the white
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house but it's the current residents of 1600 pennsylvania avenue who are also making big news today. malia obama has been visiting colleges, speculation about her future. he made her decision. it's harvard. she's the oldest daughter of the nation's first african-american president, but now malia obama is preparing to make a mark of her own. after graduating this spring the 17-year-old will take a so-called gap year and then attend harvard university in the fall of 2017. the president joking this weekend there are still rules as long as malia is under his roof. >> a young person said she was sick of politicians standing in the way of her dreams. as if we were going to let malia go to bernie man this year. >> he has talked candidly how much he will miss her. >> i'm not ready for her to leave, and that was -- i was asked if i would speak at her graduation. i said absolutely not.
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because i'm going to be sitting there with dark glasses, sobbing. >> reporter: it's nearly eight years since the obama daughters first captivated the nation. >> hi, daddy. >> reporter: since then the world has caught glimpses of them growing up, on family outings and holiday traditions through the years. even marking major milestones like malia's sweet 16. >> watch out. >> yeah. >> on the road. >> reporter: malia is about to travel down a familiar road for first daughters, chelsea clinton set off for stanford while her father was still president. and the bush twins were already in college when their dad took office. still, for this first family, like all families this high achievement comes with mixed emotion. >> one of my best friends and it's going to be hard for me not to have her around all the time. >> reporter: now the white house has always been careful to protect the privacy of the obama
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girls so they haven't said how malia will spend that gap year. it's also possible she wants to start her studies after her dad leaves office. of course the obamas no strange tear harvard, both of malia's parents attended law school there. back to you. >> thank you very much. i would like to announce i'm going to take a gap year. nice. >> i got to tell you, i have been touring colleges. i want to go back to college. >> they changed. >> my gosh. >> wasted on the young. >> we should go now. >> how about a check of the weather. >> all right. in the meantime, since i'm here, figured i'd do that for you. let's see. as you saw in miguel's story looking at more heavy thunderstorms moving through, severe thunderstorm watches from houston up near memphis. and we're going to watch this, also we've got a stationary front, a cold front pushing east. some heavier showers and thunderstorms western new york. a risk of strong storms today making their way from south of philadelphia all the way out to
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asheville. 20 million at risk for this as this system pushes to the east look for more heavy rain through louisiana and the gulf coast still going to be in this, travel delays from new orleans all the way to atlanta, tomorrow unsettled weather here in the east. this low pressure sliding in we're going to look at a real mess. more rain from 1 to 2 inches down to the south which will exacerbate that flooding. that's what's going on. to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. . .s on suppliers and employees globally. but with cyber threats on the rise, mary's data could be under attack. with the help of the at&t network, a network that senses and mitigates cyber threats, their critical data is safer than ever. giving them the agility to be open & secure. because no one knows & like at&t.
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good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. we start out with sunshine. some patchy fog along the coast and breezy winds. temperatures in the mid 50s and highs today will be cooler than yesterday. we'll have a mix of sun and clouds about 10 degrees cooler in the south bay reaching 78. in san francisco, partly cloudy skies and 65. low 70s for the east bay and north bay. expect a high of 76. >> that's your latest weather. matt? >> al, thank you very much. just ahead, starbucks being accused of giving you too much of something. jeff rossen tells you what it is. exploring the biggest crime stories ever. first up, the o.j. simpson case. we'll talk to former prosecutor christopher darden exclusively. first, this is "today" on nbc. c. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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that forecast. >> good morning. we are starting out with sunshine inland. clouds right along the coast. it will be cooler today and very pleasant. lunchtime temperatures in the upper 60s. mid 70s in the tri-valley with a high of 80. san francisco topping out at 65. 73 in the north bay. south bay up to 78. our temperatures continue to cool and we'll have scattered showers in the forecast. thursday into friday. it does clear out in time for most of the weekend. let's head to mike for the morning commute. >> we are showing you patterns around the bay. no big surprises. south bay does have the biggest increase. northbound 280 and 85 starting to show the slowing. crash north 101 on the shoulder. involving a motorcycle. you'll sear more motorcycles with this warmer weather today. san mateo bridge. look at this live shot. building on a peninsula.
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good morning, everybody. 7:30. it's may 2nd, 2016. sunny skies and happy crowd. we're starting off the new work week. glad to have you along. we'll be outside in a bit. let's take a look at the headlines this monday morning. another day of flooding for parts of the south. nearly a foot after rain has already fallen in southern louisiana, leading to dozens of swift water rescues there. at least six people died when severe weather hit texas over the weekend. >> reporte . firefighters still putting out hot spots from a fire that gutted a historic church here in manhattan. flames were shooting out through the window and roof of the serbian orthodox cathedral. it was built in the early 1850s
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and luckily empty at the time. hours earlier, it was packed for orthodox easter celebration. sunday marks the end of an era for the ringling brothers and barnum and bailey circus. the elephants staged their final performance during a show in rhode island. they'll be moved to florida where they'll live out their retireme retirement. a new rossen reports highlighting more trouble for starbucks. after slapped with a lawsuit over its hot drinks, now another lawsuit is claiming issues with the coffee company's giant iced drinks. today, national investigative correspondent jeff rossen has been following the developments. >> good morning to you. first, as you mentioned, the lawsuit against starbucks claiming they underfill hot lattes. we told you about that weeks ago. measured for ourselves. now, a starbucks customer in chicago is filing this new class action, saying starbucks is underfilling the cold drinks, too.
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adding enou ining too much ice. this morning, she's demanding $5 million from starbucks to pay back all of you who buy these drinks. >> reporter: when you order an iced drink at starbucks, the a barista fills it up and then adds the ice. they're saying starbucks is misrepresenting the cold drinks. the customer often getting much less than advertised. nearly half as many fluid ounces. in a vende, starbucks advertises 24 fluid ounces. according to the lawsuit, you get 14 ounces of liquid. >> it's an interesting case. >> reporter: legal analyst karen de soto reviewed the case. >> they include this photo of the cup. the claim is the black lines are fill lines, and saying, only fill the liquid up to the black lines and fill up the rest of the cup with ice.
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what do you make of this? >> it could be a valid argument. the plaintiff clearly believes this is an admission that starbucks knew they were doing something wrong. the ultimate question is going to be, is ice a fluid, or is it going to be considered a solid? >> reporter: starbucks telling nbc news the suit is without merit. our customers understand and expect that ice is an essential component of any iced beverage. but this isn't the first time starbucks has been accused of underfilling. just weeks ago, another lawsuit claiming its hot lattes are approximately 25% underfilled. >> can i have a grande latte? >> reporter: i went undercover to test it out. >> grande latte. >> thank you. >> reporter: while the website says nutritional information may vary, in stores, a grande latte is listed at 16 fluid ounces. the first came up short. >> this is the 12 ounce mark,
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and the 16 ounce mark is all the way here. >> close but not 16. >> reporter: they all missed the mark. >> that's really low. >> reporter: at the time, starbucks told nbc news the lawsuit and our experiment were unscientific and without merit. because lattes are hand crafted and customers want the foam on top. foam and now ice. starbucks defending its multi-billion dollar empire. >> we should mention both the lawsuits are in the early stages. we'll have to see what happens. this latest one covers everything from iced coffee to iced tea and their hand crafted sodas. starbucks telling us, if you don't think you got the full among, ask to have them make it again. i've gotten tweets this morning from baristas this morning. when somebody says, no ice or half ice, we're happy to help. >> on the side. >> how many cups do you want? >> and avoid filing a lawsuit. >> there's that.
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let's get a check of the weather now from al. >> announcer: "today"'s weather is brought to you by walgreen's. get your red nose and red flare at your local walgreen's to help kids in need. >> it's back. that's right. the omega block is back. couple of low pressure systems on both coasts and in between. big area of high pressure. this is a very slow-moving system. we'll be dealing with this on into the end of this week. what's going to happen, especially here in the east and from the great lakes, upper level low will be slowly moving down out of canada. it's going to push the jet stream down to the south. we're going to see the cloudy, cool weather. it's not going to be a downpour all the time, but we are going to see scattered showers. we could be watching this low strengthen along the coast. if it does, we're not talking nor'easter but we're talking something that will amplify the rain. it is going to stay wet and cool over the next several days. whatever weather you have today, you're going to have toward the end of the week.
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for today, record highs in the pacific northwest. gorgeous weather. 77 down in los angeles. sunny skies and beautiful in minneapolis, 67. here in the east, it's a mess from texas all the way up into new our temperatures will be coming down from the weekend and feeling a little bit more comfortable today. a look at some sunshine now at san jose while we do have clouds along the coast. highs today will reach into the mid to upper 70s for the south bay. in the peninsula 78 in palo alto. half moon bay 67. 62 in san francisco. 65 on the embarcadero and san rafael reaching the low 70s. 80s in parts of the east bay and the tri-valley. >> get that weather any time at weather channel on cable or online. >> thank you very much, al. coming up next, lingering questions from the o.j. simpson case. the trial of the century. we will talk about them exclusively with former
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we're back at 7:41 with a special series, where are they now? case closed. this week, we're looking closer at the biggest crimes in history. starting with the murder case against o.j. simpson. in a moment, we'll have an exclusive, live interview with former prosecutor christopher darden. first, the attention being given to the so-called trial of the centu century. >> reporter: the crime, the case, the glove, the verdict. >> find the defendant not guilty of the crime of murder. >> reporter: more than 20 years after the trial of the century, the o.j. simpson saga is captivating the nation once again. >> not guilty. >> reporter: adapted for tv, as "the people versus oj simpson," the mini series played up the racial tension. and its ties to reality tv. >> stop running.
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>> reporter: but that show is only the start. at least two more tv specials are in the works, including one titled "hard evidence: o.j. is innocent," produced by martin sheen. saying marscia clark and christopher darden -- >> this is a simple case. >> -- how they presented to a jury. >> reporter: and there was a different tension outside of the courtroom. with the show's popularity, simpson's guilt or innocence is taking a backseat to his celebrity, and it's coming as he may be a free man. he is 8 years into a 33-year sentence for a kidnapping and armed robbery. he's up for patrol next year. chris darden wrote a book called "in contempt" and has been reissued as an ebook. nice to meet you. >> nice to meet you.
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>> you have not attempted to watch the series? >> i lived through it and knew the series would not be accurate. i couldn't see any reason why i should watch it. >> what's it like now? it's been 20 years and, suddenly, everyone is talking about the o.j. simpson case. you turn on your tv and see the images. >> it's the trial that never dies. it just goes on and on into perpetui perpetuity. i'm amazed 20 years later, people are still talking about the verdict. >> is it painful to relive it in this way? is it cathartic? >> neither. by not paying a whole lot of attention to it, that's the healthiest thing for me to do. then i go on social media sometimes and see what people say. i'm going to ignore this. >> keep out of it. >> yeah. >> let's talk about the trial itself. you came in rather late, after the jury had been picked. what was your first thought when you walked into the courtroom. >> i looked at the jury, and george looked at me, and i looked at the body language.
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i could tell, you know, from the very first moment, that there were jurors who did not like me and did not appreciate me being on the panel. i wondered why the jury wasn't more diverse. i was surprised. >> you feel the case was almost won or lost in jury selection? >> i think cases are won and lost in jury selection all the time. i think that this one is probably one of them. >> let's talk about the racial tensions that were just shot through the case. you mentioned the jury. there was the back drop of lapd and its history in the black community. this was mark ferman. the allegations that o.j. was framed because he was black. and here you are, the african-american prosecutor. what was it like, to be in that role? >> i didn't think i was there because i was african-american. a lot of people said that and wrote that and published that. i thought i was there because i was a good lawyer, a good prosecutor. that's what i tried to focus on. i didn't pay a lot of attention to the media at first, until the
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media started paying attention to me. then we had an argument one day, before martin luther king's birthday about race, and the "n" word and it was then an issue for me. >> johnny cochran got really heated. >> i was offended then and offended now. it was an outrageous thing for one lawyer to say about another in a public courtroom. >> did you patch things up with johnny cochran. >> yeah. johnny and i were fine. i wish he were here so we could argue about this some more. continue my closing statement in the simpson case. >> the other thing the series gets into is the suggestion that perhaps you and marcia clark had a romantic relationship during the trial. care to confirm or deny? >> well, i'll tell you what,
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i'll wait until marcia is sitting next to me. >> to talk about it? >> in greater detail. you know, people want that. they want a happy ending to what was otherwise a happy ending. >> would be understandable. >> look at it from my position as a lawyer. people looking back at the trial. if i would have said i had a relationship with marcia clark, people would say, we lost the case because we were more interested in intimacy than in the law and the facts. that'd be an even worse position to be? >> i have to ask you about the moment o.j. simpson tried on the glove. for those who think the trial was lost in that moment, what do you say? >> you have to look at the chronology of events in the case. number one, i think the trial was lost before then. i think the glove thing was the most brilliant move in any criminal courtroom in the history of -- >> you do not regret it? >> i can't regret it. it's the past.
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i think that desperate times call for desperate measures. you know, for me as a lawyer, i'm always one to try and win. always going to try and save my case. if it's a little unorthodox, the approach i take, because i don't have a whole lot of other approaches. >> as we sit here today, are you glad you served on the simpson case. >> no. no. >> really? >> the first day i was supposed to appear, i was having back spasms, at home, couldn't get off the floor. i thought i was having a heart attack. i should have stayed on the floor. >> changed your life? >> changed my life. changed me. >> christopher darden, good to catch up with you. thank you for being here. >> my pleasure. >> the book is called "in contem contempt" and you can find it as an ebook. marcia clark will be here later. she'll sit down with kathie lee and hoda. also ahead, history in the making. we'll check in with kerry sanders, aboard the
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wx tos good monday morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. look outside. clouds here and there. other spots completely clear especially inland. temperatures in the mid 50s. upper 50s for the east bay as we start out with mild weather. warms up into the upper 70s in the south bay. won't be as warm as over the weekend. north bay will be up to 73. 65 in san francisco. breezy with partly cloudy skies. mix of sun and clouds for the east bay. high of 71. cooling as we go through the week. showers thursday into friday. now let's head over to mike for a look at the morning commute. >> partly cloudy skies. there you go. partly backed-up bay bridge. cash lanes to the left are looking great. partly slow drive toward the golden gate field area. overall, the north bay and east
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bay look good. extra slow after an early morning crash. south bay, northbound with a crash north 87 around the capital expressway. that is causing the latest slowdown. 85 itself, a late crash toward the 17 interchange there. that stretch right there, northbound tough through san jose. >> happening today, florida governor is in the bay area going in a long way in an effort to attract jobs. critic call it nothing short of poaching. his spin on california's minimum wage hike. one out of three bay area residents say they are thinking about packing their bags. a surprising new poll and the reasons why so many locals are growing dissatisfied. >> warriors and sharks start their second round playoff series. link to summaries and more on our home page and aç hilarious story of a cat on shark ice.
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♪ it's 8:00 on "today." sailing into history. >> it's an honor. >> we're live aboard the first u.s. cruise ship to sail to cuba in more than 50 years. plus kirk cameron controversy. the actor under fire after saying women should be submissive to their husbands. what he is now saying about the growing backlash. and all shook up. >> i don't enjoy spending time with people. i find it to be a waste of time and it makes me anxious.
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>> elvis pressley's granddaughter stops by today, monday, may 2, 2016. >> first time in new york. >> 13th birthday. >> happy birthday. >> celebrating ten years from st. louis, missouri. >> celebrating our 40th anniversary from ohio. >> we're here for our 50th birthday, and we want a kiss from matt. >> we're back now at 8:00 on a monday morning. it's the second day of may, 2016. here is what we're going to need a little bit of this week. even though we have great people coming to the plaza every day, i understand we're not going to see a lot of sun this week. >> we're not.
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you know what? we have the smiles of all these people. >> we do. i saw someone with a sign that says, where is spring? we agree. absolutely. >> not here. >> exactly. coming up, we all love a cooking segment. what's better than a cooking segment? >> a dessert segment. >> we are doing a week of treats this week. a delicious recipe for a triple threat chocolate cheesecake. >> should i test it? i want to make sure it's safe. >> come to mama. >> a lot to get to. let's go inside. natalie has a look at the top stories. good morning. five seattle police officers are recovering from their injuries after a may daypro test against capitalism led to rioting sunday night. nine people were arrested. the violence followed a peaceful march earlier in the day to support higher wages and immigrants' rights. officers said they had to use pepper spray when some protests began throwing rocks and bricks.
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just one day until the indiana primary. our latest poll shows republican donald trump surging to a 15-point lead there over ted cruz. a trump victory could be decisive. on "meet the press" cruz refused to say if he would support trump as the nominee and insisted it will come down to a convention fight. on the democratic side, bernie sanders is now predicting that his party's convention will also be contested. hillary clinton is looking beyond indiana. although, her lead in the state is only by ten points. ten years -- 16 years, rather, after they were buried by an avalanche, two bodies have been found. they had set out to film a documentary series for nbc sports. lowe was one of the best climbers of his generation. the remains were found last week by two european climbers. lowe's family will make a pilgrimage to the site.
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now a "today" exclusive. after more than five decades, a u.s. cruise ship is heading into port in havana, cuba. it's one of the biggest commercial steps since last summer when the u.s. and communist cuba re-established diplomatic relations. the only television journalist reporting on live on the ship is nbc's kerry sanders. he has more on this historic journey. >> reporter: this morning, history is being made as this cruise ship becomes the first it in more than a half century to sail from miami to havana. until now, it might as well have been light years. it's the maiden voyage for this ship. >> we will be right at the heart of the city. just a few minutes walk from downtown. >> reporter: american passengers about to set on cuban soil, a country most u.s. citizens have been forbidden to visit since 1963.
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>> we wanted to be part of history. it's exciting. it's an honor. >> reporter: the cuba they will see has many americans anxious to get here. before it all changes. >> i want to get there before burger king shows up. >> reporter: the voyage almost didn't happen. an old cuban law bans anyone born on the island from coming in by sea. cuban americans in miami protested. and the law changed. which is why anna garcia, who left havana when she was 6 is today among a dozen cuban born americans able to take this trip. >> i've been waiting 48 years, eight days and eight hours. i left on april 24, 1968. i've been waiting for a long time. it still seems absolutely surreal. excuse me. >> reporter: cruising to cuba comes with restrictions. passengers can't go to the beach and drink with the embargo still in effect. passengers technically are not tourists.
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they are on an educational or cultural visit. >> it's very knew. it's happening so quickly. it's cool to see. >> reporter: one ship, 700 passengers, but a sign, perhaps, of more to come. >> i've met few americans who aren't curious about and really want to go and visit cuba and experience the culture and the people there. so we see lots of demand. >> reporter: we're almost there. i can't believe this. let's check. how close are we? >> two miles out. we're two miles out. >> reporter: two miles out. this is a history making moment. consider this, when you think about the history of these two countries, so far apart, finally coming together. americans getting ready to step off board the ship and step on to cuban soil, a country that in many ways is frozen in time. they will go to three ports in cuba every other week. it's about $1800. that's where it starts. there are other fees because of taxes.
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truly, a history making moment, na natalie. i can't believe this is happening. >> pretty cool. kerry, enjoy it. have a good time. is saying about marriage. hoda is following that story. good morning. >> kirk cameron is on tour for what's called a love worth fighting for event. what he is saying about a woman's role is igniting a social media firestorm. new uproar over his views on message. women should be submissive to their husbands. >> nothing wrong with being a nerd. >> he tours churches speaking
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about marriage tells the christian post -- >> their >> the backlash was quick. can someone slap sense into kirk cameron? another, kirk cameron isn't qualified to give anyone advice on anything. his wife isn't allowed to tell him this. that's why it's up to us. >> in this case, i think he's using religion as a shield, as a way to justify sexist beliefs and not take responsibility. >> men chimed in going so far as to call him a piece of trash. some supported the actor saying his advice came straight from
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scripture. cameron's spokesperson says the comments were taken oust context telling "today" husbands should love and protect their wives. >> it's meekness. >> his sister has stated she preferred a more submissive role in her own marriage. this isn't first time he has come under fire. speaking out against gay marriage in 2012. >> it's unnatural. i think that it's detrimental and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization. >> weeks later he clarified right here on "today." >> i love all people. and i have hate toward no one. i'm a man of conviction. if you press me, i will give you my perspective on a social issue if you ask. >> with his love worth fighting
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for tour now under way, the married father of six telling the christian post, a lot of people don't know that marriage comes with instructions. we find them right there in god's word. referring to the bible. >> the conversation that is following on social media right now i think is more important than the actual comments that he made. >> he goes on to say that couples shouldn't have heated arguments because they say if someone wins, someone has to lose. he talks about how they shouldn't fight in front of the kids. the other stuff is getting a lot of attention. i notice he hasn't been on twitter since i think a year and a half ago. maybe he is not aware of the tweets. >> stay away before it. >> may be off it for a reason. coming up, the president's best jokes and his mike drop moment at the white house correspondents' dinner. how the royal family is celebrating princess charlotte's first birthday today.
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women feel their sexiest. i'll tell you what the number is in a moment. first, a poll. when did you feel sexiest? what age? >> oh, gosh, never. >> wow. >> somewhere maybe in my 30s. >> tamron? >> i don't know. i'm 45 now, so i'll say now. >> what about you guys? >> we're not women. >> i know. >> i would say somewhere in the late 30s. >> mid 40s. >> a british study found -- and it interviewed women, not men -- but the women said 34. age 34 was when they felt sexiest. 64% said it was because they were more confident as they aged. 34% said they were in a better relationship. others got compliments from a partner, tried out a new hair style or were told they were
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funny. >> i love the study from the house of frazier. i'm listening. >> perfect. no secret around here. two things i always wanted to do. take the group skating on the rockefeller rink and get a tattoo. now it may be easier. here's a new app that can actually help you out. it's called ink hunter. you draw three lines on your skin in the place where you're thinking about getting a tattoo. it's like a square-smiley face. the app allows you to take a picture. you see how different tattoos will look on your body. savannah and i tried it this morning before the show. they took the pictures of us, and i'm convinced i'm not getting a tattoo. >> that's mine on my ankle. >> what is that? >> cat. i thought it was funny. it is cool. you can see what it would look like. >> what is yours, matt? >> do i dare disturb the universe? >> wow. >> that's a hairy wrist. >> that's your wrist? i thought it was your lower
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back. >> that's my ear. >> lower back, he's getting a stamp back there. >> that's right. >> it's right here. amy schumer is taking a stand, and birthday photos lighting up the web. >> from hairy backs to this. first, amy schumer drawing the line when it comes to what she saw calls aggressive fans who want pictures. a man in south carolina ran up to her and scared her. he put a camera in my face and i asked him to stop. he said, no, it's america and we paid for you. this was in front of his daughter. that prompted amy to say she wouldn't take pictures with people anymore. then on twitter she said, i'll still take pictures with nice people who i choose to, if it is a good time for that. i don't owe you anything, so don't take a picture if i say no. >> that's fair. >> makes perfect sense.
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>> that is fair. can you imagine someone running up, i own you? >> i pay for you. >> no way to get a selfie. >> you should do something else with that. next, a royal milestone. today is the first birthday of princess charlotte. i'm obsessed with these pictures. kensington palace released what is ridiculous cuteness. the photos show the princess walking. look at that. posing inside her parents' home. her full name is charlotte elizabeth diana of cambridge. the photographer behind the photos, the duchess herself. she did the same with george. >> so cute. finally, the white house correspondence' dinner on saturday. it was the last one for president obama. he's made the most of it. here are a few highlights for you. >> even some foreign leaders, they've been looking ahead, anticipating my departure.
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last week, prince george showed up to our meeting in his bathrobe. that was a slap in the face. bernie, you look like a million bucks. or put it in terms you'll understand, you look like 37,000 donations of $27 each. then there is ted cruz. ted had a tough week. he went to indiana, hoosier country, stood on a basketball court and called the hoop a basketball ring. but sure, i'm the foreign one. they say donald lacks the foreign policy experience to be president. in fairness, he has spent years meeting with leaders from around the world. ms. sweden.
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ms. argentina. with that, i have two more words to say. obama out. [ applause ] >> the president getting rave reviews. standing ovation, as well. friday, savannah and i got to try something cool. the people in time party. this is the glam cam, 360. all the angles. we stood in the middle of this thing and it swirled around us. i did a beauty queen wave. >> see what you missed, matt? >> that's your pop start. we need one of those for in our studio. >> do we really? >> we do. >> a glam cam. >> we should get one. we have the tiny facebook instagram studio. >> why not? >> convert it. perfect. >> you ladies were gorgeous. >> thank you, natalie. >> the president has amazing comedic timing. >> he does. >> as did president bush before him. >> definitely. let's get a check of the weather. >> announcer: today's weather is
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brought to you by jared, the galleria of jewelry. come in today for the one piece of jewelry that'll take her breath away. >> we are still watching severe weather making its way from texas all the way to louisiana. we're also going to be seeing more wet weather making its way to the northeast. it'll hang around the next several days. we are worried about flooding down around louisiana. we have flood watches for south central louisiana. south of i-10, they could see another four inches of rain we begin the morning with clouds in san francisco and some sunshine for inland areas. a wide range in temperatures too. and as we go into the rest of the day, we'll get peeks of sunshine in the city. 57 in oakland and concord. 53 in santa rosa and napa. temperatures will be climbing but it won't be as warm as the weather we had over the weekend. up to 75 degrees in los gatos and palo alto, 75 degrees and
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fremont, 77 and 75 today in napa. >> that's your latest weather. >> al, thank you very much. hails from hollywood royalty, riley keough, the granddaughter of elvis presley, is getting fans shook up on her own. she stars in "the girlfriend experience" on starz. take a look. >> how much does he pay you? $1,000? $2,000? still there? >> yes. >> i'll pay you $10,000 to stay away. >> what if i don't want your money? >> $20,000. what name do i make the check out to? >> seems like a good deal, actually. >> yeah. >> riley keough, good to see you. >> good morning. >> i love what you said to the producer in the pre-interview. you said the character was a law student and, questionably, a sociopath, as well.
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why the gray area? >> i think the gray area because we wanted the audience to sort of view this as a study of this woman. but, i mean, i have my own viewpoints on her as a person. like i said, i don't really want to put that in people's heads. >> she's a law student. yet, she's also been drawn into this world of the escort service. >> yeah. >> when i say drawn in, i think people might immediately think she's been forced into this and, yet, there's something about it that she finds empowering. >> that was kind of the idea behind the show and what i liked about it. it was the story of a girl who ends up doing sex work, who is not coming from a terrible background or oppressive situation. that was the idea for the show. what kind of girl enters into this career and likes it and wants to do it? there's a lot of them. we were interested in that. >> she manages to compartmentize
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these two sides of her world. when we watch this and see her doing what most people find distasteful, we still end uprootiuproot i uprouproot -- up rooting for her. >> that's why i liked the script. i was reading it and she was doing what one might consider bad or terrible things, and i still wanted her to win and was on her side. i thought if we could accomplish that with a tv show, it'd be an interesting thing to do. >> there are scenes in the show that are graphic is maybe not the right word, but they're intense sexually. it's not a first date show, i don't think, or a show you'd sit down and watch with mom. have you tried that? >> i have sat down with mom. >> how did that go? >> i fast forwarded some parts. my parents are both -- i haven't shown my dad -- but my mom is very, i guess, young for a mother and progressive. understands -- you know, i don't have conservative parents.
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she really liked it. >> talking about your mom, lisa marie. your grandmother, we're talking about priscilla. do you look forward to the time, even today on our show, we introduced you from being from hollywood and music royalty, do you look forward to the day when it's never mentioned, when people have you on a program like this? >> it doesn't bother me. i don't think about it. a lot of people say, you must get frustrated at always being called elvis' granddaughter. i don't really think about it. it's a fact. >> it may be easier for each generation. easier for you than for your mom. >> i think so. i'm removed a generation, so i don't really feel it as some kind of bad thing. to me, it's not a bad thing. >> you carry it extremely well. riley keough, thank you for being here. >> thank you for having me. >> "the girlfriend experience" is on starz. our best of broadway week kicks off. we have the cast of "waitress"
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from high with a ee. >> mike, what are you looking at? >> smoother drive, slow for highway 85, northbound approaching the crash shoulder to shoulder, more motorcycles on the road, and be careful out there. 680, all the way down into fremont and downtown oakland. past the coliseum, foggy around high street. no surprises there. back to you. >> that will do it for us, we'll see you in a half hour. thank you so much. did you say honey? hey, try some? mmm that is tasty. is it real? of course... are you? nope animated you know i'm always looking for real honey for honey nut cheerios
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we are back now at 8:30 with a case of what's to come. yummy pie and the cast of "waitress." we have sara bareilles. we'll hear more about it and a performance in a little bit. >> you did great. >> you were good. >> amazing. plus on today food, we're counting down to mother's day. we have decadent desserts any mom is going to love. have you noticed, the guys are missing. >> they slipped into something more comfortable. >> well, we've taken jackets off, actually. may is national skin cancer awareness month. we're declaring this melanoma monday. take a look. estimated more than 8,500 people in the united states are diagnosed with skin cancer every day. the incidents among men is on the rise. men over age 50 have a higher risk of developing melanoma than the general population.
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by the age of 60, melanoma rates are twice as high in men as they are in women. >> with that in mind, the american academy of dermatology created a new psa to encourage men to check themselves. take a look. >> take a good look at yourself. oh, yeah. and turn. oh, very nice. check yourself out. and find someone else to help. >> dermatologist deborah is here to give us the once over. good to see you. good morning. >> morning. >> the incidents in men, on the rise. is that because more men are getting themselves checked, or it's simply happening more often? >> it's happening more often. men are not as knowledgeable about skin cancer as women tend to be, and there have been surveys that have shown that they are not as likely to look at the way their skin is
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changing. they're not as aware of the fact that, you know -- there's no such thing as a healthy tanner or a base tan that's good for you. >> is there a difference in the incidents between, say, men of color, and caucasian? >> skin cancer can occur in any skin type and any ethnicity. unfortunately, in men of skin of color, it's diagnosed later and when it's much more difficult to treat. for example, if you develop a malignant melanoma, your chance of survival for five years is around 70% and yours is around 93%. >> we talk about self-examination. there are simply places on your body you cannot look at yourself. you get somebody to help you. how often do you suggest you go to a trained professional? >> it depends on your family history, skin type and risk of skin cancer. have you had multiple burns over the past? do you frequent a suntanning salon? all those things add to it.
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it's important to get a baseline skin test from your dermatologist to determine what's best for you. >> there is one spot our makeup artist always told me i should have checked. you look a picture of it earlier. we're going to look at it up close. anything i should be worried about. >> i like to use magnification to look at moles. it looks okay. what i'm seeing under the microscope, looking for asymmetry, the abcs. a border that's irregular color, multiple colors. anything bigger than the size of a pencil eraser or what's evolving. that looks okay for me. >> men to do a self-check, what do you look for? >> moles that are changing or evolving. something that a non-healing wound or growth. look for a crusty area that repetitively doesn't heal properly. or anything that is new. for you, for example, if you were to see a new spot on your
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arm or something growing, you might be concerned. you want to be able to look at the head. have somebody look behind your ears. it's difficult for you, for example, to see the side burns or the back of your legs. on your buttock and the private areas. doing a skin exam, it's best to be in a well-lit area, mirrors. if you can engage with a partner, it would be helpful. >> you touched a second ago, moles evolving. can a mole like this, which is fine, turn into something that's not fine? >> yes. be aware of that mole. if your makeup artist or partner or someone in your family says, that's changing, betting bigger or darker, have that looked at. >> sunscreen, sunscreen, sunveresun j sunscre sunscreen. >> absolutely. protective clothing, seeking shade, avoiding the salons, your best bet. >> thank you, doctor. appreciate it. >> thank you.
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>> if you want to check your skin cancer risk and take a quiz from the skin care foundation, head to mr. roker, weather? >> that's right. not a lot of sun here in the northeast. let's look what you have for the week ahead. a lot of rain. just because it's cloudy doesn't mean you don't need sun protection. there are still uv rays coming through the clouds. you'll see a lot of wet weather in the east. as we get to the mid part of the week, from the great lakes to the northeast, rain moves into the pacific northwest. midsection of the country, sunshine. latter part of the week, still damp. we've been talking about the omega block. we'll keep dry where it's dry and wet where it's wet. midsection of the country, warm. in the midweek period, it's much warmer under the beneficial dome of high pressure in the plains. stays in the midsection of the country. both ends of the country looking at cooler than average temperatures because of that omega block. that's what's going on aroun
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we're looking at some sunshine later on this afternoon but we do begin the day with clouds, especially in san francisco and along the coast. expect highs in the upper 70s after mid 50s this morning. we're 78 in the south bay. east bay 71 degrees and 76 in the peninsula and 73 degrees and we'll have mid-60s in san francisco under partly cloudy skies. the next few days looking at more afternoon sun and cooler temperatures into the week. >> that's your latest weather. up next, looking for something sweet and special for mom this mother's day? we have a treat you will love. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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we are back with today food and all this week, we are celebrating, who else, moms. donatella is a celebrity chef and mom. she has a sweet treat you can make for mother's day on sunday. i love the name and the sound of it. >> triple chocolate cheesecake. three types of chocolate. it looks complicated, but it's a great recipe and kind of easy. >> actually, i read it and i was not intimidated, which is saying something. >> eggs, graham crackers, butter, softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, sweet chocolate. >> let's start with the crust. >> you can use a food processor or just use a rolling pin and make a fine ground. can you pour it in? >> i can. what do we have in there? >> melted butter and sugar. >> try not to make a mess. >> stir this up. when it's well incorporated, you
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pour it into a buttered spring form pan. with a glass, you smash it down. >> i was going to use my fingers. >> cook it for 5 to 7 minutes at 350. cook it and that's the first layer. here's the crust. >> just the bottom. >> now the cheesecake part. this is softened cheesecake. >> room temp. >> all the ingredients should be at room temperature so there are no lumps. pour in the sugar. >> as i do, i should mention the chom -- chocolate lovers are downstairs. >> forget mom, i'm making this for myself. >> incorporate the ingredients slowly. one at a time. >> is this melted chocolate? >> melted chocolate and eggs. >> should i not pour the entire thing of sugar in at once? >> you kind of -- it was okay. the idea is, if we had more time, each ingredient, one at a time arks l
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time, allow it to mix before you add the next one. pour it on to here. >> fluffy. >> pour it on. >> you really do trust me. >> i do. bake it at 350 for 60 minutes. let it cool for at least four hours, or do it the night before and have it cool overnight. then the fourth and final element. >> the triple chocolate glaze. >> sugar, chocolate and cream. we melted it on a soft pan. create the glaze. >> we're calling that a ganache? >> yeah, a ganache, a glaze. >> if you're not a die-hard chocolate fan, which i don't understand but some people aren't, you could probably skip one of the chocolate steps, i suppose. >> but why would you? now, if we come over here -- and this is a great time for moms to be with their kids and decorate cakes. >> we have a celebrity guest. we have her little boy. >> you have flowers? >> hi, kiddo.
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want to help us decorate the cheesecake? >> what is your favorite thing to decorate? what do you want to start with, stau ber strawberries? >> yeah. >> he's a man of few words but is a man of action. >> he's serious about his chocolate. >> you have marshmallows, sprinkles. >> what are we celebrating? anything? >> you, mama. >> me? >> those are going back. team downstairs, do we love it? >> look at this little guy. >> he's fantastic. >> very healthy. likes his strawberries. >> i'm impressed. >> very serious about his decorating. >> thank you so much, kiddo. if you want the recipe, tod up next, sara bareilles and the cast of "the waitress."
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>> announcer: the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. this morning, we are kicking off our best of broadway week with one of the great white way's newest hits called "waitress." stars jesse moos jessie mueller bareilles wrote the music. was this like watching your child be born when you saw it go on opening night? >> the theme of birth is really strong with this whole project. it's been amazing. the audiences have been so loving and bringing their friends and coming back. the cast and crew are working so hard. it's just a huge triumph at this point. >> jessie, savannah says, you've been open a week, ho-hum, it's ordinary now. but from your perspective, to get it on stage, how does it feel? >> it was a joy. opening night, it was such a celebration.
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you said, the birthing metaphor, labor pains, the whole thing. we had it all. it was a joyous moment on sunday when we finally opened. >> pie is prominently featured in the show. do you ever have to partake a little bit? maybe a couple bites between takes? >> we just ate pie. >> in between takes, definitely. >> what will you perform this morning? >> we're going to do a mashup. the first song in the show and the last song of the show. you get a flavor of the bookends of what you'll experience. >> here's a little of the flavor and taste of "waitress." take it away. ♪ sugar, butter, flour ♪ my hands pluck the things i know that i'll need ♪ ♪ i'll take the sugar and butter from the pantry ♪ ♪ i add the flour to begin what i am hoping to start ♪ ♪ then it's down with the recipe
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and bake from the heart ♪ ♪ what's inside ♪ everyone wants to know what's inside ♪ ♪ i always told them, it's more than words can say ♪ ♪ want to know what's inside ♪ you want the answer ♪ my whole life is in here ♪ in this kitchen, baking ♪ what a mess i'm making >> jenna, what's the pie today? >> blueberry bacon. ♪ the day starts like the rest we've seen ♪ ♪ coffee of an older routine ♪ one out, one in, baking, running ♪ >> make the coffee strong
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enough. ♪ there's no time now for taking things like that ♪ ♪ we've got too much to do ♪ too much to do, always opening up ♪ ♪ letting the day in ♪ ordering cups, we'll say, hello, how you been ♪ ♪ looking around, seeing the same things every day ♪ ♪ hello, how you feel? ♪ ♪ thank you, come again ♪ somebody is there ♪ i wouldn't call this the happy ever after ♪ ♪ i've been around the block and just came back again ♪ ♪ a small town ♪ sometimes home is where your actions are ♪ ♪ order up is how the day finds me ♪ ♪ everything in its place and
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time ♪ ♪ i like the way most of the days look exactly the same ♪ ♪ opening up to a new day ♪ opening up, come my way ♪ one at a time, every day working ♪ ♪ what's inside ♪ looking around at the day ♪ all the baking ♪ ♪ what's inside ♪ what's inside
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♪ sugar, butter, flour [ applause ] >> jessie mueller and the cast of "waitress," sa va bareilles, thank you so much. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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we're back now at 8:52. good time to get to important business. birthdays. >> we love this time of the show. introduce you to amazing folks. let's get to it. happy 100th birthday to wiley armstrong of brunswick, georgia. need something sewn? she worked as a seamstress and still owns her own shop. love it. joe sell, 100 from erie, pa. joe loves spending time with his wife of 77 years. congratulations. his 12 great grandchildren. happy birthday to helen crivello of milwaukee, wisconsin. her secret to longevity, a vodka at 5:00 p.m. every day.
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sears, retiring as lieutenant colonel. thank you for your service, sir. and myrtle taught at her church for 67 years. happy birthday to renee fontana. she's lived on the same street in manhattan since the day she was born. >> wow. >> that is amazing. >> mother's day, of course, around the corner. we want to celebrate the mom in your life here on "today". head to and tell us why you have the world's greatest mom. don't forget to send us a photo. >> wait, i thought i had the world's greatest mom. >> i do, too. >> i do. >> i have it. >> you guys are doing survival training next hour? >> central park. we were alone
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good morning, 8:56 on your monday morning. authorities on the peninsula investigating a new clue in a mysterious disappearance. san mateo county deputies are leading e search for 27-year-old keith green. investigators say he was last seen thursday at his millbrae home but they are not sure if he left there voluntarily. he left most of his belongings behind, including his car and
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wallet. on friday a hiker found green's cell phone in san francisco. deputies say he has two disti t distinctive tattoos on his neck. stef is talking with investigators and getting the latest details on the case and she'll have a live report in our midday newscast and you can look for an update in our twitter feed. aviation history after a solar powered plane takes off from moffett field. we're tracking the voyage with the solar impulse ii. you can learn more on our facebook page. decades in the making, the first u.s. cruise ship is docked in cuba. you can read about the back story of this historic voyage on our home page. we'll see you in a half hour.
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this morning on "today's take," anchors away. watch what happens when natalie, tamron and dylan are left alone in the wild. i hit the stage of the ground-breaking hip hop musical-hamilton." dessert and breakfast rolled into one for the ultimate mother's day treat. all that and more coming up right now. >>nnouncer: from nbc "today's t roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to "today". it's a monday morning, may 2nd, 2016. i'm here with natalie and tamron. willie is on assignment. my morning jam, i heard this all week last week because my
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daughter loves this song. we were touring the west coast colleges. this is pillow talk by zayn malik. >> he's so hot right now. he was in my neighborhood recently walking home. i saw what had to be 5,000 girls of a certain age and thought, what's going on? kept walking. then i saw zayn's name scribbled. he was at i heart radio not long ago performing. he's next level. people were worried when he left the group, but he's next level. >> he's gotten good reviews. >> he is adorable, if i might say as an older woman. he is a cutie. >> love him. >> good to have you back, tamron. >> it's good to be back. >> it was a tough week. >> it was. you called me saturday and made my day. beautiful e-mail from natalie. all the outpouring on social media, thank you so much. i appreciate it. i would be lying to you if i said i was 100% myself. i'm not, as this is an ongoing
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situation. >> for folks who don't know, you were close friends with prince. >> yes. we spoke just two days before he passed away. all of the developments that came out, i told you, it has made me question a lot of things about life and so on and to forth. anyway, thank you so much, everybody. you've been tremendous. and thank you. >> you had a little distraction this weekend. >> i did. i had been held up in my home with my family. i thought, let me be out and amongst our people. >> people being -- >> i was like a bum in there. anyway, the big name -- >> you look like a bum. >> so smoking, by the way. >> sophie, the designer i love so much. that's my hair stylist, johnny. she's all about diversity of models of all sizes and shapes. i mentioned her before. so i wore her gown. it was an amazing event. the a-listers came out. will and jada pinkett.
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president obama's final opportunity to take jabs at the media, take jabs at candidates. here are a few highlights. >> anyway, here we are. my eighth and final appearance at this unique event. i am excited. if this material works well, i'm going to use it at goldman sachs next year. [ applause ] earn me some serious tubman. next year at this time, someone else will be standing here in this very spot. it's anyone's guess who she will be. although while in england i did have lunch with her imagimajest
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queen, took in a performance of shakespeare, hit the links with david cameron. if anyone is still questioning whether i'm black enough, i think that settles the debate. with that, i have two more words to say. obama out. >> that was great. so good. >> timing is impeccable. >> he had a great line. we had another fence jumper last week. the secret service brought michelle back, and she's okay. >> people were raving about her gown. just beautiful night. the line about her escaping. >> i thought abo i thought about you on the college tour. the white house announced that melila malia is going to harvard. >> taking a gap year. >> so smart, to discover
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themselves. >> it's a unique opportunity for her and her family. most kids can't. to be able to do that is tremendous. >> when she does start, they're out of office. >> right. >> it really is smart on so many levels. your weekend, not quite as hilarious. >> i was supposed to go to the white house correspondent dinner but i was stuck on the island with jenna. >> maryanne and ginger. >> this is part of the national parks segment that airs next week. we went to key west and had a little bit of an unexpected layover in key west. >> what happened? >> the plane we were supposed to take to get to key west, there was an insurance issue. we couldn't get on the plane. >> you still got on? >> we had an extra night in key west. it was fine. >> what do you do when you're in key west? >> eat key lime pie, margaritas.
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>> tattoos? >> jenna and i got our ears pierced. i always wanted one. jenna got a third pierce right here. rachel, our producer, she was like, i don't think so. we sort of strong armed her. get up here. she got a second pierce, which was really fun. then we ended up in tortuga national park, which is gorgeous. which is flying in on a seaplane. 2 hour, 30 minute ferry ride from key west. you land there. it's just fort jefferson. it's a giant fort. it's a bird sanctuary. >> you camped there? >> overnight, we roughed it. everything that could possibly go wrong went wrong. trying to put up a tent took us over an hour. >> holy mackerel. >> we finally got great guys to come over and help us out. >> this sounds like a story. >> wait until monday. we'll kick off the series on monday.
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trying to light our coal, apparently we had the cheap coal and couldn't get the campfire going. we had a lot of help thanks to the people camping there with us. >> sounds terrific. >> we had a great time. >> so we spoke over e-mail but we've not seen each other. i saw your instagram feed of her getting the ear piercing. let me show you what i was doing at the same time. >> no way. >> i was getting my -- >> no way! >> in new york, that's ben, a piercing guy. i got mine thursday. there must be something for women over4 40. i told him, is this the trend again? i have the prince-like ear cuffs. i was going to do it in honor of him. it's crazy. i know, there are other ways to remember somebody you love. this guy told me it is back in style to get the whole thing. we're behind the curve. there's another part of your body he says all of the women
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are coming in and asking to get pierced. >> what part of the body? do i want to know. >> above the waist, in this region. women in their 40s are coming -- i know! i know! >> i blacked out. >> when i saw your instagram we went for the earlobes, i was like, that's my girl. >> we're safe. >> the weather, there's a bit of a nip in the air. >> he said -- >> it's not a tattoo. >> yeah, this is the thing. >> at least you have some place to put your keys. hey, this weekend, i was so proud of our n brbc news market team. the rokerthon2 promo won an emmy. >> it was a great promo. >> i was excited about being on there. >> the goat made it. >> the little man. >> the goat. >> he was a star in this thing. >> love it. >> we were proud. we won a daytime emmy.
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>> your national park series, as well, is coming up. >> we were out west with my daughter, touring colleges. we went to the world's largest living tree. over 2,000 years old. >> beautiful. >> it is unbelievable. gener >> are you close to picking a college next week? is it your choice or an individual choice? >> individual choice. >> does she have a pick? >> two of the top picks are out west. >> it'll be hard. >> i'll miss her, but she's not gone yet. we're going to enjoy it. what we wish would be gone is all this rain along the gulf coast. it has been pouring. it just continues. we've got a weak stationary front, cold front, making its way to the east, as well, where we could see severe weather today, south of philadelphia, all the way into asheville.
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raleigh, just outside of it. 20 million people at risk. hail, damaging wind gusts and heavy rain. as the system pushes through, we still have flood watches in effect for parts of louisiana. this all moves east. during the day today, we could see travel problems from new orleans to atlanta, and more heavy showers and thunderstorms as waves of low pressure move up the eastern seaboard. look for, again, 1 to 3 inches of rain. concentrated down in southern louisiana, we could see 3 to 4 inches. that's where we're worried about flooding, south of i-10.
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>> don't you do that. i'll tell your mom. >> al roker is blackmailing me. telling my mom secrets. up next, natalie and tamron and dylan testing their survival skill as in the notoriously barn and desolate central park here
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when you look at these lovely ladies, two words come to mind. expert survivalists. >> that's what i say. >> scream it. >> we thought we'd test our skills, playing a modified version of "alone." >> they throw one lucky person into the middle of nowhere and challenge them to survive on a few supplies. the key is, how long can you survive? >> we didn't go to the jungle, not close. we ended up in a remote part of central park. >> cell service was spotty. >> you'll have to see what happened. >> welcome to "alone" central park edition. i was a contestant on "alone" season one. everything you need to survive is in these packs. build a shelter. you need to build a fishing rod and a spear. last but not least, you have to gut a fish. you have to fillet a fish, which is also in your pack.
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>> oh. it's a fish. >> hello. >> is this in case i need help? oh! it works. >> i already have like a really comfy little stoop here with this tree. i've got a pretty good shelter going. >> i have cleared this out -- ow -- for my area. >> is my eye okay? i got whacked in the face with a stick. >> these could slant and make for cover. >> i don't know the best way to make a whole roof. >> that was stupid. >> better not be bugg es in her. >> oh, there are so many bugs under that rock. >> bugs in my hair. >> all those years of girl scouts. good little lean to.
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not bad, right? >> i don't know if i'm doing this right. >> it's rusty. it's a rusty fixer upper, but it's not bad. >> just getting my tree limb here. i found what i think is a natural spear. >> if i can get halfway through the brunch -- >> all i need to do is now sharpen it. >> i can't break this. oh, got it! i'll be right back. totally forgot about this thing i found. well, this isn't working either. >> scare something away. what am i trying to spear, a squirrel? >> i've got hooks. i've got some weights. >> got a little thing on a thing. the thing on the thing. there you go. >> i had my fishing line.
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i've got my spear/fishing rod. which i also think is a good idea, based on this theory. in case i want to go -- wait for it -- spear fishing. >> see the beautiful stick right there? that is my fishing pole, my fish weapon. >> i have a dead fish in my bag. why do i need to make a fishing line? he's waiting for me to cut him up. help me. she has no idea what she's doing. >> sorry, fish. >> oh. >> ah! the ineners. >> look at that, so gross. >> there's a fly trying to get my fish. >> this is yucky. i think it's yucky. no, but i think it's good fish. >> i'm not ordering fish for dinner for a long, long time. >> my hands are just disgusting.
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>> i want it off. i want it off. >> gross. >> hello! >> hi. >> do you want to squeeze in? >> yes. >> you need more leaves, dylan. >> i need a lot more. >> what's for dinner? >> not having fish. >> terrific. >> we had a lot of fun. we tried. >> oh! don't throw it. >> comedy. >> i've got my spear. >> flying fish. the most impressive thing was you found a pick ax. >> in central park. >> i assumed they planted props you could use. >> you're the only one with the pick ax. >> i said, dylan, there's a pick ax in central park? >> these are our spears. >> mine was too big.
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>> it's like sharpening a pencil. >> i don't know what we learned from the experience, but the show is good. >> you learn a lot. new episode of "alone" thursday night on the history channel. >> yes. >> we learned how to cut a fish, though dylan didn't -- >> i didn't do it well. coming up next, before you dive into the summer swimming season, we're going to show you must-have cool gadgets to keep must-have cool gadgets to keep your kids safe, next. ♪ your body was made for better must-have cool gadgets to keep your kids safe, next. things than rheumatoid arthritis. before you and your rheumatologist move to another treatment, ask if xeljanz is right for you. xeljanz is a small pill for adults with moderate to severe ra for whom methotrexate did not work well. xeljanz can reduce joint pain and swelling in as little as two weeks, and help stop further joint damage. xeljanz can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal infections, lymphoma and other cancers have happened. don't start xeljanz if you have an infection. tears in the stomach or intestines, low blood cell counts and higher liver tests
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may is national water safety month. before your kids make the splash this summer, "today" national investigative correspondent jeff rossen has products you should know about. jeff, good morning. >> good morning, tamron. >> i didn't know may had the significance of swimming. i learned to swim a couple years ago. a lot of kids these days are water bugs. parents need to supervise but things can help us out. >> they're walking around the pool and there are drownings every year. nothing beats supervision, but these are technological advances that can help you. the first is the pool watchdog. it's a camera that is literally trained right on your pool. it sets off an alert on your smartphone via a text alert, no matter where you are. we have a live picture of this right here. it stares at your pool. watch the live feed at all times. i'll put my hand through here.
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you can see it. it would set off a text alert to your phone. >> is there a delay? >> no delay. it's in real time. it'll send the alert. you don't have to have motion in the pool. it's anything in front of the camera. >> right to your phone. >> use it for pets, by the way, too. >> next up? >> this water buoy. the pool guard water buoy. it floats in your pool. this one actually senses motion inside the pool. the second there is a splash, i'll set it off. ready? >> i'm ready. >> here we go. >> oh. >> it goes right off. i'll try to shut this off. but the second a kid falls in, that alarm will go off. 200 foot range. set up the speaker inside your house. >> would you need a couple of these in a standard sized pool in your backyard? >> i'll give this to one of you. >> it is loud. >> go, go. >> it would have to be a huge splash?
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>> any little ripple or change will set it off. in an average pool, one works. obviously, you're safer with two. >> how much is that? >> we have it on the bottom of the screen. they're all less than $200. >> okay. >> the final is the safety turtle. i have special guests here. >> cute. >> these are my kids, sloan and blake. high-five. >> wow. rossen duo. >> they're wearing the safety turtle. see that? spin it around right there. these are cheap, as well. the second these get wet, an alarm goes off on the wristband. you can be anywhere around. you can set up a speaker inside your house. hop in the pool, guys. get your wrists wet. >> is the water cold? >> there was negotiation about the temperature of the water. >> put that in? >> yeah. >> if this is inside your house, the second your kid falls in, no water where you are, this goes off. >> let me see your arm. it's securely on her arm.
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==topvo== authorities on the peninsula are investigating a new 'clue' in a mysterious disappearance: . a good monday morning. authorities on the peninsula are investigating a new clue in the disappearance. the discovery of a cell phone that belongs to a missing man. san mateo sheriffs deputies are leading the search for 27-year-old keith green who was last seen thursday and they are not sure if he left voluntarily, but according to deputies, he left behind his belongings like his car and his wallet. he had two tattoos on his neck. also happening, pilots on a solar powered plane launching the next leg of their trip around the world.
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here is lift off from the solar impulse taking off. dozens were on hand to watch the plane take off. the crew is now more than four hours into what's expected to be a 16-hour long trip to phoenix. it traveled at 47 miles per hour and uses the power of a small motorcycle. you may remember the solar impulse landed in the bay area nine days ago after a five-day journey from hawaii. we have a charged afternoon. solar power we will be seeing. a look at the forecast after this.
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we have pretty good coverage of clouds in the bay area and that upon help keep the temperatures down. the temperatures continue to warm under the mostly cloudy skies. 76 degrees on the peninsula and 78 in the south bay. that is still about 10 degrees
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cooler than yesterday. cloudy skies in san francisco and 65 degrees with low 70s in the north bay into the next few days. temperatures go down and rain chances will be going up. we will keep you up to date on that, but let's go to mike with a look at traffic. >> overall things are lightening up. this one we have five involved. the eastbound 237 around first. we had slowing in both directions. we should see recovery there. back to you. >> we will get another update in a half hour. see you then.
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taking a look add the headlines. the known birth defects caused by the zika virus may be the tip of the ice burg. this according to an expert with the centers of disease control. at a pediatricians conference on sunday, a brazilian doctor warned the long-term impact of zika is probably underestimated. some physical and developmental disabilities won't be noticed until children miss milestones. the legal process of die living prince's else kate is getting underway this morning. prince's siblings and authorities have a court hearing in minneapolis. negotiations are expected to take years. experts say the singer's assets are complicated and prince reportedly left no will. his sum estimated at $300 million could grow larger if
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unreleased music goes on the market. never lose your luggage again. that's what delta airlines is hoping for as it rolls out new technology that allows you to track your bags through an app on your phone. the technology replaces existing bar codes. you can track your luggage in real time. the app should be available nationwide by the end of the year. great idea. the "jungle book," king of the box office. it brought in $42 million. the huntsman winter's war was second with a little over $9 "keanu" was third. there was a sweet moment yesterday at a texas rangers baseball game. a little girl sitting in the upper deck with her dad. gets her hands on the ball. in her excitement, she threw the ball back on to the field. her dad tried to stop her and gave her a hug. told her, it's all right, sweetie. later, the team gave her a new
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autographed ball. this time, she kept that one. let's get a check of the weather from mr. roker. first baseball game, al, she didn't know what to do. >> they lost the ball. i'm throwing it back. >> being nice. >> understandable. we've been talking about the omega block. the weather you have now is what you'll keep for the next few days. wet weather along the eastern seaboard. sunshine out west and the great lakes. the midweek period, sunshine hanging in the midsections of the country. wet weather moves to the pacific northwest. soggy in the great lakes and new england. latter part of the week, sunshine for the great lakes and the gulf. temperatures, we start off mild in the mid-atlantic states, the pacific northwest and the plains. as the block settles in, you can see the temperatures shift into the midsections of the country. it stays cooler, below normal, east and west. that's what's going on aro we have more clouds this morning across the bay area and
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we will see them for a while longer before the sun breaks out. the temperatures will be much cooler and a live look at san francisco. you see the clouds and it's now 57 degrees now. 61 degrees in livermore and san jose at 58. expect it to top out at 78 and partly cloudy skies. 52 degrees in the presydio and napa 75 and 77 in fremont and livermore is up to 78 degrees. >> that's your latest weather. if you watch our show, it's no secret, we're fans of the musical "hamilton." lin-manuel miranda's ground-breaking show. it's won a slew of awards, including a pulitzer prize for drama. recently, i was invited to join the cast and crew for a rare tour of the set. i even got to become a stykyler sister. >> reporter: it's an epic tale
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making history. "hamilton." ♪ >> reporter: from a-list celebs to high-powered politicians, audiences pack the theater eight times a week to see the ground-breaking hip hop musical about our founding fathers. ♪ only american experiment begins ♪ >> reporter: every detail telling the revolutionary story. including the elaborate costumes, props and the industrial looking set. in a sense, it's a muscular set. there's a lot of wood. i mean, this is solid. was that part of the design, it's a solid wood? >> definitely. we're talking about the building of the foundation of a country. >> reporter: the set designer took me on an exclusive tour behind the scenes. it took him nearly nine months to design this monster. >> as the cast and crew got into rehearsal, we refined and refined until the last minute. as lin was rewriting, we were changing props and redressing. this is metal wrapped in wood.
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it's been sandblasted, so it gives it the old feeling. we've been in the gym. you said it is a physical show. >> yeah. >> here. >> oh! >> that's a good one. >> he's a brick house. mighty, mighty. >> all right, you're done. >> sorry. >> reporter: who better than two of the leading ladies to spill some more set secrets? renee and jasmine play two of the three skyler systems, daughters of a revolutionary war general. >> what is it like being on the levels? >> it's a new perspective. it's like a part of you is performing here and a different part of you down in the fishbowl there. >> reporter: most of the dynamic choreography takes place on the center turntable. >> the turntable moves, symbolizing the creativity and new and exciting things
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happening in new york. >> reporter: in a tv first, i got to rehearse on the turntable with the cast. ♪ we hold these truths to be self-evident ♪ ♪ i'm created equal ♪ i happen to be in the greatest city in the world ♪ ♪ the greatest city in the world ♪ >> reporter: dance captain morgan helped me perfect the role of the third skyler sister. ♪ eliza >> jump on the turntable. >> that's crazy. >> you do this every night. >> reporter: after a few rehearsals on the turntable, i think i've got it. ♪ history is happening in manhattan ♪ ♪ we just happen to be in the greatest city in the world ♪ ♪ in the greatest city in the world ♪ >> we did it! >> a lot of people don't realize, we actually have our own turntable here at the "today" show. >> selfie doing it.
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video. >> are you going to do the whole dance? what was the whole number? >> anyway, we want to thank everybody at "hamilton" for being so very, very gracious. "hamilton" on broadway right now. >> let's see your moves. go! come on. ♪ eliza ♪ greatest city in the world coming up, the mother of two gets a little treat. she gets a style makeover in time for mother's day. we'll show you her look after this. see me. see me. don't stare at me. see me. see me. see me to know that psoriasis is just something that i have. i'm not contagious. see me to know that... ...i won't stop until i find what works. discover cosentyx, a different kind of medicine for moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. proven to help the majority of people find clear or almost clear skin. 8 out of 10 people saw 75% skin clearance at 3 months. while the majority saw 90% clearance.
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jcpenney. on "today"'s soundtrack of sound, we're celebrating a mom who pushed her goals aside to raise her kids. now, we're making her dreams come true with the help of our sponsor jcpenney and our "today" contributor. she's getting a new look in time for mother's day. >> my name is amber. i'm a mom of two boys, cameron, who is 5 1/2, and lucas, 2 1/2. i was a teacher and got two degrees in education. after i got married and had kids, i decided to be a stay at home mom. in the last couple of years, my life took a 180 degree turn. i got divorced, overcame melanoma, boys and i moved in with my parents, i lost 60 pounds and i've rejoined the working world as a social worker. it hasn't been easy, but the sacrifice has been worth it. being a mom has been the best thing i've ever done in my whole entire life. >> i'm here in new york at
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jcpenney with our very deserving mom, amber. we just watched your incredible journey. amazing. let's talk about fashion. how would you describe your style? >> a little dishevelled. not really put together. >> if i suggested shopping for a whole new look for work, how would you feel about that? >> i would love that. >> yeah? >> yeah. >> let's do some shopping. >> can't wait. >> what was your style like before the kids? >> before the kids, i tried to be fashionable. then when i had my kids, it's been sweatpants or yoga pants. >> there's nothing wrong with sweatpants. we don't want to wear them all the time. >> no. >> let's find some non-sweat pant options. >> okay. >> i love a dress that's a little more a-line, so it tapers at the waist and flares out a little. it has a flattering cut on a lot of women. gives you a little waist. >> i like that.
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>> look who is here! >> what are you guys doing? are you having fun with cousin e.j.? >> yeah. >> we're doing a little shopping for mom. want to join us? >> yeah. >> you take these into the fitting room, and i'll take these sweet boys to do a little mother's day shopping. look at all these presents. earrings. and a necklace. bring that one over here. these boys have some good style. these are all such amazing deals, and they're all under $50. i love it. mom is going to be a happy lady. ready to see mom? hey, amber, i have two handsome gentlemen that want to see you. come on out. what do you think? you can go. they also got you some gifts. >> thank you. >> amber, you look amazing. you guys love this? we wanted to wish you a happy
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mother's day. of course, gifts from your boys. also, we wanted to give you these. >> oh, thank you. >> you look beautiful. i had so much fun shopping with amber, and she looks perfect for mother's day. now, it's your turn. join me tomorrow morning for a live chat on the "today's take" facebook page. for more mother's day gift ideas, head to >> as you heard her mention, if you're looking for the perfect gift for mom, tune in today to lilliana's live chat on "today's take" facebook page. she has other great ideas for mother's day, as well. up next, a sweet way to treat mom. how about breakfast in bed with how about breakfast in bed with the ultimdriving a pet perfect. no tickets. no accidents. that is until one of you clips a food truck, ruining your perfect record. yeah. now you would think your insurance company would cut you some slack, right? no. your insurance rates go through the roof... your perfect record doesn't get you anything.
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br brandie's rainbow grilled cheese recipe was a viral success. we brought her in to make a rainbow pancake cake. good morning. everybody is excited about this. >> i'm so excited about this. >> here's the menu and the stuff on the grid. fun fetti. >> that's the secret ingredient. everything you need for regular pancakes, add funfetti, sprinkles and stuff for the frosting. >> the batter? >> i use a bag of funfetti cake mix. add in the dry ingredients. flour, sugar -- thank you -- salt, baking powder. give that a whisk for me. the wet ingredients. our eggs, our milk. there we go. and our oil. then we're going to fold this in. honestly, if you want, go ahead and use a boxed pancake mix.
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you wouldn't have the sprinkles. i like to add that in there. >> you can add sprinkles in that. >> you could. you can divide the batter into five parts. because these are rainbow can ca -- pancakes, we're tinting them with food coloring. >> a little goes a long way. >> you can use natural food coloring or chop in fruit of different colors. the pink could be strawberry. blue could be blueberry. so forth. >> right. >> this is when it comes alive, the fun part. i like how you did that. take a scoop and put it on a hot griddle. cook up your pancakes. i love to make this recipe with my nephews. this is something where the kids can get involved with mom. we have the pancakes but need the frosting. help me make the frosting. >> okay. >> it's a cream cheese frosting. cream cheese at room temperature. add the butter. >> mush it in there. >> this is when you get the arm
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workout. our powdered sugar. >> a pound of -- at least -- >> oh, my gosh. >> listen, i have a sweet tooth. i can't stop myself. >> that's good. >> half and half. >> can't stop, won't stop. >> a little bit of vanilla. >> love that. >> mix it up. >> splurging on mother's day. >> yes. now it's time to build. don't worry about it, al. i have you covered. start with one pancake. look at that. the sprinkles in there. >> wow. >> add a little bit. these guys get large. >> right. >> top it. i'll do the next one, if you want to grab the purple pancake. >> this would be great for a birthday, for breakfast. >> sleepover the next morning. >> yeah. >> this is when you get mother of the year award. keep it going. >> if they have this, they're staying up the whole day. >> did you get to try yours, ladies? >> oh, yeah. >> to make it healthy, put some strawberries. >> and sprinkles. >> your kids will be hopped up
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on sugar. >> man, fantastic. >> kids go crazy over this. >> you go crazy after this. thanks so much. want to make this at home? we'll be back in a moment after we come off the ceiling. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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i have a little wrap in my hand. >> having a little snack. >> all right. >> you get hungry when you're old. >> what do you have coming up? >> why are you hiding it? >> marcia clark. >> welcome back, tamron. missed you. marcia clark is with us. million dollar listing guy. >> wow. >> and celebrity gossip and today's buzz. >> why didn't you bring enough for everyone? >> give me
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oc: on the commute trt: 28 a mix of sun and clouds and coastal clouds as we start out with temperatures that will be cool and highs making it up to 65 degrees in san francisco. 73 degrees in the north bay and 71 in the east bay.
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the south bay still makes it into the upper 70s. into the next several days, the cooling trend continues and a chance of rain before the weekend. let's go to mike for a look at the morning commute. >> moving quickly in the fast track lanes. no problem for visibility. the map will show you the breeze all-around. the trail end of that in castro valley. we are done with the eastbound and westbound commute. not a problem for 237. the rest of the south bay with a crash at north 101. >> happening now, florida's governor is in the bay area going a long way in an effort to attract jobs to his state. they call it the twitter feet. california's minimum wage hike. one out of three residents said they think about packing their
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bags and leaving. a surprising new poll is that locals are growing dissatisfied. the war are yours and the sharks. more news coming up in a half hour. see you then. youy on a
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