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light right now as you can see. >> all right. thanks very much. that's what's happening today in the bay. we'll be back with you live at 7:25. >> all right. have a great day see you tomorrow. ♪ ♪ ♪ good morning. crying foul. donald trump blasts the fbi's recommendation not to prosecute hillary clinton over her emails. >> our system is absolutely, totally rigged. rigged. house speaker paul ryan threatening new hearings on capitol hill. can clinton finally put the controversy behind her or will the political fallout only intensify? breaking overnight. oscar pistorius is sentenced to six years in prison for the murder of reeva steenkamp. it was much lighter than expected. deadly encounter. police shoot and kill a man
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during a confrontation outside of a convenience store in louisiana. >> they shot him? oh, my goodness! >> the officers involved placed on administrative leave, protests erupting overnight. and rolling over. no winner in the mega millions drawing. the jackpot now soaring to more than a half billion dollars today, wednesday, july 6, 2016. from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1a in rockefeller mraz. good morning, everybody. welcome to "today," wednesday morning. >> nothing short of monumental day. >> donald trump and other leading republicans responding to the recomendation not to pursue criminal charges for hillary clinton for using
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multiple servers while she was secretary of state. we have the reaction and the fallout and let's start with andrea mitchell. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. we are here in atlantic city where hillary clinton had hoped to focus donald trump's business empire including bankruptcies. it is clinton nah that is on th defensive including from the fbi director. donald trump in north carolina attacking hillary clinton as unfit to be president. >> this is one of the most crooked politicians in history. >> his comments coming after the director of the fbi tuesday blasted clinton's use of a private email address and server while she was secretary of state, but recommending no criminal charges be filed against her or her aides. >> today is the best evidence ever that we've seen that our system is absolutely, totally rigged.
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it's rigged. >> reporter: trump also teeing off on a "new york times" report that clinton was open to keeping loretta lynch on as attorney after a meeting with bill clinton. >> it's a bribe! the attorney general is sitting there saying if i get hillary off the hook i'm going to have four more years or eight more years, but if she loses i'm out of a job. it's a bribe! >> reporter: no mention of the bombshell news by clinton or president obama. campaigning together for the first time also in north carolina. >> there has never been any man or woman more qualified for this office than hillary clinton. >> reporter: both democrats tearing into trump. >> donald trump is simply unqualified and temperamentally unfit to be our president and commander in chief. >> this is not a reality show. this is reality.
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>> the political heat remains on clinton after the fbi director's scathing comments about her email practices. >> there is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information. >> reporter: james comey refuting clinton's past claims that none of her emails were classified when she sent or received them. >> i did not send or receive any material marked classified. >> any reasonable person in secretary clinton's position or in the position of those with whom she was corresponding about those matters should have known that an unclassified system was no place for that conversation. >> reporter: and her claim that her private server was safe from hacking. >> there were no security breaches. >> we assess it is possible that hostile actors gained access to secretary clinton's personal email account. >> reporter: republicans were quick to pounce. >> she grossly was negligent. she mishandled classified information and she wants to be commander in chief. >> reporter: and the house
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speaker says house republicans will call hearings to demand that comey, the fbi director explain why he decided to recommend against prosecuting clinton. clinton trying to turn the page here in atlantic city is expected to join striking workers at trump's former taj mahal casino. they say they've lost their pensions because of his business practice. willie and savannah. >> andrea mitchell on the trail. thank you. >> a lot to sift through. let's bring in chuck todd and ari melger. >> we needed three of you today. i suppose it's relief and on the other hand good thing we weren't indicted today. not a great day on the campaign trail. >> not something to celebrate, but it is a minimal sense of relief, but look, they have to sit here and rebutt charge after charge because she had a couple of standard talking points and one if i never sent or received
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email that was marked classified. that's not true. there were some that did and then he said, you know what? somebody in her position should have known better even on some of the exchanges that were there. look, she has a credibility problem, but the head of the fbi that shows she has a credibility problem. on any other day it would be a total and complete disaster an there's something about trump that -- well, she can recover, i guess. >> nicole, no recommendation charges and chuck talked about some of the contra directions laid out, and the account was vulnerable to hackers and she did delete work emails and did use multiple servers and many devices. as you listen to that case, even without a recommendation of the indictment, did you feel the race changing at all? >> it affirms what i always think is true is that voters always get it right even when they don't have the information, their gut take on people is
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always right and on the question, we talked about this yesterday on the question of honesty and trustworthiness, she has a 22-point deficit to donald trump. what happened yesterday simply affirms what voters know to be true, which is a complicated relationship with the truth. i would say to your point, i watched the 66-minute trump speech last night and nearly wept. he got to the points that he needed to make to bring this into focus what the politically neutral fbi director said about hillary clinton lying on at least six occasions about her email practices, but it was wrapped in so much other stuff and i'm not sure that it would be the effective honing in on a message that he needs to prosecute if he wants to win. >> the question is whether trump prosecutes the political case and still legal questions, ari, about whether this should have been a criminal case. if you look at this statute there was an issue that was raced and they're keying into a couple of things that the fbi director said.
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he said she was extremely careless with her email practices. it allows prosecution if someone was grossly negligent and for a lay ear, you hear careless and grossly negligent sounds like the same thing and it sounds like a case that could be brought. >> i think it's an important point, and one james comey himself and the bush administration, what he's saying is there is this standard that they didn't meet criminally and the carelessness is a judgment call. it is a criticism, but i would call it a non-legal criticism and he very carefully himself picked those words to say that and that goes to what happened yesterday. an unusual presentation that allows people to process this information. it was a clean book of health on the idea that there was no crimes because not only did he recommend no charges. he said no reasonable prosecutor would move forward on these facts and then as just discussed he outlined many other things that was disconcerting for voters. i think what's important here is if there's a page to turn there is a legal process that tries to
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be nonpartisan. james comey works a ten-year term no matter who it is and this is a chance to look at what he said, for voters to assess and for political analysis after the legal analysis from our career investigators say no crime occurred here. >> very quickly. i just have ten seconds. trump said petraeus was charged for doing thless. is that a correct analysis. >> he handed books and he also signed a plea deal with prosecutors that said he admitted to misleading fbi agents in october 2012. there are differences in the case and there is a fair debate about all of this, but that case does have different legal facts. >> chuck, quickly, hillary clinton was out campaigning with president obama hours after this happened and no reference to it, not even a hint about it. does this go away for her as easy as they hope it will? >> i don't think it goes away.
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the cloud is still there. she didn't get the clean, political bill of health. again, it depends on how well or not well the republicans prosecute this case. i think a lot of republicans are. i don't know about donald trump mixing in as nicole said yesterday with that speech. mixing in saddam hussein. praise for saddam hussein on the day and then trashing comey? he ought to be praising comey and then using his word against her, but this is donald trump. >> those were not tears of joy, we should point out. >> no. this is where trump becomes sort of a little wrapped in a headache and wrapped in a conundrum for republicans because this is a day when you had such a clear, clear strike against hillary clinton and you just had to point to it and you almost could have played it at the rally and said don't believe me, listen to him. >> also by the way, ivanka trump's husband is coming to his
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father in law's defense. halle, good morning to you. >> hi, savannah. jared kushner says he's seen donald trump embrace people of all racial and religious backgrounds, insisting his father in law is not racist. all of this comes after new backlash from one of trump's more controversial tweets. from the son-in-law of a candidate who rarely says sorry, no apologies. jared kushner now publicly pushing back against accusations donald trump is antisemitic. quote, my father in law is an incredibly loving and tolerant person who has embraced my family and our judaism since i began dating my wife. kushner responding to an open letter written to him by an employee, a paper owned by his publishing company. >> the issue is clear and to pretend is not there is to be willfully ignorant. dana schwartz the author of the
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now viral note, sent from trump's account yesterday. it seemed what to be a jewish star of david layered over $100 bills with text calling hillary clinton the most corrupt candidate ever. >> people are seeing having a jewish son-in-law as a get out of jail free card for donald trump and the fact of the matter is it's not and i would want to know why jared kushner is willing to be so complicit in that. >> kushner arguing trump's not racist and any suggestion he's intolerant is not reflective of the man he knows. >> where's jared, my son-in-law. where is he? my son-in-law is here. >> kushner and his wife, ivanka, powerful preferences on the campaign trail. kushner playing an important part in trump's policy, his strategy and his search for a v.p. late tuesday, a kind of audition for one possible running mate, senator bob corker of tennessee
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stumping for trump. >> and i have the incredible priviledge today to spend time with this man and to spend time with his family and to spend time with those who know him so well. >> nbc news confirming he's being vetted as a potential vp pick. senator corker appearing with trump at a rally late tuesday in north carolina where trump stirred up some new controversy. you heard chuck mention it a couple of minutes ago. trump praising saddam hussein for how he handled terrorists. listen. >> saddam hussein was a bad guy, right? he was a bad guy. really bad guy, but you know what he did well? he killed terrorists. he did that so good. they didn't read them their rights. they didn't talk. they were a terrorist and it was over. >> reporter: this is not the first time trump has made similar comment, but these are gaining traction overnight, trending on twitter. hillary clinton's camp, by the way, quick to respond that trump's quote, cavalier
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compliments for brutal dictators and the twisted lessons he seems to have learned from their history again demonstrate how dangerous he would be as president and house speaker paul ryan appearing to distance himself from trump's remarks calling hussein one of the 20th century's most evil people. >> thank you. another major story we are following this morning. olympic sprinter oscar pistorius sentenced overnight for the murder of his girlfriend reeva steenkamp. keir simmons is here. >> good to be here. a roller coaster twist in this case. oscar pistorius will go back to jail sentenced early this morning to six years, but not the recommended 15 years or more for murder during a so-called appeal trial, his culpable homicide verdict was overturned to murder with intent. >> stoney faced, oscar pistorius made his way into court in pretoria hanging his head at times. >> please rise.
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>> facing his stunning sentence. the judge calling pistorius, a fallen hero who could never be at peace. his victim's family, the judge said, will never be the same. reeva steenkamp killed on valentine's day 2013. oscar pistorius in court begging her parents for forgiveness. >> i would like to apologize and there hasn't been a moment since this tragedy happened that i haven't thought about your family. steenkamp was shot by pistorius four times through the bathroom door at his apartment. he was physically sick when shown photos of her body. he removed his prosthetic legs in court in an attempt to demonstrate his own vulnerability. his defense that he intended to defend himself from burglars, ultimately dismissed, a conviction for culpable homicide overturned and this morning
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sentenced for murder. the judge saying he did show remorse unlike the prosecution's claim and lowered the minimum
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is is expected above 100 degrees down across texas and we have excessive heat warnings that include philadelphia and new york city is under this excessive heat warning as well. it's hot and huh mid and that's what makes it unbearable outside. it will feel like the mid to upper 90s today and mid week we'll still be in the mid to upper 90s. washington and philadelphia will heat that criteria of a heat virus. >> thank you so. the cockpit voice recorder
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recovered from egyptair flight resealed pilots tried to extinguish a fire aboard the plane before the crash. there was data recovered from the wreckage that showed heat and smoke and fire around the bathroom and the aif on ikds. frightening moments inside a california cell phone store where an attempt in the abduction was caught on camera. this happened northeast of los angeles. you can see a man open the front door and grab a 4-year-old girl. the mother was holding a baby and another customer chased after the would be abductor. the mother got her little girl back and the customer and the store owner caught the suspect. he is now facing kidnapping charges. >> there's good news and bad news this morning regarding that giant mega million jackpot. you did not win the money but no one else did either and that
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wish bold in the 2017 camry. toyota. let's go places. good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. it's in the upper 50s as you head out the door. a lot of clouds near the coast. some clearing for the inland areas. pretty much the way we've seen the weather the past few days. it will be cooler today. only up to 60 degrees in san francisco. 76 in the peninsula as well as the north bay, tri-valley reaching into the upper 70s. 73 today in the east bay. over the next few days we stay cooler than average with a breezy wind. morning cloud and afternoon sunshine. and that's your latest forecast. >> all right. thank you so much. coming up, a deadly police shooting of a louisiana man outside a convenience store.
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>> we have breaking news from the white house. the president about to make a statement from the roosevelt room and expected to focus on u.s. troop levels in afghan. he's going to be joined by ash carter and joseph dunford. ron, good morning. any indication on what the president might say when we hear from him? >> reporter: we know there's been a review going on of troop levels in afghanistan for some time now. there are about 10,000 troops there currently and president obama has wanted to cut that number to about 5,500. we believe there's going to be some pushback from his military advisors because the situation in afghanistan has been deteriorati deteriorating. there's been violence sweeping afghanistan and there's concern about isis and other militant groups getting a foothold there as they have in iraq and syria and elsewhere. so this is the last major decision that president obama is
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going to make about troop levels in afghanistan. 15 years america has been there. america's longest war and a war that president obama said he wanted to end and bring all the troops home from when he first took office eight years ago. in 2014 america and nato ended military combat operations there but since then the afghan national security forces have been taking a pounding by the taliban. you recall about a month ago or so the u.s.'s coalition had a major victory when they killed the taliban leader in southwest pakistan in a drone strike, a unique operation, but generally the situation in afghanistan has been deteriorating. there have been attacks on foreign contractors and civilians and that's why there's every expectation that the president is going to keep troop levels at 9,800 and increase them and this is going go on for some time. >> here's the president, ron.
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more than 14 years ago after al qaeda attacked our nation on 9/11 the united states went to war in afghanistan against these terrorists and the taliban that harbored them. over the years and thanks to heroic efforts by our military and intelligence community and dip mats and development profession als, we pushed al qaeda out of its camps and helped the people topple the taliban and helped them establish a democratic government. we dealt crippling blows to the al qaeda leadership and we trained afghan forces to take responsibility for their own security. given that progress 1 1/2 years ago in december of 2014 america's combat mission in afghanistan came to a responsible end. compared to the 100,000 troops
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we once had there, today fewer than 10,000 remain. and compared to their previous mission, helping to lead the fight our forces are now foc focussed on two missions, training and advising afghan forces and supporting counterterrorism operations against al qaeda and other terrorist groups including isil. in short, even as we've maintained a relentless case against those who are threatening us, we are no longer engaged in a major ground war in afghanistan. but given theeven these narrow continue to be dangerous. over the past 112 years americans have lost their lives
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in afghanistan in that security and we honor that sacrifice. we stand with their families in that grief. and we resolve to carry on the mission in which they gave their last full measure of devotion. this is not america's mission alone. in afghanistan we're joined by 41 allies and partners, a coalition that contributes more than 6,000 troops of their own and we have a partner in the afghan people who support a long-term partnership with the united states and in fact the afghans continue to step up for the second year now afghan forces are fully responsible for their own security. every day nearly 320,000 afghan soldiers and police are serving and fighting and many are giving their lives to defend their country. to their credit and in the face of a continued taliban unsurgesy
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and networks afghan forces remain in control of all the major network centers, major transport routes and centers. afghan forces have beaten back attacks and they've pushed the taliban out of some areas. meanwhile in another milestone we removed the leader of the talib taliban. never the less the security situation in afghanistan remains precarious. even as they improve afghan security forces are still not as strong as they need to be. with our help, they're still working to improve critical capabilities such as intelligence, logistics, aviation and command and control. at the same time the taliban remains a threat. they've gained ground in some cases. they've continued attacks and suicide bombings including in
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coble because the taliban deliberately target afghan civilians more men, women and children are dying and often overlooked in the global refugee crisis millions of afghanistans have fled their homes and many have been fleeing their country. as president and commander in chief i've made it clear i will not allow afghanistan to be used as a safe haven for terrorists who attack our nation and that's why i constantly review our strategy with my national security team, including our commanders in afghanistan. in all these reviews were guided by the facts, what's happening on the ground, to determine what's working and what needs to be changed and that's why at times i've made adjustments for example by slowing the drawdown of our forces and more recently giving u.s. forces more flexibility to support forces on the ground and in the air and i strongly believe that it is in your national security
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interests, especially after all the blood we've invested in afghanistan over the years that we give our afghan partners the very best opportunity to succeed. upon taking command of coalition forces this spring, general nickleson connected a review of our military posture. it was good to get a fresh set of eyes and based on the recommendation of the general as well secretary carter and chairman dunford and following extensive consultations with my national security team as well as congress and the afghan government and our international partners, i'm announcing an additional adjust isment to our posture. instead of going down to 5,500 troops by the end of this year, the united states will maintain approximately 8,400 troops in afghanistan into next year through the end of my administration.
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the narrow missions assigned to our forces will not change. they remain focussed on supporting afghan forces and going after terrorists but maintaining our forces at this specific level based on our assessment of the security conditions and the strength of afghan forces will allow us to continue to provide tailored support to help afghan forces to continue to improve. from coalition bases will be able to continue supporting afghan forces on the ground and in the air and we continue supporting critical counterterrorism operations. we're reaffirming the commitment of the united states to afghan and its people. the decision i'm making today will help our allies align their own commitments. tomorrow i depart for a summit where i will meet with our partners. many of our allies and partners have already stepped forward
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with commitments of troops and funding so we can keep strengthening afghan forces through the end of this decade. the nato summit will be an opportunity for moral lies and partners to affirm their contributions and i'm confident they will because all of us have an interest in the security in afghanist afghanistan. my decision today also sends a message to the taliban and all those who have oppose in had afghanistan's progress. you have now been wagging war against the afghan people for many years. you've been unable to prevail. afghan security forces continue to grow stronger and the commitment of the international community, including the united states to afghanistan and its people, will endure. i will say it again, the only way to end this conflict and to achieve a full drawdown of foreign forces from afghanistan is through a lasting political settlement between the afghan
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government and the taliban. that's the only way. that is why the united states will continue to strongly support an afghan led reconciliation process and why we call on all countries in the region to end safe havens for militants and terrorists. finally, today's decision best positions my successor to make future decisions about our presence in afghanistan. in january the next u.s. president will assume the responsibilities of commander in chief, the security of the united states and the safety of the american people. my decision today ensures my successor has a solid foundation for continued progress in afghanistan as well as the flexibility to address the threat of terrorism as it evolves. so in closing i want to address directly what i know is on the minds of many americans, especially our troops and their
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families who have borne a heavy burden for our security. when we first sent our forces in afghanistan 14 years ago few americans imagined we'd be there in any capacity this long. as president i focussed our strategy on training and building up afghan forces. it has been continually my belief that it is up to afghans to defend their country because we have emphasized training their capabilities, we've been able to end our major ground war there and bring 90% of our troops back home. but even as we work for peace we have to deal with the realities of the world is this and we can't forget what's at stake in afghanistan. this is where al qaeda is trying to regroup. this is where isil continues to try to expand its presence. if these terrorists succeed in regaining areas and camps where
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they can train and plot they will attempt more attacks against us. we cannot allow that to happen. i will not allow that to happen. this september will mark 15 years since the attacks of 9/11 and once more we'll pause to remember the lives we lost. americans and peoples from around the world will stand with their families who still grieve and will stand with survivors who still bear the scars of that day and we'll thank the first responders who rushed to save others and perhaps most importantly we'll salute our men and women in uniform, our 9/11 generation who have served in afghanistan and beyond for our security. we'll honor the memory of all these who have made the ultimate sacrifice, including more than 2,200 american patriots who have given their lives in afghanistan.
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as we do, let's never forget the progress their service has made possible. afghanistan is not a perfect place. it remains one of the poorest countries in the world. it is going to continue to take time for them to build up military capacity that we sometimes take for granted. and given the enormous challenges they face, the afghan people will need the partnership of the world led by the united states for many years to come, but with our support afghanistan is a better place than it once was. millions of afghan children, boys and girls, are in school. dramatic improvements in public health have saved the lives of mothers and children. afghans have cast their ballots in democratic elections and seen the first democratic transfer of
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power in their country's history. the current national unity government continues to pursue reforms to strengthen their country and over time help decrease the need for international support. that government is a strong partner with us in combatting terrorism. that's the progress we've helped make possible. that's the progress that our troops have helped make possible and our diplomats and our development personnel. that's the progress we can help sustain in partnership with the afghan people and our coalition partners. and so i firmly believe the decision i'm announcing today is the right thing to do for afghanistan, for the united states and for the world. may god bless our troops and all who serve to protect us.
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may god bless the united states of america. >> president obama from the roosevelt room. the chairman of the joint chiefs announcing an expanded troop presence in afghanistan. the original plan was to go to 5,500 troops by the end of this year and now he says there will remain a presence of 8,400 troops into 2017. how much those troops stay after is up to his successor as the president mentioned. let's go to andrea mitchell. she's on the campaign trail but she was watching the president's remarks. i'm struck by the time troops have spent in afghanistan. time and time again the president has set a schedule to draw down troops and time and time again found himself because of the security nation in afghanistan having to temper that and once again we see that in action today. >> reporter: exactly right. and once again he has compromised between what former
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commanders and former embassadors in june, at the beginning of june recommended to him which was to leave 10,000. currently there are about 9 hundred americans there. he is compromising gown to 8,400 which is an increase over the 5,500 he wanted to have when he leaves office in january of 2017. this is the facts of life on the ground, the taliban resurgery ents and stronger than they hoped. there was hope to be negotiating some kind of cease fire and peace agreement with the taliban. instead very been on the rise and isis already now going to afghanistan and as the president said 38 americans, civilian and military have lost their lives in afghanistan in the last year and a half. this is again the president taking a compromise choice of leaving more troops in afghanistan than he had wanted. this after 15 years, america's longest war. >> let's turn to richard engel
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who has spent time in afghanistan and certainly continues to follow dwopts there. the president feeling his hand was forced by the security situation there. given us the lay of the land. of course we learned about the 38 americans who have been killed in the last year and a half but you have the taliban who obviously is not ready to come to the table for a political settlement and al qaeda and isis now trying to get a foothold in that same area. >> reporter: well, the longest war in u.s. history is now dragging on even longer. this must have been a very difficult decision for the president to make. he didn't want to end his presidency saying there would be more troops in afghanistan. he wanted to end his presidency pulling all troops out of there but the situation in afghanistan has been deteriorating. there is still al qaeda in the country. there is also the taliban and over the last couple of years there has been an isis presence as well. and when you look at these three
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aggressive often competing terrorist groups vying for control in a country that has proven in the past to be a dangerous place when left in a power vacuum, it seems that the president couldn't be responsible or couldn't responsibly pull all the u.s. troops out. there's the issue of iraq hanging over him. many critics say he prematurely pulled out troops from iraq and allowed that country to descend into chaos and we saw the rise of isis in both iraq and syria. so the forever war keeps dragging on. >> and richard, the president pointed out that the mission of these troops, while there be more than he intended, the mission stays the same and it's more narrowly tailored than it was years back, that they're helping to assist afghan troops and then counter terrorism. tell me about that. >> reporter: well, yes and no. if you listened to his speech he
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said that he had recently given the troops more authorization to conduct counterterrorism missions. in january i believe it was the president authorized an expanded role that would allow american troops back in combat and that forward positions to be fighting isis or fighting al qaeda or the taliban. troops aren't kicking down doors like they used to be andi conducting daily and nightly raids but they are more deployed than they were a year or two ago. >> let's talk about your wheelhouse diplomacy and where things stand on this political settlement that the president still clearly wishes for. he had a direct message for the taliban. get to the negotiating table because you will not prevail militarilily. >> reporter: the diplomacy has been as complicated there by the fact you have competing interests and a very weak central government secretly under attack.
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it's almost like john kerrys diplomacy and trying sto get a cease fire in syria. iraq is under threat from isis and under terrible attack. syria and afghanistan are all three fronts. this administration is going to leave office facing battles that they never anticipated and this president in particular came into office to draw down krcrits on the hill, john mccain and others, said he drew down too quickly in iraq and he's now paying the price. >> you mentioned that some of the generals had wanted to keep an increased troop presence more than the 8,400 that we learned about today. is that feeling widespread on capitol hill as well? >> reporter: it is widespread at least among the republicans and some of the more hawkish
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democrats. we don't know about the current chairman of the joint chief but we know there are retired military and embassadors who wrote this letter on june 1st to the president and it's believed there are others within the current command who are not as outspoken that believe there should have been at least 10,000. now there are 9,800. he is compromising and going down to 8,400. this president has tended to split and pick an average when council by the military and by others on the democratic side to either draw down or build up, he picks a middle number. here he's done the same thing. this is a president that came into office determined to withdraw and end these wars and he's finding that through diplomacy and increased terrorism attacks and the growth of isis, many critics blame him
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for fairly or unfairly that all these things have led to a concern. they have trapped this president with a civil war in syria, continued violence and the isis threat in iraq and continued threats against u.s. troops, nato troops and our afghan allies in afghanistan. >> you put it well. as america's longest war continues past this presidency. thank you very much for your reporting. and the announcement from the white house is that the troop presence of 8,400 will continue into 2017 and it means the next decision about troop levels will be left to president obama's success successor. we have more coverage. this has been an nbc news special report.
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good wednesday morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we do still have some low clouds in san francisco. right now the temperature is 55 degrees. so maybe a light jacket needed as you head out the door. low 60s in san jose and palo alto. 53 degrees. it will be cooler than average in many spots in the south bay only making it upper 70s. mid 70s for the peninsula and only 60 degrees at half-moon bay. 60 degrees in san francisco and 59 degrees in persidio. oakland, 56 degrees. brentwood, 83. upper 70s for the tri-valley. you see at the bottom of the screen the temperatures will be holding steady into the weekend. it will be very nice for this time of year. let's head over to mike now to see what's happening on the roadways. >> looking over here. our view from the emeryville camera. we still see smoke billowing off the scene of the fire. the fire is contained.
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sam talks more about this. i see 580 move smoothly past the scene. just off 580. macarthacarthur boulevard on-ra still blocked by the fire activity. another issue east of there, north and south been 680 slow past the scene of a crash. a couple of vehicles involved there. that's why there's a slowing there. the rest of your bay shows a mild commute in the south bay, north down through san jose. we have your slow down. most significant 101 toward 207 and mountain view. you mentioned the fire and happening right now, breaking news story we've been following all morning long. a massive early morning fire that burned a large east bay construction site to the ground in emeryville. recovering the situation from multiple angles. sharon katsuda is still at the scene talking to firefighters about how they think it started. the fire also damaged nearby homes and forced dozens of neighbors to evacuate. lili tan is covering that angle. speaking to displaced neighbors.
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>> this is al roker and me 14 years ago. where was that? >> how old were you? >> i was 3 months old. >> 3 months. it's great to have you back. i'm sorry al is not here, but we have dylan. >> i don't know if that will replace it, but -- coming up from clothes to candles, jill martin is here to add some color to your life with the special steals and deals. >> plus how to beat the summer heat with a summer meal, that doesn't go anywhere near the oven. >> first, let's go to natalie with a check of the top stories. we have breaking news from the white house where president obama just announced the u.s. will keep 8400 troops in afghanistan through the end of his administration. there are currently 10,000 and he'd hoped to cut that number in half, but he said the security situation in afghanistan remains precarious and the taliban remains a threat. the u.s. has been in afghanistan now for more than 14 years.
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fbi director james comey is set to testify on thursday before the u.s. house oversight committee about the agency's decision not to recommend charges against hillary clinton over her use of a personal email server while serving as secretary of state. committee chairman jason chaffetz said the american people have the right to could the fbi's investigation in the matter. new details this morning in the murder of american college student beau solomon whose body was found this week in rome. now an eyewitness is shedding between solomon and a homeless man. >> reporter: 19-year-old's beau solomon's dream of studying in rome trackicly cut short. less than 24 hours after he arrived in the eternal city he was dead. his body found in the river tiber on monday. his parentses oifred his body and will bring him home. they met with the pope today who offered his condolences.
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new details are emerging about beau's death. police have arrested a homeless man, max galiato. the american student had been robbed when he went to a homeless settlement on the bank of the tiber river and got into a scuffle with galiato. the university of wisconsin madison issuing a statement defending its international programs saying the school takes numerous steps to ensure its programs are safe. and the head of john cabbet university in rome where beau was going to study says the school tries to protect student, but adding it's up to italian authorities to keep people safe on rome's streets. scott walker tweeted a photograph of the student he'd met just last month. beau solomon's friend issued this statement. the world has suffered a great loss and he will always be with
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us in our memories and our hearts. you are loved so much, beau. rest in peace. >> another student died last year under similar circumstances. he was enrolled in the same school and was found in the same area of rome. an important recall this morning, 4.5 million hover boards are being recalled because tlts lithium ion batt y batteries can overheat and pose a hazard. there have been cases of people and property being burned. eight different companies are involved. among them the razor and swagway. for the complete list head to our website, today.com. there's nothing more exciting than a suspenseful, hard fought tennis wimbledon, right? apparently not. take a look at this fan right here. centre court caught nodding off in the standing during serena williams' match on tuesday. he did wake up and just in time
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to see serena get the win and advance to the semifinals. venus williams, by the way, also won. venus won! did you hear that? meaning serena and venus could potentially meet up in the finals. >> oh, love it! >> it happened in 2009 we saw the two sisters on centre court. that would be amazing. >> you have to get excited about a serena williams match. >> snoozing. thank you. coming up next, false sense of security. the potential risk posed by self-driving cars and how drivers are using the technology. >> plus one pop star. we are ready to crown the song of summer. >> okay. and how a one-time hooters waitress turned cinnabon into a billion dollar brand. you're going to love her story, but first, these messages. i found her wandering miles from home. when the phone rang at 5am, i knew it was about mom. i see how hard it's been on her at work and i want to help. for the 5 million americans living with alzheimer's,
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that trop50 could taste so good and still have 50% fewer calories. can i stop, jane? no. trop50. tastes so good you won't believe it has 50% fewer calories. we're back, it's 8:11, new questions raised about cars on autopilot. >> joe frier has been looking into that for us, good morning. >> willie savannah, good morning, the hope is some day they will make our roads much safer cutting down on deaths by eliminating human error, but in the interim, a recent fatal crash involving a tesla is raising questions about whether this technology could pose a threat to other drivers. >> reporter: when the tesla model s hit the road with autopilot technology, a number of videos hit the internet showing drivers going hands-free. playing gaming, reading, even sleeping while the car's in motion. >> this is the tesla model s.
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>> it sure is. >> reporter: we took a drive in one with motor trend's testing director, kim reynolds. it's probably tempting to really want to take their hands off the wheel, isn't it? >> it can be tempting. . you understand the system's well enough, you resist that temptation. >> reporter: the autopilot technology uses sensors and cameras to accelerate, brake, even steer. still the cartels them to always have his hands on the wheel and be ready to take control in an instant. >> that beep was the car saying it wanted reassurance that i was behind the wheel. i gave it that reassurance. >> if you're using the autopilot technology, what's the most important thing to tell drivers? >> don't trust it. i've seen many, many scenarios in my own experience that could have been dangerous if i had trusted the system too much. >> reporter: dangerous, not just to the driver, but everyone else on the road. investigators are now looking into the first fatal crash involving autopilot, joshua
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brown died after his tesla collided with a turning semi in may. tesla says neither autopilot nor the driver noticed the white side of the tractor-trailer against a brightly lit sky, so the brake was not applied. the car maker says the technology is not perfect and still requires the driver to remain alert earlier this year, the company's ceo elon mosque said it's safer than manual driving. >> 50% lower if you have autopilot on. >> reporter: automakers now offer some level of self-driving technology. and companies are developing totally autonomous cars. this summer the federal government plans to release new guidelines for autonomous vehicles. >> it's true, there are real and significant questions about the safety of new technology. and at the same time, the new technology is bringing safety advancements, it is also creating new vulnerabilities and new risks. >> reporter: this morning, there are new reports of another tesla accident, this one happened last
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week on the pennsylvania turnpike. according to to the detroit free press, a driver told the state patrol his tesla model s was in autopilot when it rolled. no major injuries. that crash is under investigation. back to you guys. >> all right joe frier, thank you very much. it feels like one of the things, we have questions right now, 20 years from now, everyone will have them. i want them to work out the kinks first. >> exactly. figure it out. >> as an assist, it's a handy tool, but not to take your hands off the wheel. >> don't sit in the back seat and read a book. all right. let's do trending, guys, and top trending this morning, the honest cab by who returned a bagful of cash, big bagfgful. he dropped off a passenger at a hotel in boston. he was supposed to come back because he left behind a bag. after 30 minutes, there was no sign of the passenger. $100 bills, ready for the grand
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total? $187,000. >> where's he going? >> turned the money over to the police who then gave it back to the passenger. apparently this money was part of an inheritance that he just received. he got a $100 reward. >> that's it? >> more than that. simply finds it, let me know. and then they call you and say i found $50,000 in the back seat of a cab. >> then you return it with ious. >> is that inheritance work. backpack full of cash. sounds great. how would you refact you got to meet your idol? some kids at a basketball camp got the surprise of a lifetime when mvp steph curry knocked on their door. first step went to the boys
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intended to fate, another kid another kid stepped over him. >> oh my god! >> oh my god! >> this video was shot at the warrior's overnight basketball camp in hawaii. steph may have been so excited because he got kevin durant to join his team. >> exactly. >> sounds cute. there is a heated debate, we talked about every year around this time. here's the question pending, is it ever okay
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look in the middle blake lively and ryan reynolds. what is going through ryan
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reynolds mind. on social media people are saying exactly that. like he's being held against his own will. others are comparing it to chris christie's face during the donald trump rally back in march. and there is a theory on taylor swift and tom hiddleston relationship. this is all for performance art and for the press and public's amusement. >> i kind of wonder myself because when do celebrities all want to have all those and their outfits and posing. i think this is a video or some kind of performance art and we're all being -- >> the tank tom that tom's wearing. >> we've never seen anything like that. >> yeah. we're on to you. >> if she is still going out with calvin harris, this would be the greatest prank. >> next to the spice girls and a
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remake. this has the backing of victoria beckham herself. >> that is, of course, the spice girls iconic song "wanna be" 20 years after its release. it is now being use tad help women and girls all over the world. a group called project everyone to use the hashtag what i really, really want. victoria beckham says she's thrilled it is empowering another generation. >> the video was great. how about the weather. >> well, it's hot. and that's about it. that's the weather across the country and now here's a peek out your window.
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>> and that's your latest forecast. we have more of the special series, billion dollar brands. >> jenna bush haguer is looking at the maicer minds behind some of the most successful in the country, good morning. >> hi guys, cat cole's success story is in so many ways the american dream. a one-time hooters waitress, went on to turn cinnabon into a billion dollar brand. >> i'm cat cole, group president at focus brands. i believe anyone has the potential to start and build a billion dollar brand. >> because she did. as president of cinnabon, cat cole led 30-year-old brand across the billion dollar threshold, that recipe for success came from an unlikely start. at 17, cole started working at a hooters restaurant in
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jacksonville, florida. >> i was a hostess, and then when i turned 18, i became a waitress. i learned how to cook in the kitchen and i pulled bartender shifts and helped runl shifts with the managers. >> reporter: she says the work ethic came from her mom who worked hard to raise three girls on her own. >> she had to work three jobs. fed us $10 a week for three years. that is not 1933, this was in the '80s. >> she was soon opening franchises all over the world. she dropped out of college and quickly rose through the ranks, becoming hooters youngest vice president at 26. >> you say you worked at hooters. what type of reactions do you get? >> i got so many reactions, but i remember several times when people would say -- how can you work there?
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how can you say you advocate for women yet you work with this concept that has socially acceptable sex appeal at the center of it. my pride around what we have built was so high and my gratitude for all the opportunities i received -- let's be serious. i was a 19-year-old, college dropout, child of a single parent, alcoholic parent. you tell me what large fortune 100 company would have sent me around the world to go open their businesses, no one. >> that pride and fierce determination inspired her to earn her mba while attending school part time. she was tasked with reener jiedsing the brand with cinnabon. it's what she calls a taste of the bon. >> we knew that people loved a little taste of cinnabon in their home. we launched creme la cure. we launched cinnabon popcorn. >> that taste of the bon was
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everywhere, restaurants, grocery stores, online. that strategy helped turn cinnabon into a brand. her success earned her a president. she is now the president of focus brands where she is hoping to work the same magic with all six of their companies. >> this is the focus brands research and development center, we call it our innovation campus. >> from min-bonns to cake. >> that cake is really good. >> to salsa. >> salsa tasting. >> my expertise. >> and with all her success comes hard and fast rules of business. >> one, be honest and authentic and confident in who you are and what you stand for. because ultimately it's all that's going to differentiate you in the marketplace. two, stay incredibly close to the customer. they have all the answers. three, do the right thing for the right reasons. and use that to guide who you partner with, what products you launch, whether or not you take
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funding externally. >> as the architect of a billion dollar brand, cole understands the power of words and messaging. she has a brand of her own. >> your twitter handle very important -- reeds connected, creative, conscious, community-building capitalist, business adviser, mba, coffee loving, chronic learner. is that the definition of you? >> i would say that definitely describes a lot of the things that i believe. i hope the definition of me is someone who helps people see they're capable of more than they know. >> and cole responds to every tweet she receives. part of her business strategy is to listen to the customer. cat says she makes a point to mentor other women coming through the ranks, hoping to see more women reach america's board rooms. she is incredibly inspiring and i can report i enjoyed every bite of my visit. >> well, jenna, we are about to do the same thing. >> very impressive. >> this plate of cinnabon is unbelievable. >> there's a smell in every
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airport in this country -- >> oh my gosh. >> that comes from the cinnabon and i follow it floating through the airport. it's so good. oh my goodness. >> so delicious. >> such a strong brand. coming up tomorrow, a company that's well on its way to becoming a billion dollar brand. one of the founders has another billion dollar empire under his bill. we'll talk about that coming up. jill's steals and deals after your local news. [ cheers and applause ].
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good wednesday morning at 8:26. i'm sam brock. breaking news this morning, a massive east bay development burns to the ground. this video is from about 3:30 this morning. we followed this story all morning long on "today in the bay." that video, again, when the fire first broke out see it raging. as far away as the golden gate bridge completely destroyed a five-story construction project where emeryville and damaged neighboring homes and forced evacuations and closing macarthur on ramp to interstate 580. so far no injuries have been reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation. much more on that throughout the day. mike, as we mentioned, that fire
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was close to 580 and the bay. >> the lighter traffic flow kept things moving well. that one onramp still closed. meanwhile, the rest of the bay showing that lighter commute and now kicking in for most parts looking over here. danville northbound 680 approaching and the second issue for the morning. debris in the roadway and san jose, not so bad. but looking at 101 and show you live camera. back to you. >> not so bad depends on your perspective. thank you, mike. see you in 30 minutes.
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it's wednesday morning, 6th of july, 2016 and we're counting down now to friday. we have a big concert coming up at the end of the workweek. sean mendes will be here. and we are expecting one of our largest crowds of the summer for him. >> news to add to that, just in, in september, shawn's going to be headlining, if you can believe this, at madison square garden. he's going to do it for the first time and to celebrate, we're going to sweeten the deal
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for fans. if you're here with us on friday to see shawn, you might get an exclusive code that'll enable you to preorder tickets for that. what a huge gift, madison square garden. >> more incentive to be here. it's going to be huge. coming up this half hour, how to live your life in technicolor with a little help from our buddy, jill martin. she has an extra bright edition. we have the best apps and the websites for making your vacations easier and cheaper than ever. >> and right now a taste of summer from the lovely, mrs. daley, our "today" food contributor, and the best part, you do not need to even turn on the oven. sounds good to me. >> that's what i'm talking about. first, rio olympics now guys, 30 days and counting as we mentioned on tuesday, we're going to be sharing fun facts about the games, the host city, and more every day until then i get the duty. the opening and closing ceremonies will be held at the stadium. and you know, it holds the world record for the most fans ever to
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attend a soccer match. although, current capacity is about 79,000 fans, the stadium actually squeezed in 173,000 fans, this was during the 1950 world cup final. all right guys, who were the two teams in the final? >> wow. >> brazil. >> brazil. >> brazil lost. it was a devastating loss. >> i really when i saw that, i thought it said macarana. >> we're not doing that. >> let's get a check on the weather now. jill made her way to time's square, what are you up to? >> hey guys, we're getting closer to friday's big premier on the "secret life of pets," and if you've ever wondered what your pets do when you're not home, some have come here to time's square, and they have taken over time's square. these are the furry friends from the upcoming animated film. they have taken over one and a half blocks from 48th street to
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51st street. and 14 unique different billboards, and they're calling it the largest blockbuster movie signage domination. that's what it's being called if i believely, and some of these pets here are panting because it is hot down in time's square, we're already well up in the 80s, and it is going to be hot across the country today. in fact we have heat advisories in so many different areas from the south, even up into philadelphia, into the northeast as well. where temperatures will be in the mid to upper 90s, it's going to feel like we're closer to 100. we have a chance of stronger storms through the northern plai most of the country sweating it out. nice, cool weather here. a look at all our microclimates and low 60s at this point and low clouds near the coast and clearing out to give it some sunshine and breezy winds in san francisco and the giants playing later on. also 76 at the peninsula and the tri-valley, as well, upper 70s
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today which is cooler than average and a nice breeze coming in from the west. >> now "the secret life of pets" opens up on friday. that's sunday. make sure you get on down if you haven't seen them here in new york city, carson. >> you're in time's square, looks like you could be a blue screen or something. >> oh no, i'm here. >> well thank you. as you can see there, "the secret life of pets" taking over. and sharing some fun pet videos, and it turns out pets they are indeed just like us. take a look here. they drive tractors, this is a video we got in from hillary. that's hillary's dog there, pretty impressive. they also water lawns. here's pork chop taking care of the outdoor duties. that's adorable. evil dr. pork chop. and pets like maigen's can play on their ipads.
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this. one hopefully an older generation that has become megan's dogs. keep them coming in, go to today.com/pets or online with the #todaypets. let's go out to savannah. >> carson, thank you. and now, we have an all new steals and deals. as you can see this morning, it is all about color, you're about to see contributor jill martin is ready to walk us through this colorful bargains, good morning. >> good morning. >> in celebration of summer we are building our own rainbow here on the plaza. we to want thank our friends on the plaza for dressing up. as we move along. okay, so let's start with these pants. >> okay. >> comes in a variety of colors, they're called uppants, they retail $115. they are full on ankle pant, here's the deal, they have built-in tummy control. >> sign me up. >> let me read that. >> the retail 115, the retail $32, that's 71% off.
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>> great, i like them. what do we have over here? >> okay. again, we see all of the color pops. these are the speck laptop cases, retail $49.95, they're from mac books, thank you for that commentary. for the mac book available, 11-inch and 13-inch, pro 13 and 15-inch. only for mac book. retail $49.95, $15, 70% off. >> oh my gosh. >> next over here, we have colorful candles. >> and we move to yellow. the dl and candles, retail $85. these are major candles. they come in a box, beautiful, great gift. they're soy blend with cotton wicks, they sold at bloomingdales, sachs, and niemann marcus, that's 71% off.
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that's a great house warming gift. >> over here had some beautiful -- >> i think, i think team blue was the loudest, yes. okay. this is the ncla nail polish, it's a choice of two sets. it's the pastel paradise or boulevard bold. so you can see the difference on today.com. celebrity fans include beyonce and madonna. deal $29, that's 70% off. >> quite a deal then. >> now you get this entire stack of bracelets. for my mother did and broke them up in three and gave three celebrate gifts. >> good job, mom. >> retails $75, 18-piece set, three color combos, you're
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wearing one, and that's not all of them. you can see some just look good. retail 75, the deal $22, 71% off. [ applause ] >> all right, i love it. nice job. let's recap our deals this morning. we have the pants from uppants, laptop cases from speck, candles from dl and company, ncla polish, if you have questions about these products, go to today.com. [ applause ] they're so excited. coming up next, more savings, the apps, and websites you need to know before heading out. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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all right, it's day two of design your life. olivia sterns is here with apps and websites to help you travel smarter so you can feel confident you're getting the best deal. always good to see you. >> good to see you. >> we have three categories, we're going to begin with air fare, this could be challenging, working, riding the internet trying to figure out which price is best. >> air fair prices are whacky. every time the guy next to you paid $300 more, the woman to your right paid half. you really want to do your research and don't settle for the first price you see. yapta is what you use. yapta will let you know if the price you paid actually drops, and it takes into account how much it would cost you to rebook and only lets you know if it's actually worth it, and then you can call up. >> that's a smart to here. >> all airlines and again oat the phone. >> hopper is before you buy.
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hopper is now actually helps you predict the best and cheapest time to buy your flight. potentially save you a lot of money there. one downside though, it does charges about $5 for domestic, $8 for international tickets. on average, willie, save 50 bucks. >> okay. let's move on to car rental. this can be hard too. >> turo is a car-sharing app. >> put it your car to work, save up far vacation. turo connects car owners with car renters worldwide. you can pick up a car at an airport, hotel, it works in 2700 cities. and it covers the car owners insurance. >> that's cool. little ride share there. how about auto slash, somehow that different? >> it is two things. this is a website, it's not an app, but you can still use the website, and it does two things. it's a great first if you're already in a car, you can find lots of discounts for all the car rental agencies. the other thing is does is like yapta, after you book, it'll
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track the reservation if that price drops, it'll let you know this also has the software to cancel and rebook for you. >> that's cool. now we're going to find somewhere to stay. hotel reservations, trip ban is the one you like. >> again a variation on rebooking. you put your criteria in. this will let you know if the hotel room you booked has dropped and will also say you know, you're going to atlanta, couple kids you want a three-star hotel under 200 bucks, you want a swimming pool, put in the criteria, it lets you know if a hotel similar to that or something that meets that criteria, that actually turns up that's cheaper and will automatically rebook you. >> comparison shopping there. one more for a last-minute hotel choice. >> up to a week and a half, half hour before you want to check in. hotel tonight is hugely successful. this app has been downloaded 11 million times. it works in 15,000 hotels worldwide. the cool thing is, they've got a new in-app personal concierge service where you can just go in
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and have one chats and say hey, my flight got in early, i need ab early check-in or hey, i forgot my toothbrush or a sushi bar nearby. >> olivia sterns, always with the good tricks. no oven needed, siri daily has are the hot dog deals. first this is "today" on nbc.
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distance ri chicken. you can use two forks or your hands. took the skin off, exactly. >> oh yeah. >> this looks really healthy. i'll shred away. >> and i'm going to cut a tomato. >> we didn't give the fancy name. >> roast chicken panzanella. >> use leftover chicken if you have that, you can use -- >> could you use chicken breast or something special about rotisserie chicken? >> now you can have dark and white meat. >> keeping in the fridge. >> chicken salad. >> exactly. anything i can do? anything you need from me? >> well, would you like to drain it? >> happy to. >> and we're going -- we're going to drain it in there. >> you put these in that? >> nope, it's actually store bought in the herbs and the oil. >> didn't do a whole lot which is great. >> exactly, that's my kind of summer cooking. >> i wanted to be clear on that. >> perfect. now what we're going to do, you
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can just hold on to that for a second and use your muscles. put the rest of the oil in the vinegar. >> we do use it, that's nice. >> combination. >> and then we can add it altogether. >> right now? >> you want that to sit for ten minutes to marinate. then we're going to add our croutons. >> just over here shredding. >> that's good. you can stop. okay, you did so good. >> here's the tomato and just mix it altogether. and there it is, you want to do that. >> what kind of lettuce? >> that's just arugula, you don't need lettuce, but it's nice to serve it on a bed of lettuce. . >> before the group get mushy. >> delicious. >> it's really good. >> so fresh. >> you could be on this. >> i love it. >> the window into your marriage. >> it is. you haven't done anything today. >> yeah. supportive. so now we're going to make peach short cake parfaits. simple. we have peaches that are going
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to be peeled, short cake that's store bought, crystallized ginger, bourbon. >> took a shot. >> we don't have bourbon anymore. sugar and heavy cream. to the peaches already peeled and sliced. we're going to add the sugar, let that sit for five or ten minutes. create yummy juices and develop flavor. >> we have a bowl we put in the freezer because it helps get whipped cream going faster. heavy cream, add sugar and bourbon, and savannah, you can use maple syrup or say you were pregnant db -- >> let's just say. >> we'll whip until it becomes heaviy. >> you put the empty bowl into the freezer. so then when you put the cream in. >> it'll whip it up faster. this will take a couple of minutes and we'll get some heavy peeps and there it is over there. you want it to thicken in. >> yeah. >> and carson's still drinking the bourbon. let's build them up.
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>> cubed short cake. >> uh-huh. >> and bourbon. >> so our peaches because they have the sugar on them made that caramely sweetness. >> exactly. >> creates its own sauce. then over here, crystallized ginger. delicious. >> i love it. >> oh, okay, what are we thinking down stairs? yummy, yummy. >> i haven't moved on from the salad yet. >> it's great. >> e with like the peach bourbon. >> good breakfast, you could use yogurt. >> i was going to say, does siri recommend to drink most of the bourbon? >> good question. >> i don't recommend that. >> do you recommend that? >> i don't recommend that. >> okay. >> that's okay, you do what you want. >> thank you. >> sir daley, thank you for the full recipes, check out today.com/food. the kings of the barbershop competitor tet performing live. ♪ ♪
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>> the harmony society's 2015 international quartet champion, theo, david, and brothers cole and kyle. great to have you with us, guys. >> great to be here. >> you've been together seven years. >> yes. >> i'm always curious, how do you know which songs to pick which sounds good in your format? >> all four of us, and barbershop picks from a wide variety of generas. it's whatever song we like, we arrange it in our style and sing songs we love. >> it's fun because its been around what, 80 years, don't you think it's having a resurgence where it's really, pitch perfect really made it cool and fun again. >> absolutely. and barbershop is america's true art form. it started in america. and it's still thriving today. >> all right, what are you going to sing now? >> start of something big for you know. >> all right. take it away. ♪ watch the sun come up count your money ♪ ♪ or else in a dim cafe you're
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ordering wine ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ this could be the start of something ♪ ♪ something great ♪ start of something great [ applause ] >> instant classic-sounding. so good, thank you so much. are you out on tour? >> yeah, we're actually at the nashville international convention, happening in nashville, yeah, it's great. >> savannah does a little singing after a glass of wine. she wanted to join in. >> flip my mike very, very fast. thank you so much for being
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good morning, it's 8:56 i'm kris sanchez. a massive east bay development burns practically to the ground. we followed this story all morning long on "today in the bay." this is video from 3:00 in the morning when the fire was raging at 6 alarm. they could see the flames as far away as golden gate bridge. completely destroyed a five-point construction project
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on san pablo avenue. the fire also damaged some neighboring homes, as well. people who live there in that area were forced to evacuate and also closed maacarthur onramp. no injuries reported and the cause of the fire is still under investigation. happening now, we are following this story from several. still at the ski scene talking about how the fire might have started. you can look for updates right now on our home page. also "today in the bay" following the story talking with neighbors who were forced to evacuate. getting an update on their home that might have been damaged here, as well. she will also join us live at 11:00. the images taken by neighbors on twitter.
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this morning on today megan hilty and matds yu marson hitting the stage as the newest pop establishes and then find out the inspiration behind beyonce's body suit she helped create and from the top destinations to the best hotels and more we have your ultimate getaway gui coming up now. from nbc news this is today live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to today on a muggy wednesday morning here in new york city. it's july the 6th, 2016. al is off.
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natalie is our morning jam. >> the fighter. >> it's time to get you motivated, get you up in the morning, the whole song is about waking up. >> it's a great like motivational song. like at the gym, the fighter. >> you need a victory pose too. >> a victory pose and all of that. >> boom. >> you're ready to start your day. >> what is it again? >> like when you cross the finish line and crossing the tape and do that in the music you are like on fire today. >> that's why you're so ready to go. >> a victory pose. >> all right. >> we're going to talk about the mega millions. nobody won that. >> i thought we were going to talk about this. >> i was just sneaking for the viewers. tell me about the suit. >> it's so sad. >> we got some birds. >> you're a tropical paradise. >> that's not what i said i was. it's summer.
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you got your summer whites and yellows. >> i forgot my summer birds. >> i collect birds i was given a taxi determinemied pea coc at my home. it is phenomenal but it's about the bright colors. it's wednesday what to wear. >> there you go. >> what to wear wednesday. >> wear the bird suit. >> wear the bird, wear yellow and be so fresh and clen. >> be fresh and clean. >> in honor of mr. willy goois. >> last night no one won the huge mega millions. it was $450 million and now it's going up to $508 million. . the odds of picking the correct number 1 in 259 million but you
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never know. >> the odds don't go up every time it rolls over. >> no, same odds. the odds increase with the amount of tickets you buy. >> that doesn't increase your odds. >> not each ticket. >> what increases your odds. >> there's no increasing the odds. >> you're the gambler here. >> i am but i will stick to black jack. >> $500 million you might as well buy one. >> we lost it. >> you won six on how many tickets. >> 25 of us gave in $5. >> okay. >> so we had like -- if we kept that money, we would be much richer. >> so you lost like $100 million. >> why aren't your odds increased the more tickets you buy? >> don't follow up on this because we don't know the answer. didn't you see we didn't know and tried to change the subject.
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>> we still have a 1 in x amount of chance. this one has a 1 in whatever amount chance. >> the person buys $10 in tickets today versus the person that buys $10,000. >> each individual ticket has a 1 in 290 million chance. >> all right. i will buy one. we're going to buy tickets and tomorrow we won't be here. speaking of some interesting things, i don't know why i said that -- >> speaking of -- >> al is the king of trends. >> here's why you go to a restaurant and you're ordering food whether it's a restaurant that you've been to before or a new one. do you turn to someone and say or the waiter and waitress and say i'll have what he or she is having. do you mimic what the person you're incidenting with orders? >> no, but if they say something that sounds -- we compare orders
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before they come and i say i think i'm going to get that too, that sounds great. i think you tend to do that and you then you end up with three people at the table eating the same thing. >> there's no research from the university of chicago that said people who eat similar food to each other are more likely to trust each other and get along. do you want to go and everyone is ordering chicken for example. >> i like to share. i'm a sharer. >> especially if it's a unique restaurant. if everyone is ordering fried chicken then do you go in -- >> today is national fried chicken day. >> yes, it is. blue ribbon restaurant. >> they sent over fried chicken. >> it's incredible. >> it's delicious. i could take it out all the time. >> this got me thinking last night when they said we were going do this, do you have a secret ingredient or tip to making great fried chicken.
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everyone thinks they're fried chicken is good but it's not always good. >> send us your ti tip #today'sfriedchicken. >> he says slow and low. he puts the chicken in 200 for a few hours and then he takes it out and butts it in buttermilk and then puts it in the fridge overnight and then takes it out and crusts it up and fries it. >> it's already mostly cooked through so you can get that crisp on the outside. what's your tip do you friday chicken. >> i've never fried chicken. >> natalie? >> buttermilk. good quality breediading too. >> i like when people do it in a cast iron skillet on the stove top. >> i have a cast iron and i try to friday chicken in it and i can't get the heat so i went out
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and bought a deep fryer. >> let fire hazard you. >> you don't need the breading or anything else. you deep frye the whole thing. >> i don't know. >> while you guys do this i'll talk about tech waves. you guys ever experience tech support rage when you're trying to call somebody to cancel -- this happened to me yesterday. i have all these things i have do before moving and i was trying to call a newspaper to cancel it because we're moving and they put me through five different people. are you sure you want to cancel it? you can get your subscription for 50% less for the first half of the year. they kept transferring me back to the same person and then that person finally hung up on me. i don't know what happened. so i had a little tech support rage of my own yesterday.
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maybe you recall this scene from office space. remember this? >> of course. >> they're destroying the fax machine. >> my problem is it takes -- you're already -- your rage is already building just trying to get on the phone with somebody so by the time you talk to someone you're already on fire but it's the i didn't understand that, can you repeat that, the automated. >> i hate that. >> you try to say it as clear as possible but your voice is going higher and louder. >> it makes it worse when you're on hold forever with music. and the same song over and over. >> did you give up? once the person hung up did you give up. >> i called back and they continued to try to get me to keep my subscription. i was like i'm cancelling it. let me just say i'm cancelling it. >> what if it shows up anyway? >> i get it. i get it, but look i can get it online too. >> the worst is you'll wait 20
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minutes and you'll say do i have 20 minutes because they'll tell you ahead of time and then you get through to the person and they're like you needed this person and then it's 20 more minutes. >> and then you get disconnected. >> right. >> i have nothing more to say than just watch this video because it's the cutest thing i've ever seen in my life. you got a dog and a duck. >> oh. >> you haven't had your child yet. there will be cuter. >> that's a good point. for right now animal videos get me through. this goes on and on but eventually the duck outsmarts the dog and starts going the other way. >> yeah. >> this is so funny. it's like are you there? are you there? >> so they go around -- >> there you go. >> i wonder how long this went on. >> i don't know if they're chasing each other like a game or if they're actually trying to attack each other. >> the puppy looks happy and the duck looks aggressive.
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>> it's a game. it's a game. >> all right. what do we have for the weather. >> i really don't want to leave the chicken but i'm going to leave the chicken. >> not a heat wave here in new york. you need three days of 90 degrees or higher. going forward there's a possibility we could hit that. we do have heat advisories through most of texas and parts of oklahoma and down through the south and an excessive heat rn waing for tulsa and heat advisories into new york city. it's not just for the heat but it's the humidity on top of that that makes it very uncomfortable. so stay hydrated when it's that hot. we have air quality alerts from the northeast to new england because you had that humidity and it mixes with the pollution and you suffer from asthma you could see that get worse today. it feels like the temperature is
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closer to 100 degrees and it's going to stay hot through at least friday. on new york will be borderline if we hit that 90 degrees on friday. it depends on how many thunderstorms begin to pop up but philadelphia in the mid 90s and d blue ribbon fried chicken. got a little more to go here in the commercial break. coming up next from bug bites to
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the united states as the threat moves from the south up, so what is the actual -- look at the numbers here and what are the concerns? >> we have in the continental u.s., we have over 900 cases of zika that have all been imported from abroad, i want to reaffirm that to people, there's no local transmission yet. we expect to see sbradic outbreak, if someone is infected, they can pass it on to other people. we're also following close to 300 pregnant women also have have been infected bid zooe da abroad. when it comes to prevention, the stuff we want to reiterate, you can use insect repellants and the things you're looking for are products that are epa registered that contain deet, you want to also importantly a lot of people ask is this safe for children? and the answer is yes, use it on your kids, but importantly, afly for them. you don't want to get it anywhere near their face or eyes. so you apply it on your hands and apply it to them. wear long sleeve clothing with
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that be protects you as well. and removing that standing water. i know we don't have the a lot of that necessarily in more industrial urban areas, but swimming pools and flower pots and things like that need to be watched for and, you know, dump the water out. >> good stuff to keep an eye on. let's move on to ticks, this has been around for a long time. people think lyme disease, what are the risk kps. >> they should. a lot of the sarm principles will apply mosquito repellant as well as tick repellant. you can use deet, two for one there. and something else that people need to know about is that, not to be put on the skin, but apply it and treat it to clothing and gear and things like that. what do you do if you see a tick on you. that's the million dollar question, remove as quickly as you can. use a fine tip tweezer. not all are going to be the one to transmit lyme disease. you can describe what you see. now you don't need to be given antibiotics unless you feel a certain way we have for that, but if you do notice the
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symptoms of early lyme disease, rash or fever or joint pain and certainly if you have the classic bullseye rash, be treated. >> how soon after you have that tick -- >> potentially -- >> usually three to 30 days. is the time that you'll see that early on. >> let's move over to poison ivy. old classic. >> oh boy. >> here the trick is to identify it. i look at a whole thing of bushes and leaves and i have no idea what i'm looking for. >> great. >> nas what they say. exactly, so poison ivy has three leave it leaves and typically a red stem. something to think about, and i think it's perspective for people to understand, if you have the rash of poison ivy, you can't, you can't transmit it to somebody else simply by touching that. what it is, oil or resin from the poison ivy league that is the thing that causes the rash. importantly if you think you've been exposed, watch immediately with warm soap and water, and also, all of your clothing, you want to put in thor and get it off, that oil and resin can
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transmit. >> and once you have it afterward, how do you treat and? >> calamine lotion, if it's severe. >> dries it out. exactly. now let's move over to the last one. dehydration. especially now as we're approaching a heat wave. so very important to always be on top of it. >> here it's sew simple. we want people to stay hydrated, avoid alcohol, eat lots of fruits and vegetables, things that contain a lot of water. once you're thirsty, you're already dehydrated. prevent that and not get yourself to that spot. >> doctor natalie, thanks so much. coming up next, the ledge dare new york pops gets star power. we're going to get a taste of wh
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these two don't need an introduction. megan, matthew are here with us. fans watched megan play at the triple threat in the musical drama smash here on nbc. >> and matthew morrison gave fans a big teachers crush on the musical comedy series "glee" starring as the director, mr. shuster. >> now both tv and broadway veterans are bringing their voices to american standards, the ledge dare new york pops. good morning. >> hi guys. >> nice to have you here. you're performing with the new york pops, what can we expect? >> well, we both, it's so funny because we do our own shows. i do like a night show, but we can't do that, we're like picking the best of. and it's great for me particularly because i, you know, the 90-minute show, you have to pace yourself. and this format, like i'm going to do like full throttle for three numbers.
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develop offstage and watch my friend perform. >> i'm still going to hold back. >> yeah, i'm still there. >> and there are duets in here, too. give them a little -- >> we're going to rehearse them today. >> i don't think we can tell one of them. because it's not in the program. >> yeah. >> so do you have one in the program. >> we can tell them the other one. >> i don't know which which one you're talking about. >> that's chemistry. >> you have an arrangement, a beautiful arrangement of somewhere over the rainbow that we're doing that -- >> yeah. >> yeah. >> do you play? >> that's amazing. >> yeah. >> i love the ukulele, it's amazing. >> yeah. >> i did it with on my first album with gint paltrow, now i get to do it with someone that's actually amazing. oh no, no, no, no, i didn't mean it like that. >> i said, no -- >> you heard it here. >> someone who's also amazing.
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>> you'll hear about that later. >> now you both are broadway stars first and then big tv stars as well. you've got a lot of projects in the works. you're in a pilot for the first wife's -- >> yeah, i leave this weekend to go to l.a. you're doing the first wives club for tv land, and it's different from the movie. it's based on those characters, but the changes they've made for television is incredible. >> still funny? still hilarious. >> and neverland in january, you got a break, do you feel recovered? >> i just got back from a honeymo honeymoon, we went all over europe and africa. it was life changing. >> reporter: broadway or the honeymo honeymoon? >> the honeymoon. >> africa, and just i said like europe is for the mind, but africa is for the soul. and it's just such a beautiful, beautiful place. >> all right, well thank you guys, congratulations, and we'll
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heals faster. for a bandage that moves with you and stays on all day, cover with a band-aid brand flexible fabric adhesive bandage. good morning, it's 9:26. we covered breaking news all morning long. this massive development burned to the ground. we followed the story on today in the bay from the start around 3:00 in the morning. that's when the flames were the fiercest. people could see the flames from as far as away as the golden gate bridge. it sde delawadestroyed a housin where emeriville meets west oakland. the fire also damaged neighboring homes. people were forced to e evacuate. it closed the onramp to nearby interstate 580. no injuries reported thus far. the cause is still under investigation. a string of shootings has neighbors and drivers feeling
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nervous. cars between monterey were struck by gunfire four different times since may. two drivers were hurt. one was grazed by a bullet. another hit by glass. all of those shootings happened between 12:30 and 1:00 in the morning with the first attack happening back in may. the most recent happened this past weekend. anyone who may have noticed something suspicious is being asked to call police. we have a look at weather and traffic coming up right after the break.
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good morning, taking a live look at all of the sunshine. it's 57 degrees. a nice, cool start. 61 in concorde. san jose is at 62 degrees. low 60s for the inland spotti s spottings. still some coastal fog and cooler weather there. highs reaching 60 degrees in san francisco. 70s for the south bay. and the north bay will be through the mid- to upper 70s
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with some mid-60s for oakland and brentwood. let's head over to mike and the roadways. >> we have an easy drive for most of the bay. recovery through san jose. a lot of slow issing shows up. . the earlier crash cleared. but look at west 580. we'll show you the live shot. it shows you a stalled truck on the shoulder at the bottom of your screen. that distraction is on the slow end causing all the slowing. back to you. >> we have more local news coming up for you in just a half hour.
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taking a look at the headlines. we've probably seen the videos by now of the infamous hover boards catching on fire and now half a million of them are are being recalled because the lithium ion batteries can overheat and pose a hazard. there have been overheating and fires in cases of people and property being burned. eight different companies are involved. among them razor and swagway. for a complete list just go to our website, today.com. >> the fda has approved something new for patients with clogged arteries. the first dissolving stent. it's made of plastic and it's designed to gradually dissolve in about three years. the absorbed stent is being used in europe and asia, but now has been approved for use here in
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the united states. experts say it could be an important tool in treating the leading cause of death in the united states. big change coming for the next iphone release according to "the wall street journal." the iphone 7 will ditch its current 16 gigabyte version. the starting point will be the 32 gigabyte model. some customers have complained that 16 gigs can't handle other apps, music, photos and videos. apple is expected to unveil the next iphone this fall. if you have a verizon wireless plan you may soon be paying more for it. cnet is reporting the company is rolling out new data plans and increasing its plans by $5 and increasing the amount of data available. larger plans would also offer more data and they would see prices go up by $10 a month and verizon will start allowing customers to roll over unused data to the next month. latte lovers, listen up. starbucks prices also on the rise once again. starting next tuesday, some
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drinks will cost you as much as 30 cents more per cup. the company has raised prices in july for the last two years. coffee beans are actually cheaper than they were in 2014, but labor costs are up for tso expenses are being passed on to you. one iced caramel macchiato at a time. we have strong storms through south dakota and northern nebraska and stretching over into the midwest where we could see damaging wind gusts later this afternoon. it is hot and humid everywhere else and your feels like temperature around 105 to 110. in the northeast it will feel like it's closer to 100. tomorrow, we're looking closer at the heat and 90 degrees or higher from philadelphia down through d.c. and especially down through the south and parts of texas, too. we have an enhanced risk of strong storms through the upper
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we do still have clouds in san francisco, but it will clear out in a cool day there. 56 degrees. mostly cloudy skies. 63 in the east bay. 65 in the peninsula with highs reaching 76 degrees. upper 70s in the south bay and trivalley. only 60 in san francisco today with some breezy winds. we'll continue on with some c l cooler than average weather. even dipping a couple more degrees towards the b weekend. and that's your latest forecast. tamron? >> thank you. let's get a little pop fix going. here we go. we're getting details on the stunning body suit beyonce wore to the open of the b.e.t. awards last month. here is the scoop here. so, it's apparently a little work that is # -- i don't know why this happens to me. i was looking at the body suit and got confused. here it is. in an interview with "uk"
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fashion magazine, it's #fabulous revealed that he and his team spent three weeks working day and night creating this custom piece which was made up of 30,000 black caviar swarovski crystals. the singer herself was very hands-on and it was a design inspired by african tattoos and body paint. you have no idea what to look for or if she was going wear it again or wear it at all and when he saw his creation on tv he fell off his chair. there you have it. everyone may be buzzing about taylor swift's epic july 4th bash, and turns out george clooney -- yes, mr. clooney had a star-studded holiday, and check out george with his wife amal and bill murray lounging on a boat at a party hosted by the couple in lake como, italy. bill is rocking a tee. it is available online for $25.
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you can own that t-shirt. drake is making a run for the record books. the rapper has been dominating the charts all summer long and this week his album is number one for the ninth straight week while his hit single "one dance," holds the top spot on the hot 100 for the seventh week in a row. it puts him in good company. the only other time a solo singer enjoyed that streak, 1983 and who was it? michael jackson held the top spot for seven straight weeks with the number one album "thriller." who would have thought drake and michael jackson in the same category. awesome. haven't figured out where to vacation this summer? we'll reveal the best destinations and much more that you voted for after this. would you rather party with george clooney or taylor swift? lake como, rhode island. let me know.
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there's still plenty of time to take the family on a summer vacation and we're excited to reveal some of the winners of the 2016 travel and leisure world's best award. we love this list. over 200,000 readers voted on everything from top airlines to
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the best spas. here to share them with us our good friend jackie giffords, special projects editor for "travel & leisure." great to see you. >> good morning. >> let's dive right in. up first, the top city in the u.s. >> southern cities fared very well on the list this year and number three was savannah. number two is new orleans and the number one we're so excited to announce is charleston, south carolina. >> my husband just got back from a bachelor party there. >> it's great for bachelor and bachelorette parties and couples getaways and families. we have so much history, cultural attractions. amazing food and some of the things you don't want to miss doing is going to eight-acre waterfront park and restaurants. there's husk, everybody knows husk. you want to get the cheeseburger when you're there. go to gin joint and get a cocktail and king street. that's really the shopping area, independent boutiques like krogan where i got this necklace. it's a standout destination and
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it won for best city in the world. best city in the u.s. and best city in the world. we are so excited for charleston. >> totally independent of this, i went down there for the south carolina primary. i called my wife, and i said we're moving to charleston. it's that good. it's an amazing city. let's move over to top-city hotels. top city hotels. we're excited to announce charleston won. the speck tater. th it stands out from other properties in the area because it has the 1920s art deco vibe and it has a gilded elevator and hand painted wallpaper and mirrored ceilings and upstairs, they have velvet headboards and heated towel racks and you don't want to miss getting a cocktail in the library lounge. it's very warm, charismatic and number three was right here in new york city. 15 beacon, and boston was number two. >> glamour seems to be such a draw.
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glamour, independent boutique properties and that's what our readers are really responding to these days. >> you have to get to these places somehow. airline, there's one way to do it and that could be a frustrating experience, but there are some good ones out there. >> there are great ones out there and the top domestic airline, we are proud to announce is virgin america. it's the ninth year in a row they've won. when you board a virgin america flight, there's standout customer service and if you're sitting in the main cabin they have a great leather seat. you can order a cocktail and send it to someone else in another row. it's the fun, playful vibe and they are set to potentially merge with alaska airlines. that won't really be happening for another 12 to 18 months and those airlines are really known for their loyalty programs and standout customer service and i should point out number two was jetblue and number three was hawaiian. >> very nice. >> excellent list there. top destination spas in the united states are -- >> wellness. this is a big trend right now. the top destination spots, number three was the ranch in
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malibu. number two was the west club in north carolina and number one, we are so excited to announce was the new spot in killington, vermont. >> wow! >> what stands out about this property. it's $229 a night per person, all-inclusive. it has incredible value. 46% repeat visitors and the founder describes it as an adult camp. it's open from may to october and you go for a hike in the morning and come back to the property and kick back, relax you can do a massage, read a book and eat healthy. it's about getting back to nature in the beautiful mountains of vermont. >> you can go there in the winter and you can go in the summer. >> i just like sitting there and listening to everything you're saying. >> good place to start, go to charleston. >> always great to see you. up next, the australian teenager who hit it big with the remake of the classic song "you don't own me." grace performs her single right after this. can you actually love
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the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. at just 19 years old, singer song writer grace is already taking the music industry by storm. it started with her chart-topping remark of you don't own me, produced by the legendary kwinsy jones. it racked up 58 million plays. number one in the uk and australia and went on to become certified gold here in the u.s. she made her tv debut right here when she was futured at elvis's artist of the month with kathie lee and hoda. it's called fma and she's over with natalie and tamron to tell them all about it. >> she's right here, that album titled fma, forgive my attitude. grace will be performing her latest sing, it's called hell of
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a girl. congratulations. >> thank you. >> 19, but we to want know the scoop on fma. >> it stands for forgive my attitude. it's like, i'm a young woman and i think it's important to have someone stand up for and have attitudes and opinions on the world and what goes on it. >> take it away. ♪ ♪ ♪ time to be done with you ♪ feels good when i wake in the morning let the sun come through ♪ ♪ i'm not thinking' bout you ♪ feeling good when i look in the mere, my skies are blue ♪
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♪ slept all night for the first time in months i'm finally where i want be and all my dreams are coming true ♪ ♪ so how does it feel to know you messed up ♪ ♪ you messed up, you messed up ♪ bet you feel so stupid that you played with my heart ♪ ♪ i don't care to see you, i don't care where you are ♪ ♪ i know you didn't think it comes around oh ♪ ♪ karma, karma, karma she's a hell of a girl, oh, oh ♪ ♪ you messed up, you messed up ♪ all of my friends say you are
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all i was at the night because you're so alone ♪ ♪ oh ♪ ♪ loving me is over boo, should have done it when you had your chance now look at you ♪ ♪ so how does it feel to know you messed up ♪ ♪ you messed up, you messed up ♪ bet you feel so stupid that you played with my heart ♪ ♪ i don't care to see you, i don't care where you are ♪ ♪ i know didn't think it comes back around, oh ♪ ♪ karma, karma, karma, she's a hell of a girl, oh ♪ ♪ one day here then you're gone ♪ ♪ i waited so long to find love on my own ♪ ♪ left when i needed you that's
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how they always do ♪ ♪ well baby so long, oh ♪ so how does it feel to know you messed up ♪ ♪ you messed up, you messed up ♪ bet you feel so stupid that you played with my heart ♪ ♪ i don't care to see you, i don't care where you are ♪ ♪ i know you didn't think it comes back around, oh ♪ ♪ karma, karma, karma, she's a hell of a girl, oh ♪ ♪ it comes back around, mmmm [ applause ]
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>> beautiful. beautiful, grace, thank you, the album again called fma. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. ♪ ♪
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look at this right here. >> wow. >> color explosion. >> it's a bird. a bird in paradise.
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good wednesday morning, we start out with some sunshine in the north bay. still some clouds along the coast. that will be clearing out and some cool temperatures there. it's still 56 degrees in san francisco. some low 60s for the inland
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areas. it will continue to warm up. everall shaping up to be a nice day. 60s and 70s for parts of the north bay into the east bay as well as the south bay. let's head o over to mike and the roadways. >> we still see some smoldering over there. that was the the early apartment fire. you see 580 past that scene. mcarthur boulevard still closed to traffic. but looking light around the bay. we had a late stall in front of our camera. west 580 now cleared and recovering. we'll talk more about the breaking news of the fire we've been following all morning. it burned a construction site to the ground. we are at the scene talking with firefighters about how it start ed. you can get the latest updates on our home page. it damaged nearby homes and forced neighbors to evacuate as well. we have another reporter covering that angle.
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talking with displaced residents. learn more about their story on our twitter feeds and we'll have live updates on our midday newscast. we'll have another upday in a half an hour. we'll see you then.
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from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. hello, everybody. welcome to hump day, winesday, wednesday, july 6th, otherwise known as international kissing day. pucker up. we are going to celebrate a little later. that's called "kill them with kindness qust. >> the funny and talented denny leery is here. it is called sex and drugs and rock 'n roll. >> based on hoda's

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