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updates during the "today" show every half hour. >> hope you have a great day. come back for nbc bay area news at 11:00. good morning. safe bet or shocker? after a flurry of last-minute meetings with the top contenders, donald trump says he will announce his vp tomorrow. will his choice be a familiar face or does he have a surprise up his sleeve? monsoon, flooding rains across a large part of the midwest. at least three people killed, hundreds of thousands without power. emergency crews call in to rescue trapped homeowners overnight. and highway horror story. >> oh, [ bleep ]! >> call 911 right now. >> yeah, do it. >> a new study out this morning showing aggressive driving and road rage are on the rise. what's behind it and where it's most ram pant, today, thursday,
july 14 thd, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, everybody. welcome to "today." it's a thursday morning. when you hear what people in this road rage survey admit to doing while they're agitated behind the wheel, you will be shocked. we're going to have that for you in our 7:30 half hour this morning. >> let's start with politics this morning. we know the when and where, but
the who is anybody's guess. donald trump announced on twitter he'll reveal his running mate tomorrow in new york city. let's start with nbc's hallie jackson with the latest. hallie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. donald trump today getting ready to reveal to the world who his pick for the presidential ticket may be. publicly he says. privately he says he's down to two or three finalists. trump is waking up on the west coast for a fund-raiser in california. he's in a new york state of mind. that's where an announcement will be this race for a running mate now in a sprint to the finish line. just over 24 hours from now, the biggest decision so far of donald trump's candidacy. >> i want to pick someone that's solid and smart. i'm not looking for an attack dog. >> reporter: trump's team taking advantage of a few extra hours in the hoosier state because of plane repairs to meet with contender newt gingrich who was flown to indianapolis on a private jet to talk with trump. travel facilitated by a fox news host. gingrich now predicting it's down to him and pence. >> he clearly is down to two. he's got two really good but really different choices. and i think it will be interesting to see -- certainly i'm one of the people sitting by the phone waiting. >> reporter: those comments coming after trump met privately
with mike pence over breakfast joined by his children. >> character of his children is truly inspiring. it was an honor for us. whatever the outcome. >> reporter: sources close to the campaign tell nbc news pence and gingrich and chris christie who spoke by phone with trump this week top the short list though the decision is ultimately up to trump alone. in the midst of an intense week, a distracting twist. trump now filing a $10 million arbitration claim against a former campaign aide accusing him of trying to spread suggestive rumors about senior campaign staffers. through it all, hillary clinton not letting up. out with a new ad this morning showing children watching clips of her rival. >> i wouldn't lose any voters. >> reporter: clinton hoping to capitalize by keeping the conversation about kids.
>> when kids are scared by political candidates and policy debates, it's a sign that something has gone badly wrong. >> reporter: it's a different kind of focus on family for the trumps this morning with these exclusive "time" magazine photos and story highlighting the trump children's high profile positions as some of their father's most trusted advisers helping to vet the vp pick, the selection suspension now nearly over. while we know trump's children will speak at the gop convention in cleveland next week, we're learning more about who else will take the stage. a senior campaign official confirming to me that tim tebow will be one of the speakers along with notable names. you have people like dana white. but notable names not on the list.
for example, governor mike pence not on the speaker list to come out and address the crowd. neither is bobby knight who trump has long said could be one of the options. matt, savannah? >> we know you'll keep watching it. thank you. steve kornacki here to break down the top contenders in the trump veep stakes. we hear pence, gingrich and christie. someone else you want us to reconsider? >> could be a dark horse here. let's look at pros and cons. start with newt gingrich, trump says he wants d.c. experience, gingrich has that. gingrich sets himself up as anti-establishment guy. very much like donald trump. what are cons? lots of baggage. ethics. a lot of stuff in newt gingrich's history and age. this would be the oldest ticket. you add up two ages, oldest ticket in history. want to put chris christie on the ticket, personality, you have a lot of it. bring energy to the ticket.
cons, the bridgegate investigation still going on. those trials could play out during the fall campaign. and of course personality. is it too much? is there a risky overshadows donald trump. pike pence, put him on the ticket? you get solid credentials. d.c. experience. gubernatorial experience. he's a sure pick. those are positives. negatives, he's not that popular in indiana. that could be a swing state this year. not sure he helps you much this year. is he too safe? donald trump is a showman and entertainer. here's the wild card. jeff sessions, alabama senator called in for last-minute meeting yesterday. maybe a head fake. maybe it means nothing. obviously very solid conservative credentials. immigration, that's his signature issue. that's trump's signature issue.
very much in sync on that. cons, a lot of past controversy. racial controversy for jeff sessions earlier in his career and alabama is a deep red state. deep red area. not sure what he brings to the table in terms of the electoral college. four options to look at. >> steve kornacki going with the head fake at the end there. that's good. let's turn to the important path to 270, that's the number of electoral votes needed to win the presidency. chuck todd has a look at the latest poll and what it reveals with the battleground states. you'll start with iowa. yesterday we had battleground states that showed a tight race. explain to people why we see this divergence. >> i think in some cases you see divergence because of the different way different pollsters conduct things. there's one polling firm in particular that's shown more outlier results than any other.
it's early. any individual poll you can pick it apart. let's look at our numbers here. our track record has been with our pollsters has been very good. we split our battlegrounds north and south for the next couple of days. we're rolling out some northern battlegrounds. ohio, iowa, pennsylvania. in these three states, in iowa, it's extremely close. you would think why is a state like iowa extremely close? it is. here's pennsylvania. this is one of the three that actually if you're donald trump, you're not happy that this isn't close. because while he's close in ohio, close in iowa and doing well in northern states, pennsylvania is a state if he doesn't put it in play, then he can't make up ground if he doesn't win florida, doesn't win north carolina. we've got him down nearly double digits. something to watch for in pennsylvania, there's a large minority vote. large african-american vote and in our poll, here's the amount of african-american support donald trump got in pennsylvania. zero.
zero percent of african-americans in pennsylvania. that's a huge problem going forward, guys. >> can i just mention these results come after we did this polling after the fbi's report on hillary clinton's private e-mail server, correct? >> it is. that's exactly right which is why the numbers did shrink in ohio and in iowa. it was extremely close. if you're trump and you didn't make up any ground in pennsylvania, then you got to start to ask yourself where will i find my path to 270. for trump, it all has to go through the rust belt and in the northern tier of this country. >> chuck with new poll numbers this morning. thank you. syria's them battled president is weighing in on the presidential election. nbc's chief global correspondent bill neely sat down with president bashar al assad exclusively. we want you to know the
interview was recorded by the presidential press office, but there have been no editorial changes to the content. bill, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, matt. this was a fascinating insight into a man who's been at war for five years. it wasn't just that he's defiant, he was confident, sure of victory and that he said is done to russia. as you hear, he was critical of president obama. some of the rest might surprise you on isis and on donald trump, whose inexperience in foreign policy doesn't bother him. from what you know of mr. trump, is he smart enough? >> i don't know him. when i sit with him face to face i can judge him. >> he seems to president of the united states putin. does that give you hope that maybe he's a man you could do business with? >> if he's genuine. i think he's saying the right thing. every person whether agree or
disagree with president putin they should respect him. >> reporter: he told me american air strikes against isis are ineffective and counterproductive. whose fault is that? is that a military fault or is president obama simply not being -- let's say ruthless enough. >> it's not about being ruthless. it's about being genuine. it's about intentions. it's about being serious. it's about having the will. if they don't have the will to defeat the terrorists but will to control them and use them up -- as a card like they did in afghanistan. >> let me probe you about the new relationship you want with the united states. isis is headquartered in your country in raqqah. if you knew isis was about to attack the united states, would you warn america? >> as principle yes because they may attack civilians and i cannot blame the innocent in the
united states for the bad intentions of their officials. this is not correct. as i said many times, i don't consider the united states as they don't occupy my land. >> reporter: i put many direct questions to him including whether he was a brutal dictator. he said if a doctor cuts off a limb to save a life, you don't call him a brutal doctor. he's doing his job. personally, a very charming man. that's a chilling comparison when you consider that it's actually the lives and deaths of hundreds of thousands of syrians that he's talking about. matt, savannah? >> bill neely, thanks. a fascinating interview. you can see more of it tonight on "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. here at home, the man hunt is intensifying for a suspected serial killer on the loose in arizona. police are imploring potential witnesses to come forward to help stop the violence. nbc national correspondent
miguel almaguer has the latest. miguel, good morning. >> reporter: savannah, good morning. phoenix pd is teaming up with the fbi and u.s. marshal's office they'll need an arrest if they want to put this community at ease. this morning in phoenix, for some another sleepless night. a serial killer is stalking this community. seven people dead. fathers, mothers, even a 12-year-old child gunned down here. two others have also been shot and survived. >> this guy has killed seven people. >> reporter: the guardian angels now patrolling the neighborhood where many of the victims were targeted -- >> what's your big worry? >> another shooting. he's killed seven people. he's going to kill again. >> reporter: the murders following a pattern. all happening under the cover of darkness. the innocent killed in driveways or in cars often steps from their homes. two survivors helping police with their first big break.
the sketch of the suspect. >> witnesses reported very brief interaction between the suspect and victims but for the most part, i think these people are completely unaware of what's about to happen to them. >> reporter: the crime spree has spanned five months. diego sanchez killed in front of his home. 13 miles away, crystal white murdered before sunrise. another gunned down at 9:50 p.m. manuel garcia killed one week later. five miles away, angela leonard, malia, and stephanie ellis were also killed. >> i have to remind myself and tell myself that my mom is no longer here. >> reporter: white and her five siblings lost their mother. >> every morning i cry. every day is just -- it doesn't feel real. >> reporter: police say this is one of the most calculating and
one of the most cold blooded murders they've ever seen. that 12-year-old victim was shot 12 times. matt and savannah? >> miguel almaguer in phoenix. thank you. in other news, thousands of mourners paid their final respects wednesday to three of the five officers killed in last week's dallas ambush. they attended a memorial service for brent thompson. >> one thing i would always say to my dad when he walked out the door was good-bye, daddy. i love you. be safe. and tonight we say our final good-bye, daddy. we love you. be safe. >> elsewhere in dallas hundreds of mourners attended the service for police sergeant michael smith, a former army ranger. fellow officers say he was a cop's cop known for his upbeat attitude and a service held for
lorne ahrens. his colleagues say the former semi pro football player had an intelligence equal to his size. we'll shift gears and get our first check of the weather. al, good morning. >> good morning, guys. we had some pretty severe weather moving through a good portion of the country. it eventually made its way to the east. this is lancaster, pennsylvania. look at what happened. three to five inches of rain in a short time. flash flood. these cows got across safely. firefighters making their way across homes getting people out of the flooding. and it was all part of a long ranging system called a derecho. it's a wide ranging system that pushes at least 250 miles. it started in the midwest and ended up in the east. what happens is it bows outs, jet stream comes across. gusts of 60 to 100 miles an hour and torrential downpours. will we see that again today?
we don't think so. we're looking at the risk of severe weather starting to set up already from indianapolis on into central missouri. we've got a storm threat, wide ranging storm threat today from dodge city, tulsa, joplin all of the way to memphis with possibility of tornadoes, damaging winds and hail. and it stretches all of the way into the northeast along a front that could see strong storms late this morning into this afternoon up into the northeast and new england. this front will be pushing south. the storms will develop ahead of the front from buffalo, cleveland, down into charleston. gusty winds, strong rain. this will move into friday into the northeast and kind of stall so that the early part of the weekend in the northeast not looking all that great. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods in the next 30 seconds.
good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. it's in the upper 50s to low 60s as you head out the door this morning. mostly clear skies except for along the coast. as temperatures build we'll also have some poor air quality in the east bay and the south bay especially. it's a "spare the air" alert day so take public transportation if you can. highs today reaching the triple digits in gilroy. 89 degrees in palo alto. low to mid 70s in san francisco. and 101 degrees today in fairfield. weather.
vemos lo común que es la ira en >> al, thank you. coming up, are you guilty of driving angry? an eye opening new look at just how common and how violent road rage has become. on rossen reports. are you wasting your money? the secrets of those seemingly impossible to win carnival games revealed. first, this is "today" on nbc. ns revealed. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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week. even though it starts out nice and mild we have some upper 50s to lower 60s as you head out the door and a lot of sunshine. 75 degrees today in san francisco with a breezy wind. hot in the north bay. 96. also mid 90s for the south bay and hitting 100 degrees today in the tri-valley while the east bay and peninsula stays in the 80s today. a very warm with light wind blowing around some very droo i air. heading into the next couple of days though it does look a little bit cooler, especially this weekend. let's see what's happening on the roads now with mike. >> a bit of good news. crash in oakland by the coliseum earlier at the end of the show cleared and now a lot of slowing. gradual build is going on there. south of there we have the build across the san mateo and the dumbarton bridge. earlier crash causing more slowing a distraction. menlo park. northbound around 87 and 101, especially through san jose bogging down. 101 north there's a new crash that may be in lanes.
7:30 now on this thursday morning. 14th of july, 2016. 25 hours from right now our plaza will be packed with fans for three-time grammy winner gwen stefani as she's on the plaza for a great concert. come on down. she's a party. >> it will be a good one. another big event that's happening tomorrow morning, donald trump says it's tomorrow morning that he's going to make this long awaited choice for a running mate. three leading candidates said to be indiana governor mike pence,
chris christie and newt gingrich. there could be a dark horse. storms knocked out power to tens of thousands of people in the st. louis area and widespread flooding led to a number of rescues in pennsylvania. top u.s. house officials warn that florida is in the crosshairs of the zika virus. 13 new infectionses ha s have b reported in the state this week alone bringing the total to 300 and on wednesday the cdc announced that the rio olympics are not likely to have a big effect on the zika virus. do you get angry behind the wheel while you're driving and you can find yourself getting agr agr agressive on the roads. tom costello has a closer look at the findings. tom, good morning. >> reporter: matt, good morning. if you think i have never done that, ask yourself, have you
ever tailgated? ever been too aggressive on the horn or maybe offer somebody an obscene gesture. men are much more likely to do it than women. outside of tulsa, an extreme case of aggressive driving caught on camera. watch the pickup truck on the left. the driver so frustrated he can't pass he rams the car in front of him sending it careening off the road into a guard rail. >> call 911 right now. >> in austin, a traffic altercation turned into a fight with baseball bats and near san bernardino a brawl broke out at a stoplight. nearly 80% of drivers admitting to expressing significant anger, aggression or road rage in the past year from tailgating to yelling at other drivers, aggressive honking, obscene gestures, blocking and cutting
off other drivers. >> we said things we don't mean when we're angry and when you're behind the wheel do you things you wouldn't otherwise do when you're angry. >> troopers see it every day. >> it might be a verbal altercation that turns into a physical altercation and you have two parties fighting on the side of the interstate. >> reporter: 56% of fatal accidents involve one form of aggressive driving. male drivers are three times more likely than women to be aggressive. most commonly 19 to 39-year-old men and drivers in the northeast are more likely to yell, honk or gesture than drivers in other parts of the country. >> be tolerant. don't engage. >> reporter: the advice from experts -- >> don't contact them. if they're giving you obscene gestures don't look at them. if they're following you, get off. >> reporter: back in oklahoma the teenagers inside the car that was run off the road suffered only minor injuries. >> i felt like it was more of a
fight or flight response. you're not thinking clearly. what can i do to get out of this. >> reporter: police tracked down the alleged driver of the pickup. 45-year-old eric caldwell now facing felony charges of assault with a deadly weapon and leaving the scene of an injury accident. his attorney declined to comment. police say if somebody tailgates you or follows you, don't drive home. instead drive to the nearest police station or firestation or maybe a shopping mall, a public place and they say don't engage with an angry driver. too often that goes to a very bad situation. back to you. >> good advice, tom. did you justed a am it's that you sometimes make gestures below the window line? >> that was just for you. yes, i do. >> it makes you feel better in the car. >> i have no guts. it's under the dash. >> on trending, we'll tell you about other things people admit to doing when they're behind the wheel. >> did you just admit picking your nose behind the wheel. >> that's number one. >> let's get a check of the weather now from al.
>> announcer: today's weather is brought to you by camping world. get one stop shopping for everything rv at your nearby camping world rv supercenter. >> we've got a lot of coast to coast weather to talk about. heat. the southern plains going to be suffering for the next several days at least in a row with highs over 100 degrees but much of texas on into new mexico, parts of arizona, it fell like like it's over 105 degrees. you move here to the east, 30 million people are under some sort of heat watch, warning or advisory. temperatures reaching over 90 degrees. it will feel like it's well above 100. for example, here in the northeast, going to be hot and humid today. going to feel like 90 in cleveland. 101 in philly. 104 in richmond. boston will feel like it's 86 degrees and tomorrow here in new york city, it will feel like it's in the mid 90s. 94 in plymouth. norfolk, virginia, will feel like 104 degrees. as we get into the weekend, not
much relief in sight. just kind of a warning coming up next week, we could have in the southern plains and central part of the country, temperatures anywhere from 10 to 30 degrees above average. you'll watch that it will also be a hot day for the bay area, too, effort valleys. right now it's 58 in the peninsula as well as the north bay. san francisco, 55 degrees. highs today reaching the mid 70s. along the coast and with mid 90s in the north bay. south bay as well as the tri-valley. east bay and peninsula will be topping out in the 80s today with a very breezy wind kicking in. into this afternoon, it will feel very hot. once again, with a lot of sunshine. >> there are things we say during a commercial that doesn't have to be said on tv. i said you should have a smells
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games for years and this morning we have new games for you exposing the tricks so you don't get played. the games look so simple. the entire red star has to be shot out. not even close. pop a balloon. make a basket. here we go. here goes nothing. even just toss a ball. can't win. the game operators can do it just watch. he makes it look so easy. so when i step up, why does it feel like i can't win. am i really that bad at these games or could it be something else. who knows about the games at this carnival but experts say in many cases, the games can be rigged making them nearly impossible to win so you keep forking over cash but how do they do it? >> this is classic basketball game. seen at all carnivals. >> rich is a retired police
officer. he spent 35 years investigating rigged carnival games. this morning exposing the secrets for us. >> why don't you give it a try. boom. >> try this one. >> try this one here, okay. >> jeff, let me show you why i just missed. this is a round rim. that's what's used in regulation basketball. this is a carnival rim. >> it's oval. >> it's oval and only 17x10.5 inches. >> on a perfect shot the ball barely fits in. >> he says this next game is even trickier. tubs of fun. looks easy enough. throw a ball in a tub. >> i'll play the carney. you can play the customer. you get two free shots and see how easy it is to win.
>> got them in. >> when you threw the balls in here, there's a third ball in here. when you play for the money, there's no ball in there. you have to throw with no help. >> let me try that. it won't stay in. >> you lose. >> this last game is so impossible to win the fbi even investigated it. the ring toss. >> with this one they let you come in really close. >> arm's length. >> they give you all these rings. >> how can i lose this? >> how can you lose? >> come on. come on. what's happening here? >> you're going to lose. the fbi did a study on this game and found only 1 out of 700 will ring the bottle. the rings barely fit over the neck of the bottle. >> it barely fits on when you're
right on top let alone at an angle. >> it's gambling and it's wrong. >> most games have to be winnable adding state law enforcement officials come out to verify that they are games of skills and experts say rigging games is just bad business. >> carnivals are making lots of money off the backs of children and that needs to stop. >> not all carnival games are rigged, if you're worried, play games where you can compete against another player. there's a guaranteed winner. another tip, if you're playing the balloon dart game. we have it set up with matt and savannah. i want to show you what they do. they deflate the balloon sometimes so they're harder to hit. the darts, they dull the tips. very hard to hit. >> you want to throw some? >> back off. i hit it though. >> they will not pop. >> can you stop throwing for one
second while i run up here. let me run over here. hold your fire. hold your fire. this is the way it should look. use the darts with the tips. you're still bad at it. you have to hit a balloon, savannah. >> i got one. big difference. >> we take that to the carnival but not savannah. >> she's pretty good actually. >> there we go. i got two. this is fun. three. >> now we're on fire. >> when you go to the carnival, look for inflated balloon and check tips of the darts to make sure they're not dulled down. >> it's really satisfying. okay. >> we may never get to the break. >> jeff, thank you so much. coming up on "pop starts" the hit song caught in the middle of taylor swift's war of words with calvin harris. >> hold your fire. carson has a moment from last night's espy's that's causing a stir. first, these messages.
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four nba greats opened the show advocating for change. >> we cannot ignore the realities of the current state of america. the events of the last week put spotlight on distrust anding an they're plague so many of us. >> we feel frustrated by the violence. we do. that's not acceptable. it's time to look in the mirror and ask ourselves what are we doing to create change? >> those four all-stars requested to start the show that way. lindsey caldwell wrote i love the espy's. joe biden took the stage to honor the sportscaster with the award for perseverance after battling leukemia for more than two years. and all-star athletes, justin timberlake giving awards bowing to peyton manning, abby wambach
and koibe bryant. since retiring, kobe bryant says he's working on ironing skills and washing dishes. yesterday his wife announcing they are expecting child number three, another girl. congrats to them. >> not all ironing and washing dishes. >> a great job hosting by the way. >> coming up, a first look at a revealing new documentary on the revealing new documentary on the life of clean food. words you don't often hear. words we at panera live by. because clean food is food as it should be. with no artificial flavors, preservatives, sweeteners, and no colors from artificial sources. we think clean food tastes better, feels better, does better. 100% of our food will be clean by year's end. every bite will be food as it should be.
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good thursday morning. i'm meteorologist carkari hall. we have low clouds and fog along the koesz licoastline, but elsewhere it's mostly clear. we're already up to 67 degrees in san jose. while it's 58 degrees in napa as you head out the door. also "spare the air" alert has been issued as the air quality will be going down as temperatures heat up on ozone levels in the atmosphere and in the east bay and the south bay. it will be unhealthy during the hottest hours of the day. our highs will be topping out at 100 degrees in livermore. 101 in fairfield. oakland, 83 degrees. and san francisco, 75. santa rosa, 94. and in san jose, a high of 91 degrees. it will gradually get cooler as we head into the weekend. let's see what's happening on the roadways now with mike. >> we have the same colors as your air quality reports. overall, not so bad. earlier crash necessary oakland.
cleared without any major additional backup. south across the venicia bridge. the early morning crash may still be there on the shoulder. pickup truck overturned there in a ditch on a roadway. west highway 4 approaching the road. activity and slowing. distraction out of pittsburg and bay point. there's the walnut creek point. let's go back to the east bay. happening right now, police are investigating a deadly shooting in west oakland. our bob redell spoke with one witness who police say he saw the gunman take off from the scene. the latest on our home page. also, supreme court justice ruth bad bader ginsburg does an about face with donald trump. and members of a mexican youth baseball team stranded in southern california gets treated to a day of fun at the happiest place on earth. on our facebook page, read about how one woman stepped up to the plate. that's going to do it for us right now.
it's 8:00 on "today." remembering jfk jr. a new documentary sheds light on the life and love of america's prince nearly two decades after his tragic death. then before there was phelps there was spitz. we'll catch up with olympic legend mark spitz who swam his way to stardom 44 years ago this summer. >> is it hard to go from being an olympian to being a regular guy? >> i could never escape that personality i was as mark spitz. >> swift response. pop superstar katy perry the latest to weigh in on the nasty
split between taylor swift -- why it looks like they're never, ever getting back together. >> good morning, byron, minnesota. >> going to cooperstown! ♪ >> celebrating our birthdays. >> it's my birthday today. >> today is my birthday. >> make her famous! it's 8:00 on today. it's thursday. it's july 14th. what a lovely day. what a great crowd. usually we walk out on the
plaza. today we swam into the plaza. it's so humid. >> it's soupy. >> by the way, major props to ms. natalie. a great song for your throwback. >> love it. >> very nice. guess what, have garden will travel. we'll tell you about our garden on the go inspired by the garden at 1600 pennsylvania avenue. >> the truck is so cute. >> it's a great truck. i drove that thing. it's an automatic actually. 1952 dodge. >> i love it. also by the way, brandy malloy will dress up your next cookout with pineapple chicken. it sounds fantastic. it's a great one also because we'll do a smoor thing for
dessert. donald trump is about to end the guessing game over his choice for a running mate. trump tweeted overnight he'll announce his pick friday morning in new york. he will choose someone who is solid and smart. trump met separately with two top contenders, indiana governor mike pence and former house speaker newt gingrich who said he wouldn't be shocked if trump surprised us with an unknown. bombshell accusation by bashar al assad. he told nbc correspondent bill neely that the u.s. isn't serious about defeating isis headquartered in his war-torn country. >> the united states doesn't have the will to defeat the terrorists. it has the will to control them and to use them as a card like they did in afghanistan. >> assad also praised his russian allies in the civil war but added that he would warn washington if he learned that isis was about to attack the u.s. to prevent civilian deaths. you can see more of this
interview tonight on "nbc nightly news." police and fbi in phoenix have intensified their search for a suspected serial killer wounding at least seven people and wounding three others. all shooting took place between april and june. a 55-year-old woman found dead two months ago was added to the list this week. all victims including a 12-year-old girl were shot after dark in their cars, driveways or steps from their homes. two survivors were able to help police create a sketch of the suspect. britain's prince harry has gone public today with a very private matter to set an example for others. he was tested for hiv at a london hospital and had it broadcast live on the royal family's facebook page. harry's goal is to smash the stigma that surrounds hiv and aides aids by thoughi ishowing that t easy. his own test result was
negative. scientists in argentina unveiled a model of a previously unknown dinosaur fou. like her cousin, the t-rex has puny arms so she to to rely on jaws and teeth for hunting. roamed the earth 90 million years ago like this. >> she would have trouble texting. >> probably. >> i got nothing. >> she absolutely held back. normally we would get a dinosaur comment. >> i'm working on new material. a rare look inside jfk jr.'s private world ahead of the anniversary of his death. michael phelps. we'll catch up with mark spitz. first athlete to win seven gold medals at a single olympics. the surprising thing people admit to doing behind the wheel.
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continue. >> we go inside kennedy's life with stories from people who knew him well. >> ask not what your country can do for you. ask what you can do for your country. >> he was the son of camelot born into american royalty and dubbed america's prince. >> there's a great weight of expectation and anticipation. >> now 17 years after his death, john f. kennedy jr. is the subject of a revealing new spike tv documentary titled "i am jfk jr." offering a rare glimpse inside his life. >> he said, you know, i've been thinking. everybody expects me to be a great man. i wonder if it wouldn't be a much more interesting challenge if i could make myself a good man. >> this guy grew up in the shadow of greatness. everybody knew who he was. but no one actually knew who he was and we want to tell that
story. >> that story told through antidotes from people that knew him well. >> through the film, all of these people weighed in on the character of john kennedy jr. that character was loud and clear. this is somebody they wanted to spend time with. they were proud to call their friend. their brother. >> ladies and gentlemen, meet george. >> matt berman wrote the definitive book on his former boss called "jfk jr., george and me." berman was not part of the documentary but remembers his friend's one of a kind personality. >> he had a way of disarming everybody. it was easy to be around him because he knew how to break the tension. the more people i meet as i go on in life, i compare them back and say there's nobody like that. >> we already had an interesting comment from someone that knew
john very well. i watched the movie. i feel like you captured his spirit. i just spent 90 minutes once again with my best friend. >> the people we interviewed also talk about what john's life might be like today. what he might be doing and how a man who lived his entire life in the public eye would react to social media. they both said the same thing. he would probably love it. by the way, "i am jfk jr." will be on spike tv after a limited premiere on wednesday. >> 17 years. unbelievab unbelievable. hard to imagine it. doesn't seem that long. we'll shift gears and get a check of the weather. mr. roker? >> announcer: "today's" weather is brought to you by the venture card from capital one. you deserve a travel rewards car that lets you travel how you want. switch to the venture card and fly any airline any time.
what's in your wallet? >> we're watching a line of showers and thunderstorms stretching from canada down through detroit, indianapolis, and on into southern missouri. this is part of a line that has a storm threat from dodge city to memphis and near paducah. a few possible tornadoes, damaging winds and hail as well. and then later this afternoon we'll be watching this line develop later today in the northeast to new england from new york albany up to burlington. look for airport delays probably from new england all of the way down to washington d.c. rest of the country out west, another gorgeous day in seattle. 77 and sunshine. 87 and sunny in los angeles. the heat continues down in texas. hit or miss showers and thunderstorms through the gulf and sultr good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we have a hot day expected in the bay area. in san jose, we're starting out with sunshine. we're already up to 67 degrees.
it's now 59 degrees in san francisco. a spare the air alert has been issued, especially for the east bay and south bay. if you can, catch some public transportation. we'll see highs in the upper 80s and low 90s. even 101 today in fairfield. when you leave the house, take us with you. go to sirius xm channel 108 and listen while you work. let's trend. we talked about road rage a little earlier today. now we're going to turn to some more peculiar activities that drivers actually admit to doing while they're behind the wheel. netquote.com surveyed more than 2,000 drivers. the survey said, this is what they fessed up to. what do you think 66% of people admit to doing while driving car. >> stick finger in the nose. >> you would be correct, sir. >> 66% say they pick their nose
while driving. >> 66%. >> 52% said they have eaten a full meal on the road. hopefully that has nothing to do with the previous category. >> i have done that. >> while driving? >> yeah. >> he >> he bar cues. >> 43% of people saying they take off or put on clothing while they're driving. >> sweaters. >> any of you -- >> yeah. >> i struggle to get like a winter coat off while driving. any of you ever do personal grooming? >> my hair. >> lipstick. >> tweezing, the occasional tweezing. >> apparently people clip their finger nails behind the wheel. finally, 1%, so this is like two people, 20 people, they actually changed a baby's diaper. >> no. >> couldn't have been a dirty
diaper. >> that's crazy. >> all right, okay. we've got two shirts. have you ever wondered, this is a woman's shirt. you've got a man's shirt there. have you ever wondered why the buttons are on different sides? >> i never even knew that. >> it all dates back to when buttons were invented around the 13th century. anyway, apparently this is the reason. only wealthy women could afford buttons on their shirts. if they were wealthy, they had ladies maids so having the buttons on the other side made sense because it was someone else buttoning clothes and so it never changed. >> you might be wearing women's shirts and you never know. >> it wouldn't surprise me. >> all right, carson, pop stars. >> a big one today. taylor swift, busy day online for taylor. the pop star's ex-boyfriend, calvin harris, going on a twitter tirade over the song you're hearing right now. it was actually taylor that
wrote the words to his song. the dj took to twitter to tell his side of the story. i wrote the music, produced the song, arranged it and cut the voc also. hurtful to me at this point that her and her team would go so far out of their way to try and make me look bad at this stage. i figure if you're happy in your new relationship you should focus on that instead of trying to tear your exboyfriend down for something to do. the whole thing just went up in smoke after that. >> crazy. >> she's all -- katy perry jumped in. calvin does this. yeah, taylor swift, wroez wrote this under the sued dim nils sjoberg. she wrote it under a pseudonym. in fact he didn't even mind that taylor used his name as a pseudonym. then katy perry joins in the
online conversation referencing her past feud with taylor by retweeting a tweet from "time" and sharing this meme of hillary clinton. this from katy perry. like uh-huh. >> can you end this with like a z snap or something? >> the whole thing yesterday -- >> i hope they get this whole thing straightened out in home room. >> i'm getting a pie chart and compass to straighten this out. a lot of people siding with calvin. >> i am completely lost on this. we'll move on to ji jchgigi deed. the supermodel deemed up with ashton eaton for a gold medal worthy photo shoot with "vogue" magazine. ashton gave her a few pointers on her game. how did she do? eaton says she has natural ability. you can find the august issue on newsstands july 26th. for more pop star stories, go to
today's facebook page or matt lauer's, he'll break down the whole taylor swift thing for you. >> so taylor is mad because -- just kidding. i think i got it. thank you, carson. now to our countdown to rio. if you had a medal for each of the 22 days left until the start of the olympic 2016 games then you would be membershiichael ph. he has won 22 olympic medals, including the 8 gold medals he got making him the most decorated olympian ever. >> along the way phelps broke the record for most golds at a single olympics with 8 in beijing. mark spitz held that record since 1972 and natalie got to spend time with the legendary mark spitz. >> he is still a legend. mark spitz took the world by storm in the 1972 olympic games in munich winning seven gold medals. today his olympic spirit has propelled him to great success in life. >> people remember me sort of
like with a poster with the seven gold medals. they expect me to still look like i'm 22. >> who could forget that speedo, that mustache, and of course those seven gold medals. mark spitz swam his way into the record books winning those seven golds at the munich games in 1972 and became america's golden boy. today the stash is long gone, but not his olympic spirit. >> mark, so good to catch up with you. what is your life like now? >> well, i think my life is a lot of fun actually. >> since his olympic triumphs, spitz has had much success in business and motivational speaking. >> i have learned from my experience as an athlete to experience myself with great coaches. >> spitz grew up in california. he started swimming competitively at 9 and quickly learned what it would take to be a champ after a fifth place finish in one of his first races. >> they gave me a purple ribbon.
i looked over and thought that guy looks more important than me. i took the purple ribbon off and gave it to me mom. you will never see me to this day wear purple. i can't stand that color. it had a profound effect on me. really it did. >> going into the summer olympics in mexico at 18, spitz already held ten world records and it was expected that he would win up to six gold medals. he ended up taking home two gold team medals, a silver and a bronze. >> the world thought that i had failed. >> disappointed but then even more determined, spitz decided to attend indiana university with swimming coach doc councilman. >> you have called that the most difficult decision you had to made in your life. >> that was the greatest thing that ever happened to me. it was a great experience learning from him and his tutelage to me emotionally. >> four years later it paid off in munich with his seven gold medals and he set a new world
record in each of his seven swimming events, but spitz's triumphs were overshadowed by trage tragedy. >> an assault on israeli athletes at the olympic games. >> spitz left the games. >> when i woke up, i found out what happened. >> in the end the police won and the terrorists lost. >> spitz retired at just age 22 but he was just getting started in life and ready to cash in on his olympic fame. he would become one of the first american athletes to earn millions in endorsements. >> i had offers from all over the world. i tried to figure out what i was going to do. >> spitz was everywhere. he even tried acting, but realized he did have some limitations. >> so mark spitz the actor did not work out. >> yeah. and i'm okay with that, i'm okay with that. >> he found happiness in his personal life with his wife and two sons. >> i met my wife a couple weeks after the olympics. i've been married for 43 years to the same woman. >> is it hard from going to an
olympian to being a regular guy? >> i can never escape that personality of who i was as mark spitz. you know, as they said, old soldiers never die, they just fade away. old olympians just never sort of die, they just sort of fade away. all of a sudden michael phelps showed up and rejuvenated who i was. >> phelps into the pool for potential olympic history. >> for 36 years spitz held on to that record of most olympic gold medals won at a single olympic games and then there was phelps. and spitz was watching when phelps broke his world record. >> what you did tonight was epic and it was epic for the whole world to see how great you really are. >> it's hard to swim fast times, so you swim in a meet like you practice. >> but he's always happy to share what he's learned as one of america's most decorated olympic athletes. >> i would rather having lost the race having been in front in
the lead than never gotten there because i had too much saved up. >> giving the swim team at palisades high school a once in a lifetime opportunity, swimming tips with spitz. >> once an olympian, are you always an olympian? >> i think so. i have a participant's badge. it's got the symbol from the munich olympics. if that's all i had, that's more than most who never got there. and yes, i think we're always an olympian. i've always thought of myself as just a regular guy, and i happened to do something extraordinary in the journey of my athletic career. >> such a cool guy. that extraordinary performance as we mentioned in munich led to endorsement deals and more. his plan, guys, is actually to become a dentist. he has really good teeth too, if you notice, which you now see. before he had that mustache. he shaved that mustache off in 1988 as a valentine's day gift to his wife. i'm sure she was like whew. >> but what he said about just participating is so important. we often say in the opening ceremony, most of those
athletes, that's the biggest moment of their olympics. just being there. >> and it's not the medals, even though he has all those accomplishments, it was more about participating. i'm getting so excited. >> such a great series this week. >> thank you, thank you. we've got a big one tomorrow. >> who are you going to catch up with? >> dorothy hamill, known as much for the haircut as her olympic glory. this is my childhood fantasy dreams come true. >> i had that haircut. >> so did i. >> kate mckinnon slept here last night. we'll talk "ghostbusters" and more right after this. are you okay? >> okay. >> she's going to settle down and we'll be back after your local news and weather. i ..==im=a velingtor.. ==p
at 8:26 on your thursday, i'm sam brock. a developing story right now. police still at the scene of a deadly morning shooting in west oakland. it happened right by interstate 580. that's also right near the california hotel. officers say that the victim died right in the middle of the street. the street's been closed all morning long as police continue their investigation and processing the information there. we do not know the identity of the victim. but police tell us he's in his 30s or 40s. a witness heard several shots. right now, let's get a quick check your of your traffic.
>> the earlier crash, that cleared by the some seeium, but we now have one working on highway 13. it's actually in the center divide. that's not a good stop. pretty good drive through hayward and also for the dunbarton bridge at the top of your screen there. a crash north 280 at 7th still sticking around there. sam, back to you. a commute with a kick there. that's going to do it for us right now. we'll see you in 30 minutes.
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♪ it is 8:30 now on a thursday morning, 14th of july, 2016. friday is close. we're wrapping up the workweek in great style tomorrow. we have a concert on the plaza in our 8:30 half hour. that lady there, gwen stefani, going to be down here to put on a great show. she always does. we're looking forward to that. if you're in the area, advice would be to come down early. we'll tell you why we got a garden growing in a truck on our plaza. al has the explanation. plus, "snl's" kate mckinnon is here to tell us why the speared moved her to join the all-star cast of the new
"ghostbusters" and what we can expect from her when "snl" returns this fall. >> a new way to spice up your chicken and chocolate and marshmallows with brandy malloy. golfers are teeing off this morning at one of the sport's oldest championships known simply as the open. the return to scotland for the ninth time. >> looking at phil mickelson just hitting his tee shot on 1 a couple minutes ago to begin his quest for a second jug. you can catch live coverage of the open. don't call it the british open. the open championship today and tomorrow on the golf channel and all weekend starting saturday at 7:00 a.m. eastern. >> i was wondering about the royal trun. >> it's the name of the course. >> al, let's get a check of the
world. >> let's show you what we have going on as far as today is concerned. tomorrow starting your weekend off wet weather through the southeast, mid plains, hit or miss thunderstorms. on saturday, slight risk of strong storms in northern plains. western third of the country looking good. mid-atlantic states into the southeast. gulf coast on the wet side. sunday, sunday, mid-atlantic into the southeast. wet weather and rain around the great lakes. western half of the country well, we're in for a hot day unless you're in san francisco. right now, it's 59 degrees and a lot of sunshine. and the highs today reaching into the mid-70s. in the financial district, 70 degrees. gill roadway tops out at 100 degrees. low 90s for the west of the south bay. 94 degrees in santa rosa. oakland's at 83.
and livermore today expect a high of 100 degrees. >> that's your latest weather. al, thank you very much. this thing is sweet right here. something special to tell you about this morning. it's our garden on the go. over the next few months we'll take a journey from seed to sprout in a dodge pickup. >> it began in washington where we picked up and planted these vegetables grown in the white house garden. i don't think anyone will mind if i park here. green acres is the place to be. farm living is the life for me. ♪ >> 1600 pennsylvania avenue,
home to the white house, it's kitchen garden and 1,500 square feet of a variety of fruits, vegetables and herbs. this stuff actually grows in the garden, right? >> exact same varieties that grow in the white house kitchen garden. >> we've got peppers. we've got tomatoes. >> we've got cherokee purple tomatoes, orchid peppers. >> and first stop of this 1952 dodge truck, today's garden on the go. >> i'm excited. >> i don't think people realize how small or what lettuce starts from. >> that's an entire head of lettuce. >> good for four servings of leaves. >> if you plant an unorthodox garden space like a barrel or pickup truck, what should you
look for? >> you're trying to make sure that you have a good quality soil and you have good drainage at the bottom. >> what are some great every day herbs people can plant and grow that add flavor to their food. >> basil. tomatoes and basil are made for each other. >> once you plant, how much should you water your newly planted plant? >> you want an inch of rain a week is what you're aiming for. you don't need to water from the top. water directly at the root. >> this actually goes in a sense beyond farm to table. >> it's your kitchen in your backyard. kitchen in your windowsill. a lot of folks even if you don't have a lot of space, you can grow in a cup. you can be creative about where you can grow. really it's about getting kids engaged and having a good time. >> america, we're bringing the "today" show garden to you.
a lot of the herbs and vegetables grown at the garden will be used tonight at the white house kids steak dinner. as you look, we've got a lot of stuff growing here. we've got tomatoes and yellow cherry tomatoes. peppers. we've got eggplant. basil. strawberries. mint. >> i hope the new york city air is treating these vegetables okay. >> it's about putting kids on the path to a healthier future. we'll use our fresh garden on the go produce. we'll bring it on the road to places across the country. >> who gets the truck at the end of this? >> i'm vying for it. i'm going fight savannah for it. >> it's so cute. proton packs for everyone. kate mckinnon is here to talk about the new movie.
we're back now at 8:39. i'm already laughing. we're with the true comedy genius whether she's playing justin bieber or hillary clinton, kate mcconnkinnon has impressed us for years. now she fills every scene in the new gho"ghostbuster" movie. >> you truly scare me. i want to let you know that. >> come on. >> it's like mardi gras in
there. >> kate mckinnon, good morning. >> how are you? >> i'm very well. >> good to see you. >> you brought your smoke machine, i see. >> i bring my fogger wherever i go because i like to be shrouded in mystery. >> what would you say your aura is since we're on the topic? >> i don't know what color it is. red. >> perhaps. i feel like we're the only ones who are enjoying this so far. first of all, the director said he built this whole movie around you, which i think is really cool. >> and the others. >> and then he said he was thinking we've got -- this is a quote "we've got to get a glorious weirdo." >> you always need two things in life. a fog machine and a glorious weirdo wherever you go. >> and a red aura if you could. >> i don't know what the red
aura means. >> i don't either when people talk about what color their aura is. >> i'm sorry to auras out there. >> now you have done it. you lost the aura people. >> i'm going to get slammed by the aura association of america. >> i heard that you read in production notes -- i read in production notes that your character is the one you think is most like your real self. >> oddly enough, that's true. >> really? it wasn't justin bieber? >> justin bieber, i love playing justin bieber because i like to dance and move. >> it's one of my favorites. >> thank you. this character is like me because i've been told -- i myself don't see it. yes. she is odd but she doesn't really know it. she just revels in the science
that she loves and people that she loves and that's how i try to live. right? >> were you a big "ghostbusters" fan or did that intimidate you? there are people like matt and al who quote this movie hourly. some people might say get a life. on the other hand, they're hoping that everything is just, you know, relying on "ghostbusters" reboot being good. they're counting on you. does that make you nervous at all? >> my "ghostbusters" fandom was huge. there is some pressure, sure. you know, i just wanted to have a good time with some of my comedy -- just to be involved in anything with them felt like a huge mistake because they're the top and then leslie is the funniest alive so that was more
intimidating to me to do scenes with them. they are truly hilarious. >> "ghostbusters," i want you to know we expect you to report back to duty "snl" hillary clinton impersonation. keep it going until november maybe beyond. what's the essential quality you have to capture if you want to be hillary clinton? >> posture. >> really? >> well, and you know, a sense of wanting to do good and a sense of just trying and giving a speech. >> kate mckinnon, as always great to see you. and your aura. >> thank you so much. >> ghost bu"ghostbusters" opens theaters tomorrow.
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all right. we're back with get grilling week on "today food." this morning we have a delicious chicken recipe sure to become one of your family favorites. brandy malloy is the host of "eat the trend." good morning. good to see you. last time you'll be here as a single lady. getting married in a month. >> i'm getting married. yes. i'm so excited. >> who is your lucky fiance? >> chris or mr. amazing. >> let's get to ingredients. we're making grilled pineapple chicken. >> we're using pineapple to grill the chicken. we need pineapple, soy sauce, garlic, lime, chicken and olive oil. >> you also have a marinade. >> this is soy sauce, garlic, lime zest and ginger. you can add that olive oil. thank you. and a little bit of lime juice. this is actually my go-to marinade. it tastes so good. it has asian influence. we're going to marinade the
chicken for half an hour and while our chicken is marinading, we'll get our pineapple planks together. just pop that in the fridge. so over here -- >> cut these thick? >> you still want some flesh. you'll use the fruit to infuse the food. use your pineapple for a fruit salad. >> we don't use as much of this part of the pineapple as we are the outer skin as a plank. >> so actually over here the pineapple doesn't burn you'll brush it with a little bit of olive oil. and then we'll put our marinaded chicken on top and tie it with some bakers twine. >> soak that beforehand. >> yes. you use this. wrap it around a couple times and you end up with this. all you're going to do -- i love using one plank because you'll
get the nice grill marks on the chicken. >> you begin it chicken side down. >> i love that sound. searing it locking in the flavors. start with chicken side down so it gets a nice sear and get those grill marks and flip it over. make sure internal temperature reaches 165. >> because you have this pineapple plank, does it take longer to cook? >> close your grill. use the thermometer. i love to serve it with a simple fried rice. >> i have been dipping in a second. talk about dessert. >> this is my favorite part. >> how do you like the chicken? >> very good. >> the fried rise is grece is g. >> start with waffle cones, marshmallows and chocolate. i love doing this for parties. if you want to start with a little bit of chocolate and
marshmallow and alternate whatever you want. i put fruit in there for the kids. who puts fruit in their s'mores. not me. i want chocolate and mar marshmallows and heavy duty aluminum foil so it doesn't burn. put it on until the marshmallow gets goioey and delicious. take a bite and you get the melted marshmallow and creamy chocolate. >> how do we like this one? >> how cute is this for parties? >> i got peanut butter. >> i love this. >> let's toast to your upcoming nuptials. >> congratulations. >> for her recipes go to today.com/food. and up next, diane kruger. first, this is "today" on nbc.
the risks they take. >> they must have so much courage. >> how was that relationship? those lines get blurred that long undercover. >> there's rumors as to whether or not they actually ended up having an affair. i don't think they did. they spent 2 1/2 years as fiances and husband and wife together. >> we're lucky enough to have brian cranston here on occasion. he's a terrifically interesting and fun guy. what was it like to work with him? >> i felt lucky. i was fan girling a lot. you watch him work and learn so much. he becomes the character. i ran into him after the movie wrapped and walked past him without recognizing him. his face just changes. >> that anniversary seems unbelievable. the layers of acting in one season is incredible. >> movie is awesome. >> was this something you were
interested in? do you know about pablo escobar or did you have to cram for exams? >> i'm fascinating with that kind of stuff. that's a movie i would go see in theaters because i just -- it's such a big story. weirdly glamorous as well which is sick. i'm fascinated with it. >> the first thing was this big of a -- >> she had a family herself, a husband and two young children at home. >> stakes were high. >> we're just getting started with you, diane. she's coming back in our next half hour. >> we'll leave you with a sneak peek at a another highly anticipated movie. howard hughes in "rules don't apply." here's that sneak peek. take a look. >> someone is making a profit on a plane that can't fly. >> this plane will fly if it
were to be a failure i would leave this country and never come back and i mean it. what the hell happened to the close up of me in the cockpit? >> any driver that tries hanky-panky is fired. >> i'm frank. >> two weeks in los angeles and you're working for howard hughes. >> no harm having high hopes, ma'am. >> what church do you go to? >> do you know why they think sex is bad because it might lead to dancing. >> when is frank's fiance coming to town? >> she believes once you've been intimate in the guys of god you're committed to that person for the rest of your life. >> i agree. >> i'm not legally married. >> mr. hughes, i would like to thank you for the chance to become a star. >> you never had a drink in your life? >> i don't drink. >> maybe i'm not the right girl
for this. in this town, aren't those the rules? >> you're an exception. the rules don't apply to you. ♪ >> you think i'm nuts, right? >> get that person out of here. >> i think he should see someone. >> when you told me the rules don't apply to me, you know, they don't apply to you either. ♪ he said the rules don't apply to me ♪ >> i'm not trying to steal another woman's husband. >> well, hello. >> what the hell is she doing here? >> you said you wanted girl with two ms. >> yes, marilyn monroe. >> if you are crazy, give me more crazy. >> you make an old guy,
courageous. >> did somebody give that to you? >> she hit the jackpot. soh b fi crs rpen nothing yet.i a very good morning to you. it is 8:56. crews responded quickly to a fast-moving grass fire this morning in the san jose fool hills. the closest home is about a mile away. none were evacuated. the fire burned about 10 acres. chris sanchez spoke with firefighters who said they discovered a roman candle close
to where that fire started. happening now, that grass fire may be out, but weather conditions are keeping firefighters on their toes. we'll have a live update on our 11:00 a.m. newscast. some relief for bay area renters. rents are actually going against the grain for once. that's downward. you'll find the details on our facebook page. pokemon go to the rescue. the game is being credited for helping to nab a man wanted for an attempted murder in southern california. you can link to the details on our home page. another local news update for you in about half an hour. i hope to see you then. have a great morning. see you in just a bit. (scal): good day, m'lady!
>> this morning on "today's take," diane kruger is here. then it's throwback thursday with kool & the gang singing some of the biggest hits and we'll dig into deep fried food on a stick from the iowa state fair. all that and more coming up now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today" for a thursday morning, july 14th, 2016. i'm al with nat and dylan.
natalie's morning jam. >> "celebration." this one always is a party. kool & the gang are here today. it's throwback thursday. they'll play us some of their hits coming up later on. looking forward to seeing that. >> spectacular. i tell you, lots to talk about. last night's espy's came together in los angeles. the night starting out on a serious message. four nba great, carmelo anthony, chris paul, dwyane wade, lebron james, calling for an end to gun violence. >> we all feel helpless and frustrated by the violence. we do. that's not acceptable. it's time to look in a mirror and ask ourselves what are we doing to create change? it's not about being a role model or about our responsibility for tradition of activism. i know tonight we honor muhammad
ali but let's call professional athletes to educate ourselves, explore these issues, speak up, use our influence and renounce all violence and most importantly go back to our community and invest our time, our resources, help rebuild them, help strengthen them, help change them. we all have to do better. thank you. >> i mean -- >> so powerful those words. >> it's important that they said seeing athletes stand up and say we're more than just about the accomplishments on the court. we have to stand up for this and use our example and our voice and the power that we have. it was a really powerful message. i'm glad -- they wanted to start the show. >> even though he said it's not about being a role model, they are role models. to listen to their words and hopefully it sinks in with younger generation and older
generation alike. >> you look at social media right after and on into this morning and it's been overwhelmingly positive response to that message. that's cool. lebron james getting five awards including best male athlete and best nba player. >> a good year for him. >> it was. a great night all around. abby wambach getting honors and just a lot of great to see a show of force in the sports world but a lot of hollywood people there as you would expect. our good friend, wwe star, hosted the awards. he was hilarious. he nailed his monologue. he wasn't reading from a prompter. it was him having fun. all in. take a look. >> why? why did they go get a guy from the red headed stepchild of sport and entertainment? why did espn get a host from the
wwe? i mean, it's rigged. did i just spoil the surprise for some of the people? >> he was good. it gets even better. if you haven't seen it, go back and watch the clip. >> it's hard to do in front of a group of people like that. >> you could tell he was trying to warm up the crowd. people here are tense. >> he won them over. >> you all have been talking about pokemon go all week. my son wanted to walk the dog. he's got his pokemon on the streets of hoboken walking the dog looking for the pokemon. i was trying to get him to explain it to me and he showed me how to catch the pokemon. it's connected to your phone's gps. you have to be in an area with good wi-fi and gps.
my son was explaining that you can go and collecting the pokemon characters throughout and it kind of shows you on a map where to go to get them. but then you reach different levels and you can battle when you get to level five and battle other people's gem. people who have got to that level five. you can take them on to try to win over their characters. >> it's been a boom for a lot of businesses. you can set up a lure. one pizza place increased sales by 75% over the weekend. >> amazing. >> because they were one of those gems? >> we're supposed to have it on this phone. it's not working. it really is amazing. you're getting ready to do a cross-country trip. >> it might make it fun for the kids. we're going to start driving and head west and along the way maybe the grand canyon catch a couple pokemon.
>> watch where you're walking. >> it will be cool for them to have like a scavenger hunt. >> there have been negative stories about it. people just have to be safe. i think they might -- it might not be a bad idea to disable it while you're driving. it will work under 20 miles an hour. i think you could probably do away with that. >> and negatives we reported on people falling into ditches, crashing into things. >> on the upside it's making for great videos their friends are taking of them doing these things. >> there is an upside. it's getting people to get out and get outside and walk. that was my son last night wanting to walk the dog. this is good. >> not looking at anything around them. >> the car is coming at you. that's a real car. >> who doesn't love wham's "wake
me up before you go-go" this is a french bulldog. ♪ ♪ wake me up before you go go ♪ don't leave me hanging on like a yo-yo ♪ >> another dog walks in. he checks this all out. what is going on. the dog stops for a second. and then when the big dog walks away, it goes right back into dancing. >> the big dog walks in. you're an idiot and walks away. >> i love it. >> speaking of dogs, it's national hot dog day. >> wasn't yesterday national french fry day? >> every day is a national food day. >> what's tomorrow? i want the national fun day day. >> what's your favorite on your hot dog? >> my normal favorite -- i need
to just taut something here. it's been relish and mustard. i said relish on air one time and this company sent me this jar of a mix of mustard and relish and cabbage and it's like everything i love in one jar. >> i need a fork. i need to try that. it's not too spicy? >> they have different versions. this is regular. >> so it's sauerkraut, relish and mustard. all linked together. >> would you like to try this? >> great idea. >> mine is just ketchup and mustard. >> i like relish, mustard and i also like onions. >> i like baked beans. >> i love it. it's so good. we love it. anyway, we have that hot dog in orlando yesterday, remember that. >> did you eat the whole thing? >> not at all. al did though. look at al. there's a visual.
>> i have seen the baby bump finally. >> it's finally there. >> you can eat hot dogs? >> there's this whole thing. a whole list of things that my mom ate when she was pregnant but i can't eat when i'm pregnant anymore. it's like lunch meat and hot dogs and apparently there can be a hot dog in those things. if i get it since i'm pregnant, it's extra bad. most of the time you're not going to get it. you have to cook it really well. that's it. >> that's a very well cooked hot dog. i can eat it. >> let's get a check of the weather. >> yesterday we had this dur airbor -- derecho. it goes for over 250 miles. it caused a lot of damage. hundreds of thousands are without power in the midwest. downburst drive these gusts down. you can have gusts up to 100 miles per hour doing as much damage as a tornado. we don't expect a derecho today.
we are looking for strong storms developing stretching from buffalo, new york, back into parts of arkansas. as this system pushes east, we'll have threat of severe storms today from dodge city to memphis. damaging wind, hail, can't rule out a tornado or two. you get here into the northeast and parts of new england we're also looking for a risk of strong storms late morning storms will sbeps fie and then later this afternoon damaging winds the main threat. we could see torrential we have sunshine all across the bay area and quickly warming temperatures. we're already at 72 degrees in the south bay and 70 in the peninsula. in san francisco, it's 62 degrees and heading up to 75 later today. it will be very hot for the inland valleys. in the north bay, up to 96 degrees. 95 in the south bay and tri-valley as high as 101 degrees. in the east bay and peninsula, 80s with breezy winds and mostly
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>> favorite drink? >> he's a whisky kind of guy. >> she's a manhattan girl. >> food she hates? >> yogurt. >> i love yogurt. >> i thought you said you hated yogurt. >> i sate sour cream and mayonnaise. >> noted. >> you sound like a married couple. favorite sport? >> she loves tennis. >> football. season tickets on the 20 yard line. >> damn, woman, you're good. >> diane, good morning. nice to have you here. >> good morning. >> was there added pressure playing someone who -- this whole story is based on a true story. >> always a bit of responsibility. you want to, you know, pay tribute to their work and what they've done. she's a very mysterious lady. i got a real sense when i talked to her that she didn't tell me everything. i have never seen her face to face. only had phone conversations. i know she came to the tampa premiere but didn't come up. she's very mysterious.
i find her very intriguing. >> did you find out or anybody get word of what she thought of the movie. >> she e-mailed me. she was so pleased. she sent me the original wedding invitation for when they got married. >> you're playing bryan cranston's undercover fiance. what was it like working in that capacity? we love him around here. an amazing actor. >> it's everything you would hope for. a great leader on set. first person to arrive and last to leave. he really took care of me. i felt very safe. and it's all about the work. he has one of those great faces and great actor that fades away and becomes that character. it's lovely to work with him. >> one of the nicest people i ever met on the set of anything. >> very funny, too. >> these folks were undercover
for over two years. can you imagine what that would be like. when you play this role, did you think of what it would be like to live a completely different life? >> i can't imagine what it would be like. and i know that she had a real life husband and two young children at home and by talking to her even though you don't see that in the film, having that in the back of her mind every day, every risk she takes daily had to be measured whether or not she was going to survive this or found out and in those days equipment wasn't that sophisticated. they had huge wires on their bodies and tape recorders and they feared for their lives many, many times and moments when they would be found out. >> we want to switch gears. you have a big birthday you're celebrating. you're turning 40 tomorrow. i think you said you wanted to get drunk. we'll help you out. >> so cute.
thank you. >> never too early. >> it says it in german happy birthd birthday. >> i tried to pronounce it. it didn't sound anything like the way you just sounded. >> sounded like you were sneezing. >> you have to make a wish. >> i need it. >> there you go. >> congratulations. >> thank you so much, guys. >> congrats on the film. >> happy birthday. >> "infiltrator" is in theaters right now. go see it. up next, if it's fried and on a stick, we're in. fun foods from the iowa state
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we've got a bunch of new foods for you. this is the fried funnel bacon on a stick. you start with bacon. you deep fry it. pull it out. put buttermilk cake batter on it and deep fry it again and drizzle it. it's a maple butter cream. >> that's like mpancakes and bacon all in one. >> this is your dessert. ice cream nacho. cinnamon sugar chips. all of the different cinnamon ice cream and chocolate chips, caramel chips, peanuts and strawberries drizzled with chocolate and whip cream and a cherry. >> that's good. >> really good. >> perhaps the only really sort of healthy thing here. >> a little healthy, yes. you start off with sugar cookie dough and sugar cookie and you have cream cheese, vanilla cream
cheese icing and favorite fruits, pineapples and grapes. >> fruit pizza. >> just don't eat the cookie. >> this one doesn't need a stick. >> barbecue favorite. it's a smoked chicken drummy. and then you smoke it until it gets succulent and wrap it in bacon. deep fry it again. drizzle in your favorite sauce. very good. >> that's good. meat on meat. >> everybody's favorite category. >> about 30 days until the iowa state fair. >> back to more fruit. we have fancy ways of serving fruit. >> we do. this is fried fruit kabob. you start off with kiwi and orange and grapes. put it in funnel cake batter again. deep fry it. drizzle it in chocolate. >> that's all yours. >> it's so heavy.
she slimed me. which i probably should've seen coming. [ laughs ] a very good morning to you. it's 9:26. i'm laura garcia can s-cannon. police are at a deadly shooting scene in west oakland near interstate 580 right near the california hotel. officers say the victim died in the middle of the street. the street has been closed all morning to allow police to investigate. we still don't know the identity of the victim but police say he is in his 30s or 40s. a witness said he heard several shots and saw a black jeep with three or four people inside speed away from the scene. officers responded quickly thanks to an alert from the shot spotter system. south bay fire crews responded quickly to a fast-moving fire. the san jose foothills fire started around 3:00 a.m. above
good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. a look at mt. tam, temperatures are making their way into the 70s at this hour. 70 now in santa rosa. it will be cooler along the coastline with san francisco into the mid-70s there. san mateo, 81 degrees and 100 degrees today in gilroy. we'll have some triple digit temperatures in fairfield as well as parts of the delta into the tri-valley. in dublin today, 101.
traffic has started to move much better along the 880 in the last hour. 580 is moving better as well. a crash at the freeway and highway 13, everything has cleared up. we should see good recovery. meanwhile, the rest of the bay looks good. south bay sees the most volume in traffic. slow at the southbound 101 corridor heading down out of remmington and palo alto. >> thank you, mike. another update in half an hour. have a great day. from another. wake up those eggs with glorious spam! see what spam can! do... at spam.com
taking a look at the headlines, national health care costs are hitting a milestone. health care spending this year by the government and individuals will average more than $10,000 per person for the first time this year. the report expects that number to grow by an average of 5.8% a year for the next decade. wednesday's government report blames the increase on a stronger economy, rising medical prices and an ageing population. a new study of young children finds a link between bedtime and obesity. the ohio state university study found that preschoolers to get to bed by 8:00 p.m. are far less likely to become obese teenagers than young children that go to sleep later. it found that bedtimes after 9:00 p.m. appeared to double the
likelihood of obesity later on in life although the study did not determine why. the study is in the journal of pediatrics. aggressive driving and road rage are on the rise. a survey released that nearly 8 of every 10 drivers admits to expressing road rage in the previous year. it involves following too closely, yelling at another driver, cutting them off or making angry gestures. most aggressive drivers are males from 19 to 29 years old. starbucks is investing in a bakery in italy. they will open cafes around the world with first set for seattle next year. it will offer baked goods in starbucks new specialty coffee stores. let's get a check of the weather right now from al. >> let's look ahead to your weekend starting with tomorrow. not bad in the northeast.
toasty. look for showers and thunderstorms southeast gulf coast and into the mid plains. beautiful out west and northern plains. for saturday, we've got a pretty nice day on tap again in the northeast. new england, great lakes, texas panhand panhandle. temperatures scorching over 100 degrees into the southwest. beautiful in the puget sound area and sunday, sunday, we are looking for more wet weather along the southeast coast into the florida panhandle. wet weather around the great lakes. again, the heat continues from the ohio river valley into the texas panhandle, plains and out west although los angeles looking good on sunday. high of we're in for some hot temperatures today, especially for the inland areas. near the coast, not bad at all. mostly cleared with 62 degrees in san francisco. some low 70s already starting to build in the inland areas. up to 96 in the north bay. 95 in the south bay. tri-valley up to 101 degrees.
while san francisco is at a breezy 75 with mostly sunny skies, 80s for the east bay and peninsula. and this will be the hottest day of the week. >> that's your latest weather. nat? >> al, thank you. after a shocking finale, the hit legal drama "suits" is back with its highly anticipated sixth season and fans can expect some big changes. >> meghan markle's fiance was just sent to prison and is having a hard time dealing with it. >> i just wish i could see him. >> what do you mean? you can see him. >> i can't. i called the prison. i wanted to know if he was okay. they wouldn't give me any information so then i asked them about visitation and they said that i had to wait and get on a list. >> how long? >> at least a month. >> i don't know what to say.
>> you always know what to say. >> not this time. >> oh no. my gosh. ladies, good morning. >> good morning. >> congratulations on season six. >> thank you. >> my god. it premiered last night and everything is different. for people who haven't seen it yet, can you set the stage. >> we ended on a crazy cliff-hanger last season. so the firm as we know it, all these characters, their lives are different. we've seen mike and rachel play this game of cat and mouse for five seasons and now in season six, he's in prison. we see rachel in a different world. the firm is shaken up. i think it's a big limbo period for us this season. >> he left your character at the alter basically to go check into prison. now you can't even see him. >> yes. >> talking to her confidant, how do we get through this?
the relationship is sweet to watch unfold this season. >> i love how it's one of the first time that donna is at a loss for words because the situation is as bad as it gets. she's got her friend's back. she'll do everything she can to help her out of that situation. >> trying to hold what's left of the firm together. not a lot of people left. >> nobody is left. it's time to kind of circle the wagons and see what's going on. donna loves to get up into everyone's personal life and so struggling a lot with guilt around this topic. so she's kind of up in there managing that and helping him stay on track to try to get the firm back. >> i know dylan is a huge fan. she visited you guys on set. she came back with a story. amazing. >> i say it was the best dress i ever wore in my life. >> stunning on her. >> you have so much fun on the set even with drama.
fun behind the scenes still there. >> in six years to become a family and you feel that chemistry when you watch the show and you're close with each other and we have special guest stars with you and you're part of the family as well. we're lucky. >> we work really late at night. we're laughing and crying because it's 4:00 a.m. >> they're real tears. >> so nice to have you here. ank you so much. suits airs wednesdays on our sister network usa. up next, legendary band kool & the gang gets ready to get down on it right after this. you both have a perfect driving record. perfect. no tickets, no accidents... that is until one of you clips a food truck ruining your perfect record. yeah. now you would think your insurance company would cut you some slack, right? no, your insurance rates go through the roof. your perfect record doesn't get you anything.
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this summer on tour as they continue to -- ♪ celebrate good times >> let us welcome the guys now. good to see you. your fans have so much to be excited about. let's start with the tour. are you guys excited as well? >> yes. it's our first tour in a while. it's keep the funk alive tour. >> you guys are keeping the funk alive with new music. fans will be happy to hear. new album out. tell us a little bit about getting into the studio and recording again together. what was that like? >> we never left the studio. we were waiting.
here we are. sexy. >> it's not just music. you guys have a big charity that you're very passionate about. are you tell us more about that? >> it helps struggling musicians in the music industry workers and it's near and dear to us. everyone can go to swe sweetrelief.org trying to raise $2,000 by 2:00 p.m. today. >> we can do that. that's doable. let's do rapid fire with you guys. we're going to call it -- our game is called get them on it. dennis, you're up first. favorite song to perform live? >> "hollywood swinging." >> i guess anybody can shout these out. your dream duet with another artist? >> mick jagger. >> that would be amazing. strangest gift you have gotten from fans? >> geez.
>> there's a lot of strange things i'm sure you've gotten. >> i'm trying to think of one. i got a plaque. >> okay. >> proudest accomplishment as a band? >> being here today. you're so good. so many more accomplishments. don't go away. they're going to play for us. kool & the gang singing some of your favorite hits live right after this. olay regenerist renews from within... plumping surface cells for a dramatic transformation -without the need for fillers. your concert tee might show your age...your skin never will. olay regenerist. olay. ageless. and try the micro-sculpting cream you love now with
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from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> answer to all my problems. >> yes! don't even try to turn that dial, as if anybody had a dial anymore. thirsty thursday, july 14. hoda is off again. the only one that can ever really take her place is, of course, mr. regis. we've got a fun show today. >> we really do. the great legendary kool & the gang, and they're going to sing for us. >> a brand new